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Another funny video from EngVid!
Don't take a piss.
Don't take the piss. What’s the difference? Piss has many meanings in English! Learn some slang expressions you can use in a pub or at a party! In this lesson, I teach the following vocabulary and expressions:
take a piss,
take the piss,
Source: Slang in English – PISS.
This teacher makes me laugh! 🙂
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A stative verb is one which asserts that one of its arguments has a particular property (possibly in relation to its other arguments). Statives differ from other aspectual classes of verbs in that they are static; they have no duration and no distinguished endpoint. Verbs which are not stative are often called dynamic verbs. (Wikipedia)
There are plenty of articles on stative verbs on the Internet. I want to summarise a few articles.
At first, take a look at the video from engVid.com on stative verbs.
Original: English Grammar – Stative Verbs
This video by Ronnie is extremely enjoyable! I love it. Do you?
Secondly, check out the following video which I found on the Internet.
Original: Stative Verbs
To be honest, the second video is extremely boring! But anyway the article is very useful. That’s why I recommend that you look at the original post.
Some English verbs, which we call state, non-continuous, or stative verbs, aren’t normally used in continuous tenses (like the present continuous, or the future continuous). The most common ones:
like love hate want need prefer
know realise suppose mean understand believe remember
belong fit contain consist seem look (=seem)
Download PDF with the list of stative verbs and examples.
A verb which isn’t stative is called a dynamic verb, and is usually an action.
Some verbs can be either stative or dynamic depending on the situation.
be is usually a stative verb, but when it is used in the continuous it means ‘behaving’ or ‘acting’
think (stative) = have an opinion
think (dynamic) = consider, have in my head
have (stative) = own
have (dynamic) = part of an expression
see (stative) = see with your eyes / understand
see (dynamic) = meet / have a relationship with
taste (stative) = has a certain taste
taste (dynamic) = the action of tasting
I hope this lesson on stative verbs is very useful. Thank you for visiting. Good luck with your English!
Howdy, dear readers.
At first, check out the video from engVid.com. In this lesson, Rebecca explains how the future tense is used in conversation.
There are four common ways to talk about future activities or plans.
Future Tense we use
Consider the following examples with future tense.
The expression to be going to means that the action is planned but not arranged. So, the phrase I am going to take a vocation, actually, means I decided to take a vocation (before time of speaking) but have not arranged it, yet.
For better comprehension have a look at the following examples.
Future activities and plans can be also expressed using Present Continuous (especially when activities involve two or more people). When we say I’m meeting my friend tomorrow it means that we have already decided to meet tomorrow and arranged it.
Future activities can be expressed even with Past Simple.
Here we are talking about scheduled actions.
I will do …
I’ll phone you later.
To be going to
I am going to do …
I’m going to phone you later.
I am doing …
Planned and arranged
She is arriving tomorrow at 10:00 pm.
I do …
The shop opens at 10 o’clock.
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Hello, dear visitors.
There is one more interesting video from EngVid. Five common ways to say ‘Good bye’ in English.
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Hi, dear readers!
Another great video from EngVid.com with my clarification.
“Learn English vocabulary in this advanced lesson that will help you express the negative characteristics that people have. Is that man at the shop a snob, or is he conceited? Is your sister vain or is she arrogant?”
Original: EngVid.com (with quiz)
– Exaggerated view of worth or importance in a way that is too much for others. (by James)
– Someone who is arrogant behaves in a proud, unpleasant way towards other people because they believe that they are more important than others. (Collins)
– Having or revealing an exaggerated sense of one’s own importance or abilities. (Oxford)
– Very proud of one’s looks or abilities (by James)
– If you describe someone as vain, you are critical of their extreme pride in their own beauty, intelligence, or other good qualities. (Collins)
– Having or showing an excessively high opinion of one’s appearance, abilities, or worth. (Oxford)
* This word has more different meanings, use a dictionary.
– Having a very high opinion of oneself (by James)
– If you say that someone is conceited, you are showing your disapproval of the fact that they are far too proud of their abilities or achievements. (Collins)
– Imitates/wants to hang with others in superior position; looks down on others as inferior; acts superior (by James)
– 1) If you call someone a snob, you disapprove of them because they admire upper-class people and have a low opinion of lower-class people. 2) If you call someone a snob, you disapprove of them because they behave as if they are superior to other people because of their intelligence or taste. (Collins)
– 1) A person with an exaggerated respect for high social position or wealth who seeks to associate with social superiors and dislikes people or activities regarded as lower-class. 2) [with adj.] A person who believes that their tastes in a particular area are superior to those of other people (Oxford)
– To tell people how wonderful you (your things) are. (by James)
– If you brag, you say in a very proud way that you have something or have done something. (Collins)
– To say something in a boastful manner. (Oxford)
** Translations from ABBYY Lingvo Online Dictionaries.
Hope it is helpful.
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Hello, dear English learners!
We’ve got one enjoyable video for you!
The text of the poem
by G. Nolst Trenite’ a.k.a. “Charivarius” 1870 – 1946
Dearest creature in creation,
Study English pronunciation.
I will teach you in my verse
Sounds like corpse, corps, horse, and worse.
I will keep you, Suzy, busy,
Make your head with heat grow dizzy.
Tear in eye, your dress will tear.
So shall I! Oh hear my prayer…
Read the whole poem here.
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