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Intermediate
Vicki

Wait, Hope, Expect, Look Forward to – Future Verbs

Wait, hope, expect and look forward to – they’re very common and useful verbs that you’ll need to talk about the future in English. The thing is, we don’t always use a future tense. In fact technically speaking, English doesn’t have a future tense. You’ll find that very often we use a particular verb to talk about the future in English instead. Here are some more videos about words and expressions we use to talk

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hope vs wish
Intermediate
Vicki

Hope and Wish Part Two – Past situations

Learn the different meanings and grammar of the English verbs ‘hope’ and ‘wish’ in this video lesson. This is an important lesson if you’re talking an English exam like IELTS, Cambridge First Certificate or TOEFL. They often have questions on these verbs because the grammar is tricky. You’ll see lots of examples in action and get clear explanations in this video lesson. This is the second part of a two-part lesson on these verbs. In

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Intermediate
Vicki

Hope and Wish – Part One – Present situations

Learn the different meanings and grammar of the English verbs ‘hope’ and ‘wish’ in this video lesson. With clear examples and explanations you can master the tricky grammar. In part one you’ll learn about present situations. You’ll learn three structures we commonly use with hope and three with wish, and you’ll also learn how to use the phrase if only to add emphasis. Click here to see past two on how we use hope and

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hope wish saying something nice
Elementary
Vicki

How to wish someone something nice in English – wish or hope?

Learn how to use the verbs wish and hope to give good wishes and say nice things to someone in English. We use the verbs wish and hope differently. Wish is more formal so when someone is wishing someone something it’s more likely to be written English. When we’re talking about future possibilities we generally use ‘hope’. It’s the verb we commonly use to give good wishes. In this video you’ll see lots of examples

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Elementary
Vicki

Waiting for ages – English conversation

When Vicki goes to the loo and Jay has to wait, he sometimes gets impatient. Jay is American so he calls the loo the ladies room. ‘Ages’ is an informal way of saying a very long time. Waiting for ages script Jay, hold this for me. Do I have to? I’m just going to the loo. Where have you been? To the loo. The ladies room? Yeah. I’ve been waiting for ages. Click here to

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Intermediate
Vicki

11 English idioms about food

Learn 11 English idioms about food and see how we use them in action.Idioms are expressions where words take on different meanings. You’ll learn; a piece of cake butter someone up the best thing since sliced bread selling like hotcakes one smart cookie taking candy from a baby as easy as pie a fine kettle of fish (and a different kettle of fish) to cost/pay/work for peanuts a lemon your goose is cooked Click here

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US election English vocabulary
Intermediate
Vicki

US election issues – English vocabulary

In this video lesson we look at the issues we expect people to be talking about, so you can join in the discussions. We look at words you’ll need for topics like: voter fraud voter suppression and intimidation the electoral college And also words to do with some recent events: the presidential debate the death of Ruth Bader Ginsberg President Trump’s corona virus diagnosis We can’t predict what will happen in this year’s US election.

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Intermediate
Vicki

What do you like doing? The SEVY Awards 2020

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.

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will going to present continuous
Intermediate
Vicki

Will, going to and the present continuous – 3 common future forms

Do you know how to talk about the future in English? In this video we compare Do you know how to talk about the future in English? We look at how we talk about facts and predictions, plans and making decisions and you’ll see lots of examples future forms in action. Click here to learn some phrases we use to talk about the future. Click here to learn about some verbs we often use to

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SEVY speaking challenge awards with Vicki and Jay
Elementary
Vicki

The SEVY Awards 2019 with Vicki and Jay

Vicki and Jay are very proud to welcome you to the 2019 SEVY (Simple English Videos, Yay!) Award Ceremony, where you’ll meet students from many different countries who are learning English. Speaking in English is a challenge. You’re bound to think, ‘Am I making mistakes?’ or ‘Am I saying this right?’ Now imagine you’re not just talking to one or two people, but you’re talking to the world! A few weeks ago we set our

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