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9 Clichés about LONDON (& UK) that are NOT True
9 Clichés about LONDON (& UK) that are NOT True

It's rainy, it's expensive, we drink tea at 5pm and we love the royal family and the food is bad. These are some of the clichés about London that I hear every day as an English teacher currently living in France (and having worked in many different places). Are they really true? Today we go beyond...

Have you got a problem with your English? What you need to know
Have you got a problem with your English? What you need to know

Do you sometimes say to yourself. "I've got a problem with my English" In this video we look at why we say this and how to overcome negative thoughts about learning English and studying in general Intermediate and advanced English lessons with subtitles on our youtube channel. Brought to you by Let...

The Present Perfect Continuous
The Present Perfect Continuous

In this video we look at the present perfect continuous tense in English (also called the present perfect progressive) we'll look at how you use it, in which situations and compare it to the present perfect and the present continuous. After this video you'll know it perfectly We also have made a vi...

5 GRAMMAR MISTAKES  you didn't know you were making
5 GRAMMAR MISTAKES you didn't know you were making

Here are 5 extremely common grammar mistakes than English learners make. Be careful if you are translating from your own language because sometimes we say things very differently in English. So you'll learn the difference between "swimming" and "go swimming", when NOT to use YES and NO in English. H...

When to use LESS and when to use FEWER  | Two Minute Grammar
When to use LESS and when to use FEWER | Two Minute Grammar

In this video we will look at the difference between LESS and FEWER. in English. This is a piece of grammar that even native English spearkers can't agree on. If you don't know FEWER (and FEWEST) you should definitely learn how to do so. In this video we'll show you how. Intermediate and advanced...

5 English GRAMMAR points you are (probably) getting WRONG
5 English GRAMMAR points you are (probably) getting WRONG

Are you making these 5 grammar mistakes in English? Take the test in our video and see how you do. I've been teaching English for 15 years and these are some of the most common English grammar mistakes I hear. So If you don't know what a compound adjective is, when to use SO and SUCH when to use ...

PARIS to LONDON special | English class on the Eurostar: RATHER, RATHER THAN, WOULD RATHER
PARIS to LONDON special | English class on the Eurostar: RATHER, RATHER THAN, WOULD RATHER

We look at when to use WOULD RATHER and when to use PREFER. When to use RATHER THAN (similar to instead of) and how RATHER is used as an adverb of degree (similar to quite, fairly, pretty) as well as other uses of RATHER in English. This is a special edition of LetThemTalk as it was recorded on th...

When to use IF and when to use WHETHER  | Two Minute Grammar
When to use IF and when to use WHETHER | Two Minute Grammar

Do you get confused with when to use IF and WHETHER in English. If you do you everything will be explained here and in just two minutes! This is another episode in our 2 minute grammar series. Intermediate and advanced English lessons with subtitles on our youtube channel. Brought to you by LetTh...

PAST MODALS: Might've, Could've, Should've, Would've, Must've....
PAST MODALS: Might've, Could've, Should've, Would've, Must've....

In this video you will learn all the grammar about past modals MIGHT'VE, COULD'VE, WOULD'VE, MUST'VE, SHOULD'VE, MAY HAVE. We'll look at how to use them in different situations such as speculating about the past, talking about certainty, obligation, past conditionals past recommendations and critic...

What's the difference between LAY and LIE?  | Two Minute Grammar
What's the difference between LAY and LIE? | Two Minute Grammar

Watch this video to know (in about 2 minutes) the difference between TO LAY and TO LIE (there are 2 verbs TO LIE in fact). These words that are often confused even by native English speakers. Improve your English grammar with this short videos series. Intermediate and advanced English lessons with...

Modal verbs MAY and MIGHT: EVERYTHING you need to know
Modal verbs MAY and MIGHT: EVERYTHING you need to know

In this video will will look a the Modal verbs MAY and MIGHT (for the present and future). You can use MAY and MIGHT - to talk about possibility and probability but also to speculate about situations, to politely refuse and offer and to gentry criticize someone. We'll show you how with examples and ...

10 ESSENTIAL English Expressions
10 ESSENTIAL English Expressions

Today we've got 10 useful English expressions and idioms that you can use every day. If you're learning English you need to learn some expressions and idioms. But don't try and learn every expression there is. Even native speakers don't know them all of course not. Instead build up a toolbox of use...

How Long does it take to become FLUENT in English?: The 10,000 hour rule
How Long does it take to become FLUENT in English?: The 10,000 hour rule

In this video we look at the truth about learning English and how long it takes. We look at the 10,000 hour rule discussed in detail by Malcolm Gladwell in his book: "Outliers: The story of Success". Is it true? Does it really take 10,000 hours or are there any shortcuts. How much is hard work? How ...

HOWEVER, WHILE, DESPITE, ALTHOUGH, ALBEIT, NEVERTHELESS....Words to show a contrast
HOWEVER, WHILE, DESPITE, ALTHOUGH, ALBEIT, NEVERTHELESS....Words to show a contrast

In this video we look at words to express a contrast in a sentence. Such as however, nevertheless, although, though, while, whereas, despite, in spite of and Albeit. You will need these to express your argument clearly both in spoken and written English. Intermediate and advanced English lessons w...

WOULD as a past tense | Two Minute Grammar
WOULD as a past tense | Two Minute Grammar

In this video we look at how to use WOULD for repetitive actions in the past. And compare it to WOULD as a conditional and USED TO Intermediate and advanced English lessons with subtitles on our youtube channel. Brought to you by LetThemTalk language school in Paris. We go deeper Subscribe here ...

15 MINIMAL PAIRS. Do you know the right pronunciation?
15 MINIMAL PAIRS. Do you know the right pronunciation?

ship, sheep. flour, flower are these words pronounced the same or differently. In this video we look at 16 minimal pairs that cause confusion among English learners. This we do in the form of a game. So get your pens and paper ready, hit the pause button before answering and see how many you can get...

6 English Language HACKS that you DIDN'T LEARN at school
6 English Language HACKS that you DIDN'T LEARN at school

The way that native English speakers communicate and the way you learn English at school is often quite different. In this lesson (based on 15 years of teaching English) We look at the gaps between people who have a good level of English learnt through the education system and native English speaker...

Learn English with Emmanuel Macron | Two Minute Grammar
Learn English with Emmanuel Macron | Two Minute Grammar

In this episode of 2 minute grammar we learn the difference between TO RAISE and TO RISE. We will look at an interview given recently by French President Emmanual Macron to the BBC in English and we will analyse his grammar mistakes. President Macron does sound French but his English is excellent ev...

5 INSANE Ways to LEARN ENGLISH that really WORK!
5 INSANE Ways to LEARN ENGLISH that really WORK!

From hypnosis to karaoke we look at some unusual ways to improve your English. Some of them really work We'll look at 5 of these in this video. Hopefully you are alreading reading, speaking, listen and writing but in this video we'll look at something different that will hopefully give your Englis...

STOP TO DO or STOP DOING | Two Minute Grammar
STOP TO DO or STOP DOING | Two Minute Grammar

In this video you will learn the difference between stop + infinitive and stop + verb + ing. This is a very common mistake that English learners make and the difference is explained here clearly and precisely in just two minutes. This is the first of a series of two minute grammar videos. Intermed...

The Emphatic DO & when NOT to Use CONTRACTIONS in English (Spoken & Written)
The Emphatic DO & when NOT to Use CONTRACTIONS in English (Spoken & Written)

In this video you will learn all about contractions in English words - when to contract and when NOT to contract. In spoken and written English. We'll also look at the emphatic DO. By learning this grammar it will help give your English a nuance and a subtlety when you want to stress English words. ...

The SILENT H in English Words: My HONEST Opinion
The SILENT H in English Words: My HONEST Opinion

Some words in English that begin with a voiced H (the vast majority) and some with a silent H (Heir, honest, hour...) How can we tell the difference? In this video you'll find out. We'll also look at how the English language is changing and see how some silent Hs are starting to get voiced. We'll ...

HOW TO PASS A JOB INTERVIEW: The top 10 tips for 2018
HOW TO PASS A JOB INTERVIEW: The top 10 tips for 2018

Learn how to prepare for your job interview with these top tips. This video covers some general points about the best to approach to successfully passing an interview. We also have some additional tips if English is not your first language. The tips fall into several categories including introduct...

Speak FLUENT (British) English today with these KEY Conversational Phrases.
Speak FLUENT (British) English today with these KEY Conversational Phrases.

Here are some key expressions and phrases to help you speak fluent British English. Sometimes it's the small reflex words in conversation that are the most difficult. Anyone who has learnt a language will tell you that. Here we give expressions for: Introductions, agreement, surprise, thanking, le...