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  • Hi, I'm Vanessa from SpeakEnglishWithVanessa.com.

  • Look, squint, glare, stare.

  • What's the difference?

  • Let's talk about it.

  • I often have English learners ask me, "Vanessa, I can watch an English TV show and I get the general ideas, but I don't feel like I really get it, like, I really understand what they're saying."

  • Well, I have some good news.

  • In today's lesson, I'd like to help you learn the real meaning of some key important words that you can use in daily conversations.

  • There are many words like you just heard (look, stare, squint, glare) that might seem similar, but they have another meaning underneath that is quite important to know.

  • So, during today's lesson, I'm going to be showing you the difference between four words.

  • There are many sets of four words, but these words are pretty similar.

  • They can be used in similar ways, but they need to be used in specific situations.

  • So my challenge for you is to watch this lesson, look at the different ways that I act, I'm going to be a, like an actress today, that I act when I act out these different words.

  • And, if you would like, you're welcome to download the free PDF for all of these words that I have created for you.

  • There is a link in the description where you can download every single word I talk about, the definitions, the sample sentences, some ideas, and then a challenge question so that you can use them yourself.

  • This is my gift to you.

  • I hope it will be useful.

  • Click on the link in the description to download that free PDF worksheet for these similar tricky words.

  • Are you ready to get started?

  • Let's do it.

  • Look, squint, stare, glare.

  • I "look" at my neighbor's house.

  • I "squint" in his windows.

  • I "stare" at him.

  • He "glares" back at me.

  • Drink, swallow, sip, chug.

  • I usually "drink" tea in the morning.

  • After I drink tea, I "swallow" it.

  • I "sip" the tea because it's so hot.

  • I "chug" the tea because I'm so thirsty, and I have no time.

  • Eat, nibble, gobble up, devour.

  • I want to "eat" a blueberry muffin.

  • I'm not very hungry so I think I will just "nibble" the muffin.

  • But now I'm really hungry, I will "gobble" the whole muffin up.

  • These muffins are so good, I think I will "devour" two more muffins.

  • Clean, tidy up, wash, scrub.

  • We need to "clean" the house today.

  • First, I "tidy" up the clothes.

  • I will "wash" the dirty laundry.

  • My husband Dan "scrubs" the bathroom floor.

  • Lay down, lounge, recline, sprawl out.

  • Oh, I'm so tired.

  • I'm going to "lay down" for a nap.

  • At the end of the day, I "lounge" with a book.

  • My husband Dan "reclines" in the chair.

  • My cat is "sprawled out" on the chair.

  • He looks so comfortable.

  • Dry, parched, withered.

  • The plant looks "dry."

  • The soil is "parched."

  • The whole plant is "withered."

  • Water, mist, spray, drench.

  • I need to "water" the plant.

  • I "mist" the leaves.

  • I "spray" the whole plant.

  • I "drench" the soil.

  • Breathe, sigh, gasp, pant.

  • I "breathe" the fresh air.

  • I "sigh" at the beautiful scenery.

  • What a nice day.

  • I "gasp" when I think I see a bear, it was just a stump.

  • I "gasp."

  • I "pant" as I push the heavy wheelbarrow up the hill.

  • Learn, take in, absorb, master.

  • You "learn" the differences between similar words.

  • You "take in" the different meanings.

  • You "absorb" the knowledge like a sponge.

  • And you "master" all of these wonderful expressions.

  • Great work practicing, taking in, absorbing all of these common but impossibly tricky English expressions in this lesson.

  • Don't forget to download the free PDF worksheet with all of these phrases, definitions, sample sentences, and a little challenge question for you.

  • Download that free PDF worksheet in the description below this video.

  • It is my gift to you.

  • I hope it will be helpful so that you can go out into the real world and use what you have learned.

  • Become confident, forget that fear, and just speak confidently with all of these tools I have given you.

  • Well, great work.

  • Now I have a question for you.

  • Let me know in the comments, what is a new word that you learned in today's lesson?

  • I would love to see in the comments what was new to you.

  • Maybe some things are review, some things are new, but let me know in the comments.

  • I will look forward to reading your answers.

  • And, I will see you again next Friday for a new lesson here on my YouTube channel.

  • Bye.

  • The next step is to download the free PDF worksheet for this lesson.

  • With this free PDF, you will master today's lesson and never forget what you have learned.

  • You can be a confident English speaker.

  • Don't forget to subscribe to my YouTube channel for a free English lesson every Friday.

  • Bye.

Hi, I'm Vanessa from SpeakEnglishWithVanessa.com.

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