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Marcos Orozco Miranda


English III


Unit 1 Food from the earth

Climate: normal weather patterns.

Coastal: describes an area near the ocean.

Crop: a kind of plant grown for food.

Farmer: person who produces food.

Flat: describes an area withoutmountains.

Geography: the study of the surface of the earth.

Grassland: grassy area.

Humid: describes air that is moist.

Meals: breakfast, lunch, and dinner.

Mountainous: describes an area with mountains.

Region: a large area.

Staple food: very important food.

• Grains: corn, wheat, rice, oats, millet.

• Legumes: soybeans, lentils.

• Roots: potatoes, yams, yucca.Unit 2 Communication

Connect: bring together.

Culture: people with the same language and way of living.

Custom: an activity that is usual in a country.

Eye contact: a look directly at the eyes of another person.

Formal: very serious and important.

Gesture: a body movement to show something (a feeling, an idea, etc.).

Greeting: the first words or actions used upon meetingsomeone.

Informal: friendly and relaxed.

Rule: the correct way to do something.

Small talk: conversation about things that aren’t important.

Smile: turn one’s lips up at the corners, usually to show good feelings.

Traditional: the same for a long time without changing.

Unit 3 Cities

Commute: travel to your job.

Crowded: too full.

Downtown: the center of a city.East: the direction where the sun comes up-usually at the right of map.

Factory: a place where workers make things.

Freeway: a road where cars go fast.

Key: (on map) the section of a map that explains the meaning of the symbols.

Market: a place where people buy and sell things outdoors.

Neighborhood: one area in a city.

Nightlife: things to do in the evening.

Noisy: too loud.North: the direction that’s usually at the top of a map.

Population: the number of people who live in a place.

Public transportation: trains, buses, and subways.

Rural: in the country.

Scale: (on a map) the section of a map that explains the distances.

Skyscraper: a very tall office building.

South: The direction that’s usually at the bottom of the map.

Suburb: a tow outsideof a city.

Symbol: a picture that represents another thing.

Traffic: cars moving on a street.

Urban: in the city.

West: the direction where the sun goes down-usually at the left of the map.

Unit 4 The body

Acne: a skin condition of red spots, especially on the face.

Artery: one of the large blood vessels going from the heart.

Bone: a hard, white part of the body thatmakes up its frame (the skeleton)

Brain: the organ in the head used for thinking and feeling.

Dandruff: dry skin that forms on the head and drops in little white pieces.

Headache: a pain in your head.

Heart: the organ in the chest that pumps blood through the body.

Hiccup: a sharp sound you make in your throat.

Indigestion: pain in the stomach because of something you have eaten.Insomnia: not able to sleep.

Large intestine: the lower part of the tube in the body that carries food away from the stomach.

Liver: the organ in the body that helps in making sugar for energy and in cleaning the blood.

Lung: one of the breathing organs in the chest that supply oxygen to the blood.

Muscle: a part of the body that connects the bones and makes the body move.Nausea: a feeling like you are going to vomit.

Skin: the outer covering of the body.

Small intestine: the upper part of the tube in the body that carries food away from the stomach.

Sore throat: a general feeling of pain in the throat.

Stomach: the internal body part where food goes after being swallowed.

Vein: any of the tubes that bring blood to the heart and lungs.

Unit 5...
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