Learn English, Video Lesson 01

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In this video lesson we will learn some advanced vocabulary.

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The video was produced by VOA (Voice of English), which has many great lessons and activities for English learners.

This video tells us about Jay Mattioli, a 28-year old magician.

Watch the video carefully, and do the practice.

The more difficult words are explained in a glossary just below –  use it when there is a word you do not understand or unsure of. (For the full definitions use a good dictionary.)

Tip: write down all the new words you learn. You will need this in the practice section!

Glossary (by order of appearance)

A state on the east coast of the US.

The person or thing that pushes you forward.

Fresh and energetic, like someone young.

The opinion about you that you give to the public.

The most important thing.

Money-raising event
An event where you collect money from people.

Word of mouth
Spoken communication.

America's Got Talent
An American reality TV series that shows different people with different talents.
Day-to-day life
The everyday tasks and events.

Work that you do in your job.

Following up
Staying in touch to make sure everything happens as planned.

Small objects used during the performance.

A place where things are made or fixed using tools.

To rise and float in the air.

Setting up
Getting ready by putting everything in place.


  1. If you haven't already done so, then make a list of all the new words you have learned in this video.

  2. Write a short story that contains all of them.
    it doesn't have to make perfect sense. Actually, the more funny it is, the better!

    Here is an example: Let's say that during this lesson you have encountered these new words: possibility, competition, talent, effort and expect.

    You could write something like this:

    "There is a possibility that James will win the competition. I believe he will win, and I expect him to do it without any effort, because he has so much talent!"

    Now, of course the more new words you have, the longer the story would be.

    (For more details visit How to Study Vocabulary Words.)

  3. Send it over! We'll put the best ones on the
    site and you might even win a prize...

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