AVOID Repeating These 6 Everyday Words in Daily English Conversation (+ Free PDF & Quiz)

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Hello, everyone. And welcome back to English with  Lucy. Today, I have a vocabulary video for you.  
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Please. Sorry, I'm tired, I'm bored, I'm  sad, and I'm fine. These are words and  
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phrases that we find ourselves saying over  and over again. They're incredibly common,  
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but we don't want to repeat ourselves all  the time, over and over. So in this lesson,  
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I'm going to provide you with 30  alternatives for these words and phrases.  
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I'm going to really help you enrich your  vocabulary. Before we get started, I would like  
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You will learn to speak clearly and you  will feel more fluent and more confident.  
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We'll go through every sound in modern received  pronunciation in detail, looking at mouth shape  
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and tongue position. Lift your tongue so that the  tip makes gentle contact with the underneath of  
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your upper front teeth. I will be I'm right there  with you leaving you time to copy and analyse my  
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movements and my sounds. All of the vowel sounds,  
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all of the consonant sounds, you will master them  all. You will leave the course with the ability to  
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understand any phonetic transcription that you  will find in an English dictionary. You'll be  
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able to look up any word and immediately know  exactly how it's pronounced. We will also analyse  
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connected speech, rhythm, word stress, syllable  stress, intonation, and we will of course,  
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take a good look at the notoriously difficult  sounds like the glottal stop, the dark L,  
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and the linking R. When I was writing this course,  I knew that I wanted to provide my students with  
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click on the link in the description box. I'll see you in the pronunciation course.  
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Don't forget that as always, there is a free PDF  for this lesson. It's got all of the vocabulary,  
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definitions, and examples. You can download it  by clicking on the link in the description box,  
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entering your email address, and it will be sent  straight to your inbox. First we have, please,  
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please. I find myself saying please all the  time. It's part of my culture. It even annoys me.  
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Now here, I'm going to be focusing on saying  please when asking somebody to do something.  
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One really nice alternative is, would you mind?  Would you mind? Would you mind passing me the  
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salt? We also have a slightly more complex  version. I'd appreciate it if you could. I'd  
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appreciate it if you could. I'd appreciate  it if you could let me stay the night.  
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Another one may be slightly more casual is, would  you be able to, would you be able to, would you  
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be able to pick me up from the station? We also have number four. This is quite posh.  
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I don't suppose you could. I don't suppose  you could. I don't suppose you could lend  
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me your bicycle? Or we have a really nice one,  number five. I wonder if. I wonder if you might.  
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I wonder if you might. I wonder if you  might be able to postpone the meeting?  
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These are all really nice ways of avoiding  saying, please, over and over again.  
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Next, we have five alternatives for sorry. I have  made a video on sorry before, but I think it's so  
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important, I have to say it again. In England, we  say sorry again and again and again. I am so sorry  
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for how much we repeat sorry. Sometimes I  bump into inanimate objects like the sofa,  
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and I say, "Sorry," to the sofa.  Let me know if you do that too.  
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One really nice way of avoiding sorry is to  say, "It was thoughtless of me," or, "It was  
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careless of me." It was thoughtless  of me to call you so late.  
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Another one, quite strong. I owe you an apology.  I owe you an apology for my awful behaviour.  
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A very serious one, one you might say after  misbehaving at work is I take full responsibility  
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for my actions. I take full responsibility for  my actions in that board meeting. Another quite  
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simple one is, I apologise, or even better, I  sincerely apologise. That really means something,  
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sincerely, honestly. I sincerely  apologise for forgetting your birthday.  
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And then the last one, number 10, this one's quite  dramatic. I hope you can find it in your heart  
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to forgive me. I hope you can find it in your  heart to forgive me for breaking up with you. I  
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didn't mean it. Now, we have some alternatives for  I'm fine or I'm good, that very common response to  
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how are you? A really positive one is I  couldn't be better. I couldn't be better.  
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This means that you feel as good as possible.  You physically could not feel any better.  
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Sometimes we leave off I, so we  just say, "Couldn't be better."  
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Alternatively, if you're not feeling great, you  could say, "Could be better." I could be better.  
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One that's slightly less positive. It's kind of  in the middle. I've been worse or been worse. This  
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means you're not the best you can be, but you're  also, you have felt worse in the past. This next  
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one is lovely. It's one that my grandparents use  a lot. It is I'm as fit as a fiddle, as fit as a  
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fiddle. And this means I'm really good, especially  focusing on health. I feel very healthy.  
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Another sort of average one, not too bad, thanks.  Or just not bad. I really like not too bad because  
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this implies, I'm not great, but I'm also not too  bad. So I'm okay. And then we have the last one,  
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I'm doing well. I'm really doing well.  Thanks. You will also hear people say,  
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"I'm doing good. Thank you." This is informal  in this context. Some people say, "No,  
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that's not grammatically correct." It depends  on the context. Also, it's so commonly used  
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now that I feel the language has evolved. All right, next section. I have some very good,  
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although a bit sad, alternatives for saying, "I'm  sad." We have, I'm gutted, I'm gutted. And this  
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is a very British expression. It's slang and it  means I'm very sad or I'm very disappointed. I'm  
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gutted that you can't make it tonight. I'm so sad  and disappointed that you can't make it tonight.  
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You can't make it is that you can't come to  an event. You say, "Oh, I can't make it. I'm  
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sorry. I can't come." We also have, I'm absolutely  devastated. This means so sad. So disappointed.  
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I was devastated when I didn't get  into my first choice university,  
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but it turned out okay in the end. To turn out  okay means that everything was fine in the end.  
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One that you can use if you're feeling  depressed is, I'm feeling really down, low.  
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You can also say low. I'm feeling really down.  I'm feeling really down about the breakup. I'm  
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feeling very depressed about the breakup. If you  really want to explain to somebody that actually  
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you could use a bit of a hand,  you're really not feeling good.  
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I'm not doing so good. I'm not doing so good. Or  I'm not doing so great. Really listen to somebody  
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if they tell you that they're not doing  so good or they're not doing so great.  
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We also have, I'm a bit down in the dumps. If  you're down in the dumps, it means you are feeling  
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sad and depressed. For those last three, if anyone  uses them with you, really listen to them and look  
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after them because they are definitely trying to  explain that they're having a hard time. The first  
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two were more about disappointment. The last  three, a real expression of emotional feeling.  
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Next, we have alternatives for, I'm tired. I'm  tired. We have a lot of slang ones here and a  
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couple of phrasal verbs. We have, I'm absolutely  exhausted. Exhausted. This means very, very tired.  
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We also have a phrasal verb,  I'm worn out. I'm worn out.  
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If something is worn out, it means it has been  used too much and can't be used anymore. Like  
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shoes when the soul gets thin, they are worn out.  Well, we can use this to describe people as well.  
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If you're worn out, you've been used too much.  You can't be used anymore. You're too tired.  
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We also have a very British slang word. It  is I'm knackered. I'm completely knackered.  
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The K is silent here, knackered. And in Cockney  rhyming slang, you can say, "I'm cream-crackered."  
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I'm cream-crackered. If you've never heard of  Cockney rhyming slang, search it. It is so much  
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fun. Number 24, we have another that comes from  a phrasal verb, I'm done in. I'm totally done in.  
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This one is very slang, very informal. And lastly,  we have, I'm completely drained, drained of my  
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energy. That's one my mum says a lot at the end  of the day, "Oh, I'm completely drained."  
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Or she also says, "I'm completely sapped," as  well. Sapped or drained. She's very dramatic.  
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I love her. And then the last five, we have  five not boring ways to say that you are bored.  
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We have, I'm bored to death or I'm bored to  tears. I could cry, I'm so bored or I could die,  
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I'm so bored. I love these. They're so dramatic.  We also have, oh, it's like watching paint dry.  
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There is nothing more boring than watching paint  dry. So if you're in a really boring lecture  
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and your friend says it, you're watching this,  it's like watching paint dry. It is so boring.  
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We also have, I'm bored stiff. I'm bored stiff.  I'm so bored that my body has gone rigid. A phrase  
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that we can use to describe somebody who is boring  is, a total bore. He is a total bore. I went on a  
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date last night, but he was a total bore. And the last one, a bit of a snore,  
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he's a bit of a snore. This new class is a bit  of a snore. A snore, something that's boring,  
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slang again. All right, that's it for today's  lesson. Don't forget that you can download your  
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PDF for free for this lesson. Click on the link in  the description box and to your email address and  
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it will be sent straight to your inbox. And don't  forget to check out my new pronunciation course  
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on epiphanylanguagestudios.com, new language  platform. I am so excited to share that with you.  
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Don't forget to connect with me on all  of my social media. I've got my Facebook,  
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my Instagram, and my mailing list. We've  also got the Epiphany Instagram and Facebook  
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as well if you want to check that out. I  will see you soon for another lesson.
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