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Come, Go, Bring, Take, Fetch, Get - Useful English Verbs
 
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Come Go Bring Take Fetch Get - these verbs are very useful and common in English. Learn their meanings, which ones are irregular and how to use them in the video. You'll see lots of examples. Make sure you subscribe to our channel so you don't miss our future lessons. You can see this video with a clickable transcript at our video website: https://www.SimpleEnglishVideos.com Follow us on twitter as @VickiVideos
Views: 34139 Simple English Videos
'Try to do' or 'Try doing'? Learn English with Simple English Videos
 
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'Try' is a special verb in English. We can follow it with either a gerund (ing form) or infinitive. However the meaning changes. Watch the video and learn how 'try to do' is different from 'try doing'. You can see this video with a clickable transcript at our website: http://www.SimpleEnglishVideos.com Many thanks to Kathy Fagan for appearing in this video. Check out Kathy’s blog at: http://www.freerangekef.blogspot.com Follow us on twitter as @VickiVideos so you don't miss out on future videos and don't forget to subscribe to this YouTube channel.
Views: 18390 Simple English Videos
How to say CAN and CAN'T in British and American English
 
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I'm British and Jay's American and this video explains step by step how we both pronounce 'can' and 'can't'. Sometimes I find it hard to understand Jay and here's one reason why - we pronounce 'can't' differently. Make sure you subscribe to this YouTube channel. https://www.youtube.com/subscription_center?add_user=vickihollettvideo Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/SimpleEnglishVideos/ Twitter: @vickivideos To get notified by email when we publish a new video, sign up to our mailing list: https://forms.aweber.com/form/46/1978668946.htm Visit our website to see our videos with transcripts and much more: http://www.SimpleEnglishVideos.com There you can get email updates on new videos and live classes and also download a free copy of 'Fix It', a checklist for correcting common English mistakes http://www.simpleenglishvideos.com/free-fix-it-checklist/
Views: 150317 Simple English Videos
Have something done - how to use the causatives HAVE and GET in the passive
 
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Have something done - this is a common structure in English. We it use to talk about actions where someone performs a service for us. In this video you'll learn how the structure works and how to use the verbs 'have' and 'get' in the passive as causative verbs - verbs that indicate one thing causes another. For more information on these and other common causative verbs, we have some other videos: https://youtu.be/WySqUOO6ow8 You can see this video with a clickable transcript at our video website: http://www.SimpleEnglishVideos.com Many thanks to Rachel of Rachel's English, and Jason R Levine for appearing in this video. You can follow their channels at: https://www.youtube.com/user/rachelsenglish and https://www.youtube.com/user/collolearn Follow us on twitter as @VickiVideos so you don't miss out on future videos and don't forget to subscribe to this YouTube channel. https://www.youtube.com/subscription_center?add_user=vickihollettvideo See you next week!
Views: 58385 Simple English Videos
Lie or Lay? What's the difference?
 
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Do you need Lay or Lie? Is lie lay down or lie down? Oh my! Even native English speakers muddle these verbs up. They mean different things but they're tricky because the past tense of lie is lay. Wow! That's confusing, but we can help. Learn the difference here. You can see this video with a clickable transcript at our video website: http://www.SimpleEnglishVideos.com We also make videos for organizations - promotional videos and videos to train employees in English. We target specific business and technical English needs and create videos at very affordable rates. Contact us for more details. http://www.SimpleEnglishVideos.com A big thank you to Ksenia of Pet Lover Street for suggesting and appearing in this video. If you live in Philly and need a dog sitter or walker, we can't speak too highly of Ksenia (and neither can Carter.) https://www.facebook.com/petloverst And another big thank you goes to Rachel of Rachel's English for appearing in this video - what a star - as always! http://www.rachelsenglish.com/ Follow us on twitter -- @VickiVideos - so you don't miss out on our future videos and don't forget to subscribe to this YouTube channel.
Views: 44304 Simple English Videos
B2 first speaking test (FCE) Part 2 + a three step plan
 
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In our third video about the B2 first speaking test (formerly called the FCE speaking test), we explain how to handle the picture questions. In FCE speaking part 2, the examiner gives each candidate two pictures and a question to discuss. We'll demonstrate how to organize and structure what you say and also, what NOT to say! We'll also show you three simple steps you can follow to get a good mark in this part of the speaking exam. This is a collaboration video that we made with our friend Craig Wealand from Inglespodcast.com. Make sure you check out his podcasts and website and follow him on twitter! Here's his website where you'll find free courses and lots of other cool stuff: http://www.mansioningles.com/ And his podcast is here: https://www.inglespodcast.com/ Craig on twitter: https://twitter.com/mansiontwit To get notified by email when we publish a new video, sign up to our mailing list: https://forms.aweber.com/form/46/1978668946.htm Visit our website to see our videos with transcripts and much more: http://www.SimpleEnglishVideos.com There you can get email updates on new videos and live classes and also download a free copy of 'Fix It', a checklist for correcting common English mistakes http://www.simpleenglishvideos.com/free-fix-it-checklist/
Views: 15696 Simple English Videos
Wait, Hope, Expect & Look forward to - Future verbs
 
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In this video we look at four common verbs for talking about the future: wait, hope, expect and look forward to. Technically speaking, English has no future tense. Instead we use present or past tenses, (present tenses mostly), modal verbs or other verbs to talk about the future. This video looks at four of those other verbs. A big thank you to Rachel or Rachel's English and Jason (aka FluencyMC) for appearing in this video. Follow us on twitter as @VickiVideos so you don't miss out on future videos and don't forget to subscribe to this YouTube channel.
Views: 21831 Simple English Videos
By, Until and Till - Fix your English prepositions
 
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By and Until - they mean different things. Do you know how to use these English prepositions? And what about until and till? Do they mean the same thing or something different? Find out in this video. You can see this video with a clickable transcript at our video website: https://www.SimpleEnglishVideos.com/by-or-until-prepositions/ Many thanks to Zehra and Zeynep for appearing in this video. And big thanks to their Dad, Turgay, for filming them for us. Check out Turgay's channel here: https://www.youtube.com/user/turgayevren If you'd like to see Zehra and Zeynep in another video - check out this one: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eosNZiwEslo Follow us on twitter as @VickiVideos so you don't miss out on future videos and don't forget to subscribe to this YouTube channel.
Views: 29010 Simple English Videos
How to Check In at an Airport and Answer Security Questions in English
 
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Learn the common phrases you need to check in at an airport in English and the typical questions you'll be asked. For example: Where are you flying to today? Can you put your bag on the scale? . Also learn about the security questions you'll be asked and how to answer them. For example: Who packed your bag? And has it been with you since you packed it? This is an ESL collaboration video made with Rachel of Rachel's English. Click here to see Rachel exploring the pronunciation in this conversation: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Lympa-566Ek Click cc to read the captions or visit our website to see a full transcript. http://www.simpleenglishvideos.com Subscribe to Rachel's channel here: YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/user/rachelsenglish Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/RachelsEnglish.Pronunciation/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/Rachels_English Mailing List Sign up: http://rachelsenglish.com/newsletter-sign/ Website: http://rachelsenglish.com Subscribe to our channel here: YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/user/vickihollettvideo Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/SimpleEnglishVideos/ Twitter: @vickivideos @vickihollett Mailing List Sign up: http://www.simpleenglishvideos.com/subscribe/ Website: http://simpleenglishvideos.com http://www.vickihollett.com
Views: 201088 Simple English Videos
FCE (B2 First) Speaking Test Part 1 + Practice Questions
 
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This is the second of four videos about the speaking test of the FCE exam (now called the B2 First exam). FCE speaking part 1 is a Q&A - a question and answer session with the examiner. To get a good mark, you need to avoid one word responses and extend your answers (make them longer). In this video we show you some different ways you can extend your answers, and we also give you some typical FCE speaking questions that you can use to practice with. Use these topics and practice questions to improve your mark. This is a collaboration video that we made with our friend Craig Wealand from Inglespodcast.com. Make sure you check out his podcasts and website and follow him on twitter! Here's his website where you'll find free courses and lots of other cool stuff: http://www.mansioningles.com/ And his podcast is here: https://www.inglespodcast.com/ Craig on twitter: https://twitter.com/mansiontwit To get notified by email when we publish a new video, sign up to our mailing list: https://forms.aweber.com/form/46/1978668946.htm Visit our website to see our videos with transcripts and much more: http://www.SimpleEnglishVideos.com There you can get email updates on new videos and live classes and also download a free copy of 'Fix It', a checklist for correcting common English mistakes http://www.simpleenglishvideos.com/free-fix-it-checklist/
Views: 23513 Simple English Videos
Used to do, Be used to doing and Get used to doing
 
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'Used to' - we use this structure to talk about past habits in English, and then we follow it with a verb. (used to do) But we can also follow it with a noun, and then it means 'accustomed to'. (be used to something)  Similarly we can say 'get used to' and that to means growing or becoming accustomed to something. Notice we say we are used to 'something'. That 'something' is a noun. If you want to put a verb there, you'll need to use a gerund - so a noun form of a verb. (be/get used to doing something) Watch the video to see lots of examples. You can see this video with a clickable transcript at our video website: http://www.SimpleEnglishVideos.com Many thanks to Jason R Levine for appearing in this video. To see more of Jason's videos, go to: https://www.youtube.com/user/collolearn Follow us on twitter as @VickiVideos so you don't miss out on future videos and don't forget to subscribe to this YouTube channel.
Views: 26443 Simple English Videos
Lend, borrow and loan
 
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Learn how to use the verbs 'lend' and 'borrow' in English conversation and also the noun loan. Lend and borrow often confuse English learners because in many languages have just one word for the action. In English lending is like giving and borrowing is like taking, and they are both temporary actions. Loan is normally a noun in British English and it's often a noun in American English too. But in American English, loan can also be a verb and then it is used in the same way as lend (not borrow). You can see this video with a transcript at our video website: http://www.simpleEnglishvideos.com A big thank you to Jason R Levine, Fluency MC, for his help in making this video. Check out his channel here: http://www.youtube/collolearn/ I'm an English teacher and I've made this video because sometimes my students find these words confusing. Let me know if you like it and would like us to make more video lessons. Also, what words, phrases or features of English would you like us to make a video about? Leave a message in the comments, or send me a video response. I'll be sure to watch it. And don't forget to visit my video website - Simple English Videos dot com. http://www.simpleEnglishvideos.com Follow me on twitter @VickiVideos so you don't miss out on future videos and subscribe to this YouTube channel. It costs nothing and YouTube will alert you when we post a new video.
Views: 27906 Simple English Videos
Sentimental Journey Sung by Doris Day with Subtitles for the Lyrics
 
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Enjoy this great rendition of the classic song 'A sentimental Journey' sung by by Doris Day. We make ESL/EFL lessons. Click here to watch our video on the meanings of the words 'journey', 'travel' and 'trip'. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RStaQtUZcAc To see our introduction to this song and an explanation of the verbs 'long' and 'yearn' click here: Follow us on twitter as @VickiVideos so you don't miss out on future videos and don't forget to subscribe to this YouTube channel.
Views: 17756 Simple English Videos
Fix mistakes with 'fit' and 'suit' and some phrasal verbs: Learn English with Simple English Videos
 
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Do you know the meanings of fit and suit in English? Fix a common mistake and learn some phrasal verbs and colloquial expressions in this ESL/EFL video about the verbs 'fit' and 'suit'. You can see this video with a clickable transcript at our video website: http://www.SimpleEnglishVideos.com Make sure you subscribe to this YouTube channel. https://www.youtube.com/subscription_center?add_user=vickihollettvideo Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/SimpleEnglishVideos/ Twitter: @vickivideos To get notified by email when we publish a new video, sign up to our mailing list: https://forms.aweber.com/form/46/1978668946.htm Visit our website to see our videos with transcripts and much more: http://www.SimpleEnglishVideos.com There you can get email updates on new videos and live classes and also download a free copy of 'Fix It', a checklist for correcting common English mistakes http://www.simpleenglishvideos.com/free-fix-it-checklist/
Views: 15268 Simple English Videos
In the end - At the end: What's the difference?
 
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Learn the difference a little English preposition can make! We use 'at the end' to talk about the final part of something. For example, at the end of the rainbow. At the end of the tunnel.  'In the end' is similar to eventually or finally - so after everything has been dealt with, talked about, settled and decided. Learn more about their meanings and see examples in action in the video. You can see this video with a transcript (useful for checking vocabulary and making worksheets) at my video website: https://www.simpleEnglishvideos.com Make sure you subscribe to this YouTube channel. https://www.youtube.com/subscription_center?add_user=vickihollettvideo Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/SimpleEnglishVideos/ Twitter: @vickivideos To get notified by email when we publish a new video, sign up to our mailing list: https://forms.aweber.com/form/46/1978668946.htm Visit our website to see our videos with transcripts and much more: http://www.SimpleEnglishVideos.com There you can get email updates on new videos and live classes and also download a free copy of 'Fix It', a checklist for correcting common English mistakes http://www.simpleenglishvideos.com/free-fix-it-checklist/
Views: 10387 Simple English Videos
Indirect questions (or embedded questions) - for when you need to be polite
 
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Indirect questions (often called embedded questions) are useful things to know. We often use them when we're talking to strangers and we want to be polite. But the word order in indirect questions can be tricky. And that's why we're going to show you how to form them step by step. First we'll look at the normal word order in questions in English and then we'll look at indirect questions, explain how they're different and show you lots of examples. Make sure you subscribe to this YouTube channel. https://www.youtube.com/subscription_center?add_user=vickihollettvideo Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/SimpleEnglishVideos/ Twitter: @vickivideos To get notified by email when we publish a new video, sign up to our mailing list: https://forms.aweber.com/form/46/1978668946.htm Visit our website to see our videos with transcripts and much more: http://www.SimpleEnglishVideos.com There you can get email updates on new videos and live classes and also download a free copy of 'Fix It', a checklist for correcting common English mistakes http://www.simpleenglishvideos.com/free-fix-it-checklist/
Views: 17074 Simple English Videos
How to think in English
 
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Do you want to think in English? Of course you do. It will help you speak more fluently and structure your thoughts like a native speaker. But how can you think in English? Follow these five simple steps and you'll learn how to develop the habit. Practice every day and you might even find you can dream in English. Make sure you subscribe to this YouTube channel. https://www.youtube.com/subscription_center?add_user=vickihollettvideo Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/SimpleEnglishVideos/ Twitter: @vickivideos To get notified of our new videos, sign up to our mailing list: https://forms.aweber.com/form/46/1978668946.htm Visit our website to see our videos with transcripts and much more: http://www.SimpleEnglishVideos.com There you can get email updates on new videos and live classes and also download a free copy of 'Fix It', a checklist for correcting common English mistakes http://www.simpleenglishvideos.com/free-fix-it-checklist/ We would like to say a big thank you to the wonderful Shayna of Espresso English for her inspiration for making this video. Make sure you follow her too! https://www.youtube.com/user/EspressoEnglishNet
Views: 64036 Simple English Videos
8 common English phrasal verbs like 'turn it on' (separable)
 
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Many English phrasal verbs are separable. Separable means the verb and the other little word (the preposition or particle) can be separated. This video's about eight very common separable English phrasal verbs. Watch and learn how they work. You can see this video with a clickable transcript at my video website: https://www.simpleEnglishvideos.com/language along with another video where Fluency MC performs a rap with these exact same verbs. Many thanks to Jason R Levine and Ian Schellenberger for collaborating on this video. Check out their YouTube channels here: Fluency MC's channel: https://www.youtube.com/user/collolearn Ian's 'Like a Native Speaker' channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCCyUrGtna-6twoCiIr9YkIQ I'm an English teacher and I've made this video because these two part verbs can be tricky. Let me know if you like it and would like me to make more video lessons. Also, what words, phrases or features of English would you like me to make a video about? Leave a message in the comments, or send me a video response. I'll be sure to watch it. And don't forget to visit my video website - Simple English Videos dot com. http://www.simpleEnglishvideos.com Follow me on twitter @VickiVideos so you don't miss out on future videos and subscribe to my YouTube channel.
Views: 43124 Simple English Videos
Tomahto - Tomayto: British and American Pronunciation Song
 
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There's a brilliant George Gershwin song that compares British and American pronunciation - 'You say tomayto, and I say tomahto'. The lyrics are fantastic but they're not 100% accurate which is troubling for word nerds. We wanted to create a song that reflected pronunciation differences with greater accuracy. Hope you like it. This song is more evidence that the UK and USA are separated by a common language. It plays with words that have the same meanings for the most part on both sides for the Atlantic, but different pronunciations. Please click the 'like' button and share this video if you really like it. The IATEFL webinar is over now, but it has been archived for members - another good reason to join this excellent teachers' organisation. You can see this video with a clickable transcript at our video website for English learners and teachers: https://www.simpleEnglishvideos.com And if you'd like to read some more about British and American differences, please check out my Learning to speak 'merican blog: http://www.merican.vickihollett.com.
Views: 81987 Simple English Videos
FCE Speaking Parts 3 & 4 + useful phrases
 
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The B2 First Speaking test (FCE) has four parts and in this video we look at the last half of the test. In FCE speaking part 3, the examiner gives the candidates a task to perform and they need to interact with one another. In part 4, the topic stays the same, but the candidates interact with the examiner and answer questions. Watch this video to see what happens in these two parts of the FCE test. We'll give you tips on what to do (and what NOT to do), along with useful phrases to help you interact and get a good mark. Make sure you subscribe to this YouTube channel. https://www.youtube.com/subscription_center?add_user=vickihollettvideo Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/SimpleEnglishVideos/ Twitter: @vickivideos To get notified by email when we publish a new video, sign up to our mailing list: https://forms.aweber.com/form/46/1978668946.htm Visit our website to see our videos with transcripts and much more: http://www.SimpleEnglishVideos.com There you can get email updates on new videos and live classes and also download a free copy of 'Fix It', a checklist for correcting common English mistakes http://www.simpleenglishvideos.com/free-fix-it-checklist/ We would like to say a HUGE thank you to Craig Wealand from Inglespodcast.com for making this video with us. Make sure you check out his podcasts and website and follow him on twitter! Here's his website where you'll find free courses and lots of other cool stuff: http://www.mansioningles.com/ And his podcast is here: https://www.inglespodcast.com/ Craig on twitter: https://twitter.com/mansiontwit
Views: 26797 Simple English Videos
High and tall. What's the difference?
 
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When do we say high and when do we say tall? What's the difference? Learn the different meanings and uses of these English adjectives in this video. You can see this video with a clickable transcript at our video website: https://www.simpleEnglishvideos.com/vocabulary Follow me on twitter @VickiVideos so you don't miss out on future videos and subscribe to my YouTube channel.
Views: 14671 Simple English Videos
Raise and Rise - Transitive and Intransitive verbs
 
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Raise and rise have similar meanings. Learn how we use these verbs differently. Raise is transitive and rise is intransitive. That means raise has a direct object. We always raise something. Rise has no direct object. You can’t rise something. Watch and learn how to use the verbs correctly, and also learn about a British and American difference - how we say 'pay rise' in British English and 'pay raise' in American English. This is a new version of an older video and it contains a fuller grammar explanation and new scenes. Teachers - the old version is still available if you're looking for a shorter video. https://youtu.be/ICkZ6thgLSE You can see this video with a clickable transcript at our video website: http://www.SimpleEnglishVideos.com Follow us on twitter as @VickiVideos so you don't miss out on future videos and don't forget to subscribe to our YouTube channel.
Views: 16478 Simple English Videos
Ground Control to Major Tom - Space Oddity - David Bowie - Subtitles - Lyrics
 
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Here's a David Bowie classic that my students have enjoyed - hope you will too. The copyright on the music has been cleared by YouTube, so feel free to share it with your students. RIP David Bowie - what a great story teller and what a great musician. Planet earth is blue without you.
Views: 108565 Simple English Videos
If and In Case (English conditionals)
 
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We can use 'if' and 'in case' to talk about future possibilities. 'If' is about what might happen. 'In case' is about precautions we take now to avoid problems in the future. See examples and learn the different meanings in this video. If you enjoyed this, you might also like to see our video the verbs avoid and prevent. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eJKE73cFT1g You can see this video with a clickable transcript at our video website: http://www.SimpleEnglishVideos.com Follow us on twitter as @VickiVideos so you don't miss out on future videos and don't forget to subscribe to this YouTube channel.
Views: 6379 Simple English Videos
REALIZE, NOTICE and the phrasal verb FIND OUT
 
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These verbs have very similar meanings so you might not realize their meanings are different! Realizing is about cognitive events that happen in our brain, while noticing is more physical. Find out is a very common phrasal verb that means get information. These verbs often come up in Cambridge exams like First Certificate and IELTS and American exams like TOEFL and TOEIC and they’re useful for everyday conversation too. This video will help you understand the differences and find out how to use them correctly. Make sure you subscribe to this YouTube channel. https://www.youtube.com/subscription_center?add_user=vickihollettvideo Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/SimpleEnglishVideos/ Twitter: @vickivideos To get notified by email about our new videos,, sign up to our mailing list: https://forms.aweber.com/form/46/1978668946.htm Visit our website to see our videos with transcripts and much more: http://www.SimpleEnglishVideos.com There you can get email updates on new videos and live classes and also download a free copy of 'Fix It', a checklist for correcting common English mistakes http://www.simpleenglishvideos.com/free-fix-it-checklist/ We would like to say a big thank you to Kathy for appearing in this video. Make sure you follow her too! Kathy Fagan Livebinder: http://www.livebinders.com/play/play?present=true&id=1597791 Blog: Free Range ELT http://freerangekef.blogspot.com/
Views: 9346 Simple English Videos
Avoid and Prevent: Learn English with Simple English Videos
 
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This is an English vocabulary lesson about two useful verbs: avoid and prevent. We explain their different meanings and give lots of examples so you can see the verbs in action. We also look at the grammar and see how they are both followed by gerunds (nouns made from verbs). Follow us on twitter as @VickiVideos so you don't miss out on future videos. http://twitter.com/VickiVideos Follow our Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/SimpleEnglishVideos/ And don't forget to subscribe to this YouTube channel. https://www.youtube.com/subscription_center?add_user=vickihollettvideo
Views: 24205 Simple English Videos
Make and Do - Collocations and Fixed Expressions
 
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There are fixed expressions where we use the verb 'do' in English. For example, 'do research', 'do you good'. And there are lots more expressions where we use the verb 'make'. For example, 'make a mistake', 'make a reservation'. In this video you'll learn some common fixed expressions and collocations with make and do. We have another video about when to use 'do' and when to use 'make'. To learn the rules we follow, click here: https://youtu.be/bJn-fMNkDss You can see this video with a clickable transcript at my video website: http://www.simpleEnglishvideos.com/language I'm an English teacher and I've made this video because my students often find these words confusing. Let me know if you like it and would like me to make more video lessons. Also, what words, phrases or features of English would you like me to make a video about? Leave a message in the comments, or send me a video response. I'll be sure to watch it. And don't forget to visit my video website - Simple English Videos dot com. https://www.simpleEnglishvideos.com Follow me on twitter @VickiVideos so you don't miss out on future videos and subscribe to my YouTube channel.
Views: 22673 Simple English Videos
Likely - it's a word you're likely to need!
 
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Learn to talk about probability in English with the word likely. It's a word you're likely to need! In this video you'll learn the common structures and collocations we use with likely and see how we use them in action. You'll also learn an idiom where we always use it ironically. And finally you'll learn what happens to a marshmallow if you cook it in the microwave for 60 seconds. Mmmm. Irresistible! Make sure you subscribe to this YouTube channel. https://www.youtube.com/subscription_center?add_user=vickihollettvideo Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/SimpleEnglishVideos/ Twitter: @vickivideos To get notified by email when we publish a new video, sign up to our mailing list: https://forms.aweber.com/form/46/1978668946.htm Visit our website to see our videos with transcripts and much more: http://www.SimpleEnglishVideos.com There you can get email updates on new videos and live classes and also download a free copy of 'Fix It', a checklist for correcting common English mistakes http://www.simpleenglishvideos.com/free-fix-it-checklist/
Views: 10400 Simple English Videos
FCE speaking exam (B2 First). Let's get ready!
 
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Do you want to pass the B2 First (FCE) speaking exam and get a great mark? We have lots of information and tips to help you. This is the first of four videos about the B2 First speaking exam. B2 First is often known by its former name, FCE or Cambridge First Certificate. When we ask our students what makes them most nervous about the FCE exam, they often say the speaking test, so that's what this series is about. In this first video we provide an overview of the B2 First speaking exam. We explain how it works, the criteria examiners use to mark you and how its structured. In our next three videos we'll go through the four parts of the exam one by one . We'll give you tips and practice activities for each part, and show you what to do (and what NOT to do) to get a good mark. Make sure you're subscribed to our channel so you don't miss our videos. https://www.youtube.com/subscription_center?add_user=vickihollettvideo Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/SimpleEnglishVideos/ Twitter: @vickivideos This is a collaboration video that we made with our friend Craig Wealand from Inglespodcast.com. Make sure you check out his podcasts and website and follow him on twitter! Here's his website where you'll find free courses and lots of other cool stuff: http://www.mansioningles.com/ And his podcast is here: https://www.inglespodcast.com/ Craig on twitter: https://twitter.com/mansiontwit To get notified by email when we publish a new video, sign up to our mailing list: https://forms.aweber.com/form/46/1978668946.htm Visit our website to see our videos with transcripts and much more: http://www.SimpleEnglishVideos.com There you can get email updates on new videos and live classes and also download a free copy of 'Fix It', a checklist for correcting common English mistakes http://www.simpleenglishvideos.com/free-fix-it-checklist/
Views: 16019 Simple English Videos
Thank God or Thanks God?
 
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Do we say 'Thank God' or 'Thanks God'? In this video we show you how we use these phrases and fix a common (and funny) English mistake. Make sure you subscribe to this YouTube channel. https://www.youtube.com/subscription_center?add_user=vickihollettvideo Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/SimpleEnglishVideos/ Twitter: @vickivideos To get notified by email when we publish a new video, sign up to our mailing list: https://forms.aweber.com/form/46/1978668946.htm Visit our website to see our videos with transcripts and much more: http://www.SimpleEnglishVideos.com There you can get email updates on new videos and live classes and also download a free copy of 'Fix It', a checklist for correcting common English mistakes http://www.simpleenglishvideos.com/free-fix-it-checklist/
Views: 19803 Simple English Videos
Suggest - how to use this verb correctly and make suggestions in English
 
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Suggest is a tricky verb in English. We use it in lots of different grammatical structures, but there are some where we don't use it as well.  For example, we might 'suggest doing something' but we don't say 'suggest to do' or 'suggest me'. These phrases are wrong. Also when you want to make a suggestion, to sound natural, you might need to use a phrase without the verb suggest. Watch the video to see examples and avoid mistakes. You can see this video with a clickable transcript at our video website: http://www.simpleenglishvideos.com/suggest-and-suggestions/ A big thank you to our all star cast for appearing in this video. Check out their channels here: Rachel's English: https://www.youtube.com/user/rachelsenglish Jennifer ESL: https://www.youtube.com/user/JenniferESL Jason R Levine (aka Fluency MC): https://www.youtube.com/user/collolearn Kathy Fagan's blog: http://www.freerangekef.blogspot.com Follow us on twitter as @VickiVideos so you don't miss out on future videos and don't forget to subscribe to this YouTube channel.
Views: 41545 Simple English Videos
A funny telephone call with President Obama: Learn English with Simple English Videos
 
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You're busy and the phone rings... How can you get rid of the caller? Learn how to handle unwanted calls politely and efficiently in this comical ESL/EFL English lesson. See how Vicki manages to end a call from Barrack Obama, firmly and politely. Teachers can download a free worksheet for this lesson with classroom exercises and activities here: http://www.vickihollett.com/taking-a-... You can see this video with a clickable transcript at our video website: http://www.simpleenglishvideos.com/ho... This video includes footage we shot ourselves and also extracts from two public domain videos. To see the original source videos, follow these links: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o4tapw... http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vV3jc_... Make sure you subscribe to this YouTube channel. https://www.youtube.com/subscription_center?add_user=vickihollettvideo Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/SimpleEnglishVideos/ Twitter: @vickivideos To get notified by email when we publish a new video, sign up to our mailing list: https://forms.aweber.com/form/46/1978668946.htm Visit our website to see our videos with transcripts and much more: http://www.SimpleEnglishVideos.com There you can get email updates on new videos and live classes and also download a free copy of 'Fix It', a checklist for correcting common English mistakes http://www.simpleenglishvideos.com/free-fix-it-checklist/
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Making a good first impression - First meeting with a visitor
 
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At your first meeting with a new business contact, you'll want to make a good impression. What could go wrong? Well quite a lot. First impressions count so here you'll learn English phrases and expressions to make yours a great one. You can see this video with a clickable transcript at our video website: http://www.SimpleEnglishVideos.com Follow us on twitter as @VickiVideos so you don't miss out on future videos and don't forget to subscribe to this YouTube channel.
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How to use 'There is...' and 'It is...' and dummy subjects
 
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In some languages you can translate 'it is' and 'there is' with just one phrase. But in English we use them differently and explain how in this video lesson. We demonstrate how we use 'it is' and 'there is' as dummy subjects in lots of common English expressions and we also share lots of waiter waiter jokes. Make sure you subscribe to this YouTube channel. https://www.youtube.com/subscription_center?add_user=vickihollettvideo Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/SimpleEnglishVideos/ Twitter: @vickivideos To get notified by email when we publish a new video, sign up to our mailing list: https://forms.aweber.com/form/46/1978668946.htm Visit our website to see our videos with transcripts and much more: http://www.SimpleEnglishVideos.com There you can get email updates on new videos and live classes and also download a free copy of 'Fix It', a checklist for correcting common English mistakes http://www.simpleenglishvideos.com/free-fix-it-checklist/ We would like to say a HUGE thank you to Jason R Levine (Fluency MC) for appearing in this video. Make sure you follow him too! Fluency MC YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/collolearn Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/FluencyMC Twitter: https://twitter.com/fluencymc Mailing List Sign up: http://fluencymc.com/starter-course/ Website: http://fluencymc.com
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Do or Make? Learn the rules we follow
 
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Make or do? Do you ever wonder which verb to use? We have some good news and some bad news. The good news is there are some rules we follow and you can learn them in this video. You'll see how we use 'do' for non-specific activities and work, and how we use 'make' with creative tasks. The bad news is there's still more work to do because we use these verbs in lots of common expressions that you'll need to learn one by one. But not to worry because we have another video with some of the common ones here: https://youtu.be/CGW_NiXOJhY This is a new version of a video we made in the past. We thought we could do better and provide fuller explanations so we recorded some new matierial. Hope you like it! Make sure you subscribe to this YouTube channel. https://www.youtube.com/subscription_center?add_user=vickihollettvideo Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/SimpleEnglishVideos/ Twitter: @vickivideos To get notified by email when we publish a new video, sign up to our mailing list: https://forms.aweber.com/form/46/1978668946.htm Visit our website to see our videos with transcripts and much more: http://www.SimpleEnglishVideos.com There you can get email updates on new videos and live classes and also download a free copy of 'Fix It', a checklist for correcting common English mistakes http://www.simpleenglishvideos.com/free-fix-it-checklist/ We would like to say a HUGE thank you to our good friend Jason (Fluency MC) for appearing in this video. Make sure you follow him too! Fluency MC YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/collolearn Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/FluencyMC Twitter: https://twitter.com/fluencymc Mailing List Sign up: http://fluencymc.com/starter-course/ Website: http://fluencymc.com
Views: 9641 Simple English Videos
Stop doing and Stop to do - learn the difference
 
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'Stop' is a special verb in English because we can follow it with either a gerund (ing form) or infinitive. However the meaning changes. Watch the video and learn how 'stop to do' is different from 'stop doing'. This video contains clips from two great fiverr.com performers. You too can hire their services at http://fiverr.com/coreworkouts and http://fiverr.com/mr_marcus. Many thanks to both of you, guys! Great job! You can see this video with a clickable transcript at my video website: http://www.simpleEnglishvideos.com/language I'm an English teacher and I've made this video because sometimes my students find these words confusing. Let me know if you like it and would like me to make more video lessons. Also, what words, phrases or features of English would you like me to make a video about? Leave a message in the comments, or send me a video response. I'll be sure to watch it. And don't forget to visit my video website - Simple English Videos dot com. http://www.simpleEnglishvideos.com Follow me on twitter @VickiVideos so you don't miss out on future videos and subscribe to my YouTube channel.
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Pay and Prepositions: Learn English With Simple English Videos
 
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Learn some of the prepostions we use you with verb 'pay' in English and fix a very common mistake. Make sure you subscribe to this YouTube channel. https://www.youtube.com/subscription_center?add_user=vickihollettvideo Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/SimpleEnglishVideos/ Twitter: @vickivideos Visit our website to see our videos with transcripts and much more: http://www.SimpleEnglishVideos.com There you can get email updates on new videos and live classes and also download a free copy of 'Fix It', a checklist for correcting common English mistakes http://www.simpleenglishvideos.com/free-fix-it-checklist/ We would like to say a BIG thank you to Rachel of Rachel's English for appearing briefly in this video and also Kathy, who appears a lot. Make sure you follow them too! Kathy Fagan Blog: Free Range ELT http://freerangekef.blogspot.com/ Rachel's English YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/user/rachelsenglish Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/RachelsEnglish.Pronunciation/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/Rachels_English Mailing List Sign up: http://rachelsenglish.com/newsletter-sign/ Website: http://rachelsenglish.com
Views: 8081 Simple English Videos
3 ways to use 'due' to talk about the future in English
 
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Due is a useful little word that you can use in different ways to talk about the future in English We use due to talk about expected events, so if someone is expecting a baby, you can ask 'When's it due?' It means 'When is it expected?' We often use due in business to talk about money that's owed. For example we talk about when bills are due or invoices are due - so when they need to be paid. And we can also use due to talk about intangible things that we owe or are owed. For example, thanks, praise and vacation days. In the video, you'll learn these three common meanings of 'due' and see lots of examples. Our thanks are due to Craig Wealand and Fluency MC for appearing in this video. Click here to see Fluency MC's channel: https://www.youtube.com/user/collolearn Here is Carig's website where you'll find free courses and lots of other cool stuff: http://www.mansioningles.com/ And his podcast is here: https://www.inglespodcast.com/ Craig on twitter: https://twitter.com/mansiontwit Make sure you subscribe to this YouTube channel. https://www.youtube.com/subscription_center?add_user=vickihollettvideo Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/SimpleEnglishVideos/ Twitter: @vickivideos To get notified by email when we publish a new video, sign up to our mailing list: https://forms.aweber.com/form/46/1978668946.htm Visit our website to see our videos with transcripts and much more: http://www.SimpleEnglishVideos.com There you can get email updates on new videos and live classes and also download a free copy of 'Fix It', a checklist for correcting common English mistakes http://www.simpleenglishvideos.com/free-fix-it-checklist/
Views: 11484 Simple English Videos
The trickiest word in English - Quite!
 
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What's the trickiest word in English? For Vicki and Jay it's the adverb quite. Sometimes quite means the same thing in British and American English, but sometimes it's used differently. Is the meaning of quite, very or completely? It looks like a small difference but it can lead to big misunderstandings. In this video we show you - how to use quite to mean completely - how to use not quite (meaning not completely) to criticize someone gently or say you disagree. - how quite can mean very in American English, but fairly or pretty in British English - how you can often tell what the meaning of quite is depending on whether it's used with gradable or ungradable adjectives. Finally we have some advice for any American guys who are going on a date with a British girl. Don’t tell her she’s quite pretty! Make sure you subscribe to this YouTube channel. https://www.youtube.com/subscription_center?add_user=vickihollettvideo Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/SimpleEnglishVideos/ Twitter: @vickivideos To get notified by email when we publish a new video, sign up to our mailing list: https://forms.aweber.com/form/46/1978668946.htm Visit our website to see our videos with transcripts and much more: http://www.SimpleEnglishVideos.com There you can get email updates on new videos and live classes and also download a free copy of 'Fix It', a checklist for correcting common English mistakes http://www.simpleenglishvideos.com/free-fix-it-checklist/
Views: 19194 Simple English Videos
Different to, different than or different from? British and American English
 
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Do we say different to or different than? Or do we say different from? Find out in this video. You'll also learn about a British and American preposition difference. Make sure you subscribe to this YouTube channel. https://www.youtube.com/subscription_center?add_user=vickihollettvideo Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/SimpleEnglishVideos/ Twitter: @vickivideos To get notified by email when we publish a new video, sign up to our mailing list: https://forms.aweber.com/form/46/1978668946.htm Visit our website to see our videos with transcripts and much more: http://www.SimpleEnglishVideos.com There you can get email updates on new videos and live classes and also download a free copy of 'Fix It', a checklist for correcting common English mistakes http://www.simpleenglishvideos.com/free-fix-it-checklist/
Views: 5189 Simple English Videos
Say or Tell? Learn English with Simple English Videos
 
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You can see this video with a clickable transcript at our video website: http://www.SimpleEnglishVideos.com A big thank you to our all star cast for appearing in this video. Check out their channels here: Rachel's English: https://www.youtube.com/user/rachelsenglish Jason R Levine (aka Fluency MC) and Lola Levine: https://www.youtube.com/user/collolearn Kathy Fagan's blog: http://www.freerangekef.blogspot.comFollow us on twitter as @VickiVideos so you don't miss out on future videos and don't forget to subscribe to this YouTube channel. Would your school or organization like to sponsor one our videos? Contact us for more details. And students, Vicki specialises in business and professional English and provides private on-line classes. To find out more, follow this link: http://www.vickihollett.com/business-english-courses-online/
Views: 47720 Simple English Videos
Present Perfect Tense - British and American differences
 
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There aren't many differences in British and American grammar but there are some notable differences in the way we use the present perfect tense. This video is a collaboration with Jennifer ESL of English with Jennifer and together we explore how we use the words just, yet and already on each side of the Atlantic. You'll learn how we use the present perfect to talk about recent actions and give news and you'll also learn about some interesting differences in when we use the present perfect and simple past past tense. Make sure you subscribe to this YouTube channel. https://www.youtube.com/subscription_center?add_user=vickihollettvideo Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/SimpleEnglishVideos/ Twitter: @vickivideos To get notified by email when we publish a new video, sign up to our mailing list: https://forms.aweber.com/form/46/1978668946.htm Visit our website to see our videos with transcripts and much more: http://www.SimpleEnglishVideos.com There you can get email updates on new videos and live classes and also download a free copy of 'Fix It', a checklist for correcting common English mistakes http://www.simpleenglishvideos.com/free-fix-it-checklist/ We would like to say a big thank you to Jennifer for appearing in this video. Make sure you follow her too! English With Jennifer YouTube: www.youtube.com/jenniferesl Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/englishwithjenniferlebedev/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/JLebedev_ESL Website: http://www.englishwithjennifer.com/ Blog for teachers: https://englishwithjennifer.wordpress.com/
Views: 18251 Simple English Videos
British and American words for clothes (in 90 seconds)
 
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I had to learn some new words when I went shopping for clothes in the US. Here's a short video that goes through some of the different words we have for clothing in British and American English. Make sure you subscribe to this YouTube channel. https://www.youtube.com/subscription_center?add_user=vickihollettvideo Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/SimpleEnglishVideos/ Twitter: @vickivideos To get notified by email when we publish a new video, sign up to our mailing list: https://forms.aweber.com/form/46/1978668946.htm Visit our website to see our videos with transcripts and much more: http://www.SimpleEnglishVideos.com There you can get email updates on new videos and live classes and also download a free copy of 'Fix It', a checklist for correcting common English mistakes http://www.simpleenglishvideos.com/free-fix-it-checklist/
Views: 7481 Simple English Videos
Interested & Interesting: adjectives with  - ed & -ing endings
 
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You can see this video with a clickable transcript at our video website: http://www.SimpleEnglishVideos.com Many thanks to Fluency MC and Rachel of Rachel's English for appearing in this video. Check out their channels here: https://www.youtube.com/user/rachelsenglish https://www.youtube.com/user/collolearn Follow us on twitter as @VickiVideos so you don't miss out on future videos and don't forget to subscribe to this YouTube channel. Would your school or organization like to sponsor one our videos? Contact us for more details. And students, Vicki specialises in business and professional English and provides private on-line classes. To find out more, follow this link: http://www.vickihollett.com/business-english-courses-online/
Views: 31526 Simple English Videos
In time - On Time Part One: Learn English with Simple English Videos
 
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Learn how to use the expressions in time and on time in English. You'll learn their different meanings - in time means not late and on time means promptly - and you'll also see how we use them in action. We had some great comments and questions on this video so we made another one on this topic - you can see part two here: http://youtu.be/ZXWhHQ_QKQU You can see this video with a clickable transcript at my video website: http://www.simpleEnglishvideos.com/language Many thanks to Zehra, Zeynep and Jason R Levine for helping us make this video. You can see Jason's channel here http://www.youtube.com/collolearn and be sure to check out Zehra and Zeynep's Dad's channel too. http://www.youtube.com/user/turgayevren I'm an English teacher and sometimes my students find these expressions confusing. Let me know if you like it and would like me to make more video lessons. Also, what words, phrases or features of English would you like me to make a video about? Leave a message in the comments, or send me a video response. I'll be sure to watch it. And don't forget to visit our video website - Simple English Videos dot com. https://www.simpleEnglishvideos.com Follow me on twitter @VickiVideos so you don't miss out on future videos and subscribe to our YouTube channel.
Views: 12326 Simple English Videos
Take and Last: Learn English with Simple English Videos
 
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This is the third in a set of three videos. Watch these two videos first: How long does it take?: http://youtu.be/Y7DuDsnONYI How long does it last?: http://youtu.be/VMQFXrf6XqI You can see this video with a clickable transcript at our video website: http://www.SimpleEnglishVideos.com/take-or-last/ Follow us on twitter as @VickiVideos so you don't miss out on future videos and don't forget to subscribe to this YouTube channel. Would your school or organization like to sponsor one our videos? Contact us for more details. And students, Vicki specialises in business and professional English and provides private on-line classes. To find out more, follow this link: http://www.vickihollett.com/business-english-courses-online/
Views: 4642 Simple English Videos
MIND - how to use this verb in polite requests
 
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'Would you mind...?' and 'Do you mind if...?' are great ways to ask for things politely in English. But using them them correctly in conversation can be tricky? In this ESL English lesson we explore the meaning of 'mind' and how it's used in requests, and we check some grammar as well. Make sure you subscribe to this YouTube channel. https://www.youtube.com/subscription_center?add_user=vickihollettvideo Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/SimpleEnglishVideos/ Twitter: @vickivideos To stay up to date with our videos, sign up to our mailing list: https://forms.aweber.com/form/46/1978668946.htm Visit our website to see our videos with transcripts and much more: http://www.SimpleEnglishVideos.com There you can get email updates on new videos and live classes and also download a free copy of 'Fix It', a checklist for correcting common English mistakes http://www.simpleenglishvideos.com/free-fix-it-checklist/ We would like to say thank you Rachel of Rachel's English for appearing in this video. Make sure you follow her too! Rachel's English YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/user/rachelsenglish Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/RachelsEnglish.Pronunciation/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/Rachels_English Mailing List Sign up: http://rachelsenglish.com/newsletter-sign/ Website: http://rachelsenglish.com
Views: 13444 Simple English Videos
The Suffix -able: Grow Your Vocabulary with Simple English Videos
 
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Learn about the English suffix -able. Words ending in -able are probably adjectives and they often carry the meaning of something you can do. The 'a' in -able is pronounced as a schwa sound and is unstressed. This is another video in our new ESL playlist, designed to help you grow your English vocabulary fast and improve your IELTS, TOEFL and TOEIC scores. Click here for the playlist: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLwrM2Wcy_MsDXAyBxhc6iUutf_DUdpoXn (We'll be adding more videos regularly) Make sure you subscribe to this YouTube channel. https://www.youtube.com/subscription_center?add_user=vickihollettvideo Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/SimpleEnglishVideos/ Twitter: @vickivideos Visit our website to see our videos with transcripts and much more: http://www.SimpleEnglishVideos.com There you can get email updates on new videos and live classes and also download a free copy of 'Fix It', a checklist for correcting common English mistakes http://www.simpleenglishvideos.com/free-fix-it-checklist/
Views: 14107 Simple English Videos
Words that are hard to say in British and American English
 
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We're looking at more words that English learners find tricky to pronounce and comparing how we say them in British and American English. Don't you just hate the way English words are pronounced differently to the way we spell them? Don't worry, we can help. We talk about word stress, British and American differences, that tricky English th sound and lots lots more. In this video we look at how we pronounce these tricky words in English: • Chocolate • Iron • Queue • Environment • Wednesday • Sixth • Tongue • Infamous • February • Worcestershire To see our other videos on how to pronounce difficult words, click here: https://youtu.be/weWOaIF5S00 and here: https://youtu.be/ABPiXDziEfU We'd like to say a HUGE BIG thank you to all the English learners who appeared in this video. They were great fun to work with and such good sports. Make sure you subscribe to this YouTube channel. https://www.youtube.com/subscription_center?add_user=vickihollettvideo Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/SimpleEnglishVideos/ Twitter: @vickivideos To get notified by email when we publish a new video, sign up to our mailing list: https://forms.aweber.com/form/46/1978668946.htm Visit our website to see our videos with transcripts and much more: http://www.SimpleEnglishVideos.com There you can get email updates on new videos and live classes and also download a free copy of 'Fix It', a checklist for correcting common English mistakes http://www.simpleenglishvideos.com/free-fix-it-checklist/
Views: 668882 Simple English Videos
The R sound in British and American English
 
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Learn how we pronounce different R sounds in British and American English. Jay has a rhotic accent and Vicki has a non-rhotic accent. You'll hear how that affects our pronunciation of R before consonants and at the end of words. We'll help you recognize the pronunciation differences and also share some tips for making perfect R sounds in both British and American English. Make sure you subscribe to this YouTube channel. https://www.youtube.com/subscription_center?add_user=vickihollettvideo Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/SimpleEnglishVideos/ Twitter: @vickivideos To get notified by email when we publish a new video, sign up to our mailing list: https://forms.aweber.com/form/46/1978668946.htm Visit our website to see our videos with transcripts and much more: http://www.SimpleEnglishVideos.com There you can get email updates on new videos and live classes and also download a free copy of 'Fix It', a checklist for correcting common English mistakes http://www.simpleenglishvideos.com/free-fix-it-checklist/
Views: 37331 Simple English Videos