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G20 Summit in India | What should be on PM Trudeau's international agenda?

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into

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US / 'ɪntə /

UK / ˈɪntu /

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

mat

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US / mæt /

UK / mæt /

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  • noun
  • Piece of material used to cover, protect the floor
  • Piece of material put on table, etc. to protect it
  • Thick mass of something, such as hair

message

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US / 'mesɪdʒ /

UK / ˈmɛsɪdʒ /

A2
  • noun
  • Main idea or theme in a story, book, or film
  • Piece of information that is told/given to someone
  • verb
  • To communicate using text

other

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US / 'ʌðə(r) /

UK / ˈʌðər /

A1
  • adjecitve
  • A thing different from that mentioned
  • determiner
  • (Something) else; not the first (one)
  • pronoun
  • Being the one and only thing of that category

one

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US / wʌn /

UK / wʌn /

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

than

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US / ðən /

UK / ðən /

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

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

might

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US / maɪt /

UK / maɪt /

A1
  • other
  • Used to politely request an action
  • Used to express that something could happen
  • Power, strength, force or influence

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

climate

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US / ˈklaɪmət /

UK / ˈklaɪmɪt /

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  • noun
  • Typical weather conditions in a particular place

dock

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US / dɒk /

UK / dɑ:k /

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  • noun
  • Area in a harbor where boats arrive and are kept
  • verb
  • To take away a part of an animal's tail
  • To take away a part of someone's salary
  • To park a boat or ship in a harbor or marina

five

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US / faɪv /

UK / faɪv /

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  • number
  • 5

kind

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US / kaɪnd /

UK / kaɪnd /

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

how

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US / haʊ /

UK / haʊ /

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

you

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US / jʊ /

UK / ju /

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

brief

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US / bri:f /

UK / brif /

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  • adjecitve
  • (Of period of time) short; using few words
  • noun
  • Information and instructions given for a meeting
  • verb
  • To give information/instructions before a meeting

deep

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US / di:p /

UK / dip /

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  • adjecitve
  • Complex and important
  • Extreme or intense
  • Going far down from the surface
  • Low in pitch, as a sound
  • adverb
  • At a certain distance beneath the surface

state

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US / steɪt /

UK / stet /

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

make

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US / meɪk /

UK / mek /

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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

goal

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US / ɡəʊl /

UK / ɡol /

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

jockey

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US / 'dʒɒkɪ /

UK / ˈdʒɑki /

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  • noun
  • Person who professionally rides horses in races
  • verb
  • To compete for position, success or space

shocked

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US / ʃɒkt /

UK / ʃɑːkt /

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  • adjecitve
  • Very upset by some unexpected event
  • verb
  • To affect someone with an electrical current
  • To cause great surprise, horror, or anger

play

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US / pleɪ /

UK / pleɪ /

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

this

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US / ðɪs /

UK / ðɪs /

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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

could

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US / kəd /

UK / kʊd /

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

handle

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  • noun
  • The part of a door you hold to open it
  • Thing you hold to carry or open a bag, pan etc.
  • verb
  • To cope with or take responsibility for
  • To control a machine, car etc.
  • To control or be controlled /used in a certain way
  • To deal with a particular situation/person; manage
  • To buy, sell, or move materials or goods
  • To hold, control, or use something with the hands
  • To touch objects with the hands to look at them

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

pedal

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US / ˈpedl /

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  • noun
  • Lever worked by the foot, e.g. the brakes of a car

willing

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  • adjecitve
  • Act of making a choice
  • verb
  • To leave property to someone after your death
  • To use mental effort to make something happen
  • To influence someone to do something
  • To make something happen by strongly wanting it

hear

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US / hɪə(r) /

UK / hɪr /

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

reed

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US / ri:d /

UK / ri:d /

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  • noun
  • Person's name
  • Thin piece of wood blown to produce musical notes
  • Piece of wood that is blown to make a sound
  • Tall grass-like plant that grows close to water

away

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US / ə'weɪ /

UK / əˈwe /

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

world

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US / wɜ:ld /

UK / wɜrld /

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

government

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US / ˈgʌvənmənt /

UK / ˈɡʌvənmənt /

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  • noun
  • Group of people and system that rule a nation

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 /

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

insofar

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US / ˌɪnsəʊ'fɑ: /

UK / ˌɪnsoʊ'fɑ: /

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  • other
  • To the degree or extent that

see

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US / si: /

UK / si /

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

end

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US / end /

UK / ɛnd /

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  • noun
  • The point where a process or activity stops
  • A point that marks the limit of something; finish
  • Goal or desired result
  • The tip, edge or limit of something
  • verb
  • To be the last part of something

focus

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US / 'fəʊkəs /

UK / ˈfokəs /

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

manage

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US / ˈmænɪdʒ /

UK / ˈmænɪdʒ /

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  • verb
  • To survive hardships and difficulties; to cope
  • To run or operate a business by directing others

prime

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US / praɪm /

UK / praɪm /

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  • adjecitve
  • Concerning the highest in quality or value
  • Concerning the highest level of achievement
  • Most important, chief importance in value
  • verb
  • To get a person ready for; prepare someone
  • To coat with paint to prepare it for the main coat

adviser

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US / ədˈvaɪzə(r) /

UK / ædˈvaɪzɚ /

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  • noun
  • Someone giving advice in business, law etc.

clear

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US / klɪə(r) /

UK / klɪr /

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

economic

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US / ˌi:kəˈnɒmɪk /

UK / ˌɛkəˈnɑmɪk, ˌikə- /

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  • adjecitve
  • Concerning trade, industry, and money

raise

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US / reɪz /

UK / rez /

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  • 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

senior

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US / 'si:nɪə(r) /

UK / ˈsinjɚ /

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  • adjecitve
  • Being older than another person
  • Concerning the needs or activities of older people
  • (Student) in the final year of school
  • noun
  • Person who has usually reached a specific old age
  • Person who is older than someone else
  • Person with higher status or authority than
  • Student who is in the final year of school

problem

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US / ˈprɒbləm /

UK / ˈprɑbləm /

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

agenda

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US / ə'dʒendə /

UK / əˈdʒɛndə /

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  • noun
  • Plan or policy to achieve your goal or intentions
  • Outcome you want to happen but do not reveal
  • List of matters to be discussed at a meeting

engagement

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US / ɪnˈgeɪdʒmənt /

UK / ɛnˈɡedʒmənt /

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  • noun
  • Something you must do at a set time; appointment
  • Fight between opposing military forces in a war
  • Act of asking someone to marry you

have

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US / həv /

UK / hæv /

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

information

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US / ˌɪnfəˈmeɪʃn /

UK / ˌɪnfɚˈmeʃən /

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  • noun
  • Collection of facts and details about something

without

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US / wɪˈðaʊt /

UK / wɪðˈaʊt, wɪθ- /

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  • preposition
  • Not with; not having

achieve

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US / ə'tʃi:v /

UK / əˈtʃiv /

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  • verb
  • To succeed in doing good, usually by working hard

tough

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US / tʌf /

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  • adjecitve
  • (Of food) difficult to chew or bite through
  • Very difficult to do or deal with
  • Having strict standards
  • Being firm and not easily bent or broken
  • Being strong physically or mentally
  • Being difficult to persuade
  • Capable of violence

can

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US / kæn /

UK / kən,kæn /

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

sense

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US / sens /

UK / sɛns /

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  • noun
  • Certain mental feeling or emotion
  • Normal or clear state of mind
  • Meaning of a particular word, phrase or text
  • verb
  • To perceive using sight, sound, taste touch etc.
  • To recognize the presence of something

pick

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US / pɪk /

UK / pɪk /

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

really

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US / ˈri:əli /

UK / ˈriəˌli, ˈrili /

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

would

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US / wʊd /

UK / wʊd /

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

compete

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US / kəmˈpi:t /

UK / kəmˈpit /

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  • verb
  • To try to beat others at something, e.g. a race

experience

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US / ɪk'spɪərɪəns /

UK / ɪkˈspɪriəns /

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

leader

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US / ˈli:də(r) /

UK / ˈlidɚ /

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

now

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US / naʊ /

UK / naʊ /

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

putin

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US / /

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  • noun
  • An act or the right of putting the ball into a scrum.

barrier

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US / 'bærɪə(r) /

UK / ˈbæriɚ /

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  • noun
  • Difficult situation preventing something happening
  • Structure or object that stops free movement

but

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US / bət /

UK / bʌt,bət /

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  • conjunction
  • Used before you say something different, opposite

signal

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US / 'sɪɡnəl /

UK / ˈsɪɡnəl /

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  • adjecitve
  • Most important or most noticeable
  • noun
  • Movement of a hand or other means to send messages
  • Act/sound that tells people to do/start something
  • Road-side lights that direct traffic to go or stop
  • Sound and light waves carrying TV and radio data
  • verb
  • To be evidence/an indication something will happen
  • To make a noise or motion to tell someone to start

security

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US / sɪ'kjʊərətɪ /

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  • noun
  • Department in a company in charge of protection
  • Financial document, like stocks, bonds and notes
  • Person paid to protect property and people
  • Things done to protect people, buildings etc.
  • Condition of being safe from danger or harm

testify

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US / 'testɪfaɪ /

UK / 'testɪfaɪ /

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  • verb
  • To tell what you know (in court)

attach

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  • verb
  • To be associated or connected with

commissioner

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UK / kəˈmɪʃənɚ /

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  • noun
  • Person heading a group in charge of something

donation

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US / dəʊˈneɪʃn /

UK / doʊˈneɪʃn /

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  • noun
  • Gift or money given to help support a cause

somebody

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US / 'sʌmbədɪ /

UK / ˈsʌmˌbɑdi, -ˌbʌdi, -bədi /

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

development

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US / dɪ'veləpmənt /

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  • noun
  • Act or process of growing bigger or more advanced
  • A new event related to a previous event

champion

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US / 'tʃæmpɪən /

UK / 'tʃæmpɪən /

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  • noun
  • Person who fights for or supports strongly
  • verb
  • To support or fight for something you believe in

not

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US / nɒt /

UK / nɑt /

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

our

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US / 'aʊə(r) /

UK / aʊr /

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  • determiner
  • Belonging to us

relationship

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US / rɪˈleɪʃnʃɪp /

UK / rɪˈleʃənˌʃɪp /

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  • noun
  • Connection between two or more people or things
  • Way people interact or live with each other
  • Romantic or loving friendship between two people

approach

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US / ə'prəʊtʃ /

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

change

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US / tʃeɪndʒ /

UK / tʃendʒ /

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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

representation

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US / ˌreprɪzenˈteɪʃn /

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  • noun
  • Depicting objects, figures, or scenes as seen
  • Picture showing something in a particular way
  • Act or action of representing something

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

court

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US / kɔ:t /

UK / kɔrt, kort /

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

election

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US / ɪ'lekʃn /

UK / ɪˈlɛkʃən /

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  • noun
  • Process of choosing someone by voting

minister

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US / 'mɪnɪstə(r) /

UK / ˈmɪnɪstɚ /

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  • noun
  • An official who heads a government department
  • Person who performs Christian services

russia

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US / 'rʌʃə /

UK / 'rʌʃə /

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

who

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US / hu: /

UK / hu /

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

look

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US / lʊk /

UK / lʊk /

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

thank

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US / θæŋk /

UK / θæŋk /

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  • verb
  • To tell someone you are grateful to them

appoint

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US / ə'pɔɪnt /

UK / əˈpɔɪnt /

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  • verb
  • To officially choose a person for a job, position

appointment

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US / əˈpɔɪntmənt /

UK / əˈpɔɪntmənt /

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  • noun
  • Job, position or duty that is offered to a person
  • Time you arranged to meet someone or do something

bet

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US / bet /

UK / bet /

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  • noun
  • Act of gambling money on the result of a race etc.
  • verb
  • To gamble money to win more money, e.g. on horses

china

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UK / ˈtʃaɪnə /

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  • noun
  • A communist nation that covers a vast territory in eastern Asia; the most populous country in the wo
  • other
  • High quality porcelain originally made only in China

involvement

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US / ɪnˈvɒlvmənt /

UK / ɪnˈvɑːlvmənt /

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  • noun
  • Act or process of joining in a particular activity

huge

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US / hju:dʒ /

UK / hjudʒ /

A2
  • adjecitve
  • Very very large

their

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US / ðɛː /

UK / ðer /

A1
  • determiner
  • Belonging to them

possible

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US / ˈpɒsəbl /

UK / ˈpɑsəbəl /

A1
  • adjecitve
  • Being able or appropriate for a task or purpose
  • Having a chance of happening, or being true

take

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US / teɪk /

UK / tek /

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

background

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US / ˈbækgraʊnd /

UK / ˈbækˌɡraʊnd /

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

dollar

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US / ˈdɒlə(r) /

UK / ˈdɑ:lə(r) /

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

they

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US / ðeɪ /

UK / ðe /

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

tackle

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US / 'tækl /

UK / ˈtækəl /

B1
  • noun
  • Equipment used in fishing
  • Arrangement of ropes and wheels used for lifting
  • Attempt to force a person to the ground
  • verb
  • To start working on a difficult problem
  • To grab and throw a person to the ground

very

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US / 'verɪ /

UK / ˈvɛri /

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

trudeau

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US / truˈdoʊ /

UK / /

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attend

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US / əˈtend /

UK / əˈtɛnd /

B1
  • verb
  • To take care of someone in need
  • To listen or watch carefully; to concentrate
  • To be present at an event
  • To go to a place regularly

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

economically

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US / ˌi:kəˈnɒmɪkli /

UK / ˌikəˈnɑmɪklɪ /

B1
  • adverb
  • In an efficient manner
  • In an efficient manner; without using much effort
  • In a way that relates to economics or finance

help

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US / help /

UK / hɛlp /

A1
  • noun
  • Something given to enable a person to do something
  • Assistance given to someone in need
  • Someone who makes something easier or possible
  • verb
  • To act to enable a person to do something; assist
  • To make something better or less difficult

johnson

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US / ˈdʒɔnsn /

UK / ˈdʒɑnsən /

A1
  • noun
  • A man's penis.

literally

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US / ˈlɪtərəli /

UK / ˈlɪtərəli /

B1
  • adverb
  • So as to express the exact meaning of something
  • Used to say something is true, even if unlikely

policy

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US / 'pɒləsɪ /

UK / ˈpɑlɪsi /

A2
  • noun
  • Document stating terms of an insurance agreement
  • Course of action proposed by an organization, etc.

particular

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US / pəˈtɪkjələ(r) /

UK / pɚˈtɪkjəlɚ, pəˈtɪk- /

B2
  • adjecitve
  • One specific (one)
  • Having firm ideas about what is desirable
  • Being special or more than is typical

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

february

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US / ˈfebruəri /

UK / ˈfebrueri /

A1
  • noun
  • 2nd month of the year

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

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

back

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US / bæk /

UK / bæk /

A1
  • adjecitve
  • Farthest from the front e.g. in a classroom
  • adverb
  • Have returned to a place you were before
  • noun
  • The part of a chair that the upper body leans upon
  • Location at the rear of something
  • The reverse of side something
  • Area on the rear of your body
  • verb
  • To bet money on something
  • To go backwards in a car
  • To support and encourage someone or some cause

certainly

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US / ˈsə:tnli /

UK / ˈsɚtnli /

A1
  • adverb
  • Sure; of course

intelligence

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US / ɪn'telɪdʒəns /

UK / ɪnˈtɛlədʒəns /

A2
  • adjecitve
  • Of the spying services; acting in secrecy
  • noun
  • Collection of secret information about something
  • Ability to learn things or to consider situations

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

underway

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US / ˌʌndəˈweɪ /

UK / ˌʌndɚˈwe /

B2
  • adverb
  • Happening now

reporter

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US / rɪˈpɔ:tə(r) /

UK / rɪˈpɔrtɚ, -ˈpor- /

A1
  • noun
  • Someone whose job is to report news

where

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US / hwɛə /

UK / hwɛr, wɛr /

A1
  • conjunction
  • At or in the place which
  • In whatever place
  • pronoun
  • Word you use to ask the location of something

clean

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US / kli:n /

UK / klin /

A1
  • adjecitve
  • Not marked in any way; blank
  • Done according to the rules or standards; fair
  • Free from disease or sickness
  • Being free from dirt or marks; washed
  • Behaving well; not breaking any rules; legal
  • adverb
  • Completely; entirely
  • verb
  • To make free from dirt or marks; washed
  • To make neat and orderly e.g. a room
  • To remove the inner parts of an animal

employment

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US / ɪmˈplɔɪmənt /

UK / ɛmˈplɔɪmənt /

A2
  • adjecitve
  • Concerning the number of people who are in work
  • noun
  • The state of being in work or having a job

join

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US / dʒɔɪn /

UK / dʒɔɪn /

A1
  • verb
  • To bring something close to another, to become one
  • To become a member of
  • To participate in an activity with others

partisan

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US / ˌpɑ:tɪˈzæn /

UK / ˈpɑ:rtəzn /

A1
  • adjecitve
  • Showing too much support for one person, group
  • noun
  • Resistance fighters in World War II

put

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US / pʊt /

UK / pʊt /

A1
  • 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

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

two

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US / tu: /

UK / tu /

A1
  • number
  • 2

from

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US / frəm /

UK / frʌm, frɑm,frəm /

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

national

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US / 'næʃnəl /

UK / ˈnæʃənəl, ˈnæʃnəl /

A2
  • adjecitve
  • Concerning a nation as a whole
  • noun
  • A person of a particular country

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

share

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US / ʃeə(r) /

UK / ʃɛr /

A2
  • noun
  • Part-ownership in a property, business or company
  • Part of a company you own, shown by a certificate
  • verb
  • To divide something between two or more people
  • To allow others to use your things equally
  • To give information, etc. to someone

issue

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US / 'ɪʃu: /

UK / ˈɪʃu /

A2
  • noun
  • Important topic discussed, debated or argued over
  • Single edition of a magazine
  • verb
  • To make something available to be used or sold
  • To deliver a statement, etc. in an official manner

real

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US / rɪəl /

UK / ˈriəl, ril /

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

sometimes

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US / ˈsʌmtaɪmz /

UK / ˈsʌmˌtaɪmz /

A1
  • adverb
  • Only at certain times; occasionally

criminal

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US / ˈkrɪmɪnl /

UK / ˈkrɪmənəl /

A2
  • adjecitve
  • Involving illegal activity; relating to crime
  • Not justifiable; shameful
  • noun
  • Person who commits a crime

justin

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US / 'dʒʌstɪn /

UK / 'dʒʌstɪn /

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nation

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US / 'neɪʃn /

UK / ˈneʃən /

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

report

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US / rɪ'pɔ:t /

UK / rɪˈpɔrt, ˈport /

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

somewhere

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US / 'sʌmweə(r) /

UK / ˈsʌmˌhwɛr, -ˌwɛr /

A1
  • adverb
  • At or to an unknown or unnamed place

talk

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US / tɔ:k /

UK / tɔk /

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

mandate

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US / 'mændeɪt /

UK / ˈmænˌdet /

B2
  • noun
  • Official command or order
  • verb
  • To order that something is done

never

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US / 'nevə(r) /

UK / ˈnɛvɚ /

A1
  • adverb
  • Not ever; not at any time

operation

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US / ˌɒpəˈreɪʃn /

UK / ˌɑpəˈreʃən /

A2
  • noun
  • Business or company, or its activities
  • Functioning; use
  • Medical procedure involving surgery

reid

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UK / rid /

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credible

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US / ˈkredəbl /

UK / ˈkrɛdəbəl /

B2
  • adjecitve
  • Believable; that can be believed or trusted

much

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US / mʌtʃ /

UK / mʌtʃ /

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

under

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US / ˈʌndə(r) /

UK / ˈʌndɚ /

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

mantra

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US / ˈmæntrə /

UK / ˈmæntrə /

C1
  • noun
  • Repeated expression, as in Hindu/Buddhist prayers

news

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US / nju:z /

UK / nu:z /

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

question

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US / 'kwestʃən /

UK / ˈkwɛstʃən /

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

unblemished

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US / ʌnˈblemɪʃt /

UK / ʌnˈblɛmɪʃt /

B2
  • adjecitve
  • Free from physical or moral spots or stains

wonder

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US / 'wʌndə(r) /

UK / ˈwʌndɚ /

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

controversy

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US / 'kɒntrəvɜ:sɪ /

UK / ˈkɑntrəˌvɚsi /

B1
  • noun
  • Strong public disagreement about something

inquiry

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US / ɪn'kwaɪərɪ /

UK / ɪnˈkwaɪri, ˈɪnˌkwaɪri, ˈɪnkwəri, ˈɪŋ- /

B1
  • noun
  • Process of seeking information
  • Official examination to get information

split

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US / splɪt /

UK / splɪt /

A2
  • adjecitve
  • No longer married or in a relationship
  • (Injured) by cutting it open, as in someone's lip
  • (Of a decision) when people cannot decide a winner
  • noun
  • Difference of opinion in a group causing a break
  • Separation or a break in something
  • verb
  • To become divided or broken along a straight line
  • To cause a cut in (lip, etc.)
  • To have difference of opinion in a group
  • To separate into two or more pieces
  • To divide something in an even or fair way

those

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US / ðəʊz /

UK / ðoz /

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

for

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US / fə(r) /

UK / fɔr,fə /

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

time

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US / taɪm /

UK / taɪm /

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

discussion

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US / dɪˈskʌʃn /

UK / dɪˈskʌʃən /

A2
  • noun
  • Any long communication about a particular topic

lower

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US / 'ləʊə(r) /

UK / ˈlaʊɚ, laʊr /

A2
  • adjecitve
  • In a position more near the bottom
  • verb
  • To move something downward to the ground

start

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US / stɑ:t /

UK / stɑrt /

A1
  • noun
  • First time or place that a thing exists; beginning
  • First opportunity to achieve something, e.g. a job
  • Sudden action or movement because you are scared
  • other
  • Beginning of something in place or time
  • verb
  • To do, be or happen for the first time; begin
  • To turn something on

well

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US / wel /

UK / wɛl /

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

within

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US / wɪˈðɪn /

UK / wɪðˈɪn, wɪθ- /

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  • adverb
  • Inside the limits of an area, time or range
  • preposition
  • From the inside of something

someone

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US / ˈsʌmwʌn /

UK / ˈsʌmˌwʌn, -wən /

A1
  • pronoun
  • Person who is not known or named

india

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US / 'ɪndɪə /

UK / ˈɪndɪə /

A1
  • proper noun
  • A country in southern Asia that occupies the greater part of the Indian subcontinent; population 1,3

inflation

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US / ɪn'fleɪʃn /

UK / ɪnˈfleʃən /

B1
  • noun
  • Act of filling something with air or gas
  • Continual rise in the prices of products

domestic

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US / dəˈmestɪk /

UK / dəˈmɛstɪk /

A2
  • adjecitve
  • British informal fight between husband and wife
  • Concerning your own home or house
  • Concerning or made in your own country
  • noun
  • Someone paid to help with housework in your house

speak

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US / spi:k /

UK / spik /

A1
  • verb
  • To be able to use a certain language
  • To use words to tell information, express thoughts

certain

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US / ˈsə:tn /

UK / ˈsɚtn /

A1
  • adjecitve
  • Definite, fixed
  • Referring to an unspecified amount or quantity
  • Being sure about something; without doubt

develop

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US / dɪ'veləp /

UK / dɪˈvɛləp /

A1
  • verb
  • To explain something in steps and in detail
  • To create or think of something
  • To grow bigger, more complex, or more advanced
  • To make a photograph from film

ever

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US / 'evə(r) /

UK / ˈɛvɚ /

A1
  • adverb
  • At any time; at all times in the future

point

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US / pɔɪnt /

UK / pɔɪnt /

A1
  • noun
  • An item to be discussed
  • Small spot or dot
  • Fact or detail
  • Feature of something
  • The size of the text on a page or screen
  • A certain time or stage in a process
  • Certain position in time or space
  • Idea or fact you try to convince people about
  • Measurement of scores in a game, sport
  • Sharp end of something, e.g. a pen or pin
  • verb
  • To face a certain direction, e.g. north
  • To indicate something with your finger to others

itself

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US / ɪtˈself /

UK / ɪtˈsɛlf /

A1
  • pronoun
  • Referring to it

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

economy

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US / ɪ'kɒnəmɪ /

UK / ɪˈkɑnəmi /

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  • noun
  • Using money, resources in a careful, effective way
  • Total of all goods, services and wages in an area

global

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US / ˈgləʊbl /

UK / ˈgloʊbl /

A2
  • adjecitve
  • Concerning, involving, affecting all of something
  • Of, affecting, or involving the entire world

obviously

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US / ˈɒbviəsli /

UK / ˈɑːbviəsli /

A2
  • adverb
  • In a way that is obvious/easy to see or understand

matter

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US / 'mætə(r) /

UK / ˈmætɚ /

A1
  • noun
  • Material all things are made of that fills space
  • Problem or reason for concern
  • verb
  • To be of great importance; to count

scott

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US / skɔt /

UK / skɑt /

A1
  • other
  • Award-winning United States film actor

while

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US / waɪl /

UK / hwaɪl, waɪl /

A1
  • conjunction
  • In spite of the fact that; although
  • During the time that; at the same time
  • noun
  • Short amount of time

continue

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US / kən'tɪnju: /

UK / kənˈtɪnju /

A1
  • verb
  • To do something without stopping, or after pausing
  • To start doing again after a break, pause, or stop

here

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US / hɪə(r) /

UK / hɪr /

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

logically

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US / 'lɒdʒɪklɪ /

UK / ˈlɑdʒɪkl:ɪ /

A2
  • adverb
  • In a reasonable and practical manner

quick

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US / kwɪk /

UK / kwɪk /

A1
  • adjecitve
  • Using very little time; moving far in little time
  • Learning and understanding rapidly and easily

supply

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US / sə'plaɪ /

UK / səˈplaɪ /

A2
  • noun
  • Availability of products and services for use
  • Specific things needed to perform a certain task
  • verb
  • To give or sell goods to others for their use

residual

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US / rɪˈzɪdjuəl /

UK / rɪˈzɪdʒuəl /

B2
  • adjecitve
  • Referring to the amount left over
  • noun
  • Amount left over

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

dig

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US / dɪg /

UK / dɪɡ /

A2
  • verb
  • To move material to create a hole

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  • Introduction to Video Content
  • The G20 Summit in India is just around the corner, and Prime Minister Trudeau's international agenda is the topic of discussion. In an interview with Scott Reed, a CTV News political commentator, they delve into various aspects of Trudeau's agenda. One of the main points of focus is the appointment of Justice Hogue to examine interference by foreign states such as China and Russia. Reed believes that Justice Hogue is the right pick for this task, as she is a credible and impartial individual. Unlike previous controversies surrounding appointments, Hogue's background and experience remain unblemished and free from partisan involvement. All political parties have signed off on her appointment, ensuring a clean and well-received decision. Trudeau has even expressed his willingness to testify, indicating the seriousness of the matter. The justice's mandate is divided into two parts, with a quicker report expected by the end of February, specifically looking into potential interference in the 2019-2021 elections. This raises questions about what the prime minister knew, when he knew it, and how the information was handled. It is likely that senior advisors and the national security advisor will be questioned in the process.
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  • All right, and to dig deeper into this, we're joined by Scott Reed, CTV News political commentator.
  • Scott, thanks for being here with us this morning.
  • Morning.
  • Now, let's start with that inquiry.
  • The liberals have appointed Justice Hogue to examine and assess interference by China, Russia and other foreign states.
  • Was this justice the right pick?
  • Oh, I think so, insofar as you've got a sitting justice, someone who's credible, someone who was unblemished with respect to their background and experience, and certainly with respect to partisan involvement.
  • And that's where, of course, questions were raised about David Johnson.
  • Oh, did he know the Trudeau family?
  • Oh, had somebody somewhere within his operation ever contributed to a political party, made a political donation?
  • This justice has been signed off by all the political parties.
  • All of that kind of controversy, all of that kind of partisan jockeying, none of that is going to attach itself to her appointment.
  • So in that sense, the liberals get out of the docks with this thing as a clean and well-received appointment.
  • Justin Trudeau says he's willing to testify.
  • Do you think we'll end up seeing that happen?
  • Yeah, I'd bet a dollar or two on that.
  • I mean, roughly speaking, it looks like the justice's mandate is split in two.
  • Have a quicker report by the end of February that looks back in particular at the potential of interference in the 2019-2021 elections.
  • I think if you start to examine those questions, you ultimately are going to wonder, well, what did the prime minister know?
  • When did he know?
  • What was he briefed on?
  • How did that information get handled?
  • So that could very logically take you to a place where the prime minister's senior advisors, national security advisor, are being questioned.
  • So I wouldn't be shocked to see that.
  • We don't know.
  • It's up to the commissioner.
  • But I would think it's possible, if not likely.
  • How do you think this issue might play out at the G20 as that gets underway?
  • I'm not certain it's going to be a huge focus around the G20.
  • I mean, the G20 has very interesting dynamics, as you heard in Annie's report.
  • Obviously, you don't have Putin there.
  • He's under a criminal warrant in the international criminal courts.
  • And you've got the leader of China not attending.
  • Now, there's been a lot of hijinks about, well, is that because he's signaling some kind of snub to the leader of India?
  • I think it's got as much to do with his own domestic issues politically and economically back in China, which I think is a very fascinating development for us.
  • I think places like the United Kingdom and the United States will watch our inquiry because it has real implications as to how intelligence is managed and what the five eyes relationship when we share intelligence with other nations like the United States,
  • United Kingdom and others.
  • So I think they'll keep an eye on it.
  • But I'm not certain it's going to be a point of controversy or a real focus other than from domestic reporters at the G20.
  • There are literally global problems to tackle.
  • What do the prime minister's goals need to be while overseas in India?
  • Well, I mean, I think fundamentally, it's got about economic engagement and international Action around supply chains, continuing to make certain that we put the pedal to the mat on that, that we clear away all of the burdens and barriers that are residual from COVID.
  • But obviously, you're never going to have an international discussion without focus on climate change, particularly at the G20, where you've got a lot of representation from developing worlds, where there are a lot of different approaches.
  • Some of them are competing with what we're trying to achieve.
  • But I mean, I really come back to it.
  • For this government, their international agenda can be no different from their domestic agenda, which is to say that their policy agenda can be no different than their political priorities.
  • The economy, the economy, the economy.
  • That has got to be his mantra.
  • People must see the prime minister being a champion of greater growth, of greater employment and of better times ahead with lower inflation.
  • That's got to be the takeaway from these trips.
  • It's tough to do that sometimes on international matters.
  • But if I was helping the prime minister out, that would be my one and only message to him.
  • Talk about the economy.
  • All right, Scott Reid, CTV News political commentator.
  • Thank you very much for joining us today.