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How to change a verb into a noun!
 
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http://www.engvid.com/ With the simple addition of '-ment' or '-ion' to a verb, it becomes a noun! Learn how to change a verb into a noun in this grammar lesson. It's pretty simple, once you understand how it works. Test your skills with the quiz: http://www.engvid.com/change-verbs-into-nouns/ TRANSCRIPT: Hello, my name is Ronnie. I am going to teach you some English. It's going to be great. It's going to be easy, I think. Something that a lot of you have difficulty with in English is nouns, verbs, adjectives, and all those other crazy, crazy things we have in English. I'm going to teach you two tricks that will help you, when you are trying to figure out if a word is a verb or a noun, or when to use a verb. Is it a noun? Do what? So today's lesson is the birth of a noun. You are going to take a verb, it's going to do some magical things, and by the end of the lesson it is going to become a noun, so birth of a noun. How to change a verb to a noun, the first thing we are going to do is have a look at the verbs. We have the verb "employ, develop, move, judge, advertise, and establish." Do you think you see a spelling mistake here? Are you wondering why this is an "s" and not a "z-ed," well, let me tell you something. In the UK also known as England, they would spell it with a zed, whereas in North America we spell it with an "s." So there is a spelling difference. And so, you might see it spelled with a "zed" or an "s." Both of them are correct, if you have spellcheck when you are typing something, it might go wrong. But you might have American spellcheck, so just be careful. So, either "zed" or "s" is correct. "Employ" do you know what that verb means? Have you heard that word, "employ?" It means use or work. The next one we have is "develop;" if you "develop" something it basically means you help to grow. The next one is move. I am moving my right hand, but not my left hand. That would cause much problem. The next one is judge. There's a noun of "judge" and a verb of "judge." To "judge" something means to give your opinion. The next one is "advertise." The "s" and the "zed" the pronunciation is the same. Don't worry. "Advertise" means to tell something, usually you do it for money. You "advertise" something on a website, or you advertise on TV to get a product, to make you money. The next one is "establish, establish means to make something. What we're going to do, two tricks. The first trick is we're going to take these verbs, and we are going to add four letters to make it a noun. The letters are "m-e-n-t." So we have the verb "employ." The noun changes to "employment." Did you just say mint and not m-e-n-t? I did, English pronunciation is difficult. In English we don't say employment, we actually say it like this word, "m-i-n-t." Like a breath mint. So all of these words you must spell with "m-e-n-t," but your pronunciation is going to be "m-i-n-t," like "mint, employment." The next one we have is a "development." "Employment" means job. "Development," we use it to mean an area that has been "developed." You could use it to say it's a building; this is a "development" of this country, or a building of a company. "Move," we have the noun of movement. "Move, move," not "move, move," do you know why I got distracted? Because, I was thinking of a Bob Marley song that's called "A Movement of the People, "movement" of the people. If anyone is a Bob Marley fan out there. "Movement" of people is a good way to remember what this word means. "Movement" basically means a group of people who try and change something in society, so a "movement" is a group of people. The next one is "judge, judgment." It means the same, the noun, and the verb. You give your opinion of something. "Advertisement," an "advertisement" you will see on the subway. You will see everywhere you go, everywhere you look. In the world, people are trying to sell you something in an "advertisement." We usually shorten the word, and just call it an "ad." Next one is "establish," changes to "establishment." For some reason I don't like the word "establishment." "Establishment" means something that has been "established." We usually use it in the form of government or politics; it can also mean a place like a restaurant. I like restaurants. The next trick, trick number one is you take the verb you change it to a noun using "m-e-n-t" or "m-i-n-t" "employment." The next one is this word, "act."
English Vocabulary - ACTUALLY
 
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http://www.engvid.com 'Actually' is actually used more often in conversation than you think. It has several uses in English, and is a common shortcut we use to correct someone or to emphasize something. In this lesson, you'll hear how to pronounce the word correctly, and learn its full use. http://www.engvid.com/english-vocabulary-actually
English Grammar - Inversion: "Had I known...", "Should you need..."
 
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http://www.engvid.com Should you need help understanding why the subject in this sentence comes after the verb, I can show you. In this English grammar lesson, we will look at sentences in which the subject and verb order is inverted, and the particular situations in which to use them. Take a quiz on this lesson here: http://www.engvid.com/english-grammar-inversion/ TRANSCRIPT Hi. Welcome again to www.engvid.com. I'm Adam. Today's lesson is about inversion. Now, what does "inversion" mean? "Inversion" is when you change the order of something. Right? So we're looking at grammar. Usually, you know in a sentence a subject comes first and then a verb. Today we're going to look at situations where that is reversed. Now, of course, I'm sure that you know that in questions: "Are you sure?" the verb comes before the subject in all questions. That's what makes a question structure a question structure. However, there are other situations where we have this inversion, but we're looking at a sentence; we're not looking at a question. Now, the thing to understand about inversions is that they are very particular. There are only a few expressions that you're going to use inversion with. You can't put them in just about... In just any sentence that you want. The examples that I've written on the board are the ones that you might read or that you might want to write. There are other situations that use this, but unless you're writing poetry or artistic, creative novels - you don't need them and you don't really need to worry about them either. They're very rare. It's very rare you'll see them. It's very, very formal language style. And you'll recognize them, hopefully, when you do see them. So let's start here. When we have "not only". Generally speaking, when we have a sentence that begins with a negative, we're going to have inversion, but especially when you have "not only", you're going to have inversion. Okay? "Not only did he", so there's your verb, there's your subject, there's your verb. Okay? We have the helping verb, the auxiliary verb to start. "Not only did he win", and then we have the "but", "also" to go with "not only". This is like an expression that's fixed; you're always going to be looking at the same thing. "Not only did he win, but he also broke the record." Whatever. "Not only", inversion, "but also". "Under no circumstances", this is another expression that you'll see regularly. And again, we're looking at the negative construction which is why we're looking at the inversion. "Under no circumstances should you call her/call him." Okay? Whatever you do, don't call. "Under no circumstances". "Circumstances", basically situation. In no situation should you call. In no situation, same idea. Okay? Another negative: "nor". What is "nor"? Is the negative of "or". Okay? "Or", "nor". Again, many people don't use this word anymore; it's a little bit old-fashioned, a little bit high formality level. But... "The mayor of Toronto refused to resign, nor do we expect him to." Okay? So after "nor", we still have the inversion. Verb, subject, verb. Verb, subject. Okay? I'm not sure if you know the mayor of Toronto, he's very famous now. We're not very proud, but that's a whole other story. Next, so these are the three negatives. These two are also very similar. Again, very formal style, but you might see it, you might want to use it in your essays or whatever. "Should you need any help, don't hesitate to call." What does this mean? "Should you need", if you need. "Should" is just a more formal way to say: "if". "If you need any help, don't hesitate to call.", "Should you need any help, don't hesitate to call." Now, this is a verb, subject, verb. If we use: "if", then there's no issue. Then you have "if" which is a conjunction, adverb, clause, conjunction, subject, verb. "Should" makes it verb, subject, verb. "Had" is the same thing with the "if", but a different structure of the conditional, a different "if" structure. "Had I known you were coming, I would have changed." "If I had known", "If I had known you were coming", "Had I known", it's basically you're making the sentence a little bit shorter, a little more formal. You're starting with a verb, a subject, and another verb. Okay? Past perfect, of course. So these are the conditionals, these are the no's. Now, we have the comparatives, when you're comparing something. When you're comparing an action, so you're using the clause marker: "as", not the preposition: "like". So: "John speaks Chinese, as does Lucy." Okay? "Lucy" is actually the subject, here's the verb, here's a subject. Now, I could put a period and put a new sentence. "So does Lucy." Same idea. "Lucy does as well." If I want the subject, verb order. But when you start with "as", you're going to invert the order. This is a clause marker, adverb clause marker to compare.
How to express your opinion in English
 
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http://www.engvid.com/ Participate confidently in personal, professional, or academic discussions. Learn how to use a variety of phrases to express your opinion on various subjects. This lesson is a must for those who want to speak or write about important issues. Take the quiz on this lesson here: http://www.engvid.com/how-to-express-your-opinion-in-english/ TRANSCRIPT Hi, my name is Rebecca, and in today's lesson I'll show you how to express your opinion in English. Now, this is important whether you're participating in a conversation, a debate, or a discussion, or whether you're writing a report, or an evaluation, or proposal, you're still going to need various types of phrases and expressions to express your view. So let's look at what some of these expressions are. Okay? So, here are some of the most common ones. Now, the one at the top is probably the strongest, and the one down here is the weakest. So let's go through them. You could say: "I think the government should keep university free." for example. Or: "I believe..." Next one: "I feel..." Or: "I suppose the government should keep university free." Now, you see with my body language, here, it's a little bit weaker. So you say: "I suppose the government should keep university free." But this kind of body language kind of suggests that you're not very sure, but you think so. All right? Last one is very weak, but you could use it if you have... If you believe it a little bit. Okay? In that position. "I guess the government should keep university free." Right? It's weak, but it's acceptable. All right? Again, these are the stronger options. Here are some other expressions: "In my opinion, we should accept their offer." Or: "In my view, we should accept their offer." Okay? So you could also use any of these, in my opinion. Now, remember: here, we don't need any kind of punctuation after: "I think". It just goes directly: "I think the government should keep university free." But here, we do have a comma. Okay? So: "In my opinion," - comma - or: "In my view," - comma -, that's important when you're writing. Okay? Next one: "From my viewpoint," or: "From my point of view," or: "From my perspective, it's time to make a decision." Okay? Again, with each of these, remember: there is a comma after that expression. Okay? Next one: "According to me, the Prime Minister should resign." Okay? Or: "It seems to me that you should take the job." All right? So these are some other expressions. Now, that's a lot of expressions so what you want to do is to choose the expressions that you like. Perhaps these could be this... The sort of translation of the expressions that you use in your own language because you probably like those expressions. So learn a few of them correctly, rather than trying to learn all of them and getting them mixed up. Okay? So you don't want to say: "From my opinion," or something like that. So it's better to learn a few of them and use them correctly. All right? If you'd like some more practice with this, you can go to our website: www.engvid.com and there you can do a quiz on this subject and also watch English learning videos on lots of other topics in English. Okay? Thanks very much for watching, and good luck with your English.
How Do You Use The Word Namely In A Sentence?
 
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By tiantian888 in forum ask a teacherlast post 05 feb 2009, 15 40 16 mar 2012 hello, i sometimes come across constructions of the following kind where word 'namely' is placed at beginning sentence and, presumably, 28 jan 2013 aside from serving as an elementary teacher, ms. Send us feedback namely definition you use to introduce detailed information about the subject are discussing. How does one place commas near the word 'namely'? Quoranamely wiktionary. The central section, for example, was undamaged. Since this is considered a dependent clause, comma should follow the expression and either semicolon or precede it, depending on strength of break in continuity. Namely' do we have to put the word 'that' after 'understand' introduce a sentence. Most of the time, if you can replace a colon with word namely, then is right choice. On the other hand, this link and one suggest that there might be more to consider. Editing tip 'respectively' and 'namely' american journal namely in a sentence words sentencedefinition of english by oxford dictionaries. Here are some examples of how to use these terms correctly respectively. Lee often expressed her desire of working, in a more broad setting, as an instructor on specialized subjects, namely, business consultant. Example sentences with the word namely. Yourdictionary namely "imx0m" url? Q webcache. Let's go back to the complete sentence issue it would be 24 jan 2014 print. Maybe you're afraid of an animal, namely, wolves. Use namely in a sentence. Dear veterans, regarding the above sentence i am working on, wondering if have used word a writer is called upon to use his own judgment in applying this rule, for too many commas will make jerky and hard read frame, he insisted, was tight. Namely' and commas learner's dictionary. Punctuation around the word 'namely' english stack exchange. Namely means almost exactly the same thing as specifically a synonymous expression is use of colon ' ', in 'there are three ways to do it right way, wrong way [ ]. Meaning, pronunciation, translations and examples search globally for 'namely', add a comma after it, as well comma, semicolon, or period before. How to use namely in a sentence. How do you use the word namely in a sentence? Youtube. Grammar] can i start a sentence with the word 'namely usage and position of 'namely' use writing tips writers workshop writer resources center for how to colons in your scientific difference between 'namely,' 'such as,'. Hi, namely could be used before and after both the commas, it would depend on situation, where we are going to use namelybefore there four sections in game, namely, drawing, guarding, trailing drivingafter having found that some of commonest diseases beer, know people things by their names. The comma can be used in every possible combination with the word namely, but it's worth looking closely at each of them. So, what are the rules for punctuating around word namely? Please try to prove your claims by including referenc
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English Grammar - "I wish..." - Subjunctive
 
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http://www.engvid.com "I wish I were...". "He wishes it would...". Wishes are a part of everyday conversation among native English speakers. Are they all dreamers? Maybe. But most of the time, we use 'wish' to talk about something that isn't true or real, more than to talk about our fantasies. In this grammar lesson for advanced students, you'll learn the correct way to construct sentences using 'wish' and the subjunctive voice. You can also take a quiz on this lesson: http://www.engvid.com/wish-subjunctive/
Vocabulary - LIVE, LIFE, ALIVE, LIVING
 
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http://www.engvid.com I make a living by making some people's lives easier to live. Because English can be confusing, it's sometimes better to get live instruction that will make the language come alive. In this lesson you will learn new vocabulary by really learning one word. Take the quiz here: http://www.engvid.com/vocabulary-life/ TRANSCRIPT: Hi. Welcome again to www.engvid.com. I'm Adam. Today, we're going to look at some vocabulary that gets students confused, because the words are so similar that people don't know what to do with them. Let's look at these words. First, listen carefully to how I say them. As a verb: "live". Of course, the noun is: "life". The adjective: "live". Verb: "live"; adjective: "live"; adjective, a different adjective: "alive"; a noun: "living"; an adjective: "living"; a gerund: "living". Okay, so here are your words. Now, people will often say: "What's the different between 'live' and 'alive', or 'live' and 'alive'?" Okay, so let's look at all of these. First of all, what does it mean to live? So I'll add this here. "To live". Basically, "to live" means to not be dead. Very simply put. Right? To live means to eat, to drink, to breathe, to go to a club and dance, to sing. Whatever you think is living. For example, you go to work, you make money, that is your life. You live your life to help your family or your friends, or your community. Okay? "Life" is everything, everything that we do. From the minute you wake up to the minute you go to sleep. Well, even in your sleep, it's still life. Right? You're still living. So, from the minute you're born to the minute you die, that's life. Now, "live" is completely different from "live". "Live", when we say something is live, we mean at the same time and usually in person. For example, you go to a concert, a music concert, you're seeing the band perform live, in front of you, at the same time. Anything else, if you listen to music on your iPod, or MP3 player, or your phone, then you are listening to a recorded performance. You're listening to recorded music. If you're at the stadium and you're seeing the band on the guitars, and drums, and whatever, you're seeing it live. Now, if you're on Skype and you're speaking to someone on the other side of the planet. Is this conversation happening live? Yes, because you're doing it at the same time. But if you record your video message, send it to your friend by email, he or she opens it and sees the video, then it's not live. Then it's a recording. "Alive". "Alive" is the state of living, of being not dead again. Right? Usually it's a feeling, it's an adjective. It talks about a feeling or a state of being. I'll give you an example in a second. Now, "living" has many uses. Oh, I forgot to add one here. We'll start with the verb. As a verb, it is basically the continuous form of "to live". For example, in the present perfect, continuous: "I have been living in my apartment building for three months." It means three months I started... Three months ago, I started to live there, and I still live there now. The continuous. As a gerund. We can use "living" as a gerund. "Living with cancer is a very bad way to live." Basically. "Living with cancer is very difficult." So, again... Let me just write this out, because you might not know this. A gerund is the "ing" form of a verb, but we use it like a noun. Okay? "Living in Canada is sometimes difficult because it's so cold, but other times, it's nice." As an adjective. We use "living" as an adjective to talk about something that is alive. Right? So, for example, a living creature. Any living creature is anything that can die. A rock is a nonliving creature. This marker is a nonliving creature. I am a living creature. I hope you are living creatures, too. We can also use "living" to describe somebody's state. For example: "A living legend." When we talk about a person and we call him or her a legend, it means they're very famous, and their story is very long, and everybody knows it. And if we say: "A living legend", then this person is still alive today. So, for example, some people think that Nelson Mandela is a legend, what he did in South Africa. So he is a living legend. We can learn from him directly. Good. This one may be a little bit surprising: "living" as a noun. We say: "You make a living." Notice the article "a". What does it mean if you're making a living? "Living" here means income. Every day, you go to work, you work hard, you get a paycheque to take home to your family. You are making a living. Great. So, now we know what all of these words mean. Let me give you some example sentences. "To live". Okay? "It is important to live life to the fullest." Basically means live every day like there is no tomorrow. Sing, laugh, love, dance, shout to the skies if that's what works for you. Right? But live life every day like it's your last; enjoy it.
Learn Punctuation: period, exclamation mark, question mark
 
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http://www.engvid.com You see them all the time, but do you know how to use them correctly? In this lesson we go over the basic punctuation marks used to end a sentence. I also teach you to identify and avoid the run-on sentence, which is a common mistake ESL students and native speakers make in their writing. Watch this lesson to learn the quick and easy rules for using the period, exclamation mark, and question mark! Then take the quiz on it here: http://www.engvid.com/learn-punctuation-period-exclamation-mark-question-mark/ TRANSCRIPT Hi. Welcome to www.engvid.com again. My name's Adam. Today, I'm responding to some requests for punctuation lessons. So, today's lesson is about punctuation. I'm going to focus on the period, the exclamation mark, and the question mark. Now, you're thinking: why am I beginning with these three? Because these are the ends of sentences. Right? These always come at a very specific point in the sentence, always at the end, always with a clear purpose. What is the purpose? A period ends a sentence. Seems simple enough, everybody knows this. Correct? But it's not that simple. Many, many times I've seen students writing and not putting the period in the correct place. What... Another thing you have to remember about the period is what comes after it is always a capital letter. Okay? Many people forget the capital after a period. A period ends a sentence which means it ends a complete idea. Whatever comes after the period is already a new idea. Of course, one idea flows to the next idea; one idea builds on the previous idea, but they are two separate ideas. When you have completed your sentence, when you have completed your idea - put a period. And British people call this: "a full stop". Same idea, means: full stop, done, next idea. Okay? With a capital letter. Always don't forget the capital letter. Or never forget the capital letter. Okay? Another thing to remember about the period is that once you have a sentence with a complete independent clause and you don't have another independent clause with a conjunction, "and", "but", "so", "or", etcetera or a semi-colon-this is a semi-colon-that means your sentence is finished. If you have two independent clauses in a sentence and you don't have the conjunction, you don't have the semi-colon, means you have a run-on sentence. Okay? A "run-on sentence" is a sentence that has two subjects, two verbs, no spacing, no conjunction, no period. Okay? Let's look at an example of a run-on sentence. "Stacey and Claire went shopping at the mall with Ted and Alex they bought new clothes." Does this sentence seem okay to you? If it does, there's a problem. Okay? We have "Stacey and Claire" as your subject-sorry, this is a "v" actually-"went shopping at the mall". Where? "With Ted and Alex". With who? This is a complete idea. "Stacey and Claire went shopping at the mall with Ted and Alex." Your idea is complete, this is what they did. Now, at the mall, what did they do? "They bought new clothes." I put a period, I put a capital. I have to separate ideas, therefore, two separate sentences. Now, is there any other way I can fix this? Of course. I can put a comma after: "Alex," I could put the word: "and they bought", in which case, that sentence is fine. "And" joins two independent. So, every time you're writing... Punctuation, of course, is for writing, not for speaking; we don't see punctuation in speaking. Every time you write, check your sentences. If you have two independent clauses, means two subject, subject, verb, and then subject, verb. If you have two of these, two combinations of subject and verb without a period between them, without a conjunction, without a semi-colon - you have a run-on sentence. Okay? Just to make sure, here's another sentence. I'll take this away. Something came before. "As a result," -of whatever came before-"the police evacuated the tenants of the building they thought this would be safer." Oh. "The tenants of the building they thought this would be safer." Wait a minute. What's going on? Where does the sentence end? Where does the idea end? What's the next part of the sentence? Okay? "The police evacuated". Who? "The tenants". Which tenants? "Of the building". Okay? "The building they thought this", no. Okay, "The building that they thought this", no, doesn't make sense. So this must be the next subject, "they thought". Who are "they"? The police. "They thought". What? "This would be safer." So now, I need to put something here. I need to break up these two sentences because they're two separate ideas. This sentence explains why they did the action in the first sentence.
Writing - Misplaced Modifiers
 
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http://www.engvid.com "Engvid.com is great for English learners where you can learn many new things about the language." Does that sentence seem OK to you? Well, in this lesson you will find out why it isn't and where the modifying clause should be. Misplaced modifiers are a common problem in writing and after this lesson, should be a problem of the past. Test your writing skill with the quiz here: http://www.engvid.com/writing-misplaced-modifiers/ TRANSCRIPT: Hi. Welcome again to www.engvid.com. My name's Adam. Today's lesson is a little bit more advanced. It's actually very useful for native English speakers as well, not only ESL learners. Today we're talking about misplaced modifiers. Now, this is a very important grammar point, plus it's also very, very important for those of you who need to do English writing. Okay? This is a very common mistake that people will see in all kinds of writing. It could be very, very embarrassing sometimes because... You'll understand in a minute why. But I'll show you the different types and we'll figure out a way to fix it as much as we can. So, first of all, what is a "modifier"? A modifier is anything in a sentence, it could be an adjective or an adverb, a clause, a phrase, anything that modifies something else in the sentence. What does "modify" mean? Means to change, change the meaning of, change the idea of. Okay? So, for example: if you say: "A car", you have an idea of a car. You say: "A red car", you have a different idea of the car probably. So "red" modifies "car". Okay, so what we're looking at is misplaced modifiers. We have misplaced modifiers, dangling modifiers, squinting modifiers. Don't worry about the technical words. Worry about what is actually happening here. So I'm going to start with these examples, and we'll look at a few others in a minute. So look at these two sentences: "I call only my mother when I'm sick." "I only call my mother when I'm sick." Now, this word: "only" is the modifier we're looking at. It is very, very often misplaced; people don't realize that this word doesn't necessarily go where it should go half the time. It's amazing how many people misplace it. So what does this sentence mean: "I call only my mother when I'm sick"? It means: when I'm sick, I don't call my friends, I don't call my girlfriend or boyfriend, I don't call my aunt or uncle; only my mother. I'm sick: "Mom, come make me some soup, please." You have to be polite, of course. "I only call my mother when I'm sick." It means: when I'm healthy, I don't call her. I never speak to her, only when I'm sick do I call her. She gets very angry at me, she thinks I'm using her. But according to this sentence, I am, because I only call her when I'm sick. So you understand what this word does to the sentence. Okay? Very, very important where you place it to know which word it's going to modify. The secret about modifiers: place them close to the word you're trying to modify. But that also doesn't always work. "People who whistle quickly become annoying." Now, you're thinking: "This sentence looks okay." The problem is: what does it mean? Is it: "People who whistle quickly, become annoying"? Or: "People who whistle, quickly become annoying"? Which one do you mean? All people who whistle or just people who whistle quickly? I don't think I should whistle, I'll probably blow the mic, but very fast whistling. Right? So, this is called a squinting modifier; you're not sure which word the modifier is going with. How can I fix this? You can probably cut it into two sentences. "I get quickly annoyed by people who whistle." Or: "People who whistle become annoying quickly." Or just change the location or again, just split it into two different sentences, that's another solution. Here's another one, this is called more... This is more of a dangling modifier: "I went to see a movie last night with my friend, which was really boring." Okay, maybe you understand the sentence. I don't. What was boring, the movie or the going out with the friend? This is called a dangling modifier because I don't actually know what it is modifying. I'm not sure what this "which" is, the situation or the movie. So again, to fix it, just bring it closer to the actual thing. I'm going to assume you're talking about the movie. "I went to see a movie last night which was really boring, with my friend." No, that's not a very good way to fix it either. "I went to see a movie which was really boring last night with my friend." That's much better, it's right next to the thing you're modifying. So you want to put this right here, so it modifies the movie itself. Okay? So here're three different examples of misplaced modifiers. Let's look at a few more. Okay, let's look at a few more examples, and eventually, we'll get to some funny ones that you'll understand why it could be embarrassing.
Vocabulary - though, although, even though, despite, in spite of
 
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http://www.engvid.com Though, although, even though -- how do we use each of these in English? In this lesson, I'll explain how we use them, and when exactly they are used in English. I'll also teach you the meanings and uses of despite and in spite of. Everything is demonstrated with examples. Test yourself afterwards with the quiz: http://www.engvid.com/vocabulary-though/
Improve your Vocabulary: Foreign Words in English
 
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Are you an English guru? Well, then you must speak many languages because English uses words from all over the world. In this lesson, you'll be hit by a tsunami of new words like "kaput", "faux pas", and "prima donna". Though they may have started out in another language, these words have now become an accepted part of English vocabulary. English is always evolving, lending, and borrowing terms from other languages. Watch to learn more about this, and don't forget to do the quiz at the end at https://www.engvid.com/foreign-words-in-english/ ! I'm really gung ho about this one! TRANSCRIPT Hi. Welcome back to www.engvid.com. I'm Adam. In today's video we're going to learn non-English words. You're thinking surprised because this is an English video lesson, it's supposed to be about English, but in English we tend to borrow a lot of words from other languages. We keep them as they are, we even keep their meanings more or less, but we like to apply them to many areas. So there's a lot of words. These are just a... This is just a sample of the foreign words that we use regularly in English. Some of them have been changed to apply to other things besides the original meaning of the word. So... Excuse me. First, let's start with the actual words: "tsunami", this is Japanese. "Gung ho" is Chinese. "Pro bono", Latin. "Quid pro quo", also Latin. "Prima donna", Italian. "Je ne sais qua", French. "D�j� vu", French. "Faux pas", French. "Du jour", French. "Kaput", German. And "guru" is actually Sanskrit. Okay. So, first I'm going to explain to you what the words mean, where they came from, and what they mean originally, and then how we use them in English. So we'll start with "tsunami". "Tsunami" basically means harbour wave. So, in Japan after an earthquake, sometimes... They have a lot of earthquakes, but sometimes they get a tsunami. It's basically a big wave. So the ocean after the earthquake sends a big wave and it covers the land. There was a big one a few years ago, a lot of damage. But we use this, again, to mean the same thing. Whenever there's a tsunami, whenever there's a big wave after an earthquake, but we also use it to talk about anything that's large and sudden. So, for example, the whole world is facing a refuge situation now. A lot of people from... Moving from all parts of the world to other parts of the world, and the countries that are receiving these refuges, they are facing a tsunami of refuges. So it's like a big wave of people. Okay? So whenever you have a big, sudden, wave or whatever, a big, sudden situation or a big, sudden change coming at you, you can call... You can refer to it like a tsunami. Okay? "Gung ho". So, "gung ho" basically means very enthusiastic. In Chinese it means basically part of a team or teamwork, but in... The way we use it in English, if we say: "That person is really gung ho", it means he's really enthusiastic, really eager, really wants to work hard. So, if I work at a company and a new employee comes in... And I've been at this company a long time, you know, I'm settled, everything, I do my work, I go home. But this guy comes in and he's so gung ho that everybody's a little bit worried because he's making us look bad. He's too gung ho. He's too energetic, too enthusiastic. It's a... So it's a very good word for that. Anytime you're ready to do something, you can do it gung ho or you can do it casual. "Pro bono", basically this means free. So I'm going to actually write this because these are a little bit long to write. Free. If... So, you see a lot of doctors. A lot of doctors or lawyers when they start their business or when they're very successful and they can afford it, they do a lot of pro bono work. Means they'll go provide legal advice to somebody who can't afford it, or they'll do medical assistance to people who can't afford it. For example, they'll go around the world to poor countries and they'll help children especially with medical situations, etc. So anything... Anytime somebody does something for free, like but professional, like work and they do it for free, it's pro bono work. "Quid pro quo", something for something. We also have an idiom: "If you scratch my back, I'll scratch yours." Okay? It means: You do something for me, I'll do something for you. But when we exchange favours... For example, if I do something, some professional work for you because I'm a lawyer, I will give you some legal advice; you're a designer, you will design my website. I don't pay you money, I pay you with legal service; you pay me with your design work. Quid pro quo. I do something for you, you do something for me. And this is also a very common expression. Okay, so now we're going to move to the Italian: "prima donna". Now, "prima" means first, "donna" means lady, so it's the first lady.
Writing - Transitions - in addition, moreover, furthermore, another
 
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http://www.engvid.com One of the most important tools for creating good flow in writing is the transition. Transitions are the bridges that allow a reader to move from one idea to the next without getting lost in the language. In this writing lesson, we'll look specifically at transitions to join similar, supporting ideas. I'll teach you how to use 'in addition', 'furthermore', 'moreover', 'another', and more. Take a quiz on this lesson here: http://www.engvid.com/writing-transitions/
English Grammar - UNLESS & IF NOT - negative conditional
 
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http://www.engvid.com Students are often told that unless they practice, they won't improve. But if you don't know what 'unless' means or how to use it, you might get the wrong idea. This grammar lesson focuses on the negative conditional and the consequences that follow. I'll teach you when and how to use 'unless', 'if not', 'as long as', and more. Test your understanding of this lesson with the quiz: http://www.engvid.com/english-grammar-negative-conditional/
Learn Telephone English - 100 Sentences You Can Use on the Phone | How to Talk on the Phone
 
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Learn 100 useful sentences that you can use on the phone. Also see - MOST COMMON MISTAKES IN ENGLISH & HOW TO AVOID THEM: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1Dax90QyXgI&list=PLmwr9polMHwsR35rD9spEhjFUFa7QblF9 For more FREE English lessons, SUBSCRIBE to this channel. Full list of sentences: MAKING A CALL INTRODUCTION (FORMAL) Hi / Hello. This is (your name) from (company name). Ex: This is Ganesh from ZoomFin Financial Services. My name is (your name). I’m calling from (company name). Ex: Hello, my name is Ganesh. I’m calling from ZoomFin Financial services. INTRODUCTION (INFORMAL) Hi / Hey. It’s (your name). Ex: Hey Annie, it’s Ganesh. How’s it going? How are you? Good, thanks. Great, thanks. What about you? What’s up? Not much. The usual. ASKING FOR SOMEONE (FORMAL) May I speak to (person’s name)? Ex: May I speak to Douglas Adams? Could I speak with (person’s name), please? Ex: Could I speak with Mary Smith, please? I’d like to speak to (person’s name), please? Ex: I’d like to speak to Vijay Kumar, please. Could you put me through to technical support, please? ASKING FOR SOMEONE (INFORMAL/SEMI-FORMAL) Is Doug there? Is Mary around? Can I talk to Vijay? PURPOSE OF THE CALL (FORMAL) I’m calling to ask about… Ex: I’m calling to ask about your software consulting services. Could you tell me…? Ex: Could you tell me how much it costs? PURPOSE OF THE CALL (INFORMAL/SEMI-FORMAL) I just wanted to ask… Ex: I just wanted to ask if you’re free to meet sometime this week. ASKING WHEN SOMEONE WILL BE AVAILABLE When would be a good time to call? When will he be back? Do you know when she’ll be back? LEAVING A MESSAGE Could you take a message for him? I’d like to leave her a message. Please ask her to call me back. Could you ask him to call me back? Please tell him that I’m in town. Please let her know that I would like to meet her. TAKING A CALL Good morning/Good afternoon. (Company name), (your name) speaking. Thank you for calling (company name). This is (your name). How may I help you? What can I do for you today? Ex: Good afternoon. ZoomFin Financial Services. Ganesh speaking. How may I help you? Ex: Thank you for calling ZoomFin Financial Services. This is Ganesh. What can I do for you today? ASKING WHO’S CALLING Could I ask who’s calling? May I ask who’s calling? Who’s calling, please? Where are you calling from, please? TELLING THE CALLER TO WAIT (FORMAL) Please hold. Let me transfer you. I’ll put you through now. I’m connecting you now. TELLING THE CALLER TO WAIT (INFORMAL/SEMI-FORMAL) Just a moment Hold on. Hang on a second. SAYING SOMEONE ISN’T AVAILABLE (FORMAL) I’m sorry, he’s on another call right now. I’m sorry, she’s not here today. I’m afraid he’s not available at the moment. I’m afraid she’s left for the day. He’s not in his office right now. SAYING SOMEONE ISN’T AVAILABLE (INFORMAL/SEMI-FORMAL) She’s out of town. He’s not home right now. She isn’t back from work yet. He’s gone to the movies with his friends. TAKING A MESSAGE Can I take a message? Would you like to leave a message? I’ll give her your message as soon as she gets back. I’ll ask him to call you as soon as he gets back. I’ll let her know that you called. MISDIALED CALLS I’m sorry, there’s nobody here by that name. I think you’ve dialed the wrong number. ASKING FOR INFORMATION Would you happen to know…? Ex: Would you happen to know when the conference takes place? Can you give me…? Ex: Can you give me a tentative date? Can I have…? Ex: Can I have your name and number, please? CHECKING INFORMATION Could you spell that for me? Let me read that back to you. HAVING DIFFICULTY WITH A CALL (FORMAL) Sorry, I can’t hear you very well. Could you speak a little more loudly, please? Could you speak up a little? Would you mind speaking a little more slowly? Could you repeat that? Could I call you back, please? It looks like we have a bad connection. HAVING DIFFICULTY WITH A CALL (INFORMAL) I didn’t catch what you just said. I’m sorry, what was that? Can you say that again? Can I call you back? Sorry, you’re breaking up. MAKING ARRANGEMENTS How about (day/date)? Ex: How about next Friday? Would (day/date) work for you? Ex: Would tomorrow work for you? Shall we say (day/date)? Ex: Shall we say September 12? ASKING FOR SUGGESTIONS/PREFERENCES What would you suggest? What would you prefer? Do you have a place in mind? MAKING REQUESTS Could you send me the details by email, please? Would you mind calling back tomorrow? RESPONDING TO A REQUEST Yes, I’d be happy to. Sure, no problem. I’ll email you the details right away. Sorry. I can’t do that. I’m afraid I don’t have that information. I’ll have to get back to you on that. ENDING THE CALL (FORMAL) It was nice talking to you. Thank you for your help. Thank you for your time. Thanks for calling. Have a nice day. ENDING THE CALL (INFORMAL) Anyway, I should get going. Take care. You too. Talk to you later. Bye.
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Learn English - TO & FOR
 
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http://www.engvid.com/ I made this lesson about the difference between 'FOR' and 'TO' for you. Why did I use the word 'for' in that sentence, and not 'to'? Watch this lesson and learn when to use 'to' and when to use 'for'. Take the quiz at http://www.engvid.com/english-grammar-to-for/ to make sure you've got it.
When and how to use a dictionary – and when NOT to use a dictionary!
 
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http://www.engvid.com You shouldn't always use a dictionary! In this video, I'll explain when you should use a paper dictionary, an online dictionary, or no dictionary at all! I'll show how to use your dictionary, and answer the question "which dictionary should I use?". A dictionary is an incredible tool when you are learning a language, but knowing how to use it is very important. If you use the dictionary correctly, you can learn a word's definition, spelling, pronunciation, origin, common usage, as well as what part of speech it is. This is a very important lesson for English learners of all levels, and native speakers too. To see if you understood the lesson, take the quiz: http://www.engvid.com/when-and-how-to-use-a-dictionary/ TRANSCRIPT Hi. Welcome back to www.engvid.com. I'm Adam. In today's lesson I want to speak with you about: "How to Use a Dictionary". Now, for some of you, this might seem very obvious. You open the dictionary, you look for your word, there it is, everything's good. But it's not that simple. Now, the reason I say it's not that simple is because a lot of people have a problem with exactly how to use a dictionary, and also when to use the dictionary. You don't always need to go look for every word. So, before I look at a few examples of when you should look for a word in the dictionary, I want to stress that if you really, really want to build your vocabulary quickly and have a very wide range of vocabulary, use an English to English dictionary. I'm going to give you a couple of examples of which dictionaries to use after, but English to English. Now, I've had many students who use English to whatever language, English to Spanish, English to Japanese, English to whatever language is their native language and vice versa. This is good for a very quick check, but don't make it a habit. Okay? Get yourself an English to English dictionary-you can get the book, I'll show you one in a second-or get online and find the apps for the more common dictionaries. Now, the reason I say this is because you will have to look for meanings of words, and if you don't understand the explanation of the meaning, you will probably learn more words in that explanation and then you can look those up. So you're actually going to build your vocabulary exponentially. "Exponentially", very quickly and to a large degree, without end, so you can go very quickly. So, let's look at three sentences, and I underlined the words we're focusing on. Okay? "Salivate", "plethora", "mitigate". Now, you may know these words, you may not, but these are a little bit higher end words, they're not very common. So we're going to think about what to do. First, use context. What I want you to do is I want you to try to guess the meaning of a word before you go to the dictionary. "The hungry dog began to salivate when it saw the steak on the table." Now, most of you have seen a dog, most of you have probably seen a hungry dog. Now, you think of a hungry dog, you think of a steak, what do most dogs do? Even what do humans do? Dogs do it more obviously, they start to salivate. They start... The little wet stuff comes out of their mouths. Right? That wet stuff is "saliva". Dogs have it, you have it, I have it, human beings have it, too. It helps us to eat and digest our food. Now, because of the context, because you have a hungry dog and because you have a steak, it seems pretty obvious that "salivate" means to start emitting or getting... Letting out saliva. Now, another thing to keep in mind: The next sentence will probably use this word, "saliva". So: "The dog began to salivate, and all the saliva gathered in a pool on the floor. So then when I walked by it and I slipped and hurt myself, it's the dog's fault, not my fault." Okay? So, now, do I need to or should you go look at this...? Look for this word in the dictionary? No. You can guess the sentence. You probably are right in your guess of what this means. The next sentence will probably confirm it. Just move on. Don't worry about this word. It's easy. Now you have a new word in your head. But let's look at the next word: "The forum was a grand success as it had generated a plethora of ideas." Now, you have a forum. A "forum" is where people exchange ideas or where they have discussions. On the internet, there are plenty of forums. At www.engvid.com, there's a forum where you can ask questions, and teachers help, and other students help. So, if the forum has all these ideas and it was a grand success - why? Because it had generated, it had made or created a plethora of ideas. Now, you can probably guess what this means. A "plethora" means many and varied. So, a large amount or a large number, and a varied number.
How does stress change the meaning of a sentence?
 
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http://www.engvid.com/ You've probably watched movies and wondered why you were missing some of the jokes, or couldn't follow the conversation even though you heard and understood the words clearly. In this lesson, you'll find out that a big part of communication is not just language, but how we speak. After you've watched the lesson, test your understanding by taking the free quiz at http://www.engvid.com/stress-meaning-sentence/
60 DAILY USE SENTENCES | LEARN ENGLISH IN HINDI
 
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This video is on 60 useful Daily life sentences. I hope this video, help you a lot . so, must watch . #englishenglish #dailyuseenglish #englishspeakinginhindi
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Ismo: Ass Is The Most Complicated Word In The English Language  - CONAN on TBS
 
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Finnish comedian Ismo thought "ass" just meant "butt." But that’s just the tip of assberg. More CONAN @ http://teamcoco.com/video Team Coco is the official YouTube channel of late night host Conan O'Brien, CONAN on TBS & TeamCoco.com. Subscribe now to be updated on the latest videos: http://bit.ly/W5wt5D For Full Episodes of CONAN on TBS, visit http://teamcoco.com/video Get Social With Team Coco: On Facebook: ‪https://www.facebook.com/TeamCoco‬ On Google+: https://plus.google.com/+TeamCoco/ On Twitter: http://twitter.com/TeamCoco On Tumblr: http://teamcoco.tumblr.com On YouTube: http://youtube.com/teamcoco Follow Conan O'Brien on Twitter: http://twitter.com/ConanOBrien
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Is It Correct To Say Correspondences?
 
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Business writing 'enclosed please find' means you lost it. What is correspondence? Definition and meaning correspondence definition of in english define correspondences at dictionary. Correspondences may come in the form of letters, emails, a close similarity, connection, or equivalence, communica meaning, pronunciation, example sentences, and more from oxford dictionaries correspondences definition, communication by exchange letters. Example sentences with the word correspondences. Correspondences' be safely used? English 26 aug 2014 until fairly recently correspondence in the context of exchange and so forth) or as communications, plural correspondences 15 jun 2007 if i had to hazard a guess, would say is usually an uncountable that sense, with 's' necessary proper how use sentence. Use correspondences in a sentence examples. Learn more 12 oct 2010 what are the top 10 grammar mistakes often made by businesses in correspondence? In question all words following 'employee' and say it aloud placing a logical order generally leads to proper 25 jun 2014 i see correspondence from lawyers using 'enclosed please find. Correspondence (noun) definition and synonyms send all your future correspondence (sentences check)? English meaning in the cambridge english dictionary. I tried to correct some of my friend's email saying that there are many better 8 nov 2002 i am looking for the use 'myriad'. The grammar logs number five hundred thirty two. Henceforth from now on please send all your future correspondence at this email addresssay meaning, definition, what is letters, especially official or business letters. And the files contain myriad synonyms for correspondence at thesaurus with free online thesaurus, antonyms, and definitions. Dictionary and word of the day knowledge letter sound correspondences is essential in reading writing at each letters provided as response options; Selects correct physics, correspondence principle states that behavior systems described by theory quantum mechanics reproduces classical physics. Correspondence example sentences 21 oct 2008 q i've always thought correspondence was a plural noun, but if i'm the various pieces of correspondence, you could say forms or 1a agreement things with one another between spelling and pronunciationb particular similarityc relation sets in definition any written digital communication exchanged by two more parties. The grammarphobia blog correspondence coursedefinition of by merriam webster. Use correspondence in a sentence examples. Top ten list of grammar errors to avoid in business correspondence. What is correspondence (noun)? Correspondence (noun) meaning, pronunciation and more by macmillan the plural form of when it isused as a collective, like, here's all my fromlaura. See more define correspondence (noun) and get synonyms. Correspondences example sentences how to use correspondence in a sentence. However, when you are please check after a while, it should work. Correspondences' be saf
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Learn English - OTHER, ANOTHER, OTHERS, THE OTHER, OTHERWISE
 
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http://www.engvid.com You've seen the words other, the other, and another before, but in this lesson you'll see how they are used to identify numbers (plural/singular), a prior reference, and as transitions in essays, such as those on the IELTS and TOEFL. You'll also understand how to use 'otherwise' and 'other than' as expressions. Take a quiz on this lesson at http://www.engvid.com/other-another-otherwise/ .
1000 Most COMMON English WORDs (Learn Vocabulary with Pictures & Sentence Examples)
 
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1000 Most COMMON English WORDs (Learn Vocabulary with Pictures & Sentence Examples) 1000 Most COMMON English WORDs ►Help Me Get 100.000 Subscribe : https://goo.gl/cAvxMw ✪✪ TABLE OF CONTENTS ✪✪ 1. DINING (steak, sour, pork, napkin...) ➡ 00:00 2. EMERGENCY & HEALTH (allergy, antibiotic, sore, hospital...) ➡ 06:50 3. SHOPPING (customer, deodorant, bracelet, market...) ➡ 11:11 4. DIRECTIONS & TRAVEL (embassy, beach, island, map...) ➡ 17:12 5. COMMON EXPRESSIONS (pattern, wheel, weak, tail...) ➡ 24:47 6. WORK (boss, co-worker, stapter, workplace... ) ➡ 45:53 7. WEATHER (cloudy, wet, sunny, temperature...) ➡ 47:46 8. MAKING FRIENDS (boyfriend, group, secret, party...)➡ 49:58 9. ACCOMMODATIONS (elevator, occupied, quality, vacant...) ➡ 53:30 10. ENTERTAINMENT (art, famous, hike, modern...) ➡ 55:57 11. LOCATION (nearby, upstairs, outside, village...) ➡ 57:54 12. CULTURAL EXPRESSIONS (Buddist, Christmas, immigration...) ➡ 1:00:02 13. NUMBERS & MONEY (3rd, cash, insurance, subtract...) ➡ 1:02:04 14. TIME & DATES (someday, free time, appoinment, July...) ➡ 1:06:25 15. INTERNET, MAIL, PHONE (package, postcard, call, letter...) ➡ 1:11:49 16. GREETINGS, COMMUNICATION, QUESTIONS ➡ 1:13:51 ---------------------------------- ------------------ ✓ You can exchange comments by comment below video, to your support & serve better, Thank you ...! !! ✓ We hope to receive the support & feedback from you, I wish you a very happy day and happy ... !!! ----------- ----------------------------------------- Welcome to "Learn English Free " YouTube Channel!
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Learn English Vocabulary: 12 ways to use body parts as verbs
 
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In this lesson, I will teach you twelve ways that we use body parts as verbs in English. Does that sound strange? Well, maybe it is, but these are verbs you will hear pretty often, so you should learn them. We will look at expressions like "necking", "shoulder a burden", "mouth off", "to eyeball someone", "skinned alive", and more. These expressions are commonly used by native English speakers and are useful in everyday life. When you're finished watching, head over to the quiz at https://www.engvid.com/12-ways-to-use-body-parts-as-verbs/ to test yourself! TRANSCRIPT Hi. James from engVid. I was going to try to... A shoe and a book joke, but I didn't think it would go well. But Mr. E is saying to me: "I gotta hand it to you." Right? "You tried." Yeah, I did try. Unfortunately I failed. Today I want to teach you about body parts as verbs, and how certain parts of our body, from our hands to our mouths, to our heads can be used as verbs and have a meaning. Now, before I go any further, I want to say two things. Thank you to Baz and Tomo. Thanks, guys, you made this lesson possible with some of your suggestions. And if you guys have suggestions for me at all for lessons, please, don't hesitate. Go to engVid, www.engvid.com, and just say, you know: "Can you teach this, this, and this?" or "Could you help us with...?" and you might get your name on the board. Now, I'm going to move on to our lesson, but just to point out because you grammar heads out there will say: "He wrote 'gotta', and that's not a word in English." You're right, this is slang. But I'm saying: "You gotta hand it to me", because I'm using one of these body parts as a verb right there: "hand it", it means have got to. "I have got to hand it to you." But in English, we say: "gotta" because it's faster and simpler. Right? So: "I have got to hand it to you" is very formal, "I gotta hand it to you" is very natural. Keep that in mind. If you're writing, write: "I have got to", but if you're speaking, you could say to a Canadian: "I gotta get going now", and they'll understand you have to go. Cool? All right. Moving on. First things we want to talk about, and I tried to do this in order with your body so you will remember the order. "Head", I have a head. I cannot walk like this, it doesn't make sense. I turn my head in the direction I'm going. So, when somebody says: "Where are you heading?" they're saying: "I see your head is going in this direction. To where are you going?" So: "heading" means direction. "He was heading to his house", that means the direction he was going of his house. "She was heading to the store", she was going in the direction of the store. Number one: "heading". Number two: "eyeball". "To eyeball somebody" is to look at them. Usually used in a negative sense. If someone says to you: "Are you eyeballing me?" It means: "Are you staring at me or looking at me? Because I don't like how you look at me, okay? Stop doing it." Okay? So: "to eyeball someone". Maybe you, you know... Sometimes you've seen women look at other women, and they look them up and down, like: "Look at her." They're eyeballing, because you can see their eyes moving and checking them out. Or guys eyeball each other, like: "Yeah, he thinks he's tough", and they eyeball you. Okay? Number two: "to eyeball". Number three: "neck". I'm not a vampire, I don't... I don't want to bite you and get your blood, but "necking" isn't when two people put their necks together, but "necking" is kissing, but long-time kissing, so it's like you're with your partner: "[Kisses]". "Necking", okay? So that's why I have two lips, because they're kissing and that's why the two people are happy because messing... Messing. [Laughs] Kissing means... "Necking" means long-term kissing or long-time kissing and passionate kissing. Okay? Number four: "mouth off". You can see the mouth is jumping off of a box. Let me finish that box, it doesn't look like a full box, there. So it's jumping off a box. "Mouth off" is to say things, like: "Get out of here. I don't care." It's being rude. Being rude, maybe sometimes using slang towards someone. So, for example, if your dad were to say: "Hey, could you pick up the box?" And you go: "Yo, old man, why don't you pick up the box? You're bigger than me, you should pick up..." You're mouthing off. I would say: "Stop mouthing off. Stop being rude." Okay? Or: "...talking back to me like that". "Mouthing off". "Shoulder", "shoulder a burden", that's just one example, but when you shoulder something, like a responsibility, it means you carry it with you. You carry it with you. So if you're shouldering many responsibilities, maybe you are a student, maybe you're trying to learn English, maybe you have a job, maybe you have a fam-... That's a lot of things to put on your shoulders. Because shoulders are used to carry, so you're carrying a lot of these things on your shoulder. Okay? […]
MATH & GEOMETRY Vocabulary and Terminology in English
 
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Do you need to speak about or understand mathematics or geometry in English? This lesson teaches you all the terminology you need to translate your mathematics knowledge into English. This video will be especially important for students who are studying in an English-speaking country, and for professionals who need to work with English speakers. I'll also explain the correct sentence structures we use to talk about common mathematical operations in English. For example: "One plus one equals two", "one and one is two", "if you add one and one, you get two", and many more. This lesson covers terminology about: operations (+ - * /), fractions, decimals, exponents, roots, shapes, measurements, angles, triangles, and much more. Don't let English stand in the way of your mathematics! TAKE THE QUIZ: https://www.engvid.com/math-geometry-vocabulary-english/ TRANSCRIPT Hi. Welcome to www.engvid.com. I'm Adam. In today's video I'm going to look at some math. Now, I know this is an English site, don't worry, I'm not actually going to do any math. Philosophy and English major, so math not my favourite, but I will give you some math terminology, words that you need if you're going to do math. Now, a lot of you might be engineers or you might be students who came from another country to an English-speaking country, and you go to math class and you know the math, but you're not sure of the wording. Okay? So this is what we're looking at, terminology, only the words that you need to go into a math class or to do some math on your own. Okay? We're going to start with the very basics. You know all these functions already. I'm just going to give you some ways to talk about them, and then we'll move on to some other functions and other parts. So, you know the four basic functions: "addition", "subtraction", "multiplication", and "division". What you need to know is ways to say an equation. Right? You know an equation. "1 + 1 = 2", that's an equation. "x2 + y3 = znth", that's also an equation which I'm not even going to get into. So, let's start with addition. The way to talk about addition. You can say: "1 plus 1", "plus", of course is "+" symbol, that's the plus symbol. "1 plus 1 equals 2." 2 means the total, is also called the "sum". Now, you can also say: "The sum of 1 and 1 is 2." You can also just say, without this part: "1 and 1 is 2." So you don't need the plus, you don't need the equal; you can use "and" and "is", but it means the same thing. Everybody will understand you're making... You're doing addition. Sorry. Doing addition, not making. If you add 1 and 1, you get 2. Okay? So: "add" and "get", other words you can use to express the equation. Now, if you're doing math problems, math problems are word problems. I know a lot of you have a hard time understanding the question because of the words, so different ways to look at these functions using different words, different verbs especially. If we look at subtraction: "10 minus 5 equals 5". "5", the answer is also called the "difference". For addition it's the "sum", for subtraction it's "difference". "10, subtract 5 gives you 5." Or: "10 deduct"-means take away-"5", we can also say: "Take 5 away"... Oh, I forgot a word here. Sorry. "Take 5 away from 10, you get", okay? "10 subtract 5", you can say: "gives you 5", sorry, I had to think about that. Math, not my specialty. So: "Take 5 away from 5, you get 5", "Take 5 away from 5, you're left with", "left with" means what remains. Okay, so again, different ways to say the exact same thing. So if you see different math problems in different language you can understand what they're saying. Okay? Multiplication. "5 times 5", that's: "5 times 5 equals 25". "25" is the "product", the answer to the multiplication, the product. "5 multiplied by 5", don't forget the "by". "5 multiplied by 5 is 25", "is", "gives you", "gets", etc. Then we go to division. "9 divided by 3 equals 3", "3", the answer is called the "quotient". This is a "q". I don't have a very pretty "q", but it's a "q". "Quotient". Okay? "3 goes into... 3 goes into 9 three times", so you can reverse the order of the equation. Here, when... In addition, subtraction, multiplication... Well, actually addition and multiplication you can reverse the order and it says the same thing. Here you have to reverse the order: "goes into" as opposed to "divided by", so pay attention to the prepositions as well. Gives you... Sorry. "3 goes into 9 three times", there's your answer. "10 divided by 4", now, sometimes you get an uneven number. So: "10 divided by 4" gives you 2 with a remainder of 2, so: "2 remainder 2". Sometimes it'll be "2R2", you might see it like that. Okay? So these are the basic functions you have to look at. Now we're going to get into a little bit more complicated math things. We're going to look at fractions, exponents, we're going to look at some geometry issues, things like that.
100 English Sentences You Can Use in Conversation | Spoken English for Beginners | Short Sentences
 
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Here are 100 short English sentences that you can use in everyday conversations. Also see - MOST COMMON MISTAKES IN ENGLISH & HOW TO AVOID THEM: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1Dax90QyXgI&list=PLmwr9polMHwsR35rD9spEhjFUFa7QblF9 For more FREE English lessons, SUBSCRIBE to this channel. FULL LIST OF SENTENCES: BASIC GREETINGS Saying hello 1. How's it going? 2. How are things? 3. What's up? 4. Nice to meet you. 5. Long time, no see. 6. How have you been? Responding to a greeting 7. Great, thanks. 8. How about you? 9. Not much. 10. The usual. Saying goodbye 11. I've got to get going. 12. It was a pleasure meeting you. 13. See you later. 14. Stay in touch. ASKING FOR INFORMATION 15. Could you tell me what this word means? 16. Would you happen to know where the library is? HESITATING 17. That's a good question. 18. Let me see. 19. Let me think for a moment. ASKING FOR REPETITION 20. Excuse me? 21. Sorry, I didn't catch that. 22. Would you mind repeating that? 23. Can / Could you speak a little more slowly, please? SAYING I DON'T KNOW 24. I'm afraid I have no idea. 25. Can't help you there, sorry. 26. Beats me. OPINIONS Asking for someone's opinion 27. What do you think about that? 28. What are your views on this? Giving your opinion 29. I think that's a good idea. 30. I honestly don't think it's going to work. 31. As far as I'm concerned, this is the best restaurant in town. AVOIDING A QUESTION 32. I don't have an opinion on the matter. 33. Let me get back to you on that. 34. I'm not at liberty to say. AGREEING AND DISAGREEING Expressing agreement 35. I couldn't agree more. 36. You're absolutely right. 37. I agree with you 100 percent. 38. You hit the nail on the head. Expressing disagreement 39. I'm not sure I agree. 40. I'm afraid I disagree. 41. I think you're mistaken. INTERRUPTING POLITELY 42. Sorry to interrupt you. 43. Can I stop you there for a moment? 44. Do you I mind if I jump in here? Allowing interruption 45. Go ahead. 46. Sure, go on. Refusing interruption 47. Let me finish. 48. Hold on for a moment. SUGGESTIONS Making suggestions 49. What do you say we go to the movies? 50. How about having pizza for dinner tonight? Responding to suggestions 51. That would be great! 52. Sounds good to me. 53. I'm not sure about that. 54. No, I don't think so. MAKING PLANS Asking about and suggesting plans 55. What are you doing tonight? 56. Got any plans for tomorrow? 57. Are you free next Saturday? 58. Do you want to do something this weekend? Saying yes to a plan 59. Sure. What do you have in mind? 60. I'm free all weekend. Let's do something. Saying no to a plan 61. No, sorry, I've already made some plans. 62. I'm actually kind of busy tomorrow. 63. I'd love to do something but I can't. PERMISSION Asking for permission 64. Do you mind if I use your cellphone? 65. Would it be OK if I took the day off tomorrow? Giving permission 66. Yes, please do. 67. Sure, go ahead. 68. No, not at all. Refusing permission 69. Unfortunately, I have to say no. 70. I'd rather you didn't. 71. I'm afraid I do. MAKING REQUESTS 72. Can / Could you pass me the salt, please? 73. Would you mind lending me some money? 74. I was wondering if you could help me with this. Responding to a request 75. Sure, no problem. 76. Yeah, of course. 77. I'd be glad to help. 78. Sorry, I can't right now. 79. I'm afraid I can't. MAKING OFFERS 80. Can I get you a glass of water? 81. How about some ice cream? 82. Would you like me to give you a ride home? Responding to an offer 83. Yes, please. 84. That would be great, thanks. 85. I'm OK, but thanks for offering. 86. No, I'm good. Thanks. THANKING PEOPLE 87. Thanks a million. 88. Cheers. 89. I really appreciate it. 90. That's very kind of you. 91. I can't thank you enough. Responding to thanks 92. It's nothing. 93. Don't mention it. 94. Any time. 95. My pleasure. ASKING SOMEONE TO WAIT 96. Can you hold on a moment, please? 97. Hang on one second. 98. Bear with me just a moment. 99. I'll be right with you. APOLOGIZING Making an apology 100. I'm really sorry about that. 101. Please accept my apologies. Accepting an apology 102. Don't worry about it. 103. No worries.
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Weird English Sentences
 
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In this video you will learn some amazing modern English phrases that look something but mean something else.
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Sentence starters for Group Discussion | Group Discussion Tips | TalentSprint
 
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Group Discussion is an exchange of ideas and opinions that are debated upon. Hence it is very important to use the right words and sentences to convey the message correctly. Many times we hesitate to put forth our ideas only because we do not know how to begin.This video will address that problem and help you with various sentences starters for Group Discussions. Fast forward your career with TalentSprint! 1.Prepare with India’s Leading Trainers 2.Study on the go with 24/7 Digital Learning 3.Practice with All India Tests 4.Improve with Personalized feedback with TIA 5.Get 1000+ IT recruitment drives per Year. 6.Win with 5 times higher success rate. For more information, Please Contact us at 040 - 67763505 or Visit our website at https://www.talentsprint.com/IT ☛Subscribe here - https://goo.gl/wKmO6Z ☛Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/talentsprint/?fref=ts ☛Visit Our WebSite - http://www.talentsprint.com/it
The Passive: When, why, and how to use it
 
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http://www.engvid.com You know how to construct the passive form, but then you wonder, "why should I use this?" You use the passive to sound more interesting, impress readers (especially those grumpy IELTS and TOEFL essay graders), and sometimes because there is no other option. This lesson will tell you when, why, and how to use the passive effectively. Test yourself with the quiz: http://www.engvid.com/the-passive-when-why-and-how-to-use-it/
What Is Meant By The Term Medium Of Exchange
 
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A medium of exchange is an intermediary instrument used to facilitate the sale, purchase or trade of goods between parties. For an instrument to function as a medium of exchange, it must represent a standard of value accepted by all parties. In modern economies, the medium of exchange is currency. Medium of exchange definition in the cambridge english dictionary. My iphone is worth $300' represents money's function asa) a medium of exchange. What is money? Functions of money cliffs notes. See more commodity, currency, or a financial instrument used in commercial transactions between buyers and sellers as measure standard of value. Googleusercontent search. We will look at how money is the typical form of medium exchange and it serves several different functions in a modern economy. Define medium of exchange at dictionary. What is medium of exchange? Definition and meaning exchange wikipedia. What is medium of exchange? Definition and meaning investorwords. Medium of exchange investopedia terms m mediumofexchange. In modern economies, the medium of exchange is currency definition, anything generally accepted as representing a standard value and exchangeable for goods or services. Medium of exchange definition medium by the [solved] what is meant term 'medium exchange'? Describe 24. Medium of exchange investopedia. Medium of exchange definition and meaning. Meaning, pronunciation, translations in this lesson, we will explain the term, medium of exchange. Money the economic definition shmoop. Dictionary and word of the day. Definition of medium exchange any item that is widely accepted in for the goods and services offered to consumers a given market. A medium of exchange is an intermediary instrument used to facilitate the sale, purchase or trade goods between parties. B) a define what is meant by the money supply and tell included in medium of exchange anything that widely accepted as means payment often defined terms three functions or services it provides. Definition of currency by merriam webster. Some paper money is fiat money, meaning that it has no intrinsic value defined a medium of exchange to be 'an object which taken in general means payment, an can we define the accept currency circulation as exchange; General use, acceptance, or prevalence sentence synonyms for at thesaurus with free online thesaurus, antonyms, and definitions. Asp url? Q webcache. Paper money definition & example acceptability, means of payment, and media exchange federal currency. For an instrument to function as a medium of exchange, it must represent standard value accepted by all parties. Medium of exchange synonyms, medium pronunciation, translation, english dictionary definition a) no, because they are not used as a general. In this lesson, you'll learn that money is a medium of exchange and discover how it jun 22, 2017. Money serves as a medium of exchange, store value, and unit in depth review money the economic definition meaning with chart they define it som
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Never end a sentence with a preposition!
 
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Bork, you're a Federal Agent. You represent the United States government. Never end a sentence with a preposition.
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QUANTUM LANGUAGE OF LAW by JUDGE :David-Wynn: Miller
 
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"I HAVE A DREAM THAT ALL PEOPLE WILL UNDERSTAND PROPER LANGUAGE SYNTAX AND WILL SPEAK *CORRECTNESS* TO POWER SO THAT POWER UNDERSTANDS WHAT IS ACTUALLY MATHEMATICALLY CORRECT INSTEAD OF CONTINUING TO PERPETUATE FRAUD!" All law is based upon "adverb-verb" (descriptive or rhetorical versus factual) and when such errors are pointed out with proper syntax then Judges, Attorneys, and other Officers of the Court have no choice but to recuse themselves and/or drop all charges or face criminal charges themselves. "Have the knowledge and power to have all your words, especially in contracts or any legal documentation, inarguably correct!" -- JUDGE :David-Wynn: Miller "Law is like a paradox, an irresolvable puzzle. How do you resolve a paradox? You find the error in the initial premise or assumption of the paradox." -- Pi PhD In other words, "Law is an I.Q. test." -- Pi PhD What the above quote means is, actual reality is based upon an individual human being's ability to notice subtle aspects of complex systems in order to interact with those systems effectively and without conflict or destruction. Logic, as used in mathematics, is simply a language for expressing as accurate a statement as possible for both the person whom is expressing themselves as well as the person whom is receiving the communication. Effective communication depends upon the I.Q. level of both people involved in the exchange of information. Unnecessary argument takes place when one of the two people communicating misinterprets or misunderstands the other's level of attention to detail. In a court-of-law either or both the judge as well as the prosecuting attorney will attempt to "trick" the defendant into misstating their position within the court and "capture" the defendant within the court's jurisdiction which is technically fraudulent but if the defendant does not understand what is going on and can not demonstrate their superiority within the court then they are considered by the court (a fictitious entity) to be incompetent under the law or unable to defend oneself intellectually (they're effectively insane or "evil" under the law). Using proper communication technology. Explains case law with the "correct sentence structure communication syntax" using prepositional phrases to disqualify judges and attorneys to insure the proper application of law. JUDGE :David-Wynn: Miller explains when, how and why our language was bastardized over the last 8,500 years and by whom! Gain understanding of why, when, how and whom omit words from Oxford, Collins and Webster dictionaries, the benefits of the people not knowing these words and the impact that has on the people and our lives. To educate the planet and put an end to the harvesting of the people, through the Fraudulent conveyance of Language! The commercial legal system has a saying which is, "No law or fact shall be tried in court." The following are numeric math-like variables of proper syntax of Quantum Language assigned to the 10 aspects of sentence construction... 0 = CONJUNCTION 1 = ADVERB 2 = VERB 3 = ADJECTIVE 4 = PRONOUN 5 = [PRE]POSITION 6 = [AR]TICLE 7 = NOUN 8 = PAST-TIME 9 = FUTURE-TIME The Hawaii Fraud Theft of Hawaiian Land Thrown out of the Supreme Court due to JUDGE :David-Wynn: Miller's syntaxing of the law proving fraud on 26 Feb 2009. Universal Postal Union (UPU) - previously Knights Templar safely transporting "vessels" or valuable cargo from point-to-point. Before the Knights Templar there were Masons safely transporting "Integral Knowledge" in various forms that GUARANTEED accurate delivery of the "vessels" (or messages) intact, if, the receiver of the vessel had the proper "code" to translate the message into understandable form. Prior to the Masons there were Wizards or Priests and/or Monks who guarded the information with their lives. You will notice that many of the larger Post Offices in the major cities have Greek features in their architecture like columns with scrolls at the top and bottom holding up a triangle-shaped roof. * http://www.upu.int/en/the-upu/the-upu... This video is an edit of the 8-hour presentation that JUDGE :David-Wynn: Miller gave in Australia: * http://GodGivenRights.info/david-wynn... Masonic Symbolism as a basis for Quantum Language: * http://youtu.be/vsFs_L3xASY FINAL NOTE: The bottom line result is that D-W-M has PROVEN that there is no such thing as a legal contract or law UNLESS two specific people come to an agreement on the SPECIFIC meaning and definition of EACH word in each specific USE of each word over the course of the ENTIRE contract. This is why the military and/or police officers FORCE the enforcement of laws as the most powerful of the authority(ies) deems appropriate subjectively. Plenipotentiary JUDGE :David-Wynn: Miller's websites: * http://DavidWynnMiller.com * http://DWMLC.com
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[SEEMILE Mastering] Learning Korean 043 주방에 화분이 없어요. "seemile APP"
 
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“seemile Korean” Android app https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.seemile.langster iPhone(iPad) app https://itunes.apple.com/app/id1257387014 Learning Korean is learning Korean culture. If you learn seemile Korean, you will understand Kpop lyrics without translation, and you will be able to watch Korean dramas and movies without subtitles. I understand and feel the songs of the Bulletproof Boys (BTS). Start learning with Korean with "seemile Korean". The "seemile Team" also released app to learn Chinese (Mandarin). "seemile Chinese" app android https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.seemile.chinese iPhone(iPad) https://itunes.apple.com/app/id1355718432 [APP Key Features] - The seemile app provides Korean reading, writing Korean numbers, and learning Korean conversation. - You can learn Korean language easily and enjoyably through animation. Learn the difficult Chinese easily and enjoyably through animations! The process of viewing, listening and repeating the sentences is everything you need to learn Chinese. You can start learning Chinese at the price of just one regular meal. You will learn 4 sentences daily for 145 days. In total, you will learn 600 sentences and 1300 basic words. - Chinese is just in the palm of your hand! You can learn Chinese through a Smartphone anywhere, at anytime. We have expressed the life of 5 different characters inside the animation through sentences and words. - As 5 professional Chinese voice actors recorded the words and sentences, you can practice learning an accurate Chinese pronunciation. We have applied a unique, patented academic method of sentence decomposition and word assembly. - After you listen to a Chinese sentence, you will undergo a process of decomposing the sentence into words, and then assembling the words back to a sentence. In this process, you will naturally learn the sentence structure, grammar and pronunciation of Chinese. Language is not something to be learned. It is something to be used for listening and speaking. Don't learn a language. Language is just a form of speaking. Speak a language with SEEMILE Chinese. - This app can be used for offline learning. Once you download the app, you do not have to reconnect online to use the program. Also, you can use the app forever after a single purchase. One purchase gives you access to all of our services- there is no monthly payment. Although it's cheap, SEEMILE Chinese has the best effect. "SEEMILE Chinese" was created by the team that created "SEEMILE Korean." "SEEMILE Korean"" is an academic brand used by over a million people worldwide.
Judge Offers Lighter Sentences For Sexual Favors
 
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A judge in Arkansas has been accused of using his power to gain sexual favors. He would offer lighter sentences to young white males if they did community service. Once there he would take pictures of their buttocks as they bent over during their work. Ana Kasparian (The Point), John Iadarola (Think Tank), Hasan Piker (Pop Trigger) hosts of The Young Turks discuss. Do you think other judges abuse their power the same way? Let us know in the comments below. Read more here: http://www.rawstory.com/2015/11/arkansas-judge-accused-of-coercing-young-men-into-sex-in-exchange-for-lighter-sentences/ “An Arkansas judge was accused of targeting “young Caucasian male litigants” and using his position to offer them lighter sentences in exchange for sex, the Arkansas Times reported. The state Judicial Discipline and Disability Commission said in a statement on Tuesday that District Court Judge Joseph Boeckmann would not only offer “substitutionary sentences” to men appearing before him in court, but also hand out lighter fines and sentences to them compared to women charged with similar offenses. The commission said that Boeckmann would target men between the ages of 18 and 35 and have them do “community service” by picking up cans either along local roads or at his house. Once there, the group’s complaint stated, the judge would take pictures of their buttocks as they bent over to pick up the cans.” ********** The Young Turks November 18, 2015 Hour 2 https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLTpcK80irdQgarWZQw8LcXQPeGPkQ5SDQ Self-Induced Abortions Rampant In Texas https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XLbsSpjBF_I&index=1&list=PLTpcK80irdQgarWZQw8LcXQPeGPkQ5SDQ Can America Ban A Religion? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=40zsKiDszPw&index=2&list=PLTpcK80irdQgarWZQw8LcXQPeGPkQ5SDQ Judge Offers Lighter Sentences For Sexual Favors https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Dgp4NTNCRV0&index=3&list=PLTpcK80irdQgarWZQw8LcXQPeGPkQ5SDQ Soccer Fans Disrupt During Moment Of Silence For Paris https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UJfYI-9qOaU&index=4&list=PLTpcK80irdQgarWZQw8LcXQPeGPkQ5SDQ ********** Get The Young Turks Mobile App Today! Download the iOS version here: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/the-young-turks/id412793195?ls=1&mt=8 Download the Android version here: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tyt ********** Get The Young Turks Mobile App Today! Download the iOS version here: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/the-young-turks/id412793195?ls=1&mt=8 Download the Android version here: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tyt
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Learn Chinese with fun
 
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To learn Chinese with me, here is my skype: nicoleyin88 Here is my italki page: https://www.italki.com/lovechina My language blog: http://queenqueen89.wixsite.com/language Tips to learn Chinese easily: 1. 【 Vocabulary】:Use phone apps like Memrise or Duolingo to build up your vocabularies. Make a study plan like 30-45min every weekdays. When you study, prepare a notebook with you, write down all painful words (words hard to remember). Then put all painful words in the phone app Ankidriod (This app is designed due to memory curves), review the words everyday for just about 10min. 2. 【 Pronunciation】: Learn correct pronunciations including 6 vowels, same consonants like English, different consonants, complicated combinations. For four tones, it is to help you differentiate and memorize characters. Many people slow down when they try to construct a sentence. Don't slow down, because 1: You frustrate yourself and you lose confidence, you might feel embarrassed 2: You exaggerate your tone mistakes, which makes it more difficult for native speakers to understand you. Please practice speaking sentences more fast (like native speaker speed) & say in correct pronunciation but care less about tones. When your sentence is complete faster, we understand you better, and tones don't matter that much. After a lot of practice, you will imitate better. 3. 【 Dialogue】: Follow a book, learn different daily topics. You will get sentences, dialogues, words used in sentences. I teach with NPCR, and my own material. It doesn't matter using which book, it matters if you crack the book from beginning to the end. 4. 【 Practice with native speakers】: You need to devote yourself a lot of time to practice speaking with Chinese people. You can practice with me, or exchange languages, get a penpal. Whatever interests you. Try to think in Chinese, talk to yourself in Chinese also. It helps output words you learned also. 5. 【Learn to construct complex sentences】. You won't hear people saying: I go to eat. You will hear: My brother and I yesterday went to eat in a restaurant in Shanghai. 6. 【 Grammar】: I never teach with a grammar book. You learn from sentences. Your brain will recognize them after a lot of reading and speaking. Basic grammar here: Subject + adjective. For longer sentences, we say: people+time+place+do somethings. To make questions, we don't change the sentence order. You say: My name is Mark. And you ask: Your name is what? Golden tips: 1. Whatever learning materials and methods you use, stick to one. After you finish the materials, you can switch to new ones. 2. Don't frustrate too much about tones. Please practice to speak with normal speed, native speakers will catch your meaning better. 3. Learn to construct complex sentences. This is best way to level up your Chinese!
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Teaching Vocabulary through Context and Examples: "3-2-1 Go!"
 
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The 3-2-1 Go! strategy helps students learn academic vocabulary because students must build context and generate examples to show word meaning. Watch this video to see what activities you can use in your classroom. To see more vocabulary building strategy videos, visit www.ballard-tighe.com/howto To learn more about Word Raider, visit www.word-raider.com 3-2-1 Go Transcription: We've talking about how important it is for students to generate context, situations, and examples for them to interact with the word to build deeper understanding. 3-2-1-Go is another strategy you can use in your classroom for this. Write three sentences in this format: Name three... Name two... And Name one... Let's look at an example for fatigue to understand how this works. Name three activities that might cause you to feel fatigued. Let's see... hiking up a mountain. Or helping a friend move. Or gardening perhaps. Second question: Name two things you feel when you are fatigued. Tired, exhausted, thirsty, sweaty, or pain. Last question: Name one thing you do when you feel fatigued. You could stop and rest, or sit in a shade, drink some water, or take a nap. The questions you create should require students to generate examples of things, events, feelings, situations, people, reasons, features and so forth. It could be anything as long as it lends itself to the word. This activity is a good way to get students out of their seats to interact with one another. Write the three questions on the board. Then have students walk around the room, and when you say freeze, they should find a partner that is the person closest to them. Partners should discuss the first question for about two minutes. Then repeat the process with a mixed question and so forth. At the end of the activity, discuss all the questions with the class. See how this and other vocabulary strategies are used in www.Word-Raider.com, an online academic vocabulary game for students in grades 2 through 8. *** I'm one of the lead content developers and designers of www.Word-Raider.com. Word Raider implements the principles of good learning games by leading expert doctor James Gee. We also integrated the research from vocabulary experts like Robert Marzano and Isabel Beck. Research and vocabulary comprehension shows that students need to encounter and interact with the word more than 10 times for depth of knowledge and retention. Lets see how www.Word-Raider.com provides students with multiple exposures in a variety of contexts. For each word, the player sees a word tile that animates the word meaning and puts it into context. Then, the player looks for the sentence that gives the definition of the word. Later in the game, the player sees the same word, but this time in a different type of puzzle and in a different context. The game focuses not only on establishing word meaning, but also on usage and different parts of speech as shown in this puzzle. The game items also include illustrations that help build meaning in context. Here, the player is presented with a situation describing a sentence, and must choose the word that fits the situation. Then the player chooses the sentence that uses the word correctly. Students are being assessed for meaning, grammar, and usage. Here's the word Rival again. In this challenge, a conversational exchange, the gate keeper uses the target word in a sentence and the player chooses a response that shows an understanding of the target word in that context. The concluding statement consolidates the meaning. Well that's it for today's How-To Tip. Be sure to visit www.Ballard-Tighe.com/HowTo for more activities, downloads, and videos. There are a variety of subjects that we will cover, to help you teach English learners. You can learn more about Word Raider at www.Word-Raider.com, and don't forget to share this with other teachers who might find it useful. Until the next video, bye bye.
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ASL Sentence of UNSTABLE (context A)
 
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An ASL Sentence using the word UNSTABLE in context as in: The buildings are ageing because they were built a long time ago. The floors are thin and unstable. If you walk on them, they may collapse and cause you to fall through them. Be careful.
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Introductions & Greetings - Learn English Conversation
 
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Improve your English conversation skills by learning how to introduce yourself and greet people. Join my complete self-study programme to reach all your English language goals: https://anglo-link.com Facebook: http://facebook.com/AngloLink Twitter: http://twitter.com/AngloLink Enjoy, and subscribe for updates on all our new videos.
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Word Stress Rules
 
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About this Video: So I'm making this video for Mariano Garcia who subscribes to this YouTube channel and follows my weekly videos at www.englishpronunciationroadmap.com. And he posted a comment on one of my videos a couple of weeks ago on intonation and said you know ‘great video but which word in a sentence do I stress?’. He understands that content words versus structural words like grammatical words are more important and to stress so: verbs and nouns and adjectives. But in a typical sentence is there anything I can do to help me know which word i should be putting most of the emphasis on. And you know i'm sure some of you that are watching this video now it sort of asking yourself the same question. There are all of these rules about how to stress a syllable and how to stress a word which are quite useful, but when I got a sentence or a question or a comment or statement or exclamation which word in that sentence or that phrase should I stress. And there are scores and scores of ideas about this and how you should do it in English and in British English. I guess a really simple and straightforward way of thinking about it would be to ask which word in your phrase or in your sentence carries the most important bit of information. And of course that can change depending on the circumstances in which are talking, depending on the person you're talking to, depending on the content of your conversation. And so it's a very flexible thing and I guess requires you to be really specific about what you want the listener to take away: what’s the most important piece of information. And so if you have a look at this question: “did you know that she crashed the car?” just listen to the way in which the meaning of this sentence changes when I stress a different word in the question. So have a listen to this: “DID you know that she crashed the car?” questions whether the other person knew about the event at all. “did YOU know that she crashed the car?” questions in a sort of accusatory way as to whether the other person knew. “did you KNOW that she crashed the car?” questions whether the other person knew for certain. “did you know that SHE crashed the car?” questions whether the other person is sure of who is responsible. “did you know that she CRASHED the cars?” questions whether the other person knew the state of the car. “did you know that she crashed THE car?” questions whether the listener knows that it's the best one. “did you know that she crashed the CAR?” questions whether the other person knew that it was the car that she crashed as opposed to something else. Another way to think about word stress in sentences is to think about tone units. Take a look at this sentence. You can see how the sentence is broken up into units with forward slashes. It’s broken up into these little tone units or what I tend to refer to as phrases. And the main stressed word in each of those tone units or those phrases is often called the tonic syllable. And the word stress rule is that in a typical sentence it tends to be that the tonic syllable/the main stressed word in that unit tends to be the last content word in that sentence. And it certainly holds true in this little example, so have a listen to this: ‘I was WONDERING / whether you might be INTERESTED / in coming to a PLAY that I’m going to. / It’s at the ROYALl / this coming FRIDAY. / It’s about a GUY / who loses EVERYTHING / and DISCOVERS himself. / It’s got really great REVIEWS / and I THOUGHT / that we could go to that Italian PIZZA place / close to the TUBE station. / Their DOUGH-balls / are AMAZING!’ So you can hear how it's the last content word in those phrases that tends to get the main stress or we would say that that's the main stressed word in that tone unit or in that phrase. And that might be another way of thinking about which word should I stress in my sentences. And just two extra things to think about that might be useful is to know that new information in a conversation is always worth stressing so for instance: “have you read the new Dot Hutchison book? No, but have you read the new Matthew Norman book?”. So then you piece of information and in that example it was the new author that gets the stress in the sentence because it's the new piece of information. And the same thing goes for contrasting information in an exchange. So for instance: “I haven't SEEN the new car but I've HEARD about it”, “do you prefer ROSES or LILLIES?” View this post on my website: https://englishpronunciationroadmap.com/word-stress-rules/
6 words with meanings that will surprise you
 
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