№11 How I study English

{“en”:”Welcome to Series English! Today I won’t teach you any vocabulary or grammar, I’m just going to tell you my story – how I have been studying English. So let’s start from the very beginning, I studied English at school. I started learning it when I was in the fifth grade. However as long as I am from a teeny-tiny town, you can guess that the teaching was not actually very good, to put it mildly, and I didn’t get profound knowledge of English.

However when I turned 13 or 14 my father decided to study English, and he got me and my sister involved. He did a really good job and he is a very good disciplinarian. So that’s why we studied English for like… We had been studying English for three to four hours a day! Can you imagine that? Well, yeah, that’s true. And, well, as long as you think that learning a foreign language is a piece of cake, well, it’s not actually. If you want to do it very quickly and you want to become a fluent speaker then you have to work really hard. So during our lessons, I guess, we did almost everything! We started from picking up some basic vocabulary and learning the pronunciation.

Of course it was funny, since we tried to pronounce these words and letters, I mean sound over and over again. And we sounded a little bit silly, I guess, but still. In addition we studied grammar of course. Unfortunately now I can’t recover the title, but if I find it, I will give you the title. So, what else?.. Of course we read a lot and we also listened to different tapes. For that purpose we listened ‘The voice of America’ podcasts, we read them, we listened to them, it was very useful! In addition to that we used… we read different fiction books like Harry Potter, yeah, I read all seven books in original, it was really enjoyable and useful I guess. Also we used video material, at first we watched the video course called ‘Follow me’. Maybe you have heard of it, it is a very interesting, funny course. And in addition to that we also watched different films, like ‘Pretty Woman’ and ‘Six days and seven nights’.

We watched ‘Shrek’ and ‘Alice in Wonderland’, However we didn’t just watch these films. Of course, at the beginning we watched them for a couple of times to remember the chain of events but after that my father would create mp3 files and we would listen to these parts of the film over and over again. And we would read and translate the script, we would learn and pick up some new vocabulary. It was really interesting and useful. So we studied really hard, and that is the reason why when I finished school I realized, that I want to make linguistics my profession. I want to choose it as my profession and so I did. However I had to pull up treas in order to enter the university, and… however in the end I managed to do that. And well I studied there. At the university we also studied different aspects, However my profession is not only a linguist, but also a translator and an interpreter. So that’s why we practiced translating and interpreting a lot. But it’s also quite useful for language studies. In addition to that we did a lot of listening. We listened to BBC and translated it.

Orally, that was… we interpreted it. It was a tough assignment at first, but then we got used to it. We read a lot of texts, analyzed them, translated them. We did a lot of good stuff, which was really useful. So and I got a lot from my university, of course. And I guess that starting from the third year I started watching TV series and films in English. My first TV series was ‘Scrubs’, and to tell you the truth it was quite hard at the very beginning. I couldn’t understand a lot. However when I kept doing that I realized that it’s getting more and more understandable for me. It’s getting easier and I enjoyed the process. As you can guess I’m crazy about series, and that is actually a very good way to study a foreign language. And I should also add that, well, they say, that teaching is also a way of learning a foreign language. So as long as I teach English I practice it all the time and revise a lot of grammatical topics and issues.

And well this is also studying. OK, I guess that’s it, by the way, speaking about the university, I graduated from it with flying colours, so all excellent marks. However it’s not so important nowadays. I got some perks of course, but this video is not about that. Well actually I’m going to tell you a little bit more about the learning process. And I’m going to devote two more videos… The first one is going to be devoted to beginner and elementary, and the second is going to be devoted to intermediate and higher.

So that I could give you some pieces of advice, because here I didn’t give you anything, I just told you about my experience. And of course, there were some drawbacks, there were some advantages. However now I’m able to analyze this process, and understand what was not right, what was good. And that’s why I’m ready to give you my tips. So don’t forget to follow me, subscribe to my YouTube channel. And watch my other videos. Keep up, ask questions, as usual. I really enjoy answering… I feel really confident when I get your feedback.

So don’t forget to give me your heart as well – like my videos. And hope to see you soon! Happy English practice! Bye-bye!. “}

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Only 1% Can Pass This English Test

{“en”:”English is an amazing language, but it can also be really annoying some of the rules in the English language just don’t make any sense they contradict each other and to be honest they’re kind of, some of them are kind of stupid and that’s exactly what we’re looking at today. There is some weird English rules always that English is just an impossible language to speak because the rules always contradict themselves. Here we go. For example, we’re gonna start off with a game. This is the English game. Maybe some of you guys have seen this before already all you have to do is place the word, “only” anywhere in the sentence, so the sentence says, “She told him that she loved him.” Okay, “last,” but only after she.

She only told him that she loved him. So that basically just means that’s all she told. Him she could have said more. Let’s put it after told. She told only him that she loved him. So she only told him and no one else. She told him that she only loved him. And she told him that she loved him only, so it’s crazy how one word can choose a sentence to have four different meanings.

ONLY in the English language. So if we gotta give her a round of applause to the English language. Ladies and gentlemen English with all is one of my worst subjects to me. I was like really good at science Second place was math, and then I would say it was probably like English or geography I was also really good at history, but guys. How’s it going welcome to reaction time today? We’re just gonna react to some some weird rules in the English language He’s gonna be like games or funny sayings so without further ado Let’s just jump right into it how to English 101 with your teacher tall fishman All right class so this is how to English no word queue. You guys don’t know what it means It’s a line of sequence of people or vehicles waiting their turn it can also be a list of data items commands so pronunciation and cue as it shows the rules are write down five letters Q u e ue But you only pronounce the first letter that’s stupid right welcome to the English language so five different letters to make the word Q Where reality you could just put Q What a sound are the same, but why do you need five letters for one word cough ruff though through okay? Look how they’re all spelled.

They look almost identical, but why don’t these words rhyme? I don’t understand Why didn’t words rhyme even though they all look identical? Why isn’t it tough like rough and cough or trough why is it though in throat I? Don’t know can someone answer that it makes. No sense it even says down here for some odd reason Pony and bologna Rhyme, yet these words don’t all rhyme so stupid stupid.

We should learn different languages that make more sense This is a cool fact that you probably never heard before a 16th century man wrote God BW e in a letter to someone as an abbreviation for may God be with you so God be with you and it appeared as God B Y which was then read by the recipient as goodbye And that’s why people say goodbye because of 16th century chat speak. I’ve never heard of this in my life It could probably be fake But if someone wants to talk check it fact check it and let me know down in the comments is this the real reason people Say goodbye because it was actually God be with you okay, farewell God be with you And then it was interpreted as goodbye this one is comical if Wilma is pronounced womb and tomb is pronounced tomb shouldn’t bomb be pronounced boom I Don’t know now look at this.

This is a pineapple, and this is the word pineapple in different languages We got a bunch of different languages here in our mean. It’s uh non-us Danish I’m gonna Dutch on us um pretty much every single language It’s fun on us. Just maybe pronounce all different well guess what is in English? pineapple pear pineapple everything’s Ananas except for pineapple English Jump so this sentence right here Actually has seven different meanings depending on which word you accentuate more for example if he said I never Said she stole my money, or I never said she stole my money Or I never said she stole my money, or I never said she stole my money this sounds Do you guys understand it’s giving me a headache right now Depending on which word you’re stressing right now the meaning of the sentence can be completely different. Just try it out yourself Oh, my god. That’s crazy. I never said she stole my money could be my brother’s Jesus Christ That’s kind of beautiful all right So this is why commas are so important if you misuse? Commas this is what it could sound like so with proper comma usage I add eggs Toast and orange juice and without it.

I had eggs toast and orange juice disgusting combination and finally if you guys can read this Perfectly without messing up you speak English better than 90% of all English speakers I’m gonna attempt to try it like the first 10 lines If you guys want to check it out is gonna be first thing in the description all these photos and this if you want to Try it out for yourself. Let’s do it. Are you ready English language Okay, dearest creature in creation to study English pronunciation. I’ll teach you in my verse sounds like corpse corpse horse and Wars I’ll keep you Suzy busy Make your head with heat grow dizzy tear And I or just will tear so shall I or hear my prayer Just compare heart beard in hair and heard daizen diet Lord and word Soreness were to retain in Britain mind the ladder how it’s written no I surely will not plague you with such words as play with such words a plaque an arm and a goo But be careful How you speak say break and steak but blinken Street cloven oven how and low? script receipt show poem and toe hear me say devoid of trickery daughter laughter and Territory typhoid be typhoid measles no, okay This is it guys dollar some funny things in the English language try this out for yourself send it to your friends Hope you guys enjoy But before you guys go check out some more videos or you can also check out free time my second channel right here Why do challenges and have some vlogs one of my friends and subscribe to this channel if you haven’t already for more cool? For more videos like this and I’ll see you guys next time.

Hope. Hope you have a good one and peace out!. “}

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Learn English – Easy English Day 2

{“en”:”Hi there, welcome to day two of the Easy English Seven Day Course Today’s rule is listen before you speak. Always listen before you speak. When you’re trying to learn english at first you need to listen before you try to say the words. This is another rule that seems easy, but this, but modern science has proven that this rule is true. One huge problem with current English teaching methods is that they try to make you talk before you’ve listened long enough. When you try to speak before you have listened, it’s embarrassing and frustrating and just ERRR, makes you mad and you don’t want to be mad. So, how much should you listen before you try to speak? You should listen to a piece of audio five times before you try to say the words out loud. So, how do you do this? How does that work? Well, when you watch videos on YouTube and you’re trying to learn the words you want to speak the words, listen, watch the video five times before you try to say the words. If you’re listening to you a song that you love in English, listen to it five times before you try to learn and speak the words.

If you do this, you will find that when you do eventually try to speak the words you will already know them. You will understand how they fit together in the language you will be able to you pronounced them. Today’s lesson, lesson number two, day two: is always Listen Before you Speak. Listen, listen, listen. Okay, thanks for being here today, I’ll see ya tomorrow.. “}

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Vowels & Diphthongs – English Listening & Pronunciation Practice (Part 1)

{“en”:”Hello and welcome everyone. This Minoo at Anglo-Link. In the next two lessons, we’re going to focus on listening and pronunciation. We’re going to work on distinguishing the different vowels and diphthongs in the standard British accent. As I’ve mentioned to you in an earlier video, there are many vowels and diphthongs in the English language. And in order to improve your listening comprehension of native speakers, it’s important that you can distinguish between these different sounds clearly. Of course, as you know, certain sounds are pronounced differently in different accents, like in the American accent, Australian accent, even in different parts of Britain. However, I feel that the standard British accent is a good place to start. And from there, you can begin to learn the variations in the different accents as you come into contact with them. I have divided this lesson into two parts. In the first part, we’re going to contrast short vowels with their long version.

And we’ll do this in minimal pairs. As you know, minimal pairs are words that have the same consonant sounds and by changing the vowel sound we change the meaning. In the second part of this lesson, we’ll look at differences between certain vowels and diphthongs that sound very similar to each other. By the end of this two -part lesson, you will have tuned your ears into the vowels and diphthongs in the standard British accent. This will have improved your listening comprehension of this particular accent and will have also improved your own pronunciation. So, when you’re ready, we can begin with part one.. “}

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