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Tetris — The Real People Behind Tetris | Apple TV+

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US / fʊl /

UK / fʊl /

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

father

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US / ˈfɑ:ðə(r) /

UK / ˈfɑðɚ /

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  • noun
  • A male parent
  • Man who is the first to do or invent something
  • verb
  • To create a child by making a woman pregnant

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

hundred

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US / 'hʌndrəd /

UK / ˈhʌndrɪd /

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  • number
  • 100

month

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US / mʌnθ /

UK / mʌnθ /

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

protect

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US / prə'tekt /

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  • verb
  • To defend someone or something from harm or danger

world

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US / wɜ:ld /

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

mario

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worldwide

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US / ˈwɜ:ldwaɪd /

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  • adjecitve
  • Spanning or extending throughout the entire world
  • adverb

boy

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US / bɔɪ /

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  • noun
  • A young male person

license

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US / ˈlaɪsns /

UK / ˈlaɪsəns /

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  • noun
  • Freedom to do what you want or act as you want
  • verb
  • To give official permission to do something

see

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US / 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)

dokey

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extraordinary

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US / ɪkˈstrɔ:dnri /

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

know

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US / nəʊ /

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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

have

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US / həv /

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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 /

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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

plan

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  • noun
  • Drawing of how something should be done or made

amazing

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US / ə'meɪzɪŋ /

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  • adjecitve
  • Surprising in a pleasing way
  • verb
  • To cause wonder; to surprise completely

computer

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US / kəmˈpju:tə(r) /

UK / kəmˈpjutɚ /

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  • noun
  • Machine for storing data, accessing the internet

definitely

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US / ˈdefɪnətli /

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  • adverb
  • Without question; beyond doubt

consequence

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US / ˈkɔnsikwəns /

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  • noun
  • Importance of a person or thing
  • Outcome of an event; result

eight

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US / eɪt /

UK / et /

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  • number
  • 8

job

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US / dʒɒb /

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  • noun
  • Something that must be done
  • Regular work at which you earn money

sorry

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US / ˈsɒri /

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  • exclamation
  • What you say to admit you were wrong
  • adjecitve
  • Causing others to feel pity; poor
  • Feeling regret or sympathy about wrong thing

board

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US / bɔ:d /

UK / bɔrd, bord /

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  • noun
  • Surface for posting or showing information
  • Group of persons who direct an organization
  • Long piece of material used for riding the waves
  • Long thin piece of wood, used for building; plank
  • verb
  • To enter a ship, plane, or other vehicle
  • To cover with long wooden strips of wood
  • To pay money to live in someone's house; lodge

for

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

through

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US / θru: /

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

time

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US / taɪm /

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

communist

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US / ˈkɒmjənɪst /

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  • adjecitve
  • Believer in communism

face

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  • noun
  • Side or outer surface of something
  • An expression using mouth, nose, eyes etc.
  • Front part of the head where eyes, mouth etc. are
  • Characteristics you show in public
  • verb
  • To cover a surface with something like paint
  • To deal with a problem or responsibilities
  • To look toward; point in a certain direction

fraud

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  • noun
  • Use of dishonest ways to take something valuable
  • Person who pretends to be what he or she is not

limb

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  • noun
  • Leg, arm, branch or wing
  • Part of something that extends out over an area

criminal

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US / ˈkrɪmɪnl /

UK / ˈkrɪmənəl /

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  • adjecitve
  • Involving illegal activity; relating to crime
  • Not justifiable; shameful
  • noun
  • Person who commits a crime

fortune

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US / 'fɔ:tʃu:n /

UK / ˈfɔrtʃən /

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  • noun
  • What might happen to you in the future
  • Chance or luck, particularly good luck
  • Very large amount of money

home

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US / həʊm /

UK / hom /

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

just

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US / dʒʌst /

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

talk

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US / tɔ:k /

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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

package

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  • adjecitve
  • Presented as one item but includes several
  • noun
  • Box or container items are placed in for mailing
  • A container for items for sale, e.g. food
  • Group of several items or services offered as one
  • verb
  • To present or sell a group of things as one item
  • To put something into a container to store it

set

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US / set /

UK / sɛt /

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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

start

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  • noun
  • First time or place that a thing exists; beginning
  • First opportunity to achieve something, e.g. a job
  • Sudden action or movement because you are scared
  • other
  • Beginning of something in place or time
  • verb
  • To do, be or happen for the first time; begin
  • To turn something on

well

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US / wel /

UK / wɛl /

A1
  • adjecitve
  • Being in a fortunate, good condition or state
  • Healthy and in good condition
  • adverb
  • In an acceptable, proper, or successful manner
  • In a complete, total, or full manner
  • A great and considerable degree
  • In a successful way, in a good or satisfactory way
  • exclamation
  • Used to begin or continue a particular statement
  • Used to show you want to start saying something
  • Used to express that you are waiting for a reply
  • You say this to change the topic of a conversation
  • Used to indicate you are making a final remark
  • noun
  • Long deep hole in the ground to get water
  • verb
  • To cause your eyes to fill with tears

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

all

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US / ɔ:l /

UK / ɔl /

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

everyone

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US / ˈevriwʌn /

UK / ˈɛvriˌwʌn /

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  • pronoun
  • Every person; everybody

russia

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US / 'rʌʃə /

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  • proper noun
  • A country in northern Asia and eastern Europe; population 143,500,000 (estimated 2015); capital, Mos

strange

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US / streɪndʒ /

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  • adjecitve
  • Unusual or odd; surprising because unexpected

who

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US / hu: /

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

figure

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US / ˈfiɡə /

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

else

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  • adverb
  • Otherwise; if you fail to
  • (Of person place thing etc.) besides; in addition

their

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  • determiner
  • Belonging to them

country

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US / ˈkʌntri /

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

okey

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achievement

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US / əˈtʃi:vmənt /

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  • noun
  • Something good that you have successfully done

between

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US / bɪˈtwi:n /

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

everything

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  • pronoun
  • All of the things mentioned

original

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US / ə'rɪdʒənl /

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  • adjecitve
  • Being first made, thought or performed; fresh
  • Being unique or thinking differently from others

pursue

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US / pə'sju: /

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  • verb
  • To follow and try to catch, or to reach a goal
  • To try to achieve or get something over time

they

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US / ðeɪ /

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

very

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US / 'verɪ /

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

main

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  • adjecitve
  • Most important; most often used

possible

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  • adjecitve
  • Being able or appropriate for a task or purpose
  • Having a chance of happening, or being true

bring

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

hank

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US / hæŋk /

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  • other
  • A coil of rope or wool or yarn

humanize

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US / 'hju:mənaɪz /

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  • verb
  • Make more humane; become more human-like

movie

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  • noun
  • Motion picture; film

room

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  • noun
  • All of the people inside a particular room
  • Part of building enclosed by walls, e.g. kitchen
  • Opportunity to exist, happen, or be true
  • verb
  • To share a home with someone

take

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US / teɪk /

UK / tek /

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

personally

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US / ˈpɜ:sənəli /

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  • adverb
  • By a specific person, and not by anyone else
  • Knowing someone as a friend, or closely

show

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US / ʃəʊ /

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

kgb

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  • proper noun
  • The state security police (1954–91) of the former Soviet Union with responsibility for external espi

first

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US / fɜ:st /

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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 /

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  • 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

president

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US / ˈprezɪdənt /

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

sue

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US / su: /

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  • noun
  • Person's name
  • verb
  • To take legal action against someone

boundary

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US / 'baʊndrɪ /

UK / ˈbaʊndəri, -dri /

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  • noun
  • A division or border to separate two areas

find

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

great

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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

japan

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US / dʒəˈpæn /

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  • noun
  • A string of more than islands to the east of Asia
  • Lacquer with a durable glossy black finish, originally from the orient
  • Lacquerware decorated and varnished in the Japanese manner with a glossy durable black lacquer
  • verb
  • Coat with a lacquer, as done in Japan

mean

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US / mi:n /

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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

partner

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  • noun
  • One you have a business/personal relationship with
  • Someone you have personal relationship with
  • verb
  • To join with others for work or other activity

watch

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  • noun
  • Period of time someone is responsible for guarding
  • Device you wear on your wrist that shows the time
  • Official warning statement, e.g. of bad weather
  • verb
  • To keep in check, manage, or control something
  • To look at something for entertainment, e.g. TV
  • To guard a place or people; protect child, etc.
  • To look at carefully to work out what is happening
  • To protect and care for someone or something

about

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

different

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US / ˈdɪfrənt /

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

impact

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  • noun
  • A striking effect or result to hit with force
  • Very strong influence
  • Act or force of one thing hitting something else
  • verb
  • To hit or strike someone or something with force

like

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

people

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US / 'pi:pl /

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

secure

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  • adjecitve
  • Being attached to something tightly and surely
  • (Place that is) locked, guarded and safe
  • verb
  • To get or achieve something with certainty
  • To firmly attach something to something else
  • To protect from danger or harm, keep things safe

that

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US / ðæt /

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

what

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US / wɒt /

UK / hwɑt, hwʌt, wɔt, wʌt,hwət, wət /

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

stay

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US / steɪ /

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

actor

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US / ˈæktə(r) /

UK / ˈæktɚ /

A1
  • noun
  • Person who acts in the theater, movies, or TV

handheld

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US / ˈhændheld , ˌhændˈheld /

UK / ˈhændheld , ˌhændˈheld /

A1
  • noun
  • A digital device, such as a computer, PDA, or cell phone, that is small enough to be held and operat

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

dash

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US / dæʃ /

UK / dæʃ /

B1
  • noun
  • Hyphen e.g. '-'; or space
  • Act of running quickly towards a particular place
  • Small amount of something (often used in cooking)
  • verb
  • To hit against something with a lot of force
  • To destroy or damage a feeling, such as hope
  • To run or move very quickly or hastily

fun

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US / fʌn /

UK / fʌn /

A1
  • adjecitve
  • Amusing and enjoyable
  • noun
  • Enjoyable or amusing quality or feeling

house

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US / haʊs /

UK / haʊs /

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

right

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US / raɪt /

UK / raɪt /

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

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

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

backup

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US / ˈbækʌp /

UK / ˈbækˌʌp /

A2
  • noun
  • Making additional copies of your computer data

capture

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US / 'kæptʃə(r) /

UK / ˈkæptʃɚ /

B1
  • verb
  • To attract and hold e.g. interest, attention
  • To record, tape, or film something
  • To catch and prevent from being free
  • To take control of a place or object by force

feel

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US / fi:l /

UK / fil /

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

union

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US / 'ju:nɪən /

UK / ˈjunjən /

A2
  • noun
  • Act of joining two or more things into one
  • Marriage
  • Organization of workers to look after their needs

tetris

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US / /

UK / /

A1
  • noun
  • A monetary unit of Georgia, equal to one-hundredth of a lari.

actually

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US / ˈæktʃuəli /

UK / ˈæktʃuəli /

A1
  • adverb
  • Used to add new (often different) information

programming

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US / ˈprəʊgræmɪŋ /

UK / ˈproʊgræmɪŋ /

A1
  • noun
  • Writing computer code for a piece of software
  • TV or radio shows broadcast by a station
  • verb
  • To make someone act or think in a certain way
  • To write computer code for a piece of software

sell

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US / sel /

UK / sɛl /

A1
  • verb
  • To exchange something for money
  • To persuade people to do, like or agree

walk

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US / wɔ:k /

UK / wɔk /

A1
  • noun
  • Journey on foot done for pleasure or exercise
  • verb
  • To move with your legs at a slowish pace

corruption

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US / kəˈrʌpʃn /

UK / kəˈrʌpʃən /

B1
  • noun
  • State of being damaged or spoiled
  • Illegal, immoral dishonesty

after

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US / 'ɑ:ftə(r) /

UK / ˈæftɚ /

A1
  • adverb
  • Later than another time, or behind something
  • conjunction
  • Following something before
  • preposition
  • When an event happened or time has passed

always

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US / 'ɔ:lweɪz /

UK / ˈɔlwez,-wɪz,-wiz /

A1
  • adverb
  • For a very long time
  • At all times; in every situation
  • For ever

thousand

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US / ˈθaʊznd /

UK / ˈθaʊzənd /

A1
  • number
  • Number 1,000

will

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US / wɪl /

UK / wɪl /

A1
  • 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

million

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US / ˈmɪljən /

UK / ˈmɪljən /

A1
  • number
  • 1,000,000

publish

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US / 'pʌblɪʃ /

UK / ˈpʌblɪʃ /

A2
  • verb
  • To prepare and make available a book magazine etc.
  • To release information to the general public

probably

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US / ˈprɒbəbli /

UK / ˈprɑbəbli /

A1
  • adverb
  • That is likely to happen or be true

wait

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US / weɪt /

UK / wet /

A1
  • 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

consider

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US / kən'sɪdə(r) /

UK / kənˈsɪdər /

A1
  • verb
  • To think carefully about something

story

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US / 'stɔ:rɪ /

UK / ˈstɔri, ˈstori /

A1
  • noun
  • One of many floors or levels in a building
  • Account or description of how something happened

lose

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US / lu:z /

UK / luz /

A1
  • verb
  • To be unable to keep in check or control something
  • To decrease in value or quantity (e.g. weight)
  • To stop having certain qualities or abilities
  • To stop having or being entitled to
  • To fail to win something that is being contested
  • To be unable to find something you once had
  • To be dependent on someone (used with 'not')

soviet

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US / ˈsəuviət,ˈsɔviət /

UK / ˈsoviˌɛt, -ɪt, ˈsɑvi-, ˌsoviˈɛt /

A1
  • adjecitve
  • Of or relating to or characteristic of the former Soviet Union or its people
  • noun
  • Elected government council in a communist country

try

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US / traɪ /

UK / traɪ /

A1
  • noun
  • Act of putting the ball over the rugby goal line
  • verb
  • To make an effort, to attempt to do something
  • To examine someone or something in a court of law
  • To test to see if it is good or you like it
  • To make a person go through hardship; test
  • To examine something to see if it works

come

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US / kʌm /

UK / kʌm /

A1
  • verb
  • To arrive at a place
  • (Of mail) to be delivered
  • To move toward someone; go with someone
  • To reach a certain point or state

game

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US / ɡeɪm /

UK / ɡem /

A1
  • noun
  • Activity with rules that people play to have fun
  • Birds and animals people hunt to kill and eat
  • Match between two teams

think

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US / θɪŋk /

UK / θɪŋk /

A1
  • verb
  • To have an idea about something without certainty
  • To have an idea, opinion or belief about something

and

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US / ənd /

UK / ənd, ən,ænd /

A1
  • conjunction
  • Used to refer to two or more things
  • Plus; in addition; on top of that
  • Used to introduce an action that follows another

culture

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US / 'kʌltʃə(r) /

UK / ˈkʌltʃɚ /

A2
  • noun
  • Beliefs and customs of a particular group

guy

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US / ɡaɪ /

UK / ɡaɪ /

A1
  • noun
  • Man; boy; any person

lot

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US / lɒt /

UK / lɑt /

A1
  • 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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US / mæd /

UK / mæd /

A2
  • adjecitve
  • Very angry
  • Enthusiastic about something
  • Being or acting wildly and uncontrollably

money

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US / 'mʌnɪ /

UK / ˈmʌni /

A1
  • noun
  • Coins or notes we use to pay for things

arcade

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US / ɑ:ˈkeɪd /

UK / ɑ:rˈkeɪd /

B2
  • noun
  • Covered passageway with shops on either side

couple

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US / 'kʌpl /

UK / ˈkʌpəl /

A2
  • noun
  • Two people in a romantic relationship
  • Two of something; two people; a pair
  • verb
  • To join something to something else
  • (Two animals) to engage in sexual relations
  • To put two people or things together

keep

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US / ki:p /

UK / kip /

A1
  • noun
  • Large, strong tower in the middle of a castle
  • Money spent on you so you can live in a place
  • verb
  • To continue doing something; not to stop
  • To stop balls going in a goal in sports
  • To not give back or return something
  • (Of food) to not spoil or not rot
  • To take possession of something to own, e.g. a pet
  • To have and continue to hold something
  • To do something that you have promised or agreed
  • To stay in a certain place or condition
  • To maintain the rules

communism

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US / 'kɒmjʊnɪzəm /

UK / ˈkɑmjəˌnɪzəm /

B1
  • noun
  • Political system with state-controlled industry

from

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US / frəm /

UK / frʌm, frɑm,frəm /

A1
  • preposition
  • Starting at a particular place, time or level

hot

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US / hɒt /

UK / hɑ:t /

A1
  • 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

mic

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US / maɪk /

UK / maɪk /

B1
  • noun
  • Short for 'microphone'

out

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US / aʊt /

UK / aʊt /

A1
  • 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 /

A1
  • 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

cross

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US / krɒs /

UK / krɔs, krɑs /

A2
  • adjecitve
  • Angry and upset
  • From one side of something to the other
  • noun
  • (Of animals) mixture of breeds in one animal
  • Person's name
  • verb
  • To put one thing over another e.g. arms
  • To breed one type of animal or plant with another
  • To not to agree with someone; oppose
  • To go from one side of something to the other
  • To meet at one point

only

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US / ˈəunli /

UK / ˈonli /

A1
  • adverb
  • Just one; just that amount or thing; not more than
  • Not very important or serious
  • Just that type of thing, person
  • Short time ago; not before a certain time
  • conjunction
  • Except; but

kid

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US / kɪd /

UK / kɪd /

A2
  • adjecitve
  • Made from young goat skin
  • noun
  • Child or young person
  • Young goat
  • verb
  • To make fun of someone in a gentle way; to tease

large

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US / lɑ:dʒ /

UK / lɑ:rdʒ /

A1
  • adjecitve
  • Big; of great size; broad, tall, wide, or fat

meet

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US / mi:t /

UK / mit /

A1
  • noun
  • Sporting competition e.g. swimming
  • verb
  • To provide something that is necessary
  • To come together at a certain time or place

moscow

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US / 'mɒskəʊ /

UK / 'mɑskaʊ /

A1
  • proper noun
  • The capital of Russia, located at the center of European Russia, on the Moskva River; population 10,
  • A city in northwestern Idaho, home to the University of Idaho; population 22,798 (est. 2008).

rest

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US / rest /

UK / rɛst /

A1
  • 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

photo

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US / ˈfəʊtəʊ /

UK / ˈfoʊtoʊ /

A1
  • noun
  • Short for photograph; a picture taken by a camera

real

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US / rɪəl /

UK / ˈriəl, ril /

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

hon

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US / ɒn /

UK / ɑ:n /

B2
  • noun
  • Shortened form of honorable ; Used of judges

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

receive

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US / rɪ'si:v /

UK / rɪˈsiv /

A1
  • verb
  • To get something someone has given or sent to you
  • To allow someone to become a member (of a club)
  • To welcome someone as a guest into your home
  • To respond to (e.g. news) in a particular way

seek

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US / si:k /

UK / sik /

A2
  • verb
  • To ask someone for help
  • To search for; try to find or do; look for
  • To try to achieve something

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

fine

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US / faɪn /

UK / faɪn /

A2
  • adjecitve
  • Good, acceptable or satisfactory
  • Of high quality; made with great skill
  • In a careful or exact manner; into small pieces
  • Being of high quality
  • Good; okay; no problem
  • (Of weather) good; not raining
  • noun
  • Money you have to pay because you broke a rule
  • verb
  • To pay money because you broke a law

kind

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US / kaɪnd /

UK / kaɪnd /

A1
  • adjecitve
  • In a caring and helpful manner
  • friendly and considerate
  • noun
  • One type of thing

how

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US / haʊ /

UK / haʊ /

A1
  • 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)

live

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US / lɪv /

UK / liv /

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

you

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US / jʊ /

UK / ju /

A1
  • pronoun
  • Person someone is speaking or writing to
  • Person or people in general

term

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US / tɜ:m /

UK / tɚm /

A1
  • noun
  • Conditions applying to an agreement, contract
  • Length of time something is expected to happen
  • Fixed period of weeks for learning at school
  • The (precise) name given to something
  • verb
  • To call; give a name to

creator

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US / kriˈeɪtə(r) /

UK / kriˈetɚ /

A2
  • noun
  • Person who makes something original or new

man

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US / mæn /

UK / mæn /

A1
  • 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.)

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

russian

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US / ˈrʌʃn /

UK / ˈrʌʃn /

A1
  • adjecitve
  • Concerning the culture and people of Russia
  • noun
  • Person from Russia

software

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US / ˈsɒftweə(r) /

UK / ˈsɔ:ftwer /

A1
  • noun
  • Computer applications and systems

foreigner

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UK / ˈfɔ:rənə(r) /

A2
  • noun
  • Person who is from a different place or country

into

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US / 'ɪntə /

UK / ˈɪntu /

A1
  • preposition
  • Moving or going inside something
  • In the same direction as; in the direction of
  • So as to become; taking the state of

love

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US / lʌv /

UK / lʌv /

A1
  • 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

one

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US / wʌn /

UK / wʌn /

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

perfect

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US / 'pɜ:fɪkt /

UK / ˈpɚfɪkt /

A1
  • adjecitve
  • So good it cannot be improved
  • verb
  • To do something so well, it cannot be done better

publisher

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US / ˈpʌblɪʃə(r) /

UK / ˈpʌblɪʃɚ /

A2
  • noun
  • Business that produces books or magazines

than

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US / ðən /

UK / ðən /

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

play

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US / pleɪ /

UK / pleɪ /

A1
  • 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

ready

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US / 'redɪ /

UK / ˈrɛdi /

A1
  • adjecitve
  • Being likely or about to do something
  • Being willing to do a task
  • verb
  • To prepare something for use or action

this

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US / ðɪs /

UK / ðɪs /

A1
  • adjecitve
  • Used to indicate something already been discussed
  • Used to indicate something happening around now
  • adverb
  • An indication by a physical motion or gesture
  • A specific amount of
  • determiner
  • Person, thing, or idea near you
  • pronoun
  • Person, thing that has already been discussed

business

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US / ˈbɪznəs /

UK / ˈbɪznɪs /

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

support

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US / səˈpɔ:t /

UK / səˈpɔrt, -ˈport /

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

apartment

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US / əˈpɑ:tmənt /

UK / əˈpɑ:rtmənt /

A2
  • noun
  • Set of rooms to live in on one floor of a building

deal

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US / di:l /

UK / dil /

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

friend

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US / frend /

UK / frɛnd /

A1
  • noun
  • Person who you like and enjoy being with

now

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US / naʊ /

UK / naʊ /

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

script

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US / skrɪpt /

UK / skrɪpt /

B1
  • noun
  • Written text of a book, play, film, or speech
  • Set of letters or characters of a written language
  • verb
  • To write a text for a movie, play or speech

brilliant

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US / 'brɪlɪənt /

UK / ˈbrɪljənt /

A2
  • adjecitve
  • Having a great amount of intelligence or talent
  • Being very bright, like a diamond; shining

really

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US / ˈri:əli /

UK / ˈriəˌli, ˈrili /

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

somebody

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US / 'sʌmbədɪ /

UK / ˈsʌmˌbɑdi, -ˌbʌdi, -bədi /

A1
  • noun
  • Important well-respected person
  • pronoun
  • Person who is not known or named

same

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US / seɪm /

UK / sem /

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

crazy

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  • Tetris — The Real People Behind Tetris | Apple TVIntroduction:Tetris is considered the perfect game by millions of players around the world. But have you ever wondered about the real people behind this iconic game? In the Apple TV documentary, titled 'Tetris - The Real People Behind Tetris', the extraordinary story of Tetris comes to life. Set in Soviet Russia in 1989, this documentary explores the different individuals from all over the world who played a crucial role in pursuing the rights to this incredibly hot property.Key Characters:One of the central characters in the documentary is Hank, a larger-than-life cowboy figure who risks everything to make his fortune and secure the rights to Tetris. Hank's determination takes him to Moscow, a communist country that still considers America as its number one enemy. Despite warnings from others that he could be in danger, Hank remains undeterred in his quest.Another key character is Alexey Pazhnov, the original creator of Tetris. Alexey's brilliance in game design is showcased in this documentary, as he shares his journey of creating Tetris and the struggles he faced in a country riddled with corruption and greed.The Story:The documentary unfolds with Hank's discovery of Tetris while he was a publisher of computer games in Japan. Surprisingly, the publishers of Tetris had no idea of the game's true potential. Hank secures the console rights in Japan, and with the release of Game Boy, he sees an opportunity to reach millions of players worldwide.To achieve this, Hank strikes a deal with the president of Nintendo USA and sets off on a daring journey to Moscow to negotiate the Game Boy rights for Tetris. The stakes are high as he finds himself in a room full of business people, with the presence of potential KGB agents adding to the tension. However, amidst the risks, Hank manages to form a connection with Alexey Pazhnov, the mind behind Tetris.Throughout the documentary, audiences get a glimpse into the struggles faced by Alexey as he battles with the communist restrictions that prevent him from receiving any monetary compensation for his creation. He firmly believes that Tetris is his main achievement in life, even though it was the only piece of Russian software to gain international recognition at the time.Conclusion:'Tetris - The Real People Behind Tetris' sheds light on the remarkable individuals who played a vital role in shaping the Tetris phenomenon. From Hank's bold entrepreneurial spirit to Alexey's ingenuity and resilience, this documentary highlights the impact of Tetris and its enduring legacy. Despite the obstacles faced in a country engulfed in communism and corruption, Tetris emerged as a symbol of innovation and global connectivity. Whether you're a devoted Tetris player or simply curious about its origins, this Apple TV documentary is a must-watch that provides a fascinating insight into the real people who brought this iconic game to life.
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  • Tetris, it's the perfect game.
  • I'm gonna go to Moscow.
  • Secure worldwide handheld rights.
  • You're walking into a communist country that still considers America enemy numero uno.
  • If you go, we can't protect you.
  • Okey dokey.
  • The movie is an extraordinary story set in Soviet Russia in 1989 about different people from all over the world pursuing this incredibly hot property.
  • My character, Hank, is a kind of larger than life cowboy figure who goes out on a limb to make his fortune and get the rights to Tetris.
  • When I first found Tetris, I was a publisher of computer games in Japan.
  • The people who were publishing it had no idea what they had.
  • I got the console rights in Japan and then Game Boy came out.
  • Gentlemen, if you want to sell a couple hundred thousand Game Boys to little kids, package them with Mario.
  • But if you want to sell millions of Game Boys, Package them with Tetris.
  • I made a deal with the president of Nintendo USA.
  • A month later, I was on a plane to Moscow to get the Game Boy rights.
  • We're in a room full of eight business people.
  • There are definitely some KGB guys in the room.
  • You go home today, or you stay and face the consequences.
  • Alexey Pazhnov and I first met in that room.
  • He was the original creator of Tetris.
  • Hank was the first man Alexey can talk about computers to.
  • Alexey, your game is brilliant.
  • I'm gonna make you a millionaire.
  • I do not have right to receive money from my game.
  • Well, that's criminal.
  • No, it is communism.
  • Tetris is my main achievement in my life.
  • That was the only Russian software coming out of Soviet Union that time.
  • There's lots of corruption there and people after money.
  • And there's this one man who's made this thing that everyone wants.
  • We'll start by licensing computer games, then video games, arcade games, board games, everything.
  • It's this mad dash to secure the rights to the game.
  • Don't sacrifice everything for this.
  • Get in!
  • We were living in this two-bedroom apartment supporting this crazy foreigner father.
  • It was really a transformational time in our family's lives.
  • Everything is gonna be fine.
  • Because if it isn't, then we don't have handheld rights and we don't have console rights and Nintendo will sue us for fraud and we'll lose the business and they'll probably take our house.
  • And I am trying to keep it together.
  • I mean, really I am, but I do not have a backup plan.
  • It's strange watching somebody else be me.
  • It was fun to watch because he does a good job.
  • I was impressed at the script and now the actors as well.
  • They really captured what the real people were like.
  • Personally, for my part, I always just feel if you seek to humanize somebody and make them relatable and three-dimensional, then you are doing them the right service.
  • Sorry, hon.
  • Papa's gotta go and get ready for his business trip.
  • But I can't wait to see your show.
  • Tetris crosses boundaries.
  • You know, it brings people of all cultures together.
  • Hank and Alexi, they're incredibly different in terms of their family lives, but they love programming.
  • Partners are what make us great.
  • Not only is Tetris an amazing game, but it was only possible through this friendship between Hank and Alexi that it spread through the rest of the world.
  • He's the author of Tetris.
  • He was the author.
  • Play Tetris.
  • Play Tetris.
  • With my friends.
  • When you take a photo, how do you make the photo have the same emotional impact as when you were actually there?
  • I think the movie does that very well.