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No digas ‘interesting’

Lee el artículo si no quieres decir constantemente ‘interesting’.

Y si no lo vas a leer y vas a seguir utilizando ‘interesting’ 300 veces en casa conversación, por lo menos pronúncialo bien:

/IN- tres- ting/.

En serio, no lo digas (tanto)

Puedes decir un montón de cosas más. Te lo prometo. Mira:

I understand not everybody finds English as fascinating as I do.

After all, languages are more alluring for those of us lucky enough to have had the opportunity (suficientemente afortunados por haber tenido la oportunidad) of using them in real contexts.

This may have been so (esto puede haber sido el caso), either (ya bien) because we were able to study or work abroad at some point in our training or career, or (o bien) because we have friends or family to share the language with.

Taking on engaging activities which involve (incluyen) using your English, whatever your level (sea cual sea tu nivel), is essential to continue improving. I am aware (soy consciente), however, that this is not always easy.

Sometimes, activities that are enticing to us in our mother tongue (lengua materna), such as reading or watching series, become tedious (boring) when we do them in English…

This is often due to the fact that the activity does not adapt to our actual knowledge (nivel REAL, porque ‘actual’ no significa lo qeue parece!) of the language. Therefore, we simply get bored as a result of a lack of understanding (a consecuencia de una falta de comprensión).

For some students, using English is more compelling when it requires social interaction; conversation classes and groups tend to be more motivating for extroverted people.

In any case, the key to success lies in trying (se encuentra en intentar) various options, until you find the one that is most appealing to you.

Yes… I know this has not been the most stimulating article I have written lately…

But I hope at least you’ll remember two or three of these alternatives to ‘interesting’ because honestly, it can really help you improve your English.

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Now you know 9 refreshing words that you can apply to your texts INSTEAD  of (en vez de) the recurrent good old INTERESTING.

Here they are again:

  • fascinating (extremely interesting and attractive: a fascinating story; Her letters offer a fascinating insight into early Victorian family life.)
  • alluring (attractive and exciting in a mysterious way: an alluring smile.)
  • engaging (interesting or pleasant in a way that attracts your attention: I didn’t find the prospect of a house with no electricity very alluring; She was wearing a most alluring dress at Sam’s dinner party.)
  • enticing (something that is enticing is so attractive and interesting that you want to have it or know more about it: The offer was too enticing to refuse; An enticing smell came from the kitchen.)
  • compelling (Her latest book makes compelling reading; His eyes were strangely compelling.)
  • motivating (something or somebody is motivating when it makes somebody want to do something, especially something that involves hard work and effort: A motivating manager knows how to help people make things happen.)
  • appealing ( attractive or interesting: Spending the holidays in Britain wasn’t a prospect that I found particularly appealing; Brightly coloured packaging made the pens especially appealing to children.)
  • stimulating (full of interesting or exciting ideas; making people feel enthusiastic: Thank you for a most stimulating discussion; The programme contains some creative and visually stimulating material.)
  • refreshing (pleasantly new or different: It’s refreshing to meet someone who is so dedicated to their work; It made a refreshing change to be taken seriously for once.)

(Las definiciones y ejemplos son de Oxford Online Dictionary y Cambridge).

I’d love to get a comment from you telling me that you have seen some of them in context, or even better, that you have used some of them yourself.

I’m thinking that maybe, you could actually describe the best series or book, or song you’ve listened to or seen or read lately using some of these words!!

(Yes, that would be really cool…)

Here you have some more words an another opportunity to practice with the nice people from Interactive English:

Y si quieres más artículos sobre como sustituir algo queue ya sabes usar en inglés por otra cosa: No digas BUT

Have a lovely day…


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