Tuesday, 2 December 2014

Friends short video ESL

Joey (From Friends TV series) Learning English

Joey (a native English speaker) follows a beautiful woman into a beginner’s ESL class (English as a Second Language), and tells the teacher he is in the right place. Trying to impress the girl, he competes with beginning English learners to prove that his English is the best. This video is an excellent chance to test your English with one of America’s best TV shows, and show you the value of learning English with TV shows and movies!
Vocab Guide:
  • Accent: a mode of pronunciation 
  • Sure: certain
  • Right place: The correct location
  • Gold Star: A symbolic reward for merit
  • Pick it up where Renata left off“: Start where Renata Stopped.
  • Tough = (pronounced “tuff”) difficult
Note: the girl pronounces “tough” wrong (she says “tug”). Joey explains to her that “gh” words have an “f” sound (i.e. “tough,” “rough,” “laugh”) Remember that this does not apply to all words (i.e. “tonight”)
  • The Subjunctive Tense: a simple grammar rule that native speakers frequently confuse. We often incorrectly say “If I was,” when the correct answer is “if I were.” 
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