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  • I love day 18, don't you? It's our 30 Day  English Vocabulary Challenge to start 2021 right.  

  • One video a day, every day, for 30 days. We're  learning 105 words from the academic word list,  

  • words to help you have  sophisticated English conversations,  

  • words you need to know if you're preparing for the  IELTS or TOEFL exams. I've been watching the posts  

  • you've been making about this challengeit's incredible, inspiring. Make up a sentence to  

  • a word you learn and post it on social. Don't  forget to like and subscribe, and don't forget  

  • to download the study guide that goes with this  30 day challenge. You can do that by clicking  

  • here or the link in the video description. Learn  the words, ace the quizzes, you've got this.

  • Our first word today is PROCEDURE.

  • three syllable word with middle syllable stress.  

  • It's a noun, a series of actions that  are done in a certain way or order.  

  • A medical treatment or option. Installing  a car battery is a simple procedure.  

  • The procedure will take two hours. Let's  look again up close and in slow motion.

  • And now we'll go to Youglish for five examples.

  • There was a procedure they  had to follow, of course.

  • A procedure. They had to follow a series  of actions. They couldn't choose the order  

  • in which to do things, they  had to follow the procedure.

  • There was a procedure they  had to follow, of course.

  • Here's another example.

  • This is standard operating procedure in government  that we do all of the planning up front.

  • Standard operating procedure. This means  the way things need to be done in a business  

  • organization, or in this case, the governmentFor example, at work, you can't just say: hey,  

  • I want to take next week off. You have  to follow standard operating procedures.  

  • Put in a request in writing to your  supervisor, ask for the week off,  

  • following the steps outlined by your  company on how to ask for time off.

  • This is standard operating procedure in government  that we do all of the planning up front.

  • Here's another example.

  • I thought the procedure had  failed, it needed to be redone.

  • The procedure had failed. The way of doing things,  

  • thought it needed to be redone, thought the  steps needed to be changed, or reordered.

  • I thought the procedure had  failed, it needed to be redone.

  • Another example.

  • That's the process. That's the procedureThose are the boxes that we have to check.

  • The procedure, the order of things.

  • That's the process. That's the procedureThose are the boxes that we have to check.

  • Our last example.

  • We found, of course, that this  material became overgrown with  

  • algae and we needed them to  develop a cleaning procedure.

  • A cleaning procedure. Steps to follow the  same way each time to clean the material.

  • We found, of course, that this  material became overgrown with  

  • algae and we needed then to  develop a cleaning procedure.

  • Our next word is RESPONSE.  

  • Whenever we have an NS cluster in American  English, we pronounce it like NTS.  

  • Response. Response. It's a noun, it means  something that is said or written as a reply  

  • or reaction. I asked but he gave no responseLet's look again up close and in slow motion.

  • And now we'll go to Youglish for five examples.

  • They were taught to rethink  their stress response as helpful.

  • This stress response, the  reaction of the body to stress.  

  • Heart racing, sweat, muscle tensionhow does your body react to stress?

  • They were taught to rethink  their stress response as helpful.

  • Here's another example.

  • It's a 1939 speech about Roosevelt in response  to Roosevelt's attempt to, to bring peace.

  • A speech given as a reply to  Roosevelt's attempt to bring peace.

  • It's a 1939 speech about Roosevelt in response  to Roosevelt's attempt to, to bring peace.

  • Here's another example.

  • And the natural response to this  is to hole up in your apartment.

  • The natural response. The natural  reaction. The natural thing to want to do.

  • And the natural response to this  is to hold up in your apartment.

  • Another example.

  • What are people going to say in response to this?

  • What will their reaction be to this? Will  they love it? Hate it? What will they say?

  • What are people going to say in response to this?

  • Our last example.

  • My response to that is that  it's, you can't deny the science.

  • My response, my reaction, my reply  to this question or situation.

  • My response to that is that  it's, you can't deny the science.

  • Our last word today is LEGISLATION.

  • It's a four-syllable word with third syllable  

  • stress. Legislation. Legislation. It's a noun,  a law or a set of laws made by the government,  

  • the action or process of making laws. We're  voting on important legislation today.  

  • Let's see it again up close and in slow motion

  • And now we'll go to Youglish for five examples.

  • There was an initiative, you know, 64 pages  of legislation that was already in place.

  • 64 pages of legislation, of a billor law. What do you think? Do most  

  • congress people read every page of every  piece of legislation that they vote on?

  • There was an initiative, you know, 64 pages  of legislation that was already in place.

  • Here's another example.

  • So he decided to introduce  legislation that would allow  

  • him to take over mayoral control of the schools.

  • Introduce legislation. That means propose  a law, put it out there to be voted on.

  • So he decided to introduce legislation  that would allow him to take over  

  • mayoral control of the schools.

  • Here's another example.

  • New York City passed legislation that bars  employers from firing, you know, pregnant women.

  • Passed legislation, voted  in favor, did make it a law.

  • New York City passed legislation that bars  employers from firing, you know, pregnant women.

  • Another example.

  • We've gotten legislation passed in 20 states.

  • Gotten legislation passed. Gotten the  local lawmakers to agree to vote yes  

  • to make this legislation law.

  • We've gotten legislation passed in 20 states.

  • Our last example.

  • I was going in and giving them the  technical assistance that they needed  

  • to fight for a particular piece of legislation.

  • To fight for it, to try to  convince those who would vote  

  • that it should be passed, that  it would be a worthwhile law.

  • I was going in and giving them the  technical assistance that they needed  

  • to fight for a particular piece of legislation.

  • Seeing all the real-life examples can really help  you understand how to use these words, can't it?  

  • I have a challenge for you now. Make  up a sentence with one of these words.  

  • Make a short video of your sentenceand post it to social media.  

  • Tag me and use the hashtag  #rachelsenglish30daychallenge

  • Don't be shy. You can do this. I love seeing  

  • what you've posted so far. Our next  video comes out tomorrow, at 10 AM  

  • Philadelphia time. Come on back to learn  three more vocabulary words. In the meantime,  

  • keep your studies going with this video, and check  out my online courses at Rachel's English Academy.  

  • You'll become a more confident English  speaker. And please do remember to subscribe.  

  • I love being your English teacher. That's it  and thanks so much for using Rachel's English.

I love day 18, don't you? It's our 30 Day  English Vocabulary Challenge to start 2021 right.  

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