Subtitles section Play video Print subtitles 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.