Tag: Vocabulary

Intermediate
Vicki

15 Useful Colloquial English Phrases you should know (set 4)

Do you want to learn common spoken English phrases? Then you’re going to love our series of videos on colloquial English. The best way to learn them is to see them in action. That way you can see when it’s appropriate to use the phrases and they become more memorable. Using colloquial phrases will help your English sound more natural and conversational. In this video we’re looking at these ones: Tell me about it Join

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Intermediate
Vicki

Colloquial English: 12 phrases you should know (set three)

This is the third video in a series on colloquial English where we’re looking at common phrases and expressions we use when we’re speaking. The best way to learn them is to see them in action. That way you can see when it’s appropriate to use the phrases and they become more memorable. Using colloquial phrases will help your English sound more natural and conversational. In this video we’re looking at these ones:Nice tryGotta goDon’t

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Intermediate
Vicki

Colloquial English: 12+ phrases you should know (set two)

This is the second video in a series on colloquial English where we’re looking at common phrases and expressions we use when we’re speaking. The best way to learn them is to see them in action. That way you can see when it’s appropriate to use the phrases and they become more memorable. Using colloquial phrases will help your English sound more natural and conversational. In this video we’re looking at these ones: Keep it

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15 useful English word pairs (binomials)

English word pairs are a kind of collocation – a fixed expression. The technical term for them is binomials and English is full of them! Learning English word pairs is a great way to boost your vocabulary.In this video you’ll learn how to use these English expressions and see lots of examples in action: fun and gamesalive and wellalive and kickinghere and nowhere and theretrial and errorquick and easyquick and dirtypins and needlesodds and endsodds

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Intermediate
Vicki

12 colloquial phrases you should know (set one)

Welcome to our brand new series on colloquial English where we’re looking at common phrases and expressions we use when we’re speaking. The best way to learn them is to see them in action. That way you can see when it’s appropriate to use the phrases and they become more memorable. Using colloquial phrases will help your English sound more natural and conversational. In this video we’re looking at these ones: That’s a pity/What a

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Intermediate
Vicki

2020 in review

Welcome to our 2020 review! It’s a video where we look back at the year we’ve had (oh, what a strange year!), talk about clips from some of the videos we’ve made and look ahead at things to come. It’s a long video with lots of comedy sketches, so grab a coffee and make yourselves comfortable. We’d love to hear your requests for 2021 and answer any questions you may have. Hello and welcome to

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What does the English word ironic really mean?

In this video lesson we’ll show you how the word ironic is used in action. It seems to mean rather different things to different people. Normally we use ironic in a couple of different ways. One is to describe how we say things. When we use words with the opposite meaning to their literal meaning, we’re being ironic. And the other meaning is similar. We could describe observations or comments as ironic when words are

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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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Intermediate
Vicki

Google Assistant as a Dinner Guest – Pragmatics

Feeling lonely in the pandemic, we decided to have dinner with our Google Assistant. In this video you’ll find out how she rated as a dinner guest and learn about pragmatics – the study of hidden meanings. So does the Google Assistant make a good dinner guest?Her plusses:She was attentive, informative and energetic. She struggled with Vicki’s British accent sometimes but that was probably because she hadn’t been programmed with her voice.Her negatives:She failed when

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Intermediate
Vicki

Lying English words

Learn some common words and phrases we use to talk about lies and lying in English. We look at some things we say when we think other people are lying like: You’ve got to be joking You’ve got to be kidding We explore lies we tell other people like fibs and white lies, and also things we say when we kid ourselves. And we also look at some idioms like: lying through your teeth stretching/bending

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