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Instantly improve your English with 3 easy words!

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Improve how you sound in English by mastering when these three words are used! I've met thousands of English learners at all levels. Most of them, even the advanced students, make mistakes with the words "a", "the", and "to". These are some of the most common words we use, so in this lesson I'm going to teach you how we use these words. I don't want to look just at grammar; I want you to understand these words and why we use them. If you're an advanced English student, this will be a great review for you. If you're a beginner, try to understand this and save yourself years of English mistakes. TAKE THE QUIZ: https://www.engvid.com/instantly-improve-your-english-with-3-easy-words/ TRANSCRIPT Doo-doo-doo-doo-doo-doo-doo-doo. The things I do for love. There's not a thing... Hi. James from engVid. Today's lesson is about instantly improving. Now, I know... "Instant", what does that mean? People say it all the time. I want to show you a little trick that will make your English sound better instantly, and I will give you a technique that you can use after to help practice this. What I have found are students have a mistake or make a mistake when they drop these three words, and because of that I know you're not a native speaker. But today I'm going to address that, show you the three words... Okay? Explain why, and then I will give you a technique that you can use at home soon as you go back over this video or any video to practice it, and you will get instantly better. 10-20%. Okay? Want to know what I'm talking about? Let's go to the board and look at something you've learned, but today you're going to understand. You ready? So, Mr. E said: "Which three words can help you sound like a native speaker?" I'm going to help you a little bit by doing this, and then we're going to go to the board. The words I'm talking about, and you might not consider them words but they are words are: "a" or "an"... Okay, and I consider that one word because it's modified. Right? "The" and "to". Of course you're going to say: "Yeah, James, we know all these. We learned this at beginner, so how does that instantly help me improve my English?" The problem is this: When a person knows something they will talk, when they understand they will change their behaviour or they will use the information. Many students know about articles and the preposition "to", but they actually don't use them in sentences. Many times I've heard students go... Say: "I need to go work tonight." Soon as you say that I know you're not a native speaker. Or if they say: "I bought car yesterday" or "I bought food..." Not "some food". "I bought apple yesterday at the store." I'm like: "A-... You mean an apple, right?" They don't think to say it, because they know: "Teacher, you know what I'm saying." And I go: "Yeah, I know what you're saying, but the way you said it I know English is not your first language." So what I want to do is get you to come back to understanding, not just knowing why these words are important, the fact that, especially with the articles we're going to talk about, they are in most of the sentences. You can almost not get by a sentence without using them. So let's go to the board and take a look. First, what is an article? Well, you'll see an article is the letter "a" or "an". Quickly on that one, "an" is used when we have a vowel sound, sound... Not a... Not just a vowel. So when you say: "A apple", we know "a" and "a" make it difficult for us to actually get it out and for you to understand, so we add: "an" to put a consonant to make it easier for the listener. "I want an apple." Oh, okay, cool. How about "hour"? Teacher, that has an "h" in front of it. I'm like: "Enh?" But we say: "hour", we don't say: "h-our", because with "a" we have to say: "an hour", and that once again tells me one hour. You keep noticing I keep saying "one". I'll explain in a second. Now, this is what we call and indefinite article. I.e. it's not special. When I say to you: "I want a marker", a marker. All right? I'm talking about this. See this? They're all basically the same. I don't care what type of marker. "A" just means generally speaking marker. That's why it's indefinite; it's not special. When we look at the word "the", "the" is special. In this case, when I say to you: "I want the marker", which one do you think I'm talking about? Can you see the difference? Clearly. Even if you don't know, you would look and see four, and see this and go: "He's probably talking about this one." So with a definite article what's happening is someone is being very specific. Well, there are two things. They could say something is special or something is specific. Okay? And here we have definite article is "the". "Tell the man I like him." Okay? "Tell the man", in this case both of us have to know what you're talking about, because if there are 10 men you'll go: "Which man?"
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Rahim Freshhh (1 day ago)
B .M (2 days ago)
but I have a question here is (to) an article
Angelica Kobek (4 days ago)
You are brilliant, thank you.
Bern Roth (6 days ago)
Your lessons are suberb, I'm American and have gotten lazy in my English and grammer, thank you!
Matin Razy (7 days ago)
Thank you from Iran...
linvixen (8 days ago)
You're an amazing teacher James♥️
mixic minds (9 days ago)
Mahbub Hasan (10 days ago)
Your are amazing
Gerardo Guillen (12 days ago)
Good lesson Mr. James Im from Mexico and I studing english and your clasroom are good
you and me (12 days ago)
I really like ur explaining style sir
Malik (12 days ago)
Can u plz give lessons about how to change ur accent to american or british accent
Dougllas Austin (13 days ago)
I have a question: Which one is correct, or both are? I walk with dogs or I walk with the dogs?
solikin sudibyo (13 days ago)
I love the way you explain and hope we can get more fluent by watching at your videos. very usefull and fun. love it. thank u from Indonesia
Gone Mad (21 days ago)
Gdl Sixty-Eight (21 days ago)
You do know Chinese, don't you?
CalikL (23 days ago)
It is very useful... similar thing is in German only more complicated ;) ...but anyway, from my perspective it is just pain in THE back :P
gokhan elma (24 days ago)
Thanks for your helping good men :)
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Jon Jones (26 days ago)
Thanx bro....
ever gantz (1 month ago)
Best Teacher ever
Pollacs Alvaran (1 month ago)
the best teacher in town!😊
gofran deve (1 month ago)
You are the best. Thank you for your efforts
RICHARD JONES (1 month ago)
Best teacher ever
Fhiona Domini Escurzon (1 month ago)
My English language improve because of you 😅.... We have English class in our country but it is really different when American people teach 😂...
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smoothcollected (1 month ago)
Sadly in the states being overly articulate can indicate you aren’t a native
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Bacha (1 month ago)
like your teaching styles!
Rahul Maurya (1 month ago)
my teacher would blush on you XDXDXD
Maria Lazar (1 month ago)
thank u so much sir, i m able to score 70 r 80%
Haris Alam (1 month ago)
I like your Methodology
Pooja Aggarwal (1 month ago)
A great lesson👍 too good
Mohsin Hameed (1 month ago)
james u r the great person
ABHAY SHANKAR (1 month ago)
Nice ur trick
ellumina mendy (1 month ago)
I don't understand the dislikes???
Irene Gold (1 month ago)
Thats what I need, thank u
Gana Ichko (1 month ago)
What’s the differences between This is an interesting book and This book is interesting.
Rock boy Supergohon (1 month ago)
Upload more videos,so I can study more ,they are so interesting
Rock boy Supergohon (1 month ago)
I love them
You are funny)))
Agostinho Quimbande (2 months ago)
woww! thanks for given me more informations,now I know the differences beetwen a,an, to and the. Now I am able to use all of them.
Edwina Dela Cruz (2 months ago)
I like you teacher!
Sebastian Pałka (2 months ago)
Thanx for you advise, I'm gonna better understanding these language. Forgive me grammar. Greetings from Poland. 😀
Superior Man (2 months ago)
What a great channel. This is gold.
mirna duarte (2 months ago)
I learn so much i watch tour lesson everynite thanks
mirna duarte (2 months ago)
Thanks forma tour student from Spain Paraguay and argentina
mirna duarte (2 months ago)
BEST profesor we learn so much more with you
Mohammed Rashid (2 months ago)
An hour! well, then why a year?
Asad Hafeez Yousufi (2 months ago)
Thanks for the video, but I like not to speak like a native person, because I am the Alien person that is proud on what he is and how he speaks, because that's what made me what I am.
HAYAT ULLAH (2 months ago)
Thank u a lot from Waziristan,love, from hayat wazir,
Naeem Ullah (2 months ago)
Thank you sir I have really a problem in these words .
Best teacher ever!
kamel hatem (2 months ago)
Thank you teacher!!!
O S (2 months ago)
i think of "a" as short for any, and "the" as short of this or that.
O S (2 months ago)
for the same reason, you can't say the Germany, or the Africa. Just like you wouldn't say this Germany or this Africa, which makes no sense.
TRR_ TAJ (2 months ago)
You are a very good explainer.
Little Oppa (2 months ago)
This is very helpful.
tamara geiz (2 months ago)
Thank you soooo much, you are delivering very clear and useful lessons, my english is improving and iam getting really better. Thanx alot again
World Lyrics Motion (2 months ago)
I already subscribed 😜 Please keep doing such like these videos love it
جهاد غنام (2 months ago)
I loved you
Homi Cool (2 months ago)
thank you so much i love the way you teach us sir.... can you please make a video on an interview ? pls
Urooj Khan (2 months ago)
Could you utter them more clearly and a little bit slowly so that I can listen and understand each word more quickly?
Urooj Khan (2 months ago)
Hey,your method of teaching is fascinating.Sometimes,U utter some words very slowly
Patience Ankrah (2 months ago)
You are awesome, make learning so fun. Thanks
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Thanks a lot .
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Omg your Chanel is extremely good 👍🏻
come to live a little (2 months ago)
You are the good coach.
Vishwa vishu (2 months ago)
Hello James, you are doing a great job.. Thank you so much.
Aysel Uzdik (2 months ago)
Thanks a lot James
Orimpo Games (2 months ago)
You, sir, are definitely a good and a unique teacher and the reason I say this is because there are many who are only concerned about the main 4 sections that are to be in the exam...
Anderson Roberto (2 months ago)
Thank you James!
Ivan Porto (2 months ago)
Thank you Mr james!
Janbien Slance Manejero (2 months ago)
I am a native filipino, and planning for a callcenter job. This really helped me a lot :) Thank you.
Li Hong (2 months ago)
Love the style of your teaching, fun, to the point and unforgettable, bravo!
Sachin Poddar (2 months ago)
Mr James you are one of (the) best English language teacher. You teach us very simple lesson but they are very effective.I love (the) way you present ideas.Thank you for sharing those informations.
Karin Guzy (2 months ago)
I love your videos, awesome teacher
Insane _ (2 months ago)
Your videos are amazing! Now I know how to use a/an/the 😁
Liban Warsame (2 months ago)
A Trump wall! You mean a flimsy barrier?
Carlos Abundes (2 months ago)
I love your classes. Learning with you is so much fun.
esteban munoz (2 months ago)
thanks!!! teacher, excellent class!
Priyanka Priyadharshini (2 months ago)
Hello Mr. james! its really interesting to learn English grammar from you!!! As i m preparing to banking exam. your videos really helping me a lot!!! I started improving, with this note thank you james!!
Doug Stillborn (2 months ago)
My English very Tarzanic
Zizo Nomdolo (2 months ago)
This guy is amazing, i dont know how to get my daughter to watch these videos.
shado smith (2 months ago)
Thank YOU
Ebrahim Seid (2 months ago)
your lesson is superb!
Gorodine (2 months ago)
When you say at 13:16 "You cannot say "to" with modals", can we say "You cannot say "to" with the modals" ?
Gwen Relod (2 months ago)
fun lesson
Michella Moreno (2 months ago)
Thanks sir james
Sphinx ._. (2 months ago)
I'm really into your channel and all the lesson You've posted here. I'm learning English through your channel and its work well! Massive respect 💖
AngelTime Sweet (2 months ago)
Thank's a lot)!💐👍
Moslem Shahrokh (2 months ago)
Thank man
Alex Correa (2 months ago)
I use the word the all the time and I'm not sure how to not use it
Anderson Enoghayin (2 months ago)
We "must to": that is serious 'pidgin' or vanacular
Anastasia Godson (2 months ago)
Your lesson is superb.thanks alot your helping me much
Fresh Breeze (2 months ago)
Thank you for your job, it's very useful!
Lia Sari (3 months ago)
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Useful 👍👏☀️ thanks a lot !
Alexa Yurieva (3 months ago)
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