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1000 Word Challenge - Week 6

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Week 6!

This week practice your listening and reading skills as Dr. Heidi reads from Jane Eyre by Charlotte Brontë. The language in this book is a little more challenging than previous lessons, but the writing is very beautiful.

Watch this week’s video on YouTube below.


Words for Week 6

Here are the 20 words for week 6. 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
company guests or visitors especially at your home
question the possibility or chance of something happening or of someone doing something — used in negative statements, for example, there was no question of escape
aspect the way a person, place, or thing appears
exercise physical activity that is done in order to become stronger and healthier
possibility a chance that something might exist, happen, or be true : the state or fact of being possible
sea the salt water that covers much of the Earth’s surface
volume a book, or a book that is part of a series or set of books
extreme very great in degree
snow soft, white pieces of frozen water that fall to the ground from the sky in cold weather
mount to seat yourself on a horse, bicycle, etc.
privilege a right or benefit that is given to some people and not to others
shelter the state of being covered and protected from danger, bad weather, etc.
cluster to come together to form a group
wander to move around or go to different places usually without having a particular purpose or direction
curtain a piece of cloth or other material that is hung to protect or hide something
consciousness awareness or knowledge of something specified
accumulation to increase gradually in amount as time passes
bleak not warm, friendly, cheerful, etc.
shrub a plant that has stems of wood and is smaller than a tree : bush
shrubbery a group of shrubs planted together


Words in context - Jane Eyre

This week, Dr. Heidi reads from the first chapter of Jane Eyre by Charlotte Brontë. This book was written in 1847, so the writing may be a little different from what you are used to. Were you able to understand parts to the story:

The characters:

  • Jane (the narrator = The person telling the story)
  • Eliza, John, and Georgiana Reed (the other children)
  • Bessie (the nurse)
  • Mama (Eliza, John, and Georgiana’s mother)
  • Mrs. Reed (possibly the cook or housekeeper)

The setting:

  • Inside the house, with the children clustered around their mother
  • In the window seat looking outside

The book Jane is reading:

  • A book about different types of birds, Bewick’s History of British Birds
  • Jane describes both the scene outside the window, and the scenes described in the book.

The language in this book is worth studying; you can download the reading here:

Thanks to Paul Nation and his colleagues, who have replaced some of the difficult vocabulary with easier words that mean the same thing!!!

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 walk outside even if it’s cold?” 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.

Download Vocab Victor

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