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.
- next – coming immediately after; nearest
- nice – pleasing; good; kind
- night – the time between when the sun goes down and when it rises, when there is little or no light
- no – used to reject or to refuse; not any; not at all
- noise – sound, especially when loud
- nominate – to name someone as a candidate for an election; to propose a person for an office or position
- noon – the middle of the day; twelve o’clock in the daytime
- normal – the usual condition, amount or form; usual; what is expected
- north – the direction to the left of a person facing the rising sun
- not – a word showing that something is denied or untrue (“She is not going.”)
- note – to talk about something already known; a word or words written to help a person remember; a short letter
- nothing – not anything; no thing
- now – at this time; immediately
- nowhere – not in, to or at any place
- nuclear – of or about the energy produced by splitting atoms or bringing them together; of or about weapons that explode by using energy from atoms
- number – a word or sign used to show the order or amount of things
- obey – to act as one is ordered to act
- object – to show that one does not like or approve; to protest; something not alive that can be seen or touched
- observe – to watch; to look at carefully; to celebrate or honor something (“They will observe the anniversary of the day she was born.”)
- occupy – to take and hold or to control by force
- ocean – the area of salt water that covers almost seventy-five percent of the earth’s surface; any of the five main divisions of this water
- of – made from; belonging to; about; connected to; included among
- off – away; at a distance; condition when something is no longer operating or continuing; not on; not connected
- offensive – a military campaign of attack; having to do with attacking
- offer – to present or propose; the act of presenting or proposing; that which is presented or proposed
- office – a room or building where business or work is done; a public position to which one is elected or appointed
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.