1000 Word Challenge - Week 4

This week you’ll learn some nouns that can be made into adjectives by adding a -y to the end. As usual, we’ll have two main parts. First, I’ll give you the definitions for this weeks' words. Next, I’ll show you a video story that uses these words. This week, the video story will star my new friend, little Heidi!

Watch this week’s video on YouTube below. Be sure to watch the video to the end for a funny outtake!

Words for Week 4

Here are the 20 words for week 4. 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
free not limited in any way
path a track that is specially made for people to walk or ride on
rock the hard, solid material that the surface of the Earth is made of; or a piece of rock You can make an adjective out of this word by adding y, rocky.
dirt loose earth or soil
dirty not clean
slip to slide out of the proper position. You can make an adjective out of this word, but it’s a little irregular. The adjective is slippery.
grass plants that have narrow green leaves, that are eaten by cows, sheep, etc., and that are commonly grown on lawns and in gardens. The adjective form is grassy.
smooth having a flat, even surface : not rough : not having any bumps, ridges, or uneven parts
mud soft, wet dirt. You can make an adjective out of this word by adding y, but you need to double the d, muddy.
sand the very tiny, loose pieces of rock that cover beaches, deserts, etc. Adjective form, sandy
little small in size; or, young or younger; or, not lasting for a long time
fall to come or go down quickly from a high place or position
walk to move with your legs at a speed that is slower than running
wet covered or soaked with water or another liquid : not dry
plane a vehicle that has wings and an engine and can carry people or things in the air
crash to hit something hard enough to cause serious damage or destruction
along in a line matching the length or direction of (something)
fly to move through the air with wings
crazy wild and uncontrolled; or, very foolish or unreasonable
careful using care

Words in context

This week, Dr. Heidi narrates a video story called “Little Heidi goes for a Walk.”

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 game?” Then, answer a question someone else has given. Come back to this page later to see if people have answered your question!


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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