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.

  • wish – to want; to express a desire for
  • with – along or by the side of; together; using (“He fixed it with a tool.”); having (“the house with the red door”)
  • withdraw – to take or move out, away or back; to remove
  • without – with no; not having or using; free from; not doing
  • woman – an adult female human
  • wonder – to ask oneself; to question (“She wonders if it is true.”); a feeling of surprise
  • wonderful – causing wonder; especially good
  • wood – the solid material of which trees are made
  • word – one or more connected sounds that form a single part of a language
  • work – to use physical or mental effort to make or do something; the effort used to make or to do something; that which needs effort; the job one does to earn money
  • world – the earth; the people who live on the earth
  • worry –to be concerned; to continue thinking that something, possibly bad, can happen
  • worse – more bad than
  • worth – value measured in money
  • wound – to injure; to hurt; to cause physical damage to a person or animal; an injury to the body of a human or animal in which the skin is usually cut or broken
  • wreck – to damage greatly; to destroy; anything that has been badly damaged or broken
  • wreckage – what remains of something severely damaged or destroyed
  • write –to use an instrument to make words appear on a surface, such as paper
  • wrong – not correct; bad; not legal; opposite right

Y

  • year – a period of time equal to twelve months
  • yellow – having the color like that of gold or the sun
  • yes – used to express agreement or to permit
  • yesterday – the day before today
  • yet – at some time before now (“Have they arrived yet?”); now; at this time (“I cannot tell you about it yet.”); however (“The sun was shining, yet it was cold.”)
  • you – the person or persons being spoken to
  • young – in the early years of life; not old

Z

  • zero – the number meaning none or nothing
  • zoo – a place where animals are kept for the public to look at and study

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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