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Articles -  a, an & the  -  English Grammar lesson
 
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Articles - a, an & the - English Grammar lesson Take the quiz - http://www.learnex.in/articles-a-an-the/ The 3 articles in English are a, an and the. The learner has to decide noun-by-noun which one of the articles to use. In fact, there are 4 choices to make, because sometimes no article is necessary. Native-speakers, of course, use the articles correctly without thinking. English learners, on the other hand, need to have some guidelines for making the right choice - particularly those learners whose own language does not have articles. The guidelines that follow in this lesson should help ESL students to a basic understanding of English article use. The words a, an and the are known as articles. • We use an before words that begin with vowels (a,e,i,o,u). E.g. I found an orange boat. However there are few exceptions like the words honest and hour. In the words honest and hour the alphabet h is silent and therefore the letter o becomes the first alphabet of the word and hence we use the article an. E.g. Mr. Smith is an honest man. I will be with you in an hour. We use a before words that begin with consonants (all the letters of the alphabet except the vowels). E.g. Bumble is a baby elephant. • We use the before words that we have already spoken about. E.g. I bought an apple. The apple is very sweet.
A, AN, THE - Articles in English
 
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http://www.engvid.com/ 'I saw A movie last night' or 'I saw THE movie last night'? A, AN, and THE are called articles and they can be very confusing. Learn exactly when and how to use articles in English in this important grammar lesson! http://www.engvid.com/a-an-the-articles-in-english/
A, AN, THE - Articles in English
 
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Today's question from a student asks about the definite article "THE" and when we use them with plural nouns. You're welcome to share this video on your website or use it in classes and show it to your students! Happy learning!
How to teach articles to your ESL students
 
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In this video, Chris from www.off2class.com shows you how to teach articles to your ESL students using the lessons found on Off2Class. Off2Class is the toolkit for ESL teachers, and contains over 800 ready to teach lessons, a comprehensive placement test, and student management features. This is a companion video to this blog post: https://blog.off2class.com/how-to-teach-articles-esl-students-2/
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Articles - 'a', 'an' and 'the' | English Grammar
 
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Learn when and how to use the articles 'a', 'an' and 'the' in this English grammar lesson. We will end the lesson with a gap-filling exercise, so you can test your understanding. Let us know how you did in the comments. For more help with learning and practising English, visit our website: http://anglo-link.com Facebook: http://facebook.com/AngloLink Twitter: http://twitter.com/AngloLink Good Luck!
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Articles (a, an, the) - Lesson 1 - 7 Rules For Using Articles Correctly - English Grammar
 
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In this lesson, learn the 7 rules for using articles in English correctly. Also see - MOST COMMON MISTAKES IN ENGLISH & HOW TO AVOID THEM: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1Dax90QyXgI&list=PLmwr9polMHwsR35rD9spEhjFUFa7QblF9 For more FREE English lessons, SUBSCRIBE to this channel. Transcript: Hello and welcome. In this lesson, I will teach you the seven rules that you need to know for using articles in English correctly. Articles are the words ‘a’, ‘an’, and ‘the’. There is a final quiz at the end of the lesson for you to test your understanding. OK, the first rule is about where to use ‘a’ and where to use ‘an’. So rule number one is use ‘a’ before a consonant sound, and ‘an’ before a vowel sound. So in all of these words – you see that they start with a consonant sound. Cat starts with /k/, dog starts with /d/, boy with /b/, girl with /g/, house with /h/ and tree with /t/. So we say ‘a cat’, ‘a dog’, ‘a boy’, ‘a girl’, ‘a house’, ‘a tree’ etc. Notice that in natural speech, we don’t say ‘a’, we say ‘uh’ – like ‘a cat’. In this next set of words, you see that, they all start with a vowel sound – apple starts with /ae/, engineer starts with /e/, ice-cream with /ai/, old with /o/, umbrella with /uh/. So we say ‘an apple’, ‘an engineer’, ‘an ice-cream cone’, ‘an old womman’, ‘an umbrella’ and so on. In speech, we don’t say ‘an’, we say /ən/. Let’s do a small exercise. You see ten items on the screen. For each one, I want you to say if you would use ‘a’ or ‘an’ before it. Stop the video, think about it, then play the video again and check. OK here are the answers. Did you get them all right? I want to focus on items number seven to ten because these are a little tricky. Number seven is ‘a university’ because even though ‘university’ starts with the letter ‘u’ the first sound of the word is not a vowel sound. We don’t say /ooniversity/. We say /yoo-nə- vər-si-ty/ so that first sound is a /y/ sound, which a consonant sound, so we say ‘a university.’ Number eight is similar. The word ‘European’ starts with a /y/ sound, so ‘a European tour.’ In number nine, the spelling has an ‘h’ at the start but that ‘h’ is silent. We don’t say /hau-ər/, we say /au-ər/. The first sound is an /au/ sound which is a vowel sound, so this is ‘an hour’. In the same way, in number ten, we say MA. ‘M’ starts with an /e/ sound which is again a vowel sound, so ‘an MA in English’. OK let’s move on to rule number two: Use ‘a’ and ‘an’ ONLY with singular, countable nouns. We say that a noun is countable if we can count it – one, two, three, four etc. All of these words on the screen are countable. We can say one elephant, three cars, ten teachers, five hundred onions and so on. Now if you talk about one person or thing, like one elephant or one car, then that’s called a singular noun and if you say ten teachers or five hundred onions, those are called plural nouns. Uncountable nouns cannot be counted in this way. Nouns like water, sugar, milk, love, anger, knowledge are some examples. If you think about it, you cannot say “I drank four waters” or “I want eight milks”. To a person, you can say “I love you” but you can’t say “I have five loves for you” – that doesn’t make any sense. So these are all uncountable. Alright, so the rule is - you can only use ‘a’ and ‘an’ if you’re talking about one person or one thing. Let’s do another quick exercise. Here are ten items again. This time, you see ‘a’ or ‘an’ before the nouns, but some of these are wrong. They should NOT have ‘a’ or ‘an’ before them. Stop the video, identify the mistakes, then play the video again and check. OK, here are the answers. Number three is wrong because ‘shirts’ is a plural and you cannot use ‘a’ or ‘an’ before a plural noun. Number five is wrong because ‘happiness’ is uncountable, so again, ‘a’ or ‘an’ cannot be used there. The same goes for number six – water is uncountable. Number nine is wrong because ‘doctors’ is a plural – you can say ‘a doctor’ but not ‘a doctors’. And finally, in number ten, advice is an uncountable noun – so you cannot ask for ‘an advice’. Now a quick note here: the article ‘the’ can be used with all kinds of nouns – singular or plural countable nouns, and uncountable nouns. OK, so let’s now talk about how to choose between ‘a’ or ‘an’ and ‘the’. Here’s rule number three: Use ‘a’ or ‘an’ to talk about a person or thing unknown to your listener. And use ‘the’ to talk about a person or thing known to your listener. For example, “My sister has two computers: a PC and a laptop. The PC is quite old but the laptop is brand new.” I say ‘a PC’ and ‘a laptop’ because that’s the first time I’m mentioning the two computers. That is, until this point, they are unknown to you, the listener.
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English Articles  -  3 Simple Rules To Fix Common Grammar Mistakes & Errors
 
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Grab the short course for $1! 👇👇👇 Stop making the 10 most common Mistakes English Learners Make! https://www.mmmenglish.com/grammar-challenge/ In this course you’ll practise what you learned in this lesson about English articles with quizzes and worksheets. PLUS, there are 9 more grammar lessons and quizzes to help you practise! This lesson will teach you three simple rules to help you to use English articles better. I KNOW this is a lesson that you need to watch because articles are one of the most complicated parts of English grammar! There are lots of rules and lots of exceptions for using English articles, so in this lesson, I've tried to explain it more clearly for you. There are three English articles - a, an and the. It is also possible to have no article. Using each of these articles changes the meaning of your sentence. Even though articles are a challenging part of speaking English, they are a really important part of English! They give information about the noun they come before. Using articles incorrectly can make your sentences confusing or sound strange! To improve your English fluency and sound more natural you need to use English articles well. To get better exam results, you need to improve the way you use articles - especially in your writing tests! I hope these three simple rules will help you to do that! Read the full transcript to this video on my blog: https://www.mmmenglish.com/2017/07/19/using-english-articles-3-simple-rules-fix-common-grammar-mistakes-errors/ mmmEnglish RECOMMENDS: Grammarly Grammar Checker can help you to use articles better - Get the Grammarly Grammar Checker FREE when you use this link: https://grammarly.go2cloud.org/SHp9 Rype - Where Busy People Practice English with real English teachers: https://www.rypeapp.com/ref/mmmEnglish/ English Listening Practice - Try Audible for FREE! http://www.audibletrial.com/mmmEnglish Improve your English pronunciation and speaking skills by practicing with the mmmEnglish Imitation Technique! (SERIES 1) Storytelling: https://www.mmmenglish.com/imitation/ (SERIES 2) Describing people's personality and behaviour: https://www.mmmenglish.com/imitation-2 CONTACT mmmEnglish: mmmEnglish Website: http://bit.ly/mmmEnglish Find me on Facebook: http://bit.ly/mmmEnglishFB Find me on Instagram: http://bit.ly/mmmEnglishInsta Ladies Facebook Group http://bit.ly/LadiesLoveEnglish TweetMe on Twitter: http://bit.ly/TweetMmmEnglish Music Credit: Crimson Fly - Huma-Huma: https://youtu.be/qpxhgby-ONI
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For ESL students How to approach reading an article  TOEFL and College prep
 
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This is series 2 video 1 from the AcademicEnglishAcademy.com This is the reading series and this first video discusses how to approach reading an article to improve your reading comprehension. This video uses guided reading questions to focus your reading and the best way to learn and really remember new vocabulary words.
How to use articles 'a', 'an', and 'the' in English?  - Basic English Grammar lesson
 
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How to use articles 'a', 'an', and 'the' in English? - Basic English Grammar lesson English articles ("a", "an", and "the") come before nouns. They help to communicate which thing you're talking about, similar to words like "this", "my", and "all". And they're confusing to a lot of English learners. Articles are really, really hard! If your native language doesn't use articles, they can be really confusing. The truth is, you might never completely master articles. Most non-native English speakers don't, even know if they're quite fluent and have spoken English for a very long time. That's mostly OK. Mistakes with articles don't usually get in the way of communication. Your listeners or readers will usually be able to figure out what you mean by guessing whether you meant "a thing" or "the thing". So while you should try to improve your skill with articles, you shouldn't worry much about them. This video lesson by Niharika will clear your basic doubts for using articles correctly.
Household Appliances and Equipment Vocabulary in English | Home Objects for Kids
 
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ESL 5: Finding Online Articles on a Particular Subject
 
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How to find journal articles in your field. Especially for students in ESL 500 and 501.
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Language Art Games for Primary School : Teaching Language Arts & More
 
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Subscribe Now: http://www.youtube.com/subscription_center?add_user=ehow Watch More: http://www.youtube.com/ehow Language arts games for primary school are a great way to introduce kids to topics that may seem more advanced. Find out about language arts games for primary school with help from an education director at Aspen Learning in this free video clip. Expert: Tenley Hardin Contact: limitlessheart.com/ Bio: Tenley Hardin has a Bachelor of Theatre Arts from the University of Michigan (2001) and a Master of Arts in English from Belmont University (2005). Filmmaker: Nicholas Wilson Series Description: Language arts is very important for elementary school kids, high school kids and everyone in between. Learn about language arts and teaching with help from an education director at Aspen Learning in this free video series.
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How to write an Article (Cambridge First, Advanced; Blogs)
 
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Article writing is a very different style of writing and requires a different approach from the essay. In this lesson, we look at how to write for the Cambridge tests, as well as how to write for the web, including blogs and newsletters. Find out how to use a more playful language to capture a reader’s attention. Need ideas for your essays? Check out our ideas e-book: http://bit.ly/2RIhBjz Find more writing tips at https://writetotop.com/ Want more great videos to help you pass the IELTS or TOEFL Writing Section? Support Write to the Top: https://writetotop.com/product/support-us/ https://paypal.me/writetotop
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As Tsunami Robbed Life... (NY TIMES article-reading for ESL students)
 
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Reading this ESL article to my students. http://www.nytimes.com/2011/03/24/world/asia/24burial.html?src=me As Tsunami Robbed Life, It Also Robs Rite of Death 1. neither the time or the place/not the time or the place: (set) It is neither the time or the place (for jokes). 2. a proper goodbye: a real complete goodbye. 3. homely: ugly 4. to house: to hold 5. an incinerator: a burner 6. to sunder: to destroy 7. raw: rough 8. wind-whipped: experiencing strong wind 9. a procession: a slow march 10. a trench: a ditch, a furrow, 溝 11. to partition: to separate 12. plywood: cheap thin wood glued together 13. rude: a) impolite, b) shocking, c) crude, d) socially incorrect 14. to shoulder: to carry, to bear 15. unbearable: unable to stand, 耐えられない 16. to fall to sb: to be sb's duty or job 17. poignant: touching 18. much less (set): Ex: He can't read hiragana, much less kanji., I can't run 1 kilometer, much less a full marathon. 19. a furrow: a trench, a ditch 20. cremation: 火葬, to cremate:火葬する, crematory: 火葬場 21. universal: common everywhere 22. a rite: a ritual 23. elaborate: complicated, sophisticated 24. to be rooted in st: to become firmly established, settled, or entrenched. 25. to collide: to crash, to conflict 26. rural: country 27. to presume: to think st 28. aging: old and getting older 29. to accommodate: to fit 30. but: only 31. concerned: worried 32. to decompose: to rot 33. reluctantly: to do st with feelings of hesitation 34. to resort to noun/verbing: to do st that you did not want to do but you must do because of the situation 35. to follow suit: to do the same 36. to secure: to get, to acquire 37. a mourner: a person who grieves or shows sadness when someone else dies 38. to inter: to bury, an interment: a burial 土葬, 埋葬 39. diverse: mixed 40. an evacuee:避難者 41. clad in: dressed in 42. to flee: to run away 43. dress: clothes 44. a template: a pattern 45. wrenching: very sad 46. to vary: to change 47. wife of seven years: wife for seven years 48. a matter of st: 《a ~》~の問題、およそ~、せいぜい~くらいのところ 49. stranded: left somewhere and unable to get home or to a safe place. Example: My car broke down, stranding me in the country. 50. to contain: to control, to hold in 51. the dread: a feeling of fear and desperation or sadness 52. fate: result 53. to immerse oneself: to bury oneself 54. to ferry sb: to carry sb 55. to be swept away:ながされる 56. portable: st that can be moved 57. incense: お香 58. to shield: to protect 59. a coffin/a casket: 棺桶 60. military precision: very exact timing 61. a salute: a military type greeting 62. a bureaucracy: the non-elected government (workers) 63. to imbue: to inspire 64. on cue: at a signaled time 65. to shepherd: to guide 66. compressed: pressed 67. to regard: to think of 68. essential: things you must have 69. gear: stuff, tools, special clothing etc. 70. the afterlife: heaven, etc. 71. upright: vertically, in a standing position 72. to wrestle: to struggle 73. presence: existence, 気配, 存在すること 74. on the cusp of: almost 75. trappings of life: things we need in this life, 人生[生活]を彩るもの (irodorumono)
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English for Hong Kong School Students - How to use Articles?  Part 1
 
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Author : John Learn how to use articles (a, an, the) with different nouns. Nouns include common nouns, abstract nouns, phrases and idioms, collective nouns, and generalization of nouns. http://www.pmptrain.com
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ESLgold Articles Video
 
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In the new ESLgold.com Articles video ESL students will learn about referring to articles in English properly. ESLgold.com is the world's largest repository of ESL learning resources, including, videos, examples, quizzes, tests, and tools. Visit www.ESLgold.com today and start learning English faster and easier than ever before!
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Tokyo  Remains  Top  Gourmet  City (Reading article for ESL students)
 
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http://japantoday.com/category/national/view/tokyo-remains-top-gourmet-city-in-michelin-guide
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8 English Grammar Mistakes Even Advanced Students Make
 
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Advanced English Grammar Course: http://www.espressoenglish.net/advanced-english-grammar-course I see this problem in a lot of more experienced English learners: Their written English might be 90% fine, but there are still some small errors. These mistakes don't affect communication... but of course we still want to correct them! In today's lesson, I'll teach you 8 common English grammar mistakes with examples from real students of mine. Are you an upper-intermediate or advanced student, and do you want to make sure your written English is completely correct? If so, then you would definitely benefit from my Advanced English Grammar Course. It has 45 lessons that cover many aspects of English grammar in depth, with plenty of examples. But what really makes it special is the writing task in each lesson, where you have the opportunity to send me your writing for correction and feedback. You can click here to learn more about the course, see the lesson list, and take some free samples: http://www.espressoenglish.net/advanced-english-grammar-course
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Creating a News Report
 
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This video is about Creating a News Report
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Renho Apologizes - Reading article for ESL students
 
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http://tinyurl.com/25eva3g Japan minister apologizes for modeling inside Diet By MARI YAMAGUCHI (AP) -- 3 days ago TOKYO — A Japanese Cabinet minister apologized Friday for posing inside parliament for high-fashion photographs that opposition conservatives criticized as extravagant and a possible breach of rules. The six-page spread in November's Vogue Nippon shows Government Revitalization Minister Renho wearing designer dresses in photos taken inside the Diet building this summer. "If the location of the photo shoot was inappropriate or has caused concerns, that was not my intention," Renho told a televised news conference Friday. "I apologize straightforwardly." Renho, who uses just one name, said her intention was to get more people interested in politics and that she obtained permission for the photo session from the secretariat of the upper house, of which she is a member. However, the way she appeared in the magazine "does not seem to fit the claimed purpose," an upper house spokesman said on condition of anonymity, citing the sensitivity of the issue. "The problem is how she is presented." Photography inside parliament is permitted only for activities related to parliamentary affairs, and personal advertising and commercial activities are not allowed, he said. The upper house rules and administration committee is still investigating if Renho breached regulations and should be punished. The official said the committee is also considering tightening parliamentary photography guidelines. "It's outrageous that a minister who has boasted of taking the people's perspective and eliminating wasteful use of their tax money is wearing such (expensive) dresses," opposition lawmaker Ichita Yamamoto said. Renho was also verbally reprimanded by senior members of her own party, said Yuichiro Hata, parliamentary affairs chairman for the ruling Democratic Party. In one photo, she stands against a marble railing, dressed in a white jacket with a big collar, a white mini skirt and black boots — all from Valentino, with the price of each item listed on the same page and totaling more than 1.31 million yen ($16,000.) In another photo, she is wearing a Giorgio Armani red jacket and a black skirt priced at 294,000 yen ($3,585) and 378,000 yen ($4,600) respectively. The Japanese offices of Vogue declined to comment. A second-term lawmaker in the upper house, Renho won a reputation for toughness by grilling bureaucrats during televised showdowns over government-funded projects seen as money-wasters, and became the youngest member of the Cabinet. While at college in Tokyo, she won a contract to model in ads for an audio company. She then appeared in TV variety shows and became a talk show host and newscaster. She moved to Beijing to study Chinese in 1995 and was elected to the upper house in 2004. Copyright © 2010 The Associated Press. All rights reserved.
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Articles and Nouns "A / THE / S" - A UVic Writing Centre video
 
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This video helps writers and ESL EFL students learn when to use a, the, or s with nouns. Follow us on Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/UVicTWC Our website: http://ltc.uvic.ca/servicesprograms/twc.php Articles and nouns PDF: http://ltc.uvic.ca/servicesprograms/documents/ARTICLESHANDOUT.pdf Our blog: http://uvictwc.wordpress.com/ Resources: http://ltc.uvic.ca/servicesprograms/Resources.php Filmed using equipment from the UVic Libraries Music and Media Desk. Edited in Camtasia Studio 8 Footage from Prelinger Archives. Some images from Google images licensed for reuse and distribution
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Instantly improve your English with 3 easy words!
 
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Improve how you sound in English by mastering when these three words are used! I've met thousands of English learners at all levels. Most of them, even the advanced students, make mistakes with the words "a", "the", and "to". These are some of the most common words we use, so in this lesson I'm going to teach you how we use these words. I don't want to look just at grammar; I want you to understand these words and why we use them. If you're an advanced English student, this will be a great review for you. If you're a beginner, try to understand this and save yourself years of English mistakes. TAKE THE QUIZ: https://www.engvid.com/instantly-improve-your-english-with-3-easy-words/ TRANSCRIPT Doo-doo-doo-doo-doo-doo-doo-doo. The things I do for love. There's not a thing... Hi. James from engVid. Today's lesson is about instantly improving. Now, I know... "Instant", what does that mean? People say it all the time. I want to show you a little trick that will make your English sound better instantly, and I will give you a technique that you can use after to help practice this. What I have found are students have a mistake or make a mistake when they drop these three words, and because of that I know you're not a native speaker. But today I'm going to address that, show you the three words... Okay? Explain why, and then I will give you a technique that you can use at home soon as you go back over this video or any video to practice it, and you will get instantly better. 10-20%. Okay? Want to know what I'm talking about? Let's go to the board and look at something you've learned, but today you're going to understand. You ready? So, Mr. E said: "Which three words can help you sound like a native speaker?" I'm going to help you a little bit by doing this, and then we're going to go to the board. The words I'm talking about, and you might not consider them words but they are words are: "a" or "an"... Okay, and I consider that one word because it's modified. Right? "The" and "to". Of course you're going to say: "Yeah, James, we know all these. We learned this at beginner, so how does that instantly help me improve my English?" The problem is this: When a person knows something they will talk, when they understand they will change their behaviour or they will use the information. Many students know about articles and the preposition "to", but they actually don't use them in sentences. Many times I've heard students go... Say: "I need to go work tonight." Soon as you say that I know you're not a native speaker. Or if they say: "I bought car yesterday" or "I bought food..." Not "some food". "I bought apple yesterday at the store." I'm like: "A-... You mean an apple, right?" They don't think to say it, because they know: "Teacher, you know what I'm saying." And I go: "Yeah, I know what you're saying, but the way you said it I know English is not your first language." So what I want to do is get you to come back to understanding, not just knowing why these words are important, the fact that, especially with the articles we're going to talk about, they are in most of the sentences. You can almost not get by a sentence without using them. So let's go to the board and take a look. First, what is an article? Well, you'll see an article is the letter "a" or "an". Quickly on that one, "an" is used when we have a vowel sound, sound... Not a... Not just a vowel. So when you say: "A apple", we know "a" and "a" make it difficult for us to actually get it out and for you to understand, so we add: "an" to put a consonant to make it easier for the listener. "I want an apple." Oh, okay, cool. How about "hour"? Teacher, that has an "h" in front of it. I'm like: "Enh?" But we say: "hour", we don't say: "h-our", because with "a" we have to say: "an hour", and that once again tells me one hour. You keep noticing I keep saying "one". I'll explain in a second. Now, this is what we call and indefinite article. I.e. it's not special. When I say to you: "I want a marker", a marker. All right? I'm talking about this. See this? They're all basically the same. I don't care what type of marker. "A" just means generally speaking marker. That's why it's indefinite; it's not special. When we look at the word "the", "the" is special. In this case, when I say to you: "I want the marker", which one do you think I'm talking about? Can you see the difference? Clearly. Even if you don't know, you would look and see four, and see this and go: "He's probably talking about this one." So with a definite article what's happening is someone is being very specific. Well, there are two things. They could say something is special or something is specific. Okay? And here we have definite article is "the". "Tell the man I like him." Okay? "Tell the man", in this case both of us have to know what you're talking about, because if there are 10 men you'll go: "Which man?"
Learn English and Improve Vocabulary through Story: Swan lake (level 1)
 
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A beautiful white swan with a gold crown on its head was swimming there. Ozlowe decided to kill the animal for Prince’s pleasure and shot an arrow. Prince Zigfried tried to stop his servant but it was too late... Now watching video to find out what happen!
Demonstrative Pronouns and Adjectives  - Grammar lesson for ESL students
 
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English Grammar lesson : The correct usage of demonstrative adjectives and pronouns by Rachna
English Grammar Course For Beginners:  Basic English Grammar
 
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Hello here is a great and free English grammar course taught by Esther. Esther is an American teacher from California. It is the best video course for beginner students. Esther teaches English articles, pronouns, prepositions, adjectives, etc. This video is perfect to help you improve your English speaking, listening, writing, and reading. ———————————— Join Us to Support Us! ———————————— https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC_OskgZBoS4dAnVUgJVexcw/join ———————————— Learn English Live Channel ———————————— Learn English with a live teacher NOW! https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCRf7MPcXXdVf546Rrht2HQw ———————————— Check us out! ———————————— Please support us through Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/ShawEnglish Website: http://www.shawenglish.com Official Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/shawenglish/ Learn English With Robin (Facebook Group) https://www.facebook.com/groups/162048911162706/ Learn English With Robin http://shawenglish.com/learn-english-with-robin/ WhatsApp http://shawenglish.com/whatsapp-learn-english-with-robin/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/shawenglishonline/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/ShawEnglishNow Naver Café (네이버 카페): http://cafe.naver.com/shawenglish ———————————— Message from Robin Shaw ———————————— Hello, I am Robin Shaw. Thank you for watching my videos. I’m a Canadian who lives in Korea, but loves to travel to many countries and meet students. I have been an English teacher for almost 20 years. I love teaching students from around the world. Please help and support this channel by subscribing, commenting, sharing, and clicking ‘like’ on my videos. ———————————— My Other Channel ———————————— If you are interested in Korea, this is my other YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/user/ConnectKoreaMedia Website: http://www.connectkorea.com Official Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/connectkorea/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/connectkorea/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/ConnectKoreaNow
Views: 3501413 Shaw English Online
Parts of Speech in English - Grammar Lesson
 
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We look at the eight parts of speech in traditional English grammar. These parts of speech, sometimes called word classes, include: Nouns, Pronouns, Adjectives, Verbs, Adverbs, Prepositions, Conjunctions, and Interjections. We give an explanation of how each word class is used and have included example sentences. For some of the parts of speech we also look at sub-classes such as subject pronouns and possessive pronouns, the different types of adverbs such as adverbs of manner, adverbs of frequency, etc. In the final section, after we give a summary chart, we talk about how some teachers sometimes include a 9th part of speech which can be either Articles or Determiners. Again, we include examples. This ESL video to ideal to give students a general overview of the different parts of speech in English. ENGLISH TEACHER RESOURCE We have Parts of Speech summary charts that can be used in the classroom. They are available here: https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Parts-of-Speech-in-English-ESL-Charts-Word-Classes-3626074
Views: 384324 Woodward English
[Reading article for ESL students] Soccer Nadeshiko Japan make triumphant homecoming
 
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[Reading article for ESL students] Soccer: Nadeshiko Japan make triumphant homecoming NARITA, Japan (Kyodo) -- Japan's women's national team returned home to a heroes' welcome on Tuesday, two days after being crowned world champions for the first time in Germany following a 3-1 penalty shootout win over the United States. Hundreds of fans, many wearing blue national team shirts, and a media throng were at Narita airport to welcome home the players as they filed through the arrivals lounge amid an explosion of camera flashes. Reserve goalkeeper Miho Fukumoto was holding the trophy as the players came through to the arrival area, where they were first greeted with handshakes from Japan Football Association vice president Kozo Tashima and technical director Hiromi Hara. Japan's star player Homare Sawa, the tournament's MVP and Golden Boot winner with five goals, looked relaxed and smiled as she waved to cheering fans. Japan's World Cup victory, the first by an Asian team, is one of the biggest sporting achievements in the country's history and has provided a welcome boost four months after the March 11 earthquake and tsunami that ravaged Japan's northeast coast, triggering an ongoing nuclear crisis. Saki Kumagai completed a fairytale finish with the decisive spot kick in the shootout as Japan stunned favorites the United States after a 2-2 draw in extra time in the final in Frankfurt. The team won the fair play award and also had four players picked for the World Cup all-star squad. A press conference in Tokyo is scheduled for later Tuesday. (Mainichi Japan) July 19, 2011
Views: 686 ActionStudent
In The Bathroom | Basic Vocabulary Practice | ESL | EFL
 
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Hello Everyone! This video is designed for students, teachers and anyone wanting to learn English. My videos are vocabulary-based for conversation practice. Each video is themed to provide context for learning. To insure success, every video is designed with open slots for vocabulary substitution practice. These patterns allow students to practice on their own and teachers can have their class practice together as a group. These videos also work great for icebreakers and class discussions. Please have fun and speak English now! Thank you for your kind support :) Mark Kulek Here is my eBook for 25 Short Simple Conversations Volume One. http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00MT6OZ54 and 25 Short Simple Conversations Volume Two: For those of you who are interested in teaching English to young learners. Please have a look at my blog, Sharing My Whiteboard. http://sharingmywhiteboard.blogspot.jp Thank you for your time.
Views: 69214 Mark Kulek
Summary Writing Introduction - ESL Flipping the Classroom
 
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This is a brief introduction to "summary writing" for my advanced-low Integrated Skills students. This video should be supplemented with an introductory handout about "summary writing" for students to read and review with the video.
Speak to Win American English DVD  ESL Lessons  Lecciones de Inglés Articles "The" Artículos
 
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Buy it here: http://speaktowinae.com/ This lesson is from our Level 1 DVD, with Spanish subtitles, that teaches American English as a second language. Learn to use the articles "a, an, the". This DVD has SPANISH and English subtitles.
Views: 932 SpeakToWinAE
32 Minutes of English Listening Practice for Beginners
 
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This is the best video to get started with English listening comprehension for beginners! Don’t forget to create your free account here https://goo.gl/lcx7m7 to access personalized lessons, tons of video series, wordlists and more! ↓Check how below↓ Step 1: Go to https://goo.gl/lcx7m7 Step 2: Sign up for a Free Lifetime Account - No money, No credit card required Step 3: Achieve Your Learning Goal and master English the fast, fun and easy way! In this video, you’ll challenge your English listening comprehension skills. You will listen to small dialogues for for beginners by English native speakers. This is THE place to start if you want to start learning English, and improve both your listening and speaking skills. Follow and write to us using hashtag #EnglishClass101 - Facebook : https://www.facebook.com/EnglishClass101 - Google Plus : https://plus.google.com/+EnglishClass101 - Twitter : https://twitter.com/EnglishClass101
Environment or The Environment - The - Definite  Articles in English
 
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Environment or The Environment - The - Definite Articles in English - ESL British English Pronunciation A short explanation about definite articles in English. http://www.iswearenglish.com/ https://www.facebook.com/iswearenglish https://twitter.com/iswearenglish https://plus.google.com/+iswearenglish
Views: 537 iswearenglish
Adjectives for Kids | Language Arts Video Lesson
 
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Learn about adjectives in this language arts lesson for kids. There is also a fun kids quiz at the end of the adjectives video, so be sure and pay attention so you are able to get them right! ❤ Homeschool Pop? Join our team and get tattoos here: http://homeschoolpop.com Special thanks to Kanchan Singh for the idea of this adjectives video! Thanks for watching this Homeschool Pop video! Be sure and subscribe for more videos, comment and let us know what you think, and join Team Pop! Adjectives for Kids | Language Arts Video Lesson Adjectives Adjectives for kids language arts video lesson language arts adjectives first grade adjectives second grade adjectives school house rock adjectives song
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Kitchen Vocabulary
 
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Kitchen Vocabulary For Kids to Learn in fun way all kinds of Kitchen tools with pictures, preschool and education video, Great educational video for nursery and preschoolers, cool preschool and kindergarten learning video, teach your children the Kitchen vocabulary and let them improve their vocabulary with YoYoTV. Other learning / vocabulary videos : Games Vocabulary https://youtu.be/6rKoSPnPmP8 Family Vocabulary https://youtu.be/4fMr48POqB8 School Vocabulary https://youtu.be/o6nQQraEN90 pot pan spatula teapot knife spoon fork whisk grater peeler strainer rolling pin measuring cup apron juicer pizza cutter muffin pan mittens blender mixer food processor toaster stove microwave oven refrigerator can jar sponge detergent
Views: 1228891 YoYo TV - ENGLISH
Reading - Intermediate English with Mark #1
 
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Watch this course live for free on YouTube every Tuesday and Friday at 17 00 GMT (17 00 GMT = https://goo.gl/cVKe0m). Become a Premium Subscriber: http://www.smrt.me/smrt/live Premium Subscribers receive: - Two 1-hour lessons per week with a Canadian or American teacher - Video-marked homework & assignments - Quizzes & exams - Official Smrt English Certification - Weekly group video chats In the first Intermediate English with Mark Smrt Live Class, Mark does a reading activity that also focuses on the usage of the three main auxiliary verbs in English. 06:29 - Reading Warm-Up Discussion 34:00 - Pre-Reading Grammar Exercise 46:48 - Reading Activity Join the Facebook group: http://www.facebook.com/groups/leofgroup If you would like to support the stream, you can donate here: https://goo.gl/eUCz92 Learn English with Mark at the Canadian College of English Language! http://www.canada-english.com
Views: 64634 Smrt English
How to annotate text while reading
 
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These 11 annotation techniques will bring your reading comp to the next level!
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How to write a basic paragraph
 
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http://www.engvid.com/ A writing lesson for absolute beginners! Here are four very basic rules you must follow when writing simple paragraphs. Learn the basics -- capitals, indentation, line spacing, and more. Then take the quiz: http://www.engvid.com/how-to-write-a-basic-paragraph/ TRANSCRIPT Hello. Do you know how to write a basic paragraph? This is not only for ESL students. This is for everyone around the world, even if you speak English, even if you don't speak English. This is a very, very beautiful, basic lesson on how to write small, short, beautiful paragraphs. "How to Write a Basic Paragraph". Now, I also want you to be very careful. This is not how to write a 200-word essay for your university exam. We don't have enough time in the world for me to teach you that, and I probably forget. So this is, very simply, how to write a basic English paragraph. One, two, three, four rules. Rule No. 1 is: Indent, indent. What does "indent" mean? Indent, basically, means -- I learned this when I was a child -- you take your finger. You can have a big finger, a small finger -- I don't care. You take your finger or two fingers, and you make a little space like so. This is called an "indentation" or "indent". So "indent" means you leave a space at the very first line of the paragraph. And that's it. You do not leave a space at any other lines in the paragraph, only the first line. So it's very important that you only indent the first line of your paragraph like so. Okay. The next thing that you have to do is you have to use a capital letter at the beginning of every sentence. Now, the word that I've written is "I". Another rule in English is that every single time you write "I", it must be a capital. So I'm going to write an example sentence for you to illustrate what I mean: "I am a teacher." Okay? This is one sentence. So rule No. 3: At the end of my sentence, I must use a period. A "period" is a dot, if you'd like. So "I am a teacher." So what I'm going to do is my next sentence... I'm going to begin it with a capital letter. "My" -- so I want to say, "My name -- My name is Ronnie." So what I've done: Rule No. 1, indent. Rule No. 2, you have to use a capital letter at the beginning of every new sentence. Rule No. 3, you're going to use a period at the end of each sentence so that the person reading your beautiful paragraph knows when to stop and take a break. For example, if I did not have a period here, I'd say, "I'm a teacher my name is Ronnie." You need to break up your ideas. So one sentence has one thought and one period. "I am a teacher. My name is Ronnie." Next one. No. 4. I see this in a lot of students' writing. The two basic things about a paragraph are the form and the content. The form is the most important. The form is the indentation. And don't use point form. Do you know what "point form" is? If you're typing something on Word or on an email, "point form" is also called "bullets", which [makes shooting sounds]. So "bullet" means you would put each new sentence on a new line. So if I was to write this: "I'm a teacher", then I would put my next sentence here. This is not how to make a paragraph. This is "point form". So this is a bad paragraph. What I'm going to do is I'm going to write until I almost reach the end of the page. Don't write past the end of the page because then you're writing on the desk and it gets messy. So "I am a teacher. My name is Ronnie. I live -- so I'm going to use up all of my line until the end -- I live in Canada." What would you like to know about Canada? "Canada is very cold." In the winter. So as you can see by my example, I only stop my sentence at the end of my paper. I don't use each sentence on each line. So four basic things to remember when you're writing a basic English paragraph. The first one is: Indent the first line of your paragraph only. Use a capital letter at the beginning of each new line or each new sentence. And use a period at the end. Also, don't forget: Don't use point form. "I am a teacher. My name is Ronnie. I live in Canada. Canada is very cold. Go to 'Subscribe' on YouTube so you can find more great lessons like this." Goodbye.
Tips for Assessing ELL students
 
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Alfredo Artiles explains that teachers need to assess ELL students over time, in both their languages, and in a variety of performance assessments.
Views: 7275 Teaching Tolerance
What books should I read to improve my English
 
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http://www.engvid.com/ As a teacher, one of the most common questions I receive from students is "What books should I read to improve my English?" In this video, I give a couple of suggestions that you can purchase or find for free online! This video also includes 10 vocabulary words which are featured in the books I mention. After watching the video and completing the quiz, check out the following websites for more information: • List of books and authors in public domain: http://www.goodreads.com/list/tag/public-domain • Edgar Allan Poe's Tales of Mystery and Imagination on amazon: http://www.amazon.com/Mystery-Imagination-Penguin-Readers-Edition/dp/1405862548/ref=sr_1_5?ie=UTF8&qid=1378173927&sr=8-5&keywords=tales+of+mystery+and+imagination+penguin+readers • Sherlock Holmes Short Stories on amazon: http://www.amazon.com/Sherlock-Stories-Penguin-Readers-Edition/dp/1405865237/ref=sr_1_4?ie=UTF8&qid=1378174011&sr=8-4&keywords=sherlock+holmes+short+stories+penguin+readers • Penguin Readers homepage: http://www.penguinreaders.com/ And don't forget to take the quiz: http://www.engvid.com/books-to-improve-english/
10 Very Short Conversations | Set 1 | Easy English Conversation Practice | ESL | EFL
 
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In this video, you will learn 10 short English conversations that will help your English speaking skills. You will also be able to practice speaking on your own. You will be able to role play or do both roles by yourself. This video is ideal for both in class study or self-study. Learning these simple short conversations will transfer to many different situations to help your English fluency. Language in use: Please come in. Thank you very much. Hello! My name is Matt. Hi! My name is Steve. Are you all right? Yes. Thank you. Would you like one? No, thank you. Can I help you? Yes, please. Excuse me. Yes? Here you are. Thank you. Is this yours? No, it's not. What time is it? It's 3:00 o'clock. Where is the restroom? It's over there. ******* For more videos, please subscribe: https://www.youtube.com/user/Gifukids Get Flashcards and Worksheets. Visit Mark's website: http://markkulek.com Become a Member: https://www.patreon.com/MarkKulek Here are my T-Shirts / Coffee Mug: https://shop.spreadshirt.com/100051466?noCache=true Here are my Conversation Cards and Textbooks: http://www.englishbooks.jp/catalog/index.php/MSC-Press-m-147 Here are my ebooks: 25 Short Simple Conversations Volume One: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00MT6OZ54 25 Short Simple Conversations Volume Two: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B014MN7ESQ For those of you who are interested in teaching English to young learners. Please have a look at my blog: Sharing My Whiteboard. http://sharingmywhiteboard.blogspot.jp ******* About Mark's Channel: This channel is designed for students, teachers and anyone wanting to learn English. My videos are vocabulary-based for conversation practice. Each video is themed to provide context for learning. To insure success, every video is designed with open slots for vocabulary substitution practice. These patterns allow students to practice on their own and teachers can have their class practice together as a group. These videos also work great for icebreakers and class discussions. Please have fun and speak English now! Thank you for your support. ****** #EnglishSpeakingPractice #MarkKulek.com #ELL #DailyConversations #EasyConversationPractice
Views: 1500257 Mark Kulek
Kids vocabulary - Clothes - clothing - Learn English for kids - English educational video
 
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http://www.youtube.com/user/EnglishSingsing9 Kids vocabulary - Clothes - clothing - my clothes - Learn English for kids - English educational video This "Kids Vocabulary" category has been grouped thematically. We hope you enjoy studying with our channel videos. Have fun and subscribe to our channel. Then, you can find some more various English educational animation videos. ★ Subscribe us on YouTube: http://goo.gl/gDa963 -- Title: Clothes -- What should I wear today? t-shirt t-shirt jeans jeans blouse blouse skirt skirt sweater sweater pants pants dress dress cardigan cardigan jacket jacket vest vest coat coat cap cap gloves gloves hat hat scarf scarf boots boots sneakers sneakers shoes shoes handbag handbag What should I wear today? t-shirt t-shirt jeans jeans jacket jacket cap cap sneakers sneakers Thanks for checking out the "English Singsing". © Amanta Inc.
Views: 2542197 English Singsing
Learn English Easy  success for ESL Students Video Learning Program
 
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Learn about famous aircraft while improving your vocabulary and speech. Listen to the English teacher read the articles and then you read them out loud to improve your speech patterns. Get the complete program of 20 famous aircraft English tutorial learning program. http://learn-english-easy.com
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Bathroom Vocabulary: List of Bathroom Accessories and Furniture in English
 
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Bathroom Vocabulary! https://7esl.com/bathroom-vocabulary/ Bathroom Accessories & Furniture: • Trash bag • Trash can • Sink • Toilet • Washing machine • Laundry basket • Razor • Electric razor • Shaving cream • Mouthwash • Q-tip • Hair brush • Comb • Cleanser ... ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- WATCH MORE: ★ Grammar: https://goo.gl/7n226T ★ Vocabulary: https://goo.gl/E5Ty4T ★ Expressions: https://goo.gl/JBpgCF ★ Phrasal Verbs: https://goo.gl/Ux3fip ★ Idioms: https://goo.gl/y7wNjN ★ Conversations: https://goo.gl/pmdpQT ★ Kids Vocabulary: https://goo.gl/Xr3G68 ★ English Writing: https://goo.gl/46gmY7 ★ IELTS: https://goo.gl/Tg2U4v ★ TOEFL: https://goo.gl/8Zwvic ★ British vs. American English: https://goo.gl/VHa5W8 ★ Pronunciation: https://goo.gl/P4eR39 ★ Business English: https://goo.gl/r7jqtB ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- OUR SOCIAL MEDIA: Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/7english/ Facebook: https://www.fb.com/7ESLLearningEnglish/ Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/c/7ESL1 ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- For more videos and lessons visit: https://7esl.com/
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Teaching Tips 4: Classroom Management
 
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Classroom management is a big issue for most teachers of young learners. In our latest teaching tip, David Rixon looks more closely at this topic and offers practical advice on how best to manage classes of YL students. Useful links & resources: 1) Establishing ground rules - http://www.teachingenglish.org.uk/language-assistant/teaching-tips/establishing-ground-rules 2) Classroom rules - http://www.teachingenglish.org.uk/blogs/agayeva-shefeq7394/classroom-rules 3) Reluctant talkers Part 1 - http://www.teachingenglish.org.uk/language-assistant/teaching-tips/reluctant-talkers-1 4) Reluctant talkers Part 2 - http://www.teachingenglish.org.uk/language-assistant/teaching-tips/reluctant-talkers-part-2 5) Dealing with discipline - http://www.teachingenglish.org.uk/language-assistant/teaching-tips/dealing-discipline 6) Competition & reward - http://www.teachingenglish.org.uk/articles/making-a-difficult-young-learner-group-better 7) Reward or Punishment: Class Dojo -http://www.digitalplay.info/blog/2011/11/04/reward-or-punishment-gamification-with-class-dojo/ For more on Classroom Management try these links to Making Connections - Classroom Management with Young Learners, a webinar by Dave Dodgson: Preview - http://www.teachingenglish.org.uk/blogs/davedodgson/making-connections-classroom-management-young-learners-webinar-preview Webinar - http://www.teachingenglish.org.uk/webinars/dave-dodgson-making-connections-classroom-management-young-learners Presentation slides - http://www.slideshare.net/DavidDodgson/making-connections-classroom-management-with-young-learners-webinar-preview
Articles - How to use A, An, and The.
 
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English video for basic skills students describing the use of articles.
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English Vocabulary: How to talk about the economy
 
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http://www.engvid.com Let's talk business! Today you'll learn vocabulary that will help you to read and speak about the economy. We will look at common words used to discuss economic matters, such as GDP, stagnation, fiscal, and more. These words and expressions will help you read financial news articles and follow economic reports on television and online. After the lesson, take the quiz and try to practice these words by discussing economic matters in English with your co-workers and friends. Feel free to ask me questions in the comments section on engVid. http://www.engvid.com/english-vocabulary-how-to-talk-about-the-economy/ TRANSCRIPT Hi. Welcome back to www.engvid.com. I'm Adam. Today's lesson, we're going to look at business English. We're going to talk about the economy. Now, we're not going to get into too much detail. We're not going to get into economic theories, etc. What we're going to look at is some vocabulary that will help you read financial articles and newspapers, or online, or watch financial broadcasts on TV; CNN, Money Matters, etc., things like that. So, we're going to look at all these words. We're going to start with "GDP" because everything somehow relates to "GDP - gross domestic product". What is this? This is the total value, the total monetary value of goods and services produced within a country. So everything that the country produces from toilet paper to airplanes, and services from massage to heart surgery, all the money that's made from these goods and services together adds up to the GDP. So, when we're talking about GDP, we're going to refer back to this expression when we're talking about some of these other words. So, first, let's look at "fiscal". "Fiscal" basically means anything to do with money, anything to do with financial matters, especially when we're talking about taxes. Okay? So, when... The most common thing you'll hear is "fiscal year". So when we're talking about a company's fiscal year, we're talking about it's the beginning of its tax year to the end of its tax year. In some countries, everybody matches this to January to December; in other countries, you're allowed... Your fiscal year starts when you start your business, and then one year later is the end of your fiscal year. It's easier to match it to the calendar year, but... A "quarter". Now, you're going to always hear about prices, and stocks, and values going up or down over the last quarter or over the last two quarters. What is a "quarter"? It's basically three months. So if you're talking about the first quarter of the year, you're talking about January, February, March. That's your first quarter. Your next three months, second quarter. Four quarters makes one year. "Currency". I think everybody knows this word, but just in case, this is the money that is used in a country or a region. This is the monetary value that is used for exchanges, trades, investments, etc. In Canada, we use the Canadian dollar. In the U.S., they use the American dollar. Euro in Europe, etc. A "budget". A "budget" or "to budget", it can be a noun or a verb, means to make a plan on how to spend a certain amount of money. So, for example, a government has this much money that they need to spend, or they have a plan that they want to spend this much money. Now, they want to spend a million dollars. I'm being very simple, here; I'm not going to get into big numbers. They need to spend a million dollars to provide all the services that they need and to buy all the materials that they need to import, etc. If they are running on a deficit, that means that they need to spend more money than they have. They have to spend on things to bring in or to run the country, but they don't have. So if I need to spend a million dollars but I only make the revenues of the country are only $900,000, then they will run on $100,000 deficit. Okay? "Surplus" is the opposite. "Surplus" is when the government or any company, you don't have to apply this to a government, when you have more money than you need for the budget. So if I need to spend a million dollars over the next year, but I have a million and a half, then I have half a million dollar surplus, which is always a good thing. "Inflation/deflation". "Inflation" is when prices of goods and services go up, but wages stay the same. So, basically, the purchase power of the individual goes down. You have the same amount of money, but you can buy fewer things or you can hire fewer people to do to have services for you. "Deflation" is the opposite. That's when prices go down, and the value of your dollar or your currency goes up. Both situations are not good.