Vocabulary Reference

Session 1 - English Class

heads
the side of a coin with a head or face on it

tails
the other side of a coin

Session 2 - News Review

contamination
the process of making something less pure or poisonous

meltdown
a situation when fuel in a nuclear power station becomes very hot and melts through its container

reactor
(short for nuclear reactor) a machine which produces nuclear energy

radioactive
containing harmful energy produced during nuclear reactions

swathe
large area of land

vigils
acts of staying awake at night in order to pray, protest or give support to something

fallout
dangerous, radioactive dust in the air after a nuclear explosion

meltdown
a situation when fuel in a nuclear power station becomes very hot and melts through its container

on
(here) later, after

Session 3 - Lingohack

catastrophically
disastrously; dangerously

fall silent
stop making any sound

scaffolding
metal poles and wooden planks erected outside of a building for people to stand on when they are working on the building

glimpse
brief view or look

delivery
(here) process of giving birth

Session 5 - The White Elephant

spick and span
very clean and tidy

personal hygiene
ability to keep yourself clean

as clean as a whistle
very clean

spotless
very clean

you could eat your dinner off that
it's very clean

a clean bill of health
official statement that something is in good condition

clean your act up
start improving your behaviour

a clean slate
forget the past and make a new start