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.
- tears – the fluid that comes out of the eyes while crying
- technical – involving machines, processes and materials in industry, transportation and communications; of or about a very special kind of subject or thing (“You need technical knowledge to understand how this system works.”)
- technology – the use of scientific knowledge and methods to produce goods and services
- telephone – a device or system for sending sounds, especially the voice, over distances
- telescope – a device for making objects that are far away appear closer and larger
- television – a device that receives electronic signals and makes them into pictures and sounds; the system of sending pictures and sounds by electronic signals over a distance so others can see and hear them on a receiver
- tell – to give information; to make known by speaking; to order; to command
- temperature – the measurement of heat and cold
- temporary – lasting only a short time
- tense – having fear or concern; dangerous; opposite calm
- term – a limited period of time during which someone does a job or carries out a responsibility (“He served two terms in Congress.”); the conditions of an agreement that have been accepted by those involved in it
- terrible – very bad; causing terror or fear
- territory – a large area of land
- terror – extreme fear; that which causes great fear
- terrorist – a person who carries out acts of extreme violence as a protest or a way to influence a government
- test – to attempt to learn or prove what something is like or how it will act by studying or doing (“The scientists will test the new engine soon.”); an attempt to learn or prove what something is like or how it will act by studying or doing (“The test of the new engine takes place today.”); a group of questions or problems used to find out a person’s knowledge (“The students did well on the language test.”)
- than – connecting word used to link things that may be similar, but are not equal (“My sister is taller than I am.”)
- thank – to say that one has a good feeling toward another because that person did something kind (“I want to thank you for helping me.”)
- that – showing the person, place or thing being spoken about (“That man is a soldier.”); pro. the person, place or thing being spoken about (“The building that I saw was very large.”)
- the – used in front of a name word to show that it is a person or thing that is known about or is being spoken about
- theater – a place where movies are shown or plays are performed
- them – other people being spoken about
- then – at that time; existing; and so
- theory – a possible explanation of why something exists or how something happens using experiments or ideas, but which is not yet proven (“Other scientists are debating his theory about the disappearance of dinosaurs.”)
- there – in that place or position; to or toward that place
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.