1000 Word Challenge - Week 5

This week follow Dr. Heidi on a nature walk in a park in California. Learn words related to nature, and pracitce your words from the previous weeks!

Birds in a Lake

Watch this week’s video on YouTube below.

Words for Week 5

Here are the 20 words for week 5. 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
believe to have (a specified opinion) : to think; or, to have trust in the ability, worth, etc., of someone or something
water the clear liquid that has no color, taste, or smell, that falls from clouds as rain, that forms streams, lakes, and seas, and that is used for drinking, washing, etc.
watch to look at (someone or something) for an amount of time and pay attention to what is happening
pretty attractive to look at usually in a simple or delicate way; or, to some degree or extent but not very or extremely
nature the physical world and everything in it (such as plants, animals, mountains, oceans, stars, etc.) that is not made by people
wall a structure of brick, stone, etc., that surrounds an area or separates one area from another
tree a usually tall plant that has a thick, wooden stem and many large branches
beautiful giving pleasure to the mind or the senses
mountain an area of land that rises very high above the land around it and that is higher than a hill
bird an animal that has wings and is covered with feathers
spirit the force within a person that is believed to give the body life, energy, and power
stone a piece of rock used for a particular purpose
wood the hard substance that makes up the stems and branches of trees and shrubs
row a straight line of people or things that are next to each other
lake a large area of water that is surrounded by land
duck any one of many different kinds of birds that swim and have a flat beak, a short neck, a heavy body, short legs, and webbed feet — often used before another noun
rabbit a small animal that usually lives in holes in the ground and has long ears, soft fur, and back legs that are longer than its front legs
courage the ability to do something that you know is difficult or dangerous
cute having a pleasing and usually youthful appearance
park a piece of public land in or near a city that is kept free of houses and other buildings and can be used for pleasure and exercise

Words in context

This week, Dr. Heidi visits a local park and talks about what she sees.

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.

Download Vocab Victor

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