Parts of the Body (1)

Introduction

How many parts of the body can you name in English? Learn English vocabulary for parts of the body with lingolia. There are ten new words, a colourful illustration and two exercises to practise English vocabulary. Go to the listening comprehension of the website to find the text “Lisa Likes Exercising” and test your English listening skills.

Parts of the Body

  1. head
  2. hand
  3. arm
  4. breast/chest
  5. belly (plural: bellies)
  6. leg
  7. thigh
  8. knee
  9. back
  10. bottom/bum

Chest or breast?

The word chest can refer to the chest area of either a man or a woman. Breast only has this meaning in an older literary sense.

Example:
A very effective stretching exercise for your legs is bringing your knee to your chest.

In modern usage, the word breast mostly refers to a woman’s breasts (e.g. to talk about nursing or breast feeding babies, buying bras, or breast cancer).

Example:
Many women wear sports bras to support their breasts during fitness classes.