agree /əˈɡriː/ (v) to have the same opinion as somebody; to say that you have the same opinion Example: ‘It's terrible.’ ‘I couldn't agree more!’ (= I completely agree)
ahead /əˈhed/ (adj) further forward in space or time; in front Example: The road ahead was blocked.
alphabetical /ˌælfəˈbetɪkl/ (adj) according to the correct order of the letters of the alphabet Example: The names on the list are in alphabetical order.
already /ɔːlˈredi/ (adj) before now or before a particular time in the past Example: ‘Lunch?’ ‘No thanks, I've already eaten.’
artificial /ˌɑːtɪˈfɪʃl/ (adj) made or produced to copy something natural; not real Example: an artificial limb/flower/sweetener/fertilizer
beautifully /ˈbjuːtɪfli/ (adj) in a beautiful way Example: a beautifully decorated house
cancer /ˈkænsə(r)/ (n) a serious disease in which growths of cells, also called cancers , form in the body and kill normal body cells. The disease often causes death. Example: cancer patients
cast /kɑːst/ (n) to look, smile, etc. in a particular direction Example: members of the cast
compete /kəmˈpiːt/ (v) to take part in a contest or game Example: There are too many magazines competing to attract readers.
death /deθ/ (n) the fact of somebody dying or being killed Example: the anniversary of his wife's death
emphasis /ˈemfəsɪs/ (n) special importance that is given to something Example: Increased emphasis is now being placed on corporate image.
flat /flæt/ (adj) a set of rooms for living in, usually on one floor of a building Example: low buildings with flat roofs
highlight /ˈhaɪlaɪt/ (v) to emphasize something, especially so that people give it more attention Example: The report highlights the major problems facing society today.
invent /ɪnˈvent/ (v) to produce or design something that has not existed before Example: Who invented the steam engine?
machine /məˈʃiːn/ (n) a piece of equipment with many parts that work together to do a particular task. The power used to work a machine may be electricity, steam , gas, etc. or human power. Example: to operate/run a machine