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4 Lessons (20m)
    • 1. Present simple (Learn)

      6:27
    • 2. Present simple (Things to Note)

      2:44
    • 3. Present simple speaking practice (Master)

      4:33
    • 4. Present simple listening practice (Master)

      6:45
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English Grammar Launch is an intermediate English grammar course taught by me, Anthony, a native British English speaker. You will learn the target grammar structures at a deep level, so that you can sound more native-like when you speak English.

This course includes: 

  • lectures for the target structures
  • listening and speaking practice for every single grammar structure
  • future updates - this course will continue to grow and grow
  • PDF transcripts
  • and MP3 downloads so that you can learn anywhere, any time.

Each section focuses on one, two or three target structures so that you can master each one and produce it accurately in your spoken English.

If you want to speak English more clearly, if you want to sound more native-like, or if you simply want to take your English to the next level, this course can help you achieve your goal of improving your English.

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Anthony Kelleher

BA TESOL - Founder of Sir English - English Tutor

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My name is Anthony, and I'm from London, England. I have thousands of students enrolled on my online courses, which focus on learning English as a foreign language.

I have a bachelor's degree in TESOL (Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages) and Linguistics, and I have taught thousands of students all over the world for the past 10 years. My teaching has brought me from London to China to South Korea. I have now returned to London where I run a successful language school.

More recently, I have developed my online presence under the Sir English brand and on various online course platforms. I also create materials in the ESL field.

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1. Present simple (Learn): the target structure for this lecture is the present simple. The present simple is a tense in English. Let's look at the meanings. There are two main meanings for the present. Simple. Let's look at meaning number one. Have a look at this example. Jane teaches at a private school. She teaches science to secondary school students. So the words in bold indicate the present simple. This meaning shows that Jane teaches This is her job. It doesn't mean that she is teaching at this moment. This is something that happens regularly. She teaches regularly. She isn't teaching right now, but she teaches at a private school just to clarify the first meaning. We use the presents simple in this way to talk about something that happens regularly, not something we're doing right now necessarily, but something that happens regularly every day or every week. For example, John plays football every Wednesday. This is the present simple tents. John plays noticed the S at the end of play. John plays football every week. I can say I play football every week as well. This is the present simple notice. There's no s at the end of play in this example I play football every week. This is a rule off the presents simple which will go over in just one second. Now let's look at the second meaning for the present. Simple. Have a look at this sentence. The sun rises in the east and sets in the west. So the words in bold indicate the present simple. This meaning shows factual information. The sun rises in the east and sets in the west. This is always true and is factual. For the second meaning we use the present simple When something is always true the sun rises in the east and sets in the west. This is always true. It's not going to change. So we use the present simple tents. Now let's look at the structure because the structure for this tense is very important. This is the structure for the positive. So we use I we you or they plus a basic verb. But when we use he she and it, we use a basic burb plus s so notice the difference. I walk home from work every day. He walks very quickly. Can you see the s at the end of walks? Use the s at the end of the verb when you use he she or it. So when you use the name as well, for example, Antony, use the S at the end of the verb. Antony walks very quickly because Antony is Ah, he a boy, a parson. So it's just the same as he Anthony walks very quickly. The negative structure is like this I, we you they plus don't plus a basic verb. He she and it remember, before we added s to the basic Bob. Well, now we use doesn't plus a basic verb. So we add s to do. Can you see that instead of saying Do not we say does not he does not, plus basic verb, for example, they don't watch television very much or she doesn't play outside too often. Remember, if you use someone's name, for example, Jane, use the second form. Doesn't Jane doesn't play outside too often? Finally, let's look at the question structure. We use this form do Plus I we you or they plus a basic Bob. And for he she in it we use does as the question word can you see, does does is basically do plus s so does. Plus, he she it plus basic verb. For example, do they usually work hard or does he often go to the park? So that's the meaning and structure off the present simple. Let's move on to the things that you have to note for this structure. See you in the next lecture. 2. Present simple (Things to Note): So let's look at what we need to note for the present Simple. This is very important. There are sun particular phrases that we can use with the present simple. This will make you sound much more fluent and will add more meaning to your sentences when you use the present simple. Let's look at the thing we need to note for the present simple meaning one, which was talking about things that happen regularly. We often use words and phrases to say how often we do things, phrases such as every day, twice a week, once a year, very often etcetera, so we can change thes phrases. We can say instead of saying every day we can say every week, every month, every year, instead of saying twice a week, which means two times a week, we can say three times a week or four times a month. Instead of saying once a year we could say twice a year, three times a year, four times a year, and so one. So, for example, Jane teaches at the school five days a week, so five days a week is giving us more information about how often Jane teaches at the school. We could just say Jane teaches at the school, but when we add five days a week, we have more information. I visit my parents once a month. So again you can see how often this person visits his or her parents. And finally, Sam goes to Frantz very often for his job. So this means Sam goes to France quite a lot. He goes quite regularly, So those are some really important phrases that we use for the present simple. You'll see these phrases in the practice exercises in the next lectures that listening on, do speaking exercises to go and start those listen to them practice speaking on train your brain to master this tense. 3. Present simple speaking practice (Master): speaking practice for the present. Simple. Listen to the sentence. Then pause the video and repeat after me. Think about the structure we studied and train your brain to master the present. Simple. Let's get started. Do you drink beer? Oh, wine. Michael speaks four languages. He speaks English, Russian, Japanese and German. I only speak one. This library opens at 7 a.m. and closes at 6 p.m. Wild animals caused many car accidents. Drivers accidentally hit the animals or panic when they see the animals. A lexicographer is someone who writes dictionary entries. Harry doesn't go to university. He works as an online language tutor. How often do you take your dog to the park? Where does G son come from? He is from South Korea. The's kittens are so tiny and cute they are staring at me with their lovely little eyes. Cows produce milk. We use the milk to produce cheese, butter, yogurt and other things. What time does this bank shut? The World Cup takes place every four years. The Olympics are the same. Nature is incredible. I always watch nature documentaries to learn more about wildlife. Where do you work? I work for a large Northam in London. The firm specializes in labor law. Simon, you don't go outside enough. I suggest you go out and get some fresh air. What do you do? Well, that makes you a good fit for this company. I always put in 100% effort, and I promised to do the same if you give me the job. People in England drink a lot of tea. They usually drink that tea with milk. Vegetarians don't eat any meat or fish. Vegans are the same, but also don't consume any dairy products. 4. Present simple listening practice (Master): listening practice for the present. Simple. Listen to me, say the sentence. Then pause the video and write down what you hear. Press play to see the text on the screen and check your answer. Train your brain to master the present. Simple. Let's begin. What kind of movies do you like? I love action and horror movies, but I hate romance movies. What kind of movies do you like? I love action and horror movies, but I hate romance movies. Does your husband know pool? Yes, they met before. He knows Paul through a mutual friend. Does your husband know pool? Yes, they met before. He knows Paul through a mutual friend. Teacher. What does inquisitive mean? Good question. Inquisitive means curious or interested in learning things. You are an inquisitive boy teacher. What does inquisitive mean? Good question. Inquisitive means curious or interested in learning things. You are an inquisitive boy. How many times a day does the bus go on the tour? How many times a day does the bus go on the tour? There are three flights to New York daily. The first leaves at 9 a.m. The second leaves at 3 p.m. And the final one at 9 p.m. There are three flights to New York daily. The first leaves at 9 a.m. The second leaves at 3 p.m. And the final one leaves at 9 p.m. I am selling my car. I bought it last year, but I don't drive it very much. Do you want to buy it? I am selling my car. I bought it last year, but I don't drive it very much. Do you want to buy it? What do you do? I'm a novelist. I write short novels and published them through my own small publishing company. What do you do? I'm a novelist. I write short novels and published them through my own small publishing company. How does a penguin protect its egg from freezing? It protects the egg under a flap, which keeps it warm. How does the penguin protect its egg from freezing? It protects the egg under a flap, which keeps it warm. Katie said that the new restaurant is wonderful. She recommends that we go and try it. Katie said that the new restaurant is wonderful. She recommends that we go and try it. Ian travels so much he goes away five or six times every year. I really envy him. Ian travels so much, he goes away five or six times every year. I really envy him. My mom is a fantastic cook. She cooks Italian, French and Japanese cuisine Very well. My mom is a fantastic cook. She cooks Italian, French and Japanese cuisine. Very well. It takes around six hours to get from London to New York by plane. It takes around six hours to get from London to New York by plane.