Hello everyone and welcome to today’s English speaking practice lesson. I am Nysha and you are watching me on your favorite channel to learn English, Let’s Talk. Look around you, we are all surrounded by different types of people at home, at work, out on the street, even in a social space or gathering..and the one thing we all have in common is that we each have a different personality, making no two people wholly same. And while describing people, how many times have you found yourself using simple adjectives such as clever, talkative, careless, reserved or cheerful to name a few? There are so many personality adjectives out there, but what if today I taught you to replace these very adjectives I mentioned now, with better, advanced adjectives to mean the same thing? In your quest to learn English as a second language or simply to expand your vocabulary, today let’s learn advanced English vocabulary to describe someone’s personality so that you can uplift your English vocabulary game. Are you ready?
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Hello everyone and welcome to today’s lesson. I’m Nysha and you’re watching me on your favourite channel to learn English, Let’s Talk. Look around you, we are all surrounded by different types of people at home, at work, out on the street, and the one thing we all have in common is that we each have a different personality, making no two people wholly same. And while describing people, how many times have you found yourself using simple adjectives such as clever, talkative, careless, reserved or cheerful to name a few? There are so many personality adjectives out there, but what if today I taught you to replace these very adjectives I mentioned, with better, advanced adjectives to mean the same thing? In your quest to learn English as a second language or simply to expand your vocabulary, today let’s learn advanced words to describe someone personality so that you can uplift your vocabulary game. Are you ready? Here we go… The first word is “Reticent”, reticent, used to describe a person who is reserved and doesn’t like to speak much or reveal their feelings. If you or someone you know prefers to keep their feelings to themselves and is usually the quiet one in big and rowdy groups when everyone is talking over each other and having a real banter, then this personality is described as a reticent person. So the next time you wish to describe someone as rather quiet and reserved replace quiet and reserved with this word reticent. He or she is a reticent person. Here’s an example sentence, He was extremely reticent and said little when asked about his opinion on the topic. The second word we have is “Loquacious”, loquacious, say it with me, loquacious. This is the total opposite of quiet and reserved. A loquacious person has the habit of talking a lot. Someone who is excessively talkative, sometimes so much that it can get on your nerves. So instead of describing such a person as highly talkative, next time use the word Loquacious to describe them. Here’s an example sentence of what one could have normally said using the first word and the second word, “When we first met I found her to be quite reserved, but over time as I got to know her, it surprised me to know how talkative she is. I have to literally tell her politely to stop talking. Now let’s try something, let’s use the word reticent and loquacious in this sentences and how would we use it? “When we first met I found her to be quite reticent, but over time as I got to know her, it surprised me to know how loquacious she is. I have to literally tell her politely to stop talking. See doesn’t it sound so much better and makes you sound that much smarter using these adjectives? We have an advanced word for someone smart too and the word is “Erudite”. If someone calls you erudite, they are paying you a huge compliment, believe me. Since the word erudite means intelligent, especially having great academic knowledge. So if you feel someone is extremely, knowledgeable and academically intelligent, say a class topper, you know who always comes 1st and passes all the exams with flying colours, the word to use for them is Erudite. Take a look at some example sentences, “The erudite student graduated at the top of her class.” “Our erudite tutor was able to answer every question asked by our class, even the most complex of questions on the subject matter.” So the word guys is erudite. Now, being an intelligent school or college topper and having a great deal of academic knowledge is great but sometimes just being bookish intelligent isn’t enough, is it? It’s important that you also have to be street smart. There are times, when people and situations test you and you need to be a person who is sharp and shrewd, and at the same time, intelligent. For example in business, you will find that business tycoons making billions, helming world famous empires, such as Bill Gates, Mukesh Ambani, Jeff Bezos to name a few, are not only intelligent but also highly street-smart businessmen, having good judgement of people and situations. So such intelligent and you could say shrewd and street smart individuals can be called as “Argute”. The word is argute. Let’s have a look at an example sentence of you could use this word, “It was evident that he was the most argute out of all delegates present at the Business Summit.” The most smart, the most shrewd and the most street-smart. The next word on our list is the word I like, “Sanguine”. Just almost flows as poetry, sanguine. If you or someone you know is confident, cheerful and has an extremely optimistic approach to life, no matter how bad or difficult situations get… then that person is described as sanguine. Let’s have a look at how this word can be used in a sentence, “It amazes me how having cancer does not stop him from being sanguine.” Means someone’s having cancer that would be killing, but the person is still positive, then they are sanguine. “The coach insisted that he was sanguine about the teams win, even though his star player was badly injured.” The coach is having that ‘I’m not gonna give up’ spirit and he is remaining positive even though his star player is injured, so what, the best of the team will win the match, we have to be optimistic. In all these example sentence, it’s evident that the person remains positive despite failure or experiencing a difficult situation in life. So the word to describe the guys, those are inspiring people and you can call them, Sanguine. Next we have a personality type which is overly inquisitive about everything and likes to pry into other people’s lives, and you know the irritating type who always ask too many questions… not only just out of interest but you know almost out of habit. So such a person is referred to as a “Nosy parker” and if you want to sound a little bit more advanced, then you can call them “officious”. And these are the type of people you want to keep them at arm’s length, you know, you don’t want to tell them your business all the time. Let’s have a look at an example sentence, “I have to be careful what I tell my aunt because you know she is such a nosy parker and will bombard me with questions at any opportunity.” Even a nosy neighbour you might have, so you could say, “Our next door neighbour is such a nosy parker, she has to know what is happening in our lives and shows no shame in bluntly asking us.” Such people are so irritating, aren’t they? Next we have, someone who is impulsive and quick to make decisions without thinking things through and processing what is happening or possibly not even thinking about the consequences of the decisions that they are making. In simple terms, we would refer to as someone like that as careless, but then we’re not gonna say careless, these people are called “impetuous”. Let’s have a look at an example sentence, “Why does she always have to be so impetuous? She made the wrong decision of marrying someone she hardly knows and now look at her, she is regretting it.” She should have really thought it through. And the last word we have for the day is “Gullible”, a gullible person, what is a gullible person? A gullible person is someone who will believe anything you say and they can easily be duped or cheated. They are the type of
You know, innocent souls who just believe anybody and think that the world is good, everybody is good. Let’s have a look at an example sentence, and how you could use this word, “He was too gullible to realise that it was all a joke. He actually believed everything to be true.” And later we had to tell him that you know we were just joking, stop being so gullible. You can also use this word this way, “He still seems to think I’m so gullible that I’ll believe anything he says.” I’m not that gullible. So there you have it guys, eight advanced English words that you should start using immediately and replace them with the simple adjective you’ve been using so far to describe someone’s personality. So I hope you enjoyed today’s lesson, you’ve been watching me on Let’s Talk and I will be back again very soon with another exciting new lesson until then keep practicing your English guys because as they say, ‘practice makes perfect’, bye-bye.