3.36.1: 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.

  • restrain – to keep controlled; to limit action by a person or group
  • restrict – to limit; to prevent from increasing or becoming larger
  • result – to happen from a cause; that which follows or is produced by a cause; effect
  • retire – to leave a job or position because one is old or in poor health
  • return – to go or come back; to bring, give, take or send back
  • revolt – to protest violently; to fight for a change, especially of government
  • rice – a food grain
  • rich – having much money or goods; having plenty of something
  • ride – to sit on or in and be carried along; to travel by animal, wheeled vehicle, airplane or boat
  • right – what a person legally and morally should be able to do or have (“It is their right to vote.”); agreeing with the facts; good; correct; opposite wrong; on the side that is toward the east when one is facing north; opposite left
  • riot – to act with many others in a violent way in a public place; n. a violent action by a large group of people
  • rise –  to go up; to go higher; to increase; to go from a position of sitting or lying to a position of standing
  • risk – the chance of loss, damage or injury
  • river – a large amount of water that flows across land into another river, a lake or an ocean
  • road – a long piece of hard ground built between two places so people can walk, drive or ride easily from one place to the other
  • rob – to take money or property secretly or by force; to steal
  • rock – a hard piece of mineral matter
  • rocket – a device shaped like a tube that moves through air or space by burning gases and letting them escape from the back or bottom, sometimes used as a weapon
  • roll – to turn over and over; to move like a ball
  • room – a separate area within a building with its own walls
  • root – the part of a plant that is under the ground and takes nutrients from the soil
  • rope – a long, thick piece of material made from thinner pieces of material, used for tying
  • rough – not flat or smooth; having an uneven surface; violent; not made well
  • round – having the shape of a ball or circle
  • rub – to move something over the surface of another thing
  • rubber – a substance made from the liquid of trees with the same name, or a similar substance made from chemicals

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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