Learn English Vocabulary – Most Common Words in English – Lesson 3

In this free English vocabulary video lesson you’ll learn the most commonly used English words and phrases for everyday life with the help of carefully chosen pictures and example sentences frequently used in daily English conversation –  adult (noun), adult (adjective), absurd, aboutbe about to and abstract.

 

adult  /əˈdʌlt/     noun

a person or an animal that has grown to the full size; not a child

e.g.        Adults as well as children will enjoy this film.

      Children must be accompanied by an adult.

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adult  /əˈdʌlt/     adjective

e.g.        adult education

      More than half of adult Americans are considered overweight.

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absurd  /əbˈsɜːrd/     adjective

so silly that it makes you laugh

e.g.        Emily looks absurd in that hat!

      Don’t be absurd! Of course I can’t learn Japanese in three days!

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about  /əˈbaʊt/     preposition, adverb

  1. on the subject of; concerning

e.g.        a book about cats

      What are you thinking about?

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2.   a little more or less than; a little before or after

e.g.        Henry is about 30 years old.

      I arrived at about two o’clock.

      They waited for about an hour.

He's about 30 - Basic English Speaking - learn most common English words & phrases with pictures & example sentences frequently used in daily English conversation

 

  1.    almost

e.g.       Dinner is about ready.

     This is about the best we can hope for.

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be about to 

be going to do something very soon

e.g.  The film is about to start.

As the elevator doors were about to close, someone pushed the open button outside.

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abstract  /ˈæbstrækt/     adjective

  1.    about an idea, not a real thing

e.g.      abstract thought

  1.    not like a real thing

e.g.      an abstract painting

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