atmosphere /ˈætməsfɪə(r)/ (n) the mixture of gases that surrounds the earth Example: The hotel offers a friendly atmosphere and personal service.
attempted /əˈtemptɪd/ (adj) that somebody has tried to do but without success Example: We were shocked by his attempted suicide.
complex /ˈkɒmpleks/ (adj) made of many different things or parts that are connected; difficult to understand Example: a complex road system
conduct /kənˈdʌkt/ (n) to organize and/or do a particular activity Example: The sport has a strict code of conduct.
cover /ˈkʌvə(r)/ (n) to place something over or in front of something in order to hide, protect or decorate it Example: a cushion cover
double /ˈdʌbl/ (v) twice as much or as many as usual Example: Membership almost doubled in two years.
ending /ˈendɪŋ/ (n) the last part of a story, film, etc. Example: His stories usually have a happy ending.
garbage /ˈɡɑːbɪdʒ/ (n) waste food, paper, etc. that you throw away Example: Don't forget to take out the garbage.
govern /ˈɡʌvn/ (v) to legally control a country or its people and be responsible for introducing new laws, organizing public services, etc. Example: He accused the opposition party of being unfit to govern.
including /ɪnˈkluːdɪŋ/ (pre) having something as part of a group or set Example: I've got three days' holiday including New Year's Day.
independence /ˌɪndɪˈpendəns/ (n) freedom from political control by other countries Example: Cuba gained independence from Spain in 1898.
lake /leɪk/ (n) a large area of water that is surrounded by land Example: Lake Ontario
lunch /lʌntʃ/ (n) a meal eaten in the middle of the day Example: I'm ready for some lunch.
mate /meɪt/ (n) a friend Example: I was with a mate.
me /mi/ (adv) the form of I that is used when the speaker or writer is the object of a verb or preposition, or after the verb be Example: Hello, it's me.