Learn English Vocabulary – Most Common Words in English – Lesson 11

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 – acrossacrobat, acting (noun)acting (adjective)action and in action.

 

across /əˈkrɔːs/     adverb, preposition

  1. from one side to the other side

e.g.    We walked across the street.

  Where’s the nearest bridge across the river?

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  1. on the opposite side of something

e.g.    Richard was sitting across from Julia.

  There is a bus stop just across the road.

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acrobat /ˈækrəbæt/     noun

a person who entertains people by performing difficult physical acts such as jumping and balancing, especially at a circus

e.g.        a circus acrobat

      The acrobat balanced himself on the high rope.

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acting /ˈæktɪŋ/     noun (no plural)

the job or skill of performing in plays or films

e.g.        She started her acting career while still at school.

      Laura studied acting in New York.

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acting /ˈæktɪŋ/     adjective

doing the work of another person for a short time

e.g.        Robert was the acting manager.

      Ms. Ruth Smith will be the acting treasurer.

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action /ˈækʃn/     noun

  1. (uncountable) the process of doing something, especially for a particular purpose

e.g.    Firefighters took action immediately to stop the blaze from spreading.

  Now is the time for action!

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  1. (countable) a thing that someone does

e.g.    The doctor’s prompt actions saved the boy’s life.

  Each of us must take responsibility for our own actions.

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in action

doing the job or activity you are trained to do; in operation

e.g.        soccer players in action

      We watched the machine in action.

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