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  • We're in the home stretch, guys! It's day 22  of our very awesome, very useful 30 Day English  

  • Vocabulary Challenge. Yes! This month, 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  an exam like IELTS or TOEFL. I've been watching  

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

  • 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 a word  with two different pronunciations,  

  • depending on the part of speech. As a verb, we  have SURVEY, a word with second syllable stress.  

  • As a noun, you'll hear it with first  syllable stress. Survey.

  • Noun, survey, an activity where many people  answer questions about what they do or think,  

  • a poll. We did an online survey to see  which services our customers prefer.  

  • As a verb, survey, it means to ask many peopleprobably a question or a series of questions  

  • in order to gather information about what  most people do or think about something.  

  • Let's survey the group to see what kind of pizza  they want. It also means to look at and examine  

  • all parts of something. He surveyed the  room to see if anything was out of place.  

  • Let's look again up close and in  slow motion at both pronunciations

  • And now we'll go to Youglish for five examples. That same survey showed that 90 percent of your  

  • friends want to know if they've  done something to upset you

  • Survey as a noun, a questionnaire  filled out to get people's opinions

  • That same survey showed that 90 percent of  your friends want to know if they've done  

  • something to upset you. Here's another example

  • For example, we did a major survey for  the department of health in the city

  • A major survey. This means they asked a lot  of people, they gathered a lot of information

  • For example, we did a major survey for  the department of health in the city

  • Here's another example. So we did a survey,  

  • we did a survey rather than just  guessing at what people want.  

  • We asked them with the survey, we  got their opinions and preferences.

  • Sometimes, i do a survey on social media. For  example, i posted on Instagram saying that i'm  

  • working on a video on election vocabulary. This  was last year in 2020 and i wanted to know what  

  • terms people find confusing, and i got a lot of  responses in the comments. I used a lot of those  

  • ideas when writing the video. That made it a much  better video than if i just guessed at what words  

  • and phrases my students wanted to know. So we did a survey

  • Another example. When we survey, for example,  

  • students and teachers, we find that something  like 90 percent of them or over 90 percent  

  • of people believe that they have a learning  style. When we survey, when we ask students  

  • and teachers about learning styles, a verb. When we survey, for example, students and  

  • teachers, we find that something like 90 of  them or over 90 of people believe that they  

  • have a learning style. Our last example

  • I took my general survey  class maybe in my junior year

  • General survey class. This is a class  that provides a general view, an overview  

  • of an academic subject looking at  all different parts of something,  

  • not focused in on a detail. In college, i tookclass called survey of music literature. It was an  

  • overview over many time periods, not for examplefocusing on the times and life of Beethoven

  • I took my general survey  class maybe in my junior year

  • Our next word. PARTICIPATION. Now, in the  dictionary, you'll see the first syllable has  

  • the AH vowel. Parpar-- but it's common to say it  with the schwa too. Per, per, perparticipation.  

  • Participate. In either pronunciation, per or parmake sure the first syllable is said quickly,  

  • that it's unstressed. Participation. As  a noun, it means involvement with others  

  • in doing something together. The show  had a lot of audience participation.  

  • This means the audience joined in it, answered  questions, and so on. Maybe a few people got on  

  • stage, it did not just sit and watch. Let's  look again up close and in slow motion

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

  • So this is the audience participation part.  I want to invite people, their microphones

  • The audience can ask questions  now, can participate and be  

  • involved rather than just listening. So this is the audience participation  

  • part. I want to invite people, their microphones. Here's another example

  • She had a real barrier against  any kind of participation

  • Against any kind of participation. She did not want to be involved in this

  • She had a real barrier against  any kind of participation

  • Here's another example. And it basically said that  

  • um, participation in the arts is down  dramatically over the last 20 years

  • Participation in the arts. People being  involved in the arts. Going to the ballet,  

  • to the orchestra, visiting museums, people are  doing that much less than they did 20 years ago

  • And it basically said that participation in the  arts is down dramatically over the last 20 years

  • Another example. Well, New York decided to come to terms  

  • with its participation in the cotton industry  and the slavery that also existed in New York

  • Its participation in, its involvement  in the cotton industry and slavery. To  

  • come to terms with something means to  accept it. You had kind of denied it  

  • and now, you're facing it, accepting itcoming to terms with it, dealing with it

  • Well, New York decided to come to terms with  its participation in the cotton industry and the  

  • slavery that also existed in New York. Our last example

  • And this is really important in the MBA classroom  because participation counts for half a grade

  • Participation in class counts for half the  grade. So it's not just tests and essays,  

  • it's how you interact with others in the  classroom, how you add to the conversation

  • And this is really important in the MBA classroom  because participation counts for half a grade

  • Our last word today is SELECT. Select. It's a  verb, it means to choose someone or something from  

  • a group. Please select one item from the listAs an adjective, it means chosen from a group,  

  • to include the best people or things. Onlyselect few will be accepted into the program.  

  • Let's look again up close and in slow motion. And now, we'll go to Youglish for five examples

  • I, um, select teenagers, teenage  girls here in Sacramento

  • She's talking about a leadership program to take  young people and put them through a training  

  • process in leadership skills, project managementand so on, to develop them and give them useful  

  • skills. She focuses on teenage girls. She  chooses them out of all of the people who  

  • might be interested for her specific program. I, um, select teenagers, teenage girls  

  • here in Sacramento. Here's another example

  • They can select vendors that  have really high standards

  • They can select vendors. They can buy what  they need from vendors with high standards.  

  • They can choose the best vendors. Vendors  is usually used in business to talk about  

  • companies you buy things from for  your business. For example, let's say,  

  • I own a gym and I want to provide some food  and drink. I'm not going to make that myself,  

  • I'm going to buy it. I can call various  vendors of granola bars, protein shakes,  

  • pressed juice, and this kind of thing. I can  compare the prices and quality of product from  

  • these different vendors. If five different  vendors make celebrity juice, I'm going to  

  • choose the one that's the best fit for my gym  based on nutrition, packaging, taste, and so on

  • They can select vendors that  have really high standards

  • Here's another example. So our art is to help select and evaluate talent

  • Choose the right people, select  and evaluate who has the right  

  • skills and talent for a particular task or job. So our art is to help select and evaluate talent

  • Another example. You select the kind  

  • of thing you want notifications about. You select, you choose the notifications  

  • you want. All apps on your phone want to send  you notifications. I personally don't need that.  

  • I select just the important  apps to send me notifications

  • You select the kind of thing  you want notifications about

  • Our last example. I would like to use the remaining time just  

  • to take you through some of the select chapters. Select chapters. Not all of them,  

  • not the whole book, but some chapters that have  been chosen for this particular presentation

  • I would like to use the remaining time just to  take you through some of the select chapters

  • 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.

We're in the home stretch, guys! It's day 22  of our very awesome, very useful 30 Day English  

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