Vocabulary Reference

Session 1 - Exam Skills

absorption
(here) the process of taking in and remembering information

realistic
able to understand and accept things as they really are

stress
worry caused by a difficult situation

Session 2 - News Review

mission
flight into space

venture
new activity that involves risk, often related to business

manned
controlled by people

Session 3 - Pronunciation in the News

obesity
the state of being so fat or overweight that your health is at risk

There are four syllables: o-be-si-ty
The stress is on the second syllable: oBEsity
The 'e' is pronounced /i:/
In phonemic script, the word is written like this: /əʊˈbiːsəti/

Session 4 - Learners' Questions

Bored and boring

Both are adjectives
 
-ed or –ing form is important
 
Can describe temporary or permanent characteristics