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Alberta wildfires: Some Fox Creek residents return home as evacuation order lifted

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stay

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US / steɪ /

UK / ste /

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

square

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US / skweə(r) /

UK / skwɛr /

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

family

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US / 'fæməlɪ /

UK / ˈfæmli /

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

fire

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US / 'faɪə(r) /

UK / faɪr /

A1
  • noun
  • Heat and the flame produced when burning
  • Intense energy for or about something
  • verb
  • To apply heat to something to make it hard
  • To make a person leave their job; dismiss
  • To shoot a gun or weapon
  • To launch something into the sky, e.g. a rocket
  • To start working on something e.g. a project

step

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US / step /

UK / stɛp /

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

hard

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US / hɑ:d /

UK / hɑː(r)d /

A1
  • adjecitve
  • Difficult to do; difficult to understand
  • (Of facts) not able to be misunderstood; clear
  • (Of alcohol) strong
  • Involving or requiring lots of work, effort, care
  • Being full of pain, trouble, and problems
  • Strong
  • (Of edge) clear; sharp
  • Difficult to bend, break or cut; solid
  • adverb
  • With lots of force, power, or impact

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

again

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US / ə'ɡen /

UK / əˈɡɛn /

A1
  • adverb
  • One more time, once more

like

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US / laɪk /

UK / laɪk /

A1
  • adjecitve
  • Being equal in status or kind to something else
  • Similar; the same
  • adverb
  • For example
  • preposition
  • Used as a filler; used to ad emphasis
  • In a way similar to the way something is done
  • Such as; for example
  • verb
  • To want to
  • To find something pleasing; to prefer something

rejoice

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US / rɪˈdʒɔɪs /

UK / rɪˈdʒɔɪs /

B2
  • verb
  • To feel or express joy or great delight

people

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US / 'pi:pl /

UK / ˈpipəl /

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

reaction

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US / rɪ'ækʃn /

UK / riˈækʃən /

A2
  • noun
  • Bodily response to a drug or something eaten
  • Feeling or action in response to something

threat

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US / θret /

UK / θrɛt /

A2
  • noun
  • Warning of probable trouble
  • A warning that you may be harmed

that

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US / ðæt /

UK / ðæt, ðət /

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

what

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US / wɒt /

UK / hwɑt, hwʌt, wɔt, wʌt,hwət, wət /

A1
  • pronoun
  • Thing or things that; the same kind as
  • Used to emphasize something you are about to say
  • adjecitve
  • Used to refer to a particular amount, or number
  • Used to place emphasis on a particular quality
  • adverb
  • To a certain degree
  • determiner
  • Question words used for asking for information
  • exclamation
  • Used to express excitement, shock, or surprise
  • Used to ask people to repeat something they said

wildfire

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US / ˈwaɪldfaɪə(r) /

UK / ˈwaɪldˌfaɪr /

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  • noun
  • Raging and rapidly spreading large fire

week

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US / wi:k /

UK / wik /

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  • noun
  • Period of seven days from Sunday to Saturday

house

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US / haʊs /

UK / haʊs /

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

right

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US / raɪt /

UK / raɪt /

A1
  • adjecitve
  • Correct or true
  • The south side of you looking at the rising sun
  • adverb
  • Exactly in a place or time
  • Being appropriate for a particular event
  • In a straight or direct manner
  • noun
  • Something you are legally or morally allowed to do
  • Ideal of what is just and good
  • Political view based on conservatism
  • verb
  • To fix something previously wrong or unjust
  • To make upright, as a boat that has turned over

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

thankful

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US / ˈθæŋkfl /

UK / ˈθæŋkf(ə)l /

A2
  • adjecitve
  • Feeling or showing you are grateful

fox

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US / fɒks /

UK / fɑ:ks /

A2
  • noun
  • Small forest animal with 4 legs and a long tail
  • Clever, tricky person
  • Offensive; do not use woman thought to be sexy
  • verb
  • To make something difficult to understand; confuse
  • To trick someone in a clever way

fight

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US / faɪt /

UK / faɪt /

A1
  • noun
  • An argument or quarrel
  • Act of trying to hurt someone by hitting them
  • A struggle to do a difficult task
  • verb
  • To argue or quarrel with someone about something
  • To try to hurt someone by hitting them
  • To struggle to do a difficult task

active

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US / ˈæktɪv /

UK / ˈæktɪv /

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  • adjecitve
  • Moving around a lot or doing many things

community

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US / kə'mju:nətɪ /

UK / kəˈmjunɪti /

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

boy

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US / bɔɪ /

UK / bɔɪ /

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  • noun
  • A young male person

serve

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US / sɜ:v /

UK / sɚv /

A2
  • verb
  • To act in a particular position or office
  • To hit the first ball to an opponent in tennis etc.
  • To be used for a particular purpose
  • To give someone food or drinks
  • To give a person or group a service that is needed
  • To spend a particular amount of time in prison
  • To help customers find products and making sales
  • To give an official paper to appear in court

smoke

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US / sməʊk /

UK / smoʊk /

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  • noun
  • Grey gas from fires and cigarettes
  • Fog of air coming from e.g. a cigarette, fire
  • verb
  • To give off a cloud of grey gas from burning
  • To add a taste to food by putting it near a fire
  • To breathe in through a cigarette, etc.

see

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US / si: /

UK / si /

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

wade

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US / weɪd /

UK / wed /

B2
  • noun
  • Person's name
  • verb
  • To walk in shallow water

have

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US / həv /

UK / hæv /

A1
  • verb
  • To drink, smoke, eat or use something
  • To experience the effects of something
  • To organize an event, or join in an activity
  • To own, possess, or hold something
  • To cause to happen or produce a particular effect

last

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US / lɑ:st /

UK / læst /

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

reprieve

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US / rɪˈpri:v /

UK / rɪˈpriv /

B2
  • verb
  • To delay a punishment, e.g. a death sentence

air

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US / eə(r) /

UK / er /

A1
  • noun
  • Mixture of gases around the earth that we breathe
  • A person's manner intended to impress others
  • verb
  • To expose to the outside, to dry or freshen
  • To broadcast a TV or radio show
  • To open a subject to discussion and debate

decade

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US / ˈdekeɪd /

UK / ˈdɛkˌed, dɛˈked /

B1
  • noun
  • Period of 10 years

fighting

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US / 'faɪtɪŋ /

UK / ˈfaɪtɪŋ /

A1
  • noun
  • The act of struggling with someone
  • verb
  • To argue or quarrel with someone about something
  • To try to hurt someone by hitting them
  • To struggle to do a difficult task

hear

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US / hɪə(r) /

UK / hɪr /

A1
  • verb
  • To be aware of sound; to perceive with the ear
  • To be told or find out information or facts
  • To consider or listen to a court case

notice

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US / 'nəʊtɪs /

UK / ˈnotɪs /

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  • noun
  • Time by when you must leave, e.g. if you are fired
  • Paper with an announcement, e.g. pinned to a board
  • verb
  • To become aware by sight, touch, or hearing

next

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US / nekst /

UK / nɛkst /

A1
  • adverb
  • The one that follows another in time or order
  • At a time or place directly after the present one
  • noun
  • The one that follows after
  • adjecitve
  • Immediately after the previous one
  • First occurrence after the present one

know

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US / nəʊ /

UK / noʊ /

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

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

his

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US / hɪz /

UK / hɪz /

A1
  • pronoun
  • Something belonging to a male person

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

not

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US / nɒt /

UK / nɑt /

A1
  • 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

quite

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US / kwaɪt /

UK / kwaɪt /

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

meal

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US / mi:l /

UK / mil /

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  • noun
  • Food for eating at a particular time, e.g. dinner
  • Grain that has been ground into a powder

support

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US / səˈpɔ:t /

UK / səˈpɔrt, -ˈport /

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

feeling

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US / ˈfi:lɪŋ /

UK / ˈfilɪŋ /

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

can

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US / kæn /

UK / kən,kæn /

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

nearly

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US / ˈniəli /

UK / ˈnɪrli /

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  • adverb
  • Not completely; almost

excited

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US / ɪkˈsaɪtɪd /

UK / ɪkˈsaɪtɪd /

A2
  • adjecitve
  • Happy, interested or eager; enthusiastic
  • verb
  • To make something or someone become more active
  • To make someone feel happy, interested or eager

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

pick

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US / pɪk /

UK / pɪk /

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  • noun
  • Sharp tool used for breaking the ground
  • Item selected from a group of choices
  • verb
  • To take fruit or vegetables from a plant or tree
  • To decide on a thing from various choices; select
  • To remove (flower, etc.) with your fingers

really

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US / ˈri:əli /

UK / ˈriəˌli, ˈrili /

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

creek

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US / kri:k /

UK / krik, krɪk /

B2
  • noun
  • Water channel that is smaller than a river

evacuation

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US / ɪˌvækjʊ'eɪʃn /

UK / ɪˌvækjuˈeʃən /

B2
  • noun
  • Sending to a safer place because of danger

foresee

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US / fɔ:'si: /

UK / fɔrˈsi, for- /

B2
  • verb
  • To guess that a future thing will happen; predict

hospitality

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US / ˌhɒspɪ'tælətɪ /

UK / ˌhɑspɪˈtælɪti /

B1
  • noun
  • Welcoming treatment of visitors or guests

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 /

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

good

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US / ɡʊd /

UK / ɡʊd /

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  • adjecitve
  • Proper, appropriate or right
  • (Of an amount) enough; plenty
  • Excellent; high quality
  • Acting well or properly; of moral character
  • In a positive or happy emotional state
  • noun
  • Advantage or benefit

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

blanket

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US / 'blæŋkɪt /

UK / ˈblæŋkɪt /

A2
  • noun
  • Piece of cloth you covers yourself with in bed
  • verb
  • To cover something completely so it cannot be seen

all

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US / ɔ:l /

UK / ɔl /

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

chance

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US / tʃɑ:ns /

UK / tʃæns /

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  • adjecitve
  • Happening by luck; not planned
  • Taking a risk to try something
  • noun
  • The way something happens without planning
  • An opportunity; favorable circumstances, situation
  • The possibility that something will happen
  • verb
  • To occur just through luck; happen
  • To take a risk to try something

court

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US / kɔ:t /

UK / kɔrt, kort /

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  • noun
  • Place king or queen meet people, makes laws etc.
  • Place where legal cases are decided
  • Large, flat area, to play tennis or basketball
  • verb
  • To act in a way to shows you wish to marry someone
  • To encourage dangerous behavior
  • To pay attention to someone to get their support

everyone

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US / ˈevriwʌn /

UK / ˈɛvriˌwʌn /

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  • pronoun
  • Every person; everybody

return

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US / rɪ'tɜ:n /

UK / rɪ'tɜ:rn /

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  • adjecitve
  • Do again; repeated
  • noun
  • Faulty or unwanted product sent back to a company
  • Enter key; the main key on the computer keyboard
  • Profit made as a result of a business activity
  • Process of going back to a previous way or state
  • verb
  • To hit something back to the other player or team
  • To come back after being away from somewhere
  • To repay someone's actions, kindness etc.
  • To put, bring, take, give, or send something back
  • To occur again

who

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US / hu: /

UK / hu /

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

they

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US / ðeɪ /

UK / ðe /

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

firefighter

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US / ˈfaɪəfaɪtə(r) /

UK / ˈfaɪərfaɪtə(r) /

C2
  • noun
  • Person whose job is stopping and putting out fires

literal

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US / ˈlɪtərəl /

UK / ˈlɪtərəl /

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  • adjecitve
  • Being the basic exact meaning of a word/expression
  • Being real and true and without exaggerating

joy

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US / dʒɔɪ /

UK / dʒɔɪ /

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  • noun
  • Deep happiness and pleasure about something
  • Thing or person that causes pleasure or happiness
  • verb
  • To experience happiness or to be glad

look

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US / lʊk /

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

nice

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US / naɪs /

UK / naɪs /

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  • adjecitve
  • Being attractive or of high quality or value
  • Good or enjoyable
  • Being kind or friendly

lived

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US / 'lɪvd /

UK / 'lɪvd /

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

their

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US / ðɛː /

UK / ðer /

A1
  • determiner
  • Belonging to them

son

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US / sʌn /

UK / sʌn /

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  • noun
  • Male child; friendly way of addressing a boy

take

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US / teɪk /

UK / tek /

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  • noun
  • Filming of a single scene for TV or the movies
  • verb
  • To accept something that is offered
  • To use a method of traveling, e.g. a bus or train
  • To use a camera to make (a photo)
  • To pick up something and go away with it
  • To study a subject in school
  • To attempt to pass (an exam)
  • To require a certain amount of time, money, space

cook

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US / kʊk /

UK / kʊk /

A1
  • noun
  • A person who prepares food
  • Person's name
  • verb
  • To heat food until it is ready to eat

fresh

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US / freʃ /

UK / frɛʃ /

A1
  • adjecitve
  • Clean; not used or dirty
  • Remaining clear, as in a person's memory
  • Newly made or gathered
  • (Water) not salty, usually from a lake or a river

guess

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US / ɡes /

UK / ɡɛs /

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  • noun
  • Answer given when you don't know if it is correct
  • verb
  • To give an answer without knowing if it is correct

lady

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US / 'leɪdɪ /

UK / ˈledi /

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  • noun
  • Another way of saying 'woman'
  • Official title of a woman with high social rank

thick

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US / θɪk /

UK / θɪk /

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  • adjecitve
  • Difficult to see through, as fog
  • Full of (people, etc.)
  • (Of a liquid) that moves or pours slowly
  • Stupid; not smart
  • (Of person's accent) hard to understand
  • Having a large distance between two surfaces

area

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US / 'eərɪə /

UK / ˈɛriə /

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

feel

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US / fi:l /

UK / fil /

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

too

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US / tu: /

UK / tu /

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

reflection

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US / rɪˈflekʃn /

UK / rɪˈflɛkʃən /

A2
  • 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

white

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US / waɪt /

UK / hwaɪt, waɪt /

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  • adjecitve
  • Belonging to a race of people with light skin
  • Of the color of fresh snow and milk
  • noun
  • Person's name
  • Lightest color; The color of fresh snow.

haze

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US / heɪz /

UK / hez /

B2
  • noun
  • Dust, smoke, or gas that darkens or clouds the air
  • State of confusion about thoughts, or meanings
  • verb
  • To initiate members who perform dangerous acts

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

firefight

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  • verb
  • To act to put out fires (as a firefighter)

point

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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

burn

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  • noun
  • Damage from fire or heat
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  • To destroy with fire
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  • To use as fuel for a fire to make light or heat
  • To overcook food with too much heat it goes black

global

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  • adjecitve
  • Concerning, involving, affecting all of something
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where

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  • conjunction
  • At or in the place which
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come

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  • To arrive at a place
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haul

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  • To pull or drag something heavy (e.g. boat)

from

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  • No longer stylish (e.g. fashion)
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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
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  • adjecitve
  • Someone who lives in a particular place
  • noun
  • Trainee doctor who works/lives in a hospital

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  • conjunction
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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
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  • verb
  • To bet money on something
  • To go backwards in a car
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  • Air you take in and out of your body

lot

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  • 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

relief

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  • noun
  • Aid given to people in need as after war/disaster
  • Artwork, e.g. part of wall, that partly sticks out
  • People who replace other workers and their duties
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clean

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  • adjecitve
  • Not marked in any way; blank
  • Done according to the rules or standards; fair
  • Free from disease or sickness
  • Being free from dirt or marks; washed
  • Behaving well; not breaking any rules; legal
  • adverb
  • Completely; entirely
  • verb
  • To make free from dirt or marks; washed
  • To make neat and orderly e.g. a room
  • To remove the inner parts of an animal

two

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  • number
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news

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

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  • noun
  • Issue or problems you are dealing with
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  • To ask for or try to get information
  • To have or express concerns or uncertainty

thumb

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  • noun
  • Part of a glove that goes over the thumb
  • The short, thick finger on the side of your hand
  • verb
  • To use your thumb to request a ride in a car
  • To casually look through a book, magazine etc.

piece

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  • noun
  • A counter in a board game
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  • verb
  • To put items together to assemble something

volunteer

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  • adjecitve
  • Working willingly without pay to help others
  • noun
  • Person who helps others without being paid
  • verb
  • To work willingly without pay to help others

for

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

immediate

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  • adjecitve
  • Being the very next to or just after
  • Done without delay; straight away

short

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  • adverb
  • Less than what is needed
  • Suddenly stopping what you are saying or doing
  • verb
  • (Of electric circuit) to spark because faulty
  • adjecitve
  • Measuring a small distance
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  • Unfriendly or rude

through

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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

why

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  • adverb
  • Question word to ask for a reason
  • exclamation
  • (Used to express surprise or approval)

home

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

just

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  • 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

awesome

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  • adjecitve
  • Great; wonderful; stupendous

control

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  • A device designed to operate a machine
  • Participant in experiment that is left untouched
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  • A law limiting the growth or spread of something
  • A place which overseas or manages e.g. a factory
  • verb
  • To direct or influence the behavior of something

those

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

essential

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  • adjecitve
  • Extremely or most important and necessary

happy

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  • Feeling pleasure or joy; glad

this

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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
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receive

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

summer

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

the

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  • article
  • Used to refer to something already mentioned
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  • Used to describe all of a family

able

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

three

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  • Number 3

how

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

live

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

you

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  • pronoun
  • Person someone is speaking or writing to
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run

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  • noun
  • Journey between two places made by ship or car
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  • Act of running; exercise of running
  • verb
  • To depart or travel according to a schedule
  • To cause an animal to move in a certain direction
  • (Of an engine) to be operating
  • To start or use a computer program
  • To flow in a certain direction, like a liquid
  • To manage or operate a business
  • To operate or drive something
  • (Of a road) to go from one place to another
  • To move your legs faster than walking
  • Introduction to Video Content
  • Alberta wildfires: Some Fox Creek residents return home as evacuation order lifted
    After weeks of dealing with thick smoke and haze, residents of Fox Creek in Alberta are finally able to return home as the evacuation order is lifted. The immediate threat from two nearby wildfires has also subsided. For many residents, this is a moment of relief and gratitude. Firefighter Wade Martineau, whose own house was in the line of fire, reflects on the hard work and emotional journey it took to reach this point. He, along with his wife and son, all volunteered together to fight the fires. Being able to serve their community as a family is a source of pride for them.
    The Martineau family, like many others in the community, has been living in Fox Creek for decades. They express gratitude for the support they received from out-of-town fire crews who worked tirelessly alongside them. The presence of these crews gave them a fighting chance against the wildfires. The community also extends their appreciation to the women who cooked three square meals a day for them during their stay in White Court, where they were evacuated.
    There is a sense of joy and excitement among the residents who are returning home. Despite the cleaning and the possibility of future evacuation alerts, they are thrilled to be back in their own homes. However, not everyone is rushing back, as there are still two fires burning out of control. The decision to return home comes with caution and the understanding that they may have to pick up the pieces and evacuate again in the future.
    Overall, the lifting of the evacuation order brings a sigh of relief to the residents of Fox Creek. They can finally breathe in fresh air and be reunited with their community. The experience of living through the wildfires has been a challenging one, but it has also brought people together and shown the strength and resilience of this tight-knit community. As they return home, they are grateful for the support they received and proud of the hard work they put in to protect their homes and each other.
  • Subtitles section
  • Returning residents in Fox Creek are getting a literal breath of fresh air.
  • The thick smoke and haze that have blanketed the area for weeks is gone.
  • So is the immediate threat from two wildfires burning nearby.
  • It's just nice to see people get back and, you know, a lot of thumbs up.
  • It's just awesome.
  • For firefighter Wade Martineau, it's an emotional moment of reflection on what it took to get to this point.
  • Long haul, right?
  • And, you know, my house was in the line of fire too, and it was sprinklered and, you know, there was mornings.
  • Didn't know if we were going to be going home to a house.
  • Martineau, his wife, and their son all volunteer together.
  • It's been a long haul, a lot of hard work, and to be able to serve with my family, proud.
  • Their family has lived in this community for decades.
  • They say they're thankful for all the support their members have received from out-of-town crews supporting the firefight.
  • Those boys really stepped up and gave us a fighting chance to fight off this wildfire.
  • The ladies cooking for us.
  • The ladies.
  • Three square meals a day.
  • In White Court, where evacuees have been staying, there's gratitude for the hospitality over nearly three weeks and joy over being able to return home.
  • What's your reaction to that?
  • So happy.
  • I know there's a lot of cleaning, but we're so excited to come home.
  • Guess what?
  • I'm going home.
  • How do you feel just hearing that news?
  • I feel really great.
  • Not everyone is rushing back, and those who are know to be on alert.
  • Good feeling that we can go home.
  • The question is, should we?
  • Like, that's why I look at it, because there's still two fires burned out of control.
  • I can foresee next week that, you know, we're on evacuation alert, and you have to pick up the pieces and go again.
  • We do remain on a four-hour evacuation notice.
  • There are still two active wildfires, you know, quite close to our community.
  • With essential services up and running, there's relief and rejoicing as they get a short reprieve from a long firefight likely to last through the summer.
  • Nitu Garcha, Global News, Fox Creek, Alberta.