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Session 46

Is there more than one way to describe how to walk? Watch James explain some alternative verbs in this English In A Minute.

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4 words to use instead of 'walk'

Let James teach you 4 alternative words to 'walk' in this English In A Minute.

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James

I'm going to share four verbs you can use instead of walk.

Let's get started. So the first verb is stroll.

This is a slow casual walk you might take to relax.

For example: We took a stroll around the park to get some fresh air.

So the next verb is pace.

You might pace when you're stressed or anxious about something and it's normally when you walk back and to, across a small area.

So, for example: I paced around my home office waiting to find out if i'd got the job.

Let's look at wander. Now wander means 'to walk around with no destination in mind'.

So, for example: On our first day of holiday we wandered around the city centre.

And finally we have the verb swagger.

This means 'to walk around with too much self-confidence and arrogance'.

So, for example: Pete swaggered around the office when he won the lottery.

 

4 words to use instead of 'walk'

We use stroll to talk about a slow casual walk you might take to relax.

  • We went for a leisurely stroll around the park.
  • He went for a stroll along the beach.

We use pace to mean 'a walk when you're stressed or anxious about something' and it's normally when you walk to and fro in a small area.

  • The lion paced up and down his cage.
  • He paced around the office waiting for the news.

We use wander to mean 'to walk around with no destination in mind'.

  • We wandered around the city looking for somewhere to eat.
  • Let's wander into town and see what's going on.

We use swagger to mean 'walk around with too much self-confidence and arrogance'.

  • He swaggered into the office after the news of his promotion.
  • She walked with a swagger that made you know she was successful. 

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