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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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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.
3,250 views | Jan 26, 2015
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game | How to Remember Vocabulary

How to Remember Vocabulary

http:www.engvid.com Remembering vocabulary is difficult! In this lesson, I'll show you five simple ways to remember new words that you learn. If you follow these suggestions, you WILL improve. Take the quiz on this lesson here: http:www.engvid.comhow-to-remember-vocabulary
2,025 views | Jan 06, 2013
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game | When NOT to use to in English Grammar

When NOT to use to in English Grammar

http:www.engvid.com "I'm going to home" or I'm going to home"? "I'm going to school" or "I'm going to school?" Why do we use 'to' with some words and not with others? In this English grammar class, I'll teach you many words that don't go with 'to'. This is a mistake that sounds bad to native speakers, so try to learn these words and stop making this mistake! Go here to take a quiz on this lesson: http:www.engvid.comwhen-not-to-use-toTRANSCRIPT"Are you going to home?" "Are you going home?" "Where are you going?" "What are you doing?" You're watching a video. My name's Ronnie. I'm going to teach you one trick. Finally, you will understand why in English, we say "I'm going to school" or "I'm going to work." But when we talk about our beautiful, warm, and cozy home we don't say "to". Why, why, why, I don't know. It's just English, isn't it? I can give you some clues. I'll give you some words. You will get this right away. It will be easy for you to do. So if you look at this sentence, "Are you going home?" A very, very big mistake that everyone says will be, "Are you going to home?" And I go, "No, no 'to'. Don't say 'to'. Don't say 'to', no!" Okay, okay, okay, "Are you going home?" Yes, don't say "to", but why? You learned that when you are going someplace, you say "to". For example, "Are you going to bed?" We don't say "to the bed", by the way. We just say bed. "Are you going to bed?" "Are you going to work?" Or you can use the past tense, "Did you go to work?" "Did you go to school?" "Did you go to engvid.com today, and check out a new lesson?" But when you say "home", you do not use "to". So you know the rule, maybe that this is a noun. This is a noun, so when you use going to a place which is a noun, you have to say "to", and then you come along, and you find this beautiful home, and Ronnie freaks out, because you say "to" and then you don't understand why. I don't know but I will give you a list of words that are places. But all of these words on this board, you cannot use with "to". So "are you going abroad?" You cannot ask someone, "Are you going to abroad?" If you look in the dictionary; the dictionary, one of those books. If you look at an online dictionary it'll tell you that these are adverbs of location, whereas the other ones you've learned are nouns. But hold on, "home" is a noun. Home is just this big exception going, "No, I am a noun. I don't want to have "to". All of these ones are not proper nouns, they're adverbs of location. Let's go through underground, underneath the surface of the land. If you have ever been to London, there's a big system called the Tube. It's also called the "underground". Most places in the world call it the "underground". In Canada, we call it the subway -- "sub" means "under". So you can say, "I'm going underground. I'm going underground." If you know The Jam -- "Wow, what an amazing band, Ronnie," I know. You will know this song called "I'm Going Underground." Maybe by the magic of video, we'll put on that video for you. "I'm going underground." "I'm going downtown," or you can say "uptown". I would just sing songs for everything, "Uptown Girls" -- little bit of Billy Joel for you. Uptown, downtown -- you don't need the "to". There, here, anywhere, nowhere, somewhere -- you don't need "to". In, inside, out, outside, upstairs, downstairs don't use "to". They're not nouns. They're places. One other thing to be very careful about, please, when you say this you want to say "upstairs" and "downstairs." Too many times I hear people say, "I went down-stair." Only one, just one stair, I made it. "I went up-stair." And then what did you do? You just stood there? Wow, don't say "down-stair, up-stair". Please use all of the stairs. Go up, okay? That'll be fun, more exciting. You can fall down the stairs too, that's fun. But again, we don't say "to". "I'm going downstairs." "I'm coming upstairs." If you are confused, or if you have ever been confused about when to use "to", the only advice I can give you is please remember this list of words. Once you have remembered this list, you'll go, "Oh that was easy." [That was easy.]" Yes, it was. Thank you, goodbye.
2,892 views | Jul 19, 2013
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game | IELTS TOEFL How to give your opinion

IELTS TOEFL How to give your opinion

http:www.engvid.com Students use the words "I think" way too much when giving their opinions. In this IELTS & TOEFL lesson, I will teach you better words to use that can help you express your opinion. This video is a must-see for anyone writing the TOEFL or IELTS. It will help you to score higher on both tests in the writing and speaking sections. Even if you're not taking an exam, you should watch this class to learn the vocabulary and expressions. Take the quiz on this lesson here: http:www.engvid.comielts-toefl-opinionTRANSCRIPTHello everyone. My name is Emma, and in today's lesson we are going to look at ways to give your opinion. So this video is very useful for anyone who will be writing the IELTS exam, the TOEFL exam, as well as anyone who wants to become a better speaker or a better writer. Okay, so in this video we will first look at some common expressions we use to give our opinion, and we will look at ways to strengthen these expressions to make them stronger and to show that we feel very strongly or not so strong about something. Okay, so let's begin. I have here the most common way to give your opinion: "I think..." So why do I have an "x" here? Well the problem is students overuse "I think..." "I think this, I think that, I think this, I think that." It gets very boring. And so if you're doing the TOEFL or the IELTS, the problem with using "I think..." is you're going to get a lower mark because that's considered basic English usage. So in order to get a higher mark or if you're just interested in becoming a better speaker or writer, I've listed some expressions that will really help aid you in expressing your opinion. So let's look at some other expressions you can use. And these all pretty much mean "I think..."So the first expression: "As far as I'm concerned," okay? "As far as I'm concerned,...". Okay, one question you often get on IELTS, on TOEFL is: "Should boys and girls go to the same school or should they go to different schools?" What I could say or I could write: "As far as I'm concerned, boys and girls should go to separate schools." Okay? One thing that's important to note: there's a comma. "As far as I'm concerned," and then you write your opinion. Okay? Our next expression: "In my opinion,..." This is better than "I think" -- it's still a bit overused though. So I would recommend using some of these other expressions. But "In my opinion,..." is still okay to use, just don't use it too often. "In my opinion, in my opinion," -- I guess if we use the same example as before --, "boys and girls should go to separate schools." Okay? Our next expression, again, it means the same thing as "I think...", it's just a nicer way to say it. I've given you two options. You can say: "It seems to me that..." or "It appears to me that..." These are excellent to use in writing. So if you're doing the TOEFL essay where you give your opinion on something, agree or disagree essay, or the IELTS essay this is a good one to use. One question that's often asked in the TOEFL and I think also the IELTS: "Do parents make the best teachers? Do you agree or disagree?" So I could say: "It seems to me that parents do make the best teachers.", "It seems to me that parents do not make the best teachers." Notice one other thing about this expression, whereas we have a comma here and here, "It seems to me that..." there's no comma. Okay? So any time we have "that", you don't have to worry about a comma. Okay, our next expression: "I would argue that..." So again, we have "that", no comma. "I would argue that the death penalty is not a good form of punishment." Often times, the TOEFL may ask you if you agree or disagree with the death penalty. You could use: "I would argue that the death penalty is the best way to deal with criminals." So it all depends on your opinion, but you can either agree or disagree with this statement. Another way to say "I think...": "From my point of view," or "From my perspective," Okay? Notice we have a comma for both of these. "From my point of view," okay, so now I'm not going to use an IELTS or TOEFL example, I'm going to use a superhero example. "From my point of view, Cyclops is a horrible superhero." So again, just for anyone who likes to argue, this is a good one to use. The last one is a very high formal way of saying your opinion. "I am inclined to believe that..." So you wouldn't use this with your friends. If you have an argument with your friends, maybe you're talking about the best place to live in the world or the best place to travel to, if you said: "I'm inclined to believe that France is a great place to visit." Your friends would find your language too formal. But you can use this in writing, in formal writing. If you're writing the TOEFL or the IELTS, you can use this expression. And again, at the end we have "that", we don't have a comma. Okay?
3,469 views | Aug 13, 2013
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game | SEX with Ronnie!

SEX with Ronnie!

Learn all about SEX words in this vocabulary and grammar lesson for adults! Learn how REAL native English speakers talk about sex and what words we use to describe what we do with our mouths, butts, #####s and ******s. You'll also learn what Australians use a straw for... Take a quiz on this lesson here! http:www.engvid.comsex-with-ronnie
2,881 views | Feb 14, 2014
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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
2,487 views | Jul 04, 2013
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game | Phrasal Verbs of SEX

Phrasal Verbs of SEX

Let's talk about sex, baby! In this video, I'll teach you the phrasal verbs that we use to talk about having sex in English. We'll look at common slang phrasal verbs like "go down on", "feel up", and "beat off". I'll also talk about the culture of sex, what to say, what not to say, and how to say it. You'll learn vocabulary like "spooge", "jizz", and "ejaculate". Don't be embarrassed, and don't embarrass yourself! Have sex like a Canadian! Check out this lesson and take the quiz at https:www.engvid.comphrasal-verbs-sex to make sure you're bedroom-ready! Let's get it on!TRANSCRIPTHi, guys. I'm Ronnie. I'm going to teach you some dreaded phrasal verbs. Hmm... I know that learning English is difficult, and phrasal verbs are very difficult because they just don't make sense. Okay? So, when you look at a verb in English, you have, like, for example: "calm" or "jack" or "beat", and then there's a pronoun with it, it gets very confusing. So, just a little warning, here, people, if you are not mature enough to watch this-no matter your age-I suggest you turn it off or don't share it. Yeah? How about that as an idea? If you're offended by phrasal verbs of a sexual nature, don't share the video. Mm-hmm. Turn it off, watch another video. Watch a different channel. Do what you do.So, I'm going to teach you phrasal verbs Ronnie style because they're about sex - oh yeah. So, sexual phrasal verbs. This is what makes me laugh all the time. Every day at my work and in my house... Not my house. In my apartment I have an elevator and there is a voice in the elevator and the elevator says: "Going down", hee-hee-hee, I every day giggle, and I say: "I wish", and other people look at me and go: "Why is this crazy lady laughing at the elevator because it says 'Going down'?" What these people don't realize, because maybe they don't have a hilarious sense of humour or they don't know the phrasal verb to go down on someone - "going down" means to have oral sex with someone, so when the elevator opens up and a person's voice goes: "Going down", I'm like: "Okay, in the elevator? Cool."So, first of all, phrasal verbs are always a verb and a preposition. So, prepositions are things like: "over", "in", "on", "out", "down", "up", "out". So, these prepositions with the verb together will have a completely different meaning than if you just have one verb. So, for example, the verb "eat" we know, but when I put it with "eat out", you guys think: "Oh, hey, yeah, guess what? I went to a restaurant last night and I ate out", and I die, I just laugh because, ladies and gentlemen, if you "eat out" or "eat someone out" it means you have, or are having, or had oral sex again. So: "go down" and "eat out" both mean you're having oral sex. So, this is why I laugh all the time. People think I'm in a good mood. I just think people say things that are funny. So, I'm going to teach you some sexual phrasal verbs.First one: "bend over". It actually sounds like a person's name in English. Does anybody know anybody named: "Ben Dover"? If anyone's a fan of The Simpsons, Bart Simpson will call a bar and say: "Uh, is Ben Dover there, please? Can somebody Ben Dover? Can somebody get my Ben Dover?" "Bend over" basically means that you put your body like this and you stick your bum in the air, and you're having sex like that. Good job, I think you can imagine what happens next if you bend over. If your name is Ben Dover, your parents are funny and probably you might want to change your name. Maybe Benny Dover? Nah, good luck with that. Benjamin Dover? Better.We also have: "cum on". This means you blow your load or you get sperm on someone, someone's part of their body, maybe their face (which is bukake) or you can cum on the wall, which might be embarrassing, you can cum wherever you're having fun with your little wiener, there. You cum on something or someone, it means you get sperm somewhere. Same with the word "jizz on" and "spooge on". So, cum on, jizz on, and spooge on means ejaculation time. So, "ejaculate on someone" means you get sperm on someone or something - done. But some of you guys might have a different technique where you "cum in" something, like a sock. I've seen it in a movie. Some guys like to masturbate into a sock, so you would say: "I came", which is the past tense or "cum in a sock". So, "c um", the past tense is "came". See? It's verbs, it's real life, it's past tense.As I said before, when people tell me that they are going to eat out tonight, I think that's a lot of information that I don't need to know. They mean they're going to a restaurant, but in my brain and I'm sure a lot of other people's brains, "eat out" means oral sex. So does "go down", going down. We can also say "on someone". So you can say: "I was going down on my girlfriend", "I was going down on my boyfriend", that means that you're having oral sex.
1,034 views | Jul 29, 2017
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game | Conversation Skills Learn new words and keep a conversation going!

Conversation Skills Learn new words and keep a conversation going!

http:www.engvid.com Do people sometimes use words in English that you don't understand? Watch this lesson to learn how you can improve your conversation skills and your vocabulary at the same time! Then test yourself with the quiz: http:www.engvid.comconversation-skills-learn-new-words
4,729 views | Nov 26, 2012
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game | Job Interview Skills Questions and Answers

Job Interview Skills Questions and Answers

http:www.engvid.com Job interview tips: some common questions you will be asked and how to answer them! Learn what to say to impress and get that job!
3,777 views | Jul 29, 2011
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