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  • It's day 25. How exciting! This is your 30 Day  English Vocabulary Challenge. This month, we're  

  • learning 105 words from the academic word listWords that help you have sophisticated English  

  • conversations, and words that 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 challenge, it'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. Let's start with DISTINCTION.

  • It's a noun, a difference that  you can see, hear, smell, feel

  • The separation of people or things into different  groups. These dogs are different breeds.  

  • But this distinction, the difference, is hard  to see. Let's look up close and in slow motion

  • And now, we'll go to Youglish for five examples. As a practical matter, people don't make  

  • the distinction between the two. Don't make the distinction. Don't  

  • separate. He's talking about constitutional  law and an individual's rights. He says people  

  • don't separate that out. These are my rights  under state law and these are my rights under  

  • federal law. He's saying they just group  them together. These are my rights

  • As a practical matter, people don't  make the distinction between the two

  • Here's another example. I think that that's such an important distinction

  • An important distinction. An important thing that  makes two things different. At thanksgiving, for  

  • example, an important distinction between me and  my sister is that I cannot cook to save my life,  

  • and my sister can prepare a beautiful turkey. I think that that's such an important distinction

  • Here's another example. It's, it's kind of like the  

  • distinction in microeconomics and macroeconomics. The distinction between, the difference between

  • It's, it's kind of like the distinction  in microeconomics and macroeconomics

  • Another example. A channel, yes, that's right.  

  • I think that's a really big distinction. A really big distinction. A really big  

  • factor that makes two things different. A channel, yes, that's right. I think that's  

  • a really big distinction. Our last example

  • They may recognize more the distinction betweencandidate's public life and their personal life

  • A candidate who's running for office has their  public life, the one that gets captured by cameras  

  • relating to the work they do, but also a personal  life, separate, that relates to things like  

  • being a father or mother, that kind of  thing. Two different aspects of life

  • They may recognize more the distinction betweencandidate's public life and their personal life

  • Our next word is ITEMS with a flap T. Items. It's  a plural noun, objects, things, individual ideas.  

  • Her paintings became valuable items. Let's  look again up close and in slow motion.  

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

  • I gotta have some action items. Action items. Things to do.  

  • A specific task to be done. John, I've given you  three action items for the Facebook project and I  

  • need them to be done by Friday. I gotta have some action items

  • Here's another example. Why don't you sit down with  

  • kids and give them four items, a red shirt, a blue  tie, a kangaroo, and a laptop, and have them tell  

  • a story about those four things. Four items. Four things

  • Why don't you sit down with  kids and give them four items,  

  • a red shirt, a blue tie, a kangaroo, and a laptopand have them tell a story about those four things .

  • Here's another example. We have more than 50,000 items in collections

  • Items in collections. She's talking about  a museum, a collection or a group of things  

  • can have any number of items. For examplethis is a collection of all the letters  

  • Nixon wrote when he was president. Each  letter in that collection is a single item

  • We have more than 50,000 items in collections. Another example

  • I looked at all of the largest budget items  and tried to figure out where they were going

  • The largest budget items. The things that cost the  most. Payroll, health care, and so on. These are  

  • different items, different things in the budget. I looked at all of the largest budget items  

  • and tried to figure out where they were going. Our last example

  • NASA allows crew members to carry a limited  number of personal items during the flight

  • Personal items. Things that aren't related to the  NASA mission, like a photograph of a loved one

  • NASA allows crew members to carry a limited  number of personal items during the flight

  • Our last word today is ASSISTANCE.

  • Remember, with an NS cluster, in American English,  

  • that sounds like NTS. Assistance. As a noun, it  means the act of helping or supporting someone.  

  • Any assistance you can give me  would be greatly appreciated.  

  • Let's look again up close and in slow motion.

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

  • They were in need of our assistance. They were in need of our assistance.  

  • They needed our help. They were in need of our assistance

  • Here's another example. A network, whose support and assistance  

  • is absolutely essential to our great work. Assistance, the help and support  

  • they give in different ways. A network, whose support and assistance is  

  • absolutely essential to our great work. Here's another example

  • This is how you apply for food  assistance in the State Of California

  • Food assistance. When you can't afford to buy food  for your family, you can apply for assistance from  

  • the government to get help covering your  grocery bill to keep food on the table

  • This is how you apply for food  assistance in the State Of California

  • Another example. Because a lot of these organizations not only  

  • need money, but they need technical assistance. Technical assistance. Help with the technical  

  • side of things. Computers, software, handlingcomputer training, that kind of thing

  • Because a lot of these organizations not only  need money, but they need technical assistance

  • Our last example. But one thing I have always  

  • remembered is the extraordinary assistance given  to me by the outstanding staff of the library

  • Assistance given to me by the staff of the  library. What kind of help can library staff  

  • give? Help on understanding how to look things  up with their system, getting people access  

  • to rare books and collections, and so on. But one thing I have always remembered is  

  • the extraordinary assistance given to me  by the outstanding staff of the library

  • 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.

It's day 25. How exciting! This is your 30 Day  English Vocabulary Challenge. This month, we're  

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