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Test your understanding of the English lesson by answering these questions. You will get the answers and your score at the end of the quiz.
I thought he was my friend, but he __________ me when I needed help.

Would you like some __________ after dinner?

Which word means a dry region like the Sahara?

What is the general word for sweet foods like cake and ice cream?

The __________ left the army without permission.

The drunken man __________ his family.  He left them, and had no plan to return.

'Desert' in 'The Gobi Desert' is pronounced __________.

My sister makes the best __________. I love being invited to her house!

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118 Comments on “Confused Words – DESERT or DESSERT?”

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These are very very confusing words, especially when it’s about the verb, same pronunciation as a noun, and meaning is totaly different. . . Complicated, but I’ve learnt it, thank you Rebecca for explanation, very useful :)

Monday, August 8th 2011

    There r alot of deserters in this world

    Tuesday, March 28th 2017

thaks fot the lesson!

Monday, August 8th 2011

    I made a mistake! I wanted to write “thanks” instead of “tanks” “my bad”

    Monday, August 8th 2011

Thank you Rebecca. You guys are doing wonderful social work. Expecting such lessons in future too…Thank you…

Monday, August 8th 2011

Where is the quiz ??

Monday, August 8th 2011

    yea yash where is the quiz?????????

    Tuesday, August 9th 2011

    You really don’t need quiz. . . If you understand this lesson, you can make quiz all by yourself :)

    Wednesday, August 10th 2011

hi rebeeca how r u?i just wanna ask about how can i use have u seen and did u see ? i mean what is the difference between them? my best wishes for u good teacher.

Tuesday, August 9th 2011

    Did you see – Past Tense, you use this phrase when you know exact moment when something happened. For example: Did you watch that football match “yesterday”?, this phrase is almost always followed by some adverb which shows us exact moment when something happened, in this case that is “ÿesterday” etc. Have you seen – Present Perfect, you use this phrase when you don’t know when something happened, so the question begins with have or has. . . This verb tense is most difficult, because many languages don’t have that tense :)

    Thursday, August 25th 2011

      Thanks for helping out, Mark. That was a good explanation.

      Sometimes there is not much difference in meaning between the Past Simple and the Present Perfect. However, if you refer to a finished time, such as yesterday, then you must use the Past Simple; If you refer to an unfinished time, like today, this week, this year, my life, etc, then you can use Present Perfect.

      Abdulelah, please consult a good grammar book for a fuller explanation. My best wishes to you.

      Monday, August 29th 2011

Dear Rebecca,
thanks a lot for solving this,and thank God to find this website,
you are much much much better than our teacher,
I want to see more and more

Tuesday, August 9th 2011

thanks very much.i nead a quiz if you donot mind

Tuesday, August 9th 2011

Rebecca U made me understand easily pretty lady.so long n’ goodbye.

Tuesday, August 9th 2011


You are a very nice teacher because you explain difficult issues with easy explanation. Thank you very much!!

Tuesday, August 9th 2011

Do you offer class on line?? It is possible to talk with you on the skype??

Wednesday, August 10th 2011

    i´d like talk you, teacher. Today, i found this web page and it was very useful.

    have a nice day.

    Wednesday, August 10th 2011

    I do not offer online lessons at this time. Thanks for asking. I wish you the best.

    Monday, August 29th 2011

awwwhh this lec z only fr indian’s lolxx…..

Wednesday, August 10th 2011

Hi teacher Valen
How are you?
I am a new student.

Wednesday, August 10th 2011


Wednesday, August 10th 2011

Hello Rebecca and everybody! Rebecca, thank you for the lesson! These words are really confusing. I hope I won’t forget this lesson. At least for now :), everything is clear.

Thursday, August 11th 2011

hi everyone, hi from turkey

Friday, August 12th 2011

hi rebecca thanx for all the lessons that you made for us i just want a lesson about the GRE test

Saturday, August 13th 2011

Dear Rebecca!

Thanks a lot for your lessons! The way you talk to us is very understandable. You are such a lovely person in all things. I am glad that i have a teacher like you.


Saturday, August 13th 2011

hi my name is khulan. i am new student.
iam from in Mongolia.i want learning english but i can`t. help me please

Monday, August 15th 2011

wow mam ur explanation is amazing i really thankful to u & myself also cuz once i ws feeling bore i type business conversation & inside saw ur video nw i’m happy alott cuz daily i’m taking 1hour lesson frm u all. thanks alottt:)

Tuesday, August 16th 2011

Thanks so much

Tuesday, August 16th 2011

Thanks Rebeca! Your class was very useful.

Wednesday, August 17th 2011

Thank you Rebecca for the lesson. your teaching style is very good and easily understandable. I have confusion about the use of the world apparent. could you please help me on this.

Thursday, August 18th 2011

i saw your lessons on online it was realy best I learn so much it is realy a great job you people doing

Thursday, August 18th 2011


Thank you .

Thursday, August 18th 2011

HI Rebecca,
Can you please update your countable and non-countable page to include words with suffix MENT, TION? Nation(s?), government,(s?), Compliment(s?), endorsement(s?), condition(s?)…..etc THANK YOU!

Saturday, August 20th 2011

thank u very much

Sunday, August 21st 2011

hi rebecca. can i ask u a question?? what’s difference between unemployable and jobless

Tuesday, August 23rd 2011

    Unemployable means that you maybe don’t have qualification for some job, and jobless is your current status, I think this is the basic difference :)

    Wednesday, August 24th 2011

      Thanks, again, Mark. You are right!

      Monday, August 29th 2011

      thank my teacher!

      Thursday, June 21st 2012

thank u so much :x

Thursday, August 25th 2011

Thank you do much. I would like to practice my eng.

Saturday, August 27th 2011

very important class. I didn’t know that

Monday, August 29th 2011

your website Rebecca is head and shoulders above the others and your colleagues are very nice too, way to go guys(honestly i used a dictionary to write)

Saturday, September 3rd 2011

thanks rebecca

Monday, September 5th 2011

Dear Madam

my name is shamim alam.from nigeria but i am bangladeshi.i am doing a job in here.i dont know good english.could you healp me please.how i can learn english.& how i can learn grammar…please reply my….Thank you madam

Wednesday, September 14th 2011

    hi,Shamim. first of all listen to the radio and watch T.V a lot.if you are single try to find a girlfriend or boy friend who can speak English originally. and if you are married find an English family.I think you are Moslem.OK. believe!that God doesn’t leave you all alone and he shows you the best way to learn it.So don’t worry.I’m sure you can do this.truly…..mosaeedi USA

    Thursday, September 15th 2011

thanks a lot

Sunday, September 18th 2011

Excelent, Rebecca! I love your lessons!

Friday, September 23rd 2011

Lovely !!! Excellent explanation and very helpful and friendly teacher :-)

Tuesday, September 27th 2011

please tell me how do we pronounce this word dessert – ‘de-zert’ or ‘du-zert’???????

Monday, October 3rd 2011

    idiot Rebeca told us on her lesson¡

    Saturday, October 22nd 2011

Thanks a lot, Rebecca.
This class of differences between Desert & Dessert was really understandable and I did enjoy it as per your excellent way of teaching….Thanks again.

Saturday, October 8th 2011

thanks rebeca,i love this lesson.

Monday, October 10th 2011

ah… there is no quiz. thanks anyway. :)

Friday, October 14th 2011

Hello madam
thank you so much for the explanation, but I would like to ask you a question about the menu at restaurant, they put “cheese” under the column of dessert, so why? personaly I don’t consider “cheese” as a dessert, thanks for the reply.

Saturday, October 15th 2011

    you shouldnt to say madam to rebeca on her country it doesnt use

    Saturday, October 22nd 2011

thanks for this lesson teacher

Saturday, October 15th 2011

thank u very muach Rebecca you are definitely great teacher, u know this word is really confusing u beacuse it’s very close to each other, but any way i learn it thank u again.

Tuesday, October 18th 2011

thanks kha , I understand !

Wednesday, October 19th 2011

I don´t see the quiz!!!!!!!!!!!1

Thursday, October 20th 2011

Thank you Rebecca. These two words are really confused me for a long time. Thanks your explanation.

Sunday, October 23rd 2011

It’s very useful.thanks for your explanation rebecca.

Wednesday, October 26th 2011

English is very difficult but I don’t give up

Sunday, October 30th 2011

Thank you

Monday, October 31st 2011

I got a lot Thank you very much.I want to know that is their any way to develop my spoken English by using online conversation or any software —replaying to me.

Wednesday, November 9th 2011

very good, i had a lot of confuse beteewn disert and dissert,,,,,,,LORD Please bless our teachers they great

Wednesday, November 16th 2011

is not have a quiz what is that the teacher said you take a quiz is not have

Sunday, November 20th 2011

thank you very much for your clear explanation. thanks again

Wednesday, November 23rd 2011

Hello, Ms. Rebecca,
First of all i would like to thank you a lot for your efforts.
I am eager to speak english like you or at least close to your accent, i dont how but trying a lot can you advise me how can i get the noth american accent.
I am rager to change my accent but I dont know how.

Appreciate your soonest reply to email, I am very serious.

my email id. dali_ali75@yahoo.com

Saturday, November 26th 2011

thank you Rebecca its extremely useful

Saturday, December 10th 2011

very nice, appreciated job.

Sunday, December 11th 2011

Wow! what a splendid way to teach.

Monday, December 12th 2011

Hello everyone who is working for this site.this is wonderful job doing by your team and its very appreciable. I would like to say Hercules Thankx to you

Wednesday, December 14th 2011

thanks a lot!!
so usefull…..

Thursday, December 29th 2011

Hi Teacher i am new student, i am from pakistan. your way of teaching is so good and your web really facilitate us to learn more and improve our english grammer. so many thanks for this great working.

Sunday, January 8th 2012

thanks for this lesson

Monday, February 13th 2012

am new student i like engllish please how is learn english

Thursday, February 23rd 2012

hi teacher the lesson is very good

Monday, March 5th 2012

That was a awesome lesson! My vocabulary is not very good so please make more tutorials to widen my mind of vocabulary. I am primary 5 in Singapore.

Monday, March 19th 2012

Hi Rebecca ,
I’m Abdul Hameed from Iraq . I’m a teacher of English and I always watch your videos lesson which admired me very much. I’d like to appreciate your efforts in sereying such topics in an easy way especially in those lessons on confused words . Thanks again and again . I hope you’ll give lessons for advanced learners .For example topics on listening comprehensions or writing essays using your easy and enjoying method .

Monday, April 2nd 2012

awesome. you all are the best.

Thursday, April 12th 2012

thanks,now it is clear.

Friday, April 20th 2012

i am very glad to learn with you tanks so dear TEACHER

Sunday, April 29th 2012

Thank you So much

Tuesday, May 15th 2012

Many many thanks ma’am!!!

Tuesday, May 15th 2012

thank you for the teacher

Tuesday, June 12th 2012


Thursday, July 12th 2012

where’s the quiz?

Wednesday, July 18th 2012

Thanks REBECCA!! You are the best!

Sunday, July 22nd 2012

dear rebeca very interest lesson. thank very much

Friday, July 27th 2012

Thank you Rebecca , but where is the quiz.

Tuesday, September 25th 2012

I always do this mistake, hopefully I will not be doing that mistake anymore :)

Wednesday, September 26th 2012

Rebecca thanks for your lesson. I always got confused with these words. Now, after your exelent explanation they will be a lot more clear.

Thursday, October 4th 2012

Thank you for this excellent lesson. Many thanks for dessert as well.

Friday, October 19th 2012

I want to learn English fast. How can I do it.. Tell me what I have to do and thank you for teachnig rebecca (:

Monday, December 10th 2012

thank you teacher you are the best

Thursday, December 13th 2012

Very very helpful lessons, i leardned something i didn’t know, thnak you so much

Thursday, January 3rd 2013

Good!!! Thanks so much Rebecca!

Thursday, March 7th 2013

we need quiz each lesson

Sunday, March 10th 2013

In the past I was very confused about that. but now I understand. Thank you very much.

Tuesday, April 9th 2013

COOL, Thanks : )

Friday, May 3rd 2013

Hi Rebecca,

thank you so much for the invitation to dessert :) (would you like a dessert?) I am fighting to lose weight, but I can’t refuse your invitation. You are not only a good teacher, but very positive person. It’s my pleasure. (Sorry for my bad English)

Monday, July 22nd 2013

really i had confused these words. now cleared my confuse. thank you very much…

Wednesday, September 18th 2013

These words made me confused. For a long time, I was egrigious cause I didn’t learn the diference between very dry region like sahara or gobe and sweet food. Thanks for Rebecca (the same my daughter’s name) and ENgvid (free).
Here you can learn hurry.
sorry for my wrongs

Thursday, March 13th 2014

ohh I wanted do the quiz

Thursday, July 10th 2014

A world of thanks!

Thursday, July 10th 2014

It is mean i would like desert from desert and when i come home i will eat dessert, but after propably my teets will desert from my mounts :D

Monday, October 6th 2014

Thankyou very much Rebecca.

Thursday, January 29th 2015

Bingo!again I got 8 correct out of 8. without watching the VIDEO. Actually, I thought I would have one mistake” with pronouncing ” desert” dezert or dizzert

Thanks Rebecca.

Saturday, March 14th 2015

Dear Rebecca,
It is fantastic to walk in the desert sand.
It is very pleasant to taste the regional desserts.
Best regards.

Wednesday, May 20th 2015

Dear Rebecca,
Thank you for your lessons. They are always interesting and comprehensible. I watch them every day and note all the information. Would you be so kind to give me a clue? Speaking about menu from the restaurant how it is better to say (I mean stylistically) “good endings” or “good ending” if we talk about the heading of the desserts. Where can I find such an information?
In any case thank you very much.
Best regards.

Wednesday, May 27th 2015

my quiz
You got 8 correct out of 8.

Sunday, June 21st 2015

excellent explanation
thank you so much!

Friday, February 12th 2016

in spite of I know the meaning of the two words, I preferred to watch this lesson to know the pronunciation,
then you give me a tip, you taught me that I can use “desert” as a verb, and that’s something new for me.
thanks, Rebecca.

Monday, October 30th 2017

88 You got 7 correct out of 8.


Monday, April 30th 2018


Tuesday, May 15th 2018

I got 8 correct out of 8, thank you Rebbeca!

Friday, June 8th 2018

Thanks Ms. Rebecca!

Tuesday, April 23rd 2019

Thanks for the lesson. It’s great!

Sunday, July 28th 2019

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