book

 

 

Learn English  
 

Blue Level

 
 

Red Level

 
 

Yellow Level

 
 

Green Level

 
 

Purple Level

 
 

Orange Level

 
 

Violet Level

 
 

Video Lessons

 
 

Links

 
 

American Speech

 
 

Chat

 
 

How to Learn

 
 

Vocabulary

 
 

U.S. Citizenship

 
 

Reading

 

 

 

 


 

jaw

 

The part of the mouth that opens and closes is called the jaw. This is what a lower jaw bone looks like:

jaw

Jay Leno is a late-night talk show host in the United States who is well known for having a large jaw. It's one of his most prominent features:

jay leno Jay Leno

When a large-toothed animal opens its mouth wide enough to show its teeth and the enormous power of the mouth, we often use the word "jaws."

  • alligatorThe alligator opened its jaws before it clamped down on an unsuspecting animal.
  • rhino The jaws of a rhinocerous can crush just about anything that goes between them.

In the 1970s, a popular movie about a great white shark scared a lot of people from going into the water. The title of the movie was Jaws.

shark

Click here to learn more words.

 

October 10, 2013

 

 

 

 

 

 

© 2018 Learn American English Online. All rights reserved.