Speak English Fluently Using The 3000 Most Common Words in English

Learn how to improve your English vocabulary, listening, and speaking at the same time using the 3000 most commonly used words in English.

Why the 3000 most common English words?

When it comes to learning English, vocabulary is probably the most important thing. Without words, you cannot read, hear, speak, or write. However, have you ever asked yourself:

“How many words do I need to learn to become fluent in English?”

Let's take a look at the dictionary, you will find that there are about 470,000 different words in English. If you learn 20 words a day, it will take you...60 years to learn them all!

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Fortunately, you don't have to learn them all to become fluent in English. Americans use around 2500 – 3000 of the most common words in their daily lives. If you know these 3000 most common words, you can understand at least 95% of all conversations, e-mails, newspapers, and books.

Sounds great! But what is the most effective way to learn these words?

Focus on example sentences when learning vocabulary. Here's why?

When it comes to learning English vocabulary, the most important thing you need to focus on are example sentences because they help you to improve all your English skills - including vocabulary, listening, speaking, and writing.

  • Vocabulary: Example sentences help you understand the meaning of the word correctly, and remember it deeply. Why? Because you see the word in context.
  • Speaking/Writing: You will learn how to use a word in sentences — how to connect it with other words to produce correct English sentences. For each sentence you hear or read, you will be able to re-use it (or part of it) to produce your own correct sentence.
  • Grammar: You learn English grammar naturally. You don’t have to think about grammar rules to produce a sentence.  Phrases and sentences just appear naturally in your mind and they are all correct. You “feel" grammar, just like a native English speaker.

If you want to speak English fluently, learn with your ears, not with your eyes

Learning English can be broken down into two parts: input and output.  Input consists of reading and listening while output consists of writing and speaking. The more input you get, the more output you can produce. It's that simple.

Here's the little secret you probably don't know yet:

  • If you want to write English well, focus on reading. The more you read, the better you write.
  • If you want to speak English well, focus on listening. Listening is THE KEY to speaking excellent English.

Therefore, you should listen to (and repeat) example sentences if you want to improve your speaking (and listening). It means that every example sentence should go with the audio.

Repetition is the secret to English fluency

If you want to quickly achieve fluency level - to speak English easily, fluently and automatically, you'll need to do one more thing:

Learn deeply through lots of repetition. 

It means that you will need to listen to every example sentence many, many times, until you MASTER it. Don't listen just one time or a few times. It's not enough. You will forget it very soon.

You may know how to use a word to make a correct sentence, but here's the thing: Can you use it quickly, easily, and automatically? 

If the answer is no, you need to repeat more. You must listen to that example sentence again and again. 

Don't ignore this simple secret. This is how you will achieve automatically fast speaking.

FREE English Lessons - 3000 Most Common Words in English

In the following section, you will find around 3000 free lessons for the 3000 most commonly used words in English. Each lesson consists of the definition (meaning) of the word, the audio pronunciation, and many example sentences with high-quality audio.

Listen to (and repeat) each lesson many times - and watch how fast your English speaking improves!

Enjoy the lessons!

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Words starting with "A"

Words starting with "C"

Words starting with "E"

each
ear
early
earn
earth
ease
easily
east
eastern
easy
economic
economy
edge
edition
educate
education
effect
effective
effectively
efficient
efficiently
effort
egg
either
elbow
elderly
elect
election
electric
electrical
electronic

elegant
elevator
else
elsewhere
embarrass
embarrassed
embarrassing
embarrassment
emerge
emergency
emotion
emotional
emphasis
emphasize
employ
employee
employer
employment
empty
enable
encounter
encourage
encouragement
end
ending
enemy
energy
engaged
engine
engineer
engineering

enjoy
enjoyable
enormous
enough
ensure
enter
entertain
entertaining
entertainment
enthusiasm
enthusiastic
entire
entirely
entitle
entrance
entry
envelope
environment
environmental
equal
equally
equipment
equivalent
error
escape
especially
essay
essential
essentially
establish
estate

estimate
etc (et cetera)
euro
even
evening
event
eventually
ever
every
everyone
everything
everywhere
evidence
evil
exact
exactly
exaggerate
exam
examine
example
excellent
except
exception
exchange
excited
excitement
exciting
exclude
excuse
executive
exercise

exhibit
exhibition
exist
existence
exit
expand
expect
expectation
expense
expensive
experience
experiment
expert
explain
explanation
explode
explore
explosion
export
expose
express
expression
extend
extensive
extent
extra
extraordinary
extreme
extremely
eye

Words starting with "F"

face
facility
fact
factor
factory
fail
failure
fair
fairly
faith
faithful
fall
fame
familiar
family
famous
fan
far
farm
farmer
farming
fashion
fashionable
fast
fasten
fat

father
fault
favor
favorite
fear
feature
february
fee
feed
feel
feeling
female
fence
festival
fever
few
field
fight
figure
fill
film
final
finally
finance
financial
find

fine
finger
finish
fire
firm
firmly
first
fish
fit
fix
flag
flame
flash
flat
flavor
flight
float
flood
floor
flour
flow
flower
flu
fly
focus
fold

follow
following
food
foot
football
for
force
forecast
foreign
forest
forever
forget
forgive
fork
form
formal
formally
former
formula
fortune
forward
foundation
frame
free
freedom
freeze

frequent
frequently
fresh
friday
fridge
friend
friendly
friendship
frighten
frightened
frightening
from
front
fruit
fry
fuel
full
fully
fun
function
fund
fundamental
funeral
funny
furniture
further
future

Words starting with "G"

gain
gamble
gap
garage
garbage
garden
gas
gasoline
gate
gather
general
generally
generate
generation

generous
generously
gentle
gentleman
gently
genuine
genuinely
geography
get
giant
gift
girl
girlfriend
give

glad
glass
glasses
global
glove
glue
go
goal
god
gold
good
goodbye
goods
government

grab
grade
gradual
gradually
grammar
grand
grandchild
grandfather
grandmother
grandparents
grass
grateful
grave
gray

great
greatly
green
groceries
grocery
ground
group
grow
growth
guarantee
guard
guess
guest
guide
guilty
guy

Words starting with "H"

habit
hair
hairdresser
half
hall
hammer
hand
handle
hang
happen
happily
happiness
happy
hard
hardly
harm
harmful
harmless
hat

hate
hatred
have
he
head
headache
heal
health
healthy
hear
heart
heat
heaven
heavily
heavy
heel
height
hell

hello
help
helpful
her
here
hero
hers
herself
hesitate
hi
hide
high
highly
highway
hill
him
himself
hip
hire

his
historical
history
hit
hobby
hold
hole
holiday
hollow
home
homework
honest
honestly
honor
hook
hope
horn
horror
horse

hospital
host
hot
hotel
hour
house
household
how
however
huge
human
humor
humorous
hungry
hunt
hunting
hurry
hurt
husband

Words starting with "I"

ice
ice cream
idea
ideal
ideally
identify
identity
ignore
ill
illegal
illness
illustrate
image
imaginary
imagination
imagine
immediate
immediately
impact
impatient
impatiently
imply
import

importance
important
importantly
impose
impossible
impress
impression
impressive
improve
improvement
in
inability
incident
include
including
income
increase
indeed
independence
independent
indicate
indirectly
individual

indoor
indoors
industrial
industry
inevitable
inevitably
infect
infection
infectious
influence
inform
informal
information
ingredient
initial
initially
injure
injury
ink
inner
innocent
insect
insert

inside
insist
install
instance
instead
institute
instruction
instrument
insult
insurance
intelligence
intelligent
intend
intention
interest
interested
interesting
interior
internal
international
interpret
interpretation
interrupt

interruption
interval
interview
into
introduce
introduction
invent
invention
invest
investigate
investigation
investment
invitation
invite
involve
iron
irritate
irritated
irritating
island
issue
it
item
its
itself

Words starting with "J"

jacket
jam
january (jan)
jealous

jewellery
job
join
joint

joke
journalist
journey
joy

judge
judgement
juice
july

jump
june (jun)
junior
just
justify

Words starting with "K"

keen
keep
key
keyboard

kick
kid
kill
kilogram

kilometer
kind
kindly
kindness

king
kiss
kitchen
knee
knife

knit
knitting
knock
know
knowledge

Words starting with "L"

labor
laboratory
lack
lady
lake
lamp
land
language
large
last
late
later
latter
laugh
launch
law
lawyer

lay
lazy
lead
leader
leading
leaf
lean
learn
least
leather
leave
lecture
leg
legal
lemon
lend
length

less
lesson
let
letter
level
library
license
lid
lie
life
lift
light
lightly
like
likely
limit
limited

line
lip
liquid
list
listen
liter
literature
little
live
living
loan
local
locate
location
lock
lonely
long

look
look after
loose
lose
loss
lot
loud
loudly
love
lovely
lover
low
loyal
luck
lucky
luggage
lunch
lung

Words starting with "M"

machine
mad
magazine
magic
main
maintain
major
majority
make
male
mall
man
manage
management
manager
manner
manufacture
manufacturer
many
map
mark
market
marketing
marriage
married
marry

massive
master
match
mate
material
mathematics, maths
matter
maximum
may
maybe
mayor
me
meal
mean
meaning
meanwhile
measure
measurement
meat
media
medical
medicine
medium
meet
meeting
melt

member
membership
memory
mental
mentally
mention
menu
mere
merely
mess
message
metal
meter
method
mid-
middle
midnight
might
mild
mile
military
milk
mind
mine
mineral
minimum

minister
ministry
minor
minute
mirror
miss
missing
mistake
mistaken
mix
mixed
mixture
model
modern
moment
monday
money
monitor
month
mood
moon
moral
morally
more
morning
most

mostly
mother
motion
motorcycle
mount
mountain
mouse
mouth
move
movie
Mr.
Mrs.
much
mud
multiply
murder
muscle
museum
music
musical
musician
must
my
myself
mysterious
mystery

Words starting with "N"

nail
naked
name
narrow
nation
national
natural
naturally
nature
navy
near
nearby
nearly

neat
neatly
necessarily
necessary
neck
need
needle
negative
neighbor
neighborhood
neither
nephew
nervous

nervously
nest
net
never
nevertheless
new
newly
news
newspaper
next
nice
nicely
niece

night
no
nobody
noise
noisy
none
nonsense
nor
normal
normally
north
northern
nose

not
note
nothing
notice
noticeable
novel
november
now
nowhere
nuclear
number
nurse

Words starting with "O"

o'clock
object
objective
observation
observe
obtain
obvious
obviously
occasion
occasionally
occupied
occur
ocean
october
odd

oddly
of
off
offence
offend
offensive
offer
office
officer
official
officially
often
oil
ok (okay)
old

old-fashioned
once
onion
only
onto
open
opening
openly
operate
opinion
opponent
opportunity
oppose
opposite
opposition

option
orange
order
ordinary
organization
organize
organized
origin
original
originally
other
otherwise
our
ours
ourselves

out
outdoor
outdoors
outer
outline
outside
outstanding
oven
over
overall
overcome
owe
own
owner

Words starting with "P"

p.m
pack
package
packaging
page
pain
painful
paint
painting
pair
palace
pale
pan
pants
paper
parallel
parent
park
part
particular
particularly
partly
partner
partnership
party
pass
passenger
passport
past
path
patience
patient
pause
pay
payment
peace
peaceful
peak
pen
pencil
penny
pension
people
pepper
per
percent

perfect
perfectly
perform
performance
perhaps
period
permanent
permanently
permission
permit
person
personal
personality
personally
persuade
pet
phase
philosophy
photocopy
photograph
photographer
phrase
physical
physically
physics
pick
picture
piece
pile
pill
pilot
pin
pink
pity
place
plain
plan
plane
planet
plant
plastic
plate
play
player
pleasant
pleasantly

please
pleased
pleasure
plenty
plus
pocket
poem
poetry
point
poison
poisonous
pole
police
policy
polish
polite
politely
political
politically
politician
politics
pollution
pool
poor
popular
population
port
position
positive
possess
possession
possibility
possible
post office
pot
potato
potential
pour
powder
power
powerful
practical
practice
praise
prayer
precise

predict
prefer
preference
pregnant
preparation
prepare
presence
present
presentation
preserve
president
press
pressure
pretend
pretty
prevent
previous
previously
price
pride
primarily
primary
prime minister
prince
princess
principle
print
printer
prior
priority
prison
prisoner
private
privately
prize
probable
probably
problem
procedure
proceed
process
produce
producer
product
production
profession

professional
professor
profit
program
progress
project
promise
promote
promotion
prompt
pronounce
pronunciation
proof
proper
properly
property
proportion
proposal
propose
prospect
protect
protection
protest
proud
proudly
prove
provide
pub
public
publication
publicly
publish
publishing
pull
punch
punish
punishment
pupil
purchase
pure
purple
purpose
pursue
push
put

Words starting with "Q"

qualification
qualified
quality

quantity
quarter
queen

question
quick
quickly

quiet
quietly
quit

quite
quote

Words starting with "R"

race
racing
radio
rail
railway
rain
raise
range
rapid
rapidly
rare
rarely
rate
rather
raw
reach
react
reaction
read
reader
reading
ready
real
realistic
reality
realize
really
rear
reason
reasonable
recall
receipt
receive

recent
recently
reception
recognition
recognize
recommend
record
recover
red
reduce
reduction
refer
reflect
reform
refrigerator
refusal
refuse
regard
regarding
region
regional
register
regret
regular
regularly
regulation
reject
relate
related
relation
relationship
relative
relatively

relax
relaxed
relaxing
release
relevant
relief
religion
religious
rely
remain
remaining
remark
remarkable
remarkably
remember
remind
remote
remove
rent
repair
repeat
repeated
repeatedly
replace
reply
report
represent
representative
reputation
request
require
requirement
rescue

research
reservation
reserve
resident
resist
resolve
resort
resource
respect
respond
response
responsibility
responsible
rest
restaurant
restore
restrict
restriction
result
retain
retire
retired
retirement
return
reveal
reverse
review
revise
revision
revolution
reward
rhythm
rich

ride
ridiculous
right
ring
rise
risk
rival
river
rob
rock
role
roll
romantic
roof
room
root
rope
rough
roughly
round
route
routine
royal
rubber
rubbish
rude
rudely
ruin
rule
ruler
rumor
run
running
rural
rush

Words starting with "S"

sack
sad
sadly
safe
safely
safety
sail
sailing
sailor
salad
salary
sale
salt
same
sample
sand
satisfaction
satisfied
satisfy
saturday
sauce
save
say
scale
scare
scared
scene
schedule
school
science
scientific
scientist
scissors
score
scratch
scream
screen
screw
sea
seal
search
season
seat
second
secondary
secret
secretary
secretly
section
secure
security
see
seed
seek
seem
select
selection
sell
send
senior
sense
sensible
sensitive
sentence
separate
separated
separately
separation
september
series

serious
seriously
servant
serve
service
session
set
settle
several
severe
severely
sew
sewing
sex
sexual
shade
shadow
shake
shallow
shame
shape
shaped
share
sharp
shave
she
sheep
sheet
shelf
shell
shine
shiny
ship
shirt
shock
shocked
shocking
shoe
shoot
shop
shopping
short
shortly
should
shoulder
shout
show
shower
shut
shy
sick
side
sight
sign
signal
signature
significant
significantly
silence
silent
silly
silver
similar
simple
simply
since
sincere
sincerely
sing
singer

singing
single
sink
Sir
sister
sit
situation
size
skill
skilled
skin
skirt
sky
sleep
sleeve
slice
slight
slightly
slip
slope
slow
slowly
small
smart
smell
smile
smoke
smoking
smooth
smoothly
snake
snow
so
soap
social
society
sock
soft
software
soil
soldier
solid
solution
solve
some
somebody, someone
somehow
something
sometimes
somewhat
somewhere
son
song
soon
sore
sorry
sort
soul
sound
soup
sour
source
south
southern
space
spare
speak
speaker
special
specialist

specially
specific
specifically
speech
speed
spell
spend
spice
spicy
spider
spin
spirit
spiritual
spite
split
spoil
spoon
sport
spread
spring
stable
staff
stage
stair
stamp
stand
standard
star
stare
start
state
statement
station
statue
status
stay
steadily
steady
steal
steam
steel
steep
step
stick
sticky
stiff
still
sting
stir
stock
stomach
stone
stop
store
storm
story
stove
straight
strange
strangely
stranger
strategy
stream
street
strength
stress
stressed
stretch
strict
strictly

strike
string
strong
strongly
struggle
student
studio
study
stuff
stupid
style
subject
substantial
substantially
substitute
succeed
success
successful
successfully
such
suck
sudden
suddenly
suffer
suffering
sufficient
sufficiently
sugar
suggest
suggestion
suit
suitable
suitcase
suited
sum
summary
summer
sun
sunday
superior
supermarket
supply
support
suppose
sure
surely
surface
surprise
surprised
surprising
surprisingly
surround
surrounding
survey
survive
suspect
suspicious
swallow
swear
sweat
sweater
sweep
sweet
swim
swimming
switch
swollen
symbol
sympathy
system

Words starting with "T"

table
tablet
tackle
take
take off
talk
tall
tank
target
task
taste
tax
taxi
tea
teach
teacher
teaching
team
tear
technical
technique
technology
television
tell
temperature
temporarily
temporary
tend
tendency
tension
tent
term

terrible
terribly
test
text
than
thank
thanks
that
theater
their
theirs
them
theme
themselves
then
theory
there
therefore
they
thick
thickness
thief
thin
thing
think
thinking
thirsty
this
thorough
thoroughly
though
thought

thread
threat
threaten
threatening
throat
through
throughout
throw
thumb
thursday
ticket
tidy
tie
tight
tightly
till
time
timetable
tin
tiny
tip
tire
tired
tiring
title
to
today
toe
together
toilet
tomato
tomorrow

ton
tone
tongue
tonight
too
tool
tooth
top
topic
total
totally
touch
tough
tour
tourist
towards
towel
tower
town
toy
trace
track
trade
trading
tradition
traditional
traffic
train
training
transfer
transform
translate

translation
transparent
transport
trap
travel
traveller
treat
treatment
tree
trend
trial
triangle
trick
trip
tropical
trouble
truck
truly
trust
truth
try
tube
tuesday
tune
tunnel
turn
twice
twin
twist
type
typical

Words starting with "U"

ugly
ultimate
ultimately
umbrella
unable
unacceptable
uncertain
uncle
uncomfortable
unconscious
under
underneath

understand
understanding
underwear
undo
unemployed
unemployment
unexpected
unexpectedly
unfair
unfairly
unfortunate
unfortunately

unfriendly
unhappiness
unhappy
uniform
unimportant
unique
universe
university
unkind
unknown
unless
unlike

unlikely
unlucky
unnecessary
unpleasant
unreasonable
unsteady
unsuccessful
untidy
until
unusual
unwilling
up

upon
upper
upset
upside down
upstairs
urban
urge
urgent
us
use
useful
useless
usual
usually

Words starting with "V"

vacation
valid
valley
valuable
value
variety
various

vary
vast
vegetable
vehicle
version
vertical
very

victim
victory
video
view
village
violence
violent

violently
virtually
virus
visible
vision
visit
visitor

vital
vocabulary
voice
volume
vote

Words starting with "W"

wage
waist
wait
waiter, waitress
wake
walk
wall
wallet
wander
want
war
warm
warmth
warn
warning
wash
washing
waste
watch
water
wave

way
we
weak
weakness
wealth
weapon
wear
weather
wedding
wednesday
week
weekend
weekly
weigh
weight
welcome
well
well-known
west
western
wet

what
whatever
wheel
when
whenever
where
wherever
whether
which
while
whisper
whistle
white
who
whoever
whole
whose
why
wide
widely
width

wife
wild
will
willing
willingly
willingness
win
wind
window
wine
wing
winner
winning
winter
wise
wish
with
withdraw
within
without
witness

woman
wonder
wonderful
wood
wooden
word
work
worker
working
world
worried
worry
worth
would
wrap
wrist
write
writer
writing
wrong
wrongly

Words starting with "Y-Z" 

yawn
year
yellow

yes
yesterday
yet

you
young
your

yours
yourself

youth
zone

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