Present Perfect in English 3 uses
Intermediate
Vicki

The Present Perfect in English – 3 uses

The present perfect connects the present and the past. In this English lesson we’ll show you how to form the present perfect and when use it. You’ll learn about the three uses of the present perfect: 1. Unfinished actions that started in the past and are still continuing 2. Life experiences that happened at an indefinite time 3. Past actions that are important now because they are news or because their results matter in the

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ielts speaking test
Intermediate
Vicki

IELTS speaking test video link – see Vicki as a candidate

We don’t have a new video for you today, but we’ll be publishing a new video next Friday. In the meantime, check out this link to a video made by a friend of ours, where Vicki takes on the role of a candidate in an IELTS speaking test. Keith has a great website for student’s who are preparing for the IELTS speaking test which you can find here: https://ieltsspeakingsuccess.com/ And here’s the video he made

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english publishing vocabulary
Intermediate
Vicki

Publishing plans and a new (temporary) schedule

Learn about our publishing plans and our new (temporary) schedule for YouTube English lesson uploads. We’re excited to announce that we plan to self-publish an e-book for English learners. The writing has started and we’re experimenting with tools we can use to make it available on smartphones, tablets and computers. To allow time for writing we will be publishing videos every other week. So we’re continuing with our plans to make new YouTube videos, but

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American English slang lesson
Intermediate
Vicki

7 American slang expressions that Brits don’t use.

How good is your American English slang? In this American English slang lesson you’ll learn 7 American English colloquial expressions that Brits don’t use, and a couple that both Brits and Americans use. They include: – for the birds – John Hancock – shoot the breeze – Monday morning quarterback – carpetbagger – Joe Blow or the average Joe – John Doe and Jane Doe. American English slang and expressions that Brits don’t use I’m

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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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British slang have a butcher's
Intermediate
Vicki

10 British Slang Expressions

Are you ready to test your British English slang? Learn 10 British slang words and colloquial expressions including: – skive and bunk off – tosh – go spare – jammy – fancy someone – snog – kerfuffle – miffed – be snookered – have a butcher’s Watch Vicki quiz Jay on the meanings and play along. Click here to see another video on British English slang Click here to see other videos on British and

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English quiz
Intermediate
Vicki

How good is your English? Quiz 2

This is the second quiz in a series about mistakes English learners often make. You can watch the first video here: https://youtu.be/1A4gs79Z_KI In this video we’ll ask you to identify 6 common English mistakes and choose your answer before the clock stops ticking. We’ll then explain what’s wrong and show you examples of the correct English in action. We’ll also direct you to other videos if you want more examples and help with grammar and

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overused word literally meaning
Intermediate
Vicki

Literally – an overused word?

Is the word literally overused? And how many syllables does the word literally have? In this video we compare three different meanings of literally: 1. in a literal way, so with the exact meaning of the words you’re using 2. literally meaning ‘really’ or in ‘truth’ 3. literally meaning virtually, when it’s used to exaggerate for effect Meaning 3 is an example of hyperbole, and it contradicts meaning 1. So literally has opposite meanings. Many

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How good is your English
Intermediate
Vicki

How good is your English? Let’s see!

This video English quiz is about mistakes English learners often make. We look at: – interested and interesting – the mistake how long time – the different meanings of the verbs take and last – control vs. check – high vs. tall – prepositions we use with the verb pay We’ll ask you to identify 8 common English mistakes and choose your answer before the clock stops ticking. We’ll then explain what’s wrong and show

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how to form the third conditional examples
Intermediate
Vicki

The English Third Conditional in Action

The third conditional (or conditional 3) is probably the trickiest grammar structure in English. If you’re taking an exam like IELTS, CAE or CPE, this is a really useful conditional to know. You’ll really impress your examiners if you use it correctly. In this video you’ll: – see third conditional examples in action in a story. (e.g. If it hadn’t been for you…) – learn how to form the third conditional and when to use

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