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’s List 9 Lesson 2

guess, silent, trade, rather, compare, crowd, poem, enjoy, elements, indicate, except, expect, flat, seven, interesting, sense, string, blow, famous, value

Can you guess how much I weigh?

Try to guess the meaning of this word.

Students need to be silent while completing their tests.

The man remained silent although we asked him questions.

The man wants to trade his car.

The trade of a carpenter is difficult.

What would you rather do?

She would rather learn online than in a classroom.

Can you compare this store with that store and tell us which one is the best?

This shirt doesn’t compare with that one, it’s much better.

There was a large crowd gathered in front of the building.

The crowd of protesters was loud and unruly.

She wrote a poem about love.

That poet wrote a famous poem about death.

Try to enjoy all that you do.

I hope that you will greatly enjoy your vacation.

Have you learned about chemical elements yet?

Earth, water, air, and fire are considered elements of the material universe.

You must indicate the rules and regulations to your employees.

Doctors indicate that people must use masks indoors to prevent Covid-19.

Every student was present except Maria.

I paid all my bills except rent.

His parents expect that he completes his studies.

All teachers expect their students to study hard.

That house has a flat roof.

This car has a flat tire.

Number seven follows number six.

Two plus five equals seven.

She is reading an interesting story.

They are having an interesting conversation.

He lost his sense of smell when he got Covid-19.

The teacher isn’t making any sense.

The police are investigating a string of robberies.

Martha is wearing a string of pearls.

Losing his job was a major blow to him.

He suffered a blow to the head.

He used to be a famous singer many years ago.

She is a famous actress from Nigeria.

His car increased in value since he bought it.

A quality education has great value.

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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