021 : English Vocabulary (Devious // Devout)


 

INTRODUCTION

This is the SpeakEnglishWithTiffani podcast with Teacher Tiffani session #21. If you would like to read the transcript that goes along with this episode, go to speakenglishwithtiffani.com/episode21.    

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Hey everyone, I’m Teacher Tiffani and I want to thank you so much for joining me for another episode of the Speak English with Tiffani podcast. In today’s lesson we are going to listen to one English dialogue and learn 2 new English Vocabulary Words.

DIALOGUE

Ok, let’s begin with the dialogue:

Last night I watched the news about a devious politician. The news reporter said that he had been stealing money from his people and even lying about projects he was supposed to be starting. But, when he was asked about the accusations he said that he had never done anything wrong. He continued to say over and over again that he was a devout Christian.

Again

Last night I watched the news about a devious politician. The news reporter said that he had been stealing money from his people and even lying about projects he was supposed to be starting. But, when he was asked about the accusations he said that he had never done anything wrong. He continued to say over and over again that he was a devout Christian.

Ok great, now let’s go over the two new vocabulary words that were in the dialogue.

FIRST VOCABULARY WORD

The first vocabulary word was…

“Devious” (repeat)

Now, repeat after me…
“Devious” (repeat twice)

Ok, now let’s say it at a normal pace…
“Devious” (repeat twice)

This vocabulary word means to show a skillful use of underhanded tactics to achieve goals.


EXAMPLES

So, let’s look at five examples using this vocabulary word.

The first example is…

“She found out about his devious plans.”

[Once again, this time repeat after me]
“She found out about his devious plans.”

[Now, this time we will go at a more natural pace and I want you to try to follow me]
“She found out about his devious plans.”

The second example is…

“They expected him to do something devious.”

[Once again, this time repeat after me]
“They expected him to do something devious.”

[Now, the last time at a regular pace]
“They expected him to do something devious.”

The third example is…

“They could not uncover the devious plot.”

[Once again, this time repeat after me]
“They could not uncover the devious plot.”

[Now, the last time at a regular pace]
“They could not uncover the devious plot.”

The fourth example is…

“The little girl gave me a devious grin.”

[Once again, this time repeat after me]
“The little girl gave me a devious grin.”

[Now, the last time at a regular pace]
“The little girl gave me a devious grin.”

The fifth example is…

“Carla had devious motives for inviting her rival to her birthday party.”

[Once again, this time repeat after me]
“Carla had devious motives for inviting her rival to her birthday party.”

[Now, the last time at a regular pace]
“Carla had devious motives for inviting her rival to her birthday party.”

 


SECOND VOCABULARY WORD

Ok good deal, now let’s go over the second vocabulary word that was in the dialogue.

The second vocabulary word was…

“Devout” (repeat)

Now, repeat after me…
“Devout” (repeat twice)

Ok, now let’s say it at a normal pace…
“Devout” (repeat twice)

This vocabulary word means to have or show deep religious feeling or commitment.


EXAMPLES

So, let’s look at five examples using this vocabulary word.

The first example is…

“I am a devout Christian.”

[Once again, this time repeat after me]
“I am a devout Christian.”

[Now, this time we will go at a more natural pace and I want you to try to follow me]
“I am a devout Christian.”

The second example is…

“He was a very devout Christian.”

[Once again, this time repeat after me]
“He was a very devout Christian.”

[Now, the last time at a regular pace]
“He was a very devout Christian.”

The third example is…

“She is a devout Buddhist.”

[Once again, this time repeat after me]
“She is a devout Buddhist.”

[Now, the last time at a regular pace]
“She is a devout Buddhist.”

The fourth example is…

“The devout woman prayed daily.”

[Once again, this time repeat after me]
“The devout woman prayed daily.”

[Now, the last time at a regular pace]
“The devout woman prayed daily.”

The fifth example is…

“When he was young, he was a devout Jew.”

[Once again, this time repeat after me]
“When he was young, he was a devout Jew.”

[Now, the last time at a regular pace]
“When he was young, he was a devout Jew.”

 


DIALOGUE

Ok, now let’s listen to the original dialogue again and see if you can recognize the 2 English vocabulary words.

Last night I watched the news about a devious politician. The news reporter said that he had been stealing money from his people and even lying about projects he was supposed to be starting. But, when he was asked about the accusations he said that he had never done anything wrong. He continued to say over and over again that he was a devout Christian.

Did you hear them this time? Great! Excellent job! You now know 2 new English vocabulary words.

  1. Devious
  2. Devout

These vocabulary words will help you Speak English clearly, fluently, and confidently. So try to use these vocabulary words at least one time today!

ENDING

Remember, if you want to see the transcript for this episode go to speakenglishwithtiffani.com/episode21.

This has been Teacher Tiffani with the Speak English with Tiffani podcast. Until next time, remember to Speak English!

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