4000 Essential English Words 1 Unit 9: The Starfish
- against [əˈɡeɪnst] prep.
To be against something is to be touching it or opposed to it.
→ They both leaned against the wall.
- beach [biːtʃ] n.
The beach is a sandy or rocky place by the ocean.
→ The little girl built a sandcastle on the beach.
- damage [ˈdamɪdʒ] v.
To damage something is to break it.
→ The car was damaged in the accident.
- discover [dɪˈskʌvə] v.
To discover something is to find it for the first time.
→ I discovered some new information in this book!
- emotion [ɪˈməʊʃ(ə)n] n.
An emotion is how you feel.
→ Anger is a common emotion that we all feel.
- fix [fɪks] v.
To fix something is to make it work.
→ My dad has many tools to help him fix broken things.
- frank [fraŋk] adj.
If you are frank, you are being very honest.
→ The teacher had a frank discussion with her students.
- identify [ʌɪˈdɛntɪfʌɪ] v.
To identify something is to be able to name it.
→ I used the file to identify his name.
- island [ˈʌɪlənd] n.
An island is a land in the middle of water.
→ Japan is a group of islands.
- ocean [ˈəʊʃ(ə)n] n.
The ocean is all of the salt water that surrounds land.
→ The ocean can make powerful waves.
- perhaps [pəˈhaps] adv.
Perhaps is used when you say that something could happen.
→ Perhaps I will eat an apple for lunch.
- pleasant [ˈplɛz(ə)nt] adj.
If something is pleasant, you enjoy it.
→ The character had a pleasant look on its face.
- prevent [prɪˈvɛnt] v.
To prevent something is to stop it from happening.
→ The handcuffs prevented me from moving my hands.
- rock [rɒk] n.
A rock is a hard thing in the dirt.
→ I stacked rocks on top of one another.
- save [seɪv] v.
To save something is to keep it from being hurt.
→ I want to help save the world.
- step [stɛp] v.
To step is to walk.
→ Be careful where you step.
- still [stɪl] adv.
Still is used when you say that a situation keeps going on.
→ They are still waiting in line to get tickets.
- taste [teɪst] n.
A taste is the flavor something makes in your mouth.
→ The taste of the fruit was sweet.
- throw [θrəʊ] v.
To throw something is to use your hand to make it go through the air.
→ The pitcher can throw the baseball very fast.
- wave [weɪv] n.
A wave is a line of water that moves higher than the rest of the water.
→ The water was filled with large blue waves.