This week Dr. Heidi gives a short presentation using 20 words from the New General Service List. Listen to the presentation carefully, and read the captions on the white board. New vocabulary words are in red; words from previous weeks are in green.
Watch this week’s video on YouTube below.
Here is the text of the presentation Dr. Heidi gives at the beginning of the video. Notice that she does two things at the same time:
Reading this text and listening closely to the video will help you learn this week’s words!
So, I’ve been trying to develop this class, and the reason I’ve been including little story videos is because I want to make sure that you hear the words in context, but I’m thinking that the videos are probably too long, so I think that if I create a short presentation will be more helpful to you.
You can still develop your vocabulary, you can still develop your language skills, but we’ll try to do it in five minutes rather than ten or fifteen minutes. I think I can do that by creating a short presentation, and furthermore making the videos go a little faster.
One challenge that I have is that my viewers are all at different language levels. It is my intention to develop a framework that will be widely accessible to range of language learners.
I hope this class will be helpful to you. I recommend that you listen closely to the words, and whenever you don’t understand something, listen to it again, or download the definitions from the web site. The more you study, the more you will learn and remember, especially if you practice using the words in speaking and writing.
For this video, I’m using words across different difficulty levels from the New General Service List (link below).
The New General Service List (http://www.newgeneralservicelist.org/) is a great vocabulary list for English language learners. It contains 2800 of the most common and useful English words. All of the words from Week 7, and most of the words from the previous weeks, are from the NGSL. Thanks to Charlie Browne and his colleagues for developing this great resource!!!
Here are the 20 words for week 7. 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.
|to gain knowledge or skill by studying, practicing, being taught, or experiencing something
|a position or rank in a scale : a position that is high or low when compared to others
|a description of imaginary events that is told as a form of entertainment
|very likely : almost certainly
|to cause (something) to grow or become bigger or more advanced
|the system of words or signs that people use to express thoughts and feelings to each other
|one of the meetings in which students are taught a particular subject or activity
|a unit of time equal to 60 seconds : one 60th of an hour
|in every part of (a country, region, etc.)
|to make or produce (something) : to cause (something new) to exist
|lasting or continuing for a small amount of time : brief
|used to indicate something that deserves special mention
|an activity in which someone shows, describes, or explains something to a group of people
|making it easier to do a job, deal with a problem, etc. : giving help
|in a way that is very careful, complete, or precise
|in addition to what has been said : moreover — used to introduce a statement that supports or adds to a previous statement
|the thing that you plan to do or achieve : an aim or purpose
|by a large number of people
|the basic structure of something
|at any or every time that
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, “Did you like this week’s presentation?” 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.
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.