In English

How To : Pronounce the word "lyrics" in English

Today's word is "lyrics". This is a noun in its plural form which means words to a song. For example, you can say, "My dad is a huge fan of the Beatles. He knows the lyrics to all of their songs."

How To : Know what words to stress when speaking English

Learn what English words to emphasize in phrases and sentences. Develop your awareness of rhythm in English speech. Learn to stress words correctly and naturally. Part 1 of 4 - How to Know what words to stress when speaking English. Part 2 of 4 - How to Know what words to str ...more

How To : Say fashion related words in English

Fashion is always changing! Check out this English language tutorial to learn how to say words related to Fashion. This language lesson is perfect for ESL students or anyone looking to improve their fashion vocabulary. Fashion affects our lives much more than we realize. So wa ...more

How To : Ask someone if they speak English in Spanish

If you're going to know how any phrase in a foreign language, "Do you know English?" is a useful one. In this free video language lesson, you'll learn how to ask someone if they speak English in Spanish: "¿Habla inglés?" For more information, including an example of the proper ...more

How To : Pronounce the English word "despot"

Today's word is "despot". This is a noun which means a tyrant or someone who abuses his power. For example, you can say, "Hitler was perhaps one of the most notorious despots in the 20th century."

How To : Practice your listening skills in English

Check out this instructional English language video that demonstrates how to improve your English vocabulary skills, your listening skills, and your grammar skills. This is a lesson for the advanced English language learner. The theme is the 2008 Olympic Games that focus on VO ...more

How To : Learn the basic spelling rules of English language

English can be difficult because few words are spelled phonetically, and every rule has exceptions. But you can become a champ in no time by memorizing a few basic rules. You Will Need: memorization skills. Remember that the letter “I” comes before “E” except after “C” or whe ...more

How To : Make the 'ng' sound in American English

Learn how to pronounce the 'ng' sound in American English. This video provides a basic guide for pronunciations for ESL students. The ng, N-G sound, is similar to the nn, N sound, but it's a different part of the tongue that raises. In the ng sound, it's actually the middle-b ...more

How To : Use the word "seem" in the English language

In this episode, Jennifer goes over the use of the word "seem" in the English language. This is great for all levels of students learning English as a second language (ESL). Part 1 of 2 - How to Use the word "seem" in the English language. Part 2 of 2 - How to Use the word "s ...more

How To : Pronounce the soft "i" and a hard "e" in English

Many of my students have problems pronouncing the soft i. This ESL how to video explains how your mouth should move for the soft i and the hard e. You'll never say beach when you mean bitch again. Watch this how to video and you'll be speaking proper 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 : Learn Arabic in English

Learn Arabic in english step by step made simple with Yusuf Estes. This is a two part guide to the Arabic language. Arabic (??????? al-?arabiyyah; less formally: ???? ?arabi) is a Central Semitic language, thus related to and classified alongside other Semitic languages such ...more

How To : Take a message in Telephone English

Check out this instructional language video to learn how to take a telephone message at the office. "Telephone Talk" is a series of four short videos that deal with common English telephone situations at Fujikin. This is the second video in the series, and will show you how to ...more

How To : Use phrasal verbs in the English language

In this episode you will learn useful relationship phrases and phrasal verbs (such as move in, break up, and slow down)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 English proposition "at"

This video is in the Language category where you will understand how the proposition "at" is used in English language. "At" is used to indicate either location or time. A few examples of using "at" for indicating location are; "I am at school", "You are at home", "She is at th ...more

How To : Express fear when speaking English

Learn how to express fear when speaking English and use adjectives with prepositions. This video is great for advanced, intermediate, and beginner learning to speak the English as a second language (ESL).

How To : Pronounce the English word "endeavor"

Today's word is "endeavor". This is a noun as well as a verb. As a noun, it means an effort or attempt to accomplish something. As a verb, it means to strive or attempt. For example, you can say, "Beth made all endeavors to make her mother-in-law happy."

How To : Use the word 'got' in the English language

In this video it is explained how to use the words "got" "got to" and "gotta'". "Got" is the past tense of the word " get". Sometimes Americans say "have got" in place of "have" or "got" in place of "have". For example there is a sentence "I've got my wallet". Some Americans s ...more

How To : Pronounce the English word "scenario"

Today's word is "scenario". This is a noun which means an imagined sequence of events. For example, you can say, "Jill and I discussed the scenario of what would happen if Jim asked her out on a date."

How To : Elect a US President in Plain English

A short guide to understanding the basics of the US election process. Want to know how the electoral college works and what your vote really means this election year? Find more about the Obama v. McCain battle in Plain English.

How To : Pronounce the word "xenophobic" in English

Today's word is "xenophobic". This is an adjective which means being fearful of, or showing distrust or hatred towards foreigners and strangers. For example, you can say, "My grandfather is so xenophobic that he doesn't trust any foreigners."

How To : Pronounce the English word "facetious"

Today's word is "facetious". This is an adjective which means kidding or being playful. For example, you can say, "Some people, like my boss, are not good at telling jokes; it's sometimes hard to tell whether he is serious or being facetious."

How To : Pronounce the word "extraordinary" in English

Today's word is "extraordinary". This is an adjective which means exceptional and beyond what is ordinary or mediocre. For example, you can say, "Gandhi was an extraordinary individual who led India's independence movement."

How To : Use English slang

In this ESL language tutorial we look at English slang. Slang is when you replace a common word or sentence with a totally new one. English slang often depends on the country and then region of the country you are in. This how to video teaches you some widely used slang words ...more

How To : Do the "Inside Outside English Drill" in pool

In this video, we learn how to play pool with the inside outside English drill. During this, you will pocket the balls into rotational order. The balls should be set on diagonal sides of the rail from each other. Set the cue ball in front of the first ball, then shoot using an ...more

How To : Use the word "rather" or "quite" in English

In this episode look at the difference between quite and rather and answer questions that start with "Do you mind if..." 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 : Pronounce the English word "nuance"

Today's word is "nuance". This is a noun which means a subtle degree of difference in meaning and expression. For example, you can say, "To truly understand the nuances between synonyms, you often have to see how those similar words are used in various situations."

How To : Use reverse English to stop cue ball motion in pool

This pool shooting tutorial demonstrates how to control the cue ball using reverse English, opposite to the one that seems obvious. This will help line the ball up where you want it, preventing it from going too far down the table and allowing you to win the match.

How To : Exchange opinions in English

In this episode you will learn how to exchange opinions in English: how to ask for it and express your own views. This video is great for advanced, intermediate, and beginner learning to speak the English as a second language (ESL).

How To : Play "Save it for Later" by English Beat on guitar

Want to play lead guitar in a rock band? Well first you have to learn techniques from the masters. This guitar lesson teaches you how to play the English Beat song "Save It for Later" with open-D tuning (D-A-D-A-A-D). Once you get a hang of these popular guitar chords and tune ...more

How To : Pronounce "r" in the English language

In this five part episode, Jennifer goes over the pronunciation of the letter "R" in the English language. This is great for all levels of students learning English as a second language (ESL). Part 1 of 5 - How to Pronounce "r" in the English language. Part 2 of 5 - How to Pr ...more

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 : Discuss food you like and dislike in English

In this episode you will learn how to discuss food you like and dislike and how to express quantities in the English language. This video is great for advanced, intermediate, and beginner learning to speak the English as a seco nd language (ESL).

How To : Talk about high tech gadgets in the English language

In this episode learn how to describe high tech gadgets in the English language. In this case the order of adjectives are discussed. This video is great for advanced, intermediate, and beginner learning to speak the English as a second language (ESL).

How To : Use modal verbs in the passive voice in English

Modal verbs in the passive voice follow this pattern: Modal + be + past participle. There are many possibilities with modal verbs. This ESL tutorial gives a basic description of how to use modal verbs in the passive voice. Watch this how to video and you will be speaking Engli ...more

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).

How To : Make mistakes in English

Let's face it...We all do it! Learn English with Mr. Duncan as he provides basic grammar instruction and speaks in basic English phrases. Check out this English language tutorial to learn how to make mistakes using English words and phrases. This language lesson is perfect for ...more

How To : Practice advanced English grammar

Check out this instructional English language video that demonstrates how to improve your English vocabulary skills, your listening skills, and your grammar skills. This is a lesson for the advanced English language learner. The theme is the 2008 Olympic Games that focus on VO ...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 : Put English on the ball in billiards

You can use english to make the cue ball end up where you want it. Get expert tips and advice on pool cues and billiards tables in this free video. Part 1 of 10 - How to Put English on the ball in billiards. Put English on the ball in billiards - Part 2 of 10. Click through to ...more

How To : Make the AH sound in American English

The ah sound. The jaw drops more on this sound than it does on any other vowel sound. Ah, ah. And as you can see, the tongue is laying there on the bottom of the mouth. Ah. So, the jaw drops here, make the sound, ah: pretty basic, simple, and straightforward. Ah. Sample words: ...more

How To : Pronounce the alphabet correctly in English

This video will show you how to pronounce the alphabet correctly in English. If you have trouble hearing the correct pronunciation, and telling the difference between "c" and "d" and "b", this video helps you out with clear enunciation of each letter. Watch this video to prono ...more

How To : Use "ed" or "ing" with adjectives in English

In this two part episode, Jennifer goes over the use of "ing" or "ed" with adjectives in the English language. This is great for all levels of students learning English as a second language (ESL). Part 1 of 2 - How to Use "ed" or "ing" with adjectives in English. Part 2 of 2 ...more

How To : Ask someone if they speak English in French

In this free video language lesson, you'll learn how to ask someone if they speak english: "Parlez-vous anglais?" or "Est-ce que vous parlez anglais?" While French isn't necessarily a very difficult language for an English-speaker to learn, many stumble when it comes to pronun ...more

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