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“Double trouble”: Poilievre blames Trudeau for housing costs multiplying across Canada

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honourable

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US / ˈɒnərəbl /

UK / ˈɑːnərəbl /

B2
  • adjecitve
  • Not disposed to cheat or defraud; not deceptive
  • Worthy of respect; done with good intentions

well

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US / wel /

UK / wɛl /

A1
  • adjecitve
  • Being in a fortunate, good condition or state
  • Healthy and in good condition
  • adverb
  • In an acceptable, proper, or successful manner
  • In a complete, total, or full manner
  • A great and considerable degree
  • In a successful way, in a good or satisfactory way
  • exclamation
  • Used to begin or continue a particular statement
  • Used to show you want to start saying something
  • Used to express that you are waiting for a reply
  • You say this to change the topic of a conversation
  • Used to indicate you are making a final remark
  • noun
  • Long deep hole in the ground to get water
  • verb
  • To cause your eyes to fill with tears

transit

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US / ˈtrænzɪt /

UK / ˈtrænsɪt, -zɪt /

B1
  • adjecitve
  • Concerning a transport system in a city
  • noun
  • System of transportation, often in a city
  • Process of changing planes at airports
  • verb
  • To change from one airplane to another at airports

surplus

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US / ˈsɜ:pləs /

UK / ˈsɚpləs, -ˌplʌs /

B1
  • adjecitve
  • More than is needed or wanted
  • noun
  • Extra amount of something above what you need

start

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US / stɑ:t /

UK / stɑrt /

A1
  • noun
  • First time or place that a thing exists; beginning
  • First opportunity to achieve something, e.g. a job
  • Sudden action or movement because you are scared
  • other
  • Beginning of something in place or time
  • verb
  • To do, be or happen for the first time; begin
  • To turn something on

mortgage

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US / 'mɔ:ɡɪdʒ /

UK / ˈmɔrɡɪdʒ /

B1
  • noun
  • Long-term loan from a bank for buying property

land

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US / lænd /

UK / lænd /

A1
  • noun
  • Region or country
  • Earth; the ground
  • verb
  • To arrive or cause a boat to arrive at the shore
  • To obtain or get something that you wanted
  • To (cause to) come down to the ground safely
  • To cause to arrive in a specific place or state

funding

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US / ˈfʌndɪŋ /

UK / ˈfʌndɪŋ /

A2
  • verb
  • To supply money for something

fact

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US / fækt /

UK / fækt /

A1
  • noun
  • Something that is known or proved to be true

densification

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US / ˌdensɪfɪˈkeɪʃən /

UK / densɪfɪˈkeɪʃn /

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board

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US / bɔ:d /

UK / bɔrd, bord /

A1
  • noun
  • Surface for posting or showing information
  • Group of persons who direct an organization
  • Long piece of material used for riding the waves
  • Long thin piece of wood, used for building; plank
  • verb
  • To enter a ship, plane, or other vehicle
  • To cover with long wooden strips of wood
  • To pay money to live in someone's house; lodge

why

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US / waɪ /

UK / hwaɪ, waɪ /

A1
  • adverb
  • Question word to ask for a reason
  • exclamation
  • (Used to express surprise or approval)

time

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US / taɪm /

UK / taɪm /

A1
  • noun
  • Speed at which music is played; tempo
  • Point as shown on a clock, e.g. 3 p.m
  • Number of hours, minutes needed to do something
  • Occasion when something happens
  • Period or occasion that something occurred
  • Period in history or the past
  • Something measured in minutes, hours, days, etc.
  • How long an event takes; duration
  • verb
  • To check speed at which music is performed
  • To choose a specific moment to do something
  • To measure how long an event takes, e.g. a race
  • To schedule something to occur at a specific moment

infrastructure

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US / 'ɪnfrəstrʌktʃə(r) /

UK / ˈɪnfrəˌstrʌktʃɚ /

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  • noun
  • Basic necessary equipment for a country or region

for

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US / fə(r) /

UK / fɔr,fə /

A1
  • preposition
  • Used to show the purpose, or need of something

just

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US / dʒʌst /

UK / dʒʌst /

A1
  • adjecitve
  • Proper or appropriate; as is deserved
  • Doing or being what is right or fair
  • Legally correct; having enough evidence
  • adverb
  • Almost; nearly
  • Exactly at the time of
  • Exactly (the same as, like)

home

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US / həʊm /

UK / hom /

A1
  • adjecitve
  • A sports team's own field or place of play
  • adverb
  • Into the correct or intended position
  • noun
  • House, apartment or building to be rented or sold
  • Institution for sick or elderly people
  • Place where a person or a family lives
  • Country where a person lives or was born
  • Region that is native to peoples, plant or animals
  • verb
  • To move towards a particular target location

blame

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US / bleɪm /

UK / blem /

A2
  • noun
  • Act of saying someone did something bad
  • verb
  • To say someone is responsible for something bad

never

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US / 'nevə(r) /

UK / ˈnɛvɚ /

A1
  • adverb
  • Not ever; not at any time

opposition

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US / ˌɒpəˈzɪʃn /

UK / ˌɑ:pəˈzɪʃn /

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  • noun
  • Act of disagreeing or trying to stop something
  • Group that you are fighting or competing against

crisis

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US / 'kraɪsɪs /

UK / ˈkraɪsɪs /

B1
  • noun
  • Unstable situation of extreme danger or difficulty

mandate

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US / 'mændeɪt /

UK / ˈmænˌdet /

B2
  • noun
  • Official command or order
  • verb
  • To order that something is done

prime

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US / praɪm /

UK / praɪm /

A2
  • adjecitve
  • Concerning the highest in quality or value
  • Concerning the highest level of achievement
  • Most important, chief importance in value
  • verb
  • To get a person ready for; prepare someone
  • To coat with paint to prepare it for the main coat

see

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US / si: /

UK / si /

A1
  • verb
  • To go on a date with someone
  • To predict whether something is, or will be true
  • To understand what someone says
  • To use your eyes to look at something
  • To visit a place often for sightseeing or pleasure
  • To visit or meet with someone
  • To find out by waiting or looking
  • To watch (a game, movie or TV show)

choice

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US / tʃɔɪs /

UK / tʃɔɪs /

A1
  • adjecitve
  • Of good quality or taste; desirable
  • noun
  • Decision between two or more possibilities

plan

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US / plæn /

UK / plæn /

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  • noun
  • Drawing of how something should be done or made

have

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US / həv /

UK / hæv /

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  • verb
  • To drink, smoke, eat or use something
  • To experience the effects of something
  • To organize an event, or join in an activity
  • To own, possess, or hold something
  • To cause to happen or produce a particular effect

last

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US / lɑ:st /

UK / læst /

A1
  • adjecitve
  • Most recent; the latest
  • The one before
  • adverb
  • Final; with nothing following; after all others
  • Most recent; the latest
  • determiner
  • The one at the end
  • verb
  • To remain or continue for a certain period of time

extra

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US / 'ekstrə /

UK / 'ekstrə /

A2
  • adjecitve
  • More than necessary; additional
  • noun
  • Items more than you need; additional items
  • Person who has a small part in a movie
  • Special version of a newspaper

construction

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US / kən'strʌkʃn /

UK / kənˈstrʌkʃən /

A2
  • noun
  • Act of building something; thing that is built
  • Something that is made using different parts
  • The way words are organized in a sentence
  • The way something is made or structured

with

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US / wɪð /

UK / wɪð, wɪθ /

A1
  • preposition
  • As an employee of a certain company
  • Against something or someone
  • By using something as a means
  • Due to; because of
  • Including
  • Possessing as a feature
  • Related to
  • (Of the manner/attitude by which you do something)
  • Used to express that people or things are together

his

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US / hɪz /

UK / hɪz /

A1
  • pronoun
  • Something belonging to a male person

accelerate

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US / əkˈseləreɪt /

UK / ækˈsɛləˌret /

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  • verb
  • To cause to occur earlier than expected
  • To increase the speed or rate of something

public

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US / 'pʌblɪk /

UK / ˈpʌblɪk /

A1
  • adjecitve
  • Owned by the government
  • Concerning society in general
  • Being available or accessible to people in general
  • Known or able to be known by all people

know

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US / nəʊ /

UK / noʊ /

A1
  • verb
  • To be familiar with a person or place, thing
  • To feel sure or be convinced about something
  • To discover or be aware of something
  • To be able to distinguish
  • To have knowledge of things

curb

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US / kɜ:b /

UK / kɚb /

B2
  • noun
  • Anything that restrains or controls

canada

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US / 'kænədə /

UK / ˈkænədə /

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  • proper noun
  • A country in northern North America, the second largest country in the world; population 35,900,000

federal

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US / 'fedərəl /

UK / ˈfɛdərəl, ˈfɛdrəl /

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  • adjecitve
  • Consisting of several united states

hear

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US / hɪə(r) /

UK / hɪr /

A1
  • verb
  • To be aware of sound; to perceive with the ear
  • To be told or find out information or facts
  • To consider or listen to a court case

challenge

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US / 'tʃælɪndʒ /

UK / ˈtʃæləndʒ /

A2
  • noun
  • An activity you wish to try that may be hard to do
  • Act of formally inviting someone to compete
  • A question to determine correctness of something
  • verb
  • To formally invite someone to compete at something
  • To question the correctness of something

ten

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US / ten /

UK / tɛn /

A1
  • number
  • 10

put

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US / pʊt /

UK / pʊt /

A1
  • phrasal verb
  • to make a light stop shining by pressing or moving a switch
  • verb
  • To move or place a thing in a particular position
  • To rate something in importance or value
  • To write or say something in a certain manner

only

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US / ˈəunli /

UK / ˈonli /

A1
  • adverb
  • Just one; just that amount or thing; not more than
  • Not very important or serious
  • Just that type of thing, person
  • Short time ago; not before a certain time
  • conjunction
  • Except; but

agreement

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US / əˈgri:mənt /

UK / əˈɡrimənt /

A2
  • noun
  • Sharing the same opinion or reach a decision

double

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US / 'dʌbl /

UK / ˈdʌbəl /

A2
  • adjecitve
  • Concerning or intended for use by two people
  • Two times the amount or degree; twice
  • Made of two parts that are the same, similar
  • noun
  • Person that is exactly like someone else
  • verb
  • To be used for two functions at the same time
  • To make or become twice as much

disastrous

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US / dɪˈzɑ:strəs /

UK / dɪˈzæstrəs /

B1
  • adjecitve
  • Having very unfortunate or terrible consequences

agency

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US / 'eɪdʒənsɪ /

UK / ˈedʒənsi /

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  • noun
  • Business that provides some service for others

municipality

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US / mju:ˌnɪsɪˈpæləti /

UK / mjuˌnɪsəˈpælɪti /

B2
  • noun
  • Small city or town that has its own government

obligation

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US / ˌɒblɪ'ɡeɪʃn /

UK / ˌɑblɪˈɡeʃən /

B2
  • noun
  • Duty to be done because of a law, rule or promise
  • other
  • Fact of being forced morally to do something

money

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US / 'mʌnɪ /

UK / ˈmʌni /

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  • noun
  • Coins or notes we use to pay for things

back

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US / bæk /

UK / bæk /

A1
  • adjecitve
  • Farthest from the front e.g. in a classroom
  • adverb
  • Have returned to a place you were before
  • noun
  • The part of a chair that the upper body leans upon
  • Location at the rear of something
  • The reverse of side something
  • Area on the rear of your body
  • verb
  • To bet money on something
  • To go backwards in a car
  • To support and encourage someone or some cause

and

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US / ənd /

UK / ənd, ən,ænd /

A1
  • conjunction
  • Used to refer to two or more things
  • Plus; in addition; on top of that
  • Used to introduce an action that follows another

plenty

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US / 'plentɪ /

UK / ˈplɛnti /

A2
  • pronoun
  • When there is not too little of something; a lot

over

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US / 'əʊvə(r) /

UK / ˈovɚ /

A1
  • adverb
  • Finished; no longer happening
  • Towards the ground/away from a standing position
  • noun
  • A set of six consecutive balls bowled in cricket
  • other
  • Finished
  • preposition
  • Showing the relation when a thing is above another
  • On or covering something
  • Above or across something
  • More than you need
  • From one side to the other
  • In the direction of; toward

out

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US / aʊt /

UK / aʊt /

A1
  • adverb
  • No longer stylish (e.g. fashion)
  • Away from home, business, or the usual place
  • In a direction/movement away from inside or center
  • noun
  • Act when a batter cannot continue playing
  • verb
  • To tell people a secret

from

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US / frəm /

UK / frʌm, frɑm,frəm /

A1
  • preposition
  • Starting at a particular place, time or level

reduction

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US / rɪ'dʌkʃn /

UK / rɪˈdʌkʃən /

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  • noun
  • Act of making something smaller
  • Amount that a price is decreased by

ban

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US / bæn /

UK / bæn /

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  • noun
  • Official action preventing something happening
  • verb
  • To make something illegal or not allowed

policy

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US / 'pɒləsɪ /

UK / ˈpɑlɪsi /

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  • noun
  • Document stating terms of an insurance agreement
  • Course of action proposed by an organization, etc.

help

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US / help /

UK / hɛlp /

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  • noun
  • Something given to enable a person to do something
  • Assistance given to someone in need
  • Someone who makes something easier or possible
  • verb
  • To act to enable a person to do something; assist
  • To make something better or less difficult

literally

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US / ˈlɪtərəli /

UK / ˈlɪtərəli /

B1
  • adverb
  • So as to express the exact meaning of something
  • Used to say something is true, even if unlikely

floor

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US / flɔ:(r) /

UK / flɔr, flor /

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  • noun
  • Large area used for a particular purpose
  • Part of a room on which you stand
  • Particular level in a building; storey
  • verb
  • To hit or push someone to the ground
  • To surprise or confuse someone who can't respond

assure

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US / əˈʃʊə(r) /

UK / əˈʃʊr /

A2
  • verb
  • To confirm; state with certainty something is so
  • To make sure that something happens

filibuster

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US / ˈfɪlɪbʌstə(r) /

UK / ˈfɪləˌbʌstɚ /

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  • noun
  • Action to delay or obstruct deliberately
  • verb
  • To delay or obstruct deliberately

affordable

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US / ə'fɔ:dəbl /

UK / əˈfɔrdəbəl, əˈfor- /

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  • adjecitve
  • Cheap enough that it can be paid for

tie

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US / taɪ /

UK / taɪ /

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  • noun
  • Item, such as string or wire, used to join things
  • Strong connection between people, countries
  • When both sides in a game, vote get same score
  • One match or game that is part of a bigger contest
  • Something that lessens a person's freedom
  • Thin piece of cloth worn round neck of shirt
  • Piece of wood/metal used to stop something moving
  • verb
  • To attach things (together) with a string or rope
  • To end a game, contest or vote with the same score
  • To require someone to be in a specific place

take

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US / teɪk /

UK / tek /

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  • noun
  • Filming of a single scene for TV or the movies
  • verb
  • To accept something that is offered
  • To use a method of traveling, e.g. a bus or train
  • To use a camera to make (a photo)
  • To pick up something and go away with it
  • To study a subject in school
  • To attempt to pass (an exam)
  • To require a certain amount of time, money, space

room

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US / ru:m /

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  • noun
  • All of the people inside a particular room
  • Part of building enclosed by walls, e.g. kitchen
  • Opportunity to exist, happen, or be true
  • verb
  • To share a home with someone

bring

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US / brɪŋ /

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  • verb
  • To take or go with someone to a place

inflationary

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US / ɪnˈfleɪʃənri /

UK / ɪnˈfleʃəˌnɛri /

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  • adjecitve
  • Tending to cause increases in prices

list

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US / lɪst /

UK / lɪst /

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  • noun
  • Lean of a boat to one side
  • Series of written names, words or numbers
  • verb
  • To lean to one side, like a boat or ship
  • To present for sale for a specific price
  • To write a series of names, words, or numbers

account

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US / ə'kaʊnt /

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  • noun
  • An advantage
  • Arrangement with a bank to keep your money for you
  • An invoice for things bought
  • Arrangement whereby you can use online services
  • A description, often written, of events; report

building

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US / ˈbɪldɪŋ /

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  • noun
  • A structure with a roof and walls, e.g. a house
  • verb
  • To establish e.g. a reputation, over time
  • To construct a house, office, factory

build

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US / bɪld /

UK / bɪld /

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  • noun
  • Your physical shape; physique
  • verb
  • To establish e.g. a reputation, over time
  • To construct a house, office, factory

they

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US / ðeɪ /

UK / ðe /

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  • pronoun
  • Two or more people, animals, or things

way

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US / weɪ /

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  • adverb
  • Used to emphasize the amount of something
  • noun
  • Particular aspect of something being thought about
  • One of various choices that could be made
  • Particular existing condition or state
  • (Often long) distance or length of time
  • How something is done
  • Route to go to a place
  • Small street
  • Usual behavior, emotions or habits of someone

their

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US / ðɛː /

UK / ðer /

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  • determiner
  • Belonging to them

territory

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US / 'terətrɪ /

UK / ˈtɛrɪˌtɔri, -ˌtori /

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  • noun
  • Area of land defended by an animal
  • Area of particular knowledge or experience
  • Area owned or controlled by a government, person
  • Area of land with a specific defining feature

speaker

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UK / ˈspikɚ /

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  • noun
  • Electronic device for making or broadcasting sound
  • Person who makes a speech before a group

nice

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US / naɪs /

UK / naɪs /

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  • adjecitve
  • Being attractive or of high quality or value
  • Good or enjoyable
  • Being kind or friendly

pay

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US / peɪ /

UK / pe /

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  • noun
  • Money you receive from your job, work, etc.
  • verb
  • To give money for goods or work done
  • To give (attention, respect, etc.) to
  • To be punished or suffer for something you did
  • To make (a visit) to a person or place

bit

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  • noun
  • Device put in a horse's mouth to control it
  • Small piece of something
  • verb
  • (E.g. of fish) to take bait and be caught

worker

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US / ˈwɜ:kə(r) /

UK / ˈwɜ:rkə(r) /

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  • noun
  • Person who works

who

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US / hu: /

UK / hu /

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  • pronoun
  • Which person
  • Used to introduce information about people

minister

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US / 'mɪnɪstə(r) /

UK / ˈmɪnɪstɚ /

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  • noun
  • An official who heads a government department
  • Person who performs Christian services

fast

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US / fɑ:st /

UK / fæst /

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  • adjecitve
  • In a way that is difficult to move or change
  • Moving or able to move quickly
  • Showing time that is later than the actual time
  • adverb
  • With a great deal of speed
  • noun
  • Period of time when a person chooses not to eat
  • verb
  • To refuse food for a long time

common

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US / 'kɒmən /

UK / ˈkɑmən /

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  • adjecitve
  • Shared; Belonging to or used by everyone
  • Typical, normal; not unusual
  • noun
  • Area in a city or town that is open to everyone
  • Field near a village owned by the local community

all

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US / ɔ:l /

UK / ɔl /

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  • adverb
  • Completely; totally
  • determiner
  • Being every one of something
  • pronoun
  • 100% of something; the complete amount

make

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US / meɪk /

UK / mek /

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  • noun
  • Product made by a particular company; brand
  • verb
  • To arrange or prepare something e.g. dinner
  • To get to (a place) on time
  • To gain the status of (teacher, lawyer, etc.)
  • To create something by putting things together
  • To earn a certain amount of money at a job
  • To cause or force a person to do something
  • To cause something to happen or be formed

budget

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US / 'bʌdʒɪt /

UK / ˈbʌdʒɪt /

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  • adjecitve
  • Low cost; inexpensive
  • noun
  • Amount of money planned to be spent
  • verb
  • To make a plan for how to spend your money

average

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US / 'ævərɪdʒ /

UK / ˈævərɪdʒ, ˈævrɪdʒ /

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  • adjecitve
  • Typical or normal; usual; ordinary
  • noun
  • Total of numbers divided by the number of items
  • verb
  • To add numbers then divide by the number of items

whose

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US / hu:z /

UK / huz /

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  • pronoun
  • Refers to the person who owns something

price

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US / praɪs /

UK / praɪs /

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  • noun
  • Person's name
  • Cost of something in money
  • verb
  • To determine or set the cost of something

opposite

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US / ˈɔpəzit /

UK / ˈɑpəzɪt /

A2
  • adjecitve
  • Being totally different from
  • noun
  • Person, thing that is totally different to another
  • preposition
  • Across from or on the side facing something

word

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US / wɜ:d /

UK / wɚd /

A1
  • noun
  • Unit of language that has a meaning
  • Promise
  • Short remark or piece of information
  • verb
  • To express something by choosing particular words

this

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US / ðɪs /

UK / ðɪs /

A1
  • adjecitve
  • Used to indicate something already been discussed
  • Used to indicate something happening around now
  • adverb
  • An indication by a physical motion or gesture
  • A specific amount of
  • determiner
  • Person, thing, or idea near you
  • pronoun
  • Person, thing that has already been discussed

program

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US / 'prəʊɡræm /

UK / ˈproˌɡræm, -ɡrəm /

A1
  • noun
  • Small book of events in a play, concert or movie
  • A plan or schedule of events
  • Series of classes at a college or university
  • A computer application
  • TV show
  • verb
  • To make someone act or think in a certain way
  • To write computer code for a piece of software

incentive

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US / ɪnˈsentɪv /

UK / ɪnˈsɛntɪv /

B1
  • noun
  • Something that encourages you to do something

flip

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US / flɪp /

UK / flɪp /

B2
  • noun
  • Act of turning your body in the air; somersault
  • Movement of something from one position to another
  • verb
  • To turn your body in the air, as in gymnastics
  • To move into a different position quickly
  • To move a button or switch to turn on or off

free

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US / fri: /

UK / fri /

A1
  • adjecitve
  • Living, happening without being controlled
  • Costing no money
  • Not working; not busy
  • verb
  • To release (e.g. bird) from a cage or prison

gatekeeper

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US / ˈgeɪtki:pə(r) /

UK / ˈɡetˌkipɚ /

C2
  • noun
  • Someone who controls access to something

across

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US / əˈkrɔs /

UK / əˈkrɔs,əˈkrɑs /

A1
  • adverb
  • Distance from one side to another
  • (Go) from one side to the other of something

you

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US / jʊ /

UK / ju /

A1
  • pronoun
  • Person someone is speaking or writing to
  • Person or people in general

year

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US / jə: /

UK / jɪr /

A1
  • noun
  • Unit of time equal to 12 months or 365 or 366 days
  • Used to refer to the age of a person

rent

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US / rent /

UK / rɛnt /

A2
  • verb
  • To give the use of something in return for payment
  • To cut a piece of cloth by tearing it

payment

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US / ˈpeɪmənt /

UK / ˈpemənt /

A2
  • noun
  • Amount of money that is paid for something

predict

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US / prɪ'dɪkt /

UK / prɪˈdɪkt /

A2
  • verb
  • To guess or estimate what will or might happen

less

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US / les /

UK / lɛs /

A1
  • adjecitve
  • Smaller in amount or degree
  • adverb
  • To a smaller degree
  • noun
  • A smaller amount
  • preposition
  • With the subtraction of

boarding

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US / ˈbɔ:dɪŋ /

UK / ˈbɔ:rdɪŋ /

A2
  • adjecitve
  • Living in someone's house, a dormitory
  • verb
  • To enter a ship, plane, or other vehicle
  • To cover with long wooden strips of wood
  • To pay money to live in someone's house; lodge

broad

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US / brɔ:d /

UK / brɔd /

A2
  • adjecitve
  • General; not detailed
  • Wide; from the shorter two sides to the other

realtor

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US / 'ri:əltə(r) /

UK / 'ri:əltər /

C2
  • noun
  • Person who sells or rents properties
  • other
  • Person who sells or rents properties

one

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US / wʌn /

UK / wʌn /

A1
  • pronoun
  • You; we; people in general; someone
  • The thing or person previously referred to
  • adjecitve
  • Used to refer to people generally
  • Being a strong example of (something mentioned)
  • number
  • Number 1

other

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US / 'ʌðə(r) /

UK / ˈʌðər /

A1
  • adjecitve
  • A thing different from that mentioned
  • determiner
  • (Something) else; not the first (one)
  • pronoun
  • Being the one and only thing of that category

forward

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US / 'fɔ:wəd /

UK / ˈfɔrwəd /

A1
  • adjecitve
  • Toward what is ahead; in front
  • Acting in a socially aggressive manner; pushy
  • adverb
  • Toward the front in place; in front
  • Toward a future time; to a more advanced state
  • verb
  • To send something to another address or person

unfortunately

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US / ʌnˈfɔ:tʃənətli /

UK / ʌnˈfɔːrtʃənətli /

B1
  • adverb
  • In a way that is to be regretted; unluckily

the

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US / ðə /

UK / ðə /

A1
  • article
  • Used to refer to something already mentioned
  • Used to show there is only one of something
  • determiner
  • Used to describe all of a family

little

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US / 'lɪtl /

UK / ˈlɪtl /

A1
  • adjecitve
  • Being short in length of time
  • Not great in size, amount, or degree; small
  • Being very young or younger than others
  • adverb
  • By an amount or degree that is not very much
  • Not often; rarely
  • noun
  • A person's name

investment

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US / ɪnˈvestmənt /

UK / ɪnˈvɛstmənt /

A2
  • noun
  • Something purchased hoping its value will increase
  • Act of giving time, energy to see a future reward

big

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US / bɪɡ /

UK / bɪɡ /

A1
  • adjecitve
  • Popular
  • Serious
  • Large

hamilton

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US / 'hæmɪltən /

UK / 'hæmɪltən /

A1
  • proper noun
  • A port and industrial city in southern Canada, at the western end of Lake Ontario, in Ontario; popul
  • A city on North Island in New Zealand; population 129,249 (2006).
  • A town in southern Scotland, near Glasgow; population 48,000 (est. 2009).
  • The capital of Bermuda; population 11,000 (est. 2009).
  • A township in west central New Jersey, southeast of Trenton; population 90,402 (est. 2008).
  • An industrial city in southwestern Ohio, north of Cincinnati; population 62,477 (est. 2008).

executive

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US / ɪɡ'zekjətɪv /

UK / ɪɡˈzɛkjətɪv /

A2
  • adjecitve
  • Of a high ranking job in a company
  • noun
  • A senior manager in a business or organization

bad

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US / bæd /

UK / bæd /

A1
  • adjecitve
  • Not good; wrong
  • Lacking in good morals; evil
  • No longer fresh; spoiled

able

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US / 'eɪbl /

UK / ˈebəl /

A2
  • adjecitve
  • Skilled; good at something
  • Having the ability to do something

while

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US / waɪl /

UK / hwaɪl, waɪl /

A1
  • conjunction
  • In spite of the fact that; although
  • During the time that; at the same time
  • noun
  • Short amount of time

plagiarize

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US / ˈpleɪdʒəraɪz /

UK / ˈpledʒəˌraɪz /

A1
  • verb
  • To copy the work of others pretending it is yours

million

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US / ˈmɪljən /

UK / ˈmɪljən /

A1
  • number
  • 1,000,000

will

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US / wɪl /

UK / wɪl /

A1
  • noun
  • Desire or choice of someone
  • Document saying who gets your money when you die
  • Strong desire to do something; determination
  • Desire to do something; strong wish to do
  • other
  • Used with verbs to express the future
  • verb
  • To leave property to someone after your death
  • To use mental effort to make something happen
  • Am (is, are) likely to do
  • To influence someone to do something
  • To make something happen by strongly wanting it

forth

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US / fɔ:θ /

UK / fɔrθ, forθ /

B1
  • adverb
  • So as to be seen; out
  • Outward or forward in space, time

always

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US / 'ɔ:lweɪz /

UK / ˈɔlwez,-wɪz,-wiz /

A1
  • adverb
  • For a very long time
  • At all times; in every situation
  • For ever

already

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US / ɔ:lˈredi /

UK / ɔlˈrɛdi /

A1
  • adverb
  • Having happened or been done before this time

supply

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US / sə'plaɪ /

UK / səˈplaɪ /

A2
  • noun
  • Availability of products and services for use
  • Specific things needed to perform a certain task
  • verb
  • To give or sell goods to others for their use

new

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US / nju: /

UK / nu, nju /

A1
  • adjecitve
  • Not old, recently born, built or made
  • Being or doing something for the first time
  • Not felt, seen or known previously
  • Having been recently bought or obtained

housing

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US / ˈhaʊzɪŋ /

UK / ˈhaʊzɪŋ /

A2
  • noun
  • Homes; houses in general
  • Cover for a machine
  • verb
  • To give someone a place to live
  • To contain or store something

contrary

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US / 'kɒntrərɪ /

UK / ˈkɑnˌtrɛri /

B1
  • adjecitve
  • (Of weather) difficult; likely to cause trouble
  • Going against authority, a parent, or the rules

continue

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US / kən'tɪnju: /

UK / kənˈtɪnju /

A1
  • verb
  • To do something without stopping, or after pausing
  • To start doing again after a break, pause, or stop

tax

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US / tæks /

UK / tæks /

A2
  • noun
  • Money taken by a government from its people
  • verb
  • To require a lot of physical or mental effort
  • (Government) to take money from a country's people

sure

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US / ʃʊə(r) /

UK / ʃʊr /

A1
  • adjecitve
  • Having no doubts about something
  • Have confidence in your own words or actions
  • Firmly established or held; being firm or stable
  • Being correct or true
  • adverb
  • What you say to agree willingly

afford

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US / ə'fɔ:d /

UK / əˈfɔrd, əˈford /

A2
  • verb
  • To make available, to provide
  • To have enough money to pay for something

use

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US / ju:s /

UK / ju:s /

A1
  • noun
  • Ability to employ something
  • Need to enable it to work
  • Permission to do something with something
  • Act of spending money
  • Operation of a machine for its function
  • verb
  • To have; to eat, drink, consume etc.
  • To need to operate or work
  • To operate a machine, e.g. a computer
  • To treat a person badly
  • To do something with, for a task or purpose

speak

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US / spi:k /

UK / spik /

A1
  • verb
  • To be able to use a certain language
  • To use words to tell information, express thoughts

entry

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US / ˈentri /

UK / ˈɛntri /

A1
  • noun
  • Act of entering a room, building, party
  • Act of starting a career
  • Person or thing included in a competition or race
  • Piece of information entered into a computer
  • Place where one enters a building, stadium etc.
  • Piece of information in a database, dictionary etc.

ensure

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US / ɪn'ʃʊə(r) /

UK / ɛnˈʃʊr /

A2
  • verb
  • To make something sure, certain, or safe

bonus

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US / ˈbəʊnəs /

UK / ˈboʊnəs /

A2
  • noun
  • Extra money for achieving, exceeding targets

actually

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US / ˈæktʃuəli /

UK / ˈæktʃuəli /

A1
  • adverb
  • Used to add new (often different) information

track

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US / træk /

UK / træk /

A2
  • noun
  • A circular course for running
  • Course or way someone takes, e.g. in education
  • Path in a field or a forest made by walkers
  • Often circular course laid out for car racing
  • One of multiple musical recordings on an album
  • Band surrounding the wheels of a tank
  • Metal lines that trains ride on
  • verb
  • To use marks to follow a wild animal
  • To move a certain way/follow a particular course
  • To record and examine the progress of something

province

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US / 'prɒvɪns /

UK / ˈprɑvɪns /

B1
  • noun
  • Subject that a person has a good knowledge of
  • Area a country is divided into outside the capital

pitiful

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US / ˈpɪtɪfl /

UK / ˈpɪtɪfəl /

B2
  • adjecitve
  • Inspiring mixed contempt and pity

fight

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US / faɪt /

UK / faɪt /

A1
  • noun
  • An argument or quarrel
  • Act of trying to hurt someone by hitting them
  • A struggle to do a difficult task
  • verb
  • To argue or quarrel with someone about something
  • To try to hurt someone by hitting them
  • To struggle to do a difficult task

city

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US / 'sɪtɪ /

UK / ˈsɪti /

A1
  • noun
  • Area with many buildings, roads and people

number

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US / ˈnʌmbə(r) /

UK / ˈnʌmbɚ /

A1
  • noun
  • Symbols such as 1, 2, 56, 793
  • Particular song or dance performed during a show
  • Total quantity or amount of things
  • verb
  • To put numbers on things
  • To assign a sequence within a group, series, set
  • To claim to be part of a larger group, series, set

unfair

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US / ˌʌnˈfeə(r) /

UK / ˌʌnˈfer /

B1
  • adjecitve
  • not treating people in an equal way, or not morally right

then

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US / ðen /

UK / ðɛn /

A1
  • adverb
  • A time that is not now
  • Following another thing in time or arrangement
  • Following on reasonably from what was just stated
  • At that time, not now

step

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US / step /

UK / stɛp /

A1
  • noun
  • Movement done as part of a particular dance
  • Distance covered by one movement of a leg; stride
  • One part or stage in a process
  • Sound made by the feet while walking; footstep
  • Flat horizontal piece that forms stairs
  • verb
  • To raise and moving the foot to put it down

practice

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US / 'præktɪs /

UK / ˈpræktɪs /

A2
  • noun
  • The office and place for legal or medical work
  • Doing something many times to become better at it
  • verb
  • To work as a doctor or lawyer
  • To live according to the teachings of a religion
  • To do something many times to improve a skill

include

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US / ɪnˈklu:d /

UK / ɪnˈklud /

A1
  • verb
  • To make someone, something part of a group

family

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US / 'fæməlɪ /

UK / ˈfæmli /

A1
  • noun
  • Close group of people or organizations
  • A group of people who are related through blood
  • Group of related plants or animals

down

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US / daʊn /

UK / daʊn /

A1
  • adjecitve
  • Being sad, sick, or unhappy
  • Not operating, working, or functioning as expected
  • adverb
  • In a sitting or lying position
  • Towards or on the ground, floor, or bottom
  • Written or copied onto a piece of paper or book
  • noun
  • A period of play in American Football
  • The soft, smooth hairs that cover a bird's body
  • preposition
  • Along something's path, course, or direction
  • Going from a higher position to a lower position
  • verb
  • To eat or drink very quickly and without stopping

block

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US / blɒk /

UK / blɑk /

A2
  • noun
  • Solid piece of material used for building
  • A piece of wood, chocolate etc.
  • Hard piece of wood, stone etc. with straight edges
  • Building made up of offices or apartments
  • Area of a city divided by four streets
  • verb
  • To stop from going forward or making progress

access

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US / 'ækses /

UK / ˈæksɛs /

A2
  • noun
  • Way to enter a place, e.g. a station or stadium
  • verb
  • To be able to use or have permission to use

place

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US / pleɪs /

UK / ples /

A1
  • noun
  • Particular location, area or region
  • verb
  • To put someone in a particular type of situation
  • To put something in a certain location or position

own

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US / əʊn /

UK / on /

A1
  • adjecitve
  • Belong to oneself
  • determiner
  • Yours, his, hers, etc.; not belonging to another
  • pronoun
  • (Something) belong to myself
  • verb
  • To have something as your property

that

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US / ðæt /

UK / ðæt, ðət /

A1
  • adjecitve
  • The person or thing being talked about
  • Used to identify something both the speakers know
  • adverb
  • Used to reinforce adjectives and adverbs
  • To such a degree
  • conjunction
  • Used to connect a noun clause
  • Used to introduce an adverbial clause
  • Used to introduce a noun clause
  • determiner
  • Used as a noun to refer to something
  • pronoun
  • Referring an object far away
  • Used to refer to the relative pronoun ‘which’

what

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US / wɒt /

UK / hwɑt, hwʌt, wɔt, wʌt,hwət, wət /

A1
  • pronoun
  • Thing or things that; the same kind as
  • Used to emphasize something you are about to say
  • adjecitve
  • Used to refer to a particular amount, or number
  • Used to place emphasis on a particular quality
  • adverb
  • To a certain degree
  • determiner
  • Question words used for asking for information
  • exclamation
  • Used to express excitement, shock, or surprise
  • Used to ask people to repeat something they said

people

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US / 'pi:pl /

UK / ˈpipəl /

A1
  • noun
  • Persons sharing culture, country, background, etc.
  • Men, Women, Children

like

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US / laɪk /

UK / laɪk /

A1
  • adjecitve
  • Being equal in status or kind to something else
  • Similar; the same
  • adverb
  • For example
  • preposition
  • Used as a filler; used to ad emphasis
  • In a way similar to the way something is done
  • Such as; for example
  • verb
  • To want to
  • To find something pleasing; to prefer something

conservative

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US / kənˈsɜ:vətɪv /

UK / kənˈsɚvətɪv /

B1
  • adjecitve
  • (Of an estimate, price) set fairly low
  • Resistant to change
  • noun
  • Person with traditional ideas; doesn't like change

different

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US / ˈdɪfrənt /

UK / ˈdɪfrənt /

A1
  • adjecitve
  • Not of the same kind; unlike other things

right

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US / raɪt /

UK / raɪt /

A1
  • adjecitve
  • Correct or true
  • The south side of you looking at the rising sun
  • adverb
  • Exactly in a place or time
  • Being appropriate for a particular event
  • In a straight or direct manner
  • noun
  • Something you are legally or morally allowed to do
  • Ideal of what is just and good
  • Political view based on conservatism
  • verb
  • To fix something previously wrong or unjust
  • To make upright, as a boat that has turned over

norm

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US / nɔ:m /

UK / nɔ:rm /

B1
  • noun
  • Standard or regular way of doing something
  • An established standard of performance or behavior
  • verb
  • To make something average (statistics)

homebuyer

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US / ˈhəʊmbaɪə(r) /

UK / ˈhoʊmbaɪə(r) /

A1
  • noun
  • Someone buying a home

house

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US / haʊs /

UK / haʊs /

A1
  • noun
  • Place where a specific activity or business occurs
  • Building in which a family, person lives
  • verb
  • To give someone a place to live
  • To contain or store something

elsewhere

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US / ˌelsˈweə(r) /

UK / ˌelsˈwer /

A1
  • adverb
  • In, or to, another or different place

get

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US / ɡet /

UK / ɡɛt /

A1
  • verb
  • To become affected by illness or disease
  • To begin to feel or understand an emotion or idea
  • To send or bring someone or something home, etc.
  • To go somewhere to obtain something
  • To (cause to) do a particular thing
  • To obtain, receive or be given something
  • To currently have
  • To prepare for use
  • To understand something being said or read

first

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US / fɜ:st /

UK / fɚst /

A1
  • adjecitve
  • 1st; Coming before all others in time or place
  • noun
  • Something that has not happened before
  • Position of the winner of a competition

give

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US / ɡɪv /

UK / ɡɪv /

A1
  • noun
  • Degree of flexibility in something, a material
  • verb
  • To hand over or present something to someone
  • To cause someone to have or experience something

cut

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US / kʌt /

UK / kʌt /

A1
  • noun
  • Act/instance of reducing the size or amount of
  • Small opening made using a sharp object, knife
  • A wound on someone's skin caused by a sharp object
  • verb
  • To reduce the size or amount of something
  • To use knife or scissors to divide, open surfaces

but

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US / bət /

UK / bʌt,bət /

A1
  • conjunction
  • Used before you say something different, opposite

want

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US / wɔnt /

UK / wɑnt, wɔnt /

A1
  • noun
  • Something you desire or wish for
  • State or condition of poverty
  • verb
  • To desire or wish for something; hope for a thing

repair

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US / rɪˈpeə(r) /

UK / rɪˈper /

A2
  • noun
  • How well cared for a thing is; physical condition
  • Action to fix or restore something that is broken
  • verb
  • To fix or restore something that is broken
  • To fix or correct the damage that one has caused

quite

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US / kwaɪt /

UK / kwaɪt /

A1
  • adverb
  • Not very; fairly
  • Very; In a complete or total manner

not

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US / nɒt /

UK / nɑt /

A1
  • adverb
  • Word indicating the negative
  • (Used to form the negative of verbs)

loan

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US / ləʊn /

UK / lon /

A2
  • noun
  • Act of allowing someone to borrow something
  • verb
  • To give money, etc. that must be paid back

fee

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US / fi: /

UK / fi /

A2
  • noun
  • Amount of money paid for a particular service

now

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US / naʊ /

UK / naʊ /

A1
  • adverb
  • At the present time or moment
  • Right away or in the next possible moment
  • Used to refer to something that just happened
  • Time between the present and a moment in the past
  • conjunction
  • Resulting from or because of something

measure

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US / ˈmeʒə(r) /

UK / ˈmɛʒɚ /

A1
  • noun
  • Plan to achieve a desired result
  • Tool used to calculate the size of something
  • verb
  • To determine the value or importance of something
  • To calculate size, weight or temperature of

leader

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US / ˈli:də(r) /

UK / ˈlidɚ /

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  • Introduction to Video Content
  • "Double trouble": Poilievre blames Trudeau for housing costs multiplying across Canada
    In recent years, housing costs in Canada have seen a significant increase, with the cost of an average mortgage, average down payment, and average rent in the largest cities all doubling. This situation has been dubbed "double trouble" by critics.
    Justin Trudeau, the Prime Minister of Canada, has been criticized for his handling of the housing crisis. Pierre Poilievre, a member of the Conservative Party, has blamed Trudeau for the rising housing costs and questioned his policies regarding the Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CMHC).
    Poilievre revealed that Trudeau had given $27 million in bonuses to the executive gatekeepers at CMHC, whose role is to carry out the Prime Minister's housing policies. This move has raised concerns that homebuyers will now have to pay higher prices for houses and additional fees to CMHC, while the executives receive more money.
    Poilievre suggests that instead of giving money to gatekeepers, Trudeau should step aside and allow the construction of affordable homes. He criticizes the Conservatives' lack of a housing plan, accusing them of cutting programs and investments.
    In contrast, Trudeau's government claims to be taking steps to address the housing crisis. They have introduced measures to help first-time homebuyers, such as the first-time homebuyer incentive and tax-free first home savings account. Additionally, they are investing in the construction and repair of more homes and supporting municipalities in the creation of 100,000 new homes.
    The government also aims to curb practices that drive up housing prices, such as banning foreign homebuyers and implementing federal entry flipping rules. However, these measures are being delayed by Conservative filibustering.
    The Leader of the Opposition, who supports the Conservatives, argues that they are blocking Trudeau's budget because it would lead to disastrous inflation and cost families an additional $4,200. He also criticizes Trudeau's housing agency's prediction that home construction will decrease by 50,000 homes this year, resulting in fewer houses being built despite a growing population.
    The housing crisis in Canada continues to be a contentious issue, with politicians and citizens demanding action to address the soaring costs and lack of affordable housing. It remains to be seen how the government will respond to these criticisms and whether their measures will effectively tackle the housing crisis across the country.
  • Subtitles section
  • Is that the cost of an average mortgage has doubled, the cost of an average down payment has doubled the average cost of rent in the ten biggest cities have doubled.
  • Double trouble!
  • What is the Prime Minister doing to the federal gatekeepers at the CMHC whose mandate it is to carry out his policies?
  • He has given them $27 million of bonuses Now homebuyers will have to pay high prices for the house and then fees to the CMHC so that his executive gatekeepers can get more money.
  • Why doesn't he stop giving money to gatekeepers and start getting out of the way so we can build affordable homes?
  • The Right Honourable Prime Minister While the only plan the Conservatives put forward for housing is cuts to programs and cuts to investments we're helping Canadians save up for their first loan including by the first time homebuyer incentive and tax free first home savings account.
  • We're investing in building and repairing more homes including supporting municipalities to fast track the creation of 100,000 new homes.
  • We're ensuring homes are used as homes by curbing unfair practices that drive up prices including banning foreign homebuyers and federal entry flipping rule which unfortunately is being filibustered by Conservatives who don't want to see the budget passed with measures to help Canadians right across the board.
  • The Leader of the Opposition We are blocking the disastrous inflationary budget that will cost an extra $4,200 to every family in Canada but he says he wants to accelerate homebuying, building.
  • In fact, his own housing agency says this year home construction will go down by 50,000 homes.
  • That's a one-third reduction over the already pitiful numbers from last year.
  • In other words, we're building less houses while bringing in more people.
  • This housing crisis is getting worse because of his gatekeeping.
  • Why won't he get out of the way so that we can bring homes workers can afford?
  • The Right Honourable Prime Minister The only plan the Conservatives have on housing is to pick fights with municipalities, with provinces and ensure cuts to programs that will prevent people from getting homes.
  • We have continued to step up on investing and repairing more homes including supporting municipalities to fast-track the creation of 100,000 homes.
  • We're tying access to infrastructure funding to provinces and territories to housing supply.
  • We're converting surplus federal lands to affordable housing.
  • We will continue to step up to support Canadians with a broad plan with plenty of different measures to make sure we're going at the housing challenge from all angles.
  • Contrary to them who have no plan.
  • The Honourable Leader of the Opposition Well, we know we have a plan because he just for the first time plagiarized it on the floor of the House of Commons.
  • He literally listed all the things I've been saying in the House of Commons.
  • I only had to say it 40 times for him to get it, but you know what?
  • This is progress.
  • But Mr. Speaker, unfortunately we know he won't bring it home because he never actually gets these things done.
  • In fact, speaking of homes, one realtor predicts that it's now going to cost $3,000 to rent a room in a boarding house as the norm by 2030.
  • That is the track we're on right now.
  • Why won't he get it out of the way so that we can bring homes that Canadians can afford?
  • The Right Honourable Prime Minister.
  • Mr. Speaker, it goes back and forth a little bit, but I can assure the members opposite that we are actually right now signing agreements, and have been for quite a while, that include obligations around densification around public transit and tie infrastructure funding to building houses in places like Hamilton and elsewhere.
  • So they were glad to be able to take ideas from us, and now blame us for taking ideas from them.
  • Mr. Speaker, it's nice to hear some ideas from them, but Mr. Speaker, what we always see from them is the choice of cuts.
  • While we choose to invest, we choose to be there for Canadians, and we're building houses, homes, and opportunities for Canadians.
  • The Honourable Leader of the Opposition.