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Life in the UK – Shopping

Join Judy and Ed in the queue at the department store. Will they be able to get any bargains at the sales?

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Life in the UK – The Royal family

Judy and Ed visit Buckingham Palace. Will they drink a tea with the Queen? Find out more in our video.

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Life in the UK – Families

Ed and Judy talk about their family tree and vocabulary we use when we talk about our relatives. Subscribe: https://bit.ly/38OHYtL Ed on Instagram https://bit.ly/2Xt4F2Q

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Life in the UK – On the beach

Ed, likes to beside the seaside, but does Judy? Join them on their holiday and learn some vocabulary connected to the beach. Subscribe: https://bit.ly/38OHYtL Ed on Instagram https://bit.ly/2Xt4F2Q

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Life in the UK – Homes

Is an Englishman’s home really a castle? My wife Judy and I will give you some vocabulary we use for living in houses and flats.

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Life in the UK – Stereotypes

Do people in the UK really sit in the sun at midday? My wife Judy and I will tell you about the stereotypical clichés of people in the UK.

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Life in the UK – The Weather

Do the people in the UK talk about the weather? My wife Judy and I will tell you about the number one neutral discussion topic.

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Life in the UK – The History of Music

Music in the UK has been very popular since the swinging sixties, though, glam rock, punk, the New Romantics and Britpop to the stars of today, like Ed Sheeran and Adele.

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Life in the UK – Politeness

Are the people in the UK too polite? My wife Judy and I will tell you about the ways of apologising and examples of good manners.

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Life in the UK – Slang

In our latest video, my wife Judy and I will tell you about the usage of colloquial language in the UK. Watch real examples with definitions.

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Life in the UK – Travelling

In my latest video, I will tell you about travelling in the UK, including the crazy roundabouts, driving on the left, as well as some recommendations of places you can drive.

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Life in the UK – Humour

What makes people in The UK laugh? In this video, we will look at some of the TV comedy classics as well as different types of humour used.

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Life in the UK – Food

Who doesn’t love a big English breakfast, or Welsh rarebit? Find out about the food in Scotland and Northern Ireland, as well as the influence of foreign cuisine.

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Life in the UK – History of sports

In this video from our ‘Life in the UK’ series, I will explain the history of sport in The UK, from the setting up of governing bodies for the individual sports to the popularity of football, cricket, rugby today. Along the way, I will give you some interesting vocabulary, expressions, and phrases.

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Life in the UK – In the Pub

In the first video in our ‘Life in the UK’ series, we visit a typical pub and give you some interesting vocabulary, expressions and phrases, you will hear and can use, when you next visit a public house. Cheers!

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Offering help

It is a generally accepted fact, that when we offer people help, we feel good about ourselves. A real win-win situation, where everyone benefits. Let’s take a look together at the different phrases that we can use

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Showing Interest

Every day we talk to different people, and it is important that we give some audible signs, that we are listening to them! Learn these useful phrases and vocabulary for showing interest in English.

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Expressing opinions

Knowing how to express your opinion in English is very important, because you want people to know what you think! Learn these useful phrases and vocabulary to express your opinion in formal and informal situations.

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Thanking

Being able to thank in English is very important, because as everyone knows, it is a very polite language! Learn these useful phrases and vocabulary to show your appreciation in formal and informal situations.

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Telephoning – getting through

Nowadays, we spend more time than ever on our mobile phones and sometimes we even make a telephone call! In this video, I would like to give you some essential phrases for making and receiving telephone calls.

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Telephoning – Phrases and closing

In this video, I will give you some phrases we can use to exchange and confirm information, leave messages on answerphones, plus phrases to show interest and end the call.

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Interrupting

Nobody likes to be interrupted, but when we are listening, we sometimes feel it’s necessary to do it. Here are some for politely interrupting in English.

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Arranging a meeting

For this video, I’ve given you some phrases of how to arrange a meeting in English. Learn how to ask and answer, either in a positive, negative, or tentative way. I have also included some examples of the prepositions ‘in, at, and on’ for time expressions.

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Leading a meeting

Have you ever had to be the chairperson of a meeting? It is important that you sound authoritative. Therefore, you should choose the words you use, very carefully. I have listed some useful phrases for every stage of the meeting. One good way to get everyone’s attention before the meeting starts, is to clap your hands and say, ‘let’s get down to business!’

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Invitations

Let us have a look at how we can invite people in various situations, as well as the phrases we can use to accept or reject the invitations. These situations include wedding, lunch and party invitations.

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Greetings

We greet people every day, sometimes more than once. Today we are going to focus on the different ways of greeting someone, either personally or on the telephone. Here are some useful vocabulary and phrases to use when you meet and greet!

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Saying Goodbye

Regardless of how many people we meet every day, we eventually have to say goodbye to them. This video gives you some tips on how to bid your farewells, as well as how to respond to these phrases, and finally some colloquial expressions we use, with people we know well.

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Checking understanding 

With so much information being transferred nowadays, it’s not surprising that some of it might get mixed up. Therefore, it’s necessary that we check with the people we are talking to, just to be sure that we’ve understood everything correctly. 

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Presentations: Closing and Signposting

The second video on presentations, focusses on phrases we can use to use charts to illustrate your points, how you can deal with interruptions as well as signposting, tips to paraphrase your sentences, ways to indicate that you are coming to the end of your talk and how you can hand over to the next speaker.

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Presentations: Greetings and Signposting

With good preparation and the right choice of phrases, you will sound more confident, when you have to give your next presentation. This video will give you some useful phrases to introduce yourself, get audience feedback, signposting, as well as how to give examples

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Giving Advice

The following video gives you practical examples of how you can give advice in English, using modal verbs, polite recommendations, question forms, conditionals and the imperative. We hope that this advice we have given you will help you do the same for others!

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Describing Trends: Giving Reasons and Graphs

This video looks at how we can use different phrases when we describe trends. Additionally, you can see the charts we use for trends, as well as the movements visually represented on line graphs. This is one of four videos I have made to explain Describing Trends.

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Describing Trends: Adjectives and Adverbs

This video looks at the use of adjectives and adverbs, that we can use to be more descriptive when we describe the movement of trends. This is one of four videos I have made to explain Describing Trends.

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Describing Trends: Verbs and Nouns

This video looks at the verbs, including phrasal verbs, that we use to describe upward, downward and horizontal movements. Additionally, we have corresponding nouns that we can use, when we want to rephrase our sentences. This is one of four videos I have made to explain Describing Trends.

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Describing TrendsTenses and Prepositions

This video focuses on trend phrases, using the correct tenses and prepositions, which will ensure you will be clear and concise, when you talk about trends. This is one of four videos I have made to explain Describing Trends.

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Apologising

We say sorry on average 7 times a day and will apologise as often as 200,000 times in our lives! Learn 15+ ways how to apologise in English in different situations, as well as how to respond to apologies. Find out the phrases for apologising in advance too!

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Congratulating

In this video we will look at some other phrases we can use for passing on our congratulations in different situations. Whether it be for a friend, who has got a new job, a son or daughter, who has scored a great goal at a football match, we have the suitable words or phrases for you to use!

Congratulating

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Corona Virus

The following video which contains words, that will help you to talk about the Coronavirus and viruses in general. The Coronavirus – also known as COVID-19, is very serious, because of the effects it has had on so many people, on a global basis.

 

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Homes

The following video contains words and phrases that will help you to talk about homes. We have combined photos with the names of all things concerning homes, including the different types of dwellings, the room names, as well as verbs and adjectives connected to this topic.

 

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