VOCABULARY GROUP FROM A-Z


LETTER A


​Adjectives: amazing, horrible, modern, old, poor, rich, terrible, wonderful 


Adjectives to describe places: ancient, high, huge, low, magnificent, modern, narrow, ordinary, outdoor, peaceful, pretty, tiny, ugly, crowded, quiet, indoor, wide, noisy


Adverbs: absolutely, especially, fairly, generally, hardly ever, mainly, normally, particularly, pretty, rarely, really


Adverbials: luck and chance: accidentally, amazingly, as expected, by chance, fortunately, luckily, on purpose, surprisingly, unfortunately 


Animals: bee, camel, gorilla, mosquito, parrot, spider, tiger, whale


Art and music: architecture, novel, photograph, poem, sculpture, TV series, painting, album, classical music, film


LETTER B


LETTER C


Countries: Brazil, France, Germany, Japan, Russia, Spain, etc.


​Common adjectives: awful, delicious, gorgeous, perfect, rude, serious, silly, ugly, alright, strange, boring, serious, amazing, lovely, horrible


Common verbs: buy, cost, decide, find, help, meet, prefer, sell, stay, try,  


Common verbs in the passive: base on, design, direct, perform, play, write, paint


​Compound nouns: science fiction, cash machine, street lights, television programme, road sign, shoe shop, address book, bookshelf, ticket off ice, key ring, mountain top, mountain climbing, rock climbing, rock star, TV star, TV screen, computer screen, computer game, coff ee cup, tea cup, tea bag, shopping bag, shopping centre, city park, car park, car door, kitchen door, kitchen knife, bread knife, bottle top


Cooking verbs: bake, boil, fry, grill, roast 

Cooking adjectives: baked, boiled, fried, grilled, roast


Containers: bag, bar, bottle, can, jar, packet 


Collocations with make, do and give: do something nice (for somebody), do well (at sth), give sb a hug, give sb a tip, give sb directions, give sth away, make a friend, make a joke, make sb smile, do volunteer work, get a new outfit, go to the hairdresser’s, have a shave, look one’s best, go to the beautician, wear sth


Clothes: boots, dress, earrings, gloves, jeans, jewellery, jumper, necklace, raincoat, ring, scarf, shirt, shoes, shorts, skirt, socks, T-shirt, trainers, trousers, watch, bracelet, high heels, sandals, sweatshirt, tracksuit, underwear, flat shoes, top, tights, earrings, gloves, tie, socks, shorts, necklace, belt, scarf, handbag, boots, trainers, raincoat, suitcase, jumper


LETTER D


Degree subjects: art, drama, education, engineering, law, medicine, business management, psychology


LETTER E


-ed / -ing adjectives: amazed, amazing, annoyed, annoying, confused, confusing, disappointed, disappointing, embarrassed, embarrassing, frightened, frightening, relaxed, relaxing, shocked, shocking, surprised, surprising, tired, tiring, exciting, excited, interesting, interested


​Education collocations: do a degree in (a subject), get a place at university, hand (work / an essay) in, revise (for an exam), write an essay, get into university, take notes, get good/bad marks


LETTER F


 Family: aunt, brother, cousin, grandchildren, granddaughter, grandfather, grandmother, grandparents, grandson, parents, sister, uncle


Furniture: armchair, bookcase, chest of drawers, cooker, cupboard, curtains, lamp, mirror, sink, sofa, wardrobe, washing machine


Food: beans, burger, carrots, cereal, chicken, cola, crisps, curry, garlic, grapes, jam, lamb, lemons, melon, mushrooms, onions, pears, salad, steak, yoghurt 


LETTER G


Geography: beach, coast, countryside, desert, field, forest, glacier, hill, island, jungle, lake, mountain, rainforest, river, waterfall, wood


Get collocations: get together (= start a relationship), get engaged, get divorced, get on well (with sb), get to know, get a place at, get in touch (with sb), get an off er, get paid, get rich, get a job, get ill, get better (= recover)


LETTER H


High numbers


​Health collocations: eat a healthy diet, be overweight, keep in shape, (go/be) on (a) diet, lose weight, get fit, put on weight, be a regular smoker, give up (smoking), have an allergy


LETTER I


IT collocations: check emails, click on a link, download a document/file, log on to a computer/website, make calls, save a document/file, surf the Web, visit a website 


Irregular past participle: been, bought, broken, caught


LETTER J


​Jobs: businessman, businesswoman, actor, chef, cleaner, dentist, engineer, farmer, manager, mechanic, nurse, photographer, pilot, police officer, receptionist, secretary, shop assistant, taxi driver, tour guide, architect, builder, designer, journalist, musician, politician, postman, vet, carer, shop assistant, computer programmer, IT worker, actor


​Job requirements and conditions: earn a good salary, make important decisions, need good qualifications / several years of training, work in a team / long hours / at weekends, have a nice working environment, have a lot of skills, deal with serious problems/people every day, to be self-employed


LETTER K


LETTER L


Linking ideas with: and, but and so 


​Linking ideas in the past: in, when, later 


​Linking ideas with after, when and while 


Linking ideas with however 


Linking ideas with also, too and as well 


Linking words: first, secondly, finally 


LETTER M


Money and prices


​Medical problems and treatments: backache, a cold, a temperature, a broken leg, a stomachache, the flu, a rash, get a prescription from a doctor, take pills or other medicine, have some tests, go to the hospital, go to the chemists, have an operation, put on cream


​Music: a band, a DJ, jazz, classic, an opera, pop


​Multi-word verbs: carry on, look aft er, put sth off (=postpone), hand sth in (to the authorities), feel like (=want), come round (visit), break up (end relationship), turn sth down (refuse), join in, pass on (a message, information, etc.)


LETTER N


Nationalities: Brazilian, French, German, Japanese, Russian, Spanish, etc.


​Noun formation: complain – complaint, decide – decision, deliver – delivery, describe – description, enjoy – enjoyment, explain – explanation, queue – queue


LETTER O


LETTER P


Past simple irregular verbs: ate, became, bought, brought, came, cost, cut, did, found, gave, got, lost, made, read, sold, spent, thought, told, went, won


Personality adjectives: brilliant, cool, fantastic, friendly, great, kind, lovely, pleasant, popular, quiet, warm, well-known, anxious, confident, creative, easygoing, fair, fun, generous, honest, patient, reliable, selfish, sensible, serious, shy, sociable, strict, careless, funny


Places in a city: apartment, bridge, building, café, centre, concert hall, metro station, park, police station, post off ice, restaurant, river, sports centre, square, stadium, street, theatre, windmill


Parts of the body: arm, back, finger, foot, hand, head, leg, neck, stomach, toe Appearance: attractive, curly/dark/fair/long/short/straight hair, fat, fit, good-looking, pretty, thin


LETTER Q


LETTER R


LETTER S


Sequencing words: first, then, next, aft er that, finally 


Shopping: bookshop, bus stop, café, car park, cash machine (ATM), chemist, clothes shop, department store, entrance, fast food restaurant, information desk, stairs


Sport and exercise: dance, do yoga, play badminton, ride a bike, skate, ski


​Sports and activities: athletics, (scuba) diving, golf, gymnastics, ice hockey, ice skating, jogging, rock climbing, skateboarding, snowboarding, squash, surfing, volleyball, windsurfing, yoga


Sport and exercise collocations: do exercises/judo; go fishing/running/sailing/snowboarding; play football/ golf/hockey/rugby/volleyball


Studying: break, exam, get good/bad marks, make notes, pass/fail an exam, pass/fail a test, studies, term, timetable


LETTER T


Time: o’clock, five past, ten past, (a) quarter past, half past, (a) quarter to, etc. 


Time expressions: every week/month/year, once a week/ month/year, twice a week/month/year, three times a week/ month/year, etc.


Technology: camera, computer, e-reader, headphones, keyboard, laptop, printer, satnav, smartphone, tablet 


Tourism: sunglasses, suntan lotion, backpack, foreign currency, guidebook, map, passport, suitcase, go away, get a visa, (un)pack your luggage, stay on a campsite / in a hostel, check into / out of a hotel, do some sightseeing, book accommodation, exchange some money, buy souvenirs, have an adventure


Transport: aeroplane (plane), bike, coach, ferry, helicopter, motorbike,  scooter, ship, train, tram


Transport collocations: catch (the train), change (trains), get off  (the train), get on (the train), miss (the train), take (the train)


Transport adjectives: cheap − expensive, clean − dirty, comfortable − uncomfortable, empty − crowded/full, fast − slow, safe − dangerous 


​Travel collocations: book a hotel, change plans, go back home, have a holiday, live abroad, make plans, pack a bag, plan a holiday, stay at home, stay in a hotel, travel abroad, unpack a bag​, miss a train, break down, be a lot of turbulence, crash, traffic jam, be sth wrong with (the plane/ engine etc.), be long delays, be a strike, get lost, long queue, travel around, board, change (trains at a station), take off , set off , give sb a lift , get to (= arrive), land, hitchhike 


LETTER U


LETTER V


Verbs with dependent prepositions: deal with sth, look at sth, concentrate on sth, listen to sth, think about sth, borrow sth from sb, spend sth on sb, pay for sth, wait for sth, ask (sb) for sth, talk to sb, think of (ideas), arrive at sth


Verbs followed by to + infinitive / verb + -ing: agree, arrange, avoid, dislike, imagine, manage, miss, recommend, refuse, regret, seem, forget


LETTER W


Words and phrases related to money: bank account, special off ers, the sales, pay sb back, lend, cash, borrow sth from sb, get a loan, owe, spend money on sth, cost, save up for sth, afford, discount 


Work: accountant, hairdresser, lawyer, scientist, gardener, plumber, electrician, banker


LETTER X


LETTER Y


Years and dates  






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