Written by Steve Ford on Dec 13th, 2012 | Filed under: Learn English Live
Hello! Hello! Hello everybody! Here is my brand new video that I made in response to my French student Anne, who has just got back from her trip to the US. As you’ll hear in the video, Anne is an accomplished English speaker who was partly frustrated with the communication breakdown that she experienced when trying to speak to “Joe Average”, i.e. your typical native speaking American on the street.
I took longer than usual to answer Anne’s question because I had to dig deeply into my experience as a traveller myself to recall all of the situations where I had been in Anne’s shoes. It’s not nice when your self-confidence comes crashing down when the locals “look” like they don’t understand a word of what you’ve said. I address why I believe this happens, not just in the USA, Canada and UK, but in any country.
Written by Steve Ford on Nov 11th, 2012 | Filed under: Learn English Live
Hello! Hello! Hello Everybody! Here is my newest video: Learn English Live 11 + free video quiz. My question this week is from Sergio from the Dominican Republic. His question is one that a lot of my advanced students have been asking me about i.e. how to understand English when you’re watching movies WITHOUT English subtitles.
Written by Steve Ford on Sep 28th, 2012 | Filed under: Learn English Live
Hello! Hello! Hello everybody! Here is my latest video: Learn English Live 10.
I thought long and hard about Lintette Marie’s question regarding verbs that are used in the progressive tenses and verbs that aren’t. The big problem is that you learn the rules only to see native speakers of English break them in movies. You’ll see people using the following all the time:
Written by Steve Ford on Sep 9th, 2012 | Filed under: Learn English Live
Hello! Hello! Hello everybody! Another video lesson is here to help you with your English. I chose two questions this week which I got from Marcelo and Seid Ahmed. There is a lot of grammar, vocabulary and my own Peppy touch to help you remember. In the middle of the video, you will find a great interactive quiz and later on I play my fender bass(let’s see how well that goes for future videos).
Written by Steve Ford on Aug 29th, 2012 | Filed under: Learn English Live
This question is from Aline from Brazil. I was more than happy to answer her question. If you have a question, you can record it and send it to me here.