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In this unit you learn words from the following categories:
 
 

Word List: Basic vocabulary

 

 
 
    • yet[jɛt](adverb)
    • Definition:
      • up to the present or up to some specified time
    • Example:
      • She hasn't done her homework yet.
    • get, got, gotten[gɛt](irregular verb)
    • Definition:
      • to obtain, purchase or acquire something
    • Example:
      • Let's get the ball from the garage.
    • wink[ˈwɪŋk](verb)
    • Definition:
      • to blink with only one eye as a message, signal, or suggestion
    • Example:
      • When the man saw the young lady, he winked at her.
    • overhear, overheard, overheard[ovəɻ'hiɻ](irregular verb)
    • Definition:
      • to hear something that might not have been meant for one's ears
    • Example:
      • The girl overheard her friends talking about her.
    • get to know, got to know, gotten to know(irregular verb)
    • Definition:
      • to become acquainted with someone
    • Example:
      • Last night her new boyfriend got to know her parents.
    • prepare[pɹɪˈpɛː](verb)
    • Definition:
      • to make something ready for a specific future purpose, for example for eating or drinking
    • Example:
      • We prepared fish for dinner.
 
 
 
 

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Word List: Sports and hobbies

 

 
 
    • hobby, hobbies[ˈhɒbi](noun)
    • Definition:
      • an activity like sport or reading that one enjoys doing in one's spare time
    • Example:
      • Her hobby is collecting stamps from different countries.
    • leisure[ˈlɛʒ.ə(ɹ)](uncountable noun)
    • Definition:
      • time free from work or duties
    • Example:
      • Time for leisure varies from one society to the next.
    • leisure time activity, leisure time activities(noun)
    • Definition:
      • something done for pleasure or entertainment during one's free time
    • Example:
      • On the weekend, they do a lot of leisure time activities like playing football or swimming.
    • activity, activities[ækˈtɪv.ɪ.ti](noun)
    • Definition:
      • doing something, being active
    • Example:
      • Playing basketball is my favourite activity in the afternoon.
    • fun[fʌn](uncountable noun)
    • Definition:
      • amusement, enjoyment or pleasure
    • Example:
      • Let's go out this evening and have some fun!
  • have fun
    • have fun(Chunk)
    • Example:
      • They really have fun when they play boardgames together.
  • read
    • read, read, read[riːd](irregular verb)
    • Definition:
      • to look at and interpret letters or other information that is written
    • Example:
      • Have you read this book?
  • listen to music
    • listen to music(Chunk)
    • Example:
      • She always listens to music when she's at home.
  • play on the computer
    • play on the computer(Chunk)
    • Example:
      • Our children are only allowed to play on the computer for 1 hour per day.
  • game
    • game, games[ɡeɪm](noun)
    • Definition:
      • a pursuit or activity with rules performed either alone or with others, for the purpose of entertainment
    • Example:
      • Shall we play a game?
  • board game
    • board game, board games[bɔː(r)d ɡeɪm](noun)
    • Definition:
      • a game of strategy or chance played on a specially designed board; often involves two or more opponents moving pieces and using dice or cards
    • Example:
      • Chess is a popular board game.
  • watch TV
    • watch TV(Chunk)
    • Example:
      • In the evening he usually watches TV until he falls asleep.
    • sport, sports[spoʊɹt](noun)
    • Definition:
      • any athletic activity that uses physical skills, often competitive
    • Example:
      • Pia's favourite sport is tennis.
  • do sports
    • do sports(Chunk)
    • Example:
      • Do you want to do sports this afternoon?
  • swim
    • swim, swam, swum[swɪm](irregular verb)
    • Definition:
      • to move through water, without touching the bottom
    • Example:
      • For exercise, we like to swim laps around the pool.
  • baseball
    • baseball[beɪsbɔːl](uncountable noun)
    • Definition:
      • a sport in which the object is to strike a ball so that one of a nine-person team can run counter-clockwise among four bases, resulting in the scoring of a run
    • Example:
      • The Yankees are a famous American baseball team.
  • basketball
    • basketball[ˈbɑːs.kɪt.bɔːl](uncountable noun)
    • Definition:
      • a sport in which two opposing teams of five players strive to put a ball through a hoop
    • Example:
      • Dirk Nowitzki is a famous German basketball player.
  • volleyball
    • volleyball[vɔ.lɛ.bol](uncountable noun)
    • Definition:
      • a game played on a rectangular court between two teams of two to six players which involves striking a ball back and forth over a net
    • Example:
      • The team won the volleyball match.
  • football
    • football[fʊtbɔːl](uncountable noun)
    • Definition:
      • (British) a game in which two teams of eleven players each contend to get a round ball into the other team's goal primarily by kicking the ball
    • Example:
      • Each team scored three goals when they played football.
  • tennis
    • tennis[tɛn.ɪs](uncountable noun)
    • Definition:
      • a sport played by either two or four players with strung racquets, a ball and a net approximately 3 feet high on a clay, grass, or cement court
    • Example:
      • The tennis court is quite expensive.
  • horseback riding
    • horseback riding(uncountable noun)
    • Definition:
      • the sport of riding a horse
    • Example:
      • They have their own horses so they can go horseback riding every day.
  • cycling
    • cycling[ˈsaɪk(ə)lɪŋ](uncountable noun)
    • Definition:
      • the sport of riding and racing bicycles
    • Example:
      • In all my years as a cycling fan, I've never seen a breakaway like this.
 
 
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Word List: Adverbs of frequency

 

 
 
    • always[ˈɔːl.weɪz](adverb)
    • Definition:
      • at all times, constantly during a certain period or regularly
    • Example:
      • They always go to church on Sundays.
      • Antonym(s):
        never
    • usually[juːʒʊəli](adverb)
    • Definition:
      • most of the time, under normal conditions
    • Example:
      • Usually Anna doesn't enjoy reading.
    • regularly[ˈrɛgjələrli](adverb)
    • Definition:
      • with constant frequency or pattern
    • Example:
      • The four friends meet regularly.
      • Synonym(s):
        normally
    • normally[nɔː(ɹ).məlli](adverb)
    • Definition:
      • under normal conditions, in the expected or customary manner
    • Example:
      • Normally, I eat breakfast at 6 am, but today, I got up late and didn't eat until 9.
      • Synonym(s):
        usually
    • constantly[ˈkɒnstəntli](adverb)
    • Definition:
      • unchanged through time or space, steady in purpose, action, feeling, etc.
    • Example:
      • I am constantly reminding you to feed your pets.
    • frequently[ˈfɹiː.kwəntli](adverb)
    • Definition:
      • done or occuring many times
    • Example:
      • He frequently takes a break every two hours.
    • mostly[ˈməʊstli](adverb)
    • Definition:
      • more often than not, for the most part, on the whole
    • Example:
      • She mostly watches TV in the evening.
      • Synonym(s):
        usually
    • often[ˈɒfn](adverb)
    • Definition:
      • many times
    • Example:
      • She often goes to the cinema because she loves watching movies.
      • Synonym(s):
        frequently
    • sometimes[ˈsʌmtaɪmz](adverb)
    • Definition:
      • on certain occasions or in certain circumstances, but not always
    • Example:
      • Sometimes I sit and think, but mostly I just sit.
      • Synonym(s):
        occasionally
    • occasionally[əˈkeɪʒənəlli](adverb)
    • Definition:
      • from time to time, once in a while
    • Example:
      • Occasionally they go out for dinner, but not very often.
      • Synonym(s):
        sometimes
    • rarely[ɹɛəli](adverb)
    • Definition:
      • not occurring at a regular interval, not often
    • Example:
      • John rarely goes to the theatre, maybe once a year.
      • Synonym(s):
        seldom
    • never[ˈnɛv.ə(ɹ)](adverb)
    • Definition:
      • at no time
    • Example:
      • I hate pizza, that's why I never have any.
      • Antonym(s):
        always
 
 
 
 

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  • always
     
  • sometimes
     
  • never
     
  • frequently
     
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