Apr 12

Learn British English Free (video): when to use “too”, “also” and “as well”

 

This is a simple English lesson about some common usages of “too”, “also” and “as well”. Please see below for notes:

 

 

As well (as)

Usually used after the subject / pronoun:

“She likes clubbing as well.”

“Do you like poetry as well?

“As well as…” structure for beginning or middle of sentences:

“As well as that, there are other things to consider.”

Use prepositional pronoun: “He’ll be there as well as me.”

 

Also

“Also” can be used in a variety of ways:

“They, also, want to watch that film.”

Synonymous with “additionally” to begin a related sentence:

“Also, you should remember to wear sun cream.”

I don’t think it sounds right to use it like “I also.”

 

Too

In the context synonymous with “also”, it’s usually found at the end of sentences.

“She went to that university, too.”

“Have a good weekend.” “You too.”

“I, too, love fish and chips.”

Apr 11

British Vs U.S. Pronunciation: “Route” (free video)

 

British: /ru:t/

U.S.: /raʊt/

 

“This is the route from here to there.”

“Someone is en route to somewhere.”

 

Apr 08

Business English: to send apologies (phrasal verb)

 

In business situations, we send apologies when we can’t attend a meeting at work.

 

“Please accept my apologies.”

“Chris sends his apologies as he’s away on that date.”

 

Apr 07

Learn British English Free: how to express your opinion

 

“That” is optional.

“I think (that)…”

“I believe (that)…”
“I reckon (that)…”
“I feel (that)…”
“I suggest (that)…” or “I’d suggest (that)…”
“I imagine (that)…”
“I’d say (that)…”
To make it negative: “I don’t…”

 

Apr 05

Learn British English Free: Happy Easter

 

Happy Easter

 

Today (Sunday) is Easter Day! We normally celebrate by giving and eating chocolates (please see the one I’ve got).

 

Apr 03

Need to Feel Loved – Reflekt (acoustic cover music video with lyrics)

 

Acoustic performance of “Need to Feel Loved” by Reflekt. Please see lyrics below the music video.

 

Come catch me babe, I’m falling.
Come save me baby, I’m calling.
Come and be with me babe, come as you are.
Come and catch a fire babe, don’t let me fade away

don’t let me fade away

Come catch a feeling, it’s electryfying me.
Eyes wide open, I’m dreaming.
Free falling baby, awake before I’m down.
Free falling baby, awake before I’m down.
Awake before I’m down…
Awake before I’m down…

Awake before I’m down…

Awake before I’m down

Come touch me baby,

I need to be loved.
Come hold me babe,

I need to feel loved

I need to feel loved
Come catch a fire,

don’t let me fade away.
And come catch a fire babe,

don’t let me fade away.
Come catch a feeling,

it’s electrifying me.
Eyes wide open, I’m dreaming.
Free falling baby, awake before I’m down
Free falling baby, awake before I’m down
Come and touch me baby,

I need to be loved
Come hold me babe

I need to feel loved

Come and touch me baby,

I need to feel loved,
And come and hold and be babe,

I need to feel loved,
I need to feel loved, I need to feel loved,
I need to feel loved, I need to feel loved.

Apr 01

April 1: April Fool’s Day

 

April 1: April Fool’s Day
On April 1, it’s normal for people to make jokes or trick each other.

From Personnel Management:
“Finally, in breaking news this morning, we can reveal that Zayn Malik will be divulging the real reasons for his recent shock departure from boy band sensation One Direction at our Managing Talent Conference .#April1onlyjoking

 

Mar 29

Free British English Pronunciation Lesson: Pets

This free video is about the British English pronunciation of pets.

Official website: http://www.learnbritishenglish.co.uk/

 

Mar 29

Free British Pronunciation Video: Farm Animals

This British pronunciation lesson is about the names of common farm animals.
By Chris from: http://www.learnbritishenglish.co.uk/

 

Mar 29

“Proud” by Kerry Leva free music video (acoustic cover with lyrics)

 

An acoustic cover of “Proud” by Kerry Leva with lyrics available as English captions.

Please click here for lyrics.

 

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