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American English Vocabulary - Letter J

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

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.
  • jail - n. a prison for those waiting to be tried for a crime or for those serving sentences for crimes that are not serious
  • jewel - n. a valuable stone, such as a diamond or emerald
  • job - n. the work that one does to earn money
  • join - v. to put together or come together; to become part of or a member of
  • joint - ad. shared by two or more
  • joke - n. something done or said to cause others to laugh
  • judge - v. to form an opinion about; to decide a question, especially a legal one; n. a public official who decides problems of law in a court
  • jump - v. to push down on the feet and move up quickly into the air
  • jury - n. a group of people chosen to decide what is true in a trial
  • just - ad. only ("Help me for just a minute."); very shortly before or after the present ("He just left."); at the same time ("He left just as I came in."); what is right or fair ("The law is just, in my opinion.")
  • justice - n. the quality of being right, fair or lawful
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 J

The videos on this page came from the VOA, Voice of America, News Words program. Use the Fun Easy English dictionary for a detailed explanation of words you do not understand. Click the full screen button on the video to make it easier to watch and to read the video script.
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Additional Lessons
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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 - 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 24 - A Night at the Theater
(Advanced - Conversation, Reading)

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

SHANNON: What a fantastic performance! Thank you for inviting me to the musical.

ELENA: You are welcome. I’m happy you enjoyed the show. The choreography of the dancers was incredible. It reminds me of when I used to dance.

SHANNON: I know! You were such a talented ballerina. Do you miss dancing?

ELENA: Oh, that’s very kind of you, Shannon. I do miss it sometimes. But I will always be a fan of the arts. That’s why I love going to musicals because it’s the perfect combination of song, dance and theater.

SHANNON: Absolutely! I’m glad you are still an art fan too. Thank you for the invitation. It’s always a pleasure to attend an arts event with you and learn something new.
Conversation Notes
  • You are welcome. Elena replies “You are welcome” in this dialogue. She could also say, “Don’t mention it,” which is an example of downgrading. Downgrading a compliment varies with culture. When in doubt, just say “You are welcome.”
  • When getting a compliment to someone (for example: “You were such a talented ballerina”), you can either accept the compliment (“That’s very kind of you”) or downplay the compliment (“Oh, I wasn’t that good”).
  • Giving compliments in English often includes using superlatives (“the most …,” “the best …”). This is the best musical playing on Broadway! / What’s the most entertaining movie you’ve seen? However, compliments can also be given by using the construction “I’m a fan of …”: I’m a fan of the arts. / I’m a big fan of theater. / I’m a huge fan of this band. Notice the use of adjectives.
Source: U.S. State Department
Additional Conversation
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.
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

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.
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