3.21.1: 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.

  • important – having great meaning, value or power
  • improve – to make better; to become better
  • in – inside; held by; contained by; surrounded by; during
  • incident – an event or something that happens
  • incite – to urge or cause an action or emotion, usually something bad or violent
  • include – to have; to make a part of
  • increase – to make more in size or amount
  • independent – not influenced by or controlled by another or others; free; separate
  • individual –one person
  • industry – any business that produces goods or provides services; the work and related activity in factories and offices; all organizations involved in manufacturing
  • infect – to make sick with something that causes disease
  • inflation – a continuing rise in prices while the value of money goes down
  • influence – to have an effect on someone or something; to cause change
  • inform – to tell; to give knowledge to
  • information – knowledge; facts
  • inject – to force a fluid into, such as putting medicine or drugs into the body through the skin
  • injure – to cause harm or damage to a person or animal
  • innocent – not guilty of a crime; not responsible for a bad action
  • insane – mentally sick
  • insect – a very small creature, usually with many legs and sometimes with wings
  • inspect – to look at something carefully; to examine, especially by an expert
  • instead – in the place of; taking the place of
  • instrument – a tool or device designed to do something or to make something
  • insult – to say something or to do something that makes another person angry or dishonored
  • intelligence – the ability to think or learn; information gathered by spying
  • intelligent – quick to understand or learn
  • intense – very strong; extremely serious
  • interest – what is important to someone (“He acted to protect his interests.” “She had a great interest in painting.”); a share in owning a business; money paid for the use of money borrowed
  • interfere – to get in the way of; to work against; to take part in the activities of others, especially when not asked to do so
  • international – of or about more than one nation or many nations; of the whole world

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.

4 thoughts on “3.21.1: Year 3 American English Lessons with Maestro Sersea

  1. Hi,
    This is very helpful, I learned many vocabularies and its use in sentences.
    It helps me to form a good sentences and make a speach in a very easy way
    Thank you so much
    Rev. Albertine

  2. Lesson 3.21.1 Year 3
    VOA Vocabulary lesson 21.
    In the above video, I learned the following words.
    1) Incite: To encourage someone to do or feel something unpleasant or violent.
    2) Inflation: A general increase in prices.
    3) Insane: Mentally ill. crazy.
    4) Intense: Of extreme force, degree or strength.
    Here are some example sentences for each word.
    Insite: The politician was accused of inciting violence during his speech.
    Inflation: The inflation rate has been gradually increasing over the past year.
    Insane: The man was declared insane after he was caught talking to himself on the street.
    Intense: The intense heat of the sun made me difficult to stay outside for long.

  3. Dear teacher,
    Lesson 3.21.1 Year 3
    VOA Vocabulary lesson 21.
    I learnt new vocabularies, reading, make pronunciation follow audio a few times.
    They are necessary words for daily using on speaking, writing, make sentences or other communication.
    Thank you.

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