VOA Special English Word Book: A List of Words Used in Special English Programs on Radio, Television, and the Internet

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Voice of America, 2007 - English language - 137 pages

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Page 135 - William McKinley Theodore Roosevelt William Howard Taft Woodrow Wilson Warren Gamaliel Harding Calvin Coolidge Herbert Clark Hoover Franklin Delano Roosevelt Harry S. Truman Dwight David Eisenhower John Fitzgerald Kennedy Lyndon...
Page 119 - Days of the Week Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday Months of the Year January February March April May June July August September October November December B.
Page 93 - ... v. to attach something to another thing using a substance that will hold them together; to become fixed in one position so that movement is difficult ("Something is making the door stick." ); n. a thin piece of wood still - ad. not moving ( "The man was standing still." ); until the present or a stated time ( "Was he still there?
Page 98 - ... sounds by electronic signals over a distance so others can see and hear them on a receiver tell - v. to give information; to make known by speaking; to order; to command temperature - n. the measurement of heat and cold temporary - ad. lasting only a short time tense - ad. having fear or concern; dangerous; opposite calm term - n. a limited period of time during which someone does a job or carries out a responsibility ( "He served two terms in Congress.
Page 108 - ... pro. used to ask about something or to ask for information about something ("What is this?"); ad. which or which kind ( " He wants to know what you would like to drink. " ) wheat n. a grain used to make bread ; the plant that produces the grain wheel n. a round structure that turns around a center when ad. at what time; at any time ( "When will she come home?" ) ; conj. during or at the time ( " I studied hard when I was in school. " ) where ad. conj. at, to or in what place ( "Where is his house?
Page 46 - ... n. the spirit that is honored as creator of all things ("They believe in God. "); a spirit or being believed in many religions to have special powers gold - n.
Page 50 - ... honest - ad. truthful; able to be trusted honor - v. to obey; to show strong, good feelings for ("to honor one's parents"); n. an award; an act of giving special recognition ("He received many honors for his efforts to help others. ") hope - v. to expect; to believe there is a good chance that something will happen as wanted; to want something to happen horrible - ad. causing great fear; terrible horse - n. a large animal often used for racing, riding or farm work hospital - n. a place where...
Page 55 - ... joke - n. something done or said to cause others to laugh judge - v. to form an opinion about; to decide a question, especially a legal one; n. a public official who decides problems of law in a court jump - v. to push down on the feet and move up quickly into the air jury - n. a group of people chosen to decide what is true in a trial just - ad. only ("Help me for just a minute.
Page 91 - ... n. a person's male child soon - ad. not long after the present time; quickly sort - n. any group of people or things that are the same or are similar in some way; a kind of something sound - n. fast-moving waves of energy that affect the ear and result in hearing; that which is heard south - n. the direction to the right of a person facing the rising sun space - n. the area outside the earth's atmosphere where the sun, moon, planets and stars are; the area between or inside things speak - v....
Page 13 - Nations" ) aggression - n. an attack against a person or country; the violation of a country's borders ago - ad. of time past; before now agree - v. to have the same belief as someone; to be willing to do something agriculture - n. farming aid - v. to help; to support; n. help, assistance aim - v. to point a gun at; n. a goal or purpose air - n. the mixture of gases around the earth, mostly nitrogen and oxygen, that we breathe air force - n. a military organization using airplanes airplane - n. a...

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