Category Archives: Vocabulary (BBC Learning English)

Vocabulary: 9 uses of ‘dead’ – BBC Learning English (Oct 13, 2016)

Learning English Darren Hello, I’m Darren. I’m sure you’ve heard of Sherlock Holmes – Britain’s most famous sleuth. Well I’m going to tell you about The Hound of the Baskervilles – perhaps one of his strangest cases. One day Holmes … Continue reading

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Vocabulary: 12 uses of ‘pay’ – BBC Learning English (Oct 06, 2016)

Learning English Hello, I’m Darren. The story I’m going to tell you is one of broken promises and revenge… How a town, saved from a terrible plague of rats by a mysterious stranger, refuses to pay up, and so pays … Continue reading

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Vocabulary: 11 uses of ‘set’ – BBC Learning English (Sep 29, 2016)

Learning English Hello, my name’s Mariam. Today’s story is two hundred years ago in the beautiful English countryside. It’s about the life and relationships of a young woman called Bathsheba who works hard on her uncle’s farm, where she attracts … Continue reading

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Vocabulary: 9 uses of ‘stick’ – BBC Learning English (Sep 22, 2016)

Learning English Jonny Hello, I’m Jonny and today’s story is a chilly one. It involves an ice-cold Queen and the struggle between good and evil. It’s a famous fairy tale that you might find familiar. The story begins a long … Continue reading

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Vocabulary: 13 uses of ‘turn’ – BBC Learning English (Sep 15, 2016)

Learning English Hello, my name is Mariam. Today’s story is one that you may have last heard when you were very young. It involves two children who head off into a forest where things take a turn for the worse. … Continue reading

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Vocabulary: 10 uses of ‘make’ – BBC Learning English (Sep 08, 2016)

Learning English Hello, my name’s Mariam. Today’s story is a little scary and involves a scientist who makes a monster that he can’t control. Any ideas what this story might be? Let’s find out. The man in this story is … Continue reading

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Vocabulary: 8 uses of ‘break’ – BBC Learning English (Sep 01, 2016)

Learning English Jonny Hello, I’m Jonny. Today’s story is a love story – about two star-crossed lovers. It’s full of romance but there’s plenty of misunderstandings too. Maybe it sounds familiar! So, there’s a handsome young boy called Romeo and … Continue reading

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Vocabulary: 9 uses of ‘sound’ – BBC Learning English (Aug 25, 2016)

Learning English Jonny Hello, I’m Jonny. Today’s story is set in 19th century London and tells the story of the respectable gentleman who has a curious relationship with a violent and detestable man. The story begins with a man called … Continue reading

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Vocabulary: 8 uses of ’round’ – BBC Learning English (Aug 18, 2016)

Learning English Hello, I’m Lizzie. Today I’ve got a story that dates back thousands of years. It involves a man who’s a sculptor and who, through his skilful work, hopes to find the perfect woman. This man is called Pygmalion. … Continue reading

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Vocabulary: 9 uses of ‘stand’ – BBC Learning English (Aug 11, 2016)

Learning English Hello, I’m Lizzie. Today’s story is a famous legend about a so-called outlaw who likes to stand up for poor people. He lives deep in Sherwood Forest in England with his band of ‘merry men’. Any ideas who … Continue reading

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