A lot of the English you hear in the real world isn't taught in the classroom. In this ESL tutorial you will learn how to pronounce "ry" at the end of a word. Watch this how to video and you will be speaking English in no time.
Paul, an English teacher, gives a lesson on the difference between the word "live" as a verb and as an adjective. To make to "v" sound when saying the word, the lower lip has to touch the teeth. "Live" as verb is an action, so you say "I live in Minneapolis". The singular form is "live," and the plural form is "lives". Live" as an adjective is a describing word, so you say "Live TV is fun". "Live"" as an adjective describes the subject of a sentence. "Live" as an adjective can mean something ...
This tutorial tells us about using helping verbs with the simple form. It also gives us information on the differences between the present, past and future tenses.
Today's word is "amicable". This is an adjective which means friendly or peaceful.
A video that is essentially a part of series of videos, that deal with teaching indirect speech basics to intermediate and above level English language learners.
In this episode you will learn how to pronounce questions correctly in the English language. This video is great for advanced, intermediate, and beginner learning to speak the English as a second language (ESL).
In this video, we learn how to use "It's + adjective + infinitive" in English. To form these sentences, you will use the pattern that is stated above. This is very common in the English language, and you can put whatever you want into the sentence as the infinitive. You can change this from "it's hard to do" to It's not hard to do" to "it's easy to do". You can also make something negative, by giving it the prefix "im", which would change "possible" to "impossible". You can also ad in "un" to...
Today's word is "faux pas". This is a noun of French origin which means a social slip in etiquette or manners.
Being is a word that can be hard to master for English as a Second Language speakers. It can be used as a gerund, or in present or past continuous tenses.
This ESL lesson talks about friends and friendship. Friendship is very important to being a happy and fulfilled person. This language tutorial teaches you how to describe your friends in English. Learn American and British words and phrases to describe your best companions with this how to video.
In this English language tutorial we look at fear and being afraid. There are many words to convey the emotion of fear and anxiety. This ESL lesson teaches you how to talk about your fear and the names of some common phobias.
Today's word is "alumni". This is a noun and the plural form of "alumnus" which means a graduate of a specific school.
In this English tutorial we look at fame and words connected with it. There are many words to describe a person who is famous or a "star." This ESL video lesson teaches you how to talk about well known people in the English language.
Many of my students have problems pronouncing the soft i. This ESL how to video explains how your mouth should move for the soft i and the hard e. You'll never say beach when you mean bitch again. Watch this how to video and you'll be speaking proper English in no time.
Accents are not only fun but attractive too, when done properly, at least. Work on your Irish accent, practicing the inflection and sound of consonants and vowels. Impress your friends with your new accent.
In this video it is explained how to use the words "got" "got to" and "gotta'". "Got" is the past tense of the word " get". Sometimes Americans say "have got" in place of "have" or "got" in place of "have". For example there is a sentence "I've got my wallet". Some Americans say "I have my wallet" and some may say "I got my wallet". All of them are correct. "Gotta'" is used in place of "have got to". For example there is a sentence" I have got to go". Some Americans may say
The verb "stop" in the English language can be used with a gerund and an infinitive. The word "stop" has different meanings depending on how it's used. Look at the sentence, "I stopped eating fast food." Stopped is used in the past tense and eating is a gerund, or a word that describes an activity and functions as a noun. Look at the sentence, "I stopped to eat some fast food." In that sentence, there is an infinitive. The first sentence means I no longer eat fast food. The second sentence me...
Learning American English is often difficult when faced with two words of similar spelling or sound. This is certainly true in the case of "we're" and "were".
This two part video is a short lesson outlining the basics of writing a discussion essay. It is about 13 minutes long in total.
Today's word is "aesthetic". This is both a noun and an adjective. As an adjective, it means relating to a sense of beauty.
In this six part episode, Jennifer goes over the pronunciation of the letter "L" in the English language. This is great for all levels of students learning English as a second language (ESL).
Today's word is "facade". This is a noun which means a face of a building or a superficial appearance.
Today's word is "extraordinary". This is an adjective which means exceptional and beyond what is ordinary or mediocre.
In this episode, Jennifer goes over common phrases in the English language related to the kitchen. This is great for all levels of students learning English as a second language (ESL).
Today's word is "misogynistic". This is an adjective which means prejudiced against women.
Today's word is "vehement". This is an adjective which means being intense in one's conviction or decision about something. For example, you can say, "My brother and his wife are vehement about adopting a baby from Iraq."
Today's word is "scenario". This is a noun which means an imagined sequence of events.
Today's word is "queue". This is both a verb and a noun. As a noun, it means a line of people waiting their turn.
Today's word is "hyperbole". This is a noun which means an exaggerated statement.
In words like bottle and mitten, the "t" really isn't a "t" sound; it is more of a "d" sound or a very fast "t" sound. Practice the "t" sound with the words button, carton, brighten, tighten, fatten, eaten, rotten, matter, butter, flutter, water, bottle, settle, and metal. In American English, the "t" sound is very difficult to hear in some words. An example of this is the word butter, where the "t" sounds more like a "d." Remember, the way people speak English in the United States is differe...
The presenter, Ms. Jennifer explains how compound words are formed from phrasal verbs. With examples she explains how the meaning and pronunciation differs when compound words are formed from phrasal verbs. She explains the difference between 'show' and 'show off' by showing her collection of fans, and showing off with one of her beautiful fan from Japan. Then she explains the difference between 'show off' and 'show-off', giving examples and makes the listeners clear about compound nouns also...
In this episode you learn how to ask for the time. This video is great for advanced, intermediate, and beginner learning to speak the English as a second language (ESL).
In this episode learn common phrases used in business negotiations in the English language. This video is great for advanced, intermediate, and beginner learning to speak the English as a second language (ESL).
It's time for another great grammar lesson with the Grammarian, Yossarian! In this tutorial, you'll actually be attempting to test your abilities and have to parse a sentence.
This how to video describes how to properly use the word "like." Since "like" is one of the most misused words in the English language this is great for anyone who is not an English professor. The author begins by describing what types of words you can use the word "like" with and then he presents numerous examples for its correct usage. The video itself will only take about two and a half minuets of your time and will greatly improve your speaking skills.
Learn how to pronounce the AA sound in American English with this ESL lesson.
Learn how to speak English with falling and rising intonation or cadence. This is a lesson in four parts.
This video tutorial is in the Language category which will show you how to describe problems in English. When describing problems in English, many people use the word trouble. When you frame a question, you can frame it in the present or the present continuous tense. For example; what do you have trouble with or what are you having trouble with? Similarly, when you answer the question you can use the present or the present continuous tense. Examples of this are; I have trouble with my car or ...
Destroy filler words, overcome stuttering, speak smoothly, improve enunciation, and get better at public speaking all around with just marbles and your mouth! This video is best for people learning to reduce stuttering or students learning English as a second language (ESL).
In this two part episode, Jennifer shows you how to develop your awareness of the natural rhythm in English. Learn to pause naturally by grouping your words into thoughts, also called thought groups. This is great for all levels of students learning English as a second language (ESL).