Vocabulary

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In this unit you learn words from the following categories:
 

Word List: Basic vocabulary

 
    • name, names[neɪm](noun)
    • Definition:
      • any word or phrase which indicates a particular person, place, class, or thing
    • Example:
      • My son's name is Pedro.
    • great, greater, greatest[ɡɹeɪt](adjective)
    • Definition:
      • very good
    • Example:
      • Dinner was great.
    • excited, more excited, most excited[ɛkˈsaɪtɛd](adjective)
    • Definition:
      • having great enthusiasm
    • Example:
      • He was very excited about his promotion.
    • old, older, oldest[əʊld](adjective)
    • Definition:
      • of a living being having lived for relatively many years or of an object, concept, relationship, etc., having existed for a relatively long period of time
    • Example:
      • She's an old friend. We met when we were 17 years old.
    • of course[əv 'kôrs](adjective)
    • Definition:
      • naturally, to indicate enthusiastic agreement, if something is obvious
    • Example:
      • Of course I will come to your party!
    • originally[əˈrijənl-ē](adverb)
    • Definition:
      • as it was in the beginning
    • Example:
      • Originally I come from Africa. Now I live in the US.
    • move[muːv](verb)
    • Definition:
      • to change place, to go, in any manner, from one place or position to another
    • Example:
      • Don't move!
    • come, came, come[kʌm](irregular verb)
    • Definition:
      • to move to something nearer
    • Example:
      • They will come to our house later.
    • meet, met, met[miːt](irregular verb)
    • Definition:
      • to come face to face with someone
    • Example:
      • I met my brother yesterday.
    • see, saw, seen[sē](irregular verb)
    • Definition:
      • to perceive with the eyes
    • Example:
      • Can you see her anywhere?
    • go, went, gone[gəʊ](irregular verb)
    • Definition:
      • to move from one place to another, to leave
    • Example:
      • Please don't go!
 
 
 

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Word List: Family and relationships - list 2, Family and relationships - list 1

 
  • wife
    • wife, wives[wīf](noun)
    • Definition:
      • a married woman
    • Example:
      • My wife's name is Ella.
  • husband
    • husband, husbands[ˈhəzbənd](noun)
    • Definition:
      • a man in a marriage
    • Example:
      • My husband's name is Dean.
  • friend
    • friend, friends[frɛnd](noun)
    • Definition:
      • a person other than a family member, whose company one enjoys
    • Example:
      • You are my best friend.
  • colleague
    • colleague, colleagues[kälˌēg](noun)
    • Definition:
      • a person you work with
    • Example:
      • He's my colleague.
  • parents
    • parents[ˈpærənts](noun plural form)
    • Definition:
      • one's mother and father, the two people who give life to someone
    • Example:
      • The girl's parents were quite old when they had her.
  • mother
    • mother, mothers[ˈmʌðə](noun)
    • Definition:
      • one’s female parent
    • Example:
      • I am visiting my mother today.
  • father
    • father, fathers[ˈfɑː.ðə(ɹ)](noun)
    • Definition:
      • one’s male parent
    • Example:
      • I am visiting my father today.
  • daughter
    • daughter, daughters[ˈdɔːtə(r)](noun)
    • Definition:
      • one’s female child
    • Example:
      • I already have a son, so I would like to have a daughter.
  • son
    • son, sons[sʌn](noun)
    • Definition:
      • a male child
    • Example:
      • I want a son, not a daughter.
  • sister
    • sister, sisters[ˈsɪstə](noun)
    • Definition:
      • a daughter of the same parents as another person; a female sibling
    • Example:
      • My little sister is annoying.
  • brother
    • brother, brothers[ˈbrʌðə(ɹ)](noun)
    • Definition:
      • a son of the same parents as another person; a male sibling
    • Example:
      • My brother's name is Christian.
 
 
 

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Word List: Europe - list 1, Europe - list 2, North America, South America

 
  • England
    • England[ˈɪŋ.glənd](uncountable noun)
    • Definition:
      • the southern part of the island of Great Britain, located next to Wales, now specified geopolitically as one of the constituent countries of the United Kingdom
    • Example:
      • I would like to travel to England some day.
  • United Kingdom
    • United Kingdom(uncountable noun)
    • Definition:
      • a kingdom in Europe comprising the countries of Great Britain (England, Scotland, Wales) and Northern Ireland
    • Example:
      • The United Kingdom is a constitutional monarchy.
  • Scotland
    • Scotland[ˈskɒt.lənd](uncountable noun)
    • Definition:
      • a country in northwest Europe to the north of England, which forms part of the United Kingdom (together with Wales and England)
    • Example:
      • There is a well-known game called Scotland Yard.
  • France
    • France[ˈfɹɑːns](uncountable noun)
    • Definition:
      • a country in Western Europe having borders with Belgium, Luxembourg, Germany, Switzerland, Italy, ... official name: French Republic
    • Example:
      • France is the largest state in the European Union by area.
  • Germany
    • Germany[ˈdʒɜː.mə.nɪ](uncountable noun)
    • Definition:
      • a country in Central Europe bordered by the North Sea, Denmark, and the Baltic Sea, by Poland and the Czech Republic, by Austria and Switzerland and by France, Luxembourg, Belgium and the Netherlands
    • Example:
      • The territory of Germany covers 357,021 square kilometers.
  • United States of America
    • United States of America(noun plural form)
    • Definition:
      • a country in North America, sharing land borders with Canada and Mexico, stretching from the Atlantic to the Pacific Ocean, and including Alaska, Hawaii, and several territories (also: USA, US)
    • Example:
      • The United States of America is one of the world's most ethnically diverse and multicultural nations.
  • Brazil
    • Brazil[brəˈzɪl](uncountable noun)
    • Definition:
      • the largest country in South America and the only Portuguese-speaking country in the Americas
    • Example:
      • Bounded by the Atlantic Ocean on the east, Brazil has a coastline of over 7,491 kilometers.
 
 
 

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