My first day teaching English in Russia

for teachers Dec 05, 2018

This video is about my first day teaching English in Russia. I talk about concerns, fears, and questions that I had as a new ESL teacher. I share advice, tips and tricks, looking back at my experience teaching ESL in Russia.

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Suggest vs. Offer vs. Propose

vocabulary Dec 05, 2018

This video is about suggest, offer, and propose. We discuss the differences between suggest offer and propose so that you can use them correctly.

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5 Structures with the verb "to get"

get verbs vocabulary Dec 05, 2018

This video is about the verb "to get" and five different language structures that can help us understand what this verb means.

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Minimal Pairs - /ɒ/ and /əʊ/

This video is about minimal pairs and focuses on the sounds /ɒ/ and /əʊ/.

Here are some more examples:

not note

want won’t

got goat

hop hope

on own

cost coast

non known

odd owed

rod road

rot wrote

sop soap

stock stoke

tossed toast

wok woke

block bloke

bond boned

bossed boast

clock cloak

cock coke

cod code

col coal

cop cope

god goad

jock joke

mod mode

pop pope

rob robe

rod rode

ROM roam

shod showed

smock smoke

sock soak

sod sewed

blot bloat

bod bode

bonze bones

chock choke

cocks coax

con cone

crock croak

doss dose

dot dote

foggy fogey

glob globe

hod hoed

lob lobe

lop lope

mod mowed

mop mope

mot mote

nod node

odd ode

rot rote

slop slope

sod sowed

tock toke

tod toad

tot tote

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Minimal Pairs - /ɪ/ and /i:/

This video is about minimal pairs and focuses on the sounds /ɪ/ and /i:/.

Here are some more examples:

bin bean

chip cheap

his he’s

it eat

sit seat

did deed

fill feel

fit feet

grin green

hit heat

is ease

mitt meet

slip sleep

still steal

bit beat

bitch beach

itch each

gin gene

grid greed

hid heed

hill he’ll

ill eel

kip keep

knit neat

lick leak

lip leap

mill meal

pick peek

piss piece

pitch peach

risen reason

shit sheet

sick seek

sin scene

sin seen

still steel

tin teen

bid bead

bitch beech

biz bees

chick cheek

chit cheat

cist ceased

dip deep

fist feast

fizz fees

hip heap

kid keyed

pill peel

pip peep

piss peace

sill seal

sim seem

skid skied

skim scheme

till teal

tizz teas

bib Beeb

blip bleep

britches breeches

crick creek

din dean

finned fiend

flit fleet

gip jeep

grist greased

pit peat

sim seam

sip seep

shin sheen

skit skeet

slick sleek

slit sleet

tick teak

tit teat

tizz tease

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Minimal Pairs - /æ/ and /e/

This video is about minimal pairs and focuses on the sounds /æ/ and /e/. Here are some more examples:

bad bed

man men

and end

axe X

bag beg

had head

ham hem

jam gem

pan pen

pat pet

sad said

sat set

band bend

bat bet

dad dead

flash flesh

gas guess

gnat net

land lend

shall shell

spanned spend

axe ex

fad fed

gassed guest

manned mend

marry merry

mat met

sacks sex

sax sex

tack tech

track trek

bland blend

cattle kettle

dab deb

flax flecks

frat fret

rabble rebel

tamp temp

tamper temper

trad tread

vat vet

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4 Types of Nouns

grammar nouns Dec 05, 2018

In this video you will learn about 4 types of nouns used in the English language.

The 1st type is: countable nouns.

For example: dog

The 2nd type is: uncountable nouns.

For example: water

The 3rd type is: plural nouns.

For example: scissors

The 4th type is collective nouns (or group nouns).

For example: team 

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Conditional Phrases

conditionals grammar Dec 05, 2018

Basically, conditional phrases are hypothetical phrases consisting of two clauses: an "if" clause and a "then" clause.

In this video we discuss the following conditional phrases: zero, first, second, third, and mixed.

Zero Condtional tells us about general facts or strong opinions.
Zero Conditional = If present, (then) present

Example: If it rains, you get wet.

First Conditional tells us about a possible future condition.
First Conditional = If present, (then) future

Example: If I win the lottery, I will buy a house.

Second Conditional tells us about an impossible alternative present condition.
Second Conditional = If past, (then) would + infinitive

Example: If I had a car, I would drive.

Third Conditional tells us about an impossible alternative past condition.
Third Conditional = If past perfect, (then) would + have + past participle

Example: If I had gone to the cinema, I would have watched Batman.

Mixed Conditional tells us about the relationship between an impossible alternative...

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Question Structure in English

grammar questions Dec 05, 2018

In this video you will learn about 4 types of question structures used in the English language.

The 1st type is : TO BE

This type of question uses the verb "to be". To make a question using the verb "to be", you need to put the verb before the noun. You can also add a question word or phrase to the beginning of this structure.

The 2nd type is : NOT TO BE

This type of question uses any verb other than the verb "to be". To make a question using this structure, you need to have an Auxilliary verb (helping verb), subject, and infinitive (main verb). You can also add a question word or phrase to the beginning of this structure. An easy way to remember this structure is the acronym QuASI.

The 3rd type is : PREPOSITIONS

This type of question uses a verb connected to a preposition. When we use a verb connected to a preposition in a question, the preposition should go at the end of the question.

The 4th type is : QUESTION WORD AS THE SUBJECT

This type of question uses a verb other than the...

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