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- Where are you from?
I grew up in Bedfordshire, a region near London!
- How many languages do you speak?
English is my mother tongue, but I also speak fluent Spanish and I'm learning Italian. You can see a video of me speaking Spanish here: https://goo.gl/4RVY0O
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I use the Canon 60D with a 50mm lens (https://goo.gl/T2T045)
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I use the SONY ECMCS3 - Very affordable and great value for money:
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I use Final Cut Pro X
- Which grammar book do you recommend?
I completely recommend English Grammar in Use: https://goo.gl/S3DIlN
- Can you recommend any books that will help me improve my English?
I always recommend 'The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time' (https://goo.gl/7vGLDY) as it is written in the first person from the point of view of an autistic teenager and it does not use very complicated language. Some of it is also based in London which I like.
- Can you recommend a British TV Series for me to watch and improve my British English pronunciation?
Absolutely! I highly recommend 'Broadchurch' (https://goo.gl/5qdWbJ) which is a FANTASTIC crime drama based in a small village in the South of England. The actors are brilliant and it has won lots of awards!
English with Lucy . It’s English, I’m in New York. You’re right. Two products marketed toward an ‘o’ in chocolate are choco taco and count chocula. Choc(o)late. But this stress on ‘O’ is not an emic, from an etic cacao and coco/a. I think it is probably true this has always been British pronunciation. Chocolate likely arrived in Britain through Português-Spain-France. Anyway, I’m picking it up. Thank you.
Oml I remember being in elementary school and discovering that Wednesday was not spelled wensday 🤣🤣🤣 today, btw I'm a native speaker in 9th grade and sometimes forget how to spell simple things like February, I keep thinking febuary lol
Sorry Lucy, "vegetable" DOES have 4 sylables along with "comfortable", albeit the"for" bit is spoken more quickly than the other 3.
As an English speaking Englishman ,I have also corrected the delightful Emma on her English tutorial for giving similar advice. I refer once again,( a -gen, not a - gane) - to Nuttall's Standard Dictionary of the English language, revised by The Revd.James Wood; ( page 729 for "vej-e-ta-bl" and page 134 for "kum-furt-a -bl". ) I know that quite a lot of younger people - like yourself, pronounce these and similar words wrongly and hope that you all find this short missive of some help. - Cheers! Tony.
Hi, Lucy, Im from Mexico, and i am going to tell you that i love your videos and your british pronuntiation, and im learning english watching you.
My english is not so good and i sorry for that. I hope upgrade, improve (i dont know the correct word) the level.
English is kinda stupid. Why are there so many silent letters. Plus, there is no one rule for all. You have to memorize always because there are so many exception to the rules. This is hell for English students.
I, I. Eye-yuh. Well what I'm trying o say is that your lesson are useful for English speakers to better understand piggan English spoken by foreign people. Spanish speakers in my case. And Hindi speakers. But Hindi speakers speak better English usually better than I speak it
Where I live in Canada I can't think of even one person who pronounces these words in the bizarre ways you described. If you weren't so pretty this would have been a complete waste of my time. Now if you really want to start a debate, tell us how to pronounce 'vitamins' or 'tomatoes'.
Hi Lucy, I'm a 14 years old student in Hong Kong. I had seen your video which teaches 10 words pronunciation today, then l realise that teachers in Hong Kong had taught me wrong by the pronunciation. Although Hong Kong was the colony of Britain, Hong Kong people couldn't learn the exactly right way of British accent. Therefore l think a ordinary British citizen's English pronunciation must be better than a secondary school's teacher's.Thus, l have tried to learn British accent and the real pronunciation myself since l was 12 years old, then l watched several drama and movies which were produced in Britain, especially Sherlock. At first, l think that Benedict Cumberbatch's accent is extremely excellent and authentic, so l have learnt his accent. However, l discovered that even he spoke the word "penguin" wrongly, so l don't suggest myself to continue to learn British pronunciation from him.But today, l have seen your video, then l discovered many teachers in Hong Kong speak "chocolate" wrong, they speak "cho-co-late". Then l have found out that the real way of speaking "crisps", l was really surprised that everyone said it wrongly, me as well, so there are much information that l need to learn about British English.However,l was scared that Hong Kong students can't learn the right way of British English's pronunciation because the teachers don't know the actual pronunciation and teach them Chinglish(Chinese mix with English), so l hope that Hong Kong people can speak a correct pronunciation of English because it is very important and necessary for this international city.(P.S., To be honest, Hong Kong people speak terribly miserable English pronunciation)
Congratulations on setting ip your successful channel. Please remember that there are dozens of accents throughout Great Britain, and that many of these pronunciation tips might not be “correct” in every accent.
im kept saying "she's beautiful" and im not focus to what she says. im just saying "she's beautiful"
i need someone to teach me english, i can speak english properly(sometimes) but im not confident with my grammar,verbs but i keep trying,my teacher is a man dude,im so shy to ask him tho
Because he was an angel, Castiel initially expressed almost no emotion towards humans, and had little room for disobedience or feelings, as he was driven to follow his orders, although he does reveal some doubts about the morality of his orders, expressing an appreciation for the beauty of humans as Gods creations. As he spends more time with Dean, he develops empathy and affection for him, and eventually for those close to him, and humans in general. Castiels superiors begin to question his loyalty and promote Uriel to oversee him. Castiel eventually rebels against and is ostracised from heaven, leaving him deprived of most of his angelic abilities, forcing him to interact more with humans than he had previously. He is often confused by the finer details of human interaction and is blind to social norms. He allies himself with Dean, and despite his despondency over the absence of his maker and their desperate situation, Castiel continues to fight against the Apocalypse.
After his second resurrection by God, with enhanced abilities, he sees his decisions and support of freewill to have been affirmed. Castiel begins to show pride, while remaining somewhat naive with regard to consequences. Crowley is able manipulate this budding sense of pride to get Castiel to start the angelic civil war. Castiel becomes dedicated to his own decisions, and tends to pass over other opinions, even Deans, in the absence of another clear course. He eventually double-crosses Crowley, taking in the souls of Purgatory alone. He then insists on worship from his former friends. He intends to be an involved god, a better and loving god who will not abandon the world. He renounces his dedication to free will, saying that angels need a firm hand. He is quick to smite those he feels to be hypocritical and unjust, and rewards those who have faith. However, Castiel is being influenced by entities inside him - including leviathans - and his actions become erratic and violent. He realizes he is not strong enough to contain the power, and at a prompt from Sam, he goes to the brothers for help. He is apologetic and humbled; after the souls are out of him he wants to find a way to redeem himself before the brothers. He eventually takes Sams madness on himself, freeing Sam.
In episode 5.14 My Bloody Valentine, Castiel shows his deep affection towards raw meat, eating it in the room and unable to get to famine, one of the four horsemen. Here, we realize that Castiels vessel, Jimmy Novak is desiring the food which he cannot gain access to with the angel possessing him.
Castiels insanity after taking on Sams memories of Hell seems to free him of some of his guilt, though it leaves his mind scattered. He was unwilling to fight due to his belief that he is a "jinx," though Dean convinces him to help kill Dick Roman. He also expresses some fondness for Meg despite the previous animosity that existed between them. However, after getting trapped in Purgatory, Castiel seemed to have regained his sanity, though he admitted there is no way to know for sure. However, his experiences have changed his personality somewhat and he is no longer as aloof as he usually is and has displayed a fondness for human things he took for granted such as watching television, which he never understood before.
4.01 Lazarus Rising.