Jello is a popular, inexpensive, and easy-to-make dessert. The word "jello" is actually the name of a brand, Jell-O, but as with other brand names, it has become so ubiquitous (present everywhere), most people use the brand name as a common noun that names a common thing.

  • We had jello for dessert.
  • Jello is also known as gelatin.
  • To make a dessert with gelatin, use a jello mold.
  • Jello is a light dessert that doesn’t really fill you up.
  • Do you like jello?
  • Do you know how to make jello?


Someone used a jello mold to make

these beautiful desserts.

Some of my students, namely those who speak Spanish, have trouble with the "j’ sound that is formed at the beginning of the word "jello." Say it after me: jello.

You can practice pronouncing this consonant sound by going to the pronunciation section of the website or by clicking here.

Here’s a Jell-O commercial from the 1970s. I remember watching this when I was a kid:


Click here for more vocabulary.

July 17, 2019