3.39.1: 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.

  • shell – to fire artillery; a metal container that is fired from a large gun and explodes when it reaches its target; a hard outside cover
  • shelter – to protect or give protection to; something that gives protection; a place of safety
  • shine – to aim a light; to give bright light; to be bright; to clean to make bright
  • ship – to transport; a large boat
  • shock – to cause to feel sudden surprise or fear; something that greatly affects the mind or emotions; a powerful shake, as from an earthquake
  • shoe – a covering for the foot
  • shoot – to cause a gun or other weapon to send out an object designed to kill; to use a gun
  • short – lasting only for a small period of time; not long; opposite tall
  • should – used with another verb (action word) to show responsibility (“We should study.”), probability (“The talks should begin soon.”), or that something is believed to be a good idea (“Criminals should be punished.”)
  • shout – to speak very loudly
  • show – to make something be seen; to make known; a play or story presented in a theater, or broadcast on radio or television, for enjoyment or education; something organized to be seen by the public
  • shrink – to make or become less in size, weight or value
  • sick – suffering physically or mentally with a disease or other problem; not in good health
  • sickness – the condition of being in bad health
  • side – the outer surfaces of an object that are not the top or bottom; parts away from the middle; either the right or left half of the body
  • sign – to write one’s name; a mark or shape used to mean something; evidence that something exists or will happen; a flat piece of material with writing that gives information
  • signal – to send a message by signs; an action or movement that sends a message
  • silence – to make quiet; to stop from speaking or making noise; a lack of noise or sound
  • silver – a valued white metal
  • similar – like something else but not exactly the same
  • simple –easy to understand or do; not difficult or complex
  • since – from a time in the past until now (“I have known her since we went to school together.”)
  • sing – to make music sounds with the voice
  • single – one only
  • sink – to go down into water or other liquid
  • sister – a female with the same father or mother as another person
  • sit – to rest on the lower part of the body without the support of the legs; to become seated
  • situation – the way things are during a period of time
  • size – the space occupied by something; how long, wide or high something is
  • skeleton – all the bones of a human or other animal together in their normal positions
  • skill – the ability gained from training or experience
  • skin – the outer covering of humans and most animals

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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