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Study English – Series 2, Episode 11: Mangroves

{“en”:”Hello. I’m Margot Politis. Welcome to Study English, IELTS preparation. On Study English today, we’ll talk about the language of speculation and take a look at identifying the future tense. Speculating about the future is a very important language skill for the IELTS speaking test. But first, let’s watch today’s story. We’ll visit a mangrove forest where we’ll meet one of the more interesting animals that calls the forest home – the goanna, and a new animal – the cane toad – that might be threatening the mangrove goanna. Possibly because it’s very hard to get into the mangroves all year round, especially in the wet season when there’s a lot of water. This site’s one of the only spots where you can get in without a boat all year round so that’s why we chose it. Are cane toads likely to come into mangrove mud flats like this? It’s probable that they’ll come in small numbers, but from radio tracking these goannas it looks like the mangrove goannas will head out onto the flood plain and they do seem to eat frogs so it’s possible that when the cane toads arrive here on the flood plain in big numbers the goannas will eat them.

So it’s possible there’ll be an impact. We expect that most of the goannas are going to eat a cane toad and die, but we’re just hoping that some of them, even a small proportion, won’t be interested in eating a toad and they’re the ones that will be living to pass on their genes and hopefully bring numbers of goannas back up, eventually. So the scientists aren’t sure what will happen in the future. When we’re trying to ‘predict the future’ – or speculate about what might happen – we have several language choices. Let’s put together a list of our options. First, we have verbs. We could use verbs like: guess suppose imagine think suspect or hope Second, we can use modal verbs. For example: may will would might or could Or, we can use conditionals like if: For example: If I pass the exam I will buy myself a new DVD. Other conditionals use similar constructions like this: If, I might, or If, I could We might also use discourse markers to speculate about the future.

Some examples are: perhaps maybe hopefully possibly or even: you never know And, finally, we can use adjectives. It’s likely that it’s unlikely that, or it’s possible that So here’s our list of choices: We can talk about the future using: verbs modal verbs conditionals discourse markers or adjectives Now, let’s hear some of these in practice. Listen to James Smith talking about what might happen to the cane toads and goannas. It’s probable that they’ll come in small numbers, but from radio tracking these goannas it looks like the mangrove goannas will head out onto the flood plain and they do seem to eat frogs so it’s possible that when the cane toads arrive here on the flood plain in big numbers the goannas will eat them.

So it’s possible there’ll be an impact. He says, ‘it looks like’ the mangrove goannas will head out. When discussing the future, there are many verbs we can use. For example: it looks like it seems I expect I hope I imagine or I suspect. These verbs are followed by future tense constructions. In our example James says: It looks like the mangrove goannas will head out. He uses the future tense, ‘will’, to say what the goannas will do in the future. Let’s hear more from James: We expect that most of the goannas are going to eat a cane toad and die, but we’re just hoping that some of them, even a small proportion, won’t be interested in eating a toad and they’re the ones that will be living to pass on their genes and hopefully bring numbers of goannas back up, eventually.

James says: We expect that most of the goannas are going to eat a cane toad. Expect is the verb. And are going to eat uses the future tense to predict what will happen. James also uses discourse markers. He says that if goannas don’t eat toads then this will hopefully bring numbers of goannas back up. Discourse markers like hopefully, maybe, possibly or probably can all be used to speculate about the future. They can also give us an idea about what the speaker thinks. James hopes the goannas will survive. The final item on our list was adjectives. Listen to how James uses adjectives to speculate about the future. It’s probable that they’ll come in small numbers, but from radio tracking these goannas it looks like the mangrove goannas will head out onto the flood plain and they do seem to eat frogs so it’s possible that when the cane toads arrive here on the flood plain in big numbers the goannas will eat them.

So it’s possible there’ll be an impact. James says: It’s probable, and It’s possible These are examples of using adjectives to show that the speaker is talking about something that ‘might’ happen in the future. James is speculating about things that ‘might’ happen. In English, we can also say it’s likely. So we can have: It’s probable the cane toads will come. It’s possible the cane toads will come. or, It’s likely the cane toads will come. In each of these cases, we use the future tense – will come. In English we have to decide which tense to use when referring to things that might happen in the future. English uses three verb forms when referring to future actions – the simple future, the present continuous and the future continuous. We can use the simple future – that’s will plus a verb – there will be. We can also use 2 forms of the present continuous – either the auxiliary verb to be plus the present participle, or the auxiliary verb going to with a main verb. Finally we can use the future continuous – will plus the auxiliary verb to be plus the present participle.

Listen for the future tenses in this clip: We expect that most of the goannas are going to eat a cane toad and die, but we’re just hoping that some of them, even a small proportion, won’t be interested in eating a toad and they’re the ones that will be living to pass on their genes and hopefully bring numbers of goannas back up, eventually. There were three examples in that clip.

Are going to Wont’ be and Will be Did you hear them? Listen again. We expect that most of the goannas are going to eat a cane toad and die, but we’re just hoping that some of them, even a small proportion, won’t be interested in eating a toad and they’re the ones that will be living to pass on their genes and hopefully bring numbers of goannas back up, eventually. He says: Some cane toads ‘will be living’ to pass on their genes. Will be living uses the future continuous tense.

He also says: Are going to eat. That uses the present continuous tense. The present continuous tense is used to describe actions in the immediate future that are definite or planned. A good example of the present continuous tense is: What are you doing tonight? I’m going to see a film. And that’s all for Study English today. Let’s take a look back at the things we’ve talked about. First, we looked at the language of speculation – the language you use to talk about things that might happen in the future. We saw examples of Verbs Modal verbs Conditionals Discourse markers and Adjectives Then, we looked at examples of future tenses – the simple future tense, the present continuous tense and the future continuous tense. And if sometime in the future, you need some help with your English – why not visit our Study English website. You will probably find everything you need. And that’s all for today. I’ll see you next time for more Study English. Bye bye.. “}

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DRAGON BALL SUPER OP 2 (English Cover)

{“en”:”Fired up and ready to go Wired as the new arc unfolds Grab onto fate never let go Deep inside I know I’ma fight And I let my powers run right I can’t get no satisfaction (Hey Hey) There’s monotony (Hey Hey) Creeping up on me I can’t live a, normal life that’s just not me~ (Lets fly high) (Hey Hey) So I’m moving on (Hey Hey) Soon I will be gone I’m unstoppable Dragon Ball Let’s go ‘Cuz even though the door is locked And they’re expecting me to knock I’ll just break (Hey) Through the door (Hey) I’m stronger than I was before The time has come for me to rush It shouldn’t come as a surprise that I can’t be stopped (Hey) Just wait and see (Hey) There are no limits binding me I persevere through the limit break Gods and men alike are blown away”}

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Number song 1-20 for children | Counting numbers | The Singing Walrus

{“en”:”Laaaaaaa!!!!!!!!!!! Hi kids Let’s all count from one to twenty We’ll count from one to twenty three times and each time we’ll count faster Count, count, count with me Count with me from one to twenty One Two Three Four Five Six Seven Eight Nine Ten Eleven Twelve Thirteen Fourteen Fifteen Sixteen Seventeen Eighteen Nineteen Twenty Great job kids! Let’s count again faster Count, count, count with me Count with me from one to twenty One Two Three Four Five Six Seven Eight Nine Ten Eleven Twelve Thirteen Fourteen Fifteen Sixteen Seventeen Eighteen Nineteen Twenty Outstanding! Let’s count again even faster Count, count, count with me Count with me from one to twenty One, two, three, four, five Six, seven, eight, nine, ten Eleven, twelve, thirteen, fourteen, fifteen Sixteen, seventeen, eighteen, nineteen, twenty. “}

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Lesson 1 – Learn English with Jennifer – Greetings

{“en”:”Learn English with Jennifer Lesson 1: Greetings Natasha is from Russia. Natasha wants to learn English. Jennifer teaches English. Jennifer teaches Natasha. Learn English with Jennifer and Natasha. Hello Natasha. Hello Jennifer. How are you? Fine thanks. How are you? Fine thanks. Fine, thank you. Fine, thank you. How are you? Good, thank you. We just said… Hello. Hello. And you said… Hello. Hello. Hello. How are you? Listen. How are you? How are you? Listen. How are you? You. How are you? Listen and repeat. How. How. How are you? Hello. Hello Natasha. How are you? Hello Jennifer. How are you? Good. You can say… Fine thanks. Fine thanks. (Can I ask you to move a little that way?) How are you? Listen and repeat. Hello. How are you? How are you? Fine thanks. Fine thanks. How are you? Good! How are you? So when I ask, I am first. I say, “How are you?” And you say, “How are you?” Yes. So listen. Hello. Hello. How are you? Fine thanks. How are you? Do you hear the difference? How ARE you? How are YOU? This is me, Jennifer.

This is you, Natasha. Ready? Hello. Hello. How are you? Fine thanks. How are you? Good. Thank you. Fine. Thanks. How are you? Good. Thank you. Listen and repeat. Good. That’s Russian. Good. “Gud” – let’s not say that. Listen. Good. Good. Thank you. Listen. TH – Thank you. Thank you. Good! Good. Thank you. So with “good” – relax. kid thank you watch it on “Thank you.” Watch your tongue. Good. Thank you. Listen. Good. Thank you. Good. Good. Thank you. Thank you.

All right. Let’s try again. Hello Natasha. Hello Jennifer. How are you? Fine. Thanks. How are you? Good. Thank you. Good. Thank you. Wonderful! Thank you!. “}

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HOW TO SPEAK ENGLISH FLUENTLY AND CONFIDENTLY Motivational video by Sandeep Maheshwari FAN

{“en”:”As you have chosen to watch this video, that means you can understand English. But the problem is fluency. When it comes to speak in English in front of someone we become conscious, a little bit scared. So here the lack of confidence is our main problem. There can be many solutions in supervision level, that you learn more about the grammar or join some coaching institution, they will teach you that are noun, this is adjective and finally the things will become more complicated for you. So, that is not a permanent a solution, let us find the root. Have you ever noticed, whenever you speak in your mother tongue, you think also in your mother tongue. But in case of speak in English, first we think in our mother tongue, then we translate it into English and then we speak up. That is the problem. Every time first we translate our thinking into English and then we speak up, that kills the fluency. We have some words in our mother tongue associated with every actions or things, we have English words also, but our habit is to think in our mother tongue.

If we can change our habit to think in English, then we can easily escape the translation phase. So, the main key here is our habit. Try to remember how you had learnt your mother tongue, and if you can apply those same techniques here also, you can easily learn English. If you observe deeply there were two steps in learning our mother tongue. The first step was observation and the next was practice. Now, let us come to the first step that is observation. Every child is a very deep observer. As they have nothing to do, they just keep seeing things very carefully around them, and then they try to copy others.

A child watches his parents to fight with each other, he learns to show anger, and basically whatever they see they try to do. They fail, they practice, again they fail, and this way slowly the communication becomes fluent. Now how can you observe someone speaking in English, because there is no one around whose primary language is English. Here comes the benefit of internet & television. You need to watch something related to daily life in English. Maybe you can watch English movies with subtitle or maybe you can watch some TV series in English like friends or maybe game of thrones. The main idea is to observe. This way more English words will get associated in your mind with every action & emotion. The next step is practice. This one is more bigger problem. How can we practice? Our friends will make fun of us if we try practice with them, family members can’t speak English properly.

So where & how can we practice? One way is you can write a daily journal. To write first you have to think in English, so this can help you a lot. And after few years when you will look back to those dairies it will also become an entertaining thing for you. Another way is you can practice by talking to yourself in your mind in English. As you know the main problem is our habit to think all the time in our mother tongue. Suppose you are thinking about something sitting on your study table, your current habit is to think it in your mother tongue, just change it, instead of that try to think it in English. Thoughts are actual sayings. The things you keep on saying to yourself the whole day are more important than what you speak to someone else. So at first try to speak in English with yourself, you can even mix English with your mother tongue at first, here you have full control, the best thing is in this way you need no one to practice, then gradually you will see, the way you are thinking, that way you will start talking, automatically English words will come out from your mouth, if you want you can do it easily.

If you don’t practice to think in English at first, and try to speak directly with someone else, for sure you will fumble, and they will make fun of you and as a result finally you will give-up. So don’t try to escape this step, if you really want to speak English fluently with confidence. Another way is, we can call the customer care, you just need to create an imaginary problem related to that product, then feel it and call up, try to make them understand what you are trying to express. The job of your friend is to point out your mistakes, but their job is to understand you, so I think that’s a great idea. Another great way can be finding the solution of the biggest problem of your life by thinking in English. Suppose there is a mother who is saying “oh Iufffdm very tired today. I canufffdt move today that much”, but the moment her child is in danger, the mother releases her all energy to protect her child. Whenever there is a problem that is huge, the mind releases its energy to find out a solution, & mind has the power to do anything & everything.

So, try to find out the solution of the biggest problem in your life in English, then you will be so busy & so occupied that you will not be concerned about whether you are right or wrong. That will take care of this problem of your learning English, so you will don’t need any effort, you will learn English automatically. Now let us discuss about what are the real problems in case of practicing.

I think the biggest problem is the fear, “oh they will make fun of me” You see, my English is also not that good, if you check out my earlier videos, you will see they were worst, but what does it matter, if there are people making fun of you, they are just giving boost to their own ego, if you go and speak English with a foreigner, they will never make fun of you, because for them it is not important whether you are right or wrong, what is important to them is, whether they are able to understand what you are trying to express.

Initially whatever we will try to do we will be wrong, don’t want to be right, this a big trap, even if you are wrong nobody is going to kill you, at max what can happen, somebody can make fun of you, so what is happening, they are smiling, so is it a problem or is it a good thing? Of course good thing, whether they are laughing on your joke or whether they are laughing on you how does it matter, they are smiling because of you and I think that’s the big thing. Just keep trying & trying. Remember “Practice makes perfect” At last, if you find this video useful then please share with your friends & loved ones and hit the like button below. More likes, more motivation for me. For more videos click on the subscribe button. Thanks for watching.

It’s easy!. “}

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8 Ways to Speak English with an American Accent

{“en”:”Hey, Naturals. What’s going on? It’s your favorite American English teacher Gabby here to help you today with eight Ways that you and anyone can sound more like a North American English Speaker now I know this is just the lesson that you’ve been waiting for I’m going to tell you eight Tricks and secrets that you probably didn’t learn in your normal Traditional English classroom We’re going to really focus on how to make your pronunciation and your accent more American like now I’m not saying that everyone should speak like an American But hey if you want to know how to do that I’m going to explain exactly how so instead of just trying to imitate or copy you’re going to learn the specific points so that you can focus on what it means to speak like an American if You’d like to get a notification for when I make a new English lesson video and I’m putting out a lot of new ones these days make sure that you’re subscribed to Go Natural English here on YouTube by clicking on the big red Subscribe button below It would be my honor to have you join our awesome community of Go Natural English learners here on YouTube and make sure you visit gonaturalenglish.com Where I post the blog lesson for each video to help you learn more Now let’s begin with the 8 ways that you can sound more like an American English speaker Number one, let’s talk about syllables every word that has at least Two syllables or more has a stressed syllable and a weak syllable, so let’s just take the word American We have 3 syllables, right? American that’s four syllables So when we have more than two syllables one is going to be stressed when which syllable is stressed in American Can you hear it? American so it’s the second syllable right so in order to speak more like an American make sure that you really stretch that stressed syllable out make it longer make it louder make it higher say American with me now American and to balance this out the syllables that are not stressed are probably going to sound like a Schwa sound which is up that sound you make of someone punch of you in your gut you go Oh American Can you hear that? Uh American.

Very Good so American English Really stresses the stressed syllable and makes the other syllables very weak number two learn Connected speech. Oh, it’s so easy to say but yet there are so many different rules in connected speech, so let me quickly share several the most important with you in American English Especially whenever you find a t between two vowel sounds it’s going to be a d. We don’t drink water We drink water We don’t put butter on our toast we put butter on our toast okay? so t between two vowels equals a d a T between an N, and a vowel gets removed International not International International dentist not dentist, but dentist when you have an N then a T then a vowel sometimes it becomes a glottal stop like Mountain or Or a vowel than a double t And a vowel like button or cotton when you have a t or a d between two Consonants it often gets removed old man, not old man old man most famous not most Famous, but most famous we blend and link sounds together when one word ends with a consonant and the next begins with a vowel or when the next word begins with the same consonant as the word before it ands With that was a big jumbled mess We blend and link sounds together from one word to the next for example social life becomes social life We also make two words seem as though They were one when we blend sounds together like this afternoon this afternoon Now I know I’m going really fast because I’ve made Specific lessons about most of these points in other video lessons on the go natural English channel So make sure to check those out if you’d like a more detailed explanation of each point You can click up here for one of my best lessons on linking and connected speech Assimilation is huge in American English did you becomes didja and don’t you becomes dontcha? intrusion where we insert a new sound for example between he and Asked we insert the /j/ sound he asked or do and if we insert a /w/ sound do it he asked to do it and in some parts of the united states you have an R intrusion between vowels – like for example between Media and attention media attention Finally let me tell you about Elision where we omit a sound for example the t in the word kept when it comes before going kept going Number three in American English the R is so important and so frustrating for many English learners because it can be quite different than in your native language be aware of r-colored vowels for example in the word word Or why is it not ward it’s her word or for example World why is it not World its world.

So that is an r-colored vowel. We’re about and before an R and it becomes err so a lot of American English vowels will become this sound that sounds like a pirate talking so get out your pirate hooks and go err When you make this sound or not because that’s kind of weird when we have an r at the end of the word we usually pronounce it strongly I say usually because some people like in new England will cut that R off for example I parked my car Well, that’s a Boston accent and yes, I have lived in Boston, but I never adopted that accent. I would say I park my car so but watch out for Different ways of using the R if you really want to sound American you need some American phrases like instead of asking How are you you can ask.

What’s up or instead of saying That’s nice, or that’s good You could say that’s cool. Or that’s awesome in general when you speak English try to speak a little bit louder verbs use a ton of phrasal verbs we rarely use a normal kind of academic verb in everyday speech in conversation so instead of the verb to exit or to leave say to get out or instead of saying to arrive say to Get in or instead of saying to start or to begin you could say get going Get going could also mean to leave so phrasal verbs can be kind of confusing but they’re really key to use a lot of them if you want to sound like an American Native English speaker also start creating verbs out of nouns Like Google Google’s a noun, but we say let’s google it google that question or friend friend is a noun Right well I can friend you on Facebook So friend is now a verb so just take any noun you want and make it into a verb and you’ll sound more American and finally Vocabulary so I did suggest to you some very American phrases like awesome, and what’s up? But if you want to know quickly a few words that are different in American English as opposed to British English, we Say fall not autumn.

We say faucet not tap We say apartment not flat elevator. Not lift diaper not nappy TV not telly and Candy not sweets. Oh, and one more that always catches me off guard We say take out not take away when we go to a restaurant, and we want to take the food home So I think that you are properly prepared now to sound really American like a native speaker So if you have questions about any of these points, I know I went really fast leave a comment Make sure to subscribe so that you can see you my answers to Your questions if I make a video to answer them and make sure to visit me at gonaturalenglish.com For more learning, and that’s where you can get the English Fluency Formula ebook that I wrote for you as well Thank you so much for watching and I’ll see you in another video lesson soon.

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The Lady Jinn Part – 1 – Vir: The Robot Boy WITH ENGLISH, SPANISH & FRENCH SUBTITLES

{“en”:”Letu2019s play dumb charades. What is dumb charades? In this game there are two group, One person in acts the name of the film and his team should guess that name. I enjoy playing dumb charades. Theif!! Someone catch him. Vir, look the thief is running with my momu2019s purse. Hey stop!! Thief uncle return the purse or else you shall visit the jail. How can this kid ride a cycle so fast? Help!! Hey kid please do not leave me. Please help me. Ok go, but never steal anything in future or else I will hand over you to the police. Who are you? Friend of good deeds and enemy of bad one’s. My name is Vir, Vir the Robot boy. Thank you Vir, how did you manage to get back the purse? I didnu2019t do anything , he dropped the purse from his hands and I took it. Good boy Vir, you did a good job. Bye kids. Where is Gintu? I donu2019t know, but I will call out for him right away.

Tak dhina dhin dhin! What is the order for me? Its been very long I haven’t seen you . Hey Grandpa when did you come? Gintu Jinn! Lady Jinn has escaped from the jail. You might remember that when she tried running away from police. You were the one who helped the police to arrest her back. Yes I remember, she had ran away and hidden in the well , I was playing over there. I called Jinn police to arrest her. When police arrested her, she was yelling at me. She kept on saying that she will take the revenge and take away all my powers. Haha!! Gintu, she is out of the jail and must be searching for you. She might not have the idea of you being on earth, be careful .

Grandpa, take Gintu along with you. Its more dangerous if he is with me , she will first search him in the Jinnu2019s world. Gintu take this jinn catcher , the moment you see her, get her caught in this. Ok grandpa. Gintu why are you so scared? She is very dangerous Jinn,she will come to take the revenge. Lady Jinn doesnu2019t know your location. Hahaha!! Hey run!! Ghost!! My lovely Gintu, how are you? Because of you I had to go to the jail. Now I will take your energy and increase mine. Haha!! Hope you don’t mind. Haha!! This donkey looks like Gintu’s friend.

No he is my enemy. Enemy of an enemy is a friend, from today onwards you are my friend. Tell me where is Gintu ? or else I know to make wonderful dishes from donkey meat. Donkey masala , Donkey tikka , Donkey tandoori. No, Vir!! Save me!! Once I catch Gintu, I shall make you beautiful and perfect lady jinn Like me, haha!! Bye bye. Why are you so scared Gintu? Why didn’t you disappeared from there using your magic? I am too scared of her, my mind goes blank , cant remember anything.

You have the dream catcher , you should not be worried. In fear , my voice vanishes. How do I catch her. She can come anywhere. she has a nack to scare the jinnu2019s and take away their energy, she enjoys it. The more the Jinn gets scared, the more powerful she will be , so I get rid and hide from her. Vir where is Gintu? I have made some snacks for him. I donu2019t know grandpa. He is your friend and you say you donu2019t know. Call him fast. Why is he calling Gintu in so much love , normally he calls all of us for some food, I doubt something. Grandpa lay the food on the table , I will call Gintu. Where are you Grandpa? I am buying vegetables , whats the matter? Nothing urgent , simply checked . Imli the person inside is not our Grandpa but the lady Jinn.

Gintu lets go. No , I wont come out from underneath the bed. Come on Gintu. Gintu. Stop! Gintu, agadam bagadam say it and vanish quick. Aa aa gadam bagadam aa aalam phalam dum duma dum Gintu how long can we run like this, you need to fight using your magic. Think positive, keep saying that you are brave and see the difference . I am brave!! Vir what are you guys doing here? I think its not Mr Chadha but the lady Ginn. Gintu do some magic , lady jinn is coming close. Agadam bagadam aalam phaalam ikadam tikadam dum duma dum.

What is happening to me? In my place these things donu2019t happen. Bunty’s mummy!! He is the real Chadha uncle. Make him proper. Oh here comes my category, Hey friend whats your name? Whats there in a name. What do you do? I am a cook , I make Donkey masala, Donkey tandoori etc This is the lady jinn, run!! Gintu, your all power is mine, I will suck all the powers and become strong, now no one can catch me. Haha!! Gintu spell your magic, Gintu you are brave and strong , have faith in yourself, donu2019t give up. Gintu fight!! Gintu all your powers are vanishing , do something fast. Gintu stop your power loss.

I won’t let it happen. No, those powers are mine. Return it to me. I am not scared of you like Gintu. You would have heard of horse power, today I will show you donkey power.. “}

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Don’t Study English in Vancouver…and Toronto

{“en”:”Hello, everyone. I’m Robin and welcome to my video. Don’t Study English in Vancouver Why am I making this video? Well, I’m making this video for my Korean students. Ok Now I’m Canadian and I’ve traveled through… throughout Canada and I visited many of my Korean students and I saw how they studied English in Canada. And also many of my students have gone to Canada for six months… one year… two years to study English and comeback and I’ve talked with them. So, I learned a lot about studying English in Canada. And what I learned is don’t study here. Ahh, Vancouver and Toronto. These are the bigger cities in Canada.

And I’m going to say don’t study English in Vancouver. and…don’t study English in Toronto. because…of the students…ahh… that I’ve seen, and there’s been a lot, that went to Canada and studied for six months or a year and they came back. Ahh…I’ve noticed that students that studied English in Vancouver and Toronto… their English was not as good as my students that studied in smaller Canadian cities. Ok, so I’m going to talk a little bit of maybe ‘why’ that happens. And before…uh…I talk about the ‘why’, we should understand if you plan to go to Canada… Uh…you should have a primary goal. Now up here I have an example of two goals. Improve my English speaking ability. Have a great travel experience. Ok. Both of these are good goals. There’s probably other goals but we should identify the primary goal. The first goal and the first goal I think should always be number one. When we go to Canada, we want to improve our English ok we want to go there for one year… …come back. And we speak English…uh…very well. You know it’s very embarrassing if you…your parents spend a lot of money to send you to Canada…

You go there and you come back and there’s only a little bit of improvement. So our first goal should be improve our English So every decision we make, should be to help the first goal. Of course in Canada, wherever you go in Canada, you will have a great travel experience. So understanding our first goal… do not study English in Vancouver… …or Toronto. All right, we should also think about what kind of friends we want to meet in Canada. Ahh…Toronto and Vancouver… Uh…they attract a lot of international students. ok so if you go to the language school…uh… or you’re just walking around…uh…probably you’re going to meet a lot of international students. These are going to be your friends. These are possibly going to be your roommates Again, we have some goals here. You want to go to Canada. You want to make Canadian friends. Ok, to improve your English. And you want to make international friends. This is good, too. …but again our primary goal should be – try to make Canadian friends.

Ok? Again a lot of my students… they go to Canada… they go to Vancouver for one year They come back and they say ” I have a lot of friends” and I asked them, “well “how many Canadian friends?’ …no…they have no Canadian friends. Ok… They have lots of new Korean friends. And they have lots of Japanese or Chinese friends. That’s good, but we should try to make some Canadian friends because this will really help improve our English. Ok. Study here! Here are some better cities. Victoria, Calgary, Edmonton, Saskatoon, Regina, Winnipeg, Ottawa. Great cities to study English. and ‘why?’ Well problem one. There’s too many..ah…k..k..Koreans…in Canada. Like when I say Koreans… there’s a lot of koreans living in Canada. There’s also a lot of Korean students going to Canada. And there’s a lot of Korean tourists going to Canada. Now, I love Korea, and I love Koreans. But if you’re going to Canada to study English or practice English.

Ah…You don’t want to be around a lot of Koreans cause you’re just going to speak Korean more than you speak English. Ok, so it’s very important to get away from the people who speak the same language as you. Ok. It’s very tempting. After a long day, you’re tired and you’re sick of English to go play with your Korean friends. And on the weekend… play with your korean friends. Ok.You’re not practicing your English. So, here are Canadian provinces, not all the Canadian provinces. Ontario… This is…ah…the province with Toronto and Ottawa. British Columbia. Vancouver.

Victoria. So Toronto, Vancouver, don’t study English there. You can see there’s a lot of Koreans there. These are the Koreans that live there. Korean-Canadians. And again as I said, they’re students and tourists. These are the cities I recommend. Calgary, Edmonton, Saskatoon, Regina, Winnipeg. So you can see not many Koreans there. Good chance to practice your English Ok, another problem…the language schools. Now when you’re in Korea, you probably go to the uc5b4ud559uc6d0 [language school helpers] first. and you… you talk about studying English in Canada. And they might recommend Vancouver or Toronto. I hope you tell them: “No, no, no, I want to go to a smaller city.” But when they recommend Vancouver or Toronto…ah… They might get some incentive, some something, you know, money from… Vancouver language schools and Toronto language schools. These are big language schools.

They have a lot of students. They have a lot of…ah…money to try to get more students. So don’t trust the [language school helpers] too much, ok? And the language schools in Vancouver, Toronto very big very professional. And they are a problem because…I put three reasons here. First reason, they make it too easy…for students. Ah… Another reason they steal your English-speaking experiences. I’ll talk about this in a moment. And they control your money. Actually they control your time and money. So… Let’s go back to the stealing. Language stealing. So if you go to the language school in Vancouver or Toronto, ahh…they’re usual going to pick you up from the airport. They’re going to help you finding housing. Ahh…they help…they help you make a bank account and they have some weekend events for Saturday, Sunday. And they offer some class trips . Ahh…and I’m going to say this is stealing your language experience.

Remember you’re going to Canada to improve your English. It’s very important that you struggle and have a difficult time. That is where you’re learning to speak English. So, for example, if you go to make a bank account by yourself,.. wow, what a learning experience. You got to go open a bank account. You have to communicate what you need to the Canadian teller. And then you have a goal to accomplish. This is a really good learning experience. Not the ud559uc6d0[language school] or the language school taking you to the bank and helping you do everything.

And actually maybe you don’t even speak any English. Same with the weekend and class trips, you’re…you’re at the language school you’re in a class… most of your class, especially Vancouver ‘n Toronto,… are going to be other Koreans. Ok. Ah…over fifty percent of your classmates are going to be other Koreans. You’re going to have some international…uh…students there. Uh…Probably from Asia, Japan, China, Taiwan. You might have some European students – very few European students.

Maybe some South American and there’s a lot of Mexican students, too. Ah…great they’re also great to improve your .English But, you know, they’re controling your time and your money by offering their programs. You go out on a trip, you’re…you’re making friends and practicing English but really, your goal is to make Canadian friends and interact with Canadians. So I don’t really like this system. Uh… It’s ok, you know, it’s ok. It works, but I want you to try a more difficult and better way to really improve your English. Alright, let’s talk about Canada in a little more detail. This is Canada. I put the red pins: Vancouver, Toronto – Don’t go there.

Uh…I recommend middle Canada …the middle area…the middle cities. So yeah. Vancouver and Victoria. Vancouver, Victoria – beautiful cities. Ok, if you go to Canada, you must visit Vancouver. There is a good reason why many Koreans go to Vancouver. It is beautiful. So, spend a week travelling in Vancouver. But again, Don’t study English in Vancouver. Victoria very close to Vancouver. A lot of Koreans, but a better place to help improve your English. Ah…Alberta. Province of Alberta. Calgary, Edmonton. Perfect. These are perfect cities to study English. Ok. They’re about a million people each. Uhm…Not many Koreans. Safe places. Ah…you would have a great experience in these cities. Saskatchewan. Saskatoon. Regina. I…I’ll tell you I had a student who went to Regina for nine months. He said, he…he went to Regina. There was no Koreans. He was forced, he had to make Canadian friends. He came back his English was amazing. Ok. Just nine months in Regina.

You know he really improved his English. And he loved Regina. Of course Regina is not a perfect city. But he had a great time there. And he made Canadian friends. Winnipeg..uh..getting really interior, in the center of Canada. Another good place to study English. I’ve had some students go there. It’s a good place. Uh…Winnipeg. Uh…this area’s… I’m not going to lie. A little bit cold. So if you do go to Winnipeg, dress warm. But that’s part of the Canadian experience. Ah…this is the province of Ontario. This is where Ottawa and Toronto are. Now before I talk about Ottawa and Toronto, I’m just going to mention the East coast of Canada. There are some places… some good places to study English, but I’m sorry I don’t have much information about these places. Ok… I… I haven’t had many students that went to study out here. I haven’t traveled so much in this area. So I’m sure there’s good places in Eastern Canada, Uh…

But I can’t really recommend them today so I know about central Canada very well and I recommend this area. Alright, so, Ottawa, Toronto. Ottawa is the capital city of Canada. It’s a beautiful city. I think it’s okay to study English there. But Toronto – don’t study English in Toronto. Too many… too many Koreans in this area. And Koreatown…uh… if you study in Toronto most your friends are going to be Korean and you’re you’re eating…uh…

You know Korean food and doing Korean activities almost every day you know this is not part of the Canadian experience. Alright? Alright let’s do a summary of what I’ve been telling you. Be sincere about your goals. Remember your goal should be – improve my English. That’s your first goal. Make Canadian Friends. Alright, so all of your decisions focused on those things you have to achieve those things. So do not study English in Vancouver or Toronto. Ok? these are not good places to study English.

They do not help your goals because there’s too many Koreans in these cities. You are going to have a lot of Korean friends. You are going to go to Koreatown. You are going to be speaking more Korean than English Don’t go there. They’re great places to visit, but don’t study English in Vancouver. Get out of the uc5b4ud559uc6d0 [language school helpers] language school system. Uh…this is okay at first. I can understand why people might need this. but to spend one year in this system where they’re controlling your time and money and your selection of friends… is only your classmates. Uh…you got to getaway from this all right. Uh…be brave. Be strong. You can do it. You can get out of the system and start interacting with Canadians and living in Canada. So that brings us to participate in Canadian culture. You’re going to Canada (another country) to study English, but you have to participate.

You have to live in Canada. So you have to do things Canadians do. And you have to join clubs. And join classes. Meet Canadians. Alright, this is really important to improve your English. Ah…of course you’re going to have a great experience. You do not have to go to Vancouver or Toronto to have a great experience. You can go anywhere in Canada. I promise you. You will have a great experience. Ok? So, this goal is very easy. So, you do not have to study in Vancouver or Toronto. Alright. Some final words. Abroad is not the place to study, it’s the place to practice, experiment with, and test your English. And you should think this way too. Korea…you go to the language school, you study from a course book…uhh..

You study from a teacher. But when you go to Canada, you should get away from the teachers get away from the course book this is your chance to use real English in real situations. This will make your English better. Alright? You will learn very fast if you start thinking this way. Get out of the classroom. Alright. Thank you. I hope this video helps you. And remember, don’t study English in Vancouver.

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Quick English Conversation: Meeting a Black English Teacher

{“en”:”Hi, everyone. My name is Brandon And in this video, we’re gonna help improve your English speaking ability. This video is going to be about my experiences with my students and their interactions with me as their black teacher. I hope you learn a lot. Please stick around. A lot of times when my students first meet me, this is the first time they are meeting or interacting with a person of my skin color. And the only interactions they’ve had prior to this is from music and the media. Movies, rap music – whatever. So when they try and greet me for the first time, they try to recreate the scenes from those movies. Such as doing a crazy handshake. And I don’t know what… I don’t know what they’re doing okay they’re…

They’re hipping and they’re hopping. Another thing they try to do is talk a lot of slang with me. “Hey, Dawg. What’s up? What’s up bruh? Where you from, man?” No. That’s not how you you start a conversation. And the third, and the worst thing they sometimes do, is they use bad words. I’m not gonna say these bad words, but just know never start a conversation using bad words. It’s very rude and crude. The proper way to do it is… if you’re meaning anybody, a black guy or whatever, treat them as any other person. You put your hand out. You say, “Hi, nice to meet you. My name is … What’s your name?” That’s it. In conclusion you guys. I’m just like any other person . I’m just like any other teacher. You do not as you treat me any other way just because the color of my skin. If you liked this video, please sub and subscribe. And thank you for watching.. “}

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