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Conversation Skills Giving your opinion
Conversation Skills Giving your opinion
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http:www.engvid.com If someone asks you your opinion, don't say "so-so", or maybe. Tell the person how you feel. In this lesson, learn how to give your opinion! Don't be shy! http:www.engvid.comconversation-skills-giving-your-opinionTRANSCRIPTHello. Welcome to the lesson of giving your opinion. My name is Ronnie. Do me a favor. Go to YouTube. Go to my page, EnglishLessons4U, and subscribe to my channel. Watch out for imitators. I'm the real deal. Be careful. I'm going to teach you guys how to give your opinion. Now, you might think, "Ronnie, I already know how to give my opinion." If someone says, "Hey, do you like pizza?" And I say, "It's so-so." Your opinion is "so-so"? Guess what, that's a really bad answer. So I want to teach you some techniques to continue a conversation when you have to give your opinion. This happens all the time. Maybe you went to a new restaurant or you saw a movie or you went to a new pub or bar or restaurant and you want to tell people, "Oh, my god, it was great! I went to the new restaurant that opened up." And your friend says, "How was it?" And you say, "Okay." What kind of answer is "okay"? Was it good? Was it bad? Did you get diarrhea? Did you like it? What did you eat? So when someone asks you your opinion, instead of giving short, one-word answers -- "Yes." "I liked it." "It was great." -- you need to expand, and you need to give more information. Here is a list of things that you should not say when someone asks your opinion. -"So? How was the movie?" -"So-so." What the hell does "so-so" mean? "So" means "yes" and "no" at the same time? If someone said to me, "It's so-so", I think it's bad. Don't say that. Maybe your friend and you saw the same movie, and someone asks your friend, "Hey, how was the movie?" Your friend said, "Well, it was a little boring, and there wasn't a lot of action. I didn't really like it that much." The conversation naturally would go to you, and you'd go, "Same." Same what? Please don't do this. It's so frustrating when you're trying to have a conversation with someone. Don't say "same". You are an individual. Please give the person your opinion. You can say something like, "Well, I agree. It was boring, but..." -- add your own spice of life; add your own opinion. So instead of saying "same", you can say, "I agree", and then add your information. The next one. Now, if you're a little shy, and someone offers you something, for example, "Would you like to have free English lessons?" "Sure" is a good answer. But if you're giving your opinion, for example, "Did you like the new restaurant that you went to last night?" "Sure." "Sure" is a really, really bad answer. What, again, you want to do is expand in your answer. This is the worst thing you can say if someone asks you your opinion or if they ask you a question about something. As an example, someone might say, -"Ronnie, are you from Canada?" -"Of course." "Well, excuse me for asking." You only are going to use "of course" if someone has asked you a very, very stupid question or a question that they already know the answer to. As an example, you could say, "Ronnie, you're from Canada. Do you have red hair?" And I'd say, "Of course I do. You can see it." So when you answer "of course", it does not mean the same as "yes". "Of course" is a very, very rude way to answer someone's question if they ask you something. So please be very careful of this. "Are you enjoying your English lessons?" "Of course!" Good answer. "Maybe." "Do you like Ronnie, teacher?" "Maybe." Maybe? What does "maybe" mean? So "maybe", "sure ", "same", "so-so" -- garbage. Don't use them. "Maybe" -- are you not going to tell me the answer? Is it a secret? Don't say "maybe". Another one that a lot of you guys say is unnecessary unless you want to exaggerate something. So let's say, again, that you went to a new pizza shop, and you ordered some really spicy pasta -- at a pizza store. That's okay. So you get the pizza or the pasta; it's really spicy, and you eat it, and your friend goes, "Hey how's your spicy pasta?" You're going to say, "It's spicy." You do not need to say, "It's spicy for me" because you are the one talking. So you can just say, "It's spicy." Now, the way that we would use this correctly is to exaggerate something. Example: If you're having pasta that's really, really spicy, and your friend is having the same pasta dish, maybe your friend is eating it and goes, "This is not spicy for me." You're exaggerating that one is spicy and one isn't. So you're eating it; you're dying; you're crying; your face is turning red; you say, "God, this is spicy." Your friend's, like, "This isn't spicy for me." So you're exaggerating your point. Be careful about this one.So these ones: Don't use them. This one: Only if you're exaggerating a point. These -- are the good ones. These are the good guys. These ones don't exist anymore.

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game | What to say when you make a mistake!

What to say when you make a mistake!

Did you make a mistake again? What did you say? In today's lesson I'm going to teach you about the many expressions you can use when you make mistakes! I'll teach you modern, old-fashioned, formal, and slang expressions. These are great everyday expressions that you can start using in conversations right away. So watch this lesson and do the quiz at https:www.engvid.comwhat-to-say-when-you-make-a-mistake , but be careful not to f@*k it up!TRANSCRIPTOops. Oh. Oops. Oh. Oops. I made a mistake three times. My name's Ronnie. I forgot that I was going to make lessons today, and instead of wearing, you know, like normal clothes, I decided to be a lion. I guess I really messed up. I'm sorry. [Laughs] I'm not sorry at all. I'm going to teach you by request from Germany-hi, guys-what to say when stuff goes wrong. So you make a mistake; everyone makes mistakes, it's normal, don't worry. We have certain slang phrases that you can say, makes you sound cool. Rainier , if you want to sound cool, you can do this.Most popular ones, we would say: "I screwed up." or "I messed up." or "I [email protected] up." We can also say: "I mucked it up." All of these expressions just mean: "Oops, I made a mistake." So you can say, for example: "I messed up my job interview." Or: "Oh my god, I really [email protected] up my car." It means that maybe you had an accident and now your car is destroyed. So all of these just means there was an accident, or a mistake, or something bad happened. So, be careful. These are phrasal verbs, so we have: "screw up", "messed up", "[email protected] up", and "mucked up".Then we have nouns. So these are describing usually a person. You can say: "somebody is a screw up", "someone is a [email protected] up". It means that they always make mistakes. Maybe they're a little bit stupid. They're just not doing things as they should. You will see this a lot in movies. There's always, like, the teenage boy, and his dad's like: "You're such a [email protected] up! You can't do anything right!" And the kid: "Wah", and drama happens. So we use these a lot in movies as well.Something that I remember my grandmother and my mother saying was: "Oh dash", "Oh darn". Now, these are... We'll call them mother and grandmother expressions. They're not offensive, they're not slang. It's kind of a nice way to say: "Oops." I remember when I was a child there was a TV show called The Mad Dash, and I was like: "Gran, you should be on that show, because you say: 'Oh dash.'" "Dash" means to run quickly, so I couldn't understand why she was wanting to run quickly. It must be a grandmother thing. You might hear people also say: "Oh my gosh" or "Oh my goodness". These are just ways for people who don't want to say: "Oh my god". Some people get offended if you say: "Oh my god", so instead of saying: "god", they say: "goodness" or "gosh". "Oh my gosh". Okay? But it basically means: "Oh my god", or "darn", or "dash", or "oops". Okay? Mm-kay.We have another expression. You might know: "That sucks." It's a kind of an older expression. We also have an expression that something blows. You can say, past tense: "I blew it. I really blew it." It means: "I really messed up or I really made a mistake. I'm sorry." So you can use it like: "I blew the job interview." or: "I screwed up the job interview.", "I messed up the job interview." Another way we use this is to talk about money. You can say: "I blew all my money on beer." Which is not a good thing. It means that you spent all of your money only on beer. Don't do that. You need to, you know, save money for beer, save for everything. But if you blow your money on something it means you spent it all. So you'll hear this, again, a lot in movies, we use it all the time.One thing that is another common word that we use a lot in computers, maybe you see if your computer's in English is for technology, something crashes. You'll see it in a lot of sci-fi movies, too. If something crashed it means it's broken temporarily. Not for a long time. So: "My p.c. or my computer crashed." This is only for software or electronics. So if your computer crashes, it means you're working on it or you're doing something, and then all of a sudden - gone. What's happened to your computer? Probably when you're doing important things it just decides not to work anymore. So your computer crashed. You can say: "My computer bit it." or "My computer choked." It just means it's broken, it doesn't work anymore.You can say: "I bit it!" I used to say this a lot when I was skiing. If I fell, it was: "Oh, I bit it again." It just means you made a mistake or you failed. "I choked on my test." It's not this. Again: "I bit it" and "I choked" means you failed the test. So: "I choked the job interview.", "I choked on something." It just means you didn't do well.
1,015 views | Mar 13, 2017
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game | Improve your conversation skills with WH questions

Improve your conversation skills with WH questions

http:www.engvid.com Where did you go? Who did you go with? Learn how to keep a conversation going by using who, what, when, where, why, and how! Now why don't you take the quiz? http:www.engvid.comconversation-skills-wh-questions
1,281 views | Jul 04, 2013
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game | How to improve your listening in English

How to improve your listening in English

http:www.engvid.com Do you have trouble understanding what native speakers say? What to improve your English listening and comprehension skills? I'll give you some great tips that will help you to listen and understand! http:www.engvid.comimprove-your-listening-in-english
3,752 views | May 29, 2012
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game | How not to swear!

How not to swear!

Sometimes when you want to swear, you shouldn't... like in a job interview or in front of your grandmother! That's why we have words that are not considered offensive that you can substitute into your vocabulary. This isn't B.S., I promise. Watch this freakin' lesson and learn how NOT to swear! Take the quiz here: http:www.engvid.comhow-not-to-swearTRANSCRIPTHi, feckers. How you doing? Sometimes, you want to say bad words. But sometimes -- just sometimes -- people get angry if you use bad words. I'm going to teach you how not to swear. I'm also going to teach you how to swear. Perfect.So we have these words in English called "curse", "swear", or "bad words". Okay? These are words that people -- some people -- think are bad. Part of the reason why people believe that they're bad is people who are very religious -- so if you find yourself in the middle of America, which means you're not on the East Coast; you're not on the West Coast; you're kind of in the middle, smack-dab, or if you're in Calgary or Edmonton or some places in Canada where people are really Christian, a lot of them do not like it when you say "shit". So you have to choose a different word. I'm here to teach you this.So "damn" -- now, "damn" has the religious background. So "damn" is like, "Damn you all to hell." "Damn" is a bad word because they're basically going to hell and not going to heaven. So instead of saying "damn", people say "dang" or "darn". "Darn it!" Some people go as far as to say, "Rats!" My grandmother's favorite, "Oh, dash!" Now, my grandmother was from Scotland, so I think this is kind of a Scottish translation of "damn". People in movies say "goddamn". That's pretty bad if you're really religious.Then, for all the people out there, "Oh, my God." It's been shortened now to "OMG". Did you know that "OMG" meant "Oh, my God"? Did you know that? So this, maybe, I think, is an acceptable way for people to get around saying "Oh, my God." I wonder if really devout Christian people like to say "OMG". I don't know.So instead of saying "god", all they do is replace it with either "gosh" or "goodness". So instead of saying, "Oh, my God", you can say, "Oh, my gosh" or, "Oh, my goodness." For me, personally, I would say these words because I'm not religious. But, like I said, some people get a little bit freaked out if you use bad language. So just to be nice, this is what you're going to do.Now, at a work place or in a very formal environment, people do not like it when you say swear words. Now, swear words are typical things like "fuck", "shit", "bullshit", "bitch", "mother fucker", "horseshit", "son of a bitch". These words are considered bad. These are bad words. Personally, Ronnie loves bad words. Ronnie says bad words all the time. It's hard for me to not say bad words sometimes. So in an environment like my job, I cannot use bad words. If I'm going for a job interview, I don't want to drop the F-bomb: What's the "F-bomb"? The "F-bomb" is just the word "fuck". People don't like the word "fuck". They think it's bad. So they can say, "Ronnie dropped the F-bomb in the job interview. We're not giving her a job." Don't say "fuck" in a job interview unless you're a porn star; say it all you want.
3,104 views | Jan 26, 2015
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game | How to write a basic paragraph

How to write a basic paragraph

http:www.engvid.com A writing lesson for absolute beginners! Here are four very basic rules you must follow when writing simple paragraphs. Learn the basics -- capitals, indentation, line spacing, and more. Then take the quiz: http:www.engvid.comhow-to-write-a-basic-paragraphTRANSCRIPTHello. Do you know how to write a basic paragraph? This is not only for ESL students. This is for everyone around the world, even if you speak English, even if you don't speak English. This is a very, very beautiful, basic lesson on how to write small, short, beautiful paragraphs. "How to Write a Basic Paragraph". Now, I also want you to be very careful. This is not how to write a 200-word essay for your university exam. We don't have enough time in the world for me to teach you that, and I probably forget. So this is, very simply, how to write a basic English paragraph. One, two, three, four rules. Rule No. 1 is: Indent, indent. What does "indent" mean? Indent, basically, means -- I learned this when I was a child -- you take your finger. You can have a big finger, a small finger -- I don't care. You take your finger or two fingers, and you make a little space like so. This is called an "indentation" or "indent". So "indent" means you leave a space at the very first line of the paragraph. And that's it. You do not leave a space at any other lines in the paragraph, only the first line. So it's very important that you only indent the first line of your paragraph like so. Okay. The next thing that you have to do is you have to use a capital letter at the beginning of every sentence. Now, the word that I've written is "I". Another rule in English is that every single time you write "I", it must be a capital. So I'm going to write an example sentence for you to illustrate what I mean: "I am a teacher." Okay? This is one sentence. So rule No. 3: At the end of my sentence, I must use a period. A "period" is a dot, if you'd like. So "I am a teacher." So what I'm going to do is my next sentence... I'm going to begin it with a capital letter. "My" -- so I want to say, "My name -- My name is Ronnie." So what I've done: Rule No. 1, indent. Rule No. 2, you have to use a capital letter at the beginning of every new sentence. Rule No. 3, you're going to use a period at the end of each sentence so that the person reading your beautiful paragraph knows when to stop and take a break. For example, if I did not have a period here, I'd say, "I'm a teacher my name is Ronnie." You need to break up your ideas. So one sentence has one thought and one period. "I am a teacher. My name is Ronnie." Next one. No. 4. I see this in a lot of students' writing. The two basic things about a paragraph are the form and the content. The form is the most important. The form is the indentation. And don't use point form. Do you know what "point form" is? If you're typing something on Word or on an email, "point form" is also called "bullets", which [makes shooting sounds]. So "bullet" means you would put each new sentence on a new line. So if I was to write this: "I'm a teacher", then I would put my next sentence here. This is not how to make a paragraph. This is "point form". So this is a bad paragraph. What I'm going to do is I'm going to write until I almost reach the end of the page. Don't write past the end of the page because then you're writing on the desk and it gets messy. So "I am a teacher. My name is Ronnie. I live -- so I'm going to use up all of my line until the end -- I live in Canada." What would you like to know about Canada? "Canada is very cold." In the winter. So as you can see by my example, I only stop my sentence at the end of my paper. I don't use each sentence on each line. So four basic things to remember when you're writing a basic English paragraph. The first one is: Indent the first line of your paragraph only. Use a capital letter at the beginning of each new line or each new sentence. And use a period at the end. Also, don't forget: Don't use point form. "I am a teacher. My name is Ronnie. I live in Canada. Canada is very cold. Go to 'Subscribe' on YouTube so you can find more great lessons like this." Goodbye.
3,940 views | Oct 03, 2013
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game | How to understand native speakers questions in English

How to understand native speakers questions in English

http:www.engvid.com Native English speakers ask questions SO fast that you can't understand them! Watch this lesson to improve your listening comprehension in English. You'll be able to answer questions like "watayadoin?!"
2,517 views | Feb 24, 2012
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