Use these 5 words to score high in IELTS speaking

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Hi guys I’m Manjita and thank you for being my darling subscribers today we’re going to talk about something which is very very important I will teach you five power packed words of vocabulary which you can definitely use in your English speaking section of IELTS and you will score higher marks trust me it’s good to use simple sentences but use some great vocabulary, not a lot of them just space it really well and use just five or six good vocabulary or great words in English and then that’s the mantra of scoring good marks well the very first one which I want to share with you is called plethora plethora, means a lot of stuff, right.

Now this word plethora plethora so this word you can use for a lot of things you can say while if you’re talking about hobbies you can say I have plethora of hobbies a lot of hobbies but this is my favorite one or I went to a particular place it has plethora of food items plethora of cuisines plethora of malls plethora of shopping complexes so now you know whenever you want to use the word a lot or great options use plethora okay.

Well let’s talk about the second word and that is mesmerized mezmerizes mesmerized okay it means that you awe struck you’re charmed this you can use for any place which has caught your attention it was so beautiful so you will use the word mesmerized and in a verb mesmerized because it’s a past tense so you can say the lake or the place or the holiday destination or the picture the painting it was so beautiful that I was mesmerized okay so now you know how to use mesmerize so try using this word describing anything which is beautiful okay it could be a beautiful dream it could be a beautiful place it could be a beautiful concert it can be anything so use the word mesmerize alright the third one we’ll talk about is however yes however however however right this word is used when you have to describe two contradicting sentences okay for example you’re explaining your hobby so I used to play football however now I love cricket okay so the two different things you’re talking about so you connect them with however all right I was a very active child however now I just love to sit on my couch okay or I used to love singing however dancing is my new hobby so I’m talking about two different contradicting sentences I’m connecting them using however, okay the next one recapitulate recapitulate we will say it together…recapitulate recapitulate recapitulate recapitulate okay it means it’s another words for summarizing so usually in your third part of IELTS you’ll have a “state your opinion” kind of a form where the examiner will say….

So in your opinion this is good or that is good you feel this is better or that is better so at the end when you say to summarize instead of using the word summarize you can save well to recapitulate this in my opinion is good to use the word recapitulate for summary okay practice this recapitulate alright and the last one of course we all are caught in to this most of the times and that word is dilemma alright dilemma dilemma dilemma it means when you are in a situation where you have to make – I mean you are between two difficult choices and both are unpleasant so well you have to choose one and that point but you have to make…

When you have to difficult choices to consider you are in a dilemma I was in a dilemma you choose this or that, right, it was a difficult situation I was in a dilemma dilemma okay. So now you have got all the five words in-front of you. All you have to do is practice to pronounce it clearly and my tip is whenever you use these words in whatever sentences you’re forming in the sense… in whatever situation comes in try to use these words of course in the correct form and at the correct places but I’ve given you these generic words you can use them in whatever situation is coming in front of you, if it’s hobbies or its food its shopping centers whatever you can use plethora very nicely if it’s about describing a beauty or how enchanted you were you can use mezmerize right so you’ve got the whole gist of how to do it please practice to pronounce it practice it in front of the mirror and whenever you use these words or whichever of these 5 words which I’m saying pause as in by pause I mean take it slow okay the place was really beautiful and I was so mesmerized by the beauty of it so you note my speed that I paused or I slowed down I stressed when I said the word mesmerized okay and then went ahead so the listener understands…

Okay, you are using interesting vocabulary some difficult but relevant words and in the appropriate places and then you score marks. Bye, I’m sure these words will help you let me know that did you find them useful or not and have you started practicing and using them. All the best for your IELTS and your general English learning journey and you will rock because you are my rock star bye bye, take care. .

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June is here! – LIVE ENGLISH – From the birthplace of the English language – with Mr Duncan 1/6/18

{“en”:”So here we are oh it’s a new month has arrived I can’t believe it and Here I am now with you live as live can be here we go then it is what is it today it’s Friday it feels very unusual to be here on a Friday but look outside look at the day we are having it’s a glorious day and June is here it is June the 1st the first day of a new month and I thought hmm I thought it would be a good idea to go outside and do something live because the weather is quite nice although having said that there is a forecast for thunder and rain later on today so I’m not really sure whether or not I’m going to be staying out here for a very long time because it looks as if there might be some rain coming so we will see what happens but for now the Sun is in the sky everything is alright even though now and again there are some black clouds hanging overhead some storm clouds are floating by right now so here we go then but the big question is is where am i oh ok then if you insist hi everybody this is mr.

Duncan in England how are you today are you ok I hope so are you happy I hope so so I thought why not why not do a live stream on the first day of June and it does feel quite summery today even though as I just mentioned there is a little bit of rain in the air so I’m taking a bit of a risk here going outside on what can only be described as a very hot and humid day it’s ever so humid here it’s really really hot so a lot of people already on the live chat I can’t believe how many people already are here on the live chat so let’s say hello shall we so hello to Alamgir who is first on the live chat today so hello to you and welcome welcome to my special live English outside it’s a very warm day very muggy so Alamgir Husein congratulations you are first on the live chat Attila is also here today hello Attila hi mr.

Duncan how are you I’m okay thanks I can’t complain also JC jordi amir andrew is here how is your week going so far well today is the final day of the week because it’s Friday yes I’m sure you are very excited as well because the week is coming to an end the weekend is just around the corner what a lovely surprise you’re on with another livestream yes it’s true I hope you could hear me ok because I think the sound level might be a little bit low so for those who can’t hear me please let me know it’s a nice start to the month with a live stream yes I thought I would do it as a little surprise you know I like to have surprises and sometimes I like to give surprises as well so here we go yes it’s a little overcast there are some some black clouds floating overhead at the moment you tis here hello ute mr.

Duncan what a surprise oh thank you very much I hope it’s a nice surprise that’s all I can say hello everyone from I think you are watching in Russia or maybe somewhere nearby Albert is here hello Albert I don’t think I’ve seen you here before is it your first time on the live chat if it is your first time please let me know please tell me mr. Duncan my first time so let me know also Marie so is here watching in Brazil I have a strange feeling that I have a lot of people watching in Brazil at the moment I don’t know why I’ve noticed over the past couple of weeks that I sing to have lots and lots of people watching in Brazil say hello to Brazil yes I just have Gabrielle or Gabriel is here hello to you as well Fredrik Fredrik Roy says it’s my first time to chat on the live chat with your live stream oh ok then thank you welcome Fredrik now in the past I used to give fireworks when when someone new arrived on the live chat but sadly I don’t have any fireworks at the moment I’m I’m ever so sorry about that so I hope you will forgive me so it’s live English it’s live mr.

Duncan the reason why I’m doing this today is because it’s a brand new month and I’m thinking of doing some regular surprise live streams during the month of June so besides my normal live streams I’m also thinking of doing something slightly different during this month by giving you some lovely surprise live streams especially if the weather turns out to be nice because if the weather is nice then it might be a good opportunity to actually go outside all I’m thinking at the moment is I hope it doesn’t start raining but I have planned for that so if it does start raining I’m going to play a video and then I will move my things inside so just in case it decides to start raining I do have a back-up plan the other night something very exciting happened we had some Bulls arrive at the back of the house so some Bulls have arrived and there at the back although today they’ve disappeared can you believe it I was hoping to capture them live on camera but unfortunately they have decided to wander off that’s not very good is it the live chat is starting to get very busy Kunal is here apparently it’s Children’s Day today I did not know that here in the UK it is a special day because it’s national fish and chip day it is one of the most famous English meals a lot of people associate this country England with fish and chips so here in the UK it is national fish and chip day Thank You Albert it’s not my first time I’ve been watching you for quite a long time but I don’t comment regularly well Albert you are more than welcome to say hello any time – is here it is my first time mr.

Duncan to talk to you on the live chat well all I can say is welcome welcome Aurora hello Aurora mr. Duncan I’m at the gym unfortunately I can’t watch because it’s Friday morning well all I can say is I’m very pleased to hear that you have decided you have decided to keep fit I like that you are very active first thing in the morning I wish I was amrwardy I believe you need to manage the clock on this video it says the 30th of May yes it probably does let’s just get rid of that shall we that is my automatic date which comes up and sometimes sometimes it isn’t right yes it’s true you are you are correct there so all I have to do is watch this is if by magic I can actually change the date even though you can’t see it but I’m going to change the date see look how professional I’m trying to be there it is that’s Beth sir yes oh that’s much better let’s just make sure it’s right yeah the date is now right it is definitely the first of June there it is I’ve corrected it now thank you for noticing by the way KATU is here hello mr.

Duncan it’s my first time okay then welcome you are more than welcome to join in and don’t forget I am live every Wednesday from p.m. UK time and also every Sunday from p.m. UK time summer cookie says it’s my first time normally I’m a shy girl and I don’t believe that I’m here you are now live summer cookie you are now live and I like your name by the way because I like summer and I also like eating cookies hi Trin hi Albert hi Amory and hi everyone from TS hello TS thanks for joining me today I think you are watching in Indonesia so far away I’m going to guess that the weather in Indonesia is very similar to here it’s very hot and very humid here today so I thought just to get us all in the mood I thought we would have a little replay of something I did a while ago and because there is no mr.

Steve today unfortunately so because mr. Steve is away busy working I am on my own so I thought it would be fun to show one of my past videos with mr. Steve so here we are doing something in the kitchen but the big question is what are we doing oh hello there well welcome to the kitchen it’s mr. Duncan and a mr. Steve come over here it’s over there so here we are in the kitchen what are we going to do we are going to make some tea cakes but we’re not actually making them we’re going window we’re going to put them in the toaster we’re going to toast them toast of the tea cakes that we have previously purchased from a local bakery and here they are here are the tea cakes look at that are they gorgeous too fresh tea cakes now so people think that tea cakes and hot cross buns are the same thing but in fact in fact they are not they are not the same thing tea cakes are normally larger and also they don’t have the cross on the front also they are not as flavoursome they don’t have as much spice or lemon zest inside them so normally lemon zest lemon zest I love the lemon zest it’s just a sweet bread with some currants or raisins added so the name perhaps such a strong flavor is hot cross bun but they are still delicious they are delicious so mr.

Steve what do we need to do first we need to well these are frozen and we’ve defrosted we need to take them out of this pandemic we can’t put them in the toaster while they’re inside that plastic bag know that I know for certain I would be very silly you keep it so don’t forget don’t toast them in the back because the plastic will melt and they will tastes terrible so they freeze very well for once we brought them fresh bread retort too many and if we froze with some of them and they are absolutely delicious icy frosty red freezes very well as we all know and there they all look lovely look at those lovely tea cakes so now mr.

Steven iceberg mr. Steve is going to cut them right in half careful I’ve got an armed with a sharp knife I’m not sure if we should trust mr. Steve with a sharp knife so here we go I’m going to cut these in preparation for putting in the toaster there we go that one that will strengthen in the toaster and I’ll move I’ll cut the other one in half so that we resin because know me better them we want to make sure the right hard okay with the right ones and this one thing I’ve noticed with mr.

Steve when he’s doing something he likes to bang things around and clang which is great for real life but unfortunately on camera whether you are listening at home it sounds dreadful so try to do everything quietly if you can do it silently silently including them but the voice can be big fine well they’re going to take about two minutes to toast in there so meanwhile should I get rid of with in here the butter oh yes we’re going to put some lovely butter now you have to have butter on your tea cakes there is something I noticed because the word butter can actually be used in other ways as well is that true mr. Steve that’s very true yes butter is normally for spreading on bread and things like that but it can be used by the way so here we go butter the word butter can be used in more than one way for example it can be used as a verb in the phrase butter up if you want to win someone’s favor or if you want to get someone on your side you might try to charm them by doing something nice you butter them up you try to butter them up by being nice to them so the phrase butter up means flatter a person or suck up to them for example I need my friend to drive me into town tomorrow and I won’t have to butter him up by treating him to dinner to butter up a person means to flatter or charm someone so was it get on that good side you ingratiate them butter or butter up now I can butter up to mr.

Duncan couldn’t I yeah I could tell mr. Duncan oh I’ll go do that later I will show an example no I’ll do it now oh I’m gonna butter up to mr. Duncan now mr. Dave oh how do you what how do you look so slim having have you lost weight oh thank you I think mr. Steve is trying to butter me up I think mr. Steve wants something so better up means to flatter someone or to ingratiate yourself to to creep around someone normally for a favor okay any chance that I can you know here on your showers on Sunday no your office doesn’t show yeah and you’re on it now it’s slim you’re so good-looking this isn’t okay come on I’m hungry right that pinging sound meant that this out of the toaster and over there we go mr.

Duncan won’t like that one because it’s bird you know my bird burns daily mr. Tim I don’t like my buns burn I bet my buns too Brown try not to bang around please stop banging it sounds terrible on the camera mr. Duncan likes lots of better on his tea cakes I would say where else but he said there are some on the teeth on the tea cakes I like I like my buns buttery that’s great that’s good mr. Steve thank you there we go I don’t know what’s happened to that it doesn’t seem very much there we go there is the first tea cake it has been toasted and as you can see there is some butter it is now melting on the tea cake so mr. Steve is now going to toast his tea cake by the way just in case you have just joined us we are live well this isn’t live but in a moment I will be lying again on Sunday yes we are here live is live can be on Sunday afternoon I hope you are enjoying this live lesser my fingers are all greasy and so I was using a paper towel to wipe all the butter off so it’s gonna be a long time we got two minutes at least two minutes to wait before the next TK comes out to the toaster so well I know what I’m I don’t know what I’m going to I wanna go cold I’m going to have a bite of the tea cake to see how nice it is to see how well nice please how well mr.

Steve has toasted this tea cake let’s see okay mmm they go very nicely with a cup of tea hence the name tea cake well actually it could be called a tea cake you have them at tea time I think it’s because you have another cup of tea which we haven’t got ready but we can make afterwards the kept low now while we’re waiting no suit yourself it’s too noisy okay pretend pretend Oh what are we five year olds another 30 second repeat mr. Steve likes his buns very Brown mmm these are delicious very nice hmm hot you know testers get very hot right there is there is another type of there is another type of burn called a scone or stomp and they are much smaller and normally they are made with pure butter or fat another way for a burn is your buttocks yes but actually that it’s buns so your buttocks or your bum cheeks can be called bunions now that normally comes from American English so if you talk about someone’s nice buns you might be talking about their bread but also you might be talking about their lovely sexy bottom okay mr.

Steve so that could actually yes it like someone’s bottom that does that’s good can I just say now for the record mr. Steve can you stop banging things around and I put that but it back in the fridge otherwise it’ll melt I’m gonna do it quietly all right so I’m ready to be fine now that’s it we’re going to eat our tea cakes I’ve already eaten half of mine thank you very much for following us delicious we’re now going back to the studio back to the studio live to rejoin mr. Duncan that’s me Oh Oh mr. Duncan and I look forward to seeing you again very shortly where am I going to be stuck in the corner maybe I haven’t decided yet outside oh yeah it’ll be a big surprise off we go bye hmm so here we are then it is a Friday and we are live I hope you enjoyed that for those who are missing mr.

Steve I thought I would play one of our old moments of time recorded in the kitchen when we were eating our tea cakes and for those who are wondering the small black things inside are raisins raisins and sultanas they are types of dried fruit so I hope that answers your question I hope you enjoyed that fortunately the rain is holding off we just had some lovely sunshine the Sun came out just and it was absolutely glorious and soon as the video finished and I returned live the Sun went back in I don’t know what’s going on come on son why are you letting me down I’ve just been checking on my phone as well there are lots of very useful apps that you can get nowadays for your mobile phones so there is one that I can actually check any time of the day to find out what the weather is like in my area and they even have a special radar that scans for rain so I can actually see a live view and I can see where the rain is and where it is moving so at the moment it looks as if there is no rain here at the moment there is no rain anywhere around this area although I suppose I should be very careful what I’m saying to be honest because you know we might suddenly get lots of rain so I’ll have to be careful what I’m saying the live chat is up and running oh hello there so many people on the live chat amory is here or amia sorry I wish I could have your tea cakes yes they are beautiful oh hey Haitham gauzy says amazing recording we miss mr.

Steve a lot of people miss mr. Steve by the way last night last night it was the first night the opening night of the musical play that mr. Steve is actually appearing in so apparently everything went well now tonight I am going to see it so instead of tomorrow night originally I was going to go tomorrow but I’m very busy tomorrow preparing things for Sunday so I will actually be going tonight to see mr. Steve perform in his his musical play where he is playing a Spanish pirate would you like to see a little bit of mr. Steve pretending to be a Spanish pirates ok hello mr. Duncan and all your lovely viewers all around the world today I met earlier sir so unfortunately I cannot be here to teach English with you today hopefully on Wednesday or next Sunday I will be back and then we shall teacher the English to everyone around the world but today I am a color standard retired from the Caribbean island of sand arena goodbye thank you Steve thank you very much for that I’ve just also noticed because I’m reward he mentioned the the date was wrong earlier and I’ve also noticed that the time is also wrong so I don’t know how that’s happened I really don’t so I’m going to change that right now let’s see if I can actually change that it is supposed to be five minutes past two my computer seems to have a mind of its own today so there it is that’s better it is six minutes past o’clock on a Friday and I’m outside doing something very special because it is the first of June it really does feel as if spring is in the air the weather is so variable yes variable it is changeable it changes from one thing to another so yes it would be fair to say that the weather at the moment is very very changeable variable so if something varies it changes so yes I think you are right there the weather here especially today is very changeable it is variable Haytham says oh I think and I’m not sure what you’re laughing at I’m not sure I don’t know yeah I hope it’s something very funny that’s all I can say the Sun has come out yes the Sun is now out and I am now being bombarded with ultraviolet light from olive listen what is it 9 91 million miles away is it so and yet it still feels hot it really does so it’s live English and I am in my short today would you like to see my feet okay here are my feet a live shot of my feet as we stand here in the CERN you can see I’m wearing my shorts today I am wearing my shorts and also my lovely stripey socks as well so the Sun is now out and everything is nice around the garden everything is looking very summery as well people always like to see the garden so here we go for those who like taking a look around the garden here are some shots and also this is the back at the moment sadly the Bulls are not there I was hoping they would come across I was really hoping that the Bulls would come over to say hello but they only arrived two days ago so at the moment they’re feeling very shy I think that’s what’s going on they are they are actually very shy at the moment so it is live English in the sunshine and this is just a very special livestream just to say hello to June and of course hello to you as well on the live chat mr.

Steve could perform in the movies oh really do you think he’s that good yes I think mr. Steve is a very good performer he is a very good actor and he’s been in quite a few shows now very very big parts he was in a show called a Christmas Carol based on a story by Charles Dickens and he actually played the lead part he was actually playing the lead role of Scrooge he’s also appeared in the king and I as well bit bitterness hello vit Ernests hello from Lithuania hello to you I don’t think we’ve spoken before have we have we talked to each other before or is it your first time I am rewarded says I really like tea cakes with raisin I’m not a big fan of raisins to be honest so sometimes I will pick them out so sometimes I will pick them out especially if there are too many because I don’t like too many reasons in my teacakes hat wah says such a beautiful garden thank you very much for that you are very kind I’m very pleased to hear that you like the garden it is still trying to rain here there is now a big ominous cloud hanging over the house and it looks as if it’s about to rain but but the forecast says there is no rain I’m getting very confused with the weather today it’s all over the place all over the place if something is all over the place it means it is very chaotic it is hard to predict it is all over the place so the weather today is all over the place it is very hard to predict it is very chaotic it is changeable it sure is I envy you with your sunny weather and garden well I can tell you now it’s not always sunny here quite often we get rain we get storms so it’s not always sunny even during the summer we can get lots and lots of rain I saw some live news videos on YouTube that have live subtitles yes I think there are some channels may be very big channels that have subtitles on their live stream but at the moment YouTube is not allowing me to have them I don’t know why because they would be very useful to be honest they would be very useful indeed h-m is here hello there I am mubashir Hafiz from Pakistan and I am studying at the Medical University and I’m wishing you the best of luck thank you very much mubashir watching in Pakistan petrol is oh hello Pedro Belmont of course it wouldn’t be a live chat without Pedro Belmont so Pedro is here how long am i on for well I’m probably going to stay on for about an hour so I will be with you for around about another 15 maybe 20 minutes of course it all depends on whether or not it rains so if it suddenly starts raining I will have to go in the house and then everything will have to come to an end that’s not very nice is it so I’m hoping that the rain will stay off I’m hoping very much that the rain will stay away today is windy and cloudy in my city well it’s cloudy here but sometimes we get lots and lots of sunshine as well and it’s very very hot I’m actually wearing my shorts today that’s how hot it is yesterday the weather was nice and I decided yesterday to put some washing out so there you can see some washing on the clothes line and that is what I did yesterday so this type of weather is very good for drying your washing so whenever the weather is nice I always like to do some washing so I can hang it out and it always dries very very well what about you do you like to hang your washing outside because I know nowadays people have these very sophisticated washing machines and they will wash your clothes and they will dry them as well incredible so some people have very posh washing machines they will actually dry the clothes as well it’s a lovely morning well now it is afternoon here it is now just coming up to quarter past two quarter past two on a Friday afternoon and I don’t normally do live streams on Friday but today I thought I would do something different hello mr.

Duncan from Vietnam long time no see true true Tuan Minh hello to you Stran love is here we need one course for a special about the singer George Michael yes George Michael was a very popular singer during the early 1980s and also the 1990s as well so George Michael started out in the early 1980s I remember very well when George Michael first appeared on television because I was a teenager back then I know it’s hard to believe isn’t it that I was a teenager in the 1980s but it’s true it’s true I tell you what a great surprise you are here mr. Duncan it’s very unusual well I thought today I would do something different I thought I would do something different today because it’s the first of June and it’s a Newman so that’s the reason why I’m here today Noah says yes we are in shock we are very shocked you are live again mr.

Duncan yes I was alive I was alive and live on Wednesday with my usual live stream and I will be here on Sunday as well with my live stream from 2 p.m. UK time at the moment I’m being attacked by lots and lots of flies yes there are flies everywhere at the moment I’m being attacked attacked by flies Jobin says you look knackered when we say a person looks knackered it means they look tired tired well I’m going to tell you something that I have been suffering with hay fever during the past couple of days and one of the side effects of hay fever is that you get a very sore throat so at the moment I have a very sore throat and that’s the reason why my voice sounds a little bit croaky a little bit rough because of the hay fever yes did you hear the crow saying hello someone’s car alarm was going off did you hear that someone’s car alarm was going off is it Children’s Day in your hometown I don’t think it is I don’t think today is Children’s Day maybe it is in your country but I’m not sure about here but one thing I do know is that today here in England it is national fish-and-chip day because you may be aware that we like eating fish and chips here in the UK we are very very fond of eating fish and chips it’s making me feel hungry now andrew says is there any treatment or are there any inhalers to help you with hayfever there are some types of medicine to help you with your hay fever and I do take some of those type of Medicine but the problem is some of the medicine has a very bad side effect and the side effect is that it makes you very very sleepy so I don’t like to take too much especially if I’m working and especially if I’m doing a livestream because I have to stay very alert so yes sometimes I do take medication for my hay fever but the problem is it has side effects and one of the side effects is it makes me very drowsy very sleepy do you celebrate fish-and-chip day asks Albert I really wish I could I really wish I could but unfortunately there isn’t a fish and chip shop round here although having said that later on for for dinner I’m going to have some fish so I’m not completely celebrating fish and chip day but I am having some fish later but no chips sadly hello mr.

Black bird mr. black bird is just saying hello I think the birds are waiting to feed you see because just just behind me there’s a bird feeder just over there there is the bird feeder and I think the birds are waiting to eat I think so it is Children’s Day in Vietnam ah ok then so maybe in some countries they are celebrating Children’s Day so in Vietnam there are lots of interesting activities taking place for Children’s Day the birds are getting very excited behind me hi just saying hello to the birds hello mister venca and i’m happy to join you says Nadia hello Nadia is it your first time on the live chat please let me know if it is also hi therm says I like your perspective mr. Duncan for taking medicines I don’t always like to take medicine so I take it when I have to if I really need it but normally I don’t like to take medicine unless I have to so if my hay fever gets really bad if it gets very severe I will take some medicine but at the moment it’s not too bad my hay fever is not bad today even though I have a slight sore throat I have a very sore throat can you see behind me and being asked yes Anne asks what is your possession in the garden what are the things in your garden well I can show you the thing behind me can you see there that is a birdbath so that is where the birds will go to bathe and also to to drink as well so quite often the birds will gather and they will have a drink and sometimes they will also go into the water and have a little bath as well and over there can you see just over there you can see my my heron so that isn’t a real heron it’s actually a fake heron it’s not real so it’s not not real don’t worry my throat is very rough today can you can you hear my throat it sounds very bad and that’s because of the hay fever so yes so that the heroin behind me that heroin is not real its fake it’s made of plastic and there is the birdbath and if you look there you can see part of my dams and tree so that is where all of the dam zones are growing at the moment thank you am rewarding for your best wishes I don’t feel sick I feel perfectly healthy today I feel so so well unfortunately my throat at the moment is a little sore because of my hay fever so if you also suffer from hay fever you will know exactly what I’m going through it is very very unpleasant very unpleasant indeed you have got some great deal and passion for teaching keep doing the same thing thank you Jobin for that you are welcome I I do intend to continue doing this I’m not going anywhere some people think that I’m about to quit but I’m not I’m not going anywhere honestly some people seem to think that I’m going but I’m not in fact can I let you in on a secret during the month of June that’s this month I will be doing some special surprise live streams just like this so during the month of June I’m planning to do some special live streams just for you hopefully my hay fever will stay away and my voice will return so I’m planning on having a very busy month in the month of June I am planning to have a very busy month indeed do you drink enough yes I’ve been drinking lots of water today Thank You summer summer cookie thank you for your thank you for your care and consideration hello mr.

Duncan this is my first time here and I’m so happy ephra hello ephra thanks for joining me today even though my voice isn’t very good today I’m very sorry about that my voice sounds a little rough and that is because of the hay fever I apologize I really do so the weather here is okay and we also have Oh for those who missed it the other night a lot of people were asking about the the daihlia in the garden so for those who were watching or weren’t watching on Wednesday there is the Dahlia you can see now that the flowers are preparing to come out everything is coming into bloom isn’t that lovely I was hoping to show you the Bulls today but unfortunately they’ve they’ve vanished they’ve walked away it’s not very nice is it so it’s live English on a Friday afternoon here in the UK it is now coming up to half-past in the afternoon and I hope you are feeling happy today and I hope you are enjoying this special live stream even though my voice is starting to fade why don’t you build a massive fence around your property well because I like to see the view I like to see the trees and the cows and the grass thanks mr.

Duncan I’m waiting for your extra life lessons in June yes I am planning to pop-up pop-up if someone pops up it means they appear suddenly they will pop up it’s a great expression and we use it quite often in English to describe something that suddenly appears suddenly appears it pops up it popped up to pop up is to suddenly appear and I will be doing a lot of popping up during June your job is quite hard yes is that this is not easy for those who think that doing a live stream is easy it is not I think this is the hardest thing to do on YouTube it’s very easy to record videos and talk and then rerecord it so if you make a mistake when you are recording something you can just do it again but unfortunately because I’m live I can’t do this again so if I make a mistake then that’s it it’s happened I can’t change anything so one of the things that I really enjoy about doing lie is that it is spontaneous and that means that anything anything can happen anything even the hay fever affects you and your voice but you are speaking still clear and I have understood everything thanks a lot for your enthusiasm Thank You Fung du Chun thank you very much for that do you have any favorite flowers mr.

Duncan I like all sorts of flowers I like colorful flowers I like red flowers yellow flowers I love the daffodils in the spring so every time spring arrives I always look forward to the arrival of daffodils so yes I like all sorts of flowers I also like trees as well and that’s why I live here because I am literally surrounded surrounded they are all around me I am surrounded by trees it’s true so there are trees all around me I am surrounded by them mr.

Duncan I hope you will recover soon thank you very much a meme or Amina Amina I Adi thank you very much that’s very kind of you mr. J is here oh hello there mr. J I’ve not seen you here before is it your first time I think so I think so so live chat lots of things going on in the news at the moment yesterday all of the chaos that is going on in Italy was sort of resolved so now Italy has a new government having said that today it’s like political musical chairs it really is today in Spain the government there collapsed so now at the moment in Spain they have no government due to various things so the prime minister or the president has stepped down he has stepped down so now there will be another election by the looks of it in Spain I don’t know what it is about politics at the moment everything seems quite crazy what do you think it’s very crazy we have lots of things going on in the world at the moment we have North Korea about to give up its nuclear weapons maybe we have world peace approaching well okay maybe in North Korea and South Korea there will be some some peace we can only hope so why can’t I see my messages asks Sameera I don’t know I don’t know why well I can see your messages Sameera I can see your messages Mustapha says mr.

Duncan how can we speak fast not fastly fastly is not a word how can we speak fast well just like everything you have to learn how to do it and that means putting in lots and lots of practice first of all you have to start off slowly you have to learn like a child never be afraid to learn like a child whenever you learn something new you always start with the very basics the simple things and that includes speaking so when you first start to learn a new language you might find that you speak very slowly like a child so that’s what you do you practice you do it regularly you have to make it part of your life I think so hello mr.

Duncan I haven’t watched your videos for a very long time Thank You Nam for saying hello Nasir says mr. Duncan what a surprise to watch you today yes I’m here I’m here it’s Simona and I what watching you on my son’s YouTube account ah okay then hello Simona and welcome you are more than welcome today something very different I’m actually outside on the 1st of June I know for most people that will mean nothing but here in England the 1st of June is a very special day because it means that we can officially say that it is summertime I don’t know why it always feels as if summer has really arrived as soon as June begins I don’t know why but it may be it’s a psychological thing I think so but whenever whenever June arrives it always feels as if summer has arrived with it what is your favorite singer do you mean who who is your favorite singer because a singer is a person so when we refer to a person it is always who who is your favorite singer who Sergio we are all on the edge of a trade war yes this is something that has happened over the past 48 hours it would appear that certainly with the United States they are now charging countries that want to export to the United States at the moment I think it’s aluminium aluminium and I want to say steel so if a country outside the States wants to export their steel or aluminium to the to the United States they will have to pay what they call a levy levy so there is a charge that will be imposed if they want to export to the United States some people think it’s unfair some people think that it is perfectly fair so it depends on what your position is it depends where you are standing at the time Eliana says my favorite singer is Elton John yes Elton John at the moment he is doing a tour this year and apparently it’s his final tour he’s actually going to retire from touring and that’s this year yes he’s doing a tour I think it’s this year and it looks as if he’s going to retire from performing live which I suppose is is a little bit sad for those who are big fans of Elton John TS Amory I got an IELTS band 5 on writing well that’s not too bad I must admit band 5 is pretty good pretty good five point five would have been nice or maybe even six but five yes not not too bad not too bad at all on Wednesday in Canada there is chicken and what is that chicken wings delicious it is wigs with delicious sauce I’m not sure what wigs are shitty do you mean wings do you mean the wings I think you mean you mean wing chicken wings so you can fly away like a bird chicken wings chicken wings hi what are you talking about it is open today you can talk about anything I’ve just been talking about the trade war that is taking place at the moment between the United States and also Canada and Europe so yes there is a lot to talk about also there is some political tension at the moment in Spain where the president or prime minister has just stepped down and in Italy they have just announced that they have a new government so there is there are all sorts of things going on at the moment in the world 2018 is proving to be a very very busy year I think so Andrea it’s not good enough for university I must do more practice yes TAS you probably need to get a or even a 6 even a 6 I think I think you should really be aiming for 6 to be iced-tea GN says I really appreciate your work thanks a lot for your throat I advise you some honey with black pepper and lemon that sounds very nice actually mr.

Steve actually has some lemon tea so he has some lovely herb all tea that has lemon and also ginger and apparently that is also very good for your throat as well it’s very good if you have a fever very good it’s very interesting to listen to you mr. Duncan Thank You Samira I’m glad that you are enjoying it I am actually going to leave you in a moment I’m only here for around about one hour so I hope you’ve enjoyed this livestream just something a little different to celebrate the new month yes understood that you need or more yes you should always be aiming aiming for 5 point 5 or 6 at the very least it is a sunny day here the Sun has come out again yes the Sun is out and I am now enjoying the rays of sunlight but I don’t want to get too much Sun because it’s not good for your skin it isn’t good for your skin at all and today I’m wearing my socks let’s have a quick look at my socks again shall we there they are you can see and wearing my socks today and also my shorts can you see my legs yes I’m wearing my shorts because it’s so hot the only problem is that all the flies keep biting me they are flying around and they are biting my legs and it is very annoying very annoying indeed so there you can see my my socks and also my shorts I hope you enjoyed that I don’t know why some people are always interested to find out what type or which type of shorts I’m wearing so today I’m wearing my lovely blue shorts that I bought in Turkey do you have tea at like the Queen well I’m not sure if the Queen has tea at 5 o’clock I’m not quite sure about that I couldn’t answer that question to be honest I’ve never been to Buckingham Palace to have tea with the Queen but I will be having a cup of tea as soon as I finished this livestream in around about 2 or 3 minutes so I will be going very soon for two reasons one I have to prepare mr.

Steve’s dinner because mr. Steve will be appearing in his show and I am also going to see mr. Steve perform on the stage tonight so tonight is the second night of mr. Steve’s play pinnate says hello mr. Duncan I’m from Thailand and I watch your videos every day I love your lessons and every place in your videos they make me happy and also they allow me to improve my English thank you for your kindness you are welcome pin it pin it watching in Thailand and a big happy hello to everyone watching in Thailand at the moment it is the first day of June it always feels as if summer has definitely arrived whenever Jun arrives so does the summer it’s a lovely feeling to be honest a very nice feeling indeed so I’m back on Sunday I will be here on Sunday from 2 p.m. UK time that’s 2 o’clock UK time for those who are wondering when I am on and also I am with you on Wednesday from 10 p.m.

Very late late and live in fact I love this pop-up show it is a very beautiful place thank you so much you are welcome Rosa at this very moment I can feel I can feel the skin on my arms being burnt by the Sun I can actually feel the heat from the CERN on my arms my my arms are so hot Omar asks a question what is the meaning of off you go off you go we normally say off you go when we are telling someone to leave off you go are you leaving now off you go off you go it normally means please leave or are you going are you going off you go please go please leave off you go I hope that helps I hate the summer months because it’s hot in Vietnam about 32 degrees says Fung I think the hot weather can be very nice it can also be very unpleasant especially if it gets too hot to be honest I’m going to be honest with you now I prefer the hot weather if I had a choice between being very hot and being very cold I think I would always choose being hot so I don’t mind being hot I’ve been to very hot countries in the past I’ve been to Malaysia I’ve been to Turkey and those countries are very hot places they really are I should spend more time under the Sun because of my bones also my bones will not be damaged Eliana yes I believe you are talking about vitamin D vitamin D which is something that you need to keep your bones very strong and a good source of vitamin D is sunlight your garden shows are marvelous do you do the garden tasks asks Rosario I have a confession to make mr.

Steve is the one who does all the gardening I’m not a gardener this is what I like to do in the garden I will show you the work that I do in the garden watch this that’s it that’s all the work that I’m going to do this year in the garden that’s it you just saw it there that is the only thing that I’m going to do in the garden this year all the rest of the work is turned by mr.

Steve fortunately mr. Steve loves doing the gardening he really does I’m very happy that I have a chance to join you today Thank You Bella for that I have plus six it is six degrees and heavy rain and fitful or frightful do you mean frightful frightful wind strong wind severe wind violent storms maybe well today apparently today or should I say this afternoon and this evening here we are going to have lots of thunderstorms and lots of rain and that’s the reason why I said that I was taking a risk today so I really was taking a risk coming outside to do my live stream because I thought I really thought it was going to rain so fortunately it hasn’t rained off you go yes it’s off off so it is the second one off Oh F F off you go so off can mean to disconnect you have disconnected someone or something you are off you do not do something anymore or you don’t want to do something or you are leaving you are off off you go mr.

Steve has a good hand for the plants yes I think mr. Steve does enjoy doing the gardening he enjoys doing it more than I do I think it’s very safe to say I like touching the plants and hugging the trees with love I don’t know why I think this helps them to grow and it’s kind of being it’s it’s a it’s a way of being thankful for them being there maybe that’s silly on my part no Bella no it’s not silly a lot of people love nature they love to be near nature like me I love being in the countryside I love being near the trees and the flowers and the birds I love it very much okay I’m going now I know I said that I was going 15 minutes ago but now I’m definitely going because I have to prepare mr.

Steeves dinner because he has a very busy night he is performing on stage I the black bird is just saying hello to me mr. Duncan which books can you recommend for improving my English well there are many different types of exercise books there are many different reference books one of the best books that I can suggest for learning English is of course a good dictionary always have a good dictionary never be afraid to buy a good dictionary or to borrow a good dictionary from the library and just look through it learn some new words and the best place to do that is with a dictionary who is mr. Steve I am new here mr. Steve is the person who likes to help me sometimes on my live streams but at the moment he is very very busy and tonight he is going out to perform I’m hoping he will be back from work in around about an hour or an hour and a half so he will be back from work and then we will have our dinner and then mr.

Steve will go to the theatre to perform on stage and I am going along well to watch have a great day mr. Duncan do you have any pets I said I suppose mr. Steve mr. Steve might be my pet so I’m going I hope you’ve had a good time I hope you’ve enjoyed this I’ve been on for a roundabout 1 hour and 15 minutes an hour and 15 minutes so actually I’ve been on much longer than I intended so I’m going now thank you to a meaner thank you to Eliana Samira Lazzaro Kareem also Eleanor and Belen mr. Steve is awesome and funny you really must meet him maybe one day he will be here on Sunday by the way yes I’m not joking mr. Steve will be here on Sunday he will be joining me from 2 p.m. UK time on the livestream I’m going now it’s time to say goodbye goodbye farewell to you all from a very hot and humid England this is mr.

duncan in the birthplace of the english language saying thanks for watching me today and of course during June who knows where I will be popping up and when I will be appearing on YouTube of course you can catch me on Sunday from 2 p.m. UK time and of course you know what’s coming next yes you do that’s it the Blackbird knows what’s coming next what’s coming next he’s gone quiet so I will do it instead that’s right ta ta for now 8-). “}

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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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Present Simple vs Present Continuous – Learn English Tenses (Lesson 1)

{“en”:”Hello everyone and welcome to the first instalment of our grammar lessons. As I said in the introduction, we’ll be starting with the tenses And you’ve guessed right. The first two to learn are Present Simple and Present Continuous. So, I’ve made a presentation for you, and I’m going to now take you through the examples on this presentation and explain the usage of these two tenses. So by the end of this session you know exactly when to say ‘I do’ and when to say ‘I am doing’. So, Let’s go over to the presentation now.. “}

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Silent Letters | English Pronunciation & Vocabulary | PART 1

{“en”:”Oh my gosh guys! How annoying are silent letters in English words? What are they even doing there?! This video is all about English words with silent letters in them. When do you pronounce those letters and when don’t you pronounce those letters? I’m going to teach you a few simple rules to help you pronounce English words correctly. Don’t forget to turn on the subtitles either. The button is just down there, so you can follow along.

There are a lot of English words that have silent letters in them. And there are lots of silent letters in English! About sixty percent of all English words have a silent letter! No wonder pronunciation is so frustrating, right? And they can be silent these letters, but they’re not always silent! So you have to be careful! You need to know a few basic rules to help with the pronunciation of silent letters in English words. Okay, let’s start at the top with the letter A. Now the letter A can be silent especially in words that end in ‘-ally’. Like these: So, I’m not pronouncing: Cut the A out. Get rid of it! Now there’s a rule to remember with the letter B. It’s always silent when it follows the letter M So, practice them with me. I’m not pronouncing the B, I’m just pronouncing the M consonant sound.

And the letter B is often silent when it before the consonant T, so think of these examples: So, see in all of those examples, my lips are closing and coming together to form the B sound, I’m just pronouncing the T. Now, the letter C can cause a few problems because it’s often silent after the letter S, like in these very common examples – they are quite tricky! So that’s the silent C. So what about the letter D? Yep, it can be silent too! So, I’m not pronouncing the D in ‘sandwich’ I’m just pronouncing the consonant N sound before it. Try it with me one more time. And a D can be very quiet, not quite silent, but very quiet in front of a G, like in these examples: So in these examples the D and the G combined together produce the ‘dg’ consonant sound ‘dg’ Okay, so the letter E can often be silent at the end of a word.

I’m pretty sure you know this one already, like these examples: But that E on the end, although it might be silent, it can affect the pronunciation of the vowel sound before it. Let’s look at these examples: So see how the E at the end, although it’s not pronounced, is affecting the vowel sound before it. It makes it longer. So hid /i/ becomes hide /i:/ But if the E is the final letter in the word but it’s the only vowel sound then it needs to be pronounced, like in these examples E can also be silent at the end of past tense regular verbs, which all end in ED, right? But they’re not always pronounced like it is in ‘wanted’.

So, you can hear the ED sound there ‘-ed’, ‘-ed’. It’s its own syllable. But a lot of the time that E isn’t pronounced Now they could be a little bit tricky, so let’s do it again! Okay, so a G can also be silent too! Think about the word sign, champagne, design, or foreign. All of these examples have a silent G. And the combination GH can also be silent when it comes after a vowel sound Now, the letter H is often silent too, often when it’s following a W, like in the examples And sometimes it’s not pronounced at the start of a word like honest and hour.

And sometimes the H is not pronounced when it follows any of these three letters: C, G or R. Now, most of the time CH is pronounced ‘ch’ but on small occasions or rare occasions it’s not pronounce, the H is silent. Good news! The I is not usually silent, it’s usually pronounced. Except in the word business! Okay, K! Now I know you know this one! A K is not pronounced when it comes before an N. The letter L can be silent too and it’s quite common when you look at this list. But consider this rule to be a bit of a cheat because the letter L is quite difficult to pronounce in all of these words, even for a native speaker! So, this makes it easier! In these words where /l/ is really difficult to pronounce then it’s silent! Ready? Let’s try it. So, we got through quite a bit but we’re only halfway through! So, if you want to keep watching and keep practicing with silent letters in English then click the link in the description box and go to part 2 of this video. Guys, I love making these videos for you and I love hearing from you as well, so if you want to say hi come over to my facebook page at mmmEnglish and say hello, ask question, introduce yourself! I’d love to hear from you there.

Make sure you check out part 2 – the links down there! See you soon!. “}

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Answering Your Questions on Learning English (Part 2) – Can You Understand This Real Conversation?

{“en”:”- Favorite thing in the whole world. – Hello everybody. This is Jack and… – Kate. – from ToFluency.com. Welcome to this live lesson here on YouTube. We are going to answer your questions about learning English, and if you have any questions, please ask us, whether you’re here live or watching the replay. Kate, what should they do (laughs) if they are new here? – Subscribe. – Subscribe. If you are new, subscribe and turn on notifications because we release conversations talking about different topics in English now on a regular basis, right? – Yes, uh-huh. – And I’ve left a link to all those conversations in the description. So, I’m just going to say goodbye to Facebook. Come join us on YouTube. Okay.

So, so, so, so… What have we done so far today, just to give people some context? – Sure. Well, we woke up at about five o’clock because– – Yeah. – Yeah. It’s actually been a long morning despite the fact that it’s not that late, and I then went back to sleep. (laughs) – You went back to sleep, which is very nice. – It was extremely nice, and then we had a babysitter come over to spend some time with our son and daughter, and we went and got coffee. – Yup. What kind of coffee did you get? – I got my first gingerbread latte of the season. – Your first one? – Yes. – Oh yeah, because normally you get the pumpkin spice. – Yes, pumpkin spice season is over.

It’s gingerbread latte season now. – Oh, that’s interesting. I just got a regular coffee with cream. Look at all these people joining online. – Oh wonderful, that’s exciting. – If you are watching live or watching the replay, please hit that like button so more people can find this. I’m just going to read some of the comments, and let’s see if I can do this. If we slide over a little bit Kate, other way. (laughs) There we go. So, we can read some comments live. – Okay. Hold on, let me just- – And everyone watching live can see them too. So, come say hi and tell me where you are watching from. Also, leave your questions in the live chat too. Adam, “Give us good free solutions to learn English.” – Ooh, that’s a good one. – So, free ways to learn English. – Well, one of the free ways is obviously just what we’re doing right now.

The more that you tune in to free content on YouTube, and other, and Facebook is a great way to get some practice listening and speaking. – Yeah, could you just lower your chair a little bit. (laughs) – I was just thinking that. I was just thinking, “I’m taller than you, and I kind of like it.” (laughs) – Yeah, I know you do. – I’ll put my chair down. I know. – Yeah, so listen. Listen as much as possible. – Okay, the elevator is going down. – You ready? That’s better, isn’t it? So yeah, listen as much as possible.

Watch English lessons on YouTube, but also watch things that aren’t made for English learners. – Yes. – In a way, I want you to go find other podcasts and YouTube videos where you can listen to anything that you’re interested in, and I think a good idea, as well, is to learn in English. – Yes, and that’s absolutely been proven true. If you’re both learning new content and English at the same time, that strengthens everything. It just helps your brain make the connections. And also, when you switch to regular content that’s made for English speakers, sometimes the pace is a little bit fast, the vocabulary is more rich or specific, there’s more jargon, so sometimes you just have to just be a little bit patient with that and repeat.

Pick out phrases that you think are interesting. I told you what I think my number one trait in successful English learners is, curiosity. I think that that is just the most important thing to learn anything. You have to be curious. You have to wonder about things, ask yourself questions, and then as you experience English, you can kind of start to fill in the blanks and learn. – What do you think the number one trait is in English learners? – To really want to learn. – To want to learn, yeah. – Because I’ve talked about, in the past, how if you say you’re too busy to learn English, a better way to frame that is to say, “It’s not one of my priorities right now.” And this could be a good thing or a bad thing. If you have children, that’s more of a priority, but a lot of the time, we can always do more.

And if you really want to do something and if you love doing it, then you’re going to do it. You’re going to find the time to do it. – Just thinking about that, I have some knowledge of Spanish and a little bit of French, and I want to continue learning, and I think that right now, our children are probably my number one barrier because I can’t just sit down, and find content, and learn online the way that I did before we had Thomas and Emma, who are our kids. But at the same time, maybe we can look for resources so that we can learn together. I just found some apps on my phone that I’ve been sharing with Thomas, and we’ve been kind of learning together at the same time, which is really neat. – Yes, yes. I have mentioned this before too when it comes to… If you have children, then watch TV shows in English. You need to find time to study and exercise. – Yes, (laughs) that’s multitasking. I’m not sure that I could do that.

(laughs) I’m very impressed. – Yeah, that such a great comment. I’m going to bring the comments up again. We’ll go through some of them quite quickly now. “I like the interaction of live lessons,” says Mariam. “I’m curious, Katy.” – Uh-oh. – (laughs) Let’s see what else other people are saying. “I don’t have anyone to have conversations with, so can you give me a suggestion?” This one here. “I can learn to speak English by myself. “Is it possible?” – Ooh, good questions. – Well, I have a method for this if you go to ToFluency.com/speaking. There will be a link in the description too. Because there are two main ways you can improve your speaking. Obviously, we need to learn grammar and vocabulary, but there’s natural practice, and then there’s something that I call the LRRC method. Do you know what that stands for? – Oh, my goodness. I’m on the spot here. – Sorry, I put Kate on the spot.

– No, no, I should know. I’m sorry. – Listen to a phrase, repeat it, record yourself repeating it, and then compare your version to the original, and then you get long-term repetition too, so you can improve your speaking from anywhere in the world. And a lot of people complain that they don’t have anyone to practice with, but you can do online language exchanges, you can pay a teacher to have a conversation with you, and make friends. – True. – Make friends. – Yeah. – Yeah. – Cool. Let’s go back to the comments. “Do you speak Arabic?” – I do not. – Do you speak Persian? – No, I do not. – (speaks in foreign language). (both laugh) – Jack has a very dear friend who is originally from Iran, and we tried to learn some phrases to surprise him, but I think we just confused him. (laughs) – Yeah, he didn’t understand what I was saying, unfortunately. “Do you have any idea about English films or series?” – Ooh. – I guess maybe a suggestion for people who want to learn English through movies or TV.

– Ooh, that’s an interesting one. I think I might have to think about that a little bit more, but if anybody’s had any TV shows or films that have really helped them, feel free to chime in. – Yeah, chime in to leave a comment in this situation. Yeah, what are we watching at the moment? – Well, we’re still watching Stranger Things. – Yeah. It only came out about a month ago, the second season. – But I like to do something called binge watching because the end of an episode always ends on a little bit of a cliffhanger, so the characters are in trouble, or something’s about to happen and you want to know what happens next, so I tend to sit down and just watch episode after episode, and then come back to it the next day. You can kind of space it out a little bit more, but life has just been a little bit hectic. We haven’t been able to watch TV as much as possible. – No. Yeah, so episodes end on a cliffhanger, which means it’s like in the middle of a story, an important part of it, and you really want to know what happens next.

– I’m excited. There’s a new series out on Amazon called Victoria. – Is it similar to Elizabeth? – The Crown, yes. – The Crown, right. – And there’s another season of that too, which I like that. I tend to like historical… – Historical shows. – Shows, yes. – Yeah, they’re fun. Let’s see. “I tried to do a language exchange, “but many people don’t correct you.” Oh, Esther is here. Esther is a long-time viewer. – Hello, Esther. – I think from Argentina. Let me know if that’s not correct. Some people are talking in French. “I can see what a beautiful day in your city.” What is the weather like today? – Beautiful. – Beautiful. – You’re correct. – Yeah, sunny. It’s warm. – Yeah, it is. It’s very warm. – For this time of year, yeah. “Watching movies can help us a lot as well.” – I prefer a TV series because you get more repetition in the language, and movies can be very artistic, and the dialogue is very quiet at times. It can be more difficult.

But I think TV series, it’s more conversational, especially when you think about something like Friends, everyday English. There’s so much in there. Denise is here. Good to see you, Denise. “What do you think about reading “classic books to improve English?” This is your topic. – Yes, this is something I’m really passionate about because I was an English literature teacher for several years. And I think that reading is a really interesting way to improve your vocabulary because there’s just so much richer language in novels, so novels are generally a much higher Lexile level than we speak in conversation. However, that can be a little bit of a trap in terms of your conversational English because, a lot of times, there is vocabulary in literature and grammar structures that we don’t actually use in everyday speech.

– Fantastic. – So, I think that reading is a wonderful way to improve your vocabulary, but it doesn’t always translate into speaking. One way to kind of get around this when you have enough of a level in English is to look into audiobooks, and the Lexile level is obviously the same, but you’ll actually get a sense of the rhythm of the language when it’s spoken, and so that can help. Yes. – Sorry, Lexile level? – Yes. – Explain. – It’s just basically, it’s kind of an arbitrary– Not arbitrary, but it’s a measure of the level of vocabulary, the complexity of the language, and the way that it’s used. – It’s just like how hard the book is. – How hard it is, and higher is not always better. – I agree, I agree. I made a video on comparing… I think it was maybe Pride and Prejudice with the original version and the graded reader, and a graded reader is an adaption of a book for English learners. – Yeah, so an adaptation that’s made just for English learners? – Exactly. And a lot of the time, if someone is an English learner…

And maybe you have felt like this too that, “Oh, I don’t want something that is adapted,” but it is very useful for English. – One thing, which is actually… I will completely admit this. I read a lot when I was younger, and so I had a vocabulary level that was a lot higher than my speaking level, if that makes sense. – It does. – And English is one of the only languages where we borrow from so many different languages, and there’s no standard English pronunciation, which I’m sure you have figured out, so when an English person or a native English speaker reads a word for the first time, they don’t know how to pronounce it, necessarily. – Exactly. – So, it’s interesting because we take pronunciation rules from so many different languages, which I think is really fascinating. So when I was little, I would mispronounce words a lot, especially longer words that I’d never heard used before, and so that’s one way to tell that people have learned a lot from reading, even native speakers. – Very good. That’s such a good point on audiobooks. So, let’s have a look. Let’s do some more questions.

– Ooh, are there any questions that are less about learning and more personal? Or not personal, but… – Oh, yeah. Yeah, feel free to ask us anything. – Within reason. – Within reason. – Yeah. Let’s answer some of these quickly now. So, (mumbles) “How writing should be used to improve English?” Or how can you improve your writing? I think write as much as possible, and I like a method where you copy. – Oh, okay. – So, you take a book, or an article, or a conversation, and you just copy it. – Copy it, okay. – Imagine drinking some tea with classical music and just copying. It’s nice and relaxed. – I think I’m really into the tea and the classical music, so that kind of connects the dots.

Actually, writing is really neat, the way that it can help you learn and reinforce what you’re learning because when you write, you’re using your body in a way that helps you make those connections. So actually, when you’re writing, you can have more deep, complex thoughts than you can without writing it down, so writing is a tool that helps us kind of go deeper into our thoughts and realize things, so as an English learner, if you just sit down and try to write in English, you will actually kind of help yourself learn the language a little bit more deeply.

So, when I was teaching middle schoolers, I would always have them… There’s two different ways to think about it. It’s writing to learn and learning to write, and so obviously, these two go together, but a lot of times, when you’re just writing in a way where you’re not worried about grammar or spelling, you’re just getting the words onto the page, that’s helping you learn at a deeper level. – Yeah, I love that. I write something every day for a good– – You do? – I journal. – You journal? Oh, neat. – Yeah, yeah. – I did not know that about you. I honestly didn’t know. – I do, I’ve journaled for two years every day, and I’m just going to show you what it’s like. – I promise, we’re actually married. We do know each other. (both laugh) – Look, Thoughts. I’ve just got this thing called Thoughts, and I just write my thoughts every day. – Is there a thought that you could share? – Yeah, okay. This is on the 23rd of November. “235 pounds on the dead lift. “Felt great, getting heavier and heavier. “Got four, will add five pounds next week.” Just very simple, but just talking about my progress in the gym, all those different types of things.

What? (Kate laughs) Kate’s prodding me. She’s pushing me, and I don’t know why. (laughs) – It’s the light. – Well yeah, so you want me to… – To come forward just a cinch. – Yeah, okay. (Kate laughs) So, Kate kept pushing me. (laughs) That reminds me of… I won’t say your specific example, but there are so many times in a restaurant or a bar, and I’m telling a story and Kate pinches me. (Kate laughs) It’s a pinch under the table, and I say, “Why are you pinching me?” But she’s doing that so I stop saying something. – Telling the story. Because usually you’re telling some story that’s really embarrassing for me, and so I’m like, “Jack, stop telling this story, stop.” But inevitably, instead of stopping, you turn around and go, “Why are you pinching me?” (laughs) – Exactly, exactly, when I should just stop saying what I’m saying.

– (laughs) Well, I think I also maybe need to be a little bit less sensitive. – Right. Shall we go quickly? – Okay. – “When will you guys go live again?” – Ooh. – Maybe next week? – Yeah, maybe – “What do you think about reading the Harry Potter books to improve vocabulary?” – I am all for it. (laughs) – I have never read a Harry Potter book. – You know what? I think that we will read them with our son eventually because they’re great, and I really like the way that JK Rowling, she uses the English language in really interesting ways. So, everything that she names that’s imaginary is really kind of clever. – Very good. “You use pounds?” So yeah, I was talking about pounds for weight.

I do now, because in the UK, we use usually stone but kilograms too, but I’m used to pounds now. – In my head, whenever you say stones, I’m like, “What stones?” – It’s confusing. – Like, I’m trying to imagine an actual stone. – Well, it’s like cups in America for measuring things. But yeah, here’s a great phrase. I used to use pounds, but now I am used to… No, I used to use kilograms, but now I’m used to pounds. Used, use, used, use. I made a video on that as well. I’ll leave a link below. “Could… (laughs) “Could Kate beat you up?” (Kate laughs) Probably. You’re very feisty. – I am feisty, but I don’t know if I could beat you up. I don’t think I would want to, in any event. – “How to get rid of shyness when speaking English?” – That’s hard. – Get out of your comfort zone, I say, little by little. I was so nervous about making videos at first, and I made a video and shared it with a few people, but you have to make that effort to get out of your comfort zone, to do something that’s a little bit uncomfortable, and then you can build on that, and it soon becomes normal.

– I have a couple of ideas as well to help that because that’s something that I really struggle with too, especially in foreign languages. And my first suggestion is to just try to make it a situation where you feel the most comfortable speaking. So, if you’re somebody that really likes to have kind of quiet conversations, see if you can find a language exchange. If you’re somebody that’s comfortable in crowds, maybe join in a YouTube conversation or a language community to practice speaking.

And then, this is actually something that really doesn’t apply to everyone, but if you are somebody who does drink alcohol or feels comfortable drinking alcohol, they actually came out with a study that you speak better in a foreign language when you’ve had a drink or two, and I think that’s because… And this is true for everybody. There’s inhibitions. We’re kind of held back from speaking in a foreign language, and alcohol lowers that just a little. So, it’s not necessary by any means, but that is something that you can try. Like, you think that you’re speaking better, and you might actually be speaking better. – Yeah, because your confidence increases too, definitely. And a lot of the time, people don’t speak because they’re worried about making mistakes. It’s so common that people stop themselves from speaking because they don’t want to make those mistakes, and I felt this in a huge way in Spain where you don’t want to talk about things. But also– – And sometimes, you actually are making mistakes, and that’s okay too.

– Exactly. – And those are the funniest stories. I’m not sure if I’ve told this story before, but when we were living in Spain, I went to get new contact lenses for my eyes, and basically, I went in and I said that I needed “lentejas,” which are lentils, little tiny beans. I was like, “I need lentils to put in my eyes.” And I’m so glad that I had the confidence to just go in and ask because it’s the funniest story now. But you know, when you think about it in your head, what’s the worst that could happen? – Yeah, definitely. – You have a funny story. – And we don’t care if someone makes a mistake. – Oh, not at all. I think that the fear in your head is 100 times greater, and you think that people are so worried about you making mistakes, but the reality is that most of that is just in your head. Nobody cares as much as you do, if that helps.

– Very good. Israel says, “Listening is very hard for me.” Kate mentioned something before, which is repetition, and I’m going to start talking about repetition a lot. Do you understand? (laughs) – You’re going to repeat and repeat? – Yeah, exactly. I’m going to keep repeating– – Keep repeating. (laughs) – how important repetition is because it is vital. So, what I want everyone to do as well is to watch this lesson again because you’ll understand so much more the second time. – And just something that can help with listening, especially if you find reading easier, is to watch things with subtitles, not in your language but in English.

And sometimes your brain will translate that back, but that’s a way of reinforcing the language, and then eventually you can get to the point where you take the subtitles away and you just listen to the language on the screen and help your brain make those connections. I have found that really helpful in the past. – So, here is a good strategy. You can watch it the first time without, second time with, and then without. – Or two times with and two times without, but that progression from with English subtitles to no subtitles can be really helpful. And a lot of times you know a word because you’ve read it, but you don’t know how it sounds in conversation, especially with relaxed pronunciation where the words kind of go together, et cetera.

– “I’m gonna wanna to go soon.” – Yes. – “I’m gonna wanna to go.” – Oh, I thought you meant right now. (laughs) – No, no, that was an example. – I was like, “Okay, okay, we’re ready, let’s go.” – I was very relaxed. I’ve got an answer for this. Breezy day, “What is the hardest thing “about English grammar?” What’s the hardest part of English grammar? For me, English grammar isn’t hard or easy. It’s just whether you have had repetition with it because people say irregular verbs are hard, but everyone here, I’m sure, can say “I am, you are, he is.” That’s an irregular verb, but you say this all the time, therefore you can use it. And it’s the same with phrasal verbs. I imagine people can say, “I wake up, I wake up at” because of the repetition of this.

And that’s what I teach in my method, so go to ToFluency.com/speaking to learn more about this. There’ll be a link below. “Use subtitles in YouTube, I do also.” Yeah, I add the subtitles to most videos because I know how important it is. (laughs) I don’t know what you’re laughing about. – I don’t know. – (laughs) I’m laughing too. Valdinei, “I have just shared your video on my Facebook.” – Thank you. – Thank you so much. Yeah, if you are enjoying this, then please share it. You can also, you know, on YouTube, you can share it through messenger or your messages, or WhatsApp, so you can send it to individual people too.

“Do you want your children to learn another language?” – Yes, very much so, and I think that this is just going to be an ongoing process because we had intentions to help our son by raising him bilingually in Spanish and English. But even though we had that intention, it hasn’t quite turned out that way, so we’re just continually working to try to expose him to different languages and to work with that because that is such a gift to be able to speak another language, not only to communicate with everyone else, but also just to have a brain that can understand other cultures and other ways of thinking about the world and speaking. – Yeah, so Kate used a few good phrases there.

It hasn’t turned out that way, which means like… How would you explain “turn out”? – “Turn out”? Just the end result. – The end result, perfect. I need you here. (both laugh) So yeah, the end result at the moment isn’t what we intended in the past, but there’s still time. And he is learning English. Sorry, Spanish, at school. – He is. – Because he says, “Buenos dias,” doesn’t he? – He does, it’s adorable. – Sometimes, “Uno, dos, tres.” Someone had a question. “Do you guys have any habit phrases “that you use a lot in conversation?” In my program, the ToFluency program, that’s what I give you, over 1000 fluency phrases that we use. They’re from the conversations that we have, and I give them to you in audio format and also as memory cards, memory cards so that you can get that repetition.

– Like flash cards? – Yeah. – Cool. – I call them memory cards. Maybe I should change that name. – That’s okay. – Also, if you can think of a better name for the LRRC method, let me know. – (laughs) Okay. – Yousef, “The first time I’ve joined your channel.” Thank you so much for being here. If you are new here, subscribe and click that notification bell. So, Dylan is here. “Love your lessons. “I’ve studied in Australia for more than two years.

“Most of the time, I stay here except for the holidays.” You’ve been to Australia. – I have. – Yeah, I want to go. “How can I be fluent in English without phrasal verbs?” – Just… – I think it’s… To be honest, phrasal verbs end up being a big part of fluency. – “End up.” – Yes, for example. (laughs) So, it’s just something to keep working on and to be curious about like, “Oh, that’s an interesting way to use that verb,” and just to remember it and to be open to it. It’s like, is there… I don’t know if there’s a name for this phenomenon, but once you’re aware of something, you see it everywhere.

– Confirmation bias, right? – Oh, it that what it’s called? – Oh, I think that’s … No, conversation bias is when you are looking for anything that supports your argument, so I guess it’s true. It’s similar, isn’t it? But it’s like when you get a new car, you’re looking at other cars. You get new shoes, you’re looking at everyone’s– – You see everyone else’s shoes. You get new phrasal verbs, you hear them everywhere. (laughs) – Yeah, definitely. “I feel bored with memory cards. “Is it okay for me to keep the LRRC method without it?” Definitely. The other thing with memory cards is delete the ones… If a card is boring, it means you know it, so delete it, and then you can use the ones that will help you. – Yes. – Got some nice comments. – Woo-hoo, thank you. – “Recommend to improve pronunciation, “Listen and try to repeat several times?” Yeah, and record yourself because then you can notice the differences between how you say it and how the original audio says it too. And then, it’s important to know the sounds and how to make them, and this is inside the ToFluency program too. – And that’s part of that confidence too.

And actually, sometimes when I hear my own recorded voice, I think, “Oh no, it that what I sound like?” Because in my head, I just sound so confident and so… – Sassy. – Sassy and so, I don’t know, so grown up, and then I hear my voice, and to me, it sounds like, you know, not that way. And so, but the more that you speak and the more that you hear your voice recorded, just like I’ll hear this voice recorded, you build your confidence. – “The way you speak is beautiful,” Khadija. – Thank you. (laughs) – Yeah, and also, you do sound different when it’s recorded. – Yes, your recorded voice is different. – Yeah, it is. But I’m also… I talked about this in the car. I don’t know if you were listening, but– (laughs) – How rude. I always listen to you.

(laughs) – I bought some courses on Black Friday to help me improve my speaking voice. – In Spanish? – No, English. – Oh, okay. See, everybody’s learning. (both laugh) – Yeah, but it’s more about the way you speak and breathe, and like coming from the diaphragm, and I’ve learned that there are different types of voices. There’s the nasal voice, the throat voice. – The throat voice. – The chest voice. – The chest voice. – And then, the diaphragm voice. – The diaphragm voice. (laughs) – Kate can’t do it. – I need to take the course. (laughs) – But it’s really interesting. And also, they have different warmup exercises for your mouth. – They don’t say “Benedict Cumberbatch”? – Benedict Cumberbatch, Benedict Cumberbatch. – I love it. (laughs) – What is that article? – If you are not familiar with the work of this very talented actor from Great Britain, he also has one of the most ridiculous names, and if you Google it, you will see all of the ways that people have messed it up, and I love it. – He’s from Sherlock. That’s how most people– – Know him. – He’s Sherlock Holmes. Margarida, who is a ToFluency program member, “I love memory cards.” – Oh, great.

– Yeah, and also, you can make them enjoyable if you have fun with them because you get a flash card, and if you just read, it’s boring, but if you repeat it and say it with some enthusiasm, an intonation, stress, then you’ll enjoy it, but also you’ll improve too. – Are you speaking from your diaphragm right now? – No. No, I need to practice. So you breathe in for five seconds, and then you hum. (both hum) Deeper. (Kate hums) – I’ll make a video on it. – Okay. – Basma, “Do you know, “I found formal English, it’s too hard.

“It’s harder than slang words.” Interesting. – Yeah, interesting. – Here’s a quick question. What is a new slang term that you have learned recently? – Oh, my gosh. I feel like I’m constantly learning slang terms and also abbreviations. – Abbreviations? – Mm-hmm. Like, for the longest time, I didn’t know that SMH stood for “shake my head,” so when you’re feeling– – You asked me that.

– I did. (laughs) – Yeah, and I think I– – Jack knows more about those kinds of things, so I just never knew what people were talking to. It means, like (sighs). – Have you listened or watched any videos from young YouTubers or Instagram people? – No. – Because that’s how you learn, and it confuses me. Everyone says “bro” these days. – “Bro”? – “Bro” or “bruh.” – “Bruh.” Or “Bae.” – Or “bae,” yeah. It’s quite crazy. “Is it a problem if we mix British with American English?” I don’t think so. – I guess we kind of do it all the time. – I do it all the– I don’t know which one is which anymore. – Yes. (laughs) – And because I have lived in America with kids, but I haven’t lived in the UK with kids, then there are certain terms that I don’t know what they are in British English.

– Yeah, or you know them, but you don’t use them. – It sound strange. – Like pacifier instead of dummy or crib instead of cot. – Diaper instead of– – What do you say? – Nappy. – Oh yeah. That’s neat. – Stroller and a pram. We’ll make a video on that. Hello to Indonesia. “Do you have any grammar lessons?” I do, and I have another one coming on Thursday. The difference between “will be going to” and the present continuous.

– Ooh, that’s one of my favorites. – (laughs) Really? Have you seen it? It’s very good. It’s the one where you criticize my hair hypothetically. – (laughs) I don’t criticize your hair. – No, but the hypothetical one. “I’d love to join your program, “but I still don’t have my blue card, payment card.” Just get in touch when you get that. – In the meantime, there’s a lot of resources that are available on YouTube and on Jack’s website too. – Definitely. ToFluency.com/speaking. I should give away some free memory cards. Do you think so? – Yeah, to give people a taste of kind of what’s inside your course? I think that would be a great idea. And to see whether the method is a good fit for what they need to practice speaking. – Yeah, definitely, definitely. Well, shall we wrap it up? – Yes. – We have another conversation coming very soon, next week. So again, if you’re new, please subscribe and click the notification bell, so then you’ll get an email from YouTube.

Do you get notified from my channel, Kate? – I do. – Yeah? As soon as you see the notification, do you swipe and watch the video? If you’re in it? (laughs) – Well… Yeah, and I think if anyone has– Because we probably did not get to all the questions, so if you have– And if you have any questions that you haven’t typed in, feel free to leave them and we’ll try to address those questions in our next video. – Oh, and do you want to ask a question for everyone, Kate’s question? – Yes. Because we’ve been speaking a lot about speaking, is there any English phrase, for whatever reason, that you particularly like to say? – I love that.

– Like, your favorite phrase to say in English. – It’s the one that you have in Spanish. – I’ll have to think about that. – We used to like saying “es que” all the time, “es que, bueno, es que.” (both laugh) What else did we used to like to say? – Let me think. I remember in Valencia, everyone used to say “mira.” – “Mira.” – “Mira,” like “look.” (laughs) It was something that was said with some attitude, and I really enjoyed saying that. I think I had a little bit of a different personality sometimes when I spoke in Spanish. – Definitely. – I was much more assertive, much more aggressive, and so maybe you’ll find that you have a secret English personality when you speak English a lot, which is different from your language. – Yeah, and that’s a really good point. Find your personality and be that personality when you speak in English. It’s a great opportunity to… – Be someone new. – Be someone new. And obviously, you’re still the same person, but just a little bit different. Okay. Everybody, if you have enjoyed this… Go on, Kate. What should they do? (laughs) – Subscribe. – Subscribe, like, share, and answer Kate’s question, which is, “Is there a particular phrase “that you like using in English?” Something that you just enjoy.

– Or a word that you think sounds really cool? (laughs) – Yeah, and please let me know if you have learned any new slang terms recently because I’m learning too. Fantastic. And if you want to watch more lessons, then I’ll leave some on your screen now. Thank you so much for being here. We’ll see you in the next conversation. Bye for now.. “}

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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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English Imitation Lessons | Speak More Clearly & Confidently

{“en”:”Hello I’m Emma from mmmEnglish, helping you to build your confidence as an English speaker. In this video I have a very special lesson for you that’s using The Imitation Technique. I also have something that’s very exciting to share at the end of this lesson so make sure you keep watching. Practicing with the imitation technique can dramatically improve your English communication skills. It’s worked for thousands of my students already and it can work for you too! Why? Because with this technique you learn to communicate with more than just words. Is clear pronunciation important when you’re speaking English? Yes, of course it is! But so is stress and intonation, so is using tone and body language to express your emotions and so is pause to create suspense or add emphasis.

It’s not just what you say but how you say it in English. With the imitation technique you’ll learn how to perform English. It’s like an actor in the movies or a pop star singing on stage. Are you ready to give it a try? In this imitation lesson, you’ll hear me telling you a story. Listen to the tone and the intonation in my voice while I’m speaking. You’ll hear that I’m being supportive and I’m encouraging a friend to do something.

Here’s how it works, you’ll hear the same story three times. The first time you hear it, you’ll just need to listen and read. Listen to the topic, the vocabulary and my expression. You’re learning the script. Then, you’ll hear the same script again but this time there will be a short pause after each clause or sentence. This is so that you can say it aloud, exactly as it was said in the recording. I want you to imitate me, to copy me, the native English speaker. The last step is the most challenging one. Try to shadow me while I’m speaking! Perform each sentence, with the same expression and intonation, while I’m speaking. If you don’t shadow me perfectly, don’t worry! It’s meant to be a challenge. But this step is really important, it helps you to practice all of these skills in a different way. OK, it’s time to give it a try! Good luck! You can do this. Ready? This is step number one, listen and read. You know what? I think you should just go for it! I mean, what have you got to lose? You’ve got plenty of experience and nobody is more passionate about this kind of work than you.

Just because you don’t have a degree shouldn’t make a difference. I mean, you’ve been doing this for real for so much longer than anyone who’s just come out of university. Besides, what’s the worst thing that can happen? They might turn you down, but who cares? It’s not like you really need this job. But imagine if you get it! Living on an island, going for a swim every morning before work, eating fresh fruit and seafood every day! I think you should just go for it! Then I can come and visit you! What if I help you? I could make you a logo or something? Or I could help you with your cover letter. You’ve got to admit it’s pretty exciting and you’re perfect for this role. Come on! What do you think?! Step Two. Great! Now you’re ready to imitate the speaker. Listen to the speaker and in the pause, repeat what they said exactly as they said it.

You know what? I think you should just go for it! I mean, what have you got to lose? You’ve got plenty of experience, and nobody is more passionate about this kind of work than you. Just because you don’t have a degree shouldn’t make a difference. I mean, you’ve been doing this for real for so much longer than anyone who’s just come out of university. Besides, what’s the worst thing that can happen? They might turn you down, but who cares? It’s not like you really need this job. But imagine if you get it! Living on an island, going for a swim every morning before work, eating fresh fruit and seafood every day! I think you should just go for it. Then I can come and visit you! What if I help you? I could make you a logo or something? Or I could help you with your cover letter? You’ve got to admit it’s pretty exciting and you’re perfect for this role. Come on! What do you think? Step Three OK, you’re ready for a new challenge now! Let’s try shadowing. Copy the speaker while they are speaking.

Remember, don’t worry about your mistakes. You know what? I think you should just go for it! I mean what have you got to lose? You’ve got plenty of experience and nobody is more passionate about this kind of work than you. Just because you don’t have a degree shouldn’t make a difference. I mean, you’ve been doing this for real for so much longer than anyone who’s just come out of university. Besides, what’s the worst thing that can happen? They might turn you down, but who cares? It’s not like you really need this job. But imagine if you get it! Living on an island, going for a swim every morning before work, eating fresh fruit and seafood every day! I think you should just go for it.

Then I can come and visit you! What if I help you? I could make you a logo or something? Or I could help you with your cover letter? You’ve got to admit it’s pretty exciting and you’re perfect for this role. Come on! What do you think? Awesome! Remember, practice makes perfect! So when you’re ready, try the next lesson. So, how did you go? Keep practicing with this lesson until you look and you sound just like a native English speaker! Before you go I want to share something super exciting with you! My students have been having so much success with The Imitation Technique that I’ve created a whole new range of imitation lessons so that you can speak more confidently too! In this new series of over 10 videos, there are different native speakers, there are different topics to talk about and there are vocabulary guides to help you study with every video lesson.

This is your chance to improve the way that you speak English as fast as possible. To find these new lessons head over to my website at www.mmmenglish.com/imitation Thank you for spending the time with me today practicing your English. I’ll see you on the next video lesson! Bye for now!. “}

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Learning English – Lesson One (Introduction)

{“en”:”Hi everybody this is Misterduncan England how are you today are you okay I hope so are you happy I hope so welcome to the very first episode of my series of English teaching videos before I begin we will take a look at some of the common questions that often arise when talking about learning the English language and more importantly learning it as a second language so the first question must be why do we need to learn English of course one of the reasons why we need to be able to speak English nowadays is because the world is becoming smaller thanks to the internet and our developing global economy more and more people are using English as a common way to communicate with each other so now it has become unavoidable that companies and large businesses will need to employ people who can speak more than their own native language that is where English comes in it is now officially considered as an international language of course learning anything is difficult and english is no exception however there are ways to make the situation easier I have come up with my own list of general rules for learning English do you want to hear them do you want to know what they are ok let’s go learning English takes time and patience it cannot be rushed try to relax and take it easy the most important thing you need in the beginning is a good vocabulary without words you have nothing to work with you must start with a strong foundation or base and slowly build on it day by day you must view English as a part of your body just as you would an R or a leg it must become a part of your everyday life they practise is very important do not worry about making mistakes in fact the more mistakes you make the more you will learn from them just like learning to ride a bike sometimes you fall off so what do you do you get back hard and try again do not look at english as just another subject your attitude to english and the way you view it will decide how well you progress just as we say in English no pain no game the two most important words to remember when learning English our practise and confidence practise English everyday and be confident you will find that the more you use English the better your English will become and the more confident you become then the more you will want to use it make it a rule to tell yourself I can do it I can do it yeah please remember my lessons are aimed as everyone so hopefully you will find something useful in each one maybe you will find some of the words I use very easy but you will also see some words that may be new to you remember my lessons are aimed as everyone even teachers are very welcome to join in learning English should be a fun experience and I hope with the help of my video lessons you will discover just how much fun it can be i hope you enjoyed my first lesson this is mr.

Duncan in England saying thanks for watching and…bye bye for now.. “}

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