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TEST Your English Vocabulary! Do you know these 15 advanced words?

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TEST Your English Vocabulary! Do you know these 15 advanced words?


Hi. I’m Vanessa from SpeakEnglishWithVanessa.com. Are you ready to test your vocabulary skills? Let’s do it. Today, I want to test you on 15 advanced English
vocabulary words that you’ll definitely hear in daily conversation, not words like convivial
that you’ll never hear Americans actually say. These are words that you’re going to hear
in conversation, in movies, in TV shows, and you are welcome to integrate them and add
them to your own personal vocabulary. I challenge you to test yourself. Try to get the correct answer to each sentence. And if you don’t get the answer correct, no
worries. That means that you’re ready to add a new
word to your vocabulary. So, you can write it down, make your own sentence
with it, read your sentence out loud, and enjoy yourself because adding to your vocabulary
can be fun, and also, it’s super useful. So, let’s start with the first sentence. I’m going to read you a sentence and there
are going to be two options for you to fill in the blank. I’ll give you three seconds, and you can try
to guess what the correct answer is before I explain it. Let’s get started. Sentence number one is, I need to practice
English because we have to … with the American branch next week. Is the word collaborate or is the word decide? We have to collaborate with the American branch. We have to decide with the American branch. Which word is the best fit for this sentence? I’ll give you three seconds. Three, two, one. The correct answer is collaborate. If you got this correct, congratulations. If not, I want to let you know that the word
collaborate means work together. So, you often use this in project situations. I have to collaborate with my classmates. We have to work together on a project. Or, I have to collaborate with the marketing
department or the American branch. We’re working on a project together. We have to collaborate. This is a beautiful advanced word. Of course, you can simply say work together. Great. No problem. But, this video is all about advanced English
expressions that are commonly used. So, you can say, “I have to collaborate with
the American branch.” Let’s go on to sentence number two. The second sentence is, what do you think
is the … time to go to bed? What do you think is the original time to
go to bed? What do you think is the optimum time to go
to bed? I’ll give you three seconds. Two, one. What do you think is the optimum time to go
to bed? The word optimum is just an advanced, beautiful
way to say best. What do you think is the best time to go to
bed. Here in this picture you can see … This
is not sponsored by this company. I just found this picture online. But, this company has decided to use the word
optimum to describe their product. When you take their product, you will get
the best sleep. You will get the optimum sleep. So, I hope that you can use this as an advanced
way to say best. Let’s go to the next one. Sentence number three. When he told me about his experience growing
up during the war, I realized how … kids are. I realized how resistant kids are. I realized how resilient kids are. Both of these words sound similar, so make
sure that you choose the correct one. I’ll give you three seconds. Three, two, one. I realized how resilient kids are. This is a beautiful word. There’s a lovely Z sounds in there. Resilient, resilient. This means that you’re able to survive even
though you have difficult circumstances You’re able to keep going. Kids are the perfect example of this. Even though a lot of kids grow up in a difficult
situation, they survive. They are resilient. They can adapt to those situations. All right. Let’s go onto the next one. Sentence number four. It made me really annoyed when my dad … at
my idea to interview the president. It made me really annoyed when my dad scoffed
at my idea to interview the president or when he scammed at my idea to interview the president? Which one is the best word for this situation? Three, two, one. It made me really annoyed when my dad scoffed
at my idea to interview the president. The word scoff is another excellent word. You can see by my facial expression that the
word scoff means you’re laughing. You’re making fun of. It’s often accompanied by this kind of puff
of air. If you are scoffing at someone else, you’re
kind of laughing or you think their idea is a little stupid or silly. You’re going to make that same sound. You think you can interview the president? That is scoffing. So when you hear someone scoffing, now you
know they are indeed scoffing. Let’s go to the next one. The fifth sentence is, in … I should have
bought stock in Google. In … I should have bought stock in Google. Is it in retrospect I should have bought stock
in Google or in honesty, I should have bought stock in Google? Which one feels the most right to you? I’ll give you three seconds. Three, two, one. In retrospect, I should have bought stock
in Google. This word retrospect is actually a word that
we studied in the Fearless Fluency Club a couple months ago. The first part of this word is retro. Retro means in the past and spect means looking. So, we can imagine we’re looking in the past,
but there is a slight little nuance about this word. It means we’re thinking about the past, but
it means that we realized in the past we made a bad decision. But in the past, I didn’t know it was a bad
decision, but now I realize in retrospect I should have bought stock in Google. I would be really rich right now. But you know, I didn’t do it, and probably
you didn’t either. So in retrospect, we can learn a lot. Let’s go to the next one. Number six: I asked her to help me move next
weekend, but her answer was kind of … She just said, “I don’t know. Maybe. We’ll see.” Was her answer inundated? Was her answer ambiguous? Which is the best word for this situation? Three, two, one. Her answer was ambiguous. This means that it’s not certain. I don’t actually know what her answer is. It’s not clear at all. You can see in this cool image here that it
is a little bit ambiguous. Do you see a rabbit or do you see a duck? It’s ambiguous. It’s not certain. It’s a beautiful word. Let’s go to the next one. Sentence number seven: Speaking only one language
… me from getting a promotion. Speaking only one language hinders me from
getting a promotion or speaking only one language diverts me from getting a promotion? What’s the best word for this situation? Three, two, one. Speaking only one language hinders me from
getting a promotion, and that’s why I’m here with Speak English with Vanessa to improve
my English and get a promotion. I hope it works for you. Here, this word, hinders, means stops or prevents. When you speak only one language, maybe that
is preventing you from getting a better job or it’s preventing or hindering you from getting
a promotion. This word hinder is a beautiful way to color
your vocabulary and sound like an advanced English speaker. Let’s go to the next one. Sentence number eight: My ancestors came to
the US and tried to … into the general American culture. They tried to asinine into the culture. They tried to assimilate into the culture. Which word is the best? Three, two, one. My ancestors came to the US and they tried
to assimilate to the general American culture. This means they tried to fit in. They tried to be similar to the general American
culture. This is something that was quite common, especially
in the early 1900s. People who came to the US from Italy, like
my ancestors, or Poland, or Ireland, or from other countries as well, they try to fit in
or lose their native culture and tried to assimilate into the general American culture,
which is why American culture nowadays is quite diverse because no one can actually
perfectly assimilate. We all keep little bits of our own culture
inside of us. But, this is the best word to describe this. They tried to assimilate into the general
American culture. Let’s go to the next one. Number nine: When the teenager hit my car
in the parking lot, I couldn’t believe how … he was. I couldn’t believe how nonchalant he was. I couldn’t believe how immune he was. What is the best word for this sentence? Three, two, one. When the teenager hit my car, I couldn’t believe
how nonchalant he was. This means not caring, cool. It doesn’t bother him. “Oh, I hit your car. It’s not a big deal. Oh, it’s all right. Don’t worry about it.” Nonchalant. I was quite surprised when the teenager hit
my car and he didn’t care. He was just nonchalant. It’s all right. Let’s just go hang out on the beach. Not exactly. That’s not exactly how you respond in that
situation. Let’s go to the next one. Sentence number 10: Last week, I was really
busy and didn’t get much sleep. But last night, I slept for nine glorious
hours, so this morning I feel … This morning I feel rejuvenated. This morning I feel modified. What’s the best word in this situation? I feel … Three, two, one. Rejuvenated. Here we’re talking about alive with energy. I feel like before I was tired, and now, all
of a sudden, I have more energy. I feel rejuvenated. So, what about for you? What makes you feel rejuvenated? Is it when you have a good chat with a friend,
or you go for a walk in the woods, or you get a good night’s sleep? What makes you feel rejuvenated? Let’s go to the next one. Number 11: When he made a remark about her
weight, he was … to the fact that she felt embarrassed. He was obvious to the fact that she felt embarrassed
or he was oblivious to the fact that she felt embarrassed? There is a slight difference between these
two words in their spelling, so make sure that you choose the word correctly, especially
if you’re writing it down. Don’t mess up. I’ll give you three, two, one seconds. The correct answer is he was oblivious to
the fact that she felt embarrassed. This means that he had no clue. He wasn’t paying attention at all. You can see in this image, this perfectly
describes oblivious. He’s looking at his phone. He’s telling someone, “I’ll see you later. Take care,” and then he’s about to step in
a giant hole. He is oblivious. He’s not paying attention. This is a beautiful word to talk about someone
who just has no idea. They’re just oblivious. They’re not knowing what’s going on. Let’s go to the next one. Number 12: One of the worst types of bullying
is to … someone from the group. Is to fund someone from the group? Is to ostracize someone from the group? Which one of these words is the best? I’ll give you three, two, one. The correct answer is one of the worst types
of bullying is to ostracize someone from the group. This means that you push them away. You ignore them. You don’t let them be your friend, to be part
of the group. This is something that is really harsh, especially
for teenagers because they really want to have friends and fit in. So, this is pretty tough. If you were ostracized as a kid or as a teenager,
I’m sorry. It’s really a difficult situation. Number 13: I was gonna arrest inside today,
but after I saw the sunny weather, I decided to go for a hike … of the moment. What is that word there? Spur of the moment or top of the moment? Which one of those words fits the best? I’ll give you three seconds, two seconds,
one second. The answer is I decided to go for a hike spur
of the moment. If you are in the Fearless Fluency Club this
month, you know that we have talked about this word, spur of the moment. It means spontaneously. I didn’t plan it. I was in fact planning to rest. But instead, I saw the weather and thought,
“Hey, I’ll just go outside and go for a hike.” I did it spur of the moment. I did it spontaneously. Let’s go to the next one. Number 15: Looking at your phone too much
can hurt your eyes, but if you … your body will hurt as well. If you sling, your body will hurt as well. If you slouch, your body will hurt as well. Which one of these two words will you choose? Three, two, one. The answer is looking at your phone too much
can hurt your eyes, but if you slouch, your body will hurt as well. This action of not sitting up straight, but
slouching, is a common vocabulary word these days because a lot of people are starting
to feel concerned about your posture while you’re looking at your phone. Especially, young people are looking at their
phones a lot during their body’s formative years. So, slouching can cause a lot of problems
later in life. A lot of parents say, “Don’t slouch. Don’t slouch. Sit up,” or teachers said that, “Hey, don’t
slouch. Sit Up.” Look at your posture right now. Are you slouching or are you sitting up? You can take a moment to correct your posture
and don’t slouch. So let’s go to the next one. Sentence number 15. This is the last one. You got this. The sentence is, someone said it’s going to
snow tomorrow. I know it’s only October, but I guess it’s
… But I guess it’s plausible. But I guess it’s passable. Which one of these two words is the best? Three, two, one. Well, someone said it’s going to snow tomorrow. It’s only October, but I guess it’s plausible. plausible. Don’t forget that L sound there. Plausible. This means that it’s possible, but not likely. You can see here in this fun image that I
found I was doing a search for the word plausible because I wanted to show an image to you,
and this image is perfect for the word plausible. They’re showing how the dinosaurs disappeared. Maybe in the science world there’s some controversy
about how dinosaurs disappeared. I don’t really know. I haven’t really researched it that much,
but here is a plausible, it’s possible, but not likely, situation. We have the animals on the ark. This is kind of the Christian idea of the
animals getting saved in the flood, and they are shooting and killing the dinosaurs. Do you think this happened? Very unlikely, but there’s no way to prove
it, so it is plausible. And that is a fun way to use the word plausible. So if someone tells you something that’s pretty
unbelievable, but it’s maybe possible, you could say, “Well, it’s plausible. Okay.” It’s not likely, but it’s plausible. Now I have a challenge for you. We’ve talked about 15 excellent advanced English
vocabulary words. I want you to choose one or more, if you’d
like, and try to make your own sentence in the comments with this word. We’ve got a lot of options here. And if you have any questions about what I
explained, feel free to ask. I’ll try my best to help. Thank you so much for learning English with
me, and I’ll see you again next Friday for another lesson here on my own YouTube channel. Bye. The next step is to download my free ebook,
Five Steps to Becoming a Confident English Speaker. You’ll learn what you need to do to speak
confidently and fluently. Don’t forget to subscribe to my YouTube channel
for more free lessons. Thanks so much. Bye.

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100 thoughts on “TEST Your English Vocabulary! Do you know these 15 advanced words?”

  1. Speak English With Vanessa says:

    Thanks so much for expanding your vocabulary with me! Which words were new for you?
    Keep learning more useful vocabulary with me every month in The Fearless Fluency Club: http://www.speakenglishwithvanessa.com/fluency

  2. Simtan Sigufah says:

    Thnx a lot dear, so many new words came to know through ur video…..plz make more videos on vocabulary

  3. Aya Aya says:

    I used to think that I'm a resilient person but in retrospect I am not. In meantime, I can see that being resilient is a plausible thing.

  4. Armin Parekh says:

    I got full-marks, but the woman gets no marks, because she talks too-much. Her verbosity irritates.

  5. Arvind Singh says:

    Ur video is really hlpful…it would b better if u explained both words…as eng is second lang 4 mny viewers……

  6. Black Swan says:

    Could you explain tenses… Please

  7. Abdullah Alghamdi says:

    I will collaborate with my friend to do the homeworks
    The Optimum time to work is from 8-10 a.m
    I think it's resilient to relax in a classroom
    While I was teaching my brother my sister scoffed at me
    In retrospect I should spent more time doing homeworks
    I asked my father to travel but his answer was kind of ambiguous
    Reading 10 pages a day hinders me to be the one who will make the changes in the future
    The education in Saudi Arabia tried to assimilate into the American
    Nowadays the majority of teenagers are nonchalant
    When I drink a cold water I feel rejuvenated
    My friend was oblivious when he felt in the big hole
    We ostracized our classmate when he was bullying our friend
    I decided to go a walk spur of the moment
    If you're not slouch, your body won't hurt
    It's plausible that humans kills each other

  8. Kalyan Kumar says:

    Ok lady, I'm familiar with all these words.

  9. THE TRUTH says:

    Amazing teaching style

  10. moises Hernandez says:

    Fantastic, thank you dear gorgeous.

  11. Brian Bureau says:

    Your enthusiasm is awesome, you also have very pretty eyes.

  12. jose gonzalez says:

    You are the most cute teacher ever I love 😍 your course

  13. jassiee sekhon says:

    M from Punjab ( India)

  14. Anupama Limbu says:

    11/14

  15. jairo alcides villamarin says:

    What a grate smile , Grate lesson. Desde Colombia, gracias

  16. Fayiz Raza says:

    It’s the first time that I watch your video. And you caught my eyes my sis. I have got new advanced words.
    Great going !!!
    Thank you 🙏
    I am from India 🇮🇳

  17. Марина Деньгуб says:

    You are so positive! Thanks))) It was really useful for me.

  18. Maryam Fatimah says:

    Do you have more videos like this?

  19. Atl Atl says:

    Awesome video!

  20. vivacious btch says:

    i only got 13 lmao

  21. Will Harper says:

    Well, I got them all correct except AMBIGUOUS. .lol

  22. Franklyn Claye says:

    Thank you very much for learning me new vocabulary.

  23. Franklyn Claye says:

    Thank you so much for learning me new vocabulary.

  24. Fardeen Khan says:

    Thank you mam for teaching new vocablury

  25. askarbek jumaniyozov says:

    Super thank you so much )) Hello from Uzbekistan

  26. ricchard64 says:

    Cheers Vanesa, you,re really fun!

  27. Toàn Đào says:

    Thank vanessa very much, i com from vietnam,

  28. pooja Kumari says:

    Wow….. I'm fell in lv wid u.r soooooo winsome, n I m sure u r gonna be the panacea of my vocabulary 😘😘😘😘it was a happy ending of this vedio bcz at least I learnt 15words from u

  29. rizwan ahmad says:

    You are super super.

  30. Jaime Trejo says:

    I really appreciate that way how you collaborate to us in our goal to learn English…. thank you very much you are awesome

  31. JUMAR, ULLANG CHANNEL says:

    nice video ma'am god bless,

  32. yhanie corregidor says:

    Got them all correct! 😍

  33. Aa Gunaone Update says:

    I really want to be proficient in English and speak fluently and correctly, can you teach me until I'm proficient Miss ? 🙏🙏🙏

  34. Md Aijazuddin Nizami says:

    You're great

  35. summer cloud says:

    Brilliant content, but if you make your video a bit shorter

  36. Movahed Abdolahi says:

    I think it is plausible that your real name isn’t Vanessa

  37. Linas Rimkus says:

    Don't slouch beady eye girl, look at me and smile

  38. Maulika Parmar says:

    interesting vidio
    I enriched my vocabularies

  39. Luthfi Nursina says:

    I've got new vocabulary, thanks Vanessa

  40. silentj624 says:

    Finally found a video where as a native English speaker I can say: "English is my first language, why am I watching this?" 😂😂😂

  41. Sean says:

    During the Annual General Meeting, my boss suggested that the way forward was to collaborate with Long Tong. This, according to him, would help to rejuvenate the organisation's spirit and elevate the profits to the optimum level. My boss was never the same person ever since he suffered from a stroke two years ago. He used to a strong leader and would never let any obstacles hindered his plans. When he fell, he would get back up in resiliency. Hence it was no wonder that Wu scoffed at the idea nonchalantly. Wu said that the idea did not sound plausible and would have a lot of ambiguities in its implementation. Wu was always an ambitious person and often ostracized his peers as he believed he was good enough to be in the chair of the organisation. Oblivious to Wu, Lee, the organisation's hitman, was already standing behind Wu. On the spur of the moment, the boss gave a cough and Lee swung a wine bottle on Wu's head. He continued hitting Wu's head until he slouched over the table. The blood and the wine flowed across the table in a strange artistic manner. In retrospect, Wu should have learnt to assimilate better into the organisation and not to speak unnecessarily.

  42. emily tq says:

    I want to cry… you are the best teacher that I want to watch on Youtube and I like your accent

    Regards from Ecuador🇪🇨🇪🇨🇪🇨

  43. Mathew John says:

    Great Miss. Could refresh most words and add 09,12,13 & 15 to my kitty. Thanks for that. Cute lively actions which makes everyone glued to your sweet class. Do continue with this. Expecting your next post soon Madam. Awaiting your class Miss. VANESSA Ji. God bless your sincere efforts.. From MATHEW = ALUVA, ERNAKULAM DISTRICT, KERALA, S. INDIA.

  44. Zaki Rizki says:

    i just already know the new vocabulary because of you.This video increased my vocabulary and how i should used them with sentence.Thank you so much

  45. SAMRI says:

    So lovey expression … I love you

  46. Mariyeh Gmaramawi says:

    Shoud We use "the" before optumum like When We use it for "best"?

  47. Insaf Ali Insaf Ali says:

    Superb mam

  48. Jeni Jeni says:

    Thanku

  49. Thu Ha says:

    Thanks a lot , perfect lesson

  50. Patience Teresia says:

    👏👏👏👏👏👏,I still got it but since I move from country to country,my eglish has become a bit basic. Thanks for this. I got this one hundred percent 😘

  51. Deep Kaur says:

    I slouched due to which i suffered a backbone plobrem. That's not really good for me.

  52. Deep Kaur says:

    Thank u mam . It really helped me . Plz make more like this one

  53. Deep Kaur says:

    👏👏👏👏👌👌 thanks for your concern

  54. Farheen Arif Arain says:

    Amazing teacher

  55. Dogy Don says:

    In retrospect, I should have subscribed to your channel and learnt more.

  56. Barli Riza says:

    T at "sentence-pronounciation" is not a silent letter, i look up at my dictionary. But I love this test.

  57. المارد المحبوب حسن ثلاثة says:

    thanks you're great teacher I have found I feel optimistic when I watch you online keep going and god bless you

  58. Nasra Yusuf says:

    Optimum

  59. Faustin Hakiza says:

    Since I came to United States I realize how resilient I was.

  60. Good Lock says:

    Sir very thank

  61. Trần Ngô Thanh Thư says:

    Hi everyone, if you want to practice english with me, please comment below 😊

  62. سعيد الغزاوي says:

    Thank you for adding new words to my list, the video was useful and geart.

  63. kevin nguyen says:

    Thank you thank you so much your video and your speaking help me alot.

  64. Josué SD says:

    The Retrospect is like a flashback

  65. Sunita Sharma says:

    Please tell the meaning of other word which is not used

  66. Sidra Meer says:

    Good job👍

  67. Abu Kawsar says:

    You are so good.

  68. Abu Kawsar says:

    Please please i wanna contact with you.

  69. M Dhunnoo says:

    Vanessa…you are awesomely smart and thé way you are reaching advanced English is fabulous. I adore thé way u teach.

  70. Bereket Gaeushun says:

    Waw!you so sweet .awesome teaching.

  71. Gullan Kamal says:

    Doing same mistakes hinders me from become more wise than before

  72. Gursewak Singh says:

    You are so nice mam

  73. Tj Dillashow says:

    Teacher, they are ostracizing me, cause i am more clever than them

  74. kritika bhardwaj says:

    Its plausible that the snakes earlier had legs.. but in real..this was just a theory..it wasn't real..but it can be possible..

  75. kritika bhardwaj says:

    I am resilient because i am resourceful

  76. kritika bhardwaj says:

    I usually like to collaborate with those..who are optimistic in life..and doesn't get jealous

  77. kritika bhardwaj says:

    The optimum temperature of a body is 37 degrees Celsius

  78. yanina rodriguez says:

    it s plusible that one day i remember all this!! cheers, that was super interesting indeed! i`ll watch it again for sure! regards from Argentina, Yani

  79. Abubakar lawan haruna says:

    I can’t say thank you enough

  80. 김혜빈 says:

    1. If we collaborate, we'll definately draw much more support from our users.

    2. It is the optimum way to get away from tricky questions.

    3. Leaders should be resilient because things are usually not going as you planned.

    4. I scoffed at his idea totally subconsciously, and he seemed really upset.

    5. In retrospect, I should have taken more care about my grades.

    6. The future is always ambiguous but that is the exciting aspect of the life.

    7. No one can hinder me from telling what I believe.

    8. I feel myself assimilating to Western culture, watching a lot of western TV shows.

    9. I hate nonchalant people who hurt other feeling and act as if it is nothing.

    10. I feel rejuvenated when I'm doing something worthy.

    11. I was totally oblivious that she had been right next to me for the whole time.

    12. They obviously ostracized me from the group.

    13. I just decided to travel abroad by myself spur of the point.

    14. I'm trying to not slouch for my back health.

    15. It seems plausible that his business will success.

  81. hashim gee says:

    i love u vanessa you are so cute

  82. Saroj Singh Official says:

    Plausibly, I am going to be a billionaire in the future. Would you marry me?

  83. Amanda Orbezo says:

    woww so helpful as always . thanks a lot Vanessa .
    my example: Sometimes I feel so frustated because some colleagues don't collaborate with me in the process of teaching this beautiful language.

  84. Daloo A says:

    My friends were scoffed at me yesterday.

  85. Daloo A says:

    I woke up this morning and i felt rejuvenated 🤩

  86. maria beltran says:

    Congratulations for your excellent video. I’m learning English. I’m in advance ESL CLASS. 😊

  87. Napattra Supackchookul says:

    Thank you so much from Thailand 🥰

  88. North Garcia says:

    Can I say "I did my optimum"?

  89. Nikita Gupta says:

    In retrospect I shouldn't have graduated from such expensive University ….I should have started my own YouTube channel like you did to help people with improving their skill and make life more fun…plausible???? Thanks so much!!!

  90. Edenilson De Matos says:

    I am so grateful for your teachings. I have a plan that one day visit you to say thank you.

  91. Vito Stanco says:

    I would like to not slouch every time I sit

  92. Francesca Casini says:

    I am an Italian native speaker and I could guess all the words which come from latin! Ambiguous/retrospect/collaborate..😊

  93. ALLAN BANDOJO says:

    HI MS.VANESSA!THANK YOU SO MUCH,I LEARNED A LOT,I FEEL REJUVENATED TODAY.

  94. nini bodaveli says:

    Hi, your lessons are so interesting and helpful, thank you so much!

  95. anum shahid says:

    Such a optimum video really help to improve language

  96. Mimi Starfish says:

    How do you pronounce BEAUTIFULL?

  97. Abhishek Gupta says:

    Mam your smile is incredible 😋

  98. Ravindran S says:

    What's the difference between ,vocabulary, glossary and advanced words ? please sister.

  99. Iman Razani says:

    Thanks very very good lady …I love you so much

  100. Yash Rajpurohit says:

    Please do make new new vocabulary videos every week, this is optimum way to learn new words! Thank U so mch 💚

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