What is vocabulary?
The word “vocabulary” simply means “words”, and “English vocabulary” means lots and lots of words.
Just think of English vocabulary as the bricks of the language: To help you build up your vocabulary we have organised these pages using a thematic approach and used lots and lots of pictures and sounds to go with the words. Take your time, and remember to practise what you have learnt.
A picture can paint a thousand words
armchair | backbone | backlog | bedspring
bittersweet | blackmail | blackout | bolthole
brainstorm | breadbin | butterfly
cardboard | carpet | chairman | childhood | Christmas tree
copyright | earring
fingerprint | firework | flagship | freehold | friendship | frostbite
grasshopper | gridlock | gunpowder
haircut | headdress | headphones | heartbreak
lawsuit | lipstick | livestock | loanshark | loophole
manhandle | mastercopy | milestone | nightcap | nightmare | overhear
pigtail | pillowcase | ponytail | receivership
scarecrow | sinkhole | skyscraper
soapbox | stepladder
teamwork | timesheet | timetable | tiptoe | toothpaste | toothpick
wallpaper | waterfall | whitewash | workmanship | workout
More Vocabulary Practice
Do you want more of a challenge? Get involved and learn by doing.
How to use these pages:-
Double click on any word for its definitions, and to listen to the pronunciation.
- Learn the basic words at the beginning of each theme.
- Do the vocabulary tests.
- Search for different images on Google Images and make a collection of links for each word.
- Review the words regularly.
- Make sure you know the words at the beginning of each theme.
- Study the build-up section and dialogues at the end of each section.
- You should be able to do the games and tests.
- Make up your own dialogues (you can share them with us on the forum, and we will correct them).
- Go to the expanded themes page.
- You should already know all the words at the beginning of each theme.
- You should be able to understand the build-up section and dialogues at the end of each section.
- You should be able to easily complete the games and tests.
- You should be able to comfortably read the culture articles for each section.
- Why not write your own guide to the culture in your country for each topic (you can share it with us on the forum if you like).