Inspired-by-English


Preparation for the Videos:
This is the "New Vocabulary" you will hear in the videos in the next 12 pages
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Read, and click on the play button to listen. Record and compare!


Vocabulary Term Definition and Audio : Look! Read! Listen! listen - compare RECORD After listening, record yourself and compare your pronunciation with the teacher's pronunciation!
husband
wife

countable nouns
Husband


Wife


mother and father; husband & wife
Steven and Jill are married. They are husband and wife.
Record and Compare: Prepare your microphone. Click on the red button. Speak into your microphone. Click on stop. Then click on play. Listen!
Problems? You don't hear yourself? Go to the Recording Support page
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Record:



family
countable noun
Father


Mother


Daughter


Son


a family = husband, wife, child (or more than 1 child = children)

a family

Steven is the father. Jill is the mother.

Annie is the daughter. Jimmy is the son.


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originally (from)
adverb
Originally from


not now, in the past

Jimmy is originally from Oregon. Now he's from Florida.

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could you... ?
a polite formula to make a request (ask a question)
Could you... ?


a polite way to ask

Could you...?
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morning, afternoon, evening,
night

countable nouns


4 parts of 24 hours
The 4 parts of a 24-hour day
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How you doin'? (very informal) =

How are you doing?
(informal) =

How are you?
("normal")


How you doin'? (very informal)


How are you doing? (informal)



How are you? ("normal")


Howdy = Hello + How are you doin'? = Hello + How are you doing? = Hello + How are you?

Greetings. Note that "Howdy" is American "Western" and means "Hello + How are you?"
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near
far

adverbs and adjectives


near = close

near is the opposite of far
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