Vocabulary building through the news

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terryfrd
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Vocabulary building through the news

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I spent 20 years doing daily English lessons based on the latest news for readers of the Bangkok Post newspaper. Every day I defined a large number of words. Based on my experience, I've started a YouTube shorts channel focusing on words seen in topics often covered in the news. https://www.youtube.com/@WordsFromTheNews You should understand each word within a minute.

You might also want some AI help (MS Copilot, Google Gemini, etc.) with words you learn. Use a prompt like: "Define mitigate and give five examples of its use." Add "in easy English" if necessary.
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That sounds like a fascinating and useful YouTube channel! Teaching vocabulary through news topics is a great way to engage viewers with practical language skills. Here's a prompt you could use for AI assistance:
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terryfrd wrote: Sat May 25, 2024 9:48 am I spent 20 years doing daily English lessons based on the latest news for readers of the Bangkok Post newspaper. Every day I defined a large number of words. Based on my experience, I've started a YouTube shorts channel focusing on words seen in topics often covered in the news. https://www.youtube.com/@WordsFromTheNews You should understand each word within a minute.

You might also want some AI help (MS Copilot, Google Gemini, etc.) with words you learn. Use a prompt like: "Define mitigate and give five examples of its use." Add "in easy English" if necessary.
Thanks for sharing YouTube channel. Sorry if I sound stupid, I'm not good with AI tools, I only use chatgpt which is free, but when I use the prompt it gives me the answer/results in informal language. How can I change it to formal?

Thanks!
/Danial
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