114 Essential Advanced Verbs (Business & TOEFL Exam Words)
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114 Essential Advanced Verbs (Business & TOEFL Exam Words)

Use higher-level English verbs like a native in the classroom, the office, and to help you improve your TOEFL exam score
4.7 (28 ratings)
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Created by Amber Vyn
Last updated 7/2019
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This course includes
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  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
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What you'll learn
  • Learn the essential advanced verbs that native English speakers actually use in college and business
  • Learn how to use higher level English verbs to help you increase your TOEFL exam score
Requirements
  • Intermediate English
Description

Welcome to my advanced English verbs course! Start learning practical English verbs that you can use immediately! Let's go!

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Why advanced verbs?

Using advanced vocabulary is extremely important (imperative) if you want to get (receive) a high score on the TOEFL exam or excel in your job/academic program. But what vocabulary is important? Which English verbs do people actually use? And which verbs are the ones that you can use effectively to improve your English speaking and writing abilities?

In this course, I move beyond (transcend) the random vocabulary lists and provide you will a set of must-have (essential) verbs that you can begin using right away (immediately) in your practice exams.

As shown above, these online English lessons will show you how to begin looking for opportunities in your English speech and writing to use (integrate) advanced verbs.

Moreover, I will provide you with REAL definitions of words (not awkward dictionary definitions). This course will help you begin thinking about these verbs in the way that native speakers do: conceptually.

After taking this English course online, you will have more tools available to you. You can have confidence that you know a set of useful verbs that will elevate your speaking and writing in English, especially when preparing for the TOEFL exam, a test at university or a presentation at work.

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Why only verbs?

In my experience as an instructor, students do best when focusing on one category of vocabulary at a time – especially students who are preparing for the TOEFL exam. By concentrating on essential verbs, you can passively learn the English grammar structures that you need to support you in putting the verbs in use.

Knowing essential English words is great, but if you don’t have the English grammar to create the sentences that you need to express your ideas then the vocabulary isn’t going to help you during the TOEFL exam or at work. This course gives you both without added work or effort.

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- If you want to cram hundreds or thousands of verbs, then this course is NOT for you. This course focuses on practical advanced English verbs that you can use at school, at work, and in daily life.   

- If you are looking for a ton of homework, quizzes, and exams, then this course is NOT for you. This course teaches by example.

- If you are still a beginning or early intermediate English Learner, then this course is NOT for you. This course focuses on upper intermediate to advanced English verbs.

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Best wishes on your English journey!

Who this course is for:
  • TOEFL prep students
  • Business English students
  • English Learners looking to break out of Intermediate English and into Advanced English
Course content
Expand all 20 lectures 01:25:52
+ Lessons 1-4
4 lectures 18:18

Along with the difference between the verbs APPRISE and APPRAISE, we'll take a look at EXACERBATE, MITIGATE, CONCEPTUALIZE, and BELABOR. 

Preview 03:19

In addition to learning the difference between the various forms of REGARD, we'll explore the verbs HONE, ASPIRE, CONTRADICT, and FOSTER.

Preview 06:16

Along with EFFECT and AFFECT, we'll look at the verbs CONSOLIDATE, BOLSTER, INCUBATE, and PROSCRIBE.

Effect? Affect? Plus 4 More!
03:42

For this lesson, we'll look at the verbs SURMISE and SUMMARIZE - verbs that native English speakers often conflate! Also, we'll discuss the verbs MISCONSTRUE, REITERATE, CONFLATE (remember this verb from the previous sentence?), and ALIGN.

Surmise? Summarize? Plus 4 More!
05:01
+ Lessons 5-8
4 lectures 16:45

Along with ELUDE and ALLUDE, we'll take a look at the verbs DEBUNK, LIONIZE, ROUSE, and PREVARICATE.

Elude? Allude? Plus 4 More!
03:58

In addition to ASSENT and ASCENT, we'll discuss the verbs ADHERE, GRATIFY, RENDEZVOUS, and GALVANIZE.

Assent (verb)? Ascent (noun)? Plus 4 More!
04:14

Along with looking at the difference between the verb IMPART and the adjective IMPARTIAL, we'll learn the verbs WARRANT, EXEMPLIFY, ENVISION, and CONCUR. 

Impart (verb)? Impartial (adjective)? Plus 4 More!
04:04

In addition to ALLAY and ALLY, we'll cover the verbs INTEGRATE, BUTTRESS, SPECULATE, and RECONCILE.

Allay? Ally? Plus 4 More!
04:29
+ Lessons 9-12
4 lectures 17:21

In addition to COMPRISE and COMPROMISE, we'll discuss the verbs CONFER, FATHOM, SCRUTINIZE, and PORTEND.

Comprise? Compromise? Plus 4 More!
03:59

In addition to the confusing word REPROVE, we'll take a look at the verbs FORMULATE, DUPE, GOAD, and ASSUAGE.

Preview 04:34

Along with IMPEDE and INHIBIT, we'll take a look at the verbs CULTIVATE, DISTINGUISH, TRANSPIRE, and ESPOUSE.

Shades of Meaning: Impede and Inhibit - Plus 4 More!
04:37

In addition to looking at the difference between the verb ELICIT and the adjective ILLICIT, we'll discuss the verbs IMBUE, CONCOCT, RECTIFY, and PROGNOSTICATE.

Elicit (verb)? Illicit (adjective)? Plus 4 More!
04:11
+ Lessons 13-16
4 lectures 15:40

Along with a discussion of the difference between the verb MEDDLE and the noun METTLE (both of which sound like the common word METAL), we'll take a look at the verbs VIE, ASCRIBE, DISCERN, and ENGENDER.

Meddle (verb)? Mettle (noun)? Metal? Plus 4 More!
04:13

Along with DEPRECIATE and DEPRECATE, we'll discuss the verbs ANNOTATE, EXTRAPOLATE, POLARIZE, and CIRCUMVENT.

Depreciate? Deprecate? Plus 4 More!
03:51

Let's discuss two Shades of Meaning verbs: VEER and CAREEN. Also, we'll look at the verbs IMPLICATE, AVERT, WANE, and GRAPPLE. 

Preview 03:22

In this lesson, we'll learn when it's okay to use EVIDENCE as a verb and when we should instead choose the more traditional verb EVINCE. Also, we'll look at the verbs GRAVITATE, SUBSTANTIATE, DISSEMINATE, and CONCEDE.

Should you use 'evidence' as a verb? Plus 5 More!
04:14
+ Lessons 17-20
4 lectures 17:48

In addition to looking at the difference between the verbs IMPEL and COMPEL, we'll look at the verbs DEMYSTIFY, COMMENCE, REFUTE, and OBVIATE.

Shades of Meaning: Impel and Compel - Plus 4 More!
04:30

Along with MATERIALIZE and MANIFEST, we'll discuss the verbs CULL, EVOKE, CORROBORATE (hard to pronounce!), and EMULATE.

Shades of Meaning: Materialize and Manifest - Plus 4 More!
03:53

Along with the challenging verb OBFUSCATE, we'll discuss DELIBERATE, ACCOST, IMPAIR, and FORESEE.

Is 'obfuscate' a real word? Plus 4 More!
05:04

In addition to exploring the difference between the verb INCITE and the noun INSIGHT, we'll take a look at PROPOSE, REFURBISH, FABRICATE, and ASCERTAIN before we - alas (not to be confused with 'at last'!) - say good-bye for now. :(

Incite (verb)? Insight (noun)? Plus 4 More!
04:21