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Natural World (Part 2) | Pre-intermediate Vocabulary

Talking about the natural world in English

In this topic, you will learn more vocabulary to describe the natural world.

Learn 14 more words to describe the natural world

Use these flashcards to learn the meaning of the terms for this unit. You can also practice the pronunciation by listening to the audio on each card.

Practice Exercises for Natural World Vocabulary

Exercise 1 – Play this memory game to remember the vocabulary

Match the words to the pictures. Sound on (🔊) if you want to hear the pronunciation of the vocabulary terms


Exercise 2 – Practice using the vocabulary in context

Exercise 3 – Listening exercise, the natural world

Exercise 1

Match the words to the pictures. Sound on (🔊) if you want to hear the pronunciation of the vocabulary terms


Exercise 2

Exercise 3

Vocabulary Quiz

Let us review 14 vocabulary terms to describe the natural world

TermPart of speechDefinition
islandnounan area of land that is surrounded by water
lakenouna large area of water that is surrounded by land
moonphrasethe large round object that circles the Earth and that shines at night by reflecting light from the sun
mountainnounan area of land that rises very high above the land around it and that is higher than a hill
naturenounthe physical world and everything in it (such as plants, animals, mountains, oceans, stars, etc.) that is not made by people
silvernouna soft grayish-white metal that is very valuable and is used to make jewelry, coins, knives, forks, etc.
skynounthe space over the Earth where the sun, moon, stars, and clouds appear
springnounthe season between winter and summer : the season when plants and trees begin to grow
starnounany one of the objects in space that are made of burning gas and that look like points of light in the night sky
stormnounan occurrence of bad weather in which there is a lot of rain, snow, etc., and often strong winds
the countryphraseland that is away from big towns and cities
thunderstormnouna storm with lightning and thunder
viewnounthe things that can be seen from a particular place
woodnoun the hard substance that makes up the stems and branches of trees and shrubs