Don't you hate it when you feel that you need to settle for a basic word instead of a more specific, accurate or sophisticated word?
Yes, I get it.
As speakers of English as a second language, we always feel so limited because we get bored with the words that are available to us. Of course, we know a lot more words in English, we just don’t seem to use them as often.
Watch the previous episode to see why.
This episode will help you understand how to integrate more words into your speaking and how to create variety in your speech (so instead of saying the same basic words, I’m offering a few different expression to 8 VERY commonly used words)
Here add all 8 words and all the substitutions I offer in the video.
And an example sentence for every substitution:
1. I think
I feel that he’s not interested in pop music.
To me it’s not an issue.
As far as I can tell, no one was here.
It seems to me that you’re not that eager to memorize words.
2. It’s hard
It’s not so simple.
3. I’m happy
I’m genuinely happy to hear that
I’m so incredibly happy for you.
4. I agree
That's just what I was thinking.
I feel that way too.
5. It's important
It’s crucial that
It’s essential to know
It’s imperative that you practice the pronunciation of these words first
I’m concerned about their future.
I’m afraid something happened to him.
7. I want
I feel like getting coffee.
I’d love to go home now.
They came up with some valuable ideas.
It’s an exceptional product.
He added some helpful features to the program.
We gave the money to a worthwhile cause.
Do you use any other expressions instead of the ones I mentioned? Let me know in the comments below.
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