How to Speak English: Verb Be in the Present Tense

How to Speak English : Verb "be" in the present tense

ESL teacher Jennifer Lebedev teaches the proper usage of the English verb 'be' in the present tense. The verb 'be' has three forms in the present tense: 'am', 'is', 'are'. Sentences are formed with a subject and a verb. To make sentences with the verb 'be', use the correct for ...more

How To : Use the simple present tense in English

A lot of the English you hear in the real world isn't taught in the classroom. This ESL tutorial is a quick lesson about using the simple present tense. The simple present tense are actions that are repeated or habitual and statements that are always true. Watch this how to vi ...more

How To : Ignore the Future to Make Smarter Decisions

The future: that time that lies ahead, unknown and overwhelming. Whether you're an obsessive planner or someone who can't think more than two days ahead, considering the future can be frightening with all of the "what ifs." Don't let the future keep you awake at night—in fact, ...more

How To : Change verb tenses when reporting in English

In this video, we learn how to speak English using verb tenses. Verb tenses will not change if you are reporting facts, general truth, or immediate reporting. In all other situations, you will change verb tenses. An example of this is "I will buy balloons" can change to "she s ...more

How To : Speak Any Language Fluently In Months

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How To : Use the word "being" correctly in English

Being is a word that can be hard to master for English as a Second Language speakers. It can be used as a gerund, or in present or past continuous tenses. In a present or past continuous tense, being says that it is happening now, or was happening before, in a continual manne ...more

How To : Understand tenses in the English language (for ESL)

An English teacher shows some of the differences between the present tense and the present continuous tense in making statements, negatives, and questions. For ESL students. If you are learning to speak English, watch this video on present tense vs. present continuous tense.

How To : Use the verb "be" in different tenses in English

In this video, we learn how to use the verb "be" in different tenses. This verb changes depending on the verb tense and subject in which it's used. In the present tense, "I am", "we are", "you are", etc can be used. In the past tense "I was", "you were", "he was", "we were", e ...more

How To : Use "we're" & "were" properly

Learning American English is often difficult when faced with two words of similar spelling or sound. This is certainly true in the case of "we're" and "were". The first step in knowing proper usage is to know what the two words mean. We're is a contraction for we are. Whenev ...more

How To : Dominate the New York Times Crossword Puzzle

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How to Speak English : Reported speech with conditionals

In this tutorial, we learn how to speak English with conditionals. Conditional statements need special attention and usually start with the word "if". An example of a conditional statement is "if you want, we'll go out to dinner". This has two parts, a condition, and a result. ...more

How To : Use the present tense of -AR verbs in Spanish

In this video, we learn how to speak Spanish: Present tense of -AR verbs (tu form). When you are speaking with "ar" verbs, you will have to change them depending on who you are talking about. You will also have to change if you are talking about yourself and depending on what ...more

How To : Use present tense of Spanish AR verbs

In this video, we learn how to speak Spanish using present tense AR verbs. "Nosotros" means "we", "nosotras" means we as well, it's just talking about a female while the other is talking about a male. Common "ar" verbs include: necesitar, patinar, practicar, terminar, tocar, t ...more

How To : Use the English passive voice in the present perfect

In this ESL how to video, an American English teacher explains the how the present perfect tense works in the passive voice. In the English passive voice, S + has or have + been + past participle. Watch this how to video and you'll be speaking English in no time.

How To : Use the passive voice in present continuous in English

Learn how to use the English passive voice in the continuous tense in this tutorial. When the present continuous tense is in the passive voice it looks like this: subject + (be) being + past participle. Watch this ESL how to video and you will be speaking English in no time.

How To : Use English passive voice questions in present perfect

This ESL tutorial shows how to make yes-no questions in the passive voice in the present perfect tense. The passive voice un the present perfect tense uses have or has + subject + been + past participle. Watch this how to video and you'll be speaking English in no time.

How To : Pronounce past tense regular verbs in English

Learn how to pronounce regular verbs in English with this ESL tutorial. In English, the "ed" ending might be a "d" or a "t," depending on what comes before it. Watch this how to video and you'll be speaking English in no time.

How To : Use the present tense of AR verbs in Spanish

In this video, we learn how to speak Spanish by using the present tense of AR verbs. For females, "ellas" means they and for males "ellos" means they. To say "you all" you would say "ustedes". For example, the word "trabajar" would knock the "ar" off depending on who was the s ...more

How to Speak Spanish : Reflexive verbs & stem changers

In this video, learn about los verbos relexivos. Some examples of daily use actions: Yo me cepillo los dientes. This means I brush my teeth. For most beginning students of Spanish, one of the hardest things to understand is verbs. That’s because verbs in Spanish act differentl ...more

How To : Understand the imperfect tense of verbs in French

This is the eighth episode of "Walk, Talk and Learn French" provided by Radio Lingua Network and it focuses on French verb in the imperfect tense. The video mixes a host providing real life French, while speaking in both French and English, and provides examples with charts an ...more

How To : Use the simple past tense in the English language

This three part language tutorial is a grammar lesson for lower level ESL students. Learn how to use the simple past tense with this tutorial. The past simple tense, also called the simple past is used for past actions that happened either at a specific time, which can either ...more

How To : Conjugate the verb "Sing" in Cherokee

Check out this instructional language video to learn how to speak Cherokee! In this lesson, learn how to conjugate the verb "To Sing" in the imperative (the command form), the future tense, and the present continuous verb tense. This is in the Eastern (Giduwa) Cherokee dialect ...more

News : The Discovery of Dolphin Language

In my early life I was deeply impacted by the work of physician and psychoanalyst John C. Lilly. I still have my dog-eared copies of The Mind of the Dolphin (1967) and Programming and Metaprogramming in the Human Biocomputer (1968). Lilly's work, with dolphins and the developm ...more

See Jane Pwn : A Primer for Internet Slang

Making your way into an online community can be really exciting. Some life-long friendships and lasting romances begin in humble chat rooms and message boards. But for the novice internet user, one of the biggest hurdles can be trying to figure out just what people are saying ...more

News : Scrabble's 2-Letter Words - Defined

Ok, so you've memorized the list of valid 2-letter words, but when challenged after playing one, can you smugly demonstrate your dominating intellect by spouting out the proper definition? If you're anything like me, chances are you'll find yourself babbling something defensi ...more

News : ANUS or ASSHOLE? (NSFW)

Via WonderHowTo World, SCRABBLE: Dirty SCRABBLE. Everybody likes to play dirty, but we're not talking bluffing with fake words or closing up the board—we're talking actual "dirty" and offensive words. Despite the exclusion of offensive words in the bowdlerized Official SCRAB ...more

News : ANUS or ASSHOLE?

Dirty SCRABBLE. Everybody likes to play dirty, but we're not talking bluffing with fake words or closing up the board—we're talking actual "dirty" and offensive words. Despite the exclusion of offensive words in the bowdlerized Official SCRABBLE Players Dictionary (OSPD), the ...more

How To : Use the past tense when speaking English

This episode goes over how one can ask and respond in the past tense when speaking in English. This video is great for advanced, intermediate, and beginner learning to speak the English as a second language (ESL).

How To : Use negative questions in the English language

In this episode learn to ask negative questions with "don't" followed by a verb and "to be" in the English language. This video is great for advanced, intermediate, and beginner learning to speak the English as a second language (ESL).

How To : Use the present perfect in the English language

In this episode you will learn how to use the present perfect when discussing your experiences in the English language. This video is great for advanced, intermediate, and beginner learning to speak the English as a second language (ESL).

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