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Improve your English Vocabulary: "At The Beach" Vocabulary

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US / 'ækʃn /

UK / ˈækʃən /

A2
  • noun
  • Something that a person or thing does
  • verb
  • To act to do something

get

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US / ɡet /

UK / ɡɛt /

A1
  • verb
  • To become affected by illness or disease
  • To begin to feel or understand an emotion or idea
  • To send or bring someone or something home, etc.
  • To go somewhere to obtain something
  • To (cause to) do a particular thing
  • To obtain, receive or be given something
  • To currently have
  • To prepare for use
  • To understand something being said or read

pool

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US / pu:l /

UK / pul /

A2
  • noun
  • Amount collected, e.g. money, for some purpose
  • Small body of still water
  • Game of hitting balls on a table with long sticks
  • Small area of water for swimming bound by walls
  • verb
  • (Of a liquid) to collect into a small area
  • To make a collection of (resources, money etc.)

shoreline

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US / ˈʃɔ:laɪn /

UK / ˈʃɔ:rlaɪn /

C2
  • noun
  • Boundary line between land and water

adjacent

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US / əˈdʒeɪsnt /

UK / əˈdʒesənt /

B1
  • adjecitve
  • Being close or near to a border, wall, or point

bottom

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US / 'bɒtəm /

UK / ˈbɑtəm /

A2
  • adjecitve
  • Concerning the part under something, e.g. a vase
  • noun
  • The part of your body you sit on
  • Lowest position, often in a company or contest
  • Lowest part of something; part on which it rests
  • Lowest level, part or point of an object
  • The part under something, e.g. a vase
  • verb
  • To hit the lowest part of something

typical

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US / ˈtɪpɪkl /

UK / ˈtɪpɪkəl /

A2
  • adjecitve
  • Normal; usual; expected

yeah

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US / jeə /

UK / ˈjɛə, ˈjæə, jɛ- /

A1
  • exclamation
  • Another way of saying 'yes'

about

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US / ə'baʊt /

UK / əˈbaʊt /

A1
  • adverb
  • To be ready to; going to
  • Nearly; approximately; roughly
  • Near; next to; close to
  • In every direction; in the area of
  • preposition
  • Concerning or of (a topic)

boat

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US / bəʊt /

UK / bot /

A1
  • noun
  • Small form of transport for traveling on water
  • verb
  • To travel on a lake or river

even

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US / 'i:vn /

UK / ˈivən /

A1
  • adjecitve
  • Being equal in influence, power, possibility etc.
  • Being divided equally or fairly
  • (Of teams/contest) with similar chances of success
  • Smooth, level, or regular
  • Can be divided by 2; ending in 2, 4, 6, 8, or 0
  • At a regular, equally steady manner
  • Remaining steady and unchanging
  • adverb
  • (When this is surprising) as well; too
  • (Used to compare two things/stress the difference)
  • verb
  • To make something level; to flatten
  • To make something equal

like

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US / laɪk /

UK / laɪk /

A1
  • adjecitve
  • Being equal in status or kind to something else
  • Similar; the same
  • adverb
  • For example
  • preposition
  • Used as a filler; used to ad emphasis
  • In a way similar to the way something is done
  • Such as; for example
  • verb
  • To want to
  • To find something pleasing; to prefer something

people

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US / 'pi:pl /

UK / ˈpipəl /

A1
  • noun
  • Persons sharing culture, country, background, etc.
  • Men, Women, Children

prefer

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US / prɪˈfɜ:(r) /

UK / prɪˈfɚ /

A1
  • verb
  • To like something better than something else

what

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US / wɒt /

UK / hwɑt, hwʌt, wɔt, wʌt,hwət, wət /

A1
  • pronoun
  • Thing or things that; the same kind as
  • Used to emphasize something you are about to say
  • adjecitve
  • Used to refer to a particular amount, or number
  • Used to place emphasis on a particular quality
  • adverb
  • To a certain degree
  • determiner
  • Question words used for asking for information
  • exclamation
  • Used to express excitement, shock, or surprise
  • Used to ask people to repeat something they said

that

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US / ðæt /

UK / ðæt, ðət /

A1
  • adjecitve
  • The person or thing being talked about
  • Used to identify something both the speakers know
  • adverb
  • Used to reinforce adjectives and adverbs
  • To such a degree
  • conjunction
  • Used to connect a noun clause
  • Used to introduce an adverbial clause
  • Used to introduce a noun clause
  • determiner
  • Used as a noun to refer to something
  • pronoun
  • Referring an object far away
  • Used to refer to the relative pronoun ‘which’

fun

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US / fʌn /

UK / fʌn /

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  • adjecitve
  • Amusing and enjoyable
  • noun
  • Enjoyable or amusing quality or feeling

jump

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US / dʒʌmp /

UK / dʒʌmp /

A1
  • noun
  • Large sudden increase
  • An act of springing into the air
  • Bar or other thing that is jumped over
  • A sudden movement due to surprise
  • verb
  • To attack someone suddenly
  • To push your body into the air with your legs
  • To suddenly decide to do something
  • To make a sudden movement due to surprise

sandy

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US / ˈsændi /

UK / ˈsændi /

B1
  • adjecitve
  • Having a yellowish-brown color
  • Containing or covered with a lot of sand
  • noun
  • Person's name

right

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US / raɪt /

UK / raɪt /

A1
  • adjecitve
  • Correct or true
  • The south side of you looking at the rising sun
  • adverb
  • Exactly in a place or time
  • Being appropriate for a particular event
  • In a straight or direct manner
  • noun
  • Something you are legally or morally allowed to do
  • Ideal of what is just and good
  • Political view based on conservatism
  • verb
  • To fix something previously wrong or unjust
  • To make upright, as a boat that has turned over

boundary

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US / 'baʊndrɪ /

UK / ˈbaʊndəri, -dri /

B1
  • noun
  • A division or border to separate two areas

find

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US / faɪnd /

UK / faɪnd /

A1
  • noun
  • Object discovered by chance
  • Things that have been discovered from searching
  • verb
  • To become aware of something that is happening
  • To discover or meet by chance
  • To decide if someone is guilty of a crime, or not
  • To learn through study, research, or effort
  • To discover something by looking for it

great

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US / ɡreɪt /

UK / ɡret /

A1
  • adjecitve
  • Very large in size
  • Very important
  • Very good; fantastic; wonderful
  • adverb
  • Very good; better than before
  • noun
  • Successful and well-admired person

mean

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US / mi:n /

UK / min /

A1
  • adjecitve
  • Being good at
  • Nasty; unkind
  • Not liking to spend money; cheap; stingy
  • noun
  • Average of a set of numbers
  • verb
  • To express a particular idea or thought
  • To intend to do something in particular
  • To have a particular meaning or value

suddenly

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US / ˈsʌdənli /

UK / ˈsʌdn:lɪ /

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  • adverb
  • In an unexpected or very quick manner

type

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US / taɪp /

UK / taɪp /

A1
  • noun
  • Printed letters or blocks used for printing them
  • Group of things or people sharing common features
  • verb
  • To identify something belonging to a group
  • To write by touching keys on a keyboard

watch

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US / wɒtʃ /

UK / wɑtʃ /

A1
  • noun
  • Period of time someone is responsible for guarding
  • Device you wear on your wrist that shows the time
  • Official warning statement, e.g. of bad weather
  • verb
  • To keep in check, manage, or control something
  • To look at something for entertainment, e.g. TV
  • To guard a place or people; protect child, etc.
  • To look at carefully to work out what is happening
  • To protect and care for someone or something

ball

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US / bɔ:l /

UK / bɔl /

A1
  • noun
  • Large dance where people dress formally
  • Small round object often used in a game or sport

cause

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US / kɔ:z /

UK / kɔz /

A2
  • noun
  • Belief, goal or organization that people support
  • Reason for
  • verb
  • To make something happen; create effect or result

seashell

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US / ˈsi:ʃel /

UK / ˈsiˌʃɛl /

C2
  • noun
  • Shell of a shellfish, e.g. washed up on a beach

shovel

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US / 'ʃʌvl /

UK / ˈʃʌvəl /

B2
  • noun
  • Long tool used for digging; type of spade
  • verb
  • To move snow, earth etc., with a spade or shovel
  • To quickly and roughly put food in your mouth

bunch

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US / bʌntʃ /

UK / bʌntʃ /

B1
  • noun
  • A group of things of the same kind
  • verb
  • To group people or things closely together
  • (Cloth) to gather/be gathered together in folds

catch

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US / kætʃ /

UK / kætʃ, kɛtʃ /

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  • noun
  • Amount of something that has been caught
  • Trick or something trying to deceive
  • verb
  • To stop something flying and hold it
  • To stop something and not let it go, e.g. animals
  • To get sick or get a disease from someone else
  • To find someone to do something, a task
  • To get stuck on or in something
  • To be trapped so you can’t escape
  • To be able to understand what someone is saying

interesting

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US / ˈɪntrəstɪŋ /

UK / ˈɪntrɪstɪŋ, -tərɪstɪŋ, -təˌrɛstɪŋ /

A1
  • adjecitve
  • Taking your attention; making you want to know
  • verb
  • To make someone want to know about something
  • To persuade to do, become involved with something

scuba

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US / 'skju:bə /

UK / ˈskubə /

B2
  • noun
  • Equipment which allows you to breath underwater

glass

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US / ɡlɑ:s /

UK / ɡlæs /

A1
  • adjecitve
  • Being made of glass
  • noun
  • Clear hard container used for drinking
  • A lens for eyewear
  • Hard see-through material used for making windows

include

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US / ɪnˈklu:d /

UK / ɪnˈklud /

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  • verb
  • To make someone, something part of a group

must

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US / məst /

UK / mʌst /

A1
  • noun
  • Something that is necessary or required
  • other
  • (Used to state that something ought to be true)
  • Used to say something is required or necessary

snorkel

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US / 'snɔ:kl /

UK / 'snɔ:rkl /

C2
  • noun
  • A tube used for breathing when swimming
  • verb
  • To swim underwater using a breathing tube

sea

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US / /

UK / /

A1
  • noun
  • Very large group of people, similar-looking things
  • Large body of salty water with land around it

search

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US / sɜ:tʃ /

UK / sɜ:rtʃ /

A2
  • noun
  • Examination of person to find something
  • Action to find an answer to a problem
  • Action of trying to find someone or something
  • verb
  • To examine a person's clothing to find something
  • To look for an answer or explanation to a problem
  • To look carefully for someone or something

then

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US / ðen /

UK / ðɛn /

A1
  • adverb
  • A time that is not now
  • Following another thing in time or arrangement
  • Following on reasonably from what was just stated
  • At that time, not now

all

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US / ɔ:l /

UK / ɔl /

A1
  • adverb
  • Completely; totally
  • determiner
  • Being every one of something
  • pronoun
  • 100% of something; the complete amount

belt

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US / belt /

UK / bɛlt /

A2
  • noun
  • Band of material worn around a person's waist
  • Area with a lot of a particular feature e.g. corn
  • verb
  • To leave somewhere quickly (UK use)
  • To put a belt around something or someone

comfortable

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US / ˈkʌmftəbl /

UK / ˈkʌmfətəbəl, ˈkʌmftəbəl /

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  • adjecitve
  • Having more than enough e.g. money for your needs
  • Being relaxed, warm or happy

everyone

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US / ˈevriwʌn /

UK / ˈɛvriˌwʌn /

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  • pronoun
  • Every person; everybody

its

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US / ɪts /

UK / ɪts /

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  • adjecitve
  • Referring to or belonging to ‘it’
  • determiner
  • Of something; belonging or related to something
  • other
  • Possessive form of “it”

super

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US / ˈsu:pə(r) /

UK / ˈsupɚ /

A2
  • adjecitve
  • Of the highest quality; great; marvelous

top

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US / tɒp /

UK / tɑp /

A1
  • adjecitve
  • Being good or great; excellent
  • Being the most in degree or quality
  • noun
  • Item of clothing covering shoulders to waist, hips
  • A cover or lid
  • Part (e.g. road) that is the furthest away
  • Highest or upper part or point of something
  • Best or highest status or position
  • Flat upper surface or edge of an object
  • Child's toy that spins on its point
  • Upper section or leaves of fruits and vegetables
  • Winning in a sport or contest
  • verb
  • To be higher or larger than a specific value
  • To arrive at the highest point of something
  • To put a cover or layer or over something
  • To kill; murder
  • To hold the highest position on a list
  • To be more important, successful or better than
  • To beat someone or win at a game

who

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US / hu: /

UK / hu /

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  • pronoun
  • Which person
  • Used to introduce information about people

activity

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US / æk'tɪvətɪ /

UK / ækˈtɪvɪti /

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  • noun
  • An action or task, e.g. sports, washing clothes

bring

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US / brɪŋ /

UK / brɪŋ /

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  • verb
  • To take or go with someone to a place

festival

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US / ˈfestɪvl /

UK / ˈfɛstəvəl /

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  • noun
  • Cultural event with a program of events

rocky

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US / 'rɒkɪ /

UK / ˈrɑki /

A1
  • adjecitve
  • (Of a marriage, etc.) involving many difficulties
  • With abundant rocks or stones

take

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US / teɪk /

UK / tek /

A1
  • noun
  • Filming of a single scene for TV or the movies
  • verb
  • To accept something that is offered
  • To use a method of traveling, e.g. a bus or train
  • To use a camera to make (a photo)
  • To pick up something and go away with it
  • To study a subject in school
  • To attempt to pass (an exam)
  • To require a certain amount of time, money, space

bucket

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US / 'bʌkɪt /

UK / ˈbʌkɪt /

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  • noun
  • Open container with a handle used to carry liquids

between

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US / bɪˈtwi:n /

UK / bɪˈtwin /

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  • preposition
  • From one person, thing, or place, to another
  • In the space that separates two objects
  • Among two or more people who share something

cozy

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US / 'kəʊzɪ /

UK / ˈkozi /

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  • adjecitve
  • Comfortable, warm, pleasant, and often, small

goggle

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US / ˈgɒgl /

UK / ˈgɑ:gl /

B2
  • noun
  • Protective covering for the eyes

they

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US / ðeɪ /

UK / ðe /

A1
  • pronoun
  • Two or more people, animals, or things

very

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US / 'verɪ /

UK / ˈvɛri /

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  • adjecitve
  • Concerning a large degree or amount
  • adverb
  • A lot; much; many
  • Used to stress or emphasize a noun

hold

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US / həʊld /

UK / hold /

A1
  • noun
  • Section of a ship or plane used for storing things
  • Influence or power held over someone
  • Place of support for hands or feet when climbing
  • verb
  • To agree to keep something for someone
  • To have the capacity to support/contain something
  • To control an area and protect it from attack
  • To not allow someone to leave a place
  • To cause an event to happen at a place or time
  • To use hands or arms to carry or keep something
  • To have a specific quality or property
  • To keep an image, belief or feeling in your mind
  • To have or own something
  • To wait before being able to talk on the phone
  • To limit the movement of someone in a sport

show

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US / ʃəʊ /

UK / ʃo /

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  • noun
  • False display of love, emotion or action
  • An event for displaying or promoting goods
  • Play, opera or theater production
  • Presentation that is broadcast on TV or radio
  • verb
  • To be easily seen or displayed
  • To display your emotions or feelings
  • To let someone see something; display
  • To explain or teach how something is done
  • To lead someone somewhere; point them to something
  • To prove something to be true, correct
  • To reveal or allow something to be seen

submerge

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US / səb'mɜ:dʒ /

UK / səbˈmɚdʒ /

B2
  • verb
  • To sink or put below the surface

general

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US / 'dʒenrəl /

UK / ˈdʒɛnərəl /

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  • adjecitve
  • Widespread, normal or usual
  • noun
  • Top ranked officer in the army

look

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US / lʊk /

UK / lʊk /

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  • noun
  • Person's beauty or physical attractiveness
  • Particular style of dress, clothes, or appearance
  • The way someone, something appears to be
  • Act of searching for or examining something
  • verb
  • To appear to be; seem

swimming

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US / ˈswɪmɪŋ /

UK / ˈswɪmɪŋ /

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  • noun
  • The act of moving through water
  • verb
  • To move through water by moving parts of the body

thank

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US / θæŋk /

UK / θæŋk /

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  • verb
  • To tell someone you are grateful to them

lake

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US / leɪk /

UK / lek /

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  • noun
  • Large area of water surrounded by land

their

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US / ðɛː /

UK / ðer /

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  • determiner
  • Belonging to them

way

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US / weɪ /

UK / we /

A1
  • adverb
  • Used to emphasize the amount of something
  • noun
  • Particular aspect of something being thought about
  • One of various choices that could be made
  • Particular existing condition or state
  • (Often long) distance or length of time
  • How something is done
  • Route to go to a place
  • Small street
  • Usual behavior, emotions or habits of someone

swimwear

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US / ˈswɪmweə(r) /

UK / ˈswɪmwer /

C2
  • noun
  • Tight-fitting garment worn for swimming

build

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US / bɪld /

UK / bɪld /

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  • noun
  • Your physical shape; physique
  • verb
  • To establish e.g. a reputation, over time
  • To construct a house, office, factory

building

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US / ˈbɪldɪŋ /

UK / ˈbɪldɪŋ /

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  • noun
  • A structure with a roof and walls, e.g. a house
  • verb
  • To establish e.g. a reputation, over time
  • To construct a house, office, factory

feature

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US / 'fi:tʃə(r) /

UK / ˈfitʃɚ /

A2
  • adjecitve
  • Main; important
  • noun
  • Special report in a magazine or paper
  • Distinctive or important point of something
  • verb
  • To highlight or give special importance to

heavy

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US / 'hevɪ /

UK / ˈhɛvi /

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  • adjecitve
  • Greater in amount, degree, or severity than usual
  • Involving serious or strong emotions
  • Having a lot of weight

option

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US / 'ɒpʃn /

UK / ˈɑpʃən /

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  • noun
  • A choice
  • Right to buy or sell at a certain price and time

sandwich

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US / ˈsænwɪtʃ /

UK / ˈsændwɪtʃ, ˈsæn- /

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  • noun
  • Two pieces of bread with meat, cheese etc. in it
  • verb
  • To catch between two things

throw

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US / θrəʊ /

UK / θroʊ /

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  • noun
  • Arm movement to make a thing fly through the air
  • Loose cloth or blanket (usually over a chair)
  • Forcibly putting someone on the ground
  • verb
  • To use your arm to make something fly in the air
  • To move part of your body suddenly and forcefully
  • To confuse or upset someone
  • (E.g. judo) to forcibly put someone on the ground
  • To put something somewhere suddenly and roughly

area

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US / 'eərɪə /

UK / ˈɛriə /

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  • noun
  • Amount of measured space
  • A specific section or space; part of a region
  • A subject or field of study

feel

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US / fi:l /

UK / fil /

A1
  • verb
  • To be aware of or experience an emotion, sensation
  • To sense through direct contact; touch

frisbee

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US / 'frɪzbɪ /

UK / 'frɪzbɪ /

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  • noun
  • Light, plastic disk thrown between people for play

marine

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US / mə'ri:n /

UK / məˈrin /

B1
  • adjecitve
  • Of the ocean or ocean plants and animals
  • Concerning sailing or doing business by sea
  • noun
  • Soldier trained to serve on land and sea

seaweed

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US / ˈsi:wi:d /

UK / ˈsiˌwid /

B2
  • noun
  • Plant growing in the sea, especially marine algae

usual

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US / ˈju:ʒuəl /

UK / ˈjuʒuəl /

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  • adjecitve
  • Being the way things occur most of the time

bag

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US / bæɡ /

UK / bæɡ /

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  • noun
  • Soft container to put things in and carry with you
  • verb
  • To catch an animal while hunting
  • To put an item or items into a bag

driftwood

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US / ˈdrɪftwʊd /

UK / ˈdrɪftˌwʊd /

C2
  • noun
  • Wood that is floating or has been washed ashore

imagine

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US / ɪ'mædʒɪn /

UK / ɪˈmædʒɪn /

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  • verb
  • To think creatively about; form mental picture of

obviously

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US / ˈɒbviəsli /

UK / ˈɑːbviəsli /

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  • adverb
  • In a way that is obvious/easy to see or understand

underwater

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US / ˌʌndəˈwɔ:tə(r) /

UK / ˈʌndɚˌwɔtɚ, -ˌwɑtɚ /

C2
  • adjecitve
  • (Moving or existing) beneath the surface of water

vocabulary

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US / və'kæbjələrɪ /

UK / voˈkæbjəˌlɛri /

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  • noun
  • Words that have to do with a particular subject
  • The words that a person knows

countless

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US / ˈkaʊntləs /

UK / ˈkaʊntlɪs /

B1
  • adjecitve
  • Being too many to be numbered or imagined

soccer

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US / ˈsɒkə(r) /

UK / ˈsɑ:kə(r) /

A1
  • noun
  • Sport where players try to kick a ball into a net

unless

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US / ənˈles /

UK / ʌnˈlɛs /

A2
  • conjunction
  • Negative of 'if'

popular

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US / ˈpɒpjələ(r) /

UK / ˈpɑ:pjələ(r) /

A1
  • adjecitve
  • Liked or enjoyed by many people

someone

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US / ˈsʌmwʌn /

UK / ˈsʌmˌwʌn, -wən /

A1
  • pronoun
  • Person who is not known or named

toss

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US / tɒs /

UK / tɔ:s /

B1
  • verb
  • To throw something into the air, e.g. casually

actually

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US / ˈæktʃuəli /

UK / ˈæktʃuəli /

A1
  • adverb
  • Used to add new (often different) information

rough

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US / rʌf /

UK / rʌf /

A2
  • adjecitve
  • Causing or involving violence, force, and harm
  • (Of situations) tough; difficult to get through
  • Being imprecise, inexact, and not detailed
  • Not gentle or not soft
  • Having an uneven or not smooth surface
  • Raw and natural
  • (Of sea weather etc.) not calm with strong winds
  • Involving or causing sudden, forceful movements
  • adverb
  • In a manner that is difficult, or violent
  • noun
  • Violent, loud, and unpleasant person
  • Incomplete drawing or draft done lacking detail
  • verb
  • To make something less smooth

speak

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US / spi:k /

UK / spik /

A1
  • verb
  • To be able to use a certain language
  • To use words to tell information, express thoughts

soggy

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US / 'sɒɡɪ /

UK / 'sɑ:ɡɪ /

C2
  • adjecitve
  • Unpleasantly wet

use

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US / ju:s /

UK / ju:s /

A1
  • noun
  • Ability to employ something
  • Need to enable it to work
  • Permission to do something with something
  • Act of spending money
  • Operation of a machine for its function
  • verb
  • To have; to eat, drink, consume etc.
  • To need to operate or work
  • To operate a machine, e.g. a computer
  • To treat a person badly
  • To do something with, for a task or purpose

buoy

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US / bɔɪ /

UK / ˈbui, bɔɪ /

B2
  • noun
  • (Often official) floating marker in water or sea
  • verb
  • To lift something up; give a boost to

day

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US / deɪ /

UK / de /

A1
  • noun
  • A period of 24 hours beginning at midnight
  • The period of time when it is light outside
  • Person's name

ever

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US / 'evə(r) /

UK / ˈɛvɚ /

A1
  • adverb
  • At any time; at all times in the future

item

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US / ˈaɪtəm /

UK / ˈaɪtəm /

A2
  • noun
  • Single, brief piece of news or reporting
  • Distinct, individual thing, often part of a group

sure

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US / ʃʊə(r) /

UK / ʃʊr /

A1
  • adjecitve
  • Having no doubts about something
  • Have confidence in your own words or actions
  • Firmly established or held; being firm or stable
  • Being correct or true
  • adverb
  • What you say to agree willingly

skill

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US / skɪl /

UK / skɪl /

A2
  • noun
  • Ability to do something well

describe

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US / dɪ'skraɪb /

UK / dɪˈskraɪb /

A1
  • verb
  • To tell the appearance, sound, smell of something

forth

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US / fɔ:θ /

UK / fɔrθ, forθ /

B1
  • adverb
  • So as to be seen; out
  • Outward or forward in space, time

many

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US / 'menɪ /

UK / ˈmɛni /

A1
  • determiner
  • Used to refer a large number of things

shoe

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US / ʃu: /

UK / ʃu /

A2
  • noun
  • Outer covering for the foot, often made of leather
  • Piece of metal nailed under a horse's foot
  • verb
  • To put a metal ring on a horse's foot

weather

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US / 'weðə(r) /

UK / ˈwɛðɚ /

A1
  • noun
  • Whether it is raining, sunny, cold etc. outside
  • verb
  • To successfully deal with a difficult situation
  • To erode or become damaged due to the environment

will

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US / wɪl /

UK / wɪl /

A1
  • noun
  • Desire or choice of someone
  • Document saying who gets your money when you die
  • Strong desire to do something; determination
  • Desire to do something; strong wish to do
  • other
  • Used with verbs to express the future
  • verb
  • To leave property to someone after your death
  • To use mental effort to make something happen
  • Am (is, are) likely to do
  • To influence someone to do something
  • To make something happen by strongly wanting it

either

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US / ˈaɪðə(r) /

UK / ˈiðɚ, ˈaɪðɚ /

A1
  • adjecitve
  • One of two (used when there is a choice of two)
  • adverb
  • (After negative statements) likewise, in addition
  • conjunction
  • Used as the first of two connected things
  • determiner
  • Used as the first of two connected things
  • pronoun
  • The one or the other

here

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US / hɪə(r) /

UK / hɪr /

A1
  • adverb
  • In this place; at this location, position or time

swim

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US / swɪm /

UK / swɪm /

A1
  • noun
  • Act of swimming in a pool or ocean
  • verb
  • To move through water by moving parts of the body

try

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US / traɪ /

UK / traɪ /

A1
  • noun
  • Act of putting the ball over the rugby goal line
  • verb
  • To make an effort, to attempt to do something
  • To examine someone or something in a court of law
  • To test to see if it is good or you like it
  • To make a person go through hardship; test
  • To examine something to see if it works

come

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US / kʌm /

UK / kʌm /

A1
  • verb
  • To arrive at a place
  • (Of mail) to be delivered
  • To move toward someone; go with someone
  • To reach a certain point or state

dive

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US / daɪv /

UK / daɪv /

B1
  • noun
  • Restaurant, bar or club with a bad reputation
  • Rapid fall through air
  • A jump into water head-first from a high place
  • Rapid fall in the value or price of something
  • verb
  • To swim deep under water with an air supply
  • To rapid fall through air
  • To jump into water head-first
  • (Of prices) to rapidly fall

debris

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US / dəˈbri:, deɪ-, ˈdeɪˌbri: /

UK / dəˈbri, de-, ˈdeˌbri /

B2
  • noun
  • Remains of something broken or destroyed

game

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US / ɡeɪm /

UK / ɡem /

A1
  • noun
  • Activity with rules that people play to have fun
  • Birds and animals people hunt to kill and eat
  • Match between two teams

relevant

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US / ˈreləvənt /

UK / ˈrɛləvənt /

A2
  • adjecitve
  • Having an effect on an issue; related or current

wave

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US / weɪv /

UK / wev /

A2
  • noun
  • Movement of sound, air or energy
  • Deep and strong emotion that is suddenly felt
  • Slightly curved shape in hair
  • Frequency of movement of objects together
  • Up and down movement of water in a lake or sea
  • Signal with your hand to say hello or goodbye
  • verb
  • To cause to move side to side or back and forth
  • To swing back and forth as a result of the wind
  • To move your hand or arm to say hello or goodbye

height

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US / haɪt /

UK / haɪt /

A2
  • noun
  • Distance of something from the bottom to the top

lawn

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US / lɔ:n /

UK / lɔn /

B1
  • noun
  • Fine cotton cloth, either plain or printed
  • Ground on which grass grows, as in a garden

only

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US / ˈəunli /

UK / ˈonli /

A1
  • adverb
  • Just one; just that amount or thing; not more than
  • Not very important or serious
  • Just that type of thing, person
  • Short time ago; not before a certain time
  • conjunction
  • Except; but

put

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US / pʊt /

UK / pʊt /

A1
  • phrasal verb
  • to make a light stop shining by pressing or moving a switch
  • verb
  • To move or place a thing in a particular position
  • To rate something in importance or value
  • To write or say something in a certain manner

preserver

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US / prɪˈzɜ:və(r) /

UK / prɪˈzɜ:rvə(r) /

A1
  • other
  • Someone who keeps safe from harm or danger

seat

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US / si:t /

UK / sit /

A1
  • noun
  • Place where a government or organization is based
  • A chair or place to sit
  • Official position in an organization
  • Part of a chair on which a person sits
  • verb
  • To have seats available for a number of people
  • To give someone a place to sit down

two

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US / tu: /

UK / tu /

A1
  • number
  • 2

along

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US / əˈlɒŋ /

UK / əˈlɔ:ŋ /

A1
  • adverb
  • As a companion; taken with someone
  • preposition
  • At a point on a line

from

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US / frəm /

UK / frʌm, frɑm,frəm /

A1
  • preposition
  • Starting at a particular place, time or level

hot

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US / hɒt /

UK / hɑ:t /

A1
  • adjecitve
  • Angry or excited
  • Being very good at something
  • Having a high temperature
  • Popular and causing a great deal of excitement
  • Attractive in a sexually exciting way
  • (Of food) very spicy
  • Stolen; dangerous to buy or trade in

out

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US / aʊt /

UK / aʊt /

A1
  • adverb
  • No longer stylish (e.g. fashion)
  • Away from home, business, or the usual place
  • In a direction/movement away from inside or center
  • noun
  • Act when a batter cannot continue playing
  • verb
  • To tell people a secret

over

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US / 'əʊvə(r) /

UK / ˈovɚ /

A1
  • adverb
  • Finished; no longer happening
  • Towards the ground/away from a standing position
  • noun
  • A set of six consecutive balls bowled in cricket
  • other
  • Finished
  • preposition
  • Showing the relation when a thing is above another
  • On or covering something
  • Above or across something
  • More than you need
  • From one side to the other
  • In the direction of; toward

shore

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US / ʃɔ:(r) /

UK / ʃɔr, ʃor /

B1
  • noun
  • Land along the edge of a sea, lake or river

drink

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US / drɪŋk /

UK / drɪŋk /

A1
  • noun
  • A liquid that you put in your mouth
  • verb
  • To put water in your body through your mouth

cooler

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US / ˈku:lə(r) /

UK / ˈkulɚ /

A1
  • adjecitve
  • More cool than
  • Being more smart or stylish than others
  • noun
  • A box to keep things such as food, drink cool

kid

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US / kɪd /

UK / kɪd /

A2
  • adjecitve
  • Made from young goat skin
  • noun
  • Child or young person
  • Young goat
  • verb
  • To make fun of someone in a gentle way; to tease

mostly

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US / ˈməʊstli /

UK / ˈmoʊstli /

A2
  • adverb
  • In large part; mainly or chiefly

screen

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US / skri:n /

UK / skrin /

A2
  • noun
  • Wire net in a door or window to keep insects out
  • Displays in a theater on which movies are shown
  • Flat surface on a computer or TV showing images
  • verb
  • To hide or block something from being seen
  • To examine to find something, e.g. best candidate

umbrella

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US / ʌmˈbrelə /

UK / ʌmˈbrɛlə /

B1
  • adjecitve
  • Including many smaller things of the same type
  • noun
  • Thing you open over your head to keep rain off

yacht

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US / jɒt /

UK / jɑ:t /

B1
  • noun
  • Large expensive boat

chair

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US / tʃeə(r) /

UK / tʃer /

A1
  • noun
  • A person in charge of an official meeting
  • A piece of furniture you sit on
  • verb
  • To be in charge of a meeting or department

familiar

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US / fəˈmɪliə(r) /

UK / fəˈmɪljɚ /

A2
  • adjecitve
  • Well-known or easily recognized

lie

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US / laɪ /

UK / lai /

A2
  • noun
  • An untrue statement, when you know it is not true
  • verb
  • To be in a horizontal or flat position
  • To say something that you know is not true

name

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US / neɪm /

UK / nem /

A1
  • noun
  • What something or someone is called
  • verb
  • To state what someone is called, e.g. John

typically

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US / ˈtɪpɪkli /

UK / ˈtɪpɪklɪ /

B1
  • adverb
  • In a normal or usual way

and

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US / ənd /

UK / ənd, ən,ænd /

A1
  • conjunction
  • Used to refer to two or more things
  • Plus; in addition; on top of that
  • Used to introduce an action that follows another

hope

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US / həʊp /

UK / hop /

A1
  • noun
  • When you wish something will happen; what you wish
  • verb
  • To expect and want something to happen

guy

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US / ɡaɪ /

UK / ɡaɪ /

A1
  • noun
  • Man; boy; any person

lot

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US / lɒt /

UK / lɑt /

A1
  • noun
  • What happens to a person in life from chance; fate
  • A group of people seen together
  • Item for sale at an auction
  • Small area of land used for a purpose e.g. parking

call

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US / kɔ:l /

UK / kɔl /

A1
  • noun
  • A order or request for action
  • The sound an animal makes, often when in danger
  • A correct prediction, e.g. a decision in a game
  • A short visit to a place or person
  • A decision by a referee or umpire in a game
  • verb
  • To make a request or order for action
  • (Animal) to make sounds to warn of danger
  • To announce the date of an election
  • To make a judgment about something
  • To give someone or something a name
  • To guess in advance the result or outcome
  • To visit a place or person for a short time
  • To phone someone
  • To speak, announce or shout in a loud voice

picture

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US / 'pɪktʃə(r) /

UK / ˈpɪktʃɚ /

A1
  • noun
  • General situation or state of being
  • Mental image of what something is or looks like
  • Movie; film
  • Painting, drawing or photograph on paper or screen
  • verb
  • To understand or imagine something
  • To imagine someone or something in an image

toe

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US / təʊ /

UK / toʊ /

B1
  • noun
  • One of the five parts at the end of your foot
  • Front part of a sock or shoe

where

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US / hwɛə /

UK / hwɛr, wɛr /

A1
  • conjunction
  • At or in the place which
  • In whatever place
  • pronoun
  • Word you use to ask the location of something

tube

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US / tju:b /

UK / tub,tjub /

B1
  • noun
  • Plastic or metal container for soft substances
  • Long hollow pipe used to hold or liquids or gases

another

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US / əˈnʌðə(r) /

UK / əˈnʌðɚ /

A1
  • adjecitve
  • One more, but not this
  • determiner
  • One more added
  • pronoun
  • One more (thing)

foldable

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US / ˈfəʊldəbl /

UK / ˈfoʊldəbl /

A1
  • adjecitve
  • Capable of being folded up and stored

interchangeable

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US / ˌɪntəˈtʃeɪndʒəbl /

UK / ˌɪntɚˈtʃendʒəbəl /

B1
  • adjecitve
  • Able to be exchanged, without a problem

hey

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US / heɪ /

UK / he /

A1
  • exclamation
  • What you say when you want someone's attention

region

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US / 'ri:dʒən /

UK / ˈridʒən /

A2
  • noun
  • Part of a country, of the world, area, etc.

forbid

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US / fəˈbɪd /

UK / fərˈbɪd /

B1
  • verb
  • To order someone not to do something

let

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US / let /

UK / lɛt /

A1
  • verb
  • To allow someone to do something
  • Introducing a suggestion to do something together
  • To rent a house, etc. to others

little

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US / 'lɪtl /

UK / ˈlɪtl /

A1
  • adjecitve
  • Being short in length of time
  • Not great in size, amount, or degree; small
  • Being very young or younger than others
  • adverb
  • By an amount or degree that is not very much
  • Not often; rarely
  • noun
  • A person's name

might

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US / maɪt /

UK / maɪt /

A1
  • other
  • Used to politely request an action
  • Used to express that something could happen
  • Power, strength, force or influence

person

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US / 'pɜ:sn /

UK / 'pɜ:rsn /

A1
  • noun
  • Man, woman or child

mention

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US / 'menʃn /

UK / ˈmɛnʃən /

A2
  • noun
  • Act of referring to or talking about something
  • verb
  • To refer to or talk or write about something

wobbly

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US / 'wɒblɪ /

UK / ˈwɑbli /

B2
  • adjecitve
  • Moving with a rocking or staggering motion

the

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US / ðə /

UK / ðə /

A1
  • article
  • Used to refer to something already mentioned
  • Used to show there is only one of something
  • determiner
  • Used to describe all of a family

drown

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US / draʊn /

UK / draʊn /

B1
  • verb
  • To kill something by putting it under water
  • To make something very wet or cover it completely

make

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US / meɪk /

UK / mek /

A1
  • noun
  • Product made by a particular company; brand
  • verb
  • To arrange or prepare something e.g. dinner
  • To get to (a place) on time
  • To gain the status of (teacher, lawyer, etc.)
  • To create something by putting things together
  • To earn a certain amount of money at a job
  • To cause or force a person to do something
  • To cause something to happen or be formed

nest

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US / nest /

UK / nɛst /

B1
  • noun
  • Home, e.g. of twigs, made by a bird, insect etc.
  • Things designed to fit together
  • Place where you feel secure; home or own room
  • verb
  • To create or live in a nest
  • To fit together, inside or around each other

answer

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US / 'ɑ:nsə(r) /

UK / ˈænsɚ /

A1
  • noun
  • Reply to a question someone asks
  • Solution to a problem or test question
  • verb
  • To reply to a question someone asks
  • To solve a test question or a problem

broad

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US / brɔ:d /

UK / brɔd /

A2
  • adjecitve
  • General; not detailed
  • Wide; from the shorter two sides to the other

favourite

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US / ˈfeɪvərɪt /

UK / 'fevərɪt /

A1
  • adjecitve
  • Best liked or most enjoyed
  • noun
  • A thing that someone likes best or enjoys most

park

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US / pɑ:k /

UK / pɑ:rk /

A1
  • noun
  • Person's name
  • Public green area in a town for exercise, relaxing
  • Field upon which a sport is played, e.g. baseball
  • verb
  • To stay still without moving
  • To leave your car, bike in a certain place

specific

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US / spəˈsɪfɪk /

UK / spɪˈsɪfɪk /

A2
  • adjecitve
  • Precise; particular; just about that thing
  • Concerning one particular thing or kind of thing

valuable

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US / ˈvæljuəbl /

UK / ˈvæljuəbəl, ˈvæljə- /

B1
  • adjecitve
  • Being useful or important
  • Being worth a lot of money

dance

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US / dɑ:ns /

UK / dæns /

A1
  • noun
  • A series of steps and movements in time to music
  • A social event with dancing while music is playing
  • verb
  • To move your body rhythmically to music

into

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US / 'ɪntə /

UK / ˈɪntu /

A1
  • preposition
  • Moving or going inside something
  • In the same direction as; in the direction of
  • So as to become; taking the state of

other

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US / 'ʌðə(r) /

UK / ˈʌðər /

A1
  • adjecitve
  • A thing different from that mentioned
  • determiner
  • (Something) else; not the first (one)
  • pronoun
  • Being the one and only thing of that category

one

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US / wʌn /

UK / wʌn /

A1
  • pronoun
  • You; we; people in general; someone
  • The thing or person previously referred to
  • adjecitve
  • Used to refer to people generally
  • Being a strong example of (something mentioned)
  • number
  • Number 1

perfect

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US / 'pɜ:fɪkt /

UK / ˈpɚfɪkt /

A1
  • adjecitve
  • So good it cannot be improved
  • verb
  • To do something so well, it cannot be done better

rock

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US / rɒk /

UK / rɑk /

A1
  • noun
  • Type of popular music with a strong, loud beat
  • Strong, tough person who can be relied upon
  • Big stone; hard, solid substance forming mountains
  • verb
  • To be greatly upset by something, e.g. a death
  • To be extremely effective or pleasing
  • To play, sing along with, or dance to heavy music
  • To move back and forth or from side to side

turn

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US / tɜ:n /

UK / tɚn /

A1
  • noun
  • Place where changing of direction happens
  • Your time or chance to perform a duty
  • Your chance to play or do in say a game
  • Unexpected change, as in the weather
  • verb
  • To become (a particular age)
  • To become a different quality, color, etc.
  • To change the direction of something, e.g. a car
  • To move in an opposite direction or position
  • To shape metal with a spinning tool

lounger

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US / ˈlaʊndʒə(r) /

UK / ˈlaʊndʒər /

C1
  • noun
  • A long chair for sunbathing on

multiple

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US / ˈmʌltɪpl /

UK / ˈmʌltəpəl /

B1
  • adjecitve
  • Having or involving more than one of something
  • noun
  • Number produced by multiplying a smaller number
  • Shop with many branches

surface

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US / 'sɜ:fɪs /

UK / ˈsɚfəs /

A2
  • adjecitve
  • Of the top layer; not deep or meaningful
  • noun
  • Top layer of the ground or of water
  • Nature or emotions that show, but may not be true
  • Outside or upper layer of something
  • verb
  • To give (road) a top layer
  • To appear after being hidden, unseen, or unknown
  • To come to the top of something; emerge
  • To come to the top level of water, mud, etc.

term

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US / tɜ:m /

UK / tɚm /

A1
  • noun
  • Conditions applying to an agreement, contract
  • Length of time something is expected to happen
  • Fixed period of weeks for learning at school
  • The (precise) name given to something
  • verb
  • To call; give a name to

also

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US / 'ɔ:lsəʊ /

UK / ˈɔlso /

A1
  • adverb
  • In addition; too; in a similar way

five

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US / faɪv /

UK / faɪv /

A1
  • number
  • 5

sunny

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US / 'sʌnɪ /

UK / ˈsʌni /

A2
  • adjecitve
  • Feeling or being cheerful, happy, and friendly
  • When the sun is bright in the sky

simply

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US / ˈsɪmpli /

UK / ˈsɪmpli /

A1
  • adverb
  • In an easy or clear manner

slide

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US / slaɪd /

UK / slaɪd /

A2
  • noun
  • Part of machines that slides backward and forward
  • Reduction in amount, price, quality
  • Metal or plastic device, used to hold back hair
  • Piece of glass to view object on using microscope
  • Action of moving by means of sliding
  • Sudden unexpected fall of mud or rock down a hill
  • Small piece of film with a photo on it
  • A child's play apparatus in a park for sliding
  • A backless shoe with an open toe
  • A slip on something wet or slippery
  • verb
  • To pass or move smoothly and rapidly into or out
  • To grow increasingly worse over time
  • To move smoothly and rapidly over a surface
  • (Mud or rock) to fall down a hill
  • To secretly pass something into or out of
  • To slip on something wet or slippery

woman

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US / ˈwʊmən /

UK / ˈwʊmən /

A1
  • noun
  • Adult female human being

you

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US / jʊ /

UK / ju /

A1
  • pronoun
  • Person someone is speaking or writing to
  • Person or people in general

man

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US / mæn /

UK / mæn /

A1
  • noun
  • Humans in general, including male and female
  • An adult male human being
  • Male who acts in a masculine way; not like a woman
  • verb
  • To control or operate (a machine); be in charge of
  • To operate a machine (a boat, etc.)

state

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US / steɪt /

UK / stet /

A1
  • adjecitve
  • Concerning region within a country
  • noun
  • Region within a country, with its own government
  • Situation or condition something is in
  • verb
  • To say; declare as fact

consist

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US / kən'sɪst /

UK / kənˈsɪst /

A2
  • verb
  • To have as an essential, necessary or main part

play

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US / pleɪ /

UK / pleɪ /

A1
  • noun
  • Loose, free movement between two objects
  • Single action in a sports game
  • Performance in which people act in a theater
  • verb
  • To act as a character in a movie, or on stage
  • To perform music on an instrument
  • To use a device, e.g. a video game
  • To do something for enjoyment and fun
  • To do or perform a game or sport

ready

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US / 'redɪ /

UK / ˈrɛdi /

A1
  • adjecitve
  • Being likely or about to do something
  • Being willing to do a task
  • verb
  • To prepare something for use or action

this

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US / ðɪs /

UK / ðɪs /

A1
  • adjecitve
  • Used to indicate something already been discussed
  • Used to indicate something happening around now
  • adverb
  • An indication by a physical motion or gesture
  • A specific amount of
  • determiner
  • Person, thing, or idea near you
  • pronoun
  • Person, thing that has already been discussed

wash

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US / wɒʃ /

UK / wɑ:ʃ /

A1
  • noun
  • Clothes or other items that need cleaning
  • Movement of water with or against something else
  • verb
  • To clean someone or something with soap and water
  • To move somewhere by flowing

word

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US / wɜ:d /

UK / wɚd /

A1
  • noun
  • Unit of language that has a meaning
  • Promise
  • Short remark or piece of information
  • verb
  • To express something by choosing particular words

can

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US / kæn /

UK / kən,kæn /

A1
  • noun
  • A metal container for storing food
  • other
  • Able to; have the skill to; have the time to
  • verb
  • To have permission to
  • To be possible to do
  • To preserve food by sealing it in a metal container

diving

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US / ˈdaɪvɪŋ /

UK / ˈdaɪvɪŋ /

B1
  • noun
  • Act of swimming underwater
  • verb
  • To swim deep under water with an air supply
  • To rapid fall through air
  • To jump into water head-first
  • (Of prices) to rapidly fall

volleyball

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US / 'vɒlɪbɔ:l /

UK / ˈvɑliˌbɔl /

B2
  • noun
  • Game of hitting ball over net using the hands

but

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US / bət /

UK / bʌt,bət /

A1
  • conjunction
  • Used before you say something different, opposite

good

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US / ɡʊd /

UK / ɡʊd /

A1
  • adjecitve
  • Proper, appropriate or right
  • (Of an amount) enough; plenty
  • Excellent; high quality
  • Acting well or properly; of moral character
  • In a positive or happy emotional state
  • noun
  • Advantage or benefit

life

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US / laɪf /

UK / laɪf /

A1
  • noun
  • All the living things e.g. animals, plants, humans
  • Period of time things live, from birth to death

phrase

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US / freɪz /

UK / frez /

A2
  • noun
  • Common expression or saying
  • Section of musical notes in a piece of music
  • A set of words used together
  • verb
  • To choose words to say what you mean clearly

nobody

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US / ˈnəʊbədi /

UK / ˈnoʊbədi /

A1
  • pronoun
  • No person; no one; not any person

sandcastle

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US / ˈsændkɑ:sl /

UK / ˈsændkæsl /

A1
  • other

thong

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US / θɒŋ /

UK / θɔ:ŋ /

C2
  • noun
  • Leather strip
  • Underpants resembling a G-string

skiing

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US / ˈskiːɪŋ /

UK / ˈskiːɪŋ /

A2
  • noun
  • Act of moving over snow using skis
  • verb
  • To move over snow using skis

tan

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US / tæn /

UK / tæn /

B2
  • noun
  • A light brown color
  • Brown colored skin from being in the sun
  • verb
  • To process leather with a tanning agent
  • To make your skin brown by lying in the sun

zero

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US / ˈzɪərəʊ /

UK / ˈzɪroʊ /

A1
  • noun
  • Temperature when water turns to ice
  • number
  • Number 0
  • verb
  • To set a scale or other device to show 0

boss

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US / bɒs /

UK / bɔs, bɑs /

A1
  • noun
  • Person in charge of you at work
  • verb
  • To give orders to someone in an unpleasant way

hat

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US / hæt /

UK / hæt /

A1
  • noun
  • Item of clothing worn on your head

save

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US / seɪv /

UK / sev /

A1
  • noun
  • Preventing a player in a game from scoring a goal
  • preposition
  • Except; not including
  • verb
  • To make your computer keep a file
  • To keep for future use
  • To make something unnecessary; prevent
  • To keep money so that you will have it later
  • To keep something for future use, such as money
  • To keep or rescue someone or something from harm
  • To prevent a player in a game from scoring a goal
  • To avoid the unnecessary waste of energy, etc.

pack

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US / pæk /

UK / pæk /

A1
  • noun
  • Bag carried on the back of donkey, etc.
  • Group of people, animals, or objects
  • verb
  • To put things in a suitcase to go on a trip
  • To crowd a place with a large amount of things
  • To put something into a container to store it

sport

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US / spɔ:t /

UK / spɔː(r)t /

A1
  • noun
  • Something that is done for fun, e.g. football
  • Game or physical exercise with rules
  • Someone with a good attitude when things go badly
  • verb
  • To do something for fun, e.g. playing with animals
  • To wear, or show something off by wearing it

toy

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US / tɔɪ /

UK / tɔɪ /

A2
  • adjecitve
  • Something small in size compared to an original
  • noun
  • Things children play with, as dolls or small cars
  • verb
  • To play with (your food, someone's feelings)

recent

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US / 'ri:snt /

UK / ˈrisənt /

A1
  • adjecitve
  • Happening or beginning not long ago

towel

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US / ˈtaʊəl /

UK / ˈtaʊəl /

A2
  • noun
  • Piece of cloth used for drying things
  • verb
  • To dry something or yourself using a towel

jet

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US / dʒet /

UK / dʒɛt /

B1
  • noun
  • Stream of liquid/gas shooting out of small opening
  • (Of liquid, gas) to shoot out of a small opening
  • A pipe that water or gas goes through
  • Hard, black, usually shiny stone
  • verb
  • (Of liquid, gas) to shoot out of a small opening
  • To travel on a jet plane

really

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US / ˈri:əli /

UK / ˈriəˌli, ˈrili /

A1
  • adverb
  • Used to stress something that is said; definitely
  • In a true or accurate manner
  • Very

would

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US / wʊd /

UK / wʊd /

A1
  • other
  • Used to indicate something imagined
  • Used to ask or request something politely
  • Verb used to indicate possibility, request etc.
  • Used to indicate a preference
  • Used to indicate a reaction
  • Indicates something that occurred repeatedly
  • Used to indicate willingness or ability to do

friend

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US / frend /

UK / frɛnd /

A1
  • noun
  • Person who you like and enjoy being with

now

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US / naʊ /

UK / naʊ /

A1
  • adverb
  • At the present time or moment
  • Right away or in the next possible moment
  • Used to refer to something that just happened
  • Time between the present and a moment in the past
  • conjunction
  • Resulting from or because of something

tall

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US / tɔ:l /

UK / tɔl /

A1
  • adjecitve
  • High in height

avoid

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US / ə'vɔɪd /

UK / əˈvɔɪd /

A2
  • verb
  • To prevent from happening
  • To stay away from

sunburn

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US / ˈsʌnbɜ:n /

UK / ˈsʌnbɜ:rn /

C2
  • noun
  • Burning your skin by being in the sun too long

significant

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US / sɪgˈnɪfɪkənt /

UK / sɪɡˈnɪfɪkənt /

A2
  • adjecitve
  • Large enough to be noticed or have an effect
  • Having meaning; important; noticeable
  • (Statistics) being clearly different

want

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US / wɔnt /

UK / wɑnt, wɔnt /

A1
  • noun
  • Something you desire or wish for
  • State or condition of poverty
  • verb
  • To desire or wish for something; hope for a thing

video

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US / 'vɪdɪəʊ /

UK / ˈvɪdiˌo /

A2
  • adjecitve
  • Of a moving film, with sound
  • noun
  • Recording capturing action with sound
  • verb
  • To make a moving film of, with sound

usually

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US / ˈju:ʒuəli /

UK / ˈjuːʒuəli /

A1
  • adverb
  • Normally; regularly

not

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US / nɒt /

UK / nɑt /

A1
  • adverb
  • Word indicating the negative
  • (Used to form the negative of verbs)

our

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US / 'aʊə(r) /

UK / aʊr /

A1
  • determiner
  • Belonging to us

sunbathe

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US / ˈsʌnbeɪð /

UK / ˈsʌnˌbeð /

C2
  • verb
  • To expose your body to the sun to get brown

whole

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US / həul /

UK / hol /

A1
  • adjecitve
  • Complete or full; all of
  • Being in a good condition
  • noun
  • Complete amount or sum; total

definitely

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US / ˈdefɪnətli /

UK / ˈdefɪnətli /

A2
  • adverb
  • Without question; beyond doubt

oversimplify

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US / ˌəʊvəˈsɪmplɪfaɪ /

UK / ˌoʊvərˈsɪmplɪfaɪ /

B1
  • verb
  • To describe but miss out important details

relax

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US / rɪˈlæks /

UK / rɪˈlæks /

A1
  • verb
  • To calm or quiet yourself, or stop worrying
  • To release the tightness in muscles
  • To make a rule or law less strict

water

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US / 'wɔ:tə(r) /

UK / ˈwɔtɚ, ˈwɑtɚ /

A1
  • noun
  • Clear liquid that forms the seas, rivers and rain
  • Large area such as an ocean or sea
  • verb
  • (Of the eyes) to produce tears
  • (Mouth) to become wet at the thought of nice food
  • To pour liquids onto a plant to keep it alive

destroy

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US / dɪ'strɔɪ /

UK / dɪˈstrɔɪ /

A2
  • verb
  • To damage so badly that something no longer exists
  • To defeat someone or something easily
  • To kill a sick or unwanted animal

jellyfish

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US / ˈdʒelifɪʃ /

UK / ˈdʒɛliˌfɪʃ /

C2
  • noun
  • Soft-bodied sea animal, as with stinging tentacles

light

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US / laɪt /

UK / laɪt /

A1
  • adjecitve
  • Being bright making it easy to see; not dark
  • Being pale and lacking darkness of color
  • Not heavy; weighing only a little
  • adverb
  • Carrying few bags when traveling
  • noun
  • A source of energy that makes a room or area bright
  • Way in which something or someone is understood
  • verb
  • To cause something to burn; put a burning match to
  • To provide a way to see ahead

though

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US / ðəu /

UK / ðo /

A1
  • adverb
  • Although, despite the fact that

stuff

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US / stʌf /

UK / stʌf /

A1
  • noun
  • Generic description for things, materials, objects
  • verb
  • To push material inside something, with force

treasure

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US / 'treʒə(r) /

UK / ˈtrɛʒɚ /

A2
  • noun
  • Valuable things collected, and often hidden
  • Someone or something that is worth a lot
  • verb
  • To value something you keep very much
  • To take great care of because you love/value it

for

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US / fə(r) /

UK / fɔr,fə /

A1
  • preposition
  • Used to show the purpose, or need of something

immediate

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US / ɪˈmi:diət /

UK / ɪˈmidiɪt /

A2
  • adjecitve
  • Being the very next to or just after
  • Done without delay; straight away

ray

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US / reɪ /

UK / re /

B1
  • noun
  • Person's name
  • Lines of light coming from an object
  • Fish with a pointed tail and flat body

short

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US / ʃɔ:t /

UK / ʃɔrt /

A1
  • adverb
  • Less than what is needed
  • Suddenly stopping what you are saying or doing
  • verb
  • (Of electric circuit) to spark because faulty
  • adjecitve
  • Measuring a small distance
  • Happening for a small amount of time
  • Unfriendly or rude

spend

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US / spend /

UK / spɛnd /

A2
  • verb
  • To use money to pay for something
  • To use time in order to do something
  • To use up something completely

sunblock

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US / ˈsʌnblɒk /

UK / ˈsʌnblɑ:k /

A1
  • noun
  • A cream or lotion for protecting the skin from the sun and preventing sunburn.

time

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US / taɪm /

UK / taɪm /

A1
  • noun
  • Speed at which music is played; tempo
  • Point as shown on a clock, e.g. 3 p.m
  • Number of hours, minutes needed to do something
  • Occasion when something happens
  • Period or occasion that something occurred
  • Period in history or the past
  • Something measured in minutes, hours, days, etc.
  • How long an event takes; duration
  • verb
  • To check speed at which music is performed
  • To choose a specific moment to do something
  • To measure how long an event takes, e.g. a race
  • To schedule something to occur at a specific moment

tower

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US / 'taʊə(r) /

UK / ˈtaʊɚ /

A2
  • noun
  • Tall, narrow building
  • Tall metal structure for broadcasting, or the view
  • verb
  • To be very good at something

wind

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US / wɪnd /

UK / wɪnd /

A1
  • adjecitve
  • (Musical instruments) that you blow into to play
  • noun
  • A current of air moving approximately horizontally, especially one strong enough to be felt
  • Something that has influence
  • verb
  • If a road, path, or river winds, it follows a route that turns repeatedly in different directions
  • To turn or cause something to turn
  • To twist around something

just

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US / dʒʌst /

UK / dʒʌst /

A1
  • adjecitve
  • Proper or appropriate; as is deserved
  • Doing or being what is right or fair
  • Legally correct; having enough evidence
  • adverb
  • Almost; nearly
  • Exactly at the time of
  • Exactly (the same as, like)

shade

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US / ʃeɪd /

UK / ʃed /

A2
  • noun
  • Area of darkness when something blocks the light
  • Something that blocks or reduces light
  • Color that is a little darker or brighter than
  • verb
  • To shelter something from direct light
  • To change the truth to deceive or influence
  • To make one part of a picture darker or lighter

talk

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US / tɔ:k /

UK / tɔk /

A1
  • noun
  • Style of speaking
  • Discussion between two countries
  • Giving information in front of people; lecture
  • Saying things or ideas to someone with words
  • verb
  • To make a formal speech about something
  • To say things or ideas to someone with words

difference

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US / 'dɪfrəns /

UK / ˈdɪfərəns, ˈdɪfrəns /

A1
  • noun
  • A thing or issue that people do not agree about
  • Not of the same kind; unlike other things

mask

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US / mɑ:sk /

UK / mæsk /

B1
  • noun
  • Covering to hide or disguise the face
  • Way of pretending to behave that is not real
  • other
  • To hide something so that it cannot be seen
  • verb
  • To hide something so that it cannot be seen
  • To keep people from noticing (emotions/intentions)

awesome

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US / 'ɔ:səm /

UK / ˈɔsəm /

B2
  • adjecitve
  • Great; wonderful; stupendous

cold

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US / kəʊld /

UK / kold /

A1
  • adjecitve
  • Having a very low temperature
  • Being unfriendly or lacking emotion
  • noun
  • Illness of sneezing, coughing, and a sore throat

much

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US / mʌtʃ /

UK / mʌtʃ /

A1
  • adjecitve
  • Very; to a high level or degree
  • adverb
  • A lot; large amount; a high degree of
  • Nearly; basically
  • On many occasions; often
  • noun
  • A large amount; a great quantity

ocean

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US / 'əʊʃn /

UK / ˈoʃən /

A2
  • noun
  • Large body of salt water; a large sea

strong

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US / strɒŋ /

UK / strɔŋ /

A1
  • adjecitve
  • (Of tea or beer) dark or thick
  • Having big muscles; physically powerful

breathing

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US / ˈbri:ðɪŋ /

UK / ˈbriðɪŋ /

A2
  • verb
  • To move air into and out of your lungs
  • To say something very softly
  • To stop moving so one can rest

lifeguard

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US / ˈlaɪfgɑ:d /

UK / ˈlaɪfgɑ:rd /

C2
  • noun
  • Person at a beach or pool who can rescue swimmers

situation

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US / ˌsɪtʃuˈeɪʃn /

UK / ˌsɪtʃuˈeʃən /

A1
  • noun
  • Place, position or area that something is in
  • Circumstance or condition surrounding an event
  • An unexpected problem or difficulty

ask

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US / ɑ:sk /

UK / æsk /

A1
  • verb
  • To say to someone that you want something

land

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US / lænd /

UK / lænd /

A1
  • noun
  • Region or country
  • Earth; the ground
  • verb
  • To arrive or cause a boat to arrive at the shore
  • To obtain or get something that you wanted
  • To (cause to) come down to the ground safely
  • To cause to arrive in a specific place or state

marshy

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US / /

UK / /

B2
  • adjecitve
  • Soft and watery

start

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US / stɑ:t /

UK / stɑrt /

A1
  • noun
  • First time or place that a thing exists; beginning
  • First opportunity to achieve something, e.g. a job
  • Sudden action or movement because you are scared
  • other
  • Beginning of something in place or time
  • verb
  • To do, be or happen for the first time; begin
  • To turn something on

summery

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US / ˈsʌməri /

UK / ˈsʌməri /

A2
  • adjecitve
  • Characteristic of, or occurring in summer

well

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US / wel /

UK / wɛl /

A1
  • adjecitve
  • Being in a fortunate, good condition or state
  • Healthy and in good condition
  • adverb
  • In an acceptable, proper, or successful manner
  • In a complete, total, or full manner
  • A great and considerable degree
  • In a successful way, in a good or satisfactory way
  • exclamation
  • Used to begin or continue a particular statement
  • Used to show you want to start saying something
  • Used to express that you are waiting for a reply
  • You say this to change the topic of a conversation
  • Used to indicate you are making a final remark
  • noun
  • Long deep hole in the ground to get water
  • verb
  • To cause your eyes to fill with tears

yourself

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US / jɔ:ˈself /

UK / jʊrˈsɛlf, jɔr-, jor-, jə- /

A1
  • pronoun
  • Reflexive form of 'you', used for an emphasis

hear

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US / hɪə(r) /

UK / hɪr /

A1
  • verb
  • To be aware of sound; to perceive with the ear
  • To be told or find out information or facts
  • To consider or listen to a court case

sun

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US / sʌn /

UK / sʌn /

A1
  • noun
  • Light and heat coming from a large star in the sky
  • Hot shining star the Earth moves around
  • verb
  • To lie in the sunshine and enjoy its warmth

explore

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US / ɪk'splɔ:(r) /

UK / ɪkˈsplɔr /

A2
  • verb
  • To examine something in detail to learn about it
  • To travel to a place to discover more about it

gear

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US / ɡɪə(r) /

UK / ɡɪr /

B1
  • noun
  • A speed selector connected to an engine
  • Special clothes you use for a purpose
  • Toothed wheel shifting power from engine to wheels
  • verb
  • To aim at or prepare yourself for something

remember

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US / rɪ'membə(r) /

UK / rɪˈmɛmbɚ /

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  • verb
  • To give someone a gift, e.g. birthday, wedding
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  • Something that causes you difficulty or sadness
  • Act of making air come out of your mouth
  • A hit or strike from an object
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  • To move something using air
  • To make air come quickly out of your mouth
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  • Body part at the end of a person's arm
  • Help for someone performing a particular action
  • Condition of having power or influence
  • Member of the crew of a ship
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  • To give something to someone personally

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  • The one that follows another in time or order
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  • Immediately after the previous one
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  • Cream spread on the skin to protect from sunburn

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  • Someone who does swimming, e.g. as a sport

could

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  • To take pleasure in something

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  • Base of something such as a mountain or vase
  • Length of 12 inches or about 25 cm
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  • To be familiar with a person or place, thing
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  • Many times; frequently; on many occasions

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  • Owned by the government
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  • Known or able to be known by all people

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  • Dark glasses worn when it is too bright
  • Convex lens that focuses the rays of the sun

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  • To become weaker or damaged from continued use

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  • Object designed to stay on the surface of water
  • Decorated truck used in a festival
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  • To sell the shares of a company publicly
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  • Trunks shorts worn for swimming
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  • Main thick and woody stem of a tree

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  • Onto the land from the water

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  • Introduction to Video Content
  • In this video, we will explore the vocabulary and phrases related to beach activities and items. The video begins with a sunny and summery introduction, where the presenter invites viewers to join her at the beach. She explains that they have packed heavy for the beach and proceeds to show the items they have brought. The first item she showcases is a beach tent, which she describes as perfect for them. Alternatively, viewers could bring a beach umbrella if they prefer. The importance of shade is highlighted, especially for those planning to spend the whole day at the beach. Sun protection is also emphasized, and viewers are reminded not to forget to pack sunscreen or sunblock. In the United States, it is common to see people at the beach with coolers, which are also used in parks and festivals. The presenter shares that they have a cooler and are very happy with the decision. Cold drinks can now be enjoyed in hot weather wherever they go. Beach towels, chairs, and lounge chairs are also essential items. The presenter mentions that they have beach loungers, which are lightweight, foldable, and portable. As for swimwear, men usually wear swimming trunks while women opt for either a one-piece swimsuit or a bikini. The presenter describes flip-flops as typical beach shoes; these are light sandals that are loosely held on the foot by a y-shaped strap. However, the presenter prefers slides, which she finds more comfortable. Finally, the importance of having items for fun in the sun is discussed, and the presenter mentions having a floaty that she finds awesome. Viewers are encouraged to watch the video to see the floaty in action.
  • Subtitles section
  • Hey guys!
  • Today we're having a super sunny and summery video because I'm taking you to the beach with me, where we will learn about some beach activities, beach vocabulary, and phrases that will be relevant to the general public.
  • Ready?
  • Let's go then!
  • So, As you can see, we pack heavy for the beach.
  • And let me show you what we bring with us.
  • So, this beach tent is our recent find and it's just perfect for us.
  • But instead of a beach tent, you could bring a beach umbrella with you.
  • And it's a must if you're planning to spend a whole day at the beach because you'll definitely need some shade.
  • You Also do not want to forget to pack your sunscreen or sunblock.
  • Getting a sunburn is not fun at all, so we better avoid this.
  • Then, here in the United States, you won't see people at the beach without coolers.
  • And not just at the beach, but also in the parks or at festivals.
  • So, we also got one and we have zero regrets.
  • Now we can enjoy cold drinks in the hot weather wherever we go.
  • Then, of course, you'd bring a beach towel with you, beach chairs or beach lounge chairs, or just like us, just some lawn chairs.
  • However, we do have these beach loungers, which are awesome, by the way.
  • They are light, foldable, and portable.
  • Now, as for the swimwear, men usually wear swimming trunks to the beach, and women usually wear either a one-piece swimsuit or a bikini, which consists of two parts, a top and a bottom.
  • Typical beach shoes would be flip-flops.
  • These are a type of a light sandal that are held loosely on the foot by a y-shaped strap known as a toe thong.
  • We prefer slides, though.
  • So much more comfortable.
  • And, of course, we take a bunch of stuff for our sun, like a floaty or, um, yeah, I also have a floaty, but it's awesome, though.
  • You'll see.
  • We take some toys and buckets and shovels to build sandcastles.
  • And speaking of sandcastles, let's talk about activities people like to do at the beach, and building a sandcastle is one of them.
  • It is really so much fun, that is, unless you have a little monster who likes to destroy them.
  • Some people come to the beach only to soak up the sun that refers to relaxing or sunbathing.
  • There's actually multiple ways you can describe this activity.
  • So, you can say soak up the sun, sunbathe, lay out in the sun, catch some rays, get some sun, or get a tan, or even bask in the sunlight.
  • And if someone asks, you could simply say, I was tanning today, or I like to tan.
  • As you can see, there are lots of options you can choose from.
  • Some people come to the beach mostly to enjoy the water.
  • So, obviously, you can swim in the water.
  • I am not a great swimmer.
  • Some people enjoy diving.
  • It's when you submerge yourself underwater using scuba gear, which is also called scuba diving, or you can just put on goggles and dive to explore underwater.
  • And when you use a diving mask and a breathing tube to dive with, it's called snorkeling.
  • Or if you can't swim at all, you could use one of these.
  • These are floats, or as kids called them, floaties.
  • The names can be more specific, like pool tube or tube float, and this one can be a lounge float, or a pool chair lounge float, or just a pool float.
  • This was the best thing I've ever bought with five bucks.
  • If you're, God forbid, drowning, a lifeguard or just some people would use one of these to save you.
  • This is a life preserver, life ring, life belt, life saver, or life buoy.
  • So, if someone is ever in a dangerous situation in the water, and they ask you to throw them one of these, you'll know what to look for.
  • A lifeguard tower is like a super tall seat with the best ocean view ever.
  • It's like a lifeguard's cozy nest at the beach, where they can watch over everyone splashing around in the water.
  • Imagine you're at the beach trying to impress your friends with your awesome swimming skills, but suddenly you start doing the I'm wobbly jellyfish dance.
  • That's when the lifeguard in the tower jumps into action, blows their whistle, and saves you from turning into seaweed salad.
  • So, if you're at the beach and see someone up in the lifeguard tower, remember they're like the beach bosses making sure nobody turns into a soggy sandwich.
  • Right now, we're at Lake Michigan, which looks like a sea to be honest.
  • Very often, there are high waves at the lake caused by strong winds.
  • You can refer to them as choppy waves or simply choppy water.
  • This term describes the rough and turbulent water surface caused by strong winds or other factors that create waves of significant height on a lake.
  • The rocks that you see on the beach or at the shoreline are called pebbles.
  • Another very popular activity is beach combing.
  • This means to wander along the beach, typically near the shoreline, in search of interesting and valuable items that have washed ashore.
  • People often look for seashells, driftwood, sea glass, marine debris, and other treasures.
  • We also enjoy throwing a frisbee at the beach or playing frisbee.
  • That's another popular beach activity.
  • But there are so many other games people play at the beach like beach volleyball or tossing bags or beach soccer, and I feel like there are countless beach ball games.
  • There's also a lot of water sports and activities like jet boating, jet skiing, yachting, kayaking, and so on and so forth.
  • You might be familiar with the word shore and you must have heard the word coast, but what's the difference between them or are they interchangeable?
  • The short answer would be no.
  • The word shore is a more specific term describing the immediate boundary between land and water and can include various features like sandy beaches, rocky cliffs, or marshy areas.
  • The word coast, on the other hand, refers to the broader area that includes the shoreline and its adjacent regions.
  • You can see the picture on the screen.
  • So, what are your favorite beach activities?
  • Are you more of a sunbathing, relaxing person, or do you prefer to spend your time at the beach being active?
  • And by the way, I didn't mention the words like sunglasses or a hat so as not to oversimplify the video.
  • Well, that would be it for this video.
  • Thank you so much, guys, for watching it and thank you for going to the beach with me.
  • I really hope you enjoyed it, and as usual, I'll see you in the next one.