Vocabulary

Things, Objects

 
 
 
 

Pictures

    1. 1950s America
    2. 1950s, USA
    3. Activities, I
    4. Activities, II
    5. Adventures, 1
    6. Adventures, 2
    7. Adventures, 3
    8. Advertisements
    9. Agriculture
    10. Aircrafts, 1
    11. Aircrafts, 2
    12. Ancient Times
    13. Animals, one
    14. Animals, two
    15. Animals, three
    16. Animals, four
    17. Army
    18. Art, I
    19. Art, II
    20. Art, III
    21. Arts and Entertainment, I
    22. Arts and Entertainment, II
    23. Arts and Entertainment, III
    24. Australia
    25. Austria
    26. Behaviors, one
    27. Behaviors, two
    28. Behaviors, three
    29. Behaviors, four
    30. Body Parts, one
    31. Body Parts, two
    32. Brazil
    33. Buildings, Great, I
    34. Buildings, Great, II
    35. Buildings, Great, III
    36. Buildings, Great, IV
    37. Buildings, Great V
    38. Business, one
    39. Business, two
    40. Business, three
    41. Cars
    42. Cartoons
    43. Celebrations and Festivities, 1
    44. Celebrations and Festivals, 2
    45. Celebrities and Famous People, 1
    46. Celebrities and Famous People, 2
    47. Farming
    48. Christmas Celebrations, 1
    49. Christmas Celebrations, 2
    50. Christmas Celebrations, 3
    51. Chinese Culture, 1
    52. Chinese Culture, 2
    53. Clothing
    54. Colombia
    55. Colors
    56. Comics
    57. Companies, Large, one
    58. Companies, Large, two
    59. Companies, Large, 3
    60. Companies, Large, 4
    61. Companies, Mid-Sized, 1
    62. Companies, Mid-Sized, 2
    63. Companies, Office, one
    64. Companies, Office, two
    65. Computers, History
    66. Costumes, Traditional Folk, 1
    67. Costumes, Traditional Folk, 2
    68. Costumes, Traditional Folk, 3
    69. Cuba
    70. Daily Routines, one
    71. Daily Routines, two
    72. Dinosaurs
    73. Dishes, Lunch and Dinner, 1
    74. Egypt
    75. Emotions
    76. Fairytales
    77. Farm
    78. Folk Tales
    79. Food, Breakfast
    80. Food, Condiments
    81. Food, Dishes
    82. Food, in General
    83. Food, Shopping
    84. Food, Street and Fast
    85. Food, Supply
    86. Food, Worldwide, 1
    87. France
    88. Fruits, one
    89. Fruits, two
    90. Furniture, Household, 1
    91. Furniture, Household, 2
    92. Games
    93. Garden, Home, Flowers, Veg
    94. Geographical Features
    95. Government, Politics
    96. Great Britain, one
    97. Great Britain, two
    98. Hawaii
    99. Health and Wellness
    100. Hobbies, one
    101. Hobbies, two
    102. Hospitals and Clinics
    103. Hotels, Hostels, Resorts
    104. Household Appliances, Items
    105. Houses in General
    106. Houses, Interior of, one
    107. Houses, Interior of, two
    108. Houses, Interior of, three
    109. Houses, Traditional, Folk, 1
    110. Houses, Traditional, Folk, 2
    111. India
    112. Iran
    113. Italy
    114. Japan
    115. Justice System
    116. Kazakhstan
    117. Leisure and Hospitality, 1
    118. Life Stages, I
    119. Life Stages, II
    120. Mexico
    121. Middle-Ages
    122. Middle-Eastern Culture, 1
    123. Middle-Eastern Culture, 2
    124. Money
    125. Monsters (Ghosts, Mummy, Dracula)
    126. Monuments and Landmarks, 1
    127. Monuments and Landmarks, 2
    128. Movies
    129. Music and Singing
    130. Mysteries, Unexplained
    131. Pastimes
    132. Plants
    133. Police
    134. Professional Jobs, I
    135. Professional Jobs, II
    136. Religion
    137. Restaurants
    138. Russia
    139. School, one
    140. School, two
    141. Science
    142. Scientists
    143. Ships
    144. Shopping
    145. Skilled Work, one
    146. Skilled Work, two
    147. Skilled Work, three
    148. Small Business, one
    149. Small Business, two
    150. Spain
    151. Sports, Competitive, I
    152. Sports, Competitive, II
    153. Sports, Recreational
    154. Superheros
    155. Superheroes, Marvel
    156. Technology, 1
    157. Technology, 2
    158. Television, one
    159. Television, two
    160. Toys, Sports Equipment
    161. Travel, Tourism, Vacation, 1
    162. Travel, Tourism, Vacation, 2
    163. Transport, Animals
    164. Transport Vehicles, 1
    165. Transport Vehicles, 2
    166. Transport Vehicles, 3
    167. Transportation, Infrastructure, Facilities
    168. Turkey
    169. United States, one
    170. United States, two
    171. United States, three
    172. United States, four
    173. United States, five
    174. United States, six
    175. Unskilled Labor
    176. Vacation, Holiday
    177. Vendors
    178. Weather and Seasons
    179. West, Wild, The
    180.  

    181. Pictures, 1 (1, 2, 3)
    182. Pictures, 10 (11, 12, 13)
    183. Pictures, 21 (A, B, C)
    184. Pictures, 32 (X, Y, Z)
    185. Pictures, 43 (40, 41, 42)
    186. Pictures, 54 (a, b, c)
    187. Pictures, 65 (60, 61, 62)
    188. Pictures, 76 (x, y, z)
    189. Pictures, 87 (80, 81, 82)
    190. Pictures, 98 (A, B, C))
    191. Pictures, 109 (90, 91, 92)
    192. Pictures, 110 (X, Y, Z)
    193. Pictures, 121 (110, 111, 112)
    194. Pictures, 132 (a, b, c)
    195. Pictures, 143 (140, 141, 142)
    196. Pictures, 154 (x, y, z)
    197. Pictures, 165 (160, 161, 162)
    198. Pictures, 176 (A, B, C)
    199. Pictures, 187 (180, 181, 182)
    200. Pictures, 198 (X, Y, Z)
    201. Pictures, 209 (210, 211, 212)
    202. Pictures, 210 (a, b, c)
    203. Pictures, 221 (220, 221, 222)
    204. Pictures, 232 (x, y, z)
    205. Pictures, 243 (230, 231, 232)
    206. Pictures, 254 (A, B, C)
    207. Pictures, 265 (250, 251, 252)
    208. Pictures, 276 (X, Y, Z)
    209. Pictures, 287 (270, 271, 272)
    210. Pictures, 298 (a, b, c)
    211. Pictures, 309 (310, 311, 312)
    212. Pictures, 310 (x, y, z)
    213. Pictures, 321 (310, 311, 312)
    214. Pictures, 332 (A, B, C)
    215. Pictures, 343 (320, 321, 322)
    216. Pictures, 354 (X, Y, Z)
    217. Pictures, 365 (340, 341, 342)
    218. Pictures, 376 (x, y, z)
    219. Pictures, 387 (360, 361, 362)
    220. Pictures, 398 (A, B, C)
    221. Pictures, 409 (410, 411, 412)
    222. Pictures, 410 (X, Y, Z)
    223. Pictures, 421 (430, 431, 432)
    224. Pictures, 432 (a, b, c)
    225. Pictures, 443 (450, 451, 452)
    226. Pictures, 454 (X, Y, Z)
    227. Pictures, 465 (470, 471, 472)
    228. Pictures, 476 (A, B, C)
    229. Pictures, 487 (490, 491, 492)
    230. Pictures, 498 (X, Y, Z)
    231. Pictures, 509 (500, 501, 502)
    232. Pictures, 510 (a, b, c)
    233. Pictures, 522 (510, 511, 512)
    234. Pictures, 533 (X, Y, Z)
    235. Pictures, 544 (520, 521, 522)
    236. Pictures, 555 (A, B, C)
    237. Pictures, 566
    238. Pictures, 577
    239. Pictures, 588
    240. Pictures, 599
    241. Pictures, 601
    242. Pictures, 610
    243. Pictures, 620
    244. Pictures, 630
    245. Pictures, 640
    246. Pictures, 650
    247. Pictures, 660
    248. Pictures, 670
    249. Pictures, 680
    250. Pictures, 690
    251. Pictures, 700
    252. Pictures, 710
    253. Pictures, 720

 

 

    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.