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Word of the week

  • Do you find it easy to learn new vocabulary in English? Word of the week is a great way to learn new words. Watch our videos showing children in the UK using the new words.


  • hug

    This is a hug. You can also call it a cuddle.
    "Do you want a hug?"
    "No way!"

  • Spooky is another word for scary.
    "I really like spooky stories."
    "Me too. Especially ones with witches and ghosties in them."

  • Trainers are like shoes, that you do sports (in). I use (them) to hang around in.
    "Oh, I like those. Are they new?"
    "Yeah they are. Thanks."

  • When you press a button on a mouse you click.
    "Would you like to start this game?"
    "Yeah, just click."

  • A nickname is a name only your really good friends call you.
    "My nickname's Coco"
    "And mine's Welly-bobs!"
    "And mine's J-J."

  • Gaming is another way of saying 'to play video games'.
    "A person who plays video games can be called a gamer."
    "We love gaming!"

  • If you're into something, it means you really like it.
    "I'm into listening to music. What are you into?"
    "I'm into singing!"

  • Giggle is another word for laugh.
    "Stop giggling, it's not that funny."
    "I can't stop. It's so funny!"

  • If something is cute it's sweet and nice.
    "Like this?"
    "Ahhhhh! That's cute!"

  • "Hick! Uh-oh, I've got hiccups!"
    "I know how to stop hiccups."
    "Just get a glass of water and drink it upside down."
    "I'll go and get some!"


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