4000 Essential English Words 1 Unit 27: The Spider and the Bird
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- actually [ˈaktʃʊəli] adv.
Actually means in fact or really.
→ My dad looks a little mean, but actually, he’s very kind.
- bite [bʌɪt] n.
Bite is the act of using your teeth to cut and tear into something.
→ The boy took a big bite out of his hamburger.
- coast [kəʊst] n.
The coast is the land by an ocean.
→ I stayed on the southern coast of Australia.
- deal [diːl] n.
A deal is an agreement that you have with another person.
→ I made a deal with the other company to give us some money.
- desert [dɪˈzəːt] n.
The desert is an area of land without many plants or water.
→ Not many plants grow in the desert.
- earthquake [ˈəːθkweɪk] n.
An earthquake is a shaking movement of the ground.
→ The building shook during the earthquake.
- effective [ɪˈfɛktɪv] adj.
If something is effective, it works well.
→ Swimming is an effective way to stay healthy.
- examine [ɪɡˈzamɪn] v.
To examine something is to look at it carefully.
→ The doctor examined my eyes today.
- false [fɔːls] adj.
If something is false, it is not correct.
→ If you think the answer is false, press the red button.
- gift [ɡɪft] n.
A gift is something you give someone.
→ Dave received many gifts for Christmas.
- hunger [ˈhʌŋɡə] n.
Hunger is the feeling that you get when you need to eat.
→ After playing all day long, he was filled with hunger.
- imagine [ɪˈmadʒɪn] v.
To imagine something is to think of it in your mind.
→ Sally imagined herself winning lots of money.
- journey [ˈdʒəːni] n.
A journey is a long trip.
→ I went on a journey across the country with my parents.
- puzzle [ˈpʌz(ə)l] n.
A puzzle is something that is hard to understand.
→ The question was a puzzle to him.
- quite [kwʌɪt] adv.
Quite is used to say that something is complete or very much.
→ I think typing on a keyboard is quite easy.
- rather [ˈrɑːðə] adv.
Rather is used when you want to do one thing but not the other.
→ I would rather have the red one than the blue one.
- specific [spəˈsɪfɪk] adj.
If something is specific, it is precise or exact.
→ Please choose a specific place on the map.
- tour [tʊə] n.
A tour is a short trip in which you see many sights.
→ I took a tour of Asia and Europe.
- trip [trɪp] n.
A trip is a journey to a certain place.
→ Ken took a trip to the city yesterday.
value [ˈvaljuː] n.
If something has value, it is worth a lot of money.
→ Matthew found a treasure of very high value.