Learn English on YouTube

Do you want to learn English? Improve your English grammar, vocabulary or pronunciation online with these short English video lessons!

Start with these videos, then go out and talk to people! The best way to improve is to use what you’ve learnt. Don’t be afraid of mistakes, just do your best!

English grammar:

Present perfect and past simple

English grammar - Present perfect or past simple?
English grammar – Present perfect or past simple?

One of the most important grammar topics to learn in English is when to use the present perfect and when to use the past simple. If you can do this, your English will start sounding more natural in no time!

This video shows you how to make these sentences and gives you two easy rules to help decide which tense you should use.

Learn when to use the present perfect and past simple on YouTube

More “present perfect or past simple” practice exercises here

Past simple and past continuous

English grammar - Past simple or past continuous?
English grammar – Past simple or past continuous?

When you’re telling stories or talking about your past/memories, it’s very useful to be able to use the past simple and past continuous correctly.

This video will show you when to use each one, and show you some simple rules to remember so that you can talk clearly about things that happened in your past.

Learn when to use the past simple and when to use the past continuous

Passive sentences in English

English grammar - Passive sentences in English
English grammar – Passive sentences in English

The passive voice can be really useful in situations where you need to sound extra-serious. This video will show you how to make passive sentences and give you some clear examples of when you could use them.

Learn how to use passive sentences and why we use them

More “Passive voice” exercises here

Talk about things other people do for you

Learn English - Talk about things you pay people to do

In life, there are some things that we do for ourselves, and some that we pay other people to do for us.

This video shows you how to clearly describe if you did an action, or if you paid someone to do it for you. Useful for talking about things like haircuts or medical procedures.

Learn how to use passive sentences to talk about things that other people do for you

More “Talking about things other people do for you” exercises here

Past perfect

English grammar - How to use the past perfect in English
English grammar – How to use the past perfect in English

Use this video to take your English story-telling skills to the next level!

The past perfect is very useful if you are talking about two actions in the past, and you want to show which one happened first.

This video shows you how to make past perfect sentences and has some comprehension questions at the end.

Learn how to use the past perfect in English here

More “past perfect” practice here

Past perfect and past perfect continuous

English grammar - past perfect or past perfect continuous?

Master the differences between these two tenses to take your English story-telling skills to the highest level!

The past perfect and past perfect continuous are often used when we are telling stories, or describing what happened before something else.

These two tenses have the same idea (they happened before something in the past), but we normally use them for different kinds of verbs.

Learn when to use the past perfect and past perfect continuous

More “past perfect or past perfect continuous” exercises

Articles (A, the or no article)

English grammar - Articles A and THE
English grammar – Articles A and THE

Articles can be one of the hardest things in English to get right, especially if you don’t have something similar in your language.

This video will show you the rules and make it a bit easier to remember when to say “a” or “the” with singular nouns.

Learn when to say A and THE (singular countable nouns)

More “Articles in English” exercises here

English grammar - articles part 2 (plural nouns)
English grammar – articles part 2 (plural nouns)

This video will show you the rules and make it a bit easier to remember when to say “the” or “no article” with plural nouns.

Learn when to say THE or NO ARTICLE (plural nouns)

More “Articles in English” exercises here

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English grammar – Articles (THE or NO ARTICLE) with uncountable nouns

This video will show you the rules and make it a bit easier to remember when to say “the” or “no article” with uncountable nouns.

Learn when to use THE and NO ARTICLE (uncountable nouns)

More “Articles in English” exercises here

Present continuous and present simple

English grammar - Present simple or present continuous?
English grammar – Present simple or present continuous?

It’s useful to know the difference between these two tenses to show if you’re talking about something that happens often (like a routine or a habit), or if you’re just talking about something happening now.

 Learn when to use the present simple and present continuous (part 1) (Use subtitles for this one – or not, for some advanced-level listening practice!)

English grammar - present simple or present continuous (Advanced)
English grammar – present simple or present continuous (Advanced)

Learn a couple of advanced uses of the present simple and present continuous, including how to talk about annoying people!

Learn when to use the present simple and present continuous (part 2)

English vocabulary:

English vocabulary - Confusing English words 1

A short video to show the difference between “lend” and “borrow” in English.

Confusing English vocabulary – lend and borrow

English vocabulary - Confusing English words 2

A short video to show the difference between “choice” and “choose”.

Confusing English vocabulary – choice and choose

English vocabulary - Confusing English words 3

A short video to show the difference between “price” and “fee”.

Confusing English vocabulary – price and fee

English pronunciation:

English pronunciation - 2 ways to say THE

A short video showing you the two ways to pronoun “the”, and when to use each one.

English pronunciation – how to pronounce “the” in English

Check back soon for more videos!

 

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