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In this unit you learn words from the following categories:
 

Word List: Basic vocabulary

 

 
 
    • neighbour, neighbours['neɪbə](noun)
    • Definition:
      • a person living next to someone or nearby, within the same area
    • Example:
      • Their neighbours have a swimming pool!
    • party, parties[ˈpɑː.ti](noun)
    • Definition:
      • a social gathering for entertainment and fun
    • Example:
      • I'm throwing a huge party for my 21st birthday.
      • Homonym(s):
        a political group considered as a formal whole, united under one specific political platform of issues and campaigning to take part in government
    • favour, favours[ˈfeɪvə](noun)
    • Definition:
      • a piece of help; showing beneficence toward someone
    • Example:
      • Can you do me a favour and help me with preparing dinner?
    • do someone a favour(Chunk)
    • Example:
      • Please do me a favour and invite Pia as well.
    • ask someone a favour(Chunk)
    • Example:
      • Can I ask you a favour? Could you please show me how the new TV works?
    • forget, forgot, forgotten[fəˈgɛt](irregular verb)
    • Definition:
      • to lose remembrance of something
    • Example:
      • Unfortunately, I have forgotten most of the things I learned in school.
    • lend, lent, lent[lɛnd](irregular verb)
    • Definition:
      • to allow to be used by someone temporarily, on condition that it or its equivalent will be returned
    • Example:
      • Can you lend me your pen? I forgot mine.
    • invite[ɪnˈvaɪt](verb)
    • Definition:
      • to ask for the presence or participation of someone or something
    • Example:
      • We invited our friends round for dinner.
    • calm down['kɑːm](verb)
    • Definition:
      • to become less excited, intense or angry
    • Example:
      • Please calm down! It's all going to be okay!
    • opportunity, opportunities[ˌɒp.əˈtjuː.nɪ.ti](noun)
    • Definition:
      • a chance for advancement, progress or profit
      • a favourable circumstance or occasion
    • Example:
      • There was a sale, so it was a good opportunity to buy some new shoes.
      • Synonym(s):
        chance
    • possibility, possibilities[ˌpäsəˈbilətē](noun)
    • Definition:
      • an option, a thing which may happen or come into being
    • Example:
      • There is the possibility to sleep over at their friends' house.
    • possible[ˈpɒsəbl̩](adjective)
    • Definition:
      • able but not certain to happen
      • Antonym(s):
        impossible
    • probable[präbəbəl](adjective)
    • Definition:
      • likely to happen or to become true
    • Example:
      • It's probable that it will rain tomorrow.
    • something[ˈsʌm.θɪŋ](pronoun)
    • Definition:
      • an unspecified object
    • Example:
      • I must have forgotten to pack something, but I can't think of what.
    • nothing[ˈnʌθɪŋ](pronoun)
    • Definition:
      • not a thing; no thing; of no consequence
    • Example:
      • I'm sorry but I have got nothing to drink.
    • anything[ˈɛniθɪŋ](pronoun)
    • Definition:
      • any object, act, state, event, or fact whatever
    • Example:
      • Do you want anything to drink?
 
 
 

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Word List: Things in the kitchen

 

 
 
  • refrigerator
    • refrigerator, refrigerators[ɹɪˈfɹɪdʒəɹˌeɪtə](noun)
    • Definition:
      • a household appliance used for keeping food fresh by cooling it
    • Example:
      • The milk is in the refrigerator.
      • Synonym(s):
        fridge
  • cooker
    • cooker, cookers[ˈkʊkə(r)](noun)
    • Definition:
      • an electric appliance for cooking food
    • Example:
      • You can take the pot off the cooker, I think the soup is done.
      • Synonym(s):
        stove (AE)
  • crockery
    • crockery[ˈkräkərē](uncountable noun)
    • Definition:
      • plates, dishes and other eating and serving tableware, usually made of some ceramic material
    • Example:
      • Can you take out the crockery, please? We want to eat.
  • cup
    • cup, cups[kʌp](noun)
    • Definition:
      • a vessel from which one drinks, especially coffee or tea
    • Example:
      • Would you like a cup of tea?
  • glass
    • glass, glasses[glæs](noun)
    • Definition:
      • a vessel from which one drinks, especially one made of glass or plastic
    • Example:
      • Would you like a glass of milk?
  • plate
    • plate, plates[pleɪt](noun)
    • Definition:
      • a dish from which food is served or eaten
    • Example:
      • She puts food on her plate.
  • bowl
    • bowl, bowls[bəʊl](noun)
    • Definition:
      • a container used to hold, mix or present food, such as salad, fruit or soup, or other items
    • Example:
      • You can’t have any more soup - you’ve already had three bowls.
  • spoon
    • spoon, spoons[spuːn](noun)
    • Definition:
      • an implement for eating or serving, for stirring food while being prepared
    • Example:
      • People eat soup with a spoon.
  • fork
    • fork, forks[foʊɹk](noun)
    • Definition:
      • a utensil with spikes used to put solid food into the mouth, or to hold food down while cutting
    • Example:
      • I need a fork to eat my salad.
  • knife
    • knife, knives[naɪf](noun)
    • Definition:
      • a utensil designed for cutting, consisting of a flat piece of hard material, usually sharpened, attached to a handle
    • Example:
      • I need a knife to cut the meat.
  • pan
    • pan, pans[pæn](noun)
    • Definition:
      • a flat device for cooking or frying with one long handle, usually made of metal
    • Example:
      • She fries some meat in the pan.
      • Synonym(s):
        frying pan
  • pot
    • pot, pots[pɒt](noun)
    • Definition:
      • a container used for cooking or storing food
    • Example:
      • I use a pot to cook soup in.
 
 
 

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  • plate
     
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  • glass
     
  • plate
     
  • bowl
     
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  • fork
     
  • glass
     
  • pot
     
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Word List: Food

 

 
 
  • sandwich
    • sandwich, sandwiches[ˈsændwɪʧ](noun)
    • Definition:
      • a snack formed of various ingredients between two slices of bread
    • Example:
      • No onions on my sandwich, please!
  • soup
    • soup, soups[suːp](noun)
    • Definition:
      • a liquid dish made by boiling water with various ingredients, such as meat and vegetables, to extract flavour
    • Example:
      • Let's have a tomato soup for starters.
  • salad
    • salad, salads[ˈsaləd](noun)
    • Definition:
      • food made primarily of a mixture of raw or cold ingredients, typically vegetables, usually served with a dressing such as vinegar or mayonnaise
    • Example:
      • Can I have a small green salad?
  • pizza
    • pizza, pizzas[piːtsə](noun)
    • Definition:
      • a baked Italian dish of a thinly rolled bread dough crust (or a thick dough) typically topped with tomato sauce, cheese and other ingredients
    • Example:
      • Let's order pizza!
  • burger
    • burger, burgers[ˈbərgər](noun)
    • Definition:
      • short for hamburger; meat and salad and other vegetables served on a bun
    • Example:
      • Do you want a veggie burger?
  • pasta
    • pasta[ˈpɑːstə](uncountable noun)
    • Definition:
      • pieces of dough made from wheat and water sometimes mixed with egg, comes in a variety of shapes
    • Example:
      • I love pasta with tomato sauce!
  • meat
    • meat[miːt](uncountable noun)
    • Definition:
      • the flesh of an animal used as food
    • Example:
      • Vegetarians don't eat meat.
      • Homophone(s):
        meet, mete
  • vegetable
    • vegetable, vegetabels[ˈvedʒtəbl](noun)
    • Definition:
      • any part of a plant that you eat
    • Example:
      • A tomato is a vegetable.
  • potato
    • potato, potatoes[pəˈteɪtəʊ](noun)
    • Definition:
      • a yellow, round plant tuber eaten as a vegetable
    • Example:
      • Chips are made out of potatoes.
  • chips
    • chips[tʃɪps](noun plural form)
    • Definition:
      • french fried potatoes
    • Example:
      • Fish and chips are a popular dish.
      • Synonym(s):
        french fries (AE)
  • fish
    • fish, fish[ˈfɪʃ](noun)
    • Definition:
      • a cold-blooded vertebrate animal that lives in the water, for example a salmon
    • Example:
      • We have many fish in our aquarium.
  • rice
    • rice[ɹaɪs](uncountable noun)
    • Definition:
      • a grass whose seeds are used as food, cultivated especially in Asia
    • Example:
      • Today we have salmon with rice on the side.
 
 
 

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