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Vice and Motherboard owner files for bankruptcy - BBC News

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US / əˈkrɔs /

UK / əˈkrɔs,əˈkrɑs /

A1
  • adverb
  • Distance from one side to another
  • (Go) from one side to the other of something

mobile

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US / 'məʊbaɪl /

UK / ˈmoʊbl /

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  • adjecitve
  • Able to be moved or able to move
  • noun
  • Personal phone you take with you wherever you go

play

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US / pleɪ /

UK / pleɪ /

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  • noun
  • Loose, free movement between two objects
  • Single action in a sports game
  • Performance in which people act in a theater
  • verb
  • To act as a character in a movie, or on stage
  • To perform music on an instrument
  • To use a device, e.g. a video game
  • To do something for enjoyment and fun
  • To do or perform a game or sport

this

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US / ðɪs /

UK / ðɪs /

A1
  • 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

big

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US / bɪɡ /

UK / bɪɡ /

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  • adjecitve
  • Popular
  • Serious
  • Large

formerly

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US / ˈfɔ:məli: /

UK / ˈfɔrməli /

A2
  • adverb
  • In a past time; at a time before now

magazine

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US / ˌmægəˈzi:n /

UK / ˈmægəzi:n /

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  • noun
  • Part of a gun used for holding bullet
  • Building or room used for storing military weapons
  • Weekly/monthly publication with pictures/stories

james

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US / dʒeimz /

UK / dʒemz /

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  • proper noun
  • The name of seven Stuart kings of Scotland.
  • The name of two kings of England, Ireland, and Scotland.

little

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US / 'lɪtl /

UK / ˈlɪtl /

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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

mention

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US / 'menʃn /

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  • noun
  • Act of referring to or talking about something
  • verb
  • To refer to or talk or write about 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

also

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US / 'ɔ:lsəʊ /

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

kind

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US / kaɪnd /

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  • adjecitve
  • In a caring and helpful manner
  • friendly and considerate
  • noun
  • One type of thing

live

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US / lɪv /

UK / liv /

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

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)

vertical

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US / ˈvɜ:tɪkl /

UK / ˈvɜ:rtɪkl /

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  • adjecitve
  • (Of a line, etc.) going up and down; not horizontal

simply

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US / ˈsɪmpli /

UK / ˈsɪmpli /

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  • adverb
  • In an easy or clear manner

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

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

able

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US / 'eɪbl /

UK / ˈebəl /

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

correspondent

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US / ˌkɒrəˈspɒndənt /

UK / ˌkɔrɪˈspɑndənt, ˌkɑr- /

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  • noun
  • Journalist, as one reporting from other countries

executive

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US / ɪɡ'zekjətɪv /

UK / ɪɡˈzɛkjətɪv /

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  • adjecitve
  • Of a high ranking job in a company
  • noun
  • A senior manager in a business or organization

noise

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US / nɔɪz /

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  • noun
  • Loud sounds that cause discomfort or annoyance

term

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US / tɜ:m /

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  • noun
  • Conditions applying to an agreement, contract
  • Length of time something is expected to happen
  • Fixed period of weeks for learning at school
  • The (precise) name given to something
  • verb
  • To call; give a name to

make

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US / meɪk /

UK / mek /

A1
  • 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

musk

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US / mʌsk /

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  • noun
  • Strong sweet-smelling substance used in perfume

path

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US / pɑ:θ /

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  • noun
  • Method of living leading to a particular result
  • Track made with stones, by walking over the ground

run

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US / rʌn /

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  • noun
  • Journey between two places made by ship or car
  • Series of similar things or successes and failures
  • 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

funny

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US / ˈfʌni /

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  • adjecitve
  • Causing laughter; amusing
  • Being different, odd or strange

horse

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  • noun
  • Large animal with 4 legs used for riding
  • Stand or frame used to support something
  • verb
  • To fool around stupidly

investor

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US / ɪnˈvestə(r) /

UK / ɪnˈvɛstɚ /

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  • noun
  • Person who spends money to help businesses grow

partly

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US / ˈpɑ:tli /

UK / ˈpɑ:rtli /

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  • adverb
  • In part; not completely

separately

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US / ˈseprətli /

UK / ˈsɛpərɪtlɪ /

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  • adverb
  • Not with another person or thing

youth

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US / ju:θ /

UK / juθ /

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  • noun
  • Being young; time when you are young
  • Young person or teenager
  • Quality or state of being young
  • Boy or a young man

corp

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US / kɒp /

UK / 'kɔrp /

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  • noun
  • Shortened form of 'corporation'

coverage

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US / ˈkʌvərɪdʒ /

UK / ˈkʌvərɪdʒ /

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  • noun
  • Type of programs a radio or TV station broadcasts

goal

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US / ɡəʊl /

UK / ɡol /

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  • noun
  • Something you try to do or achieve; an aim
  • (Sports) net into which you put a ball to score
  • (Sports) act of scoring by putting a ball in a net

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

sexy

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US / ˈseksi /

UK / ˈsɛksi /

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  • adjecitve
  • Tending to arouse sexual desire or interest

entrepreneur

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US / ˌɒntrəprə'nɜ:(r) /

UK / ˌɑntrəprəˈnɚ, -ˈnʊr /

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  • noun
  • Businessperson who develops new businesses

into

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US / 'ɪntə /

UK / ˈɪntu /

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

love

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US / lʌv /

UK / lʌv /

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  • noun
  • Person's name
  • A very strong feeling of affection
  • The person you care very deeply about
  • Strong, deep emotional and sexual attraction
  • verb
  • To care for and like someone very strongly, deeply
  • To like doing very much; enjoy greatly
  • To feel a strong emotional and romantic attraction

other

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US / 'ʌðə(r) /

UK / ˈʌðər /

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

one

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US / wʌn /

UK / wʌn /

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

power

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US / 'paʊə(r) /

UK / ˈpaʊɚ /

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  • noun
  • Legal or official right to perform certain actions
  • Ability to move forcefully and quickly
  • Energy of something (e.g. electricity or fuel)
  • Mathematical way to multiply a number
  • Condition of being in political control
  • Physical force, energy, and strength
  • verb
  • To give energy to something, e.g. by electricity
  • To move something forcefully and quickly

phone

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US / fəʊn /

UK / foʊn /

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  • noun
  • Machine used to talk to someone who is far away
  • verb
  • To talk to someone using a telephone

turn

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US / tɜ:n /

UK / tɚn /

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  • noun
  • Place where changing of direction happens
  • Your time or chance to perform a duty
  • Your chance to play or do in say a game
  • Unexpected change, as in the weather
  • verb
  • To become (a particular age)
  • To become a different quality, color, etc.
  • To change the direction of something, e.g. a car
  • To move in an opposite direction or position
  • To shape metal with a spinning tool

than

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US / ðən /

UK / ðən /

A1
  • conjunction
  • Used to compare two things that are not equal

issue

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US / 'ɪʃu: /

UK / ˈɪʃu /

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  • noun
  • Important topic discussed, debated or argued over
  • Single edition of a magazine
  • verb
  • To make something available to be used or sold
  • To deliver a statement, etc. in an official manner

real

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US / rɪəl /

UK / ˈriəl, ril /

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  • adjecitve
  • Actually existing or happening, not imagined
  • Being important or special

sometimes

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US / ˈsʌmtaɪmz /

UK / ˈsʌmˌtaɪmz /

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  • adverb
  • Only at certain times; occasionally

ambition

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US / æmˈbɪʃn /

UK / æmˈbɪʃən /

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  • noun
  • Desire to win or be successful in life, work

any

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US / 'enɪ /

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

channel

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US / 'tʃænl /

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  • noun
  • Long hole dug in the ground, e.g. to move water
  • TV or radio station or its programs
  • Method or way of sending or receiving information
  • Narrow passage through which water travels
  • Method or route used for sending or getting things
  • verb
  • To dig a long hole for carrying water
  • To send (e.g. money) to a certain place or person
  • To direct water or liquid through a passage
  • To direct energy or feelings into something

company

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US / 'kʌmpənɪ /

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

come

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US / kʌm /

UK / kʌm /

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

game

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US / ɡeɪm /

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

experiment

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US / ɪk'sperɪmənt /

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  • noun
  • Test performed to assess new ideas or theories
  • verb
  • To create and perform tests to research something
  • To try something new that you haven't tried before

relevant

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US / ˈreləvənt /

UK / ˈrɛləvənt /

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  • adjecitve
  • Having an effect on an issue; related or current

think

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US / θɪŋk /

UK / θɪŋk /

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

racist

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US / 'reɪsɪst /

UK / 'reɪsɪst /

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  • adjecitve
  • Believing that people of other races are inferior
  • noun
  • Person who judges others negatively based on race

back

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US / bæk /

UK / bæk /

A1
  • 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

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

certainly

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US / ˈsə:tnli /

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  • adverb
  • Sure; of course

hope

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US / həʊp /

UK / hop /

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

major

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US / 'meɪdʒə(r) /

UK / ˈmedʒɚ /

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  • adjecitve
  • Main league; esp. referring to American baseball
  • Important, serious, or large in scope, size
  • noun
  • High-ranking officer in the army
  • Main subject you study at university
  • verb
  • To study a particular subject at university

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

money

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US / 'mʌnɪ /

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

propose

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US / prə'pəʊz /

UK / prəˈpoz /

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  • verb
  • To make an offer of marriage
  • To offer or put forward an idea for consideration

keep

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US / ki:p /

UK / kip /

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  • noun
  • Large, strong tower in the middle of a castle
  • Money spent on you so you can live in a place
  • verb
  • To continue doing something; not to stop
  • To stop balls going in a goal in sports
  • To not give back or return something
  • (Of food) to not spoil or not rot
  • To take possession of something to own, e.g. a pet
  • To have and continue to hold something
  • To do something that you have promised or agreed
  • To stay in a certain place or condition
  • To maintain the rules

lease

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US / li:s /

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  • noun
  • Contract renting land, buildings, etc. to another
  • verb
  • To rent; pay money to use something, e.g. car

investigate

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US / ɪn'vestɪɡeɪt /

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  • verb
  • To try to find out facts; to carry out research

name

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US / neɪm /

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  • noun
  • What something or someone is called
  • verb
  • To state what someone is called, e.g. John

something

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US / ˈsʌmθɪŋ /

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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

brand

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US / brænd /

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  • noun
  • A mark burned on an animal to show who owns it
  • Product made or designed by a named company
  • verb
  • To burn a mark on an animal to show who owns it
  • To describe someone as a liar, coward, etc.
  • To give a famous name to a product or service

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US / ˈfɪələs /

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  • adjecitve
  • Not afraid of anyone or anything

irresponsible

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US / ˌɪrɪˈspɒnsəbl /

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  • adjecitve
  • Acting without thinking of the consequences

nonetheless

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US / ˌnʌnðəˈles /

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  • adverb
  • In spite of that; nevertheless

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

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

reporter

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US / rɪˈpɔ:tə(r) /

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  • noun
  • Someone whose job is to report news

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US / 'raɪət /

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  • noun
  • Person, thing, or event that is extremely funny
  • When there is a lot of something, e.g. color
  • When a crowd tries to take control, using violence
  • verb
  • (Of a crowd) to protest and try to take control

tight

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US / taɪt /

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  • adjecitve
  • Showing anxiety or anger; tense
  • Positioned physically close together
  • Managed or controlled in a strict and careful way
  • (Of road, bend) curving sharply
  • Drunk
  • Being equally matched in ability or score
  • Lacking extra space
  • Having limited time available
  • Being very limited in supply
  • Not generous; mean with money; stingy
  • (Rope or tie) pulled strongly
  • Being in a good solid relationship
  • adverb
  • Firmly; so it can't move

wonderful

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US / ˈwʌndəfl /

UK / 'wʌndərfl /

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  • adjecitve
  • Producing feelings of enjoyment or delight

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

along

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US / əˈlɒŋ /

UK / əˈlɔ:ŋ /

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  • adverb
  • As a companion; taken with someone
  • preposition
  • At a point on a line

deeply

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US / ˈdi:pli /

UK / ˈdiplɪ /

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  • adverb
  • To a significant degree
  • To a great, intense or extreme extent

from

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US / frəm /

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

form

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US / fɔ:m /

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

grip

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US / ɡrɪp /

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  • noun
  • Strong understanding of an idea
  • Control over something or someone
  • Part of an object to help you hold onto it
  • Act of holding something firmly
  • other
  • Control over something or someone
  • verb
  • To hold someone's interest
  • To hold something in your hand very firmly

hot

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US / hɒt /

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  • adjecitve
  • Angry or excited
  • Being very good at something
  • Having a high temperature
  • Popular and causing a great deal of excitement
  • Attractive in a sexually exciting way
  • (Of food) very spicy
  • Stolen; dangerous to buy or trade in

invite

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US / ɪnˈvaɪt /

UK / ɪnˈvaɪt /

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  • noun
  • An invitation
  • verb
  • To ask someone to go somewhere or do something

out

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US / aʊt /

UK / aʊt /

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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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US / 'əʊvə(r) /

UK / ˈovɚ /

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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

most

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US / məʊst /

UK / most /

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

office

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US / ˈɒfɪs /

UK / ˈɔ:fɪs /

A1
  • noun
  • Room or building used for business
  • Important job position, often in a government

acquire

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US / ə'kwaɪə(r) /

UK / əˈkwaɪr /

A2
  • verb
  • To get or earn something by thinking or working

audience

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US / ˈɔ:diəns /

UK / ˈɔdiəns /

A2
  • noun
  • Group of people attending a play, movie etc.

buzzfeed

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US / ˈbʌzə(r) /

UK / ˈbʌzɚ /

A1

old

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US / əʊld /

UK / old /

A1
  • adjecitve
  • Having existed for a long time, not young or new
  • Age of a person since birth

merchant

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US / ˈmɜ:tʃənt /

UK / ˈmɜ:rtʃənt /

B1
  • noun
  • Someone who buys and sells goods
  • Person who buys, sells, or trades different goods

sale

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US / seɪl /

UK / sel /

A2
  • noun
  • Event during which the prices of goods are reduced
  • Giving something for money; the amount sold

work

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US / wɜ:k /

UK / wɚk /

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

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

everyone

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US / ˈevriwʌn /

UK / ˈɛvriˌwʌn /

A1
  • pronoun
  • Every person; everybody

its

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US / ɪts /

UK / ɪts /

A1
  • adjecitve
  • Referring to or belonging to ‘it’
  • determiner
  • Of something; belonging or related to something
  • other
  • Possessive form of “it”

who

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US / hu: /

UK / hu /

A1
  • pronoun
  • Which person
  • Used to introduce information about people

ago

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US / əˈgəʊ /

UK / əˈgoʊ /

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

amble

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US / ˈæmbl /

UK / ˈæmbəl /

C1
  • verb
  • To walk slowly in a relaxed manner

agree

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US / əˈgri: /

UK / əˈɡri /

A1
  • verb
  • To have the same opinion as someone else

dslr

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US / /

UK / /

A1
  • adjective
  • Denoting or relating to a camera that combines the optics and mechanisms of a single-lens reflex cam
  • noun
  • A DSLR camera.

figure

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US / ˈfiɡə /

UK / ˈfɪɡjɚ /

A1
  • noun
  • Your body shape
  • Numbers in a calculation
  • Doll-like thing meant to represent a person
  • Picture or diagram giving information in a text
  • Person who is very important or famous
  • Shape of a person seen indistinctly or in outline
  • Amount that is expressed in numbers
  • verb
  • To appear in a game, play or event
  • To calculate how much something will cost
  • To understand after thinking; work out

move

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US / mu:v /

UK / muv /

A1
  • noun
  • Act of moving a playing piece in chess, etc.
  • An action; doing something
  • Step taken to achieve a goal
  • verb
  • To cause someone to have certain emotions
  • To cause something to change to a different place
  • To change where people live or a business operates
  • To take action to do or achieve something

nowhere

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US / 'nəʊweə(r) /

UK / ˈnoˌhwɛr, -ˌwɛr /

A2
  • adverb
  • Not in or at any place; no place

organization

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US / ˌɔ:gənaɪˈzeɪʃn /

UK / ˌɔrɡənɪˈzeʃən /

A2
  • noun
  • Group of people with a particular purpose

their

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US / ðɛː /

UK / ðer /

A1
  • determiner
  • Belonging to them

way

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US / weɪ /

UK / we /

A1
  • adverb
  • Used to emphasize the amount of something
  • noun
  • Particular aspect of something being thought about
  • One of various choices that could be made
  • Particular existing condition or state
  • (Often long) distance or length of time
  • How something is done
  • Route to go to a place
  • Small street
  • Usual behavior, emotions or habits of someone

bit

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US / bɪt /

UK / bɪt /

A1
  • 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

believe

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US / bɪ'li:v /

UK / bɪˈliv /

A1
  • verb
  • To think or accept that something is true
  • To have a particular opinion about something

endure

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US / ɪn'djʊə(r) /

UK / ɛnˈdʊr, -ˈdjʊr /

B1
  • verb
  • To last for a long time; continue to exist
  • To accept difficulties without struggle

look

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US / lʊk /

UK / lʊk /

A1
  • noun
  • Person's beauty or physical attractiveness
  • Particular style of dress, clothes, or appearance
  • The way someone, something appears to be
  • Act of searching for or examining something
  • verb
  • To appear to be; seem

pay

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US / peɪ /

UK / pe /

A1
  • 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

thank

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US / θæŋk /

UK / θæŋk /

A1
  • verb
  • To tell someone you are grateful to them

admiration

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US / ˌædməˈreɪʃn /

UK / ˌædməˈreʃən /

A2
  • noun
  • A feeling of respect and appreciation

bring

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US / brɪŋ /

UK / brɪŋ /

A1
  • verb
  • To take or go with someone to a place

broadcast

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US / 'brɔ:dkɑ:st /

UK / ˈbrɔdˌkæst /

A2
  • noun
  • Program sent out from a radio or TV station
  • verb
  • To send out signals by radio or television

take

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US / teɪk /

UK / tek /

A1
  • noun
  • Filming of a single scene for TV or the movies
  • verb
  • To accept something that is offered
  • To use a method of traveling, e.g. a bus or train
  • To use a camera to make (a photo)
  • To pick up something and go away with it
  • To study a subject in school
  • To attempt to pass (an exam)
  • To require a certain amount of time, money, space

clearly

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US / ˈklɪəlɪ /

UK / ˈklɪrlɪ /

A1
  • adverb
  • In a way that is easy to understand; obviously

movement

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US / ˈmu:vmənt /

UK / ˈmuvmənt /

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

pretty

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US / 'prɪtɪ /

UK / ˈprɪti /

A1
  • adjecitve
  • Being attractive to the eye in a simple way
  • adverb
  • Very; to a great degree

several

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US / ˈsevrəl /

UK / ˈsɛvərəl,ˈsɛvrəl /

A1
  • adjecitve
  • Many of
  • pronoun
  • More than two but not a large amount

billion

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US / ˈbɪljən /

UK / ˈbɪljən /

A2
  • noun
  • Number 1,000,000,000

chris

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US / dʒɒʃ /

UK / dʒɑ:ʃ /

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chronicle

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US / 'krɒnɪkl /

UK / ˈkrɑnɪkəl /

B2
  • noun
  • Record of something in time order
  • verb
  • To make a historical record

dollar

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US / ˈdɒlə(r) /

UK / ˈdɑ:lə(r) /

A1
  • noun
  • A basic unit of money equal to 100 cent

network

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US / ˈnetwɜ:k /

UK / ˈnetwɜ:rk /

A2
  • noun
  • Group of computers connected to each other
  • System of connections
  • Group who work closely with each other
  • Group of radio or television stations, programs
  • verb
  • To join a group of computers together
  • To exchange information with colleagues, contacts

very

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US / 'verɪ /

UK / ˈvɛri /

A1
  • adjecitve
  • Concerning a large degree or amount
  • adverb
  • A lot; much; many
  • Used to stress or emphasize a noun

they

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US / ðeɪ /

UK / ðe /

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

both

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US / bəuθ /

UK / boθ /

A1
  • determiner
  • Used to refer to two things at the same time
  • pronoun
  • Used to refer to two things at the same time

approach

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US / ə'prəʊtʃ /

UK / əˈprəʊtʃ /

A2
  • noun
  • Means of reaching a place, often a road or path
  • Request of someone with a specific goal in mind
  • Specific way to handle a project, task, problem
  • verb
  • To get close to reaching something or somewhere
  • To request someone to do something specific

change

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US / tʃeɪndʒ /

UK / tʃendʒ /

A1
  • noun
  • Exchange of one set of clothes for another
  • Money in the form of coins instead of paper
  • Money returned after giving too much
  • Act of making or becoming something else
  • verb
  • To exchange one set of clothes for another
  • To exchange one kind of money for another
  • To replace something with another thing
  • To make or become something else
  • To go from one train, bus, etc. and go to another

initial

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US / ɪ'nɪʃl /

UK / ɪˈnɪʃəl /

A2
  • adjecitve
  • Existing or occurring at the beginning
  • noun
  • First letter of your given name
  • verb
  • To authorize something by writing your initials

hold

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US / həʊld /

UK / hold /

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

journalism

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US / ˈdʒɜ:nəlɪzəm /

UK / ˈdʒɜ:rnəlɪzəm /

B2
  • noun
  • Profession of writing or reporting news

show

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US / ʃəʊ /

UK / ʃo /

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

space

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US / speɪs /

UK / spes /

A1
  • noun
  • Empty area kept for a specific reason, like a car
  • Empty area with nothing in it
  • Area in the sky where the stars are
  • Area between written words on a page
  • verb
  • To make a certain distance or time between

staff

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US / stɑ:f /

UK / stæf /

A1
  • noun
  • Employees of a company
  • Long stick that a person uses to help them walk
  • verb
  • To hire workers for a business

territory

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US / 'terətrɪ /

UK / ˈtɛrɪˌtɔri, -ˌtori /

B1
  • noun
  • Area of land defended by an animal
  • Area of particular knowledge or experience
  • Area owned or controlled by a government, person
  • Area of land with a specific defining feature

ask

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US / ɑ:sk /

UK / æsk /

A1
  • verb
  • To say to someone that you want something

grow

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US / ɡrəʊ /

UK / ɡro /

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

start

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US / stɑ:t /

UK / stɑrt /

A1
  • 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

well

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US / wel /

UK / wɛl /

A1
  • 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

begin

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US / bɪ'ɡɪn /

UK / ˈbeɡɪn /

A1
  • verb
  • To do the first part of an action; to start

danger

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US / ˈdeɪndʒə(r) /

UK / ˈdendʒɚ /

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  • noun
  • The possibility of getting hurt, damaged, killed

subject

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US / 'sʌbdʒɪkt /

UK / ˈsʌbdʒekt /

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

evolve

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US / ɪ'vɒlv /

UK / ɪˈvɑlv /

B1
  • verb
  • To develop certain features
  • To develop or change slowly over time
  • To slowly change or develop into something better

few

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US / fju: /

UK / fju /

A1
  • pronoun
  • Not many, a small number

much

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US / mʌtʃ /

UK / mʌtʃ /

A1
  • adjecitve
  • Very; to a high level or degree
  • adverb
  • A lot; large amount; a high degree of
  • Nearly; basically
  • On many occasions; often
  • noun
  • A large amount; a great quantity

amount

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US / ə'maʊnt /

UK / əˈmaʊnt /

A1
  • noun
  • Quantity of something
  • verb
  • To add up to a certain figure

gaze

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US / ɡeɪz /

UK / ɡez /

A2
  • noun
  • Direction you are looking
  • verb
  • To look at with fixed eyes

protection

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US / prəˈtekʃn /

UK / prəˈtɛkʃən /

A2
  • noun
  • Being kept from harm
  • Something that defends against harm or danger

traditional

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US / trəˈdɪʃənl /

UK / trəˈdɪʃənəl /

A2
  • adjecitve
  • Involved in a custom or event common to a people

quality

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US / 'kwɒlətɪ /

UK / ˈkwɑlɪti /

A2
  • noun
  • Feature associated with someone or something
  • High level of worth or excellence

control

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US / kən'trəʊl /

UK / kənˈtrol /

A1
  • noun
  • A device designed to operate a machine
  • Participant in experiment that is left untouched
  • Act to dominate or command; make manageable
  • 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

promise

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US / 'prɒmɪs /

UK / ˈprɑmɪs /

A1
  • verb
  • To say you will certainly do something

stuff

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US / stʌf /

UK / stʌf /

A1
  • noun
  • Generic description for things, materials, objects
  • verb
  • To push material inside something, with force

those

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US / ðəʊz /

UK / ðoz /

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

check

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US / tʃek /

UK / tʃɛk /

A1
  • 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

difficult

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US / 'dɪfɪkəlt /

UK / ˈdɪfɪˌkʌlt, -kəlt /

A1
  • adjecitve
  • Hard; not easy; you need to work hard to do it

news

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US / nju:z /

UK / nu:z /

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

vice

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US / ˌvaɪs /

UK / ˌvaɪ.sə /

B2
  • adverb
  • used to say that what you have just said is also true in the opposite order

wonder

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US / 'wʌndə(r) /

UK / ˈwʌndɚ /

A1
  • noun
  • Surprise caused by experiencing something amazing
  • verb
  • To feel curious about something
  • To think or consider about something over time

vast

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US / vɑ:st /

UK / væst /

A2
  • adjecitve
  • Being very large in size or amount

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

haircut

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US / ˈheəˌkʌt /

UK / ˈhɛrˌkʌt /

B2
  • noun
  • Act of cutting the hair; way the hair is cut

reinvent

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US / ˌri:ɪn'vent /

UK / ˌriɪnˈvɛnt /

B1
  • verb
  • To present something in a new and interesting way

spend

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US / spend /

UK / spɛnd /

A2
  • verb
  • To use money to pay for something
  • To use time in order to do something
  • To use up something completely

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

time

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US / taɪm /

UK / taɪm /

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

worth

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US / wɜ:θ /

UK / wɚθ /

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

virginia

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US / və(:)ˈdʒinjə /

UK / vɚˈdʒɪnjə /

A1
  • other
  • A state in the eastern United States; one of the original colonies; one of the Confederate States in

why

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US / waɪ /

UK / hwaɪ, waɪ /

A1
  • adverb
  • Question word to ask for a reason
  • exclamation
  • (Used to express surprise or approval)

ambitious

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US / æmˈbɪʃəs /

UK / æmˈbɪʃəs /

A2
  • adjecitve
  • Having the desire to be successful in life, work

just

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US / dʒʌst /

UK / dʒʌst /

A1
  • 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)

report

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US / rɪ'pɔ:t /

UK / rɪˈpɔrt, ˈport /

A1
  • noun
  • Account of the necessary facts and information
  • The telling of news in the media
  • Official statement about something
  • verb
  • To submit a report or bill to the government
  • To write in a newspaper or speak on a news program
  • To state something officially
  • To officially present yourself to an authority
  • To describe something by telling it to others

talk

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US / tɔ:k /

UK / tɔk /

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

incredibly

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US / ɪnˈkredəbli /

UK / ɪnˈkrɛdəblɪ /

A2
  • adverb
  • To a great degree; very; amazingly

mine

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US / maɪn /

UK / maɪn /

A1
  • noun
  • A bomb hidden in the ground or the sea
  • Rich source of material or information
  • Place under the ground where coal, etc. is dug out
  • pronoun
  • That thing that belongs to me
  • verb
  • To place a bomb in the ground or the sea
  • To dig into the earth or sea to obtain minerals

maybe

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US / ˈmeɪbi /

UK / ˈmebi /

A1
  • adverb
  • Possibly but not certainly; perhaps

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 /

A1
  • determiner
  • Belonging to us

outbid

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US / ˌaʊtˈbɪd /

UK / aʊtˈbɪd /

C2
  • verb
  • To bid higher than others at an auction

survive

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US / sə'vaɪv /

UK / sɚˈvaɪv /

A2
  • verb
  • To continue to live despite illness or trouble

quite

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US / kwaɪt /

UK / kwaɪt /

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

whole

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US / həul /

UK / hol /

A1
  • adjecitve
  • Complete or full; all of
  • Being in a good condition
  • noun
  • Complete amount or sum; total

broadcaster

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US / ˈbrɔːdkɑːstə(r) /

UK / ˈbrɔːdkæstər /

A2
  • noun
  • Someone who broadcasts on radio or television

business

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US / ˈbɪznəs /

UK / ˈbɪznɪs /

A1
  • noun
  • A company formed for making profit
  • Matter that has to be dealt with; task; situation
  • Activity of working to make a profit

punk

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US / pʌŋk /

UK / pʌŋk /

B2
  • noun
  • Violent or criminal young man

whether

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US / ˈweðə(r) /

UK / ˈhwɛðɚ, ˈwɛð- /

A1
  • conjunction
  • If something will happen or not

convert

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US / kən'vɜ:t /

UK / kənˈvɚt /

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

deal

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US / di:l /

UK / dil /

A1
  • verb
  • To cope with something - usually troubles
  • To give (something bad e.g. news) to
  • To buy and sell illegal drugs
  • To give out (cards, etc.) to; distribute
  • To do business with someone or to sell products

fist

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US / fɪst /

UK / fɪst /

B2
  • noun
  • Tightly closed hand, as when you punch someone

now

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US / naʊ /

UK / naʊ /

A1
  • adverb
  • At the present time or moment
  • Right away or in the next possible moment
  • Used to refer to something that just happened
  • Time between the present and a moment in the past
  • conjunction
  • Resulting from or because of something

operate

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US / ˈɒpəreɪt /

UK / ˈɑ:pəreɪt /

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

sprawl

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US / sprɔ:l /

UK / sprɔl /

B2
  • verb
  • To spread out in an uncontrolled way

suite

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US / swi:t /

UK / swit /

B2
  • noun
  • Group of several shorter pieces of music
  • Set of rooms used for a particular purpose
  • A set of matching chairs and sofa

compare

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US / kəm'peə(r) /

UK / kəmˈpɛr /

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

gun

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US / ɡʌn /

UK / ɡʌn /

A2
  • noun
  • Weapon which fires bullets down a tube
  • verb
  • To suddenly make an engine run faster

really

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US / ˈri:əli /

UK / ˈriəˌli, ˈrili /

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

would

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US / wʊd /

UK / wʊd /

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

boom

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US / bu:m /

UK / bum /

B1
  • noun
  • Very fast increase in growth or popularity
  • A very loud and deep sound
  • verb
  • To experience a rapid increase in growth
  • To make a very loud and deep sound

but

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US / bət /

UK / bʌt,bət /

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

cut

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US / kʌt /

UK / kʌt /

A1
  • noun
  • Act/instance of reducing the size or amount of
  • Small opening made using a sharp object, knife
  • A wound on someone's skin caused by a sharp object
  • verb
  • To reduce the size or amount of something
  • To use knife or scissors to divide, open surfaces

especially

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US / ɪˈspeʃəli /

UK / ɛˈspɛʃəli, ɪˈspɛʃ- /

A1
  • adverb
  • More than usual; extremely

give

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US / ɡɪv /

UK / ɡɪv /

A1
  • 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 /

A1
  • 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

google

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US / 'ɡu:ɡl /

UK / 'ɡu:ɡl /

A1
  • noun
  • A widely used search engine that uses text-matching techniques to find web pages that are important
  • other
  • Search the internet (for information) using the Google search engine

life

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US / laɪf /

UK / laɪf /

A1
  • noun
  • All the living things e.g. animals, plants, humans
  • Period of time things live, from birth to death

scoop

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US / sku:p /

UK / skup /

B2
  • noun
  • An amount of e.g. ice cream taken from a whole
  • An important news story broken for the first time
  • verb
  • To dig out for a hole with a tool or hands

subscriber

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US / səbˈskraɪbə(r) /

UK / səbˈskraɪbər /

B1
  • noun
  • Person who pays a (monthly) fee to get a service

book

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US / bʊk /

UK / bʊk /

A1
  • noun
  • Thing made of pages with writing on that you read
  • verb
  • (Police) to officially record someone's crimes
  • To reserve (hotel room, etc.) in advance
  • To produce a red or yellow card to a soccer player

cash

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US / kæʃ /

UK / kæʃ /

A2
  • noun
  • Physical money (not credit card or digital)
  • verb
  • To sell or give something to get money

span

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US / spæn /

UK / spæn /

B1
  • noun
  • Distance between two supports of a bridge
  • Period of time that something continues for
  • other
  • Periods of time that something continues for
  • verb
  • To go across a certain distance between things
  • To cover or extend over a time period

want

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US / wɔnt /

UK / wɑnt, wɔnt /

A1
  • noun
  • Something you desire or wish for
  • State or condition of poverty
  • verb
  • To desire or wish for something; hope for a thing

become

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US / bɪ'kʌm /

UK / bɪˈkʌm /

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

facebook

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US / 'feɪsbʊk /

UK / 'feɪsbʊk /

A1
  • intransitive verb
  • Spend time using the social media application Facebook.

reminiscent

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US / ˌremɪˈnɪsnt /

UK / ˌrɛməˈnɪsənt /

B2
  • adjecitve
  • Suggestive of; tending to remind you of

same

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US / seɪm /

UK / sem /

A1
  • adjecitve
  • Being equal in quality and amount
  • Identical; not different
  • Not changing; constant

admire

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US / əd'maɪə(r) /

UK / ædˈmaɪr /

A2
  • verb
  • To feel respect or wonder toward someone

benjamin

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US / ˈbendʒəmin /

UK / ˈbɛndʒəmən /

A1
  • proper noun
  • (in the Bible) a Hebrew patriarch, the youngest son of Jacob and Rachel (Gen. 35:18, 42, etc.).

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

landscape

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US / 'lændskeɪp /

UK / ˈlændˌskep /

B1
  • noun
  • Area or scene of activity, especially in politics
  • Picture of natural scenery in a place
  • View of a (beautiful) country area or scene
  • verb
  • To make gardens that improve an area of land

recent

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US / 'ri:snt /

UK / ˈrisənt /

A1
  • adjecitve
  • Happening or beginning not long ago

stocking

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US / ˈstɒkɪŋ /

UK / ˈstɑ:kɪŋ /

B2
  • noun
  • A mesh net worn over the whole leg by women
  • verb
  • To keep some of, as items for sale

before

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US / bɪˈfɔ:(r) /

UK / bɪˈfɔr,-ˈfor /

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

careful

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US / ˈkeəfl /

UK / ˈkerfl /

A2
  • adjecitve
  • Trying not to make mistakes; working slowly

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

information

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US / ˌɪnfəˈmeɪʃn /

UK / ˌɪnfɚˈmeʃən /

A1
  • noun
  • Collection of facts and details about something

last

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US / lɑ:st /

UK / læst /

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

part

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US / pɑ:t /

UK / pɑ:rt /

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

without

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US / wɪˈðaʊt /

UK / wɪðˈaʊt, wɪθ- /

A1
  • preposition
  • Not with; not having

challenge

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US / 'tʃælɪndʒ /

UK / ˈtʃæləndʒ /

A2
  • noun
  • An activity you wish to try that may be hard to do
  • Act of formally inviting someone to compete
  • A question to determine correctness of something
  • verb
  • To formally invite someone to compete at something
  • To question the correctness of something

draw

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US / drɔ: /

UK / drɔ /

A1
  • noun
  • Something that attracts people to visit a place
  • A lottery or prize
  • Result of a game, contest where the score is equal
  • verb
  • To attract attention to someone or something
  • To get closer to or approach something or someone
  • To influence a person's involvement in something
  • To move an object by pulling
  • To create an image using pen or pencil and paper
  • To take one thing out of a container, etc.
  • (Of 2 teams) to finish a game with the same score

decade

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US / ˈdekeɪd /

UK / ˈdɛkˌed, dɛˈked /

B1
  • noun
  • Period of 10 years

fashion

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US / 'fæʃn /

UK / ˈfæʃən /

A2
  • noun
  • Style of dress or activity popular at some time
  • Industry that creates new styles of clothes
  • Way of behaving; manner
  • Trend that is popular at a given time
  • Way of doing something; manner
  • verb
  • To make things into a particular shape

full

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US / fʊl /

UK / fʊl /

A1
  • adjecitve
  • Containing all the parts; complete
  • Containing or holding as much as possible
  • Having had enough food
  • adverb
  • In a direct manner; completely

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

organize

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US / ˈɔ:gənaɪz /

UK / ˈɔ:rgənaɪz /

A1
  • verb
  • To arrange and plan things, e.g. a party

collapse

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US / kə'læps /

UK / kəˈlæps /

B1
  • verb
  • To fold (e.g. a stroller) down to make it smaller
  • To suddenly fall down or break apart into pieces
  • To fall down suddenly due to being ill or tired

his

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US / hɪz /

UK / hɪz /

A1
  • pronoun
  • Something belonging to a male person

process

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US / prə'ses /

UK / ˈprɑsˌɛs, ˈproˌsɛs /

A2
  • noun
  • Dealing with official forms in the way required
  • Set of changes that occur slowly and naturally
  • verb
  • To organize and use data in a computer
  • To deal with official forms in the way required
  • To prepare by treating something in a certain way
  • To adopt a set of actions that produce a result
  • To convert by putting something through a machine

sad

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US / sæd /

UK / sæd /

A1
  • adjecitve
  • Unhappy; wishing something hadn't happened

social

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US / ˈsəuʃəl /

UK / ˈsoʃəl /

A1
  • adjecitve
  • Involving activity with people, e.g. in free time
  • Liking being with other people; friendly
  • Living together and depending on each other

publication

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US / ˌpʌblɪˈkeɪʃn /

UK / ˌpʌblɪˈkeʃən /

A2
  • noun
  • Process of producing a book, magazine
  • Written work that has been printed and issued

upon

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US / əˈpɔn, əpən /

UK / əˈpɑn, əˈpɔn /

A1
  • preposition
  • More formal term for 'on'

with

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US / wɪð /

UK / wɪð, wɪθ /

A1
  • 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

tech

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US / tek /

UK / tɛk /

A2
  • noun
  • Shortened form of 'technology' or 'technician'

away

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US / ə'weɪ /

UK / əˈwe /

A1
  • adjecitve
  • Not present
  • adverb
  • Disappear completely
  • Doing something with a lot of energy
  • Not here; far from here; in a different direction
  • To a different area, location

group

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US / ɡru:p /

UK / ɡrup /

A1
  • noun
  • Two or more musicians who play music together
  • Number of people or things gathered together
  • verb
  • To combine or collect objects or people together

monetize

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US / 'mʌnɪtaɪz /

UK / 'mʌnəˌtaɪz /

C2
  • verb
  • To make money from your invention or ideas

world

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US / wɜ:ld /

UK / wɜrld /

A1
  • noun
  • All the humans, events, activities on the earth
  • Political division due to some kind of similarity

young

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US / jʌŋ /

UK / jʌŋ /

A1
  • adjecitve
  • At an early stage of existence; not mature
  • Being recently created or started
  • noun
  • Babies in a group or family of animals

chapter

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US / ˈtʃæptə(r) /

UK / ˈtʃæptɚ /

A1
  • noun
  • Small local group forming part of a larger one
  • One of the main sections of a book
  • Period or time in your life, e.g. your childhood

extraordinary

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US / ɪkˈstrɔ:dnri /

UK / ɪkˈstrɔ:rdəneri /

B1
  • adjecitve
  • Beyond what is ordinary; very unusual; remarkable

focus

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US / 'fəʊkəs /

UK / ˈfokəs /

A2
  • noun
  • Main purpose or center of interest or activity
  • verb
  • To see clearly by adjusting your eyes or a camera
  • To keep your attention, concentration on one thing

lender

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US / ˈlendə(r) /

UK / ˈlendər /

A2
  • noun
  • Person or business that lends money

remember

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US / rɪ'membə(r) /

UK / rɪˈmɛmbɚ /

A1
  • verb
  • To give someone a gift, e.g. birthday, wedding
  • To hold a thought in your mind to not forget it
  • To bring a previous image or idea to your mind

scene

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US / si:n /

UK / sin /

A2
  • 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

choice

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US / tʃɔɪs /

UK / tʃɔɪs /

A1
  • adjecitve
  • Of good quality or taste; desirable
  • noun
  • Decision between two or more possibilities

mtv

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US / ˌem tiː 'viː /

UK / ˌem ti 'vi /

A1
  • proper noun
  • A cable and satellite television channel which broadcasts popular music and promotional music videos

onto

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US / ˈɒntə /

UK / ˈɑnˌtu, -tə, ˈɔn- /

A1
  • preposition
  • Towards a certain direction/into a certain area

twitter

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US / ˈtwɪtə(r) /

UK / ˈtwɪtɚ /

C2
  • noun
  • An online messaging system
  • verb
  • To make small chattering sounds, like some birds

bear

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US / bɛː /

UK / bɛr /

A2
  • noun
  • Large brown animal with fur that lives in forests
  • Someone who expects stock market to fall
  • verb
  • To accept (responsibilities or duties)
  • To give birth to a child; to produce fruit
  • To accept or suffer the weight of difficulties
  • To keep moving left or right while going forward
  • To show (sign of something)
  • To support the weight of something, e.g. a bridge

clear

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US / klɪə(r) /

UK / klɪr /

A1
  • adjecitve
  • Empty; without anything in it or on it
  • Being certain and without doubt
  • Being without any streaks, spots, or cracks
  • Easy to understand; well-explained; obvious
  • adverb
  • Completely; entirely; through the whole of
  • Away from; free from
  • verb
  • To recover from or remove a problem
  • To get rid of the entire contents of
  • To give permission for something to happen
  • To make a place or surface empty by removing
  • To prove that someone is not guilty or to blame

gather

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US / ˈgæðə(r) /

UK / ˈɡæðɚ /

A2
  • noun
  • Fold in cloth, as in a full skirt
  • verb
  • To bring objects together into one place
  • (Of liquids) To come to a head, as in boil
  • To collect foods such as wild berries or crops
  • To increase or accumulate
  • To bring people, animals together into a group
  • To activate strength, courage to prepare for task
  • To understand or believe some information

hand

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US / hænd /

UK / hænd /

A1
  • noun
  • Cards given to a player in a card game
  • Piece of a clock that points to the time
  • Someone who performs physical tasks or work
  • Body part at the end of a person's arm
  • Help for someone performing a particular action
  • Condition of having power or influence
  • Member of the crew of a ship
  • verb
  • To give something to someone personally

iteration

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US / ˌɪtəˈreɪʃn /

UK / ˌɪtəˈreʃən /

C1
  • noun
  • Single execution of a repeated set of instructions

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

problem

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US / ˈprɒbləm /

UK / ˈprɑbləm /

A1
  • adjecitve
  • Causing trouble
  • noun
  • Something difficult to deal with or causes trouble
  • Question to show understanding of a math concept

competition

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US / ˌkɒmpəˈtɪʃn /

UK / ˌkɑmpɪˈtɪʃən /

A2
  • noun
  • Fighting against others to win something

cream

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US / kri:m /

UK / krim /

B1
  • adjecitve
  • Pale color that is yellowish white
  • noun
  • Type of a thick beauty product used on the skin
  • Thick liquid rubbed into the skin
  • The top part of milk when left standing
  • verb
  • To defeat someone with ease
  • To have added cream
  • To mix together into a thick substance or liquid

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 /

A1
  • noun
  • Very short or brief period of time
  • A particular period in time

here

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US / hɪə(r) /

UK / hɪr /

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

integration

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US / ˌɪntɪ'ɡreɪʃn /

UK / ˌɪntɪˈɡreʃən /

B1
  • noun
  • Act of bringing things together into a whole

new

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US / nju: /

UK / nu, nju /

A1
  • adjecitve
  • Not old, recently born, built or made
  • Being or doing something for the first time
  • Not felt, seen or known previously
  • Having been recently bought or obtained

lose

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US / lu:z /

UK / luz /

A1
  • 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')

occupy

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US / 'ɒkjʊpaɪ /

UK / ˈɑkjəˌpaɪ /

A2
  • verb
  • To enter and take control of land/property
  • To fill a time, a space, or an area
  • To live in a particular building
  • To fill someone's thoughts or make a person busy

small

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US / smɔ:l /

UK / smɔl /

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

try

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  • Act of putting the ball over the rugby goal line
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  • To make an effort, to attempt to do something
  • To examine someone or something in a court of law
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  • To examine something to see if it works

feel

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  • To be aware of or experience an emotion, sensation
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listen

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  • To carefully consider what someone is saying

bidder

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  • Person who offers an amount to buy something

braggadocio

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  • Vain and empty boasting

certain

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

disney

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  • Reminiscent of a film or theme park created by the Walt Disney Company, especially in being simplifi
  • Denoting a noncustodial parent who, when spending time with their child or children, indulges them w

develop

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  • To explain something in steps and in detail
  • To create or think of something
  • To grow bigger, more complex, or more advanced
  • To make a photograph from film

day

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

explain

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  • To make clear or easy to understand by describing

point

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

revenue

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

switch

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  • A change or shift from one method to another
  • Thing you move to turn electrical items on or off
  • Thin flexible piece of wood or stick
  • verb
  • To exchange or replace something for another thing

sure

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  • adjecitve
  • Having no doubts about something
  • Have confidence in your own words or actions
  • Firmly established or held; being firm or stable
  • Being correct or true
  • adverb
  • What you say to agree willingly

actually

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

digital

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  • adjecitve
  • Using electronic signals or computers

sell

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

use

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  • Ability to employ something
  • Need to enable it to work
  • Permission to do something with something
  • Act of spending money
  • Operation of a machine for its function
  • verb
  • To have; to eat, drink, consume etc.
  • To need to operate or work
  • To operate a machine, e.g. a computer
  • To treat a person badly
  • To do something with, for a task or purpose

write

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  • To compose letters and words on paper or a screen
  • To invent or create a computer program
  • To create a song or piece of music

consortium

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  • Group formed with the purpose to work together

contain

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  • To keep something from spreading
  • To hold something inside something else

global

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

once

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  • One time; one instance
  • At a time in the past
  • conjunction
  • When; as soon as

probably

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  • adverb
  • That is likely to happen or be true

million

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  • number
  • 1,000,000

after

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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

already

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  • adverb
  • Having happened or been done before this time

always

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  • For a very long time
  • At all times; in every situation
  • For ever

appear

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  • To be seen, become visible; come into sight
  • To seem to be
  • To act in a play, movie, or be mentioned in media

cook

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

fresh

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  • 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

indispensable

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  • Being essential and hard to live without

lay

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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

itself

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  • Referring to it

many

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  • Used to refer a large number of things

will

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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

paramount

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  • adjecitve
  • More important/significant than all other things

should

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  • Used to indicate what is proper or reasonable

sort

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  • Group or class of similar things or people
  • verb
  • To organize things by putting them into groups
  • To deal with things in an organized way

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  • Price of something, determined by expert
  • Judgment of how good something is

print

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  • noun
  • Process of making books, magazines etc.
  • verb
  • To make many copies of a page, magazine or book
  • To write individual letters by hand in capitals

bankruptcy

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  • noun
  • State of having no money and unable to pay debts

cutter

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  • noun
  • A special tool used for cutting things

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  • adjecitve
  • Being sad, sick, or unhappy
  • Not operating, working, or functioning as expected
  • adverb
  • In a sitting or lying position
  • Towards or on the ground, floor, or bottom
  • Written or copied onto a piece of paper or book
  • noun
  • A period of play in American Football
  • The soft, smooth hairs that cover a bird's body
  • preposition
  • Along something's path, course, or direction
  • Going from a higher position to a lower position
  • verb
  • To eat or drink very quickly and without stopping

search

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  • noun
  • Examination of person to find something
  • Action to find an answer to a problem
  • Action of trying to find someone or something
  • verb
  • To examine a person's clothing to find something
  • To look for an answer or explanation to a problem
  • To look carefully for someone or something

then

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  • adverb
  • A time that is not now
  • Following another thing in time or arrangement
  • Following on reasonably from what was just stated
  • At that time, not now

hard

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  • 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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  • 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

medium

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  • noun
  • Method of expressing ideas or feelings
  • Something available in a middle size or condition
  • Person who claims to communicate with the dead

fox

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  • 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

fund

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  • noun
  • Money collected, saved, or provided for a purpose
  • A specific account into which you put money
  • verb
  • To supply money for something

anyone

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  • pronoun
  • Any person

boundary

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  • noun
  • A division or border to separate two areas

attract

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

find

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  • noun
  • Object discovered by chance
  • Things that have been discovered from searching
  • verb
  • To become aware of something that is happening
  • To discover or meet by chance
  • To decide if someone is guilty of a crime, or not
  • To learn through study, research, or effort
  • To discover something by looking for it

exceed

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  • verb
  • To be greater in number, degree than something
  • To go above or beyond a limit or rule

enough

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

lesson

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  • noun
  • Something done to learn or teach something; class
  • Wisdom or knowledge received from an experience

mean

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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

offer

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

montreal

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

restrain

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  • verb
  • To limit, restrict, or keep under control

total

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  • adjecitve
  • Complete
  • noun
  • Whole number or amount of something
  • verb
  • To damage a car beyond repair

happen

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  • verb
  • To take place or occur

catch

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  • noun
  • Amount of something that has been caught
  • Trick or something trying to deceive
  • verb
  • To stop something flying and hold it
  • To stop something and not let it go, e.g. animals
  • To get sick or get a disease from someone else
  • To find someone to do something, a task
  • To get stuck on or in something
  • To be trapped so you can’t escape
  • To be able to understand what someone is saying

bunch

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  • noun
  • A group of things of the same kind
  • verb
  • To group people or things closely together
  • (Cloth) to gather/be gathered together in folds

interesting

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  • adjecitve
  • Taking your attention; making you want to know
  • verb
  • To make someone want to know about something
  • To persuade to do, become involved with something

mainstream

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

guest

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  • adjecitve
  • Referring to people visiting or staying at a place
  • noun
  • Person invited to visit or stay in someone's home
  • Paying customer at a hotel or restaurant

tell

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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

york

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

about

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  • adverb
  • To be ready to; going to
  • Nearly; approximately; roughly
  • Near; next to; close to
  • In every direction; in the area of
  • preposition
  • Concerning or of (a topic)

different

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

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  • The round part of the eye

even

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

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

people

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

reaction

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

that

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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’

what

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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

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  • verb
  • To no longer see because it's not there any more

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

right

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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

she

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  • pronoun
  • Female person or animal mentioned before
  • (Refers to female person mentioned before)
  • Introduction to Video Content
  • Vice Media, once a prominent name in new media, has filed for bankruptcy protection as part of a proposed deal to sell to a consortium of lenders. This move marks a significant downfall for the company, which had a valuation in the billions just a few years ago. Similar to BuzzFeed and Vox, Vice Media has faced challenges in recent times. BuzzFeed recently cut its award-winning news operation, while Vox is laying off staff across its business. The competition from traditional media groups and the dominance of digital advertising platforms, such as Meta, have contributed to the difficulties faced by these new media companies.
    Vice Media has had a unique journey, starting as a punk magazine in Montreal and evolving into a digital media brand with its own TV channel. Its most recent phase saw the company transform into a global organization with offices worldwide. The current situation involves a bankruptcy sale, where Vice Media has filed for bankruptcy and is undertaking a 363 process. This process includes the company having a stalking horse bidder, who has agreed to acquire Vice for $225 million, a significant decrease from its previous valuation of $6 billion. The sale process will continue for the next 55 days, during which other bidders have the opportunity to offer a higher price for Vice Media.
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  • Vice Media was once one of the hottest names in new media.
  • They've just filed for bankruptcy protection ahead of a proposed deal to sell off to a consortium of lenders.
  • It's an extraordinary collapse.
  • Just a few years ago, they had a multi-billion dollar valuation as investors looked to this swashbuckling approach to news and the young audiences it was attracting.
  • But of late, these groups have found it hard going.
  • Last month, BuzzFeed cut its award-winning news operation, and Vox is now laying off staff across its business.
  • It's part what down to the competition coming from the traditional media groups, but it's also the tight grip that groups like Meta have on digital advertising.
  • Benjamin Mullin, media reporter for the New York Times, gave us his reaction to the news.
  • One of the really interesting things about Vice, to your point, is that it's had so many different lives.
  • It started out as a punk magazine in Montreal and then sort of changed a little bit to become a digital media brand with a TV channel.
  • And then I would say sort of like its most recent iteration is sort of this sprawling global company with offices all around the world.
  • So it's really reinvented itself over the course of several decades.
  • So what's happening is what's called a bankruptcy sale.
  • So the company has filed for bankruptcy.
  • It's running a 363 process, which basically means the company has a stocking horse bidder.
  • So a company has agreed to acquire Vice for $225 million, which is quite a haircut compared to its, at your point, $6 billion valuation.
  • And that sale process is gonna go on for the next 55 days or so.
  • So if a bidder comes in and says, we actually think Vice is worth more than $225 million, that initial bidder would be outbid.
  • Chris Morris, I remember when Vice News came onto the scene.
  • For me, it was probably Crimea in 2013, 14, and they really did push the boundaries.
  • They were sort of fearless in their reporting.
  • They were gun and run.
  • They were on DSLR cameras.
  • It brought this whole new way of approaching a subject and really challenged what we do.
  • So why are they not successful?
  • Yeah, I mean, you're right.
  • I mean, not just Vice.
  • You mentioned BuzzFeed before.
  • Similarly, they just felt much more fresh than many of the traditional media that you and I were appearing on.
  • It was a new approach.
  • It just felt different.
  • I mean, for example, Vice brought back the idea of longer form foreign coverage into TV news when it appeared to be going out of fashion.
  • Why are they not being successful?
  • I think you've already said it.
  • It just shows how hard it is to make progress in the world of digital publishing, especially when you have the big tech companies creaming off all the advertising revenue.
  • These companies tried different things.
  • You heard that Vice kept reinventing itself, but in the end, it simply wasn't making enough money to survive.
  • This is it, Joel, isn't it?
  • We're at sort of saturation point at the moment with new media, and it's, I mean, even Elon Musk at Twitter is finding the same issue.
  • How do you monetize what is a very successful product?
  • I remember back in the tech boom in the late 90s when all these companies were making money, hand over fist or so we thought, and then overnight, poof, they disappeared and collapsed, and it has a reminiscent feel to that right now where the search for dollars,
  • The search for converting eyeballs into cash is still a goal that is very elusive, and of course, after the tech crash a few years later, Facebook and Google come out of nowhere.
  • They begin to grow.
  • Now they dominate the landscape.
  • Who knows what's gonna happen next?
  • People love their media, love their social media, love their information, love gathering the news from all different sources, but it does seem like an incredibly difficult space to make dollars in, and we're gonna be worse off without Vice and without BuzzFeed and their kinds of integration of scoops and new media and real classic journalism.
  • It's gonna be a bit less interesting to read the news for at least the near term.
  • Do you think, Chris, it's, I mean, you were formerly of this parish, so you know how we've sort of evolved and where traditional media organisations are going.
  • I just wonder if they've caught up because we used to invite Vice News to meetings here and they would talk to us about what they do, but clearly the traditional broadcasters are evolving into the space that was occupied by new media.
  • They are to some extent, yeah, and I think it's harder to make money in journalism full stop.
  • There's less money in journalism full stop, and that is partly because the social media revolution means that everyone can broadcast to anyone around the world simply by switching on their mobile phone,
  • And so you've got to be pretty good to cut through the noise.
  • There's so much information out there, and I think the danger is that the good stuff sometimes gets lost.
  • Definitely, those new companies like Vice a decade or so ago were offering something differently, but you're, something different, but I think you're right that the bigger, more traditional, better funded organisations,
  • Whether it be the BBC here, the big networks in the US and so on, they moved on to that territory and they're trying to experiment now with looking a bit more relevant to the way they think their audiences are developing.
  • A view from David Fokenclick, he's the NPR media correspondent.
  • We had a bit of a problem getting hold of you, David, but you're there now.
  • I don't know if you were listening in on this discussion, but I mean, there is a hope that the sale will give the company a new lease of life, but it seems to me it's going to have to be a very different company.
  • Oh, it's going to certainly be a humbled one internally, and it's going to have a much smaller footprint.
  • I mean, this was a company that had operated with a braggadocio and real, a kind of swagger, but also infused with just an enormous amount of money, as I'm sure your other guests have mentioned, from the likes of Disney,
  • Of James Murdoch and separately of Fox Corp now, and of other major investors less well-known to your audience, but nonetheless certainly well-heeled.
  • And without that money to just sort of experiment and try and spend, they're not going to be able to span the world in the way that they once were.
  • They did very ambitious work.
  • They were at once deeply irresponsible in certain chapters of their existence, at the same time doing some wonderful reporting and trepid investigating of what happened away from people's gaze.
  • You think back to the Charlottesville riots, racist riots in Virginia in 2017, I believe it was, maybe a bit later.
  • And they had reporters really going in with some of those figures in that movement to explain not only the hatred, but the organizing and the focus that was brought to bear to make that come to life.
  • I have a lot that I admire about Vice, even as they approached the world in a very different way than your news organization and mine.
  • Yeah, no, I think all journalists had a lot of admiration for them.
  • But, you know, we were just saying that you've got Vice that have gone, BuzzFeed's gone, Vox are cutting, Paramount Media called time on MTV News.
  • Don't we want these brands?
  • And shouldn't we not be asking about who controls digital advertising?
  • I mean, can we just have digital advertising in the hands of Google and Meta, or do we need to find a better way to fund these organizations?
  • I kind of want to check all of the above.
  • Like, I don't feel there should be only any one path at the moment.
  • The sad thing is I don't think there's any clear cut cooking cutter path that, you know, a bunch of digital entrepreneurs can point to and say, ah, we can make money doing high quality news with an interesting voice in this way,
  • In the digital space.
  • It's not clear to me.
  • I mean, Vox, which was in some ways the least sexy of the bunch, is still, you know, ambling along gently, but it's much more contained and restrained ambitions.
  • They also acquired New York Magazine, which is both a print publication and a brand, but also has a suite of digital verticals off that.
  • But it's been much more tempered and careful with how it's spent its money and how it's gone about things.
  • And I think that's a lesson as well.
  • But, you know, to think, you know, Jill Abramson, the former New York Times editor-in-chief, or executive editor, wrote a book called Merchants of Truth, in which she chronicled both the rise of Vice and BuzzFeed,
  • But also some older, the progress of some of our older mainstream news organizations.
  • And it turns out the New York Times, her old shop, is more indispensable than those digital disruptors, which promised to shake up the game and tell the New York Times how it should be played.
  • Actually, New York Times has taken lessons from them, but, you know, it's now exceeded 10 million paid digital total subscribers.
  • And it's focusing on 15, maybe 20 million, ultimately, in just a few years to come.
  • So the funny thing is, I want there to be all of the above.
  • I love MTV News, which I remember from my youth to have survived, but I'm not saying any one brand has to endure.
  • I just want there to be a vast choice for people to draw upon.
  • Yeah, evolving into their space.
  • That's the power of the big companies, isn't it?
  • David Ferguson, good to talk to you always.
  • Thank you very much.