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Talking About Your Family in English - Spoken English Lesson
 
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In this lesson, you can learn how to talk about your family in English. Do you have a big family? What do you like doing when you spend time with your family? Talking about family can be a good way to start a conversation in English, so it’s useful if you know what to say and have some questions to ask. See the full version of this free lesson here: http://www.oxfordonlineenglish.com/talking-about-family You can learn: - How to introduce your family in a simple way. - How to talk about your immediate and your extended family. - How to talk about your brothers and sisters. - How to talk about your children. - How to talk about your relationship with your family, and what you like to do together. See more free English lessons at: https://www.oxfordonlineenglish.com.
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How to Talk About Your Free Time and Hobbies in English - Spoken English Lesson
 
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What do you like doing in your free time? Do you have any interesting hobbies? Talking about free time and hobbies is a good way to start a conversation in English, or find things in common when you speak to others in English. By the end of this lesson, you’ll be able to talk naturally and clearly in English about your free time and hobbies. See the full lesson (with text) here: https://www.oxfordonlineenglish.com/free-time-and-hobbies You can learn: - English vocabulary to talk about hobbies and free time activities. - How to say what you like or dislike doing. - How to make your speaking more natural and interesting by adding details. - Ways to talk about how often you do these free time activities. - How to make longer answers when talking about your free time in English. See more of our free English lessons here: http://www.oxfordonlineenglish.com/free-english-lessons
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Speak English Fluently - 5 Steps to Improve Your English Fluency
 
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In this lesson, you can learn how to speak more fluently in English. How long have you been studying English? Do you find sometimes that even though you study hard, you can’t speak fluently? Do you learn lots of grammar and vocabulary, but you find it difficult to make sentences when you speak. In this lesson, we’re going to talk about fluency and what you can do to change this situation and improve your English fluency. See the full version of this free English lesson here: https://www.oxfordonlineenglish.com/speak-english-fluently You can learn: - What fluency means and what different skills you need to work on to improve your English fluency. - The one most important thing you can do to for fluent English. - How to deal with pressure, nervousness and shyness when speaking English. - How to use reading aloud to improve the speed and fluency of your spoken English. - How to use songs to improve your spoken fluency in English. - A simple but effective vocabulary-learning technique that will make it easier to speak and respond fluently and naturally. SUBSCRIBE to continue improving your English! https://goo.gl/UUQW8j See more free English lessons on this page: http://www.oxfordonlineenglish.com/free-english-lessons
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IELTS Speaking Exam - How to Do Part One of the IELTS Speaking Exam
 
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In this lesson, you can learn about the IELTS speaking exam. The IELTS speaking test has three parts. In this class, you can learn in more detail about part one of the speaking exam, how to give better answers, and how to improve your score. You can see the full version of this free lesson, with the text and a quiz, here: http://www.oxfordonlineenglish.com/ielts-speaking-exam-part-one What you can learn in this lesson: - What happens in part one of the IELTS speaking exam. - How to answer the first questions which the examiner asks you. - How to speak more fluently and clearly during part one of the IELTS speaking test. - How to use vocabulary effectively. - How to improve your grammar score. You can see more of our free lessons on this page: http://www.oxfordonlineenglish.com/free-english-lessons
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PET Speaking Exam - How to Do Part One of the Cambridge PET Speaking Test
 
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In this lesson, you’ll learn about part one of the Cambridge PET speaking exam. Do you know the basic information about the PET speaking exam and how it works? Do you know how to act in the PET exam? Do you know how to impress the examiners? In this video you’ll see the answers to these questions. You can also see some advice on how to get a higher score in part one of the PET speaking test. You can see the full version of this lesson about the PET speaking exam here: http://www.oxfordonlineenglish.com/pet-speaking-exam-part-one. In this video, you can learn: - What happens in part one of the PET speaking exam. - How to answer the examiner's first questions. - How to add more information to your answers. - How to sound more natural and confident. - What to do if you don't understand something. - How to use more adjectives and verb forms. Doing these things will help you to get a better score in your Cambridge PET speaking test. You can see more of our free lessons on this page: http://www.oxfordonlineenglish.com/free-english-lessons
Views: 187151 Oxford Online English
Talking About Your Home - How to Describe Your Home in English - Spoken English Lesson
 
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Where do you live? What’s your home like? What about your neighbourhood? Talking about your home is a common conversation topic in English, so it’s good to have some things to say. By the end of this lesson, you’ll be able to talk naturally and clearly in English about your home and where you live. See the full free lesson (with text) here: http://www.oxfordonlineenglish.com/talking-about-home You can learn: - English vocabulary to talk about different types of home. - How to say what you like or dislike about your home. - How to make your speaking more natural and interesting by adding details. - How to make longer answers when talking about your home in English. See more of our free English lessons here: http://www.oxfordonlineenglish.com/free-english-lessons
Views: 632123 Oxford Online English
IELTS Reading Exam - Answer Matching Headings Questions
 
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Learn how to answer matching headings questions in the IELTS reading exam. See tips you can use in matching headings questions for your IELTS reading test. See the full version of this free English lesson on our website: https://www.oxfordonlineenglish.com/ielts-reading-matching-headings Are you taking the IELTS examination? What do you know about the IELTS reading exam? Are you having problems with any of the question types? In this lesson, you are going to learn how to complete matching headings questions in the IELTS reading exam. You'll see simple, effective techniques which you can use to answer matching headings questions in your IELTS reading test. You can learn: - Basic tips for the matching headings task in the IELTS reading exam. - How to find synonyms and connections between the headings and the IELTS reading text. - Time-saving tips to help you finish the matching headings section faster! - Simple tricks to check that you've found the right answer. You can see more free English lessons on this page: https://www.oxfordonlineenglish.com/free-english-lessons
Views: 242113 Oxford Online English
English Pronunciation - Syllables and Word Stress
 
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See the full lesson here: http://www.oxfordonlineenglish.com/syllables-and-stress-pronunciation-video-lesson The full lesson includes the text and exercises to help you practise what you've studied in this video. Points covered in this video lesson: - What syllables are, and how to count the syllables of a word - Introduction to word stress - How to pronounce word stress in English - How to hear the word stress when listening in English - Rules for finding the stress of a word in English
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FCE Speaking Exam Part One - Cambridge FCE Speaking Test Advice
 
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In this lesson, you can learn about how to do the Cambridge FCE speaking exam, part 1. Even if you have a good level of English, the FCE speaking test can be challenging. In this lesson, you can see what to expect in part one of the speaking test and how to improve your score. You can see the full version of this free English lesson here: https://www.oxfordonlineenglish.com/fce-speaking-exam-part-one. In this lesson, you will learn: - What to expect in part one of the FCE speaking exam. - How to improve your score in the FCE speaking test. - How to appear more confident. You’ll see what kind of questions you’ll be asked, how you can answer them well, and also some useful advice on how to feel more confident during your exam. You will also see sample FCE speaking questions and answers, so you can see the advice in action! See more of our free English lessons on this page: https://www.oxfordonlineenglish.com/free-english-lessons
Views: 230496 Oxford Online English
How to Order Coffee in English - Spoken English Lesson
 
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You can see the full version of this free English lesson here: http://www.oxfordonlineenglish.com/lets-go-for-coffee-video-lesson In this lesson, you're going to learn some important words and phrases so that you can order your next cup of coffee in English. Do you often go for coffee? Do you know how to order different types of coffee in English? You’ll learn how in this lesson. You will learn: - English vocabulary to talk about different types of coffee. - How to place your order in a coffee shop in clear, natural English. - Useful phrases you can use when ordering coffee in English. See more free English lessons on this page: http://www.oxfordonlineenglish.com/free-english-lessons
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PET Speaking Exam - How to Do Part Three of the Cambridge PET Speaking Test
 
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In this lesson, you’ll learn about part three of the Cambridge PET speaking exam. You’ll see how to do part three of the Cambridge PET speaking test, how to do well and how to impress the examiners. You can see the full version of this lesson about the PET speaking exam here: http://www.oxfordonlineenglish.com/pet-speaking-exam-part-three-advice In this video, you can learn: - What happens in part three of the PET speaking exam. - How to start your answer. - How to use prepositions of place to describe the picture you are given. - How to use adjectives to make your answer more descriptive and interesting. - How to give your opinion on what you see in your picture. - How to finish your answer. Doing these things will help you to get a better score in your Cambridge PET speaking test. You can see more of our free lessons on this page: http://www.oxfordonlineenglish.com/free-english-lessons
Views: 87755 Oxford Online English
Talking About the Weather in English - Spoken English Lesson
 
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In this class, you’ll learn how to talk about the weather in English. Talking about the weather in English can help with your conversation skills. We will teach you phrases, idioms, and vocabulary to describe weather in English. Do you know what it means if someone says 'it’s chucking it down today?' If someone says 'it’s baking today', do you know what they are talking about? British people are famous for talking about the weather. Do you know why? It’s because in the UK we have a lot of weather. You never know what the weather will be like. You can have all four seasons in one day. We are going to look at a typical British day, so the weather is going to be very changeable. This means that weather can change quickly and unpredictably. It can be sunny, and then 30 minutes later, it will start snowing. See the full version of this free lesson here: https://oxfordonlineenglish.com/talking-about-weather In this lesson, you can learn: - Useful English vocabulary and phrases to talk about different types of weather. - How to use idioms and other native-English phrases to describe different kinds of weather. - How to use the new words and phrases in full, clear English sentences. You can find more of our free English lessons here: https://oxfordonlineenglish.com/free-english-lessons
Views: 271500 Oxford Online English
Clothes Shopping in English - Spoken English Lesson
 
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Learn useful words and phrases for going shopping and buying clothes in English. You can see the full lesson (which includes the full text and a quiz to help you practice) here: http://www.oxfordonlineenglish.com/shopping-clothes-english Have you ever bought clothes in English before? In this lesson, you can learn what to ask for and what to say to the shop assistant. We'll also show you a sample dialogue so you can see the language in action. Next time you go to an English-speaking country and want to buy clothes in English, you'll know exactly what to say! This lesson will help you: - Ask for something in a store. - Talk about and ask questions about different colors and sizes of clothes. - Learn about discussing prices of clothes at a store. - Understand how to pay for clothes in a store. See more of our free English lessons on this page: http://www.oxfordonlineenglish.com/free-english-lessons
Views: 176883 Oxford Online English
How to Feel Less Shy Speaking English - Improve English Speaking Confidence Now!
 
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Do you feel nervous or shy when you speak to others in English? Is it worse when you speak to native speakers? Does this stop you using and practising your English? Yes, yes, and yes? This video will hopefully help you. See the full lesson and read the script on this page: https://www.oxfordonlineenglish.com/feel-less-shy-speaking-english Shyness and nervousness are natural, but they also make it more difficult to speak. If you feel shy, you might not think of things to say, or you might not remember to use grammar or vocabulary correctly. To deal with feelings of shyness and nervousness when speaking English, you need to: 1. Remember that just speaking to someone and having a conversation isn't a big deal--people do it every day. 2. Remember that you aren't really taking a risk by starting a conversation in English. 3. Wear a mask: act confident, even if you don't feel it. 4. Don't think too much about your grammar and vocabulary if you're just trying to chat with someone. 5. Realise that although you can't help feeling nervous or shy, you can choose how you respond to these feelings. For more free English lessons like this, visit: https://oxfordonlineenglish.com/.
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Spoken English - How To Remember Vocabulary
 
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A free English lesson from Oxford Online English. You can see the full lesson (with text and exercises) here: http://www.oxfordonlineenglish.com/video-lesson-remember-vocabulary Learning vocabulary is one of the biggest tasks for language learners - how easy do you find it? Do you learn new words and forget them a short time later? Learning effective study techniques can make it much easier to learn and remember new vocabulary. In this lesson, we'll look at some simple things anyone can do to make vocabulary learning easier and more effective. Want to keep up to date with our free lessons? Follow us on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/oxfordonlineenglish
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English Grammar - Using The Present Perfect ('Have Done')
 
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A free English lesson from Oxford Online English. You can see the full lesson (with text and exercises) here: http://www.oxfordonlineenglish.com/video-lesson-using-present-perfect Look at these sentences: - I've been to Italy - He's eaten four pieces of cake already this morning - They haven't arrived yet These sentences all use the present perfect tense. But, what is the present perfect, what does it mean, and how should you use it? How is it different from the past simple? This lesson will introduce this topic and answer these questions.
Views: 159237 Oxford Online English
5 Steps to Improve Your English Listening - How to Improve Your English Listening (Today)
 
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A free English lesson on English listening, and how you can improve your English listening skills. You’ll see simple, effective tips that anyone can use to improve their English listening skills. We’ll also give you a practical, easy-to-follow study plan to help you improve your English listening fast. See the full version here: https://www.oxfordonlineenglish.com/improve-english-listening This lesson will help you: - Learn how to relax when listening to English speakers. - Understand why translating from English into your language is a bad idea. - Learn ways to use the context to better listen to and understand English. - Think about different situations in which you will listen to English and try to understand. - Make a study plan for the best ways to improve your English listening. You can see more great FREE lessons like this one on our website: https://www.oxfordonlineenglish.com/
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CAE Speaking Exam - How to Do Parts 1+2 of the CAE Speaking Test
 
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See the full version of this CAE speaking test preparation lesson here: http://www.oxfordonlineenglish.com/cae-speaking-test-part-1-2-advice-video-lesson In this lesson, you can learn how to improve your score in Parts 1 and 2 of the CAE speaking exam. You can learn about parts 1 and 2 of the CAE speaking test, and you'll see some things you can do to perform better and get a higher CAE speaking score. You can learn: - How to develop your ideas in part one of the CAE speaking exam. - How to prepare for part one so that you can use a better range of English vocabulary. - How to compare and speculate in part two of the CAE speaking test. - How to manage your time so that you use your speaking time effectively. - What to do if you don't know what to say! You can see more of our free English lessons on our site: http://www.oxfordonlineenglish.com/free-english-lessons
Views: 80788 Oxford Online English
FCE Speaking Exam Part Two - Cambridge FCE Speaking Test Advice
 
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In this lesson, you can see what to expect in part two of the FCE speaking exam and how to improve your score. You’ll see how the questions are structured, and you can learn useful phrases that will help you to compare photos and speculate on what could be happening. We’ll also look at sample questions and answers. In part two of the FCE speaking test you’ll be given two photographs. You have to compare the two photos and answer a question about them. You’ll have about one minute for this. Your partner will then be asked a short question related to your photographs. You can see the full version of this free English lesson here: http://www.oxfordonlineenglish.com/fce-speaking-exam-part-two. During part two of the FCE speaking exam, you need to: - Compare the two photographs - Speculate about what you think is happening - Develop your ideas into longer, coherent answers You'll see how to do all these things in this free English video lesson. See more of our free English lessons on this page: http://www.oxfordonlineenglish.com/free-english-lessons
Views: 124971 Oxford Online English
5 Tips to Get Band 7 in the IELTS Writing Exam - IELTS Writing Lesson
 
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Do you need band seven in the IELTS writing exam? Are you maybe stuck at band six or 6.5? If you’ve taken the IELTS exam many times, and you can’t seem to get higher than six in the IELTS writing exam, this video is for you. See the full version of this free English lesson on our website: https://www.oxfordonlineenglish.com/get-band-7-ielts-writing-exam This lesson will help you: - Understand the IELTS exam and how the IELTS writing is scored. - Learn how to get an IELTS writing score of 7.0 for task achievement. - Find the best way to answer part one in the IELTS writing exam. - Learn how to properly answer part two in the IELTS writing exam. - Understand how to get IELTS Band 7.0 for coherence and cohesion of your writing. - Find different ways to get IELTS Band 7.0 for vocabulary in your writing. - Understand how to use grammar at the IELTS Band 7.0 level. You can see more free English lessons on this page: https://www.oxfordonlineenglish.com/free-english-lessons Here are useful links to the resources mentioned in the lesson: https://takeielts.britishcouncil.org/sites/default/files/IELTS_task_1_Writing_band_descriptors.pdf https://takeielts.britishcouncil.org/sites/default/files/IELTS_task_2_Writing_band_descriptors.pdf https://quizlet.com/ https://apps.ankiweb.net/
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How to Describe a Picture in English - Describe an Image - Spoken English Lesson
 
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In this lesson, you can learn how to describe a picture in English. Describing a picture is useful in many English exams; you need to describe images in English for exams like FCE, TOEIC or PTE. It’s also a good way to practise your general English skills. Take an interesting picture, and try to describe it in English. You can practise your speaking and learn some new English vocabulary! In this lesson, you can learn how to describe a picture in English in clear, detailed language. We’ll show you how to build an answer step-by-step. See the full version of this lesson on our website: https://www.oxfordonlineenglish.com/describe-pictures. This lesson will help you: - Learn how to make a summary of what you see. - Use more detail when you describe a picture in English. - Understand how to explain where things are in the picture. - Learn how to speculate, or make assumptions, when describing a picture. - Make guesses about the context of a picture. - Create longer answers when you describe a picture in English. See more free lessons like this on our website: https://www.oxfordonlineenglish.com/.
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PET Speaking Exam - How to Do Part Two of the Cambridge PET Speaking Test
 
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In this lesson, you’ll learn about part two of the Cambridge PET speaking exam. You’ll see how to do part two of the Cambridge PET speaking test, how to do well and how to impress the examiners. You can see the full version of this lesson about the PET speaking exam here: http://www.oxfordonlineenglish.com/pet-speaking-exam-part-two In this video, you can learn: - What happens in part two of the PET speaking exam. - How to start your answer. - How to ask more questions to your partner. - How to link your ideas together when you speak. - How to react to your partner's ideas and communicate more naturally with your partner. - How to finish your answer. Doing these things will help you to get a better score in your Cambridge PET speaking test. You can see more of our free lessons on this page: http://www.oxfordonlineenglish.com/free-english-lessons
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How to Use Can, Could and Be Able To - English Modal Verbs for Ability
 
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In this lesson, you can learn how to use can and could English modal verbs to talk about ability. You will also learn about the verbs be able to and managed to to talk about ability. These verbs are not modal verbs, but we cannot use the modal verbs can or could in every situation to talk about ability, so sometimes we need to use a different verb. See the full version of this lesson here: https://www.oxfordonlineenglish.com/modal-verbs-can-could-be-able-to In this video, you will see: 1) How to use can to talk about abilities in the present or future 2) How to use could to talk about abilities in the past 3) When you need to use the verbs be able to or managed to 4) The difference between can or could, and be able to 5) The two different meanings of could Can and could are used to talk about abilities in the past, present or future. Sometimes, there isn't a form of can, and we need to use the verb be able to. For example, can doesn't have a present perfect form, so if you want to use can in the present perfect, you need to use be able to. In other forms, can or could and be able to generally have the same meaning. However, if you are talking about abilities in the past, could and be able to are sometimes different. We use could to talk about general abilities in the past, while if you want to talk about a specific ability at a specific time, you need to use be able to. The full lesson includes a text and a quiz, so that you can practise what you have learned. See more of our free English lessons on this page: http://www.oxfordonlineenglish.com/free-english-lessons
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IELTS Reading Exam - True/False/Not Given and Yes/No/Not Given Questions
 
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Learn how to answer IELTS reading true/false/not given and yes/no/not given questions for your IELTS reading exam. See the full version of this free English IELTS preparation lesson here: https://oxfordonlineenglish.com/ielts-reading-exam-tfng-ynng-questions During the IELTS reading test, you will have to answer T/F/NG and Y/N/NG questions. But what is the difference between these two types of question? True/false/not given questions ask you about facts. Yes/no/not given questions can include facts or the writer’s opinion. However, you can think about these two kinds of question in exactly the same way. In this lesson, you can learn some techniques you can use to answer true/false/not given and yes/no/not given questions in your IELTS reading exam. Points covered in this IELTS reading lesson: - How to find the relevant section of the text. - How to find key ideas in the text and ask questions which will help you to answer T/F/NG and Y/N/NG questions. - How to answer IELTS reading true/false/not given questions, with examples. - How to complete IELTS yes/no/not given questions, with examples. - Other useful tips for your IELTS reading exam. See more of our free English lessons here: https://oxfordonlineenglish.com/free-english-lessons
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IELTS Speaking Exam Cue Card - How to Do Part Two of the IELTS Speaking Test
 
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The IELTS speaking test has three parts. In this class, you can learn in more detail about part two of the speaking exam, and how to improve your score. You'll learn how to use your preparation time, how to organize your answer, how to make your answer more detailed, and more points which will help you to get a higher score in part two of your IELTS speaking exam. See the full version of this IELTS speaking exam preparation lesson here: http://www.oxfordonlineenglish.com/ielts-speaking-exam-part-two. In this lesson, you can learn: - How to use your preparation time during part two of the IELTS speaking test. - How to organise your answer. - How to add details to your answers and use a wider range of language. - How to manage your speaking time during part two of the IELTS speaking exam. - Common problems IELTS candidates have during part two of the speaking exam, and how to deal with them. You can see more of our free English lessons on our site: http://www.oxfordonlineenglish.com/free-english-lessons
Views: 179303 Oxford Online English
Talking About Your Job in English - Spoken English Lesson
 
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In this lesson, you can learn how to talk about your job in English. Where do you work? What do you have to do in your job? What kind of company do you work for? In this class, you can learn how to answer questions like this about your job in clear, detailed English. See the full version of this free English lesson here: http://www.oxfordonlineenglish.com/talking-about-job This lesson will help you: - Learn how to describe your job position in English. - Talk about the department you work in. - Learn how to say where you work. - Describe your job in more detail by talking about the company you work for. - Talk about your job in more detail. - Explain your job responsibilities and what you do at work. - Learn useful English phrases to say what you like or don't like about your job. - Put more details into your answer so you can make a longer answer about your job in English. - Prepare for an interview or exam where you have to talk about your job in English. See more of our free English lessons here: http://www.oxfordonlineenglish.com/free-english-lessons
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Adjective Order - English Grammar Lesson
 
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Learn about adjective order in English with this lesson. When you use several adjectives with a noun in English, the adjectives have to go in a specific order. For example, we say "strong black Italian coffee," but you can't say "strong Italian black coffee" or "Italian black strong coffee." Why not? Because of the adjective order rules. You can see the full lesson (which includes the text and a quiz to help you practice) here: http://www.oxfordonlineenglish.com/adjective-order-in-english The basic rules for adjective order are: - Opinions go before facts - General ideas go before specific ideas There's also a more complicated rule, which you'll see in the video. You can learn more about these adjective order rules and how to use them in the video lesson. See more of our free English lessons on this page: http://www.oxfordonlineenglish.com/free-english-lessons
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Hotel English - Using Travel English at Hotels
 
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In this hotel English lesson, you can learn how to use English in common hotel situations. It could also help you if you work in a hotel! Do you travel abroad, for work or for pleasure? If so, do you normally stay in hotels? Are you comfortable using English to reserve a room, check in or out, and deal with any problems you have during your stay? In this class, you'll learn how use travel English for hotels in clear, natural English. See the full version of this lesson with text on our website: https://www.oxfordonlineenglish.com/hotel-english This lesson will help you learn: - How to make a reservation for a hotel in English - Phrases to use when you check into a hotel in English - Ways to ask about hotel facilities - How to make complaints if you're not satisfied with the hotel - Ways to respond to complaints if a customer is not satisfied with the hotel - Different phrases to use when checking out of a hotel in English. See more free lessons like this on our website: https://www.oxfordonlineenglish.com/
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Talking on the Phone in English - English Phone Vocabulary Lesson
 
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In this lesson, you can learn how to deal with common situations and problems when you’re talking on the phone in English. What do you usually say on the phone in English? Let us know in the comments. You’ll see four dialogues, and then we’ll explain the vocabulary and phrases that we use. This way, you’ll learn everything you need to make phone calls in English! See the full version of this lesson on the website: https://www.oxfordonlineenglish.com/talking-on-phone-english. This lesson can help you: - Learn how to make informal phone calls. - Understand vocabulary to make formal phone calls. - See what common problems on the phone are in English and learn useful phrases to deal with them. - Learn how to leave a message on the phone in English. See more free English lessons on our website: https://www.oxfordonlineenglish.com/.
Views: 63413 Oxford Online English
How To Pronounce '-ED' Verb Endings - English Pronunciation Lesson
 
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See the full lesson, which includes the text and a quiz, here: http://www.oxfordonlineenglish.com/video-pronounce-past-verbs In this lesson, you can learn more about the pronunciation of past verbs and '-ed' endings. Past simple verbs often end in '-ed', but this ending is not pronounced in the same way every time. For example, in the verbs: - planned - asked - decided The '-ed' ending is pronounced differently in each case. - planned — the -ed ending is pronounced with a /d/ sound, like the 'd' in 'dog' - asked — the -ed ending is pronounced with a /t/ sound, like the 't' in 'time' - decided — the -ed ending is pronounced with an /ɪd/ sound, like the 'id' in 'did' The pronunciation of the '-ed' ending depends on the sound before it. If the sound before the '-ed' ending is a VOICED consonant sound, like /b/, /v/ or /m/, the '-ed' ending is pronounced with a /d/ sound. For example, in 'planned', the sound before the '-ed' ending is /n/, which is a voiced consonant sound. That's why the '-ed' ending in 'planned' is pronounced with a /d/ sound. If the sound before the '-ed' ending is an UNVOICED consonant sound, like /p/, /k/ or /s/, then the '-ed' ending is pronounced with a /t/ sound. For example, in 'asked', the sound before the '-ed' ending is /k/, which is an unvoiced consonant sound. That's why the '-ed' ending in 'asked' is pronounced with a /t/ sound. If you're not sure about the difference between voiced and unvoiced sounds, you can learn more in the video. It's not so easy to explain in writing! For reference, here's a list of voiced and unvoiced consonant sounds: Voiced consonants: /b/ /d*/ /g/ /ð/ /v/ /l/ /r/ /z/ /dʒ/ /ʒ/ /m/ /n/ /ŋ/ Unvoiced consonants: /p/ /t*/ /k/ /s/ /ʃ/ /tʃ/ /θ/ /f/ Finally, if the sound before the '-ed' ending is /d/ or /t/, the '-ed' ending is pronounced /ɪd/. This is the easiest rule to remember. You can find more of our free English lessons on our website here: http://www.oxfordonlineenglish.com/free-english-lessons
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How To Use Commas - English Writing Lesson
 
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Learn how to use commas correctly in this English lesson. You can see the full lesson (which includes the text and a quiz) here: http://www.oxfordonlineenglish.com/video-lesson-how-to-use-commas Commas are difficult to use correctly in English - why is this? It's because commas do different jobs in the sentence. These different types of comma follow different rules. So, to use commas correctly in English, you need to understand the different types of comma and what they do. 1. The listing comma The listing comma is used to separate items on a list. For example: - "We need two cucumbers, four tomatoes, some onions and a lettuce." - "We spent our time relaxing on the beach, swimming in the sea and drinking coffee in the seaside cafés." You can see that we use a comma between every item on the list, except for the last two; there isn't a comma before 'and'. In American English, there could also be a comma before 'and'. 2. The joining comma The joining comma is used to link two complete sentences, together with a linking word. For example: - "We were tired, and we really didn't feel like going anywhere." - "He seemed nice, but he just wasn't my type." We often use the joining comma with linking words such as 'but', 'and', 'or', 'although' and others. You can't use a joining comma with all linking words. For example, 'however' cannot be used with a comma. 3. The bracketing comma The bracketing comma is used to add extra information to a sentence. For example: - "This book, first published in 1956, is still useful for students today." — We add the extra phrase 'first published in 1956' between a pair of commas. - "One of my colleagues, who used to be a semi-professional footballer, invited me to play in their 5-a-side team this weekend." — We add the extra information 'who used to be a semi-professional footballer' in between a pair of commas. You'll learn more about how to use these different types of comma in the video lesson. You can also learn about common mistakes which English learners make with commas, so that you can avoid them.
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FCE Speaking Exam Part Three - Cambridge FCE Speaking Test Advice
 
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Learn about part three of the Cambridge FCE speaking exam and how to improve your score in this lesson. See the full lesson (which includes the text and a quiz to check your understanding) here: http://www.oxfordonlineenglish.com/fce-speaking-exam-part-three In part three of the FCE speaking test, you'll be given a question to discuss with your partner. Unlike parts 1 and two, where you talk to the examiner, in part three you talk to the other candidate(s). This is difficult for many FCE candidates, so in this video we focus on how you can interact and communicate with your partner during part three of the FCE speaking exam. You can learn: - What the examiners are looking for. - Tips for starting and maintaining a good conversation with your partner. - How to improve your score, particularly your interactive communication mark. - How to deal with difficult partners. You can find more of our free English lessons here: http://www.oxfordonlineenglish.com/free-english-lessons
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English Job Interview Tips and Tricks - How to Answer Job Interview Questions in English
 
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In this lesson, you can learn how to answer job interview questions in English. Have you ever had a job interview in English? If English is not your first language, answering job interview questions in English can add stress to the experience. However, there are some simple, effective tips you can use to give better answers to job interview questions in clear, natural English. You’ll learn about these tips and tricks during this lesson! You can see the full lesson here: https://www.oxfordonlineenglish.com/english-job-interview This lesson will help you: - Learn about the most common job interview questions in English. - Make good, clear, concise answers to job interview questions in English. - Compare sample answers to recognize the best answers to the job interview questions. - Understand what using signposting is and how to use it in your English job interview. - Understand how to add structure to your job interview answers. - Impress your interviewer by mirroring key words from questions they ask you in the job interview. - Feel more confident speaking English in your job interview. More free English video lessons here: https://www.oxfordonlineenglish.com/
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Speak English Fluently - How to Use Fillers to Make Your English More Fluent
 
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See the full version of this free English lesson here: http://www.oxfordonlineenglish.com/filler-phrases-video-lesson Learn how to use fillers in English in this lesson. What are fillers? Basically, fillers are things that you can, you know, add to a, um, sentence when you need a bit of extra time to, er, think. In this video, you can learn: - What words and sounds are used as fillers in English. - How to use different fillers in a sentence. - Why you should use fillers. - How to sound more natural when you speak English by using fillers correctly. See more of our free English lessons here: http://www.oxfordonlineenglish.com/free-english-lessons
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How to Use Should in English - English Modal Verbs
 
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See the full version of this free lesson here: http://www.oxfordonlineenglish.com/video-lesson-using-should The full version includes the script and exercises to help you understand this topic fully. Do you know how to use should in English? Like most modal verbs, should has many different meanings and can be used in many different ways. In this lesson, you can learn how to use should correctly and naturally in different situations. You can learn: - The basic meaning of 'should.' - How to make sentences with 'should'. - How to use 'should' to give advice in English. - How to express your opinions with 'should'. - How to use 'should' in the past. - How to use 'should' to talk about probability. See more free English lessons here: www.oxfordonlineenglish.com/free-english-lessons
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PET Speaking - How to Do the Cambridge PET Speaking Exam Part Four
 
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In this lesson, you can learn about the Cambridge PET speaking exam, part four. Hopefully, you’ve already watched previous video lessons in this series, so you know what to expect. In this lesson, you’ll learn what will happen in part four of the PET speaking test and how to improve your score. You’ll see how to do part four of the speaking test, how to do well and how to impress the examiners. You can see the full version of this lesson about the PET speaking exam here: http://www.oxfordonlineenglish.com/pet-speaking-exam-part-four-advice In this video, you can learn: - What happens in part four of the PET speaking exam. - How to start your answer. - How to listen and respond to your partner's ideas. - How to keep the conversation moving forward. - How to make your answers more interesting. Doing these things will help you to get a better score in your Cambridge PET speaking test. You can see more of our free lessons on this page: http://www.oxfordonlineenglish.com/free-english-lessons
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Talking About Your Hometown - Spoken English Lesson
 
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Where do you live? Do you live in a small town, a big city, or a remote village? What’s it like? In this lesson, you can learn how to describe your hometown in English. Describing your hometown is useful for your conversational English, and could also help you in exams such as the IELTS speaking exam or the FCE speaking exam. See the full version of this free English video lesson here: http://www.oxfordonlineenglish.com/talking-about-hometown You can learn: - How to introduce where you live. - How to describe your hometown in detail. - How to say what you like or dislike about your hometown. - How to talk about the ways your hometown has changed. - How to build a longer, detailed, interesting answer to describe your hometown in English! See more free Oxford Online English lessons here: www.oxfordonlineenglish.com/free-english-lessons
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How To Read Dates In English - Spoken English Lesson
 
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See the full lesson (with a text and exercises) here: http://www.oxfordonlineenglish.com/video-reading-dates When is your birthday? This is a simple question, but many English learners cannot answer without making a mistake. In this lesson, you can learn how to read dates, months and years correctly in English. In this video, you can learn: - The different ways to read dates - When and where to use the word 'the' in dates - The rules for pronouncing years - How to shorten dates Let's start with an example date: November 14th How can you say it? There are two common possibilities: - "November the fourteenth" - "The fourteenth of November" Both are correct, and it doesn't matter which you use. The most important point is that the words the and of are almost never written. If you see September 30th written, you need to add the words the and/or of when you read the date: - "September the thirtieth" - "The thirtieth of September" What about years? How would you say these years? - 1902 - 1980 - 2001 - 1902—"nineteen oh two" - 1980—"nineteen eighty" - 2001—"two thousand and one" How you read a year depends on whether you are talking about a year before or after 2000—we use different rules for different years. Find the details in the video! You can also shorten dates, for example: - 1981—eighty-one - "My brother was born in eighty-one" - 2001—oh-one - "I graduated in oh-one" You can also find more of our free English lessons on this page: http://www.oxfordonlineenglish.com/free-english-lessons
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IELTS Speaking Exam - How to Do Part Three of the IELTS Speaking Test
 
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The IELTS speaking exam has three parts. In this lesson, you can learn how to do part three of the IELTS speaking exam, and how to improve your score. You can learn how to make your answers better by adding details and supporting ideas, how to deal with difficult IELTS speaking test questions, and how to interact with the examiner in part three of the IELTS speaking test. See the full version of this free English lesson here: http://www.oxfordonlineenglish.com/ielts-speaking-exam-part-three You can learn: - How to extend your answers by adding reasons and examples. - What to do if you can't think of examples to develop your answer. - A simple trick to help you talk more and make any IELTS answer stronger. - How to use filler phrases if you don't know what to say. - What to do if you get a question you really can't answer. You can see more of our free English lessons here: http://www.oxfordonlineenglish.com/free-english-lessons
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How to Use Would in English - English Modal Verbs
 
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Learn about the modal verb 'would', the different meanings of 'would', and how to use 'would' in English in this free English lesson. Would you like to learn more about 'would' and what it means? If I asked you to tell me all the meanings and uses of 'would' right now, 'would' you be able to? Like all modal verbs, 'would' can have many different meanings. See the full version of this free English lesson here: https://www.oxfordonlineenglish.com/would-modal-verbs In this lesson you can learn: - How to use 'would' to talk about an imaginary or unreal situation. - How make polite requests using 'would'. - Different ways to use would in reported speech. - How to use 'would' to mean 'refused to do something'. - Ways to talk about habits in the past using 'would'. See more free English lessons from Oxford Online English here: https://www.oxfordonlineenglish.com/
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FCE Speaking Exam - How to Do Part Four of the Cambridge FCE Speaking Test
 
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Learn about part four of the Cambridge FCE speaking exam and how to improve your score in this lesson. See the full lesson (which includes the text and a quiz to check your understanding) here: http://www.oxfordonlineenglish.com/fce-speaking-exam-part-four-advice-video-lesson In part three of the FCE speaking test, you'll be asked open questions which you discuss with your partner. Like part three of the FCE speaking test, you need to communicate mostly with your partner, not with the examiner. This is difficult for many FCE candidates, so in this video we focus on how you can interact and communicate with your partner during part three of the FCE speaking exam. You can learn: - What kind of questions you'll be asked in part four. - Tips for interacting with your partner. - How to answer open questions and develop better answers that will give you a higher score. We'll also review the key points from the other videos in this series, so that you can feel confident for your FCE speaking exam. You can find more of our free English lessons here: http://www.oxfordonlineenglish.com/free-english-lessons
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How to Link Words - Speak English Fluently - Pronunciation Lesson
 
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In this lesson, you can see some common examples of linking in English pronunciation. You can also see how learning about linking can help your English listening and improve your spoken English. Was this lesson useful? What do you know about linking words? Let us know in the comments below! Do you sometimes find it difficult to understand spoken English? Understanding spoken English (especially native English) can be difficult because we don’t pronounce each word separately. In English, we link words together, so two or more words can sound like one word. See the full version of this free lesson here: https://oxfordonlineenglish.com/linking-pronunciation Look at a sentence: "Do you remember that time when Anna and Amy fell in the swimming pool?" Try reading the sentence. Can you pronounce the sentence in one sound, without any pauses? When native speakers talk, they don’t pause between words. They pronounce whole phrases and even sentences as one continuous sound. If you want to speak English more fluently and sound more natural, you should try to do this too. But how? There are many pronunciation points you need to study, but today we’re going to look at just one very important point: linking. Linking is how you connect words when you speak, so that two words are pronounced together. Here we can see two different types of link. You’ll learn about these ways to link words, and more, in this lesson. You can learn: - How to link consonant sounds. - How to link consonants to vowels. - How to link two vowel sounds. - How to link words to speak more fluently in English. - Why linking is important for your English speaking. You can see more free English lessons on this page: https://oxfordonlineenglish.com/free-english-lessons
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CAE Speaking Exam Advice - Preparing for the CAE Speaking Test
 
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See the full version of this CAE speaking exam preparation lesson here: http://www.oxfordonlineenglish.com/cae-speaking-exam-tips-video-lesson In this lesson, we’re going to give you some simple but important advice for improving your score in the CAE speaking test. Practice and preparation are important, but imagine it’s the day of your CAE speaking exam. What should you do to improve your score? Here are six essential tips. You can get some simple, effective advice on: - How to warm up for the CAE speaking exam. - How to interact with the other candidate during your CAE speaking test. - How to manage your time. - How to communicate clearly and give more interesting answers. See more of our free English lessons on our site: http://www.oxfordonlineenglish.com/free-english-lessons
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How to Talk About Food - Adjectives to Describe Food in English - Spoken English Lesson
 
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In this lesson, you can learn about how to talk about food and cooking in English. What kind of food do you like or dislike? Do you like cooking, trying new recipes, or eating out? In this lesson, you can learn how to describe food in detail in English. See the full version of this free English lesson here: http://www.oxfordonlineenglish.com/talk-about-food In this lesson, you can learn: - How to describe different types of restaurant and places to eat. - Ways to describe tastes and textures of food in English. - How to talk about food you like or dislike. - How to describe different ways of cooking, and say whether some food was cooked well or badly. See more of our free English lessons on this page: www.oxfordonlineenglish.com/free-english-lessons
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Modal Verbs - How to Use Must, Have to and Should - English Grammar Lesson
 
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In this lesson, you can learn about the modal verbs must, have to and should. Do you know the difference between 'must', 'have to' and 'should'? English learners often mix up these three verbs. In this lesson, you can learn how to use must, have to and should correctly in English. You can see the full lesson here: https://www.oxfordonlineenglish.com/must-have-to-should. This lesson will help you: - Learn about the differences between 'must' and 'have to'. - Understand how to use 'must' and 'have to' correctly to talk about obligations. - Learn the differences between 'mustn't' and 'don't have to'. - With the differences between 'must' and 'should'. - Understand how to use these modal verbs to discuss obligations, give advice, explain something is forbidden, say something is not necessary, and give your opinion in English. See more free English video lessons like this on our website: https://www.oxfordonlineenglish.com/.
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Attending a Meeting in English - Useful English Phrases for Meetings - Business English
 
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Imagine that you have a business meeting to attend tomorrow. If the meeting is in English, will you be ready? This lesson will help you learn useful phrases to introduce yourself, respond to suggestions and ideas, and ask questions in an English meeting. See the full version of this free English lesson here: https://www.oxfordonlineenglish.com/english-meetings This lesson will help you learn: - Formal and informal ways to introduce yourself in a business meeting. - Ways to make suggestions in an English business meeting. - Phrases to accept suggestions in an English business meeting. - How to reject other suggestions in an English business meeting. - Phrases to politely ask questions in a meeting. - How to make a promise during a business meeting. - How to make an offer during a business meeting. See more of our free English lessons here: https://www.oxfordonlineenglish.com/
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How to Use To Be in English - Using Be in English Grammar Lesson
 
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To be: In this English grammar lesson you can learn about the most important verb. You'll see how to use to be in English. You’ll learn how to use be in simple sentences and questions. You can learn how to make negatives and short forms with the verb 'be'. You can see the full version of this free English lesson here: http://www.oxfordonlineenglish.com/use-verb-to-be Topics included in this lesson: - Forms of the verb 'to be' in English - Making simple sentences with 'be' - Making negatives with 'be' - Short forms (contractions) of 'be' - Simple questions using 'be' See more free English lessons on our website: https://www.oxfordonlineenglish.com/.
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How to Understand Native English Speakers - Improve English Listening
 
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In this lesson, you can learn about how to understand native speakers. Even after studying for several years, some English learners find it difficult to understand native English speakers. In this lesson, you can see some simple things you can do which will make it easier to understand natural English. Remember to tell us which situations you find it most difficult to understand native speakers! You can tell us in the comments! See the full version of this lesson here: https://www.oxfordonlineenglish.com/understand-native-speakers. The lesson will help you learn: - How to use contractions to sound more natural in English. - How to use weak forms to improve your listening and speaking in English. - How to shorten questions to make your English sound more natural. - How to use the context to improve your English listening and understand native speakers better. See more free lessons like this on our website: http://oxfordonlineenglish.com/.
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FCE Listening Exam Tips and Advice
 
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In this lesson, you can learn about how to do the Cambridge FCE listening exam. We will give you useful FCE listening exam tips and advice you can use. Do you have any to add? Post them in the comments! In this lesson, you can see what to expect in the listening test and how to improve your FCE listening score. We'll also look at some problem areas and what you can do to make them easier. See the full version of this lesson on our website: https://www.oxfordonlineenglish.com/fce-listening-tips . This lesson will help you: - Learn what to expect in each part of the FCE listening exam. - Understand how you can best prepare for the FCE listening exam with methods you can use at home. - Learn what to expect in the FCE listening test and what you can do in each part. - Get an idea of common challenges and mistakes many people face when taking the FCE listening test. - Avoid making those common mistakes! To see more free English lessons like this, visit our website: https://www.oxfordonlineenglish.com/.
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Use Auxiliary Verbs For Emphasis - English Grammar Lesson
 
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In this lesson, you can learn how to use auxiliary verbs for emphasis. Look at two sentences: "I like chocolate"; "I do like chocolate." Do you know the difference between these two sentences? In the second sentence–"I do like chocolate"–we use the auxiliary verb 'do' to add emphasis. In this lesson, you will learn how to use auxiliary verbs like 'do' or 'will' to add emphasis to the things you say in English. See the full version of this free English lesson here: http://www.oxfordonlineenglish.com/using-auxiliary-verbs-emphasis What you can learn in this English video lesson: - How to use auxiliary verbs for emphasis. - When to use auxiliary verbs like do and will for emphasis. - How to use auxiliary verbs in different verb tenses. - How to use auxiliary verbs to express contrast or disagreement. See more of our free English lessons here: http://www.oxfordonlineenglish.com/free-english-lessons
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