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 discussed about reading and listening as the receptive skills, they are equally important. That there are reasons and motives in reading and listening. also in this lesson, some useful skills has been tackled, the materials that are best example for the activity of the students. It also gives the basic keys to successful receptive skill lesson. I learned that topics can also help to motivate the students, that it creates interest t the students to read and listens about the subject matter with more confidence and better understanding.