A lot of the English you hear in the real world isn't taught in the classroom. This ESL how to video teaches you the pronunciation of the letter "R" in English. The letter "R" is not rolled in English like it is in many other languages. Watch this tutorial and you will be speaking English in no time.
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.
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 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 "hyperbole". This is a noun which means an exaggerated statement.
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".
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.
Today's word is "aesthetic". This is both a noun and an adjective. As an adjective, it means relating to a sense of beauty.
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.
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 ...
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.
Can you speak like the Beatles? Not bloody likely! Well, you CAN learn to speak with a Liverpudlian accent IF you check out this video and wrap your head and tongue around the words. This accent is a wonderful one and recognized around the world as the dialect spoken by the Fab 4. It almost sounds Scottish, but it's 100% working class England. John Lennon had the best example out of the Beatles of this accent, with George Harrison coming second. Paul and Ringo did not have particularly good L...
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
Today's word is "rendezvous". This is a noun and a verb. As a verb, it means to come together or meet by arrangement.
Check out this instructional video to learn how to introduce yourself in English in a business situation. "Social English" is a series of four short videos that deal with common face-to-face English situations at Fujikin. This is the first video in the series and will show you how to introduce yourself to an English speaker.
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...
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).
Today's word is "faux pas". This is a noun of French origin which means a social slip in etiquette or manners.
In this video, we learn how to speak English by changing the structure of phrasal verbs. Phrasal verbs can be transitive or intransitive, which means followed or not followed by an object. Transitive phrasal verbs can be separable or inseparable, which means the object can come between the verb and a particle. With a phrasal verb that is separable, pronouns as direct object must be placed between the verb and its particle. Examples of this include: children put on costumes, children put costu...
This is a tutorial segment of Double comparatives of English Grammar. In this lesson, the instructor is explaining about how to express a cause and an effect in a easier way with examples. She says that it’s the relationship where one thing makes a change on another or one factor say for example sunshine, produce a result in another by making us to feel happy. Comparative forms are used to express a cause and effect. Words like brighter, happier are examples for that. For example, in the sent...
An English teacher shows how to make the present perfect tense in the form of a question.
Today's word is "fervor". This is a noun which means great enthusiasm.
In this episode you will learn how to discuss food you like and dislike and how to express quantities in the English language.
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.
Today's word is "panacea". This is a noun which means a remedy to cure all diseases or a solution for all difficulties.
Today's word is "hierarchy". This is a noun which means a system of people, organizations, or things that have ranks.
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...
Today's word is "status quo". This is a noun which means the existing state or condition.
This video shows us how to describe the situations that are opposite of the future perfect tense. Here it is shown how to describe the situations that did or did not happen in the past using would, have and past participle. He gives us 3 very good examples that are describing such situations. In these examples he describes a situation which happened in the past which is actually a negative and uses a fact that is described in the present tense to give the reason why that situation ended in a ...
In this ESL lesson, an American English teachers shows you how to use "be going to," "be able to," "have to," and "ought to" in the passive voice. These are examples of idiomatic modal verbs in the passive voice. Watch this how to video and you will be speaking English in no time.
Today's word is "gratuitous". This is an adjective which means free or complimentary. It can sometimes mean unnecessary as well.
Today's word is "despot". This is a noun which means a tyrant or someone who abuses his power.
This ESL tutorial shows how to make yes-no questions in the passive voice in the present perfect tense. The passive voice un the present perfect tense uses have or has + subject + been + past participle. Watch this how to video and you'll be speaking English in no time.
Today's word is "reticent". This is an adjective which means not revealing one's thoughts, or being reserved.
Today's word is "virtuoso". This is a noun which means an expert, often in music.
Today's word is "gregarious". This is an adjective which means sociable or living in a group.
Today's word is "pause". This is both a noun and a verb. As a verb, it means to stop an action temporarily.
Today's word is "alumni". This is a noun and the plural form of "alumnus" which means a graduate of a specific school.
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...