Adverse vs Averse - English Grammar - Teaching Tips


This video covers the difference between 'adverse' and 'averse'. As these two words have a similar pronunciation and spelling, their usage is often confused. While they are both adjectives, they have slightly different meanings. 'Adverse', for example, means unfavorable or harmful, while 'averse' means strongly disliking or opposed. Let's take a look at two example sentences: "He listened to no adverse criticism and receded before no obstacle." and "My children are quite averse to the suggestion of having year-round school". Since they are both adjectives, they are always used in combination with the verb 'to be', such as 'is adverse' or 'are averse', or before a noun: 'adverse criticism'.

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This unit was a bit harder to digest and I will need to refer to it a bit more. I learnt a lot from this unit however, and I found the explanations quite clear and brief. The tenses used in active and passive voice is something I never really thought about as I know when it sounds wrong, so this was good to review. The use of phrasal verbs was quite confusing though. Thank you.In this unit, I have learnt various techniques for vocabulary teaching. Ideas on how to select the appropriate vocabulary for the students and what the students need to know about a vocabulary item. How to structure a lesson depending on the English level of the students. The importance of teaching language functions and how to create a lesson using the ESA boomerang structure.

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