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Liz Potter
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In this weekly post, we bring more useful content from the Macmillan Dictionary to English language learners. In this series of language tips to accompany the Real Vocabulary theme we look at how you can expand your vocabulary in English by using different words and expressions instead of core vocabulary items.

This set of language tips explores the words and phrases we use to describe movement. This week’s tip looks at verbs and phrases that mean walk slowly and without any definite purpose:

stroll to walk for pleasure and without hurrying:

  • They were strolling through the park.
  • She strolled over to join them.
  • Young couples were strolling along with their arms around each other.

go for a stroll:

  • Let’s go for a stroll around the lake.

wander to walk without a specific purpose, when you are not going anywhere in particular:

  •  We wandered through the streets of the old town.
  • I found her wandering around outside in her nightclothes.

go for a wander:

  • They went for a wander around the market as soon as they arrived.

saunter to walk in a slow and relaxed way:

  • He was sauntering along without a care in the world.

amble to walk in a slow and relaxed way, especially when you are not going anywhere in particular:

  • We ambled along the cliff path.

Did you know that Macmillan Dictionary includes a full thesaurus? This page lists more ways to say ‘walk‘.

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