Vocabulary Reference

Session 2 - News Review

the spread of 
the growing area affected by something

constitutes 
considered to be

endangered 
in a situation which could cause harm

outbreak 
the sudden start of something, such as an illness or disease

declared 
officially or formally announced or stated

nightmare 
(here) very frightening or difficult situation

 

Session 3 - Lingohack

hailed
announced publicly how good or important something is

hampering
making it difficult to do something

backlog
a number of things that should have been done before now

prediction
what you think will happen in the future

Session 5 - The White Elephant

mum's the word
keep it a secret

my lips are sealed
I won't tell anybody

keep it under wraps
keep it a secret

a little dickie bird has told me
somebody has told me something in private

keep it to yourself
don't tell anybody / keep it a secret

to let the cat out of the bag
tell somebody something that was supposed to be a secret