Fun Easy English Classroom April 28


Learn American
English vocabulary
beginning with
letter B
American English Vocabulary - Letter B

Today in the classroom you are going to learn some words you should know beginning with the letter B.
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American English Vocabulary - Letter B

The words on this page came from the VOA, Voice of America, Special English Word Book. Use the Fun Easy English dictionary for a more detailed explanation of each word.
  • baby - n. a newly born creature
  • back - n. the part behind the front; ad. the other way from forward
  • bad - ad. wrong; acting against the law; not good
  • balance - v. to make two sides or forces equal
  • ball - n. something round
  • balloon - n. a device of strong, light material that rises when filled with gas lighter than air
  • ballot - n. a piece of paper used for voting
  • ban - v. to not permit; to stop; n. an official restriction
  • bank - n. an organization that keeps and lends money
  • bar - v. to prevent or block
  • barrier - n. anything that blocks or makes an action difficult
  • base - n. a military center; v. to establish as a fact ("Her research was based on experiments.")
  • battle - n. a fight between opposing armed forces
  • be - v. to live; to happen; to exist
  • beat - v. to hit again and again
  • beauty - n. that which pleases the eye, ear or spirit
  • because - prep. for the reason that ("He left because he was sick.")
  • become - v. to come to be
  • bed - n. a sleeping place
  • before - prep. earlier
  • begin - v. to do the first part of an action; to start
  • behavior - n. the way in which a person or animal acts ("The child’s behavior was bad because he fought with other children.")
  • behind - ad. at the back of; in back of
  • believe - v. to think; to feel sure of; to accept as true; to trust
  • belong - v. to be owned by; to be a member of
  • below - ad. lower than
  • best - ad. the most good
  • betray - v. to turn against; to be false to
  • better - ad. more good than
  • between - ad. in the space or time that separates; from one to the other ("talks between two nations")
  • big - ad. of great size; not small
  • bill - n. a legislative proposal
  • biology - n. the scientific study of life or living things in all their forms
  • bird - n. a creature that flies
  • bite - v. to cut with the teeth
  • black - ad. dark; having the color like that of the night sky
  • blame - v. to accuse; to hold responsible
  • bleed - v. to lose blood
  • blind - ad. not able to see
  • block - v. to stop something from being done; to prevent movement
  • blood - n. red fluid in the body
  • blow - v. to move with force, as in air ("The wind blows.")
  • blue - ad. having the color like that of a clear sky
  • boat - n. something built to travel on water that carries people or goods
  • body - n. all of a person or animal; the remains of a person or animal
  • boil - v. to heat a liquid until it becomes very hot
  • bomb - n. a device that explodes with great force; v. to attack or destroy with bombs
  • bone - n. the hard material in the body
  • book - n. a long written work for reading
  • border - n. a dividing line between nations
  • born - v. to come to life; to come into existence
  • borrow - v. to take as a loan
  • both - ad. not just one of two, but the two together
  • bottle - n. a container, usually made of glass, to hold liquid
  • bottom - ad. the lowest part of something
  • box - n. something to put things into; a container, usually made of paper or wood
  • boy - n. a young male person
  • boycott - v. to refuse to take part in or deal with
  • brain - n. the control center of thought, emotions and body activity of all creatures
  • brave - ad. having no fear
  • bread - n. a food made from grain
  • break - v. to divide into parts by force; to destroy
  • breathe - v. to take air into the body and let it out again
  • bridge - n. a structure built over a waterway, valley or road so people and vehicles can cross from one side to the other
  • brief - ad. short; not long
  • bright - ad. giving much light; strong and clear in color
  • bring - v. to come with something
  • broadcast - v. to send information, stories or music by radio or television; n. a radio or television program
  • brother - n. a male with the same father or mother as another person
  • brown - ad. having the color like that of coffee
  • budget - n. a spending plan
  • build - v. to join materials together to make something
  • building - n. anything built for use as a house, factory, office, school, store or place of entertainment
  • bullet - n. a small piece of metal shot from a gun
  • burn - v. to be on fire; to destroy or damage by fire
  • burst - v. to break open suddenly
  • bury - v. to put into the ground and cover with earth
  • bus - n. a public vehicle to carry people
  • business - n. one's work; buying and selling to earn money; trade
  • busy - ad. doing something; very active
  • but - conj. however; other than; yet
  • buy - v. to get by paying something, usually money
  • by - conj. near; at; next to ("by the road"); from ("a play by William Shakespeare"); not later than ("by midnight")
From YOUR Teacher: Words You Should Know

Fun Easy English Words You Should Know comes from  the VOA, Voice of America, Special English Word Book Vocabulary. Special English, now called Learning English, consists of 1,500 essential words which anyone learning English should know.
News Words - Letter B

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Additional Lessons
About These Lessons

The following classroom lessons are great for students who want additional conversation, listening, and reading practice.
  • Conversation Lesson - Intermediate Level. Dialogs for everyday use. Short situational dialogs for students of English as a Foreign (EFL) or Second (ESL) Language with a written conversation and a conversation notes section.
Conversation Lesson 6 - Catching a Bus
(Intermediate - Conversation, Reading)

Dialogs for everyday use. Short situational dialogs for students of English as a Foreign (EFL) or Second (ESL) Language.
Catching a Bus

Steve: Is this where I catch the bus for the zoo?

Alan: You can take a T­30 from here, but then you have to walk about six blocks.

Steve: That doesn’t sound too bad.

Alan: Actually, if you go to the bus stop in the next block, you can take a Z­8 which will let you right off in front of the zoo.

Steve: Maybe that’s what I’ll do. Thanks a lot.

Alan: You’re welcome.
Conversation Notes
  • catch the bus
  • get a bus
  • T­30
  • number of a bus
  • That doesn’t sound too bad
  •  That doesn’t appear to be difficult
  • Z­8
  • number of a bus
  • let you right off
  • take you exactly to
Source: U.S. State Department
Additional Conversation

This is a collection of 30 situational conversations which focus on a wide variety of communicative and natural encounters in English....these lessons are for beginning students.

This is a collection of 30 situational conversations. Each conversation is accompanied by language notes....these lessons are for advanced students.

English conversation lessons. 52 lessons covering pronunciation, speaking, writing, and grammar topics....these lessons are for beginning students.

English conversation lessons. 30 lessons focusing mostly on communication and grammar topics....these lessons are for intermediate students.
Additional Information
Study Tips
(Beginner - Listening)

Avoid Ineffective Study Methods. An audio lesson to help you study English more effectively. The English is spoken at 75% of normal speed. Great English study tips.
Click here to visit the lesson page with the written script for this audio program.