Learn English Vocabulary – Most Common Words in English – Lesson 23

In this free English vocabulary video lesson you’ll learn the most common English words and phrases for everyday life with the help of carefully chosen pictures and example sentences frequently used in daily English conversation – against, ago, long ago, agency and agent.

 

against /əˈɡenst/     preposition

  1. next to and touching something

e.g.    Lean against the wall if you get tired.

  She leaned her head against the back of her chair.

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  1. opposed to

e.g.    I know you’d like to get a more expensive car, but I’m against it.

  Many people are against the plan.

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  1. on the other side in a game

e.g.    They are ready to play against the other team.

  They played against a football team from another school.

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ago /əˈɡoʊ/     adverb

before now, or in the past

e.g.    They got married four years ago.

  She learned to drive a long time ago.

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long ago

a very long time in the past

e.g.    Long ago, people made bridges out of rope.

  Some stone bridges built long ago are still used today.

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agency /ˈeɪdʒənsi/     noun

  1. a business that provides a service on behalf of other businesses

e.g.    Jennifer works for a travel agency.

  A travel agency plans holidays for people.

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  1. a government department that provides a particular service

e.g.    They’re trying to figure out which federal agency deals with this issue.

  the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA)

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agent /ˈeɪdʒənt/     noun

a person who does business for another person or for a company

e.g.    A real estate agent can help you sell your house faster.

  Joseph is an insurance agent.

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