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.
- physical – of the body
- physics – the study of motion, matter and energy
- picture – something that shows what another thing looks like; an idea or representation of something as seen by the eye; a painting; what is made with a camera
- piece – a part of something larger
- pig – a farm animal used for its meat
- pilot – one who guides or flies an airplane or helicopter
- pipe – a long, round piece of material used to move liquid or gas
- place – to put something somewhere; an area or a part of an area; space where a person or thing is; any room, building, town or country
- plan – to organize or develop an idea or method of acting or doing something “>(“They plan to have a party.”); an organized or developed idea or method (“The plan will not work.”)
- planet – a large object in space that orbits the sun (“Earth is a planet.”)
- plant – to put into the ground to grow; a living growth from the ground which gets its food from air, water and earth
- plastic – a material made from chemicals that can be formed and made into things
- play – to have fun; to not work; to take part in a sport; to make music on an instrument; a story acted in a theater
- please – to make one happy; to give enjoyment
- plenty – all that is needed; a large enough amount
- plot – to make secret plans; a secret plan to do something wrong or illegal
- poem – words and their sounds organized in a special way to express emotions
- point –to aim one’s finger toward; to aim; the sharp end of something
- poison – a substance that can destroy life or damage health
- police – a government agency responsible for guarding the public, keeping order, and making sure people obey the law; members of that agency
- policy – an established set of plans or goals used to develop and make decisions in politics, economics or business
- politics – the activities of government and of those who are in public office
- pollute – to release dangerous or unpleasant substances into the air, soil or water
- poor – people with little or no money; lacking money or goods; of bad quality
- popular –liked by many people; generally approved by the public
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.