Adam’s English Lessons · engVid
Do you love English? Me too. That's why we're here—because English is a key to the world. Join me and others from around the world as we practice our English skills and get to know each other. I have taught, coached, and edited for hundreds of non-native English users for 14 years, in four countries. Let me put this experience to work for you; subscribe to my channel and don't forget to comment on engvid.com These days, I'm back home in Toronto, Canada. I concentrate on helping people prepare for tests such as the IELTS, TOEFL, and SAT. Test takers can learn to write at writetotop.com, my site dedicated to guiding you to your target score. I also edit and proofread documents, websites, and university applications on editorproof.com. As you might have guessed by now, I live and love the English language. And, yes, I know English can be difficult; but it is also beautiful, and it can give you so much pleasure. Come, try it out. You'll be glad you did.

152 videos
Real English: Vocabulary to talk about real estate Real English: Vocabulary to talk about real estate
3 months ago En
When it comes to buying or renting a new home, there are many rules to know about. Before making this big commitment, make sure you know the words you’ll come across, like mortgage, contract, condo, liability, broker, and others. Knowing the right use of the language will help you make a wiser decision. Whether you are thinking of renting your first apartment, buying a home for your family, or are an investor buying multiple properties, this lesson is essential for anyone living in or planning to live in an English-speaking country. Make sure you've understood the lesson by taking the quiz: https://www.engvid.com/real-english-vocabulary-real-estate/ More of my vocabulary lessons: English Vocabulary: How to talk about the ECONOMY https://youtu.be/vmU1OzFdems Driving in English: Car & Road Vocabulary https://youtu.be/a5nFBQ5H62U
Learn Real English: Buying Glasses Learn Real English: Buying Glasses
12 months ago En
What is the difference between an optometrist and an optician? What is a bifocal lens and a progressive one? If you need to get a new pair of glasses in an English-speaking country, this lesson will provide you with the essential vocabulary and expressions to make the right choices for your better vision. https://www.engvid.com/learn-real-english-buying-glasses/ More vocabulary videos to watch next: Learn MEDICAL vocabulary in English https://youtu.be/IW22_OnpS5Y Cooking Vocabulary in English https://youtu.be/EOT2NxyWBbg
Professional & Business English: Marketing Professional & Business English: Marketing
2 years ago En
A successful business relies not only on a good product but also on a good marketing team. Branding, brand loyalty, logo, and promotion are crucial to presenting the company and product to the public. In this video, we discuss some of the technical vocabulary and ideas associated with marketing in English and look at some case studies. If you are involved in business or want to be, watch this video. Test yourself with the quiz at https://www.engvid.com/professional-business-english-marketing/ More BUSINESS ENGLISH videos to watch next: Professional English Vocabulary: Meetings https://youtu.be/oBq-7_-LwIs Business English Vocabulary: The Stock Market https://youtu.be/DBpV4XtWl1U
English Grammar: Linking Verbs (Copula) English Grammar: Linking Verbs (Copula)
2 years ago En
"Be", "seem", "look", "sound", and more are examples of linking verbs in English. These are also called copula verbs. They are special because they do not involve an action, even though some may be used in a similar way to action verbs. In this grammar lesson, we’ll learn how to use these linking verbs in English, in what situations to use them, and how to recognize them when we see them. It may appear difficult, but it’s much simpler than it seems. https://www.engvid.com/english-grammar-linking-verbs-copula/ More grammar lessons to watch next: Advanced English Grammar: Noun Clauses https://youtu.be/9SrEEPt4MQA Advanced English Grammar: Participles https://youtu.be/eWvkSp16VFY
Phrasal Verbs: CHECK – check up, check out, check off... Phrasal Verbs: CHECK – check up, check out, check off...
2 years ago En
Check out this English lesson on phrasal verbs with the verb CHECK. Find out what it means to check things off a list, check with your boss, check on a sick friend, or check in at a hotel. Then take the quiz at https://www.engvid.com/phrasal-verbs-check/ to CHECK your understanding. More of my PHRASAL VERBS videos: TAKE phrasal verbs https://youtu.be/mrXt9yrZryg LOOK phrasal verbs https://youtu.be/HTmccvdJPVY
Learn English Vocabulary: Computer Hardware Learn English Vocabulary: Computer Hardware
2 years ago En
In this English vocabulary lesson, you’ll learn all about the words we use to describe computers and their parts in English. You may have heard a lot of these words before, but not know exactly what they all mean. So after this lesson, you might have learned about computers in addition to the new words. I’ll also talk about keyboard shortcuts using the function and control buttons, and discuss accessories like touchpads, HDMI cables, and scanners. After watching, load your new knowledge into memory and go do the quiz! https://www.engvid.com/learn-english-vocabulary-computer-hardware/ Watch next: Internet vocabulary https://youtu.be/duunFMQOos4
Speak English more naturally: Using rhyme for word stress and intonation Speak English more naturally: Using rhyme for word stress and intonation
2 years ago En
Rhyme is a great way to learn to add intonation to your English speech and to sharpen your pronunciation. In this lesson, we look at nursery rhymes, rap, and poetry as tools to improve spoken English. By using the techniques in this video, you will make your speech sound much more natural. You’ll also find it easier to understand real English speech and conversation. Roses are red, violets are blue, this lesson is useful, so you should watch it too. https://www.engvid.com/rhyme-word-stress-intonation/ My old lesson on word stress: https://youtu.be/4Iqrm82LED4 Emma's lesson: https://youtu.be/L4u0vINDZ_g More of my videos on spoken English: 3 tips for sounding like a native speaker https://youtu.be/ChZJ1Q3GSuI How to understand native English speakers https://youtu.be/nigdf69TSNE
Water Vocabulary & Expressions in English Water Vocabulary & Expressions in English
2 years ago En
Learn key English vocabulary and expressions to talk about water. Water is everywhere, but it is our most precious resource, and conserving it is becoming a serious concern all over the world. In this class, we look at words such as "aquifer", "desalination", and "well", and even some idioms using "water". After watching, quench your thirst for validation with the quiz. https://www.engvid.com/water-vocabulary-expressions-in-english More vocabulary videos to watch next! Vocabulary for weather & natural disasters https://youtu.be/6p26O_GvX0I Movie vocabulary https://youtu.be/Gb87bAkFkYc
Learn English Vocabulary for Tourism: resort, cruise, charter, all-inclusive… Learn English Vocabulary for Tourism: resort, cruise, charter, all-inclusive…
2 years ago En
Learn English vocabulary for tourism. If you choose to go on a group tour, like on a cruise, at an all-inclusive resort, or even on a themed tour, this lesson is for you. Learn vocabulary like “itinerary”, “charter”, “excursions”, “sightseeing”, “amenities”, “attractions”, and more. I will also talk about flights and how to get the kind of flight you want. Are you looking for a “discount”, “bargain”, “last-minute”, “group rate”, or “charter” flight? If you are using a points card to buy a flight, you will also want to watch out for “blackout dates”. It is important to know your options when organizing a trip, and this lesson has everything you need to know to book the vacation of your dreams! https://www.engvid.com/english-vocabulary-tourism Watch next: Travel English https://youtu.be/PEvi3np6ncc Medical Vocabulary in English https://youtu.be/IW22_OnpS5Y
Improve your Vocabulary: 29 ways to express anger in English Improve your Vocabulary: 29 ways to express anger in English
2 years ago En
If your friend is “ticked off” with you, you’ve probably done something pretty bad. In this video, you will learn vocabulary to express anger in different ways. You can be direct and forceful, or you can be diplomatic and polite. In this English class, we will look at words such as “furious”, “livid”, “mad”, “disappointed”, and others. You will learn what it means to “have a fit”, “to blow up”. “to go ballistic”, and “to throw a tantrum”. So if you got up on the wrong side of the bed, turn your day around by learning some useful vocabulary and expressions in English that will help you express yourself more clearly. After watching, cure your grumpiness by taking the quiz. https://www.engvid.com/29-ways-to-express-anger-in-english/
How to write a PERSONAL STATEMENT for university or college How to write a PERSONAL STATEMENT for university or college
2 years ago En
Everything you need to know to write a personal statement. Are you applying to university or college? You will need to submit documents to tell the admissions committee more about yourself. One such document is the “Personal Statement”. Students spend weeks or months working on their statement, but many make a fundamental mistake: they don’t make it personal. In this video, we will go over the six essential steps of constructing a winning personal statement that will help you get into the school of your choice. I will teach you how to plan and structure your personal statement, how to research for it, and how to edit it. Writing your statement will take you at least a week, so don’t start at the last minute! Did you understand the lesson? Take the quiz: https://www.engvid.com/how-to-write-a-personal-statement-university-college WATCH NEXT: Writing Skills: The Paragraph https://youtu.be/0IFDuhdB2Hk IELTS Writing Task 1 https://youtu.be/CK_PE9ILJjQ
Driving in English: Car & Road Vocabulary Driving in English: Car & Road Vocabulary
2 years ago En
Learn the names of the car parts and techniques you will be using while you drive. In this English vocabulary lesson, we will look at the words you need to drive safely, like “gas pedal”, “brake pedal”, “gear shifter”, “mirrors”, “park”, “reverse”, “neutral”, “back out”, “yield”, and more. You should make sure you know these words if you’re planning to rent a car or drive in an English-speaking country. I will also give you some safe driving tips so that you feel more confident behind the wheel when driving abroad. It is very important as a driver to know about all aspects of your car and how to operate and take care of it, as well as what to do and not to do on the road. So strap on your seatbelt, and don’t forget to check your blind spot! Watch the lesson, and do the quiz to solidify your knowledge. https://www.engvid.com/driving-in-english-car-road-vocabulary/
REAL ENGLISH: Going to the COFFEE SHOP REAL ENGLISH: Going to the COFFEE SHOP
2 years ago En
Learn how to order a coffee in English! Like many North Americans, ordering a coffee at my favorite coffee shop is the best part of my day. Coffee culture has become an important part of people’s routines all over the world. But ordering a coffee is not as simple now as it used to be! In this lesson, we will discuss everything coffee: coffee types, roasts, tasting notes, coffeemaker parts, the size of the grinds, and coffee bean production. I will teach you the difference between an espresso, americano, latte, cappuccino, French press, percolator coffee, and more. Plus, I will explain how to order your coffee exactly the way you like it. So grab yourself a nice hot cup, and don’t forget to do the quiz after watching this lesson.
Parts of Speech: Verbs & Adverbs Parts of Speech: Verbs & Adverbs
2 years ago En
In this fundamental English grammar lesson, you will learn about verbs and adverbs. I will teach you about all the different types of verbs: be, active/passive, transitive/intransitive, state, linking/copula, modal, and auxiliary. I will also talk about the different kinds of adverbs, like adverbs of pace, strength, intensity, negation, expectancy, and more. If you haven’t heard of all of these before, don’t worry because there will be examples for all of them. There is something in this lesson for all learners, no matter their level. So whether you are a beginner or an advanced learner, watch the video. And after you’ve understood this video, make sure to also watch my video about nouns and adjectives: https://youtu.be/EZpSew68-eI Take the quiz on this video: https://www.engvid.com/parts-of-speech-verbs-adverbs/
Parts of Speech in English Grammar: NOUNS & ADJECTIVES Parts of Speech in English Grammar: NOUNS & ADJECTIVES
2 years ago En
The first step in building a strong understanding of English grammar is knowing all the parts of a sentence. In English, every word in a sentence has a specific role. In this lesson, we will look specifically at nouns and adjectives. I will explain what nouns and adjectives are for and how they are used in a sentence. Some nouns are not as obvious as others. For example, is “online” a noun or an adjective? Hint: it depends on the order of the words in the sentence! Whether you are a beginner or an advanced English learner, you will deepen your understanding of nouns and adjectives by watching this lesson. Test yourself by completing the quiz afterwards: https://www.engvid.com/parts-of-speech-english-grammar-nouns-adjectives/
SOCIAL MEDIA Vocabulary in English: 30 words to learn SOCIAL MEDIA Vocabulary in English: 30 words to learn
2 years ago En
Social media has taken over the world. With billions of people online and many of them using English to communicate, it’s useful to know the common words used to discuss social media. In this lesson, we will look at vocabulary like “troll”, “hashtag”, “meme”, “flash mob”, “streaming media”, “blog”, “vlog”, “clickbait”, and many others. Whether you are just getting familiar with the Internet or are a rising YouTube star, you will need these words to navigate the world of social media on the internet. After watching, there will be a quiz to test your understanding at https://www.engvid.com/social-media-vocabulary-in-english/. And don’t forget to follow us on Twitter (https://twitter.com/engVid), Facebook (https://facebook.com/learn.english.free), and YouTube.
English Vocabulary: Learn 15 words with the prefix OVER- English Vocabulary: Learn 15 words with the prefix OVER-
2 years ago En
Adding a prefix to a word changes its meaning entirely. A prefix is a short word that is attached at the front of another word. You may have watched my lesson on the prefix UNDER- : https://youtu.be/phEwlgjVUWQ But what about its opposite, the prefix OVER-? When you add OVER- at the beginning of a word, it means too much or more than enough. In this lesson, we will look at words beginning with the prefix OVER-, such as “overestimate”, “overhaul”, “override”, “overachieve”, “overkill”, “overrule”, and more. Do not overlook this vocabulary lesson, as you will find yourself using these words over and over again. Take the quiz here: https://www.engvid.com/english-vocabulary-prefix-over/
English Vocabulary: Words with the prefix UNDER- English Vocabulary: Words with the prefix UNDER-
2 years ago En
A prefix is a short word that is attached at the front of another word to form a new word. The prefix “under” means less, lower, not enough, beneath, or below. So when you attach it to some words, it will change their meanings. For example, “underground” means beneath the ground. “Underdeveloped” means not developed enough. In this lesson, we will build our vocabulary base with words that start with the prefix “under”. We will look at words like “undertake”, “understudy”, “undergo”, “underachieve”, “understate”, and more. Do not underestimate the importance of learning new vocabulary! Vocabulary underlies good communication skills in any language. Don’t forget to do the quiz after watching to test your understanding. https://www.engvid.com/english-vocabulary-prefix-under/
How & when to use LESS, FEWER, LESSER, and LEAST in English How & when to use LESS, FEWER, LESSER, and LEAST in English
3 years ago En
Do you want to make less mistakes in English? Or should I say “fewer mistakes”? A common grammar mistake is to use “less” instead of “fewer” in these kinds of sentences. Another common mistake is to misuse the words “less” and “lower”. In this lesson, we will look at the main differences in the uses and meanings of “less”, “fewer”, and “lower”. I will also teach you how to use the adjectives “lesser” and “least”, as well as the verb “lessen”. Even native English speakers get these words confused sometimes, but after watching, you will know exactly which one to use and when! And if you are doing the IELTS soon, this will help you with Task 1. You will get a chance to practice by doing a quiz afterwards at https://www.engvid.com/less-fewer-lesser-least/
17 English PHRASAL VERBS for School 17 English PHRASAL VERBS for School
3 years ago En
If you are or have ever been a student, you know just how much there is to do in a day. You need to “sign up” for classes on time, “read up” on the course material, “speak up” in class, “turn in” your essays for grading, and so much more. This lesson will help you understand these English phrasal verbs and many more. I will teach you 17 phrasal verbs that are useful in classroom situations and at school in general. You will learn English expressions like “hand in”, “sign up”, “catch up”, “read up on”, “go through”, “turn in”, “speak up”, and more. Watch the lesson, and don’t drop out before doing the quiz at https://www.engvid.com/17-english-phrasal-verbs-for-school/
10 English Idioms from Health & Medicine 10 English Idioms from Health & Medicine
3 years ago En
Do idioms make you “break out in a cold sweat”? Then this lesson is “just what the doctor ordered”. That means that this lesson is perfect for you! Today, we will look at idioms from the world of health and medicine. I will teach you ten idioms that seem like they have something to do with health but that mean something quite different. Most of them allow you to express how you feel emotionally or physically. We will cover expressions like “rub salt in the wound”, “get a dose of your own medicine”, “scratch that itch”, “bitter pill to swallow”, and more. These are useful idioms that native English speakers use regularly. So watch the video, and do the quiz at https://www.engvid.com/10-english-idioms-health-medicine/ to test your understanding! TRANSCRIPT Hi. Welcome to engVid. I'm Adam. In today's video, I'm going to give you a few idioms from the health and medicine world. Now, of course, you know idioms are collection of words that may or may not mean exactly what the words suggest. So, these idioms can b
Vocabulary: 7 English words that can be suffixes Vocabulary: 7 English words that can be suffixes
3 years ago En
Suffixes are additions to words that change the original word’s meaning or function. In this lesson, we will look at seven suffixes that are also words on their own, such as “like”, “phobia”, and “ware”. For example, the word “hood” means a head covering that is attached to a jacket. But did you know that if you add it at the end of “child”, the meaning of “child” and “hood” change completely? Suffixes can help you be more precise in your language, which is why they are perfect for you to use in your IELTS and TOEFL tests. Add some variety to your writing with this new and more advanced vocabulary. Take the quiz on this lesson here: https://www.engvid.com/vocabulary-7-english-words-suffixes/ TRANSCRIPT Hi. Welcome to www.engvid.com. I'm Adam. Today's lesson is going to be a bit of a mix of grammar, and vocab, and writing - all of the skills you need together because we're going to be looking at suffixes; and more specifically, we're going to be looking at seven words that can also be used as a suffix. Now
✈ TRAVEL ENGLISH: Vocabulary & expressions for your flight ✈️ ✈ TRAVEL ENGLISH: Vocabulary & expressions for your flight ✈️
3 years ago En
English is the language of travel. When you are travelling, you will need to use and understand particular English phrases in order to be safe and comfortable. Has a flight attendant ever needed to tell you to fasten your seatbelt or bring your seat to the upright position? Do you understand the long speech and the safety demonstration at the beginning of a flight? Learn everything you need to know for your next flight by watching this vocabulary lesson all about airplane travel. You will learn words like “belt”, “buckle”, “turbulence”, “lavatory”, “brace”, “impact”, “decompression”, “tray table”, and more. After this lesson, you will be able to understand the flight attendant’s instructions, feel safe, and enjoy your flight without any worries. Make sure you're ready by taking the quiz: https://www.engvid.com/travel-english-vocabulary-expressions-for-your-flight/ Next, watch some of my other travel English lessons: 1. How to go through customs at the airport: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PEvi3np6ncc&list
Learn REAL ENGLISH: Going to the hospital ???? Learn REAL ENGLISH: Going to the hospital ????
3 years ago En
Hopefully, you will never need to use the vocabulary you will learn in this lesson! However, accidents do happen, so it’s important to know what to expect when you go see a doctor. Whether it’s at a hospital emergency room or a walk-in clinic, the vocabulary you will learn in this lesson will help you get through the process more easily. I will teach you how to describe your symptoms to the nurse so that you can get the help you need. You will also learn medical terms, such as ‘diagnosis’, ‘IV’, ‘dressing’, ‘operating theatre’, and more. Take the quiz on this lesson at https://www.engvid.com/learn-real-english-going-to-the-hospital/ TRANSCRIPT Hi. Welcome to engVid. I'm Adam. In today's video, I'm going to talk to you about going to a hospital or a clinic in an English-speaking country. Now, hopefully, you will never need to know any of the words in this video because nothing will happen to you; but life is life, things do happen, sometimes accidents happen, sometimes things occur unexpectedly, so you may
10 English Idioms with Food 10 English Idioms with Food
3 years ago En
Although idioms are not everyone’s “cup of tea”, they give English a certain spice. In this lesson, we look at idioms from the world of food. We will go over idioms such as “bread and butter”, “butter someone up”, “the big cheese”, “spill the beans”, “the apple doesn’t fall far from the tree”, and others. I will explain what they mean and how to use them in context. You might have heard or seen some of these before in books, movies, and shows. Everyone loves food, so you are bound to love these food idioms. And if you don’t understand right away, don’t cry over spilled milk, because you’ll get a chance to practice by doing the quiz after watching. Talk about having your cake and eating it, too! Next, take the quiz on this lesson at https://www.engvid.com/10-english-idioms-with-food/ TRANSCRIPT Hi. Welcome to www.engvid.com. I'm Adam. In today's video, we're going to look at idioms from the world of food. So, all of these idioms have some sort of food in them. And just to review: What is an idiom? An idiom
Understand more in English: Expressions from pop culture Understand more in English: Expressions from pop culture
3 years ago En Ru
Can’t understand native speakers? Sometimes the problem is not your level of English – it’s the topic that’s giving you trouble. In this lesson we look at cultural references you should become familiar with in order to understand native English speakers. I will teach you some common phrases and expressions including “catch-22”, “show me the money”, “off the rails”, “lifehacks”, “the ball’s in your court”, and more. More importantly, you’ll learn about the general areas of life that you need to learn more about in order to understand these types of casual references in English conversation. This is language you won’t learn from a textbook, but once you know it, you will significantly improve your comprehension, and you will feel a lot more comfortable talking with native English speakers. Test your understanding with the quiz at https://www.engvid.com/expressions-from-pop-culture/ Take your understanding of North American culture further by watching these videos next: 1. Vocabulary & slang that YouTube doe
10 Phrasal Verbs for Academic Writing in English 10 Phrasal Verbs for Academic Writing in English
3 years ago En
Phrasal verbs are a part of everyday English language. But they can and should be used in academic writing as well, such as in essays, and reports. The key is to use more formal phrasal verbs, like “do without”, “account for”, “follow through”, “carry out”, “look into”, and others. In this lesson, we will look at some formal phrasal verbs to give your academic writing a touch of style. This lesson will help you become a confident writer, and as a result, you will appear to be more experienced to your reader. And if you are taking the IELTS or the TOEFL, then these will be certainly help you get a better score in the writing section of those exams. After the lesson, take the quiz: https://www.engvid.com/10-phrasal-verbs-for-academic-writing-in-english/ Take your writing to the next level by watching more writing lessons: 1. Misplaced Modifiers: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qu5pvwL9u4Q&list=PLxYD9HaZwsI5C0d8CivHvoI_-0rs8XMfc&index=99 2. Advanced Transitions for English Writing: https://www.youtube.com/wa
Learn English Grammar: When to use an ‘-ING’ word after ‘TO’ Learn English Grammar: When to use an ‘-ING’ word after ‘TO’
3 years ago En Ru
Do we always use a verb after ‘to’? The answer is NO! In this English grammar lesson, I will teach you how ‘to’ can be followed by a noun, a preposition, an adjective, an adjective participle, and more. We will look at this grammatical structure in several sentences that serve different purposes. For example, we can express anticipation by saying “I look forward to meeting with you next week.” We can express a preference by saying “I prefer jogging to running.” Or we can express an obligation by saying “I need to get around to finishing my essay.” Watch the video for these and lots more useful ways to use ‘to’ plus an ‘-ing’ word ending. Then take a quiz on this lesson at https://www.engvid.com/english-grammar-ing-after-to/ Next, watch these important grammar lessons: 1. THE CAUSATIVE in English: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o0YOITIDdKY&list=PLxYD9HaZwsI5C0d8CivHvoI_-0rs8XMfc&index=94 2. How to use IF & WHETHER properly: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Klnroe1UBRs&list=PLxYD9HaZwsI5C0d8CivHvoI_-0rs8XMfc&
Improve Your English Vocabulary: Diet, Health, and Nutrition Improve Your English Vocabulary: Diet, Health, and Nutrition
3 years ago En
Essential vocabulary about nutrition and health in English. Are you planning to start a diet? Looking to gain or lose weight? In this lesson, we will cover a wide variety of words, including ‘ingest’, ‘digest’, ‘arteries’, ‘carbohydrate’, ‘fat’, ‘fiber’, ‘sodium’, ‘metabolism’, and more. I will teach you which nutrients are good for your body (such as proteins) and which ones are bad (like trans fats), and I’ll explain exactly what calories are. Plus, you will discover how the body breaks down food into energy. The vocabulary you will learn is very useful because it ties into so many other subjects, like anatomy, biology, and fitness. Now, watch these other healthy vocabulary lessons I've done: 1. Vocabulary of your body & organs: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZNk73qAY01I&list=PLxYD9HaZwsI5C0d8CivHvoI_-0rs8XMfc&index=5 2. Medical vocabulary: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IW22_OnpS5Y&list=PLxYD9HaZwsI5C0d8CivHvoI_-0rs8XMfc&index=72 TRANSCRIPT Hi. Welcome to www.engvid.com. I'm Adam. In today's video
6 UNCOMMON uses of COMMON English words 6 UNCOMMON uses of COMMON English words
3 years ago En
Sometimes, common English words can be used in ways that are unexpected. In this lesson, you’ll learn the meaning of expressions like “mum’s the word”, “down a drink”, “foot the bill”, and more. Each one of these expressions contains common words used in uncommon ways to form slang or informal expressions that you will frequently hear in everyday life, and in movies. After watching, own this lesson by getting 10 out of 10 on the quiz at https://www.engvid.com/6-uncommon-uses-of-common-english-words/ TRANSCRIPT Hi. I'm Adam. Welcome to www.engvid.com. In today's lesson, I want to talk to you about six words that all of you already know; they're very common, very easy words, but I'm going to show you the uncommon uses for these words. Now, the reason you want to know uncommon uses of words is: A) to sound more like a native speaker who will use these words regularly, and B) they will actually help you get a better vocabulary range; more variety to your speech, to your writing, and when you read you'll be able
Common ENGLISH VOCABULARY & EXPRESSIONS from French cooking Common ENGLISH VOCABULARY & EXPRESSIONS from French cooking
3 years ago En
Do you prefer your apple pie plain or a la mode? If you didn’t know that the second option includes ice cream, then this lesson is for you. French cooking vocabulary has become widely used in everyday English. Some of these words and expressions are even used in situations that have nothing to do with food. Some examples include “a la carte”, “piquant”, “du jour”, “savor”, and more. I’ll teach you these and many others in this vocabulary & common expression lesson all about the culinary delight that is French food. Test your vocabulary skills with the quiz! https://www.engvid.com/common-english-vocabulary-expressions-french-cooking/ NEXT, watch some more of my vocabulary lessons! 1. Vocabulary – Your body and organs: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZNk73qAY01I 2. Learn English words from foreign languages: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mEGlGMLG1V4 TRANSCRIPT Hi. Welcome to www.engvid.com. I'm Adam. In today's video, I want to look at ten words and expressions from the French culinary world. Okay? Thes
Speaking English: How we use math vocabulary in everyday English Speaking English: How we use math vocabulary in everyday English
3 years ago En
In this lesson, you will learn to use expressions from math class that have become a part of everyday English. Don’t worry about being good at math, because these expressions are used in all sorts of different contexts. Did you know that a person can have an angle, just like a shape can? Or that something can grow exponentially? You’ll be surprised how many English phrases come from math. Test yourself by taking the quiz at https://www.engvid.com/speaking-english-everyday-math-vocabulary/ . TRANSCRIPT Hi. Welcome to www.engvid.com. I'm Adam. In today's lesson, we're going to look at some expressions that are used in everyday English, but they come from math. Okay? So, if you know some math terminology, you'll understand these a little bit easier. We also have... I have a video about math words, you can check that out as well, but let's start with some of these. "Plus" and "minus" or "pluses" and "minuses". Now, in math, we use: "One plus one equals", so "plus", there, is more like a verb, but it's more of
IELTS Speaking: Improve your fluency with the LASAGNA METHOD IELTS Speaking: Improve your fluency with the LASAGNA METHOD
3 years ago En
Get confident in your speaking skills for the IELTS. To sound fluent, you must be prepared. And the recipe for success lies in my "Lasagna Method". This lesson will focus specifically on the Speaking Task of the IELTS. I will give you some tips to plan what to say ahead of time, no matter what topic comes up during your test. If you prepare yourself well before test day, you will feel confident and look confident to your interviewer. So watch this video, follow my advice, and get a high score. Test yourself with the quiz: https://www.engvid.com/ielts-speaking-lasagna-method/ NEXT, watch more videos in the EngVid IELTS Speaking series. It's free to watch and these videos WILL improve your score: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLs_glF4TIn5YL3t2ueJPsyDwpyxSbScJO TRANSCRIPT Hi. Welcome to www.engvid.com. I'm Adam. In today's video I'm going to talk about IELTS speaking. So, as normal, I'll speak a little bit faster. For those of you taking the test, you get a little bit of listening practice as well.
Learn English Vocabulary: Your Body & Organs Learn English Vocabulary: Your Body & Organs
3 years ago En Ru
Learn vocabulary such as "arteries", "diaphragm", "bladder", and yes, even "anus" and "poo". You will get a full anatomy lesson as well as a very important vocabulary lesson. If you are going to be travelling or living in an English-speaking country, you need to be able to talk about your body and your health. It could mean the difference between life and death. In this lesson, we will look at the body's vital internal organs and major systems that keep you alive and well. You will get a full anatomy lesson. Be sure to watch this video to see me say some embarrassing words, and then do the quiz at https://www.engvid.com/learn-english-vocabulary-body-organs/ after you have watched. TRANSCRIPT Hi. Welcome to www.engvid.com. I'm Adam. In today's video I'm going to give you a bit of an anatomy lesson. Now, first of all, we have to understand a few things. One, this is very scientific things and it's not necessarily important for everybody, but it's good to know. You never know when you might have to talk to you
English vocabulary & slang that YouTube doesn't want you to know! English vocabulary & slang that YouTube doesn't want you to know!
4 years ago En
Learn about the history, usage, vocabulary, slang, and cultural significance of a plant that has been used by humans for thousands of years! Then take the quiz at https://www.engvid.com/
PREPOSITIONS in English: under, below, beneath, underneath PREPOSITIONS in English: under, below, beneath, underneath
4 years ago En Ru
There are many prepositions in English that seem to have the same meaning. But there are sometimes very important differences. For instance, have you noticed that the preposition "underneath" contains the prefix "under"? So do the two words mean the same thing? No! There are differences in the way we use these prepositions. In today's class, we'll look at the differences and uses of the prepositions "under", "below", "beneath", and "underneath". By the end of the video, you will know when and how to use them when referring to the location of things. TAKE THE QUIZ: https://www.engvid.com/prepositions-in-english-under-below-beneath-underneath WATCH NEXT: 1. Prepositions in English: ABOVE, OVER, ON, ON TOP: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=duMo2VoFAQY 2. Phrasal Verbs - FALL: fall for, fall in, fall behind, fall through: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FV_wz5yyi2Q TRANSCRIPT Hi, everybody. Welcome back to www.engvid.com. I'm Adam. Today's video is about the prepositions: "under", "below", "beneath", and "un
Real English Vocabulary: Taking care of your car Real English Vocabulary: Taking care of your car
4 years ago En
You don't need to be a mechanic to know a little about your car. If you travel and rent a car, make sure you know what to do in case there are problems with it. You also need to know the correct words for the different parts of the car! In this vocabulary lesson, we'll go over some of the basics of car maintenance, including fluids, basic engine words, and other things that are inside most road vehicles. You will learn the meaning of words like "wiper", "jack", "muffler", "hood", "shocks", and more. Take your new vocabulary for a test drive by doing the quiz at https://www.engvid.com/real-english-vocabulary-taking-care-of-your-car/ WATCH NEXT: 1. Vocabulary for a ROAD TRIP: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xnT2S70xO8Q&list=PLxYD9HaZwsI5C0d8CivHvoI_-0rs8XMfc&index=23 2. HIGHWAY DRIVING Vocabulary: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GKqblzFWz_8&index=48&list=PLrPhmmx5j5b-AjltXcrLI4iiqF7lsj_P8 #engvid #LearnEnglish #vocabulary TRANSCRIPT Hi. Welcome to engVid. I'm Adam. In today's video, we're going to look at
10 common English Idioms & Expressions from Education 10 common English Idioms & Expressions from Education
4 years ago En
We have a lot of ground to cover in this lesson about idioms and expressions from the world of education. I will give you ten of them and explain each one in detail, because these sayings do not mean literally what they say. For example, when we say something is "old school", it doesn't mean that it is literally from a school that is old. I will teach you the meaning of sayings like "getting an A for effort", "learn the ropes", "You can't teach an old dog new tricks", and more. After watching, complete the quiz at https://www.engvid.com/10-english-idioms-expressions-education/ to see if you make the grade! NEXT, watch these videos: 1. 23 Phrasal Verbs with COME: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RyN4NcH7maQ&index=5&list=PLxYD9HaZwsI5C0d8CivHvoI_-0rs8XMfc 2. 10 Idioms from Technology: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ffoHJAxnAvE&list=PLxYD9HaZwsI5C0d8CivHvoI_-0rs8XMfc&index=12 TRANSCRIPT Hi. Welcome to engVid. I'm Adam. In today's lesson I want to teach you eight idioms that come from education. Actually, I
English Grammar: Compound Subjects & Verb Agreement English Grammar: Compound Subjects & Verb Agreement
4 years ago En
What is a compound subject? It is when you combine several subjects together into one. This helps to avoid repetition in a sentence. But how do you make the verb agree with several subjects? For example, do we say "Bill and Kate is kind" or "are kind"? Do we say "Neither John nor his friends need help" or "needs help"? It all depends on subject-verb agreement, which is an important element of writing and speaking in English. In this lesson, we will look at compound subjects and how verbs react to these. I will teach you how to make the verb agree with the subjects in different kinds of sentences. After the video, be sure to do the quiz at https://www.engvid.com/english-grammar-compound-subjects-verb-agreement/ to test yourself on the material. TRANSCRIPT Hi. Welcome to engVid. I'm Adam. In today's video we're going to look at the "Compound Subject". So this is a grammar lesson, and it doesn't matter if you're a beginner or advanced, it's very important to understand this because it's very easy to make mista
8 Phrasal Verbs with BREAK: break in, break up, break through... 8 Phrasal Verbs with BREAK: break in, break up, break through...
4 years ago En
Native English speakers use phrasal verbs all the time! A phrasal verb is a phrase with a common verb that often means something you might not expect. Take a break for a few minutes, and watch this lesson on phrasal verbs with "break". Whether you need to "break up" with someone, "break into" a new career, or "break up" a fight, these expressions will help you "break away" from the pack. Start using these common expressions today after testing yourself in the quiz at https://www.engvid.com/8-break-phrasal-verbs/ Watch more PHRASAL VERB lessons here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_7_QXVcvcfQ&list=PLs_glF4TIn5YwzZX0WkcvWbipolVN7VCm TRANSCRIPT Hi. Welcome to engVid. I'm Adam. In today's video we're going to look at phrasal verbs. Well, one phrasal verb in particular using the verb "break". So, again, just to refresh our memories: A phrasal verb is a verb and a preposition that when put together sometimes have completely different meanings than the two words, and sometimes they have multiple meanings. So we
My 6 TOP tips for taking tests and exams My 6 TOP tips for taking tests and exams
4 years ago En
Success on any test depends on more than just knowledge of the test material. You need to prepare yourself both mentally and physically. In this lesson, we will go over some important tips to make sure you are as ready as possible for your test. Some topics we will cover include: the logistics of testing, how to prepare the night prior, what to do if panic sets in, and even how to get proper rest and nutrition. Don't leave any of these parameters to chance, and you'll set yourself up for success. If you follow my advice and take it step by step, you WILL succeed on your exam. https://www.engvid.com/my-6-top-tips-for-tests-exams/ TRANSCRIPT Hi. Welcome to www.engvid.com. I'm Adam. In today's video I want to talk to you about how to prepare for taking a test. I'm not talking about studying the material or studying... Practicing the English, if you're taking an English test, like IELTS or TOEFL. I want you to think about the actual test day, what you need to do just before, what you need to do during, what you
WRITING – Advanced English Transitions: thereby, thereof, hereby, therein, wherein, whereby... WRITING – Advanced English Transitions: thereby, thereof, hereby, therein, wherein, whereby...
4 years ago En
Good writing makes use of transition words, thereby creating better flow and adding some style to the text. In this lesson we'll look at some linking words and transitions used to connect ideas, such as: "thereby", "thereof", "hereby", "therein", "wherein", "whereby", and more. This will make your writing clear and organized. Watch the video to improve your writing style. Now it's time for a lesson on some different transitions: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IsDR3XEv50E&index=103&list=PLxYD9HaZwsI5C0d8CivHvoI_-0rs8XMfc&t=0s TAKE THE QUIZ ON THIS LESSON: https://www.engvid.com/writing-advanced-english-transitions TRANSCRIPT Hi again, everybody. Welcome to www.engvid.com. I'm Adam. In today's video we're going to look at transitions. Now, you may have seen some other videos on engVid about transitions, especially for writing. What we're going to look at today are a few more specific transitions, but this time we're not looking at transitions between paragraphs or even transitions between sentences. Okay?
Real English: Talking about BEER Real English: Talking about BEER
4 years ago En
Have you ever been offered a "cold one"? This means you were invited to go drink some beer. In many countries (and most English-speaking countries), beer is a big a part of the local culture, so it's a good idea to know some of the language involved with this celebrated drink. In this lesson, we will look at beer types, customs, and even the process of making beer. I'll talk about vocabulary, slang, expressions, and more. So sit back and relax with a brewski, and enjoy the lesson! Next, watch my video on vocabulary for taking a road trip: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xnT2S70xO8Q&list=PLxYD9HaZwsI5C0d8CivHvoI_-0rs8XMfc&index=16&t=0s Take the quiz: https://www.engvid.com/real-english-talking-about-beer/ TRANSCRIPT Hi. Welcome to engVid. I'm Adam. Today's lesson is a very special one, especially here in Canada because we're going to talk about beer, one of our favourite drinks, one of our favourite pastimes. In fact, it looks something like this. This is a beer. Not a Canadian beer, but that's okay, it's
23 Phrasal Verbs with COME: come across, come around, come up with... 23 Phrasal Verbs with COME: come across, come around, come up with...
4 years ago En
Have you ever come across some phrasal verbs that use the verb "come"? They are often used by native English speakers to express many different things, from disbelief to creating something or finding something. In this lesson, I will teach you 23 phrasal verbs that use "come", like "come across", "come out", "come in", and more. So come on. Let's start! Take the quiz: https://www.engvid.com/23-come-phrasal-verbs/ TRANSCRIPT Hi. Welcome to www.engvid.com. I'm Adam. In today's lesson we're going to look at another phrasal verb using the verb "come". Now, again, what are phrasals? Phrasals are a verb and a preposition that together can have many different meanings apart from the words themselves. Now, I know that there are many phrasal verbs with the verb "come", but I've only chosen these to... These are the most common ones we're going to look at today. If there are other ones that are not on the list, by all means, please put them in the forum on www.engvid.com in the forum section if you want to talk abou
Professional English Vocabulary: Meetings Professional English Vocabulary: Meetings
4 years ago En
There's a lot of specialized vocabulary that's used in the office. If you work in an office and want to present yourself professionally, it's especially important that you are able to understand and use these terms. In this Business English video, I'll teach you words that you'll hear in business meetings. We'll go over a show of hands, adjourn, consensus, and other important vocabulary. There's a lot on the agenda for this lesson, so don't forget to take minutes, and to take the quiz here: https://www.engvid.com/professional-english-vocabulary-meetings/ TRANSCRIPT Hi. Welcome to www.engvid.com. I'm Adam. In today's video I want to talk to you about some business English, but more specifically, we're going to talk about meetings, business meetings and what goes on there, and some of the vocabulary you will need to know if you have to go to some of these meetings. Okay, we have a bunch of words here. I'm going to go through each one, make sure you understand what it is. So, every meeting has to have an "ag
Learn Vocabulary: Sports of the Winter Olympics Learn Vocabulary: Sports of the Winter Olympics
4 years ago En
What's your favourite winter sport? Is it figure skating or luge? Do you know what luge is? In preparation for this year's Olympic Games in South Korea, watch this English vocabulary lesson on Olympic winter sports. In this lesson, you will learn about hockey, skiing, snowboarding, curling, and more. Do you know all the different types of sledding? The Olympic Games take place every four years. Watch the video to ensure that this year, you are ready to talk sports. https://www.engvid.com/vocabulary-sports-winter-olympics/ TRANSCRIPT Hi. Welcome to www.engvid.com. I'm Adam. In today's lesson we're going to talk about the Winter Olympics. They're just around the corner, and I figured it's a good idea that you know what's going on if you're interested in winter sports. I'm going to tell you about the different events that you can watch, and what the different words are that they're talking about on TV. Okay? Because this year the Olympics are in Pyeongchang, South Korea, which is the northern part of South Kor
IELTS Writing: The 3 Essay Types IELTS Writing: The 3 Essay Types
4 years ago En
Be prepared for any essay on the IELTS exam by knowing what to expect. Whether it's an opinion essay, a comparative, or a descriptive essay, your approach will need to match the task. In this lesson we look at what kinds of questions may come up and how to approach these. I'll break it down in detail, clearly, so you know exactly what you should do with each type of essay question. Follow my suggestions and you will succeed. This is the detailed essay video I mentioned in the lesson: https://youtu.be/1W9iimRFmF0 Go to my writing YouTube channel, Write to Top, and subscribe for more writing videos: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCdJ_sF-R6PPqFgPNOjcwSxQ/ More IELTS videos: 1. IELTS: 3 Reading Strategies: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N0ePX99GM70 2. IELTS: The 5-Step Study Plan: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SHhJ1RqWl-k 3. IELTS Writing: 5 Most Common Mistakes: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QFoWVbgT1Tg TRANSCRIPT Hi. Welcome to engVid. I'm Adam. Today's lesson is an IELTS lesson, so as usual, I'll
How to call someone STUPID, SMART, or CRAZY in English How to call someone STUPID, SMART, or CRAZY in English
4 years ago En
You don't have to be nice all the time! Improve your vocabulary and learn how to insult someone creatively in this video. I'll teach you expressions to talk about how smart someone is too, so it isn't all negative. English is very creative when it comes to insults and praise. In this lesson we'll look at some interesting ways to say someone is dumb as well as ways to say someone is smart or just plain crazy. Hopefully, you're not out to lunch on this lesson, but are rather on the ball. TAKE THE QUIZ: https://www.engvid.com/how-to-call-someone-stupid-smart-or-crazy-in-english/ AFTER YOU TAKE THE QUIZ, PRACTICE BY CALLING YOUR FRIEND STUPID IN ENGLISH. TRANSCRIPT Hi. Welcome to www.engvid.com. I'm Adam. Today's lesson is a little bit special and a little bit... You have to be careful with it, so I want to give you a little bit of a warning before we even start because I'm going to show you some ways to say: "crazy" and "stupid". I'm going to show you expressions that we use to talk about a person who's a li
Learn 8 KICK Phrasal Verbs in English: "kick back", "kick out", "kick up"... Learn 8 KICK Phrasal Verbs in English: "kick back", "kick out", "kick up"...
4 years ago En
Let's kick off this lesson with an explanation of phrasal verbs, then move on to different phrasals using the verb KICK. In this lesson you will discover the meanings of kick in, kick off, kick around, kick back, kick out, kick about, kick up, and kick over. Phrasal verbs are an important part of English vocabulary, so watch and learn these eight 'kick' phrasal verbs. TAKE THE QUIZ: https://www.engvid.com/kick-phrasal-verbs/ WATCH NEXT: 1. Phrasal Verbs with 'step': https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wr79lNqR8WA 2. Phrasal Verbs with 'take': https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mrXt9yrZryg 3. Phrasal Verbs with 'carry': https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V6gsxYI8TXo TRANSCRIPT Hi. Welcome to www.engvid.com. I'm Adam. In today's video we're going to look at another set of phrasal verbs. Now, just as a reminder: What is a phrasal verb? A phrasal verb is a combination of a verb and a preposition: "in", "on", "at", "off", etc. and the combination usually makes other meanings than the two words themselves. Now, some ph
10 English words that are hard to say correctly 10 English words that are hard to say correctly
4 years ago En
Did you know that 'ths' can sound like a 'z'? Or that 'tt' can sound like 'd'? In this lesson, we look at ways to pronounce some common vocabulary that English learners often find difficult or confusing. Beyond the ten words we cover in the video, I'll share my pronunciation methods, so you can apply the techniques seen here to learn other difficult words. TAKE THE QUIZ: https://www.engvid.com/10-english-words-that-are-hard-to-say-correctly/ TRANSCRIPT Hi. Welcome to engVid. I'm Adam. Today's lesson is a pronunciation lesson. I'm going to talk to you about 10 words that many people find very difficult to pronounce, especially non-native English speakers, but even sometimes native speakers have some trouble with some of these. We're going to look at the first five and I'm going to show you two things, two ways to look at this word. One... Or these words. One is the phonetic, basically just: How does it sound? And two is looking at the actual phonetic alphabet to see how it's spelled according to the phoneti
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