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.
- detail – a small part of something; a small piece of information
- develop – to grow; to create; to experience progress
- device – a piece of equipment made for a special purpose
- dictator – a ruler with complete power
- die – to become dead; to stop living; to end
- diet – usual daily food and drink
- different – not the same
- difficult – not easy; hard to do, make or carry out
- dig – to make a hole in the ground
- dinner – the main amount of food eaten at a usual time (“The family had its dinner at noon.”); a special event that includes food (“The official dinner took place at the White House.”)
- diplomat – a person who represents his or her government in dealing with another government
- direct – to lead; to aim or show the way (“He directed me to the theater.”); straight to something; not through some other person or thing (“The path is direct.”)
- direction – the way (east, west, north, south); where someone or something came from or went to
- dirt – earth or soil
- disappear – to become unseen; to no longer exist
- disarm – to take away weapons; to no longer keep weapons; to make a bomb harmless by removing its exploding device
- discover – to find or learn something
- discuss – to talk about; to exchange ideas
- disease – a sickness in living things, often caused by viruses, germs or bacteria
- dismiss – to send away; to refuse to consider
- dispute – to oppose strongly by argument; an angry debate
- dissident – a person who strongly disagrees with his or her government
- distance – the amount of space between two places or objects (“The distance from my house to your house is two kilometers.”)
- dive – to jump into water head first
- divide – to separate into two or more parts
- do – to act; to make an effort
- doctor – a person trained in medicine to treat sick people
- document – an official piece of paper with facts written on it, used as proof or support of something
- dog – a small animal that often lives with humans
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.