Go to Top

Vocabulary Lesson Sleep

English vocabulary lesson with words connected to sleep. This lesson will help you define sleep, nap, lie-in, snooze, dream, nightmare, drop off, nod off, drowsy and forty winks.

(–) sleep NOUN a natural state in which your body and mind rests, especially for several hours at night
‘I was dancing until 4. Now I need to sleep.’

 

(a) nap NOUN a short sleep during the day
‘If I sleep badly at night then I will have a nap in the afternoon.’

 

(a) lie-in NOUN to stay in bed longer than you usually do in the morning
‘Sunday, no work, lie-in, hurrah!’

 

(a) snooze NOUN a short, light sleep during the day
‘I often have a snooze after lunch on Sundays.’

 

(a) dream NOUN nice events or images that happen in your head when you are sleeping
‘Last night I had a wonderful dream – Liverpool beat United in the final.’

 

(a) nightmare NOUN bad events or images that happen in your head when you are sleeping
‘Last night I had a nightmare – United beat Liverpool in the final.’

 

drop off PHRASAL VERB to start to sleep
‘I was just dropping off when I heard a knock at the door.’

 

nod off PHRASAL VERB to go to sleep when you do not plan to
‘While I was reading on the sofa I nodded off.’

 

drowsy ADJECTIVE the feeling that you want to sleep
‘Reading always makes me feel drowsy, so I do it every evening.’

 

(–) forty winks NOUN a short sleep during the day
‘I am so tired. I think that I will grab forty winks.’

 

  • Write the correct word for the definition given. Use an article if necessary: a, an, the.

    (Instructions) Write the correct word for the definition given. Use an article if necessary: a, an, the.

  • Facial Hair
    This vocabulary lesson will help you define beard, goatee, stubble, clean-shaven, moustache, sideburns, five o’clock shadow, whiskers and handlebar moustache. (8:00)

    Bottles
    This vocabulary lesson will help you define bottle, neck, bottle top, bottle opener, label, cork, corkscrew and screw top. (8:00)

    Numbers as words or digits?
    This English vocabulary lesson will help you understand the rules for writing numbers. (2:00)