Vocabulary Sets (by level)

Level 1

Nouns (1)

person
man
woman
child
girl
boy
car
house
building
road
ball
money
Food and Drink (1)

bread
pizza
rice
noodles
French fries
egg
dumpling
soup
sauce
juice
water
Adjectives (1)

big
small
tall
short
fat
thin
long
short
beautiful
ugly
handsome
pretty
intelligent
stupid
Fruit (1)

apple
banana
orange
strawberry
pear
blueberry
tomato
mango
Verbs (1)

go
play
see
watch
do
listen
take
give
buy
sell
eat
drink
read
write
say
cook
live
Vegetables (1)

potato
onion
carrot
corn
Phrasal Verbs (1)

stand up
sit down
sit up
wake up
lie down
The Kitchen (1)

knife
fork
spoon
chopsticks
plate
bowl
cup
glass
Prepositions (1)

in
on
under
next to
opposite
across from
Furniture (1)

table
chair
sofa
bed
lamp
Details

name
age
address
telephone number
email
interests
Electronics (1)

television (TV)
computer
radio
cell phone/ mobile phone
CD player
DVD player
tablet
Colours (1)

red
green
blue
yellow
orange
black
white
pink
purple
rainbow
The Body (1)

head
mouth
eye
ear
hair
arm
hand
leg
feet
stomach
Numbers (1)

zero
one
two
three
four
five
six
seven
eight
nine
ten
eleven
twelve
thirteen
fourteen
fifteen
sixteen
seventeen
eighteen
nineteen
twenty
Nature (1)

animal
plant
cat
dog
fish
bird
flower
tree
grass
Family (1)

parents
father / dad
mother / mum
brother
sister
son
daughter
grandparents
grandfather
grandmother
grandchildren
grandson
granddaughter
girlfriend
boyfriend
The Weather (1)

sunny
windy
rainy
snowy
cloudy
stormy
hot
cold
…degrees
minus…degrees
Days and Times

Monday
Tuesday
Wednesday
Thursday
Friday
Saturday
Sunday
the weekend
weekdays
today
tomorrow
yesterday
morning
afternoon
evening
night
School

classroom
pencil
pen
paper
book
notebook
textbook
bag
folder
eraser / rubber
ruler
whiteboard
blackboard
homework

Level 2

Nouns (2)

bin (trash)
window
door
seat
box
coin
note
card
sky
Earth
moon
star
space
Food and Drink (2)

meat
beef
pork
lamb
chicken
seafood
fish
nut
mushroom
beer
wine
ice cream
Adjectives (2)

clean
dirty
delicious
disgusting
boring
interesting
crazy
cheap
expensive
loud
quiet
fast
slow
Fruit (2)

kiwi fruit
lemon
lime
grapefruit
melon
watermelon
peach
nectarine
lychee
dragon fruit
durian
Verbs (2)

wash
dry
die
change
text / message
call
switch
wear
draw
fly
drive
ask
push
pull
use
Vegetables (2)

broccoli
cauliflower
beans
green pepper
red pepper
yellow pepper
chili pepper
aubergine / eggplant
Phrasal Verbs (2)

hurry up
eat up
drink up
grow up
take out
put away
write down
read out
switch on
switch off
Months and Seasons

January
February
March
April
May
June
July
August
September
October
November
December
Spring
Summer
Autumn / Fall
Winter
Prepositions (2)

against
between
above
below
near
far (from)
Countries

China
Japan
Korea
India
Russia
Australia
USA (United States of America)
Canada
UK (United Kingdom)
France
Germany
Brazil
Argentina
Egypt
South Africa
Colours (2)

grey (gray)
rose
gold
silver
bronze
blonde
cream
indigo
violet
light
dark
clear
Electronics (2)

games console
washing machine
dishwasher
(tumble) dryer
oven
AC (air conditioner)
Numbers (2)

thirty
forty
fifty
sixty
seventy
eighty
ninety
one hundred
The Body (2)

shoulder
elbow
knee
ankle
wrist
finger
toe
neck
back
backside
tooth
tongue
Family (2)

uncle
aunt
cousin
nephew
niece
great grant-parents
in-laws
step-…
fiancé
fiancée
Nature (2)

sheep
cow
pig
horse
chicken
duck
lion
tiger
elephant
monkey
panda
crocodile
Pastimes (1)

swimming
football
basketball
reading
watching TV
shopping
surfing the net
playing computer games
travelling
Clothes (1)

shoes
socks
trousers / pants
shorts
shirt
sweater
top
dress
skirt
hat
tie
Aches and Pains

sore
a sore…
backache
toothache
earache
stomachache
cold
flu (influenza)
bruise
cut
City Places (1)

shop
supermarket
bank
post office
police station
train station
subway station
fire station / fire house
bus station
bus stop
park
book shop
toy shop
sports shop

Level 3

Nouns (3)

towel
shelf
cupboard
duvet
blanket
carpet
diary
map
tissue
label
magnet
drawer
Positive Personalities (1)

hard-working
open-minded
selfless
cheerful
helpful
polite
honest
Adjectives (3)

attractive
popular
perfect
nosy
noisy
peaceful
neat
messy
funny
soft
hard
weak
strong
Negative Personalities (1)

lazy
closed-minded
selfish
impolite
rude
shy
Verbs (3)

copy
win
lose
wipe
throw
catch
pour
drop
hold
marry
divorce
chat
practice
laugh
cry
point
print
touch
Cooking Methods

fry (fried)
stir-fy (stir-fried)
boil (boiled)
bake (baked)
roast (roast/roasted)
steam (steamed)
smoke (smoked)
raw (uncooked)
Phrasal Verbs (3)

ask out
turn down
turn up
mess up
tidy up
clean up
mop up
beat up
throw out
The Kitchen (2)

pan
frying pan
saucepan
chopping board
sink
tap
fridge (refrigerator)
freezer
microwave
kettle
Jobs (1)

farmer
teacher
doctor
(bus/taxi) driver
pilot,
singer
actor
maid
cleaner
baby-sitter
police officer
Appearance

glasses
contacts (contact lenses / lenses)
beard
moustache / mustache
freckles
mole
scar
tattoo
Dates and Decades

BC
AD
1900
1900s
1910
1910s
2000
circa
…century
early-…
mid-…
late-…
Electronics (3)

charger
battery
touchscreen
laptop
stylus
earphones
speakers
webcam
USB
cable
wire
Numbers (3)

thousand
million
billion
trillion
(prefix) + illion
(quadrillion, pentillion, etc.)
infinity
Furniture (2)

bedside table
coffee table
TV table
counter
stool
pillow
cushion
School Subjects (1)

maths / math
music
art
history
geography
science
foreign language
PE
computing
Nature (3)

herb
soil
leaf
branch
root
trunk
germ
bacteria
virus
Pastimes (2)

jogging
cycling
yoga
socializing
hanging out with friends
dining out / eating out
playing cards
bowling
Meals

breakfast
lunch
dinner
brunch
snack
midnight snack
tea
tea time
afternoon tea
high tea
supper
elevenses
Rooms

bedroom
dining room
kitchen
living room
study
bathroom
garage
attic
City Places (2)

office block
apartment complex
gym
swimming pool
convenience store
library
prison / jail

Level 4

Nouns (4)

accident
media
opportunity
religion
behaviour
belief
obstacle
memory
Positive Personalities (2)

modest
easy-going
disciplined
considerate
generous
responsible
sincere
Adjectives (4)

casual
possible
impossible
fashionable
sexy
brave
cowardly
famous
infamous
Negative Personalities (2)

arrogant
demanding
lax
stubborn
vain
naive
gullible
Verbs (4)

record
gather
kick
hit
trust
cheat
discuss
pray
prefer
beg
bet
pack
pretend
show
point
The Body (3)

bone
muscle
tendon
heart
liver
kidney
brain
intestines
blood
blood vessel (artery; vein, capillary)
Phrasal Verbs (4)

take up
give up
read up
look up
write up
type up
speak up
pick up
put down
throw up
Tastes

sweet
sour
bitter
bland
savoury
hot
spicy
umami
Jobs (2)

receptionist
engineer
(TV/radio) presenter
PA (personal assistant)
intern
sales rep (sales representative)
plumber
electrician
security guard
mechanic
detective
Clothes (2)

trainers / sneakers
running shoes / basketball shoes / skate shoes / skates
high heels
baseball cap
underwear
swimming costume
pyjamas / pajamas
tux (tuxedo)
(ball) gown
evening wear
Synonyms (1)

awful
dull
huge
insane
gorgeous
tiny
Continents

Africa
Asia
North America
South America
Europe
Australia (Australia & Oceania)
Antarctica
Arctic (*not a continent)
Loan Words (1)

bon voyage
bon appetite
cafe au lait
nouveau riche
paparazzi
Local Holidays: China

Spring Festival
Lantern Festival
Mid-Autumn Festival
Tomb-sweeping Day
Dragon Boat Festival
School Subjects (2)

chemistry
physics
biology
technical
metalwork
woodwork
electronics
social studies
home economics
RE (religious education)
International Holidays

Christmas
Easter (Good Friday, Easter Sunday, Easter Monday)
Hallowe’en
Valentine’s Day
Chinese New Year
Spring Festival
Ramadan
Mardi Gras
bank holiday
long weekend
Pastimes (3)

crochet
martial arts
board games
jigsaw puzzles
crosswords
sudoku
DIY (do it yourself)
skateboarding
National Sites: China

The Great Wall
Tiananmen Square
The Forbidden City
The Summer Palace
The Terracotta Warriors
3 Gorges
Hong Kong
Macao
Tibet
Mongolia
2D Shapes

dot
line
square
circle
semi-circle
diamond
rectangle
triangle
pentagon
hexagon
City Places (3)

port
bakery
butcher
diner
casino
stadium
deli (delicatessen)
factory
warehouse
cafe
ATM (‘cash machine’/’bank machine’))
embassy
consulate

Level 5

Nouns (5)

priority
etiquette
situation
curiosity
luxury
obsession
addiction
quality
Positive Personalities (3)

ambitious
courteous
determined
enthusiastic
forgiving
mature
optimistic
Adjectives (5)

priceless
valuable
worthless
precious
precise
proper
pretentious
patriotic
frivolous
mundane
overrated
underrated
Negative Personalities (3)

pessimistic
cold
indecisive
indifferent
stingy
insecure
disorganized
egocentric
Verbs (5)

arrange
appreciate
develop
negotiate
compromise
predict
recycle
demonstrate
offend
persuade
abuse
Accessories

necklace
bracelet
wallet
handbag
purse
earrings
stud
Phrasal Verbs (5)

hang up
listen up
brush up
finish up
go up
divide up
connect up
lock up
shut down
wipe down
Music Genres

pop
classical
rock
rock’n’roll
hip hop
rap
r’n’b
rhythm and blues
blues
jazz
swing
folk
patriotic
a cappella
punk
funk
dance
soul
Motown
Synonyms (2)

revolting
heavenly
hideous
idiotic
hopeless
tranquil
resemble
pester
heave
stroll
Genres

romance
horror
action
comedy
sci-fi (science fiction)
drama
documentary
mystery
rom-com
Loan Words (2)

creme de la creme
deja vu
faux pas
tete-a-tete
circa
et cetera
pro
con
vice versa
Parties and Gatherings

wedding
engagement party
stag do
hen night
baby shower
bridal shower
house-warming
school reunion
office opening
opening ceremony
funeral
The Weather (2)

overcast
thunder storms
typhoon
hurricane
tornado
heat wave
sleet
foggy
misty
smoggy
hail
Damaged Goods

scratch (scratched)
stain (stained)
chip (chipped)
leak (leaking)
break (broken)
crack (cracked)
burn (burnt)
tear (torn)
fray (frayed)
scuff (scuffed)
wear (worn)
Nature (4)

mammal
insect
bird
fish
reptile
amphibian
arachnid
crustacean
mollusc
vertebrate
invertebrate
News and Current Affairs

politics
business
financial
sport
local news
domestic news
national news
international news, celebrity/gossip
entertainment
environment
technology
science
obituary
comment / opinion piece
editorial
Habitats

jungle
desert
ocean
river
grasslands
savannah
farmland
forest
rainforest
tundra
Social Issues

unemployment
taxes
crime
violent crime
petty crime
white-collar crime
drug abuse
alcohol abuse
poverty
education
disease
inequality
corruption
prejudice (racism, sexism, homophobia, xenophobia)
3D Shapes

cube
cuboid
pyramid
cone
sphere
hemisphere
cylinder
prism
Traditional Culture: China

calligraphy
Traditional Chinese Medicine
tai chi
kung fu
paper cutting
tea ceremony
traditional painting
seal carving
majiang / mahjong

Level 6

Nouns (6)

gimmick
principle
spectacle
passion
essence
condition
characteristic
nepotism
favouritism
meritocracy
Positive Personalities (4)

affectionate
devoted
focused
realistic
punctual
(self-) confident
Adjectives (6)

bewitching
morbid
nationalistic
platonic
congenial
spooky
iconic
classy
hereditary
supernatural
-gifted (academically-… /musically-… /physically-… / technically-…)
pseudo- (…-scientific/…-religious/…-intellectual/…-political)
quasi- (…-scientific/…-religious/…-intellectual/…-political)
Negative Personalities (4)

aloof
callous
apathetic
conceited
petty
pompous
intolerant
ruthless
Verbs (6)

grovel
imply
coerce
sponge
deter
fund
jettison
inspire
underwhelm
overwhelm
impede
derive
waive
Religions

Christianity
Judaism
Islam
Buddhism
Hinduism
Sikhism
Taoism
Shinto
Phrasal Verbs (6)

buy up
sell up
hook up
heat up
dream up
open up
close up
run up
Genres (2)

tragedy
kitchen-sink drama
thriller
psychological horror
satire
epic
autobiography
biography
classic
whodunit
chick-flick
Synonyms (3)

irritating
integral
mind-numbing
colossal
mediocre
lounge
dupe
scenario
obliterate
Disasters

earthquake
landslide
tornado
hurricane
typhoon
flood
flash flood
tsunami
tidal wave
drought
volcano
forest fire
war
famine
epidemic
pandemic
Loan Words (3)

savoir faire
haute cuisine
haute couture
raison d’etre
schadenfreude
foosball
kaput
in absentia
via
The Arts

painting
photography
dance
music
theatre / theater
poetry
architecture
sculpture
literature
philosophy
Jobs (3)

executive
chief executive officer (CEO)
chief financial officer (CFO)
computer programmer
President
Prime Minister
politician
consultant
health and safety inspector
spokesperson
line manager
advisor
(financial/legal)
The Sciences

astronomy
astrophysics
quantum mechanics
nanotechnology
robotics
geology
medicine
genealogy
genetics
forensics
nuclear physics
aerodynamics
criminology
psychology
psychiatry
botany
zoology
archeology
natural history
Cosmetics

make-up
lipstick
eyeliner
mascara
toner
blusher
rouge
false lashes
University

Dean
Director of Studies
faculty
scholarship
degree
major
outside course
union
fraternity
sorority
halls
dorms (dormitories)
lecture
lecturer
tutorial
tutor
lab
essay
dissertation
thesis
Beds and Sleep

single bed
double bed
twin beds
king-size
queen-size
sofa bed
bunk bed
water bed
cot
hammock
mattress
sheet
duvet
electric blanket
quilt
pillow
insomnia
sleep-walking
Rent a Property

rent
landlord
deposit
bills
solicitor
(estate) agent / realtor
furnished
unfurnished
contract
lease
inventory
to let
location
agent’s fee
square metres / square meters
Colours (3)

navy
emerald
ruby
maroon
aquamarine
turquoise
tortoiseshell
beige
hazel
rust
russet
burnt-sienna
onyx
transparent
opaque
Alcohol

lager
ale
spirits
cocktails
shooters
neat
on the rocks
shot
pint
pitcher
mixer
tipsy
drunk
hangover
hungover
sober