Vocabulary Reference

Session 1: BBC English Class

fire escape
stairs people use to exit a burning building

pay attention
watch or listen to something carefully

crucial
very important

Session 2: News Review

to censor
to remove parts of books, films, letters etc. thought to be offensive or inappropriate

a censor
a person whose job is to remove parts of books, films, letters etc. thought to be offensive or inappropriate

censorship
the process of removing parts of books, films, letters etc. thought to be offensive or inappropriate

to ridicule
to make jokes about something in an unkind way

mockery
comments intended to make something look stupid

make a mockery (of something)
make something seem useless or stupid

Session 5: The White Elephant

chill out!
relax; don't panic

keep your hair on
stop being angry or upset

don't get your knickers in a twist
don't get angry or upset