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  • Have you ever used the wordunique’? Do you

  • know what this means? ‘Uniquemeans something which is very, very, very different. If you

  • have used this word earlier, then this means youve been learning English for quite a

  • long time. Because this is a very good word to use. But I have a challenge for you, tell

  • me four words that have same meaning asunique’, well you are not allowed to look at the board,

  • okay, if you don’t know four words with the same meaning asunique, then you need

  • to keep watching this lesson, coz today I’m going to tell you eleven words that you can

  • use to say the word, ‘unique’. So watch the complete lesson with me, my name is Michelle

  • and youre watching Let’s Talk. Okay, now let’s look at the few words that we

  • have with us today, to replace the word, ‘unique’, so let’s say bye-bye tounique’. Okay,

  • the first phrase that we have is, ‘unique as a blue diamond’. Here we are using the

  • worduniquebecause we are talking about a phrase and not a word. Sounique as a

  • blue diamond’. Have you seen the movie Titanic? Then you will definitely know that, Rose,

  • who was the main character, she wore a beautiful blue diamond in her neck. And you know how

  • precious and expensive it was. And almost towards the end of the movie, she throws that

  • in the sea, and do you know, people are still looking for that blue diamond? Because that

  • was the most expensive one. Great! So a blue diamond is very hard to find and it’s just

  • beautiful. And when you use this phrase, ‘unique as a blue diamondit means, the best there

  • is. Let me write it for you. The best there is, so what is the best that there is in your

  • life? Well if you have a lovely girlfriend, you could tell her, ‘you are unique as a

  • blue diamond’. Which means she is the best that there is in the world for you. And she

  • is bound to be impressed by you if you use this phrase. With this we look at the next

  • word, ‘exclusive’. So exclusive is something that is meant only for high class people,

  • okay? Something that is meant for high class people. Which means people who are very rich,

  • like exclusive seats on the airplane, the people who sit in the business class, yes

  • the seats in the business class are called exclusive seats which means only for high

  • class people. And what about seats in the theatre? Yes, the special seats in the theatre,

  • on the top row are exclusive seats, because you need to pay more money to be able to sit

  • there. So that’s how you can replace the worduniquewhen you are talking about

  • something which is only for people who can pay more to have it. So exclusive, if you

  • want to use it in a sentence, you could say that, ‘the journalist arranged for an exclusive

  • interview with the president’. Okay, now we move on to the next one that we have, ‘rare’.

  • So rare is something which is not easy to find. Not easy to find. Like think of an old

  • coin, maybe from 16th century, a coin that was four hundred or five hundred years old,

  • will you be able to find that coin now? Like almost everywhere? No. You will only find

  • them in museums. So is it easy to find? No, it’s very hard to find, that’s why the

  • coin is rare. That’s how you can use it. Now we look at the next word, ‘spectacular’.

  • For something, like if you are going somewhere and on the way there is a beautiful waterfall,

  • and you have to stop and look at it because it’s so beautiful, you will call that waterfall,

  • spectacular. You could say that it is a giant, spectacular waterfall. Which means you need

  • to stop and stare at it. So spectacular means something you need to stop and stare. Stare

  • means to look at something, okay? With that we move on to the next one, ‘has no equal’,

  • now this is also a phrase and this refers to something for there is no equal. Which

  • means there is nothing better than that, okay? Nothing better than that. So for something

  • that has nothing better that it, you could use the phrase, ‘has no equal’. Well I

  • think Indian food has no equal. I think it’s the best kind of food. Well you may not agree

  • with me but I’m just sharing my opinion. Okay, now let’s look at the next one, ‘matchless’.

  • Less means to not have something, okay? So when you don’t have a match for something,

  • it’s matchless, something for which there is no match. Basically something for which

  • there is nothing like it, okay? To use it in a sentence you could say that, ‘this

  • sandwich was matchless’, which means there was no match for the sandwich, it’s so good

  • to taste. Great! Now let’s look at the next one, okay now here let’s look a little carefully,

  • surpassed, okay? Surpassed means to be superior, okay? It’s of surpassing quality, which

  • means to be of superior quality, so surpass means superior andunin English is

  • a prefix which is used before the main word to meanno’, okay? So what do you read

  • it as now? ‘No superior’, so for something for which there is no superior, it’s called

  • unsurpassed. So if you go to a hotel, which is really great and you have not experienced

  • a more superior hotel you could say that, ‘your services were unsurpassed’. Which

  • means nothing is more superior than services that you gave us, great. Now let’s look

  • at the next one, so as we already know thatunmeansno, in the next word also

  • we haveun’, so let’s writenohere forun’. Do you know the meaning

  • of the word, ‘rival’? Do you have any rival? Rival means competitor. So when you

  • have a person who is always competing with you, that person is your competitor. For example

  • in your class if you have someone who scores better than you or who’s always trying to

  • be better person than you that person is your competitor, so rival means competitor. Let’s

  • write it here. I hope you have already understood the meaning, this meansno competitor’.

  • So for something for which there is no competition, is calledunrivaled’. And of course you

  • can use it in a sentence like unsurpassed, or let me give you an example, if you have

  • great knowledge of English, if you have learned English over time, you could say, you have

  • unrivaled knowledge of English. Which means you have so much knowledge of English that

  • no one can compete with you or no one can be better than you in English, great. I hope

  • that you soon have unrivaled knowledge of English as you keep watching our lessons and

  • keep learning. With this we move forward, ‘incomparable’. Now as I already told

  • you, that the prefixunmeansno’, the same way in English there is another prefix

  • which means a small word which is put before the main word, another prefix which means

  • noand that isin’. DO you know the meaning of comparable? Comparable means

  • to do comparison, okay? Something for which we can do comparison. Now as you can see you

  • have already understood the meaning, so for something for which there is no comparison,

  • is calledincomparableand to use it in a sentence you could say that, ‘Bella’s

  • dancing skills are incomparable’, which means you cannot compare Bella’s dance to

  • anyone, she is such a great dancer, great. Now we look at the next one, so the last two

  • words are actually used a little negatively, all these words are used to compliment someone

  • for beingunique’, so if you think someone isuniquewhich means very different,

  • in a good way, you use these words, but when you think that someone is very different in

  • a very strange way, that’s when you use the last two words. So the first word isbizarre’,

  • you pronounce it as bizarre the stress is onzarr’. So repeat it after me, ‘bizarre’,

  • okay. So bizarre means something which is extremely strange, okay? Extremely strange.

  • So if you want to use bizarre in a sentence, first of all think of your teacher, if your

  • teacher who always wears casual clothes like a jeans or a top, one day she walks in the

  • class dressed like scuba diver, the people who dive underwater, or maybe she dressed

  • like a cartoon character, isn’t that extremely strange and you would be like, why is she

  • looking bizarre? Which means why is she looking strange? And that’s slightly negative. Now

  • let’s see the last word which is, ‘freak’. Freak means a very bad or unexpected incidence,

  • okay? Unexpected incidence. Here we use the wordfreakto talk about, ‘unique

  • in a very negative sense, so when something is very different, when it’s unexpected

  • in a negative way it’s called freak, and to use it in a sentence you could say that,

  • Jimmy broke his leg in a freak incidence’, or in a freak accident, so here freak means,

  • bad. So a bad accident can be described as a freak accident, great. Now as you can see

  • that we are done with this lesson, and today we have learned various words to talk about

  • the wordunique’. So now I believe you don’t need to reuse the wordunique

  • too much as you already have a huge vocabulary bank for replacingunique’. So talk about

  • unique things using all these words and comeback to watch more lessons with me, my name is

  • Michelle and I’d like to sign off now, bye-bye

Have you ever used the wordunique’? Do you

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Speak Fluent English - Learn Advanced English Words To Replace ‘UNIQUE’ - English Vocabulary Lesson

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    林宜悉 posted on 2020/03/09
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