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How to prepare for an interview - 01 - English at Work has the answers
 
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Anna has an interview at Tip Top Trading. This episode helps her and you prepare for an interview by providing answers to interview questions. English at work helps you learn the language you need to get a job and to work in an office environment. For more: http://www.bbc.co.uk/learningenglish/english/features/english-at-work
Views: 225930 BBC Learning English
BBC English Masterclass: Being polite - how to soften your English
 
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Sian's going to show you 4 ways not to offend people by being too direct. For more, visit our website: http://www.bbc.co.uk/learningenglish/english/course/towards-advanced/unit-24/session-1 TRANSCRIPT Sian Hi Sian here for BBC Learning English… in this Masterclass we're going to look at something British people love doing! Being polite. No, I'm not coming to your party this evening. Wow, this food is disgusting! Give me some of your lunch. Now sometimes it’s ok to be direct – or even blunt with your friends…but it's important not to sound rude, particularly in the workplace. We're going to look at 4 ways you can soften your language to make you more polite… 1: Requests, suggestions and questions. OK, listen to these two requests. Which one sounds more polite and less direct, and why? Number 1: ‘Pick me up on your way to the party this evening!’ Or number 2: ‘I was hoping you could give me a lift to the party.’ Now, number 2 is much more polite. We soften requests, and suggestions and questions by using past forms, continuous forms or both. For example, ‘I was wondering if you could give me a lift later.’ We can also make requests softer by using a negative question with a question tag. So, ‘You couldn’t give me a lift later, could you?’ or ‘I don’t suppose you could pick me up tonight, could you?’ 2: Giving opinions OK, listen to these two opinions. Which do you think sounds less direct and more polite? Number 1: You're too young to get married! Or number 2: I reckon you're a little young to be getting married! Yeah, the second one is much less direct. It’s softer. We use verbs like reckon, guess, feel to make your opinions less direct. You can also use vague expressions like ‘sort of’, ‘kind of’, ‘a little bit’. It also helps if you make it into a question: ‘Aren’t you kind of young to be getting married?’ 3: Discussing problems Ok now listen to these two problems. Which one sounds less direct? The first one: ‘You've made a mistake in this report!’ Or the second one: ‘You seem to have made a mistake here.’ Yes, the second one was softer, less direct. We introduce problems with verbs like seem and appear to soften them. So, ‘You appear to have saved over all my documents’. You can also use these to introduce your own problems. So, ‘I seem to have lost those reports you wanted’. 4: Saying no! Now listen to these two ways of refusing an invitation. Which one sounds less direct? Number 1? ‘No, I'm not coming to your party this evening.’ or number 2? ‘I’m not sure I'll be able to make it to your party this evening.’ Ok, again the second one was much softer, less direct. We find it really hard to say no! So instead we use tentative language to soften it. So, ‘I’m not sure I’ll make it to your party.’ Or ‘It’s looking unlikely I’ll be able to come this evening.’ This basically means ‘I’m not coming!’ Now to find out more about avoiding being too direct, and to practise not being rude, I was hoping you would check out our website bbclearningenglish.com. See you soon, goodbye!
Views: 266444 BBC Learning English
BBC Learning English: Video Words in the News: The oldest person to climb Everest (29th May 2013)
 
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Watch our weekly news video. This week's video is: Oldest Everest climber. Meet the Japanese man who is the oldest person ever to have reached the top of Everest, 60 years after it was first climbed.
Views: 121791 BBC Learning English
Learn to talk about giving up alcohol in 6 minutes
 
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[Images: GETTY IMAGES] After the excesses of Christmas, many people decide to give up booze for the month of January in the hope that it will do them some good. But what are the real benefits of going dry and is just one month long enough? Rob and Catherine discuss abstaining and sobriety and explain these words and several other drink-related vocabulary in just six minutes. Learn more here http://www.bbc.co.uk/learningenglish/english/features/6-minute-english Do you want to learn how to speak English? Then join us here on YouTube for great grammar, drama, news, study, pronunciation, vocabulary, music, interviews and celebrity videos. Every day we have a new video to help you with English. We also produce regular 'extra' videos across the week so come back every day to see what's new. MONDAY: The English We Speak TUESDAY: News Review TUESDAY: English At Work WEDNESDAY: LingoHack THURSDAY: 6 Minute English FRIDAY: The Experiment (watch this space for new and exciting content that we are trying out!) We like receiving and reading your comments - please use English when you comment. For more videos and content that will help you learn English, visit our website: http://www.bbclearningenglish.com
Views: 72215 BBC Learning English
Talk about the power of smells in 6 minutes
 
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Listen to a discussion about the power of smells and hear from a famous perfumer about the how the scent you give off can affect people's opinions of you. You'll find the key words and the transcript here: http://www.bbc.co.uk/learningenglish/english/features/6-minute-english/ep-180503 [Image: GETTY IMAGES] Do you want to learn how to speak English? Then join us here on YouTube for great grammar, drama, news, study, pronunciation, vocabulary, music, interviews and celebrity videos. Every day we have a new video to help you with English. We also produce regular 'extra' videos across the week so come back every day to see what's new. MONDAY: The English We Speak TUESDAY: News Review TUESDAY: English At Work WEDNESDAY: LingoHack THURSDAY: 6 Minute English FRIDAY: The Experiment (watch this space for new and exciting content that we are trying out!) Please use English when you comment. For more videos and content that will help you learn English, visit our website: http://www.bbclearningenglish.com
Views: 71386 BBC Learning English
Pronunciation: The words 'was' and 'were'
 
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Tim's back in his Pronunciation Workshop. This time he's finding out how English speakers sometimes pronounce the words 'was' and 'were' - even though he's a bit tired. For more, visit our website: http://www.bbc.co.uk/learningenglish/english/course/towards-advanced/unit-13/session-5 Transcript: Tim Hi. I'm Tim and this is my Pronunciation Workshop. Here, I'm going to show you how English is really spoken. Come on, let's go inside. Oh dear, excuse me. I’m a bit tired: I was out late last night, with the lads. I know, yeah, we didn't get back until 9.30. In the evening. It was a wild night. I know, I know, I am a party animal. Anyway, while I get myself together a bit, let's ask some other people in London what they got up to last night. Voxpops At 9 o'clock last night I was watching a movie. I was laying in bed. I was invited to a dinner at my friend's house. I was playing football I was out drinking. Tim Well well, what interesting lives we all lead. Now they all used the past form of the verb 'to be' – was. Now the word was is made of the sounds /w/, /ɔ:/, / z/, isn’t it? Or is it? Listen again. What sound can you actually hear? Voxpops At 9 o'clock last night I was watching a movie. I was laying in bed. I was invited to a dinner at my friend's house. I was playing football I was out drinking. Tim When the word was is unstressed, as in the examples we’ve just heard, then the vowel sound changes to a schwa - /ə/. So was becomes /wəz/, and also were becomes /wə/. These are called weak forms. Here are some more examples. Examples I was there when it happened. We were delighted with the results. We were having a good time until it rained. He was feeling much better last night. Tim Right, now you've heard the examples, and now it's your turn. Listen and repeat. Examples I was there when it happened. We were delighted with the results. We were having a good time until it rained. He was feeling much better last night. Tim Great work. Remember, if you want to learn more about pronunciation, then please visit our website, bbclearningenglish dot com. And that is about it from the Pronunciation Workshop for now. I'll see you soon. Bye bye! Now… oh look! Hey, you know what this is? This is WAS backwards. Get it? WAS backwards… it's a SAW. Now, I know what you were thinking. You were thinking that I was going to have some terrible accident. Well don’t worry – it’s not even switched on – look! Wooahhhhh!!!
Views: 246341 BBC Learning English
Learn to talk about broken hearts in 6 minutes!
 
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You'll find the transcript here: http://www.bbc.co.uk/learningenglish/english/features/6-minute-english/ep-180628 Our heart is an important organ in our body and something we must take care of. Healthy eating and exercise can keep it in good condition but is it still possible to die from being sad and upset - or what we might call 'a broken heart'? 6 Minute English discusses the subject and hears from an expert who explains if this can really happen. Vocabulary nuanced small but important things that need to be considered bereavement sadness we feel when someone close to us dies passed away a more gentle way of saying ‘died’ muddle through get to the end of a difficult situation somehow. Not always by making the right decisions but in the end, getting there time-poor not having enough free time prioritising deciding how important different things are [Images: GETTY IMAGES] Do you want to learn how to speak English? Then join us here on YouTube for great grammar, drama, news, study, pronunciation, vocabulary, music, interviews and celebrity videos. Every day we have a new video to help you with English. We also produce regular 'extra' videos across the week so come back every day to see what's new. MONDAY: The English We Speak TUESDAY: News Review WEDNESDAY: LingoHack THURSDAY: 6 Minute English FRIDAY: The Experiment (watch this space for new and exciting content that we are trying out!) Please use English when you comment. For more videos and content that will help you learn English, visit our website: http://www.bbclearningenglish.com
Views: 43039 BBC Learning English
Learn to talk about the World Cup in 6 minutes!
 
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You'll find the transcript here: http://www.bbc.co.uk/learningenglish/english/features/6-minute-english/ep-180614 The 2018 World Cup is about to kick off in Russia. Many of us will be glued to our TV screens to follow the ups and downs of our own nation's teams and to see who finally becomes the world champion. But not everyone will be sharing the excitement of the tournament. In this programme we hear from people with different viewpoints; Neil and Rob discuss the vocabulary they use. [Images: GETTY IMAGES] Do you want to learn how to speak English? Then join us here on YouTube for great grammar, drama, news, study, pronunciation, vocabulary, music, interviews and celebrity videos. Every day we have a new video to help you with English. We also produce regular 'extra' videos across the week so come back every day to see what's new. MONDAY: The English We Speak TUESDAY: News Review WEDNESDAY: LingoHack THURSDAY: 6 Minute English FRIDAY: The Experiment (watch this space for new and exciting content that we are trying out!) Please use English when you comment. For more videos and content that will help you learn English, visit our website: http://www.bbclearningenglish.com
Views: 58444 BBC Learning English
BBC Masterclass: Words used to connect ideas - anyway, actually, basically (Discourse markers)
 
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Discourse markers are words and phrases we use to connect and organise our ideas. They act like signposts, telling the listener what information is coming up next. Sian will share eight discourse markers with you – and she'll let you listen to her telephone conversation to do this! For more, visit our website: http://www.bbc.co.uk/learningenglish/english/course/towards-advanced/unit-16/session-1 Transcript: Hi Sian here for BBC Learning English. There are signposts everywhere - today in this Masterclass we're going to look at ways you can use signposting when you're speaking. So, there are signposts everywhere and they tell us where to go, but did you know that when we're speaking we use signpost words and phrases to help direct the listener? These are called discourse markers. They help connect what we're saying and tell the listener what information is coming up. They'll help you sound more fluent and help you understand native speaker conversations. Listen to my telephone call this morning. I use eight different discourse markers – can you hear all eight...? ...You know I was hosting an amazing dinner party last night? Actually, it was a complete disaster - I burnt the meat… people arrived when I was still cooking. Mind you, I did say 'turn up when you want'… and I did start cooking pretty late! Anyway, as I was saying, I burnt the meat, the dishes were all ready at different times... the dessert was… oh come to think of it, I completely forgot to serve dessert! So basically, everyone went home hungry. Anyway, how was your evening? By the way, before I forget, it's my birthday next week and I'm having a dinner party do you want to come? So the first discourse marker I used was you know, we use this to say: 'I'm going to tell you some information that you already know.' ''You know I was hosting an amazing dinner party last night?'' The second one I used was actually - we use this when we're about to give some surprising information or correct some information. "Actually, it was a complete disaster". Then I used mind you - we use this when we're about to give an afterthought that contrasts the information that came before, so, "people arrived when I was still cooking. Mind you, I did say 'turn up when you want'..." The next discourse marker I used was anyway, as I was saying. As I was saying is very useful because it means: 'I'm going to return to what I was talking about before'. So, "as I was saying, I burnt the meat" This is a previous topic. Then I used the discourse marker come to think of it, we use this when you've just remembered or thought of something as you're speaking "oh come to think of it, I completely forgot to serve dessert!" I'm remembering this as I'm speaking. Then I used basically - basically is used to summarise what you're going to say. "So basically, everyone went home hungry". The next one I used was anyway - anyway is really useful and very common. We use it to say 'I'm going to change topic now' or 'I'm going to go back to the original topic' or 'I'm going to finish what I was talking about'. "Anyway, how was your evening?" And the final one I used was by the way - we use this to say 'I'm going to change direction and talk about something that's not connected to the main topic. "By the way, before I forget, it's my birthday next week." So basically that's your introduction to discourse markers. We use them all the time, when we're speaking... and come to think of it, when we're writing too. By the way, we have a website bbclearningenglish.com where you can practise these and find out more information. Anyway see you soon. Goodbye.
Views: 119599 BBC Learning English
Talk about marriage in 6 minutes!
 
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More here: http://www.bbc.co.uk/learningenglish/english/features/6-minute-english/ep-180405 6 Minute English: Year on year there are fewer opposite-sex couples getting married in the UK. So why might this be? Are we falling out of love with marriage? In this programme we hear from a couple of people with different views, and we take a look at some related vocabulary. Vocabulary trend direction that something is changing over time archaic dated or old-fashioned concept idea or belief commitment phobe someone who is scared of the idea of a long-term relationship because they believe they will have to give up some freedoms stabilising making something strong and secure inhibitions feelings of embarrassment that stop you doing certain things [Images: GETTY IMAGES] Do you want to learn how to speak English? Then join us here on YouTube for great grammar, drama, news, study, pronunciation, vocabulary, music, interviews and celebrity videos. Every day we have a new video to help you with English. We also produce regular 'extra' videos across the week so come back every day to see what's new. MONDAY: The English We Speak TUESDAY: News Review TUESDAY: English At Work WEDNESDAY: LingoHack THURSDAY: 6 Minute English FRIDAY: The Experiment (watch this space for new and exciting content that we are trying out!) Please use English when you comment. For more videos and content that will help you learn English, visit our website: http://www.bbclearningenglish.com
Views: 58168 BBC Learning English
Pronunciation: Schwa
 
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English pronunciation is easy, right? Well, maybe it isn't always a piece of cake, but Tim's back in the pronunciation workshop and ready to give a helping hand. This time he's looking at an aspect of spoken English called ‘schwa’. The symbol for the schwa sound looks like this /ə/. For more, visit our website: http://www.bbc.co.uk/learningenglish/english/course/towards-advanced/unit-6/session-5 Transcript: Tim Hi, I'm Tim and this is my pronunciation workshop. Here, I'm gonna show you how English is really spoken. It'll help you to become a better listener and a more fluent speaker. You ready? Come on, follow me. Now, there's an idiom in the English language that means that something is really easy. Any idea what it is? Well, here's a clue. Do you know now? Let's ask the people of London: Voxpops It's a piece of cake It's a piece of cake It's a piece of cake It's a piece of cake Tim A piece of cake – an expression that means that something is really easy to do, as well as meaning – a piece of cake. But listen again to the words 'a' and 'of'. They are actually pronounced the same. What is the sound and are those words stressed? Voxpops It's a piece of cake It's a piece of cake It's a piece of cake It's a piece of cake Tim The words 'a' and 'of' are both pronounced as /ə/ and they're not stressed. This sound /ə/ is the most common sound in the whole English language. It's so common that it even has its own name – schwa. Now, it can be difficult to hear the schwa because it is never stressed. However, it's a vowel sound that's used in many grammar words like articles and prepositions. Here are some more examples. Examples I like a cup of tea in the morning. Could you get a packet of biscuits? Can you give it to me? I had an apple for lunch today. Tim So, you've heard the examples, and now it's your turn. Are you ready to start? Listen and repeat. Examples I like a cup of tea in the morning. Could you get me a packet of biscuits? Can you give it to me? I had an apple for lunch today. Tim Great work. Now remember, if you want to learn more about pronunciation then please visit our website: bbclearningenglish.com. That's about it from the pronunciation workshop for now. I'll see you soon. Bye bye. Now, I've got a cup of tea and I've got a biscuit, I'm looking forward to a piece of cake. That was a mistake, but a tasty one.
Views: 121019 BBC Learning English
Tim's top tips for progressing to advanced English - Stop Saying!
 
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Learning English can be hard work. Progress can seem particularly slow when your level gets higher. What can you do to move from intermediate to advanced? Tim has some tips in the last episode of Stop Saying. For more, visit our website:http://www.bbc.co.uk/learningenglish/english/course/upper-intermediate/unit-30/session-4
Views: 74897 BBC Learning English
Past habits without 'used to': Stop Saying
 
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Is there another way of talking about past habits without using 'used to'? This is the question that Tim tackles in this video. In it he has to reveal some of the dark secrets of his past as well as some of his present habits, which can't all be recommended. For more, visit our website: http://www.bbc.co.uk/learningenglish/english/course/upper-intermediate/unit-29/session-4
Views: 275344 BBC Learning English
Answering interview questions - 02 - English at Work helps.
 
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Anna's job interview continues. But with all the pressure and stress, she has frozen mid-sentence. This episode helps Anna and you find different ways to answer interview questions. For more: http://www.bbc.co.uk/learningenglish/english/features/english-at-work
Views: 133143 BBC Learning English
Learn to talk about the perfect Santa in 6 minutes
 
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[Images: GETTY IMAGES] A popular job at this time of year is playing the part of Santa. But what does it take to be the perfect Father Christmas? Neil and Dan discuss whether it's a role that would suit Dan. Do you want to learn how to speak English? Then join us here on YouTube for great grammar, drama, news, study, pronunciation, vocabulary, music, interviews and celebrity videos. Every day we have a new video to help you with English. We also produce regular 'extra' videos across the week so come back every day to see what's new. MONDAY: The English We Speak TUESDAY: News Review TUESDAY: English At Work WEDNESDAY: LingoHack THURSDAY: 6 Minute English FRIDAY: The Experiment (watch this space for new and exciting content that we are trying out!) For more videos and content that will help you learn English, visit our website: http://www.bbclearningenglish.com
Views: 57264 BBC Learning English
Pronunciation: Assimilation of /t/ and /p/
 
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What happens when a word ending with a /t/ sound is followed by a word beginning with a /p/ sound? Tim looks at assimilation, with the help of the Learning English team, some Londoners - and a white piece of paper! You can learn more here http://www.bbc.co.uk/learningenglish/english/course/towards-advanced/unit-1/session-5
Views: 127798 BBC Learning English
Short Vowel. Pronunciation Tips.
 
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Learn English and improve your pronunciation with our series of 44 videos designed to help improve your pronunciation and English.
Views: 441104 BBC Learning English
Talk about football songs in 6 minutes!
 
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[Cover: GETTY IMAGES] A football match! There's nothing like it, is there? The action, the drama, the atmosphere! Except that football fans don't seem to be singing as much as they used to and some managers are complaining it's having a negative effect on the players! So why is this happening? Follow Dan and Neil to find out and learn 6 related pieces of vocabulary. You can see this video on our website at http://www.bbc.co.uk/learningenglish/english/features/6-minute-english/ep-180517 Do you want to learn how to speak English? Then join us here on YouTube for great grammar, drama, news, study, pronunciation, vocabulary, music, interviews and celebrity videos. Every day we have a new video to help you with English. We also produce regular 'extra' videos across the week so come back every day to see what's new. MONDAY: The English We Speak TUESDAY: News Review WEDNESDAY: LingoHack THURSDAY: 6 Minute English FRIDAY: The Experiment (watch this space for new and exciting content that we are trying out!) Please use English when you comment. For more videos and content that will help you learn English, visit our website: http://www.bbclearningenglish.com
Views: 32635 BBC Learning English
Learn to talk about bottled water in 6 minutes
 
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[Images: GETTY IMAGES] Can you tell the difference between the taste of bottled water and tap water? Is water in a bottle really better for you. Neil and Rob quench your thirst for new vocabulary and discuss H2O. This week's question: How many litres of bottled water were sold in the UK in 2016? Was it… a) 2.9 billion litres, b) 29 million litres or c) 2.9 million litres? Listen to the programme to find out the answer. Vocabulary: refreshing making you feel cool again after being hot enriched improving the quality of something by adding to it manufacture something you make it in large amounts in a factory scare somebody off make them go away by frightening them regulated controlled comes up trumps produces a good result, often unexpectedly Do you want to learn how to speak English? Then join us here on YouTube for great grammar, drama, news, study, pronunciation, vocabulary, music, interviews and celebrity videos. Every day we have a new video to help you with English. We also produce regular 'extra' videos across the week so come back every day to see what's new. MONDAY: The English We Speak TUESDAY: News Review TUESDAY: English At Work WEDNESDAY: LingoHack THURSDAY: 6 Minute English FRIDAY: The Experiment (watch this space for new and exciting content that we are trying out!) For more videos and content that will help you learn English, visit our website: http://www.bbclearningenglish.com
Views: 61352 BBC Learning English
Learn to talk about smartphone addiction in 6 minutes!
 
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[Images: GETTY IMAGES] Are you a phubber? Do you suffer from FOMO? These are words associated with smartphone addiction. 6 Minute English describes these words and discusses what can be done to help you put your phone down. See the transcript and download the programme here http://www.bbc.co.uk/learningenglish/english/features/6-minute-english/ep-180712 Do you want to learn how to speak English? Then join us here on YouTube for great grammar, drama, news, study, pronunciation, vocabulary, music, interviews and celebrity videos. Every day we have a new video to help you with English. We also produce regular 'extra' videos across the week so come back every day to see what's new. MONDAY: The English We Speak TUESDAY: News Review TUESDAY: English At Work WEDNESDAY: LingoHack THURSDAY: 6 Minute English FRIDAY: The Experiment (watch this space for new and exciting content that we are trying out!) We like receiving and reading your comments - please use English when you comment. For more videos and content that will help you learn English, visit our website: http://www.bbclearningenglish.com
Views: 35747 BBC Learning English
Learn to talk about surfing and turfing online
 
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You'll find the transcript here: http://www.bbc.co.uk/learningenglish/english/features/6-minute-english/ep-180705 Shopping online is a popular activity. Many of us use the internet to look for things to buy and to compare prices, but some of us never make it to the virtual checkout where we have to pay for them. We discuss this activity known as 'surf and turf' - and hear from an expert who thinks retailers need to do something about it. Vocabulary surf and turf online shopping without actually buying anything to turf out to remove someone from a place or organisation, possibly because they've broken the rules or behaved badly checkout place where you pay for your shopping, either in a real shop or online retailers businesses that sell you things out of date past their best, too old to be suitable fall foul of (something or someone) make a mistake and get in trouble with someone [Image: GETTY IMAGES] Do you want to learn how to speak English? Then join us here on YouTube for great grammar, drama, news, study, pronunciation, vocabulary, music, interviews and celebrity videos. Every day we have a new video to help you with English. We also produce regular 'extra' videos across the week so come back every day to see what's new. MONDAY: The English We Speak TUESDAY: News Review WEDNESDAY: LingoHack THURSDAY: 6 Minute English FRIDAY: The Experiment (watch this space for new and exciting content that we are trying out!) Please use English when you comment. For more videos and content that will help you learn English, visit our website: http://www.bbclearningenglish.com
Views: 21121 BBC Learning English
Pronunciation: The linking /r/
 
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What happens when a word ends with a /r/ sound - and the next word begins with a vowel sound? Tim looks at connected speech with the help of the Learning English team, some Londoners - and a Russian novel! You can learn more here: http://www.bbc.co.uk/learningenglish/english/course/towards-advanced/unit-2/session-5
Views: 95434 BBC Learning English
Learn to talk about artificial intelligence in 6 minutes
 
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[Images: GETTY IMAGES] An American company has said its ambition is to achieve an AI that can beat humans at any intellectual task. But can machines ever out-think humans? Dan and Neil discuss the rise of artificial intelligence and teach you six items of vocabulary. More here: http://www.bbc.co.uk/learningenglish/english/features/6-minute-english/ep-180125 Do you want to learn how to speak English? Then join us here on YouTube for great grammar, drama, news, study, pronunciation, vocabulary, music, interviews and celebrity videos. Every day we have a new video to help you with English. We also produce regular 'extra' videos across the week so come back every day to see what's new. MONDAY: The English We Speak TUESDAY: News Review TUESDAY: English At Work WEDNESDAY: LingoHack THURSDAY: 6 Minute English FRIDAY: The Experiment (watch this space for new and exciting content that we are trying out!) Please use English when you comment. For more videos and content that will help you learn English, visit our website: http://www.bbclearningenglish.com
Views: 35299 BBC Learning English
Learn different ways of talking about the future - Stop Saying
 
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http://www.bbclearningenglish.com When we think of the future, if we're thinking grammatically, we think of will. However, the future can be different depending on what we're talking about. Will is not the only future, as Tim explores in this video. Learn more here http://www.bbc.co.uk/learningenglish/english/course/upper-intermediate/unit-24/session-4
Views: 61740 BBC Learning English
BBC English Masterclass: Formal and informal English
 
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Sometimes formal and informal English can seem like two different languages. Sian's here to show you four features of informal English - and some ways you can make these features more formal. For more, visit our website: http://www.bbc.co.uk/learningenglish/english/course/towards-advanced/unit-19/session-1 Transcript: Hi, Sian here for BBC Learning English. In this Masterclass we're going to look at some differences between formal and informal English. Hey, how's it going? Good afternoon, how are you? Sometimes formal and informal can seem like two different languages. In the same way you wouldn't normally wear shorts and a t-shirt to a job interview, if you use language that's too formal or too informal, you can give a bad impression. Let's look at some differences between formal and informal English. Now, I received an email this morning. Have a look at this email - do you think the language is formal or informal - and why? Dear Mrs Brown, I'm writing to find out whether you have any jobs in your company this summer. At the mo I'm studying Economics at uni. I have been working part-time in a shop and recently they promoted me to the role of manager. I am enthusiastic. I work hard. I pay attention to detail. Ok, so that email used informal language and it's too informal for this style of letter. We're going to look at four features that make this informal and we're going to change it to make it more formal. Number one: choice of vocabulary. In informal English we use more common words and more phrasal verbs. For example here we have a phrasal verb: find out. It would be better to use a more formal equivalent like enquire. Same with jobs, this is quite informal, so instead let's use vacancies here. Instead we have "I'm writing to enquire whether you have any vacancies." Number two. It's more common in informal language to use abbreviations, contractions, shortened forms of verbs. Let's have a look. So, here we have at the mo, which is short for at the moment. This is OK when you're speaking, but not when you're writing. Here, we can use currently which is even more formal. Same here, uni is short for university, so don't use this short form in a letter. "Currently, I am studying Economics at university." Quite often in formal language we choose passive structures over active. Let's have a look here. The active sentences they promoted me is quite informal - it'd be much better to use a passive form here to make it more formal: I was promoted. So, "Recently I was promoted to the role of manager." This doesn't mean don't use active structures in a formal letter, but have a think about whether a passive one is more appropriate. Finally, in informal English, short, simple sentences are much more common. Whereas in formal English, we use more complex sentence structures. Take a look at this one. Here we have three short, simple sentences and this is fine in informal English, but in formal English it's better to use a complex structure. We can do this by adding relative pronouns or linkers. For example, "I am an enthusiastic person who works hard and pays attention to detail. So, would you kindly visit our website... ah, we're friends, that's too formal. Go to our website bbclearningenglish.com for more information about this and to practise formal and informal English. See you soon - goodbye!
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Short Vowel. Pronunciation Tips.
 
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Learn English and improve your pronunciation with our series of 44 videos designed to help improve your pronunciation and English.
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Talk about taking risks in 6 minutes!
 
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[Images: GETTY IMAGES] Rob and Neil discuss risk and how different people react to different levels of risk in different ways. See our webapge http://www.bbc.co.uk/learningenglish/english/features/6-minute-english Vocabulary: risk-averse describes people who don’t like risk risk-tolerant describes people who don't mind risk risk seekers describes people who like risk and want risk are to assess to make a judgement or a decision based on information to put money away to save money retirement time of life when you are too old to work anymore or you have enough money that you don’t need to work anymore. Do you want to learn how to speak English? Then join us here on YouTube for great grammar, drama, news, study, pronunciation, vocabulary, music, interviews and celebrity videos. Every day we have a new video to help you with English. We also produce regular 'extra' videos across the week so come back every day to see what's new. MONDAY: The English We Speak TUESDAY: News Review WEDNESDAY: LingoHack THURSDAY: 6 Minute English FRIDAY: The Experiment (watch this space for new and exciting content that we are trying out!) Please use English when you comment. For more videos and content that will help you learn English, visit our website: http://www.bbclearningenglish.com
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Talk about gaming in 6 minutes!
 
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[Image: GETTY IMAGES] Neil and Catherine discuss gaming as a sport, talk about the Fortnite phenomenon and teach you six items of vocabulary. You'll find the transcript here: http://www.bbc.co.uk/learningenglish/english/features/6-minute-english/ep-180621 Vocabulary: fortnight a period of two weeks competitively playing against other people to win to get into (something) to become really interested in something professional someone who gets paid to do something industry area of business that is made up of different parts scene the world of a particular activity Do you want to learn how to speak English? Then join us here on YouTube for great grammar, drama, news, study, pronunciation, vocabulary, music, interviews and celebrity videos. Every day we have a new video to help you with English. We also produce regular 'extra' videos across the week so come back every day to see what's new. MONDAY: The English We Speak TUESDAY: News Review WEDNESDAY: LingoHack THURSDAY: 6 Minute English FRIDAY: The Experiment (watch this space for new and exciting content that we are trying out!) Please use English when you comment. For more videos and content that will help you learn English, visit our website: http://www.bbclearningenglish.com
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Inversion: BBC English Class
 
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"Never before had I seen such a wonder" is an example of adverbial inversion. But what does this term mean, and how and why do we use it? Find out with Dan's help in the programme. For more, visit our website: http://www.bbc.co.uk/learningenglish/english/course/upper-intermediate/unit-22/session-1
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Learn to talk about having the flu in 6 minutes
 
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[Images: GETTY IMAGES] For a while now, the expression 'man flu' has been controversial. Many men say it's real, while many women say they are just being weak. But why is it that men seem to suffer, or complain, more when they get sick than women do? A recently published study may have the answer. Can science prove that men really do suffer more, or do they just moan instead of getting on with it? Dan and Neil teach six items of vocabulary and discuss the issue. Learn more here http://www.bbc.co.uk/learningenglish/english/features/6-minute-english Do you want to learn how to speak English? Then join us here on YouTube for great grammar, drama, news, study, pronunciation, vocabulary, music, interviews and celebrity videos. Every day we have a new video to help you with English. We also produce regular 'extra' videos across the week so come back every day to see what's new. MONDAY: The English We Speak TUESDAY: News Review TUESDAY: English At Work WEDNESDAY: LingoHack THURSDAY: 6 Minute English FRIDAY: The Experiment (watch this space for new and exciting content that we are trying out!) For more videos and content that will help you learn English, visit our website: http://www.bbclearningenglish.com
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BBC English Masterclass: Mixing conditionals
 
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You all know about the first, second and third conditionals, but do you know how to mix them? Dan has a lesson which will show you how. For more, visit our website: http://www.bbc.co.uk/learningenglish/english/course/towards-advanced/unit-7/session-1 Transcript: Dan Hi guys. Dan from BBC Learning English here. In this session we'll be looking at mixed conditionals. Now, I know that clever students like yourselves will know that English has three types of conditional sentences. First conditional is to talk about real, present or future situations, second conditional is to talk about hypothetical present or future situations and third conditional is to talk about hypothetical past situations. All three types of conditional are fantastic and all three types of conditional talk about events within their own time frame – present, future and past. But what about if you want to talk about an event that happened in the past - which affects the future? Can events in the present or the future affect the past? Come over here and let's take a look. Here is a third conditional sentence: If I had taken programming at school, I would have got a job at Google years ago. Here we have a past hypothetical with a past consequence. Notice the formula: 'If' plus the past perfect here, 'would' plus have plus the past participle here. Now watch what happens as we change the consequence. If I had taken programming at school, I would be working for Google. Now we have a past hypothetical with a present consequence. This part here is from a second conditional. Its formula is 'would' plus the bare infinitive. This kind of makes sense in that decisions or actions in the past affect the present. But can we do the future? Well, let's have a look. If I had taken programming at school, I would be attending the Google conference next week. Yes we can. As you can see, the only difference between the present and the future is the time expression. The formula is exactly the same: 'would' plus the infinitive. Second conditional. Did you get it? Now let's see what happens if we try to make the second – which is the present – affect the past, which is a third. If I were smarter, I would have invented something clever when I was younger. It can. Now we have a present theory with a past result. This can be a little difficult to understand, until we realise that 'if I were smarter' is the same as saying 'I am not smart' - which is present simple. And remember that we use present simple for long term truth. When I say 'I am not smart', I mean: I am not smart now, in the future and in the past. It's the same as saying 'I am English' - past, present and future. So, this kind of conditional works very well with personal descriptions. And here are a couple of other examples. If he were taller, he would have become a basketball player. If they were in love, they would have got married 10 years ago. If I were less interesting, I wouldn't have been asked to speak in public so many times. Did you get it? Good. Let's try one more. Present to past. But a little bit more specific this time. If I weren't flying on holiday next week, I would have accepted that new project at work. Here we have a present second, although it's actually future, with a past third result. This means that the person couldn't accept the project at work because they knew that they would be flying in the future. OK guys, did you get it? Mixing conditionals isn't difficult to do, as long as you both have confidence and an understanding of the verb forms. It's much easier to do a third to second than it is to do a second to third, but both are possible. And finally, don't forget the importance of time words. OK? Alright. Now, for more information have a look at bbclearningenglish.com. I've been Dan, you've been great. Have fun guys, see you next time.
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Do a runner: The English We Speak
 
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[Images: GETTY IMAGES] Rob's running away from something – but what is it and why? This seems like a perfect example of 'doing a runner' and lucky Feifei is around to explain what that means. Watch this programme to find out more. Learn more here http://www.bbc.co.uk/learningenglish/english/features/the-english-we-speak Do you want to learn how to speak English? Then join us here on YouTube for great grammar, drama, news, study, pronunciation, vocabulary, music, interviews and celebrity videos. Every day we have a new video to help you with English. We also produce regular 'extra' videos across the week so come back every day to see what's new. MONDAY: The English We Speak TUESDAY: News Review TUESDAY: English At Work WEDNESDAY: LingoHack THURSDAY: 6 Minute English FRIDAY: The Experiment (watch this space for new and exciting content that we are trying out!) We like receiving and reading your comments - please use English when you comment. For more videos and content that will help you learn English, visit our website: http://www.bbclearningenglish.com
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Alternatives to 'and' - Stop Saying
 
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Do you use the word 'and' too much? Helen's here to give us a few alternatives – and to entertain us with some wonderful singing and dancing. Learn more here: http://www.bbc.co.uk/learningenglish/english/course/upper-intermediate/unit-26/session-4
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Make polite requests - 05 - English at Work would like you to watch
 
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For more on making requests: http://bbc.in/29Nd9JK Can Anna use polite requests to help her in her new job at Tip-Top Trading? Anna is still getting used to how things work in her new job. She turns to her colleagues to ask for help, but upsets Denise by sounding too bossy. TRANSCRIPT Narrator: Welcome back to English at Work. We're still in Anna's first week in the busy offices of Tip Top Trading. How's it going Anna? Anna: Everything's still so new to me. I keep needing to ask people for help! Narrator: Well, that's only natural at the beginning. To ask people politely for help use the words would and could. You can also use the word please, but don't make the mistake of thinking's enough to make what you say polite. Anna: Er, ok. Paul: Hello Anna! Anna: Oh hi, Paul! Paul: I was wondering if you could do something for me? Anna: Yes of course. Paul: Would you be able to print out a file for me? It's a document on CBL – Convincing Bananas Limited – they're one of our suppliers. The file should be on the system and could I have it in the next ten minutes please, as they're on their way here for a meeting? Anna: Yes. Oh no, I've no idea how to find it! Tom...?! Tom: Er, ask Denise. She should know. Anna: Ok, thanks Tom, I'll ask her. Denise: (on the phone to Sharon) I'd warned her, you know, I said 'Victoria, if you don't change your hairdresser Anna: Denise? Denise: One day you'll… hold on a moment. Anna? Anna: Please email me the background file on CBL. Denise: Er! Anna: Thank you. Denise: (on the phone) Who does that girl think she is?... Anna... new girl... I told you about her... yes with the saucepans, that's the one. She's only been here five minutes and she's already acting like the Queen of Sheba... Anna: Oh and Denise, please send it to me within five minutes, Paul needs it soon. Thank you. Denise: Really! Tom: He he, good to see who's the boss, eh Denise? Denise: Really! Narrator: Er, Anna, I think you've upset Denise...? Anna: Upset Denise? Narrator: You were a bit rude when you asked her to help. Anna: Was I? Narrator: Remember what I said Anna. Just using ‘please’ to ask someone to do something can sound a little rude. Anna: Oh. Narrator: Instead of saying 'Please send me the file' you could say 'Could you possibly send me the file?' or 'Would you mind sending me the file?' Anna: Oh! English is so confusing! I'll try to remember that. Oh no, the printer isn't even set up! Tom? Tom: Yeah? Anna: Please help me with…I mean, could you possibly help me with the printer? Tom: Er... I need to finish this email to a really important new client. Anna: But it's really urgent. Would you mind writing your email later? Tom: Okay, since you asked so nicely. Let's have a look... Narrator: Well, it's a good thing Anna has understood how to use 'could' and 'would' to ask for things, before she upsets anyone else. Let's hear those phrases again: Paul: I was wondering if you could do something for me? Paul: Would you be able to print out a file for me? Paul: Could I have it within ten minutes please? Anna: Could you possibly help me with the printer? Anna: Would you mind writing your email later? Narrator: The printer seems to be working well, but how well are Anna and Denise working together? Are these two going to be enemies? Denise: Really! 'Denise do this! Denise do that!' I'm telling you Sharon, I've almost had enough! I get treated like I'm some kind of servant!
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To have a good nose: The English We Speak
 
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[Images: GETTY IMAGES] You'll find the transcript here: http://www.bbc.co.uk/learningenglish/english/features/the-english-we-speak/ep-180625 Rob has brought something very smelly into the studio. Feifei's not happy but Rob doesn't think there's a problem. Is there something wrong with his sense of smell or is it just an excuse to demonstrate another great piece of authentic English? Find out in this video. Do you want to learn how to speak English? Then join us here on YouTube for great grammar, drama, news, study, pronunciation, vocabulary, music, interviews and celebrity videos. Every day we have a new video to help you with English. We also produce regular 'extra' videos across the week so come back every day to see what's new. MONDAY: The English We Speak TUESDAY: News Review WEDNESDAY: LingoHack THURSDAY: 6 Minute English FRIDAY: The Experiment (watch this space for new and exciting content that we are trying out!) Please use English when you comment. For more videos and content that will help you learn English, visit our website: http://www.bbclearningenglish.com
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Talk about women in space in 6 minutes
 
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[Images: GETTY IMAGES] You can see this video on our website at http://www.bbc.co.uk/learningenglish/features/6-minute-english/ep-180524 It’s been 40 years since NASA first recruited women to be astronauts. Today, a third of the people who work at NASA are women. 2016 was the first year that there were an equal number of women and men joining as astronaut trainees. 6 Minute English discusses the future for women in space and asks if the first person to step on Mars could be a woman. Do you want to learn how to speak English? Then join us here on YouTube for great grammar, drama, news, study, pronunciation, vocabulary, music, interviews and celebrity videos. Every day we have a new video to help you with English. We also produce regular 'extra' videos across the week so come back every day to see what's new. MONDAY: The English We Speak TUESDAY: News Review WEDNESDAY: LingoHack THURSDAY: 6 Minute English FRIDAY: The Experiment (watch this space for new and exciting content that we are trying out!) Please use English when you comment. For more videos and content that will help you learn English, visit our website: http://www.bbclearningenglish.com
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Learn to talk about new uses for drones in 6 minutes!
 
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[Image: GETTY IMAGES] Drones have become commonplace in the skies above our heads. In certain cases they have been dangerous, but there are many new uses for them that are bringing us benefits too. From delivering parcels to saving lives, drones are taking off. Join our discussion about them and learn some new vocabulary in 6 Minute English. You can learn more here http://www.bbc.co.uk/learningenglish/english/features/6-minute-english/ep-180215 Vocabulary surveillance carefully watching someone or something, usually to try and stop something illegal aerial footage film recording made from the sky game changer something that completely changes the way something is done or thought about the sky's the limit there's no limit to something harmonised two things being suitable for each other to allow them to work properly droning on talking too much in a boring way Do you want to learn how to speak English? Then join us here on YouTube for great grammar, drama, news, study, pronunciation, vocabulary, music, interviews and celebrity videos. Every day we have a new video to help you with English. We also produce regular 'extra' videos across the week so come back every day to see what's new. We like receiving and reading your comments - please use English when you comment. For more videos and content that will help you learn English, visit our website: http://www.bbclearningenglish.com
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Have a go - The English We Speak
 
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Feifei is being very critical of Neil’s appearance. Why is she being so unfriendly? Learn why and pick up a useful expression to talk about criticism in our programme [Images: GETTY IMAGES] Do you want to learn how to speak English? Then join us here on YouTube for great grammar, drama, news, study, pronunciation, vocabulary, music, interviews and celebrity videos. Every day we have a new video to help you with English. We also produce regular 'extra' videos across the week so come back every day to see what's new. MONDAY: The English We Speak TUESDAY: News Review TUESDAY: English At Work WEDNESDAY: LingoHack THURSDAY: 6 Minute English FRIDAY: The Experiment (watch this space for new and exciting content that we are trying out!) We like receiving and reading your comments - please use English when you comment. For more videos and content that will help you learn English, visit our website: http://www.bbclearningenglish.com
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Pronunciation: How to pronounce 'would you...?'
 
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Tim's in the pronunciation workshop. This time he's finding out what happens when one word ends in /d/ and the next begins in /j/ - and he's asking the people of London how they ask for a helping hand... For more, visit our website: http://www.bbc.co.uk/learningenglish/english/course/towards-advanced/unit-24/session-5 TRANSCRIPT Tim Hi. I'm Tim and this is my Pronunciation workshop. Here I'm going to show you how English is really spoken. Come on. Let’s go inside. How do you ask for help? And what is the connection between this… and this? Well, this is a piece of what? And what is the female version of this animal called? Put them together and what do you get? Well, here’s how some people in London ask for help. Voxpops Would you do me a favour? Would you do me a favour? Would you do me a favour? Would you do me a favour? Would you do me a favour? Tim Wood. Ewe. Would you – get it? Now, the words ‘ewe’ and ‘you’ have the same pronunciation, don’t they? But what happens to the word ‘you’ when it comes after the sound /d/? Watch and listen again Voxpops Would you do me a favour? Would you do me a favour? Would you do me a favour? Would you do me a favour? Would you do me a favour? Tim In fluent speech when one word ends in a /d/ sound and the next word begins in a /j/ sound, the two sounds come together and change to a /ʤ/ sound. You also might have noticed that the /uː/ in 'you' can change to schwa. So 'would you' becomes 'would you', or even ‘would ya’ This is an example of assimilation. Here are some more examples. Examples I’m sad you decided to quit. Could you get here by midnight? Should you see him, can you give him a message? I don’t think the gold you bought was real. Tim Right, so you've heard the examples. What do we do? Listen and repeat. Examples I’m sad you decided to quit. Could you get here by midnight? Should you see him, can you give him a message? I don’t think the gold you bought was real. Tim Well done. And remember, if you want to learn more about pronunciation, then please visit our website, bbclearningenglish.com. And that is about it from the pronunciation workshop for this week. I'll see you soon. Bye bye! Right, now, what am I going to do with you? Ha ha – what am I going to do with ‘ewe’, get it? Oh come on, would you give a guy a break?! She gets it.
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Present for the past: BBC English Masterclass
 
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http://www.bbclearningenglish.com Of course you all know that we use the present to talk about the present - and you also probably know that we use the present to talk about the future... But did you know that we also use the present to talk about the past?! Join Sian as she shares a few ways we do this - and a hilarious joke! For more, visit our website: http://www.bbc.co.uk/learningenglish/english/course/towards-advanced/unit-3/session-1 TRANSCRIPT Hi Sian here for BBC Learning English. I have a great joke for you. So, a pony walks into a bar and whispers "Can I have a beer." The barman replies, "Of course you can, but why are you whispering?" And the pony says "Because I'm a little hoarse." Get it? A pony is 'a little horse'! Ok, it's not the best joke, but did you notice what tense I used to tell the joke? I used the present not the past. We often use the present to talk about the past, so I'm going to share with you a few ways that we do this. Number one: When telling an exciting story Last year I was swimming off the coast of New Zealand, when suddenly I see a shark coming up behind me. Everyone starts screaming. I swim as fast as I can… It was very scary! Did you notice? I started the story in the past, and then when I got to the exciting part of the story, I switched to the present. We do this to make the exciting part of the story more dramatic for the listener. Number two: In newspaper headlines I actually made it into the newspapers after that scary experience. Here is the headline: Terrified swimmer is chased out of sea. So, newspaper journalists often use the present simple 'is chased' rather than the past 'was chased'. They do this to make the story more fresh and immediate and dramatic. Number three: With hear, tell, gather, say I hear you're getting married! Did you notice, I used the present form of 'hear' rather than the past? We do this because we want to put more emphasis on what I heard, rather than the fact that I heard it. We also do it with verbs like, say, tell and gather. For example, She says she's leaving the country! Number four: When telling jokes I've got a joke. A pony walks into a bar and... Don't worry, I'm not going to tell the joke again! But we use the present simple when telling jokes to make the joke more exciting and more immediate for the listener. For more information about using the present to talk about the past and to practise this, go to our website: bbclearningenglish.com. And I'm not joking!
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Diphthongs. Pronunciation Tips.
 
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Diphthongs and pronunciation. Learn English and improve your pronunciation with our series of 44 videos designed to help improve your pronunciation and English. This is a programme about diphthongs.
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Disagreeing - 10 - English at Work gives you the language to disagree
 
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Tom, Anna and Denise get together to share their ideas about Tip Top Trading's upcoming launch, but they can't agree on things! Anna's ideas are met with some negative comments and she has to learn how to disagree with the other's viewpoint in a confident but polite manner. TRANSCRIPT Narrator: Welcome! The team at Tip Top Trading are hard at work, making plans for the launch and presentation of their latest product: the revolutionary, almost real Imperial Lemon. They are 'brainstorming', sharing ideas on how to make their lemon a success. Tom: But it needs to be bright! Anna: This is much more exciting. Denise: But having three colours would work better. Narrator: There is a lot of disagreement going on, which is putting Anna's vocabulary to the test! Paul: Right, I'm taking the final decision: the colour scheme will be green and yellow, so that's that. Now, the first presentation will be to er, Mr, er, Slime. Anna: Mr Lime. Paul: Oh, er, Mr Lime - that bit of biscuit looked like an 's' – Mr Lime, thank you Annabel. Anna: Anna. Paul: Mr Lime and his team at Citrus Ventures. Ideas please! Anna: Why don't we offer Citrus Ventures a special opening offer: 20% off Imperial Lemon orders made this month. Paul: Hmm... Anna: We could even do that for all our regular clients. Denise: That would be a big risk. Anna: No. Denise: If we do that once, all our clients will start asking for 20% off everything. Anna: No, I disagree. Denise: We'll be bankrupt! Anna: No, you're wrong. Narrator: Er- Anna, maybe you should find a better way of saying you disagree with Denise. Anna: I'm so frustrated! I can't think of the right words. Narrator: It helps if you try phrases like: Well, I'm not so sure about that... then explain why. Or start your sentence with 'but' when you want to disagree with what has just been said. Or, to seem more polite, you can try: I see your point, but actually I think... Anna: I'll try. Narrator: And don't be aggressive Anna - and give your reasons too, or you'll upset Denise again! Anna: OK. Well, I'm not so sure about that. I think it will improve our sales of lemons and make our clients happy. Happy clients will come back to buy more. Paul: Yes, that's a good point Annabe - Anna. Tom: But 20% is a lot – maybe 5% would be better. Anna: But if we're going to make a special offer, we should make it so good that everyone will say yes! Denise: But people might think there's something wrong with our lemons and that we're desperate to get rid of them. Anna: I see your point, but, if we explain this is just a special offer for special clients, they'll understand. Paul: I like that idea. Good: 20% off for all regular clients just for this month. Anna, you'll be making the presentation to Citrus Ventures, so make sure you include that offer. Anna: Yes. Paul: Right, next, what photos do we have of the lemons...? Narrator: Finding the right words to disagree in meetings isn't always easy, but Anna managed in the end. She started sentences with this short word to show that she was about to disagree with what had just been said: But... And used these phrases: I'm not so sure about that... I see your point, but actually I think... The next big challenge for Anna will be her presentation to Citrus Ventures. Join us again soon to find out what happens! Anna: I've got to do a good job but it's going to take me ages. Ah well, I had better get started otherwise I'm going to be here all night!
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Bleed someone dry: The English We Speak
 
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[Images: GETTY IMAGES] Feifei is worried that Neil's plumber has attacked him. He's certainly bled him dry, but why is there no need to go to hospital? Listen to this programme and all will become clear and you'll learn the meaning of another strange English phrase. You'll find more idioms and phrases here: http://www.bbc.co.uk/learningenglish/english/features/the-english-we-speak Do you want to learn how to speak English? Then join us here on YouTube for great grammar, drama, news, study, pronunciation, vocabulary, music, interviews and celebrity videos. Every day we have a new video to help you with English. We also produce regular 'extra' videos across the week so come back every day to see what's new. MONDAY: The English We Speak TUESDAY: News Review TUESDAY: English At Work WEDNESDAY: LingoHack THURSDAY: 6 Minute English FRIDAY: The Experiment (watch this space for new and exciting content that we are trying out!) Please use English when you comment. For more videos and content that will help you learn English, visit our website: http://www.bbclearningenglish.com
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Pronunciation: Two different ways to pronounce the word 'the'
 
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Tim's back in his pronunciation workshop. This time he's finding out how English speakers sometimes pronounce the word 'the' - and he's having trouble opening his paint pots... For more, visit our website: http://www.bbc.co.uk/learningenglish/english/course/towards-advanced/unit-18/session-5 Transcript: Tim Hi. I'm Tim and this is my Pronunciation workshop. Here I'm going to show you how English is really spoken. Come on, let's go inside. You know, I’ve been thinking about decorating my workshop – bringing a little bit of colour to it. But I can’t decide between blue or orange. Hmm. Let’s ask the people of London. Voxpops I prefer the blue one to the orange one. I prefer the blue one to the orange one. I prefer the blue one to the orange one. Tim That sounds pretty comprehensive. Blue it is. I'll go in and get the paints. Ooh, but first, let’s talk about pronunciation. Now, everyone used the definite article – the – and in each case it wasn’t stressed, but the pronunciation was slightly different. I'm going to go in and get the paints: you listen again and see if you can hear the two different ways the definite article is pronounced. I'll see you inside. Voxpops I prefer the blue one to the orange one. I prefer the blue one to the orange one. I prefer the blue one to the orange one. Tim If it’s not stressed, the pronunciation of the word the will change depending on the word that follows. If the next word begins in a consonant sound, it’s pronounced /ðə/. I prefer the blue one. But, if the next word begins in a vowel sound, it’s pronounced /ðɪː/. I prefer the orange one. And you might remember from a previous video that when the sound /ɪː/ is followed by a vowel sound, you might also hear a small linking /j/ in between. I prefer the orange one. Here are some more examples. Examples In a restaurant, I always order the apple pie. I think the autumn is the best time of year. The earlier I get up, the happier I am. It’s the one over there. Tim So you've heard the examples, and now it's your turn. Listen and repeat. Examples In a restaurant, I always order the apple pie. I think the autumn is the best time of year. The earlier I get up, the happier I am. It’s the one over there. Tim Well done. Now remember, if you want to learn more about pronunciation, then please visit our website, bbclearningenglish.com. And that is about it from the pronunciation workshop for this week. I'll see you soon. Bye bye! Right – let's get cracking on this painting. Now, you know the problem with these paint pots is that the lids aren't always the easiest to open. Ahh! Owww! Eeeshh! Not again!
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Friends in high places: The English We Speak
 
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[Images: GETTY IMAGES] You'll find the transcript here: http://www.bbc.co.uk/learningenglish/english/features/the-english-we-speak/ep-180618 It's good to have friends but how about important and powerful friends? Feifei is about to find out about Rob's friends in high places and discovers they don't live on top of mountains! Find out the real meaning of 'friends in high places' in this programme. Do you want to learn how to speak English? Then join us here on YouTube for great grammar, drama, news, study, pronunciation, vocabulary, music, interviews and celebrity videos. Every day we have a new video to help you with English. We also produce regular 'extra' videos across the week so come back every day to see what's new. MONDAY: The English We Speak TUESDAY: News Review WEDNESDAY: LingoHack THURSDAY: 6 Minute English FRIDAY: The Experiment (watch this space for new and exciting content that we are trying out!) Please use English when you comment. For more videos and content that will help you learn English, visit our website: http://www.bbclearningenglish.com
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Happy-go-lucky: The English We Speak
 
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[Images: GETTY IMAGES] Rob claims to be a laid back guy and doesn't worry about the future – or so he thinks. But is he really happy-go-lucky? Feifei has some news that might make him change his mind. Find out more about this phrase in The English We Speak. More here: http://www.bbc.co.uk/learningenglish/english/features/the-english-we-speak/ep-180226 Do you want to learn how to speak English? Then join us here on YouTube for great grammar, drama, news, study, pronunciation, vocabulary, music, interviews and celebrity videos. Every day we have a new video to help you with English. We also produce regular 'extra' videos across the week so come back every day to see what's new. MONDAY: The English We Speak TUESDAY: News Review TUESDAY: English At Work WEDNESDAY: LingoHack THURSDAY: 6 Minute English FRIDAY: The Experiment (watch this space for new and exciting content that we are trying out!) Please use English when you comment. For more videos and content that will help you learn English, visit our website: http://www.bbclearningenglish.com
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Smombie: The English We Speak
 
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You know those people who walk around staring at their smartphones even if it puts them and others in danger? Well, there's a word for them – it comes from German, but people are now starting to use it in English. Join Neil and Feifei as she walks into a door to teach you this cutting-edge word. Learn more here http://www.bbc.co.uk/learningenglish/english/features/the-english-we-speak Do you want to learn how to speak English? Then join us here on YouTube for great grammar, drama, news, study, pronunciation, vocabulary, music, interviews and celebrity videos. Every day we have a new video to help you with English. We also produce regular 'extra' videos across the week so come back every day to see what's new. MONDAY: The English We Speak TUESDAY: News Review TUESDAY: English At Work WEDNESDAY: LingoHack THURSDAY: 6 Minute English FRIDAY: The Experiment (watch this space for new and exciting content that we are trying out!) We like receiving and reading your comments - please use English when you comment. For more videos and content that will help you learn English, visit our website: http://www.bbclearningenglish.com [Images: GETTY IMAGES]
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What They Really Mean: Sarcasm
 
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[Images: GETTY IMAGES] The British summer's fantastic, isn't it? Mark thinks Chloe is trying to trick him. Watch the video to find out why he got it wrong. It shows you how to identify sarcasm. This is where people say the opposite to what they mean. Do you want to learn how to speak English? Then join us here on YouTube for great grammar, drama, news, study, pronunciation, vocabulary, music, interviews and celebrity videos. Every day we have a new video to help you with English. We also produce regular 'extra' videos across the week so come back every day to see what's new. MONDAY: The English We Speak TUESDAY: News Review TUESDAY: English At Work WEDNESDAY: LingoHack THURSDAY: 6 Minute English FRIDAY: The Experiment (watch this space for new and exciting content that we are trying out!) We like receiving and reading your comments - please use English when you comment. For more videos and content that will help you learn English, visit our website: http://www.bbclearningenglish.com
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BBC English Masterclass: Giving emphasis using 'what'
 
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Sometimes we want to make it clear which part of a sentence is the most important to us. We can do this by changing the sentence structure and using 'what' in something called 'cleft sentences'. They help give emphasis. For more, visit our website: http://www.bbc.co.uk/learningenglish/english/course/towards-advanced/unit-14/session-1 Transcript: Hi, Sian here for BBC Learning English. In this video, we're going to look at some more ways to give emphasis. Now, I've just got back from holiday and I'm going to tell you all about it. But I'm going to give you two versions of this story. Version number one will have normal sentence structure. Then version number 2 - I'm going to add more emphasis. I'll do this by adding cleft sentences with 'what'. Listen carefully to the two versions of the story. How are they different? We'll find out afterwards. Version one: normal sentence structure I had the worst holiday. We got to our hotel and realised that our room had been double booked, so they moved us to a different hotel in a different town. It was horrible, noisy and dirty and there were insects everywhere. And the bathroom was awful. I touched the shower and it exploded and flooded the room. I went to complain to the manager and he offered us another week there for free. I need a real holiday. Version two – emphasis using 'what' I had the worst holiday. So what happened was we got to the hotel and realised that our room had been double booked, so what they did was move us to another hotel in another town. It was horrible, noisy and dirty, but what I hated most was the insects everywhere. And in the bathroom, all I did was touch the shower and it exploded, flooding the room. I went to complain to the manager and what he did was offer us another week there for free! What I need now is a holiday! How to emphasise the noun OK, so when I emphasise nouns, I use this structure: What + understood information + is was + emphasis So, for example, instead of "I hated the insects," in the second version I said, "What I hated most was the insects everywhere." Notice that even though it's plural, we use – normally use – 'was' here because we're saying 'the thing that I hated most was the insects everywhere.' Again, instead of "I need a holiday," to emphasise, I said, "What I need now is a holiday." Finally, you can also replace 'what' with 'all' meaning 'the only thing'. For example in the famous song, "All I want for Christmas is You." How to emphasise the verb To emphasise a verb, I use this structure: What/All + subject + do/does/did + is/was + verb So, instead of saying, "They moved us to another town," I said, "What they did was move us to another town." So that highlights the verb. Again, we can use 'all' instead of 'what' to say 'the only thing.' So for example, "I touched the shower and it broke," I emphasise using, "All I did was touch the shower and it broke." How to emphasise the whole sentence Finally, to emphasise the whole sentence, we can use this structure: What happens/happened + is/was + clause For example, I started my story with, "What happened was we got to the hotel and realised that our room had been double booked. Useful when writing and speaking. But remember to use STRESS when speaking. OK, so this structure is really useful when you're writing because when we're writing, we can't stress or give intonation. It's also used a lot when we're speaking. But remember to stress the key information. So not, "What I need now is a holiday," but, "What I NEED now is a HOLIDAY." So go back, watch the video again and practise copying the sentences with stress. Now, what you need now is practice. So go to our website bbclearningenglish.com to practise the structure. Goodbye!
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BBC News Review: Seductive vegetables boost sales by 25%
 
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A Stanford psychological study finds that seductive language boosts sales. Dan and Neil teach you the language the world's media is using to discuss this story. [Cover image: GETTY IMAGES] The story: (A) psychological study of students in California suggests people are more likely to consume healthy portions of vegetables if they are labelled with seductive names. They found sales went up by 25% when advertised with indulgent labels such as ‘twisted citrus-glazed carrots’ and ‘sweet sizzling green beans and crispy shallots’. Key words and phrases: indulgent = allowing you to do something when you shouldn’t decadent = pleasant but immoral jazzier = brighter, more colourful and more attractive Try our quiz to see how well you've learned today's language. You'll find it here: http://www.bbc.co.uk/learningenglish/english/course/english-you-need/unit-19/session-2
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