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Activities, Objects, Peoples, Places

 
 
 
 

  1. 1950s America
  2. 1950s, USA
  3. Activities, I
  4. Activities, II
  5. Adventures, 1
  6. Adventures, 2
  7. Adventures, 3
  8. Advertisements, 1
  9. Advertisements, 2
  10. Agriculture
  11. Aircrafts, 1
  12. Aircrafts, 2
  13. Amusement Park
  14. Ancient Times
  15. Animals, one
  16. Animals, two
  17. Animals, three
  18. Animals, four
  19. Arabia
  20. Arizona
  21. Armenia
  22. Army
  23. Art, I
  24. Art, II
  25. Art, III
  26. Arts and Entertainment, I
  27. Arts and Entertainment, II
  28. Arts and Entertainment, III
  29. Australia
  30. Austria
  31. Autumn
  32. Bazaars, Markets, Marketplaces
  33. Behaviors, one
  34. Behaviors, two
  35. Behaviors, three
  36. Behaviors, four
  37. Bicycles
  38. Body Parts, one
  39. Body Parts, two
  40. Brazil
  41. Buildings, Great, I
  42. Buildings, Great, II
  43. Buildings, Great, III
  44. Buildings, Great, IV
  45. Buildings, Great V
  46. Business, one
  47. Business, two
  48. Business, three
  49. Cafes, Bars, Clubs, Discos
  50. California, Los Angeles
  51. California, San Francisco
  52. Camp, Camping
  53. Canada
  54. Canada, 2
  55. Cars
  56. Cartoons
  57. Castles, Palaces, Fortresses, 1
  58. Celebrations and Festivities, 1
  59. Celebrations and Festivals, 2
  60. Celebrities and Famous People, 1
  61. Celebrities and Famous People, 2
  62. Farming
  63. Christmas Celebrations, 1
  64. Christmas Celebrations, 2
  65. Christmas Celebrations, 3
  66. Chinese Culture, 1
  67. Chinese Culture, 2
  68. Chores, Household, Daily Tasks
  69. Churches, Cathedrals, Temples
  70. Cities, American, I
  71. Cities, American, 2
  72. Cities, European, 1
  73. Cities, European, 2
  74. Clothing
  75. Colombia
  76. Colors
  77. Comic Book Characters, DC
  78. Comic Book Characters, 2
  79. Communications, Early
  80. Companies, Large, one
  81. Companies, Large, two
  82. Companies, Large, 3
  83. Companies, Large, 4
  84. Companies, Mid-Sized, 1
  85. Companies, Mid-Sized, 2
  86. Companies, Office, one
  87. Companies, Office, two
  88. Computers, History
  89. Costumes, Traditional Folk, 1
  90. Costumes, Traditional Folk, 2
  91. Costumes, Traditional Folk, 3
  92. Country Life
  93. Cuba
  94. Customs and Culture, 1
  95. Daily Routines, one
  96. Daily Routines, two
  97. Dance
  98. Devices in Daily Life and Work
  99. Dinosaurs, one
  100. Dinosaurs, two
  101. Dinosaurs, three
  102. Dishes, Lunch and Dinner, 1
  103. Disneyland
  104. Egypt, Ancient
  105. Egypt, Cairo Tour
  106. Egypt, Life and Culture, 1
  107. Egypt, Life and Culture, 2
  108. Emotions
  109. Engineering, General
  110. Engineering Wonders, Marvels
  111. Exercise, Physical
  112. Fairytales
  113. Famiy Life
  114. Farm
  115. Fictional Characters
  116. Florida
  117. Folk Tales
  118. Food, Breakfast
  119. Food, Condiments
  120. Food, Dishes
  121. Food, in General
  122. Food, Shopping
  123. Food, Street and Fast
  124. Food, Supply
  125. Food, Worldwide, 1
  126. France
  127. French Elegance Royalty
  128. Fruits, one
  129. Fruits, two
  130. Furniture, Household, 1
  131. Furniture, Household, 2
  132. Games
  133. Garden, Home, Flowers, Veg
  134. Geographical Features
  135. Georgia
  136. Germany
  137. Government, Politics
  138. Great Britain, one
  139. Great Britain, two
  140. Greece
  141. Greece, Ancient
  142. Halloween
  143. Happiness
  144. Hawaii, one
  145. Hawaii, two
  146. Health and Wellness
  147. History, Scenes
  148. Hobbies, one
  149. Hobbies, two
  150. Hospitals and Clinics
  151. Hotels, Hostels, Resorts
  152. Household Appliances, Items
  153. Houses in General
  154. Houses, Interior of, one
  155. Houses, Interior of, two
  156. Houses, Interior of, three
  157. Houses, Traditional, Folk, 1
  158. Houses, Traditional, Folk, 2
  159. Iceland
  160. India
  161. Inventions and Developments, one
  162. Iran
  163. Italy, one
  164. Italy, two
  165. Japan
  166. Justice System
  167. Kansas, Midwest
  168. Kazakhstan
  169. Kings and Queens, Royalty
  170. Las Vegas
  171. Leisure and Hospitality, 1
  172. Legends and Mythology
  173. Life Stages, I
  174. Life Stages, II
  175. Literature
  176. London
  177. Machines, one
  178. Machines, two
  179. Medicine, Conventional
  180. Mediterranean, The
  181. Megaliths 1
  182. Megaliths 2
  183. Mexico
  184. Middle-Ages
  185. Middle-Eastern Culture, 1
  186. Middle-Eastern Culture, 2
  187. Midwest of the US
  188. Money
  189. Military
  190. Mississippi, Deep South
  191. Monsters (Ghosts, Mummy, Dracula)
  192. Montana, Wyoming
  193. Monuments and Landmarks, 1
  194. Monuments and Landmarks, 2
  195. Movie Scenes, 1
  196. Movie Scenes, 2
  197. Movie Scenes, 3
  198. Music and Singing
  199. Musical Instruments
  200. Mysteries, Unexplained
  201. Netherlands, The
  202. New York City
  203. Novels Plots
  204. Olympics, Summer
  205. Olympics, Winter, 1
  206. OLympics, Winter, 2
  207. Paris
  208. Pastimes
  209. Party, one
  210. Party, two
  211. Plants
  212. Police
  213. Poor People, Lifestyle
  214. Professional Jobs, I
  215. Professional Jobs, II
  216. Religion, Abrahamic
  217. Religions, 2
  218. Restaurants
  219. Rich People, Lifestyle
  220. Robots
  221. Royal Family, British
  222. Russia
  223. Scandinavia
  224. School, one
  225. School, two
  226. Science, 1
  227. Science, 2
  228. Science, 3
  229. Scientists from History
  230. Ships
  231. Shopping
  232. Skilled Work, one
  233. Skilled Work, two
  234. Skilled Work, three
  235. Slovakia
  236. Small Business, one
  237. Small Business, two
  238. Southern US
  239. Space Age
  240. Spain
  241. Sports, Competitive, I
  242. Sports, Competitive, II
  243. Sports, Recreational
  244. Springtime
  245. Stories
  246. Summer Camp
  247. Summertime
  248. Superheros
  249. Superheroes, Marvel
  250. Supply Chains
  251. Talent Show
  252. Technology, 1
  253. Technology, 2
  254. Television, one
  255. Television, two
  256. Television Shows, Programs
  257. Thailand
  258. Toys, Sports Equipment
  259. Travel, Tourism, Vacation, 1
  260. Travel, Tourism, Vacation, 2
  261. Transport, Animals
  262. Transport Vehicles, 1
  263. Transport Vehicles, 2
  264. Transport Vehicles, 3
  265. Transportation, Infrastructure, Facilities
  266. Trees, 1
  267. Trees, 2
  268. Turkey
  269. United States, one
  270. United States, two
  271. United States, three
  272. United States, four
  273. United States, five
  274. United States, six
  275. University Life
  276. Unskilled Labor, 1
  277. Unskilled Labor, 2
  278. Unskilled Labor, 3
  279. Uzbekistan
  280. Vacation, Holiday, 1
  281. Vacations, Holidays, 2
  282. Vendors
  283. Water
  284. Water Sports
  285. Weather and Seasons
  286. Websites
  287. West, Wild, The
  288. Wintertime
  289. Women’s Careers
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  409. Anatomy, I
  410. Anatomy, II
  411. Body: Head, Face
  412. Body: Face
  413. Body: Torso, Limbs, I
  414. Body: Torso, Limbs, II
  415. Body; Physical Adjectives
  416. City; Buildings, Streets
  417. City; Areas, Districts, Facilities, 1
  418. City; Areas, Districts, Facilities, 2
  419. City; Shops, Restaurants, Clubs
  420. Computer Games, I
  421. Days of the Week
  422. Disasters; Natural, Man-made
  423. Earth
  424. Food
  425. Fruits
  426. Furniture
  427. Geography, Geology
  428. House; Rooms
  429. House; Living Room, Furniture
  430. House; Kitchen, Bathroom
  431. Jobs; in General
  432. Jobs; Unskilled
  433. Jobs; Semi-Skilled, Skilled
  434. Jobs; Business, Offices, Shops
  435. Jobs; Education, Science, Sports
  436. Jobs; Art, Media, Government
  437. Office, The
  438. Transportation I
  439. Transportation, II
  440. Transportation, III
  441. Vegetables
  442. Water, Bodies of
  443. Weather

 

 

 

 

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Vocabulary

 

Vocabulary is the total number of words in a language. It is also the collection of words a person knows and uses in reading, listening, speaking and writing.

The vocabulary of a language continually grows and evolves as the world changes and becomes more complex.

Word Origins

Throughout history, words have entered English from many other languages. These include Greek, Latin, Arabic, Danish, French, German, Hindi, and Nahuatl.

For example, we get (the word) alcohol from Arabic, chocolate from Nauatl, and pajamas from Hindi.

Pancakes

Often base words combine to form new words, such as skyscraper and pancakes. Words have been shorted too, as in the case of fax from facsimile.

Basic, everyday words however have remained largely unchanged over the centuries: woman, man, sun, hand, love, go, and eat.

One Million Words

With about one million words, English has the largest vocabulary of any language. That’s quite a vocabulary to master!

The good news for language learners is that the vast majority of those words are technical, scientific, or arcane — ones that are seldom heard outside their fields.

The Top 1,200

In fact 90% of all communication in English (or indeed in any language) consists of only 1,200 of the most common words. This covers every setting from work and school, to recreation, radio and television.

In other words, if you master the top 1,200 words, you will have laid the foundation of a new language. You can accomplish this in about in about 4 to 8 months, if you learn 5 to 10 new words a day.

The Top 1,200 to 4,000

To understand 95% of English usage, you need to go up to the 4,000 most frequently used words. By doing so, you could then comprehend most newspaper and magazines articles. It would also enable you to conduct business and engage in academic discourse.

The best ways to boost your vocabulary is reading good books, magazines, and newspaper articles. You should always have a good dictionary handy to look up words you aren’t sure of.

See VOCABULARY AND SUCCESS.

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1. The vocabulary of English and other languages remains static, not changing. True or false?
2. Do many words in English have foreign origins? If yes, give examples. How did they get there?
3. Are there words in English from your language? How did they get there?
4. Have you heard of the 80/20 Rule, or the Pareto Principle? How would a variation of this apply here?
5. With this in mind, what should beginning language learners strive to do?

See 80-20 RULE.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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