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Learn 100 Words In English That Make Up 50% Of Any English Book
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(UPDATED: 12 June 2018)
Hello, this article is all about the top 100 English words used in daily life. If you were to create a list of every word in every English book or Newspaper, or English blog article and count how many times each word apprears then you could identify the most frequently used English words.
Now that sounds like a lot of very hard work! However fortunately this task of collecting the words has been completed for us. The only thing missing is to identify the top 100 words and provide them with meaning in the context of a sentence. That is exactly what we did in this article and you can listen or read our pdf transctipt to find out more.
As always this English language transcript supports the learn English audio podcast available on Spotify, iTunes, Android Play, Blubrry, PlayerFM.
Hi I’m Hilary and welcome to another podcast from Adept English. This one is entitled ‘The First 100 Words in English in Sentences’. Now before we come to that, I just wanted to say a few words about Adept English. Er…if you hadn’t guessed already, we’re really quite a new [web]site. The method we’re using to do the teaching is ‘tried and tested’, and we know that works. But our site and our particular way of doing it, is a fairly new launch.
Here are the highest frequency 100 English Words With Meaning
What we’re finding is that a lot of people are coming to us through our podcasts. They’re finding our podcast on Soundcloud or YouTube or similar places and listening that way. Thankyou very much indeed for listening to our podcasts. Erm..but I just wanted to say a little more about it because I think people may be missing the fact that we’ve got a whole website, which at the moment contains only free material, aimed at helping people who have a good basic level in spoken English and in understanding English, but who struggle to understand English as spoken by native English speakers in real situations and who just need to increase their fluency.
That’s who we’re aiming to help. And there’s a whole website there. I’m not sure whether the people coming to use the podcasts necessarily have realised that there is a transcript, there’s written version for every single piece of material that we release. So all the podcasts – it’s all typed out in a PDF format for you to read. That anticipates the fact that probably, some of the words, or a lot of the words, that I use in the podcasts, you’ll already know and be comfortable with. But there are always going to be a few extra words, that you’ve not heard before or you’re unsure of. Now if you listen a couple of times, you might begin to hear more words and understand more each time you listen, but you’re always gonna perhaps come across a couple of words you’re not familiar with. And having a look at them written down in PDF file format will help you make more sense. And if you still don’t understand, even when you’ve done that, then you have the written version of the word that I’m saying, that you can then look up in the dictionary or you can use Google Translate.
The idea is that once you’ve understood the word that you then listen again, knowing..knowing the definition of the word and then you understand it within the context. So that’s the first thing that I wanted to say, that every single podcast has a PDF transcript, a written version. And also, if you haven’t yet visited www.adeptenglish.com, then you’re missing out on lots and lots of free material that’s similar to this. We have a free course, a free seven day course, called ‘The Seven Rules of Adept English’, so there’s lots more material there, all of it available in MP3 format so that if you want to download it to your phone or to your mobile device and listen to it, that’s in a convenient format. And as I say, it’s all got a transcript, so it’s all got PDF files, so that you can see the words at the same time if you need to.
These Words Are Common Words In English Used In Daily Life But Not That Useful On Their Own
Now ‘The Seven Rules of Adept English’ really covers our method for learning English. It’s different from other methods. It’s aimed at people with an intermediate level in the language and aimed to take them to fluency. And it tries to get you to think in English. But our particular methods and our particular ways of doing things and the things we recommend are all contained within ‘The Seven Rules of Adept English’. They’re also in video format too as well, so if you’re curious to see what I look like – you might be, you might not be at all – but there I am in video format. So please have a look at us and please subscribe to our free course. There’s no obligation, as I say, it’s entirely free. Erm you just need to put your e-mail address in the box and subscribe. We have an absolutely ‘No Spam’ policy – we will not..we make a promise – we will not pass on your e-mail address to anybody else. It will be used to send you material from Adept English, nothing else at all. And if you decide you would like to unsubscribe, you can do that any time.
OK, let me come now to the subject for today’s podcast….Oh, I just wanted to say as well that because we’re new, we’re releasing quite a lot of podcasts at the moment. In future, we…we are planning to release a podcast every week. The idea is that you learn..you listen to the podcast a number of times. So we keep supplying you with material. Also in time….I’m in the middle of designing courses which you can buy that will really take your level up from being basic English to being quite an advanced level. And I’ll cover all sorts of subject areas, also sorts of areas of, you know, life in Britain, in the UK and life generally anywhere, that will be of use, and will be interesting to you in English. So that’s coming up.
It Would Be Very Good Practice For You To Learn This List Of English Words With Meaning And Sentences
Now, today’s podcast, based around what they do in schools. My son is aged er..seven and he’s in junior school now. But the last year of infant school, so 6-7 year olds, children concentrate on learning to spell the most used words in English, so the 200 or 100 most used words in English. Now I spent last year, devising sentences, so that I could read the sentence out and he could write them down, like a dictation and test his ability to spell these words. So I thought it might be something a bit fun to do – bit different, bit unusual – to use these sentence for Adept English for a podcast. Erm..please bear in mind, we’re concentrating today on the most commonly used 100 words in English, so that’s the over-riding point. The sentence themselves may not make that much sense. They’re all grammatically correct, but trying to imagine the scenarios where you’d actually say these sentences might be quite difficult, but they are nevertheless valid English sentences. They cover all the little words which are very very commonly used and which make up the bulk of any English conversation. Bear in mind the audience. Obviously, we’ve got…I think we’ve got foxes and we’ve got dogs and we’ve got a mouse. It is aimed at school children. If you’re were looking at Business English, obviously the top 100 words – some of the nouns would be different, but a lot of the little filler words would be exactly the same.
OK, so I’m going to read out to you now eleven sentences. The meaning…it’s about…they’re valid sentences as I say, but you might be hard-pushed to find what situation you would actually say these sentences in. And I thought, I’ll leave a pause in between. It’s up to you – if you want to practice, like my son, who has got a very good level of English aged 7. Erm..if you want to practice wri…trying to write them down, dictation, that might be one way to use this. Or in the pauses in between, you could just try saying them, so you could use it to practise pronunciation.
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OK, here goes…. the first 100 most commonly used words in English
1) Where would the man be going so fast through the black trees? (I’ll say each one of these twice)
2) The boy can’t bear to know who took the cat from his school.
3) “We couldn’t stop,” shouted everyone, when the small car ran round the garden.
4) How and where did you want the water? I can take it right to the door of your home if you like?
5) Many only laughed when the girl began to say lots of new things.
6) Yes, my mother has two dogs who play together well and who may still be found asleep in their beds.
7) Never use more fish unless you need to eat good food for a long night.
8) “I’ll soon have been around every town,” said the man, who didn’t (like to) let the women get away with very much.
9) These animals must find the red sea soon, or they will not be able to live there again.
10) I think I’ve something I need next door, which I gave away, earlier today.
11) (Last one) First work hard and then go across the way and see those people over there.
Ok, that’s the end of that exercise. I realise they’re slightly crazy sentences – a bit ‘gobbledeguck’ you might say – there’s a good word. But they do contain the most frequently used 100 English words. So quite useful – probably a recap in many senses, but good practice. Ok – hope you enjoyed that exercise whether you did it as dictation or pronunciation. Enough for now and look forward to speaking to you again on my next podcast. Have a lovely day. Goodbye.
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We also sell a course that gives you interesting stories that are made up of the 500 most common English words. Using these stories you will find learning the words much more interesting and importantly you are much more likely to remember the words used.
And just to be complete, here are the 100 individual words used. These were sourced from the British National Corpus online. Which is a collection of 96 million English words.