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.

  • metal – a hard substance such as iron, steel or gold
  • method – the way something is done
  • microscope – a device used to make very small things look larger so they can be studied
  • middle – the center; a place or time of equal distance from both sides or ends; in the center
  • militant – someone active in trying to cause political change, often by the use of force or violence
  • military – the armed forces of a nation or group; of or about the armed forces
  • milk – the white liquid produced by female animals to feed their young
  • mind – the thinking, feeling part of a person
  • mine – to dig useful or valuable substances out of the earth; a place in the earth where such substances are found; a bomb placed under the ground or under water so it cannot be seen
  • mineral – a substance found in nature that is not an animal or a plant, such as coal or salt
  • minister – a member of a cabinet; a high government official (“prime minister,”foreign minister”)
  • minor – small in size; of little importance
  • minority – the smaller number; opposite majority
  • minute – a measure of time; one of the sixty equal parts of an hour; sixty seconds
  • miss – to fail to hit, see, reach or meet
  • missile – any weapon that can be thrown or fired through the air and explodes when it reaches its target
  • missing – lost; not found
  • mistake – a wrong action or decision; an action done without the knowledge that it was wrong
  • mix – to put different things together to make one thing
  • mob – a large group of wild or angry people
  • model – an example; something, usually small, made to show how something will look or work
  • moderate – not extreme
  • modern – of the present or very recent time; the most improved
  • money – pieces of metal or paper used to pay for things
  • month – one of the twelve periods of time into which a year is divided
  • moon – the bright object often seen in the night sky that orbits the earth about every twenty-nine days
  • moral – concerning what is right or wrong in someone’s actions
  • more – greater in size or amount
  • morning – the early part of the day, from sunrise until noon

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.

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