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Learn English Tenses: PRESENT PERFECT CONTINUOUS · engVid

Learn English Tenses: PRESENT PERFECT CONTINUOUS

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Which is correct?
They __________ in this department since January.
She’s been trying to reach you __________ 2:00. Please call her right away.
Which is correct?
__________ for a job?
She __________ to school.
Which is correct?
"How long have they been waiting for us?"
We’re tired now. We __________ all day.

20 Comments on “Learn English Tenses: PRESENT PERFECT CONTINUOUS”

Great approach! I have been improving since I started watching your videos.

Tuesday, May 12th 2020

Thank you Rebecca! You have been teaching English very well for a long time.

Tuesday, May 12th 2020

thank you Rebecca, i have understood well.

Tuesday, May 12th 2020

Hi. I have been doing this quiz for 7 min. I have 10 right out of 10. Thank you, Rebecca.

Wednesday, May 13th 2020

Thank you Rebecca, it’s good lesson to learn about present perfect continuous, sometimes I confuse to use present prefect and present perfect continuous in daily conversation. Now, I think I understand better than before

Wednesday, May 13th 2020

Thank you! I have been learning English for 3 years 🙂

Wednesday, May 13th 2020

thank you Rebecca, it’s a great lesson

Wednesday, May 13th 2020

Great job and review, thank you D

You are a great English teacher online. I wish I could be younger and became your student in person.

Wednesday, May 13th 2020

Thank you, Rebecca.
I’ve been studying English for three years and Engvid has been helping me a lot.

Wednesday, May 13th 2020

Thanks, Rebecca. These videos on verb tenses help me to improve my reading and my writing. I’ve been studying English with Engvid for six month. In this period of time, I’ve gotten a lot of grammatical tools.

Wednesday, May 13th 2020

Sea levels has been rising , not have been becaus sea is an it subject

Wednesday, May 13th 2020

Hello teacher , you are using the verb to think as an example for the present perfect continuous , i think you had just forgotten the verb think it’s a stative verb

Wednesday, May 13th 2020

It’s an amazing class but please try to reduce the time for 20 minutes maximum. that would be nice.

Wednesday, May 13th 2020

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How to Stay Awake While You Study English at Home

You’ve probably thought it: With all this time at home, it’s the perfect chance to study your English and get ahead. 

Okay, you might have some extra time, but that doesn’t mean you have extra energy. In fact, you might be more tired than ever right now: Many people’s health, fitness, and sleep routines have been affected by quarantine life.

So what can you do if you really want to practice English, but fall asleep every time you try? 

Let’s discuss some ideas to help you stay awake!

Tips for Staying Awake While Studying

Use good lighting

It’s much more difficult to fall asleep in a bright room. Why? Well, that’s thanks to our circadian rhythm (our body’s internal “clock”)! For humans, light signals wakefulness, and dark signals sleep.

Sit up straight

You might have the urge to go sit in your comfortable chair or lie on your bed when you study, but that’s the worst thing you can do. Comfort leads to ! Sitting upright in a chair that’s not too comfortable will help you stay awake.

Eat right

Your energy and focus are connected to the kinds of foods you eat. If you want to have productive study sessions, make sure you eat a balanced diet that combines lean proteins, good fats, and complex carbohydrates. Great study snacks include fruit, nuts, and even a bit of dark chocolate. 

Also, avoid big, heavy meals before you study. Having a big meal can actually shut off the part of your brain that tells you to stay awake.  

Stay active

When you’re studying quietly by yourself, it can be hard to stay awake—you need to get active! 

  • Study aloud: This is especially important with language-learning. Not only will speaking help you stay awake by keeping your brain active, but using your voice is also an essential way to improve your pronunciation.
  • Write it out: If you stare at a book or an app for too long, you’ll lose focus. You might think you’re “studying,” but really, how much are you remembering? Take breaks to write notes about what you’ve learned. It’ll wake up your brain and help you remember information.
  • Get a study buddy: If you have a friend who’s also studying English, why not set up a Zoom meeting? You could quiz each other on a certain topic (like vocabulary) or just practice by having an English conversation! 
  • Stand up and walk around: We mentioned earlier that sitting in an upright position would help you stay awake. But what if it’s not working? Try getting up and walking around the room every 30 minutes to increase wakefulness. It’s pretty hard to fall asleep while you’re standing up!

Take a nap

Having a nap when you’re feeling sleepy is an excellent way to refresh yourself. But we’re not talking about a two-hour snooze. To get the best benefits, your nap should be between 20 and 60 minutes. A 20-minute nap can increase alertness, while a 30- to 60-minute nap can help you with tasks like memorizing vocabulary. 

Know when to stop

Sometimes, no matter how hard you try, your brain is just . . . done. When you’ve reached your limit, you won’t be able to focus. It’s important to know your limits and allow yourself to rest when your brain says, “Stop!”

Conclusion 

With changes to your sleep pattern, exercise routine, and healthy habits, you could be feeling more tired these days. To make the most of your time and study English effectively, try some of the tips above!

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Learn English Tenses: FUTURE CONTINUOUS · engVid

Learn English Tenses: FUTURE CONTINUOUS

Test your understanding of this English lesson

I won’t be available at 7:00, as __________.
At this time next year, __________.
Josh, will you be learning French when you move to Montreal?
We __________. We’ll be taking a flight.
What time __________?
Which is correct?
When __________?
What __________________?
I __________ wearing the blue jacket. I’ll be wearing the black jacket.
How long ______________________?

5. What time __________?
will your son will be calling?
10. How long ______________________?
will they will be staying in the United States?
Hm….

Thursday, April 16th 2020

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Learn English Tenses: PRESENT PERFECT · engVid

Learn English Tenses: PRESENT PERFECT

Test your understanding of this English lesson

Which is correct?
She __________ her homework.
Have you learned the present perfect tense?
Which is correct?
The children __________ their presents yet.
__________ that book.
Which is correct?
I’m afraid she’s not here at the moment. __________ to a meeting.
__________ writing the report?

Hi Rebecca. I liked so much that lesson. It’s so powerfull. Thanks.

Friday, April 24th 2020

Thank you, this is a powerful tool for me to speak and write English.

Friday, April 24th 2020

Amazing lesson Rebecca, only two own opinions.
The first. It’s a bit long.
The second, I hate listen mistake, because it’s the the first thing that I have had learn.
A lot thanks.
See you next lesson.

Saturday, April 25th 2020

Saturday, April 25th 2020

Thank you very much, Rebecca. Great lesson, very useful for me.

Saturday, April 25th 2020

Wow, it was such a long class, but it was very fruitful as well. My best regards, Rebecca.

Saturday, April 25th 2020

Hi Ms. Rebecca, thank you for this nice topic, I’ve learned a lot. I have gotten 9/9 score. 😊😊😊

Saturday, April 25th 2020

Thank, Rebecca. These English Tenses series has given me a lot of writing tools. So I am not only practicing the reading and the listing, also I’m writing my comments. Step by step, I am improving my English, but I need to speak more often.

Saturday, April 25th 2020

Thank, Rebecca. These English Tenses series have given me a lot of writing tools. So I am not only practicing the reading and the listing, also I’m writing my comments. Step by step, I am improving my English, but I need to speak more often.

Saturday, April 25th 2020

Thank you Rebecca.I have nearned lots but,I can’t speak in English yet.Can you help me? I will your advice…

Saturday, April 25th 2020

What a helpful lesson. I thought the point about erros very interesting, like in pronunciation, how to say it correctly, as well as the form and utilize the apostrophe. I enjoyed this entire lesson. Thank you ma’am.

Saturday, April 25th 2020

Hi Rebecca! if I meet my friend in the cafe what a polite way to ask him about his deals on current week?

1. What did you do this week?
or
2. What have you done this week?

Sunday, April 26th 2020

Thank you so much the toppic very useful you taught very clearly I would like to beg you to teach about past perfect,future perfect and all of perfect continuous.

Sunday, April 26th 2020

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Japanese students learn English with help from a dating sim artist | SoraNews24 -Japan News-

Studying is much more exciting when you can imagine yourself dating one of the textbook characters.

It’s easy to get discouraged and lose interest when learning a second language, especially when you have to grapple with boring points like grammar and archaic phrases that don’t seem to have any practical use in real-world situations outside of the classroom.

Anything that can hold a student’s interest through a lesson is going to increase their potential to learn, though, and that’s exactly what Japanese publishers Sanseido is looking to do with their upcoming range of New Crown textbooks.

Designed for young learners of English as a second language in Japan, the new textbooks are set to become available for use by junior high schools across the country from next year. And it looks like they’ll be grabbing the attention of young teens with no encouragement from teachers, thanks to some help from Taro Minoboshi, an artist who previously worked on the dating simulator LovePlus for gaming giant Konami.

Minoboshi was in charge of designing the characters for the new textbooks, and he was clearly overjoyed to finally share details of his recent collaboration, taking to Twitter with a video showing his character designs in action.

超発表です!
なんと!
2021年から中学校の英語教科書NEW CROWNのキャラクターデザインとイラストを担当させて頂きます!
中学生の方の楽しいクラスメイトとして可愛がって頂ければ嬉しいです! twitter.com/sanseido_eigo/…

Minoboshi also shared a sample page from the upcoming release, which shows the characters leaving school for the day and waiting for a bus at the bus stop.

NEW CROWNの見本誌を頂いたのでご紹介です。
1年生はイラストがデカイ!笑 こんな教科書だったら勉強も楽しかっただろうなーと羨ましく思います。
1年から3年の間にキャラクターも成長するように描いたので細かい部分に気付いて話し… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

The four main characters appearing in the textbook are:

Katherine Jones (“Kate”), who hails from Australia. Her hobby is taking photos and she’s a member of the cooking club.

Hana Tanaka, from Japan, who likes English and is a member of the soccer club.

Riku Kato, from Japan, who’s a member of the music club and likes manga and anime.

Mark Davis, from America, who likes basketball.

Jing from China, who likes anime and is learning to dance.

▼ Left to right: Kate, Riku, Mark, Jing…

▼ …and Hana.

▼ There’s also another student in the textbook named Dinu, along with teachers Ms Brown and Mr Oka.

The character intros and the background history of the artist could easily fool students into thinking they’re about to start vying for the affections of one of these characters in a dating sim. It’s a pretty good incentive to learn, actually, because if a student does develop a crush on one of the characters, learning English would certainly be one of the quickest ways to earn their love and affection.

People online loved the idea of studying with characters created by a dating sim artist, leaving comments like:

“Whaaat? I used New Crown at school – wish we had this version of the textbook!”
“I’m not at school but I’m still tempted to buy this book!”
“I’m so jealous that kids at school get to learn English with this!”
“Such a great tactic to get students interested in studying.”
“I prefer this to Ellen Baker!”

Ellen Baker, or “Ellen-sensei” as she’s more commonly known to students past and present, has long dominated the English textbook scene in Japan. Appearing as an anime-style character in New Horizon textbooks in junior high schools over the years, the blonde-haired, American-born English teacher has been so popular she even stepped out of the pages of her storybook world and into a real-life classroom for a moment back in 2016.

If the new cast of characters from New Crown prove to be just as popular, who knows what the future holds for them? AI, VR, VTubing and live-action are just some of the possibilities for their future careers.

Source: Hachima Kikou 
Featured image: Pakutaso 
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Learn English Tenses: FUTURE – “will” or “going to”? · engVid

Learn English Tenses: FUTURE – “will” or “going to”?

Test your understanding of this English lesson

We use "going to" instead of "will" in formal situations.
Which is correct?
We should use "going to" in an informal situation, when something is decided.
__________. I’m not going to do any work.
The official graduation ceremony __________ at 3:00.
Hey, be careful! That box looks heavy. Please put it down. __________ carry it for you.
She hasn’t decided which job offer to accept. __________ either accept the position with the bank or with the consulting company.
Which is correct?
You know what? I’m too tired to cook dinner tonight. I think __________ some Thai food.
To talk about the future in formal or business situations, it is best to use __________.

Thank you Rebecca for a very interesting lesson.
I got 100%

Wednesday, April 1st 2020

Wednesday, April 1st 2020

Great lesson, thank you very much. It will improve my english for sure.

Wednesday, April 1st 2020

Hi Rebecca! Thank you for fixing my knowledge in simple future tense. I will improve my knowledge further definitely.

Wednesday, April 1st 2020

Thank you Rebecca, I was looking for this topic for a long time.

Wednesday, April 1st 2020

Thursday, April 2nd 2020

I got 8/10 and wrong two questions, I will carefull next time. Thank Rebecca

Thursday, April 2nd 2020

i got 7/10
i’m going to be good.
thanks Rebecca

Thursday, April 2nd 2020

i am very happy to learn informal and formal tenses,very useful

Thursday, April 2nd 2020

This is the best what i’ve seen ! Thanks a lot )

Thursday, April 2nd 2020

thanks Rebecca! I have got 9/10 scores. I’ll try to better.

Thursday, April 2nd 2020

why in question 6 I have to use *I’ll* instead of * I’m going to*?

Friday, April 3rd 2020

Hi Rebbeca, you’re a great teacher! Thanks for sharing your knowledge.

Friday, April 3rd 2020

Thanks a lot Rebecca!!You’re help me to improve more my english

Friday, April 3rd 2020

Im the begginer in english, so for today you have help me a lote.

Thank you

Thank you Teacher Rebecca ,you are the best, I get 10/10 and I´m going to watch and to learn all your lessons

Friday, April 3rd 2020

Thank you Rebecca, I got 100%, this is a helpful lesson.

Saturday, April 4th 2020

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Tuesday, April 7th 2020

Awesome and Amazing lessons. I got a perfect 10 out of 10. Big help to all who want to improve English grammar. Thanks again, Ma’am.

Wednesday, April 8th 2020

Wednesday, April 8th 2020

Wednesday, April 8th 2020

I’m going to make trains and then probably I’ll drink a glass of juice.

Friday, April 10th 2020

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Nicole ‘Snooki’ Polizzi Teaches NY Knicks Star Enes Kanter To Speak English

When it was time for Turkish Knicks’ star Enes Kanter to knuckle down and learn the English language, he got help from two very unlikely places. Read on for more information on the basketball player’s crash course

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Amazon Alexa Gets MyPedia Skill to Help Students Learn English | Technology News

Amazon Alexa has acquired a new MyPedia skill aimed at helping students learn English. The MyPedia skill brought to Alexa by Pearson India can be used by learners of all age groups who want to work on their knowledge and understanding of the English language. MyPedia skill can be used on Amazon Echo smart speakers, Echo Show smart displays, and Alexa app on smartphones. Users will simply have to say “Alexa, open MyPedia”, or “Alexa, I want to learn English” to start learning.

The new MyPedia skill in Alexa can prove to be helpful for the students who are staying at home for longer durations during the ongoing lockdown. MyPedia uses stories, fun facts, trivia, quizzes, and rewards to involve learners in an engaging manner so as to increase their interest in the English language. Learners can benefit from the new skill as it helps them go forward at their own pace and increase their imagination.

“The combination of interactive learning and the simplicity of voice interactions with Alexa will make this a fun experience for users of all age groups”, said Amazon India executive Puneesh Kumar in a statement.

Additionally, MyPedia Reader storybook has also been launched by Pearson on Amazon Kindle. This book has stories by students who have written them on the basis of their own aspirations and experiences. The book is expected to help learners become more imaginative and learn the English language better.

Pearson says on its website that MyPedia is a learning ecosystem aimed at improving the way teachers teach and students learn where they integrating learning tools in a well-designed and scientific manner.

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Learn English Grammar: The 4 Conditionals · engVid

Learn English Grammar: The 4 Conditionals

Test your understanding of this English lesson

How many conditional tenses are there in English grammar?
Which of the following is an example of the zero conditional?
Which of the following is an example of the first conditional?
Which of the following is an example of the second conditional?
Which of the following is an example of the third conditional?
If it’s warm and sunny tomorrow, we _____________ swim in the sea. (1st conditional)
If you didn’t eat so much late at night, you __________ sleep better. (2nd conditional)
If he had worked harder at school, he __________ got a place at university. (3rd conditional)
The zero conditional is used for:
The second conditional is used for:

Thanks for the good explanations. All 4 conditionals – important for me to see it on a view. A little strange to use the simple past in the second conditional.

Monday, April 13th 2020

Thanks teacher Gill. I will do my best to the next lesson.

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