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How to Use Formal and Informal English - English Speaking and Writing Fluency
 
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In this lesson, you can learn about formal and informal English. You’ll learn how to recognise and use formal and informal styles in your spoken and written English. See the full lesson here: https://www.oxfordonlineenglish.com/formal-informal-english In this lesson you can learn: - The three levels of formality: Formal, Neutral, and Informal English. - When you should use formal, neutral, and informal English. - Sentence structure in formal and informal English. - Formal and informal English vocabulary. - Levels of directness in formal and informal English. - How to use formal and informal English in writing. See more free English lessons on our website: http://oxfordonlineenglish.com/
Views: 151253 Oxford Online English
BBC English Masterclass: Formal and informal English
 
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Sometimes formal and informal English can seem like two different languages. Sian's here to show you four features of informal English - and some ways you can make these features more formal. For more, visit our website: http://www.bbc.co.uk/learningenglish/english/course/towards-advanced/unit-19/session-1 Transcript: Hi, Sian here for BBC Learning English. In this Masterclass we're going to look at some differences between formal and informal English. Hey, how's it going? Good afternoon, how are you? Sometimes formal and informal can seem like two different languages. In the same way you wouldn't normally wear shorts and a t-shirt to a job interview, if you use language that's too formal or too informal, you can give a bad impression. Let's look at some differences between formal and informal English. Now, I received an email this morning. Have a look at this email - do you think the language is formal or informal - and why? Dear Mrs Brown, I'm writing to find out whether you have any jobs in your company this summer. At the mo I'm studying Economics at uni. I have been working part-time in a shop and recently they promoted me to the role of manager. I am enthusiastic. I work hard. I pay attention to detail. Ok, so that email used informal language and it's too informal for this style of letter. We're going to look at four features that make this informal and we're going to change it to make it more formal. Number one: choice of vocabulary. In informal English we use more common words and more phrasal verbs. For example here we have a phrasal verb: find out. It would be better to use a more formal equivalent like enquire. Same with jobs, this is quite informal, so instead let's use vacancies here. Instead we have "I'm writing to enquire whether you have any vacancies." Number two. It's more common in informal language to use abbreviations, contractions, shortened forms of verbs. Let's have a look. So, here we have at the mo, which is short for at the moment. This is OK when you're speaking, but not when you're writing. Here, we can use currently which is even more formal. Same here, uni is short for university, so don't use this short form in a letter. "Currently, I am studying Economics at university." Quite often in formal language we choose passive structures over active. Let's have a look here. The active sentences they promoted me is quite informal - it'd be much better to use a passive form here to make it more formal: I was promoted. So, "Recently I was promoted to the role of manager." This doesn't mean don't use active structures in a formal letter, but have a think about whether a passive one is more appropriate. Finally, in informal English, short, simple sentences are much more common. Whereas in formal English, we use more complex sentence structures. Take a look at this one. Here we have three short, simple sentences and this is fine in informal English, but in formal English it's better to use a complex structure. We can do this by adding relative pronouns or linkers. For example, "I am an enthusiastic person who works hard and pays attention to detail. So, would you kindly visit our website... ah, we're friends, that's too formal. Go to our website bbclearningenglish.com for more information about this and to practise formal and informal English. See you soon - goodbye!
Views: 97442 BBC Learning English
How to change Basic English into Business English
 
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http://www.engvid.com/ Want to get that job? Improve your image? Sound more professional? Learn how to transform simple English words to business English vocabulary and watch your career take off! I'll show you how to change "get" to "receive", " make sure" to "ensure", "give more information" to "elaborate", and more. These small vocabulary changes will make a huge difference in your English level. Test yourself on this lesson at http://www.engvid.com/how-to-change-basic-english-into-business-english/ TRANSCRIPT: Hi. My name is Rebecca from www.engvid.com. Today, you're going to learn how to speak more professionally in business situations. Now, at times, it's all right to use informal language. It's acceptable in everyday situations. But there are times when you'll want to create a more powerful impression. And at that time, you'll want to be able to use business English. What's the difference between general English and business English? Well, sometimes, there's not very much difference. Sometimes, general English is used in business contexts. But sometimes, you use a higher-level word. And that's what I'm going to teach you in this lesson. Let's look at some really easy, common examples. For example, if you say -- or if you want to say, "I got your email", in regular English, you might just say, "I got your email." What would you say if you want to make it business English? You would say -- I'm giving you a clue. The word starts with R. Instead of saying, "I got your email"; "I received your email." Okay? Now, it becomes more formal and more business-like. Suppose you want to tell someone, "I need your help" or, "I need some help." What word could you use that starts with R instead of "need"? "Require." So instead of saying -- and you can also change more than the verb. The verb is the key, but you could say -- instead of saying, "I need some help", you could say, "I require some assistance." Now, you've changed two words, the verb and also a noun. Let's try another one. "Let's talk about it later." Which business word could you use? "Let's discuss -- let's discuss it later." That sounds much more professional than saying, "Let's talk about it later." Next one. "How do I get in touch with her?" What word could you use instead of that? "How do I contact her?" Okay? Good. "Please make sure you arrive on time." Which business word could you use instead of "make sure"? "Please ensure you arrive on time." "Please give her your travel plans." Instead of saying "give", you could say, "Please provide her with your itinerary." There, we've changed another word. Instead of saying "travel plan" or "travel plans", you could use the word "itinerary". An "itinerary" is usually a piece of paper or a document that lists your travel plans, when you're departing, when you're arriving, where, when, and so on. "Please let them know when you will be arriving." "Please let them know" -- instead of that, you could say, "Please inform them of your arrival." Okay? Good. "Please tell me why you've made this decision." "Please explain your decision." "Could you please talk some more about that subject?" "Could you please elaborate? Could you please elaborate on that." Now, this is actually a very useful word if you go to a conference or a meeting and you want someone to speak some more about a particular point or issue. It's a good, kind of, question to learn. "Could you please elaborate on that?" So "to elaborate" means to speak more or talk more, give more information. "How are you going to fix this problem?" Better than using the word "fix" is the word "solve". "How are you going to solve this problem?" All right? So try to do that for every simple word that you know and basic word that you know in general English, try to find a slightly more formal version, which will be your business English word. And use these words in an office environment. If you've found this helpful, please subscribe to my channel on YouTube. And if you'd like to do a quiz on this subject, you can also go to our website, www.engvid.com. Thanks very much. Good luck with your English.
Formal vs Informal Writing: What's the Difference and When to Use Them
 
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http://EzineArticles.com/ Before you start writing any article, one of the first things you need to ask yourself is "Who's my audience?" Answering this question will help you decide if you should use a formal writing style or an informal writing style. Watch this video to discover the difference between the two writing styles.
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Language Expert: Donald Trump's Way Of Speaking Is 'Oddly Adolescent' | The 11th Hour | MSNBC
 
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Columbia University professor of linguistics John McWhorter joins to discuss the unique way Donald Trump speaks which is unlike any president America's had before. » Subscribe to MSNBC: http://on.msnbc.com/SubscribeTomsnbc About: MSNBC is the premier destination for in-depth analysis of daily headlines, insightful political commentary and informed perspectives. Reaching more than 95 million households worldwide, MSNBC offers a full schedule of live news coverage, political opinions and award-winning documentary programming -- 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Connect with MSNBC Online Visit msnbc.com: http://on.msnbc.com/Readmsnbc Find MSNBC on Facebook: http://on.msnbc.com/Likemsnbc Follow MSNBC on Twitter: http://on.msnbc.com/Followmsnbc Follow MSNBC on Google+: http://on.msnbc.com/Plusmsnbc Follow MSNBC on Instagram: http://on.msnbc.com/Instamsnbc Follow MSNBC on Tumblr: http://on.msnbc.com/LeanWithmsnbc Language Expert: Donald Trump's Way Of Speaking Is 'Oddly Adolescent' | The 11th Hour | MSNBC
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5 Tips To Improve Your Public Speaking - How To Speak Professionally - Speech Speaker Tips
 
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https://www.realmenrealstyle.com/public-speaking-mistakes/ - Click here to read 5 Public Speaking MIstakes To Avoid http://www.realmenrealstyle.com/free-ebook/ Click to receive my FREE 47 page eBook on Men's Style and Fashion. Are you ready to up your style? Click here for the BEST style course on the planet! https://thestylesystem.com/youtube
Views: 1761868 Real Men Real Style
5 Tips For Delivering A Great Presentation - How To Speak In Front Of Others - Public Speaking Tips
 
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http://www.realmenrealstyle.com/free-ebook/ Click to receive my FREE 47 page eBook on Men's Style and Fashion. http://artofmanliness.com/2008/07/17/resurrecting-the-lost-art-of-oratory/ - One of my favorite articles on how to give a great speech - written by my good friends Brett and Kate McKay. 5 Tips For Delivering A Great Presentation - How To Speak In Front Of Others - Public Speaking Tips Did you know that Antonio has a NEW 600+ page premium eBook with a 14 hour audio companion? Click here to learn more - http://www.mensstyleadvice.com/
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Improve Your Speaking
 
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Check out my TED talk (coming up to 400k views): "The Discipline of Finishing: Conor Neill at TEDxUniversidaddeNavarra" https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zXCiv4sc5eY -~-~~-~~~-~~-~- There is one way, and only one way, to achieve excellence as a speaker. SUBSCRIBE for more speakers ► http://bit.ly/utube-rhetorical Facebook @ http://fb.me/rhetorical Twitter @ http://www.twitter.com/cuchullainn Blog @ http://www.conorneill.com Watch this video and more in the "Develop Your Speaking Skills" Playlist: http://bit.ly/speakcourse I have been teaching Persuasive Communications on MBA courses at IESE Business School for 10 years. This is part of a collection of short lessons compiled from my courses and shared for use both as a support to my classes, and a way of sharing this valuable knowledge to a wider audience via these awesome digital tools ;-) Visit my channel for more videos: http://www.youtube.com/user/rhetoricaljourney?feature=mhee Subscribe to receive new videos in your feed: http://bit.ly/utube-rhetorical
Views: 850742 Conor Neill
Speak like a Canadian
 
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http://www.engvid.com What's a toque? What does eh mean? Learn Canadian English! In this vocabulary lesson, you'll learn some words that are commonly used in Canada. http://www.engvid.com/canadian-english
Speaking English - How to answer the phone
 
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http://www.engvid.com/ Practice speaking on the phone with me, Emma! Do you know how to speak on the phone? Do you feel nervous talking on the phone? In this survival English video, I teach you common expressions to use on a phone call. By learning these expressions, your telephone conversations will become clearer and you will understand more. You can practice these expressions by taking our quiz. http://www.engvid.com/speaking-english-how-to-answer-the-phone/ TRANSCRIPT Hello. My name is Emma. And in today's lesson, we are going to be learning some important telephone expressions. Okay? I know a lot of students get very scared when they have to talk on the phone, and it's understandable; it can be very scary when you can't see the person's face when you're talking to them. So one great idea if you're afraid of talking on the phone in English is to memorize key expressions that we use all the time. This way, it will improve your listening, you will know what people will probably say on the phone, and your speaking will improve too. All right? Now, in this video, we're actually going to practice these expressions together. In my pocket, I have my cellphone. All right? So what is going to happen is I will teach you an expression, and then I will pretend to be on the phone, you can pretend to be on the phone too. I will say something, and you say the correct expression to me. All right? So, if you don't understand, that's okay - you will in a moment. Let's get started. Now, when somebody calls you... "Ring, ring, ring, ring" First thing you say is: "Hello?" As in a question. "Hello?" All right? And then what happens? The person who's calling asks a question. They can do this in different ways. I've listed four different ways, the most common. Sometimes they'll say: "Is __________ there, please?" "Is Emma there, please?", "Is Daniella there, please?" "Is Yvonne there, please?" Okay? A very common way. And notice: "please", very important to be polite. You can also say: "This is __________" - Emma - "calling for _________." Whoever you're calling. So, if I'm calling you, I might say: "Oh, hello. This is Emma calling for Daniel", "This is Emma calling for Joseph.", "This is Emma calling for Pete." Okay? So this is a common expression, especially if you're at work, this is the one we would use a lot at work. This one is a little more informal; you'd probably use this one more if you're calling your friends or calling someone in not a business situation. This is also another informal one: "Is __________ in?" So all of these blanks are the name of the person who the caller wants to speak to. "Is Emma in?", "Is John in?", "Is Mary in?" Okay. So, again: "Hello. Is Mary in?" Informal. Last one: "May I please speak to __________?" Emma. "May I please speak to Mary?", "May I please speak to the doctor?" All right? This one is more formal. So we have sort of formal/informal, formal, informal, and last one, formal. All right, so let's get your phone out. All right? Whether you have a real cellphone or your hand, and let's practice a statement. So you're going to be calling me. You're going to use one of these expressions. Pick whichever one you want and practice it. All right? Let's get started. "Ring, ring, ring, ring." "Hello?" Perfect. All right? So you can watch this video again and again; practice, practice, practice until you have it memorized, until it is easy for you. All right, now how do I respond or how..? How does the person you're calling respond? If you say: "Is Emma there, please?" I would say: "Speaking." Which means: "Yes, it's me, it's Emma." I wouldn't say that, I would just say: "Speaking." Or I could say: "__________ speaking. How can I help you?" [SM1]"Emma speaking.", "Emma speaking. How can I help you?" "This is __________." [SM2]"This is Emma." Or: "This is he.", "This is she." All right? So again, these represents the... The name of the person. This... These blanks are names. All right? So let's try one. I want you to pick any of these. All right? Now, I'm sorry - there are so many of you, I probably will not pick your name when I ask this question. So today, I am going to call you all "Bob". I'm sorry if that's a problem, but today, you are Bob. All right? So I want you to either say: "Speaking.", "Bob speaking.", "This is Bob." Just for practice. All right. So get your phone ready. "Ring, ring, ring, ring" So you say: "Hello?" And I say: "Is Bob there, please?" What do you say? Good, very good. All right, so let's learn some more expressions. Okay, great. So we've gone through the first part of a phone call. - "Hello, is Emma there, please?" -"Speaking." All right? Now what? What if someone calls you and you pick up, but they're not looking for you; they're looking for your brother, they're looking for your mother, they're looking for someone else - what do you say?
3 Ways to Sound More British | Pronunciation Lesson #Spon
 
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Learn to speak with a British English Accent with this pronunciation lesson! 3 tips to improve your British English accent! Lingoda link: http://bit.ly/2qdnoM6 50EUR/50USD/3750RUB Voucher Code: ENGLUCY4 Lingoda review video: https://goo.gl/fWuDkv Love you loads, Lucy xoxo FREE Grammar Checker: https://grammarly.go2cloud.org/SH1B9 Social Media: Instagram: @LearnEnglishWithLucy Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/EnglishwithLucy Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/englishwithlucy Twitter: https://twitter.com/lucybellaearl FAQ: - Where are you from? I grew up in Bedfordshire, a county near London! - How many languages do you speak? English is my mother tongue, but I also speak fluent Spanish and I'm learning Italian. You can see a video of me speaking Spanish here: https://goo.gl/4RVY0O - Which camera do you use? I use the Canon 60D with a 50mm lens (https://goo.gl/T2T045) - Which microphone do you use? I use the SONY ECMCS3 - Very affordable and great value for money: https://goo.gl/uzuIBh (Note that you will need this mic adapter if you want to use it with your iphone - https://goo.gl/oNtEhN) I also use the Blue Yeti in vintage white for my voiceover work: https://goo.gl/DKTIOR - What shade of lipstick are you wearing? I wear Elizabeth Arden 8 Hour Sheer Lip Tint in Plum. You can find it here: https://goo.gl/nxCazs - Which editing software do you use? I use Final Cut Pro X - Which grammar book do you recommend? I completely recommend English Grammar in Use: https://goo.gl/S3DIlN - Can you recommend any books that will help me improve my English? I always recommend 'The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time' (https://goo.gl/7vGLDY) as it is written in the first person from the point of view of an autistic teenager and it does not use very complicated language. Some of it is also based in London which I like. - Can you recommend a British TV Series for me to watch and improve my British English pronunciation? Absolutely! I highly recommend 'Broadchurch' (https://goo.gl/5qdWbJ) which is a FANTASTIC crime drama based in a small village in the South of England. The actors are brilliant and it has won lots of awards! *Disclaimer: I work in collaboration with a select few companies that I know, trust and believe in. Lingoda is one of them! I think their platform is amazing and I am thrilled to produce sponsored content for them. p.s if you're still reading this, comment "Lucy your American accent gives me life"
Views: 3135651 English with Lucy
English lesson to reduce redundancy and improve English speaking style.
 
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Do you sound wordy in English? English lesson to avoid redundancy (Learning to speak Fluent English) Blog : http://www.learnex.in/do-you-sound-wordy-in-english-english-lesson-to-avoid-redundancy In this English lesson you will learn how to be less wordy in English and reduce redundancy in English, further improving you English speaking style. In sentences extra phrases, which do not add value or meaning to the sentence are considered redundant. They not only make it lengthy,but give room for grammatical errors. Website : http://www.letstalkpodcast.com Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/letstalkpodcast 1) Point in time: that/this time, moment 2) Basically: (You don’t necessarily need it) 3) Years’ time: Grammatical error. Correct phrase is‘in few years’ 4) Previous experience: Experience is referred to previous instances; we don’t need previous + experience 5) Roughly about: approximately 6) Whether or not: if 7) The reason why: the reason is/ Because 8) Very unique: Drop the word Very 9) Length and breadth of a period: During or through out 10) The very moment: ‘Very’ is redundant
Business English conversation | Sales meeting
 
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This is a video of a business English conversation. It's a sales meeting between 2 native English speakers, Mr Lewis who is British and Mrs Jones, who is American. The meeting is in New York. Mr Lewis has a business proposal for Venus Systems. This exercise is good practice for esl students wanting to learn and improve their English speaking skills. The video will also be useful to English teachers wanting to show their students real-life business situations in English. At the end of the meeting, I explain some important English vocabulary. Other videos: Business English expressions: http://youtu.be/5cQv8pWsnEE Hotel booking: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KY0K5f06adg How to improve your English speaking: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Sc4gh5gP1AE&index=1&list=PL6BDo90oiwpQiPot5bKFKZ2wQAk_ESR6_ Andrew, Crown Academy of English http://www.crownacademyenglish.com https://twitter.com/Crown_English http://www.youtube.com/user/CrownAcademyEnglish Voice credits: The American female voice-over was done by Katy Adelson, a very talented musician who has a YouTube channel at https://www.youtube.com/katyadelson (Traditional Fiddle Music and Tutorials) Photo credits by FreeDigitalPhotos.net: “Job Interview” by franky242 “Happy Professional Indicating Up” by imagerymajestic “Young Businesswoman” by marcolm “Young Smiling Professional” by imagerymajestic “Busy Woman Seriously Hearing The Customer Talk In Headset” by photostock
Views: 375954 Crown Academy of English
Telephoning - English Conversation Lesson
 
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In this English conversation lesson, you will learn how to make phone calls in both informal and formal styles of speaking. Join my complete self-study programme to reach all your English language goals: https://anglo-link.com Facebook: http://facebook.com/AngloLink Twitter: http://twitter.com/AngloLink Happy studies!
Views: 1805479 Anglo-Link
How To Start Your Speech (3 excellent openings)
 
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As a speaker or presenter, you barely have 30 seconds to convince your public to listen to you; afterwards, it's almost impossible to change their mind. You'll find here three types of speech openings to hook your audience, followed three examples of speech beginnings (TED: Richard St. John, Simon Sinek et Jamie Oliver) that catch attention in an effective way.
Views: 1711064 Jeff Roy
How to start a Speech or Presentation? : Public Speaking Skills - 5
 
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Watch this video to know tips and techniques to start a presentation or a speech. This video will guide you through a step by step approach on how to start a speech. As a part of series on public speaking skills and presentation skills in hindi, this is the fifth episode which will train you on how to start your presentation. Either you want to give speech in school or college or a presentation in office, these tips will help you to get audience attentions. As it is said that you do not get a second chance to make a first impression. So it is important to create an amazing first impression in the starting of your presentation. The first tip given about opening a speech is to avoid a false start or negative start. It spoils your first impression and lowers the expectations of audience. Since this is the start of your presentation, it should focus on you and not on things which are not important. Second tip on how to start your presentation is to grab audience attention. You can captivate your audience and win their interest by using interesting and creative opening lines with the help of a joke, couplet, story, shock statement, fact, quote, arousing question etc. In this video on how to start a speech in hindi, I have given an example of audience of engineering professionals and related my starting lines accordingly. You can also customize your presentation start for students, management graduates, senior citizens, medical professionals, law graduates, politicians, leaders etc. This kind of start not only grabs the attention of audience but will also help you to win debates, declamation contests etc. Third tip on how to start a presentation speech is to include a road map. Your speech opening shall guide your audience on why should they listen to you and what will be their benefit. The road map should also list down your expectations from audience and it shall be crisp and brief information about your speech. Hope you are liking my videos on presentation skills and public speaking skills training in hindi. You can visit my channel for motivational and inspirational videos along with personality development, positive thinking and relationship videos. You can ask questions in comments and watch more videos in hindi on my channel. Wish you all the BEST..! Stay Inspired, Himeesh Madaan Motivational Speaker in India
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BEST DEBATE IN THE WORLD! @ University of Oxford. MUST WATCH!!!
 
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One of the best arguments against people who claim Islam as a religion of war.
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The Speech that Made Obama President
 
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In 2004, a one-term senator from Illinois took the stage to deliver the keynote speech at the Democratic National Convention in Boston. By the time Barack Obama had finished speaking, Democrats across the country knew they had seen the future of their party. Political speech experts featured in this episode include: Michael A. Cohen Author, Live From The Campaign Trail Mario Cuomo Former Governor of New York Robert Lehrman Chief Speechwriter for Vice President Gore and Professor of Speechwriting, American University Charlton McIlwain Professor of Communication, New York University Jeff Shesol Speechwriter for President Clinton and Founding Partner, West Wing Writers PODIUM is a bi-weekly series that embraces the art of public speaking and honors those with something to say. From historic political speeches, to contemporary commencement addresses, to wedding toasts, the series explores various genres of speechmaking and provides inspiring, insightful analysis including "how-to" content. Created and produced by @radical.media, THNKR gives you extraordinary access to the people, stories, places and thinking that will change your mind. Follow @THNKR on Twitter for the latest! Like us on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/thnkrtv Check out what we're into on Tumblr: http://thnkrtv.tumblr.com/
Views: 13515666 THNKR
TED's secret to great public speaking | Chris Anderson
 
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There's no single formula for a great talk, but there is a secret ingredient that all the best ones have in common. TED Curator Chris Anderson shares this secret — along with four ways to make it work for you. Do you have what it takes to share an idea worth spreading? TEDTalks is a daily video podcast of the best talks and performances from the TED Conference, where the world's leading thinkers and doers give the talk of their lives in 18 minutes (or less). Look for talks on Technology, Entertainment and Design -- plus science, business, global issues, the arts and much more. Find closed captions and translated subtitles in many languages at http://www.ted.com/translate Follow TED news on Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/tednews Like TED on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TED Subscribe to our channel: http://www.youtube.com/user/TEDtalksDirector
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How to improve your English speaking skills (by yourself)
 
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If you want a step-by-step tutorial on this technique, visit the page below: http://engfluent.com/imitation-tutorial/ Discover a way to practice speaking English alone to improve your spoken English. This approach can help improve several aspects of your pronunciation, your grammar, your sentence structure, your vocabulary, and your ability to communicate with others in English.
Views: 5866669 EngFluent
Inaugural Speech at St Edmund's Annual Function 2010
 
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Rishtey...a call for Being Human www.edmunds.ac.in
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Writing Letters: formal & informal English
 
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A letter to your friend and a cover letter for a job application are written very differently. Whether you work in business or are taking the general IELTS or CELPIP test, knowing the difference between informal and formal writing is a skill you should have. Watch this writing lesson, take our quiz, and check out our resource page to become a better writer. - Use the resource: http://www.engvid.com/english-resource/formal-informal-english/ - Take the quiz: http://www.engvid.com/writing-letters-formal-informal-english/ http://www.engvid.com/ TRANSCRIPT: Hello, my name is Emma, and in today's lesson we are going to learn about writing. What kind of writing? Writing letters. Okay? So this is important for people who work in business. It's also important for people who like to write letters to their friends maybe or to their grandparents in English. Also, it is very... It is a very useful video for anyone who is taking the general IELTS test. So if you're taking not academic, but general, this is an important video. And also, if you plan to immigrate to Canada and you want to do the Canadian immigration test which is called: "the CELPIP", this video is also... It will also be useful and helpful to you. Okay? So let's get started. What do I mean by "formal" and "informal"? "Informal" means something you would write to your friends, something you would write to your parents, - well, probably your parents unless you're afraid of your parents, then you might be more formal -, your classmates, your coworkers. Okay? So this is... It means it's not formal; it's for people you know well. On the other hand, "formal" English we use with strangers, we use with our boss, in the workplace, we use it in these different ways. So it's the English you really have to think about, whereas informal is kind of the relaxed English. So relaxed, serious. Okay? So, sometimes you will have to write a letter formally, maybe to your boss or your company, other times maybe you're on holiday and you want to write a letter to your friend, you'll use informal English. So what is the difference? Let's see. Informal English uses contractions. What are contractions? "Didn't", "wouldn't", "couldn't", "haven't", "hasn't". So if you see a verb with an apostrophe and then a "t", that is a contraction. Okay? It's very important to know this because in formal writing, you don't use contractions. "Didn't" would be: "Did not". I can write that for you. "Did not". Couldn't: could not, haven't: have not, can't: cannot. Okay? So that's one major difference. Another major difference between formal and informal writing is the use of idioms; the use of certain expressions. If I'm writing to my friend, maybe I'll say: "Oh, you know, I've been very under the weather lately." Meaning: I've been very sick. If I'm writing to my boss, I won't use idioms. If I'm writing a formal letter, I will not use idioms. Those aren't good to use in formal writing. Phrasal verbs, this is another thing we find in informal writing. What is a phrasal verb? It's a verb that has a preposition. Okay? So, for example: "find out", "find" is a verb, "out" is the preposition. "Go" is the verb, "up" is the preposition. So the... The preposition adds a different meaning to the verb. Phrasal verbs are very difficult to learn; we have so many of them in English. My students have told me phrasal verbs are one of the hardest parts of learning English, but it's possible, you can do it.
How To Give a Killer Presentation - With No Notes
 
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Link to tip to strengthen your frame & build confidence: https://goo.gl/kaWl1i How To Give An Amazing Speech Without Using Notes Public speaking is terrifying. But at some point in your life, no matter how much you avoid it, you’re going to get called on to give a speech. It could be a presentation for work, a best man speech at a wedding, who knows. And if you can’t give it without notes, you’re at a huge disadvantage. Because not only does it come off as less authentic if you’re constantly referencing notes, but if the powerpoint breaks, you’re screwed. This video is going to to teach you how I regularly talk for 10-20 minutes, with minimal memorization and how you can learn to public speak without any notes too. 0:32 - Outline your speech in memory friendly form 2:00 - Write out everything on paper (or computer) 2:43 - Subvocalize your speech without using visual cues 4:25 - Memorize the first and last sentences word for word Subscribe to Charisma On Command: http://bit.ly/subscribeCOC Connect With Us. Website: http://www.charismaoncommand.com Facebook: http://facebook.com/charismaoncommand Periscope: @Charismaon Or if you want to see my personal stuff (my regular life + me playing music): Instagram: @CharlieHoupert Periscope: @CharlieHoupert
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10 Speaking Tips | Advanced Presentation Advice | How To Give A Powerful Speech | Public Speaking
 
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How to discuss a topic in a group
 
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Five English teachers come together to show you how to discuss a topic in a group. You'll learn how to give your opinion, interrupt, contradict, and more. We'll teach you how to use expressions like "in a nutshell", "please let me finish", and "don't get me wrong". You can use these expressions confidently in personal, social, and professional situations. Make sure to test your understanding of the lesson at https://www.engvid.com/how-to-discuss-a-topic-in-a-group/ To improve your English, subscribe to each of the teachers who appear in this lesson: Ronnie - http://www.youtube.com/subscription_center?add_user=EnglishLessons4U James - http://www.youtube.com/subscription_center?add_user=JamesESL Alex - http://www.youtube.com/subscription_center?add_user=AlexESLvid Adam - http://www.youtube.com/subscription_center?add_user=EnglishTeacherAdam Rebecca - http://www.youtube.com/subscription_center?add_user=RebeccaESL TRANSCRIPT: Hi! My name is Rebecca, and in today's lesson you'll learn how to participate effectively in a discussion in English, something you may need to do in your personal, professional, or academic life, okay? Now, the topic we'll use as our sample is this one: Is it better to study online or in a regular classroom? Okay? You'll have a chance to hear a discussion by native English speakers on this topic. What I'd like you to do is listen for any special expressions and phrases that they use during the discussion. Afterwards, I'll review the expressions and phrases with you, okay? Now, today I have some special friends who have agreed to help me with this lesson, and they're waiting in the classroom next door, so let's go and say hello to them. -- Hello! -- Hello! -- Hi! -- Hi! -- Well, look who's here. It's -- -- Ronnie. -- Alex. -- James. -- Adam. -- Thank you for joining me, and thanks for helping with this lesson, guys. -- No problem. -- No problem. -- So you know we're talking about discussions, and the topic is: Is it better to study online or in a regular classroom? Okay, who wants to go first? -- Okay, so I'll start, and I think that it's actually very good to study online because it's very convenient because you can study whenever you want and at your own pace. For example, someone like me, I like to study at nighttime. So for me, online works better because it's quiet at night, no one disturbs me, and I can do what I need to do. -- Okay, that's true, but if you're going to study online -- -- Sorry, but -- -- Please let me finish. Let me finish. As I was saying, that's true, but if you're studying online you do need to motivate yourself, so I think it's better to be in a classroom where you have other students and a teacher who can motivate you. -- That's true, but some people can't afford to go to a classroom and don't have enough money or resources to actually go to a big school. So studying online, you can actually do it for free. -- Me? Well, I would like to add -- May I say something? -- Sure. -- Soft skills. That's not usually talked about in schools, but when we talk about "soft skills", it's actual interaction, utilizing your English when you're with other people, and that's hard to get online because you're watching a screen and not actually interacting with other people. -- You make a very good point but I would also like to add that sometimes having classmates takes you away from your focus because you have to maybe review things many times for other people to catch up, or you have to do topics that are interesting to other people, not to yourself. So it's a little distracting sometimes, too. -- However, focus is a good thing. I mean, it's not a bad thing to repeat something because sometimes people don't catch the material the first time. So that way, you go over the material, and they -- you know, you get depth. So you get to learn more, and people who don't understand get the opportunity to ask questions and learn from it again. -- Yeah, but sometimes the resources that you get in a classroom are boring, and online you can just look up whatever you need on the Internet, and you've got it right there. You don't have to rely on a textbook. Sometimes it can be a bad textbook.
8 Tips for British English Pronunciation
 
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Take your English to the next level by learning eight pronunciation tips that will help you sound like a native speaker. These tips apply to a British English accent or a neutral English accent. In this lesson, you will learn about -ed and -ing word endings, the difference in pronunciation between the north and south of England, the schwa sound, the pronunciation of the R sound in English, the tricky "th" sound, and more. Whether you want to perfect your pronunciation or learn about different accents, this video is for you. After watching, complete the quiz to test your understanding. http://www.engvid.com/8-tips-for-british-english-pronunciation/ Want to train your British accent? Get my free British accent training pack: https://jadejoddle.com/coaching-tools/ TRANSCRIPT Hi, everyone. I'm Jade. What we're talking about today is some pronunciation tips for British English. Some of them are tips; some of them are observations that you might be interested to know. We've got eight of them, so let's get started. Pronunciation of-ed word endings. This is not specifically a British English issue. If your preference -- I don't know why I can't speak suddenly in an English pronunciation video, but that's how it is. If your preference is American English, this also applies to American English. So what I hear a lot at, sort of, around intermediate level -- sometimes upper intermediate level if you haven't had someone to correct you -- -ed word endings sound like this. I can't even do it because it's so unnatural for me. "Excite-ed shout-ed, remind-ed." It's so unnatural for me. But in fact, it's not like that. It doesn't sound like an -ed. It might sound like an /id/; it might sound like a /t/; or it might sound like a /d/. So I've got some examples here. This word, even though it's spelled -ed, makes an /id/ sound. It becomes "excited". "I'm really excited." "Shouted." "He shouted at me." "Reminded." "I reminded you to do your homework; didn't I?" And -- yeah. So now, we can talk about the ones that finish with a t sound. "Finished. Dripped. Laughed." They don't have the-ed sound. So that's an important thing to know about pronunciation. Even if it's spelled-ed, it doesn't mean it sounds like that. And what about the ones that end with a d sound, a "duh" sound. "Remembered." "I remembered what you said to me." "Called." "I called you. Didn't you hear your phone?" "Imagined." "I imagined a better future for everyone." So with those, it's a D sound. How do you know for each one? Go with what feels most natural when you're saying the word. The main thing is don't force the -ed sound at the end of the word because it's that that gives you an unnatural rhythm when you're speaking English. So moving on to -- this one's an observation, really. British English pronunciation. We have so many different accents in England. But one of the biggest divisions in our accents is -- it's between the north of the country and the south, and it's our pronunciation of these words: "bath" and "laugh", as I say them. I say them in the southern pronunciation. But if I were from the north -- if I were from the north of the country, I'd say "bath" and "laugh" because they have a different accent up there. Well, they've got loads of different accents, but they don't speak in the same way as me. So let's break it down into the actual sound. So if you're from the North, you say, "a". But we, in the South, say "au". So you say "bath", we say "bauth". And you say "laf"; we say "laugh". And you can also hear it in these two words. It doesn't have to be the first or only a vowel in the word. In the southern pronunciation, this is "commaund". But in the northern pronunciation, it's "command". And the southern pronunciation of this word is "caust". The northern pronunciation is "cast". The cast of Brookside came to London." "Brookside" was an old soap that's not on TV anymore, and it was people from Liverpool. And I was just doing the accent. Probably that's really irrelevant to you. You will never see that show, but anyway. You know, now. Next tip. I don't hear this that often, but when I do, it sounds really, really, really wrong. And I think this tip generally -- generally a good example of how -- just because we write something one way doesn't mean we say it that way. So in English -- American English, too -- W sounding words are the same as the "wh" sound in words for spelling. It actually sounds the same. So we've got two words here, "wine" and "whine". One is spelled with WH, and one is just spelled with I. "Whine" is a kind of moan or a kind of cry. Sometimes, young children whine. Sometimes, women who are upset about something are said to be "whiny".
How to speak effectively over the phone? - English lesson - Telephone skills
 
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How to Effectively Communicate over the Phone? Effective communications over the phone require clarity of speech, knowing what you want to convey, and a willingness to engage with someone using good listening skills and prompts. This article provides some of the basics required to effectively communicate during a phone call. 1.Answer the phone specifying who you are. It can be disorienting for a caller when they don't know with whom they're speaking. Try to have a bright, happy voice when answering too, as this gets the conversation off to a good start. 2.Speak clearly. Pronounce your words well and try to avoid mumbling, gushing, or speaking too quickly. If the person on the other end is hard of hearing or speaks a different language from your own, speak slowly and either raise your voice or speak more clearly than usual. 3.Use words that make sense to the person you're speaking with. It doesn't make a lot of sense to speak teenspeak with an elderly grandmother. She isn't necessarily going to "get it". Adjust your language to fit the listener. 4.Use good & descriptive language when you are trying to evoke images in the listener's mind. If you need to describe something well, try to choose words that identify its shape, color, size, etc. 5.Write down important points before making a call. If you're worried that you'll forget something when you call someone, or that you'll get tongue-tied and not say what you meant to, write a prompt sheet before the call and keep it in front of you. Refer to it if you get flustered during the call. 6.Repeat important points during a call.
How to sound posh - Part one
 
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Learn how to speak with a posh British accent! Also known as RP (Received pronunciation), or even just as that accent Loki from Thor has! Support us on Patreon: http://www.patreon.com/papateachme Subscribe and comment below! We love hearing from you! :) Music: Four seasons Spring - Vivaldi (Played by John Harrison with the Wichita State University chamber players) - http://freemusicarchive.org/music/john_harrison_with_the_wichita_state_university_chamber_players/the_four_seasons_vivaldi/
Get Fluent With 1 Trick - Become A Confident English Speaker With This Simple Practice Trick
 
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Start speaking fluent English confidently - http://www.bit.ly/2gupuGO Did you know that there’s just 1 simple trick to becoming a fluent English speaker? Just 1 thing you must change about the way you learn to… Have your words came out naturally and automatically – without hesitation – as if English were your first language, every time you speak… Express your exact thoughts spontaneously, continuously and in detail, without being forced to change what you want to say – or only speak in simple sentences – because you can’t find the right words… Understand everything you hear in English movies, TV shows, music and conversations, and finally speak confidently – without ever feeling nervous or worried about mistakes – with the smooth pronunciation of a native speaker… And best of all, this 1 easy change in the way you learn will help you experience immediate improvement in your spoken English so you’ll finally be certain that you’re learning the right way. But before I reveal this trick, I’d like you to know why so many English learners have problems with their English and struggle to become fluent Speakers… Why do so many English learners often use words that sound unnatural in conversations? What’s the reason they often have to think about what grammar rules to use before speaking? What stops them from speaking smoothly and clearly? The answer to all of these questions is, in 3 words… How They Learn You see, traditional language learning methods only give English learners part of the fluency puzzle… Lessons teach them grammar rules, but not how to use grammar without thinking when they speak. Students learn English through their own language, so they’re trained to hesitate and translate in their heads during conversations. They learn to read and write the formal English of textbooks, but get very little training listening to – and speaking – casual, conversational, spoken English. So, what is the 1 simple trick to becoming a successful English speaker? It’s to learn English like native speakers. Fluency is nothing more than a collection of habits, like using grammar without thinking, or pronouncing words correctly. So, all you need to do to develop the same habits native speakers have is to learn the same way native speakers learn… When you learn English like native speakers, you master grammar automatically – without grammar tables and boring drills – through visual examples and stories. Building fluency like a native speaker means you also learn slang, idioms, phrasal verbs and other conversational, spoken English expressions, in addition to what’s appropriate for writing. Learning English the native way means you learn to speak fluent English naturally, actually practicing with native English speakers and building speaking confidence in the real world. When you learn this way, it’s easy, fun, fast and doesn’t feel like studying at all, just like how you learned your own native language… Now that you know that you must change the way you learn if you want to get fluent – because the traditional methods you’ve been using until now have not helped you become a confident speaker – how can you start developing the habits of a native English speaker so you can start speaking fluent English confidently? With EnglishAnyone.com's English Fluency Training Video Course: Master English Conversation 2.0. Master English Conversation 2.0 was designed by learners for learners with everything you need to finally… Master even complicated grammar points without confusing grammar tables or boring drills so you can use grammar without hesitation when you speak… Understand everything native speakers say and build a vocabulary of real, conversational words and expressions to start speaking naturally and correctly… Improve your pronunciation and sound like a native speaker… Develop the habit of speaking and responding spontaneously in real situations… Overcome shyness, meet native English speakers online and in the real world to practice speaking with, and build speaking confidence… Click on the link below to begin getting fluent the simple, easy way, just like native speakers, with a 100% guaranteed English conversation and fluency course – including 5 valuable, exclusive bonuses to help you get fluent even faster – available now for over 60% off. You can begin learning immediately… today… with this fully-downloadable program, and start experiencing immediate improvement in your understanding, speaking and fluency. Click on the link below now to get started. I look forward to seeing you in Master English Conversation 2.0! Start speaking fluent English confidently - http://www.englishanyone.com/speak-fluent-english-confidently-in-6-months-ea9/
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How to Link Words - Speak English Fluently - Pronunciation Lesson
 
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In this lesson, you can see some common examples of linking in English pronunciation. You can also see how learning about linking can help your English listening and improve your spoken English. Was this lesson useful? What do you know about linking words? Let us know in the comments below! Do you sometimes find it difficult to understand spoken English? Understanding spoken English (especially native English) can be difficult because we don’t pronounce each word separately. In English, we link words together, so two or more words can sound like one word. See the full version of this free lesson here: https://oxfordonlineenglish.com/linking-pronunciation Look at a sentence: "Do you remember that time when Anna and Amy fell in the swimming pool?" Try reading the sentence. Can you pronounce the sentence in one sound, without any pauses? When native speakers talk, they don’t pause between words. They pronounce whole phrases and even sentences as one continuous sound. If you want to speak English more fluently and sound more natural, you should try to do this too. But how? There are many pronunciation points you need to study, but today we’re going to look at just one very important point: linking. Linking is how you connect words when you speak, so that two words are pronounced together. Here we can see two different types of link. You’ll learn about these ways to link words, and more, in this lesson. You can learn: - How to link consonant sounds. - How to link consonants to vowels. - How to link two vowel sounds. - How to link words to speak more fluently in English. - Why linking is important for your English speaking. You can see more free English lessons on this page: https://oxfordonlineenglish.com/free-english-lessons
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Talking on the Phone in English - English Phone Vocabulary Lesson
 
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In this lesson, you can learn how to deal with common situations and problems when you’re talking on the phone in English. What do you usually say on the phone in English? Let us know in the comments. You’ll see four dialogues, and then we’ll explain the vocabulary and phrases that we use. This way, you’ll learn everything you need to make phone calls in English! See the full version of this lesson on the website: https://www.oxfordonlineenglish.com/talking-on-phone-english. This lesson can help you: - Learn how to make informal phone calls. - Understand vocabulary to make formal phone calls. - See what common problems on the phone are in English and learn useful phrases to deal with them. - Learn how to leave a message on the phone in English. See more free English lessons on our website: https://www.oxfordonlineenglish.com/.
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English Grammar - Inversion: "Had I known...", "Should you need..."
 
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http://www.engvid.com Should you need help understanding why the subject in this sentence comes after the verb, I can show you. In this English grammar lesson, we will look at sentences in which the subject and verb order is inverted, and the particular situations in which to use them. Take a quiz on this lesson here: http://www.engvid.com/english-grammar-inversion/ TRANSCRIPT Hi. Welcome again to www.engvid.com. I'm Adam. Today's lesson is about inversion. Now, what does "inversion" mean? "Inversion" is when you change the order of something. Right? So we're looking at grammar. Usually, you know in a sentence a subject comes first and then a verb. Today we're going to look at situations where that is reversed. Now, of course, I'm sure that you know that in questions: "Are you sure?" the verb comes before the subject in all questions. That's what makes a question structure a question structure. However, there are other situations where we have this inversion, but we're looking at a sentence; we're not looking at a question. Now, the thing to understand about inversions is that they are very particular. There are only a few expressions that you're going to use inversion with. You can't put them in just about... In just any sentence that you want. The examples that I've written on the board are the ones that you might read or that you might want to write. There are other situations that use this, but unless you're writing poetry or artistic, creative novels - you don't need them and you don't really need to worry about them either. They're very rare. It's very rare you'll see them. It's very, very formal language style. And you'll recognize them, hopefully, when you do see them. So let's start here. When we have "not only". Generally speaking, when we have a sentence that begins with a negative, we're going to have inversion, but especially when you have "not only", you're going to have inversion. Okay? "Not only did he", so there's your verb, there's your subject, there's your verb. Okay? We have the helping verb, the auxiliary verb to start. "Not only did he win", and then we have the "but", "also" to go with "not only". This is like an expression that's fixed; you're always going to be looking at the same thing. "Not only did he win, but he also broke the record." Whatever. "Not only", inversion, "but also". "Under no circumstances", this is another expression that you'll see regularly. And again, we're looking at the negative construction which is why we're looking at the inversion. "Under no circumstances should you call her/call him." Okay? Whatever you do, don't call. "Under no circumstances". "Circumstances", basically situation. In no situation should you call. In no situation, same idea. Okay? Another negative: "nor". What is "nor"? Is the negative of "or". Okay? "Or", "nor". Again, many people don't use this word anymore; it's a little bit old-fashioned, a little bit high formality level. But... "The mayor of Toronto refused to resign, nor do we expect him to." Okay? So after "nor", we still have the inversion. Verb, subject, verb. Verb, subject. Okay? I'm not sure if you know the mayor of Toronto, he's very famous now. We're not very proud, but that's a whole other story. Next, so these are the three negatives. These two are also very similar. Again, very formal style, but you might see it, you might want to use it in your essays or whatever. "Should you need any help, don't hesitate to call." What does this mean? "Should you need", if you need. "Should" is just a more formal way to say: "if". "If you need any help, don't hesitate to call.", "Should you need any help, don't hesitate to call." Now, this is a verb, subject, verb. If we use: "if", then there's no issue. Then you have "if" which is a conjunction, adverb, clause, conjunction, subject, verb. "Should" makes it verb, subject, verb. "Had" is the same thing with the "if", but a different structure of the conditional, a different "if" structure. "Had I known you were coming, I would have changed." "If I had known", "If I had known you were coming", "Had I known", it's basically you're making the sentence a little bit shorter, a little more formal. You're starting with a verb, a subject, and another verb. Okay? Past perfect, of course. So these are the conditionals, these are the no's. Now, we have the comparatives, when you're comparing something. When you're comparing an action, so you're using the clause marker: "as", not the preposition: "like". So: "John speaks Chinese, as does Lucy." Okay? "Lucy" is actually the subject, here's the verb, here's a subject. Now, I could put a period and put a new sentence. "So does Lucy." Same idea. "Lucy does as well." If I want the subject, verb order. But when you start with "as", you're going to invert the order. This is a clause marker, adverb clause marker to compare.
Introducing Yourself - How to Introduce Yourself In English
 
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What's the first thing you need to do when you meet someone new? Introduce yourself of course! You need to tell your new acquaintance your name in English and maybe some more information about you in English. Do you feel prepared to handle it? Do you know of all the English words and phrases that you can use when you introduce yourself, and the replies that the other person might give? What about the things you'd have to say in return of those replies. In this lesson we have a detailed look at introductions. We tell you how to introduce yourself and respond to basic questions. If you like this lesson, please click the 'Like' button below our video on Youtube. Subscribe to us and get free lessons every day. Please also like us on Facebook : http://facebook.com/twominenglish Visit our website for more free English learning stuff : http://twominenglish.com Get the Two Minute English App for your Android Device : https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.astrobix.twominuteenglish
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Extemporaneous Speech Contest - Finalist #01
 
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CONGRATULATIONS to MITZCHILOUISE S. BAYLOSIS of Batasan Hills National High School, one of the finalists in the EXTEMPORANEOUS SPEECH Contest of the 1st Inter-School English Language Communication Tournament. Let's watch her compete live on September 29, 2012 (11:00AM-11:30AM) at Quezon City Science High School (right behind SM City North EDSA). Free admission!
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Learn German - German in Three Minutes - Do You Speak English?
 
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Click here to get our FREE App & More Free Lessons at GermanPod101: https://goo.gl/W9PpuI Learn useful German phrases with our German in Three Minutes series! In Germany, manners are important, and this step-by-step video teaches you some of the basics you need to be polite while speaking German. A native German teacher will explain the simple phrases necessary. In this lesson, you'll learn how to use the phrase "Do you speak English?" Visit us at GermanPod101.com, where you will find many more fantastic German lessons and learning resources! Leave us a message while you are there! If you learned a lot with this video, stop by our German language learning website and get other language learning content including great videos just like this one, audio podcasts, review materials, blogs, iPhone applications, and more. Find out more, go to: http://www.germanpod101.com/2012/08/17/learn-german-in-three-minutes-4-do-you-speak-english/ https://goo.gl/W9PpuI
12 IELTS Speaking Tips
 
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Learn 12 important ways to get a higher score on the IELTS Speaking section. Find out what to do and what NOT to do from an experienced IELTS trainer and understand how to increase your IELTS Speaking score, easily and immediately. You're guaranteed to learn something new here -- and that can make all the difference! http://www.goodluckielts.com/ Take a quiz on this lesson here: http://www.engvid.com/12-ielts-speaking-tips/ TRANSCRIPT Hi. I'm Rebecca from engVid. In today's lesson, I'll give you 10 important tips to do well and to get a higher score on the speaking section of your IELTS exam, or actually on any oral speaking test where you're sitting with a live examiner. Okay? So these tips don't apply actually to the TOEFL where your answers are recorded, but it's for any English exam where you're sitting with a real examiner. Okay? Now, the IELTS, of course, the speaking section of the IELTS test is about 11 or 14 minutes long, has three different sections, and so on. And the IELTS is an exam which is a... It's an English proficiency exam. It's used for immigration purposes, for example, to Canada and Australia. It's used for admission to universities where English is the medium of instruction, and it's also used for professional certification purposes. So lots and lots of people, millions of people do the IELTS exam. And if you're one of them, these speaking tips will really help you. They're general tips; they're not about the specific sections. They apply to all sections of the speaking test. Okay? Let's get started. So, the first point is: during your speaking test, be formal. By that, I mean treat it like a job interview. And just as in a job interview, you'll be on your best behaviour and so on, behave that way. Don't take it very casually. Okay? Take it seriously and be formal. Next, give a full answer whenever possible. Now, remember and just think about it: you have about 11 to 15 minutes to use the best English that you know and that you've studied all your life. Okay? So, obviously, you want to try to show off during your English test. So, when I say give a full answer, I mean, in the first section when they ask you some questions about you, about your family, about your background, if they say, for example: "Where are you from?" Don't just say: "Tokyo", because that's just a one word answer. Try, as much as possible, to give sentences. Give full sentences. All right? Full answer. So that you can show when you use the full sentence that you know grammar, you know vocabulary, and all these other things. So, instead of just saying: "Tokyo." Say: "I'm from Tokyo, the capital of Japan." Or: "I'm from the capital of Japan, Tokyo." Now, you've given a lot more information. So, obviously, you get much more marks if you kept doing that throughout. Right? Give full answers, using sentences, not just words. Next: be polite. What we mean by that, for example, if the examiner asks you something and you didn't understand, it's okay. Just ask for the explanation in a polite way. Don't just say: "What?" Or: "Sorry?" Say: "Excuse me? Could you please repeat that?" Because that's also using English, and that's what they want to know: can you use English? And by being polite, you're not just showing that you know the language, but also that you know the culture of the language, which is being polite. Okay? So remember to do that. Next, maintain good posture. Why do I put that? Nobody's filming you. Right? So, why do you have to maintain good posture? Because your posture actually affects your... The way you speak. It affects your confidence, the confidence with which you speak, it affects the way your voice is projected. So you want to make sure that you don't, for example, lean on your hand when you're speaking or anything like that. Okay? Make sure that you sit straight and don't put your hand anywhere near your face, even if you're nervous, because that will affect the quality of your voice and the way it's projected. Okay? Next. Number five: speak clearly. Now, what I mean by this is: don't worry too much about your accent. Everyone has an accent, and as long as you do your best to enunciate the words clearly, that's all you can do. If you need to improve your pronunciation, work on that before your exam. If there are some very specific pronunciation errors that you tend to make or that people from your country tend to make, then obviously, work on those beforehand. For example, if you are a Spanish speaker and you say: "Jess", instead of: "Yes", then that's a big mistake that you want to correct well before you come to the exam. So, work on those pronunciation issues before, and then afterwards, don't worry about your accent, just speak as clearly as you can. Okay?
How to open and close presentations? - Presentation lesson from Mark Powell
 
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In this clip Mark Powell provides best practice tips for opening and closing presentations. Go to www.cambridge.org/elt/dynamicpresentations to learn more about Mark Powell's course.
Spoken English Leaning Video Spoken English Tutorial English Conversation
 
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English is the international language and under stood all over the world. Here we upload how to better spoken english , IELTS Spoken English. Hope so this video improved your English conversation.
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Emma Watson UN speech
 
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Emma Watson's moving speech about gender equality and the he for she campaign To join heforshe: http://www.heforshe.org/en
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Inspiring: Change the World by Making Your Bed - by Admiral William McRaven
 
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University of Texas at Austin, 2014 Commencement Address, Admiral William H. McRaven Remarks by Naval Adm. William H. McRaven, BJ '77, ninth commander of U.S.Special Operations Command, Texas Exes Life Member, and Distinguished Alumnus. This retiring Admiral and Navy Seal trainer delivers one of the most inspiring and uplifting speeches you will ever hear. Credit: Goalcast
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Presenting & Public Speaking Tips - How to improve skills & confidence
 
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Tips on how to improve your Presentation & Public Speaking skills & confidence. We have trained presenters all over the world for more than 40 years and understand what a daunting and difficult task public speaking can be! We hope you find this video useful the next time you are preparing to get up and address a large audience. We have also produced a "Top Tips" video on how to present when you are feeling nervous and you can see that video by clicking on this link: http://youtu.be/-sQvr9lo4Jk If you have any questions or comments please do post them, we would love to hear from you! http://www.VirtualStudio.TV/services/presentation-training 01223 520968 [email protected] Channel Page: http://www.YouTube.com/VirtualStudioTV Subscribe to our Channel: http://www.YouTube.com/subscription_center?add_user=virtualstudiotv
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How to improve your English writing skills? - Free English lesson
 
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✅ https://youtu.be/puNo0sxC3VI 👉 Check the latest Video - American Idioms I love to use the most? How to improve your English writing skills? - Free English lesson I will share easy and quick tips that will improve writing in formal and academic settings. • Avoid using contractions – Do not use contractions while constructing your sentences, esp. if you are writing a business email or formal letters i.e. words like don’t, can’t, shouldn’t, couldn’t, wouldn’t, isn’t, haven’t should be avoided. • Avoid there are/ there is – It will make your sentence more lengthy and boring to read. e.g There are many problems in her class (incorrect) Her class is facing many problems. (Correct) There is an exhibition at the hotel. (Incorrect) The hotel is holding an exhibition. (Correct) • Avoid using unnecessary words in your sentences like very; really, a lot instead use better vocabulary. It will definitely not change the meaning of your sentence but will make it sound interesting. Students think literature is very hard. Students think literature is difficult. • Make use of strong verbs – It will make your sentence sound more appropriate and concrete. He gave assistance to my friend. (weak verb) My friend assisted him. (Strong verb)
Formal Vs. Casual Language
 
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This video about casual vs. formal language was made by Katie Gerhart for the Coe College Writing Center in 2015. Photo Credit: http://www.someecards.com/usercards/viewcard/d3d5ed8d933ac13965573ee518f120b437 Resources: http://www.essayfocus.com/blog/formal-vs-informal-voice-choose-wisely/ http://www.engvid.com/english-resource/formal-informal-english/ http://www.thinkscience.co.jp/toolshed/lang/en/learn-more-casual-vs-formal-styles-of-english-differences-in-vocabulary-part-1/
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IELTS- Introduce yourself, self introduction in ENGLISH
 
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#IELTS #MANJITAOSTA #SELFINTRODUCTION #LEARNENGLISH How to introduce yourself anywhere, anytime and infront of anyone. This video helps you understand the basic nuances of self introduction and gives amazing tips for making it easy. Enjoy!! IELTS SPEAKING TEST BAND 9 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=svTyuXtSTGc For online one to one coaching in English speaking, Personality development and Confidence building write to me at [email protected] zelfintroductie 自我介紹 auto presentació selv introduktion Vorstellen
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How to introduce yourself in a job interview
 
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Have you ever wondered that why despite of having listed all the details about yourself in the resume, the interviewer still likes to start the session by asking you “Tell me something about yourself” The reason for this is that people like listening to information been presented to them in the form of verbal expression in contrast to referring to a printed document. Yes this simply means that they directly like to hear from the horses’s mouth that how would the candidates like to narrate the story of their life, in their own words. “Tell us something about yourself” doesn’t means that you go right back to your childhood memories and share tales of your first love or your favorite ROCK band or your obsession with Harry Potter; rather think about the awards, accolades or experiences you’ve had in your life. Consider the themes, personality traits and skills that come across through these experiences and introspect that which of these are the most important to get across through recruiters. Through personal introduction, the interviewer is giving you a chance to highlight all the key features of your personal and professional life, the top experiences you’ve had so far and the most influential skills you possess. Follow the points mentioned in the video, the next time you face a job interview and enhance the chances of you getting selected!!
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Formal Letter Writing | CBSE Official Letters | Writing Applications | Sample Letters
 
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Formal Letter Writing | CBSE Schools | Writing Official Letters | Writing Applications | Sample Letters by The English Academy This video teaches you on Formal letter Writing as per CBSE Syllabus. Also included in this lesson is a Sample letter explaining how to write formal letters and applications and letters of complaints Also See our website https://www.successcds.net Follow us: http://www.facebook.com/SuccessCD http://google.com/+successcds https://twitter.com/entranceexam https://twitter.com/successcds http://www.youtube.com/successcds1 http://www.youtube.com/englishacademy1
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What to say at your job interview (all my BEST phrases and tips!)
 
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All my best advice on what to say at your job interview. I will tell you how to answer the most common job interview questions. I’ll give you the grammatical structures to use when answering questions about your work experience, and also share with you vocabulary and phrases that will impress your interviewer. I recommend you prepare for your job interview by learning phrases you can repeat in your interview and also by practising your answers to these common questions. Get a friend to ask you the questions and make sure that you answer them in English! You can follow my advice about how to answer job interview questions whether you are looking for a job in an English-speaking country or you are being interviewed in English for a job in your home country. Good luck with your interview – I wish you success! If you want more help, watch my video on how to write your CV. Remember: there is no 'try'! Once you've finished the lesson, take the quiz here: http:/www.engvid.com/what-to-say-at-your-job-interview TRANSCRIPT Hi, everyone. I'm Jade. What we're talking about today is job interview English. So, in this lesson, I'm going to give you some phrases that you can use in a job interview, and I'll also be giving you... We'll also be looking at what grammar you should be using to answer common job interview questions. So I'm going to break it down so you know what to expect when you have that job interview in English, maybe for the first time, or maybe you've already had a couple of interviews in English but you just want to improve your performance. So let's start by talking about before the interview. So when you get there, there's always, like, that bit of small talk. Maybe you find it awkward, maybe you're a pro at small talk, but I thought I'd just give you some phrases so that you've got something to say, at least. So, when you get there, it's polite to say something like: "Thanks for inviting me to interview." If you feel like initiating small talk, you could say something like: "Is the position based in this office?" or "building", wherever you are. You might also want to say: "Oh, how many people work here?" Just sort of general things, nothing personal going on there. Or you might make an observation about what you see about the building or the workplace. You could say: "The offices are impressive." Now, clearly, if the building isn't very nice, and there isn't anything remarkable about it, then I probably wouldn't say something like this. It's better to make no observation than say one that's not true, or one that sounds a bit strange because the place is a real dump. You don't want to say it's great in your phrase. But maybe the area's nice, so then you could say: "What a great location!" This is an exclamation. You say it with some kind of enthusiasm. Or you might say, as you're walking to the interview room: "Ah, I see you have an open plan office." That means where everybody works together in the same room. Or you might say: "I see you have a staff canteen." That's where you get your food. Okay? So, all suggestions for general small talk. The interviewer may, however, initiate small talk with you, in which case, general things they like to talk about in England... Our... Our favourite topics of small talk are the weather, so you could say something like: "It's chilly today." That means it's a bit cold. Or mild. "Mild" is... "Mild" is when the weather is better than you would expect for that time of year. So if it's winter and it's mild, it's not as cold as you would expect it to be. Yep. So we love to talk about the weather, you know that about British people. Did you also know we like to talk about the traffic or the tube delays and things like that? So, perhaps they'll say: "How was the traffic? How was your journey here?" You can tell them about your journey. Say: -"Oh, it wasn't bad." -"How was your journey?" -"Not bad." That means it was okay. Or you could say: "It didn't take me too long." It didn't take me too long. Now, just a tip: You don't want to say: "It was a nightmare; it took me hours", because they'll probably want to employ someone who can get to the job easily.
Indian speaking Arabic in 10 different accents part 2 - هندي يتكلم عربي في ١٠ لهجات مختلفة
 
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Hello everyone! And as promised, here is the 2nd version of me speaking Arabic in 10 different accents (corrected). I have also added Algerian and Moroccan this time. Feel free to put down your opinions in the comments section below. For any questions or inquiries, follow on Facebook and send a message - https://www.facebook.com/AhmadAlKaashekh Snapchat: ahmadalkaashekh Instagram: ahmadalkaashekh
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Business Presentation Tips - The Top 8 Business Presentation Skills
 
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Business Presentation Tips - The Top 8 Business Presentation Skills Tips to Improve Your Public Speaking Skills - Learn How to Boost Your Business Presentation Learn business presentation tips for public speaking like you've never seen before in this business presentation skills course. Watch Jason Teteak - a Public Speaking Coach, TEDx Speaker and Best Selling author - as he models the exact techniques needed to deliver an effective business presentation. The better your Presentation skills are the more Effective your Public Speaking will be. Get the public speaking tips you've been missing and make your next business presentation a success! Visit https://ruletheroompublicspeaking.com to sign up for one of Jason’s training programs and learn how to always Rule the Room! Click here to get a copy of Jason's book 'Rule The Room': https://www.amazon.com/Rule-Room-Comprehensive-Successful-Presentation/dp/1614486131/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1451526973&sr=8-1&keywords=rule+the+room
Views: 399050 Rule The Room
Chairing a meeting
 
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Watch and practice how to run a staff meeting:) (OUP property)
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