We are now working on the 1,000 Fry Sight Words, a set of high-frequency words that are necessary for American English reading comprehension and communication skills.  Please do your best to follow the directions below, as well as use the website translator to define any of the Fry Sight Words or related sentences you need to know better.  The more you become comfortable with the Fry Sight Words, the more fluent in American English you will become.

Part 1 – DIRECTIONS: Please watch the vocabulary video below two or three times:

Part 2 – Please read aloud the following words and sentences in English, then translate them and read them into your primary language using the translator on this page.

Fry Words – The Seventh Hundred

Lesson 2

already, instead, phrase, soil, bed, copy, free, hope, spring, case, laughed, nation, quite, type, themselves, temperature, bright, lead, everyone, method

Did you already finish the English test?

The student already completed the assignment before the teacher asked him about it.

Maria didn’t do her homework but watched television instead.

Instead of going to work, Mark went to a bar to drink alcohol.

The student was learning a new American English phrase.

A phrase is a small group of words standing together as a conceptual unit.

The farmer put seeds inside the soil.

This soil is dark and has a lot of nutrients for planting seeds.

The student was tired and fell asleep on his bed.

The bed was so comfortable that Maria fell asleep right away.

The teacher asked the students to copy the notes from the whiteboard to their notebooks.

You should never copy the answers from another student during a test.

In a democracy, people are free to make major decisions about their lives.

The store gave away free clothes for the poor.

I hope to get a good score on my English test.

Do you hope to get a vacation soon?

Spring is a season when trees blossom.

This bed is uncomfortable because it has a broken spring.

The doctor studied an interesting medical case.

The detective was in charge of a criminal case.

I laughed when she told me a joke.

The teacher laughed when the students all finished their tests early.

Rwanda is a small nation when compared to South Africa.

The United States of America is a large nation.

It’s quite warm outside.

It’s quite out of the question.

Do you know your blood type?

What type of person would you like to marry?

People often ask themselves what motivates them.

The students asked themselves where their teacher was.

Weather in Africa often includes high temperature conditions.

The doctor will check your temperature to see if you are sick.

The bright student completed all his work quickly.

The sun is too bright to look straight into it.

The director will lead the students outside of the school.

The first group of students were in the lead of the competition.

Everyone needs to get vaccinated against Covid-19.

The president wants everyone to vote during the election.

Method means a systematic procedure or technique.

The teacher had a great method of teaching us English.

Part 3 DIRECTIONS: Please watch the quiz video and do the quiz on your own paper. When you finish, let us know your quiz score in the comments section below.

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