Vocabulary related to Temple

Hello guys!Today we will learn all vocabulary related to temple and will also do some speaking activities using this vocabulary.I have also given some questions/answers related to the temple .Keep practicing and be fluent , enhance your vocabulary and score high!



  • Priest -man of God.

  • Hermit-one who lives in solitude(the state or situation of being alone)

  • Monk-a male religious living in a cloister and devoting himself to contemplation and prayer and work.

  • Devotee -an ardent follower and admirer.

  • Trinity -three people considered as a unit (Godhead)

  • Pilgrim - someone who journeys to a sacred place as an act of religious devotion.

  • Vigil-someone who journeys to a sacred place as an act of religious devotion/ a period of sleeplessness.

  • Mosque-(Islam) a Muslim place of worship that usually has a minaret.

  • Devotion -the willingness to serve God.

  • Ambrosia -(classical mythology) the food and drink of the gods; mortals who ate it became immortal.

  • Halo-an indication of radiant light drawn around the head of a saint/lightness

  • Conch-spiral shell with large outer lip 🐚

  • Incense stick- a stick that produces a fragrant odor when burned

  • Incense-a substance that produces a fragrant odor when burned.

  • Altar-lord's table.

  • Censer -a container for burning incense.

  • Clapper/striker of a bell-metal striker that hangs inside a bell and makes a sound by hitting the side 🔔

  • Shrine-house of god.

  • Offerings-money contributed to a religious organization.

  • Community kitchen-free lunch provided by religious place.

  • Trident-a spear with three prongs

  • Deity-any supernatural being worshipped.

  • Rosary-a string of beads used in counting prayers📿

  • Pagan-idol worshiper

  • Strand of cotton-filaments that are twisted together to form a thread.

  • Reciter-preacher


  • Religious minded

  • Spiritual

  • Fanatic

  • Theist

  • Atheist

  • Monotheist

  • Supernatural

  • Sacred


  • Light (lit)

  • Burn the incense (burnt)

  • Pray (prayed)

  • Recite (recited)

  • Pay obeisance (paid)

  • Offer (offered)

  • Supplicate (supplicated)

  • Set out for pilgrimage (set)

  • Convert (converted)

  • Worship (worshipped)

  • Blow the conch (blew,blown)

  • Start a community kitchen (started)

IDIOM: "God helps those who help themselves "


  • He is chanting hymns.

  • Always pay obeisance with folded hands.

  • The temple was thronged with devotees .

  • She is devoted to lord Krishna.

  • He lit clay lamps in the temple on the last Sunday night.


Make a group and try to ask and answer the following questions in the group.

  • Do you believe in God?/why.

Ans: Yes, I do because I believe God is supernatural and without his wish , nothing can happen in this cosmos.

  • Are you monotheist?

Ans: Yes,I am monotheist because to my mind God is one and he is worshipped in different forms.

  • How often do you visit temple?

Ans: I visit temple at weekends.

  • Do you offer money at temple?

Ans: Yes, I offer money at temple because it is the part of my tradition and culture.

Guys! You can modify your answers according to your choice😇

Speaking activity 2:-

Two persons can participate in this activity

ROLES: Mona,Vicky :Both are friends

  • Mona: Hi! Did you hear about the new temple near green Avenue?

  • Vicky: Ya! That is so awesome!The ambience of the temple is mind blowing!

  • Mona: You know most of the idols in the temple are made up of gold, and this is always thronged with devotees!

  • Vicky: I know, even, there is big community kitchen and devotional songs continue the whole day.

  • Mona: Did you go for paying obeisance daily?

  • Vicky: Yes, of course,my whole family feels like going there.We go daily and my father offers something there.

  • Mona: I have heard that huge offerings are offered there.

  • Vicky: Ya, it's true.

  • Mona: Is there something supernatural about the temple?

  • Vicky: Well I don't know but I feel solace there . This temple really connects me to God.

Guys! Do practice with these dialogues and know new vocabulary .You will definitely take good band score! keep practicing with fun.

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