civil /ˈsɪvl/ (adj) connected with the people who live in a country Example: civil unrest (= that is caused by groups of people within a country)
collect /kəˈlekt/ (v) using a system in which a phone call is paid for by the person who receives it Example: Samples were collected from over 200 patients.
cottage /ˈkɒtɪdʒ/ (n) a small house, especially in the country Example: a holiday cottage
drawer /drɔː(r)/ (n) a part of a piece of furniture such as a desk, used for keeping things in. It is like a box in shape and has a handle on the front for pulling it out. Example: the kitchen drawer (= the one in the kitchen)
employer /ɪmˈplɔɪə(r)/ (n) a person or company that pays people to work for them Example: one of the largest employers in the area
false /fɔːls/ (adj) wrong; not correct or true Example: A whale is a fish. True or false?
keyboard /ˈkiːbɔːd/ (n) the set of keys for operating a computer or typewriter , or the set of letters that you can touch to write on a smartphone or tablet Example: Stop texting, typing, or mouse clicking and move your hands completely away from the keyboard.
lift /lɪft/ (v) to raise somebody/something or be raised to a higher position or level Example: Her eyebrows lifted. ‘Apologize? Why?’
lost /lɒst/ (adj) unable to find your way; not knowing where you are Example: We always get lost in London.
magic /ˈmædʒɪk/ (adj) the secret power of appearing to make impossible things happen by saying special words or doing special things Example: There is no magic formula for passing exams—only hard work.
memory /ˈmeməri/ (n) your ability to remember things Example: He suffered loss of memory for weeks after the accident.
middle /ˈmɪdl/ (adj) the part of something that is at an equal distance from all its edges or sides; a point or a period of time between the beginning and the end of something Example: a middle-sized room
ninth /naɪnθ/ ordinal number 9th Example: The ninth letter of the alphabet is I.
plain /pleɪn/ (adj) not decorated or complicated; simple Example: He made it plain that we should leave.