113 Confusing Words in English Vocabulary
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113 Confusing Words in English Vocabulary

Easily learn these often mixed up words that are spelled or sound similar or the same. Never confuse these words again!
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Created by Logan Susnick
Last updated 11/2015
English
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Includes:
  • 1 hour on-demand video
  • 12 Articles
  • 10 Supplemental Resources
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • Avoid common mixed up words mistakes
  • Know the meaning of hundreds of words
  • Spell top confused word groups
  • Apply new vocabulary knowledge
  • Write new words correctly
  • Use and pronounce new vocabulary
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Requirements
  • Intermediate level English
  • Advanced level English
Description

Never confuse these 113 words again! Learn their meaning, spelling, pronunciation, and avoid the embarrassment of using them incorrectly. Do not fall in these English language traps that even native speakers get caught in every day!

Master These Easily Mixed Up Words Quickly With This Effective Course

  • Learn the most commonly mixed up words
  • Practice using the correct words
  • Avoid making the most embarrassing mistakes
  • Master the definitions of the top vocabulary
  • Increase the size of your English lexicon
  • Become competent in using the new language

  • Learn 113 Important English Words

    These are important words because they are often mixed up and used incorrectly. So not only will you expand your vocabulary with this course, but you will automatically reduce the number of mistakes you make. Now, as an English language learner, making mistakes will always be a part of your learning process, and there's nothing wrong with that. Mistakes are important and necessary in furthering your language education. But the kind of mistakes made when using incorrect words, especially these common errors, are the kind that can make you look bad, not well educated, and can leave lasting negative first impressions. This is especially true for business English.


    Contents

    The confusing words are grouped mostly as two- or three-word sets, and there are five sets in each lesson. So there are 10-12 words per lesson, and no more than one or two definitions are presented for each word. Having any more details would make it impossible for you to remember. This allows you to have a manageable amount of information within one lesson that you can actually memorize. So I highly recommend that you take no more than one lesson in one or two days.

    After each definitions presentation, you have a cheat sheet that you can print or look at as a quick reminder. That is followed by a pronunciation exercise that lets you "repeat after me" and practice pronouncing the main words and their example sentences.


    Learning and Remembering

    As you know, English words can have dozens of different meanings depending on the context or the part of speech (nouns, verbs, adverbs, adjectives...) Trying to learn all of this at once is completely counterproductive. While it may give some people a momentary sense of sudden knowledge, it simply doesn't work. If it did, anyone could learn a language by reading a vocabulary!

    Other key ingredients in the process of learning a language are practice and repetition. In this course, you have a quiz that includes every presented definition of the word. This gives you practice opportunities. I also strongly recommend that you review (repeat) the previous lesson's words before starting the next lesson. The easiest way is to do the previous quiz again. Repeating what you've learned several times will help you solidify your new knowledge. If you don't, you will forget as much as 80% of it by the time you have an opportunity to use it.


    Other Advantages

    The cost of this course is lower than what you would pay a couple of private lessons from me or another professional English instructor. This is nothing compared to the importance of the knowledge that you will acquire here. And unlike a live lesson, this course and the additional materials that are included will be available for you to use and revisit at any time in the future.

    What's often forgotten is that by taking a Udemy course, you get access to the instructor as your own part-time consultant. You can ask me any English-related questions in the Discussion, whether they have to do with the words from the course or not. This is a language course, and all language questions are welcome – at least in my course. And I probably don't even need to mention that Udemy gives you a full money back guarantee. So this is a risk-free investment in your knowledge and your better future. Enroll right now!

    Who is the target audience?
    • Intermediate to Advanced English language learners
    • Business English speakers
    • Everyone who writes in English
    • Anyone who wants to avoid embarrassing mistakes
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    Curriculum For This Course
    43 Lectures
    01:28:53
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    Introduction
    2 Lectures 05:22

    FAQ about technical support, creating discussions, video playback quality and speed, and leaving ratings and reviews.
    Frequent Udemy Courses Questions
    02:35
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    Lesson 1
    4 Lectures 07:09

    Definitions for the first word group: ad/add, envelop/envelope, hair/hare, finally/finely, wait/weight/weigh.

    Preview 02:42

    Downloadable and printable reference of definitions from lesson 1.
    Preview 1 page

    Pronunciation practice for the first word group – words and example sentences: ad/add, envelop/envelope, hair/hare, finally/finely, wait/weight/weigh.
    Preview 03:52

    Lesson 1 Quiz
    11 questions

    Practice using the words you learned in this lesson.
    Preview 00:35
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    Lesson 2
    4 Lectures 06:07
    Definitions for the second word group: plain/plane, advice/advise, morning/mourning, breathe/breath, vary/very.
    Lesson 2 Definitions
    02:22

    Downloadable and printable reference of definitions from lesson 2.

    Lesson 2 Definitions (PDF Cheat Sheet)
    1 page

    Pronunciation practice for the second word group – words and example sentences: plain/plane, advice/advise, morning/mourning, breathe/breath, vary/very.
    Lesson 2 Pronunciation
    03:10

    Lesson 2 Quiz
    10 questions

    Practice using the words you learned in this lesson.
    Lesson 2 Practice
    00:35
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    Lesson 3
    4 Lectures 06:22

    Definitions for the third word group: fair/fare, diary/dairy, hay/hey, affect/effect, where/wear/ware.

    Lesson 3 Definitions
    02:29

    Downloadable and printable reference of definitions from lesson 3.
    Lesson 3 Definitions (PDF Cheat Sheet)
    1 page

    Pronunciation practice for the third word group – words and example sentences: fair/fare, diary/dairy, hay/hey, affect/effect, where/wear/ware.
    Lesson 3 Pronunciation
    03:18

    Lesson 3 Quiz
    12 questions

    Practice using the words you learned in this lesson.

    Lesson 3 Practice
    00:35
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    Lesson 4
    4 Lectures 07:09

    Definitions for the fourth word group: higher/hire, moral/morale, cent/scent/sent, farther/further, discreet/discrete.

    Lesson 4 Definitions
    02:44

    Downloadable and printable reference of definitions from lesson 4.
    Lesson 4 Definitions (PDF Cheat Sheet)
    1 page

    Pronunciation practice for the fourth word group – words and example sentences: higher/hire, moral/morale, cent/scent/sent, farther/further, discreet/discrete.
    Lesson 4 Pronunciation
    03:49

    Lesson 4 Quiz
    12 questions

    Practice using the words you learned in this lesson.
    Lesson 4 Practice
    00:36
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    Lesson 5
    4 Lectures 07:07
    Definitions for the fifth word group: know/no, hoping/hopping, pair/pear/pare, lose/loose, foul/fowl.
    Lesson 5 Definitions
    02:37

    Downloadable and printable reference of definitions from lesson 5.
    Lesson 5 Definitions (PDF Cheat Sheet)
    1 page

    Pronunciation practice for the fifth word group – words and example sentences: know/no, hoping/hopping, pair/pear/pare, lose/loose, foul/fowl.
    Lesson 5 Pronunciation
    03:54

    Lesson 5 Quiz
    13 questions

    Practice using the words you learned in this lesson.
    Lesson 5 Practice
    00:36
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    Lesson 6
    4 Lectures 07:45
    Definitions for the sixth word group: bare/bear, conscience/conscious, to/too/two, angel/angle, sale/sail.
    Lesson 6 Definitions
    02:56

    Downloadable and printable reference of definitions from lesson 6.
    Lesson 6 Definitions (PDF Cheat Sheet)
    1 page

    Pronunciation practice for the sixth word group – words and example sentences: bare/bear, conscience/conscious, to/too/two, angel/angle, sale/sail.
    Lesson 6 Pronunciation
    04:13

    Lesson 6 Quiz
    17 questions

    Practice using the words you learned in this lesson.
    Lesson 6 Practice
    00:36
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    Lesson 7
    4 Lectures 07:35

    Definitions for the seventh word group: dear/deer, ingenious/ingenuous, carat/karat/caret/carrot, emit/omit, weather/whether.

    Lesson 7 Definitions
    02:42

    Downloadable and printable reference of definitions from lesson 7.
    Lesson 7 Definitions (PDF Cheat Sheet)
    1 page

    Pronunciation practice for the seventh word group – words and example sentences: dear/deer, ingenious/ingenuous, carat/karat/caret/carrot, emit/omit, weather/whether.
    Lesson 7 Pronunciation
    04:17

    Lesson 7 Quiz
    12 questions

    Practice using the words you learned in this lesson.
    Lesson 7 Practice
    00:36
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    Lesson 8
    4 Lectures 07:54

    Definitions for the eighth word group: site/sight/cite, intense/intent, hear/here, desert/dessert, for/four/fore.

    Lesson 8 Definitions
    02:40

    Downloadable and printable reference of definitions from lesson 8.

    Lesson 8 Definitions (PDF Cheat Sheet)
    1 page

    Pronunciation practice for the eighth word group – words and example sentences: site/sight/cite, intense/intent, hear/here, desert/dessert, for/four/fore.
    Lesson 8 Pronunciation
    04:38

    Lesson 8 Quiz
    14 questions

    Practice using the words you learned in this lesson.
    Lesson 8 Practice
    00:36
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    Lesson 9
    4 Lectures 07:45
    Definitions for the ninth word group: cereal/serial, flea/flee, later/latter/letter, poor/pour/pore, marry/merry.
    Lesson 9 Definitions
    02:44

    Downloadable and printable reference of definitions from lesson 9.

    Lesson 9 Definitions (PDF Cheat Sheet)
    1 page

    Pronunciation practice for the ninth word group – words and example sentences: cereal/serial, flea/flee, later/latter/letter, poor/pour/pore, marry/merry.
    Lesson 9 Pronunciation
    04:24

    Lesson 9 Quiz
    14 questions

    Practice using the words you learned in this lesson.
    Lesson 9 Practice
    00:37
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    About the Instructor
    Logan Susnick
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    I am a CELTA certified English instructor, professional sound designer, video editor and animator. I have been online since 1993, and I have many technical skills such as HTML, CSS, WordPress, Photoshop, etc. I am a New Yorker, and I've been living in Slovenia since 2011.

    With over twenty years of experience in sound design, audio and video post-production, and in creating animations, I know how to make your learning experience more interesting. That means that you will not be watching a boring talking head or a narrated slide show. My teacher training also gives me the advantage of knowing how to present the material in a way that you will get the most out of it. My courses are not just long lectures that you will not be able to remember – they are more compact information that sticks to your brain on many different levels.

    As you will see, my courses strive for quality, so they take much longer to produce than most courses. My goal is to help you learn and learn more, make more money, achieve your dreams, and live a happy life. That's my little contribution to making the world a better place.

    Enjoy your lessons!