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Online Video Lessons #9 – Grammar and Vocabulary

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Jonathan and Danielle worked hard last week to bring you 5 more great Maltalingua lesson videos. This week we have a mix of grammar and vocabulary. The lessons are about prepositions, prefixes, ‘have’/’have got’, ‘few’/’little’ and advanced phrases for ‘too much’.

You can always find many more lesson videos on our YouTube channel. Remember to like share and subscribe!

Elementary: Prepositions of Place – English Grammar Lesson

Elementary English lesson videos on YouTube.

 

Pre-Intermediate: ‘Have’ vs ‘Have Got’ – English Grammar Lesson

Pre-Intermediate English lesson videos.

 

Intermediate: Little/Few – English Grammar Lesson

We have lots more Intermediate level videos on YouTube.

 

Upper-Intermediate: Prefixes – English Vocabulary Lesson

Check out our Upper Intermediate level playlist.

 

Advanced: Phrases to Describe ‘Too Much’ – English Vocabulary Explanation

Find all out out Advanced level lesson videos here

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Online Video Lessons #8 – Adjectives, punctuation and more

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Last week our YouTube channel reached 150 subscribers so Danielle and Jonathan wanted to say a big THANK YOU to everyone who watched, liked, shared and subscribed!

 

Now, here are this week’s English lesson videos. We have three lessons about adjectives, one about punctuation and one about present perfect vs past simple.

Elementary: Adjectives to Describe Food – English Vocabulary Explanation

More elementary lesson videos.

 

Pre-Intermediate: Describing Weather – English Vocabulary Lesson

Watch all our Pre-Intermediate English lesson videos here.

 

Intermediate: Present Perfect vs Past Simple – English Grammar Lesson

You can find all of our Intermediate level English video tutorials in this playlist.

 

Upper-Intermediate: Punctuation Revision – English Grammar Lesson

Go to our YouTube channel to watch all our our Upper Intermediate level English tutorials.

 

Advanced: Confused Adjectives – English Vocabulary Explanation

Check out our playlist of advanced level English lesson videos.

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Online Video Lessons #7 – Greetings, articles, magic and more

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Hello everyone! We have 5 great new videos this week including differences between UK and US English, and a lesson with a professional magician! You can also learn how to use English grammar articles, greet people and write formally and informally.

We love it when people like, share videos, and subscribe to our channel: https://www.youtube.com/c/maltalingua

Elementary: Greetings – English Functional Language Explanation

Watch all our elementary videos.

 

Pre-Intermediate: Greetings – English Functional Language Explanation

We have a lot more Pre-Intermediate level videos. You can watch them here.

 

Intermediate: Magic with Eddy – English Vocabulary Lesson

Do you want to watch more intermediate level videos? Then go to our playlist.

 

Upper-Intermediate: US vs UK – English Vocabulary Lesson

Watch all of our Upper Intermediate videos on YouTube.

 

Advanced: Writing Styles – English Vocabulary Explanation

We have a collection of advanced level videos that you can find in our playlist.

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Online English Lesson Videos #5 – I Can Give Directions!

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Watch our 5 newest video lessons. There’s one for students at each English level.

To watch more English lesson go to our YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/c/maltalingua
Remember to like, share and subscribe!

Elementary: ‘Can’ Ability – English Grammar Lesson

Watch all of our Elementary level videos.

 

Pre-Intermediate: Directions – English Functional Language Lesson

More Pre-Intermediate level videos.

 

Intermediate: Present Continuous for Future – English Grammar Lesson

You can watch more of our Intermediate level videos here.

 

Upper-Intermediate: ‘Would’ Past Habits – English Grammar Lesson

Click here to see all of our Upper-Intermediate level videos.

 

Advanced: Common Collocations – English Vocabulary Lesson

We have a wide range of Advanced level videos. You can watch them here.

We love it when people leave comments! And we’re very happy to answer questions about the English language.

 

 

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Online English Lesson Videos #4 – Past, Future & More

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This week we have one new lesson video for each level: Elementary, Pre-Intermediate, Intermediate, Upper Intermediate and Advanced

Visit our YouTube channel to see  all our lesson videos: https://www.youtube.com/c/maltalingua
Remember to subscribe to the channel – you’ll see all of our videos first.

Elementary: Past Simple – English Grammar Lesson

Click here to see more elementary level videos.

 

Pre-Intermediate: Subject Pronouns – English Grammar Lesson

Watch all of our Pre-Intermediate level videos here.

 

Intermediate: Past Passive – English Grammar Lesson

Find all our Intermediate level videos here.

 

Upper-Intermediate: Future Perfect – English Grammar Lesson

View more of our Upper Intermediate level videos here.

 

Advanced: Critiquing and Reviewing – English Functional Language Lesson

Click here to see more of our Advanced level videos. 

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Online English Lesson Videos #3 – More Grammar!

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This week we’ve got 5 new English grammar lesson videos for you! Watch and learn :)

We have lots more lesson videos on our YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/c/maltalingua
Subscribe to the channel to be kept up-to-date with all our latest videos.

Elementary: Comparative Adjectives – English Grammar Lesson

Watch more Elementary level videos here.

 

Pre-Intermediate: ‘Some’ and ‘Any’ – English Grammar Lesson

Find more Pre-Intermediate level videos here.

 

Intermediate: Second Conditional – ‘Must’ and ‘Have to’-English Grammar Lesson

You can watch more of our Intermediate level videos here.

 

Upper-Intermediate: Adjective Order – English Grammar Lesson

To watch more Upper Intermediate level videos click here.

 

Advanced: Conditionals Review – ‘Wish’ and ‘If Only’ for Past Regrets – English Grammar Lesson

If you’d like to see more of our Advanced level videos, please click here.

And if you have any questions, or you’d like to say ‘hi’, please leave a comment below. We love comments!

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Saying No – English Lesson with Quiz

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No thank you, I think I’ll pass.

Saying no is never easy but even though we don’t feel comfortable declining certain things, there are times when we need to say no. Here is a list of possible ways to say no:

I’m afraid not

A polite way of saying no

Not really

You don’t care very much about something

I don’t think so/Not as far as/I know/ Not to my knowledge/ Possibly not/ Probably not

You think you know something but are not completely sure

Certainly not/Definitely not

To emphasize that your answer to a question or request is definitely no

Of course not

You think an idea is stupid or insulting

No way/Not likely

Informal: very definite way of saying no

You must be joking/Are you kidding

Shows that you think somebody’s suggestion or request is crazy

Not exactly/Not quite

You think that something is almost (but not) correct or true

I wish I could

Used to express regret that something is not possible

Not especially/Not very (much)

Used to say no to a question about your opinion of something

How are you going to decline the next uncomfortable situation you face?

e.g.

Flight attendant: Can you fasten your seat belt please?

Passenger: I’m afraid not, it’s broken and I can’t fix it!

Flight attendant: OK Sir.

Look at the exercise below and choose the best way of saying no in English.

1.

A: Are you coming tonight?

B: ___________________.  I’d love to, but I can’t it’s my turn to babysit!

 
 
 
2.

A: Is there something special you’d like to do for your birthday?

B: __________________, I’d be happy to stay at home.

 
 
 
3.

A: So, your brother’s a chess champion, is he?

B: __________________, I mean, he’s won a few matches, but I wouldn’t describe him as a champion yet!

 
 
 
4.

A: Do you think you’ll pass?

B: __________________, I didn’t study much.

 
 
 
5.

A: Has Mr Smith checked out of his hotel yet?

B: ______________________, but you’d better check with reception.

 
 
 
6.

A: Can I stay up and watch the film?

B: _____________________ it’s time you were in bed.

 
 
 
7.

A: Are you going to apologize to them?

B: _________________ I don’t see why I should, it’s all their fault.

 
 
 
8.

A: Are you coming up the mountain with us then?

B:  ___________________! You lot are mad. I’m not climbing up there today.

 
 
 

 

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Easy Comparatives – English Grammar Lesson with Quiz

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That house is bigger than ours.

When we compare two things or people together we use comparative adjectives.

Look at the two people below and read the comparisons about them.

2 stick figures to be used for English language comparisons

John is taller than Bob Bob is shorter than John.
John is thinner than Bob. Bob is fatter than John.
John is happier than Bob. Bob is sadder than John.
John is more handsome than Bob. Bob is less handsome than John.

 

IRREGULAR COMPARATIVES

Good

Better

Bad

Worse

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Changing the subject – English language lesson and quiz

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When we are feeling uncomfortable with a situation and want to change the subject we can use a number of phrases that divert the focus of the conversation from an awkward dialogue to an easier choice of conversation.

Read the dialogue below and notice the changes in subject.

Manager: Good afternoon everyone, I hope you’ve had a good day. We need to talk about the new programs installed on the computers in the offices…

Employee #1: I can’t understand how to work the new computer system, it’s too difficult and there are too many things to remember, I…

Manager: Anyway, as I was saying, the new computer programs have been installed and there will be a workshop for all of those who need some help with understanding how the system works.

Employee #2: When will the workshop be held? Can we do it tomorrow, I can’t waste a full day like I did today. Oh, that reminds me the coffee machine isn’t working either.

Manager: OK, we will try and hold the meeting tomorrow to get you acquainted with the new system. As for the coffee machine, we’ll get someone to look at that. Talking of coffee, what about going out for a coffee after work today.

Employee #1: As long as it’s on you! By the way, I think that the coffee machine needs new filters and it should work.

Manager: No problem with that, we will get it sorted out. That reminds me, we’ll be having our annual Halloween party next month so start thinking of your costumes.

Complete the dialogues with changing the subject expressions from the text above.

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Shopping list – Vocabulary lesson and quiz

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When you are travelling, studying or working abroad it’s essential to be able go shopping. In many countries speaking English can really help you to buy what you want and get a good deal.

Learn some new vocabulary then complete the shopping list.

Study this shopping vocabulary:

jacket English-clothes-vocabulary-jacket English clothes vocabulary - jeans jeans
swimming costume English clothes vocabulary - swimming costume English shopping vocabulary - book book
t-shirt English clothes vocabulary - t-shirt English shopping vocabulary - headphones headphones
batteries English shopping vocabulary - batteries English shopping vocabulary - dictionary dictionary
sweater English clothes vocabulary - sweater English shopping vocabulary - magazine magazines

 

English vocabulary shopping list

Now complete the items in the shopping list.

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