Category: vocabulary

Chris reads this Cambridge Dictionary blog entry on the
Coronavirus – COVID-19 vocabulary and collocations for Learn British English
Free on YouTube:

https://dictionaryblog.cambridge.org/2020/02/26/quarantine-carriers-and-face-masks-the-language-of-the-coronavirus/

https://youtu.be/TNk6RE7Khhs

Coronavirus – learn English news and vocabulary

catch a cold

get the flu (influenza)

norovirus /ˈnɔː.rəʊˌvaɪə.rəs/

coronavirus /kəˈrəʊ.nəˌvaɪə.rəs/

Other vocabulary:

immune system / respiratory system

outbreak /
the virus breaks out

virus spreads between people / try to contain it (stop
spreading)

death toll

quarantined

Wuhan and other cities on lockdown

Lunar New Year

In English, we often use imperial units rather than the metric system. This post is about common imperial units of length.

We use feet and inches to talk about a person’s height.

We use feet and squared feet to talk about the size of a building.

We use yards to talk about distances in football. The penalty area = the 18-yard box. He scored from thirty yards out!

A chain is not used as a measurement but is the length of the pitch in cricket.

Furlongs are used to measure courses for horse racing.

Miles are used to measure distances for travelling between places.

Via the Learn British English website.

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He’s coming…

Merry Christmas!

From Chris at http://www.learnbritishenglish.co.uk/

He’s coming…

Merry Christmas!

From Chris at http://www.learnbritishenglish.co.uk/

Learn British English Free (video): ‘annoyed’ and ‘nervous’ vocabulary; pronunciation; subtitles:

Learn British English Free: ‘annoyed’ and ‘nervous’
vocabulary; pronunciation; subtitles https://youtu.be/3vtWzutZKfc

This free lesson with Chris is about expressions for
being annoyed and nervous, with pronunciation and English subtitles (captions).

For private lessons, please email cjworkman17@yahoo.com

Annoyed

brassed ‘off /ˌbrɑːs ˈtɒf/

cheesed ‘off /ˌtʃiːz ˈdɒf/

fed ‘up /ˌfe ˈdʌp/

hacked ‘off /ˌhæk ˈtɒf/

‘hangry /ˈhæŋ.ɡri/

het ‘up /ˌhe ˈtʌp/

Nervous

over’wrought /ˌəʊ.vəˈrɔːt/

‘rattled /ˈræt.əld/

stressed ‘out /ˌstres ˈtaʊt/

strung ‘up /ˌstrʌ ˈŋʌp/

‘twitchy /ˈtwɪtʃ.i/

Learn British English Free (video): ‘annoyed’ and ‘nervous’ vocabulary; pronunciation; subtitles:

Learn British English Free: ‘annoyed’ and ‘nervous’
vocabulary; pronunciation; subtitles https://youtu.be/3vtWzutZKfc

This free lesson with Chris is about expressions for
being annoyed and nervous, with pronunciation and English subtitles (captions).

For private lessons, please email cjworkman17@yahoo.com

Annoyed

brassed ‘off /ˌbrɑːs ˈtɒf/

cheesed ‘off /ˌtʃiːz ˈdɒf/

fed ‘up /ˌfe ˈdʌp/

hacked ‘off /ˌhæk ˈtɒf/

‘hangry /ˈhæŋ.ɡri/

het ‘up /ˌhe ˈtʌp/

Nervous

over’wrought /ˌəʊ.vəˈrɔːt/

‘rattled /ˈræt.əld/

stressed ‘out /ˌstres ˈtaʊt/

strung ‘up /ˌstrʌ ˈŋʌp/

‘twitchy /ˈtwɪtʃ.i/

Chris presents a special quiz about British or American words. Please use subtitles / captions.
For private lessons, please email cjworkman17@yahoo.com
autumn / fall
lift / elevator
soccer / football
trousers / pants
zip code / post code

http://www.learnbritishenglish.co.uk/learn-british-english-free-special-vocabulary-quiz-video/

Chris presents a special quiz about British or American words. Please use subtitles / captions.
For private lessons, please email cjworkman17@yahoo.com
autumn / fall
lift / elevator
soccer / football
trousers / pants
zip code / post code

http://www.learnbritishenglish.co.uk/learn-british-english-free-special-vocabulary-quiz-video/