ONE HOUR ENGLISH LESSON - Learn English with the NEWS And Improve Your Fluency

ONE HOUR ENGLISH LESSON - Learn English with the NEWS And Improve Your Fluency

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Welcome to this one. Our English lesson today  you're going to learn English with the news.   We're going to read two different news articles  together so you can learn a lot of advanced   vocabulary, complex, grammar and correct  pronunciation. Let's get started, Anna, May Wong actress becomes first. Asian-American  on US currency. Now, currency,

This is another word for money. So, currency is just describing  the money in the US currency is in dollars or coins in paper bills or coins. So  currency is another word for money. Actress, Anna May Wong is set to become the first   Asian American to be featured  on US currency basically what the title said. Now here this is a great  expression to be set to become. So what do you

notice here? What is this to become?   This is an infinitive and infinitive  and a what kind of verb is this? Well, of course, the verb to be right now, this  is important because it helps   you understand the sentence structure  for Expressions because this expression is formed with the verb be and then set B  set. And then we have our infinitive. Now in this case, the infinitive is to become but   we could change the infinitive verb  to something else and the notice we We have our verb conjugated with our subject, who  is the subject? Anna May Wong, of course. So our   subject is she? And that's why it is, is she is  set to become. Now, what does this mean be set to  

+ infinitive? So, this simply means be ready to or  be prepared to. So you can use it in the same way. You might say. For example, I'm set to  present at tomorrow's meeting.   So my verb to be is conjugated with the subject.  I, we have our verb set which doesn't change,  

and then we have our infinitive. In this  case, my verb is present and the infinitive   doesn't change. Also, so the only thing you're  conjugating is the verb to be. I'm set to present. Present at tomorrow's meeting.   Now, native speakers will frequently add the  word all for no reason at all. It doesn't add   anything to the meaning of it. I'm all  set. I'm all set to go to the mall. I'm   ready to go to the mall. You don't have to do  that. It's just optional. So you could say,

I'm set. I'm set to go to the airport for example.  I'm ready to go. I'm prepared to go. She will appear as part of an effort  to feature notable women on American   quarters Wong. Who is considered the  first Chinese American film star in   Hollywood is the fifth and final woman to be  individually featured on the coin this year. Okay, on the coin, what coin  are? We talking about? Hmm,   a little listening comprehension quiz for  you on the coin, the coin, which coin?   Well the coin is here, the quarter the  quarter, this could be tricky for you if   you're not familiar with American currency, which  again means money. So quarter is a type of coin which is why we have it here and  the value is 25 cents or .25.

.25 of a dollar. That's the value of a  quarter so doesn't get you very much. Now, I want to talk about pronunciation  because I hear a lot of mistakes with the   pronunciation of women. Women.  This is well, I'll ask you,   is this singular or plural singular or plural  women, women notable women, this is plural, So one woman two women, I want you to notice  my pronunciation one woman. Whoo woman woman   to with it, women to women. One woman, two  women. Good pronunciation tip for you to practice All right. Now keep in mind this  quarter because I know there's a  

picture of the quarter below so you'll  get to see this. And remember a quarter   is a coin and its currency and it's  worth 25 cents or .25 of a dollar. The quarter will enter General circulation on  Monday to enter General circulation. This is a  

very formal way of saying will be used by people,  so you will get it. When you go to a store,   when you go to the bank, you will receive it. I  don't think you really need to know that for your   vocabulary. It's quite formal. But for listening  comprehension for reading comprehension now Now, you know what it means? It what does the it represent it the quarter, the  quarter that's the it it the corridor will feature President George Washington on one side and Wong on  the other. So we have this coin. There's   two sides of the coin. One side is  the president the other side Wong. Ventris, Gibson, director of the US  Mint called Wong, a courageous Advocate,   who Champion for increased representation and more  multi-dimensional roles for Asian American actors.

Now, here at this is a good word to  have in your vocabulary. It's quite   formal but we use this often  in a business contacts and you   will see it a lot when you're reading  anything from the news. So you here,   in this case, there are using it as a noun,  she was an advocate notice. I have a courageous Jesus Advocate because right now Advocate  is separated by my adjective courageous.   So because of that, this is our adjective  because of that, I need my article. Ah,  

because a goes with courageous, but if I just  have Advocate and no adjectives in front of it,   then I need an and Advocate  because we use n when you have vowel sound a vowel sound before and  advocate, so you can say she was an advocate. This is the noun. We very commonly used  this as a verb form. She advocated for Asian-American actors. She advocated for when  you advocate for notice our preposition Choice   here you don't Advocate to Advocate on  advocate in you advocate for when you're   learning vocabulary. It's very helpful to learn  the prepositions when you learn the words because   if you don't use the correct preposition it will  be grammatically incorrect and it won't sound. Very good either, she advocated for Asian-American  actors, so you can advocate for someone this   would be a, someone a group of people you can  also advocate for something. So you might say,  

she advocated for increased  representation. So this is a   something, our preposition doesn't  change. We still need for in both Cases something something  increased representation or   someone Asian-American actors, and when  you advocate for someone or something   you act as a representative for them, a  supporter for them, you want to promote   their views and you want to promote their  cause whatever that cause maybe so you're supporting them. It's just a more Cool way of saying it but very  common in a newspaper context.  

You'll hear it a lot in the media and it  is a good business verb to have as well. This quarter. Oh we're going  to see the quarter. Are you   excited? Dun dun dun here's the corridors.  So remember this is worth 25 cents or 1/4   of a dollar, .25 of a dollar 1/4, that's why it's  called quarter. So this is a coin, remember coin? A coin, the name of the coin is a quarter. There  are different coins in American currency and  

remember currency is money. So this is a type of  currency and the type of coin. It is is a quarter. This is a very nice quarter, isn't it?  So if you're in the u.s. right now,   you can go to a store, go to a bank, and you  might receive this coin. You might receive  

this quarter. That would be pretty cool. And  remember, on the other side we have president.   Was it George Washington? I believe. This quarter is designed to reflect the  breadth and depth of accomplishments,   by Anna, May Wong, who overcame  challenges, and obstacles. She   faced during her lifetime. She  said, let's look at breadth and depth.

Now breath is the range. So, if  someone has a breadth of knowledge,   it means their knowledge is why. On many different subjects and daps you can think  of as this way. So you have all these different  

subjects. Let's say one subject is politics  and then you have your depth of politics. So,   you know many different subjects, that's  your breadth of knowledge. And then within   each subject, you know, a lot about that  subject and that's your depth. So that That's a great expression. We have we usually use  breadth and depth in terms of knowledge here you   can see they're doing it with accomplishments. So  she could have a breadth of accomplishments, maybe  

accomplishments as an actress accomplishments, as  a teacher accomplishments as an advocate and then   within each accomplishment, she has a depth of  compliments. So she has many different times that she advocated or many different times  that she was a successful actress. Let so here's our lovely quarter. Again,  I'd really like to see one in person. Now,   let's move on Wang was born in Los  Angeles, in 1905, 1905. Notice how I'm pronouncing this as 0. The number is 0 0 1 2 3. I have zero  dollars in my bank account. Hopefully you don't It's need to say that I have zero  dollars in my bank account. Hopefully,  

not you. Now of course that is this 0 0 1, 2  3. But I wouldn't say 1905 I would for dates. Let me continue here with our date, so with date,  you pronounce it as. Oh that's the pronunciation   1905 1905. That's the pronunciation here. But if  I'm telling someone my phone number, I might say,

I could say 00 19. If this was part of my phone  number or 00 19. So you could do either with a   phone number 0 or 0. Both of them are quite  common, to be honest. So with phone numbers, Addresses. Even I live at 0  0, 1 9, or 0 0, 1 9, addresses   money, you would say 0. So for  money, you would definitely say zero

But for dates, we would say oh 1905. Wang was born in Los Angeles, in 1905, to  Chinese immigrants, her name at Birth was Wang   Lu sung. I'm not sure how to pronounce that, but  later in life, she adopted the stage name of,   Anna, May Wong. And I'm sure this is  exactly why she changed her knee because, Americans don't know how to  pronounce that unfortunately   formed by joining her English and family names. She was cast in her first role at 14 as  an extra in the film, The Red Lantern   and continue to take on smaller parts and tell  her lead role in the to love the sea in 1922,   you probably don't know these movies,  maybe you do. I don't know these movies.

Let's look at this here.  What did I want to show you?   Okay, first of all, when you are cast in a  movie role, this is a verb specific for the   entertainment industry. So you can be cast in  a TV, show, a play a movie, anything that you perform in, and that, Is used for the entertainment industry.  It means that she was hired for the job,   but they don't use this vocabulary in the  entertainment industry. This is why when  

you're learning a language is so important to  understand the specific industry you're in,   and then learn the terms and the vocabulary of  that industry, if you're in the medical industry, Astri. Or if you're a lawyer or an engineer,  you're going to have very specific vocabulary   to your industry and you need to learn that  vocabulary. So if you're in the entertainment   industry you should probably already know this  verb to be cast in a role. So anyone else would  

just say she was hired for the job. This is  in a regular context, not the entertainment. Tainment industry. Okay, here we have a great phrasal verb to take  on to take on. When you take something on you,  

accept responsibility for a project or a task.  In this case, she accepted responsibility for   a part which is a part of a movie. So she  was in the movie for a portion of time. Your boss, for example, might  say, can you take on this client?   Which means can you accept responsibility  for this client for this job? Or I took on too many projects last month.   So last month you said, yes, I can do that. Yes,  I can do that. Yes, I can do that. You accepted  

responsibility for different tasks or different  assignments but it was too much or you might say. Sorry, I can't take that on right now. I already   have a lot on my plate. I'm teaching  you a bonus expression right here. The expression is to have a lot on and then  one's plate. The one in this case is me,   so I'm changing it to my, but I might say you  have a lot on your plate, she has a lot on   her plate. He has a lot on his plate.  They have a lot on their plate. Now that it means to be very busy to have a lot on one's   plate is an idiom and it means to be very busy.  So that could be the reason why you can take that  

on that being whatever project it is. I can't  take on that project. I can't take that on. Have a lot on my plate, so that's a  great idiom for you to start using. She appeared in more than 60 movies across her  career. That's a lot of movies that's impressive  

including silent films and one of her first one  of the first made in Technicolor interesting. Wang was also the first Asian-American  lead actor in a US television show.   The Gallery of Madame Louise song in  which she played a Chinese Detective. After facing discrimination in the u.s.,  

she traveled to Europe to work in  English, French and German films.   I like this expression here after. And then  you have a gerund, this is a great sentence   structure for you to use to sound quite Advanced.  So you can say, after graduating, I moved abroad.

after improving my English, I took on more Public speaking. So you accepted responsibility  for I took on more public speaking   after improving. Now you could  absolutely say after I improved   and then everything else would be the same   but no one is. In this case, we're using a gerund  verb and in this case I'm using subject and then Then my verb is going to be conjugated  in the past simple because the action is   complete. After I graduated I moved abroad after  graduating. I moved abroad to me. This sounds  

very natural. It has a nice flow to it and  it sounds more advanced than saying after I   graduated. So I highly recommend you. Add  this to your vocabulary. Remember it is, After +, gerund. After plus gerund, which is your verb and ing.

How much do we have? Okay, we're almost done  here. She was awarded a star on the Hollywood,   Walk of Fame in 1960 and died.  The following year aged 56. Gem and Chan known for appearing in Crazy Rich  Asians and Marvel's eternals is set to portray   Wang in an upcoming biopic about the star's  life. Oh so we're going to have a movie coming   out about Wang in the near future. Now here's our  expression again is set to what does this mean   is prepared to or ready to? And remember it's too.

Be set and then infinitive. So here  our infinitive is to portray and are   verb to be is conjugated with, he she it.  Because what's the subject in this case? Our subject is Gemma Chan. Our subject  is quite far removed from our verb,   which happens a lot in spoken English, of  course, but it happens equally in written   English. All of this in the commas is just  extra additional information, but our subject   is Gemma Chan and our verb is conjugated  with the subject, she's ready to preach. Trey Wong.

The American women, the American women Quarters  Program. So this is one name of something.   The American women Quarters Program. Remember  our pronunciation of women with women. Women,   the American women Quarters  Program began this year. And   will feature five women each year  until 2025 native Hawaiian hula. Ulla teacher, Edith, Kanna. Cannot go Olay, cannot go. Olay has been  named as one of the selections for 2023,  

so they're talking about a different quarter. So  remember our kurta quarter, so in 2023 is going to   be the Hawaiian hula teacher, who's going to be on  the quarter. So you can look out for that as well. Has been named as one of the selections  for 2023. So that was the end of the   article. There was one other thing I  wanted to explain before we wrap up,  

which means to end before we wrap up,  before we end the following year, aged 56,   I see a lot of mistakes with age so  you can say she was 56 when she died. so, this is correct, you can also say She was 56 years old when  she died, that is correct. How about this one? She was 56 years when she died. What do you think? She was 56 years when she died  is this correct or incorrect? What do you think   this is incorrect? You can't see that. I  see this a lot. So you have two options   when saying age you can say, just the number  56, she was 56 or you can include years old. 56 years old. Those are your two options. This is  

not correct. You cannot just  say years. You either have to Get rid of it, or you have to add old,  but this by itself is not correct. So   make sure you don't say that one. And  that is the end of the article. So,   I hope you enjoyed learning about our  actress who is on the quarter and a May   Wong. And remember you can watch that upcoming  movie about her that's going to be played by Yama-chan so that will be quite interesting.  So I hope you enjoyed the article. Amazing job  

with that article. Now we're going to move on to  the next article. Feel free to take a pause, get   a cup of tea if you like, and let's continue on.  The headline is gaslighting Merriam-Webster pigs.   Its word of the year, of course, Merriam-Webster  is the dictionary the most common dictionary in. American English Cambridge Dictionary, being  the most common in British English and their   word of the year is gaslighting. Don't  worry, if you don't know what this is,   you'll learn all about gaslighting. The new word  of the year in this lesson. So let's continue   on when British playwright, Patrick Hamilton  wrote Gaslight in 1938 little, did he know how Often the word would be used in the 21st century.  

So this explains the image right here. It's  from the film Gaslight. I personally have   not seen this film. I have never heard of  this film. As you can see, it's from 1938,   which is probably why I haven't heard of it  now. They will give us the definition of gas Right. Merriam-Webster America's  oldest dictionary publisher has   just chosen gaslighting as its word of the  Year searches on its website. For the word  

have spanked by 1700 40% in 2022, according to  the company. Now, let's take a look at this. Searches have spiked have spiked.  So when something spikes, generally,   it's something that is on a chart, or  on a graph. And when you have a spike,   it's a very sharp and sudden increase, so  you can think of it as a drastic increase.

Let me give you another example using  Spike. Remember, this is our verb. So   we need to conjugate our verb. I  could say gas prices. Have spiked   have spiked in recent months. It's  been months. Now, in recent months,   gas prices have spiked. So, they went from  here, to here, quite quickly, there was a Drastic increase, have spiked and what verb  tense, am I using right here? Have spiked.   I'm using the present, perfect, to show an action  that started in the past and continues until now.  

And, you know that, because I also say, in  recent months, in recent months right here.   Now, also notice I have have Have because gas prices. This is plural. So this  is what subject is it? I you he she it. We they   you can always think back to the subject.   This is they have spiked. So if  I has something singular such as

The price of milk has spiked the price of milk  has spiked. Now, I can definitely use it without   a Time reference and still use the present  perfect. This shows a past action. So this is a   completed past action, okay? But I haven't in the  present, perfect, because there is an impact on The present when I go to the grocery store today,  I have to pay more money for milk. That's the  

impact on the present. Even though the action  of the price increase is completed its in the   past. So that's why it's in the present perfect.  And notice how I'm not saying milk has spiked   that doesn't really make sense.  Milk, what about it? It's the price. Price of milk, the price. So that's why  I said here, gas prices, gas prices have   spiked the price of milk has spiked and  our subject for this is it if you turn   it into a subject. I you he she it. And  that's why we have has it. Has they have

So, you can use this when you have  items on a chart. Price is a great. One   sales could have spiked as well, which  is really positive. You see a drastic   increase in sales sales have spiked for example. Now, you're probably wondering. Well,  what is gaslighting? What does this mean?   Gas lighting is the act or practice  of grossly, misleading? Someone, especially for one's own Advantage. Okay, this is the  definition here. Now, let's take a look at grossly Grossly, grossly, misleading. Someone, when  you add grossly, it's the same meaning,  

as a lot when you're misleading. Someone, a  lot when you're grossly, misleading, someone.   So, you can think in this specific  context, you can think of this grossly as   a lot and the a lot is referring  to how much you're misleading. Now if you're not sure what misleading someone  means, it's when you give information to somebody   that is false and you know that information  is false and you want that person to   act according to that false information.  So let's say I know that there's a sale on on at the Apple Store tomorrow   but they have a very limited supply  of iPhones that are on sale and my   friend also wants an iPhone, but there's a very  limited Supply and I know this sale is tomorrow,   but my friend might ask me Jennifer, when's the  sale and I say, oh, it's next week the sale is Next week I just misled my friend because  I gave her false information and I did it   because I want to benefit in some way from  that. I want the sale for myself. I don't   want my friends to have the sale so I  just misled my friend so it's when you To provide false information on purpose to  influence, someone's actions or decisions.   I influence my friends decision or action  because she isn't going to go to the store   tomorrow. She's going to go next week and  miss the sale and then I can add four ones.

Own benefit which is right here. Once own  Advantage benefit, they're the same thing   and it just means I am going to win and  my friend is going to lose in some way. Now I'm going to scroll down because I shared  another definition of gas lighting and some   other examples. So let's just scroll down and  we'll review those now and then we'll come back.   So gaslighting this is a noun  and remember you can download   this PDF so you can have this and it's  here's another definition I provided   the action of tricking or controlling  someone by making them believe that. Things that are not true especially by  suggesting that they may be mentally ill.   So I included this definition because it shows  how severe gaslighting is and is generally Psychological. It's a form of trying  to trick someone psychologically,  

so making them think that there's something  wrong with them when there isn't something   wrong with them. So, I shared this second  definition and then there's some examples,   gaslighting is a form, a psychological abuse  because you're trying to make someone think   that something is wrong with them. Now,  notice gaslighting, we started with our Aaron are Jaron because gas lighting is a noun.  So I'm starting my sentence with the Jaron,   which acts as the subject of the sentence  gaslighting is a form of psychological abuse,   his gaslighting. So it's just the action  belonging to him. His gas lighting was a  

deliberate attempt to convince her that  she was losing her grasp on reality. When someone loses their grasp on reality.  It's another way of saying that they're   they're going crazy in a very drastic  way that again, it's that psychological   abuse. You're trying to make someone seem like  they aren't aren't okay in their head in their and so losing your grasp on reality, her  father used a gaslighting tactic. So I want  

you to notice how it's being used, how the word  is being used in these different sentences, her   father used a gaslighting tactic when he declared  that she must have imagined the entire episode.   So imagine you tell your  father, something traumatic that Been to you, perhaps they're  your laptop was was stolen,   okay? And you're telling your father and  your father is trying to convince you that   you didn't have a laptop. So now you start  to doubt yourself and you start to doubt.   I didn't have a laptop. What I thought it was  stolen. I must be losing my grasp on reality.

T. I must be going crazy. There's something  wrong with me psychologically because I   thought my laptop was stolen. And my father who I  trust is telling me I didn't even have a laptop.   So as you can see, it's a very severe word  and it has a very negative consequences. So   get comfortable with these example.  Sentences to see how you can use. Gas lighting in your speech. Now let's go back to  our article now that you know what gasps lading is   in this age of Miss information  misinformation, so notice when   we add this Miss on to information, Miss  information is false false information.

Which is interesting because we can take our word  lead lead someone, but when you add Miss in front   of it, it means that your falsely leading  them so it's the same suffix in a way. So,   just remember information but if you add miss,  it means false information. In this age of   false information, fake news conspiracy  theories, Twitter trolls, and deep fakes. Gaslighting has emerged as a word  for our time. Merriam Webster said,   in a statement on Monday notice here has  emerged. This is our present perfect. It's  

a completed action in the past that has an impact  on the present. The impact is now, everybody is   talking about this. It's the word of the year and  notice gas lighting is singular. So that's why we Have has it would be conjugated  as it it has emerged.

Curiously. Search interest in the word was  not driven by any single event. The company's   editor-at-large told the Associated Press. So  notice your curiously now watch my face curiously.   Hmm. So they're saying this to say  well hmm isn't that interesting? Hmm   curiously so they're saying  they're surprised by this Curiously. So, you can add that when you  want your audience to understand that,  

it's not something you expected. So you might say, Curiously, she turned down the promotion.  So when you turn something down,   you do not accept the offer. So you can say  curiously, she did not accept the promotion.   That's the meaning of to turn down is she  did not accept, but we would expect her to Except the promotion, right? So if I say  curiously, hmm, why did she do that? Hmm,   it makes you think about it. It makes  you wonder, it's not what you expect it. Search interest in the word  was not driven by okay.

Was not driven by. So this is a great expression, notice the sentence  structure because this is Advanced something Is driven by something. Now,  this is another way of saying   caused by. When you want to provide the reason  why. So I could say recent sales were driven by Black Friday.

So, of course, all prices are reduced on Black  Friday, right? There's promotions. So I could   say recent sales were driven by Black Friday.  This is another way of saying we're caused by.   When I want to provide the reason cause,  so, I can say driven by or caused by. Now,   notice the sentence structure  because this is in the passive form. Recent sales. This is plural. There's more  than one. So, I mean, I need my verb to be,  

they they were, I need my plural form of  the verb to be, and it's in the past simple,   because it's the passive voice. Now,  driven does not change because it's in   the passive. If I wanted to put this in the  active sentence, what would I do any ideas? I need to start with Black Friday.

Drove recent sales. Drove is in the past, simple Drive, drove  driven. I'll write that down for you. Drive, drove driven. Those are  our three forms. As you can see.  

It's irregular Black Friday, drove  recent sales. That's the active,   in the passive. Recent sales were driven  by Black Friday. So, this is our active. Active. So that's an advanced structure. That will  sound really great adding to your speech.   Let's continue. It was a word looked up  frequently every single day of the year.

Peter Soco, sokolowski your guess is as good as  mine. Peter sokolowski told the u.s. wire service. So notice, here are phrasal verb to look  something up. This is another way of saying   to search for and we use it specifically with  internet searches with Google searches when   you're trying to find information.  It was a word looked up. So this   is very common. Someone might ask you,  can you look up when the store closes? So they want you to look it up.  They want you to Google. When   does the store closed? They want you to  find the information and then share the   information with them. Can you look up when  the store closes? Did you look that up yet?  

So they're a few minutes later an hour  later. Hey did you look that up yet? Yeah, I looked it up but I couldn't find anything. Let me call them. So you're saying you trying  to find you looked it up, you Googled it. But   there was no information available online so you  have to call them. So very common phrasal verb. Gaslighting derives its Origins from Hamilton's.  Victorian era play set in London about a  

middle-class marriage based on lies and deceit.  That makes sense. Right? Because gas leading is   all about lying to someone misleading. Someone  remember misleading Miss information to try to   make someone think they're losing their  grasp on reality. They're going crazy. Lead character, Jack, Manningham seeks  to convince his wife. Bella that she is   going insane. So insane is another way of saying  you're losing your grasp on reality including by  

saying she is Imagining the dimming of the gas  light in their home. Oh this is interesting.   This is interesting because it shows you  where the word comes from because isn't it? Beard gaslighting. What is that?  What kind of word is that? Well,   it's from this play where this exact situation  happened. Hmm, this is very interesting to me   at least because I had no idea where this  term came from. So the gas light is just  

the light but of course, back in 1930s, they  used gas to light their lamps and their home. The play was twice adopted for the screen in  the UK, in 1940. Then in the u.s. in 1944,   the American version which stars in Greg Bergman,  won two Academy Awards and is preserved in   the US national film registry as a culturally  historically or aesthetically significant work.   So, that just tells you about  the importance of the film, which Didn't know anything about this film, so that's  quite interesting. Now, maybe I'll watch this   film, but as Merriam-Webster notes while the term  referred primarily, to psychological manipulation   in the 20th century, it's modern use is driven  by the vast increase in channels and Technologies   used to mislead people, especially in  personal and political context. So this

is interesting. There are saying Primarily it was about psychological  what? I didn't have a laptop or why the light was always this bright. They're trying to trick  you psychologically, but there are saying now,   the word is evolving into using more General  Miss information. Remember Miss information,   false information. And here, they're  showing us again the word mislead Miss Lee.

Because there are channels and Technologies  used to mislead people. So there might be a   channel telling you that you should do this for  some specific reason. But they're misleading,   you is false information and it could be for  a personal gain or a political gain as well.   And notice again is driven by  its modern use. So it being

Being the term gaslighting. So the modern  use of the term gaslighting is driven by   so it's caused by the vast increase. Vast means  a lot of vast increase. So it's a significant   increase that could be another way of thinking  of it. That's another very useful adjectives.

Adjective to have significant. Increase vast increase. So these are  just terms to say, increase a lot there,   adjectives, significant increase fast  increase. That's an adjective there. And significant increase, that's a very  Advanced adjectives and seeing with vast   increase. Of course, it sounds a lot more  advanced than saying it increased a lot. It   increased a lot. There was a significant  increase significant increase. There was  

a vast increase, so that's a great  Advanced adjective that you can use   and that's the end of the article. So now, you  know, all about gaslighting, the word of the year. Year. So now I'm going to read  the article from start to finish   so you can practice along with my pronunciation. Gaslighting Merriam-Webster Pink's. Its  word of the year. When British playwright,   Patrick Hamilton wrote Gaslight in 1938.  Little, did he know how often the word would   be used in the 21st century. Merriam-Webster  America's oldest, dictionary publisher has  

just chosen gaslighting as its word of the Year  searches on its website for the word, have spy. By 1700 40% in 2022. According to the company   gaslighting is the act or practice  of grossly, misleading. Someone,   especially for one's own advantage. In  this age of Miss information of fake news,   conspiracy theories. Twitter trolls and deep fakes  gaslighting has emerged as a word for our time. Merriam Webster said in a statement on Monday  curiously, search interest in the word was not   driven by any single event. The company's  editor-at-large told the Associated Press,  

it was a word looked up frequently every  single day of the year. Peter sokolowski   told the u.s. wire service gaslighting derives  its Origins from Hamilton's victorian-era play. And in about a middle-class marriage based  on lies and deceit lead, character, Jack,   Manningham seeks to convince his wife, Bella  that she is going insane. Including by saying   she is Imagining the dimming of the gas  light in their home. The play was twice,  

adopted for the screen in the UK, in 1940. Then  in the u.s. in 1944, the American version, which Which stars Ingrid, Bergman won, two  Academy Awards and is preserved in   the u.s. National film registry as a culturally  historically or aesthetically significant work.   But as Merriam-Webster notes,  while the term referred primarily,   to psychological manipulation  in the 20th century is modern,   use is driven by the vast increase in channels  and Technologies used to mislead people especially Really in personal and political context. Amazing  job with this lesson. If you're up for it,  

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