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The "I love English TV" strategy is a revolution in adult language education. You will watch real life TV scenes at natural speed without feeling lost. Video lessons will stimulate your visual memory and provide context for common expressions. Quizzes provide instant motivation and feedback wherever you are. This is finally a practical course for working adults, but you must follow the directions carefully.
This course takes you through short study cycles that can be completed anywhere: at home, on a bus, in a park. Cycles take 15-20 minutes to complete. Each cycle consists of a short videoclip: 2-8 minutes, a quiz and a series of phrases related to the videoclip. There are currently 10 cycles and they can be completed in 10 days or less.
A good student will watch the video, repeating the important section as many times as necessary, take the quiz and practice translating the phrases into his/her language. For the best results, meet with a friend once a week and practice translating the most interesting phrases from your language back into English. Studying with a friend will provide motivation and improve confidence and fluency even if your friend doesn't speak English very well - just be sure you both watch the video clips.
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|Section 1: Read, watch, remember!|
Phrases for lectures 1-15Preview
VERBS: common mistakes 01Preview
This is Quin - letters and numbersPreview
|Quiz 1||5 questions|
How much do you remember?
Your left - left/right and nothing/anything
Up to 5 layers - more/less and few/many
Up to 5 layers
Web and email - basic internet vocabulary
Web and Email
Peace - "Political propaganda"
Pronunciation: S vs Z - Silent and noisy
Silent or noisy?
Disinfectant - basic health-related vocabulary
Stay closed - kitchen-related vocabulary
To stay/To be - "I'm here..." vs "I'll stay here"
|Quiz 9||8 questions|
Avoiding mistakes with "to stay"
Roy Wilson - there/their/they're
The letter "H"
Haiti - the letter "H"
Get him - introducing the verb "to get"
Grammar: to get (1/3)
Choose: get / got / getting
Woman-hater - ate / hatePreview
Ear training: spelling and letters
Spelling and letters
Memory - possessives and -ed
|Section 2: Next level - perfects, conditionals and more...|
I have failed - introducing the present perfect
Present perfect - part 1Preview
Paper bag - one leaf two leaves
Grammar: to leave / the leavesPreview
Conditionals part 1
|Quiz 17||7 questions|
Honeymoon - We're, where, war or were?
Come/came/come - the verb "to come"
Sit still - the adjective still
|Section 3: Survival kit: phrases|
|Lecture 30||2 pages|
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I have several years experience as an English teacher. My students are mostly adult learners who can read English but don't understand spoken English very well. I am fascinated by languages and can speak Italian and English fluently. Speaking two languages helps me predict what phrases will be difficult for students. I designed the "I love English TV" course with two primary objectives:
1.) to help students understand spoken English
2.) to engage students in speaking/rehearsing
and two secondary objectives:
1.) to highlight pronunciation
2.) to reinforce basic grammar
When I'm not teaching or translating I enjoy studying. My favorite topics are religion, history, medicine, science and linguistics.