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0h21m

English Sentence Structure - English Grammar Lesson

In this lesson, you can learn about sentence structure in English.
You’ll learn how to construct all kinds of sentences in English, from the simplest possible sentences, to long, complex sentences which contain many different ideas. Practice using correct sentence structure and post your example sentences in the comments!

See the full version of this lesson on our website: https://www.oxfordonlineenglish.com/sentence-structure.

In this lesson, you'll learn:
- How to build simple sentences.
- Using compliments.
- Adding onto simple sentences to create more detailed sentence structure.
- How to add description to your sentence.
- How to make complex sentences with independent clauses.
- How to make complex sentences with dependent clauses.

To see more free English lessons like this one, visit our website: https://www.oxfordonlineenglish.com/.

0h13m

Present Simple Verb Form in English - English Verb Tenses

How many ways do you know to use the present simple?

The present simple doesn’t just have one or two uses; there are at least eight common uses, and many more special cases.

In this lesson, you can learn all about the present simple tense. Beginners can learn simple ways to use this verb tense, and more advanced students can learn about more complex uses of the present simple verb form.

See the full version of this lesson with text here: https://www.oxfordonlineenglish.com/present-simple-verb-tense.

You will learn:

- How to form the present simple verb tense.
- Using the present simple to talk about regular actions.
- How to talk about general truths, states and situations using the present simple.
- How to describe long-lasting situations with the present simple.
- Using verbs of sensing, feeling, thinking or speaking with the present simple.
- How to use the present simple to tell jokes or stories in conversational English.
- Using the present simple in commentary, e.g. for a

0h07m

How to Use To Be in English - Using Be in English Grammar Lesson

To be: In this English grammar lesson you can learn about the most important verb. You'll see how to use to be in English.

You’ll learn how to use be in simple sentences and questions. You can learn how to make negatives and short forms with the verb 'be'.

You can see the full version of this free English lesson here: http://www.oxfordonlineenglish.com/use-verb-to-be

Topics included in this lesson:

- Forms of the verb 'to be' in English
- Making simple sentences with 'be'
- Making negatives with 'be'
- Short forms (contractions) of 'be'
- Simple questions using 'be'

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0h11m

Modal Verbs - How to Use Must, Have to and Should - English Grammar Lesson

In this lesson, you can learn about the modal verbs must, have to and should.
Do you know the difference between 'must', 'have to' and 'should'? English learners often mix up these three verbs. In this lesson, you can learn how to use must, have to and should correctly in English.

You can see the full lesson here: https://www.oxfordonlineenglish.com/must-have-to-should.

This lesson will help you:
- Learn about the differences between 'must' and 'have to'.
- Understand how to use 'must' and 'have to' correctly to talk about obligations.
- Learn the differences between 'mustn't' and 'don't have to'.
- With the differences between 'must' and 'should'.
- Understand how to use these modal verbs to discuss obligations, give advice, explain something is forbidden, say something is not necessary, and give your opinion in English.

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0h08m

Adjective Order - English Grammar Lesson

Learn about adjective order in English with this lesson. When you use several adjectives with a noun in English, the adjectives have to go in a specific order. For example, we say "strong black Italian coffee," but you can't say "strong Italian black coffee" or "Italian black strong coffee."

Why not? Because of the adjective order rules.

You can see the full lesson (which includes the text and a quiz to help you practice) here: http://www.oxfordonlineenglish.com/adjective-order-in-english

The basic rules for adjective order are:

- Opinions go before facts
- General ideas go before specific ideas

There's also a more complicated rule, which you'll see in the video.

You can learn more about these adjective order rules and how to use them in the video lesson.

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English Verb Tenses Guide - Learn About Simple, Perfect, and Continuous Tenses

Are you confused about your simple, perfect and continuous tenses? Do you know how many verb tenses there are in English?

In this lesson, you can get a big picture understanding of English verb tenses. You’ll learn what connects English verb forms, which will make it easier for you to learn and understand verb tenses in English.

You can see the full version of this free lesson on our website: https://www.oxfordonlineenglish.com/english-verb-tenses

This lesson will help you:

- Understand the main differences between the simple, continuous, and perfect tenses.
- Learn the correct verb forms in each tense.
- See the difference between the verb tense forms and their actual meanings.
- See simple verb forms in detail.
- Understand the different continuous verb forms.
- Detail the correct perfect verb forms.
- Learn about the perfect continuous tense and its verb forms.

To see more free English lessons like this one, visit our website: https://www.oxfordonlineenglish.com/

0h13m

How to Use Should, Ought to, Supposed to and Had Better - English Modal Verbs Lesson

Learn how to use 'should', 'ought to', 'supposed to' and 'had better' in this video lesson. You'll see what these verbs mean and how to use them.

See the full version of this free English lesson here: http://www.oxfordonlineenglish.com/should-ought-supposedto-hadbetter

We use the verbs 'should', 'ought to', 'supposed to' and 'had better' to say what you or other people think is the right thing to do.

That means these verbs express advice, opinion, criticism or (for 'had better'), warnings or threats.

'Should' and 'ought to' have the same meaning, although 'ought to' is much more formal and is not commonly used in spoken English.

'Supposed to' refers to what other people think is right, while 'should' expresses what you think is right.

'Had better' expresses the idea that something bad will happen if you don’t do what I say. This is why 'had better' can also be used to make threats or give someone a warning.

In this lesson, you'll learn more about:

- What 'should' means and how

0h15m

Future in English - How to Talk about the Future

In this lesson, you can learn how to talk about the future in English.
What are you doing this evening? What are your plans for next year? Who will win the next World Cup? After you watch this lesson, leave us a comment talking about the future and we will give you feedback!
In this class, you’ll learn to answer these and other questions about the future in clear, natural, correct English.
You’ll see many simple phrases which you can learn to help you talk about the future in English in any situation!

You can see the full version of this lesson on our website:
https://www.oxfordonlineenglish.com/talk-about-future .

This lesson will help you learn how to:
- Talk about future social plans and holidays in English.
- Use the continuous tense to talk about the future.
- Describe your future goals in your life and career.
- Discuss schedules and timetables in the future.
- Make predictions about the future in English.
- Talk about future possibilities in English.

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0h14m

How to Use Must in English - English Modal Verbs

In this lesson, you can learn about the verb 'must'. 'Must' can have many different meanings in English. In this video, you can learn about the different meanings of 'must', and how to use 'must' in English.

See the full version of this English modal verbs lesson here: https://www.oxfordonlineenglish.com/how-to-use-must.

Contents:
1. Talking About Obligations 0:22
2. Talking About Prohibition 2:53
3. Giving Strong Advice 4:07
4. Talking About Logical Necessity 6:00
5. Negatives 9:08
6. Past Forms 11:22

You can see:
- How to use 'must' to talk about obligations and rules.
- How to use 'mustn't' to express prohibition.
- How to use 'must' to give strong advice.
- How to use 'must' to make deductions.
- The negatives of 'must' when 'must' has different meanings.
- The past forms of 'must' in different meanings.

See more of our free English lessons on this page: http://www.oxfordonlineenglish.com/free-english-lessons

0h10m

How to Use Should in English - English Modal Verbs

See the full version of this free lesson here: http://www.oxfordonlineenglish.com/video-lesson-using-should

The full version includes the script and exercises to help you understand this topic fully.

Do you know how to use should in English? Like most modal verbs, should has many different meanings and can be used in many different ways. In this lesson, you can learn how to use should correctly and naturally in different situations.

You can learn:

- The basic meaning of 'should.'
- How to make sentences with 'should'.
- How to use 'should' to give advice in English.
- How to express your opinions with 'should'.
- How to use 'should' in the past.
- How to use 'should' to talk about probability.

See more free English lessons here: www.oxfordonlineenglish.com/free-english-lessons