Learn English Vocabulary – Most Common Words in English – Lesson 10

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 – act (verb), act (noun), act as something, in the act of (doing something) and acre.

 

act /ækt/     verb (acts, acting, acted)

  1. do something for a particular purpose

e.g.    Doctors acted quickly to save the girl’s life after the accident.

  We must act now to prevent further damage to our rainforests.

Doctors acted quickly to save the girl’s life - Learn the most common English vocabulary words with pictures & examples frequently used in daily English conversation

 

  1. behave in a particular way

e.g.    Jason acted as if he’d never seen Jennifer before.

  Stop acting like a child!

He acted as if he’d never seen her before - Learn the most common English vocabulary words with pictures & examples frequently used in daily English conversation

 

  1. perform a part in a play or film

e.g.    Who’s acting the part of Hamlet?

  Have you ever acted?

Who’s acting the part of Hamlet - basic English speaking - learn the most common English vocabulary words with examples frequently used in daily English conversation

 

act /ækt/     noun

  1. a particular thing that somebody does

e.g.    an act of kindness

  John was arrested on suspicion of planning terrorist acts.

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  1. a law that has been passed by Congress or Parliament

e.g.    The Act was passed by a majority of 180 votes to 138

  The company had violated the Data Security Act of 2006.

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  1. one part of a play, opera, or ballet

e.g.    This play has five acts.

  Michelle arrived at the theatre late and missed the first act.

This play has five acts - basic English speaking- Learn the most common English words & phrases with pictures & examples frequently used in daily English conversation

 

act as something

do a particular job for a short time

e.g.        Robert acted as manager while his boss was ill.

      My brother speaks Greek – he can act as interpreter.

He acted as manager while his boss was ill - Learn the most common English vocabulary words with pictures & examples frequently used in daily English conversation

 

in the act of (doing something)

while you are doing something

e.g.        Daniel was caught in the act of stealing the money.

      Kevin paused in the act of putting down the phone.

He was caught in the act of stealing the money - Learn the most common English vocabulary words with pictures & examples frequently used in daily English conversation

 

acre /ˈeɪkər/     noun

a unit for measuring an area of land (=43,560 ft2or 4,047 m2)

e.g.        20 acres of land

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e.g.        The hotel sits in 200 acres of parkland.

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