English Vocabulary Launch: Adjectives Set 2 | Anthony Kelleher | Skillshare
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6 Lessons (27m)
    • 1. Words and Definitions (Learning Stage)

      6:32
    • 2. Pronunciation Training (Learning Stage)

      2:08
    • 3. Brain Training Exercises (Learning Stage)

      3:38
    • 4. Speaking Practice (Mastery Stage)

      3:02
    • 5. Listening Practice (Mastery Stage)

      6:18
    • 6. Joke, Quote and Fact Corner (Mastery Stage)

      5:00
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English Vocabulary Launch is an English vocabulary course taught by me, Anthony, a native British English speaker. You will learn the target English vocabulary at a deep level, so that you can sound more native-like when you speak English.

Start to speak with more creativity and variety by upgrading your English vocabulary!

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Each section focuses on five carefully selected target words so that you can master each one and produce them accurately in your spoken English.

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If you want to speak English more clearly, if you want to sound more native-like, or if you simply want to take your English to a higher level, this course can help you achieve your goal of taking your English to the next level.

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Anthony Kelleher

BA TESOL - Founder of Sir English - English Tutor

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My name is Anthony, and I'm from London, England. I have thousands of students enrolled on my online courses, which focus on learning English as a foreign language.

I have a bachelor's degree in TESOL (Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages) and Linguistics, and I have taught thousands of students all over the world for the past 10 years. My teaching has brought me from London to China to South Korea. I have now returned to London where I run a successful language school.

More recently, I have developed my online presence under the Sir English brand and on various online course platforms. I also create materials in the ESL field.

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1. Words and Definitions (Learning Stage): the target vocabulary for this section are the adjectives amiable it Dulic. Conscientious, misshapen Andi, Ubiquitous. Here is the next set of adjectives that we're going to focus on. Let's look at word number one word. Number one is amiable, which means pleasant and friendly. For example, he looks a little scary and strange, but he's the most amiable person I've ever met. This person looks scary and strange, so that's his appearance. But his character isn't like that. He is very friendly, so we described him as amiable. He's a very friendly and pleasant person. Now, amiable doesn't always describe someone's character. When you go on an airplane and you're greeted by the S two and S is they welcome you onto the plane. They have a very big smile. This smile is very friendly. Weaken described this as an amiable smile. So the S Judases greet you with an amiable smile. Let's look at word number two was number two is idyllic, which means extremely beautiful, peaceful or happy. For example, we had an idyllic childhood growing up by the sea. This person described his childhood as idyllic. It was happy it was peaceful. He was in beautiful surroundings by the sea, so he described his childhood as idyllic. You could describe a place as idyllic as well. A country that I visited very often is Ireland and Ireland is known for its beautiful countryside. It's very peaceful. The towns and villages are very pleasant places to be, so I can describe Ireland as idyllic. It's a really idyllic country. Let's look at in the next world Number three. World number three is conscientious, which means working very hard and very carefully. For example, she's a conscientious student who clearly has a bright future. This student works very hard and very carefully, so we can describe her as conscientious. We can describe any kind of worker as conscientious. So if there's a job vacancy Andi, I'm trying to recommend my friend for the job. I can say to the boss of the company. Look, my friend is a perfect fit for this job. He's very, very conscientious. This means he's very hard working, and he works very, very carefully, so it's a very, very positive adjective to describe someone's hardworking nature. Let's look at word number four words. Number four is misshapen, which means not the correct shape For example, the supermarket sells miss shape and fruit at discount prices. This supermarket sells all the mis shape and fruit at discount prices because when people buy something, they wanted to look normal. They want the shape to be normal. They don't want it to look odd, so they want their bananas nice and curved. They want their apples to be a nice shape, so when they're odd shaped, the supermarket sells them at discount prices. When I was younger, I had a friend whose father worked in a chocolate factory, and sometimes the chocolate would come out a very odd shape. So it was misshapen and the chocolate company couldn't sell the misshapen chocolate. So my friend's dad was able to take it home and give it out to all his friends. So this is the meaning off misshapen, not the correct shape. Now let's look at the last word Word Number five is ubiquitous, which means seeming to be everywhere. For example, the smartphone is now ubiquitous in virtually every country on Earth. Smart phones seem to be everywhere. Wherever you go, someone is looking at a smartphone, so smartphones are ubiquitous. They seem to be everywhere McDonald's is a very famous company, and wherever you go, whichever country you go to, you'll find a McDonald's so we can describe McDonald's as ubiquitous. They're everywhere in the world. So McDonald's is a ubiquitous feature in every single city on Earth that those are the five words we're going to focus on in this section. Now move on to the pronunciation training. 2. Pronunciation Training (Learning Stage): pronunciation and meaning training amiable se amiable, amiable means pleasant and friendly. Amiable, amiable it Gillick se. It didn't like idyllic means extremely beautiful, peaceful or happy id Ilic. Idyllic, conscientious se conscientious, conscientious means working very hard on very carefully. Conscientious, conscientious, misshapen se. Misshapen, misshapen means not the correct shape. Misshapen, misshapen, ubiquitous se ubiquitous, ubiquitous means seeming to be everywhere, ubiquitous, ubiquitous. 3. Brain Training Exercises (Learning Stage): finding the right meaning. Choose only two off the four phrases. To make a good sentence, pause the video and write down each sentence before pressing. Play again to check. Let's begin. Choose to phrases to make a good sentence sponsor. An amiable atmosphere is pleasant to experience. Choose to phrases to make a good sentence. Answer. A misshapen tree looks different to normal ones. Choose to phrases to make a good sentence. Bonser. If something is ubiquitous, it seems to be everywhere. Choose to phrases to make a good sentence. Answer. A conscientious person works very hard. Choose to phrases to make a good sentence. Answer. An idyllic life is extremely happy Words swap. Swap the words in bold. To make good sentences, pause the video and write down each sentence before pressing. Play a gain to check. Swap the words in bold to make good sentences. Chances. Theoden IQ painting showed a beautiful countryside. Seen with Children playing in the fields. Peter isn't a very conscientious student. He needs to do much better. Because of its unusual design, the building looks almost misshapen. Coffee shops are ubiquitous In this city. There are three or four on every street. The locals are helpful and amiable. They made us feel very welcome 4. Speaking Practice (Mastery Stage): speaking practice for amiable it. Gillick, conscientious, misshapen and ubiquitous Train your brain to master these words. Let's begin. The mood of the meeting was amiable on the board of directors. Soon reached a multi $1,000,000 deal. The country is dotted with idyllic little villages that take you back in time. Frank is a conscientious teacher who treats his students like he does his own Children. When my grandfather used to work at the chocolate factory, he was given bags of misshapen chocolate bars for free because the company couldn't sell them. There are more than 36,000 McDonald's restaurants around the world. It has become a ubiquitous site. Wherever you happen to be, your son has grown into a handsome, amiable young man. You must be so proud of him. Jane and I spent an idyllic summer in Spain last year. It was heavenly. I'd like to complain about the staff here. They don't seem to value customers. I'm very sorry, madam. Our staff are normally very conscientious. What seems to be the problem? The wise old man wore a misshapen hat on top of his head and walked with a cane. The world economy relies so heavily on the ubiquitous nature of the Internet that without it, many businesses would collapse 5. Listening Practice (Mastery Stage): listening practice for amiable it. Gillick. Conscientious, misshapen and ubiquitous. Listen to what I say. Then pause the video and write down what you hear. Press play again to see the text on the screen and check your answer. Train your brain to master these words. Let's begin. I really admire the new boss. He is really conscientious, which gives everyone in the company massive motivation. I really admire the new boss. He is really conscientious, which gives everyone in the company massive motivation. Somehow, Bill attract success without even trying. He admits himself that he's not conscientious at all, yet he has three successful businesses. Somehow, Bill attract success without even trying. He admits himself that he's not conscientious at all. Yet he has three successful businesses. How is the new job? Everything is excellent except for the strict dress code. A suit and tie are ubiquitous in the banking industry. How is the new job? Everything is excellent, except for the strict dress code. A suit and tie are ubiquitous in the banking industry. Come and take a course at Jacksonville University. Our campus is set on ID Ilic grounds, and we're just 20 minutes from the city come and take a course at Jacksonville University. Our campus is set on ID Ilic grounds, and we are just 20 minutes from the city. Wind farms are becoming a ubiquitous feature off the country's coast line. More than 80% of its electricity comes from renewable resources. Wind farms are becoming a ubiquitous feature off the country's coast line. More than 80% of its electricity comes from renewable resources. After the fight, the boxer had two black eyes, a misshapen nose and a bad cut over his left eye. After the fight, the boxer had two black eyes, a misshapen nose and a bad cut over his left eye. I was surprised at how amiable he waas because last time we met, he was very rude and cold. I was surprised at how amiable he waas because last time we met, he was very rude and cold. How is married life? Is it the idyllic happiness that you imagined? It's only being a few months since we got married, but so far so good. How is married life? Is it Theoden IQ happiness that you imagined? It's only been a few months since we got married, but so far so good. Robert bought a nice wooden table last week. He got a 30% discount because he pointed out that it was slightly misshapen. Robert bought a nice wooden table last week. He got a 30% discount because he pointed out that it was slightly misshapen. The flight attendants greeted us with an amiable smile and showed us to our seats. The flight attendants greeted us with an amiable smile and showed us to our seats. 6. Joke, Quote and Fact Corner (Mastery Stage): joke, quote and fact corner using the target vocabulary. Amiable, ubiquitous Andi, Conscientious. Here is the joke. First, look out for the word amiable, which means pleasant. Andi friendly. Billy was 20 years old, amiable and eager to do things right. Unfortunately, he wasn't very smart. He had just started his first job working for a construction company. The boss told Billy to get five cups of coffee for the workers. Each Walker wrote down their preferred type of coffee. Billy walked into a nearby coffee shop carrying a large thermos flask. He held up the flask and asked, Is this big enough to hold five cups of coffee? The server looked at the flask and said, Yeah, it looks like it will hold about five cups. Good, Billy said. Give me two large phase two black and one decaf. Coffee, please. Poor Billy. He's amiable. He's eager to do the right thing, but he's not very smart. So he went to the coffee shop with a flask, thinking that he could save time and effort. Instead of carrying five cups of coffee, he could just carry one flask with all the coffee in it. So he went there and he said. I'll have to. Lottie's two black and one decaf Coffee, please. So the workers ordered all different types of coffee. And of course, by the time these different types of coffee go into the one thermos flask, they're going to be mixed. Andi ruined. So Billy was trying to be smart, but actually, it didn't work out very well. Now let's look at the fact on Valentine's Day, which is celebrated on February the 14th. The Red Heart is ubiquitous. People used to believe that the human heart was the part of the body that felt love. And so the red heart became a symbol to show this on Valentine's Day. Red hearts are everywhere. They are ubiquitous, which means seeming to be everywhere. The reason they are ubiquitous is because people used to believe that the human heart was the part of the body that felt the emotion off love. And nowadays, red hearts are ubiquitous on Valentine's Day. Now let's look at the quote. Look out for the word conscientious. Nothing in all the world is more dangerous than sincere ignorance and conscientious stupidity. Martin Luther King Jr. Martin Luther King is using the word conscientious in a different way here. Usually it's a positive meaning. If I say someone is conscientious, I mean, they work very hard and very carefully. But in his quote, he said, conscientious stupidity, which means when stupidity works very hard, it's a dangerous thing. He thinks there's nothing more dangerous than conscientious stupidity. So when stupidity works hard, this is a bad thing for the world. So that's the joke. Quote on fact. Download all the MP threes now. Also download the Pdf files so that you can read while you listen. This is very, very powerful for mastering the five words. I'll see you in the next lecture.