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  • Happy Monday! It's day 14 of your 30 Day  Vocabulary Challenge, one video a day  

  • every day for 30 days. You're learning 105 words  from the academic word list. Words you'll need to  

  • know if you're preparing for the IELTS or TOEFL  exam but also if you read or watch the news in  

  • English or have conversation in English. These  are intermediate words, very much so a part of  

  • everyday conversation. We're going to study them  in real situations so your understanding will go  

  • beyond simply memorizing a definition. So grab  your friends, and have them join you in this  

  • challenge, let's do this! And as always, if you  like this video or you learned something new,  

  • please like and subscribe with notifications.  I'd love to have you as my student!

  • During these 30 days, we're learning 105  words together. I do have a download for you,  

  • a list of all 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.

  • Our first word today has three pronunciationsAs an adjective, that has second syllable  

  • stress with either the schwa or the AH as  in father vowel in the unstressed syllable,  

  • so that can be COMPLEX, that's with the  schwa, or complex, that's with the AH vowel.

  • Either of these pronunciations can be used. As  a noun, it has first syllable stress. Complex.  

  • As an adjective, it means having parts that  connect or go together in complicated ways,  

  • also, not easy to understand or explain. The  situation is more complex than you realize.  

  • As a noun, it means a group of buildings  that are located near each other. The sports  

  • complex has eight soccer fields. Let's  look again up close and in slow motion.

  • And now we'll go to Youglish to see  five examples of this word in context.

  • The Széchenyi Baths complex is one of  the largest spa bath centers in Europe.

  • A baths complex. It has three  outdoor pools and 15 indoor pools.  

  • Definitely a complex, a group  of buildings, facilities.

  • The Széchenyi Baths complex is one of  the largest spa bath centers in Europe.

  • Here's another example.

  • It wasn't being used to like  build really complex apps.

  • Complex apps. Difficult to createdifficult to design, difficult to use.

  • It wasn't being used to like  build really complex apps.

  • Let's see another example.

  • When someone is sharingcomplex personal struggle,  

  • we might feel the need to give a solution.

  • A complex personal struggle. There are lots  of layers to a complex struggle. Feelings,  

  • relationships, decisions, it's tough to deal with.

  • When someone is sharingcomplex personal struggle,  

  • we might feel the need to give a solution.

  • Let's look at another example.

  • They're both simple and complex at the same time.

  • Simple and complex. Like for example,  

  • stargazing it's simple and fun, even my  four-year-old can look up to the night sky,  

  • see a shooting star and get really excited  about it. But it's also complex enough that  

  • a scientist could spend a lifetime studying  it, and still not know everything about it.

  • They're both simple and complex at the same time.

  • Our last example.

  • It's got a beautiful colorful castle complex.

  • A castle complex. One or two main buildingsplus multiple other buildings around it.

  • It's got a beautiful, colorful castle complex.

  • Our next word is ELEMENT.  

  • Element. A three syllable word with first syllable  stress. It's a noun, it means a chemical substance  

  • made up of atoms of one kind, or a particular  or basic part of something. There's always  

  • an element of risk in starting a new businessLet's see this word up close and in slow motion.

  • And now we'll go to Youglish to see  five examples of this word in context.

  • The third element of running a high  impact meeting is the ability to pivot.

  • The third element, so there's a first  element, a second, and now a third.

  • An element is like a part or a section, and  here, pivot means you can change topics easily.

  • The third element of running a high  impact meeting is the ability to pivot.

  • Here's another example.

  • Like the plane had had that sort  of element of magic because it's,  

  • it felt like you're, you're actually flying.

  • That element of magic. A  feeling or a sense of magic.  

  • He's referencing an airplane that  wasn't flying but something about it,  

  • some part of the experience made you  feel like you really were flying.

  • Like the plane had had that sort  of element of magic because it's,  

  • it felt like you're, you're actually flying.

  • Let's see another example.

  • There'd be an element of fasting. There'd be  an element of physical discomfort or pain.

  • An element of fasting. One  part of fasting or not eating.

  • There'd be an element of fasting. There'd be  an element of physical discomfort or pain.

  • Let's look at another example.

  • And that kind of element makes us come back  for each game because we have that familiarity.

  • He's explaining how video games are designed  to keep bringing players back again and again.

  • Familiar elements, parts that you already know  and understand help make you want to play again.

  • And that kind of element makes us come back  for each game because we have that familiarity.

  • Our last example.

  • So here's the periodic table of elements  you're used to seeing that you learned in  

  • your chemistry class.

  • Have you ever studied Chemistry? Then  you're definitely familiar with this table.  

  • There are 118 known elementseach organized by atomic number.

  • So here's the periodic table of elements  you're used to seeing that you learned in  

  • your chemistry class.

  • Our next word is FEATURE. Feature. A  two-syllable word with first syllable stress.  

  • It's a noun, and it means an  interesting or important part,  

  • quality, or ability. The camera has  several features that make it easy to use.  

  • It can also mean a part of the face such as the  eyes, nose, or mouth, or a full-length movie.  

  • As a verb, it means to show or highlight inspecial way. I'd like to feature your progress  

  • as a student in one of my videos. Let's  take a look up close and in slow motion.

  • And now we'll go to Youglish to see  five examples of this word in context.

  • I don't have that feature on my phone obviously.

  • That feature on my phone. That ability  or option. Here, feature is a noun.  

  • I remember my first cell phone, it didn't havecamera. That feature wasn't an option back then.

  • I don't have that feature on my phone obviously.

  • Here's another example.

  • Do you have a dream episode  or dream guest you'd like to  

  • feature on the show but haven't been able to yet?

  • She uses feature as a verb. A dream  

  • guest you'd like to feature, someone you'd  like to interview or talk to or showcase.

  • Do you have a dream episode  or dream guest you'd like to  

  • feature on the show but haven't been able to yet?

  • Let's see another example.

  • And that is a defining  feature of, of this art form.

  • A defining feature. Something about  this style of art that is special.  

  • A defining feature helps people recognize it.

  • And that is a defining  feature of, of this art form.

  • Let's look at another example.

  • Fashion people will love it, they're going to  want to feature you because it's not competition.

  • Feature you. It means share  your work, tell your story,  

  • show your designs, make it known to more people.

  • Fashion people will love it. They're going to  want to feature you because it's not competition.

  • Our last example.

  • That's a very interesting  geological feature on Mars.

  • A geological feature. An interesting or  important part, something like a mountain,  

  • a crater, or a valley. That's a very  interesting geological feature on Mars.

  • Our last word today is DESIGN.  

  • A two-syllable word with second syllable  stress. It's a verb, and it means to plan and  

  • make decisions about how something will be madeShe designs clothes. As a noun, it means the way  

  • something has been made. I love the design of the  website. Let's look up close and in slow motion.

  • And now we'll go to Youglish to see  five examples of this word in context.

  • Could we design a checklist for surgery?

  • Design a checklist. Here design is a verbHe means to make a list of things to do  

  • to get ready for surgery, a plan.

  • Could we design a checklist for surgery?

  • Here's another example.

  • I'm talking about the design  of digital experiences.

  • The design, the plan, the dream,  

  • the creation, the process of figuring  out how to make the idea a reality.

  • I'm talking about the design  of digital experiences.

  • Let's see another example.

  • Design your own plan and create  the life that you want to live.

  • Design your own plan. Get ready for and  plan your future. Prepare for what you want.

  • Design your own plan and create  the life that you want to live.

  • Let's look at another example.

  • But from a design and development  perspective, it's kind of outdated.

  • An outdated design. It looks old or it  doesn't work with current technology.

  • But from a design and development  perspective, it's kind of outdated.

  • Our last example.

  • One of the most common design mistakes  I see is the rug being too small.

  • She's talking about interior design choices to  avoid. Design is a noun being used as an adjective  

  • here. Design mistakes. A common mistake to make  when planning the furniture and layout of a room.

  • One of the most common design mistakes  I see is the rug being too small.

  • Seeing their 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 video of yourself saying it,

  • 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 words. In the  meantime, keep your studies going with this video,  

  • and check out my online courses  at Rachel's English Academy,

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  • being your teacher. That's it and  thanks so much for using Rachel's English.

Happy Monday! It's day 14 of your 30 Day  Vocabulary Challenge, one video a day  

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