(a) making a lot of noise
- What was that loud bang outside?
- The music's too loud. Turn it down, please.
(b) unpleasantly bright clothes
- John was wearing a loud, checked shirt.
- I hate your tie. It's too loud.
aloud (adv.) = audibly
- The students read the passage aloud.
2. even - still
(a) used to talk about something surprising or unexpected in what you say
- Even little children know what a lake is!
(b) even if / though = although
- Even if it rains, we'll go for a walk.
(a) up to a certain point and continuing at that moment
- He was still sleeping when I arrived.
- My leg still hurts. The wound hasn't been healed yet.
(b) however / nevertheless
- She didn't study hard but she still passed her exam. (= Even if / though she didn't study hard, she passed her exam.)
3. vocation - vacation
vocation (n) = a special talent
- This girl has a natural vocation in singing.
vacation (n) = holiday
- All students are now looking forward to their summer vacation.
4. attend - follow
attend (v) = be present regularly
- Several members of the staff did not attend the annual meeting.
- You must attend classes regularly if you want to improve your performance.
follow(v) = be engaged in , understand, be interested in, go behind
- He has followed a course in marketing
- He spoke so fast that I couldn't follow him.
- More than 500 people follow Celia on TypePad
- I'll show you the way. Please follow me.
5. admit - agree
(a) allow entrance or access
- He was admitted to London University after having passed his IGCSEs with straight As.
(b) accept as valid or true
- He finally admitted that he was lying.
agree (v) = share the same opinion
- The students agreed to have a party next week.
6. formerly - formally
formerly (adv) = in the first place , previously
- He denied everything that he had formerly said.
formally (adv.) = in a conventional manner
- This enrolment form must be filled in formally.
- You have to be formally dressed if you wish to attend the meeting.