4000 Essential English Words 1 Unit 14: A Magical Book
- coach [kəʊtʃ] n.
A coach is a person who teaches sports.
→ My coach gets very excited during games.
- control [kənˈtrəʊl] v.
To control something is to make it do what you want.
→ To control the TV, just push the buttons.
- description [dɪˈskrɪpʃ(ə)n] n.
A description of someone or something says what they are like.
→ I gave a description of the man with the gun and hat to the police.
- direct [dɪˈrɛkt] adj.
If something is direct, it goes straight between two places.
→ The green path is a direct route to my house.
- exam [ɪɡˈzam] n.
An exam is a test.
→ I did some practice questions for the math exam on the board.
- example [ɪɡˈzɑːmp(ə)l] n.
An example of something is a thing that is typical of it.
→ Cola is an example of a soft drink.
- limit [ˈlɪmɪt] n.
A limit is the largest or smallest amount of something that you allow.
→ My mother put a limit on how much I could use the phone.
- local [ˈləʊk(ə)l] adj.
If something is local, it is nearby.
→ The local market in my neighborhood sells all the food we need.
- magical [ˈmadʒɪk(ə)l] adj.
Magical describes a quality that makes someone or something special.
→ The fireworks made the night sky look so magical.
- mail [meɪl] n.
Mail is letters and other things sent to people.
→ I get a lot of mail because I have friends all over the world.
- novel [ˈnɒv(ə)l] n.
A novel is a book that tells a story.
→ He wrote a great novel about ancient China.
- outline [ˈaʊtlʌɪn] n.
An outline is the plan for a story or essay.
→ Before I wrote my essay, I made an outline.
- poet [ˈpəʊɪt] n.
A poet is a person who writes poems.
→ William Shakespeare was one of the greatest poets.
- print [prɪnt] v.
To print something is to put it onto paper.
→ Make sure that you print your name clearly.
- scene [siːn] n.
A scene is one part of a book or movie.
→ A movie is made up of many short pieces or scenes.
- sheet [ʃiːt] n.
A sheet is a thin flat piece of paper.
→ I only needed a single sheet of paper to do my homework.
- silly [ˈsɪli] adj.
If someone or something is silly, they show a lack of thought.
→ I made a silly mistake of dropping mom’s vase.
- store [stɔː] n.
A store is a place where you can buy things.
→ I picked up a few things at the grocery store.
- suffer [ˈsʌfə] v.
To suffer is to feel pain.
→ Her headache made her suffer all day.
- technology [tɛkˈnɒlədʒi] n.
Technology is new things made by using science.
→ He loves technology such as laptop computers.