Hi guys. Welcome back to English with Max. In this video you are going to learn

10 advanced adjectives to help you avoid using the word "very". Don't worry, there's

nothing wrong with the word "very". I know I use it very frequently, but it gets a

bit boring if you use it constantly.

Before we begin, if you would like to learn more advanced vocabulary, make sure

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description. Let's first look at the words and their meanings. After that we

will practise them in sentences. I will also give you some time to repeat the

sentences after me so you can practise your pronunciation. The first word is

spotless. Spotless. This means very clean. Pay attention to

how the T is pronounced in the middle of the word. It's a very soft T.

We don't usually say "spoT-less". We say "spotless". Spotless. The opposite of very

clean is obviously very dirty. Instead of very dirty, you can say filthy.

The kitchen was filthy. Now let's look at very bad. You probably already know some

words that mean very bad, like horrible or terrible, but a word that many

non-natives don't know is atrocious. Atrocious.

You could say, for example: That movie was atrocious.

Another way to say very painful is excruciating.

Excruciating. Let's break that down. Ex-cru-ci-a-ting. Excruciating.

Number five. Instead of saying very wet, you can say soaked.

Soaked. We normally use it for things that absorb water very easily,

for example, clothes or towels. But you can also use it for people. Like: I forgot my

umbrella so I was soaked by the time I got home.

If you want to say that someone has a lot of money, you can say that they are very rich.

Another way to say this is wealthy. Wealthy.

And now a couple of words to talk about the weather.

Instead of saying very cold, you can say freezing. It's freezing outside.

The opposite is of course very hot. Another way to say this is boiling. It's boiling

outside. We also often put "hot" after "boiling". Like: It's boiling hot today.

Number nine. Instead of saying very hungry, we can say ravenous. Ravenous.

And finally, instead of using very old, we can use ancient. Ancient.

You can use this for things or for people. That computer is ancient.

My economics professor is ancient.

Now let's look at all of these words in sentences.

This part is extremely important because it will help you to remember the words

and it's a good opportunity for you to practise your pronunciation. I will pause

after each sentence so you have time to repeat it after me. It might help to

watch the movement of my lips. I hope there's no food in my teeth.

Number one: George's room is always spotless.

Now you say it.

Again: George's room is always spotless.

Number two: Frank's room, on the other hand, is usually filthy.

Again: Frank's room, on the other hand, is usually filthy.

And in case you don't know who Frank and George are...

This is George and this is Frank.

Number three: He's a good writer, but his spelling is atrocious.

Did you notice how I said "but his"?

I didn't pronounce the H. I actually said "but-is". "But-is".

One more time. He's a good writer, but his spelling is atrocious.

Number four: When I had appendicitis, the pain was excruciating.

When I had appendicitis, the pain was excruciating.

My shoes were soaked after I walked home in the rain.

My shoes were soaked after I walked home in the rain.

Number six: She's become an incredibly wealthy woman.

Again: She's become an incredibly wealthy woman.

Number seven: Can you turn on the heater? It's freezing in here.

Can you turn on the heater? It's freezing in here.

Number eight: You should wear light clothes because it's going to be boiling today.

You should wear light clothes because it's going to be boiling today.

Number nine: I haven't eaten all day and I'm ravenous.

I haven't eaten all day and I'm ravenous.

And now the final sentence:

Some people say that my phone's ancient because it's now two years old.

Some people say that my phone's ancient because it's now 2 years old.

If you would like to practise using these words, create your own sentences

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