agree: have the same opinion
I’m afraid I don’t agree with you.
She finally got him to agree to a small wedding.
belong: be owned
That cell phone belongs to my friend.
Who does this sweater belong to?
cheer: to yell in appreciation
The whole school cheered at the good news.
Everyone cheered when the football team ran on the field.
clap: to hit one’s hands together in appreciation
At the end of his speech, the audience clapped politely.
The children clapped their hands in time to the music.
discover: to find out something new
She discovered that he was seeing another woman.
They hope to discover a cure for this disease.
face: to look at directly
He had to face his fear and talk to his boss.
You need to face the truth that she doesn’t love you anymore.
happen: to occur, take place
What happened to your hand?
Sometimes bad things happen to good people.
pause: to stop for a short time
She paused at the curb before crossing the street.
Pause that video for a moment. I’ve got something to tell you.
search: to look for, try to find
They searched the woods for the missing child.
She searched Google for information about her new boyfriend.
steal: to wrongfully take
Many office workers steal little things from their company, like paperclips.
Someone is always stealing my candy from my desk drawer.
surprise: to experience (something) unexpected
He surprised her with a beautiful engagement ring.
It might surprise you to learn that your uncle is very rich.
taste: to get the flavor of something by putting it in your mouth
That soup smells really good. Can I taste it?
He knew he was hurt when he tasted blood in his mouth.
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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