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SHOULD HAVE, COULD HAVE, WOULD HAVE: Explanation & Lots of Examples | Advanced English Grammar
 
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In this English lesson, you're going to learn how to use should have, could have, and would have. This can be difficult. I understand that. But watch this explanation, see my examples, and then practice (I'll tell you how at the end of the video). EXAMPLES You should go to bed early. You should have gone to bed earlier. I shouldn't have said that. I shouldn't have drunk so much. He should have scored there. I shouldn't have bought that jacket. I could have gone to Newcastle University. You could have invited me earlier. I could have got into any university in the world if I had applied. I could have picked some up if you had told me. If we had planted more trees, we would have had more apples last summer. I would have come if you had told me earlier. If I had gone to Oxford University, I would have hated it. If Messi had scored, Barcelona would have won. I would have gone to the wedding, but my son got sick. CONTRACTIONS Should have gets contracted to should've and shoulda. Could have gets contracted to could've and coulda. Would have gets contracted to would've and woulda. Here is that song: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xg3SpvJEf40 FB: https://www.facebook.com/tofluency Snapchat: tofluency Instagram: tofluency Free book: https://www.tofluency.com/5-step-plan/ Course: https://www.tofluency.com/tfp/ How to use should have: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5iNaLoJjaow Music: http://epidemicsound.com
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How Long Does it Take to Become Fluent in English? How Can I Get Fluent Fast?
 
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I often get asked how long it takes to become fluent in English. This lesson explains EXACTLY what you need to do to speed things up 🔥 Get your fluency book here: https://www.tofluency.com/book (it's FREE to download!) The short answer to this common question is that it depends on you and what you do. Some learners can make MASSIVE improvements within a few months. Others never improve. The three main factors that dictate how quickly you can become fluent in English are: 1. Your current level - click here to test it: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N0gZFvpxNhQ 2. How many hours you spend learning English per day (the more you do, the better!) 3. What you do with your time. If you can study English for two hours each day, here is what I recommend so that you can get fluent fast: - 30 minutes working on your pronunciation - 30 minutes reading and listening to something in English - 30 minutes using my method: https://youtu.be/grxHW6kDhiE - 30 minutes of speaking practice Like I said, this is just one example. However, following this plan will help you! Are you ready to try it? ENGLISH FLUENCY PROGRAM: My program gives you the method that will dramatically improve your speaking, grammar, and pronunciation and the materials you need to follow this method. This method works and if you are ready to FINALLY speak English with confidence, I would love to have you. Learn more here: https://www.tofluency.com/tfp/ Sign up here: https://tofluency.samcart.com/products/join-tfp COMMON QUESTIONS: Q: Where are you from? A: I grew up in Preston, Lancashire, England. Q: How long have you been teaching? A: I've been teaching English since 2011. I ❤️ it! Q: How can I improve my English? A: Follow my method. I have a free lesson on that here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=grxHW6kDhiE Q: Do you have a book that I can download? A: Yes, I do. You can download it for free here: https://www.tofluency.com/book Q: What camera do you use? A: I use this and love it: https://www.tofluency.com/camera Q: What books do you recommend? A: I recommend graded readers. Learn more about this here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CbzGYCptGyE Q: Do you have any conversational videos? A: Yes! Here is a playlist: https://youtu.be/xUdoxLCDt20 *********** FOLLOW ME HERE: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/tofluency Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/tofluency/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/tofluency Want to send me a message? Do that here: https://www.tofluency.com/message (you'll also get messages from me!) Subscribe to this channel and turn on notifications to get all my latest lessons. And get my book here: https://www.tofluency.com/book
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Present Perfect Simple vs Continuous - The Difference between these Two Tenses (+ FREE PDF)
 
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Present Perfect Simple vs Continuous - The Difference between these Two Tenses (PDF Available) - https://www.tofluency.com/ppsc/ (free PDF) - This video explains how you can use the present perfect simple and continuous and the difference between these two tenses. //////// TRANSCRIPT //////// Hello. This is Jack from tofluency.com. And in this video, you're going to learn about the present perfect, so keep watching! Daniela from Italy asks, "What's the different between the present perfect simple and the present perfect continuous?" Thank you for your question. The first thing to know when looking at the difference between the present perfect simple and the present perfect continuous is that it can be quite complex and it can be flexible. So, there are times when you can use both tenses; there are times that the different tenses only make a small difference. And also, there are lots of little situations when we use one or when we use the other. But in this video, I'm going to focus on the two main differences. I do have a free download that you can get that goes into this into more depth, but in this video, I'm just going to focus on the two main differences. The first way to think about the difference between these two tenses is whether you are focusing on an action or a result. So, here is one example, "I've been reading all day" - this is the present perfect continuous. The second example is "I've read 100 pages today" - this is the present perfect simple. Looking at the first example, the present perfect continuous - I've been reading all day - what we can say about it is this: it focuses on the act of reading. The action: 'been reading'. So, when you're using the present perfect continuous here, a lot of the time we are focusing on the action - I've been reading all day. However, in the second example, "I've read 100 pages today" this is the present perfect simple and it focuses on the result - so, we're focusing on the 100 pages, the result of the action. So, that is the first difference and, as I said, there is a download with more examples. The second difference is about continuous and non-continuous verbs. Because we can use both tenses for something that started in the past but continues in the present. And as I say here, we can use both depending on the verb. Here are two examples: "I've known him for a long time""I've been helping him for a long time." So, both are talking about something that started in the past and continue in the present. But, in one example we use the present perfect simple and in the other we use the present perfect continuous. Looking at the first example, "I've known him for a long time" - 'to know' is a non-continuous verb. For example, we don't say, "I am knowing him" instead we say "I know him." And that is why we don't say "I have been knowing him for a long time" instead we say "I have known him for a long time." So, because 'to know' is a non-continuous verb, we use this in the present perfect simple. An action that started in the past, but continues in the present. The second example, "I've been helping him for a long time" is the present perfect continuous. 'To help' is a continuous verb. "I've been helping him for a long time." So this is when we use it in the present perfect continuous. Now, some verbs can be used in both tenses. For example, you can say, "I've lived here for 5 years." Or "I've been living here for 5 years." So, with some verbs, we can use them in both tenses. That has given you an overview of the difference between the present perfect simple and the present perfect continuous. But do not go just yet... because I have a free worksheet for you. It's going to summarize the difference between these two tenses, give you more examples, and there's also an exercise for you to do. So, click the link to download that and I'll see you next time! ---------- Please share this video if you found it useful. Thanks. Subscribe on YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/subscription_center?add_user=tofluency See an example of the Present Perfect here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vTddHN6ipmc Follow me on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/tofluency See my website: https://www.tofluency.com Get my free book: https://www.tofluency.com/5-step-plan/
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How to Improve Your English Speaking Skills
 
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How to improve your English speaking skills: a video from To Fluency giving you tips and resources to help you improve your speaking. In this video, you will learn the best ways you can speak more like a native and communicate better. Doing all of this will help you during natural English conversations and give you the confidence you need to express yourself freely. Enjoy! ------ TRANSCRIPT Hello, this is Jack from tofluency.com, and in this video we're going to look at how you can improve your English speaking skills, so keep watching! I receive many emails from English learners telling me that they want to improve their English speaking, and I imagine that this is what you want too. But before we take a look at the specific ways that you can improve your speaking, it's important to know that working on your general English is going to help your speaking too. So, make sure you're doing the other things that you need to do to improve your level. So, there are two main ways that you can improve your English speaking, and the first way is to get more natural practice; and this just means having conversations with other people in English. Doing this not only helps you use your English in different situations but it also allows you to learn new words and phrases and to learn more about English by listening to other people speak. And having conversations is one of the best ways that you can get natural input. The second way to improve your speaking is to do something that I call focused learning; and this is when you practice specific things to help you improve, and you can do this on your own or work with a teacher, and this is different than having normal everyday conversations An example of this is doing drills and other things that are going to help you improve your pronunciation, and I feel that not enough learners spend enough time working on their pronunciation. It will make a massive difference if you can say the different sounds in English correctly, in addition to being able to use the correct stress, intonation, and rhythm when you speak and that's why I recommend that you spend time working on your pronunciation. Another example of focused learning is mimicking native speakers, and anyone can do this now because of all the audio that is available for free online. And this is in easy method to work on: all you need to do is listen to a native speaker and then repeat after they speak. To take this method further you can actually record your audio, and then compare it to the original recording. What this does is it allows you to compare your version to the original version, and then make any changes that you need to make. So, using a combination of natural practice and also the focused learning methods I talked about is really going to help you... and my question for this video is this: How often do you speak in English? How often do you speak in English? Leave your answers below this video thanks for watching, and see you next time! ------- Please share this video if you found it useful. Thanks. If you enjoyed this video, you will like some of my other videos on how you can improve your speaking skills: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vGfYBS9E9iQ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cbLFUMQZ-do Here is the article on this topic: https://www.tofluency.com/how-to-improve-your-english-speaking-skills-video/ Subscribe on YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/subscription_center?add_user=tofluency Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/tofluency Twitter: https://twitter.com/tofluency Google+: http://www.google.com/+Tofluencyenglish
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Before You Give Up Learning English: An Inspiring Video for English Learners
 
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Watch this video and get fired up about learning English 🔥 ENGLISH LESSON SUMMARY Becoming fluent in English is hard. And the bigger your goal, the more obstacles you'll face. It is those who overcome these obstacles and stay consistent with their English that reach fluency. As an entrepreneur, I face many obstacles on a daily basis. I overcome these and keep moving forward. I want you to do the same with your English too. RESOURCES If you enjoyed this video, please share it. And then... Get my book: https://www.tofluency.com/5-step-plan/ Check out my course: https://www.tofluency.com/tfp/ And join me on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/tofluency SIMILMAR VIDEOS: Goals: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rjgKKBVIq4A Stop Doing This: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yXv4XnCLQww Thanks again for watching. It's great to have you here.
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How to Improve Your English Listening Skills: 7 Ways to Better Understand English Speakers
 
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How to improve your English listening skills: in this video, I will give you 7 ways to improve your ability to understand English speakers. https://www.tofluency.com/5-step-plan - click here for your free book Here is a summary: 1. Improve other areas of your English. For example, the more vocabulary you know, the more you'll be able to understand. 2. Listen as much as possible. This is easier to do these days because you can take your smartphone/music player everywhere with you - and because there are so many things you can listen to. 3. Listen to things you enjoy and things that interest you. And, make it relevant to you. 4. Build your ability by listening to things that you understand. 5. Repeat what you listen to - it's amazing how much more you can understand the second time. 6. Listen to similar things - narrow reading and listening. 7. Work on your pronunciation. This has been proven to show an increase in listening skills. Please share this video if you found it useful. Thanks. Subscribe on YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/subscription_center?add_user=tofluency Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/tofluency Twitter: https://twitter.com/tofluency Google+: http://www.google.com/+Tofluencyenglish
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Confusing English 🤔 Be Used To Doing / Used to Do / Get Used To
 
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Take the quiz on this here: https://www.tofluency.com/quiz-used/ This English lesson explains the difference between: - be used to doing something - used to do something - get used to doing something Watch this video 2-3 times to understand this key difference. Read about it on my website here: https://www.tofluency.com/used-to-get ENGLISH FLUENCY PROGRAM: My program gives you the method that will dramatically improve your speaking, grammar, and pronunciation and the materials you need to follow this method. This method works and if you are ready to FINALLY speak English with confidence, I would love to have you. Learn more here: https://www.tofluency.com/tfp/ Sign up here: https://tofluency.samcart.com/products/join-tfp COMMON QUESTIONS: Q: Where are you from? A: I grew up in Preston, Lancashire, England. Q: How long have you been teaching? A: I've been teaching English since 2011. I ❤️ it! Q: How can I improve my English? A: Follow my method. I have a free lesson on that here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=grxHW6kDhiE Q: Do you have a book that I can download? A: Yes, I do. You can download it for free here: https://www.tofluency.com/book Q: What camera do you use? A: I use this and love it: https://www.tofluency.com/camera Q: What books do you recommend? A: I recommend graded readers. Learn more about this here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CbzGYCptGyE Q: Do you have any conversational videos? A: Yes! Here is a playlist: https://youtu.be/xUdoxLCDt20 *********** FOLLOW ME HERE: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/tofluency Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/tofluency/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/tofluency Want to send me a message? Do that here: https://www.tofluency.com/message (you'll also get messages from me!) Subscribe to this channel and turn on notifications to get all my latest lessons. And get my book here: https://www.tofluency.com/book
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To Fluency: Learn English on YouTube!
 
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Are you ready to reach a high level of English? If so, click the link below to subscribe to the To Fluency YouTube channel: http://www.youtube.com/subscription_center?add_user=tofluency Also... get your FREE download by clicking this link: https://www.tofluency.com/tools Thanks for being part of the To Fluency revolution! Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/tofluency Twitter: https://twitter.com/tofluency Google+: http://www.google.com/+Tofluencyenglish
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Fun English Grammar Lesson: Past Simple vs Present Perfect - Learn the Difference (Examples + quiz)
 
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Get your fluency book here: https://www.tofluency.com/book (it's FREE to download!) This English lesson explains the difference between the past simple and the present perfect. This is a difficult area for a lot of learners. My job is to help you understand this difference. You're going to get clear explanations and lots of examples. THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN THESE TENSES The past simple is used for actions that finished in the past and have no connection to the present. The present perfect is used for actions that haven't finished. The example I gave is this: - My grandma never went to Madrid - Paul has never been to Madrid My grandma died a long time ago. Therefore, the action of her (possibly) going to Madrid is over. Paul is still alive. The action of him going or not going to Madrid continues. We use the simple past with past time expressions. This includes: - I went there YESTERDAY - She told me TWO HOURS AGO - They went to London IN 2002 Present time expressions are more difficult. What tense you use depends on what you're talking about. For example: - I've had a great day (in general) - I had a great day today (talking about work that has now finished) The present perfect is stricter in British English. For example: - Did you have breakfast yet? (you'll hear this in American English) - Have you had breakfast yet? (only in British English) USING THE PRESENT PERFECT WITH JUST - I just saw her (American English) - I've just seen her (British English) OTHER ENGLISH LESSONS RELATED ON THIS TOPIC: - Present perfect simple vs continuous: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_oODlA-r7HU For vs Since: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vTddHN6ipmc Been to vs been in: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VIl5hOQ5i-A Present perfect with just: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mpPVImrOmxA Present perfect in the negative: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-3nx11zwhGU Also, watch this video to learn more differences between British and American English: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_rtbvqb-_1E ENGLISH FLUENCY PROGRAM: My program gives you the method that will dramatically improve your speaking, grammar, and pronunciation and the materials you need to follow this method. This method works and if you are ready to FINALLY speak English with confidence, I would love to have you. Learn more here: https://www.tofluency.com/tfp/ Sign up here: https://tofluency.samcart.com/products/join-tfp COMMON QUESTIONS: Q: Where are you from? A: I grew up in Preston, Lancashire, England. Q: How long have you been teaching? A: I've been teaching English since 2011. I ❤️ it! Q: How can I improve my English? A: Follow my method. I have a free lesson on that here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=grxHW6kDhiE Q: Do you have a book that I can download? A: Yes, I do. You can download it for free here: https://www.tofluency.com/book Q: What camera do you use? A: I use this and love it: https://www.tofluency.com/camera Q: What books do you recommend? A: I recommend graded readers. Learn more about this here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CbzGYCptGyE Q: Do you have any conversational videos? A: Yes! Here is a playlist: https://youtu.be/xUdoxLCDt20 *********** FOLLOW ME HERE: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/tofluency Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/tofluency/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/tofluency Want to send me a message? Do that here: https://www.tofluency.com/message (you'll also get messages from me!) Subscribe to this channel and turn on notifications to get all my latest lessons. And get my book here: https://www.tofluency.com/book
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The No.1 Thing You Need to Become Fluent in English This Year (And Why Most Fail)
 
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Watch this video to learn how to become fluent in English this year. Get my book: https://www.tofluency.com/book/ Join the Program: https://www.tofluency.com/tfp/ Level Test: https://www.tofluency.com/test-your-english-level/ Sentence Method: https://www.tofluency.com/sentence-method-english/ SUMMARY It's that time of year. Everyone is setting goals and new resolutions. I'm no different - I love planning my year and outlining what I want to achieve. For you, this means wanting to become fluent in English. To reach that high level that you've always wanted. The bad news is that most fail. Only 8% of people achieve their new year goals. But there are things that you can do. In fact, the most important thing is this: to really want it. To feel excited about achieving your goal. To be fired up about becoming fluent. To be obsessed. That is what is going to drive you forward. And don't make the mistake of choosing a goal that isn't a little bit scary. Set a goal that excites you. One that really makes you motivated. One that will mean you changing as a person. Other tips to help you reach your goal of English fluency: 1. Research what you need to do and make this specific to you. 2. Believe that you can do this 3. Focus on the most effective ways to progress 4. Enjoy the journey For example, only read books that interest you. See here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CbzGYCptGyE MY GOALS 1. Reach 200,000 subscribers here on YouTube (help me do that by sharing this video) 2. Get in the best shape of my life 3. Learn French (B1 level) RESOURCE: http://www.lifehack.org/513946/only-8-of-people-achieve-their-new-years-goals-heres-how-to-be-one-of-them-in-2017 (study on goal achievement) ENGLISH VOCABULARY FROM THE VIDEO * to have a good track record: this means to successfully do something over a period of time * to set goals: to decide what goals you want to achieve. See here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_BBLlDx0xfs * hit goals: to achieve goals * give up smoking: to stop smoking. See here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3QK5fpToxMM * put on weight: to gain weight. See here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gyJqN3ybDGA * can't put down a book: it's so good, you want to continue reading it. See here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p_Bl2Sgm_HA Thanks for watching! FB: https://www.facebook.com/tofluency Instagram: @tofluency Twitter: @tofluency
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What Level of English Do You Have? Watch This Video to Find Out Today!
 
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https://www.tofluency.com/books ← Click here to learn about how you can reach a high level of English FAST. Want to know what level of English you have? The European Framework for Languages can help you with this. There are six levels in total: A1: Beginner - This is where you can use very simple expressions. You need the other person to speak slowly. A2: Elementary - This where you can understand frequently used expressions and can talk about simple things. B1: Intermediate - You can deal with most situations when traveling and give explanations for opinions and plans. B2: Upper Intermediate - You feel confident in most situations and can speak with a certain level of fluency. C1: Advanced - This is fluency. You can use the language in a flexible way in many situations. C2: Proficient - Understand everything and you speak like a native. So, what level do you currently have? And are you happy with this level? Please share this video if you found it useful. Thanks. Here is the article on this topic: https://www.tofluency.com/english-level-test Subscribe on YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/subscription_center?add_user=tofluency Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/tofluency Twitter: https://twitter.com/tofluency Google+: https://www.google.com/+Tofluencyenglish Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/tofluency/
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5 British English Phrases and Expressions You Need to Know!
 
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Get your fluency book here: https://www.tofluency.com/book (it's FREE to download!) This lesson gives you 5 common British words and phrases. Here they are: #1: I’M KNACKERED Use this when you feel really tired. Notice the way I say this and the emphasis I give it? Practice it! Use this method to do it: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=grxHW6kDhiE #2: CHEERS! You probably already know that people say CHEERS just before they have a drink. But.. .. we also use this instead of Thank You. You can say: cheers for the ride home instead of thank you for the ride home. #3: FANCY Do you fancy doing something tonight is like saying: - do you feel like doing something tonight? Or… - do you want to do something tonight? Notice the ING form? Learn more about verb patterns here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RV2Cur6TenU Fancy dress means costume. British people love wearing fancy dress! #4: THAT’S BRILLIANT This means that’s great. Or that’s amazing. Or that’s fantastic. In America, you will hear: that’s awesome! #5: BLOODY This is a little rude so be careful when you use it. Bloody hell is used to express anger. But the word bloody can also be used for emphasis. That’s bloody brilliant! This game is bloody awful! The weather is bloody awful today! ENGLISH FLUENCY PROGRAM: My program gives you the method that will dramatically improve your speaking, grammar, and pronunciation and the materials you need to follow this method. This method works and if you are ready to FINALLY speak English with confidence, I would love to have you. Learn more here: https://www.tofluency.com/tfp/ Sign up here: https://tofluency.samcart.com/products/join-tfp COMMON QUESTIONS: Q: Where are you from? A: I grew up in Preston, Lancashire, England. Q: How long have you been teaching? A: I've been teaching English since 2011. I ❤️ it! Q: How can I improve my English? A: Follow my method. I have a free lesson on that here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=grxHW6kDhiE Q: Do you have a book that I can download? A: Yes, I do. You can download it for free here: https://www.tofluency.com/book Q: What camera do you use? A: I use this and love it: https://www.tofluency.com/camera Q: What books do you recommend? A: I recommend graded readers. Learn more about this here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CbzGYCptGyE Q: Do you have any conversational videos? A: Yes! Here is a playlist: https://youtu.be/xUdoxLCDt20 *********** FOLLOW ME HERE: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/tofluency Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/tofluency/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/tofluency Want to send me a message? Do that here: https://www.tofluency.com/message (you'll also get messages from me!) Subscribe to this channel and turn on notifications to get all my latest lessons. And get my book here: https://www.tofluency.com/book
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Will vs Be Going To vs Present Continuous: Talk About the Future in English (Jack Explains)
 
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This English lesson explains the difference between WILL, BE GOING TO, and the PRESENT CONTINUOUS when talking about the future. (BTW, my wife loves my hair 😀) THE THREE SENTENCES: - Okay, I'll get my hair cut soon (I made the decision to do this while speaking). - I'm going to get my hair cut soon (I have the intention to do this but I don't have an appointment) - I'm getting my hair cut on Tuesday (I have an appointment) FIRST CONDITIONAL: You can use both WILL and BE GOING TO in the first conditional. Learn more about the first conditional here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=msEdjmAOQBs PREDICTIONS We can use both WILL and BE GOING TO when predicting the future. - I think it will rain soon - I think it's going to rain soon However, if you are basing your prediction on current evidence, use BE GOING TO. - look at that black cloud. It's going to rain soon! PRESENT SIMPLE: We can also use the present simple to talk about the future. This is when something is on a schedule. - what time does the lesson start? Learn more about that here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FdCIFlQwK5c SUGGESTION LESSONS: Watch other videos about the future tenses here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a03VKQL0dZg&list=PLZOJurmtexYozmvQGAJnVg3lgiZw0mj-y ENGLISH FLUENCY PROGRAM: My program gives you the method that will dramatically improve your speaking, grammar, and pronunciation and the materials you need to follow this method. This method works and if you are ready to FINALLY speak English with confidence, I would love to have you. Learn more here: https://www.tofluency.com/tfp/ Sign up here: https://tofluency.samcart.com/products/join-tfp COMMON QUESTIONS: Q: Where are you from? A: I grew up in Preston, Lancashire, England. Q: How long have you been teaching? A: I've been teaching English since 2011. I ❤️ it! Q: How can I improve my English? A: Follow my method. I have a free lesson on that here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=grxHW6kDhiE Q: Do you have a book that I can download? A: Yes, I do. You can download it for free here: https://www.tofluency.com/book Q: What camera do you use? A: I use this and love it: https://www.tofluency.com/camera Q: What books do you recommend? A: I recommend graded readers. Learn more about this here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CbzGYCptGyE Q: Do you have any conversational videos? A: Yes! Here is a playlist: https://youtu.be/xUdoxLCDt20 *********** FOLLOW ME HERE: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/tofluency Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/tofluency/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/tofluency Want to send me a message? Do that here: https://www.tofluency.com/message (you'll also get messages from me!) Subscribe to this channel and turn on notifications to get all my latest lessons. And get my book here: https://www.tofluency.com/book
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Learning Advanced English and How to Speak without Thinking or Translating
 
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Get your fluency book here: https://www.tofluency.com/book (it's FREE to download!) This English lesson explains what you need to know when it comes to learning advanced English. This is the method I mentioned: https://www.tofluency.com/speaking Here is Jonathan's channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC0czVo5aWxSou9Sz-ynz1Jw ENGLISH FLUENCY PROGRAM: My program gives you the method that will dramatically improve your speaking, grammar, and pronunciation and the materials you need to follow this method. This method works and if you are ready to FINALLY speak English with confidence, I would love to have you. Learn more here: https://www.tofluency.com/tfp/ Sign up here: https://tofluency.samcart.com/products/join-tfp COMMON QUESTIONS: Q: Where are you from? A: I grew up in Preston, Lancashire, England. Q: How long have you been teaching? A: I've been teaching English since 2011. I ❤️ it! Q: How can I improve my English? A: Follow my method. I have a free lesson on that here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=grxHW6kDhiE Q: Do you have a book that I can download? A: Yes, I do. You can download it for free here: https://www.tofluency.com/book Q: What camera do you use? A: I use this and love it: https://www.tofluency.com/camera Q: What books do you recommend? A: I recommend graded readers. Learn more about this here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CbzGYCptGyE Q: Do you have any conversational videos? A: Yes! Here is a playlist: https://youtu.be/xUdoxLCDt20 *********** FOLLOW ME HERE: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/tofluency Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/tofluency/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/tofluency Want to send me a message? Do that here: https://www.tofluency.com/message (you'll also get messages from me!) Subscribe to this channel and turn on notifications to get all my latest lessons. And get my book here: https://www.tofluency.com/book
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How to Become an Advanced Speaker of English and Overcome the Intermediate Barrier
 
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https://www.tofluency.com/tools - This video will explain how you can get over the intermediate barrier and reach a high level of English. Please share if you find it useful! //// SUMMARY //// The plateau effect - or the intermediate barrier - is where you feel stuck. It's when you feel like you haven't really made any progress over the past year(s). Firstly, it's important to know that it's sometimes difficult to notice our progress. Because learning English is all about learning lots of little things. It may feel like you're not making progress, but maybe you are. Having said that, most learners aren't efficient with their time. For example, you'll make much faster progress if you learn new words through sentences rather than learning single words - check out this introduction to The Sentence Method. Additionally, you might need to do more in English. Saying that you're too busy is an excuse. Just taking 1-2 lessons per week isn't enough. You need to make it fun and relevant to you. You might also need to change as a person too. That is what I teach here at To Fluency. ////////// Ask me a question here: https://www.tofluency.com/ask-jack/ Please share this video if you found it useful. Thanks. Here is the article on this topic: https://www.tofluency.com/aj11 Subscribe on YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/subscription_center?add_user=tofluency Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/tofluency Twitter: https://twitter.com/tofluency Google+: http://www.google.com/+Tofluencyenglish
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Active vs Passive English Vocabulary And How You Can Make More Vocabulary Active
 
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In this video, I talk about the difference between passive and active English vocabulary, The main difference is this: with passive vocabulary, you can't use it when speaking, but with active vocabulary, you can. Before you try making more passive vocabulary active, it's a good idea to concentrate on the type of English that you will need. For example, if you're using English for finance, then focus on financial vocabulary. To make this possible, you need to use it. Additionally, there are some methods that will help you make passive vocab active. And, the more you hear and read a word, the more you will be able to use it. Thanks for watching. Please share this video if you found it useful.
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How's it Going? | Learn English Phrases | Small Talk
 
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How's it Going? | Learn English Phrases | Small Talk - Free Book ➜ https://www.tofluency.com/5-step-plan/ ENGLISH PHRASES FROM THIS LESSON: How's it going? It's going good. Good, thanks. Not too bad. Pretty good. Good. What about you? Good. You? ▼ Get Notifications of my latest videos ➜ http://www.youtube.com/subscription_center?add_user=tofluency ▼ //////// TRANSCRIPT //////// Hello! This is Jack from tofluency.com, and welcome to this english lesson where we're going to look at the phrase: How's it going? How's it going? Now, this is a common question to ask people - people that you know when you see them again. So, for example, when I go to play football and I see my teammates they say to me: How's it going? How's it going? And this is a little bit more informal than 'how are you?' So, know that is used in informal settings, especially with people you already know. Now, to answer this question keep it simple - keep it simple. People aren't asking you for a long-winded answer - for a long answer here. They don't really want to know everything about your life at this situation. Answers that they expect are things like 'it's going good' or 'good, thanks' 'pretty good' 'not too bad.' So, we keep the answer here quite short when we're answering this question. Also, a very common thing to do here is to say: 'what about you?' or just simply 'you?' at the end of answering this question. So, you might say: 'good, you? or 'good, what about you?' So, this is just a very simple way to start a conversation. Usually, when we meet someone for the first time we keep our answers short at the beginning and then we start to elaborate and expand on our answers later when we get into a conversation about something specific. So, for example, a conversation might go like this: 'Hey, how's it going?' 'Hood thanks, you?' 'Not too bad.' 'Good.' So, it's very, you know, it's very short with these short answers, but then you start to expand and talk a little bit more about your life at this stage. Be sure to look at the description for the written answers so that you can read these answers and memorize them. So, thank you for watching this lesson and please share it if you found it useful. Oh, if you're new, subscribe! ---------- Please share this video if you found it useful. Thanks. ▼ Get Notifications of my latest videos ➜ Subscribe on YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/subscription_center?add_user=tofluency ➜ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/tofluency ➜ Twitter: https://www.twitter.com/tofluency ➜ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/tofluency/ ➜ Snapchat: tofluency ➜ VK: http://vk.com/jackaskew ▼ Get my audiobook ➜ https://www.tofluency.com/5-step-plan-audiobook/
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The Power of Setting Goals for Your English Learning Journey
 
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https://www.tofluency.com/tools ← Click here to learn about how you can reach a high level of English FAST. I see many English learners have dreams of reaching a high level, but it's rare to see learners make specific goals. I hear learners say, "I really want to learn English" or "I need English for my job." However... Having a goal is incredibly powerful, here is an example: I want to teach a C1 level of English in the next 12 months. Setting a goal gives you clarity and helps you understand why learning English is important for you. It helps you create a plan and stay motivated over the long-term. And finally, it helps you make the right decisions on a daily basis. “Without goals, and plans to reach them, you are like a ship that has set sail with no destination.” Fitzhugh Dodson So, what is your English learning goal? You can read more about this here: https://www.tofluency.com/english-learning-goals/ Please share this video if you found it useful. Thanks. Subscribe on YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/subscription_center?add_user=tofluency Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/tofluency Twitter: https://twitter.com/tofluency Google+: http://www.google.com/+Tofluencyenglish
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I Have Been TO vs I Have Been IN (Prepositions with the Present Perfect)
 
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https://www.tofluency.com/5-step-plan - Learn the difference between 'been to' and 'been in' when using the present perfect. //////// TRANSCRIPT //////// Victoria from Russia asks: "What's the difference between I have been to and I have been in?" Victoria: thank you so much for this question and I'm glad you've asked it because this is where I see a lot of mistakes being made. Now, think about these two sentences: "I've been to France ten times." "I've been in the US for five years." Okay, so there's a difference between those two sentences and this just shows that we can use the present perfect to express something differently and we can use different prepositions. Now, the biggest mistake I see is people saying, "I've been in England for 4 times/5 times/6 times. This is wrong because when we're talking about how many times we have been to a place we use "to" as a preposition, for example, I can say "I've been to France ten times." Now, when we're talking about an action that is continuous until now that's only used the preposition in. So, I can say, "I've been in the US for five years or nearly five years now." So, that's a really big difference between the way we use this. ---------- Please share this video if you found it useful. Thanks. Here is the article on this topic: https://www.tofluency.com/english-level-test Subscribe on YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/subscription_center?add_user=tofluency Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/tofluency Twitter: https://twitter.com/tofluency Google+: http://www.google.com/+Tofluencyenglish
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Shadowing: Can This Method Help You Speak English Fluently?
 
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Can shadowing help you speak English fluently? Watch this video to learn how to do this and why you might prefer to use another method instead. Get my book here 📖 - it's free! - https://www.tofluency.com/5-step-plan/ Join my program here: https://tofluency.samcart.com/products/join-tfp ********** Shadowing has become popular with English learners. It's a method where you listen and repeat. You continue listening while you're speaking. The biggest problem I see with this method is that you can end up with issues with your pronunciation. You end up mumbling as you try to keep up with the natural audio. A good test is to record yourself while shadowing. If you sound good, continue doing it. If not... ... try this instead: 1. Listen to an English phrase. 2. Repeat the phrase and record your voice. 3. Compare your version with the original. 4. Make any changes you need to make. 5. Get long-term repetition Additionally, it's wise to improve your pronunciation before using this method. That's how my program can help. It gives you a pronunciation tutorial, this full method, and the phrases you need to improve. I'll also give you feedback on your speaking. Learn more here: https://www.tofluency.com/tfp/ Join here: https://tofluency.samcart.com/products/join-tfp Thanks for watching! ********** Here is more information on this method: https://www.tofluency.com/speaking Here is a video I made on it: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=grxHW6kDhiE Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/tofluency Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/tofluency/ Music: http://epidemicsound.com
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You Can't Become Fluent in English Without Doing This
 
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In this English lesson, you're going to learn what you need to do in order to become fluent. Free book: https://www.tofluency.com/5-step-plan/ My program: https://www.tofluency.com/tfp/ *** LESSON SUMMARY *** When I was at university, my roommates and l decided to learn how to play the guitar. We were enthusiastic at first. We took courses, got books, and spent hours and hours playing. After a few months, I lost my initial enthusiasm. To give up = to quit: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3QK5fpToxMM A few months later, I got my enthusiasm back. If I had continued playing every day, imagine what level I would have now.It’s a long-term goal - intensive courses. Learners don’t stay consistent 1. It’s not sustainable 2. They don’t feel like they’re making progress. 3. It’s not fun or interesting - see here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fw0K2OMtHK4 Subscribe here: http://www.youtube.com/subscription_center?add_user=tofluency Music: http://epidemicsound.com
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Could Have: How to Use It and Examples (English Grammar)
 
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How to Use Could Have with Examples - in this video, learn how you can use the modal verb 'could have' when speaking in English. SUMMARY Could have is used to talk about something that was or wasn’t possible in the past. For example: - You could have bought the cheaper jacket, it looked great on you. - Ben couldn’t have known about the promotion, I haven’t told anyone yet! We also use could have to say that we were capable of doing something but we didn’t. - The boy could have run away from the bullies, but he decided to confront them. or - I couldn’t have done that to him, he is my best friend after all. Could have is often used with a tone of criticism. - You could have just been honest with me. When there is a possibility that something has happened but we are not sure it actually did and we speculate about it, then we can also use could have. - They could have heard our conversation at the office. It is also used for speculations about things that didn’t happen. - Are you out of your mind?! You could have crashed into that wall! - It’s almost 10 o’clock. Jim could have come home now. Could have can also be used for possible situations in the present which have not actually happened. - They could have been married now but his mother didn’t approve. One of the biggest differences between could and could have is that could shows a past ability while could have shows only a past possibility. - He could swim very fast before the accident. - He could have swum faster if his leg hadn’t hurt him. Here are some more examples: - People could do so much more for their community. - I couldn’t have said it better myself. - We could have left the party earlier. - The girl was crying because she couldn’t find her parents. - You could have stopped by the grocery store. We need some milk. - I couldn’t have done it without you. Click here to learn more: https://www.tofluency.com/could-have/ Here is the video on should have: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5iNaLoJjaow This song uses could and should have: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FlrrJovnqOA Please share this video if you found it useful. Thanks. Subscribe on YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/subscription_center?add_user=tofluency Get my free book: https://www.tofluency.com/5-step-plan/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/tofluency Twitter: https://www.twitter.com/tofluency Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/tofluency/ Snapchat: tofluency VK: http://vk.com/jackaskew
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Take A Walk Around Downtown With Me and Learn Some English
 
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In this English lesson, I take you for a walk around downtown Asheville (where I live). Learn English in a real way as I talk about what I see and do. Be sure to get your book for free here: https://www.tofluency.com/5-step-plan/ ---------- Be sure to like my Facebook page to get notified when I go live: https://www.facebook.com/tofluency And subscribe to me on YouTube here: http://www.youtube.com/subscription_center?add_user=tofluency
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How to Remember English Words and Phrases (Vocabulary Lesson)
 
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https://www.tofluency.com/tools Learn how to remember new English words and phrases in this free video lesson. Being able to learn new words and phrases is going to make a massive difference to your English speaking. Having a large vocabulary allows you to express yourself clearly during conversation. Watch the video in HD, turn on the captions to follow what I say, and then read the transcript below! -------- TRANSCRIPT Hello this is Jack from tofluency.com and in this video, we're going to talk about how you can remember new words and phrases in English - so keep watching! A big part reaching a high level in English is learning new words and phrases. You're going to have to know new vocabulary to be able to speak and understand when native speakers speak - but before you start learning new words and phrases there are two things to know. Firstly, you don't need to know all the words in English and it's important to think about the types of words and phrases that are relevant to you and your English learning right now - The second thing to know is that it's so important to learn new words and phrases in context what I mean by this is the context of the overall situation, so for example, if you're watching Friends then if a new word is said during Friends you have the overall context of what this word means and this helps you use the word or phrase in the right situations, and it also helps you remember it better. Additionally, I highly recommend that you learn new words and phrases in the context of a sentence this helps you understand how to use the word or phrase and what words it is often used with too. So, after finding a new word or phrase that is relevant to you and in context the next thing you'll need to do is to get repetition repeating a word or a phrase is going to help you remember it over the long-term - now, you can get repetition through what I call narrow reading and listening and this is where you see a phrase or a word, and also grammar repeated in natural context. You can also get repetition through the sentence method and this is where you see sentences repeated when you need to see them and we can use spaced repetition software to help us with this. And finally, another way that's going to really help you remember words and phrases is to use them. So, if you have come across a new word or phrase what I recommend that you do is use it in situation where your teacher can give you feedback on this because when you use a new word or phrase then you going to be able to remember it over the long-term. The question for this video is this: What was the last word or phrase that you learned in English? Leave your answer below this video thanks for watching, and see you next time! -------- Please share this video if you found it useful. Thanks. Here is the article on this topic: https://www.tofluency.com/remember-english-words Subscribe on YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/subscription_center?add_user=tofluency Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/tofluency Twitter: https://twitter.com/tofluency Google+: http://www.google.com/+Tofluencyenglish
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Overcome Your Fear of Speaking English & Become a Confident Speaker (5 Powerful Tips)
 
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Get your fluency book here: https://www.tofluency.com/book (it's FREE to download!) ENGLISH FLUENCY PROGRAM: My program gives you the method that will dramatically improve your speaking, grammar, and pronunciation and the materials you need to follow this method. This method works and if you are ready to FINALLY speak English with confidence, I would love to have you. Learn more here: https://www.tofluency.com/tfp/ Sign up here: https://www.tofluency.com/gettfp/ COMMON QUESTIONS: Q: Where are you from? A: I grew up in Preston, Lancashire, England. Q: How long have you been teaching? A: I've been teaching English since 2011. I ❤️ it! Q: How can I improve my English? A: Follow my method. I have a free lesson on that here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=grxHW6kDhiE Q: Do you have a book that I can download? A: Yes, I do. You can download it for free here: https://www.tofluency.com/book Q: What camera do you use? A: I use this and love it: https://www.tofluency.com/camera Q: What books do you recommend? A: I recommend graded readers. Learn more about this here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CbzGYCptGyE Q: Do you have any conversational videos? A: Yes! Here is a playlist: https://youtu.be/xUdoxLCDt20 *********** FOLLOW ME HERE: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/tofluency Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/tofluency/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/tofluency Want to send me a message? Do that here: https://www.tofluency.com/message (you'll also get messages from me!) Subscribe to this channel and turn on notifications to get all my latest lessons. And get my book here: https://www.tofluency.com/book
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The Reading Strategy Every English Learner Needs to Know (Step-by-Step Guide)
 
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This lesson explains how you can improve your English through reading. This is a powerful method so be sure to watch the whole video! Get your fluency book here: https://www.tofluency.com/book (it's FREE to download!) Here is a question that a lot of learners struggle with: do you stop reading to look up the definition or just continue? This highlights the difference between: Intensive reading: when you read to learn new words and analyze the language. Extensive reading: where you don't stop and you read for pleasure. More on my reading for fluency method soon but first... HOW TO CHOOSE THE RIGHT BOOK FOR YOU: 1. The genre: the category. Choose books that interest you. 2. The level of the book: if it's too difficult to understand, you won't enjoy it and it won't help you. Choose graded readers. See here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-o7DTuOYn0o 3. Books you enjoy: if you don't enjoy the book, put it down. FINDING BOOKS (GREAT TIP!) Go to https://www.amazon.com and "look inside" a book that you may enjoy. Start reading it and get it if you think it's appropriate. Find books with audiobooks too. INTENSIVE vs EXTENSIVE READING: I recommend that you do both. Here is how: 1. Read extensively but highlight words (sentences that you don't understand) 2. Do this for each chapter or for a certain number of pages 3. Go back and look up anything you don't understand BONUS TIP: Take the sentences that you have highlighted and use Anki - https://apps.ankiweb.net/ - to create flashcards. This is a way to internalize the new language and grammar. More on this here: https://www.tofluency.com/speaking/ - or get the premium method below. ENGLISH FLUENCY PROGRAM: My program gives you the method that will dramatically improve your speaking, grammar, and pronunciation and the materials you need to follow this method. This method works and if you are ready to FINALLY speak English with confidence, I would love to have you. Learn more here: https://www.tofluency.com/tfp/ Sign up here: https://tofluency.samcart.com/products/join-tfp COMMON QUESTIONS: Q: Where are you from? A: I grew up in Preston, Lancashire, England. Q: How long have you been teaching? A: I've been teaching English since 2011. I ❤️ it! Q: How can I improve my English? A: Follow my method. I have a free lesson on that here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=grxHW6kDhiE Q: Do you have a book that I can download? A: Yes, I do. You can download it for free here: https://www.tofluency.com/book Q: What camera do you use? A: I use this and love it: https://www.tofluency.com/camera Q: What books do you recommend? A: I recommend graded readers. Learn more about this here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CbzGYCptGyE Q: Do you have any conversational videos? A: Yes! Here is a playlist: https://youtu.be/xUdoxLCDt20 *********** FOLLOW ME HERE: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/tofluency Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/tofluency/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/tofluency Want to send me a message? Do that here: https://www.tofluency.com/message (you'll also get messages from me!) Subscribe to this channel and turn on notifications to get all my latest lessons. And get my book here: https://www.tofluency.com/book
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How to Get English Speaking Practice Online (And What to Avoid Doing!)
 
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Do you need to get more English speaking practice? Online is a great way to do this. But.. ... it can be difficult to find English speakers to practice with. Many English learners ask the wrong way. They are direct with people and just ask others to practice without building a relationship first. Instead, you should build relationships up slowly and find English speakers to practice with. Having an interesting profile and messaging people to ask questions should be done before sending out a Skype request. Doing this means that you will speak with people on a regular basis about topics that interest you. Additionally, think about the ways that you can help English speakers in areas that you have expertise. This is a mutual beneficial relationship. -------- TRANSCRIPT Hello, this is Jack from tofluency.com, and in this video, I'm going to talk about a mistake I see English learners make when looking for speaking practice online and what you can do instead to get the practice you need, so keep watching! So, as an online English teacher with a popular website for English learners, I received emails every day and very often I receive emails like this... The problem with posting messages like this is you're not going to get a response you're not going to find people to practice with you. This is because people don't know you yet, and they haven't built a relationship with you and online teachers aren't going to just meet you on Skype for 20 minutes just to talk. But there's something that you can do to get the practice you need, and this is going to take a change of approach. If you're sending messages like the one I showed before. It's all about a different approach and this is: to build relationships slowly, get to know people, be interesting, and then ask people to Skype. So, pen pal world is a site that English learners use to try and find people to practice their English with. Now, instead of writing those messages we talked about before this is what you can do instead: Firstly, write a profile about yourself that is interesting to read; something that just doesn't say, "Hi, I'm David I want to practice my English." Instead, write something more interesting about yourself, then you can search people who have similar interests to you, send them a message introducing yourself, and then also ask them a couple questions to get to know each other a little bit more. After doing that you can build your relationship up slowly, get to know this person, and then when the time is right, ask them if they want to Skype with you. Now, you can use this approach, not just on pen pal world but you can use on Facebook and Google+, any kind of learning forum or social media website that you use. The best thing about it is not just that you're going to get speaking practice but you're also going to build up relationships with people who have the same interests as you. Now, here is one last tip: think about ways that you can help English speakers with what you're an expert in For example, I once needed help on my website, and someone in my English learning community helped me with this... they got english-speaking practice and I got something out of the relationship too, because this person helped me with my website. So, think about ways that you can help other people and be useful for other people too. So, what I want you to do now is this: underneath this video I want you to write an introduction to yourself; two to four sentences talking about who you are, what you're interested in, and who you would like to meet. and then click here to learn more about this method and to get your free download. So, thanks for watching and I'll see you next time! ------- Please share this video if you found it useful. Thanks. In the video I mentioned: http://www.penpalworld.com/ Here is the article on this topic: https://www.tofluency.com/english-level-test Here is a method that you can follow from anywhere in the world: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=grxHW6kDhiE Subscribe on YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/subscription_center?add_user=tofluency Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/tofluency Twitter: https://twitter.com/tofluency Google+: http://www.google.com/+Tofluencyenglish
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English Listening Practice #7: How I Met My Wife (with Subtitles) - Intermediate and Advanced
 
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English Listening Practice #7 (Free PDF for this video) - https://www.tofluency.com/alp5 - In this story, I share the story of how I met my wife. This is great English listening practice. //////// TRANSCRIPT //////// Hello. This is Jack from ToFluency.com. I help English learners reach a high level of English and this video is going to give you some advanced listening practice. So, I’m going to tell you the story of how I met my wife and you can download the free worksheet that comes with this video. It gives you the transcript, analysis of the language I used, further examples and also an exercise. So, here is the story. As I have mentioned before, in 2007 I went traveling for 9 months. I went on my own, started in the U.S. and basically had an amazing time. After 7 or 8 weeks in the U.S., I took a flight to Ecuador, to Quito, and in Quito I decided to go to a language school because I couldn’t speak any Spanish and I was going to spend a lot of time in South America. So, I thought it’d be very beneficial if I went to a language school. When I arrived in Ecuador, I found a hostel, stayed in there for a couple of days and then decided to go and find a good language school. I had 2 options at this time. Let’s call them Language School A and Language School B. Language School A was my first choice and I wanted to go there. So, I found where this was on a map, exited the hostel and thought “Okay, I need to turn right to go find this language school.” But, when I got out the map when I was outside a guy came over to me and he asked me “Where are you going? What are you trying to find?” And, I said, “I want to find this language school.” And he said, “No. It’s not that way. It’s that way.” And, I thought he was wrong but he was local, he was very confident and he said, “It’s definitely that way.” So, I started to walk in the direction in which he told me to go and after 5 minutes of walking I came to a junction and I saw the name of the street. So, I thought I’d look on my map to see where I was and to get directions. And, I’d realized that he sent me the wrong way. I was correct. He was wrong. He had sent me the wrong way. But, he had sent me towards Language School B, my second choice and it was pretty close. I decided just to go there, to go to that language school because it was really close to where I was. So, I made my way there. When I got to the second choice, Language School B, there were a couple of people in the office. There was a Canadian guy and a girl from Australia and they both told me how good this language school was. They told me about the parties they had, the teachers, the fact that you could stay in the language school. So, you can roll out of bed in the morning, start your language lessons and then enjoy the rest of the day. So, they convinced me to go to this language school so I just decided I was going to do it. I decided just to go for that language school instead of going back to my first choice and it was in this language school where I met my wife. So, she was studying at the time at university but during the summer she went over to the language school for a couple of weeks to improve her Spanish. We met. We connected. We got on really well and we started our relationship. Now, what’s interesting about this story is this. If that guy had given me the correct directions, then I wouldn’t have met my wife and I wouldn’t be living in the U.S. right now. So, it’s funny how these small things can make a big impact on your life and shape exactly what happens to you. Now, just to give you the rest of the story, I continued traveling for a few months, went back home and we continued our relationship before we moved to Spain. We spent a couple of years in Spain together and then moved here to the U.S. and we’ve been here for 5 years now. So, like I said at the beginning of this video, there is a free transcript, analysis, exercises and more examples that you can download. So, just click the link now and you can download this for free. Thank you for watching this video and I’ll see you next time. ---------- Click here to get more English listening practice: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLZOJurmtexYo_fVnU06ayQA7G5udAOM12 Please share this video if you found it useful. Thanks. Subscribe on YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/subscription_center?add_user=tofluency
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The Secret to Understanding Native English Speakers
 
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Get my program here: https://www.tofluency.com/tfp Get my book here: https://www.tofluency.com/5-step-plan/ This video explains how you can understand native English speakers. THE 3 PROBLEMS 1. Lack of vocabulary 2. Lack of grammar 3. Lack of exposure to real English The first two are obvious. If you don't know vocab or grammar, you won't understand when people speak. However, for those who have taken vocabulary and grammar lessons but still have problems, then focus on problem number three. Native speakers use relaxed pronunciation - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6DW-hMukEmc and they link words together too. The examples I gave you showed this. In order to overcome this problem, you need to: 1. Learn about this 2. Practice it 3. Listen to everyday English My program will help you. Join here: https://www.tofluency.com/tfp/
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Future Tenses in English: WATCH THIS to Finally Learn How to Use Them (LOTS OF EXAMPLES) 😀
 
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Learn how to talk about the future in English. We cover the present simple, continuous, and be going to with lots of examples. Enjoy! Get my book (free): https://www.tofluency.com/book/ Sentence Method (use this!): https://www.tofluency.com/sentence-method-english/ HOW TO USE FUTURE TENSES IN ENGLISH The example I gave at the start of the video was this: "My sister is coming tonight. She gets in at 5:10. I’m picking her up and then we’re going to get dinner." I used the present continuous, simple, and be going to. PRESENT CONTINUOUS FOR FUTURE ACTIONS We use them when we have arranged something. When something is fixed. For example: - My sister is coming tonight (she has a plane ticket) - I'm picking her up (we agreed to do this) - Paul is working tonight (he has to work - it has been arranged) - We’re having dinner with our friends on Friday (we have arranged this and our plans are fixed). USING THE PRESENT SIMPLE TO TALK ABOUT THE FUTURE This is for when something is on a timetable or schedule. For example: - She gets in at 5:10 (flights are on a schedule) - We open at tomorrow at 7:30 AM (this is what an owner of a cafe or shop might say)' - The movie starts at 8 (the cinema is on a timetable) BE GOING TO FOR FUTURE INTENTIONS This is the most common tense (it's not literally a tense, but don't worry about that) when talking about the future. We use this when we want to put the focus on intention. - We’re going to get dinner (we don't have specific plans yet) - We’re going to visit my wife’s family this spring (no official dates) - I’m going to clean the house before my sister arrives - Sarah can’t make it to the party because she’s going to study for her exam (Sarah is a good girl, but can be boring. That's why we broke up with her - see here: https://www.youtube.com/edit?o=U&video_id=ECZTLE8j1EI ) THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN GOING TO AND THE PRESENT CONTINUOUS In this example: I’m going to take the IELTS exam this summer - this shows intention. The exam hasn't been booked yet. However, in this example: I’m taking the IELTS exam this summer - it suggests that a date has been fixed. ********** Leave a comment below giving an example of one of these tenses. Thank you for watching! Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/tofluency Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/tofluency/ Music: http://epidemicsound.com
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Have to vs Must - Learn the Difference between these Modal Verbs (AJ #21)
 
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Have to vs Must: here is the difference between 'have to' and 'must'. Here is a quick summary: Both modal verbs can be used when talking about obligation. "Have to' is more common, especially in North America, but in the UK there is a subtle difference: 'must' is used for internal obligation and 'have to' is used for external obligation. We can also use 'must' for certainty. For example, you must be committed to learning English if you're reading the description! Please share this video if you found it useful. Thanks. Subscribe on YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/subscription_center?add_user=tofluency Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/tofluency Twitter: https://twitter.com/tofluency Google+: http://www.google.com/+Tofluencyenglish
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Where have you been, Jack?
 
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Future Perfect in English: How and When to Use & Examples
 
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Future Perfect in English: How and When to Use & Examples - watch this video to learn how to use this tense. Get your free book here: https://www.tofluency.com/5-step-plan/ Join my Facebook community: https://www.facebook.com/tofluency Join my program: https://www.tofluency.com/tfp/ HOW TO USE THE FUTURE PERFECT We use this tense to talk about a completed action before a specific time in the future. EXAMPLES OF THE FUTURE PERFECT By January 2018, I will have done it. By next week, they will have gone. By the time you get here, he will have left. Can you leave some examples? Thanks for watching!
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Learn English through Movies | How to Improve Your English by Watching Movies
 
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Learn English through Movies | How to Improve Your English by Watching Movies - https://www.tofluency.com/sentence-method-english/ It's frustrating to watch a movie in English that you don't understand. Watch this lesson to learn how you can better learn English through movies and then please share movies that are great for learning English. Free Book ➜ https://www.tofluency.com/5-step-plan/ ▼ Get Notifications of my latest videos ➜ http://www.youtube.com/subscription_center?add_user=tofluency ▼ //////// TRANSCRIPT //////// Hello, everybody! This is Jack from tofluency.com and welcome to this video lesson where I'm going to talk about watching movies in English. I see so many comments on my YouTube channel, my Facebook page and elsewhere from learners who tell me that they find it difficult to watch movies in English. And I'm sure if you're learning English that you find this difficult too. So, firstly, what I want to say and to help you feel better is that when I'm watching certain movies, I don't always understand what they say. Movies are difficult to understand - they use slang terms; they use very strong accents; and sometimes the audio is very low. And when the director is making a movie, he's not thinking about the dialogue so much - it's more about the artistic appearance of movies. So, know that native speakers have problems understanding certain movies too. But I know how annoying this can be because if you like movies then you want to watch them in English to practice. So, what I recommend you do is a couple of things: firstly, watch movies that you've already seen in your native language. Doing that helps you understand the general idea of what is happening. So, when you know what is happening in the movie, then you can guess the dialog; you can work out what they're saying from your experience and from the context. So, think about movies that you've seen - movies that you've enjoyed - in your native language and watch them again in English. Secondly, look for the transcript. So, if you really do enjoy watching movies, then I recommend getting the transcript, finding this online. Now, you can also turn on the subtitles too but sometimes these aren't entirely accurate. So, search for the movie transcript in Google, ok, then you'll be able to read what people say. Now, you might not want to read the entire transcripts but it's useful to maybe even have it on your phone while you're watching the movie and then you can pause and read what they say. Now, I also have a method that you can use to help you learn the new words and phrases that you learn from movies, so be sure to check out the description where I talk about this. This is called the sentence method. Finally, what I want to say is that if a movie is too difficult to understand, and you feel stressed, then watch something else instead. This might be another movie or maybe, even better for you, a TV show. Now, I recommend TV shows because the dialogue is easier to understand and also they repeat certain words and phrases over a few episodes, so if you used to watch Friends or if you watch it now, you'll understand that the different characters all say similar things over time. So, for example, Ross'll say certain things in every episode - but you also get used to the accent. You get used to their voice so that you can better understand what they're saying. Now, I have two things that I want you to do: firstly, please share any movies that you've seen in English that you think are good for English learners - so, leave the movie title in the comments section below. And then, secondly, tell me what you do when you watch movies: do you read transcripts? Do you have the subtitles on? How many movies do you watch? So, please share your experience with this. And if you have found this video useful, please share it with your friends. So, thank you for watching and I'll speak to you soon! ---------- Please share this video if you found it useful. Thanks. ▼ Get Notifications of my latest videos ➜ Subscribe on YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/subscription_center?add_user=tofluency ➜ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/tofluency ➜ Twitter: https://www.twitter.com/tofluency ➜ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/tofluency/ ➜ Snapchat: tofluency ➜ VK: http://vk.com/jackaskew ▼ Get my audiobook ➜ https://www.tofluency.com/5-step-plan-audiobook/ http://epidemicsound.com
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COME UP WITH - Learn English Phrasal Verbs!
 
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Learn how to use 'come up with' in this English lesson on phrasal verb! Free Book ➜ https://www.tofluency.com/5-step-plan/ Audiobook ➜ https://www.tofluency.com/5-step-plan-audiobook/ See all my phrasal verb lessons here: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLZOJurmtexYoK0ag3zbT8YWKatK3C82Zw ▼ Get Notifications of my latest videos ➜ http://www.youtube.com/subscription_center?add_user=tofluency ▼ //////// TRANSCRIPT //////// Hello! This is Jack from tofluency.com. Now, before I talk about the phrase and the phrasal verb for this lesson, I want to just tell you to get my free book. So, if you don't have this already, then click the link in the description or up here somewhere, and it will take you to a page where you can enter your details and download my book for free. I'm getting so many emails telling me how helpful this book is and I want you to get it - now if you already have the book, then consider get in my audio book as well - and I'll leave a link again around this page somewhere appear in the description; in the comments, so that you can learn more about this audio book. The other day I was talking to my wife about my teaching business and I love it when we can get time to talk about this because my wife comes up with some really good ideas from time to time. Ok, so I used the phrasal verb there: to come up with - to come up with something, or to come up with an idea, and this just means to generate an idea or to think about an idea. So, we use this a lot when we're talking about being creative; when we're thinking about solutions for problems or just thinking about ideas in general. Now, what I said to her was this: you always come up with good ideas you always come up with good ideas. Now, if you're talking to someone and they come up with a bad idea, something that you can say to them is this: is that the best you can come up with? Is that the best you can come up with? And basically, you're letting them know that their idea isn't very good. Is that the best you can come up with? T here's another phrase I want to share and I used this with my wife before we had a conversation, and I usually ask her this question: can I bounce some ideas off you? Can I bounce some ideas off you? And what this means is that I want to tell my wife some ideas that I have - to tell her about the ideas that I've come up with, and if I want to bounce ideas off her, and I want her to listen and for her to give me feedback. So, this is a great phrase to use if you want feedback on your ideas: can I bounce some ideas off you? I have one more example to share and then a question for you. Now, in my case, I come up with my best ideas in the shower. So, when I'm in the shower, I always come up with my best ideas - it's never when I'm at work but it's when I'm taking a shower. What I want to know is this: where do you come up with your best ideas? So, in which situations do you come up with your best ideas? I'm looking forward to reading your response, so please leave a comment below. If you have found this lesson useful, please share with your friends and I'll see you in the next video! ---------- Please share this video if you found it useful. Thanks. ▼ Get Notifications of my latest videos ➜ Subscribe on YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/subscription_center?add_user=tofluency ➜ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/tofluency ➜ Twitter: https://www.twitter.com/tofluency ➜ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/tofluency/ ➜ Snapchat: tofluency ➜ VK: http://vk.com/jackaskew ▼ Get my audiobook ➜ https://www.tofluency.com/5-step-plan-audiobook/
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WISH vs HOPE | A Fun English Grammar Lesson | Lots of Real Examples to Help You Learn (CC)
 
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Wish vs Hope: In this English lesson, I'm going to explain the difference between wish and hope and give you lots of real examples so that you can better understand how to use these two words. EXAMPLES OF HOPE AND WISH Here are all the examples that I used in this lesson. 0:01 I wish I had some shades 0:57 We hope that it stays in condition for many years to come 1:21 I hope it doesn’t rain tomorrow 1:25 He hopes a lot of people will go to his party 1:36 I wish it weren’t so bright right now 2:02 I wish the radio worked 2:14 I wish this car went a little faster 3:04 I wish I had planted different types of apple trees. 3:32 I hope we get a lot again next year. 4:01 I wish I had got this earlier 4:11 I hope it hasn’t been too annoying 4:24 I hope it stays this way 4:27 I hope it doesn’t rain 4:38 I just wish that more people watched my videos 4:48 I really hope you do so. HOW TO USE HOPE AND WISH | GRAMMAR LESSON Like I mentioned in the video, we use HOPE when we're talking about desired outcomes/results. We use WISH when we want a change of circumstance. When we want something to be different. BONUS TIP Think of using hope with the 1st conditional. For example: I hope it doesn't rain, but if it does, then we'll just do something else. Think of using wish with the 2nd conditional. For example: I wish I had more money. If I did, I would get that new car without thinking. Think of using wish (in the past) with the 3rd conditional. For example: I wish I had planted different types of trees. If we had done that, we would have had a lot of different apples last summer. Learn more about how to use wish and hope with expressions: http://www.bbc.co.uk/worldservice/learningenglish/grammar/learnit/learnitv38.shtml Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/tofluency Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/tofluency/ Get your free book: https://www.tofluency.com/5-step-plan/ Thanks for being here. Let me know if you ever have any questions. Music: http://epidemicsound.com
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Learn English Phrases: How to Talk About Sickness in English (Free Mp3 File!)
 
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Get your fluency phrases here: https://www.tofluency.com/sickphrases (it's FREE to download!) In this lesson, you're going to be able to talk about sickness in English by learning useful words, phrases, and idioms. You'll learn the difference between sore and ache, how to say things in British and American English, and you'll also learn how to talk in English using correct pronunciation. Here are some of the phrases that I used in this lesson: ◦ I don't feel very well ◦ I've got a terrible cold ◦ My legs are really sore today ◦ My back is killing me ◦ he has a temperature RELATED ENGLISH LESSONS: A Conversation about Sickness: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-1zq8Cps1QI English Idiom: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VxxUvP9cyvE Difference between British and American English: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_rtbvqb-_1E ENGLISH FLUENCY PROGRAM: My program gives you the method that will dramatically improve your speaking, grammar, and pronunciation and the materials you need to follow this method. Upon joining, you get lifetime and instant access to: ◦ the method that you need to use ◦ thousands of fluency phrases ◦ thousands of memory cards This method works and if you are ready to FINALLY speak English with confidence, I would love to have you. Learn more here: https://www.tofluency.com/tfp/ Sign up here: https://tofluency.samcart.com/products/join-tfp COMMON QUESTIONS: Q: Where are you from? A: I grew up in Preston, Lancashire, England. Q: How long have you been teaching? A: I've been teaching English since 2011. I ❤️ it! Q: How can I improve my English? A: Follow my method. I have a free lesson on that here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=grxHW6kDhiE Q: Do you have a book that I can download? A: Yes, I do. You can download it for free here: https://www.tofluency.com/book Q: What camera do you use? A: I use this and love it: https://www.tofluency.com/camera Q: What books do you recommend? A: I recommend graded readers. Learn more about this here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CbzGYCptGyE Q: Do you have any conversational videos? A: Yes! Here is a playlist: https://youtu.be/xUdoxLCDt20 *********** FOLLOW ME HERE: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/tofluency Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/tofluency/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/tofluency Want to send me a message? Do that here: https://www.tofluency.com/message (you'll also get messages from me!) Subscribe to this channel and turn on notifications to get all my latest lessons. And get my book here: https://www.tofluency.com/book
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English Books that Will Help You Reach a High Level of English Fast!
 
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English books that will help you reach a high levle of English - https://www.tofluency.com/5-step-plan/ ← Click here to download your free guide. One of the most common question I get asked is... "What books will help me reach a high level of English?" In this new video, I talk about the types of books you should be reading and why. Watch in HD! ----------- TRANSCRIPT Hello, this is Jack from tofluency.com and in this video we're going to talk about books, and more specifically, what books are going to help you reach a high level of English, so keep watching! As an English learner, there are so many books that you can buy and read to help you with your English. Now firstly, there are the type of books that are specifically made for English learners. This is, for example, grammar books, course books, text books and books have been adapted for your specific level. And then, obviously, they're also books that haven't been made, specifically, for English learners; books on a whole range of topics: fiction and also non-fiction. Now, I receive a lot of questions from English learners, and one of the main questions I receive: is: What books should I buy to help me on my journey to English fluency? Now, I can not recommend a specific book in this general sense because a book that's going to be good for you and that's going to help you on your journey might not be suitable for someone else. This is because we all have different interests and also we have different levels of English. The key is finding a book that you can understand; a book that isn't too difficult for you and your level right now and also finding a book that is going to really interest you; a book that you just can't put down. Now, as you progress with your English and if you are an immediate learner now, I recommend that you find more native materials.Find books at have not been written specifically for English learners; find books that are native - books that have just been written in different genres. And remember: Choose a book that is going to interest; find books on topics that you find interesting. This might be novels, non-fiction like history, sports or politics or maybe magazines and blogs. Additionally, if you can find the audio for the book, as well, then I really recommend that you do this. If you find books that come along with the audio it means you can listen and read at the same time, you can read a book and then listen later. Or maybe you just listen to the book. But having the audio is really gonna help you improve your English. One last tip: the mentality of choosing books is really important, and what I recommend, like I've said throughout this video, is that you find books that you want to read. Don't read books that you feel you have to read instead, read the books that you think, "Yes, I really want to read this book and I know I'm going to enjoy it." And if you don't enjoy the book don't feel like you have to read it - put it down and choose a different book instead. Here is a question for you: I want you to leave your answer below this video: What is your favorite book that you have read in English? What is your favorite book that you have read in English? Leave your answers below.. thanks for watching, and I'll see you next time! ----- Please share this video if you found it useful. Thanks. Here is the article on this topic: https://www.tofluency.com/books-in-en... Subscribe on YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/subscription_c... Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/tofluency Twitter: https://twitter.com/tofluency Google+: http://www.google.com/+Tofluencyenglish Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/tofluency
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Advanced English Listening Practice: I GOT SICK 🤒 (Learn Vocabulary Related to Sickness)
 
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Practice listening to advanced English in this lesson (with subtitles). You'll also learn words and phrases related to sickness (see the description for a list) Do 2 things if you're new: 1. Get my free book: https://www.tofluency.com/5-step-plan/ 2. Subscribe! ENGLISH WORDS AND PHRASES FROM THIS LESSON 0:15 I had to cancel my live lesson 0:28 I couldn’t get out of bed = the past of can 0:21 I knew I was coming down with something = I knew I was starting to get sick 0:38 normally, I’m full of energy = I have a lot of energy 0:46 I woke up with a fever = I woke up with a high temperature 0:54 I had a headache, I had a sore back = symptoms (notice how I describe them?) 1:07 I have to get better = I have to rest so that I overcome this sickness 1:20 I was wet through = I was soaked in sweat (gross!) 1:30 I wasn’t sure if I was going to wake up fully recovered = notice how we use ‘going to’ in the past? 1:43 it reminded me of the time I got typhoid = this is how to use remind (not remember) 1:55 I had just spent 10 days in Colombia = this shows you that it was before I got typhoid (past perfect) 2:08 I remember it was a Wednesday (not remind) 2:15 I just started to feel ill - I just started to feel sick (we can use these two words interchangeably) 2:31 I was sick = in this example, it means ‘vomit’ 3:07 she ran some tests = she tested my blood and vitals 3:35 I was prescribed some antibiotics = notice how I use the passive here? 4:03 We had just met in the language school = another example of the past perfect 4:18 I lost so much weight = the opposite of this is to gain/put on weight 4:55 she didn’t recognize me = she saw me but because I looked different, didn’t think it was me RESOURCES Live lesson: https://www.tofluency.com/live/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/tofluency Course: https://www.tofluency.com/tfp/
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When and How to Use 'Being' - 'to be' in the Continuous Tense (AJ #19)
 
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https://www.tofluency.com/5-step-plan - Learn when and how to use 'being' in English. I talk about how to use this in specific situations in the present continuous tense. //////// TRANSCRIPT //////// Hello. This is Jack from ToFluency.com and this is Ask Jack, the free series where I answer your questions about learning English and the English language. Today, we have a question from Vitaly. So, take it away, Vitaly. Vitaly from Russia asks, "When and how can I use ‘being’?" Thank you for this great question. So, I’m going to go through a few different ways that you can use being. The first thing to know is that we don’t normally use ‘to be’ in a continuous tense. Here’s an example. She is 33, not she is being 33. Now, hopefully she is being 33 sounds strange to you and this is because you have internalized the rules and the patterns and it just sounds weird saying that. So, we don’t normally use ‘to be’ in the continuous tense. Another example is, I am tired, not I am being tired. However, in some cases, we can use ‘to be’ in a continuous sense to describe temporary behaviors or actions. She is being silly today. So, we’re not saying that she is a silly person because that, when we say that we say she is silly. But, it’s a temporary behavior. She is being silly today. Another example is “You’re being really selfish.” So, maybe this person isn’t normally selfish but right now this person is being really selfish. “They were being extremely rude.” They aren’t normally rude. So, that’s given you an example of how we use it to describe people, they aren’t normally rude but in that moment they were being extremely rude. Now, we can also use being when we’re dealing with verb patterns and this is true for other verbs. For example, “I hate being late.” I hate being late. So, when we use hate, a lot of the time we use being or the gerund, “I being right.” So, I’m sure you feel this too. I love being right. And then, in the imperative: “Stop being silly.” So, parents say this to their children, “Stop being silly or stop being so silly.” We can also use being as a subject or after prepositions. For example, “Being an English teacher is a lot of hard work but it’s fun.” Being an English teacher is a lot of hard work but it’s fun. Being intelligent doesn’t mean you make good decisions. And then, after preposition, “The best thing I like about being older is…” That has given you an overview of how we can use this word in English. Now, remember, it’s not normally used in the present continuous tense but in certain circumstances and situations you can use it to describe temporary behaviors. Now, to learn more about how you can use this word, click the link now. It’s going to give you more examples and a further explanation and if you haven’t done so already, download my free book. It’s called the 5-step plan for English fluency and it’s going to show you how you can reach a higher level of English. So, thank you for watching this video and I’ll see you next time. ---------- Please share this video if you found it useful. Thanks. Subscribe on YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/subscription_center?add_user=tofluency Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/tofluency Twitter: https://twitter.com/tofluency Google+: http://www.google.com/+Tofluencyenglish
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Go Off - Meaning and Examples (English Phrasal Verbs)
 
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Learn what 'go off' means in this English phrasal verb video lesson. Full definition and examples. //////// TRANSCRIPT //////// Hello. This is Jack from tofluency.com, and in this English lesson you going to learn about the phrasal verb: go off. So, I'm going to show you the different ways that you can use this phrasal verb and give you examples so that you understand it, but first I'm going to show you how I used it... Yeah, it's a long day, it's a very long day and the alarm goes off at 5:45 at the moment. In the video, I said, "Yeah, it's a long day. It's a very long day and the alarm goes off at 5:45 at the moment." So, in this case, go off means that the alarm makes a noise to wake you up. So, my wife's alarm goes off at 5:45 in the morning - really early in the morning and it makes the noise so that she wakes up. Here is another example, That car alarm has been going off all day." So, in this case, the alarm in the car is making a noise. The fire alarm went off today at school. So, you can see a picture of a fire alarm and if a fire alarm goes off it means that that alarm makes a noise. Here is another way that you can use this phrasal verb: I think the milk has gone off. Can you smell it? In this case, it means that the milk isn't fresh so you can think about food and drink going off and this is when it isn't fresh any longer. In American English, they say go bad - I think the milk has gone bad. We also use go off in this way: the bomb went off at 9:35 a.m. and this means that the bomb exploded so you'll hear this on the news or read it in newspapers. And finally, we can also use it like this: I'm going off this show a little. I'm going off this show a little - and this just means to start to dislike something, so, I'm starting to dislike this television show - I'm going off this show a little. Now, my question for you is this: what time does your alarm go off in the morning? So, leave your answers below this video, thank you for watching and I'll see you next time! __________ See all my phrasal verb lessons here: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLZOJurmtexYoK0ag3zbT8YWKatK3C82Zw Subscribe on YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/subscription_center?add_user=tofluency
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Mixed Conditionals in English: If I had bought Bitcoin in 2011... 😲
 
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Learn how to use mixed conditionals in English by listening to my story of (nearly) investing in Bitcoin in 2011. Get your fluency book here: https://www.tofluency.com/book (it's FREE to download!) EXAMPLES: Zero Conditional: I get tired when I eat too much 1st Conditional: If it rains, we won't go to the party 2nd Conditional: I would do it if I had more time 3rd Conditional: I would have done it if I had more time MIXED CONDITIONALS - If I had bought Bitcoin in 2011, it would be worth $1.5 million today - If I hadn't met my wife in Ecuador, I wouldn't be living in America now - If he had listened during English class, he would have a higher level now - If I weren't going to that wedding, I would have gone out last night ENGLISH FLUENCY PROGRAM: My program gives you the method that will dramatically improve your speaking, grammar, and pronunciation and the materials you need to follow this method. This method works and if you are ready to FINALLY speak English with confidence, I would love to have you. Learn more here: https://www.tofluency.com/tfp/ Sign up here: https://tofluency.samcart.com/products/join-tfp COMMON QUESTIONS: Q: Where are you from? A: I grew up in Preston, Lancashire, England. Q: How long have you been teaching? A: I've been teaching English since 2011. I ❤️ it! Q: How can I improve my English? A: Follow my method. I have a free lesson on that here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=grxHW6kDhiE Q: Do you have a book that I can download? A: Yes, I do. You can download it for free here: https://www.tofluency.com/book Q: What camera do you use? A: I use this and love it: https://www.tofluency.com/camera Q: What books do you recommend? A: I recommend graded readers. Learn more about this here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CbzGYCptGyE Q: Do you have any conversational videos? A: Yes! Here is a playlist: https://youtu.be/xUdoxLCDt20 *********** FOLLOW ME HERE: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/tofluency Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/tofluency/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/tofluency Want to send me a message? Do that here: https://www.tofluency.com/message (you'll also get messages from me!) Subscribe to this channel and turn on notifications to get all my latest lessons. And get my book here: https://www.tofluency.com/book
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Should Have: How to Use it & Example Sentences (English Grammar - PDF Available)
 
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Should Have: How to Use it & Example Sentences (English Grammar) - In this video, you will learn how to use 'should have' and the difference between this and 'should'. Click here to download your free PDF summary of 'should have' - https://www.tofluency.com/should-have-pdf There are various ways to use this. Firstly, we use it to give recommendations or advice for past actions. Secondly, we use it to talk about things we regret doing. And finally, we use it to speculate about actions. Thanks for watching! YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/user/tofluency Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/tofluency Twitter: https://www.twitter.com/tofluency Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/tofluency/ Snapchat: tofluency VK: http://vk.com/jackaskew Have you got my audiobook yet? Click here to get it and start listening today: https://www.tofluency.com/5-step-plan-audiobook/
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Get Through | Learn Common English Phrasal Verbs
 
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Learn the following phrasal verb: get through. Full definition and lots of example! Free Book ➜ https://www.tofluency.com/5-step-plan/ ▼ Get Notifications of my latest videos ➜ http://www.youtube.com/subscription_center?add_user=tofluency ▼ //////// TRANSCRIPT //////// Hello! This is Jack from tofluency.com and welcome to this English lesson where we're going to look at the phrasal verb: get through. So first, let me show you an example of how I used it: this green tea is going to help me get through the afternoon it's going to taste good too. This clip came from snapchat. If you have snapchat and you're not following me on that platform then click the link to follow me because I share lots of interesting videos to help you improve your English. Now, in that clip, I talked about my green tea and I said this is going to help me get through the afternoon. So, the phrasal verb we're using here is to get through - to get through something: this means to deal with or manage a difficult situation. Now, in my case it wasn't a life or death situation - I was tired because i had just done a live lesson and I needed a green tea to help me get through the afternoon. So firstly, know that we can use it in lots of different examples, in fact, here are some more examples now to help you better understand how to use it: Now, imagine that your friend has just broken up with her boyfriend. At this moment she feels really upset and she needs help. What you can say to her is this: don't worry I'll help you get through this. I'll help you get through this - this means I'll help you overcome this difficult situation. Presentations can be difficult. People get nervous when they have to give a presentation but in most cases, if you get through the first five minutes then it gets easier and easier. So this means that if you get through the initial period, when it's the most difficult, then it will become easier later on in your presentation. The last example I have you is this - and this is a question that i asked my wife last November - do you think we have enough wood to get through the winter? I'm talking about firewood here and I'm asking her if she thinks that we have enough of this firewood to get through the winter. Now, there are other ways that you can use this phrasal verb and what I want you to do is: if you know how else we can use this to leave some examples below and I'll also make a follow-up video that goes through different ways we can use this phrasal verb. I also have a question for you: if you are feeling tired in the afternoon, do you eat or drink something to help you get through it? So in my case, I usually have a green tea. But what do you drink or what do you have to eat? Or are you always energetic in the afternoon? Please leave your comments below. Thank you for watching and I'll see you in the next lesson! ---------- Please share this video if you found it useful. Thanks. ▼ Get Notifications of my latest videos ➜ Subscribe on YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/subscription_center?add_user=tofluency ➜ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/tofluency ➜ Twitter: https://www.twitter.com/tofluency ➜ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/tofluency/ ➜ Snapchat: tofluency ➜ VK: http://vk.com/jackaskew ▼ Get my audiobook ➜ https://www.tofluency.com/5-step-plan-audiobook/
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Come vs Go & Come Back vs Go Back (AJ #22)
 
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https://www.tofluency.com/5-step-plan/ -Learn the difference between go and come and go back and come back. //////// TRANSCRIPT //////// Hello. This is Jack from tofluency.com and this video we're going to look at the difference between go and come - go back and come back. Zara asks, "What's the difference between come back and go back?" thank you for this great question so I'm going to actually show you some examples and give an explanation of the difference between come and go and then I'll show you some examples using the phrasal verbs that you asked about. So to go somewhere means to go to another place and we use this when we're talking about going to a place away from the speaker. And we use come when we're talking about coming to the place where we are now towards the speaker - to give you a better understanding of this here are two examples. Now, imagine that I'm at home and I say to my wife, "Want to go to Juicy Lucy's? Now, Juicy Lucy's is a burger restaurant near where we live and you can see a picture of a very large burger... but we use go because we're going away from the speaker. Want to go to Juicy Lucy's?" But then imagine I'm on the phone to a friend and I say to my friend, "Want to come here tonight? Want to come here tonight?" Because this is moving towards me. I'm here and I want my friend to come here. But my friend says to his friend, "I'm going to Jack's house tonight" because again my friend is moving away from the speaker from himself. Now, there's a little exception here and it's a good one to know when you're talking about your home, use come so I'm in the park and I say to a friend, "Want to come for dinner tonight?" Now, this is not moving towards me because I'm in the park but when we use home we always use come. Now here are some examples with come back and go back... "We're thinking of going back to Valencia for a few days next year." So again, this is moving away from me - from the speaker. And then, in a shop, they say, "Come back and see us again." so they want you, in the future, to return and come back to see them. So, hopefully, that has given you a better understanding of the difference between come and go and also come back and go back. Now, I've got a question for you... "Where have you been that you would love to go back to? So think about the places that you have traveled to and let me know where you would love to go back to. So, leave your comments below this video, thank you for watching, and I'll see you next time. ---------- Please share this video if you found it useful. Thanks. See all my phrasal verb lessons here: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLZOJurmtexYoK0ag3zbT8YWKatK3C82Zw Subscribe on YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/subscription_center?add_user=tofluency Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/tofluency Twitter: https://twitter.com/tofluency Google+: http://www.google.com/+Tofluencyenglish
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VERB + INFINITIVE or GERUND? LEARN ENGLISH VERB PATTERNS & GET 35 ENGLISH PHRASES (FREE AUDIO!)
 
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Get your free gift here: https://www.tofluency.com/vp (it's FREE to download!) This English lesson explains when to: 1. use the INFINITIVE after verbs 2. use the GERUND after verbs For example: 1. I want to see her 2. I enjoy seeing her The bad news is this: there are no rules that tell you how to do this. The good news is this: at https://www.tofluency.com we do things differently. Be sure to get your free gift = https://www.tofluency.com/vp - as it shows you how to use our method and you'll get 35 sentences on your mp3 file. VERBS + PREPOSITIONS + GERUND 1. I'm thinking about going there 2. I apologize for saying that MORE THAN ONE PERSON 1. I want him to do it 2. She asked me to give it to her TWO MEANINGS 1. I stopped smoking = I gave up smoking 2. I stopped to smoke = I stopped doing something so that I could smoke ALL TENSES 1. I want you to do it 2. I wanted you to do it 3. I'm going to want you to do it RELATED LESSONS: 1. Stop to do vs stop doing: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Sv3P0ciy30M 2. All my lessons with verb patterns: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLZOJurmtexYrjeies8vUKUVA_Qqa9I1lF ENGLISH FLUENCY PROGRAM: My program gives you the method that will dramatically improve your speaking, grammar, and pronunciation and the materials you need to follow this method. This method works and if you are ready to FINALLY speak English with confidence, I would love to have you. Learn more here: https://www.tofluency.com/tfp/ Sign up here: https://tofluency.samcart.com/products/join-tfp COMMON QUESTIONS: Q: Where are you from? A: I grew up in Preston, Lancashire, England. Q: How long have you been teaching? A: I've been teaching English since 2011. I ❤️ it! Q: How can I improve my English? A: Follow my method. I have a free lesson on that here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=grxHW6kDhiE Q: Do you have a book that I can download? A: Yes, I do. You can download it for free here: https://www.tofluency.com/book Q: What camera do you use? A: I use this and love it: https://www.tofluency.com/camera Q: What books do you recommend? A: I recommend graded readers. Learn more about this here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CbzGYCptGyE Q: Do you have any conversational videos? A: Yes! Here is a playlist: https://youtu.be/xUdoxLCDt20 *********** FOLLOW ME HERE: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/tofluency Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/tofluency/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/tofluency Want to send me a message? Do that here: https://www.tofluency.com/message (you'll also get messages from me!) Subscribe to this channel and turn on notifications to get all my latest lessons. And get my book here: https://www.tofluency.com/book Music: http://epidemicsound.com
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Tips for English Speaking Exams (IELTS, TOEFL, FCE, CAE)
 
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https://www.tofluency.com/speakingexam - Are you taking an exam where your English speaking will be assessed? If so, watch this video to get the tips you need to prepare for it properly. Tip #1: Research the exam and know what it will be like Tip #2: Know what questions you are going to be asked Tip #3: Work on your general speaking (pronunciation) Tip #4: Get feedback on your speaking Get these tips written down and two bonus tips as part of your free download: www.tofluency.com/speakingexam Please share this video if you found it useful. Thanks. Subscribe on YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/subscription_center?add_user=tofluency Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/tofluency Twitter: https://twitter.com/tofluency Google+: http://www.google.com/+Tofluencyenglish
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5 Business English Phrasal Verbs You Need to Know (Advanced)
 
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Take the quiz here: https://teacherjack.typeform.com/to/neiwaS Are you ready to learn some phrasal verbs that can be used in business settings? Good! Let's go! GO UP & GO DOWN: These were taken from this lesson: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_BPrd1aWI4M 1: COME UP (WITH) If something HAS COME UP, this means that something has happened. - I have to cancel the meeting. Something has come up. To come up with an idea or a plan means to think about an idea or a plan. - we need to come up with a better strategy for this year - I need to constantly come up with new ideas for you! 2: LAY OFF This is similar to fire or to sack. But it suggests that it's because of the company's fault. - I think they are going to lay off a bunch of people soon - I was laid off last month (passive) - I think I might be laid off soon 3: RUN BY/PAST This means to ask for approval or an opinion on an idea/strategy. - When I came up with new ideas, I had to run them by my boss first - I ran my ideas by my coworkers too - Can I run my business idea past you later? - Run it by me first 4: TURN DOWN This means to reject. - I turned down promotion in 2007 - I can't believe they turned down our offer 5: TALK OVER This means to discuss something. - I'll need to talk it over with my coworkers TAKE THE QUIZ HERE: https://www.tofluency.com/quiz-business-english-phrasal-verbs/ ENGLISH FLUENCY PROGRAM: My program gives you the method that will dramatically improve your speaking, grammar, and pronunciation and the materials you need to follow this method. This method works and if you are ready to FINALLY speak English with confidence, I would love to have you. Learn more here: https://www.tofluency.com/tfp/ Sign up here: https://tofluency.samcart.com/products/join-tfp COMMON QUESTIONS: Q: Where are you from? A: I grew up in Preston, Lancashire, England. Q: How long have you been teaching? A: I've been teaching English since 2011. I ❤️ it! Q: How can I improve my English? A: Follow my method. I have a free lesson on that here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=grxHW6kDhiE Q: Do you have a book that I can download? A: Yes, I do. You can download it for free here: https://www.tofluency.com/book Q: What camera do you use? A: I use this and love it: https://www.tofluency.com/camera Q: What books do you recommend? A: I recommend graded readers. Learn more about this here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CbzGYCptGyE Q: Do you have any conversational videos? A: Yes! Here is a playlist: https://youtu.be/xUdoxLCDt20 *********** FOLLOW ME HERE: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/tofluency Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/tofluency/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/tofluency Want to send me a message? Do that here: https://www.tofluency.com/message (you'll also get messages from me!) Subscribe to this channel and turn on notifications to get all my latest lessons. And get my book here: https://www.tofluency.com/book
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Catch Up On Something - Learn English Phrasal Verbs 😀
 
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Learn how to use the phrasal verb: catch up on something. I give you two great examples. Free Book ➜ https://www.tofluency.com/5-step-plan/ ▼ Get Notifications of my latest videos ➜ http://www.youtube.com/subscription_center?add_user=tofluency Please share this video if you found it useful. Thanks. ▼ Get Notifications of my latest videos ➜ Subscribe on YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/subscription_center?add_user=tofluency ➜ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/tofluency ➜ Twitter: https://www.twitter.com/tofluency ➜ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/tofluency/ ➜ Snapchat: tofluency ➜ VK: http://vk.com/jackaskew ▼ Get my audiobook ➜ https://www.tofluency.com/5-step-plan-audiobook/
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Do the Shopping vs Go Shopping: Explanation and Examples
 
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https://www.tofluency.com/tools - Learn about the phrase "do the shopping" in this free English lesson. I compare this to the phrase, "go shopping." Full explanation and examples. //////// TRANSCRIPT //////// Hello, everybody, this is Jack from To Fluency with a short English lesson that's going to look at the phrase "do the shopping." And I'm actually going to compare this phrase to another that's quite similar that's going to help you understand the difference between the too. Now, I used this phrase in a video that I put on Facebook, so let's have a look at that video now. "Hello, this is Jack from To Fluency. I'm just about to do the shopping. How often do you do the shopping? Let me know!" So, in the video, I said the following, "Hello, this is Jack from To Fluency. I'm just about to do the shopping. How often do you do the shopping? Let me know!" So, in this situation, do the shopping means to buy food. Now, it can also be specific to something else, for example, if you're in an office, you can say, "I'm going to do the shopping this week" if it's buying supplies or buying something for the office. But generally speaking, we use it the most when we're talking about groceries or food. So, that's why I said, I'm just about to do the shopping. Now, we can compare this to the phrase - go shopping - which is more general, and that can mean shopping for anything. And usually, as well, it means it's a little bit more fun, because "do the shopping" is like a chore; something we have to do, whereas "go shopping" is more like an activity, a fun activity. So, let's have a look at more examples now: We need to do the shopping today; let's go shopping this afternoon; I always do the shopping at the weekend. Now, my question for this video is this: How often do you do the shopping? How often do you do the shopping? Leave your answers below this video. Thanks for watching, and see you next time! ---------- Please share this video if you found it useful. Thanks. Here is the article on this topic: https://www.tofluency.com/do-go-shopping Subscribe on YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/subscription_center?add_user=tofluency Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/tofluency Twitter: https://twitter.com/tofluency Google+: http://www.google.com/+Tofluencyenglish
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