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The top 50 MOST FREQUENT irregular verbs | part 1

Learn the 50 most common irregular English verbs in this two part series. Based on corpus research, you’ll learn the key verbs you need to know. And to make sure you remember them, we follow a two step process. Step one: you see and example or definition and you have to try to guess the verb. Step two: you say the three parts of the verb (base form, past form, past participle). This is first

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Intermediate
Vicki

11 British and American word differences

Here’s another video in our series with Super Agent Awesome on British and American English word differences. In this video we look at differences like zit and spot and say what we’d call them in British and American English. This time the words include: band aid – plaster zit or pimple – spot caravan – convoy recreational vehicle (RV) mom and mommy – mum and mummy mom and pop store public transportation -public transport public

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Intermediate
Vicki

English weight loss vocabulary – a success story

Find out how Vicki and Jay lost 80 lbs and learn lots of useful English weight loss vocabulary. For example:put on weightgain weightlose weightplump, chubbycalorie counting dietscrash dietsfad dietslow carb/ high carb dietsvegan dietgoing on a dietgetting back on a dietbreak your dietruin your dietplateaucut back oncut down oncut outfull, full upendurancewatch your weight Some of you have noticed that Jay and I have both lost weight.Exactly.Which we’re very proud of and we’re going to

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Intermediate
Vicki

I can see again! English Sight and Vision Vocabulary

Sight and Vision Vocabulary So Vicki, what are you wearing over your right eye?This is my eye guard and I’m wearing it to protect my eye. I don’t actually need to be wearing it indoors. But I wear it when I go to bed at night.But why do you have it?Because I’ve had cataract surgery.Ah.We’re looking at words about sight and seeing today.And some American and British differences.I want to share my story because I’ve

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Intermediate
Vicki

6 Common English Idioms and the Stories Behind Them

Learn some common English idioms and the stories that lie behind them. We’ll show you what they mean and also how to use them in action. They include:from the horse’s mouthlooking a gift horse in the mouthbottoms uprule of thumba red herringbest manThis is the third in a series of videos on the etymology of common English idioms – so their origins and history.If you’ve ever wondered where an idiom came from, or how to

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Intermediate
Vicki

14 British and American vocabulary differences with Super Agent Awesome.

How do Americans pronounce the word gyro? And what about the word mandatory? I was surprised! Here’s another video in our series with Super Agent Awesome on British and American English vocabulary differences. In this video we look at differences like drapes and curtains and barrette and slide and we explain what we’d call them in British and American English. Some of the other words we explore include shot, jab, pit, stone, mono and glandular

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Intermediate
Vicki

Clear communication in English online meetings

Clear communication is vital in English online meetings. You have to do a lot more checking to make sure that everyone is on the same page and understanding one another. In this video we look at some phrases that can make your communication extra clear and help you mange the interraction and discussion.They include phrases for: keeping the meeting on track time keeping in meetings stopping people talking too long checking understanding ending the meeting

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Intermediate
Vicki

English for Online Meetings – Handling the Technology

Jay shares his tips for online meetings and we look at some useful English phrases you can use for handling the technology. For example: Can you unmute yourself? Can you put yourself on mute? Can you adjust your mike? Could you speak one at a time please? Can everyone see me now? I’m pulling up a poll now. It might take a few seconds to load. Tell me in the chat if you can see

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Intermediate
Vicki

12 British and American English word differences

Here’s another in our series with Super Agent Awesome on British and American English word differences. We’ll look at differences like rain boots and wellies and dumpster and skip and say what we’d call different things in British and American English. Some of the other words we explore in this video include rain coats and macs, frosting and icing, shaker and pot, drywall and plasterboard, anchors and rawlplugs, dessert and pudding, sherbet and sorbet. British

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Intermediate
Vicki

How to handle a complaint – Business English

The customer is always right, or are they? In this video you’ll see two versions of a conversation where a customer makes a complaint. The first is a bad model and the second a good one. We’ll use them to compare the English we use to handle complaints. Here are the top takeaways:1. Saying sorry matters.You can say sorry when you don’t hear something and want someone to repeat: ‘Sorry?’It can be an apology where

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