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Vocabulary & Tips to SAVE MONEY Vocabulary & Tips to SAVE MONEY
2 weeks ago En
Are you "frugal"? Are you "cheap"? This video on money-saving tips is for you. You will learn how to save money in North America. I will reveal my secrets on how to pay less for the things you need: food, clothing, entertainment, and anything else. I'll talk about the strategies I use to avoid paying full-price for anything! You'll also learn useful English vocabulary. So stop giving away your hard-earned cash, and start penny-pinching with the tips outlined in this lesson. In life, nothing is free -- except EngVid videos and quizzes. https://www.engvid.com/vocabulary-tips-save-money/ TRANSCRIPT My name's Ronnie, and I'd like to tell you something really cool. I have an interest or a hobby, and maybe it's been passed down from generations, but maybe I've learned it myself. And this is called how to save money. So, one of the things I... One thing that I don't like is to spend a lot of money on things, but unfortunately, sometimes you have to spend money. So, if you are like me and you want to save your hard-earned cash, dinero, money, you're going to be interested in this lesson on how to save money. First of all, we have some terms that we use for people, like myself, who like to save money in their bank account. If you, again, would like to give me money, please donate at www.engvid.com and I will be the happiest person in the world, next to you, because the joy of giving money is amazing. So, you can use the word "penny-pincher". So, a long time ago we had a one-cent coin. It was called a penny, so a "penny-pincher" is someone who likes to save money, so they pinch their pennies together and they don't want to give it to people. This is a noun. You can say: "She is-Ronnie-a penny-pincher." The other word that we have is: "frugal". This is a difficult one to say. "Frugal". This is an adjective, we can say: "He is frugal", so both of these words mean you do not like to spend money. So these are positive ways to talk about this, but we also have negative ways. So, we have: "cheap", "tight", "stingy", "stingy", and "close-fisted". Now, all my friends in Brazil, hi. You guys have a really funny expression for this, you say: "cow-hand", pata de vaca, I'm not too sure how to say that in Portuguese, but I'm going to learn it. These expressions are a negative way to say someone is a penny-pincher. So, the difference between someone who is cheap and someone who is a penny-pincher is the penny-pincher will actually buy something that they need, but it will be cheaper; if somebody is cheap, or tight, or stingy, they don't buy what they need. So, as an example, we can say: "He's so cheap, he won't buy his kids new shoes." So this implies that: "Hey, Dad. Guess what? I need some new shoes", but the man is so cheap or so tight that he will not buy the shoes. So you have to be careful of these people, especially if you're going out to dinner with them, because they probably will try not to pay their portion of the bill. Cheap people, be warned. So, penny-pincher and frugal are positive; cheap, tight, stingy, and close-fisted are negative. So, tips. You want to save money? Hang out with me. I do it all the time. One of my favourite things is an app. In English pronunciation we don't say: "a-p-p", we actually say: "app" or there are "apps" that you can use to save money. My favourite one is called Flip, and it teaches me or it shows me what products are on sale at each supermarket. So, let's say I wanted to buy grapes, I would type in the search: "Grapes", and it would tell me what supermarket has the cheapest grapes that week. This is amazing for Ronnie, because what I used to do is go through the flyers of each store. So, flyers are newspapers that the grocery stores or stores give you to let you know about the sales. It's like a sale newspaper. And we get flyers delivered to our house. Most people look at them and throw them in the garbage. But not I, I would go through the flyers, determine: "Where's the cheapest place to buy eggs?" or whatever, and I would go to that store. I can save you a lot of money. And it's completely legal, which is always cool. Rule number two: Never buy anything full price. You need new shoes? Wait until they go on sale, unless you have no shoes, like this kid's dad. Never buy anything full price. Wait until it goes on sale. I guarantee you it will go on sale, and if it doesn't, then buy something that does go on sale. So I have a rule: If I want something, I will wait and wait and wait patiently until it goes on sale, and then 50% off, Ronnie's got a half-price new shirt. Woo! Oh, this might be hard for some people, the temptation of the shopping mall. Hey, if you want to save money, just don't go to the mall. This sounds a little bit logical, but what happens when you go to the mall? You see something... Or don't go to stores. […]
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SLANG words using 'bug' in English SLANG words using 'bug' in English
1 month ago En
Native English speakers use the word "bug" in slang a lot. And no, it has nothing to do with insects! In this lesson, I will teach you many ways to use the word "bug" as a noun, as an adjective, and as a verb. For example, we will look at what it means when someone "bugs you" or what might be wrong if your phone is "bugged". Computers can also have "bugs". Don't get "bugged out", though, because I will explain everything in the video. To help you remember this common slang term and start using it in your own conversations, make sure you do the quiz at https://www.engvid.com/english-slang-bug/ Time to watch more slang lessons! 1. Food has body parts?! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YsgvWcePHtg&t=0s&index=5&list=PLpLRk365gbPaslG6vcDsKjwyoPMDctzw7 2. English Slang from the bakery?! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kIMHyaagJWw&list=PLpLRk365gbPaslG6vcDsKjwyoPMDctzw7&index=11&t=0s 3. PISS Slang: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3O3Yb69_t9E&list=PLpLRk365gbPaslG6vcDsKjwyoPMDctzw7&index=23&t=0s TRANSCRIPT Yeah. Hi, mom. Yeah. Yup. Sorry, what'd you say? No, no, I'm making a video. Yeah. No, I got time to talk, yeah. Hold, hold... What? What's wrong? Ahh. My phone keeps on turning off and my mom... Mom, can you hear me? Hello? Hello? Hello? No, it's Ronnie. Yup, yeah, yup. Good. Nope. It's my phone. My phone's buggy. Yeah. Yeah. Uh-huh. No. Ah, ah. Aw. Does this happen to you? You're doing something on your phone or you're making a phone call, and all of a sudden your phone stops working? We've got some slang words for this. It's called "buggy". So, if you look at the board behind me, I'm going to teach you some slang. And the root word is "a bug". So you guys know... Might know one of my best friends, the lady bug, who's actually a beetle. As a noun in a dictionary, "a bug" is an insect. Do you like insects? Do you eat them? No, okay, cool. And it also can be a problem with computer. So, you can say: "I have a bug in my laptop." And you think: "Wow, there's like an insect in your laptop?" And you go: "No, silly rabbit, 'a bug' means a problem." So, if you've got a problem with a computer, maybe your tablet or your laptop or your phone, you can say: "I have a problem" or "I have a bug with my computer" or "with my phone". This always sucks, doesn't it? Then we have some verbs to use in slang time. If somebody "bugs" you, it means that they annoy you. So, if you annoy someone, you maybe poke them a lot or call their name, like: "Hey, Ronnie. Ronnie. Ronnie. Ronnie. Ronnie." Ronnie's busy, but you keep on calling my name. Don't annoy me. Don't bug me. So, you can tell the person: "Hey. Don't bug me. Leave me alone. I'm busy. Okay?" Another way that we use this in slang is when somebody gets angry at you or freaks out. So, if you get angry, you freak out, you lose your temper, so: Do you have a mom? Maybe... Or a friend who always gets crazy, you can say: "Hey. Don't be bugging on me." We also have another slang word, it's called "tripping". So it's the same thing. "Don't be tripping." It means: "Relax. Don't yell at me. Everything's fine. Don't annoy me." Don't get angry. Don't freak out. Everything's going to be cool, maybe. My phone, my phone's "buggy" -- that means that it's not working correctly, there's something wrong with my phone. So this is an adjective. I can say there's "a bug" in my phone, which would be a noun. Or if I use it as an adjective: "My phone is buggy." Do you watch spy movies or science-fiction movies? And sometimes the people might say: "I can't talk on the line, it's not secure; my phone is bugged." Hmm. This means if something is bugged that there is a microphone in it and someone is listening to your conversation. Hold on, and they're getting all of your information. So, if something is bugged, it means that they're stealing your information, usually on a phone. Then we have the phrasal verb: "bugging out". This has a lot to do with people who are on drugs. So, for example, I can say: "He was bugging out on the bus." If somebody's bugging out on the bus, they're like: "What's happening? What's happening?" They go a little crazy. You kind of think that they're crazy. It's probably just the crack that they've smoked. But if somebody's bugging out on the bus, they seem really, really crazy. So, you can say to them: "Don't bug me. He's bugging out." Another way that we use this is if something or someone makes you feel uncomfortable, you can say: "He's making me bug out." This means: He's making me feel uncomfortable. You could also say: "He's bugging me out", which means this person has a bad vibe, and it's making you feel uncomfortable. Oh, mom. Yeah. No, finished the lesson. Yeah. Bug, yeah, my phone's not bugged, mom. No, we're good. Yeah. Okay. Yeah, okay, don't... I... I'll be back. Yeah. Okay. Yup. Mm-hmm. Okay.
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English Grammar: AUXILIARY VERBS – be, do, have English Grammar: AUXILIARY VERBS – be, do, have
2 months ago En
Do we say, "I am eat" or "I am eating"? What about "He didn't go" or "He didn't went"? These questions and more will be answered when you watch this English grammar lesson on auxiliary verbs. I will teach you how to use the three auxiliary verbs in English – "be", "do", and "have". We will go over each one in detail and with examples. First, you will learn how to use "be" in the passive and progressive forms in the present, past, and future. Then, we will look at "do" in the present and past simple. Last, I will teach you how to use "have" in the future, present, and past perfect. Plus, we will discuss the positive and negative use of "do" as an auxiliary verb". Whew! There's a lot of material here, so make sure you do the quiz at https://www.engvid.com/auxiliary-verbs-be-do-have/ to test your understanding. TRANSCRIPT My name's Ronnie and I'm going to teach you some grammar. It's kind of a... difficult grammar, but once you learn this overview of-dunh, dunh, dunh, dunh-"Auxiliary Verbs", English grammar is going to become easier for you, I hope. So, if you're just beginning to learn English grammar, oh, stay in there, you can do it. Yuri, this goes out to you in Salvador, Brazil. Let's keep going, man. We have three auxiliary verbs that we use in English: "be", "do", and "have". But the thing about the auxiliary verbs is that each auxiliary verb will tell us what kind of grammar we're going to use with it. So, let's look at the first one: "be". So, "be" in its form in the present tense is "am", "is", "are"; negative: "am not", "isn't", and "aren't". These are present. The past tense would be present... Or, no. The past tense in the positive is "was" and "were"; negative: "wasn't" and "weren't". So, how do we actually use this auxiliary verb? And the answer is: We use it in two forms of English grammar. The first one is progressive. So, if you have a progressive sentence, we have present progressive, past progressive, and future progressive. Every time we have a sentence in English with progressive, we know we're going to use the verb "to be". So, if our sentence is present progressive, we're going to use the present tense of the verb "to be", "is am are" with a verb with "ing". So, in English grammar, anything that's progressive or continuous is another word for the same grammar, it's always going to be an "ing" on the verb. The thing that changes and tells us the grammar is the verb "to be". Present is: "is", "am", "are", plus verb "ing", but the past, we're going to use the past tense: "was" and "were" plus verb "ing". So, progressive will always have a verb "ing". The thing that changes the tense of it is the verb "to be". We have future progressive or future continuous. In this one we're simply going to use the verb "will", so in this one we have "will be" plus verb "ing". For example: "I will be eating pizza." This tells us what's going to happen in the future. "I was eating pizza" was the past, and "I am eating pizza", something's happening now, that's present progressive. So, the progressive will always have the verb "to be", either past, present, or future, and it will always have an "ing" on the verb. Okay, cool. Let's get more complicated, okay? We have another structure in English grammar called passive. Now, passive voice basically you're taking the action from the person or the focus on the person, and we're putting it towards the activity. So, in a normal English sentence we would say: "I eat lunch", but in a passive sentence, we're taking away the subject and we're focusing on the action. So, with the passive voice we have future passive, present passive, and past passive. It goes along the same idea, is that the verb "to be" is going to tell us: Is it present? Or if it's past. When we use a passive sentence, we can only ever use the past participle of the verb, or the third step of the verb. So, passive will always be the verb "to be" plus the past participle. If it's present, it's: "is", "am", "are", plus PP, past participle. If it's past, it's "was" and "were" plus past participle. It's hard to say the past participle, so I'm going to say PP. I have to go PP. So, as an example, we say: "Lunch is eaten", present tense. "Lunch was eaten". I'm going to step away and let you check that out. Let your brain absorb it. Make some sentences using this and the verb "to be". If we used the future passive, I could say: "Lunch will be eaten", so again, when we're using the future, we use "will be", but we're going to use the past participle. Have you made some sentences? Do it now. Come on. Make some sentences. Go. Okay. So we've done the verb "to be". And hopefully it's beginning to make sense, because English grammar rarely makes sense. I'm going to make it make it make sense for you. So, the next one is the auxiliary verb "do". Now, this one's interesting because we only use it in the negative form in the simple present, or we use it in the negative simple past. […]
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Learn this English slang for 2018: go-to, hit it, rock up Learn this English slang for 2018: go-to, hit it, rock up
3 months ago En
SLANG, SLANG, SLANG. I LOVE SLANG. I'm going to teach you some slang today that I hear a lot and use a lot NOW. You won't learn this from a book, because these are ways of speaking that are popular right now. You can use it in casual conversations to sound like a native English speaker. If you are not comfortable using it, at least you will understand when you hear other people saying these phrases in real life or in movies. I will teach you three slang phrases that are commonly used in English-speaking countries: "go-to", "hit it", and "rock up". After watching, make sure to rock up to the EngVid website at https://www.engvid.com/english-slang-2018-go-to-hit-it-rock-up and hit that quiz button so you can test your new knowledge. TRANSCRIPT Hi. How are you? Good. Cool. I'm Ronnie, and I'm going to teach you some slang. Probably the coolest thing in the world is to learn how to speak like a normal person, instead of reading a textbook and sounding like my grandmother. So, slang is really important and you have to use it, but there's a problem: It's really hard. Yeah. You... If you study grammar, you don't understand how you could use two verbs together and it has a completely different meaning - welcome to the world of slang. And I invite you to make up your own slang, it's fun. You can do whatever you want. But I'm going to teach you three slang terms that we use a lot, and I think they're kind of confusing for you, but once you learn this it'll be easier. So, why is slang so hard to learn? The answer is because grammatically it doesn't make sense, so I want you to take grammar and throw it out the window, and think about how you communicate with people, how people communicate with each other on an everyday basis, because guess what, ladies and gentlemen? Grammar, just don't need to study it. Just study this. So, this is a really popular phrase that I hear a lot, it's called: "go-to" plus a noun, and basically this means this would be something that you choose regularly or this is your regular choice. Now, I am very indecisive. "Indecisive" means I have a very difficult time making a decision or choosing something. So, for example, if I have to buy a bottle of wine, there's so many bottles of wine, I have my go-to wine. This is my go-to wine. This means this is the wine that I always choose because I know it's delicious and it's my best choice. It's my... It's my choice. I love it. But let's say that I go to the supermarket and I have to buy yogurt. I don't know about your countries and the yogurt selection, but it is overwhelming at my supermarket. There are probably 42 different types of yogurt, and never mind the flavours, they're just different kinds of yogurt, and I'm pretty... I have no idea what to choose, maybe I'm an hour picking a strawberry yogurt. If you're decisive, you rock in, you go there, and you pick the yogurt and you go. Not Ronnie. Ronnie takes hours just to pick a yogurt. Never go shopping with me. So, when we use this, we use it with a noun, so I can say: "This is my go-to dish." This means this is what I usually cook because I know how to do it and it's easy. "This is my go-to dance move." Do you have one of those? Ones that you just bust out or you use all the time? Because with any song you know it's going to be perfect. Do you have a go-to dance move? I do. "This is my go-to guy" or "man for advice". So maybe you need advice for something, you have one friend who you always can depend on, or who you always choose to go to. It has nothing to do with movement, you're not actually going to a wine. How can I go to a wine? It means that this is the one that you choose, and you know that it's going to be great. We talk about "go-to bag": "Oh, this bag matches everything". Or: "My go-to shoes", it means that these are the shoes that you wear every day because you know they're easy and they match everything. I have shoes. You can't see them, though. I actually don't have feet. Did you know that? I have shoes, but I have no feet. Yeah, so these are my go-to shoes, but I don't have any feet, so that's fine. The next one, one of my favourites, I like this one: "I rocked up." So we have to be careful with the pronunciation of this word, we have to say "rocked", it looks like "rocketed". We don't say: "rocketed", we pronounce it like "t", we say: "rokt up", so this means that you went to a place. Example: "I rocked up to her..." No, sorry. "I rocked up to the bar and got a beer." So this means I went to the bar: "Hello", and I received a delicious beverage. You can rock up to a person, this means you just talk to them. So: "I rocked up to her and asked her for a dollar." This is the past tense, you're telling a story. […]
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Have SAFE SEX with Ronnie! Have SAFE SEX with Ronnie!
3 months ago En
Want to have sex? DO IT SAFELY! In this sex education video, I'm going to teach you about SAFE SEX -- how to have sex without an accidental pregnancy or getting sexually transmitted diseases (STDs). You will learn about safe sex, but also learn the English vocabulary and slang terms used to talk about this topic. Even though sex is so common and such an important part of life, I haven't seen any English textbooks that teach this material, and it's not often taught in English classes either! Well, that's why I'm here! Sex is a wonderful thing, but it is VERY important that you are educated on how to protect yourself and your partners. I'll talk about different types of birth control, like condoms, IUDs, and the pill, as well as the importance of getting tested so that your sex life can be happy and healthy. You'll also learn about some common sexually transmitted diseases, and the slang terms that native English speakers use to talk about them. Have sex, be safe, have fun, and have more sex. And remember: "She won't get sick if you cover your dick". QUIZ: https://www.engvid.com/safe-sex/ TRANSCRIPT Now, some of you guys might have seen lessons that I've done before about sex with Ronnie. Guess what? As much as I like to teach you about sex and all its fun, there is a very, very serious side to sex that I want to talk to you about. This is a public service announcement. No guitars, but we're going to talk about safe sex with me. Hi. Safe sex basically means preventing two things, the first one is present-... Preventing unwanted pregnancy, that means not having a baby. So, we know, hopefully, that if you have sex (intercourse) there's a nice chance that you can have a baby. But maybe you're a little too young to have a baby. Maybe you don't want a baby. Maybe having a baby would really mess up your life. So, we're going to go through two very important things, one is birth control, and the other one even I think more important than birth control is not dying because or not getting very sick because you have contracted or gotten what's called an STD. "STD" means a sexually-transmitted disease. We have a lot of these. I'm going to teach you the name of some of them, the slang of some of them. You'll hear them in movies. But most importantly, I want you to not get these. Please, do these little things to help you, even if you're really drunk. When you go to a pharmacy or you go to a place to get things, like condoms or something to help you, do not be ashamed, do not be scared. You are protecting yourself, and you are protecting your partner. There is no shame in protecting yourself and not dying. So, no matter what your culture was in your country, no matter what your parents think - you want to protect yourself, so please. "She won't get sick if you cover your dick." This means: Wear a condom. Come on. It takes two seconds, just flip that on and you're ready to pounce. Rawr. So, wear a condom, guys. Do it. It's easy, it's fun. There's many different flavours, you can get different colours, they can glow in the dark, condoms, wear one. You're not going to have to have a baby you don't want and you're not going to get a disease, hopefully. So, ladies, this is for you. Unfortunately, if we get pregnant we're the ones that have to keep the baby and the men disappear and have their fun, but we're stuck with the baby. So, most of the forms of birth control, this means stopping to have a child, are for women because it's our responsibility, it's our body. No matter what anyone says, you have control of your body, not anyone else. So, we have many different methods that we can use to control if we have a baby, if we don't. Now, the most popular one, it's been around for a long time, it's called "the pill". The pill is a pill, like a tablet that we take every day and it prevents us getting pregnant because it prevents the eggs from coming into the uterus and making contact with the sperm. I'll explain all that later, but basically it's called the pill and it prevents us from getting pregnant. Yes. Another one like the pill is called "the patch". Now, the pill has been around since the 1960s in America. The patch is fairly new. It's basically a sticker you put on your body, and hormones are released into your body, and again, it prevents you from making the eggs, so the sperm and the eggs don't make contact and don't have a baby. We have another thing called "the morning after pill". Now, this is different than the birth control pill because the morning after pill is taken the morning after you have sex or intercourse. So let's say that you didn't use a condom and you are not on any birth control-this happens, no problem-you can go to the pharmacy, you can go to the drugstore, you can go to the doctor and you can ask for the morning after pill. Again, this will stop any further egg and sperm connections, it's 100% legal, reliable, and safe. […]
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IELTS Reading: Read faster & remember more IELTS Reading: Read faster & remember more
4 months ago En
On the IELTS Reading section, you have 60 minutes to read 3 different text passages (2200–3000 words) and answer 40 questions! That's CRAZY!!! To do well on the IELTS Reading, whether General or Academic, you NEED to be able to read quickly, and you NEED to be able to quickly identify important information. In this video, I'll share with you some of my tips on speed reading and also some tricks on how to quickly find the most important details in a paragraph. Your road to BAND 9 starts here! TAKE THE QUIZ: https://www.engvid.com/ielts-reading-read-faster-remember-more WATCH MORE IELTS READING VIDEOS: 1. IELTS READING OVERVIEW: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=As4e8dtqBrk 2. IELTS READING: HOW TO SUCCEED: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bbDliT5EN-w 3. IELTS READING: 3 STRATEGIES: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N0ePX99GM70 4. IELTS READING: TRUE, FALSE, NOT GIVEN: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cNyLs7YWFL8 5. IELTS READING: TOP 10 TIPS: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4PDgVEhfKso TRANSCRIPT Oh, what a great book. Thank you, Jessica Whitehead. Are you doing an IELTS exam or will you be doing an IELTS exam in the future? Special shoutout to Pedro, thank you for helping me on this, and rock your exam. You're going to do it, boy. If you're studying IELTS, there's one section in the test that is difficult. They're all difficult, but it's the reading section. So, when you're doing your test, you have to read the passage quickly, you have to get all of the wonderful information, and then you have to answer the questions. So, what I want to help you do is something really cool called speed reading. When I was in grade 2, my teacher taught me something that was amazing. Usually when you read something, you take your little finger and you read along like this. So my teacher taught me at the young age of eight to get a bookmark, and instead of reading each word, you're going to read one whole sentence with an eyescape. So, instead of reading word by word with your little finger, you're going to put a bookmark on the sentence and you're going to focus on the sentence. This allows you to read something much faster. So, put your little finger away and grab a bookmark or a piece of paper. So, number six is: Use a bookmark. It helps you absorb the information faster. Another thing that you can do or not do is when you're reading: "The pizza was a wide pizza with ham and pineapple. It was the most exiting flavours, it was..." Don't read out loud. Two reasons: One, there're other people around you that you're probably disturbing, and there's probably been a scientific study that if you move your lips, you're doing extra work and you're kind of wasting time. Try and close your mouth. Don't: "Ra-ra-ra-ra" under your breath, don't move your lips. Just absorb it and read it. This helps you go through it faster and ultimately get that high score that you've all been looking for. Another tip is to pay attention to important key words. So, these are going to be things like dates and times, numbers, and proper nouns. So, please tell me you know what a proper noun is. A proper noun is a place or a person. It starts with a capital letter. So, one really, really good thing you can do is you can take your little highlighter and circle the important words. When you come back to the reading section or when you've read it, it sticks in your brain more. This is good for practicing, too. Some articles and some things have special punctuation. So, dashes. Dashes are a little line here and a little line at the end. There's a very, very good reason why they've used dashes, and that is they're telling you that this information is really important. It's giving you something extra or something that changes the idea about the sentence. So, the information between dashes or even between commas is put there for a reason, and it's probably got some wealth of information, maybe the answer to question number seven. Some readings that you have not necessarily on IELTS, but a newspaper if you're reading something for fun... Do people read for...? Yeah, they do read for fun, Ronnie. Okay. Is a special font. So, if the words are bold which means they're bigger; or if they're written in italics which means, like, handwriting; or if the words are underlined - this is going to give you some really strong information that it's important because they made it like this. When you first begin your IELTS test in the reading section, always read the questions first, then you'll know what information you're looking for. If you just read it willy-nilly without thinking about the questions, you've wasted a lot of time. So read the questions first, then go back and get the information that you need. And about paragraphs, this is a tricky thing that they do. I want you to read the first sentence, it's called the topic sentence. The topic sentence has... We'll say "the meat" or the importance of the paragraph. […]
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My English tips for Portuguese speakers My English tips for Portuguese speakers
5 months ago En
Are you from Brazil or Portugal? Are you learning English? Then you need to watch this video! You're lucky if you are a Portuguese speaker learning English, because there are a lot of words that are similar between these two languages. But you have to watch out for false friends! False friends are words in one language that sound the same or almost the same as words in another language -- but mean something different! In this video, I'll give you the most common false friends between Portuguese and English, so you can avoid making these mistakes. Improve your English in less than 15 minutes with this fast and easy lesson. TAKE THE QUIZ: https://www.engvid.com/english-tips-for-portuguese-speakers/ TRANSCRIPT Obrigado, all my Portuguese-speaking friends out there. Big besos out to you guys in Brazil. Hi. Thanks for watching. I'm going to teach you something that maybe you've heard before. But it's a little bit difficult in English. You are lucky, like other languages, for example, Spanish and French, we have a lot of words in English that are very similar in Portuguese and English, so if you change the accent a little, use your hands a lot, people will probably be able to understand you, but sometimes this is not the case, that's why we have created these things called "false friends". Now, false friends are words that you think you can use because they sound almost the same in English, but the meaning is completely different, so it can lead to some mistakes. But if you make a mistake, who cares? Really? Come on. You're learning a language, don't worry. But I'm here to teach you how to correct some mistakes that you might make. And thanks to Hinata and William for helping me out with this one. Let's go to it. So, false friends, they're not your friends, they are your enemies. Okay, so the first one-we're going to start, yeah?-is: "cafeteria". In your country, in Brazil, maybe in Portugal, I don't know, a cafeteria is a coffee shop, so it's a place where you can go and get a delicious coffee, maybe get some delicious Brazilian treats, like queijo de p�o, p�o de queijo, mm-hmm, maybe some honey moons, delicious, but in English, "cafeteria", the exact same spelling, check it out: "cafeteria", "cafeteria", uh-oh in English, a cafeteria, it is not a coffee shop, it is actually a lunch room. So, if you have a job... Oh, do you have a job? Cool. In Canada sometimes there is a lunch room, but all of the time in a school in Canada children or students go and eat together... They can eat lunch, they can eat dinner in one room, and we call this a cafeteria. So, a cafeteria is a lunch room or a common room for eating. Many businesses will have a cafeteria. It's definitely not a coffee shop. It's pretty terrible. Coffee shops are more fun than a lunch room I think. The next one, in your country you can enjoy a delicious "caf�", which means coffee for you, and Brazilian coffee - woo, that stuff gets you going in the morning. Cool. But in English, a "caf�" is not a drink, like a coffee, a caf� is a small restaurant where you can buy coffee or sweets, it's like a Portuguese bakery. So, a "caf�" is a restaurant in English, and "caf�" is not coffee in English. You also have to be careful of your pronunciation of this word. It is not: "cough", that's a cough. We have to say: "coffee". We don't have to say: "coffeeee"-hi, Vinnie-but you have to say: "coffee". If you just say: "cough", then that's not a good thing. You don't want to go to a caf� and ask for a cough, because then you'd be sick. Next one, you guys use as toothpaste. Right? So "pasta", "pasta", "pasta", you guys know as a paste, like a gel, kind of a semi-liquid material. But we always use it as a food, a very delicious Italian food called pasta. You guys probably know that already because you eat a lot of pasta maybe. But in English this is paste, pasta is the food. You don't want to eat that stuff. The next word: "dente". Yeah? You're brushing your dentes, there. Yeah? Okay. So, "dente" in Portuguese means tooth or teeth, I guess just one. In English it doesn't mean teeth, it means a dent. To help you out with this word: "a dent" is an indentation. That's the same in Portuguese. So, an indentation means dent. This is... If you're driving your car and somebody hits your car, just a minor accident, then you will have a dent in your car. A dent means an indentation or it's pushed in in one area. It's not completely broken, it's just pushed in or there's an indentation. So it has nothing to do with your teeth. It does sound like this word and the spelling is very, very similar, so be careful of that false friend. This is a fun one, I kind of like this. I like the pronunciation of this word. I have to look in my book. You guys say: "balcom". Mm-hmm. When you guys walk into a bar you go up to the "balcao" and you order a delicious beer. But not in English. A "balcao" in Portuguese means a counter in a bar, this is fun.
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Real English: Taking care of your pet DOG! Real English: Taking care of your pet DOG!
6 months ago En
Do you have a dog? Do you want a dog? Here in North America, we have specific rules, laws, and cultural customs that every dog owner must know. And if you're not a dog owner, you need to know this stuff, too, because you'll be around a lot of dogs here! In this video, I'll teach you English vocabulary for the dog-related people you'll meet: breeders, vets, and groomers; as well as the doggie things you must have, such as a leash, dish, and treats. The best part? Dog owners love to talk about dogs. So you can practice your English by talking to other dog owners. Want more? Check out my friend Emma's video about pets and animals here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Uxq24jXVCo8 Take the quiz on this lesson: https://www.engvid.com/real-english-pet-dog/ TRANSCRIPT Ruff. Hi. I'm Ronnie. I'm not a dog, but I have a dog, and I like dogs. Not: I like dog. I don't want to eat a dog. No, actually I would eat a dog if you gave it to me. If you barbequed it, I'd eat it. But, oh, we're not talking about eating dogs. We're going to talk about how to actually not eat your dog, how to care for your dog. In English and in our society we call our dog our best friends, although it really has no choice. Even if your dog doesn't like you, it has to hang out with you a lot because you have to care for your dog. So, I'm going to teach you English vocabulary, English verbs for caring for your dog. Hopefully you can learn some stuff. You probably know it in your language, but now you're going to learn English with me because that's what I do. So, the first thing that we should talk about is someone called a "breeder". Okay? A breeder is a person who breeds dogs. So, I've written the word "breeds" here as a verb. Now, to breed a dog means that you get the boy dog who's called a stud and you get the girl dog who's called a bitch, and you make them have sex. I don't know how they do this, maybe they give them some doggy wine, play some nice doggy music, but anyways, the boy dog and the girl dog have dog sex, doggy style - and they have puppies. Woo-hoo. So the breeder is the person who cares for the dogs and makes more dogs. They're magical. It is a really, really bad idea, almost illegal in Canada to buy a dog from the "pet shop". We have really tried to cut down on dogs who are for sale in pet shops. Just the treatment of the dogs, there's been a lot of controversy. Also, you can find a dog on the internet, you can go to Kijiji or you can go to many websites where you can buy a dog. There's also dog rescue sites where maybe a dog doesn't have a house, a dog is homeless, and you can rescue the dog and make him your... Or her your best friend. So there's many options. I do not recommend the pet shop option, but make sure that your dog is going to be... You're going to be able to take care of a dog before you get one. So, the place where the dogs or the puppies live and where they have all their doggy sex is called a "kennel". So the kennel is the place, and the breeder is the person. You can use both of these words interchangeably, but a breeder is always a person. It's important that you go and look at the kennel when you're buying a dog to make sure that it's clean and the dogs are well taken care of. There's some terrible-looking kennels I imagine. The next person that you're not going to want to go to and your dog is going to hate more than the mailman is the "veterinarian". Now, in English we don't need to bother saying: "Veterinarian", which is an animal doctor. What we need to say is: "Vet". So you're going to say: "Uh-oh, I have to take my dog to the vet", because maybe your dog is sick. Vets in Canada and probably around the world, America as well, are very, very expensive. So we don't want our dogs to be sick because it costs us a lot of money. But there is one thing that people or breeders really encourage you to do if you have gotten a puppy and you're not going to breed the dog, you're not going to have... Make more baby dogs with this. That's a whole other business. So, for this you're going to do what we call "get your dog fixed". Your dog is not broken, don't worry, it's not a toy. So: "Get your dog fixed", you're going to go to the vet, you're going to go to the animal doctor and what's happened... What's going to happen is you're going to get your animal neutered. "Neutered" means... We have two different meaning... Two different words we use for this. For the boys or for the studs, neutered means "castrated". Oh, gentlemen, gentlemen, this means they're going to remove the dog's testicles so the dog cannot produce sperm to have little puppies. Don't worry, I'm sure the dog doesn't feel anything, and when he wakes up he is very happy because he has less balls to lick. So, "castrated" is only for boys and they remove the testicles. The word that we use for women, or sorry, girls or bitches, mm-hmm, is "spayed".
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Phrasal Verbs of SEX Phrasal Verbs of SEX
9 months ago En Ru
Let's talk about sex, baby! In this video, I'll teach you the phrasal verbs that we use to talk about having sex in English. We'll look at common slang phrasal verbs like "go down on", "feel up", and "beat off". I'll also talk about the culture of sex, what to say, what not to say, and how to say it. You'll learn vocabulary like "spooge", "jizz", and "ejaculate". Don't be embarrassed, and don't embarrass yourself! Have sex like a Canadian! Check out this lesson and take the quiz at https://www.engvid.com/phrasal-verbs-sex/ to make sure you're bedroom-ready! Let's get it on! TRANSCRIPT Hi, guys. I'm Ronnie. I'm going to teach you some dreaded phrasal verbs. Hmm... I know that learning English is difficult, and phrasal verbs are very difficult because they just don't make sense. Okay? So, when you look at a verb in English, you have, like, for example: "calm" or "jack" or "beat", and then there's a pronoun with it, it gets very confusing. So, just a little warning, here, people, if you are not mature enough to watch this-no matter your age-I suggest you turn it off or don't share it. Yeah? How about that as an idea? If you're offended by phrasal verbs of a sexual nature, don't share the video. Mm-hmm. Turn it off, watch another video. Watch a different channel. Do what you do. So, I'm going to teach you phrasal verbs Ronnie style because they're about sex - oh yeah. So, sexual phrasal verbs. This is what makes me laugh all the time. Every day at my work and in my house... Not my house. In my apartment I have an elevator and there is a voice in the elevator and the elevator says: "Going down", hee-hee-hee, I every day giggle, and I say: "I wish", and other people look at me and go: "Why is this crazy lady laughing at the elevator because it says 'Going down'?" What these people don't realize, because maybe they don't have a hilarious sense of humour or they don't know the phrasal verb to go down on someone - "going down" means to have oral sex with someone, so when the elevator opens up and a person's voice goes: "Going down", I'm like: "Okay, in the elevator? Cool." So, first of all, phrasal verbs are always a verb and a preposition. So, prepositions are things like: "over", "in", "on", "out", "down", "up", "out". So, these prepositions with the verb together will have a completely different meaning than if you just have one verb. So, for example, the verb "eat" we know, but when I put it with "eat out", you guys think: "Oh, hey, yeah, guess what? I went to a restaurant last night and I ate out", and I die, I just laugh because, ladies and gentlemen, if you "eat out" or "eat someone out" it means you have, or are having, or had oral sex again. So: "go down" and "eat out" both mean you're having oral sex. So, this is why I laugh all the time. People think I'm in a good mood. I just think people say things that are funny. So, I'm going to teach you some sexual phrasal verbs. First one: "bend over". It actually sounds like a person's name in English. Does anybody know anybody named: "Ben Dover"? If anyone's a fan of The Simpsons, Bart Simpson will call a bar and say: "Uh, is Ben Dover there, please? Can somebody Ben Dover? Can somebody get my Ben Dover?" "Bend over" basically means that you put your body like this and you stick your bum in the air, and you're having sex like that. Good job, I think you can imagine what happens next if you bend over. If your name is Ben Dover, your parents are funny and probably you might want to change your name. Maybe Benny Dover? Nah, good luck with that. Benjamin Dover? Better. We also have: "cum on". This means you blow your load or you get sperm on someone, someone's part of their body, maybe their face (which is bukake) or you can cum on the wall, which might be embarrassing, you can cum wherever you're having fun with your little wiener, there. You cum on something or someone, it means you get sperm somewhere. Same with the word "jizz on" and "spooge on". So, cum on, jizz on, and spooge on means ejaculation time. So, "ejaculate on someone" means you get sperm on someone or something - done. But some of you guys might have a different technique where you "cum in" something, like a sock. I've seen it in a movie. Some guys like to masturbate into a sock, so you would say: "I came", which is the past tense or "cum in a sock". So, "c um", the past tense is "came". See? It's verbs, it's real life, it's past tense. As I said before, when people tell me that they are going to eat out tonight, I think that's a lot of information that I don't need to know. They mean they're going to a restaurant, but in my brain and I'm sure a lot of other people's brains, "eat out" means oral sex. So does "go down", going down. We can also say "on someone". So you can say: "I was going down on my girlfriend", "I was going down on my boyfriend", that means that you're having oral sex.
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False Friends: English mistakes that Spanish speakers make False Friends: English mistakes that Spanish speakers make
10 months ago En
A "false friend" is a word in one language that sounds similar to a word in another language but that means something different. For example, a common error Spanish speakers make is to use the English word "sensible" when they actually mean "sensitive". This is because "sensitive" translates to the Spanish word "sensible". If you are a Spanish speaker, you have probably been in similar situations before. Watch this lesson to learn about Spanish false friends and how to correct them to say what you really mean. Avoid embarrassing moments before they happen to you! Don't forget to do the quiz at https://www.engvid.com/false-friends-english-spanish/ to practice what you've learned. TRANSCRIPT Would you like to be my friend? I don't want to be your friend actually. Maybe. My name's Ronnie. If you speak Spanish, you are very lucky because a lot of words in Spanish and English are very similar. You can change your accent, drop the "o" or the "a" at the end of it, make some hand gestures, and most of the time people will understand you, as long as they're not a little stupid, and this makes learning English for you easier. Yes! But life is not so easy, because we have some words that you think they mean something in English, but guess what? It doesn't translate. Probably the most popular example would be: "embarazada". So, in Spanish you know "embarazada" means pregnant, you're going to have a baby. In English it sounds like the word "embarrassed". So if you use the word, people are confused and you're probably embarrassed, too, because you've used the wrong word. So, in English we've actually made a term for these. These things are called "False Friends", and this is the Spanish Edition. Stay tuned for the Portuguese edition as well. "Embarazada" means pregnant in Spanish, but in English it sounds like our English word "embarrassed". "Embarrassed" means you've made a mistake, you've done something stupid, and people have seen you do it - and your face maybe goes a little red and you're a little ashamed of something. For example, if you're walking down the street and you fall, or you're picking your nose and somebody sees you pick your nose - you feel uncomfortable. You feel embarrassed. Okay. The next one, in Spanish you say: "sensible", "sensible", "sensible". In your language it means sensitive. By the way, guys, I'm not a Spanish speaker so I'm going to make mistakes with your language. I'm sorry. Bear with. So, in your language it means "sensitive". "Sensitive" in English means that you are aware of other people's emotions, or the other meaning is that you cry very easily or that you get angry very quickly. So if I say that you are sensitive... For example, if I say: "Oh, I don't like your shoes." If you are a sensitive person, you are upset. But in English, "sensible" kind of means the opposite. "Sensible" means that you're reasonable in your brain or you can make sense of something. So, for example, if I said to you: "I don't like your shoes." And you say: "Well, I don't care. They're not your shoes, Ronnie." So you're being reasonable or you're being sensible to my comment. Okay? False friends, they're a doozy. The next one we have is "carpeta". So, in Spanish "carpeta" is a folder, it's like a thick paper where you can put other documents in and keep it safe, keep it out of danger so you don't spill some Tequila on it. But in English it sounds like "carpet", so a carpet is something that covers your floor. We use carpets a lot because our floors are very cold in Canada. Most houses, I think... For example, in Mexico, you guys don't have a carpet, it's too hot. You have tile floor. But a carpet is a floor covering made of fabric, not a folder. Okay? The next one: "compromiso". "Compromiso" in your language means an obligation. "Obligation" means you have to do something or you must do something. For example, when you come to Canada through the airport you must show the airport security your passport. It's an obligation to do it. In English it sounds like the word "compromise". "Compromise" in English means you have reached an agreement. So, for example, you want to go and see a horror movie, your friend wants to go and see a romantic comedy movie. You disagree, have a little discussion about it, and then at the end you go: "Do you know what? As a compromise or as an agreement we'll go see a comedy movie because we both like comedy movies." So you've reached an agreement or you've reached a compromise. "Contestar" in your language means to answer, so you can answer a question. A teacher will ask you a question and you will contestar, you will answer the question. Hopefully correctly. Come on, get it right! But in English it sounds like the word "contest", and "contest" is like a competition. A "competition" or a "contest" means that there is one person and some other people, they are doing the same thing or similar thing. They're trying to win a prize.
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Learn English: What we call the people we love ❤❤❤ Learn English: What we call the people we love ❤❤❤
10 months ago En
What do you call your boyfriend or girlfriend? Maybe you say "baby", "honey", "sweetheart", "sexy", or something else? In this lesson, I will provide you with a lot of inspiration for cute nicknames for your loved ones, guaranteed to make their hearts melt!!! WARNING: These terms are NOT to be used with strangers! After watching the video and doing the quiz at https://www.engvid.com/what-we-call-the-people-we-love/ ,and leave a comment telling me your favorite terms of endearment. TRANSCRIPT Welcome, darlings, to the lesson. How are you? Do you like my new wardrobe? Today I'm going to teach you about things or names that you can call your partner, your honey-bunch, your significant other. Rainier, Sonja, this one's for you guys. How are ya? So these are words that we use in English to talk about the one that we love or the one that we love for the moment. In English they're called terms of endearment. It has nothing to do with deers. But, they are terms of endearment. So, probably the most common ones are things like, as I said to you: "darling". Now, sometimes we say: "darling". One word of caution, ladies and gentlemen: These are for people that you know. So, for example, if you're in a restaurant, please do not call the waitress: "babe", or "honey", or "sweetheart". It is degrading. It is not cool. Women don't like it. If you know the person, if it's your baby, your mom, your dad-that's weird-your child, your boyfriend, your girlfriend, your other boyfriend, your other girlfriend, your dog, your cat, someone who is close to you - please, use these. But if this is a stranger, do not use these. Women, especially, do not appreciate being called these names. We find it insulting because I am not your sugarpie, darling. Unless you want a smack in the face, I'm not your sugarpie. Okay? So be careful. Say these to people you love and know. So, one thing that's come up that I didn't know that I found out when I was researching this is back in the... A long time ago in the 2000s or the 1990s, it was popular in rap songs to say: "My boo". And I thought: "That's funny, that's what ghosts say." But it actually is probably just people who can't say friend properly-Americans-it comes from the French: "beau". So in the French language they have the word "beau", which means boyfriend or girlfriend, but I guess Americans just say "boo". Honey Boo Boo, oh god, the horror. So, Honey Boo Boo is a really famous little girl, and her name has two names... Terms of endearment together, Honey Boo Boo, you darling. So, "boo" is the French bastardization of "beau". So, use at will. We make these names by talking about sweet things. For example: "honey", honey is sweet. Most of these names are older, so that's why we're using kind of older things. So, you can just call someone your honey, but then we can have: "honey-pie", "honey-bun", "honey-bunny", "honey-baby". I think Elvis did this a lot. Then we can be "sweet" something, so: "sweet-pea", "sweet-cheeks". Cheeks are here and they're also your bum. "Sweet-thing", but I think you should be like: "sweet-thang", you should say it like that. Then we have: "sweetie" or "sweetiepie". I don't know why, but a lot of these have to do with pie. I guess back when they were making these words, they liked pie, and that's all they had. "Sweetheart", this is pretty common. You have: "pumpkin" or "pumpkinpie". Again, it's the pie. A pumpkin is a big, orange fruit or a veggie, I guess it's really cute. And: "sugar" or again "sugar-pie". Again, I can't stress enough that you cannot just say these to people that you don't know, you don't have a relationship with. Be very careful who you say these to because you can use them sarcastically. So, for example, Mel Gibson called a cop or a police officer "sugar-tits". I don't think that the cop really enjoyed that, and Mel Gibson in a movie was arrested. So, "sugar-tits", maybe a term of endearment, but be careful how you use it. You don't want to get arrested, go to jail. We can also use this, for example, if I am speaking to another girl and I'm trying to kind of be sarcastic with her, I can say, like: "Okay, honey." So the way that we use it, the intonation that we say it, especially to a stranger, it has a completely different meaning. So, please, again, be careful. We also have things like: "cutie" or "cutiepie", "angel", "apricot". My chiropractor always calls me "apricot", and I'm like: "I'm not an apricot, sir. I'm a person." And: "doll". Now, this is a very, very old expression. You hear it or see it in movies: "a doll" or "dollface". Again, outdated, we don't use it as much. More common ones are: "hottie" or "hot stuff". Hot stuff, baby, oh yeah. They use that in a commercial now. Then we have just names that are silly, like: "snookums", or "snooky". I think Snooki was one of the characters in that terrible television show. "Snuggles" and one of my mom's favourites: "pet".
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What to say when you make a mistake! What to say when you make a mistake!
11 months ago En
Did you make a mistake again? What did you say? In today's lesson I'm going to teach you about the many expressions you can use when you make mistakes! I'll teach you modern, old-fashioned, formal, and slang expressions. These are great everyday expressions that you can start using in conversations right away. So watch this lesson and do the quiz at https://www.engvid.com/what-to-say-when-you-make-a-mistake/ , but be careful not to f@*k it up! TRANSCRIPT Oops. Oh. Oops. Oh. Oops. I made a mistake three times. My name's Ronnie. I forgot that I was going to make lessons today, and instead of wearing, you know, like normal clothes, I decided to be a lion. I guess I really messed up. I'm sorry. [Laughs] I'm not sorry at all. I'm going to teach you by request from Germany-hi, guys-what to say when stuff goes wrong. So you make a mistake; everyone makes mistakes, it's normal, don't worry. We have certain slang phrases that you can say, makes you sound cool. Rainier , if you want to sound cool, you can do this. Most popular ones, we would say: "I screwed up." or "I messed up." or "I f*@ked up." We can also say: "I mucked it up." All of these expressions just mean: "Oops, I made a mistake." So you can say, for example: "I messed up my job interview." Or: "Oh my god, I really f*@ked up my car." It means that maybe you had an accident and now your car is destroyed. So all of these just means there was an accident, or a mistake, or something bad happened. So, be careful. These are phrasal verbs, so we have: "screw up", "messed up", "f*@ked up", and "mucked up". Then we have nouns. So these are describing usually a person. You can say: "somebody is a screw up", "someone is a f*@k up". It means that they always make mistakes. Maybe they're a little bit stupid. They're just not doing things as they should. You will see this a lot in movies. There's always, like, the teenage boy, and his dad's like: "You're such a f*@k up! You can't do anything right!" And the kid: "Wah", and drama happens. So we use these a lot in movies as well. Something that I remember my grandmother and my mother saying was: "Oh dash", "Oh darn". Now, these are... We'll call them mother and grandmother expressions. They're not offensive, they're not slang. It's kind of a nice way to say: "Oops." I remember when I was a child there was a TV show called The Mad Dash, and I was like: "Gran, you should be on that show, because you say: 'Oh dash.'" "Dash" means to run quickly, so I couldn't understand why she was wanting to run quickly. It must be a grandmother thing. You might hear people also say: "Oh my gosh" or "Oh my goodness". These are just ways for people who don't want to say: "Oh my god". Some people get offended if you say: "Oh my god", so instead of saying: "god", they say: "goodness" or "gosh". "Oh my gosh". Okay? But it basically means: "Oh my god", or "darn", or "dash", or "oops". Okay? Mm-kay. We have another expression. You might know: "That sucks." It's a kind of an older expression. We also have an expression that something blows. You can say, past tense: "I blew it. I really blew it." It means: "I really messed up or I really made a mistake. I'm sorry." So you can use it like: "I blew the job interview." or: "I screwed up the job interview.", "I messed up the job interview." Another way we use this is to talk about money. You can say: "I blew all my money on beer." Which is not a good thing. It means that you spent all of your money only on beer. Don't do that. You need to, you know, save money for beer, save for everything. But if you blow your money on something it means you spent it all. So you'll hear this, again, a lot in movies, we use it all the time. One thing that is another common word that we use a lot in computers, maybe you see if your computer's in English is for technology, something crashes. You'll see it in a lot of sci-fi movies, too. If something crashed it means it's broken temporarily. Not for a long time. So: "My p.c. or my computer crashed." This is only for software or electronics. So if your computer crashes, it means you're working on it or you're doing something, and then all of a sudden - gone. What's happened to your computer? Probably when you're doing important things it just decides not to work anymore. So your computer crashed. You can say: "My computer bit it." or "My computer choked." It just means it's broken, it doesn't work anymore. You can say: "I bit it!" I used to say this a lot when I was skiing. If I fell, it was: "Oh, I bit it again." It just means you made a mistake or you failed. "I choked on my test." It's not this. Again: "I bit it" and "I choked" means you failed the test. So: "I choked the job interview.", "I choked on something." It just means you didn't do well.
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Improve your English vocabulary with astrology! Personalities and Professions Improve your English vocabulary with astrology! Personalities and Professions
2 years ago En
In this lesson, we'll use ASTROLOGY to learn English! You'll learn vocabulary to talk about people, personalities, and professions. Are you outgoing? Detail-oriented? Ambitious? Sensitive? Based on astrology, you'll learn what types of jobs are best suited to you. This fun lesson will help you learn lots of adjectives that will make your English conversations richer. So check it out! Test yourself with the quiz: https://www.engvid.com/english-vocabulary-astrology-personalities-professions/ TRANSCRIPT Are you looking for a job? Do you not know what job you should do? Many people, all people in the world struggle with this problem. Maybe you are going to start university and you have no idea what you want or need to study. Maybe you have lost your job and you need to get a new job. Maybe you hate your job, and you want to quit your job and get a new job. So one way that people do this is the magic of astrology. Now, before you run away and click off and go: "Uh, Ronnie, I don't like astrology. I think it's bollocks", which means it's not true - let me back up. This is not a horoscope. I'm not telling you what you're going to do today, that you're going to have a good day and you're going to meet someone special. Horoscopes and astrology are completely different. Horoscopes are made up words in a newspaper, and astrology is based on the stars in the sky. And it's a science, believe it or not. I don't care. But what I want to do is help you find the perfect job for you. So, first, I need you to do something. I want you to look at the board and I want you to please find your birthday. All right. Now that you have found your birthday, there's one important thing that I need you to know. If your birthday, for example, is December 21st or if your birthday is one of these exact dates, this means that you are on the cusp of the sign. The cusp of the sign means that you're going to have both of these energies together. Have I lost you? So, people that are born on the cusp don't have the strongest of forces from each sign, but you're still going to have some kind of influence in your personality. So when we fought... When we talk about astrology, we break the signs down into four basic elements: Fire, water, earth, and air. Once you've found your birthday, you're going to know what your element is. If you are a fire sign, so if you are Aries, Leo, or Sagittarius, you've got something really special that the other signs don't, and that is action, power. You are dynamic, you're amazing. You're like: "Woo! Let's go!" all the time. So, you would be a very good business owner. You would be a very, very good manager. Or you like to be in the spotlight, especially if you're a Leo, and you would be good in the entertainment industry. You are confident and ambitious. This means that you do it, no one is going to stop you. You are enthusiastic and you are energetic. This means you have power and energy when some people are sleeping, like me. You do have a problem, though. You don't like small details, so this is why if you're a business owner, or a manager, or in entertainment, you can use your confident energy and you can do a very, very good job. You're very, very good managers because you're good at telling other people what to do. But that's not a bad thing because people will look to you for leadership. So, fire signs you are natural born leaders. It's just how it works. You're lucky. But, yeah, you do have some problems. We're not all perfect. I'm not going to tell you about the bad things. We're going to focus on the good things. So, if you're thinking of starting your own business - do it. You are natural leaders, you can do it because your brain says: "I'm going to do it." Cool. The next one we have is a water sign. Now, water signs are very, very, very emotional. Is that a good thing or a bad thing? We don't know yet. But you have a special talent of being able to feel other people's emotions or other people's energies. This can be really, really beneficial if you are thinking of being a psychologist, so you're helping people figure out what's happening inside their brain; a therapist if you're helping someone who's in... Having problems in their life. And also any kind of a charity work. A "charity" means an organization that relies on people's donations or money to operate. So, Greenpeace, or UNICEF, that's a charity organization. So you would do well with charity work because water signs are very supportive, which means they like to help people. They're very nurturing. Think about your mom. She cuddles you and takes care of you. Very compassionate, you have a lot of passion because you want to help people. And you're sensitive. Uh-oh. Do you think sensitive is a negative word? Sometimes it can be. If you are sensitive it means you can feel what other people are feeling. But if you're too sensitive, that's a bad thing and you become too emotional.
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Crazy English: FOODS that have BODY PARTS? Crazy English: FOODS that have BODY PARTS?
2 years ago En
"Crazy crazy English vocabulary and slang! You've learned your basic foods in English, but now it's time to get CRAZY! In English, we've named a lot of our food after parts of our body. No, we aren't cannibals! As you'll learn in the lesson, we've given these names to our foods because they look like certain body parts -- in some cases we've even named our body parts because they look like food... I know! Crazy! This fun lesson will teach you 10+ strange names we use for foods, including: "heads of lettuce", "artichoke hearts", "finger foods", "ears of corn", "hamburger buns", and many more! Take the quiz! https://www.engvid.com/crazy-english-food-body-parts/ TRANSCRIPT Hi, everyone. I have a potato. This potato is a very special potato because it's kind of old, and... Oh, it's looking at me. Hey, potato. This potato I have, it's probably very delicious if I cook it, but it's very old because it has these things growing off of the potato. Do you know what these things are called in English? They're called "eyes". They can't actually see you. Or can they? But in English we have many foods that we describe with parts of the body. I'm going to tell you a joke that you're not going to think is funny until after the lesson. Okay? So the joke is: Why shouldn't you tell a secret on a vegetable farm? Okay? One more time. Why shouldn't you tell a secret on a vegetable farm? The answer is: Because potatoes have eyes, corn has ears, and beanstalk. Not funny? It's funny. The reason is for this lesson. So, today I'm going to tell you about: "Food That Has Body Parts". Cool. Stick with me, you'll get it. So this is the end to the joke, just to help you, the punchline: Potatoes have eyes, corn has ears, and beanstalk. Beanstalk. So let's get with the corn bit. When you buy a corn-they're uncountable-it comes in a wrapper, and we call this an "ear of corn". I don't know why we call it an ear of corn, that's just the name of it. So in the joke: Potatoes have eyes, and ear is how we count the corn. So we know that in English a lot of words are uncountable, but we can count how they're grown. So, for example, corn is uncountable, but we can count the ears of corn. We could have 10 ears of corn, but when we eat it we just call it corn and it's uncountable. The same thing with lettuce and cabbage. Lettuce and cabbage are uncountable, but what... The way that we count them is we call them a "head of lettuce" or a "head of cabbage". You can see by my wonderful picture: a head of lettuce, so lettuce has a head; potatoes have eyes; and corn we count as an ear, the stalk. There's some crazy things going on in English. We have a kind of pasta that's very, very thin, and we call it "angel hair". Oh, isn't that lovely? It's very, very thin. Thin, thin, thin spaghetti. We call: "angel hair pasta". There is a very popular sandwich, I don't like them, but they're popular: "open-face", that sounds kind of gross. It's like my open-face sandwich. An open-face sandwich just means that there's no bread on top. So is it a sandwich? So you get two pieces of bread and you put all the ingredients on top, and you don't close it, so it's open-face sandwich. All right, the next one, little... Little heart there for you, is an artichoke heart. So, an artichoke you might know, it's a vegetable-Supreme Court ruling, vegetable-it's green and kind of looks like a flower, but in English we call it an artichoke heart. It's very common in the Middle East and in the Mediterranean. You guys probably eat a lot of artichokes. Do you call them hearts in your country, too? No. Just us. Okay. The next one is this part of your arm. Do you know what this part of your arm is called? It's called an elbow. So, there's a kind of macaroni, like a pasta, that is an "elbow macaroni". Interesting thing about Italian pasta is a lot of the pasta names are named after body parts, but it doesn't work in English. Like, "orecchiette" is ear. Right? Yes, am I right? So interesting that Italian people would name pasta after body parts. So, the elbow is a kind of macaroni. If you guys are living in Canada or America, we have something called Kraft Dinner, and that is an example of elbow macaroni. It looks... No, it doesn't even look like an elbow. Elbow macaroni looks basically like a tube. Hmm. I get it. It's a stretch. It's not that specific, but I get it. The next one, one of my favourites, and really funny, too, is "chicken fingers". I think that if you've watched lessons before you know that I've told you that chickens don't have fingers; they have legs and feet. But we have a delicious food called chicken fingers. We also have "finger foods". It's like our fingers are hungry, and they're like: "Please give me something to eat. I'm dying, here."
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Learn English Slang: BITCH Learn English Slang: BITCH
2 years ago En
The slang word "bitch" is everywhere these days: in movies, television, music, and even in our casual conversations. It can be a noun, a verb, an adjective, and it is also widely used in expressions. Do you know all the subtleties of "bitch"? Used correctly, it can be very powerful, but use it incorrectly, and you might get in trouble. So understand how to use the word properly unless you want to get bitch slapped! https://www.engvid.com/learn-english-slang-bitch/ TRANSCRIPT Hello, ladies and gentlemen. Welcome to a lesson about a bad word. No, it's not a bad word. The word is "bitch", and if you look in your dictionary, it means a female dog. I'm going to have to give you a disclaimer for this one: I'm going to teach you about a word that we use in English, and some people think it's a bad word. I'll teach you just how bad the word is. But we should go over one more time the pronunciation... Of pronunciation of the word "bitch". So, a lot of the times, we-maybe you-say "bitch", but you want to say "beach". So, when you go to the ocean and there's waves, and you want to say the word "beach", maybe you say "bitch". So the pronunciation of this word is very fast, so you're going to say "bitch". The place that's very relaxing with the ocean, we have to elongate the "e" sound. It is not two syllables. It is one syllable, and it's: "beeeeech". It's a very long "e" sound. The spelling, of course, is: "b-e-a-c-h", but the pronunciation, we take out the "a" and make it a very, very long "e" sound. So, one is "beach" and one is "bitch". You can practice your pronunciation by saying... Pronunciation by saying... [Laughs] Yeah. "There were many bitches at the beach." Good. So that means, hey, guess what? I went to the beach on Saturday and there were so many female dogs around. I was like: "Where are the boy dogs?" It was like bitches at the beach on Saturday. So let's dive in... Right into this. I'm going to teach you what this means in real life, which means slang. So, if you look in a dictionary, a bitch is a female dog. Story. I have a dog, it's a boy. I went to a very wonderful old lady's house, and she said: "Where's my bitch?" And I: "Wha-? What? What?" She's Scottish. She said: "Where's my bitch?" I'm like: "Oh my god. She just said 'bitch'. This is fantastic. Who's your bitch, Margaret?" And then I realized she was talking about her dog. So I was like: "Oh. People actually use the word to mean female dog?" I was surprised. I thought she was talking about her nasty co-worker, but apparently it's still used today. So if it's a boy dog it's called a stud-oh yeah-but if it's a female dog it's actually still called bitch, along with any canine. So a wolf girl is called a bitch. Perfect. Good. So, the way we use it does not mean female dog in slang. Whew. It means many things. As a noun, it implies that the person is selfish, unpleasant, lewd which means rude sexually, or downright nasty. Nasty means they're not nice or they're very mean. So, example, I can say: "Oh my god, I was such a bitch to Bob. I'm sorry, Bob, I was such a bitch to you", which means I was kind of nasty or mean. Such a nasty woman. Maybe you're having a bad day or I was having a bad day, and Bob or someone came to me and said: "Hey, Ronnie." I'd be like: "What!? What do you want!?" Kind of like a dragon lady kind of thing, but if you are a bitch to someone it means you're not nice to them, you're mean or you're sharp with them. If you guys watch jail dramas, like Prison Break or Oz-aw, what a great show-you will hear things like: "He's my bitch." And, again, you're like: "He's a dog that's a girl?" No. "He's my bitch" means that a man is submissive. "Submissive" is the opposite of dominant. So if you are submissive, you do what people tell you to do. If somebody said: "Hey, Ronnie. Go get me a beer." I'd say: "Hey. Guess what, Bob? I'm not your bitch. Get your own beer." So submissive means you do what people tell you. In jail, if he's my bitch and I'm a man, it means that he does anything that I want him to do. Yes, even that. Many times. So: "He's my bitch" means he's submissive. I am higher than he is. Ladies: "I'm not your bitch." Try it. Say it. We also use it to mean things that were unpleasant. For example, if you took the IELTS exam, you can say: "Oh my god, the IELTS exam was such a bitch." It means it was unpleasant or very, very difficult to do, which exams are, that's why they're exams. We can also talk about people being a "two-faced bitch". This means-hi, Vanessa-that you have a friend who maybe tells your friends something bad about you, and then to your face is friendly to you. So it's like they have two faces, one is bitchy face or nasty face, and one is friendly face. So you can tell this person a two-faced bitch.
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How to be CONFIDENT! How to be CONFIDENT!
2 years ago En
Want to be more confident? Confidence can make you more successful in business, social, and educational environments. It's also VERY important to help you practice your English. If you know me, you know that I am a confident person -- I'm going to give you my top tips to help you feel comfortable and confident. Whether you are speaking English at a meeting, party, or just your daily life, you'll learn about the bad things you MUST stop doing, and about the best things you can start doing today to start feeling more confident. Take the quiz! https://www.engvid.com/how-to-be-confident/ TRANSCRIPT Hello. My name's Ronnie. I'm very confident, and I really like talking. [Sighs] Oh, god. [Laughs] Do you think that one of the reasons why you don't like to speak English is because you lack confidence maybe in speaking or in writing, or just in your daily life? Confidence is the number one problem that you have while learning English. So, a lot of people talk to me and say: "Ronnie, I can't speak English. I'm terrible." And I say: "Oh, no. You can speak English. You are not terrible." So, I want to help you and I want you to become more confident in your daily life, whatever you do, not only English, for everything. So, I'm going to teach you some tricks or some methods to become more confident. Thumbs up. Even if you're not, then just pretend. Everyone pretends. So, I'm going to go through things that are bad and the reasons why you and I are not confident people. First of all, we have a fear. We have a fear of the unknown. We have fear that we don't know what's going to happen. Maybe you're going to go for a job interview, or you're starting a new class, or you're going to go on a date, or you're meeting new people, you're going to a party - we have no idea what's going to happen. That's cool, let it happen. We can't change the future. We don't know about the future, so what we can do is we can prepare our self. Now, if we're talking about doing something, like a presentation or standing up in front of people, going to a party, especially if you're trying to speak English, what you can do if you're worried about your English is you can practice speaking at home. Now, this might sound a little crazy, but who cares? What you can do is take your phone, you can record yourself speaking English. Maybe you're doing a presentation, so record your presentation, listen to it. [Gasps] You think it's terrible? Do it again. We have an expression: "Practice makes perfect." It's not going to be perfect, but it'll be good. So the more you practice something, the more comfortable you're going to feel, the more confidence you're going to have, and you're going to rock that. You're going to go to the party and be like: "Yeah! I'm the best party person ever." Or you're going to go to your job interview and you're going to get the job. I feel like I'm an infomercial. Okay, the next one and probably one of the hardest is criticism. Criticism means people tell you what you do wrong. People tell you bad things about you. People tell you your pronunciation is terrible, your work is awful. How do you feel? You feel: "Oh my god. Why am I even alive?" So people criticize you, and depending on how they do it... For example, if you have a boss who only tells you bad things, this is not a very good boss. But if you have a boss who criticizes you and tells you positive things, this is getting better. But what we have to do is we have to learn from the criticism. We have an expression: "Don't take it personally." This means, for example, if your boss says: "You know what? Your... Your presentation wasn't that good." Instead of: "Oh my god", instead of feeling negative or feeling bad, just go: "Okay. Well, please tell me how I can make it better." Your boss is there maybe to help you, unless you have a terrible boss, but always try and learn from the criticism. If you've done something wrong, admit it and go: "Oh, do you know what? You know... You know, that was terrible, but I can do next time better." So always try to improve from your criticism. Critics are maybe your best friends because they tell you what's wrong and you have to listen to that. Next one. I'd like to inform everyone out there that you are not airbrushed models, and I am sure far from being a model. What happens is in magazines nowadays, we have these beautiful ladies. They are simply perfect. Look at her lips, and her nose, and her eyes... Actually, she doesn't have a nose. This woman has no nose. Where's your nose? I have eyebrows, by the way. She does not have a nose. So, if you... Oh my god, Angelina Jolie, she's gorgeous. Her life's a mess, but she's gorgeous. This is airbrushed. This is not real. These are not real p-... Oh, hello. I'll just be over here, okay. These are not real people. These are processed, Photoshopped just images of bodies.
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STOP talking like a baby! STOP talking like a baby!
2 years ago En
Do you know what baby talk is? It's a cute way of saying things, usually used by young children. Sometimes English learners use baby talk without knowing it, and this can be very embarrassing! Don't worry -- I'll tell you what the most common baby talk words and phrases you might be saying are. I'll also explain some common ways baby talk is used by children, so you can understand English-speaking children and know how to speak to them. Take the quiz on this lesson here: https://www.engvid.com/baby-talk/ TRANSCRIPT Hewo. My name's Wonnie. What's your name? What? My name's Ro-... What are you? My name's Ronnie. What's going on? I'm going to teach you something today that is very, very important, especially for the ladies. Sometimes I know you try and be very cute. Cool. But there comes a point where you have to stop trying to be cute and actually act like a proper woman, whatever that means. It's up to your interpretation. So I'm going to teach you about what's called "Baby Talk". So, baby talk is what I was just doing to you in the camera. It has to do with your facial expression-your eyes are bigger, you're smiley-and your intonation, as well as the vocabulary you lose... Use. So, when it is very, very good and fun and acceptable to use baby talk is if you are talking to a baby, yes. Children, not so much. There comes a point where your precious baby will become a child, and you need to actually start to speak to them like a normal person. Not like a dragon, but like a normal person. They grow out of baby talk. Also-I do this-we talk to our pets like they're babies. Oh, doggy want a boney? Hello, kitty-cat, what's going on? And the cat's like: "Ah, this is great." Dogs and cats probably think we're a little crazy, too, and they're like: "What? No, but I'm cute though." Cool. "Give me the bone. Yeah, I'm cute. Give me the bone." So, if you're talking to a baby or a young child, or a pet - cool. Also, if you're talking to your partner, not in class, but your partner, so your boyfriend, your girlfriend, your husband, your wife, your other boyfriend, okay - you will-I do-use baby talk. This makes us seem cute. Awesome. But we don't want to seem cute at a job interview. We don't want to go: "Hi. I'm Ronnie-wonnie. How are you today? He-he-he." You're not going to get the job, and people might think you're a little strange. So baby talk is good for three people, three situations. Other than that, don't use it. You probably know some words that are baby talk or the intonation, but maybe there are some words that will surprise you. The number one are... One and two or the top ones are "mommy" and "daddy". So, I hear a lot of grown men say: "My mommy works in the mall." And girls say: "My... My daddy gave me a horse." Okay, maybe your daddy did give you a horse, but please, ladies and gentlemen who are adults: "mommy" and "daddy" are children's words. If a grown man says: "I love my mommy", we're going to think some strange things are happening with you and your mommy. As well, ladies, if you say: "My daddy is coming to see me tomorrow night", we're getting the wrong idea of what you're doing with your parents. So: "mommy" and "daddy" are only for children. What you're going to say is... Do you know? "Mom, mom, dad", good. We shorten this to: "mom". If you're learning English in the UK, they spell it: "mum", but they spell it with a "u". And "dad"... Sorry. "Daddy" becomes "dad". This is casually how we talk about our mom and dad. More formal... Again, this is baby talk. More formal we can say: "mother" and "father". So, it doesn't really matter which one you use, "dad" or "father", "mom" or "mother", just please don't say "mommy" and "daddy". It makes you sound like you're a little princess or that you have a very strange relationship with your mother and father. Yeah, not too good. So, "father" is formal and so is "mother". All right. When I first started the video, I said: "My name is Wonnie." Well, that's not my name. My name's Ronnie, but children have a hard time pronunci-... [Laughs] Pronunciating, like me. They have a hard time saying certain letters. For example, "r". Do you have a hard time saying "r" as well? Cool. See? You're learning. "R" is very difficult for babies to say, so don't feel bad. They're learning how to get the "r" out. So, instead of saying "r", they're going to say "w". So, you will hear in TV shows, when people say: "Aw, you're just a widdle boy". "Widdle" is a replacement for "l" in this case or "little". So, we would say: "little", but they say: "widdle".
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I HATE ENGLISH! 12 things that don't make any sense I HATE ENGLISH! 12 things that don't make any sense
2 years ago En
Is English hard for you to learn? It's not your fault! This language doesn't make sense! In this video, I talk about twelve things in English that don't make sense, and that can be confusing, especially for English learners. Does your alarm clock "go on" or "go off"? It "goes off". But why do we say "off" when it is actually turning "on"? What does it mean to "sleep like a baby"? Have you "taken a dump" today? Where did you take it? To your mom's birthday party? It's weird. It doesn't make sense. It's English. Learn these words and expressions so that you can use them correctly, even if they are illogical! Watch this lesson and receive a free gift! http://www.engvid.com/i-hate-english-12-things-that-dont-make-any-sense/ TRANSCRIPT Rawr. [Laughs] Ronnie doesn't make sense. I don't make sense. I'm me. What? Are you confused again about English? I did a lesson before about 10 words that are confusing or 10 words that don't make sense in English, and ever since that wonderful video there's more. There's just so many of them. I really enjoy the people commenting about the Polish language, how that's a little crazy. I'd like to go to Poland, by the way. And I'm sure your language has crazy things, so I'm back to tell you not 10 more words that just don't make sense in English, and why learning English is fun but difficult. So, let's start with it. We wear on our bottom part of our bodies "a pair of undies". "Undies" are slang for underwear or the thing you wear under your pants, they're called underpants, too. For some reason we wear a pair of underwear, but we only have one section we'll call it, just to be PC. But, ladies, a bra which we have two things that we put in a bra is singular. So, it's like we have two body parts down here and one up here. Thank you, clothing designers. Good way to do that. I don't think we'd want to call them bras. I just don't get it. Confusing. Next one, one of my favourites. Maybe you don't know this phrase yet. You're going to love it. "Take a dump". So maybe you have heard someone say: "I have to take a dump." And you're like: "Okay. I don't know what 'dump' is." Take a dump means go to the bathroom, but you're going number two, so you're taking a poo. But you guys maybe know that the word "take" means to actually put it in your pocket and take it home. Are you stealing my poo? So in English we say: "I have to take a dump." But what we're actually doing is we're leaving poo or shit in the toilet. So, I think we should change it to: "I have to maybe leave a dump" or "make a dump" would maybe be better. But "take", that's just weird. If you would like to take my poo, I'll charge you $100. I'll send it to you. Just write me in the comments, $100. Maybe if you're lucky, there'll be corn. Oh, burn. Next one, you probably heard this: -"How did you sleep last night, Ronnie?" -"Badly." -"Oh, good." -"How did you sleep last night?" -"I slept like a baby." Do you have a baby? Have you ever had a baby? Do you know what a baby is? If you've answered "yes" to these questions, you know damn well that babies do not really sleep well. You put them to bed, and they wake up and cry. Maybe every 10 minutes, depending on the age of the baby. So in reality if you say: "I slept like a baby" it means that you woke up in the middle of the night, crying, wanting your mother, maybe you need to change your diapers, maybe you took a dump, maybe you're hungry, and then you go back to sleep, and then you wake up and you cry again. Sleeping like a baby is not cool. Maybe you can say: "I slept like an overworked accountant" or someone who works really hard all the time. A baby, not a good sleeper. This is one of my... Oh god, I hate this one. "Needless to say". So: "needless to say" means: I do not need to tell you this, but people say: "I really enjoy camping. Needless to say, I like the outdoors." So if something is needless to say, why are you saying it? We should say: "I really like camping. I like the outdoors." "Needless to say" is just extra stuff that is unnecessary and wrong. Maybe you watch TV and maybe you are offered a "free gift". Maybe your free gift is something for your baby. So: "sleep like a baby" means that you actually sleep really, really, really well. So, on the TV they're going to say: "Okay. So, if you want to sleep like a baby tonight, which means sleep really, really, really well, we're going to give you this free gift with your purchase." Okay, the last time I checked, if I have a gift, they're always free. Why would I pay for a gift? It's like: "This is an unpaid... This is a gift you have to pay for", not a gift, that's called a sale or a purchase. So, again, a free gift, it doesn't make sense. It's a gift. I'm not going to pay you for a gift. If you'd like to send me a gift, I'm not going to pay you. Yeah, okay. This is awesome, maybe you have been taught this in your English class or someone says to you: "Can I ask you a question?" And you think: "Yeah, you just did."
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The STRANGE & FREAKY history of Valentine's Day! The STRANGE & FREAKY history of Valentine's Day!
2 years ago En
Do you know why we celebrate Valentine's Day? Do you think it's all about love? IT'S NOT! It's about blood, sacrifice, pagan festivals, goats, Roman emperors, whipping, saints, sex, and more blood! Watch this video to learn all about the weird and violent history of this day that today is celebrated by men spending a lot of money and everybody ending up sad, broke, and disappointed. Happy Valentine's Day! IF YOU REALLY LOVE ME, YOU'LL TAKE THE QUIZ: http://www.engvid.com/the-strange-freaky-history-of-valentines-day/ IF YOU REALLY, REALLY LOVE ME, YOU'LL DONATE $10 TO KEEP MY VIDEOS COMING: http://www.engvid.com/support/ TRANSCRIPT Rawr. Happy Valentine's Day. Yeah, okay. This will make sense to you. My name's Ronnie, I'm a lion, and I'm here to teach you about Valentine's Day, the day of love. The day where, ladies, you get really upset because you think your boyfriend or your husband doesn't like you because he didn't buy you something really expensive like a ring, or he didn't buy you what you wanted, but you never told him what you wanted, and then you don't talk to him and then you get into a fight. Happy Valentine's Day. That doesn't make sense, just like me wearing a lion costume. I'm going to explain to you guys the history of Valentine's Day. I will never understand why people get so upset on Valentine's Day, because guess what? If a guy likes you it's not about buying you gifts, it's about being with you and spending time with you. Ladies, give your guys a break. Yeah? Enjoy their company, have a nice dinner, go out and kill people or something. Celebrate Valentine's Day. Go and get whipped with blood or something in animal skins, okay? Because that's how we really celebrate Valentine's Day. So, guys, if you've got a girlfriend that gets angry because you don't buy her the right thing, good luck with that. Maybe you could be executed and that would be better. Maybe Valentine's Day is about being executed. Maybe that makes it easier and better. Let's go into the history of Valentine's Day. So, Valentine's Day, wow. When I researched this, what a lot of crazy stories. Meow. Don't understand. We're going to start with this, though. I can tell you when it is. Every day... Every year it's the same day, it's February the 14th. Okay? So if you're watching this and you haven't gotten your girlfriend a gift, get out, go get one. Ladies, do you buy your boyfriend a gift on Valentine's Day? Double standard, okay? So you get upset because the guy didn't buy you a good gift, but what'd you buy him? Do men get upset and start to cry, and: "Oh, I didn't get a good gift." Yeah, guys probably do. Oh, guys. So, anyways, Valentine's Day, go. Valentine's Day as we know it now, I guess, is to honour a Catholic saint. But the thing was there wasn't just one, there were many Catholic saints and their names were Valentine. Maybe your name's Valentine, Valentina. So, the day as we know is to honour Catholic saints named Valentine. So there was a really, really special guy and his name was Saint Valentine-see, I told you-and he was executed. Mm-hmm, yeah, he was killed in the year 270. By my lion brain that's a long time ago. The reason why he was killed is he would perform marriages or he would marry couples. Hmm. So, Valentine's Day this guy would marry people and then they killed him. Well, this is so romantic. The reason why he was executed is because the Emperor or the guy in charge named Claudius II had apparently strict anti-marriage laws. Okay, now, I didn't live back then. I don't know if any of this is true, but this is what I found. So, apparently he, Claudius II wanted his soldiers to not be married so they could concentrate on killing people, as we do. So he reckons that if they got married they wouldn't want to die for him and save their country, so he didn't like the idea of love and people getting married, so in the year 270, apparently on February 14th-they have documents of this-they executed this Saint Valentine. So Valentine's Day is about execution. Done. Okay. Now, when I was researching: Why February the 14th? So, if we go back before this, the ancient Romans, they celebrated what's called the Feast of Lupercalia. Okay? This was on the 15th of February. We've missed a day, there. This was a fertility festival. A fertility festival means that in the springtime most things-humans, plants, animals-are ready to reproduce and have children. So, a fertility festival, basically they want people to have sex and have babies.
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Slang: 13 Funny Word Mash-Ups in English Slang: 13 Funny Word Mash-Ups in English
2 years ago En
Word mash-ups are slang terms made of two words to describe something in more detail. For example, "brunch" is a combination of "breakfast" and "lunch", and it means a meal that combines both breakfast and lunch foods. In this lesson, I will teach you many common word mash-ups that native English speakers use, such as "hangry", "skort", "shart", "ginormous", "spork", "sexting", and more. Many of these words are so common that they are almost considered standard English vocabulary, so it is important to know them. You can even create your own word mash-ups, and maybe they will become popular! At the end of the lesson, test your knowledge by doing the quiz, and don't forget to submit your own ideas for new word mash-ups in the comments section! http://www.engvid.com/slang-13-funny-word-mash-ups-in-english/ TRANSCRIPT Are you ready for some mash up? Mash it up, mash it up. My name's Ronnie. I'm going to teach you how to mash things up. What does that mean? Mash up. Do you like potatoes? And you mash them? You combine them, squish them together, put some butter... No. What? Okay, so word mash-ups, word mash-ups, slang, teaching you slang. Word mash-ups mean we take two words, mash them together, and make a whole new language for you to learn. And just when you thought you had mastered English vocabulary, we make more for you. These are fun. And by the end of this lesson, I think you can make your own word mash-ups. That'll be fun. So, let's get the potatoes cooking. Let's mash up some words. Maybe some of these words you have heard before and maybe you know them. Very, very popular word is "brunch", but do you know what "brunch" means? "Brunch" is a word mash-up. It's old-school, which means it's old. "Brunch" means "breakfast" and "lunch" at the same time. So, brunch begins from whatever time you want and usually ends at about 3:00. So if you want to eat from the time you wake up until afternoon, you're eating brunch. It's breakfast and lunch together, so that means you get to eat all the breakfast foods and all the delicious lunch foods at one time. Glorious brunch. Maybe you have heard this word, I personally think it's a little overused, the word is called "chillax". "Chill" and "relax". If you have watched my lesson on "Chill, Chill Out", you're going to know that "chill" means to be calm. So, "chill" and "relax" means to be calm and relaxed. Chillax, people, everything's going to be fine. Bro, chillax, bro. Brah. Have you heard people say this: "brah" or "bro"? It is a slang way for usually men to greet each other. We don't say: -"Good afternoon, Kevin. How are you today?" -"Why, I'm fine." We say: "Brah, what's up? Yo, bro." for boys. So we have what's called a "bromance". What do you think "bromance" means? It means "bro" and "romance", so this means that you are a man and you kind of like another guy, but you're not gay. You just like your friend a lot. Next one, we hear this a lot in TV. Well, all of them you're going to hear in American TV, but this is I imagine in a TV commercial: a "staycation". It sounds like "vacation". So, a "staycation" means a stay-at-home vacation. This means you don't have to go to work-yes-but you're not travelling somewhere. Usually on vacations we travel. A staycation means you don't go to work and you stay at home in your pajamas, watching www.engvid.com. Would you do that? Yeah. You're doing it now. These ones, I think, are my favourite. The first one, not very well-known, is: "vurp". "Vurp" means "vomit" and "burp". So, you have to burp. [Burps] Excuse me. But actually when you do that, some vomit comes up - not a good situation... I didn't vurp, it's fine. Not a good situation. So, maybe you've eaten a lot at brunch, maybe you've overdone it, had a little bromance at brunch and you're eating, and you burp, but a little bit of stomach vile comes up - that's a vurp. You don't actually vomit, but it's... It's kind of close. This one is actually quite fun and a great conversation starter. This is "shart". "Shart" is "shit" and "fart". It's along the same meaning as vomit and burp, except it's the other end. So, you think you're going to fart... Fart means: "[makes fart noise]". Okay? But actually, uh-oh, a little bit of poo or shit comes out. A little embarrassing. We also have a word for this is Hershey squirts. Do you know the Hershey's kisses? Kind of the same idea there or... So, a shart is you think you're going to fart, you're like: "Oh, it's safe." [Fart noise]. Oh. You can usually see it in the person's face.
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American Sex Slang: The SEX Alphabet with Ronnie American Sex Slang: The SEX Alphabet with Ronnie
2 years ago En
Do you want to have sex with an American? Well, you're going to have to be able to TALK about sex like an American! Learn some fun and dirty sex slang in this video and start banging native speakers today! English has lots of sex vocabulary and slang. So does every language, but English is what I'm teaching. Today you'll learn more than 26 of these dirty words in English. You won't learn this in your grammar book, and you might not even find these definitions in your dictionary, but you'll hear these words on TV, on the street, and if you're lucky, in your bedroom. That's why I'm here, doing this public service…teaching you REAL English for REAL life! IELTS? Fuck IELTS! I want you to have a hard-on for learning English! After the lesson, don't go jerk off—take the quiz on engVid at: http://www.engvid.com/american-sex-slang-the-sex-alphabet/ Or jerk off first if you want…but take the quiz after you're done! Uhhh... this video is not for kids. WATCH THE REST OF THE SEX WITH RONNIE SERIES TO "IMPROVE YOUR ENGLISH": 1. Sex With Ronnie: https://youtu.be/CqRyskaSwWE 2. Rude slang for body parts - COCK, PUSSY, ASS, BALLS... : https://youtu.be/SQWF2-rjx_I 3. Sex Slang: Paying for it: https://youtu.be/x-Gk6y_WAcs TRANSCRIPT Hi, guys. This is Norman Luboff. Please do not watch this video, it has very bad words. Ronnie's a very bad person. Did I mention this is Norman Luboff? Did you buy my album? It's really good. Do some good country, some really good, wholesome stuff. So, don't watch this video if you are easily offended by Ronnie or if you like to make comments about how Ronnie's rude. Instead, buy my record. It's really good, and I'm really cool. Hey, guess what, Norman? So this guy's really old, he's... This was made... Let's see, he's got the greatest choir ever, Mr. Norman Luboff. This is actually made... I can't find a date. I'll find a date on this guy. So this guy's really old, and he doesn't want me to teach you bad things. If you don't want to hear bad things, if you don't want to listen to bad things, if you don't want to learn about sex, or if you're a child and your mom and daddy don't want you to learn about sex, please turn it off now. Are you still with me, then? Norman Luboff, popular in the 60s I'm presuming, probably learned his ABCs: A is for apple, B is for... I don't know. I'm going to teach you a different kind of ABCs. This is the dirty ABCs with Ronnie: "Sex With Ronnie." If you want to see more sex with Ronnie, I got another video for you, but this one's the ABCs of sex with Ronnie. A is for "anus", which means "asshole", which is the part of your bum. B is for "boner" and "chubby". "Boner" and "chubby" means your dick is hard. "Dickhead" has two meanings. One, it means the top of your penis. The other way we use "dickhead" is if someone's not nice. You can say: "You're a dickhead." You're basically telling the person that they're the top of a penis. So, "erection", "boner", and "chubby" all mean the same. "Facial" is not something your mom would get at a salon. A "facial" is when your hard boner ejaculates or there's sperm that comes, and it goes over somebody's face, covering the face with "jizz", which is for J. "Erection" is hard dick, "facial" is jizz on the face. "Glory hole" means anything that you can stick your dick in. It could be a pie, if you've seen that movie. H is for "hard-on", which again means boner. I is for "it". When you don't want to talk about it, but you want to do it, you can say: "Do you want to do it?" And "it" just means sex. "Jizz" we've already been through. "Jerk off" is something you do by yourself when you're very lonely. K is for "knocked up", it's also a movie. K means you got the girl pregnant or you're pregnant yourself. A "landing strip" is the pubic hair of a girl or boy that means that it's shaved or shorn so it's like an airplane, and your dick is landing in the landing strip. M is for "muff" which means the hair is everywhere. N is for "nail", but not this kind of nail. N is a verb and it means to have sex. "Old fashioned" is a doughnut, but it also means a hand job, which is the same as jerk off. "Pork", "pound", "poke", and "plow" are also verbs and they mean to have sex. Sex with Ronnie, you getting this? Q is for "quickie" it means do it fast. R is for "rack", also known as boobs. S is for "score", hah, you just scored which means you had sex. "Tap that ass" just means to have sex, doesn't it? "Upskirt" is for U, you, this means that you... The camera angle is looking up the girl's skirt without her permission. Ladies, be careful. V is for "vag. jj", also known as vagina. W is for "whiskey dick", this means you've drank so much whiskey that you can no longer get a boner, a chubby, an erection, or a hard-on. It can be any kind of alcohol, but "whiskey dick" went with W.
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So you're NOT having a baby... So you're NOT having a baby...
2 years ago En
Do you hate when people ask you WHY you don't have kids? Learn how to answer these uncomfortable and awkward questions with confidence! In this video, we're talking about NOT having a baby. Maybe it's because you don't want kids, or maybe it's because of infertility – because you can't have one. This video covers everything about not being pregnant; we'll talk about different issues that men and women can have that prevent them from having a baby. I'll explain the English vocabulary – both polite and slang – that you can use to talk about infertility. Take the quiz: http://www.engvid.com/so-youre-not-having-a-baby/ Make sure you watch these videos about HAVING A BABY: 1. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TrCSBtTADNU 2. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4JG4lKM3Wog TRANSCRIPT Hi there. I'm Ronnie. I've got something to share with you and it's quite personal, but it's just the kind of gal I am. I am infertile, so that means I cannot have children. You're thinking: "Maybe that's a good thing", or you're devastated that there'll be no baby Ronnies running around. Enh, at first I was devastated, but then I came to terms with it and I figured it was for the best. But there's these other things called other people, and they like a lot to ask me questions about it. So this lesson is from me, and I'd also like to put a dedication out to this to Melanie. This is for you. You gave me the inspiration for this video. Love you, girl. So, in a normal life process people are born, they get a boyfriend, they get a girlfriend, they get married, and then-ba, ba, ba, bom-they have a baby. But sometimes you don't get the baby. So, this lesson is entitled: "You Are Not Pregnant." And this is a really big issue with women around the world. Every country has different ways of helping or not helping women, so if you're going through this, there is lots of help available. Stay strong. You can do it. We have a slang term for the word "pregnant", we say "preggers". So, you might hear somebody say: "Oh my god, my best friend is preggers." And you say: "Preggers? Is that a person's name?" They're just meaning pregnant. Okay? We also have slang terms to say: "I have a bun in the oven." Oh, well, that would be delicious. Or: "One in the oven", that means that they are pregnant. But this is for everyone who is not pregnant. So, we're going to start with a very, very common term. Someone might say: "She lost the baby." And you think: "How could she lose a baby? They're... They're going to cry... It was... How can someone lose a baby? They're just... They're babies. How can you lose them?" They don't mean that they physically misplaced the baby. It means there was a problem, and the problems might be that somebody... She, obviously, had a miscarriage. "Having a miscarriage" means that after a few months into your pregnancy the baby doesn't survive. So it could be... We... We normally say in Canada that after three months of knowing that you're pregnant, three months is pretty much a safe time to let people know that you're going to have a baby. But that is no guarantee. Sometimes we'll have a miscarriage after three months, god forbid, but if somebody had a miscarriage it means that the baby wasn't strong enough to survive and the baby died. But it probably wasn't formed yet. Even more traumatizing than this is if the baby came to term, so maybe you went past the three months, four months, five months, six months, seven months, and what happens is you deliver the baby or you have the baby, but the baby's dead. This is called a "still birth". So the still birth means that the baby survives for the nine weeks up until you're going to go into labour and have a baby, but something happens and the baby dies. And this is... I couldn't imagine. Something really heartfelt and tragic. There are reasons why people cannot have a baby. As I said, I am infertile, this means that there is something wrong with my eggs and they're not strong enough to do their magic and their cell reproduction and actually make a baby. So I had to go to what's called a "fertility clinic". Now, "infertile" is an adjective, and in slang you can say: "She's barren" or some people might say: "She's dried up". Now, these terms: "barren" and "dried up", you guys must understand that these are slang and probably not really cool to say to the person who is infertile. If you want to talk to them about it, cool, but it's better to just say they're infertile. "Barren" or "dried up" we would make jokes with. What happens when you go to a fertility clinic is many different things, but the first thing that they do is they put you on fertility drugs. Now, these are pills or some kind of drugs that you can take to help you in whatever your problem is. There could be a problem with your eggs, there could be a problem with the inside of your body.
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Improve Your Vocabulary: 50+ Shades of Colors in English! Improve Your Vocabulary: 50+ Shades of Colors in English!
2 years ago En Ru
Are your walls white, or eggshell white? Is your car blue, or electric blue? You already know your basic colors in English, now let's take them to the next level! Today, you'll learn the shades of colors. I'll explain them and you'll get to see them on screen. We mostly take these names from things around us, like foods, drinks, animals, and machines. This video is especially important if you're buying paint, are interested in art, or work in any area of design. It'll also help you communicate more clearly and fluently in English. Listen carefully and you'll ace the quiz! What's your favourite color? Tell me in the comments, and don't just say 'black'! http://www.engvid.com/50-shades-of-colors-in-english/ TRANSCRIPT Hello. This is my car. It's really old. I used to drive it when I was a very small, tiny baby. I've had this car for a long time. Let me ask you something. What colour is my car? If you said, mmm, like, I don't know. Take a good look. What colour? Black and black here, and then like yellow or something. You are... You're right, but mm-mm, that's kind of wrong because there are not just yellows or blacks in the world of car paint anymore. So, if you're looking to fix up an old car like this and make it your baby, make it beautiful, if you're into reconditioning old cars, or if you're into interior design, painting, painting your house a new colour, and you go to the paint store and you say: "Definitely I would like to have a blue living room", the people that work at the paint store are going to do this: -"What colour blue?" -"Uh, blue. Maybe light blue, dark blue. That's what I got, light blue, dark blue." So what I'm going to teach you today is all about colours, but shades of colours and the super crazy names that we have for them, because it's not just green anymore. My jacket, it's not green. It's kelly green, thank you. Mm-hmm. Sherry from Hong Kong, this lesson's for you. Hi. I miss you. [Laughs] Cherry, Sherry, Sherry? Cherry! What colour do you think cherry is? What colour is a cherry? Red. So, let's start off with red. Colours? These are names of colours, but we change them up, we play with them. So, you guys know the colour red. Have you heard of the colour crimson? It means red. So, all of these ones are colour-coded to help you. If you're colour-blind, good luck; everything's kind of the same. So, how do we get these strange colours? We will name colours after food or drink. So, we've got crimson, we've gone wine-delicious-and another food is a cherry. Cherries and wine, they're red. They're different shades of red, but they're still red. We also name colours after flowers. A geranium is a flower. Guess what colour it is? It's red. It can be pink, too, but that's okay. So, sometimes maybe you want to buy red paint, you go to the store and it's called geranium or poppy. So, this just means red. Moving right along. We have black. Now, black is not just black anymore. Black has changed to ebony, onyx-great band, by the way-raven... Raven's a bird. So, we name colours after animals, food, and flowers. Sable, and then we have night shade. When I was younger I had a car that was night shade, so at nighttime it was black, but in the daylight it was not blue, navy. Cool car. Cool colour. Got dirty a lot. Night shade. Next up, not just purple anymore. We have the flower of lavender, we have lilac, which is another flower. This is one of my favourites: mauve. Now, it looks like mowawu, mauve, but it's actually mauve. We have plum, which is a food; violet, which is a flower; and amethyst, which is a type... A type of stone or a mineral. I was born in February, so my ring is an amethyst. It's purple. Mm-hmm. Moving right along, grey. We have ash, battleship-mm-hmm-dove. Did you know that doves and pigeons are the same? Mm-hmm. Except doves are white and grey. Oyster, delicious food. We have a stone, stone grey, good colour for your house. And we also have gun metal. So, gun metal, battleship. We're getting some war themes going on in this paint. Back to the fruits and veggies, we have orange. We have cantaloupe. Now, a cantaloupe is a fruit. The inside of the cantaloupe, it's orange. Carrot, marigold. Marigold's a flower. And we also have tangerine. It looks like an orange. It's a little bit smaller than an orange. We also have the colour orange. No? Not funny yet? Green, lots of food, lots of things in our... In nature are green. So we have one of my favourite, avocado, which is how you make guacamole. So, avocado is a darker green. Lime green. The inside of my fantabulous jacket is lime. The outside, kelly. We have this very, very crazy colour called chartreuse, that's green. Jade. Have you watched Jade's videos? Did you know that she's not green at all? Jade is a type of stone. We have kelly. Hi, kelly. And we also have sage. Sage is a type of herb or a plant. It's green. Mm-hmm. See how this is working out?
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Veterans Day & Remembrance Day Veterans Day & Remembrance Day
2 years ago En
Do you know what Veterans Day is? What about Memorial Day? You may have also heard about Remembrance Day or Armistice Day. Find out how and why we celebrate these holidays in this special lesson. I'll teach you some key cultural points that are important to know where this holiday is celebrated. I'll explain a little bit about the history of this holiday and how these names are used in the United States and other English speaking countries. Last but not least, learn some key English vocabulary and expressions we use to talk about Veterans Day. Take the quiz on this lesson: http://www.engvid.com/veterans-day-remembrance-day/ TRANSCRIPT [Airplane flying and crashing noises] Back from the dead. Survived the war. My name's Ronnie. I'm going to teach you something today that is very important in many countries of the world, probably including your country. It commemorates people who fought in the war, World War I, World War II, and what we're doing is we are respecting people who gave their lives for our freedom. Thanks, soldiers. Have you noticed that when you walk around in November, people are wearing red flowers or a red pin on their jackets? And you may ask yourself: "Why...? Why are people wearing these red...? Is this...? Is this a new brand? What's happened?" What has happened is Remembrance Day. Or if you are living in America, it's called Veteran's Day, and in other countries of the world it's called Armistice Day. This day is November 11th. So, what happens on November 11th at 11am is we have what's called one minute of silence. That means at exactly 11am for one minute we do not speak, because we are remembering men and women who died in the wars. So, we have a very special way to say this, we say: "The 11th hour"-which is 11am-"of the 11th day of the 11th month". So this is November 11th at 11am. You might think: "Well, hey, hold on, Ronnie. You think that the war just ended at 11am? They're just like: 'Oh, we're not going to fight anymore'?" No. Unfortunately, it didn't happen like that. What happened was it marked the end of World War I in 1918. So, November 11th at 11am there was a treaty signed and it marked the end of World War I in 1918. But then you know history, and go: "Hey, there was a World War II." Yeah, so there was a World War II-has that ever ended?-and it ended at a different date, but this holiday commemorates people who have fought in any wars. So, what does Remembrance Day...? What...? What does it commemorate? Why do we have this? As I told you, we remember members of the armed forces. "Armed forces" means people in the military, so people in the Army, the Navy, the Marines, anywhere where there's armed forces who died in the line of duty. "In the line of duty" means they died while at war or while fighting. In the USA, they also have a special day called "Memorial Day". Now, Veteran's Day and Memorial Day is a little bit different in the USA. Memorial Day is actually for the people who died, but Veteran's Day remembers anyone and everyone who fought in the war. Like in Remembrance Day and Armistice Day, even if you didn't die in the war, if you fought in the war, we are remembering and respecting your time and your life that you gave for our countries. In America, Memorial Day is the last Monday in May, but Veteran's Day, Remembrance Day, and Armistice Day is November 11th. So, you might still be thinking, like: "Whoa, Ronnie, what? I'm so confused. November 11th, why are people wearing poppies? I don't get it. I don't understand about poppies." So, the reason why we wear poppies, which are a red flower on our jackets, is because there is a very, very famous soldier... Well, he was more than a soldier actually. He was a Lieutenant, so this word is Lieutenant-Colonel, and he was a doctor, and he was Canadian. He was a Canadian physician. He earned the rank of Lieutenant-Colonel. His name is John McCrae. John McCrae wrote a really famous song... Or, sorry. Poem, probably a song, "In Flanders Fields". Now, Flanders is a place in Belgium where there was a war. So, what happens is the people who were in the war were buried in Flanders Fields. He wrote a poem. When I was in school... Any school child in Canada has to recite the poem: "In Flanders Fields where poppies grow, among the crosses, row on row, that mark our place". Bam. So, what happened is he was talking about poppy fields that grew that marked the soldiers' graves. Another lady thought this was kind of cool, and decided to use the poppy as the emblem or the symbol to represent brave men and women who fought in the wars. If Remembrance Day teaches us nothing to remember the people, how about we talk about not having wars? Let's try that for the next Remembrance Day. Until next time, we salute the troops. See ya later.
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Don't make this common mistake – Use the S! Don't make this common mistake – Use the S!
2 years ago En Ru
There are some really simple things that you can do to sound more like a native English speaker. One mistake English learners often make is not pronouncing the "s" at the end of a word. This can lead to confusion. For example, if you say, "I like dog", it will be interpreted as meaning that you like to eat dog meat, not that you love these cute animals as pets! In this lesson, you will learn when you should pronounce the "s" at the end of some words in order to be clear in your meaning and avoid embarrassing confusion. QUIZ: http://www.engvid.com/dont-make-this-common-mistake-use-the-s/ RESOURCE PAGE OF COUNTABLE & UNCOUNTABLE NOUNS: http://www.engvid.com/english-resource/countable-and-uncountable-nouns/ TRANSCRIPT Hi, guys. I'd like to share with you one of my pet peeves. "Pet peeves" means something that other people do that make you angry. So, I am an ESL teacher, and I love teaching, but something really pisses me off, something really makes me angry, and it is when people do not say the "s" at the end of words. Now, I understand that this is at first a pronunciation problem, so you guys are going to go to Emma's video that she made: "Words Ending in 's'". So, this will teach you all about the pronunciation of the word "s" at the end of words. So, www.engvid.com will give you... Type in "s pronunciation", and you've got that video right there. After you watch that video, there will be no excuse. So, please, try. Help me out. And I'm going to tell you why it's so important. First example: Use the "s" is if you said to someone, for example: "I like cat" or "I like dog", this means you want to say that you like dogs, cats, you think they're cute, you maybe have a couple pets. But guess what? If you say: "I like cat and I like dog", this means you like to eat them. So you don't want someone to think that you like to eat dogs or cats, now, do you? So, it's crucial (very important) that you always try to remember to put the "s". So, instead of saying: "I like cat and I like dog", we're going to say: "I like cats and I like dogs." If it's an animal that you like, you're going to put the "s", with the exception of chicken... You can like chickens. But if you like to eat it, you're not going to put the "s". So, for example: "My favourite food is chicken." So, I would say: "I like chicken." But if I like the animal: "Bawk, bawk, bawk", maybe a bit too much, I would say: "I like chickens." So, be careful. You don't want to say to someone: "I like sheep", because that just... That's a different subject. So, the first rule that you have to remember with this is we always use an "s" with countable nouns. So, a "countable noun" means something that you can count in groups. For example: dogs, cats; one dog, two dogs, three dogs. You can count them. We have countable and uncountable nouns in English. If you're not too sure, you can reference it on www.engvid.com or you can look in a grammar book or a dictionary, and you will know if it's countable or uncountable. So, rule number one is that every countable noun will have to have an "s" if it's plural. If you look at my example... Now, I hear this all the time. I will ask someone: -"Wow. Cool shoes. How much were they?" -"40 dollar." And, let me see, 40 dollar, 40 dollar, what? Because "dollars" are countable, you have to put the "s". So, it's not: "40 dollar", it's "40 dollars". So: "I have 5 dollars." Now, if you only have one of something that's countable, that's okay, you don't need the "s". So, for example: "I have one dog." I don't put the "s". If you have one of something that's countable, you don't need the "s", but as soon as you have two, you need to put the "s". The other words that we're going to look at are more of a grammar-based thing, but that's cool. "There were several", maybe this is a new word for you. "Several" means the same as "a lot" or "many". It means more than one. So, for example, if you say: "There was... There were several dog", this doesn't make sense; because this means more than one, I have to write the "s". I say: "There were several dogs." "I have a lot of cat". So, if you told me that you have a lot of cat, I think that you're going to invite me to eat the cat that you have, because you have a large portion of cat for me to eat. I have never eaten cat. I probably would, but I don't think you would like me to eat your cat, so you have to say: "I have a lot of cats." Meow. Crazy cat ladies, hello. Next one, I hear people say: "Oh, my city has many tree." Huh, okay. Well, "many", which means the same as "a lot" or "several", again, you need the "s". So, you have to say... Not "tress". "My city has many trees." One more that's even more confusing for you guys is "too many". Now, "many", and "a lot", and "several" are always positive things. Okay? But "too many" is always a bad thing or a negative thing.
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10 words in English that don't make sense! Hmmm... 10 words in English that don't make sense! Hmmm...
2 years ago En Ru
Do you ever wonder why we park a car in a "driveway" but drive on a "parkway"? Why do we have "toes", not "footfingers"? And why do we brush our teeth with a "toothbrush" and "toothpaste" instead of a "teethbrush" and "teethpaste"? Sometimes, it looks like English makes no sense! I understand your frustration, so in this lesson, I will make sense of the senseless and look at some vocabulary that can confuse English learners. TAKE THE QUIZ: http://www.engvid.com/10-words-in-english-that-dont-make-sense/ TRANSCRIPT Hello out there? Hello? It's me. Oh, hello, hello, hello. Ronnie. Ronnie here. This is a really fun lesson, kind of something that I live for every day. One of my... It's not a hobby. One thing that I think is cool, generally and for real, are words in English. Being an English teacher, teaching you English, I come across words that just don't make sense. If you think of them in a different language, maybe your language, and then you translate it into English, it... What? It just does not make sense. So, I've got only 10 of these for you today, and I could go on with a thousand, but we are limited in our video time. So, today, 10 words, 10 things in English that just don't make sense. First one. You have probably learned that in English, if you have: "in" or "un" or "anti" or "un" or "dis" before a word, it means not. So, your brain looks at this and says: "inflammable", "flammable". Okay. So, maybe you know the word, maybe you're French, maybe you know "flammable" or you can decide that "flame" means fire. So, if you look at this word in your logical brain, "inflammable" and "flammable" must mean the opposite. "Inflammable" must mean that something cannot catch fire, while as "flammable" must mean logically that something can catch fire. Guess what? Not in English. "Inflammable" and "flammable" both mean the same thing. What? So, the reason is "inflammable", sometimes the preposition... Not the prepositions. The things before the words can make it to do with it. So, actually "inflammable" means in flames. Do you know that band, In Flames? So, the prefix of "in"-it's a prefix-you know means not, but in this case, it means with or in, together. Mind. Next one, this is fun: "noses run". Okay. So, you have a nose, it runs. This means that some liquid, which is called "mucus" or "snot", comes out of your nose. So, we say: "My nose is running. Ah, my nose is running." But: "Your feet smell." Is this funny yet? So, noses run and feet smell. This is another way how English is funny for me, because "feet smell" has two meanings. One, "smell" is a verb, and the other one: "Your feet smell bad." So, I can say: "My nose is running, and your feet smell." Because usually we run with our feet and we smell with our nose. Crazy. Good luck with this language. The next one I've already kind of talked about, is: "mucus", "snot", or this word which is "phlegm". So, in your language-Japanese, Korean, Spanish-you probably... Not Spanish. But you probably say something close to "nose water", "hana sui". But guess what? In English, no. "Nose water" would be too easy. "Hana mizu", no way. We call it: "mucus", "snot", or "phlegm". We also have another word that's quite fun, it's called a "booger". A booger is something that you pick from your nose and you can flick. The mucus or the snot is the liquid, like the water. Nose water. It's nose water. So, mucus and snot is liquid, and the booger is more of a solid. Delicious. Okay. Speaking about the nose, we have holes in our nose. Everyone probably has two. Yeah? Most people have two. Does anybody have one nostril out there? Because if you... You'd have to breathe double, I guess. Guess what? They're not called "nose holes", "hana no ana", mm-mm. They're called: "nostrils". Yeah, don't know why. It'd be easier if we just said: "Hey. My nose hole is really not doing too well over here." But we have to say: "My nostril is full of mucus." We can't say: "Hey. My nose hole is full of nose water." People would go: "Ah, cool. Want a Kleenex?" But no, no, we have to use these crazy words. The other word, like in your language-Spanish "dedo", mm-hmm-you guys probably have something to do with your foot and a finger. Lots of languages you guys will probably say: "foot fingers", but not in English. We have to say: "toes". Hmm. "Foot fingers", it's really funny for me, because I've grown up my whole life knowing them as "toes", but "foot fingers" just makes more sense. English doesn't make sense. On to the next five. If you have a car and you want to leave the car somewhere near your house, this place is called a "driveway". So, you park your car in a driveway. However, if you want to take your car someplace, like on a drive, you drive on a parkway. Obviously, it would make more sense if I park in my parkway and drive on the driveway, but again, this is why I have a job to teach you the crazy things, this is why learning English makes you crazy. Welcome to my world.
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English Grammar: Fix your double negatives! English Grammar: Fix your double negatives!
2 years ago En
Using double negatives in English can make you sound uneducated or unclear. I'm going to teach you how to avoid these common mistakes. Though double negatives are often used by native speakers, they are slang and they are grammatically incorrect. As an English learner it is important to understand slang, but you shouldn't try to use incorrect grammar, especially in cases like this where it can make people think you mean the opposite of what you want to say! I'll show you examples of some of the most common double negatives that English learners and native speakers use. You'll learn how to correct these mistakes so that your English is clear and correct. TAKE THE QUIZ: http://www.engvid.com/english-grammar-fix-your-double-negatives/ TRANSCRIPT Hello. Welcome to this lesson. I'm going to teach you something called "double negatives". Now, maybe you don't use double negatives, which is cool and good and amazing, and you don't want to use double negatives. So, I'm going to tell you first of all what double negatives are. Double negatives mean you have one sentence with two words that are both negative words. For example: "I don't have nothing." So, "don't" and "nothing" are both negative words. So, this might have something to do with math, which I'm not good at. If you don't have nothing, actually you have something. I'm not too sure how that works out, but you don't want to use double negatives because two negatives make a positive. So, we hear double negatives all the time. "I can't get no satisfaction..." Can't get no...? Can't... "Can't get no" is a double negative. So, whoever sang this song, Mick Jagger, terrible grammar. What are you...? What are you teaching us, here? Good old lips. So, one thing I'm going to do is you have to be very, very, very careful about certain words in English, like this word: "ain't". I hate this word. As soon as someone says to me: "I ain't got nothing." I'm not talking to that person probably again. If you use the word "ain't", it just makes you seem very uneducated. People who say these words, they sound stupid. Maybe your favourite rapper uses it a lot. Are they stupid? Hmm. So, it's cool if they do it, but be careful you don't because you don't want to sound stupid. So, I'm going to give you the examples. Now, the ones in black are bad, don't use them. The red pen is the right pen. So, if we look at the first example: "He ain't no teacher." He ain't no teacher, G, yo. We can't say: "ain't". "Ain't" is not even a word in English. If you look in the dictionary, it's not there. It's really, really, really, really slang, and it's bad. So, "ain't", I want you to take this word out of your head, and I want you to say: "He isn't". You've learned this before, you used the verb "to be", so you're going to say: "He isn't the teacher." He ain't no teacher, yo. Yeah, you ain't no teacher either. I'm the teacher, and you have to say: "He isn't a teacher." Next one: "She ain't got no class." [Laughs] Which is true. Now, "class" means refinement or the way you were brought up. So, if you ain't got no class, your momma didn't raise you right. This means that you were basically were not educated well. We have to say: "She has no class." Okay? So, the difference is that she... We can't use "ain't", we have to use "has no". When we use "teacher", we have to use an adjective. We have to use "to be". Sorry. When we say "teacher", we have to use the verb "to be", but when we say "got", we have to use "has", because this is a noun. Okay? If it's a job, we use "to be", and if it's a noun, we use "has". If it was "I", we would say "have". So you can check out a lesson that I've done before between "had", "have", and "has". "I ain't been nowhere." I ain't been nowhere. Hmm. Well, no. You have to say: "I haven't been anywhere." So, it's kind of confusing in English when we use "any". So, I'm going to teach you in this part of the lesson when to use "any". It's easy once you get it. So, you don't want to say: "I ain't been nowhere." You... You have to say: "I haven't been anywhere." So, "any"... Once you get this, it's going to be easy for you. We use "any" only if your sentence is negative or if you are asking a question. For example: "Do you have any pizza?" Now, I'm not going to say: "I ain't got no pizza." I'm going to say: "I don't have any pizza." Okay? You can also say: "I don't have anything." You can't say: "I don't have nothing." So, we have to change "nothing" to "anything", because "any", we have to use with our negative sentence. "I don't know no one or nobody." They're the same. You have to say: "I don't know anyone." Because we have "don't", we can... We have to use "anyone". You can say: "I do know someone", but that's a positive and we're good.
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Why aren't you married? How to talk about being single! Why aren't you married? How to talk about being single!
2 years ago En
OMG! Are you over 30 and not married? What's wrong with you? Nothing! In this cultural video, you'll learn how to describe being unmarried. This lesson is full of vocabulary to describe different types of relationships, such as "divorced", "cougar", "common-law", and many more. I'll explain the particular meaning of words and explain a little bit about the history and origin of them. Single? Married? Divorced? It doesn't matter what other people think, as long as you're happy! QUIZ: http://www.engvid.com/why-arent-you-married-how-to-talk-about-being-single/ TRANSCRIPT Hi, there. My name's Ronnie. Maybe you're watching www.engvid.com or maybe you're watching me on YouTube. Thanks. Awesome. I have a question for you, though. How old are you? Yeah? Okay. Are you married? No. Do you have a problem with this? Because I know before I got married, I had no problem not being married, but other people did. For example, my friends who were married, maybe they were jealous, other people who I worked with, and people who I generally met from day to day. So, today I've got a special lesson for you people who are not married. This lesson is called: "Oh My Gawd, You're Not Married Yet? What's Wrong With Her? What's Wrong With Him?" So, people automatically assume that if you're over the ripe age of 30 and you're not married, there's something wrong with you. Maybe there's something wrong with the other people who want to tell you their opinion of how you should live your life. That's what I think. So, I'm going to go through some terms, some of them slang, some of them more traditional, and reasons why you can give people why you're not married yet. And it's none of their business, really. I was fortunate enough to have a mom who didn't push me to get married. Thanks, mom. Does your mom push you to get married? -"Come on, get married, get married." -"Find me a handsome guy, mom, who's not a dick. Maybe I'll do that." So, first of all, people are going to say behind your back, which means not in front of you: "What's wrong with him?" Most of the time people will say: "He must be gay." Because every man out there who's not married just must be gay. This came from a long, long, long, long time ago. There's an area of history... An era of history called the Victorian Era. They didn't admit to people that they were gay because that's wrong, or that was wrong back then. They had this really amazing kind of sneaky word to say, a "confirmed bachelor". Now, if we lived in the Victorian times and somebody told you that they were a confirmed bachelor, we would know that that means that that man is gay. Nowadays, we just go: "He's gay." Or if you're a gay man, you say: "I'm gay." But gay men can marry, so yeah, there's no excuse. What I'm going to teach you is the difference between men and women being married and not being married. So, if you're a man who's not married, we have a word called a "bachelor". This is a very common, very famous TV show called The Bachelor. If you're a woman who's not married, you are a "bachelorette". If you know anything about French or if your language has masculine and feminine, you would understand that the "ette" part makes it a girl. So, we have the male is a bachelor or a confirmed bachelor, and then we have the female as a bachelorette. So, if you are a man and you're not married, everything's fine unless people think that you're gay. If you're gay, that's fine. The confirmed bachelor. But if you're a woman and you're not married, we got some really bad names for you guys in English, especially if you're old, like over 30. So, we have two names that are not good that we substitute for a bachelorette, because a bachelorette should be young. We have the word "old maid" and a "spinster". So, an old maid and a spinster are older women who have not yet married or never will marry. So, this goes back to the question: What's wrong with her? Why did nobody marry her? Hmm. This is what we call in English a double standard. "A double standard" means what is acceptable or in society for a man, bachelor - it's not acceptable in society for a woman. So, a man who's over 30 hasn't met the right woman yet, but a woman who's over 30 and not married is a spinster or an old maid. Double standards are not cool at all. Then some people, tragically, have lost their husband or wife. This is a very bad thing, but we actually have a name for it. Now, the one for women are... Is most common that you know. If a woman has lost her husband, she's called a "widow". Be careful. Not a window. "My mom's a window." Your mom's a window? "Widow", "widow", there's no "n". Okay? So, "widow". And if you're a man who's lost his wife, you're called a "widower". I think that you guys probably have heard of "widow", but not "widower" because in the history of war and health problems, women seem to live longer than men, so widows are more common than widowers, but they do happen.
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What does your sleep position say about you? What does your sleep position say about you?
2 years ago En Ru
How do you sleep? In this special video, you'll learn what your sleeping habits say about you! You're going to learn vocabulary to describe personalities, while exploring a fun and interesting subject. You'll hear about seven different sleeping positions, with positive and negative personality traits for each one. These include: gullible, sensitive, suspicious, disciplined, fashionable, and more. We'll have fun and you'll learn how to describe different types of people! Then test yourself by taking the quiz: http://www.engvid.com/what-does-your-sleep-position-say-about-you/ If you want to learn some sleep expressions, watch Emma's lesson at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KP_dMZEdzls TRANSCRIPT Hello. Do you sleep? I sleep all the time. It's my hobby. Is it my hobby? Yeah. Most people sleep 8, 7, 6, 5 to 12 hours a day or a night. And when we sleep, most people sleep in different positions. Some people, like me, we toss and turn. "Toss and turn" means one position, another position, you go through all the positions and you sleep well, I guess. Other people do not change positions when they sleep, so they're kind of like they're frozen. For me, my sleep position changes, so I can't really choose something about my personality, but you maybe can choose or understand more about your personality by your sleeping position. So, when you go to bed at night, do you sleep like a little baby, or do you sleep spread out, or do sleep very stiffly? What we're going to go through is teach you some vocabulary-you like new vocabulary-about your personality. Exciting. Let's go to it. So: "Sleep Positions And Your Personality". The first one is the "fetal" position. The fetal position means basically you sleep like a little baby. If you watch a baby sleep, they're curled up. Their legs and their arms are close to their head. If you sleep like this it means you have a tough exterior. Now, "a tough exterior" means that you don't really show your emotions well. On the outside, you're like: "Everything's great", but on the inside-oh, oh, oh-you are actually very shy and sensitive. Kind of like a baby. So, if you sleep like a baby, you're just a big baby. Aren't ya? Your position would be a fetal position, and it means you have a tough exterior, but your inside is soft and squishy. The next one is a "log". Hmm. A "log" in English is a piece of a tree. It's a big piece of a tree. So, if you picture a tree, trees don't move. The... The bottom of the tree. So, a log position is you would be sleeping on your side, and you don't move ever, not even to go to the bathroom. If you're a log sleeper, you are social, so you like to hang out with people, you like to go to parties. Log party! Your room. And you're easy-going, but-oh, guess what?-you're gullible. Do you know what "gullible" means? Do you? Okay. "Gullible" means that you believe what people tell you all the time. So, for example, if I told you that I really, really like raisins: I love raisins, I eat raisins every day - you'd be like: "Oh, Ronnie likes raisins." No. I actually don't eat raisins every day. You're gullible because you believe what people tell you. You don't question people. This is a bad thing. Being gullible is not good. Okay? So, if someone tells you something, like me, check it out, make sure you know that this person's not telling you fibs. The next position is called "yearner". Yearner, yearner. So, this is how I sleep a lot. I sleep with my one leg straight, and my other leg curled up, so it's kind of like a fetal position, except the one leg is extended and the arms can be any way you want them. And if you are a yearner, you have an open personality. I guess I have an open personality. So it means that you like to talk to people, you like to show your emotions. But we got a problem with this. You are suspicious of others. "Suspicious" means you do not trust people. Hey, that's me to a tee. That means that... Yeah, this would definitely describe my personality. I'm very suspicious of people. These two would actually be the opposite, so "gullible" and "suspicious of others" are opposites. Which one are you? Are you gullible? Do you believe me? Or are you doubting what I'm telling you right now? If you're doubting, you're suspicious. The next one is a "soldier". So, if you think of a soldier lying in a bed without moving unless he or she is told to move, this would be the soldier position. You would lie on your back with your feet and your arms straight out. This person has quite short arms because they're a soldier, and one of their arms is missing. Okay? So, be careful if you're a soldier. Just like a soldier, you are disciplined. "Disciplined" means that you have a very, very strict routine, and you do things as you are told to do, and you don't do things strangely or you're not that crazy.
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How to give the BEST PowerPoint presentation! How to give the BEST PowerPoint presentation!
2 years ago En
A bad PowerPoint presentation can be confusing, annoying, and boring. In this video, I'll give you my best tips for using PowerPoint in your presentations, whether they are for work or school. I'll talk about what makes a good presentation and what can ruin your presentation. You'll also learn how to use fonts, templates, and color to improve your slides. Do you know how much information to put on each slide? I'll answer that question and many more in this tutorial on using PowerPoint! Take a quiz on this video at http://www.engvid.com/how-to-give-the-best-powerpoint-presentation/ For more free presentation help, including advice for English learners gving presentations in English, go to http://www.presentationprep.com/ TRANSCRIPT Do you have to make presentations? Do you hate presentations? I like presentations, but one thing that you are probably maybe good at with presentations are making PowerPoint presentations, because you have visual aids to help you so you don't really have to talk as much, if you're nervous about talking. Presentation skills is something that you can work on. We have videos on www.engvid.com to help you with presentation skills. So, go and check those out for learning how to speak during presentations. But what we're going to focus on today is the visual aspect of presentations, so your PowerPoint things. Some things to do, and some things not to do. So, here we are, presentation skills. The first thing and one of the things that makes these presentations so fun are pictures. But we have to be careful. The templates that you have already included in your presentation software, they're boring. People use them all the time. So, I suggest you try and download some other pictures to make your presentation more interesting. And with that, make sure that on one slide you have one image. Make it interesting. Do not have a split screen. So, don't have two images on one slide. Do not have a collage, that's insane. A collage is many different small pictures on one screen. Even when I see a collage, there's a lot of collages coming out on Facebook now, and I'm like: "Too many pictures. Can't understand." Our brains just cannot comprehend all those pictures, especially when you're having the slide up for a short period of time. Don't make it like a photo album. Don't put millions and seven pictures, and... Keep it simple. Put a single image on each slide. Try and pick images that you actually like, and not too distracting. You don't want puppy dogs and things. Make something simple, but something that you like, and make sure it looks nice. The next one you have to worry about is the lettering. So, the lettering, you also might know this as the font. So, font and lettering are the same. One thing that you do not want to do is have really fancy or beautiful lettering. Simply... The reason is some people can't read when the letters are fancy, especially if you are doing presentations for people whose... Do not have English as their first language, if you take the letters and you write them even cursive, a lot of people have problems reading cursive. So, I suggest you use something more traditional. There's lots of very easy-to-read fonts you can get from your... Whatever word processing you use. So, make it simple, easy to read. Another problem that you might have is the script is too big or too small. So remember that when you're making your presentation, you're doing it probably on your laptop, or your desktop, or your iPad, or your phone, so the font or the lettering is going to be different than when you put it up on the projector. So if at all possible if you can, check it out before you do the presentation. Look at your... Hook up your laptop or whatever, and see if you can actually see it on the screen because the font is different. You might think that on your laptop it's a good size, but when it gets on the projection screen, it's tiny; or it takes up too much space and it's too big. Next up are the words or the text. So, there's been studies done on how many lines of text a human can absorb or understand, and any more than six, you've lost the people. So, try and keep on each slide one very simple image, with very traditional clear text, and put only two or three lines on each slide. Don't put bullet points. If you have more than six lines or if you have bullet points, again, we just... We just can't remember them all. We just lose focus. We have something called too much information, too much info, TMI. "Too much information" means that if you have more than two or three lines, we're just not getting it. Our brain can't... We just can't learn it like you want us to.
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Learn English – Vocabulary & Expressions for POKER and other card games Learn English – Vocabulary & Expressions for POKER and other card games
2 years ago En
Do you know how to play the game of poker? If so, can you play it in English? After watching this fun lesson, you will be able to play a game of poker or any other card game using English vocabulary. You might also be surprised to know that this vocabulary appears in movies a lot! I will teach you the card names, suits, and the names of some combinations to help you win! You will learn the meaning of "bluff", "royal flush", "full house", "poker face", "three of a kind", and more. So grab your best lucky charms, and get ready to play. Good luck! Take the quiz on this lesson at: http://www.engvid.com/vocabulary-expressions-for-poker-and-other-card-games/ TRANSCRIPT Oh, there we are. Hi there. Welcome to poker night with Ronnie. Do you know how to play poker? Maybe? Do you know how to play poker in English? I'm going to teach you. I know how to play poker. I am not very good at playing poker; I always seem to get really terrible cards, no fault of my own. Very skilled in the game, just bad luck. Luck of the draw is not with me. I'm going to put my old-school video camera away, and we're going to learn how to play some poker in English. So, the first thing that we need to know about poker is it's a game. Woo-hoo. It's become very, very, very popular online because you can get a lot of money. The way I learned to play poker was my father taught me, after many a grape soda, sitting around the kitchen table, betting matchsticks. So, welcome to my childhood. I learned how to play poker. What did you do? The most important thing is to learn the name of the cards in English. So, probably you know: A, K, Q, J, 10, and the numbers, but these actually have names. The "A" is the Ace. The "K" is the King. The "Q" is the Queen. The Jack is the "J". Then it goes from 10 all the way down to 2. There is no 1. Sometimes the ace can be used as a 1, but that's too complicated, and I'm not going to tell you my tricks. Well, you're going to lose anyway, so might as well. The other thing that we need to know is what to call the cards. So, these are suits. Not... Suit? Suit, suit, suits... Suits, they're called... I don't know why they're called suits, they're just suits. So, the suits means: Hearts, diamonds, clubs, and spades. Now, when I was a child, I had a very stupid brother. Still do. Mm-hmm. And for some reason, he said shovels. Okay? It's a spade, buddy; not a shovel. Get it right. Okay? So, hearts, diamonds, clubs, and spades are the proper names of these. So, now you know the vocabulary of the wor-... Of the cards. I'm going to teach you some verbs that you need. The first one probably you know, is a bluff. "Bluff" means you have a face... Oh, Lady Gaga go away. Mm-hmm. Poker Face. Do you know what that means? "Poker face" means you are expressionless. Usually you have a baseball hat, so people can't see your eyes. But a bluff is when you do not let your face show your cards or what you're doing. So, if you're betting money or matchsticks and you want to bluff, you're going to pretend that you have a fabtabulous hand. Now, "the hand" means what cards you have. So, I'm going to pretend that I have the highest cards ever, called a "royal flush". So I would not make expressions with my face, and I would bet a lot of money. I would be bluffing, because maybe I have really, really bad cards. I always have bad cards. So, "bluff" means to, like, lie and pretend you have really, really good cards. The most important word is "bet". "Bet" means you put in money that you're going to lose or win, depending. Before they even deal the cards-"deal the cards" means you give them to people- there's something called an "ante". An "ante", not your mother's sister, means a forced bet before the deal. So, if we were playing cards or playing poker, and I have lots of money, I would ante $100. I would never do that. And then everyone else that wants to play would have to put in, automatically, $100, even before we look at our cards. Scary. What happens is we have the first bet is called "open". So, it would be my turn, I could open, which means I would put in money; or if I did not want to, I could "check" or "pass". This means I don't want to play with money. I'm just like: "No. Enh, we'll see what happens." If I have a really, really, really terrible hand, which means my cards are not good, I would do what's called "folding" or "fold". I would say: "Fold." Fold means: "This is terrible, I'm out. I end the game. I'm no longer playing this." When you bet, you can "call", which means you match what the other person has bet. For example, if the person before me bet $10, I would call, and I also would put in $10. If I wanted to get more money from people, I would "raise the pot", which means I would put in my $10, and I would add more money. So, if I had a really good hand, I would say: "I call the 10, and I raise you 50." So the other people playing, if they wanted to stay in the game, would have to put in $50.
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Irregular Verbs in English – Group 3 Irregular Verbs in English – Group 3
2 years ago En
Irregular verbs can be difficult to learn, but I'll teach you the easy way to remember them! Irregular verbs are very common parts of the English language, so it's important that you learn how to use them correctly. I'll teach you the base form, simple past, and past participle. To make things even easier, read, download, and print our list of irregular verbs in the EngVid Resources section at: http://www.engvid.com/english-resource/common-irregular-verbs-grouped/ Memorizing irregular verbs can be hard to do by yourself, so watch this video so you can finally understand and remember group 3 of the irregular verbs. If you haven't already seen it, check out my video on irregular verbs groups 1 & 2 at: http://www.engvid.com/irregular-verbs-in-english-groups-1-2/ Test your understanding of this lesson with my quiz, at http://www.engvid.com/irregular-verbs-in-english-group-3/ TRANSCRIPT Hi. I'm Ronnie. Do you have a problem? I do. [Laughs] I got loads of problems, but maybe a problem that you have, I can help you with. So, one of the most difficult things about learning English is how to conjugate the verbs. In English, we have millions... Not millions. We have a lot of verbs-42-and we need to know, you need to know the present tense, the simple past tense, and something that's called the past participle. So, the simple present tense we use for things that we do every day. For example: I eat breakfast, I go to the bathroom; I am a human. The simple past we use for things that we talk about in the past: I ate breakfast, I went to the bathroom. Yes. I was a human. The most difficult one, and the one that frustrates everyone so much is the past participle. Now, instead of me saying past participle all the time, I'm going to tell you p.p. Woo. It's kind of like having to go to the bathroom; p.p. So, what I'm going to do is I'm going to teach you the past simple and the past participles. But the problem is there are so many of them, and they have very different structures or styles. If your life was easy, we would just have one or two different ways to conjugate the verbs, but no. Learning English is going to be difficult for you, but not when I'm here. I can help you out with this. So, if you are frustrated or you just don't know how you are going to learn the past participle of irregular verbs: Sit back, relax, and do some mind mapping. If your verb is a regular verb, so it ends in "ed", you have no worries because it's going to be simple past, it's going to be "ed", and the past participle is going to be "ed". So we're not doing that. These are all going to be irregular verbs. So, what I've done is I've tried very diligently to put these into groups for you to help you remember them when it comes time for a test. So if you're learning grammar, if you're learning passive voice, or if you have to do present perfect or past perfect, you have to know the past participles of the verbs. So, what I've done is I've tried to split the verbs, the irregular verbs into three different groupings, because there are so many of them. So, this video is the most difficult-bear with-and also, the last one in our group. So, if you go to the resources section on www.engvid.com, we have all of these groups in a list for you to make your learning easier. What we're going to go over today is group three. You probably have seen the videos I've done on group one and two. This is the follow-up for group three; brace yourself, the most difficult. So, let's dive right in. The first group has one verb change. Sorry, one vowel change. So, if you guys look at all of these words, we've got an "i" running through them. So, we have: "begin", "drink", "sing", and "swim". When we change this group to the past tense, the only thing that we have to change here is we're changing the vowel "i" to an "a". So, "begin" becomes "began". And then when we make the p.p.-I have to go pee-pee, never ends-we're going to make it a "u". So, it's going to be: "begin", "began", and "begun". All of this... All of these verbs in this group follow the exact same pattern. The present tense has an "i", the past tense has an "a", and the past participle has a "u". You. So, let's look at the next example: "drink", "drank", "drunk". "i", "a", "u". "Drink, drank, drunk", it's also a song. The next one we have is-la, la, la, la-"sing". So, if you follow my pattern, what vowel would I put here? "a". Oh, good answer, it is an "a". So we're going to say: "sing", "sang", "sung". Now, "sang", "sung" is very similar to Samsung, so you can remember the electronics' company Samsung. Please give money, Samsung, for mentioning you. In this... It'll help you remember it. "Sing", "sang", "sung", "sing", "Samsung". Good. But be careful. It's not "Samsung", it's "sang", "sung". Don't mess that up. Remember the rule: "i", "a", "u".
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Irregular Verbs in English – Groups 1 & 2 Irregular Verbs in English – Groups 1 & 2
2 years ago En
Learning irregular verbs in English can be a long and difficult process. To help you with it, I will teach you how to break them into categories with recognizable patterns. With my method, irregular verbs do not have to be so unpredictable. I will teach you the base form of the verb, the simple past, and the past participle. For extra help, download and print our list of irregular verbs to study with the video and to practice on your own: http://www.engvid.com/english-resource/common-irregular-verbs-grouped/ Test yourself with our quiz: http://www.engvid.com/irregular-verbs-in-english-groups-1-2/ And watch the next lesson on Group 3 irregular verbs: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Tl36XffSQ1o TRANSCRIPT Hi. My name's Ronnie. I'm going to try and help you do something fantastic for your English grammar, speaking, and general wellbeing. This is a very, very time-consuming and difficult task that you will have to do when you are learning English. They're verbs. We have many verbs in English. We have what are called regular verbs. A regular verb will end in "ed". For example: "use", "used". So, regular verb. We like to call them "ed" verbs just to be fancy. So, regular verbs are easy because they all both end in "ed" if you have different forms. Now, what I'm going to go over today is the difference in forms between simple past and the past participle. So, we have the simple present tense, which is something like: "I eat pizza." When we use simple present, it's something we do every day. Then we have what's called the simple past, or you can say past simple. It doesn't matter; it's the same. So, we have the present tense, we have the past, and we have what's called the past participle. Have you heard of this before? The past participle, it's so difficult for me to say, so I'm going to call it p.p. from now on. So, the past participle, you're going to have to use if you learn present perfect. Now, if you don't know what these are yet, that's okay. If you've heard of these before and you know what they are, that's fantastic. Past perfect and all the forms of passive voice that we have in English. If these are new kind of ideas to you, please don't worry, but it's not past, present "prefect" it's present perfect. We must be perfect. If these are new things for you... I'll get this spelling right, I promise. There we go, present perfect. If these are new concepts to you, don't worry about it. Okay? Just focus on learning these groups, and we have a very, very beautiful list of verbs to help you in the resources section on www.engvid.com. Go there now. You can put it... It's in PDF file, so you can print it out and you can have the list in front of you to memorize, to remember, to help you. What I want you do is I want to introduce you to-doo, doo, doo, doo-group one and two of irregular verbs. Once you do this, there's also a video on group number three, which is the most difficult. So we're starting with the easiest ones, yay. And again, this is groups one and two. You can find them, a list of these on the resources section. So, past participle, I will now call p.p. Yay. We have the present tense, simple past or past, and then the past participle. The first group is the most delicious. It's the best because we don't have to change anything. Woo-hoo. So, if in the present tense the verb is "cut", the past tense is "cut", and so is the past participle or the p.p. So, we have: "cut", "cut", "cut". For example, if we use present tense: "I cut the pizza." If we use past tense, I can say: "Yesterday, I cut the grass." And if I wanted to use the past participle, let's say I want to use present perfect, I can say: "The grass has been cut." So, we don't need to change the verb. These are some examples of verbs that we don't have to change. So, these are the easiest, and probably your favourite. We have: "cost", "hit", "hurt", ow. So if you... Something hits you, you are hurt. "Let", "put", "quit". If the simple past is "shut", what do you think the past participle would be? It's the same, so this would also be "shut". So, I could say: "I shut the door.", "The door was shut.", or: "The door has been shut." And in the last one we have the word "bet". Again, we don't have to change it, so it's: "bet", "bet", "bet". I bet you like this lesson. Yeah? Okay? So these ones are the easiest and the most fun because they don't have to change. Whew. We're going to go into group two. Group two is okay, because we only have to change one time now. So, if we have the present tense, section A, all we're doing to make it past or use the past participle, is we're changing it, and all of these ones are going to have a "d" ending. So, present tense we have "sell", "sold", and "sold". I hear a lot of people doing this: "Sell, sold, sold", so they're saying: "sell", "sold", "sold". If you repeat it in your head, it will help you remember it. We have "tell", "told", "told"; "feed"...
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Practice your English by speaking with KIDS! Practice your English by speaking with KIDS!
3 years ago En
Do you want to practice speaking English? In this lesson you'll watch me have a conversation with a kid. Speaking with children is good because they are easy to talk to, have good grammar, and have a lot to say. You also don't need to feel nervous when you speak with them. I'll teach you some easy ways to start conversations with kids. I'll also tell you what kind of behavior kids DON'T like from adults. In this video, my young friend, Mohamed, will have a conversation with me so that you get a real example of what conversations with children are like. Speaking with children can be a great way to practice your English and learn slang! http://www.engvid.com/practice-your-english-by-speaking-with-kids/ TRANSCRIPT Hi there. Do you kind of have a hard time speaking English? So maybe you've studied English in your hometown, or at a school, or online at www.engvid.com, and you think that your grammar's pretty good, and... You're just shy. And maybe you live in a country and you don't have English speakers around you, and you don't know how to practice speaking. So, there's one really wonderful resource-it's not a textbook, it's not a webpage, and it's not on YouTube-it might be living in your house. It could be beside you, it could be next door, or it could be in the park. Do you know what this is? It's a child, or children, and we like to say "kids". So, I'm going to teach you how to improve your speaking without really doing too much or spending a lot of money. This is the trick: Talk to kids. They are amazing. Kids will always want to talk to you, because they are fun, amazing guys. So, it's really easy to talk to kids, because first of all, they choose the topic. You maybe are: "I don't know what I'm going to say to this person", so if you... If you see an adult, or someone who goes to your school, and think: "I don't... What...? What am I going to talk about? I... I... I don't... I don't... I don't know." Kids just choose the topic, they just talk to you about whatever they want, so that's cool. Another thing about kids is if they're learning English, if you're in Canada or an English-speaking country, luckily enough, children are learning vocabulary and they're learning grammar. Now, their brains are like sponges. They learn, the teacher corrects them. Their grammar is absolutely perfect, with a couple exceptions. They will learn and they will be able to correct themselves. So, their grammar and vocabulary is amazing. It might be a little bit better than mine. A little bit, not that much. And the last thing is children know, this says: "a lot of slang". If you look at a lot of new videos or music, kids listen to this music, and that's where we get slang from; we get it from performers who make new words. So, kids know a lot of slang, and to you, they know new words. One of the big problems that a lot of people have when they come to an English-speaking country is that they've learned older words. Maybe they learned from an older person, or they have old textbooks. What happens is we don't use those old words anymore, and when we do, the person kind of looks at you weird because that's a really old word. So, what you want to do is you want to find a child. Oh! Where could I find a kid? Here's a kid now. Hah. Huh. What's your name? Mohamed: Mohamed. Ronnie: Oh, hi, Mohamed. Where are you from? Mohamed: Libya. Ronnie: Wow. I've never been to Libya. How is it? Mohamed: It's pretty sunny, and it's pretty extremely hot there. Like, it's pretty hot. Like, you can go to the beach every single day. Ronnie: No way. Mohamed: It is actually possible, if you want. Ronnie: How's the beach? Mohamed: It's, like, I can swim there for 25 hours, and I will be tired. Ronnie: 25 hours, that's a lot. And what about the water? Is it clean? Mohamed: Yes. Ronnie: It's really clean? Mohamed: Yeah. Ronnie: Yeah? Mohamed, if somebody talked to you and they said: "Oh, hi, how are you? How are you? How are you?" How do you feel about that? Mohamed: That's annoying. Ronnie: Oh, oh, okay. I'm sorry. And... And what if somebody told you what to do, like: "Hey, you, sit down. Stand up. What are you doing?" How do you feel if someone said that to you? Mohamed: That means they're just bossy people that want attention. Ronnie: Oh, that's a good point, yeah. Do you like people like that? Mohamed: No. Ronnie: No. Would you want to talk to them? Mohamed: No. Ronnie: Okay. Mohamed: I would like to have better friends that actually do good things. Ronnie: Yeah, that's a good idea. Do you know people that do good things? Mohamed: Yeah. Like, pretty much all of my friends, and mostly my mom. Ronnie: Oh, your mom does good things? Mohamed: Yeah. Ronnie: Aww. Mohamed: Yeah, she does a lot of things to me. Ronnie: Yeah? That's awesome. Mohamed, what's your favourite colour? Mohamed: My favourite colour is phosphoric orange. Ronnie: Glow-in-the-dark, florescent orange? Mohamed: Yeah.
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Phrasal Verbs & Expressions with OVER: "take over", "overplayed", "over it"... Phrasal Verbs & Expressions with OVER: "take over", "overplayed", "over it"...
3 years ago En
Do you know the difference between being "overbooked" and being "over it"? What about "starting over" and "take over"? In this lesson, we are focusing on expressions and phrasal verbs that use the word "over". These include "overplayed", "over your head", "overworked", and more. So don't miss this basic lesson on the usage of "over", and don't forget to do the quiz at the end to make sure that you understand everything: http://www.engvid.com/phrasal-verbs-expressions-with-over/ TRANSCRIPT Hi. My name's Ronnie. I'm going to teach you some words. The inspiration came as a sign, literally. I walked into the magical place of unicorns and magicians, where we record these videos, and I saw a wizard holding a sign that said: "OVER", and I said: "Oo, cool sign. It says 'OVER'." Lesson, lesson, lesson, done. So, I'm going to teach you some expressions that we use with "over". Now, the cool thing about "over" is if you look at this side of the board, all of these words are going to have one thing in common, and it is, of course, the word "over". So, in English when you're learning new vocabulary and you see the word "over" plus another word, it has a very, very important meaning. And this one means "too much" or "too many". So, if you're learning new vocabulary, if you're reading something and you are not sure what the word means, you're going to know "over", "over" means too much or too many of something. So, let's check out what these words mean. First of all: "overreact". This means you take something too far. Let's say that, for example, I drop my marker. Instead of picking it up and going: "I dropped my marker", I would freak out and go: "Oh my god! I dropped my marker! What am I going to do? Oh!" This is overreacting or being overemotional. You tell the person: "Hey, calm down. Do not overreact. You're reacting or being too emotional." So, "overreact" means too many or too much action; too many emotions are coming out. Chill down and relax. "Overused". "Overused" means you use something too much. So maybe you overuse your cellphone, maybe you always use your cellphone, and one day your cellphone dies and goes "ppft", nope. You've overused something because you've used it too much. This is my daily life. Every day I wake up, have a shower, smell good, and I listen to the radio. Now, I like music a lot, but I have a big problem with the radio and the problem is that they "overplay" or they have "overplayed" songs. This means they play one song every day. Guess what? There are millions upon millions of songs out there. I do not want to have to listen to the same song every day at the same time. Without fail, they will overplay a song. Usually what happens is you hear the song, you're like: "Enh, I don't mind it." You hear it again a couple times, you're like: "Oh, I quite like this song." And then the magic happens, they overplay it - "ppft", it's gone. You can't stand the song because it's overplayed. They play it all the time. You go shopping: "Oh, there's that song again." Every place you go, you hear that song. The song is overplayed. This is what happens at work. Do you work too much? If you work too much, you say: "I am overworked." It means I work too much. Uh-oh, sometimes maybe once in a while if you are lucky, you would get to go on vacation-woo-hoo-so you have your airplane ticket, you're on your flight, you get to the hotel and they say: -"Uh, we don't have a room for you." -"This is my reservation number, this is my name. Why don't you have a room?" They will say: -"We're overbooked." -"Uh, you have too many books?" No. "Overbooked" means they have too many reservations and not enough rooms, or they don't have enough space. Overbooked can happen in a restaurant, it can happen with reservations, in a movie theatre, no, or... Not a movie theatre. If you book a play or something, they have not enough seats, too many people. Also an airplane, if you book a ticket, it's overbooked, there's too many people. Not enough seats, too many humans. Mm-hmm. If you don't understand something, it's "over your head". Maybe you go to school or maybe you're talking to someone, and what they're saying to you does not make sense, you can say: "It's over my head." You don't understand. No comprende. Don't understand. Next: "overdrawn". Uh-oh. This is really, really, really bad because it has to do with money. If your bank account is overdrawn, it means you've taken out too much money that you don't have. If this happens to you, the bank will also charge you fees. They're called "overdrawn fees" maybe. This is a bad situation. Something else you can be is "overloaded". You can be overloaded with work, or you can be overloaded with projects. Never overloaded with money. That's a problem.
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Basic English Vocabulary: COLORS Basic English Vocabulary: COLORS
3 years ago En Ru
Easy English Lesson for Beginners – Learn the basic colors in English! There is a way to remember all the colors of the rainbow: ROYGBIV. Each of those letters represents a color. Do you know each one of them? If not, watch this vocabulary lesson to add to your English vocabulary! You will learn about the primary colors and how to mix them together to get secondary colors. These are essential words you can start using today to describe all sorts of things like, for example, paint, pencils, hair, pictures, flags, cars, and virtually anything else. Don't forget to do the quiz at the end to make sure you've learned all the words: http://www.engvid.com/basic-english-vocabulary-colors/ TRANSCRIPT Hello. [Laughs]. How's that for an opening? No jumping up. I can't do it; too old. Today I'm going to teach you something very fun, easy, simple, but very important for painting. Are you a painter? Are you learning to paint? I love painting. I'm going to teach you about the colours in English. Very easy. Primary and secondary colour. So, let's go to the board. This is yellow. Okay. So, we have something called "primary colours". Now, "primary colours" means you cannot mix the colours to achieve the colour. So, the primary colours in English are "red", "blue"-"brown"-and "yellow". Now, I don't have a yellow marker. This is a highlighter. So, the primary colours in English are red, blue, and yellow. What happens is we are going to go a little crazy, we're going to mix the colours together. So when we mix the primary colours, they become "secondary colours". So, if you have red paint and you mix it with your blue paint-maybe by mistake, whoops-you're going to get "purple". Now, in the proper colour wheel, which is a wheel of wonderful colours, the purple is actually called "magenta". I don't know why. It's called magenta. So, magenta is just a beautiful purple colour. If you were to mix your yellow paint brush and it got into the blue a little bit too much, you would actually achieve the colour "green". Yay! The more green you... The more yellow you put in, the brighter green it's going to get. If you put in more blue, it's going to become a darker green. The next one... Dunh-dunh-dunh, what's left? Is if you get red and you mix it with yellow, it's going to become the beautiful colour of "orange". So, we start with our primary colours and we mix them all together to get our secondary colours. Now, this would happen to me a lot when I was painting: I would make purple, because that's my favourite colour. What's your favourite colour? Oh yeah? Okay. So I would make purple, and it was like: "Oo, I want to make green now", and then: "Maybe I want some orange." But what would happen is if I mixed all of these colours together, uh-oh, I'd get "brown". "Brown" doesn't have a special name, like the turd-ary colour, but what happens if you eventually mix all of these guys together, you're going to come up with, not brune, brown. So, brown is the mix of the primary and the secondary, without a proper name. The other cool thing about colours is the colours of the rainbow. Do you know the colours of the rainbow? Sometimes it's difficult for me to remember. It's important sometimes. But we've devised or we've made up a little saying to help you. We say: "ROYGBIV". Ready? "ROYGBIV". Now, "ROYGBIV" is not a word. I'm ROYGBIV. No, that doesn't make sense. It's not a word, it's not a verb, but what it is is an acronym, which means each letter represents a proper word. So, "ROYGBIV" is the order of the colours to make a rainbow. So, the "R" is red, "O" is orange, yellow-this is yellow-yellow, green, blue, "indigo"... Hold on. I lied to you when I told you that purple was my favourite colour. My ultimate favourite colour in the whole world is indigo. Indigo is a beautiful mix of blue and purple. It's not purple, it's not blue; it's indigo. So, indigo is a mix of purple and blue, and at the end of the rainbow, we have "violet". Now, "violet" you might also know as the colour purple, but it's the same name. Colours in English are confusing. Don't worry, we'll get to that as well. So, indigo and violet. So we have "ROYGBIV", right? So violet. Sorry, indigo and violet. So, maybe someone is giving you a quiz and saying: "Oh, name the seven colours of the rainbow in order." You're going to go: "ROYGBIV. ROYGBIV, okay. Red, orange, yellow, green, blue, in-, in... Ronnie's favourite colour, indigo, and violet. Got it! Bam!" You've aced your quiz or your test. You are a super colour genius. Don't forget that. What's your favourite colour? Do you have one? Get your paint brushes ready to mix up some secondaries and primaries. I'm Ronnie. 'Till then. Bye.
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11 PIG expressions in English: "pig out", "pig tails", "piggy back"... 11 PIG expressions in English: "pig out", "pig tails", "piggy back"...
3 years ago En
There are many "pig" expressions in English, and in this lesson, I will teach you 11 of them. For example, "pig out" doesn't mean a pig that has escaped from the farm. It means to eat a lot! If someone calls you a "pig", that is quite mean! A "piggy back" isn't only an animal part. Learn the meaning of these expressions and more by watching this lesson and doing our quiz at http://www.engvid.com/11-pig-expressions-in-english TRANSCRIPT [Snorts]. Oink, oink. Pig. [Snorts]. Hi. [Snorts]. Ronnie, pig. Ronnie, pig. I'm not a pig. Sometimes I'm a pig. Today I'm going to teach you not 10, but 11-watch it-pig expressions. So, maybe you have heard things like this on TV or in movies where somebody talks about a piggy bank, and your brain goes: "Pig, yes. Bank, yes. What? Together? There's a pig in the bank? Oh, this is crazy." So, I'm going to teach you some crazy expressions about pigs. [Snorts]. Ready? 11 of them. "Pig" and "Piggy", they're the same thing with a slight variation. "Piggy" is more of a cute word that we use to talk about a pig. So children would probably say: "piggy", or if you want to be cute, you can say: "piggy" instead of "pig". Depends how cute you want to be. So the first one, one of the... Probably the most common expression we use with "pig" is "pig out". Pig out. So, the pig's leaving? Not sure, here. So, "pig out" means you ate so much. If you're going to use the past tense, we would say: "pigged out". For example: "I went to a restaurant last night, and I ate so much food; I pigged out. I ate everything, and I'm really, really full." Pigs eat anything and everything. Pigs eat a lot. They even eat bacon. Yeah, they're cannibals. So, pigs, if you pig out or pigged out, it means you ate a lot of food. Delicious. So you can say, for example: "I pigged out last night." or "He pigged out last night.", "I'm going to pig out." Doesn't matter. The next one. Oo, look at my hair, yeah. So, if you might notice that I have some crazy hair today, these, the hair style that I have, these are called "pigtails". I'm not sure why. Pigs definitely have tails, but the tails on pigs are spirally or curly, but this hairstyle that I have is called a pigtail. Now, if my hair was at the back and tied at the back like this, it would be a "ponytail". I don't know why humans have to have hair that relate to animals. We are a strange bunch. So, "pigtails" is a hairstyle-hello, marker-like this. Next one-oh, my mom said this to me a lot-a "pig pen" or a "pig sty". Now, a pig pen or a pig sty is the place where the pig lives. Like all other animals in the world; cows, horses, pigs - they don't have, like, vacuum cleaners, or maid service, or really anything, and their place is really dirty. Cows, sheep, anything, any animal that lives in a barn or in a farm, they're dirty. Chickens, pretty dirty, pretty smelly. A pig pen or a pig sty means that your room or your place is really, really, really dirty. So, if you're... Maybe somebody says: "Wow, your room is like a pig pen." It means your room is really dirty. You should clean it. Mm-hmm. Or don't. It's your choice. Next one-oh, McDonalds-sometimes you get really, really, really bad food-McDonalds-and it's actually called "pig slop", because like I said before, pigs, they eat anything. So "pig slop" refers to really, really terribly disgusting food that looks really bad, too, actually. So "pig slop" means bad food that you have to eat. Mm-hmm. The next one, this is an adjective and it describes a person: "pig-headed". Yeah, it's not really a person with a pig head; that's, again, strange. "Pig-headed" means the person is very, very, very stubborn or they will not change their mind. So if somebody is pig-headed, they're not very easy to get along with. Are you pig-headed? I am. I'm ponytail-headed. I'm okay. Next one-uh-oh, this is slang, oo, slang, yeah-you see this a lot in movies, jokes about bacon happen a lot: "pig" is the slang term for a police officer. So you will hear people calling police officers "pigs". [Snorts]. I'm not too sure why. They don't eat donuts. Oh, they do eat donuts, that's why, I get it now. Okay, so never, ever call a police officer a pig unless you would like to go to jail or get beaten down. So if you're ever arrested by a nice, fancy police officer, never call them a pig. It is slang that you can use with your friends, but never to their face. You will be in some serious manure, which means sheep poo, if you do this. I've warned you: Don't use it in front of a police officer.
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How to talk about skin color in English How to talk about skin color in English
3 years ago En Ru
Talking about skin color can be complicated! Some words are very offensive and will make you sound like a racist! What is acceptable to society changes over time. I'm sure you're a good person and that you don't want to say something that sounds rude or ignorant. I made this lesson for you so you'll know how to talk about skin color without hurting or offending someone. This lesson is VERY important because you can get in a lot of trouble by using the wrong words! It is part of the cultural learning you must do when you are learning English. Words that are used in your country and culture may not be accepted in North America or Europe, where people are more sensitive. Test your politically correct English in the quiz at http://www.engvid.com/how-to-talk-about-skin-color-in-english/ TRANSCRIPT Hi. I'm going to teach you... [Laughs] I need an opening again. Boo. Today I'm going to teach you something that a lot of people coming to Canada or travelling have different opinions about, and you guys need to know some things that are considered offensive, which means bad, and what's considered, like, hmm, maybe okay. What I'm going to teach you is about talking about people, how to describe them by skin colour. Be careful, you could get into some fights. Guess what? Nobody in the world is yellow. Okay? You guys from Japan and Korea, and if you're Asian, you're not yellow. If somebody calls you yellow, it's very, very, very racist. Mm-hmm. Maybe you guys have learned that you're called yellow... Are you a banana, though? Come on. I've heard a lot of people from Japan and Korea and China say: "I'm yellow." It's, for us, kind of rude. So maybe for you it's okay. I don't know. But basically, we do not call people yellow, because they're not giant bananas. You cannot say "black man". "Black" is okay. I think they know it's a man. Hmm, maybe they don't. If you don't know if it's a man or a woman, it's cool. You can just say: "Black". Do not say: "Black man". Also racist, considered offensive is "coloured". A long time ago, people would separate people from white people and coloured people, which means black people. We are not living in the 1950s, thank god. In America, we do not separate people by colour. All of these ones are highly offensive and wrong. Red, we used to describe as Native Americans or Native Canadians that were also known as Indians, which is probably offensive to someone somewhere. We've had American football team called the Redskins, picture of an Indian or a Native American. The fan was hit with some... So, you cannot say that people are red-skinned. There's another nasty word called the "n-bomb", and it rhymes with "jigger". So, replace the "n", you've got it figured out. This is a really, really, really bad word sometimes, and along with the word "negro". So, maybe in your language "negro" means black, that's cool, but when you call someone negro, it is, again, old-fashioned, and therefore offensive. So, be careful ladies and germs, do not use these words; they are considered bad and offensive to people. Other than that, open market. So, what can you call people? If...? I mean, everyone's going to get offended, but: White. White people. White people like to be called white people, because I don't know, we just don't have another colour. I'm pretty white. I got some spots, too, so maybe you call me "spotty"? I don't know. So, you can call people white, you can call people black. Another fancy word for black is "ebony". Mm-hmm. My ebony princess. People from the Middle East and people from India, people from Pakistan, Sri Lanka-represent-are considered brown because there's different shades, obviously, of black and brown, but Middle Eastern people, for the most part, are considered to be brown; they're not black, they're not white. Good. We also have something called olive-coloured skin. Now, this is kind of Mediterranean people. So people from the Middle East or people from Iran, people from Iraq, Afghanistan. You guys might be a little bit olive coloured. You might be brown, you might be black, you might be white. I don't know. We also have another word that... I don't know if it's offensive. It's "swarthy". I like it, "swarthy". It's kind of an older word, and it basically means that (it's a gentleman) has darker skin. So they're not a white guy, they're not Whitey Jones. "Swarthy" means kind of a mixture of brown and olive together. It's supposed to be like a really beautiful skin colour, which I think.
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Animals and the sounds they make! Animals and the sounds they make!
3 years ago En
Improve your English pronunciation by making ANIMAL SOUNDS! In this fun lesson, I'll teach you the names of many animals and about the sounds they make. This beginner lesson is a perfect to watch with your kids! The great thing about practicing animal sounds is that they often have strong vowel sounds which let you practice how native English speakers enunciate. You'll get to hear my pronunciation and repeat after me. So let's have some fun with our English! Take the quiz at: http://www.engvid.com/animals-and-the-sounds-they-make/#quiz TRANSCRIPT Moo. Moo. Moo. Moo, moo, moo, moo, moo. Moo. Moo. Hey, cow. What are you doing? Moo. This is a cow, and the cow lives in not a house, a barn. Do you like cows? Are they delicious? I'm going to eat you, cow. Don't do it! Okay, so today... Hi, everyone out there. My name's Ronnie. If you've got children sitting around, bring them here, they're going to learn something, you're going to learn something. It's going to be fantastic. I promise I won't say bad words. Maybe just one. So, today I'm going to teach you-moo, barn-animal sounds-fun, fun, fun-in English. And while your kids are learning this, you are going to be practicing pronunciation. I even do it right now. So learn English animal noises, practice your pronunciation, have fun with your kids, and eat a hamburger. I can't think of anything better for you to do right now. The first animal, as I said, delicious, is chuck la moo a cow. A cow says moo. If I go up to the board here, I have a cow. A cow says moo. Sometimes the sounds in English and the words that we use for the sounds are the same. With a cow, it's moo, moo, moo, moo, moo, moo, moo all around. If you're really, really, really good at cow noises, you can even go maaa. You try. No. Do it again. One more time. A cow goes... Yeah, I like it. I like it. Okay, next one. Quack, quack. Do you know what noise that is or what animal makes that noise? Quack, quack, quack. It is a duck. Quack. Now, a duck does not live in a barn. Quack. A duck lives in the water, and they're really cool because they can fly and swim. Awesome. Also delicious. I would eat duck. Have you eaten duck? Quack. So, a duck says quack. Now, ladies and gentlemen, it's really difficult in English sometimes for me to hear if you are saying "duck" or if you are saying "dog". Everyone from around the world, I don't care what country you're from, this is really, really hard, and this is where you get to practice your pronunciation. So, when you want to say this guy-quack, quack-you're going to say: "duck". It rhymes with the word "truck". Mm-hmm. If you want to say man's best friend, it's a dog. Dog. Okay? I have a dog, he's really cute. You want to see him? You ready? Do you have a dog? This is my dog. Woof, woof. Sometimes dogs go woof, woof. It depends how big they are. My dog's pretty small and he says woof, woof. In English, a dog says woof, woof. Woof, woof, woof, woof, woof, woof. And he actually... Dogs don't talk. Did you know that? Oh, sorry, they do talk, but when they talk, the language they're lear-... It's not English, it's bark. So dogs bark, but the sound that we make is woof, woof. And the language that they speak is bark. Not barf, bark. So, we have a dog says woof, and we have a-I didn't eat it-a duck says quack. Duck, dog. And this guy is a cow, and he says moo. Woo-hoo. Next up, again we have to be careful with our pronunciation because if you don't say the "p" on this animal, sheep, or if you say the e's wrong, I think you're saying ship. Ships don't really make any noises, do they? Kids, ships? No. Ships kind of go: "Unh, I'm a ship." But this guy, a sheep... A sheep says maaa or if it's a boy it says baaa. So boy sheep say baaa, and girl sheep say maaa, maaa. Are you a boy sheep or a girl sheep? If you're a boy sheep, you go baaa. If you're a girl sheep, go maaa. Make your best sheep noise. Go! Oo, I liked it. Okay, so sheep. Baaa or maaa. Next one, one of my favourites. I've ridden one. Oh, I've forgotten something. Delicious, delicious, never tried, Ronnie hates sheep. This is the only food that people really, really, really like, lamb, mutton also known as. Guess what? That's a sheep you're eating. It's probably the only animal that I don't like to eat. So, please don't ever feed me sheep or lamb. I will... I just won't eat it. I don't like it. The next one up, one of my personal favourites is ee-aw, ee-aw. Ready? Ee-aw. Or we say hee-haw. I like ee-aw better. It is one of the most funny animals in the world, a donkey. Ee-aw. Do you have a pet donkey? I don't. I have a dog, not a donkey. This is a donkey. Donkeys say ee-aw. Mm-hmm. Next up, [snorts] we have a pig. Delicious again. Now, unfortunately, I lost my pig. I don't have a pig anymore. I think somebody ate my pig. They had bacon, or pork, or a nice roast. So I don't have a pig, but I have a picture of a pig if you'd like to see.
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Polite English: What NOT to say to people! Polite English: What NOT to say to people!
3 years ago En
Instead of teaching you what to say, today I'll teach you what NOT to say! You'll learn conversation topics that you should NEVER go into, because they are insulting and can make people dislike you. Knowing what NOT to ask someone is an important part of being polite in English-speaking countries! These topics to avoid are different from culture to culture, so you might think you are not doing anything wrong, but to an American or English person, you are being rude by talking about their weight, for instance.This lesson is very important if you want to date, flirt, or talk with people in social situations. If you don't want to be rude, or embarrass yourself or others, check out this lesson so you can be more confident making friendly conversation in English. Wow! You look fat...and what's wrong with your face?! http://www.engvid.com/polite-english-what-not-to-say-to-people/ TRANSCRIPT Hi. I need to talk to you guys about something. It's important, especially if you're going to talk to a lady. Sometimes people leave comments, sometimes people say things to people - they do not mean to be offensive, but it makes people sad and it makes people hate you. This lesson is called: "What Not to Say" or "What Not to Ask Ladies". And for all, forsake and truth, men as well. So, if you're trying to talk to a lady that you quite like or someone you haven't seen in a long time or a man you haven't seen in a long time, there's some guidelines I'm going to help you out with. Mm-hmm. Don't say these things, because it's really kind of bad. The first one and probably the most important one is someone's weight. Now, maybe the person has lost a lot of weight, so they've had some weight loss or they've gained weight. Unfortunately, for most of us, we gain weight. So, it is not cool at all to say someone: "Oh, hey! You've gained some weight since we've met. Well, I... Pfft, you've put on some pounds, haven't you?" Mm-hmm. That's none of your business. I think that the person probably knows already that they've gained some weight. I don't think that they have known this for the first time when you've told them: -"You've gained some..." -"I've gained some weight? Really? I haven't noticed. Thanks a lot." People know that they've done this, so you don't need to point it out to them. They know this. Be very careful with this one, please: -"Are you pregnant?" -"No, I'm just fat." Be really careful with this one. Maybe someone's got some extra pudge around their tummy, maybe they've enjoyed one too many Guinness' on the patio over the summertime. And this is is worse for women, they've got a bit of a gut, big tummy there. Never ask a woman if they're pregnant. Maybe they are pregnant, but chances are if they are pregnant, they would have told you already. It's kind of important news. If you're close to the person, they'd probably send you an email and say: "I'm pregnant." Facebook would be a good indication of: "I'm having a baby. Look at my tummy." Usually if your friend who's a girl is pregnant, you're going to hear about it, especially on Facebook. So never ask a woman if she is pregnant. Even losing weight, some people lose weight, and this is not a good thing. Maybe they are sick, maybe they have cancer. How cool would you feel if someone said: -"Oh, hey! You've lost weight. You look great." -"Yeah, I'm dying of cancer." -"Oh." So, be careful about the weight issue. Don't even talk about it, because the people know. Mm-hmm, believe me. One of our really, really bad things about... Only one of them. About our society is there's a lot of pressure on mostly women to look pencil-thin, Angelina-Jolie-skinny, so it's hard enough that we have to deal with this on a daily basis. If you read those disgusting fashion magazines, we don't need other people telling us that we're not living up to the Photoshopped beauty that you see at the checkout counter. Mm-hmm. That was at Chinga. So, the next thing you want to do is looks. Okay? Maybe you didn't wear makeup one day, ladies, or you just... You... I don't know, you're just hanging out and someone says: -"Oh my god, are you okay? You look tired." -"No, I'm not tired actually. Why?" -"You look tired." -"Oh, well, I'm not tired." -"You look hung over." Hung over means that you drank too much the night before, and the next day you feel like shit, which is not good at all because pooh is pretty bad. -"Hey, you look older." -"I am older. Obviously I'm older than the last time I saw you." What a redonkulous thing to say. -"You look like shit." -"Thanks."
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English Vocabulary: What's on your bucket list? English Vocabulary: What's on your bucket list?
3 years ago En
A "bucket list" is a list of dreams and projects you would like to accomplish during your lifetime. Do you want to achieve something special before you die? Maybe you want to go skydiving or write a book. Watch this lesson, and create your very own bucket list with Ronnie. Put the quiz on your bucket list: http://www.engvid.com/english-vocabulary-bucket-list/ Ronnie's Toronto tours: https://www.facebook.com/ronnietoronto/ TRANSCRIPT Hi there. Have you heard the word "bucket list" and you think: "Bucket, I know what a bucket is"? A bucket is something like this, you put things in it. If you go to the beach, you put sand in it, you can make a sand castle. And then you have the word "list", now a list is writing on paper, maybe a grocery list, or shopping list, or what lessons I'm going to do list. But "bucket list", what's a "bucket list"? I'll tell you. A "bucket list" is a number of things that you would like to do in your life. What do you want to do in your life? What are your dreams? So, "bucket list" basically just means what your dreams are in your life. I don't really have a lot. I've done a lot. What have you done? What do you want to do? I'm going to just go through some very simple vocabulary, and teach you about something really exciting that you can do, maybe check that off your bucket list. Maybe you want to be a rock star, maybe you want to record an album. A long time ago, we had these things called records. Maybe you want to be a rock star, or maybe you want to be like Barbra Streisand and sing "Hello Dolly". So, that's one of... A lot of people's things to do. And then if you make an album, you become a rock star, you get to go on tour. I've often thought about writing books. I have so many great ideas about books, and mice, and blarney, but you know, I'm just too lazy to actually sit down, and try and write one. Have you ever written a book? Is that on your bucket list? Next one: You want to drive a race car. I have a race car. I also have an airplane. Maybe you want to learn to fly an airplane. This could be you in the driver's seat, this could be your buddy is going to jump off the airplane. Maybe you want to drive this guy. It's really old, cool Royal Airforce airplane. Another thing that a lot of people want to do, like I said before, is drive a race car. Yeah. Not a Lamborghini, but it's still a car. I'm working with what I got, so driving a race car, you can go really fast. Or actually owning, a lot of people want to own some classic cars. This is beautiful. You could sit right there, I could sit here, we could go for a ride. Driving a race car, flying or jumping out of an airplane, dying. This is a curious thing, what does this mean: "Have a threesome"? One, two, threesome. A threesome is a lot of priorities on some people's list. A threesome basically means... Let's learn some slang. You have sex with two other people, and yourself. You're there, so that's you, and two other people. This is a lot of fantasies or bucket list for a lot of men out there. Have you ever done that? I think it'd be weird. So, a threesome means you have sex with two other people. I'm guessing that a lot of you, one of your bucket list things to do is to speak or to learn English very well. I've got something that can help you do this, I'm really excited. Maybe your bucket list includes come to Toronto where I am right now, and just kick it with me, just hang out with Ronnie. You can do that. This is my bucket list, it's short, because I have one, huge, big dream, and my dream is to travel the world. I've been to quite a few countries. I've been lucky enough to be able to travel. I want to see them all before I die. I want to go everywhere. I want to come visit you. I want you to come visit me. And this dream that you have, this bucket list can be checked off by this really exciting project that I'm going to be offering, it's called "Explore Toronto with Ronnie". So, if you would like information about this, please go to my Facebook page called "Explore Toronto with Ronnie", I can meet you, you can meet me, you can learn to speak English well, and you're going to check off two things on your bucket list. Hey, you may even fly an airplane. 'Till then, good luck. Never give up.
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English Slang: fresh from the bakery! English Slang: fresh from the bakery!
3 years ago En Ru
Want to know the REAL ENGLISH that people use? Today I'll teach you a bunch of common slang words that we use in English. You'll hear these words in social conversations and in movies. You've probably already heard many of these words and expressions, but you didn't know their slang meaning. The funny thing is that all the words I'm teaching you come from the bakery – pies, buns, dough, muffins, and more. English speakers come up with some interesting slang! Let me teach you the meaning of these slang words so you can speak English like a native speaker. Look at his buns!!! Note: this lesson is 100% gluten free! Test your bakery slang knowledge: http://www.engvid.com/english-slang-fresh-from-the-bakery/ TRANSCRIPT Hey, guys. Ready to learn some more slang? Do you like bread? Mm-hmm. We eat a lot of bread in Canada, and sometimes when we eat bread, bread actually means money. I'm going to teach you about slang. "Going To The Bakery". For some strange weason... Weason. Reason, we have a lot of slang words about toast. I guess we love toast. I'd like to share with you the magic of toast. This, ladies and gentlemen, is a lovely piece of bread. However, there is a magic machine called a toaster, and you put the bread into the toaster, and doo-doo-doo-doo, it becomes toast. So, toast and bread are very different. Toast is heated. Bread that's delicious, and bread is just bread. So, let's go on and learn some slang, slang, slang about bread and toast. The first one is "bread" means "money". Also, the word "dough". Now, this pronunciation is strange, it looks like "douhug-ha", but it's actually just "dough". So, you will hear in movies: "Hey, you got the dough?" And you're like: "Are they making a pizza? Why are these bad guys making a pizza?" They're not actually making a pizza. They're talking about money. This actual part of the bread that I have... Bread is sold in a "loaf". I'll teach you about loaf after, but actually, this part of the bread that I have is called the "heel" of the bread, h-e-e-l. This means it's the last piece of the bread or the end of the bread. So, the heel of the bread is the last piece. Usually... Or the first piece. Usually people don't eat this one. I don't know. Poor heel of the bread. "Heel" also has a slang meaning, it means a bad person. So, if you say: "He's a heel", or: "She's a heel", it generally means they're bad people. So, "heel" means a bad person. As I told you before, we have the word "loaf". "Loaf" means the quantity of bread, but English slang is so crazy, we've made it dirty for you. "Loaf", you will hear people say: "Pinch a loaf". So maybe you're watching TV or watching a movie, or your Canadian friend says: "Hey, guys, I got to pinch a loaf." Pinch, pinch a loaf? Why are you touching my bread? "Pinch a loaf" actually means go to the toilet and go poo. Yay, or take a shit. So: "Pinch a loaf" means you actually have to poo, not anything to do with pinching my piece of bread, here. Another word: "roll". "Roll" is like a piece of bread that's rolled up. It looks like this a lot. This, in slang, means "go" or "leave". So you will hear people say: "Let's roll." You'll be like: "Rolling, rollercoaster". "Roll" just means a piece of bread, but it means: "Let's go! Come on, now, let's go." And "bun" is a hair style where all the hair is on the top of your head or near the back of your head. It's really popular for women, but it's becoming popular for men if they have long hair. It looks like a bun, too. Would you like this bread? It's delicious. "Buns" in the plural mean your bum or your rear end. So, if you're walking down the street and someone says: "Hey, nice buns." It means your rear end, your buttocks, or your bum. So it's a compliment. -"Nice buns." -"Why, thank you." "Bun in the oven" means that the person is pregnant, so they have a bun in the oven. The oven would be the uterus, I guess, and the bun would be the baby. Again, I'm not too sure how these words came about in slang, but they did. The next one when you're going to the bakery store... A bun is like a roll. Buns and rolls are very quite similar. If you have a hamburger, it's the bread that you put between the meat. So a bun and a roll, almost the same thing, but a muffin's different. So, "bun", really, is the bread of a hamburger, but it can be a hairstyle or your rear end. Now, "bun in the oven".
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Turn NOUNS & VERBS into ADJECTIVES! Turn NOUNS & VERBS into ADJECTIVES!
3 years ago En
http://www.engvid.com/ Want to expand your vocabulary using words you already know? Today I'll teach you to make nouns and verbs into adjectives! You will learn to form adjectives using past participles. By using this trick, you will improve your vocabulary and sound more fluent. Practice your skills with the quiz: http://www.engvid.com/turn-nouns-verbs-into-adjectives/ TRANSCRIPT Hi. My name's Ronnie. I'm going to teach you a little secret. It's not really a secret, but it's something that's kind of interesting and really helpful when you're studying grammar, and more importantly, speaking English. It's more magic than a secret. It's a crazy little magic that I'd like to teach you. I'm going to do some magic tricks. The magic trick is how to make a noun and/or a verb into an adjective. So, how we make adjectives, or how adjectives are born. Ah, the birth of an adjective. So, I'm going to go through some examples sentences that have a noun. We're going to change the noun-dunh, dunh, dunh, dunh-and going to use the sentence as a verb, and then magically, we're going to change this into an adjective. Are you ready? Are you excited? Not real-... Not real...? Not really? Come on, it's magic. I'm telling you, it'll be... Okay, yeah, let's go. So, if you look at my first sentence, okay? "There is a tear in my paper." So, "shwi", my paper. [Fake cries] "There's a tear in my paper." We're going to know that this word is a noun with some very simple tricks. Because we have the word "a", a's an article, so: "There is a tear in my paper." We know that this is a noun. The next one: "There is a stain on my pants." What were you doing? And the se-... Or the next one: "There are holes in my jeans." Now, we have to change this, because "holes" are plural, we have to use "are". We can't say: "There is a holes." because "a" is only for singular. But when we have plural, for example, "holes" or "pieces", we have to use "are" because "are" is plural. Let's just write that down here. So: "There are holes in my jeans." And, uh oh: "There are pieces"-again, this is plural-"missing from my teeth". True story. I have pieces missing from my teeth. It's a long story. I'm not going to get into it when we're doing the magic. So, what we're going to do is we're going to take our sentence, we're going to take our noun-do, do, do, do-and we're going to change it into a verb. The way that we do this is we're going to change the noun into actually the past tense of the verb. For example: "There is a tear in my paper." The verb is "tear" or "tore". So: "I tore my paper." Next one: "There is a stain on my pants." What we're going to do is we're going to take the word "stain" and make it past tense. We're going to say: "I stained my pants." Just curious as to how you stained your pants, but that's fine. "There are holes in my jeans." Now, we can't say: "I holeded my jeans", because "holes" we cannot change into a verb. We're going to use the verb "ripped", so you can say: "I ripped my jeans." Rip. And: "There are pieces missing from my teeth." We can't say: "There are pieceded", but we can say: "I chipped my teeth." So, "chipped" means there's a piece missing. So what we've done, very simply, is we've taken our noun, and we've used it as a verb. This is where the magic happens. This is where the adjective happens. To make a verb into an adjective, we're going to use what's called the past participle, or as I like to say, the PP of the verb. So, we have the infinitive or the base form, we have the past form, and then the third form or the past participle (the PP) of the verb. So all we're going to do is we're going to change the verb "tore" to "torn". So we're going to say: "My paper is torn." We know that this is an adjective because we used the verb "to be". Next one: "I stained my pants." The adjective of "stained", because it's an "ed" verb is going to stay the same. We're going to say: "My pants are stained." Next one, uh oh: "I ripped my jeans." We're going to say: "My jeans are ripped." And last one, uh oh: "I chipped my teeth." You're going to say instead: "My teeth are chipped." The magic happens when we take the verb, and we change it into the past participle. This is how we make a lot of adjectives in English. You take a verb, you change it to the past participle. It's difficult to remember all of the past participles, but there are ones that we normally use more than others, and especially when describing things. Another example would be: "I broke my arm." Oh no! So "broke" is the past tense of "break". "I broke my arm." To make it an adjective, do you know the past participle of "break"? Break, bro... Broken! Broken. So, you're going to say: "My arm is broken." And all we've done, here, is we've changed the verb into-dunh, dunh, dunh-dunh-an adjective. And that's the end of the magic show. Enjoy your grammar.
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How to talk about DREAMS in English How to talk about DREAMS in English
3 years ago En
Do you remember your dreams? Do you want to control your dreams? We all dream, but each of us dreams differently. In this lesson, I'll teach you the vocabulary we use to talk about our dreams in English. You'll learn about the different types of dreams that you can have. I'll also tell you what your dreams could mean, and give you tips to have more interesting dreams. You may forget your dreams, but you won't forget this lesson! Test your DREAM vocabulary with the quiz! http://www.engvid.com/how-to-talk-about-dreams-in-english/ TRANSCRIPT Every night you dream at least, at least 10 dreams a night. Do you remember your dreams? If you do, you're well on your way to having some fantastic times when you close your eyes. Today I'm going to teach you about one of my favourite things in the world ever - dreams and dreaming. Maybe you know the Supertramp song: "Dreamer". I'm not going to sing it for you, but I'm going to teach you about some things I know about dreams. The first one is I want you to ask yourself this question: When you dream, do you dream only in black and white or do you dream in colour? It's interesting because everyone's different. When I dream, I always dream in colour. Some people only dream in black and white, so it's a cool little thing you can ask your friends, ask your family, and see, you'll find out everyone's different. Some people only dream in colour; some people only dream in black and white. I do not know the psychology behind it. I think it's interesting, but I don't know why. The second question that I have for you is: When you dream, are you yourself? This means first-person. So, are you...? Are you doing the action? Or are you watching or seeing yourself do the action? Some people are both, and can do both; it can switch. For me, I am always myself doing the action. Some people, it's like they're watching a movie, and they are the star in the movie. And other people, like I said, can switch and do both. At one point of the dream they can be a main character, and the other point or other dream, they can watch themselves. How about you? Tell me your answers in the comments. Tell me. Do you dream in black and white, or colour? And are you yourself in the dream or do you see or watch yourself in a dream? We'll do a little survey and find out from answers all around the world. What happens when you dream? Let's go into some terminology, some vocabulary, if you will, about dreams. Commonly... We don't really have a word for them because we don't call them "night dreams", but we do have what are called "daydreams". "Daydreams" are what you maybe do at work when you're supposed to be working or at school when you're supposed to be learning, or just at the end of the day on the bus. Daydreams are basically like you are physically there, but your brain is imagining different things. This is one of my hobbies, daydreaming. I remember when I was young-I'm so old now-I would just sit in my room for hours and daydream about everything and anything. It was fantastic. My imagination, massive. So daydreams happen during the daytime, yeah? And "night dreams", we don't actually call them "night dreams", we just call them "dreams". Are you a dreamer? "A dreamer" is someone who dreams, daydreams all the time. They don't really get a lot done. But I'm a dreamer. You got to have dreams, right? Let's go through a couple of kinds of types of dreams. The first one is "lucid". So "lucid dreams" mean you realize in the dream that you are actually dreaming. Now, this, ladies and gentlemen, can be really cool because you might wake up during the dream, and you go: "Hey, I'm dreaming right now." If you can do this, if you can realize you're having a lucid dream, you can then begin to control your dreams. This is one thing that I experimented with when I was younger is that I would realize that I was dreaming, and I would change my dream and make it more into a fantasy. A fantastic fantasy of feathers and fudgesicles. This is a really terrible kind of dream, it's called a "nightmare". Nightmares are also known as "bad dreams". Usually when we're children, we're sleeping, we might [screams] wake up, screaming or crying. Maybe we have dreams about monsters. This would be a nightmare. Bad dreams or nightmares cause anxiety, so something bad is happening to you in the dream, you might dream of death, somebody's dead. Maybe you watched a zombie movie, and in your dream, you're being chased by zombies. It's on a subconscious level, so things that we might have done in the day or talked about or seen can come back in our dream. They can come back in a bad way, and become a nightmare. You might wake up screaming, or crying, or something bad has happened in your dream world.
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Sex Slang: Paying for it! Sex Slang: Paying for it!
3 years ago En
Ready for another SEX lesson with Ronnie? Today I'll teach you slang words that we use to talk about paying for sex! You'll learn vocabulary like: hooker, lot lizard, strumpet, gigolo, and many more! Do you have hoes in different area codes? Do you look for them in red light districts or on Craigslist? Or do you only visit prostitutes when you're playing GTA? Even if you're not interested in hookers, you'll probably hear these words in rap songs, on television, or in movies like 'Pretty Woman' and 'Working Girl'. You need to know English slang if you want to speak English like a native speaker. So join me, because I'm not afraid of teaching you anything! Be safe! Take http://www.engvid.com/sex-slang-paying-for-it/ Do you want to have more SEX WITH RONNIE? Go here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CqRyskaSwWE TRANSCRIPT Hello, I'm here to warn you that Ronnie is bad. She's trying to teach you slang words that people use in real life, and maybe you're going to get offended by it. So if you're offended, turn it off. Do it now. You have two seconds. I'm Ronnie, back at you, teaching you some more slang, teaching you some more "tings" that nobody teaches you. Are they scared to teach you? I don't know, but I'm not afraid to teach you anything. Today we're going to be teaching... I'm going to be telling you about prostitutes. "What is a prostitute?" you may ask. Let me do this for you. 10 dollar. A prostitute is basically a woman or a man who sells their body for sex. They're also called "sex workers" or "escorts". These are all the same. It's just fancy names that people like to say for prostitutes. What I'm here to teach you, though, is the slang. Why do you need to know the slang? Is it funny? Yes. Is it important for English? Is it impo...? Yes, because movies. Have you seen the movie Pretty Woman? Julia Roberts? In the movie Pretty Woman, Julia Roberts plays a hooker, she's a prostitute. Melanie Griffith, in a movie called Call Girl or Working Girl, plays a prostitute. And the man that likes hamsters a lot, Richard Gere, he plays a male prostitute in the movie American Gigolo. So, prostitution is all around us. It is not something that you can hide away from. It's not something that you can pretend doesn't happen, because it's out there and it's real, and I'm going to teach you some slang for it. Slang with Ronnie. "Hookers". All of these words, here, are words in slang for a prostitute. All of these words, here, are for women prostitutes. We're going to go through the pronunciation because this is important. The first word is "hooker". Then we have "whore". Please notice the "w" is silent. We don't say: "w-w-whore"; we just say: "whore". "Ho", this is way too common, in my opinion, in a lot of gangster rap videos and gangster rap songs. They're always talking about hoes and bitches, please. More common, because it's more, I guess, old fashioned is if somebody is a "lady of the night". She's not a vampire. She's a hooker. You're a prostitute. "Call girl", I think this was the name of the movie with Melanie Griffith, but it was Working Girl, you call the girl who is an escort, and she will come wherever you are, and have sex with you and you give her money. Perfect. "Working Girl" was the name of the movie by... Or with Melanie Griffith. We also call prostitutes "street walkers", because they literally walk the street, looking for money. A "tart", not a strawberry tart, but a tart is also a prostitute. A "strumpet", what a good word. "Slag", "slag" we use also to say for someone who just has sex with many people. They don't necessarily get paid for it like a prostitute, but they have sex with lots of people. So, a slag, a slut, and a skank mean two things: they mean a prostitute or someone who just has sex with a lot of people for free. Should be getting paid for that, girl. "Harlot" is a very old fashioned word, and I'm sure it would be in really old movies with Elizabeth Taylor. She was a harlot. Was she? Well, I don't know. One of my favourite words that I learned growing up, working in the trucking industry, was a "lot lizard". Hmm. A "lot lizard", this is cool. So, lot lizard is specifically a prostitute that works in parking lots. So a lot of men drive transport trucks from point A to point B. They get lonely on the road, and they sleep in truck stops. You will see this a lot in American TV, where there's truck stop, and they have a diner, and they're having lots of food and drinking coffee. Well, when you're sleeping in your truck late at night, [knocks], inevitably, there's going to be a knock at your window. [Knocks]. This is a lot lizard. A lot lizard is a prostitute that works specifically at truck stops. Sometimes you'll see a truck or transport truck that has a sticker with a lizard crossed out. That means he doesn't want lot lizards or prostitutes knocking on his truck.
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Learn CONTINUOUS TENSES in English the EASY way! Learn CONTINUOUS TENSES in English the EASY way!
3 years ago En
Do you hate grammar? I do! That's why I love teaching easy tricks to make learning English grammar easy. Today, I'm going to teach you an easy trick to make the continuous tense easy! To start with, this tense is sometimes called 'continuous' and sometimes called 'progressive'. Now that you know that, check out this lesson so you can improve your English grammar. Past, present, and future -- we'll cover them all. I promise this won't be a regular boring grammar lesson, because learning English with Ronnie is always FUN and EXCITING! Right? Right! http://www.engvid.com/learn-continuous-tenses-in-english-the-easy-way/ TRANSCRIPT Quack, quack. Hi, my name's Ronnie, and I'm going to go over some grammar with you. Do you hate grammar as much as I do? Oh, it's so confusing. I really, really, really love teaching, but I really hate grammar. But I want to make it easy for you, so I found a new trick. Yes! Check this out. Tricks by Ronnie. Ronnie's turning tricks. [Laughs] We're going to do a little review to help you always get this continuous or progressive tense malarkey down pat. There is one method or one trick that's really cool. Ready? Meow. The answer is verb+ing. So, I want you to remember one thing from this lesson. In English, as soon as you have something that's continuous or progressive, which is exactly the same... Sometimes your textbook will say "continuous", some textbooks or some people will say "progressive". It's exactly the same. But what you have to know and the cool trick is that as soon as you have continuous or progressive, all this means is somewhere in the magic of the sentence there's going to be verb+ing. Cool. So, present continuous, past continuous, future continuous, somewhere in these sentences, you're going to have a verb+ing. The more you study grammar, you get into past perfect continuous. Oh. Present perfect continuous. Don't worry about those right now, but just remember that whatever you have in progressive or continuous is going to have verbing somewhere in the sentence. So let's just go through the easy parts. We're going to start, as we should, with the present tense. So present continuous or present progressive is the subject, plus, in this sentence, because it's present tense, we're going to have the present tense of the verb "to be". So: "is", "am", "are" makes this present, "is", "am", "are". Negative: "isn't", "am not", or "aren't". Plus your continuous verbing. So, present continuous is subject plus "is", "am", "are", and your magic verbing. Cool. As an example... [Makes noises] I am watching you. Or you are watching me, aren't you? Yeah, you're watching me, but I'm watching you. "I am watching" you. "She is learning.", "They are listening." So, this is our example of "am", "is", "are", plus verbing. Negative example: "He isn't sleeping." Are you sleeping? Wake up. Come on. He isn't sleeping. You're not sleeping. Good. When we use this grammar, we have subject plus the verb "to be", plus our magic verbing. We use present continuous for actions that are only happening right now at the moment. You cannot use this at any other point. You cannot say: "Yesterday, I am eating." Oh, Ronnie confused. Yesterday, yesterday, yesterday, yesterday. Ah, haha: "was eating" is good because this is past continuous. So this is where, and probably the first and only time in your life, grammar's going to make sense. If present continuous or present progressive is the verb "to be" plus verbing, the only thing that we're going to change to make it past is we're going to change the verb "to be" into the past tense, which is "was" or "were". So to change it from present continuous to past continuous, you're just changing "to be" verb. And then, of course, you're going to add the verbing, because this is our magic. For example: "He was walking..." He was walking down the street. Usually, when we use past continuous or past progressive, we use it for telling a story. So, if you want to tell your friend about something really crazy that happened yesterday: "We were talking, and all of a sudden, a giant panda bear came out and gave us a kiss." Yeah, good story, buddy. "I wasn't talking to him..." This is an example of the negative. So, you can use "was", "wasn't", "were", or "weren't". Remember: "He was", "We were", "I wasn't". Be careful with your subject and your verb agreement. This is really important in all of the grammar.
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Improve your English the CRAZY way!!! Improve your English the CRAZY way!!!
3 years ago En
RONNIE IS CRAZY!!! Going crazy and learning English are sometimes very similar! In this lesson, I will teach you how to use crazy techniques to improve your English. You will talk to yourself and hear voices! But don't worry! You can still be sane and learn English as long as you pretend you are crazy! These tips will help you improve very quickly. http://www.engvid.com/improve-your-english-the-crazy-way/ TRANSCRIPT Hi, there. Are you having problems or difficulties, or do you find it difficult to practice speaking English? Maybe you live in a country where nobody around you speaks English, or you're the only person you know that speaks English. I've got some advice for you. So, how to help you improve your speaking or your talking in English. Goin' crazy. Usually in English, we never say: "going" or "trying". We say: "goin'". So, any time in English you see this, we're actually missing the "g". So, probably you should say: "Going crazy trying to speak or practice English". But, in slang when regular speech, we say: "Goin' crazy tryin' to speak or practice English". So, I want you to think about one thing. Crazy people, there's one right here. I'm crazy, little bit. But when I say "crazy people", I mean people who are mentally disturbed or have something really wrong with their brain. And we like to categorize people as being crazy, but they really are not insane. They just make crazy noises. So if someone is considered crazy, what do they do? Crazy people usually talk to themselves, they hear voices, especially if they're psychotic, and they will take to anyone or everyone that will listen to them. So, my advice to you, secret number 42 of how to speak English, is act like you're crazy, or just go crazy learning English. The first one: crazy people talk to themselves. You are going to talk to yourself. If you want to really put... Bring this off and do it well, you could go on the bus [giggles] or on any kind of trans... Public transportation, go on the street in your city and just talk to yourself on the street. I don't really recommend that. If you want to do that, you can. But talk to yourself, but record it. So when you do this, you're actually listening to your English so you can catch your mistakes and you can listen to your pronunciation. And, really, what do you sound like in English? So, rule number one: you're going to talk to yourself, but you're going to record it so you can check your mistakes and you can see just how well you do speak. Because I bet you, you speak better than you think. Next one: crazy people talk about hearing voices. Now, I know you inside have a voice. You, like I, have an inner being, a voice inside your head. Crazy people are known to have more than one voice. If you have this, you might want to seek some help. But when you hear voices, I want you to talk to yourself inside your head in English. When I lived in Japan, I learned to speak Japanese. I didn't take a course. I don't like studying. But my inner voice spoke to me in Japanese. So I would come back to Canada or I would go travelling, and I would actually speak to people who spoke English, they would ask me a question, I would answer them in Japanese because my inner voice was still talking to me in Japanese. So, one really, really important and great thing that you can do is make your inside voice speak to you in English. This sounds crazy, but I guarantee you that it's one of the ways that you know if you are coming actually bilingual (means you can speak two languages) or trilingual. So, if your inside voice can talk to you in two different languages, this is really amazing, and it means that your English is improving. Everyone has a different timeline. Some people can do this within a year, some people within months, some people it takes three or four years to do this, but once you have achieved this, woohoo, you're almost there. And the last one: you'll notice that if you see crazy people on the subway or you see crazy people in your city, they're going to talk to any or... This means "or", by the way. Everyone. They don't care who it is. They're not going to be picky and go: "I don't want to talk to that person. I want to talk to everyone." So, the more people that you can speak to in English, the better. You don't have to be picky. That means you don't have to choose. Is it a beautiful girl? A handsome boy? Young people, old people, babies, children. Anyone that you know that speaks English, try and talk to them. Even in your country, you think: "Ronnie, there's no one in my country that speaks English", you might be surprised. You can find people on websites, and you can find other English speakers to talk to. So, go crazy, speak as much as you can, and learn English with me. I'm Ronnie, and I'm crazy. Good bye.
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REDHEADS: Discover the world of GINGERS REDHEADS: Discover the world of GINGERS
3 years ago En
Ronnie is a ginger. If you thought we meant she is a root vegetable, think again. Being a "ginger" means to have naturally red hair. "Gingers" or "redheads" have a very interesting history, indeed. In this lesson, you will learn both the history of redheads and words that relate to red-haired people such as "freckles", "pale", "strawberry blonde", and even some slang like "carrot top". After watching, you will understand and appreciate my mysterious people even more! Take a quiz on this lesson here: http://www.engvid.com/redheads-gingers-vocabulary/ TRANSCRIPT I need to talk to you guys about something that's really important. All of civilization depends on this one lesson. This lesson is about gingers. Not ginger, not the ginger tea that you drink, or the Ginger Restaurant down the street that serves delicious Thai or Vietnamese food, not the ginger that you guys eat with your sushi, but the ginger that is me. I am a proud ginger. Do you know what a ginger is? We have been bullied, plagued, tortured, killed, made fun of, mistreated, and downright bullied for centuries because of three things: red hair, pale skin, and freckles. That's a ginger. I am a ginger. I'm going to tell you a story about my name, Ronnie. Guess what? Guess where that name came from? You guys know the clown in McDonalds? Mm-hmm. What's the clown's name? Ronald McDonald. Guess how, in grade 7, I got to be called Ronnie? Mm-hmm, yep, when I was in grade 7, somebody said: "You have red hair and red shoes. You are Ronald McDonald. Hahaha." And I said: "Yeah, that's cool." So, from then on, my name has been Ronnie. So I'm going to teach you, tell you all the interesting facts about gingers. Are you a ginger? Are there gingers around you? Watch out. We are vicious people. We're going to come and... Do nothing, really. Maybe give you a cuddle or something. So let's learn about these things. Let's learn some famous people. Nicole Kidman, beautiful. Ewan McGregor, kind of sexy guy. Lucille Ball. She was a really, really old actress in I Love Lucy. Ariel in The Little Mermaid. Vincent Van Gogh who is a really famous artist. The beautiful, the wonderful old-school beauty Katherine Hepburn. Julia Roberts. And Merida, the 11th Disney princess who has since slimmed down for her Disney debut. All of these people have one thing in common: they're all gingers. They all have no souls and they're all very evil people. No, they're not actually. They're just regular kind of people, but they're gingers. So, gingers are people that have really pale skin. "Pale" means white. Look at how white I am. Woo, I'm really white. Freckles. "Freckles" are these dots or skin pigmentations that I have. I got them all over my face. See, when I go in the sun, I burn, and then when I come out of the sun, I get more spots or more freckles. Everyone else goes a beautiful tanned brown colour. Gingers, we get red, then we get more freckles. Then we go back to being paley and pasty. And of course, gingers have to have red hair. Now, we can have different spectrums of red hair. My hair is very, very light. It's actually called strawberry blonde. I was called Strawberry Shortcake as a child. Cool, that's like I love strawberry shortcake. But people have been teased incessantly about their hair. It can be a very, very dark, dark, dark red; it can be a bright fire engine red; or it can be a very light blonde red, like I have. Do you have red hair? What about down there? Mm-hmm. Maybe a lot of guys when their beard grows in or their moustache, it becomes red. Uh-oh, you've got it somewhere. You've got the ginger in ya. Interesting facts about this ginger population. A lot of people associate gingers with Ireland. Misguided, are we? The biggest population of ginger people reside in Scotland. Thanks, Gran. My grandmother was a ginger. My brother's a ginger. My dad was a ginger. And my other grandmothers were gingers. I come from a long line of gingers. In America, 2.5% of the population are ginger. There are interestingly no statistics for Canada. I have no idea. And other countries, they don't even talk about gingers from other countries. But I know you're out there. Germany, Austria, even Afghanistan, Middle East, Asia. I know there's gingers around. I've seen you. As of now, 1 to 2% of the world's population are gingers. That's not a lot. We're really cool. The rarest kind of ginger is me. Oh yeah, right here. And you guys thought I was weird. Now you know for sure why I'm weird. The rarest combination of ginger: blue eyes, red hair. I'm the only one in the world. No, I'm not. There's probably more.
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Learn English – Dressing up WRONG! Learn English – Dressing up WRONG!
3 years ago En
http:/www.engvid.com/ If someone says "You are flying low" or "Your barn door is open", they are not talking about planes or farms! And if you don’t know what to do, you might attract the fashion police. Avoid embarrassment by watching this English lesson on expressions about dressing up WRONG! The next time you are caught with your shirt on inside out, you will know how to fix the problem. Test your knowledge with the quiz here: http://www.engvid.com/expressions-for-wardrobe-malfunctions/ TRANSCRIPT Hi, guys. Yeah, all right. Yeah. Oh, uh-oh. How embarrassing. I have a little problem. Do you know what it is? I've made a mistake today when I got dressed. My name's Ronnie. Sometimes in the morning when I get dressed, I do things wrong, I make mistakes because it's so early. I mean, come on. Who wakes up that early and can get dressed properly? Today I'm going to teach you about mistakes you make when you get dressed. Some of them are embarrassing, but I'll teach you what they mean, and what you're going to say to someone if you notice an embarrassing mistake. First of all, and the most embarrassing is: "Fly is down or open". Fly? Open fly. Fly, airplane, fly... What? "Your barn door is open". I don't even have a barn. What are you talking about? "Your fly is down or your fly is open." This means on your pants where your little weenie comes out, or where you unzip your pants-zip-it means you forgot to do the zipper up or the buttons up on your pants. Maybe people can see your underwear. Oh, I hope you wore underwear. Oh, god, what could you see? So, one really embarrassing thing that might happen to you is your fly is down, which means-zip-you didn't zip up your pants. So I would say: "Do it up." I don't want to see your tighty whities or your superhero, Superman underwear. Or do I? Do you have Superman underwear? That would be cool. Just do up your fly. We have the next word: "inside out". This is what happened to me today. True story. I went to work, woke up in the morning, I put on my shirt, and I went to work, and I came home for lunchtime, and I noticed: Huh, my shirt is on inside out. That means that the tag is sticking out and I need to reverse my shirt. So I can say: "My shirt is inside out." So, my mother would tell me: "Put it on properly." Which would mean I would take my shirt off, and put it right side in. Oh yeah, I've done this before, too. I've put my pants on backwards. How could...? How could you achieve such a feat? I am pretty spectacular when it comes to getting dressed. So: "My pants are on backwards." And again, you would say to the person: "Put them on properly." Have you ever put your pants on backwards, like not on purpose, by mistake? I've done it. I've ridden my bicycle. I was on my bike, went to the restaurant, went to look in my back pocket, realized my back pocket was my front pocket and went: "Yeah, these are on backwards." That's funny. I hope my fly's not down. And children do this. Do you have a child? Your child maybe has not learned yet the right and left. It's a hard concept, don't laugh at them. So, maybe your daughter's shoe is "on the wrong foot", and she kind of walks differently like a duck. And you go: "Oh, your shoe's on the wrong foot. Put it, put the shoe on the right foot." English is so confusing because we have the right foot and the left foot, but we actually mean correct. So: "Put it on the right foot", and you're like: "But I have one right foot and one left foot." It means the correct foot. And you can have something "on the wrong hand". If you have mittens, okay? These are gloves, these are mittens. Sometimes children put the mittens on the wrong hand, so it looks like their thumbs are over here. That's funny. They're like: "Hi, I'm a crab baby." And so: "His mitten is on the wrong hand." Again, we would say: "Put it on the right hand", and the left one, which means the correct hand. This happens to me a lot. Something has become "untied"-this is an adjective-or "undone". So: "My shoelace is untied/undone." This means the same. So, what you're going to do is you're going to "tie it up". Now, the other thing that you can say is: "My shoelaces are undone." We're not really too worried about the grammar in this, but you would say: "Tie them up." Maybe somebody at your work is quite fat or chubby and they pop the button their shirt, or they just didn't do up the button and you can see their tummy. Eww, their hairy, hairy tummy. You can say: "His button is undone." or: "Her button is undone." And you would tell the person: "Do it up." Oh, on the other hand, if a lady says to you... This beautiful lady, Judy Holliday, if she says: "My dress, please undo my dress", you say: -"Yes, ma'am." -"Why, thank you, sailor. Can't do it myself."
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Grammar: Learn to use REPORTED SPEECH in English Grammar: Learn to use REPORTED SPEECH in English
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http://www.engvid.com/ Reported speech and indirect speech mean the same thing: They allow you to express what someone has said. This sentence, "He said he was studying English", is an example of reported speech. But how do you conjugate the verbs? Is it "he said he was studying" or "he said he studied"? Both are correct depending on the situation. Learn how to say it correctly every time with Ronnie's quick and easy chart. Your friends said they watched this lesson. So what are you waiting for? http://www.engvid.com/reported-speech-he-said-she-said/ TRANSCRIPT Hi. My name's Ronnie. I'm going to teach you some very, very simple reported speech things. If you don't know what reported speech is, welcome to the confusing word... World of confusing reported speech and words. Reported speech, maybe when you study it in your class, the teacher or whoever, will call it indirect speech. It's the same. So, indirect speech or reported speech is exactly the same. Yay. Why or how do we use reported speech? Good question. We use this to report or to write down what somebody has said. If somebody has told you something, this is going to be a quote. A "quote" means you copy the person's words exactly. You have to be really careful not to change their words. Reported speech or indirect speech is usually only used for writing. So, we don't really have to worry about all of these crazy rules when we speak. Whew, thank god. So, we're just going to go through the past, the present, and the future. We're going to change quoted speech into reported speech. This little chart will help you. If you want to copy down this chart, take a picture of the chart, I guarantee it will make your reported speech grammar class or grammar learning amazing. Check it out. So, in the present tense, we have two tenses, we have present simple or simple present and we have present continuous. As an example: "She eats lunch." is present simple. This is something she does every day. So if I wanted to report or write down this, write this down, I would use reported speech. So: "She eats lunch." My present simple, what I'm going to do is I'm going to take my verb "eats", and change it to past simple. So, present simple verb we're going to change to past simple. I would say: "She said she ate lunch." In this sentence, "eat" is present simple; in the reported speech, "ate" is my past simple. So, present simple changes to past simple in reported speech. If I have a present continuous example, this means something the person is doing now... For example: "He is painting." So he's an artist, he's got a paint brush and some paint, and he's painting. We have to change this to past continuous. So, if we have "is painting", all we have to do to make this past continuous is change it to "was painting". Present continuous to past continuous, the only thing that changes is our "to be" verb changes from present to past. "He said he was painting." Moving right along. Or moving back, back to the future. We have present perfect. An example of a present perfect sentence: "He", sorry. "They had a shower." It's about time; they smell a lot. So, if we wanted to report this or write this down, we would say... Oh, he said... He... Sorry: "They have had". This is strange, "have had". Check this out. Present perfect is going to change to past perfect. So: "They have had", if we change it to past perfect, we have to change it to "had had". Ronnie, "had had"? Is that true? Yes. This is right. So, present perfect, "have had", changes to "had" plus PP: "had had". So: "They said they had had a shower." And it's about time, because they're pretty smelly. The next one: past simple. For example: "He took my photo." In this sentence, your verb is "took". This is a past. So, past simple, present perfect, both of these we have to change to, again, past perfect. So we're going to change this to: "They said he had taken my photo." And the last one, past perfect, don't change it. It's cool. It's already done. Past perfect you have to change to past perfect, so you don't have to change the grammar in this sentence. -"They had had a dog." -"They said they had had"-that's crazy again, but it's true-"a dog." So, if you have a past sentence, present perfect, simple past, or past perfect, all of these are going to be changed to past perfect. That's easier. "Had" plus the past participle. You okay? Moving on to the future. We have two future tenses in English. Future simple or simple future, which is going to be "will", and we have future "going to". Simple future: "She will go." Future "going to": "They are going to play football with their new shoes." Do you play football? Future simple: "She will go", all we're going to do is change the verb or the modal "will" to "would". So it's going to change to: "She would go". That's cool. "Will" changes to "would". That's easy.
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