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Vocabulary Reference

Session 1 - Exam Skills

register
style of speaking or writing

context
(here) language used depending on the situation

appropriate
suitable or right for a particular situation

Session 2 - News Review

trigger
make something start

kicking off
starting

invoking
using a law to achieve something

Session 3 - Pronunciation in the News

devices
pieces of equipment or machines made for a particular purpose

Three syllables: de-vi-ces
Stress is on the second syllable: deVIces
The 'c' is pronounced /s/
In phonemic script, the word is written like this: /dɪˈvaɪsɪz/

Session 5 - Learners' Questions

worth
Usually follows the verb be
Is followed by an ING clause or noun phrase
Can be followed by a lot, a great deal etc.
Appears in many idioms