How to Learn New Words in English

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Registers could be defined as the technical or specialized variation of words or phrases relating to different disciplines, professions, or courses of study. The following disciplines are registered terms: 

Sports

Study the following registered words very carefully:

Competition: An event in which people compete with each other to find out who is the best

Athlete: A person who competes in sports

Athletics: Sports that people compete in such as running, jumping, etc.

Track event: A sports event is a race that runs on a track, rather than jumping or running.

Relay: A race between teams in which each member of the team runs or swims in one section: 4 X 100m relay.

Hurdles: A race in which runners of horses have to jump over the hurdle

Marathon: A long-running race of about 42 kilometers or 26 miles

Goalless: Without either scoring a goal

Hacked off/down: Extremely annoyed

Tournament: A sports competition involving several teams or players who take part in different games.

Bagged: To score a goal, point, etc.

Trophies: An object such as a silver cup that is given as a prize for winning the competition

The bench: The seats where players sit when they are not playing in the game.

Lap: One journey from the beginning to the end of a track and for running

Draw: To finish a game without either team winning

Sprint: A race in which competitors run or swim for a short period of running or swimming.

Practice Question

Use your dictionary and provide the meanings of the words below.

spectator, dribbling, teamwork, half-time, red card, passing, penalty kick, corner-kick, throw-in, back-pass, striker, mid-fielder, etc.

 Family Life

Study the following registered words very carefully:

Domestic chores: The work done at home like washing, cooking, mopping, sweeping, cleaning, etc.

Matrimony: The state of being married

Housewife: A woman, who stays at home to cook, cleans, and takes care of the children while her husband goes out to work.

Housework: The work involved in taking care of a home or a family, e.g. cleaning, cooking, etc

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Housemaid: A female servant in a large house who cleans the rooms, etc and often lives there

Householder: A person who owns or rents the house that he/she lives in

Breadwinner: A person who supports his/her family with the money he/she earns

Bring up: To care for a child and teach him/her how to behave

Look after: Take care of …

Morals: Standards or principles of good behavior, especially in terms of sexual relationship, respect, honor, etc.

Cosmetic: A substance that a woman put on her face or body to make it more attractive

Entertainment and Music

Study the following registered words very carefully:

Musical instrument: An objective for producing musical sounds. For example, a drum, etc.

Classical: Written in Western musical tradition, usually using an established form (e.g. symphony) and not played on electronic instruments. Classical music is generally considered to be serious and have a lasting value.

Mellifluous: Having a pleasant and flowing sound; (of music or somebody’s voice) sounding sweet and smooth; very pleasant to listen to.

Melody: A tune, especially the main tune in a piece of music written for several instruments or voices. It is the arrangement of musical notes in a tune.

Audience: The group of people who have gathered to watch or listen to something, especially a play, concert, etc.

Concert: A public performance of music

Megastar: A very famous singer, actor, or entertainer

Performance: The act of performing a play, a concert, or some other form of entertainment.

Performer: A person who performs for the audience in a show, concert, etc.

Musical notation: A system of musical signs, symbols used to represent information

Orchestra: A large group of people who play various musical instruments together

Drama: It is a representation of an action that can be acted or real as a play.

Cast: These are characters that take part in a play.

Act: This is a major division of a play and the scene is a subdivision of a play.

Costumes: These are adornments used to assume the character on a stage, e.g. clothes, shoes, etc.

Rehearsals: These are periods for practicing the mastery of the dialogues and conversations.

Dialogues: These are the conversational exchange of talks between two or more people on stage.

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Playwright: A person who writes a play or a drama script or a play production is known as a playwright.

Stage director: A person who oversees the whole procedure of a play performance is called a stage director.

Photography

Study the following registered words very carefully:

Camera: It is a device for taking photographs or making films or television programs. It has a plate at one end and a lens at the opposite end. e.g. simple camera and pinhole camera

Fixed aperture: This is the light controlled by holes that read a lens in a fixed focused type.

aperture It is an object that allows light to reach a lens.

Exposure: It is the exact time during which light reaches the film.

Light meter: A light that monitors or measures and records the amount of electricity.

Negative picture: This occurs when the light area of the object appears as a dark area, and the dark area of the object appears as a light area.

Emulsion: Cream liquid in which particles of oil or fat are suspended.

Projecting: A picture to fall on a surface e.g. paper

Viewfinder: The part of a camera that you look through to see the areas that you are photographing.

Manual: Operated or controlled by hand rather than automatically or using electricity

Image: Likeness, copy of the shape of somebody or something

Lens: This is a piece of glass or glasslike substance with one or both sides carved.

Crystals: These are natural and transparent substances.

Religion

Study the following registered words very carefully:

Traditional Religion

Deities: Gods or goddesses

Intermediaries: Moderator or go-between

Devotee: A person who admires and is very enthusiastic about something. It is a very religious person who belongs to a particular group.

Cults: A small group of people who have extreme religious beliefs and who are not part of any established religion or a system of religious beliefs and practices

Divine: Connected with gods or God

Consult: To go to somebody for information or advice

Oracle: A place where people could go to ask the gods for advice or information about the future.  Oracle is the owner of oracle.

Amulet: A piece of jewelry that some people wear because they think it protects them from bad luck or illness.

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Ritual: A series of actions that are always performed in the same way, especially as part of a religious ceremony.

Sacrifice: The act of offering something to god, especially the animal that has been killed especially.

Appease: To make somebody calmer or less angry by giving them what they want.

Christian Religion

Sacrament: An important religious ceremony such as marriage, baptism, or Holy Communion.

Sacrilege: An act of treating a holy thing or place without respect.

Confirmation: A ceremony at which a person becomes a full member of the Christian church.

Holy Communion: Communion connected with church members

The Holy Spirit: (in Christianity) God in the form of a spirit.

The Holy of Holies: The holiest part of a religious building

Catechist: A person having the beliefs of the Christian

Catechism: A set of questions and answers used for teaching people about the beliefs of the Christian religion

Pious/Devout Christian: A person believing strongly in a particular religion and obeying its laws and practices or having or showing deep respect for God and religion

Aisle: A passage between rows of seats in a church

The nuns: Members of a religious community of women who promise to serve God all their lives and often live together in coa event.

Pew: A long wooden seat in a church

Islamic Religion

Qur’an: The holy book of Muslims

Koranic school: The place where Qur’an is learned

Friday: This is the day that all Muslims (faithful) go to the mosque for the Jumat service.

Pilgrimage: A journey to a holy place for religious reason

Minaret: A tall tower, usually forming part of the mosque from where Muslims are called for prayers.

Muezzin: A man who calls Muslims to prayers, usually from the tower of a mosque

Ablution: The act of washing yourself

Sura: Chapter or section of the Koran

Sheik: A leader in a Muslim community or organization of the head of Arab family, village, etc.

Qiblah: The direction of Kaaba (the holy building at Mecca) towards which Muslim turn when they are praying.

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