1000 Word Challenge - Week 11

This week, Dr. Heidi, Victor, and John Underhill travel to Atlanta, Georgia for the 2019 TESOL convention! Learn about our experiences demonstrating our app to teachers, and also our cultural experiences in Atlanta.

Watch this week’s video on YouTube below.

This week’s text!

Read the text of this week’s video to check your understanding and practice your new words! This year vocab Victor was proud and excited to travel from California to Atlanta, Georgia for the TESOL International Convention.

The TESOL convention brought together English teachers from around the country and around the world to learn new ideas, and learn about new products to help their students.

Here we are at the TESOL convention in Atlanta. This is our booth. This is our tablecloth. And, we’re giving away candy and post-it notes for people to take home. We’ve got some pens: “Vocab Victor!”

I am here with John Underhill who is one of our programmers. John, could you tell us a little bit about what you do for Vocab Victor?

I helped make the software for Vocab Victor. I also take care of Moxie.

There we go! So, we’ve been having a great time here talking to teachers and giving them demonstrations of our software and our app and I’m going to be doing a presentation this afternoon so we’ll get to talk to even more teachers. It was great to meet with people doing different kinds of language programs around the world.

One of the other nice things was being able to visit with some family and friends. We went to the Atlanta Symphony, and I got to see my nephews, who I don’t see very often.

Another highlight was visiting the birthplace of the Reverend Martin Luther King, Jr. we also saw the crypt of Dr. King and his wife, Coretta Scott King, and this eternal flame that was across from the memorial.

One thing that the southern part of the United States is famous for is their style of cooking so we were lucky to be able to have some delicious southern meals!

We had a great time in Atlanta at the TESOL Convention but before we knew it **was time to pack everything up and get ready to go.**e had to take our leftover post-it notes home and Victor was very tired, but overall we have a lot of fun and we hope to do it again next year!

Words for Week 10

Here are the 20 words for week 10. You may know some of these words already. However, it’s very important with vocabulary that you practice the words that you already know in addition to learning new words. This is all good practice and will help your language skills. All these definitions are from the Merriam-Webster Learner’s Dictionary, which is highly recommended for English language learners.

Word Definition
meet to see and speak to (someone) for the first time : to be introduced to or become acquainted with (someone)
country an area of land that is controlled by its own government : nation
program a group of classes that lead to a degree : a course of study
hope to want something to happen or be true and think that it could happen or be true
product something that is made or grown to be sold or used
travel to go on a trip or journey : to go to a place and especially one that is far away
international made up of people or groups from different countries
style a particular way in which something is done, created, or performed
software the programs that run on a computer and perform certain functions
overall as a whole : in general
excite to cause feelings of enthusiasm in (someone) : to make (someone) feel energetic and eager to do something; adjective form: very enthusiastic and eager about something
meal the foods eaten or prepared for eating at one time
highlight something (such as an event or a detail) that is very interesting, exciting, or important : the best part of something
southern located in or toward the south
convention a large meeting of people who come to a place for usually several days to talk about their shared work or other interests or to make decisions as a group
flame the hot, glowing gas that can be seen when a fire is burning
memorial something (such as a monument or ceremony) that honors a person who has died or serves as a reminder of an event in which many people died
nephew a son of your brother or sister
eternal having no beginning and no end in time : lasting forever
booth a partially enclosed area or a small and usually temporary building where things are sold or displayed or services are provided

Use your words!

When you learn new words, it’s important to use them in order to help remember them. On the Vocab Victor YouTube Channel, you can join a conversation using these words. Type a question in the comments section using one of the vocabulary words, such as, “Do you like to travel?” Then, answer a question someone else has given. Come back to this page later to see if people have answered your question!


Sorry, but our puzzle maker is still broken so we don’t have a worksheet this week. 😿

Download Vocab Victor

Finally, download our app Vocab Victor which is available for Apple and Android phones. This vocabulary learning software will help you build and strengthen your vocabulary. What does that mean? Build and strengthen. Build vocabulary means it will teach you new words. Strengthen means it will improve the knowledge of the words you already know. Play Vocab Victor for a few minutes every day to help improve your English! Read more about Vocab Victor at our page for students, Vocab Victor - Students.

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