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Fix these 3 common pronunciation mistakes in English!
Do you pronounce bow with an ending sound similar to cow or low? Both are correct, but each has a different meaning! In this lesson, you’ll learn the pronunciations of bow and sets of words that end with -atch, and -ough. To speak correctly in English, you have to learn and memorize common vocabulary. I’m going to teach you to pronounce some common words that English students often make mistakes with. I’ll give you definitions so that you can expand your vocabulary and learn to speak correctly at the same time. Some of these words are homophones???words that are spelled differently but sound the same. You’ll also see homonyms???words that are spelled the same but pronounced differently. Know them all? Take the quiz to see if you have learned the meaning, spelling, and pronunciation of these words!
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Spelling & Pronunciation – Words with Silent Letters
Write, knife, should, could, would…all of these words have silent letters! Learn which groups of words in English have silent letters, and how to pronounce these tricky words!
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English Writing – How to Write Numbers
How old are you? 26 or twenty-six? How many people came to the party? Fifty-five or 55? If you don’t know (or don’t know what I’m talking about), then watch this lesson, fool!
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How to use apostrophes in English
Apostrophes are confusing! These small punctuation marks – ??? – are often used incorrectly. People often make apostrophe mistakes in emails, and even on the signs of shops! In this English lesson, I explain the simple and essential uses of the apostrophe to show possession. Later, I tell you the advanced uses of the apostrophe. Watch this writing lesson, and you can be sure that you???re using apostrophes in the correct way. Essential viewing for any shopkeepers – BEFORE they get their signs printed!
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Spelling – Rules for Third Person ‘S’
Why do we write catches and not catchs? How about reads and not reades? To find out the answers to these questions, and to improve your spelling, click on the video. This lesson covers the essential rules for spelling verbs correctly in the third person.
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How to write a basic paragraph
A writing lesson for absolute beginners! Here are four very basic rules you must follow when writing simple paragraphs. Learn the basics — capitals, indentation, line spacing, and more.
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Learn English Punctuation: How to use hyphens with compound adjectives
Improve your writing by learning the rules of punctuation! Do you wonder why a world-famous actor needs a hyphen while another actor is simply world famous? What is the difference between these two structures, and when exactly should you be using a hyphen? In this lesson, you will learn the basic structure of compound adjectives like ten-year-old girl and green-eyed boy. After watching, you will be able to construct them yourself with ease. It’s really not mind-boggling stuff, after all.
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Phrasal Verbs with CARRY: “carry out”, “carry away”, “carry on”…
A phrasal verb is usually a verb plus a preposition that we use in a different context than the verb’s original meaning. For example, did you know that to carry a tune means to sing well? To carry literally means to move something while supporting it, but it can mean different things when used in phrasal verbs. In this lesson, you will learn what it means to carry out your tasks, carry on in class or at work, get carried away, and more.
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English Vocabulary: Talking about AUTUMN
Fall is here! We also call this season autumn. In this beginner lesson, you’ll learn some basic vocabulary related to the season of change. The vocabulary in this lesson includes leaves, rake, mulch, scarecrow, squirrel, acorn
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Change word meanings with SYLLABLE STRESS
Did you know that some English words change their meaning if you change the syllable stress? For example, there is a huge difference between CON-tent and con-TENT! With 14 examples of this amazing phenomenon, this lesson is a PER-fect way to per-FECT your English! After watching, you can download and print the resource page which contains 30 more examples for you to practice.
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Learn English Vocabulary: The people you will meet at UNIVERSITY
What is the difference between a freshman and a sophomore? What exactly is a dean? In this lesson, I will teach you words to describe different people you will encounter in college and university. These words are very important to know if you plan to go to university or if you are taking the IELTS or TOEFL. You will learn vocabulary like junior, senior, TA, RA, grad, undergrad, prof, and many more. After watching the video, come take my quiz to see how much you learned from the lesson.
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Polite English: How to ask people to repeat themselves
Do you often not understand people or fail to hear what they are saying? Native English speakers often speak unclearly or too fast, making it difficult to understand their words. In this lesson, I will teach you some polite ways of asking people to repeat what they said. You will learn expressions such as pardon, I didn't quite hear you, Could you speak more slowly, please? and more. Never miss a word again and become an even better English speaker with this useful lesson. And if you need me to repeat anything, just replay the video!
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