English Grammar Launch: So and such | Anthony Kelleher | Skillshare
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4 Lessons (19m)
    • 1. So and such (Learn)

      5:43
    • 2. So and such (Things to Note)

      3:30
    • 3. So and such speaking practice (Master)

      4:20
    • 4. So and such listening practice (Master)

      5:24
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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. So and such (Learn): the target structures for this lecture are so and such. Okay, let's look at the first structure. So have a look at this example Sentence. The restaurant was great. The food was so delicious. So what's the meaning off? So in this case, the wording bold so makes the meaning stronger. The food wasn't just delicious, it was very delicious. Let's move on to the meaning off such Let's look at a very similar example Sentence so you can compare the restaurant Waas Great. They served such delicious food. So what does such mean? The word in bold such makes the meaning stronger, Just like so. The food wasn't just delicious, it was very delicious. There we have so and such the meaning off these two words is the same. They just make the following words stronger. So what's the difference? The difference is in the structure how we use the words in the sentence which will go over in just one minute. But let's go back to the meanings of the meaning off. So and such make words stronger. So instead of just saying, the weather today is beautiful, I can make this meaning stronger. I can say the weather today is so beautiful. Can you feel the difference? Notice how I pronounce the word as well. So don't just say the weather is so beautiful in a flat tone. Emphasize the word so the weather is so beautiful. This this gives the meaning. So much more strength. Andi. It gives it more passion and feeling the same with such. If I have a really delicious meal at a restaurant, I could say that was a delicious meal. But if I want to show passion, Andi give more emphasis to the meal. I can say that was such a delicious meal. Notice the pronunciation again that was such a delicious meal. Make it stronger. Give it more emphasis and passion. Now let's look at the structure. This is the important difference between so and such. First of all, let's look at so the structure for so is so plus an adjective or an advert. So the first example sentence shows an adjective. John is so slow at driving, so you can see we're making the meaning stronger. We're not saying John is just slow. He is so slow. A driving The second example shows an adverb. John drives so slowly, so that's the structure. For so now let's look at such such, actually has two structures. Here's the first such plus an adjective plus a noun. So this is one of the big differences between so and such very different structure. So look at this example. It's similar to the one we just looked at. John is such a slow driver. Can you see the structure? So I've used such plus the adjective slow. But in this case we have to use a noun as well. It's the now, and I used his driver. John is such a slow driver on the second structure for such is simply such plus a noun. For example, Einstein was such a genius. So here we have such plus the noun genius. So I hope you understand the meaning much, much better now the meaning between so and such is actually the same. The difference is in the structure to just remember that. Now make sure you move on to the next lecture the things to note and don't forget to complete the practice exercises as well the listening and the speaking. This will train your brain to master the structures. See you in the next lecture 2. So and such (Things to Note): So let's look at the things that we have to note for so and such. Actually, there's just one thing we're going to focus on, one of thing that we have to note. But it's very, very important because it can expand your sentences to make them longer and more interesting and descriptive. Let's look at the thing we have to note we often use so in. Such with that to express how we feel what we're going to do to look at these examples. The weather is so beautiful that I'm going to have a picnic. So in this example, I used that to say what I'm going to do because the weather is so beautiful. I'm going to have a picnic, so that extends the sentence. Look at this next example. It's such a rainy day that I'm going to stay inside again. I used that to extend the sentence. I explained what I'm going to do because it's such a rainy day. It's such a rainy day that I'm going to stay inside now. You can also leave out that it's not necessary to use it. So look at these sentences. The meaning is exactly the same as the two we just went through. But we left out the word that the weather is so beautiful. I'm going to have a picnic. See, I left out the word that but the meaning is exactly the same. Similarly, with the second sentence, it's such a rainy day. I'm going to stay inside. So this is a very important thing. I want you to note, listen as well to the intonation off the sentence when we use that with so and such. Listen to my intonation with this example sentence. It's such a rainy day that I'm going to stay inside. Can you hear? The intonation is rising up and then it's falling. It's such a rainy day, but I'm going to stay inside, listen to another example. The weather is so beautiful that I'm going to have a picnic. Can you hear the intonation? The intonation is how the language moves like music. It goes up and then it goes down. Listen once more. It's such a rainy day. I'm going to stay inside to the intonation. For this structure is also very, very important to move on to the next lectures, which are the practice exercises. See you there 3. So and such speaking practice (Master): speaking practice for so and such. Listen to the sentence, then pause the video and repeat after me. Think about the structure we studied. Train your brain to master so and such. Let's begin. The iPhone was such an amazing invention. It really changed the world. The food was so bad that we complained to the manager of the restaurant. Nina and I had such a wonderful time in Vietnam. We didn't want to come home. It only took us 10 minutes to get to your house. I didn't realize you lived so close to us. The 9 11 terrorist attacks in New York were such a shock that most people remember exactly what they were doing at the time. Gina, you're such a sweet little girl. Paul is so strong that he can lift me above his head. He's got such big muscles. Oh my God, it's so late. Let's go home now. Mahatma Gandhi was such an inspirational man that he peacefully led his country to independence. Tim just got back from Las Vegas. He lost so much money on gambling that he is worried about telling his wife, London is a great city to live in. But It's so expensive. Hussein Bolt sprints so quickly that the other athletes have almost zero chance to win. As a doctor, you can earn so much money. But it's such a stressful job. Our dog died last week. Phillip is so sad that he can't stop crying. The neighbors are driving me crazy. Their music is so loud, the walls are starting to shake. Your English is so fluent now How did you improve so rapidly? Hi, Mike. I'm so sorry, but I'm going to be late. There is such a lot of traffic on the roads today. Kevin, it's so nice to see you again. Hi, Roy. I haven't seen you for such a long time. 4. So and such listening practice (Master): listening practice for so and such. 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 So and such. Let's begin. Shakespeare was such a masterful writer that his work is still studied and celebrated today . Shakespeare was such a masterful writer that his work is still studied and celebrated today . The movie was so boring, I fell asleep halfway through. The movie was so boring, I fell asleep halfway through. Russia is such a vast country that it takes days to cross it by car. Russia is such a vast country that it takes days to cross it by car. We went to a Rolling Stones concert last night. They were so energetic and impressive. We went to a Rolling Stones concert last night. They were so energetic and impressive. The roads were so icy and so dangerous that the government issued a warning. The roads were so icy and so dangerous that the government issued a warning. I haven't eaten since breakfast. I'm so hungry I could eat a horse I haven't eaten since breakfast. I'm so hungry I could eat a horse. The new Spider Man movie is incredible. It's so good that I went to see it twice. The new Spider Man movie is incredible. It's so good that I went to see it twice. Leonardo da Vinci was such a genius that some experts believe his i Q to be one of the highest ever. Leonardo da Vinci was such a genius that some experts believe his i Q to be one of the highest ever. What have you got in this bag? It's so heavy, I can't lift it. What have you got in this bag? It's so heavy, I can't lift it. The ballet dancer moved so beautifully that the audience were silent in amazement. The ballet dancer moved so beautifully that the audience were silent in amazement. Some parts of the world's oceans are so deep that we don't even know what's down there. Some parts of the world's oceans are so deep that we don't even know what's down there. Some fans was so excited to see Brad Pitt that they fainted. Some fans were so excited to see Brad Pitt that they fainted