Learn English Vocabulary – Most Common Words in English – Lesson 6

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 – acquire, acquaintance, accompanyaccord, of your own accord and according to.

 

acquire /əˈkwaɪər/     verb (acquires, acquiring, acquired)

get or buy something

e.g.        Ellie has acquired a good knowledge of English.

      The company has just acquired new premises.

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acquaintance /əˈkweɪntəns/     noun

a person that you know but who is not a close friend

e.g.        He’s just a business acquaintance.

      Sarah has a wide circle of friends and acquaintances.

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accompany /əˈkʌmpəni/     verb (accompanies, accompanying, accompanied)

  1.     go with somebody to a place

e.g.        The teacher accompanied the class on their skiing holiday.

      Children under 12 must be accompanied by an adult.

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  1.     happen at the same time as something else

e.g.        Thunder is usually accompanied by lightning.

      The illness is often accompanied by sneezing and fever.               

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  1. play a musical instrument while somebody else sings a song or plays the main tune

e.g.    The singer was accompanied on the piano by her brother.

  You sing and I’ll accompany you on the guitar.

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accord   /əˈkɔːrd/          noun

a formal agreement between two organizations, countries, etc

e.g.        a trade accord between Europe and Canada

      The two sides signed a peace accord last October.

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of your own accord  

because you want to, not because somebody has asked you

e.g.        Lucas left the job of his own accord.

      The door seemed to move of its own accord.

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according to   /əˈkɔːrdɪŋ tə/             preposition

as somebody or something says

e.g.        According to Jim, this film is really good.

      The church was built in 1598, according to this book.

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