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Wednesday the 25th of April, 2018
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SYNONYMS FOR 'INTERESTING': 'MESMERIZING'

Hello, everyone! Happy Wednesday to you.

It's day three of Synonyms for "Interesting."

Today's word is: MESMERIZING.  

Definition: holding the attention of someone; transfixing someone.

As you can see, its definition is very similar to the definitions of our words from Monday and Tuesday.

Example 1: The audience was silent: the magician was mesmerizing

Example 2: The actor is described as talented and mesmerizing in this new movie. 

Example 3: We watched a spider catch a fly: it was mesmerizing to my son! 

Do those examples look familiar? They are the same examples from yesterday, but with the word MESMERIZING instead of yesterday's word, CAPTIVATING. This shows you exactly how close the two are in meaning! 

We can also use the examples from Monday's lesson:

Example 4: The baby stared at the lights of the new toy: they were mesmerizing

Example 5: The dancer was mesmerizing: she was so beautiful!

Example 6: I’m so afraid of bees. To me, they’re mesmerizing.   

One of sentences 4, 5 or 6 is not correct; it uses mesmerizing incorrectly. Which one is it? Tell us on one of our social media sites (Facebook or Twitter). 

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Thank you for reading, and thanks for your participation!



Tuesday the 24th of April, 2018
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SYNONYMS FOR 'INTERESTING': 'CAPTIVATING'

Welcome back, readers!

It's day two of our week of Synonyms for "Interesting." We chose this week's theme to give you other options for common words like "cool" or "interesting."

Today's word is: CAPTIVATING

Definition: attracting (and holding the interest and attention) of someone or something; charming to someone or something. 

Example 1: The audience was silent: the magician was captivating

Example 2: The actor is described as talented and captivating in this new movie. 

Example 3: We watched a spider catch a fly: it was captivating to my son! 

What is a movie that is captivating to you? Tell us on one of our social media sites (Facebook or Twitter).

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That's all for today. Thank you for reading! 



Monday the 23rd of April, 2018
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SYNONYMS FOR 'INTERESTING': 'TRANSFIXING'

Happy Monday, Daily Vitamin readers! I hope you had a wonderful weekend. 

This week, we are focusing on Synonyms of "Interesting." Many English learners say that they use words like "cool" or "interesting" too often. We will give you words that can be used instead.

Today's word is: TRANSFIXING

Definition: to make or hold motionless because of something amazing, scary, or shocking. 

Example 1: The baby stared at the lights of the new toy: they were transfixing

Example 2: The dancer was transfixing: she was so beautiful!

The two examples above are when something is amazing; here is an example of when something is scary:

Example 3: I'm so afraid of bees. To me, they're transfixing.  

It's interesting that the word can be used for both positive and negative emotions. 

That's all for today. Thank you for reading!



Friday the 20th of April, 2018
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CAMBRIDGE FCE READING AND USE OF ENGLISH PART 1 (V)

Welcome back and happy Friday, readers! It's our last day of practice with the FCE Reading and Use of English Module.

Here is today's sentence.

Sentence: People often _____ that my dog looks a lot like me. We have the same colour hair!
A. DESCRIBE
B. DEFINE
C. REMARK
D. REGARD

Do you know which word is correct? As always, give us your answer on one of our social media sites (Facebook or Twitter) and we will post the correct answer later; we'll also include it in tomorrow's Daily Vitamin email.

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That's it for this week. I hope you learned something new! Have a wonderful weekend and we will see you on Monday for a unique vocabulary lesson.



Thursday the 19th of April, 2018
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CAMBRIDGE FCE READING AND USE OF ENGLISH PART 1 (IV)

Hello, everyone! Are you ready for today’s Cambridge FCE lesson? You have been doing very well this week with participation; I hope you keep it up. We will be happy to see your answers for today's sentence.

Sentence: My family is trying to reduce our monthly _____. We spend too much on things we do not need.

Which of these four words correctly completes the sentence?
A. FEES
B. EXPENSES
C. PRICES
D. CHARGES

As always, give us your answer on one of our social media sites (Facebook or Twitter) and we will post the correct answer later; we'll also include it in tomorrow's Daily Vitamin email.

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Good luck and have a great day!