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Current affairs
Important (political) events in society that are happening now
Serial
A story that is broadcast or printed in several separate parts
Series
A set of radio or television programmes having the same characters and setting but different stories
Sitcom
A funny television programme that has the same characters every week in a different story
Sketch show
Show consisting of short comedy scenes performed by a group of actors (sometimes improvised)
Soap opera
A television soap
Check out
To have a look at; inspect
Affectionately
Showing that you like or love someone
Air
To express your opinions publicly
Top-rated
Very popular with the public
Fictional
Fictional people or events are from a book or story, and are not real
Surroundings
The place where you are and all the things in it
Racism
When someone believes that people of their own race are better than people of other races, and they treat other races unfairly
Lap
The upper part of your legs when you are sitting down
Track
A narrow road or path with a rough surface
One-off
Happening only once
Exploit
Something brave or interesting that someone has done
Participation
To take part in an activity or event
Renowned
Famous and admired
Ballroom
A large eoom for formal dances
Waltz
A slow dancewith a regular pattern of three beats
In-depht
A study, report etc that is thorough, complete, and considers all the details
Hard-hitting
Criticizing someone or sonething in a strong and effective way
Come under fire
To be criticized (from/for)
Aggressive
Behaving in an angry or violent way towards someone
Schedule
A plan of what someone is going to do, or when work is to be done
Dumb down
To make something simpler and easier for people to understand, especially in order to make it more popular
Break down
If a car or a machine breaks down, it stops working
Bring out
To nurture and develop (for ex. a quality) to best advantage
Come across
To meet or find someone or something by chance
Put up
To endure without complaint
Turn out
To happen in a particular way or to be found to be something
Range
A group of things that are different, but belong to the same general type
Marvellous
Extremely good or enjoyable
Sociologist
Someone who studies society and the way people behave towards each other
Elementary school
A school in the US where basic subjects are taught for the first six years of a child's education
Witness
To see something happen, especially an accident or crime
Ban
To officially say that people must not do something
Biased
Supporting one person or group in an unfair way, when you should treat everyone fairly
Broadsheet
A serious newspaper printed on large sheets of paper
Circulation
The number of copies of a newspaper or magazine sold each day, week, etc
Columnist
Someone who regularly writes articles for a newspaper or magazine
Editorial page
A page in a newspaper that gives the editor's opinion about something, rather than reporting facts
Feature
A newspaper or magazine article that concentrates on a particular subject
Readership
The people who read a newspaper or magazine
Sensationalism
A way of reporting events that makes them seem as strange, exciting, or shocking as possible
Supplement
A separate part of a newspaper or magazine
Tabloid
A newspaper that has small pages, a lot of photographs, and not very much serious news
Drop
A very small amount of liquid
Fuel
To make a situation worse, or make someone's feelings stronger
Flip through
To look quickly at the pages of a magazine, book, etc
Heart-warming
Something causing feelings of pleasure and happiness
Befriend
To become someone's friend, especially someone who needs your help
Bold
Confident and willing to take risks
Bait
Food that you use to attract fish or animals so that you can catch them
Commuter
To regularly travel a long distance to work
Bacteria
Very small living things that sometimes cause disease
Idiot
A stupid person
Adore
To love and admire someone very much