Welcome to Vocabulary Year 3 of American English Lessons with Maestro Sersea. In this lesson we will study American English vocabulary compliments of the VOA Wordbook, a dictionary of over 1,500 highly-used words.  Please focus and do your best so that you can learn and improve your vocabulary, which will help your comprehension and communication skills. Don’t forget to use the comments section below to share your thoughts and what you’ve learned today.

Part 1 Directions:  Listen to the audio and read along the vocabulary words and definitions 2-3 times.  If needed, use the translation feature to translate the vocabulary words and definitions in your primary language.

  • a (an) – one; any; each
  • able – having the power to do something
  • about – almost (“about half”); of or having a relation to (“We talk about the weather.”)
  • above – at a higher place
  • accept – to agree to receive
  • accident – something that happens by chance or mistake; an unplanned event
  • accuse – to say a person is responsible for an act or crime; to make a statement against someone
  • across – from side to side; to the other side
  • act – to do something
  • activist – one who seeks change through action
  • actor – someone acting in a play or show
  • add – to put (something) with another to make it larger; to say more
  • administration – the executive part of a government, usually headed by a president or prime minister
  • admit – to accept (“admitted to the United Nations”); to express one’s guilt or responsibility (“He admitted that what he did was wrong.”)
  • adult –a grown person
  • advise – to help with information, knowledge or ideas in making a decision
  • affect – to produce an effect on; to influence (“A lack of sleep affected the singer’s performance.”)
  • afraid – feeling fear
  • after – later; behind
  • again – another time; as before
  • against –opposed to; not agreeing with something
  • age – how old a person or thing is
  • agency – an organization that is part of a larger group (“an agency of the United Nations”)
  • aggression – an attack against a person or country; the violation of a country’s borders
  • ago – of time past; before now
  • agree – to have the same belief as someone; to be willing to do something
  • agriculture – farming
  • aid – to help; to support; help, assistance
  • aim – to point a gun at; a goal or purpose
  • air – the mixture of gases around the earth, mostly nitrogen and oxygen, that we breathe
  • air force – a military organization using airplanes
  • airplane – a vehicle with wings that flies
  • airport – a place where airplanes take off and land
  • album – a collection of recorded music

Part 2 Directions:  Take out your notebook or a sheet of paper and a pen.  Watch the video below to take the vocabulary test for this lesson and check your level of understanding of this vocabulary lesson.

Part 3 Directions: Now that you’ve completed this vocabulary lesson, use the comments section below to share your thoughts about what you’ve learned.

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