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4000 Essential English Words 1 Unit 17: The Race for Water

4000 Essential English Words 1 Unit 17: The Race for Water

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  • appreciate [əˈpriːsɪeɪt] v. 

To appreciate something is to understand its good qualities.

 I can appreciate the lovely scenery.

  • available [əˈveɪləb(ə)l] adj. 

If something is available, it means you can get it.

 There were many seats available in the room.

  • beat [biːt] v. 

To beat someone means to do better than they do.

 I managed to beat everyone in the race.

  • bright [brʌɪt] adj. 

If something is bright, it shows a lot of light.

 The bright light from the explosion hurt my eyes.

  • celebrate [ˈsɛlɪbreɪt] v. 

To celebrate is to do something to show that an event is special.

 We all celebrated when we heard the great news.

  • determine [dɪˈtəːmɪn] v.

To determine means to choose or make a decision.

 He tried to determine which one to eat first.

  • disappear [dɪsəˈpɪə] v.

To disappear means to go away or not be seen.

 The top of the building is disappearing in the clouds.

  • else [ɛls] adj. 

If you talk about something else, you talk about something different.

 I wanted a bike for my birthday, but I got something else.

  • fair [fɛː] adj. 

Fair describes treating someone in a way that is reasonable or right.

 He sold me his car for a fair price.

  • flow [fləʊ] v. 

To flow is to move easily and continuously in one direction.

 The water flowed over the rocks and into the lake.

  • forward [ˈfɔːwəd] adv. 

If you move forward, you move in the direction in front of you.

 When he saw his mother, the baby crawled forward to her.

  • hill [hɪl] 

hill is a round area of land. It is higher than the land around it.

 The sun was rising above the green hills.

  • level [ˈlɛv(ə)l] n. 

level is a point on a scale that measures something.

 Please check the level of the temperature.

  • lone [ləʊn] adj. 

If someone or something is lone, they are the only one of that kind.

 A lone man walked along the street.

  • puddle [ˈpʌd(ə)l] n. 

puddle is a pool of liquid on the ground.

 When the ice melted, it formed a puddle.

  • response [rɪˈspɒns] n. 

response is the answer to a question.

 He asked if I was sad. My response was “No.”

  • season [ˈsiːz(ə)n] n. 

season is a time of the year: spring, summer, fall or winter.

 Fall is a warm season, while winter is very cold.

  • solution [səˈluːʃ(ə)n] n. 

solution is a way to solve a problem.

 There are many problems. We need solutions!

  • waste [weɪst] v. 

To waste means to carelessly use something all up.

 Turn off the water so you don’t waste it.

  • whether [ˈwɛðə] conj. 

You use whether when you must choose between two things.

 I could not decide whether to go left or right.

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