Destitute

Do you know the adjective “destitute“? Read the conversation below. Can you guess the meaning?

Lily: I lost my job and I’m really worried about money.

Sue: Try not to worry too much. You have a house, some savings and a car. You are hardly destitute.

Does it mean:

a) very poor

b) very sad

c) very angry

d) very rich

The answer is below!↓

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Answer: a) very poor

Eerie

Do you know the adjective “eerie“? Read the conversation below. Can you guess the meaning?

Ted: I heard a sound outside the tent.

Fran: I heard it too. It was an eerie sound. Like someone is in pain. Why don’t you go and look?

Ted: No way!

Does it mean:

a) strange and scary

b) annoying

c) loud

d) quiet

The answer is below! ↓

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Answer: a) strange and scary

2019 Language Learner Literature Award Winner

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I Talk You Talk Press has won the 2019 Language Learner Literature Award in the Upper Intermediate and Advanced category with the paperback version of On the Run.

We also won the Finalist Award in the Intermediate category with the paperback version of Old Jack’s Ghost Stories from Japan.

These titles are available from Amazon or directly from us.

See our website for details.

For more information about the award, please see the Extensive Reading Foundation website.

 

 

Livid

Do you know the English adjective “livid“? Read the conversation below. Can you guess the meaning?

Son: I crashed dad’s new car.

Mother: Your father will be livid when he finds out.

Does it mean:

a) amused

b) irritated

c) extremely angry

d) sorry

The answer is below!↓

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Answer: c) extremely angry

Peckish

Do you know the adjective “peckish“? Read the conversation below. Can you guess the meaning?

Harry: I’m feeling a little peckish.

Naoki: So am I. Why don’t we go to that restaurant over there?

Does it mean:

a) angry

b) tired

c) thirsty

d) hungry

The answer is below!↓

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Answer: d) hungry