Daily English Lesson #7



Oscar nominations are here: Did your favorite films make the cut?

Nominations for the 90th Academy Awards were announced Tuesday amid what’s proving to be an unpredictable and highly political awards season. The Oscars come as the entertainment industry reckons with sexual harassment and gender inequality issues, unleashed by allegations against producer Harvey Weinstein and a host of others. Late-night star Jimmy Kimmel is returning to host the Academy Awards, set for Sunday, March 4, 2018 on ABC.

Question: Would you boycott or protest a film for political or social reasons?


Reading Vocabulary

amid – surrounded by; in the middle of

reckons with – to take into consideration

unleash – cause (a strong or violent force) to be released or become unrestrained


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Video Vocabulary

overshadow – appear more prominent or important than.

fiasco – something planned that goes wroxng and is a complete failure, usually in an embarrassing way:




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