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.
- pain – a hurt or suffering somewhere in the body
- paint – to cover with a liquid color; to make a picture with liquid colors; a colored liquid used to cover or protect a surface
- pan – a metal container used for cooking
- paper – a thin, flat material made from plants or cloth often used for writing
- parachute – a device that permits a person or thing to fall slowly from an airplane or helicopter to the ground
- parade – a group of people and vehicles moving together to celebrate a special event or anniversary
- pardon – to forgive for a crime and release from punishment
- parent – a father or mother
- parliament – a government lawmaking group
- part – something less than the whole; not all of something
- party – a group of people working together for a political purpose; a group of people or friends gathered together for enjoyment
- pass – to go by or move around something; to move along; to cause or permit to go
- passenger – a person travelling by airplane, train, boat or car who is not the pilot or driver
- passport – a document permitting a person to travel to another country
- past – the time gone by; the time before; recent; immediately before; former
- path – a narrow way for walking; a way along which something moves
- patient – a person being treated by a doctor for a health problem
- pay – to give money for work done or for something bought
- peace – the condition of freedom from war, fighting or noise; rest; quiet
- people – any group of persons; all the persons of a group, race, religion or nation (“the American people”)
- percent – a part of every hundred (“Ten is ten percent of one hundred.”)
- perfect – complete or correct in every way; completely right or good; without mistakes
- perform – to speak, dance or sing in front of others
- period – an amount of time within events, restrictions or conditions
- permanent – never changing; lasting for a very long time or for all time
- permit – to let; to make possible
- person – a man, woman or child
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.