75 Confusing English Vocabulary Words

Learn to distinguish 35 sets of similar, confusing English words and phrases
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  • Length 2 hours
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  • Languages English
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Published 8/2016 English

Course Description

Welcome to the 75 Confusing English Words Course. In this course, you will study 35 sets of words and phrases that are often confused in English. These words are confusing for a lot of people because sometimes two different words in English, translate to only one word in another language, or vice-versa. 

The course is divided into seven different sections covering adjectives, adverbs, conjunctions, determiners, nouns, prepositions, and grammar phrases. 

If you are unsure which word to use in which situation, this course is for you. Understanding this vocabulary and using it correctly will help you improve your English conversation and make yourself better understood when you use English.

For each set of words, there is: 

• An explanation of the use and meaning.
• Example sentences showing how the vocabulary is used.
• A summary of the key concepts.

This course contains video lectures and quizzes to help you learn and master this vocabulary. In addition to the video lessons, you’ll receive downloadable pdf files  and mp3 audio files that you can use to study and practice anywhere.

What are the requirements?

  • Students should be able to speak and understand a basic level of English and understand written English.

What am I going to get from this course?

  • Understand the meaning and usage of 75 commonly confused English words.

What is the target audience?

  • This course is for students of all ages from middle school through adults.
  • Business professionals, students, new immigrants, and anyone else who needs to make themselves understood in English can benefit from this course.
  • This course is best for English learners and speakers at the upper beginner to advanced level.
  • This course is good for those English learners who have at least a basic level of English fluency.
  • This course is NOT for native English speakers.
  • This course is NOT for complete beginner level English learners.
  • This course is NOT for children in elementary school or younger.

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Curriculum

Section 1: INTRODUCTION TO THIS COURSE
01:37

Welcome to the course! In this introduction video, I’m going to tell you some of the main points in the course and show you how the course work.

Section 2: Confusing English Adjectives
11 questions

This is the preview quiz for Section 2. Do this quiz before studying the lectures to check your current understanding of this vocabulary.

04:05

In this lecture, you'll learn the difference between the meaning and usage of ED and ING adjectives (also known as participle adjectives) like bored/boring, interested/interesting, and tired/tiring, etc.

02:30

In this lesson, you'll learn the difference in meaning and usage between the noun "convenience" and the adjective "convenient." You'll also learn why we say, "convenience store."

02:47

In this lesson, you'll learn the difference in meaning and usage between the adjectives "fun" and "funny." You'll also learn to use the "be" verb or "have" with "fun."

04:20

In this lesson, you'll learn the difference in meaning and usage between the adjective, "good" and the adverb, "well." You'll also learn how Americans often use good in informal, casual English conversation.

04:00

In this lesson, you'll learn the difference in meaning and usage between the adjectives, "pretty," "beautiful," and "cute." "Pretty" and "beautiful"  have the same usage, but "cute" is different. 

11 questions

This is the review quiz for Section 2. Do this quiz after studying the lectures to check your progress and your current understanding of this vocabulary.

Section 3: Confusing English Adverbs
11 questions

This is the preview quiz for Section 3. Do this quiz before studying the lectures to check your current understanding of this vocabulary.

04:40

In this lesson, you'll learn the difference in meaning and usage between "almost" and "most." 

03:06

In this lesson, you'll learn the difference in meaning and usage between "early," "quick," and "soon." 

03:59

In this lesson, you'll learn the difference in meaning and usage between "hard" and "hardly." 

02:56

In this lesson, you'll learn the difference in meaning and usage between "just" and "only." In some situations, both of those words are used with the same meaning and in other situations, they are used with quite different meanings.  

02:49

In this lesson, you'll learn the difference in meaning and usage between "still" and "yet." 

11 questions

This is the review quiz for Section 3. Do this quiz after studying the lectures to check your progress and your current understanding of this vocabulary.

Section 4: Confusing English Nouns
10 questions

This is the preview quiz for Section 4. Do this quiz before studying the lectures to check your current understanding of this vocabulary.

03:39

In this lesson, you'll learn the difference in meaning and usage between "house" and "home." We'll also look at how to use "apartment" and "room."

02:20

In this lesson, you'll learn the difference in meaning and usage between "safety" and "security."

04:15

In this lesson, you'll learn the difference in meaning and usage between "taste" and "flavor."

02:48

In this lesson, you'll learn the difference in meaning and usage between "travel" and "trip."

03:13

In this lesson, you'll learn the difference in meaning and usage between "vacation" and "holiday." We will be checking out one of the common differences between American and British English.

10 questions

This is the review quiz for Section 4. Do this quiz after studying the lectures to check your progress and your current understanding of this vocabulary.

Section 5: Confusing English Prepositions
15 questions

This is the preview quiz for Section 5. Do this quiz before studying the lectures to check your current understanding of this vocabulary.

02:54

In this lesson, you'll learn the difference in meaning and usage between "after" and "later."

03:04

In this lesson, you'll learn the difference in meaning and usage between "among" and "between."

04:26

In this lesson, you'll learn the difference in meaning and usage between "by" and "until."

02:40

In this lesson, you'll learn the difference in meaning and usage between "during," "for," and "in" when talking about time.

03:04

In this lesson, you'll learn the difference in meaning and usage between "during" and "while."

03:59

In this lesson, you'll learn the difference in meaning and usage between "for" and "to."

04:54

In this lesson, you'll learn the difference in meaning and usage between "in" and "at" when talking about location.

15 questions

This is the review quiz for Section 5. Do this quiz after studying the lectures to check your progress and your current understanding of this vocabulary.

Section 6: Other Confusing English Words
14 questions

This is the preview quiz for Section 6. Do this quiz before studying the lectures to check your current understanding of this vocabulary.

02:31

In this lesson, you'll learn the difference in meaning and usage between "because" and "because of." 

03:25

In this lesson, you'll learn the difference in meaning and usage between "much" and "many." 

03:07

In this lesson, you'll learn the difference in meaning and usage between "safe," "safety," and "safely."

03:25

In this lesson, you'll learn the difference in meaning and usage between "sick" and "a cold."

03:01

In this lesson, you'll learn the difference in meaning and usage between "so" and "such."

03:25

In this lesson, you'll learn the difference in meaning and usage between "unless" and "until," and also the difference between "until' and "till" 

14 questions

This is the review quiz for Section 6. Do this quiz after studying the lectures to check your progress and your current understanding of this vocabulary.

Section 7: Other Confusing English Phrases
18 questions

This is the preview quiz for Section 7. Do this quiz before studying the lectures to check your current understanding of this vocabulary.

04:36

In this lesson, you'll learn the difference in meaning and usage between "even," "even though" and "even if." 

04:40

In this lesson, you'll learn the difference in meaning and usage between "feel bad," "feel bad for," and "poor."

05:03

In this lesson, you'll learn the difference in meaning and usage between "few" and "a few" &  "little" and "a little." 

03:23

In this lesson, you'll learn the difference in meaning and usage between "finally" and "in the end."

02:21

In this lesson, you'll learn the difference in meaning and usage between "in the end" and "at the end."

02:45

In this lesson, you'll learn the difference in meaning and usage between "in time" and "on time."

02:21

In this lesson, you'll learn the difference in meaning and usage between "stop to do" and "stop doing."

18 questions

This is the review quiz for Section 7. Do this quiz after studying the lectures to check your progress and your current understanding of this vocabulary.

Section 8: Closing & Bonus Section
00:34

This lecture is a farewell greeting and thank you!

00:38

Here you will find the downloadable pdf study guide with all of the lecture notes and example sentences. There is also the Mp3 audio files in a zipped folder.

04:23

In this bonus lesson, you'll learn the difference in meaning and usage between "seem" and "suppose." It's a full talking head video. I hope you like it!

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Instructor Biography

Michael DiGiacomo, MBA, American English Teacher, Happy English Founder, Life Coach

Michael DiGiacomo was born and raised in New York, so he is a native English speaker Michael is an passionate English instructor with over 22 years experience helping people just like you improve their English. He started his professional English teaching career in Sendai, Japan in 1994. Since then he has worked in the field of international education both in and out of the classroom. In 2010, Michael started Happy English, a website dedicated to helping people learn and use English. The world is becoming smaller and more connected. When you have the confidence to communicate in English, you can really enjoy working or living in an international environment.

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