weather

03 September 2015
glorious  It was glorious weather, so we decided to go for a picnic.  
breaks   We got almost all the harvest in before the weather broke.

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polite

14 August 2015
scrupulously  She was scrupulously polite to him. 
to  He was polite to eveyone.  

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notes

19 June 2015
make  As he read the letters, he made careful notes. 
write up  It’s a good idea to write up your notes soon after a lecture. 

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ability

29 May 2015
exceptional  The company aims to select people of outstanding ability.
uncanny  He has an uncanny ability for spotting investment opportunities.
innate  Babies have an innate ability to do simple maths.

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progress

18 December 2014
significant  There has been significant progress in controlling heart disease. 
hinder   Language problems might hinder a child’s progress at school.

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