76 – Cute vs Pretty vs Beautiful – Confusing English Words Lesson

76 - Cute vs Pretty vs Beautiful - Confusing English Words Lesson

Do you think she is cute? How about the toys?

Cute, pretty, & beautiful are three similar words, but we use them differently in English For today’s lesson, I am going to show you how to use this English grammar in your conversations and writing.
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Here are the example sentences:

Pretty as an adjective:

  • Jane is a pretty girl, just like her mother.
  • She was wearing a pretty dress.
  • Her new hair style is very pretty.
  • Cathy has a pretty feather in her hair.
  • What a pretty flower!
  • There was such a pretty sunset tonight.

Pretty is an adverb:

  • I am pretty tired.
  • The movie was pretty bad. I didn’t enjoy it at all.

Beautiful:

  • Jane is a beautiful girl, just like her mother.
  • She was wearing a beautiful dress.
  • Her new hair style is beautiful.
  • Chris has a beautiful feather in her hair.
  • What a beautiful flower!
  • There was such a beautiful sunset tonight.

Cute:

  • Jane is cute, just like her mother.
  • Chris has a cute feather in her hair.
  • She was wearing a cute dress.

Be careful!

  • You can say, “Hello Kitty is so cute” but not”Hello Kitty is so pretty.”
  • You can say, “That’s a cute dog” but not, “That’s a pretty dog”
Yesterday’s listening challenge answer:
  • Jack was sad because he had to pay a lot for his car repair. Jane was down because she wants to have her apartment painted, but it’s expensive
Today’s listening challenge:
  • Who does Jack think is beautiful?
  • Is this sentence OK or not….and why? “Jane’s cat is so pretty”

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70 – Good vs Well – Confusing English Words Lesson

70 - Good vs Well - Confusing English Words Lesson

I know New York well

Good & well are two similar words, but good is an adjective and well is an adverb. For today’s English lesson, I’m going to show you how you can use good & well in your conversations and writing.
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Here are the example sentences:

Good is an adjective:

  • The pizza there is so good. It is really good pizza.
  • They use good ingredients to make the pizza.
  • I think Bon Jovi is a good singer.

Well is an adverb:

  • I know pizza well.
  • The pizza is made well.
  • I think Bon Jovi sings very well.

Other example sentences:

  • The leather seats in the car feel so good.
  • The pizza tastes good.
  • These roses smell so good.
  • I’m not feeling well. I think I should go home early.
  • After a week with the flu, Jane is starting to feel well again.
  • Your new hairstyle looks good!
  • I love how you changed your garden. It looks good.
  • Mary looks good today. (This means she looks attractive, pretty, etc.)
  • Mary looks well today. (This means she looks healthy. Perhaps she was ill
  • yesterday.)
  • It’s my birthday today and I feel good.
  • Jane felt good after she took the headache medicine.
Yesterday’s listening challenge answer:
  • The corrected sentence: “I went there to eat lunch”
  • Michael went out for ice cream after dinner last night
Today’s listening challenge:
  • According to the conversation, what’s new with Jack?

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58 – Early, Fast, & Quickly – Confusing English Vocabulary Lesson

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Early, fast, and quickly can be confusing to use, but for today’s English lesson, I’m going to show you how these three words can be used in an English conversation or in writing.
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Here are the example sentences:

Sometimes early is an adjective:
I ate an early dinner.
I have an early meeting with a client tomorrow.
I think Jack has an early flight.
Sometimes early is an adverb:
I ate dinner early yesterday.
I will go to work early tomorrow because I have a meeting at 8 a.m.
Jack’s flight left early.
Sometimes fast is an adjective:
Jack’s new car is very fast, especially on the highway.
I don’t have a lot of time today, so I need a fast lunch.
Thanks for your fast reply.
Sometimes fast is an adverb:
Jack drives his new car fast, especially on the highway.
That restaurant doesn’t serve its customers very fast.
I like working with Jenny. She always replies fast.
Quickly is only an adverb:
I ate dinner quickly because I had plans to meet a friend for a movie.

Yesterday’s listening challenge answer:
  • Michael doesn’t know how the weather is because his office doesn’t have a window!
  • At lunch time Michael bumped into an old coworker.
Today’s listening challenge:
  • Why doesn’t Mike sleep late?

Please feel free to write your answers in the comment box below.
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