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  • Hey hey and welcome to the vocabulary section. We have many new interesting and

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  • The more that you practice, the better you'll be.

  • These videos will help you improve your English.

  • So just enjoy the videos and try your best.

  • Hey hey. My name is Molly and in this video we will be talking about the

  • difference between fun and funny.

  • Now my students are always getting these two

  • words confused and today we are gonna fix that problem.

  • Let's look at the board

  • Our first word is fun. Now fun can be used as an adjective or a noun.

  • it means you enjoy yourself and you have a good time.

  • Maybe you go to the pool friends on

  • a nice day. You had a good time. You had fun.

  • Let's look at our second word funny.

  • Funny has two meanings and it can be used as an adjective.

  • The first meaning is it makes you laugh hahaha okay? Your friend tells a funny joke and the

  • joke is funny. Okay?

  • Our second less common meaning is it's strange.

  • Something is a little strange. So let's keep practicing and look at some examples.

  • Now, I'm going to tell you about a party I went to last weekend.

  • The party was fun.

  • I had a good time.

  • I had a lot of fun.

  • Now the first fun is used as an adjective

  • and in the second sentence it's used as a noun.

  • They both mean the same thing.

  • That I had a good time.

  • Next funny has a different meaning

  • John was funny.

  • John told a joke and I laughed hahaha.

  • He is a funny guy.

  • Next, he smelled funny.

  • Now remember there's two meanings to funny.

  • Laughing like hahaha and funny like strange.

  • He smelled funny.

  • He smelled a little strange.

  • So let's keep practicing with some more examples.

  • Let's do some sentences together and we'll choose fun or funny.

  • Playing a game is fun or funny?

  • You're playing a board game or a computer game with your family.

  • You're having a good time.

  • Playing a game is fun.

  • A comedian is fun or funny?

  • A comedian is someone who makes you laugh ha ha ha.

  • He's telling some good jokes.

  • He is funny.

  • Have a good time at the beach.

  • I want you to have a good time.

  • Have fun at the beach.

  • His hat looks fun or funny?

  • His hat looks funny.

  • Now funny can have two meanings.

  • Funny like laughing ha ha ha or funny like strange.

  • His hat looks funny.

  • Now you know the difference between fun and funny.

  • I'll see you next time

  • Hello my name is Esther and in this video we're going to talk about how to

  • use the word borrow or lend me well when do we use this word well let me give you

  • an example let's say that you're taking a test and you look in your bag and oh

  • oh you forgot your pencil so what do you do you have to ask someone next to you

  • or maybe a friend to let them use your pencil and a mistake that a lot of

  • people make is they say can you borrow me your pencil but that's actually wrong

  • don't say that don't say can you borrow me your pencil

  • the actual way to say it goes like this let's look at an example sentence can I

  • borrow your pencil that's the correct way to say it can I borrow your pencil

  • okay another way that you can say is can you lend me your pencil let's look at it

  • again can you lend me your pencil now both of these ways are okay and they're

  • both correct and right but I think this one is a better way to say it again

  • let's remember it's not can you borrow me okay don't say that say this can I

  • borrow your pencil let's look at a couple more examples sentences is it

  • okay if I borrow your book is it okay if I borrow your book may I borrow some

  • money may I borrow some money can I borrow your umbrella can I borrow your

  • umbrella can you lend me your ear a sir can you lend me your ear a sir

  • would you lend me your book would you lend me your book please lend me a pen

  • please lend me a pen all right now in the beginning of the

  • video I taught you to say can I borrow something can I borrow your pencil but

  • actually there's a more polite way to say this and that is by saying may I

  • borrow something from you you should use may I when you're talking to someone you

  • don't know very well maybe it's a complete stranger or maybe you know that

  • person but you guys aren't really close friends it's better to use may I

  • so again may I borrow something for example may I borrow your pen or may I

  • borrow your phone or maybe like I said in the example in the beginning may I

  • borrow your pencil or eraser okay well that's it for today I hope you guys

  • learned something and I'll see you guys next time bye

  • hello everyone my name is Robin and in this video I'm going to talk about two

  • expressions that describe how people use or control money one is positive and one

  • is negative alright so these two adjectives the first one we're going to

  • talk about is stingy okay now let's focus on the pronunciation

  • first stingy a lot of my students mistakenly say sting II okay you got to

  • be very careful it is pronounced stingy and what this stingy mean well someone

  • who is stingy they don't like to spend money they don't like to share money

  • okay they are very greedy they are not generous they are exactly like Scrooge

  • you may have you may have heard or know about Scrooge he is a very stingy guy he

  • does not want to share any of his money all right so to help us understand

  • stingy a little bit better let's look at a few examples sentences okay so the

  • first example for stingy he doesn't want to give his son bus money he is stingy

  • all right so yeah this father doesn't want to give his son any bus money okay

  • that's a very stingy guy let's look at the next example I was so thirsty but my

  • sister wouldn't buy me water she's stingy okay again my sister very

  • bad I'm so thirsty but she wouldn't buy me even water yeah she's very stingy

  • okay so we just saw some examples of stingy I hope you are not stingy it's a

  • very negative word to call someone but there is a positive word and that's our

  • next word that word is frugal now listen to the pronunciation frugal okay so a

  • person who is frugal they don't like to waste money all right they like to say

  • money or keep their money and control their money very well so for example

  • someone goes to the market to buy some items or some things they probably going

  • to buy the cheaper items okay they don't like to waste money on brand names or

  • expensive items okay so people who like to spend less money for things to save

  • money they are frugal all right so let's take a look at a few examples to

  • understand frugal okay let's look at the first example for frugal my father

  • usually takes the bus to work instead of driving he is frugal so yeah the father

  • takes the bus instead of driving so he's probably saving money on the oil price

  • he's a very frugal guy let's look at the next example my sister always uses

  • coupons when she buys something at the store she is frugal okay so she's always

  • using coupons to save money she's very frugal alright so those were

  • the examples of frugal okay so again stingy is negative so if you say to

  • someone oh you are stingy okay it's a very negative thing that person doesn't

  • want to share their money they just want to keep their money but on the other

  • hand if you say to someone oh you are quite frugal okay that's kind of a

  • compliment meaning they are good at controlling their money and not wasting

  • money all right so that's it and see you next time

  • hello everyone my name is Robin and in this video I'm gonna talk about

  • adjectives to describe someone's body shape related to their weight okay

  • whether someone is very big fat or thin and small okay now some of these words

  • are positive the very nice things to say and some of these words are negative

  • very bad things to say about someone's body shape let's take a look now first

  • I'm gonna focus on the smaller adjectives describing smaller bodies and

  • I'm gonna make a sentence he is she is okay

  • these are words to describe so I must say he is she is so let's start with

  • this one he is average he is average and of

  • course average just means normal whatever is normal for your society that

  • is average he is average she is average now we're getting smaller slender and

  • thin okay these are very positive she is slender she is thin okay that's a

  • nice body shape very nice weight nice body

  • she is slender she is thin the next one skinny okay this is getting a little bit

  • negative some people it's positive but it's a little bit negative okay to call

  • someone skinny she is skinny might be a good thing for the woman she's very

  • happy but for a man he is skinny maybe that's not so good for a man he is

  • skinny okay that's too thin that's too thin getting getting smaller here Boni

  • he is boney bony is definitely a negative word boney we can see too many

  • bones okay we look at their body and we can see bones so we would oh he is boney

  • okay he should gain weight or he should eat more food the last one is the worst

  • one this is actually a mental sickness okay if I said she is anorexic

  • anorexic is a very negative thing so people who are anorexic because of their

  • mental sickness they eat and then they go to the toilet to throw up

  • all right so anorexic people are very bony they look very sick they look very

  • unhealthy they're underweight they're too small

  • okay that's anorexic alright so again average slender thin these are positive

  • these are okay skinny can be positive negative bony and a Rexach too small too

  • too thin these are negative let's move on to the larger sizes okay here are the

  • large adjectives now we're going to start from average again average is the

  • same normal and let's get a little bigger

  • now the next two chubby and plump all right chubby and plump are actually

  • positive ways to say someone is a little fat just a little fat like a baby might

  • be plump or your cute girlfriend is chubby or a little boy is chubby okay so

  • it's a very positive way to say just a little bit of fat okay

  • plump or chubby he or she is heavy okay get starting to get negative he is

  • heavy oh he's a heavy guy she's a heavy woman getting up overweight that is

  • certainly negative he is overweight she is overweight and then we get to fat she

  • is fat okay nobody wants to be called fat but you would say he is fat okay

  • maybe that's a very rude or impolite thing to say someone you are fat and the

  • top one here obese okay obese obese is the technical term

  • for fat okay now he is obese she is obese again and just means fat but if

  • you call someone obese that's the that's the fattest you can get okay

  • he is obese so of course in America they have many people who are obese if you go

  • there you can see a lot of big people a lot of overweight fat and obese people

  • all right so here are many adjectives to describe the body shape in relation to

  • weight some of them are positive a lot of them are negative be careful anyway

  • that's it for this video see you next time

  • hi this is Bill and right now I'm gonna help you with your understanding of a

  • word now well that word is free and it's a very short word very easy word but it

  • has a lot of different meanings and well right now I want to talk to you about

  • how the word free is used in a sentence because where the word free is can

  • change the meaning of the sentence a lot okay now if we just look here at what

  • I've got written on the board now just two little phrases here and it's the

  • same words see free and alcohol both times what the meaning is very different

  • see up here if we put the word free in front of the word then like here free

  • alcohol that means the alcohol is free and you

  • do not pay money for alcohol if you see a sign free alcohol that means you go

  • and you get alcohol you don't give money the alcohol is free free alcohol don't

  • have to pay money it's a good thing now down here though we have alcohol free

  • that means there is no alcohol okay there's no alcohol in the drink so you

  • can say coca-cola is a alcohol free drink because there's no alcohol in the

  • cola another example here is maybe there's a sign that says free kittens

  • free kittens so that means if you want to take a kitten home for a pet you do

  • not have to give money you can just go and take the kitten home with you

  • all right now another example here where free is after the word maybe you're in a

  • convenience store and you want to buy a little coffee drink

  • and while some coffee drinks will say on them sugar-free now that means that

  • coffee drink there's no sugar in the drink it's not a sweet drink it's just

  • coffee no sugar okay just remember before the word means you don't pay

  • money for it after the word that means that word is not there so alcohol free

  • no alcohol sugar free no sugar let's take a look at some written examples of

  • this here's sentences using the word free

  • differently all soft drinks come with free refills all soft drinks come with

  • free refills order a set and you'll get a free side dish order a set and you'll

  • get a free side dish the hotel serves a free breakfast the hotel serves a free

  • breakfast this park is smoking free this park is smoking free I want an alcohol

  • free drink I want an alcohol free drink

  • the cinema should be talking free the cinema should be talking free so there

  • you saw some written sentences about where the word free can be in a sentence

  • now before we finish I just want to tell you about something I saw once while I

  • was here in Korea one time I was riding the subway and I

  • noticed there was a poster at the station and the poster was for a music

  • festival now what they were trying to do I noticed this they wanted it to say

  • that the festival was free for foreigners which meant foreigners did

  • not have to buy a ticket to go into the festival now what they wanted to do was

  • to make it attracted to foreigners they wanted foreigners to come there okay

  • because if they think if it's free that's a good reason to go we don't have

  • to pay money but the poster said foreigners free now this means there are

  • no foreigners there it's the opposite meaning that they were going for so just

  • remember where you put the word free really changes the meaning I hope this

  • helps and I'll see you next video

  • hi everybody I'm Esther and in this video I'm going to teach you a very

  • important English word now everybody in Korea should know this word because it

  • gets this way every summer in Korea right well not just in the summer but

  • also in some other seasons and that word that we're going to learn today is humid

  • again humid so this word you need to know it and you especially need to

  • mention this word when you describe Korea's weather to any foreigners okay

  • so if they ask what's the weather like in Korea you have to say humid well what

  • does humid mean well again humid is used to describe whether it means that it's

  • very wet and hot right you know what I mean so even my best friend

  • she comes to Korea every year from