Vocabulary for the reading activity!
Cartoon man (Andy Avatar) extending left handHi, it’s Andy here! First, I’d like you to learn these words. They’ll help you with the reading activity. Also, listen and repeat the sample sentences to improve your pronunciation. Good luck!

  • To get lost = if you “get lost,” you don’t know where you are, or where you need to go: “It’s easy to get lost when you’re in a new city.”
  • To go sightseeing = if you “go sightseeing,” you visit tourist attractions in an area: “When you go sightseeing in Paris, you can visit the Eiffel Tower.”
  • To walk through = if you “walk through” an area, you explore that area on foot: “We walked through the museum until we’d seen everything.” 
  • A battery = a device that provides power to an electronic device: “I couldn’t call because my phone battery had died.”
  • Dead = if a battery or an electronic device is “dead” (or it has died), you need to charge it: “My laptop battery is dead. Can I use your charger, please?”
  • A phone box = an object in the street with a phone inside that you can pay to use: “Is there a phone box around here? My phone is dead and I have to call home.”
  • To meet up = if you “meet up” with someone, you see them in a certain place and at a certain time: “We could meet up at the train station café.”
  • A colleague = someone you work with: “This is my colleague Sharon. She works in the Human Resources department.”
  • A theatre = a building where you can watch a theatre play: “John is in a play tonight at the theatre near here.”
  • To turn round / around = If you “turn around”, you turn 180º so you can see what’s behind you: “I was going the wrong way so I turned around and went back the other way.”
  • A beeping sound = a high-pitched noise that is often repeated: “Whenever he gets a text, his phone makes a loud beeping sound.”
  • A stage = an elevated (high) area where actors act, singers sing, speakers speak…: “The singer ran from one end of the stage to the other.”
  • Embarrassing = something “embarrassing” makes you feel uncomfortable or bad about yourself: “I fell down in front of the whole school. It was so embarrassing.”

 Very good! Now try the quiz to see how much you can remember!

Cartoon man (Andy Avatar) waving - How to make a phone call in English

Quiz / Lesson 2 Vocabulary for reading 2