We can use if and in case to talk about future possibilities. If is about what might happen. In case is about precautions that we take now to avoid problems in the future. See examples and learn the difference in this video. Click here to learn about the verbs avoid and prevent Click here to see more grammar videos If and In Case Video Script You shouldn’t put the knives in that way. It’ll be
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Feeling lonely in the pandemic, we decided to have dinner with our Google Assistant. In this video you’ll find out how she rated as a dinner guest and learn about pragmatics – the study of hidden meanings. So does the Google Assistant make a good dinner guest?Her plusses:She was attentive, informative and energetic. She struggled with Vicki’s British accent sometimes but that was probably because she hadn’t been programmed with her voice.Her negatives:She failed when
What do you like doing? That was the question we asked members of the Simple English Videos family this year. We’ve always suspected that we have the world’s most interesting English learners and now we know for sure! This year’s SEVY awards winners are amazing! So if you want to meet a photographer, a botanist, a singer, a dancer, athletes, artists, linguists, and so many more creative and talented people, you’re in the right place.
This lesson’s about how to make English emergency calls such as a 911 or 112 call. You’ll learn how to report an emergency in English and how to report your location to get help fast. We give examples of different emergencies you might need to report like: – Someone’s choked on some food – I think someone’s trying to break into my home – There’s been a car accident – Someone’s walked into a glass
We made a video a while ago on how we say can and can’t in British and American English. You can see it here. It was very popular but many of you wrote saying you were worried about saying the right the vowel sound in the word can’t. If you get it wrong you could say can’t and not c*nt – so a rude word in English. Some of you said you say cannot instead.
The first conditional is a useful English grammar structure for talking about future possibilities. If you watch this video, you’ll see lots of first conditional examples. Hey – we just used a first conditional there! It’s such a useful structure! First conditionals have two clauses: the condition and possible result. We’ll show you how to form them, make negatives and questions, punctuate them and reverse the order. You’ll learn about a common mistake and the
Zero conditionals are a really useful and simple English grammar structure. We often use them to talk about scientific facts, but that’s not their only use. In this video your see lots of zero conditional examples and learn how you can also use it to talk about habits and routines and even the past. Zero conditionals have two clauses: the condition and result. We’ll show you how to form them, make negatives, punctuate them and
It’s hard to know what to say to comfort people who are grieving. Grief and death aren’t easy topics to talk about in any language. In this video we share some English phrases that have made us feel a little better as we grieve the death of our dog Carter. Most of the words of comfort we share are appropriate for dogs and humans. Click here to watch some more videos with useful everyday English
Learn how to to talk about probability in English with the word likely. It’s a word you’re likely to need! In this video you’ll learn the common structures and collocations we use with likely and see how we use them in action. You’ll also learn an idiom where we always use it ironically. And finally you’ll learn what happens to a marshmallow if you cook it in the microwave for 60 seconds. Mmmm. Irresistable! Click
Are you ABLE TO use these verbs: CAN, COULD and BE ABLE TO? Find out how to use them correctly in English here. Click here to see more grammar videos Click here to find out how we use can, could and may to ask for permission Click here to learn how we pronounce can and could differently in British and American English Click here to download Fix it – our free checklist that will help