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Improve your Vocabulary: 8 better ways to say “I don’t know” Improve your Vocabulary: 8 better ways to say “I don’t know”
5 months ago En
When someone asks you something and you don’t know the answer, it’s okay to admit that you don’t know. But you can respond with more than “I don’t know” – you can use richer vocabulary, you can be more polite, or you can offer to help. In this lesson, I’ll give you 8 ways you can respond in English when you don’t know the answer. You’ll learn expressions such as “I’d be happy to...”, “Before I can answer...”, “Honestly, I have no idea”, “If I knew, I would...”, and more. Start having better English conversations by learning and using these expressions. Take the quiz to make sure you understood the lesson! https://www.engvid.com/8-better-ways-to-say-i-dont-know/ Next, watch these lessons on how to learn and remember vocabulary! How to Remember Vocabulary https://youtu.be/JuoqE2lpRUM Conversation Skills - Learn new words and keep a conversation going! https://youtu.be/MBbAjOrMQB8
PHRASAL VERBS to talk about what you do every morning PHRASAL VERBS to talk about what you do every morning
6 months ago En
What do you do every morning? I will teach you phrasal verbs to talk about your morning routine in English. This is a great way for you to learn some of the most common English phrasal verbs. Sadly, I often hear English learners make mistakes with these basic sentences. So this lesson is for you to learn important phrasal verbs and how we use them. This will help you speak correctly about things you do every day. Test yourself by taking the quiz: https://www.engvid.com/phrasal-verbs-morning-routine/ More of my PHRASAL VERBS videos: Transportation vocabulary & phrasal verbs https://youtu.be/qhQ1_Y5l2Qk BBQ phrasal verbs https://youtu.be/fPQWFivJVyw
Learn English Phrasal Verbs: BBQ! “light up”, “put out”, “flip over”, “scrape down”... Learn English Phrasal Verbs: BBQ! “light up”, “put out”, “flip over”, “scrape down”...
7 months ago En
Come slap your sausage on my grill and learn some English phrasal verbs with me! In North America, we LOVE having barbecues. We love them so much that we have at least four ways to spell them: barbecue, barbeque, BBQ, bar-b-q, and probably some more! There are so many phrasal verbs that we use at a BBQ: “flip over the burgers”, “throw out the garbage”, “put out the fire”, “scrape down the grill”, and many, many more. In this English class, I’ll teach you these phrasal verbs as well as some other vocabulary and expressions and some cultural tips about going to a barbecue in North America. LIGHT IT UP! https://www.engvid.com/learn-english-phrasal-verbs-bbq More FOOD lessons to watch next: English Slang: fresh from the bakery! https://youtu.be/kIMHyaagJWw 11 PIG expressions in English https://youtu.be/WQKR6abEdEk
ZOOM Meeting Tips: What to do and what not to do! ZOOM Meeting Tips: What to do and what not to do!
8 months ago En
Have a meeting on Zoom, Skype, Teams, Meet, or some other videoconferencing app? These days, they are a lot more common than they used to be! I’ll give you all my best tips for having a meeting or interview online. You might thing some of these tips are obvious, but these are all based on my own experience – the mistakes are ones I’ve seen people make in calls. Make sure you don’t make them! We’ll talk about your clothes, your pets, your family, your microphone, your body language, and more. Take the quiz on this lesson at https://www.engvid.com/zoom-meeting-tips/ For private lessons with Ronnie, go to https://englishwithronnie.com/ Watch next: Conversation Skills: DON'T BE SHY! https://youtu.be/-W_rB9xWfYk Job interview skills - DOs and DON'Ts https://youtu.be/kNCsBACZzDA
Learn 8 Phrasal Verbs for opening: pop open, peel off, flip up... Learn 8 Phrasal Verbs for opening: pop open, peel off, flip up...
8 months ago En
When we speak about simple things in English, we use many different phrasal verbs. In this lesson, you will learn 8 common phrasal verbs we use to talk about opening things. If you’re a beginner, you can just say “open”, but if you want to use English the way that native speakers do, learn these easy phrasal verbs and you’ll sound much more fluent. We crack open a beer, bust into a bag of chips, flip up a cap, and more. After watching, bust into the quiz at https://www.engvid.com/8-phrasal-verbs-for-opening/ More of my phrasal verb lessons to watch next: Phrasal Verbs & Expressions with OVER https://youtu.be/3iJR8jCazzk 10 Phrasal Verbs with CHECK https://youtu.be/Htz1GECevdkt
STOP giving advice in English! STOP giving advice in English!
10 months ago En
Should you give advice? Do you want advice? In this lesson I’ll talk a little bit about how to give advice. Then, I’ll give you many expressions you can say to people if you don’t want their advice! These expressions are casual and many of them are slang. These are perfect to use with your friends, but don’t use them in formal situations. These can also come in handy if someone online tries to tell you what to do. Ronnie hates that! Take the quiz at https://www.engvid.com/stop-giving-advice-in-english/ Watch next: Conversation Skills: How to avoid a conversation https://youtu.be/BTJfPMRyaxg Conversation Skills: DON'T BE SHY! https://youtu.be/-W_rB9xWfYk
How has the quarantine changed life and society? How has the quarantine changed life and society?
10 months ago En
#StayHome #LearnEnglish #WithMe The COVID-19 pandemic has affected the lives of everyone on Earth. In this video, I talk about some of the ways the pandemic and quarantine has changed life and society. I also talk about what you can do to make the most of this time. Maybe society can also make some good changes as a result of everything that’s happening. Stay safe, healthy, and try to stay positive. https://www.engvid.com/quarantine-life-society/
How to use “GET” like a native English speaker How to use “GET” like a native English speaker
11 months ago En
Want to improve your conversational English? Use this easy word to sound like a native speaker! When we speak casually in English, we replace many verbs with the verb “get”. If you ever use English in social situations, doing this will make your spoken English sound so much more natural! The best part about making this change, is that you probably already know how to use the verb “get”. In this lesson, I’ll teach you some of the most common verbs you can replace with “get”. Then take the quiz at https://www.engvid.com/how-to-use-get-like-a-native-english-speaker/ Watch next: How to speak naturally in English: reduction mistakes https://youtu.be/kudiYRUhSFI Conversation Skills: DON'T BE SHY! https://youtu.be/-W_rB9xWfYk
Learn English vocabulary from French: foie gras, du jour, faux pas... Learn English vocabulary from French: foie gras, du jour, faux pas...
2 years ago En
You might have noticed that English likes to steal words from other languages. Latin, German, Greek, and even French are victims of English theft! In this vocabulary lesson, I will teach you some of the many French words that exist in the English language. I will show you the meaning of words like “foie gras”, “hors d’oeuvre”, “du jour”, “faux pas”, “crème brûlée”, “café au lait”, “eau de toilette”, and more. These are commonly used by native English speakers even though they are taken from French. I will also demonstrate the correct pronunciation, which may be different than you think. Test your understanding with the quiz: https://www.engvid.com/learn-english-vocabulary-from-french/ More pronunciation videos to watch: Talk like a native speaker - GONNA, HAVETA, WANNA https://youtu.be/IJPdR7Kbl9k How to pronounce "U" in English - https://youtu.be/21b69Q-9S6c
Learn about North American culture: Hygiene Learn about North American culture: Hygiene
2 years ago En
Here is an essential lesson for all you dirty, smelly people out there. It’s called “basic hygiene”. Use it! Master the simple steps of basic hygiene, and it will help you make more friends, guaranteed! In this video, I will teach you all about the basics of hygiene in North America. There are simple rules you need to follow, like brushing your teeth, wearing deodorant, bathing, and cleaning your clothes. I will teach you what the “sniff test” is. I will also explain just how much perfume or cologne is sufficient. All of us can benefit from knowing these basic life skills, so be sure to watch the lesson, and do the quiz afterwards. You might say that this is all the same where you come from... okay, cool! But remember that you are not everyone. Smell you later, alligator! Take the quiz: https://www.engvid.com/north-american-culture-hygiene/ Watch next: BATHROOM vocabulary! https://youtu.be/ChwuD-_jOSM
How to GET A JOB in North America How to GET A JOB in North America
2 years ago En
Looking for a job in North America is not easy, but I have tips to help you. In this lesson, I will talk about job hunting and the steps to follow to do it right. I will teach you about what to include and not include on your resume. For example, it might surprise you to know that it is not usually acceptable to include a photo with your resume in North America. We will also talk about the purpose of a cover letter and how to write a good one. Then, I will give you tips for the interview process. I will show you how to get the most out of your job negotiations, like more money and benefits. So if you are looking for employment or plan to look for a job, this class is for you! Good luck in your search! Take the quiz on this lesson at https://www.engvid.com/how-to-get-a-job-in-north-america/ WATCH NEXT: 1. Job Interview Skills - Questions & Answers https://youtu.be/iqeghm8Uut8 2. What to say at your job interview https://youtu.be/hcyKWsEL2XM
I HATE English! Surprising plurals and singulars ???? I HATE English! Surprising plurals and singulars ????
2 years ago En
Plurals in English have an ‘s’ at the end of the word, right? Not always! You are going to be surprised at all the words that are plurals that don’t have an ‘s’. For example, “people”, “teeth”, “children”, “men” and “women” are always plural. On the other hand, many words look like they might be plurals but are not. For example, “everybody”, “everyone”, and “nobody” are singular. In this grammar lesson, I will cover all these words and more, and you will have a better understanding of which words in English are plural and which words are singular. We will also talk about uncountable nouns, which are words that cannot be counted with numbers even though there may be many of them. Take the quiz on this lesson at https://www.engvid.com/surprising-plurals-and-singulars/
EASY ENGLISH VOCABULARY for Spanish & Portuguese Speakers EASY ENGLISH VOCABULARY for Spanish & Portuguese Speakers
2 years ago En
If you already speak Spanish, Portuguese, or another Latin language, you are in luck because English borrows a lot of words from Latin origins! Not to mention you already use the same alphabet as English, which makes it a whole lot easier! In this lesson, I’m going to talk about word friends, which are words that look very similar or identical to English words but are pronounced differently. For example, “idea” in Spanish is spelled the same as in English, but it is pronounced differently. The word “necesario” in Spanish is similar to its English word friend “necessary”, but notice there are a few letters that are different. Other word friends we will cover in this lesson include “calma/calm”, “decente/decent”, “honesto/honest”, “julio/July, “necesario/necessary”, “oliva/olive”, and more. In total, there will be 21 word pairs for you to learn, one for almost every letter of the alphabet. But you will have to watch the lesson to hear the difference in pronunciation! So be sure to watch and do the quiz afterwar
Learn Real English: How to talk about your PERIOD Learn Real English: How to talk about your PERIOD
2 years ago En
MENSTRUATION! Now that I have your attention, I want to chat about this for a moment. Let's face it: talking about your period can be awkward. It's especially hard if you're in an English-speaking country and your textbook and English classes never taught you the vocabulary of this topic! Thankfully, if you have the correct vocabulary, you will be able to express yourself clearly and easily. This lesson is all about menstruation, which is also called your period. Like the punctuation mark, but definitely not the same thing! You will learn some vocabulary related to menstruation and its symptoms, such as "bloating", "cramps", "cravings", "PMS", and more. You will also learn the difference between pads, tampons, and cups, which are sanitary products women with menstruation can use to help deal with the bleeding. Take the quiz on this lesson at https://www.engvid.com/how-to-talk-about-your-period/
English Vocabulary: hmm, huh, ouch, wow, aww, uhh… (interjections) English Vocabulary: hmm, huh, ouch, wow, aww, uhh… (interjections)
2 years ago En
Ahem! Can I have your attention, please? Have you ever thought about how you express your emotions? Do you use emojis? Emojis are little images of faces that express emotions in picture form. They are cute and useful for texting friends. But I’ve got news for you. You can’t use emojis when you are talking! So in this lesson, I will teach you how to use interjections to express your feelings and emotions in English. For example, we use “Wow!” when we want to express surprise, wonder, pleasure, or enthusiasm. We use “Oops!” to express that we’ve made a mistake. And we use “Eww!” to express dislike or disgust. Interjections are powerful because they allow you to express your mood in a single word. You will learn more than 20 common interjections that you can use every day to express yourself, like “huh”, “ouch”, “aww”, “meh”, “yahoo”, “phew”, and more. Some of these may be similar or different from interjections in your own native language. Be sure to test yourself by doing the quiz at https://www.engvid.com/eng
Learn English vocabulary with the alphabet: I is for “eye”, T is for “tea”... Learn English vocabulary with the alphabet: I is for “eye”, T is for “tea”...
2 years ago En
Did you ever notice that some letters in the English alphabet sound like words? How can a letter be a word? Well, think about it, and you will find that some letters sound like words. For example, the letter B sounds like “bee”, the name of a yellow and black insect that makes honey. The letter T sounds like the drink “tea”. Today’s lesson is all about the homophones that we find in the alphabet. Homophones are words that sound the same but are spelled differently. I will go over the ABCs with you and point out homophones that are hidden in the letters. After watching, complete the quiz to check if you understood the lesson. After that, it will be your job to find the rest of the homophones that I missed in the alphabet and share them in the comments! https://www.engvid.com/
Learn 10 English Expressions with NOSE! Learn 10 English Expressions with NOSE!
2 years ago En
There are many expressions in English that are based on body parts. Today, we are going to focus on the nose, that dirty lump of skin and boogers in the middle of your face! In this lesson, you will learn ten expressions that use the word “nose” in some way. We will talk about the meaning of being “nosey”, “to keep your nose clean”, “to turn your nose up at something”, “to follow your nose”, “to nose around”, and more. You will see how some of these have a positive meaning and some have a negative meaning. And if you “keep your nose to the grindstone” and do the quiz after watching, you will be able to say that you really “have a nose” for nose expressions! https://www.engvid.com/learn-10-english-nose-expressions/
Learn 17 homophone pairs in English: be/bee, know/no, hear/here… Learn 17 homophone pairs in English: be/bee, know/no, hear/here…
2 years ago En
Homophones are words that have the same pronunciation but completely different meanings. For example, “be” and “bee” sound exactly the same, but the first is a verb, and the second is the name of an insect. Because the pronunciation is identical, we rely on context and spelling to understand the word. The best way to remember homophones is to practice them. You’ve come to the right place! In this lesson, I will teach you 17 pairs of homophones. Each pair will have a verb, like “hear”, “be”, “wait”, “chews”, “bare”, “hire”. And for each verb, there will be a homophone that means something completely different. Together, we will try to make funny word games, which we call “puns” or “dad jokes”. Watch the video and then share your best puns and dad jokes in the comments! Take the quiz for this video at https://www.engvid.com/learn-17-homophone-pairs-in-english/
When & when NOT to use “MAKE” in English When & when NOT to use “MAKE” in English
2 years ago Ru En
Some verbs are used in different contexts in English. For example, the verb “make” can be used in many contexts, such as when you create something, when you choose something or come to a decision, and even when you kiss someone! With all these usages, it may be confusing for you to understand when and when not to use the verb “make”. In this lesson, I will teach you exactly when you can and cannot use the verb “make”, so that you get it right every time. After watching, solidify your knowledge by doing the quiz at https://www.engvid.com/when-when-not-to-use-make-in-english/ Yes, solidify!
INTERNET DATING SLANG: hook up, sexting, Netflix & chill... INTERNET DATING SLANG: hook up, sexting, Netflix & chill...
2 years ago En
Want to hook up? You’ll need to know the slang used on dating apps. I’m here to help. In this very important, very serious lesson, I will teach you some slang and acronyms commonly used in the world of Internet dating. You will learn the meaning of words like “ghosting”, “breadcrumbing”, “benching”, “Netflix & chill”, “hook up”, “catfishing”, “sexting”, and more. I will also give you a list of acronyms to describe yourself on your profile. For example, you may say you are a “AGM, N/S, D&D free, and looking for LTR”. Watch the lesson to find out what this means, and be sure to describe yourself in acronyms in the comments below! If you’re taking the IELTS, why not get laid first? Take the quiz for this lseson at https://www.engvid.com/internet-dating-slang/
English Heteronyms: Different words that look the same! English Heteronyms: Different words that look the same!
2 years ago En
Heteronyms are words that are spelled the same way but have different pronunciations and meanings. Since they look the same, it is particularly tricky to know how to pronounce them because you need to be aware of their context. For example, the heteronym “close” has two different meanings and pronunciations in the following sentences: “We live close” and “Close the door.” In this English lesson, I will teach you many other heteronyms you need to know, like “bass”, “present”, “refuse”, “wind”, “bow”, and more. There are no particular rules to determine their pronunciation, and they vary in function, some being verbs, nouns, and adjectives. So watch this lesson to learn some useful English heteronyms, and do the quiz at https://www.engvid.com/english-heteronyms-different-words-that-look-the-same/ to test your memory. TRANSCRIPT Heteronyms, heteronyms, heteronyms. Heteronyms; this is a word, and it has a meaning. Heteronyms. It's spelt strangely on the board; that's the correct spelling, but the word is "heter
Learn 20+ words to talk about personality & character in English Learn 20+ words to talk about personality & character in English
2 years ago En
Did you know that depending on what order you were born, you and your brothers and sisters have predictable personalities? In this lesson, I will teach you about birth order, which is the theory that if you were born first, second, or last, you will have certain positive and negative traits. For example, are you a "mama's boy"? Or maybe you are the type to be jealous for attention. If you were born last, it may be that you are a daredevil and a bit manipulative. The middle child tends to feels inadequate and competitive. Watch the lesson, and do the quiz at https://www.engvid.com/personality-character-birth-order/ to learn the vocabulary associated with birth order. In the process, you will also learn a lot about yourself! TRANSCRIPT It's a beautiful day in the neighbourhood. I'm Ronnie. I'm not Mr. Rogers. I'm going to teach you something today that's I think kind of interesting, and I would like to know your opinion; if you agree or disagree with this theory. This is a psychological theory. Let's dive int
English Vocabulary & Slang: SCORE!!! English Vocabulary & Slang: SCORE!!!
2 years ago En
Watch to learn the MANY uses of the word ‘score’ in English. I’ll teach you the different meanings of this one versatile word, which can be a noun, a verb, or even an adjective. If you already know these, watch on because I’ll also show you some surprising slang uses of the same word. They involve s#x and dr$gs. Do I have your attention now? Scooooore!!! How well did you understand the lesson? Take the quiz: https://www.engvid.com/english-vocabulary-slang-score/ TRANSCRIPT Score! You just found this lesson, and this lesson is on "score". And you're probably confused: Why did I just say: "Score"? Because I say it all the time. I use this when I find something that's cool or good. So, for example, if I am walking down the street and I see-dunh-dunh-dunh-dunh-20 dollars, I go: "Score!" because I found something. "Score" is a word that has many meanings, and I'm going to teach you what they mean in slang-yes-and also what they mean in regular, everyday language. But slang is more fun, so let's start with the
Fun English: 16 HOMOPHONES & Past Simple Verbs Fun English: 16 HOMOPHONES & Past Simple Verbs
3 years ago En
Homophones are words that are spelled differently but sound exactly the same. For example, “the red book” and “the read book” sound the same, but they mean completely different things. To understand the meaning of the word, you need to rely on context or spelling. There are hundreds of homophones in English, and in today’s lesson, I will teach you eight pairs of them, so 16 words in total. You will notice that each pair is made up of one past simple verb and one other word with a different function. I will teach you the difference between “rode” and “road”, “passed” and “past”, “wore” and “war”, “blew” and “blue”, “threw” and “through”, “ate” and “eight”, and “made” and “maid”. I will explain their meaning and give you examples. By the end of the lesson, you will know how to differentiate the past simple verbs from their homophone counterparts. After watching, make sure you take the quiz at https://www.engvid.com/16-homophones-past-simple-verbs/ and watch my other lesson on Homophones and Part Participle Verb
Learn English: 17 HOMOPHONES & Past Participles Learn English: 17 HOMOPHONES & Past Participles
3 years ago En
Homophones are words that have the same pronunciation but are written differently. To understand the meaning of the word, you need to rely on context or spelling. In today’s lesson, I will teach you eight sets of homophones. You will notice that each set is made up of one past participle and one word or more with a different function. A past participle is a word used with a past verb to express something that is passive. For example, in “it was sent”, the word “sent” is a past participle, and “was” is the verb. I will teach you the difference between “won” and “one”, “heard” and “herd”, “taught” and “tot”, “bred” and “bread”, “sent”, “scent”, and “cent”, “been” and “bean”, “caught” and “cot”, and “grown” and “groan”. I will explain their meaning, and I’ll give examples. Don’t forget to do the quiz after watching to make sure you understood the material. https://www.engvid.com/17-homophones-past-participles/ TRANSCRIPT Hi, guys. I want to teach you something that I think is fucking amazing: they're homophone
How to communicate effectively & GET RESULTS! How to communicate effectively & GET RESULTS!
3 years ago En
Do you want to be more effective at making others do what you want them to do? This lesson is for you! The way that you speak with others is important, because it can affect their behavior, especially if you are in a position of authority. If you are too direct, others may not be receptive to you, and they may not listen or do what you ask for. But if you use a better way of communicating, you will be able to motivate and encourage others in a positive way. Directness in communication is also cultural, so if you come from a culture that tends to be more direct and aggressive than we are in North America, you may be surprised when your communication is not well-received here. Are you not getting the results you need from your employees or even your children? I will teach you communication methods that will help you influence others in a positive way. Feel free to ask questions in the comments, and then describe your success stories so we can all learn new ways to communicate effectively. https://www.engvid.com
Speak English like a North American: 4 Pronunciation Rules for the Letter T Speak English like a North American: 4 Pronunciation Rules for the Letter T
3 years ago En
Everyone has an accent. If you want to sound more like a native English speaker, you need to work on your pronunciation. I am from Canada, and I have a particular accent, too. Today, I will teach you four rules to help you pronounce words that have the letter T in them. This is the way Canadians and many Americans pronounce this letter. There are hard T sounds and soft T sounds. There are Ts that sound like Ds, and there are Ts that sound like a stopped sound. So many Ts! Don’t worry, though, because after watching this lesson, you will be an expert. Take the quiz at https://www.engvid.com/speak-english-pronunciation-t/ . TRANSCRIPT Hi. My name's Ronnie, and I have a bottle of water. What? So, sometimes when I go to a restaurant and I order water, people don't understand me. I'm in Canada, I'm speaking English, and I said: "Water", and they look at me strange. And I go: -"Oh, you know? Water?" -"Oh, water. Yes, water." -"No, no. It's water." It's a t, right? W-a-t-e-r. This, in Canada, we call a bottle of w
What’s the difference between GET & TAKE? What’s the difference between GET & TAKE?
3 years ago En Ru
Do we say “get mail” or “take mail”? How about “get a pill” or “take a pill”? The verbs “to get” and “to take” can be easily misused because they seem so similar. But one of them is passive, and the other is an active verb. In this English grammar lesson, I will explain the difference between “get” and “take”, and I’ll give you examples of how to use them. After watching, you will know exactly which of the two verbs to use in any situation. Bonus: If you watch until the end, I’ll teach you a slang expression that is an exception to the rule. After the lesson, take the quiz at: https://www.engvid.com/get-or-take/ TRANSCRIPT Hi, there. My name's Ronnie. Are you confused? I'm confused a lot. But, I mean, about English, because this is what you're here for. I'm going to teach you today about two confusing verbs that maybe, after this lesson, will not be confusing. Yes! The two verbs that are very confusing in English are "get" and "take"; or "got" in the past tense and "took". So, you might be translating from
Learn 8 Expressions in English with ‘Tongue’ Learn 8 Expressions in English with ‘Tongue’
3 years ago En
In this lesson, I will teach you eight expressions in English that have to do with your tongue. The tongue is a funny pink organ in your mouth that allows you to taste delicious food and other tongues. Though we know it as a part of the body, we also use the word “tongue” in several expressions in English. Here are some examples: “Has the cat got your tongue?”, “silver tongue”, “bite your tongue”, “on the tip of my tongue”, and “speak in tongues”. The eight expressions you will learn in this video are commonly used by native English speakers. You might have even seen or heard them in movies, books, and in conversation. English may not be your mother tongue, but learning new expressions is a great way to improve your speaking and comprehension. After the lesson, test your understanding with the quiz at https://www.engvid.com/8-tongue-expressions/ . TRANSCRIPT Hi. You know what this is? This is a "tongue". Do you have a tongue? I hope so. If you didn't, you couldn't talk. Today I'm going to teach you some ex
Sound more natural in English: CHA, CHA, CHA! Sound more natural in English: CHA, CHA, CHA!
3 years ago En
Learn how we smash some words in English together, making a “CHA” sound. If you try to say these words the way they are written, you will sound unnatural or extremely formal. You need to learn how native English speakers collapse sounds and words in everyday speech. We don’t spell these phrases with “cha”, but we do pronounce them that way. To help you perfect your pronunciation and sound more natural, I will teach you six instances of the “cha” sound in English in the following common phrases: get you, got you, bet you, don’t you, what are you, and want you. Learning these will help you sound more like a native English speaker, so “whatcha” waiting for? Take the quiz at https://www.engvid.com/sound-more-natural-in-english-cha ! NEXT: Watch my video on a trick you can use to pronounce vowels in English: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eub0Q2KzV-I TRANSCRIPT Do you like to listen to music? I like to listen to music. And a really good way to learn English is by listening to music, because it'll help you und
6 Tips to INCREASE MOTIVATION & ACHIEVE GOALS 6 Tips to INCREASE MOTIVATION & ACHIEVE GOALS
3 years ago En
Are you feeling overwhelmed by all the work you need to do in school and life? You are not alone! Most students encounter obstacles that affect their motivation to succeed. In this video, we will talk about your lack of motivation in your quest to learn English. I will give you six strategies to help you reverse the negative energy in your life. We will talk about the best way to set up goals, how to get your friends and family involved in helping you, and how to train your brain to want to succeed. Don’t let life get you down. Instead, watch this lesson, and never, never, never give up! Take the quiz on this lesson: https://www.engvid.com/6-tips-to-increase-motivation-achieve-goals NEXT: Watch my video about what to say when you make a mistake: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ohPeGjHG21M TRANSCRIPT Never, ever give up learning English, unless maybe you don't want to - then, don't. I'm not here to tell you what to do, but I mean... Blah. But my name is Ronnie, and I'm going to tell you what not to do. I'm
10 Phrasal Verbs with CHECK: check in, check out, check for... 10 Phrasal Verbs with CHECK: check in, check out, check for...
3 years ago En
When you add a preposition to a verb, you get a phrasal verb, which allows you to express much more than with just the verb itself. In this lesson, I will teach you ten phrasal verbs that use the verb “check”. Examples include “check in”, “check out”, “check for”, “check with”, and more. Some of these have several meanings, too. If you’ve ever wondered why we “check in” at a hotel but “check into” a hospital, this lesson is for you. Check this lesson off your list, and then practice all these phrasal verbs by doing the quiz at https://www.engvid.com/10-check-phrasal-verbs/ . TRANSCRIPT And I'm back with the torture of phrasal verbs. I know everyone hates phrasal verbs; I hate them, too, because there're so many of them. They're confusing, but cool; I'm going to teach them to you. My name's Ronnie, and I am going to make you check out this lesson. So, today's lesson is phrasal verbs of "check". So, we have, first of all, the construction of a phrasal verb. A phrasal verb is a verb with a preposition, or two
My secret English vowel pronunciation trick! My secret English vowel pronunciation trick!
3 years ago En Ru
How do you know if a word in English is pronounced with the long vowel sound or the short vowel sound? For example, “cut” and “cute” are pronounced differently, but which one has the long u sound? It may seem obvious with a short, familiar word, but what if you encounter a new word that you have never seen before? There is a quick an easy trick I have found that will give you the right answer most of the time. Watch this lesson to learn one pronunciation trick that will change your life! Then take the quiz at https://www.engvid.com/long-short-vowels-pronunciation-trick/ . WATCH NEXT: 1. TURN NOUNS & VERBS INTO ADJECTIVES: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JSXHFAAM_xU&t=0s&list=PLpLRk365gbPb1TnZNvDIuXP3tDeIcu8kB&index=51 2. HOW TO PRONOUNCE J & Y IN ENGLISH: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bdk1UBDsgNQ&t=0s&list=PLpLRk365gbPb1TnZNvDIuXP3tDeIcu8kB&index=60 TRANSCRIPT Buh-clue. Hi. I'm Ronnie. I have something that... Oh my god, this is amazing. Honestly, this lesson will change your life. It changed my life wh
Which gym animal are you? Which gym animal are you?
3 years ago En
Today, on EngVid Animal Planet, we are tracking the animals that live at the gym. You might have seen some of them. Some groan and moan by the free weights, and some burrow in the yoga mats. Some hoard all the equipment in their struggle for survival. But none comes close to the king of the jungle, the top of the food chain, who proudly wears the latest sporty gear to pose for Instagram selfies. Discover the wild world of gym animals with Ronnie, your safari guide for today's culture & vocabulary lesson. Take the quiz at https://www.engvid.com/what-gym-animal-are-you/ TRANSCRIPT Hi. I'm Ronnie. Do you go to the gym? Did you know that at the gym there are different animals that are there? You think we're all humans, but I don't know what happens - as soon as you go to the gym, all of a sudden these different animals come out and start doing crazy animal things. This lesson is especially for Carol; thanks for all your help. Love you, girl. This is for you. What kind of animal are you at the gym? The most po
PRONUNCIATION of English Words with an -ON Ending PRONUNCIATION of English Words with an -ON Ending
3 years ago En
"Bacon", "salmon", "luncheon", "fusion", and "pigeon" all have an -on ending in common. But just by looking at these words, you cannot guess their pronunciation. That's why I have put together a list of over 20 words that end in -on whose pronunciations are not obvious. In this lesson, I will teach you how to pronounce all these words, and I will give you a phonetic spelling for each. It will also be a good vocabulary review since I will tell you what each word means. It's important to pronounce -on words correctly if you want to be properly understood by native speakers. https://www.engvid.com/pronunciation-on-ending/ TRANSCRIPT Good afternoon. Good morning. My name's Ronnie. I'm going to teach you how to... Get focus on the camera, okay? I'm going to teach you some very important pronunciation. Pronunciation, pronunciation. And the point of me teaching you this is-magic-how to sound more natural when you speak English. So, you understand; you know that pronunciation in English, I think is the most difficu
♥ ♥ ♥ 16 Common English LOVE Expressions ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ 16 Common English LOVE Expressions ♥ ♥ ♥
3 years ago En
If you like someone, you might want to let that person know. Or maybe you are already in a relationship and want to talk about it with your friends. To help you express yourself, watch this lesson all about expressions and slang to do with love and relationships. I will teach you sayings like "have a crush on someone", "play hard to get", "hook up", "tie the knot", and more. These are commonly used expressions by native English speakers. Be sure to watch because I will also give you my advice on good and bad behavior in dating. BEHAVE YOURSELVES or Ronnie will get mad! Take the quiz at https://www.engvid.com/16-common-english-expressions-love-relationships/ TRANSCRIPT Hi. Sending out love to all the corners of the world. This lesson is about expressions-some of them slang-about love and relationships in English. Love to everyone out there; thank you. My name's Ronnie and I'm going to teach you some slang. I'm going to teach you some expressions that we use all the time. Maybe you know the first one: "cru
English Grammar: MUST & HAVE TO English Grammar: MUST & HAVE TO
3 years ago En
Do we say "I must do my homework" or "I have to do my homework"? In English, we use "must" and "have to" to express a strong rule or law. In this grammar lesson, I will teach you about the modal verbs "must" and "have to" in both their negative and positive forms. In the positive form, their function is the same, but their subject-verb agreement is different. In the negative form, we use "don't have to" to talk about options or advice. You must watch the video to get the full explanation with examples. You don't have to do the quiz, but I strongly recommend you do: https://www.engvid.com/english-grammar-must-have-to/ #engvid #LearnEnglish #EnglishGrammar Next, watch this video about a very common mistake in English, forgetting to use the 's': https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vf861z0MuMc&index=45&list=PLpLRk365gbPaY0U_9zYYRY5JmStMZ9NSI TRANSCRIPT You must watch this lesson. You just have to watch this lesson. It's really important, because it'll help you, and it's confusing in English. Actually, you don't h
Culture & Vocabulary: Major religions of the world Culture & Vocabulary: Major religions of the world
3 years ago En
Learn about the major religions of the world. I will teach you about the beliefs and practices of Christianity, Islam, Hinduism, and Buddhism. These are the four religions in the world with the most followers. We will talk about the history, prophets, rituals, gods, differences, and similarities between all of these religions. You will not only learn about major world cultures, but we will also look at plenty of English vocabulary related to religions. Bonus: I will share with you my own religious beliefs. This lesson is meant for educational purposes, not debate. So watch with an open mind, and then do the quiz at https://www.engvid.com/culture-vocabulary-major-religions/ to see how much of the material you understood and remember. TRANSCRIPT Hi, guys. I got a secret to tell ya. Do you have a religion? Yeah? Most people do. I don't. I am what is called "agnostic". "Agnostic" means I do not believe in a god. Do you want to turn the video off because you're offended by my religious views? Go ahead, but you'r
WISH & HOPE: What's the difference? WISH & HOPE: What's the difference?
3 years ago En
In your language, the verbs "hope" and "wish" might be very similar or the same. However, in English, they are used in different ways. To clear up the confusion between the two verbs, watch this lesson on "hope" and "wish". I will teach you their definitions and how to use them with proper grammar. I'll show you how to combine these two verbs with the simple past and past present to talk about your goals and dreams. So don't just wish you understood; watch the video to make it happen, then take the quiz at https://www.engvid.com/english-vocabulary-wish-hope/ to test yourself! TRANSCRIPT I have a dream. I had a dream. I have a wish. I have a hope. I'm going to teach you the difference between two words in English that are confusing, probably be... Because in your language, the words are very similar; if not, used the same. Portuguese, for example. These words are: "wish" versus "hope". Dunh-dunh-dunh-dunh. The challenge is to figure out how they're different. So, "wish" and "hope" are both verbs, and they'r
Learn English Grammar: Superlative Adjectives Learn English Grammar: Superlative Adjectives
4 years ago En
Superlatives are the ultimate adjectives. They are used to express the supreme form of an adjective. For example, "the best" and "the most beautiful" are both superlative adjectives. Whether we use "the most" or the ending "-est" depends on the adjective itself. In this English grammar lesson, I will teach you the rules that apply to superlatives. There are, however, some exceptions to the rules that you need to know. Don't make the mistake of saying "the bestest" or "the most beautifulest". Watch this video and do the quiz to understand all the rules and their exceptions. https://www.engvid.com/english-grammar-superlative-adjectives/ TRANSCRIPT Doo-doo-doo-doo. Today I'm going to teach you about something that's super: Superlatives. Are you a bit confused about superlatives? Don't worry, I'm here to teach you. Superlatives. Now, understand I'm teaching you with adjectives, not adverbs, because that's a whole other lesson. So, superlatives as adjectives - they're the best. We don't say: "They're the goodes
Vocabulary & Tips to SAVE MONEY Vocabulary & Tips to SAVE MONEY
4 years 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
SLANG words using 'bug' in English SLANG words using 'bug' in English
4 years 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
English Grammar: AUXILIARY VERBS – be, do, have English Grammar: AUXILIARY VERBS – be, do, have
4 years 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
Learn this English slang for 2018: go-to, hit it, rock up Learn this English slang for 2018: go-to, hit it, rock up
4 years 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 ha
Have SAFE SEX with Ronnie! Have SAFE SEX with Ronnie!
4 years 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
IELTS Reading: Read faster & remember more IELTS Reading: Read faster & remember more
4 years 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
My English tips for Portuguese speakers My English tips for Portuguese speakers
4 years 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
Real English: Taking care of your pet DOG! Real English: Taking care of your pet DOG!
4 years 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. W
Phrasal Verbs of SEX Phrasal Verbs of SEX
4 years ago Ru En
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 t
False Friends: English mistakes that Spanish speakers make False Friends: English mistakes that Spanish speakers make
4 years 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 peop
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