Category Archive: Vocabulary

Nov 11

Learn British English Free: special vocabulary quiz (video)

Chris presents a special quiz about British or American words. Please use subtitles / captions.
For private lessons, please email cjworkman17@yahoo.com
autumn / fall
lift / elevator
soccer / football
trousers / pants
zip code / post code

Via YouTube.

Oct 22

Learn British English Free: vocabulary list 7

Please see below for the new English vocabulary list (22 October 2018):

click here

Oct 21

Learn British English Free: important phrasal verb – let someone know (video)

Chris explains how to use important phrasal verb let me / you know in British English.

It’s like ‘tell’ but softer / more polite. Please listen to Chris to know how to use it.

For commands:

Let me know.

Please let me know when you get the update.

For the future:

I’ll let you know tomorrow.

She’ll let you know next week.

With the past perfect:

They’ve let me know.

I’ve let him know.

Past simple: use ‘tell’

‘I told him yesterday.’

‘I told you so.’

Fixed expression: ‘Let me tell you something…’

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Oct 16

Learn British English Free: vocabulary list 6

English vocabulary list 6. Please click below for a quick update including enthusiasm and new additions to ‘dishonest’ and ‘picturesque':

English vocabulary list 6 (click)

Oct 14

Learn British English Free: vocabulary list 5

Chris presents version five of the list, complete with IPA phonetic transcriptions and hyperlinks to the relevant Cambridge Dictionary pages where you can listen to audio of the pronunciation. New vocabulary focusses on attractiveness and words for describing food – both positive and negative.

Please click here for the list.

Oct 14

Learn British English Free (video lesson): OED new words update Oct 2018

Chris reads the October 2018 new words blog:

Via YouTube.

Sep 23

Learn British English Free: vocabulary list 4

This is the latest version of Chris’s list, updated on 23 September 2018:

English vocabulary list (23 September 2018)

Sep 16

Learn British English Free: vocabulary list 3

Chris presents the new version of the English vocabulary list for advanced students, including definitions, pronunciation and links to the relevant Cambridge Dictionary page:

Click here

Aug 26

Learn British English Free: vocabulary list 2

The second English vocabulary list is ready for students C1 or higher. The list includes selected words and approximate synonyms, with phonetic transcriptions, word stress markings and links to many Cambridge Dictionary pages where you can hear the words pronounced.

This version features links to the British Council’s Countryside is Great worksheets and lesson plan, supplementing the vocabulary selection for beautiful scenery.

Please click here for the list: Vocabulary List 2 (26 August 2018)

Aug 23

Video lesson: Learn British English Free: ‘bitch’ – rude (subtitles / captions)

Chris explains some meanings of the word ‘bitch’.
pronunciation: ‘bitch’ or ‘beach’
a bitch (noun)
– female dog
– a complaint
– slang for an unkind or unpleasant woman (rude)
to bitch (about someone)
bitchy (adjective)

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