alarm: a device that wakes you up in the morning. A sound that warns you of danger.
The alarm on my clock didn’t go off this morning, so I got up late.
We were in the middle of a test when the fire alarm went off.
bandage: a material covering for a wound.
The nurse is coming to change the bandage on your stomach.
You need to put a bandage on that cut to keep it clean.
chapter: one part of a piece of writing.
I really enjoyed the book, especially the last chapter.
The teacher wants us to read a chapter of our book every day.
corner: the place where two walls or streets meet. The pointy edge of something square or rectangular.
I think we should put a lamp in that dark corner of the room.
The child hit his head on the corner of the table.
desert: an area that has very little rain.
The world’s largest desert is the Sahara in northern Africa.
You can get water in the desert from cactus plants.
expert: someone who knows a lot about something.
When my computer isn’t working properly, I call an expert for help.
My friend is an expert in 19th century European paintings.
garbage: unneeded things that you throw away.
Every Wednesday the garbage is collected in our neighborhood.
The puppy destroyed her shoes and now they’re garbage.
illness: a period of sickness.
The doctors aren’t sure what is causing her illness.
Because of the treatment for his illness, he has lost all his hair.
laundry: clothing that needs washing.
Get all your dirty clothes together; I’m doing laundry.
Separate the white clothes from the colored before you do laundry.
package: a box of something that’s delivered.
I need to go to the post office to send this package.
A package was delivered to her home a day before her birthday.
shelf: a flat board where you put books, etc.
all his photo albums were on a shelf in the office.
The detergent is on the shelf next to the washing machine.
wallet: a small leather folder that holds your money.
I have to go back to the restaurant. I think I left my wallet there.
I keep my bus pass in my wallet so I always have it with me.
Pronunciation Exercise: Listen and repeat the above vocabulary on the audio file below.
Use these flashcards to help you study.
When you think you’re ready, do the following exercise.
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