Feb 18, 2022
Ranela‘s English Notes: Exercise (3min read)
Let’s practise these words together: 1) Listen to the word. (wait for a one second pause after) 2) Say the word with me. 3) Say the sentence with me. Are you ready? 26. gorgeous (allow a pause and then repeat with me) The bride looked gorgeous on her wedding day. 27. thoroughly I thoroughly enjoyed this week’s English class. 28. daughter My daughter asked if she could have a friend over for a playdate. 29. challenge I invite all English learners to take my monthly writing challenge. 30. enhance You will enhance your vocabulary by reading the news. 31. variety It is important to use sentence variety in your TOEFL essay. 32. influence Celebrities influence how young people act and dress. 33. effect The new company policy will take effect next month. 34. whistle My grandfather taught me how to whistle when I was a child. 35. throughout Racism has been a global issue throughout history. 36. adjective What adjective would you use to describe EnglishClub.com? 37. island Victoria is located on Vancouver Island in British Columbia, Canada. 38. appliance The washing machine is one appliance that many people could not live without. 39. shrimp Spaghetti with shrimp is a meal my husband often cooks for dinner. 40. refrigerator Another appliance that is considered a necessity is the refrigerator. 41. scissors Left handed people require a special type of scissors. 42. cough During the flu season, the students are taught to cough in their sleeves. 43. though I am getting hungry. I can wait a little longer for dinner, though. 44. through Our friends are going through a difficult divorce. 45. praise Offering generic praise like “good job” is not enough to motivate a child. 46. free Do you agree that the best things in life are free? 47. trade We want to trade our car in for a minivan. 48. vocabulary Expand your vocabulary by reading blogs when you are online. 49. psychologist A psychologist told me that I need to learn how to relax. 50.genuine The collector said our piece was a genuine antique. Pronunciation note: I have a Canadian accent. Though Canadian spelling usually sides with British English, Canadian pronunciation is closer to the American accent. Your teacher may have a different accent, such as a British or Australian one. Thanks again to all of the readers of ESL Magazine who helped create this second list. Share your own difficult words in the comments below. Add an example sentence and we may use it in an upcoming audio post.
Welcome to my English table. My name is Ranela from GLEx2020 Podcast. GLEx2020 means Global Language Exchange established in 2020 by Ranela and Sanchita. Join the Café where wannabe polyglots hang out. https://hilokal.page.link/5qkp At this table there are only a few rules: 1. Be kind. 2. Be curious. 3. Be non judgmental. My tables are just a place to chit chat with a native speaker. Get comfortable speaking English.
Tongue twisters are a great way to practice and improve pronunciation and fluency. They can also help to improve accents by using alliteration, which is the repetition of one sound. They’re not just for kids, but are also used by actors, politicians, and public speakers who want to sound clear when speaking. Below, you will find some of the most popular English tongue twisters. Say them as quickly as you can. If you can master them, you will be a much more confident speaker. Peter Piper picked a peck of pickled peppers A peck of pickled peppers Peter Piper picked If Peter Piper picked a peck of pickled peppers Where’s the peck of pickled peppers Peter Piper picked? Betty Botter bought some butter But she said the butter’s bitter If I put it in my batter, it will make my batter bitter But a bit of better butter will make my batter better So ‘twas better Betty Botter bought a bit of better butter How much wood would a woodchuck chuck if a woodchuck could chuck wood? He would chuck, he would, as much as he could, and chuck as much wood As a woodchuck would if a woodchuck could chuck wood She sells seashells by the seashore How can a clam cram in a clean cream can? I scream, you scream, we all scream for ice cream I saw Susie sitting in a shoeshine shop Susie works in a shoeshine shop. Where she shines she sits, and where she sits she shines Fuzzy Wuzzy was a bear. Fuzzy Wuzzy had no hair. Fuzzy Wuzzy wasn’t fuzzy, was he? Can you can a can as a canner can can a can? I have got a date at a quarter to eight; I’ll see you at the gate, so don’t be late You know New York, you need New York, you know you need unique New York I saw a kitten eating chicken in the kitchen If a dog chews shoes, whose shoes does he choose? I thought I thought of thinking of thanking you I wish to wash my Irish wristwatch Near an ear, a nearer ear, a nearly eerie ear Eddie edited it Willie’s really weary A big black bear sat on a big black rug Tom threw Tim three thumbtacks He threw three free throws Nine nice night nurses nursing nicely So, this is the sushi chef Four fine fresh fish for you Wayne went to wales to watch walruses Six sticky skeletons (x3) Which witch is which? (x3) Snap crackle pop (x3) Flash message (x3) Red Buick, blue Buick (x3) Red lorry, yellow lorry (x3) Thin sticks, thick bricks (x3) Stupid superstition (x3) Eleven benevolent elephants (x3) Two tried and true tridents (x3) Rolling red wagons (x3) Black back bat (x3) She sees cheese (x3) Truly rural (x3) Good blood, bad blood (x3) Pre-shrunk silk shirts (x3) Ed had edited it. (x3) We surely shall see the sun shine soon Which wristwatches are Swiss wristwatches? Fred fed Ted bread, and Ted fed Fred bread I slit the sheet, the sheet I slit, and on the slitted sheet I sit A skunk sat on a stump and thunk the stump stunk, but the stump thunk the skunk stunk Lesser leather never weathered wetter weather better Of all the vids I’ve ever viewed, I’ve never viewed a vid as valued as Alex’s engVid vid