Britlish Challenges let you test just how good your English is against other challengers from around the world. Get the highest score in the fastest time and you can be at the top of the lesson Leader Board. These challenges will test your knowledge to the limit. Are you brave enough to tackle some of the most challenging British English language tests that you will ever find? If so, I invite you to choose one of the growing number of Britlish Challenges in the Britlish Library. After completing the challenges, your details will be added to the Leader Boards and an email will arrive showing you just how well you rose to the challenge.
Did you know that there are over 600,000 words in English? That's a lot of words, and far more than any human being could ever manage to learn. Even Shakespeare only used around 55,000 different words in all of his works. Mind you, he did actually invent quite a few of them. To get a good mastery of English, you do need to expand your vocabulary as much as possible. The more words you know, the better your English will be. The Activities here will help you to quickly develop your vocabulary.
The 35 words in this Challenge are taken from the 4,015 most common English words database. If you learn all 4,015 of these English words, you will be able to understand 90% of everyday spoken and written English. Can you put your name at the top of the Challenge Leader Board by writing the word for each of the definitions in this Challenge?Most Common Words Course
Britlish Challenges let you test just how good your English is against other challengers from around the world. Get the highest score in the fastest time and you can be at the top of the lesson Leader Boards. The Leader Board for this Challenge is under the Challenge. You can see all of your own results in your Study Record if you have a free Britlish account. Can you get to the top of the leader board?
The words used in this Challenge are: anti, artist, ask, athletic, benefit, bid, bus, can, crazy, darkness, due, egg, engineer, fail, fashionable, fish, glasses, hate, ice, infect, language, letter, nil, orange, pie, pin, race, scholarship, shelter, stair, tidy, trap, umbrella, vet, and vocabulary.
adj. being or in accordance with current social fashions; patronized by; having elegance or taste or refinement in manners or dress | adj. covering or applying simultaneously to a number of similar items or elements or groups; noun: having the function of uniting a group of similar things; a formation of military planes maintained over ground operations or targets; a lightweight handheld collapsible canopy | adj. having a sturdy and well-proportioned body; relating to or befitting athletics or athletes; vigorously active | adj. intensely enthusiastic about or preoccupied with; possessed by inordinate excitement; bizarre or fantastic; marked by foolish or unreasoning fondness | adj. marked by good order and cleanliness in appearance or habits; large in amount or extent or degree; (of hair) neat and tidy; noun: receptacle that holds odds and ends (as sewing materials) | adj. not in favour of (an action or proposal etc.); noun: a person who is opposed (to an action or policy or practice etc.) | adj. of the colour between red and yellow; similar to the colour of a ripe orange; noun: orange colour or pigment; any of a range of colours between red and yellow; round yellow to orange fruit of any of several citrus trees; a river in South Africa that flows generally westward to the Atlantic Ocean | adj. owed and payable immediately or on demand; suitable to or expected in the circumstances; scheduled to arrive; adv. directly or exactly; straight | noun: a contest of speed; any competition; people who are believed to belong to the same genetic stock; a canal for a current of water | noun: a device in which something (usually an animal) can be caught and penned; a light two-wheeled carriage; a device to hurl clay pigeons into the air for trapshooters; drain consisting of a U-shaped section of drainpipe that holds liquid and so prevents a return flow of sewer gas | noun: a frozen dessert with fruit flavouring (especially one containing no milk); the frozen part of a body of water; diamonds; water frozen in the solid state | noun: a language user's knowledge of words; the system of techniques or symbols serving as a means of expression (as in arts or crafts); a listing of the words used in some enterprise | noun: a person who has served in the armed forces; a doctor who practices veterinary medicine; verb: provide veterinary care for; provide (a person) with medical care | noun: a person who uses scientific knowledge to solve practical problems; the operator of a railway locomotive; verb: design as an engineer; plan and direct (a complex undertaking) | noun: a person whose creative work shows sensitivity and imagination | noun: a quantity of no importance | noun: a small slender (often pointed) piece of wood or metal used to support or fasten or attach things; a piece of jewellery that is pinned onto the wearer's garment; flagpole used to mark the position of the hole on a golf green; cylindrical tumblers consisting of two parts that are held in place by springs; when they are aligned with a key the bolt can be thrown | noun: a structure that provides privacy and protection from danger; protective covering that provides protection from the weather; temporary housing for homeless or displaced persons; a way of organizing business to reduce the taxes it must pay on current earnings | noun: a swarthy complexion; having a dark or sombre colour; an unilluminated area; an unenlightened state | noun: a vehicle carrying many passengers; used for public transport; a car that is old and unreliable; an electrical conductor that makes a common connection between several circuits; the topology of a network whose components are connected by a busbar | noun: a written message addressed to a person or organization; an award earned by participation in a school sport; the conventional characters of the alphabet used to represent speech; a strictly literal interpretation (as distinct from the intention) | noun: airtight sealed metal container for food or drink or paint etc.; a buoy with a round bottom and conical top; the quantity contained in a can; a room or building equipped with one or more toilets | noun: an attempt to get something; (bridge) the number of tricks a bridge player is willing to contract to make; a formal proposal to buy at a specified price; an authoritative direction or instruction to do something | noun: animal reproductive body consisting of an ovum or embryo together with nutritive and protective envelopes; especially the thin-shelled reproductive body laid by e.g. female birds; oval reproductive body of a fowl (especially a hen) used as food; one of the two male reproductive glands that produce spermatozoa and secrete androgens; verb: coat with beaten egg | noun: any of various mostly cold-blooded aquatic vertebrates usually having scales and breathing through gills; the flesh of fish used as food; the twelfth sign of the zodiac; the sun is in this sign from about February 19 to March 20; (astrology) a person who is born while the sun is in Pisces | noun: dish baked in pastry-lined pan often with a pastry top; a prehistoric unrecorded language that was the ancestor of all Indo-European languages | noun: financial aid provided to a student on the basis of academic merit; profound scholarly knowledge | noun: optical instrument consisting of a pair of lenses for correcting defective vision | noun: something that aids or promotes well-being; a performance to raise money for a charitable cause; financial assistance in time of need; verb: be beneficial for | noun: support consisting of a place to rest the foot while ascending or descending a stairway | noun: the emotion of hate; a feeling of dislike so strong that it demands action; verb: dislike intensely; feel antipathy or aversion towards | noun: the mental faculty or power of vocal communication; a systematic means of communicating by the use of sounds or conventional symbols; the cognitive processes involved in producing and understanding linguistic communication; a system of words used to name things in a particular discipline | verb: contaminate with a disease or microorganism; communicate a disease to; affect in a contagious way; contaminate with ideas or an ideology | verb: get worse; stop operating or functioning; prove insufficient; disappoint, prove undependable to; abandon, forsake | verb: make a request or demand for something to somebody; consider obligatory; request and expect; inquire about; direct or put; seek an answer to
Developing your vocabulary is one of the most essential things you can do if you are to really improve your English skills. I have created a database of over 4,000 of the most common English words to help you expand your vocabulary. If you learn these 4,015 British English words, you will be able to understand 90% of normal, everyday conversations in British English, as well as most written media such as newspapers, magazines, and Internet articles. There are several ways to learn these words in the Britlish Library and you will find them in this course.
The 31 words in this crossword puzzle are taken from the 4,015 most common English words database. If you learn all 4,015 of these English words, you will be able to understand 90% of everyday spoken and written English. Developing your vocabulary is one of the most important things you can do to improve your English skills.
If you learn just 4,015 British English words, you will be able to understand 90% of normal, everyday conversations in British English. You will also be able to understand most written material such as that found in newspapers, magazines, and Internet articles. After years of extensive research using the latest technology to access lists of millions of examples of spoken and written English, I have assembled a definitive list of over 4,015 of the most commonly used British English words. If you learn these 4,015 words, you will have an active vocabulary which will let you participate in any English-speaking situation with confidence. Let me show you how Britlish can help you quickly and easily master these 4,015 most common English words.
The 35 words in this Challenge are taken from the 4,015 most common English words database. If you learn all 4,015 of these English words, you will be able to understand 90% of everyday spoken and written English. Can you put your name at the top of the Challenge Leader Board by writing the word for each of the definitions in this Challenge?
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