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  • Hello, folks. Welcome back to www.engvid.com, where today, I'm going to be presenting to

  • you some of the very best words in the English language to be putting into your applications for work,

  • and also directly into your CVs andsumés. CVs is the name in the UK;

  • sumé would be the word in America for your list of work, achievements, and titles.

  • So, what I'm going to be doing today is talking through a list of adjectives to describe yourself

  • in a covering letter. We're going to be looking at good words for saying what you are able

  • to do, and some good verbs for describing what you did in your last job. Hope it helps

  • you get that important job.

  • So, when it comes to talking about yourself... By the way, I just want to make sure because

  • I want you to remember these words after the lesson, so just before we start talking about these words,

  • can you make sure you write them down? Okay? So just write them down on a scrap

  • of paper, and then you'll have them afterwards as well. Okay? Maybe press pause.

  • And welcome back.

  • So, "accomplished", now, this can be a verb or an adjective. The noun would be an accomplishment,

  • I'll write that here. An accomplishment is like an achievement, it's something good that

  • you have done. So, this is obviously in the past simple if I'm using it as a verb. I accomplished

  • whatever. But if I'm talking about it as an adjective, I would say: "I am an accomplished

  • editor, having worked for five years as..." Okay? This is a really useful sort of grammatical

  • structure when you're saying what you can do. "Having worked as..." Okay? There should

  • be sort of a space in here. Or: "Having done this for so many years." So if you want to...

  • "Having worked as", whatever the job title is and then the amount of years or months.

  • Okay? So, you either have accomplished something or you are an accomplished engineer, computer

  • programmer, whatever it is that you do. I'm sure it's something cool.

  • Obviously, you have an advanced level of English because you've been watching Benjamin on engVid.

  • Yeah? So, "advanced" is an adjective to describe when you're really good at something.

  • "I am an advanced judo player." Yeah? "I am an advanced karate." Yeah? Advanced is pretty good.

  • "Committed", yeah? Committed. Everyone go like this, committed. Yeah? That means I turn

  • up every day. I don't take any sick days. Yeah? Going to get physical today guys, going

  • to get off your bums, making some moves. Committed, you turn up every day. So this can also be

  • used as a verb. So you could be committed to. "I am committed to my wife." Yeah? "I

  • am committed to the Green Party", whatever it is. The Conservatives, labour. Yeah? Committed

  • to is when you have... You give your... Give yourself to something. Yeah? But if you are

  • using it as an adjective: "I am a committed person", means I turn up every day.

  • "Promoted", so this is probably a word you would stick into thesumé. Yeah? Or the

  • CV. So: "I worked at Lloyds Bank and within... Within six months, I was promoted." Everyone

  • go like this, promoted. It means lifted up. Okay? You go up. Promoted. Okay? So, within

  • six months, I was promoted. So in a covering letter, you can talk... You can talk shit

  • and say you're really great. So I was promoted which shows that I am an accomplished, an

  • accomplished blah, blah, blah, blah, blah, whatever it is, the job you do.

  • Now, when we're talking about what you can do, here are some useful little verbs. So,

  • "provide" means provide, I give analysis, provide analysis. "Analysis" is the looking

  • at the positives, the minus. Yeah? You're kind of looking at a scientist with your spectacles,

  • what's good, what's bad. Provide, give analysis. Yeah?

  • "Deliver", again, let's think about our newspaper boy, he delivers the newspaper through, you

  • know, puts it by your door. Maybe in America, you see him delivering like this. So, you

  • can either think deliver or deliver. Yeah? Deliver. In the context of a résumé, you

  • could deliver... Deliver excellence. You could deliver a program of. Yeah? You can deliver

  • a training program. Yeah? A training. Something you did. This is what we're avoiding. We are

  • avoiding: "can", "do", and "make" because you're not beginners anymore. You are my advanced

  • students, so we're going to used advanced verbs. Okay?

  • "Design", hmm, design, design, design means think and make. Design, so an architect designs.

  • If I am putting some theatre together, I will design the "mise en scène". Yeah? The scenery.

  • Okay? I design. So I put a bit of red, put a bit of yellow. Now, what can you design?

  • You can design promotional material. Yeah? Promotional. Long word. Or you can design

  • the marketing.

  • "Enhance" means to make better, to make better. Enhance, make good. Yeah? Enhance, put it

  • better.

  • "Generate", we use... So the colocation of "generate" often goes with sales. You generate

  • sales. So, you generate sales. Above the line. Yeah? If you're above the line, you're operating

  • in profit, so we want to be up here with our sales. Generate sales means more... Getting

  • a bit mad here. Isn't it? More money for your boss. Okay. All all right? We all still okay?

  • I want to make sure that you concentrate until the end of my lesson today, so we're going

  • to do something a little bit different. I want you to stand up off your chair and I

  • want you to take a pen because you've all been writing down these words, haven't you,

  • everybody? So, take your pen and we're going to make a figure of eight with your pen. Okay?

  • So we're going to go around here and then we're going to take it with this side, we're

  • going to take it down to your feet and you're going to have to change over, and then we're

  • going to go up here and down. So you're going to use both hands and you're going to go down

  • to your feet, and you're going to make a figure of eight. Okay. How are you doing? Yeah. Remember

  • to swap hands. Very good. Can you touch your toes? Yeah, go on, bend down, and up we go.

  • Good. And come back up. Well done. Hopefully we're ready now for our next little section.

  • Just trying to get you to use your right and left side brain. I'm showing off today. Right.

  • So, this is language for talking about what you did at your last job. So, obviously, these

  • words are great in an interview. Okay? You send your CV, they really like you, so you

  • go and say: "Hello, I'm", blah, blah, blah. Okay? And you say all of these words. So write

  • these down. "Co-ordinated", "managed", "developed", "redesigned", "implemented", "launched", "maximised",

  • and "provided". You're super-fast, aren't you? Yeah. Right.

  • So, "co-ordinate", if we are looking at a map-yeah?-of England. Yeah? Super good map

  • with a bit of island over here. We won't worry about Europe. Now think about co-ordinate,

  • you think about co-ordinate on a map. So, the co-ordinates on a map lead me to this

  • place and it's York. Okay? So, the co-ordinate is guessing everything together. Put it...

  • Okay? So it's planning, planning in detail. Co with all the details, bringing all the

  • details together.

  • "Managed" is similar, you're managing people. Yeah? Bringing them together, make sure they're

  • doing this. So, in my last job, I co-ordinated a sales contract. I... What did I do? I was

  • promoted and I got given, as a reward, a new pen. Okay, so I co-ordinated a sales contract.

  • Manage, you're managing people.

  • "Develop", if you're developing... If I'm developing this map, I'm making it better.

  • So, I know that it's actually a bit more kind of like this and that East Anglia is bigger.

  • So, developed means to make it better.

  • "Redesign", if I'm redesigning it, I might not like the red anymore; I might want to

  • put some blue in. Okay? So I'm making it... Making it a little bit different. "Re" means

  • doing again.

  • "To implement", kind of means to start. So, if I'm implementing this map of Britain as

  • the new map of Britain, I tell David Cameron: "This is the new map of Britain." Okay? And

  • we start giving this map to everyone in Britain. It's the new map of Britain. Okay? So you

  • might implement a new policy. -"What did you do in your last job?" -"Well, I implemented

  • a new policy. It was very effective." Yeah? Implemented a new policy. "Policy" is basically

  • a rule, an idea.

  • "Launch", yeah? Again, it kind of means started.

  • "Maximise", I'm sure you've had Pepsi Max, it's like maximum. "Wah, I've got loads of

  • sugar." Yeah? So to the max. "I maximised profit", or whatever it is that you did. "I

  • maximised library books", I don't know.

  • "Provided" means give.

  • Now, I've given to you. I want you to give back to me by going to www.engvid.com and

  • doing the quiz. Yeah? You've already written down these words, these excellent words. I

  • want to make sure that you know them 100%. Okay? Do the quiz, subscribe to my YouTube

  • channel, if you will. And if you're really keen, if you really want to get advanced,

  • and promoted, and deliver excellent in the workplace, then you might consider checking

  • out Exquisite English; the link's somewhere around there. Okay, nice to see you. Bye.

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