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Vocabulary beginning with T - list learning English basics

What will I learn from the English lesson a list vocabulary beginning with T?

This lesson is a list of vocabulary beginning with T to help when you are unsure what type of word it is. It is important not to try and remember the vocabulary, but just to use the list as a reference guide to help you.

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** Warning the list does not contain every word and will be added to over time **

Abbreviations that are used in the vocabulary List are:

abbrev abbreviation or acronym
adj adjective
adv adverb
Am Eng American English
Br Eng British English
conj conjunction
det determiner
exclam exclamation
int interjection
n noun
phr v phrasal verb
pl plural
prep preposition
prep phr prepositional phrase
pron pronoun
sing singular
v verb

Vocabulary beginning with T

table (n)
table-cloth (n)
table-tennis (n)
tablet (n)
take (v)
• to take someone's hand
• to take someone's things (steal/
• to take a photo
• to take a long time
• to take a holiday
take away (phr v)
• Take 15 away from 78.
take off (phr v)
• Do you want to take off your coat?
• The plane takes off at 6.
take part (in) (phr v)
• Everybody took part in the meeting.
take place (phr v)
• The meeting took place at six.
take up (phr v)
• He decided to take up a new hobby.
talent (n)
talk (n & v)
tall (adj)
tap (n)
• a cold-water tap (n)
tape (adj, n & v)
• a tape recorder (adj)
• a cassette tape (n)
• to tape a conversation (v)
taste (n & v)
• to have good taste (n)
• to taste food (v)
• It tastes good. (v)
tax (n & v)
taxi (n)
tea (n)
teach (v)
team (n)
tear (n)
• Tears ran down her cheeks.
tear (v)
• to tear a piece of paper
technique (n)
technology (n)
teenage (n)
telegram (n)
telephone (n & v)
television (TV) (n)
tell (v)
• to tell a story
• to tell someone something
• to tell someone to do something
• you can't always tell
temperature (n)
• to have a temperature
• air temperature
temporary (adj)
tennis (n)
tent (n)
term (n)
terminal (n)
terrible (adj)
test (n & v)
text (n)
than (conj & prep)
thank (v) Page 32
thank you (int)
thanks (n)
that (adv, conj, det & pron)
theft (n)
their (det)
theirs (pron)
them (pron)
themselves (pron)
then (adv)
there (adv & pron)
therefore (adv)
thermometer (n)
these (det & pron)
they (pron)
thick (adj)
thief (n)
thin (adj)
thing (n)
think (v)
• to think about something
• I think he's left.
• What did you think of the film?
• I think I'll go.
• I'm thinking of going.
thirst (n)
this (det & pron)
those (det & pron)
though (conj & adv)
thought (n)
• to have thoughts about something
• to be deep in thought
thriller (n)
throat (n)
through (prep)
throughout (prep)
throw (v)
throw away (phr v)
• He threw away the old TV.
thumb (n)
thunder (n)
thunderstorm (n)
tick (n & v)
ticket (n)
tidy (adj & v)
tidy up (phr v)
• Please tidy up when you've finished.
tie (n & v)
• a shirt and tie (n)
• to tie with string (v)
tiger (n)
tight (adj)
• tight shoes
tights (n pl)
• a pair of tights
till (conj & prep)
• to wait till the end (prep)
• till he comes (conj)
time (n)
• What time is it?
• It took a long time.
• the last time
• Is it time yet?
• Four times five is twenty.
timetable (n)
tin (n)
• a tin of peas
• made of tin
tin-opener (n)
tiny (adj)
tip (n)
• the tip of the pencil
• a tip for the waitress
tired (adj)
title (n)
to (prep)
toast (n)
• toast for breakfast
today (adv & n)
toe (n)
together (adv)
toilet (n)
tomato (n)
tomorrow (adv & n)
ton(ne) (n)
tongue (n)
tonight (adv & n)
too (adv)
• I've been there, too.
• It's too heavy to lift.
tool (n)
tooth/teeth (n)
toothache (n)
toothbrush (n)
toothpaste (n)
top (n)
• top of the class
• at the top of his voice
topic (n)
total (adj & n)
touch (v)
tour (n & v)
tourism (n)
tourist (n)
toward(s) (prep)
towel (n)
tower (n)
town (n)
toy (n)
track (n)
• a race track Page 33
track suit (n)
trade (n)
traditional (adj)
traffic (n)
traffic jam (n)
traffic light(s) (n)
train (n & v)
• to travel by train
• to train in a skill
trainers (n pl)
• a pair of trainers
tram (n)
transfer (v)
translate (v)
translation (n)
transport (n & v)
travel (v)
travel agent (n)
traveller's cheque (n)
tree (n)
trip (n)
• a weekend trip
trouble (n)
trousers (n pl)
truck (Am Eng) (Br Eng: lorry)
true (adj)
• Is it true?
• a true friend
trumpet (n)
trust (v)
• to trust someone
truth (n)
try (v)
• to try to do something
• to try (out) something
try on (v)
• to try on shoes
T-shirt (n)
tube (n)
• a tube of toothpaste
tune (n)
tunnel (n)
turkey (n)
turn (n & v)
• to turn your head (v)
• to turn the page (v)
• It's my turn. (n)
• The wheels began to turn. (v)
turn down (phr v)
• Could you turn down the music?
turn into (phr v)
• The water had turned into ice.
turn off (phr v)
• She turned off the engine.
turn on (phr v)
• Can you turn on the TV?
turn out (phr v)
• He turned out the lights.
turn up (phr v)
• Turn up the radio - I can hardly hear it.
turning (n)
• the first turning on the left
twice (adv)
twin (n)
type (n & v)
• a type of person (n)
• to type a letter (v)
typical (adj)
tyre (n)

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