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  • hi I'm Andrew and this video is mainly for two particular groups of people

  • anybody learning English that wants to sound like a native English speaker and

  • also for any of you doing your IELTS exam because if you want to get a score

  • of seven and above then you really do need to aim to sound as much like a

  • native speaker as possible so how do you do that to sound like a native speaker

  • you must use collocations and in this video you're going to learn five new

  • collocations less common words including some topics specific vocabulary again in

  • this video five less common words you will learn three verbs you're going to

  • learn four of these and finally the occasional idiom in this video you're

  • going to learn three new idioms so what's a collocation it's simply when

  • two words regularly appear next to each other in a language much more often than

  • you'd expect just by chance in this video we're going to look at news full

  • collocations including a fresh start and a golden opportunity

  • the collocations are going to appear in blue the less common words will appear

  • in purple about less common words he is a really good tip for you don't make the

  • mistake of behaving like a walking dictionary okay don't act like you've

  • swallowed a dictionary don't try and use very rare words because native speakers

  • don't do that in spoken English and you will just sound very strange you can use

  • the Colin's online dictionary to see if words are just less common or really

  • rare obscure and strange almost never news news the Colin's online dictionary

  • that's a top tip from me phrasal verbs a phrasal verb is an ordinary verb plus a

  • preposition the preposition changes the meaning of the verb a good example is to

  • give up meaning to quit or stop doing something so instead of saying I quit

  • smoking when I was 20 you could say I do up smoking when I was 20 idioms they are

  • simply very common expressions in a language but the meaning is normally

  • very difficult for non-native speakers to understand because they don't seem to

  • make sense here's a perfect example he's been working at that company for

  • donkey's years this means he's been working there for a very long time so

  • how are you going to put together and use these collocations less common words

  • phrasal verbs and idioms to sound like a native speaker here's an example of a

  • question from the IELTS exam and an example answer you could give using

  • collocations less common words phrasal verbs and idioms the question have you

  • ever studied abroad the answer yes I studied Spanish at university and in my

  • second year I had a golden opportunity to go and learn about another culture in

  • Ecuador I'd been stuck in a rut during the first year of my course didn't

  • really enjoy it and so when I got this chance I jumped at it and it gave me a

  • fresh start really so meanings a golden opportunity

  • is a really good chance to go and do something a fresh start means a chance

  • to start again with something if you feel stuck in a rut you feel as they are

  • not making much progress maybe you're a bit bored a bit depressed if you jump at

  • something then it's an offer that you're very glad to receive and you happily and

  • quickly decide to do this thing that you jump at so here's another example from

  • part 2 of the IELTS exam this is a common cue card describe an interesting

  • lecture that you once attended you should say where it was when it was what

  • it was about why it was so interesting a common card he is an answer using

  • collocations idioms phrasal verbs and less common words

  • I'm going to recount a story about a lecture that I attended as part of my

  • economics course the first thing I'm going to comment on is the lecturer

  • himself my word he was dishy he looked like a movie star or something he was

  • the last person that I expected to see giving a lecture on free trade as I said

  • this was part of my economics course so it must have been back in about 1996 I

  • think it was in the main conference hall at the LSE the topic as I already

  • mentioned was about free trade and what was so very interesting about this

  • particular lecture was that wealth 99% of experts these days bang on about how

  • great free traders this lecturer mmm whose name I seem to have forgotten was

  • staunchly opposed to unfettered free trade because he said that the amount of

  • jobs that are lost as a result is too high a price to pay for any benefits

  • gained meanings to recount an advanced word meaning to tell a story or talk

  • about an experience dishy this means sexually attractive but we news it about

  • a man so this is really only a word that should be used by candidates that find

  • men attractive free trade this means trade without export and import taxes

  • unfettered means without any restrictions or limits or laws staunchly

  • opposed to if you're staunchly opposed to something then you'll strongly

  • against an idea or a policy incidentally that's also a very good collocation to

  • news in your IELTS writing essays the phrasal verb to banged on about

  • something if you bang on about something then you talk about it in a long and

  • boring way oh the last person I expected to see this means that it was a big

  • surprise that he or she was there at whatever event you're talking about if

  • something is too high a price to pay then the bad effects of something

  • are more significant than anything good that comes from it

  • final example a part 3 question from the IELTS exam how can teachers make lessons

  • interesting for children answer well a huge key has to be to make

  • everything interactive you've got to get the kids up and about kids have a very

  • low board and fresh hold and if you're not very careful they'll just nod off

  • completely during your lesson so I think about it's about getting them up and

  • moving around so it's vital to ensure that you have things like games and

  • songs planned for them so that they don't just chew new out entirely

  • meanings a huge key a collocation meaning that something is very important

  • boredom threshold the points beyond which people become bored interactive

  • this means that everybody is involved in something and communicating with each

  • other if you nod off you go to sleep if you tune somebody else you stop

  • listening to them or paying attention to them so hopefully you're still listening

  • to me if you are if you found this useful

  • there's a little red subscribe button in the bottom right hand corner of this

  • video and you can subscribe there also you will find links within this video to

  • other news or videos from myself and also some from other teachers that can

  • help you with the IELTS exam so that's it from me except to say that in future

  • there will be more lessons like this phrasal verbs collocations idioms less

  • common words and they're all going to be based on various different topics from

  • the IELTS exam so that you get to learn about these words in context

  • incidentally in the comment section below this video if you have any

  • questions please ask them I will be providing some more example

  • of some of the collocations and phrasal verbs that we news in this lesson so

  • some more examples sentences of how you can use them I will be providing in the

  • next few days in the comment section of this video so look out for those okay so

  • thank you and goodbye

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    ben posted on 2018/07/27
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