Wabii jechootaa

Words and phrases from Unit 11

Session 1: Reporting verbs

deny
to say that something is not true, especially when other people are saying it is

admit
to say that something is true, although you don’t want to say this

apologise for
to say that you are sorry for something that you have done

insist
to say firmly that something is or isn’t correct, when other people are saying the opposite

suggest 
(meaning one) to tell someone your ideas about what to do, where to go, etc.

suggest 
(meaning two) to say something is true but not in a strong or direct way

advise
to tell someone what you think they should do, in a polite way

demand 
to ask for something very firmly or aggressively

offer
to say that you are willing to do something

Session 3

daring
brave and willing to take risks

agent
someone who works secretly for a government

mission
important task

evil
very bad

taking over
controlling

headquarters
main offices of an organisation or company

invisible
cannot be seen

radar
a system that uses radio waves to see objects

infect
(here) pass harmful computer programme from one machine to another

chaos
state of complete confusion

Session 4

stockbroker
a person whose job is to buy and sells shares

swindler
someone who tricks people to take their money

pyramid scheme
illegal investment scheme in which money from new investors is used to pay old investors

a whopper
a big lie

sexual harassment lawsuit
a case in which a person takes another to court because of unwanted sexual attention

misled
made people believe something that wasn't true

regret
a feeling of sadness after someone has done something wrong

impeached
removed from public office for crimes committed following a particular process

performance-enhancing drugs
substances banned from sport because they give an unfair advantage to one competitor over the others.

getting away with it
escaping punishment for something wrong you have done

anti-doping
measures to prevent the use of performance-enhancing substances in sport

fooled
made people believe something which was not true

faked
pretended something was true

claiming
saying something is true without any evidence

keep your wits about you
be alert at all times

pulling the wool over your eyes
trying to trick you

Session 5: Drama

bachelor                    
man who isn't married

morning room 
a room used as a sitting room in the morning

what on earth…?
a stronger way of saying 'what'

Shropshire                
a rural area in the west part of England beside Wales

perfectly 
(old-fashioned) completely

horrid 
awful

approve
to think someone or something is good

fellow 
(old-fashioned) man

flirts    
behaves towards someone as if romantically or sexually interested in them                  

proposing
asking someone to marry you

hard up (idiom)         
not having a lot of money

inscription                 
words that are written or cut into something

fondest                      
dearest, most loving

earnest                      
honest, serious and determined