Arsenio’s ESL Podcast | Season 5 Episode 98 | Vocabulary Development | Words for Relationships

Words for relationships! Vocabulary development is back, as usual, and today I’m going over different verbs and verb phrases so that you can implement them in your writing.

  1. We need to take care of the situation so it doesn’t deteriorate any further.
  2. Invaders tend to either destroy or displace the inhabitants of the location.
  3. Introducing new elements disrupts the natural process of development.
  4. If we eliminate an animal’s only predator, there’s nothing to stop the population increasing.
  5. It’s often not clear at first which invasive species will emerge as the dominant ones.
  6. In a natural evolution process, predators and animals that they hunt exist side by side.
  7. With the growth of the travel industry, accidental invasive species are on the increase.
  8. Many invasive species present a danger to the natural inhabitants of the location.
  • to interrupt something and prevent it from continuing by creating a problem
  • to be real, or to appear in the real world
  • to become worse
  • to be a threat to something
  • to take the place of someone or something
  • to be happening more often
  • to get rid of something that is not wanted or needed
  • to appear or become recognized
  1. What have you eliminated from your life recently?
  2. What could present a danger to your future ambitions?
  3. What has been on the increase in the news in the last few months?
  4. What has deteriorated in your country in the last few years?
  5. Who has emerged as an important figure in your country this year?
  6. What kinds of things can disrupt our day-to-day


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