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Why Ireland Is So Important to President Biden | WSJ

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alive

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US / ə'laɪv /

UK / əˈlaɪv /

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  • adjecitve
  • Living; not dead

before

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US / bɪˈfɔ:(r) /

UK / bɪˈfɔr,-ˈfor /

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

island

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US / ˈaɪlənd /

UK / ˈaɪlənd /

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  • noun
  • Area of land that is surrounded by water

hyperbole

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US / haɪˈpɜ:bəli /

UK / haɪˈpɜ:rbəli /

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  • noun
  • Figure of speech using exaggeration for emphasis

have

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US / həv /

UK / hæv /

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

part

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US / pɑ:t /

UK / pɑ:rt /

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  • 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

tonight

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US / təˈnaɪt /

UK / təˈnaɪt /

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

see

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US / si: /

UK / si /

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

conversation

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US / ˌkɒnvəˈseɪʃn /

UK / ˌkɑnvɚˈseʃən /

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  • noun
  • Talking with other people; discussion or chat

hear

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US / hɪə(r) /

UK / hɪr /

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  • 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

history

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US / 'hɪstrɪ /

UK / ˈhɪstəri /

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  • noun
  • Established pattern or record
  • Study of past events as an academic subject

enjoy

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US / ɪnˈdʒɔɪ /

UK / ɛnˈdʒɔɪ /

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  • verb
  • To take pleasure in something

know

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US / nəʊ /

UK / noʊ /

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

moment

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US / 'məʊmənt /

UK / 'moʊmənt /

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

often

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US / ˈɔfən /

UK / ˈɔfən,ˈɑfən,ˈɔftən,ˈɑf- /

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  • adverb
  • Many times; frequently; on many occasions

his

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US / hɪz /

UK / hɪz /

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  • pronoun
  • Something belonging to a male person

with

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US / wɪð /

UK / wɪð, wɪθ /

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  • preposition
  • As an employee of a certain company
  • Against something or someone
  • By using something as a means
  • Due to; because of
  • Including
  • Possessing as a feature
  • Related to
  • (Of the manner/attitude by which you do something)
  • Used to express that people or things are together

mouth

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US / maʊθ /

UK / maʊθ /

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  • noun
  • Hole in the face used for eating and talking
  • Opening of a container such as a bottle
  • Area where a river enters a large body of water
  • verb
  • To say words without speaking

world

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US / wɜ:ld /

UK / wɜrld /

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

remember

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US / rɪ'membə(r) /

UK / rɪˈmɛmbɚ /

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  • 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

either

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US / ˈaɪðə(r) /

UK / ˈiðɚ, ˈaɪðɚ /

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  • adjecitve
  • One of two (used when there is a choice of two)
  • adverb
  • (After negative statements) likewise, in addition
  • conjunction
  • Used as the first of two connected things
  • determiner
  • Used as the first of two connected things
  • pronoun
  • The one or the other

here

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US / hɪə(r) /

UK / hɪr /

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

new

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US / nju: /

UK / nu, nju /

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

already

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US / ɔ:lˈredi /

UK / ɔlˈrɛdi /

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  • adverb
  • Having happened or been done before this time

after

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US / 'ɑ:ftə(r) /

UK / ˈæftɚ /

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

bouncy

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US / ˈbaʊnsi /

UK / ˈbaʊnsi /

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  • adjecitve
  • Easily returning to previous state or position

describe

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US / dɪ'skraɪb /

UK / dɪˈskraɪb /

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  • verb
  • To tell the appearance, sound, smell of something

many

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US / 'menɪ /

UK / ˈmɛni /

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  • determiner
  • Used to refer a large number of things

past

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US / pɑ:st /

UK / pæst /

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

side

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US / saɪd /

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

too

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US / tu: /

UK / tu /

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

continue

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US / kən'tɪnju: /

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  • verb
  • To do something without stopping, or after pausing
  • To start doing again after a break, pause, or stop

sort

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US / sɔ:t /

UK / sɔrt /

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  • noun
  • 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

soft

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US / sɒft /

UK / sɔft, sɑft /

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  • adjecitve
  • Having flowing curves rather than sharp edges
  • Easy to press, bend or cut; not hard or firm
  • Showing a sympathetic and gentle heart
  • Not rough to the touch; light in feel
  • (Of lights, music) not too bright; not too loud

visit

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US / ˈvɪzɪt /

UK / ˈvɪzɪt /

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  • noun
  • Trip to a place for a time, usually for a reason
  • verb
  • To go to a place for a time, usually for a reason

day

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US / deɪ /

UK / de /

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

palestinian

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US / ˌpælɪˈstɪnɪən /

UK / ˌpælɪˈstɪniən /

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

speak

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US / spi:k /

UK / spik /

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

write

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US / raɪt /

UK / raɪt /

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  • verb
  • 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

use

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US / ju:s /

UK / ju:s /

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  • noun
  • 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

once

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US / wʌns /

UK / wʌns /

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

poet

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US / ˈpəʊɪt /

UK / ˈpoʊət /

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  • noun
  • Person who writes poems

obviously

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US / ˈɒbviəsli /

UK / ˈɑːbviəsli /

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  • adverb
  • In a way that is obvious/easy to see or understand

wait

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US / weɪt /

UK / wet /

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

yield

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US / ji:ld /

UK / jild /

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  • noun
  • Amount of crops grown
  • Amount of profit you make
  • verb
  • To bend or break because of a strong force
  • To give way to someone or something else
  • To produce, usually in agriculture or business
  • To produce a certain amount of profit; result in
  • To total to a certain amount, as in a calculation

emerald

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US / ˈemərəld /

UK / ˈɛmərəld, ˈɛmrəld /

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  • noun
  • Green-colored gemstone

historical

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US / /

UK / /

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  • adjecitve
  • Connected with the past

grace

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US / ɡreɪs /

UK / ɡres /

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  • noun
  • Dignified polite behavior, as when things go badly
  • God's kindness shown to people
  • Movement that is smooth and attractive
  • Person's name
  • verb
  • To make a place look more attractive

not

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US / nɒt /

UK / nɑt /

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

our

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US / 'aʊə(r) /

UK / aʊr /

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  • determiner
  • Belonging to us

themselves

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US / ðəmˈselvz /

UK / ðɛmˈsɛlvz, ðəm- /

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  • pronoun
  • Reflexive form of 'they'

george

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US / dʒɔ:dʒ /

UK / dʒɔ:dʒ /

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  • noun
  • Christian martyr; patron saint of England; hero of the legend of Saint George and the Dragon in whic

want

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US / wɔnt /

UK / wɑnt, wɔnt /

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

establish

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US / ɪˈstæblɪʃ /

UK / ɪˈstæblɪʃ /

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  • verb
  • To set or create something to last for a long time
  • To use facts, evidence to show truth or clarity

address

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US / ə'dres /

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  • noun
  • Exact street location of a place
  • A formal speech to a group of people
  • verb
  • To write the place someone lives on a letter
  • To refer to someone or something formally
  • To make a formal speech to a group of people
  • To try to find a solution to; think about

democratic

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US / ˌdeməˈkrætɪk /

UK / ˌdɛməˈkrætɪk /

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  • adjecitve
  • (Of government) giving the people power, a vote
  • Having certain aspects of democracy

opportunity

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US / ˌɒpə'tju:nətɪ /

UK / ˌɑpɚˈtunɪti, -ˈtju- /

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  • noun
  • Time, situation when a thing might be done; chance

can

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US / kæn /

UK / kən,kæn /

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  • 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

heritage

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US / 'herɪtɪdʒ /

UK / ˈhɛrɪtɪdʒ /

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  • noun
  • Traditional beliefs or customs of a culture

pride

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US / praɪd /

UK / praɪd /

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  • noun
  • Sense of your own importance and worth
  • verb
  • To be proud of something you did

towards

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US / tə'wɔ:dz /

UK / 'təuədz, twɔ:dz /

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  • preposition
  • In the direction of someone or something

ancestral

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US / ænˋsestrəl /

UK / ænˋsestrəl /

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  • adjecitve
  • Concerning dead relatives

deal

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US / di:l /

UK / dil /

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  • 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

experience

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US / ɪk'spɪərɪəns /

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  • noun
  • Thing a person has done or that happened to them
  • An event at which you learned something
  • Knowledge gained by living life, doing new things
  • verb
  • To gain knowledge by doing things

friend

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US / frend /

UK / frɛnd /

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  • noun
  • Person who you like and enjoy being with

now

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US / naʊ /

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

narrator

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US / nəˈreɪtə(r) /

UK / ner.eɪ.tɚ /

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  • noun
  • Person or character who tells a story

leader

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US / ˈli:də(r) /

UK / ˈlidɚ /

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  • noun
  • Person who is in charge of a group or task
  • Person or group who is currently winning

really

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US / ˈri:əli /

UK / ˈriəˌli, ˈrili /

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

apply

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US / ə'plaɪ /

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

but

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US / bət /

UK / bʌt,bət /

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  • conjunction
  • Used before you say something different, opposite

good

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US / ɡʊd /

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

rightly

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US / ˈraɪtli /

UK / ˈraɪtli /

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  • adverb
  • In accordance with what is right

happy

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US / ˈhæpi /

UK / ˈhæpi /

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  • adjecitve
  • Feeling pleasure or joy; glad

this

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US / ðɪs /

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  • adjecitve
  • Used to indicate something already been discussed
  • Used to indicate something happening around now
  • adverb
  • An indication by a physical motion or gesture
  • A specific amount of
  • determiner
  • Person, thing, or idea near you
  • pronoun
  • Person, thing that has already been discussed

tradition

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US / trəˈdɪʃn /

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  • noun
  • An event, custom or way common to a people or race
  • Way of thinking or behaving used for a long time

horse

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US / hɔ:s /

UK / hɔ:rs /

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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

state

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US / steɪt /

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

teach

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US / ti:tʃ /

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  • verb
  • To help someone learn or do something

big

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US / bɪɡ /

UK / bɪɡ /

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  • adjecitve
  • Popular
  • Serious
  • Large

parliament

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US / ˈpɑ:ləmənt /

UK / ˈpɑrləmənt /

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  • noun
  • Elected officials who govern a country (in the UK)
  • Period when the Uk government is in session

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

verbal

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US / ˈvə:bəl /

UK / ˈvɚbəl /

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  • adjecitve
  • Concerning verbs
  • Using speech, rather than being written
  • noun
  • Word that is made from a verb

although

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US / ɔ:lˈðəu /

UK / ɔlˈðo /

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  • conjunction
  • Despite the fact that; however

fair

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US / feə(r) /

UK / fɛr /

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  • adjecitve
  • Neither very good nor very bad; average
  • (Of skin) light colored; not dark
  • Quite good; quite a lot
  • Treating all people the same way
  • (Of hair) light colored; blonde
  • (Of weather) sunny; not raining
  • noun
  • Event for companies to show their products
  • Event to sell things to help a charity

john

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US / dʒɔn /

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  • noun
  • A toilet.
  • A prostitute's client.
  • proper noun
  • (1165–1216), son of Henry II and Eleanor of Aquitaine; king of England 1199–1216; known as John Lack
  • The name of six kings of Portugal.

lucky

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US / 'lʌkɪ /

UK / ˈlʌki /

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  • adjecitve
  • Fortunate; having good things happen by chance

other

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US / 'ʌðə(r) /

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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

power

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US / 'paʊə(r) /

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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

one

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US / wʌn /

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

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

root

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US / ru:t /

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  • noun
  • Emotional connection with a place, history etc.
  • The origin or starting place of something
  • A number that is multiplied by itself
  • Part of plant growing underground, as to get water
  • Part of tooth, hair etc. from which the rest grows
  • Base part of a word to which affixes can be added
  • verb
  • To cause a plant to develop or grow roots
  • (Animals) to search for e.g. food in earth
  • To stop someone moving, as through fear

abroad

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US / əˈbrɔ:d /

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  • adverb
  • In or to a foreign country

also

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US / 'ɔ:lsəʊ /

UK / ˈɔlso /

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

critical

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US / ˈkrɪtɪkl /

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  • adjecitve
  • Making a negative judgment of something
  • Being important or serious; vital; dangerous
  • Most important part

attempt

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US / ə'tempt /

UK / əˈtɛmpt /

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  • noun
  • Effort made to try to do or accomplish something
  • verb
  • To try to do something challenging or difficult

live

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US / lɪv /

UK / liv /

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

year

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US / jə: /

UK / jɪr /

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  • noun
  • Unit of time equal to 12 months or 365 or 366 days
  • Used to refer to the age of a person

you

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US / jʊ /

UK / ju /

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  • pronoun
  • Person someone is speaking or writing to
  • Person or people in general

clinton

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US / ˈklintən /

UK / ˈklɪntən /

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  • proper noun
  • A city in east central Iowa, on the Mississippi River; population 26,407 (est. 2008).
  • A city in southwest central Mississippi, west of Jackson; population 26,313 (est. 2008).

three

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US / θri: /

UK / θri /

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  • number
  • Number 3

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

british

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US / ˈbrɪtɪʃ /

UK / ˈbrɪtɪʃ /

A1
  • adjecitve
  • Concerning the culture and people of British

audience

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US / ˈɔ:diəns /

UK / ˈɔdiəns /

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

grave

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US / ɡreɪv /

UK / ɡrev /

A2
  • adjecitve
  • Having a serious, worried expression on your face
  • noun
  • Hole in the ground in which you place a dead body
  • Poetic death; being dead

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

clearly

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US / ˈklɪəlɪ /

UK / ˈklɪrlɪ /

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

daughter

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US / ˈdɔ:tə(r) /

UK / ˈdɔtɚ /

A1
  • adjecitve
  • (Of a company) being a subsidiary of another firm
  • noun
  • A female child of someone

america

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US / ə'merɪkə /

UK / əˈmɛrɪkə /

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  • noun
  • The United States of America; North America and/or South America

drop

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US / drɒp /

UK / drɑp /

A1
  • noun
  • Distance between a higher and a lower level
  • Act of letting something fall (from your hand)
  • A decrease in quantity or quality; reduction
  • Tiny amount of liquid, with rounded bottom
  • verb
  • To drive someone to a place and then drive away
  • To let something fall from your hand
  • To fall or lie down quickly, as when shot
  • To decide to stop something e.g. a course)
  • To (cause to) reduce in quantity or quality

its

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US / ɪts /

UK / ɪts /

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

return

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US / rɪ'tɜ:n /

UK / rɪ'tɜ:rn /

A1
  • adjecitve
  • Do again; repeated
  • noun
  • Faulty or unwanted product sent back to a company
  • Enter key; the main key on the computer keyboard
  • Profit made as a result of a business activity
  • Process of going back to a previous way or state
  • verb
  • To hit something back to the other player or team
  • To come back after being away from somewhere
  • To repay someone's actions, kindness etc.
  • To put, bring, take, give, or send something back
  • To occur again

who

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US / hu: /

UK / hu /

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

background

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US / ˈbækgraʊnd /

UK / ˈbækˌɡraʊnd /

A2
  • noun
  • Images, color, or information behind the main one
  • Someone's personal work and educational history
  • A position not as important as the main event
  • Past events that influence things in the present

between

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US / bɪˈtwi:n /

UK / bɪˈtwin /

A1
  • preposition
  • From one person, thing, or place, to another
  • In the space that separates two objects
  • Among two or more people who share something

celebrate

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US / 'selɪbreɪt /

UK / ˈsɛləˌbret /

A2
  • verb
  • To observe an event or occasion, e.g. a birthday
  • To lead or participate in a religious ceremony
  • To express praise or thanks for something

catholic

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US / ˈkæθlɪk /

UK / ˈkæθəlɪk, ˈkæθlɪk /

B2
  • adjecitve
  • One of many Christian belief systems
  • noun
  • Person believing in the Catholic church

everything

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US / 'evrɪθɪŋ /

UK / ˈɛvriˌθɪŋ /

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  • pronoun
  • All of the things mentioned

institution

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US / ˌɪnstɪˈtju:ʃn /

UK / ˌɪnstɪˈtuʃən, -ˈtju- /

A2
  • noun
  • Organization created for a particular aim/purpose
  • Tradition, custom or system accepted by a group

name

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US / neɪm /

UK / nem /

A1
  • noun
  • What something or someone is called
  • verb
  • To state what someone is called, e.g. John

presumptuous

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US / prɪ'zʌmptʃʊəs /

UK / prɪˈzʌmptʃuəs /

C1
  • adjecitve
  • Excessively forward and assertive

something

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US / ˈsʌmθɪŋ /

UK / ˈsʌmθɪŋ /

A1
  • adverb
  • In some degree or measure
  • noun
  • a person or thing of some value or consequence
  • pronoun
  • Thing that is not yet known or named
  • Approximately

agreement

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US / əˈgri:mənt /

UK / əˈɡrimənt /

A2
  • noun
  • Sharing the same opinion or reach a decision

connection

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US / kəˈnekʃn /

UK / kəˈnɛkʃən /

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  • noun
  • Something that joins things together; being joined
  • Person you know who can help you in some way
  • Changing vehicles when traveling

two

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US / tu: /

UK / tu /

A1
  • number
  • 2

since

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US / sɪns /

UK / sɪns /

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

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

negotiate

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US / nɪˈgəʊʃieɪt /

UK / nɪˈgoʊʃieɪt /

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  • verb
  • To have a formal discussion to reach an agreement
  • To manage a difficult task or path successfully

irish

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US / ˈaɪrɪʃ /

UK / ˈaɪrɪʃ /

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  • adjecitve
  • Concerning the culture and people of Ireland

grandfather

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US / 'ɡrænfɑ:ðə(r) /

UK / ˈɡrændˌfɑðɚ, ˈɡræn- /

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  • noun
  • Your mother's or father's father

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

reminder

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US / rɪˈmaɪndə(r) /

UK / rɪˈmaɪndər /

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  • noun
  • Something that causes one to remember something

time

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US / taɪm /

UK / taɪm /

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

animal

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US / ˈænɪml /

UK / ˈænəməl /

A1
  • noun
  • A living creature that is not a plant or person

home

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US / həʊm /

UK / hom /

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

instability

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US / ˌɪnstəˈbɪləti /

UK / ˌɪnstəˈbɪlɪti /

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  • noun
  • Condition of being changeable

attitude

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US / ˈætitju:d /

UK / ˈætɪˌtud, -ˌtjud /

A2
  • noun
  • Way you act, think and feel about something

laugh

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US / lɑ:f /

UK / læf, lɑf /

A1
  • noun
  • Happy noise you make when something is funny
  • verb
  • To make a happy sound when something is funny

music

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US / 'mju:zɪk /

UK / ˈmjuzɪk /

A1
  • noun
  • Sounds that are sung or played to give pleasure
  • Academic study of rhythms and sounds
  • Written symbols that represent musical sounds

strong

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US / strɒŋ /

UK / strɔŋ /

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  • adjecitve
  • (Of tea or beer) dark or thick
  • Having big muscles; physically powerful

under

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US / ˈʌndə(r) /

UK / ˈʌndɚ /

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

difference

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US / 'dɪfrəns /

UK / ˈdɪfərəns, ˈdɪfrəns /

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  • noun
  • A thing or issue that people do not agree about
  • Not of the same kind; unlike other things

never

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US / 'nevə(r) /

UK / ˈnɛvɚ /

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  • adverb
  • Not ever; not at any time

personal

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US / ˈpɜ:sənl /

UK / ˈpɚsənəl /

A2
  • adjecitve
  • Done by or to a particular person; individual
  • Concerning a person's private life or feelings

obama

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US / əʊˈbɑːmə /

UK / ˌoʊˈbɑmə /

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sweet

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US / swi:t /

UK / swit /

A1
  • adjecitve
  • Having a gentle, likable nature
  • Making one feel happy, pleased or content
  • Cute in appearance
  • Tasting like sugar; containing sugar
  • noun
  • Piece of candy, or other food containing sugar

unquestioned

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US / ʌnˈkwestʃənd /

UK / ʌnˈkwɛstʃənd /

B1
  • adjecitve
  • Generally agreed upon; not subject to dispute

during

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US / ˈdjʊərɪŋ /

UK / ˈdʊrɪŋ, ˈdjʊr- /

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

family

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US / 'fæməlɪ /

UK / ˈfæmli /

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

friday

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US / ˈfraɪdeɪ /

UK / ˈfraɪdeɪ /

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

then

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US / ðen /

UK / ðɛn /

A1
  • adverb
  • A time that is not now
  • Following another thing in time or arrangement
  • Following on reasonably from what was just stated
  • At that time, not now

bill

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US / bɪl /

UK / bɪl /

A2
  • noun
  • Plan for a new law being discussed by a government
  • Sign or poster advertising something
  • Paper money; a bank note
  • Piece of paper showing what you have to pay
  • Hard, often pointed part of a bird's mouth
  • Person's name
  • verb
  • To request payment by handing over an invoice

claim

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US / kleɪm /

UK / klem /

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

political

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US / pəˈlɪtɪkl /

UK / pəˈlɪtɪkəl /

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

barack

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US / /

UK / /

A1
  • noun
  • A type of apricot brandy made in Hungary; a drink of this.

first

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US / fɜ:st /

UK / fɚst /

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

get

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US / ɡet /

UK / ɡɛt /

A1
  • verb
  • To become affected by illness or disease
  • To begin to feel or understand an emotion or idea
  • To send or bring someone or something home, etc.
  • To go somewhere to obtain something
  • To (cause to) do a particular thing
  • To obtain, receive or be given something
  • To currently have
  • To prepare for use
  • To understand something being said or read

hard

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US / hɑ:d /

UK / hɑː(r)d /

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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

particularly

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US / pəˈtikjuləli /

UK / pɚˈtɪkjələli, pəˈtɪk- /

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  • adverb
  • Specially; more than others

present

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US / 'preznt /

UK / ˈprɛznt /

A1
  • adjecitve
  • Being in attendance; being there; having turned up
  • noun
  • Gift
  • Verb tense indicating an action is happening now
  • Current time; now
  • verb
  • To introduce someone to others
  • To host a program on television or radio
  • To give a speech or presentation
  • To show something to someone who will examine it
  • To appear or happen
  • To give an award or prize to someone

president

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US / ˈprezɪdənt /

UK / ˈprɛzɪdənt,-ˌdɛnt /

A2
  • noun
  • Person in charge of a country, or organization

win

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US / wɪn /

UK / wɪn /

A1
  • noun
  • Success in beating the other team or competitors
  • Success in a game or contest
  • verb
  • To get something as a prize because of a success
  • To gain something you want because of your efforts
  • To succeed in a game or contest

about

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US / ə'baʊt /

UK / əˈbaʊt /

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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)

clapping

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US / /

UK / /

B1
  • verb
  • To make loud sounds by striking the hands together

even

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US / 'i:vn /

UK / ˈivən /

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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

mom

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US / mɒm /

UK / mɑ:m /

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  • noun
  • A slang term for mother

second

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US / 'sekənd /

UK / ˈsɛkənd /

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  • adjecitve
  • 2nd; the one following first
  • noun
  • Unit of time; one sixtieth of a minute
  • Short period of time that you wait for someone
  • (Do) soon

that

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US / ðæt /

UK / ðæt, ðət /

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

people

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US / 'pi:pl /

UK / ˈpipəl /

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

what

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US / wɒt /

UK / hwɑt, hwʌt, wɔt, wʌt,hwət, wət /

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

fundamentally

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US / ˌfʌndəˈmentəli /

UK / ˌfʌndəˈmɛntl:ɪ /

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  • adverb
  • In a basic and important way

preservation

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US / ˌprezəˈveɪʃn /

UK / ˈprɛzɚ'veʃən /

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  • noun
  • Keeping something in a good, undamaged state

she

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US / ʃɪ /

UK / ʃi /

A1
  • pronoun
  • Female person or animal mentioned before
  • (Refers to female person mentioned before)

strengthen

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US / ˈstreŋθn /

UK / ˈstrɛŋkθən,ˈstrɛŋ-,ˈstrɛn- /

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  • verb
  • To make something stronger

biden

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US / baɪd /

UK / baɪd /

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dublin

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US / ˈdʌblɪn /

UK / ˈdʌblɪn /

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  • proper noun
  • The capital city of the Republic of Ireland, on the Irish Sea at the mouth of the Liffey River; popu

place

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US / pleɪs /

UK / ples /

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

rhetoric

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US / ˈretərɪk /

UK / ˈrɛtərɪk /

B2
  • noun
  • The study of public speaking or writing techniques

enough

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US / ɪˈnʌf /

UK / ɪˈnʌf /

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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

great

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US / ɡreɪt /

UK / ɡret /

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

reference

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US / 'refrəns /

UK / ˈrɛfərəns, ˈrɛfrəns /

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  • noun
  • A letter of recommendation, e.g. for a job
  • Note in a book, etc. giving source of information
  • A location on a map
  • verb
  • To cite a piece of research in speech or writing

proverb

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US / ˈprɒvɜ:b /

UK / ˈprɑ:vɜ:rb /

B2
  • noun
  • A saying that gives advice

they

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US / ðeɪ /

UK / ðe /

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

very

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US / 'verɪ /

UK / ˈvɛri /

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

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

huge

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US / hju:dʒ /

UK / hjudʒ /

A2
  • adjecitve
  • Very very large

lived

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US / 'lɪvd /

UK / 'lɪvd /

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

minority

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US / maɪ'nɒrətɪ /

UK / məˈnɔrɪti, -ˈnɑr-, maɪ- /

B1
  • noun
  • Group that is smaller and different from the rest
  • Part that is less than half the whole; small part

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

believe

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US / bɪ'li:v /

UK / bɪˈliv /

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

general

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US / 'dʒenrəl /

UK / ˈdʒɛnərəl /

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

joy

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US / dʒɔɪ /

UK / dʒɔɪ /

A2
  • noun
  • Deep happiness and pleasure about something
  • Thing or person that causes pleasure or happiness
  • verb
  • To experience happiness or to be glad

nice

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US / naɪs /

UK / naɪs /

A1
  • adjecitve
  • Being attractive or of high quality or value
  • Good or enjoyable
  • Being kind or friendly

bring

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US / brɪŋ /

UK / brɪŋ /

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

link

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US / lɪŋk /

UK / lɪŋk /

A2
  • noun
  • Any one of the rings that are part of a chain
  • Connection between two or more things or people
  • Webpage item you click to go to another webpage
  • verb
  • To join or connect together

son

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US / sʌn /

UK / sʌn /

A1
  • noun
  • Male child; friendly way of addressing a boy

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

ancestry

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US / ˈænsestri /

UK / ˈænˌsɛstri /

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  • noun
  • Family or race from which a person is descended

real

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US / rɪəl /

UK / ˈriəl, ril /

A1
  • adjecitve
  • Actually existing or happening, not imagined
  • Being important or special

region

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US / 'ri:dʒən /

UK / ˈridʒən /

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  • noun
  • Part of a country, of the world, area, etc.

rhyme

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US / raɪm /

UK / raɪm /

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  • noun
  • One of a group of words ending in similar sounds
  • Poem or song using similar-sounding words

kennedy

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US / ˈkenɪdi: /

UK / ˈkɛnɪdi /

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  • noun
  • A large airport on Long Island to the east of New York City

leave

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US / li:v /

UK / liv /

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  • noun
  • Permission to do something
  • Vacation time; time off work
  • verb
  • To go away from; depart
  • To gift property to someone after you die
  • To allow something to continue happening
  • To let something remain unused or available
  • To let something or someone remain somewhere

worldview

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US / 'wɜ:ldvju: /

UK / 'wɜ:ldvju: /

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  • noun
  • One's perspective on the world

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

help

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US / help /

UK / hɛlp /

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  • noun
  • Something given to enable a person to do something
  • Assistance given to someone in need
  • Someone who makes something easier or possible
  • verb
  • To act to enable a person to do something; assist
  • To make something better or less difficult

landmark

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US / ˈlændmɑ:k /

UK / ˈlændmɑ:rk /

B1
  • noun
  • Event that marks a change or turning point
  • Easily recognizable structure that is easy to see

wave

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US / weɪv /

UK / wev /

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  • noun
  • Movement of sound, air or energy
  • Deep and strong emotion that is suddenly felt
  • Slightly curved shape in hair
  • Frequency of movement of objects together
  • Up and down movement of water in a lake or sea
  • Signal with your hand to say hello or goodbye
  • verb
  • To cause to move side to side or back and forth
  • To swing back and forth as a result of the wind
  • To move your hand or arm to say hello or goodbye

think

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

from

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US / frəm /

UK / frʌm, frɑm,frəm /

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

national

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US / 'næʃnəl /

UK / ˈnæʃənəl, ˈnæʃnəl /

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  • adjecitve
  • Concerning a nation as a whole
  • noun
  • A person of a particular country

out

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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

meet

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US / mi:t /

UK / mit /

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

ireland

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UK / 'aɪrlənd /

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  • noun
  • An island comprising the republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland

rest

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US / rest /

UK / rɛst /

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  • noun
  • Time when one relaxes, sleeps, or is inactive
  • State in which there is a lack of motion
  • Part of something remaining after some was used
  • verb
  • To stop working or avoid activity to recover
  • (Of dead person) to lie in a grave
  • To lean, support or place something against
  • To not be tired because you had enough sleep

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

bush

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UK / bʊʃ /

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  • noun
  • A wooden plant that is smaller than a tree

hope

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UK / hop /

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

lot

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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

poor

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

dad

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US / dæd /

UK / dæd /

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  • noun
  • Another word for father

forgive

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  • verb
  • To stop blaming someone for guilt, mistake

mean

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US / mi:n /

UK / min /

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  • adjecitve
  • Being good at
  • Nasty; unkind
  • Not liking to spend money; cheap; stingy
  • noun
  • Average of a set of numbers
  • verb
  • To express a particular idea or thought
  • To intend to do something in particular
  • To have a particular meaning or value

example

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US / ɪgˈzɑ:mpl /

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  • noun
  • Thing, person which represents a category

twice

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  • adverb
  • Two times
  • Introduction to Video Content
  • President Biden's connection to Ireland holds great significance to him, evident in his frequent references to his Irish heritage. His recent visit to his ancestral home as the President of the United States was not only a personal pilgrimage but also a display of American soft power on the international stage. This visit marked the second Catholic president's trip to Ireland, following in the footsteps of John F. Kennedy, 60 years later. The Emerald Isle has been a favored destination for many US presidents, with some describing their visits as the best days of their presidency. Bill Clinton, George W. Bush, and Barack Obama all made multiple visits, and now Biden adds his name to the list.
    Throughout his trip, President Biden embarked on a journey to explore the roots of his mother's family. He met with the Irish president, participated in various engagements, and delivered an address to the parliament in Dublin. In his speech, he acknowledged the profound influence of Ireland on the shaping of the United States, emphasizing the genuine connection between the two nations. Beyond rhetoric, Biden's affinity for Ireland can also be seen in his regular incorporation of Irish poetry into his speeches.
    President Biden's Irish heritage resonates deeply with him, and he takes great pride in his ancestry. His visit to Ireland as the President of the United States serves as a testament to the enduring relationship between Ireland and America. It's a reaffirmation of the cultural and historical ties that bind the two nations together. As Biden once said, 'If you're lucky enough to be Irish, well, you're lucky enough.' This sentiment encapsulates his appreciation for his roots and the significance of Ireland in his life.
  • Subtitles section
  • - If you forgive the poor attempt at Irish, (speaks Gaelic) I'm at home.
  • (audience clapping) - [Narrator] President Biden clearly takes pride in his Irish heritage.
  • - As long as I can remember it's been, sort of, part of my soul.
  • - [Narrator] He enjoys dropping old Irish sayings into conversation.
  • - If you're lucky enough to be Irish, well you're lucky enough.
  • - [Narrator] And when presented with a Mongolian horse, named the animal Celtic.
  • Now, Biden has visited his ancestral home for the first time as president in what was both an important personal pilgrimage and a demonstration of American soft power abroad.
  • The second Catholic president's visit to Ireland came 60 years after the first, John F. Kennedy.
  • - I want to say that I'm happy to be here tonight.
  • - [Narrator] And continued a long tradition of US leaders gracing the Emerald Isle.
  • - I want you to know that for this great grandson of Ireland this is a moment of joy.
  • - Many American presidents have described their days either visiting Belfast or Dublin as some of the best days of their presidency.
  • Bill Clinton visited three times.
  • George W. Bush visited twice.
  • Barack Obama visited once.
  • And now Biden, who claims a lot of Irish ancestry.
  • - [Narrator] During his trip, Biden visited the place his mother's family came from, met the Irish president and addressed parliament in Dublin.
  • - The United States was shaped by Ireland and that's not hyperbole.
  • - [Narrator] The influence of Biden's Irish roots has long been seen in his political rhetoric.
  • His speeches, for example, often make references to Irish poetry.
  • - You know, as the great Irish poet Seamus Heaney once wrote, "History says, Don't hope On this side of the grave, But then, once in a lifetime The longed-for tidal wave Of justice rises up, And hope and history rhyme" It's everything I've been taught.
  • - I think for President Biden, the experience of being Irish and the historical experience of Irish living under British rule is a way that he uses to sort of connect with oppressed minorities in other parts of the world.
  • So he's made it a real part of his political worldview.
  • - My background and the background of my family is Irish American and we have a long history of not fundamentally unlike the Palestinian people with Great Britain and their attitude toward Irish Catholics over the years.
  • - [Narrator] Biden's Irish connection has helped strengthen already strong links between the US and Ireland.
  • - I think it's fair to say that today we're celebrating our national day with a president who is unmistakably a son of Ireland.
  • (audience clapping) - [Narrator] Being a son of Ireland has also got him out of one or two verbal gaps in the past.
  • - He knows lot about it.
  • His mom lived in Long Island for 10 years or so.
  • God rest her soul.
  • And although she's, wait, your mom's still, your mom's still alive, your dad passed.
  • God bless her soul.
  • (audience laughing) There's an old Irish proverb, as some of you know, that I heard my grandfather use but never really applied to me before.
  • He said, it goes, "A silent mouth is sweet to hear." (audience laughing) Well, I'm gonna yield to that proverb.
  • (audience laughing) - I think the Irish in general are very pro-American.
  • I mean, the connections are obviously huge because so many of its sons and daughters left and many of them went to America and made something of themselves.
  • So I think it's nice to have some of these people return, create new links between Ireland and America.
  • - [Narrator] This is particularly important now, 25 years since the Good Friday Agreement was signed.
  • The landmark peace deal between Republicans and Unionists in Northern Ireland was negotiated with US help.
  • - I think for America, it sort of brings a reminder of the times in the world when American hard power and soft power can sort of make a difference for good.
  • - [Narrator] The President had the opportunity during his visit to push for its preservation amid political instability in the region.
  • - As a friend, I hope it's not too presumptuous of me to say that I believe democratic institutions establishing the Good Friday Agreement remain critical to the future of Northern Ireland.
  • - The Good Friday Agreement is an unquestioned win for peace and America was a big part of that.
  • So I think Biden's going to rightly sort of celebrate that.
  • - Your history is our history.
  • But even more important, your future is America's future.
  • (bouncy music)