3.10.1: Year 3 American English Lessons with Maestro Sersea

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.

  • dance – to move the body and feet to music; a series of steps, usually to music
  • danger – a strong chance of suffering injury, damage or loss
  • dark – having little or no light (“The room was dark.”)
  • date – an expression of time; a day, month and year
  • daughter – a person’s female child
  • day – twenty-four hours; the hours of sunlight
  • dead – not living
  • deaf – not able to hear
  • deal – to have to do with (“The talks will deal with the problem of pollution.”); to buy or sell (“Her company deals in plastic.”)
  • debate –  to argue for or against something; a public discussion or argument
  • debt – something that is owed; the condition of owing
  • decide – to choose; to settle; to judge
  • declare – to say; to make a statement
  • decrease – to make less in size or amount
  • deep – going far down; a long way from top to bottom
  • defeat – to cause to lose in a battle or struggle; n. a loss; the condition of having lost
  • defend – to guard or fight against attack; to protect
  • deficit – a shortage that results when spending is greater than earnings, or imports are greater than exports
  • define – to give the meaning of; to explain
  • degree – a measure of temperature
  • delay – to decide to do something at a later time; to postpone; to cause to be late
  • delegate – one sent to act for another; one who represents another
  • demand – to ask by ordering; to ask with force
  • democracy – the system of government in which citizens vote to choose leaders or to make other important decisions
  • demonstrate – to make a public show of opinions or feelings (“The crowd demonstrated in support of human rights.”); to explain by using examples (“The teacher demonstrated the idea with an experiment.”)
  • denounce – to accuse of being wrong or evil; to criticize severely
  • deny – to declare that something is not true; to refuse a request
  • depend – to need help and support
  • deplore – to regret strongly; to express sadness
  • deploy – to move forces or weapons into positions for action
  • depression – severe unhappiness; also a period of reduced business and economic activity during which many people lose their jobs
  • describe – to give a word picture of something; to give details of something
  • desert – a dry area of land
  • design – to plan or create plans for
  • desire – to want very much; to wish for
  • destroy – to break into pieces; to end the existence of

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.

2 thoughts on “3.10.1: Year 3 American English Lessons with Maestro Sersea

  1. Lesson 3.10.1
    American English Vocabulary, Lesson 10.
    In this lesson I have got the following new words.
    Denounce, Deploy, Deplore.
    1) Denounce: to pronounce especially to be blame worthy or evil. example sentence is…
    The government called on the group to denounce the use of violence.
    the assembly denounced the use of violence.
    2) Deploy: Move into position for military action…
    Forces were deployed at strategic locations.
    3) Deplore; express strong disapproval of …
    We deplore the governments’ treatment of political prisoners.
    I did not receive the video of .the above lesson

  2. Dear teacher,
    I had learnt all vocabularies, read, practice follow audio pronunciation, and try understanding their meanings. It useful for
    daily using and generally writing in sentences. I had studied few new words such as denounce, deplore, and deploy.
    It is a good lesson. Thank you.

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