3.8.1: 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.

  • common – usual; same for all (“a common purpose”)
  • communicate – to tell; to give or exchange information
  • community – a group of people living together in one place or area
  • company – a business organized for trade, industrial or other purposes
  • compare – to examine what is different or similar
  • compete – to try to do as well as, or better than, another or others
  • complete – having all parts; ended or finished
  • complex – of or having many parts that are difficult to understand; not simple
  • compromise – the settlement of an argument where each side agrees to accept less than first demanded
  • computer – an electronic machine for storing and organizing information, and for communicating with others
  • concern – interest, worry (“express concern about”); v. to fear (“to be concerned”)
  • condemn – to say a person or action is wrong or bad
  • condition – something declared necessary to complete an agreement; a person’s health
  • conference – a meeting
  • confirm – to approve; to say that something is true
  • conflict – a fight; a battle, especially a long one
  • congratulate – to praise a person or to express pleasure for success or good luck
  • Congress – the organization of people elected to make the laws of the United States (the House of Representatives and the Senate); a similar organization in other countries
  • connect – to join one thing to another; to unite; to link
  • conservative – one who usually supports tradition and opposes great change
  • consider – to give thought to; to think about carefully
  • constitution – the written general laws and ideas that form a nation’s system of government
  • contain – to hold; to include
  • container – a box, bottle or can used to hold something
  • continent – any of the seven great land areas of the world
  • continue – to go on doing or being
  • control – to direct; to have power over
  • convention – a large meeting for a special purpose
  • cook – to heat food before eating it
  • cool – almost cold
  • cooperate – to act or work together
  • copy – to make something exactly like another; n. something made to look exactly like another

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.

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.

2 thoughts on “3.8.1: Year 3 American English Lessons with Maestro Sersea

  1. Lesson 3.8.1 Tear 3
    VOA vocabulary Lesson 8
    I have learned all above vocabulary words starting with the alphabet ” C”.
    these words are used in our daily English conversation.

  2. Dear teacher,
    Lesson 3.8.1 Tear 3
    I learned all vocabularies and it’s meaning with clear explanation. I listen and repeat follow VOA vocabulary video to practice pronunciation and try understanding the meaning of those words.
    these words are used in our daily English communication and writing.
    Thank you.

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