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English Speaking Patterns Mastery: It's no wonder that...

teacher avatar Anthony Kelleher, BA TESOL - Founder of Sir English - English Tutor

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3 Lessons (17m)
    • 1. It's no wonder that... (Learn)

      7:24
    • 2. It's no wonder that... Speaking (Practice 1)

      3:16
    • 3. It's no wonder that... Listening (Practice 2)

      6:40
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About This Class

English Speaking Patterns Mastery is an English course taught by me, Anthony, a native British English speaker. You will learn English patterns at a deep level, so that you can sound more native-like when you speak English.

English patterns are groups of words (phrases) that native English speakers use again and again. If you learn one pattern, you can make hundreds of sentences. Learning these patterns will also improve your overall grammar and sentence structure.

This course includes: 

  • lectures for the target English patterns
  • speaking practicefor every single pattern
  • listening practicefor every single pattern
  • future updates- this course will continue to grow and grow
  • PDF transcripts
  • and MP3 downloadsso that you can learn anywhere, any time.

Each section focuses on one target pattern 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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Hello there.

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. It's no wonder that... (Learn): The target pattern for this lecture is it's no wonder that notice the words that were in brackets in the first slide. It's on that these words can be omitted from this pattern, so keep that in mind. Let's have a look at the meaning. First of all, look at this example. It's no wonder that this milk tastes strange, its three months old. So what does? It's no wonder that mean it means this thing is not surprising at all. So the meaning of this pattern is quite simple. It means this thing is not surprising, asshole. It's very obvious. So we're pointing out something that's clear to see now. We usually use this when something strange happens and after we realize why. Okay, so in the example I just used I had some milk, okay, and I poured the milk and I drank it, but it tasted very strange. It didn't taste good, and I realized after I looked at the milk carton that the milk was three months old. So then we can say it's no wonder the milk tastes strange. You see, it's obvious it's clear to see now. It's three months old, so we point out the obvious fact after something strange happens. Okay, not before. So let's have a look at the first example so that it becomes clearer for you. It's no wonder that the car broke down. We're out of petrol. So in this example someone is driving along the road and suddenly their car breaks down. It stops working. And they opened the bonnet there, trying to figure out what's wrong with the car. And they go inside and they check the petrol gauge and they realize there's no more petrol off course. The car broke down. It's no wonder it broke down. There's no petrol in the car. Okay, so they're pointing out after the strange thing happens, Why it's so obvious why it's not surprising that this thing happened. Okay, let's look at a second example. So someone says this printer world print. Do you know what's wrong? And another person says, No wonder it won't print. You're pressing the wrong button. It appeared that the printer wasn't working, that it was broken, but someone else came along and said, Ah ha, Of course it won't print. You're pressing the wrong button, so he's saying it's not surprising that it won't print for you because you're pressing the wrong button. Okay, so we can also come along after the strange thing has happened and use this pattern. No wonder it's not working for you because you're pressing the wrong button. Let's look at one more example. Now. It's no wonder your wife is always angry at you. You get home late every day and never pay attention to her. So in this situation, we're saying it's not surprising that your wife is always angry. So imagine two friends get together, and one of them says, My wife is always angry at me. I don't know why. And the other friend says, Well, it's not surprising that she's angry at you all the time because you always get home late and you never pay attention to her. So the fact that she's always angry isn't surprising to me. Okay, so we can use this pattern to say it's not surprising. It's no wonder that she's always angry. So that's the pattern. Let's move on now to the structure off. It's no wonder that here's the basic structure, so we use the pattern. It's no wonder that plus a subject of Bob Andan object a grammatical sentence. So it's no wonder that the car broke down, so that's the basic structure. Now let's go further and see what we can say before or after using this pattern. We give a cause before using this pattern. So this is the way we use it cause. Plus, it's no wonder that, plus a subject verb and an object. So look at the example below. We're out of petrol. This is the cause off the situation. It's no wonder that the car broke down. Similarly, we can put the cause after using the pattern so we can say it's no wonder that plus subject verb and object and then use the cause. For example, it's no wonder that the car broke down. We're out of petrol, so we're out of petrol again. Is the cause off the car breaking down? There you have it. That's the pattern. It's no wonder that have a look at the speaking and listening practice exercises. Download the MP threes as always, Andi, I'll see you in the next lecture 2. It's no wonder that... Speaking (Practice 1): speaking practice for It's no wonder that listen to what I say. Then pause the video on. Repeat after me. Think about the pattern we studied. Train your brain to master this English pattern. Let's get started. It's no wonder that John is rich. His parents own about 10 different businesses. No wonder you fell over. The floor is covered in water. Some thieves broke into my car last night. They stole some money. It's no wonder they broke into it. You always leave your car unlocked. This plant is dying. You have never watered it. No wonder it can't survive. No wonder that poor baby is crying. She's done a big poo in her nappy. I've looked all around the house for my keys, but I can't find them. It's no wonder you can't find them. You left them in the car. You eat too much chocolate and ice cream. It's no wonder that your teeth are all rotten. Jane is such a talented actress. It's no wonder that she got a part in a new TV drama. My Quarter Cold. I feel so ill. It's no wonder you're sick. You went outside in the freezing cold without a coat. Silly me. It's no wonder this computer wasn't working. I didn't plug it in 3. It's no wonder that... Listening (Practice 2): listening practice for It's no wonder that listen to what I say. 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 this English pattern. Let's begin. It's no wonder that lease hair is falling out. He's always so stressed. It's no wonder that leads hair is falling out. He's always so stressed. Your baby has the most beautiful smile. It's no wonder that he got a modeling job for a baby magazine. Your baby has the most beautiful smile. It's no wonder that he got a modeling job for a baby magazine. The tickets for the football match was so expensive, it's no wonder they cost so much. Nowadays, football players get paid huge amounts of money. The tickets for the football match was so expensive it's no wonder they cost so much. Nowadays, football players get paid huge amounts of money. Wow, your paintings are beautiful. It's no wonder you've once so many art awards. Wow, your paintings are beautiful. It's no wonder you won so many art awards. It's no wonder Jane and Alan always talk about this restaurant the food is amazing. It's no wonder Jane and Alan always talk about this restaurant. The food is amazing. I hate my boss so much. He shouts at me every day. Poor you. No wonder you want to quit your job. I hate my boss so much. He shouts at me every day. Poor you. No wonder you want to quit your job. Yuck! This bread is all moldy. No wonder there is a bad smell in the house. Yuck! This bread is all moldy. No wonder there is a bad smell in the house. Oh, look. No wonder your poor dog is walking strangely. He has a cut on his poor. Oh, look. No wonder your poor dog is walking strangely. He has a cut on his poor. Can you check my computer? It's running really slowly. Thes days. You've got too many large files on it. No wonder it's so slow. Can you check my computer? It's running really slowly these days. You've got too many large files on it. No wonder it's so slow. Paris is such a beautiful city. It's no wonder that it's the most popular tourist destination in the world. Paris is such a beautiful city. It's no wonder that it's the most popular tourist destination in the world.