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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actual actually false friends
Intermediate
Vicki

Actual & Actually: How to use these false friends in English

The English words ‘actual’ and ‘actually’ are false friends in many languages. You think they mean one thing but in fact they mean another. In this video you’ll learn how to use these words to make your English more polite when you’re speaking. You’ll see lots of examples in action and learn how to use them correctly. Actual and Actually – false friends These are very useful words in English. Use them correctly and they’ll

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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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