Learn English with Gill (engVid)
Life in the UK: What's it like to move to, live, and work in London?
What’s it like to move to the UK and raise a family here? Watch this interview with one of my London-based students, Chong from Malaysia. You will hear about Chong’s experiences of coming to the UK to live, study, and work, his first impressions, the weather, the food, and of course the language! https://www.engvid.com/life-in-the-uk-whats-it-like-to-live-in-london/ For more interviews with my students, watch: What's it like to move to the UK? (Kamila from Poland) https://youtu.be/hiyIZG2Cy18 Study & work in the UK (Hara from Greece) https://youtu.be/w9hxeka_drQ
Life in London: Fish & Chips
Are you feeling hungry? I think you will be after watching this video! Today we are out and about in the suburbs of London. Come with me and visit a very special Fish and Chip shop called The Vintage Fish. This kind of food is traditional in England. We’ll be meeting Selim, the owner of the shop, who will tell us all about fish and chips, and will show us how it’s cooked. Be sure to visit The Vintage Fish if you’re going to be in London: http://www.vintagefish.co.uk/ Take the quiz: https://www.engvid.com/life-in-london-fish-chips/ Watch more of my videos about life in London: Life in London: Visiting an art gallery https://youtu.be/CK4OrYTsf-Q What's it like to move to the UK? https://youtu.be/hiyIZG2Cy18 Study & work in the UK: Interview with my English student https://youtu.be/w9hxeka_drQ
Learn 7 Time Expressions in English
Is it IN TIME or ON TIME? IN GOOD TIME or JUST IN TIME? In this English lesson, I’ll explain seven different time expressions, and the way they are used, with examples and situations. I think IT’S ABOUT TIME, don’t you?! Test yourself with the quiz: https://www.engvid.com/learn-7-time-expressions-in-english/ Watch next: 12 "WALL" Expressions in English https://youtu.be/qLImmNng8Dk How are you feeling? Vocabulary & expressions to answer this common question! https://youtu.be/J6iuefm-2no
Study & work in the UK: A talk with my English student about her journey!
An interview with my student from Greece, Hara. She's been living in the UK since 2013. Watch and learn what it was like for her to move from her sunny home to the UK for university, and why she ended up staying to live and work as a medical researcher in London. https://www.engvid.com/study-work-in-the-uk-a-talk-with-my-english-student Watch next: Life in London: Visiting an art gallery https://youtu.be/CK4OrYTsf-Q What's it like to move to the UK? https://youtu.be/hiyIZG2Cy18
Learn 55 abbreviations for texting & messaging in English
ru someone who sends a lot of texts? If so, u probably use abbreviations to shorten the words. In this English lesson, I will introduce you to many abbreviations used in texting and online messages. Here are some examples: bday, ez, ppl, sry, gnite, wd, g2cu, gf, bf, fyi, cu, yr... In total, there are 55 abbreviations you can start using to shorten your words and shorten your communication. They are useful in informal written communication such as text messages, informal emails, and online discussion forums where you need to reply briefly and quickly. A word of warning: as much as these are fun and useful, they are not a substitute for learning proper English! But for short and informal communication, these will come in handy. So if a friend sends you a text message like, “Don’t 4get my bday party and byob”, you will know exactly what they mean! https://www.engvid.com/55-abbreviations-texting-english/ Watch next: Phone English https://youtu.be/OWDyWLhu0FY How are you feeling? https://youtu.be/J6iuefm-2no
English Poetry: Learn about THE SONNET
Learn about a form of poetry called the “sonnet”. Though poetry can be a bit complex because of all its rules, those very rules can produce some interesting and beautiful texts. The sonnet started in Italy in the 13th century, so the first sonnets were in Italian. We started seeing English sonnets in England in the 16th century. In this lesson, I will teach you more about the history of the sonnet, and then, I will show you an example written by Shakespeare. This is a chance to add to your vocabulary and to learn something about an aspect of English literature. After watching, you can take a look at some of my other poetry lessons. http://www.engvid.com/english-poetry-sonnet/ Watch next: SHAKESPEARE'S influence on everyday English https://youtu.be/alInQ7nzKrI Poetry: the HAIKU https://youtu.be/YhIE4Dw6HKc Poetry: the LIMERICK https://youtu.be/d5fOvCTBIzQ
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 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!)