86 – Safe, Safety, & Safely – Confusing English Words

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NYC is a pretty safe city

Safe, safety, & safely are confusing words for a lot of English learners. For today’s English lesson, let’s have a look at the difference between these three words and how you can use them your English conversations and writing.

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Here are the example sentences:

Safe is an adjective:
These days, New York is a safe city
The government has done many things to make the city safe for everyone.
The subways are safe at night, too!
You can feel safe riding a taxi in New York.

Safety is a noun:
Safety is a big concern for a lot of people.
The railroad cares about the comfort and safety of the passengers.
Your safety is important to us.

Safely is an adverb:
You can safely ride the subway in New York at night.
If you safely use this gas stove, you’ll have no problems.
Please drive safely. It’s raining very hard.

Yesterday’s listening challenge answer:
  • There are four different ways do we use let it/something/someone go.
Today’s listening challenge:
  • Based on the talk at the beginning of this podcast, how do you feel about New York City?

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81 – Taste vs. Flavor – Confusing English Words

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This dish has a wonderful flavor!

Taste & flavor are both nouns and verbs with similar meanings, but we use them differently. For today’s English podcast lesson, let’s have a look at how we use taste & flavor in Everyday English.
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Here are the example sentences:

Taste as a noun:

  • Too much salt will ruin the taste of that steak.
  • I like the taste of that ice cream.
  • Jane’s homemade yogurt has a very nice taste.

Taste as a verb:

  • Thai curry tastes delicious.
  • Chocolate and potato chips taste great together.
  • Some people say that rabbit tastes like chicken.

Taste meaning sense:

  • I like Jane’s taste in fashion.
  • Jackie has good taste in interior decoration.
  • Jack has good taste in shoes.

Flavor as a noun:

  • The food in that restaurant has true Japanese flavor
  • The flavor of this pizza is just amazing.
  • I like the flavor and the texture of that yogurt.
  • Which ice cream flavor do you like – chocolate or vanilla?
  • This soda comes in several flavors, including cherry, orange, and grape.

Flavor as a verb:

  • The chef flavors the soup with salt and bay leaves.
  • My mom flavors her pasta sauce with garlic.
Yesterday’s listening challenge answer:
  • This fall, Michael is thinking of taking a vacation.
Today’s listening challenge:
  • What kind of food is Michael into these days? Do you like it?

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79 – Appointment, Reservation, Meeting, & Plans – English Vocabulary Lesson

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She has a lot of appointments!

Appointment, reservation, meeting, & plans are similar, so they can be confusing for a lot of English learners. For today’s English lesson, I’m going to show you how these four words are used. Check it out!

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Here are the example sentences:

Appointment:

  • I have a dentist appointment on Thursday morning.
  • Jenny made an appointment with her trainer at 4:00.
  • I have six appointments in my schedule on Monday.

Reservation:

  • She made a reservation for 6:00pm at our favorite Italian restaurant.
  • Cathy has reservations at a really nice hotel in Vegas.
  • I need to call the airline to see if I can make a reservation to fly to Miami this weekend.

Meeting:

  • On Friday I have a meeting with a publishing company.
  • The board of directors will hold a meeting on September 1st.
  • I had a meeting scheduled for today but it got cancelled.

Plans:

  • I have plans with my sister for dinner.
  • On Friday I have plans with my friends to meet in Times Square.
  • Do you have any plans this weekend?
Yesterday’s listening challenge answer:
  • Yesterday I asked what you will do to study English. What is your answer?
Today’s listening challenge:
  • Which day is busier for Michael, Thursday or Friday? Why?

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