Vocabulary for the reading activity!
cartoon man (Andy Avatar) teachingHi, 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!

  • Cash = money in the form of coins (metal money) and notes (paper money): “I paid for the food in cash.”
  • To locate = if you “locate” something, you find it: “Police were unable to locate the stolen money.”
  • To knock = if you “knock” on a door, you hit it with your hand to say that you want to come in: “I knocked on the door.”
  • To lead = if you “lead” someone to a place, you take them there: “She led them to the secret tunnel.”
  • A vault = a safe room that has a big metal door and strong locks where you can keep money, etc.: “The bank vault was full of money and jewels.”
  • A van = a medium-sized vehicle with seats at the front and a space at the back for goods: “The back of the van was full of her painting equipment.”
  • To load = if you “load” boxes (for example) into a car, you put the boxes into that car: “The robbers loaded the money into the van.”
  • To pose as = if someone “poses as” a police officer (for example), he/she acts as if they’re a police officer, even though they aren’t: “The gang members were posing as security guards.”
  • To tie up = if A “ties up” B, A puts a rope around B so B can’t move or escape: “The robbers tied him up.”
  • A hostage = if criminals take a “hostage”, they take someone as a prisoner who they often exchange for money, etc.: “The gang members took 3 hostages during the bank robbery.”
  • A crate = a large box (often made of wood) for transporting or storing goods: “The crate was full of old books.”
  • Used notes / used banknotes = paper money that has been in circulation (in shops, businesses, banks, people’s wallets, etc.): “The robbers only took the used banknotes so they couldn’t be traced.”
  • Untraceable = if a note or banknote is “untraceable”, police can’t know where it’s originally from. Literally, to “trace” something is find it: “The money is untraceable.”
  • To knock down = if a car “knocks down” someone, the car hits that person and makes them fall: “He was knocked down by a car as he was crossing the road.”

Now, do the quiz to see how much you can remember!

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Quiz / Lesson 2 Vocabulary for reading 2