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Before you take the photo, I need to __________ up my make-up. (make fresher)

Before he started painting, the artist __________ the canvas. (made blacker)

We need to find a way to __________ the cardboard to make the signs for the demonstration. (make stiffer)

You need to __________ your reading to have more general knowledge. (make broader)

Come on, __________ up! If you plan your time better, you will get a lot more studying done every day. (become smarter)

Now that we are done unpacking, we need to ________ all the boxes. (make flat)

I think you should __________ your knife, so it will be easier to cut the meat. (make sharper)

Those fireworks are so loud, I think they're going to __________ me! (make deaf)

No, I'm not going with you. Horror movies __________ me! (make sick)

You've been here all day. Why don't you go home? If the situation __________, I will let you know. (becomes worse)


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140 Comments on “Vocabulary Hack: Learn 30+ Verbs in 10 minutes!”


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Very glad to have your lesson again Rebecca! Thank you very much! Your lesson is very interesting!

Saturday, October 3rd 2015

    Yep! I agree with you,Rebecca’s lessons are engaging.

    Affixes are excellent tools for expanding our vocabulary Rebecca, no doubt about it. But as you mentioned not all the words follow the same pattern. So, how do we know when to use a given suffix -say “-ment”- in order to change the function of the word and its meaning?

    Very useful tips to increase our vocabulary Rebecca; thanks for sharing all this with us.

    Sunday, October 4th 2015

    So glad you found the lesson useful. We need all the tricks and tips we can get to learn more effectively. All the best to you.

    Wednesday, November 4th 2015

Interesting and useful! Thank you, Rebecca :)

Saturday, October 3rd 2015

YEAH Rebecca..the same haircut..i like it

Saturday, October 3rd 2015

Amazing lesson, Rebbeca!! Extremely helpul!! I would like to take the opportunity to express my enormous gratitude to you extended to all of teachers of the Engvid for the outstanding job. Your lessons have been more than useful for me since I got in America few weeks ago. For all THANK YOU KINDLY!!! Jose.

Saturday, October 3rd 2015

    Thank you, Jose, for your warm words. I am very glad to know our lessons have helped you. You communicate very well and on behalf of everyone at engvid, I wish you all the best.

    Wednesday, November 4th 2015

      Your reply brought happiness to my day, dear Rebecca! Thank you very much! I’m living in Portland, OR for two months now, and I keep learning with the lessons of Engvid team — really really helpful!
      Warm greetings.
      Jose.

      Wednesday, November 4th 2015

        Hi Rebecca,
        I’d like to ask a question on grammar. In my message above I wrote that “I’m living…” Since I’ve refered to certain period, what is the grammaticaly right form:
        “I am living for two months now”
        “I have lived for two months now”
        “I have been living for two months now”
        Neither?
        I’ll appreciate your precious answer.
        Looking forward to hearing from you.
        Jose.

        Thursday, November 5th 2015

          “I’ve been living in xxx for yyy months and…” –> Duration, still happening

          “I have been living in xxx since September” –> Starting point

          Wednesday, November 25th 2015

Thanks Rebecca!

This was another great lesson from you which helped me a lot. My English speaking is strengthen every day because of you all.

Saturday, October 3rd 2015

thank you for new words

Saturday, October 3rd 2015

YES, mam Rebecca mam as you said in the video while teaching it’s strange..

Saturday, October 3rd 2015

Yes It’s strange for me so we have to understand this short of word and have to comfortable with the word sing with others And everyone have to follow this pattern as Ms Rebecca told us and most significant also who is learning and improving English..

Saturday, October 3rd 2015

Thanks Rebecca! It’s very easy and fun)

Sunday, October 4th 2015

thanks for your this nice and really helpful video and it worked out. you have really shortened my english learning time, haven’t you Rubecca? :P :)

Sunday, October 4th 2015

    Thank you, Ahad. It’s always my goal to teach the tricks and shortcuts that allow people to learn more quickly and confidently. SO glad the lesson helped you. I wish you all the best.

    Wednesday, November 4th 2015

Hello Rebecca! Thank you for the lesson! You are so positive, I love to learn English watching videos of yours.

Sunday, October 4th 2015

    Aww…thanks, that’s very kind of you. I believe we are all teachers and learners in one way or the other and the best way to live in this world is to be warm and encouraging towards each other. My best wishes to you, Anyur1984.

    Wednesday, November 4th 2015

Thank you very much Rebecca!!!I didn´t know how easy it could be to sound smarter!!!
Hope to see you again soon in another interesting lesson like this ;)

Sunday, October 4th 2015

    Well, there you go! You got the point! Thanks for your feedback and all the best, Knopfler86.

    Wednesday, November 4th 2015

Thanks very much! I didnt’t know that it can be so easy.Very good lesson. :)

Sunday, October 4th 2015

    Yes, I am so glad you enjoyed the vocabulary hack. I plan to record more shortcuts like these to shorten people’s learning time and deepen their understanding! My best wishes to you.

    Wednesday, November 4th 2015

Thank you very much, Rebecca. It is a very useful lesson! I got 100! Bye!

Sunday, October 4th 2015

Thanks you Rebbecca, Your lesson is so helpful with me, i study a lot from you. Hope can see your new lesson soon. thanks again

Sunday, October 4th 2015

thanks Rebecca:)

Sunday, October 4th 2015

Mrs. Rebecca,
What is the difference in meaning of these adjectives ending in -ing if they come after sense verbs with people?
Your boss sounds interesting.
He looks boring.
You sound amazing.
They seem amusing.
She sounds exhausting.
(interested/interesting)
(bored/boring)
(amazed/amazing)
(annoyed/annoying)
(excited/exciting)

Sunday, October 4th 2015

    Excuse me, Fahdbensalman! About interested/interesting, according to the Learnersdictionary, “Interested is an adjective that describes a person or people who like something and want to know more about it, as in these examples:
    The listeners were all very interested in the lecture. (interested describes the listeners)”.
    Also, I would like to add: the ‘ed’ ending indicates the person or thing that suffers the action, and the ‘ing’ one indicates the person or thing that causes the action; for instance, a boring boss (he causes something annoying), and a bored boss (somebody else caused something boring to the boss).
    I hope that it will help you.
    See you.

    Monday, October 5th 2015

    -ed adjectives

    Adjectives that end ‘-ed’ describe emotions – they tell us how people feel about something.

    I was very bored in the maths lesson. I almost fell asleep.
    He was surprised to see Helen. She’d told him she was going to Australia.
    Feeling tired and depressed, he went to bed.
    -ing adjectives

    Adjectives that end ‘-ing’ describe the thing that causes the emotion – a boring lesson makes you feel bored.

    Have you seen that film? It’s absolutely terrifying.
    I could listen to him for hours. He’s one of the most interesting people I’ve ever met.
    I can’t eat this! It’s disgusting! What is it?
    Remember that people can be boring but only if they make other people feel bored.

    He talks about the weather for hours. He’s so boring.
    NOT I was very boring at the party so I went home.

    Friday, January 22nd 2016

probably this isn’t my level, I didn’t understand too good, but I have 10 out of 10)
sorry for my mistakes…

Sunday, October 4th 2015

    work more Gulzar ….. I’m sure you will be successly

    Monday, October 5th 2015

NICE JOB REBECCA.
Thank you very much for your lesson.it’s really I know and I got 9 out of 10

Sunday, October 4th 2015

Great! Very usefull! Thanks a lot!

Sunday, October 4th 2015

Great lesson ! Thank you Rebecca !

Sunday, October 4th 2015

This lesson helps us a lot for expanding our vocabulary. Thank you so much, Rebecca.

Sunday, October 4th 2015

10/10 Thank you for the lesson, Rebecca! You are the best!

Sunday, October 4th 2015

Amazing lesson..

Sunday, October 4th 2015

I got 9/10

Sunday, October 4th 2015

Thanks Rebecca. This was a very usefull lesson, I learned a lot. I helped me to widen my vocabulary.

Monday, October 5th 2015

    Great! Then the lesson achieved its goal. Thanks for your feedback and remember that useful is spelled with one l, as are the words beautiful, helpful, etc. All the best.

    Wednesday, November 4th 2015

Thank you Rebecca. For your lesson is very useful.

Monday, October 5th 2015

thank you, Rebecca! You’re a great teacher! 100%

Monday, October 5th 2015

    Well, you must be a great student. That’s all I can say! Thanks, and my best wishes to you.

    Wednesday, November 4th 2015

thanks teacher rebeca i got 9.

Monday, October 5th 2015

Thank you Rebecca for the lesson.It is quite interesting .I haven’t know this pattern before ,although the form seems very natural.It helps to shorten the speech and it will sound more fluently.Thank you.

Monday, October 5th 2015

    Thanks; glad you found this vocabulary hack useful. I wish you all the best.

    Wednesday, November 4th 2015

thank you Becca

Monday, October 5th 2015

Thanks, Rebecca!

Monday, October 5th 2015

Doesn’t this set of verbs reflect German origis of English?

Monday, October 5th 2015

Thanks a lot !!!!

Monday, October 5th 2015

Wow!
I really loved that lesson. It really widens our vocabulary.
Thank you so much for the 30 words, Rebecca! I think that a teacher in Brazil would give his/her students way less than 30, I don’t know. I’m not belittling anyone, for God’s sake. I value teachers.

See you! :)

Monday, October 5th 2015

    I was in doubt about using ‘widen our knowledge’ or ‘broaden our knowledge’. Is it correct? I think I chose the wrong one. :P

    Monday, October 5th 2015

      I meant ‘widen our vocabulary’. :P²

      Monday, October 5th 2015

        All the expressions you used are correct: widen our vocabulary, widen our knowledge, broaden our knowledge.

        Go glad you found this vocabulary hack useful. Take care and all the best, Renata.

        Wednesday, November 4th 2015

Thanks a lot, Rebecca! You’ve just expanded my vocabulary.

Monday, October 5th 2015

Thank you so much for your impressive lesson.But if you do not mind i want to you to make a lesson for me.
The lesson about passive voice “A movie produced by Hollywood actor Brad Pitt” I know when we use passive voice we have to use a helping verp(am,is are,was,were,has,have)but in above example why we dont need?

Thank you..

Tuesday, October 6th 2015

Is “sickens” the correct answer in the 9th question? By the analogy with the 10th question.

Tuesday, October 6th 2015

Thanks to each of you for your feedback. So glad the lesson helped you.

Please check the new resource on this vocabulary hack:

http://www.engvid.com/english-resource/vocabulary-hack-verbs-ending-with-en/

You can download and print it out for free. All the best!

Tuesday, October 6th 2015

    Thanks for your consideration.You always make it great.I have watched the lesson then I did the quiz and I got 10 correct out of 10.In additional I have taken a note-write down the new words.
    So helpful for better understanding while watching a movie or listening a music and etc.
    I appreciate you

    Demis Roussos ( lyrcs music name is Rebecca) :
    you help us to your star,it shines right away wherever you are
    Rebecca,let your mind no more over such darkening your door.”darkening” I found out a word which it belongs our topic.

    Monday, October 12th 2015

what a fantastic lesson. Thanks rebecca!!!
I love you

Tuesday, October 6th 2015

Hello nice to with your lessons

Wednesday, October 7th 2015

Thanks, Rebecca!
This lesson deepened my Englush with nice and easy way!☺

Wednesday, October 7th 2015

9/10 Thanks Rebecca! =D

Thursday, October 8th 2015

It is amazing lesson and amazing teacher. Rebecca has strengthened my English knowledge.

Friday, October 9th 2015

    Wow, how wonderful that you could apply the vocabulary hack right away in such a powerful way. Congratulations and all the best to you.

    Wednesday, November 4th 2015

Well, that was a brilliant lesson I got ten out of ten. ĤĔĹĹŐ ŤĤĔŔĔ ĎĔÁŔ ĤŐŴ Well, that was a brilliant lesson I got ten out of ten. ĤĔĹĹŐ ŤĤĔŔĔ ĎĔÁŔ ĤŐŴ ĨŤŚ ĞŐĨŃĞ ŴĨŤĤ ŶŐÚ Rebecca

Saturday, October 10th 2015

Hi ms Rebecca, I’m new here. thanks for your nice and helpful video, it really works. I hope in joining here it will broaden my knowledge in english language.

Monday, October 12th 2015

    Welcome to engvid! Please explore the site to find what you need, in terms of level and specific areas of interest such as Business English, Grammar, Idioms, etc. I wish you all the best with your English.

    Wednesday, November 4th 2015

Hi REBECCA “NAMASTE” your lessons are really informative and helpful to improve English. Thanks for your generous help. I hope we will get more lessons from you.. Thanks a load… I Love ya..

Tuesday, October 13th 2015

Great class Rebecca. Thanks

Tuesday, October 13th 2015

hi mrs rebecca
i want to continu my english studies
how can i do

Wednesday, October 14th 2015

    You could try the usual ways of joining an English class, working from textbooks, finding a private teacher, learning online, etc We have about 900 lessons on engvid that can help you too. Just search for your level and area of interest. I wish you all the best.

    Wednesday, November 4th 2015

Many thanks, same too as my friend , I am Very glad to have your lessons again Rebecca! Thank you very much! Your lesson is very soften and strengthen !

Thursday, October 15th 2015

mam, can you help me to find out in which part of these sentences there is an error with explanation ?

1. He opposed the scheme at the first(a)
but when it was fully explained(b)
he came to our views.(c)

2. Any meaningful discussion of national
integration(a)
must take stock about the tendencies(b)
which threaten it.(c)

3. She wanted to be an actress,(a)
but her father soon(b)
nipped that idea in the bud.(c)

4. Respectfully I beg to state that(a)
I am suffering from fever(b)
for the past fortnight.(c)

5. You may have regret later(a)
if you do not start living(b)
within your mean.(c)

Thursday, October 15th 2015

Thanks i appreciate your Efforts that you support Free volunteer teacher and i understand 80 % i wish you Good Lucky and continou

Thursday, October 15th 2015

Hi,Rebecca!You are very good in teaching. Thanks to you,everything is clear. I vish you the best. Thank you.

Friday, October 16th 2015

    Thank you kindly for your feedback. I wish you all the best with your English.

    Wednesday, November 4th 2015

Thanks, Rebecca!
Your lesson really helps me!
What about the verb fasten?
It seems fast + en but it doesn’t mean make faster, if I don’t get wrong.
Is there a reason for that?
Thank you!

Saturday, October 17th 2015

    You know that English has lots of exceptions and you just found another one! All the best!

    Wednesday, November 4th 2015

Frankly, I was expecting a quick way to weld some words into my brain, because I just realised procrastination is simply bad( I know I’m a bloody fool)…
Is there a way to do so other than to learn easy inflexions which I’m already aware of?? Also, does anybody has(/have?) an idea how I would do at the academic(-)ielts if got like 9 outta// 90-100% for most of the advanced-tier mcqs on(/in) this site …?? lol I really swear those last bits that ended up grey is merely a coincident!!

Monday, October 19th 2015

    You write very well overall, but do have some mistakes in English:

    Does anybody have any idea
    on this site
    coincidence

    Please check this site: goodluckielts.com

    All the best to you.

    Wednesday, November 4th 2015

Good day, Rebecca!
I extremely like your lessons, it really helps to BROADEN our knowledge of English!

Tuesday, October 20th 2015

    Great use of the term! And doesn’t it make you feel proud to speak so well? Congratulations and all the best to you.

    Wednesday, November 4th 2015

Thanks a lot!

Friday, October 23rd 2015

it’s helpful.Thank you Rebecca!

Sunday, October 25th 2015

You are a good teacher!!! Thank you a lot!!!

Wednesday, October 28th 2015

it is very good very easy lesson rebeca thanks!

Thursday, October 29th 2015

Dear Rebecca,
This exercise strengthens my English language mastery.
Yours sincerely.

Friday, October 30th 2015

    Way to go! Congratulations on applying what you have learned so confidently. All the best to you, Peter.

    Wednesday, November 4th 2015

This exercise is very confused because there some words that change in en and ed very confused well, I learn more

Saturday, October 31st 2015

thanks for this video
its amazing to learned VOC

Thursday, November 5th 2015

Thanks for your lesson.

Sunday, November 8th 2015

Thanks for your lesson! I have a question for you, if we follow the rule to add “en” to the end of a noun or an adjective to make it become a verb, but it’s not all situations we can do like that. So, we have to learn by heart these words? Are there any trick to recognise these situation? Thank for your help!!!

Monday, November 9th 2015

Hello, Rebecca! Thanks a lot for your lessons, I learn and injoy your positive :) You are an enchantress! All the best to you! :)

Wednesday, November 11th 2015

Hello M.r.s Rebbeca,I have a question for you about your lesson. I could notice that various of the words that you turned up in verbs seem to be past participle verbs one time they are changed and put in context, it would be correct to say they have became or fit in some of the cases as past participle verbs or they are just converted words or maybe present tense verbs? Because for example, If I say: She whiten her teeth,that makes sense like a past participle tense. Thanks, I hope your answer.

Wednesday, November 11th 2015

Rebecca your lesson is so good i learned a lot from this.. i have a question by “en” we can make an adjective or a noun a verb and by adding “ed” in the last we can use it in past tense but what about other tenses can we make past/present participles?

Monday, November 16th 2015

Thank you for the lesson, Rebecca. I was wondering should we use s or ing for certain sentences as you informed to add ed for past tense. And it had been confirmed by the 10th question which was: You’ve been here all day. Why don’t you go home? If the situation WORSENS, I will let you know. (becomes worse). Thank you, Rebecca.

Friday, November 20th 2015

Thank you a lot of,your lesson is certainly a good way to improve our English.

Saturday, November 21st 2015

Dear, Rebecca, could you also explain to us the rules to use ending -fy in verbs.Is it the same as using -en? In which cases we can make verbs with -fy and -en?
Thanks a lot!
Best regards.

Monday, November 23rd 2015

Very helpful trick, thank you so much Rebecca! I’m afraid I didn’t understand when I have to put “en” as prefix instead of suffix. Is there any rule about it?

Monday, November 23rd 2015

great , strange , and important lesson
thank you so much
I made one mistake because I did not pay attention to the spelling .

Tuesday, November 24th 2015

Very interesting lesson Rebecca. Congratulation!!!!

Wednesday, November 25th 2015

Hello Rebbeca thanks for your helpful and interesting lesson that u teach us.

Monday, November 30th 2015

Rebbeca, thanks a lot for the interesting and helpful lesson.I deepened and widened my vocabulary =)

Tuesday, December 1st 2015

Thanks

Sunday, December 6th 2015

very useful thank you; miss

Friday, December 18th 2015

very cool , thank you :)

Tuesday, December 22nd 2015

Rebbeca, thanks a lot for your lesson. I studied a lot from you.

Wednesday, December 23rd 2015

Thank you!

Friday, January 1st 2016

Hi, thanks a lot . 10/10.

Saturday, January 2nd 2016

Thanks dear

Tuesday, January 5th 2016

Hi, this helped me sooooooo much. Thank you!
9/10

Wednesday, January 6th 2016

Very helpful topic. Thank you very much !

Wednesday, January 13th 2016

Rebbeca, thanks a lot for your lesson. I studied a lot from you.

Saturday, January 16th 2016

Dera Prof, I do like your teaching. Thank you. H

Friday, January 22nd 2016

I got 100 out of 100. H

Friday, January 22nd 2016

Thank you Rebecca. I really like this lessen. Give us some more other words like this.

Sincerely yours

Friday, January 29th 2016

I’m first time in this site. But I adopted here easily. Rebecca thank a lot for you lessons. There are very useful for me.

Tuesday, February 2nd 2016

Another great lesson as usual. Thank you, teacher!

Friday, February 19th 2016

Got 100 on the test, yay!

Saturday, February 20th 2016

Thanks for this great video! :)

Friday, February 26th 2016

8/10

Monday, March 7th 2016

thanks for the lesson…

Tuesday, March 15th 2016

hello,I didn’T know this technique and thanks to you, now I am better, my knowledge broadened. I love this website and you guys..
And I wonder that is there any tips about when we can’t use this technique? a kind of rule?

Thursday, March 17th 2016

Thank you very much Rebecca!

Saturday, March 26th 2016

Thank you.

Friday, April 8th 2016

Thank you. I am looking a native English speaker. If some one interested to talk with over Skype, please feel free to add me in your Skype list: my Skype id : alchemistbd

Friday, April 8th 2016

Hi Rebecca, you cannot imagine how wonderful your lesson was to me, I enjoyed it a lot, thank you so much.

Sunday, April 17th 2016

Thank you, Rebecca~~ It’s very helpful!!!

Tuesday, April 26th 2016

thank you so much Rebecca. It’s a very useful for me being an English lesson beginner.

Monday, June 6th 2016

very good lesson

Tuesday, June 7th 2016

I absolutely loved the lesson, thanks a million.

Monday, June 20th 2016

Thank you, Rebecca)

Sunday, June 26th 2016

Thank you Rebecca 🌹🌹🌹

Saturday, August 6th 2016

Thanks Rebecca! Yours lessons are very interesting and useful!

Tuesday, August 23rd 2016

worsens? Shouldn’t be worsen?

Tuesday, August 23rd 2016

Hi Rebecca, I really love the way you teach, my congrats to you, you are such an amazing teacher! About this lesson I’m wondering if it’s ok to use those verbs in gerunds, I would thanks your answering.

Wednesday, August 24th 2016

You are really an angel, nothing more, nothing less.
However, I couldn’t find the word “greaten” in any dictionary. That apart, this has boosted my confidence to a cosmic level.( please do reply to me whether my sentence structure is correct. :) )

Wednesday, September 14th 2016
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