4000 Essential English Words 1 Unit 2: The Laboratory
Target Word List
- adventure [ədˈventʃər] n.
An adventure is a fun or exciting thing that you do.
→ Riding in the rough water was an adventure.
- approach [əˈproʊtʃ] v.
To approach something means to move close to it.
→ The boy approached his school.
- carefully [kɛərfəli] adv.
Carefully means with great attention, especially to detail or safety.
→ The baby carefully climbed down the stairs.
- chemical [ˈkɛmɪkəl] n.
A chemical is something that scientists use in chemistry.
→ The scientist mixed the chemicals.
- create [kriˈeit] v.
To create means to make something new.
→ She created an igloo from blocks of snow.
- evil [ˈiːvəl] adj.
Evil describes something or someone bad or cruel, not good.
→ The evil figure scared us all.
- experiment [ikˈsperəmənt] n.
An experiment is a test that you do to see what will happen.
→ The student did an experiment in science class.
- kill [kil] v.
To kill someone or something is to make them die.
→ I killed the fly with a fly swatter.
- laboratory [ˈlӕbrəto:ri] n.
A laboratory is a room where a scientist works.
→ My mother works in a laboratory.
- laugh [læf] n.
Laugh is the sound made when someone is happy or a funny thing occurs.
→ The sound of their laugh filled the room.
- loud [laʊd] adj.
If a sound is loud, it is strong and very easy to hear.
→ The man’s voice was so loud that we all could hear him.
- nervous [ˈnɜr vəs] adj.
When a person is nervous, they think something bad will happen.
→ The boy became nervous when he heard the news.
- noise [nɔɪz] n.
A noise is an unpleasant sound.
→ The crying baby made a loud noise.
- project [ˈprodʒekt] n.
A project is a type of work that you do for school or a job.
→ His afternoon work project was to paint the room green.
- scare [skɛər] v.
To scare someone is to make them feel afraid.
→ My uncle was scared by what he saw in the room.
- secret [ˈsiːkrɪt] n.
A secret is something that you do not tell other people.
→ The two boys were sharing a secret.
- shout [ʃaʊt] v.
To shout is to say something loudly.
→ My boss shouted at me because I was late for work.
- smell [smel] v.
To smell something means to use your nose to sense it.
→ The two friends smelled the flower.
- terrible [ˈtɛrəbəl] adj.
If something is terrible, it is very bad.
→ The way he treated his classmate was terrible.
- worse [wɜrs] adj.
If something is worse, it is of poorer quality than another thing.
→ Business was worse this month than last month.