4000 Essential English Words 1 Unit 17: The Race for Water
- 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]
A 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.
A 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.
A puddle is a pool of liquid on the ground.
→ When the ice melted, it formed a puddle.
- response [rɪˈspɒns] n.
A response is the answer to a question.
→ He asked if I was sad. My response was “No.”
- season [ˈsiːz(ə)n] n.
A 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.
A 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.