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Materials


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a material ‘What material is it made of?’

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to be made of ‘This table is made of wood and aluminium.’

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recycled ‘The packaging is made from 50% recycled cardboard.’

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recyclable ‘Is the packaging recyclable?’

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a material
‘What material is it made of?’

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to be made of
‘This table is made of wood and aluminium.’

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recycled
‘The packaging is made from 50% recycled cardboard.’

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recyclable
‘Is the packaging recyclable?’

Fabric


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cashmere ‘I bought a new cashmere jumper at the weekend.’

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fabric ‘The curtains are made from red fabric.’

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linen ‘The tablecloth is made of linen.’

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nylon ‘The T-shirts are made of a blend of cotton and nylon.’

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cotton ‘The tea towel is made of cotton.’

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wool ‘The building insulation is made of wool and plastic.’

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to be waterproof ‘Is your jacket waterproof?’

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cashmere
‘I bought a new cashmere jumper at the weekend.’

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fabric
‘The curtains are made from red fabric.’

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linen
‘The tablecloth is made of linen.’

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nylon
‘The T-shirts are made of a blend of cotton and nylon.’

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cotton
‘The tea towel is made of cotton.’

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wool
‘The building insulation is made of wool and plastic.’

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to be waterproof
‘Is your jacket waterproof?’

Metal


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metal ‘I’ll replace the wooden door with a metal one.’

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aluminium ‘The hull of the new ship is made from aluminium.’

American English = ‘aluminum’

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copper ‘The saucepan has a copper base.’

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iron ‘The gate is very heavy. It’s made of iron.’

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magnesium ‘This aircraft component is made of magnesium alloy.’

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steel ‘We’ll weld a steel plate to the roof of the truck to repair it.’

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tin ‘We repaired the machine casing with some tin plate.’

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titanium ‘My new bike is very light. It’s made from titanium.’

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metal
‘I’ll replace the wooden door with a metal one.’

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aluminium
‘The hull of the new ship is made from aluminium.’

American English = ‘aluminum’

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copper
‘The saucepan has a copper base.’

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iron
‘The gate is very heavy. It’s made of iron.’

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magnesium
‘This aircraft component is made of magnesium alloy.’

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steel
‘We’ll weld a steel plate to the roof of the truck to repair it.’

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tin
‘We repaired the machine casing with some tin plate.’

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titanium
‘My new bike is very light. It’s made from titanium.’

Gases


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a gas ‘Oxygen is a gas at room temperature and pressure.’

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carbon dioxide ‘We measure the total amount of carbon dioxide generated by the site.’

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carbon monoxide ‘There’s a carbon monoxide detector near the boiler.’

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helium ‘The balloon was inflated with helium.’

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hydrogen ‘We’re developing a new hydrogen-powered car.’

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methane ‘Methane was released from the landfill site.’

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nitrogen ‘Nitrogen is used to help keep the sandwiches fresh.’

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oxygen ‘There’s less oxygen at higher altitudes.’

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steam ‘We used steam to clean the engine.’

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air ‘Air is a mix of gases including nitrogen and oxygen.’

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a gas
‘Oxygen is a gas at room temperature and pressure.’

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carbon dioxide
‘We measure the total amount of carbon dioxide generated by the site.’

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carbon monoxide
‘There’s a carbon monoxide detector near the boiler.’

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helium
‘The balloon was inflated with helium.’

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hydrogen
‘We’re developing a new hydrogen-powered car.’

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methane
‘Methane was released from the landfill site.’

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nitrogen
‘Nitrogen is used to help keep the sandwiches fresh.’

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oxygen
‘There’s less oxygen at higher altitudes.’

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steam
‘We used steam to clean the engine.’

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air
‘Air is a mix of gases including nitrogen and oxygen.’

Other


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cardboard ‘We’ve managed to reduce the amount of cardboard in our product packaging by over 50%.’

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clay ‘We make the models for the initial design concepts out of clay.’

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glass ‘One of the panes of glass on the greenhouse has broken.’

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ice ‘The sculpture is made from ice.’

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leather ‘I’ve bought a new leather wallet.’

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plastic ‘The washing up bowl is made of plastic.’

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wood ‘The chair is made of wood and plastic.’

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cardboard
‘We’ve managed to reduce the amount of cardboard in our product packaging by over 50%.’

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clay
‘We make the models for the initial design concepts out of clay.’

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glass
‘One of the panes of glass on the greenhouse has broken.’

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ice
‘The sculpture is made from ice.’

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leather
‘I’ve bought a new leather wallet.’

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plastic
‘The washing up bowl is made of plastic.’

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wood
‘The chair is made of wood and plastic.’


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