Hot English Language & Culture How-Tos

How To: Speak with a Liverpudlian 'scouse' accent

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...

How To: Transfer a call in Telephone English

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.

How To: Decipher the rapper slang word "fishbowl"

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.

How To: Use the future perfect tense in English easily

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 ...

How To: Use "live" as a verb & adjective in English

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 ...

How To: Use "It's + adjective + infinitive" in English

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...

How To: Ask and reply to questions in English

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.

How To: Structure phrasal verbs in English

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...

How To: Use the 'stop' verb in the English language

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...

How To: Pronounce the English /r/

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 ...

How To: Use Aussie slang

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.

How To: Use the word 'got' in the English language

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

How To: Describe solutions in English

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...

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