Learn English Tenses: 4 ways to talk about the FUTURE

{“en”:”Hello. My name is Emma, and in today’s lesson, I’m going to teach you the four futures. Okay? A lot of you know two futures, I think. A lot of you probably know “will” and “going to”. I’m going to teach you two more futures today, and teach you how they’re different from one another. Okay? So let’s get started with the present continuous future. So the present continuous is when you have “be” verb, so “I am”, “you are”, “he is”, “she is”, “they are”, I don’t know if I said “we are”, “we are” plus the verb and “ing”. Okay? So we have “am”, the verb, “ing”. This is known as the present continuous. It’s usually one of the first things you will learn when you’re learning English.

So a lot of you know the present continuous, and you think: “Oh, present continuous, it’s taking place now.” You’re right, but we can also use it to talk about the future. We use the present continuous to talk about future that is going to happen very, very soon. So, for example, if you ask me: “Emma, what are you doing this weekend?” Well: “I’m hanging out with my friend, Josh, this weekend.” Okay? Or I might say: “I’m shopping this weekend.”, “I’m studying this weekend.” If you ask me: “What are you doing tonight?” Well, you know, I want to be a good student, so: -“I’m studying tonight. I’m studying tonight.” -“What are you doing next week?” -“Well, next week… I’m working next week.” Okay? So present continuous is very, very common for when we’re talking about the future that’s going to happen soon. Not future that’s going to happen 2,000 years from now or 50 years from now – no, no, that’s far future.

We’re talking about the future that’s going to happen in the next couple of days. Okay? So very, very soon future. We can also use the simple present to talk about the future. So, the simple present is when you take a verb and, you know, it’s in the basic form, usually you add an “s”. If it’s third-person singular, for example: “I leave”, “you leave”, “he leaves”, “she leaves”, “they leave”, “we leave”. So this is all simple present. In your classes, you probably learned we use the simple present when we talk about routine. We can also use the simple present when we’re talking about routines in the future. Okay? So, for example… And by this I mean timetables. We use this when we’re talking about a schedule event; something that is scheduled to happen in the future. So, this usually has to do with when we’re talking about transportation; trains, airplanes, we can use this tense. We can use it when we’re talking about TV shows. We can use it when we’re talking about restaurants opening and closing, or stores, when they open and close.

So we use this when we’re thinking about a schedule or a timetable. So here are some examples: “The last train leaves at 6pm today.” So 6pm hasn’t happened yet. It’s in the future, but because this is a schedule event, it’s a timetable event, it’s a schedule, we can use the simple present. Here’s another example: “The restaurant opens at 5pm today.” So this hasn’t happened yet. Right now, it is 2pm. This is going to happen in the future.

But still, I use the simple present because this is a schedule. Okay? Every day the restaurant opens at 5pm. Here’s a third example, I like watching TV, imagine I like The Big Bang Theory: “My TV show, The Big Bang Theory, starts at 4pm.” So again, it’s a routine, it’s a schedule that takes place in the future, but it’s still a schedule so we can use the simple present here. All right, so these two, even though they’re present tenses, they can be used for the future. Now let’s look at the two verbs we commonly use for the future or we commonly think of as future verbs. “Be going to” + a verb and “will”. So, “be going to” + verb: “I’m going to study.”, “I’m going to sleep.”, “You are going to watch a video.” Okay? These are examples of the “be going to” + verb future. So we use this when we’re talking about the near future. Similar to this… So it’s not a future that’s very, very far away; it’s soon, but it’s a future where we think something is going to happen, and we have evidence that something is going to happen. So, for example: “I’m going to study English next month in Canada.” This means you probably have your ticket already bought, you’re pretty sure about this.

There’s not a lot of confusion. This is almost going to happen almost certainly. So you’re pretty sure about this. “I’m going to study English next month.” Another example, imagine I watch the weather station. Okay? And the meteorologist has predicted the weather, but it’s a very good prediction because we see these clouds in the sky, there’s a lot of evidence it’s going to rain. Because there’s evidence, we could use this tense and we could say: “It’s going to rain all week.” So this is based… It’s in the near future, but it’s based on some sort of evidence. This is likely to happen, and we’re pretty sure it’s going to happen.

We have some evidence that makes us think it’s going to happen. So this is a bit different from “will”, which is one of the maybe easier futures to think about. We use “will” + a verb. For example: “I will always love you.”, “I will study hard.”, “I will do my taxes on time.” Okay? So we use “will” + a verb when we’re talking, first of all, in the far future. So this is all soon. This is very soon; whereas this, is very far. So for example: “In 50 years, everyone will speak Chinese.” We use this also when we’re not so sure about something.

This is my prediction, but I don’t have much evidence of this. I’m not very, very sure, so I will use “will” because I’m not sure; whereas if I’m very sure, there’s a lot of evidence, I know it’s going to happen, I do “be going to”. So this one, there’s not a lot of evidence, and it’s a prediction we don’t have evidence for. Another example: “Aliens will invade Earth.” Okay? In 25 years, aliens are coming, they will invade the Earth. I don’t mean to scare you. Luckily, I’m using “will”, which means I’m not really sure. If I said to you: “This week, aliens are invading the Earth”, you’d be very scared. If I said: “Aliens are going to invade the Earth. I know this. I have secret government documents.” I’d be using this, and you’d be scared, too. But with “will”, it’s “will” so you don’t have to be scared.

It might not happen. We also use “will” when we’re making promises. Okay? So if somebody ever gets down on their knee, and says: -“Emma, will you marry me?” -“I will marry you.” It means I’m promising to marry you. Okay? Or maybe I don’t really like the person, I might say: “I won’t marry you.” “Won’t” is the negative form of “will”. So I promise not to marry you. I don’t know in your culture, but in Canadian culture and many Western cultures, for New Years, we always make these resolutions. We think: “Oh…” When it’s New Years, when it’s January 1st, we make some sort of promise to our self that we’re never going to do something again, or we’re going to start doing something. We normally use “will” for these. So, for example, maybe you have had too many beers, and you’re thinking: “I don’t want to ever drink again”, you might make a promise to yourself: “I won’t drink again. I will never drink again.” Okay? Or maybe you want to stop smoking: “I will never smoke again.

I will never do this again.” Okay? Maybe your parents are angry at you because, you know, you did really bad on a test: “I promise I will work harder, I will study harder.” So these are promises. We use “will” for promise. Finally, we also use “will” for volunteering. Okay? When we want to volunteer for something, we want to offer our help. We want to help someone, we can use “will”. So, for example: -“Emma, can you clean the dishes?” -“I’ll do it.” -“Emma, can you vacuum the floor?” -“Sure. I’ll vacuum.”, “I’ll get the telephone.”, “I’ll help you with your homework.”, “I’ll help you learn English.” I’m volunteering, and so I use “I will”.

Okay? So just to recap, just to quickly go over everything: there are four futures I’m teaching you today. Present continuous can be used as the future if it’s very soon. Simple present can be used for the future if it’s a routine or schedule, something that’s like… If you look at a schedule in the future, we can use the simple present. We can use “be going to” if we’re talking about the near future and some kind of plan that… Or prediction we have evidence for. We are pretty certain it’s going to happen. And then we can use “will” and a verb for the far future for a promise or when we want to volunteer for something. Okay? So, there you have it, four futures. I invite you to come visit our website at www.engvid.com. There, you can actually practice these on our quiz. I hope you will do it soon. I hope, actually… I hope you’re doing it today or tomorrow. Okay? So until next time, take care.

I wish you the best of luck. And good day, sir.. “}

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Learn english through story Three is a Lucky Number (level 1)

{“en”:”At five o’clock on a September afternoon Ronald Torbay was making preparations for his third murder. He was being very careful. He realized that murdering people becomes more dangerous if you do it often. He was in the bathroom of the house that he had recently rented. For a moment he paused to look in the mirror. The face that looked back at him was thin, middle-aged and pale. Dark hair, a high forehead and well-shaped blue eyes. Only the mouth was unusual – narrow and quite straight. Even Ronald Torbay did not like his own mouth. A sound in the kitchen below worried him. Was Edyth coming up to have her bath before he had prepared it for her? No, it was all right; she was going out of the back door. From the window he saw her disappearing round the side of the house into the small square garden. It was exactly like all the other gardens in the long street. He didn’t like her to be alone there. She was a shy person, but now new people had moved into the house next door, and there was a danger of some silly woman making friends with her.

He didn’t want that just now. *** Each of his three marriages had followed the same pattern. Using a false name, he had gone on holiday to a place where no one knew him. There he had found a middle-aged, unattractive woman, with some money of her own and no family. He had talked her into marrying him, and she had then agreed to make a will which left him all her money. Both his other wives had been shy, too. He was very careful to choose the right type of woman: someone who would not make friends quickly in a new place. Mary, the first of them, had had her deadly ‘accident’ almost unnoticed, in the bathroom of the house he had rented – a house very like this one, but in the north of England instead of the south. The police had not found anything wrong. The only person who was interested was a young reporter on the local newspaper. He had written something about death in the middle of happiness, and had printed photographs of Mary’s wedding and her funeral, which took place only three weeks after the wedding.

Dorothy had given him a little more trouble. It was not true that she was completely alone in the world, as she had told him. Her brother had appeared at the funeral, and asked difficult questions about her money. There had been a court case, but Ronald had won it, and the insurance company had paid him the money. All that was four years ago. Now, with a new name, a newly invented background, and a different area to work in, he felt quite safe. From the moment he saw Edyth, sitting alone at a little table in the restaurant of a seaside hotel, he knew she was his next ‘subject’. He could see from her face that she was not happy. And he could also see that she was wearing a valuable ring. After dinner he spoke to her. She did not want to talk at first, but in the end he managed to start a conversation.

After that, everything went as he expected. His methods were old-fashioned and romantic, and by the end of a week she was in love with him. Her background was very suitable for Ronald’s purpose. After teaching at a girls’ school for ten years, she had gone home to look after her sick father and had stayed with him until he died. Now, aged forty-three, she was alone, with a lot of money, and she didn’t know what to do with herself. Five weeks after they met, Ronald married her, in the town where they were both strangers. The same afternoon they both made a will leaving all their property to each other. Then they moved into the house which he had rented cheaply because the holiday season was at an end. It was the most pleasant of his marriages. He found Edyth a cheerful person, and even quite sensible – except that it was stupid of her to believe that a man would fall in love with her at first sight. Ronald knew he must not make the mistake of feeling sorry for her. He began to make plans for ‘her future’, as he called it.

*** Two things made him do this earlier than he intended. One was the way she refused to talk about her money. She kept all her business papers locked in a desk drawer, and refused to discuss them. His other worry was her unnecessary interest in his job. Ronald had told Edyth that he was a partner in an engineering company, which was giving him a long period of absence. Edyth accepted the story, but she asked a lot of questions and wanted to visit his office and the factory. So Ronald had decided that it was time to act. He turned from the window, and began to run water into the bath.

His heart was beating loudly, he noticed. He didn’t like that. He needed to keep very calm. The bathroom was the only room they had painted. He had done it himself soon after they arrived. He had also put up the little shelf over the bath which held their bottles and creams and a small electric heater. It was a cheap one, with two bars, and it was white, like the walls, and not too noticeable. There was no electric point in the bathroom, but he was able to connect the heater to a point just outside the door. He turned on the heater now, and watched the bars become red and hot. Then he went out of the room. The controls for all the electricity in the house were inside a cupboard at the top of the stairs. Ronald opened the door carefully and pulled up the handle which turned off the electricity. (He had a cloth over his hand, so that he would not leave fingerprints.) Back in the bathroom the bars of the heater were turning black again. Still using the cloth, he lifted the heater from the shelf and put it into the bath water, at the bottom end of the bath.

Of course, you could still see it. It looked as if it had fallen off the shelf by accident. Edyth was coming back from the garden: he could hear her moving something outside the kitchen door. He pulled a small plastic bottle out of his pocket and began to read again the directions on the back. A small sound behind him made him turn suddenly. There was Edyth’s head, only two metres away, appearing above the flat roof of the kitchen which was below the bathroom window. She was clearing the dead leaves from the edge of the roof. She must be standing on the ladder which was kept outside the kitchen door. He stayed calm. ‘What are you doing there, dear?’ Edyth was so surprised that she nearly fell oft the ladder. ‘Oh, you frightened me! I thought I’d just do this little job before I came to get ready.’ ‘But I’m preparing your beauty bath tor you.’ ‘It’s kind of you to take all this trouble, Ronald.’ ‘Not at all.

I’m taking you out tonight and I want you to look as nice as – er – possible. Hurry up, dear. The bubbles don’t last very long, and like all these beauty treatments, this one’s expensive. Go and undress now, and come straight here.’ ‘Very well, dear.’ She began to climb down the ladder. Ronald opened the little bottle, and poured the liquid into the bath. He turned on the water again, and in a moment the bath was lull of bubbles, smelling strongly of roses. They covered the little heater completely; they even covered the sides of the bath. Edyth was at the door. ‘Oh Ronald! Its all over everything – even on the floor!’ ‘That doesn’t matter. You get in quickly, before it loses its strength. I’ll go and change now. Get straight in and lie down. It will give your skin a bit of colour!’ He went out and paused, listening. She locked the door, as he expected.

He walked slowly to the electricity box, and forced himself to wait another minute. ‘How is it?’ he shouted. ‘I don’t know yet. I’ve only just got into the bath. It smells nice.’ His hand, covered with the cloth, was on the controls. ‘One, two … three,’ he said, and pulled the handle down. A small explosion from the electric point behind him told him that the electricity had gone off. Then everything was silent. After a time he went and knocked on the bathroom door. ‘Edyth?’ There was no answer, no sound, nothing. Now he had to prepare the second stage. As he knew well, this was the difficult bit. The discovery of the body must be made, but not too soon. He had made that mistake with Dorothy’s ‘accident’, and the police had asked him why he had got worried so soon. This time he decided to wait half an hour before he began to knock loudly on the bathroom door, then to shout for a neighbour and finally to force the lock.

There was something he wanted to do now. Edyth’s leather writing-case, which contained all her private papers, was in the drawer where she kept her blouses. He had discovered it some time ago, but he had not forced the lock open because that would frighten her. Now there was nothing to stop him. He went softly into the bedroom and opened the drawer.

The case was there. The lock was more difficult than he expected, but he finally managed to open the case. Inside there were some financial documents, one or two thick envelopes and, on top of these, her Post Office Savings book. He opened it with shaking fingers, and began reading the figures – 17,000 … 18,600 … 21,940 … He turned over a page, and his heart jumped wildly. On 4th September she had taken almost all the money out of her savings account! Perhaps it was here, in these thick envelopes? He opened one of them; papers, letters, documents fell on the floor.

Suddenly he saw an envelope with his own name on it, in Edyth’s writing. He pulled it open, and saw in surprise that the date on the letter was only two days ago. Dear Ronald, If you ever read this, I am afraid it will he a terrible shock to you. I hoped it would not he necessary to write it, but now your behaviour has forced me to face some very unpleasant possibilities. Did you not realize, Ronald, that any middle-aged woman who has been rushed into marriage to a stranger will ask herself about her husband’s reason for marrying her? At first I thought I was in love with you, but when you asked me to make my will on our wedding day, I began to worry. And then, when you started making changes to the bathroom in this house, I decided to act quickly.

So I went to the police. Have you noticed that the people who have moved into the house next door have never spoken to you? Well, they are not a husband and wife, but a police inspector and a policewoman. The policewoman showed me two pieces from old newspapers, both about women who had died from accidents in their baths soon after their marriages. Both pieces included a photograph of the husband at the funeral. They were not very clear, but I was able to recognize you. So I realized that it was my duty to agree to do what the inspector asked me to do. (The police have been looking for the man since the photographs were given to them by your second wife’s brother.) The inspector said the police needed to be sure that you were guilty: you must be given the opportunity to try the crime again. That’s why I am forcing myself to be brave, and to play my part.

I want to tell you something, Ronald. If one day you lose me, out of the bathroom, I mean, you will find that I have gone out over the kitchen roof, and am sitting in the kitchen next door. I was stupid to marry you, but not quite as stupid as you thought. Yours, Edyth Ronald’s mouth was uglier than ever when he finished reading the letter. The house was still quiet. But in the silence he heard the back door open suddenly, and heavy footsteps rushed up the stairs towards him.. “}

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100 School Words | Learn English Pronunciation | Practice Drill

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Learn English: The 2 ways to pronounce ‘THE’

{“en”:”Hello. I’m Gill from engVid, and today’s lesson is about the little word “the”, and how to say it, how to pronounce it. You might think: “What? I know how to pronounce that word”, but there are two different ways of pronouncing it, and this lesson is designed to show you how to work out which way to say it. Okay. So, the simple rule is: Before a consonant you say “thuh”, but before a vowel sound you say “thee”. So it’s either “thuh” or “thee”.

So, let me just go through some examples to show you how that works. So, before a consonant sound: “thuh”. “The banana”, “the dog”, but then we get our first exception, which is confusing because this word begins with an E which is a vowel letter, but the way it’s pronounced, it has a “ya” at the beginning: “Ya. European. European”, so we say: “Thuh European”, okay? So that’s a slight confusion to be aware of. Continuing on: “The flowers”, “the house”, “the man”, “the people”.

Another exception again because this word begins with a U, which is a vowel letter, but the actual sound when you say this sound is a “ya”, “university”, “university”. It’s not: “university”, it’s “university”. So: “thUH university”, okay? And finally: “The woman, the woman”. So that’s “the” before a consonant sound. So, let’s have a look at the other column. Before the vowel sound we say “thee”, so: “The apple”, “the elephant”, “the ice cream”, “the orange”, “the umbrella”. You can see here “umbrella” also begins with a U, just like “university”, but it’s not pronounced: “yumbrella”, it’s pronounced: “umbrella”, so: “thee umbrella, the umbrella”. Okay. And finally, here’s another funny one, it begins with an H, so you might think: “Well, that’s a consonant”, but it is actually a vowel sound because we don’t pronounce the H in this word.

You may know the word “heir”, which we had in another lesson about using “a” and “an”. The heir is usually, well, male, and the heiress, female; but often the word “heir” is used for female as well nowadays for reasons of equality. So, but: “the heiress”, “e”, so it’s an “e”, “heiress”, so that’s a vowel sound, so: “the heiress”. Okay? So that’s another one to remember, along with the “ya” sound here. So, it’s purely the way you say it which decides whether it’s “thuh” or “thee”. Okay? So now we’ll move on to a second screen, and we’ll do some sentences for you to work out how to pronounce each time the word “the” or “the” appears, so… Okay, so what I should have said at the end of the last section was the word “heir” and “heiress”, I didn’t explain what they meant. So, if you hadn’t seen the other lesson you wouldn’t… You might not know that, so “an heir” or “an heiress” is someone who inherits something, often money or property, something like that. So, okay. Right, so here is the test for you of how to pronounce the word “t-h-e”: “thuh” or “thee”, and as you can see, we have some sentences here.

And every time the word appears I’ve underlined it in red just to help you to see it. So, first sentence: “The ferry crossed the Irish Sea.” So, how would you pronounce the word there? Okay. So: “thuh” goes before a consonant sound, so “f” is a consonant, so: “Thuh fairy. The fairy crossed”, and what about this one? “I” is a vowel sound, so it’s “thee Irish Sea, the Irish Sea”. So: “The fairy crossed the Irish Sea.” Okay? Next one: “The right way is the only way.” Okay, so how would you pronounce those two? So, “r” is a consonant, so: “Thuh right way. The right way is”, “only”, that begins with an “o”, which is a vowel, “only”.

So: “thee only way. The right way is the only way.” Okay? Next one, we have three examples in this sentence, so: “The answer is at the back of the book.” So, what would you do there? “The answer, the back, the book”, so “answer” begins with “a”, which is a vowel, so it’s: “Thee answer. The answer is at”. “Back” and “book” begin with “b”, which is a consonant, so: “Thuh back of thuh book.” Okay. Next one: “The fire hasn’t reached the upper floor”. “Upper” means at the top of the building, up at the top. Okay, so: “fire” begins with an “f”, so that’s a consonant, so: “thuh fire. The fire hasn’t reached”, “upper” begins with “u” which is a vowel sound, so it’s: “thee upper floor. The fire hasn’t reached the upper floor.” Okay. Right. Next one: “The girl felt at home in the empty house.” So if you feel at home, you feel comfortable, you like your surroundings.

Okay. So: “girl” begins with “g” which is a consonant, so: “thuh girl. The girl felt at home in”, “empty” begins with “e” which is a vowel, so: “thee empty house. The girl felt at home in the empty house.” Okay. Next one: “I will join the union in the morning.” So, “union” is a… To do with your profession, for your employment rights and so on, and you pay a subscription to join. So: “I will join”, “union” begins with a “u” which is a vowel sound, so…

Ah, no, hang on. This is one of those exceptions. “Yunion”, so… I nearly caught myself out there. It’s a “ya” sound, so: “thuh union”. It’s not “thee” onion, because “onion” is a different word altogether, with an “o”, an onion is a vegetable, so this is the union. Okay, so: “I will join thuh union in”, “m” consonant, “thuh morning, the morning”. Okay. So that’s a funny little exception, there. Next one, say you’re in a big department store with lots of floors and they have escalators going up and down, and you can’t decide which department to go to first, so you’re with a friend, you might say: “Shall we take the up escalator or the down escalator?” Okay, so which one would you use? “Thuh” or “thee”? So, before “up”, “up”, letter “u” is a vowel sound, “up”, so it’s: “thee up, the up”.

“Shall we take the up escalator or”, then before “down”, “d” is a consonant, so: “thuh, the down escalator”. Okay? And then finally, here’s another one, a little exception because there’s an “h” here, which is not pronounced. So the word “honour”, “honourable”, it sounds like an “o”, we don’t pronounce the “h”, so: “It’s the honourable thing to do.” Which? Which would you use there? Okay, so: “It’s thee honourable”, this one. “…the honourable thing to do”. Okay, so I’m sure you got those all right, and we also have a quiz for you to test that a little bit further on the website, www.engvid.com, so do go to that and try that, see how many points you can get. And see you again soon. Okay. Bye for now.. “}

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Job Interview in English #2: Highlight your skills & experience

{“en”:”- Hi there, and welcome to Speak English with Christina, where you’ll have fun becoming fluent in American English. And welcome back for bonus lesson number two. I’m really happy to see you back for this lesson on how to win more professional opportunities in English, so let’s go ahead and dive in. First, a quick review of lesson number one in case you didn’t see it. We learned that opportunities can come anywhere, anytime, so you always must be prepared so that you avoid last-minute cramming and stress. Cramming is where you try to prepare quickly for something in a short period of time, and generally it creates stress and not very good results. We learned also how to introduce yourself in a professional way. So if you missed that lesson and you need to do this, go back and watch lesson number one. And we also saw that clear structures and simple sentences give you confidence and credibility when you’re speaking English. Now, when you do all of that, you stand out, meaning you are remarkable. People notice you compared to the other candidates or the other people that they talk to.

You become credible and convincing, even in English. This means that you get more opportunities, perhaps a better quality of life, a better salary, and just more excitement in your life because you have better opportunities. Maybe even the possibility to work in a different country if that’s what you want to do. Some people it’s work in a different country, but some people it’s get a job that is closer to their home. But doesn’t matter, you get a better opportunity. You get interesting projects, better opportunities, better career prospects. Even if you’re doing a job interview to change companies, to get a new job, or just trying to get a promotion inside your company or to be chosen for a really exciting mission, maybe in the U.S., I don’t know.

But if you’re credible with your English, you’re clear, you’re convincing, all of these opportunities become possible. And the online course Get The Job, you’re gonna get some more details about this later, but this course gives you the English that you need to get those new opportunities. Like this woman in the photo, maybe you want to go to New York, but maybe you just want to get a better job in your own country. Now, are you the right person for the job or for the mission? This is what the interviewer is asking themselves.

If I choose this person, am I making the right decision? Which means that even in English, you need to show your personality, to be yourself, to be friendly, and sometimes this isn’t easy. I learned French, and for a long time I felt like I wasn’t myself in a different language. I didn’t have as fun of a personality. It’s really frustrating, that feeling, when you’re not yourself in a different language. And in a different language, it does take extra effort to show that you’re a nice person, to show that you’re pleasant to work with, to show that you can make jokes, things like that. And your confidence level is important here. You can’t be terribly shy. You don’t have to be very talkative all the time, but you need to have confidence when you’re speaking in English. And we’re gonna help you to get a little confidence today.

But first, two secrets that I like to call secrets because a lot of people don’t know this about job interviews in the U.S. First, the recruiter expects a thank you note. And next week in fact, the regular Speak English with Christina episode is going to be all about thank you notes after an interview, so be sure to catch that. And also, surprise telephone interviews are common practice, so you always must be prepared.

What sometimes happens is the recruiter or the interview receives applications, they want to pre-screen before they choose who they meet, so they might call you, surprise, and ask you a few questions. So you want to be prepared for this and not wait until you have an appointment for an interview. Because if you’re not prepared, you might not get that appointment.

So, little hint, join this list. Go to this page on the website on the screen before Tuesday, November 7th, and you’re gonna get some extra bonuses about this coming up in the next week or so. So, go there, sign up, get the bonuses, and get the job. Now, if you don’t know me, let me introduce myself. I’m Christina. I’m an English coach since 2004, and I coach students around the world online, in France, Italy, Brazil, Taiwan, Japan. I really love my job. I love helping people become more confident and more fluent in English, and that’s why I created Speak English with Christina TV. And today there are more than 80,000 Speak English Ambassadors, these are my students, who are learning English with me. So it’s a really fantastic community of learners, and I encourage you to go to ChristinaRebuffet.com and see what it’s all about and join us if you like it. Now, solid structures make you more convincing and easy to understand when you’re speaking English, especially when you’re talking about yourself and your experience.

And one super useful structure, it’s the S.T.A.R. structure. It stands for situation, tasks, action or approach, and the result. And we’re gonna see how you can apply this structure in different situations. The situation at the beginning, this is the context of your story. Then the task is the challenge that you faced. The action is what you did to overcome that challenge. And the result is, well, the result or the lesson that you learned from the task and the action. And you can use this in a lot of different situations that we’re gonna look at later, but first we’re going to look at one specific situation at a networking event, and someone starts a question with “Have you ever?” Like, “Have you ever used Agile “to manage any of your projects?” Because maybe they want to find out if you would be a good person to work with and they want to know about your experience with this.

So you start with the situation. “Yeah, I have. “It was in my last job. “I was working on a software development project.” Okay, context. Then the task. “And we needed to find a way to streamline everything “and distribute the work more evenly to project members.” Then action, what you did. “So, with our team, we decided to try out Agile. “We even did special training in Agile “so we could be sure to do it right.” And the result.

“And it was really helpful. “Our project went a lot more smoothly, “the work was better distributed, “and we could keep track of our progress better. “I really liked the approach.” So you see how those structures help you to be clearer, easier to understand. And what’s good about the S.T.A.R. structure is that it’s very flexible. You don’t have an answer to memorize, because that doesn’t work, but you have a flexible structure with strategies to answer similar questions in different contexts more easily, which boosts your confidence, boosts your fluency, and makes it easier for you to get more opportunities. Here’s a few examples in a job interview. “Tell me about a time “when you had to face a difficult situation.” Use the S.T.A.R. structure. For example, the situation. “I was supposed to have training before beginning a new job, “but finally I didn’t have the training.

“It wasn’t easy because my team was almost completely new “and had no experience at the company. “They didn’t know the company’s processes, and me neither.” Okay, there’s your context. Your task. “I had to teach myself the process “because no one trained me. “I had to adapt myself to the situation “and find solutions to learn the process quickly. “I also had to stay credible in the eyes of my team. “And this was important for me as a new manager.” So your action, what you did. “Each day, I studied the process “in the company documentation. “I spent a lot of time doing this, “but finally I succeeded in learning everything “to feel comfortable in my new position.” And the result. “So, thanks to my persistence, I overcame this difficulty “and could teach the process to my team. “We advanced without waiting for the training, “which finally happened three months later.

“But because we were all familiar with it, “the training was quick and easy for the entire team.” So, that’s one very common job interview question, but here are some other questions where you could use the S.T.A.R. structure for different contexts. In a job interview, “Tell me about a time “when you had to handle an unhappy customer. “What did you do?” At a networking event, “What’s the most interesting project “that you’ve worked on?” Or at a meeting, “Patrick,” or whatever, “Patrick, you’ve had experience with this.

“Why don’t you tell us what you did? “Maybe that can help us find some ideas for solutions.” So, like I said, this is a very versatile, practical, useful structure in a lot of different contexts, and it will help you sound clear, credible, convincing, and structured. Now, this is also part of the Get The Job course. You actually have a completely module on how to structure answers to questions like this. And here’s what one past student said. “Christina’s program,” the Get The Job course, “helped me so much. “She’s very oriented professional life, “with a modern approach. “At the end of the program, I felt more prepared “for a job interview in English and I was comfortable “with answering questions about my experience.” So Muriel saw this change, and you can see this change as well, and the Get The Job course is going to help you make that change.

Now, last time we had some hesitations, and I want to address those, because they are important. If you’re thinking, “I can find resources on the internet for this.” Yes, you can, yeah, but you’ll lose time searching for them, selecting the resources. There’s no structure, there’s no guidance. You don’t know if what you’re finding, if it’s good or not, because there’s so much out there. So, yes, you can, but you’re gonna lose time that would be better spent preparing and improving your English. Like I said, take the energy and use it to improve the way that you present yourself, the way that you defend your profile. It’s a better use of your time. And as we say in English, time is money, so use your time wisely.

For example, with the Get The Job course, which accelerates your process, because everything is chosen, everything is structured. You just have to do the work to increase your chance of success. “I can’t memorize answers by heart.” I totally agree with you. Life is not memorized answers by heart. And the course doesn’t give you answers to memorize, no. It gives you a step-by-step guide to create your own answers in correct English. So it includes grammar, vocabulary, and the system to guide you to create your own answers so that you learn to talk about your experience, your skills, and your strengths in a natural way that shows that you are the right person for job or the project.

And maybe you’re thinking, “I need to practice with someone.” I agree. I’m a big fan of practicing to learn to speak English. And there are also opportunities for speaking practice in the course with a special coaching option. But if you want to learn about these opportunities, you have to join the list at the address on the screen before Tuesday, November 7th so that you get your invitation to join the course and to join those speaking opportunities as well. Now, a little preview in lesson number three. Next time, you’re gonna see some tips from a international recruiter on what to do and what not to do to succeed in an interview. It’s not so easy to pronounce, that one. You’ll also see how to conclude your interview or networking discussion positively, which is very important, and how to increase your chances that the other person remembers you as motivated, easy to work with, and someone that they want to follow up with for the next step in the process, whatever that is.

Now, I have a question for you. What is the most difficult thing for you about selling or promoting your profile in English? What are the things that you’re worried about when you do this? Tell me in the comments below, because I can make some lessons about it to help you with those things. And I would love to read your stories about this. All right, so that’s it for bonus lesson number two. Bonus lesson number three is coming in a few days, so be sure to come back and check for that. And of course go and get your bonuses and join the list to get your invitation to join the Get The Job course before November 7th. All right, you guys, I’m Christina, and I’ll see you next time.. “}

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English Lesson 2 – What’s this? School English. | Learn English for kids with Gogo.

{“en”:”What’s this? Look, Gogo! What’s this? It’s a box! Open it please, Gogo. What’s this? It’s a plate. What’s this? It’s a bowl. This is a knife. This is a fork. Gogo! Look! A shark! What’s this? It’s water. Hello! Watch new Gogo lessons with Erick and Nicole. Click here. Page 9. Unit 2. What’s this? Conversation. Listen and look. Page 10. Vocabulary. Listen and say. Page 10. Target. Listen and say. Page 11. Practice 1. Listen and number. Number 1. Number 2. Number 3. Number 4. Page 11. Practice 2. Your turn! Listen and answer. Page 12. Chant. Listen and chant. Book, pen, desk, chair. Page 12.

Activity 1. Listen say and circle. Page 14. Alphabet. Number 1. Listen, point and say. Page 14. Number 2. Listen and chant. Duck, egg, fish. Page 6. Unit 2. What;s this? Number 1. Listen and circle. Page 9. Number 3. Listen to the chant and mark. Page 7. Point to the picture and say the word. Page 8. Point to the words that start with letter c. Now point to the words that start with letter d. Now, point to the words that start with letter c. Let’s do coloring pages. D Duck. Diver. Dog. E Eraser. Elephant. Eagle. F Fish. Fan. Flamingo. Book Skype English classes for children at WWW.ELICLASS.COM. “}

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Learn English Words Faster – AGILE – Meaning, Vocabulary With Pictures and Examples ✅

{“en”:”Agile able to move fast and easily Because he practiced parkour, he was an extremely agile athlete. He was difficult to chase through the crowd due to his agile movements. The agile runner was able to avoid stumbling over the rock on the running path. Since the thief was so agile, it made it difficult to track his movements. The director was looking for agile stage hands who could move quickly on and off the stage for scene changes. Agile able to move fast and easily Agile able to move fast and easily Agile able to move fast and easily”}

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10 Tips To Build Your Vocabulary | Ways To Learn More English Words

{“en”:”Hello! I’m Emma from mmmEnglish! What’s the best way to learn new English vocabulary? Ahh the million dollar question! If only I could give the ultimate answer to that question. It’s a question that I get asked daily – literally! There is no single best way. There is no quick solution, but I do have 10 tips or recommendations in this lesson that will help you to improve your English vocabulary. So you need to find the best way for you and to do that you need to take a few moments to think about YOU. Think about your interests. Do you like reading? The movies? Watching the news? How do you like to learn? Do you like to learn inside or outside, in a group or alone? What type of learner are you? How do you best take in information? And what’s your schedule like? When can you study? On the train or with your kids? Use this information to find the opportunities to learn and enjoy English.

The truth is that to successfully learn new vocabulary, you need to create really good study habits. You need to keep it interesting and you need to make sure that you’re having fun! It’s something that you need to be doing every day so you need to find a way to involve things that you love to do. Me? I get really bored reading grammar books and listening to words through dictionaries. I’m much more likely to stay motivated if I’m eating or drinking so I like to study around meals.

Hey, you may laugh but it works for me! Consistency is key when you’re learning new words. You can’t just learn them once and magically they’re kept inside your head forever. You need to hear them again and again. Understand how they’re used in different context or how they’re conjugated or used in different, in word families. You need to use them yourself. The truth is that we all learn differently.

So in this video I’m going to talk about 10 different tools and techniques that you can use to improve your vocabulary. You might not like all of them but you will definitely enjoy some of them and hopefully you can make them a part of your daily or your weekly routine. And if you’ve got any of your own suggestions about ways to learn vocabulary, then add them to the comments below! Share the love with everyone, people! So, the first suggestion or the first tip is get better at studying new words.

Keep a vocabulary journal. Don’t roll your eyes at me, you can do this in lots of different ways. If you think it’s dorky to carry around a notebook, then find a way that works for you. There are lots of apps that can help you to do this – apps on your smartphone. And it’s just as easy to make notes there. Your phone is great because it’s always with you but if you prefer to keep a notebook that’s just as good.

So neat ways of doing this are creating lists or by creating vocabulary maps. However, you do it you need to keep updating it and you need to keep building on this list and don’t just write the word down. Go deeper! If it’s a noun, learn whether it’s countable or uncountable. Learn the prefixes and suffixes so that you can build on those words. Learn synonyms for those words. You know, if you said “I felt angry”, there are so many other options.

Annoyed, irritated, furious, frustrated, or cranky. Learn if any of these words are used in phrasal verbs or idioms. Number two. When you do learn new words, don’t just learn them on their own. Learn them with the words that they are often used with. These are called collocations. Two or more English words that are often said together or used together. They sound right because native speakers often use them together.

For example, you throw or have or plan a party. You don’t make a party. Or instead of memorising the word, apply, learn the phrase “apply for a job” or “apply for a citizenship” or “apply for a visa”. You can learn hundreds of new individual words but you’ll be frustrated if you can’t put them together in a sentence that sounds correct and natural. When you learn words in groups, you’re learning the words with the verb, the nouns, the prepositions that they are commonly used with so you’ll sound much more natural when you speak.

Three. Learn new vocabulary through stories. Stories are full of new words, phrases and interesting expressions that show you how words come together in a really entertaining way. Just like the collocation method, you are learning new vocabulary in context. You’re not only learning what words to use but you’re learning how to use them. An important note to remember is that it’s important to challenge yourself but not feel completely overwhelmed and confused. Read stories that are fun, that are enjoyable and that help you to feel confident with English. Start with children’s books if you need to! “Emma are you serious? Start with children’s books?” Yes I’m serious! There are lots of great children’s books out there that are interesting, they’re funny, they’re full of adventure. Start with children’s books and when you’re reading them and it becomes too easy, you can try something a bit more challenging. In the description below I’ve linked to some great books that you can get started with.

In this wonderful day and age that we live in, you can also find audiobooks for almost any book that you can imagine and when you’re learning English, hearing how the words are pronounced is so important because English is not phonetic. In English, words are often not pronounced the way that you think they are, so listening and reading at the same time is even better! I use Audible to download my audiobooks and listen to them while I’m jogging, while I’m travelling, while I’m drifting off to sleep. And I’ve listed some really great books in the description box below. Plus, there’s a link down there to try your first audio book for free and I really recommend it.

Make sure you choose stories and topics that you love and that you’re interested in. On that note, TED Talks are also really great for this because there’s TED Talks on almost every topic imaginable and you can also follow the transcript as the speaker is speaking. I’ll link you to some of my favourite TED Talks in the description below too. Another great tip is to learn new vocabulary through songs. If you love listening to music, there is no doubt that learning new vocabulary through songs will help you to remember them. You need to find songs where the words are not sung too fast so that you can hear each word and how it’s pronounced. It’s more effective if you can download the lyrics and read them as you’re listening.

There are so many more benefits to learning vocabulary through songs! They get stuck in your head – if they’re good – so you’ll be singing them and practising them so often you won’t even feel like you’re doing it – in the shower, while you’re exercising, while you’re driving to work. Songs also use colloquial language or slang language that’s really common in English. You’ll also hear how words are contracted and reduced and it’s going to improve your speaking skills too.

If you’re singing out loud you’ll be improving aspects of your pronunciation. And the rhythm of music helps you to memorise new vocabulary. I’ll also link down there to some great websites where you can get lyrics for English songs and also, if you’ve got any suggestions about great English music that you like to listen to, make sure you add it to the comments. The next tip. Get better at using online dictionaries. Online dictionaries offer so many ways to practise and learn new English vocabulary. Let’s look at the word, produce, as an example.

When I look up this word in an online dictionary, I can read the definition, I can read and sometimes listen to the different verb forms, producers, produced, producing. I can read lots of example sentences that show how this word is used. I can also learn synonyms and collocations. You can also see the entire word family: produce, producer, production, productive, unproductive, productively, product, produce. You’ll also listen to the pronunciation and in this example, you’ll be surprised (maybe) to learn that the verb produce and the noun produce are pronounced differently. I recommend some online dictionaries below in the description box. I use Oxford online dictionaries and Macmillan online dictionaries. They also have really great apps for iPhone and for Android. So go and explore all of the amazing vocabulary building tools.

Plus, if you sign up to their email list you’re going to get sent a new English word every day and that’s just another way to get more practice with new vocabulary! OK, what about flashcards and labels? Flashcards have been a really favourite way of learning new vocabulary for years and years! But there are lots more options available for us today. You might prefer to hand-write English phrases on one side of a card and then translate them into your own native language on the other, but you can also use an SRS program such as Anki.

Now I downloaded Anki a few weeks ago and I think it’s amazing! It allows you to remember a large number of words in a short amount of time. And it also lets you work at your own pace so I guess it’s kind of like digital flashcards and as you practise, the program remembers what words you get wrong and it shows you them more frequently. So you get to practise some more! It’s a really efficient way of studying, I can’t recommend it highly enough! I use it while I’m studying Spanish.

Another tip – my favourite tip – is to describe the world around you, what’s happening around you. If you like using a dictionary to learn new vocabulary, getting into the habit of describing things that are happening around you in English is a really great way to study. When you’re unsure of words, look them up. It will help you to fill in the gaps in your vocabulary. So for example, when you’re at your local supermarket, ask yourself “Do I remember the names for everything that’s in the fridge?” or “How can I describe the woman waiting in line?” or “Do I know the English names of all of these vegetables?” When you can’t think of a word, you stop and you look it up.

Understand how it’s used, practise it and then use it again next time you’re at the supermarket. You can also do it on your way to work on the bus, as you’re going past things you can think of the vocabulary and try and fill in the gaps when you don’t know how to describe it or explain it. Number nine – my favourite – imitate a native speaker. Imitation and shadowing are great techniques to improve pronunciation and spoken English but they’re also awesome for learning new vocabulary, in context too. I have a huge range of imitation lessons that are available on different topics, so if you want to check them out you can go up here or I’ll link to them at the end of the video. And number ten. If you are confident enough, speak and practise being in conversations. By the time you’ve reached pre-intermediate to intermediate level, you already have enough vocabulary in you, you can communicate what you want.

The message might not be perfect but it’s enough and it’s at this point that practising real conversation is going to catapult your English skills and that means push them much further than if you just keep doing what you’re doing. In conversations, you’re developing core language skills simultaneously. You’re listening, you’re asking questions, you’re learning new vocabulary and context. You’re pushing yourself to find new ways to express your ideas. And if you’re not expressing yourself clearly enough, you have to find a new way of explaining yourself. And all of this is happening at once, there’s lots of pressure, there is no better way to build your language skills than immersing yourself inside an English conversation. There are so many different ways that you can do this. You can do it online, there are companies that connect you with people who want to study English like Cambly and Lingoda.

I’ll write a link to all of those in the description below too. Or in that link up there. I have a Facebook group that encourages conversation amongst women so if you’re a woman, you are welcome to join! It’s free and there is a link in the description below as well. So that’s it, my ten suggestions for improving your vocabulary. Try them out and let me know what you think! And if you’ve got some other suggestions about ways to improve your vocabulary, add them in the comments! Most importantly, you need to find ways to learn and practise vocabulary that will work best for you because hey, we all learn differently. We all have different priorities and different amounts of time to spend when we’re learning new languages. You need to create your own good study habits and find ways to enjoy English while you’re learning new words.

If you haven’t already subscribed to the mmmEnglish Channel, you should definitely do it! There’s always new lessons to keep you busy. Watch one of my imitation lessons right here to help you build your vocabulary and improve your pronunciation and become a better English speaker. If you want to watch some of the other mmmEnglish lessons, go right here. Thanks for watching and I’ll see you in the next lesson. Bye for now!. “}

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The English Teacher DEMO

{“en”:”Levels Basic to Advanced Vocabulary Grammar Listening and reading Let’s view a typical study session Entering today, the platform informs me that I have 91 words or rules to review and that the review will take 26 minutes. Why review before seeing new material? This is due to principles of Spaced Learning Everyone has a forgetting curve, and Harvard studies have concluded that if you interfere with the forgetting curve at the proper times you are more likely to remember something for a lifetime Study is not the same thing as learning Learning is remembering for life. With spaced learning You learn more and study less Here the question is shown and the answer is requested This is the probability that I have of having learned the item. These are the seconds that I have to answer Using this option forces me to give responses only from my head and avoids the use of hand-written notes and copies This is the number of errors that I can make If I make many mistakes, the system realizes I have problems in learning it, and flags it for more frequent reviews.

I continue with my review of today I get to the last questions Letu2019s look at the history of the word that Iu2019ve just answered. The first time I saw it was on March 1 I answered quickly and correctly so the system scheduled it to be reviewed for two weeks later That day I also answered correctly and quickly so the review was set for April 14th After 30 days of not having seen the word I easily remembered it without help so now the system considered it learned and and removes it from the automatic review process In total, I saw the word “HAPPY” only 3 times Last question As you can see, this item is almost learned.

This is the history of this word on its way to be learned On November 5 I took the quiz and answered incorrectly so it was scheduled to be reviewed three days later I didnu2019t remembered that day either, so the next quiz was scheduled even closer As you see, the more I have trouble learning the more frequent are the rehearsals At later dates I answered correctly so the rehearsals were increasingly spaced out in days until the exam on April 14 This day is very important because if I answer the question correctly the system will consider it learned and will retire it from the automatic review process It would be considered learned because 62 days have passed since the last time I had seen it and if I answered correctly and unaided the likelihood of remembering it for life will be close to 100% The higher the probability of having learned something (i.e.

To remember for life) the more demanding the system is Let’s see why On November 5 I saw this word “teaspoon” which had a 37% chance of being learned and only had 35 seconds to answer and could not make more than 2 errors In contrast, when I reviewed it on January 11 I had 20 seconds to answer and I was allowed to make 0 errors Start a new lesson Now, we can study new material I choose how many items I want to study in this session Here I have what I must learn examples notes The notes try to make learning fun Voice Recorder Ability to record and compare pronunciation Most of the content is in English but the student can always get help in the native language to avoid getting stuck Two available dictionaries The course has two dictionaries obtainable by double-clicking any word If the student double-clicks a common word probably he or she is a student who is just starting to learn English and therefore the word is translated directly into Spanish If the word is not commonly used, the word is defined in plain English in order to have the student immersed in English for as long as possible Even when the dictionary of non-common words is shown the definition can be translated by clicking on it Sentence translator If getting the meaning word for word is not enough you can also select an entire sentence and get its translation clock This clock shows the total time of study today After three minutes of inactivity, the clock stops share remarks Students can also post comments on each word or rule studied for personal use or if they want to share them with friends or the community at large Personalized mp3 lessons After a few days of study the platform has already identified what material I have trouble remembering Then I may ask it to assemble an mp3 sound file so I can listen to it on my iPod, smart phone, DVD, etc This allows me to study while traveling to my school or university, before sleeping etc.

The mp3 file is personalized It contains only my mistakes I download it as many times as I want So I study wherever and whenever Besides studying using a Web browser you can also do it on iPhone, iPad, or Android based devices Finally, let’s consider the stats page This is the total number of lessons in the course which I have studied all I’ve learned 3,101 of them This is the progress of study, which is related to the two previous bars I may have studied the whole course, but have learned only a portion of it When the progress bar reaches 100% the course is already learned that is, the likelihood of remembering it for a lifetime is close to 100% Studying is not the same as learning The most advanced program to learn English”}

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