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  • It's day four of your 30-Day Vocabulary  Challenge. One video, every day for 30 days to  

  • help you master 105 intermediate English wordsWe're taking words from the academic word list,  

  • so these are words you'll need to know if  you're preparing for the IELTS or TOEFL exam,  

  • but also if you read or watch news in English  or have conversations with native speakers.  

  • In other words, these words are useful. So grab  your friends have them join you in this challenge  

  • and let's do this. As always, if you like  this video, or you learned something new,  

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  • There's a download to go with this video. A list  of all of the words with definitions and sample  

  • sentences, as well as quizzes to make sure you're  really getting and remembering these words. You  

  • can get that download by following this link, or  the link in the video description. Today, we're  

  • learning four words: ESTIMATE, PROCESS, RESEARCHand METHOD. And we're looking at the different  

  • ways these words are used in various situationsFor each word, you'll get the definition,  

  • we'll go over the pronunciation, you'll get to see  the pronunciation up close and in slow motion, and  

  • we'll have five examples from real life English.

  • First the word ESTIMATE.

  • This word has two  

  • different pronunciations. Estimate or estimateBoth with first syllable stress. Estimate.

  • Estimate. As a verb, it has first syllable stressEstimate. It means to roughly calculate, to judge,  

  • to give or form a general idea about the valuesize, or cost of something. They estimated that  

  • the distance was about three miles. As a nounit can be estimate or estimate. As a noun,  

  • this is a guess that you make based on the  information you have about the size, amount, etc.  

  • Of something. According to government estimatescurrent oil reserves are 10 percent lower than  

  • they were a year ago. Let's look again  at this word up close and in slow motion

  • And now we'll go to Youglish for five  examples of this word in real situations

  • And you can see we, estimate  it with great precision

  • Estimate. Guess at with great precision. Ohthey're very good at estimating apparently,  

  • they can get very close to the actual number. And you can see, we estimate it  

  • with great precision. Here's another example

  • And as has been mentioned, we, we estimate  now there's about 10,000 of these diseases

  • Based on what they knowguessing the number of diseases

  • And as has been mentioned, we, we estimate  now there's about 10,000 of these diseases 

  • Here's another example

  • They estimate this is the worst drought in  California in over twelve hundred years

  • Roughly judging, guessing it's the worst  drought in over twelve hundred years

  • They estimate this is the worst drought in  California in over twelve hundred years

  • Let's go on to our next example. 238 billion dollars was the estimate in 2007. 

  • Now, it's a noun and we have  the other pronunciation.  

  • Estimate. This was the guess in 2007. 238 billion dollars was the estimate in 2007. 

  • Here's our last example. They estimate a food's shelf life,  

  • that is how long the lettuce will be crispor how long before the milk begins to sour

  • Estimate, roughly calculate, give  an approximation, a good guess

  • They estimate a food's shelf life, that  is how long the lettuce will be crisp,  

  • or how long before the milk begins to sour. Next, the word PROCESS. Process. A two-syllable  

  • word with first syllable stress. Process. It's a  noun, a series of actions that produce something,  

  • or that lead to a particular result. Learning  a foreign language can be a difficult process.  

  • As a verb, it means to change  something from one form into another,  

  • to deal with something like a document orrequest, or to take in and use, like information.  

  • Your application will be processed  in five to ten business days.  

  • Or, wow that's a lot of information to processAgain, let's look up close and in slow motion

  • And now we'll go to Youglish for five  examples of this word in real situations

  • In the best case, the application takes  about six to eight months to process

  • Six to eight months to be processed. That is  to be dealt with, what are all the things that  

  • need to be done with this application.?  It takes six to eight months to do that

  • In the best case, the application takes  about six to eight months to process

  • Here's another example. If you're a part of a hiring process,  

  • or an admissions process, you can be color brave. A hiring process. The series of actions needed  

  • to hire someone, like looking at cover  letters and resumes, and holding interviews

  • If you're a part of a hiring  process, or an admissions process,  

  • you can be color brave. Here's another example

  • In that process of going through thousands of  pages, to 20 pages, to 10 pages, to five, to two,  

  • I was learning judgment. In that process. In the steps needed  

  • to go through thousands of pages to two. In that process of going through  

  • thousands of pages, to 20 pages, to 10 pagesto five, to two, I was learning judgment

  • Here's another example. And the reality is,  

  • I've been part of this process all my life. A part of the process. A part of the steps  

  • needed to do something. And the reality is  

  • I've been part of this process all my life. Here's our last example

  • This causes the milk to curdle. It's  part of the cheese making process

  • The process, the steps needed  to turn milk into cheese

  • This causes the milk to curdle. It's  part of the cheese making process

  • Next the word RESEARCH. Another word with  two pronunciations. Research or research

  • As a noun, it means careful study that's done to  find and report new knowledge about something.  

  • She conducts research on blood cancers. Asverb, it means to study something carefully,  

  • to collect information aboutsubject. Before going out to eat,  

  • she researched area restaurants. Let's  look again up close and in slow motion

  • And now we'll go to Youglish for five  examples of this word in real situations

  • We don't have statistics on that and  we're hoping a graduate student who  

  • listens to this episode will research it. Will research it. Will study it carefully

  • We don't have statistics on that and we're  hoping a graduate student who listens to this  

  • episode will research it. Here's another example

  • So um, this was a really fun chapter  to, to research and then put together

  • It was fun to study this and report  the new knowledge, the findings

  • So um, this was a really fun chapter  to, to research and then put together

  • Another example. So as soon as I  

  • got home that day, I did some research. Did some research. Studied it, looked stuff  

  • up for more information, to learn more about it. So as soon as I got home that day,  

  • I did some research. Another example

  • There's a lot of research that shows that. A lot of research. Studies that have been done

  • There's a lot of research that shows that. Let's go on to our next example

  • Where is the research going right now? Where the research is going,  

  • As we learn more about it through  careful study, what are we learning

  • Where is the research going right now? Did you notice each one of those had  

  • the pronunciation with the first syllable  stress? Research. That one is more common

  • And our last word today is METHOD. Method. With  an unvoiced TH, the tongue tip does have to come  

  • through the teeth for this. Method. Asnoun, it means a way of doing something.  

  • I recommend using the Play It Say It  practice method in Rachel's English Academy.  

  • That is the way to practice that I've developed  that I think gives my students the best results.  

  • Here's the word up close and in slow motion again.

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

  • this word in real situations. What is our therapy method

  • Our therapy method. The way we do therapy, which  might be different from the way someone else does  

  • therapy. There's music therapy, art therapytalk therapy, all different methods of therapy

  • What is our therapy method? Here's another example

  • They have a very different  method of educating people

  • A very different method. That  is a completely different way of  

  • doing things when it comes to education. They have a very different method  

  • of educating people. Here's another example

  • Well, using the spotlight method, we can write  some new headlines that are more customer-focused

  • The spotlight method. A way of  doing things that focuses on,  

  • or puts the spotlight on the customers. Well, using the spotlight method, we can write  

  • some new headlines that are more customer-focused. Here's another example

  • We've got, you know, pap smears and mammograms  to detect breast cancer and things like that,  

  • Is there really any early detection method? Early detection method. That is a way of  

  • doing things that would help us detect  cancer even earlier than we can now

  • We've got, you know, pap smears and mammograms  to detect breast cancer and things like that,  

  • Is there really any early detection method? Here's our last example

  • But do you find that to be an  effective method of communication

  • An effective way to communicate. You can choose  

  • lots of ways to communicate, yelling, being  very calm, using gestures, writing a note

  • But do you find that to be an  effective method of communication

  • Seeing their real-life examples can really  help you understand how to use these words,  

  • can't it? I have a challenge for you nowMake up a sentence with one of these words,  

  • and post it to social media, tag me, and use  the hashtag #rachelsenglish30daychallenge 

  • Don't be shy, you can do this. Our next video  comes out tomorrow at 10AM Philadelphia time,  

  • come back to learn four more vocabulary wordsIn the meantime, keep your studies going with  

  • this video, and check out my online  courses at rachelsenglishacademy.com  

  • 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.

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