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Voice of America Word Book

A list of words used in Special English programs on radio, television and the Internet.

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V. .O. .A. Voice of America.
Registered.
Word Book.
from A to Z.
A list of words used in Special English programs on radio.
television and the Internet.
V. .O. .A. Special English.
FIFTIETH ANNIVERSARY EDITION.

V. .O. .A. Special English.
Word Book.
from A to Z.
A list of words used in Special English programs on radio.
television and the Internet.
Voice of America.
Washington, D.C. 20237.
www.V .O. .A. Special English.com.
V. .O. .A. Special English.
FIFTIETH ANNIVERSARY EDITION.

A.
B.
C.
D.
E.
F.
G.
H.
I.
J.
K.
L.
M.
N.
O.
P.
Q.
R.
S.
T.
U.
V.
W.
X.
Y.
Z.

Table of Contents.
Foreword.
Page 7.
Parts of Speech.
Page 9.
Word List & Definitions.
Page 10.
Special Words & Information.
Page 111.
Common Prefixes.
Page 113.
Common Expressions.
Page 115.
Numbers, Days, Months.
Page 116.
Chemical Elements.
Page 119.
Organs of the Body.
Page 121.
Computer Terms.
Page 122.
Business Terms.
Page 124.
United States Branches of Government.
Page 126.
Map of the United States.
Page 128.
Map of the World.
Page 130.
Presidents of the United States.
Page 132.
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Foreword.
The Voice of America has been broadcasting programs in Special English since 1959.
Special English is .V. .O. .A’s. method of communicating with English learners around the world in a way that is easy to understand.
The vocabulary is limited to about 1,500 words.
The sentences are short.
The speed is slower than normal.
Special English programs are broadcast on the Voice of America, on radio stations around the world, on satellite television and on the Internet.
These programs present the latest world news as well as information about science, medicine, education, economics, American history and life in the United States.
This book explains the meaning of the words used in our broadcasts and on our Website.
The first edition was published in 1962.
The list of words has changed since then, as the language itself has changed.
We thank all those people at .V. .O. .A. who started the process and who helped make this edition possible.
You can download transcripts and audio files of our programs at our Website, www.V. .O. .A. Special English.com.
You can also get details of where to find our programs on radio and television.
V. O. .A. Special English.
Washington, D.C.
2009.
www.V. .O. .A. Special English.com.

Parts of Speech.
baby.
n.
noun.
a name word.
jump.
v.
verb.
an action word.
happy.
ad.
adjective or adverb.
a describing word.
in.
prep.
preposition.
a word used to show a relation.
they.
pro.
pronoun.
a word used in place of a noun.
and.
conj.
conjunction.
a joining word.
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from a.
an.
to advise.
A.
a.
an.
ad.
one.
any.
each.
able.
v.
having the power to do something.
about.
adj.
almost.
about half.
of or having a relation to.
We talk about the weather.
above.
ad.
at a higher place.
abuse.
n.
bad treatment causing harm or injury.
accept.
v.
to agree to receive.
accident.
n.
something that happens by chance or mistake.
an unplanned event.
accuse.
v.
to say a person is responsible for an act or crime.
to make a statement against someone.
across.
ad.
from side to side.
to the other side.
act.
v.
to do something.
activist.
n.
one who seeks change through action.
actor.
n.
someone acting in a play or show.
add.
v.
to put.
something.
with another to make it larger.
to say more.
administration .
n.
the executive part of a government.
usually headed by a president or prime minister.
admit.
v.
to accept.
admitted to the United Nations.
to express one’s guilt or responsibility.
He admitted that what he did was wrong.
adult
n.
a grown person.
advertise.
v.
to show or present the qualities of a product to increase sales.
advise.
v.
to help with information.
knowledge or ideas in making a decision.
from affect to album.
affect.
v.
to produce an effect on.
to influence.
A lack of sleep affected the singer’s performance.
afraid.
ad.
feeling fear.
after.
ad.
later.
behind.
again.
ad.
another time.
as before.
against.
ad.
opposed to.
not agreeing with something.
age.
n.
how old a person or thing is.
agency.
n.
an organization that is part of a larger group.
an agency of the United Nations.
aggression.
n.
an attack against a person or country.
the violation of a country’s borders.
ago.
ad.
of time past.
before now.
agree.
v.
to have the same belief as someone.
to be willing to do something.
agriculture.
n.
farming.
aid.
v.
to help.
to support.
n.
help.
assistance.
aim.
v.
to point a gun at.
n.
a goal or purpose.
air.
n.
the mixture of gases around the earth.
mostly nitrogen and oxygen.
that we breathe.
air force.
n.
a military organization using airplanes.
airplane.
n.
a vehicle with wings that flies.
airport.
n.
a place where airplanes take off and land.
album.
n.
a collection of recorded music.
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airplane.

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