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American English Vocabulary Introduction

Today in the classroom you are going to learn about the 1,500 American English language words you should know.
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American English Vocabulary Introduction

The Fun Easy English 1,500 Words You Should Know come from the VOA, Voice of America, Special English Word Book Vocabulary. Special English, now called Learning English consists of 1,500 essential words which anyone learning English should know. The following are the links to the individual word pages.
Special English Vocabulary letters A - M

Special English Vocabulary - letter A
Special English Vocabulary - letter B
Special English Vocabulary - letter C
Special English Vocabulary - letter D
Special English Vocabulary - letter E
Special English Vocabulary - letter F
Special English Vocabulary - letter G
Special English Vocabulary - letter H
Special English Vocabulary - letter I
Special English Vocabulary - letter J
Special English Vocabulary - letter K
Special English Vocabulary - letter L
Special English Vocabulary - letter M
Special English Vocabulary letters N - Z

Special English Vocabulary - letter N
Special English Vocabulary - letter O
Special English Vocabulary - letter P
Special English Vocabulary - letter Q
Special English Vocabulary - letter R
Special English Vocabulary - letter S
Special English Vocabulary - letter T
Special English Vocabulary - letter U
Special English Vocabulary - letter V
Special English Vocabulary - letter W
Special English Vocabulary - letter X
Special English Vocabulary - letter Y
Special English Vocabulary - letter Z
From YOUR Teacher: Words You Should Know

Fun Easy English Words You Should Know comes from  the VOA, Voice of America, Special English Word Book Vocabulary. Special English, now called Learning English, consists of 1,500 essential words which anyone learning English should know.
VOA Learning English Programs

Learning English is VOA’s multimedia source of news and information for millions of English learners worldwide. Their audio programs and captioned videos are written using vocabulary at the intermediate and upper-beginner level. Their programs are read one-third slower than normal English speed. Online texts, MP3s and podcasts let people read, listen and learn American English and much more.

Voice of America Learning English
 
Additional Lessons
About These Lessons

The following classroom lessons are great for students who want additional conversation, listening, and reading practice. Please post a comment at the bottom of this page in the Facebook Comments window with your thoughts about these lessons.
  • Conversation Lesson - Beginner Level. Dialogs for everyday use. Short situational dialogs for students of English as a Foreign (EFL) or Second (ESL) Language with a written conversation and a conversation notes section.
Conversation Lesson 10 - A Crowded Theater
(Beginner - Conversation, Reading)

Dialogs for everyday use. Short situational dialogs for students of English as a Foreign (EFL) or Second (ESL) Language.
A Crowded Theater

Bob: Excuse me, is this seat taken?

Larry: No. it isn’t.

Bob: Would you mind moving over one, so that my friend and I can sit together?

Larry: No, not at all.

Bob: Thanks a lot.
Conversation Notes
  • Would you mind moving over one
  • Would you mind is a polite request form meaning Are you willing to. Literally, it is roughly equivalent to Do you object to or Do you dislike. Therefore, to indicate that he is willing to comply with the request, the person answering will use a negative form, such as No, not at all or No, of course not. By this he means No, I don’t mind = I will be glad to. Moving. Notice that the verb following Would you mind… is in the ­ing form. Other examples: Would you mind opening a window? Would you mind waiting a few minutes? Would you mind speaking a little more slowly?
  • so that
  • Meaning is so that which means in order that.
  • No, not at all
  • Meaning is no, I wouldn’t mind at all or No, of course not.
Source: U.S. State Department
Additional Conversation
Conversation

This is a collection of 36 situational conversations which focus on spoken American English in a relatively natural way....these lessons are for intermediate students.
Conversation

This is a collection of 30 situational conversations. Each conversation is accompanied by language notes....these lessons are for advanced students.
Conversation

English conversation lessons. 52 lessons covering pronunciation, speaking, writing, and grammar topics....these lessons are for beginning students.
Conversation

English conversation lessons. 30 lessons focusing mostly on communication and grammar topics....these lessons are for intermediate students.
Additional Information
Study Tips
(Beginner - Listening)

Avoid Ineffective Study Methods. An audio lesson to help you study English more effectively. The English is spoken at 75% of normal speed. Great English study tips.
Click here to visit the lesson page with the written script for this audio program.