4000 Essential English Words 1 Unit 12: The Crazy Artist
- alone [əˈləʊn] adj.
If someone is alone, they are not with another person.
→ The boy wanted to be alone to think.
- apartment [əˈpaːtmənt] n.
An apartment is a set of rooms in a building where people live.
→ She has a nice apartment in the city.
- article [ˈaːtikl] n.
An article is a story in a newspaper or magazine.
→ Did you read the article in the newspaper about the soccer game?
- artist [ˈɑːtɪst] n.
An artist is a person who paints, draws, or makes sculptures.
→ He went to Paris to become an artist.
- attitude [ˈӕtitjuːd] n.
Someone’s attitude is the way they feel and think.
→ John has a bad attitude. He’s always angry.
- compare [kəmˈpɛː] v.
To compare means to say how two things are the same and different.
→ If you compare cats and dogs, you’ll see that they’re both good pets.
- judge [dʒʌdʒ] v.
To judge something is to say if it is good or bad.
→ The boy was going to judge how his mother’s turkey tasted.
- magazine [maɡəˈziːn] n.
A magazine is a regular publication with news, stories, and articles.
→ She likes to read fashion magazines.
- material [məˈtɪərɪəl] n.
A material is what is used to make something.
→ Brick is a good material for building houses.
- meal [miːl] n.
A meal is a time when food is eaten like breakfast, lunch, or dinner.
→ Breakfast is my favorite meal because I enjoy breakfast foods.
- method [ˈmɛθəd] n.
A method is the way to do something.
→ One method to remember things is to tie a string around your finger.
- neighbor [ˈneɪ bər] n.
A neighbor is a person who lives near you.
→ I like my neighbor because he’s very friendly.
- professional [prəˈfɛʃ(ə)n(ə)l] adj.
If something is professional, it deals with work that uses special skills.
→ If you want to be a pilot, you must have professional training.
- profit [ˈprɒfɪt] n.
A profit is the extra money you make when you sell something.
→ I made a small profit from selling my old clothes.
- quality [ˈkwɒlɪti] n.
The quality of something is how good it is.
→ The quality of his car is very good.
- shape [ʃeɪp] n.
A shape is a simple form like a square or circle.
→ The triangle is my favorite shape.
- space [speɪs] n.
A space is an empty area.
→ I don’t have much space for things in my small house.
- stair [stɛː] n.
Stairs are the things that are used to go up in a building.
→ You can take the stairs to the second floor.
- symbol [ˈsɪmbəl] n.
A symbol is a thing that stands for something else.
→ This symbol tells us that we cannot smoke in this area.
- thin [θɪn] adj.
If someone or something is thin, they are not fat.
→ The man was thin because he didn’t eat much.