8 Favourite English Adjectives | Improve Your Vocabulary | Describing Places & Things

8 Favourite English Adjectives | Improve Your Vocabulary | Describing Places & Things


Hello! This is Emma from mmmEnglish.
In this lesson, I want to share some of my favourite English adjectives with you! To be expressive, to show emotion and feeling
and to sound more interesting in English, then you need to start pushing your vocabulary further. Saying something is “nice” or “beautiful” is good… But adjectives like magnificent, remarkable
or inspirational are so much more meaningful! So let’s talk about adjectives.
They’re a big group of words in English! And they’re used to describe or to give more information
about a noun. Word order is important with adjectives. When used next to a noun, the adjective comes
before the noun! Like this: A or an with an adjective plus a noun. “An incredible story.” This structure is really common too! A noun plus the be verb plus an adjective. “Her recommendations were excellent.” So today, I want to share eight of my favourite adjectives with you, to help you build your vocabulary when you’re describing things – or places! Now I’m including both positive and negative adjectives so when things are good, when things are bad and also neutral adjectives, when things are OK, but nothing special. All of the adjectives that I’m going to talk
about can be used to describe people too but they’re commonly used to describe places
and things – so that’s what we’re focusing on today! Magnificent. Magnificent. Can you hear where the stress is? Magnificent. You can use this adjective when something
is very impressive or it’s very inspiring or very beautiful. When it’s used with people it can also mean that they
are very skillful. Now see how all of those examples use “very”
in front of regular adjectives? That’s because magnificent is an extreme
adjective, a really strong adjective. So you can use it to add emphasis to your emotions. For example:
“That meal was magnificent. I haven’t eaten that well in a long time!” “We woke up at sunrise and had a magnificent
view over the Indian Ocean.” “You were magnificent!” (That’s talking about your performance) Remarkable. RemArkable. Hear that stress? Use this adjective when something surprises you
or it impresses you! And it’s worth commenting on, because it’s unique or it’s unusual. For example. “The Guggenheim is a remarkable building.” “It is remarkable that the pyramids in Egypt
were built thousands of years ago!” “After the car accident, he made made a remarkable recovery.” “His presentation was remarkable – it was unlike any of the others at the conference.” Remarkable can also be used to describe a person,
when they’re unlike anyone else that you’ve ever met. Or they’ve done something really inspiring, they’re really clever. Like “She really is a remarkable woman.” The opposite is unremarkable – and it’s used when something is not special or unique at all. Obvious. Another good one. Obvious. The stress is always important with adjectives because pushing down on that stressed syllable
helps you to emphasise the word and to make the meaning stronger. Obvious. If something is “obvious”, it’s really
clear and it’s easy to understand. “It’s obvious that he’s in love with you!” “It was obvious that she didn’t want to be
at the party.” (Her behaviour, her body language, her tone of voice.. it was clear that she didn’t want to be there) “Ooops, that was an obvious mistake!” Acceptable. Now this is a very neutral adjective, but it’s a useful one! It’s used when something is reasonable for what most people would think. You know, it’s generally accepted or allowed. So for example. “These days, flexible working hours are becoming more acceptable to employers.” “Please let me know if the fees are acceptable. If you’re OK with it.” The opposite is unacceptable. So that’s
a good way to start building on your vocabulary – learning the opposites of these adjectives. Unacceptable. “My hotel room was filthy! It’s unacceptable!” Impossible. Impossible. If something is impossible, it can’t be done OR it’s extremely difficult to do. “No, it’s impossible. It can’t be done!” “My boss gave me an impossible task.” “Adam is so badly behaved, it’s impossible
to take him anywhere!” “It’s impossible to become fluent in English, without practising with English speakers!” Significant. Significant.
Now this adjective can be used to say that something is important or large. And it’s often used to describe a change that’s very noticeable. For example. “It’s a significant building in the city.” “Significant changes have taken place since you left.” “There has been a significant increase in population
over the last 10 years.” Ridiculous. Ridiculous. Hear the stress
when I exaggerate? “That’s ridiculous!” Dic-diculous. Also notice how this ‘u’ – is pronounced as /j/ NOT ri-di-coo-les but ri-dic-oo-les Now this is a great adjective – it can be used
to describe people too, but you need to be careful with your facial expression and your tone
because it can be a negative thing. It can mean silly or stupid. “That’s a ridiculous idea.” “You look ridiculous. Take it off!” “It’s ridiculous that the shops close at 5pm!” But it can also mean that something is crazy and it should be laughed at. Same sentences again. “That’s a ridiculous idea!” “Pfft! You look ridiculous!” “It’s ridiculous that the shops close at
5pm!” Did you pay attention to the difference there? The tone and facial expression are really important so that the listener can understand what you mean. Complicated. Complicated. Complicated. Ooo this is such a good adjective to learn and use well! You can use it when something is difficult
to do, like you know, it’s hard. Or it’s difficult to understand. Or it could be difficult to deal with or to manage. “The directions he gave were really complicated.” “They’ve been going out for years, but they have a complicated relationship.” So, they are my favourite adjectives for describing
things in English! What did you think? And what are your favourite English adjectives? Let me know in the comments! I’d love to hear from you! And that’s it for this lesson! But don’t forget to subscribe to
my channel just over there – there are new lessons every week here on the mmmEnglish Youtube channel. In fact, why don’t you check out some of
my other lessons, since you’re already here! Check out these two, right here! Thanks for watching and I will see you in the next lesson! Bye for now!

100 thoughts on “8 Favourite English Adjectives | Improve Your Vocabulary | Describing Places & Things

  1. really you are magnificent i thought that this adjectives are complicated but with your good explanation I find them more easier ❤

  2. Hi Emma ! My name is Christian ,I'm from Perú .What is your email? Outlook .Actually I studying in the Language centre and had many questions about of British English.

  3. You are a magnificent teacher. I like your kind of teaching us English. Futhermore you are an extremely pretty woman. You have a charming smile. Congratulations!

  4. You provide a remarkable list of adjectives and I obviously make it my own favourite too. Your teaching method and way are significant and I really don't assume it unacceptance. For non native, English is so complicated that they need to have a magnificent teacher like you. It's my 19th comment and it's quite impossible not to watch you again.

  5. English pronunciation is ridiculously complicated sometimes, which is obviuosly tough but not impossible for non native and it is acceptable also. However your magnificent and remarkable presentation helps me to make significant changes in my english. Thank you.

  6. Hi good morning today news teacher example talking about friend ship and hard story line can you watching people life example .have solutions clearly important word example have surprised talking about that is it good one visit away so interesting people life so good decided especially wonderful handsome notification and jest information and pronunciation lesson very much see you bye

  7. My favourite adjectives are: outstanding, amazing, lovely, impressive, awful, cute, etc. Thanks for your remarkable lessons. I watch them almost every day even though I am a teacher of English in my country. We keep learning all the time. Regards from Chile

  8. Magnificent, remarkable, unremarkable, obvious,(clear),acceptable, unacceptable, impossible, my boss gave me impossible task, significant ,ridiculous, you look ridiculous take it off, that's a ridiculous idea, complicated,what do you think, thanks EMMA MMMMM

  9. Study english with you is really magnificent !
    In a couple of clases I got a remarkable changed of my vocabulary.English was complicated to me for speaking.It's may be ridiculas to say that you are really amazing. It's obvious and really impossible for me to describe you by a couple of words.In a word i just want to say you are outstanding performer and the most magnificent teacher for me..love u from BD

  10. Emma u are magnificent, your way of exlaining is remarkable, your lessons are obvious, and u are acceptable for me, it is impossible that someone hate u, u use significant ways to make us understand, but your mouvements in the behinings of the videos are ridiculous!

  11. I loved the adejectives. I have been using them with no confidence but no I have conficence to use them. Thanks much

  12. Hi, you are kidding to me w/improve english vocabulary. English is hard language. Isn't a gift. It's full of idioms, expressions, exceptions etc. Writing, listening, speaking are all differents. English is for native english people only.

  13. you are remarkable and splendid teacher,It's unbelievable but you are reminding me my last love, so pretty and magnificent woman just like you. thx for your video.Thanks Emma, keep going. I 'll look forward your next impressive video

  14. Hello mam , I always watch your videos really usefull for me, but I notice in this video might be you changed your mike here. That's why the voice is not that much effective as usual it does

  15. Teacher I don’t know how can i describe you you are gorgeous smart clever beautiful plain

  16. I have a question : In this sentence " Significant changes have taken place since you left" the word " place " is a Verb or Noun?

  17. I have started taking your English classes a couple of days ago. They are magnificent and inspiring!!! Thanks!

    Can I ask you a question? What does the “comma” (in the middle of the pronunciation) mean in ‘kämple,kātid? Is it a short break?

  18. MINE are here
    cumbersome, ubiquitous, factious, ETC………….
    it's been an EPIC moment that I had with u through this lesson.
    I was shit bricks when using some of those adjectives you listed in this lesson even so in the end I got them well.
    damn! I use to feel so wretched, eventually, I can take away that bum side of my English grammar that remarkable.
    the first you mentioned was so kickass and aced.

  19. Magnificent, remarkable, significant,these adjectives are suit your you tube videos in this channel, they cause an obvious advance in English learning 💓💕💕💕💕

  20. HI, EMMA.how re u? what did u say between 3.33- 3.40 minutes? I can't understand it. Please, could u write it in here? 🙁

  21. Emma is a magnificent teacher and her remarkable beauty is obvious! It's impossible to quit watching her videos and it's a ridiculous idea to try to find another teacher on youtube. Studying English doesn't seem so complicated with Emma and I hope to make a significant improvement of my English skills to reach an acceptable level of understanding 🙂

  22. Good Morning Emmma from Venezuela… I feel ridiculous when I speak with other person, but when I practice alone an every moment is more easy…

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