3.22.1: 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.

  • intervene – to come between; to come between in order to settle or solve
  • invade – to enter an area or country by force with an army
  • invent – to plan and make something never made before; to create a new thing or way of doing something
  • invest – to give money to a business or organization with the hope of making more money
  • investigate – to study or examine all information about an event, situation or charge; to search for the truth
  • invite – to ask someone to take part in or join an event, organization or gathering
  • involve – to take part in; to become a part of; to include
  • iron – a strong, hard metal used to make machines and tools
  • island – a land area with water all around it
  • issue – an important problem or subject that people are discussing or arguing about
  • it – pro. a thing, place, event or idea that is being spoken about (“The sky is blue, but it also has a few white clouds.”)


  • jail – a prison for those waiting to be tried for a crime or for those serving sentences for crimes that are not serious
  • jewel – a valuable stone, such as a diamond or emerald
  • job – the work that one does to earn money
  • join – to put together or come together; to become part of or a member of
  • joint – shared by two or more
  • joke – something done or said to cause others to laugh
  • judge – to form an opinion about; to decide a question, especially a legal one; n. a public official who decides problems of law in a court
  • jump – to push down on the feet and move up quickly into the air
  • jury – a group of people chosen to decide what is true in a trial
  • just – only (“Help me for just a minute.”); very shortly before or after the present (“He just left.”); at the same time (“He left just as I came in.”); what is right or fair (“The law is just, in my opinion.”)


  • keep – to possess; to have for oneself
  • kick – to hit with the foot
  • kidnap – to seize and take away by force
  • kill – to make dead; to cause to die
  • kind – sort (“What kind of dog is that?”); gentle; caring; helpful
  • kiss – to touch with the mouth to show love or honor
  • knife – a tool or weapon used to cut

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 “3.22.1: Year 3 American English Lessons with Maestro Sersea

  1. Hello, this is Albertine.
    I am happy I learned more vocabularies and my spoken English is improved bit by bit.
    Thank you

  2. Lesson 3.22.1 year 3
    Vocabulary Lesson.
    1) intervene .=: To become involved in intentionally in a difficult situation, For example…
    He always intervene in my personal matters.
    2) Invade: To enter forcefully as an enemy . For example…
    Demonstrators invaded the President Palace.

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