BOOK 12 VOCABULARY
|verb: to be finished The test was over at 1030, but I finished early.
|verb: to be owned by The blue car belongs to Ahmed.
|blow blew / blown
|verb: to force air to move The wind is blowing very hard today and there is a sandstorm.
|verb: to become nice (weather) This morning is cloudy, but I think it will clear up this afternoon.
|verb: to believe that something will happen I expect to take leave in December.
|verb: to exist before ending or finishing The test will last for 45 minutes. This weather might last for three days.
|verb: to stay I’m going to remain in Riyadh until Friday evening.
|verb: to fall down after stepping on something slippery Ahmed slipped on the ice and fell down.
|verb: to remain It’s going to stay cloudy until tomorrow, and then it will clear up.
|adjective: peaceful; gentle The sea is very calm today. There is no wind.
|adjective: easy to see through; easily understood The water is very clear. Look at the fish. The answer to this math problem is clear. 2 + 2 = 4.
|adjective: full of danger Some sports are very dangerous. You can get hurt badly.
|adjective: a long distance to the bottom The water in the sea is very deep.
|preposition: while something else is happening or time is passing During the summer, I go swimming every day.
|adverb: at any time; even one time Do you ever play football during the winter.
|preposition: not including; but I work every day except Friday.
|adjective: below 32 degrees Fahrenheit or 0 degrees Celsius The temperature in New York is freezing during the winter.
|adjective: afraid; scared The little girl was frightened by the loud noise.
|adjective: a way to describe weather when the air has water in it The air in Al Khobar is very humid.
|conjunction: begins a clause We can go on Sunday if it rains on Saturday.
|preposition: in a similar way John is tall like Jim.
|phrase: not true anymore He was a soldier for 20 years, but he’s no longer in the Army.
|pronoun: not any Are there any cars in the parking lot? No, there are none.
|adverb: sometimes I occasionally go to Riyadh on the weekends.
|adjective: with little or no sound or noise It’s very quiet in the house when the children are sleeping.
|adjective: difficult to hold The road is very slippery when there’s snow on it.
|adjective: not nice The weather is very unpleasant during the summer.
|noun: the land next to a sea or ocean When I go to Jeddah, I always go to the beach.
|noun: a soft wind There is a nice breeze on the beach. It’s very comfortable.
|noun: the weather of a place The climate of Saudi Arabia is very hot and dry.
|noun: hotness We get heat from the sun.
|noun: the percentage of water in the air The humidity of the air in Al Khobar is very high.
|noun: a large body of water The Red Sea is near Jeddah.
|noun: something that we think I had a thought yesterday. Why don’t we go to Riyadh tomorrow.
|noun: moving air The wind blew away my hat.
|verb: to agree to take (a job); to receive I was offered a job in Riyadh. I accepted the job.
|verb: to talk about something My wife and I discussed our vacation plans.
|verb: to teach Teachers educate our children.
|verb: to ask someone if they want something His car broke down. I offered to drive him to work.
|verb: to say no; to not take (a job) I asked him for help, but he refused. He said no.
|verb: to stop working when you become older Ahmed was in the Army 25 years. Then he retired.
|take took / taken
|verb: to accept (a job); to study (a course) My brother took a job with Saudi Arabian Airlines. I take Arabic classes every week.
|verb: to discuss My wife and I talked over our vacation plans.
|think over thought
|verb: to think about a decision; to consider carefully The school offered me a job, but I need to think it over.
|verb: to refuse; to say no I turned down a job in Riyadh because I want to work in Jeddah.
|adverb: by or before a given time; completed in the past Ahmed already talked to the Captain. He talked to him yesterday.
|adjective: unable to think or understand clearly Ali was confused yesterday and didn’t pass the math test.
|adjective: causing inability to be understood clearly That sentence is confusing. I don’t understand it.
|adverb: in the place of Abdullah is going to study English instead of French next year.
|adverb: recently completed in the past; a short time ago I’m not hungry. I just ate.
|adjective: about the field of medicine My son wants to be a doctor. He’s going to medical school.
|adjective: concerning career or job John is going to university. It will be good for his professional growth.
|conjunction: because of that; therefore He didn’t study for the test, so I think he will do badly.
|adjective: about a specific or applied science He studies engineering and computers at school. There’re technical classes.
|adverb: up to now; until this time Ali hasn’t come to class yet. He’s late.
|noun: certificate usually given for competing a two year course of study I hate school, so I only got an associate degree.
|noun: certificate usually given after completing a four year course of study Hooray! I just graduated with my bachelor’s degree.
|noun: profession or occupation that one plans to do for a long time He was in the army for 25 years. He had a military career.
|noun: a selection between two or more things; that which is chosen He was offered two jobs. He must make a choice.
|noun: a school for advanced education, especially in a particular skill of profession After high school, I will go to college.
|noun: a subject or series of courses studied in school The cadets are taking an English course.
|noun: a choice or selection He received two offers and will make a decision tomorrow.
|noun: a diploma; title given by a university I received a degree in Arabic from Brown University.
|noun: a certificate for completion of a course When I finished high school. I received a diploma.
|noun: a talk between two or more people My wife and I had a discussion last night about our vacation.
|noun: knowledge and learning from studying in school Ali got a good education at the university.
|noun: a teacher My brother is an educator in middle school.
|noun: a school where the first five grades (1-5) are taught My six year-old just began elementary school.
|noun: an area of study or interest; a profession Three popular fields of study are medicine, business, and education.
|noun: the time after now, after the present I live in Riyadh. In the future, I will move to Jeddah.
|noun: a level or year in school After the twelfth grade, many students go to college.
|noun: grades 9-12; the four years of school before college After I graduate high school, I will go to college.
|noun: 2-5 years of school beyond a bachelor’s degree Wayne worked very hard and earned two master’s degrees.
|noun: a school where grades 6-8 are taught Middle school is between elementary and high school.
|noun: a invitation to accept a job, a gift, some food, etc. My wife is a teacher and just received a job offer from another school.
|noun: Doctor of Philosophy; advanced degree involving 3-8 years of school beyond a master’s degree She is unable to complete her Ph. D. because she had children.
|noun: a career field; job Ahmed: What is Sultan’s profession? Ali: He is a doctor.
|noun: one engaging in work requiring special training or knowledge Paul is a professional in the kitchen. He’s a cook.
|noun: the answer of no (to an offer) Jane won’t accept the new job and will give her refusal tomorrow.
|noun: an educational institution offering bachelor’s degrees and more A university offers degrees in many fields.
|verb: to build another room for your house Our house is too small. I want to add on a den
|verb: to heat to a temperature of 100 Celsius or 212 Fahrenheit My wife boiled some water for tea.
|build built / built
|verb: to make from wood or stone (a house or a room) My father built our house ten years ago.
|verb: to be on fire We burn wood in our fireplace
|verb: possibility Ahmed is not here today. He could be sick.
|verb: to make bigger The kitchen is too small. I want to enlarge it.
|get together got / gotten
|verb: to meet My friend and I get together every Friday for a barbecue.
|verb: to make hot The food is cold. Please heat it in the microwave.
|verb: to let something stay the same Let’s make the patio larger, but leave the kitchen the same size
|verb: to make sound with Ahmed played the CD in his car.
|verb: to find the answer to a problem Jim got 100 on the Math test. He solved all the problems correctly.
|take place took / taken
|verb: to happen The book quiz took place in the lab.
|adjective: wanting to know about Ahmed is interested in airplanes. He wants to be a pilot.
|preposition: close in time or distance We are planning to go to Riyadh in the near future.
|adverb: maybe Perhaps we can eat at the new restaurant tonight.
|adverb: used to say what happens next Mr. Ahmed: The mechanic will fix the car tomorrow. Mrs. Ahmed: Then we can drive to Riyadh tomorrow.
|adjective: causing physical tiredness Running is a very tiring exercise.
|noun: a room added on to a house Our house was too small, so we built an addition to it.
|noun: someone who builds houses The builder will finish our house next week, then we can move in.
|noun: a tape The students listen to cassettes in the language lab.
|noun: a family room for relaxing We have a television in the den and in the living room.
|noun: a room for eating My mother cooks in the kitchen and we eat in the dining room.
|noun: something burning There is a fire in the fireplace to keep us warm
|noun: a place in the house to build a fire There is a fire in the fireplace to keep us warm
|noun: a meeting, usually for fun Out family is having a get-together next week at my house.
|noun: a plan; an opinion I have an idea for the new addition to my house
|noun: a get-together, usually for business The students will have a meeting tomorrow after school.
|noun: an oven for heating or cooking things Heat some food in the microwave for lunch.
|noun: a kitchen device for cooking things My wife cooked the chicken in the oven.
|noun: an uncovered, paved area near the house It’s a beautiful day. Let’s eat dinner on the patio.
|noun: a diagram or picture of an idea for building We will build a house after I finish the plan.
|noun: a disk containing music Ahmed played the Michael Jackson record in his room.
|noun: space; area The kitchen is too small. There isn’t enough room to cook.
|noun: a small building for keeping tools I keep the garden tools in the shed
|noun: the answer to a problem He found the solution to the math problem
|noun: a machine for playing music My friends listened to some music on the stereo.
|noun: a floor or level of a building My house has two stories. The bedrooms are upstairs and the living room is downstairs.
|noun: an area outside of the city Ahmed works in Riyadh, but he lives in the suburbs.
|noun: a cause of difficulty; a problem I got 60 on the book quiz. The trouble with the test is that I didn’t study.
|noun: material from a tree We burn wood in the fireplace.
|catch caught / caught
|verb: to get fish from a body of water (pond, river, lake, sea, ocean) We went fishing yesterday and caught twelve fish.
|verb: to try to catch fish John was fishingyesterday but he didn’t catch anything.
|verb: to try to kill animals for food Adam likes to hunt deer in the mountains.
|verb: to cause the death of Ahmed killed a deer on his last hunting trip.
|verb: to do something many time to become good at it Before playing a soccer game, the team practices for many hours.
|verb: to get ready for some activity We prepared our fishing lines before we went to the lake.
|shoot shot / shot
|verb: to fire a weapon; to hit something with a bullet Adam shoots deer and wild turkeys every fall in Texas.
|verb: something done in the past that is not done now He used to live in Dammam but now he lives in Abha.
|verb: something done as a habit in the past When they were young, they would play soccer in the street.
|phrase (everywhere) We looked all over the classroom but couldn’t find the teacher’s glasses.
|exclamation (sound of a gunshot or explosion) We heard a noise outside. Bang! Bang! It was a firecracker!
|adverb: at a greater distance From KKMC, it’s a farther distance to Jeddah than to Riyadh.
|adverb: at a greater distance or at a later time How much further do we have to travel? It’s six hours further to Jeddah.
|adverb: with great effort or force He tries hard to understand. He hit the ball hard and it went very far.
|adverb: above a set point He aimed too high and missed the deer.
|adverb: inside a building The children played indoors all afternoon.
|adverb: below a set point He aimed too low and missed the deer.
|pronoun: a greater number or amount He has a little money, but he needs more.
|adverb: one time; at a time before now I’ve been to Italy once in my life. Once there were many oryx in the desert but they’re gone now.
|phrase: outside a building We play basketball inside the gym but we play soccer out-of-doors.
|adverb: outside a building I like being outdoors better than working in an office.
|pronoun: belonging to someone I have my book. Go get your own.
|pronoun: more than two but not a lot We didn’t see John for several days.
|adverb: opposite of fast Paul drives fast but his grandfather drives slow.
|adverb: two times He came to the office twice. Once at 10:00 and again at 12:30.
|adjective: all of; entire We couldn’t believe he ate the whole cake.
|noun: area outside of the city; often meaning the farm area We often go to the country for picnics under the trees.
|deer / deer
|noun: an animal similar to an oryx (gazelle) Adam killed one deer but his brother got two deers on their hunting trip.
|noun: a bird that swims on the water Donald Duck is a famous Walt Disney cartoon character.
|fish / fish
|noun: animals that live in the water There are many fish in the sea.
|noun: pole used to catch fish I have a new fishing rod so I want to go fishing this weekend.
|noun: weapon with a long tube (barrel) Soldiers fire guns on the firing range.
|noun: directions for how to do something Read the instructions before you answer the questions.
|noun: string; cord He put a nylon line on his fishing rod.
|noun: outside John likes the outdoors but his wife prefers the air conditioned house.
|noun: belonging to a person Bob has his own car so he doesn’t have to ride the bus.
|noun: shooting weapon held in the hand Cowboys used to wear pistols on their belts.
|noun: enough or more than enough Do we need to get gasoline? No, we have plenty.
|noun: a long gun Soldiers often carry rifles.
|noun: sound of a gun or pistol firing; the name of the action of shooting Was that a shot I heard? Bob took two shots at the deer.
|noun: a short trip on foot I like to take a walk late in the evening when it’s cool.
|noun: a tool for killing or harming Rifles, pistols, knives and batons are weapons.
|in the open
|noun: outside; in clear view, easy to see John likes to be out in the open. There are many camels in the open on the road from KKMC to Riyadh.