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.
- vote – to choose a candidate in an election; a choice or decision expressed by the voice, by hand or by writing
- wages – money received for work done
- wait – to delay acting; to postpone
- walk – to move by putting one foot in front of the other
- wall – the side of a room or building formed by wood, stone or other material; a structure sometimes used to separate areas of land
- want – to desire; to wish for; to need
- war – fighting between nations, or groups in a nation, using weapons
- warm – almost hot; having or feeling some heat
- warn – to tell of possible danger; to advise or inform about something bad that may happen
- wash – to make clean, usually with water
- waste – to spend or use without need or care; to make bad use of; a spending of money, time or effort with no value gained or returned; something thrown away as having no value; the liquid and solid substances that result from body processes and are passed out of the body
- watch – to look at; to observe closely; to look and wait for
- water – the liquid that falls from the sky as rain or is found in lakes, rivers and oceans
- wave – to move or cause to move one way and the other, as a flag in the wind; to signal by moving the hand one way and the other; a large mass of water that forms and moves on the surface of a lake or ocean
- way – a path on land or sea or in the air; how something is done; method
- we – two or more people, including the speaker or writer (“He and I will go together, and we will return together.”)
- weak – having little power; easily broken, damaged or destroyed; opposite strong
- wealth – a large amount of possessions, money or other things of value
- weapon – anything used to cause injury or to kill during an attack, fight or war
- wear – to have on the body, as clothes
- weather – the condition of the atmosphere resulting from sun, wind, rain, heat or cold
- week – a period of time equal to seven days
- weigh – to measure how heavy someone or something is
- welcome – to express happiness or pleasure when someone arrives or something develops
- well – in a way that is good or pleasing; in good health; a hole in the ground where water, gas or oil can be found
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.