4000 Essential English Words 1 Unit 20: The Seven Cities of Gold
- achieve [əˈtʃiːv] v.
To achieve something is to successfully do it after trying hard.
→ I was happy that I could achieve my goal.
- advise [ədˈvʌɪz] v.
To advise someone is to tell them what to do.
→ My mother often advises people about their money.
- already [ɔːlˈrɛdi] adv.
If something happens already, it happens before a certain time.
→ It is already time for the movie to start. Let’s go in.
- basic [ˈbeɪsɪk] adj.
If something is basic, it is very simple or easy.
→ I learned some basic English skills in school today.
- bit [bɪt] n.
A bit is a small amount of something.
→ I ate a bit of chocolate before I went to bed.
- consider [kənˈsɪdə] v.
To consider something means to think about it.
→ Pete didn’t like his job. He considered getting a new one.
- destroy [dɪˈstrɔɪ] v.
To destroy means to damage something so badly that it cannot be used.
→ The glass was destroyed.
- entertain [ɛntəˈteɪn] v.
To entertain someone is to do something that they enjoy.
→ The clown entertained the kids at the party.
- extra [ˈɛkstrə] adj.
If something is extra, it is more than what is needed.
→ The squirrel had extra nuts for the winter.
- goal [ɡəʊl] n.
A goal is something you work toward.
→ Her goal was to become a doctor.
- lie [lʌɪ] v.
To lie is to say or write something untrue to deceive someone.
→ Whenever Pinocchio lied to his father, his nose grew.
- meat [miːt] n.
Meat is food made of animals.
→ This piece of meat I’m eating tastes very good.
- opinion [əˈpɪnjən] n.
An opinion is a thought about a person or a thing.
→ Meg told me her opinion of my story. She said it was not funny.
- real [riːl] adj.
If something is real, it actually exists.
→ The handbag has a stamp on it, so it’s real.
- reflect [rɪˈflɛkt] v.
To reflect is when a surface sends back light, heat, sound or an image.
→ Her face was reflected on the smooth glass.
- regard [rɪˈɡɑːd] v.
To regard someone or something is to think of them in a certain way.
→ The boy regarded the girl as a good friend.
- serve [səːv] v.
To serve someone is to give them food or drinks.
→ He served us our drinks quickly.
- vegetable [ˈvɛdʒtəb(ə)l] n.
A vegetable is a plant used as food.
→ Carrots are my favorite vegetable.
- war [wɔː] n.
A war is a big fight between two groups of people.
→ Many young men died in the war.
- worth [wəːθ] adj.
If something is worth an amount of money, it costs that amount.
→ Our house is worth a lot of money.