75 Confusing English Vocabulary Words
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75 Confusing English Vocabulary Words

Learn to distinguish 35 sets of similar, confusing English words and phrases
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What Will I Learn?
Understand the meaning and usage of 75 commonly confused English words.
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Requirements
  • Students should be able to speak and understand a basic level of English and understand written English.
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.

Who 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 For This Course
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INTRODUCTION TO THIS COURSE
1 Lecture 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.

Preview 01:37
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Confusing English Adjectives
5 Lectures 17:42

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

Preview Quiz for Section 2
11 questions

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.

Preview 04:05

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."

Preview 02:30

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."

Preview 02:47

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.

Good vs. Well
04:20

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. 

Pretty vs. Beautiful vs. Cute
04:00

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.

Review Quiz for Section 2
11 questions
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Confusing English Adverbs
5 Lectures 17:30

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

Preview Quiz for Section 3
11 questions

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

Almost vs. Most
04:40

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

Early vs. Quickly vs. Soon
03:06

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

Hard vs. Hardly
03:59

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.  

Just vs. Only
02:56

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

Still vs. Yet
02:49

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.

Review Quiz for Section 3
11 questions
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Confusing English Nouns
5 Lectures 16:15

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

Preview Quiz for Section 4
10 questions

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."

House vs.Home & Related Vocabulary
03:39

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

Safety vs. Security
02:20

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

Taste vs. Flavor
04:15

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

Travel vs. Trip
02:48

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.

Vacation vs. Holiday
03:13

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.

Review Quiz for Section 4
10 questions
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Confusing English Prepositions
7 Lectures 25:01

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

Preview Quiz for Section 5
15 questions

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

After vs. Later
02:54

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

Among vs. Between
03:04

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

By vs. Until
04:26

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

During vs. For vs. In
02:40

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

During vs. While
03:04

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

For vs. To
03:59

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

In vs. At
04:54

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.

Review Quiz for Section 5
15 questions
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Other Confusing English Words
6 Lectures 18:54

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

Preview Quiz for Section 6
14 questions

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

Because vs. Because Of
02:31

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

Much vs. Many
03:25

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

Safe vs. Safety vs. Safely
03:07

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

Sick vs. A Cold
03:25

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

So vs. Such
03:01

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

Until & Till vs. Unless
03:25

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.

Review Quiz for Section 6
14 questions
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Other Confusing English Phrases
7 Lectures 25:09

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

Preview Quiz for Section 7
18 questions

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

Even vs. Even Though vs. Even If
04:36

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

Feel Bad vs. Feel Bad For vs. Poor
04:40

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

Few vs. A Few & Little vs. A Little
05:03

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

Finally vs. In the end
03:23

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

In the end vs. At the end
02:21

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

In Time vs. On time
02:45

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

Stop To Do vs. Stop Doing
02:21

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.

Review Quiz for Section 7
18 questions
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Closing & Bonus Section
3 Lectures 05:35

This lecture is a farewell greeting and thank you!

Final Lecture
00:34

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.

Bonus Lecture: Study Guide eBook & Mp3 Audio files
00:38

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!

Bonus Lecture #2 - Seem vs. Suppose
04:23
About the Instructor
Michael DiGiacomo, MBA
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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.