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In this unit you learn words from the following categories:
 

Word List: Basic vocabulary

 

 
 
    • everybody[ˈevrēˌbädē](pronoun)
    • Definition:
      • all people
    • Example:
      • Everybody got in the car.
      • Antonym(s):
        nobody
    • nobody[noʊbɒdi](pronoun)
    • Definition:
      • not any person, no one
    • Example:
      • Nobody listens.
      • Antonym(s):
        everybody
    • new, newer, newest[nju](adjective)
    • Definition:
      • recently made or created
    • Example:
      • I've got a new car.
      • Antonym(s):
        old
    • small, smaller, smallest[smɔːl](adjective)
    • Definition:
      • not large or big, few in numbers or size
    • Example:
      • That's a small house!
      • Antonym(s):
        big
    • big, bigger, biggest[bɪɡ](adjective)
    • Definition:
      • of a great size, large
    • Example:
      • Elephants are big animals.
      • Antonym(s):
        small
    • close, closer, closest[kləʊs](adjective)
    • Definition:
      • at a short distance, near
    • Example:
      • The school is close to your house.
    • close to[kləʊs](Chunk)
    • Example:
      • The school is close to your house.
    • beautiful, more beautiful, most beautiful[ˈbjuːtɪfəl](adjective)
    • Definition:
      • (of a person) possessing charm, attractive, (of weather) nice, pleasant
    • Example:
      • You look so beautiful!
    • bad, worse, worst[bæd](adjective)
    • Definition:
      • not good, unfavorable, negative
    • Example:
      • Oh that's bad!
      • Antonym(s):
        good
    • here[hɪə(ɹ)](adverb)
    • Definition:
      • in, on or at this place
    • Example:
      • Here is the train station.
    • there[ðɛə(ɹ)](adverb)
    • Definition:
      • in or at that place or location
    • Example:
      • Can you see that car over there?
    • ask[ɑːsk](verb)
    • Definition:
      • look for an answer to a question by speaking, approach someone to do something
    • Example:
      • She asked: "How are you?".
    • tell, told, told[tɛl](irregular verb)
    • Definition:
      • to pass information by speech, to inform
    • Example:
      • Tell me about your day.
    • start[stɑː(r)t](verb)
    • Definition:
      • to set in motion, to begin
    • Example:
      • They started driving.
    • wait[weɪt](verb)
    • Definition:
      • to delay movement or action until the arrival or occurrence of something
    • Example:
      • Wait until I call you.
    • take, took, taken[teɪk](irregular verb)
    • Definition:
      • to grasp with the hands, to get into one's possession
    • Example:
      • I take the plate off the table.
    • drive, drove, driven[draɪv](irregular verb)
    • Definition:
      • to move by operating a vehicle
    • Example:
      • I drive to work every day.
 
 
 

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Word List: Colours

 

 
 
  • yellow
    • yellow[ˈjɛləʊ](adjective)
    • Definition:
      • a colour between green and orange, the colour of a lemon
    • Example:
      • Our new house is painted yellow.
  • green
    • green[ɡriːn](adjective)
    • Definition:
      • the colour of grass
    • Example:
      • Green is my favourite colour.
  • red
    • red[[ɹɛd](adjective)
    • Definition:
      • the colour of blood, the colour of love
    • Example:
      • The sky is turning red.
  • blue
    • blue[bluː](adjective)
    • Definition:
      • the colour of the sky or the sea
    • Example:
      • I love blue t-shirts.
  • black
    • black[blæk](adjective)
    • Definition:
      • the darkest colour, the colour of coal
    • Example:
      • She always wears black jeans.
      • Antonym(s):
        white
  • white
    • white[waɪt](adjective)
    • Definition:
      • the brightest colour, the colour of snow
    • Example:
      • There is one picture on the white wall.
      • Antonym(s):
        black
  • orange
    • orange[ɒ.ɹɪndʒ](adjective)
    • Definition:
      • a colour between red and yellow, the colour of an orange (the fruit)
    • Example:
      • I don't like the colour orange.
      • Homonym(s):
        the fruit of an orange tree
 
 
 

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Word List: Places in a town

 

 
 
  • kindergarten
    • kindergarten, kindergartens[ˈkɪndɐˌɡaːɐ̯tn̩](noun)
    • Definition:
      • an educational institution for young children, usually between ages 4 and 6
    • Example:
      • I need to bring my child to the kindergarten.
  • school
    • school, schools[sku:l](noun)
    • Definition:
      • an institution dedicated to teaching and learning
    • Example:
      • School starts at 8 am.
  • high school
    • high school, high schools[hī sku:l](noun)
    • Definition:
      • an institution which provides all or part of secondary education
    • Example:
      • I will enter high school next year.
  • train station
    • train station, train stations[treɪn ˈsteɪʃǝn](noun)
    • Definition:
      • a place where trains stop for passengers to get on and get off
    • Example:
      • I will meet you at the train station.
      • Synonym(s):
        railroad station
  • hospital
    • hospital, hospitals[ˈhäˌspitl](noun)
    • Definition:
      • a building designed to diagnose and treat the sick, injured or dying people
    • Example:
      • I have to go to the hospital.
  • post office
    • post office, post offices[pəʊst ˈɒfɪs](noun)
    • Definition:
      • a building, office or shop concerned with the business of delivering letters, post or mail
    • Example:
      • Can we stop at the post office, please?
  • church
    • church, churches[tʃɜː(ɹ)tʃ](noun)
    • Definition:
      • a religious house of worship, a building where religious services take place
    • Example:
      • We go to church on Sunday mornings.
  • cinema
    • cinema, cinemas[ˈsinəmə](noun)
    • Definition:
      • a public place to watch movies
    • Example:
      • Let's go to the cinema tonight!
  • shop
    • shop, shops[ʃɒp](noun)
    • Definition:
      • a place to buy things
    • Example:
      • There is a shop around the corner.
  • park
    • park, parks[pɑː(r)k](noun)
    • Definition:
      • a public piece of ground for games, walking, riding, ...
    • Example:
      • Let's take a walk in the park.
  • fire station
    • fire station, fire stations[faɪɚ steɪʃǝn](noun)
    • Definition:
      • the building where fire fighters and fire trucks are housed when not answering an alarm
    • Example:
      • Look, there is the fire station!
 
 
 

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