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Vocabulary Checker
for Beginner
Clive Oxenden
Christina Latham-Koenig
This Vocabulary Checker:
M includes key vocabulary from
New English File Beginner.
M provides learners with an opportunity
to self-test le-by-le.
M allows students to translate vocabulary,
creating a record of work.
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Vocabulary File 1 3
r Numbers A & B (Numbers 020)
r Countries and nationalities
r Things A: Things in the classroom
r More words to learn
Vocabulary File 2 5
r Things B: Small things
r People and family
r Adjectives
r Numbers C (Numbers 21100)
r More words to learn
Vocabulary File 3 7
r Common verbs 1
r Food and drink
r Jobs and places of work
r The time and ordinal numbers A (What time is it?)
r More words to learn
r More words in File 3
Vocabulary File 4 9
r A typical day
r Common verbs 2
r More words to learn
Vocabulary File 5 11
r Common verbs 3A
r The time and ordinal numbers B (Ordinal numbers)
r More words to learn
r More words in File 5
Vocabulary File 6 13
r Hotels
r Places
r Common verbs 3B
r More words to learn
Vocabulary File 7 15
r More words to learn
r More words in File 7
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Numbers A & B
(Numbers 0-20)
zero /zieieo/
one /w\n/
two /lu:/
three /0ii:/
four /l5:/
five /laiv/
six /sils/
seven /sevn/
eight /eil/
nine /nain/
ten /len/
eleven /ilevn/
twelve /lwelv/
thirteen /0a:li:n/
fourteen /l5:li:n/
fifteen /lilli:n/
sixteen /silsli:n
seventeen /sevnli:n/
eighteen /eili:n/
nineteen /nainli:n/
twenty /lwenli/
Countries and
Brazil /Liezil/
Brazilian /Liezilien/
China /l]aine/
Chinese /l]aini:z/
England /igqlend/
English /igqli]/
Hungary /l\gqeii/
Hungarian /l\gqeeiien/
Italy /ileli/
Italian /illien/
Japan /den/
Japanese /deni:z/
Mexico /melsileo/
Mexican /melsilen/
Poland /eolend/
Polish /eoli]/
Russia /i\]e/
Russian /i\]n/
Spain /sein/
Spanish /sni]/
Turkey /la:li/
Turkish /la:li]/
the US (or the United States) /e ju: es/
American /emeiilen/
the UK /e ju: lei/
British /Liili]/
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Things A: Things in
the classroom
board /L5:d/
book /Lol/
chair /l]ee/
coat /leol/
dictionary /dil]enii/
door /d5:/
laptop /lln/
piece of paper /i:s ev eie/
table /leiLl/
window /windeo/
More words to learn
hello /leleo/
hi /lai/
Whats your surname? /wnls j5: sa:neim/
How do you spell it? /lao dje sel il/
Sorry? /snii/
OK. /eolei/
thank you /0gl ju:/
please /li:z/
excuse me /ilslju:z mi:/
yes /jes/
no /neo/
Sorry! /snii/
Nice to meet you. /nais le mi:l ju/
Am I late? /m ai leil/
Where are you from? /weei e ju linm/
Im from Russia. /aim liem/
Where in Russia? /weei in/
Im from Moscow. /aim liem/
Where is it? /weei iz il/
Is it a good film? /iz il e qod lilm/
Yes, its fantastic. /jes ils lnlslil/
hurry up /l\ii \/
breakfast /Liellesl/
Were on holiday too. /wiei nn lnledei lu:/
goodbye / bye /qodLai/
Have a nice day! /lv e nais dei/
good morning /qod m5:nig/
good afternoon /qod o:llenu:n/
good evening /qod i:vnig/
I have a reservation. /ai lv e iezevei]n/
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Things B:
Small things
bag /Lq/
credit card /liedil lo:d/
glasses /qlo:siz/
identity card (ID card) /aidenleli lo:d/
key /li:/
mobile (phone) /meoLail/
pen /en/
photo /leoleo/
umbrella /\mLiele/
watch /wnl]/
People and family
boy /L5i/
boyfriend /L5iliend/
brother /Li\e/
child /l]aild/
children /l]ildien/
daughter /d5:le/
father /la:e/
friends /liendz/
girl /qa:l/
girlfriend /qa:lliend/
husband /l\zLend/
man /mn/
men /men/
mother /m\e/
person /a:sn/
people /i:l/
sister /sisle/
son /s\n/
wife /wail/
woman /women/
women /wimin/
bad /Ld/
beautiful /Lju:lill/
big /Liq/
black /Lll/
blue /Llu:/
brown /Liaon/
cheap /l]i:/
expensive /ilsensiv/
fantastic /lnlslil/
fast /la:sl/
good /qod/
good-looking /qodlolig/
green /qii:n/
long /lng/
new /nju:/
old /eold/
orange /niind/
red /ied/
short (for things) /]5:l/
short (for people) /]5:l/
slow /sleo/
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small /sm5:l/
tall /l5:l/
terrible /leieLl/
white /wail/
yellow /jeleo/
Numbers C
(Numbers 21100)
twenty-one /lwenli w\n/
twenty-two /lwenli lu:/
thirty /0a:li/
thirty-three /0a:li 0ii:/
forty /l5:li/
forty-four /l5:li l5:/
fifty /lilli/
fifty-five /lilli laiv/
sixty /silsli/
sixty-six /silsli sils/
seventy /sevnli/
seventy-seven /sevnli sevn/
eighty /eili/
eighty-eight /eili eil/
ninety /nainli/
ninety-nine /nainli nain/
a hundred /e l\ndied/
More words to learn
What is it? /wnl iz il/
What are they? /wnl o: ei/
Whats in your bag? /wnls in je Lq/
I have two credit cards. /ai lv/
Thats my bag. /ls/
here /lie/
there /ee/
over there /eove ee/
Whos this? /lu:z is/
I cant remember. /ai lo:nl iimemLe/
thanks /0gls/
German /da:men/
French /lienl]/
Wow! /wao/
Look at that car! /lol el/
also /5:lseo/
important /im5:lnl/
popular /njele/
easy /i:zi/
safe /seil/
with /wi/
Whats your favourite car? /wnls je leiviel/
How are you? /lao e ju:/
Fine, thanks. /lain 0nls/
And you? /nd ju:/
Im OK, thanks. /aim eolei 0nls/
This is Helen. /is iz/
See you soon. /si: je su:n/
Were in a hurry. /wiei in e l\ii/
Whats your phone number? /wnls je leon n\mLe/
Whats your (email) address? /wnls jei (i:meiel) edies/
How old are you? /lao nld e ju:/
Im 18. /aim/
Are you married? /o: je/
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Common verbs 1
drink coffee /diigl lnli/
eat fast food /i:l la:sl lu:d/
have children /lv l]ildien/
like dogs /lail dnqz/
listen to the radio /lisn le e ieidieo/
live in a flat /liv in e lll/
read magazines /ii:d mqezi:nz/
speak English /si:l igqli]/
study Spanish /sl\di sni]/
want a new car /wnnl e nju: lo:/
watch TV /wnl] li:vi:/
work in a bank /wa:l in e Lgl/
Food and drink
beer /Lie/
bread /Lied/
breakfast /Liellesl/
butter /L\le/
cereal /sieiiel/
cheese /l]i:z/
chocolate /l]nllel/
coffee /lnli/
dinner /dine/
eggs /eqz/
fish /li]/
fruit /liu:l/
lunch /l\nl]/
meat /mi:l/
milk /mill/
orange juice /niind du:s/
pasta /sle/
potatoes /eleileoz/
rice /iais/
salad /sled/
sandwich /snwid/
sugar /]oqe/
tea /li:/
vegetables /vedleLlz/
water /w5:le/
wine /wain/
Jobs and places
of work
administrator /edminislieile/
doctor /dnlle/
factory worker /lllii wa:le/
lawyer /l5:je/
nurse /na:s/
policeman / policewoman /eli:smen / eli:swomen/
shop assistant /]n esislenl/
student /slju:dnl/
teacher /li:l]e/
waiter / waitress /weile / weilies/
in the street /in e slii:l/
in a hospital /in e lnsill/
in a shop /in e ]n/
in a restaurant /in e ieslinnl/
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in an office /in en nlis/
in a school /in e slu:l/
in a factory /in e lllii/
at home /l leom/
The time and ordinal
numbers A (What
time is it?)
Its one oclock. /ils w\n e llnl/
Its five past one. /ils laiv o:sl w\n/
Its ten past one. /ils len o:sl w\n/
Its quarter past one. /ils l5:le o:sl w\n/
Its twenty past one. /ils lwenli o:sl w\n/
Its twenty-five past one. /ils lwenlilaiv o:sl w\n/
Its half past one. /ils lo:l o:sl w\n/
Its twenty-five to two. /ils lwenlilaiv le lu:/
Its twenty to two. /ils lwenli le lu:/
Its quarter to two. /ils l5:le le lu:/
Its ten to two. /ils len le lu:/
Its five to two. /ils laiv le lu:/
More words to learn
I dont know. /ai deonl neo/
Do you want a coffee? /dje wnnl/
Dont worry. /deonl w\ii/
wait /weil/
Are you OK? /o: ju eolei/
Whats the problem? /wnls e inLlem/
Really? /iieli/
I prefer our traditional breakfast. /ai iila:/
at the weekend /l e wi:lend/
at home / work /l leom / wa:l/
It depends. /il diendz/
a lot of /e lnl ev/
For breakfast I have /le Liellesl ai lv/
together /leqee/
What do you do? /wnl dje du:/
Im a doctor. /aim e/
Where do you work? /wee dje wa:l/
I work in a hospital. /ai wa:l/
I like it very much. /ai lail il veii m\l]/
He speaks English very well. /li si:ls ... veii wel/
only /eonli/
speak on the phone /si:l nn e leon/
all over the world /5:l eove e wa:ld/
What time is it? /wnl laim iz il/
Have a nice day. /lv e nais dei/
You too. /ju: lu:/
Thanks. /0nls/
Youre welcome. /j5: wellem/
What day is it today / tomorrow? /wnl dei iz il ledei / lem\ieo/
Why? /wai/
Because its my wifes birthday. /Lilez ils mai ... La:0dei/
See you on Monday. /si: ju nn/
More words in File 3
cold /leold/
documents /dnljumenls/
managers /mnidez/
meetings /mi:ligz/
multinational companies /m\llin]nel l\meniz/
sausage /snsid/
soup /su:/
strong /sling/
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A typical day
get up /qel \/
have breakfast /lv Liellesl/
have a shower /lv e ]aoe/
go to work (by bus, car, etc.) /qeo le wa:l/
go to university /qeo le ju:niva:seli/
have a coffee /lv e lnli/
have a sandwich /lv e snwid/
have lunch /lv l\nl]/
finish work /lini] wa:l/
go home /qeo leom/
go shopping /qeo ]nig/
go to the gym /qeo le e dim/
make dinner /meil dine/
have dinner /lv dine/
do housework /du: laoswa:l/
watch TV /wnl] li:vi:/
go to bed /qeo le Led/
Common verbs 2
do exercise /du: elsesaiz/
do sport /du: s5:l/
go to the cinema /qeo le e sineme/
go to the theatre /qeo le e 0iele/
go to the beach /qeo le e Li:l]/
play tennis /lei lenis/
play the piano /lei e ineo/
play computer games /lei lemju:le qeimz/
ski /sli:/
swim /swim/
walk /w5:l/
change money /l]eind m\ni/
come /l\m/
drive /diaiv/
hear /lie/
park /o:l/
pay by credit card /ei Lai liedil lo:d/
see /si:/
smoke /smeol/
take photos /leil leoleoz/
use the Internet /ju:z i: inlenel/
More words to learn
What time do you get up? /wnl laim dje/
At eight oclock. /el/
He gets up at about 9.30. /li qels \ el eLaol/
wear jeans /wee di:nz/
clean /lli:n/
in the morning / afternoon /
/in e m5:nig / o:llenu:n /
before / after lunch /Lil5: / o:lle l\nl]/
then /en/
go out /qeo aol/
a club /ll\L/
lock the doors /lnl e d5:z/
When Im in bed /wen aim in Led/
the north /e n5:0/
Its hot. /ils lnl/
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Its cold. /ils lnld/
the summer /e s\me/
the winter /e winle/
open /eoen/
closed /lleozd/
light /lail/
dark /do:l/
outside /aolsaid/
inside /insaid/
the same /e seim/
different /dilienl/
snow /sneo/
relax /iills/
Im (really) sorry. /aim (ii:eli) snii/
Thats OK. /ls eolei/
Whos that? /lu:z l/
Its me. /ils mi:/
Sir /sa:/
Madam /mdem/
Can I help you? /len ai lel ju/
Can I have an espresso, please? /len ai lv ... li:z/
Single or double? /sigql 5: d\Ll/
How much is that? /lao m\l] iz l/
Can I pay with Mastercard? /len ai ei wi/
Sure. /]oe/
A ticket to Oxford, please? /e lilil lu ... li:z/
Single or return? /sigql 5: iila:n/
Here you are. /lie ju o:/
a memory card /e memeii lo:d/
a phone card /e leon lo:d/
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Common verbs 3A
arrive at the airport /eiaiv el i: ee5:l/
break your leg /Lieil je leq/
buy a ticket /Lai e lilil/
come back from holiday /l\m Ll liem lnledei/
find a job /laind e dnL/
learn a language /la:n e lgqwid/
meet a friend /mi:l e liend/
rent a car /ienl e lo:/
say hello /sei leleo/
stay at a hotel /slei el e leolel/
The time and ordinal
numbers B (Ordinal
the first /e la:sl/
the second /e selnd/
the third /e 0a:d/
the fourth /e l5:0/
the fifth /e lil0/
the sixth /e sils0/
the seventh /e sevn0/
the eighth /i: eil0/
the ninth /e nain0/
the tenth /e len0/
the eleventh /i: ilevn0/
the twelfth /e lwell0/
the thirteenth /e 0a:li:n0/
the fourteenth /e l5:li:n0/
the fifteenth /e lilli:n0/
the sixteenth /e silsli:n0/
the seventeenth /e sevnli:n0/
the eighteenth /i: eili:n0/
the nineteenth /e nainli:n0/
the twentieth /e lwenliell/
the twenty-first /e lwenli la:sl/
the twenty-second /e lwenli selnd/
the twenty-third /e lwenli 0a:d/
the twenty-fourth /e lwenli l5:0/
the twenty-fifth /e lwenli lil0/
the twenty-sixth /e lwenli sils0/
the twenty-seventh /e lwenli sevn0/
the twenty-eighth /e lwenli eil0/
the twenty-ninth /e lwenli nain0/
the thirtieth /e 0a:lie0/
the thirty-first /e 0a:li la:sl/
More words to learn
yesterday /jesledei/
yesterday afternoon /jesledei o:llenu:n/
last night /lo:sl nail/
last Saturday /lo:sl sledei/
I was worried. /ai wez wniid
Did you have a good day? /did ju lv e qod dei/
It was OK. /il wez eolei/
as usual /z ju:uel/
nothing special /n\ig se]l/
traffic /lilil/
stressed /sliesl/
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a surprise /e seiaiz/
a present /e ieznl/
a trip to Paris /e lii le/
a football match /e ml]/
Brilliant! /Liilienl/
Of course. /ev l5:s/
make friends /meil liendz/
break your heart /Lieil je lo:l/
use your hands /ju:z je lndz/
the best in the world /e Lesl in e wa:ld/
speak Italian quite well /lwail wel/
I feel European. /ai li:l/
a year / three days / a week ago /eqeo/
Whats the date? /wnls e deil/
Its the fifth of May. /ils e ... ev .../
Whens your birthday? /wenz je La:0dei/
More words in File 5
nothing special /n\0ig se]l/
pick up /il \/
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bar /Lo:/
bath /Lo:0/
bathroom /Lo:0iu:m/
bed /Led/
car park /lo: o:l/
cupboard /l\Led/
floor /ll5:/
garden /qo:dn/
gift shop /qill ]n/
gym /dim/
lamp /lm/
lift /lill/
pillow /ileo/
reception /iise]en/
remote control /iimeol lenlieol/
restaurant /ieslinnl/
shower /]aoe/
spa /so:/
swimming pool /swimig u:l/
toilets /l5ilels/
towel /laoel/
airport /ee5:l/
bank /Lgl/
beach /Li:l]/
chemists /lemisls/
church /l]a:l]/
cinema /sineme/
city /sili/
hospital /lnsill/
museum /mjuziem/
park /o:l/
petrol station /eliel slei]n/
post office /eosl nlis/
river /iive/
road /ieod/
sea /si:/
shop /]n/
station /slei]n/
supermarket /su:emo:lil/
town /laon/
village /vilid/
Common verbs 3B
call a friend /l5:l e liend/
get a letter /qel e lele/
give a present /qiv e ieznl/
leave the cinema /li:v e sineme/
lose your keys /lu:z je li:z/
send an email /send en i:meil/
take an umbrella /leil en \mLiele/
tell somebody a story /lel s\mLedi e sl5:ii/
turn off the light /la:n nl e lail/
turn on the light /la:n nn e lail/
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More words to learn
Welcome to the island. /wellem le/
on the first floor /nn e la:sl ll5:/
upstairs /\sleez/
downstairs /daonsleez/
Enjoy your stay. /end5i j5: slei/
in the cupboard /in/
on the bed /nn/
under the chair /\nde/
Theres a beautiful view. /eez e Lju:lill vju:/
a boat /e Leol/
have an accident /lv en lsidenl/
build /Lild/
wear /wee/
kilometres (km) /lilnmile/
How was your weekend? /lao wez je/
A complete disaster! /e lemli:l dizo:sle/
typically English /liilli igqli]/
a bed and breakfast /e Led en Liellesl/
Can I (sit here)? /len ai sil lee/
full (opposite = empty) /lol/
next to (me) /nelsl le/
platform /lll5:m/
seat /si:l/
Time to go. /laim le qeo/
Thats interesting. /ls inlieslig/
a text (message) /e lelsl/
a show /e ]eo/
angry /gqii/
What do you think of ? /wnl dje 0igl ev/
I really like it. /ai ii:eli lail il/
Its fantastic / great. /ils lnlslil / qieil/
Its OK. /ils eolei/
I dont like it. /ai deonl lail il/
Its terrible / awful. /ils leieLl / 5:ll/
Whats the last film you saw? /wnls e lo:sl lilm je s5:/
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More words to learn
camping /lmig/
cycling /saillig/
flying /llaiig/
travelling /livelig/
paint a picture /einl e ill]e/
have a picnic /lv e ilnil/
it depends (on the day) /il diendz/
for example /le iqzo:ml/
go for a walk /qeo lei e w5:l/
in the middle of /in e midl ev/
a free afternoon /e lii: o:llenu:n/
How far is that? /lao lo:i iz l/
until April /enlil/
tomorrow night /lemnieo nail/
next month /nelsl m\n0/
next year /nelsl jie/
Thats a long time. /ls e lng laim/
Its going to be sunny / hot / cold. /ils qeoig le Li s\ni /
lnl / lnld/
Its going to rain / snow. /ils qeoig le iein /
Excuse me. Wheres the bank? /ilslju:z mi. weez e/
Can you help me? /ln je lel mi/
Is there a petrol station near here? /iz eei e ... nee lee/
Yes, theres one on the corner. /jes, eez w\n nn e
Its between the bank and the
post office.
/ils Lelwi:n e ... nd
e .../
Its opposite the chemists. /ils nesil e/
Its next to the bookshop. /ils nelsl le e/
Go straight on. /qeo slieil nn/
Turn right / left. /la:n iail / lell/
Its on the right / left. /ils nn e iail / lell/
More words in File 7
do a crossword /du: e linswa:d/
go to an exhibition /qeo le en elsiLi]n/
go window-shopping /qeo windeo ]nig/
have a long bubble bath /lv e lng L\Ll Lo:0/
make a big pot of coffee /meil e Liq nl \v
paint /einl/
work in the garden /wa:l in e qo:dn/
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