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  • Welcome to day 19. We're moving ahead in  our 30-Day English Vocabulary Challenge.  

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

  • words that will help you have  sophisticated English conversations,  

  • words you need to know if you're preparing for  the IELTS or TOEFL exam. 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!

  • The first word today is ACQUISITION.

  • As a noun, it means the act of getting something,  

  • or the act of obtaining money or possessions, or  the learning or development of a skill or quality.  

  • I specialize in second language acquisitionThat is learning, developing the ability  

  • to communicate in another language other than  your mother tongue. Let's look again up close  

  • and in slow motion. Pay attention to how  much the lips have to round for that W sound.

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

  • No, it was uh, it was an  acquisition several years ago.

  • An acquisition, not a donationThey paid money to get it.

  • No, it was uh, it was an  acquisition several years ago.

  • Here's another example.

  • I doubt we'll get to a point where  the American public will want to  

  • limit the acquisition of vehicles in that way.

  • Limit the acquisition of vehiclesThat is limit the number of cars or  

  • vehicles that a family or person can get, can buy.

  • I doubt we'll get to a point where  the American public will want to limit  

  • the acquisition of vehicles in that way.

  • Here's another example.

  • There were broader opportunities for acquisition  to property uh, to, to everyone else.

  • Acquisition of property. Buying property.

  • There were broader opportunities for acquisition  to property uh, to, to everyone else.

  • Another example.

  • We work with, you know, a part of the data  team that manages our acquisition efforts.

  • Acquisition efforts. They use data and work  with the data team to decide what to acquire,  

  • like when a company buys another company.

  • We work with, you know, a part of the data  team that manages our acquisition efforts.

  • Our last example.

  • The Whatsapp acquisition at 19 billion makes  it worth more than the following companies.

  • When Whatsapp was bought by  Facebook. The Whatsapp acquisition.

  • The Whatsapp acquisition at 19 billion makes  it worth more than the following companies.

  • Our next word is OBTAINED.

  • That T is a true T because it starts a stressed syllable.  

  • Obtained. We learned the noun form of acquisition,  

  • but there's also a verb, acquire, to buy, or  obtain something, to learn or develop a new skill,  

  • that's similar to this verb. Obtained. It means  to gain or get something, usually by effort.  

  • The information may be difficult to obtainLet's watch again up close and in slow motion.

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

  • After pace, I obtained my CPA license.

  • Obtained a CPA license. Certified Public  Accountant. Definitely it takes effort to  

  • get that license. You have to have a degreethen pass tests and have relevant experience.

  • After pace, I obtained my CPA license.

  • Here's another example.

  • And as a result, I obtainedlot of knowledge about food.

  • Obtained a lot of knowledge. Probably through  a lot of experience, not something you can  

  • just get like that, but something that  takes some effort and time to get to.

  • And as a result, I obtainedlot of knowledge about food.

  • Here's another example.

  • So this is data that I've obtained throughlawsuit against the University Of California.

  • Obtained through a lawsuit. This person did not  just go to the University Of California to get it,  

  • he had to sue the university, bring  a lawsuit against them to get it.  

  • That's a lot of effort. Data is another word from  the academic word list that we studied in 2020.  

  • It's usually pronounced data, here, he  uses an alternate pronunciation, data.

  • So this is data that I've obtained throughlawsuit against the University Of California.

  • Another example.

  • The son said these were obtained illegally.

  • Obtained illegally. If it was illegalit probably took some effort to get them.

  • The son said these were obtained illegally.

  • Our last example.

  • And so this is just one of  the images that we obtained.

  • That they obtained. That they got. This is a woman  who does cancer research. It probably took a lot  

  • of effort, knowledge, maybe expensive equipment  to get this image. Remember, obtain implies  

  • effort. It was not easy to get. Acquireon the other hand, means you probably had  

  • to spend money to get something. Let's  look at this sentence one more time.

  • And so this is just one of  the images that we obtained.

  • Our last word today is CONSUMER.  

  • That first syllable has a schwa, it should be said  very quickly as if there's no vowel. Concon--  

  • consumer, it's a noun, a person who buys goods and  services. Some consumers are still not comfortable  

  • making purchases on the internet. Let's  look again up close and in slow motion.  

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

  • It's the consumer who's using the technology.

  • The consumer, the person who made the purchase,  

  • bought the technologythat's using the technology.

  • It's the consumer who's using the technology.

  • Here's another example.

  • I mean, as a consumer, how could you possibly  

  • make a decision across? There are hundreds and  thousands of offerings these days, of anything.

  • As the person buying something, how can you  choose what to buy when there are so many options?

  • I mean, as a consumer, how could you possibly  

  • make a decision across? There are hundreds and  thousands of offerings these days, of anything.

  • Here's another example.

  • And Apple is a consumer  electronics company essentially.

  • Consumer electronics company. That means they make  electronics for consumers, people like you and me,  

  • not for companies, but for everyday people.

  • You know Apple is a consumer  electronics company essentially.

  • Another example.

  • The seafood industry can track the  seafood from the boat to the plate  

  • to make sure that the consumer can then  find out where their seafood came from.

  • Oh that's nice. If you buy fishyou can find out where it came from.

  • The seafood industry can track the seafood  from the boat to the plate to make sure  

  • that the consumer can then find  out where their seafood came from.

  • Our last example.

  • I got to experience one of the coolest  autonomous vehicles at the consumer  

  • electronics show which happens  every year in Vegas in January.

  • Consumer electronics show. A show, an expo  for all kinds of electronics for people,  

  • as opposed to electronics one might  need for a company or a business.

  • I got to experience one of the coolest  autonomous vehicles at the consumer  

  • electronics show which happens  every year in Vegas in January.

  • 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 sentence, and 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.

Welcome to day 19. We're moving ahead in  our 30-Day English Vocabulary Challenge.  

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