Aug 23

“Ties” by Years and Years – acoustic cover with lyrics

 

Aug 18

Learn British English Free (video lesson): four expressions

Bring the weather with you
(Normally used when someone’s back from holiday)
“Welcome back, I see you didn’t bring the weather with you!”

Already feels like a long time ago
(Said by someone who’s recently returned from holiday)
“How was your holiday?”
“It was wonderful, but it already feels so long ago.”

Weekends go too quickly
“How was your weekend?”
“Lovely, thanks, but went a bit too quickly.”
“It was very nice but they go so fast, don’t they?”

Not bad for a (day of the week)
“Hi, how are you?”
“Not bad for a Monday.”
“Not bad for a Tuesday.”

 

Aug 15

Learn English free online: get on / off modes of transport (visual)

Please share this wonderful effort from my Chilean colleague, Jo:

Get Jo

Aug 11

British English Pronunciation Challange (FREE video practice)

Please watch for this new pronunciation practice test, using these ten words:
Beautiful
Data
Often
Garage
Gorgeous
Address
Restaurant
Debt
Hospitable
Aluminium

 

Aug 09

Learn English: Silent Letters in English Words (Visual)

silent letters

Aug 04

Learn British English Free (video): the Power of the Schwa /ə/

“A” as in “A bus”

“A” = /eɪ/ or /ə/

 

“The” = /ði:/ or /ðə/

“The bus”

“Should have” = “Should’ve”

/ʃʊd/ /hæv/ – /ʃʊd(ə)v/

 

People get confused by /ə/ and think “should have” is actually “should of”

because the /ə/ vowel sound makes it sound like “of”.

 

Even, “should” = /ʃəd/

 

Aug 02

Learn English: ladybird or ladybug

Ladybird Ladybug JPEG

Aug 02

Learn English: “Yeah” = “Yes” (informal)

Yes = “Yeah” (informal) – /’je/

 

Jul 30

British English Spelling Challenge (video)

 

Jul 21

“Concrete Angel” acoustic cover music video with lyrics

 

 

Let me breathe you in

and breathe the words in your mouth

Inside your shivering

the silence shouts so loud

I just want to,

I just want to stay around

And whilst my heart beats

I promise I won’t let you down

 

If you’re somewhere else

it doesn’t mean that I don’t see

That you don’t trust yourself,

that’s why you don’t trust me

It makes me crazy,

when you’re crazy, you don’t speak

You think you know me,

but what you know is just skin deep

 

If you keep building these walls

Brick by brick towers so tall

Soon I won’t see you at all

Till the concrete angel falls

I knew who you were from the start

But now I don’t know who you are

Soon there’ll be nothing at all

Till the concrete angel falls

 

If I’m somewhere else

it doesn’t mean that I can’t see

That you’re not always

who that you want to be

Love is crazy, we don’t know,

so don’t speak

You think you love me,

but what you love is all you see

 

Love is crazy, if we don’t speak,

we won’t know

You can fight it,

But that won’t make me go

I just want to,

I just want to stay around

And whilst my heart beats

I promise I won’t let you down

 

If you keep building these walls

Brick by brick towers so tall

Soon I won’t see you at all

Till the concrete angel falls

I knew who you were from the start

But now I don’t know who you are

Soon there’ll be nothing at all

Till the concrete angel falls

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