1000 Words

Simplified English

This means that we wrote the page using just 1,000 simple English words.

This means that it is easy to read, and easy to understand.

Sometimes you will see a link to a more advanced page; this is the same page but we wrote it using a much bigger vocabulary. This means that some learners on this site might find it a bit difficult to understand.

And when we have to use a word which is not in the 1,000 word list, you will see a line under it. If you put your mouse cursor over that line you will see a small box which will tell you what the word means.

Advanced English

When you see this image, it means you are reading the advanced page. Some readers might find it more difficult to understand.

Sometimes there will be a link to an easier page; this is the same page but written with a smaller vocabulary.

What are the 1,000 words?

Here is a list of the words we use in many of the pages.

(In fact, you will see there are more than 1,000 words which is because we look at, for example, BIG, BIGGEST, BIGGER as one word.)

a
ability
able
about
above
accept
according
across
act
action
activity
actually
add
adult
affect
after
again
against
age
agency
ago
agree
air
all
allow
almost
along
already
also
although
always
am
among
amount
an
analysis
and
animal
another
answer
any
anyone
anything
anywhere
appear
apply
approach
April
are
area
argue
arm
around
arrive
art
article
artist
as
ask
at
attack
attention
August
author
authority
available
avoid
away
baby
back
bad
ball
bank
bar
base
be
beautiful
because
become
bed
been
before
begin
behavior
behind
believe
benefit
best
better
between
beyond
big
bill
billion
bit
black
blood
blue
board
body
book
both
box
boy
break
bring
brother
build
building
business
but
buy
by
call
camera
campaign
can
candidate
car
card
care
career
carry
case
catch
cause
cell
central
centre/center
century
certain
chair
challenge
chance
change
character
charge
check
child
choice
choose
city
claim
class
clear
clearly
close
cold
college
color/colour
come
common
community
company
compare
computer
concern
condition
conference
consider
contain
continue
control
cost
could
country
couple
course
court
cover
create
crime
cultural
culture
cup
current
cut
dark
data
daughter
day
days
dead
deal
death
decade
December
decide
decision
deep
defense
degree
democratic
describe
design
despite
detail
determine
develop
development
die
different
difficult
direct
discover
discuss
disease
do
doctor
dog
door
down
download
draw
dream
drive
drop
drug
during
each
early
easily
east
easy
eat
economic
economy
edge
education
effect
effort
eight
either
election
else
email
employ
end
energy
English
enjoy
enough
enter
entire
environment
especially
establish
even
evening
event
ever
every
evidence
exactly
example
executive
expect
experience
expert
explain
eye
face
fact
factor
fail
fall
family
far
father
fear
February
federal
feel
feeling
few
field
fight
figure
fill
film
final
finally
financial
find
fine
finish
fire
firm
first
fish
five
floor
fly
focus
follow
food
foot
for
force
foreign
forget
form
former
forum
forward
four
free
Friday
friend
from
full
fund
future
game
general
get
girl
give
glass
go
goal
good
got
government
grammar
great
green
ground
group
grow
growth
guess
guy
hair
half
hand
hang
happen
happy
hard
have
he
head
health
hear
heart
help
her
here
herself
high
him
himself
his
history
hit
hold
home
hope
hospital
hot
hour
house
how
however
huge
human
hundred
hundreds
husband
I
idea
identify
if
image
imagine
impact
important
improve
in
include
increase
indeed
indicate
individual
industry
information
inside
instead
institution
interest
international
interview
into
involve
is
issue
it
itself
January
job
join
July
June
just
keep
kid
kill
kind
know
knowledge
land
language
large
last
late
later
laugh
law
lawyer
lay
lead
leader
learn
least
leave
left
leg
legal
less
let
letter
level
lie
life
light
like
likely
line
link
list
listen
little
live
local
long
look
lose
loss
lot
lots
love
low
main
major
make
man
manage
many
March
market
material
matter
may
May
maybe
me
mean
means
measure
media
medical
meet
meeting
member
members
memory
mention
message
middle
might
military
million
mind
minute
miss
model
moment
Monday
money
month
more
morning
most
mother
move
movie
Mr/Mrs/Ms
much
music
must
my
myself
name
nation
nature
near
necessary
need
network
never
new
news
next
nice
night
no
north
north
not
note
nothing
November
now
number
occur
October
of
off
offer
office
often
oil
ok
old
on
once
one
only
open
operation
opportunity
or
order
other
our
out
outside
over
own
page
pain
paper
parent
part
particular
party
pass
password
past
patient
pay
peace
people
perform
perhaps
period
person
phone
physical
pick
picture
piece
place
plan
plant
play
player
pm
point
police
policy
political
poor
popular
population
position
possible
power
practice
prepare
present
president
pressure
pretty
price
private
probably
problem
process
produce
professor
project
property
protect
prove
provide
public
pull
push
put
putting
quality
question
quickly
quite
race
radio
raise
range
rate
rather
reach
read
ready
real
realize
really
reason
receive
recent
recently
recognize
record
red
reduce
region
relationship
remain
remember
remove
report
represent
require
research
resource
respond
rest
result
return
reveal
right
rise
risk
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role
room
rule
rules
run
same
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save
say
scene
school
science
sea
season
seat
second
section
security
see
seek
seem
sell
send
sense
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service
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seven
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share
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shop
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since
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sister
sit
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situation
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skill
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social
society
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song
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sound
source
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space
speak
special
spend
sport
spring
staff
stage
stand
standard
star
start
state
station
stay
step
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stock
stop
store
story
strategy
street
strong
structure
student
study
stuff
style
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success
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suddenly
suggest
summer
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talk
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teach
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television
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