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1000 Word Challenge - Week 2

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Week 2!

Welcome to Week 2 of the 2019 thousand word challenge! Last week you learned 20 words, this week we will continue with 20 more words! We’ll also review some of last week words!

Last week we learned words related to dessert, and I have to tell you something. It made me hungry! This week, I decided to make a dessert, so we’re going to have a cooking video. I will be making chocolate pudding using chia seeds.

Watch this week’s video on YouTube below:


Words for Week 2

Here are the 20 words for week 2. 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. So, 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
add to put (something) with another thing or group of things
measure an amount or degree of something
heart the organ in your chest that pumps blood through your veins and arteries
experiment something that is done as a test : something that you do to see how well or how badly it works
taste the sweet, sour, bitter, or salty quality of a thing that you can sense when it is in your mouth : the flavor that you can taste when you eat or drink something
seed a small object produced by a plant from which a new plant can grow
chocolate a food that is made from cacao beans and that is eaten as candy or used as a flavoring ingredient in other sweet foods
good of high quality
good for someone/something not causing harm or trouble : causing something desired, something that you want
powder a dry substance made up of very tiny pieces of something
pudding a thick, sweet, soft, and creamy food that is usually eaten cold at the end of a meal
optional available as a choice but not required
spice a substance (such as pepper or nutmeg) that is used in cooking to add flavor to food and that comes from a dried plant and is usually a powder or seed
bowl a round container that has tall, curving sides that is used for preparing or serving foods and liquids
almond a nut that has a sweet flavor
paste a soft, wet mixture of usually a powder and a liquid
result something that is caused by something else that happened or was done before
combine to cause (two or more things) to be together or to work together
healthy good for your health
kitchen a room in which food is cooked
recipe a set of instructions for making food


Words in context

The context for this week’s lesson is a cooking video. The recipe in the video is Overnight Chocolate Chia Seed Pudding. Did you try this recipe? Write about it in the YouTube video comments section!

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, “What is your favorite kind of pudding?” Then, answer a question someone else has given. Come back to this page later to see if people have answered your question!

Practice!

We’ve prepared a worksheet for you to practice these words. The worksheet contains, puzzles, games, and quizzes for you to keep the learning fun and interesting. Download the worksheet here.

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