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dress • noun • /dres/

Definition

A1 a piece of clothing for women or girls which covers the top half of the body and hangs down over the legs

Dictionary examples

• a long/short dress
• a wedding dress

Learner examples

• I wore a new dress.
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pizza • noun [ C or U ]  • /ˈpiːt.sə/

Definition

A1 a large circle of flat bread baked with cheese, tomatoes, and sometimes meat and vegetables spread on top

Dictionary examples

• a slice of pizza
• I like a lot of different pizza toppings.

Learner examples

• I like pasta and pizza.
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circuit • noun [ C ]  • /ˈsɜː.kɪt/

Definition

C2 a complete circle that an electric current travels around

Dictionary examples

• an electrical circuit

Learner examples

• Apparently there was a short circuit to the elevator circuit, as we were to learn later from the store supervisor.
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penguin • noun [ C ]  • /ˈpeŋ.gwɪn/

Definition

B1 a large, black and white sea bird that swims and cannot fly

Dictionary examples

• A row of penguins stood at the water's edge.

Learner examples

• It's wonderful, you can see the whales swimming in the sea, the sea [lions] lying on the beach and the penguins.
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mosquito • noun [ C ]  • /mɒˈski:.təʊ/

Definition

B1 a small flying insect that sucks your blood, sometimes causing malaria

Dictionary examples

• mosquito bites

Learner examples

• You should stay in a city because of the things that only a city can offer and a[n] important detail about countryside is the mosquitoes, there are a lot!
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duck • noun [ C ]  • /dʌk/

Definition

A2 a bird that lives by water, has webbed feet, a short neck and a large beak

Dictionary examples

• We took some bread to feed the ducks.

Learner examples

• There was a big lake, with a lot of ducks.
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ice • noun [ U ]  • /aɪs/

Definition

A2 water that has frozen and become solid

Dictionary examples

• Gerry slipped on the ice and broke his arm.
• The pond was covered in ice all winter.
• Would you like ice in your juice?

Learner examples

• [It's fun] when you slide on the ice.
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doctor • noun [ C ]  • /ˈdɒk.tər/

Definition

A1 a person whose job is to treat people who are ill or hurt

Dictionary examples

• You should see a doctor about that cough.
• Good morning, Doctor Smith/Doctor.

Learner examples

• I'm going to start on Saturday, because on Friday I have to go to the doctor with my grandmother.
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treasure • noun • /ˈtreʒ.ər/

Definition

B2 very valuable things, usually in the form of a store of precious metals, precious stones or money

Dictionary examples

• Stories about pirates often include a search for buried treasure.
• When they opened up the tomb they found treasure beyond their wildest dreams.

Learner examples

• It was said that King Arthur had hid[d]en his treasure in a cave near his castle and he was the only [one] who knew where [it] was located.
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medicine • noun • /ˈmed.ɪ.sən/

Definition

A2 a substance used to cure an illness or injury

Dictionary examples

• cough medicine
• Take two spoonfuls of medicine at mealtimes.
• The government appealed for food and medicines after the earthquake.

Learner examples

• Dear Felix, Thank you inviting me last night. I think I have left my asthma medicine at your house.
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anchor • noun [ C ]  • /ˈæŋ.kər/

Definition

C2 a heavy, metal object that is dropped into water to stop a boat from moving

Dictionary examples

• We dropped anchor in a quiet bay and swam.

Learner examples

• Meanwhile, the captain had set the anchor.
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shower • noun [ C ]  • /ʃaʊər/

Definition

A1 If you have or take a shower, you wash your whole body while standing under a flow of water.

Dictionary examples

• I got up, had a shower and got dressed.

Learner examples

• I have to wake up [at] 7.30 AM. I run to the bathroom [to] take a shower.
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pen • noun [ C ]  • /pen/

Definition

A1 a long, thin object that you use to write or draw in ink

Dictionary examples

• Don't write in pen, or you won't be able to rub out any mistakes you make.

Learner examples

• We have to bring with us a notebook, a pen and a pencil.
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winner • noun [ C ]  • /ˈwɪn.ər/

Definition

A2 someone who wins a game or competition

Dictionary examples

• There'll be a prize for the winner.
• The winner of this match will play Gael Monfils in the semi-finals.
• And to find out who are the lucky winners of our competition, Samantha is going to draw some names out of the bag.

Learner examples

• The winners will get wonderful prizes.
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t-shirt • noun [ C ]  • /ˈtiː.ʃɜːt/

Definition

A1 a piece of cotton clothing for the top part of the body with short sleeves and no collar

Dictionary examples

• She was wearing jeans and a T-shirt.

Learner examples

• I [am] looking for [a] new T-shirt, jeans, [a] dress, [and] sho[e]s.
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lamb • noun [ C or U ]  • /læm/

Definition

B1 a young sheep, or the flesh of a young sheep eaten as meat

Dictionary examples

• We were staying on a farm where there were newborn lambs.
• roast lamb

Learner examples

• I special[l]y like the eggs and rice, and the spicy lamb that they are quite good at.
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frontier • noun [  ]  • /fraʊn/

Definition

C2 a line or border between two countries

Dictionary examples

• They placed guards on the frontier

Learner examples

• He took it and escaped towards the German frontier.
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fork • noun [ C ]  • /fɔːk/

Definition

A2 a small object with three or four points and a handle, that you use to pick up food and eat with

Dictionary examples

• a knife and fork.

Learner examples

• I like a clean fork and knife.
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explosive • noun [ C ]  • /ɪkˈspləʊ.sɪv/

Definition

C2 a substance or piece of equipment that can cause explosions

Dictionary examples

• He was caught smuggling explosives into the building
• The explosive device was hidden in a suitcase.
• an explosive mixture of oil vapour and oxygen

Learner examples

• It was in this background of events that Riyaz Mohammed drove a van loaded with a thousand kilos of explosives into the US embassy compound in Nairobi, Kenya, causing the deaths of hundreds of Kenyans and dozens of American citizens.
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bracelet • noun [ C ]  • /ˈbreɪ.slət/

Definition

B1 a piece of jewellery that you wear around your wrist

Dictionary examples

• a gold/silver/diamond bracelet

Learner examples

• Actually I was very sad as the bracelet was particularly valuable to me.
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mirror • noun [ C ]  • /ˈmɪr.ər/

Definition

A2 a piece of glass with a shiny metallic material on one side which produces an image of anything that is in front of it

Dictionary examples

• the bathroom mirror
• She was looking at her reflection in the mirror.

Learner examples

• The mirror was given to me by Jenny.
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lemon • noun [ C or U ]  • /ˈlem.ən/

Definition

A2 an oval, yellow fruit that has sour juice

Dictionary examples

• lemon juice
• For this recipe you need the juice of two lemons.
• Would you like a slice of lemon in your tea?

Learner examples

• We drink juice and tea with lemon.
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apple • noun [ C or U ]  • /ˈæp.l ̩/

Definition

A1 a hard, round fruit that has a green or red skin and is white inside

Dictionary examples

• to peel an apple
• apple pie/sauce
• an apple tree

Learner examples

• I like this place, becaus[e] it [has] very nice w[ea]ther, and [there is] nice fruit: dates, grapes, peach[es], [and] apple[s].
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house • noun [ C ]  • /haʊs/

Definition

A1 a building where people live, usually one family or group

Dictionary examples

• a three-bedroomed house
• to buy/rent a house
• We went to my aunt's house for dinner.

Learner examples

• Come to my house for dinner tomorrow.
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rocket • noun [ C ]  • /ˈrɒk.ɪt/

Definition

B2 a tube-shaped device containing fuel and an engine that pushes a vehicle into space

Dictionary examples

• They launched a rocket yesterday.

Learner examples

• [With] computers, you can control machines [or] a rocket [or] a satellite.
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avenue • noun [ C ]  • /ˈæv.ə.njuː/

Definition

B2 a wide road in a town or city, often with trees along it

Dictionary examples

• tree-lined avenue.

Learner examples

• The demonstrators just spread litter all over the largest and finest avenue.
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chicken • noun • /ˈtʃɪk.ɪn/

Definition

A2 a type of bird kept on a farm for its eggs or its meat

Dictionary examples

• A male chicken is called a cock and a female chicken is called a hen.
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crossroads • noun [ C ]  • /ˈkrɒs.rəʊdz/

Definition

B2 a place where two roads cross each other

Dictionary examples

• Turn left at the crossroads.

Learner examples

• When you go out of the hotel, turn right [and] at the first crossroads turn right again.
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gym • noun • /dʒɪm/

Definition

B1 a building or room with equipment for doing exercises

Dictionary examples

• Nick goes to the gym three times a week.

Learner examples

• We went to a gym near my house.
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cereal • noun [ C or U ]  • /ˈsɪə.ri.əl/

Definition

A2 a food that is made from grain and usually eaten with milk, especially in the morning

Dictionary examples

• a bowl of cereal
• breakfast cereals

Learner examples

• Usually, we have a good breakfast with toast, cereals, milk and juice, but it depends [on] each person.
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garlic • noun [ U ]  • /ˈgɑː.lɪk/

Definition

A2 a vegetable like a small onion with a very strong taste and smell

Dictionary examples

• a clove of garlic
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coast • noun [ C ]  • /kəʊst/

Definition

B1 the land next to or close to the sea

Dictionary examples

• Rimini is a thriving holiday resort on the east coast of Italy.
• The accident happened three miles off the coast.
• We spent a week by/on the coast.

Learner examples

• I think it's best to spend your time visiting our coast in the North East of Brazil.
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banana • noun [ C or U ]  • /bəˈnɑː.nə/

Definition

A1 a long curved fruit with a yellow skin

Dictionary examples

• a bunch of bananas
• banana milkshake
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cave • noun [ C ]  • /keɪv/

Definition

B1 a large hole in the side of a hill, cliff or mountain, or one that is underground

Dictionary examples

• The area is also home to one of the largest underground cave and lake systems in Latin America.

Learner examples

• The next day I went to see a cave with a blue lake inside it.
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lion • noun [ C ]  • /ˈlaɪ.ən/

Definition

A2 a large, wild animal of the cat family, with light brown fur

Dictionary examples

• The lions came down to the water hole at sunset.

Learner examples

• My favorite present is a lion.
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dolphin • noun [ C ]  • /ˈdɒl.fɪn/

Definition

B1 an intelligent animal that lives in the sea, breathes air and looks like a large, smooth, grey fish

Dictionary examples

• They swam with dolphins on holiday.

Learner examples

• I saw a dolphin jumping in the air.
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computer • noun [ C ]  • /kəmˈpjuː.tər/

Definition

A1 an electronic machine that can store and arrange large amounts of information

Dictionary examples

• We've put all our records on computer.
• computer software/hardware
• computer graphics
• a computer program
• computer games

Learner examples

• I don't like us[ing] [a] computer at college.
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fear • noun [ C or U ]  • /fɪər/

Definition

B1 a strong, unpleasant feeling that you get when you think that something bad, dangerous, or frightening might happen

Dictionary examples

• her fear of snakes
• Shaking/Trembling with fear, she handed over the money to the gunman.
• There are fears that the disease will spread to other countries.
• Fears for her safety are growing.
• The low profit figures simply confirmed my worst fears.

Learner examples

• I was afraid to eat [it] but after the first bite, I lost my fear.
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sweets • noun [ plural ]  • /swiːts/

Definition

A2 sweet food such as cake or candy

Dictionary examples

• Rosie tries to avoid sweets.

Learner examples

• Yes, if you can bring some sweets and some snacks, it would be great!
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button • noun [ C ]  • /ˈbʌt.ən/

Definition

B1 a small, round object used to fasten something, for example a shirt or coat

Dictionary examples

• I did up/undid the buttons on my blouse.

Learner examples

• It was a long dress with some square buttons [on the] front of it.
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envelope • noun [ C ]  • /ˈen.və.ləʊp/

Definition

A2 a flat paper container for a letter

Dictionary examples

• She ripped open the envelope.

Learner examples

• Last night I left an envelope in your house.
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dessert • noun [ C or U ]  • /dɪˈzɜːt/

Definition

A2 sweet food eaten after the main part of a meal

Dictionary examples

• a dessert fork/spoon
• For dessert there's apple pie, cheesecake or fruit.
• If you make the main course, I'll make a dessert.

Learner examples

• I always order a t-bone steak with salad, and for dessert a piece of chocolate cake.
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drain • noun [ C ]  • /dreɪn/

Definition

C2 a pipe or hole that takes away waste liquids or water

Dictionary examples

• She poured the dirty water down the drain.

Learner examples

• I wish to put forward some ideas, which I think can help: checking the area and surroundings, making sure there is no garbage lying around; cleaning the fallen leaves etc. from the drains.
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sofa • noun [ C ]  • /ˈsəʊ.fə/

Definition

A2 a large, comfortable seat for more than one person

Dictionary examples

• Take a seat on the sofa and I'll get us some coffee.

Learner examples

• I think it's under the sofa or maybe in the bathroom.
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anxious • adjective • /ˈæŋk.ʃəs/

Definition

B1 worried and nervous

Dictionary examples

• He's very anxious about his exams.
• My mother always gets a bit anxious if we're late.
• I saw my sister's anxious face at the window.

Learner examples

• I am a bit anxious about my mum's reaction, but I am sure she'll enjoy this party.
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garden • noun [ C ]  • /ˈgɑː.dən/

Definition

A1 a piece of land belonging to a house, where flowers and other plants are grown

Dictionary examples

• garden furniture
• The house has a large back garden, and a small front garden.

Learner examples

• I dropped it when we were playing with your dog in the garden.
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ambulance • noun [ C ]  • /ˈæm.bjə.lənts/

Definition

A2 a special vehicle used to take ill or injured people to hospital

Dictionary examples

• I called for an ambulance.
• an ambulance driver

Learner examples

• She called for an ambulance which came at once.
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make-up • noun [ U ]  • /ˈmeɪk.ʌp/

Definition

A2 coloured substances used on your face to improve or change your appearance

Dictionary examples

• She wears a lot of make-up.
• I put on a little eye make-up.

Learner examples

• I g[o]t a dress and some make-up.
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table • noun [ C ]  • /ˈteɪ.bl ̩/

Definition

B1 an arrangement of facts and numbers in rows or blocks, especially in printed material

Dictionary examples

• The table below shows the results of the experiment.
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furniture • noun [ U ]  • /ˈfɜː.nɪ.tʃər/

Definition

A2 objects such as chairs, tables, and beds that you put into a room or building

Dictionary examples

• They have a lot of antique furniture.
• The only piece/item of furniture he has in his bedroom is a bed.

Learner examples

• I hurt myself one week ago so I can't help you but pupils can install chairs and the [other] furniture.
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cake • noun [ C or U ]  • /keɪk/

Definition

A1 a sweet food made from flour, butter, sugar and eggs, mixed together and baked

Dictionary examples

• chocolate cake
• a birthday cake
• Would you like a piece of/a slice of cake?
• He made/baked a delicious cake.

Learner examples

• Your chocolate cake is great too.
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bear • noun [ C ]  • /beər/

Definition

A2 a large, strong, wild animal with thick fur

Dictionary examples

• a brown/black bear
• a bear cub

Learner examples

• I love bears, you know.
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cigarette • noun [ C ]  • /ˌsɪg.ərˈet/

Definition

A2 a small paper tube filled with cut pieces of tobacco, which people smoke

Dictionary examples

• a packet of cigarettes
• She lit a cigarette.

Learner examples

• It's pink and I like it because it is as [small] as a cigarette packet.
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pear • noun [ C or U ]  • /peər/

Definition

A2 an oval-shaped, pale green or yellow fruit

Dictionary examples

• We had a delicious dessert of pears in cider.

Learner examples

• I want to buy melons, tomatoes, apples and pears.
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scarf • noun [ C ]  • /skɑːf/

Definition

A2 a piece of cloth that you wear around your neck, head, or shoulders to keep warm or for decoration

Dictionary examples

• a knitted/woollen/silk scarf

Learner examples

• And my sister gave me a scarf too.
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coat • noun [ C ]  • /kəʊt/

Definition

A1 an outer piece of clothing with sleeves which is worn over other clothes, usually for warmth

Dictionary examples

• a warm winter coat
• Do your coat up, Joe, or you'll freeze.

Learner examples

• Dear Mary, I've left my new coat in your house.
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saucepan • noun [ C ]  • /ˈsɔː.spən/

Definition

B1 a deep, metal pan, usually with a long handle and a lid, that is used to cook food in

Dictionary examples

• Put the potatoes in a saucepan of boiling water.

Learner examples

• The waiters are very polite and the food is so good, specially the fish. You can can see the [chef] with his saucepan, it's very funny!
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pyjamas • noun [ plural ]  • /pəˈdʒɑː.məz/

Definition

B2 soft loose clothing which is worn in bed and consists of trousers and a type of shirt

Dictionary examples

• I need a new pair of pyjamas.

Learner examples

• The horrible embarrassing moment was about to happen. Smiling, the clerk said :"Sorry madams, you are in pyjamas"
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swan • noun [ C ]  • /swɒn/

Definition

B2 a large, white bird with a long neck which lives on lakes and rivers

Dictionary examples

• We saw two swans gliding down the river with their signets.

Learner examples

• The ugly duckling became a beautiful swan.
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camera • noun [ C ]  • /ˈkæm.rə/

Definition

A1 a device for taking photographs or making films or television programmes

Dictionary examples

• I forgot to take my camera with me to Portugal, so I couldn't take any photos.
• Television camera crews broadcast the event all round the world.

Learner examples

• I like it, because my camera has broken.
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brush • noun • /brʌʃ/

Definition

A2 an object made of short pieces of stiff hair, plastic or wire fixed to a handle, which is used for cleaning, tidying hair, painting, etc.

Dictionary examples

• a brush and comb
• a clothes brush
• a nail brush
• a stiff wire brush

Learner examples

• We need to bring [a] size 3 brush, [a] size 12 brush and a palet[te].
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daycare • noun [ U ]  • /ˈdeɪ.keər/

Definition

C1 care provided during the day for people who cannot look after themselves, especially young children or old people

Dictionary examples

• a daycare centre

Learner examples

• They simply didn't quit after they had a baby, but continued working as before and put their children in daycare.
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paper • noun • /ˈpeɪ.pər/

Definition

B1 a newspaper

Dictionary examples

• a daily/weekly/local/national paper
• The photo was on the front page of all the papers.

Learner examples

• Hey Jo, Yesterday I [saw] an advertisement for a job in a local paper: it said that if you like pets, you can become a dog-sitter for three days a week.
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famine • noun [ C or U ]  • /ˈfæm.ɪn/

Definition

C2 when people living in a particular area do not have enough food for a long time causing suffering and death

Dictionary examples

• The floods were followed by a terrible famine

Learner examples

• Pictures of the famine in Africa or the defor[e]station of the Amazon raise important issues for humanity as a whole, urging us to be more active citizens.
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farm • noun [ C ]  • /fɑːm/

Definition

A1 an area of land with fields and buildings, used for growing crops and/or keeping animals as a business

Dictionary examples

• farm animals

Learner examples

• It's very important because I'm going to a farm this weekend and there's nothing to do.
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milk • noun [ U ]  • /mɪlk/

Definition

A1 a white liquid produced by women and other female animals, such as cows

Dictionary examples

• a glass/carton of milk
• cow's/goat's milk

Learner examples

• I like [to] drink coffee and tea with milk.
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experiment • noun [ C ]  • /ɪkˈsper.ə.mənt/

Definition

B1 a test, especially a scientific one, that you do in order to learn something or to discover whether something is true

Dictionary examples

• Some people believe that experiments on animals should be banned.
• Scientists are carrying out/doing experiments to test the effectiveness of the new drug.

Learner examples

• In the chemistry lab experiments are often set up.
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sheep • noun [ C ]  • /ʃiːp/

Definition

A1 a farm animal whose skin is covered with wool

Dictionary examples

• This cheese is made from sheep's milk.
• The farmer has several long-haired sheep.

Learner examples

• Scotland is a beautiful country, there are a lot of loch[s] and sheep.
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moustache • noun [ C ]  • /mʊˈstɑːʃ/

Definition

B1 a line of hair that some men grow above their mouths

Dictionary examples

• Groucho Marx had a thick black moustache.

Learner examples

• My new teacher is fun, nice and cool. He has [short] black hair and a big moustache.
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autumn • noun [ C or U ]  • /ˈɔː.təm/

Definition

A2 the season of the year between summer and winter, when leaves fall from the trees

Dictionary examples

• We like to travel in the autumn when there are fewer tourists.
• Last autumn we went to Germany.
• autumn colours/leaves

Learner examples

• I'm happy, but this place is a little bit cold because we are in autumn.
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cashpoint • noun [ C ]  • /ˈkæʃ.pɔɪnt/

Definition

A2 a machine, usually in a wall outside a bank, that you can get money from using a plastic card

Dictionary examples

• I got some money out from the cashpoint.

Learner examples

• I went to the nearest cashpoint and got £400.
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calendar • noun [ C ]  • /ˈkæl.ɪn.dər/

Definition

A2 a list that shows all the days, weeks and months of the year

Dictionary examples

• I think we're free next Saturday but I'll just check the calendar.

Learner examples

• I got a calendar from Jul[ie], a candle from Peter, a book from Robert and a birthday cake from my parents.
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glass • noun [ C ]  • /glɑːs/

Definition

A1 a container made of glass that is used for drinking

Dictionary examples

• Would you like a glass of water?

Learner examples

• After the film we can visit [a] restaurant for [a] glass of wine.
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ticket • noun [ C ]  • /ˈtɪk.ɪt/

Definition

A1 a small piece of paper that shows you have paid to do something, for example travel on a bus, watch a film, etc.

Dictionary examples

• a concert ticket
• a train/bus/plane ticket
• a lottery ticket
• a ticket office
• a ticket collector

Learner examples

• I['ll] b[u]y the tickets.
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tea • noun • /tiː/

Definition

B1 a small afternoon meal of sandwiches, cakes, biscuits, etc. and tea to drink

Dictionary examples

• They invited us for afternoon tea.

Learner examples

• Every afternoon they organized a tea for all the members.
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eagle • noun [ C ]  • /ˈiː.gl ̩/

Definition

B2 a large, strong bird with a curved beak that hunts smaller animals

Learner examples

• For many animals zoos are [the] only hope for survival: for example [the] Chinese panda or white eagle.
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dinosaur • noun [ C ]  • /ˈdaɪ.nə.sɔːr/

Definition

A2 a very large animal that used to live millions of years ago

Dictionary examples

• So why did the dinosaurs die out?

Learner examples

• It was attacked by an enormous dinosaur and died.
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devil • noun [ C ]  • /ˈdev.əl/

Definition

C2 someone who behaves badly.

Dictionary examples

• He's an absolute devil!

Learner examples

• It must be with my younger brother, that little devil, Diana thought, so she went to his room and opened every drawer, but she could find nothing.
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clown • noun [ C ]  • /klaʊn/

Definition

A2 a performer who has special clothes and a painted face and makes people laugh

Dictionary examples

• a circus clown

Learner examples

• My dad hired a clown and a magician.
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certificate • noun [ C ]  • /səˈtɪf.ɪ.kət/

Definition

B1 an official document that gives details to show that something is true

Dictionary examples

• a birth/marriage/death certificate
• an examination certificate
• a doctor's/medical certificate

Learner examples

• You must have the PET certificate and you should speak another language.
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deserted • adjective [  ]  • /dɪˈzɜː.tɪd/

Definition

C1 If a place is deserted, it has no people in it.

Dictionary examples

• a deserted street

Learner examples

• Too often have I seen deserted city centres caused by loss of trade, centres subject to graffiti, dirt and vandalism.
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doll • noun [ C ]  • /dɒl/

Definition

A1 a child's toy that looks like a small person or baby

Dictionary examples

• Lara loves playing with her dolls.

Learner examples

• I've got a cute doll.
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exhausted • adjective • /ɪgˈzɔː.stɪd/

Definition

B1 extremely tired

Dictionary examples

• By the time they reached the summit they were exhausted.
• Exhausted, they fell asleep.

Learner examples

• When we got back home I was absolutely exhausted.
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blind • adjective • /blaɪnd/

Definition

B1 not able to see

Dictionary examples

• She's been blind since birth.
• He started to go blind in his sixties.

Learner examples

• She told him she was blind and she couldn't find her dog.
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drawer • noun [ C ]  • /drɔːr/

Definition

A2 a box-shaped container without a top which is part of a piece of furniture. It slides in and out to open and close and is used for keeping things in.

Dictionary examples

• I keep my socks in the bottom drawer.
• I don't like to go through other people's drawers.

Learner examples

• I think I left it in your drawer in the living room.
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jeans • noun [ plural ]  • /dʒiːnz/

Definition

A1 trousers made of denim, a strong cotton material, which are worn informally

Dictionary examples

• jeans and a T-shirt
• I never wear jeans for work.

Learner examples

• Come to my house tomorrow wearing jeans and a white T-shirt.
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kettle • noun [ C ]  • /ˈket.l ̩/

Definition

B1 a covered metal or plastic container with a handle and a shaped opening for pouring, used for boiling water

Learner examples

• If I have an electric kettle in my bedroom, I won't need to go to the kitchen.
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waterfall • noun [ C ]  • /ˈwɔː.tə.fɔːl/

Definition

B1 water, especially from a river or stream, dropping from a higher to a lower point, sometimes from a great height

Learner examples

• We walked for an hour and arrived at the waterfall.
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cash • noun [ U ]  • /kæʃ/

Definition

B1 money in any form

Dictionary examples

• I'm a bit short of cash at the moment.

Learner examples

• There are a lot of hotels, but if you don't want to spend [any] cash you can stay at my place.
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angle • noun [ C ]  • /ˈæŋ.gl ̩/

Definition

C1 the space between two lines or surfaces at the point at which they touch each other, measured in degrees

Dictionary examples

• an angle of 90 degrees
• The interior angles of a square are right angles.

Learner examples

• Carriers are to be requested to stick to the regulations which set the approach and takeoff angles at no less than 45 degrees.
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ring • noun [ C ]  • /rɪŋ/

Definition

A2 a round piece of jewellery that you wear on your finger

Dictionary examples

• a wedding ring
• He bought her a diamond ring.

Learner examples

• Sammy gave me a gold ring, Remi an orange swe[a]ter, Minny a bag and Dominique a red cap.
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delicate • adjective [  ]  • /ˈdel.ɪ.kət/

Definition

C2 having a thin, atractive shape

Dictionary examples

• delicate hands

Learner examples

• Suddenly a shadow moved among the trees and a surprisingly beautiful and delicate woman walked towards me.
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beard • noun [ C ]  • /bɪəd/

Definition

A1 the hair that grows on a man's chin

Dictionary examples

• a long white beard
• He's growing a beard.
• He shaved off his beard but kept his moustache.

Learner examples

• He has a nice beard.
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bowl • noun [ C ]  • /bəʊl/

Definition

A2 a round, deep dish used for holding soup and other food

Dictionary examples

• a bowl of soup
• a soup/cereal/salad/sugar bowl
• Sift the flour and baking powder into a mixing bowl.

Learner examples

• We also used to complain [about] the fact that we had to have a bowl of soup every single day.
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classroom • noun [ C ]  • /ˈklɑːs.ruːm/

Definition

A1 a room in a school or college where groups of students are taught

Dictionary examples

• The classrooms are large and have big windows.

Learner examples

• I don't like my classroom [o]n the 2nd floor.
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ski • verb [ I ]  • /skiː/

Definition

B1 to move over snow on skis

Dictionary examples

• He skied down the hill

Learner examples

• There're two very good places where we can ski, and they aren't crowded!
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zebra • noun [ C ]  • /ˈzeb.rə/

Definition

B2 an African animal like a horse with black and white lines

Dictionary examples

• We saw a zebra in the distance.

Learner examples

• Otherwise there would be many children and grown-ups who [would have] never seen an elephant, a tiger, a zebra etc.
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piano • noun [ C ]  • /piˈæn.əʊ/

Definition

A2 a large musical instrument with a row of black and white keys which are pressed to play notes

Dictionary examples

• We're buying a new piano.
• I play the piano.
• We all joined in the song, with Pat at the piano/on piano.

Learner examples

• My hobby is playing the piano.
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pool • noun [ C ]  • /puːl/

Definition

A2 an area of water that has been made for people to swim in

Dictionary examples

• The hotel has two outdoor pools.
• Come with short[s] that can [get] wet because after we paint my bedroom, we'll go to my pool.

Learner examples

• When I came into the kitchen, I saw a pool of blood [o]n the floor.
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composition • noun [ U ]  • /ˌkɒm.pəˈzɪʃ.ən/

Definition

C2 the process or skill of writing music

Dictionary examples

• He taught composition at Yale.

Learner examples

• He finished music composition at the University in Cracow, [and] he soon became the professor of composition at the same school of music.
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