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English Speaking Patterns Mastery: There's nothing as... as...

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

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3 Lessons (16m)
    • 1. There's nothing as... as... (Learn)

      5:48
    • 2. There's nothing as... as... Speaking (Practice 1)

      3:36
    • 3. There's nothing as... as... Listening (Practice 2)

      6:14
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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 practice for every single pattern
  • listening practice for every single pattern
  • 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 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. There's nothing as... as... (Learn): The target pattern for this lecture is there's nothing as something as something in this pattern. We have to add some words into the gaps that I left, but it's quite simple and very, very useful. Let's have a look at the meaning. First, have a look at the example. There's nothing as delicious as a nice, juicy burger. So what is the pattern? There's nothing as something as something me, it's used to emphasize. Something is very good, bad, delicious, etcetera. So use this pattern to say something is not just good. It's very good or something is not bad. It's very bad or not just delicious. It's very delicious. So in the example I just used, I said, There's nothing as delicious as a nice, juicy burger. It means I think burgers are very delicious. So if we take the pattern literally, it means burgers are the most delicious food. To me. However, we don't really mean that it's the most delicious food. To me, it just means in the moment how I feel now is that burgers are really delicious. They're one of my favorite foods, so we don't mean this literally. It's just to say something is very good or very delicious or very bad. Okay, we're just trying to emphasize a point. Let's look at the example Sentences. Now here's the 1st 1 There's nothing as boring as staying at home all day. So this person thinks that staying inside at home all day is really boring. For this person, going out is more exciting. Going to the park, going to meet friends, going to the coffee shop. So nothing in life is more boring than staying at home for them. Okay, so they're trying to emphasize that they don't like staying at home a long day. Here's the next example. There's nothing as beautiful as watching the sunset on a summer's evening. This person thinks that watching a sunset on a summer's evening is the most beautiful thing . They're trying to emphasize that they really like this. They think it's very, very beautiful. No, let's look at one more example. There's nothing as exciting as watching your country win a medal at the Olympics. So again, this person is emphasizing his words. He's saying, Watching your country when a gold medal is very exciting, it's not just exciting, it's very exciting. So we're emphasizing the word, the adjective that we use in this pattern. Now let's look more closely at the structure off this pattern. Here is how we can form it, so we use the pattern like this. There's nothing as adjective as the plus I n g phrase, so it looks a bit complicated, but it's quite easy. Look at the example below. There's nothing as boring. So boring is the adjective as staying at home all day so you can see the verb plus I N g staying and the phrase at home all day. So all this makes the structure. So just remember the adjective is what you're trying to emphasize. It's not just boring, it's very boring or it's not just exciting. It's very exciting. Not just delicious. Very delicious. So remember that this is the word you're emphasizing. So move on to the practice exercises. This will help you to master the structure to in grain it in your brain. I'll see you in the next lecture 2. There's nothing as... as... Speaking (Practice 1): speaking practice for there's nothing as something as something 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 begin. This food is delicious. Mom, there's nothing as good as eating your homemade food. Time to wake up John. It's 6 a.m. Oh, there's nothing as horrible as having to wake up. It's 6 a.m. I love exercising For me. There's nothing as great as waking up and going for a nice jog in the park. Did you see the new action movie? Yes, it waas fantastic. There's nothing as exciting as watching the latest action movie in the cinema. This is lovely. There's nothing as refreshing as drinking and nice cold drink on a hot day. Yuck! There's nothing as disgusting as biting into an unripe apple. This is so bitter. John is late again. There's nothing as annoying as waiting for someone who is always late. We had a car accident, but thankfully everyone is OK. There's nothing as awful as being involved in a car crash. I love helping the poor and needy in my free time There's nothing as fulfilling as seeing someone smile after you help them. In my opinion, there's nothing as interesting as watching in Nature documentary. There's so much to learn about our planet. 3. There's nothing as... as... Listening (Practice 2): listening practice for There's nothing as something as something 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. This meal is delicious. There's nothing as good as an Indian curry on a Saturday evening. This meal is delicious. There's nothing as good as an Indian curry on a Saturday evening. There's nothing as annoying as forgetting your wallet when you go shopping. There's nothing as annoying as forgetting your wallet when you go shopping. For me, there's nothing as relaxing as reading a book in the park on a warm summer's day. For me, there's nothing as relaxing as reading a book in the park on a warm summer's day. There's nothing as scary as watching a horror movie at night all alone, then hearing a sound in the next room. There's nothing as scary as watching a horror movie at night all alone, then hearing a sound in the next room. Look at that painting. There's nothing as wonderful as a money, a masterpiece. Look at that painting. There's nothing as wonderful as a money, a masterpiece. I've been sick all weekend. There's nothing as terrible as having to stay at home all weekend because of a cold. I've been sick all weekend. There's nothing as terrible as having to stay at home all weekend because of a cold. How I just banged my toe. There's nothing as painful as hitting your toe on a table leg. How I just banged my toe. There's nothing as painful as hitting your toe on a table leg. There's nothing as satisfying as drinking a nice cup of coffee in the morning. There's nothing as satisfying as drinking a nice cup of coffee in the morning. Yes, I got an A in the exam. There's nothing as rewarding as seeing an excellent result after studying so hard. Yes, I got an A in the exam. There's nothing as rewarding as seeing an excellent result. After studying so hard, I'm exhausted. There's nothing as tiring as looking after three screaming Children all day, I'm exhausted. There's nothing as tiring as looking after three screaming Children all day