Category Archives: Vocabulary

English Grammar Workbook For Dummies

English Grammar Workbook For Dummies

English Grammar Workbook For Dummies Get some good grammar practice-and start speaking and writing well Good grammar is important, whether you want to advance your career, boost your GPA, or increase your SAT or ACT score. Practice is the key to improving your grammar skills, and that’s what this workbook is all about. Honing speaking […]

2265 Most Common Words In English

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Most Common Words In English With 2,500 to 3,000 words, you can understand 90% of everyday English conversations. English newspaper and magazine articles, and English used in the workplace. The remaining 10% you’ll be able to learn from context. or ask questions about. However, it’s essential to learn the right English vocabulary words, so you […]

How Students Learn English from ‘Friends’ on American TV?

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How Students Learn English from ‘Friends’ on American TV?Eighty-two percent of English learners polled by Kaplan International Colleges in 2012 said watching television helped them acquire the language. Twenty-six percent of the participants said the popular situation comedy (or sitcom), Friends, helped them the most of any series in understanding the language. Friends is a series about a group […]

20 Common Canadian Slang Words

20 Common Canadian Slang Words American Should Know

20 Common Canadian Slang Words Well, Americans and Canadians speak the same language, right? Not quite; although it’s not easy to locate a Canadian in the US. For most part, they both sound alike and both share a whole lot of values. They also identify with the same references in the aspects of culture. The […]

2265 Most Common Words In English

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Most Common Words In English With 2,500 to 3,000 words, you can understand 90% of everyday English conversations, English newspaper and magazine articles, and English used in the workplace. The remaining 10% you’ll be able to learn from context, or ask questions about. However, it’s essential to learn the right English vocabulary words, so you […]

TRANSPORT

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USEFUL VOCABULARY (aero)plane(s) (bi)cycle(s) boat(s) bus(es) car(s) helicopter(s) lorry(lorries) moped(s) (motor)bike(s) ship(s) submarine(s) / sub(s) tanker(s) taxi(s) train(s) tram(s) tube train(s) / underground train(s) van(s) yacht(s) How do you get there? BY AIR At the airport. / On the runway. / In the air. At the airport. / On the helipad. / In the air. […]

SPORT

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USEFUL VOCABULARY Common Sports Archery Badminton Cricket Cycling Darts Football (More Vocabulary) Golf Horse Racing Snooker Squash Table Tennis Tennis Contact Sports Boxing Judo Rugby Wrestling Water Sports Angling / Fishing Canoeing Kayaking Rowing Sailing Water Skiing Winter Sports Curling Ice Skating Skiing Less Usual Sports Croquet Fencing Hockey Lacrosse Polo Hunting / Skeet / […]

SHOPPING

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USEFUL VOCABULARY Shop(s) Customer(s) Cashier(s) Wallet(s) (m) Purse(s) (f) Scales Till(s) Shelf Shelves Barcode(s) Trolley(s) Lift(s) Bag(s) Basket(s) Changing Room(s) Escalator(s) Ways to pay Cheque(s) Cash Note(s) Coin(s) Credit card(s) Debit card(s) Where to buy what Chemist’s Ladies Clothing Shop or Boutique Mens Clothing Shop or Tailor’s Shoe Shop or Cobbler’s Jeweller’s Electrical Store Toy […]

POLITICS – ELECTIONS

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USEFUL VOCABULARY THINGS YOU MIGHT SEE AROUND ELECTION TIME ballot paper(s) leaflet(s) / pamphlet(s) party political broadcast politician(s) poll card(s) poster(s) postal vote(s) vote(s) voting booth(s) NATURALLY SPEAKING Voting I’d like to register to vote. I’m on the electoral registry. I haven’t had my poll card, yet. Where is the polling station? Have you voted, […]

MONEY

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Useful Vocabulary THE MAJOR CURRENCIES $ = Dollar € = Euro £ = Pound (Sterling) ¥ = Yen WAYS OF PAYING cash cheque(s) credit (slang – plastic) GENERAL MONEY VOCABULARY bank(s) cash box(es) cash machine(s) / ATM(s) cheque book(s) coin(s) note(s) piggy bank(s) poor purse(s) rich safe(s) till(s) wallet(s) PRONUNCIATION CLICK HERE Build Up A […]

LIFE

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Useful Vocabulary   Birth pregnant pregnancy A woman becomes pregnant. We say she’s pregnant. She’s having a baby. We call also call it a pregnancy. antenatal She goes to an antenatal clinic for check ups. Antenatal means “before birth”, it’s also called prenatal. labour Eventually she starts to have the baby. We call this going […]

JOBS AND WORK – OFFICES

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USEFUL VOCABULARY Double click on any word to listen to the pronunciation. (Allow popups). Binder(s) Calculator(s) Computer(s) Desk(s) Keyboard(s) Desk lamp(s) Diary (diaries) Envelope(s) Letter(s) Filing cabinet(s) Flipchart(s) Folder(s) Hole punch(es) Notice board(s) drawing pin(s) note(s) Office chair(s) / Executive chair(s) Paper clip(s) Post It Note(s) Paper (Sheet(s) of paper) Pen(s) and pencil(s) Stapler(s) Staple […]

JOBS AND WORK – PROFESSIONS

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USEFUL VOCABULARY DOUBLE CLICK ON ANY WORD TO LISTEN TO THE PRONUNCIATION. (ALLOW POPUPS). accountant(s) baker(s) barber(s) barman (barmen) builder(s) butcher(s) carpenter(s) cashier(s) chambermaid(s) chef(s) cleaner(s) dentist(s) doctor(s) electrician(s) engineer(s) fireman (firemen) fishmonger(s) flight attendant(s) hairdresser(s) judge(s) lawyer(s) nurse(s) optician(s) painter(s) photographer(s) plumber(s) policeman (policemen) porter(s) post[wo]man (post[wo]men) receptionist(s) reporter(s) sales assistant(s) sales representative(s) scientist(s) […]

HUMAN BODY

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Useful Vocabulary THE HUMAN BODY ANKLE | ARM | CHEST | FOOT | HAND | KNEE LEG | NECK | SHOULDER BACK | BOTTOM | CALF | ELBOW | HEAD HEEL | THIGH CLOSE UP ON THE HAND INDEX FINGER | KNUCKLE | FINGERNAILS LITTLE FINGER | MIDDLE FINGER RING FINGER | THUMB | WRIST […]

AROUND THE HOUSE – ROOMS IN A HOUSE

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Learn English Vocabulary Rooms in a house vocabulary USEFUL VOCABULARY – CLICK ON A ROOM TO FIND OUT MORE bathroom | bedroom | kitchen | living room / lounge BUILD UP Other Rooms Attic People store things in the attic. Ballroom A room in stately homes where rich people dance and concerts are held. Box Room A small room used for storage. […]

FOOTBALL

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USEFUL VOCABULARY THE FOOTBALL PITCH – THE CENTER SPOT | CENTER CIRCLE | HALF-WAY LINE | TOUCHLINE (AKA SIDELINE) | PENALTY AREA | PENALTY ARC | CORNER ARC | GOAL BOX | GOAL LINE | THE FOOTBALL PLAYER AND KIT – THE FOOTBALL SHIRT(S) | SHORTS | SOCK(S) (OFTEN WITH SHIN GUARD(S) | BOOT(S) (AKA […]

FOOD

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USEFUL VOCABULARY Click for each topic. FRUIT | VEGETABLES | MEAT AND FISH | OTHER FOOD BUILD UP Masculine Feminine Young Bull Cow Calf Ram Sheep Lamb Boar Sow Piglet Cockerel Hen Chicken Commonly Eaten Types of Fish Salmon Cod Plaice Haddock Trout Types of Steak Fillet Rump Sirloin T-Bone Stewing Things to do with eggs egg boiled egg scrambled egg […]

ENTERTAINMENT

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Useful Vocabulary ENTERTAINMENT – GOING OUT – PLACES TO GO Theatre(s) Cinema(s) Museum(s) Art Gallery (Galleries) Circus(es) Fun Fair(s) Zoo(s) Casino(s) Disco(s) Build Up IF YOU GO TO ANY OF THESE PLACES ARE YOU A CUSTOMER, A VISITOR OR A MEMBER OF THE AUDIENCE? If you go to the theatre, cinema, or circus you are […]

FOOD AND DRINK – EATING OUT

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Useful Vocabulary   waiter(s) waitress(es) chef(s) menu(s) glass(es) bottle(s) candle(s) bill(s) credit card(s) tip(s) taxi(s)   SEE ALSO EATING AT HOME AND FOOD VOCABULARY.   Build Up PLACES TO EAT OUT Cafe Snack Bar Fast Food Restaurant Pub Bistro Restaurant Hotel Restaurant PARTS OF A MENU Starters/Appetizers/Entrees/Hors D’oeuvres Soups Main Courses (Meat/Fish/Vegetarian) Desserts Beverages (Coffee etc.) Wine/Drinks List (sometimes […]

FOOD AND DRINK – EATING AT HOME

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Useful Vocabulary knife (knives) fork(s) spoon(s) teaspoon(s) plate(s) bowl(s) cup(s) saucer(s) table(s) chair(s) glass(es) tablecloth(s) placemat(s) serviette(s) Build Up MEALTIMES EARLY MORNING (AM) – BREAKFAST MID MORNING (11.00 AM) – BRUNCH – A MIXTURE OF BREAKFAST AND LUNCH (US) / ELEVENSES – A LIGHT SNACK (UK) NOON (12.00 ISH) – LUNCH EVENING (PM) – DINNER […]