vocabulary english 2 3rd partial units 11-12
|be born|| when a baby is born, it comes out of its mother's body and starts its life|
My daughter was born on August 29, 1982.
|build|| to make a building or other large structure by putting its parts together|
They're building a new bridge over the river.
|wrote|| the past tense of write|
William Shakespeare wrote many plays.
|write|| to create something such as a book, a piece of music, or a computer program, by putting together words or symbols|
She writes for several fashion magazines.
|won|| the past tense of win|
Usain Bolt won the 100m at the Beijing Olympics.
|retire|| to stop working permanently, especially when you are old|
Mrs. Kenny retired as principal in July.
|invented|| the past tense of invent|
Who invented the telephone?
|invent|| to design or create something that did not exist before|
He invents things in his parents' garage.
|have children|| to be or become a parent|
We want to travel the world before we have children.
|grow up|| to change from being a child to being an adult|
I would like my children to grow up in Europe.
|graduate|| to complete your studies at a school such as a high school, college, or university and get a diploma or a degree|
She graduates in June.
|get married|| when two people have a wedding and become husband and wife|
We're getting married next summer.
|get a job|| to find work that you do regularly to earn money|
I want to get a job as a teacher when I finish university.
|fought|| the past tense of fight|
They fought for their freedom.
|fight|| if people fight, they use guns or other weapons against each other, hit, kick, or bite each other, or argue about something|
I fight with my sister all the time.
|explored|| the past tense of explore|
We explored the city on foot.
|explore|| to travel around an area in order to learn about it, or in order to search for something valuable such as oil|
Shackleton wanted to explore Antarctica.
|composed|| the past tense of compose|
They composed a song especially for the wedding.
|compose|| to write a piece of music|
I want to compose a new song.
|built|| the past tense of build|
They built this house in 1878.
|homework|| preparatory school work done outside school (especially at home).|
Have you done all your homework yet?
|eat fast food|| to eat food that is made and served very quickly, and that you can take away with you|
I need to stop eating fast food. It isn't very healthy.
|worry|| to feel nervous and upset because you keep thinking about your problems or about bad things that could happen|
She worries a lot about her husband's health.
|positively|| in a positive way|
It's important to always think positively.
|think|| decide by pondering, reasoning, or reflecting .|
"Can you think what to do next?"
|stop|| to not do something anymore|
She's going to stop spending so much money.
|start|| to begin doing something|
I'm going to start exercising this summer.
|set|| establish as the highest level or best performance |
"set a record"
|goal||something you aim for that takes planning and work. We need to set some clear goals before we begin.|
|exercise|| to do a physical activity in order to stay healthy and to make your body stronger|
Do you eat right and exercise often?
|go bike riding|| to do the activity of riding a bike for pleasure|
Shall we go bike riding this weekend?
|riding||to sit in a bike, motorbike, horse, etc. and make it move you along.|
|walking|| to do the activity of walking for pleasure|
My boyfriend and I like to go walking in the mountains.
|swimming|| movement in water to get from one place to another.|
to do the activity of swimming for pleasure
How often do you go swimming?
|shopping|| searching for or buying goods or services |
"does her shopping at the mall rather than down town"
We should go shopping for new shoes on Saturday.
|running|| traveling on foot at a fast pace; |
I try to go running three times a week.
|dancing|| taking a series of rhythmical steps (and movements) in time to music.|
I went dancing with my friends on Friday night.