Vocabulary Reference

Welcome to Broadcasting House

Session 1 

redevelop
Improving by knocking down an old building and building it again or improving an existing building

working environment
conditions and facilities where people work

hub
the central or main place where there is most activity

capital project
major building work, which will make it possible for an organisation to increase its production

iconic
famous and well known

From 6 Minute Vocabulary: Similar words

tall or high
more than average height

Examples:
Burj Khalifa is the tallest building in the world. My brother is six foot tall.

Sherlock Holmes fell from the top of a high building.

I put the books on a high shelf.

big or large
more than average size

Examples:
You can see how big the city is.

Moving house is a big decision. 

Session 3
From The Tour of Broadcasting House video

treasures
collection of valuable things

journalists
people whose job is to report the news for a newspaper, magazine, radio or television programme

bulletins
short news broadcast

gleaming
shiny, clean, and looking in a good condition

Session 4
From vox pops

artillery barracks
buildings where part of an army that uses large powerful guns live

nominated
officially suggested that someone or something should be given a prize or title

regenerate
improve or develop something again

envisage
have a plan or idea

News Report

virtual
something you can see or experience through a computer

titan
someone who is extremely powerful or important

cube
a solid object, with six square-shaped equal sides

shelter
a building which protects you from bad weather or danger

weapon
a tool for fighting, such a gun or a sword

monster
an imaginary creature, which is frightening and dangerous

version
a form of something, which is a little bit different from other forms

drop
by to visit someone informally

warm
(here) friendly

glad
happy and relieved

Session 5
From the drama

upset
to be a mix of sad and angry

suspect
someone who is believed to have committed a crime

locket
a type of necklace with a part that opens and has a picture inside

nanny
a person who works in a house to take care of the children

innocent
someone who has not committed a crime

guilty
someone who has committed a crime

murderer
someone who kills a person by choice

sentence
punishment for a crime given by a judge

executed
killed by the order of a judge