Vocabulary Reference

Session 2 - News Review

kick off
begin or cause something to begin

pass the baton
give responsibility for something important to another person or group

wrap up
finish something

peer
look carefully or closely

Session 3 - Lingohack

peer
look carefully or closely

underestimated
thought something was lower than it really was

put (something) down to
(phrasal verb) gave something as a reason for something else

Session 4 - Dr Jekyll & Mr Hyde: 9 uses of 'sound'  

sound out (B2) 
talk to someone to find out their thoughts and ideas

by the sound of it (C2)
basing your ideas on information you have heard or read

sounds (B2) 
seems

doesn't like the sound of [something] (C1) 
is unhappy about a situation he has heard about

not a sight or sound of [someone] (C2) 
nobody has seen or heard from [someone]

sounds strange (A2)
seems unusual

sound (A2) 
something that can be heard

sounds as though (B1)
appears to be true, based on what you have heard

sounds like (B1)
(also) appears to be true, based on what you have heard