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Residents locked in bitter feud with council over new heritage restrictions | A Current Affair

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US / kənˈsʌlt /

UK / kənˈsʌlt /

A2
  • verb
  • To ask the advice, opinion of a (paid) specialist
  • To discuss something to make a decision
  • To look at a book or map for information

council

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US / 'kaʊnsl /

UK / ˈkaʊnsəl /

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  • noun
  • Group chosen to make decisions about something

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

homeowner

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US / ˈhəʊməʊnə(r) /

UK / ˈhomˌonɚ /

C2
  • noun
  • Someone who owns a home

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

basic

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US / 'beɪsɪk /

UK / ˈbesɪk /

A1
  • adjecitve
  • At the most important or easiest (beginner) level

area

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US / 'eərɪə /

UK / ˈɛriə /

A1
  • noun
  • Amount of measured space
  • A specific section or space; part of a region
  • A subject or field of study

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

input

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US / ˈɪnpʊt /

UK / ˈɪnˌpʊt /

A2
  • noun
  • Advice or ideas that someone provides
  • verb
  • To put in information, advice or opinions

normal

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US / 'nɔ:ml /

UK / ˈnɔrməl /

A1
  • adjecitve
  • Standard or regular way of doing something
  • Having standard mental or physical ability, health

past

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US / pɑ:st /

UK / pæst /

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  • No longer current or new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

side

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US / saɪd /

UK / saɪd /

A1
  • adjecitve
  • In addition to the central or most important thing
  • Next to, or very close to, the right or left of
  • noun
  • Position or opinion that is opposite to another
  • Right or left part of a person's body
  • Feature of someone's personality
  • Straight edge of an object
  • One of two or more groups fighting each other
  • verb
  • To decide to agree with one point, not the other

too

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US / tu: /

UK / tu /

A1
  • adverb
  • In addition, also; with emphasis
  • Say that something is more than you want

after

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US / 'ɑ:ftə(r) /

UK / ˈæftɚ /

A1
  • adverb
  • Later than another time, or behind something
  • conjunction
  • Following something before
  • preposition
  • When an event happened or time has passed

chairperson

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US / ˈtʃeəpɜ:sn /

UK / ˈtʃerpɜ:rsn /

B1
  • noun
  • The person in charge of a meeting

expense

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US / ɪk'spens /

UK / ɪkˈspɛns /

B1
  • noun
  • Money you have to pay to do part of your job
  • Paying money for something (big)
  • When resources e.g. time is used to do something

itself

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US / ɪtˈself /

UK / ɪtˈsɛlf /

A1
  • pronoun
  • Referring to it

lay

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US / leɪ /

UK / le /

A2
  • adjecitve
  • Amateur; not being a trained priest
  • verb
  • To place a bet on a game outcome
  • (Of a bird, etc.) to produce eggs from its body
  • To put or set something down in a flat position
  • To set out things on (table) to prepare for a meal

infuriate

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US / ɪnˈfjʊərieɪt /

UK / ɪnˈfjʊrieɪt /

C1
  • verb
  • To cause to get extremely angry or furious

should

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US / ʃʊd /

UK / ʃʊd /

A1
  • other
  • Used to indicate what is proper or reasonable

temporary

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US / ˈtemprəri /

UK / 'tempəreri /

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  • adjecitve
  • Continuing for a limited time; not permanent

actually

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US / ˈæktʃuəli /

UK / ˈæktʃuəli /

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

sell

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US / sel /

UK / sɛl /

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

speak

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US / spi:k /

UK / spik /

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

walk

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US / wɔ:k /

UK / wɔk /

A1
  • noun
  • Journey on foot done for pleasure or exercise
  • verb
  • To move with your legs at a slowish pace

here

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US / hɪə(r) /

UK / hɪr /

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

housing

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US / ˈhaʊzɪŋ /

UK / ˈhaʊzɪŋ /

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

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

stuck

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US / stʌk /

UK / stʌk /

A2
  • adjecitve
  • Not able to move
  • verb
  • To push a sharp or pointed object into something
  • To join together using glue or paste
  • To remain in one place or position for a long time

banding

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US / ˈbændɪŋ /

UK / ˈbændɪŋ /

B1
  • adjecitve
  • Identified with a stripe of material
  • noun
  • A stripe of material going around something
  • verb
  • To come together to work on a project
  • To tie things together using string or rope

beautiful

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US / 'bju:tɪfl /

UK / ˈbjutəfəl /

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  • adjecitve
  • Having dome something well
  • Being very attractive or appealing physically

minor

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US / 'maɪnə(r) /

UK / ˈmaɪnɚ /

B1
  • adjecitve
  • Not so large in size; not important or valuable
  • An interval a half tone smaller than its major
  • noun
  • Subject studied in college, but not the main one
  • Someone too young to be legally responsible

inside

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US / ˌɪn'saɪd /

UK / ɪnˈsaɪd, ˈɪnˌsaɪd /

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  • adjecitve
  • Being in something
  • Being in a building
  • adverb
  • Into a house; indoors
  • noun
  • Inner part or surface of something

million

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US / ˈmɪljən /

UK / ˈmɪljən /

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  • number
  • 1,000,000

restriction

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US / rɪˈstrɪkʃn /

UK / rɪˈstrɪkʃən /

A2
  • noun
  • Law or rule that controls or limits something

annoy

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US / əˈnɔɪ /

UK / əˈnɔɪ /

A1
  • verb
  • To make someone angry

government

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US / ˈgʌvənmənt /

UK / ˈɡʌvənmənt /

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  • noun
  • Group of people and system that rule a nation

his

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US / hɪz /

UK / hɪz /

A1
  • pronoun
  • Something belonging to a male person

riley

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US / bɪˈwɪldəmənt /

UK / bɪˈwɪldərmənt /

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process

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US / prə'ses /

UK / ˈprɑsˌɛs, ˈproˌsɛs /

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  • noun
  • Dealing with official forms in the way required
  • Set of changes that occur slowly and naturally
  • verb
  • To organize and use data in a computer
  • To deal with official forms in the way required
  • To prepare by treating something in a certain way
  • To adopt a set of actions that produce a result
  • To convert by putting something through a machine

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

affair

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US / ə'feə(r) /

UK / əˈfɛr /

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  • noun
  • Secret sexual relationship between two people
  • Event or a set of events, often unpleasant ones

community

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US / kə'mju:nətɪ /

UK / kəˈmjunɪti /

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

see

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US / si: /

UK / si /

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

waste

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US / weɪst /

UK / west /

A2
  • noun
  • Materials left over after a process has finished
  • verb
  • To kill or severely harm someone
  • To use valuable things ineffectively

kitchen

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US / ˈkɪtʃɪn /

UK / ˈkɪtʃən /

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  • noun
  • Place where food is cooked

review

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US / rɪˈvju: /

UK / rɪˈvju /

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  • noun
  • Examination of soldiers and supplies
  • Opinion, as in a paper, about movie, book, or play
  • Studying again to remind yourself about something
  • verb
  • To carefully look at the quality of something
  • To formally examine something in the military
  • To write an opinion about movie, book, or play
  • To study again to remind yourself about something

whatsoever

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US / ˌwɒtsəʊ'evə /

UK / ˌhwɑtsoˈɛvɚ,ˌhwʌt-,ˌwɑt,ˌwʌt- /

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  • determiner
  • Used to add emphasis to an idea being expressed

group

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US / ɡru:p /

UK / ɡrup /

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

month

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US / mʌnθ /

UK / mʌnθ /

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

protect

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US / prə'tekt /

UK / prəˈtɛkt /

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  • verb
  • To defend someone or something from harm or danger

almost

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US / 'ɔ:lməʊst /

UK / ˈɔlˌmost, ɔlˈmost /

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  • adverb
  • Only a little less than, nearly, not quite

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

initially

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US / ɪˈnɪʃəli /

UK / ɪˈnɪʃəli /

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  • adverb
  • At first; originally

plan

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US / plæn /

UK / plæn /

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

without

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US / wɪˈðaʊt /

UK / wɪðˈaʊt, wɪθ- /

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  • preposition
  • Not with; not having

could

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US / kəd /

UK / kʊd /

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

foot

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US / fʊt /

UK / fʊt /

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  • noun
  • Base of something such as a mountain or vase
  • Length of 12 inches or about 25 cm
  • Lowest part of the leg we use to stand on

heartbreak

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US / ˈhɑ:tbreɪk /

UK / ˈhɑ:rtbreɪk /

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  • noun
  • Great sorrow caused by e.g. death of loved one

know

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US / nəʊ /

UK / noʊ /

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

scared

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US / skeəd /

UK / skerd /

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  • adjecitve
  • Frightened, afraid
  • verb
  • To become frightened
  • To make someone feel frightened or worried

fall

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US / fɔ:l /

UK / fɔl /

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  • noun
  • Season after summer and before winter; Autumn
  • A drop in amount; decrease
  • Dropping from a standing position to the ground
  • verb
  • To drop in amount; to decrease
  • To come down from a higher position suddenly
  • To go from standing to the ground, by accident

ruin

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US / 'ru:ɪn /

UK / ˈruɪn /

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  • verb
  • To damage or completely destroy something
  • To cause someone to lose their money or status
  • noun
  • Remains of a building that has been destroyed

blindside

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US / ˈblaɪndsaɪd /

UK / ˈblaɪndsaɪd /

C2
  • verb
  • An attack or hit on the side the other cannot see

bedroom

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US / ˈbedru:m /

UK / ˈbɛdˌrum, -ˌrʊm /

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  • noun
  • Room with a bed, for sleeping in

demolition

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US / ˌdemə'lɪʃn /

UK / ˌdɛməˈlɪʃən, ˌdimə- /

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  • noun
  • Act or state of being destroyed or torn down

install

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US / ɪnˈstɔ:l /

UK / ɪnˈstɔl /

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

move

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US / mu:v /

UK / muv /

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

their

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US / ðɛː /

UK / ðer /

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  • 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

all

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US / ɔ:l /

UK / ɔl /

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

builder

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US / ˈbɪldə(r) /

UK / ˈbɪldɚ /

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  • noun
  • A person who makes buildings

everyone

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US / ˈevriwʌn /

UK / ˈɛvriˌwʌn /

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  • pronoun
  • Every person; everybody

roof

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US / ru:f /

UK / ruf,rʊf /

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  • noun
  • Top of the inside a tunnel, cave, mouth etc.
  • Cover or top of a building or car
  • verb
  • To place a cover or top onto a building, 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)

worker

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US / ˈwɜ:kə(r) /

UK / ˈwɜ:rkə(r) /

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  • noun
  • Person who works

daughter

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US / ˈdɔ:tə(r) /

UK / ˈdɔtɚ /

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

list

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US / lɪst /

UK / lɪst /

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

mail

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US / meɪl /

UK / mel /

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  • noun
  • Soldier's coat of linked chains, worn long ago
  • Sending, collecting, and delivering letters
  • A letter, package or email
  • verb
  • To send a letter or email

oppose

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US / əˈpəʊz /

UK / əˈpoʊz /

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  • verb
  • To fight against someone in a contest or game

pretty

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US / 'prɪtɪ /

UK / ˈprɪti /

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  • adjecitve
  • Being attractive to the eye in a simple way
  • adverb
  • Very; to a great degree

rob

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US / rɒb /

UK / rɑb /

A2
  • noun
  • Person's name
  • verb
  • To steal money or property from (bank or person)
  • To prevent from getting something deserved

everything

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US / 'evrɪθɪŋ /

UK / ˈɛvriˌθɪŋ /

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  • pronoun
  • All of the things mentioned

they

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US / ðeɪ /

UK / ðe /

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

approve

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US / əˈpru:v /

UK / əˈpruv /

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

believe

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US / bɪ'li:v /

UK / bɪˈliv /

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  • verb
  • To think or accept that something is true
  • To have a particular opinion about something

encourage

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US / ɪn'kʌrɪdʒ /

UK / ɛnˈkɚrɪdʒ, -ˈkʌr- /

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

look

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US / lʊk /

UK / lʊk /

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

pay

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US / peɪ /

UK / pe /

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

tap

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US / tæp /

UK / tæp /

A2
  • noun
  • Faucet; the place you can get water from a pipe
  • Light hit, generally one that makes a sound
  • verb
  • To access a liquid (e.g. in a tree) through a hole
  • To move feet/fingers to make light regular sounds
  • To spy one someone electronically
  • To hit something or someone lightly
  • To remove from an object e.g. oil from the ground

build

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US / bɪld /

UK / bɪld /

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

committee

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US / kəˈmɪti /

UK / kəˈmɪti /

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  • noun
  • Group of people who do or decide something

heavy

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US / 'hevɪ /

UK / ˈhɛvi /

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  • adjecitve
  • Greater in amount, degree, or severity than usual
  • Involving serious or strong emotions
  • Having a lot of weight

option

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US / 'ɒpʃn /

UK / ˈɑpʃən /

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

vote

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US / vəʊt /

UK / vot /

A2
  • noun
  • Act of deciding who to choose in an election
  • verb
  • To make a choice for or against, as in an election

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

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

show

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US / ʃəʊ /

UK / ʃo /

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  • 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 /

A1
  • 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

add

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US / æd /

UK / æd /

A1
  • verb
  • To include as well
  • To put two things or numbers together, e.g. 2+2

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

update

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US / ˌʌpˈdeɪt /

UK / ʌpˈdet /

B1
  • noun
  • Addition of a current version of something
  • New information or data to make more current
  • verb
  • To download the latest version of software
  • To make more current or modern

place

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US / pleɪs /

UK / ples /

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

own

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US / əʊn /

UK / on /

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

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

claim

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US / kleɪm /

UK / klem /

A2
  • noun
  • Demand for something that is believed to be due
  • Something said to be true when others don't agree
  • verb
  • To demand something that is believed to be due
  • To cause someone's life to come to an end
  • To say something is true when others may not agree

hit

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US / hɪt /

UK / hɪt /

A1
  • noun
  • A planned killing, usually for money
  • Song, movie etc. that is successful
  • When someone strikes someone or something
  • Time when a player makes contact with the ball
  • Time when a website is accessed
  • verb
  • To have a negative impact on a person/place/thing
  • To press something, such as a button or switch
  • To suddenly realize the importance of something
  • To move your hand, a bat, etc. against with force
  • To fight, attack or damage something or someone
  • To arrive at a specific place, level, or goal
  • To make contact with the ball in a game or sport

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

tell

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US / tel /

UK / tɛl /

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

tile

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US / taɪl /

UK / taɪl /

B1
  • noun
  • Squares of hard material to cover floor/roof/wall

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

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)

brian

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US / ˌsɪnsɪ'nætɪ /

UK / ˌsɪnsɪ'nætɪ /

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current

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US / 'kʌrənt /

UK / ˈkɚrənt, ˈkʌr- /

A2
  • adjecitve
  • Happening or being in the present time
  • noun
  • Electricity flowing through wires
  • Movement of water in a river, or air in the sky

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

empathy

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US / ˈempəθi /

UK / ˈɛmpəθi /

B2
  • noun
  • Understanding how other people feel/suffer

impact

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US / 'ɪmpækt /

UK / ˈɪmˌpækt /

A2
  • noun
  • A striking effect or result to hit with force
  • Very strong influence
  • Act or force of one thing hitting something else
  • verb
  • To hit or strike someone or something with force

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

petition

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US / pə'tɪʃn /

UK / pəˈtɪʃən /

B1
  • noun
  • Request to an authority to change something
  • verb
  • To request an authority to make a change

site

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US / saɪt /

UK / saɪt /

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

that

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US / ðæt /

UK / ðæt, ðət /

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

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

annual

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US / ˈænjuəl /

UK / ˈænjuəl /

A2
  • adjecitve
  • Happening once a year, or every year
  • noun
  • Book (in a series) released each year

expand

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US / ɪk'spænd /

UK / ɪkˈspænd /

A2
  • verb
  • To make something larger in size, number, amount

mayor

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US / meə(r) /

UK / ˈmeɪər /

B1
  • noun
  • Head of a town or city government

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

overturn

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US / ˌəʊvə'tɜ:n /

UK / ˌovɚˈtɚn /

C1
  • noun
  • Improbable and unexpected victory
  • verb
  • To reverse a decision
  • To cause an object to turn over

partner

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US / 'pɑ:tnə(r) /

UK / ˈpɑrtnɚ /

A2
  • noun
  • One you have a business/personal relationship with
  • Someone you have personal relationship with
  • verb
  • To join with others for work or other activity

require

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US / rɪ'kwaɪə(r) /

UK / rɪˈkwaɪr /

A2
  • verb
  • To demand that someone does something
  • To need to do something, to make it necessary

family

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US / 'fæməlɪ /

UK / ˈfæmli /

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

hunter

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US / ˈhʌntə(r) /

UK / ˈhʌntɚ /

A2
  • noun
  • Someone who hunts animals to kill them
  • Person's name

include

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US / ɪnˈklu:d /

UK / ɪnˈklud /

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

step

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US / step /

UK / stɛp /

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

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

suppose

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US / sə'pəʊz /

UK / səˈpoʊz /

A2
  • conjunction
  • What if
  • verb
  • To imagine or guess what might happen

dilapidate

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US / /

UK / /

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essentially

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US / ɪˈsenʃəli /

UK / ɪˈsenʃəli /

A2
  • adverb
  • Basically; (said when stating the basic facts)

house

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US / haʊs /

UK / haʊs /

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

touch

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US / tʌtʃ /

UK / tʌtʃ /

A1
  • noun
  • Certain way of doing that makes something special
  • A small amount of something
  • Feeling of a surface
  • verb
  • To affect feelings, especially by causing sympathy
  • To be next to each other with no space between
  • To get involved with (used in negative)
  • To feel an object with your fingers, etc.

city

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US / 'sɪtɪ /

UK / ˈsɪti /

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

forewarn

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US / fɔːˈwɔːn /

UK / fɔːrˈwɔːrn /

C2
  • verb
  • To warn or give early warning in advance

yeah

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US / jeə /

UK / ˈjɛə, ˈjæə, jɛ- /

A1
  • exclamation
  • Another way of saying 'yes'

and

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US / ənd /

UK / ənd, ən,ænd /

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

estate

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US / ɪˈsteɪt /

UK / ɪˈstet /

A2
  • noun
  • A large piece of land, usually with a large house
  • Group of houses all built at the same time

lot

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US / lɒt /

UK / lɑt /

A1
  • 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

money

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US / 'mʌnɪ /

UK / ˈmʌni /

A1
  • noun
  • Coins or notes we use to pay for things

until

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US / ənˈtɪl /

UK / ʌnˈtɪl /

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

steve

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US / ˈstɜ:nəm /

UK / ˈstɜ:rnəm /

A1

any

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US / 'enɪ /

UK / ˈɛni /

A1
  • adjecitve
  • One, or some, no matter which
  • pronoun
  • One (thing) of many; some

capsule

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US / 'kæpsju:l /

UK / ˈkæpsul /

B2
  • adjecitve
  • Modifier a small version, with only key items
  • noun
  • Tube-shaped plastic casing filled with medicine
  • Part of a space craft where people live and work

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

local

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US / ˈləʊkl /

UK / ˈloʊkl /

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

think

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US / θɪŋk /

UK / θɪŋk /

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

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

kent

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US / kɛnt /

UK / kɛnt /

A1
  • other
  • A county in southeastern England on the English Channel; formerly an Anglo-Saxon kingdom, it was the

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

centre

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US / ˈsentə(r) /

UK / ˈsɛntɚ /

A1
  • noun
  • Community place people go health or social reasons
  • Place in the middle of something
  • Person or thing that is attracting attention
  • verb
  • To place a focus on something

from

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US / frəm /

UK / frʌm, frɑm,frəm /

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

modest

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US / ˈmɒdɪst /

UK / ˈmɑdɪst /

B1
  • adjecitve
  • Not large in amount, size, etc.; moderate
  • Not being very large or great, as in effect
  • Being very proper in dress, manner, and thought

out

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US / aʊt /

UK / aʊt /

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

over

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US / 'əʊvə(r) /

UK / ˈovɚ /

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

approval

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US / əˈpru:vl /

UK / əˈpruvəl /

A2
  • noun
  • Agreement that person/thing is acceptable
  • Positive opinion of something or someone

chair

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US / tʃeə(r) /

UK / tʃer /

A1
  • noun
  • A person in charge of an official meeting
  • A piece of furniture you sit on
  • verb
  • To be in charge of a meeting or department

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

modification

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US / ˌmɒdɪfɪˈkeɪʃn /

UK / mɒdɪfɪˈkeɪʃ(ə) /

B1
  • noun
  • A small change to a machine, system, or plan

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

zoning

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US / ˈzəʊnɪŋ /

UK / ˈzonɪŋ /

B1
  • noun
  • Dividing an area for specific use
  • verb
  • To designate an area for a particular use

another

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US / əˈnʌðə(r) /

UK / əˈnʌðɚ /

A1
  • adjecitve
  • One more, but not this
  • determiner
  • One more added
  • pronoun
  • One more (thing)

bathroom

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US / ˈbɑ:θru:m /

UK / ˈbæθru:m /

B1
  • noun
  • Room where you take a bath or go to the toilet

cottage

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US / ˈkɒtɪdʒ /

UK / ˈkɑtɪdʒ /

A2
  • noun
  • Small house in the country

taylor

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US / ˈteilə /

UK / ˈtelɚ /

A1
  • proper noun
  • A city in southeastern Michigan, southwest of Detroit; population 60,619 (est. 2008).

direct

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US / də'rekt /

UK / dɪˈrɛkt, daɪ- /

A2
  • adverb
  • Coming straight from something
  • verb
  • To tell someone in a very clear way to do something
  • To show the way by conducting or leading
  • To control the acting in a movie or play

hang

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US / hæŋ /

UK / hæŋ /

A2
  • verb
  • To attach a picture, photograph etc. onto a wall
  • To float, move softly, or remain in the air
  • To kill by putting a rope around neck and dropping
  • To remain undecided, unsolved or unclear

meet

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US / mi:t /

UK / mit /

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

resident

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US / ˈrezɪdənt /

UK / ˈrɛzɪdənt, -ˌdɛnt /

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

front

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US / frʌnt /

UK / frʌnt /

A1
  • adjecitve
  • Opposite of back; the forward part of an object
  • noun
  • Behavior not showing a person's true feelings
  • Area where fighting in a war is happening
  • Place where air of different temperatures meets
  • verb
  • To have the forward part facing something
  • To lead a group of people, usually a band

only

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US / ˈəunli /

UK / ˈonli /

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

privilege

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US / 'prɪvəlɪdʒ /

UK / ˈprɪvəlɪdʒ, ˈprɪvlɪdʒ /

B1
  • noun
  • Advantage or right given to only certain people
  • verb
  • To give advantages to some people not others

measure

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US / ˈmeʒə(r) /

UK / ˈmɛʒɚ /

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

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

south

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US / saʊθ /

UK / saʊθ /

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

credit

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US / 'kredɪt /

UK / ˈkrɛdɪt /

A2
  • adjecitve
  • Having a positive amount of money
  • noun
  • System to buy something and pay for it later
  • Points earned instead of money
  • Quality of having a good reputation for a reason
  • Points earned towards a university degree
  • verb
  • To add a certain amount of money to a total
  • To recognize someone's achievements or help

freeze

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US / fri:z /

UK / friz /

A2
  • noun
  • Sudden stop to prevent increase or decreases
  • Period of very cold weather under zero degrees
  • verb
  • To harden to a solid below zero degrees
  • To store an item of food in a cold place
  • To make someone to not want to communicate
  • To stop moving and be still; stay the same

represent

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US / ˌreprɪ'zent /

UK / ˌrɛprɪˈzɛnt /

A2
  • verb
  • To depict art objects, figures, scenes; to portray
  • To show or describe something in a particular way
  • To act on behalf of others in government
  • To act or speak for another person or other people

support

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US / səˈpɔ:t /

UK / səˈpɔrt, -ˈport /

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

shack

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US / ʃæk /

UK / ʃæk /

B2
  • noun
  • Small often wooden building that is not well made

renewal

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US / rɪˈnju:əl /

UK / rɪˈnu:əl /

B1
  • noun
  • Action of making something more modern or like new

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

dream

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US / dri:m /

UK / drim /

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

prevent

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US / prɪ'vent /

UK / prɪˈvɛnt /

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  • verb
  • To stop something from happening or existing

same

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US / seɪm /

UK / sem /

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  • adjecitve
  • Being equal in quality and amount
  • Identical; not different
  • Not changing; constant

suburban

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US / səˈbɜ:bən /

UK / səˈbɜ:rbən /

B1
  • adjecitve
  • Of residential areas outside a city

tiny

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US / 'taɪnɪ /

UK / ˈtaɪni /

A2
  • adjecitve
  • Very, very small

register

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US / 'redʒɪstə(r) /

UK / ˈrɛdʒɪstɚ /

A2
  • noun
  • Till; machine used add up things you buy
  • Range of notes of a person's (singing) voice
  • verb
  • To record your name on an official list; sign up
  • To show an amount on a measurement device
  • (Of feelings) to show or make visible

favour

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US / ˈfeɪvə(r) /

UK / ˈfevɚ /

A2
  • noun
  • What someone asks of you; helpful act; a kindness
  • verb
  • To prefer or promote over another

hefty

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US / ˈhefti /

UK / ˈhɛfti /

B2
  • adjecitve
  • Being heavy or large
  • Being in large amount

member

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US / ˈmembə(r) /

UK / ˈmɛmbɚ /

A1
  • noun
  • Part of the body of a human, animal
  • Person or thing belonging to a group or team

pale

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US / peɪl /

UK / pel /

A2
  • adjecitve
  • Light in color; unhealthy looking
  • verb
  • To reduce the effect of

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

fee

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US / fi: /

UK / fi /

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

fix

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US / fɪks /

UK / fɪks /

A2
  • noun
  • Answer to a problem
  • verb
  • To arrange or prepare something
  • To attach something so it will not move or change
  • To dishonestly arrange the result of a game
  • To make an animal unable to produce young
  • To make something whole or able to work again

development

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US / dɪ'veləpmənt /

UK / dɪˈvɛləpmənt /

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

historical

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US / /

UK / /

B1
  • adjecitve
  • Connected with the past

our

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US / 'aʊə(r) /

UK / aʊr /

A1
  • determiner
  • Belonging to us

october

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US / ɒkˈtəʊbə(r) /

UK / ɑkˈtobɚ /

A1
  • noun
  • 10th month of the year

not

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US / nɒt /

UK / nɑt /

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

quite

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US / kwaɪt /

UK / kwaɪt /

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

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

decision

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US / dɪ'sɪʒn /

UK / dɪˈsɪʒən /

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

heritage

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US / 'herɪtɪdʒ /

UK / ˈhɛrɪtɪdʒ /

B1
  • noun
  • Traditional beliefs or customs of a culture

nearly

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US / ˈniəli /

UK / ˈnɪrli /

A1
  • adverb
  • Not completely; almost

notify

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US / 'nəʊtɪfaɪ /

UK / ˈnotəˌfaɪ /

B2
  • verb
  • To inform; to communicate specific information

war

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US / wɔ:(r) /

UK / wɔr /

A2
  • noun
  • Situation where armies fight each other

adam

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US / ˈædəm /

UK / ˈædəm /

A1
  • proper noun
  • (in the biblical and Koranic traditions) the first man. According to the Book of Genesis, Adam was c

apply

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US / ə'plaɪ /

UK / əˈplaɪ /

A1
  • verb
  • To spread a substance or liquid over a surface
  • To commit your time and effort to doing something
  • To make something useful in a certain situation
  • To be relevant for a situation
  • To ask formally for (job, permission etc.)

but

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US / bət /

UK / bʌt,bət /

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

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

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

few

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US / fju: /

UK / fju /

A1
  • pronoun
  • Not many, a small number

parcel

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US / 'pɑ:sl /

UK / ˈpɑrsəl /

B1
  • noun
  • A package or box wrapped in paper sent in the mail
  • One section of a large divided piece of land

statement

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US / ˈsteɪtmənt /

UK / ˈstetmənt /

A2
  • noun
  • Record of activity in a bank account over time
  • Act or process of saying something formally

tokenistic

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US / ˌtəʊkəˈnɪstɪk /

UK / /

A1
  • adjecitve

under

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US / ˈʌndə(r) /

UK / ˈʌndɚ /

A1
  • adjecitve
  • In the same place as another thing, but lower
  • adverb
  • In a lower quantity or price than expected
  • preposition
  • According to the terms of an agreement or law
  • Managed or controlled by the authority of
  • Being of a lesser quality or amount than expected
  • Influenced or affected by something or someone
  • Less or lower in age, amount, size or number

definitely

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US / ˈdefɪnətli /

UK / ˈdefɪnətli /

A2
  • adverb
  • Without question; beyond doubt

kim

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US / kɪm /

UK / kɪm /

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soon

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US / su:n /

UK / sun /

A1
  • adverb
  • At a time not long from now

subject

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US / 'sʌbdʒɪkt /

UK / ˈsʌbdʒekt /

A1
  • noun
  • Citizen of an area or country
  • The person or thing that does the action of a verb
  • People who take part in experiments or tests
  • An area of study at school, e.g. math, history
  • What a book, article etc. is about; theme
  • verb
  • To cause to suffer or experience something

generate

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US / ˈdʒenəreɪt /

UK / ˈdʒɛnəˌret /

A2
  • verb
  • To create or be produced or bring into existence
  • To create electricity, heat, energy and power

news

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US / nju:z /

UK / nu:z /

A1
  • noun
  • Broadcast on radio or TV about recent events
  • Information about recent events

rebuild

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US / ˌri:'bɪld /

UK / riˈbɪld /

A2
  • verb
  • To get back something that was lost, e.g. trust
  • To repair something that was damaged or destroyed

purchase

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US / ˈpɜːtʃəs /

UK / ˈpɜːrtʃəs /

A2
  • noun
  • Something that you bought
  • Strong hold on something; grip
  • verb
  • To buy something; to get by paying money for it

for

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US / fə(r) /

UK / fɔr,fə /

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

time

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US / taɪm /

UK / taɪm /

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

undertake

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US / ˌʌndə'teɪk /

UK / ˌʌndɚˈtek /

A2
  • verb
  • To begin; attempt; take on responsibility for

worth

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US / wɜ:θ /

UK / wɚθ /

A2
  • other
  • the financial, practical or moral value of somebody/something
  • having a particular value, especially in money

extension

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US / ɪkˈstenʃn /

UK / ɪkˈstɛnʃən /

B1
  • adjecitve
  • Adding extra length
  • noun
  • Addition to something, e.g. a house
  • Suffix code of a computer file, e.g. .pdf, .jpg
  • Telephone for individual person, e.g. In an office
  • Something added to the end of something
  • Extra time allowed to complete something

never

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US / 'nevə(r) /

UK / ˈnɛvɚ /

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  • adverb
  • Not ever; not at any time

replace

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US / rɪ'pleɪs /

UK / rɪˈples /

A2
  • verb
  • To use instead of something else
  • To return an item to its original location

protection

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US / prəˈtekʃn /

UK / prəˈtɛkʃən /

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  • noun
  • Being kept from harm
  • Something that defends against harm or danger

extend

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US / ɪkˈstend /

UK / ɪkˈstɛnd /

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  • verb
  • To offer something (help, friendship) to someone
  • To reach from one point to another
  • To straighten or stretch something out, e.g. leg
  • To make something last longer

grow

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US / ɡrəʊ /

UK / ɡro /

A1
  • verb
  • To get bigger and more mature; make plants do this
  • To improve; to develop better skills over time
  • To develop and become bigger or taller over time

land

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US / lænd /

UK / lænd /

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

start

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US / stɑ:t /

UK / stɑrt /

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

restrict

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US / rɪ'strɪkt /

UK / rɪˈstrɪkt /

A2
  • verb
  • To prevent a person from doing something

since

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US / sɪns /

UK / sɪns /

A1
  • adverb
  • At a point before the present time
  • conjunction
  • For this reason; because
  • preposition
  • From the time in the past that

acceptable

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US / əkˈseptəbl /

UK / ækˈsɛptəbəl /

A2
  • adjecitve
  • Satisfactory; good enough

home

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US / həʊm /

UK / hom /

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

just

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US / dʒʌst /

UK / dʒʌst /

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

letter

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US / 'letə(r) /

UK / ˈlɛtɚ /

A1
  • noun
  • One of the 26 parts of the English alphabet
  • Message you put in an envelope and send by post

range

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US / reɪndʒ /

UK / rendʒ /

A2
  • noun
  • Cooking stove with multiple burners
  • Given distance from a point; how far plane can fly
  • Large grassy area where cattle wander and feed
  • Group or chain of mountains
  • Set of things with something in common
  • Limits within which something extends or varies
  • A set of products, e.g. so that people can choose
  • verb
  • To cover an area from one point to another
  • To extend to or vary within given limits
  • To put things in a row or in line
  • To wander or explore

somewhere

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US / 'sʌmweə(r) /

UK / ˈsʌmˌhwɛr, -ˌwɛr /

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  • adverb
  • At or to an unknown or unnamed place

talk

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US / tɔ:k /

UK / tɔk /

A1
  • noun
  • Style of speaking
  • Discussion between two countries
  • Giving information in front of people; lecture
  • Saying things or ideas to someone with words
  • verb
  • To make a formal speech about something
  • To say things or ideas to someone with words

fence

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US / fens /

UK / fɛns /

B1
  • noun
  • Wood, metal structure enclosing an area, land
  • verb
  • To enclose an area (with a wall or boundary)

those

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US / ðəʊz /

UK / ðoz /

A1
  • determiner
  • The people or things we are talking about
  • pronoun
  • The objects far from the speaker

consultation

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US / ˌkɒnslˈteɪʃn /

UK / ˌkɑnsəlˈteʃən /

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  • noun
  • Meeting with a doctor or specialist to get advice
  • A discussion between people to make a decision

five

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US / faɪv /

UK / faɪv /

A1
  • number
  • 5

live

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US / lɪv /

UK / liv /

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

year

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US / jə: /

UK / jɪr /

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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

accuse

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US / ə'kju:z /

UK / əˈkjuz /

A2
  • verb
  • To claim that someone has done something wrong

big

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US / bɪɡ /

UK / bɪɡ /

A1
  • adjecitve
  • Popular
  • Serious
  • Large

fit

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US / fɪt /

UK / fɪt /

A2
  • 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 /

UK / ˈlɪtl /

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

rate

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US / reɪt /

UK / ret /

A1
  • noun
  • Current price or cost of something
  • Speed or frequency of events over time
  • verb
  • To assess something or consider its qualities

seek

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US / si:k /

UK / sik /

A2
  • verb
  • To ask someone for help
  • To search for; try to find or do; look for
  • To try to achieve something

receive

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US / rɪ'si:v /

UK / rɪˈsiv /

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  • verb
  • To get something someone has given or sent to you
  • To allow someone to become a member (of a club)
  • To welcome someone as a guest into your home
  • To respond to (e.g. news) in a particular way

the

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US / ðə /

UK / ðə /

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

price

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US / praɪs /

UK / praɪs /

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

state

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US / steɪt /

UK / stet /

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  • adjecitve
  • Concerning region within a country
  • noun
  • Region within a country, with its own government
  • Situation or condition something is in
  • verb
  • To say; declare as fact

controversial

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US / ˌkɔntrəˈvə:ʃəl /

UK / ˌkɑntrəˈvɚʃəl, -siəl /

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  • adjecitve
  • Causing a great deal of argument, or conflict

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

able

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US / 'eɪbl /

UK / ˈebəl /

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

fortnight

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US / ˈfɔ:tnaɪt /

UK / ˈfɔ:rtnaɪt /

B1
  • noun
  • A period of two weeks

may

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US / meɪ /

UK / me /

A1
  • noun
  • 5th month of the year
  • other
  • Used to express a desire
  • Expresses permission, possibility or probability
  • Used to show that a thing could be true

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 /

UK / wɚd /

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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

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

one

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US / wʌn /

UK / wʌn /

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

quaint

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US / kweɪnt /

UK / kwent /

B2
  • adjecitve
  • Appealing and attractive in an outdated way

than

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US / ðən /

UK / ðən /

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

order

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US / 'ɔ:də(r) /

UK / ˈɔrdɚ /

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  • noun
  • Religious or social group, as of nuns
  • Instructions to others to do what you want
  • State in which things are neat and organized
  • What you ask to buy, e.g. food in restaurant
  • Social or political control of an area
  • verb
  • To put things in a sequence, e.g. a, b, c
  • To give instructions to others to do what you want
  • To ask for something you want to buy, e.g. a meal
  • Introduction to Video Content
  • Residents locked in bitter feud with council over new heritage restrictions | A Current Affair
    Protecting the past at the expense of their future.
    Almost 200 homeowners are accusing the council of heritage listing their cottages without any consultation. They claim that their plans to update their homes have been destroyed. These homeowners are living in a time capsule, unable to modernize their houses. The quaint character homes, built after World War II, are now at the center of a controversial council plan that has left people with heartbreak and wasted money. Everyone is scared and uncertain about what the future holds.
    Joshua Riley and Taylor Pulverenti bought their modest fibro home on Brisbane's south side with the hopes of starting a family and having a place to grow in. Their property is part of the Moorooka War Workers Housing Estate, registered as a historical site. The homes were previously subject to character protection, which prevented their demolition. At the time, the residents were fine with this because they wanted to preserve the area's character.
    However, in October of last year, the residents received a letter in the mail informing them of new and heavy heritage restrictions. This news came as a shock, as it essentially dictated what they could and couldn't do with their own properties. As a result, their dreams of creating a customized and comfortable home have been shattered.
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  • Protecting the past at the expense of their future.
  • That's what almost 200 homeowners accuse council of doing by heritage listing their cottages without a word of consultation.
  • They say their plans to update their homes lay in ruins.
  • There's five of us living in this tiny little shack that has no character whatsoever.
  • It may be 2023, but these homeowners are stuck living in a time capsule.
  • We're stuck in the 40-some of the houses that haven't been updated since then.
  • Built post-World War II, these quaint character homes are now at the centre of a controversial council plan.
  • So, there's going to be a lot of heartbreak, a lot of wasted money.
  • Everyone's just scared, really.
  • Everyone doesn't really know what the future holds.
  • When Joshua Riley and his partner, Taylor Pulverenti, purchased their modest fibro home on Brisbane's south side, they had big dreams.
  • As soon as I walked in, I thought, this is a place for the future to grow and start a family.
  • Their property, one of 180 on a parcel of land known as the Moorooka War Workers Housing Estate.
  • Registered as an historical site, the homes were previously subject to character protection, preventing their demolition.
  • Everyone was OK with that because they do want to keep that character in the area.
  • I was thinking of, you know, looking into ways we could add bedrooms on, extending the kitchen because it is quite small, adding another bathroom, something that was acceptable under character.
  • But in October last year, residents were shocked to be hit with new and heavy heritage restrictions.
  • We received a letter in the mail that essentially just told us what we could and couldn't do with the property.
  • We're not going to be able to live out that dream that we wanted to create.
  • Brisbane City Council applying a temporary order preventing any development or modifications whatsoever of the area.
  • Blindside is definitely the word for it.
  • Chair of the community group representing the homeowners, Brian Luckins, says Council's move to protect the past is robbing residents of their future.
  • Heritage actually restricts everything you do with your home and you can't touch a single square foot of your house without getting approval from Council.
  • And that approval comes at a hefty cost.
  • Applications range from $640 to $2,000.
  • Things like fixing a roof tile, things like replacing a front step or, you know, a fence paling, we now have to apply to the Council and pay a fee just for the privilege to replace that or rebuild something.
  • The same goes for even minor modifications inside residents' homes.
  • Almost everything could now require Council input, including hanging a picture, painting or installing a new tap.
  • Just to seek advice from Council can cost upwards of $1,000 and approval can take up to 12 months.
  • Doing even a basic change to your home costs even more than your annual rates.
  • Meeting every fortnight since October last year, 140 members of the community banding together, petitioning for change.
  • We had plans to expand our home, you know, somewhere for our daughter to grow into, have more space, you know, just those normal things that every family wants for their homes.
  • Council is supposed to represent us.
  • If anyone's actually been in this area and seen the houses that we're talking about, they're all, you know, non-insulated, they're freezing in winter, they're, you know, asbestos-ridden, they're falling apart.
  • Kent Hunter works on dilapidated character properties every day, except his own.
  • I'm actually a builder and I lift houses and renovate them in Brisbane.
  • Beautiful Queensland homes and this is not a beautiful Queensland home and has no character.
  • Kent and his wife Kim were in the process of having extension plans approved by Council when they got the news.
  • We weren't notified, we weren't given any forewarning.
  • We were pretty annoyed.
  • We were shocked.
  • Shocked, yeah.
  • The family of five left with few options but to sell.
  • I mean, this is a three-bedroom, one-bathroom, little tiny house.
  • You can't fit a growing family in this house.
  • This decision itself has cost us as a community nearly $18 million worth of our own home prices.
  • It generates nearly $600,000 worth of revenue for Council.
  • Initially supporting the protection of the war homes, Moorooka Councillor Steve Griffiths voted in favour of the new heritage zoning.
  • But after speaking with infuriated residents, he now believes the temporary measure should be removed.
  • I think we've gone too far.
  • I think the Heritage Committee have gone too far.
  • We need the Lord Mayor and the Planning Chairperson to come out here and meet with us and I would even encourage the Heritage Committee to come out here and meet with residents and see the direct impact.
  • In a statement to a current affair, Chair for Planning and Suburban Renewal Councillor Adam Allen said...
  • Flip-flopping local Councillor Steve Griffiths is all over the place on heritage protection.
  • First, he claimed credit for protecting the Moorooka war homes and now he's opposing their protection.
  • It is important locals know that the current protection is only temporary as we undertake further consultation.
  • What I've learnt with Brisbane City Council is that consultation is tokenistic.
  • My concern is that Brisbane City Council has never overturned a heritage decision.
  • I really think that they need to show some empathy, come out to the area, actually talk to us, see what we want.
  • And Brisbane City Council claims it can't consult the community until the review is approved by state government.