Vocabulary Reference

Vocabulary

Session 2 - News Review

boycott
refuse to take part in something as a protest

legitimate
allowed by the law

swell
get bigger

Session 3 - Lingohack

predominantly
mainly; mostly

devastating
very harmful; damaging

cited
mentioned as evidence or proof

controversial
something people disagree about

Session 4 - X uses of Y: Emma

right (B1)
exactly

in her own right (C2)
not relying on anything or anyone else

right (B1)
most suitable

right (B2) 
morally acceptable

right through (C2) 
all the way

has no right (C1)
does not have a good reason

do the right thing (B2)
take action that is morally correct

right away (B1) 
immediately

KEY

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

Session 5 - Tim's Pronunciation Workshop

Assimilation of /t/ and /k/

When the letter 't' comes after a vowel sound and before another word that starts with the sound /k/, its pronunciation changes from /t/ to /k/.

Note that some words that begin with the letters qu, like quite and quick, also start with the sound /k/.

  • Did you see Usain Bolt run in the race? I didn't realise he ran that quickly!
  • Would you pass me that carrot? I need it for this stew I'm cooking.
  • Fat cat bosses in the city earn far more than the average worker.