Vocabulary related to the media and discussion language.Revision:
Present ContinuousVocabularyat the end of the day
- (Idiom) in the final analysis; after all has been considered; what
happens after a series of events, i.e.
- We considered different options but, at the end of the day, the only realistic choice was to postpone the wedding until next year.
- At the end of the day, we decided it would disrupt the children's schooling too much so I turned down job in the USA.
- famous people who are usually in the public eye a lot.gossip
- talk or rumours about personal or intimate issues of other people's lives; often
malicious, i.e.- Danny said that Sue has been in prison.- Oh, that's just gossip, I wouldn't believe it. have a word with
- (Colloquial) to have brief conversation with someone, i.e.- Tom's bullying the other staff again.- All right, I'll have word with him. (i.e. I will ask him to stop.)
- Could you have a word with the boss; we need a longer coffee break than five minutes?
in-depth - a deep discussion or, in journalism, a serious, fact-finding story, i.e.
- I must have word with the manager: our room wasn't cleaned this morning.
- Have you mentioned the funding for the conference?
- Yes, I had an in-depth discussion with the Minister about it and she has promised to
have a word with the Prime Minister.
- Our newspaper's going to do an in-depth story about big business offering bribes for contracts.
- the speaker agrees with a particular part of an argument, i.e.- Yes, but I was late because the snow made the traffic slow.- Point taken, but you knew it had snowed so you should have allowed more time to drive here.
- We must leave now, the flight is in two hours.- Point taken, but I can't leave without those papers. We must wait for my secretary to bring
- an action or event the public finds shocking, i.e.
- The government is involved in another corruption scandal: two Ministers are accused of taking bribes.
- That newspaper prints nothing but scandals about celebrities' private lives.
- media stories concerning current affairs, important issues of the day,
avoiding sensationalist stories about celebrities, scandal and so on.(to) strike a balance
- (Idiom) to find a balance or midway position between two conflicting
or contrasing things, i.e.
- You have to strike a balance between work and finding time to relax.
- The company is trying to strike a balance between giving workers enough time for breaks and maintaining production during busy periods.