Vocabulary Reference

Session 1 - Exam skills

self-correct
correcting something by yourself without help

slips
[here] small mistakes

manageable
easy or possible to deal with

Session 2 - News Review

comeback
when something or someone becomes popular again

rousing
exciting and inspirational

exorbitant
a price which is too high

Session 3 - Pronunciation in the News

Pronouncing 'official'

Three syllables: of-fi-cial

Stress the second syllable: of-FI-cial

The letters 'cial' are pronounced as /ʃ(ə)l/

In phonemic script: /əˈfɪʃ(ə)l/

Session 5 - Learners' Questions

well off
able to live comfortably

better off
in a better economic position than someone, or
in a better position or situation

the better off
those people who have more money