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John Oliver's Campaign Helps Pūteketeke Win NZ Bird Of The Year

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landslide

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  • noun
  • Slide of dirt and rock down a mountain or cliff
  • A very big win (in an election)

new

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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

puke

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  • verb
  • (Informal) to vomit; be sick

tidy

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  • adjecitve
  • With things in their proper place; not messy
  • verb
  • To clean and organize so it's not dirty or messy

winner

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  • noun
  • Person or thing that wins a contest or race
  • A hit; something successful

day

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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

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

disgusting

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  • adjecitve
  • Having a very bad taste
  • verb
  • To cause a strong negative reaction or feeling

safe

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  • noun
  • Metal box with a lock to keep valuable things in
  • adjecitve
  • Highly likely
  • Being out of danger

rockhopper

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  • noun
  • A small penguin with a yellowish crest, breeding on subantarctic coastal cliffs which it ascends by

pig

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  • noun
  • Animal that bacon, pork and ham come from
  • Greedy person
  • Someone disgusting, e.g. in being dirty or rude

through

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  • adjecitve
  • having finished using or doing something
  • adverb
  • From the beginning of something until the end
  • preposition
  • Over, in, across an entire thing or place
  • Allowing you to pass between, or to
  • By a particular way or process; by the use of

time

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

why

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

crowe

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mullet

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  • noun
  • Type of marine warm water fish

since

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

set

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  • adjecitve
  • Prepared for something; ready
  • noun
  • Complete group of something
  • Place where a television show or movie is filmed
  • Group of games in a tennis match
  • Device that receives radio or television signals
  • verb
  • To make a clock state or ring at a particular time
  • To decide upon or choose something
  • To make something ready for use (e.g. table)
  • To decide on a price for something
  • To become hard (of glue, concrete etc.)
  • To be located in a specific place or time
  • To put (e.g. a vase) down carefully in a place
  • To put someone in a certain condition or state
  • (Of the sun) to go lower than the horizon

well

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

cake

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  • noun
  • Sweet baked food made from flour, eggs, fat, sugar
  • verb
  • To cover with a thing that becomes hard when dried
  • To become dried into a hardened mass

greed

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  • noun
  • Wanting too much of something

system

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  • adjecitve
  • Working in an organized, logical way
  • noun
  • Set of organized, planned ideas that work together

head

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  • noun
  • Counter for the number of cattle
  • Natural mental ability or intelligence
  • Leader or person with the greatest authority
  • Mind; mental ability; mental state
  • Side of a coin with a head on it
  • Top part of your body with eyes and a mouth
  • Starting point of something, e.g. a river
  • verb
  • To hit a ball with your head in a game
  • To be first or at the front or top (e.g. a list)
  • To travel or move toward a particular place; To go in a particular direction
  • To become the leader of something
  • To lead or be responsible for something

joke

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  • noun
  • A funny or amusing statement
  • Something or someone not taken seriously
  • verb
  • To say or do things that are meant to be funny

stuff

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

those

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

battler

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  • noun
  • Someone who does not give in

home

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

heck

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  • exclamation
  • Expressing surprise, or frustration

just

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  • adjecitve
  • Proper or appropriate; as is deserved
  • Doing or being what is right or fair
  • Legally correct; having enough evidence
  • adverb
  • Almost; nearly
  • Exactly at the time of
  • Exactly (the same as, like)

nation

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  • noun
  • Area or region controlled by a government and army

talk

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  • 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

television

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  • noun
  • Device that broadcasts programs, movies or show

correct

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  • adjecitve
  • Being suitable and appropriate for an occasion
  • True or accurate
  • verb
  • To fix a problem
  • To write marks on a piece of work to show mistakes
  • To punish in order to improve

news

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

replete

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  • adjecitve
  • Completely filled or full (of food)

carry

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  • verb
  • To have a child, be pregnant
  • To have a disease you might give to others
  • (Of stores) to sell a particular product
  • To hold something and move it to another place
  • To travel a long distance (sound)
  • To support the weight or burden of something

stunning

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  • adjecitve
  • Causing amazement, e.g. because so very good
  • verb
  • To greatly shock or surprise; totally amaze
  • To incapacitate using a special gun

wisconsin

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  • other
  • A midwestern state in north central United States
  • A tributary of the Mississippi River in Wisconsin

our

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  • determiner
  • Belonging to us

not

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

example

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  • noun
  • Thing, person which represents a category

frisky

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  • adjecitve
  • Playful in a high-spirited manner

change

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  • 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

tacky

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  • adjecitve
  • Having a cheap and ugly appearance
  • Sticky

dry

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  • adjecitve
  • (Of humor) clever, but not obvious; ironic
  • Without water; not wet
  • (Of wine, etc.) not sweet
  • Without butter or jam
  • verb
  • To remove liquid or water from something

drastic

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  • adjecitve
  • Serious, severe or extreme

purely

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  • adverb
  • For no other reason; only and completely

sake

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  • noun
  • Japanese rice wine
  • Interest or benefit of someone or something

happy

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  • adjecitve
  • Feeling pleasure or joy; glad

hot

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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

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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  • 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

seventeen

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  • number
  • 17

another

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  • adjecitve
  • One more, but not this
  • determiner
  • One more added
  • pronoun
  • One more (thing)

battle

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  • noun
  • Military fight between armies
  • Working hard to stop something; struggle
  • verb
  • To fight or struggle against someone or something
  • To work hard to stop something; struggle

bird

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  • noun
  • Animal with feathers that uses wings to fly

from

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

europe

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  • noun
  • A continent including Germany, France and Spain
  • other
  • The second smallest continent (actually a vast peninsula of Eurasia); the British use 'Europe' to re

think

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

local

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  • adjecitve
  • Relating to a particular area, city, or town
  • noun
  • Bus or train, that stops at most stations
  • People who live in the area being discussed
  • The pub you most frequently go to

grieve

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  • verb
  • To feel great sadness, as when someone dies

come

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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

aim

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  • noun
  • Act of pointing something at a target
  • Purpose or goal
  • verb
  • To point something at a target
  • To intend to get a thing or for a thing to happen

stand

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  • noun
  • Effort to fight against something
  • Piece of furniture; device to hold or support
  • Place in a stadium where spectators watch
  • Table where things are sold at a fair or market
  • verb
  • To be a candidate in an election
  • To be able to accept someone, something; bear
  • To last for a long time
  • To be upright; not be sitting or lying down
  • To place something in a particular position; place
  • To be (as stated)
  • To still be valid
  • To have an opinion about something

paris

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  • other
  • Sometimes placed in subfamily Trilliaceae

mate

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  • noun
  • A friend who you work, live, or go to school with
  • Partner in a (sexual) relationship
  • One of a matched pair e.g. a shoe or glove
  • A kind of officer on a ship
  • other
  • Person your wish to, or are married to
  • verb
  • To pair a male and female so they have children
  • To join or fit two things together

man

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  • noun
  • Humans in general, including male and female
  • An adult male human being
  • Male who acts in a masculine way; not like a woman
  • verb
  • To control or operate (a machine); be in charge of
  • To operate a machine (a boat, etc.)

won

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  • verb
  • To gain something you want because of your efforts
  • To succeed in a game or contest

than

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

other

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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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  • 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

love

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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

john

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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.

dance

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  • noun
  • A series of steps and movements in time to music
  • A social event with dancing while music is playing
  • verb
  • To move your body rhythmically to music

australian

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  • adjecitve
  • Concerning the culture and people of Australia
  • noun
  • People from Australia

wage

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  • noun
  • Money paid to a worker for the hours they worked
  • verb
  • To start (war, etc.) to achieve a particular goal

verify

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  • verb
  • To prove that something is right, accurate or true

russian

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

run

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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

pump

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  • noun
  • A device more moving liquids
  • Light woman's shoe
  • verb
  • To make liquid or gas flow in a particular direction
  • To make water/other liquid move using a machine
  • To move in or out, or up and down quickly
  • asking for information in an indirect way

poo

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  • noun
  • Feces

make

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

kea

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  • noun
  • Large brownish-green New Zealand parrot

kakapo

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  • noun

accent

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  • noun
  • Feature of a design, e.g. a stripe on a shirt
  • Correct spoken emphasis on a part of a word
  • A way of speaking that shows your dialect or class
  • verb
  • To give emphasis to (a point you are making)

three

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  • number
  • Number 3

flock

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  • noun
  • Group of animals or birds that live together
  • Group of people who gather or travel together
  • verb
  • To gather together or move as a group

year

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

how

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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)

five

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  • number
  • 5

also

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

this

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

play

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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

highlight

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US / ˈhaɪlaɪt /

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A2
  • noun
  • Best or most interesting part of something
  • Spot or section lighter than the area around it
  • verb
  • To use chemicals to make some hair a lighter color
  • To make people aware of a problem, subject, issue
  • To focus particular attention on; draw attention
  • To use a pen to mark places of interest in a book

the

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US / ðə /

UK / ðə /

A1
  • 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

mention

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US / 'menʃn /

UK / ˈmɛnʃən /

A2
  • noun
  • Act of referring to or talking about something
  • verb
  • To refer to or talk or write about something

little

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US / 'lɪtl /

UK / ˈlɪtl /

A1
  • 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

let

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US / let /

UK / lɛt /

A1
  • verb
  • To allow someone to do something
  • Introducing a suggestion to do something together
  • To rent a house, etc. to others

lead

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US / li:d /

UK / lid /

A1
  • adjecitve
  • Being the main part in movies or plays
  • noun
  • Wire for electricity, computer, etc.; cable
  • Information that could help to solve a crime
  • Main part in a play or movie
  • Heavy, gray metal element
  • Rope used to tie something to stop it escaping
  • Act of being at the front in a race or game
  • verb
  • To show the way or guide others
  • To be at the front of a race or game
  • To travel in front of; go in advance of others

indigenous

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US / ɪnˈdɪdʒənəs /

UK / ɪnˈdɪdʒənəs /

B1
  • adjecitve
  • Being naturally from an area, not somewhere else

big

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US / bɪɡ /

UK / bɪɡ /

A1
  • adjecitve
  • Popular
  • Serious
  • Large

see

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US / si: /

UK / si /

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

flap

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US / flæp /

UK / flæp /

B2
  • noun
  • Motion or sound of something waving back and forth
  • Flat material attached on one side
  • verb
  • To move something back and forth or up and down

tokyo

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US / 'təʊkjəʊ /

UK / 'tokjo /

A1
  • proper noun
  • The capital of Japan, located on the northwestern shores of Tokyo Bay, on the southeastern part of t

whoa

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US / wəʊ /

UK / woʊ /

C1
  • exclamation
  • Tell someone to do something more slowly

ninety

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US / 'naɪntɪ /

UK / ˈnaɪnti /

A1
  • number
  • 90

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

incident

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US / ˈɪnsɪdənt /

UK / ˈɪnsɪdənt /

A2
  • noun
  • Event, usually unusual or important; accident

ebb

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US / eb /

UK / ɛb /

B2
  • noun
  • Flow of the sea back from the shore

competition

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US / ˌkɒmpəˈtɪʃn /

UK / ˌkɑmpɪˈtɪʃən /

A2
  • noun
  • Fighting against others to win something

could

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US / kəd /

UK / kʊd /

A1
  • other
  • Past form of 'can' to mean have ability
  • Used to ask for something politely, or to offer

dastardly

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US / ˈdæstədli /

UK / ˈdæstərdli /

A1
  • adverb
  • Despicably cowardly

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

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

mouth

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US / maʊθ /

UK / maʊθ /

A1
  • 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

hundred

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US / 'hʌndrəd /

UK / ˈhʌndrɪd /

A1
  • number
  • 100

dark

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US / dɑ:k /

UK / dɑrk /

A1
  • adjecitve
  • Of a color that is not light
  • Marked by unhappiness or hopelessness
  • Having little or no light; not light in color
  • noun
  • The time of day when the sky is black

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

penguin

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US / 'peŋɡwɪn /

UK / ˈpɛŋɡwɪn, ˈpɛn- /

B1
  • noun
  • Black and white sea bird that cannot fly

honest

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US / ˈɒnɪst /

UK / ˈɑnɪst /

A2
  • adjecitve
  • Good, truthful, sincere, or faithful; trustworthy

his

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US / hɪz /

UK / hɪz /

A1
  • pronoun
  • Something belonging to a male person

six

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US / sɪks /

UK / sɪks /

A1
  • number
  • 6

island

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US / ˈaɪlənd /

UK / ˈaɪlənd /

A1
  • noun
  • Area of land that is surrounded by water

have

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US / həv /

UK / hæv /

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

century

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US / 'sentʃərɪ /

UK / ˈsɛntʃəri /

A1
  • noun
  • Period of 100 years

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

raise

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US / reɪz /

UK / rez /

A1
  • noun
  • Increase in a bet above another when playing cards
  • Pay increase
  • verb
  • To increase a bet above another when playing cards
  • To gather donations for a cause or charity
  • To bring up and educate a child to maturity
  • To bring a dead person to life
  • To increase a quantity, size, intensity or price
  • To lift (e.g. your hand) to a higher position
  • To mention a topic /issue for discussion; bring up
  • To increase (salary, etc.)
  • To grow or care for plants or animals

kiwi

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US / ˈki:wi: /

UK / ˈkiwi /

C1
  • noun
  • Flightless bird from New Zealand

history

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US / 'hɪstrɪ /

UK / ˈhɪstəri /

A2
  • noun
  • Established pattern or record
  • Study of past events as an academic subject

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

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

break

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US / breɪk /

UK / brek /

A1
  • noun
  • Time you stop an activity before continuing
  • End of a relationship
  • An escape from a place such as a jail
  • (Lucky) advantage or benefit from something
  • Find a solution or answer to a problem or crime
  • Change in the weather
  • verb
  • To create a new record e.g. running the 100m dash
  • To form a crack in something
  • To burst or become damaged
  • To end a relationship
  • To escape from a place such as a jail
  • To train a wild animal e.g. a horse
  • To separate into pieces by force, or by dropping
  • To act against a law, rule, or promise
  • To become known suddenly, as in the news
  • To not do what you promised e.g. not keep promises
  • To solve a crime, or answer a problem
  • To stop functioning properly
  • To suddenly start, open or commence
  • To change in pitch suddenly, as in a voice
  • To fall on the shore, as in waves
  • To begin or change suddenly; the dawn or weather
  • To defeat by causing the person to lose their will

whopping

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US / ˈwɒpɪŋ /

UK / ˈwɑ:pɪŋ /

C1
  • adverb
  • (Informal) huge; very big

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

adorable

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US / əˈdɔ:rəbl /

UK / əˈdɔrəbəl,əˈdor- /

B2
  • adjecitve
  • Lovable or appealing, e.g. like a cute child

thank

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US / θæŋk /

UK / θæŋk /

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

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

country

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US / ˈkʌntri /

UK / ˈkʌntri /

A1
  • noun
  • An area of land that is controlled by a government
  • Open land that is away from towns and cities

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

their

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US / ðɛː /

UK / ðer /

A1
  • determiner
  • Belonging to them

eyebrow

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US / ˈaɪbraʊ /

UK / ˈaɪˌbraʊ /

B1
  • noun
  • Line of hair that grows above the eye

vote

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US / vəʊt /

UK / vot /

A2
  • noun
  • Act of deciding who to choose in an election
  • verb
  • To make a choice for or against, as in an election

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

zealand

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US / ˈzi:lənd /

UK / ˈzilənd /

A1
  • other
  • Largest island of Denmark and the site of Copenhagen

weed

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US / wi:d /

UK / wid /

C1
  • noun
  • Marijuana
  • Wild plant growing where it is not wanted
  • verb
  • (Childish use) to urinate; go to the bathroom
  • To remove unwanted plants growing wild in a garden
  • To quit or reduce an activity

feature

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US / 'fi:tʃə(r) /

UK / ˈfitʃɚ /

A2
  • adjecitve
  • Main; important
  • noun
  • Special report in a magazine or paper
  • Distinctive or important point of something
  • verb
  • To highlight or give special importance to

accusation

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US / ˌækjuˈzeɪʃn /

UK / ˌækjuˈzeʃən /

A2
  • noun
  • When you claim that someone has committed a crime

yep

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US / jep /

UK / jɛp /

B2
  • noun
  • Another way of saying 'yes'

they

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US / ðeɪ /

UK / ðe /

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

bump

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US / bʌmp /

UK / bʌmp /

B1
  • noun
  • Act or sound of one solid object hitting another
  • Raised area on any smooth surface
  • verb
  • To bounce along over a rough surface
  • To knock against with force or violence
  • To move someone to a different group, time or area

announce

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US / əˈnaʊns /

UK / əˈnaʊns /

A2
  • verb
  • To make a public statement about a plan, decision

super

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US / ˈsu:pə(r) /

UK / ˈsupɚ /

A2
  • adjecitve
  • Of the highest quality; great; marvelous

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”

election

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US / ɪ'lekʃn /

UK / ɪˈlɛkʃən /

B1
  • noun
  • Process of choosing someone by voting

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

tell

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US / tel /

UK / tɛl /

A1
  • 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

russell

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US / ˈrʌsəl /

UK / ˈrʌsəl /

A1
  • noun
  • English film director (born in )

grab

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US / ɡræb /

UK / ɡræb /

A2
  • verb
  • To take and hold something quickly

comp

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US / kɒmp /

UK / kɑ:mp /

B2
  • noun
  • Intensive examination of specialized information

cast

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US / kɑ:st /

UK / kæst /

A2
  • noun
  • People who appear in a play or movie
  • Small amount of a particular color
  • Shape to pour hot metal in to create objects
  • Hard covering put around injured arm, leg etc.
  • verb
  • To give specific roles to actors in a movie, play
  • To describe someone's personality or character
  • To make objects using a mold
  • To be presented in a certain way
  • To send out or direct something
  • To throw something using a line, e.g. when fishing

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

right

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US / raɪt /

UK / raɪt /

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

she

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US / ʃɪ /

UK / ʃi /

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

endanger

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US / ɪn'deɪndʒə(r) /

UK / ɛnˈdendʒɚ /

B1
  • verb
  • To bring a person/thing into a dangerous situation

beak

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US / bi:k /

UK / bik /

B2
  • noun
  • Hard pointed parts of a bird's mouth; bill

downtown

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US / ˌdaʊnˈtaʊn /

UK / ˈdaʊnˌtaʊn /

B2
  • adjecitve
  • Located in the business part of a town

baby

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US / ˈbeɪbi /

UK / ˈbeɪbi /

A2
  • adjecitve
  • Small in size; smaller than usual
  • noun
  • A very young child, who cannot yet speak
  • verb
  • To treat someone as if they were newly born

yeah

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US / jeə /

UK / ˈjɛə, ˈjæə, jɛ- /

A1
  • exclamation
  • Another way of saying 'yes'

typical

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US / ˈtɪpɪkl /

UK / ˈtɪpɪkəl /

A2
  • adjecitve
  • Normal; usual; expected

pilfer

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US / ˈpɪlfə(r) /

UK / ˈpɪlfɚ /

C2
  • verb
  • To steal (often small items)

perspective

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US / pə'spektɪv /

UK / pɚˈspɛktɪv /

B1
  • noun
  • Artistic method of creating a sense of distance
  • Ability to understand what is important in life

language

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US / ˈlæŋgwɪdʒ /

UK / ˈlæŋɡwɪdʒ /

A1
  • noun
  • Words or signs used to communicate messages

ground

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US / graʊnd /

UK / ɡraʊnd /

A1
  • noun
  • Connection of electrical equipment to earth
  • Place where people play particular sports
  • Solid surface of the earth that we stand on
  • verb
  • To break (coffee, etc.) into tiny bits with machine
  • To make loud jarring noise by pressing hard
  • To make sharp or smooth through friction
  • To press together with force making a sound
  • To punish someone by not allowing them to go out
  • To hit the bottom
  • (Of boat) to hit the bottom so it cannot move
  • To prevent a plane from taking off
  • To place the ball over the goal line in rugby

impressed

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US / ɪmˈprest /

UK / ɪmˈprest /

A2
  • adjecitve
  • Feeling an emotional impact
  • verb
  • To make an emotional or cognitive impact upon
  • To press into a soft material to make a pattern

cute

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US / kju:t /

UK / kjut /

B2
  • adjecitve
  • Attractive in a pretty or endearing way

chest

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US / tʃest /

UK / tʃɛst /

A2
  • noun
  • Strong, lidded container for storing things
  • Front of the body between neck and stomach

cockatoo

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US / ˌkɒkə'tu: /

UK / ˈkɑkəˌtu /

C2
  • noun
  • White or light-colored crested Australian parrot

argue

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US / ˈɑ:gju: /

UK / ˈɑ:rgju: /

A1
  • verb
  • To fight or disagree over something
  • To state your reasons for or against an idea

great

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US / ɡreɪt /

UK / ɡret /

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

find

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US / faɪnd /

UK / faɪnd /

A1
  • 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

asia

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US / ˈeɪʒə /

UK / ˈeɪʒə /

A1
  • noun
  • Largest continent with Europe on the west to form Eurasia
  • other
  • Nations of the Asian continent collectively

own

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US / əʊn /

UK / on /

A1
  • adjecitve
  • Belong to oneself
  • determiner
  • Yours, his, hers, etc.; not belonging to another
  • pronoun
  • (Something) belong to myself
  • verb
  • To have something as your property

sick

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US / sɪk /

UK / sɪk /

A1
  • adjecitve
  • Having a physical or mental illness
  • Morally wrong; perverted

down

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US / daʊn /

UK / daʊn /

A1
  • 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

annually

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US / ˈænjuəli /

UK / ˈænjʊəlɪ /

B1
  • adverb
  • Every year; once a year

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

week

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US / wi:k /

UK / wik /

A1
  • noun
  • Period of seven days from Sunday to Saturday

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 /

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

like

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US / laɪk /

UK / laɪk /

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

foul

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  • adjecitve
  • Terrible in smell, taste, appearance or morals
  • Being extremely rude or offensive
  • Very bad; evil

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

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)

win

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  • 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

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

want

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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

crazy

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

africa

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  • Continent between the Atlantic and Indian oceans

war

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  • Situation where armies fight each other

record

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  • noun
  • Highest or most extreme level achieved
  • Round plastic disc on which music has been stored
  • History of a person's past actions or achievements
  • verb
  • To indicate a temperature, speed, etc.; register
  • To write down or say what happened
  • To put music, sounds onto a device to store it

oliver

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  • proper noun
  • The companion of Roland in the Chanson de Roland.

can

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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

ooh

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  • exclamation
  • Sound people make when they make a mistake

magnificent

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  • adjecitve
  • Splendid; brilliant; extremely good

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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

give

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  • noun
  • Degree of flexibility in something, a material
  • verb
  • To hand over or present something to someone
  • To cause someone to have or experience something

fifty

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  • number
  • 50

bat

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  • noun
  • Small flying mouse-like animal with wings
  • Object used for hitting a ball in various games
  • verb
  • To use a wooden stick in baseball or cricket

but

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  • conjunction
  • Used before you say something different, opposite

north

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  • adjecitve
  • Coming from the opposite direction to the south
  • noun
  • Direction to your left when facing the rising sun

luck

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  • noun
  • Accidental way things happen, often good things

embrace

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  • noun
  • Act of holding someone closely
  • verb
  • To hold closely; cuddle, kiss or hug

table

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  • noun
  • Diagram that shows data in rows and columns
  • Raised flat surface you sit at to work or eat
  • verb
  • To leave an idea to be discussed at a later date

now

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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

comedian

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  • noun
  • An entertainer whose job is to make people laugh

billboard

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  • noun
  • Large outdoor signboard with an ad on it

farce

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  • noun
  • Type of humorous play with ridiculous situations

for

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

sound

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  • adjecitve
  • Sensible, dependable and reliable
  • Unbroken or undisturbed, as of sleep
  • Firm or solid in structure
  • Sane; not mentally ill
  • Clearly reasoned; involving sense, good judgment
  • noun
  • Unique quality that characterizes a style of music
  • Waves traveling in air or water that can be heard
  • verb
  • To seem or appear to be, from what was said
  • To say in a clear deliberate manner
  • To make a noise, e.g. to ring a bell

defend

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  • verb
  • To protect and explain your position in court
  • To protect against an attack
  • To try to prevent another team from scoring

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

tail

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  • noun
  • Extended part at the back of an animal's body
  • Back or last part of something e.g. shirt
  • verb
  • To be end of (a march or parade, line)
  • To follow someone secretly and watch what they do

thousand

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  • number
  • Number 1,000

weird

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  • adjecitve
  • Odd or unusual; surprising; strange

true

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  • adjecitve
  • Agreeing with the facts; not false; real or actual

straight

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  • adjecitve
  • Not having curves, bends, or angles
  • Not gay; heterosexual
  • honest and direct
  • adverb
  • in a line; immediately; honestly and directly

flow

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  • noun
  • Amount of something that moves through an area
  • verb
  • To move steadily and easily in a certain direction

delay

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

while

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  • conjunction
  • In spite of the fact that; although
  • During the time that; at the same time
  • noun
  • Short amount of time

vest

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  • noun
  • US sleeveless garment worn under a coat; waistcoat

here

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

should

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  • other
  • Used to indicate what is proper or reasonable

corruption

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  • noun
  • State of being damaged or spoiled
  • Illegal, immoral dishonesty

australia

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  • noun
  • The smallest continent; between the South Pacific and the Indian Ocean

too

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

shock

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  • noun
  • The passage of an electricity through the body
  • Sudden bad feeling caused by something unexpected
  • verb
  • To affect someone with an electrical current
  • To cause great surprise, horror, or anger

pavlova

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  • noun
  • Meringue dessert filled with fruit and cream

outrage

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  • noun
  • Very wrong or cruel act which causes great anger
  • verb
  • To cause anger to due to wrong or cruel acts

honour

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  • noun
  • Award you get for doing well; prize, title, etc.
  • Chance to do something special; privilege
  • Respect given to someone who is admired
  • verb
  • To fulfill an agreement
  • To give an award to someone
  • To respect someone or something

feel

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

wonderful

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  • adjecitve
  • Producing feelings of enjoyment or delight

where

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

hide

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  • noun
  • The skin of an animal used for making leather
  • verb
  • To go to, or put a thing where it can't be found

call

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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

early

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  • adjecitve
  • Happening or appearing before
  • adverb
  • Coming/happening before others in a time sequence
  • Happening sooner than expected

train

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  • noun
  • Line of people, animals moving the same direction
  • Vehicle that carries people and runs on rails
  • Long rear section of a (e.g. wedding) dress
  • Series of events happening one after another
  • verb
  • To teach a pet a behavior or a trick
  • To educate someone in something, e.g. medicine
  • To cause a plant to grow a certain way by cutting
  • To point a certain way or toward something
  • To practice to get better at a thing, e.g. sports

two

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  • number
  • 2

put

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  • phrasal verb
  • to make a light stop shining by pressing or moving a switch
  • verb
  • To move or place a thing in a particular position
  • To rate something in importance or value
  • To write or say something in a certain manner

notorious

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  • adjecitve
  • Being famous or publicly known for something bad

perhaps

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  • adverb
  • Possibly, but not certainly; maybe

comedy

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  • noun
  • Amusing play, film, usually with a happy ending

something

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

native

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  • adjecitve
  • Caused by natural ability; innate
  • noun
  • Someone from or born in a specific country
  • Original inhabitant, e.g. before others
  • Person speaking a language from birth

name

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

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

mad

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  • adjecitve
  • Very angry
  • Enthusiastic about something
  • Being or acting wildly and uncontrollably

kookaburra

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  • noun
  • Australian kingfisher having a loud cackling cry

guy

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  • noun
  • Man; boy; any person

and

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

back

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

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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

hey

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  • exclamation
  • What you say when you want someone's attention
  • Introduction to Video Content
  • John Oliver's campaign to help the Pūteketeke bird win the New Zealand Bird of the Year competition was a major success. Oliver launched a global campaign, putting up billboards in cities around the world and urging people to vote for the Pūteketeke. The campaign garnered a whopping 350,000 verified votes from 195 countries, smashing the previous record of 56,000 votes. However, some controversy surrounded the win, as the Pūteketeke is not even native to New Zealand. Despite this, the bird's unique features and charming mating dance helped it capture the title. This victory will go down as another chapter in New Zealand's ongoing battle of the birds.
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  • John Oliver waged a war.
  • I don't just want the Pu Teki Teki to win.
  • I want it to win in the biggest landslide in the history of this magnificent competition.
  • Pu Teki Teki.
  • Pu Teki Teki.
  • A war he won.
  • New Zealand's bird of the century is... The Pu Teki Teki.
  • Let's call it what it is.
  • Foreign interference.
  • Oliver put billboards up around the globe.
  • I'm talking Paris, Tokyo, London, Mumbai, and even downtown Manitowoc, Wisconsin.
  • It's wonderful.
  • It's great.
  • I love it.
  • His foul play worked.
  • A whopping three hundred and fifty thousand verified votes from a hundred and ninety five countries were cast, smashing the twenty twenty one record of a mere fifty six thousand.
  • Oliver's campaign crashed the voting system, leading to a two day delay on the winner being announced.
  • The competition aims to raise awareness about New Zealand's stunning native and endangered birds.
  • And the putekiteki flocked off the North Island brown kiwi, the kea, the kakapo, and even the adorable eastern rockhopper penguin.
  • Look at those eyebrows!
  • But let's talk Puteketeke.
  • Sure, it's got a great mullet.
  • It's super cute how it carries its young.
  • And I can't argue with their mating dance, where they puke, grab a beak full of weeds, and chest bump for a while.
  • But I've got some not so breaking news.
  • She doesn't even go here!
  • That's right, Puteketeke, she gets around.
  • It's not even native to New Zealand!
  • Is that a joke?
  • Yep.
  • That's pretty good.
  • No, it's not.
  • You'll find it flapping around Europe, Central Asia, Africa, and even Australia.
  • Here, we call it the Australasian vested greed.
  • And let's just say the locals aren't impressed.
  • And what do you make of that?
  • Okay, that's as angry as Kiwis get, but this will go down as another dark chapter in New Zealand's notorious battle of the bird.
  • Ooh, tacky tacky.
  • It's getting a bit frisky.
  • Ow, ow.
  • Well, one Kiwi was so mad he fled the country.
  • It's comedian Guy Montgomery!
  • Guys, isn't this all a bit drastic, you fleeing the country over a bird vote?
  • Well, no, I've come here to defend our country's honour.
  • I've come here to set the record straight.
  • And more than that, I've actually come here to do stand up comedy.
  • This is purely incidental.
  • Oh, so it's just a bird.
  • Why are you so outraged?
  • Well, look, I feel pretty good about it.
  • I'm happy for the pūtēkētēkē.
  • I'm happy for Bird of the Year, New Zealand.
  • I think, you know, it highlights some issues, perhaps, to be corrected for the big comp in the year of the pig.
  • I've heard tell that some Australians are claiming the pūtēkētēkē is their own, which is typical of this, you know, this dastardly country.
  • You know, I'm pumped up.
  • You know, we've got a great competition.
  • We've been running it since two thousand five.
  • I see you guys pilfered the idea in two thousand seventeen.
  • Don't even have the confidence to run it annually.
  • And our competition is so hot, you're featuring it on your television.
  • That's true.
  • But let's be honest, Guy, it's a farce, this competition.
  • It has been for a long time.
  • It's replete with foreign interference and corruption.
  • And I don't say this lightly.
  • So, for example, there was the incident where a bat got chosen.
  • Disgusting.
  • There was the other one, this was in the year of the bat, where there were accusations of Russian interference.
  • Why can't you guys run an election?
  • No, we're running it tidy.
  • I will give you the bat win in the year that shocked the nation.
  • It was a crazy year, man.
  • It was a weird time.
  • People didn't know what was heads or tails and the bat snuck through.
  • We'll give it that.
  • The Russian interference, if you look at it from the perspective of the little battler that is New Zealand, pretty sick.
  • Pretty sick to get the Russkies in.
  • Guy, why don't you just claim it?
  • You mentioned it before, we claim stuff all the time.
  • You can claim it like we've claimed Pavlova and Russell Crowe.
  • You can have Pavlova, Pavlova's too dry, too dry for a cake.
  • Russell Crowe, you know, I ebb and flow on Russell Crowe.
  • I will claim it.
  • And also, you know, it's an, what is it?
  • Australasian, what do you call the pouteketeke here?
  • The Australasian something or other?
  • Yeah, the Australasian vested grieve, like what a name.
  • Yeah, you guys should embrace your indigenous language and the native names of birds.
  • It's going off back home.
  • There's a big party in New Zealand right now.
  • I had to get out because I had to get an early night.
  • You know, I've got a big week of stand up comedy.
  • Are we still calling you lot Kiwis or are we going to change it to Patekitekis?
  • I think just for the sake of your accent, calling us Kiwis is safer ground for the Australian people.
  • You know, if you do a year of accent training, poo teki teki could be on the table.
  • We don't call you the cockatoos or the kookaburras or whatever the heck.
  • Whoa, guy, that didn't sound right, kookaburra, out of your mouth.
  • But thank you for your time.
  • Good luck with hiding in Australia.
  • Hey, thank you for your time.
  • I'm the best, baby.