Vocabulary Reference

Goldilocks

6 Minute Vocabulary

Normal adjectives - Strong adjectives

funny - hilarious

bad - terrible

good - wonderful, amazing, fantastic, fabulous

Intensifiers for normal adjectives

very, quite, not so, just a little bit

Intensifier for strong adjectives

absolutely

London's housing crisis

Londoners
people who live in London

first-time buyers
people buying their first home

the property ladder
the stages in owning property, when you first buy a small house or flat, then a bigger one, then an even bigger one, and so on

properties
(here) houses, flats, apartments

house-hunters
people looking for a house to buy

family housing
housing built especially for families

green belt
the name for an area of fields and trees and no city development around London

rural
relating to the countryside, not the city

affordable
reasonably priced; not too expensive

expanding
(here) getting bigger

unusable
not good enough to be used

industrial
used for industry and factories

commercial
used for shops and stores

the Treasury
the UK government department responsible for deciding how the government spends money

critics
(here) people who disagree strongly with something

residential
used for housing

 

Problems at home and at work

judging
(here) deciding

hot
(here) very spicy

throw away
(here) put in the rubbish bin

takeaway
food cooked in a restaurant that is eaten somewhere else

open-plan
having a large room that is not divided into smaller rooms or areas

hot-desking
a practice where workers do not have their own desk - instead they use whichever desk is free

News Report

head teacher
the teacher who is in charge of a school

county
an area of a country (the UK is divided into 86 counties)

to claim
to say that something is true

strain
stress or pressure

overcrowded
containing too many people

capacity
enough space

to turn people away
not to allow people to enter

prospect
possibility of something happening in the future

cash
money

Drama

guest list
names of people who are asked to come to a party

banquet
large formal meal

merry
happy and animated

catching up
discussing what happened since the last time you met someone

honeymoon
a holiday for the new husband and wife after the wedding