3.42.1: 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.

  • strange – unusual; not normal; not known
  • street – a road in a city, town or village
  • stretch – to extend for a distance; to pull on to make longer or wider
  • strike – to hit with force; to stop work as a way to seek better conditions, more pay or to make other demands
  • strong – having much power; not easily broken, damaged or destroyed
  • structure – the way something is built, made or organized; a system that is formed or organized in a special way; a building
  • struggle –to try with much effort; to fight with; a great effort; a fight
  • study – to make an effort to gain knowledge by using the mind; to examine carefully
  • stupid – not able to learn much; not intelligent
  • subject – the person or thing being discussed, studied or written about
  • submarine – an underwater ship
  • substance – the material of which something is made (a solid, liquid or gas)
  • substitute – to put or use in place of another; a person or thing put or used in place of another
  • subversion – an attempt to weaken or destroy a political system or government, usually secretly
  • succeed – to reach a goal or thing desired; to produce a planned result
  • such – of this or that kind; of the same kind as; similar to
  • sudden – not expected; without warning; done or carried out quickly or without preparation
  • suffer – to feel pain in the body or mind; to receive or experience hurt or sadness
  • sugar – a sweet substance made from liquids taken from plants
  • suggest – to offer or propose something to think about or consider
  • summer – the warmest time of the year, between spring and autumn
  • sun – the huge star in the sky that provides heat and light to earth
  • supervise – to direct and observe the work of others
  • supply – to give; to provide; n. the amount of something that can be given or sold to others
  • support – to carry the weight of; to hold up or in position; to agree with others and help them reach a goal; to approve
  • suppose – to believe, think or imagine (“I suppose you are right.”); to expect (“It is supposed to rain tonight.”)
  • suppress – to put down or to keep down by force; to prevent information from being known publicly
  • sure – very probable; with good reason to believe; true without question
  • surface – the outer side or top of something (“The rocket landed on the surface of the moon.”)
  • surplus – an amount that is more than is needed; extra; (“That country has a trade surplus. It exports more than it imports.”)

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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