become: to change or grow to be
When he heard his name called, he became nervous.
You will become a better student if you learn how to study.
bump: to hit with a little force
Coming out of the parking space, he bumped the car behind him.
She bumped her head on the table and had to go to the hospital.
charge: to ask for payment, put on a credit card
He only charged me $10 to fix my tire.
Since I don’t have the cash, I’ll have to charge it.
decorate: to make fancy with beautiful additions
We need to decorate this room for the party tonight.
The school decorated the walls with art that the students made.
deliver: to bring to someone
The post office will deliver that package for you.
Does the restaurant deliver pizza or do we have to go there?
harm: to hurt, injure
She harmed her plants by not watering them for two weeks.
Too much sun can harm your skin.
join: to become part of
We would love you to join us for coffee after class.
At age eighteen, he joined the navy.
obey: to do what someone else tells you to do
Children should always obey their parents.
If you don’t obey the rules, you will be asked to leave.
scrub: to clean by rubbing hard
She scrubbed the floor on her hands and knees for hours.
The child scrubbed the dirt off his hands.
snore: to make a loud breathing noise while sleeping
Her husband sleeps in another bedroom because he snores all night.
Many students fell asleep and some snored during class.
tease: to playfully make someone feel bad.
The boy was teased at school for not being athletic.
The boy is always teasing his little sister.
wonder: to think about possibilities
I wonder what she’s doing right now?
She’ll always wonder if he was the right one.
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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