4000 Essential English Words 1 Unit 3: The Report
- alien [ˈeɪljən] n.
An alien is a creature from a different world.
→ The alien came in peace.
- among [əˈmʌŋ] prep.
If you are among certain things, they are all around you.
→ There was a red apple among the green ones.
- chart [tʃɑ:rt] n.
A chart is a list of information.
→ We used a chart to see how we had improved.
- cloud [klaʊd] n.
A cloud is a group of water drops in the sky.
→ The sky was filled with white clouds.
- comprehend [ˌkɒmprɪˈhɛnd] v.
To comprehend something is to understand it.
→ Henry could not comprehend the message.
- describe [dɪˈskraɪb] v.
To describe is to say or write what someone or something is like.
→ They described their tree as colorful with gold ribbon and a star.
- ever [ˈɛvər] adv.
Ever means at any time.
→ Going skiing last winter was the most fun I’ve ever had.
- fail [feɪl] v.
To fail means you do not succeed in what you try to do.
→ Since he failed to get the job, he was sad.
- friendly [ˈfrɛndlɪ] adj.
Friendly is behaving in a pleasant, kind way toward someone.
→ The friendly animals came up to the girl.
- grade [ɡreɪd] n.
A grade is a score or mark given to someone’s work.
→ I managed to get good grades on my report card.
- instead [inˈsted] adv.
Instead means in place of.
→ He ate the carrot instead of the ice cream.
- library [ˈlaibrəri] n.
A library is a place where you go to read books.
→ The library at school is full of books.
- planet [ˈplænət] n.
A planet is a large round thing in space.
→ Saturn is the planet with the ring around it.
- report [rɪˈpɔrt] n.
A report is something students write for school.
→ Karen had trouble writing her report.
- several [ˈsɛvərəl] adj.
Several is more than two but not many.
→ He had to read several books for class.
- solve [sɒlv] v.
To solve something is to find an answer to it.
→ All the students could easily solve the math problem.
- suddenly [ˈsʌd(ə)nli] adv.
If something happens suddenly, it happens quickly and unexpectedly.
→ I was suddenly surprised by the cake my friends brought me.
- suppose [səˈpəʊz] v.
To suppose is to guess.
→ I suppose I should go home now.
- universe [ˈjuːnɪvəːs] n.
The universe is the known or supposed objects in space.
→ The universe is so large that it cannot be measured.
- view [vjuː] v.
To view is to look at something.
→ Michael likes to view himself in the mirror.