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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. "frying pan"
A frying pan is a very common item to have in a kitchen. It's usually quite large and it has a handle on it; we use it to make eggs, pancakes, many different things.
"This frying pan is very cheap."
2. "cutting board"
A cutting board is, as it sounds, it's a board that can be wood or plastic or maybe another material, that we use to cut on. This is to keep our counters clean and safe.
"The cook is cutting a hard-boiled egg on the cutting board."
3. "sink"
A sink is a place where you wash your hands; or in the kitchen, a place where you wash your dishes.
"The sink is almost full."
4. "bowl"
A bowl is something that we use to eat soup or stew or perhaps ice cream; anything that is kind of liquid-like.
"The bowl is empty."
5. "exit"
An exit is a way out of somewhere.
"Where is the exit?"
6. "map"
A map can be a physical item or a digital item; it's a guide to the area around us, or it can be a guide to a larger region, like a state, a city, or even the world.
"Check the map to find your way to your destination."
7. "suitcase"
A suitcase is something that we use to keep our belongings in when we travel. A suitcase can be very small or it can be very large.
"Do not leave valuables in your suitcase."
8. "tourist"
A tourist is someone who visits a city or a country just to see the sights; they don't live there, they're just there temporarily for a short time to enjoy famous places.
"The tourist is taking pictures of the animals."
9. "politics"
Politics refers to the government of a country, or to the government of a world, it's a popular discussion topic. People like to talk about policies, about people and about ideas relating to world governments.
"The politician is talking politics."
10. "biology"
Biology is a subject of study; it's a subject in science. Biology refers to living things, to organisms, plants, animals, and creatures.
"Biology is the study of living organisms."
11. "chemistry"
Chemistry is another subject of study, also a science. Chemistry looks at very very small scale reactions between chemicals, gases, many different kinds of things.
"The laboratory is a place to learn about chemistry."
12. "physics"
Physics is another topic in the science category. Physics looks at how we understand the world in terms of things like time and space and gravity.
"I know the basics of physics."
13. "economics"
Economics is the study of the economy, so this refers to the money that comes and goes and moves around inside a country, or around the world as well.
"Economics is a good background for many fields."
14. "put"
"Put" is a verb; we can understand it as meaning to place, so it sounds a little bit less formal than "place."
"Please try to put this box on the top shelf."
15. "remember"
Remember is a verb; it means to recall information, to be able to think of something that you saw or heard or learned about in the past.
"I will try to remember."
16. "hold"
Hold is a verb which refers to keeping something, usually in your hand.
"hold on to the handrail"
17. "shopping cart"
A shopping cart is something we use in the supermarket. They're generally kind of large, we can push them around the store and we put our items inside.
"The shopping cart is empty."
18. "plastic bag"
A plastic bag is the bag that we get from many stores like supermarkets or convenience stores or maybe other retail stores. We get a plastic bag after we purchase items.
"The man is carrying a plastic bag full of groceries."
19. "comedy"
Comedy is an art form; it's the art of making people laugh. Comedy is also a movie genre.
"They’re watching a comedy and laughing."
20. "novel"
A novel is a type of book; it's a long story so there are many different kinds of books.
Books that are novels refer to these long stories, often with complex plots and interesting characters.
"I like suspense novels."
Well done! In this lesson, you expanded your vocabulary and learned 20 new useful words.
See you next time! Bye!