Learn English Vocabulary – Most Common Words in English – Lesson 2

In this free English vocabulary video lesson you’ll learn the most commonly used English words for everyday life with the help of carefully chosen pictures and example sentences for practical applications –  absent, absence, absolute, absolutely, aboardabroad, abolish, abolition and accent.


absent  /ˈæbsənt/     adjective

not here; away

e.g.        George was absent from school yesterday because he was ill.

absence  /ˈæbsəns/     noun (no plural)

a time when a person or thing is not there

e.g.        I am doing Julie’s job in her absence.

George was absent from school yesterday because he was ill - Learn the most common words in English with pictures and example sentences - A - Vocabulary lesson 1


absolute  /ˈæbsəluːt/     adjective


e.g.        Sandra has never played chess before. She’s an absolute beginner.

absolutely  /ˈæbsəluːtli/     adverb


e.g.        You’re absolutely right.

      Michael trusted her absolutely.

absolute beginner - Learn the most common words in English with pictures and example sentences - A - Vocabulary lesson 2


aboard  /əˈbɔːrd/     adverb, preposition

on or onto a ship, train, bus or an airplane

e.g.        Are all the passengers aboard the ship?

      We went aboard the plane.

Are all the passengers aboard the ship - Learn the most common words in English with pictures and example sentences - A - Vocabulary lesson 1


abroad  /əˈbrɔːd/     adverb

in or to another country

e.g.        Are you going abroad this summer?

      Lisa lives abroad.

Are you going abroad this summer - Learn the most common words in English with pictures and example sentences - A - Vocabulary lesson 1


abolish  /əˈbɑːlɪʃ/        

verb (abolishes, abolishing, abolished /əˈbɑːlɪʃt/)

stop or end something by law

e.g.        The Americans abolished slavery in 1863.

abolition  /ˌæbəˈlɪʃn/     noun (no plural)

e.g.        the abolition of hunting

The Americans abolished slavery in 1863 - Learn the most common words in English with pictures and example sentences - A - Vocabulary lesson 1


accent  /ˈæksent/     noun

  1.    the way a person from a certain place or country speaks a language

e.g.         Maria speaks English with an American accent.

  1.    saying one word or part of a word more strongly than another

e.g.        In the word ‘because’, the accent is on the second part of the word.

Maria speaks English with an American accent - Learn the most common words in English with pictures and example sentences - A - Vocabulary lesson 1



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