mayor pneumonia pronunciation
Intermediate
Vicki

9 English words that are hard to say in British and American English

Does it drive you crazy that English words are pronounced differently from the way they’re spelt? Don’t worry, we can help. We’re looking at more words that English learners find tricky to pronounce and comparing how we say them in British and American English. In this video we look at how we pronounce: • jostle • temperature • mayor • manoeuvre/maneuver • despicable • pneumonia • pathetic • tsunami • ubiquitous We talk about: •

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zip zipper British and American words
Elementary
Vicki

27 British and American Word Differences

Is it zip or zipper? Buggy or stroller? You loved our last video on British and American word differences so Super Agent Awesome made another one with us. In this video look at differences like hood/bonnet and trunk/boot and say what we’d call them in British and American English. Some of the other words we explore in this video include bangs and fringe, vest and waistcoat, shopping cart and trolley, and checkers and draughts. We

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hard words to pronounce
Intermediate
Vicki

Hard words to pronounce in British and American English

We’re looking at more words that English learners find tricky to pronounce and comparing how we say them in British and American English. In this video we look at how we pronounce these tricky words in English: • colonel • youths • gauge (and gouge) • oesophagus • debut • rural • disease • anemone We talk about: • syllables • the tricky English th sound • confusing vowel sounds • British and American differences

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IELTS speaking test part two - dos and don'ts
Intermediate
Vicki

IELTS Speaking Test Part Two – Dos and Don’ts

Get tips and tricks for the IELTS speaking test part two and learn how to improve your score. We’ll show you how part two of the IELTS exam works: – the instructions the examiner will give – how you can practise ahead of time – how to plan your talk – the value of the bullet points – how to use complex structures to improve your score We’ll also show you mistakes students sometimes make

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british and american word differences
Elementary
Vicki

26 British and American English word differences

British and American word differences are curious things. Super Agent Awesome stopped by to explore some with us. We looked at differences with words like crisps/chips and chips/French fries and compared what we’d call things in British and American English. Words we explore in this video include swimming costume and bathing suit, spanners and wrenches, hundreds and thousands and sprinkles, and lots, lots more. We have lots of other kinds of videos that compare British

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IELTS speaking test part one tips
Intermediate
Vicki

Great tips for the IELTS Speaking Test Part One

Get tips and tricks for the IELTS speaking test part one. Learn: – how part one of the IELTS speaking test works – the kinds of questions the examiner will ask – how you can predict the first topic – how long your answers should be – how to extend them with reasons and examples – what to do if you don’t understand And best of all, see candidates in action and learn from their

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difficult words to pronounce in English
Intermediate
Vicki

Difficult words to say in British and American English

We’re looking at more words that English learners find tricky to pronounce and comparing how we say them in British and American English. We’ll show you how we pronounce: • island • squirrel • priority • Leicester • schedule • vulnerable • width • peculiarly And along the way we talk about silent letters in English, word stress, How R sounds are different in British and American English, and the tricky English th sound. You’ve

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ielts speaking exam
Intermediate
Vicki

IELTS speaking test: things you need to know

Well prepared students do best in the IELTS speaking exam and we can help. This is the first in a series of videos about the different parts of the exam where you’ll find answers to these questions: How long is the IELTS speaking exam? (11-14 minutes) How many parts does the IELTS speaking test have? (Three) What are the three parts? – a Q&A on familiar topics – a long turn (talk) – a Q&A

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test your English and avoid common mistakes
Intermediate
Vicki

How good is your English? Quiz 3

Are you ready to test your English? We’ll ask you to identify 6 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 so you can avoid common mistakes. We’ll also direct you to videos if you want more help with grammar and vocabulary. In this video we look at: – what does it mean? – used to vs.

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