Vocabulary

Things, Objects

 
 
 
 

Pictures

    1. 1950s America
    2. 1950s, USA
    3. Activities, I
    4. Activities, II
    5. Adventures
    6. Advertisements
    7. Agriculture
    8. Aircrafts, 1
    9. Aircrafts, 2
    10. Animals, one
    11. Animals, two
    12. Animals, three
    13. Animals, four
    14. Army
    15. Art, I
    16. Art, II
    17. Art, III
    18. Arts and Entertainment, I
    19. Arts and Entertainment, II
    20. Arts and Entertainment, III
    21. Australia
    22. Austria
    23. Behaviors, one
    24. Behaviors, two
    25. Behaviors, three
    26. Behaviors, four
    27. Body Parts, one
    28. Body Parts, two
    29. Brazil
    30. Buildings, Great, I
    31. Buildings, Great, II
    32. Buildings, Great, III
    33. Buildings, Great, IV
    34. Buildings, Great V
    35. Business, one
    36. Business, two
    37. Business, three
    38. Cars
    39. Cartoons
    40. Celebrations and Festivities, 1
    41. Celebrations and Festivals, 2
    42. Celebrities and Famous People, 1
    43. Celebrities and Famous People, 2
    44. Farming
    45. Christmas Celebrations, 1
    46. Christmas Celebrations, 2
    47. Christmas Celebrations, 3
    48. Chinese Culture, 1
    49. Chinese Culture, 2
    50. Clothing
    51. Colombia
    52. Colors
    53. Comics
    54. Companies, Large, one
    55. Companies, Large, two
    56. Companies, Large, 3
    57. Companies, Large, 4
    58. Companies, Mid-Sized, 1
    59. Companies, Mid-Sized, 2
    60. Companies, Office, one
    61. Companies, Office, two
    62. Computers, History
    63. Costumes, Traditional Folk, 1
    64. Costumes, Traditional Folk, 2
    65. Costumes, Traditional Folk, 3
    66. Cuba
    67. Daily Routines, one
    68. Daily Routines, two
    69. Dishes, Lunch and Dinner, 1
    70. Egypt
    71. Emotions
    72. Fairytales
    73. Farm
    74. Folk Tales
    75. Food, Breakfast
    76. Food, Condiments
    77. Food, Dishes
    78. Food, in General
    79. Food, Shopping
    80. Food, Supply
    81. Food, Worldwide, 1
    82. Fruits, one
    83. Fruits, two
    84. Furniture, Household, 1
    85. Furniture, Household, 2
    86. Games
    87. Geographical Features
    88. Government, Politics
    89. Great Britain, one
    90. Great Britain, two
    91. Hawaii
    92. Health and Wellness
    93. Hobbies, one
    94. Hobbies, two
    95. Hospitals and Clinics
    96. Hotels
    97. Household Appliances, Items
    98. Houses in General
    99. Houses, Interior of, one
    100. Houses, Interior of, two
    101. Houses, Interior of, three
    102. Houses, Traditional, Folk, 1
    103. Houses, Traditional, Folk, 2
    104. India
    105. Iran
    106. Italy
    107. Japan
    108. Justice System
    109. Kazakhstan
    110. Life Stages, I
    111. Life Stages, II
    112. Mexico
    113. Middle-Eastern Culture, 1
    114. Middle-Eastern Culture, 2
    115. Money
    116. Monuments and Landmarks, 1
    117. Monuments and Landmarks, 2
    118. Movies
    119. Music and Singing
    120. Mysteries, Unexplained
    121. Pastimes
    122. Plants
    123. Police
    124. Professional Jobs, I
    125. Professional Jobs, II
    126. Religion
    127. Russia
    128. School, one
    129. School, two
    130. Science
    131. Scientists
    132. Ships
    133. Shopping
    134. Skilled Work, one
    135. Skilled Work, two
    136. Skilled Work, three
    137. Small Business, one
    138. Small Business, two
    139. Spain
    140. Sports, Competitive, I
    141. Sports, Competitive, II
    142. Sports, Recreational
    143. Superheros
    144. Superheroes, Marvel
    145. Technology, 1
    146. Technology, 2
    147. Television, one
    148. Television, two
    149. Travel, Tourism, Vacation, 1
    150. Travel, Tourism, Vacation, 2
    151. Transport, Animals
    152. Transport Vehicles, 1
    153. Transport Vehicles, 2
    154. Transport Vehicles, 3
    155. Transport Vehicles, 4
    156. Transportation, Infrastructure, Facilities
    157. Turkey
    158. United States, one
    159. United States, two
    160. United States, three
    161. United States, four
    162. United States, five
    163. United States, six
    164. Unskilled Labor
    165. Vendors
    166. Weather and Seasons
    167. West, Wild, The
    168.  

    169. Pictures, 1 (1, 2, 3)
    170. Pictures, 10 (A, B, C)
    171. Pictures, 21 (10, 11, 12)
    172. Pictures, 32 (X, Y, Z)
    173. Pictures, 43 (40, 41, 42)
    174. Pictures, 54 (a, b, c)
    175. Pictures, 65 (60, 61, 62)
    176. Pictures, 76 (x, y, z)
    177. Pictures, 87 (80, 81, 82)
    178. Pictures, 98 (A, B, C))
    179. Pictures, 109 (90, 91, 92)
    180. Pictures, 110 (X, Y, Z)
    181. Pictures, 121 (110, 111, 112)
    182. Pictures, 132 (a, b, c)
    183. Pictures, 143 (140, 141, 142)
    184. Pictures, 154 (x, y, z)
    185. Pictures, 165 (160, 161, 162)
    186. Pictures, 176 (A, B, C)
    187. Pictures, 187 (180, 181, 182)
    188. Pictures, 198 (X, Y, Z)
    189. Pictures, 209 (210, 211, 212)
    190. Pictures, 210 (a, b, c)
    191. Pictures, 221 (220, 221, 222)
    192. Pictures, 232 (x, y, z)
    193. Pictures, 243 (230, 231, 232)
    194. Pictures, 254 (A, B, C)
    195. Pictures, 265 (250, 251, 252)
    196. Pictures, 276 (X, Y, Z)
    197. Pictures, 287 (270, 271, 272)
    198. Pictures, 298 (a, b, c)
    199. Pictures, 309 (310, 311, 312)
    200. Pictures, 310 (x, y, z)
    201. Pictures, 321 (310, 311, 312)
    202. Pictures, 332 (A, B, C)
    203. Pictures, 343 (320, 321, 322)
    204. Pictures, 354 (X, Y, Z)
    205. Pictures, 365 (340, 341, 342)
    206. Pictures, 376 (x, y, z)
    207. Pictures, 387 (360, 361, 362)
    208. Pictures, 398 (A, B, C)
    209. Pictures, 409 (410, 411, 412)
    210. Pictures, 410 (X, Y, Z)
    211. Pictures, 421 (430, 431, 432)
    212. Pictures, 432 (a, b, c)
    213. Pictures, 443 (450, 451, 452)
    214. Pictures, 454 (X, Y, Z)
    215. Pictures, 465 (470, 471, 472)
    216. Pictures, 476 (A, B, C)
    217. Pictures, 487 (490, 491, 492)
    218. Pictures, 498 (X, Y, Z)
    219. Pictures, 509 (500, 501, 502)
    220. Pictures, 510 (a, b, c)
    221. Pictures, 522 (510, 511, 512)
    222. Pictures, 533 (X, Y, Z)
    223. Pictures, 544 (520, 521, 522)
    224. Pictures, 555 (A, B, C)

 

 

    1. Anatomy, I
    2. Anatomy, II
    3. Body: Head, Face
    4. Body: Face
    5. Body: Torso, Limbs, I
    6. Body: Torso, Limbs, II
    7. Body; Physical Adjectives
    8. City; Buildings, Streets
    9. City; Areas, Districts, Facilities, 1
    10. City; Areas, Districts, Facilities, 2
    11. City; Shops, Restaurants, Clubs
    12. Computer Games, I
    13. Days of the Week
    14. Disasters; Natural, Man-made
    15. Earth
    16. Food
    17. Fruits
    18. Furniture
    19. Geography, Geology
    20. House; Rooms
    21. House; Living Room, Furniture
    22. House; Kitchen, Bathroom
    23. Jobs; in General
    24. Jobs; Unskilled
    25. Jobs; Semi-Skilled, Skilled
    26. Jobs; Business, Offices, Shops
    27. Jobs; Education, Science, Sports
    28. Jobs; Art, Media, Government
    29. Office, The
    30. Transportation I
    31. Transportation, II
    32. Transportation, III
    33. Vegetables
    34. Water, Bodies of
    35. 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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