Learn English Vocabulary – Most Common Words in English – Lesson 5

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 – abuse (verb)abuse (noun)accident, by accidentaccidental and accidentally.

 

abuse  /əˈbjuːz/     verb (abuses, abusing, abused)

  1.    use something in a wrong or bad way; misuse

e.g.        People who abuse alcohol over a long period will develop health problems.

      Max abused his position as Mayor to give jobs to his friends.

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  1.    be cruel or unkind to somebody

e.g.        Leo was abused by his father.

      The boy had been physically and emotionally abused.

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  1.     say rude things to somebody

e.g.        The referee was abused by players from both teams.

      Many soldiers are verbally abused.

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abuse  /əˈbjuːs/     noun (no plural)

  1.     using something in a wrong or bad way

e.g.        drug abuse

      Tyler was arrested on charges of corruption and abuse of power.

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  1.    being cruel or unkind to somebody

e.g.        Victoria suffered years of physical abuse.

      sexual abuse

      child abuse

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  1.    rude words

e.g.        Jackson shouted abuse at Sophia.

      Isabelle was subjected to a torrent of abuse.

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accident  /ˈæksɪdənt/     noun

something, often bad, that happens by chance

e.g.        Julia had an accident when she was driving to work.

      I’m sorry I broke your watch – it was an accident.

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by accident 

by chance; not because you have planned it

e.g.        We met by accident at the airport.

      I took Carol’s book by accident. I thought it was mine.

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accidental  /ˌæksɪˈdentl/     adjective

If something is accidental, it happens by chance

e.g.        I didn’t think our meeting was accidental — Alice must have known I would be there.

      accidental injury

      accidental death

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accidentally  /ˌæksɪˈdentəli/     adverb

e.g.        As I turned around, I accidentally hit her in the face.

      Jason accidentally broke the window.

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