3.14.1: 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.

  • ever – at any time
  • every – each one; all
  • evidence – material or facts that prove something; a reason for believing
  • evil – not good; extremely bad
  • exact – having no mistakes; correct in every detail
  • examine – to study closely
  • example – a part that shows what the rest of a thing or group is like
  • excellent – extremely good
  • except – but for
  • exchange – to trade; to give or receive one thing for another
  • excuse – to take away blame; to pardon; to forgive; a reason (sometimes false) for an action
  • execute – to kill
  • exercise – an activity or effort for the purpose of improving the body or to stay in good health
  • exile – to force a person to leave his or her country; to expel; a person who is forced to leave his or her country
  • exist – to be; to live
  • expand – to make larger; to grow larger
  • expect – to think or believe that something will happen; to wait for an event
  • expel – to force out; to remove from; to send away
  • experience – to live through an event, situation or condition (“She experienced great pain.”); something that one has done or lived through (“The experience caused her great pain.”)
  • experiment – to test; a test or trial carried out to prove if an idea is true or false, or to discover something
  • expert – a person with special knowledge or training
  • explain – to give reasons for; to make clear; to tell about; to tell the meaning
  • explode – to break apart violently with a loud noise, like a bomb
  • explore – to travel in a place that is not well known to learn more about it; to make a careful search; to examine closely
  • export – to send to another country; something sent to another country, usually for sale
  • express – to say clearly
  • extend – to stretch out in area or length; to continue for a longer time
  • extra – more than normal, expected or necessary
  • extreme – more than the usual or accepted
  • extremist – a person with strong religious or political beliefs who acts in an extreme or violent way


  • face –the front of the head: eyes, nose, mouth; to look toward; to turn toward; to have before you, such as a problem or danger

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 “3.14.1: Year 3 American English Lessons with Maestro Sersea

  1. Lesson 3.14.1 Year 3
    VOA, vocabulary Lesson 14
    I have learnt the following vocabulary words in this Lesson
    Evil: The meaning of evil is bad, wrong, immoral, morally wrong.
    there is always a conflict between good and evil in his plays.
    we are still being attacked by the forces of evil.
    Execute: The meaning of execute is put to death, hang, kill.
    He was convicted of treason and executed.
    Explode: The meaning of explode is to burst, break a part, or making something burst loudly and violently.
    The building was wrecked when a powerful bomb exploded.

  2. Dear teacher,
    It is a good lesson. I had learnt new vocabularies and translate their meaning.
    I practiced pronunciation follow sound cloud video a few times. It useful for daily using and improving my knowledge more.
    Thank you for your lesson. Good bye.

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