3.27.1: 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.

  • most – greatest in size or amount
  • mother – the female parent; a woman who has a child or children
  • motion – a movement; a continuing change of position or place
  • mountain – a part of the earth’s surface that rises high above the area around it
  • mourn – to express or feel sadness
  • move – to change position; to put or keep in motion; to go
  • movement – the act of moving or a way of moving; a series of acts or efforts to reach a goal
  • movie – a motion picture; a film
  • much – great in amount
  • murder – to kill another person illegally; the crime of killing another person
  • music – the making of sounds by singing or using a musical instrument
  • must – a word used with an action word to mean necessary (“You must go to school.”)
  • mystery – something that is not or cannot be explained or understood; a secret


  • name – to appoint; to nominate; to give a name to; a word by which a person, animal or thing is known or called
  • narrow – limited in size or amount; not wide; having a short distance from one side to the other
  • nation – a country, together with its social and political systems
  • native – someone who was born in a place, not one who moved there
  • natural – of or about nature; normal; common to its kind
  • nature – all the plants, animals and other things on earth not created by humans; events or processes not caused by humans
  • navy – the part of a country’s military force trained to fight at sea
  • near – not far; close to
  • necessary – needed to get a result or effect; required
  • need – to require; to want; to be necessary to have or to do
  • negotiate – to talk about a problem or situation to find a common solution
  • neither – not one or the other of two
  • neutral – not supporting one side or the other in a dispute
  • never – at no time; not ever
  • new – not existing before; not known before; recently made, built, bought or grown; another; different
  • news – information about any recent events, especially as reported by the media

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 “3.27.1: Year 3 American English Lessons with Maestro Sersea

  1. Lesson 3.27.1 Year 3
    American English vocabulary
    1) Mourn: express great sadness, especially because of someone’s death. For example… The family will mourn the loss of their beloved grandmother.
    2) Native: relating to or describing someone’s country or place or someone who was born in a particular country or place. for example…he is a native Pakistani.
    3) Negotiate: to have formal discussion with someone in order to reach an agreement with them. For example… The two countries are currently negotiating a trade agreement.
    4)Neutral: Not supporting any of the sides involved in an argument … For example…The judge remained neutral throughout the trial and did not show any bias towards either party..

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