Practice Words: t


table
noun
a raised surface, usually made of wood or stone, on which you put food or other things
take
verb
to get a hold of; to seize; to capture; to gain control of; to move something (“Take the car to the garage.”); to make a picture using a camera (“She took pictures of the baby.”); to be a student in lessons or exams (“He is taking driving lessons, and he will take a driving test next month.”); to require (“The job will take three weeks.”); to do (“He takes a walk ever day.”)
take place
verb
to happen (“The event takes place every summer.”)
talk
verb
to express thoughts in spoken words
talk
noun
a discussion; a speech
tall
adjective
higher than others; opposite short
tank
noun
a large container for storing liquids; a heavy military vehicle with guns
target
noun
any object or person aimed at or fired at; result or level that a person tries to reach, like a goal
taste
verb
to sense through the mouth (“She tasted the fruit.”); to have flavor (“The fruit tasted sweet.”)
taste
noun
flavor
tax
noun
the money a person or business must pay to the government so the government can provide services
tea
noun
a drink made from the plant of the same name
teach
verb
to show how to do something; to provide knowledge; to cause to understand
team
noun
a group organized for some purpose, often for sports
tear
verb
(sounds like “air”) to pull apart, often by force
tear
noun
(sounds like “air”) hole in something caused by tearing
tears
noun
(sounds like “ear”) the fluid that comes out of the eyes while crying
technical
adjective
involving machines, processes and materials in industry, transportation and communications; of or about a very special kind of subject or thing (“You need technical knowledge to understand how this system works.”)
technology
noun
the use of scientific knowledge and methods to produce goods and services
telephone
noun
a device or system for sending sounds, especially the voice, over distances
television
noun
a device that receives electronic signals and makes them into pictures and sounds; the system of sending pictures and sounds by electronic signals over a distance so others can see and hear them on a receiver
tell
verb
to give information; to make known by speaking; to order; to command
temperature
noun
a measurement of how hot or cold something is
Temple
noun
a building used for religious purposes in some religions; in Bible times the temple was the chief building for Israelite religious worship, which powerfully represented the presence of God. Three Temples were built in Bible times. The ruins of the last one (which enemies destroyed in 70 AD) are still in Jerusalem.
temporary
adjective
lasting only a short time
tempt
verb
to make someone want to have or do something they know they really should not
ten
Number: 10
Adjective: tenth
tense
adjective
having fear or concern; dangerous; opposite calm
tent
noun
a shelter made of skins or material, often used in desert places
term
noun
a limited period of time during which someone does a job or carries out a responsibility (“He served two terms in Congress.”); the conditions of an agreement that the people involved have been accepted; a word or expression (“‘Cold blooded’ is a term meaning ‘cruel’.”)
terrible
adjective
very bad; causing terror or fear
territory
noun
a large area of land
terror
noun
extreme fear; that which causes great fear
terrorist
noun
a person who carries out acts of extreme violence as a protest or a way to influence a government
test
verb
to try to see if something works correctly, or as expected
test
noun
a group of questions or problems used to find out a person’s knowledge (“The students did well on the language test.”); medical investigation of a part of someone’s body; process of trying something to see if it works correctly
than
conjunction
connecting word used to link things that may be similar, but are not equal (“My sister is taller than I am.”)
thank
verb
to say that one has a good feeling toward another because that person did something kind (“I want to thank you for helping me.”)
that
determiner
showing the person, place or thing being spoken about (“That man is a soldier.”)
that
pronoun
the person, place or thing being spoken about (“The building that I saw was very large.”)
the
determiner
used in front of a name word (noun) to show that it is a person or thing that is known about or is being spoken about
theater
noun
a place where movies are shown or plays are performed
then
adverb
at that time; existing; and so
theory
noun
a possible explanation of why something exists or how something happens using experiments or ideas, but which is not yet proven (“Other scientists are debating his theory about the disappearance of dinosaurs.”)
there
adverb
in that place or position; to or toward that place
these
pronoun
of or about the people, places or things nearby that have been spoken about already; also ‘those’ means the same as ‘these’ but is used for objects farther away
they
pronoun
those ones being spoken about
thick
adjective
having a large distance between two opposite surfaces (“The wall is two meters thick.”); having many parts close together (“The forest is very thick.”); almost solid, such as a liquid that does not flow easily; opposite thin
thin
adjective
having a small distance between two opposite surfaces; not fat; not wide; opposite thick
thing
noun
any object; any idea, feeling, action or fact that you can think of as one item (“The important thing is to be honest.”)
think
verb
to produce thoughts; to form ideas in the mind; to consider; to believe
third
adjective
coming after two others
this
pronoun
of or about the person, place or thing nearby that has been spoken about already
those
pronoun
see ‘these’
threaten
verb
to warn that one will do harm or cause damage
three
Number: 3
Adjective: third
through
preposition
in at one end and out at the other; from front to back; from top to bottom; with the help of; by
throw
verb
to cause to go through the air by a movement of the arm
thumb
noun
part of the body, on the hand; see spotlight_body_diagram.png
Thursday
tie
verb
to join or hold together with some material
tie
noun
anything that joins or unites; links or connections (“The two nations have strong trade ties.”)
time
noun
that which is measured in minutes, hours, days and years; a period that can be identified in hours and minutes and is shown on a clock; a period when an event should or will take place
tired
adjective
having less strength because of work or exercise; needing sleep or rest
to
preposition
showing the direction of an action; showing the person or place toward which an action is directed; showing a goal or purpose; before; until
today
noun
this day; the present time, now
toe
noun
part of the body, on the foot; see spotlight_body_diagram.png
together
adverb
in one group; at the same time or place; in cooperation
tomorrow
noun
the day after today
tonight
noun
this night
too
adverb
also; as well as; more than is necessary
tool
noun
any instrument or device designed to help a person do work
tooth
noun
part of the body, see spotlight_body_diagram.png
top
noun
the upper edge or surface; the highest part; the cover of something
top
adjective
highest or best of a group
torture
verb
to cause severe pain with the purpose of punishing someone or to make them give information
torture
noun
the act of torture
total
noun
the complete amount
touch
verb
to put the hand or fingers on
toward
preposition
(or towards) in the direction of; leading to
town
noun
a center where people live, larger than a village but not as large as a city
trade
verb
to buy and sell or exchange products or service
trade
noun
the activity of buying, selling, or exchanging products or services
tradition
noun
a ceremony, activity or belief that has existed for a long time
traffic
noun
the movement of people, vehicles or ships along a street, road or waterway
tragic
adjective
extremely sad; terrible
train
verb
to teach or learn how to do something; to prepare for an activity
train
noun
an engine and the cars connected to it that move along a railway
translate
verb
to change a piece of writing or speech from one language to another
transport
verb
to move goods or people from one place to another
transport
noun
any method used for transporting (“British people call cars, buses, and trains, ‘transport’, but Americans usually call them ‘transportation’.”)
trap
verb
to catch or be caught by being tricked; to be unable to move or escape
trap
noun
a device used to catch animals
travel
verb
to go from one place to another, usually for a long distance
treasure
noun
a large collection of money, jewels or other things of great value
treat
verb
to deal with; to act toward in a special way; to try to cure
treatment
noun
the act of treating; the use of medicine to try to cure or make better
treaty
noun
a written agreement between two or more nations
tree
noun
a usually tall plant that has a thick wooden stem, branches and leaves, and lives for a long time
trial
noun
an examination in a court of a question or dispute to decide if a charge is true
triangle
noun
a flat shape with three straight sides
tribe
noun
a group of families ruled by a common chief or leader
trick
verb
to cheat; to fool a person so as to get something or make him or her do something
trip
noun
a movement (by a person) from one place to another; journey
trouble
noun
that which causes concern, fear, difficulty, or problems
trousers
noun
a pair of trousers - an item of clothing that covers the lower half of the body, divided so that each leg fits into a different part (“I need a new pair of trousers.” “His trousers were torn in the accident.”)
truck
noun
a heavy vehicle used to carry goods
true
adjective
correct; not false
trust
verb
to believe that someone is honest and will not cause harm
truth
noun
something that is true, not false
try
verb
to make an effort; to test something; to take court action against a person to decide if he or she is guilty or innocent of a crime
tube
noun
a long, round structure through which liquids or gases can flow; a long, thin container in which they can be kept
Tuesday
twelve
Number: 12
Adjective: twelfth
twenty
Number: 20
Adjective: twentieth
two
Number: 2
Adjective: second