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In this unit you learn words from the following categories:
 

Word List: Basic words part 1 - list 1

 

 
 
    • good[ɡʊd](adjective)
    • Definition:
      • to be desired or approved of, having the qualities required for a particular role
    • Example:
      • We had a good time.
    • and[ænd](preposition)
    • Definition:
      • used to connect words of the same part of speech
    • Example:
      • It's cold and windy outside.
    • or[ɔː(ɹ)](preposition)
    • Definition:
      • used to link alternatives
    • Example:
      • Do you want coffee or tea?
    • but[bʌt](preposition)
    • Definition:
      • used to say something contrasting with what has already been said
    • Example:
      • He likes me, but he doesn't show it.
    • please[pliːz](interjection)
    • Definition:
      • used in polite requests or questions
    • Example:
      • Can I have some water, please?
    • Thank you(interjection)
    • Definition:
      • an expression of gratitude or politeness, in response to something done or given
    • Example:
      • Thank you for the gift!
    • yes[jɛs](interjection)
    • Definition:
      • a word used to show agreement or acceptance
    • Example:
      • Yes, please.
    • no[nəʊ](interjection)
    • Definition:
      • a word used to show disagreement
    • Example:
      • No, thank you.
    • not[nɒt](adverb)
    • Definition:
      • negates the meaning of the modified verb
    • Example:
      • That is not correct.
    • to be, was or were, been[biː](irregular verb)
    • Definition:
      • to take place, to exist, ...
    • Example:
      • He is a man.
 
 
 

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Word List: The times of day

 

 
 
    • morning, mornings[ˈmɔ:nɪŋ](noun)
    • Definition:
      • the part of the day after midnight and before midday
    • Example:
      • I wake up at 7 in the morning.
      • Antonym(s):
        evening
    • in the morning(Chunk)
    • Example:
      • I wake up at 7 in the morning.
    • noon, noons[nuːn](noun)
    • Definition:
      • twelve o'clock in the day, midday
    • Example:
      • We have a break at noon.
    • at noon(Chunk)
    • Example:
      • We have lunch at noon.
    • afternoon, afternoons[ˌæftəˈnuːn](noun)
    • Definition:
      • the part of the day which follows noon, between noon and evening
    • Example:
      • I do my homework in the afternoon.
    • in the afternoon(Chunk)
    • Example:
      • I talk to my friends in the afternoon.
    • evening, evenings[ˈiːvnɪŋ](noun)
    • Definition:
      • the time of the day between dusk and night, when it becomes dark
    • Example:
      • I go to sleep in the evening.
      • Antonym(s):
        morning
    • in the evening(Chunk)
    • Example:
      • We have dinner in the evening.
    • night, nights[naɪt](noun)
    • Definition:
      • the time between sunset and sunrise
    • Example:
      • I sleep at night.
    • at night(Chunk)
    • Example:
      • We celebrate at night.
    • midnight[ˈmidˌnīt](uncountable noun)
    • Definition:
      • the middle of the night, twelve o'clock at night
    • Example:
      • She called me at midnight.
    • at midnight(Chunk)
    • Example:
      • Meet me at midnight.
 
 
 

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Word List: Greetings and farewell

 

 
 
    • Hello[həˈləʊ̯](interjection)
    • Definition:
      • a friendly greeting said when meeting someone
    • Example:
      • Hello everyone!
    • Hi[haɪ](interjection)
    • Definition:
      • a short and informal greeting said when meeting someone
    • Example:
      • Hi everyone!
    • Good morning[ˌgʊd ˈmɔː.nɪŋ](interjection)
    • Definition:
      • a greeting said when meeting someone in the morning
    • Example:
      • Good morning! Did you sleep well?
    • Good afternoon[ˌgʊd ˈˌæftəˈnuːn](interjection)
    • Definition:
      • a greeting said when meeting someone in the afternoon
    • Example:
      • Good afternoon! How are you?
    • Good evening[ˌgʊd ˈˈiːvnɪŋ](interjection)
    • Definition:
      • a greeting said when meeting someone in the evening
    • Example:
      • Good evening! How are you?
    • Good night[ˌgʊd naɪt](interjection)
    • Definition:
      • a farewell said in the evening or before going to sleep
    • Example:
      • Good night! Sleep well.
    • Goodbye[gʊdˈbaɪ](interjection)
    • Definition:
      • a farewell said when you or the other person are leaving
    • Example:
      • Goodbye! Have a safe journey.
      • Synonym(s):
        Bye
 
 
 

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Word List: Travel

 

 
 
  • plane
    • plane, planes[pleɪn](noun)
    • Definition:
      • a powered heavier-than air aircraft with fixed wings
    • Example:
      • We will go to Florida by plane.
    • on the plane(Chunk)
    • Example:
      • We are on the plane to England.
    • get off the plane(Chunk)
    • Example:
      • We will get off the plane in England.
  • pilot
    • pilot, pilots[ˈpīlət](noun)
    • Definition:
      • a person who is in charge of the controls of an aircraft/a plane
    • Example:
      • The pilot welcomes the flight passengers.
  • stewardess
    • stewardess, stewardesses[ˈstyoōərdis](noun)
    • Definition:
      • a female flight attendant
    • Example:
      • The stewardess offers drinks.
    • on the train(Chunk)
    • Example:
      • You must get on the train!
    • get off the train(Chunk)
    • Example:
      • Hurry, get off the train!
  • car
    • car, cars[ˈkɑː](noun)
    • Definition:
      • a vehicle with four wheels that you can drive
    • Example:
      • I'll take the car to go to the doctor.
    • in the car(Chunk)
    • Example:
      • She is in the car.
    • get out of the car(Chunk)
    • Example:
      • Hurry, get out of the car!
 
 
 

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Word List: Drinks basics, Non-alcoholic drinks

 

 
 
    • hungry[ˈhənggrē](adjective)
    • Definition:
      • when you feel that you need to eat something
    • Example:
      • Are you hungry?
    • thirsty[ˈθərstē](adjective)
    • Definition:
      • when you feel that you need to drink something
    • Example:
      • Are you thirsty?
  • water
    • water[ˈwɔːtə(ɹ)](uncountable noun)
    • Definition:
      • a clear liquid without any flavour
    • Example:
      • Can I have some water?
  • lemonade
    • lemonade[ˌlɛmənˈeɪd](uncountable noun)
    • Definition:
      • a soft drink containing lemon and sugar, sometimes ice and water
    • Example:
      • I'd like a lemonade, please.
  • Coke
    • Coke[kōk](uncountable noun)
    • Definition:
      • a cola-based soft drink containing caffeine and sugar
    • Example:
      • I'd like a Coke, please.
  • coffee
    • coffee[ˈkôfē](uncountable noun)
    • Definition:
      • a beverage made by infusing the beans of the coffee plant in hot water
    • Example:
      • Do you want a cup of coffee?
 
 
 

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Word List: Family and relationships - list 1

 

 
 
  • family
    • family, families[ˈfæməli](noun)
    • Definition:
      • a father, mother and their sons and daughters
    • Example:
      • They treat me like family.
  • man
    • man, men[mæn](noun)
    • Definition:
      • an adult male human being
    • Example:
      • He is a tall man.
  • woman
    • woman, women[ˈwʊmən](noun)
    • Definition:
      • an adult female human being
    • Example:
      • She is a pretty woman.
  • lady
    • lady, ladies[ˈleɪdi](noun)
    • Definition:
      • a polite term referring to a woman
    • Example:
      • Follow me, ladies!
  • girl
    • girl, girls[gəːl](noun)
    • Definition:
      • a young female (in contrast to boy), usually a child or adolescent
    • Example:
      • Amanda is a girl of 16.
  • boy
    • boy, boys[bɔɪ](noun)
    • Definition:
      • a young male, usually a child or adolescent
    • Example:
      • Steve is a boy of 14.
    • person, people[ˈpɜː(r)sən](noun)
    • Definition:
      • a human being, an individual
    • Example:
      • He is a person with great humour.
 
 
 

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