Learn English with Alex [engVid]
If you want to learn English, you've come to the right place. I have beginner, intermediate, and advanced lessons on a variety of subjects. Whether you want to improve your English vocabulary, pronunciation, grammar, listening, writing, or speaking ability, you will find something to help you here. I also have lessons on English proficiency tests like IELTS and TOEFL. I hope you enjoy practicing your English with my channel! Regarding myself, I have been an English as a Second Language teacher since 2007, and I've taught a variety of age groups and nationalities. I currently teach in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. If you never want to miss a lesson, subscribe to the channel, and check me out on Facebook and Twitter. Thanks for studying with engVid!

151 videos
Learn English with Alice in Wonderland Learn English with Alice in Wonderland
6 months ago En
Fall down the rabbit hole and learn five English phrases that were created or popularized by Lewis Carroll’s Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland. This lesson will not only increase your vocabulary, but your pop culture knowledge, and Western mental health language knowledge as well. Some of the language in the lesson includes: mad as a Hatter, curiouser and curiouser, Tweedledee and Tweedledum, and more! Don’t forget to pick up your FREE AUDIO BOOK from Audible after you have finished the lesson at https://www.engvid.com/to/audiblealex . If you decide to get a copy of Alice in Wonderland, I recommend getting the version narrated by Shelby Lewis! It has some of the clearest and easiest-to-understand pronunciation you will find in an English audio book. Get it today, or another book of your choice, and join the Audible community. We’re all mad here. You can also buy the book on Amazon here: https://www.engvid.com/to/book_alice Take the quiz: https://www.engvid.com/learn-english-with-alice-in-wonderland/
Learn English: 30+ ways to say NO! Learn English: 30+ ways to say NO!
7 months ago En
How many ways can you say “NO” in English? At least thirty! So get ready to expand your English vocabulary and stop ONLY saying “no.” Instead, learn to use some of the following words and expressions: no chance, not in a million years, not even if you paid me, I’ll pass, let’s not (and say we did), and many more. In addition, this video also covers polite ways to say no, including beginner phrases such as “I’m afraid I can’t” or “Sorry, but I don’t.” Make sure to do the quiz once you’ve watched the video: https://www.engvid.com/30-ways-to-say-no-in-english/ Expand your vocabulary with more videos! 20 ways to say "I don't know" https://youtu.be/2aFZ8sVEHoM 20 ways to say "That's cool" https://youtu.be/rzaYhufOuaA
Work English: 12 PHRASAL VERBS for meetings Work English: 12 PHRASAL VERBS for meetings
8 months ago En
Have you ever been in a work meeting and wondered what your co-workers meant when they asked you to jot things down or to hand something out? In this practical professional English lesson, I teach you twelve phrasal verbs that you can use in work meetings. Perfect for office workers who want to improve their English vocabulary! Phrasal verbs covered in this lesson: set up, start off, call off, deal with, bring up, jot down, run out of, figure out, go over, hand out, look into, and wrap up. Practice your business English by doing the quiz. https://www.engvid.com/work-english-12-phrasal-verbs-for-meetings/ Want even more phrasal verbs? Check out my e-book 100 Practical English Phrasal Verbs! https://www.engvid.com/to/alexphrasalverbs
Learn English: 20 ways to say "I don't know" Learn English: 20 ways to say "I don't know"
9 months ago En
As you know, there is often more than one way to say something. In this lesson, I focus on a very common situation and teach you twenty ways to say “I don’t know.” These include “I have no idea,” “How should I know,” “Beats me,” “Your guess is as good as mine,” “I’m probably not the best person to ask,” and many more! Is this the most useful video you’ll watch today? Don’t ask me. Find out for yourself and check out the quiz when you’re done! https://www.engvid.com/learn-english-20-ways-to-say-i-dont-know/ Watch next: 17 ways to say "YOU'RE WELCOME" in English https://youtu.be/nCArWgfnMw8 Learn 20 ways to say "that's cool" in English https://youtu.be/rzaYhufOuaA
Why English is SO HARD to learn Why English is SO HARD to learn
9 months ago Ru En
If you’re struggling with learning English, you’re not alone, and we’re here to help. Learning ANY new language can be tough, as so much depends on your own language and its similarities to your target language. In this lesson, I look at some of the main difficulties that most English students face and provide some tips on how to overcome these issues. The topics covered include: English spelling, English pronunciation, English vocabulary, English phrasal verbs, and more. When you’re done, make sure you do the quiz at https://www.engvid.com/why-english-is-so-hard-to-learn/ to test your comprehension, and remember: just because it’s difficult doesn’t mean it’s impossible. Good luck with your studies! Next, watch my lesson on how English is EASY to learn: https://youtu.be/gh0AxqLMGDk
Why English is easy to learn Why English is easy to learn
10 months ago En
Learning English can be tough. However, there are aspects that make English easier to learn than many other languages around the world. The goal of this video is to make you feel a little better about the difficulty of English, and to let you know that it’s not ALL bad. Things like adjective conjugation, verb conjugation, noun conjugation, only having one definite article, a well-known alphabet, and the amount of resources available are some of the main features of English that make it easier than learning a language like Polish or Russian, for example. I’m not saying English IS easy; just that PARTS of it are. Let me know what you think in the comments. Happy studying! https://www.engvid.com/why-english-is-easy-to-learn/ Watch next: Don't make these mistakes in English! https://youtu.be/7q6YekNTwHA
Learn 30+ ways to greet people in English Learn 30+ ways to greet people in English
10 months ago En
Hey! Long time no see! What have you been up to? Oh? You’ve been studying English? That’s great! Why don’t you take a seat and check out this practical English lesson on thirty-five ways to greet people. What’s that? You don’t think there are that many? There’s only one way to find out! Hit play and learn how to use “what’s going on,” “what’s new,” “all good,” “how goes,” “It’s been a while,” and many more ways to greet people on a daily basis. Make sure to do the quiz at https://www.engvid.com/learn-30-ways-to-greet-people-in-english/ when you’re done, and let me know in the comments if you know of other ways to greet people! Watch next: How to talk about yourself https://youtu.be/fiXs8xQgmmU Learn English: 20 ways to say "goodbye" https://youtu.be/rmNJAGWclOI
Learn English Vocabulary: Cleaning your house Learn English Vocabulary: Cleaning your house
11 months ago En
It’s time to clean up your English! In this vocabulary lesson, I go into the kitchen, bathroom, laundry room, and every other room in the house to teach you about cleaning products you can find in your house. Here are some of the words you will learn in this lesson: detergent, fabric softener, bleach, hamper, laundry basket, hand towel, dish soap, disinfectant, baking soda, goggles, rubber gloves, mop, bucket, vacuum cleaner, and many more! Mmm... smells like toxic chemicals! Once you’re done mastering the vocabulary, check your understanding with the quiz! https://www.engvid.com/learn-english-vocabulary-cleaning-your-house/ More everyday vocabulary videos: EATING vocabulary https://youtu.be/gkFdG3TdI6E ????️ CAR vocabulary https://youtu.be/uW3klOgdnTY ????️
15 English words that even native speakers don’t pronounce correctly 15 English words that even native speakers don’t pronounce correctly
2 years ago En
It doesn’t matter if you’ve been speaking English your entire life; you’re bound to make some mistakes. Sure, you learned the proper way to say “library” when you were a kid, but do you pronounce “prescription” like “per-scrip-tion” or “pri-scrip-tion”? And what’s the proper way to say “hierarchy”? Improve your pronunciation or just satisfy your curiosity with this fun English lesson that proves you can always learn something new. And probably still keep making the same mistakes anyway because everyone else is making them too. Words in this lesson include: arctic, cavalry, especially, foliage, hierarchy, interpret, miniature, sherbet, February, and more. Test your pronunciation knowledge with the quiz: https://www.engvid.com/15-english-words-native-speakers-mispronounce Watch next: Fix these basic English pronunciation mistakes https://youtu.be/JGDoLc6ndWo Improve your accent with TONGUE TWISTERS https://youtu.be/xa8nkPkWoWA
How to make small talk at work: What to say How to make small talk at work: What to say
2 years ago Ru En
Talking with co-workers can be awkward. This video will give you some foundational language to make small talk and connect more with your colleagues. The questions and phrases taught in this video can also be used in other social occasions, and are transferable to texts or other forms of informal written communication. Some of the language in this English lesson includes: “It’s been a while”, “Long time no see”, “What have you been up to?”, “What’s new on your end?”, “Take it easy”, and “Stay out of trouble”. Make sure to do the quiz after watching: https://www.engvid.com/how-to-make-small-talk-at-work/ Have a good one! Watch next: How to talk about yourself in English https://youtu.be/fiXs8xQgmmU How to write a professional email https://youtu.be/3Tu1jN65slw
Learn 20 ways to say “that’s cool” in English Learn 20 ways to say “that’s cool” in English
2 years ago En
This is the coolest English lesson on the internet. No, seriously. It’s brilliant. It’s wicked. In fact, it’s out of this world. What are you waiting for? Check it out and learn 20 ways to say “that’s cool” in English. Some of these include: badass, sweet, sick, legit, dope, the cat’s pyjamas, and more! Trust me, this is the good stuff. When you’re done, make sure you check your understanding with the quiz. https://www.engvid.com/20-ways-to-say-thats-cool-in-english/
English Vocabulary: 35 words that we shorten in conversation English Vocabulary: 35 words that we shorten in conversation
2 years ago En
Learn REAL English vocabulary. Many words are shortened in English conversation. A veterinarian is a vet; a limousine is a limo; a referee is a ref; and so much more! Get comfy and improve your vocab with this rad English lesson. Other words covered in this practical English lesson include: abs, admin, app, fab, fave, delish, ID, info, ad, lab, max, meds, OD, undies, rehab, rep, sub, prep, vet, sec, site, pic, uni, sax, and wiz. Take the quiz on this lesson at https://www.engvid.com/english-vocabulary-35-shortened-words/
Improve your Vocabulary: Learn 26 adjectives to describe the taste and texture of food! Improve your Vocabulary: Learn 26 adjectives to describe the taste and texture of food!
2 years ago En
Are you tired of only using basic vocabulary such as “good,” “bad,” “delicious”, and “disgusting” to describe food? In this vocabulary-expanding video, I give you a ton of options to discuss the taste and texture of food! You’ll learn common and useful words such as mealy, greasy, crunchy, rich, tender, and savory. You’ll also learn the difference between the words plain and bland. So what are you waiting for? Check out the lesson! Once you’re comfortable with the vocabulary, test your knowledge by doing the quiz at https://www.engvid.com/improve-your-vocabulary-26-food-adjectives/
How to use “first” and “last” in English sentences How to use “first” and “last” in English sentences
2 years ago En
Did you know there’s a quicker way to say “the first time” and “the last time” you did something? Learn about adverb placement in this quick and easy grammar lesson on how to use the words “first” and “last” in natural English sentences. You’ll learn how to use them with simple past verbs, with was & were, and how to use them in questions. When did you last watch a grammar video that was useful? Stop asking that question and check out the lesson! https://www.engvid.com/how-to-use-first-and-last-in-english-sentences/
Learn 30+ common “WILL” sentences in English Learn 30+ common “WILL” sentences in English
2 years ago En
Learning set phrases is one of the best ways to learn a language. This lesson covers more than 30 common English sentences that use the word “will.” Increase your speaking confidence and your listening comprehension by mastering the language covered in this practical English lesson. Some of the sentences include: We’ll see; you’ll never know unless you try; you’ll regret this; I’ll think about it; I’ll see you later; I’ll be right back; I’ll pay you back; I won’t forget this; it’ll be fine; and many more. Check it out and immediately increase your English language bank! https://www.engvid.com/learn-30-common-will-sentences-in-english/
My EASY English grammar trick for yes/no questions My EASY English grammar trick for yes/no questions
2 years ago En
”Yes, I do” or “Yes, I am”? “No, I can’t” or “No, I don’t”? Learn this easy English grammar trick and never make a mistake when answering a yes or no question again. This lesson will improve your speaking confidence, your grammatical accuracy, and your conversational fluency. Do you feel more confident after watching the video? Test your understanding by doing the quiz. https://www.engvid.com/easy-english-grammar-trick-yes-no-questions/
How to write informal emails in English How to write informal emails in English
2 years ago En
This is an English lesson for those who want to improve their email skills... Hey, how’s it going? Haven’t heard from you in awhile. What have you been up to? I’ve been meaning to write you an email about writing informals for a long time. Finally, the day has arrived! Whether you’re writing to a colleague in the office, or you’re just sending a message to a friend, learn some of the most common greetings, questions, and phrases to use to sound as natural and informal as possible. After watching this video, watch my other lesson how to write a professional email: https://youtu.be/3Tu1jN65slw Take the quiz on this lesson here: https://www.engvid.com/how-to-write-informal-emails-in-english/
54 Common Present Progressive Questions in English 54 Common Present Progressive Questions in English
2 years ago En
What are you doing? Where are you going? When are you leaving? These are examples of some of the most common present progressive questions. In this English grammar and speaking lesson, you will learn and practice over 50 different present progressive questions! This is a great way to improve your speaking confidence, your listening skills, and grammar skills. What are you waiting for? Watch the video and then take the quiz to test your understanding. https://www.engvid.com/54-common-present-progressive-questions-in-english/
30 “TAKE” Phrases in English 30 “TAKE” Phrases in English
2 years ago En
You will want to take your time with this lesson. Learning 30 TAKE phrases isn’t easy, but it’s not impossible. Study with Alex and become more comfortable with these common English phrases and expressions. Here are some of the TAKE phrases included in this video: take a break, take a walk, take a photo, take a look, take a risk, take turns, take place, take your time, take back, take a load off, take it easy, take a bite, take a sip, and many more! When you’re finished studying, make sure you take the quiz to test your understanding at https://www.engvid.com/30-take-phrases-in-english/
10 Phrasal Verbs for everyday life 10 Phrasal Verbs for everyday life
2 years ago En
What’s the difference between ‘put back’ and ‘put away’? Is there any difference between ‘put out’ and ‘take out’? Check out this practical English lesson and learn 10 of the most common phrasal verbs that you can use around your house. In addition to the basics like turn on, turn off, turn up, turn down, you’ll learn the two most common uses of pick up, and see over 35 real-life examples! Are you ready? Press play, and don’t forget to do the quiz at https://www.engvid.com/10-phrasal-verbs-for-everyday-life/ once you’ve mastered the material.
Improve your Academic Writing: PASSIVE PREPOSITIONAL VERBS (also great for IELTS & TOEFL!) Improve your Academic Writing: PASSIVE PREPOSITIONAL VERBS (also great for IELTS & TOEFL!)
2 years ago En
Learn expressions you can use to strengthen your academic essays. Whether you’re a high school student, an IELTS or TOEFL candidate, or an English language student, this lesson is guaranteed to boost your writing skills and to provide you with tools that will impress professors and make you fit in with any academic discussion. Learn passive prepositional verbs such as: be aimed at, be associated with, be based on, be regarded as, be defined as, be derived from, be divided into, be prejudiced against, and more. This is an advanced, but practical academic English writing lesson. Watch, learn, and your writing WILL improve. Once you have mastered the content, be sure to test your knowledge by completing the quiz at https://www.engvid.com/improve-your-academic-writing-passive-prepositional-verbs/, then USE the knowledge you have acquired in your daily written work. TRANSCRIPT Hey, everyone. I'm Alex. Thanks for clicking, and welcome to this academic writing lesson. So, today I will be giving you some very pract
Improve your English: 20 ways to say ‘goodbye’ Improve your English: 20 ways to say ‘goodbye’
2 years ago Ru En
It's so hard to say goodbye, especially if you only know one way to do it. If you want to expand your conversation skills, or if you just want to be able to identify some common English sentences for ending a conversation or meeting, this is the video for you. Learn sentences like "I gotta run," "Take it easy," "Have a good one," "Catch ya later," "Take care," and many more to increase your English vocabulary and conversation skills. Do you think you've got it? Make sure to test your knowledge by completing the quiz at the end of the video at https://www.engvid.com/20-ways-to-say-goodbye-in-english/ 'Til next time, enjoy the rest of your day. TRANSCRIPT Goodbye, Ruby Tuesday, something, something, something - I can't sing. Yeah. Hey, everyone. I'm Alex. Thanks for clicking, and welcome to this lesson on "20 Ways to Say Goodbye in English". So, I will give you some set phrases that you can use in your daily conversations. I will also tell you some of the more natural pronunciations of these phrases and thes
Improve Your Vocabulary: Adverbs of Intensity Improve Your Vocabulary: Adverbs of Intensity
3 years ago En
Are you tired of using the same old adverbs – very, really, so, a little...? In this lesson, learn to expand your vocabulary with a wide range of adverbs that will add complexity and nuance to your speech. Study with me and learn adverbs like somewhat, utterly, totally, completely, thoroughly, quite, slightly, a bit, and plenty of others. Learn and laugh with this intense English lesson! I guarantee you’ll be thoroughly satisfied. Take the quiz on this lesson at https://www.engvid.com/improve-your-vocabulary-adverbs-of-intensity/ Next, watch these other vocabulary lessons I've done: 1. 20 Intransitive Phrasal Verbs in English: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AGsLrtjfE_M&list=PLrPhmmx5j5b-AjltXcrLI4iiqF7lsj_P8&index=7 2. Permanent Plurals in English: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1TplKXtV-90&list=PLrPhmmx5j5b-AjltXcrLI4iiqF7lsj_P8&index=12 TRANSCRIPT Whoa, you are way too intense, buddy. Woo. Hey, everyone. I'm Alex. Thanks for clicking, and welcome to this lesson on adverbs of intensity or adverbs of d
20 ways to give advice in English 20 ways to give advice in English
3 years ago En
Do you only rely on “should” and “have to” when giving advice or making suggestions in English? If you’re ready to add variety to your vocabulary and your English conversations, this is exactly the video for you. Not only do I cover the basics such as should, ought to, had better, and others, but I also teach informal ways to give advice such as “You’re gonna wanna,” “Have you thought about,” “You might wanna consider,” and many more. This is a great lesson for advanced English learners who want to sound fluent and natural when speaking English. Test your understanding with the quiz at https://www.engvid.com/20-ways-to-give-advice-in-english/ If you liked this video, I'm sure you'll like these other videos I've done, so why not watch them now and take your learning further? 1. 30 Phrasal Verb Commands: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_7_QXVcvcfQ&list=PLrPhmmx5j5b-AjltXcrLI4iiqF7lsj_P8&index=13 2. 4 types of 'HOW' questions in English: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T_ro9075G2Q&list=PLrPhmmx5j5b-AjltXcrLI
Advanced English Vocabulary: Compound Adjectives Advanced English Vocabulary: Compound Adjectives
3 years ago En
This is a mind-altering lesson that will change the way you look at how adjectives are constructed. Only hard-working English students should dare enter. If you’re ready to play with language and get creative, click the play button and learn some of the most advanced and complex vocabulary there is. This lesson covers more than twenty multi-word adjectives, including fun-loving, good-looking, well-developed, full-time, foul-smelling, blonde-haired, three-legged, two-liter, and plenty more. Enter if you dare, and make sure to test your new knowledge by completing the quiz at https://www.engvid.com/advanced-english-vocabulary-compound-adjectives/ when you’re done. Next, watch these other advanced English lessons I've done: 1. Advanced English Homophones: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qc_uzraKOIU&list=PLrPhmmx5j5b-AjltXcrLI4iiqF7lsj_P8&index=20 2. Cause & Effect Power Verbs: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VaBCiio8XZs&list=PLrPhmmx5j5b-AjltXcrLI4iiqF7lsj_P8&index=5 Sign up for a free Audible trial at https
Learn 50 “MAKE” Phrases in English! Learn 50 “MAKE” Phrases in English!
3 years ago En
Want to learn common phrases with MAKE to improve your vocabulary and speaking skills? This lesson will definitely make a difference. In it, you will learn FIFTY common phrases that use MAKE! Some examples include: make a mistake, make an observation, make an exception, make your dreams come true, make believe, make friends, make progress, make a promise, make up your mind, and many more. Once you have watched the video, make sure to check out the quiz at https://www.engvid.com/50-make-expressions-in-english/ for more practice! If you found this lesson helpful, watch these next: 1. 20 Passive 'GET' Expressions: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yzLbKEomlCI&list=PLrPhmmx5j5b-AjltXcrLI4iiqF7lsj_P8&index=16 2. 20 intransitive PHRASAL VERBS in English: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AGsLrtjfE_M&list=PLrPhmmx5j5b-AjltXcrLI4iiqF7lsj_P8&index=7 TRANSCRIPT If it makes you happy, it can't be that bad. If it makes you... You know the song. Hey, everyone. I'm Alex. Thanks for clicking, and welcome to this lesson on
5 English grammar myths you need to stop believing RIGHT NOW 5 English grammar myths you need to stop believing RIGHT NOW
3 years ago En
Can you ever start a sentence with “but” or “and”? Are double negatives always wrong? And is it really a rule that you can never split an infinitive? In this class, unlearn what you have learned in your English classes and see that there’s a difference between a rule and a guideline, and that in most of the cases mentioned, you’re free to forget the rule entirely. Study these 5 English grammar myths and be the life of the party at your next gathering of friends by being the person who starts a conversation with “Hey, did you know that you can actually end a sentence with a preposition?” After watching this grammar lesson, don’t forget to check your understanding by completing the quiz at https://www.engvid.com/5-english-grammar-myths/ TRANSCRIPT Hey, everyone. I'm Alex. Thanks for clicking, and welcome to this lesson on "5 English Grammar Myths". So, these are five things that, if you went to an English-speaking high school, college, university, elementary school - you probably heard at some point from an E
How to write professional emails in English How to write professional emails in English
3 years ago En
In this practical English writing lesson, you will learn some of the most common email phrases you can use to sound professional. If you work in any type of business environment, there’s a good chance that you use email on a regular basis. However, many people aren’t familiar or comfortable with the formality or informality of email communication. I will teach you a wide range of business email vocabulary, phrases, and sentences often used by native English speakers. Here are some examples: “as discussed”, “to follow up on our previous discussion”, “this is to inform you that...”, “Thanks for the update”, “Thanks for looking into that”, “Thanks for following up”, “I’ll get back to you”, “Keep me posted”, and many more. This is an essential lesson that will help you write like a professional in almost any workplace. Make sure you understand it by taking the quiz at https://www.engvid.com/how-to-write-professional-emails-in-english/ Now it's time to continue improving your writing with these videos: 1. 15 cau
Advanced English Lesson: Using ADJECTIVES as NOUNS Advanced English Lesson: Using ADJECTIVES as NOUNS
3 years ago En
Did you know that it's possible to turn adjectives into nouns? No, we're not talking about word families like "heat" and "hot." We're talking about discussing social groups like the elderly, the poor, the unemployed, the middle-class, and more. This is a useful lesson for those who are interested in debating or writing about social and political issues in English. Alex will also look at the use of this language in popular culture by discussing famous English books and movies which utilize the form and vocabulary taught in this lesson. Click on this video and become one of the enlightened, then take the quiz at http://www.engvid.com/adjectives-as-nouns/ TRANSCRIPT Oh, Little Red Riding Hood, you were one of the innocent. Hey, everyone. I'm Alex. Thanks for clicking, and welcome to this lesson on using adjectives as nouns. Now, this lesson is particularly useful if you are writing academic essays, or if you are writing academic or general essays for language tests, like the IELTS or the TOEFL. This terminolog
10 words you're not using correctly 10 words you're not using correctly
3 years ago En
When it comes to vocabulary, it's easy to mix things up. Does disinterested mean the same thing as uninterested? What's the meaning of enormity? Is enormousness actually a word? Check out this video to learn the meanings and differences between these words and others, including simplistic & simple, hung & hanged, bemused & amused, cliche & cliched, and more. Think you already know the meanings of these easily confused words? Try your luck with the quiz at https://www.engvid.com/10-words-youre-not-using-correctly ! I guarantee it is anything but simplistic. Next, watch my lesson on the difference between WHO & WHOM: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OFbEfp31Lx4 TRANSCRIPT Hey, everyone. I'm Alex. Thanks for clicking, and welcome to this lesson on ten words you are probably not using correctly. So, just like the title says, I will look at ten words that most people think they know the meanings of, but really you might not. So, this video is intended for people whose first language is English or advanced speake
Improve your Vocabulary: Adjectives & idioms for how people look Improve your Vocabulary: Adjectives & idioms for how people look
3 years ago En
Do you want to sound natural in English when talking about how people look? In this practical speaking and vocabulary lesson, I’ll teach you some common idiomatic sentences and adjectives used to discuss appearance. Learn the difference between looking chic, smart, dapper, sharp, and elegant. Tell someone that he looks like he just got hit by a truck! All this and more is covered in the video. Once you’ve mastered this vocabulary, you’ll be able to have some fun talking about your friends’ appearances, and you’ll gain speaking confidence by being familiar with these intermediate-level English words and sentences. Take the quiz for this lesson at: https://www.engvid.com/improve-your-vocabulary-adjectives-idioms-peoples-looks/ TRANSCRIPT I look like hell? You should see yourself. You have one eye. Steve. Okay, you go get dressed and I'll see you in a bit. Okay? Steve. Hey, you're looking good, though. Hey, everyone. I'm Alex. Thanks for clicking, and welcome to this lesson on commenting on people's appearanc
Learn nature VOCABULARY in English with The Lord of the Rings Learn nature VOCABULARY in English with The Lord of the Rings
3 years ago En
What’s better than learning new vocabulary from a book? Learning new vocabulary from one of the GREATEST works of fiction of the 20th century! In this dense lesson, I will drop you into the world of J.R.R. Tolkien’s The Lord of the Rings to teach a variety of nature vocabulary. The book’s fictional world of Middle-earth is full of real-life landscape descriptions, so even if you’re not a fan of fantasy genre fiction, there is still a lot for you to learn. Words covered in this lesson include: knoll, mist, fog, valley, slope, turf, hedge, bush, thicket, marsh, bog, fen, mire, brambles, and many more! If you would like to check out the book yourself, you can get the audio version FOR FREE by signing up for a 30-day trial with Audible through this link: https://www.engvid.com/out/audiblealex . You can also get the print or ebook version on Amazon here: https://www.engvid.com/to/amz_lotr . Remember, not all who wander are lost. Take the quiz here: https://www.engvid.com/learn-nature-vocabulary-in-english-lotr/
Academic Vocabulary for Essays & IELTS Writing: 15 cause and effect POWER VERBS Academic Vocabulary for Essays & IELTS Writing: 15 cause and effect POWER VERBS
3 years ago En
Level up your academic writing skills by learning fifteen cause and effect verbs that will make you sound like a fourth-year university essay writing pro. If you’re taking the IELTS or TOEFL, these verbs are essential in the writing sections of those exams. The verbs and phrases include: "cause", "produce", "lead to", "result in", "create", "bring about", "give rise to", "be responsible for", "result from", "stem from", "be caused by", "be produced by", "be brought about by", and "be triggered by". Improvement stems from regular practice and consistently challenging yourself with new material, so make sure you don’t miss out on this chance to improve your written English. Take the quiz at https://www.engvid.com/academic-vocabulary-cause-effect-verbs/ WATCH NEXT: 1. LEARN 20 PASSIVE GET EXPRESSIONS: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yzLbKEomlCI&list=PLrPhmmx5j5b-AjltXcrLI4iiqF7lsj_P8&index=11 2. ACTIVE & PASSIVE GERUNDS IN ENGLISH: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QV_XlU1oxJg&list=PLrPhmmx5j5b-AjltXcrLI4iiqF7ls
Sound more natural in English: 10 informal commands Sound more natural in English: 10 informal commands
3 years ago En Ru
Are you having a hard time finding useful English lessons on the internet? Hang in there! You've come to the right place! In this lesson, I teach 10 common informal imperatives that will help you to sound more natural in your everyday English conversations. These are common and real English expressions that you will hear in many different situations. The informal imperatives in this lesson include: "cut it out", "get lost", "sleep tight", "chill out", "dig in", "watch your step", and more. Take the quiz to test your understanding: https://www.engvid.com/10-informal-commands/ NEXT, watch my lesson on 30 Phrasal Verb Commands in English: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_7_QXVcvcfQ&t=0s&list=PLrPhmmx5j5b-AjltXcrLI4iiqF7lsj_P8&index=7 TRANSCRIPT Hey, everyone. Ah! Ugh. Ugh, okay. I should have watched my step. Okay, let's try that again. Hey, everyone. I'm Alex. Thanks for clicking, and welcome to this lesson on "Informal Imperatives". What is an imperative? It's a call to action, it's a command. It's basical
Learn 20 intransitive PHRASAL VERBS in English Learn 20 intransitive PHRASAL VERBS in English
3 years ago En
There are several types of phrasal verbs in English. In this important lesson, I will teach you twenty intransitive phrasal verbs, which are phrasal verbs that aren't followed by an object. In this lesson, you'll study phrasal verbs like speak out, end up, die out, grow up, show up, drop by, and many more. This is a great way to increase your vocabulary, your listening comprehension, and your speaking skills. As always, don't forget to test your understanding by completing the quiz at https://www.engvid.com/20-intransitive-phrasal-verbs/ after the lesson! NEXT, watch more Phrasal Verb lessons: 1. 30 Phrasal Verb Commands: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_7_QXVcvcfQ&list=PLrPhmmx5j5b-AjltXcrLI4iiqF7lsj_P8&index=6 2. Phrasal Verb Opposites in English: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_y0ITptbJTU&index=19&list=PLrPhmmx5j5b-AjltXcrLI4iiqF7lsj_P8 3. 6 Phrasal Verbs with HANG: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-7iRU79qnRk&index=67&list=PLrPhmmx5j5b-AjltXcrLI4iiqF7lsj_P8 TRANSCRIPT All right. Hey, everyone. I'm Ale
5 books to improve your English 5 books to improve your English
3 years ago En
Students often ask me for English book recommendations. In this video, I give you five and tell you whether they're for intermediate or advanced students! In addition to a couple of classics, such as The Wonderful Wizard of Oz by L. Frank Baum, I also recommend some more contemporary options, such as Wonder by R.J. Palacio. There's something for everyone: mystery, fantasy, young adult, and adult fiction. Tell me about some of your favourite books in the comments at https://www.engvid.com/5-books-to-improve-your-english/ ! If you're interested in any of the books mentioned in this video, you can get a free audiobook version when you sign up for a 30-day trial with Audible using this link: https://www.engvid.com/out/audiblealex You can also use the following links to get ebook or print versions of these books: 1. Charlotte's Web: https://www.engvid.com/to/amz_charlotte 2. The Wonderful Wizard of Oz: https://www.engvid.com/to/amz_wizard 3. The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time: https://www.engvid.
Learn English Grammar: Infinitives of Purpose Learn English Grammar: Infinitives of Purpose
3 years ago En
Are you studying English FOR get a better job, or TO get a better job? Watch this video to address a very common English student mistake. Infinitives of purpose answer the question "Why?" or "For what purpose?" Understanding how to form them and use them will help you to build better and more informative English sentences. You will also learn how to use "in order to" in the middle of a sentence to strengthen your grammatical accuracy and your formal English. When you're done with the video, don't forget to take the quiz at https://www.engvid.com/learn-english-grammar-infinitives-of-purpose/ in order to test your understanding. Good luck! Watch these English Grammar lessons next: 1. Permanent Plurals: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1TplKXtV-90&list=PLrPhmmx5j5b-AjltXcrLI4iiqF7lsj_P8&index=3 2. Using 'THE' before 'NEXT' and 'LAST': https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sX68G8EAczA&list=PLrPhmmx5j5b-AjltXcrLI4iiqF7lsj_P8&index=19 TRANSCRIPT Hey. Why are you here? Are you here to learn English? Are you here to imp
Real English: Talking about what people wear Real English: Talking about what people wear
3 years ago En
Clothes can be loose, baggy, sporty, or too tight. They can match, fit, look good, or bring out your eyes. In this useful English vocabulary lesson, learn how to talk about shopping for clothes, or talking about how clothes fit or look on someone in general. Once you're comfortable with the vocabulary, make sure to check out the quiz at https://www.engvid.com/real-english-talking-about-what-people-wear/ to test your knowledge. So what are you waiting for? Put on something comfy and get ready to enjoy a practical English lesson. TRANSCRIPT Hey, everyone. I'm Alex. Thanks for clicking, and welcome to this lesson on commenting about clothes. So, today we are going to imagine that we are going clothes shopping, we're going into the change room, we're trying on some clothes, and I will give you some vocabulary you can use to talk about how the clothes fit. And then we are going to look at some common comments you can make about other people's clothes or about your own clothes. So, first imagine you're in the ch
Improve your Vocabulary: 10 common word combinations in English Improve your Vocabulary: 10 common word combinations in English
3 years ago En
Some words just sound better together. In this practical English vocabulary lesson, you will learn 10 common noun + noun combinations that are frequently used by English speakers. These include: pros and cons, odds and ends, peace and quiet, ups and downs, and more! Improve your understanding of these phrases and you'll be able to understand and participate in more English conversations. Watch my video about COLLECTIVE NOUNS next: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=meMx5IxuG-4&index=24&list=PLrPhmmx5j5b-AjltXcrLI4iiqF7lsj_P8 TAKE THE QUIZ: https://www.engvid.com/10-common-word-combinations/ TRANSCRIPT Okay. Yeah, I could go anywhere I want. Okay, but it's really big and I don't have the space. Oh, hey, guys. I'm Alex. Thanks for clicking, and welcome to this lesson on "Common Word Pairs", specifically common noun and noun pairs. So, before, you know, I started this, I was looking at my phone because I'm trying to think about the pros and cons of buying a hot air balloon, and I'm not really sure whether I wan
English Grammar & Vocabulary: Permanent Plurals English Grammar & Vocabulary: Permanent Plurals
4 years ago En
There are some nouns in English that are simply ALWAYS plural. These are nouns like "glasses," "scissors," "pants," "jeans," "clothes," and several others, all of which are covered in this practical English grammar lesson. Do count and non-count nouns confuse you? This lesson that will make the topic easier for you. So what are you waiting for? If you want to erase some of your doubts and use grammar and vocabulary more accurately, this video will do the trick. Thanks for clicking, and don't forget to check out the quiz after the video to test your understanding of the material: https://www.engvid.com/english-grammar-vocabulary-permanent-plurals/ TRANSCRIPT [Exhales] So hot today. You know what? I don't need pants for this video. Whew. Hey, everyone. I'm Alex. Thanks for clicking, and welcome to this lesson on "Nouns That Are Always Plural". So, if you know anything about count and noncount nouns, you know that count nouns can be singular or plural. "Cup", "cups"; "table", "tables"; "school", "schools". But
30 English Phrasal Verb Commands 30 English Phrasal Verb Commands
4 years ago En
"How do I use phrasal verbs?" This is one of the most common questions that intermediate and advanced English students ask. In this lesson, I will teach you 30 common phrasal verbs that you can use as commands. Each phrasal verb also has useful examples, and you can check your understanding with a massive thirty-question quiz at https://www.engvid.com/30-english-phrasal-verb-commands/ after you've watched the lesson! To give you a taste of this lesson, you will learn phrasal verb commands like: move over, gather around, chill out, listen up, hang on, get back, drink up, come on, carry on, back up, and many more! So what are you waiting for? Gather around, listen up, and carry on improving your English language skills. Next, watch Rebecca's video on 10 easy commands! https://youtube.com/watch?v=yPZJe_5mxR8 Get the resource with 100 PHRASAL VERBS: https://www.engvid.com/english-resource/100-phrasal-verbs-used-as-commands/ TRANSCRIPT -"Let me see your identification." -"You don't need to see his identificati
English Modals: 4 ways to use "SHOULD" English Modals: 4 ways to use "SHOULD"
4 years ago En
Most people only use "should" for advice. However, did you know that you can also use it to talk about your expectations and past regrets? Not only that, but you can even use it to make your statements less certain. Learn to use should for MORE than just advice, and master this common and useful English modal verb. Now, watch my video on 4 TYPES OF 'HOW' QUESTIONS IN ENGLISH: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T_ro9075G2Q&list=PLrPhmmx5j5b-AjltXcrLI4iiqF7lsj_P8&index=5 TAKE THE QUIZ: https://www.engvid.com/english-modals-4-ways-to-use-should/ TRANSCRIPT So come on and let me know: Should I stay or should I go? Oh, hey, everyone. One sec. Didn't see you there. I'm Alex. Thanks for clicking, and welcome to this lesson on "4 Ways to Use 'Should'". Now, you are probably familiar with at least two of these ways if you have been studying English for a while. So the most common ways are the first two up here, and then we're going to look at two other ways that might be a little less familiar to you. So, let's star
Fixed Modal Expressions: Easy English sentences to memorize and use! Fixed Modal Expressions: Easy English sentences to memorize and use!
4 years ago En
In this lesson, you will learn 10+ fixed sentences that use modals. "Fixed" means that they do not change. You just use the whole sentence without changing it. That makes these kinds of sentences very useful for improving your English quickly. By the time you finish this lesson, you will sound more natural and confident when speaking English in many different situations. The fixed modal expressions covered in this video include: "You can say that again", "I couldn't help it", "I would if I could", "You would've loved it", "You shouldn't have", and more! Watch the video, do the quiz at https://www.engvid.com/fixed-modal-expressions/ and improve your English! TRANSCRIPT Yeah. Oh, you can say that again. [Laughs] No, no. I'm sorry, I can't help it. Next week? No, I would if I could, but I can't. Okay. I have to do a thing here. Okay. Yeah. Bye. Okay. Oh, hey, everyone. I'm Alex. Thanks for clicking, and welcome to this lesson on "Fixed Modal Expressions". So, in this lesson I am going to improve your speaking
Learn 20 passive "GET" Expressions in English! Learn 20 passive "GET" Expressions in English!
4 years ago En
'Get' is one of the hardest verbs to master in English. In this simple lesson, I'll teach you 20 common "get" expressions that you can start using NOW. The expressions taught in this lesson include: get blamed, get caught, get dressed, get engaged, get tired, get hit, get invited, get lost, get paid, get involved, and many more! If you want to improve your vocabulary and use common English expressions when you're speaking, this is the lesson for you. Come on. Let's get this done! Now, watch my video on 4 types of HOW questions in English: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T_ro9075G2Q&list=PLrPhmmx5j5b-AjltXcrLI4iiqF7lsj_P8&index=5 TAKE THE QUIZ: https://www.engvid.com/learn-20-passive-get-expressions-in-english/ TRANSCRIPT Buttoned or open? Buttoned, opened. Open, okay. Hey, I was just getting dressed. Hey, everyone. I'm Alex. Thanks for clicking, and welcome to this lesson on "20 Passive 'Get' Expressions". So, a lot of you guys have been asking me for more lessons on the verb "get" because it is everywher
English Prepositions: BELOW & UNDER English Prepositions: BELOW & UNDER
4 years ago En
Prepositions are hard to master in English. In this lesson, I talk about two very similar prepositions that often cause problems for English learners: "below" and "under". Should you say "He's below 21 years old" or "He's under 21 years old"? Are there situations where you can use both prepositions with no difference in meaning? The answer to the second question is YES, but there are situations where you must choose one or the other. To learn more about the similarities and differences between below and under, watch the video, then do the quiz at https://www.engvid.com/english-prepositions-below-under/ to check your understanding. I hope your score won't be below average! TRANSCRIPT Hey. Am I under the board or am I below the board, or am I both? Okay, there we go. Hey, everyone. I'm Alex. Thanks for clicking and welcome to this lesson on two very tricky prepositions, and those are: "below" and "under". So, we are going to look at the meanings of these prepositions and we're going to look at some examples,
English Grammar: "BEEN TO" or "GONE TO"? English Grammar: "BEEN TO" or "GONE TO"?
4 years ago En
What's the difference between "I've been to London" and "I've gone to London"? Is there a difference at all? Watch this video to find out when to use "been" and when to use "gone" in present perfect sentences. English grammar can seem confusing, but here at EngVid we make things easier by breaking it down and explaining the logic behind it all. Once you understand the rules, you'll know how to use the language. After you watch the lesson, make sure you understand it by taking the quiz at https://www.engvid.com/been-to-gone-to/ . See if you can score 10/10 this time! Good luck! TRANSCRIPT Oh, wow, I've definitely never been there before. Have you been there before? While we're on that topic: Hey, everyone, I'm Alex. Thanks for clicking, and welcome to this lesson on two commonly used and sometimes confused words in English. And those two words are: "been" and "gone". Now, these two words, I say they are commonly used and sometimes confused because they are often used in a similar way, in a similar context, b
Improve your Vocabulary: English word pairs about TIME Improve your Vocabulary: English word pairs about TIME
4 years ago En
Improve your English with this useful vocabulary lesson! You'll learn 10 common word pairs to improve your vocabulary and to give you more tools to speak like a native English speaker. I'll also give you examples and explain when these expressions are usually used. The word pairs include: "now and then", "quick and easy", "then and there", "slow and steady", "little by little", and many more. Learn these short informal English phrases and you're guaranteed to sound more confident and comfortable in your English conversations. TAKE THE QUIZ: https://www.engvid.com/vocabulary-english-word-pairs-time/ TRANSCRIPT If you're lost, you can look and you will find me, time after time. Hey, everyone. I'm Alex. Thanks for clicking, and welcome to this lesson on some common word pairs or expressions with time. So, not just the word "time", but different expressions we use to indicate time, or different expressions or word pairs we use to talk about how long something takes, or when something happens. So, first we're g
Advanced English Homophones – different words that sound the same! Advanced English Homophones – different words that sound the same!
4 years ago En
Congratulations! You have discovered the advanced English homophones level! By now, you should be pretty comfortable with the material covered in the beginner and intermediate homophone videos, and you're probably looking for an extra challenge. Well, don't worry. I've got you covered. In this video, I look at numerous words in English that are pronounced the same but which are spelled differently. Here's a small sample: "bald" and "bawled," "air" and "heir," "horse" and "hoarse," and "retch" and "wretch." Is any of this English vocabulary new to you? Good! Check out the video to learn their meanings, and learn to tell the difference between them. If you haven't watched my beginner and intermediate homophone videos, make sure to watch them now: BEGINNER HOMOPHONES: https://youtu.be/a6zpryGgsYc INTERMEDIATE HOMOPHONES: https://youtu.be/w91iiv7Libc Take the quiz: https://www.engvid.com/advanced-english-homophones/ TRANSCRIPT You made it, I made it. We are at the advanced level of homophones. Hey, everyone. I
Basic English: 4 types of HOW questions Basic English: 4 types of HOW questions
4 years ago En
How comfortable are you with forming English questions? In this lesson, I will teach you four types of questions that are specific to the word "how". I will show you basic English question structure with "how much", "how many", "how + adjective", and "how + adverb". This is an excellent lesson for beginners who are just learning the language, and it's a good review lesson for those students who just want to make sure they're doing things the right way. When you're finished watching the video, don't forget to test your knowledge with the quiz at https://www.engvid.com/4-types-of-how-questions-in-english/. Think of how much better you'll feel after watching this video! TRANSCRIPT How should I start this lesson? I have no idea. Okay, so I guess I'll just start. Right? If you don't know how, then just... Just do it. Just do it. Okay. Hey, everyone. I'm Alex. Thanks for clicking, and welcome to this lesson on "How" questions. Specifically, we're going to look at four common types of "How" questions. Now, what I'
Sound like a native speaker: Modals Sound like a native speaker: Modals
4 years ago En
Would you like to improve your English speaking and pronunciation skills? Could you use a lesson on how to sound more natural and fluent in English conversations? This is the lesson for you. Learn how to understand and produce common pronunciation patterns with modal verbs. This lesson covers reduced pronunciation sounds for "could you," "should you," "would you," "would he," "should he," "should have," "might have," and many more! Build your speaking and listening confidence with this very practical English pronunciation lesson, then go out into the world and sound more natural than ever! TAKE THE QUIZ: https://www.engvid.com/reduced-pronunciation-modals/ TRANSCRIPT Hey, everyone. One sec. I'm Alex. Thanks for clicking, and welcome to this pronunciation lesson on "Reduced Pronunciation for Modals". So we're going to look at a whole bunch of modal verbs and situations where you can reduce the pronunciation. Now, this is going to help you improve your listening comprehension, and also to improve your speaki
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