English Documentary on Titanic with Transcript

English Documentary on Titanic with Transcript and flashcards inside the lesson to improve your listening and reading comprehension and enrich your academic vocabulary Source of documentary: National Geographic YouTube Channel The Titanic The turn of the 20th century saw a golden age of industry and prosperity in many Western countries. One aspect of this era came to … Read more

Distress 504 Absolutely Essential Words Lesson 32

Distress 504 Absolutely Essential Words Lesson 32 /dɪˈstres/ (noun & verb) Noun: anxiety and sadness, sorrow, pain, anguish, agony, wretchedness, mental suffering, misery, grief – danger or difficulty, trouble, hardship, misfortune Verb: to upset or disturb someone, agitate, worry, trouble, perturb, afflict, bother, torment, vex, annoy On 16 January 1838 a petition asking for help … Read more

Disaster 504 Absolutely Essential Words Lesson 28

Disaster 504 Absolutely Essential Words Lesson 28 /dɪˈzɑː.stəʳ/ (noun) severe harm, damage or death, serious difficulty, calamity, catastrophe, tragedy, cataclysm – misadventure, mishap, setback, misfortune, debacle, failure, fiasco, adversary Initial priorities for U.S. participation in the International Decade for Natural Disaster Reduction, declared by the United Nations, are contained in this volume. It focuses on … Read more

Hardship 504 Absolutely Essential Words Lesson 1

Hardship 504 Absolutely Essential Words Lesson 1 Hardship 504 Absolutely Essential Words Lesson 1 /ˈhɑːd.ʃɪp/ (noun) difficulty or problem, plight, vicissitude, unpleasant condition, privation, severe suffering, poverty, destitution, deprivation, penury, austerity, misfortune, impecuniousness, misery, affliction, adversity, discomfort This report estimates the number of families who are not making ends meet. We examine the cost of … Read more

Debacle 1100 Words You Need Week 35 Day 2

Debacle 1100 Words You Need Week 35 Day 2 Debacle 1100 Words You Need Week 35 Day 2 /deɪˈbɑː.kļ/ (noun) a complete failure, fiasco, an utter failure or disaster, catastrophe, mess, ruin, downfall, collapse, defeat, chaotic failure, tragedy, calamity, misfortune A financial crisis or debacle is any of a broad variety of situations in which … Read more

The Fat Is In The Fire 1100 Words You Need Week 21

The fat is in the fire The fat is in the fire something has happened that will certainly cause trouble, the mischief is done, something troublesome has happened, smell a rat, big trouble, said when something has been said or done that will cause a lot of trouble A course of action with inevitable bad … Read more

The Lottery by Shirley Jackson English Short Stories

The Lottery by Shirley Jackson The Lottery by Shirley Jackson The morning of June 27th was clear and sunny, with the fresh warmth of a full-summer day; the flowers were blossoming profusely and the grass was richly green. The people of the village began to gather in the square, between the post office and the … Read more

Misfortune – English Flashcard for Misfortune for IELTS

Misfortune Misfortune (noun) /ˌmɪsˈfɔː.tʃuːn/ US /-ˈfɔːr.tʃən/ bad luck – ill luck – unlucky event, tribulation, misadventure, calamity, catastrophe, disaster I had the misfortune of selling my house at a low price when I desperately had to do so. Antonym: opportunity

Tragedy – English Flashcard for Tragedy for IELTS

Tragedy Tragedy (noun) /ˈtrædʒ.ə.di/ a very sad and painful event that involves death or suffering, or a play or literature that reflects suffering and sorrow, misfortune, disaster, calamity, heartbreak, catastrophe His miserable life has been a complete tragedy replete with suffering and wretchedness. Antonyms: comedy, joy Adjective: tragic Adverb: tragically