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How to Make Small Talk in English - English Conversation Lesson How to Make Small Talk in English - English Conversation Lesson
23 hours ago En
In this lesson, you can learn how to make small talk in English. You’ll learn how small talk can help you to connect with others around you, and you’ll see examples of common small talk conversation topics in dialogues. You’ll also see useful questions and tips you can use to make small talk in English. Do you have a similar approach to small talk, or are there differences? Let us know your thoughts in the comments, and share your ideas with English learners from all over the world! See the full version of this lesson on our website: https://www.oxfordonlineenglish.com/how-to-make-small-talk. Contents: 1. What is Small Talk? 0:49 2. Small talk Topics: Where are you from? 3:49 3. Small Talk Topics: Free Time and Hobbies 6:19 4. Small Talk Topics: Family and Kids 8:45 5. Finding Things in Common 12:14 This lesson will help you: - Understand what small talk is and why people use small talk in English. - Get ideas of different topics you can use when you make small talk in English. - Learn useful phrases to make small talk about where you are from. - Find helpful vocabulary to make small talk about free time and hobbies when you make small talk. - Learn how to discuss your family and kids when you make small talk. - See examples of how you can talk about things you have in common when you make small talk in English. See more free English lessons like this on our website: https://www.oxfordonlineenglish.com/.
6 Things to Stop Saying If You Want to Learn English 6 Things to Stop Saying If You Want to Learn English
1 week ago En
In this lesson, you’ll see six things we often hear from English learners we meet. We see them in YouTube comments. We hear them in classes. Do you want to learn English and make faster progress? Of course you do! This lesson will give you 6 things to stop saying now to improve the way you learn English! See the full version of this lesson on our website: https://www.oxfordonlineenglish.com/things-stop-saying-learn-english. Contents: 1. It's too difficult 0:20 2. I understand 1:33 3. How do I...? 4:15 4. How long will it take me to...? 6:10 5. I can't 8:05 6. I want.../I need... 9:30 This lesson will help you to: - Understand six different phrases to stop saying. - Learn why it's important to change the way you speak to improve English. - Get a list of unhelpful words and phrases we at OOE often hear students say. - Understand better ways to approach these situations if you want to learn English. - See what you can say instead to learn English more efficiently. See more free English lessons like this on our website: https://www.oxfordonlineenglish.com/
How to Talk About TV Shows in English - Spoken English Lesson How to Talk About TV Shows in English - Spoken English Lesson
2 weeks ago En
In this lesson, you’ll learn how to talk about TV and TV shows in English. Talking about TV in English can help you in spoken English situations such as English conversations and English speaking exams. Do you watch TV? How and where? What kind of TV shows do you like or dislike? You’ll see how to answer these questions and more in clear, detailed English. Can you describe a TV show you really like? Say what kind of show it is, what it’s about, and why you like it. Put your answer in the comments, and you can get some feedback and corrections! See the full version of this lesson with a free quiz on our website: https://www.oxfordonlineenglish.com/how-to-talk-about-tv. Contents: 1. Talking About TV Habits 0:55 2. Different Ways to Watch TV 4:19 3. How to Describe a TV Show 8:46 4. Talking About a TV Show You Dislike 13:17 With the help of this lesson, you will be able to: - Explain how often you watch TV and what your habits are when you watch TV. - Talk about the different methods available to watch TV and which one(s) you use. - Improve how you talk about TV and TV shows in English by getting new phrases and vocabulary to describe a TV show in English. - Learn helpful words to talk about TV shows which you dislike. - Increase your ability to have conversation about TV shows in English in many different English situations. See more free lessons like this, along with other helpful resources and teachers to help you improve: https://www.oxfordonlineenglish.com/.
How to Pronounce Most Difficult Words in English How to Pronounce Most Difficult Words in English
1 month ago En
In this lesson, you’ll learn how to pronounce difficult words in English. You’ll see what makes some words difficult to pronounce in English, and how you can train your pronunciation so that you can pronounce all of these words easily! Don't forget to leave us a comment and tell us which other words you find difficult to pronounce! Here's a challenge for you. Read this sentence aloud, as fast as you can: 'The Worcestershire rural brewery queue is the sixth longest in the world.’ Could you read the sentence quickly and fluently? There are many difficult words to pronounce in this sentence. After this lesson you be able to pronounce these and other difficult words in English. See the full version of this lesson on our website and take the QUIZ to check your understanding! https://www.oxfordonlineenglish.com/pronounce-difficult-english-words Contents: 1. World 1:18 2. Sixth 5:48 3. Rural 12:16 4. Queue 18:02 5. Worcestershire 19:51 This lesson will help you: - Understand how to position your tongue to better pronounce difficult in words in English. - Learn the phonetics of some of the most difficult words to pronounce in English. - Get useful examples of how exactly to pronounce some of these difficult words. - See how these words can help you with other difficult words in English. - Get good practice and become more comfortable with these and other difficult words to pronounce in English. Continue to practice your pronunciation and more on our website: https://www.oxfordonlineenglish.com/
How to Summarise a Text in English - Improve English Reading Skills How to Summarise a Text in English - Improve English Reading Skills
1 month ago En
In this lesson, you can learn how to read and summarise a text. Summarising a text is a vital skill for your English reading. If you can’t make a short, clear summary of the main ideas of a text, then you almost certainly haven’t understood it fully. Understanding what you read in English isn’t just about the words; it’s about understanding the ideas, how they’re organised, and which ideas are more or less important. Here, you’ll see some strategies you can use to improve your English reading, read faster, and improve your reading comprehension. See the full version of this lesson on our website: https://www.oxfordonlineenglish.com/how-to-summarise-text. Contents: 1. Finding the Main Idea 1:27 2. Separating General Ideas from Details 4:23 3. Identifying Key Words 8:33 This lesson will help you: - Get real examples of text and how you can find the main idea when you summarise a text in English. - Learn how to separate the general ideas from the details when you summarise a text in English. - Identify key words in English texts to help improve your English reading skills. - Get useful tips and tricks to summarise a text in English and help you improve your reading and comprehension. See more free lessons like this on our website: https://www.oxfordonlineenglish.com/.
Improve English Study Habits with High and Low-Intensity Practice Improve English Study Habits with High and Low-Intensity Practice
1 month ago En
Here’s a question: do you want to improve your English vocabulary, or learn to understand native speakers better? Of course you do! Don't forget to share your own ideas for high and low-intensity English practice in the comments! In this lesson, you’ll see a study technique which can help improve English study habits and help you to learn English more efficiently. Make real, deep progress over time. You’ll see a mistake which many English learners make, and how you can avoid it. See the full version of this lesson on our website: https://www.oxfordonlineenglish.com/improve-english-study-habits. Contents: 1. Listening 4:12 2. Reading 9:15 3. Making a Study Plan 11:59 This lesson will help you: - Understand what high-intensity practice is when learning, and how you can use it to improve your English Study Habits. - Learn about low-intensity practice with learning and how that can also help your English study habits improve. - Get some tips on both high and low-intensity practice when it comes to reading. - See examples of high and low-intensity practice you can use to improve your listening English study habits. - Put together a sample study plan you can use each day to improve your English study habits. See more helpful lessons like this on our website: https://www.oxfordonlineenglish.com/.
English Travel Dialogue - Tour of London English Travel Dialogue - Tour of London
2 months ago En
In this lesson, you'll go on a tour of London. Have you been to London before? If so, what did you do? If not, what would you most like to see? In this lesson, you’ll go on a tour of London. You’ll learn useful English travel dialogue to deal with common tourist situations, like buying tickets, going to museums or talking to taxi drivers. See the full version of this lesson on our website: https://www.oxfordonlineenglish.com/tour-of-london-english Contents: 1. A Bus Tour of London 1:14 2. Going to a Museum 4:46 3. Buying Theatre Tickets 8:00 4. Taking a Taxi 11:14 This lesson will help you: - Learn about a bus tour of London in English. - Understand useful phrases and vocabulary to have English travel dialogue at a museum. - Get phrases and vocabulary to purchase tickets to a show at the theatre . - See a sample English travel conversation in a taxi. - Learn common colloquial phrases used in London to help improve your English travel dialogue. See more free English lessons like this on our website: https://www.oxfordonlineenglish.com/.
How to Use the Passive Voice in English - English Grammar Lesson How to Use the Passive Voice in English - English Grammar Lesson
2 months ago En
Do you know what the passive voice is, how to form the passive, and when you should use the passive in English? In this lesson, you can learn about the passive voice in English. You can see what it is, how to form it, and how to use it. See the full version of this free English grammar lesson here: https://www.oxfordonlineenglish.com/passive-voice What you can learn in this lesson: - How to form the passive voice. - How to form different tenses in the passive. - How to use the passive to change the emphasis of a sentence. - How to use the passive when the subject of a verb is unknown or unimportant. - How to use the passive to sound more impersonal and indirect. - When not to use the passive. See more of our free English lessons here: www.oxfordonlineenglish.com/free-english-lessons
Going Shopping in English - Spoken English for Travel Going Shopping in English - Spoken English for Travel
2 months ago En
In this lesson, you can learn useful language for going shopping in English. You’ll see how to ask for things you want, how to talk about prices and discounts, how to arrange delivery, and how to take something back to a shop. Have you ever had a problem with something you bought in a shop? Practice the phrases from this lesson and let us know in the comments! See the full version of this lesson with the script on our website: https://www.oxfordonlineenglish.com/going-shopping-in-english Contents: 1. Asking for What You Want 0:55 2. Talking About Prices and Discounts 3:43 3. Arranging Deliveries 7:50 4. Refunds and Exchanges 10:43 This lesson will help you: - Learn useful questions and phrases to ask for what you want when you're going shopping in English. - Understand how you can talk about prices and discounts when you're shopping in English. - Get new vocabulary to communicate in English to arrange a delivery when shopping in English. - Talk about getting a refund or exchange from a vendor when shopping in English. - Practice conversational vocabulary and phrases to prepare your spoken English for travel. See more free lessons like this one on our website: https://www.oxfordonlineenglish.com/.
How to Write a CV in English - Tips to Write a Great Resume in English How to Write a CV in English - Tips to Write a Great Resume in English
2 months ago En
In this lesson, you can learn to write a CV or resume in English. If you’re wondering, ‘CV’ and ‘resume’ have the same meaning. The word ‘CV’ is more common in the UK, while ‘resume’ is more common in the USA. Do you have any tips on writing a CV in English? Be sure to share them in the comments! In this video lesson, you’ll see how to write an effective CV in English. We’ll share some useful language tips to make your CV clearer. Although some people say that there’s a difference, in everyday speech, a CV and a resume are the same thing: you write a summary of your employment history, your education and your skills in order to apply for a job. See the full version of the lesson on our website with the script: https://www.oxfordonlineenglish.com/write-cv-in-english. Contents: 1. How to Write a Personal Profile 1:29 2. How to Write About Your Employment 7:09 3. How to Write About Your Education 10:36 4. Writing About Skills and Hobbies 13:05 This lesson will help you: - Understand what a CV or Resume is and how writing a good CV in English can help you with your job search. - Learn what to include in the personal profile section of your CV in English. - Find the correct words and phrases to describe your previous employment so your CV in English can stand out in the crowd. - Understand how to best describe your educational background when putting your Resume in English together. - Write about different skills and hobbies you have to best represent yourself as a desirable employee on your CV in English. See more free English lessons like this on our website: https://www.oxfordonlineenglish.com/. Learn more about our teachers and get advice on your CV: https://www.oxfordonlineenglish.com/about-our-online-english-teachers.
How to Talk About the Environment in English - Spoken English Lesson How to Talk About the Environment in English - Spoken English Lesson
3 months ago En
In this lesson, you can learn how to talk about the environment and environmental issues in English. What’s the air quality like in your city? Do you worry about climate change, or how your food is produced? You’ll learn how to talk about these, and other topics about the environment in this class. See the full version of this lesson on our website: https://www.oxfordonlineenglish.com/talking-about-environment Contents: 1. Air Pollution 0:46 2. Waste and Recycling 5:01 3. Talking About Food Safety and Farming 7:52 4. Climate Change 11:41 This lesson will help you: - Learn useful phrases and vocabulary to talk about air quality and air pollution when talking about the environment in English. - Discuss waste and recycling and how it affects you and the environment. - Get different phrases and vocabulary to discuss the safety of how food is farmed and how that affects the environment in English. - See a sample conversation about climate change and get good vocabulary to use when you talk about the environment in English. See more free English lessons on our website: https://www.oxfordonlineenglish.com/ Find a teacher to help you with your English speaking: https://www.oxfordonlineenglish.com/about-our-online-english-teachers.
How to Talk About Transport and Driving in English - Spoken English Lesson How to Talk About Transport and Driving in English - Spoken English Lesson
3 months ago En
In this lesson, you can learn how to talk about transport and driving in English. What’s the best way to get around your hometown? Do you drive often? What public transport do you use regularly? In this lesson, you’ll see how to answer these questions—and many others—in clear, correct English. How do you get around your hometown? What are the advantages or disadvantages of different forms of transport where you live? Don't forget to let us know in the comments! See the full lesson with the script on our website: https://www.oxfordonlineenglish.com/talk-about-transport-and-driving. Contents: 1. Getting Around 1:02 2. Talking About Public Transport 4:14 3. Talking About Driving 8:40 4. Talking About Air Travel 13:24 This lesson will help you: - Understand useful phrases to express how you travel around. - Learn how to talk about public transport in English. - Get vocabulary to talk about driving in English. - Talk about air travel in English using clear, useful phrases and vocabulary. - Improve your English conversation to be able to talk about transport and driving in English. See more free lessons on our website: https://www.oxfordonlineenglish.com/.
How to Use Adjectives in English - The Basic Guide How to Use Adjectives in English - The Basic Guide
3 months ago En
In this lesson, you can learn about using adjectives in English. You’ll see basic information about English adjectives, what they do, and how you can use them. Then, you’ll see some more details about different types of adjectives and what they mean. See the full version of this lesson on our website: https://www.oxfordonlineenglish.com/how-to-use-adjectives. Contents: 1. Adjective Basics 0:46 2. Gradable, Ungradable and Strong Adjectives 4:01 3. Adjective Position 7:23 4. Changing Meaning 11:28 This lesson will help you: - Understand the basics of adjectives and how to find them in a sentence. - Learn about gradable adjectives and how you can grade them correctly. - Understand what ungradable adjectives are and which words you can use to add emphasis in a sentence. - See the correct way to position an adjective in a sentence. - Get examples of how adjectives can be used in different ways to have different meanings. Try a class with a teacher: https://www.oxfordonlineenglish.com/book-first-class. More free English tools and lessons: https://www.oxfordonlineenglish.com/.
4 Steps to English Success - Improve Your Motivation to Study English 4 Steps to English Success - Improve Your Motivation to Study English
3 months ago En
In this lesson, we’re going to talk about 4 steps to improve your motivation to study English. You’re going to hear some tips for how to manage your motivation and get better results from your English studies. How do you manage your motivation when studying English? Let us know in the comments! Do you find it difficult to stay motivated to study English? How can you deal with feelings of low motivation? You're not alone, and there are some specific and practical steps you can take to boost your motivation and make faster progress in English. See the full version of this lesson on our website: https://www.oxfordonlineenglish.com/improve-motivation-study-english. Contents: 1. Three Important Ideas About Motivation 0:40 2. Set SMART Goals 2:39 3. Change Your Environment 5:13 4. Setting a Motivation Budget 13:57 This lesson will help you to: - Improve the way you think about studying English. - Understand what you can do to improve your motivation to study English by thinking about your current life situation. - See what SMART goals are and how they can improve your motivation to study English. - Get examples of ways you can change your environment to improve your motivation and help you have more English success where you are now. - Learn what a 'motivation budget' is and how you can set a good one for yourself to quickly improve your motivation to study English and reach English success.
Talking About Smartphones in English - Spoken English Lesson Talking About Smartphones in English - Spoken English Lesson
4 months ago En
In this lesson, you can learn how to talk about smartphones in English. Don't forget to tell us about your smartphone in the comments! You’ll see the process of buying a new smartphone. You’ll also learn how to describe the features of a smartphone, say what’s most important to you, and ask questions about what a smartphone can do. Talking about smartphones in English can be important, especially if you plan to travel abroad! See the full lesson here with a quiz to check your comprehension: https://www.oxfordonlineenglish.com/talking-about-smartphones. Contents: 1. What's Most Important for You? 0:57 2. Asking Questions About a Smartphone 5:15 3. Describing the Features of a Smartphone 8:10 4. Talking About Accessories and Extras 12:01 This lesson will help you: - Learn the basics of smartphone vocabulary so you can begin to form fluent ideas when talking about smartphones in English. - See how to describe important smartphone features in English. - Get useful phrases to ask questions about a smartphone in English. - Understand how to describe different features when talking about smartphones in English. - Find useful ways to talk about accessories and extras for smartphones. Want to study more English speaking? We have many more free English lessons like this on our website: https://www.oxfordonlineenglish.com/
IELTS Writing - Improve Your Grammar Score IELTS Writing - Improve Your Grammar Score
4 months ago En
In this lesson, you can learn how to improve your grammar for the IELTS writing exam. You’ll see exactly what resources you need to improve your grammar score for IELTS writing. You’ll also get a practical plan which you can follow. See the full lesson with the text on our website! https://www.oxfordonlineenglish.com/ielts-writing-improve-grammar-score Contents: 1. Building Accurate Simple Sentences 4:37 2. Building More Complex Sentences 9:28 3. Extending Your Grammatical Range 13:10 This lesson will help you: - Understand how the IELTS Writing grammar scores work. - See which resources are right for you so you can practice and improve your IELTS Writing grammar score. - Get examples of how to build simple sentences that are accurate. - Learn about building more complex sentences you can use in the IELTS Writing exam. - Improve grammatical range and learn different techniques to extend your range of grammar which will help you improve your IELTS Writing grammar score. Resources mentioned in the lesson: - English Grammar in use by Raymond Murphy: https://www.amazon.com/english-grammar-use-raymond-murphy/s?k=english+grammar+in+use+raymond+murphy - Anki flashcard app: https://apps.ankiweb.net/ See more free English lessons like this on our website: https://www.oxfordonlineenglish.com/.
Elision Pronunciation - How to Understand Fast English Speakers Elision Pronunciation - How to Understand Fast English Speakers
4 months ago En
In this lesson, you can learn about a pronunciation feature which can help you to understand fast speech and also talk more fluently in English. What is this pronunciation feature? It’s called ‘elision’. Elision is when some words or parts of a word are not pronounced. For example, a letter might not be pronounced, or a syllable might disappear, or sometimes even whole words are not pronounced fully. Elision is common in spoken English, especially in fast, informal speech. Learning about elision will help your listening and—if you can use it yourself—help your speaking, too! See the full lesson on our website: https://www.oxfordonlineenglish.com/understand-fast-speakers-elision Contents: 1. Disappearing Syllables 1:20 2. Disappearing /t/ and /d/ Sounds 5:32 3. Elision in Sentences 10:52 This lesson will help you: - Understand how fast English speakers use elision to pronounce some words without a syllable. - Better hear the long and short vowel sounds which are used with words that are pronounced with disappearing syllables. - Learn about /t/ and /d/ sounds which are commonly left out of words when fast English speakers use elision pronunciation. - See how elision pronunciation is used in full sentences to better understand the way fast English speakers put these words together in connected sounds. See more helpful free lessons on pronunciation, listening, and more on our website: https://www.oxfordonlineenglish.com/.
How to Compliment Someone in English - Spoken English Lesson How to Compliment Someone in English - Spoken English Lesson
4 months ago En
In this lesson, you’ll learn how to compliment someone in English. Compliments—when you say something nice to someone—are important if you want to seem friendly. However, the tone of compliments is important. You can sound strange if you get it wrong.In this class, you’ll see how to compliment people in a natural way in English! See the full version of this lesson on our website: https://www.oxfordonlineenglish.com/compliments. Contents: 1. Complimenting Someone's Appearance 0:59 2. Complimenting Someone's Personality 2:48 3. Complimenting Someone's Home 5:13 4. Complimenting Someone's Cooking 7:07 This lesson will help you: - Understand useful phrases you can use to make compliments about someone's appearance in English. - Compliment a person's personality using common English vocabulary. - Improve your spoken English by learning phrases to compliment someone's home in English. - Compliment the way someone cooked with new vocabulary to compliment someone in English. - See real examples of an English conversation so you can better understand how to compliment someone in English. See more free English lessons like this on our website: https://www.oxfordonlineenglish.com/.
IELTS Writing - Using Linking Words and Phrases to Improve Your Score IELTS Writing - Using Linking Words and Phrases to Improve Your Score
4 months ago En
In this lesson, you can learn how to use linking words and phrases for the IELTS writing exam. Linking words are important for your IELTS writing, especially for the essay. Using linking words well can make a big difference to your coherence and cohesion score, which is 25% of your writing score.Even if you’re not preparing for an IELTS exam and just want to improve your English writing generally, this lesson could help you! See the full version of the lesson on our website: https://www.oxfordonlineenglish.com/ielts-writing-linking-words-phrases. Contents: 1. What Do Linking Words Do? 1:18 2. Linking Words by Function 4:19 3. Linking Word Grammar 9:09 4. Using Linking Words in Your IELTS Writing 13:43 5. Linking Words and Logic 17:43 This lesson will help you: - Understand what linking words and phrases are and how they are used in writing. - Get an idea of the different types of linking words and phrases used in writing and IELTS writing listed by their function. - Learn about linking word grammar and how it works with writing in general and in the IELTS Writing Exam. - Understand useful techniques to use the linking words and phrases you learned in your IELTS Writing to improve your score. - Better understand linking words and the logic behind them so you can use linking words and phrases to improve your IELTS Writing score. Links: Cambridge Dictionary: https://dictionary.cambridge.org/ Quora: https://www.quora.com/ Wordreference: http://www.wordreference.com/ See more IELTS preparation lessons and other free English lessons on our website: https://www.oxfordonlineenglish.com/.
Talk About Your Daily Routine in English - Spoken English Lesson Talk About Your Daily Routine in English - Spoken English Lesson
5 months ago En
In this lesson, you’ll learn how to talk about your daily routine in English.What do you do every day? What’s a typical day like for you? In this class, you’ll learn everything you need to talk about your daily routine, including work, free time, meals, and sleep habits. See the full lesson here: https://www.oxfordonlineenglish.com/talking-about-daily-routine. Contents: 1. Talking About Your Work Routine 0:47 2. Talking About Free Time Habits 4:15 3. Talking Bout Eating Habits 7:06 4. Morning Person or Night Owl? 10:25 This lesson can help you: - Understand different ways to talk about how you work and your typical work routine in English. - Talk about your free time hobbies and activities in your daily routine. - Learn useful phrases and vocabulary to talk about your eating habits during your daily routine in English. - Be able to describe your sleeping habits and if you are a morning person or a night owl. See more free English lessons like this on our website: https://www.oxfordonlineenglish.com/.
How to Understand Fast Speech in English - Improve English Comprehension How to Understand Fast Speech in English - Improve English Comprehension
5 months ago En
In this lesson, you can learn how to understand fast speech in English.You’ll see how to understand fast English speakers more easily. You’ll also get a simple, step-by-step plan to improve your ability to understand fast speech in English. See the full version of this lesson on our website: https://www.oxfordonlineenglish.com/how-to-understand-fast-speech. Contents: 1. Study Pronunciation 0:48 2. Start Slow 4:15 3. Understanding Fast Speech 8:59 4. Support Work 11:15 This lesson will help you: - Learn about different English pronunciation points which can help you understand fast speech in English. - Know which specific points to focus on to help improve your English comprehension. - Get four steps to start slow and build up your ability to understand fast speech in English. - Understand specific ways to understand fast speech and practice useful techniques to improve your listening and comprehension. - Get helpful tools to practice your English comprehension and listening skills. English Pronunciation in Use: http://bit.ly/pronunciation-in-use. See more free lessons like this on our website: https://www.oxfordonlineenglish.com/.
English Punctuation Guide - English Writing Lesson English Punctuation Guide - English Writing Lesson
5 months ago En
In this lesson, you can learn about English punctuation.You’ll see the most common punctuation marks in English, what they’re called, and how to use them. Using punctuation correctly is critical for your English writing. Punctuation problems can make a bad impression or lead to misunderstandings. See the full version of this lesson on our website: https://www.oxfordonlineenglish.com/english-punctuation-guide. Contents: 1. Period 0:58 2. Comma 3:38 3. Colon 5:34 4. Semicolon 6:37 5. Apostrophe 8:09 6. Hyphen 9:57 7. Dash 12:13 8. Quotation Mark 14:19 9. Parentheses 17:06 10. Question and Exclamation Marks 18:53 This lesson will help you: - Get a better understanding for all punctuation marks in English so you can improve your English writing and comprehension. - Use our English punctuation guide to get real examples of using each punctuation mark correctly. - See common mistakes students make when using English punctuation. - Go through ten different parts of the English punctuation guide to better understand each punctuation mark. See more free English lessons like this on our website: https://www.oxfordonlineenglish.com/.
Grammar Lesson #1 - Tips to Improve Your Sentence Structure Grammar Lesson #1 - Tips to Improve Your Sentence Structure
5 months ago En
In this lesson, you can learn the most important grammar rule in English. Of course, you need to know many things to use grammar correctly in English. However, there’s one tip that can dramatically improve your English grammar—especially in writing. You'll learn how to use this simple idea to make your English writing clearer, simpler and more accurate. See the full version of this lesson on our website: https://www.oxfordonlineenglish.com/grammar-lesson-1-sentence-structure Contents: 1. Subject + Verb 0:43 2. Using Phrases as Subjects and Verbs 6:47 3. Empty Subjects 10:14 4. Word Order 13:15 This lesson will help you: - Understand how subjects and verbs work in sentence structure in English. - Learn ways to use phrases as both subjects and verbs in English grammar. - See what sentences with empty subjects are and how to use them in English sentence structure. - See examples of correct subject-verb word order in English grammar so you can improve your sentence structure in English. See more free lessons like this on our website: https://www.oxfordonlineenglish.com/
Improve Your Spoken English with Vague Language - English Speaking Lesson Improve Your Spoken English with Vague Language - English Speaking Lesson
6 months ago En
In this lesson, you can learn how to use vague language in English. Here’s a question: do you ever feel like you can’t find the right word to express what you want to say? Learning about vague language could help you.The word ‘vague’ means that something is not clear or detailed. In spoken, informal English, fluent speakers often use vague language.Using vague language will make your English sound more natural. It will also make it easier to speak fluently, because you can communicate without needing to use precise vocabulary. See the full version of this spoken English lesson here: http://www.oxfordonlineenglish.com/vague-language Contents: 1.How to Use Vague Language in Conversations 1:31 2. Using Vague Language to Be Indirect of Polite 7:24 3. Using Vague Language When You've Forgotten a Word 11:47 This lesson will help you: - Understand what 'vague language' is and how native English speakers use it. - Learn how to use vague language effectively in conversation to improve your spoken English. - Use vague language to be indirect or polite when communicating in English. - Learn techniques to use vague language when you can't remember a word in English. - Get many useful examples of vague language phrases and vocabulary which you can start using in your spoken English. See more free lessons like this on our website: https://www.oxfordonlineenglish.com/.
How to Talk About Time in English - Time Prepositions and Phrases How to Talk About Time in English - Time Prepositions and Phrases
6 months ago En
In this lesson, you can learn how to talk about time in English. You’ll learn how to use prepositions, conjunctions and other useful words and phrases to talk about time. Don't forget to let us know if there are any other time prepositions or time phrases you'd like to learn about! The things you’ll learn in this lesson will help you in many situations: telling stories, saying when things happen, talking about the future, describing how long something lasted, and many more. See the full lesson with text on our website: https://www.oxfordonlineenglish.com/talk-about-time Contents: 1. At, On, In 0:57 2. Changes and Deadlines 4:57 3. At the Same Time 9:58 4. Periods and Duration 15:12 This lesson will help you: - Learn the correct time prepositions 'at', 'on', and 'in' when discussing time, days, dates and more . - See how to discuss changes and deadlines when you talk about time in English. - Understand useful phrases to discuss things that happen at the same time. - Use time prepositions and phrases to express how long something is, or the duration, when you talk about time in English. See more free lessons like this on our website: https://www.oxfordonlineenglish.com/.
How to Talk About Movies and Films in English - Spoken English Lesson How to Talk About Movies and Films in English - Spoken English Lesson
6 months ago En
In this lesson, you can see how to talk about movies in English. What was the last film you saw? What kind of film was it? Did you like it or not? In this lesson, you’ll learn how to talk about movies and films and give your opinion about different films that you’ve watched. Don't forget to share a comment about a movie you've watched! See the full version of this lesson on our website: https://www.oxfordonlineenglish.com/talk-about-movies. Contents: 1. Talking About Types of Film 0:47 2. How to Introduce a Film 4:52 3. Talking About a Film You Like 8:12 4. Talking About a Film You Dislike 12:17 5. Making a Longer Answer 15:11 This lesson can help you: - Understand how to describe different types of movies and learn vocabulary for movie genres. - See useful ways to talk about a film and introduce the movie to others. - Get helpful vocabulary and phrases to talk about movies and films you like. - See how to talk about movies and films in English which you don't like. - Put the language together and make a longer answer to talk about movies and films in English. See more free English lessons and improve your English speaking and vocabulary on our website: https://www.oxfordonlineenglish.com/.
Strange Sentences - Understand English Grammar and Sentence Structure Strange Sentences - Understand English Grammar and Sentence Structure
6 months ago En
In this lesson, you’re going to see nine strange sentences. We’re sure at least some of these sentences look weird to you. In this video, we’ll analyse each of these sentences, so that you can understand how they work. Understanding these strange English sentences will improve your understanding of English grammar and sentence structure! Don't forget to leave us a comment with your feedback! See the full version of this lesson on our website: https://www.oxfordonlineenglish.com/strange-sentences Contents: 1. How Many 'Haves' Would You Have Had? 0:33 2. Problematic Prepositions 6:27 3. Who’s Their They’re There? 10:17 This lesson will help you: - Learn about strange sentences with 'have'. - Understand the meaning of strange sentences which use prepositions differently. - Learn how pronunciation can help you understand and say strange sentences. - See strange sentences which use 'their', 'there' and 'they're'. Sentences: 1. Have you ever had to have a tooth extracted? 2. I would have had to stay longer if I hadn’t had to go to have my car repaired. 3. All the medicine he had had had had little effect. 4. The party was almost over at around ten thirty. 5. The cat jumped out from behind the sofa. 6. She gets in in the morning. 7. That said, that article that I read argues that that interpretation is incorrect. 8. If it’s like that, then that’s it. 9. There are their bags, over there. See more free English lessons like this one on our website: https://www.oxfordonlineenglish.com/.
Syllables and Word Stress - English Pronunciation Lesson Syllables and Word Stress - English Pronunciation Lesson
7 months ago En
In this lesson, you can learn about syllables and stress in English. Do you know what stress means? It’s one of the most important pronunciation points in English. When you speak English, do other people find it difficult to understand what you’re saying? If so, you might not be using stress correctly. Pronouncing words with the correct stress can make a big difference to your English: your English will immediately sound clearer and more natural. See the full version of this lesson on our website: https://www.oxfordonlineenglish.com/syllables-and-stress. Contents: 1. How to Count Syllables 0:40 2. How to Pronounce Stress 2:43 3. Stress in Two-Syllable Words 5:16 4. Stress in Longer Words 7:33 5. Contrasts and Vowel Reductions 11:16 In this lesson you'll learn: - What syllables are, and how to count the syllables of a word - Introduction to word stress - How to pronounce word stress in English - How to hear the word stress when listening in English - Rules for finding the stress of a word in English See more free English lessons like this on our website: https://www.oxfordonlineenglish.com/.
How to Negotiate in English - Business English Lesson How to Negotiate in English - Business English Lesson
7 months ago En
In this lesson, you can learn useful language to negotiate in business situations. Do you have any tips for business negotiations? Be sure to share them in the comments? You’ll learn how to make your position clear, how to accept or reject the other side’s proposals, and how to express yourself in clear, professional-sounding English. In this lesson, you’ll see a scenario where we’ll role-play a negotiation between a clothing wholesaler and a manufacturer’s representative. See the full version of this lesson on our website: https://www.oxfordonlineenglish.com/how-to-negotiate-in-business Contents: 1. Establishing Your Position 1:16 2. Setting Conditions 5:43 3. Disagreements and Setting Boundaries 9:16 4. Reaching an Agreement 12:38 5. Summarising and Restating 15:23 This lesson can help you: - Understand the basics of negotiations in English. - Learn useful phrases to set your position when you negotiate in English. - Get useful phrases to set specific conditions for your negotiations in English. - See how you can deal with possible disagreements in a business negotiation. - Understand how to set boundaries during your negotiation in English. - Get helpful phrases and vocabulary to reach an agreement in your business negotiation. - See how you can summarise your decisions from the negotiation and restate the agreement you made when you negotiate in English. See more free lessons like this on our website: https://www.oxfordonlineenglish.com/.
How to Pronounce Vowel Sounds - English Pronunciation Lesson How to Pronounce Vowel Sounds - English Pronunciation Lesson
7 months ago En
In this lesson, you can learn about English vowel sounds, and how to pronounce them. This lesson will give you an overview of the pronunciation of English vowel sounds. You’ll see what vowel sounds exist in English, how to pronounce them, and common spelling patterns for each one. You may need to do more work after the lesson on vowel sounds which are more difficult for you, but we’ll give you some tips to help you practice. You’ll hear both the British and the American pronunciation for each vowel sound, and you can learn where the pronunciation of vowel sounds is different in British and American English. See the full version of this lesson with text and a quiz on our website: https://www.oxfordonlineenglish.com/pronounce-vowel-sounds Contents: 1. Short Vowel Sounds 1:10 2. Long Vowel Sounds 7:59 3. Dipthongs 13:35 4. How to Improve Your Pronunciation 22:04 This lesson will help you: - Understand how to correctly pronounce 21 different vowel sounds in English. - Learn how to pronounce long vowel sounds. - Learn how to pronounce short vowel sounds. - Practice and understand what dipthongs are and how to correctly pronounce them in English. - Learn the correct way to pronounce vowel sounds by themselves. - See how to pronounce vowel sounds in a word. - Use these English pronunciation techniques to improve your pronunciation. See more free lessons like this on our website: https://www.oxfordonlineenglish.com/.
IELTS Writing - How to Improve Your Vocabulary Score IELTS Writing - How to Improve Your Vocabulary Score
7 months ago En
In this lesson, you can learn how to improve your vocabulary score in IELTS writing. Do you need an IELTS score of seven or higher? Many people find it difficult to get scores above band six or 6.5. Often, this is because people have bad habits or they don’t clearly understand how the IELTS exam works. Here, you’ll see some common mistakes which IELTS students make which can hurt your vocabulary score. You’ll also see how you can change your approach to the IELTS writing exam to get a better score for vocabulary. See the full version of this lesson on our website: https://www.oxfordonlineenglish.com/ielts-writing-vocabulary-score Contents: 1. Put Ideas Before Words 1:17 2. Stop Worrying About Repetition 3:14 3. Words Are Just Words 7:06 4. Correcting Errors 9:18 5. Improving Your Vocabulary for IELTS 12:15 This lesson will help you: - Understand how to learn words and phrases in a useful way to get a good score in IELTS Writing. - Better understand the IELTS Writing Band Descriptors and what they are (and are not) asking of you. - Learn more about repetition and synonyms and how they should be used to improve your vocabulary score. - Improve your vocabulary score by better understanding types of vocabulary, collocations, and register in the IELTS Writing exam. - Understand the different types of vocabulary errors that can be made in the IELTS Writing exam. - Put together a plan using all of the lesson's tools to help you improve your vocabulary score in IELTS Writing. IELTS Task 1 Writing Band Descriptors: https://takeielts.britishcouncil.org/sites/default/files/2018-01/IELTS_task_1_Writing_band_descriptors.pdf. IELTS Task 2 Writing Band Descriptors: https://takeielts.britishcouncil.org/sites/default/files/2018-01/IELTS_task_2_Writing_band_descriptors.pdf. See more free lessons like this on our website: https://www.oxfordonlineenglish.com/.
Pub English - How to Order in a Pub Pub English - How to Order in a Pub
7 months ago En
In this lesson you’ll learn how to order in a pub, and also how to sound like a real local while you’re in there. Pubs are incredibly popular in the UK, and traditional pubs still offer a glimpse of true British culture. Maybe you’ve been out sightseeing all day and you’re looking for a nice place to relax. Learn how to communicate in a pub with this pub English lesson. See the full version of this lesson on our website: https://www.oxfordonlineenglish.com/pub-english. This lesson will help you: - Learn more about the British culture and understand how to communicate using pub English. - Understand basic words and phrases when going to a pub. - Learn how to order drinks in a pub. - Learn useful phrases to order food in a pub. - See what types of idioms and slang are used when talking about drinking and pubs. See more free English lessons like this on our website: https://www.oxfordonlineenglish.com/.
How to Answer Sentence Transformation Questions - Cambridge PET Writing Exam How to Answer Sentence Transformation Questions - Cambridge PET Writing Exam
8 months ago En
In this lesson, you can learn how to answer sentence transformation questions in the Cambridge PET writing exam. Learn about the 10 most common topics for PET sentence transformation questions. You’ll see sample answers for each question, and how to answer these questions in your PET writing exam. See the full version of this lesson on our website: Contents: This lesson will help you: - Learn about direct speech and reported speech to help answer questions in the Cambridge PET Writing Exam. - Review the present perfect and how it can help you in the PET Writing Exam. - Understand the differences between 'if' and 'unless' to help answer sentence transformation questions. - Learn about passive and active voice and its role in the Cambridge PET Writing Exam. - Learn about how modal verbs are used in sentence transformation questions. - Learn about adjectives in the Cambridge PET Writing Exam. - Understand quantifiers in the PET Writing Exam. - Use phrasal verbs to help answer the PET Writing questions. - Learn about words with opposite meanings and how that can help you with the questions. - Use 'there is' and 'there are' correctly to help you in the Cambridge PET Writing Exam. See more free lessons on our website: https://www.oxfordonlineenglish.com/.
Airport English - At the Airport - Spoken English Lesson Airport English - At the Airport - Spoken English Lesson
8 months ago En
This lesson will give you useful airport English words and phrases you can use at the airport. Remember to share your airport or plane experiences in the comments! When’s the last time you flew somewhere? Did it go smoothly, or was it stressful? For your next flight, let’s make sure you can communicate at every stage of your journey. This lesson will show you the travel English vocabulary you need to do that. See the full version of this lesson on our website: https://www.oxfordonlineenglish.com/airport-english. Contents: 1. Checking In 0:29 2. Dealing with Problems at Check-in 2:41 3. Going through Security 4:47 4. On the Plane 7:11 5. Arrival 10:06 This lesson will help you: - Learn useful phrases and vocabulary to check in at the airport. - Understand how to deal with problems at check-in using helpful airport English. - See what you need to know about going through security at the airport. - Learn the airport English necessary to communicate when you are on the plane. - See what travel English you need to know when you arrive at your destination. For more free lessons like this one, visit our website: https://www.oxfordonlineenglish.com/.
FCE Writing Exam - 5 Steps to Write a Great Essay FCE Writing Exam - 5 Steps to Write a Great Essay
9 months ago En
In this lesson you can learn how to write an essay for the Cambridge FCE exam, step by step. You’ll see exactly what to do at each stage and how to get the best possible score. There are four steps to the writing process. You’ll see what to do at each step, then you’ll learn how the writing is assessed. See the full version of this lesson with text: https://www.oxfordonlineenglish.com/fce-writing-exam-essay. Contents: 1. How to Analyse Your FCE Essay Task 0:33 2. How to Plan Your FCE Writing 3:47 3. How to Write Your Answer 5:54 4. How to Check and Improve Your Answer 7:15 5. How to Improve Your Score 10:06 In this lesson, you'll learn: - How to understand the FCE Essay Writing task so you can create a good essay. - Ways to plan what you will write in your FCE Essay. - How to write the FCE Essay. - Useful tips on how you can improve your FCE writing. - The details of the FCE Essay Writing scoring system. See more free English lessons like this on our website: https://www.oxfordonlineenglish.com/.
How to Improve Your English Reading Skills - 4 Steps to Improve Now! How to Improve Your English Reading Skills - 4 Steps to Improve Now!
9 months ago En
In this lesson, you can learn how to improve your English reading skills. Learn 4 useful tips to help you improve English reading now! Don't forget to share your reading tips for others in the comments. In this lesson, we’ll show you the number one mistake English learners make when they try to practice their reading in English, and how to avoid it. You’ll see a step-by-step plan that you can use to improve your English reading skills, and we’ll give you several suggestions to improve your English reading level more quickly and efficiently. See the full version of this lesson with text on our website: https://www.oxfordonlineenglish.com/improve-english-reading-skills . This lesson will help you: - Understand how to choose the right reading materials to best help you improve your English reading skills. - Learn how you can use time and variety to practice and improve your English reading. - See how improving your language abilities can also help you with your English reading. - Get help setting challenges for yourself to improve your English reading skills. Contents: 1. Choosing the Right Reading Materials 0:40 2. Time + Variety = Progress 4:00 3. Improving Your Language Abilities 7:58 4. Set Yourself Challenges 11:14 See more free lessons like this on our website: https://www.oxfordonlineenglish.com/.
Present Perfect Verb Tense - English Grammar Lesson Present Perfect Verb Tense - English Grammar Lesson
9 months ago En
In this lesson, you can learn about the present perfect verb tense in English. Does your language have anything like the present perfect? Many languages don’t have a similar verb form. This can make it more difficult to use the present perfect correctly in English. In this class, you’ll learn how to use the present perfect verb form in different ways. Be sure to tell us which tense you find most difficult in the comments! See the full version of this lesson with a quiz on our site: https://www.oxfordonlineenglish.com/present-perfect-verb-tense. This lesson will help you: - Understand the correct way to form the present perfect. - See how you can talk about life experiences with the present perfect verb tense. - Talk about unfinished time with present perfect. - Use the present perfect verb tense to talk about unfinished actions and states. - See how you can use the present perfect tense to describe past actions with present consequences. Contents: 1. How to Form the Present Perfect 1:25 2. Talking About Life Experiences 3:02 3. Talking About Unfinished Time 4:38 4. Talking About Unfinished Actions/States 8:43 5. Past Actions with Present Consequences 11:18 See more free English lessons like this on our website: https://www.oxfordonlineenglish.com/.
How to Talk About Money in English - Spoken English Lesson How to Talk About Money in English - Spoken English Lesson
9 months ago En
In this lesson, you’re going to learn how to talk about money in English. Let us know your thoughts on money and happiness in the comments! You’ll learn useful English words and phrases to talk about money topics that are common like your spending habits, salary, borrowing money, and more. You'll be able to expand your money vocabulary and talk about money in English conversation. See the full lesson on our site: https://www.oxfordonlineenglish.com/talk-about-money-in-english . This lesson will help you: - Understand how to talk about spending money in English. - Learn how to talk about debt and borrowing money. - Talk about investment and saving money in English. - See sample natural English conversations about money in English. Contents: 1. Talking About Spending and Saving 0:46 2. Talking About Salary and Expenses 4:32 3. Talking About Debt and Borrowing 8:06 4. Talking About Investments 11:21 See more free English lessons like this on our website: https://www.oxfordonlineenglish.com/.
5 Common IELTS Mistakes to Avoid - Get a Higher IELTS Score with These Tips 5 Common IELTS Mistakes to Avoid - Get a Higher IELTS Score with These Tips
10 months ago En
In this lesson, you’ll see five common IELTS mistakes that we often see. Are you planning to take the IELTS exam? Prepare for the IELTS with our certified teachers now: https://www.oxfordonlineenglish.com/our-online-english-classes/ielts-preparation-classes. At Oxford Online English, we meet and teach many IELTS students. Often, these students find it difficult to prepare for IELTS and get the score they want. It’s not because they don’t have the ability. It’s not because they don’t work hard. So, why is it? It’s because they make simple, avoidable mistakes. The IELTS mistakes you’ll see in this video are very common; we see them all the time! Making these mistakes will make it more difficult to get the IELTS score you need. We’ll explain how you can avoid these common mistakes and prepare for IELTS more effectively. See the full version of this lesson here: https://www.oxfordonlineenglish.com/5-common-ielts-mistakes . This lesson will help you: - Understand how to leave enough preparation time for the IELTS. - Avoid the common IELTS mistake of looking for a trick to help you with the exam. - Know where you can go and what you can do to understand IELTS scoring. - Learn how to avoid overthinking what the IELTS examiners want to hear. - Avoid the common IELTS mistake of not developing your own ideas and answers. Contents: 1. Not Leaving Enough Preparation Time 0:52 2. Looking for a Trick 3:37 3. Not Understanding Scoring 6:44 4. Overthinking What the Examiners Want to Hear 9:21 5. Not Developing Your Own Ideas and Opinions 12:38 See more free English lessons like this on our site: https://www.oxfordonlineenglish.com/. IELTS Task 1 Writing Band Descriptors: https://takeielts.britishcouncil.org/sites/default/files/2018-01/IELTS_task_1_Writing_band_descriptors.pdf IELTS Task 2 Writing Band Descriptors: https://takeielts.britishcouncil.org/sites/default/files/2018-01/IELTS_task_2_Writing_band_descriptors.pdf IELTS Speaking Band Descriptors: https://takeielts.britishcouncil.org/sites/default/files/2018-01/Speaking%20Band%20descriptors_0.pdf
4 Tips for Natural English Conversation Responses - Improve English Speaking 4 Tips for Natural English Conversation Responses - Improve English Speaking
10 months ago En
In this lesson, you can learn how to use natural English conversation responses to improve your English speaking. Practice using the responses in the comments and we will give you feedback! When you’re speaking a second language, you often need to concentrate on understanding what the other person is saying. This means you might forget to respond naturally, but natural responses are important to keep your English conversation going, and also to show the other person that you care about what they’re saying. This lesson will show you natural English conversation responses which you can use to express interest, surprise, agreement, confusion, and much more! See the full version of this lesson with a quiz on our website: https://www.oxfordonlineenglish.com/natural-english-conversation-responses. This lesson will help you: - Use helpful phrases to show interest, understanding or surprise in natural English conversation. - Learn common natural English conversation responses to agree or disagree. - See how to respond to suggestions in natural English conversation. - Understand how to use natural English conversation responses to ask for repetition or clarification in your English speaking. Contents: 1. How to Show Interest and Surprise 0:59 2. How to Agree and Disagree 3:16 3. How to Respond to Suggestions 4:29 4. Asking Someone to Repeat or Clarify 6:17 5. Practice 7:40 See more free English lessons like this on our website: https://www.oxfordonlineenglish.com/.
Sentence Stress in English Pronunciation Sentence Stress in English Pronunciation
10 months ago En
In this lesson, you can learn about sentence stress in English. Stress means that you pronounce some syllables more strongly than others. There are many different types of stress in English, and stress is used in many different ways. What do you think you need to focus on most in your English pronunciation? What would make the biggest difference for you? Let us know in the comments. If you give us a good idea, we might make a video about your suggestion! Pronouncing sentence stress correctly will make a big difference to your English pronunciation. You’ll immediately sound clearer and more natural when you speak English. See the full version of this lesson here: https://www.oxfordonlineenglish.com/sentence-stress This lesson will help you: - Understand what sentence stress is in English pronunciation. - See how to regognise and pronounce stress correctly in a sentence. - Look at the difference between stressed and unstressed elements of English pronunciation. - Understand how to add extra stress and how it can change the meaning of a sentence. Contents: 1. Introduction to Sentence Stress 0:52 2. Recognising and Pronouncing Sentence Stress 4:11 3. Stressed vs. Unstressed Contrast 6:21 4. Shifting Sentence Stress 8:58 See more free English lessons like this on our website: https://www.oxfordonlineenglish.com/.
How to Answer IELTS Writing Task 1 General How to Answer IELTS Writing Task 1 General
10 months ago En
In this lesson, you can learn how to answer task one of the IELTS general writing exam. In the general IELTS writing exam, task one involves writing a letter. Usually, you have to do three things in your letter. You have 20 minutes and you need to write at least 150 words. In this lesson, you’ll see how to plan and write an effective general task 1 IELTS answer. You’ll learn simple strategies you can use to write a better answer and improve your IELTS writing score. See the full version of this lesson with the letter on our website: https://www.oxfordonlineenglish.com/ielts-writing-task-1-general . This lesson will help you: - Learn effective strategies to plan your answer for the IELTS Writing Task 1 General. - Understand how to use a good, consistent tone throughout your writing. - Find ways to improve your grammar and vocabulary in your IELTS Writing response. - Understand how to link your ideas in your IELTS Writing Task 1 response. Contents: 1. How to Plan Your Answer 1:18 2. How to Write In a Consistent Tone 3:38 3. How to Improve Your Use of Grammar and Vocabulary 6:05 4. Linking Your Ideas 8:41 See more free English lessons like this on our website: https://www.oxfordonlineenglish.com/.
How to Talk About the Past in English How to Talk About the Past in English
11 months ago En
In this lesson, you can learn how to talk about the past in English. Talking about the past includes many things. Do you want to talk about interesting experiences you’ve had, tell a funny story, or talk about something you regret in the past? If you have a good example, be sure to share it in the comments! In this lesson, you’ll see the words, phrases and structures you need to talk about the past in clear, fluent English. See the full lesson with text on our website: https://www.oxfordonlineenglish.com/talk-about-the-past-in-english. This lesson will help you: - Understand how to describe experiences when you talk about the past in English. - Use good phrases to compare the past to the present in English. - Learn how to begin a story when you talk about the past in English. - Understand words and phrases to use when talking about a sequence of events in the past. - Talk about things you regret in the past. Contents: 1. How to Talk About Your Past Experiences 0:41 2. How to Compare the Past and Present 3:16 3. How to Set the Scene of a Story 6:36 4. How to Show the Sequence of Events in a Story 8:36 5. How to Talk About Past Regrets 12:14 See more free English lessons like this on our website: https://www.oxfordonlineenglish.com/.
IELTS Essay - Tips to Write a Good IELTS Writing Task 2 Essay IELTS Essay - Tips to Write a Good IELTS Writing Task 2 Essay
11 months ago En
In this lesson, you can learn how to write an IELTS task 2 essay. Task two in the IELTS writing exam is the biggest challenge in IELTS for many students. You have 40 minutes to write an essay, which could be on almost any topic. In this lesson, you’ll see a model question and a possible answer to it. You’ll learn how to write your own IELTS essay, and we’ll share useful tips to help you improve your IELTS writing score. See the full version of this lesson with the question and written answer on our website: https://www.oxfordonlineenglish.com/ielts-writing-task-2-essay. This lesson will help you: - Understand the task and what it is asking. - Learn how to plan each paragraph to produce a good IELTS Essay. - Get tips on how to write an introduction for your IELTS Essay. - Learn how to write a body paragraph in the IELTS Writing Task 2 Essay. - See different ways to write an effective conclusion in the IELTS Essay. Contents: 1. Analyse the Task 1:09 2. Plan Your Paragraphs 4:04 3. How to Write an Introduction 8:14 4. How to Write a Body Paragraph 11:34 5. How to Write a Conclusion 14:42 See more free English lessons like this on our website: https://www.oxfordonlineenglish.com/.
How to Talk About Clothes in English - Spoken English Lesson How to Talk About Clothes in English - Spoken English Lesson
11 months ago En
In this lesson, you can learn how to talk about clothes and fashion in English. It's good to talk about clothes in English to improve your small talk and general conversation skills. Tell us what your style is like in the comments! And if we come visit your country, where is the best place to buy clothes? Can you describe the clothes you like to wear in detail? Do you know how to compliment someone on their style? In this lesson, you’ll learn how to do these things and more. See the full version of this lesson on our website: https://www.oxfordonlineenglish.com/talking-about-clothes-in-english. This lesson will help you: - Learn words and phrases to talk about clothes patterns and materials. - See useful vocabulary to describe fit and style of clothes in English. - Learn new phrases to compliment others on their clothes in English. - Improve your vocabulary with useful phrasal verbs to talk about clothes in English. See more useful lessons like this on our website: https://www.oxfordonlineenglish.com/. Contents: 1. How to Describe Clothes 0:27 2. Talking About Fit and Style 3:33 3. How to Compliment Someone's Clothes 6:15 4. Clothing Phrasal Verbs 7:50
Intonation in English - English Pronunciation Lesson Intonation in English - English Pronunciation Lesson
11 months ago En
In this lesson, you can learn about intonation in English. How important is intonation? Let’s see. Look at a sentence: Do you need some help? By changing the intonation of this question, you can sound polite, annoyed, sarcastic, surprised, or many other things. You can see that intonation is a very powerful tool. Controlling your intonation is important for communication in spoken English. Learn all about intonation in English in this lesson, and be sure to leave a comment and let us know how you use intonation! See the full lesson with text on our website: https://www.oxfordonlineenglish.com/intonation-in-english. Contents: 1. Different Patterns of Intonation 1:21 2. New Information vs. Old Information 4:39 3. Intonation in Questions 8:03 4. More Ways to Use Intonation in a Question 10:44 5. Using Intonation to Express Different Emotions 13:18 This lesson will help you: - Learn about the 7 possible patterns of intonation in English. - Understand how to use intonation to express something that is new information or old information. - See the different types of intonation used in English questions. - Hear how intonation in English is used to express different types of emotions. See more free English lessons like this on our website: https://www.oxfordonlineenglish.com/.
IELTS Speaking Band 9 Sample Test IELTS Speaking Band 9 Sample Test
11 months ago En
In this lesson, watch an IELTS Speaking Band 9 sample test. You’ll see each section of the IELTS speaking test, and after each section we’ll highlight the features that could help you to improve your IELTS speaking score. Don't forget to comment and let us know about your experiences with the IELTS Speaking Exam. See the full version of this lesson with text on our website: https://www.oxfordonlineenglish.com/ielts-speaking-band-9-sample-test. Contents: 1. Part One 0:40 2. Part Two 7:08 3. Part Three 11:13 This lesson will help you: - See a sample IELTS Speaking test and understand the structure. - Learn the best ways to answer IELTS Speaking Part 1 using linking words and vocabulary. - Understand how to answer IELTS Speaking Part 2 using a Band 9 response. - See a sample IELTS Speaking Part 3 question and answer. - Learn useful ways to improve all areas of your answers in the IELTS exam. See more helpful lessons, including more IELTS lessons, on our website: https://www.oxfordonlineenglish.com/.
How to Use The - Articles in English Grammar How to Use The - Articles in English Grammar
2 years ago En
Do you know how to use THE in English? It can be very confusing. If your language doesn’t have a word like the, learning how to use the correctly can be very difficult. Leave us a comment and practice what you learned in the lesson! In this class, we'll look at some simple advice and basic rules which will make it easier to remember how to use the correctly in English. See the full version of this lesson with a quiz on our website: https://www.oxfordonlineenglish.com/use-the. Contents: 1. What Does 'The' Mean? 1:47L 2. 'The' = WE Know Which One You Mean 2:48 3. How Do You Know If a Noun Needs 'The'? 6:45 4. When Not to Use 'The' 11:06 This lesson can help you: - Understand what exactly The means. - Learn how to use The to talk about specific things. - Recognize when a noun needs The. - See when not to use The See more free English lessons like this one on our website: https://www.oxfordonlineenglish.com/.
How to Learn English Vocabulary (and remember it!) How to Learn English Vocabulary (and remember it!)
2 years ago En
In this lesson, you can learn how to learn English vocabulary as well as how to use and remember it. You can see the common mistakes which many English learners make when learning vocabulary, and you’ll see several simple, practical ideas that you can use to build your English vocabulary and remember what you learn. Learn how to learn and remember English vocabulary quickly and efficiently. See the full version of this lesson with text on our website: https://www.oxfordonlineenglish.com/learn-english-vocabulary. Contents: 1. Learn Only What Has Meaning to You 0:48 2. Learning Active Vocabulary vs. Passive Vocabulary 4:51 3. Learn Vocabulary in Meaningful Phrases and Sentences 7:59 4. How to Review and Remember English Vocabulary 12:33 This lesson will help you: - Understand learning methods that will help you learn English vocabulary. - See what learning active vocabulary is and what learning passive vocabulary is. - Learn vocabulary in meaningful phrases and sentences. - Use methods to review and remember English vocabulary. See more free English lessons like this on our website: https://www.oxfordonlineenglish.com/. Quizlet: https://quizlet.com/ Anki: https://apps.ankiweb.net/
9 Parts of Speech in English - English Grammar Lesson 9 Parts of Speech in English - English Grammar Lesson
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In this lesson, you can learn about parts of speech in English. How many parts of speech are there in English? Can you name them, and explain what they do? Understanding parts of speech—nouns, verbs, adjectives, and so on—can help you to understand English sentence structure and how English grammar works. In this class, you’ll learn the basic information about parts of speech, you’ll see some ways that parts of speech can be more complicated than you might expect, and you’ll have several chances to practice! See the full version of this lesson with text and a quiz: https://www.oxfordonlineenglish.com/parts-of-speech Contents: 1. Guide to Parts of Speech in English 1:00 2. Practice with Parts of Speech in English 6:34 3. Words Can be More than One Part of Speech 7:39 4. Compound Parts of Speech in English 11:02 5. Challenging Parts of Speech in Practice 14:45 This lesson will help you: - See 9 parts of speech in English and how to use them. - Practice the different parts of speech with example sentences. - Understand how, and why, the same word can be used in different parts of speech in English. - Learn about compound parts of speech in English and how to use them correctly. - Get more advanced examples and practice with parts of speech in English. See more free video lessons like this on our website: https://www.oxfordonlineenglish.com/
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