3.41.1: 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.

  • spill – to cause or permit liquid to flow out, usually by accident
  • spirit – the part of a human that is not physical and is connected to thoughts and emotions; the part of a person that is believed to remain alive after death
  • split – to separate into two or more parts; to divide or break into parts
  • sport – any game or activity of competition involving physical effort or skill
  • spread – to become longer or wider; to make or become widely known
  • spring – the time of the year between winter and summer
  • spy – to steal or get information secretly; one who watches others secretly; a person employed by a government to get secret information about another country
  • square – a flat shape having four equal sides
  • stab – to cut or push into or through with a pointed weapon
  • stand – to move into or be in a position in which only the feet are on a surface; to be in one position or place
  • star – a mass of gas that usually appears as a small light in the sky at night, but is not a planet; a famous person, usually an actor or singer
  • start – to begin; to make something begin
  • starve – to suffer or die from a lack of food
  • state – to say; to declare; a political part of a nation
  • station – a place of special work or purpose (“a police station”); a place where passengers get on or off trains or buses; a place for radio or television broadcasts
  • statue – a form of a human, animal or other creature usually made of stone, wood or metal
  • stay – to continue to be where one is; to remain; to not leave; to live for a time (“They stayed in New York for two years.”)
  • steal – to take without permission or paying
  • steam – the gas that comes from hot water
  • steel – iron made harder and stronger by mixing it with other substances
  • step – to move by lifting one foot and placing it in a new position; the act of stepping; one of a series of actions designed to reach a goal
  • stick – to attach something to another thing using a substance that will hold them together; to become fixed in one position so that movement is difficult (“Something is making the door stick.”); a thin piece of wood
  • still – not moving (“The man was standing still.”); until the present or a stated time (“Was he still there?”); even so; although (“The job was difficult, but she still wanted to do it.”)
  • stone – a small piece of rock
  • stop – to prevent any more movement or action; to come or bring to an end
  • store – to keep or put away for future use; n. a place where people buy things
  • storm – violent weather, including strong winds and rain or snow
  • story – the telling or writing of an event, either real or imagined
  • stove – a heating device used for cooking
  • straight – continuing in one direction without turns

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.

One thought on “3.41.1: Year 3 American English Lessons with Maestro Sersea

  1. Hello
    This is much appreciated! Vocabularies are what we need the most to make good sentences.
    Thank you a lot

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