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As you know, life is filled with situations and experiences of all different types. As you learn English it's probably good to plan to learn how to describe them. You've probably been somewhere crowded. You've probably been somewhere creepy. I'm sure you've had normal situations and experiences in your life and I'm sure you'd love to how to describe them. In this English lesson you will learn how to talk about those situations and experiences. In this free English class you'll learn words and phrases like: a zoo, nuts, packed, hard to understand, snoozefest, a letdown, hard to follow, worth it, a blast, a mess, a disaster, too much, out of this world, and more! I hope you enjoyed this English lesson about how to describe situations and experiences. Have a great day! βŒ› Remember: Always watch the video three times. Twice today with English subtitles on, and once tomorrow with the English subtitles off. This will reinforce the English you have learned! -- βœ… Support Me and Get These Members Only Perks: πŸ˜€πŸ’² If you would like to become a member of my channel here is the link: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCZJJTxA36ZPNTJ1WFIByaeA/join Becoming a member at every level has these benefits and perks: 1) For 10 minutes during each live stream you will be able to participate in the "Members Only" chat. 2) A cool crown beside your name during live streams and when making comments on videos. 3) Your name in green during live stream lesson chat. 4) You will have access to a members only video each Wednesday called, "Wednesdays with Bob". These are behind the scenes bonus videos with full English transcripts for your listening practice. 5) A full transcript for every Tuesday video. βœ… Join now to receive these perks: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCZJJTxA36ZPNTJ1WFIByaeA/join I really appreciate those you that have chosen to thank me in this way! Please only support me if you can afford it! If you prefer to support me via Patreon, here is a link to that page: https://www.patreon.com/bobthecanadian Thank you for your generosity! -- βœ…SEND ME A POSTCARD: Bob the Canadian P.O. Box 419 Smithville, Ontario Canada L0R2A0 -- TAKE YOUR ENGLISH CONVERSATIONS TO THE NEXT LEVEL: βœ…Talk to a real English tutor / teacher at preply: http://tracking.preply.com/SH2X (This is an affiliate, signing up for this service helps support my channel). -- FOLLOW ME: βœ… I have a second Youtube channel right here: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCmW5tmKIBrryNf5n-_A6Fmw βœ… P.S. If you are interested I have created a podcast of my shorter English lessons. It is right here: https://www.buzzsprout.com/1310116 -- #englishlesson #learnenglish #bobthecanadian **Note: All images used under: CC0 License βœ“ Free for personal and commercial use βœ“ No attribution required From pexels.com or pixabay.com

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Well hello and welcome to this English lesson where we're
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going to learn how to describe situations and experiences that
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we have had. So you may have had different experiences in
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your life and you might describe them in this way right
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now. It was fun or it wasn't fun. Or I liked doing that or I
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didn't like doing that. In this English lesson we're going to
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look at a whole bunch of other ways to describe experiences
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and situations that you've been in Let me just repeat that for
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a sec. We usually say experiences that you had or
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situations that you've been in. So we kind of use each word a
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bit differently but they both refer to the things that happen
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in life or the things that you do in life. So once again
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welcome to this English lesson where we're going to talk about
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how to describe situations and experiences. One way to
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describe something is to say that it was confusing but often
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we use the little phrase hard understand. This is a huge
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classroom probably at a university. And maybe the
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professor isn't very easy to understand. The professor is
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hard to understand. If someone said to you how was the class
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that you went to today? You could say oh it was really
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confusing. The professor is hard to understand or the class
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was hard to understand. Uh this happened to me in university
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when I took my second calculus class. I think I mentioned that
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before. When I took kelp one it was easy to understand. When I
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took kelp two calculus two it was hard to understand. I
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passed but my grade wasn't very good at all. You can also in
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English in a very informal way say that it was something else
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when you're describing something. So let me use this
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in a few example sentences because it's kind of a weird
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little little phrase. If I went kayaking on this beautiful
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lake. If someone said what was that like? What was that
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experience like? I might say it was somewhere Something else.
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So what this means is that it was amazing. It was wonderful.
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Uh it was just awesome. It was really really fun. Uh when you
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say an experience or a situation was something else.
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It just means you really really enjoyed it. Uh maybe you went
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to a concert and it was just amazing. You saw Ed Sheeran.
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You might say oh it was something else. It was amazing.
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So kind of an informal way to describe something that is
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really cool, really fun, really amazing. And then we have a
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simpler way to describe something here and it's just to
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say that something is enjoyable. We often use this
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when we talk about having a meal with others. So if you
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have the experience of having a meal with friends or family you
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might say oh it was a very enjoyable meal. Um it was just
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an enjoyable time. We went to a restaurant. The the food was
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delicious. Uh we had really good conversation. It was a
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very enjoyable time. Or it was a very enjoy enjoyable thing to
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do. Sorry I'll Try to pronounce the English words correctly as
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I do this lesson. Um by the way when I do these lessons it's
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very enjoyable for me. I hope it's enjoyable for you. Eerie.
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So when I think of the word eerie I usually think of being
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alone usually not somewhere like not in a city. Usually
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like out in a country. If I walked down this path at night
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and there was just a little bit of moonlight coming through the
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tree branches I would describe that walk as an eerie
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experience. I if someone said how was your through the forest
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at night. I I would say oh it was eerie. There were little
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sounds I could hear and the wind was blowing a little bit
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and making this funny noise or I couldn't quite see it was a
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little bit dark. It was just very eerie. I thought I was
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hearing things all around me. So when something is eerie it
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means a little bit scary a little bit spooky might be
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another word that we would use. Uh but certainly a walk through
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the forest at night would be eerie. Uh so this is a very
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informal word. I had to look it up to make sure that it's
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actually a word in English but when something is really boring
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sometimes we call it a snooze fest. So I'll use the example
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again of a classroom but it this time a teacher who's
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really boring where as you're as you're listening you might
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actually be starting to fall asleep or you might just use
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the word snooze fest to describe something that was
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really boring and you didn't actually fall asleep sometimes
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when sitting and listening to someone talk for a long time.
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Uh you could describe it as saying oh that lecture was
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really boring or that talk was was just a snooze fest. Um
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which means it was so boring you could have fallen asleep.
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Or it might even mean you did fall asleep. That can happen as
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well. Again a very informal word snooze fest. Um but I
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thought it was just a word I made up but it if you look it
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up on Google you'll actually find a definition for the word.
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Outstanding. So when you describe something as
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outstanding it means that it was done at a very high level.
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It means that if you're watching a performance the
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dancers or actors or singers were perfect. They just you
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were just amazed at how good of a job they did. So if I went to
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see a show maybe some kind of stage show. If someone said oh
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what was what was the play like? I can say oh it's
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outstanding. It was just amazing. It was one of the best
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plays I've ever seen. So when you something as outstanding.
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You just mean that it's really really well done. I would use
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this to describe I don't know if you know English with Lucy.
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English with Lucy is another YouTube channel and she teaches
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English and her lessons are outstanding. That's how I would
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describe them. They are really well put together. She's very
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well spoken. Very logical. That's always important to me.
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I like people who are logical. So I would say her lessons are
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outstanding. Now the opposite would be what we call a
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letdown. Maybe you've wanted to go to a concert for a long time
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and you bought tickets and you went to the concert and it
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wasn't very good. Maybe the musicians sound really good
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when you listen to a recording but when they play live they
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just don't do a good job. You would say oh it was a let down.
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How was the concert? It was it was a let down. It was kind of
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a let down. They they weren't as good as I thought they were
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going to be. Another example would be If you were going to
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see a play and there was a famous actor in the play and
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then the day you go that actor is sick and they have someone
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fill in the understudy performs instead you would say the play
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was really good but it was a bit of a let down because the
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main actor wasn't there. So a let down. Hope my lessons
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aren't a let down for you. I hope they're outstanding. Now I
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wouldn't describe my own lessons that way. Hey when you
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have a lot of fun when you go out with friends or maybe go
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out with family and you really enjoy yourself. We sometimes
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say that it's a blast. Uh How was your day at the beach? It
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was a blast. We had so much fun. We played volleyball. We
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laughed. At night we had a campfire on the beach. I had a
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blast or it was a blast. You can use either way to describe
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it. Um so definitely when you really enjoy something when it
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is a lot of fun we would say that it's a blast. Mesmerizing.
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When you describe an experience as mesmerizing you're basically
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saying you couldn't look away because it was so interesting.
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It was so cool. It was so fun to watch. When I think of the
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word mesmerizing I usually think of musicians who are
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really good at playing their instrument. When I watch
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someone who's a really good guitar player and I watch their
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fingers on the guitar and I hear the sounds it's
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mesmerizing. I can't I can't help but just watch them play.
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Um I'm not how would I say this? It's not hypnotizing.
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That's a little bit different but mesmerizing just is a time
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when you're in a situation or experience where you just watch
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what's happening and you just really really enjoy it. And
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then out of this world. I think I talked about this phrase in
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another lesson a few weeks ago. I think I described a trip as
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being out of this world. When you say something is out of
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this world it just means it was like so fun, so enjoyable, so
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awesome. It was one of the most amazing things you've ever done
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in your life. So if you ever went on a trip and you stayed
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on a lake like this. And if someone said whoa whoa what was
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that like? You probably would say oh it's out of this world.
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Like at night we could see the northern lights. Uh at night we
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could see lightning bugs flying around. You might describe it
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as out of this world. Something that was just really really fun
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enjoyable and beautiful I think. All of those things.
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Captivating. So I would say captivating fits in the same
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category for me as mesmerizing. When I think of something
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that's captivating it's again when you're appreciating
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something so much you you just you just can't stop watching.
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When you go to a concert when you go to a show if something
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just you know you visually it's amazing. When you hear things
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it's amazing. Um we would just say it's captivating. When
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people dance it can be captivating. When people play
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an instrument it can be captivating. It just means that
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They do it well to the point where you just really enjoy
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watching them do it. Worth it. So this is a phrase that people
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have asked me about people who are learning English. What does
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worth it mean? Well worth it means that something you did
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something and you're glad that you did it. Hey have you ever
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gone to Disneyland? Yeah I went last year. Was it worth it? Oh
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it was totally worth it. We had so much fun. And the flip side
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would be no it wasn't worth it. We didn't have any fun and it
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was really expensive. So when you describe something as being
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worth it. We're not Always talking about money but a
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little bit. You know. Was the concert worth it? Oh yeah. I
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totally would go again. It was totally worth it. I don't mind
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that I spent $100 to see Ed Sheeran it was worth it. So
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you're what you're saying is the amount of money you spent
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or the time you spent was valuable to you. You were like
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yes this was a good decision. Uh I was happy that I did this.
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Over the top. When we say something is over the top. We
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mean it's amazing but it might even be like almost too much. A
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good example would be this. If you go to a concert and you see
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that they have giant screens everywhere. Like they actually
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have more screens than they need. You could say oh that it
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was just over the top. They went over the top for that
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concert. I mean there were 27 big screens in the stadium. So
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when you say over the Top. You mean you were expecting
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something to be this good and it was even better but maybe in
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a slightly crazy way. It was over the top. My lessons are
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not over the top. My lessons are as good as they need to be.
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That's how I would describe them. Hard to follow. Now this
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one is similar to the first one we look at looked at we talked
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about hard to understand. When you say that something is hard
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to follow. If you said well the class it was hard to follow. Or
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the prof he was hard to follow. Um it doesn't mean you're
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walking behind them. It means you're having trouble
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understanding. You might be experiencing this when you
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watch my videos I might talk too fast for you and you might
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find that it's hard to follow the lesson. So when you
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describe something as hard to follow it means you're having
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trouble understanding it. Maybe your why a lot of English
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television and in some cases you can understand what's
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happening but with other shows you find it hard to follow,
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hard to understand. Nasty. Now the word nasty has a lot of
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different meanings. When I think of describing a situation
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and using the word nasty I usually think of a storm. So
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sometimes we'll just have a really nasty storm at night.
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That means there's lots of wind and lightning and rain and
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thunder. Uh it's just a crazy storm. So when you describe
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something as nasty. It means that it's not pleasant. So you
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would describe something nasty as being enjoyable. You would
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say oh that was a nasty storm last night. I hope trees didn't
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blow over in the wind. It was nasty. Remarkable. So when you
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describe a situation as remarkable. Um you're basically
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saying it's something you'll remember for a long time.
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You're saying that you did enjoy yourself. Let's say you
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visit a city somewhere. And you just really enjoyed all of the
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buildings you saw. You could say oh it's just remarkable. I
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went to Toronto and it was remarkable. Um it could also be
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that you're impressed. Like maybe you just thought wow
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they've built some really beautiful buildings in this
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city. Uh it is definitely remarkable. So memorable would
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be another word you could use. But remarkable simply means
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that you liked it a lot. Puzzling. When you find a
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situation puzzling it means that you were somewhere and you
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needed to figure out something and you had trouble figuring it
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out. I find it puzzling when I'm in a traffic jam because I
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don't understand why it's happening and I don't know how
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to get out of it. You just have to wait. So when you say
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something is puzzling it means it's hard for you to understand
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either why it's happening or it's hard for you figure out
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how to get out of the situation. Um let's say you
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were sitting in a class in school and it was the wrong
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class. You might say oh this is really puzzling. Why am I in
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the wrong class and how do I what do I do now? So it's when
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you're in a situation where you don't know how you you don't
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know necessarily how you got there and you don't know how to
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get out of it. By the way that was a pretty bad explanation of
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puzzling. You should look that one up online to get a better
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definition Um inspiring. When something is inspiring it makes
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you want to do better things in your life. So the best example
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would be maybe you went and listened to someone talk and
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they talked about things you could do to do a better job at
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work. Maybe your work sent you to a workshop and they had a
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speaker there who taught you some techniques to be more
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efficient at work. You could say that that that experience
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was inspiring. It Caused you to change how you do certain
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things in your life. It's why we have the term inspirational
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speaker. Sometimes you go and hear a speaker and the person
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can be described as inspirational. Um and you could
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use that to describe the event as well. You could say oh that
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workshop was inspiring or the workshop was inspirational. It
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made me want to do things in a better way. Creepy. Whenever I
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think of creepy I think about there's a lake close to my
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house. And when I was a teenager there was an old house
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on the lake. This is not it. This is just a picture. Uh it
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was an old house on the lake and it had like all the windows
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were broken. And one of my friends like to go there at
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night to explore that house. And I found the house really
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creepy. And I found the experience really creepy. Um we
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would go with flashlights and we would kind of he was always
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looking for old coins and those kinds of things. So I found it
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very creepy. Um mostly because noone lived in the house. The
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house was starting to fall apart. Uh and we would always
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go at night. By the way if you watch any kind of horror movie.
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You would probably say the movie was really creepy. And we
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even have a phrase in English you could say oh it creeped me
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out. So when something creepy it's a little bit scary. That
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would be how I would describe it. Too much or overwhelming.
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When you describe something as being too much or when you say
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something was overwhelming. You're basically saying that
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you weren't comfortable there. For me when I'm in a crowd of
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people it's too much. It's too much for me. When I go to a
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sporting event and it's crowded like this it's too much. When I
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go to the a store and if the music's really loud it's too
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much for me. So it's when something is uncomfortable it's
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when you don't like something it's when usually your senses
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maybe your sense space or your sense of touch or hearing or
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smell there's just too much happening and you would say you
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would use too much to describe it like oh I went to the
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concert and I was in the front row but it was too much for me.
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It was it was too loud. It was too crowded. It was too much. I
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did not like it at all. It was overwhelming. And we use this
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phrase a lot by the way. Too much. Um yeah it was just too
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much for me. Mystical. Whenever I think of an experience that's
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mystical it's usually something that happened early in the
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morning. I was on a trip once for school. Uh and I couldn't
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sleep because of the time change. And so I went for a
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walk before the sun came up. And I would say that walk that
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experience was very mystical. Um I saw the sunrise. Um there
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were no people around. I was just in nature. So I would say
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Mystical is a beautiful feeling you get usually from being in
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nature at a time when something cool is happening like a
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sunrise or a sunset. Um maybe you're walking along the ocean
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hearing the waves and watching the sun go down. You might say
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that it's that's a very mystical experience. And then
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of course we have magical which is very very similar. Magical
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would again be used to describe an experience that you just
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really enjoyed and was really fun it was very very
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interesting and it made you feel really really cool inside.
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Like if I visited this castle I would probably say the
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experience of visiting the castle was very magical. Um I
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felt like I was in another time and place.
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A zoo. So I used this phrase in a short lesson a few weeks ago.
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I said ah it was a zoo. So the best example I can come up with
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for describing a situation as a zoo would be Black Friday in
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North America. So Black Friday is a day in November where the
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stores have really cheap things. So for one day you can
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buy all kinds of things like TVs and other items for not
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very much money. But it's a zoo. People line up in the
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morning. When they open the doors it looks like this
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literally. People run in and they they fight over things and
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they get mad and they yell at each other and everyone's
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trying to buy the same thing at the same time. I would describe
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that as a zoo. Ah it was a zoo. Sometimes my classes my
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students have lots of energy. And they're having trouble
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sitting in their seats. And when I come home I might say
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Jen Might say how were your classes? And I might say oh it
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was a zoo today. Um you do know what a zoo is right? A zoo is a
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place where there's lots of animals. So when we use this
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phrase when we describe something as a zoo we're
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basically saying people are acting crazy in that situation.
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Nuts. So this is a very informal way to describe
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something similar to when you say something was a zoo. Every
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time Apple comes out with a new phone people line up for hours
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at the Apple Store in their city to get the new phone. And
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I just think this is nuts. When you say something is nuts. It
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means you're like I don't know why people do that. They're a
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little bit crazy maybe. I wouldn't do that. I just think
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it's nuts. You can also use nuts to describe something like
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this. You could say oh it was nuts at the store. There were
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so many people there and they were all trying grab the same
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thing. So when you say something is a zoo or when you
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say something is nuts it's very very similar. Both very
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informal. Uh but both quite common. A ghost town. So a
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ghost is like a spirit of someone after they've died. I
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don't really believe in ghosts. But when you have a town with
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no people in it we call it a ghost town. We also describe
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something where there are no people as a ghost town. If I
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went to the grocery store in the middle of the night it
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would be a ghost town. There wouldn't be any people in the
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store except for the cashiers. So you can use ghost town to
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describe anything I was going to say that is devoid of
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people. Do you know the word devoid? Uh this when something
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is devoid of something it means that it's not there. But when a
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store is empty in the middle of the night you might describe it
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as a ghost town. And then of course one other word on the
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same level is packed. So we're talking about a place being
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very crowded. Uh what was it like at the grocery store? It
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was packed. There were so many people there. What was it like
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at the restaurant? The was packed, we had to wait an hour
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to get a seat. So when you say something is packed, it means
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it is very very crowded. It means that there are a lot of
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people there. And then pleasant. When you describe
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something as being pleasant it means that you enjoyed it. I
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lot of times I think about conversations. We sometimes
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describe conversations as being pleasant. Oh I had a really
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pleasant conversation with my mom the other day. That means I
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had a nice conversation. An enjoyable conversation. It
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means I smiled a lot during the conversation. So when you
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Describe an event a situation or an experience as pleasant.
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It means it made you happy. It was nice. Energizing. When I go
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for a walk it's energizing. You would think if I went for a
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walk I would be tired after my walk. But any kind of exercise
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I do actually gives me more energy for the day. When I go
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for a walk I'm more alert. I'm more awake. I'm very very
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energized. So you could say that working out is energizing.
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It gives you energy. Refreshing. When you describe
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something as being refreshing it means that you've done
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something differently or you've done something that just makes
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you feel very very calm and peaceful. Um when you go to
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maybe yoga class which I've never really done I don't
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think. I think you would think it's very refreshing. You might
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even say it's a breath of fresh air. So at work sometimes we do
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something different. And it's very refreshing. Sometimes we
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eat lunch outside instead of eating lunch inside and it's
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very refreshing. We're doing something new in a different
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place and it's kind of a breath of fresh air. Exhausting. So I
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tried to find a picture of someone babysitting or taking
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care of young children. Uh because that can be exhausting.
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When you do something that makes you very tired. When you
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do something that makes you unhappy tired. Maybe you have
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to do it for a long time. We describe it as exhausting. You
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could describe your job as exhausting. If I had a job
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where I had to lift bricks all day. I would come home say work
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was exhausting today. The experience was exhausting. So
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it just means something that made you very very tired.
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Harrowing. So a harrowing experience is an experience
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that was very stressful. A car accident would be a harrowing
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experience. If you were in a store and the store got robbed
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that would be a harrowing experience. When we say
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something is a harrowing experience it's very stressful
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it's probably something bad that has happened. Um and it's
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probably something like the two examples I just gave you. Um
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certainly if you are in a car accident it's a very harrowing
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experience. It's frightening. It's stressful. It is not
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pleasant at all. Exhilarating. I'll say that word again.
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Exhilarating. Probably a hard word for English learners to
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learn to pronounce. But when something is exhilarating it it
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means it's very very exciting. So when you go on a roller
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coaster it's definitely exhilarating. It's something
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that it's not that you're afraid but it's something that
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gives you an adrenaline rush. Do you know what adrenaline is?
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Your body releases adrenaline when you do something slightly
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scary or exciting or fun or extreme like going on a roller
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coaster. But certainly at the end of each school year as a
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school we sometimes go to an amusement park. And when I go
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on the roller coaster it's exhilarating. So I want to say
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it's like scary but in a good way. Does that make sense? Like
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it's a little bit scary but it's also a lot of fun. It's
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kind of a mixture of the two. Well organized. I love going to
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events that are well organized. I love it when I'm in a
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situation at work. And someone has organized something and
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it's just well organized. It's so nice it's just a better
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experience when it's well organized. I sometimes go to
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teacher conventions. And I really like when the convention
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is well organized. So everything runs on time.
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There's a schedule for the day. Lunch is ready when lunch
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starts. You don't have to wait for lunch. So everything
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whoever is in charge has organized the event well and
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it's well organized. As opposed to a mess or a disaster. So you
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can describe something as a mess. Even if it's not messy.
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Okay so a mess is when let's say after you eat in your
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kitchen. Maybe you eat takeout and there's just stuff
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everywhere we say it's a mess. But if you go to an event
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that's not well organized you could say it's a mess. So maybe
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it was supposed to start at nine and it doesn't start till
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ten. Um maybe they they had a microphone and the microphone
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stopped working. And then everyone was supposed to have
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lunch at noon but lunch wasn't ready until 1230. You would say
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ah the whole day was a mess. It was a disaster. It was not well
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organized. So when you say something's a mess it's the
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opposite of saying that it's well organized. Excruciating.
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Another word that's probably hard to pronounce.
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Excruciating. When something is excruciating it's really hard
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to watch or listen to because it might be boring. It might be
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very badly done. It might just be maybe you can tell they
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weren't well prepared. A good example Would be listening to
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someone play a musical instrument when they're not
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good at it but they play a really long song. So when I was
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I used to go to piano recitals. And children would play piano.
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And most of the children would have really good songs and play
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them. But every once in a while one of the kids would play a
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song and you could tell they hadn't practiced very much. And
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it was excruciating Basically means it was it's really hard
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to sit there and listen to because it wasn't well done and
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they weren't well prepared. Excruciating.
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