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Learn English – How to say ‘GO AWAY’ in 12 ways (2) Language, speaking & conversation full course

Learn English – How to say ‘GO AWAY’ in 12 ways (2) Language, speaking & conversation full course

‘Out’ is actually a very useful word that you can use on its own to express this idea. ‘Out!’ ‘You! Out’. Bad student. Out of the class! Run along now will you! This is a typical word that my school Read more…


Learn English – How to say ‘YES’ in 10 fun ways (1) – Language, speaking and conversation practice.

Learn English – How to say ‘YES’ in 10 fun ways (1) – Language, speaking and conversation practice.

A very good evening to you students. It’s wonderful to have the pleasure of your company once again. Today I am going to say ‘Yes’. Today we are looking at the word yes and we will study some of the Read more…


Learn English – 10 Crazy Ways to Say ‘YES’ (2) – Language, speaking and conversation practice.

Learn English – 10 Crazy Ways to Say ‘YES’ (2)  – Language, speaking and conversation practice.

A very good international… a very typically American expression would be ‘Sure’. ‘Hey, can I get one of those? ‘Sure!’ ‘Sure’ basically means ‘yes’ and softens up the way you speak. If you went to a restaurant and needed a Read more…


The /i:/ Sound

The /i:/ Sound

This is the /i:/ sound. As in the words: be /biː/ me /miː/ need /niːd/ It is a Vowel sound and it’s technical name is the ‘Close Front Unrounded Vowel’. Remember that the key to pronunciation s physical and the Read more…


The /n/ Sound

The /n/ Sound

Hi there. This is the /n/ sound, as in the word “and” in and not. This is a sound from the Single Consonants group. The /n/ sound is called the “alveolar nasal,” which means that you put your tongue against Read more…


Pronunciation is Physical: Diphthongs

Pronunciation is Physical: Diphthongs

Hi there, this is a quick video to look at the diphthong sounds. I am Colin Munro and this is the English Language Club. Remember pronunciation is physical and the important thing to remember with the diphthongs is that they Read more…


Places and Manners of Articulation

Places and Manners of Articulation

So let’s talk about your mouth. Have you ever really thought about your mouth? Because it’s pretty amazing. People have got all these articulators, all these moving parts, that work together to make the huge variety of sounds that we Read more…


Hardest Language to Learn

Hardest Language to Learn

[1960s movie music] What is the hardest language to learn? There’s no real answer to this question but some people say that — at least for English speakers — Chinese is the hardest. For one thing, it has tones so Read more…


Transfer in Second Language Acquisition

Transfer in Second Language Acquisition

So let’s talk about moving. It’s a real challenge to get all of your stuff from one place to another. The thing is, even if you decide to leave lots of junk behind, one thing you’re always stuck with is Read more…


The Language Sounds That Could Exist, But Don’t

English spelling is a mess. O-u-g-h becomes different sounds in enough, cough, plough, hiccough, although, thought, and thoroughly. Part of the reason for that is that English has so many loan words whose pronunciations got either maintained or approximated. Some Read more…