Hello my dear subscribers! Today I want to share my tips on learning English language I know many of you dream of having a great English language without accent and this was my dream for many years I struggled to learn things, to learn the accent. Today I want to share my most effective tips that I used to learn English language. Now the first thing You have to have a very specific goal like getting into a foreign university or getting a job with an English language employer but I know on different stages of our life we don’t have these specific goals The target is to make learning English your lifestyle. You can do it by doing many different things like the first thing you can do is super easy is just set your iPhone or android or whatever phone you’re using to English language So you’d see all of those English words every day during your life like send a message, watch a video everything should be in English Maybe you’d think you know all of those basic words but really you’d meet so many nuances you’d remember and it’ll stick to your memory and you’d be able to use them later.
The second thing you need to do is surround yourself with English I know this is very difficult. I’m from Russia and not many people speak English here. It’s not like in Finland In Finland everybody speaks perfect English. Finnish people are watching, how do you do it? That’s amazing! But in Russia not everyone speaks good English. There are some people but…
It was very difficult to surround myself with English language But now in the years of media and technology we have YouTube And it is the best thing you can do like switch on a YouTube blogger who speaks English and the best thing to do is maybe select a YouTube blogger who is coming from your country because he would still have a slight accent. I have slight Russian accent. It would be easier for you to understand him or her. It would also motivate you because you would see the person from the same background.
You’d see him speaking English language without an accent. I watch VitalyZDTv He’s from Russia but he films in English and probably you know him, he’s a prankster and he does a lot of pranks he’s amazing. If you’re from Russian speaking background, watch his video. Another thing you can do All of us have Internet and you can watch news on the Internet If you like American English, watch CNN. You can also read their articles It’s not necessary that you only watch the videos.
For British English watch BBC. And I know that some people say than news produced by their country may be biest like maybe there’s propaganda involved. This is a good motivation to watch news in English language you’d get a different view on what’s happening in your country and what’s happening in the world. For many countries this is a problem. So do that, just watch news in English. But make sure that you understand that CNN news are influenced by American culture. BBC is influenced by British culture. Having a video playing on the background for example, I’m watching English language YouTube vloggers when I’m washing up or cooking something. It’s not necessary that I listen to every single word they say but I have this English language background. It really helps. Another thing you can do. Listen to English language songs. This is the easiest part. All of us listen to, I don’t know who’s the most popular now? Justin Biber I know many of you hate him. Justin Biber, Britney Spears all of those names. Pick whoever you like There’s radio one in the United States. I love the music, I listen to it every time in the car and they have the best hits.
You can stream it online or you can download English language songs to your phone. Make sure you read the lyrics before you listrn to it. Listen to it for a couple of times. Read the lyrics and then go back to the song. You’ll be amazed how many thing you understand. When you first listen to the song if it’s a n English rap song, You’d hear you wouldn’t get what they say. But after you read the lyrics, those sounds would make sense. Would make more sense anyways. You’d get a couple of words. Please do that and if you want more details how to learn English using songs please use the link below to see how I do that and how best language schools over the world do that.
Also remember that we live in the digital age. There’re so many things you can do online. like the most basic thing Google translate When you’re translating words from English into your language. Please make sure you know how this word is pronounced in English because memory is not only our brain, memory is also our eyes, ears, senses. When you hear the word as well, you’d make greater progress remembering it. The second thing you can do when you’re googling a word try to google it in images there’s a special section in Google, called Images If you google for a word there you’d get pictures and icons of that word and that would help you remember the word.
I also use stickers like this is one of the best methods you can do place a sticker to different objects in your appratement like sofa lamp, bed. If you’re watching this video, you probably know all of these basic words But try your kitchen. like do you know what buckwheat is? oatmeal wholegrain bread All of those very specific things you’d need when you come to the States. or come to Great Britain you have to know those words. Use your kitchen as a place where you learn like I use containers for grains I just sign them with the words I need to know Another thing you can do our brain is good in remembering things in space You can also use the objects in your room for specific words and it’s not necessary to put a sticker with a word window on window You can put something like admission and then your brain would remember that on window we have something connected with a university. Admissions when you put this weird gear on your face. You use it to learn something. They put you in imaginary room where you can see the objects or words placed on different objects.
Use it in real life. Place diffrent words all over the place. There’re lots of apps you can use to learn English Duolinguo is one of the best which is basically for beginners There’s easy ten to learn just words There’re lots of youTube bloggers like me 🙂 If you like my videos or other youtube bloggers who speak English and teach you different sfuff.
When you download all the apps to your iPhone, make sure you have a screen for all of those apps So for example my first screen when I open my phone, I see this. I see all of the apps I use every day. My second screen is clear. I only have the apps I need to use. they’re connected with my work.
You can do the same with your English language apps. Place them on a separate screen, make sure it comes second and have no more than 6. When you’re waiting for somebody, pick up your phone and and try using some apps You’ll see your target, empty screen five or six apps for English and you’d basically use them to spend your time waiting. I get a lot of questions from people like what books do you recommend to read I’d say if your English is intermediate or pre-Intermediate try children books. I read Jacqueline Wilson the British author, she writes book for children age 12-14. It’s really easy to understand them. The plot is basic. She uses very easy words. Please check her. I leave a couple of books on Kindle. I’ll try and find for you. The second thing you can do is pick up a book written by a guy who speaks your language who comes from your culture.
Try to read his books in English. Translation from your own language would be simplier and you use concepts you’d understand. Maybe it’ll also work for you. The best way is to pick a book that captivates your attention the one you’d be reading. whatever happens. Like for me this book is Gone girl This is an absolutely amazing book I enjoyed reading it and and then watched a film. Watch a film first with English subtitles in English and then read a book. It’s amazing, you’ll like it. It’s a bestseller everybody in the world liked it you’d also like it. The most important thing comes last you can forget what I’ve said I’m just kidding. Right now will be the most important thing You have to talk to native speakers. Try to do it every day. At least for 5 minutes. I know an amazing company that does it My company linguatrip.com We help you connect with a person who wants to speak English he can be located anywhere in the world.
You need to do is just click a button You’d be instantly connected to that person and you’d be able to speak English to them and ask “how’s he doing today” “what’s he do for living?” “what does he do during summer holidays?” Ask him whatever you want. You can talk to him for 1 minute or you can talk for 30 minutes. It’s really up to you. Please try and do that. Let me know what you think. It’s a really great thing to do. Also you can hire a skype tutor who’s also a native speaker.
The difference between the person who wants to speak English and study with a native speaker I mean the teacher that the teacher would be explaing your mistakes and give you some grammar and vocabulary. The price would be higher but it’s good to have feedback. because when you’re just talking to a person They wouldn’t be correcting you the goal would be to make sure they understand you. Try and travel to English speaking countries try and spend your vacation in places where people speak English or speak English well like in Finland Amazing guys You can go there and they speak English. All of them. or Sweden Swedish people are good at languages. Great Britain, USA, Canada Australia, New Zealand whenever you want to go Malta Malta is a small European country where second native language is English. Try and go to Malta as well. The best thing to do is stay with a host. Stay in a host family You can book it by Airbnb or homestay.com or you can use linguatrip.com for booking language courses in country where language is spoken and also homestay we make sure hosts talk to you in English.
Hello hello hello everybody my name is Steve Ford And at this time of year a lot of people are are going to be having parties Yes it’s that festive season and I have a special lesson for you And were going to be talking about people that you would not invite To your party so let’s go Which kind of guest would you not invite? A party animal loves to party all the time A party pooper loves to ruin the party A party crasher comes on uninvited to the party A clingy guest never leaves you alone A flirt likes to seduce people A social butterfly talks to everybody for 30 seconds A wallflower is too shy to talk A performer likes to show off The first guest is a party animal This is somebody that loves parties so much They have to go to each and every single one they love to go to parties It’s their profession So if you have a party animal at your party probably they will be the last one to stay Party pooper a party pooper or a downer If somebody that is always saying something which is depressing Bringing everything and everyone down They are spoiling the party The party crasher this is somebody who is never invited to the party In the first place They just decide to drop in, visit you unexpectedly And this is somebody who often will spoil the party because they don’t fit in Yeah they don’t match with the rest of the people at the party The next one is clingy or needy guests Criimi means that it sticks to you That you can’t get rid of it it is like a glue it is sticky Or clingy So a clingy guest is somebody who’s always talking to you and then you say I Gotta go now Oh just one more last thing And they keep the conversation going and you can never get rid of them why? Because they’re clingy they are needy Flirt Is somebody who is always hitting on the guests or making a pass at the guests As they make their rounds Giving them that special look Or doing that special thing that attracts the opposite sex The texter, somebody who is texting people rather than talking to people at the party Somebody who looks like they don’t really want to be there Because they are not talking to people they are texting The social butterfly somebody who is very social and easygoing They like to make their rounds talking to everyone at the party From group to group from guest to guest To make sure that they can talk to everybody they only have 30 seconds to do it so So hi how are you? Blah, blah, blah! OK, Gotta go! The wallflower, traditionally used at a dance, a high school dance That’s the person that everybody’s on the dance floor But this person is standing off to the side and they don’t really want to talk to anybody Because they are shy The show off this is somebody that wants to be the center of attention So they could maybe take some dance classes and try to show off Their new dancing skills with their dancing partner It could be somebody who plays a musical instrument It could be somebody just wants to make a speech and gets up on the table So I hope you enjoyed all of these different kinds of guests that maybe you would not invite To your next party I hope that you all have a wonderful festive season this holiday season And I look forward to seeing you all in all our next English lesson Bye for now
Mom! What’s for breakfast today? Honey. I’ve made you some pancakes and bacon. Okay, cool. Have you fried the bacon or roasted it? I roasted it. Oh! I’m so tired of eating roasted bacon. Can you fry it today please? No, fried bacon is not healthy. Who cares about health? I love fried bacon! Okay, I’ll fry it next time, alright? Hey! Did you finish eating your breakfast yet? No, not yet. Do you have something to drink? Yeah, sure! What do want orange juice or milk? I’d like some hot milk with chocolate. Do you have any chocolate syrup? Let me check. I might have it. Okay. Nope, there’s no chocolate syrup or powder. Oh! Then I’ll just go with orange juice. Here you are. I’m traveling to the UK next month. Okay, do you know what to order for breakfast when you’re there? No. What? An English Breakfast. What’s an English Breakfast? Oh, that’s what they call their traditional breakfast. It’s huge. It has bacon, eggs, coffee, tomatoes, mushrooms and toast.
Really? No way! Who can eat all of that? What do you usually eat for breakfast then? It’s cereals in a bowl of milk. Well, we’re in America! Hello. What would you like to order? What is today’s special for breakfast? Well, we have a combination of ham and cheese sandwich, and hot milk with the muffin. And what else? And Fruit Loops with milk and scrambled eggs with bread toast. I’ll go with the second one. You mean Fruit Loops with milk and scrambled eggs with bread toast? Yes, that. Could you make it fast, please? I need to leave for my office. Okay, sure. Thanks! What’s for breakfast today? I’ve made you some pancakes and bacon. Did you finish eating breakfast yet? What do want orange juice or milk? I’d like some hot milk with chocolate. Do you have any chocolate syrup? What’s an English Breakfast? It has bacon, eggs, coffee, tomatoes, mushrooms and toast.
We have a combination of ham and cheese sandwich, and hot milk with the muffin. And Fruit Loops with milk and scrambled eggs with bread toast..
Hey everyone welcome back to my channel this is Dori I am a teacher of English and today we’re going to talk about how to write complex sentences as you know in your writing you’re asked to write complex sentences and this is really important for your IELTS marking. The thing is that most of you try to write in a complex way but this eventually comes against you because you end up making too many mistakes. So, if you are not 100% sure that what you’re writing is correct then better not to write it all better be simple than sorry right however, today I’m going to show you how to write complex sentences and be correct at the same time first things first what do we mean by saying a simple sentence a simple sentence is a sentence that consists of the subject the person that does something and a verb for example Mary the subject and “is” the verb another example the dog the subject and ate the verb okay that’s it! these are just simple sentences that are made up by a verb and a subject.
These sentences can totally stand on their own that’s why we call them independent because they don’t need anything else! Now, a very important punctuation tip! when you have two or more simple sentences together you never use a comma between them for example if you have these three sentences are simple sentences okay you can never connect them with a comma: this is wrong instead we use a semi-colon between them Keep that in mind not only for your IELTS writing but also for your academic studies Now, what is a compound sentence again nothing to confuse you: a compound sentence consists of two or more simple sentences independent sentences together but this time they are not connected with a semicolon but they are connected with another linking word for example another example These connecting words that connect two simple sentences together in order to form a compound sentence are called fanboys in grammar because it is very easy for you to remember them in this way for example if you put the word fanboys in a vertical way then you have “for” “and” “nor” “but” “or” “yet” and “So” of course there are more linking words that you can use but these are the most commonly used and it is very easy for you to remember them in this way now what is a complex sentence? A complex sentence consists of a simple sentence again and a sentence that cannot stand on its own that is a dependent sentence okay for example as you can see in this example Mary is unhappy can totally stand on its own but the dependent sentence because the cake is not tasty cannot stand on its own it doesn’t make sense it needs the simple sentence in order to make sense right so in a complex sentence simple and dependent sentences are connected together with a linking word and usually a comma These linking words are there are numerous of them, so let’s see another example Now let’s use what we’ve just learnt in order to make IELTS Task2 level examples.
So we will take random simple sentences together these could be your notes. For example, Okay now we can take these simple sentences and we can make a single complex sentence for example So we took our random notes our simple sentences and we formed a single complex sentence: we connected the first two sentences with the word “and” and we made a compound sentence and then we used connecting words and made the other two sentences dependent this is very useful when you have written down ideas in your notes with reasons and examples and you don’t know how to connect them together in a single paragraph and of course in a more complex way
Hello my friends and welcome to Practice English with Paul. Today it’s Cambridge FCE preparation. Many people on YouTube have asked for my help and I’m going to answer your calls. I’m going to give you my advice and I’m going to make videos everything about FCE. Now, we are going to start with my Top Tips for Passing FCE Reading. I’m sure many of you have looked for advice online. And you saw things like ‘read instructions carefully, pay attention to the time limits, be relaxed, enjoy the experience. Well, thank you, but no, thanks. I mean it’s not the most helpful advice. Students want to know how to pass the tasks. And I’m going to give you my advice. And if you follow my advice, it’s going to make a difference between failing and passing with an ‘A’. As simple as that. But before we have a look at my wonderful tips, let’s take a look at what the FCE exam or the reading part of the exam actually looks like and then we’ll come back.
So here we are my friends, we have reading and use of English part 5. It’s the 1st one out of the 3. As you can see, it looks quite large, but it’s really not that bad to be honest. We have 6 multiple choice questions below with 4 options: A,B,C,D. If I scroll back up, I’d like to point out that question 1 will be somewhere around the 1st paragraph, and questions 6 will be somewhere towards the end. I know it seems obvious but I’m trying to draw your attention to that the questions are not mixed up so it kind of follow the logical order. Let’s move on to the next one. So we have part 6. As you can see text and we have 6 sentences that have been removed. If we have a look at the options here you’ll see that there are 7.
So one of them we don’t need which is very kind of Cambridge because they are trying to confuse us. But that’s how they test our English. Generally I find that students don’t like this one because if you get 2 wrong answers in say 37-38 you can mess up the entire task to be honest. That’s why students don’t like it, but again I’m going to make some videos on each one on each task and I’m going to explain strategies for completing them successfully so don’t worry. So let’s move on to part 7. I like part 7. We have 10 statements here as you can see numbered 43 to 52.
And we have here normally 4 paragraphs sometimes 5 but here for some reason we have 6. It’s not very common to find 6 but basically what you do is as you read these paragraphs you have to say which statement is found in which paragraph. This could be D, this could be A, this could be D, B,C … whatever. I tend to tell students to complete this reading task first because you can really mess it up so dedicate your time to this one.
I’m going to make a video on how to successfully pass this one because I have some very good strategies. So that’s it. OK. It’s fairly obvious. It takes about on average 30 minutes or so to complete these 3 tasks. Students tend to complete Use of English pretty quickly. So they end up having more time to do the reading anyway. So, let’s go back to the studio. So welcome back, let’s have a look at number 1. Now, I know it’s obvious but pay attention to detail in question as well as the text. For example, in part 6 where you have sentences to put into the paragraphs look for those grammatical connections.
If in the last part of the paragraph it’s singular, the answer is not going to be plural. It’s not going to have a plural pronoun. It doesn’t grammatically work. If, for example, in the part 5 the question has some time relating to the past and in the text it’s going to be present, that’s probably not going to be the answer. You have to really look for the contextual and grammatical connections so you need to learn to be analytical. You need to analyze the language and play with it because so many students make basic mistakes that when we correct the tasks they go: ‘oh yeah, that was answer A’.
And I say: ‘why did you choose it?’ [Students say:] ‘I wasn’t careful enough. Because it said ‘he’ in the questions and the text said ‘she’. I needed to read further.’ [I say:] ’Exactly, be careful.’ Number 2: Distractors. I hate these things. Distractors come from the verb ‘to distract’. The FCE exam and actually all Cambridge exams try to confuse you. They try to point you in that direction to get it wrong and so the idea is: if you know English well enough then you know not to get distracted and you know to kind of analyze the detail and go ‘aha, it’s answer A.’ And so for example, in a question you might have 4 options and you might see these 4 options in the text but the questions might say ‘he’ but in the text it’s … ‘she, she, she, he’. Ah, the last one and therefore, of course it’s answer D. So you know, don’t answer the 1st point that you come across, be careful, pay attention and don’t let yourself get distracted.
Confidence and being focused is the key here. Number 3: so many students make mistakes with this. It’s unbelievable. Don’t make a story out of nothing. So many students, every course, they have done this. What that means, if you reading a text and the text says: ‘John and Marry have been happy together their entire lives.’ And a student goes: ‘oh, it’s answer A, because they are married.’ And I say to the student: ‘where in the text does it say that they are married?’ ‘Well, that’s what it means because they have been happy together their entire lives.’ But together can mean as work colleagues, as best friends. [Student says:]‘But no, it means that they are married.’ Sorry, that’s your understanding but does it say in the text that they are married? No. Then that’s not the answer. Because the word ‘married’ or any synonym of being married is not there, so that’s not the answer. Again, don’t fall for that trap. You need imagination for FCE speaking, for the writing, but not for this. The language is there or it’s not. It’s as simple as that.
And again if you have been practicing and studying hard enough, your English will be good enough to understand that. Number 4: read as much as you can in preparation for the FCE exam. You can’t just go to the FCE without having read nothing. It’s not going to happen. It will not happen at all. Now, I like BBC online materials, but when you read online news, articles, don’t just read the news, read culture, environment, technology, sport, get used to reading different bits of vocabulary from different genres that way you’ll really build up your reading skills and it’s very important.
Also I like these little books: these are called the “Oxford Bookworms.” I’ve mentioned this in some other videos. This one actually comes with CDs to also help your listening. And again this one is for upper-intermediate. You can get advanced, super-advanced. You can find these on http://amazon.com or go to Oxford University Press’s website. I’ll put the address down below. So you can check it out and you can find these yourself and it’s not difficult to find. Just read, read, read and read. And don’t forget when you’re preparing to do the FCE reading you need an FCE Trainer or Practice Tests.
You really need to practice as much as you can. And the last one my friends: follow my videos on techniques to pass each part of the exam. I’m about to make some other videos on FCE reading to help you for the specific parts and my techniques. Subscribe, so you don’t miss any, give a thumbs-up, write your comments below. Maybe you would like to see something very very soon, rather than wait few weeks later and I’ll happily reply and I’ll see what I can do. So my friends, it’s the 8th of March today, if you celebrate Woman’s Day whichever country you are in, Happy Woman’s Day. Take care, I’m now going to watch some kitten and puppy videos on YouTube. Goodbye..
Hello everyone! This is Andrew from Crown Academy of English and today we are going to do a listening exercise. So this will help you improve your listening skills. So let’s get started. So let’s just have a look at the plan for the lesson. So first of all, we will start with some vocabulary. So I will explain about three words to you. There are three words which are important to know for this lesson… and then I will show you the questions. So you will be able to read the questions before the listening exercise starts okay… and then I will play you the …. the text. I will… you will listen to the news report okay. So it is a news report that you’re going to hear. So I will let you listen to it okay…
And if necessary you can listen to it a second time. You will have the opportunity to rewind… to rewind the news report.. to listen to it a second time if necessary. And then I will give you the answers to the questions and then I will show you the transcript or the text. So you will be able to read what you listen to okay. So do not worry. There will NOT be any subtitles during the listening exercise okay because that would be cheating! But do not worry, there will be captions… you will be able to see the text AFTER the exercise ok? So do not worry. There is..there are subtitles AFTER the listening exercise. Ok.. let’s carry on. So the vocabulary – The first word is “gig” Now this is a “gig” here.
So a gig is a concert – a pop … usually a pop concert or a rock concert okay. So gig… you could for example say “Last night I went to the Michael Jackson gig.” or “to the Madonna gig” okay. So it is used for pop music or rock music. You would not say “gig” for classical music. If it was classical music, you would just say it was a concert. “truck” – ok, so what is a truck? Well this is a truck. Okay so it is a vehicle for transporting heavy goods. So… this is a truck here … now “truck” is British English and also American English ok? But in British English, there is also another word for “truck”. So in British English, this is also called a “lorry” … ok? So British English this is a “truck” or a “lorry” but in American English it is only a “truck” … they only really say “truck” for this. Okay next word… “audience” – So what is an audience? Well an “audience” is ….
The word that we give to people who are watching a show or listening to a show. So for example, on this picture, the people in blue… the blue people… that is the “audience” Ok? So the show is the person in red – they are watching a show and they are the “audience” They make up the “audience” And so, for example, if they went to the theatre, the audience would sit in these seats here…. okay so the audience is the word given to the people who are watching a show. Very important to note that the word “audience” is only ever singular… ok. It is NEVER a plural word. So you never say “audiences” okay. So although there are several people in the audience, the word itself… the word “audience” is only singular. Ok, so that is the end of the vocabulary. I am now going to give you the questions. So these are the questions that you must answer during the listening test.
So the first question is: 1) How old is the singer ? So you have to give me the age of a singer. Question two: What did the singer say to the audience? Question three: Why was Harel disappointed? Harel is a person. Harel is a person … so… Question four: Complete the sentence. So you will hear a sentence and I want you to give me the last five words of the sentence. So, the beginning of the sentence you … you will hear “In an interview with the BBC, Paul said ‘It was very exciting.’ …and then you will hear five words and I want you to tell me what those five words are. Question 5: When did the singer surprise his fans in New York? And the last question. Question 6: Who had the idea for these surprises? Okay so that is the end of the questions. So you are now going to hear the the listening exercise okay? So get ready…. I’m going to start it…. NOW! (END) Okay, so that is the end of the listening erm.. okay… so if you would like to listen to that again, then you can click here on the screen and it will go back and you can listen to it again.
OR if you have finished, and you would like to continue, you can just wait 10 seconds for the answers and I’ll give you the answers in 10 seconds. So, click here to go back and listen again or just wait 10 seconds……. Ok, let’s go on and I will give you the answers to the questions. So here are the questions. Question 1 – How old is the singer? Well the singer he is 71. 71 years old. Question 2 – “What did the singer say to the audience?” Well he said “Thank you very much.
Okay now, back to work!” Question 3 – “Why was Harel disappointed?” Well he was disappointed because the singer… because Paul McCartney… he only sang four songs. And “Complete the words below. In an interview with the BBC, Paul said ‘It was very exciting. It felt like a dream.’ “It felt like a dream.” Question 5 – “When did the singer surprise his fans in New York?” Last week. So he was in New York… he gave a surprise performance last week. And the last question… “Who had the idea for these surprises?” The answer is: His daughter. His daughter who is called Stella. Okay, so that is the end of the exercises. There are the answers and I will now play you the listening exercise a last time and I will display the text on the screen for you so that you can see the text on the screen. So here we go! Okay, so that is the end of the listening. So as you can see here in the second paragraph, it tells us that before the concert, he announced it on Twitter.
So Twitter is a messaging service on the Internet. So I’m going to show you the message that he.. that Paul McCartney wrote on Twitter: So here we are. This is the actual …. original message. So this is a true story! This happened last week. It happened on the 18th of October. You can see the date here. He wrote this on the 18th of October… so just last week. And so you if you go to his Twitter account, @PaulMcCartney, you can see this message there. So he wrote “I’m getting ready to pop up in Covent Garden at 1 pm today. Oh baby!” So “oh baby!” just means he’s very excited! And this is an expression…
To “pop up” … so “to pop up”, it means to appear … to appear. So this is very informal English … okay … so to “pop up” means to appear. I am preparing to appear in Covent Garden.” And.. Covent Garden is a very famous square in the centre of London. Okay? So, there we go. That is the end of the lesson. I hope you enjoyed it. If you would like to subscribe to my channel, then you can click here on the screen… and here are 2 other videos which might interest you. So you can click on the screen here or here if you would like to see one of these other videos. So this one is comparing the difference between the word “all” and “every” and this one is comparing the words “borrow” and “lend” because these words often cause confusion to people. So this is a lesson to explain when you should use the word “borrow” and when you should use the word “lend” Alright? And I have a new Twitter account so if you would like to follow me on Twitter, then here is my Twitter account.
And I give little vocabulary lessons everyday. I give you some advice on learning English. So on Twitter, I write probably 1 or 2 messages every day. Okay so that is the end of the lesson. I hope you enjoyed it. Thank you very much for watching. This is Andrew from Crown Academy of English. Bye bye and I will see you next time :-).
Hello everybody. This is Justin Time and Ralph MacBook from EnglishClip.com Say hello, Ralph. Hello, everybody. Today we are going to show you some different ways to make better sentences. Here we go. Yes, that’s very important. Here is a writer that is not being kind to his readers. He’s not giving much information. That’s right, Ralph. And as you can see, the writer is very happy because he can see his cat in his mind. But the reader doesn’t know what to think. Yes, he’s just guessing. And the reader is getting information really slowly. Oo’ecky, Justin. Yes, we haven’t got a happy reader here.
Oh, he’s got it. Hang on. Hang on. Don’t start celebrating yet. The reader’s still not happy. Let’s have a look at some of the problems with these sentences. The grammar is okay. Yeah, but they’re very short and they give the information very slowly Start stop. Start stop. Start stop. Readers don’t like that. And we’ve got a lot of repeated words. We’ve got 4 x it, 2 x is, 2 x has. Yeah, I see what you mean, Justin. Ralph, do you think you could put all that information in one sentence? I’ll give it a try. Let’s see. That’s great, Ralph. Thank you very much. Just look at problems. All gone away It makes it very hard for the reader.
Yeah, and it’s very slow to get information. Only 12 words in one sentence. Yeah, and it’s all one idea in one sentence. That’s great! Yes, information. That’s what we need. What important things, Justin? These things, Ralph. Okay, let’s just take a look at some sentences and try to make them better. Ralph? Yeah, er, sure. Sorry, you took me by surprise there. Yeah, that’s good. Nice one Ralph! More information too. How about this one? And this? Spot on, Ralph! Very nice. More information and smooth. How about this one? Yeah, nice and smooth that one. Why didn’t you add any more information, Ralph? I just think there is enough information in that sentence. We don’t want to over do it, do we? Well, that’s very true because if we put too much information in the sentence, then it becomes very difficult to read again.
Yeah, that’s right. Three or four bits of information in a sentence is good. Yes, you’re right. Ok let’s have a look at some other ways of making sentences better. What do you mean related ideas, Justin? Well, it’s two ideas that are about the same thing really. You’ll see. Now, there is no need to be afraid of using these words. Trust me. Let’s take a look at some examples. Yeah, two things done at almost the same time. Yes, the good and the bad about the bike. What he did, with the result. The problem and the reason for the problem. Ok, let’s work on a few examples using these words.
Very good, Ralph. Fantastic, Ralph! More information and more interesting vocabulary too! Let’s look at some important points to remember. Justin. Yes, what is it, Ralph? I’ve got some great quotes from famous writers. Can I read them out? Yeah, sure Ralph. Great idea! That is so true, Ralph. If you read a lot, you will see how to write. Yes, Ralph. That’s a fact. If you write something, read it again the next day and try to make it better for your readers. How many times did you rewrite this presentation, Justin? Oh, about 10 times, Ralph. 10 times! Well, I had to think very carefully about my readers. I want them to understand everything. If I put a word that is too difficult in, they will stop listening and not learn anything. Yeah, I see what you mean. You’re right. I hope this video will help you to make better sentences and happier readers! For more English self-study fun, stop by EnglishClip.com.