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Hi, I'm Vanessa from SpeakEnglishWithVanessa.com.
Today we're going to talk about how to pronounce the 100 most important words in English.
Let's get started.
Before we get started I wanna let you know that these are not the top 100 most used words
in English.
These are the most important words.
There is a man named IA Richards, he was a rhetorician, which means it was his job to
be a speaker, be eloquent.
He is a professor of words we could say.
He decided that these 100 words were the most important in the English language for two
reasons.
Let's talk about the first one.
The first reason is because they cover topics that we often talk about.
They're probably the most used topics.
A lot of these words are nouns or verbs.
They're descriptive.
They're not prepositions.
If you are interested in the most common words in the English language, those are going to
be more prepositions or articles like the, have, an, but these are important words, so
they're going to be descriptive.
We talk about these topics often.
The second reason is because we need to use these words when we're describing other concepts,
so if you don't know a word in English and you're trying to describe what that word is,
you're going to need to use these words to describe other concepts.
As you can see, they're really valuable.
They're invaluable, in fact.
Take today to pronounce them correctly.
Follow my speaking.
Follow my pronunciation.
I'm an American, so I'm going to use American English pronunciation.
I hope it will be useful to you.
Are you ready to get started?
Use those muscles.
I'm going to pronounce them first clearly, and then second, I'm going to say a short
sentence which is going to use them pretty fast.
You're going to hear the version that you would hear in a conversation, so maybe some
letters are reduced or linked or cut out.
You might hear a difference between the two, but I want to make sure that you can hear
the clear pronunciation and also the sentence, daily conversation style, pronunciation.
Use both of them.
Practice today.
Let's get started.
Amount.
What's the amount?
Argument.
We had an argument.
Art.
He likes art.
Be.
Be Yourself.
Beautiful.
It's a beautiful day.
Belief.
That's my belief.
Cause.
What's the cause?
Certain.
I'm not certain.
Chance.
Take the chance.
Change.
It's hard to change.
Clear.
It's a clear day.
Common.
He has a common cold.
Comparison.
Don't make a comparison.
Condition.
It's in bad condition.
Connection.
Make a connection.
Copy.
I have a copy.
Decision.
That's a hard decision Degree.
I have a degree in English.
Desire.
It's a strong desire.
Development.
We made a development.
Different.
Which one is different?
Do.
You should do what's right.
Education.
Education is important.
End.
It's the end of the world.
Event.
It was a boring event.
Examples.
Do you have any examples?
Existence.
Our existence is short.
Experience.
Do you have any experience?
Fact.
I have the fact.
Fear.
He has a fear of spiders.
Feeling.
I have a strange feeling about him.
Fiction.
Do you like to read fiction?
Force.
He pushed her with force.
Form.
You have to form the bread.
Free.
Are you really free?
Get.
I have to get some tea.
Give.
Will you give me a cat?
Good.
Please give me a good cat.
Government.
Is any government good?
Happy.
He's a happy baby.
Have.
Have you seen her?
History.
We never learn from history.
Idea.
What an interesting idea.
Important.
These are important words.
Interest.
I have an interest in traveling.
Knowledge.
Do you have knowledge about politics?
Law.
The law is complicated.
Let.
Please let me eat more cake.
Level.
He's on the second level.
Living.
Where are you living?
Love.
I love you.
Make.
You make me happy.
Material.
What kind of material is this?
Measure.
You need to measure the room.
Mind.
Do you mind?
Motion.
That was a fast motion.
Name.
What's your name?
Nation.
What's a nation?
Natural.
He's in his natural habitat.
Necessary.
Is it necessary?
Normal.
No one is normal.
Number.
The number is five.
Observation.
That's a good observation.
Opposite.
He's the opposite of his brother.
Order.
Put your books in order.
Organization.
It's a big organization.
Part.
I ate part of the cake.
Place.
What's your favorite place?
Pleasure.
Pleasure is hard to define.
Possible.
Is it possible?
Power.
Is power always bad?
Probable.
It's probable that it will rain today.
Property.
There's a bear on my property.
Purpose.
What's the purpose of this video?
To help you pronounce these words.
Quality.
That was a good quality movie.
Question.
I have a question.
Reason.
What's your reason for learning English?
Relation.
What's the relation between those two topics?
Representative.
He's my representative.
Respect.
Who do you respect?
Responsible.
Are you responsible?
Right.
Turn left ... no turn right.
Same.
We have the same interests.
Say.
I want to say something.
Science.
Science is all around us.
See.
Did you see the moon last night?
Seem.
You seem to be tired today.
Sense.
Common sense is important in life.
Sign.
It was a sign from the heavens.
Simple.
Is English a simple language to learn?
Society.
Society is a complex thing.
Sort.
I have to sort through those papers.
Special.
You have a special place in my heart.
Substance.
What's that sticky substance?
Thing.
It's a strange thing.
Thought.
I thought I could do it.
True.
Is that true?
Use.
Can you use a computer?
Way.
That's the first way.
Wise.
She's a wise woman.
Word.
What's that word?
Work.
It's time to go to work.
Thanks for pronouncing these words with me.
I hope that it was useful to you and you said them out loud.
If there's any of these words that you don't know, you don't know what they mean, you've
never heard them before, take some time to look them up.
Write them in a vocabulary notebook.
Take some time to learn them.
This is a great introduction to some important words in English.
You might have noticed that there are 103 words on this list, not 100, and I thought
it was an interesting point because IA Richards, the man who made this list, he said that he
wants readers to decide which words are not important.
Which three words should we cut out from this list?
There's not an exact 100 words, but it's always changing and evolving.
It's just an interesting point that he made, so I hope that you could practice your pronunciation
today.
Let me know in the comments which words are new to you.
Can you make sentences using these words?
This is a good starting point to learning new vocabulary.
Hearing it first, then pronouncing it.
Making a sentence with it.
Trying to repeat it and use it as much as you can.
Thanks so much for pronouncing with me today and have a wonderful day.
I'll see you the next time.
Bye.
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