This list of the 100 most common vocabulary words in English can be used as a reference for beginner English students. It’s a good idea to master these words fully before trying to move on to less common words, since this is the vocabulary you will encounter most often.
a – “I saw a bear today.”
about = “What is this movie about?”
all – “All my favorite books are on this shelf.”
also – “She was also my best friend.”
and – “This is just between you and me.”
as – “As soon as I get home, I’m going to start watching that series.”
at – “Can you pick me up at the mall?”
be – I just want it to be healthy.
because – I think he felt included because he was helping as much as we were.
but – It was going to be nice having nothing to do but enjoy their little family for the next two weeks.
by – I guess he was stunned by my beauty.
can – Can you watch the house for me while I’m gone?
come – Then come in and use the phone if you want.
could – What could he do about it but lose more sleep?
day – There had been an instant bond between them from the day they met.
do – I want this baby as much as you do, Alex.
even – You always look neat and clean – even if you are a little out of style.
find – I find it hard to believe you wouldn’t help him if you could.
first – First, many things in the physical world that we think of as scarce are not really scarce, just presently beyond our ability to capture.
for – He was going to like the clothes she bought for the trip.
from – What are you going to hide from me that I haven’t already seen?
get – I’m going to make myself a sandwich and get back to work.
give – He knew only of those things that give joy and health and peace.
go – Let’s go do the chores one last time before we leave.
have – It is a little speech that I have written for him.
he – His shoes were covered with mud; he had torn his coat on the thorny tree.
her – Even so, she had accepted it in her mind to a degree.
here – Things were getting complicated here and the mountains were calling.
him – Alex smiled down at him in a reassuring way.
his – She stopped and gazed up at his face.
how – No matter how sorry Alex was for what happened, or how many times he apologized or tried to make up for it, he couldn’t remove the hurt.
I – I’m so glad I have you.
if – I’ll take care of the others if you want to watch the kids.
in – As it came to a stop the conductor called out in a loud voice.
into – Her jet black hair was swept up gracefully into a plaited crown.
it – It was the first money that he had ever had.
its – Something was pushing its way through the bushes.
just – I guess she just wanted to say goodbye.
know – I know you must be tired, so I will let you rest.
like – I can’t imagine what he was thinking to hide a thing like that from you.
look – Now look what you started.
make – Drowning your sorrows in eggnog will only make you feel worse in the long run.
man – He didn’t look like a rich man, but then, what did a rich man look like?
many – He was such a wonderful person in so many ways.
me – Keep the third piece of wisdom for your own use, and let me have the gold.
more – Flying cars, faster cars, more features in cars, we all get that.
my – Once you have tried my goods I am sure you will never be without them.
new – Is it something new for the trip?
no – There was no reason Alex shouldn’t tell his father.
not – Jonathan wants a little brother, not a little sister.
now – Boston is now a great city, but at that time it was only a little town.
of – The houses of the city were all made of glass, so clear and transparent that one could look through the walls as easily as through a window.
on – The expression on Felipa’s face reflected both humor and interest.
one – Let’s go do the chores one last time before we leave.
only – Only Nick noticed her standing in the door.
or – You’re going to have a little brother or sister.
other – I may be connected to other people, but still it is all about me.
our – In a profound way, our lives will be better.
out – In spite of her decision not to, she glanced out the window.
people – The 1920s to 1950s renderings of what people thought the future would look like are full of things like personal jetpacks and flying cars.
say – It hurts him when you say… things.
see – I can see plenty of nice gardens and fields down below us, at the edge of this city.
she – Nature is hard to be overcome, but she must be overcome.
so – Her eyes were almond shaped, the brown of the iris so dark that it was almost black.
some – Alex is a lot like his father in some ways.
take – We’ll take care of them together.
tell – Then there will be no one to tell tales.
than – No one could have been more private than Josh.
that – Well, if my cooking is that bad…
the – This might be the most difficult decision she would ever make.
their – He was realizing the impact the lie had on their relationship.
them – He would drive them from place to place as his master wished.
then – Alex glanced at Jonathan and then rubbed the top of his head.
there – There was shopping and packing to be done before they left on vacation.
these – How long would these mind games go on?
they – They had two adopted children already.
thing – How could he do such a thing to his own children?
think – Indeed, I think I made more progress in German than in any of my other studies.
this – About this time I found out the use of a key.
those – For the most part, the facial expressions of those sitting around the table were sympathetic, but Dulce looked as if she was ready to break into tears.
time – But it is a long time since I have had any sleep, and I’m tired.
to – My daughter is coming for me to take me there.
two – I worked with him for two years before I discovered who he really was.
up – Katie picked up the plate, her focus on Carmen.
use – Think of all the machines you use to do your job.
very – You love him very much.
want – Sometimes we have to accept change, if we want to move forward.
way – Travel the way you wish to go.
we – We have some cold days, but mostly it is warm.
well – Well, there are a lot of reasons we don’t get along.
what – What time are we going to leave tomorrow?
when – He had climbed many a tree when he was a boy.
which – The dining room was directly off the kitchen, which was also lavish.
who – I guess because the only one who should be looking at it is my husband.
will – If he does not take the inheritance, we will not have a home.
with – Obviously he was still struggling with it.
would – His father hoped that Daniel would grow up to be a wise and famous man.
year – It’s been a year since I found out you were married and we split!
you – I remember you very well.
your – But I don’t doubt your word in the least.
Hope it helps!! Happy Learning