4 ways to speak better in English

4 Ways to improve your English easily: Speak more fluently!!!

  1. Catenation:

i.e. I want to know = I ”wanna” know

An apple = ”Anaple

2. Intrusion: Add words.

i.e. We /j/ all play /j/ out;

There /r/ is a person here.

3. Elision:

i.e. /t/ & /d/ = Next door /,Neks ‘doo;(r)/.

4. Assimilation:

i.e. /t/ + /j/ = /tf/ = I will meet you

/d/ + /j/ = /dz/ = did you?

Subject + verb in English properly

How to use Subject + Verb in English properly. 

Present form!!

Subjet:

I /ai/

You /you/ – Singular;

He /hi:/

She /Shi:/

It /It/

They /Thei:/

We /wi/

You /you/ – Plural.

                                        Verb to be: 

Am /aem/

Is /iz/

Are /ar:/

SUBJECT + VERB: 

I am = Eu sou / Eu estou;

You are (Singular) = Você é / Você está;

He is = Ele é / Ele está;

She is = Ela é / Ela está;

It is = Isto é / Isto está;

They are = Eles são / Eles estão;

We are = Nós somos / Nós estamos;

You are (plural) = Vocês são / Vocês estão.

Education: Verbs & Vocabulary

Verbs related with education:

  1. Study: I used to study in a state university.
  2. Revise: I must revise today. I have an exam.
  3. Do: I need to do my homework.
  4. Cheat: Some of the pupils had tried to cheat in the exam. (-)
  5. Pass: I think I am going to pass. (+)
  6. Fail: I am going to fail this term. (-)
  7. Learn: We go to school to learn how to study.

 

  • Vocabulary: School life

 

  1. Uniform: I used to wear quite nice uniform. 
  2. Subject: My favourite subject used to be Portuguese.
  3. Exam: We are going to have exam tomorrow. 
  4. Head teacher: The ”boss” of a school.
  5. Professor: A senior university teacher. 
  6. Student: It is studying at a college or university. 
  7. Pupil: A child who is at school. 

 

 

PARTS OF BLOCK OF FLATS OR A HOUSE


A Flat (BrE) / An apartment (USA) = Apartamento

  1. Basement /‘beisment/ = porão;
  2. Ground floor /graund flo: / (BrE) or First floor (AmE) = Primeiro andar;
  3. Entrance /’entrans/ = Entrada;
  4. Balcony /’baelkoni/ = Varanda;
  5. Top floor /top flo:/ = Andar superior.

A House = A casa 

  1. Gate /geit/ = Portão;
  2. Wall /wa:l/ = Parede;
  3. Path /pa:th/ = trajeto (até a casa);
  4. steps /steps/ = Degrau;
  5. Terrace /’teres/ (BrE) or Patio /’paetiu/ (AmE)
  6. Roof /ru:f/ = telhado;
  7. Chimney /’tfimni/ = Chaminé

 

OPPOSITE ADJECTIVES

Vocabulary: Opposite adjectives

  • 1. Clever / Stupid;
  • 2. Generous / Mean;
  • 3. Hard-working / Lazy;
  • 4. Self-confident / Insecure;
  • 5. Quiet / Talkative;
  • 6. Extrovert / Shy.
  1. Clever = Intelligent = Smart; / Stupid = idiot.
  2. Generous = liberal; / Mean = Miserly.
  3. Hard-working = (It is who likes working); / Lazy = (It does not like working).
  4. Self-confident = self-reliat; / Insecure = unsure.
  5. Quiet = Calm; / Talkative = Chatty.
  6. Extrovert = outgoing; / Shy = Timid.

PRESENT CONTINUOUS

GRAMMAR: PRESENT CONTINUOUS 

  • Structure: SUBJECT + BE + VERB + -ING
  • We use the present continuous for actions in progress at the time of speaking or for future arragements. 

 

        Positive & Negative sentences:                                      

i.e. I am going to the cinema now.      (+)

e.g. I am not (I’m not) studying English. (-)

You are studying French. –Singular    (+)     

      You are not (You aren’t) going there. -Singular (-)

He is driving his car at the moment.   (+)

He is not (He isn’t) playing soccer. (-)

She is cooking the dinner.  (+)

She is not (She isn’t) making pasta.  (-)

It is raining now. What do you think?   (+)

It is not (It isn’t) snowing now.  (-)

You are going to Brazil on holiday.  –Plural  (+)

You are not (You aren’t) working. –Plural (-)

They are waiting for me there.  (+)

They are not (They aren’t) waiting. (-)

We are wearing glasses now.   (+)

We are not (We aren’t) living here.  (-)

 

Questions (?): BE + SUBJECT + VERB + -ING

i.e. Am I going with you

Are you studying for the test?

Is he having lunch now?

 Is she working in a bank?

 Is it raining outside?

Are you going to the pool?

Are they running?

Are we eating chinese food?

 

 

 

 

 

GRAMMAR: QUESTIONS WITH BE

STRUCTURE: VERB TO BE + SUBJECT + COMPLEMENT 

Am I a student?

Are you a teacher? –Singular

Is he a nice guy?

Is she French?

Is it a school near your house?

Are we on holidays?

Are you from Japan? –Plural

Are they studying English?

  • Make questions with the verb to be by inverting the verb with the subject.

e.g. I am an English and Portuguese teacher. (+)

 Am I an English and Portuguese teacher? (?)

  • You have to use the question mark (?) when make a question.

PLACES

Vocabulary time!!! 

  • PLACES:
  1. Amusement park;
  2. Bank;
  3. Bowling Alley;
  4. Car park;
  5. Church;
  6. Cinema;
  7. Coffee bar;
  8. Hospital;
  9. Hotel;
  10. Ice rink;
  11. Library;
  12. Museum;
  13. Park;
  14. Phone box;
  15. Police station;
  16. Post office;
  17. Railway station;
  18. Shop;
  19. Shopping center / centre;
  20. Skateboard park;
  21. Sports centre;
  22. Swimming pool;
  23. Tourist information;
  24. Water park;
  25. Youth club;
  26. Zoo.