Story of the week #13 – Word of the Year

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Every year some British dictionaries announce their ‘Word of the year’. These are usually words that have been widely used in the year, or new and popular words that have entered the language.

This year Collins Dictionary has announced that ‘lockdown’ is their word of the year. Everybody is talking about the current pandemic, and ‘lockdown’ is a big part of that.

According to Collins, ‘lockdown’ is:

“the imposition of stringent restrictions on travel, social interaction, and access to public spaces”

The top ten words of 2020 are:

There are more explanations and details on this news story. We recommend a B1 level and above to enjoy the article.

Let us know below in the comments: What are your top words of 2020?

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