1. ability have an ability (to do)
    • The system has the ability to run more than one program at the same time.
  2. able be able to do
    • You must be able to speak French for this job.
  3. absent be absent from sth
    • John had to be absent from school for two weeks due to his illness.
  4. accident have an accident; be (involved) in an accident; do sth by accident
    • John has had an accident and is in hospital now.
    • Three cars were involved in an accident at the roundabout near my house this morning.
    • We met by accident at the airport.
  5. according according to sb
    • According to Mick, it’s a great movie.
  6. account on account of; take into account; account for sth
    • She retired early on account of ill health.
    • Coursework is taken into account as well as exam results.
    • The poor weather may have accounted for the small crowd
    • How do you account for the show’s success?
  7. accuse accuse sb of sth/doing
    • They accused me of lying / murder / theft.
  8. admire admire sb (for sth/doing)
    • The school is widely admired for its excellent teaching.
    • We admire the soldiers for their bravery.
    • I don’t agree with her, but I admire her for sticking to her principles.
  9. advance in advance; advandce to/towards a place
    • It’s cheaper if you book the tickets in advance.
    • He advanced towards me in an aggressive style.
  10. advantage take advantage of sth; have an advantage over sth; be at an advantage; be an advantage (of sth)
    • We took full advantage of the hotel facilities
    • She took advantage of the children’s absence to tidy their rooms.
    • He took advantage of my generosity.
    • Being tall gives him an advantage over other players.
    • You will be at an advantage if you thought about the interview questions in advance.
  11. advise advise sb to do; advise sb on/about st; advise (sb) against sth
    • We employ an expert to advise on new technology.
    • She advises the government on environmental issues.
    • I would strongly advise against going out on your own.
  12. affect affect sth
    • How will these changes affect us?
    • Your opinion will not affect my decision
  13. afraid be afraid of sth/doing; be afraid (that) + clause; be afraid to do
    • He never swam far out. He was afraid of getting a cramp.
    • She avoids lonely streets. She is afraid of being mugged.
    • She didn’t tell him because she was afraid of upsetting him.
    • He was afraid to jump. (So he didn’t jump).
    • He was afraid to protest. (So he kept quiet).
    • I’m afraid that we haven’t got any tickets left.
    • I’m afraid that he will blame me for this.
  14. afternoon in the afternoon; this afternoon; tomorrow afternoon
  15. agree agree with sth; agree on sth; agree to do
    • He agreed with them about the need for change.
    • I agree with her analysis of the situation.
    • Are we all agreed on this? (Do we all have the same opinion about/on this?)
    • It is generally agreed that more funding is needed for education.
  16. agreement come to/reach an agreement (on/about sth); be in agreement (on/about/with) sth
    • Are we in agreement about the price?
    • An agreement was finally reached between management and employees.
  17. ahead go straight ahead; go ahead; be ahead of sth
    • Go straight ahead: to give direction
    • Go ahead: Give permission
    • Ahead of us lay ten days of intensive training.
    • He was always well ahead of the rest of the class.
  18. allow allow sb to do; allow sth
    • Her parents don’t allow her to go out late at night.
    • How much time would you allow for the trip?
    • They don’t allow smoking in the hall.
  19. alternative alternative medicine; find/be an alternative (to sth)
    • Alternative medicine: any type of treatment that does not use the usual scientific methods of Western medicine, for example one using herbs instead of artificial drugs.
    • We have to find an alternative to nuclear power
    • Is there an alternative to surgery for this complaint?
  20. amount an amount of sth; in large/small/etc amounts; amount to
    • An amount of sth: a small / large amount of money I time / information I help
    • His earnings are said to amount to $300, 000 per annum,
  21. announce announce sth (to sb); announce (that) + clause
    • We’re pleased to announce that all five candidates were successful.
  22. announcement make an announcement (about sth)
    • We will make a formal announcement tomorrow about the contest.
  23. anxious be anxious about sth/doing
    • He seemed anxious about the meeting
    • I am becoming very anxious about my son.
    • She was anxious to finish school and get a job.
  24. apologise apologise (to sb) for sth/doing
    • I apologized to the teacher for lying to her.
  25. appear appear to be; it appears (that) + clause
  26. apply apply for sth; apply in writing
  27. appointment make/have/break an appointment
  28. approval show/give (your) approval for sth
  29. approve approve of sth/doing; approve sth
  30. argue argue with sb; argue about sth/doing; argue (that) + clause
  31. argument have an argument (with sb) (about sth/doing)
  32. arrange arrange sth (with sb); arrange for sb to do
  33. arrangement make/have an arrangement (with sb) (to do)
  34. arrest arrest sb for sth/doing
  35. arrive arrive in (a town or city); arrive at (a building, e.g. a station); arrive there
  36. ask ask sb sth; ask sb to do sth (for you); ask about/for sth; ask if/whether + clause
  37. associate associate sth with sth
  38. attach attach sth to sth; be attached to sth
  39. attack attack sth; an attack on sth; go on the attack; attack sb for sth/doing
  40. attempt make an attempt (at sth/doing); attempt to do; in an attempt to do
  41. attention pay attention to sth; attract (sb’s) attention; draw (sb’s) attention to sth
  42. attractive be attractive (to sb)
  43. average on average
  44. avoid avoid sth/doing
  45. aware be aware of sth