JamesESL English Lessons (engVid)
If you TRY, you can do anything! It's always been my belief that you cannot put information in other people's heads. If you find a way to show them something, they can use their own intelligence to learn. This is my approach to teaching, trying to be both informative while allowing the students to find their own way of learning. I've spent the last 12 years teaching in various capacities. I've taught martial arts to kids and developed a curriculum that was geared specifically to enhance their development. I spent several years working with children suffering from autism and Asperger's -- trying to help them learn to deal with the world around them and to learn from their environment. Finally, it was while helping a child that I was asked to work at the Toronto School Board. While I was there, I helped out with kids who were learning English, and my love of teaching ESL began.

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Learn common English expressions... that come from shoes?! Learn common English expressions... that come from shoes?!
5 days ago En
Lace up, and get ready to learn some new English expressions and idioms that come from the vocabulary of shoes! As with most idioms, these shoe expressions have unexpected and unpredictable meanings. Don't worry -- they're not just about shoes. In fact, some of these expressions are used to talk about very common and everyday situations, so you will encounter them often in English conversation, shows, and books. I will teach you the meaning of sayings like "arch-villain", "sole purpose", "laced with something", "stepping out in style", and more. If you are on a "shoestring budget", don't forget to complete the free quiz at https://www.engvid.com/learn-english-expressions-shoes/ after watching this free video! Take your English learning further today and watch these two videos next: 1. 12 ways to use body parts as verbs: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fT-sMGYMB5g&index=6&list=PL1MxVBsQo85pZXMyUuh-4tXB4Zv2oMDOS 2. Learn English color expressions to talk about situations & emotions: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gQLwxxjSXWg&list=PL1MxVBsQo85pZXMyUuh-4tXB4Zv2oMDOS&index=9 TRANSCRIPT Batman slowly turned over, and he saw his arch-villain or arch-nemesis, the Joker. Hey. Sorry. James from engVid. Just reading about the Batman. And Batman is famous for having his utility belt and tools to solve crimes. I'm going to use this shoe to teach you some vocabulary and some idioms. You guys ready? Or and some phrases. You ready? Let's go. Use this shoe. "Wa-cha." All right, so Mr. E says: "I'm a shoo-in for this job." What the heck does he mean? He's actually wearing a nice pair of shoes, so it must be something serious. Let's go to the board and find out. Hmm. Here is a shoe, and you may notice in brown I have put one, two, three, four things about a shoe you may not know. I know you know what a shoe is-right?-basically, but did you know that these things here, we call them "laces"? Yeah, that's what you tie up. Someone will say: "Do up your laces." But there's also an idiom that comes from this. Now, what do you call the back of the shoe? We call that "the heel". Right? The heel of the shoe. Now, this part you can't really see, but it's the part that bends like this, we call that "the arch". That's where your foot kind of goes like this. And then finally, this is "the sole". Now, I'm not talking about the soul that goes to Heaven. Right? I'm not talking about the soul that goes to Heaven, I'm talking about the sole of your foot. So, it's heel, arch which is the middle part, and then the sole, and we've got our laces, and now we're ready to do our lesson. Let's go. So, let's start with the shoe itself, the whole shoe and nothing but the shoe. The first one I want to talk to you about is about a "goody two-shoes". Now, if you're a goody two-shoes, it means you're a good, good person. You know, the person who does all their homework, comes on time, is very nice to everybody. You might be religious even, I don't know, but you're a really, really, really good person. You don't smoke, you don't drink. I know, if you're an engVid watcher, that's not you. Okay? Because you're on the internet, so I don't know what you're up to. But a goody two-shoes only does good things, never does bad things; no bad words, no alcohol, no anything that's bad. Goody two-shoes are usually children. Okay? The next one I want to talk to you about with the shoe is "a shoo-in". And notice I said: "shoo-in". It looks like the word "shoe" here, but it's spelt differently, which might be a bit confusing. Well, that's because when we as English people say it, we don't really think of this particular verb, but we use the word, and when we use it we mean... If someone's a shoo-in, and usually for a job or a situation... He's a shoo-in for... To be her girl... Boyfriend. She is a shoo-in for the job. When we say it what we mean is they are the person candidate or the perfect person to get it. Okay? So, if you're going for a job, and let's say you're a lady and you're going for a job, and go: "She's a shoo-in for the job. She's got the right education, she has the right connections, she has the right experience." We mean you're the perfect one for the job. Now, remember I said it looks like this, but it's not like that? I've got to give you the real meaning behind it. See, this "shoo-in" comes from horseracing. You know horses? Well, way back what would happen is horses would be racing and then one horse was... That was winning would kind of go back and fall back, and the second horse would win, and it would become the winner, and it was called the shoo-in. "Well, why?" you're thinking: "That's like perfect candidate, right?" Not exactly. This is in what we call the fixed race. It means that the first person in the race... So let me get you some markers so you can see the difference. […]
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The 2 essential skills you need for great conversations The 2 essential skills you need for great conversations
1 month ago En
Good conversation starts not with others but with YOU. You have the power to bring out the good in others with your energy and empathy. In this conversation skills video, we will talk about how to create interesting conversations using a combination of energy and empathy. I'll teach you some questions you can ask to make others get excited and interested in conversing with you. We will also talk about what to do when someone loses interest or talks down to you. Watch the lesson to improve your conversational skills and become the person everyone wants to talk with. Take the quiz to make sure you understood the lesson: https://www.engvid.com/2-essential-skills-for-great-conversations/ Watch these other videos I've done on conversation skills to take it to the next level: How to start a conversation: What to say after hello: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rTJcpSWtVKI&index=21&list=PL1MxVBsQo85pZXMyUuh-4tXB4Zv2oMDOS&t=0s How to use W5 questions for better conversations: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MrXn54mbRf0&index=29&t=0s&list=PL1MxVBsQo85pZXMyUuh-4tXB4Zv2oMDOS How to STEAL a conversation: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jl3pdlys7zc&index=68&t=0s&list=PL1MxVBsQo85pZXMyUuh-4tXB4Zv2oMDOS TRANSCRIPT Doo-doo-doo, doo-doo, doo-doo-doo. Oh, hi. James from engVid. Today I wanted to talk to you about two tips on conversation. These tips I think can have you... Help you have an amazing conversation, make you really interesting... Actually, make people really interested in you so you can keep having conversation. After all, it's the practice that we need to get better, and if people don't want to talk to you, you can't improve. So quickly we'll go to the board and you'll see Mr. E has boxing gloves, and it says: "1, 2". In boxing, the "old one-two" is a jab and a straight punch. Why? It's very effective and it gets the job quickly done so you can take out your opponent. In this case, what I want to do is teach you two things that you can use in combination to make people you speak to enjoy the conversation with you, want to practice more, or talk to you more so you get more practice. Are you ready? Let's go to the board. So, how to knock them out with killer conversation tips, 1 and 2. For most people when they're practicing or when they want to improve conversation, they think: "I need to talk a lot because if I get to talk a lot I'll get better." That's 50% of the equation, because in any conversation there's the speaker and the listener, and both parts must be worked on, because if you have a healthy balance the person who is listening to you will want you to continue, but usually they want to speak as well. In a lot of conversations, something that will make a conversation go well is empathy, which "empathy" means: "I understand what you're saying. I also want to know how you feel." Another part of it is energy, people want to be excited. Nobody wants to talk to a person who talks like this on the whole subject, it wants... It makes them want to stop talking to you. That energy or lack of energy can be on your part or their part. In this lesson I want to address both things, empathy and energy, to teach you how to raise the energy in a conversation if it's low; and teach you empathy, how to feel or get them to feel in the conversation so they care, because if they care, they share. Are you ready? Let's go to the board. Let's talk about empathy. One of the biggest parts of a conversation is empathy. When a person cares about the conversation, they stay in it, they're excited about it, so it's one way to raise energy. A lot of times when we're talking we make the mistake of thinking: "Okay, well, I've got a lot to tell people", and we get excited, so we have a lot of energy, you're talking about: "I got a new car the other day. It's an amazing car. It's got, like, bucket seats. The seats warm up in the winter. Canada's cold. The steering wheel warms up. I got a really good price on it. I... I... I... I... I... I... I... I..." the magic "I". Now, it's good for me because I get to say: "I", see? Me and I, but for a listener it gets boring because they're like: "Ah, ah". They want to talk. So a way to change that around, you might say: "Well, I'll just use 'you'. I'll say: 'How about you? You, you, you'". That's okay, that's a good start, putting it on them. But if you want to show empathy to get them interested in the conversation, what you might want to say is one of two sentences I will show you now because when you say these sentences it makes the person know you care about them, not just about you. And in inviting them to speak about something gives them the opportunity to put their opinion in, so no matter how the conversation goes, they will remember that they were part of a conversation, not a lecture where you just spoke about you. And they will also probably remember the conversation in a more positive way, which means later on they'll want to talk to you. […]
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Improve your Vocabulary: Stop saying VERY! Improve your Vocabulary: Stop saying VERY!
1 month ago En
Using the same word again and again is boring, which is why native English speakers use a wide variety of vocabulary to express their thoughts and feelings. In this vocabulary lesson, I will teach you how to express yourself more effectively by replacing the word "very" with more precise and interesting adjectives. For example, you can replace "very cold" with "freezing". This illustrates your point more precisely. You will sound more natural and intelligent. Using these adjectives on the speaking section of IELTS and TOEFL exams will impress your examiner and improve your score. Watch the video to discover many more examples of this kind of vocabulary substitution. Variety is the spice of life! Next, watch my lesson on how to learn vocabulary FAST: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e_aA-Hc74Ag TRANSCRIPT "Getting from here to there, it's been a long while." Oh, hi. My time is finally here. James from engVid. I can't believe this, this is like the Mirror Universe. If you watch Star Trek, you'll understand; if not, go watch Mirror Universe with Star Trek. I have two, look at them, I have two Mr. Es. In the first one Mr. E is hot, and the first one Mr. E is cold. Let's go to the board. E, what's up? "It's very hot. 35 degrees centigrade." You're right. I see you're wearing your Bermuda shorts. And the second E is saying he's very cold: "It's minus 30 degrees centigrade." Ow, this isn't good. I feel for you. But don't you think there are better ways to say it's very hot or it's very cold? I think so, and in today's lesson I'm going to teach some of you... Not some of you. I'm going to teach all of you how to get rid of the word "very" to describe everything, and use other words which give more information, which will make you sound more like a native speaker and make your writing phenomenal. Oh, "phenomenal"? That's a word for "very good". Are you ready? Let's go to the board. So, today's lesson is on "very". "Very" is a very good word, that's why we use it, but when you're writing, to hear somebody say: "Very, very, very, very, very, very, very, very" is what we call monotonous, it means "mono" as one, "tonous", one tone, one sound - very boring. So let's change that from you being... You know, using "very" because I teach and I notice a lot of students saying things, like: "Teacher, today it's very cold outside." I'm like: -"Yeah, it is." -"And I'm very tired and very hungry." I'm like: "Okay, okay." It's like being punched in the face again and again, and I just want to say: "Stop with the 'very'. Use a different word." But it's not fair because "very" is a very good word-there, I did it again-we just need to find other words to make your language sound richer to improve it so you sound more like a native English speaker, and to make it more interesting for you because it will express more of who you are and your ideas in a better way. It makes you unique. You ready? Let's go to the board. You'll notice I put "very" in red because this is something we don't want to do, we don't want to keep saying: "very". We want to change that up. And I'm going to give you a list of words that people or students usually say when they say "very" that I've heard many, many times. And maybe you've done this. And today I'm going to give you singular words to use instead. I'll explain them, just in case they're difficult. Let's start with the first one. People say: "Very rude", instead of saying that, you can say: "vulgar". "Vulgar" means very rude, and if somebody says to me: "Your language is vulgar", I'll probably stop talking because it means it's not right, it's inappropriate, it's very bad. Vulgar. "I don't like your vulgar tone", your rude tone. It's strong. "Very short", another word we say is "brief", which means small. We had a very brief... We had a very brief conversation, a very short conversation. Cool? "Boring". When you say: "Class was very boring today", you can say: "dull". "Dull" means very boring. It also means... See? Here's a bonus when you use these words, stupid. If you say someone is dull, you can say they're very boring, or dull meaning they're stupid. Don't use it like that too often; people don't like being called stupid. And if you say: "He's rather dull, isn't he?" I have to listen for context to mean stupid or boring. Next one, everybody's favourite: "Very good". "Teacher, the food is very good. The lesson is very good. I like this, it's very good." Why don't we change that to the word "superb"? Look carefully at the word "superb", you have the word "super" written inside it. "Super" means what? Above average, excellent, or superb, very good. "The food was superb." People don't usually use this word, so if you tell me when I cook for you that it's superb, I'm telling you right now I will take that as such an amazing compliment. Gentlemen, if you tell a woman she looks superb, she'll be like: "Thank you. Really?" Because no one says it. All right? […]
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Practice English PHRASAL VERBS with this game Practice English PHRASAL VERBS with this game
2 months ago En
If you're learning English, you know how hard it is to learn phrasal verbs. It feels like there are thousands of them to remember! What if I told you I've found a way to incorporate learning phrasal verbs into a little game you can play with your friends? In this video, I will show you how to do it. Not only can my version of the game help you have a bit of fun while learning, but it will also challenge your memory and speed. It's easy to learn, and you can do it with a friend either in person or online. So watch the video, and challenge your friends to a game. You might even learn a few things from them! Take the quiz on this video: https://www.engvid.com/practice-english-phrasal-verbs-with-this-game Next, watch this video that will teach you my "WORD WEBS" method for learning 10x the amount of vocabulary: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e_aA-Hc74Ag&index=36&t=0s&list=PL1MxVBsQo85qbTHKgEgpCh7ytX9uyIsYY TRANSCRIPT Concentration. It is necessary to be really good at what you're doing. I wonder if we can play a game today. Hi. James from engVid. I was reading a book on concentration, and it dawned on me... And "to dawn on you" means I understood something that a lot of times when we play games, we concentrate, we really concentrate, we enjoy it and we learn a lot. And what I'm thinking today is that I would like to teach you a game that could help you concentrate and learn grammar easily and make it fun. I know that sounds like that doesn't make sense, it's like opposites, but bear with me. Stay with me and let's see where we go. Okay? So, Mr. E's playing a game. Some of you know this as tic-tac-toe, some of you know it as Xs and Os, and I'm going to use this game here to help you learn phrasal verbs. Very difficult subject for a lot of people, and today I hope to make it easy and fun. You will be able to do this by yourself and do it with a friend or family, or other students. You ready? Let's go to the board. Because as E says, he wins and you can, too. So, first I'm going to look at is preposition, and I'm going to pick one. Because when we play this game of Xs and Os, you can see the board is here, we're going to play and I'm going to teach you how to use this preposition with these verbs to create phrasal verbs. Now, one of the things we want to do is figure out what "up" means. You don't have to do this. You can just go in... You're on the internet, and you could look up these verbs, and see, you know, the phrasal verb "pull up", what does it mean? "Pick up", "close up", but today I'm going to help you with "up". We actually have a video with phrasal verbs on it, or many videos, where you can go and research and find out what these ones mean and other ones. And I believe I did one that gives you a method for "up", "down", and other phrasal verbs. Go check it out. www.engvid.com. Right? So: "up". "Up" can mean more. Okay? "Increase", "closer", "improve", "finish", or "end". So, when you know that "up" can mean these things, it means when we use these words here, we add "up", it will change the meaning of each word and give it a new meaning with the two words combined. For instance: "pull up". When we pull up it means to get closer, so when an English-speaking person says to you: "Please pull up a chair", it means get a chair and sit close with us. "Pull up" means closer, move closer. "Pick up". "Pick up" has several meanings but I'm not going to go into all of them. I'm going to give you one that you can use now. If you say: "I will pick you up at 4 o'clock or 5", it means I will come to a place you are at, meet you, and we will go together. A lot of times when someone says "pick you up" it means they will either have a taxi or a car, and they will take you, transport you with them. That's why they're picking you up, or they would say: "I would come to your house". "Close up", when you close up a store it means to shut, finish, and you end the work, so you close the door and go home. "We going to close up at about 6 o'clock." We will finish working about 6 o'clock. "Lift up", well, this pen, lift it up. We could say it more, and I should have added "move", right? Because when you lift something up, you take it from a lower position, you put it to a higher position. "Brighten up". "Brighten up" means to go bright, so we go from... Well, let's look here: Purple, this is brightened up. It's not clean, it's not perfect, but it's brighter. Right? So "brighten up" means to give more light. Or it could mean make happier. "He brightened up at the prospect of going out." He got happier. "Hold up" means to make wait. If you're saying: "What's holding up the train?" It means: "Why is the train staying here? Why is it waiting?" "Shot up", it means to go straight up. "The rock got shot up into the sky". "Clean up" means to clean. "Let's clean up the room." Let's clean it up, make it better. In this case, improve the condition of the room. "Take up" means review. […]
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English Vocabulary for difficult situations: confess, regret, condolences... English Vocabulary for difficult situations: confess, regret, condolences...
3 months ago En
Imagine you said or did something that hurt your closest friend. You feel terrible, and you want to ask for forgiveness. How should you express yourself? What words should you use? It's not always easy to say the right thing in difficult situations. I am here to help. In this lesson, I will teach you vocabulary that will allow you to express yourself in conversations of an awkward or upsetting nature. We will look at words like "regret", "empathize", acknowledge", "mend", and more. I will also give you a few examples, and we will practice together to help you sound genuine during a difficult conversation. You might even be able to fix the situation if you use the right words. So watch the lesson, do the quiz at https://www.engvid.com/english-vocabulary-apologies-condolences/ and good luck. NEXT, watch these videos for more vocabulary: 1. How to talk about religion: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HMrfHk5Y7Iw&index=10&list=PL1MxVBsQo85q6Yb2v9hLIurN6nm7vTBMi& 2. Don't care about religion? Maybe you want to talk about DRINKING! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2_52p4x0ugI&index=9&list=PL1MxVBsQo85q6Yb2v9hLIurN6nm7vTBMi TRANSCRIPT I'm dreaming of a white Christmas. Hi. James from engVid. Dreaming, what am I dreaming about? Well, this lesson, to be honest. I'm trying to find a way that would be easier to have difficult conversations. It's a dream, but it's a dream I'm going to help you turn into a reality. Today what we're going to look at is nine words... ten words to give you to use in conversations that you might find difficult in English that no one else has given you. I will give you some situations that you could use these words in, and then we're going to play, have a little bit of fun. Okay? It's something you can do by yourself, you can do it with a friend, or a group, and it will help you become more creative and a lot better with English, more like a native speaker because you'll understand what these words are and how to use them appropriately. Are you ready? Let's go to the board. As E says, these are difficult conversations. There are many different types, from relationship and work, so we're going to have a bit of fun. And I'll start off with the words first. Let's look at the word "confess". When you confess something it means you must give the truth or tell the truth about something, something that someone hasn't known, you will have to tell them. Right? I have to confess that I like yellow and I'm wearing yellow underwear. You didn't know, it's hidden, but now you know. "Resolve", it means to find a way. If you resolve to do something, you want to resolve, you have decided to do something and you've got a strong... A strong desire to do it. A resolve to lose 15 pounds means I've made a promise to myself to work towards that to do that. "Regret". Regret, you say you're sorry, and it means I feel bad about it. When you regret you wish you didn't do it. I regret breaking off with a girlfriend five years ago because she would have made the perfect wife. I regret. "Condolences", use this one what we call sparingly, which means don't use it a lot. Condolences... Or the word "condolence" is usually reserved for death. Okay? So, when you say "condolence", if you say: "I give my condolences", you wouldn't say that if someone lost their job. "Oh, you lost your job? My condolences." They're not dying. They just don't have work. Okay? They have a future. But if you hear someone is really sick, they have cancer, serious cancer or their parent or someone that they know has died, then you would say: "I offer my condolences." You can even use it for a pet, if their dog that they've had for ten years has died, offer condolences. It means I'm extremely, extremely sorry that this has happened to you. Okay? "Empathize". "Empathy" is to feel like someone else. "Empathize" is to... We can understand and have... Share the emotion with you. We have that empathy. And I say, I see a poor person on the street, and someone says: "Look, they're lazy." I go: "Can't you empathize? Imagine what it would be like. Feel what they feel." "Mend". "Mend" means to fix, fix something. You want to mend it. You can mend a relationship. If you're fighting: We need to mend this relationship. All right? We need to make it better, fix it. If you break your arm and it's fixed, the arm is mended, you go your arm will mend; fix. I like "disillusion". "An illusion" is something you think is true, but it's not. It's an illusion. Magic tricks. Here you go, here it's gone. Whenever I go like this, there's the illusion that I've been standing here waiting for you to come back. Right? It's all cameras. To be disillusioned is to believe something was true and you find out it's not true anymore. You think your mother or father is the greatest person on the planet, and then you find out, just like you, they have flaws or weaknesses, and they make mistakes. […]
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REMEMBER ANYTHING with the Memory Palace Method REMEMBER ANYTHING with the Memory Palace Method
3 months ago En
There is a lot of memorization that goes into learning a new skill, and learning English is no exception. In this lesson, I will teach you a useful strategy that will help you memorize and remember almost anything. It's called the "memory palace", and you can start using it today. I will show you the three keys to making the memory palace work for you. You will learn how to make associations to help your brain remember not only words, but also their specific order. The memory palace will help you remember all sorts of material in any subject. Make the memory palace a regular part of your study routine, and see how much your memory improves. I will give you exercises to challenge your memory in the quiz at https://www.engvid.com/remember-anything-with-the-memory-palace-method/ WATCH NEXT: 1. How to use MIND MAPS to REMEMBER everything you read: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k1rwf370z5E&list=PL1MxVBsQo85qbTHKgEgpCh7ytX9uyIsYY&index=39 2. How to use your dictionary to improve your VOCABULARY: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RyxtYRkzqcg&t=0s&list=PL1MxVBsQo85qbTHKgEgpCh7ytX9uyIsYY&index=1 TRANSCRIPT Silicon Valley, security of the internet, aerospace, holter, capital inflation, ambitious... Oh, how am I going to remember all this vocabulary? This is so much to... I have an idea. Hold on a second. Excuse me, guys, I have to get a book. Where did I put...? Ah, there it is. A long time ago-hey, E, we're going to get to you in a second-I had a trouble remembering vocabulary for something I was studying, and it was so difficult, and I thought: "I know, my favourite hero is, like, Sherlock Holmes, and he has what's called a memory palace, and I think that's why E did this. He said: "I'm a king. Where is my palace?" Today we're going to work on a memory palace. For you it might be more, like, a memory house or a memory room, but as your memory gets better and better, we can make it from a room to a house to a palace. A palace is a house where a king lives or a queen lives, and is huge with many, many rooms and you can do many, many things. And after I show you this method, you will figure out that you might want to start with just a room, but from there you can go from a room to a house to a workspace, like your business place or workplace, to a palace because as long as you can remember the room, you can remember vocabulary. And today we're going to have some fun because I'm going to do... Well, we're going to go step by step and do this together. I'm going to ask you to do a couple of things, you'll do them and you're going to find that your memory has increased incredibly. And we can do it for many, many things. So you guys ready? I'll take a look here. Let's get started. What do you need? Okay, you just need to right now sit down. I'm going to ask you to focus in a second or two, and then you just need to laugh. So if something's funny, laugh, have fun with it, and then we're going to see how much vocabulary you have. So the first thing I'm going to do is give you eight words. Number one: "bacon". Number two: "ball". Number three: "banana". Number four: "fish". Number five: "monkey". Number six: "Mr. E". All right, Mr. E. Number seven: "rat". And number eight: "dog". Got it? Cool. Now, what I want you to do is tell me all eight of those words. I'm waiting. I'm listening. Go. Go for it. In order. In order. Did you get all of the words? If so, good for you, you have a remarkable memory. You don't need me, turn off the video, go somewhere else. No, you better stay, because still can help you with more words than this. I'm just showing you eight because we have a limited time. Now, some people if they've done that exercise before, they'll go: "Oh, I recognize this", but don't worry about it. So, if you didn't do well, maybe you got four words or five words, but they weren't in order, you got them all over... Let me give you the words again, but this time I'm going to ask you to join me and do something, and I bet you can know all the words and you can even tell me the words out of order. Okay? So, let's do this again. But this time... And here's the trick: You have to really put the idea in your head when I give it to you. Okay? You can't just go: "Okay, okay." You have to actually see it. Okay? And when I say laugh, I mean if it's funny make it crazy as heck, make it crazy, crazy, crazy, crazy in your head. All right? So let's do the first one. I want you to imagine you're coming to a door. Okay? You come to a door, you open the door, and just before you open the door you see a piece of bacon, and the bacon's running from the bottom of the door, going: "Oh my god! Help me! Help me!" It's running out the door as fast as it can. It goes in fast motion, it runs out the door, and you're like: "Whoa! Look at that bacon run out the door. […]
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Learn English Vocabulary: 12 ways to use body parts as verbs Learn English Vocabulary: 12 ways to use body parts as verbs
4 months ago En
In this lesson, I will teach you twelve ways that we use body parts as verbs in English. Does that sound strange? Well, maybe it is, but these are verbs you will hear pretty often, so you should learn them. We will look at expressions like "necking", "shoulder a burden", "mouth off", "to eyeball someone", "skinned alive", and more. These expressions are commonly used by native English speakers and are useful in everyday life. When you're finished watching, head over to the quiz at https://www.engvid.com/12-ways-to-use-body-parts-as-verbs/ to test yourself! TRANSCRIPT Hi. James from engVid. I was going to try to... A shoe and a book joke, but I didn't think it would go well. But Mr. E is saying to me: "I gotta hand it to you." Right? "You tried." Yeah, I did try. Unfortunately I failed. Today I want to teach you about body parts as verbs, and how certain parts of our body, from our hands to our mouths, to our heads can be used as verbs and have a meaning. Now, before I go any further, I want to say two things. Thank you to Baz and Tomo. Thanks, guys, you made this lesson possible with some of your suggestions. And if you guys have suggestions for me at all for lessons, please, don't hesitate. Go to engVid, www.engvid.com, and just say, you know: "Can you teach this, this, and this?" or "Could you help us with...?" and you might get your name on the board. Now, I'm going to move on to our lesson, but just to point out because you grammar heads out there will say: "He wrote 'gotta', and that's not a word in English." You're right, this is slang. But I'm saying: "You gotta hand it to me", because I'm using one of these body parts as a verb right there: "hand it", it means have got to. "I have got to hand it to you." But in English, we say: "gotta" because it's faster and simpler. Right? So: "I have got to hand it to you" is very formal, "I gotta hand it to you" is very natural. Keep that in mind. If you're writing, write: "I have got to", but if you're speaking, you could say to a Canadian: "I gotta get going now", and they'll understand you have to go. Cool? All right. Moving on. First things we want to talk about, and I tried to do this in order with your body so you will remember the order. "Head", I have a head. I cannot walk like this, it doesn't make sense. I turn my head in the direction I'm going. So, when somebody says: "Where are you heading?" they're saying: "I see your head is going in this direction. To where are you going?" So: "heading" means direction. "He was heading to his house", that means the direction he was going of his house. "She was heading to the store", she was going in the direction of the store. Number one: "heading". Number two: "eyeball". "To eyeball somebody" is to look at them. Usually used in a negative sense. If someone says to you: "Are you eyeballing me?" It means: "Are you staring at me or looking at me? Because I don't like how you look at me, okay? Stop doing it." Okay? So: "to eyeball someone". Maybe you, you know... Sometimes you've seen women look at other women, and they look them up and down, like: "Look at her." They're eyeballing, because you can see their eyes moving and checking them out. Or guys eyeball each other, like: "Yeah, he thinks he's tough", and they eyeball you. Okay? Number two: "to eyeball". Number three: "neck". I'm not a vampire, I don't... I don't want to bite you and get your blood, but "necking" isn't when two people put their necks together, but "necking" is kissing, but long-time kissing, so it's like you're with your partner: "[Kisses]". "Necking", okay? So that's why I have two lips, because they're kissing and that's why the two people are happy because messing... Messing. [Laughs] Kissing means... "Necking" means long-term kissing or long-time kissing and passionate kissing. Okay? Number four: "mouth off". You can see the mouth is jumping off of a box. Let me finish that box, it doesn't look like a full box, there. So it's jumping off a box. "Mouth off" is to say things, like: "Get out of here. I don't care." It's being rude. Being rude, maybe sometimes using slang towards someone. So, for example, if your dad were to say: "Hey, could you pick up the box?" And you go: "Yo, old man, why don't you pick up the box? You're bigger than me, you should pick up..." You're mouthing off. I would say: "Stop mouthing off. Stop being rude." Okay? Or: "...talking back to me like that". "Mouthing off". "Shoulder", "shoulder a burden", that's just one example, but when you shoulder something, like a responsibility, it means you carry it with you. You carry it with you. So if you're shouldering many responsibilities, maybe you are a student, maybe you're trying to learn English, maybe you have a job, maybe you have a fam-... That's a lot of things to put on your shoulders. Because shoulders are used to carry, so you're carrying a lot of these things on your shoulder. Okay? […]
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Understand more and improve your English pronunciation with the BREAK& GRAB METHOD Understand more and improve your English pronunciation with the BREAK& GRAB METHOD
5 months ago En
Do you know what Active Listening is? I will show you how you can use Active Listening and my "BREAK & GRAB" method to improve your ability to listen and to understand REAL English conversations. By using this method, you will also improve your pronunciation and vocabulary! And best of all, once you learn how to do it, you can practice in just a few minutes. Learn this powerful technique and start improving your English now. TAKE THE QUIZ: https://www.engvid.com/grab-and-break-method/ TRANSCRIPT I can, can't. Hi. James from engVid. This lesson, what I want to do is help you... Well, I want to help you improve two things at once, your pronunciation and your listening. Really, I will be focusing on the listening part, but if you do this right, your pronunciation will also get better. You ready? Let's go to the board. As you can see, Mr. E has a big ear. Listening is one of those things when people are learning a language they don't really pay attention to. It's quite funny because I hear many people say right away: "I listen to English all the time. I listen to videos at home. Why? I don't need anyone to tell me about... Help me with listening." And usually the same people will say something like: "My pronunciation's not very good. I really don't understand when people speak to me", and so on and so forth. And you're trying to explain: Listening is a skill that is natural. Actually, there's a difference between hearing and listening, and we're going to go to the board right now and talk about that so that we can get to what I call "active listening". You ready? Let's go. So, E, as you can see, has a big ear because he is now listening because he wants to improve on his listening skills and his pronunciation, and he's come to the right place. All right, so the first thing I want to look at here is "hear". When we use the word "hear" in English it's for sound, it really is. It's just for sound. Like... [Drops marker] Did you hear that? Right? You don't say: "Did you listen to that?" You can't listen to that. You can hear that. All right? So that would be music, when people are speaking, because if you can't hear... And here I wrote this: "If you don't hear it, it doesn't exist", and that's true. Listening... Or hearing is physical. Okay? The ear actually has to work, or you have to make it work. There are two things you have to be careful on, that your ear is good, so get a hearing test if necessary, if you need one; but also we can make it better, if physically everything works, sometimes people don't pay attention so they miss the sounds. And when you miss a sound, it changes the word and sometimes the meaning. And that's when we look over here, to "listen". "Listening" makes us focus and gives us meaning. So, when you're listening to someone, you will look at them and you will pay attention, and that's how you get the meaning. You need to be able to physically hear the sound, which is true, but if you don't listen, you won't get the meaning of what they say. Okay? So we need a combination. And luckily for us, when the ear works, we can use our listening or our focus skills to improve how this works so we can get better at learning language and learn faster. If you remember what I said here: If you don't hear, it doesn't exist. That's the physical part. If you cannot hear it, it doesn't exist. Right? Which will lead to bad pronunciation, because if you cannot hear a T, you won't say the T. "Huh? Hmm?" Yeah. For many Spanish people, the "d" sound is a "th". They cannot actually hear us when we say "duh", so they say: "the", right? So they go: "I stanthe", "I stanthe" instead of: "I stand". When they can hear it, because when I make them say the sound "d", they can do it, and "duh", they can say it, then all of a sudden they're like: "I can stand. He wanted". Not: "I wantith". -"I wanted". -"Oh, it's a different sound." By focusing and listening we're able to make them realize there are different sounds being said and improve on their pronunciation. Okay? Now, if we use active listening, which is what I will teach you now, it will help us retrain the ear. "Retrain" means make the ear go back to the beginning and then start again, and retrain to make it better. Now, I have a little game we're going to play, which is a fun game because you can do it by yourself, -- I will give you an example in a second -- but you can also do it with a friend. "Huh?" So you can both help each other improve. So, I'm going to read something to you. Okay? And I want you to close your eyes and I want you to listen. Okay? Now, I want you to look for the words with the letter C. All right? So you're going to close your eyes, like I'm closing my eyes now. And I'm going to read this to you, and I want you to count how many C words are in this sentence. Are you ready? Are your eyes closed? Okay, do it now. "The cat quickly came to the couch and caught sight of the kite in the tree and kept quiet." […]
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How to understand native English speakers: "Whaddya...?" How to understand native English speakers: "Whaddya...?"
5 months ago En
Why is it so hard to understand native English speakers? Because we use relaxed speech. Most English speakers will combine words, leave out letters, and even change letters! But you can understand by learning how and why these changes happen. And when you understand, your pronunciation and comprehension will improve. In this lesson, I'll explain some of the most common pronunciation changes that English speakers make, so that you can understand what native speakers are saying. Once you learn these changes, practice listening for them with native speakers, or with your favorite English shows or movies. Find some usages of relaxed speech in a show or movie and tell me in the comments what you found. https://www.engvid.com/understand-native-english-speakers-relaxed-speech/ TRANSCRIPT Doo-doo-doo-doo-doo. What am I going to make for dinner tonight? Hey. James from engVid. Whaddya want to learn today? Excuse me. "Whaddya mean?" Oh, sorry, he's saying: "What do you mean?" What do you want to learn? We're doing two quick pronunciation tricks. When I'm saying that it's a little bit different, when I say two different pronunciation tricks, I'm going to teach you what's called relaxed speech in English or when we make... We blur words together. Sometimes we blur words, we make words, two words into one, sometimes three words become one, so when you hear it you think you're hearing one word, when in reality what you're hearing is three words and sometimes we drop the sound. Today I'm going to give you two very common phrases, that if you learn to say it properly, you'll sound like a native speaker, which is really cool. Right? So let's go to the board and take a look. To start off with, Mr. E... Hey, say: "Hi", E. Okay? Mr. E is saying: "Whaddya mean?" Try it. If you look in your Google Translator or your phone, you'll notice this word doesn't exist, but it does for us English people, and in fact it's for two different things that are not related. I'll show you a trick so you know what it is you're saying; or when someone's speaking to you, what it is they mean. Let's go. First things first, this is real English, relaxed speech. I have two statements. The first statement is: "What are you doing?" Right? "What are you doing?" Pretty clear and understandable. And the second statement is: "What do you want?" They're not the same at all, you can see with your eyes. But when I say it, actually it's going to come out like this: "Wad-da-ya doing? Wad-da-ya doing?" or "Wad-da-ya want? Wad-da-ya want?" The sound... This is phonetic spelling, so I'm just trying to show you the: "Wad-da-ya", "Wad-da-ya", basically sounds like this: "Whaddya", okay? And it's when we've cut sounds, and there's reasons we do it and I'll explain here why. When we speak very fast, especially when there's a "t" or a "d" involved in English, we tend to either change the "t" to a "d"-okay?-or we actually just get rid of it. An example is "often". In English you'll sometimes hear people say: "Often", "I often do this", but more casual is to say: "I ofen", the "t" is just dropped. It's understood to be there. Okay? "Often", but it's just dropped. And a lot of times people have trouble saying the word: "Bottle", you saw my face, like: "I want a bottle of Coke", it's difficult to say, even for us, so we say: "I want a bodle", "bodle", and that double "t" actually becomes almost a "d" sound, so: "bodle". "I want a bottle of Coke or a bottle of beer." We tell you to say "t", but we don't even do it ourselves because we're lazy. And speaking about lazy, I want to talk about the second reason this funny thing occurs here where we have: "Whaddya" instead of the words that are supposed to be there. When we have lazy vowels... Lazy vowels we call the schwa, schwa. I'm exaggerating because I open my mouth too much. When you do the schwa, it's like an "uh", you barely move your mouth. In fact, later on I'm going to show you a test you can do to see the schwa for yourself. Okay? Here's two examples for you because we barely say them, like the word: "problem". It's not "probl-e-m", you don't say the "e" really, you just kind of, like, make it fall with the "m" so it becomes "um": "problum". Right? And when you say: "family", do you say: "fam-i-ly"? No. You say: "Famly". It's "fam-ly", it just blends right in there. Okay? So now we've taken a look at this and "whaddya", and I just want to explain something, how it happened. Remember we said the "t"? The "t" gets dropped here. Okay? We just take it out. And the "r" we don't even say. It goes from here-you see?-there goes the "t" becomes a "d" there. Right? "What are", "What are ya", and we just drop it right off. Here it's even more obvious you can see it because we take the "t", and make that an "a" over here. We do that a lot in English with "o", we change o's to "a". Okay, so here are we. We drop that, we put the "t" to a "d" here, once again that drops off, and we have: "whaddya".
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Learn English color expressions to talk about situations & emotions Learn English color expressions to talk about situations & emotions
7 months ago En
Learn English expressions that use colors like red, blue, pink, green, and white to talk about the way people feel or about situations people are in. These expressions are common and they also make your speech or writing more exciting and varied. I'll teach you expressions such as "tickled pink", "white as a sheet", "green with envy", "brown noser", and more. Do you know what the difference between "red in the face" and "blue in the face" is? I'll teach you, as well as review all the new vocabulary and expressions with practice sentences and lots of examples. TAKE THE QUIZ: https://www.engvid.com/english-color-expressions-situations-emotions/ WATCH MORE OF MY LESSONS ON EXPRESSIONS: 1. BODY PART EXPRESSIONS: https://youtu.be/Emf1sstnzgM 2. ANIMAL EXPRESSIONS & IDIOMS: https://youtu.be/ql4x--ASiuI 3. "DEAL" EXPRESSIONS IN ENGLISH: https://youtu.be/O_7KA-AgZf4 TRANSCRIPT Hmm, hmm, this is really cool. Hi. James from engVid. Right now I'm kind of tickled pink about the information I just got from this. It's on answers while you sleep, lucid dreaming. Why am I telling you all this? Well, today I want to tell you how in English... Or show you in English how we use colours to talk about your mood or your emotions. All right? I'm sure in your own culture you use colour when you talk about something to describe how someone is feeling. And we have... I've got six for you, and I'm going to give you basically what they mean, and I'm going to give you some idioms that go with it. Later on I'm going to also do for you something a little else, I'll show you how we use colours to talk about behaviour, so not just how you think or feel, but how you act. Okay? Give you a couple of those, and then, of course, we'll have our quiz. So, you ready? Let's go to the board. "How are you feeling today?" Well, E, how are you feeling? You're feeling a little flushed, a little blue in the face? No? A little red in the face? Let's go to the board and find out what these colours are. So, let's start with the colour that contains everything, white. When you are white it means you are afraid, scared. Someone might say: "You're as white as a sheet." The reason why they said that is because usually when we're afraid all of the blood goes from your body, from your hands and your feet to your heart so you can run faster if you need to escape. So your colour gets lighter. It doesn't matter what colour you are, funny enough, you get lighter. You can see it in some colour... People of different colours more, but generally put, it means your colour is not there because the blood is not there, you must be afraid. So you're as white as a sheet, like a ghost. Okay? Let's go to the next colour, so we're going a little darker here, yellow. Now, I've gots a big belly. When somebody calls you a yellow belly they're saying: "You're a coward." It means you're weak, you're afraid. Now, this one you're afraid because something scared you. When you're a yellow belly, you're always afraid like a little mouse, you don't want to get into a fight or trouble, you might get hurt. So it means I can never depend on you when the situation is bad because you're too afraid to help. So, while being white means you're afraid of something that just happened, something has scared you, this one means you have no strength. You're the opposite of strong, you're weak. You're a coward, you're afraid of being hurt. Let's go to red. Now, there are two types of red. Sometimes when people are turning red they are angry, like the Hulk. Except the Hulk turns green and we're not turning green. But when you see them getting... Their head starts getting redder and redder or darker in colour, usually what that means is the blood is rushing to their face. Now, in doing that, there are two meanings. The first one is angry. They're like: "[Breathes heavily]". And the face gets redder and redder. You go: "I think they're angry." And we will say: "He's red in the face." Angry, you can see it. You can see the blood and the heat. The second is turning red as in embarrassment. This is funny because in this case the blood comes to the face but it's from embarrassment. You're like: "Oh. My underwear is showing. Oh. I'm embarrassed", and your face gets red. Okay? So one is angry and you can almost feel the heat off of them, and the other one is: "Oh", embarrassment, shame. Okay? So, I'm telling you this because if you hear these two things, like turning red does not mean getting angry. Red in the face is angry, but this one, if someone says you're turning red, it means you've gone from being comfortable to being ashamed. Right? Or embarrassed of what has happened. Let's go to pink. I said to you before I was tickled pink. When you tickle somebody, they: "[Laughs]", they laugh. Okay? So, tickling someone pink means to make them happy.
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TO, ON, ABOUT: Prepositions of behavior in English TO, ON, ABOUT: Prepositions of behavior in English
8 months ago En
I know prepositions can be confusing and difficult for people learning English. Even people who have been learning English for many years and who have huge vocabularies and great grammar, still find it difficult to know when to use each preposition. One of the best ways to learn prepositions is to learn them in context. That means you learn the meaning of the preposition when it's used in a particular situation. Today, I am going to teach you about the prepositions "to", "on", and "about". We're going to focus on their usage with adjectives in sentences about behaviour -- that means the way someone acts. First we'll learn what these prepositions mean when talking about behaviour, then I'll teach you some common collocations that use these prepositions, and finally, we will test your understanding with some example sentences. Improve your grammar, comprehension, and English speaking confidence by watching this video. AFTER WATCHING, TAKE THE QUIZ TO TEST YOURSELF: https://www.engvid.com/to-on-about-prepositions-of-behavior/ TRANSCRIPT Doo-doo-doo-doo. I really need to be less hard on myself about sports. Hi. James from engVid. Today's lesson is going to be about prepositions and behaviour. I want to show you how we use prepositions to talk about people's behaviour. Now, behaviour is how someone acts, their actions. You know, are they good to you, nice to you? So what is their behaviour like? Why is this important? Because you know prepositions is being used as one thing. Today I want to show you a lesson how we take the idea from the preposition, we put it with an adjective, and then we can talk about people's behaviour. Are you ready? Let's go to the board. "I need to be less hard on myself." Well, you know "need", you know "hard", but "hard on myself", what does that mean? Well, Mr. E is using a preposition, which is an adjective to talk about something he is doing or some way he is acting. Okay? "Hard" means strong, so he needs to be less strong on himself. In this case he needs to be nicer to himself. I used another one, "nicer to". We're going to work on this now and you're going to figure out how you can start using prepositions with adjectives to describe behaviour. Okay, so, prepositions are most often used for direction, time, and the reason. The reason why. Sorry. The reason why we do something. Right? The reason why we do something. All right? "I'm going to the store", "I'll meet you at 12 o'clock", "I did it for this". Right? "For". But they can also be used to describe people's actions, or behaviour, or what they're doing. Okay? So I'm going to give you three popular prepositions: "to", "on", and "about". I will explain each one, and then give you some collocations which are words that go together, co-location. Right? Collocation, it means they're always generally found together, that will explain behaviour. Okay? Let's go to the first one. "To". Everybody loves "to". Right? "To" means movement: "Go to the store." Right? I'm not going to say two people, because that's not a preposition, that's a number, but "to". But when we add... Use these adjectives before "to", we can say: "cruel to". "He's cruel to you". "Cruel" means not very nice. Cruel is not nice, so he's cruel... But, look. See how we have direction? Remember I said "to" means direction? "He's cruel to you." So the direction of his not-niceness goes to you. On the next one we have "kind to". "Kind" means nice. They are nice or generous. Right? So, when someone's kind to you, they are nice to-you got it, direction again-you. Direction. "Rude". You know when someone's rude they act in a way that's not nice, they show disrespect to you. Right? They say bad words or something. When someone's "rude to", here we go again, "to" means direction and that direction is to whoever they say, rude to them, rude to him, rude to me. Okay? Who is the object? And "helpful to", that's right. Somebody or something was helpful to you, they gave you some help when you need it. Help, and then full of help, they were full of help to you. So we've just discussed "to" and we know it means movement, and in this case direction, and these adjectives help us... Tell us what the behaviour or actions are that they are doing to you. Okay? You like that one? I got another one. It's a three-for-one sale, I'm going to teach you three. Okay? "On". Usually when we say "on" we mean to put on, like on top, like on the surface of something, "on". As direction means... "To" means direction, "on" means on the surface or put it on. And as you can see, I put my hand on me which means something, I bet you're going to understand, is going to come on me. Okay? So we want to use these adjectives before "on". You can see my little picture, "on". "Tough on", you know, Colgate is tough on grease or tough on this. "Tough" means hard or strong.
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How to understand native English speakers... and speak like them! How to understand native English speakers... and speak like them!
9 months ago En
You've been studying English for a long time. You already know that no matter how much you learn, it can be difficult to understand native speakers. They speak quickly, drop entire syllables, and stick words together. They don't speak exactly like the textbooks teach us, and in fact they make a lot of mistakes! In this video, I will explain clearly the "relaxed pronunciation" that native speakers use, and teach you how to listen so that you understand what they are saying. Once you have practiced this and can understand more of what you hear, you can start to speak like this yourself and be more fluent and natural while speaking English. 1000+ MORE ENGLISH LESSONS https://www.engvid.com/understand-native-speakers-relaxed-pronunciation/ TRANSCRIPT Hi. James from engVid. Do you ever notice how you don't always understand what English people are saying? It's like the words are kind of together? Well, I'm going to tell you a secret: You're right. It's called relaxed sple... Spleech? Speech, or blended speech. See, I put spleech together? And it just makes sense. And I'm going to get to that in a second, and I'm going to give you a visual so you can understand where we're going. Notice E is relaxed, he's not really trying hard. When you're speaking your natural language you don't want to try hard all the time. Right? So I actually use another one: "wanna", which I'm not going to talk about today. But we're going to get there. Right? We're going to get to the board and take a look at what I want to teach you. It's how to sound like a native speaker, but also how to understand a native speaker. Okay? Because we do this blending or relaxed speech quite regularly. All right? So it's actually almost more normal... A more normal part of our language. So what is relaxed speech? Well, relaxed speech happens when a native speaker... Speakers-sorry-change sounds or drop letters or syllables when they are speaking fast for things they say a lot. I'll give you an example. Nobody wants to say: "Do you want to go to the movie tonight?" So we say: "Do you wanna go to the movie?" For you, you're like: "What happened?" Well, we dropped the "t"-okay?-and we combined "want" and "to". We even change the "o" to an "a" to make it easier, so: "You wanna go?" For you, you're thinking: "Youwannago", that's a new English word: "youwannago". And it's like: No, it's not. It's "wanna" as in "want to go". Another one is: "See ya". In "see ya" we change and we drop the ending here, we put: "See", and "you" becomes "ya": "See ya later". No one says: "See you later." It sounds weird when I even say it to myself. "See you later. Bye." But: "See ya later" rolls off the mouth. It's because both of these things we say at least 10, 20, 30 times a day, so we change it, we make it relaxed to make it comfortable like E. Okay? Problem for you is you go to school or you're reading a book and it says: "Do you want to", "Did you ever", no one speaks like that but you, so today we're going to change that. Okay? So I'm going to teach you, as I said, how to understand it when it's said to you, but also how to get it out. Warning: Please use the books first or, you know, listen to... We have other videos on pronunciation, use those first. You have to master the base sounds first. You have to be able to say: "Do you want to", because what you don't understand is when I say: "Do you want", when I change it to: "Do you wanna", I almost say that "t", so I have to have practice saying the proper sound before I can drop it. Got it? It's like you got to practice a lot before you can play well. Okay. So, once you've got that down and you start using this, people will go: "Hey, man, where are you from? Because I hear some accent but I really can't tell. Do you want to tell me?" And I say... I did it again. "Do you want to tell me?" You're like: "Woo, no. It's my secret, engVid." Okay, anyway, so today what I want to work on specifically is "do" and "did". Okay? Because there are a few things we say, and there are what I call sound patterns for the relaxed speech that you can learn to identify what people are saying to you. Okay? So I'm going to come over here and I want you to take a look. "Do" or "Did", and here's the relaxed version of it. When we're done this we're going to have a little practice session because with pronunciation it's important you actually practice it, not you take the lesson, you go: "Thanks, James, you taught me and now I know." You actually have to go through it. So the first one we want to do is this one: "Do you want to", easy enough. Right? "Do you want to go to dinner? Do you want to have a friend over? Do you want to have pizza?" When we actually say it, what happens is there are two cases here. In the first case: "do" or "d" changes to a "ja", "ja" sound. And it comes: "Jawanna", so this is gone, the "d" is gone, we changed it to a "j". And remember what we talked about with "wanna"? The t's gone so it becomes: "Jawanna".
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English Grammar: Correlative Conjunctions (NEITHER & NOR, EITHER & OR, BOTH & AND...) English Grammar: Correlative Conjunctions (NEITHER & NOR, EITHER & OR, BOTH & AND...)
9 months ago En
Neither & nor, either & or, both & and, not only & but. These are "correlative conjunctions". You've probably learned to memorize these pairs, but I'm going to teach you to UNDERSTAND when and how to use them. Instead of focusing heavily on grammar rules, join me and we'll talk about the situations where these correlative conjunctions are used in English. You'll learn how these pairs can be used to express choice, surprise, inclusion, or negation. It may sound difficult, but trust me, you'll understand it in no time. TAKE THE QUIZ: https://www.engvid.com/english-grammar-correlative-conjunctions/ USING COMMAS WITH CORRELATIVE CONJUNCTIONS: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tdGG2uJt5js TRANSCRIPT Doo-doo-doo-doo-doo-doo-doo-doo. Ex my... "Neither you nor your hairy-ass friend can come to my party!" E! That's so rude. Hi. James from engVid. Today's lesson is going to be on correlative conjunctions, or let's say conjunctive pairs to make it simple. Mr. E made a statement where he said two things using two words to bring two statements together, two related ideas and brought them together. In this case: "you" and "your hairy-ass friend". I want to go to the board and I want to explain the correlative conjunctions to you, because I know conjunctions you've heard of, but this will be a little twist that can add to your English to make it more advanced. Are you ready? Let's go to the board. All right, so E talked about correlative conjunctions, and what I want to do is just go over conjunctions basically to you. Okay? So, conjunctions like: "for", "so", "because", "and", and "or" are easy. You know, they're everyday words. You say them regularly. "My friend and I", "You", or "Him", or "Her". Right? And we use these to join words, clauses, and phrases together. Right? "The people I saw and my best friends were happy." Okay? So, a correlative conjunction is the same kind of thing as, like, your joining statements, but they're of... Sorry. "Of", not "or". Of related information. And when they come together... When I say pairs, it's like imagine a boy and a girl together and they're a happy couple, they work together. Okay? So, "either", "or" is one of the first examples. You've seen "either". Right? Or you've seen "or", but what I want to talk about is "either", "or". In "either", "or" it gives you a choice. "Either you pay me the money now or I break your legs." You have a choice; whether you like that choice or not, it's a choice. The second one is also... Is: "not only", "but also". It's about surprise. In the first case we're saying: "Not only was she happy"-there was a surprise-"but she also got married", there's even more surprise. So, in this correlative pair we talk about the idea of surprise. You put this plus this, there's a surprise, plus more surprise. In our third case we talk about negation. That's what I was talking about, Mr. E here said: "Not you, nor your friend". A lot of students have a problem with "neither", "nor" or "neither", "nor". By the way, they're the same thing. You'll hear people say: "Neither this" or "nor". My idea on that or my take on that is this: A lot of educated people will say: "Neither", and it's more British. And Americans tend to say: "Neither" more. Is there really a grammatical difference? Not at all, but just keep that in mind that if you hear someone say: "Neither" they probably have gone to university, a little bit more educated, and "neither" is just more commonplace. It's not better, it's not worse, it's just a preference in style. Okay? But when you say "neither"... "Neither", "nor", it means not this and not that. It's not a choice. People confuse "either", "or" because you have a choice. This means: This is not true and that's not true, so both are not true anymore. Cool? Keep that in mind. It makes everything negative. And finally: "both", "and" is inclusive or including. You know: "Both my brother and my father love baseball." So I'm taking two, right? "Both", my brother, I am saying there are two parts, and the secondary part is included with the first part, so it's an including. Cool? Now, we've got the basic lesson down. We're going to go to the board, of course you know I'm going to give you a bit of a quiz. I hope you understand. I'll go over it quickly for you once again just in case. "Either", "or" is choice; "not only", "but also" is surprise and it's two surprises, the first case is a surprise, the second one is even more of a surprise; "neither", "nor" is negation, meaning no, x, nothing, no; and "both", "and" is included, so you're including this with that, both she and he were happy. Right? Cool? All right, so once again we're going to do our magic board. Got to do a little bit of a quiz, and I'll give you a little bit extra on conjunctions in just a second. [Snaps]
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Instantly improve your English with 3 easy words! Instantly improve your English with 3 easy words!
10 months ago En
Improve how you sound in English by mastering when these three words are used! I've met thousands of English learners at all levels. Most of them, even the advanced students, make mistakes with the words "a", "the", and "to". These are some of the most common words we use, so in this lesson I'm going to teach you how we use these words. I don't want to look just at grammar; I want you to understand these words and why we use them. If you're an advanced English student, this will be a great review for you. If you're a beginner, try to understand this and save yourself years of English mistakes. TAKE THE QUIZ: https://www.engvid.com/instantly-improve-your-english-with-3-easy-words/ TRANSCRIPT Doo-doo-doo-doo-doo-doo-doo-doo. The things I do for love. There's not a thing... Hi. James from engVid. Today's lesson is about instantly improving. Now, I know... "Instant", what does that mean? People say it all the time. I want to show you a little trick that will make your English sound better instantly, and I will give you a technique that you can use after to help practice this. What I have found are students have a mistake or make a mistake when they drop these three words, and because of that I know you're not a native speaker. But today I'm going to address that, show you the three words... Okay? Explain why, and then I will give you a technique that you can use at home soon as you go back over this video or any video to practice it, and you will get instantly better. 10-20%. Okay? Want to know what I'm talking about? Let's go to the board and look at something you've learned, but today you're going to understand. You ready? So, Mr. E said: "Which three words can help you sound like a native speaker?" I'm going to help you a little bit by doing this, and then we're going to go to the board. The words I'm talking about, and you might not consider them words but they are words are: "a" or "an"... Okay, and I consider that one word because it's modified. Right? "The" and "to". Of course you're going to say: "Yeah, James, we know all these. We learned this at beginner, so how does that instantly help me improve my English?" The problem is this: When a person knows something they will talk, when they understand they will change their behaviour or they will use the information. Many students know about articles and the preposition "to", but they actually don't use them in sentences. Many times I've heard students go... Say: "I need to go work tonight." Soon as you say that I know you're not a native speaker. Or if they say: "I bought car yesterday" or "I bought food..." Not "some food". "I bought apple yesterday at the store." I'm like: "A-... You mean an apple, right?" They don't think to say it, because they know: "Teacher, you know what I'm saying." And I go: "Yeah, I know what you're saying, but the way you said it I know English is not your first language." So what I want to do is get you to come back to understanding, not just knowing why these words are important, the fact that, especially with the articles we're going to talk about, they are in most of the sentences. You can almost not get by a sentence without using them. So let's go to the board and take a look. First, what is an article? Well, you'll see an article is the letter "a" or "an". Quickly on that one, "an" is used when we have a vowel sound, sound... Not a... Not just a vowel. So when you say: "A apple", we know "a" and "a" make it difficult for us to actually get it out and for you to understand, so we add: "an" to put a consonant to make it easier for the listener. "I want an apple." Oh, okay, cool. How about "hour"? Teacher, that has an "h" in front of it. I'm like: "Enh?" But we say: "hour", we don't say: "h-our", because with "a" we have to say: "an hour", and that once again tells me one hour. You keep noticing I keep saying "one". I'll explain in a second. Now, this is what we call and indefinite article. I.e. it's not special. When I say to you: "I want a marker", a marker. All right? I'm talking about this. See this? They're all basically the same. I don't care what type of marker. "A" just means generally speaking marker. That's why it's indefinite; it's not special. When we look at the word "the", "the" is special. In this case, when I say to you: "I want the marker", which one do you think I'm talking about? Can you see the difference? Clearly. Even if you don't know, you would look and see four, and see this and go: "He's probably talking about this one." So with a definite article what's happening is someone is being very specific. Well, there are two things. They could say something is special or something is specific. Okay? And here we have definite article is "the". "Tell the man I like him." Okay? "Tell the man", in this case both of us have to know what you're talking about, because if there are 10 men you'll go: "Which man?"
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10 "TIP" Expressions in English 10 "TIP" Expressions in English
11 months ago En
Learn 10 common English expressions that use the word "tip". You can start using these expressions in your English conversations immediately. We'll go over the different meanings of "tip", and I'll teach you some common collocations with this word. By the end of this English lesson, you will improve your vocabulary, learn useful expressions, and understand how the expressions are most commonly used. I'll teach you the meaning of "tip of the iceberg", "generous tipper", "tip of my tongue", and many more! TAKE THE QUIZ: https://www.engvid.com/10-tip-expressions-in-english/ TRANSCRIPT Doo-doo-doo-doo-doo. What's the name of that director? It's just on the tip of my... Oh. Hi. James from engVid. Today I want to teach you about a word "tip". We use this word a lot in English, and I am going to teach you what it means, some collocations-and collocations are words that are found together generally, you know, a lot-and a few idioms. If you're ready, we'll go to the board, visit Mr. E and start our lesson. Let's go. So, E has "tip", he's pointing to his tongue and he's pointing to these icebergs, and he's pointing to the tip. So I've got an idea that "tip" has something to do with the edge or the pointed part of something. Hmm? Well, here's our word: "tip". For pronunciation, you go: "t-ip". Right? "ip", "tip", like: "dip" or "sip". So that's pronunciation. I think it's very important that you not only know what the word means, but how to say it or how to recognize it when you hear it. So that's our lesson for the day. The two basic meanings of "tip" are: A) a gift of money for service. Not everywhere in the world this happens, but in North America and in England, if you go to a restaurant, when you... Oh, sorry. Not England. [Laughs] In North America, which is Canada, the United States, not including Mexico, but in these two countries after you finish a meal you are kind of obligated to leave a little extra money if the service is good. So if you liked the waiter or waitress, they do a good service, you leave money and it's called a tip. It's a gift for good service, like: "Thank you. I really appreciate it. Here you go." We also do this for taxis. All right? Now, the pointed end of something... Here's my tongue and the tip, the tip of my tongue. That's the tip of my tongue, ah. But also with this marker, that's the tip of the marker. It's pointed and it's the very end. And that should help you understand why E was pointing to the tip of the iceberg which is pointed and the tip of his tongue. With these two ideas we're going to now move into how we can use "tip" like a native speaker, and some idioms as well. Okay? To make English fun and understandable. The first one we talked about, "tip" at a restaurant. Money. But do you know "tip" is also for information? Remember we said it's the tip or the pointed end? Well, it's the beginning of something. When someone gives you a tip, they might come to you close and go: "Hey. I've got a hot tip." So, "tip" here could also be hot, and that means like it's special information, important information. Something they want to tell you that's going to benefit you. "Hey, I got a hot tip about a car selling for a really cheap price and it's in really good condition." It's special and it's for you. It's pointed to you. All right? This one's a funny one. If you... [Laughs] Another meaning for "tip" is to make something... If it tips it will fall over. So it means on an angle to fall. Right? It tipped over it went: "Wuh, boom". It tipped. "Tip" means to fall over, but in North America there's a little habit people have of cow tipping. I don't suggest that you do it, it's not funny because the poor cows, they sleep standing up. And some people will go to farms and they will push the cow, and the cow will fall over, wake up. "Moo. Who mooved me?" It's not nice. Don't do it. All right? That's number three. So, "tip" here also means to make fall over. So these are three basic pieces of information about "tip". One is tip given for service; two is for information that you give to someone, especially a hot tip; and three if something's tipping over like a book or a glass, it's going to fall. All right? And we did talk about the pointed end of something, and that's where we lead to here. "Tip of the iceberg". See how big icebergs are? Okay? Well, they're very tall. If you look here you see this part here, yeah? Well, that's a smaller part of something larger. So if someone tells you something, like: "And then he did that, and that's just the tip of the iceberg", that means that small part is nothing compared to how much more is coming. There's an enormous or a great amount of information, or other things about to happen. Right? So: "We went to the party, and we got shrimp to eat. But that was the tip of the iceberg. Then there was lobster, there was a pasta dish. It just went on and on." And you're like: "Wow! That's a lot!"
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Basic English Grammar: Parts of Speech – noun, verb, adjective, pronoun, adverb... Basic English Grammar: Parts of Speech – noun, verb, adjective, pronoun, adverb...
11 months ago En
In this video, I will go over the different parts of speech in English. We will be looking at the use of nouns, pronouns, adjectives, verbs, and adverbs. You will also learn how to arrange them in a grammatically correct sentence. Also, I will teach you in what order to place the adjectives if you have more than one. For example, do you have a "big, white, excitable dog" or a "white, excitable, big dog"? Find out by watching this lesson and doing the quiz afterwards at https://www.engvid.com/basic-english-grammar-parts-of-speech/ TRANSCRIPT Hi. James from engVid. I would like to talk about something that will help you understand English, and it's two things. Number one are parts of speech. What are the parts of speech and how do you use them? The second is called syntax, which is a very complicated word for word order. Where do you put the words in a sentence? In some languages they have a different word order, some languages it doesn't really matter, but what my job today is, is to show you where the words go and: What do they basically mean-okay-in the parts of speech? As E said: "Words. Where do they go?" Now, if you're new to English or even if you're an intermediate student, sometimes this causes you problems. Right? You've heard the terms: "preposition", "determiner", "syntax", and you're like: "Oh, it's so complicated." Today's lesson will be simple. You can go over this again and again. It will help you understand and use English better. So I'm going to start off with the most basic part of parts of speech, and I want to start with the things part. Things. Not actions, but things. I am a person. My watch is a thing. Okay? An animal, a cat or a dog, or an apple, these are things. We call these things nouns, because nouns name people - Hi, I'm James; places - Toronto, Ontario; things - my watch; animals - a cat, meow; and food - an apple. Okay? These are nouns. Example: boy, dog, apple. Okay? Nouns name these things. But sometimes you don't want to keep using the same noun again and again. "James ate the apple and James walked his dog as James talked to his friend, Oliver, and then James..." It gets what we call repetitive and boring, and it also makes the sentences go really slow. And sometimes we want to use the noun in a different way. So in this case we introduce what's called pronouns. Pronouns can replace nouns in a sentence. So now you could say something like this: "James ate the apple and he walked his dog." Instead of: "James ate the apple and James walked his dog", we can use a pronoun to replace it and make it simpler. We still know we're talking about James. Now, we talked about word order or syntax. Let me explain this. In order to use a pronoun first you must use the noun. Okay? You introduce the noun and then you can replace it with a pronoun. That's why you see number one then number two. You cannot just start with a pronoun. If I started a sentence at the beginning: "He went to the store." The very first thing you will say to me is: "Who's he?" I go: "Oh, James went to the store and he bought the apples there." And you go: "Oh, now I know who he is." So, pronouns kind of number two because you have to actually introduce first with a noun, then you can replace it with a pronoun. Now, we have several types of pronouns. I'm just going to go over and show you a couple of them so you get an idea. Pronouns include: "I", "we", which are subject pronouns. Object pronouns when we're talking about something that's not us, but something on the other side that receives action, as a subject pronoun I do things. I run. Right? We eat dinner. We're talking to them. Now, when we say "them", you go: "What?" Well, they are receiving it and we call those object pronouns. Okay? So the most basic ones are subject and object pronouns. One is doing something, one is receiving. There are reflexive pronouns, like: "himself" where somebody is talking about themselves. "He built the house himself." So he's talking about him as an object, but reflecting it back to himself. We call it reflexive pronoun. Okay? There are others, but I'm not going to get into them right now because I want to keep this simple just so you know what the parts of speech are, and you can always come to engVid to come and see other lessons in which we go deeply into reflexive pronouns, object and subject pronouns. Okay? Cool. So we talked about how pronouns can replace nouns, and we're good with that. Yeah? So let's go to stage number three, because once you've replaced them, how do you know the difference between them? Apple, apple. I don't know. That's when we have adjectives. Adjectives. The word itself can be broken into two parts: "ject" and "ad". But remember... Do you remember when I said subject and object, and I gave you the example? I said, for instance: "I" is a subject pronoun. Right? Subject, yeah, I'm good at this.
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Learn English: Expressions that use body parts! Learn English: Expressions that use body parts!
2 years ago En
Head, ear, chin, lip, arm, chest, leg, foot, back... These are some of the body parts that are used in many common expressions in English. In this English lesson, I'll teach you the meaning of useful expressions like "You're always on my back", "Keep your chin up", "raises an eyebrow", and even some strange ones such as "makes my blood boil". These sayings bring your English to life by expressing how you feel. From head to toe, all body parts are covered. Watch the lesson to learn more. I know you'll give it a thumbs up! https://www.engvid.com/expressions-body-parts/ TRANSCRIPT E, what did I tell you about leaving your socks on the fl...? Hi. James from engVid. Little upset now. E leaves his socks all over the place. He only has one foot, but he seems to leave them everywhere. I'm always on your back? This lesson is about body parts, like the back, and how we use them to show or express our feelings, emotions, or thoughts on a situation. Stick with me, and we'll take your head out of the clouds and teach you some English. You ready? Let's go to the board. Notice E is saying: "You're always on my back!" Well, I'm going to come over here and I'm going to show you the body parts, and then I'll show you an idiom... Or, sorry, let's say a phrase or an expression that we use to indicate our thoughts or feelings on something, or about someone. Right? So, why don't we start with...? Well, what does it say here? Number one, your head. Okay? Your head. If someone says: "Your head is in the clouds", you're a dreamer, which means you don't really think about real things; work, eating, life. You're thinking: "One day I'm going to fly off and I'm going to visit a country, and I'm going to..." And someone will say: -"Do you have money?" -"No." You're a dreamer. Your head is in the clouds. Right? Get your head out of the clouds. Come back to reality. Come back to the real world. That's number one: "head in the clouds". Let's look at number two: "let your hair down". This is kind of funny because I really don't have any hair. Let's just say I had hair. Okay? And my hair is up, like this. Okay? My hair is up. Okay? If I let my hair down, I'm going to relax. My hair is now relaxed. You like that? Purple. It's cool. "Let your hair down" means have fun, relax, take it easy. Don't be so serious. Okay? And that's our hair there. Just see that? Let it down, relax a bit. How about number three? "Be all ears". Well, clearly I have only two and I cannot be covered with ears, but "be all ears" means I am focused, I am incredibly... I'm listening to you right now, incredibly focused. So when someone is all ears, it means I'm listening, you have my attention, I'm not thinking of anything but what you are saying. "Be all ears", and there are your ears. Okay? How about this one? "Lip service". Those are little lips. Maybe you can't see them. So here are mine. Lips. Lip service is funny. "Service" means to do something for someone. But "lip service", it's actually... Because I have "insincere", but that might be a big word for you. But it means I don't really believe it or I don't really want to do it. So, when you give lip service you say: "Yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah", but you really aren't going to do it or you really don't believe in it. Example: Your mother comes home and said: "Okay, you know what? You put the plate over there and the cup over there. Could you do me a favour? Could you pick it up and put it away?" And you're watching or playing video games or soccer, and you're like: "Yeah, yeah, yeah, I'll do it. Uh-huh. Uh-huh." You have no intention or you're not going to do it. You just say: "Yeah, yeah, yeah" to make your mother happy so she thinks you're going to do it, but you're not going to. If your boss or employer gives you lip service, they say: "Sure, we'll give you more money. Everything will be okay. Just go back to work." It's lip service. They're not going to give you any more money, but they expect you to go back to work. Watch out for lip service. Right? Lips. Let's look at number five. Chin, this is your chin right here. If you've ever seen Superman, Superman has a chin of steel. Big chin. Okay? Now, when somebody says: "Keep your chin up", your chin is probably here and you're: "[Whines]". You're upset and they say: "Keep your chin up. Don't be sad. Be happy. Be strong, like Superman." That's your chin right here, right underneath your lips. Chin. Okay? "Be on someone's back", that's what E was saying. Well, if you've ever had to carry something really big, I don't know, like... Hold on a second. I'm still here. This is on my back. It's really heavy and it bothers me. You know? It's a pain. It's upsetting. When something's on your back, it's always... They're always bothering you. "Oh, you're always on my back asking about giving you money" or "You're always on my back asking me to help you.
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Sound like a native speaker: Delete the 'H'! Sound like a native speaker: Delete the 'H'!
2 years ago En
Have you noticed that when native speakers talk quickly, they often shorten their words or even completely delete some sounds? This makes it challenging for English learners to understand fast speech, because the words are not pronounced in full. In this lesson, I will teach you about the silent H and how to recognize it to understand fast speech. I will also show you how to cut out the H at the beginning of certain words in order to sound more like a native English speaker. Improve your pronunciation by using the silent H, and see how much of a difference it can make! https://www.engvid.com/sound-like-a-native-speaker-silent-h/ TRANSCRIPT I've 'ad a long time to work on this lesson, and I bet what I just said went right by you. Hi. James from engVid. Today I want to talk about letter deletion. In English we do this a lot, and I don't want you... So I want you to understand: I don't want you to use it, but I'm going to teach you how to hear it, how to understand it, where it is commonly used so you can quickly identify when we're speaking quickly. Like when I said to you: "I ave", I said: "I have", but I dropped the "h" and that's today's lesson. We'll do other ones where I'll drop a "t", but for right now I want you to concentrate on the dropping of the "h", and we call it the "H deletion" or "H deletion" if you're American. All right? Let's go to the board. You'll notice over here, my man, Mr. E, he has: "A, B, C, D, E, F, G, ?, I", the deletion of H. Quick note. Okay? When we want to be clear on what we are saying we say each word exactly and precisely. Okay? However, when we say something regularly-okay? This is the examples of why we delete it-or we speak quickly or fast, we drop sounds. One letter we do this with is the letter "h". Okay? So as you can see, that's going to be my quick explanation on that, but I'm doing this sort of like a warning for you, this little part because you are not allowed to do this because you have an accent and you haven't mastered the English sounds. First you have to master the sounds, so it's better to say: "I have" instead of "ave", "I have", right? Master the sound. The second thing is this lesson's more about helping you to comprehend or listen to English, and understand English quickly. Okay? Are you ready? Time for me to do that magic board thing. [Snaps] So let's talk about where the letter "h" is commonly deleted. We know it's deleted, but I'm going to give you about five examples or six where you can see the letter "h" is deleted often or quite commonly. Okay? Remember I said we do it when we speak quickly or it's something we say regularly? So it won't be a surprise when I show you the examples on the board, why this would happen. The letter "h" is commonly dropped when we use the verb "to have" or when we use pronouns. So, "have" in this case becomes "ave". "Has" becomes "azz", and I'm putting the "z" sound because pronunciation, it's not "a-s". I know you "ass" for some of you, I know people who speak Spanish or have a Latin background will "ass", because they see the "s", but we say the "z" sound: "azz". And "had" becomes "ad". "E 'ad about five minutes before e 'ad to leave." If you're really careful... Well, you have to go over here to hear what I actually said, but I used two of them at the same time and it commonly happens, so much so that we as English speakers don't realize we're not actually speaking the language, but just sounds. All right? Let's go over to the pronoun side of the board. Okay? Well, the pronouns you'll see we have "he" becomes "e". Right? "E's a really good guy", and I'm not talking about Mr. E. "E's a really good guy", instead of: "He is a really good guy." Okay? "Her", I don't know err very well. I don't know err very well. It's not "her". "I don't know her very well.", "I don't know err very well." And "iz". Right? I know it's "iss", it looks like this, "his", but this makes this sound, the "iz" sound. Right? "Iz brother iz a good friend of mine. Iz brother is a good friend of mine." Notice how I'm speaking quickly, and for some of you I always speak quickly. But generally speaking: "I don't know iz schedule. I don't know iz schedule." It's not: "I don't know his schedule." Now, once again, I need to repeat this: You do not use this when you're speaking. I'm giving you this, I'm giving you these examples by saying them so as you hear me say them you're like: "That sounds familiar", and that's why sometimes you think you know what we're saying, but you're not too sure. It's because we delete these sounds. Now, if you saw what I did here I actually at the beginning played with you by I said: "E ad about five minutes." And I said: "E ad", so instead of: "He had five minutes to talk", "E ad five minutes to talk to us, then E had to go. I don't know if err brother's coming, err brother's coming."
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Learn English: MAKE or DO? Learn English: MAKE or DO?
2 years ago En
"Stop making mistakes" or "stop doing mistakes? "Do" and "make" are some of the most used verbs in English, but they are regularly confused by English learners. I'm going to teach you the logic of when to use "make" and when to use "do". Watch this lesson and you'll understand how to use these verbs correctly. You'll also learn collocations: words that often go with "make" and "do", like "do the dishes", "do your homework", "make dinner", "make a call", and many more. Learning to use these two simple words correctly will make you sound much more fluent to native English speakers, so don't miss out! https://www.engvid.com/make-or-do/ TRANSCRIPT "To be or not to be?" that is the qu-... No, it's not the question. You are here to learn a lesson. Hi. I'm James from engVid, and today's lesson is going to be on "do" or "make". Well, why am I doing this lesson? Many students make a mistake with these two verbs. Okay? And the problem is native speakers almost never make this mistake, and as soon as you make this mistake we will know that you are just learning English or low-level English. So this lesson will help you fully understand how to use it so that you can start speaking like a native speaker right away. Now, in order to do that we have to clearly know what the difference is between "do" and "make", and then give examples of how we use them. I'll also give you collocations. Collocations are words that go with "do" and "make" regularly so you know even if you're having a difficult time, when you say something like: "cake", you're going to say "do" or "make". Let's find out in five seconds, shall we? Let's go to the board where I'll break down what "do" is and give you examples; what "make" is, give you examples; then I'll give you those collocations and a short quiz. All right. E, what is it, "do" or "make"? When I makes me a cake, do I do me a cake or make me a cake? Well, let's find out. If an action is repetitive, something you do on a regular basis, we're going to use the verb "do". Now, I should note very quickly here I am not going to talk on the auxiliary, like: "Do you like that?" I'm not going to ask these questions. We have other videos, so please go to engVid, go check them out, and they'll clearly do... Do, [laughs]. Show you the uses of "do" as the auxiliary. Okay? This is specifically how you understand it. If something is done repetitively, we use "do", which is true for most simple present verbs. When we talk in the simple present it's about repeated actions. So, "do" is no different from that. Okay? Obligation. An obligation might be something like I do homework every night. It's a thing I must do. Okay? So we use it for obligation. Multiple actions. Now, listen to me carefully. "I do the dishes." I'll give you a visual representation or a visual picture of it in a second, but I want you to understand the concept. A lot of times in English we use what's called "shorthand". Instead of saying every verb that I'm going to do, what I do is I use... Or I even said it here, replacing verbs. We put the verb "do" in and it talks about several actions in one go. Here's an example for you: When I do the dishes, I wash them, I dry them, I put them away. Notice there are three verbs. I don't want to say when someone says, like E goes: "Did you do the dishes?" Go: "Yes, I wash the dishes, I dry the dishes, I put the dishes away." They'll go: -"You new to Canada, correct?" -"Yes, very correct." Okay, so I said: "I'll do the dishes" or "I do the dishes". So, even under obligation I said: "I do the dishes every night", that's my obligation. And it's these actions I'm talking about. Repetitive because I do it every night, I repeat it. Okay? Multiple actions, so I've just went through, and replacement of verbs. This is similar to multiple actions, but you can use the verb "to do" to replace one verb, like: "Hey, man. I got to do my hair tonight." That means "fix", that might be cut my hair, it might be wash my hair, but when I got to do my hair, I got to do my hair, and do my nails. That means cut and clean. It's not saying multiple verbs. It's just replacing one verb, but we can put "do" in there and it replaces that verb, and we understand what it means. Is there something you have to do? Okay, I've killed that. Right? So why don't we go to "make"? "Make". "Make" is create, when you create something. Creation comes from it didn't exist and now it does. You create. That's making. And when I say "create", there's a big difference between the two. Okay? Notice when we talked about "do" we talked about repetitive, obligation, multiple actions, dah-dah-dah-dah. It's a verb of action and so is "make", but the difference is this: When I talk about "do", you can't see it. Sorry, you can see it, but you can't touch it. You can see me washing, but you can't touch me washing the dishes. It doesn't make sense.
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How to use Mind Maps to understand and remember what you read! How to use Mind Maps to understand and remember what you read!
2 years ago En
Do you have a hard time remembering what you read? Do you need to read things many times before you understand? Reading books can be discouraging because of the large amount of information on each page. To help you make sense of all that information, I will show you how to create a mind map. A mind map is a graphic that shows categories containing quick reference points from your book. By taking short notes and organizing them in a specific way, you will have all the information you need to quickly and easily remember the important points of a book. Just the process of thinking about and creating this mind map will help your brain to understand and remember the material. Try it! It really works and it is free. Mind maps are especially useful when it's time to write an assignment or study for an exam! Watch the video to learn how to create your own mind map. Watch my first mind map lesson: https://www.engvid.com/mind-maps-how-to-learn-vocabulary/ Take the quiz: http://www.engvid.com/how-to-use-mind-maps-to-understand-and-remember-what-you-read/ TRANSCRIPT How to submit. We want to hear from all artists and makers who have a passion for creating. That's cool. Hi. James from engVid. You notice? I was reading. It's not a special skill. Most of us learn it, but the problem is when you go to another language it's difficult sometimes to understand what's on the paper and be able to use that. So today's lesson is about mind maps. Mind maps? Yeah. Wait a second, mind maps and reading. I did a general lesson earlier on. Somewhere in the link you can look down and you can find it, go back, you can watch it. But in that lesson I didn't give any specific examples on mind maps. I'm doing this particular lesson to address that. So, if you're here going: "Yeah, I want to learn about mind maps and reading", this is your lesson. Hold on two seconds. We're going to discuss what the benefits are, what the benefits of reading are, then I'm going to give you a very detailed mind map explaining what parts you should do for what, and that'll help you with reading. Are you ready? Let's go to the board. All right, E, what's up? "It's all Greek to me." Omega, it's not the best symbol, you probably can't see it, but Greek. In English we say when something's Greek to me, it means we don't understand it. A lot of times you'll get a big contract when, you know, you have your cellphone and there's a bill and it's: "Blah, blah, blah, blah, blah, blah, blah, blah, blah, blah, blah", and you're like: "I don't understand it. It's all Greek." I know you understand all of the words, it's just they're put together in such a way it's difficult, and that doesn't matter if you're reading your own language or another language. But there are a lot of benefits when you're learning another language that reading gives you. And a lot of people want to talk and listen, but reading has some power. And let's address that now. Okay? So mind maps are reading comprehension. Don't worry if you haven't seen the mind map, it's coming up in a second or two. But the first thing I want to talk to you about is reading helps you understand the way that the language is put together. Most of you will come and... You come to engVid to learn vocabulary and grammar, but that doesn't help you with syntax, that doesn't help you with putting the words together in a logical way. Reading does that because... Well, let's face facts, when you're reading someone is actually speaking to you but they're not in front of you. So the problem is if they're not very clear and they don't use the language well, you won't really understand them. Right? So reading teaches you how to... The language is put together, where the verbs go, and when's a better place to use the verb or a noun, and how you can show expressions. Okay? Reading also teaches you how to speak by showing you the way that the language is used by the native speakers. Huh? Well, if it's a fiction book they actually say: "-'Johnny, are you coming?' -'Yes.' Dah, dah, dah, dah", and they show you how we use the language. So not only do you understand how to put the language together by looking at it and going: "Ah, comma here, period here", but then they say: "Hey, this is how we speak." So if you follow this you can actually use that kind of method or sys-... Not system. You can follow those words and actually speak like we do. All right?
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How to improve your English with MUSIC and MOVIES! How to improve your English with MUSIC and MOVIES!
2 years ago En Ru
You learn the most English if you're having fun doing it. So today, I'm going to teach you how to improve your English by watching movies and by listening to music! Many of you already listen to English music and watch shows and movies that are in English. I'm going to teach you some activities that will make you active with the language you hear. You'll also learn fun games you can play by yourself or with a friend that will help you learn vocabulary, expressions, and pronunciation. By learning English from movies and music, you'll also sound more like a native speaker. http://www.engvid.com/how-to-improve-your-english-with-music-and-movies/ TRANSCRIPT To be, or not to be - that is the... Hi. James from engVid. Just practicing my Shakespeare. Well, not really. I just wanted to show you acting. Acting, being an actor can be a good way to learn English. And today I want to show you two fun ways to practice English doing things you already love to do. Okay? So, let's go to the board. Mr. E is saying: "I sound like Madonna!" That's not here yet, but that'll be the second one, but today or right now this part of the lesson is about movies, acting. What we want you to do or what I want you to do is go find a movie you love in English. I'm sure there's... If you're watching me, I'm sure you've watched some English television program or movie. I mean, I'm speaking a lot of English so I know you're used to it. What I... What I want you to do is pretend you are an actor in a movie, and we're going to take a few steps to get there. So the first thing is: Pick a movie that you love watching, because some of you watch it again and again. Star Wars, yeah, yeah? Or Harry Potter, if that's still out there, or Bond, James Bond. Right? Any of those movies. Okay, so you pick your movie. The second thing I want you to do is go through the movie and watch the scenes you love the best when the actor says something like: "Punk, do you feel lucky, punk? Well, do ya?" And then pick a couple of those scenes. All right? The third thing I want you to do is go to this part, and it's i-m... It's www.imsdb.com. It's where you get scripts. Now, right now you're probably going: "What's a script?" Well, in music the words in the music are called lyrics. Okay? So when you're looking at the words in a song they're called the lyrics. But when you're looking at the words in a movie, it's from a script. And one actor has his part in a script, another actor has her part in a script. And these are the lines they say. This particular website has amazing amount... An amazing amount of movies with scripts, so you can go and find any of the latest ones, like of Jason Bourne, or I'm trying to think of something that came out. I don't know when you're going to see this, so just say Harry Potter, maybe Ironman. Okay? Go check it out, you'll see the scripts, you can go and look at it. The reason why I asked you up here is to pick out scenes is you can go to the scene on the script where it may say: "Car chase scene", "Gun scene", "Kissing scene", and you can look at it, and all of the words the actors say are there. Because I know sometimes you don't know what the actor is actually saying. Sometimes we have what's called relaxed speech. In relaxed speech, they might say: "What do you want?" and it comes out: "Whatda ya want?" And you're like: "What?" It's English. Now, we have a video on relaxed speech, you can go and check it out, and it will explain: "Whatda ya want?" and other ones. Okay? So, the lines that will be there, you might notice a big difference between what the actor says and what is actually written for what you should explain or you should understand. Okay? This is good, it's going to help you with your ears as well. There's a thing you can pick up from listening. Okay? So we want to look at the scripts and then listen. Now, watch the movie at your favourite part. So now you've got the script in your hand, you're going to watch that part. Read. Here's the funny thing, a lot of times people read when they're watching a movie, like they read the subtitles-you know the little words?-and they think: "My listening is good because I understand." No, you're reading, but it does help because it helps you put a picture, a word picture to the words you're hearing. And we're much better with pictures. Think of it this way: Have you ever walked up to someone and said: "I remember your name, but I don't remember your face." No, you don't do that. We always remember faces and we forget names. Those kind of words and sounds are hard to remember, but the picture we always keep.
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How to start a conversation: 5 things to say after "hello" How to start a conversation: 5 things to say after "hello"
2 years ago En
Don't know what to say? Don't worry! In this video, you'll learn easy ways to start a good, useful conversation. You'll learn how to choose topics for conversation, and I'll teach you the questions you should ask to start enjoyable and meaningful conversations! You're going to have fun, improve your English, and make friends! What could be better? Test your understanding of the lesson with the quiz! http://www.engvid.com/how-to-start-a-conversation-5-things-to-say-after-hello/ TRANSCRIPT God, I love your lips, Angelina. Hi. James from engVid. I was just thinking to myself: Well, I know it's very difficult to practice English because you don't get a lot of practice with English speakers, but if there were a way I could teach you how to get past "Hello" to make the conversation grow and perhaps have the other person come back and talk to you, that would be of great value. So this lesson is about how to get past "Hello" and make a beautiful conversation flow. All right? I'm going to use Angelina to help me later on when I do an example, but for now I will tell you more. See? He's like: "Tell me more. Hmm. I'm interested." And so am I. All right, so let's go to the board, shall we? I'm going to give you five conversation openers. You've said: "Hello", where do you go? Personally I hate this because I teach and I hear people say: "Hello. My name is James. I am from Japan, Tokyo." The conversation is essentially dead. Dunh-dunh-dunh-dunh. Don't know if that's the wedding theme or the theme from Star Wars. Doesn't matter. You understand. It's killed. Nobody cares. You've said everything that they need to know and then they're done. So why don't we do something that actually gets them to open up and want to tell you information? Okay? So the first one we're going to do is this one. I like this one. It's so easy, it's so true. Look for something that someone is wearing or has that you actually like. You're not going to steal it, so don't think about that. But what I mean is you like. You like the t-shirt, you like the jeans, the ear rings or something, you're like: "Cool", because that will be sincere. "Sincere" means that you really mean it and the person can feel that from you, so they'll want to share with you because you're being honest with them. All right? So we look here, number one, walk up and say... So it's like: "Hello. Love your __________ (jacket, t-shirt). That is so cool." Yeah? "Where did you get them?" or "Where did you get it?" Notice I didn't say: "Where did you buy it?" because some of the coolest things someone's going to be wearing won't be from this country. It might be: "Hey. I was in India and I picked up these beads. Yeah, it was really cool. I was outside this ashram and..." And now you've got a conversation you didn't even know. Or it might be: "Oh, I was downtown in the hippie section, you know, and it was really cool, there was all this art." You've started a conversation. If you say: -"...buy them?" -"At the gap." Finished. So: "Hey. Where did you get them?" Let them say "buy". Don't bring that up. Okay? Follow that up with right away... As soon as you say: "Where did you buy them...?" It's true... It might not be true right now, but it could be true, you say: "Because I really have to get a cool present", or: "...an interesting gift for my nephew/my brother/my sister/my friend." Right? Or girlfriend, whatever, or your wife. By saying that you're saying, well, one thing, you have other friends. But number two, you're giving them: "Cool". You're saying whatever they're wearing is interesting, cool, different enough that it stopped you to talk to them. By example or by extension, that means added on you're saying: "You're kind of cool, too, because you're wearing it and I think it's cool, so it's got to be cool and only a cool person would buy it." Right? This is why it works, you've given them two compliments. Who doesn't want to be complimented? First you're saying I'm wearing something cool, then you're saying: "I need to get something cool, and clearly what you have is cool." I'm probably going to talk to you and go: "Well, you know, thanks for saying that. I liked it because..." And conversation started, and now you have an opportunity to maybe later on talk more, and that's how you get your practice. Number two, how about this one? "Wow, you are __________ (tall)" or: "You have __________ (really bright eyes)", or something that has to do with the physical body. The first one was about things. Physical. Now we want to talk about physical. And you followed that up with: "What do you do?" Huh? Example, you see someone, you go: "Wow, you have amazing skin. What do you do to make it so clear?" Okay? Hmm. Or: "Wow, you're tall. What do you do? Do you play sports or anything like that?" Okay? You follow it up. This is the follow up, as I said: "What do you do?" But why does this work? Now, notice this is green and I have green up here.
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Steps to Learning English: Where should you start? Steps to Learning English: Where should you start?
2 years ago En
So you want to learn or improve your English. But where should you start? When you learn a new language, there is so much material to cover: vocabulary, grammar, syntax, slang, pronunciation... With so many topics to study, you may not know where to focus your attention. In this video, I will give you some tips to organize your schedule and decide what you should work on. Whether you are a beginner, intermediate, or advanced speaker, you can always find something to improve on, and I will give you the tools you need to devise a good plan. Hint: it's more simple than you think! http://www.engvid.com/steps-to-learning-english-where-to-begin/ TRANSCRIPT [Singing] Hi. James. Greer. James Greer. From engVid. [Laughs]. Not Bond, and I know you think I was going to say Bond. I know. But listen, Bond always has an important mission he's got to do, right? 007. And so do I. Today we have a mission. We're going to learn how to study English. I know in many places, many websites, they tell you, and to teach you grammar and idioms and phrasal verbs. But then, there's the big question of you, and: How do you study, and how do you choose what is important for you at this moment? Maybe you're advanced. Maybe you're a beginner. Maybe you know this, and maybe you don't. After today's lesson and we do our mission, you'll know exactly what you have to do. Okay? So, we're going to go to the board in a second, and take a look. What steps should we take in order to learn? By the time you're done this video, you'll know exactly... Or you should know where you are, where you need to go, and when you're going to be done. Ready? Let's go. E. E is standing here saying: "Where do I start? Grammar, vocabulary, or speaking?" Common, and seems to make sense, I mean, you go to learn a language-right?-you go on a website, they start throwing things at you. You go to a school, they say you need this, this, and this. But you don't really know. So, I'm going to give you the tools to decide that. First thing we're going to do is: What's the first thing you need? Grammar? No. What? Conversation? No. Vocabulary. What? Well, look. If you can't say: "bathroom" when you go to a country, you're going to pee yourself. Okay? "Hungry", you won't get food. You don't need to know everything to get basic information done. And that's what we should look at first. Basic information for a beginner really is vocabulary. And instead of all the fancy stuff you need, you don't need much. You need you, and a little bit of time, and to have some fun. Why? I'm going to suggest: For basic communication, get vocabulary. I'm telling you right now if I see you or any English-speaking person sees you, and you see... You say: "Drink. Thirsty." There's no grammar, but they'll go: "Oh, the bar is over there." If you say: "Washroom. Please", they'll go: "Oh, toilet is over there." They use sentence, you use words. Sometimes you just touch your belly and go: "Ahh!" They'll go: "Oh, you want food." You don't need all that stuff. People will tell you you need to learn grammar, and this and that. You don't. And here's how you get your first vocabulary. Do what you love to do. Play video games. I've had... I don't know how many students play video games, say they learned how to fire, duck, words that we wouldn't teach them for a while, because they were playing games. Other people come in: "Dah-dah-dah-dah-dah, [sings]", singing. I go: -"What the hell?" -"I love to sing", and they sing a song, they sound like they're just, you know, from this country. Then they speak very terrible accent. You know what I'm saying, right? [Laughs] But when they sing, it's like the gods have come down. I mean, literally, you go: "Are you...? You were born here, right?" Cool slang. You know? YOLO, you only live once. Right? ASAP, as soon as possible. When you do these things, you're learning because you want to learn. You're not even realising you're learning, and it's going to make you want to learn more because... You know, we'll get to the second one and you'll understand. But you want to communicate in a much better way. Okay? So, get the meaning of basic words. "Hungry", "food", "toilet", "money". You know that one, right? You need those things. If you have those things, you can start your adventure in learning English. Okay? And you're going to do it by doing things you love. Video games, music, cool slang. Right? Come on. Now we're making language fun and easy for you, and that's what we should do, because you'll learn it faster. All right? And then here's the bad news: Hard work is on its way, so let's move over to the intermediate.
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Talking about SLEEP in English Talking about SLEEP in English
2 years ago En
Did you "doze off" last night or "pass out"? Learn the difference between these phrasal verbs, as well as lots more sleep-related vocabulary and expressions in this English lesson. You might not realize it, but we talk about sleep a lot! It makes sense if you think about it -- a large portion of our lives are taken up with sleep. In this lesson, you will learn common vocabulary, expressions, and phrasal verbs related to sleep, like "insomnia", "nightmare", "doze off", "pass out", and many more. If your DREAM is to speak English like a native speaker, this lesson will help you get there! Take the quiz: http://www.engvid.com/talking-about-sleep-in-english/ TRANSCRIPT When am I going to have time for sleep? Hi. James from engVid. New Orleans, it's a city of the United States. It's known for Mardi Gras in February. The town never sleeps. People are doing stuff all the time. And today's lesson is on, believe it or not, not New Orleans, but sleep. A lot of you guys, it's something... It's something we do, if you think about it. You're awake and one-third of your life is spent sleeping. And in your own language you have many words for "sleep", and we do, too. And some of these words I don't think you've ever been taught. If so, I'm going to try and help you remember them, and go through a couple phrasal verbs and good and bad words. So let's go to the board, shall we? Sweet dreams are made of these. "Sweet dreams", what does that mean? It means... Depending. If I say to you: "Sweet dreams", I want you to dream, have a good night's sleep and dream or "sweet dreams", I'm having a good one. In this case, look at Mr. E. How are you...? Oh. He's fast asleep, so he can't hear me. But you'll notice he's sleeping, he's got some zzz' up here, and he's sweet dreams. Cake, ice cream, and engVid. Okay? If you think about our site, you'll have good dreams. So let's start on the good side, shall we? Because that's where we should have a good night's sleep. Right? That's easy enough. "Good night's sleep", you sleep all the way through the night and you feel fantastic. If you have a little sleep, let's just say you've had a really busy day and you're a little bit tired. When I was a little boy we used to call it a "nap". So for 20 minutes or maybe 30, 40 minutes you'd go upstairs quietly, go into a little ball and go to sleep for 20 minutes and you'd take a nap. Well, now it's the 21st century and everything's more aggressive, so you don't have a nap, you have a "power nap". 20 minutes, total relaxation, total focus. So today it's gone from "nap" to a "power nap". And when you tell people you're having a power nap, you're going to sleep like a kitten and coming out like Batman. Okay? That's what they say now, so I'm power napping. It's a way of making it sound more important than: "I'm tired. I need to sleep." Okay? Number two: "dream". A dream is basically pleasant thoughts while you're sleeping. That's what it is. You're travelling, having fun with your friends, kissing your favourite person. [Kisses] That's me. And that's a dream. You're having pleasant thoughts as you're sleeping. Okay? What about "bedroom eyes"? If you like those movie stars and that, do you look in their eyes? Yes, and you go: "Oh my gosh, he's so sexy. He's so lovely. I love his eyes." Bedroom eyes are sexy eyes. People have bedroom eyes. Now, there's another one for you: "Catch some zzz'" See up here? Mr. E is going: "[Snores]. Zzzzzz. [Snores] Zzzzzz." Catching zzz' is get some sleep. You'll often hear people say: "Man, I got to catch some zzz' before my airplane. I need to get some sleep." Why we pick "z", I don't know. Maybe it's the last letter of the alphabet and by the time you get there you're tired. And finally let's talk about "pillow talk". What is "pillow talk"? Pillow talk. No, you don't go: "Yo, pillow, you are so sexy. Look at your bedroom eyes. You're beautiful." No. When we talk about "pillow talk" it's actually when you're in bed with your partner or lover, and you talk about things, intimate things like how you like their hair and their eyes, or what a good day you've had, and it's really kind of romantic, and it's quiet and it's nice, and then it ends in cuddling, which is another word for hugging in the bed and mmm. It's not necessarily sex. It's the nice thing after. Right? Sexual talk and cuddling, ladies, holding and touching after the big event. Yeah? Yeah. Tell your husband or your significant other person: "I like a little pillow talk when we're done, and we'll have it more often." Guys, listen carefully when you hear that one. Okay? Because your bedroom eyes won't always get you there. That's the good, and I'm sure you're all smiling, going: "I like these. I get to nap, a little sleep. I get to have pleasant thoughts. I have... Use my eyes to make myself look much more attractive. I get to relax by getting some good sleep in there. And finally, if I talk and cuddle everything's good." Right?
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English Grammar: Definite Adverbs of Frequency English Grammar: Definite Adverbs of Frequency
2 years ago En
How often do you study English? Daily? Weekly? Once a month? In this English grammar lesson, you'll learn how to express exactly how often something happens. You probably already know words like 'often', 'sometimes', and 'always' – those are indefinite adverbs of frequency, meaning they don't tell you exactly how often something happens. When we use DEFINITE adverbs of frequency, we express exactly how many times something happens in a time period. We use expressions like 'once a week', 'monthly', and 'annually'. In this lesson, I'll tell teach you the grammar and vocabulary of definite adverbs of frequency. By the end of this lesson, you'll be able to understand and use these helpful adverbs in your spoken and written English. http://www.engvid.com/english-grammar-definite-adverbs-of-frequency/ TRANSCRIPT Doo-doo-doo-doo-doo. Yeah, baby. Hi. James from engVid. There's nothing I like more on a weekly basis than having my white wine with my yellow scarf around my neck. It's an interesting magazine. Got a director, Coppala, but I just don't see anybody who looks like me in this magazine, it's kind of funny. Anyway, we got a lesson to do and that's what you're here for. I want to teach you about adverbs of frequency. And you're going to say: "James, I know adverbs of frequency. You've taught it, other people have." And I'm: "Yes I have, but not quite like this." You know, and it's good to revisit some things annually anyway. Right? [Laughs] I just used one. Let's go to the board and take a look. All right. So, once a year, James speaks slowly. I'm going to introduce to you two different types of adverbs of frequency. Okay? Actually, yeah, two and then two small columns. Number one, there's the... The one you're used to: "always", "usually", "frequently", "never", and even how it breaks down. "Always" is 100%, "never" is 0%, and then in between we have stages of "often" is 70. You've seen this a million times, and you're probably pretty good at it. Right? You have to use it with the present tense verbs, yada, yada, yada, and it tells you how often something happens. These are the indefinite adverbs of frequency. What did you say? Indefinite, where did that come from? Well, today we're going to learn about the definite adverbs of frequency because we'll either know the definite time or the number that something occurs. Ready? Let's go to the board. We started with a joke: "Once a year, James talks slowly." Well, you know it happens once a year. The problem with saying "rarely" or "occasionally", you know 5%, but not exactly. What does that mean in a month or a week? "One time" tells you exactly what it is. Right? All right. So, one of the first things we have is: "Once", "twice" or "three times a week". You could say: "I go to the gym three times a week." I know... I don't maybe know the exact days, but I know exactly it's three times. It's better than saying "regularly", or in this case, "usually go" or "often go" because that doesn't tell me what the number is. It just says it's repeated a lot of times enough that it's sometimes. Okay? What does that mean, really, exactly? Nothing, really. But "three times" tells me something, especially if I want to get muscle, I need to go at least three times. Not: "I go sometimes." It's like: "Okay." Don't expect anything. All right? So, when we use the: "once", "twice", or "three times", we tell you how many times it's repeated within a timeframe. Sometimes we say "once" or "twice", we can say: "one time a week", "two times a week". Personally, I like "twice", I don't know why but I do. That's between you and I. But a lot of times people say: "twice" or "two times", and that's okay. It tells you how often to repeat it. All right? So we've talked about it. And if you will look carefully, and I want you to notice we talk about the number, then we have an article. The article makes it general. When we know in English: "a" is a general article that says generally speaking, versus "the", and a week, so in any week. Because it's a general week, it means in every or any week, this is how many times I repeat it. Cool? Yeah, you didn't know that. That little thing there has a meaning, and you just learned how to use it in another frame. Right? Now, let's talk about the actual time periods. This is how many times I repeat it by number, but let's talk about time periods. And the time periods are simple. You already know them. Hours, days, weeks, months, and years. Except here, what we're going to use instead of years... And there is a word called "yearly", but it's really not used that much by most people. Instead, you hear "annually". Right? And I'm going to give you a couple of examples. Like, if you say... Well... I know I'm going to hear it from you, but we... You can say this and it's grammatically correct, but no, a lot of Canadians, and British people, and Americans don't walk around saying: "I go three times weekly to the gym."
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How to change a fight into a discussion How to change a fight into a discussion
2 years ago En
Stop fighting and start talking! We all get into arguments; usually, it's with the people we care about the most. In this lesson, you will learn how to relax someone who's angry, and how to express your feelings in a productive way. That's right. You can end most fights by following the simple advice that I will share with you here. This is an English lesson, but you're also going to improve your relationship and social skills. I'll teach you vocabulary and expressions in English that you can use to start having meaningful conversations. Furthermore, you'll learn a little psychology, to make you a better communicator. Watch these videos next: 1. How to criticize and compliment - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PZzLl18gATo 2. How to say NO! - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q12zg939ojI 3. How to STEAL a conversation - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jl3pdlys7zc Take the quiz on this lesson here: http://www.engvid.com/how-to-change-a-fight-into-a-discussion/ TRANSCRIPT Why are you so angry all the time, E? You're like smash, relax. You're not the Incredible... Hi. James from engVid. E's turning green, and I know The Avengers are all over the planet, so I'm sure you know Hulk Smash. And the Incredible Hulk is powerful because he's angry, he's always angry. And the funny thing is I find most people are angry about this, angry about that. So I want to help you today do a little better, because when people are fighting, well, they're fighting because they care. If you didn't care, you wouldn't fight with anyone. And I have a two-part lesson... What I mean by two parts is I'm going to start off by giving you some expressions so you can kind of get rid of the fighting, and then I'm going to give you some vocabulary you can use instead of saying: "I'm angry. I'm angry. I'm so angry." There are other words that really let people know what you mean, and you can use some of these words and the phrases I'm going to teach you, and you'll notice that your interactions or the way you talk to each other will change and you'll probably be a lot happier, and not like E. E Smash, so angry, so angry. All right? So let's go to the board. So what did I tell you here? Okay? I want us to stop the fighting. And how are we going to do that? Well, the first thing we have to do is accept that... Or accept that arguments and fighting are a part of life, and as I said, it's because you care. You fight because something is important to you, or someone is fighting with you because something is important to them. And when you don't take the time to understand it's important to them, that's what makes the fight worse. Half of the times things can be resolved or solved or fixed easily if you just go: "Hey, that bothers you? Got it." Once most people hear that, they're willing to talk to you. But if they don't think they're being heard, they smash, they hit hard. So let's go to the board. Okay, so I'm going to give you two types of phrases. Okay? These will help you... One will help you let the other person know that you care and you're listening, the other one is so that you can express yourself. Okay? Because it's important that you have a voice and you should be heard. And then in the second part when we come back we'll do words that aren't always about being angry, but show different states and emotions, and I'll explain them and you can use them when you're ready. So, let's go. Okay, these phrases, as it says, will help show that you care about the other person. And how do we show we care about the other person? Sometimes it's to say or to show that they're intelligent. Right? So the first statement I use as this: "You have a good point" or "That's a good point". In saying: "That's a good point"... I got to put a comma here, I just forgot my comma. "That's a good point", in saying that you're admitting that what they're saying, there's valid. Valid means has some truth. You're not automatically agreeing with everything they say, and that's important. When people are arguing, you don't have to agree with everything, but you have to listen and see what they say because sometimes what they say is good and can help both of you in your relationship. So simply just saying, you know: "You have a good point. I should think about this." Or: "That's a good point." Even if I don't agree with everything, I can still listen to you and hear that these are good points or these make sense. All right? By using these phrases here, I just want to point out that it will help you because what you're saying really is: No matter what we fight about, at the end you're still my good friend, you're still my girlfriend, boyfriend, husband, wife, lover, student, or teacher. Okay? Not all together, by the way. But, you know, each one as a partnership, we're... We can still be good or have a good relationship even though we don't agree right now. Okay? So that's the first one.
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Learn 10 times more vocabulary by using Word Webs! Learn 10 times more vocabulary by using Word Webs!
2 years ago En
By using this system, you will learn 10–15 times more vocabulary every time you look up the meaning of a word! You'll also remember more of what you study, because you'll be making mental connections and learning in an interesting way. The secret is using 'word webs'. This powerful learning tool will change the way you learn vocabulary and idioms. In this video, I'll explain what a word web is, how to use it to learn English, and finally I'll do an example word web with you. TAKE THE QUIZ: http://www.engvid.com/learn-10-times-more-vocabulary-by-using-word-webs/ TRANSCRIPT Hi. James from engVid. I would like to help you with your vocabulary. I'm sure that you've looked at engVid and seen many lessons on vocabulary, from drinking, vacationing, weddings, all sorts of things. But when you finish the video, how much do you remember? And how much do you really understand? I'm going to teach you today something I call the... A word web to help you not just remember the words, but truly understand them, and expand or go bigger than that. I did a lesson earlier on, on mind maps where I kind of introduced the idea of mind map, but I didn't really... I don't think I got into it as much that would actually show you how to use it so that you can get better with it. So, I'm going to fix that today. All right? So what we're looking at is called a word web. And if you notice, poor Mr. E is caught up in the web. Nooooo! And I'm going to do the same with you. I'm going to get you... Because this is a spider, and the spider lives in a web, it catches things and those things can never escape. I want to do that with your memory and your vocabulary, teach you in a way that you're going to catch the words and you won't forget. Okay? So I'm going to explain the method here. So we're going to be clear on the method, then we're going to take a word and use it, and show you how it works. Ready? Let's go to the board. All right, so, word web. This is a specific form of mind map which means it's one type. There are many types. Okay? And what they... What they do is they're based on the idea that your brain works a certain way with pictures and colours. So, why don't we use these to help you? And I'm going to do that now. What you will need, you will need a ax... You will need an English to English dictionary. If you really need to get, you know, your language to English, that's fine if you really need it, but English to English dictionary will be preferable because we want to get the definition of the word from an English source, not a translated source. Okay? So maybe we should start with your translating dictionary, and then after take the English word and get an English to English. The translating dictionary will help you understand the ideas, and then the English to English. And sometimes you might notice they don't exactly say the same thing. That'll be interesting for you. Next, you're going to need access to the internet or an idioms dictionary. The idioms dictionary will be for later on, and they have them and you can even go online and look for idioms. But the joke of it is I said access to the internet. Well, my friend, if you're not on the internet, you're not watching this video, so I'm assuming you've got access to the internet. Okay. The next four steps will be this: We're going to take a word... So, we're going to take one word, whatever the word is, we're going to write out the definition from the dictionary. What the dictionary says, not what you think, not an interpretation or somebody giving you sort of their idea of it. From that, we're going to follow... Okay? We're going to write out the words you think of when you see this word. This is called association. I think: "Cat", I say: "Dog". You say: "Milk", I say: "Cow". I associate. This is the words that come to me. I want you to do that because that is part of a natural human process. You think of something, you think of something else. You think of: "Mother", you think: "Love". You think: "Money", "McDonald's"? Probably not. But you get the idea. Okay? So we're going to start with the dictionary definition, then we're going to work with how your brain works. I want to have your mind incorporated or use your way of thinking in this. So you're going to put down your words. So if it was: "Cow", you might put: "Milk, cheese, and steak". Mmm, steak. Then we're going to go out... Back to our dictionary, we're going to look for synonyms. If you open any dictionary usually it will say: "This is the word", and then it will have after it: "Here's a synonym for this word. Here's another one." Synonyms, you know, words that are similar. For instance, height and tall. How tall is the building? What is the building's height? They're not exactly the same, but they can be used in a similar or same fashion sometimes. Okay?
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Talking About Politics: LEFT WING & RIGHT WING Talking About Politics: LEFT WING & RIGHT WING
2 years ago En
You may have been following the political debates in the news these days, and maybe some of it didn't make much sense to you. Politics is often a difficult topic to talk about because people have very different ideas of what is good and bad, and many terms are misunderstood or misused. In this lesson, I will make sense of political vocabulary, so that you can start understanding the news, and have conversations that make sense. In particular, I will focus on the tems "left wing" and "right wing". You'll hear these often, and it's important that you understand where these terms come from and what they mean exactly. No matter what you believe, it's not as simple as good and evil! Beware: not everyone will agree with you, so keep an open mind and discuss your ideas politely. Politics can be fun and interesting if you keep this in mind! Next, watch these other lessons on political vocabulary in English: Talking about Politics in English: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h2jBsmGKwLs Political Vocabulary and Expressions in English: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1NIcll5RErg Take the quiz on this lesson here! http://www.engvid.com/talking-about-politics-left-wing-right-wing/ TRANSCRIPT I left my heart in San Francis-... Hi. James from engVid. I'd like to do a lesson today with you on politics. I know, you're used to grammar and vocabulary, but it's always good to expand your horizons, that means your learning abilities and look at things that you may not need today but you will need in the future, especially when you have, you know, educated conversations. In your own languages you often speak about religion, politics, sexual relations, and in this lesson what I want to teach you is a way to understand English terms, what they mean to us when we hear them and what we're trying to tell you when we're saying them. That way you can get into political conversations, and that doesn't mean, you know, who's right, who's wrong, but be able to explain where you're from, what it's like, and where we're from and maybe understand each other a little better. Are you ready? Let's go to the board. I said I left my heart in San Francisco. There's a reason for it. Notice E says: "I'm a lefty." Quick story for you so you understand. A long time ago back in England there were two houses. There's the queen, I'm sure you probably know that England has a queen, and they let the common people vote and there would be one side where the people with title, or princes, and counts, and dukes would sit; another side where the common people would sit. I'm wondering if you can figure out which side which sat. Blah, blah, blah, blah. Yeah, I know, difficult. Let me explain. So if you were the king or queen you sat in the middle, and you'd have your nobles, that's your knights, your kings, your dukes, your princes, barons; on the other side the common people. Well, I'll let you know. This is my right side. On the right side the barons, and the kings, and the dukes would sit; on the left side would be the common people. After a while what happened was people started referring to people on politics as right and left. Why? Because on the right side, the nobles, the kings, the princes, they wanted things to stay the same. They liked what they had, they didn't want to have anything to change. Of course, the common people who are on the left side, they were the ones who had money and they were paying for things and not really seeing things change, and they were like: "Hey, if we're paying, we should get to change things." So this became known as "left wing" and "right wing" because it was in the house of politics where the king would sit, there was a left side and a right side. Today's lesson is going to explain to you what that old way of thinking has changed into in the modern day, and where we sit now. You ready? Let's go to the board. Okay. You see this thing here? It's called a pendulum. A pendulum is basically you can have a string with a rock, and once you move it, it goes back and forward, back and forward, and swings. Politics, which is the business of people being together, "polis" meaning people. That's what it means. Politics. The people choose, and often sometimes they change in the way they look at things. Center is when the pendulum isn't moving. Center. And as you can think, it's probably a nice place to be. But there's more movement or activity when the pendulum goes up to the right or up to the left. That's when we see a lot of changes. And it's good to understand what terms are used and how they affect us. So let's start with... Well, let's start with the left, the common people. All right? Most of you would know the extreme version if you've heard of it... Or let's go here first. When we talk about left, we talk about all for one and one for all. If you're French, it's the three musketeers. One for one and one for all.
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The WORST English mistakes native speakers make The WORST English mistakes native speakers make
2 years ago En
Even native English speakers make mistakes! In this video, you'll learn five mistakes English speakers make that you should avoid. We'll look at spelling, pronunciation, confused meanings, bad grammar, slang, and words that don't exist! It's okay to make mistakes, and when you're learning a language, you're going to make some. My goal in this lesson is to get rid of some common mistakes, so that you can sound smarter and be more confident with your English. Once you know these five mistakes, watch this other video on five other common native speaker mistakes: https://youtu.be/75CP1xyoNFo TRANSCRIPT "Swept up like a douche on the..." Uh, douche. Deuce, deuce, deuce. Hi. James from engVid. I just made a mistake in singing that song. I used the wrong words or lyrics. It happens all the time. People do it when they speak. And native speakers make certain mistakes that we don't think of as mistakes, and sometimes even teachers, like myself, will do it. So, this particular lesson is how to not make the mistakes that we make, and we don't even know we're making them. I want to help you speak like a native speaker, but not make the same mistakes they do. Okay? So, we're going to look at five different word pairs that are confused in English. But at the end of this lesson, you won't be confused, and in fact, you should understand English a little bit better. Are you ready? Let's go to the board. Okay. "Swept up like a douche", what was I thinking? Are you ready? So, look, Mr. E's saying: "We all make mistakes!" And what mistakes does he want to point out today? Let's take a look. "Literally" versus "figuratively". "I literally fell down the stairs. Well, figuratively speaking, I fell down the stairs." For you, it doesn't make a difference, but there's a huge difference. "Literally" in English means it actually happened. What I'm talking about happened. So, I literally got punched in the face. I got punched, literally, you can see it. But if it didn't happen, maybe somebody said something to you that you didn't like and you said: "It felt like I got punched in the stomach, like I was literally punched." Well, no, they said something you didn't like, that's figuratively. So you could say: "Figuratively speaking" or "Figuratively put, it felt like I got punched in the stomach." "Literally" means it has to happen, "figuratively" is a metaphor. It's a way of using language to let someone know how you feel in a graphic way. Okay? So, you're giving them something to feel with or work with, because it didn't happen, but you can't really explain how it felt. A punch in the stomach really hurts. Well, words don't physically hurt you, but we all know what it's... Well, maybe. We know what it's like to get hit in the stomach, it's not comfortable, so we understand what they're saying. Right? Cool. How about the next one? "Could have", "could of". Huh? Well, here's the deal: It's more about stress than anything else. This is something that we don't pay attention to, because as English speakers, we know: "I could have done that", it's really a stress of the "v" from the "have". Right? "Could have", because we contract the word to: "could", and it looks like this, we get rid of this and do that, and it becomes: "could've". But because we say "v" and we stress that, people who are non-native think we're saying "could of". Now, it's not really noticeable when they speak or we speak, because, you know, you can't see words when I am talking. The problem comes when you write. An English speaker will write: "I could have done this", and they will write either: "could have" or they'll write "could": "could've", like this. But unfortunately, non-native speakers will actually write it with "of" because they're confused by the words. Right? So this is a mistake more for writing, but be careful. Okay? You can have the same thing with: "could of", "should of", "would of", the o-f. Okay? Cool. So that's number two. Let's look at number three, another mistake that native people make sometimes, and you might make more often. "Who" versus "that". This is a simple one. "Who" is used for people. "Do you know the guy who lives next door?", "who" because "who" is a person. Easy enough. "That" is used for things. "Do you know the machine that sits on top of my counter?" Because it's not a person, it's a thing. And usually you remember this when we talk about: "Do you want this or do you want that?" You don't refer to people with "this" or "that", generally speaking. Okay? But sometimes... Notice that I made a mistake. Huh? I'm going to go here. I made a little mistake. Sorry, guys. "Noticeable", now that is much more noticeable, so don't make my mistake. See? We all make mistakes. Anyway, "who" versus "that". Now, when I said "that" with a machine: "Do you know that machine on my desk?" it's for things. Right? You wouldn't say: "Do you know the machine who sits on my desk?"
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How to use W5 questions for more interesting conversations How to use W5 questions for more interesting conversations
2 years ago En
Do you want to have longer conversations that are more interesting to you and the person you are speaking with? Would you like to chat with native speakers more often? In this video, I will share some ideas that will help you have better conversations with others. If you follow my advice, I guarantee people will like you more! How do I know? Watch the video and find out. http://www.engvid.com/how-to-use-w5-questions-for-more-interesting-conversations/ TRANSCRIPT Hello, I'm David Beckham. No, I'm not. I'm James. This is engVid. This is David Beckham. But you might be thinking right now some interesting questions, as to: Why did I say I was David Beckham instead of James as normal? Well, I wanted to get your attention, I wanted to start a conversation. And a lot of times we do this through asking questions. This lesson is about how to change your questions, because many people learning English like to ask questions with the answer "Yes" and "No", and frankly, it's quite boring. It puts me to sleep. Okay? So I'm going to teach you in this lesson how to use W5 questions in order to make a conversation much more interesting, to learn more about the person, and they can learn about you. And when I'm done with you, you're going to be an excellent conversationalist. That's a person who is good at making people like them. Are you ready? Let's go to the board. Here's E. "Boring. Blah, blah, blah, blah, blah. Yes and no." Do you think the weather is nice? Yes/no. Do you like your food? Yes/no. Blah, blah, blah. These lead to questions in which people answer "Yes", and you are forced to continually ask questions, and it sounds more like you're being interviewed, like a police interview: -"Where were you at last dah-dah-dah?" -"Oh my gosh!" And then there's these colourful ones. See these nice little balls, all happy and nice? These are W5 questions, because not only are you asking a question, you're asking about me and asking for my opinion and I want to give it to you, which means I'll talk to you longer and you'll get the opportunity to become a better listener and speaker. All right? Let's go to the board. Okay, first things first: "W5 Questions for More Interesting Conversations". What is W5? Because I've said it about five times, and some of you will know right off, and some of you are going: "I don't understand." W5 are information questions. They... These are the things that we use in English to get information, so you cannot say "Yes" or "No" to these things, you actually have to explain. And by explaining, you give more information which makes it much more interesting for me, the listener, and for you, as the speaker, because you get to explain yourself. W5, we start off with: "Who?" These are the people. Who are you speaking to? Who are you speaking about? People and persons. Okay? "When?" This is the time. What time did it happen? 12 o'clock, February, 2001. September 11th, ring a bell, anyone? Makes a difference. Okay? "Where?" This is the location. Where did it take place? In my house, at work, in Ireland, in Jamaica, in Japan. "Where?" changes everything. Right? "Why?" What is the reason that we're having this conversation? Why did you do it? People have reasons, and if you ask them, it's amazing what they'll tell you. Most of the times we look for "Yes" or "No" because we want information, but the reason behind somebody did it might explain why the "Yes" or the "No" much clearer to you, and sometimes to them, actually. And: "What?" What are we talking about? What is the subject of the conversation? It's not always about people. It could be about money, health, politics. "What?" is important to us. All right? The subject of the conversation. And here's one in orange, because it's not really "W"; w, w, w, w. Maybe at the end, but: "How?" "How?" is really useful. I put there is W5, because it's the method. How did you get there? Like, tell me the steps that you got there. Not your reason, but the way that you did it. Okay? So, why did I go to Japan? Because I love the country, I love the people. How did I get there? By airplane, and then by boat because I wanted to go to Okinawa. That changes the story. Okay? So, if we put these together... And you're going to ask in a second: "What do you mean?" because I've told you we're going to be great conversationalists, we'll go through a sample conversation in a second. Here's this. Okay? These are often used in English writing. That's why I'm giving it to you now, because we use it in writing because, in writing, you're speaking when you write, but there's... You don't know your audience. So, a lot of people use these things in their writing to actually get to know who their audience is and maybe make it much more interesting for a person that they don't know who's going to read their work later on.
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"DOWN" Phrasal Verbs in English: close down, bring down, break down... "DOWN" Phrasal Verbs in English: close down, bring down, break down...
2 years ago En
You've never learned phrasal verbs like this before! In this video, you'll learn the ideas behind phrasal verbs with the word "down" in them. You'll learn "close down", "bring down", "shout down", and many more. Most importantly, I always want you to learn the hidden meanings of words so that you can understand them when you hear them out of context, in a way you haven't seen them before. I'll go over examples for how these phrasal verbs are used in conversation and we'll practice using them together on the whiteboard. Then test your understanding with the quiz: http://www.engvid.com/down-phrasal-verbs-in-english/
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Improve Your Vocabulary! The most common drinking nouns, verbs, and adjectives Improve Your Vocabulary! The most common drinking nouns, verbs, and adjectives
2 years ago En
Drinking is one of the most basic things humans do, so we have many words in English to talk about doing it. In this lesson, I chose the most important drinking vocabulary. You'll learn to use words like sip, slug, guzzle, and many more. This lesson will give you a lot of new vocabulary you can use right away to sound more like a native speaker. Like this lesson? Check out my video on eating vocabulary: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KZxswM3Xa4A Take the quiz on this lesson at http://www.engvid.com/vocabulary-of-drinking-the-most-common-nouns-verbs-and-adjectives/ TRANSCRIPT "Every man has the potential (and woman) for a great..." Hi. James from engVid. Just let me finish. I'm going to take a quick swig. [Gulps] Oh, good. [Laughs] I want to talk about drinks. I should talk about drinks. This coffee smells amazing. One more sip. I said "swig" and "sip", and you're probably thinking they're the same, but if you notice what I did when I took a swig: [Gulps], when I took a sip, maybe a taste. What? They're different; not the same. And if you ever take a swig of my beer when I offer you a sip, I won't be happy. Let's go to the board and find out: What the heck did I just say? Okay? What the hell, talk about drinks. E drank too much. Yup, yup, yup, he did. He should have just sipped his beer, he would have been okay. I have some drawings on the board, and what we're going to do is go through drink: When we drink, what do we say? What is the difference when we use these words? And how you should use them so you can sound like a native. Right? If you look over here, it says: "eat". There is a video, go check it out, and it has all the words for "eat" and how we went from little eating, like "nibble", to a lot, like "gorge", and that was there. It's going to be done in the same way. And if you noticed, when you looked here, there were a few words. And I've added a couple. You're going to say: "Wow, I didn't see these words before." And you're right, the words you didn't see were: "guzzle", "choke", and "consume". These are three new words. But when you drink or eat, we will use these words as well. Right? We talked about the Venn diagram showing words that are different and words that are similar to both. In this case, "guzzle", if I'm guzzling my coffee... I won't now because it's hot, but I'd be like: "[Gulps]", because maybe I have to go somewhere. It means to drink greedily. So, like an animal, drink greedily or quickly. "Choke" is this: "[Coughs and chokes]". You can guzzle down food, you can choke on food, you can do the same with liquids. If I'm eating a sandwich and I choke. But I can choke by drinking the liquid. We say: "Goes the wrong way", and you're like: "So, how are you doing Mr....? [Coughs and chokes]. I'm choking." "Choke". "Consume" is a word that means to eat or drink or use up. I put this word specifically because you'll hear it when people talk about buying things, they're consuming. It means they're using it up. When you eat or drink, guess what? You're using it up. If you look carefully, there's no coffee because I've consumed it. So if someone said he consumed a lot of alcohol, or meat, or something, it means they used it up or finished it - "to consume". Cool? Glad you like it, because now it's time to talk about the words. So, where are we? A "little". A "little" is a taste. Imagine your tongue. All right? Rolling Stones, don't sue me. Okay? When you taste something, it's just like putting just a small amount here. "Ah, I like that." Because sometimes you see somebody drinking a blue drink with a green thing on top. You don't want to drink that, but it looks interesting, so you might want to taste. And you will go like this: "Mmm" or "Ugh". "Can I have a taste?" If someone says: "Can I have a taste?" or "Do you want to taste it?" you should take a lot. Just a little bit to put on your tongue and get a taste of it. Please don't put your finger in my drink to taste it. Put your tongue. Okay? So you can see this one is a taste. Okay? Bang. That's right. Bang on the head, we got to do the next one. What is a "sip"? I'm a nice guy and I'm sure you're a nice guy, so your friend comes and he goes: "Hey, man, you're drinking a beer. Can I have a sip?" A "sip" is a little drink. See the ant? Imagine an ant drinking. It's not going to drink a whole cup of coffee. It's going to have a sip. That means you're allowed to do this and stop. I can repeat. Ready? There we go. Stop. If you're still going like a plane, we have a problem. I won't be happy. A sip means this. But here's something to help you really remember.
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How to have a conversation about RELIGION in English How to have a conversation about RELIGION in English
2 years ago En
Religion and beliefs are an important part of our lives, but talking about them can be difficult. If you're not careful, you might offend someone or even get into trouble. In this video, I'll teach you how to discuss religion politely so you can have respectful conversations in English and learn about other cultures. You'll learn vocabulary related to major religions and beliefs so you can discuss popular faiths intelligently. Most importantly, I'll teach you how to use open-ended questions that will help you develop conversations with people who have different beliefs. I'll talk about Judaism, Christianity, Buddhism, Islam, and others while discussing how people can identify as being religious, spiritual, orthodox, or non-practicing. I'll also explain the difference between of atheists and agnostics. The world is full of many cultures and beliefs. We all have so much to learn from each other, so take your English conversations to the next level by learning to discuss religion. Test your understanding of the lesson by taking the quiz: http://www.engvid.com/how-to-have-a-conversation-about-religion-in-english/ TRANSCRIPT You are healed. You are...Hi, James from engVid. When I'm not actually teaching English, sometimes I do religious services. I'm joking, but this is a serious matter. By the end of this video, I would like to make sure that when you speak to people of different religious faiths or backgrounds, you will be able to, when you will remember that...Well, how to talk about religion, or faith, or belief. Okay? Sometimes we talk about religion, and sometimes we can say "faith" or "belief" and it means to believe in a higher power; it could be God, it could be a Spirit, whatever moves you. I think it's kind of a serious lesson, because religion is a very powerful force in our lives, and we should be respectful of one another or to each other when we discuss it. You can't have an open dialogue if you have a closed mind. "Dialogue" means to talk, okay? So, this lesson is to help you be able to speak to someone else who doesn't believe the same way you do, so at least you understand each other. Listen to me carefully: You don't have to always agree or like, but you can respect and understand, and that's today's lesson. So, ready to get serious? Let's go to the board, shall we? Okay. So, you'll notice I have different symbols up here. I am a terrible drawer. I can't do anything. The worm is as good... Sorry, E. Mr. E is as good as I get, so this is as good as you're going to get. So if you go: "My faith is not there. I'm Bahai." I'm like: "You're behind me, because I don't know how to draw it. Sorry." So, here are some of the world's major religions that have billions of people that follow, or hundreds of millions. So I tried my best. Forgiveness if I didn't get it quite right. Okay? Nobody get upset. I did a bad drawing for all of you. Let's go to the board. One of the most common questions people say when they talk about religion, they meet you and go: "Hi. My name is James. I'm from Canada. I teach English. Do you believe in God?" And that's the problem right there. "Do you believe in God?" You're going: "What's the problem? It's a question." Yeah, but it's a yes/no question. Please check out the other videos I have on making interesting conversation, because especially in this one, when you say yes or no, you really limit the person, or we say put them in a corner. You put me in a place where I'm with you or against you. Already we have division or friction. So why don't we ask a question that lets them speak to us, and explain to them where we're coming from so that we can get a mutual understanding? Now we understand together. And I think I've got two questions that can help you make friends from different faiths, so you understand each other and start that dialogue. Remember? Talking. If you say: "Are you a person of faith?" you're not... They can say yes or no, but you're actually not saying "God". Remember I said "faith" or "belief"? "Belief" means to think something is real. "Faith" means to believe something... Believe in something. And when you're thinking of that, I don't necessarily have to think of God. I could think of a force that makes the world go around. Gaia. Some people believe in Gaia. Life... The Earth is alive and we're part of the Earth. That's a belief, it's a faith. Some people believe... Have... Well, you don't have a belief in science. You could say it's a belief, but they believe in science. Right? And that has nothing to do with God. So when people say: "Do you believe in God?" They're really saying: "There are those who believe in God, and the blasphemers and the heathens", and it doesn't have to be like that. Some people don't believe in the book, but they actually believe in the same God you do. So, give them a break. Okay? And ask: "Hey, are you a person of faith?" And they might say: "Yes, I do believe in a higher power." Okay?
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11 PHRASAL VERBS for talking about MONEY in English 11 PHRASAL VERBS for talking about MONEY in English
3 years ago En
Today I'm going to show you the money! You're going to learn useful phrasal verbs we use in English to talk about money. Most of us love having money and hate spending it. Regardless of how you feel, money plays an important role in all our lives. I chose to teach you some of the most common phrasal verbs we use to talk about saving money, spending money, paying off debt, and using your savings. You'll learn how to speak naturally about money by using these expressions. Know it all? Test yourself with the quiz at: http://www.engvid.com/11-phrasal-verbs-for-talking-about-money-in-english/ TRANSCRIPT Money, money, money is so funny in a rich man's world. Vanity Fair. I'm not a rich man, so I can't afford half of the things in here. Speaking of which, we're talking about money, and in this lesson what I want to do is teach you a bunch of phrasal verbs that we use to talk about spending money, saving money, and paying back debts that we use quite commonly. And I'm going to teach you how to use them, and what they are, and have some fun with you. Are you ready? Let's go to the board. Okay? E, it's not funny, I got no money. E is all, see? Got dollar signs for eyes. You might see that. If you're having a problem, take your screen and enlarge it to full screen, there's a little button. And we actually have a video on that, go check that out if you don't know how to use your YouTube. Okay? Anyway, E's got his eyes... He's got dollar signs for eyes, because he's got money in his hand. And if you're lucky, you have money, too; but when you don't have money, well, it's time to learn some phrases to help you with that. Okay? So, here's our dollar sign, here, and let's start with having money or saving it. Okay? If you're lucky... Well, let's start with just having enough. A lot of people just have enough money. And how do we talk about that in English? Well, what you can say is this: "I'm getting by". "Getting by" means I don't have a lot of money, and I'm surviving. So I can't go on big trips or do anything, but I'm not poor and I don't have zero money, but I have enough to get my food, and pay my rent or my homestay, and pay some other things for me, maybe my cellphone and my internet, but nothing special; no car, no fancy trips, no bling, bling, bling or great jewellery. You know what I mean? So, that's "getting by". It's kind of positive because it means I'm not bad, but it's not fantastic, like: "I'm rich!" Okay? Let's talk about "scrape by", because this is have just enough. When you're scraping by, imagine you have this thing here-okay?-and this thing. And there's gum on here, and you want to get the gum off, you're going to... That's called scraping. And when you scrape, sometimes you'll take a little bit of the paper off with it, just a little bit, when you scrape. In Canada, we have winter, and when we have ice on our windows, we scrape the ice to get rid of it. It's a lot of work, it's not lots of fun. You probably understand the phrasal verb now, right? When you're scraping by, you just have enough money. But unlike "getting by", because notice how we have "get", we have you're getting something, you're given something, which is good, you're getting money, that's why you get by; 'scraping" by means just a little bit. Just enough. And you feel negative. You don't feel good when you're scraping by. Every day is heavy and hard, because you almost don't have enough money to pay for everything. Sorry. You need a job or a better one. Okay. So, what happens? How do we change this, "scraping by"? Why don't we do something like this, why don't we save some money? In English, we have two phrasal verbs you can use for saving money. Notice the up sign: "to save up". When you save up money... Think of it this way: Doo, doo, doo, doo, doo, doo, doo. You increase your money. You usually save your money up for something big, like a car, a vacation, retirement. And retirement is when you stop working forever. You're older, 65-70, you finish work and you don't want to work again, you want to play golf, or go baseball, go sailing. You retire. So, you save up. These are for big purchases. So, it won't be $100. It'll be $1,000, $10,000, a million dollars. A million dollars. [Laughs] Okay. We have another one for saving, though, and we call it: "put aside". You might have difficulty because probably you've never heard of "aside". This is my side, this is on the other side. Okay? So when we say "aside", it's like here, on the side. On the side is "aside". Okay? Sometimes we speak and say: "I want to make an aside", which means I'm going to give you a direct conversation, but I want to say something a little off to the side.
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2 fun new ways to learn English vocabulary 2 fun new ways to learn English vocabulary
3 years ago En
Learning a new language is difficult and boring. Every student learns differently, and it's important to find a study method that is right for YOU. I want to put the fun back into studying English with two methods that are fun and which make learning easier and quicker! In this lesson, I will teach you how to make connections between words in order to remember them more easily. I will also reveal my hidden poet talents, so you don't want to miss this one! http://www.engvid.com/2-fun-new-ways-to-learn-english-vocabulary/ TRANSCRIPT Yeah, that was fun. I'm looking forward to hearing that from you later. Hi. James from engVid. In this video what I would like to do is help you work on vocabulary. I want to make it fun, because when things are fun, you work harder and you learn more. And today's lesson, I'm going to teach you two ways to not only just remember vocabulary, but learn how to use vocabulary in a way that we use it, and you will really understand it, and... Heck, it's fun. You're just going to have fun doing it. I'm sure you will. All right? It's a little bit creative. So, let's go to the board. Simple lesson. Here we go. Two ways to have fun with language. Not just language, but vocabulary. Ways that you may not be studying in class, we're going to do here today. The first one I want to talk to you about is fill in the gap. Huh? "A gap" means a space, there's a space between something. So, here's my hands, in between my hands is a gap. Okay? You have a gap between your eyes. One eye, one eye, space. In this case, you see I've got this: "tree __________ chair". Now, fill in the gap doesn't mean just one word. It's a couple of ways you can do this. In this particular game, we're going to take two vocabulary words, "tree", and take another one, "chair", and they're kind of a little obvious to make it easy for you, but what I want you to do is one of two things. The first thing we can do is use x words. What I mean by that is you could say: "I want to use five words, and I want to go from 'tree' to 'chair'." Or: "I want to use three words from 'tree' to 'chair'" or two. Huh? Well, okay. How do I get from "tree"? Okay. "Tree", "cut". You cut the tree down, right? "Lumber". Lumber you make into wood you can use. Let's see. "Carpenter". Find a carpenter. "Craft". "Craft" means make. You're like: "What?" These... All these words... And then I can say: "Furniture". Okay? Okay, furniture. "Chair", so if I have a tree, I cut it down and make it into lumber, I take it to a carpenter, he crafts it into a chair. Five words from A to B. So, one game is tell yourself: "I want to go from five... One word to another word, and I want five words to get there." And you can challenge yourself; maybe go from three words. Right? Or make 10 words. You can use it to describe something. How many words you can use to describe a certain thing. Right? "I have this word, and I want to go to this word. How many words does it take me to get there?" What this does is it teaches you relationship between words, and that also can teach you nouns and verbs, and how they function together. Or, we say "syntax", right? So, start at A, say: "I want to use five words to get there." This is a great word to do with a friend. You can say: "Okay, we're going to do 'tree' and 'chair', you need to do five words that make sense to go from 'tree' to 'chair'", and put a clock on for five minutes. You go, and she goes, you write together and see what words you get. Compare, check them out. "Why did you choose this, and why does this word...? What does this word mean?" Right? So, now, you're not just writing words in a book and saying: "This word means this." You're: "What does it mean? How do I use it? How would other people use it? How would other people think?" Right? Yeah. See? That's fun by yourself or with a friend. Okay, listen, the second way to play this game is: How many words to the answer? What? Well, we can pick up two random words, two, like... I have "chair"... "Tree" and "chair", we could have put "chair" and "moon". Now the game gets a little bit more interesting. Right? "Chair" and "moon". How many words does it get me to go from "chair" to "moon"? Now, you might say: "That's impossible. They have nothing to do with each other." I could say, "Listen, the chair in my living room"-"living room" is a noun-"sits"-which is a verb-"close to the big bay window where I can see the moon at night." How many words did it take me to get from "chair" to "moon"? So, it's playing with words, being creative.
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Vocabulary for EATING and DRINKING Vocabulary for EATING and DRINKING
3 years ago En
Eating and drinking are things we do every single day, but the vocabulary available to talk about them is much richer than the obvious words we use on a regular basis. In this English vocabulary lesson, you will learn different ways to express eating and drinking in creative ways. How would you tell someone you wanted more than a snack but less than a meal? Do you know the difference between "wolfing down", "devouring", and "scarfing down" food? Watch the video to find out, and make sure to do the quiz afterwards to practice what you learned! http://www.engvid.com/vocabulary-for-eating-and-drinking/ TRANSCRIPT Mm, mm, eating. New Orleans is a gourmand's dream. Oh, and I'm so hungr-... Hi. James from engVid. I'm hungry, and I'm thinking about eating, and I'm sure you do, too. After all, eating is a natural thing. But in your experience of what you've been taught, I'm sure you've been told words like: "delicious", "eating", and that's about it. Hey, the world's a big place and a rich place, so why don't we give you a rich vocabulary and give you, you know, some native-speaker speak on eating. Are you ready? Let's go to the board. So, I'm looking at a book. I'll say... Oh, what's this? "Time to pig out, Mr. E? It's not time to scarf down pizza and beer. We've got work to do." I'm sure you're going: "Scarf? Why 'scarf'?" We'll find out. On the board, we have: "How to talk about eating". Simple enough. Chew, swallow. No, not so simple. Like, in every country, there's a way to speak about things, and I want to give you a good... Good introduction to our eating lexicon, which is dictionary. We're going to go from a little to a lot. And I'll give you the words that we might use, and explain each one, and you'll notice there are some pictures here, so I will give you the number with each picture. Some won't have pictures, but hey, that's life. Suck it up, baby. So the first one: "nibble". I want you to imagine a mouse. [Nibbles] Do mice eat a lot? No. They eat a little bit, just a little food. Okay? Now, "nibble" can be a noun as in the amount of food you eat, or verb, and it means to eat just a little bit. Okay? And that's our first one. "Nibble". Think of a mouse. A mouse nibbles its food; has a little bit of food. "Graze" is number two. "Grazing" is funny. You kind of eat a lot, but you don't. Huh? Well, when you graze, think of cows. You see the cow: "Moo", it's moving through, [eating noises]; moves over here, [eating noises] moves over here. It eats a little bit of everything, or as I like to say, when I go to people's houses and I don't know if the food is good, I just graze. I try a little, [eating noises], and I move on. Try a little, I move on. I might stay in a place where I like that. Okay? Cows graze. Funny enough, men don't really graze. Women graze more than men. They do it because they eat, they go: "I'm having fun, I'm enjoying myself. I'm going to try this, this, this, this, this." Men just want to, boom, gulp it down. So, to graze is to move and eat a little bit of food at a time. We usually do this at buffets or with foods we're not sure of, like, I'm just going to graze a bit. Okay? You see the cow? That's Bessie, graze. So, when you see people eating a little bit of food, and moving around, and keep coming back to the same food - they're grazing. Not really eating. Numero uno. Uno? Did I say "uno"? See, I don't speak Spanish. That's why I shouldn't. Number three: "bite". You know a bite as, here? Yeah. Easy. Right. Oh, sorry, I should say "graze" is a verb before I forget, there. "Graze", a verb. "Bite", a bite. Now, notice a bite is singular in this case. "A bite" is interesting because it's a medium amount of food, and it's a noun. When you go for a bite, you want some food. When we talk about "nibble", I said cheese, I should have actually said: "Think nibbling as on peanuts, chips maybe, a cookie or two". I just want to nibble; not a lot of food. Remember the noun? When you go for a bite to eat, you want something like a hot dog. You go: "Okay, I get it." No, no, you don't get it. I want just a hot dog, or I want a slice of pizza, or I want a hamburger, but I don't want a salad, I don't want dessert, I just want something more than a nibble, more than chips, but not a full meal. I'm not... I don't have the time or I'm not that hungry. So when you go for a bite, some people might go... They won't even go for a doughnut, like a doughnut would be something to nibble on or just eat, but a bite would be a hamburger, hot dog, something like that. Big, but not too big, because it's a medium amount of food. All right? So, I'm going to go for a bite. And look here, there's a mouth. There you go. "Bite". Don't forget to get a bite. Okay? I might even say as an idiom: "I'm going out for a bite. Do you want something?" If you go: "Yeah, give me a salad, plus this", I go: "Dude, I'm going for a bite. You want a meal, go by yourself. That's way too much food."
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English Grammar: The Prepositions ON, AT, IN, BY English Grammar: The Prepositions ON, AT, IN, BY
3 years ago En
English for Beginners: Prepositions are short words that help us express location, time, and other relationships between people and things. Some examples of prepositions are: on, at, in, and by. Do you know how to use them? For example, do we say, "I am on a taxi" or "in a taxi"? Do you like to travel "in a plane" or "by plane"? After watching this simple but useful lesson, you will know exactly which preposition to use in any situation. Test yourself with our quiz: http://www.engvid.com/english-grammar-the-prepositions-on-at-in-by/ TRANSCRIPT I'm having a hard time reading on the train right now. Unh. Hold on. I'll start the lesson. Hi. James from engVid. Sorry, I was on the train. I want to teach you a lesson about four basic prepositions that we use in English that sometimes get confused, and I understand why, so I'll keep it basic. But because it's basic, it's going to be 80% correct. That's a good thing, that means you can go to the website and learn more from other lessons we have. But just know that sometimes there'll be exceptions, and I may not cover it here today. I'll even give you two exceptions to help you, but why waste time? Let's go to the board. Here's Mr. E. You'll notice he has a calendar, he has a clock, and: "You are here"? Oh, here. "Here" is a location. We're here right now, doing a lesson. That's the location: engVid. Let's go to the board and do the rest of the lesson, shall we? Here's: "at", "on", "in", and "by". "At". I love it because it's very specific, so you always know where you are, exactly. Problem: For transportation, "at" doesn't have anything. Hmm. So let's go to the next one. Let's go to "on". On. "On" is used for, let's say, large vehicles or large ways of travelling, such as buses... Sorry. Trains, buses, planes, and boats. I'll come back to boat in a second; it's an exception. On the train, on the bus, and on the plane, unless you're Bill Gates, Donald Trump, or me-I'm not in that list-you don't have your own train, plane, or bus, so you usually share it with a bunch of people or a few people. It's large. So we say: "You're on the bus", because it covers a big area, so there are many people sitting in that area. When I get to location, you'll see what I mean. Boat is a small exception. For many people in the world, they have their own boats because maybe they do fishing, or rowing, which is a type of boat that you go by yourself. In that situation, you can use "in". So, if the boat is small enough, say: "in": "I'm in a boat right now." But if it's a big boat, you have to say: "I'm on a boat." Another exception for the "on" rule is bicycle. You're always "on" a bicycle. I know, I said big vehicles, but remember: a bicycle is small, and it doesn't really have a motor or an engine, so we kind of give it its own thing, because you have to sit on the bicycle, and you can never really be in a bicycle. Is that good? Now, let's go to "in". "In" is funny because there are only two things for "in". "In" we use for car and taxi. The easy way to think about it is usually you own your own car; it doesn't belong to a group of people. People just don't get on your car every time you stop it, they go in and say: "Take me somewhere." And a taxi, well, when you're in a taxi, it is kind of your car. You pay the driver and you keep the car. So, this is one of those few cases where, because it belongs to me, I am in my car or I am in the taxi, because the taxi belongs to me as long as I pay the money. It's one of these funny exceptions. I don't know why, because you can put more people in a car, but I guess because you can actually own this transportation, it's yours. Think of it like the small boat. The small boat, one person is in it, you can be inside of it. All right? Cool. The last one we're going to do is "by". This is how you get there. So, "by" is different. When we talk about "in" and "on", you are... We are talking about how you are in the vehicle. Are you sitting on the bicycle? I can see you on it? You know, a boat is on water. But "by" just means: How did you get here? So, when someone responds to you with: "By car", "by plane", they're telling you how they got here. Not if they're in the plane, or on the plane. They are just... That's how they got there. So, how did I get here to do this video? Wouldn't you like to know. I'm kidding. I came here by car. So, yes, I was in my car and drove here, but I would tell somebody: "I got here by car, not by bus", and that would tell them the difference in the transportation I took. "How did you get here?" You like that? Good, so that's "by", this is how you did it; and the way you travelled is here, "in" and "on". Remember there is a small exception for small vehicles, so a small boat you can be in. Remember small. And a bicycle, you're always on the bicycle, because people see you sitting on it. We good? Excellent. Now, that is the lesson for transportation.
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8 Cultural Differences between Native Speakers and English Learners 8 Cultural Differences between Native Speakers and English Learners
3 years ago En
Culture has a big role to play in the way we speak. It dictates not only which language we use, but also the way we express ourselves with different people. For example, how direct and honest people are generally varies by region. Because of these differences, it is just as important to master culture as it is language. This lesson will help you understand how native speakers think. You will learn how to improve your communication skills depending on whom you are speaking with no matter where you go in the world! Take the quiz on this lesson at http://www.engvid.com/8-cultural-differences-between-native-speakers-and-english-learners/ TRANSCRIPT Hmm. Doo-doo-doo-doo-doo. Hi. James from engVid. I've often said that learning language, a foreign language is great. In this case, you're learning English, so congratulations. But a lot of students, they learn the language, and they kind of forget about the culture, like it doesn't really matter. Being an English speaker, I was born in England, and the culture from England is very different from the culture from Canada, even though they are closely related. So if you can imagine the cultural difference between someone from, say, China and Canada, that would be fantastically different. Well, as they say, as much as we're different, we're the same. But in this case, I want to do a lesson on eight differences in culture that if you're learning the language, which would be important. Now, what I've done is shown the difference between the East and the West, because frankly, you may be from the Middle East or Asia, and you want to do business with Canadians or Americans or British people, and you should see what we think are important. And as well, this helps out English-speaking people about how we should communicate with you when we're trying to teach you English. You like that? Let's go to the board. We have Mr. E, here. He wants to eat his... Let's see. What should he eat? I'm going to suggest that he has a pizza, because that's easy to draw, and anybody who knows me knows I'm a terrible drawer. There you go. Doo-doo-doo-doo-doo. He's having a piz-... Pepperoni pizza. What would you suggest he eat with? A knife or a fork, or chopsticks? Well, it seems obvious: Use your hands. See, when you understand, you can manipulate or use things to your advantage. Let's go to the board. We'll start out with the West, which is where we are. All right? In the West, we say "respect is earned". That means I cannot give you respect or look up to you until you have done something to show me that you deserve my respect or I should give it to you. Just because you say: "Hello, my name is" doesn't mean anything. You have to say: "Hello, my name is, and I have done these things." Because of that and if you do something that helps me, I will give you my respect. Okay? In the East, it's a little different. In the East, what we say is: "respect is due to hierarchy". Hierarchy? Well, just like the word says, think "high", okay? The higher you are-okay?-the higher position you have. So if I come in and say: "I am Generalissimo Kareer." You go: "Oh, I must give you great respect", in the East, just because I am the General. I don't have to be a good General; I just have to be a General. You must give me respect. Well, in the West, you'd have to be a good General that's done a lot of good things. Okay, number two: open debate is encouraged. If you're going: "What is open debate?" Open debate is conversation, but it's more conversation where two ideas are conflicting or they don't go together. You think A, they think B. So you don't both agree necessarily. Maybe you think: "I don't agree with this person, or I don't like everything they say", so you have a debate, which is a conversation to try and change each other's mind. Okay? Open debate in the West is encouraged. If you don't like my idea, I'll say: "Why? What's wrong with it? Why don't you come up with something? Tell me what you think, or tell me what's wrong with my ideas." The challenge, we think, brings a greater result. In other words, if you talk to me and we have a really good open debate, things should be better at the end of the debate. Let's look at the East. In the East, open debate and confrontation is avoided. Partly, this is because in the East... Remember we talked about hierarchy? There's a level or layers? Well, if you question someone and they are on a higher level, you are not showing them the respect they deserve, so it is almost better to do your debate... Or, not even debate, but questions in a less public area. So it is not open debate; more of a private thing with you and that person, and even then, you shouldn't really question them, but ask questions of them. Okay? That's number two. Number three, let's look at individual success and material success. In the West, they matter, it's important. Yes, who I am is important, but it's who I am, just myself. Have I done well in school? Have I made a lot of money?
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3 Quick and Easy Tips to Improve your English 3 Quick and Easy Tips to Improve your English
3 years ago En
Do you want to make studying English easy and fun? Are you looking for a way to use English in your real life? Watch this video to discover three tips guaranteed to have you learning fast and mastering your English while being productive in your life at the same time. These tips have been tried and tested by many language students, and I'm sharing them with you now! This is the closest it gets to complete English immersion, but best of all, you can do it from home, and it's totally free! So what are you waiting for? http://www.engvid.com/3-quick-and-easy-tips-to-improve-your-english/ TRANSCRIPT Hi. James from engVid. I would like to introduce to you three quick tips on learning English. It's difficult to learn anything, let's say, especially when you're learning a new language. So if I can give you something that will make it... Learning faster and easier, I think that will make you happy. So let's go to the board and take a look at what I have for you here. So "3 Quick Tips", this is Mr. E, my buddy, we're together at all times. And the first tip I want to go to is reducing your stress. Well, when we reduce something, it means to make less. Right? And if you're wondering what stress is, stress is a funny word. It means you are afraid of something. People use "stress" because they don't usually know how to say what they're afraid of, so they say: "I feel stressed." If they don't have a job, for instance, they'll go: "I'm stressed. I have no job and no money." What they're really saying is: "I don't have a job. I'm afraid I cannot buy my food, my house, or my clothing, so I feel stressed." So we use "stress" for fear, because it makes you feel uncomfortable, and it's hard for you to express it, so you say: "stress". So, we want to reduce your stress. I'm going to give you two hints, here, and one is going to be the opposite of the first one. It will seem crazy... [Aircraft noises]. See, now I'm stressed out, because that's a jet fighter. I'm definitely stressed. Okay? I'm stressed, so I'm going to do this real quick, because I don't have time for this now. Okay, reduce stress, reduce stress. So, relax. First one: listen to music, watch TVs, and... Sorry, watch TVs. Watch videos, TV, and play games. Huh? Some of the best students I have ever had when I speak to them and go: "You learn pronunciation quickly, you've got this vocabulary, where did you get it from?" They're usually like: "I don't know, teacher. I, you... I play these games, they talk to me. I sometimes watch these videos, I sing with the videos. You know, I have to sound like the video. I love Michael Jackson. I, I just love it. It's so... So much fun for me." I go: -"How long do you do it?" -"I do it all the time, teacher. All the time, I do all day, all night." So they practice, but because they're having so much fun, they don't think they're working. And that's the key, you have to practice a lot. But nobody wants to practice something that's difficult and makes them afraid. Right? So, they do things they love doing, and then they come to learn English, and they say: "I know... Know English, but..." [Aircraft noises]. Okay, I'm getting stressed again. I'm going faster. But they learn quickly, and because they have a really good base or foundation knowledge, they can learn the rest of the English quickly and easily as well. And without stress, because they remember some of these words from the movies, the videogames, and the TV programs that they love. That's a good way to learn. Okay, good. Ready? The next one... [Aircraft noises]. Okay, they're doing it to me. They're increasing my stress. Okay, so they were increasing my stress. Notice when I stressed out, I spoke really, really, really, really quickly, like now? And you're probably: "[Gasps]!" Well, here's the funny thing: If you do that long enough, you get calm. I'm going to calm down now. I know the planes are coming, they're coming again and again. We have an airshow going on right now. So I'm just going to relax. There's nothing I can do. Now, in getting rid of that stress, you might notice I'm speaking a lot slower, a lot more relaxed, and it's easier. So, how do I increase my stress? One way to do it is take a sentence, read a book, and read that as fast as you can. I know you'll be stressed out, because you'll trip over the words... You'll trip over the words, that means you'll fall over the words because you're not used to them, but then when you go at a slower speed, they will come out beautifully; nice, flowing, eloquent. You know? Beautiful. So, what we want to do is go faster, so when we go slower it seems nice.
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Learn Real English: Getting sick and buying medicine Learn Real English: Getting sick and buying medicine
3 years ago En
We never plan to get sick, but sometimes it happens. In this lesson, you'll learn vocabulary and expressions you need to visit a doctor, get a prescription, and buy the medicine you need. If you're traveling to an English-speaking country, this lesson is essential. I'll also give you my advice and warnings for buying and taking medication in an English-speaking country. Most importantly, remember that pharmacists are your friends. They will be happy to help you find the medication you need, and to give you exact instructions on how to take it. I hope your next visit to the drug store is a pleasant one. Don't worry, this lesson is non-drowsy! Test your understanding of the lesson with my quiz: http://www.engvid.com/travel-english-getting-sick-and-buying-medicine/ TRANSCRIPT E, you're going to need some medicine. Take your medicine. Dunh-dunh-dunh. Hi. James from engVid. Today's lesson is going to be on getting medicine, going to the pharmacy, and who you should see to get these things. Okay, look, you're learning English, and if you're really lucky, you're going to get to travel to different places, English-speaking places, and when you go there, it's not always going to be perfect. I'm hoping most of the time you have a great time, meet interesting people, but you might get sick or feel bad, and when you do, you're going to need someone to help you. And what I'd like to do is help you with today's lesson, and where we're going to talk about how we ack-... Not acknowledge, but we tell someone what's wrong with us, and how they help us get better. Are you ready? Let's go to the board. So, first: "symptoms". It's a nice, long word. What are your symptoms? "Symptoms" are the things that you feel when you don't feel well. If you say: "My back hurts", or "My head hurts", or "My stomach doesn't feel good", what we are saying is these are your symptoms. When you have a cold, you have a runny nose, your nose is runny-right?-sometimes-[coughs]-you cough, sometimes you have this - well, that would be a fever. If that's the symptoms, I'd say you have a flu; not a cold. All right? Okay. So when you see a doctor, and that's who you go to, you go to a doctor, they'll ask you: "What are your symptoms?" And you say: "Doctor, my arm hurts and my back hurts." He'll go: "Okay. You know what? I think you have blah, blah, blah, and you need some medicine." So once you tell them the symptoms, if the doctor feels this is something you won't get better in, you know, two or three days, like: "You're tired, get some sleep, or eat some food", the doctor will tell you to get some medicine. Now, in North America, which is Canada, United States, and Mexico - they have great... Well, we won't say Mexico, because English speaking, Canada, United States, Great Britain, Australia, you cannot get medicine just because you want it. You actually have to go to a special place, and you have to get what's called a prescription. A prescription actually... The word is "prescription", but we say "perscription". The prescription is the doctor saying what medicine you need. Remember we said medicine? And he signs or she will sign it, and say: "Please give this person that medicine." In this case, I said "he" because Mr. E, if you didn't know it, he's a doctor. He is a doctor, bona fide. Anyway, Mr. E will sign a piece of paper and give it to you. You will then go to a place called "the pharmacy". The pharmacy is where we actually get medicine. Sometimes they actually make some of the medicines, or put them together there for you. Another word for "pharmacy" is "drug store". A lot of times, Canadians and Americans will go: "I'm going to the drug store to get something", because they don't just sell medicine and drugs-and "drugs" is another word for "medicine"-they sell other things you might need, you know, tooth paste, floss for your teeth, and we have a video on that if you really want to go check-okay?-on how to take care of yourself. But you go to the drug store or the pharmacy to get your medicine. When you go there and you hand it, you're going to hand the piece of paper to the person called "the pharmacist". The pharmacist is the doctor that deals with giving out medicines. They will ask you for your prescription. When you hand them the prescription, they will-here we have number 5-fill your prescription. "Fill it", think of a bath tub, or yeah, a glass of water - it's empty, but as you put the water in, it fills up. Filling the prescription means putting the medicine inside of the bottle for you to take. The pharmacist will fill your prescription.
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Confusing English: LIE or LAY? RAISE, RISE, or ARISE? Confusing English: LIE or LAY? RAISE, RISE, or ARISE?
3 years ago En
Today, you'll learn two sets of confusing vocabulary! Do you RAISE your hand, or RISE it? Do you LAY down, or LIE down? "Who is LAYING in my bed?" Or is that "Who is LYING in my bed?" This lesson will teach you the meaning of each of these words, and how each of them is used differently. Many native English speakers make mistakes with 'lay' and 'lie', but by the end of this lesson you will understand the grammatical reason why we use each of them in different situations. This is a part of the language that can be challenging for English learners because it has irregular verbs. But don't be scared! Mr. E and I will explain it and make it clear. So have a seat and let's learn some English! Afterwards, test your vocabulary knowledge with the quiz: http://www.engvid.com/confusing-english-lie-lay-raise-rise-arise/ TRANSCRIPT Good morning. Hmm. Sorry. James from engVid. That probably raises a few questions for you. "Why did he say: 'Good morning', when it could be any time in the world?" Yeah. Well, I'm going to help you today, because that is a common word that we use in English, but there are some other words that are similar that many people make a mistake with. And I'm going to help you learn them today. That's "raise", "rise", "arise", "lay", and "lie". Now, quick story: When I first heard this 10 years ago, I was teaching and a teacher asked me: "James, why do we raise or why do we rise?" And I didn't know. I honestly didn't know. Of course I know what... When to use them, but my problem was we just know because we've been taught, but no one actually sits you down and said: "The exact difference is this." So I had to study it. And today I'm going to help you not make the mistake I made, by knowing what it is and how to use it, or use them, because we have five words. Let's go to the board. Do I raise my hand or rise my hand? Tough question if you don't know the differences between them. And I'm hoping this lesson will help you. In fact, by the time we're done, you should master this and be more fluent in your English use. First one: "arise". If you ever watched any sci-... Scientific movie, sci-fi movie, there is some dead creature and some crazy magician or scientist goes: "Arise!" Well, we don't quite use it like that in English; we use it a little differently. When we talk about "arise", we mean something has occurred or something has happened. "A few things arose when you were away on vacation." That means things happened or occurred. Another way of saying it is: "come up". If you look at Mr. E at the bottom of the stairs, Mr. E 2 says: "Hey, come here." And he goes up the stairs, so something has come up. Hey, listen, there's a couple of things that I said arose or have arisen, things have come up or occurred that have happened and I want to talk about them. Okay? Cool. That's "arise". Now, one other thing about "arise"... Let's just talk about it for a second. "Arise" is an irregular verb. Irregular verb? Well, most verbs follow a simple pattern; you add "ed" or add "d" to the end is past tense, there's a base form, and then there's the past participle form. And, you know, looks like "ed", "ed", and regular form. Easy. Irregular verbs means they don't follow that rule, so you have to change it. And unfortunately, there's no way for me to teach you and say: "With every irregular verb, you must do this." They're irregular because different ones look different ways. Sorry. But I'm going to help you by putting it here, and you can also go and study the charts for irregular verbs. Okay? I believe we have some on our engVid tools you can use or resources. So, "arise", as I said, "come up", is an irregular verb; it doesn't follow the regular rules. So you're going to have to pay attention when I show you how it's spelt. The second thing I have here is intransitive. I spelt it over here for you, but intransitive. "Intransitive", well, "trans" in English... Or, sorry. Latin means across. It means it goes from one place to another. An intransitive verb means it doesn't take a direct object. Huh? Well, here's the example of transitive verb: "I love". If you're sitting there, you're probably thinking to yourself: "You love what? Ice cream? Football? Your mother? Your shoes?" Well, with a transitive verb, it takes an object or a direct object, meaning it has an effect on something else. "I love you." Yeah, I do, engVid watcher, I love you. You are my object, my love goes to you. That's what a transitive verb means, so the verb has to carry across to an object. While, an interested verb... Intransitive verb doesn't need that. All right? Well, I'll give you an example in a second because we have a few on the board. But in this case, "arise" is an intransitive verb. All right? You don't need to have an object with it. Okay? Here, I'm going to give you the forms. "Arise" is present tense, "arose" is past tense, and when you use the past perfect or present perfect, use "arisen".
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What is First Person? Second? Third? What is First Person? Second? Third?
3 years ago En
If you're learning English, you've probably seen 1st, 2nd, and 3rd person. But do you know what these mean? In this easy video, you'll learn to easily recognize first, second, and third person by understanding that these refer to the personal pronouns or the subject of the sentence. You'll see many examples and we'll practice finding out whether sentences are in first person, second person, or third person. You may have heard of "FPS" or "first person shooter" games. The idea is the same, and you will understand it after this lesson! Continue the exercise by doing the quiz at http://www.engvid.com/what-is-first-person-second-third/ TRANSCRIPT First, second, third, whether it be "I", "you", or... Hi. James from engVid. Today I'd like to teach you about the first, second, and third pronouns. Well, subject pronouns, to be exact. And: What do we mean by first person, second person, and third person? A lot of students have trouble with that, and that's why they use the pronouns incorrectly. This is a very simple, straightforward lesson, and I hope you enjoy it. Let's go to Mr. E. As you can see, he's standing on the podium. A "podium" is a box you stand on once you want to... When you want to speak or when you want to... Or when someone has got a position, like in the Olympics, they get first, second, and third position, so they stand up on a podium. E is on the podium with all three medals. Well, there's a reason for that, because you are important. And when we talk about subject pronouns, we're going to see how the first, second, and third person works. Ready? Let's go to the board. I mentioned Mr. E was wearing all the medals, and you're going to probably ask why. I'll show you. When we talk about personal pronouns or subject pronouns, the speaker is important, and who the speaker is speaking to is important, and this is how we can tell if something is first, second, or third person. Let's take a look at the first case. When I speak-or when E would speak-and I speak with friends, it's called the first person, and this is where we use for the singular, "I"; and for the plural, "we". Because I'm involved in the speaking, I am speaking with a group of people, and/or I am personally speaking. So we use "I" and "we" to say first person. Okay? When we talk about the second person, it's when I speak to you or I am speaking to a group of people. That means I, remember E is wearing the medals, I am directing my speech to somebody that I'm speaking to right now. I'm talking to you right now. Now, you, if you're watching at your house, I'm talking to you, that could be one person. But really, we know I'm on the internet, so there's thousands of people watching, but I'm speaking to you as well. So I am important and I am speaking to you, where I direct my speech, and that's why we call it the second person. The second person in the conversation, you might say. It could be one person or a group of people. And in this case, we use the same pronoun, "you" and "you" to talk about you, I'm directing my speech directly to you. Good? All right. Let's do the third person. The third person is when I speak about something or someone. You can think of it as they're not directly involved in the conversation. I could be talking about "it", that's the third person. Or I could be talking about "he" or "she", as in the third person. So this is when I speak about someone or something. For the singular, we have "he", "she", and "it", because we do talk about things. For the plural, we say "they". Cool? Great. That was a simple lesson. Let's go do a quiz on it. Are you ready? [Snaps]. Ready for the quiz? Now, be very careful, this is a two-part quiz. First we're going to fill in the blanks with a proper or appropriate pronoun. Okay? Then we're going to try to see: Is that a first, second, or third pronoun? That'll be the second part we do. Are you ready? Let's try this quick quiz. "__________ am talking to them later." What would that be? Correct. "I am talking to them", we know this because the "am" is there. So that means the subject is speaking. Okay? The subject is speaking. How about the next one? "I saw them yesterday and __________ said they were going home today to see their families." I'll give you a little bit of a hint, here. We have "them", "they", and "their". That's right. These are all plural words, so we can make a safe guess that this would be "they". In this case, I am talking about them; not to them. Try to remember that when we do the second part, if I am talking about them, what does that mean? Number three: "_________ are the type of person that makes friends easily." Okay, well we can see it's one, "the" article says one type of person, so we have a choice between "I" and "you". Well, I don't think I'm talking about me. I think I'm talking to you. I think you're the friendly type of person, you watch engVid, you got to be a good guy or girl.
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Real English: What you need to know if you're going to court Real English: What you need to know if you're going to court
3 years ago En
Have you ever broken the law? Today, I'm going to teach you courtroom vocabulary. It's important to know the law so that you know your rights and know how to stay out of trouble. If you do end up in court, you need to know what to expect and how to communicate politely and intelligently so that you get the best outcome. The vocabulary and expressions you'll learn will help you understand what is happening in courtrooms on television shows and movies, as well as if you have to appear in court yourself. Court isn't just for hardened criminals -- sometimes we have to go to court for "misdemeanours"-- small crimes like parking violations and littering, or you may have to go to court because of a lawsuit or as part of your job. In this video, I'll discuss different strategies that will help you speak with the people you'll meet in court -- lawyers, judges, and police officers. My best advice is to stay out of trouble, know how to talk to the police, and be informed if you have to go to court. http://www.engvid.com/real-english-what-you-need-to-know-if-youre-going-to-court/ Dunh-dunh-dun-dun-dun-ne-dun-ne-dunh. engVid. Hi. James from engVid. I did a lesson before on sort of crime, when you get arrested by the police, and this is a second part, because there are two parts to a legal system or a law system. The first part is meeting the police, and the police saying you've done something wrong. The second part is when you actually have to get someone to say you are guilty or innocent. We'll go over that in a second or two: What does that mean? But you have to go before people, and they have to tell you everything is good and you can go home, or bad and you have to go to jail. You ready? Let's go to the board. All right, so I was on my stool of justice, but probably gone for a second, here. Let's go to the board. There are a couple terms we want to talk about. Remember we talked about being arrested? Well, the second part is going to court. We like to say: "You have your day in court", which means that you cannot go to jail for no reason. Someone has to say you've done something wrong, and they have to show it. So, this video is about the process of how that happens. Okay? These are called "handcuffs". Handcuffs. Usually you see the police, they put them on you. Well, on you, not on me, if you do something bad. Or you see bad guys wearing handcuffs. And the reason why I did handcuffs is because the two things go together. If you get arrested, you need to go to court. All right? So let's get a start. You'll notice that we have funny pictures up here, so we're going to try and figure out what these pictures mean. The first one you notice is an ear. Well, in North America, before you go to a long-term prison, I give you example. If you drink a little one night, they can put you in jail for one night, but then they usually let you go the next day, so there's nothing special about that. But if they want to put you in jail for a longer period of time, they actually have to give you a "trial". Okay? That's a word up here. But you need to have a "hearing". The hearing is where you go in front of a judge, and that is a man or a woman who listens to what you have to say, and they listen to what the police say, and they decide if they should say: "This is it, don't worry about it", or: "This is serious, and we need to go further." This will happen in cases of murder, and large theft, like $10,000, $100,000, $200,000 or any kind of sexual crime. If you walk across the street when cars are coming, don't worry about it, you won't need a hearing. But you notice ear is for "hearing", so this will tell you the first part is a hearing. "Hearing" because the judge needs to hear what you have to say, because the police have said you're bad, and you get to say: "Hey, look, it wasn't me", or: "It's not what... That's not what happened." So you go for a hearing. Now, after the hearing, the judge will decide, and they will decide if you have a "trial". There are two people you must know will be at the trial. One is... Okay. The first is the "judge". The "judge" is the person with this thing. Oh, not exactly the best drawing in the world, looks like Thor's hammer, but it's called a "gavel". Bang. That's when they tell you the decision, they hit the gavel. So that will be the judge. The other person that will be at your trial will be a "lawyer". Your lawyer. You're going to need one. Make sure if you ever get in this situation, you get a lawyer. In America, it's called an "attorney". They can use both terms, "lawyer" or "attorney". "Lawyer" is commonly used through English-speaking countries. Okay? So, there's also a lawyer for the other side, because there's you, and you're called the "defense", and on the other side, depending who they're representing, the government or another person. Okay?
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Real English: How to talk to the POLICE Real English: How to talk to the POLICE
3 years ago En
When you go to another country, it is just as important to learn about the culture and the laws as it is the language. In North America, we try to be polite to everyone, including to the police. In this lesson, you will learn the proper way to behave when being stopped by a police officer. Some vocabulary and expressions you will need to understand include "driver's license", "fine", "bail money", "courts", "under arrest", "breaking the law", and more. It is very important to know what your rights are in the event you do get in trouble, so watch this lesson and stay safe. http://www.engvid.com/real-english-how-to-talk-to-the-police/ TRANSCRIPT After they ask you to stop, they're going to ask for I.D. For some of you, you'll say: "What is I.D.?" Well, it's identification, sort of like your passport or your country... Some people have identification cards in their country. Funny, in Canada, we don't have this thing. We have drivers' licenses, and we have passports, but we don't have citizenship cards, or-sorry-citizen cards. We use our driver's license. So it might be your citizen card that they would request. If you come to our country, they would ask you for I.D., so you could present your passport or your citizen card. That's probably all you have. So, number two in the process will be asking for your I.D. Now, you notice this is orange and we have this strange word: "rights", and I'm not talking your right hand. In Canada, the United States, Great Britain, New Zealand, Scotland, Wales, they have rights. Or, sorry, you have rights, which mean before you do anything the police say, you are allowed to ask certain questions. So you can say: "I know my rights." By the way, I would never say that to a policeman who stopped you. You're just asking for trouble. But, at the time they ask you to stop or they ask you to give I.D., you can then start using your rights. One of the first things you can say is: "Hi, Officer, what's your name or badge number?" In Canada, they must give it to you. Okay? But be smart, ask nicely, like: "Okay, no problem, Officer. I just want to know: Who am I talking to? I just want to know I'm talking to the law." The officer will then either point to their shoulder where there is a number located, or they'll say their name, which is usually located on the front of their shirt. So: "Officer Johnson, 531 Division." You go: "Thank you, Officer." You can then say this... Remember, each time you're doing this, police don't usually like being questioned, so always be polite. Don't flunk the attitude test. I'll explain that to you after. So then you can say: "Officer, why am I being stopped?" The officer at that time, especially if they ask for your I.D. must tell you why you're being stopped. Okay? This will lead to... Well, we go up to here, being charged, but let's go here first. You can then say, before they do anything else: "Am I under arrest?" If the officer says: "You're not under arrest", you may walk away. You can leave. You can still be polite, and I recommend that, but you don't have to answer any of their questions, because once the officer has told you why he stopped you or she has stopped you, if you are not under arrest, you do not need to speak anymore. If they ask further questions, you can say: "If I'm not under arrest and you want more from me, I need to talk to a lawyer first, because I don't know why I'm standing here." These are your basic rights in Canada, United States, and Great Britain. As I said, each country varies, so be careful. Okay? And always, always, always be polite. Now, let's just say you a bad boy or a bad girl. Well, we've gone past the rights stage, and the stop, and the I.D., they have to tell you what you're charged with. That means you've done something wrong, and that means you cannot walk away from the police at that point. This is called... You say: "Am I being charged with anything?" They must tell you what you have done. "We think you killed somebody.", "We think you stole a car.", "We think you hit someone." At this point, something is going to happen, either one or two things. Oh, this is not the good part. If it's a small thing, and we call it "not criminal", meaning you didn't do anything that they need to put you in jail for, you will get a fine. What kind of things? If you're driving your castal-... Your car a little too fast, or if you drop... Actually, this is true, drop garbage in certain places where you're not supposed to drop your garbage. You don't put it away, you drop it on the floor, the police can walk up to you and say: "I'm going to give you a fine." They will give you a ticket. You'll notice this. And if you can't read this, you shouldn't.
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Easy English Lesson: turn on, turn off, turn up, turn down Easy English Lesson: turn on, turn off, turn up, turn down
3 years ago En
In this English lesson for beginners, I will teach you the correct expressions to use to talk about your gadgets. We often use 'turn' phrasal verbs to talk about using gadgets or electronics. By the end of the lesson, you will know how to use the prepositions 'ON', 'OFF', 'UP', and 'DOWN' with the verb 'TURN'. This is an easy lesson, but many students make mistakes using these words. Don't be one of them! Watch my video, then take the quiz at: http://www.engvid.com/easy-english-lesson-turn-on-turn-off-turn-up-turn-down/ TRANSCRIPT Doo-doo-doo-doo-doo-doo-doo-doo-doo-doo-doo-doo-doo-doo. Hello. Hi. James from engVid. You might have noticed that my voice changed. I went from soft to loud. Now, many students I find have a problem when it comes to electronics. They don't know whether they should use, or if they should use "up", "down", "on", or "off". Today is a basic lesson on those things. So, let's go to the board and take a look. Now, when we talk about electronics, which could be something as simple as your cellphone-okay?-what happens is people want to use them, which is fine if you're doing it for yourself, but when you're talking to other people and you want them to do something for you. You notice that this cellphone is, would you say "down" or "off"? All right? That's the lesson we're going to do today. What do you say when you want to change the condition of this cellphone? We'll start right now. E, so are we going to turn up the volume or turn on the volume? Well, I notice "dunh-dunh-dunh-dunh-dunh-dunh-dunh-dunh-dunh" the music is already on. This is low volume and this is high volume, but how do we change them? Let's start with some basic definitions. First, "turn", that was a turn. It's to move around a centre. Here's a centre, I turn around a centre, or to reverse a position. Interesting. Both of these definitions we need to understand if we say: "turn up" or "turn on". The first one, to turn around a centre, we have to go back in time a little bit. You're from the Modern Age, so when you press your toys, you just press. But when I was a little boy a long time ago, when the Indians rode on the plains... I'm not that old, but I feel that way. What happened was we used to have televisions and radios, and we would turn, we would turn them if we wanted more volume. So if you look over here, where I said turn means to reverse a position, you have 360. So, I feel like we're doing an old science lesson. And boys and girls, we will now demonstrate the turning mechanism. Here we go. We will turn up the power, and turn down the power. Which means reverse. So we're going to look here, and you notice I have to turn. Okay? This is a very old machine. Some of you won't recognize this. It's a film projector. Yeah, we don't use these now. Anyway. But the point was: The technology, you had to actually do something with it, and that's where we get the ideas for "up", "down", "on", and "off". We're switching. We're either reversing the position or moving around a centre. Now, when you have a lot of movement or 360, which is basically a circle... All right? When you have a circle, this is why we talk about turning up and down, because as you turn it, you can increase the power or decrease the power, or make the sound higher or make the sound lower. In fact, in the old days, they used to do this for television, radios, and lights. You would turn up and you would increase it so it would get more. So here's the 360, or you would go more, more, more, more, more. Or you would turn it down and decrease it and you would get less, less, less, less. So the room could be darker if you're talking about light. If sounds all of a sudden the voice would get lower, lower and disappear. Okay. So that's why when we talk about volume on televisions or radios, we say: "Hey, could you turn up the volume?" And if you think about this machine, okay? Turn up the volume, turn down the volume.
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How to learn English with YouTube! How to learn English with YouTube!
3 years ago En
Do you watch a lot of YouTube videos? Use these easy tips to turn every minute of video into a chance to learn English! Do you think native English speakers talk too quickly? Learn to slow them down! Not sure what someone is saying? See the written word, look it up, and learn how it is spelled. Struggling to read my handwriting? Make it BIGGER! I'll show you some of the features on YouTube that can help you make ANYTHING you're watching into a learning experience. I'll also show you how to make the most of engVid lessons specifically, so that all your time with us is used as effectively as possible! Learn English the smart way! http://www.engvid.com/how-to-learn-english-with-youtube/ TRANSCRIPT Action. Hi. James from engVid. You're used to me talking about English. Grammar, conversation lessons, and whatnot. Today, we're going to do something a little different. I want you to maximize your learning from not just engVid, but from YouTube. And there are some features on there that I don't think you're aware of, that by the time I'm done, you'll understand how to use them, and then I'm going to teach you how to actually watch our videos to get your maximum learning capacity, or your ability to learn. Are you ready? It's a small adventure, so let's get started, shall we? As you can see, E is over here, and he's is saying: "Wow, look at me." And there are these strange buttons. Now, some of you are completely aware of what they are, and some of you don't know. And unfortunately, if you don't know, you're missing out on some of the best tools to help you learn how to learn English, or anything on YouTube. Right? But especially for engVid, this is helpful. Now, there are three buttons that I want to discuss with you, and then after, I'm going to give you a kind of detailed approach on how to use our videos, so you can learn as much as you can. Let's take a look at the buttons. First thing is CC. You'll notice where that's located, here. Now, do keep in mind that depending on what machine you're using, and over time, YouTube changes where these things are, but they should essentially be here. And at this time when I'm taking the video or I'm making the video, it's in this position, here. So remember: If you've got an app or a different type of system, it might be a little differently placed, but it essentially will be the same. "CC" means closed captioning. For some of you, that means subtitles. Those are the words that are appearing underneath when I'm speaking. Okay? Now, why do you need to know that? Well, it depends on what kind of student you are. I personally don't like when students use subtitles, if they're a higher level, because it handicaps them or makes it difficult, because they tend to read, or they have the habit of reading instead of actually listening. But if you're new to the language and you don't know any of the words, and there's a lot of words that you don't know, it's a good thing to have subtitles so you can read along with the speaker, and that helps you to understand. So you can use the CC button to turn on the captions. Now, if you're a senior or seasoned engVid watcher, perhaps you want to turn them off a little bit to challenge yourself. See how good you are. So you can listen to the speaker, write down notes, see if you got it correctly, and then turn back on the closed captioning to see if you've done a good job. Cool. All right? So that's closed captioning. It is the text at the bottom, sometimes called subtitles. The next one is this funny-looking thing. It's called a gear. If you know anything about watches or cars, these are the things with teeth that join and they move. Why do they move? Because they have several operations. The one operation we want to talk about is actually the speed setting. This is especially good for people who want to increase their comprehension or improve on their listening skills. If it's not a comprehension, just catching the language. You'll press the gear button, and once you go in there, there are several options. The only one I'm going to speak about right now is speed. This one's for you. Go to the settings, or the gear, and press speed. You'll notice you can go faster or slower.
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Writing Skills: When to use commas with FOR, AND, BUT, OR, YET, SO, NOR Writing Skills: When to use commas with FOR, AND, BUT, OR, YET, SO, NOR
3 years ago En
Do you know how to use commas? In this lesson, you'll learn simple rules for using commas with coordinating conjunctions. Coordinating conjunctions connect two ideas or clauses in a sentence. We'll look at the most common conjunctions: 'for', 'and', 'nor', 'but', 'or', 'yet', and 'so'. Knowing how to place commas in your sentences will help you to write better, and will make your writing easier to read. This grammar lesson is essential for anyone who wants to improve their English writing. It is especially important for university writing, or if you're taking IELTS or TOEFL. So join me in this fun lesson, and learn to love the comma! And take the quiz on this lesson at http://www.engvid.com/writing-skills-commas-conjunctions/ TRANSCRIPT Fanboy and Comma girl, a love story. By Mr. E. Hi. I'm James from engVid. And you're probably wondering: What the hell am I talking about? Fanboy and Comma... Comma Girl, okay? She's a superhero, and our boy loves her. In case you don't know what a fanboy is because you may not follow comics or movies as religiously as these guys do, I've got a definition for you. So let's just read: What is a "fanboy"? A person who is loyal to a game, person, or company, regardless if it sucks or not. That's not quite true, but what they are talking about is that fanboys love their products. If they love Apple, it is the best the universe has ever produced. And if Apple does something wrong, help them, somebody help them because they will be angry. But generally put, they just love their products so much, they let everybody know about them. Anybody with ears that will listen or who cannot escape from them. All right? So how does this have anything to do with English and grammar? Well, this is a grammar lesson, and I find sometimes grammar can be incredibly boring, so let's make it a little bit fun. So we created a love story by Mr. E. Now, let's start off with comma. Because what is this lesson about? It's how, well, conjunctions, which I'm going to get to, work with commas and sentences. Some of you might have problems with them, I mean, some of you might even go: "Conjunctions, what are they?" So I'm going to talk about the most common conjunctions, and I'm going to talk about comma usage. Okay? We're going to do a quick lesson, here, and I'll make it fun. You ready? So the first thing we should talk about is a comma. What is a comma? It's a punctuation mark. When you have sentences, there's a time to take a breath or to complete it. Okay? Now, periods, you may know, end sentences or ends thoughts. A comma sometimes gives us a breath or it gives us a pause between parts of a sentence, or gives you time to catch your breath, or get part of an idea. Okay? We also use it for lists. There's Frank, okay? Frank, Billy, John, Susie, you know, lists. Lists of things. Knives, forks, scissors, dah, dah, dah, and you'll have comma, comma, comma, separating them, keeping them individual. And finally, we can also... Well, there's more uses, but these are general. We can use them for numbers, large numbers. You know this, we can say 1,000, there'll be a comma to indicate 1,000, and two commas to indicate 1,000,000. So largers... Numbers larger than 1,000, you'll have commas somewhere. All right? That's basically what the comma is used for. Three different uses. So, what are fanboys? Well, I told you they're excited about everything, right? Well, there's a little bit more than that. They're conjunctions. If we look here, I wrote "conjunction", and I put exactly what a conjunction is. It means to join something together. In this case, when we have usually conjunctions, we join two ideas together. If we use a conjunction with a comma, normally you're going to have clauses, and the clauses will be balanced or equal. Okay? Later on we'll go into all of that, but that's what's going to happen when we have usually a comma and a conjunction. You know, there are clauses being used and they're balanced. But: "What are the conjunctions?" you might ask. Well, let's start off with... These are the basic ones. There are more, but these are the most common ones, and we use this acronym which is a word made up from the first letter of each word so you have something that's easy to remember, and I chose FANBOYS. And in a second, I'll reveal why. "For", it gives you a reason. Why did they do this? Okay? "And" ideas that go together.
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Speaking English – How to talk about borrowing, lending, and property Speaking English – How to talk about borrowing, lending, and property
3 years ago En
In English there are many ways to talk about the things we have. We use words like borrow, lend, supply, rent, lease, and many more. In today's lesson, I'll show you when to use these words and teach you many others words you can use in daily conversation. As always, I'm going to show you the vocabulary in use, so that you hear how native speakers talk. You'll also learn several expressions that have to do with ownership. Take a quiz on this lesson here: http://www.engvid.com/speaking-english-borrowing-lending-property/ TRANSCRIPT Hi. James from engVid. I've noticed a lot of people have a problem using "borrow" or "lend". In fact, sometimes I found it difficult to teach it to people. But today's lesson, I'm going to try to simplify it and make it easy. Now, there's probably one or two lessons on borrow and lend on engVid already, so please feel free to check them out. I just try to simplify it, and give you a couple of phrases or expressions, general expressions you can use. So let's go to the board. As you can see, I've got some money, and E is trying to... Oh, is he trying to borrow or lend? Let's go find out. Okay? So, Mr. E says: "Can I borrow $5?" And the other worm, I don't know who this is, says: "I don't have that on my person." When someone says that, it means: "I don't have it with me." Look underneath here, it says: "Neither a borrower nor a lender be". Well, what does that mean? Okay? We want to do a lesson on borrow and lend, correct? And look here, "borrow", "lend". Today I'm going to give you something that'll help you remember it easily, what the difference between the two are so you can use them properly. And then we're going to learn some other words that are similar. Yeah, synonyms, because I think as... If you understand one thing properly, we can teach you many other things, so the lesson can just grow and grow. And you're smart, so let's get started. All right? E talk to me. Well, what's the difference? We have "having", "giving", "receiving", and "miscellaneous". These are the four legs of our table. All right? Every table has four legs, and when people exchange things, or give, or receive, it's going to be one of these four legs we're talking about. Let's talk about the first leg: "having". You can't give if you don't have. Right? So, we'll start with "having". People, we'll start with a noun. So what are nouns for "people"? "Owners". When you own something, it belongs to you or it is yours. Okay? I own my body, I own this pen, and this jacket. They are mine. Okay? I'm an owner. Now, when you have a house and you have paid for the house, you become a "landlord" or a "landlady". Lady, me lady. Right? And the lord, you are the lord of the manner. You own your own home. Mwahahahahahaha. Yes. A "landlord" is when you go someplace, you need a place to stay but you cannot buy a house, you will pay these people on a monthly basis, and they will give you a place to stay. And they're called "land owners". You will generally say, if it's a man: "My landlord wants the rent today." Or, if it's a woman, you'll say: "The landlady wants the rent", because they own the land that you live on. Okay? And this goes back a long time ago to kings and queens when they owned everything, and they were called the lords and the ladies of the land. Now, "proprietor". Can you say that again? "Proprietor", "proprietor". This is the formal word for an owner. This is usually used for a business. Okay? So you might own a bicycle or a motorcycle or something, but you're not the proprietor. When you talk about proprietors, think about restaurants and stores. Okay? It's the formal word for "owner", and it's used for those people. So if you come to McDonald's, you go: "Who's the proprietor?" Ronald McDonald will come out and go: "Hi. Hi. Here's my friends." He's not the proprietor; he's just a cartoon guy. But the person who owns the business is the proprietor of it. Think restaurant, bar, store. "Owner" can be for a home or of a marker. I own a marker. I am not the proprietor. Okay? Landlord, landlady, they own the land which you are a "tenant" or a "renter". Let's go on to "having" for things. Now, for these are the people owned, what do we call things that we own? Well, "property". Property is something that belongs to you. We also use "property" for land: "This is my property." It means my house has this much land, and I own all of it; it's all mine. My property. But something small, such as a pen, a watch, my shoes-you can't see them, I just lifted my leg up-my shoes, they're my property. Okay? They belong to me. "Possessions" is the same thing. "To possess" means to take on. If you're possessed by a demon, it controls you. So when you have something in your possession, you have control over it or it belongs to you. It can be either one.
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Speaking English – How to give criticism and compliments Speaking English – How to give criticism and compliments
3 years ago En
Learn to speak English with me! A "compliment" has the same meaning as "praise" and means to say nice things about people. The opposite of that is "to criticize". It is never easy to criticize politely. Find out how to do just that in this useful lesson on compliments and criticism. In this video, you will learn how to give praise in English and also how to tell people what they are doing wrong. You will also learn the meaning of other words like "critique" and "critic". Avoid being rude or awkward, and learn how to achieve constructive results when talking to people about good and bad things! http://www.engvid.com/speaking-english-criticism-compliments/ TRANSCRIPT [Singing] E, what you...? Hi. James from engVid. I've noticed my friend, E, is putting butter all over his little wormy body, and standing in the sun. I think he wants to be tanned. This is not the best way to get a tan, by the way. I'm just telling you. Don't put butter on yourself and sit in the sun. But this is strange: "Butter me up, baby." Hmm. And then: "Flattery will get you everywhere with Mr. E." What does that mean? That's today's lesson. What we want to talk about is "criticism" and "praise", or "criticize" and "praise". We have synonyms we're going to work with, and then some common popular expressions. Right? To help you be able to use them in real life, so you can become like a native speaker. And let's go to the board to start. We have a little seesaw here. or heehaw, whatever. And you notice a balance, it's balancing down for criticize, because criticism is usually considered negative. Okay? And praise is usually considered good. So you can think of devil - dun-dun-dun-dun", or angel - aaah. Okay? So, when we say somebody criticizes something it's they say something bad about something. Okay? "The food is too salty, it's too hot. The room's too warm. The car's too big." They criticize it. When they praise it, they might say: "It's very roomy", or: "The food is full of flavour", or: "You did a good job." To praise. Opposites. Right? So let's go start over here because I'm that kind of guy, and I'm going to look at "critic". So the noun, a person who criticizes is a critic. Now, a critic doesn't necessarily always have to be negative. It's considered negative, because when a critic speaks, they're going to talk about the things that didn't go well or weren't as good as they thought. Okay? Now, a critic is also a job, because they might go see a movie or a book, and they'll tell you what they loved about the book. But no critic will keep their jobs if they just say: "Everything was just great. I loved everything. I love all of the movies." They won't have a job very long, because people say: "Not everything's good." So a critic's job is to look at things, maybe say some things are good, but to tell you what was missing and what could have been done better. So that's an official job, a critic. But a critic could also be someone who finds faults, so we mean they look for things to be wrong, and then mention it. They can't just be happy. You're eating dinner, it's a good restaurant, but the lighting's not quite right and they're like: "Everything good, but the lighting wasn't right and I don't like it." Why do you got to be such a critic? Why do you have to bring something negative? The second one is "cynic". Oh, sorry, I'm wrong. "Pessimist". A pessimist... Unlike a critic, a critic as I said can be a job or someone who finds some fault. A pessimist sees almost everything in a negative light. They see any situation, in a person - they see the worst or something bad. You say: -"It's a beautiful sunny day. Like the birds are out, children are smiling. I got a new car, a new job." -"It's going to rain soon." -"Why you got to bring that up? The children are out, everything's good. Why do you have to talk about it?" -"It will rain. It always does." -"Yes, but not today." Okay? So a pessimist will say something will happen or you go: -"Look at my brand new car." -"It will break down." -"Okay. Leave it alone. I just got it. Okay?" Pessimist. So, cynic, we get it. Could be a job or someone finds some fault in something. Okay? A pessimist sees everything is negative, there's always a negative something to everything. It's not just looking at a book. Life's a bad situation. "You're born and you're going to die." This is a pessimist. They can't see: but you are alive. So what's a "cynic"? Or what's this "kynikos", kynikos, kynikos. K9, k-ni-, kyninikini. Well, let's look. This is actually a Greek word, and this Greek word has to do with doglike. So what does doglike and cynic have to do? Well, the pessimist is negative about everything. Everything's bad. Sun: "Oh, the sun's out. You're going to get cancer."
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3 Commonly Confused WORD PAIRS in English 3 Commonly Confused WORD PAIRS in English
3 years ago En
Some everyday words are used incorrectly every day. Did that last sentence make any sense to you? Don't worry if it didn't. Even native English speakers sometimes do not know the difference between "maybe" and "may be". In this lesson, you will learn the difference between three word pairs and how to use them correctly every time. Try our quiz at the end to test your knowledge and get extra practice. http://www.engvid.com/3-commonly-confused-word-pairs/ TRANSCRIPT "To be strong and to have speed is not the same as having power and quickness. These are easily confused." Hi. James from engVid. I'm reading Miyamoto Musashi on strategy. Hiya! Except Mr. Musashi said something rather interesting, and that's today's lesson. Confusing words. You probably heard me talk about speed and strength being confused with power and quickness. We native speakers regularly confuse it, thinking that they are the same things, and there are other words that I know you probably have problems with, and maybe some native speakers as well, and we're going to learn them today. You ready? Let's go to the board. So. Confused words. Mr. E, Sensei. What do we have? "Everyday, I ain't learned nothing, but may be I should have studied harder!" Okay, I'm putting on an accent and playing. Mr. E is saying: "Every day..." And "ain't" is bad English. We've got a video on that, so go check it out, okay? It talks about when people say it, and then you'll understand my strange accent. Okay? And: "Learned nothing, but I should have studied harder." Well, there are... There's a confused word here and here, and this word is wrong. When we finish the lesson, you'll understand why I say that, and why these confuse people. The first one we're going to do is "study" versus "learn." What does it mean to study, and what does it mean to learn? It's often been said: "You can study a lot, and learn nothing." Why? Because learning, when you learn something, you gain knowledge by studying, by practicing. You know, you play the piano again, and again, and again, that's practice. You don't look at the keys, ding dong dong, you actually practice it to get it into your body, so to speak. When you study, that's more like reading or trying to memorize things, right? For a test. So learning, you are going to gain a skill, or you will get knowledge. You will learn something new, something you didn't understand, you will now understand. Okay? There's something you will have. It may not be something you put in your hand, but it's something you put in your head. Okay? And the best thing about it is not only have you put it in your head, you can now take this information and use it to learn new things, or use it to do things. Right? You can study how to make a cake, but when you learn how to make a cake, you have a recipe. Right? And you can use that recipe again and again. Studying is a little different. Why? Because studying is actually a part of learning. If you look carefully up here, it says: "Studying, practicing, being taught." You know, somebody... Somebody will teach you. You go and you get a teacher. A teacher says: "You're doing this, this, this, and this." You're not reading and memorizing; someone is speaking to you. And even when we talk about learning experience, right? Trust me: if you get hit by a car... I've been hit by a car three times, man. Not fun. Riding a bicycle, boom! You learn: look both ways, and be smart. You didn't have to memorize that. One hit by a car - you will learn, okay? So, that's what learning means. When you study, we talk about studying being reading, right? Memorizing facts, that means trying to put it in your memory so you don't have to keep thinking about it. But another thing about study which is a little confusing is when you attend school. What do I mean? Well, when you attend school, you go for classes, right? So sometimes you hear people say: "What do you study?" And they're talking about what is the subject, right? Or: "What are your classes? Do you take mathematics?" You say: "I'm studying math, geography, and history this term." Studying, that means memorizing some facts from these and reading about them. Okay? Or: -"What are you studying?" -"The law. I'm going to get a law degree", or: "I'm going to get a medical degree." You cannot learn a medical degree, you study for a medical degree. So when we say "study," we talk about attending school. What school do you go to? What subject, what classes?
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