Vocabulary Reference

Session 1 - Exam Skills

key
a list of answers to the questions in a test or in a book

familiarise
get to know well

skim
(here) read something quickly and not in detail

scan
(here) read something quickly, in order to get a general idea of its meaning or to find particular information

Session 2 - News Review

averted
stopped something bad from happening

tentative
not certain or definite

looms
causes worry

Session 3 - Pronunciation in the News

consumer
people who buy and use products

There are three syllables: con-su-mer
The stress is on the second syllable: con-SU-mer
You can hear the sound /j/ between the 's' and 'u'
In phonemic script, the word is written like this: /kənˈsjuːmə(r)/