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5 Lessons (26m)
    • 1. Introduction to the Class

      1:15
    • 2. Basic Grammar for Speech

      6:39
    • 3. Speak Like a Native

      3:41
    • 4. From Tense to Conversation

      6:15
    • 5. Speak, Read, Listen

      8:27
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In this crash course of 4 bite sized English speaking lessons which also includes a smattering of grammar, we cover the essential vocabulary needed when learning to speak English such as how to refer to yourself and others (he, she, me, you, I, etc), 'prepositions' and the difference between This, That. These, Those.

We also cover learning essentials to allow you to speak English like a native by explaining what are 'contractions' and the 'schwa' sound which is created when native English speakers shorten some of the words during speech.

Further classes include learning about the English tenses so you can speak about the past, the present and the future and a selection of basic English Conversation Starters.

We conclude our lessons with a couple of reading, speaking, listening and answering question exercises plus a conversation in the form of an interview on the subject of what it takes to be successful in learning to speak English.

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Peter Crooks

Learn English/Travel/Write/Earn

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Hello, I`m Peter, an online teacher of English conversation, film maker, digital nomad and a proud Global Village advocate.

A native English speaker from the UK but now living in Bangkok, Thailand, I travelled around South East Asia for a couple of years during which time I was a voluntary teacher of English to both Adults and Children. I also have experience as a lecturer in Radio Skills in the UK and am a keen film maker, producing travel and cultural videos for my travel website and Learning to Speak English videos..

I am the holder of a 120 hour TEFL Certificate.

As a former radio broadcaster in the UK I have many years professional experience using English conversation in a relaxed and friendly manner. I also have acting experience on stage and in TV and film a... See full profile

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1. Introduction to the Class: Hello, My name's Peter. Welcome to learn to speak English fast in this crash course of four bite size English speaking classes. A week of a learning essentials to allow you to speak English like a native by explaining what are contractions on the Schwab sound. Further classes. Good learning about the English tenses so you can sweep them out past the present on the future. And we also have a selection off basic English conversation starters, too. We conclude our lessons with a couple of reading, speaking, listening on answering questions, exercises. But first, some essential vocabulary. We're learning to speak English, such as how to refer to yourself and others with words like he she him, her on me and you. We explain propositions on the difference between this that these on those welcome to learn to speak English fast. 2. Basic Grammar for Speech: i you, me, he she him Villa, in the gaps in the following sentences with correct work completes the exercise. According to the picture, there are eight questions thing. - Thetis that these lows this'll is a pineapple. - These are pineapples, Theo. This'll is object mirrors. That is an object over there. These are a number of objects nears. Those are number off objects over there. Here we can see a number off everyday objects being drawn. Can you match the yet to the correct word on? Here are the words Hammer ship, car, tomato, bicycle ball, horse book. It's airplane motorbike shoes on George. Match the word to the objects I'm here. Awesome items off clothing. Can you match the word to the correct item of clothing? Jeans, socks, shirt, hat, gloves, scarf, jacket? Match the word to the item of clothing. 3. Speak Like a Native: When I hear an English learner introduced themselves, I often hear something like this. Hello. My name is Daniel. This is fine in a formal setting. So it is a job interview. But if we were meeting someone on an informal occasion, we can make our greeting sound more informal, too. Hello, I'm Daniel. Here are some more examples. I've just had lunch with my brother. I would have bean here earlier, but I got lost. They'll be here soon, Sarah said. She'll come later, and now here is a list of common contractions thing. - Listen to these 15 individual words that make up this sentence. I would like to go shopping. Four film shoes. Boat. Apparently the shops. Oh, closed. Now let's play the exact same words back. But remove the gaps. I would like to go shopping for some shoes bought. Apparently, the shops are closed. You'll notice that it still doesn't sound like native English. It's very monitor, like I'm speaking to you now, but native English has a rhythm, like I'm starting to speak to you. Now you'll notice that some of the words change here is an example. I'd like to go shopping for some shoes, but apparently the shops are closed. I'd like to go shopping for some shoes, but apparently the shops are closed. 4. From Tense to Conversation: Oh, verb tenses tells you when the action happens. There are three main verb tenses present past and future. Each main tense is divided into simple, progressive, perfect onda perfect progressive tenses. First of all, let's use the word finish as the original verb and see what we can do with Let's now look at just the simple tents for the words end and start here now. Awesome. More presence past on future. Simple tenses. - Now for simple project. Can you fill in the blanks with the appropriate forms? - Learn these conversation starters on Make New English speaking friends. Let's now try a little reading, Andi speaking practice on. Then read the following words out loud, adding your own information, your name, age and why learning to speak English is important to you. Listen, read out loud and then answer the questions at the end. Later today, I'm going to town. I need to visit the bank. Then I have an appointment at the hospital. If I have time, I will also visit the store because they have a sale on Later today, I'm going to town. I need to visit the bank. Then I have an appointment at the hospital. If I have time, I will also visit the store because they have a sale on later today. I'm going to town. I need to visit the bank. Then I have an appointment at the hospital. If I have time, I will also visit the store because they have a sale on. 5. Speak, Read, Listen: today. In this video, we are going to kill two birds with one stone, two birds with one stone. Now that is an English idiom, and it means that we are going to do two things at the same time. So to kill two birds with one stone is an English idiom. English people will say that often, and it means that they are going to do two things at the same time. That's what we're going to do today in this video. So, first of all, what we are going to do is we are going to have a conversation. So if you are a conversation learner, if you are learning English conversation than this video will be useful to you because we are about to have a conversation that you can listen to. The second thing we are going to do is we are going to discuss. So in that conversation we are going to discuss what it takes to become successful in learning to speak English. So this is a very valuable video. So in a moment I will introduce you to my sidekick. Crazy Might we will have a conversation together, okay? And your that conversation I will ask crazy mind to interview me about what it takes English learners to be successful in learning to speak English fluently. Hey. Hi. Pizza. How you doing? Haven't seen you for ages. Kill money. Months. What have you been up to? Hi. Mike is really good to see you too. Whatever being up to where are being very busy actually teaching, teaching both online. Andi, um, at school as well. And also have a few private students here in Bangkok. So being kept pretty busy. What about you tell me what you been up to lately? Because it's being quite a long time since. Well, Peter are being doing much the same as you teaching, being busy, teaching on party. Of course, because you know, I'm a bit of a politics, but mainly are being busy teaching the same as you. Anyway, Peter, the reason I've come over here today, you still ask you Do you know the answer to this question? What does it take for English learners to be successful in speaking English? Can you answer that question for me? Well, yes, An actual fight. My I can't answer that question and in fact, can go on quite a long time about how English learners can be successful in actually speaking the English language. Now it's really to do with the individual with the learner's mind set right? Is the learners mindset in the right place? Are they determined to learn to speak English if they are that they will make an effort to go and find as many people as they can to speak English, too Now, sometimes that is difficult because depending where they are in the world, there may not be many English speakers. But of course, today we have the Internet on Onley Internet. There is such a lot off English that you can listen to be videos or the learning sites where there are interactive lessons. Or, of course, there are online English speaking coaches like me. All languages have a rhythm on English has a rhythm. To so by speaking on, may be Skype or another online platform, with video seeing each other, talking to each other regularly, yeah, often talking to each other. Often we can get to know each other, but the learner can get to understand the rhythm off English, the teacher, the online teacher or coach will go over things miss like pronunciation because some words difficult in different language. Some English words are difficult, so the English teacher should go over the pronunciation he will introduce. He or she will introduce new vocabulary into the lesson on lots of other things as well. Lots of other things that the English Lena learner needs to know so that he or she can learn to speak English fluently. But first of all, it's to do with what's over here. What are your reasons for learning? English is easy for a more for a better life for a more positive life, because you can do that if you learn to speak English. When you look at the Internet, there are lots of lots of resources. They're all in English. But of course you want to learn English. Look on the Internet. There are thousands, in fact, probably millions off courses in self improvement. Now, if you are good at English, you can follow those courses you could improve your mind on by improving your mind. You can therefore improve your life on that, basically, is what you want to do. That is why you are learning English because you want to go out there into the world on speak job interviews? Maybe. Or maybe it's setting up your own business. But you need to talk to other people, all the people in English, and so it you need to get it right. The English learning needs to get it right in his mind on. He needs to be committed. He needs to be. He or she needs to be committed to learning English on if he or she is committed. He will do everything everything in his power toe to speak to somehow. So how to speak to other English speakers. And as I said, there are coaches like me available online. You could spend everyday, too, if you want. Finally, let's read these three powerfully positive English words. I am amazing. I, um brilliant. I, um wonderful. You are amazing. You are brilliant. You are wonderful. I'm We are amazing. We are brilliant. We are wonderful.