3.9.1: 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.

  • corn – a food grain
  • correct – true; free from mistakes; to change to what is right
  • cost –the price or value of something (“The cost of the book is five dollars.”); to be valued at (“The book costs five dollars.”)
  • cotton – a material made from a plant of the same name
  • count – to speak or add numbers
  • country – a nation; the territory of a nation; land away from cities
  • court – where trials take place; where judges make decisions about law
  • cover – to put something over a person or thing; n. anything that is put over a person or thing
  • cow – a farm animal used for its milk
  • crash – to fall violently; to hit with great force
  • create – to make; to give life or form to
  • creature – any living being; any animal or human
  • credit – an agreement that payments will be made at a later time
  • crew – a group of people working together
  • crime – an act that violates a law
  • criminal – a person who is responsible for a crime
  • crisis – an extremely important time when something may become much better or worse; a dangerous situation
  • criticize – to say what is wrong with something or someone; to condemn; to judge
  • crops – n. plants that are grown and gathered for food, such as grains, fruits and vegetables
  • cross – to go from one side to another; to go across
  • crowd – a large number of people gathered in one place
  • crush – to damage or destroy by great weight; to defeat completely
  • cry – to express or show sorrow or pain
  • culture – all the beliefs, traditions and arts of a group or population
  • cure – to improve health; to make well (“The doctor can cure the disease.”); something that makes a sick person well (“Antibiotics are a cure for infection.”)
  • curfew – an order to people to stay off the streets or to close their businesses
  • current – movement of air, water or electricity; belonging to the present time (“She found the report in a current publication.”)
  • custom –a long-established belief or activity of a people
  • customs – taxes on imports
  • cut – to divide or injure with a sharp tool; to make less; to reduce


  • dam – a wall built across a river to hold back flowing water
  • damage – to cause injury or destruction; harm; hurt or injury, usually to things

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.

5 thoughts on “3.9.1: Year 3 American English Lessons with Maestro Sersea

  1. Lesson 3.9.1 Year 3
    VOA Vocabulary lesson 9
    I went through twice above vocabulary lesson. Thus, expanding our vocabulary will give us boost in achieving our fluency goal. In order to expand it we may read, write and speak better and fluent.
    Thanks for the greatest effort!

  2. Dear teacher,
    Lesson 3.9.1 Year 3
    VOA Vocabulary lesson 9
    I learnt few time those vocabularies both pronunciation and try to understand it’s meaning. It useful words for daily using. I can learnt some new vocabularies such as curfew, criminal, and crash.
    Thank you for your lesson.

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