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You may already know that “away” is an adjective that means something or someone is not there. But did you know that “away” often changes the meaning of another word in a sentence? Expressions with “away” are some of the most common in English. In this lesson, I will teach you eight of them. You will learn how to use “right away”, “take away”, “give away”, “fire away”, “go away”, “move away”, “run away”, and “turn away”. Some of these expressions have more than one meaning, so we will explore each one carefully. After the lesson, take the quiz at https://www.engvid.com/8-away-....expressions-in-engli
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The R sound is one of the most difficult to pronounce in English. Many students find this sound very challenging to learn because it is so different from how it sounds in their native language. In this lesson, I will teach you about how to produce the R sound, and give you tips to make it easier. Together, we will practice listening for and pronouncing the R sound in a fun activity. Did you know that there are different ways to pronounce R? Maybe one way will be easier for you!
Take a quiz on this lesson at https://www.engvid.com/how-to-....pronounce-r-in-engli
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Did you know “on” is pronounced in three different ways? How do you pronounce London and Washington, online and onstage, son and onion? After watching this English pronunciation lesson, you’ll have the key to correctly saying hundreds of famous names, places, companies, and regular nouns – so that people understand you the first time. Then, master this pronunciation tip forever through lots of practice by downloading my free resource page with hundreds of examples: https://www.engvid.com/english....-resource/how-to-pro This one small change will produce big results in your English fluency in social, academic, and business situations. A must for all English learners!
Hi. I'm Rebecca from engVid. In this pronunciation lesson, you're going to learn the many different ways in which we pronounce the letters "on" when they appear in words. Okay? The letters "on" appear at the beginning of words, sometimes in the middle, and very often at the end. And we're going to focus on how we pronounce those letters when they appear in these different positions. Okay?
But first I want you to do a little pre-test to see how you're pronouncing them right now. Okay? And I am so excited about this lesson because I know that lots of people make some mistakes here, but maybe not you, so let's check. Okay? The first word I want you to say out loud, wherever you are, is this one. Okay? Next, say this word. Good. The third word. And the last word. Okay? All right.
So, let's go back. Say the first word again. Okay? Now I'm going to say it. The word is "online". So, here, the letters "on" appeared at the beginning, and we pronounced it like the word itself: "on". Okay? So, we pronounced it here as "on". Okay? Probably you got that right. Most people do, because if you can pronounce the word "on", when "on" appears at the beginning, you're usually pronouncing it properly. All right.
How did you pronounce this one? Say it again. Okay. Now I'll say it: "Amazon". So, what happened here? "Online", "Amazon". We're also pronouncing it pretty much like this. All right? So you probably got this right, and you probably got this right. "Amazon". Okay?
But now say this one. Okay. So, what happened here to the letters "on"? This word is pronounced "son", like a son and daughter. Right? We write "on", but we don't say "on"; we say it like: "sun". Right? So, sometimes when "on" appears at the end of a word, it's pronounced "un", so many people get that wrong sometimes, but sometimes not.
What about this one? "Washington". Okay? That's what you should say. You should say: "Washington". Listen again: "Washington", "tin". Am I saying "ton"? No. Am I saying: "tun"? No. Am I saying: "tin"? Yes. So, what's happening - that "on" gets connected here to the "t"-right?-and becomes shortened or reduced, and it sounds like this. Now, you're wondering: What is this? This letter in the International Phonetic Alphabet is called a schwa. And what a schwa is, it's a very quick, short sound; it's a reduced sound, and it sounds a little bit like: "uh", "uh". So, here, it becomes "un", "un"; not "ton", but "tin": "Washingtin". That's what you should be saying when you say the name of this place. Okay? And that is definitely an area where many students - maybe not you - many students make mistakes.
And that's the main area of our focus in this lesson. We will be reviewing all of them, but especially this. Why? Because look at the many different situations in which we have "on" at the end of words; we have it in the names of people, like "Bill", what is it? "Clinton". Right. "George Harrison". Not: "Harrison"; "Harrisin". "Clin"... Not: "Clinton"; "Clintin". Okay? Good. Places: "Boston". Repeat after me: "Lisbon". Good. And many other words-okay?-that happen to end in "on", like: "reason"; not "reason" - "reasin".
"Million". Now, here's a word that lots of people actually mispronounce. They tend to say: "million", because they're thinking of "on". It's not your fault, okay? You see "on", and so you think you should be pronouncing it like "on", but unfortunately at the end of words, it changes. That's why I'm here. Okay? To help you out. All right.
We also have words that end in "on", but have "tion" endings or "sion" endings. Repeat after me: "action", "vision". Okay? All right. So, in the next few minutes you are going to master this. And if you make mistakes, you will not make a mistake again; and as a result, you will correct hundreds of words that actually fall into this category. Okay? And, in fact, afterwards I'm going to give you a resource which you can read and practice to really master this with lots and lots of words which follow these patterns. But first let's warm up a little bit by reviewing this part, and then we'll get to the last part. Okay? See you in a minute.
Okay. So, now let's start with when the letters "on" are actually pronounced like "on". […]
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Did something happen “while our vacation” or “during our vacation”? Both “during” and “while” have similar meanings, but are used differently in English. Watch this English grammar lesson and learn an easy way to know which word to use and how to use it. Never confuse these two words again, and improve your spoken and written English. Once you've watched the video, take the quiz on this lesson here: https://www.engvid.com/during-or-while/
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Stative verbs can be confusing, but not after this lesson! I'll explain what they are, how to use them, and how not to use them. You'll learn the most common verbs that are ALWAYS stative, so there's no confusion in your mind. You'll master verbs like "love", "hate", "need", "know", "understand", "appreciate", "prefer", "realize", and more. Take the quiz on this lesson at https://www.engvid.com/stative-verbs-in-english/ . Then, download my free, full list of stative verbs for reference in the future: https://www.engvid.com/english....-resources/stative-v
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Are you pronouncing McDonald’s, Starbucks, and Domino’s correctly? What about foods like pizza, salmon, almonds, snacks, and dessert? Watch as Rebecca corrects the most common pronunciation errors related to food, drink, and restaurants. Learn to order correctly and confidently the next time you go out for a meal with friends, colleagues, or clients! An essential lesson for personal, social, and business success.
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In this lesson, I'll give you ten examples of verbs that have two different spellings in the past tense. You may know that there are differences between British and American English. But did you know that some verbs can have different spellings depending on the kind of English you write? For example, you can write "spelled" for the past tense of "spell", but you can also write "spelt". Both are correct, but one is used more in British English, and the other is used more in American English. Some of the pronunciations are also different, so I'll be explaining that, too. By the end of the lesson, you will know which spelling to use when and how to pronounce the verbs. Be sure to complete the quiz at https://www.engvid.com/verbs-with-2-past-tenses/ after watching. For more help on pronouncing these verbs, watch Adam's lesson here: https://www.engvid.com/how-to-....say-ed-endings-in-en
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Do you sometimes wonder whether or not to pronounce the ‘H’ at the beginning of a word? For example, would you pronounce the H in the words “hear” and “heir”? This lesson is for you! There are three different categories of words that begin with H, and in this lesson, I will explain and demonstrate each one. I will give you tips and exercises to practise the pronunciations. There may also be some new vocabulary for you here, as well as some acronyms, such as “HGV” and “HQ”. And of course, there’s the usual quiz for you to test your knowledge after watching: https://www.engvid.com/words-t....hat-begin-with-h-pro Don’t miss this very useful pronunciation lesson!
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I will teach you 26 ways to say “YES” in English! Not all ways of saying “yes” are equally strong in English. In fact, sometimes, when we say yes, we really mean no! How confusing! Due to the constraints of politeness, we are often forced to agree to something we disagree with. In this lesson, I will teach you all the different ways of saying yes in English. You will learn how to tell the difference between a strong and certain “yes”, a neutral “yes”, and even a reluctant, passive aggressive “yes”. You should always say what you mean and mean what you say, but when that is impossible, try some of these different ways of agreeing even when you disagree! Test your new skills with the quiz at https://www.engvid.com/so-many....-ways-to-say-yes-in-
Make sure you also watch my video on how to SAY NO in English: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AKlksEOSO9I
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You will want to take your time with this lesson. Learning 30 TAKE phrases isn’t easy, but it’s not impossible. Study with Alex and become more comfortable with these common English phrases and expressions. Here are some of the TAKE phrases included in this video: take a break, take a walk, take a photo, take a look, take a risk, take turns, take place, take your time, take back, take a load off, take it easy, take a bite, take a sip, and many more! When you’re finished studying, make sure you take the quiz to test your understanding at https://www.engvid.com/30-take-phrases-in-english/
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What are you doing? Where are you going? When are you leaving? These are examples of some of the most common present progressive questions. In this English grammar and speaking lesson, you will learn and practice over 50 different present progressive questions! This is a great way to improve your speaking confidence, your listening skills, and grammar skills. What are you waiting for? Watch the video and then take the quiz to test your understanding. https://www.engvid.com/54-comm....on-present-progressi
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Do we say "We ate all the cake", "the entire cake", or "the whole cake"? What about "everyone in the room" or "each one in the room"? There are subtle differences between "whole", "all", "entire", "every", and "each" that even native English speakers may not be able to explain. In this lesson, we will address these differences and talk about when to use which. I will teach you what countable and uncountable nouns are, and that will help you understand which of these words to use in what context. I will also give you many examples to practice all of these. Don't forget to do the quiz after watching! https://www.engvid.com/learn-e....nglish-each-every-wh
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Using contractions is an essential part of sounding like a native English speaker. Some contractions are easier to understand than others. For example, “I will” becomes “I’ll”, and “I am” becomes “I’m”. But when looking at the contractions ‘s and ‘d, the many possibilities can lead to confusion. For example, is ‘s a contraction for “he has” or “he is”? Is ‘d a contraction for “she had” or “she would”? In this lesson, I will teach you how to use contractions correctly every time. Whether you are using the verb “to have”, “to be”, or other modal verbs, I will show you rules you can use to transform your verbs into contractions effortlessly. Plus, I will give plenty of examples to solidify your learning. After the lesson, take the quiz at https://www.engvid.com/contrac....tions-for-have-be-wo
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http://www.engvid.com/ A story about New Year's Eve, full of slang, vocabulary, and expressions related to drinking, partying, clubs, bars, and other typical North American New Year's Eve activities. After you've watched the class, take the free quiz at to test your understanding: http://www.engvid.com/happy-new-year-bar-club-party-vocabulary/
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http://www.engvid.com/english-....resource/do-make-exp - printable MAKE & DO list. In English we sometimes have two different words to express an idea that in your own language might have just one word. "Do" and "Make" are two words that are often used incorrectly by ESL students. But don't worry -- with this lesson, you'll learn to use these words correctly! You can take a free quiz at http://www.engvid.com/english-grammar-do-make/ to test your understanding.
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http://www.engvid.com/ Practice your pronunciation of regular -ED verb endings in this important English lesson. There are three endings to learn! Test yourself after watching by taking the free quiz at http://www.engvid.com/how-to-pronounce-regular-ed-endings-in-english/