Some students often make mistakes with the verbs wear, put on, get dressed and carry. In some languages there’s just one word for ‘put on’ and ‘wear’ and in some ‘wear’ and ‘carry’ are the same thing. But not in English so here’s a video to explain how we use these verbs.
Should learners try to think in English?
Of course they should. It will help them speak more fluently and structure your thoughts like a native speaker.
Can students think in English when they’re not fluent?
Yes they can. In fact the sooner they start the better because it’s about developing regular practice habits.
Here’s a video with five steps they can take to get going.
Our latest video is a Q & A – question and answer.
Are you preparing for an English job interview? Then this video is for you! It’s an English Show where we look at common interview questions and how to answer them. Joining us is Shanthi Cumaraswamy Streat, business English teacher, author and creator of the terrific English with a Twist blog.
The English Show is designed for #ESL English learners, packed with conversation and language practice, games, raps and great tips to help you learn faster.
Do you mind watching a video?
I don’t mind if I do.
‘Mind’ is a tricky verb in various ways. We don’t usually use it in positive sentences and answering yes means no!
We’ve just re-made our video on the verb ‘mind’ and how we use it in polite requests.
Pragmatics is a relatively young branch of linguistics and it’s the study of how more meaning gets conveyed than with just the words spoken. It’s the study of secret or hidden meanings, if you like. But my favourite definition of pragmatics is it’s the study of how we don’t say what we mean.
And that’s often true. We’ll say one thing when we mean another. Here’s a video where we look at how we make indirect requests. We look at some common ambiguous English phrases and explore the social benefits that ambiguity can bring.
Here’s an English Show where we look out ways you can improve your English by watching movies. Joining is from Argentina is Story Paul, another experienced English teacher who has lots of tips and tricks for learning with movies.
And it get’s better! Story Paul has provided us with a list of great resources to help you. Click here to download them.
The English Show is designed for #ESL English learners, packed with conversation and language practice, games, puzzles, raps and great tips to help you learn faster. There’s no other show like it. Make sure you subscribe to our YouTube channel for more: https://youtu.be/gplQ5SYryoE
I love stories – hey, who doesn’t?
When National story telling day came around we thoughts we’d make an English Show about the difference between the words ‘story’ and ‘history’, tell a story and create a rap with Fluency MC with a story about a giant, witch and dragon.
In today’s English show with Fluency MC, we were joined by Craig Wealand of the award winning podcast Aprender Ingles con Reza y Craig. Craig is a materials writer at www.mansioningles.com and a fantastic source of knowledge on how to improve your listening with podcasts.
The English Show is designed for #ESL English learners, packed with conversation and language practice, games, puzzles, raps and great tips to help you learn faster. Ask questions, get fluent and make friends in the live chat every Sunday. There’s no other show like it.
Today’s English show featured Fluency MC and Rachel of Rachel’s English. Watch it now to practice your English pronunciation and discover some differences between British and American English