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Showdown looms as aged care villagers refuse to be evicted | A Current Affair

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nothing

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US / 'nʌθɪŋ /

UK / ˈnʌθɪŋ /

A1
  • noun
  • Item of little or no value, importance, interest
  • Number or value of zero
  • pronoun
  • Not anything, not a single thing

requirement

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US / rɪ'kwaɪəmənt /

UK / rɪˈkwaɪrmənt /

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  • noun
  • A demand that someone does something
  • Something that is a necessity

stay

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US / steɪ /

UK / ste /

A1
  • noun
  • Legal order to stop or delay an action
  • Strong rope or wire that supports a ship's mast
  • Period of time spent living in or visiting a place
  • verb
  • To keep trying without giving up
  • To remain in the same place and not move away
  • To spend time visiting a place or someone's home

tell

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US / tel /

UK / tɛl /

A1
  • verb
  • To (strongly) advise a person to do something
  • To be able to guess
  • To say or communicate information to someone
  • To inform, but without speaking; indicate
  • To have a negative effect on someone
  • To order someone to do something; command
  • To recognize something based on certain signs
  • To report something to an authority
  • To explain something or teach someone something

about

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US / ə'baʊt /

UK / əˈbaʊt /

A1
  • adverb
  • To be ready to; going to
  • Nearly; approximately; roughly
  • Near; next to; close to
  • In every direction; in the area of
  • preposition
  • Concerning or of (a topic)

care

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US / keə(r) /

UK / kɛr /

A1
  • noun
  • Treatment you receive for your health or safety
  • Something that a person worries about
  • verb
  • To feel interest, concern, or worry
  • To look after someone or something

brian

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US / ˌsɪnsɪ'nætɪ /

UK / ˌsɪnsɪ'nætɪ /

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dianne

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US / 'daɪəmənd /

UK / ˈdaɪəmənd, ˈdaɪmənd /

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gang

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US / ɡæŋ /

UK / ɡæŋ /

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  • noun
  • Group that you disapprove of, e.g. criminals
  • verb
  • To gather together to do something (often illegal)

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

sit

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US / sɪt /

UK / sɪt /

A1
  • verb
  • To take an exam
  • To be in a resting position on a chair
  • To provide seating for people
  • To remain in a still position while being painted

site

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US / saɪt /

UK / saɪt /

A2
  • noun
  • Place that is reserved for a particular activity
  • Location of building work
  • Location of something
  • Place where something of special interest happened
  • Website
  • verb
  • To place something in a particular position, area

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’

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

force

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US / fɔ:s /

UK / fɔrs, fors /

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  • noun
  • Group of persons trained for military action; army
  • Pressure; attraction
  • The use of physical strength/violence to persuade
  • verb
  • To use physical strength or violence to persuade

must

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US / məst /

UK / mʌst /

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  • noun
  • Something that is necessary or required
  • other
  • (Used to state that something ought to be true)
  • Used to say something is required or necessary

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

cause

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US / kɔ:z /

UK / kɔz /

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  • noun
  • Belief, goal or organization that people support
  • Reason for
  • verb
  • To make something happen; create effect or result

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

bully

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US / 'bʊlɪ /

UK / ˈbʊli /

B2
  • noun
  • a person who habitually seeks to harm or intimidate those whom they perceive as vulnerable
  • other
  • seek to harm, intimidate, or coerce (someone perceived as vulnerable)

nine

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US / naɪn /

UK / naɪn /

A1
  • number
  • 9

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

spectrum

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US / 'spektrəm /

UK / ˈspɛktrəm /

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  • noun
  • The wavelengths of colors from red to violet
  • a range of different positions, opinions, etc. between two extreme points

ten

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US / ten /

UK / tɛn /

A1
  • number
  • 10

come

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US / kʌm /

UK / kʌm /

A1
  • verb
  • To arrive at a place
  • (Of mail) to be delivered
  • To move toward someone; go with someone
  • To reach a certain point or state

literally

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US / ˈlɪtərəli /

UK / ˈlɪtərəli /

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

local

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US / ˈləʊkl /

UK / ˈloʊkl /

A2
  • adjecitve
  • Relating to a particular area, city, or town
  • noun
  • Bus or train, that stops at most stations
  • People who live in the area being discussed
  • The pub you most frequently go to

think

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US / θɪŋk /

UK / θɪŋk /

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  • verb
  • To have an idea about something without certainty
  • To have an idea, opinion or belief about something

doctor

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US / ˈdɒktə(r) /

UK / ˈdɑːktɚ /

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  • noun
  • Person paid to help people become or stay healthy
  • Person awarded the highest university degree
  • verb
  • To treat someone's illness
  • To change something in order to trick someone

dean

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US / di:n /

UK / din /

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  • noun
  • Official in charge of one part of a university

february

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US / ˈfebruəri /

UK / ˈfebrueri /

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  • noun
  • 2nd month of the year

forever

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US / fər'evə(r) /

UK / fɔrˈɛvɚ, fə- /

B1
  • adverb
  • For all future time; in the future

michael

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US / ˈmaɪk(ə)l /

UK / ˈmaɪkəl /

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bunch

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US / bʌntʃ /

UK / bʌntʃ /

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  • noun
  • A group of things of the same kind
  • verb
  • To group people or things closely together
  • (Cloth) to gather/be gathered together in folds

motivated

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US / 'məʊtɪveɪtɪd /

UK / ˈmotɪvetɪd /

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  • adjecitve
  • Being enthusiastic to do something
  • verb
  • To give someone a reason, the will to do something

compliance

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US / kəmˈplaɪəns /

UK / kəmˈplaɪəns /

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  • noun
  • Act of obeying a law, etc.

unbelievable

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US / ˌʌnbɪˈli:vəbl /

UK / ˌʌnbɪˈlivəbəl /

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  • adjecitve
  • Being very hard to believe; very great

redevelop

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US / ˌriːdɪˈveləp /

UK / ˌriːdɪˈveləp /

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  • verb
  • To develop for a second time

get

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US / ɡet /

UK / ɡɛt /

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  • 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

action

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US / 'ækʃn /

UK / ˈækʃən /

A2
  • noun
  • Something that a person or thing does
  • verb
  • To act to do something

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

each

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US / i:tʃ /

UK / itʃ /

A1
  • determiner
  • Every one of two or more things
  • pronoun
  • Per one person or thing

watch

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US / wɒtʃ /

UK / wɑtʃ /

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  • noun
  • Period of time someone is responsible for guarding
  • Device you wear on your wrist that shows the time
  • Official warning statement, e.g. of bad weather
  • verb
  • To keep in check, manage, or control something
  • To look at something for entertainment, e.g. TV
  • To guard a place or people; protect child, etc.
  • To look at carefully to work out what is happening
  • To protect and care for someone or something

find

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US / faɪnd /

UK / faɪnd /

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  • noun
  • Object discovered by chance
  • Things that have been discovered from searching
  • verb
  • To become aware of something that is happening
  • To discover or meet by chance
  • To decide if someone is guilty of a crime, or not
  • To learn through study, research, or effort
  • To discover something by looking for it

byron

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US / ˈbaɪrən /

UK / ˈbaɪrən /

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crown

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US / kraʊn /

UK / kraʊn /

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  • noun
  • A gold ring put on a King or Queen’s head
  • An artificial cap on a tooth
  • Top part of something
  • other
  • To put a crown on to make someone a king/queen
  • verb
  • To officially give someone the winners title
  • To be made king or queen of a country
  • To be at the top of something

anyone

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US / ˈeniwʌn /

UK / ˈɛniˌwʌn, -wən /

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  • pronoun
  • Any person

absolutely

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US / ˈæbsəlu:tli /

UK / ˈæbsəˌlutli, ˌæbsəˈlutli /

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  • adverb
  • Completely; totally; very

yes

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US / jes /

UK / jɛs /

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  • adverb
  • Way to say you agree or will do something

their

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US / ðɛː /

UK / ðer /

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  • determiner
  • Belonging to them

organization

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US / ˌɔ:gənaɪˈzeɪʃn /

UK / ˌɔrɡənɪˈzeʃən /

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  • noun
  • Group of people with a particular purpose

management

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US / 'mænɪdʒmənt /

UK / ˈmænɪdʒmənt /

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  • noun
  • People who are in control of a business or group
  • The process of running an organization

move

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US / mu:v /

UK / muv /

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  • noun
  • Act of moving a playing piece in chess, etc.
  • An action; doing something
  • Step taken to achieve a goal
  • verb
  • To cause someone to have certain emotions
  • To cause something to change to a different place
  • To change where people live or a business operates
  • To take action to do or achieve something

nowhere

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US / 'nəʊweə(r) /

UK / ˈnoˌhwɛr, -ˌwɛr /

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  • adverb
  • Not in or at any place; no place

lived

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US / 'lɪvd /

UK / 'lɪvd /

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  • verb
  • To be alive
  • To experience a particular type of life
  • To make your home in a house or town

heart

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US / hɑ:t /

UK / hɑrt /

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  • noun
  • A feeling of care for others; compassion
  • Courage, confidence, and emotional strength
  • Be cheerfully encouraging
  • Most essential, important, or central part
  • Referring to a promise or something important
  • State or feelings of affection or deep love
  • Core part of a vegetable, e.g. a lettuce
  • The part of the body that pumps blood
  • Place where emotions are believed to be felt
  • A shape that represents love

devastate

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US / 'devəsteɪt /

UK / ˈdɛvəˌstet /

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  • verb
  • To cause extensive destruction or ruin utterly

design

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US / dɪˈzaɪn /

UK / dɪˈzaɪn /

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  • noun
  • The way something is planned, to fulfill a purpose
  • verb
  • To plan in a particular way to fulfill a purpose
  • To think of a plan

else

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US / els /

UK / ɛls /

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  • adverb
  • Otherwise; if you fail to
  • (Of person place thing etc.) besides; in addition

ago

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US / əˈgəʊ /

UK / əˈgoʊ /

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  • adverb
  • At a specified length of time in the past

post

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US / pəʊst /

UK / post /

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  • noun
  • Message delivered or shared in an online group
  • Piece of wood, metal in the ground for support
  • Job or position within an organization or company
  • Place where a soldier, etc. is ordered to go
  • verb
  • To send a letter or package using stamps
  • To share a message on an internet discussion group
  • To send a soldier somewhere to do a job
  • To put a message in public for everyone to see

old

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US / əʊld /

UK / old /

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  • adjecitve
  • Having existed for a long time, not young or new
  • Age of a person since birth

hostel

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US / ˈhɒstl /

UK / ˈhɑ:stl /

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  • noun
  • Cheap hotel for young people

hospital

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US / ˈhɒspɪtl /

UK / ˈhɑ:spɪtl /

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  • noun
  • Building for sick people, with doctors and nurses

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

very

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US / 'verɪ /

UK / ˈvɛri /

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  • adjecitve
  • Concerning a large degree or amount
  • adverb
  • A lot; much; many
  • Used to stress or emphasize a noun

they

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US / ðeɪ /

UK / ðe /

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

shoulder

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US / ˈʃəʊldə(r) /

UK / ˈʃoldɚ /

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  • noun
  • Part of the body where an arm attaches or joins
  • Meat that comes from an animal's upper front leg
  • Part of a shirt or coat that covers the shoulders
  • verb
  • To carry something around your neck
  • To push something using the top part of your arm
  • To accept a job or responsibility

aged

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US / eɪdʒd /

UK / ˈedʒɪd /

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  • adjecitve
  • Very old; got older
  • noun
  • Older people in general
  • verb
  • To keep food, wine for a long time to improve it
  • To get older

daughter

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US / ˈdɔ:tə(r) /

UK / ˈdɔtɚ /

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  • adjecitve
  • (Of a company) being a subsidiary of another firm
  • noun
  • A female child of someone

communication

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US / kəˌmju:nɪ'keɪʃn /

UK / kəˌmjunɪˈkeʃən /

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  • noun
  • Talking to people; giving information to people

pressure

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US / 'preʃə(r) /

UK / ˈprɛʃɚ /

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  • noun
  • Anxiety caused by difficult problems
  • Force, weight when pressing against a thing
  • Strong persuasion to do something
  • verb
  • To apply force to something
  • To persuade or force someone to do something

policeman

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US / pəˈli:smən /

UK / pəˈlismən /

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  • noun
  • Male police officer

brave

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US / breɪv /

UK / brev /

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  • adjecitve
  • Not letting fear or danger stop you acting
  • noun
  • (Old-fashioned) A native American warrior
  • verb
  • To not be afraid of doing something dangerous

look

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US / lʊk /

UK / lʊk /

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  • noun
  • Person's beauty or physical attractiveness
  • Particular style of dress, clothes, or appearance
  • The way someone, something appears to be
  • Act of searching for or examining something
  • verb
  • To appear to be; seem

encourage

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US / ɪn'kʌrɪdʒ /

UK / ɛnˈkɚrɪdʒ, -ˈkʌr- /

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  • verb
  • To increase the chance of something happening
  • To make someone more determined or confident

approve

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US / əˈpru:v /

UK / əˈpruv /

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  • verb
  • To formally accept something or grant permission
  • To have a positive opinion of someone or something

act

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US / ækt /

UK / ækt /

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  • noun
  • What someone did; action; behavior
  • A law or rule passed by a government we must obey
  • One of the parts that a stage play is divided into
  • verb
  • To behave in a certain way
  • To perform on a stage or in a movie

bit

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US / bɪt /

UK / bɪt /

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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

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

movie

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US / ˈmu:vi /

UK / ˈmuvi /

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  • noun
  • Motion picture; film

who

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US / hu: /

UK / hu /

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

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

point

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US / pɔɪnt /

UK / pɔɪnt /

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  • noun
  • An item to be discussed
  • Small spot or dot
  • Fact or detail
  • Feature of something
  • The size of the text on a page or screen
  • A certain time or stage in a process
  • Certain position in time or space
  • Idea or fact you try to convince people about
  • Measurement of scores in a game, sport
  • Sharp end of something, e.g. a pen or pin
  • verb
  • To face a certain direction, e.g. north
  • To indicate something with your finger to others

ever

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US / 'evə(r) /

UK / ˈɛvɚ /

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  • adverb
  • At any time; at all times in the future

try

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US / traɪ /

UK / traɪ /

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  • noun
  • Act of putting the ball over the rugby goal line
  • verb
  • To make an effort, to attempt to do something
  • To examine someone or something in a court of law
  • To test to see if it is good or you like it
  • To make a person go through hardship; test
  • To examine something to see if it works

new

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US / nju: /

UK / nu, nju /

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  • 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 /

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

marble

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US / 'mɑ:bl /

UK / ˈmɑrbəl /

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  • noun
  • A hard type of stone, often used in monuments

here

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US / hɪə(r) /

UK / hɪr /

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  • adverb
  • In this place; at this location, position or time

age

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US / eɪdʒ /

UK / edʒ /

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  • verb
  • To keep food, wine for a long time to improve it
  • To get older
  • noun
  • Period of time in history
  • Number of years a person or thing has lived

will

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US / wɪl /

UK / wɪl /

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  • 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

sand

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US / sænd /

UK / sænd /

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  • noun
  • Area composed of tiny pieces of rock near an ocean
  • Small pieces of rock that make beaches and deserts
  • verb
  • To cover a surface with grit e.g. roads
  • To smoothen a surface with sandpaper

compliant

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US / kəmˈplaɪənt /

UK / kəmˈplaɪənt /

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  • adjecitve
  • Willing to obey, follow the wishes of others

grandpa

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US / ˈgrænpɑ: /

UK / ˈɡrændˌpɑ, ˈɡræn-, ˈɡræmˌpɑ, ˈɡræmpə /

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  • noun
  • Your mother or father's father

walk

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US / wɔ:k /

UK / wɔk /

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  • noun
  • Journey on foot done for pleasure or exercise
  • verb
  • To move with your legs at a slowish pace

use

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US / ju:s /

UK / ju:s /

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  • 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

stick

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US / stɪk /

UK / stɪk /

A2
  • noun
  • Long thin piece of wood from a tree
  • verb
  • To push a sharp or pointed object into something
  • To join together using glue or paste
  • To remain in one place or position for a long time

village

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US / 'vɪlɪdʒ /

UK / ˈvɪlɪdʒ /

A2
  • noun
  • Small town in the country

shock

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US / ʃɒk /

UK / ʃɑ:k /

A2
  • noun
  • The passage of an electricity through the body
  • Sudden bad feeling caused by something unexpected
  • verb
  • To affect someone with an electrical current
  • To cause great surprise, horror, or anger

past

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US / pɑ:st /

UK / pæst /

A2
  • adjecitve
  • No longer current or new
  • adverb
  • So as to go beyond, or further than something
  • noun
  • Time that existed before now, e.g. long ago
  • preposition
  • After a particular time
  • At a later point in distance; beyond

feel

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US / fi:l /

UK / fil /

A1
  • verb
  • To be aware of or experience an emotion, sensation
  • To sense through direct contact; touch

idiot

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US / 'ɪdɪət /

UK / ˈɪdiət /

B2
  • noun
  • A person who is foolish or not very smart

four

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US / fɔ:(r) /

UK / fɔr, for /

A1
  • number
  • 4

disgusting

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US / dɪsˈgʌstɪŋ /

UK / dɪsˈɡʌstɪŋ /

B2
  • adjecitve
  • Having a very bad taste
  • verb
  • To cause a strong negative reaction or feeling

bag

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US / bæɡ /

UK / bæɡ /

A1
  • noun
  • Soft container to put things in and carry with you
  • verb
  • To catch an animal while hunting
  • To put an item or items into a bag

south

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US / saʊθ /

UK / saʊθ /

A1
  • adjecitve
  • Direction to your right when facing the rising sun
  • Coming from the opposite direction from north
  • noun
  • The direction to your right of the rising sun

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

law

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US / lɔ: /

UK / lɔ /

A1
  • noun
  • Field of study that relates to the legal profession
  • A rule made and enforced by a government
  • System or rules made by the government

themselves

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US / ðəmˈselvz /

UK / ðɛmˈsɛlvz, ðəm- /

A1
  • pronoun
  • Reflexive form of 'they'

our

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US / 'aʊə(r) /

UK / aʊr /

A1
  • determiner
  • Belonging to us

not

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US / nɒt /

UK / nɑt /

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

development

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US / dɪ'veləpmənt /

UK / dɪˈvɛləpmənt /

A2
  • noun
  • Act or process of growing bigger or more advanced
  • A new event related to a previous event

pack

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US / pæk /

UK / pæk /

A1
  • noun
  • Bag carried on the back of donkey, etc.
  • Group of people, animals, or objects
  • verb
  • To put things in a suitcase to go on a trip
  • To crowd a place with a large amount of things
  • To put something into a container to store it

commissioner

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US / kəˈmɪʃənə(r) /

UK / kəˈmɪʃənɚ /

A2
  • noun
  • Person heading a group in charge of something

dream

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US / dri:m /

UK / drim /

A1
  • noun
  • A wish or hope for something to happen
  • Imagination or image of something you want
  • Images, thoughts, feelings experienced when asleep
  • verb
  • To wish for something to happen
  • To experience thoughts, images while asleep

donation

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US / dəʊˈneɪʃn /

UK / doʊˈneɪʃn /

B1
  • noun
  • Gift or money given to help support a cause

carry

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US / ˈkæri /

UK / ˈkæri /

A1
  • verb
  • To have a child, be pregnant
  • To have a disease you might give to others
  • (Of stores) to sell a particular product
  • To hold something and move it to another place
  • To travel a long distance (sound)
  • To support the weight or burden of something

bay

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US / beɪ /

UK / be /

B1
  • noun
  • Part of an ocean or lake partly surrounded by land

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

yet

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US / jet /

UK / jɛt /

A1
  • adverb
  • At a later time (used after ‘not’)
  • (Used to emphasize that thing is, will be greater)
  • Eventually; at a future time
  • Until now; up to the present
  • conjunction
  • Adding to what has been said, often as a contrast

usually

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US / ˈju:ʒuəli /

UK / ˈjuːʒuəli /

A1
  • adverb
  • Normally; regularly

george

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US / dʒɔ:dʒ /

UK / dʒɔ:dʒ /

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  • noun
  • Christian martyr; patron saint of England; hero of the legend of Saint George and the Dragon in whic

announcement

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US / əˈnaʊnsmənt /

UK / əˈnaʊnsmənt /

A2
  • noun
  • Act of informing people about something publicly

tough

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US / tʌf /

UK / tʌf /

A2
  • adjecitve
  • (Of food) difficult to chew or bite through
  • Very difficult to do or deal with
  • Having strict standards
  • Being firm and not easily bent or broken
  • Being strong physically or mentally
  • Being difficult to persuade
  • Capable of violence

decision

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US / dɪ'sɪʒn /

UK / dɪˈsɪʒən /

A1
  • noun
  • Choice made after thinking; final judgment
  • Ability to make quick and confident choices

can

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US / kæn /

UK / kən,kæn /

A1
  • noun
  • A metal container for storing food
  • other
  • Able to; have the skill to; have the time to
  • verb
  • To have permission to
  • To be possible to do
  • To preserve food by sealing it in a metal container

camp

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US / kæmp /

UK / kæmp /

A2
  • noun
  • A (military) base
  • Exaggerated behavior meant to be funny
  • Place where people live for a short time in tents
  • verb
  • To live temporarily, e.g. in a tent or a vehicle

support

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US / səˈpɔ:t /

UK / səˈpɔrt, -ˈport /

A1
  • noun
  • Assistance or advice given to someone
  • Evidence that helps prove something is true
  • A thing to hold up or prevent from falling down
  • verb
  • To give assistance or advice to someone
  • To help prove or show that something is true
  • To hold up or prevent from falling down

rhonda

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US / ˈrɑndə /

UK / /

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armed

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US / ɑ:md /

UK / ɑːrmd /

B1
  • adjecitve
  • Having weapons ready to use against others
  • verb
  • To activate a weapon or bomb for use
  • To give a gun or other weapon to a person or group

really

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US / ˈri:əli /

UK / ˈriəˌli, ˈrili /

A1
  • adverb
  • Used to stress something that is said; definitely
  • In a true or accurate manner
  • Very

life

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US / laɪf /

UK / laɪf /

A1
  • noun
  • All the living things e.g. animals, plants, humans
  • Period of time things live, from birth to death

but

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US / bət /

UK / bʌt,bət /

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

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

live

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US / lɪv /

UK / liv /

A1
  • adjecitve
  • Being broadcast as events happen, not recorded
  • Carrying electric current; able to give a shock
  • Glowing because burning; hot
  • Not yet killed (for food)
  • adverb
  • (Music, drama) as it is performed
  • verb
  • To be alive
  • To experience a particular type of life
  • To make your home in a house or town

how

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US / haʊ /

UK / haʊ /

A1
  • adjecitve
  • To what degree? in what amount?
  • adverb
  • (Used to explain the way to do something)
  • exclamation
  • For what purpose or reason?
  • (Used to ask someone or something's condition)

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

olds

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US / əʊldz /

UK / oʊldz /

A1
  • other

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

truly

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US / 'tru:lɪ /

UK / ˈtruli /

A2
  • adverb
  • In accordance with truth, fact or reality; really

underestimate

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US / ˌʌndər'estɪmeɪt /

UK / ˌʌndɚˈɛstəmet /

B2
  • verb
  • To make too low a guess of something's size, value

stand

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US / stænd /

UK / stænd /

A1
  • noun
  • Effort to fight against something
  • Piece of furniture; device to hold or support
  • Place in a stadium where spectators watch
  • Table where things are sold at a fair or market
  • verb
  • To be a candidate in an election
  • To be able to accept someone, something; bear
  • To last for a long time
  • To be upright; not be sitting or lying down
  • To place something in a particular position; place
  • To be (as stated)
  • To still be valid
  • To have an opinion about something

half

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US / hɑ:f /

UK / hæf, hɑf /

A1
  • adjecitve
  • Not complete
  • adverb
  • Partly; somewhat
  • noun
  • One of two equal periods of game time in a sport
  • The part you get when one is divided into two;

turn

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US / tɜ:n /

UK / tɚn /

A1
  • noun
  • Place where changing of direction happens
  • Your time or chance to perform a duty
  • Your chance to play or do in say a game
  • Unexpected change, as in the weather
  • verb
  • To become (a particular age)
  • To become a different quality, color, etc.
  • To change the direction of something, e.g. a car
  • To move in an opposite direction or position
  • To shape metal with a spinning tool

pull

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US / pʊl /

UK / pʊl /

A1
  • noun
  • Act of breathing in smoke, as from a pipe
  • Force something has that draws other things to it
  • Using your hands to move something to you
  • verb
  • To breathe in smoke, as from a pipe
  • To hold something and move it toward you
  • To remove something by force

open

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US / 'əʊpən /

UK / ˈopən /

A1
  • adjecitve
  • Available for use; accessible
  • Not being hidden; available for others to see
  • Being available for customers to enter or use
  • Allowing everyone to use or take part in
  • Not secret anymore
  • Not closed or shut
  • Willing to accept new ideas and thoughts
  • noun
  • Name for a tennis or golf competition
  • verb
  • To make accessible or able to be used, e.g. road
  • To start the activities or services of a business
  • To make a space or hole appear in something
  • To move or change so that it is no longer closed
  • To start something, e.g. a new business

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

love

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US / lʌv /

UK / lʌv /

A1
  • noun
  • Person's name
  • A very strong feeling of affection
  • The person you care very deeply about
  • Strong, deep emotional and sexual attraction
  • verb
  • To care for and like someone very strongly, deeply
  • To like doing very much; enjoy greatly
  • To feel a strong emotional and romantic attraction

into

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US / 'ɪntə /

UK / ˈɪntu /

A1
  • preposition
  • Moving or going inside something
  • In the same direction as; in the direction of
  • So as to become; taking the state of

make

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US / meɪk /

UK / mek /

A1
  • 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

demand

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US / dɪ'mɑ:nd /

UK / dɪˈmænd /

A2
  • noun
  • Desire customers have to buy product, service
  • A strong request for someone to do something
  • verb
  • To strongly request someone to do something

bad

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US / bæd /

UK / bæd /

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

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

might

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US / maɪt /

UK / maɪt /

A1
  • other
  • Used to politely request an action
  • Used to express that something could happen
  • Power, strength, force or influence

lead

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US / li:d /

UK / lid /

A1
  • adjecitve
  • Being the main part in movies or plays
  • noun
  • Wire for electricity, computer, etc.; cable
  • Information that could help to solve a crime
  • Main part in a play or movie
  • Heavy, gray metal element
  • Rope used to tie something to stop it escaping
  • Act of being at the front in a race or game
  • verb
  • To show the way or guide others
  • To be at the front of a race or game
  • To travel in front of; go in advance of others

lie

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US / laɪ /

UK / lai /

A2
  • noun
  • An untrue statement, when you know it is not true
  • verb
  • To be in a horizontal or flat position
  • To say something that you know is not true

keep

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US / ki:p /

UK / kip /

A1
  • noun
  • Large, strong tower in the middle of a castle
  • Money spent on you so you can live in a place
  • verb
  • To continue doing something; not to stop
  • To stop balls going in a goal in sports
  • To not give back or return something
  • (Of food) to not spoil or not rot
  • To take possession of something to own, e.g. a pet
  • To have and continue to hold something
  • To do something that you have promised or agreed
  • To stay in a certain place or condition
  • To maintain the rules

name

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US / neɪm /

UK / nem /

A1
  • noun
  • What something or someone is called
  • verb
  • To state what someone is called, e.g. John

something

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US / ˈsʌmθɪŋ /

UK / ˈsʌmθɪŋ /

A1
  • adverb
  • In some degree or measure
  • noun
  • a person or thing of some value or consequence
  • pronoun
  • Thing that is not yet known or named
  • Approximately

shrug

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US / ʃrʌɡ /

UK / ʃrʌɡ /

B2
  • verb
  • To raise the shoulders to show you don't care

frightening

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US / ˈfraɪtnɪŋ /

UK / ˈfraɪtnɪŋ /

A2
  • adjecitve
  • Being scary
  • verb
  • To make someone afraid or nervous

meet

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US / mi:t /

UK / mit /

A1
  • noun
  • Sporting competition e.g. swimming
  • verb
  • To provide something that is necessary
  • To come together at a certain time or place

resident

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US / ˈrezɪdənt /

UK / ˈrɛzɪdənt, -ˌdɛnt /

B1
  • adjecitve
  • Someone who lives in a particular place
  • noun
  • Trainee doctor who works/lives in a hospital

call

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US / kɔ:l /

UK / kɔl /

A1
  • noun
  • A order or request for action
  • The sound an animal makes, often when in danger
  • A correct prediction, e.g. a decision in a game
  • A short visit to a place or person
  • A decision by a referee or umpire in a game
  • verb
  • To make a request or order for action
  • (Animal) to make sounds to warn of danger
  • To announce the date of an election
  • To make a judgment about something
  • To give someone or something a name
  • To guess in advance the result or outcome
  • To visit a place or person for a short time
  • To phone someone
  • To speak, announce or shout in a loud voice

far

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US / fɑ:(r) /

UK / fɑr /

A1
  • adjecitve
  • A long way away
  • Being a long way away
  • adverb
  • To a large degree or extent

where

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US / hwɛə /

UK / hwɛr, wɛr /

A1
  • conjunction
  • At or in the place which
  • In whatever place
  • pronoun
  • Word you use to ask the location of something

along

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US / əˈlɒŋ /

UK / əˈlɔ:ŋ /

A1
  • adverb
  • As a companion; taken with someone
  • preposition
  • At a point on a line

from

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US / frəm /

UK / frʌm, frɑm,frəm /

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

invite

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US / ɪnˈvaɪt /

UK / ɪnˈvaɪt /

A2
  • noun
  • An invitation
  • verb
  • To ask someone to go somewhere or do something

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

press

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US / pres /

UK / prɛs /

A2
  • noun
  • Machine using pressure to shape, flatten, squeeze
  • General term for TV, radio, newspapers
  • A machine that prints books and newspapers
  • verb
  • To make clothes smooth using a heated iron; iron
  • To repeatedly ask someone to do something
  • To print something such as a book or newspaper
  • To push something against something else
  • To squeeze the liquid out of grapes, etc.

cottage

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US / ˈkɒtɪdʒ /

UK / ˈkɑtɪdʒ /

A2
  • noun
  • Small house in the country

issue

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US / 'ɪʃu: /

UK / ˈɪʃu /

A2
  • noun
  • Important topic discussed, debated or argued over
  • Single edition of a magazine
  • verb
  • To make something available to be used or sold
  • To deliver a statement, etc. in an official manner

real

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US / rɪəl /

UK / ˈriəl, ril /

A1
  • adjecitve
  • Actually existing or happening, not imagined
  • Being important or special

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

lawyer

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US / ˈlɔ:jə(r) /

UK / ˈlɔjɚ /

B1
  • noun
  • Professional who helps people with the law

swivel

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US / ˈswɪvl /

UK / ˈswɪvəl /

B2
  • noun
  • Device joining two parts which can pivot freely

until

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US / ənˈtɪl /

UK / ʌnˈtɪl /

A1
  • conjunction
  • Up to; to a time when something happens
  • preposition
  • Before (a specific time)

draw

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US / drɔ: /

UK / drɔ /

A1
  • noun
  • Something that attracts people to visit a place
  • A lottery or prize
  • Result of a game, contest where the score is equal
  • verb
  • To attract attention to someone or something
  • To get closer to or approach something or someone
  • To influence a person's involvement in something
  • To move an object by pulling
  • To create an image using pen or pencil and paper
  • To take one thing out of a container, etc.
  • (Of 2 teams) to finish a game with the same score

full

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US / fʊl /

UK / fʊl /

A1
  • adjecitve
  • Containing all the parts; complete
  • Containing or holding as much as possible
  • Having had enough food
  • adverb
  • In a direct manner; completely

group

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US / ɡru:p /

UK / ɡrup /

A1
  • noun
  • Two or more musicians who play music together
  • Number of people or things gathered together
  • verb
  • To combine or collect objects or people together

end

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US / end /

UK / ɛnd /

A1
  • noun
  • The point where a process or activity stops
  • A point that marks the limit of something; finish
  • Goal or desired result
  • The tip, edge or limit of something
  • verb
  • To be the last part of something

mark

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US / mɑ:k /

UK / mɑrk /

A2
  • noun
  • Person's name
  • A dirty spot or line on something
  • Grade or score given for homework
  • Line or symbol made when writing
  • Particular point on a scale of measurement
  • Grade, such as a student receives in school
  • Stain or spot on something
  • Sign or symbol of a quality of feeling
  • Written sign or symbol
  • verb
  • To put a dirty spot or line on something
  • To give a grade for homework
  • To indicate something with a sign or symbol
  • To make or leave a visible sign of (path, etc.)
  • (Animals) to go to the toilet to show your area
  • To write or draw a line on something

could

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US / kəd /

UK / kʊd /

A1
  • other
  • Past form of 'can' to mean have ability
  • Used to ask for something politely, or to offer

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

community

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US / kə'mju:nətɪ /

UK / kəˈmjunɪti /

A2
  • noun
  • Group of people who share a common idea or area

scratch

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US / skrætʃ /

UK / skrætʃ /

B1
  • noun
  • Action of rubbing your skin when itchy
  • A small cut or mark on a surface
  • verb
  • To rub your skin with your nails to stop an itch
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  • To drink, smoke, eat or use something
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  • Long lasting emotional pain from a bad experience
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  • Money paid for a service, e.g. money exchanging
  • An official role or title in the military
  • Group officially put in charge of e.g. education
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  • Absolutely necessary; that must be done
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  • The state of demanding notice or attention

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  • Due to; because of
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  • To any extent or degree (often used with not)
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  • State of great sadness, anxiety or pain
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  • To cause someone anxiety or sadness
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  • Being additional or extra
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  • Side or outer surface of something
  • An expression using mouth, nose, eyes etc.
  • Front part of the head where eyes, mouth etc. are
  • Characteristics you show in public
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  • To cover a surface with something like paint
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  • To look toward; point in a certain direction

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  • Member of a gang of violent criminals

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  • 60 minutes
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  • Sensible, dependable and reliable
  • Unbroken or undisturbed, as of sleep
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  • Sane; not mentally ill
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  • noun
  • Unique quality that characterizes a style of music
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  • To make a noise, e.g. to ring a bell

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  • A sports team's own field or place of play
  • adverb
  • Into the correct or intended position
  • noun
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  • Institution for sick or elderly people
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  • Proper or appropriate; as is deserved
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  • Almost; nearly
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  • Border that divides two places or regions
  • Long crease in the skin, often from age
  • Mark that is long, straight and very thin
  • Row of words, letters or numbers that are written
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  • Long thin wire, e.g. for electrical signal
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  • To put material along the inside of something

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  • used as a part of a name of a place (UK)

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  • Being in a fortunate, good condition or state
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  • To cause your eyes to fill with tears

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  • Introduction to Video Content
  • Showdown looms as aged care villagers refuse to be evicted
    Residents of Feros Village in Byron Bay are facing eviction from their aged care home, but they are determined to stay. The management has asked them to pack up their bags and leave, but these elderly residents are not willing to give up their homes so easily.
    One resident, Kate Smorty, who is 95 years old and armed only with a walking stick, has become the leader of a group of rebellious 80 and 90 year olds. She refers to them as 'gangster grannies and grandpas' and is confident that they will not be moved. She even vows to resist being carried out of the premises, and invites the press to witness her defiance.
    The residents of Feros Village feel a deep connection to the place they call home. They describe it as a community that represents their identities and cherishes their individuality. To showcase their love for the place, they have even made a movie about it.
    The cottages in Feros Village house ten residents each, providing them with a picturesque view of the lush green surroundings of Byron Bay. The announcement that they had to leave by the end of June for the sake of redevelopment came as a shock to the residents. They feel betrayed and are struggling to understand how this can happen to them.
    Rhonda Stroud, a resident of four years, expresses her disappointment and disbelief at the lack of compassion shown by the management. She had envisioned Feros Village as her forever home, but now feels abandoned.
    Bernadette Dean, another resident, shares her disgust at the situation and reveals that the news of eviction affected her health. She was hospitalized within 48 hours of the announcement and has been dealing with heart troubles ever since.
    The residents of Feros Village are ready to fight for what they believe is rightfully theirs. They refuse to be evicted without putting up a fight, and their determination has garnered attention and support from the community.
    As the deadline for eviction approaches, a showdown between the management and the residents seems inevitable. The fate of Feros Village hangs in the balance as these elderly individuals stand up for their rights and their beloved home.
  • Subtitles section
  • They thought it was going to be their forever home, then management told them to pack up their bags and get out.
  • But residents of this aged care home are hell-bent on staying put.
  • My name is Kate Smorty and I'm 95 years old, living here at Feros Village in Byron Bay and they're trying to move us out and I just say tell them they're dreaming.
  • Armed with a walking stick, Kate Smorty has turned into a bit of a rebel leading a gang of 80 and 90 year olds.
  • I think they're a bunch of gangster grannies and grandpas and they're not going to take it.
  • Dianne Bryan is Kate's daughter.
  • They're not going to take it lying down, they're standing up for themselves.
  • And if they try to literally carry me out, I'll invite the press along and you can watch me being carried out, me scratching the policemen.
  • This is our community, faces and personalities that make us who we are and who make our village truly special.
  • The residents of Feros Village so love the place, they made a movie about it.
  • Action.
  • It's our home, our life, four cottages housing ten residents each.
  • Out every window is the lush green of Byron Bay and the sounds that come with it.
  • But in February, residents say they were called to a meeting and told they had to get out by the end of June so the site could be redeveloped.
  • How can they do this to us, sorry, but how can they do this to us?
  • Rhonda Stroud has lived here four years.
  • We thought this was going to be our forever home and now they just come in with no compassion, no nothing and say you've got to go.
  • I was devastated, absolutely.
  • Bernadette Dean is still scarred by the announcement.
  • I think it's disgusting, absolutely.
  • And it's frightening as well.
  • It was a shock and within 48 hours I was in hospital and I've had heart trouble ever since.
  • The pressures they put on us, I'm still pulling on us, it's just unbelievable.
  • Michael Ebbings has been here six years.
  • Like where do we go?
  • We can't camp out here, do we?
  • There's nowhere to go.
  • Feros Management says it won't force anyone out and that the village will remain open until all the residents have found somewhere else to go.
  • So far 24 have moved on, but a group of 10 stay-puts has drawn a line in the sand and said they're not going anywhere.
  • So I've just come from the doctor because of my heart trouble, but I'm trying to put on a brave face and shrug my shoulders and say, well, you know, we're not moving, which we're not.
  • I think it's very brave, but it's really a situation they've been forced into.
  • Mark Swivel is a lawyer acting for the residents.
  • We've got a situation where the communication with the residents has been so bad, it's caused real distress and harm.
  • Do you feel bullied?
  • Yes, yes.
  • There was a management here that came to me usually every morning about half past nine and said, I've got a place for you, I want you to have a look.
  • I said, look, I don't want it and I'm not going.
  • In a statement, a spokesman for Feros, which is a not-for-profit organisation, says the difficult decision to close was not motivated by financial imperatives, that the village was designed 33 years ago to meet the requirements of a low-care hostel.
  • And for the services Feros wants to provide, the law now demands they can support all residents to age in place across the full spectrum of care.
  • The Aged Care Commission and the Commissioner herself has come out clarifying that there are no compliance issues with the facility here.
  • Byron Bay Village is a compliant facility.
  • Feros Village at Byron Bay was created by George Feros 30 years ago.
  • The village was built with local donations and sits on Crown land.
  • Solicitor Mark Swivel says the New South Wales Government has told the residents the site must be used for aged care and that no development has yet been approved, something that's encouraged them to fight on.
  • Do you think they underestimated you?
  • I think they did.
  • The point is that we might be old, but we're not idiots.
  • No one is an idiot.
  • We've all got our marbles.
  • It's tough, isn't it, and we'll keep you posted on how those residents go.