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In this video, you'll learn 20 of the most common words and phrases in English.
Hi everybody, my name is Alisha.
Welcome to The 800 Core English Words and Phrases video series!
This series will teach you the eight hundred most common words and phrases in English.
Ok! Let's get started! First is…
1. "kettle"
A kettle is something that you use to heat up water.
You might also hear this called a "teapot."
"The kettle is on the stove."
2. "pot"
A pot is something we use in the kitchen; it's usually big and round and we use it for soups and stews.
"That pot is ten years old."
3. "frog"
A frog is a small creature. They are typically green and we can see them around lakes and rivers.
"The green frog is in the water."
4. "pigeon"
A pigeon is a very common bird; they're very well known in, like, big cities and in town centers. It's kind of a nuisance or a pest.
"Don't feed the pigeons."
5. "guidebook"
A guidebook is a book that is intended to be used as a guide. We can use guidebooks for restaurants, for travel, for many different topics.
"A guidebook will give you helpful information for your trip."
6. "entrance"
An entrance is a place usually in a building where you can enter the space.
"Where’s the entrance?"
7. "tour guide"
A tour guide is someone who leads a tour. They are the person responsible for guiding the people on the tour.
"Meet your tour guide at the entrance to the hotel."
8. "reservation"
A reservation is an appointment. We use the word "reservation" when we're talking about restaurants, hotels, and flight tickets as well.
"Do you have a reservation?"
9. "passport"
A passport is a special document given by your country that allows you to travel internationally.
"The passport has expired."
10. "computer science"
Computer science is a topic of study; it's the use of computers and science together.
"Computer science classes are on Mondays."
11. "math"
Math is the short form of the word mathematics. It can refer to very simple mathematics or complicated mathematics.
"My favorite subject in school is math."
12. "feel"
The verb "feel" can be used to talk about the sensation of touching something or it can be used to express our emotions.
"I feel wonderful tonight."
13. "draw"
The verb "draw" is the verb that we use to refer to making a picture. So we use a pen or a pencil or something else to create a picture.
"The artist draws a picture."
14. "plan"
Plan can be used as a verb or as a noun. As a verb, it means to create a schedule for something.
"We'll plan the holiday to Europe."
15. "sale"
Sale is a noun, it refers to a discount. It's often used when shopping to refer to a place where you can receive a discount.
"There’s a big sale in the shoe department."
16. "shopping"
Shopping can be used as a noun, it can also be a verb in the progressive form. It refers to going out to a mall or a department store to look for something to buy.
"I love shopping for clothes."
17. "fourth"
"Fourth" comes after "third," which is after "second" and "first." It refers to the number four of something.
"For my fourth birthday my mother gave me a book."
18. "fifth"
Fifth refers to the number five of something; it comes after "fourth."
"You live on the fifth floor, don't you?"
19. "sixth"
So "sixth" refers to the number six of something. This is a really good word to practice some pronunciation, slow down that sixth that middle part there.
"The sixth book from the left."
20. "seventh"
"Seventh" refers to the number seven of something. This is just like the word seven but with TH at the end.
"Please read the seventh paragraph of the contract. "
Well done! In this lesson, you expanded your vocabulary and learned 20 new useful words.
See you next time! Bye-bye!

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