English Jade · Learn English with engVid
I believe how you feel is even more important than what you know when speaking English. That is why I tell true stories from my experience coaching English, give advice and share tips to help you feel more motivated and confident when communicating in English. My videos cover practical topics to improve your level of English, while always keeping in mind personal challenges related to confidence that you will face as you improve your skills. My favourite lesson topics are about how to learn English, as well as tips and advice for shy speakers of English.

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How do posh people speak? Learn about language and social class in England How do posh people speak? Learn about language and social class in England
11 months ago En
How do posh people talk? This lesson is all about posh people in England! How do they talk? What kind of jobs do they have? What kind of lives do they live? I will explain what it means to speak and act like a posh English person in terms of social class and family background. I will also give you some examples of British actors, such as Benedict Cumberbatch and Keira Knightley who, in most of their films, play the parts of posh people. You will also learn about Nancy Mitford’s “U” and “Non-U” language. She was an English journalist and novelist who wrote about posh people in the 1950s. Though society is always changing, awareness of class and the language associated with class is still very important in England, so if you’re studying English or just interested in English culture, watch this video. Take the quiz: https://www.engvid.com/how-do-posh-people-speak/ Next, watch my video on how to pronounce British place names! https://www.youtu.be/AW3KJB6CuJA
GROUP JOB INTERVIEW: What to say and do to succeed GROUP JOB INTERVIEW: What to say and do to succeed
2 years ago En
All my best advice on how to succeed at your group job interview. Even though everyone hates them, group job interviews are very common for graduate recruitment, as well as for airline and call centre jobs. If you are anything like me, you won’t like group job interview situations very much, and therefore, you could find them terrifying... and maybe you don’t show your best side and don’t get the job as a result. Not to worry, though, because I will teach you exactly the phrases you should say in your group job interview so that you get noticed. It’s easy to get lost in the group, but with my tips, you will stand out! Whether you want to be a manager or a team player, memorise my job interview phrases, and you will be on your way to success! Take the quiz on this lesson: https://www.engvid.com/group-job-interview/ More JOB INTERVIEW videos to watch next: What to say at your job interview https://youtu.be/hcyKWsEL2XM How to do a job interview on Skype https://youtu.be/Cu_mQsWJA_Q
Learn how to say 30+ foods that are hard to pronounce Learn how to say 30+ foods that are hard to pronounce
2 years ago En
Have you ever found yourself in a situation where you didn’t order something at a restaurant because you were unsure how to pronounce the word? Maybe you purposely mumbled something and pointed at the menu? In this lesson, you will improve your pronunciation of foods that are difficult to pronounce. Many of the words that I will teach you come from other languages such as French, Greek, Italian, and Spanish. You will learn how to pronounce words like “Worcestershire sauce”, “tzatziki”, “taramasalata”, “tabbouleh”, “courgette”, “lychee”, “quiche”, “hors d’oeuvre”, “bruschetta”, and many more. You will also learn a little about the International Phonetic Alphabet (IPA). This is a useful lesson for you if you enjoy eating out at restaurants or if you like to try cuisines from around the world. This lesson is also essential viewing for native speakers of English, as the foods in this list are commonly mispronounced! Watch, learn, and avoid embarrassment! Take the quiz: https://www.engvid.com/30-foods-hard-to-pro
"Schedule": Are you saying it correctly? "Schedule": Are you saying it correctly?
2 years ago Ru En
#StayHome and learn English #WithMe! The word ‘Schedule’ is used almost every day in the workplace. If you need to use English at work, make sure you’re saying this word correctly. It’s difficult because of its strange spelling, as well as the fact that it’s pronounced very differently in British English and American English. In this video, I will teach you exactly how to pronounce it with an English accent and with an American one. You’ll also hear example sentences, to give you context. This is a short and direct video, because I know you’ve got a busy... day. https://www.engvid.com/schedule-pronunciation/ #LearnWithMe #LearnAtHome
Get a job: Language & phrases for Your English CV Get a job: Language & phrases for Your English CV
2 years ago En
Are you preparing your English CV to find work? People increasingly need to have an English version of their CV, even if they hope to find work in their home country. In this video, I give you language tips and phrases you can include in the English version of your CV or resume. By including some of these words and phrases, you will impress your potential employer with your knowledge of English. You may also find the vocabulary and common phrases for CVs useful for your English covering letter. Good luck in your job hunt! Take the quiz at https://www.engvid.com/get-a-job-english-cv/
Change your life by changing how you speak Change your life by changing how you speak
2 years ago En
In this lesson, I will show you how the language we use is a reflection of our deeper psychology. For example, if you are the kind of person who always apologises for your “terrible English”, this is going to hold you back in life. Another example happens when people constantly talk about what they are going to do but in fact, they never do it. I will teach you to be much more aware of the language you use so that you can speak in a more powerful way than ever before. When you speak powerfully, you get what you want. If you speak in a weak way, you will never be taken seriously. Test your understanding of this lesson by taking the quiz: https://www.engvid.com/change-your-life-by-changing-how-you-speak/
Learn about the SCOTTISH accent, dialect, and slang! Learn about the SCOTTISH accent, dialect, and slang!
2 years ago En
Dae ye talk Scots? In Scotland, locals speak English, but they have their own dialect, which means a set of different words that aren't used in England. At first, the accent might also be difficult to understand. There might be a lot of vocabulary that you have never heard before. In this lesson, I’m going to teach you common Scottish vocabulary and fun phrases in my best Scottish accent! Depending on who you ask, "Scots" is either a dialect of English, or it’s vocabulary that is considered a local slang. However, if you are visiting Scotland, the difference in language is close enough that native English speakers can understand most of it easily. The Scots language spoken in Scotland varies depending on the region. Therefore, in this lesson, I will include the most well known Scottish vocabulary as well as some examples of Doric phrases (North East Scots). Be sure to make fun of my attempts at the Scottish accent!
The MOST mispronounced word in English: Learn how to say it correctly! The MOST mispronounced word in English: Learn how to say it correctly!
2 years ago En
There is a very basic word in English that’s used by most people almost every single day, but that many, many learners of English mispronounce. I will teach you EXACTLY how to pronounce this word correctly so that you have no more mistakes. You’ll also learn more about the sound in this word that causes confusion and I’ll give you examples of other words that have the same pattern. Then test your knowledge with the quiz at https://www.engvid.com/the-most-mispronounced-word-in-english/ For more of my accent and pronunciation videos, audio, and to learn about my private training, go to https://jadejoddle.com !
How to pronounce British towns & cities: -HAM, -BURY, -WICH, -MOUTH... How to pronounce British towns & cities: -HAM, -BURY, -WICH, -MOUTH...
2 years ago En
A surprising thing about British town names is they are often pronounced differently than they are written. For example, the name “Tottenham” is actually pronounced phonetically like “tot-nam”, which is only two syllables compared to the three syllables in its written form. Depending on where you are in Britain, you may even hear different variations in pronunciation. So how can you know how to pronounce town names properly? In this lesson, I will teach you about common suffixes of British town and city names and how to pronounce them correctly every time. I will teach you the etymology of suffixes such as –ham, -bury, -field, -wich, -mouth, -pool, and –ing. We will also talk about what these suffixes mean. For example, did you know that any town name that ends in -pool means “harbour”? Learning these suffixes will improve your pronunciation and knowledge of British town names. Test your understanding with the quiz at https://www.engvid.com/how-to-pronounce-british-towns-cities/
So many ways to SAY YES in English! So many ways to SAY YES in English!
3 years ago En
I will teach you 26 ways to say “YES” in English! Not all ways of saying “yes” are equally strong in English. In fact, sometimes, when we say yes, we really mean no! How confusing! Due to the constraints of politeness, we are often forced to agree to something we disagree with. In this lesson, I will teach you all the different ways of saying yes in English. You will learn how to tell the difference between a strong and certain “yes”, a neutral “yes”, and even a reluctant, passive aggressive “yes”. You should always say what you mean and mean what you say, but when that is impossible, try some of these different ways of agreeing even when you disagree! Test your new skills with the quiz at https://www.engvid.com/so-many-ways-to-say-yes-in-english/ Make sure you also watch my video on how to SAY NO in English: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AKlksEOSO9I
25 ways to SAY NO strongly! 25 ways to SAY NO strongly!
3 years ago En
Saying “NO!” is a very simple way to refuse. However, native speakers of English say “no” in many different ways which you might not know yet. It’s important for you to learn all the ways in which we can say “no” in order to prevent misunderstandings. You should also learn to use these because in some situations, you need to use stronger language. I will teach you 25 ways to refuse in a strong and direct way. Depending on where you come from, this may not be usual in your home country or culture. But in English-speaking countries, being direct is very often the most appropriate behavior. You will learn expressions such as “No way, Jose”, “under no circumstance”, “out of the question”, “no chance”, “fat chance”, “not gonna happen”, and many more. By the end of this lesson, you will be able to say the simple and common word “no” with more variety than ever before. Take the quiz at https://www.engvid.com/25-ways-to-say-no-strongly Next, watch my video on how to stop sounding weak: https://www.youtube.com/watch?
The Most Common Words in English: 8 ways to use ‘THAT’ The Most Common Words in English: 8 ways to use ‘THAT’
3 years ago En
‘That’ is one of the most common words in English. You already know this word, but you probably don’t know its wide variety of uses. In this lesson, I will teach you eight different uses of ‘that’. We’ll look at grammar as well as common expressions THAT you can use start using in your English conversations. You can test your understanding with the quiz at https://www.engvid.com/the-most-common-words-in-english-that/ Next, watch my lesson on how to use transitive verbs in English: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2tZT8vcNljs TRANSCRIPT Hi, everyone. In this lesson I'm going to tell you everything you need to know about "that". "That" is one of the most common words in English. Let's have a look at how we can use it in conversation and in writing. First use is something close or distant. When something is close, we can say... "This" is a pointing word; it means close to me. "This man", "this room", "this pen". "This pen is close to me." But when something is further away, I can show that in language by sayi
Are you using submissive language? Are you using submissive language?
3 years ago En
In this video, I will teach you to identify whether you have a dominant or submissive style of speaking English. I’ll also teach you how to adapt your speaking style if you wish to be either more assertive (dominant) or obliging (submissive) in the future. If you have a dominant style of speaking English, you are someone who takes control of a situation and who isn’t afraid to ask directly for the things you want. On the other hand, a person who uses submissive language has difficulty putting themselves first in any life situation. If you are someone who speaks English in a submissive way, you may find it difficult to achieve your goals in life, although on the positive side, you may speak in a polite and courteous manner. Can you recognize submissive language? Take the quiz at https://www.engvid.com/submissive-language/ Continue to change your behaviour and life by understanding and changing the way you speak by watching these videos next: 1. STOP SOUNDING WEAK: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DdS8-qF2lQ
34 things you don’t know about English culture! 34 things you don’t know about English culture!
3 years ago En
Want to understand English people and their culture better? In this listening and culture lesson, I’ll talk you through some of the things you might not already know about life in England. For example, I’ll explain to you why some English people wear paper red flowers in the month of November. I’ll explain some of the things you may have observed, but don’t quite understand if you are new to English culture – such as some of the weird adverts you may have seen on television with talking meerkats in them. There are lots of topics to cover in this lesson: holidays, life events, the big brother state, culture, and more. Join me and learn more about life in England, while improving your listening comprehension at the same time. See how well you understood the lesson by taking the quiz at https://www.engvid.com/34-things-you-dont-know-about-english-culture/ Like this lesson? We have so many videos about English life and culture. Check them out now: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6fVRZhHam98&list=PLs_glF4TIn5YtEq
Learn English Slang: GUY TALK Learn English Slang: GUY TALK
3 years ago En
Learn 11 slang words and phrases that are popular NOW. The slang in today’s video is used especially by men...men talking about their bodies, men talking about other men, and men talking about women! Learn what it means when a guy is “making gains” or “smashing it”. Is that guy full-natty, or is he 'roided up? - Man, that chick at the bar was hot AF! - Yeah, but she was dumb A all F! I’m looking for the full package... Watch this lesson to learn what all of this slang means, and how you can use it. You'll see and hear these slang terms a lot on YouTube and all over the internet. Do you even lift bro? Take the quiz at https://www.engvid.com/learn-english-slang-guy-talk/ WATCH NEXT: 3 popular slang words in British English: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z0JUlo0ETZY TRANSCRIPT Hey, everyone. In this lesson we're talking guy talk - things that guys say in the gym, or about each other, or about women. And we'll start with: "_______ as fuck". "As fuck" is used for emphasis when you really mean something, so y
Sound like a Native Speaker: WHEN & WHAT QUESTIONS Sound like a Native Speaker: WHEN & WHAT QUESTIONS
3 years ago En
In this lesson I’ll teach you FAST native speaker pronunciation. We’ll look at how when native speakers are relaxed and talking fast, individual sounds in a sentence may change completely. This happens because our tongues naturally want to say everything the laziest way possible! I’ll give you plenty of examples of the sounds in words changing when spoken quickly and I’ll also teach you some IPA (International Phonetic Alphabet). We’ll also practice speaking with the right intonation when asking questions, as this is really important not only to convey the right meaning, but also to get the correct rhythm in your speech. In under 15 minutes, you will be able to start sounding more like a native English speaker. Do you want to clearer speech? Learn more about my CLEAR ACCENT course at https://www.engvid.com/out/jadeaccentcourse TRANSCRIPT Hi, everyone. In this lesson I'm going to teach you how to speak like a native speaker. When native speakers are speaking, everything flows so it sounds like it's really,
Prepositions: 16 ways to use ‘by’ in English Prepositions: 16 ways to use ‘by’ in English
3 years ago En
‘By’ is such a small word, but it’s not simple! In this lesson, I’ll show you many different ways to use ‘by’ as a preposition. I will teach you through specific examples and situations so that it’s not just theoretical. For advanced English learners, I’ll also teach you prepositional phrases with ‘by’, such as ‘by appointment only’. Using these prepositional phrases is a great way to elevate your English to a more sophisticated level. Practice what you've learned with the quiz: https://www.engvid.com/prepositions-16-ways-to-use-by-in-english/ WATCH NEXT: 10 ways to use 'FROM' in English: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RLXULxzSbtc TRANSCRIPT Hi, everyone. In this lesson we're looking at how to use the preposition "by". "By" is such a common word; we use it all the time, but because of that, it can be confusing. "Am I using the right preposition?" So, in this lesson I'm going to go over lots of examples of when you should use "by", give you the rules of grammar; and also towards the end of the lesson, teac
Learn English Vocabulary: CATS! ???? ???? Learn English Vocabulary: CATS! ???? ????
3 years ago En
Are you a cat lover like me? In this lesson, I will teach you English vocabulary about cat behavior, and also teach you how to describe the personality of cats. I’ll also tell you a few stories about my love of cats. I recommend this lesson to you if you like cats and also if you wish to improve your English listening skills. This is a purr-fect vocabulary lesson for cat people! See how well you understood the lesson by taking the quiz: https://www.engvid.com/learn-english-vocabulary-cats/ Next, watch some other vocabulary videos I've made: 1. TRENDY FASHION WORDS: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UnIwr2vkb94 2. SPIRITUAL VOCABULARY: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=52cixIxTKD8 TRANSCRIPT Hi, everyone. Welcome to my cat lesson. I really love cats, so I'm excited to do this for you today. I'm going to read you a cat poem, I'm going to talk about cat personalities, and I'm going to tell you some stories about my old cat I used to have. Unfortunately, he's dead now, but his name is Mr.... is/was Mr Milo. So,
Speak English FAST, like a native speaker: 3 methods Speak English FAST, like a native speaker: 3 methods
3 years ago En
Ask questions quickly like a native speaker by learning natural pronunciation. When native speakers of English speak fast, the clear boundaries between words disappear and this is what gives the impression of talking fast. In reality, native speakers are not talking faster than normal -- it’s just that the sounds in their pronunciation flow together in the most smooth and efficient way. For this natural, flowing effect to happen in pronunciation there are three important changes in pronunciation that may occur. The first change is that whole sounds in the sentence may disappear completely (“elision”). The second change in pronunciation is that for the sounds to flow more smoothly, individual sounds may shift to a different sound (“assimilation”). And finally, new sounds that are not in the individual words themselves may appear when the sentence is spoken quickly (“intrusion”). No need to worry if that makes learning natural pronunciation seem very complicated; I break everything down for you in this lesson.
United Kingdom, Great Britain, England, Scotland, Ireland, Wales... CONFUSED??? United Kingdom, Great Britain, England, Scotland, Ireland, Wales... CONFUSED???
3 years ago Ru En
The United Kingdom, Great Britain, England, or the British Isles: Which one should you use, and what’s the difference between them? And how do Ireland, Scotland, and Wales relate to all of this? It really is confusing, but in this video I will explain exactly what each name refers to, and what belongs where, so you’ll have no more confusion! We’ll also talk about the relationship of Northern Ireland to the UK, as well as the Crown dependencies – the Isle of Man, Jersey, and Guernsey. I’ll also touch upon identity issues such as the proportion of people who feel ‘British’ as opposed to just ‘English’, ‘Welsh’, ‘Scottish’, or ‘Irish’. This one is a really huge lesson, full of facts and interesting trivia about the differences between the countries that make up the United Kingdom. If you learn everything in this lesson and take the quiz at https://www.engvid.com/uk-gb-british-isles-terminology/ you will truly be an expert on the geography and people of the UK! NEXT, watch some of my other videos about life and
United Kingdom, Great Britain, England, Scotland, Ireland, Wales... CONFUSED??? United Kingdom, Great Britain, England, Scotland, Ireland, Wales... CONFUSED???
3 years ago En
The United Kingdom, Great Britain, England, or the British Isles: Which one should you use, and what’s the difference between them? And how do Ireland, Scotland, and Wales relate to all of this? It really is confusing, but in this video I will explain exactly what each name refers to, and what belongs where, so you’ll have no more confusion! We’ll also talk about the relationship of Northern Ireland to the UK, as well as the Crown dependencies – the Isle of Man, Jersey, and Guernsey. I’ll also touch upon identity issues such as the proportion of people who feel ‘British’ as opposed to just ‘English’, ‘Welsh’, ‘Scottish’, or ‘Irish’. This one is a really huge lesson, full of facts and interesting trivia about the differences between the countries that make up the United Kingdom. If you learn everything in this lesson and take the quiz at https://www.engvid.com/uk-gb-british-isles-terminology/ you will truly be an expert on the geography and people of the UK! NEXT, watch some of my other videos about life and
STOP SOUNDING WEAK! STOP SOUNDING WEAK!
4 years ago En
Do you sound weak? In this video, I give you examples of unconfident speaking styles. These are expressions people use when lacking in confidence about themselves and their opinions. We will be looking at indirect language: speaking with disclaimers, evading opinions, making oneself small, being doubtful of oneself, and being afraid to speak one’s mind. While it is sometimes necessary to communicate in an indirect way for the sake of politeness, it’s important to know how to speak in a more confident way too. When you communicate in a confident way, you are able to lead other people and to make a good impression. Learn about unconfident speaking styles in order to stop sounding weak! Next, watch my video about TOXIC LANGUAGE: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ruLxkg2Jgys&t=0s&index=5&list=PL-Q2Xro-OWKe-pXnqtUKfD2Gpsbpu6Gl7 TRANSCRIPT i, everyone. In this lesson we're going to look at ways our language shows that we're not very confident people, and it shows that we're afraid to give our opinions in case we
Improve your accent: Introduction to the IPA and vowel sound training Improve your accent: Introduction to the IPA and vowel sound training
4 years ago En
Learn the English vowels: https://www.engvid.com/out/jadeaccentcourse I will teach you four phonemes from the International Phonetic Alphabet (IPA). You will learn /e/ as in pet, schwa /ə/ as in to (unstressed), /ɜː/ as in bird, and /ɔː/ as in court. This lesson is for beginners who are unfamiliar with IPA (the individual sounds of English). Learn the IPA vowel symbols to greatly improve your pronunciation. This lesson is also for more advanced students who are already familiar with the sounds of English and their IPA phonetic symbols, and who wish to refresh their knowledge as a result of doing some practical pronunciation practice. Do these exercises for some time and you WILL hear a difference. Take the quiz on this lesson at https://www.engvid.com/improve-your-accent-ipa-vowels/ Join my Clear Accent course to improve your accent step-by-step: https://www.engvid.com/out/jadeaccentcourse TRANSCRIPT Hi, everyone. In this lesson I’m going to teach you four English vowels. Here are the vowels: “e”, “ɜ:”,
10 things people in England say when they argue 10 things people in England say when they argue
4 years ago En
Fighting language: I will teach you slang and British English phrases that people use when arguing or fighting with each other. Most of the examples in this lesson are the kind of English spoken by working class people that you may hear for example on a television talk show. You may also hear some of these phrases in films that feature Cockney gangster characters. Many of these expressions might not make sense to you if you don't already know the meaning, so it's useful to learn the expressions and their meaning. This video will even be useful to North American English speakers who want to understand British shows and writing better. Now go watch the video... you're doing my head in! Take the quiz: https://www.engvid.com/10-things-people-in-england-say-when-they-argue/ Watch these videos next: 1. Passive-Aggressive Language: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vbWOh5xjgg8&index=16&list=PL-Q2Xro-OWKe-pXnqtUKfD2Gpsbpu6Gl7 2. Learn 35 English phrases for making friends & asking someone out on a date: https://www.
Shopping in England: Everything you need to know Shopping in England: Everything you need to know
4 years ago En
Everything you need to know about shopping in England, both in supermarkets and on the high street. In this video, you will learn the difference between the main English stores and supermarkets so that when you’re next in the UK you will know the best place to do your shopping at the best price for your budget. I’ll also teach you specific vocabulary related to doing your shopping for everyday items in supermarkets and at the corner shop. I have so much to tell you about shopping in England, which may be different to the stores you have or the way of shopping in your home country. That's why I have included plenty of my personal observations about going shopping in my country. This video will be useful to tourists to the UK as well as to people who have moved here or who are planning to move here in the future. Take the quiz about shopping in England at https://www.engvid.com/shopping-in-england/ Next, watch these other videos about life in England! 1. Learn how to say the top 10 British cities correctly: h
Toxic Language & Violent Communication Toxic Language & Violent Communication
4 years ago En
Toxic language is a way of communicating that harms other people. The lesson is based on the work of Marshall Rosenberg, who educated people to express their needs in a compassionate way in order to avoid ‘violent communication’. I will teach you common examples of violent communication, such as threatening, blaming, labelling, diagnosing, and guilt tripping. Many of us often do some or all of these to others without realising. By learning to avoid violent communication, we are able to express our personal needs more effectively and our relationships with others can improve. Next, watch my video about passive aggressive language -- it's also important: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vbWOh5xjgg8&index=9&list=PL-Q2Xro-OWKe-pXnqtUKfD2Gpsbpu6Gl7 You can take a quiz on this lesson here: https://www.engvid.com/toxic-language-violent-communication/ TRANSCRIPT Hi, everyone. In today's lesson we're going to look at the language of toxic people and the things that they say. This is the kind of language we use when
Pronunciation: Learn how to say the top 10 British cities correctly Pronunciation: Learn how to say the top 10 British cities correctly
4 years ago En
Learn how to pronounce the names of the top 10 biggest cities in Britain. Avoid the embarrassment of saying the name of a famous place incorrectly -- listen and learn how a person from London says the names of these places. I will also teach you and use some IPA (International Phonetic Alphabet), so that you can get the exact pronunciation. I’ll teach you how to pronounce London, Manchester, Birmingham, Leeds, Bradford, Glasgow, Southampton, Portsmouth, Liverpool, Newcastle, Nottingham, and Sheffield. No more mistakes! Test yourself with the quiz: https://www.engvid.com/pronunciation-top-10-british-cities/ Next, watch Benjamin's video all about the "RP accent" in English: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PcIX-U5w5Ws&index=2&list=PLs_glF4TIn5YtEqu0I-8URDr8GT0JyYnI TRANSCRIPT Hi, everyone. In this lesson we're going to look at the pronunciation of the ten biggest cities in England. The data comes from the World Urban Areas Report, and this report looks at the size of cities' population according to their ur
Learn 10 ways to use 'FROM' in English Learn 10 ways to use 'FROM' in English
4 years ago En
'FROM' is such a small, common word in English, but it has so many different uses! In this lesson, I explain 10 different uses of ‘from’. This English lesson will be especially useful to beginners and intermediate-level students, who tend to get prepositions mixed up. I’ll give you plenty of examples showing exactly when ‘from’ should be used. We’ll also look at more advanced uses of ‘from’ as part of expressions such as ‘from dusk till dawn.’ And finally, I’ll mention some examples from popular culture in which ‘from’ appears in the titles of films and songs. There’s also a slightly rude example of when you should be careful about using ‘from’ if you don’t want someone to get the wrong idea! TAKE THE QUIZ: https://www.engvid.com/ NEXT, watch my lesson on 10 ways to use ALRIGHT & ALL RIGHT: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f5AEtg6pm6o&list=PL-Q2Xro-OWKe-pXnqtUKfD2Gpsbpu6Gl7&index=1 TRANSCRIPT Hi, everyone. In this lesson we're looking at uses of "from". "From" is a really common word in English, you see it
Improve your Vocabulary: Learn 16 new social, political, and internet words Improve your Vocabulary: Learn 16 new social, political, and internet words
4 years ago En
In this English vocabulary lesson, I will teach you words that are being used a lot right now, and that have to do with current issues in society and politics. You may have heard these words already, but what exactly do terms like "millennial", "trigger warning", and "fake news" mean? Whatever your politics, this lesson will give you a perspective on the social trends and political change that is going on in our age. Test your vocabulary with the quiz: https://www.engvid.com/16-new-social-political-internet-words/ Next, watch my video on French words that we use in English! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yQStFX6SUXs&list=PL-Q2Xro-OWKe-pXnqtUKfD2Gpsbpu6Gl7&index=11 Or you can watch my vocabulary lesson on current fashion vocabulary and slang: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UnIwr2vkb94&list=PL-Q2Xro-OWKe-pXnqtUKfD2Gpsbpu6Gl7&index=5 TRANSCRIPT Hi, everyone. In this lesson we're going to look at new words for our times. These words reflect social movements or new things happening in politics. We're going
Learn 35 English phrases for making friends & asking someone out on a date ???????????????? Learn 35 English phrases for making friends & asking someone out on a date ????????????????
4 years ago En
Learn 35 useful conversational phrases for making friends or asking someone out on a date. Meeting new people can be awkward, especially if you don’t know the language perfectly. In this lesson, I will teach you what to say when you first meet someone new at a class or activity, what to say when you meet someone by chance, and what to say when you want to get to know someone better and to deepen your relationship. Learn these phrases and you will improve your conversational ability in friendship and dating situations. Test your understanding by taking the quiz on this lesson: 35-english-phrases-friends-dating/ Next, watch my video on how to sound more interesting by speaking with RHYTHM: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8XVeMLYiNM0&index=26&list=PL-Q2Xro-OWKe-pXnqtUKfD2Gpsbpu6Gl7 TRANSCRIPT Hi, everyone. In today's lesson we're going to look at phrases you can use when you're dating someone, you want to date someone, when you're making friends, or when you want to make friends. And the way this lesson work
Learn IRISH slang, vocabulary, and expressions Learn IRISH slang, vocabulary, and expressions
4 years ago En
Top o’ the morning to ya! In this lesson, I’m going to teach you common Irish vocabulary and expressions. This includes words for the family, insults, drinking expressions, and more. The Irish words in this lesson are part of the Irish English dialect. Many of them are not part of standard English. I am NOT Irish. I am English. This video is for people learning English, to give them an introduction to the Irish English accent and dialect. Please forgive me for my attempt at the Irish accent! Take the quiz: https://www.engvid.com/learn-irish-slang-vocabulary-expressions/ TRANSCRIPT Hello, there. Welcome to the lesson. Today's lesson is an Irish lesson and we're going to learn to speak like Irish people. We're going to learn some expressions that they use over in Ireland and also some slang. And sometimes I'm going to speak like an Irish... Irish clover, not like a real Irish person, but how the clovers over speak there over in Ireland. Okay? So, when you want to begin a conversation, you could say: "What's
10 ways to use ALRIGHT & ALL RIGHT in English 10 ways to use ALRIGHT & ALL RIGHT in English
4 years ago En
‘Alright’ is a simple word with lots of different meanings. We use it in so many ways! I will teach you ten different ways that native English speakers use this word in different situations by varying the tone of voice in speech. I’ll also teach you how Cockneys (Londoners) use this word as a greeting and the unexpected way of replying to it as if you’re a local. Also... what's the difference between ‘alright’ and 'all right'? I'll teach you that too, so you won't have any more confusion. Alright? Test your understanding of this lesson with the quiz: https://www.engvid.com/10-ways-to-use-alright-all-right/ TRANSCRIPT Hi, everyone. In today's lesson I'm going to show you ten ways to use the word "alright". Let's begin with some grammar, because there are difference between British English and American English in whether you're writing the word "alright". So, in American English, their preference is to write "all right" as two words. That's considered more grammatically correct. In British English, it depend
Learn 48 adjectives in English to describe people with Chinese astrology Learn 48 adjectives in English to describe people with Chinese astrology
4 years ago En
Are you confident and dazzling like a dragon or innocent and humble like a sheep? Loyal as a dog or two-faced like a snake? In Chinese astrology, the years are represented by animals, and each animal has its own positive and negative qualities. Even if you don't care about astrology, it's a great way to learn a lot of vocabulary for describing different types of people. In this video, I'll teach you 48 adjectives using Chinese astrology! Many of these adjectives are quite advanced. 2018 is the Chinese Year of the Dog. Learn the good and bad characteristics associated with the dog, as well as eleven other animals in this video: ox, dragon, sheep, tiger, rabbit, snake, horse, monkey, rooster, boar, and rat. Do you know the animal that represents the year you were born in the Chinese horoscope? I’ll also tell you what animal I am represented by in the Chinese horoscope and tell you my thoughts about it. Take the quiz: https://www.engvid.com/48-adjectives-chinese-astrology/ TRANSCRIPT Hi, everyone. In today's
Accent training exercises: Learn vowel sounds with the IPA (International Phonetic Alphabet) Accent training exercises: Learn vowel sounds with the IPA (International Phonetic Alphabet)
4 years ago En
The key to improving your English pronunciation is vowel pronunciation. In this pronunciation lesson, you'll learn the vowels of English through the IPA -- the International Phonetic Alphabet. I will teach you four of the vowel sounds in English: /ɪ/ as in ship, /I:/ as in sheep, /ʊ/ as in cook, and /u:/ as in blue. We will compare and contrast these vowel phonemes in different practical exercises so that you can hear and remember them. This lesson is both for beginners who are completely new to the International Phonetic Alphabet (IPA) as well as for advanced learners who could benefit from some revision of the English vowel sounds to improve their clarity and accent. If you're ready to learn all the sounds of English and take your accent to the next level, take my Clear Speech course: https://www.engvid.com/out/jadeaccentcourse TRANSCRIPT Hi, everyone. A quick message before we get started on today's lesson. When you're speaking English, are you constantly getting misunderstood? Are people asking you to
How to find the online English tutor for YOU How to find the online English tutor for YOU
4 years ago En
Do you want to learn English online? Are you looking for an English teacher who will tutor you on Skype or some other video chat? In this video, I'll give you my top tips about taking private or group English lessons online. How do you find the right tutor for you? How many hours a week should you take? What should you talk about? What about IELTS preparation? I answer these questions and more in this video. I taught privately online for many years, so I know what I'm talking about! Next, watch my video on how to do a Skype interview: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Cu_mQsWJA_Q If you want to chat with native speaker English teachers from your phone or browser, try Cambly. If you go through this link, you will get 15 minutes free: https://www.engvid.com/out/cambly Take a quiz on this video here: https://www.engvid.com/how-to-find-the-online-english-tutor-for-you/ TRANSCRIPT: Hey, guys. Here are my best tips for finding a really good language teacher who will work with you on Skype in one-to-one appointme
ENGLISH SLANG – 15 trendy fashion words ENGLISH SLANG – 15 trendy fashion words
4 years ago En
Learn new vocabulary about beauty and fashion. Just like fashion trends, the words we use in English to talk about makeup, clothing, hair, and style, change quickly. The words that are used today are not the same as five years ago. There is a whole world of beauty vloggers and fashion hauls on YouTube. If you’re into fashion, you’ll want to look en point when wearing items from your most recent haul. If makeup is your thing, you’ll be wearing a red lip or using a palette to get a smoky eye. You’ll be sporting balayage or ombre hair (don’t worry -- I’ll teach you how to pronounce those new French-origin words too!). Watch and never forget the boyfriends of Instagram. Then take the quiz at https://www.engvid.com/english-slang-15-trendy-fashion-words/ TRANSCRIPT Hi, everyone. In this lesson we're going to look at trendy fashion words. These are words that I'm hearing used a lot now around our times, so let's have a look through the words and learn them one-by-one so we can sound really cool and fashionable. L
Learn all about Guy Fawkes & BONFIRE NIGHT Learn all about Guy Fawkes & BONFIRE NIGHT
4 years ago En
What is Bonfire Night in England? Who was Guy Fawkes and why do people wear his mask? In this English culture and history lesson I talk about the traditions of Guy Fawkes night and tell you the story of the Gunpowder Plot, which happened on November 5th 1605. Find out why Guy Fawkes wanted to blow up The Houses of Parliament and what happened to him when the plot was discovered. Find out also about how he was gruesomely tortured in The Tower of London for his attempt to kill King James I. I'll show you how we celebrate Bonfire Night in England today, and how these celebrations have changed even within my own lifetime. And finally, Guy Fawkes himself will perform V’s introductory speech from V for Vendetta. https://www.engvid.com/guy-fawkes-bonfire-night/ Watch more of my videos about England: Walk with me in London's Covent Garden: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bpnDAGVEeZg Learn about the London Street Accent: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PbCiNdAAUM4 TRANSCRIPT Good day to you, students. In this les
Speed up your English...x5! Speed up your English...x5!
5 years ago En
Speed up your English by learning relaxed pronunciation. I will teach you how to say questions with ‘do’ and ‘did’ in a natural, flowing way. The secret to speaking fast is that there are no clear word boundaries. Whole syllables may be missed completely ("elision"), individual sounds may change ("assimilation"), or completely new sounds may appear ("intrusion"). No matter whether you are a beginner or an advanced speaker of English, I’ll break down the pronunciation for you in the clearest possible way. I’ll also teach you a little IPA (the International Phonetic Alphabet), so that you can be sure that you are saying each question phrase perfectly. Learn to say all the question phrases in this lesson and you will speak fast -- like a native speaker of English. If you want to improve your accent and speaking ability in English further, take my accent course! LEARN MORE ABOUT MY ACCENT COURSE: https://www.engvid.com/out/jadeaccentcourse TRANSCRIPT Hi everyone. I'm English Jade and I teach English over here
Drinking tea in England Drinking tea in England
5 years ago En
England is often called a nation of tea drinkers… Fancy a cuppa? In this English culture lesson, I’m going to teach you about drinking tea in England. We’ll explore the long history of drinking tea in England going back to the eighteenth century when tea was an upper class drink. I’ll also teach you the difference between ‘posh tea’ and ‘builder’s tea’, which has to do with the different preferences for drinking tea that correspond to the different social classes in England. And finally, I’ll teach you some expressions and sentences related to drinking tea so that you know exactly what to say the next time an English person asks you whether you’d ‘like a cuppa’. TAKE THE QUIZ: https://www.engvid.com/drinking-tea-in-england/ MORE VIDEOS ABOUT ENGLISH CULTURE: English Culture: Manners & How to be polite: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8hV7lJyC3Eg 3 popular slang words in British English: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z0JUlo0ETZY Welcome to London - Tour: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bpnDAGVEeZg TRAN
Passive-Aggressive Language Passive-Aggressive Language
5 years ago En
What is passive-aggressive language? In this lesson I talk you through examples of passive-aggressive communication, which happens when a person is angry but their anger is not directly expressed. You’ve probably experienced a situation in which someone tells you that everything is fine, even though that person is actually angry: this is an example of passive aggression. I'm not recommending that you communicate passive-aggressively! This lesson is designed for you to learn the different forms of passive-aggressive communication and typical phrases people use, so that you can improve your own communication and express your needs more directly. It will also help you to recognize when someone's confusing behaviour towards you is being driven by passive aggression. TAKE THE QUIZ ON THIS LESSON: https://www.engvid.com/passive-aggressive-language/ TRANSCRIPT Hey, everyone. In this lesson we're going to talk about passive aggression or being passive aggressive. A passive-aggressive person finds it really hard to
When to use "A" or "AN" in a sentence... and when NOT to! (Indefinite Articles) When to use "A" or "AN" in a sentence... and when NOT to! (Indefinite Articles)
5 years ago En
In this grammar lesson, you will learn exactly when to use the indefinite articles "a" and "an" in an English sentence. Using these articles correctly will dramatically improve your English because they are so frequently used. Many English learners make mistakes because indefinite articles don't exist in many languages like Arabic, Hebrew, Turkish, and Polish. But even if your language doesn't have them, don't worry. I'll explain the clear rules for when you must use indefinite articles. You'll also see examples of how indefinite articles are used in common speech, so you get a feel for what is right. Let's get started, so you can master this important part of English grammar! TAKE THE QUIZ: https://www.engvid.com/when-to-use-indefinite-articles/ TRANSCRIPT Hi, everyone. In this lesson we're going to look at when to us "a" or "an". In these sentences if we remove "a" sometimes the sentence is grammatically incorrect or it sounds wrong, or sometimes the sentence is still correct but it changes the meaning.
Formal & Informal Vocabulary: Using French words in English Formal & Informal Vocabulary: Using French words in English
5 years ago En
Have you ever wondered why we have so many words for the same thing in English? It's because we used to speak Anglo-Saxon until the French king William the Conqueror invaded us and brought the French language with him. French never became the language of the peasants and ordinary people; it was only spoken in the court of the king and among the powerful. For this reason, French words in English are more formal than their Anglo-Saxon synonyms. In this lesson, we will look at some English history, and I will give you examples of formal and informal words and where they came from. I am fascinated by the evolution of the English language -- how it has developed, changed, and adapted over time. Perhaps English is the world’s number one language for international communication because it always adapts, incorporating new words from different cultures and bringing these into the English language itself. Striking the right register -- knowing the right word to use in the right situation -- is incredibly important in
English Culture: Manners & How to be polite English Culture: Manners & How to be polite
5 years ago En
In this video, you'll learn about English manners. I'll tell you what we in England consider polite and impolite, and then go into detail about how we eat at the table, make and cancel plans, visit friends, and so much more. Some of these cultural aspects of living in England are different even from other English-speaking countries like the USA! Knowing these rules can help you make friends, get jobs, and even get into a romantic relationship. This video is especially important if you're living or travelling in England -- you could offend someone without even knowing it! Watch the video and leave your shoes ON! TAKE THE QUIZ: https://www.engvid.com/english-culture-manners/ TRANSCRIPT Hi, everyone. In this lesson we're going to look at manners in England. Here are the things that are considered polite, and the things that are not considered polite. So this is a talk about the culture, things that people do here in England, and the things that traditionally have been the most acceptable behaviour. Let's star
3 popular slang words in British English 3 popular slang words in British English
5 years ago En
Learn the most popular slang used in England! I'll teach you the definitions of these words and how you can use them to sound posh, middle class, or childish! We'll be looking at: "sorted", a trendy word that is often used in advertising; "innit", a very common word that you can use in informal conversations; and "dab", which is most often used by children and usually includes a bit of a dance. You won't learn this slang vocabulary in grammar books, so watch this video, then do the quiz at https://www.engvid.com/3-popular-slang-words-in-british-english/ TRANSCRIPT Hey, everyone. In this lesson we're going to talk about three slang words that I hear around in London all the time. I'm sitting on a bus, someone uses this word; walking down the street in the supermarket, hear these words. These words are just, like, following me around or something because I'm hearing them way too often. So these must be the most well-used, most fashionable slang words at this time. Okay? Let's start with number one: "Sorted".
How to talk like a REAL Londoner How to talk like a REAL Londoner
5 years ago En
Learn about the London street accent! English slang is often very different from grammatically correct English. The London street accent is no exception. This variety of English is called "Multicultural London English" by academics and "Jafaican" by people who dislike the accent. In this video, I explain some of the grammatical features of this way of speaking English and share with you some phrases and expressions. You may not wish to speak this way yourself because it is grammatically incorrect. However, if you visit London, you may encounter people who speak this way or overhear their conversations. It is interesting to compare textbook standard English to the English actually spoken in the real world by Londoners themselves, so watch this lesson to learn all about it! TAKE THE QUIZ: http://www.engvid.com/english-slang-how-to-talk-like-a-real-londoner/ TRANSCRIPT Hi, everyone. I'm Jade. What we're talking about today is the London accent, and it's called "Multicultural London English" by linguists, but
How to understand new English vocabulary by learning roots! How to understand new English vocabulary by learning roots!
6 years ago En
Did you know that many words in English originally come from the Greek language? In fact, if you can identify the Greek keywords within an English word, you can often understand its meaning even if it is a word you have never encountered before! In this lesson, I will show you how to break down the meaning of a Greek word in English by learning keyword prefixes and suffixes. Take a quiz on this lesson: http://www.engvid.com/how-to-understand-new-english-vocabulary-by-learning-roots/ TRANSCRIPT Hi, everyone. I'm Jade. Today we're talking about Greek words in English, and I'm not teaching you these words because they'll be the most useful words for you, and I'm not teaching you these words so you can go around sounding really clever using long words when you're speaking English. The reason is to show you a little bit about how the English language has evolved, and also so that when you do encounter a long word, you can use what I'm teaching you today to break it down, and maybe you'll recognize parts of this
Do you hate speaking English around NATIVE SPEAKERS? Do you hate speaking English around NATIVE SPEAKERS?
6 years ago En
If you are shy or nervous when speaking English with native speakers, I have some advice for you. Learners of English often become shy or hesitant to speak around native speakers because they are afraid of making mistakes. In this video, I share tips with you to boost your confidence when speaking English with native speakers. I will explain why native speakers don’t care about your mistakes as much as you think they do, and give you my suggestions that will help you feel confident speaking English – regardless of your level. Nobody has ever learned a language without making mistakes, and no one expects you to! This video is full of advice to help you feel CONFIDENT when speaking in English, so watch it and then go out and DO IT! Make sure you understand the lesson! Take the quiz at http://www.engvid.com/do-you-hate-speaking-english-around-native-speakers/ TRANSCRIPT Hey, guys. Welcome to engVid. Is it a lot harder for you to speak English around native speakers than it is to speak English with other lea
Effective expressions to express your personality Effective expressions to express your personality
6 years ago En
In this lesson, I will teach you verbs, expressions, and idioms you can use to bring out your unique personality and communication style. For example, there is a lot more you can say other than "I think that..." Using other expressions such as "it looks as if", "it sounds like", "I sense that", or "I feel that" makes your language richer and helps you build relationships with others. Watch this video to discover more about your own personal style and how you can express yourself more like a native speaker. This video goes into the theory of NLP (neuro-linguistic programming). If you want to go even further with the idea of representational systems within NLP, you can then use your knowledge of language and behaviour to build stronger relationships and to influence people. For example, if you observe that your friend is a strongly visual person, you can adapt your language and the expressions you use to be more visual. This will help the two of you connect and interact better. Test your knowledge afterwards by
How to write a perfect IELTS essay conclusion How to write a perfect IELTS essay conclusion
6 years ago En
The conclusion of an essay is where you must make your final argument clear. Many students struggle to write their conclusion because they don't know what to say other than just repeating their previous arguments. If you are taking the IELTS, TOEFL, or CAE English language tests, you need to learn how to write a good conclusion to get a high score. The process of writing a conclusion for an essay is a lot simpler if you follow a structure in your writing. Following a structure of what to write means that you can write your essay answers as quickly as possible, without running out of time to answer the question. Remember, the IELTS and CAE exams are to test your knowledge of English -- not the quality or originality of your ideas. For this reason, it's best just to follow an easy structure that you can use any time, which you can replicate without making grammatical mistakes. In this lesson, I explain different conclusion structures you can use in your IELTS writing exam. Practise the structure you like best
Can you learn a language just by listening? Can you learn a language just by listening?
6 years ago En
Imagine if you could learn a language without doing any studying. What if instead of studying grammar, reading in the foreign language, learning vocabulary, and doing speaking practice, all you had to do was listen to what was happening around you and watch movies? Wouldn't it be great if you could naturally absorb the language and start speaking yourself? This is a popular language learning method across the world, but in this video I answer the question of whether learning a language this way will actually work for you. For example, many people try to learn English through listening using the following methods: - Watching TV in a English with the subtitles on in your native language - Listening to talk radio in English in the background while doing something else - Being around foreign friends when you yourself do not speak the language Babies learn to speak their first words by listening, but will it work for you? Check out this video to hear my opinion on learning a language through listening. I've tri
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