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WHO downgrades pandemic, no longer public health emergency

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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

advise

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US / ədˈvaɪz /

UK / ædˈvaɪz /

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  • verb
  • To suggest what would be helpful

great

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US / ɡreɪt /

UK / ɡret /

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

reticent

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US / ˈretɪsnt /

UK / ˈrɛtɪsənt /

C1
  • adjecitve
  • Not being willing to tell people about things

political

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US / pəˈlɪtɪkl /

UK / pəˈlɪtɪkəl /

A2
  • adjecitve
  • Being active or interested in government matters
  • Diplomatic
  • Of the system of elections and government
  • Concerning government or public affairs
  • Involved in getting of power/influence in a group

number

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US / ˈnʌmbə(r) /

UK / ˈnʌmbɚ /

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

recommend

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US / ˌrekə'mend /

UK / ˌrɛkəˈmɛnd /

A2
  • verb
  • To advise or suggest that someone do something

health

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US / helθ /

UK / hɛlθ /

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  • noun
  • (Person, company) being in a good condition; well

people

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US / 'pi:pl /

UK / ˈpipəl /

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

that

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US / ðæt /

UK / ðæt, ðət /

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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’

week

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US / wi:k /

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  • noun
  • Period of seven days from Sunday to Saturday

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

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

concern

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US / kənˈsɜ:n /

UK / kənˈsɚn /

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  • 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

exacerbate

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US / ɪɡ'zæsəbeɪt /

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  • verb
  • To increase the severity or bitterness of

inequality

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US / ˌɪnɪˈkwɒləti /

UK / ˌɪnɪˈkwɑ:ləti /

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  • noun
  • Situation where things are not equal, fair

ever

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US / 'evə(r) /

UK / ˈɛvɚ /

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

point

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US / pɔɪnt /

UK / pɔɪnt /

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

among

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US / əˈmʌŋ /

UK / əˈmʌŋ /

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  • preposition
  • In the center of several 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

director

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US / də'rektə(r) /

UK / dɪˈrɛktɚ, daɪ- /

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  • noun
  • Senior person who manages part of an organization
  • Person who controls the acting in a movie or play

imaginable

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US / ɪˈmædʒɪnəbl /

UK / ɪˈmædʒənəbəl /

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  • adjecitve
  • Able to be imagined; possible

lay

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US / leɪ /

UK / le /

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  • 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

declare

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US / dɪ'kleə(r) /

UK / dɪˈklɛr /

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  • verb
  • To make a statement in a strong and confident way
  • To show the cost of things purchased overseas
  • To say something in an official or sure way

global

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US / ˈgləʊbl /

UK / ˈgloʊbl /

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

million

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US / ˈmɪljən /

UK / ˈmɪljən /

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  • number
  • 1,000,000

medical

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US / ˈmedɪkl /

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  • adjecitve
  • Of or relating to physical health or medicine
  • noun
  • A health check or test

peak

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US / pi:k /

UK / pik /

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  • noun
  • Part of a cap that sticks out over your eyes
  • The very top of a mountain
  • State when something is at its best
  • Time or point when the highest level occurs
  • verb
  • To reach the highest or best point

reflection

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US / rɪˈflekʃn /

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  • noun
  • Sign or indication of a state or condition
  • Image that you see in a mirror, glass, or water
  • An image in glass, water, a mirror, etc.
  • Process of thinking carefully about something

should

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US / ʃʊd /

UK / ʃʊd /

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  • other
  • Used to indicate what is proper or reasonable

delay

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US / dɪˈleɪ /

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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

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

before

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US / bɪˈfɔ:(r) /

UK / bɪˈfɔr,-ˈfor /

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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

have

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US / həv /

UK / hæv /

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

last

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US / lɑ:st /

UK / læst /

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  • 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

month

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US / mʌnθ /

UK / mʌnθ /

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

solidarity

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US / ˌsɒlɪˈdærəti /

UK / ˌsɑ:lɪˈdærəti /

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  • noun
  • Feeling of unity between people sharing ideas etc.

world

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US / wɜ:ld /

UK / wɜrld /

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

brussels

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US / 'brʌslz /

UK / 'brʌsəlz /

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  • plural noun
  • Brussels sprouts.
  • proper noun
  • The capital of Belgium, in the central part of the country; population 1,048,491 (2008). The headqua

end

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US / end /

UK / ɛnd /

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

scientist

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US / ˈsaɪəntɪst /

UK / ˈsaɪəntɪst /

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  • noun
  • Person who is trained in a science

behind

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US / bɪˈhaɪnd /

UK / bɪˈhaɪnd /

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  • adjecitve
  • Concerning a later or slower time than expected
  • Being in a losing position in a sporting event
  • Being in the past; old fashioned
  • adverb
  • Remaining
  • noun
  • The part of the body that one sits on
  • preposition
  • At or toward the back of someone or something
  • Supporting or helping someone

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

moment

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US / 'məʊmənt /

UK / 'moʊmənt /

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  • noun
  • Very short or brief period of time
  • A particular period in time

public

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US / 'pʌblɪk /

UK / ˈpʌblɪk /

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

trust

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US / trʌst /

UK / trʌst /

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  • noun
  • Wealth or property held by one person for another
  • The belief that someone is honest
  • Care or responsibility of a person
  • verb
  • To expect confidently
  • To have confidence or faith
  • To be confident someone is honest and reliable
  • To believe someone to be honest and reliable

scale

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US / skeɪl /

UK / skel /

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  • noun
  • Size, level, or amount when compared
  • Small hard plates that cover the body of fish
  • Device that is used to weigh a person or thing
  • Range of numbers from the lowest to the highest
  • Dimensions or size of something
  • verb
  • To change the size of but keep the proportions
  • To climb something large (e.g. a mountain)
  • To remove the scales of a fish

globally

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US / 'ɡləʊbəlɪ /

UK / 'ɡloʊbəlɪ /

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  • adverb
  • Throughout the world

fault

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US / fɔ:lt /

UK / fɔlt /

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  • noun
  • A failure or negative aspect of
  • Crack in the earth where earthquakes can happen
  • Responsibility for a bad result or problem
  • verb
  • To blame someone, something for a negative result

now

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US / naʊ /

UK / 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

our

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US / 'aʊə(r) /

UK / aʊr /

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  • determiner
  • Belonging to us

not

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US / nɒt /

UK / nɑt /

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

member

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US / ˈmembə(r) /

UK / ˈmɛmbɚ /

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

announcement

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US / əˈnaʊnsmənt /

UK / əˈnaʊnsmənt /

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  • noun
  • Act of informing people about something publicly

but

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US / bət /

UK / bʌt,bət /

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  • conjunction
  • Used before you say something different, opposite

give

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US / 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

decision

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US / dɪ'sɪʒn /

UK / dɪˈsɪʒən /

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

disinformation

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US / ˌdɪsˌɪnfəˈmeɪʃn /

UK / ˌdɪsˌɪnfərˈmeɪʃn /

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  • noun
  • Information intended to confuse others

pandemic

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US / pæn'demɪk /

UK / pænˈdɛmɪk /

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  • adjecitve
  • (of a disease) existing in almost all of an area or in almost all of a group of people, animals, or
  • noun
  • a pandemic disease

little

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US / 'lɪtl /

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

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

also

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US / 'ɔ:lsəʊ /

UK / ˈɔlso /

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

how

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US / haʊ /

UK / haʊ /

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

january

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US / ˈdʒænjuəri /

UK / ˈdʒænjueri /

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  • noun
  • 1st month of the year

therefore

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US / ˈðeəfɔ:(r) /

UK / ˈðerfɔ:(r) /

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  • adverb
  • And so; for that reason

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

this

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US / 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

trend

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US / trend /

UK / trɛnd /

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  • noun
  • Current style or fashion
  • Direction things are moving in; current style
  • General direction that is taken
  • verb
  • To be current and popular
  • To move up or down

three

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US / θri: /

UK / θri /

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  • number
  • Number 3

accept

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

make

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

follow

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US / ˈfɔləu /

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

pull

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US / pʊl /

UK / pʊl /

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

than

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US / ðən /

UK / ðən /

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

kill

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  • noun
  • Animal killed by a person or other animal
  • verb
  • To cause someone to experience a lot of pain
  • To end the life of a person or other living thing
  • To be very funny
  • To prevent something from continuing or operating
  • To do something unimportant to pass time quickly

vaccine

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  • noun
  • Shot using weak disease cells to stop same disease

emergency

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US / ɪ'mɜ:dʒənsɪ /

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  • noun
  • Sudden event needing an immediate action

fact

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

kanye

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declaration

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  • noun
  • Stating the cost of things purchased overseas
  • Official statement about something

discussion

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US / dɪˈskʌʃn /

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  • noun
  • Any long communication about a particular topic

well

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US / wel /

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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

within

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US / wɪˈðɪn /

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  • adverb
  • Inside the limits of an area, time or range
  • preposition
  • From the inside of something

crisis

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US / 'kraɪsɪs /

UK / ˈkraɪsɪs /

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  • noun
  • Unstable situation of extreme danger or difficulty

personal

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  • adjecitve
  • Done by or to a particular person; individual
  • Concerning a person's private life or feelings

news

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US / nju:z /

UK / nu:z /

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

erode

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UK / ɪˈrod /

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  • verb
  • To destroy something gradually; be destroyed thus
  • To wear away gradually by water, ice or wind

hour

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US / 'aʊə(r) /

UK / aʊr /

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  • noun
  • 60 minutes
  • Particular time of the day
  • Fixed, regularly occurring time

those

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US / ðəʊz /

UK / ðoz /

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

though

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US / ðəu /

UK / ðo /

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  • adverb
  • Although, despite the fact that

for

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

through

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US / θru: /

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  • 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

time

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US / taɪm /

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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

geneva

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US / dʒɪˈniːvə /

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  • other
  • Gin made in the Netherlands

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)

line

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  • 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

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  • Area or region controlled by a government and army

come

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

subsequently

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  • After something else has happened; as a result

and

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

back

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

hope

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  • When you wish something will happen; what you wish
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  • To expect and want something to happen

poor

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  • adjecitve
  • Inferior; below the normal standard
  • Deserving of pity or sympathy
  • Without money; not rich

cbc

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  • abbreviation
  • Canadian Broadcasting Corporation.

call

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  • 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

reporter

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  • Someone whose job is to report news

affect

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  • To cause a change in something else

professional

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  • adjecitve
  • Of jobs such as doctor, lawyer, accountant, etc.
  • Acting/done properly as a qualified person would
  • Getting paid for playing a sport/doing an activity
  • noun
  • Highly qualified person, e.g. lawyer or doctor
  • One who plays a sport or similar activity as a job

two

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  • number
  • 2

from

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

mull

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  • To think about something slowly and carefully

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

over

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

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

meet

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

april

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  • noun
  • 4th month of the year
  • Person's name

everyone

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  • Every person; everybody

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

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  • Referring to or belonging to ‘it’
  • determiner
  • Of something; belonging or related to something
  • other
  • Possessive form of “it”

who

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  • Which person
  • Used to introduce information about people

death

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  • When someone dies; the end of life

organization

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  • Group of people with a particular purpose

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  • To indicate or be a sign of something
  • To bounce back light, heat, sound from a surface
  • To show an image in glass, water, a mirror etc.
  • To think of something seriously and carefully

committee

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  • Group of people who do or decide something

general

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  • Widespread, normal or usual
  • noun
  • Top ranked officer in the army

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  • other
  • To make a strong, unpleasant impression on
  • verb
  • To use high heat to quickly burn the surface of
  • To make a strong, unpleasant impression on

link

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  • Any one of the rings that are part of a chain
  • Connection between two or more things or people
  • Webpage item you click to go to another webpage
  • verb
  • To join or connect together

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  • 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

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  • Day before today
  • noun
  • Day before today

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  • To observe an event or occasion, e.g. a birthday
  • To lead or participate in a religious ceremony
  • To express praise or thanks for something

between

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

they

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  • Two or more people, animals, or things

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  • 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

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  • File secretly put on computers to cause harm
  • Living organism that causes disease or sickness
  • Introduction to Video Content
  • The World Health Organization (WHO) has downgraded the pandemic status of COVID-19, declaring it is no longer a public health emergency. This announcement comes more than three years after the WHO initially declared the virus an international crisis, which resulted in the deaths of at least 7 million people. The WHO states that COVID-19 has been on a downward trend for over a year.
    The emergency committee, which has been meeting regularly, convened for the 15th time and recommended that the director general declare an end to the public health emergency of international concern. The director general accepted this advice and officially declared COVID-19 over as a global health emergency.
    The decision to end the global emergency declaration was not taken lightly by the WHO. The committee has been considering this for months, and there were even members who were hesitant to make the decision. However, after long discussions and deliberations, the committee ultimately recommended that the director general make the call.
    To understand the magnitude of this decision, it is important to note the significant decrease in COVID-19-related deaths. In the last week of April, there were 3,568 deaths globally. In contrast, during the peak of the pandemic in January 2021, there were 100,000 deaths in just one week.
    Dr. Tedros, the director general of the WHO, emphasized the need for reflection in light of this announcement. He highlighted how the pandemic has disproportionately affected the poorest individuals, exposing the deep inequalities in our world.
    The reasons behind the WHO's decision to end the global emergency declaration will be further explored by reporter Alex Kadhier, who is based in Brussels. The WHO's COVID-19 committee advised the director general on this matter, and it was a decision that required careful consideration after months of analysis.
    Overall, the downgrading of COVID-19 from a global emergency signifies a positive step forward in the fight against the virus. However, it is crucial to remain vigilant and continue to prioritize public health measures to prevent a resurgence of cases.
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  • News from the World Health Organization in Geneva, the WHO, now says COVID-19 is no longer qualifying as a global emergency.
  • The announcement comes more than three years after the organization declared the virus an international crisis that subsequently killed at least 7 million people.
  • The WHO says the virus has been on a downward trend for more than a year.
  • Yesterday, the emergency committee met for the 15th time and recommended to me that I declare an end to the public health emergency of international concern.
  • I have accepted that advice.
  • It's therefore with great hope that I declare COVID-19 over as a global health emergency.
  • Reporter Alex Kadhier is in Brussels with more on what's behind the WHO's decision to end its global emergency declaration.
  • Well, the WHO's emergency COVID-19 committee advised the director general that he could declare an end to the public health emergency of global concern linked to the COVID-19 virus.
  • The WHO saying it is not a decision that was taken likely.
  • They've been mulling this for months.
  • In fact, two members of that committee were a little reticent to make that decision.
  • But following discussions, delayed announcement, long, long discussions to get to that point, they recommended that the DG make that call.
  • Now, it's been months in the making to have this decision.
  • To give you an idea of scale, in the last week of April, we had globally 3,568 COVID-19-related deaths.
  • At the peak of the pandemic, that number globally was 100,000 deaths in January of 2021, just in the space of a week.
  • Dr Tedros, the director general, also saying this was a moment for reflection, reflecting on how the poorest in our world were most affected by this pandemic, saying it laid bare the searing inequalities in our world,
  • Also saying that it exacerbated political fault lines within and between nations and eroded trust because of mis- and disinformation.
  • It isn't just a moment of reflection, though.
  • It's also a moment to celebrate, celebrate those medical professionals who pulled through and who did the longest hours imaginable to get people back up to health, and celebrating those vaccine scientists that pushed out a vaccine faster than ever before,
  • Celebrating solidarity amongst people and recognising the personal sacrifices everyone made around the world to get through this pandemic.
  • So reflecting on what we could have done better, reflecting on what we should do better, and also celebrating those medical professionals that got us through it.
  • Alex Kanye for CBC News, Brussels.