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.
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 "posterity". This is a noun which means future generations collectively.
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.
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.
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 two part video is a short lesson outlining the basics of writing a discussion essay. It is about 13 minutes long in total.
Trying to learn the English language? Then it's vital to start with the basics: the alphabet. Learning larger words won't be difficult once you understand how each letter of the alphabet is pronounced.
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.
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".
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).
Check out this instructional language video to learn how to transfer an English business call. "Telephone Talk" is a series of four short videos that deal with common English telephone situations at Fujikin. This is the first video in the series, and will show you how to transfer a call from an English speaker to someone in your office.
Find out what rapper slang really means, and learn how and when to bust it out on Sway's Hip Hop Owner's Manuel. Sway helps decode the most confusing rap lyrics in this language video. In this episode, figure out what T.I.'s really means in his lyrics: "candy on the 6-4, leather guts and fishbowl." Master these rapper slang phrases to be able to chill with the coolest rappers with this tutorial video.
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.
The future perfect tense describes a situation which is finished in the future. This video tells us how we can use future perfect tense easily. It gives us a deep insight through the grammatical aspect of future perfect tense. It shows us how to use the helping verb i.e "will" with the third form of verb to form a statement in future perfect tense. the basic formula for making a correct statement in future perfect tense is "subject + helping verb + past participle (v3). It's easy to remember ...
Yossarian the Grammarian answers your questions about gerunds and gerund phrases. Great English grammar lesson for ESL students.
In this episode you will learn useful relationship phrases and phrasal verbs (such as move in, break up, and slow down)in the English language. This video is great for advanced, intermediate, and beginner learning to speak the English as a second language (ESL).
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.
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 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...
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.
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 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...
Today's word is "alumni". This is a noun and the plural form of "alumnus" which means a graduate of a specific school.
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.
Learn how to pronounce the AA sound in American English with this ESL lesson.
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.
Today's word is "facade". This is a noun which means a face of a building or a superficial appearance.
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...
If you are learning the English language make sure to follow this video which can better explain to you how to pronounce the letter R. When speaking in the English language we may often make common errors on how to pronounce the letter R in the words we use. One tip to pronounce the letter r better is not to touch the top of our mouth with our tongue when saying the letter r. Secondly, you have to make your lips shape in a tightly rounded manner to say the letter r accurately. You could also ...
In this language tutorial video, Phil Rosenbaum interviews Australians about their favorite Aussie slang phrases. In Australia, of course the official language is English, but Australians have a rich and colorful array of expressions and slang words that they use. Check out this instructional language video and learn the meanings of several Aussie slang phrases.
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 "faux pas". This is a noun of French origin which means a social slip in etiquette or manners.
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 video, we practice describing solutions in English. For example, if the problem is that you have stomach problems, the solution is that you should go to the doctor. Should simply means a good idea or a recommendation. You could also say the solution is that you need to go to a doctor. For the next example, if your problem is that your car won't start, this means your car will not start. You could also say that your car does not start, which is a good way to describe the problem. For t...
Instantly improve your American English pronunciation by following these invaluable tips on how to speak more slowly. You'll be amazed at the difference in your speech!
In this two part episode, Jennifer uses nursery rhymes to develop a sense of rhythm in the English language. This is great for all levels of students learning English as a second language (ESL).
An English teacher shows how to use "be" able to" with modal verbs. Remember that "(be) able to" is almost the same as the modal verb "can."
Today's word is "panacea". This is a noun which means a remedy to cure all diseases or a solution for all difficulties.
In this episode you will learn how to exchange opinions in English: how to ask for it and express your own views. This video is great for advanced, intermediate, and beginner learning to speak the English as a second language (ESL).