4000 Essential English Words 1 Unit 6: The Friendly Ghost
- advantage [ədˈvɑːntɪdʒ] n.
An advantage is something that helps you.
→ Being tall is an advantage to a basketball player.
- cause [kɔːz] v.
To cause is to make something happen.
→ The cold weather caused her to get sick.
- choice [tʃɔɪs] n.
A choice is the act or possibility of picking something.
→ I had my choice of five doors to open.
- community [kəˈmjuːnɪti] n.
A community is a group of people who live together.
→ The kids from my community usually play together.
- dead [dɛd] adj.
To be dead is to not be alive.
→ A dead person is usually buried in the ground.
- distance [ˈdɪst(ə)ns] n.
The distance between two things is how far it is between them.
→ The distance between the Earth and the Moon is 384,400 kilometers.
- escape [ɪˈskeɪp] v.
To escape is to run away from something bad.
→ The butterfly could not escape from the cage.
- face [feɪs] v.
If you face a problem, you deal with it.
→ My sister and I have to find a better way to face our differences.
- follow [ˈfɒləʊ] v.
To follow means to go behind someone and go where they go.
→ The little boy followed his mother home.
- fright [frʌɪt] n.
Fright is the feeling of being scared.
→ She was filled with fright.
- ghost [ɡəʊst] n.
A ghost is the spirit of a dead person.
→ Many people are afraid of ghosts.
- individual [ɪndɪˈvɪdjʊ(ə)l] n.
An individual is one person.
→ Only one individual could win the bicycle race.
- pet [pɛt] n.
A pet is an animal that lives with people.
→ Out of all my pets, the dog is my favorite.
- reach [riːtʃ] v.
To reach means to arrive at a place.
→ I was happy to finally reach my destination.
- return [rɪˈtəːn] v.
To return is to go back to a place.
→ I was happy to return home to my mom after school.
- survive [səˈvʌɪv] v.
To survive is to stay alive.
→ My dog survived her fall into the water.
- upset [ʌpsɛt] adj.
To be upset is to be unhappy about something.
→ She was upset because she broke her toy.
- voice [vɔɪs] n.
A voice is the sound a person makes when they talk or sing.
→ He used a microphone, so everyone could hear his voice.
- weather [ˈwɛðə:r] n.
The weather is the condition of the air: hot, rainy, windy, etc.
→ The weather can be sunny, rainy, or cold.
- wise [wʌɪz] adj.
To be wise is to use experience and intelligence to make good choices.
→ Many people believe that owls are very wise animals.