4000 Essential English Words 1 Unit 28: The Party
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- band [band] n.
A band is a group of people who play music.
→ My brother is in a rock band.
- barely [ˈbɛːli] adv.
Barely means by the smallest amount, almost not.
→ I barely had enough money to pay for my bus ticket.
- boring [ˈbɔːrɪŋ] adj.
If something is boring, it is not fun.
→ I think the Internet is boring.
- cancel [ˈkans(ə)l] v.
To cancel means to decide that an event or a request will not happen.
→ She cancelled the rest of her plans because of the rain.
- driveway [ˈdrʌɪvweɪ] n.
A driveway is a short private road that leads to a person’s home.
→ The long driveway led us to their new house.
- garbage [ˈɡɑːbɪdʒ] n.
Garbage is waste material like unwanted or spoiled food, bottles, paper, etc.
→ The boy cleaned up the garbage around his house.
- instrument [ˈɪnstrʊm(ə)nt] n.
An instrument is something designed to do a certain task like music.
→ My favorite musical instrument is the piano.
- list [lɪst] n.
A list is a record of information printed with an item on each line.
→ My mom makes a list of groceries to buy.
- magic [ˈmadʒɪk] n.
Magic is the power to do impossible things.
→ The magician used magic to pull a rabbit out of his hat.
- message [ˈmɛsɪdʒ] n.
A message is a set of words that you send to someone.
→ I left a message for you in the envelope.
- notice [ˈnəʊtɪs] v.
To notice something is to see it for the first time.
→ Did you notice the view?
- own [əʊn] v.
To own something means to have it. That thing belongs to you.
→ My grandfather owns that house.
- predict [prɪˈdɪkt] v.
To predict something is to say that it will happen.
→ She predicted that I would get married next year.
- professor [prəˈfɛsə] n.
A professor is a person who teaches in college.
→ Mike’s science professor knows a lot about physics.
- rush [rʌʃ] v.
To rush is to go somewhere or do something very quickly.
→ Nancy rushed to finish her homework.
- schedule [ˈʃɛdjuːl] n.
A schedule is a plan that tells you when to do things.
→ What is your class schedule for today?
- share [ʃɛː] v.
To share something is to give some of it to another person.
→ Jimmy shared his apple with me.
- stage [steɪdʒ] n.
A stage is a place where actors or musicians act or sing.
→ A large screen was on the stage.
- storm [stɔːm] n.
A storm is very bad weather. There is a lot of rain or snow.
→ Did that storm wake you up last night?
- within [wɪðˈɪn] prep.
You use within to say that something is inside another thing.
→ Within the box, there was a pizza.