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Flight cancellations, delays causing headaches for Canadians as summer travel in full-swing

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their

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US / ðɛː /

UK / ðer /

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  • determiner
  • Belonging to them

hotel

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US / həʊ'tel /

UK / hoˈtɛl /

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  • noun
  • Place where people can stay when traveling

else

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US / els /

UK / ɛls /

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

agree

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US / əˈgri: /

UK / əˈɡri /

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  • verb
  • To have the same opinion as someone else

work

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US / wɜ:k /

UK / wɚk /

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  • 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

wednesday

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US / ˈwenzdeɪ /

UK / ˈwenzdeɪ /

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  • noun
  • Third day of the week; the day after Tuesday

surrey

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US / ˈsʌri /

UK / ˈsɚri, ˈsʌri /

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  • other
  • A county in southeastern England on the Thames
  • A light four-wheeled horse-drawn carriage; has two or four seats

paper

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US / ˈpeɪpə(r) /

UK / ˈpeɪpər /

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  • adjecitve
  • Not existing in reality, or done infrequently
  • Made from the material that we use to make books
  • noun
  • Academic writing or a talk on a specific topic
  • Written test
  • Newspaper
  • Pages of a book are made from this

clearly

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US / ˈklɪəlɪ /

UK / ˈklɪrlɪ /

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  • adverb
  • In a way that is easy to understand; obviously

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

lucrative

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US / ˈlu:krətɪv /

UK / ˈlukrətɪv /

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  • adjecitve
  • Producing a lot of money

look

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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

bit

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US / bɪt /

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

cancel

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  • verb
  • To end a legal, business, or other agreement
  • To stop a planned event from happening

airline

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US / ˈeəlaɪn /

UK / ˈerlaɪn /

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  • noun
  • Company that flies passengers in its planes

act

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UK / ækt /

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

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

they

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US / ðeɪ /

UK / ðe /

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

sleep

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  • noun
  • Substance in a person's eyes after waking up
  • Period of time during which a person is asleep
  • verb
  • To have enough beds for
  • To rest your body in bed, as at night time

device

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US / dɪˈvaɪs /

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  • noun
  • Object, machine, or equipment for a specific use
  • Method of doing something; a way

with

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US / wɪð /

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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

retire

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US / rɪ'taɪə(r) /

UK / rɪˈtaɪr /

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  • verb
  • To stop using, producing, or servicing something
  • To stop taking part in a competition or game
  • To quit having jobs because you are old
  • To move to a different area or room (formal)
  • To go to bed (formal)

government

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UK / ˈɡʌvənmənt /

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

tonight

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  • adverb
  • Night following this day
  • noun
  • This evening; the night of today

tuesday

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  • noun
  • Second day of the week; the day after Monday

lung

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  • noun
  • One of the two organs we use to breathe

have

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UK / hæv /

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

last

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US / lɑ:st /

UK / læst /

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

before

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

see

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US / si: /

UK / si /

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  • 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)

expert

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US / 'ekspɜ:t /

UK / ˈɛkˌspɚt /

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  • adjecitve
  • Having special knowledge or skill
  • noun
  • Skillful person with special knowledge

car

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UK / kɑr /

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  • noun
  • A vehicle with wheels and engine to carry people

scene

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US / si:n /

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  • noun
  • Incident where someone behaves angrily, badly
  • View that looks like a picture
  • Place where something particular happened
  • Part of an act in a play

gear

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  • noun
  • A speed selector connected to an engine
  • Special clothes you use for a purpose
  • Toothed wheel shifting power from engine to wheels
  • verb
  • To aim at or prepare yourself for something

feed

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US / fi:d /

UK / fid /

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  • noun
  • Food given to animals
  • verb
  • To give food, e.g. to animals or a baby
  • To push something through an opening
  • To provide necessary supplies to

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

know

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US / nəʊ /

UK / noʊ /

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  • 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

eric

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busy

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US / 'bɪzɪ /

UK / ˈbɪzi /

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  • adjecitve
  • Working hard doing something; full of activity
  • verb
  • To actively be occupied with doing something

could

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US / kəd /

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

canada

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US / 'kænədə /

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

backlog

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US / ˈbæklɒg /

UK / ˈbæklɔ:g /

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  • noun
  • Amount of unfinished work or unfilled orders

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

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

five

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US / faɪv /

UK / faɪv /

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  • number
  • 5

weekend

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US / ˌwi:kˈend /

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  • noun
  • Saturday and Sunday, after the normal working week

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

nightmare

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US / ˈnaɪtmeə(r) /

UK / ˈnaɪtˌmɛr /

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  • noun
  • Frightening, difficult or displeasing experience
  • Frightening or upsetting dream while sleeping

accept

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US / ək'sept /

UK / ækˈsɛpt /

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  • verb
  • To agree to receive or take something offered
  • To admit that something is true or correct

three

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US / θri: /

UK / θri /

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  • number
  • Number 3

season

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US / ˈsi:zn /

UK / ˈsizən /

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  • noun
  • One of Spring, Summer, Autumn (Fall) and Winter
  • Time of year when something usually happens
  • verb
  • To add pepper and salt to something
  • To prepare wood for use by allowing it to dry

immune

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US / ɪˈmju:n /

UK / ɪˈmjoon /

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  • adjecitve
  • Having a special protection from, e.g. the law

bad

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US / bæd /

UK / bæd /

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

tag

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UK / tæɡ /

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  • noun
  • Child's game in which one person chases the others
  • A name or label on something or someone
  • Act of touching someone you are chasing in a game
  • verb
  • To apply a name or label to something or someone
  • To touch someone you are chasing in a game

reunite

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UK / ˌrijuˈnaɪt /

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  • verb
  • To cause to come together after being apart

demand

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US / dɪ'mɑ:nd /

UK / dɪˈmænd /

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

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

summer

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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

than

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US / ðən /

UK / ðən /

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

one

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US / wʌn /

UK / 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

ottawa

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US / 'ɒtəwə /

UK / 'ɑ:təwə /

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  • other
  • A member of the Algonquian people of southern Ontario

less

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US / les /

UK / lɛs /

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

lot

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US / lɒt /

UK / lɑt /

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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

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

ton

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UK / tʌn /

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

aviation

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US / ˌeɪviˈeɪʃn /

UK / ˌeviˈeʃən,ˌævi- /

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  • noun
  • Science or practice of flying aircraft

where

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US / hwɛə /

UK / hwɛr, wɛr /

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

pilot

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US / 'paɪlət /

UK / ˈpaɪlət /

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  • noun
  • Person flying a plane; expert guide for a ship
  • verb
  • To conduct a small practice experiment
  • To fly a plane; to direct a ship
  • To try TV program out to see if it would succeed

leave

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US / li:v /

UK / liv /

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  • 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

call

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US / kɔ:l /

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

something

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  • 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

cancellation

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US / ˌkænsəˈleɪʃn /

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  • noun
  • Act of stopping a planned event from happening

seat

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  • noun
  • Place where a government or organization is based
  • A chair or place to sit
  • Official position in an organization
  • Part of a chair on which a person sits
  • verb
  • To have seats available for a number of people
  • To give someone a place to sit down

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

perhaps

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US / pəˈhæps /

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  • adverb
  • Possibly, but not certainly; maybe

front

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  • 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

think

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US / θɪŋk /

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

arrive

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US / əˈraɪv /

UK / əˈraɪv /

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  • verb
  • To reach the place you are traveling to

most

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US / məʊst /

UK / most /

A1
  • adverb
  • Very; extremely
  • Greatest possible degree
  • pronoun
  • Nearly all of something

industry

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US / 'ɪndəstrɪ /

UK / ˈɪndəstri /

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

from

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US / frəm /

UK / frʌm, frɑm,frəm /

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

form

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UK / fɔrm /

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  • noun
  • Sports team or person's current winning record
  • Document you complete when making an application
  • Visible shape or style; type; kind
  • verb
  • To organize something such as a club or group
  • To develop; to come into a shape or substance
  • To make something into a particular shape

centre

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US / ˈsentə(r) /

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 place a focus on something

place

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US / pleɪs /

UK / ples /

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  • 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

borrow

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US / ˈbɒrəʊ /

UK / ˈbɑ:roʊ /

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  • verb
  • To take and later return something from another
  • To carry one number to another column when adding

suppose

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US / sə'pəʊz /

UK / səˈpoʊz /

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

monica

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friday

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US / ˈfraɪdeɪ /

UK / ˈfraɪdeɪ /

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  • noun
  • Fifth day of the week; the day after Thursday

during

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US / ˈdjʊərɪŋ /

UK / ˈdʊrɪŋ, ˈdjʊr- /

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  • preposition
  • At some point in the course of an event or thing

tell

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US / tel /

UK / tɛl /

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  • 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

montreal

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US / ˌmɒntrɪ'ɔ:l /

UK / ˌmɑ:ntrɪ'ɔ:l /

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  • proper noun
  • A port on the St. Lawrence River in Quebec, southeastern Canada; population 1,162,693 (2006). Founde

mean

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US / mi:n /

UK / min /

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  • 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

hassle

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US / ˈhæsl /

UK / ˈhæsəl /

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  • noun
  • Unpleasant task or chore harder than it should be
  • verb
  • To cause trouble or annoyance to someone

absolutely

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US / ˈæbsəlu:tli /

UK / ˈæbsəˌlutli, ˌæbsəˈlutli /

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  • adverb
  • Completely; totally; very

anna

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US / ˈʌnə /

UK / ˈɑnə /

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  • other
  • A former copper coin of Pakistan and India

obvious

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US / ˈɒbviəs /

UK / ˈɑbviəs /

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  • adjecitve
  • Easily understood and clear; plain to see

get

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US / ɡet /

UK / ɡɛt /

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

first

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US / fɜ:st /

UK / fɚst /

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

annoying

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US / əˈnɔɪɪŋ /

UK / əˈnɔɪɪŋ /

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  • adjecitve
  • A little angry; upset
  • verb
  • To make someone angry

she

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US / ʃɪ /

UK / ʃi /

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

right

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US / raɪt /

UK / raɪt /

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  • 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

predictable

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US / prɪˈdɪktəbl /

UK / prɪˈdɪktəbl /

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  • adjecitve
  • Capable of being guessed before it happens

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

toronto

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  • proper noun
  • A city in Canada, capital of Ontario, on the northern shore of Lake Ontario; population 2,503,281 (2

what

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US / wɒt /

UK / hwɑt, hwʌt, wɔt, wʌt,hwət, wət /

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  • 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

that

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US / ðæt /

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  • 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’

people

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US / 'pi:pl /

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

like

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  • 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

fly

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  • noun
  • Common flying insect, sometimes blue in color
  • Opening with fold of cloth hiding zipper on pants
  • verb
  • To move in the wind, e.g. a flag
  • To move at a high speed
  • To travel in a plane, helicopter, balloon etc.
  • To pilot people or items by plane
  • To travel through the air using wings

now

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US / naʊ /

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  • 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

opening

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US / ˈəʊpnɪŋ /

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  • noun
  • Free job; job you can apply for
  • Action of starting something, e.g. a new business
  • 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

not

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US / nɒt /

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

our

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US / 'aʊə(r) /

UK / aʊr /

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  • determiner
  • Belonging to us

want

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US / wɔnt /

UK / wɑnt, wɔnt /

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

online

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US / ˌɒnˈlaɪn /

UK / ˌɑ:nˈlaɪn /

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  • adjecitve
  • Connected to the internet

lengthy

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US / 'leŋθɪ /

UK / ˈlɛŋkθi, ˈlɛŋ- /

A2
  • adjecitve
  • Having a lot of something, such as pages in a book
  • Happening for a long time

expect

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US / ɪk'spekt /

UK / ɪkˈspɛkt /

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  • verb
  • To believe something is probably going to happen

crazy

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US / 'kreɪzɪ /

UK / ˈkrezi /

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  • adjecitve
  • Mentally ill; mad
  • Not being sensible or practical
  • Really like someone or something very much
  • noun
  • Person acting in a manner that is strange and odd

saturday

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US / /

UK / /

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  • noun
  • Sixth day of the week; the day after Friday

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

but

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US / bət /

UK / bʌt,bət /

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  • conjunction
  • Used before you say something different, opposite

canadian

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US / kəˈneɪdiən /

UK / kəˈnediən /

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  • adjecitve
  • Concerning the culture and people of Canada
  • noun
  • Person from Canada

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

getaway

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US / ˈgetəweɪ /

UK / ˈɡɛtəˌwe /

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  • noun
  • Rapid escape (as by criminals)

well

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US / wel /

UK / wɛl /

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

start

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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

song

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US / sɒŋ /

UK / sɔ:ŋ /

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  • noun
  • Distinctive series of sounds made by a bird
  • Music with words that are sung to it
  • Art or tradition of singing

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

shortage

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US / ˈʃɔ:tɪdʒ /

UK / ˈʃɔ:rtɪdʒ /

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  • noun
  • A lack of something necessary

land

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US / lænd /

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  • 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

grow

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US / ɡrəʊ /

UK / ɡro /

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  • 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

situation

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US / ˌsɪtʃuˈeɪʃn /

UK / ˌsɪtʃuˈeʃən /

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  • noun
  • Place, position or area that something is in
  • Circumstance or condition surrounding an event
  • An unexpected problem or difficulty

news

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UK / nu:z /

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

irish

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US / ˈaɪrɪʃ /

UK / ˈaɪrɪʃ /

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  • adjecitve
  • Concerning the culture and people of Ireland

flight

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US / flaɪt /

UK / flaɪt /

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  • noun
  • Act of leaving a place, usually to escape danger
  • Trip by plane, helicopter etc.

check

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  • adjecitve
  • Decorated with squares made up of lines
  • noun
  • Paper showing how much you owe at a restaurant
  • Printed piece of paper you sign to pay for things
  • A mark on a form, equivalent to 'yes'; tick
  • Mark used to show that something is correct
  • Procedure to prevent errors or control something
  • verb
  • To confirm the details of something are correct
  • To leave your things with staff who look after it
  • To examine something to see if something is wrong
  • To examine in order to prevent errors/a problem

job

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US / dʒɒb /

UK / dʒɑ:b /

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  • noun
  • Something that must be done
  • Regular work at which you earn money

chaos

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US / 'keɪɒs /

UK / ˈkeˌɑs /

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  • other
  • State of utter confusion or disorder

somewhere

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US / 'sʌmweə(r) /

UK / ˈsʌmˌhwɛr, -ˌwɛr /

A1
  • adverb
  • At or to an unknown or unnamed place

line

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US / laɪn /

UK / laɪn /

A1
  • noun
  • Border that divides two places or regions
  • Long crease in the skin, often from age
  • Mark that is long, straight and very thin
  • Row of words, letters or numbers that are written
  • Telephone connection
  • People waiting one behind the other; queue
  • Long thin wire, e.g. for electrical signal
  • verb
  • To put material along the inside of something

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)

blame

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US / bleɪm /

UK / blem /

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

time

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  • 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

through

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US / θru: /

UK / θru /

A2
  • adjecitve
  • 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

pearson

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US / pɑ:tʃt /

UK / pɑ:rtʃt /

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mobility

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US / məʊˈbɪləti /

UK / moˈbɪliti /

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  • noun
  • Ability to move
  • Ability to move with ease

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

concert

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US / 'kɒnsət /

UK / ˈkɑnˌsɚt, -sət /

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  • noun
  • Musical entertainment performed in public

pile

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US / paɪl /

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  • adjecitve
  • (Surface) consisting of usually short threads
  • noun
  • Large amount of something
  • Group of things one on top of another
  • Long post used to support something
  • Carpet, rug consisting of usually short threads
  • verb
  • (E.g. of problems) to increase; get more or worse

day

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US / deɪ /

UK / de /

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

calendar

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US / ˈkælɪndə(r) /

UK / ˈkæləndɚ /

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  • noun
  • A table showing the days, months and years

new

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US / nju: /

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

lose

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US / lu:z /

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  • verb
  • To be unable to keep in check or control something
  • To decrease in value or quantity (e.g. weight)
  • To stop having certain qualities or abilities
  • To stop having or being entitled to
  • To fail to win something that is being contested
  • To be unable to find something you once had
  • To be dependent on someone (used with 'not')

here

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US / hɪə(r) /

UK / hɪr /

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

clock

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US / klɒk /

UK / klɑ:k /

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  • noun
  • A device that shows the time
  • verb
  • To measure the time something takes

will

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US / wɪl /

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

thousand

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US / ˈθaʊznd /

UK / ˈθaʊzənd /

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  • number
  • Number 1,000

many

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US / 'menɪ /

UK / ˈmɛni /

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  • determiner
  • Used to refer a large number of things

after

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US / 'ɑ:ftə(r) /

UK / ˈæftɚ /

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

wait

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US / weɪt /

UK / wet /

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  • verb
  • To delay or not do something until later
  • To spend time until an expected thing happens
  • To remain in a place until a thing happens

four

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UK / fɔr, for /

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  • number
  • 4

global

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US / ˈgləʊbl /

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  • adjecitve
  • Concerning, involving, affecting all of something
  • Of, affecting, or involving the entire world

bag

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

delay

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UK / dɪˈle /

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  • noun
  • Action of being late or happening later
  • verb
  • To wait some amount of time before doing something
  • To do something later than is planned or expected
  • To stop something from happening for a time

exactly

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  • adverb
  • No more and no less than; precisely
  • Introduction to Video Content
  • Flight cancellations and delays are causing headaches for Canadians as summer travel is in full swing. Travellers at Canadian airports are fed up with last minute flight cancellations, lengthy delays, and long lines, particularly during one of the busiest times of the year. This article takes a closer look at the growing backlogs and the potential impact on summer getaways. These issues are affecting everyone, with lost luggage nightmares becoming all too common. Musician band Arkells experienced this firsthand when their gear ended up elsewhere, forcing them to borrow equipment for their concert. Flight cancellations have become a frustratingly familiar occurrence, leaving travellers stranded and thousands of dollars wasted. Toronto's Pearson Airport remains at the center of this chaos, with frustrated passengers enduring long hours and sleepless nights. Furthermore, issues with hotel vouchers only add to the frustration. Even for shorter flights, such as Montreal, long lines and confusion greet travelers upon arrival. The lack of clarity on COVID certificate requirements and the preference for paper forms instead of digital apps adds an extra layer of hassle for Irish travelers. Lost and delayed luggage are also a widespread problem, as showcased in Ottawa. Passengers are left waiting for days to be reunited with their belongings, which often include essential items like car seats and mobility devices. Monica Lung's experience is a testament to this, as she received her bag five days later than expected. While frustrating, most passengers understand that the issue extends beyond a single airline, with multiple carriers experiencing similar problems. With summer travel in full swing, it is important for authorities and airlines to address these issues and improve the overall travel experience for Canadians.
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  • Through the chaos at Canadian airports now where travellers are fed up with last minute flight cancellations, lengthy delays and long lines during one of the busiest times on the calendar.
  • Tonight, Abigail Beeman looks at the growing backlogs and what it could mean for your summer getaway.
  • No one seems to be immune from the lost luggage nightmare.
  • The Arkells landed in Saskatoon, but their gear flew somewhere else, so they had to borrow for their Saturday concert.
  • After learning a new song Friday in Surrey, BC, because their opening acts band's flight was cancelled.
  • They cancelled all my flights.
  • Just like that.
  • I mean, I paid thousands.
  • The centre of chaos, still Toronto's Pearson Airport.
  • I've been here since 8 o'clock last night.
  • I haven't slept.
  • I went to a hotel.
  • The hotel tells me that the voucher Eric and Anna gave me doesn't work.
  • It's been a lot busier than I thought.
  • We're just flying to Montreal and the line has been crazy.
  • It wasn't clearly online what we had to do when we arrived here.
  • So they didn't accept our COVID certs on our app.
  • We're Irish.
  • So they wanted it all on paper form.
  • So that was a bit of a hassle.
  • Lost luggage, delayed luggage.
  • It's a problem in many places.
  • This is the scene here in Ottawa.
  • In this pile, I see car seats, mobility devices.
  • There's a bag with a crew tag here right in front of me.
  • Some people having to wait days to be reunited with their bags.
  • I think I had three or four cancellations and I slept overnight in Toronto at the airport.
  • Monica Lung arrived in Ottawa Wednesday.
  • It was supposed to be Tuesday.
  • She's now getting this bag five days later.
  • It's been annoying, but I mean, like, I don't blame Air Canada exactly.
  • It's just like all the airlines at the same time.
  • This aviation expert blames airlines, the government and airports for a migraine-inducing situation he calls somewhat predictable.
  • A lot of people left the industry.
  • Pilots retired, flight attendants went on to more lucrative jobs, less demanding jobs at least.
  • And so they had a shortage of people on the airlines as well as at the airports.
  • Something most experts agree on, things aren't expected to improve during this busy season.
  • It will only get worse before it gets better because, you know, summer has just started.
  • We had our first long weekend of summer.
  • We have tons of pent-up demand.
  • And one perhaps obvious tip, if you don't absolutely need to check a bag, don't.
  • Abigail Beeman, Global News, Ottawa.