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.
- west –the direction in which the sun goes down
- wet – covered with water or other liquid; not dry
- what – used to ask about something or to ask for information about something (“What is this?”); which or which kind (“He wants to know what you would like to drink.”)
- wheat – a grain used to make bread; the plant that produces the grain
- wheel – a round structure that turns around a center
- when – at what time; at any time (“When will she come home?”); during or at the time (“I studied hard when I was in school.”)
- where – at, to or in what place (“Where is his house?” “The house where he lives is in the old part of the city.”)
- which – used to ask about what one or what ones of a group of things or people (“Which program do you like best?” “Which students will take the test?”)
- while – a space of time (“Please come to my house for a while.”); at or during the same time (“It may not be a good idea to eat while you are running.”)
- white – having the color like that of milk or snow
- who – what or which person or persons that (“Who wants to go?”); the person or persons (“They are the ones who want to go.”)
- whole – the complete amount; all together; not divided; not cut into pieces
- why – for what cause or reason (“Why did she do it?”); the reason for which (“I do not know why she did it.”)
- wide –having a great distance from one side to the other; not limited
- wife – a woman who is married
- wild – living and growing in natural conditions and not organized or supervised by humans; angry; uncontrolled
- will – a word used with action words to show future action (“They will hold talks tomorrow.”)
- willing – being ready or having a desire to (“They are willing to talk about the problem.”)
- win – to gain a victory; to defeat another or others in a competition, election or battle
- wind – a strong movement of air
- window – an opening in a wall to let in light and air, usually filled with glass
- winter – the coldest time of year, between autumn and spring
- wire – a long, thin piece of metal used to hang objects or to carry electricity or electronic communications from one place to another
- wise – having much knowledge and understanding; able to use knowledge and understanding to make good or correct decisions
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.