So how do you describe something
that’s really really tasty?
Do you say: very tasty?
Or very very tasty？
But doesn’t really convey your message.
If you keep using the word “very”,
in order to convey your exact emotion,
or to convey your message，
it’s not always really going to help.
“Very” is an intensifier.
It’s a word that you use to emphasize on something.
But today with me Sonia,
you’re going to learn how to drop “very”
from your conversation
where it’s not required,
and use much better words in your English vocabulary.
So let’s have a look together.
The very first one.
So what do you say when you see a very pretty girl
walking down the road？
You’ll tell your friend: you know what,
I saw a very very beautiful girl.
But instead of that, you could just say:
I saw a gorgeous girl
walking down the road.
Or, I saw a stunning model at the mall yesterday.
So instead of just using the word “very”
in order to emphasize what you’re trying to say,
you can use words like “gorgeous” or “stunning”.
They sound really good when you use them in a sentence.
The next one here:
You know sometimes when we hear
fire crackers at a bust.
They are so aloud, the sound is so
so very loud, right?
But, if you use a word like
This word makes much more sense than just saying
It actually conveys the exact
message that you want to actually put across.
So maybe in the sentence you could say:
Well last night around eleven,
we heard a deafening sound in the backyard.
So “deafening” can replace “very loud”.
Next one here:
This is very commonly used right？
Very happy. I’m very very happy.
But you can’t say the same thing everytime.
Instead of very happy you could say:
Yes, elated means to be
So say if you are umm…you know if you
participated in a competition,
and you put in all of your hard work,
and you won the first place.
So how would you feel?
You would feel elated.
Instead of just saying
So in a sentence you could say:
Well I was so elated when I won the competition,
I did not know how to express my emotions.
The next one here.
So if you can be very happy,
you could also be very sad sometimes.
So if you want to say “very sad”,
instead of that,
you could say something like:
我知道 这个词像是这样 对吗？
I know, the world is like that, okay？
Depressed could be in replace of
So say maybe if you have a friend,
who’s recently broke up with his girlfriend.
So you could say: you know what,
my friend seems very depressed
since his breakup.
But you know what, if you have a friend like that,
please tell them to move on.
Time heals everything.
The next one here:
You don’t know what to decide,
like I remember, about a week ago,
I wanted to buy a new phone.
So I did some research,
and I checked a couple of models on the internet.
And I thought that I knew what I wanted to buy.
But when I actually went to the phone shop,
there were so many models on display,
and I was so very confused.
I was really really confused.
Instead of saying very confused, I could simply say:
I was baffled.
Doesn’t the word sound so cool? Baffled.
So when I wanna say that in a sentence I could say:
I want to buy a phone at a phone shop.
There were so many models on display
that I was totally baffled.
And I just came back home, without anything.
The next one: very big.
in place of very big,
you can use words like
massive or gigantic.
是的 如果你注意到这个 来看下
Yes, if you noticed this, look at this one,
massive. It actually sounds
much better than just saying very big.
So I have a friend who has a really
big bungalow in the countryside.
But it’s really huge.
So maybe I could say:
My friend Chloe has a massive bungalow in the countryside.
When I say massive,
it really shows to be what I mean to say very big.
最后 如果我可以说非常大 我也可以说
And finally if I could say very big, I could also say:
But what could I use in place of very small?
I could simply say:
tiny, or I could say:
Or I could say:
All these three words mean the same thing.
They mean very small like really small.
So maybe in the sentence I could say something like:
I need to pack this gift
in the box, but the box is really tiny.
The gift is not going to fit into it.
Okay? Or the box is really teeny tiny.
The gift is not going to fix into it.
按这样的方式 如果你看见这种词 可以用很多不同的词
So this way, if you look at the words, you can use so many different words
in place of just saying: very.
So for example you could say:
“gorgeous” instead of “very beautiful”.
或者“兴奋的” 看这个词 可以替换
Or “elated”, look at this word, instead of
In place of “very confused”, you know when you don’t know what to do,
or you don’t know a non. So,
You can sound really smart and say “baffled”.
Alright? Or in place of “very big”,
you could say “massive” or “gigantic”.
So friends make sure that you use these
new words that you’ve learned today in your day to day conversation.
Don’t sound boring and drop “very”
from your vocabulary where is not required.
I’m done with today’s lesson. I hope you enjoyed watching.
记得要勤加练习 我会很快更新的 再见
Make sure you keep practicing, and I’ll see you soon. Bye.
Hello and welcome to my new lesson.
My name is Emmelda.
And this lesson will be useful to all of those
who are trying to learn English.
You’re probably at the beginner stage or at the intermediate state.
Wanna know how?
We will be talking about vocabulary.
Now you see, English has four and a half million words.
Each year approximately twenty-five thousand words are added to your dictionary.
It’s practically impossible to learn all the words
and their meanings.
So today’s lesson is all about
trying to break the words and see
or gain some clues out of those words. Right?
How are we going to do it？
It’s very simple.
Every time you break the word,
the word will give you clues.
Let’s break a word.
How about “duration”?
Duration: the word “dure” has to do something with time.
So “during” or “duration” has to do something with time.
Alright, that’s what we have for today.
So let’s break the word.
The first, when you break a word,
the first thing you see is a prefix.
Prefix is that portion of the word that comes at the beginning of the word.
Let’s say if you word is like this,
this portion will be your prefix.
Let’s take a look at a few examples. The first…
哈罗 你好 我的名字是米歇尔
Hello, how are you? My name is Michelle.
Welcome to the lesson.
Thank you. I do not understand.
Why people talk like this in English？
This sounds so automatic，
and this sounds just like a robot.
This is how we have learned English in our schools,
and sometimes we end up speaking like this,
which sounds very unnatural and also not so normal.
So in this lesson we will lead you to learning
how to talk like human being and sound more natural,
and not so fake.
My name is Michelle as I already told you,
and we’re going to look at some words and phrases here,
which I am going to change into more natural phrases.