English language vlogs

YouTube is awash with English content on every topic imaginable like you found out with the beekeeping – have you watched it yet? Don’t lie, now!

The English language teaching vlogs are also very numerous and popular. Today I would like to make a few recommendations for you to take a look at.

www.engvid.com also uploads their vids onto YouTube and have made over 1000 video lessons with different experienced native-speaker teachers. Type ‘engvid’ into the YouTube search bar and you’ll see a list of teachers and classes to choose from. Classes cover English grammar, vocabulary, pronunciation, IELTS, TOEFL, and more. In fact, Ronnie (a teacher) managed to fill 24 mins. with SEX words. “Of course I didn’t search for it, the vid popped up in my YouTube recommendations feed and I haven’t watched it either, honest !!!!!!!!” If you want to, here’s the link: https://youtu.be/CqRyskaSwWE

Mmmenglish. Emma covers a wide range of topics in her vids with all the usual suspects and even ventures into the more detailed topics of pronunciation. Diphthong anyone? It’s not a new style of underwear but a term used in phonetics. What’s it mean, find out in the vid.: https://youtu.be/vL1iGL11Jzg

BTW Emma is Australian so you have the opportunity to listen to “Aussie English”. If you take a look at her YouTube ‘Home’ page, and look under ‘channels’ she has also listed other great English language vloggers to at least double up your tally of new channels! Feel free to go further down that ‘rabbit hole’, which is YOUTUBE. You could say Lucy is her British counterpart and they even did a video together about British and Australian slang English: https://youtu.be/Dt0GB0iGXnQ

7ESL learning English does great list videos of different kinds, grammar, vocabulary etc and he speaks quite slowly too to make it easier to understand. I’ve chosen this video about verbs with prepositions. It’s often difficult to know, which preposition follows a certain verb – this vid will give you 100 examples so I’m sure there’ll be something new for everyone: https://youtu.be/PGbPiIxhzw4.

IELTS*. Are you planning to take the IELTS test? There are also videos just to give students advice on the various parts of the test. Oxford Online English did a nice sample video for the oral exam. https://youtu.be/9gWxx1ntHTs

*click on the link to find out more about the IELTS test at https://www.ielts.org

Langfocus. Paul is great and produces brilliant detailed content on the topic of language generally. Want to pick up a few titbits about more exotic languages. Not long ago I slightly adapted his vid ’10 common mistakes that native English speakers make’ https://youtu.be/vGDb-fbvJmQ to write the free PDF “Common mistakes even natives make”*. You’ll be surprised.

*click on the link to download the free PDF.

to be awash with(mit etw überschüttet sein), beekeeping (Bienenhaltung), numerous (Zahlreich), pronunciation (Aussprache), to appeal to sb (jdm gefallen), to pop up ((plötzlich) auftauchen), the usual suspects (die üblichen Verdächtigen), to venture (wagen), diphthong (Doppellaut), term (Begriff), tally (Anzahl) ‘rabbit hole’(Kaninchenbau), to give sb a piece of advice on sth (jdm einen Ratgeben), various (verschiedene), slightly (hier: etwas)

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