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someone
used to mean a person, when you do not know, or do not say, who the person is (= somebody)
something
used to mean a particular thing when you do not know its name or do not know exactly what it is
sometimes
on some occasions but not always
somewhere
in or to a place, but you do not say or know exactly where
son
sb's male child
song
a short piece of music with words that you sing
sort
to put things in a particular order or arrange them in groups according to size, type etc
soon
1) in a short time from now, or a short time after sth else happens 2) quickly
sound
sth that you hear, or what can be heard (= noise)
sorry
used to tell sb that you wish you had not done sth that has affected them badly, hurt them etc
sound
if sth or sb *s good, bad, strange etc, that is how they seem to you when you hear about them or read about them
sort
a group or class of people, things etc that have similar qualities or features (= type, kind)
south
the direction that is at the bottom of a map of the world, below the Equator. It is on the right if you are facing the rising sun
suddenly
quickly and unexpectedly
space
the amount of an area, room, container etc that is empty or available to be used
speak
to talk to sb about sth
special
not ordinary or usual, but different in some way and often better or more important
specific
a * thing, person, or group is one particular thing, person, or group
spend
1) to use your money to pay for goods or services 2) to use time doing a particular thing or pass time in a particular place
stage
a particular time or state that sth reaches as it grows or develops
stamp
(formal) a small piece of paper that you buy and stick onto an envelope or package before posting it
stand
1) to support yourself on your feet or be in an upright position 2) to rise to an upright position
start
to do sth that you were not doing before, and continue doing it (= begin)
start
the first part of an activity or event, or the point at which it begins to develop
state
the physical or mental condition that sb or sth is in
station
a place where trains or buses regularly stop so that passengers can get on and off, goods can be loaded etc, or the buildings at such a place
stay
to remain in a place rather than leave
stick
to attach sth to sth else using a substance, or to become attached to a surface
still
1) up to a particular point in time and continuing at that moment 2) in spite of what has just been said or done
stop
1) to not walk, move, or travel any more, or to make sb or sth do this 2) not continue
store
a place where goods are sold to the public. In British English, a * is large and sells many different things, but in American English, a * can be large or small, and sell many things or only one type
story
a description of how sth happened, that is intended to entertain people, and may be true or imaginary
straight
1) in a line or direction that is not curved or bent 2) in a level or correct position
street
a public road in a city or town that has houses, shops etc on one or both sides
strong
having a lot of physical power so that you can lift heavy things, do hard physical work etc
student
sb who is studying at a university, school etc
stuff
(informal) used when you are talking about things such as substances, materials, or groups of objects when you do not know what they are called, or it is not important to say exactly what they are
stupid
showing a lack of good sense or good judgment (= silly)
success
when you achieve what you want or intend (≠ failure)
such
of the same kind as the thing or person which has already been mentioned
suffer
to experience physical or mental pain
suggest
to tell sb your ideas about what they should do, where they should go etc
suggestion
an idea, plan, or possibility that sb mentions, or the act of mentioning it
summer
the time of the year when the sun is hottest and the days are longest, between spring and autumn
sun
the large bright object in the sky that gives us light and heat, and around which the Earth moves
support
to say that you agree with an idea, group, or person, and usually to help them because you want them to succeed
support
approval, encouragement, and perhaps help for a person, idea, plan etc
I suppose
used to say you think sth is true, although you are uncertain about it (= I guess)
sure
confident that you know sth or that sth is true or correct (= certain)
surely
used to show that you think sth must be true, especially when people seem to be disagreeing with you
system
1) a group of related parts that work together as a whole for a particular purpose 2) an organized set of ideas, methods, or ways of working
table
a piece of furniture with a flat top supported by legs
take
1) used with a noun instead of using a verb to describe an action. For example, if you * a walk, you walk sw 2) to move or go with sb or sth from one place to another (≠ bring)
talk
to say things to sb as part of a conversation
talk
1) a conversation 2) formal discussions between governments, organizations etc
tax
an amount of money that you must pay to the government according to your income, property, goods etc and that is used to pay for public services
tea
a hot brown drink made by pouring boiling water onto the dried leaves from a particular Asian bush, or a cup of this
teach
to give lessons in a school, college, or university, or to help sb learn about sth by giving them information
teacher
sb whose job is to teach, especially in a school
team
a group of people who play a game or sport together against another group
telephone
the system of communication that you use to have a conversation with sb in another place (= phone)
television
(formal) a piece of electronic equipment shaped like a box with a screen, on which you can watch programmes (= TV)
tell
if sb *s you sth, they communicate information, a story, their feelings etc to you
tend
if sth *s to happen, it happens often and is likely to happen again
term
if you explain or describe sth in *s of a particular fact or event, you are explaining or describing it only in relation to that fact or event
terrible
1) extremely severe in a way that causes harm or damage (= horrible, awful) 2) (informal) extremely bad
test
a set of questions, exercises, or practical activities to measure sb's skill, ability, or knowledge
than
used when comparing two things, people, situations etc
thank
to tell sb that you are pleased and grateful for sth they have done, or to be polite about it
thanks
used to tell sb that you are grateful for sth they have given you or done for you (= thank you)
that
(plural those) used to refer to a person, thing, idea etc that has already been mentioned or is already known about
that
used after verbs, nouns, and adjectives to introduce a clause which shows what sb says or thinks, or states a fact or reason
that
(spoken) used to say how big, how much etc, especially when you are showing the size, amount etc with your hands
the
used to show that you are talking about a particular thing or person that has already been mentioned, is already known about, or is the only one
their
belonging to or connected with people or things that have already been mentioned
them
used, usually as the object of a verb or preposition, to refer to people, things, animals, situations, or ideas that have already been mentioned
themselves
used to show that the people who do sth are affected by their own action
then
1) at a particular time in the past or future 2) used to say what happens next or what you do next
there is
used to say that sth exists or happens
there
in or to a particular place that is not where you are
therefore
(formal) as a result of sth that has just been mentioned
they
used as the subject of a verb to refer to people, animals, or things already mentioned or, more generally, to a group of people not clearly described
thing
1) an idea, action, feeling, or fact that sb thinks, does, says, or talks about, or that happens 2) object
think
to have a particular opinion or to believe that sth is true
this
1) used to refer to a person, thing, idea etc that has just been mentioned or to sth that has just happened 2) used to talk about the present time or a time that is close to the present
though
used to introduce a statement that makes the main statement coming after it seem surprising, unlikely, or unexpected (= although)
though
used like 'but' to add a fact or opinion that makes what you have just said seem less definite, less important etc
though
(spoken) used after adding a fact, opinion, or question which seems surprising after what you have just said, or which makes what you have just said seem less true
three
the number 3
through
into one side or end of an entrance, passage, hole etc and out of the other side or end
throw
to make an object such as a ball move quickly through the air by pushing your hand forward quickly and letting the object go
ticket
a printed piece of paper which shows that you have paid to enter a cinema, travel on a bus, plane etc
till
(spoken) until
time
the thing that is measured in minutes, hours, days, years etc using clocks
tired
feeling that you want to sleep or rest
to
1) used after a verb, noun, or adjective when an infinitive completes its meaning 2) used after a word such as 'how', 'where', 'who', 'what', or 'whether' to refer to an action about which sb is not certain
to
1) used to say where sb or sth goes 2) used to say who receives sth or is told or shown sth
today
on the day that is happening now
together
1) if two or more people do sth *, they do it with each other (≠ alone, separately) 2) if you put two or more things *, you join them so that they touch or form one whole thing or group (≠ apart)
home
1) the house, apartment, or place where you live 2) the place where a child lived with his or her family