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How cruise ships got so big

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superstructure

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US / ˈsu:pəstrʌktʃə(r) /

UK / ˈsu:pərstrʌktʃə(r) /

C2
  • noun
  • Part of a ship abovethe main deck

with

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US / wɪð /

UK / wɪð, wɪθ /

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  • 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

center

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US / 'sentə /

UK / ˈsɛntɚ /

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  • noun
  • Community place people go health or social reasons
  • Place in the middle of something
  • Person or thing that is attracting attention
  • verb
  • To direct focus toward something

entertainment

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US / ˌentəˈteɪnmənt /

UK / ˌɛntɚˈtenmənt /

A2
  • noun
  • Act or process of providing service for someone
  • Singing, dancing, telling jokes to amuse people

jack

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US / dʒæk /

UK / dʒæk /

A1
  • noun
  • Increase the amount or intensity of something
  • Tool for exerting pressure or lifting
  • verb
  • To increase the amount or intensity of something
  • To exert pressure on by lifting

before

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US / bɪˈfɔ:(r) /

UK / bɪˈfɔr,-ˈfor /

A1
  • adverb
  • At a time earlier than the present; previously
  • conjunction
  • In advance of something happening
  • preposition
  • In front of someone or something

century

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US / 'sentʃərɪ /

UK / ˈsɛntʃəri /

A1
  • noun
  • Period of 100 years

island

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US / ˈaɪlənd /

UK / ˈaɪlənd /

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  • noun
  • Area of land that is surrounded by water

have

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US / həv /

UK / hæv /

A1
  • 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

part

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UK / pɑ:rt /

A1
  • adjecitve
  • To some degree; half; not fully
  • noun
  • Division of a book
  • Ratio of something, e.g. 3 of gin, 1 of tonic
  • A line in a person's hair, made with a comb
  • Character an actor plays on stage, movie, or TV
  • Some, but not all of a specific thing
  • Role in causing something to happen
  • verb
  • To make a line in a person's hair, by using a comb
  • To move two things apart creating a space
  • To leave someone, or to break off a relationship

port

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US / pɔ:t /

UK / pɔrt, port /

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  • noun
  • City where ships can shelter during a storm
  • Left side of a ship when facing forward
  • Opening in a computer where wires can be connected
  • Sweet wine that is produced in Portugal
  • verb
  • To move data from one computer system to another

without

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US / wɪˈðaʊt /

UK / wɪðˈaʊt, wɪθ- /

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  • preposition
  • Not with; not having

bear

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US / bɛː /

UK / bɛr /

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  • noun
  • Large brown animal with fur that lives in forests
  • Someone who expects stock market to fall
  • verb
  • To accept (responsibilities or duties)
  • To give birth to a child; to produce fruit
  • To accept or suffer the weight of difficulties
  • To keep moving left or right while going forward
  • To show (sign of something)
  • To support the weight of something, e.g. a bridge

freedom

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US / 'fri:dəm /

UK / ˈfridəm /

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  • noun
  • State of being free, not being controlled

problem

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US / ˈprɒbləm /

UK / ˈprɑbləm /

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  • adjecitve
  • Causing trouble
  • noun
  • Something difficult to deal with or causes trouble
  • Question to show understanding of a math concept

quickly

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US / ˈkwɪkli /

UK / ˈkwɪklɪ /

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  • adverb
  • Without taking a lot of time; fast

choice

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US / tʃɔɪs /

UK / tʃɔɪs /

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

leisure

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US / ˈleʒə(r) /

UK / ˈli:ʒər /

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  • noun
  • Time when you have no work to do and can relax

low

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US / ləʊ /

UK / lo /

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  • adjecitve
  • Having a small quantity, supply, or amount
  • Being unhappy or unpleasant in attitude
  • Not high; being near the ground, or bottom
  • (Of a voice, sound) being soft; quiet
  • noun
  • Situation of not having a lot of something

era

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  • noun
  • Period characterized by particular events, people

float

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US / fləʊt /

UK / floʊt /

B1
  • noun
  • Object designed to stay on the surface of water
  • Decorated truck used in a festival
  • verb
  • To sell the shares of a company publicly
  • To move slowly and easily through air
  • To rest on the surface of water without sinking

hundred

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US / 'hʌndrəd /

UK / ˈhʌndrɪd /

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  • number
  • 100

month

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  • noun
  • One of 12 28-31 day periods in the year

world

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US / wɜ:ld /

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  • noun
  • All the humans, events, activities on the earth
  • Political division due to some kind of similarity

air

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US / eə(r) /

UK / er /

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  • noun
  • Mixture of gases around the earth that we breathe
  • A person's manner intended to impress others
  • verb
  • To expose to the outside, to dry or freshen
  • To broadcast a TV or radio show
  • To open a subject to discussion and debate

decade

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US / ˈdekeɪd /

UK / ˈdɛkˌed, dɛˈked /

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  • noun
  • Period of 10 years

could

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

elegance

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US / 'elɪɡəns /

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  • noun
  • Quality of grace, style, or beauty

sailing

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  • noun
  • Trip or journey on a ship
  • Act of moving a boat across water
  • verb
  • To travel across water in a boat or a ship
  • To move along quickly and smoothly

vacationer

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US / veɪˈkeɪʃnə(r) /

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  • noun
  • Someone on holiday

also

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UK / ˈɔlso /

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  • adverb
  • In addition; too; in a similar way

attempt

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  • noun
  • Effort made to try to do or accomplish something
  • verb
  • To try to do something challenging or difficult

dock

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US / dɒk /

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  • noun
  • Area in a harbor where boats arrive and are kept
  • verb
  • To take away a part of an animal's tail
  • To take away a part of someone's salary
  • To park a boat or ship in a harbor or marina

five

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US / faɪv /

UK / faɪv /

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  • number
  • 5

how

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US / haʊ /

UK / haʊ /

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  • 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)

year

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US / jə: /

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

you

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US / jʊ /

UK / ju /

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

make

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US / meɪk /

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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

ones

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US / wʌnz /

UK / wʌnz /

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  • number
  • Number 1, a single person or thing

palace

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US / ˈpæləs /

UK / ˈpælɪs /

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  • noun
  • Official home of a ruler, such as a king or queen

across

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US / əˈkrɔs /

UK / əˈkrɔs,əˈkrɑs /

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

shop

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US / ʃɒp /

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  • noun
  • Place to learn how to fix or make things; class
  • Place where things are fixed or repaired, e.g. cars
  • Place which sells things
  • verb
  • To look for or buy goods or services

this

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US / ðɪs /

UK / ðɪs /

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  • 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

word

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US / wɜ:d /

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

differently

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  • adverb
  • In another and different manner

ferry

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UK / ˈfɛri /

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  • noun
  • Passenger boat on a regular schedule
  • verb
  • To take from one place to another, as by boat

follow

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US / ˈfɔləu /

UK / ˈfɑlo /

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  • verb
  • To come after someone; be guided by someone
  • To support someone, e.g. singer or comedian
  • To be the logical result of something
  • To happen after something else happens
  • To believe a set of values or a moral teacher
  • To understand something happening or being said

park

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US / pɑ:k /

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  • noun
  • Person's name
  • Public green area in a town for exercise, relaxing
  • Field upon which a sport is played, e.g. baseball
  • verb
  • To stay still without moving
  • To leave your car, bike in a certain place

shocked

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US / ʃɒkt /

UK / ʃɑːkt /

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  • adjecitve
  • Very upset by some unexpected event
  • verb
  • To affect someone with an electrical current
  • To cause great surprise, horror, or anger

deep

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US / di:p /

UK / dip /

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  • adjecitve
  • Complex and important
  • Extreme or intense
  • Going far down from the surface
  • Low in pitch, as a sound
  • adverb
  • At a certain distance beneath the surface

harbour

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US / 'hɑ:bə(r) /

UK / ˈhɑrbɚ /

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  • noun
  • Area of water protected by land and used by ships
  • Place providing comfort and shelter from danger
  • verb
  • To contain, hold, include, or hide something
  • To feel certain thoughts/emotions for a long time
  • To have a thought/feeling without expressing it
  • To hide or give shelter to (when in danger)
  • To secretly give shelter/protection to a criminal

miserable

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US / ˈmɪzrəbl /

UK / ˈmɪzərəbəl, ˈmɪzrə- /

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  • adjecitve
  • Very unhappy

profitable

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US / ˈprɒfɪtəbl /

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  • adjecitve
  • Being useful; benefiting someone or something
  • Able to gain a benefit from something you did
  • Making more money than it cost to make

stand

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US / stænd /

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  • 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

intense

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US / ɪn'tens /

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  • adjecitve
  • Very strong, great or extreme in degree

kindergarten

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UK / ˈkɪndɚˌɡɑrtn, -dn /

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  • noun
  • School or class for children between four and six

three

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US / θri: /

UK / θri /

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  • number
  • Number 3

big

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US / bɪɡ /

UK / bɪɡ /

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  • adjecitve
  • Popular
  • Serious
  • Large

fit

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US / fɪt /

UK / fɪt /

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  • adjecitve
  • Good looking; physically attractive
  • Proper or acceptable; morally or socially correct
  • noun
  • Sudden loss of body control; attack (of crying)
  • verb
  • To install a machine, equipment etc.
  • To adjust or change to the right size or shape
  • To be the right size and shape that you want

little

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US / 'lɪtl /

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  • 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

summer

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US / ˈsʌmə(r) /

UK / ˈsʌmɚ /

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  • noun
  • Part of the year when the weather is hot
  • verb
  • To spend time in a place in the warm months

the

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US / ðə /

UK / ðə /

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  • 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

transatlantic

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US / ˌtrænzətˈlæntɪk /

UK / ˌtrænsətˈlæntɪk, ˌtrænz- /

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  • adjecitve
  • Going across the Atlantic Ocean

france

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US / ˈfrɑːns /

UK / fræns /

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  • noun
  • A republic in western Europe; the largest country wholly in Europe

forward

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US / 'fɔ:wəd /

UK / ˈfɔrwəd /

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  • 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

into

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US / 'ɪntə /

UK / ˈɪntu /

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

love

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US / lʌv /

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  • 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

one

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US / wʌn /

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  • 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

open

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US / 'əʊpən /

UK / ˈopən /

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  • 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

other

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US / 'ʌðə(r) /

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

than

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US / ðən /

UK / ðən /

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  • conjunction
  • Used to compare two things that are not equal

turn

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US / tɜ:n /

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  • 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

nine

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US / naɪn /

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  • number
  • 9

only

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US / ˈəunli /

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  • 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

two

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US / tu: /

UK / tu /

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  • number
  • 2

and

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US / ənd /

UK / ənd, ən,ænd /

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

back

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  • 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

bowling

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  • noun
  • Game to roll a ball at objects to knock them down
  • verb
  • To roll a ball in the sport of bowling
  • To throw a ball in a game such as cricket
  • The playing of a game of tenpins or duckpins etc.

lot

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US / lɒt /

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  • noun
  • What happens to a person in life from chance; fate
  • A group of people seen together
  • Item for sale at an auction
  • Small area of land used for a purpose e.g. parking

roster

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US / ˈrɒstə(r) /

UK / ˈrɑstɚ, ˈrɔstɚ /

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  • noun
  • List of people's names who have some duty to do

until

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US / ənˈtɪl /

UK / ʌnˈtɪl /

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

caribbean

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US / ˌkærɪˈbi:ən /

UK / ˌkærəˈbiən, kəˈrɪbiən /

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  • adjecitve
  • Concerning the culture and people of Caribbean

footage

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US / ˈfʊtɪdʒ /

UK / ˈfʊtɪdʒ /

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  • noun
  • A certain amount of film or video of something
  • Measurement in feet

region

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US / 'ri:dʒən /

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  • noun
  • Part of a country, of the world, area, etc.

smoking

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UK / ˈsmokɪŋ /

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  • noun
  • The act of enjoying cigarettes, pipes, cigars, etc.
  • The act of breathing smoke from cigarettes
  • verb
  • To give off a cloud of grey gas from burning
  • To add a taste to food by exposing it to a smoky fire
  • To breathe in through a cigarette, etc.

ton

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US / tʌn /

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  • noun
  • Unit of weight; 907 kilograms (US); 1016 (UK)

garden

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  • noun
  • Yard; ground outside your house to grow plants
  • Public park in which visitors can see flowers
  • verb
  • To work in a yard to grow plants, vegetables

from

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US / frəm /

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

out

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  • 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

over

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  • 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

shore

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US / ʃɔ:(r) /

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  • noun
  • Land along the edge of a sea, lake or river

cross

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US / krɒs /

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  • adjecitve
  • Angry and upset
  • From one side of something to the other
  • noun
  • (Of animals) mixture of breeds in one animal
  • Person's name
  • verb
  • To put one thing over another e.g. arms
  • To breed one type of animal or plant with another
  • To not to agree with someone; oppose
  • To go from one side of something to the other
  • To meet at one point

funnel

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US / ˈfʌnl /

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  • noun
  • Cone-shaped tool for pouring liquid into container
  • Large metal chimney on ships
  • verb
  • to send something directly and intentionally.
  • To move a thing through a narrow opening or space

hide

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US / haɪd /

UK / haɪd /

A1
  • noun
  • The skin of an animal used for making leather
  • verb
  • To go to, or put a thing where it can't be found

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

leave

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US / li:v /

UK / liv /

A1
  • noun
  • Permission to do something
  • Vacation time; time off work
  • verb
  • To go away from; depart
  • To gift property to someone after you die
  • To allow something to continue happening
  • To let something remain unused or available
  • To let something or someone remain somewhere

picture

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US / 'pɪktʃə(r) /

UK / ˈpɪktʃɚ /

A1
  • noun
  • General situation or state of being
  • Mental image of what something is or looks like
  • Movie; film
  • Painting, drawing or photograph on paper or screen
  • verb
  • To understand or imagine something
  • To imagine someone or something in an image

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

arcade

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US / ɑ:ˈkeɪd /

UK / ɑ:rˈkeɪd /

B2
  • noun
  • Covered passageway with shops on either side

february

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US / ˈfebruəri /

UK / ˈfebrueri /

A1
  • 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

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

peter

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US / ˈpi:tə(r) /

UK / ˈpitɚ /

A1
  • noun
  • Disciple of Jesus and leader of the Apostles; regarded by Catholics as the vicar of Christ on earth

paint

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US / peɪnt /

UK / pent /

A1
  • noun
  • Colored liquid you apply with a brush
  • verb
  • To make a picture with colored liquids
  • To describe as
  • To apply a color, oil or sealant with a brush

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

church

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US / tʃɜ:tʃ /

UK / tʃɚtʃ /

A1
  • noun
  • Building where Christians gather and pray to God
  • An occasion of Christian religious prayer, worship

company

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US / 'kʌmpənɪ /

UK / ˈkʌmpəni /

A1
  • noun
  • Good feeling from being with someone else
  • A business that sells things or provides services
  • Guests, especially in your home
  • Being with another person rather than alone

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

destination

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US / ˌdestɪˈneɪʃn /

UK / ˌdɛstəˈneʃən /

B1
  • noun
  • The place you are traveling to

floor

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US / flɔ:(r) /

UK / flɔr, flor /

A1
  • 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

game

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US / ɡeɪm /

UK / ɡem /

A1
  • noun
  • Activity with rules that people play to have fun
  • Birds and animals people hunt to kill and eat
  • Match between two teams

luxurious

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US / lʌgˈʒʊəriəs /

UK / lʌgˈʒʊriəs /

A2
  • adjecitve
  • Being very comfortable, beautiful, and expensive

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

think

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US / θɪŋk /

UK / θɪŋk /

A1
  • verb
  • To have an idea about something without certainty
  • To have an idea, opinion or belief about something

wave

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US / weɪv /

UK / wev /

A2
  • noun
  • Movement of sound, air or energy
  • Deep and strong emotion that is suddenly felt
  • Slightly curved shape in hair
  • Frequency of movement of objects together
  • Up and down movement of water in a lake or sea
  • Signal with your hand to say hello or goodbye
  • verb
  • To cause to move side to side or back and forth
  • To swing back and forth as a result of the wind
  • To move your hand or arm to say hello or goodbye

bar

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US / bɑ:(r) /

UK / bɑ:r /

A2
  • noun
  • Piece of (soap, chocolate etc.)
  • Professional organization of lawyers and judges
  • String of musical notes
  • Place to meet friends and buy alcoholic drinks
  • Long solid round piece of metal shaped like a pipe
  • verb
  • To prevent entry, exit or an action

charade

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US / ʃə'rɑ:d /

UK / ʃəˈreɪd /

C1
  • noun
  • Act put on to make situation seem better

industry

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US / 'ɪndəstrɪ /

UK / ˈɪndəstri /

A1
  • noun
  • Hard work; being busy working
  • Factories or businesses that make certain products

large

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US / lɑ:dʒ /

UK / lɑ:rdʒ /

A1
  • adjecitve
  • Big; of great size; broad, tall, wide, or fat

palatial

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US / pəˈleɪʃl /

UK / pəˈleʃəl /

C2
  • adjecitve
  • Huge (like a palace)

throughout

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US / θru:ˈaʊt /

UK / θruˈaʊt /

A2
  • adverb
  • From the beginning of something until the end
  • preposition
  • Over/across an entire place/thing; in every part

alley

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US / 'ælɪ /

UK / ˈæli /

B1
  • noun
  • A narrow road or path between buildings

city

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US / 'sɪtɪ /

UK / ˈsɪti /

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

bow

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US / baʊ /

UK / bo /

A2
  • noun
  • Wooden weapon made to shoot arrows
  • Front part of a boat
  • Knot with two loops used to tie shoelaces, etc.
  • Wood tool with horse hair used to play a violin
  • verb
  • To (cause to) curve or bend
  • To bend forward at waist in order to show respect

inspire

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US / ɪn'spaɪə(r) /

UK / ɪnˈspaɪr /

B1
  • verb
  • To give someone an idea to do or make something
  • To make someone feel a certain emotion

afterthought

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US / ˈɑ:ftəθɔ:t /

UK / ˈæftɚˌθɔt /

C2
  • noun
  • Addition not included in the original plan

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

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

slowly

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US / ˈsləʊli /

UK / ˈsloʊli /

A1
  • adverb
  • In an unhurried or not speedy manner

sea

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US / /

UK / /

A1
  • noun
  • Very large group of people, similar-looking things
  • Large body of salty water with land around it

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

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)

again

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US / ə'ɡen /

UK / əˈɡɛn /

A1
  • adverb
  • One more time, once more

boat

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US / bəʊt /

UK / bot /

A1
  • noun
  • Small form of transport for traveling on water
  • verb
  • To travel on a lake or river

different

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US / ˈdɪfrənt /

UK / ˈdɪfrənt /

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

even

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US / 'i:vn /

UK / ˈivən /

A1
  • adjecitve
  • Being equal in influence, power, possibility etc.
  • Being divided equally or fairly
  • (Of teams/contest) with similar chances of success
  • Smooth, level, or regular
  • Can be divided by 2; ending in 2, 4, 6, 8, or 0
  • At a regular, equally steady manner
  • Remaining steady and unchanging
  • adverb
  • (When this is surprising) as well; too
  • (Used to compare two things/stress the difference)
  • verb
  • To make something level; to flatten
  • To make something equal

grandmother

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US / ˈgrænmʌðə(r) /

UK / ˈɡrændˌmʌðɚ, ˈɡræn- /

B2
  • noun
  • Your mother or father's mother

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

people

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US / 'pi:pl /

UK / ˈpipəl /

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

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

shut

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US / ʃʌt /

UK / ʃʌt /

A2
  • verb
  • To stop being open for business
  • To close something, e.g. a door

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’

theater

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US / 'θɪətə /

UK / ˈθiətɚ /

A2
  • noun
  • Place where plays or movies are seen
  • Art of performing dramatic performances and plays

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

dwindle

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US / 'dwɪndl /

UK / ˈdwɪndl /

B2
  • verb
  • To make or become less or smaller gradually

mainstream

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US / ˈmeɪnstri:m /

UK / ˈmenˌstrim /

C2
  • adjecitve
  • considered normal, and having or using ideas, beliefs, etc. that are accepted by most people
  • noun
  • Prevailing current of thought

restaurant

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US / 'restrɒnt /

UK / ˈrɛstərənt, -təˌrɑnt /

A1
  • noun
  • Place where you can order, buy and eat a meal

square

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US / skweə(r) /

UK / skwɛr /

A2
  • adjecitve
  • Being fair or honest
  • Multiply a number by itself e.g. 2x2 or 6x6
  • noun
  • Shape with 4 equal length sides and 4 equal angles
  • The result of multiplying Length by the width
  • Open public area in the middle of the town
  • verb
  • To make something balance or be equal
  • To multiply a number by itself, e.g. 2x2 or 6x8
  • To straighten the edge to form a four-sided shape

winter

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US / ˈwɪntə(r) /

UK / ˈwɪntɚ /

A1
  • adjecitve
  • (Food) planted in fall and gathered next year
  • noun
  • Time or season of idleness or decay
  • Coldest season of the year
  • verb
  • To spend the cold months at a certain place

york

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US / jɔ:k /

UK / jɔrk /

A1
  • proper noun
  • A city in northern England, on the Ouse River; population 136,900 (est. 2009).
  • A commercial and industrial city in southeastern Pennsylvania; population 40,097 (est. 2008).
  • The southwestern tip of Hayes Peninsula, on Baffin Bay in Greenland. It served as a base for US expl

absolutely

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US / ˈæbsəlu:tli /

UK / ˈæbsəˌlutli, ˌæbsəˈlutli /

A2
  • adverb
  • Completely; totally; very

attract

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US / ə'trækt /

UK / əˈtrækt /

A2
  • verb
  • To make something move closer using magnetic force
  • To make someone notice and become interested in

enough

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US / ɪˈnʌf /

UK / ɪˈnʌf /

A1
  • adjecitve
  • Sufficient to answer the need
  • adverb
  • To a satisfactory degree
  • pronoun
  • Equal to what is needed; as much as required
  • Adequate number or amount

great

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US / ɡreɪt /

UK / ɡret /

A1
  • adjecitve
  • Very large in size
  • Very important
  • Very good; fantastic; wonderful
  • adverb
  • Very good; better than before
  • noun
  • Successful and well-admired person

kick

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US / kɪk /

UK / kɪk /

A2
  • noun
  • Feeling of enjoyment or excitement
  • verb
  • To hit or move something with the foot

mean

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US / mi:n /

UK / min /

A1
  • adjecitve
  • Being good at
  • Nasty; unkind
  • Not liking to spend money; cheap; stingy
  • noun
  • Average of a set of numbers
  • verb
  • To express a particular idea or thought
  • To intend to do something in particular
  • To have a particular meaning or value

offer

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US / 'ɒfə(r) /

UK / ˈɔfɚ, ˈɑfɚ /

A1
  • noun
  • Price you say you are willing to pay for something
  • Act of making a thing available to be accepted
  • verb
  • To suggest a price you are willing to pay
  • To give the opportunity to accept something
  • To say you are willing to do something
  • To give or say something as an act of worship

ticket

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US / 'tɪkɪt /

UK / ˈtɪkɪt /

A1
  • noun
  • Piece of paper allowing you enter or use something
  • Official paper showing something illegal was done
  • Printed paper showing a price, size or information
  • verb
  • To sell tickets for an event, journey or activity
  • To give paper to show someone had acted illegally

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

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

pool

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US / pu:l /

UK / pul /

A2
  • noun
  • Amount collected, e.g. money, for some purpose
  • Small body of still water
  • Game of hitting balls on a table with long sticks
  • Small area of water for swimming bound by walls
  • verb
  • (Of a liquid) to collect into a small area
  • To make a collection of (resources, money etc.)

poorly

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US / ˈpʊəli: /

UK / ˈpʊrli /

A1
  • adjecitve
  • Slightly ill; unwell
  • adverb
  • Badly; not enough; not sufficient

rename

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US / ˌri:ˈneɪm /

UK / ˌriːˈneɪm /

B1
  • verb
  • To change the name of something or someone

second

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US / 'sekənd /

UK / ˈsɛkənd /

A1
  • adjecitve
  • 2nd; the one following first
  • noun
  • Unit of time; one sixtieth of a minute
  • Short period of time that you wait for someone
  • (Do) soon
  • verb
  • To agree to support a proposal at a meeting

least

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US / li:st /

UK / list /

A1
  • adverb
  • In the smallest or lowest way
  • noun
  • Something that is of the lowest or smallest degree

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

she

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US / ʃɪ /

UK / ʃi /

A1
  • pronoun
  • Female person or animal mentioned before
  • (Refers to female person mentioned before)

certain

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US / ˈsə:tn /

UK / ˈsɚtn /

A1
  • adjecitve
  • Definite, fixed
  • Referring to an unspecified amount or quantity
  • Being sure about something; without doubt

day

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US / deɪ /

UK / de /

A1
  • noun
  • A period of 24 hours beginning at midnight
  • The period of time when it is light outside
  • Person's name

ever

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US / 'evə(r) /

UK / ˈɛvɚ /

A1
  • adverb
  • At any time; at all times in the future

point

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US / pɔɪnt /

UK / pɔɪnt /

A1
  • 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

revenue

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US / 'revənju: /

UK / ˈrevənju /

A2
  • noun
  • Money that is made by or paid to a business
  • Money a government collects from its 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

third

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US / θɜ:d /

UK / θɜ:rd /

A1
  • adjecitve
  • 3rd: Number after second

four

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US / fɔ:(r) /

UK / fɔr, for /

A1
  • number
  • 4

gross

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US / ɡrəʊs /

UK / ɡros /

B1
  • adjecitve
  • Nasty; ill-mannered; unappealing
  • noun
  • 144 of something; twelve dozen of something
  • Total sum of money earned before costs and taxes
  • Total weight of something including packaging
  • verb
  • To earn an amount of money before costs and taxes

here

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US / hɪə(r) /

UK / hɪr /

A1
  • adverb
  • In this place; at this location, position or time

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

small

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US / smɔ:l /

UK / smɔl /

A1
  • adjecitve
  • Little in size; not big
  • (Of letters) not written in capital letters
  • Being insignificant or minor
  • (Of a business) with few people or things; local
  • (Of voice) being soft and quiet
  • (Of a child) being young

try

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US / traɪ /

UK / traɪ /

A1
  • 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

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

gym

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US / dʒɪm /

UK / dʒɪm /

C2
  • noun
  • Physical education taught as a class in school
  • Building used for physical activities or sports

massive

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US / ˈmæsɪv /

UK / ˈmæsɪv /

B1
  • adjecitve
  • Very big; large; too big

race

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US / reɪs /

UK / res /

A2
  • noun
  • Speed contest between people, animals or vehicles
  • People who share physical features or culture
  • verb
  • To take part in a running or swimming competition
  • To move or go at a very fast pace
  • To take someone, something to a place very quickly

airspeed

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US / ˈeəspi:d /

UK / ˈerəspi:d /

C2
  • noun
  • Speed an aircraft is flying

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

itself

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US / ɪtˈself /

UK / ɪtˈsɛlf /

A1
  • pronoun
  • Referring to it

many

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US / 'menɪ /

UK / ˈmɛni /

A1
  • determiner
  • Used to refer a large number of things

sophie

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US / ˈsəʊfi /

UK / ˈsoʊfi /

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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

comfort

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US / 'kʌmfət /

UK / ˈkʌmfət /

A2
  • noun
  • Acts or words that reduce pain or sadness
  • State of being relaxed, warm or happy
  • verb
  • To try to make distressed person feel better

cruise

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US / kru:z /

UK / kruz /

B1
  • noun
  • A long vacation trip on a passenger boat
  • verb
  • To easily achieve
  • To travel by boat or car for leisure

realize

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US / 'ri:əlaɪz /

UK / ˈriəˌlaɪz /

A1
  • verb
  • To become aware of or understand mentally

sell

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US / sel /

UK / sɛl /

A1
  • verb
  • To exchange something for money
  • To persuade people to do, like or agree

rough

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US / rʌf /

UK / rʌf /

A2
  • adjecitve
  • Causing or involving violence, force, and harm
  • (Of situations) tough; difficult to get through
  • Being imprecise, inexact, and not detailed
  • Not gentle or not soft
  • Having an uneven or not smooth surface
  • Raw and natural
  • (Of sea weather etc.) not calm with strong winds
  • Involving or causing sudden, forceful movements
  • adverb
  • In a manner that is difficult, or violent
  • noun
  • Violent, loud, and unpleasant person
  • Incomplete drawing or draft done lacking detail
  • verb
  • To make something less smooth

sporting

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US / ˈspɔ:tɪŋ, ˈspəʊr- /

UK / ˈspɔrtɪŋ, ˈspor- /

C1
  • verb
  • to wear or be decorated with something
  • To wear, or show something off by wearing it
  • Generoursly

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

concern

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US / kənˈsɜ:n /

UK / kənˈsɚn /

A2
  • noun
  • Company, firm or business
  • Feeling of worry or anxiety
  • verb
  • To be about a particular topic
  • To have a direct impact on someone
  • To be responsible or mixed up in; to be involved
  • To feel worry or anxiety

tender

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US / 'tendə(r) /

UK / ˈtɛndɚ /

B2
  • adjecitve
  • Gentle; with great care or consideration
  • Feeling pain when an area of skin is touched
  • noun
  • A formal offer for something (e.g. some business)
  • verb
  • To formally offer something, usually in writing

separate

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US / 'sepəreɪt /

UK / 'sepəreɪt /

A2
  • adjecitve
  • Being different from or unrelated to another
  • verb
  • To divide two things by being in between them
  • To live away from your husband or wife
  • To move things away from each other

advertisement

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US / ədˈvɜ:tɪsmənt /

UK / ˌædvɚˈtaɪzmənt, ædˈvɚtɪs-, -tɪz- /

A2
  • noun
  • Poster, TV, film showing advantages of new product

ago

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US / əˈgəʊ /

UK / əˈgoʊ /

A1
  • adverb
  • At a specified length of time in the past

christen

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US / ˈkrɪsn /

UK / ˈkrɪsən /

B1
  • verb
  • To name to someone in a Christian ceremony

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

hotel

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US / həʊ'tel /

UK / hoˈtɛl /

A1
  • noun
  • Place where people can stay when traveling

huge

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US / hju:dʒ /

UK / hjudʒ /

A2
  • adjecitve
  • Very very large

install

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US / ɪnˈstɔ:l /

UK / ɪnˈstɔl /

A2
  • verb
  • To set up equipment so that it is ready to use
  • To place someone officially in a job position

section

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US / 'sekʃn /

UK / ˈsɛkʃən /

B1
  • noun
  • A part of a whole
  • Specific area or region within a larger place
  • Specific group of people from a larger group
  • Part of a book, newspaper, etc.
  • verb
  • To divide something into smaller parts

their

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US / ðɛː /

UK / ðer /

A1
  • determiner
  • Belonging to them

way

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US / weɪ /

UK / we /

A1
  • 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

room

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US / ru:m /

UK / rum, rʊm /

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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

take

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US / teɪk /

UK / tek /

A1
  • 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

build

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US / bɪld /

UK / bɪld /

A1
  • noun
  • Your physical shape; physique
  • verb
  • To establish e.g. a reputation, over time
  • To construct a house, office, factory

building

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US / ˈbɪldɪŋ /

UK / ˈbɪldɪŋ /

A1
  • 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

option

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US / 'ɒpʃn /

UK / ˈɑpʃən /

A2
  • noun
  • A choice
  • Right to buy or sell at a certain price and time

prove

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US / pru:v /

UK / pruv /

A2
  • verb
  • To demonstrate truth by providing evidence

work

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US / wɜ:k /

UK / wɚk /

A1
  • adjecitve
  • Activity completed in order to make money
  • noun
  • The product of some artistic or literary endeavor
  • Everything created by an author, artist, musician
  • Activity you do in order to make money
  • Place of employment
  • Final product or result of a some labor or effort
  • verb
  • To bring into a specific state of success
  • To be functioning properly, e.g. a car
  • To do your job in your company or workplace
  • To make an effort to do something
  • To operate a machine or device

between

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US / bɪˈtwi:n /

UK / bɪˈtwin /

A1
  • preposition
  • From one person, thing, or place, to another
  • In the space that separates two objects
  • Among two or more people who share something

everything

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US / 'evrɪθɪŋ /

UK / ˈɛvriˌθɪŋ /

A1
  • pronoun
  • All of the things mentioned

they

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US / ðeɪ /

UK / ðe /

A1
  • pronoun
  • Two or more people, animals, or things

volume

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US / ˈvɒlju:m /

UK / ˈvɑljum, -jəm /

A2
  • noun
  • Number or amount of something e.g. sales
  • Amount of space that something takes up
  • One book that is part of a set of books
  • Level of sound produced by radio or television

casino

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US / kəˈsi:nəʊ /

UK / kəˈsi:noʊ /

B2
  • noun
  • Establishment that hosts legalized gambling

movement

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US / ˈmu:vmənt /

UK / ˈmuvmənt /

A2
  • noun
  • Part of a piece of classical music
  • Group with a shared interest or goal
  • Group sharing the same idea to change society, art
  • Action you do when exercising, e.g. in a gym
  • Part of a piece of music

speed

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US / spi:d /

UK / spid /

A2
  • noun
  • How fast or slow something is or is done
  • verb
  • To move quickly when completing an action
  • To drive a vehicle faster than laws allow

human

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US / 'hju:mən /

UK / ˈhjumən /

A1
  • adjecitve
  • Concerning or characteristic of people
  • noun
  • A person; a man, woman or child

look

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US / lʊk /

UK / lʊk /

A1
  • 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

miss

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US / mɪs /

UK / mɪs /

A1
  • noun
  • Action of not hitting something or someone
  • Form of address to unmarried girl or woman
  • verb
  • To be absent
  • To fail to hit something e.g. a ball
  • To do without something
  • To fail to see or sense something
  • To fail to understand someone's message
  • To be too late to ride on something e.g. train
  • To feel you want to see someone who is not there

mall

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US / mɔ:l /

UK / mɔl, mæl /

B2
  • noun
  • Large public area often covered with grass
  • Large shopping center with many individual stores

regular

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US / ˈregjələ(r) /

UK / ˈrɛɡjəlɚ /

A2
  • adjecitve
  • Having an equal amount of space or time in between
  • Occurring or being done frequently
  • Being normal, usual, or average
  • noun
  • Customers who frequently visit a place
  • Soldier who has a permanent job in the army

queen

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US / kwi:n /

UK / kwin /

A2
  • adjecitve
  • Big, female insect that is capable of laying eggs
  • noun
  • Person's name
  • Playing card, with the image of a queen on it
  • Piece in chess has the most freedom of movement
  • Big, female insect that is capable of laying eggs
  • Female royal ruler; the wife of a king
  • Very successful woman who is the best at something

all

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US / ɔ:l /

UK / ɔl /

A1
  • adverb
  • Completely; totally
  • determiner
  • Being every one of something
  • pronoun
  • 100% of something; the complete amount

builder

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US / ˈbɪldə(r) /

UK / ˈbɪldɚ /

A1
  • noun
  • A person who makes buildings

engine

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US / 'endʒɪn /

UK / ˈɛndʒɪn /

A2
  • noun
  • Machine that changes energy into mechanical motion
  • The part of a train that pulls railway cars

everyone

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US / ˈevriwʌn /

UK / ˈɛvriˌwʌn /

A1
  • pronoun
  • Every person; everybody

fast

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US / fɑ:st /

UK / fæst /

A1
  • 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

historian

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US / hɪˈstɔ:riən /

UK / hɪˈstɔriən /

B1
  • noun
  • Someone who studies the course of history

propeller

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US / prəˈpelə(r) /

UK / prəˈpɛlɚ /

B2
  • noun
  • Device with blades that move a plane or boat

passenger

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US / 'pæsɪndʒə(r) /

UK / ˈpæsəndʒɚ /

A2
  • noun
  • Person who is traveling in a vehicle

remove

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US / rɪˈmu:v /

UK / rɪˈmuv /

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  • verb
  • To get rid of something completely
  • To make someone leave his or her job or position
  • To move, erase or take away from a place
  • To take something off (e.g. clothing)

vacation

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US / vəˈkeɪʃn /

UK / veˈkeʃən, və- /

A1
  • noun
  • Time off work used for relaxation or travel
  • verb
  • To take or spend time on holiday

atlantic

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US / æt'læntɪk /

UK / ætˈlæntɪk /

A1
  • adjecitve
  • Of the ocean between Africa and the Americas

change

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US / tʃeɪndʒ /

UK / tʃendʒ /

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  • noun
  • Exchange of one set of clothes for another
  • Money in the form of coins instead of paper
  • Money returned after giving too much
  • Act of making or becoming something else
  • verb
  • To exchange one set of clothes for another
  • To exchange one kind of money for another
  • To replace something with another thing
  • To make or become something else
  • To go from one train, bus, etc. and go to another

hold

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US / həʊld /

UK / hold /

A1
  • noun
  • Section of a ship or plane used for storing things
  • Influence or power held over someone
  • Place of support for hands or feet when climbing
  • verb
  • To agree to keep something for someone
  • To have the capacity to support/contain something
  • To control an area and protect it from attack
  • To not allow someone to leave a place
  • To cause an event to happen at a place or time
  • To use hands or arms to carry or keep something
  • To have a specific quality or property
  • To keep an image, belief or feeling in your mind
  • To have or own something
  • To wait before being able to talk on the phone
  • To limit the movement of someone in a sport

optimally

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US / /

UK / /

B2
  • adverb
  • In an optimal and most desirable way

sauna

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US / ˈsɔ:nə /

UK / ˈsɔnə, ˈsaʊ- /

B2
  • noun
  • Room in which hot steam is used to clean the body

show

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US / ʃəʊ /

UK / ʃo /

A1
  • noun
  • False display of love, emotion or action
  • An event for displaying or promoting goods
  • Play, opera or theater production
  • Presentation that is broadcast on TV or radio
  • verb
  • To be easily seen or displayed
  • To display your emotions or feelings
  • To let someone see something; display
  • To explain or teach how something is done
  • To lead someone somewhere; point them to something
  • To prove something to be true, correct
  • To reveal or allow something to be seen

space

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US / speɪs /

UK / spes /

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  • noun
  • Empty area kept for a specific reason, like a car
  • Empty area with nothing in it
  • Area in the sky where the stars are
  • Area between written words on a page
  • verb
  • To make a certain distance or time between

travel

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US / ˈtrævl /

UK / ˈtrævəl /

A1
  • noun
  • Going to other places, esp. distant places
  • verb
  • To go to a place that is far away

against

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US / əˈgenst /

UK / əˈɡenst /

A1
  • preposition
  • In physical contact with, as for support; next to
  • In opposition to; disagreeing with

compete

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US / kəmˈpi:t /

UK / kəmˈpit /

A2
  • verb
  • To try to beat others at something, e.g. a race

convert

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US / kən'vɜ:t /

UK / kənˈvɚt /

A2
  • noun
  • Person switching from one belief system to another
  • verb
  • To switch from a religion, belief etc. to another
  • To change form, character, or function to another

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

operate

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US / ˈɒpəreɪt /

UK / ˈɑ:pəreɪt /

A1
  • verb
  • To control or handle something, such as a machine
  • To control or manage something such as a business
  • To be working or being used
  • To perform surgery on someone

tall

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US / tɔ:l /

UK / tɔl /

A1
  • adjecitve
  • High in height

woolworth

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US / 'wʊlɪ /

UK / ˈwʊli /

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barrier

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US / 'bærɪə(r) /

UK / ˈbæriɚ /

B1
  • noun
  • Difficult situation preventing something happening
  • Structure or object that stops free movement

but

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US / bət /

UK / bʌt,bət /

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

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

give

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US / ɡɪv /

UK / ɡɪv /

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  • 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

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

single

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US / 'sɪŋɡl /

UK / ˈsɪŋɡəl /

A1
  • adjecitve
  • Being one only, without others
  • Only; merely
  • Not married or in a relationship
  • noun
  • One run in cricket or a hit baseball
  • An individual song from a CD or album
  • Person who is not married or in a relationship

not

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US / nɒt /

UK / nɑt /

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

size

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US / saɪz /

UK / saɪz /

A1
  • noun
  • How big or small a thing is
  • Standard measurements for clothing, shoes
  • verb
  • To make something to fit a particular measurement
  • To organize or group from small to large

themselves

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US / ðəmˈselvz /

UK / ðɛmˈsɛlvz, ðəm- /

A1
  • pronoun
  • Reflexive form of 'they'

become

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US / bɪ'kʌm /

UK / bɪˈkʌm /

A1
  • verb
  • To begin to be; grow to be; develop into
  • To be suitable for a particular job or role

internal

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US / inˈtə:nəl /

UK / ɪnˈtɚnəl /

B1
  • adjecitve
  • Being or happening in the body
  • Being, happening in a country, state, organization
  • Within or inside; interior; not external

pine

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US / paɪn /

UK / paɪn /

B1
  • noun
  • Tall pointed evergreen tree with needlelike leaves
  • verb
  • To feel sad because you miss someone

slow

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US / sləʊ /

UK / sloʊ /

A1
  • adjecitve
  • Lacking activity, busyness or excitement
  • (Clock) showing time earlier than the actual time
  • Having difficulty understanding simple things
  • Moving or happening without speed; not fast
  • verb
  • To move, with less speed than before
  • To move or go without much speed

tiny

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US / 'taɪnɪ /

UK / ˈtaɪni /

A2
  • adjecitve
  • Very, very small

announcement

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US / əˈnaʊnsmənt /

UK / əˈnaʊnsmənt /

A2
  • noun
  • Act of informing people about something publicly

calm

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US / kɑ:m /

UK / kɑm /

A2
  • adjecitve
  • Without wind or storm; quiet; peaceful
  • Relaxed and not worried or angry
  • verb
  • To make or become relaxed and not worried or angry

fuel

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US / 'fju:əl /

UK / ˈfjuəl /

A2
  • noun
  • Material used to produce heat or power when burned
  • verb
  • To give power to (a mob, anger, etc.); incite
  • To provide gas or petrol for something

transportation

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US / ˌtrænspɔ:ˈteɪʃn /

UK / ˌtrænspɔ:rˈteɪʃn /

B1
  • noun
  • Act of moving people or goods between places

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

compare

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US / kəm'peə(r) /

UK / kəmˈpɛr /

A1
  • verb
  • To consider how similar and different things are

liner

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US / ˈlaɪnə(r) /

UK / ˈlaɪnɚ /

B2
  • noun
  • Material used to cover the inside surface of

member

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US / ˈmembə(r) /

UK / ˈmɛmbɚ /

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  • noun
  • Part of the body of a human, animal
  • Person or thing belonging to a group or team

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

would

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US / wʊd /

UK / wʊd /

A1
  • other
  • Used to indicate something imagined
  • Used to ask or request something politely
  • Verb used to indicate possibility, request etc.
  • Used to indicate a preference
  • Used to indicate a reaction
  • Indicates something that occurred repeatedly
  • Used to indicate willingness or ability to do

airplane

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US / ˈeəpleɪn /

UK / ˈɛrˌplen /

B1
  • noun
  • A machine that flies through the air

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

round

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US / raʊnd /

UK / raʊnd /

A1
  • adjecitve
  • Being in the shape of a circle or ball
  • Consisting of curved and not straight lines
  • Somewhat fat or curved in physical appearance
  • Being a whole number, not a fraction, decimal
  • adverb
  • From beginning to end (e.g. of the year)
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  • One of the three-minute periods in boxing
  • Drinks bought by one person for a group
  • Series regular visits, routes, or stops at places
  • Single shot or bullet fired from a gun
  • An object with a circular shape
  • One stage in a series of games, e.g. football
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  • Fully; completely

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  • To succeed in doing good, usually by working hard

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  • Daughter of George VI who became the Queen of England and Northern Ireland in on the death of her fa
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  • Person's name

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  • Highest or most extreme level achieved
  • Round plastic disc on which music has been stored
  • History of a person's past actions or achievements
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  • To indicate a temperature, speed, etc.; register
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  • To put music, sounds onto a device to store it

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  • To transport goods by boat, truck or plane

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  • To burst or cause to burst into pieces

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  • Something expensive bought for pleasure
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  • Something useful, helpful but not always available

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  • Starting a new project; introducing new product
  • Act of firing rockets into the air
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  • To put a ship into the water for the first time

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  • Earth; the ground
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  • To obtain or get something that you wanted
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  • To cause to arrive in a specific place or state

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  • 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
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  • To do, be or happen for the first time; begin
  • To turn something on

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  • Being in a fortunate, good condition or state
  • Healthy and in good condition
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  • 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
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  • Long deep hole in the ground to get water
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  • To cause your eyes to fill with tears

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  • Used to show the purpose, or need of something

loren

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  • Italian film actress (born in )

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  • having finished using or doing something
  • adverb
  • From the beginning of something until the end
  • preposition
  • Over, in, across an entire thing or place
  • Allowing you to pass between, or to
  • By a particular way or process; by the use of

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  • 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
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  • To check speed at which music is performed
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  • To schedule something to occur at a specific moment

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  • A current of air moving approximately horizontally, especially one strong enough to be felt
  • Something that has influence
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  • If a road, path, or river winds, it follows a route that turns repeatedly in different directions
  • To turn or cause something to turn
  • To twist around something

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  • the financial, practical or moral value of somebody/something
  • having a particular value, especially in money

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  • To create electricity, heat, energy and power

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  • Strong hold on something; grip
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  • To buy something; to get by paying money for it

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  • Having a chemical state that is not easily changed
  • Reacting in an even way; having good mental health
  • In good condition, and not likely to deteriorate
  • noun
  • Group of racing horses that belong to one owner
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  • To put horses in a stable

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  • Having a lot of money or valuable possessions
  • Containing a lot of exciting events or experiences and therefore very interesting
  • (of a color, sound, smell, etc.) Pleasantly deep or strong
  • If food is rich, it contains a large amount of oil, butter, eggs, or cream.

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  • Feeling regret or sympathy about wrong thing

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  • Friendly, sincere and kind to others
  • Being friendly or sincere
  • Slightly hot; not very hot
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  • To become more friendly or to like something
  • To make something hotter

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  • Clear liquid that forms the seas, rivers and rain
  • Large area such as an ocean or sea
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  • (Mouth) to become wet at the thought of nice food
  • To pour liquids onto a plant to keep it alive

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  • To make a journey regularly between work and home

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  • Legally correct; having enough evidence
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  • Almost; nearly
  • Exactly at the time of
  • Exactly (the same as, like)

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  • A burden; heavy responsibility
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  • To put in items for use (e.g. bullets in a gun)

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  • 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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  • Introduction to Video Content
  • How Did Cruise Ships Become So Big?Cruise ships have become massive vessels, capable of accommodating thousands of passengers and crew members. The largest cruise ship to ever dock in New York City is the MSC Meraviglia, which was built in Saint-Nazaire, France, and has been in service since 2017. It is equipped with numerous amenities, including a water park, a rope course, a spa, a mall, an arcade, a bowling alley, a casino, a gym, two theaters, five pools, nine restaurants, 23 bars, and spans across 19 floors. With a capacity to hold 5,655 passengers and 1,536 crew members, cruise ships are the largest passenger vessels ever constructed. However, their appearance differs greatly from the big transatlantic ships of the past. In order to understand how cruise ships have evolved, it is essential to explore the history of ocean liners. Before the advent of cruise ships, ocean liners were the largest ships on Earth and were solely built for transportation purposes. With air travel still in its infancy, ocean liners provided the only viable option for long-distance journeys. Advertisements from the golden era of ocean liners highlighted their speed and luxurious accommodations, although crossing the Atlantic during winter months could be a difficult and uncomfortable experience. To counter this, ocean liners, such as the RMS Aquitania, aimed to replicate the amenities and opulence of life on land within the ship itself. This approach set the foundation for the development of cruise ships, which would ultimately become floating resorts with numerous entertainment options and facilities. In essence, the transformation of ship design and purpose occurred as a response to changing transportation needs and the desire to offer a more enjoyable and luxurious travel experience for passengers.
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  • In the world of boats, there are little boats and bigger boats.
  • And then there are the really big boats.
  • This is a cruise ship, the MSC Meraviglia, built in Saint-Nazaire, France, in service since 2017, and christened by Sophie Loren.
  • It is the, sorry, she is the biggest cruise ship to have ever docked in New York City.
  • There's a water park, a rope course, a spa, a mall, an arcade, a bowling alley, a casino, a gym, two theaters, five pools, nine restaurants, 23 bars, 19 floors, and enough room for 5,655 passengers and 1,536 crew members.
  • Cruise ships are the biggest passenger vessels that humans have ever built.
  • They can fit a small town's worth of people into a single vehicle.
  • But they have a certain look to them, far from the look of the big transatlantic ships of a hundred years ago.
  • So how did the biggest ships we build wind up looking like this?
  • Before cruise ships, the biggest ships on Earth were ocean liners, built for one purpose, to take you somewhere.
  • In the golden days of ocean travel, before the airplane, people had no choice.
  • They had to use ships.
  • That's Peter Canigo.
  • He's a cruise journalist and ocean liner historian.
  • Advertisements from this golden era of ocean liners boasted their speed across the Atlantic and their luxurious comfort, which given the conditions on the open ocean, wasn't always easy to achieve.
  • If it's February and you're crossing the Atlantic, you're going to be absolutely miserable.
  • And the last thing you want to do is realize that you're on a ship.
  • What they used to do at the turn of the 20th century, they would design at least the first class part of ships to look like great palatial hotels or even palaces themselves.
  • Ocean liners like this one, the RMS Aquitania, tried to replicate all the amenities of life on land.
  • There were restaurants, smoking rooms, gardens, and a massive lounge with painted ceilings.
  • For the first class passengers, at least all of the comforts of a city, but at sea.
  • There was a picture of the Aquitania lined up against what was then the world's tallest building, the Woolworth building.
  • And the Aquitania was longer and taller than the Woolworth building.
  • And that was their way of saying, this is like literally a floating city at sea, just to inspire the confidence of passengers.
  • But the rise of air travel meant that ships stopped being the only way to cross oceans.
  • And by the 1960s, ocean liners were slowly becoming obsolete.
  • As ocean liner companies struggled to sell tickets, they tried something different.
  • No longer do liners even attempt to compete with airspeed.
  • Now the word is luxury, a vacation at sea.
  • They continued transatlantic service in the Northern Hemisphere's summer months.
  • But in the winter months, more companies started offering leisure trips to warmer regions.
  • And they started advertising ocean travel differently, from selling transportation to selling a vacation.
  • The cruise ship was born.
  • But they got off to a slow start.
  • They didn't really take off until the TV show The Love Boat, which exploded the idea of cruising.
  • It wasn't just something that your rich grandmother did and made cruising something for the mainstream.
  • But as cruises started to become mainstream, ocean liners had a problem.
  • They were designed to go fast and consumed a lot of fuel.
  • They sat low in the water, which kept them stable in rough seas, but meant they could only access ports with deep harbors.
  • They had separate sections for first, second, and third class, but that left a lot of passengers without access to amenities and limited everyone's freedom of movement throughout the ship.
  • And compared to the full-time cruise ships of the time, ocean liners were huge, so they'd have to attract a lot of vacationers to be profitable.
  • Everything that had made ocean liners optimally designed for commuting quickly through rough waters made them poorly fit for vacationing slowly through calm ones.
  • As sea travel continued to dwindle, even the largest ocean liner in the world, the SS France, couldn't generate enough revenue to operate, and it sat idle for years.
  • Until 1979, when Norwegian Caribbean Lines purchased it and made an announcement that shocked the industry.
  • They were going to convert the France into a full-time cruise ship.
  • Since speed was no longer a concern, they shut down one engine room and removed two of the four propellers.
  • To get passengers to islands without deep ports, they installed tenders — these are smaller ships that ferried passengers to shore.
  • To open up amenities to all passengers, they took out the barriers between class sections.
  • And to attract enough vacationers, they loaded the ship with a massive roster of entertainment options.
  • There are sporting facilities and shopping centers, a cinema, bars, a multi-confession church, saunas, kindergarten, party games, educational courses, libraries, charades.
  • The ship began service in 1980, renamed the SS Norway, where other ships made three to four stops in a week-long cruise, the Norway only made two.
  • They weren't advertising a cruise to a destination.
  • The ship was the destination itself.
  • The Norway proved that size worked for cruise ships, and it kicked off a race to build bigger and bigger ships that changed the look of cruise ships forever.
  • To fit more cabins and amenities, those superstructures — that's all of this that rises above the deck — became taller, which hid the once-prominent smokestacks.
  • The smokestacks, because the ships are so tall, the funnels are these tiny little afterthoughts.
  • To fit even more cabins and amenities, superstructures became wider, which shortened the bow.
  • That's this forward part of the ship.
  • There is no space where there's just an open deck where Jack and Rose can go stand and say they're king of the world or whatever.
  • That's all gone.
  • The bow didn't need to be long and pointed to cut through intense waves like on transatlantic liners, so builders rounded them out, giving even more square footage for amenities.
  • When the Norway began service in 1980, it was the biggest operating passenger ship in the world, with an internal volume of over 70,000 gross tons.
  • But the ships built over the following decades make the Norway look tiny, and even make once-legendary ocean liners look small.
  • The ship that held the record for so many years was the Queen Elizabeth of 1940.
  • She was 83,000 tons.
  • People said they will never build a ship that big again.
  • Well, now the new Royal Caribbean ships are literally three times the size.
  • When this ship, the icon of the seas, launches in 2024, it'll be all the way up here, with a volume of over 250,000 gross tons.
  • That elegance of design is missing, I think, on a lot of the big new ships.
  • It's just the way things go, and we all miss what came before and pine on, and I'm sure people in 50 or 100 years from now will pine on about how great-looking the ships were back in the 2020s.
  • There are over 320 cruise ships sailing around the world right now.
  • But there's only one ocean liner left.
  • The Queen Mary II. Also built in Saint-Nazaire, France, in service since 2004, and christened by Elizabeth II.
  • Still in regular service from Southampton to New York City.