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08 common Interview question and answers - Job Interview Skills
 
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08 common Interview question and answers - Job Interview Skills 1. "Tell me a little about yourself." You should take this opportunity to show your communication skills by speaking clearly and concisely in an organized manner. Because there is no right or wrong answer for this question, it is important to appear friendly. 2. "What are your strengths?" This is a popular interview question. They want to know what you think of yourself. Although this is a general question, there is a wrong and right answer. The wrong answer is a generic answer saying you are organized and friendly. Although it will not hurt you during the interview, it will certainly not help you either. Answer this question based on the type of job you are applying for. 3. "What are your weaknesses?" For this answer, you should display a weakness that can be seen as a strength. There are many types of answers that will work. Some answers will be good answers for certain jobs, while the same answer will be a bad answer for a different job. Select an answer that will work for the position you are applying for. 4. "Where do you see yourself in five years?" This question primarily depends on where you are in your career. A person with 5 years of experience will have different goals than a person with no work experience.This question is asked to see how serious a candidate is about his or her career. Some people might not know their goals, and some people might have goals of becoming rich and retiring early. Those are incorrect answers for this question. The type of answer you want to give is an ambitious answer that shows you really love your career. A good interviewer will read between the lines and find out if a person is going to be a hard worker or just a mediocre one. Being descriptive and shooting for a big goal is something interviewers want to hear. 5. "What do you know about our company?" A typical job interview question, asked to find out how much company research you have conducted, is "What do you know about this company?" Prepare in advance, and in a word, research, so you can provide relevant and current information about your prospective employer to the interviewer. 6. "Are you good at dealing with change?" Dealing with change is common in the work place. A simple yes will not be sufficient to impress the interviewer. This is another type of question where everyone will have similar answers. Of course everyone is going to claim being excellent dealing with change. You got to communicate that you are really good at dealing with change. 7. "Do you work well under pressure?" In most cases, the best answer to this question is answering yes. Working well under pressure is a good trait to have. However, I think if you answer that you work the same with pressure and without pressure, the interviewer will be more impressed. However, you will need to explain in words why this is better. 8. "How do you make important decisions?" There are many ways to answer this question, and if you have a reasonable method of making decisions, it will probably be sufficient. One answer I thought of included not being afraid of asking your manager. You can follow up by saying even the best needs mentoring, and you always want to improve. So basically, this could work as an answer, but depending on the job, you might have a better shot with an answer like my example.
Using May and Might - Basic English Grammar Lesson
 
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Using May and Might - Basic English Grammar Lesson In this video podcast Rachna brings out the basic difference between the common expressions May and Might, Students often get confused while using these expressions, Rachna explains the correct usage of May and Might with the help of example sentence for better understanding. Enjoy!
How to build your spoken English confidence? - Speak English fluently and confidently.
 
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How to build your spoken English confidence? - Speak English fluently and confidently. Speaking a foreign language can be really intimidating. You know that you're probably making mistakes. You're worried that you might say something offensive and make people angry. It's stressful! It's hard to make yourself speak when you don't feel confident, but to get better at speaking English, you have to practice. So where do you start? How can you become more confident with speaking English? 1. Fake it 'till you make it! There's a saying in English, "Fake it 'till you make it." It means to pretend to be good at something, and pretend to feel confident. As you continue and build your skill, your fake confidence will be replaced by real confidence. When you get a chance to speak to people in English, take it! Stand up straight and tall. Jump into the conversation and speak as if you're completely fluent. 2. Realize that your mistakes don't matter. When I was a teenager, I used to think that everyone at school was looking at me and judging what I looked like, what I wore, and how I acted. As I got older, I realized that no one really cared what I did; they were too busy worrying about themselves. That's true of your English skill, too. The people you're speaking with probably don't care whether your grammar is good or bad. They have their own problems to worry about. Not only that, but English speakers are already used to understanding foreign accents. Most English-speaking countries have a lot of residents who were born in different countries. So native English speakers have a lot of experience with speaking to people with different accents. They may not even think about the fact that your English isn't perfect. 3. Take it easy. Just because you're speaking to someone in English doesn't mean that you have to try out every word and every grammatical structure you know. When you're in a conversation, your first job is just to listen to the other person. If you're listening carefully, you won't have time to worry about your own language problems. Your next job is to respond to what other people are saying. Your response can be a smile or frown, a few simple words, or a short question. It doesn't have to be complicated. Don't feel like you have to express every idea that you have in English. Some of your ideas might be too complicated for you to talk about right now. It's OK to save them for later and say something a little simpler instead. 4. Prepare. In the end, the best way to feel confident is to become a better English speaker. Certain kinds of practice can be really helpful for boosting your confidence: Practicing speaking will make you a better speaker. Even if you speak by yourself, you're training the muscles of your mouth and throat to produce English sounds. Reviewing things that you've learned in the past, rather than trying to learn new things, can make you feel more sure about what you're saying. If you know that you're going to talk about a specific topic, learning specific vocabulary for that topic will make you feel a lot more prepared. For example, if you're going to a job interview, make sure that you know how to describe your education background and job history. Do you have any other tips for improving your English speaking confidence? Share them in the comments!
What's the difference between "in time" and "on time"? - English Grammar lesson ( Prepositions)
 
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What's the difference between "in time" and "on time"? The phrases "in time" and "on time" are very similar in meaning, but English speakers use them in slightly different situations. In this lesson Niharika brings out the difference between the two time phrases: On time : Doing something "on time" means meeting an appointment, or meeting a time that has been set by someone. For example: I hardly ever get to work on time. Peter wants to start the meeting on time. In time : Doing something "in time" means doing it before a deadline, or doing it before it becomes unavailable: For Example: The ambulance arrived just in time at the accident spot. If you don't submit your project in time, you will be fired. If you make a mistake with choosing "on time" or "in time", it's not a big problem. Other English speakers might notice your mistake, but they probably won't get upset about it.
job Interview skills
 
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✅ https://youtu.be/puNo0sxC3VI 👉 Check the latest Video - American Idioms I love to use the most? Pooja Meets HR Manager Namrata for an Interview for the position of a customer service executive
How to Use BEING in English? – English Grammar Lesson for beginners
 
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Uses of ‘being’ – English Grammar Lesson ‘Being’ is the present participle of the verb ‘be’. It is not used very often. In this lesson, you are going to learn the three basic uses of ‘being’. 1. ‘Being’ is used in the continuous tense to talk about a person’s action or behavior: Example: You are being silly. Example: He was being naughty. Note: Do not use ‘being’ to talk about a person’s feeling. Example: I am being delighted to meet you. (Incorrect) Example: I am delighted to meet you. (Correct) 2. It is used in the present and past continuous passive voice to show continuity of the action in the present or past. Example: Dinner is being cooked by mother. (Present continuous passive voice) Example: A kite was being made by John. (Past continuous passive voice) 3. It replaces ‘as’, ‘because’ and ‘since’: Example: Being late, he couldn't watch the match. (as he was late, because he was late, since he was late) Example: Being a friend of the actor, I am often invited to his parties. (As I am a friend, because I am a friend, since I am a friend)
Job Interview Question & Answers for freshers - Free Job Interview tips & English Lessons
 
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Job Interview Question & Answers for freshers - Free English Lessons. Blog : http://www.learnex.in Website : http://www.letstalkpodcast.com Facebook : http://www.facebook.com/letstalkpodcast youtube : http://www.youtube.com/learnexmumbai Straight out of college and looking for a job or probably you already have an interview lined up. Here are few tips for freshers that will help to ace the job interview.You have completed your education and heading towards a new phase of life and you really don't want to goof up. So let's look at some tips to answer the most common questions asked to a fresher in a job interview. 1) Tell me about yourself..... Remember the person asking you about yourself is not someone you met in a coffee shop,if all goes well he or she will be your boss or your employer. So answers like "I love being on Facebook all day long" or "I changed 3 girlfriends in my four years of college" will not be the right thing to say. The things that you need to mention is your education background,some information about your parents or your siblings but you need not get into detail.Also you can talk about the things you like to do in your free time or something about your personality traits. 2) Why should we hire you? The purpose of this question is to see if you are really interested in taking up this job or you are here just because you are jobless or probably you want to make some quick money to buy a new smart phone. Relate the job requirements to your candidature and explain why your are a suitable candidate for this job.A company would like to hire you only if you can add some value to the organisation. So focus on your skills and how helpful can it be for what you are being interviewed. Talk about your abilities such as you grasp new things quickly or you have a very flexible attitude. These are some qualities that a organisation looks forward for in a fresh graduate. 3) Talk about your strengths: You need to prepare for this one way in advance before an interview. List all your strengths in a notepad and try to find ways to back those traits. For example " I have always submitted all my projects and assignments before the deadline date". This speaks about you being punctual. Another example :I was leading a team for a big college presentation" so this speaks about your leadership qualities. Don't boast about how goo you are but do tell the facts and do't lie. 4) Are you planning for future studies? One should answer this question very tactfully. The company wants to know if you are here for good or you will just make use of their training resources and say goodbye to them. SO if you are pursuing further studies make sure you mention it and give a reason to it. Also if you are taking distance education or part time courses its important for you to mention it as you will need to take leaves for exams. 5) What do you know about our company: Don't just wake up in the morning get dressed and go for the interview. This question is one reason to do some research about the company. Use the search tools on the internet or go through the website, see and understand what the company is into, what are their products or who are their clients and so on. Don't end up asking silly question like are you good pay masters or who are your competitors etc. Always practice your answers with full confidence, good enthusiastic tone and maintain a good body language. Make sure you give assurance to the company that you are here to build a long term relationship with the organisation and add value to it.
Using Should, Could and Would have done correctly - English Grammar lesson
 
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Using Should | Could | Would have done correctly -- English Grammar lesson Take the test : http://www.learnex.in/using-should-could-would-have-done-correctly A lot of people get confused while using should/could/would with 'have + past participle verb'. In this lesson, you will understand the difference between three sentence structures and when to use them appropriately. 1. I should have completed my graduation : ('should' is used when a past duty/obligation not fulfilled. Also, when something was the correct thing to do in the past.) You should have been more careful while travelling. (something that was the right thing to do in the past, but you didn't) 2. I could have completed my graduation : ('could' is used to express a past possibility, or an option you had in the past). You could have helped me yesterday . (you had the option to help, but you chose not to) 3. I would have completed my graduation : ('would' is used to express that you do or don't do something due to circumstances and is used in past conditionals). If I had gone to the beach, I would have gotten a tan. (it's an imaginary of something in the past).
A True Story of a Carpenter - Inspirational | Motivation | Personality Development
 
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✅ https://youtu.be/puNo0sxC3VI 👉 Check the latest Video - American Idioms I love to use the most? A True story of a Carpenter, who plans to retire from work, an inspiring story to achieve the best in life.
Daily English Vocabulary E-03  - I ran over time
 
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Learn a new word every day. FREE online lesson with a native speaker. Idioms for the advanced English language learner. Lesson 3
Present Perfect Continuous Tense VS Past Perfect Continuous Tense ( English Grammar Lesson)
 
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Present Perfect Continuous Tense VS Past Perfect Continuous Tense ( English Grammar Lesson) Present perfect continuous: is used to speak about an action that started in the past and is still on in the present. The action is not completed. Example: I have been working at ABC for 5 years. (I started working 5 years ago, and I am still working currently) Example: I am angry. I have been waiting for you for two hours. (from 2 pm-4 pm I have been waiting) Example: It has been raining since last night. (last night, it started raining at 10 pm and it is still raining this morning) Past perfect continuous: to show that something started in the past and continued until another time in the past. The action is not on in the present. Example: I had been working at ABC for 5 years. (I started working in 2009 and resigned in Dec’14. Now, I am not working at ABC company. So, we use the past perfect continuous) Example: I was angry. I had been waiting for John for two hours. (yesterday, the action of waiting was on for 2 hours) Example: The road was wet. It had been raining for many hours yesterday. (yesterday, the action of raining started and went on for a couple of hours and then stopped. It is not raining in the present)
05 tips - How to speak fluent English easily without any fear? - Free English Lessons
 
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05 tips To Overcome Spoken English Fear - Free English Lessons Can you disagree with the fact that you have experienced fear of speaking at least once in a lifetime? Especially when English is not your native language. Every single person on this earth has felt fear at a certain point of time in his life. Though fear is an emotion that we would best like to avoid, it creeps up every once in a while. It is true that you cannot avoid fear of speaking English if you are not well versed with it, , but you can certainly follow tips by Niharika that will help you to remain level-headed in situations that can otherwise make you scared. Understand Your Fear Try to understand why you fear to speak in English or what causes you to fear. Only when you have identified the source of your fear to speak English , you start on the process of overcoming it. You can start by listing all your fears to speak in English on your notepad and then striking them off once you have overcome them. Breathe Deep Taking deep breaths when you are scared or at loss of words while speaking, it helps you relax to a great extent and gets your thought process rolling back. Make sure that you exhale longer than you inhale. Fear will automatically reduce since you will also calm down. This can also help you to think things and look out for words more effectively. Chalk Out A Plan & Be Positive Always have a plan for situations which may not bring you certain results. For instance, you may be afraid to attend an interview in fear of being answering correctly, though you know what to answer.. You may also fear a date for similar reasons or may feel scared about losing your job as you do not know how life will be after that. But in all these situations, you can chalk out a plan beforehand,think of what you wana speak, the words you will use, a plan will bring you favorable results and thus kill all fears. Though plans do not work always, a positive attitude always does, therefore think positive in every walk of life. Many people are scared speaking publicly . If you too fall in the same category, make it a point to learn the thing that you fear doing. Even if you fail once or twice, don’t give up on your hope and practice hard to overcome your fear. Switch off the lights when you are alone in a room and speak to your self on any topic, may how your day was today. How will you discuss the movie you saw last weekend etc. . You can be assured that nothing is going to attack you! Once when you have confronted your fear by actually performing the same thing that you fear, you will successfully kill your fear. Boost Up Confidence Sometimes, fear of speaking in English is the result of extreme low belief in oneself and low confidence. Practice the language,, watch English videos which help to boost self confidence. For example, you can stand in front of the mirror and pretend to speak to a stranger, so that you do not have to fear mingling with a new group of people the next time you come across one. This exercise can also help you overcome stage fright. Seek Expert Help If nothing seems to be working for you and you still feel intermittently scared to speak in English, there is no harm in seeking an experts help, Join English training classes, , you might actually be able to get rid of your fear to speak in English. You will find that, you are not just alone with the same situation Nowadays, Do not feel afraid; always know that there is an end to every fear. Keep the scary ghosts at bay and enjoy life the way it is meant to be enjoyed!
Adverbs those often cause difficulty -  still, yet, and already. - English Grammar lesson
 
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Adverbs those often cause difficulty - still, yet, and already. - English Grammar lesson Take the quiz : http://www.learnex.in/adverbs-those-often-cause-difficulty-still-yet-and-already Three adverbs that often cause difficulty are still, yet, and already. They are all used when actions are going to happen, or are expected to happen, or were unexpected around the present time. Here we go into more detail about the difference between still, yet and already. Still Still - Still is used to talk about an action or situation which continues to the present because it has not finished.It often refers to something happening for a longer period than expected. Still is followed by a verb and sometimes by an adjective and it goes in the middle of a sentence. Examples - Do you still live with your parents? I'm still upset with your behavior. It is still raining. Yet Yet - We use yet mostly in questions and negative sentences. Using yet shows that we are expecting something to happen or has happened. Yet comes at the end of a sentence or a question and is used with present perfect. Examples Has he finished yet? Have they seen the film yet? They haven't paid yet. Often we use still and yet together in a sentence to explain why an action is being continued. Examples I am still going to the college because I haven't passed my last year yet. We still don't know who will be our new boss. The owners haven't told us yet. Already Already - We use already to talk about things that have happened often sooner than expected. It goes in the middle or at the end of a sentence just before or after a verb and is commonly used with the present perfect or past perfect. Already is also used to show surprise. Examples She's fixed it already. Have you both met already met? It's 12'o clock already? I hope this lesson clears your doubts about when and how to use these adverbs.
Using the auxiliary verb - Would - Free English Grammar Lesson
 
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Using the auxiliary verb - Would - The verb would cannot be the main (full) verbs alone. It is used as auxiliary verb only and always need a main verb to follow. In this video lesson Rachna explains the correct usage of this auxiliary verb, students often make mistakes while using would in correct sense.
Difference between - Even though, Even if, Even when & Even so - Free English lesson
 
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Difference between - Even though, Even if, Even when & Even so - Free English lesson Link to Test : http://learnex.in/difference-between-even-though-even-if-even-when-even-so/ When a strong statement is made, the statement is often followed with an example containing "even." The word "even" adds shock, surprise, or excitement to the example. Even Though / Even When / Even If "Even" can be combined with the words "though," "when" and "if." It emphasizes that a result is unexpected. Study the following examples and explanations to learn how these expressions differ. Examples: Even though John studied very hard, he still failed his English tests. John always studied hard. But, unfortunately, he failed the tests. Even when John studied very hard, he still failed his English tests. Bob occassionally studied hard, but it didn't really make a difference. Every time he studied, he still failed. Even if John studied very hard, he still failed his English tests. John didn't normally study very hard. But in the rare situation when he did try to study hard, he still failed the test. IMPORTANT These expressions are not always interchangeable; the context of the sentence will affect your choice: "Even though" is used when something is always done or a fact is mentioned. "Even when" is used when something is occasionally done. "Even if" is used when something is rarely done or just imagined. Even So "Even so" is very much like the word "but" or "however." "Even so" is different in that it is used with surprising or unexpected results. Examples: She is loud and unfriendly. Even so, I like her. She is loud and unfriendly, so it is unexpected that I like her.
Tips to understand fast native English speakers - Advanced spoken English lesson
 
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✅ https://youtu.be/puNo0sxC3VI 👉 Check the latest Video - American Idioms I love to use the most? Tips to understand fast native English speakers - Advanced spoken English lesson Blog : http://www.learnex.in/speaking-native-english-advanced-english-lesson There are many people who are learning English, can read and write well in English. However, some of those English learners face difficulty in understanding native English speakers. There could be many reasons and ways to improve one’s understanding. In this advanced English lesson, we will be discussing few tips to understand fast Native English speakers. Elision Combining two words to make into one word, while speaking. Native speakers, often squash prepositions, verbs, adverbs etc. to speak faster. Following are the some of those elisions. advanced English lesson Of lots of - lotsa. Cup of - Cuppa. Sort of - Sorta. There are lotsa flowers lying around. This is not my cuppa tea That’s sorta funny! Have Could have – Couldda Should have – Shouldda Must have - Musta You couldda just said that I shouldda gone then That musta been very tough To Going to - Gonna Want to - Wanna Got to – Gotta Have to - Hafta I am gonna sleep! I am wanna glass of beer. I gotta go, I am getting late. I hafta leave to work now. Relaxed muscles. While trying to pronounce clearly, English learners tend to stress their muscles. Also they use pronunciation similar to their local languages. advanced English lesson Lips Relax your lip muscles when pronouncing F, B and P. While B does not have gush of air coming out when pronouncing it, P has. Tongue Place your tongue in between your teeth and pallet when pronouncing D, L, and T. Also, please note in America, when the letter T comes between two vowels, it is pronounced as D. For example, water is pronounced as ‘wah-der’ When pronouncing R We have to be careful with British as well as American pronunciation. For British, more often than not, R is pronounced as silent letter, for example, water is pronounced as ‘wat-uh’. However, American roll their tongue slightly while pronouncing R
Useful Telephone Phrases - Free English lesson to speak English fluently on the phone.
 
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Useful Telephone Phrases - Free English lesson to speak English fluently on the phone. If you're like most English learners, you find it difficult to make phone calls in English. But if you're travelling abroad or working in a foreign company, using English on the phone is essential. So how do you conquer this obstacle to fluency? Here are some Useful telephone vocabulary and phrases in English. Firstly when you are the caller the phrases that you can use are Hello / Good morning / Good afternoon ... This is John Brown speaking Could I/ May I speak to ......... please? I'd like to speak to ..... I'm calling on behalf of Mr. X ... Receiving a call:- Who's calling please? Who's speaking? Where are you calling from Phrases used for asking the caller to hold: Hold the line please Hang on (informal speech) Just a moment please Giving negative information:- I am afraid he’s in a meeting at the moment. I am sorry he/ she is out of the office I’m afraid you have got the wrong number. Leaving or taking a message (When the person you're calling isn't available, be prepared to leave a message) Can I leave a message ?/ can I take a message? Could you ask him to call back?
The difference between the verbs  'Speak' and 'Talk' - English Grammar lesson
 
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The difference between 'speak' and 'talk' In this lesson, we are going to learn the difference between two verbs, 'speak' and 'talk'. People get confused and do not know when to use them and often make mistakes as both the verbs imply verbal communication. Speak : is a more formal verb than 'talk'. It is used when one person addresses a group of people,more of a one way conversation, like at a meeting or a conference. A person who is who is fluent and eloquent, is called a good 'speaker' and not a 'talker'. Example : John will speak at the conference on Monday. Example : I'd like to speak to the doctor. ( 'speak' is used because the conversation is formal between the patient and doctor) It is also used to express expertise in a language. Example : Henry speaks English and French. (do not use 'talk') Talk : is an informal verb. It is used when there is a conversation between many people. Example : My brother and I talked about our future plans. ( 'about' is used to introduce the subject of conversation) Example : My friends and I talk for long hours daily. When you want to tell someone that their talk makes no sense, you say ; Example : Don't talk nonsense.(do not use 'speak') Both the verbs can be used with the following : speak/talk about : to introduce the subject of conversation speak/talk to : to introduce the partner or people involved in the conversation.
Difference between the verbs - Say and Tell
 
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Difference between the verbs - Say and Tell There are a lot of times we get confused from using SAY and TELL. In this video lesson Rachna explains how students get confused while using Say and Tell, she further explains the correct usage of both these common verbs in the right context.
Difference between - 'Clean out', 'Clean off', 'Clean up' & 'Clean away' -  English Grammar Lesson
 
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Learn to speak fluent English -- Accent Training, Correct Grammar usage, Idioms, Phrases and vocabulary with example sentences. Before Ceema explains the differences between "clean up", "clean out", etc. here's a warning: if you don't already know these phrases, it's a bad idea to learn them all at the same time. If you already know these expressions and you'd like to figure out exactly how they're different, Watch on! Spaces and messes When you talk about cleaning, you're talking about two different things: the space that you're cleaning the mess that's in that space You can use each form of "clean" to talk about either cleaning the space: eg. We need to clean up the living room. ORcleaning the mess that's there: eg. We need to clean up those dirty dishes. The different forms of 'clean' You "clean out" the inside of a space that has a large mess in it: clean out the refridgerator clean out your car clean out your desk You "clean off" a flat surface: clean off the counter clean off the whiteboard clean off your windshield You "clean up" a room or a larger area: clean up your bedroom clean up the city clean up after the concert clean up your hard drive "Clean away" is different from the others because you only use it to talk about the messy things that you're cleaning, not the space that those things are in: clean away the dishes clean away the mud clean away the broken branches 'Clean' by itself What about just using the word "clean" by itself? It usually means to clean the most obvious part of something. For example: clean the toilet This means to clean the inside of the toilet bowl. clean the floor This means to clean the surface of the floor. If using the word "clean" by itself would lead to any confusion, use one of the other phrases instead. For example, instead of saying "clean the cabinets", say: Can you clean out the cabinets? Or: Can you clean off the cabinets?
Using Some & Any - Basic English Grammar Lesson
 
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Use of some and any - Video lesson by Rachna - Some and any are used to state the quantity, amount of something. When using some or any, the exact number is not stated. Some and any are quantifiers. Some and any can be used when: 1. The exact number is not known. 2. The exact number is not important or relevant. 3. Some and any are used with countable and uncountable nouns. SOME: Use some in positive (affirmative) sentences. Some is used for both countable and uncountable nouns. Examples: I have some friends.( friends is countable) I'd like some water. (water is uncountable) ANY: Use any for countable and countable nouns in: 1. interrogative sentences. Examples: Have you got any cheese? Have you got any friends? 2. negative sentences. Example: He hasn't got any cheese He hasn't got any friends in Chicago.
Using ‘Used to’ and ‘would’ with Past actions – English Grammar lesson
 
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Using ‘Used to’ and ‘would’ with Past actions – English Grammar lesson When we speak about past actions, we use ‘used to’ and ‘would’. At times, they are used interchangeably. In this lesson, you are going to learn the usage of ‘used to’ and ‘would’ with reference to the past. Used to: is used to speak about repeated actions in the past, that no longer happen in the present. Example: I used to play football every weekend. (‘would’ could be used in place of ‘used to’) Example: We did not use to watch TV. (‘would’ could be used in place of ‘used to’) It is also used for a past state/condition. Example: I used to be an engineer, but now I am a teacher. (‘would’ can’t be used in place of ‘used to’) Example: I used to like rock music, but now I like jazz. (‘would’ can’t be used in place of ‘used to’) Would: is used to speak about repeated actions in the past, that no longer happen in the present. Example: When I was young, I would play football. (‘used to’ can be used in place of ‘would’) Example: When I was in college, my mother would call me daily. (‘used to’ can be used in place of ‘would’) Note: ‘Would’ can’t be used to talk about a past state/condition. It can be used only to talk about past actions. Example: I would be an engineer, but now I am a teacher. (incorrect) Example: I would like rock music, but now I like jazz. (incorrect)
Using ' Should ' in different ways - English Grammar Lesson
 
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Using ' Should ' in different ways - English Grammar Lesson In this video lesson Rachna explains the different uses of Should and how to use it in the right context. To watch all the Grammar lessons by Rachna click the link below ; http://www.youtube.com/show/englishgrammarlessons
5 things to avoid while learning to speak English fluently. (Free English lessons)
 
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5 things to avoid while learning to speak English fluently. Blog : http://www.learnex.in/5-things-to-avoid-while-learning-to-speak-english-fluently It’s not that difficult to speak English, you just need to focus on to remember correct sentences and use them at the right time. However in this English lesson Niharika brings you five important things to avoid while you are learning to speak English. Website : http://www.letstalkpodcast.com Facebook : http://www.facebook.com/letstalkpodcast Youtube : http://www.youtube.com/learnexmumbai Don’t be ashamed to speak up Many English learners are quite embarrassed and feel shy to speak English, important thing to note here is if you are going to feel shy and embarrassed to speak English, how would you practice the language?, how would you become fluent? Even if you have limited vocabulary, your pronunciation is not that great, your accent is not perfect, don’t worry, just speak up, you are gradually going to improve. Don’t be frustrated with yourself. Getting frustrated is not uncommon, it happens with all learners, but if constantly start feeling frustrated you are not going to learn English. There are time when you are not being able to describe things effortlessly , there are times you wouldn’t get the right vocabulary when you need it the most, just don’t bang your head, relax you will improve as time progresses. Getting frustrated just won’t help. Don’t take things personally. While speaking in English you might come across situation where people don’t understand you at the first go, maybe because of your sentence structure, your pronunciation, or even your accent. Please understand there are people with different accents across the world, they speak English with a touch of their native accent. If someone doesn’t understand you accent at the first go, it’s okay, you can repeat it for them, just go slow and you would get it right. Don’t compare yourself with native English speakers. The biggest mistake that English learners make is they compare themselves with native English speakers. Many learners start to think, I have been learning English for a long time, but still I don’t speak like the native ones. The best thing is to be happy with the level you have achieved, you are still learning and one fine day you will speak as native speakers do. Keep up the good work going. If you get fluent, don’t be arrogant. It happens, once you get fluent in English you start getting to feel that edge over other learners and you start insulting them. Arrogance will not lead you anywhere, remember you never inserted a chip in your brain to learn English, it’s a learning process, some are slow learners, everyone in this world is different and have varied pace to learn. Be patient with new learners, don’t insult them, rather encourage them to speak up, share the experiences you had during your learning process. I hope you have enjoyed this English lesson and remember the points I shared with you to avoid while learning to speak English.
Difference between ‘Have to’, Suppose to & Ought to – Free English Speaking Lessons for practice
 
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Difference between ‘Have to’, Suppose to & Ought to – Free English Speaking Lessons for practice Are you confused between ‘Have to’, Suppose to’ & Ought to, how and where to use these short phrases? In this English speaking lesson, you would learn the difference between these words and how to correctly use them in spoken English. This English speaking lesson is developed by expert trainers at Let’s Talk English Speaking Institute in Mumbai. For English speaking courses to improve your English communication skills visit our Website. - http://www.letstalkpodcast.com Watch the complete lesson here with Video Transcription - http://www.learnex.in/have-to-suppose-to-ought-to-free-english-speaking-classes/ 👤Follow us on facebook - http://www.facebook.com/letstalkpodcast 📱Download our mobile app - http://www.letstalkpodcast.com/english-learning-android-apple-mobile-app/ 🖼️ Follow us on Instagram- https://www.instagram.com/esl.learnex/ Watch the most liked lessons - 👉 14 Wrongly pronounced food names in English - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aHMGLDgWzMU 👉Different ways to say "I'll call you back" - Telephone English - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M1HijBXAZoQ
Using 'Also' , 'Too' & 'Either' correctly in a sentence - English Grammar & Vocabulary Lesson
 
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Using 'Also' , 'Too' & 'Either' correctly in a sentence - http://www.letstalkpodcast.com A lot of people get confused with the placement of words like 'too' and 'also' when they speak using such words. Although they mean similar; they are placed very differently in a sentence. Thus, it's imperative to know how they are used and placed in a sentence. Also : is used to add extra information to a sentence. Example : I love jogging. I also love swimming. 'Also' comes before a single verb. In the above sentence, it is placed before the single verb 'too'. Example : I am also very late. Please remember, 'also' is placed after the verb 'to be' (is, am, are, was, were). Example : I can also cook well. I have also visited the new mall. 'Also' is placed after a modal / auxiliary verb and before the main verb. Too : Like 'also', 'too' is used to add information to a sentence. It is always placed at the end of the sentence. Example : I am very tired and sleepy too. She is slim and beautiful too. Too : is used to express something that is in excess. In such cases, 'too' is placed before an adjective. Example : Maria eats too much junk food. We are too nice to be rude. Too : can be placed after the subject in formal speech. Example : He missed the bus. I, too, missed it.
06 Tips To Improve Your English Today! - Free English speaking tips.
 
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06 Tips To Improve Your English Today! - Free English speaking tips. Stop making excuses about not having enough time to learn English. By making small changes on a daily basis; learning English will become a habit instead of a chore (or headache). You don’t need to spend an hour or two each day to get better at speaking English. Try dedicating 5, 15, or 30 minutes a day to improving your English. If you really commit to practicing English every day you will get better at it. I promise! 1. Change the language on your phone and computer operation system to English. Change the operating language on your phone and computer operation system to English. You can usually change the language under ‘settings’. Though it may be difficult to understand the first few days, you will learn new words in English without even realizing. You could also change the operating system language from your native language to English on your computer, tablet or on any social media site that you use; such as Facebook or Twitter. Again you will learn new vocabulary in English instantly. 2. Read or watch the news in English articles You may already watch or read the news on a daily basis; now try doing it in English. BBC, CNN or Google News. You will continue your “good’ habit of staying informed on what’s happening in the world and improve your English reading and/or listening at the same time. 3. Listen to Music in English and learn the lyrics. Listening to music in English is great but do you struggle to understand all of the words that they are singing? Struggle no longer! You can find the lyrics of many songs on these two websites: A to Z Lyrics Universe, Lyrics.com or you could search for the lyrics on google or your preferred search browser. 4. Write in a journal every day in English Practice writing every day. Practicing English for five or ten minutes a day will help. Write about what you did each day in English or write a story. Don’t have any ideas? Check here –English writing prompts. 5. Speak in English with someone Try to find someone to speak English with; whether it be a friend, family member or colleague from your work. The more you practice talking in English the better you will get at it. It will become more natural for you and you will start to feel less nervous when you have to speak English. 6. Watch children’s cartoons Watching cartoons is a great activity for learning English. You will hear simple English and be able to see illustrations or animation of what they are talking about at the same time. Cartoons are often repetitive so you may hear some things more than once to help you improve you listening comprehension. So, are you ready to stop making excuses and do something? Good! What action will you take today to learn English? Leave a message in the comments and let us know.
How are prepositions - 'for', 'while', 'during' used? - English Grammar lesson
 
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How are prepositions - 'for', 'while', 'during' used? - English Grammar lesson Take the quiz - http://www.learnex.in/how-are-prepositions-for-while-during-used We use 'for' followed by a period of time to say how long something goes on :- Example - We watched TV for 2 hours last night Example - I am going to Spain for 2 weeks. We use 'during' followed by noun to say when something happens (not how long) Example - Nobody was vocal during the presentation. Example - I fell asleep during the film and I slept for an hour. We use 'while' followed by a subject and verb. Example - We saw sam while waiting for the bus. Example - I fell asleep while watching TV. Also when talking about future we sometimes use the present (not will) but the word 'while'. Example - I will be in London next week, I hope to see John while I'm there.
Using 'Supposed to...' correctly in English -  Free English lessons online
 
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Using 'Supposed to...' correctly in English - Free English lessons online Take the quiz : http://www.learnex.in/english-grammar-lesson-using-supposed-to-correctly-in-english In this spoken English lesson, we are going to take a look at how ‘supposed to’ is used in different ways. It is a modal verb and is always followed by the ‘be’ form (is, am, are, was, were) of the verb. Facebook : http://www.facebook.com/letstalkpodcast Website : http://www.letstalkpodcast.com We used ‘supposed to’ when you want to say ‘it is believed or it is said’ Example: The new James Bond film is supposed to be good. Example: Starbucks coffee is supposed to be the best. It is used to say something is expected. Example: I am supposed to get to work at 8 am. Example: You are supposed to do your homework daily. ‘Supposed to’ is used to say that something was to happen or take place, but actually did not happen. Example: You were supposed to call me last night. Example: John and Maria were supposed to get married last month. When ‘supposed to’ is used in the negative (not supposed to), it means not allowed to do something or prohibited from doing something. Example: You are not supposed to smoke in here. Example: I am not supposed to tell you the details of what was discussed in the meeting.
Useful English greetings and responses -- Free English Lesson
 
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Useful English greetings and responses -- Free English Lesson You probably already know "hello" and "how are you?" However, English speakers don't always say "hello" and "how are you?" and answer I am fine. They also use many other English greetings and expressions to say slightly different things. Let's learn how to use some other simple formal and informal English greetings, as well as fun slang expressions that people around the world use to greet each other and their responses to it. How are you? Hey how's it going? Fine. This is a simple, straight answer. If you don't say anything else, though, it might be a signal that you don't want to continue the conversation. Not bad. This is a more friendly -sounding answer than "fine". Fine, thanks. This answer is formal. You might answer this way if someone you don't know, like a waiter at a restaurant, asks how you are. Very well, thanks. Pretty good. If you don't care as much about grammar, you can answer "Good" or "Pretty good". It's more common and casual. Great! How are you doing? This is an enthusiastic, excited response. It's always s good to ask a question back to the other person if you want to continue the conversation. I'm hanging in there. This answer makes it sound like you're having a tough day. I've been better. People usually give positive answers to the question "How are you?" If you give a negative answer like this one, it usually means that you want to tell the listener your sad story. So they'll usually ask what's wrong. What's up? What's new? What's happening? This question means "What's happening in your life?" But you don't have to answer honestly. If you don't want to start a long conversation, you can use one of these standard replies: 1) Nothing much. This is the most common answer. You can follow it by sharing something interesting that's happening: "Nothing much. Just getting ready for Vanessa's graduation." 2) Oh, just the usual. Answer this way if you do mostly the same things each day. 3) Oh gosh, all kinds of stuff ! You can answer this way if your life has been really busy and exciting lately. What's happening? This question means the same thing as "What's up" and can be answered in the same way. There certain slangs that are used by many people to greet each other such as : 1) Yo! 2) Howdy! And the response to it can be any of the above or 'Alright mate'.
Advanced English Lesson – Using ‘Having Said That...’ (Transitional Phrase)
 
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Advanced English Lesson – Using ‘Having Said That’ (Transitional Phrase) Blog : http://www.learnex.in/using-having-said-that-transitional-phrase This is an intermediate English lesson. You will learn how to use the transitional phrase “Having said that” in your daily English conversation. This phrase has become more and more common in the spoken English language. When people say, “Having said that” it is a signal that they are going to say something which will contrast or disagree with what they said a moment ago. It means, ‘despite what has just been said’. Website : http://www.letstalkpodcast.com Facebook : http://www.facebook.com/letstalkpodcast Youtube : http://www.youtube.com/learnexmumbai It can also be replaced with ‘That said’ Example: Their work has been fairly good. Having said that, I still think there's room for improvement. (In this sentence, first you appreciate and compliment the work done. But, in the latter sentence, you say there is scope for improvement. So, you have contradicted your first sentence to some extent.) Their work has been fairly good. That said, I still think there's room for improvement. Example: John forgets most things. Having said that, he always remembers my birthday. (first you say he’s forgetful, but you contrast by saying he remembers your birthday) John forgets most things. That said, he always remembers my birthday. Example: This café is expensive. Having said that, the food here is really nice. This café is expensive. That said, the food here is really nice.
'Will' or 'Going to' - Talking about Future plans - (English Grammar Lesson)
 
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'Will' or 'Going to' - Talking about Future plans - (English Grammar Lesson) Take the quiz : http://www.learnex.in/future-plans-will-or-going-to-english-grammar-lesson If you need help to talk about future plans then please stay with me because in this English Grammar lesson I am going to teach you how to talk about your future plans. Website : http://www.letstalkpodcast.com Facebook : http://www.facebook.com/letstalkpodcast #1. Which decision is planned - Will/Going to? Let’s look at a conversation: (Phone rings) Michelle – Hi Harry. Harry – Hi Michelle, would you like to join me for a coffee this evening? Michelle – Yea, I will join you but I must let my mom know. *In this conversation, “will” is used to talk about a rapid decision i.e. a decision made at the moment of speaking. Conversation continues..................... (Phone rings) Mom – Hey Michelle. Michelle – Hi mom. I need to tell u something. Mom – tell me Michelle – I am going to have a coffee with Harry this evening. *In this part of the conversation, “Going to” is used to talk about a decision that was made before the moment of speaking and arrangements have been made for that decision. #2 –Which decision is more certain – will/ going to? We are more certain about the decision where we use “Going to” – Because the decision was pre-planned and arrangements have been more for it already. (to meet Harry, had a conversation, agreed on the phone, told mom)– 100% sure When we are lesser certain about a decision we use “will”– Because the decision is made rapidly in an instant and no arrangements have been made for it. ( not yet told mom, only confirmed to Harry) – 85-90 % sure If you are even lesser sure about your future plans then you can use will with expressions such as: Probably, possibly, I hope, I think- 70 % sure For Example: If you speak to a person for the first time and you realize that you have a lot in common. You can say, “I think we’ll get along well”. (50-70 % sure) I’ll possibly spend these vacations in Hawaii. Probably I’ll see you next summer.
5 Body Language Tricks To Make Anyone Instantly Like You - Personality Development & English Lessons
 
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5 Body Language Tricks To Make Anyone Instantly Like You - Free English Lessons There's no question that body language is important, you can capture - and hold - anyone's attention without even saying a word. We've selected some of the best body language techniques and shared them through this lesson: The Flooding Smile "Don't flash an immediate smile when you greet someone," If you do, it appears as if anyone in your line of sight would receive that same smile. Instead, pause and look at the other person's face for a second, and then let a "big, warm, responsive smile flood over your face and overflow into your eyes." Even though the delay is less than a second, it will convince people your smile is sincere and personalized for them. According to Lowndes, a slower smile can add more richness and depth to how people perceive you. Sticky Eyes Pretend your eyes are glued to your conversation partner's with sticky warm taffy, Even after they've finished speaking, don't break eye contact. "When you must look away, do it ever so slowly, reluctantly, stretching the gooey taffy until the tiny string finally breaks." This technique will help you appear more intelligent and insightful. The Big-Baby Pivot People are very conscious of how you react to them. When you meet someone new, turn your body fully toward them and give them the same, undivided attention you would give a baby.Pivoting 100% towards the new person shouts, 'I think you are very, very special.'" Limit the Fidget If you want to appear credible, try not to move too much when your conversation really matters. "Do not fidget, twitch, wiggle, squirm, or scratch, Frequent hand motions near your face can give your listener the feeling that you're lying or anxious. Instead, simply fix a constant gaze on the listener and show them that you're fully concentrated on the matter at hand. Using your hands Use you hands to create appropriate gestures. Hand movements help you to get the words out of your mouth accelerating your thought process. Do not cross your hands while speaking, It passes a signal that your are disinterested in a conversation.
Idioms to express happiness in English -- Free Advance English lesson
 
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Idioms to express happiness in English -- Free Advance English lesson People always like expressing their happiness to their loved ones. In this lesson you would learn to use certain phrases and idioms to express your happiness to other people. 1) On cloud nine -- A person is on cloud nine is very happy because something wonderful has happened. 2) Like a dog with two tails -- It is an idiom expressing extreme happiness. 3) Full of the joys of spring -- It means you are happy, enthusiastic and full of energy. 4) Happy Camper -- Someone who is very content with their life and has no complaints. 5) Over the moon -- Someone who is over the moon is happy and feels wonderful. 6) Paint the town red -- If you paint the town red it means you go out and enjoy a happy evening with friends or family at the bar or clubs. So when things look bright encourage talks about happiness and show off your newly learnt phrases. I totally insist on being glad, enjoy the lesson.
Modal verbs - Can and Could - English Grammar lesson
 
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Modal verbs - Can and Could - English Grammar lesson : In this lesson Rachna explains the difference between 'could' and 'can' when expressing possibility? Most of the time it is clear from the context, but use of can can also express possibility (rather than ability). For example, giving advice answering the question: How can/could I improve my English? You can/could listen to the radio, watch TV and read the newspaper. Both are possible. Students want to know when to use 'could' and when to use 'can'. Similarly, How could I improve my English? is more a request for advice, whereas How can I improve my English?is more a factual question about available options. (But of course we can also answer this question by giving advice.) Can and could, like the other modal verbs, have developed quite a range of meanings and uses. You ask how to explain the difference, and explanation can certainly help, but learning all the ins and outs of these verbs is a long process which requires plenty of experience, observation and experiment. Watch this video lesson to understand when to use Can and Could. Enjoy!
The difference between ‘of ‘and ‘off’ – Free Spoken English Lessons
 
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The difference between ‘of ‘and ‘off’ – Free Spoken English Lessons Take a quiz : http://www.learnex.in/the-difference-between-of-and-off A lot of people get confused when they have to use the two words ‘of’ and ‘off’. Though they sound the same, but their usage is very different. They cannot be used interchangeably. Of: shows connection 1. The hat is made of cotton. 2. I eat a handful of nuts.(shows an amount/quantity) 3. Sarah is a friend of Mary.(shows the relationship between the two) 4. John is born on 1st of May.(connects the date and month) 5. He gave her a ring of diamonds.(consisting) Off: always shows disconnection 1. Take off your hat. (remove your hat) 2. Stay off nuts for a few months. (stay away) 3. She always runs off without saying goodbye. (run away from a place) 4. His birthday is a long way off. (far away from today) 5. The wedding is called off. (cancelled)
Using 'ed' and 'ing' adjectives correctly - English Grammar lesson
 
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How to use adjectives ending with 'ed' and 'ing' correctly? Take the test : http://www.learnex.in/using-adjectives-ending-with-ed-ing-correctly/ Adjectives are words that describe a noun. They tell you more about a noun. Often, people get confused with adjectives ending in 'ed' or 'ing' and are unable to figure out how to use it correctly. Adjectives ending in 'ed' : are used to describe a person's feelings. Example 1 : Same is bored at home. (bored is the adjectives as it describes Sam's state of being bored) Example 2 : I'm not interested in sports. ('interested is an adjectives that describes the way I feel about sports) Example 3 : My friend is annoyed. (annoyed is the adjective that describes my friend's feeling) Adjectives ending in 'ing' : shows the effect which something has on a person or thing. Example 1 : The movies was boring. (boring is the adjective that shows the effect of the movie on someone) Example 2 : Watching soccer is so interesting. (interesting is the adjective ) Example 3 : I had an annoying day. (annoying is the adjective that shows the effect)
English Lessons – How to order a coffee in English? ( Free Spoken English lessons)
 
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English Lesson – How to order a coffee in English? ( Free Spoken English lessons) Blog : http://www.learnex.in/ how-to-order-coffee-at-the-coffee-shop In this spoken English lesson you will learn how to order a coffee in English. The most common meeting point for students, friends, business meetings and social gatherings is a coffee shop. If you love coffee as much as I do then probably you look forward to ordering your coffee every morning. In this English Speaking lesson you will learn different English phrases to order your coffee. Facebook- http://www.facebook.com/letstalkpodcast Website - http://www.letstalkpodcast.com Youtube - http://www.youtube.com/learnexmumbai 1)The first thing that you need to mention when you order for your coffee is the size of the cup you want. The different terms used to order the size of the coffee cup are: Small / Medium / Large At certain coffee shops the terms used for the cup size are Tall / Grande / Venti 2) Types of coffee Espresso - Coffee with no milk. It is brewed by forcing a small amount of nearly boiling water under pressure through finely ground coffee beans. Latte - Coffee with steamed milk. Cappuccino - Popular coffee with steamed milk and milf froth Frappuccino - Cold coffee with milk and ice Mochaccino - cappuccino coffee containing chocolate syrup or chocolate flavoring. 3) Type of milk When ordering for your coffee you can also mention the type of milk you would like to have Low fat milk - also called as skimmed milk which contain only 2% of fat. Whole milk - Milk from which no fat is removed Organic - Milk that comes from the organic dairy farms Soy milk - Plant milk which is produced from soaking the dry soybeans and grinding them in water. 4) Flavors and Toppings If you would like to add some flavoring to your coffee you can mention it that too. Different types of topping and flavors are :- Chocolate Caramel Hazelnut Vanilla Whipped cream Scoop of ice cream Use these phrase above and enjoy your cup of coffee :)
Why can’t I speak fluent English? Stop these 7 things now– Speak fluently with confidence
 
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✅ https://youtu.be/puNo0sxC3VI 👉 Check the latest Video - American Idioms I love to use the most? Why can’t I speak fluent English?– Stop doing these 7 mistakes – English lesson to Speak fluently and confidently You are trying really hard to speak fluent English, but your English is not improving or it’s simply not going anywhere beyond the beginner English level. Are you wondering, why is that? Have you tried to find reasons why is your English not improving? In spite of taking so many efforts such as taking English classes, watching English lessons online and many other advices that your teachers give you regularly. Well, you are not alone, there are these 07 things you should stop doing immediately if you want to learn English faster and speak English fluently and confidently. It would take some time, but the end result would be great. Watch this English lesson carefully until the end with Michelle, as she gives you some useful insights based on her experience with English students. To read through the complete video transcript, visit our website at the following link – http://www.learnex.in/ Like us on Facebook – http://www.facebook.com/letstalkpodcast Follow us on Instagram – http://www.instagram.com/letstalkpodcast Learn English Unplugged – New English lesson series with native English teachers from Auckland, Newzealand – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SeaP-vXhB1A&list=PL4BuO6UgthvhBSnlvoMe_A-Bo4gveK9IZ Watch all English Lessons by Michelle – More than 90 English Lessons https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fk5-pBDnuGY&list=PL4BuO6Ugthvjx0YWu4RHS-KNOh-bh5ZHb Some Great English Learning tips to improve your communication skills – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XwEWta-iqI4&list=PL4BuO6UgthvhvytDIk09zJZqIP0u6--Xy
English Grammar Lessons : Used to | To be used to | To get used to | Free English Lessons
 
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Learn to speak fluent English -- Accent Training, Correct Grammar usage, Idioms, Phrases and vocabulary with example sentences. English Grammar Lesson : Used to | To be used to | To get used to In this lesson Rachna explains the difference between the most commonly used expressions in daily conversation. She points out the mistakes made by ESL students while using these expressions, and how to use them correctly with the right form of tenses.
Know all about IELTS  ( Reading Listening  Writing & Speaking) Free English lessons
 
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✅ https://youtu.be/puNo0sxC3VI 👉 Check the latest Video - American Idioms I love to use the most? Know all about IELTS ( Reading, Speaking, Writing & Speaking) Free English lessons Blog : http://www.learnex.in/what-is-ielts-know-all-about-ielts-test IELTS Test Format There are two modules to choose from – Academic and General Training. IELTS Academic IELTS Academic is for test takers wishing to study at undergraduate or postgraduate levels, and for those seeking professional registration. IELTS General Training IELTS General Training is for test takers wishing to migrate to an English-speaking country (Australia, Canada, New Zealand, UK), and for those wishing to train or study at below degree level. The four components of the IELTS test IELTS Listening Timing Approximately 30 minutes (plus 10 minutes’ transfer time). Questions There are 40 questions. A variety of question types are used, chosen from the following: multiple choice, matching, plan/ map/diagram labeling, form completion, note completion, table completion, flow-chart completion, summary completion, sentence completion, short-answer questions. IELTS Reading Timing 60 minutes (no extra transfer time). There are 40 questions. A variety of question types are used, chosen from the following: multiple choice, identifying information (True/False/Not Given), identifying a writer’s views/claims (Yes/No/Not Given), matching information, matching headings, matching features, matching sentence endings, sentence completion, summary completion, note completion, table completion, flow-chart completion, diagram label completion, short-answer questions. IELTS Writing - Timing 60 minutes There are 2 tasks. You are required to write at least 150 words for Task 1 and at least 250 words for Task 2. Test Parts There are 2 parts. Academic Writing In Task 1, you are presented with a graph, table, chart or diagram and are asked to describe, summarize or explain the information in your own words. You may be asked to describe and explain data, describe the stages of a process, how something works or describe an object or event. In Task 2, you are asked to write an essay in response to a point of view, argument or problem. The issues raised are of general interest to, suitable for and easily understood by test takers entering undergraduate or postgraduate studies or seeking professional registration. Responses to Task 1 and Task 2 should be written in an academic, semi-formal/neutral style. IELTS General Training Writing In Task 1, you are presented with a situation and are asked to write a letter requesting information or explaining the situation. The letter may be personal or semi-formal/neutral in style. In Task 2, you are asked to write an essay in response to a point of view, argument or problem. The essay can be slightly more personal in style than the Academic Writing Task 2 essay. Topics are of general interest. IELTS Speaking - Timing 11-14 minutes Part 1 Introduction and interview (4-5 minutes) The examiner introduces him/herself and asks you to introduce yourself and confirm your identity. The examiner asks you general questions on familiar topics, e.g. home, family, work, studies and interests. Part 2 Individual long turn (3-4 minutes) The examiner gives you a task card which asks you to talk about a particular topic and which includes points you can cover in your talk. You are given 1 minute to prepare your talk, and are given a pencil and paper to make notes. You talk for 1-2 minutes on the topic. The examiner may then ask you one or two questions on the same topic. Part 3 Two-way discussion (4-5 minutes) The examiner asks further questions which are connected to the topic of Part 2. These questions give you an opportunity to discuss more abstract issues and ideas.
Asking & Giving directions in English - English Vocabulary Lesson (ESL)
 
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Asking & Giving directions in English? - English Vocabulary Lesson (ESL) In this lesson, Niharika teaches you how to give directions correctly when you are approached by strangers. The quickest/easiest way is : To keep it simple and crisp, you could start by saying 'the quickest/easiest way is to...' Common verbs : 1. Go (left, right, straight, down, up, through) Examples : go left, go straight, go down the hill/slope, go up the hill/slope, go through the tunnel. 2. Take road name : you can also take the road name/number Examples : Take road 1, take the Avenue road. 3. Turn (right/left) : You can say 'turn right/left' if the person is driving as he would need to turn his steering wheel in a particular direction. 4. Stay on + the road name + distance/time Example : You turn left and stay on Avenue road for 5 kms/ ten minutes. There are other things you can mention while giving directions to people. Use transition words : as they make it easier for the people to find their way through. After that : you take road 1. Then : turn right. Next : you will see a bakery shop. When you get to : the bakery, you go down the hill. Finally : And finally, you will reach the new mall. Landmarks : are important/popular/well known buildings, cinemas, restaurants etc. Examples : You will the City hospital on your left. (the hospital is well known in that area) Across the Cookies and Morebakery . (the bakery is popular in that area) Warnings : It is important to give warnings to people while giving directions. This would help them to know what they have deal with own their way to their destination. Examples : It's a on way lane. It's a very busy road. There might be road repairs. Remember, make yourself clear, repeat if you need to so that he knows how to get there without being confused. What if you don't know the correct directions ? There are times you may not know how to give people directions because you are new in the city/area, or you haven't heard of the place that he wants to reach. Don't be rude by shrugging your shoulders and walking away. You could always say : I'm sorry. I'm not from here so I don't know my way around. I'm afraid. I can't help you.
How to speak effectively over the phone? - English lesson - Telephone skills
 
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How to Effectively Communicate over the Phone? Effective communications over the phone require clarity of speech, knowing what you want to convey, and a willingness to engage with someone using good listening skills and prompts. This article provides some of the basics required to effectively communicate during a phone call. 1.Answer the phone specifying who you are. It can be disorienting for a caller when they don't know with whom they're speaking. Try to have a bright, happy voice when answering too, as this gets the conversation off to a good start. 2.Speak clearly. Pronounce your words well and try to avoid mumbling, gushing, or speaking too quickly. If the person on the other end is hard of hearing or speaks a different language from your own, speak slowly and either raise your voice or speak more clearly than usual. 3.Use words that make sense to the person you're speaking with. It doesn't make a lot of sense to speak teenspeak with an elderly grandmother. She isn't necessarily going to "get it". Adjust your language to fit the listener. 4.Use good & descriptive language when you are trying to evoke images in the listener's mind. If you need to describe something well, try to choose words that identify its shape, color, size, etc. 5.Write down important points before making a call. If you're worried that you'll forget something when you call someone, or that you'll get tongue-tied and not say what you meant to, write a prompt sheet before the call and keep it in front of you. Refer to it if you get flustered during the call. 6.Repeat important points during a call.
English Lesson - Learn the difference between 'So', 'Very' & 'Too' ( Speak Fluent English)
 
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English Lesson - Learn the difference between 'So', 'Very' & 'Too' ( Speak Fluent English) Take the quiz : http://www.learnex.in/difference-between-so-very-too In this English lesson let’s take a quick look at some popular words that can often be used in the same way: very, too and so. Very In English communication the word 'very' is used quite often. ‘He is a very good cook.’ ‘He is very good athlete.’ Also, as you can see – the position of ‘very‘ comes after the indefinite article ‘a‘. Too ‘Too‘ is generally used to indicate something is very (!) negative. ‘It’s too cold out to play.’ ‘She’s too bossy.’ “He’s too strict.’ Of course, as languages have a mind of their own, we could also say: ‘He’s too funny!’ Here we should see, due to the context – that ‘too‘ is being used in a positive manner. So Well I don’t know about you, but it’s too soon to stop now. Although I’m so hungry, I’m quite happy to continue writing. After all, it’s very good practice for me too! "So" has many meanings and uses, but the one that is similar to "too" and very" is: "to this extent" or "this much" or "as much as it is. For example, if we want someone to speak less loudly, we say: "Don't speak so loudly." Here, "so loudly" means: "as loudly as you are speaking right now." (We do not use "too" or "very" in this situation, but we can use them in some other situations, as will be explained below.) Other examples: Don't hold it so high. I can't see it. Bring it down a bit. ("So high" = as high as you are holding it.) How could I have been so stupid! ("so stupid" = as stupid as I was at that time in the past.)
07 reasons - Why your English speaking isn't improving - Spoken English tips
 
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✅ https://youtu.be/puNo0sxC3VI 👉 Check the latest Video - American Idioms I love to use the most? 07 reasons - Why your English speaking isn't improving Do you feel like you're becoming better at speaking English? We at Let's Talk Institute often get emails from our subscribers saying something like this: "I need help. I've been studying English for a long time, but I don't feel like I'm improving. What do you suggest?" Here are some of the most common reasons that I think people "get stuck" and don't improve. Reason #1: You don't spend enough time on it. Improving your English ability requires a lot of time. To keep improving, you need to spend at least one hour every day practicing. If you have a busy life and only study on the weekend, it's going to take a very, very long time to become fluent. You've got to do it every day. Even spending ten minutes a day is better than nothing. Reason #2: You're too passive. When I was a kid, I used to think I could learn in my sleep. I read a book in which a character became a genius by listening to lessons while he slept. I thought that was a great method! Unfortunately, learning doesn't work that way. You don't learn much just by sitting back and passively absorbing language. You have to actively work on it. Speaking is one form of active learning. But there are ways to be active even if you don't have anyone to speak with: Try to guess how someone's going to finish a sentence. Remember new words that you hear and look up their meanings.Talk to yourself...and so on. Reason #3: You don't review. This is a big one. A lot of people don't review enough.When you review something before you've forgotten it, it sends a signal to your brain that says "This is important! Remember it!" So when you have a choice to learn something new or remember something that you've almost forgotten, go for the review! Reason #4: You rely on your native language too much. Explanations of English written in your native language can be fun to read. They allow you to easily understand things that would be too complicated to have explained for you in English.But a translation or an explanation in your native language only gives you knowledge about English. It doesn't give you practice. Imagine that you're trying to create strong connections between different pieces of English. Putting your native language in between them just gets in the way. Reason #5: You're focused on "mistakes". A lot of English learners want to know when they've made a mistake. The thinking goes that if you can fix all of the mistakes, what's left will be perfect.But here are some reasons why you shouldn't focus on mistakes:There are a lot more wrong ways to say something wrong than right ones.Focusing on mistakes makes you feel shy, which makes you speak less. Some of the mistakes people point out aren't really mistakes. Reason #6: You don't put things in context. When you learn a new word, the first thing you should find out is not "What does it mean?" but rather "When can I use it?" Context is super important. That's why every letstalkpodcast lesson starts by describing a situation. That's also why I suggest learning phrases rather than words: you need to know how words fit together with each other as well as what they mean. Reason #7: You're too advanced. When you first started learning English, you probably improved very quickly. That's because it's easy to learn the most common English words and grammatical structures. In fact, 75% of spoken English is made up of less than 400 words. As you improve, you start to move on to less common words and expressions. Unfortunately, there are a lot of them. Learning them all is a slow process.In other words, it's natural to feel like you're slowing down. That's a sign that you're really getting good!
5 Reasons – Why Should You Learn English? - Speak English fluently & Confidently – Free ESL lessons
 
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✅ https://youtu.be/puNo0sxC3VI 👉 Check the latest Video - American Idioms I love to use the most? 5 Reasons – Why Should You Learn English? - Speak English fluently & Confidently – Free ESL lessons Are you looking for reasons to learn English? Here we have 5 good reasons – Why you should learn the English language. English is the first language in many countries, although all might not be native English speakers English is the 2nd spoken language in countries where English is not the first language. The English language is essential for communication worldwide as it is considered as the language of business. This English lesson by Niharika brings you some good reasons to learn English. Watch our free 1500+ free English lessons to improve your spoken English and speak English fluently and confidently. For complete Lesson Transcript visit our website - http://www.learnex.in/05-reasons-to-learn-english/ Like us on Facebook - http://www.facebook.com/letstalkpodcast Follow us on Instagram - http://www.instagram.com/letstalkpodcast
Informal Contractions in English - Free Spoken English lesson to learn English
 
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Informal Contractions in English - Free Spoken English lesson to speak fluent English Since the word contract means to squeeze together so the word contraction means to shorten two words together by placing apostrophe or by omitting some letters. Informal contractions are short forms of other words that people use when speaking casually. They are not exactly slang, but they are a little like slang. Please remember that these are informal contractions. That means that we do not use them in "correct" speech, and we almost never use them in writing. Also note that, unlike normal contractions, we do not usually use apostrophes (') with informal contractions when written. Listed below are some common informal contractions, with example sentences. 1) Wanna – Want to Do you wanna dance? 2) Gimme – Give me Will ya gimme some money? 3) Gonna – Going to I’m not gonna tell ya. 4) Gotta – have got a I’hv gotta gun. 5) Kinda – Kind of She’s kinda hot. 6) Whatcha – What are you doing ? Whatcha you doing for this Christmas? 7) Ya – You I love ya gimme = give me Gimme your money. Don't gimme that rubbish. Can you gimme a hand? gonna = going to Nothing's gonna change my love for you. I'm not gonna tell you. What are you gonna do? gotta = (have) got to I've gotta go now. I gotta go now. We haven't gotta do that. Have they gotta work? kinda = kind of She's kinda cute. wanna = want to I wanna go home. wanna = want a I wanna coffee. whatcha = what are you Whatcha going to do? ya = you Who saw ya?
Using   I, me, my, mine, and myself correctly – English Grammar Lesson
 
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Using I, me, my, mine, and myself correctly – English Grammar Lesson. Take the quiz - http://www.learnex.in/using-i-me-my-mine-and-myself-correctly If you’re confused by the words I, me, my, mine, and myself, you’re not alone! In this lesson, you will learn the difference between them and when to use the right one. I and ME I is the subject – the person who does the action in the sentence. Only use “I” when you are referring to yourself in the subject of the sentence. In other words, you are the one taking action. I gave John the book. Me is the object – the person who receives the action in the sentence. The pronoun “me” should be used when someone else will perform the action to, or for, you. John gave me the book. OR: John gave the book to me. When there are more than one subject or object people do get a little confused , so we will see how to use it correctly John and I saw Jane at the party. John = subject I = subject Jane= object The teacher called Jim and me. The teacher = subject Jim = object me = object MY and MINE Use my before the word, and use mine after the word. Remember my is always followed by noun where as mine replaces the noun. John is my friend. John is a friend of mine. Those are my glasses. Those glasses are mine. MYSELF The pronoun “myself” should only be used when you are performing the action on yourself. No one else can do anything to yourself. The word myself is used in two cases: When you do something to yourself Eg) I accidentally cut myself with the knife. For emphasis - when you want to emphasize the “I” Eg) I baked this cake myself! BY MYSELF The expression by myself means alone: I went out to dinner by myself.
The Past Perfect Tense (I had gone) - English Grammar lesson
 
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The Past Perfect Tense (I had gone) - English Grammar lesson Generally there is a lot of confusion between using the simple past and the past perfect tense. The past perfect tense always has a verb in the past participle form that is followed by ‘had’. The past perfect tense is used when you want to say something happened before another past action. If two actions happened, the action that happened first comes in the past perfect, and the action that happened second, takes the simple past form. Example 01: When I reached the station, the train had started. (‘had started’ is the past perfect tense. This shows, first the train started and then I reached.) Example 02: Jane had read a lot before she went to the zoo. (‘had read’ is the past perfect to show that it happened first. Example 03: Before the installation of the new software, productivity had been low. Example 04: After I had had my dinner, I completed my work. (first I had eaten my dinner)
Dealing with an angry customer - English phrases & Expressions
 
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Dealing with an angry customer - English phrases & Expressions Blog : http://www.learnex.in Website : http://www.letstalkpodcast.com Facebook : http://www.facebook.com/letstalkpodcast youtube : http://www.youtube.com/learnexmumbai When it comes to calming angry customers, it is important to use the right words. And handling an angry customer is the most challenging aspect of a job. In this lesson you will learn phrases to defuse the unpleasant situation and acknowledge the customer concern professionally. 1) I'm sorry for the trouble. Sometimes simple words speak volumes to your customer. SO the very first thing you do is apologize. 2) I understand why you are upset. You can drastically improve the customer experience by simply expressing genuine empathy. This phrase will make the customer feel heard, respected and understood when they share a problem or a complaint. 3) Here is what I'm going to do for you...... By saying this you bring the customer into the solution process. Be precise about the situation and give the details about when the problem can be fully resolved. 4) What can we do to resolve this problem? If your initial suggestion fails to satisfy the customer then throw the ball in his/her court. Probably the customer is expecting additional incentive so it is better to ask the customer what is the best thing we can do to make him happy. 5) I'm glad you voiced it out so that we can resolve this for you right away. This is the best way to end the conversation by appreciating the customers efforts to voice out the issue and then explaining him the best solution that you worked it for him/her. SO hope these phrases come handy to you especially when someone is extremely angry and you are the one who needs to handle the customer.