Vocabulary Reference

Session 2 - News Review

hold/keep/play your cards close to your chest
not share key information; be secretive

come clean
tell the truth about something you were keeping secret

big deal
something important

not that big a deal
important, but not very important

bout
short period when you are ill or unhappy; a short period of activity

bat away
(here) reject

Session 3 - Lingohack

address
formal speech

leaked
made secret information public

cracked
(here) understood something previously unexplained 

Session 4 - Hansel and Gretel: 13 uses of 'turn' 

take a turn for the worse (C2)
suddenly become worse

turns out (B2) 
is discovered to be

turns a blind eye (C1)
ignores

turning (A1)
changing direction

turn back (B2) 
travel in the direction they came from

turn of events (C2)
outcome of a situation

turn up (B2)
arrive

turns into (B1)
changes; becomes

KEY

A1 = Beginner
A2 = Elementary
B1 
= Lower Intermediate
B2 = Higher Intermediate
C1 = Towards Advanced
C2 = Advanced