The 3 Secrets of English (preparation for class)

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Watch the 1st part of the video and complete the vocabulary questions below:

  1. English is a _________ language
  2. English is a ____________-_____________ language.
  3. We don’t ____________ ____________ sounds at all.
  4. We give specific qualities to specific _____________.
  5. The centre syllable was pronounced ______________, ________________ and _____________.
  6. Don’t worry about your ___________ anymore!
  7. What is ESL?
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Watch the 2nd part of the video and complete these sentences:

  1. Native speakers don’t start words with _____________.
  2. 1.5 billion people speak English as a _________ or __________ or __________ language.
  3. They can understand _______ _______ and they can’t understand me.
  4. They can’t reconcile the words they’ve _________ and the words that they’re __________ with the words that they _________.
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Watch the final part of the video and complete these sentences:

  1. Collocations is another name for ______________.
  2. Small groups of words that __________ _____________ for no reason.
  3. These expressions are carved in ___________.
  4. We don’t __________ meals, we __________ them.
  5. We have so many words that mean pretty much the _________ ___________.
  6. Collocations is the secret to _____________ _____________, not grammar at all.
  7. English is so exclusive because of our ______________ of expressions.