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.
- population – all the people in a place, city or country
- port – a city where ships load or unload goods; a place on a coast where ships can be safe from a storm
- position – a place; the way of holding the body; the way a thing is set or placed; a job (or level of a job) in an organization
- possess – to have; to own; to control or be controlled by
- possible – able to be done; can happen or is expected to happen
- postpone – to delay action until a later time
- pour – to flow; to cause to flow
- poverty – the condition of being poor
- power – the ability to control or direct others; control; strength; ruling force; force or energy used to do work (“Water power turns the wheel.”)
- praise – to say good things about; to approve
- pray – to make a request to a god or spirit; to praise a god or spirit
- pregnant –carrying a child within the body before it is born; expecting to give birth to a baby
- present – to offer for consideration (“We will present our idea to the committee.”); a gift (“I gave them a present for their anniversary.”); now (“The present time is a good time.”); to be at a place (“I was present at school yesterday.”)
- president –the chief official of a country that is a republic; the leader of an organization
- press – to urge strongly; newspapers, magazines and other publications
- pressure –the force produced when something is pushed down or against something else
- prevent – to keep or stop from going or happening
- price – the amount of money for which anything is bought, sold or offered for sale
- prison – a place where a person is kept as punishment for a crime
- private – of or about a person or group that is secret; opposite public
- prize – something offered or won in a competition; something of value that one must work hard for to get
- probably – a good chance of taking place; a little more than possible
- problem – a difficult question or situation with an unknown or unclear answer
- process – an operation or series of changes leading to a desired result
- produce – to make; to create; to cause something to be; to manufacture
- profession – a job that requires special training
- professor – a teacher at a college or university
- profit – money gained from a business activity after paying all costs of that activity
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.