Learn English Vocabulary: 28 WORDS FOR CONVINCING PEOPLE



Get a richer vocabulary by learning these 28 words and using them in your speech and writing. We say something is “persuasive” when it is convincing. In English, there are many words that can be used for persuasion – to convince someone or to change their mind. In this lesson, we will look at some of these words. I will teach you words like “convenient”, “effective”, “guaranteed”, “miracle”, “profitable”, “proven”, “superior”, “urge”, “recommend”, and more. This vocabulary will be useful to you if you need to explain to someone why they should sponsor your business idea, sell a product to a tough buyer, or you might simply need to convince your parents to allow you to go out late. Test your vocabulary with the quiz: https://www.engvid.com/learn-english-vocabulary-28-words-for-convincing-people/

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TRANSCRIPT

Hello. Welcome back to engVid. Today we are looking at building your vocabulary; really important for people at the beginning of their learning journey in English, and for native speakers, too, who are just wishing to develop a richer vocabulary. I know that I can always improve my vocab, so hopefully you pick up some tips today.

We’re looking, in today’s lesson, at persuasive words. So, maybe these words would be useful to you if you’re trying to persuade someone about how good a project is, maybe you want to persuade someone to sponsor you or to support a business venture – something like this. Now, this first section of words, it’s like dangling a carrot; we’re saying: “This thing is so amazing, so you should come along and get involved with this as well.”

Okay, first of all: A “bargain”. Everybody loves a bargain. What’s a “bargain”? Well, say I go down to the market… Now, in London, there’re some fantastic markets; we’ve got Tooting Market, Camdeon, and some other ones in East London. A bargain. If I get a bargain in the market, say I’m buying some flowers, I expect to pay 10 pounds – a bargain would seemly get them at five pounds. Columbia Road Market is the good flower market in London. Okay? So, a “bargain”, I get something for less money than I expect. Okay? It’s a good price.

“Best”. So, we’re… We’re saying that something is fantastic. If it’s the best, you know, nothing is equal to it; it is the number one.

If I am or if I’m “confident” about something, then I know it. I am confident that Columbia Road Market is the best flower market in London. 100%, I know this. “Confident” – no doubt.

“Convenient”. This means if something is easy, if it fits into your day. It’s convenient for me to pick up some food on the way to work, because it’s just… It’s on that road, and I just go into the shop. Okay? “Convenient”. And from this word, we have a “convenience store”. A convenience store is just a shop where you can get lots of different things for your everyday needs.

“Ecstatic”. This is a word with a bit more sense of history in terms of the English language. We get the word “ecstasy”. So, “ecstasy” means very happy. If I’m ecstatic, then I am over the moon. Okay? “I’m ecstatic about this product.”

“Effective”. Can you see the shorter word in that longer word? Okay? If I cover up those three words, there, we have the word “effect”. Okay? If something is effective, it has an effect; it does what it’s meant to do.

“Freedom”. Okay? So, we like to buy things that give us good feelings. If we are saying that skydiving gives a sense of freedom, then more people will want to do it. Okay? I feel free, I have no worries; I have a sense of freedom.

“Guaranteed”. Okay? So, a “guarantee” is a promise. “Guaranteed” means this is promised by the company that you will get this.

“Improvement”. Again, we can see a shorter word. “To improve” means to get better, so an improvement is something that is done to make something better.

“Magnificent”. Okay? So, again, there’s another shorter word: “magnify”. Do you know what a magnifying glass is? It makes something bigger; a bit like Sherlock Holmes. Okay? He has a magnifying glass to look at his clues. “Magnificent” is greater. Okay? A sense of everything being fantastic and wonderful.

“Miracle”. A miracle. A “miracle” is… What? Obviously it’s a noun. We associate it with biblical stories. “Miracle” is something out of the ordinary; something unbelievable happens. Okay? It’s a miracle. Okay? But we can use it to describe things now; they don’t have to be… We can… We can exaggerate. Okay?

“Profitable”. So, let’s divide this word into two; we’ve got “profit” and “able”. “Able” obviously means can; “profit” – when you make money. “Profitable” – it can make money. […]

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