#vocabulary

'vacillate'
noun

1 : to waver in mind, will, or feeling : hesitate in choice of opinions or courses
2 : to be indecisive or irresolute:

// His tendency to vacillate makes him a poor leader. (audio)
// She has vacillated on this issue.
// vacillated for so long that someone else stepped in and made the decision

- Translations
Portuguese: vacilar
Spanish: vacilar

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1 week, 2 days ago

WORD or IDIOM OF THE DAY
'sound'
adjective

1 : free from injury or disease; in good condition; healthy; robust
2 : free from error, fallacy, or misapprehension
3 : solid, firm, stable

// My dog came back from the vet and he is safe and sound.(audio)
// The scientist's theory is backed by sound arguments.
// The business has a sound financial base.
// The rationale behind our method is quite sound.


- Translations
Portuguese: são, seguro, sólido, adequado
Spanish: sano, firme, bueno, sensato

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1 month, 3 weeks ago

WORD or IDIOM OF THE DAY
'shill'
noun

1 : a person who publicizes or praises something or someone for reasons of self-interest, personal profit, or friendship or loyalty.

// Yet his sincerity leads him to channel Kremlin propaganda as effectively as any paid shill. (audio)
// Professional bloggers essentially get paid to shill the clothes they like and travel the world—to be influencers.
// He is also quite happy to shill for garcinia cambogia, which he calls the “newest, fastest fat-buster.”


- Translations
Portuguese: serviçal, cumplice, uma pessoa que divulga ou elogia algo ou alguém por motivos de interesse próprio, lucro pessoal, amizade ou lealdade

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1 month, 3 weeks ago

The term sniglet was conceived by comedian Rich Hall during his tenure on the 1980s HBO comedy series Not Necessarily the News. Each monthly episode featured a regular segment on sniglets, which Hall described as "any word that doesn't appear in the dictionary, but should".

2 months, 1 week ago

WORD or IDIOM OF THE DAY #041
'dumb'
adjective

1 : lacking intelligence; stupid
2 : temporarily unable to speak (as from shock or astonishment)

// According to my teacher, there are no dumb questions. (audio)
// The girl is unable to speak because she is dumb.
// I feel dumb because I do not understand physics.

- Translations
Portuguese: mudo, burro, idiota, tolo
Spanish: mudo, estúpido, tontas

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2 months, 3 weeks ago

WORD or IDIOM OF THE DAY #040
'fishy'
adjective

1 : creating doubt or suspicion
2 : questionable

// Something is fishy about the accident. (audio)
// The case is fishy but unclear.
// Everybody leaving at the same time looked fishy.

- Translations
Portuguese: suspeito, questionável
Spanish: sospechoso

2 months, 3 weeks ago

WORD or IDIOM OF THE DAY #039
'get rid of'
idiom

1 : to remove something that you do not want any longer

// I can’t wait to get rid of that ugly old sofa. (audio)
// Get rid of these old shoes!
// We shall never be able to get rid of certain defects.

- Translations
Portuguese: desfazer-se de algo/alguém, livrar-se de algo/alguém
Spanish: eliminar, deshacerse de algo/algn

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2 months, 3 weeks ago

WORD or IDIOM OF THE DAY #038
'stakeholder'
noun
stake·​hold·​er | \ ˈstāk-ˌhōl-dər \

1 : Typical stakeholders are investors, employees, customers, suppliers, communities, governments, or trade associations.
2 : one who is involved in or affected by a course of action

// All the stakeholders benefited from the merger of the two firms.
// The meeting was open to all stakeholders. (audio)
// Attention will be paid to techniques which favour stakeholder involvement.

- Translations
Portuguese: parte interessada, interessado
Spanish: partes interesadas, interesado, depositario

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2 months, 3 weeks ago

Sing-along Friday
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05/02/2021
Sing-along Friday
(vocabulary at the bottom)

LYRICS
Who can it be knocking at my door?
Go 'way, don't come 'round here no more.
Can't you see that it's late at night?
I'm very tired, and I'm not feeling right.
All I wish is to be alone
Stay away, don't you invade my home.
Best off if you hang outside
Don't come in - I'll only run and hide.Who can it be now?
Who can it be now?
Who can it be now?
Who can it be now?

Who can it be knocking at my door?
Make no sound, tip-toe across the floor.
If he hears, he'll knock all day
I'll be trapped, and here I'll have to stay.
I've done no harm, I keep to myself
There's nothing wrong with my state of mental health.
I like it here with my childhood friend
Here they come, those feelings again!Who can it be now?
Who can it be now?
Who can it be now?
Who can it be now?

Is it the man come to take me away?
Why do they follow me?
It's not the future that I can see
It's just my fantasy
Oh... Who can it be now?
Oh... Who can it... Who can it...
Yeah yeah yeah

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VOCAB
knock - : to strike something with a sharp blow
// "Who can it be knocking at my door?"
Portuguese: bater

Best off - : The most favourably placed, the best advantaged; the best provided.
// "Best off if you hang outside"
Portuguese: melhor

tip-toe - : Walk quietly and carefully with one's heels raised and one's weight on the balls of the feet.
// "Make no sound, tip-toe across the floor."
Portuguese: andar na ponta dos pés

trap - : Prevent (someone) from escaping from a place
// "I'll be trapped, and here I'll have to stay."
Portuguese: armadilha

harm - : Physical injury, especially that which is deliberately inflicted
// "I've done no harm, I keep to myself"
Portuguese: dano, mal

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2 months, 3 weeks ago

WORD or IDIOM OF THE DAY - 03/02/2021
'latter'
adjective

1 : being the second of two persons or things mentioned
2 : used to refer to the second of two items mentioned

// Regarding captain and major, the latter rank is higher. (audio)
// of ham and beef the latter meat is cheaper today

NOTE:
Only used to refer to the second of two things or people which have already been mentioned.
Use former to refer to the first thing mention.
If you are talking about three or more things or people, don't use 'the latter' or 'the former'. Use an expression with the last or the first.

- Translations
Portuguese: último, segundo
Spanish: último, segundo

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3 months ago

WORD or IDIOM OF THE DAY - 02/02/2021
'threshold'
noun

1 : a level or point at which something would happen, would cease to happen, or would take effect, become true, etc

// There is a safety threshold to avoid any risks. (audio)
// The presenter crossed the threshold of what was acceptable.
// The company has reached a high productivity threshold.
// Once a certain threshold has been crossed, the way back is all the more difficult.
// If the water reaches the maximum threshold, the river will flood.

- Translations
Portuguese: limite, limiar, patamar
Spanish: límite, umbral

3 months ago

WORD or IDIOM OF THE DAY - 01/02/2021
'food for thought'
idiom

1 : something that should be thought about or considered carefully
2 : something to consider
3 : something that makes you think very hard about an issue

// That should also give us food for thought for strategic planning. (audio)
// The unexpected test results have given us food for thought.
// That meeting really gave me food for thought—I might invest in their company after all.
// The lectures were very interesting and gave much food for thought.

- Translations
Portuguese: motivo(s) de reflexão
Spanish: motivos para reflexionar, idea para pensar

3 months ago

Sing-a-long Friday - Week 04

All around me are familiar faces
Worn out places, worn out faces
Bright and early for their daily races
Going nowhere, going nowhere
And their tears are filling up their glasses
No expression, no expression
Hide my head I want to drown my sorrow
No tomorrow, no tomorrow

And I find it kind of funny
I find it kind of sad
The dreams in which I'm dying
Are the best I've ever had
I find it hard to tell you
'Cause I find it hard to take
When people run in circles
It's a very, very
Mad world
Mad world
Mad world
Mad world

Children waiting for the day they feel good
Happy birthday, happy birthday
Made to feel the way that every child should
Sit and listen, sit and listen
Went to school and I was very nervous
No one knew me, no one knew me
Hello teacher tell me what's my lesson
Look right through me, look right through me

And I find it kind of funny
I find it kind of sad
The dreams in which I'm dying
Are the best I've ever had
I find it hard to tell you
'Cause I find it hard to take
When people run in circles
It's a very, very
Mad world
Mad world
Mad world
Mad world

And I find it kind of funny
I find it kind of sad
The dreams in which I'm dying
Are the best I've ever had
I find it hard to tell you
'Cause I find it hard to take
When people run in circles
It's a very, very
Mad world
Mad world
Enlarging your world
Mad world

-- VOCAB --
wear out - To exhaust; tire | To use up or consume gradually [desgastar]
tear - a drop of salty liquid that flows from the eye, as a result of strong emotion, especially unhappiness, or pain [lágrima]
fill up - to make something full, or to become full [encher]
sorrow - resultant unhappy or unpleasant state [tristeza]
kind of - in a way that approximates : More or Less [mais ou menos]
enlarge - to become bigger or to make something bigger [ampliar]

3 months ago

Furniture Vocabulary Slide Show for beginner, pre-intermediate ESL learners.

Ideas for using this video: this video can be used for self-study, assigned as homework, or by a teacher. In a classroom or distance learning environment you might was to pause the video to ask "What is this?" and discuss. You can also distinguish between different types of fans, clocks, etc.

In this presentation I choose to use the word sofa in place of the common word couch although both are used interchangeably in common speech in many places.

Target Vocabulary:
1. Table
2. Bed
3. Furniture
4. Cabinet
5. T.V
6. Chair
7. Toy box
8. Carpet
9. Armchair
10. Curtains
11. Desk
12. Pillow
13. Clock
14. Highchair
15. Lamp
16. Light
17. Chandelier
18. Dresser
19. Closet
20. Couch / Sofa
21. Picture
22. Mirror
23. Shelf / Shelves

Find more resources here:
https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Store/Daniel-Mitchell-8630

This video is meant for education / information. Suitable for all ages. All pictures are from online image search, license free.

11 months, 4 weeks ago

Definition
Sisyphean

adjective
Of or related to repetitive and fruitless tasks or labor, similar to the punishment of Sisyphus by Hades and Zeus.

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1 year, 7 months ago

Laconic

Adjective
Using very few words to get a point across.
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1 year, 12 months ago

Suborn

verb
To secretly incentivize another person to commit a crime or misdeed, through methods like bribery or threats.
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2 years ago

Vocabulary

Noun
A list of words with definitions, and explanations.

Also all of the words and individual or group understands when heard and knows how to use.

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