Learn English Vocabulary – Most Common Words in English – Lesson 13

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 – adapt, ad, addaddict and addicted.

 

adapt /əˈdæpt/     verb (adapts, adapting, adapted)

  1. change the way that you do things because you are in a new situation

e.g.    Sharon has adapted very well to being at a new school.

  A large organization can be slow to adapt to change.

She has adapted very well to being at a new school - Learn most common English vocabulary words with pictures & examples frequently used in daily English conversation

 

  1. change something so that you can use it in a different way

e.g.    The car was adapted for use as a taxi.

  The classroom has been specially adapted to take wheelchairs.

The car was adapted for use as a taxi- Learn the most common English vocabulary words & phrases with pictures & examples frequently used in daily English conversation

 

ad /æd/     noun

short for advertisement

e.g.    an ad for perfume

  We put an ad in the local paper.

an ad for perfume - Learn most common English vocabulary words with pictures & example sentences frequently used in daily English conversation, basic English speaking

 

add /æd/     verb (adds, adding, added)

  1. put something with something else

e.g.    A new wing was added to the building.

  Do you want to add your name to the list?

A new wing was added to the building - Learn the most common English vocabulary words & phrases with pictures & examples frequently used in daily English conversation

 

  1. put numbers together

e.g.    If you add 3 and 2 you get 5.

  Add the two numbers together.

If you add 3 and 2 you get 5 - Learn English vocabulary with pictures & example sentences frequently used in daily English conversation, basic English speaking lesson

 

  1. say something more

e.g.    I should add that I am happy about this decision.

  ‘And don’t be late,’ he added.

I should add that I am happy about this decision - Learn most common English vocabulary words with pictures & examples frequently used in daily English conversation

 

addict /ˈædɪkt/     noun

  1. a person who is unable to stop taking harmful drugs

e.g.    Carol used to be a drug addict.

  Anthony is a recovering heroin addict.

She used to be a drug addict - Learn English vocabulary with pictures & example sentences frequently used in daily English conversation, basic English speaking lesson

 

  1. a person who is very interested in something and spends a lot of time doing it

e.g.    George is a complete video game addict.

  Many young boys become computer addicts.

He is a complete video game addict - Learn the most common English vocabulary words & phrases with pictures & examples frequently used in daily English conversation

 

addicted /əˈdɪktɪd/     adjective

unable to stop wanting something that is bad for you

e.g.    Patricia became addicted to alcohol.

  It did not take Jason very long to get addicted to gambling.

Patricia became addicted to alcohol - Learn the most common English vocabulary words & phrases with pictures & examples frequently used in daily English conversation