Learn English with Gill (engVid)
Learn English Grammar: The 4 Conditionals
Do conditionals in English drive you crazy? They’re so easy to get mixed up! There are four conditionals in English grammar, numbered zero through three. So in this lesson I’ll give you an overview of all four, with examples of each. If you watch this video and do the quiz at https://www.engvid.com/learn-english-grammar-the-4-conditionals/ you will have a better understanding of conditionals in English. (That last sentence is an example of the first conditional!)
22 ways to use ‘OUT’ in English: outfit, outlook, output, outcry, out loud...
The word “out” has so many uses in English! “Out” may be short, but it is mighty! More than just a preposition, “out” has many uses in combination with other words. In this English lesson, I will introduce you to some of them and help you to increase your vocabulary. For example, “outcome” is another word for “end result” or “consequence”. The phrase “out of date” means that something is not fresh anymore. There are so many combinations of “out” with other words that they cannot all be named here, but here are more words you will learn in this lesson: outing, out loud, outer space, outcry, outfit, outlook, output, outnumber, outcast... and more! https://www.engvid.com/22-ways-to-use-out-in-english/ Watch next: 10 "UP" Phrasal Verbs https://youtu.be/Xya8vp0yswc 10 Ways to use "KEEP" https://youtu.be/blM5T5y5o2c
How to pronounce ‘R’ in British English
In this lesson I’ll explain the British English pronunciation of ‘R’ in different words. In some words the ‘R’ is sounded, but in other words the ‘r’ is silent. I’ll demonstrate the pronunciation, and will give you some sentences to practise on. To finish, you might even like to try this tongue-twister: Round the rugged rock the ragged rascal ran! http://www.engvid.com/how-to-pronounce-r-in-british-english/
Learn English Vocabulary: Going to the theatre
In this vocabulary lesson, I’ll be giving you some useful words connected with a visit to the theatre in England. Have you visited the “box office” or read a “programme”? I’ll also give you practical tips on what to expect while you’re there, as well as how to chat with a friend about the show. You will learn words like “foyer”, “auditorium”, “usher”, “interval”, “fringe”, “set”, “scenery”, “characters”, “plot”, and more. I will give you lots of ideas of what to talk about after the performance. After watching, you will know exactly what to expect from a visit to the theatre in the UK. No need to buy a ticket because all you have to do is click, and the performance will begin! WATCH NEXT: 1. REAL ENGLISH: How to talk about art: https://youtu.be/W-dn5OSuRlk 2. Life in London – Visiting an art gallery: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CK4OrYTsf-Q&list=PLjvCo2ax1ZUdXCO23ICAF0H3N9c35SWfv&index=13 3. The Vocabulary of Music: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pf0N2Y4ReR8&list=PLjvCo2ax1ZUdXCO23ICAF0H3N9c35SWfv&index=3 Take the quiz: https://www.engvid.com/learn-english-vocabulary-going-to-the-theatre/#quiz
Learn English Grammar: What’s the difference between ACTIVE & PASSIVE?
What are the active and passive voices in English? We use the active voice in a sentence when the subject performs a verb. For example: “Jim wrote a letter”. We use the passive voice when the subject is acted on by the verb. For example: “The letter was delivered by the postman”. Now, when should you use which voice? That is the question! In this English grammar lesson, I will teach you about using the active and passive voices. I will explain in more detail the difference between the two and give you lots of examples to solidify your understanding. I will also show you how to change a sentence from active to passive, or passive to active. You will learn some reasons why you might choose one or the other. This will help you in everyday speaking, as well as in writing, making your English more varied and interesting. Don’t forget to do the quiz after watching! https://www.engvid.com/learn-english-grammar-active-passive/
Learn 9 English idioms from ball sports: out of your league, up to par, get into the swing...
English speakers love to draw expressions from sports. This is because sports can illustrate all kinds of everyday life situations. For example, if you need to focus on a task, your teacher may tell you to “keep your eye on the ball”. In this lesson, I will introduce you to nine idioms which come from different ball sports such as baseball, golf, soccer, and football. These are commonly used by native English speakers in spoken and written English. You will learn expressions like, “the ball is in your court”, “let’s get into the swing”, “let’s get the ball rolling”, “to move the goalposts”, “get into the swing”, “to need a level playing field, “not up to par”, “out of your league”, and more. Whether you love or hate sports, these expressions will be useful to you in everyday conversation. After watching the lesson, be sure to complete the quiz to practise what you’ve learned. https://www.engvid.com/learn-9-english-idioms-from-ball-sports/
IELTS & Academic English: How to talk about percentages
I will teach you how to express percentages, proportions, and fractions in English. It may seem intimidating to learn mathematical terminology in a new language, but I will make it fun and interesting for you. It is useful to be able to talk about percentages in English because you might use figures, fractions, and percentages in your work, in a course, or even in everyday conversation. This lesson is also useful for those planning on taking the IELTS exam or any other exam where they give you some figures and percentages that you will need to understand and describe. We will focus on the topic of literacy to talk about how many people in the world are able to read and write. There is a 100% chance that you will improve your English if you complete the quiz after watching! https://www.engvid.com/ielts-academic-english-percentages/
English Pronunciation: Learn when and how to say the S & Z sound
The S sometimes sounds like a Z in English. But when should you use which sound? Some words are spelled the same way but have two different pronunciations! In this pronunciation lesson, I will talk about words which look the same but can be pronounced in two different ways, with an S sound or a Z sound. For example, “close”, “use”, “house”, and “excuse” can all be pronounced with an S sound or a Z sound, and the sound will change the meaning of the word. There are also some words which are very similar, for example “lose”, “loose”, “advise”, and “advice”, which even native English speakers get confused about. So take my advice, watch the video, do the quiz at https://www.engvid.com/english-pronunciation-s-z-sound/ , improve your knowledge of English, and increase your vocabulary!
Improve your Vocabulary: 6 English words ending in -RUPT
The word ending -rupt comes from the Latin word “rumpere”, which means to break. In this lesson, you can improve your vocabulary by learning six words ending in -rupt: "abrupt", "bankrupt", "corrupt", "disrupt", "erupt", and "interrupt". Some of these are verbs, and some are adjectives. You will see how each of these words has to do with something being broken. For each word, I’ll give you example phrases and sentences that will be useful both in everyday speaking and in essay writing on various topics. I will also show you how to use these words with different endings. After watching, check your understanding of your new vocabulary by doing the quiz. https://www.engvid.com/improve-your-vocabulary-6-english-words-ending-in-rupt/