3.17.1: 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.

  • forward – the direction in front of; toward the front
  • free – to release; ad. not controlled by another or by outside forces; not in prison; independent; not limited by rules; without cost
  • freedom – the condition of being free
  • freeze – to cause or to become very cold; to make or to become hard by cold
  • fresh – newly made or gathered; recent
  • friend – a person one likes and trusts
  • frighten – to cause great fear
  • from – having a person, place or thing as a beginning or cause (“It is a message from the president.”); at a place distant, not near (“The school is five kilometers from my home.”); because of (“He is suffering from cancer.”)
  • front – the forward part; the opposite of back; the beginning; the first part
  • fruit – food from trees and plants
  • fuel – any substance burned to create heat or power
  • full – containing as much as a person or thing can hold; complete
  • fun – anything that is pleasing and causes happiness
  • funeral – a ceremony held in connection with the burial or burning of the dead
  • future – time after now (“We can talk about it in the future.”); in the time to come (“All future meetings will be held in this room.”)


  • gain –to get possession of; to get more; to increase
  • game –an activity with rules in which people or teams play or compete, usually sports
  • gas – any substance that is not solid or liquid; any substance that burns to provide heat, light or power
  • gather – to bring or come together into a group or place; to collect
  • general – a high military leader; ad. without details; affecting or including all or almost all
  • gentle – soft; kind; not rough or violent
  • get – to receive; to gain; to go and bring back; to become; to become the owner of
  • gift – something given without cost
  • girl – a young female person

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.

3 thoughts on “3.17.1: Year 3 American English Lessons with Maestro Sersea

    1. Dear teacher,
      Lesson 3.17.1 Year 3
      Vocabulary Lesson.
      I had learnt new vocabularies and understanding it’s meaning as well.
      I practiced reading and pronunciation following video a few times. It is useful words for daily using both make sentences and speaking too.
      Thank you.

  1. Lesson 3.17.1 Year 3
    Vocabulary Lesson
    I went through the above vedio vocabulary Lesson. It is very helpful. Vocabulary plays fundamental role in the reading and speaking process. To increase vocabulary is very important because it is the base of all languages. I practice using the words in my conversation sent by you.

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