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101+ Study Tips On How To Become A Confident & Well-Spoken Non-Native English Speaker

O. M. Allred, Writer | Speaker | Educator

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11 Lessons (1h 12m)
    • 1. English Course Lesson 1

      2:43
    • 2. Meet Your Instructor Introduction

      8:58
    • 3. 10 Fun Ways of Studying English

      10:06
    • 4. 20 Difficult to Pronounce English Words

      5:39
    • 5. 10 Ways to Improve Your English Pronunciation

      6:55
    • 6. 7 Top English Question Words

      4:06
    • 7. 10 Everyday American Idioms

      4:54
    • 8. 20 Feel Good Happy Words

      7:09
    • 9. 12 Ways to Express Love and Affection in English

      6:04
    • 10. 17-Step Power English Program

      13:25
    • 11. English Course Conclusion

      2:29

About This Class

Welcome to this Introductory English course on how you can begin learning and speaking the English language, American style. This is a beginner course on American English, idioms, pronunciation, and effective language study methods. 

This course includes many study tips and fun ways of learning and studying English. You’ll find definitions and pronunciations for words and everyday phrases commonly used in the United States.

This course will help you become a confident, and well-spoken new English speaker through a variety of effective study methods

The course will be helpful to all English language students who have a basic understanding of English. This course will be of special value to non-native English students who have never visited the USA.

This is a course on effective ways to study, learn, and speak English, American style.

We will be covering English language study methods including pronunciation practice on difficult words, happy words, words of love and affection, common expressions, plus vocabulary building activities, and much more.

Welcome to the course.

Transcripts

1. English Course Lesson 1: welcome to this introductory course. Own Health Boys to begin learning and speaking the English language American style. This course is about American English idioms and pronunciation. This courses for anyone in the beginner toe in an immediate level. So studying English that would be levels a one through B two. I will be speaking at a slower pace and speed than I would in normal conversation. The title of this course is 101 tips and ways to become an advanced, confident, non native English speaker. Yes, it's a long title, but the course is loaded with interesting and helpful content. This course will show beginning English students many different fun ways to study English. Students will also learn many ways to speed up their progress on the road to English fluency. I've always believed that learning a language should be fun. My feeling is that the first priority of learning English should be the ability toe easily carry on a simple conversation in basic English. Think of this as a how to learn English course. This course isn't about English grammar rules or phrase over forms or tenses, speech parts or the more difficult aspects of learning English. Think of this as a beginner course on the road to learning and speaking English American style. In this course, I want you to know that learning English can be fun. I'll show you many ways of learning English that you might not have thought of before. Now let me introduce myself to you as your instructor and the next lesson. Please follow the text as I tell you this introduction story. By following along, you'll have the opportunity to hear American speech intonations and syllable stress in an American Southern accent. The introduction lesson is the only lesson with a lot of text that you will be asked to follow. Be sure and pay special attention to the red, bold words and idioms in the text. There will be a project for you at the end of the next lesson involving the red bold words and idioms 2. Meet Your Instructor Introduction: Hello. Welcome to the class. This is an introductory English class consisting of over 101 tips, ideas and study hacks for English language students. My name is Mr A and I will be your instructor. This lesson will be an English reading practice. Please read and follow along. As I tell you this introductory story. Meet your instructor. There's a saying or idiom in English about someone who has been around the block many times . This saying or idiom refers to someone who has many years of varied life experiences. Another English saying or idiom is someone who's been there and done that with that thought in mind. Here is a little information on my background. I am an American. I grew up in the Southern U. S. A. Shortly after high school, I got bored with life in my little Southern town, so I packed a small backpack with a change of clothes, a couple of candy bars and all the money I had at the time, a meager $1 in 10 cents. Then I walked out the front door of my home and hit the road. I hitchhiked and thumbed my way all the way across America, from North Carolina to California, about 3000 miles. I ended up in Hollywood, California, standing on the famous corner of Hollywood and vine, and you can check that out on Google Earth, if you would like. Broke and hungry are then turned around and hitchhiked back. Another 3000 miles. Quite an adventure for a green behind the year's restless 18 year old After returning home , It wasn't long before I found myself board again. This time I joined the US Navy. I spent my four year hitch on two destroyers and a cruiser sailing around the South China Sea off the coast of Vietnam. After four years in the Navy, I was anxious to return to civilian life. Go to college party like hell and chase girls. How did a lot of girl chasing and partying? And eventually I had met my wife in college. Now you would think after leaving the Navy, it would have been smooth sailing from serving on a warship to the happy, carefree life as a college student. Well, it wasn't. The problem was I had to permanent reminders of my time in the Navy that prevented me from enjoying life as that carefree, happy go lucky college student. The problem was to tattoos on my inner arms that I had picked up in Hong Kong own shore leave almost six decades ago. Tattoos weren't a socially acceptable as's they are today. Today, skin art and body piercings are everywhere. Back then, it was difficult getting a job, getting into college, getting dates and making friends because of my tattoos. So I had a plastic surgeon removed the tattoos, a plastic surgeon who had never performed a tattoo removal before. Big mistake. And remember, this is decades before modern day laser tattoo removal. The plastic surgeon I used removed my tattoos with a grinder. I was his first tattoo. Guinea pig. Let me just say it was a bloody, painful and embarrassing mess. The healing process on my arms took over a year. I still have ugly scars on my arms from a botched tattoo removal over 1/2 century ago. Anyway, after the Navy, I attended a junior college for two years for an associate degree, then transferred to the University of South Florida, where I received my bachelor's degree in speech communications after graduation and as the years passed, I began working privately with students and businessmen, own speak, improvement and public speaking. I was in an English speech and vocal coach, the private tutor, as well as being a businessman. By day. Years later, I completed my training for a te ful certificate and began working with non native English language students. I've always enjoyed working with non native students who are just learning English. Every student I work with as an interesting back story and I always enjoy hearing these narratives. Here's my philosophy on learning. Speak English. I believe learning speak English should be fun. Shouldn't be boring or frustrating or stressful, an English language. Students should be able to study and progress at their own pace. Your initial goal should be to become proficient in basic conversational English. In other words, learn to speak basic English first, then worry about the needy. Greedy in the grammar details later, Your conversational English doesn't have to be perfect in the beginning, it just has to be good enough to be understood. But native English speakers so initially don't stress out trying to be perfect in your conversational English. Just enjoy the ride on the way to fluency. Now, as you begin studying English, you'll have a limited vocabulary of English words that you'll use in everyday conversations . Having a large, impressive English vocabulary is a fine goal. But let me tell you a secret. Out in the real world of everyday America, nobody cares about the size of your vocabulary, really, and you don't need a huge vocabulary to make interesting, everyday conversation in English with native speakers. Just where a happy smile and start talking, We'll help you with your English when we see you need help. Your vocabulary will increase naturally from your daily interactions with native speakers. And by using the methods you'll learn in this course, a large speaking vocabulary will come in time. Your English fluency will come in time. Your English accent will improve in time. In short, use the tools and methods you will find in this course. If you practice speaking English every day, your progress will amaze you below. You'll find 10 words from this story. These words were a bold red in the story. You'll also find eight idioms that you encountered during the story. Please go to dictionary dot com and look up the definitions for the listed words, listen to the pronunciation and practice, saying each word at least three times. If you're able, read the various definitions for each word. Now for the idioms, go to Google, search and enter. Define and the idiom. For example, in the Google Search box Inter define Hit the road as you did with the words Listen to the pronunciation, say the pronunciation three times and read over the definitions. By the way, the pronunciations you'll hear are in standard American English. This is American English, without any noticeable regional dialect or accent. Examples of standard American English would be the news announcers on the national evening . New shows such as CBS, NBC or ABC. Once you've completed this assignment will move on into the course. 3. 10 Fun Ways of Studying English: and this lesson will take a look. A different methods to study English. As I mentioned before, I believe that studying English should be fun and enjoyable. In this lesson, you'll find many ways enjoyable ways to easily put in maybe 60 minutes. A day of English study and 60 minutes a day is an easy goal to reach. If you're serious about learning and becoming fluent in the English language, no, don't try to put in 60 minutes in one sitting, but break up your study time into shorter sessions of maybe 15 or 20 minutes each three times a day. This first study method is, to me quite an enjoyable experience. Audible dot com is an Amazon audiobook company. They have thousands and thousands of audio books available on every subject, both fiction and nonfiction and in every genre you can think of, and every audiobook offers a free sample reading that you can listen to. These readings are usually four or five minutes long. Last evening, I went toe audible dot com and did a search for the Herman Melville classic Moby Dick. There were well over 100 listings for Moby Dick audiobooks. You can hear sample English readings of narrators from America, Australia, Britain and other countries. And there are foreign language versions also available. Now remember the value to you as a student studying English is that you can hear different English accents and dialects, both male and female narrators. By listening to these free sample readings, you can hear straight readings or dramatised readings. You can hear many versions read by American narrators, many by Australian and British narrators in different languages, dialects and accents. If your goal is to find, tune your American accent and improve your English pronunciation and this is a must have study resource for English study. But don't forget. Listen to the free sample readings. Don't mistakenly ordered the book unless you really want to buy the audiobook. Another fun way to increase your English vocabulary and word knowledge bases through crossword puzzles. That's a favorite of mine, and there are many sites online where you can enjoy crosswords from easy crosswords. Two extremely difficult crosswords in English. There is a website, Lexus rex dot com, that offers many Resource is in over 20 languages, including English to foreign language students. They even have a daily crossword in English that you can subscribe to. One of their most valuable resource is is a list of common English phrases based on frequency of use. Scrabble has always been a fun game to help in learning the English language and increasing your English vocabulary. If you confined the native English speaker to join you in a Scrabble game, you'll find this to be a very effective learning tool. A native speaker can help you in understanding new words that you're not familiar with and their meanings. I think we will all agree that when we try to read a book not in our native language, were assured or have difficulties and run into problems, there is a way to solve this problem. Dual language parallel textbooks. This is where an English translation would be owned. One side of the boat and your native language and text would be owned. The facing page. These bilingual books allow you to get the reading practice you need in English and allow you to see the translation in your native language. I've used this type of book for years, and in my own language studies. I'm often surprised that so many students admit I have no idea what a pen pal is. Let me just say that this is what people did before the Internet. We would sit down and write letters on paper in our own handwriting and mail these two people across the world or across the country. Of course. Today, with the Internet, they're called email pals. Making an email friend, especially a native speaker friend, is an enjoyable way toe. Widen your English studies and increase your knowledge of the English language, illustrated English language comic books or another way to enjoy your study of English. If you don't have a comic book store nearby, just check out Amazon or Barnes and Noble websites. They have a wide selection of English language Illustrated comics available. Children's books offer a fun way to approach the study of English, especially for beginning English students, and they can be in an enjoyable experience even for adults. In America, you can usually find used Children's books at second hand stores, such as Goodwill stores or Salvation Army shops. Of course, Children's books are available new online at Amazon and other booksellers. Chances are that if you have any friends with young Children, they might have some used Children's books that you might find available next. We haven't often overlooked resource for students Learning English Meet up groups. These local groups are composed of people in your local community who share common interest . In this case, the common interest would be learning languages. In my area alone, we have several local meet up groups. We have one in Italian, German, French and several local English language groups. We do have a large Mexican central and South American population, so English study groups are quite common in this area. The way to find groups in your area would be simply to go to meet up dot com, enter your zip or postal code and your subject of interest and you'll find meet up groups in many areas of interest. Social media sites like Facebook, Twitter, instagram, YouTube. They all offer unlimited opportunities for learning English. Simply enter English language groups into their search bar, and you'll have an abundance of opportunities to learn and study English via social media. The last English study Resource will consider our podcast broadcast all for a world of English learning opportunities. If reading textbooks bore, you definitely consider English language podcast. There are thousands of podcasts that you can subscribe to and download to your smartphone, tablet or computer. Simply go to iTunes or do a Google search and enter English study or learning into the search box, you'll find hundreds of podcast sites for English study students. These four podcasts are some of my favorites for absolute beginners. You might try the Voice of America learning English podcast there. Speaking pace is very slow, with each word pronounced very distinctly. All ears. English is a very popular English podcast. It's produced by three young women, and a quick paced check jet format own a variety of topics they truly make Learning English fund. The take away for this lesson is that to be successful in learning English, you must immerse yourself in English every day. As I mentioned before, I recommend studying or listening to English at least 60 minutes a day. And no, I don't recommend 1 60 minute session. Break your study time down into three or four short sessions each day. That could be watching an English language TV or online newscast in the morning, working on an easy English crossword midday, listening to an entertaining English podcast in the evening and maybe reading a dual language book or listening to a variety of audible dot com free samples at bedtime. The point is, you must be serious about learning English, and the only way to accomplish this is through consistent daily study, listening and speaking practice. 4. 20 Difficult to Pronounce English Words: in this lesson will be covering 20 English words that non native speakers have found difficult to pronounce. Our first word is Squirrel Squirrel. Our second word is draft, as in a draft beer. Third word. Scissors, scissors. Make sure you're pronouncing the words after I do for practice. Our fourth word, it's must it's must as inthe e isthmus of Panama. An isthmus is of a thin strip of land bounded on both sides by water connecting two larger bodies of land. Sixth, sixth height, height. Colonel. As in Colonel Sanders, founder of world famous Kentucky Fried Chicken Colonel. And this one is a really tongue twister. Some people pronounce it Worchester Shire, but according to reliable sources on the Internet, it is pronounced Worcestershire, Worcestershire, as in Worcestershire county, England. Successful, successful passion, passion, anger, anger, festive, festive decrease. Of course there, this can be pronounced three different ways. Decrease decrease or decrease discount. Discount. Marvelous. In the American south, this is pronounced where you here they are marvellous. While in the Northeast it may sound marvellous. The young woman said he looks marvelous in that custom tailored suit. Serendipity, serendipity. This is one of my favorite words considering that serendipity is meant finding something pleasant in an unexpected place have gotten, as Theo example here finding $100 bill on the sidewalk or finding a four leaf clover. Last year, in 17 day period, I found 3 $20 bills on the sidewalk. It was a very serendipitous week for me. Cataract, cataract This can mean water running over rocks in a river. Or it could be an eye condition where the lens of the eye clouds over cataract. Flabbergasted, flabbergasted to be amazed, astonished, confused and surprised. And this lady in the picture here is saying, Holy crap. That's a common term in America when you're flabbergasted. Sick War era Sequoia These are those mammoth trees in mammoth redwood trees in northern California. They often grow three or 400 foot high. It's an amazing gift in the California Northwoods hare brained, hare brained. This could be defined is reckless, careless, dangerous. It's a good word when someone does something stupid. It's the best way to describe it. She had this hair brained idea of jumping across this wide gap in the rocks. Luckily, she made it there You are 20 very difficult words to pronounced for many non native speakers 5. 10 Ways to Improve Your English Pronunciation: proper pronunciation is, without question, one of the biggest obstacles you'll face as a student studying English. You may have done well or even aced all of your English exams in school. But if native English speakers still have a problem understanding you, this lesson will be very important to you. You're about to learn several ways to improve and fine tune your English pronunciation skills. Now make an effort to use all of these ways in your pronunciation practice and English study plan. Our first way is to make friends with a native speaker, a native English friend who is also learning your native language would be a perfect match . You both could benefit from such a friendship because you could each offer help to each other and study in a certain language. You should let your new friend know that you want them to correct your English mistakes. Our second tip toe improve your English pronunciation requires you to not be upset when someone corrects your English mistakes. There's a term in American English for someone who finds it difficult to accept criticism or helpful advice. It's called being thin skinned. Thin skinned people are those that just can accept helpful advice that can accept being corrected or they become offended. If you try to help them as a student of English, you should welcome someone correcting your mistakes. Why? Because you'll never know about your mistakes unless a well meaning friend brings them to your attention. Whether you're practicing with a friend or practicing alone, recording your practice sessions is a very effective way to improve your English pronunciation. But if you're not used to hearing your own voice in a recording, be prepared for a surprise. You may be less than pleased at hearing the sound of your own voice, but after a few voice recordings, you'll actually learn to love the sound of your voice. This next tip is very important in being able to actually hear your progress in English pronunciation. You simply must practice reading English every day. I recommend you find one interesting English paragraph and every week record yourself reading this test paragraph by recording your practice paragraph every week, you'll be able to compare and hear your progress as time goes by during your pronunciation practice sessions. Besides recording your test paragraph, you can act out common daily situations that you'll face, such as meetings, greetings, work or employment situations, typical phone calls, introductions ordering in a restaurant and other typical day to day encounters. During those times when you're alone, you can still have practice time by practicing in front of a mirror by practicing in front of a mirror. You can watch your mouth your face. Observe your body language as you speak will also feel like you're actually speaking with another person, and effective exercise is to speak continually for two or three minutes without stopping. Speak on any subject you desire, but don't stop talking. If you run out of thoughts on one topic, change to another topic. But keep talking. When practicing common daily situations, speak slowly and strive for accurate pronunciation of English words. Don't try to speak fast. Speed will come in time. You'll impress native speakers much more by speaking with proper pronunciation rather than the talk fast, where they will have a difficult time. Understanding you a very effective way of practising English is to imitate a native English speaker that you admire. Choose someone, choose a speaker whose speaking voice and vocal style you admire try to find a simple sentence that they have spoken, and then you record yourself trying to imitate their style. After you've spoken, the Senate's a few times, Listen to the recording and look for areas where you can improve. If you can't decide on an American speaker to imitate, I highly recommend you go to audible dot com and find an American English narrator that you can imitate. Remember audible dot com offer sample readings of all their audiobooks, and they have tens of thousands of audiobook speech samples available with thousands of professional narrators that you could imitate. Another important step to take in studying and learning English is to keep a personal journal of your English learning adventure. Keep notes about what you're studying each day. Keep notes about your good days and your bad days. If you're working with a conversation partner, keep notes about what you studied together about what you enjoy and what got a bit boring for you. Keep notes about your progress in English pronunciation and what you're having difficulties with. Do your best journal every day, making it happen in my own journaling. I find it very interesting toe. Look back and see what I noted a month ago or even a year ago. A journal is like having a personal time machine that takes you back, and you can see what you were doing and thinking days, months or even years ago. The last tip in this session is to practice, practice, practice, practice speaking English on a daily basis. Turn your study of English into an ironclad daily habit. The simple fact is this. The more you practice, the more you speak English. The more you study English, the better you'll get. 6. 7 Top English Question Words: in this lesson will be covering the seven question words that you should of course, be familiar with in the study of English. Being able to asked proper questions is a vital part of developing skill in the English language. In the real world, you will be asking questions. Every day you'll be asking questions to get information you need to make every day. Decisions in this lesson will be focusing on the top seven English question words or wh words, as they're commonly known in SL studies. The seven question words are who, what, where, when, Why, how and which question. Words almost always come at the beginning of a sentence, and each question word can have many Senate's variations in this lesson. I'll define each word. Give examples of how to best use the word and the correct pronunciation. Our first word is who who is used when referring toa other people examples of using who would be. Who is that? Who are those people? Who is your English teacher? Who should I call in an emergency? The next word is what what is used to refer to information you might need or want to make a decision examples would be. What time is it? What is your favorite food? What is your name? What do you enjoy doing? Our next word is where where is used in referring to a place. A location or a destination. Examples of the word would be. Where are you going? Where do you live? Where did I park my car? Our next word is when? When refers to time or future events. Or of course, it could refer to past events. Also, when do you leave on vacation? When do you get your passport? When will this class B over? When will I meet your new boyfriend? Our next word is why? Why is used when asking for an explanation or a reason for doing something. Why did you miss class today? Why are you marrying him? Why don't I believe he's just a friend? Our next word is how how is used to describe the way something is done. And of course, there are many other ways that the word how can be used in questions Such as? How do how many? How far, How often How much examples would be. How do you spell your last name? How long have you lived here? How many classes are you taking in college? How many people in your class and the last question word is which, which is used when you need to choose between two or more options or choices? Example would be Which job will you be taking? Which color do you like best? Which one of those men is your professor? Which day is best for you? And there we have the seven question words. Who, What Where, When? Why? How which? 7. 10 Everyday American Idioms: in this lesson will cover 10 American idioms that often confuse new English students and speakers. Chances are that you would hear one or more of these on a daily basis in the US in everyday conversation. Now these phrases make perfect sense to native speakers, but they'll sound odd or strange if you've never heard them before, these idioms should be considered in an American cultural setting. If you try to translate them literally, they leave you totally confused. Our first idiom is it's a piece of cake, and what this means is something as easy to do or you have a very thorough knowledge of it . It's a piece of cake. My English exam was a piece of cake. The next stadium, it costs an arm and a leg. That means something is very expensive. Hit the books well, I've got to hit the books for my English test tomorrow. That simply means to study and prepare for your test. We see eye to eye. This is an idiom heard in business settings. What it means is that you see eye to eye with another business person or you're thinking along the same lines or you have the same goals and ambitions. When it comes to business, we see eye to eye once in a blue moon. This means something is rare the blue moon thesis and full moon of the month. And that is rare. So when you say I only see my high school sweetheart once in a blue moon, but I still have fond memories of her, that means you might meet her just very rarely. But you're still thinking of her. A dime a dozen. This means something is cheap, easy to find and plentiful. I remember many years ago when I had been out of college, just a few years. It was in the middle of a recession, and I had been laid off from my job and I was looking for another job. I was explaining to a employment director that I was young. I was college educated and I had management experience, and this older gentleman looked at me and he said, Mike, guys like you are a dime a dozen every day. We have dozens of college educated management. Experienced people come looking for jobs. Your type are just a dime a dozen. Think outside the box if you're asked to think outside the box. This means that you're asked to consider new, creative and different methods and approaches to solving a problem. B s. This is a good idiom. Just too simple letters. Everything he says is B s. Don't believe a word. He says. BS is short for bullshit. And it means something is either a total lie or someone's trying to deceive you. Stab someone in the back. I can't believe she told my best friend about that. Talk about stabbing you in the back. That means gossiping to someone about you behind your back. Speak of the devil. This is an idiom that happens to me at least once a week. What it means is you might start talking about someone, and suddenly that person appears you might be thinking of someone and the phone rings and that's that person you might be gossiping about Someone and that person shows up. Speak of the devil. Well, speak of the devil. Ah, hi, Caroline. We were just talking about you, Ben, out of shape. This is when someone gets upset or angry over something this happened. Hey, don't get bent out of shape just because I broke your eyeglasses. I didn't mean to. It was an accident. Get your ducks in a row. What this means is to be thoroughly prepared and ready in with every detail comfort. Now, before we meet the new client, let's get our ducks in a row on the sales presentation. And that's a few American idioms that you might face every day when you're in the US and now let's move on to the next lesson. 8. 20 Feel Good Happy Words: in this lesson will be learning 20 new feel good happy words and will be practicing their pronunciation. These air words that you will encounter frequently and should be familiar with. Some of the words are short. Some of the words air long. I will first say the word, define it and then ask you to repeat the pronunciation of the word. Our first word is laughter. One of the happiest sounds I've ever heard in my life is when a group of Children get together and start laughing, and when they start laughing, it's contagious. You can't help but to start laughing with, Um, the word is laughter. Now you repeat the word. Our next word is happiness. Happiness is when everything is okay with the world. When you experience good fortune when you have good friends, when you've got good health and your family is happy and healthy Also, when you have someone that you can love and loves you back, that is the word happiness. Now repeat after me Happiness. Our next word is that powerful feeling of affection known as love. Ah, universal emotional feeling that touches everyone on earth at one time or another. Please repeat the word love. Our next word is only three letters long, but it's packed with emotion, joy, that state of genuine happiness or pleasure. Please repeat the word joy. Our next feel good word is friendship, close friends or one of the most valuable gifts that you can have in life. Our friendships should be treasured. Please repeat friendship. Very good. What a beautiful word, sweetheart. A sweetheart is that someone special who means so much to you? The term is often shortened to sweetie, as in, She's my Sweetie. Please repeat the word, sweetheart. Now remember, don't drop the T sound on the end of the word. The word is sweetheart, not sweetheart. Funny is a word that's hard to define, but I guarantee you'll know it when you see it. If you can watch the TV series America's Funniest Videos and there are many episodes now on YouTube, you'll know what funny is. I have watched these videos and laugh so hard sometimes I cried. Try not to smile when you say the word funny. Our next word is celebration. The act of celebrating a happy event, a special occasion and national holiday, a sports victory or maybe winning a $1,000,000 lottery. The word is celebration now. Repeat celebration. Fantastic. To experience the strange and unusual or an unreal feeling. Something amazing or unpredictable, eccentric and out of the ordinary. Fantastic. Fantastic pleasure. Pleasure Is that state of feeling delighted, pleased and satisfied The feeling of enjoyment. Pleasure. Your turn. Please repeat pleasure. Our next word is congratulations. The expression of joy in the success and good fortune of another. Congratulations are in order. You've got that promotion to manager. Congratulations. Yes. No matter what country you're in or what language you speak we all know what a kiss is. An easy word to say Kiss Now it's your turn. Please repeat kiss. Excellent. It was a delightful experience Traveling to your country and meeting your family and friends defined this When an activity or event gives great pleasure or is highly pleasing Please repeat Delightful. She had a smile that warmed the heart. The word is smile I love the definition of found for smile A facial expression that causes a feel good party in your brain Smile. Some of the most popular sellers own Amazon are romantic novels romantic, characterized by feelings and expressions of love. Romantic. Now, when you repeat the word, don't forget the very faint take on the end of the word romantic rainbow, that beautiful arch of color we often see after a rain storm rainbow, a pretty word that rolls off the tongue easily. No, it's your turn. Please repeat the word rainbow. Very good hug to show affection. My squeezing someone in your arms. Your turn. Please say the word hug euphoria, an intense feeling of happiness and self confidence. Please say the word euphoria, jubilation. That feeling you would get if you won a gold medal at the Olympics. Jubilation. K A T victory. Self partying at the New Orleans Mardi Gras or Brazil's carnival merrymaking, partying and festivities galore. Gaity. And those are 20 words that you should practice your pronunciation and understanding their meeting. We will have other words later in the course 9. 12 Ways to Express Love and Affection in English: one of the most popular holidays in the U. S. A. And around the world is Valentine's Day. This is that magical day when Valentine's cards are exchanged and we can express our feelings of love, affection or friendship to someone special or to our close friends. So if you're someone who sends Valentine's cards or any kind of holiday card, this lesson is for you. In this lesson, I want to cover several ways to tell someone you love them or your fund of them in English . You might wonder why I'm including this lesson in an English study course. Over the years of working with students and adults, both native and non native, there have been times when I've been asked, How do I tell someone I like them in English. In some cases, a non native young man might be in love with a native American girl and wasn't sure how to express his feelings in English. Well, here are 12 ways to say I love you or I'm very interested in you in English. Our first term, the classic I Love You. This term can be used in both a romantic way or a wide ranging generic way. In other words, you know how you say to your family I love you guys or you love your friends or you love a sports game. But if your intention is to tell someone you love them in a romantic way, consider using our next term. I'm in love with you. This is a very specific term directed toward a specific person. Now, if your relationship hasn't reached the romantic love stage yet but you want to let someone know you're serious about them the term I'm crazy about you might be OK When you're so in love with someone that you think about them constantly you're obsessed with, Um the first thing you think about when you wake up is this special person then your head over heels in love that might fit the bill. Love at first sight describes our next term. I fell in love with you the moment I met you This term has a special meaning to me since these are the words I said to my wife the night we've met our next term I'm happiest when I'm with you is a milder form of showing interest in another person. You're not committing with a romantic. I love you yet, but you are letting someone know that you feel warm, cuddly and comfortable around them. I love you so much. It hurts. This is a strange term because of this kind of love can be the happiest or the worst type of love you'll experience on the positive side. You left someone so much you would do anything? Yes, anything for this person. On the negative side, you're so constantly worried about this person that you might lose this person, that your health suffers. And if they do leave you, you'll be left with a broken heart which could be the most painful and devastating emotional experience a person can go through. You're my one and only a lovely term. When you want someone to know, they will be your only lifelong love. You're my everything Another safe term to let someone know how much you care for them and their importance to you. Wow, You take my breath away. In my experience, this is the term to use when someone looks absolutely fantastic. It's also a nice term that can be used when someone looks fantastic in their birthday suit . Take me. I'm yours. A straight to the point term to let someone know you're ready to hop in the sack with them . I'm mad about you. A term of affection often confusing to non native speakers. It means you're crazy about someone. It means you're in love with this person. It means you can't get them out of your mind. And no, it doesn't mean you're mad or angry at someone. Just be sures. That special person understands what you mean before using this term with them. And finally we have the term having a crush owned someone. This means someone is really attracted and interested in someone. I remember this term mainly from my middle school years when I had a crush on Jenny, that cute girl who set in front of me in class. I never had the nerve to speak to her outside of class, but my imagination was running wild with thoughts about her. This term is often used by a neutral observer in talking about someone's crush. Ah, memories of young love. And there you have it 12 ways to let someone know you love them or you're interested in them. Good luck 10. 17-Step Power English Program: In this final section of the course, I want to give you 17 of my most valuable English language study and learning tips. If you use and apply these study tips, you'll see and hear a positive improvement and your spoken English Tip number one. You must develop the habit of reading English every day for at least 20 or 30 minutes. It doesn't matter what you read as long as it's English. Read newspapers, magazines, English blog's online newspapers, online articles, anything in English. Set aside time each day for your reading. If you only have 10 or 15 minutes for English reading, that's fine. 30 minutes is a recommendation, but as little as 10 minutes a day would be okay. Tip number two. When it comes to building your English vocabulary, I cannot recommend enough doing an easy English crossword puzzle. Every day on average, will add 12 to 15 new English words every day to your vocabulary by working one simple, easy English crossword. As I mentioned before in the course, there are easy English crosswords available, own Lexus rex dot com, and I recommend that you subscribed for an English crossword every day. Tip number three Hello. Talk is an app that helps you practice languages that you want to learn. It connects different people all around the globe who speak a language fluently with those who are trying to learn the same language. For example, if you're a native English speaker and you're studying Spanish, you confined Spanish people who want to learn English. Although the APP is great in connecting people all over the world, it doesn't really offer lessons, exercises and quizzes that you might be looking for. But if you're up for some anything goes language learning environments. This app might just be what you're looking for. It is a lot of fun to use, and I highly recommend it. Tip number four. It's a simple fact that you will never become fluent in English unless you interact and speak with native speakers. So every chance you have become friends with native speakers welcomed the chance to become friends and make new connections. If you find the native speaker who you think would be a good friend, encouraged the friendship, be friendly, outgoing and don't be shy. Tip number five. Record yourself speaking English. Be sure and record an English paragraph that you can use for comparison. For example, record yourself in English, reading a paragraph of about 100 words. Then, after about a week's English study and practice, record the same paragraph again. Compare the two versions that you have recorded. You'll hear whether you have improved your pronunciation and your English vocal style. You'll also hear where you need improvement. Recording yourself is a valuable activity. Tip number six. This is one of my favorite language learning techniques. Watch reality programmes on TV that are in English own English language TV. You'll find unscripted programs of all types that will help you hear how English is spoken in real life. You'll hear how people really talk, how they really express themselves. Reality TV is a perfect learning environment for studying and learning English. Tip number seven. Make a friend who is a native English speaker. Yes, I've mentioned this before in the course, but I cannot emphasize how important this is that you have a close friend who is a native English speaker. If possible, a native English speaker is priceless. When it comes the learning English and especially English pronunciation. A native friend is instantly available to offer help with pronunciation mistakes. A native English friend can help with what to say when to say it and how to say it. But don't get upset if your friend corrects you. Remember, mistakes are OK and it's to your benefit toe. Have a native speaker point out your mispronunciations and mistakes. Tip number eight. This tip is very important, especially for non native English speakers. When you meet someone new, always always asked how to pronounce their name, showing that you're interested in someone's name will make a good impression for you. This is especially important in a professional or employment situation. You don't want to be mispronouncing your boss's name or a co worker's name. And if you'll be seeing this person on a regular basis, ask if they prefer to be called by a nickname. Tip number nine. Make it a habit to use Google Translate or other smartphone translators whenever you find a word that you don't know once you have a new English vocabulary word, practice saying it into your translator and then translated into your native language. Does your pronunciation equal what you're trying to say in your native language? A good exercise for example, say happy in English and have Google translated into your native language. Does it mean what you want it to me? If not, you can keep correcting your pronunciation until the English happy equals your native language. Happy tip Number 10. Speaking your thoughts out loud and describing what you're doing out loud is a great way to improve your spoken English and pronunciation. Speaking English allowed is a powerful way to test your pronunciation and turn your thoughts into spoken English as you go through the day. Describe what you're doing in English. For example, when making yourself tea or pouring a cup of coffee, say out loud, I'm now having coffee or I do enjoy my afternoon tea. To get the English versions, say the sentence in your native language into a translator such as Google, Translate and then repeat back the English versions. Tip number 11. The fastest way to learn and speak English is to immerse yourself in English activities, and one of the most effective ways is to mix and interact with native speakers. Every chance you get. Make English speaking friends, preferably native speakers. When you meet someone, you let them know you're learning English. You might even ask your English speaking friends to only speak to you in English. Tip number 12. You can learn a lot by listening to other people's conversations. My wife and I often find ourselves overhearing other people's conversations in restaurants , government offices and ticket lines. Now we're not eavesdropping. It's just that some people talk too loudly and you can't help but to hear their conversations. You'll learn a lot about English speech just by listening to others who tend to talk too loud. Tip Number 13 One of the most enjoyable ways to learn English, is listening to English songs and music. Music offers many benefits, including learning, pronunciation, work, stress and rhythm. But make sure the song is reasonably slow and the words are easy to understand. You confined thousands of songs with English lyrics on YouTube, and don't forget movies. Whether in a theater on TV streaming on the Net. Movies offer excellent language Study benefits. You'll learn pronunciation, vocabulary, slang and idioms. Movies with English captions are your best bet. Tip number 14. With today's modern technology, such a smartphones, the Internet and computers, we have many ways to stay in touch with family and friends. You can significantly improve your English by communicating in English that is, using written English to stay in touch with friends and family. Just be sure to let people know you'll be sending them English text and messages. Ask your friends to let you know of any mistakes they find in your messages. And for your part, don't get upset when you start getting reviews of your English. Remember, mistakes are good when they're pointed out for you, and you're able to correct your English tip number 15. This is an important tip. If you're learning English for a specific reason, such as applying for a job in the US, do a Google search for typical questions an employer might ask you in a job interview, for example, you might be asked, What experience do you have for this position? Or why did you leave your previous employer? A common question is what are your duties in your current job? Anticipate these questions and be prepared with answers. Practice your answers in English and don't forget to smile. Tip number 16. Your accent adds a bit of cultural spice and curiosity to your speech. Native speakers like myself. We enjoy hearing a spoken with an accent, so don't let your native accent hold you back from making friends and engaging with native speakers. An accent adds color and interest to you as a person. Tip number 17. This last tips when I can't emphasize enough, have a business or personal introduction card made that reflects your unique personality. Ah, unique. An unusual introduction card is a valuable marketing, and introduction to such a card gives the impression of professionalism, seriousness and importance. It's an inexpensive but valuable tool for making new networking connections and friends. It's important to remember that as a non native English speaker, most people you meet will not remember your name. Unfortunately, most people will forget your name five minutes after meeting you so you can see the importance of having an introduction card that you can pass out and finally remember why you're studying English. English is the most commonly spoken language in the world. It's the language of business and commerce worldwide. English is the language of media and the Internet. Remember that you will improve your job and employment opportunities with your ability to speak English. You'll be able to make new friends around the world, and you will be able to make more money in your career. And if you're a student, there will be mawr educational opportunities open for you when you speak English. 11. English Course Conclusion: well, we've come to the end of the course, and I sincerely hope that you enjoyed it. I thank you for taking the course, and I hope you'll continue to study English and expand your knowledge of the English language. You'll find that as your English improves, you'll have many more opportunities available. You'll make new friends and you'll discover a world of new experiences for you when you're able to speak English. Remember, I'm just une email away if I can help you with anything or if you have any questions I would enjoy hearing from you and having news a new online friend Here are a few drone video So beautiful Southern California I think you might find these interesting. I've had students in my other classes tell me that they really enjoyed these videos. I wish you good luck, good fortune, and may you be speaking fluent English very soon.