Fun Easy English Classroom June 15


Learn American
English vocabulary
beginning with
letter G
American English Vocabulary - Letter G

Today in the classroom you are going to learn some words you should know beginning with the letter G.
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American English Vocabulary - Letter G

The words on this page came from the VOA, Voice of America, Special English Word Book. Use the Fun Easy English dictionary for a more detailed explanation of each word.
  • gain - v. to get possession of; to get more; to increase
  • game - n. an activity with rules in which people or teams play or compete, usually sports
  • gas - n. any substance that is not solid or liquid; any substance that burns to provide heat, light or power
  • gather - v. to bring or come together into a group or place; to collect
  • general - n. a high military leader; ad. without details; affecting or including all or almost all
  • generation - n. a group of individuals born and living at about the same time. ("The mother and daughter represented two generations.")
  • genocide - n. a plan of action to kill or destroy a national, religious, racial or ethnic group
  • gentle - ad. soft; kind; not rough or violent
  • get - v. to receive; to gain; to go and bring back; to become; to become the owner of
  • gift - n. something given without cost
  • girl - n. a young female person
  • give - v. to present to another to keep without receiving payment
  • glass - n. a hard, clear material that is easily broken, used most often for windows or for containers to hold liquids
  • go - v. to move from one place to another; to leave
  • goal - n. that toward which an effort is directed; that which is aimed at; the end of a trip or race
  • god - n. the spirit that is honored as creator of all things ("They believe in God."); a spirit or being believed in many religions to have special powers
  • gold - n. a highly valued yellow metal
  • good - ad. pleasing; helpful; kind; correct; not bad
  • goods - n. things owned or made to be sold
  • govern - v. to control; to rule by military or political power
  • government - n. a system of governing; the organization of people that rules a country, city or area
  • grain - n. the seed of grass plants used for food, such as wheat, rice and corn; those plants that produce the seeds
  • grass - n. a plant with long, narrow, green leaves
  • gray - ad. having the color like that made by mixing black and white
  • great - ad. very large or more than usual in size or number; very good; important
  • green - ad. having the color like that made by mixing yellow and blue; having the color like that of growing leaves and grass
  • grind - v. to reduce to small pieces by crushing
  • ground - n. land; the earth's surface; soil
  • group - n. a number of people or things together; a gathering of people working for a common purpose
  • grow - v. to develop or become bigger; to increase in size or amount
  • guarantee - v. to promise a result; to promise that something will happen
  • guard - v. to watch and protect a person, place or thing ("He guards the president."); n. a person or thing that watches or protects ("He is a prison guard.")
  • guerrilla - n. a person who fights as part of an unofficial army, usually against an official army or police
  • guide - v. to lead to; to show the way; n. one who shows the way
  • guilty - ad. having done something wrong or in violation of a law; responsible for a bad action
  • gun - n. a weapon that shoots bullets
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.
News Words - Letter G

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  • Conversation Lesson - Advanced 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 18 - Shopping
(Advanced - Conversation, Reading)

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

SALESPERSON: Can I help you?

GLORIA: Yes, I’m looking for a sweater — in a size medium.

SALESPERSON: Let’s see … here’s a nice white one. What do you think?

GLORIA: I think I’d rather have it in blue.

SALESPERSON: OK … here’s blue, in a medium. Would you like to try it on?

GLORIA: OK … yes, I love it. It fits perfectly. How much is it?

SALESPERSON: It’s $50. It will be $53, with tax.

GLORIA: Perfect! I’ll take it.
Conversation Notes
  • Can I help you? or “May I help you?” is what a salesperson normally says to greet a customer.
  • I ’m looking for a here means “I don’t know exactly which one I want.”
  • Size medium. Clothing usually comes in small, medium and large sizes. Some women’s clothing comes in number sizes, usually ranging from 2 to 16.
  • L et’s see … An expression used when a person wants to think something over, to make a choice or decision, or to look for something.
  • I’d rather have it in here means “I don’t like this exact one. I would prefer it in a different” color/size/material, etc.
  • Would you like to …? is a polite way to ask “Do you want to …?”
  • Try it on means to test the fit or appearance of a garment by putting it on. “Try on” is a separable phrasal verb, so the object “it” goes between “try” and “on.”
  • How much is it? means “How much does it cost?” Notice that the main sentence stress falls on “is” in this question.
  • I’ll take it means “I will buy it.”
Source: U.S. State Department
Additional Conversation

This is a collection of 30 situational conversations which focus on a wide variety of communicative and natural encounters in English....these lessons are for beginning students.

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.

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

English conversation lessons. 30 lessons focusing mostly on communication and grammar topics....these lessons are for intermediate students.
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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.
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