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The Fascinating History of HELLO & the 8 MEANINGS you Need to Know.
The Fascinating History of HELLO & the 8 MEANINGS you Need to Know.

Good day. In this video we are going to look at the surprisingly interesting history of the word HELLO. This word has as least 8 meanings and what it means depends on how you pronounce it. We'll look at all the different meaning plus a look at the early history of the telephone when Alexander Graham...

ZERO, FIRST AND SECOND CONDITIONALS a Pig & the Worst Ukulele Player in the World
ZERO, FIRST AND SECOND CONDITIONALS a Pig & the Worst Ukulele Player in the World

In this video we look at how to use the zero, first and second conditionals in English. The explanation is helped by a little British pig. We look at how to use each conditional. We explain how to form them and give an example for each conditional. An explanation of the third conditional will be i...

How to answer TELL ME ABOUT YOURSELF interview question
How to answer TELL ME ABOUT YOURSELF interview question

Learn how to prepare for the job interview question "tell me about yourself" with these top tips. The TELL ME ABOUT YOURSELF question is often the first to be asked at an interview and you need to get the answer right in order to give a good impression right from the start. We've got some general ...

HOW TO USE THE PAST PERFECT TENSE
HOW TO USE THE PAST PERFECT TENSE

In this video we explain how to use the PAST PERFECT in English. We'll look at how it is formed, some examples, some tricks on when to use it. We'll also look at some common mistakes with the past perfect tense especially compared to the past simple. Finally, we'll look at some advanced used of t...

How to use: ALSO, TOO, AS WELL (AS) and IN ADDITION TO correctly
How to use: ALSO, TOO, AS WELL (AS) and IN ADDITION TO correctly

In this English grammar video (filmed on the streets of Minsk, Belarus) we look at adverbs of addition ALSO, TOO, AS WELL (AS) and IN ADDITION TO. In it we will explain the main points (some of which you might know already) and we'll look and some more advanced structures too. If you like this f...

REALLY USEFUL Phrasal Verbs with BE
REALLY USEFUL Phrasal Verbs with BE

Here are some really useful phrasal verbs (and idioms and adjectives) with the verb TO BE. Phrasal verbs are often confusing and this is especially true of those with the verb TO BE. It's important that you understand them and, with some practice you can use them too. This video was recorded in on...

How Good Does your English Pronunciation need to be: The 80/20 Rule
How Good Does your English Pronunciation need to be: The 80/20 Rule

Do you want to lose your accent? Is your aim to sound like a native English speaker? Or are you happy if you can just communicate in English. In this video we answer a common question. How good does your pronunciation need to be? We also look at the 80/20 rule (also known as the Pareto principle) a...

What is the plural of YOU in English?
What is the plural of YOU in English?

In modern English we only have on form of YOU for singular, plural and for polite and familiar usage. It didn't use to be like that. Historically we had THOU and THEE for second person singular but these form are obsolete. So how do we make a plural YOU in English . We'll look at the 3 ways in stand...

How to INSTANTLY sound like a NATIVE SPEAKER and be more PERSUASIVE with MILD SWEARING
How to INSTANTLY sound like a NATIVE SPEAKER and be more PERSUASIVE with MILD SWEARING

Here's a little psychological trick to sound more persuasive Use "mild swearing": It has been proven by a study by the University of Illinois that when you use it you will sound more persuasive and more convincing to your listeners. So whether it be in your private or professional life this psychol...

All about PHRASAL VERBS and HOW TO LEARN THEM
All about PHRASAL VERBS and HOW TO LEARN THEM

In this video we explain everything you need to know about phrasal verbs and how to really learn them. With lots of examples of phrasal verbs and definitions. We'll look at the difficulties that English learners face when learning phrasal verbs and the best approach. This video came about as a res...

101 Really Useful PHRASAL VERBS: intermediate and advanced
101 Really Useful PHRASAL VERBS: intermediate and advanced

Learn 101 phrasal verbs in 15 minutes each. For each one you'll get a definition and an example of usage. No time wasting, no waffle just lots of really useful phrasal verbs to help you improve your English vocabulary and comprehension. This video But be careful some phrasal verbs can have multiple...

9 Clichés about LONDON (& UK) that are NOT True
9 Clichés about LONDON (& UK) that are NOT True

It's rainy, it's expensive, we drink tea at 5pm and we love the royal family and the food is bad. These are some of the clichés about London that I hear every day as an English teacher currently living in France (and having worked in many different places). Are they really true? Today we go beyond...

Have you got a problem with your English? What you need to know
Have you got a problem with your English? What you need to know

Do you sometimes say to yourself. "I've got a problem with my English" In this video we look at why we say this and how to overcome negative thoughts about learning English and studying in general Intermediate and advanced English lessons with subtitles on our youtube channel. Brought to you by Let...

The Present Perfect Continuous
The Present Perfect Continuous

In this video we look at the present perfect continuous tense in English (also called the present perfect progressive) we'll look at how you use it, in which situations and compare it to the present perfect and the present continuous. After this video you'll know it perfectly We also have made a vi...

5 GRAMMAR MISTAKES  you didn't know you were making
5 GRAMMAR MISTAKES you didn't know you were making

Here are 5 extremely common grammar mistakes than English learners make. Be careful if you are translating from your own language because sometimes we say things very differently in English. So you'll learn the difference between "swimming" and "go swimming", when NOT to use YES and NO in English. H...

When to use LESS and when to use FEWER  | Two Minute Grammar
When to use LESS and when to use FEWER | Two Minute Grammar

In this video we will look at the difference between LESS and FEWER. in English. This is a piece of grammar that even native English spearkers can't agree on. If you don't know FEWER (and FEWEST) you should definitely learn how to do so. In this video we'll show you how. Intermediate and advanced...

5 English GRAMMAR points you are (probably) getting WRONG
5 English GRAMMAR points you are (probably) getting WRONG

Are you making these 5 grammar mistakes in English? Take the test in our video and see how you do. I've been teaching English for 15 years and these are some of the most common English grammar mistakes I hear. So If you don't know what a compound adjective is, when to use SO and SUCH when to use ...

PARIS to LONDON special | English class on the Eurostar: RATHER, RATHER THAN, WOULD RATHER
PARIS to LONDON special | English class on the Eurostar: RATHER, RATHER THAN, WOULD RATHER

We look at when to use WOULD RATHER and when to use PREFER. When to use RATHER THAN (similar to instead of) and how RATHER is used as an adverb of degree (similar to quite, fairly, pretty) as well as other uses of RATHER in English. This is a special edition of LetThemTalk as it was recorded on th...

When to use IF and when to use WHETHER  | Two Minute Grammar
When to use IF and when to use WHETHER | Two Minute Grammar

Do you get confused with when to use IF and WHETHER in English. If you do you everything will be explained here and in just two minutes! This is another episode in our 2 minute grammar series. Intermediate and advanced English lessons with subtitles on our youtube channel. Brought to you by LetTh...

PAST MODALS: Might've, Could've, Should've, Would've, Must've....
PAST MODALS: Might've, Could've, Should've, Would've, Must've....

In this video you will learn all the grammar about past modals MIGHT'VE, COULD'VE, WOULD'VE, MUST'VE, SHOULD'VE, MAY HAVE. We'll look at how to use them in different situations such as speculating about the past, talking about certainty, obligation, past conditionals past recommendations and critic...

What's the difference between LAY and LIE?  | Two Minute Grammar
What's the difference between LAY and LIE? | Two Minute Grammar

Watch this video to know (in about 2 minutes) the difference between TO LAY and TO LIE (there are 2 verbs TO LIE in fact). These words that are often confused even by native English speakers. Improve your English grammar with this short videos series. Intermediate and advanced English lessons with...

Modal verbs MAY and MIGHT: EVERYTHING you need to know
Modal verbs MAY and MIGHT: EVERYTHING you need to know

In this video will will look a the Modal verbs MAY and MIGHT (for the present and future). You can use MAY and MIGHT - to talk about possibility and probability but also to speculate about situations, to politely refuse and offer and to gentry criticize someone. We'll show you how with examples and ...

10 ESSENTIAL English Expressions
10 ESSENTIAL English Expressions

Today we've got 10 useful English expressions and idioms that you can use every day. If you're learning English you need to learn some expressions and idioms. But don't try and learn every expression there is. Even native speakers don't know them all of course not. Instead build up a toolbox of use...

How Long does it take to become FLUENT in English?: The 10,000 hour rule
How Long does it take to become FLUENT in English?: The 10,000 hour rule

In this video we look at the truth about learning English and how long it takes. We look at the 10,000 hour rule discussed in detail by Malcolm Gladwell in his book: "Outliers: The story of Success". Is it true? Does it really take 10,000 hours or are there any shortcuts. How much is hard work? How ...