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wanna speak real English from your first lesson sign up for your free lifetime account at English class 101.com yeah vamos a la playa now we're going to the beach hi everybody welcome back to top words my name is Alisha and today we're gonna be talking about 20 travel phrases that you should know so let's go do you have any recommendations the first phrase is do you have any recommendations this is great to use when you get to a restaurant where you don't know what the food is you don't know anything about the local cuisine or you're just feeling a little bit adventurous you can ask the waitstaff do you have any recommendations how much is this how much is this this is useful when you're out shopping or when you're in a restaurant and the price is not clearly marked or something is not clear to you so you can ask how much is this usually when you point to something I would recommend like pointing to the menu are pointing to an item how much is this I'd like this you can point to something and say I'd like this if you want to say I'd like one for example I don't know you're getting beer I'd like one of these if however you're in a situation where you can't point you can say I'd like ten of the blah blah blah I'd like ten of blue t-shirts please can I try this on is useful when you're shopping for clothes so you find something that you'd like to try just ask the staff can I try this on you can just say I want to try this on if you like do you speak English you might get asked this phrase so you should say if you're watching this video you should probably say yes or you can say yes a little if you're not feeling very confident if you're watching this video and you're understanding this part and you say no things that's a little strange I have a reservation usually the staff will greet you and you can say I have a reservation hello I have a reservation it's at seven o'clock the name is Alisha usually we say the name is or it's under meaning the reservation is under my name or it's for name or it's in name water please depending on which country are from water may or may not automatically be brought to your table when you're in a restaurant if you would like more water however you can say water please to make it a little more polite I would like wave at the waitstaff and say could I please have some more water do you take credit cards do you take credit cards in case you're not sure if the shop that you're in will accept credit cards or debit cards you can ask them do you take credit cards it's so it doesn't mean do you take meaning are you going to take my card but this take means do you accept credit cards this isn't what I ordered so if you're at a restaurant you order steak and you get lobster instead you can look at it and go oh this isn't what I ordered be careful though say this politely if you look at the waitstaff and you say this isn't what I ordered they're gonna be like I don't know just be a nice customer excuse me but I don't think this is what I ordered or this isn't what I ordered can you please check could we have the menu please if for some reason you don't receive a menu when you come to the table you can again just wave it a member of the staff and say could we have the menu please could you give me a discount could you give me a discount means I would like a cheaper price essentially it depends on which country you're in if haggling or bargaining meaning talking to the seller to try to reduce the price my family didn't bargain we didn't haggle so I don't haggle it depends on you and your culture but just yeah just be be aware of the culture that you're in and the place that you're in before you ask this question do you have any vegetarian dishes ah this is useful some people have specific eating requirements or eating needs maybe food allergies for example you can replace vegetarian with the specific dietary requirement that you have do you have any vegan dishes do you have any gluten-free dishes do you have any low-fat dishes do you have any low-carb dishes do you have any fish free dishes do you have any could you take a picture of me please if you are in a location where you would like to take a picture but you don't want to do a selfie or you don't have a selfie stick or whatever you want someone else to take a picture of you astray which you don't know you can ask them could you take a picture of me please or excuse me would you mind taking a picture of me please I'm allergic to blah blah blah if you have a food allergy or even an allergy to a medicine this is the phrase you can use to explain that I'm allergic to wheat or I can't eat wheat for example is the Wi-Fi free meaning can I use the Wi-Fi free of charge keep in mind some places have a password that you have to ask the staff for so you can say is the Wi-Fi free if they say yes you can then follow that up with can I have the password I'd like to have a non-smoking seat please so when you go to a restaurant you have an option between smoking and non-smoking sections the staff will say smoking or non-smoking you can say I'd like to have a non-smoking seat please quite honestly though the most natural response is just to say non-smoking could I get a map maybe it's a map of the subway system for the city that you're in or maybe it's a map of the area around your hotel you could say could I have a map as well could I have the check you're finished it's your cafe you're finished at the restaurant and it's time to leave it's time to pay so you say to the waitstaff excuse me could I have the check another more common expression perhaps is excuse me check please you might also hear bill excuse me can I have the bill where is the bathroom very important question if you're traveling in America we don't really use the word toilet or washroom very much we use bathroom or restroom to talk about toilet facilities excuse me can you tell me where the bathroom is or excuse me I'm looking for the bathroom or I'm looking for the restroom is this the train for blah blah blah or is this the train that goes to blah blah blah to confirm with someone that I'm indeed on the correct train line if I say is this the train bound for San Francisco you can use that to check if you're correct ten compliments that you always want to hear let's go I love your cooking this is my personal favorite compliment oh my god I love cooking like I'm all posting like pictures of things that I cooked on Twitter I'm just like crazy about food so this would be a compliment that I would love to get like the ultimate compliment for me that would be will you make my birthday cake that would be such a compliment like it's a question but it's it there's so much behind that will you make my birthday cake you would give that to me so maybe after you can use this after a meal for example I love your cooking and the other person will be like next is great job great job this is a compliment that you can use anytime you can use it to your with your friend with your not with your boss your boss might use it with you an employee a co-worker or colleague pet even whatever it's it's just a very small scale very easy to use compliment it means you think whatever has just happened is good I use great job all the time I use great job and I use a good job sometimes when I make a mistake or something funny happens and I'm alone at my house and I want to make fun of myself I'll be like yeah great job Alicia but if I'm if I'm trying to be positive about a failure or laugh at myself of it but in general it's just a good easy compliment to give someone great job you have a way with words you have a way with words this can be speaking this can be writing it means you think that the other person is a good communicator or maybe even more so than just a good communicator you think that the way they speak or the way that they write is particularly good so that could mean funny it could mean romantic it could mean dramatic something about the way they speak or the way that they write you really enjoy that you can say you have a way with words it's quite a nice compliment I think it's kind of like a you know it's smart it's a bit of a smart thing you have a way with words or you can say you're good with words you're really good with words yeah all right next one you look gorgeous you look gorgeous very nice compliment to give just be very careful with the way that you say this for an everyday compliment I tend not to say you look nice or you look gorgeous today or something like that because the underlying comment there is on the other days that person doesn't look nice like so if I want to compliment someone's appearance I try to pick a specific thing I'm like oh I've never seen you wear that sweater before it looks nice on you something like that like yesterday my friend had a new dress on and like is that a new dress and because I thought she looked nice but I didn't I didn't want to make it sound like I don't think she looks nice every day so I said is that a new dress and she goes yeah and I said I think that color is really really nice on you it looks really good and she was so happy about that so yes there there are these compliments like you look nice you look great you look gorgeous and so on but I personally kind of prefer to level them up a little bit and just say pick a specific thing like did you get a new haircut did you dye your hair or you did you get something did something happen like what whatever it is try to pick up on a specific thing because then that shows you're paying attention to the other person and you think that whatever they have chosen to do whatever like clothing or whatever haircut whatever it is you think that they have good sense there too or good style so it's kind of like a double that's a very subtle double compliment yeah the next word is you have good tastes you have good taste this can be for food fashion style for decorating sense music in movies whatever if you think that that person's artistic selection is in whatever capacity if you think that that person makes good choices with their their appearance or their hobbies or whatever you can say you have good taste this is a fairly sophisticated compliment I think we use you have good taste for something like it's it sounds a bit more sophisticated maybe if you both choose the same bottle of wine perhaps like it has kind of a more formal adult dish sophisticated feeling about it this compliment so yeah maybe maybe wine is a good example of that yeah oh nice bottle choice like I really like that you have good taste you can follow this by the way you have good taste in blah blah blah you have good taste in movies you have good taste in music if you want to be specific about something that you think that person is really good at choosing you have good taste in now okay okay um next one is you have a great sense of humor you have a great sense of humor this is the this is the underlying compliment in the phrase you are so funny this is the underlying compliment you have a great sense of humor means the other person thinks you are funny that you are good at telling jokes or you make them laugh this is actually one of my favorite compliments to get you have a great sense of humor yeah because I think that like you know people like to laugh so it's an it's an if someone makes you laugh you can say this you have a great sense of humor or you're very funny yeah it's a good one it's a really good one so you can say after a joke for example or after maybe you've you're you finished laughing it's something the other person has said you can say ah you have a great sense of humor good next one is your resume is impressive this is a weird compliment to say to your friends unless you're like reviewing your friends or resume it's a bit weird this is something that perhaps someone interviewing another person for a job would say the candidate comes in for the interview the interviewer says wow your resume is very impressive I'd like to ask you a few questions about it so this is good to hear in a work situation yeah you really probably won't need to use this with your friends if you do it's kind of weird oh wow this next one is quite a compliment nobody's ever says this yeah to be fair if somebody said this next one to me I would feel a little bit of like pressure the compliment here is you make me want to be a better person this is something that I think you see in movies from time to time yeah I've had I had one person say like like oh that something you did inspired me and that was like really like wow that was really exciting like somebody was inspired by something like wow that's great I want to be like you that's a really cool compliment but if someone says you want to make me be a better person it's like oh wow like that means I'm really important to that person which is really flattering but at the same time if someone said that I would also be like if it's like my friend I would be like but I want you to be you like I think you're a cool person already yeah it's like oh you make me want to be a better person like in that person's viewpoint you're like somehow above them and that's uncomfortable yeah just I would rather say you inspire me I think that that are like this thing that you did really inspired me like if somebody said like I saw that picture that she posted on Twitter of that pizza today Alicia and it really inspired me and I made my own pizza I'd be like yay Oh next one is nice actually I say this to my friends quite a bit you are an awesome friend this is really really good to use after your friend has helped you with something maybe you're moving to a new apartment or new house or maybe you've had some trouble and your friend gave you some good advice or your friend just listens to you when you really needed to talk to someone after that experience you could say thanks so much you were an awesome friend or maybe your friend did something really really cool and you just want to like tell them like I think you're really awesome just say you are an awesome friend they'll be happy to hear that or just you can abbreviate it – you are awesome not just you're an awesome friend just you are awesome you're a cool person you are awesome you're fantastic you are an awesome you're an awesome ten ways to motivate yourself when learning English let's go the first way to motivate yourself is to imagine that one day you will live in the United States so to do this imagine what is your day going to be like when you live in the u.s. where will you go who will you meet where will you shop and so on imagine your day in the United States okay the second way to motivate yourself when you're studying English is to study other aspects of the culture – which makes it more rewarding to study English okay so this means of course studying English as a language but if there's a specific country that you would like to visit or a specific part of that country's culture try to learn about that – if you like music if you like the food if you like the history try to find something of about a specific country or a specific part of that country's culture that you enjoy in addition to studying the language okay way number three to motivate yourself is finding funny words in English okay so finding a word that sounds funny or a word that you enjoy using or a phrase that you enjoy using can really increase your motivation for using that word and for interacting with people so if you can find those phrases that you think are funny or are fun they can be really really helpful for you as you learn your language the next way to motivate yourself is to make friends with people who speak English so of course if you don't have any friends who are English speakers especially native English speakers it's a really good idea to make some friends this way you can practice with them you can learn from them and you can just see maybe what their life is like and how their life is different from yours so this is a great way to practice a great way to learn and a great way to think more internationally as well the next way to motivate yourself is watching YouTube videos of other people who have successfully learned English so you can listen to people what worked for them how did they study where did they go what materials did they use what did they find not helpful so you can try to find a strategy that works well for you through using resources like YouTube for example it's a great way to find people that maybe match with what you need okay the next way to motivate yourself is by watching English movies and TV shows and enjoying the feeling when you can understand a word or a sentence yeah I do this too when you enjoy something when you find entertainment value in something like music movies TV and you there's that moment when you pick up or when you understand what your favorite character said or you understand it like a key point in the story it's a really really good feeling it makes you want to continue watching I think so that's a really really nice feeling I think and you can do that by enjoying media so it's a fun way to learn and it's a fun feeling to experience okay the next way to motivate yourself is by reading English news articles blogs and magazines to get a feel for formal and casual language so the style that we use here like an English class 101 and this on the videos on this channel is quite casual most of the time or at least in these videos it's very casual but the way that I speak in the way a newspaper is written the way a magazine is written the way a a newscaster presents the information these are all different ways of communicating we're using the same language yes but there are different styles so it's important to try to understand those differences and to become familiar with them so try to find a few different things that you can enjoy the next way to motivate yourself is after dinner you write about your day in a journal in English okay this is an interesting idea so just take a few minutes after dinner or before you go to bed to write something in English about what you did that day or maybe so you have a chance to talk about future tense or to use the future tense you can use you can talk about your upcoming plans or the things you're going to do the next day so you can talk about past tense what you did that day maybe present tense how you're feeling as you're writing your journal for the day and future tense to talk about your upcoming plan so journaling can be a really effective exercise for motivating you okay the next way to motivate yourself inspire practicing with flashcards of useful words and phrases for 15 minutes every day on the train I actually do do this I use but I use an application to study in Japanese to study kanji and 15 minutes every day adds up over the course of a week you can learn a lot of information in a short period of time and if you live in the country where your target language is spoken then you might even find the word you studied on the train you see it like after you leave the train you might see that word later on in your day so you can immediate we feel like an extra sense of motivation by knowing that this thing you're studying is applicable it's something you can use right away it's a really cool feeling so this is a tip I honestly I use this last I make sure to thank anyone and everyone who corrects my English yeah I I think this is really important because people are really nice they don't want to correct you when you make a mistake but sometimes people do they're really polite about it and they tell you the more tell you a more natural way or they give you a suggestion for how to improve your English make sure you say thank you like repeat after them and then say thank you so that you know it's motivation for them to tell you again in the future to help you again in the future so make sure to say thank you to anyone who helps you with your English hi everybody my name is Alisha welcome back to our English class Channel today we're gonna be talking about the difference between bye and until so let's get started okay so first we're gonna talk about bye-bye marks a deadline for an action to finish by marks the point where an action completes or is replaced by another action so really think about using by to express a deadline something is going to stop or you must finish an action at this point in time so we can think about by as marking some point in the future so by mark some point in the future where an action is going to finish an action is going to be completed so in an example sentence I have I'll be at the office by 7:00 p.m. so in this sentence the speaker is not at the office but 7:00 p.m. is the deadline this is the point in time at which the speaker will be at the office the speaker is not at the office now but by 7:00 p.m. by the 7:00 p.m. deadline the speaker will be at the office this will shows us this is a future tense Express and by shows us the deadline the point at which that expression or the point at which that action is going to be completed so this is how we use by to think about it like a deadline some point in time at which an action will be completed or finished okay so let's continue on to the other grammar point for today which is until until also has a more casual form we can use till TI ll or apostrophe TI l you might see both spellings used for until til or til in most cases it's good to use until in casual speaking and maybe in casual writing you can use the casual form but until is always polite and is always correct okay so when we use until let's talk about when to use until we use until to talk about a continuing situation or a continuing state now in the present or in the future but it's going to change or stop so the key difference one key difference here perhaps is a continuing situation a continuing state with by the nuance is a deadline something is going to finish at a deadline here however until gives us the nuance of something that's continuing something true now for example but that may not be true in the future until marks the point where that action or that state is going to finish or change hmm okay so we can think of it rather than as a deadline as a key point in the future somewhere where action a continues until a point where we use until and then a second action begins something is going to change at the until point with by however we don't have the nuance of an action changing we only have the nuance of a deadline so here until is used to show that something different is going to happen or something something will finish but there's going to be a change after the the until point so for example this sentence very similar to the by example sentence is I'll be at the office until 7 p.m. so here we have the future tense aisle I will I will be at the office until 7 p.m. this sentence shows us the speaker is at the office right now however at 7 p.m. until shows us that 7 p.m. is the point at which the situation or this state is going to change so at 7 p.m. the speaker is probably going to leave the office until shows us that right here the action or the state is going to change so please keep that in mind until shows you a change in something by shows more of a deadline for an action that is continuing so I hope that we can practice this in a few example sentences now okay so let's try to choose the correct word to use in these example sentences should we use buy or should we use until in these cases so the first one I have is he has to find a new job bla bla bla March so in this case we see a point in time we can think about it should we use by or until here if we use by we see that the deadline the deadline nuance matches here he has to find a new job by March if we use until he has to find a new job until March there's no information in this sentence that shows us a hint or that gives us a hint about how the action is going to change until does not make sense for this question so we should use by in the case he has to find a new job by March is the correct answer for this sentence in the second sentence I'm not going to go to bed bla bla bla I finish this movie so in this sentence we have at the end I finish this movie so there's some action maybe that's continuing here and we have another action I'm not going to go to bed in this case it's a negative so there are two actions here this is a pretty good hint that there's an action that's going to change at some point instead of the nuance of a deadline so for this sentence until is the best answer I'm not going to go to bed until until I finish this movie this shows us that at this point the point where I finish the movie I'm going to go to bed this marks the change in the continuing state or the continuing situation so the next sentence is they need to write their reports la blah blah tomorrow so this sentence there's no change in the sentence we don't have any hints about some kind of different action that's going to happen instead we have maybe what seems to be a deadline some requirement here too so if we try to use until it doesn't make sense there's no changing action we can't guess about what might happen in the future or a change that might happen so by is the best answer here they need to write their reports by tomorrow tomorrow is the deadline so we can guess that tomorrow is the deadline here by shows us that it's the deadline in this case for this task alright let's take a look at something a little bit different here we have we can't leave the house bla bla bla your mother calls so again there are two situations there are two actions involved in this sentence we have leave the house and your mother calls makes a phone call so because there are two actions here we can guess that there's some change that's going to happen so because we learned that until marks a change in actions we know that until is the better answer here okay we can't leave the house until your mother calls would be the correct sentence here alright so let's look at the next sentence though this one is a tricky sentence this one is a little bit difficult we have I'm not going to be there something something 8 p.m. hmm so here we have 8 p.m. at the end of a sentence which looks like a deadline right we have going to be there mmm so should we use bye or until for this sentence it's difficult because actually both are okay for this sentence I'm not going to be there by 8:00 p.m. is correct and I'm not going to be there until 8:00 p.m. is also correct however the meanings are very different just as we practiced in these two sentences I'll be at the office until I'll be at the office by 7:00 p.m. the same is true here I'm not going to be there by 8:00 p.m. means I'm not going to be there at 8:00 p.m. it's not possible for me I can't go however I'm not going to be there until 8:00 p.m. this sentence means after 8:00 p.m. or beginning at 8:00 p.m. and after I'm going to be there so please be careful in some cases both bye and until are correct but they change the meaning of the sentence okay let's continue to another example so the next example sentence is also a little bit difficult it's if my date doesn't arrive something something 7:00 p.m. I'm leaving okay so here we have we do have to actions doesn't arrive my date doesn't arrive a negative point and I'm leaving so it seems like there are two actions here however we have this 7:00 p.m. this marks a deadline right so if my date doesn't arrive there's some deadline here if this is not completed something is going to happen the person is going to leave so in this case 7:00 p.m. is showing a deadline so we have to use bye if my date doesn't arrive until 7:00 p.m. we could use that but it doesn't sound so natural so the new once again here is of a deadline there's something that is going to happen at 7:00 p.m. 7:00 p.m. marks the endpoint in this situation so we use by here okay let's go to the next pair again these are very interesting points we have to leave the beach but bah blah 10:00 a.m. and we have to stay at the beach bla bla bla 10:00 a.m. okay so these two sentences I included because I wanted to show the emphasis of changing actions and continuing actions so we can see the verbs are different here in the first sentence we have leave so this is a change leaving a location in the second sentence I have stay which shows a continuing action stay in one place so here as you can guess then we have to leave the beach blah blah blah 10:00 a.m. some change some deadline so we'll use by to show our deadline in the second sentence we have to stay at the beach stay shows a continuing action and then it's going to finish here so we'll use unto we have to stay at the beach until 10:00 a.m. this shows us a continuing action and maybe at 10:00 we'll leave the beach all right let's go on to the next sentence I'm not going to travel abroad blah blah blah I learn English okay so here there's no time point there's no 10 a.m. 8 p.m. tomorrow and so on so this is a little more complex maybe we have travel abroad and learn English so it seems there's no real deadline here but we have maybe a change maybe this shows us some kind of change learning English marks a change so I'm not going to travel abroad until I learn English hmm this shows us that something different is going to happen in the future so we should use until to mark that change okay our last example sentence for today is we told him to wake up bla bla bla 6 a.m. so once more our last sentence may be a little bit simple but 6 a.m. shows us an action sort of this deadline you can see a lot of these use a time to mark a deadline for an action so here we told him to wake up by 6 a.m. this is the point at which something must happen so we should use bye ok great so those are a few examples sentences that you can have a look at and think about when you're trying to decide whether to use bye or until keep in mind however there are some cases where both by or until are correct but the meaning is going to change significantly depending on the one you use so I hope this lesson was useful for you if you have any questions or if you want to try to make an example sentence using bye or until please be sure to leave us a comment if you liked this video – please be sure to hit the thumbs up and subscribe to our channel if you haven't already thanks very much for watching this episode and we will see you again soon bye ten words for connecting thoughts these are going to be ten words that you can use to transition between ideas very useful in both speech and in writing let's move also also also is a word that you can use to add information I went to the store this morning also I went and got coffee that's true however however however is used to contrast or to contrast depending on your pronunciation to differentiate to show a difference between two pieces of information a good pattern would be a however B so for example I love to uncle Tadamon however it is very high in calories so I don't eat it often also true on the other hand on the other hand on the other hand is I feel used more commonly in speech than it is in writing again it's used to present like two sides to a story or two sides to some information so for example I'm thinking about visiting Taiwan sometime this year but on the other hand I'm also thinking about visiting Thailand still so it might be common to use still with the word like butt or word like even though so you're saying even though there's some other factor like like I'm really really tired this week or even though I have a lot of homework to do I still want to go out with my friends or I still want to see a movie this weekend so there's this other there's this thing that's maybe mix this other action difficult to do or tough to do or whatever but even though there's this you still have this over here so maybe the two are kind of used as a pair I still want to go out later even though I'm tired then then yes a very useful word we use then when telling stories a lot so for example if I could tell a story about my morning today when I got up I brushed my teeth and then I cooked breakfast I did a little bit of work then I took a shower then I did some cooking blah blah blah you'll often hear and then as well and then I and then we and then you and so on so then it is really really useful for sequencing so a useful word I think besides besides so it's commonly used in a pattern like besides that meaning other than something else I went out with my friends this weekend but besides that I didn't really do much so another way to say that sentence is I went out with my friends this weekend but other than that other than that activity I didn't do very much okay meanwhile meanwhile or you might hear the similar expression in the meantime it means while you're doing action a at the same time maybe somewhere else action be is happening this is used while telling stories a lot so for example I was working at my office all week last week meanwhile my co-workers across town were having a party without me so these two things are happening at the same time but maybe separate from one another meanwhile likewise okay likewise I don't really use this word personally myself at all it's often used after an introduction similar to the pleasure is all mine in a formal situation so maybe somebody says you know hey it was really great to see you last weekend thanks very much for coming to my barbecue you can say yeah likewise it was really good to see you in your family so likewise means I have the same feeling or I have the same idea it's kind of a friendly phrase but personally I don't really use that to transition between thoughts um I would just use and I suppose but that's how I would use it instead instead so so instead it's used like instead of I want to a instead of B can be used to express your plans or what you want to do I want to have Chinese food instead of Italian food tonight so you're presenting two alternatives essentially so instead of means in place of or as a substitute for so I should have drank a lot of water this morning but instead I drank a lot of coffee that's true I wanted to have dinner with my friends this weekend instead I had dinner at home in addition in addition this is a really good word for more formal situations I like to use in addition in writing I don't really use in addition in speaking unless I'm trying to be very formal for some reason similar to additionally as well so you make a point a and point B and then when you want to make one more point that's related to point A and point B you can say in addition point C so you're like building an argument and in addition can be used to kind of finish that argument off a little bit our new marketing plan worked really well last month we noticed increased sales in product a in addition we've gained a lot of new customers something like that so just your your quickly presenting a series of ideas that are related to one another you can use in addition to finish it off 20 words you'll need for the beach let's go sunglasses the first word is sunglasses sunglasses are those dark glasses that you wear on your face when it's bright outside in a sentence I forgot my sunglasses hold on I forgot my sunglasses beach beach is the place near the ocean you might have a beach in your city or in your country the beach is usually visited in the summertime the image is lots of Sun you can get a tan you can get a sunburn but it's usually a fun place to spend time with family and friends in a sentence I'm going to the beach with my friends this weekend I'm so excited in this sentence she walked along the beach swimming the next word is swimming swimming is of course a popular activity to do at the beach I go swimming at the beach every summer or in this sentence be very careful when swimming in the Pacific Ocean might be sharks Sun Sun is that big bright thing in the sky that will make your skin change color if you stay in it for too long the Sun in a sentence the Sun is really bright let's get out of the Sun palm tree the next word is palm tree so palm trees are a type of tree they're usually seen in like tropical places like Hawaii has palm trees any place close to the equator then the middle line of the earth I think that's where palm trees tend to grow it's kind of an image of the beach so palm trees there are a lot of palm trees near the beach in California that palm tree is almost 60 feet tall seashell the next word is seashell seashell are those little objects you find on the beach like in the sand or in the water in some cases they're like shells from like clams or maybe oysters sometimes two depending on what you consider a seashell but if you break the word down it's sea and shell so like something from the ocean and the shell are like the covering the outside of something so usually a small creature a small animal has lived inside the seashell and then you can collect them and look at them or make something from them little kids like to collect them I used to collect seashells when I was a kid oh my gosh look at this example sentence it says it's bad luck to take seashells from the beach swimsuit swimsuit is the clothing you wear to swim in your swimming suit there are men's swimsuits women's swimsuits usually men's swimsuits are like short sport shorts or I suppose there's the what like speedo makes like the men's swimsuits as well the really small ones and then for women they have one-piece swimsuits they have and then they have bikini swimsuits the two-piece swimsuits so in a sentence I hate swimsuit shopping in this sentence I need a new swimsuit this summer ocean the next word is ocean ocean is the big blue the big water the big deep blue sea in a sentence the ocean is so beautiful at night in this sentence he dipped his feet in the ocean lifeguard lifeguard a lifeguard is a person at the beach life guard so someone who guards lives if someone gets into trouble in the water they start to drown or they start to have trouble if there's an accident at the beach the lifeguard at the beach is responsible for handling that problem so they'll call an ambulance or they know how to do first aid to save people so in a sentence it's important to go to beaches where there are lifeguards available if you need help in the sentence there isn't a lifeguard on duty here jetski next word is jetski a jetski is a like a water motorcycle you can ride around it on with your friends alone riding jet skis is a lot of fun in the sentence if you have a driver's license you can drive a jetski beach towel the next expression is beach towel beach towel beach towel is different from regular towel because usually beach towels have like a bright color a bright pattern or there are towels that you don't mind or towels that are ok to get sand or dirt in them usually in a towel you use in your house you don't want to get your towel really really dirty so a beach towel is it's how you use only at the beach in a sentence I bought a new beach towel and it has a picture of a hamburger on it in this sentence oh no I got sand all over my beach towel that's the point of beach tow' beach chair the next expression is beach chair as you can probably guess it is a chair you use only at the beach so again this is a chair you don't mind it's ok if it gets dirty or sandy usually a beach chair is easy to fold or easy to carry too in a sentence I have a couple of beach chair that I'm going to bring to the barbecue this weekend in this sentence can we use these beach chairs sandcastle the next word is sand castle sand castles are usually kids make them they use like buckets so kids will like put sand in a bucket or like they move sand into piles and design castles or these really complicated mazes or something they make things make buildings out of sand we call those sand castles so in a sentence my brother and I used to make sand castles on the beach when we were kids that's true in this sentence get the buckets and we'll make a sand castle cooler so cooler is a noun in this case cooler is the place you keep your drinks and your food it's a it looks like a suitcase but it has a special lining inside that keeps cold things cold so you can put ice inside and it will keep your food and drinks cold while you are at the beach in the hot weather so in a sentence did you put a bunch of beers in the cooler I forgot ice for the cooler tide the next word is tide tide is the level of the water the the level of the ocean water at different times of day so if you are interested in this sort of thing you might know about high tide and low tide high tide means the water level at the beach is high low tide means the water level at the beach is low so tide is how high or low the water is in this sentence the tide ebbed and revealed a starfish abdomens it went away a little bit so tide is the flow of water tan so tan is we use it as a noun like to get a tan in a sentence it means that your skin turns a darker color so be careful there are two words we use in English tan means your skin gets a little bit darker and we also use the word sunburn or just burn burn means your skin gets red it means like it's damaged it may be your skin peels a bit so in America anyway the us anyway a tan is usually considered a positive thing many people want tan skin but sunburn where your skin is red and damaged is bad so be careful those are two different words we use to talk about this the changing skin color I got a tan last summer at the beach in this sentence you got such a nice tan in Florida snorkeling the next word is snorkeling snorkeling is really really fun snorkeling is swimming but you have a like a hose you have a pipe that you can breathe through as you swim so you can you usually put goggles you wear goggles as you're swimming in the ocean you can look down and see fish or you can see things in the ocean but you can still breathe so this is a really fun thing to do to look at fish or just to just to hang out and see a different point of view I went snorkeling for the first time maybe when I was 20 to 23 in this sentence she bought goggles so that she could go snorkeling in Hawaii flip flop the next word is flip flop flip flop is a very common beach sandal many people like to wear flip flops in everyday life too some people prefer not to it's up to you like in California I know especially in beach towns everybody just wears flip-flops it's very comfortable so flip flops kind of have an image of being a little bit cheaper just very very simple it's it's the most basic possible sandal why are they called flip flops because I always thought it was because of the sound that they make sound I guess maybe it sounds like flip flop in a sentence I usually don't wear flip flops in the sentence these flip flops keep breaking sunscreen next word is sunscreen sunscreen or you might also hear sunblock these are products you can put on your skin to prevent a tan or to prevent a sunburn Sun screen so it's a protection it's a protection against the sunlight I just hit this screen so sunscreen is quite important like it is said that you should use sunscreen to prevent to help and skin cancer in a sentence I'm out of sunscreen I need to buy more in this sentence mom I don't need sunscreen bikini the next word is bikini bikini we talked about swimsuit a little bit earlier but bikini is usually a swimsuit for women and it's two pieces there's a bottom half and an upper half and oftentimes the the top half of the bikini or sometimes the bottom half you have to tie a knot or you have to latch something I suppose if you don't tie it carefully it can create a problem like you could fall off so bikini it's a popular style of something for women are you going to wear your bikini to the beach tomorrow in this sentence my bikini came undone in front of everyone it was so embarrassing five sentence patterns that you can use as a beginner of English let's go the first expression that you can use as a beginner is personally I think that or I would just use I think that personally makes it sound a little bit more polite I think you can use this to introduce an opinion for example personally I think that pizza is amazing personally I think that dinosaurs would have been delicious personally I think that cars should be made to enjoy with friends personally I think that you shouldn't worry about it yes that's probably a much more useful sentence than dinosaurs would be the next expression is what does blah blah blah mean so we're here is the word you don't know so for example what does pasta mean what does Stegosaurus mean so a word like Stegosaurus is a really strange word that you probably don't know Stegosaurus is a type of dinosaur we're gonna marry dinosaurs I don't know Jurassic we're at a Jurassic Adventure at the moment so this is a pattern you use when you don't know when you don't know the meaning of the word and you would like someone to explain it to you so if you say what does Saurus mean then someone can say oh it's a dinosaur it's kind of like it's a sort of short guy and it has a bunch of spikes on its back and it has a long tail and it gets into a fight with a Tyrannosaurus Rex if you saw the movie Fantasia by Disney okay in this sentence what does complication mean means problem okay the next pattern you can use is can you tell me more about bla bla bla so on a topic that you would like more information about you can say can you tell me more about the soccer game last week can you tell me more about the plan for the party next week so something you would like more information about you can say can you tell me more about this thing okay so in a sentence can you tell me more about your sandwich options that is a useful sentence that is a useful sentence okay in this sentence here we don't have that back home can you tell me more about it mmm this is used to the reverse pattern okay the next expression is if it were up to me if it were up to me I had to teach this in a class couple weeks ago actually if it were up to me means if I could make the decision if this was my if this were my decision bla bla bla so meaning if I could make the choice this is what I would do but one point here is the nuance is it is not my decision this is not my decision but if it were my decision I would do bla bla bla so for example if it were up to me every day would be Saturday whoo but it's not right so that's that's always the underlying that's always the kind of basic nuance of this phrase some this decision is not mine okay here the example is if it were up to me I would take my boss to dinner oh my things just got scandalous the next is I feel like blah blah blah you can use I feel like when you introduce a suggestion or something that you would like to do especially for food drinks or activities so for example I feel like coffee I feel like Italian food I feel like an action movie there's some activity or something you would like to do at the end of this pattern I feel like bowling this afternoon something needs to go here some sort of activity of course you can use this expression to talk about your feelings I feel like something but this something must be a noun it must be a noun like if you feel really great I feel like a million bucks for example if you feel really bad I feel like garbage that's a nice expression that somehow it just came out of my head anyway you can use this in two ways but this must be completed with a noun phrase at the end of the sentence and things to do in the summer in the United States so let's go to travel abroad to travel abroad to travel abroad abroad means outside of your country so meaning to travel to a place not the United States in my case please don't forget to in this expression so many of my students will say this summer I'm going Europe you need to use two before the place you do not however need to use two before they're so like students sometimes will say I want to go to there you can't do that you have to use two before the specific name of a place there is not a specific place so you don't need to use to keep that one in mind to relax at the beach to relax at the beach ah that sounds fantastic right now to relax at the beach you go to the beach and you just relax there you lay in the Sun you go swimming maybe you drink a beer you get a tan if you would like to do that of course some people don't you put on sunscreen whatever it is that you like to do at the beach you just do that and enjoy in a sentence I would rather read at the beach then have a really active vacation to learn English with English class 101.com to learn English with English class 101.com Thanks so I guess if you are very ambitious this summer good for you you can learn English by doing what you're doing now or I think you can visit I presume you can visit the website for more content there too I'm going to put my time to good use and learn English at English class 101 dot-com to have a barbecue oh yeah the next one is one of my favorite things ever to do in summer wherever I am it's to have a barbecue or to have a BB q is also okay but barbecue usually BB q is in like writing I love having barbecues with my friends in the summer every 4th of July my family has a big barbecue to party all night the next expression is to party all night to party all night you don't it doesn't have to be summer or in the United States to party all night just say anyway it's a party all night means to do something you enjoy presumably with your friends or not I guess I partied like all night at home I tweeted pajamas are the best and then I tweeted a picture of myself really excited about a cookie and was very embarrassed about that the next day so I deleted it and why since I won't have school in the morning I'm going to party all night in a different sentence I don't like partying all night I get tired I always hit a wall like r.e.m like I'm like yeah and then 3 a.m. and I'm ready to sleep to get a tan to get a tan to get a tan in some cultures this is a good thing in some cultures it's not a good thing it means to sit in the Sun or lay in the Sun and let the Sun change the color of your skin be careful there's there are two expressions in English there is one to get a tan and another is to get a Sun burn so in u.s. culture anyway getting a tan means like your skin turns like a darker brown color but when it turns red it's bad that means you've burned your skin so tan good burn bad so we'd have 2 separate words to describe them in a sentence you'll find me poolside getting a tan to go hiking the next expression is to go hiking so hiking means walking or trekking usually in a mountain or in a nature setting so in a sentence I used to go hiking with my family every summer that's roughly true in this sentence I'm going to hike the Pacific Crest Trail to work a part-time job the next expression is to work a part-time job to work a part-time job is very common if you're a student especially so when you have your summer vacation it's a chance for you to earn a little bit of money by working at a part-time job in a sentence unfortunately she can't go because she has to work at her part-time job ah when I was a teenager I had a part-time job at a golf course yeah because I was on the golf team at school very convenient lovely experiences a plus everybody to have fun with friends to have fun with friends also something that you do not need to only do in summer but which you can do anytime we're having fun now aren't we so to have fun with friends it's just to enjoy time with your friends it's great in a sentence I love having fun with my friends whenever I can he has fun with friends but he doesn't do much else to attend summer school the next one is to attend summer school to attend summer school usually has kind of a bad image and I feel in you in the u.s. anyway because it sounds like maybe you missed something in regular school but for some people maybe there's a special course they want to attend or like a special internship program or it's just something special extra that they would like to study in a sentence I hated going to summer school when I was a kid since I failed the class I'll have to attend summer school twenty 'must no family word so let's go mother mother is the person who gave birth to you mother you can say mom mother mom mama mummy my mother has amazing cooking it's true father father or father is the and who did not give birth to you but who helped make you happen so we say father dad daddy pop-pop my father is a very level-headed person that's also true sister sister is a female sibling so my brother might say I have an older sister anyone who is yeah a female sibling or someone you can use this for friends that you feel very very close to like she's like my sister that's fine as well brother brother we sometimes use bro for this I would say I have a younger brother like sister you can use brother for any male that you feel is similar to a brother someone you feel very close to so he's like a brother to me or you're like my brother grandmother grandmother when you put grande plus something else it means the next generation or the the previous generation so you have your mother and father in this case grand mother means your mother or your father's mother it can be either of them so grandmother my grandmother was born a long time ago grandfather grandfathers are just like grandmother your mother or your father's father is your grandfather my grandfather liked to play tennis that's true uncle uncle your uncle is either your mother or your father's brother someone directly related to one of your parents who is a man is your uncle my uncle is very good with woodworking also true aunt aunt you might also hear aunt both of them are correct you can say aunt or aunt an aunt or an aunt is your mother or your father's female sibling one of my aunts gave me a stamp collection when I was a little kid that's also true cousin cousin cousin is your aunt or uncle's children it can be on any side so typically these people are of the same generation as you not always but cousins are generally about the same age at least in my family they are it's really fun to see all my cousins at family barbecues nephew nephew and nephew is a siblings male child so if you have a brother or a sister and they have children any male children are your nephews nephews I don't have any nephews nice nice nice so your brother or your sisters female children any female children they have you can say she's my niece or I have two nieces how many nieces do you have or I have a lot of nieces wife wife so this is a female partner that you are married to she is my wife or how is your wife wife is only used when you are married to that person husband husband is a male that someone is married to so how is your husband this is my husband again husband is only used when you are married to that person parent parent parent it's typically used generally for a mother or a father like I'm a parent he is my parent she is my parent it's often used in the plural they are my parents these are my parents my parents are home my parents are not at home but you can also use parent to describe someone who raised you so maybe your biological mother or father did not raise you but someone else like an aunt or an uncle or perhaps a different figure in your community did raise you you can say she's like a parent to me or she had a parenting role in my life child child child is a a small human a small human as a child it doesn't necessarily have to be of your family like if you're just at the park and you see kids running around you can say ah look at that child you can use a child in the singular but be careful child changes in the plural form to children so not child's but children one child two children please be careful this has an irregular plural form maybe I'll have a child someday son son is a male child aim offspring my uncle has a lot of sons that's not true daughter daughter a daughter is a female child I wonder if I will ever have a daughter brother-in-law brother-in-law so we use in law to mean our married partners family members not my brother but my partner's brother-in-law is used after any family members position or family members title to show they belong to my partner's family originally but now they're part of my extended family as well I'm going out for drinks with my brother-in-law tomorrow night father-in-law father-in-law so we have in-law here meaning my partner's father so my father-in-law is very kind mother-in-law mother-in-law meaning my partner's mother in a sentence my mother-in-law and I get along really well hi everybody my name is Alisha today I'm going to be talking about the simple future tense today I'm going to talk about will and won't and going to and not going to so these are a few grammar points that learners make mistakes with when should you use will or won't when should you use going to or not going to so I'm going to talk about a few of these points a few basic points that I hope can help you decide when to use will and when to use going to so let's begin okay the first point I want to talk about is going to or not going to the positive form and the negative form going to not going to for today I want to talk about two times when we'll use these grammar points so the first time the first situation where you use going to or not going to is for plans decided before the conversation so if you make a decision about your future plans or someone else makes the decision before the conversation about their plans for the future you should use going to not going to it's something that is probably going to happen a high certainty so this is a plan that has a high level of certainty meaning there's a good chance this plan is going to happen you decided it before the conversation meaning you've probably had some time to plan your future to plan your schedule a little bit so please use going to for something you decide before the conversation so on a timeline it might look like this we have past now and future here so your plan is for the future yes but you decided on the plan sometime before the conversation so if this point this is now this is your conversation you made the plan you made the decision before the conversation in this case use going to I'm going to at the beginning of this video I said I'm going to talk about simple future tense will and going to I decided before this video started about my plans I decided what I was going to talk to you about before the video started so I used going to to introduce that plan so please keep this in mind okay but let's talk about will now so we use will and won't for decisions that are made at the moment of speaking so keep in mind will is the positive form won't is the negative form here so a decision made at the moment of speaking this is one way to use will or won't you can use this for example at restaurants you can use this to talk about plans you make quickly after learning information from a friend keep in mind will and won't tends to have a lower certainty there's a lower chance the plan is going to happen because you made the plan at the moment of speaking going to is used for plans made before the conversation but will is used for a plan made a spur-of-the-moment or a very quick plan you've just made so that's kind of the image is the decision you just made use will or use won't in those cases if you made the decision before the conversation there's a good chance you should use going to so to go back to our timeline here if going to is used for a decision you made in the past about your future plans will is used for a decision you make in the conversation during the conversation the plan can be anytime in the future but the decision the point at which you make the decision is the difference here one point about this two points about this actually first will if you've made a decision at the moment of speaking and you therefore should use will to communicate that decision you can improve or you can communicate that there's a high chance it's going to happen with the word probably mmm so here I'll show you this in an example sentence in a moment but you can use probably with will and won't I'll probably I probably won't remember that order though I'll probably or I probably will or probably won't point number two I want to mention about both of these grammar points is to make your pronunciation a little more natural try shortening both of these expressions going to shortens to gonna gon a gonna I'm gonna I'm not gonna this sounds much more natural at least in American English for will and for won't when you use will use the contracted form with your subject for example I will becomes aisle you will becomes you'll they will becomes Vail using the contracted form sounds a lot more natural and everyday conversation it's correct to say you will they will but it sounds really stiff and unnatural so please use the contracted form to sound a bit more natural you can use the contracted form with probably four will I'll probably they'll probably will probably these are all pretty good okay so let's practice using them alright first example sentence maybe something something go hiking tomorrow so how do we know is this a will sentence or a going to sentence we have a hint here maybe maybe so meaning there's a low level of certainty perhaps a low chance that this is going to happen so let's say maybe I'll go hiking tomorrow this is probably the best answer maybe I'm going to while you can communicate the idea yes it sounds like you decided your plan before the conversation but you're using maybe so it doesn't quite match instead use aisle maybe I'll go hiking tomorrow okay let's look at the next sentence I'm mmm there's a big hint here a grammar hint I'm something something go to France next year so next year this go to France next year this is a pretty big decision most people probably would not make this decision at the moment of speaking so we should use going to I'm going to go to France next year this is the correct use of going to in this case a decision made before the moment of speaking and there's a high level of certainty here okay let's look at the next one I decided here's a hint past tense decided if you watched a different video oops I decided that I am something something go out for dinner I'm too tired okay so past tense this shows us a big hint past tense decided this implies the decision was made before the conversation hmm so I'm something something go out for dinner I'm too tired here's another hint so go out for dinner and too tired mmm this should probably be I'm not going to go out for dinner I'm too tired so this person has decided hmm I'm not going to go out for dinner we should use going to the- not going to because the speaker made the decision before the conversation happened and there's a highest level of certainty there's a high chance that this is going to happen so we should use going to in this sentence okay okay so the next sentence I included because I think it's a really good one to remember any time you visit a bar a restaurant some kind of service situation you can use this pattern specifically to make a request for something so let's take a look here my example sentence is I something something have a glass of wine please in this case maybe it's at a restaurant or at a bar but in this case you've just made the decision looking at the menu looking at a catalogue looking at something you made a decision just then at that moment and you're asking for that item you're asking for that service so we'll use will I'll have a glass of wine please so in this example sentence I used glass of wine to show my request to ask for a glass of wine but if you want to use this pattern to make a request in a service situation just replace glass of wine with the item or service that you would like so for example I'll have a beer I'll have a steak I'll have a hamburger these are all things you can order at a restaurant or at a bar if you're shopping you can say I'll have the blue one please for example so just make your request using the same pattern but replacing that glass of wine section that I used in my example sentence okay next one this one is maybe a little bit challenging it's you're running late so you something something have to take a taxi to your next meeting so maybe this is an assistant or someone supporting another person with their schedule okay so in the next sentence we're looking at a situation where there's been a sudden or quick change to a schedule someone is running late and there's a new decision that's made at the moment of speaking or a new decision is made to reflect the new situation so let's take a look you're running late so you'll or you will have to take a taxi yeah you could say you're running late so you have to take a taxi but maybe this is a future plan something that's going to happen in an hour from now maybe this is something the speaker is planning for later in the day so you will is a nice way to use that you're running late so you'll have to take a taxi to the next meeting okay the last one I want to talk about this uses probably which I mentioned over here so probably remember we can use probably to sort of improve or we can use probably to communicate a higher level of certainty with the decision we made at the moment of speaking so here you are not going to the party then I probably something something go either okay so either is a big hint here remember we use either to show agreement but negative okay so in the last example sentence for today we're going to look at a situation where the listener has heard some new information they use the expression you're not going to go to the party so they're confirming new information they have just heard after that they're going to make a decision about what their plans are for the party so let's take a look we know that probably can be used with will and won't and we know from then the speaker just made this decision and we know it's a negative with either so we should use won't you're not going to go to the party and I probably won't go either so the speaker uses won't here to show a decision made at the moment of speaking but the speaker also uses probably won't to show there's a high chance that this is going to happen there's a high chance that this is the future plan probably won't okay so there's a lot of information communicated there with small words like then and either and probably as well so please keep this in mind when you're trying to decide when to use will won't going to and not going to okay so so that's my recap of a few useful grammar points how to talk about your future tense plans so I'm going to finish the lesson now I hope that you enjoyed this lesson if you have any questions please feel free to leave it in a comment or if you want to try out a few practice sentences please feel free to leave those in the comment section too if you haven't already please be sure to like this video and subscribe to our channel too if you want to find more stuff like this more lessons more information like this you can check out English class 101.com thanks very much for watching this episode and I will see you again soon bye bye hi everybody my name is Alisha today we're going to be talking about simple past tense we're going to talk about how to make simple past tense statements in English so let's get started okay so first let's talk about when we should use the simple past tense simple past tense statements for today are for actions that started and end in the past so these are things that both started or began and ended in the past both of those must be true to use simple past tense the second point for today is these are actions which happened at a specific point in time so a specific point in time can be yesterday it can be an hour ago it can be last year it can be when you were a kid all of these are a specific point in time but the key is that we know when the action happened so specific point in time is point two for this grammar point third we can use simple past tense for repeated actions in the past so things you did every week or every month or every year every summer every hour if you like but one point about this make sure to include a frequency indicator if you want to talk about an action that repeated in the past frequency indicator for example I just mentioned a few every week every month every year so frequency meaning how often an indicator shows how often you did that so you can use repeated actions with past tense to show let's see something you did a lot in the past for example so to give you a visual the past is down here now is this point here and future is up here when we use the simple past tense it's an action that started and ended in the past somewhere before now that's one it's at a specific point in time so this action and this action we know when they happened it could be this morning it could be yesterday for example but we know when these actions happened third we can use for a repeated action so maybe these actions repeat but we know when the repetition happened we know when we repeated these actions so it's okay to use simple past tense to describe those okay so now we know when we should use simple past tense we know why we should use simple past tense but how do we make simple past tense statements so when you want to use the simple past tense to explain an action that happened in the past you need to conjugate your verb you need to change your verb so that means when you're using a regular verb you do verb plus e d so verb plus e d is the basic form for simple past tense verbs but keep in mind this is only for regular verbs not all verbs are regular verbs so for example some common ones are talk which becomes talked start which become started and enjoy which becomes enjoyed please be careful however you'll notice that the past tense form of verbs has a few different pronunciations so for example start becomes started it has an ID sound it's not an e D sound but an ID sound you might hear a word like walked also which has a sort of T sound about it walk becomes walked started becomes started and ID sound and then there's also a sound like in breathed a very soft D sound so there are three past tense verb sounds to listen for an e D sound started a soft D sound like breathed and then a more hard T sound like walked so pay attention to that when you're trying to make these past tense verb conjugations okay but some verbs are irregular verbs irregular verbs do not have a simple rule for understanding past tense conjugation how to change them in past tense there's no rule for these you simply have to practice you have to remember them read them listen to them until you can remember the correct conjugation the correct way to change these verbs into the past tense so for example some common ones are eat which becomes ate speak becomes spoke and make becomes made if you see a verb somewhere that that seems a little odd or you're not sure what the present tense form would be you can check a dictionary and try to remember it from there so now we've talked about simple past tense irregular and regular verbs let's try to use them to make some sentences I prepared a few example sentences so let's take a look okay first sentence he something something a towel and sunglasses to the beach so the verb here is bring I want to use the verb bring bring however is an irregular verb so I can't use the Eadie rule for regular verbs the correct conjugation is brought the are oh you ght he brought a towel and sunglasses to the beach this is the correct conjugation here so bring is an irregular verb okay let's go to the next sentence say something something to the gym every day last week so here I'm showing you a repeated action here I'm using everyday this is a frequency indicator how often did I do that action and last week shows the specific point in time so I'm using both of these two points in addition to a simple past the basic simple past structure here so the verb that we want to use here is go but go is an irregular verb so we can't use goed for example though changes to went in the past tense so went is the correct answer for this sentence here okay let's try the next one I something something to tell my boss about my schedule so the verb I want to use here is forget forget is a very useful word I think to remember but again forget is not a regular verb forget is an irregular verb so we cannot use the IDI form forget in the past tense becomes a forgot okay so I forgot to tell my boss about my schedule is the correct sentence here all right let's go to something a little bit different here's a negative sentence I don't think they something-something a reservation at the restaurant okay so here I'm using a phrase I want to use the phrase make a reservation to make a reservation so the verb here is make this was one of my example verbs for the irregular form so make becomes made I don't think they made a reservation at the restaurant is the correct verb form to use here all right the next sentence we something-something junk food almost every day last month so here again I have everyday but I have almost here so almost every day not every day but close to every day and then last month last month is my specific point in time in this case so here we have junk food that means that the verb we want to use is probably eat and we learned that eat is an irregular verb there's no rule for conjugating this we just know that eat becomes eight we ate junk food almost every day last month great okay so next sentence has two spaces for verbs actually okay so the next sentence that I've prepared I included because a lot of my students asked about how to report information when you want to report information share something that you heard from a friend a past tense action you need to conjugate the reporting verb for example say becomes said or here becomes heard you need to conjugate this verb and you need to conjugate the information that you heard so there are two past tense conjugations that should happen when you report information let's take a look so here we have she something something she something something a great time at the party so here she blah blah blah a great time at the party so we use the expression to have a great time to have a great time again have is an irregular verb so we conjugate it to had she had a great time at the party okay but then to report your speech so someone gave you information past tense give becomes gave you information so the verb for giving information a neutral way to pass information is say so to conjugate say into the past tense it's an irregular verb so we use said say becomes said so she said she had a great time at the party okay please be careful of your pronunciation with the word said a lot of people I've heard use Sade Sade is not correct so please use said it sounds like sed the pronunciation but it's said si ID is the spelling se becomes said she said she had a great time at the party okay so last one okay so the last example sentence for today includes spaces for a few different verbs I included this because I wanted to show you that you can use a lot of different information in one sentence just by connecting your past tense verbs together so let's take a look okay yesterday I something-something late something-something shopping and something something to my mother okay so the verbs I want to use for this sentence are sleep go and speak sleep go and speak these are all irregular verbs there are no regular verbs in this sentence so sleep in past tense becomes slept go in past tense becomes went and speak in past tense becomes spoke so here in one sentence I have I have explained three things about my day yesterday yesterday I slept late I went shopping and I spoke to my mother so you can explain a lot of things with past tense and a few connecting words in this case I've just used and to connect the last two things in this sentence so please keep this in mind when you're sharing information about your past events so today we talked about the simple past tense and we talked about how to conjugate both regular and irregular verbs it might seem a little bit difficult to understand which verbs are regular and which verbs are irregular but with some practice it will become easier so I hope that you enjoyed this video if you have any questions or comments please be sure to leave us a comment and let us know also please be sure to like this video and subscribe to our channel if you haven't already thanks very much for watching check us out for more in English class 101.com and we'll see you again soon bye wanna speak real English from your first lesson sign up for your free lifetime account at English class 101.com hi everybody my name is Alisha and today we're gonna be talking about 15 questions that you should know so these are 15 questions that not necessarily you need to know how to ask them perhaps you know some of the questions already but you will probably also hear these questions as well so we'll practice a few different answers for these questions too so let's get started do you like American food the first question is do you like American food you will probably be asked this question do you like American food you can either say yes or no or you can give a specific example someone says do you like American food yes I love Philly cheesesteaks I would recommend saying yes or a little or or or you can just say I don't know what do you recommend have you been to the United States the next question is have you been to the United States have you been to the United States so someone asks you have you been to the United States you should reply with either yes I have or no I haven't or maybe no I haven't yet but I want to when you want to ask someone this question you can say have you been to Japan have you been to Egypt have you been to China whatever you can use your own country when you ask this question how are you how are you when someone asks how are you don't say I'm fine thank you and you please don't say that please say something more natural like good great I'm good how are you something like that is much better than I'm fine thank you and you be a little more genuine in your reply also when you ask this question maybe one point to help you sound a little more natural when you ask someone else don't like try to say how are you how are you instead of how are you or and make sure your intonation is correct I've had a few people ask me how are you like a little too moon yeah with this question or like how are you but how are you should be the intonation with this how are you how are you it's a little bit more natural how long have you been studying English how long have you been studying English how long have you been studying English great question to know the answer to your answer should be I have been studying English for blah-blah-blah years or glop up on months above what weeks but if that's too much for you you can just use the time how long have you been studying English six years how long have you been studying English two months so just pick the time if the whole sentence is quite long for you how old are you we don't really go around asking people how old they are like just the first time you meet them necessarily especially if they're older much older than you like in particular it's sometimes considered rude to ask especially women how old they are so just be careful with this question but if you're about the same age group you know maybe you're at an event or a party or something and you just want to check how old the other person is you can use this phrase when you reply to this just say I'm plus the number to make a really simple response so how old are you I'm 15 how old are you I'm 42 whatever the answer is just stick I'm in front of it not i but i'm i am but use the contracted form to sound more natural i'm number if you want to make a full sentence you can say i'm number years old don't forget that s in years i'm a million years old what did you say what did you say if you couldn't quite hear something that someone else said you can use this question to confirm sorry what did you say it's a little nicer than just saying what what did you say or what did you just say sorry what did you say I couldn't hear you what's this what's this when you don't know what something is what's this when you're out for dinner you're out for lunch or something and you find a new food you or you just you're curious just say what's this to reply to this question just say it's bla bla bla what's your name what's your name of course you should know how to ask this question and how to answer this question what's your name is a little more natural than what is your name again contracted form will help you sound much more natural so what's your name someone asks you you can just give your name Alicia that's fine you can say Alicia you can say I'm Alicia that's fine too you could say my name is or my name's Alicia either any of those are fine in a more formal situation a business situation I would I would use my name is Buffalo and while I shake hands or something what's your phone number the next one is what's your phone number I would not ask this question right away like maybe you've met the person a few times but you would like to contact them whether it's because you're romantically interested in them or because you want to be better friends with them but just if you meet someone for the first time and you're like what's your phone number like a little it's a little too much so use this question after you've met the person a few times and you know you want to become better friends when you want to give your phone number just say it's and the number that's fine just it's blah blah blah or my phone number is blah blah blah with the number 5 5 5 1 million and 5 to 6 when is your birthday so maybe you want to plan a birthday party for example or it's just another fun question the first time you meet someone when is your birthday so when you want to tell someone your birthday just give the month and the date mmm January 15th August 42nd that's a real day if you want to make a full sentence you can say my birthday is month date where are you from the next word the next question is where are you from this can refer to your country or your city mmm but I feel like prop more stuff and it refers to your country so where are you from your answer should be I'm from places I'm from China I'm from Japan I'm from Vietnam I'm from America whatever I'm from there where did you learn English the next question is where did you learn English where did you learn English if you're speaking great English you can say I learned English at the English class 101.com yes you did because you're watching no anyway where did you learn English in this case in the case of like these videos I learned English online or I learned English from and then the school name or the program name so I learned English from English class 101.com for example if you studied English at university you can say I learned English at university or I learned English from my friends perhaps where do you live where do you live depending on the situation where you're asked this this can mean your country like I live in America I live in China sometimes it's about the place in the city where you live sometimes it's about the country where you live so you can kind of feel I think which question which type of question is being asked where do you work where do you work is talking about your job you can use the pattern I work at company name or I work for company name either it's fine I work at ABC company I work for ABC company either is okay but you know if if you have answered with the wrong information the other person will just ask you like oh I mean where is your office or oh I mean which company do you work for use the force for this one where is the bathroom where is the bathroom very important question where is the bathroom in American English where is the bathroom or where is the restroom is more common than where is the toilet using the word toilet is a little bit too direct in American English so I recommend bathroom or restroom so those are 15 questions that you should definitely know know how to ask these questions and know how to answer these questions they are very useful and very important for everyday conversation thanks very much for joining us thank you very much for subscribing if you haven't subscribed yet please be sure to do so so that you can check our fun stuff every week with that we will see you again next time bye if you are a baby watching this video please contact us because you're amazing yeah Thunderdome in my stomach that's going at the end of my videos I'm sure hi everybody my name is Alisha and today I'm joined again in the studio by Michael hello and today we're gonna be talking about bad habits in English so these are some things that we've heard before or mistakes that native speakers and non-native speakers of English make and that drive us crazy so let us begin you start what's your first thing um this doesn't bug me too much until someone points it out about me and then it drives me nuts yeah okay once you tell someone that they say um or like too much then every time they say it they notice it and it's really hard to get a thought out because these are filler words that you almost always use or I always use maybe Americans always use but it's yeah it's really tough not to use the word like or um I think when you're just speaking casually right yeah right well yeah I mean like right now why he had remains of the first one actually we talked about that we have a video I think probably like a year ago one of the English weekly words videos where the word like was one of the words that Americans overuse I don't know where that information came from but that was C oh my god now I'm suddenly aware of it why this whole thing I'm gonna be thinking about how often I say liking them okay let's see I'm gonna go to one that I think all of us talked about and all of us were aware of before we even turned the camera on but this is a this one is written this is a written problem that drives me nuts and there are so many variations on this with other words but this is the big one you're why oh you are this is a do not equal sign why oh you apostrophe re so this one your while you are is a possessive word this is your shirt your bag your whatever why oh you apostrophe re is a contracted form of you are interestingly enough though I will say that I rarely see non-native speakers of English make this mistake most of the time it's native speakers who make this mistake come on guys really I just it just drives me nuts yeah that one you need drives me nuts that one bugs me too because it's it's really simple I mean there's another one and it still kind of bugs me but I'm more forgiving as it's and it's because they're both ites and one of them has an apostrophe and in both cases it seems reasonable because you can use an apostrophe for possessive or for a contraction so both seem reasonable and you just have to do like you know a pneumonic device figure it out there's rules I'm sure there's a you know English language English class 101 episode on it you know what apostrophe is the one that the possessive the apostrophe s is the one that start for it has or it is right but it makes sense it's kind of tough for some people to remember you are you're in your that that really upsets me yeah it's so easy it's simple that in there and we talked about this earlier there there and there the possessive th e ir for that's their house that's their dog th ER e it's over there and th ey apostrophe re they are there are three different there there there's sound the same but they have different meanings and they should be spelled differently too so come on native speakers games together okay alright next one for you what's your next one ah along the same lines of being like correct could of so I think the problem with a lot of these words is so it's supposed to be could have but when you're speaking the language any language you you make it quicker and quicker and you kind of slur the words together so like for example grandma or grandma you like native speakers you don't really say the deed you say that grandma grandma and so as a kid I thought that's how you spelled it and I remember spelling GRA Mme someone told me no that's not it so could of it it makes sense why people would say could of but it doesn't it's not proper and you shouldn't get in the habit of doing it I think most of these things you can be forgiving when they're kids but it's best to nip it in the bud because you know it just becomes a bad habit yeah and I mean with could have there is a correct contracted spelled version it's just could do apostrophe ve could if I mean I I would argue that it's more casual and it's perhaps not the most correct thing to write I would probably would just write could have I probably wouldn't use the contracted form so much use of contractions will make you sound more casual if you want to write a formal letter you should I feel you should not use contractions if you're writing an academic paper as well don't use contractions spell it out spell the whole thing out you'll sound much more formal and more at least in my mind more educated all right great this topic is getting me all like antsy okay let's see I'm gonna go to okay another pronunciation issue that I feel like almost is cool now okay let me ask you a question this pronunciation okay so I've written acts on this card but the it's asked ASX let me ask okay so this lemme which we talked about in a previous video which is short for let me I've contracted it here to the very casual lemme but I've used lemme here because this is this is typically said in a very very casual setting let me ask you a question but the pronunciation of ask should not be acts it's asked let me ask you a question I want to ask you something it's not acts it's ask ask yeah this one again so like lemme lemme is okay I think most people say lemme I think that's okay but for some reason acts I think a lot of these just are not even close at all let me when you say it really fast it sounds like lemme let me write but when you say acts it's just totally wrong it's reversing the the consonants in the word ask right it's not faster you're not making it quicker you're not slurring or making you know putting it into one little like fluid blob it's just you just switch the two yeah absolutely I hear this with the word asterisk as well the little star that's on like the number eight on your keyboard or whatever that this looking thing it's not an actress or what I don't even know it's asterisk so over pronunciation so this one is kind of the opposite direction so this whole time we've been kind of nitpicking when you use the incorrect version of a word I think over pronunciation can also be equally as damaging but instead of making you look stupid it makes you look pretentious so for example we don't say in English we don't use all of the syllables with chocolate so it's cha like when you spell it chocolate white chocolate right and so like maybe in Spanish or something like that they would still say that like chocolate they're something whatever but with English we took it out and so even though you still spell all of those syllables native speakers now say chocolate chocolate or like comfortable comfort that's how it's spelled but native english-speakers we say comforter bull and this is like now it's it's I think it's like unanimous so maybe when it becomes when slang becomes so popular that it's part of the new language it's the language is now evolved if you don't go with the flow even though it's incorrect I think you sound pretentious that's a great one I like that a lot alright I'm gonna wrap it up I have to actually I'll just I think I can do them quickly though do you have any more by the way no no okay then I'll go quickly these are to my last two are just a couple that my students actually struggle with so maybe this this is something that you can work on as well this one just an example sentence I want to go to there I've underlined the word to here we use the word to when we're talking about a specific city or a specific country like I want to go to New York I want to go to Europe but there is not a specific location I want to go to there is not a specific place so we you don't need to use to in this sentence I want to go there it's perfectly fine so this is a mistake that non-native speakers it seems seem to make from time to time perhaps okay and then another one that I've heard a lot recently is this phrase in case of and then a country so for example in case of China in case of Egypt or whatever where someone is trying to explain like the political situation or a policy in that country in case of in case of but actually you don't need to use case of just in China in Europe in Japan whatever you don't need to use case of this pattern in case of is used for like an emergency situation or used to talk about alternate plans often to do with weather so for example in case of rain the event will be canceled or in case of tornado please go to your nearest evacuation center I don't know something like that so it's used for like an emergency situation it's not used to talk about policies in the countries just use in plus the place it's much better much more natural so those are a few things that I've noticed that non-native speakers struggle with sometimes so perhaps they'll be helpful for you as well so thanks very much for watching if you have a bad habit that you've noticed when you're speaking English or if you've noticed about habit and somebody else in their English speaking or their writing or whatever please leave it in a comment and let's compare it might be interesting to see if there are any other things that people tend to struggle with thanks very much for watching this episode and we will see you again soon bye hi everybody my name is Alisha and today we're gonna be talking about ten of the hardest words to pronounce according to you guys so we collected some information from you on Facebook thanks very much for sending in your ideas and these were the top 10 most difficult words for you to pronounce so let's get started absolutely absolutely absolutely might be tough to pronounce absolutely means 100% absolutely is an agreement phrase are you going to that music event next week absolutely yes 100% definitely absolutely loot like a loot Lu te big rhyme the crime apparently means dirty I've never heard nor used this word before but perhaps it's difficult to pronounce the grime the door to my apartment was big rhymed in the storm last week breakfast the next word is breakfast breakfast is hard to pronounce but that is the meaning of breakfast you're breaking the fast so fast is a period of time without eating and to break means to just well in this case breaking something it doesn't refer to like crushing a thing but stopping something to break the fast of the night in other words so you're fasting during the night you're not eating so you wake up in the morning you break the fast but we don't say break fast we say breakfast in a sentence this morning from breakfast I ate a bowl of cereal with grapes and I had a coffee too colleague colleague yes colleague many of my students struggle with this they say colleague or they say colleague you or something cuz the spelling of this word is really really strange there's that gue at the end and we're more commonly I feel it's just co-worker colleague sounds slightly more formal to me than co-worker somebody who you work with or somebody who you have a business relationship in some sense could be a person from another company could be somebody from your own company anyone who you do business dealings with is your colleague can be your colleague in a sentence I'm going to a networking event with my colleagues next week miscellaneous that mis see miscellaneous so just as the spelling I think maybe it's confusing for this word miscellaneous miscellaneous just means other's stuff or just other uncatted Erised stuff I keep a lot of miscellaneous items in a drawer in my house maybe they don't they don't really fit into one category like it's not kitchen things it's not clothing it's just sort of a mixture of things miscellaneous things negotiation the next word is negotiation negotiation yeah there are two T's in this but neither T is a hard T they're both very soft at shish sound because they're followed by the eye and another vowel that she a negotiation negotiation refers to a compromise between two people you're trying to make a decision and you negotiate in this case that's a noun form negotiation business negotiations continued for more than a month with this important deal realm realm I see why this one's hard it's that rolling part the room it's a weird word isn't it it's used to talk about just like the kind of a fantasy world is sort of the nuance of this phrase the realm in a sentence lets us go to the realm where the elves live and eat their bread unfortunately the next word is unfortunately unfortunately unfortunately just means too bad you can use this to to start bad news for example like unfortunately I can't come to work today because I'm sick or unfortunately I broke my arm at the basketball game last week or unfortunately my haircut is bad vocabu-larry vocabu-larry vocabu-larry vocabu-larry vocabu-larry vocabu-larry just refers to the words in a language my vocabulary in my second language is really really low I need a bigger vocabulary so that I can express myself more clearly world world oh I see why this one's hard world world hard to pronounce that are LD I think together is tough Plus that W at the beginning as well it's such a short word but you have to say so many weird things at the same time your tongue is going like this in a sentence I have traveled all over the world and the best food is in my stomach that's in so those were ten hard to pronounce words give them a try slowly at first and just kind of try to work up to saying it a more natural speech if you like thank you so much for sharing your opinions with us on Facebook and please make sure to subscribe to our channel so that you don't miss out on any of this fun information so thanks again for watching today and we'll see you again next time bye hi everybody my name is Alisha and today we're gonna be talking about ten phrases that you always want to hear so let's begin you win the first phrase is you win you win if you hear the phrase you win it means you have won something you are probably going to receive something for free whoo that's a very happy thing right you want to give free things congratulations you win a car yay here are the keys to your new car great thank you and I brought you something special this is exciting to hear because it means this little something special is I call I thought only of you so I brought you this I brought you something special really thank you I miss you I miss you I miss you is nice you can use this with your friends your family members your partner whoever I miss you shows that you want to meet the other person probably you haven't you haven't seen them as much as you would like to so you can say I miss you I miss you call your husband or wife or boyfriend girlfriend whoever on the phone maybe you haven't seen them for a long time you can say I miss you I miss you too take a break I'll do the cleaning today take a break I'll do the cleaning today this means someone else is going to clean up your house for you or clean up something for you I would be very happy to hear this phrase right now because my apartment is a disaster because I'm only there to sleep so maybe you've had a long day at work or a long day doing something you come home and somebody else has offered to do this for you so take a break I'll do the cleaning today and you can reply really thank you so much I'm gonna relax the budget is unlimited the next phrase that you always want to hear is the budget is unlimited the budget is unlimited this could be at work this could be a budget a personal budget maybe but it just means there's no limit to the budget you can spend as much money as you want very exciting so let's see in a business context perhaps you have this new client who's going to give you a lot of money to build a new house or something maybe you're building houses that's your project your boss comes to you the budget for this project is unlimited really let's go crazy there'll be a bonus at the end of the month yeah this is a phrase that you probably are very excited to hear it means you are going to receive extra money from your job at the end of the month woohoo very exciting extra money maybe you'll hear this from your boss or your manager or maybe your coworker at work maybe you see it in an email there will be a bonus at the end of the month really I'm gonna use mine to buy a new car really I'm gonna use mine to go out on a date really I'm gonna use mine to get a new fish you did a great job you did a great job you did a great job it's something you'll probably hear from well I don't know you could hear this from pretty much anybody anytime you've done a good job someone will congratulate you or tell you their opinion with this phrase you did a great job you finished a project at work and your boss says you did a great job nice thank you so much it was really fun or thank you just just say thank you you look great today you look great today the other person thinks that your physical appearance is nice today don't think about that today part you know just just just take the compliment oh really thank you so much you look great today oh thank you so much I got a new haircut thank you so much I I kind of sleep yeah you were right you were right this means that something that you said in the past was correct and it everybody likes to be correct I think I saw that movie that you recommended you were right it was really good oh good I'm glad you enjoyed it don't be like I know or yeah I knew I was right don't do that just say oh good I'm glad you're an excellent cook you're an excellent cook this is a nice compliment especially for someone who enjoys cooking if you say you're an excellent cook it means you enjoyed their food so let's see at a dinner party for example you're an excellent cook this food is delicious oh thank you so much I'm really glad you enjoyed it and that's the end so those are things that you want to hear so keep in mind it's nice for you to hear these things but other people also want to hear them too so compliment other people tell them that they are awesome if they are awesome tell them that they have good skills in whatever it is that they like to do people like to be complimented people want to be liked so write the message or say something nice to them yes leave us a comment we have a great team of people doing all these amazing things so tell them how much you love them so thanks so much for joining us for this week's lesson we will see you again next time please make sure to subscribe if you have not already so that you don't miss out on any fun stuff thank you very much again for watching and we'll see you again soon bye hi everybody my name is Alisha and I'm here in the studio today with my goal hello and today we're gonna be talking about things that every American kid knows so let's get right into it these are gonna be things that we think that maybe now I imagine most or all American kids are aware of or have done to some degree so let's compare why don't you start us off oh ah this is a good one I think everybody knows this everybody still should know this is the magic word so usually when you want to like get someone to say please you're trying to teach little kids how to be polite teach them proper manners and so you say what's the magic word and they say please so like for example hey mom can I have a cookie what's the magic word can I have a cookie please and then you give him the cookie yep yep it's it's better than saying say please I feel like saying what's the magic word is I don't know it's kind of like a more fun way to tell kids like people I you know say please and thank you kind of hypocritical to be like say please yeah yeah yeah that's true nice nice fun okay good all right I'll go to my first one I picked okay you'll see in a second maybe what I picked um let's start with let's see I'll start with this one I think kids probably all over the world are aware of this one or some variation I don't know what it's called many different languages but hide-and-seek hide-and-seek is a very very basic game I mean that the game is explained pretty much here hide-and-seek so a bunch of kids hide and then one person usually seeks or looks for all the other kids so this was one of those games that you'd play with a group of friends or even just you know like with one of your siblings if you don't have a whole lot of people but the basic concept of the game is one or more people hide and then a few seconds later you go look for those people I die soon that you played this game I assume that every child played this game hours and hours and hours spent playing this game so I mean there's different variations of the game but like you have a home base usually and so that's where the person starts and you usually count so like what 3,100 yeah and so you close your eyes the person who's a it and they okay one two three and then when you are finished you say ready or not here I come and you try to find them and then if you are hiding and you make it to the home base and you touch it you're free you made it you win yeah or like I don't know multiple people can win it's really like a young young kid game yeah like I don't think I played it after 9 years old yeah I think maybe around junior high school was probably the last time that I played it yeah okay uh hide and seek yeah play hide and seek if you haven't I don't know I bet it'd be fun as an adult to in the right in the right situation make it a drinking game something like that oh you sip it so I didn't have to fake it let's go to your next run what's your next one um I guess talking about games thumb war no more so I think most people do this around the world they they know the thumb war which is like like this and you you try to catch him but the thing that not everyone knows is and I think every American kid knows is you say 1 2 3 4 I declare a thumb war ready go did you not have already go I don't remember that last part ready go okay and then you try to get him so yeah you tried that you try to fight it you keep the other person's thumb down hmm in retrospect that's not a very good game is it nah yeah these are all durable game yeah yeah I did it too though I did it but like people would always people would always kind of like get a little bit too into it and then they'd sort of like kind of try and rip their hands out of it or do you use this finger you cheat what does that call the hook like no hooks I'm not aware of this like this you do that and then you use this finger so you're trying to do it it's hard and then you ha you just cheat basically so yeah stupid game for little kids basically there's like it's like tic-tac-toe you can play it like a million times and usually you get a tie it's just like something to do when the teachers talking and it's just easy you don't need a ball you just kind of like okay let's play some terrible childhood yeah it's pretty bad all right I'm gonna go to my next one another game I picked duck-duck-goose yes yeah as I was writing this card I was thinking to myself why is it called duck-duck-goose of all things okay so the game is very very simple I think you need you need a group of people for this one though but you form a ring a ring of children usually and then there's one person who walks around the outside of the ring and they touch each each person on the head as they walk by and say duck Duck Duck and then randomly this one person will select one child and say goose you're the goose and so if you are chosen as the goose you have to get up and chase the other person around the circle and try to get back to your the place where you were sitting down before them know you have to tag them right the the person who was going duck Duck Duck and then goose they try to run around the circle and steal your spot right and you if you're fast enough you can run around and if you tag them then they keep going and you're and you get your spots too right right so it's it's it's like a seeded version of tag but I don't know why we call it duck-duck-goose yeah no clue I don't know okay so this one is actually I think it's like from Scotland or something I don't know I forgot I looked it up but eeny meeny miny moe so usually when you're trying to decide who let's say you want to play hide-and-seek and you don't know who's gonna be the one who's it so then you'll go eenie meenie miney mo catch a tiger by his toe if he hollers make him pay a thousand dollars every day okay you're it and there's a few variations of that pretty much everyone knows that I still use it to this day honestly any money most people shorten it though because the tiger the whole tiger thing is quite long so I think eeny meeny miny moe it's just a rhyme to choose someone I mean you could flip a coin or do you like rock paper scissors or something like that but for whatever reason we do this any meenie miney mo a thing did you ever do nose goes uh as a child no as an adult for a drinking game yes all the things that were like children's games become adult drinking game then you go up slowly get per very very mature okay my last one is truth or dare perhaps this is more for like junior high school and high school age when you start getting a little bit more like curious is maybe the right word so the game is you have there are two choices that you can make this game truth where your friends will ask you a question and you have to reply with the truth to that question so usually truth is like who's who's the person that you like or do you want a boyfriend or do you want a girlfriend usually it's something like that if you don't choose truth then you have to choose dare so dare is the choice where your friends get to tell you to do something and it's usually something crazy so you either have the option of being in other words humiliated by sharing something secret or humiliated by doing something embarrassing it's a it's a fun game of humiliation to play with your friends I I actually have some good memories playing this game nothing nothing like bad really just really really silly stuff actually like singing weird songs in front of like my a my friend's parents that kind of thing right put underwear on your head or something yeah yeah yeah the one I remember that just came to mind is they told me I was like okay dare and then they said to go outside act like a cow get on all fours and take a big mouthful of the grass and chew it so that was kind of that's a creative dare yeah yeah that was like that's why I still remember it cuz usually they're just kind of like I dare you to like I don't know drink too much ketchup versa I don't know just something kind of hey you know how's peekaboo drinking too much ketchup not too much ketchup is no that's too much kitchen I decided to tablespoons was adequate it's like the every time all right I'm out I think maybe you're out okay great so those are a few things that perhaps I think most if not all American kids know or are aware of a lot of them were games maybe you have similar games in your country so if you if you've had some interesting experiences playing these games or if you have a game that's similar to one of the games or one of the ideas that we've talked about here please let us know in a comment and be interesting to compare any other ideas about it that's about it okay well thanks very much for joining us for this episode of English topic we will see you again soon take care bye hi everybody welcome back to top words my name is Alisha and today we're gonna talk about ten different ways to remember words so these are actually some ways to remember words that you have sent in to us so I'm really excited to see what your recommendations are I study other languages so let's talk about it let's see I associate new words with words that sound similar in my native language if you're studying English your native language might share some words so like I'm studying Japanese and for example the word chocolate sounds very very similar in in Japanese so in English the word is chocolate in Japanese the word is chocolate evil so it sounds similar so that's an easy word for me to remember I learn about the roots of words and how different words are related to each other many words in English have roots in very very old languages like Latin so a word like omniscient for example can be broken down into maybe two parts the Omni Omni meaning all or everything and she int the science part relates to knowledge or knowing so together the word means all-knowing omniscient maybe you can guess the meaning even if it's the first time you've seen the word okay I listen to songs and memorize the lyrics this is also a common way to to help kids learn things too through songs opposite of B plus or minus a square root B squared minus 4ac all over 2a it's a quadratic function equation because it's a song it's still in my head Thank You mrs. Sam I often watch TV or YouTube videos that are designed for young children that's how children in the native language learn so it's a great tool for you don't be embarrassed to do that I do that in English we have Dora the Explorer we have Sesame Street we have another channel that's made for children's content but it could be useful for you it's called kids vs. life so please be sure to check that out I speak as often as possible with native speakers a native speaker can go on that's that's a strange thing that you're saying so there are a lot of small factors that you can't get unless you're speaking with a native speaker so this is a really really great tip if you're interested in doing this with us we have on English class 101.com a special subscription which is called the elite level of subscription where you get to actually study with one of our teachers here so if if you don't have somebody that you can study with now that might be a way to do it please check that out if you're interested I try to use the language routinely in the context of daily life when you're alone just doing stuff at home like making breakfast or cooking or doing the laundry if you use the language just to say like now I'm going to I don't know cut vegetables or oh I need to do laundry later today or thinking about your appointment whatever another good example is really I put my phone into my target language you're telling little stories when you're having conversations with people so get used to telling yourself the story I use repetition reading writing and speaking words over and over again keep repeating in your studies even if it feels like you know you're not making any progress you are just just the act of doing that repetition can be helpful for you if a football player never throws a football he's not going to be able to throw it very well is he you have to repeat repeat repeat and then when you're faced with the actual situation where you need to throw the football you need to use that vocabulary word you're ready you already know how to say the word so yes repeat it's good I try to think in English so it becomes natural to my thought process I do this I think about what I need to do I think about what I have done I think about what I'm going to do and so in that way you can practice past tense future tense and present tense recently this has been happening to me I've started dreaming in Japanese from time to time or I dream bilingually it's exciting I think I try to use the word in a simple sentence so I learn whole phrases not just individual words yes this is a huge tip so vocabulary is important of course if you don't know a key word you might miss the meaning of something but context is important too so there might be two words which seem very similar like big and large for example but when should I use large when should I use big like if your clothes shopping and you say mm do you have this in a big size it might not be the correct way to use the word instead do you have this in a large size is the correct phrase so learning how to use the correct vocabulary word at the correct time is important and you can do that through studying sentences and phrases instead of just vocabulary this is why reading is important I feel reading as much as possible especially the newspaper helps me to remember words when I was a kid I just read everything I was I was so into reading I loved it and I think that it helped it actually helped my language skills improve even in my native language again at first it's really hard to do and you might have to use a dictionary a lot but you'll learn gradually more natural speaking patterns more natural writing patterns too which will help you to sound more natural when you speak and maybe it can help your listening skills too when you can listen for those patterns that you see in textbooks that you see in newspapers and novels whatever is a great tool reading and thank goodness that's the end so those are 10 tips that you can use to remember new words and new phrases try them out I'm going to be doing my best with my target language I hope that you do too thank you very much for watching please please please subscribe to our channel if you have not already and we will see you again soon for more exciting information bye you've arrived at your hotel and are almost ready to relax after your long trip but the person at the front desk only speaks English how do you check-in hi Alicia here checking in at a hotel in English is easy in this lessons you'll learn how the tsavo just arrived at his hotel in New York let's watch good evening sir hi my name is Gustavo Silva I have a reservation thank you very much mr. Silva could you spell your name please s AI lv8 thank you ah yes mr. Silva here's your room key is there a shop in this hotel no but there's a small grocery store in the next building and is there any shampoo or conditioner in the room yes sir thank you oh and a wake-up call please of course what time at 7:00 but what time's breakfast from 6:00 to 7:30 a.m. in the dining room on the first floor now with subtitles good evening sir hi my name is Gustavo Silva I have a reservation thank you very much mr. Silva could you spell your name please s i lv peg thank you ah yes mr. Silva here's your room key is there a shop in this hotel no but there's a small grocery store in the next building and is there any shampoo or conditioner in the room yes sir thank you oh and a wake-up call please of course what time at 7:00 but what time's breakfast from 6:00 to 7:30 a.m. in the dining room on the first floor here are the keywords from the scene grocery store grocery store grocery store grocery store shampoo shampoo shampoo Shampoo conditioner conditioner conditioner conditioner dining room dining room dining room dining room reservation reservation reservation reservation good evening good evening good evening good evening sir sir sir sir key room key room key room key small small small small next next next next building building building building of course of course course of course time what time what time what time Fleur Fleur Fleur floor here are the key phrases from the scene in the scene how did the hotel clerk ask Gustavo to spell his name could you spell your name please first is the phrase could you next is the word spell this is the phrase your name and last is the word please together it's could you spell your name please to respond you would give the spelling of your last name first name or both now you try say the hotel clerks line when he asks Gustavo to spell his name thank you very much mr. Silva could you spell your name please in the scene how did Gustavo ask for a wake-up call a wake-up call please first is the phrase a wake-up call next is the word please together it's a wake-up call please keep in mind that you will also have to tell the hotel clerk what time you want the wake-up call now you try say Gustavo's line to request a wake-up call Oh and a wake-up call please in the scene how did Gustavo ask what time breakfast is served what times breakfast the first word is what next is a contraction of the words time and is times last is the word breakfast together it's what time's breakfast this is a very useful shortened way of asking about what time something is happening you try say Gustavo's line to find out when breakfast will be served but what time's breakfast now the lesson focus here's how to check in at a hotel ready do you remember the first thing gu stavos said to the hotel clerk in the scene after he introduces himself I have a reservation first is the phrase I have next is the phrase reservation together it's I have a reservation use this expression to indicate that you've reserved a room in advance you can also use this phrase in other situations where you made a reservation such as at a restaurant now you try imagine you have just come to a restaurant where you've made a reservation what would you say I have a reservation now imagine you've booked a rental car online and you're checking in to pick up your car what would you say I have a reservation do you remember how gustavo asked if the hotel has a shop is there a shop in this hotel first is the phrase is there and next is the phrase a shop last is the phrase in this hotel together its is there a shop in this hotel this structure allows you to easily ask if something is nearby or in a particular location start your question with is there and then insert something you are looking for finally add a location now you try imagine you're checking into a hotel and want to know if there's an ATM in the hotel what would you say is there an ATM in this hotel now imagine you're in a shopping mall and want to find out if there's a coffee shop in the mall what would you say is there a coffee shop small do you remember how gustavo asks if there is shampoo or conditioner in the room is there any shampoo or conditioner in the room first is the phrase is there any next is the phrase shampoo or conditioner and last is the phrase in the room together it's is there any shampoo or conditioner in the room this phrase structure is very similar to the one we just learned except the word NE is used to refer to uncountable nouns such as shampoo water or bread the structure is is there any followed by the item and location now you try imagine you're checking into a hotel and you want to know if there is bottled water in the room what would you say is there any bottled water in the room imagine you're baking cookies and you want to know if there's any milk in the refrigerator what would you say is there any milk in the refrigerator now it's time to practice your new ability let's practice this is your chance to try checking in at a hotel in English try to remember what you learned and practice speaking ready here we go what's the first thing you say to the hotel clerk to indicate that you've made a reservation in advance I have a reservation the clerk asks you to spell your name how do you respond could you spell your name please the letters of your last name s i lv a after the hotel clerk gives you a room key you want to know if there's a store in the hotel how do you ask is there a store in this hotel after the hotel clerk has answered your question he asks you if you need anything else how do you request a wake-up call a wake-up call please great job you just mastered checking into a hotel in english these phrases are very useful so be sure to keep practicing well done now watch the scene one more time after that practice role playing with an American friend another English Learner or with us in the comments bye good evening sir hi my name is Gustavo Silva I have a reservation thank you very much mr. Silva could you spell your name please si LV egg thank you ah yes mr. Silva here's your room key is there a shop in this hotel no but there's a small grocery store in the next building and is there any shampoo or conditioner in the room yes sir thank you oh and a wake up call please of course what time at 7:00 but what time's breakfast from 6 to 7:30 a.m. in the dining room on the first floor imagine you've just landed after a long flight to America and you're almost free but first you need to go through passport control what will they ask you how should you respond hi Alicia here navigating passport control isn't as hard as you might think in this lesson you'll learn how GU stavo has just arrived in New York he's in line at passport control let's watch next passport please hello here you are how long will you be staying for six weeks and where will you be staying at the Four Seasons Hotel what's the purpose of your visit I'm here on business okay thank you welcome to the United States now with subtitles next passport please hello here you are how long will you be staying for six weeks and where will you be staying at the Four Seasons Hotel what's the purpose of your visit I'm here on business okay thank you welcome to the United States here are the keywords from the scene you you passport passport passport passport please please please please hello hello hello hello business business business business okay oh okay okay okay thank you thank you thank you thank you here are the key phrases from the scene in the scene what did Gustavo say when he gave his passport to the immigration officer here you are this short sentence helps indicate that someone is giving something to someone in response to a request first is the word here next is the word you and last is the word are together it's here you are try saying this as Gustavo hands his passport over to the immigration officer passport please hello here you are at the end of the scene how does the immigration officer welcome Gustavo welcome to the United States this is a polite and sometimes friendly way to indicate to someone that you're glad to have them to a home place of work or another place somehow belonging to you it starts with the core phrase welcome to and then finishes with the location in this case the United States try saying this after the immigration officer speaks okay thank you welcome to the United States now the lesson focus here's what you say to navigate passport control ready do you remember the first question the immigration officer asked after Gustavo gave him his passport how long will you be staying immigration officers asked this question to find out about the length of a visitor's stay they want to know if a visitor plans to stay for two weeks for example or one month first is the phrase how long next is the word will after this is the word you and last is the phrase be staying Gustavo responds with a length of time for six weeks first is the word for next is the number six and last is the word weeks together it's for six weeks the sentence structure to answer the question how long will you be staying is four plus number of days or weeks imagine you're going to stay for two weeks answer the question how long will you be staying for two weeks do you remember the second question the immigration officer asked Gustavo in the scene and where will you be staying this question is identical to the first question except instead of saying how long the immigration officer asked where the immigration officer is asking to find out which hotel or address a visitor will be staying at again it's where will you be staying in response Gustavo gives the name of his hotel at the Four Seasons Hotel first is the word at and after this is the name of the hotel the Four Seasons Hotel together it's at the Four Seasons Hotel the sentence structure to answer the question where will you be staying is at plus your hotel name imagine you'll be staying at the Plaza Hotel answer the question where will you be staying at The Plaza Hotel do you remember the third question the immigration officer asked in the scene what's the purpose of your visit the immigration officer asks this to understand why Gustavo is visiting first is a contraction of what and is what's next is the word the after this is the word purpose next is the word of following this is the word your and last is the word visit together it's what's the purpose of your visit in response gustavo answers I'm here on business this starts with the core phrase I'm here on following this core phrase is the word business altogether it's I'm here on business this means that Gustavo is in the country to do business and not just to sightsee alternatively he could have said I'm here for pleasure this is the same pattern as the first response the only difference is that on business has been taken out and for pleasure is used instead again that's I'm here for pleasure now you try imagine your trip is for sightseeing answer the question what's the purpose of your visit I'm here for pleasure now imagine you are visiting the US on business answer the question what's the purpose of your visit I'm here on business now it's time to practice your new ability you've arrived to the United States and you'll need to go through passport control ready here we go the immigration officer asks you to show her your passport what do you say when you give your passport to her here you are how do you answer the question how long will you stay for the number of days or weeks for six weeks how do you answer the question where will you stay at your hotel name at the Four Seasons Hotel you are on business in New York how do you answer the question what's the purpose of your stay I'm here on business great job you're ready to go through passport control keep up the good work and remember to practice well done now watch the scene one more time after that practice with us in the comments until you're ready to go bye next passport please hello here you are how long will you be staying for six weeks and where will you be staying at the Four Seasons Hotel what's the purpose of your visit I'm here on business okay thank you welcome to the United States hi everybody my name is Alisha and today I'm joined by Michael hello and today we're going to be talking about the college experience in the United States so we're gonna be sharing some things that we think are maybe very common if you attend the college in the United States so let's begin why don't we start with you Michael what is your first item first item is four years for years this is something I mean it's not too exciting to talk about but one of my friends from the UK was asking me about you know how long does it take what's the typical amount of time because I guess in the UK and I'm sure this is different from wherever you are in the world you know they do three years three years something like that for us typically you do your secondary education as high school and that's four years so grade 9 10 11 12 you graduate around 18 years old 17 18 and then you go to university and the degrees are the most common is 4 years which is your bachelor's right and some people do 2 years for an associate's and then you can go on and get masters in it you know that kind of varies how long you want to take personally how many majors blah blah blah but I guess in the UK it's typically three years for University yeah for for the average University time because they yeah they're their education their high school is different too so oh I shouldn't know that yeah me either until just last week okay the first year each each year in college has a name and as well as in high school too so the first year is called or the students the students that are the first year students are called the freshmen freshmen if you think about that word fresh man so fresh meaning new and man in this case I'm just meeting people but man so the first year there is this thing called the Freshman Fifteen which maybe you've heard of the freshman 15 I don't know if you know this one freshman 15 the 15 in freshman 15 refers to 15 pounds or pounds in terms of body weight so kind of a joke that's that you might hear if you go to a college in the US or maybe in another country too you have this is freshmen move out of their parents home and go to school where they start eating cafeteria food anytime they like they can get their own snacks they're on their own essentially and the joke is that freshmen gain 15 pounds in their freshman year of college do you know about the freshman 15 yeah I know it all too well I I gained that you got the freshman 20 year some so my problem is I mean partly I think the typical thing is because of the freedom your parents have a set meal you have you know like extracurricular activities I I actually lost weight my first term of college but then after that I changed things up a bit and then it was like oh just like a monster I was looking at pictures like it's just like last week or something like that whoa was such a difference actually yeah I had a bit of wealth just watching all the English in three minutes video you'll get like he'll get the idea yeah okay yeah so freshman 15 that's a common one all right what's your next one so I mean this kind of relates to the freshman 15 is is to party partying party all the time party on Wayne carne on Garth so I mean you're free so maybe in high school a lot of people drink and go party but you have to keep it secret from your parents you have to you know do the thing where you you call and you say I'm gonna stay at Alicia's house and Alicia's parents think she's staying at my house and we both go to a party where the parents are out of town we you have to be very secret but in college anytime there's always somebody who wants to party and there's always the bad influence you just doesn't care they want to drop out so there's always a party if you seek it it's there so with that you know that's where you can gain the freshman 15 is drinking a lot of calories this leads actually perfectly into slight variation I wrote themed parties for one of my cards because this beyond especially beyond the freshman year so the second year of college is called sophomoric the students are called sophomores third year they're called juniors and fourth-year seniors so in your sophomore junior and senior year of college typically I would say you move out of the dorm and into a house or an apartment and it is there in the freedom beyond the college campus that you can have themed parties so I'm betting that you have some stories we had some themed parties my friends and I what kind of we did of course Halloween parties we did those we had a blacklight party one time where we placed all the all the lights in the house with black lights and everyone wore a white t-shirt and brought a highlighter and then if we would draw a things or write things on people's t-shirts that was fun yeah I like that that was actually really fun we did a camo camp everybody had to wear camo at the party that was I think we did there's a very very key thing that appears in beer pong which is this the Red Solo Cup so Solo is the brand of Cup that is just it's if you've watched a movie that's set in an American or and if you've watched a movie that's set in college in the US you will have seen the characters at the party holding this red plastic cup and it's the brand is so low and I don't know how it came to be that this was just the college cup but it is it's just at every party it's just cheap and I didn't know this until recently but there are lines on that red so look like maybe I'm graphic here I don't know but there are lines on that Red Solo Cup where the bottom line on the cup is the amount of a shot like a shot a spirit straw the next line up is one serving of wine after that is a beer I think so I like the lines actually have a meaning to them apparently I don't know if it's true I read that recently though because I was looking for them yeah my life could not find them I couldn't find them but yes that that Cup is the College Cup via the college cup of the college experience okay experimenting is my next one because actually my favorite place to go as far as clubs are gay clubs I love gay clubs and the first time I went to a gay club was in university and the whole atmosphere is just very accepting so I think probably because in the LGBT community there's discrimination and so there as demographic generally very accepting very laid-back so I can go there and just have fun you can wear whatever you want you can talk and dance to whoever just a lot of fun and I think in university like this is actually a phrase that my friends would always say and I I don't know if this is an idiom or something or maybe just my friends but it's College is about experiences and you always hear that and like when someone's you know not sure they don't want to do something hey come on college is about experiences let's go hike that mountain and experiment in many different ways did you have anything like this I was honestly trying to think of something some big change like I I did I did start drinking in college yes but I really didn't do anything that was honestly I really I've never been like a super crazy crazy person I'll try new things like oh I'll try like new food or like oh I don't know I like going to interesting events or like festivals or that kind of thing is fine but as far as like you know making a drastic change to my appearance or anything like that I really didn't know sororities and fraternities sororities and fraternities a sorority is a group of girls who live together in one house and do things I was not a member of a sorority so I don't really know details somebody I'm sure out there probably knows more than me fraternities on the other hand are groups of men who live together call their so they're college age women and college age men who live together and they do things together the image of a sorority or fraternity is that they're kind of at least my image is that they're wealthy kind of privileged kids which is not even necessarily true but this is I feel like this is the image that appears in a lot of movies about college experiences in America or in the States all right very nice very nice it's interesting to compare our different experiences any final thoughts on college in the u.s. that's it yeah if you have a chance give it a try or just you know studying in any country outside your own it's an interesting experience so as Michael said before you know experimenting can be an interesting way to broaden your horizons whatever that means for you okay so that's all for us for today about the college experience in the USA thanks very much for watching and we will see again soon bye hi everybody welcome back to english topics my name is Alisha and I'm here today again with Michael hello and today we're going to be talking about questions that we have been asked so let's begin what is the first question that you would like to discuss today Michael I would like to discuss what's the main difference between British and American English so for me I'd like to get this out of the way Canadians and Americans sound pretty much the same it's hard for us to tell the difference even even native English speakers there's a couple telltale signs you know say some things but it's usually usually regional so I guess North Americans and then like UK English and again there's a lot of different accents and dialects you know it all depends but for me the easiest way is Americans enunciate every word we're very loud and we open our mouths a lot hello how are you where are you from teacher water we enunciate every sound so um for me a dead giveaway is that at our end our right it's tough I listen for vowel sounds and try to guess based on that so your question is about British English and American English there's also Australian English there's Scottish English there's Irish English there's so many different English speaking and dialects and honestly sometimes it's hard for us to understand we're both from relatively the same part of America so we have the same speaking style our accents are the same but to go through all of the different dialects and others to try and approximate the to try them to try and say them badly too would probably just be a waste of time but you're on the Internet look it up okay I guess we'll go to the next one um let's see my questions let's see I'm gonna start with a grammar question that I get a lot a grammar question that I come across as students ask me this question the present tense versus the progressive hence what is the difference when should I use present tense versus progressive tense so by this I mean of verbs the present tense is used for facts things which are always true things which are part of your regular schedule the progressive tense has a few different meanings to it a few different uses to it but one of the meanings are one of the uses is to express something which is temporary which is not part of your regular schedule or another uses to describe a trend so you use a very common mistake as an example if I ask the question where do you work a lot of times the response I get from my students is I am working in America depending on on the situation that sentence could be correct but if you're talking about the place where you work always every day you go to that job it could be the location of your office it could be the country or the city where you work if it's a part of your regular schedule you want to explain a fact that is true about your life you should use the present tense not the progressive tense so the correct version of that sentence should be I work in America that's part of my regular schedule if however you're only in America for the week for example you can use the progressive tense but it's more natural to say for example this week I'm working in America that's a much much more natural sentence to use how do I pronounce the th sound so you know depending who I'm teaching English to they'll have problems with different pronunciation sounds but for me I think one that's that's common with a lot of different cultures is the th sound and I think again this goes back to like the different ways of speaking and how Americans we and then see it every word and we push our the way we speak to the very tip of our mouth that's the th sound so most people are capable of making the th sound but they're just a little shy and it just doesn't seem natural it's almost as if you can bite the tip of your tongue off when you say the sound right and then just another thing to note is that th can have a hard or a soft or voiced or unvoiced sound so the is hard or voiced you hum mmm the the and then with like think it's a soft or unvoiced you don't hum you don't vibrate you just say think but it's still the tongue goes touches your teeth think that this is another grammar point that I get questions about from time to time it is the present perfect tense versus the simple past tense the question is when do I use them so present perfect tense let's see an example of present perfect tense would be I have been to Paris simple past tense would be I went to Paris what is the difference we use the present perfect tense to talk about a life experience or something which occurred in the past but which still affects the present so in this case in my Paris example sentence it's something that happened in the past but when exactly when is not important we just want to say I have had the life experience of going to Paris simple past however is used to refer to a specific point in time in the past so for example I went to Paris last summer it's important that you know I went last summer if the time point when you went to Paris is not important use the present perfect tense so this is really useful for talking about your travel experiences for talking about your study experiences foods you have and have-not Eitan so keep just try to keep in mind when when you should use these two they're very commonly used together like for example you might use the present perfect tense to introduce a question have you ever been to Paris and the follow-up answer oh yes I have been to Paris using the present perfect tense again but then a common pattern is to follow that answer up with a simple past question when did you go so you can see it changes from present perfect tense to simple past tense so a larger life experience to a more simple life experience so they're used together but just be careful try to be aware of am i talking about an overall life experience or a very specific life experience this is one that many of my students struggle this is more cultural why do Americans wear shoes inside the house on the bed etc I feel like this depends and this is starting to change I take my shoes off in most houses but I guess it's more so for comfort whereas I feel like on the east side of the world it's more of like a cleanliness kind of a thing and if you do still wear your shoes it's pretty taboo whereas in the states I feel like most people from my experience anecdotal evidence just personal experience most places you take off your shoes but if they have a party they let people wear shoes inside the house they don't care and a lot of my friends will see American movies and they see somebody a main character wearing their shoes on the bed on the couch something like that again from my experience it's not that big of a deal but typically you wouldn't do that for me the the the rule of thumb like they're the unsaid rule is that you can put your shoes up but you don't let your shoes touch the couch you kind of you hang off right so you can if you want to lay on the couch without taking your shoes off you let your feet hang off cuz yeah of course they're gonna get dirty but yeah it's just not as emphasized as much in our culture I don't know the last question I have is can I ask a question the answer is yes the answer is yes and in probably 95% of cases the answer to the question can I ask a question is yes okay why did I choose this question my students sometimes will put their hands up in my lesson and say can I ask a question like one this is your English class yes please ask question um but – also this is a discussion I've been having with a few people recently just about the mindset that I think is really important when speaking English we have experience teaching in Asia where maybe there's a different approach to conversations I don't know if this is the same cultural approach to conversations that people from other countries have but don't wait for permission to speak don't wait to jump into a conversation just go for it don't wait for someone to say oh would you like to speak now because that's never going to happen so don't be shy get your tongue out and say things and don't worry if it sounds rude or too polite or whatever um yeah I couldn't agree more yeah yeah just it's it's a shift in mindset if you when you when you start speaking that second language like you said if you just change your mind just a little bit just make a small shift in your mindset maybe you'll see ah that's what it takes just let go a little bit of your home language and see what happens great so those are some questions that we have been asked about teaching about English about culture if you have any other questions by the way please make sure to leave them in a comment for us or if there's something that you've always wondered about or if there's something that you've encountered recently that confused you whatever leave it in a comment for us and maybe we will talk about it in the future thanks very much for watching this episode of English topics please make sure to subscribe to our channel if you haven't already and we will see you again next time fight you

41 thoughts on “Learn English in 3 Hours – ALL You Need to Speak English”

  1. Alisha, es la primera vez que le entiendo a una persona que habla inglès, hablas bien claro. gracias por tu video ¡¡

  2. Thanks teacher it's useful for me these kind of videos, don't stop until you get enough students, blessings and greetings from Colombia.

  3. Hi, Alisha.
    Please give me some advice.

    If I understand almost everything you talk about, why can not I talk anything?

  4. Wow, Madam, I like your way of teaching. I watch your video many times. Thank u for making wonderful English class.

  5. Alisa I had a doubt " I will be in office by 9am" "I will be at the office by 9am" which is correct ?

  6. hi, Alisha. Could you explain me the difference between at and by? Because both are used for talk about time.

  7. Wow i like this kind of teaching very clear and i like her voice also it's really entertaining this english tutorial is good very impressive so nice i hope videos you make i like the way you teach the way talk like your voice so much 😊 i love you 😀😊

  8. Wow, it's very useful content! Honestly speaking, its long time I never speak in English after I graduated from Foreign Languange Academy in Jogja 15 years ago.

    From my channel I'd like to practice my English again with English contents of video. Any ideas?

  9. I speak English natively, and was born in the USA. I came across your video by accident and find you so beautiful, I just had to say something. Have a good life.

  10. thanks a lot about This best videos taking about English learning.and please i need your tips and advices about english practice with another

  11. I'm from Indonesia, how about you😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂

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