3.35.1: 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.

  • red – having the color like that of blood
  • reduce – to make less or smaller in number, size or amount; to cut
  • reform – to make better by changing; to improve; a change to a better condition
  • refugee – a person who has been forced to flee because of unjust treatment, danger or war
  • refuse – to reject; to not accept, give or do something
  • regret – a feeling of sadness or sorrow about something that is done or that happens
  • reject – to refuse to accept, use or believe
  • relations – understandings or ties between nations; members of the same family; people connected by marriage or family ties
  • release – to free; to permit to go; to permit to be known or made public
  • religion – a belief in, or the honoring of, a god or gods
  • remain – to stay in a place after others leave; to stay the same
  • remains – a dead body
  • remember – to think about the past; opposite forget
  • remove – to take away or take off; to put an end to; to take out of a position or office
  • repair – work done to fix something
  • repeat – to say or do again
  • report – to tell about; to give the results of a study or investigation; the story about an event; the results of a study or investigation; a statement in which the facts may not be confirmed
  • represent – to act in the place of someone else; to substitute for; to serve as an example
  • repress – to control or to restrict freedoms by force
  • request – to ask for; n. the act of asking for
  • require – to need or demand as necessary
  • rescue – to free from danger or evil
  • research – a careful study to discover correct information
  • resign – to leave a position, job or office
  • resist – to oppose; to fight to prevent
  • resolution – an official statement of agreement by a group of people, usually reached by voting
  • resource – anything of value that can be used or sold
  • responsible – having a duty or job to do (“He is responsible for preparing the report.”); being the cause of (“They were responsible for the accident.”)
  • rest – to sit, lie down or sleep to regain strength; that which remains; the others

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.

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