Wabii jechootaa

Session 2 - News Review

endangered species
a type of animal or plant that might stop existing because there are only a few of that type alive 

get to the bottom of
to discover the truth about something or find the cause of something

a turn of events
a change in a situation

serious and emotional requests for something 

Session 3 - Lingohack

accessible only to authorised people (for example: documents)

lack or shortage of something

large boat

Session 4 - David Copperfield: 13 uses of the word 'take'

takes (A1)
brings a person or thing from one place to another

taken someone into (your) care (C1)
agreed to look after someone and be responsible for them

takes the opportunity (B2)
uses the situation to do something he wants to do

take (someone) off to (C1)
move (someone) from one place to another

take refuge (C2)
find shelter (from danger or unhappiness)

takes pity on (B2)
feels sympathy for

takes an instant dislike to (B2)
immediately feels hostility towards something or someone

seems/is taken with (C1)
is attracted to

taken advantage of (C2)
used a situation to get what you want (often by deceit)

takes up (B2)
begins a hobby, job or activity

take off (B2)
start to become successful

take a turn for the worse (C1)
start to go wrong

take care of (B1)
look after

Session 5 - Tim's Pronunciation Workshop

Pronunciation of 'can'
In fluent everyday speech when the modal auxiliary ‘can’ isn’t stressed the pronunciation becomes /kən/.

Some examples of phrases where this might happen include:

  • can speak fluent Japanese.
  • Can you bring the shopping in please?
  • How long can you hold your breath?