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"Gettingfromheretothere, it'sbeenalongwhile."

Oh,hi.

Mytimeisfinallyhere.

JamesfromengVid.

Ican'tbelievethis,this isliketheMirrorUniverse.

IfyouwatchStarTrek,you'llunderstand; ifnot,gowatchMirrorUniversewithStar

Trek.

Ihavetwo,lookatthem, IhavetwoMr.Es.

InthefirstoneMr.Eishot, andthefirstoneMr.Eiscold.

Let'sgototheboard.

E,what'sup?

"It'sveryhot.

35degreescentigrade."

You'reright.

Iseeyou'rewearing yourBermudashorts.

AndthesecondEissayinghe'sverycold: "It'sminus30degreescentigrade."

Ow,thisisn'tgood.

Ifeelforyou.

Butdon'tyouthinktherearebetterways tosayit'sveryhotorit'sverycold?

Ithinkso,andintoday'slesson I'mgoingtoteachsomeofyou...

Notsomeofyou.

I'mgoingtoteachallofyouhowtogetrid oftheword"very"todescribeeverything,

anduseotherwordswhichgivemoreinformation, whichwillmakeyousoundmorelikeanative

speakerandmakeyour writingphenomenal.

Oh,"phenomenal"?

That'sawordfor"verygood".

Areyouready?

Let'sgototheboard.

So,today'slessonison"very".

"Very"isaverygoodword,that'swhyweuse it,butwhenyou'rewriting,tohearsomebody

say:"Very,very,very,very,very,very, very,very"iswhatwecallmonotonous,it

means"mono"asone,"tonous",one tone,onesound--veryboring.

Solet'schangethat fromyoubeing...

Youknow,using"very"becauseIteachand Inoticealotofstudentssayingthings,

like:"Teacher,today it'sverycoldoutside."

I'mlike:-"Yeah,itis."

-"AndI'mverytired andveryhungry."

I'mlike:"Okay,okay."

It'slikebeingpunchedinthefaceagainand again,andIjustwanttosay:"Stopwith

the'very'.

Useadifferentword."

Butit'snotfairbecause"very"isavery goodword-there,Ididitagain-wejustneed

tofindotherwordstomakeyourlanguage soundrichertoimproveitsoyousoundmore

likeanativeEnglishspeaker,andtomake itmoreinterestingforyoubecauseitwill

expressmoreofwhoyouareand yourideasinabetterway.

Itmakesyouunique.

Youready?

Let'sgototheboard.

You'llnoticeIput"very"inredbecause thisissomethingwedon'twanttodo,we

don'twanttokeep saying:"very".

Wewanttochangethatup.

AndI'mgoingtogiveyoualistofwords thatpeopleorstudentsusuallysaywhenthey

say"very"thatI've heardmany,manytimes.

Andmaybeyou'vedonethis.

AndtodayI'mgoingtogiveyou singularwordstouseinstead.

I'llexplainthem,justin casethey'redifficult.

Let'sstartwiththefirstone.

Peoplesay:"Veryrude",insteadof sayingthat,youcansay:"vulgar".

"Vulgar"meansveryrude,andifsomebody saystome:"Yourlanguageisvulgar",I'll

probablystoptalkingbecauseitmeansit's notright,it'sinappropriate,it'sverybad.

Vulgar.

"Idon'tlikeyourvulgar tone",yourrudetone.

It'sstrong.

"Veryshort",anotherwordwesay is"brief",whichmeanssmall.

Wehadaverybrief...

Wehadaverybriefconversation, averyshortconversation.

Cool?

"Boring".

Whenyousay:"Classwasvery boringtoday",youcansay:"dull".

"Dull"meansveryboring.

Italsomeans... See?

Here'sabonuswhenyou usethesewords,stupid.

Ifyousaysomeoneisdull,youcansaythey're veryboring,ordullmeaningthey'restupid.

Don'tuseitlikethattoooften; peopledon'tlikebeingcalledstupid.

Andifyousay:"He's ratherdull,isn'the?"

Ihavetolistenforcontext tomeanstupidorboring.

Nextone,everybody's favourite:"Verygood".

"Teacher,thefoodisverygood.

Thelessonisverygood.

Ilikethis,it'sverygood."

Whydon'twechangethat totheword"superb"?

Lookcarefullyattheword"superb",you havetheword"super"writteninsideit.

"Super"meanswhat?

Aboveaverage,excellent, orsuperb,verygood.

"Thefoodwassuperb."

Peopledon'tusuallyusethisword,soif youtellmewhenIcookforyouthatit's

superb,I'mtellingyourightnowIwill takethatassuchanamazingcompliment.

Gentlemen,ifyoutellawomanshelooks superb,she'llbelike:"Thankyou.

Really?"

Becausenoonesaysit.

Allright?

"Freezing",youcansay:"It'sverycold outside",butinminus35,it'sfreezing.

Icanputmeatoutsideanditwillturnto ice,it'sfreezing,that'showcolditis.

Andifyoutellmeit'sfreezing,I'mgoing togetajacketandanothercoat,andahat,

andascarfbecauseIknow it'svery,verycold.

Youdon'thavetosay:"It's very,verycoldtoday."

Say:"It'sfreezing."

Next,here'saniceword,this iswhatwecalla$10word.

Cha-ching.

"Ravenous".

Evenwhenyousayit, there's:"Arr,arr".

Whenyou'reravenous, you'renothungry.

Ifyouwalkintoarestaurantandsay:"I'm ravenous",theywillgetallthecookstogether

andstartcookingrightaway,immediately, knowingthattheyhavetofeedyoubecause

you'lleateverything.

Youcanusethisabout l'amour,thelove.

"I'mravenousforl'amour.

Iloveit.

I'mhungryforit.

Iwantitdesperately."

It'sagreatword.

Youcanberavenousaboutreading,itmeans: "Iwanttoeatitandtakeallofit."

Niceword,Ilikethisword, eventhe:"Arr",it'ssosexy.

Sorry.

"Sluggish".

InthemorningwhenIgetupI moveveryslowly,youknow?

Like,real,word,ifyou'reinTorontothe TTCisrathersluggishinthemorning.

YouknowwhatI'msaying?

You'realwayslate.

Itmeansveryslow.

ButinthemorningI'musually sluggish,I'mmovingslow,youknow?

Slow,sluggish,like aslug,likeabug.

Slow.

Hissluggishreaction.

Slowreaction.

Thisonehasanasterisk:"Very fast",whensomething'sveryfast.

Ireadmanyofyourcommentsandit's like:"Hespeaks:'Blah-blah-blah-blah'.

Hespeaksso quickly,sorapidly.

Idon'tunderstandanything."

Yes,Jamesisarapidspeaker.

Ispeakveryquickly orIspeakveryfast.

Theymovedquicklyoryousaytheymoved atarapidpace,veryquickly,veryfast.

So,insteadofsaying:"Veryquickly,veryfast", youcanusetheword:"rapid"or"rapidly".

Right?

Adverb.

Youcansay:"rapidly".

Okay?

ItoldyouI'mgoingtogiveyoulotsofinformation soyoucanreallychangeupyourvocabulary

andsoundamazing.

Soundsuperb.

Whenyou'retired,you'recominghome fromwork,youcansay:"I'msotired.

I'mvery,verytired.

I'malwaysverytired."

Usetheword"exhausted".

Thatmeansdone,finished, totalled,toast,nomore.

I'mexhausted.

Cool?

Itmeansyouwant togotosleepnow.

Orifyou'reexhaustedofthisconversation, thennomore,Ican'tdoanymore,I'mdone,

it'sover.

"Poor",alotofpeoplelike tousetheword"poor".

Mostnativespeakersdon'tevenusetheword I'mgoingtoteachyoubecauseit'ssostrong.

Ifyousay:"I'mverypoor" itmeansIhavenomoney.

IfI'mdestitute,youliveonthestreet, myfriend,youeatwiththerats.

Okay?

YouandtheratsshareKentuckyFried Chickenoutofgarbageatnight.

Allright?

I'mjustsaying.

Butifyousay:"I'mdestitute", itmeans:"I'mverypoor."

Youwanttorememberthiswordforthenext timeyourEnglishfriendsays:-"Hey,Jimmy.

CanIborrow5dollars?"

-"Sorry,dude.

I'mdestitute."

Hewillgiveyou5dollarsandbe like:"Ididn'tknowitwassobad.

You'resopoor, you'redestitute?"

Itmeansmyhouseis...

Iliveonthestreet.

Myhouse,Ihavenothing.

I'mdestitute.

Afterthedivorce,most peoplearedestitute.

Don'tgetdivorced.

Okay,next.

"Rich","veryrich".

Iknow,studentsloveto:"I'mstudyingEnglish becauseonedayIhopetobevery,veryrich.

I'mtellingyouI'm goingtoberich.

Youknow?

I'mgoingtobeveryrich."

AndIgo:"Youwanttoberich?

Iwanttobewealthy."

Andtheysay:"Teacher, what'sthedifference?

'Veryrich'meansI haveeverything."

SoIsay:"Okay,so,you knowMichaelJordan?"

Theygo:"Yes,yes,he'saveryrich man",Igo:-"Yeah,he'sveryrich."

-"Theypayhim millionsofdollars."

Igo:"Yeah,yeah,yeah."

Isay:"Iwanttobethemanwhopays MichaelJordan--thatguy'swealthy."

Suddensilence,andthentheirvocabulary changesinstantly:"Iwouldliketobewealthy,

yes,Ithinkitwouldbe superbtobewealthy.

Infact,I'mlookingforarapidchangein myenvironmentsoIcanbecomewealthy."

Igo:"Oh,youunderstand."

Changeyourvocabulary,change yourbrain,changeyourlife.

Right?

Okay,anyway,beforeIgoonthat,Idon't wanttobecomedullgoingoverthesamepoints

againandagain.

I'mgoingtotryto keepitbrief,okay?

Ah,Idowanttotalkaboutone differencehere,that'swhyIhaveit.

Wetalkedabouthot,"scalding"and "scorching",they'renotquitethesame.

Thesebothmeanveryhot,butusuallywe use"scolding"forliquids,likewater.

Right?

Thewaterisscolding,it willburnyouit'ssohot.

Andwesay"scorching"forhot forheatlikethesummersun.

Soyousay,ifthewater...

Ifthecoffeeisscolding,itwillburnyou becauseit'saliquid;butit'sscorching

outside,it'shotfrom thefireorthesun.

They'resimilar,it'sjustwe useitalittledifferently.

Okay?

Youwouldn'tprobablysay: "It'sscoldingoutside."

Peoplewouldgo:"Huh?

IstherewaterthatI'm goingtostepin?"

Yougo:"No,no,no.

It'sscorching,very hot,35degrees.

Butdon'tgoandputyourfoot inthewater,it'sscolding.

Itwillburnyouandsend youtothehospital."

Cool?

Allright.

I'llseeyouinasecond.

[Snaps]

Okay,soifyou'reready,I wantyoutopayattention.

RememberItaughtyoualotofwords,you know:"veryhappy","verytired",andwe're

goingtoseehowwellyouunderstoodit bytwospeechesthatIhaveontheboard.

AndthefirstspeechI'mgoingtoreaditto youandIwantyoutoidentifywhereI've

used"very"andanotherwordtogether,like anadjectivelike"hot"or"cold",andtell

mewheretheyare.

Becauseifyoucan'tidentifythem,we can'tfixthemandusethenewvocabulary.

Youwillprobablyalsonoticethatthestory seemsorthespeechseemsveryrepetitive

asIkeepsaying"very,very",andwhyIsaid that,oncewegetridofthatwordanduse

otherwords,notonlyyourwritingbecausethis iswriting,butyourvocabularyandspeech

willseemmuchmore naturalandfluent.

Areyouready?

Let'sgototheboard.

Okay,so:"MynameisTiago."

Bytheway,TiagoisJamesinBrazil,somy BrazilianfriendsandthethreeTiagosI've

met,howyoudoing?

Okay,so:"MynameisTiago.

Iliveinaverypoor"...

Or,sorry.

"...averypoorpartofToronto.

Ihavetoworklonghours, soIamusuallyverytired.

Myhomehasaverygoodviewofthecity, butmyapartmentisoftenverycoldinthe

winterandveryhot inthesummer.

Iworkhardsooneday Iwillbeveryrich."

It'snotabadspeechorstory,butIwould saythat'saboutagrade3orgrade4,that's

children'sclassesinCanada.

Youdon'twantto soundlikethat.

Sowhydon'tweaddafewwords, someseasoning,somemasala?

Makeitsamething,butnowwe'llsound muchmoreinterestingtotheear.

You'llnoticeyou'llhavetoworkalittle harderwithyourvocabularysoyou'llget

betteratspeech,and peoplewilllikewhat...

Youknow,like listeningtoyoumore.

Areyouready?

Nowlet'sgototheboard.

Thefirstthingwe'regoingtodois identifythepartsthatwewanttochange.

So,again,wego:"My nameisTiago",gotit.

"Iliveinaverypoor",see?

Wehavethisandwedidlearn anotherwordtosayitforthat.

Right?

What'sthenextone?

"IhavetoworklonghourssoI'musually verytired",there'sanotheronewewantto

change.

"Myhomehasaverygoodview",oh,Ithink we'vesaidtwosentencesand"very"three

times.

Okay?"...butmyapartmentisoftenverycold inthewinterandveryhot"-therewego-"in

thesummer.

AndIworkvery hardbecauseI..."

Or,sorry.

"IworkhardbecauseI wanttobeveryrich."

That'salotofthem.

So,takealookandyoucanseehowweusethe word"very"alotoftimesinaverysmall

area.

Right?

Let'schangeitupnowthatwehaveidentified whatwewanttochange,andlookforbetter

words.

Well,I'vetaughtyouthebetter words,sowhydon'twejust...?

Whydon'twejust puttheminthere?

Youready?

Sothefirstpartis: "MynameisTiago.

Iliveina_________ poorpartofToronto."

Whatwasthewordweusedfor "verypoor",almosthomeless?

That'sright:"destitute".

Whenyou'redestitute,you'reverypoor,so inthiscase:"Iliveinaverypoorpart

ofToronto".

"Ihavetoworklonghours, soIamusually_________..."

Anotherwordfor"verytired".

"Exhausted",that'sright, I'mverytired,exhausted.

"Myhomehasa_________ viewofthecity."

Doyouknowwhat myfavourite...?

Well,myfavouriteheroisthisguyhere, thebat,buthisbestfriendiswho?

Ah,rememberItold you,"superb"?

"Super"isinthatword becauseit'ssuper.

"Asuperbviewofthecity."

"...butmyapartmentisoften _________inthewinter..."

Whatwoulditbeinthewinter?

Not"verycold"...

"freezing",itmeansverycold.

"...andinthe summer_________..."

YouhavetobecarefulbecauseI taughtyoutwowords,remember?

BothstartwithS. Whichonewoulditbe?

Not"scolding",but"scorching".

Scorchinghot,scorching.

Andfinally,doyourememberItoldyouthe storyaboutMichaelJordanandthemanwho

paysMichaelJordan, orthewoman?

Oprah'srich,she canpayhim,too.

Idon'twanttobearichman, Iwanttobeawealthyman.

Now,ifyoulookat thestorynow...

Let'sreadit.

"MynameisTiago.

Iliveinadestitute partofToronto.

Ihavetoworklonghours, soIamusuallyexhausted.

Myhomehasasuperbviewofthecity,but myapartmentisoftenfreezinginthewinter

andscorchinginthesummer.

IworkhardbecauseonedayI wanttobeawealthyman."

Soundsalittle better,doesn'tit?

Yeah,Ithoughtso.

Good.

So,you...

Youknowme,I'mnot doingthisforfree.

Ihaveabonusforyou.

I'llteachyouthebonus,butyounoticethat wecanchangethestatementandmakeitmuch

moreinteresting,okay?

You'regoingtoworkyourtonguetoworkon betterpronunciationandvocabulary,saying

wordslike:"superb", "destitute",okay?

Muchbetterthan: "very","very".

ButasabonusbecauseIlikeyousomuch, I'mgoingtogothroughanotherfivewords.

Now,Icallthese leveltwowords.

Andyou'resaying: "Leveltwo,what?"

Well,leveltwobecausethesearewordsCanadians don'tevenusealotofthetime,sowhen

youpulloutthisword,let'ssay you'respeakinglikethis,see?

Andyousay:"I'mratherjubilantaboutthis situation",peoplewillgo:"Whatthehell?"

likethat.

"Youknow,I'mveryhappy aboutwhat'sgoingonhere.

Howareyoufeeling aboutit,huh?"

Youknow?

"Iseeyouseemveryanxiousaboutwhat's goingtogoon,butdon'tworry,I'mrather

parched.

Couldyoupleasegetmeabeer?"

They'regoingtogo:"Whoa.

Where'sthispersoncomingfrom, soeducated,soeloquent?"

Thiswillbeyou,so let'sgotoleveltwo.

"Jubilant"meansveryhappy.

Ifyou'refeelingjubilant, you'reveryhappy.

I'mtellingyourightnow:90%of Canadiansdon'tusethiswordatall.

Theyknowit,but theydon'tuseit.

Howaboutyou?

Whenyou'reverynervous,you're verynervous,yousay:"anxious".

ItmeansI'mwaitingforsomethingtohappen andIfeelverystronglyaboutitinanervous

way.

"Parched",it'sanice word,useitatabar.

Yougetpointsforthatone.

"I'mratherparched", verythirsty.

Theearthcanbeparched,andwhenyousee theearthisparchedthere'susuallyholes

orcracksintheground, itmeansitneedswater.

Youknowwhereyouputyour flowers,andit'slikecracks?

Yousaythewater...

Theearthisparched,itmeans it'sextremelythirsty.

So,trustme,whenyougotothebarandsay: "parched",they'llgetyoudrinksrightaway.

"Squalid",this meansverydirty.

Andbelieveme,ifanEnglishpersonwalksin yourhouseandsays:"Yourhouseissqualid"...

Letmerephrasethat.

IfanEnglishpersonsaysyourhouseis squalid,theywillnotwalkinyourhouse.

Theymightcallpeopletocomeandtake yououtandtakedownthebuilding.

Okay?

Sowhenyousaythat,someonemightcry,you're like:"Yourplaceissqualidandyoulive

inadestitutefashion."

Imeanthat'sgoingtomakemecry,because that'sworsethansayingbadwords,trust

me.

Okay?

Andifyou...

Ifyouhavekidsyoucanusethisorifyou're anemployeratwork,oryouknow,anyone's

gettingonyournerves,youcansay:"I needthisplacespotlessbeforeyougo."

That'snotjustclean,thatmeansnothingexists inthatarea;there'snotgerms,nothing.

Spotless.

Doyouunderstandme?

Verystrong.

Allright?

Sotheseareyourbonusleveltwowords,save them,puttheminyourbackpocketforwhen

youhavetocorrect someEnglishspeaker.

Okay?

ShowthemyoudospeakEnglish andyouknowitwell.

Ofcoursewehavehomework.

So,beforeyougo,Iwantyoutodothis,Iwant youtothinkoffiveother"very"collocations,

becausethisiscollocations,wordsthatgo with"very"thatyouuse,andIwantyouto

sharethemonengVid.

Doyousay:"verycheap", doyousay:"very..."?

Idon'tknow.

Idon'tknowwhatyousay, that'sthewholepoint.

Afteryoudothequizthere'susuallycomments, gothere,leaveacommentandsay:"Iuse

theseones",andseewhatotherpeoplesay, maybetheyhaveanotherwordthatcanhelp

youimproveyourEnglishormaybeyou'llsurprise people,andmaybeevensomeonelikemyself

willstopbyandgo: "Whoa,youcan'tsaythat.

Youhavetosaythat"or: "That'snotevenEnglish."

Communityisagoodthing.

Anyway,Igottogo.

Ineedyoutosubscribe,there'ssomething aroundhere,the"Subscribe"button,press

it.

Abellshouldcomeup.

Youknow,alittlebell?

LikeTacoBell.

Justdingthatbellandyou'llgetthelatest andgreatestthatcomesoutfromengVidfrom

myselfandotherteachers.

Youwon'thavetoworry,it'llcomeonyour cellphone,oryourlaptop,orwhathaveyou.

Anyway,youhaveagoodone.

Ihaveprobablygivenyou somethingtobejubulousabout.

Jubulous...

Jubilantabout,and I'llseeyousoon.

Thanksalot.

词汇课--以后再不用very了,看看这些替代的高级表达!(Improve your Vocabulary - Stop saying VERY!)

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