The Natural World | Pre-intermediate Vocabulary

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Learn how to describe the natural world in English

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 Voabulary

Exercise 1 – Find the vocabulary in this word search game

Exercise 2 – Practice using the vocabulary in context

Exercise 3 – Listening exercise, the natural world

Exercise 1

Exercise 2

Exercise 3

Vocabulary Quiz

Let us review 15 vocabulary terms to describe the natural world

TermPart of speechDefinition
airnounthe invisible mixture of gases (such as nitrogen and oxygen) that surrounds the Earth and that people and animals breathe
areanouna part or section within a larger place ; shady area in a park 
autumnnounthe season between summer and winter
boiling verbvery hot temperatures; Madrid summers are boiling. 
cloudnouna white or gray mass in the sky that is made of many very small drops of water
countrysidenounland that is away from big towns and cities
desertnounan area of very dry land that is usually covered with sand and is very hot
fieldnounan open area of land without trees or buildings
fognounmany small drops of water floating in the air above the ground, the sea, etc.
forestnouna thick growth of trees and bushes that covers a large area
geographynounan area of study that deals with the location of countries, cities, rivers, mountains, lakes, etc.
goldenadjectivea warm sunny day out 
growverbto become larger : to increase in size, amount, etc
hillnoun an area of sloping ground on a road, path, etc.
icenounfrozen water