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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. "ninth"
Ninth refers to the number nine of something.
"Ramadan is the ninth month of the Muslim year."
2. "tenth"
Tenth refers to the number ten of something. We can use this in schedules, in tournaments, whatever.
"I finally made a goal on my tenth attempt."
3. "eighth"
Eighth refers to the number eight of something. The pronunciation might be a little tricky so be careful with this one.
"I live on the eighth floor."
4. "shaving razor"
A shaving razor is a razor used specifically for shaving hair; this could be on the face or on other parts of the body.
"disposable shaving razor"
5. "washcloth"
A washcloth is a noun and it refers to a cloth we specifically use for washing the body.
"The boy is washing his face with a washcloth."
6. "towel"
A towel is a cloth that we use to dry things. Usually, these can be very large, like, to take to the beach or very small, like, for drying our hands.
"This towel is too small for me."
7. "spoon"
A spoon is something we use to eat. It's a curved eating utensil and we usually use it to eat soups or stews or ice cream, those kinds of things.
"Forks, spoons, and knives are eating utensils."
8. "fork"
A fork is a utensil we use that has prongs at the end, so this is useful for picking things up, like stabbing things and picking things up.
"The fork is made of plastic."
9. "knife"
A knife is a utensil we use to cut food, it's usually very sharp.
"Could you pass me the knife?"
10. "plate"
A plate is something that we use to hold our food. It's a flat object; after we finish cooking food, we put it on a plate.
"This plate is different from that one."
11. "bee"
A bee is a very common creature. Lots of people are afraid of them, some people have allergies to them. Bees make honey.
"The bee is pollinating the yellow flower."
12. "ant"
An ant is a very common creature. They are very very small and they live in the ground. Usually, you see ants in big groups.
"Ants have six legs."
13. "snake"
Snakes are creatures that we typically don't see in cities; you might see them out in forests, maybe in desert areas. Lots of people are afraid of snake.
"The rattlesnake is coiled, and ready to strike."
14. "milk"
Milk is a very common and very popular drink. There are many different types of milk.
Traditionally, milk came from cows or perhaps goats or sheep, but now there are types that come from nuts or soy and so on.
"Milk is an important source of calcium for kids and adults."
15. "designer"
A designer is someone who has a design-related job. This could be a graphic designer, it could be an interior designer, it could be a fashion designer; someone who creates designs.
"She wants to become a fashion designer."
16. "artist"
An artist is a person who creates art. Art can mean many different things, it could be music, it could be movies, it could be paintings, something you experience in a museum, many different things.
"Many artists struggle for a long time before achieving success."
17. "soldier"
A soldier is someone who is employed by the military. So their job is to participate in the military and work for the military, sometimes, this means fighting.
"The soldiers are moving into position."
18. "entrepreneur"
Entrepreneur refers to someone who starts a business. They usually have a big idea that's kind of unique, they have maybe very innovative ways to approach their work sometimes.
"Entrepreneurs change the world with their ideas."
19. "short story"
A short story is different from a novel, for example, because it has very few pages. It's easy to read and understand quickly.
"I read only short stories."
20. "folder"
A folder is something that we use to keep documents. This can be a physical folder or it can be a digital folder. I'm sure you have many of these on your computer.
"I put the documents in a folder."
Well done! In this lesson, you expanded your vocabulary and learned 20 new useful words.
See you next time! Goodbye!