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    Learn English > English lessons and exercises > English test #128272: Vocabulary: lighting and electricity
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    Vocabulary: lighting and electricity


    ELECTRICITY has revolutionised our civilisation. Produced from varied energies, it

    tends to become "clean". After the successive oil crises, electricity represents the future 

    of industry. At present, it is transforming the automobile  industry... 

    It has invaded our houses and is omnipresent in all our activities... 



     An electric light bulb 
     A socket 
     A (lamp) shade 
     A switch 
     To switch on 
     To switch off
     A standard lamp (GB)/ A floor lamp (US) 
     A wall lamp/ a wall light   
     A ceiling lamp/ a ceiling light   
     A bedside lamp/ a bedside light                                                                                     
     A halogen lamp
     A LED light bulb 
     A dimmer 

    * LED: a light-emitting diode bulb



               A socket/ a point                                                                         A switch


     A reading lamp  
     A spotlight 
     A neon light                                                                                                                       
     A flashllight / BR a torch                           
     A candle 
     A candlestick 
     A chandelier 
     A gas/ oil lamp 



               A chandelier                                                                       A floor lamp      



    - The suffix -IC: indicates how the item is powered: an electric car/ an electric train/ 

    - The suffix -ICAL; indicates what kind of item it is: an electrical problem/ an electrical system/ 

     The (electric) wiring 
      To have mains electricity                                                                                                          
      A wire 
      A switch
     To wire sth up/ To connect sth up 
     The electricity meter 
      A plug 
      A socket/ a point 
      An adaptor 
     To plug in/ to unplug 
      A fuse 
      The earth/ the ground wire                            
      An insulator/ to insulate 
      Static energy
      A blackout


               A reading lamp                                                                      A ceiling light



    Non-renewable energies: Fossil energies: coal, natural gas, oil.

    Renewable energies:

    - Hydroelectric energy (wind, geothermal, solar)

    - nuclear power 

    - Other sources: biofuels, biomass, unidentified data. 



    - Girl power/ flower power 

    - power brakes/ power windows: power assisted

    - The gray power: elderly people

    - A power nap: a very short but restful time

    - The power behind the throne

    - The powers that be

    - To be drunk with power

    - To power up

    - A power tool: a very hard-working student

    - A power breakfast/ lunch/ : a very nutritious meal served during a business meeting. 

    - To get your wires crossed

    - To blow a fuse



                   She has blown a fuse...                                              His wires are crossed... 


    There we are! Let's hope you won't blow a fuse doing the test! Go for it!     

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    1. 'Sorry, Madam… but for the to be active, you simply have to slide your door-card in the slot here.' 'Of course… How stupid of me… '

    2. 'Tommy really needs a or at least a night lamp… It might help him to have fewer nightmares…'

    3. 'The promise of a reward might and give him the motivation he lacks so much…'

    4. 'We need to take an extra for our camping weekend…'

    5. 'Do you know where is? The owner is asking for the numbers at the end of our stay…'

    6. When he heard about the stupid and dangerous things Matt had done at school, his father and grounded him for a month.

    7. The wires are not properly and make the whole wiring of the place dangerous.

    8. 'Don’t forget to the TV when you leave. There are terrible storms in this area…'

    9. 'I have too much on my mind just now, and keep . I need some rest…'

    10. The former manager was and arrogant and couldn’t manage a team…




     I could be handy, mending a fuse,

      When your lights have gone..."

      (The Beatles, When I'm 64...]

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