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Many of the videos on YouTube are meant to entertain people, but the site also has a lot of educational ones. This series of articles is called YouTube University, or YouTube U, for short. It features YouTube videos that can help you improve your English. To see previous YouTube U articles, click here.

Today, in our sixth YouTube U video, we learn about how to improve our pronunciation of verb endings.

Remembering to pronounce the endings of words will improve your speaking and will also help to ensure that your listener understands what you are saying.

For example, if you’re speaking in the plural form, it’s important to pronounce the “s” at the end of many words; if you’re speaking in the third person singular (“he”, “she”, or “it”), then you should also remember to pronounce the “s” that is added to the end of many verbs (e.g., “she eats”); and if you’re speaking in the past tense, then it’s important to pronounce the -ed ending.

Today’s video doesn’t discuss all of those endings, but it does cover the last one: the -ed ending used in past tense verbs.

Did you know that there are three ways to pronounce that ending? Words like “worked”, “agreed”, and “wanted” all end with the same two letters, but the sounds are not the same.

Remembering to pronounce the endings of words will definitely improve your English, and this video will definitely help you to better understand the three different ways to pronounce those two simple letters!

This video is part of RachelsEnglish.com, and that website has many other videos on proper pronunciation. It also offers courses for improving your English, and you can find it all by clicking here

Many of the videos on YouTube are meant to entertain people, but the site also has a lot of educational ones. This series of articles is called YouTube University, or YouTube U, for short. It features YouTube videos that can help you improve your English. To see previous YouTube U articles, click here.

Today, in our fifth YouTube U video, we learn about how to improve our English by reading and listening to the news.

 

News stories can help you increase your vocabulary and strengthen your comprehension. In this video, the teacher talks about how journalists, or people who write news stories, try to answer these five simple, but important, questions:

  • Who?
  • What?
  • When?
  • Where?
  • How?

Since that’s the way journalists write the articles, that should be the way you read and listen to the articles. If you can answer those questions, then you can probably understand what the story is about. That will make it more interesting, and your English will definitely improve!

As always, if you have any questions or comments, you can leave them in the comments section below!

RebeccaESL is part of Engvid.com, and the videos have been viewed over 8 million times! You can watch more of them here and visit the Engvid.com website, which has more lessons from multiple teachers, here.

Many of the videos on YouTube are meant to entertain people, but the site also has a lot of educational ones. This series of articles is called YouTube University, or YouTube U, for short. It features YouTube videos that can help you improve your English. To see previous YouTube U articles, click here.

Today, in our fourth YouTube U video, we learn about five common and useful phrasal verbs.

A phrasal verb is defined as a verb plus a preposition or particle, and they are extremely common in English.

Hopefully, this video will give you five new phrases to add to your vocabulary, because the more phrasal verbs you know, the better your English will be!

As always, if you have any questions or comments, you can leave them in the comments section below!

AlexESLvid is part of Engvid.com, and the videos have been viewed over 5 million times! You can watch more of them by clicking here, and can visit the Engvid.com website, which has more lessons from multiple teachers, here.

Many of the videos on YouTube are meant to entertain people, but the site also has a lot of educational ones. This series of articles is called YouTube University, or YouTube U, for short. It features YouTube videos that can help you improve your English. To see previous YouTube U articles, click here.

Today, in our third YouTube U video, we look at something that almost everyone has had to deal with: job interviews.

Interviews are difficult enough in your native language, but if you want to work for an international company or try to get a job in an English-speaking country, then you might have to do your interview in English.

Hopefully, this video will provide you with some good tips that will help you if you ever have an English job interview!

If you have any questions or comments, you can leave them in the comments section below!

EnglishLessons4U is part of Engvid.com, and its videos have been viewed over 10 million times! You can see more of them here: http://www.youtube.com/user/EnglishLessons4U and can visit the Engvid.com website here

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Today, in our second YouTube U video, we look at a subject that is rarely taught to ESL students: combining words.

When native English speakers are speaking quickly, they will often combine some words in a sentence. For example, instead of pronouncing all of the words in the sentence, “What do you want?” they may say something like, “Whadya want?”

As the teacher in this video says, this isn’t “correct” English, but it is common. For that reason, you may not want to speak this way, but it’s good for you to be aware of it and to be able to understand it.

Remember, if you have any questions or comments, you can leave them in the comments section below!

Teacher Paul is the author of this video. You can view his other videos at http://www.youtube.com/user/learnamericanenglish and visit his website at http://www.learnamericanenglishonline.com/

Image from brandonink2001 (Flickr).

Unlike YouTube U, Stanford is a real – and really beautiful – university!

How often do you watch videos on YouTube? According to its website, hundreds of millions of people use it, and 48 hours of video are uploaded every minute! That adds up to eight years of new video added every day! Many of the videos are meant to entertain people, but the site also has a lot of educational ones. In fact, there are many videos that can help you improve your English.

Today, we go back to basics in the first of a new series called YouTube University, or YouTube U, for short.

You may have studied English for many years, and you may use it every day while at work or in school. Perhaps you have a strong vocabulary and are comfortable reading, writing, listening, and speaking. That’s great, but as you continue to improve your English, it can be helpful to occasionally review “beginner-level” material.

In other words, it can be helpful to go back to basics.

This video is a fantastic introduction to forming and saying the vowel sounds in the English language. Even though it’s basic, you may learn some new things about how we form vowels in our mouths, and the small differences that produce different sounds.

If you have any questions or comments, please leave them in the comments section below!

Jennifer Lebedev is the author of this video. You can view her other videos at www.youtube.com/jenniferesl and visit her website at www.englishwithjennifer.com.

Image from jeffpearce (Flickr).