Today's word is "inevitable". This is an adjective which means unable to be avoided.
Today's word is "aesthetic". This is both a noun and an adjective. As an adjective, it means relating to a sense of beauty.
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 ...
Today's word is "rendezvous". This is a noun and a verb. As a verb, it means to come together or meet by arrangement.
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...
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.
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).
In this episode you will be using and pronouncing words with the word "ing" in the English language. This video is great for advanced, intermediate, and beginner learning to speak the English as a second language (ESL).
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.
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).
Today's word is "benevolent". This is an adjective which means wanting to help others, or an expression of goodwill.
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.
This ESL lesson teaches you all about giving good and bad news. Learn how to express shock and prepare someone for an unhappy surprise in English with this tutorial.
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 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.
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".
Today's word is "endeavor". This is a noun as well as a verb. As a noun, it means an effort or attempt to accomplish something. As a verb, it means to strive or attempt.
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...
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.
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
Here is a useful guide to using the slash punctuation mark. Make sure you know where to appropriately place this punctuation mark, and use your slashes properly in your English writing. Use the slash punctuation mark.
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 "facade". This is a noun which means a face of a building or a superficial appearance.
The world of English is a fun and exciting place to be. Learn English with Mr. Duncan as he provides basic grammar instruction and speaks in basic English phrases. Check out this English language tutorial to learn how to ask and reply to questions in English. This language lesson is perfect for ESL students or anyone looking to improve their English skills. So watch this instructional English language video and practice asking and answering questions using English words.
Today's word is "alumni". This is a noun and the plural form of "alumnus" which means a graduate of a specific school.
This video shows to pronounce regular verbs in the past tense in English.
Today's word is "misogynistic". This is an adjective which means prejudiced against women.
Today's word is "faux pas". This is a noun of French origin which means a social slip in etiquette or manners.
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 "lyrics". This is a noun in its plural form which means words to a song.
This video is in the Language category where you will understand how the proposition "at" is used in English language. "At" is used to indicate either location or time. A few examples of using "at" for indicating location are; "I am at school", "You are at home", "She is at the store" and "They are at the park". To indicate exact time, the preposition "at" is used. A few examples are; "The movie starts at 6:15", "You have to be there at 1:30" and "Let's meet at noon". You can watch the video ...
Today's word is "entrepreneur". This is a noun which means someone who owns and manages a business, taking on financial risks to do so.
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).
Today's word is "hierarchy". This is a noun which means a system of people, organizations, or things that have ranks.
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 "hyperbole". This is a noun which means an exaggerated statement.
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 ...
In English, "supposed to" expresses obligation. Someone expects you to do something. It's an unusual form of the passive voice, but it's very important to learn. This ESL tutorial teaches you how to use "supposed to" in English. Watch this grammar how to video and you will be speaking English in no time.
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."
In this two part episode, Jennifer goes over the pronunciation of the letters "rl" in the English language. This is great for all levels of students learning English as a second language (ESL).