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Hi, dear students! I’m Georgiana, founder of SpeakEnglishPodcast.com. My mission is to help you to speak English fluently. Speaking English is way easier when you use the right material and techniques.
Let‚Äôs talk again about the repetitive use of the word “look.” Seriously, you gotta¬†stop using the word “look”¬†all the time. There are many more words that you can use instead. I will help you to choose the right one depending on the context.

Therefore, today, I will continue to enrich your vocabulary and help you to sound more like a native English speaker.

And with a point of view story, you will practice your English speaking and you will learn grammar without memorizing any rules.

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Ok! Let’s learn some new words that replace the word “look.”

#1) To watch
We‚Äôll start with the word “to watch.”
Many students confuse “watch” with “see,” so I will take a closer look at the difference between these two terms.

Two weeks ago, in episode #108, we saw that we use “see” to express the ability to discern visually. You are aware of your surroundings by using your eyes.
We use the term “watch” when we observe something happening in front of us or on television, for example.

However, we don’t need to participate in what we see actively.

Examples:
“Last night, I¬†watched¬†TV until 2 am.”
“As a kid, I always liked to¬†watch¬†a plane take off.
“My friend Rachel and I¬†watched¬†a movie last night.”

‚Ä®#2) To view

We continue now with “view.”
For instance, you can view a presentation or a movie.

But if we want to be specific, we’ll use “view” mostly when we’re looking at something up close and examining it.

Examples:
“Before you buy a property, make sure to¬†view¬†it a few times.”

“We‚Äôre excited¬†to view¬†your summer collection.”

“I normally¬†view¬†situations objectively, especially when it comes to business.”

#3) To Spot

We can use the word to spot literally or figuratively.
And what happens when you find something?

When you find something you are looking for, we can say that you have spotted it.

For example, you may spot a stain on a shirt.

Examples:
“I know him so well that I could¬†spot¬†him even among a large crowd.”

“I‚Äôm not sure if it‚Äôs easy to¬†spot¬†a cheap imitation.”

“Unfortunately, you failed to¬†spot¬†the error. “


 #4) To Stare
Another word you could use in order to replace “look” is “stare.”
“Stare” is similar to “glare,”¬†but we don‚Äôt necessarily use it in a negative situation.
For example, when you have a crush on someone, you might spend all day staring at them.

And if you have a pet, you might have already noticed how they stare at you whenever they are hungry.

Examples:
“Stop¬†staring¬†at me like that! You’re making me uncomfortable.”

“We all¬†stared¬†at the beautiful girl next door.”

“If you want to stare at him, at least don’t make it so self-evident.”

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