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good morning
(formal) used to say hello when you are greeting sb in the morning
goodness
1) the quality of being good 2) the part of food which is good for your health
goods
things that are produced in order to be sold
gosh
(informal) used to express surprise
government
the group of people who govern a country or state
grab
to take hold of sb or sth with a sudden or violent movement [= snatch]
grade
1) a particular level of quality that a product, material etc has 2) a particular level of job
grand
1) big and very impressive [≠ humble] 2) aiming or intended to achieve sth impressive
grandma
(informal) grandmother
grant
(formal) to give sb sth or allow them to have sth that they have asked for
grant
an amount of money given to sb, especially by the government, for a particular purpose
grass
a very common plant with thin leaves that covers the ground in fields and gardens and is often eaten by animals
green
1) the colour of grass and leaves 2) (informal) vegetables with large green leaves
grey
having the colour of dark clouds, neither black nor white
guarantee
to promise to do sth or to promise that sth will happen
guilty
feeling very ashamed and sad because you know that you have done sth wrong
gun
a metal weapon which shoots bullets or shells
half
partly, but not completely
hall
1) the area just inside the door of a house or other building, that leads to other rooms [= hallway] 2) a passage in a building or house that leads to many of the rooms [= corridor, hallway]
hand
to give sth to sb else with your hand
handle
1) to do the things that are necessary to complete a job 2) deal with a situation
hardly
almost not
head
to go or travel towards a particular place, especially in a deliberate way
heat
warmth or the quality of being hot
height
how tall sb or sth is
helpful
1) providing useful help in making a situation better or easier 2) always willing to help people
herself
used to show that the woman or girl who does sth is affected by her own action
hide
to deliberately put or keep sth or sb in a place where they cannot easily be seen or found
highly
1) very 2) to a high level or standard
hill
an area of land that is higher than the land around it, like a mountain but smaller
hire
1) (BE) to pay money to borrow sth for a short period of time 2) to employ sb for a short time to do a particular job
history
all the things that happened in the past, especially the political, social, or economic development of a nation
hold
the action of holding something with your hands [= grip]
homework
work that a student at school is asked to do at home
honestly
1) used to emphasize that what you are saying is true, even though it may seem surprising 2) (spoken) used when you are shocked or annoyed by sth sb has said or done [= really]
honey
1) a sweet sticky substance produced by bees, used as food 2) (especially AE) (spoken) used to address sb you love [= love]
hope
a feeling of wanting sth to happen or be true and believing that it is possible or likely
horrible
very bad - used for example about things you see, taste, or smell, or about the weather
hotel
a building where people pay to stay and eat meals
human
belonging to or relating to people, especially as opposed to machines or animals
hungry
1) wanting to eat sth 2) ill or weak as a result of not having enough to eat for a long time
ice
water that has frozen into a solid state
ice cream
a frozen sweet food made of milk, cream, and sugar, with fruit, nuts, chocolate etc sometimes added to it
identify
to recognize and correctly name sb or sth
ignore
to deliberately pay no attention to sth that you have been told or that you know about
image
the opinion people have of a person, organization, product etc, or the way a person, organization etc seems to be to the public
immediately
without delay [= at once]
impossible
sth that is * cannot happen or be done [≠ possible]
impression
the opinion or feeling you have about sb or sth because of the way they seem
improve
to make sth better, or to become better
inch
a unit for measuring length, equal to 2.54 centimetres. There are 12 *es in a foot
including
used to introduce sth or sb that is part of a larger group or amount you have just mentioned [≠ excluding]
income
the money that you earn from your work or that you receive from investments, the government etc
increase
if you * sth, or if it *s, it becomes bigger in amount, number, or degree [≠ decrease, reduce]
increase
a rise in amount, number, or degree [≠ decrease]
independent
an * organization is not owned or controlled by, or does not receive money from, another organization or the government
individual
considered separately from other people or things in the same group
individual
a person, considered separately from the rest of the group or society that they live in
industry
1) the large-scale production of goods or of substances such as coal and steel 2) businesses that produce a particular type of thing or provide a particular service
inside
in or into a container or other closed space so as to be completely covered or surrounded [≠ outside]
insurance
an arrangement with a company in which you pay them money, especially regularly, and they pay the costs if sth bad happens, for example if you become ill or your car is damaged
intend
to have sth in your mind as a plan or purpose
interest
if you have an * in sth or sb, you want to know or learn more about them
international
relating to or involving more than one nation
internet
a computer system that allows millions of computer users around the world to exchange information
interview
a formal meeting at which sb is asked questions in order to find out whether they are suitable for a job, course of study etc
interview
to ask someone questions during an interview
introduce
1) if you * sb to another person, you tell them each other's names for the first time 2) to bring a plan, system, or product into use for the first time
investment
the use of money to get a profit or to make a business activity successful, or the money that is used
invite
1) to ask sb to come to a party, wedding, meal etc 2) to politely ask sb to do sth
involve
if an activity or situation *s sth, that thing is part of it or a result of it
involved
to take part in an activity or event, or be connected with it in some way
iron
a common hard metal that is used to make steel, is magnetic, and is found in very small quantities in food and blood. It is a chemical element: symbol Fe
jacket
a short, light coat
joint
involving two or more people or groups, or owned or shared by them
joke
sth that you say or do to make people laugh, especially a funny story or trick
judge
the official in control of a court who decides how criminals should be punished
juice
the liquid that comes from fruit and vegetables, or a drink that is made from this
jump
to push yourself up into the air, or over or away from sth etc using your legs
key
a small specially shaped piece of metal that you put into a lock and turn in order to lock or unlock a door, start a car etc
kick
to hit sth with your foot
kid
1) to say sth that is not true, especially as a joke [= joke] 2) to make jokes or say funny things about sb in a friendly way [= tease]
knee
the joint that bends in the middle of your leg
knowledge
the information, skills, and understanding that you have gained through learning or experience
labour
1) work, especially physical work 2) the process of giving birth to a baby
lad
(old-fashioned or informal) - (BE) a boy or young man
land
if a plane, bird, or insect *s, it moves safely down onto the ground [≠ take off]
late
1) after the usual time 2) after the arranged or expected time [≠ early]
laugh
to make sounds with your voice, usually while you are smiling, because you think sth is funny
lead
the first position in a race or competition
leader
1) the person who directs or controls a group, organization, country etc 2) the person or group that is in front of all the others in a race or competition
leaf
one of the flat green parts of a plant that are joined to its stem or branches
lecture
a long talk on a particular subject that someone gives to a group of people, especially to students in a university
legal
if sth is *, you are allowed to do it or have to do it by law [≠ illegal]
length
the measurement of how long sth is from one end to the other
lesson
a period of time in which sb is taught a particular skill, for example how to play a musical instrument or drive a car
library
a room or building containing books that can be looked at or borrowed
lie
to be in a position in which your body is flat on the floor, on a bed etc
lift
1) to move sth or sb upwards into the air 2) to move part of your body up to a higher position [= raise]
light
to start to burn, or to make sth start to burn