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Reading academic articles
 
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10 Amazing Books You Must Read Before You Die
 
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Top 10 books you won't be able to put down. Bright Side has brought you a list of 10 of the most extraordinary must-read books that will definitely change your life! Ready, set, read! #bestbooks #mustread #greatbooks Would you consider yourself a bookworm? If so, great! If not, you probably just haven’t found the right book yet, one that pulls you into its pages, doesn’t let go, and simply gets you hooked on reading. In any case, you’ll definitely want to check out these 10 enthralling page-turners! It’s time to get your hands on one of these books and delve into the unbelievable world of reading. As Stephen King said, “Books are a uniquely portable magic.” TIMESTAMPS Stefan Zweig — Twenty-Four Hours in the Life of a Woman 0:44 Joanne Harris — Five Quarters of the Orange 1:21 Winston Groom — Forrest Gump 2:29 Arthur Hailey — Airport 3:25 Boris and Arkady Strugatsky — Monday Begins on Saturday 4:23 Sébastien Japrisot — The Lady in the Car with Glasses and a Gun 5:04 Guy de Maupassant — Bel Ami 5:35 Janusz Wiśniewski (I practiced that) — Loneliness on the Net 6:34 Gabriel García Márquez — Love in the Time of Cholera 7:18 David Mitchell — Cloud Atlas 8:01 Subscribe to Bright Side : https://goo.gl/rQTJZz ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Our Social Media: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/brightside/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/brightgram/ SMART Youtube: https://goo.gl/JTfP6L 5-Minute Crafts Youtube: https://www.goo.gl/8JVmuC Have you ever seen a talking slime? Here he is – Slick Slime Sam: https://goo.gl/zarVZo ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- For more videos and articles visit: http://www.brightside.me/
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Articles (a, an, the) | Learn English | Canguro English
 
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Join Sandra and I as we study articles. Don't forget to read the notes below. See you in class! ***** In English there are two types of articles; definite and indefinite. Articles precede and describe nouns. THE INDEFINITE ARTICLE First, let's look at the indefinite article. There are two; a and an. Indefinite articles are used when when the subject of the noun is not specific, or to introduce something that is not known to the listener. We do not put a/an in front of plural nouns, they can only be used in front of singular nouns. For example; He always goes to a small place. (We don't know the place) We know an old woman. (We don't know the woman) I love red shoes! (Plural noun) A or an? A is used in front of consonant sounds, and an is used in front of vowel sounds. Usually, this is easy; if the word starts with a consonant, use a, if it starts with a vowel, use an, but remember that we are talking about pronunciation, and not spelling. This is important because sometimes we pronounce consonants as vowels and vice versa. For example; A dog An ambulance A UN decision (UN is pronounced "you-en", which starts with a consonant) An SOS message (SOS is pronounced "es-oh-es" which starts with a vowel) FIXED EXPRESSIONS WITH A/AN We also use a/an in expressions such as: Half an hour Twice a year a few €2 a litre A or one? You can use a/an or one in front of singular countable nouns to mean the same thing, for example: We are going to Canada for a year We are going to Canado for one year But it's important to remember that one is a number, and that a/an are articles. So we only use one when we want to emphasise the quantity, for example; I want one orange juice (not two!!) Are you staying only one night? (not more than one!!) THE DEFINITE ARTICLE Definite articles are used when the subject of the noun has been mentioned before. For example; The woman takes a small child. I sometimes see the child. I know a place. It is the big place. Definite articles are also used when the subject of the noun is already known to the listener. For example; I never see the small part. (We already know the part) The right eyes are always different. (We already know the eyes) As you can see, definite articles can be used in front of singular and plural nouns, and before consonants and vowels. THE ZERO ARTICLE In certain specific situations in English we don't use any article (called the zero article). Usually this is when we talk about concepts, rather than specific things, for example; I love to play sport (not the sport) They are afraid of heights (not the heights) Climate can affect your mood (not the climate) There are lots of other rules about the zero article, but they will be covered in other classes.
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10 Stories That Prove Life Is a Funny Thing
 
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How to believe in love again? People with a good sense of humor live happier lives. These short stories will charge your day with positive energy! They'll about usual people in usual everyday situations showing an unusual approach to them. Tell us in the comments which story made you laugh. TIMESTAMPS Story 1 0:40 Story 2 1:20 Story 3 1:56 Story 4 2:44 Story 5 3:23 Story 6 4:01 Story 7 4:36 Story 8 5:30 Story 9 6:00 Story 10 6:26 #truestories #lovestories #cuteness SUMMARY -My besties got married thanks to her sense of humor. -A story of how edible paper can serve as an excellent prank material. -I applied a hair mask, and when I washed it off I noticed that my hair was bright blue. -The story of a dramatic pregnancy that will make you life. -One day I came home and saw a total mess: flour was everywhere, and my husband was cooking something. -We all need a break from work sometimes. -A story of helpful Tim that only helps certain people though. -Sometimes you thank people for the compliment they weren't planning on making. -If there's a sleeping beauty, there should be a sleeping policeman, too. -A corporate ladder is sometimes too hard to climb. Subscribe to Bright Side : https://goo.gl/rQTJZz ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Our Social Media: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/brightside/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/brightgram/ 5-Minute Crafts Youtube: https://www.goo.gl/8JVmuC  ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- For more videos and articles visit: http://www.brightside.me/
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Learn Grade 2  - English Grammer - Articles
 
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In this video you get to Learn Grade 2 - English Grammer - Articles
English Articles  -  3 Simple Rules To Fix Common Grammar Mistakes & Errors
 
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Grab the short course for $1! 👇👇👇 Stop making the 10 most common Mistakes English Learners Make! https://www.mmmenglish.com/grammar-challenge/ In this course you’ll practise what you learned in this lesson about English articles with quizzes and worksheets. PLUS, there are 9 more grammar lessons and quizzes to help you practise! This lesson will teach you three simple rules to help you to use English articles better. I KNOW this is a lesson that you need to watch because articles are one of the most complicated parts of English grammar! There are lots of rules and lots of exceptions for using English articles, so in this lesson, I've tried to explain it more clearly for you. There are three English articles - a, an and the. It is also possible to have no article. Using each of these articles changes the meaning of your sentence. Even though articles are a challenging part of speaking English, they are a really important part of English! They give information about the noun they come before. Using articles incorrectly can make your sentences confusing or sound strange! To improve your English fluency and sound more natural you need to use English articles well. To get better exam results, you need to improve the way you use articles - especially in your writing tests! I hope these three simple rules will help you to do that! Read the full transcript to this video on my blog: https://www.mmmenglish.com/2017/07/19/using-english-articles-3-simple-rules-fix-common-grammar-mistakes-errors/ mmmEnglish RECOMMENDS: Grammarly Grammar Checker can help you to use articles better - Get the Grammarly Grammar Checker FREE when you use this link: https://grammarly.go2cloud.org/SHp9 Rype - Where Busy People Practice English with real English teachers: https://www.rypeapp.com/ref/mmmEnglish/ English Listening Practice - Try Audible for FREE! http://www.audibletrial.com/mmmEnglish Improve your English pronunciation and speaking skills by practicing with the mmmEnglish Imitation Technique! (SERIES 1) Storytelling: https://www.mmmenglish.com/imitation/ (SERIES 2) Describing people's personality and behaviour: https://www.mmmenglish.com/imitation-2 CONTACT mmmEnglish: mmmEnglish Website: http://bit.ly/mmmEnglish Find me on Facebook: http://bit.ly/mmmEnglishFB Find me on Instagram: http://bit.ly/mmmEnglishInsta Ladies Facebook Group http://bit.ly/LadiesLoveEnglish TweetMe on Twitter: http://bit.ly/TweetMmmEnglish Music Credit: Crimson Fly - Huma-Huma: https://youtu.be/qpxhgby-ONI
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How to Read a Research Paper
 
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Ever wondered how I consume research so fast? I'm going to describe the process i use to read lots of machine learning research papers fast and efficiently. It's basically a 3-pass approach, i'll go over the details and show you the extra resources I use to learn these advanced topics. You don't have to be a PhD, anyone can read research papers. It just takes practice and patience. Please Subscribe! And like. And comment. That's what keeps me going. Want more education? Connect with me here: Twitter: https://twitter.com/sirajraval Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/sirajology instagram: https://www.instagram.com/sirajraval More learning resources: http://www.arxiv-sanity.com/ https://www.reddit.com/r/MachineLearning/ https://www.elsevier.com/connect/infographic-how-to-read-a-scientific-paper https://www.quora.com/How-do-I-start-reading-research-papers-on-Machine-Learning https://www.reddit.com/r/MachineLearning/comments/6rj9r4/d_how_do_you_read_mathheavy_machine_learning/ https://machinelearningmastery.com/how-to-research-a-machine-learning-algorithm/ http://www.sciencemag.org/careers/2016/03/how-seriously-read-scientific-paper Join us in the Wizards Slack channel: http://wizards.herokuapp.com/ And please support me on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/user?u=3191693 Signup for my newsletter for exciting updates in the field of AI: https://goo.gl/FZzJ5w
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A, AN, THE - Articles in English
 
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http://www.engvid.com/ 'I saw A movie last night' or 'I saw THE movie last night'? A, AN, and THE are called articles and they can be very confusing. Learn exactly when and how to use articles in English in this important grammar lesson! http://www.engvid.com/a-an-the-articles-in-english/
How to Read, Take Notes On and Understand Journal Articles | Essay Tips
 
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The first pilot to my Essay Tips series! I share my method for reading and understanding a journal article or paper quickly and efficiently including how to take good, concise notes and remember useful citations. If your method differs from mine or you think you can give me some pointers then let me know in the comments! This is the first in a series of videos I'm hoping to produce while undertaking my PhD at the University of Exeter on tips for students at university or college whether undergraduate, postgraduate or otherwise. Note: The programme to the left (which I highlight in) is Mendeley. Apologies for forgetting to state this in the video!! If you've enjoyed this video then please do check out the rest of my channel. I generally put out new videos every Tuesday and Friday discussing theatre and playwriting from the perspective of an aspirant and (some might say) emerging playwright, theatre maker and academic. My tagging system was borrowed from this article on The Thesis Whisperer: https://thesiswhisperer.com/2015/10/28/how-evernote-can-help-you-with-your-literature-review/ Useful Links [Amazon Affiliate] My Favourite Intro to Theory Book Series US: https://amzn.to/2SpdLsz UK: https://amzn.to/2OThW1N My Camera US: https://amzn.to/2Q5nJhj UK: https://amzn.to/2OTyneu My Favourite Camera Lens US: https://amzn.to/2Q1s3xZ UK: https://amzn.to/2D8Rk6l
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Read, Understand, and Remember! Improve your reading skills with the KWL Method
 
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Is it difficult for you to understand or remember what you read? In this video, I will teach you an easy method that will help you become better at reading difficult material such as textbooks and journal articles. It is known as the "KWL" reading method. You will also remember more of what you read by using this method. If you plan to study at an English school, college, or university, this method will really help you. You can also use this method to help you in the IELTS and TOEFL exams. Try the KWL method yourself and tell me how it works for you in the comments! Take the quiz! https://www.engvid.com/kwl-reading-method/ TRANSCRIPT Hello. My name is Emma, and in today's video I am going to teach you how to be a better reader. So I want you to think about your life. Are there any things that are very difficult for you to read? Maybe you have to read something in English and you really don't understand what's happening in the story. Or maybe you're in university and you're taking a very hard course and you can't read the textbook because it's really difficult and you don't know what's happening. Well, if you're having difficulty reading or even if you just want to remember what you read more and be a better studier, this video is for you. So first let's look at some things students might be reading that might be causing difficulty. Some students in their universities they have to read textbooks. If you go to university or college, or also high school, you have to do a lot of reading and you have to do a lot of complicated reading, especially for sciences, maths, history. So, this is a very good method. I'm going to teach you how to read these books better. Newspapers. Sometimes you'll be reading the newspaper and it's difficult, especially in another language. So if you're reading a newspaper and, you know, you want to be better at reading it, this video is for you. Internet sources. There's a lot of great things on the internet to read, and so this will also help you if you look reading things from the internet. Magazines. Journals, for anyone who's a professional, whether you're a doctor, a nurse, a historian, or if you're in university or college, a lot of the times you have to read something called a journal, which is something for professionals to read about their field. So it's usually modern research. These things can be very difficult to read, so if you're reading these, this is a great technique for you. If you're doing the TOEFL or IELTS. Although I wouldn't recommend using this technique on the actual exam, I think it's great for your practice tests and I'll tell you why a bit later. So you can use this when you're practicing for the TOEFL and IELTS. And finally, if you're reading Shakespeare. When I read Shakespeare I had no idea what was going on. It was very confusing, all of the old English. I found it very difficult to read. There are also a lot of books that can be very, very hard to read. So these techniques will really work for you for any of these situations and many more. So before I teach you about the KWL technique, I just want you to think about reading for a second. Okay? A lot of people when they pick up a book, that's all they do. They open it up and they start reading right away, and then they close the book and then a lot of the times they don't really remember anything they read or they don't understand what they read. So it's a lot of wasted time. I like to think of reading how I think of jogging or running. So if we look here, I have the word "running" or "jogging". If you like exercise, any type of exercise kind of follows this format. So, reading is a lot like running. What a good reader does is they have a warm up period. So if you think about running, before you go running you usually stretch. Maybe you'll do a little bit of movement to get your heart pumped. So you don't just start running. You do a warm up. The same is true with reading. The best reading... The best readers usually do a warm up. For exercise, people then usually run or jog for a certain amount of time, and then afterwards they have what we call a cooldown period. So, "cooldown" is usually when somebody wants to slow their heartrate, so maybe they walk instead of run, maybe they do more stretches, but they don't just stop what they're doing. They slowly, you know, do slower activities before they stop jogging or running. So if you think about reading like exercise, you should also have a warm up, and then you read, and then the cooldown. This is the meat. This is the main idea of the KWL method, and I'm going to teach you exactly how we can do all of this when we read.
😵 ASMR INTERESTING ARTICLES & RANDOM FACTS! 😵
 
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Reading Interesting Articles & Random Facts ASMR video for ASMR sleep, listen to me talk strange facts "random facts" about outer space, planets, earth, tide pod challenge, where you are NOT supposed to eat "tide pods". Global warming, and more. Articles in english "news articles" with interesting facts and random facts and cool facts and fun facts and amazing facts and random fun facts and crazy facts lol. This is perfect reading for kids as you can read online! Follow My Life: https://youtube.com/tonybomboni Twitter: https://twitter.com/asmrer Facebook: https://facebook.com/officialtonybomboni Instagram: https://instagram.com/asmrer Support: https://goo.gl/RVD6s5 Extra Support: https://goo.gl/XK2y8e
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How to Read Scientific Articles
 
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How to read scientific articles
Speed Reading Tips: How to Read News Articles Faster
 
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FREE SPEED READING COURSE ► http://irisreading.com/fundamentals This video discusses a speed reading technique that can be used to speed-reading through newspaper and magazine articles. Speed reading takes practice and this speed reading exercise can be practiced to help you read faster with better comprehension.
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Informal English: Dropping articles | Advanced English Lesson
 
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Get my FREE ebook guide to learning Australian English: https://aussieenglish.lpages.co/ae-guide1/ My name's Pete and I'm the host of the Aussie English Podcast, a podcast dedicated to teaching people Australian English as well as general advanced English. Many of my students, listeners, and viewers, arrive in Australia, Down Under, with a solid level in English, but they don't speak as naturally and effortlessly as they would like to, just like native English speakers do. They often ask about the following topics: - How can I speak better informal English? - When do English speakers drop articles? - Is dropping articles common in informal English? - What tips do you have for advanced English learners? In this video, I talk about how native English speakers like to drop articles when writing informal English to close friends, colleagues, and family in emails, messages, and on social media. The trick here for dropping articles is to do it when the person you're writing a message or email to undoubtedly knows what you're referring too, and thus, doesn't need the article there. By doing this, you can write short, concise, messages and emails and sound a lot more like a native English speaker when you write in informal English. Watch this Advanced English Lesson video several times. Once to get a feel for the language used, and two or three more times to learn and then practice the English vocabulary that you hear and read on screen. ✔ Support Aussie English: http://bit.ly/2uhkFrh ✔ AE Classroom: http://bit.ly/2nddc9O ✔ Podcast/Website: http://bit.ly/2jSZ5zG ✔ Private lessons - http://bit.ly/2CZkhhM How can you help Aussie English? ▶️ 1. Donate: https://bit.ly/2q7XavQ ▶️ 2. Newsletter Sign-Up/Get FREE Downloads: https://bit.ly/2IL1FFf ▶️ 3. On YouTube: Subscribe, Click Notification Bell ▶️ 4. Subscribe to The Aussie English Podcast: https://www.theaussieenglishpodcast.com/ ▶️ 5. Follow Aussie English on Alternative Platforms Want to get even more out of Aussie English? ✔ Aussie English TV: http://bit.ly/2G2kw02 ✔ AE Classroom: http://bit.ly/2wutcrE ✔ Effortless Phrasal Verbs Course: http://bit.ly/2xhyZln Thanks to these amazing people for supporting AE! Aurelien Takua Shamoto Julia Kalinkina Takuya Shamot Dong Choi Lada Durchanek Juliana Montoya Aaron Aye Chan Kevin Saffarian Isabel Haro Rocio Pena Kebria Sabouri Veronica Pineal Kaden Ko Luciano Pinto Галина Гостева Eric Regalario Paloma Marin Arraiza Daniel On Marcos Saul Ramy Elsayed Sadek Lima Yarey Maksim Iaremchenko Shin Naung Naung Htwe Homer Chen Guisela Matheson Shinichi Masaki Daren Lee Peng Qin Davood Pour Tatyana
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How to use articles 'a', 'an', and 'the' in English?  - Basic English Grammar lesson
 
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How to use articles 'a', 'an', and 'the' in English? - Basic English Grammar lesson English articles ("a", "an", and "the") come before nouns. They help to communicate which thing you're talking about, similar to words like "this", "my", and "all". And they're confusing to a lot of English learners. Articles are really, really hard! If your native language doesn't use articles, they can be really confusing. The truth is, you might never completely master articles. Most non-native English speakers don't, even know if they're quite fluent and have spoken English for a very long time. That's mostly OK. Mistakes with articles don't usually get in the way of communication. Your listeners or readers will usually be able to figure out what you mean by guessing whether you meant "a thing" or "the thing". So while you should try to improve your skill with articles, you shouldn't worry much about them. This video lesson by Niharika will clear your basic doubts for using articles correctly.
English With Ray - Tips on Learning English - Expressions from News Articles
 
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One secret to learning the English language? READ THE NEWS OUT LOUD. Watch this video. Common expressions in today's article: "hail a taxi" - call a taxi "feeling saucy"- feeling sexy "first foray" - first attack "pulled back the curtain " to show "a handful" - between a little and a lot "pigeonholed" - to be thought of as only one thing READ THIS ARTICLE https://bit.ly/2RCoOkB Any questions? Send a message!
13 Uses of 'THE' - Articles (a, an, the) - Lesson 2 - English Grammar
 
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In this lesson, you will learn the 13 USES of THE. Also see - MOST COMMON MISTAKES IN ENGLISH & HOW TO AVOID THEM: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1Dax90QyXgI&list=PLmwr9polMHwsR35rD9spEhjFUFa7QblF9 For more FREE English lessons, SUBSCRIBE to this channel. Transcript: Welcome back. This is lesson two of my series on articles. If you haven’t seen the first lesson, you will find the link to the full playlist below. Alright, in this lesson, I will show you 13 uses of the definite article – ‘the’. As always, there’s a quiz at the end to test your understanding. Use number one is something we discussed in the previous lesson. This is also the most important use. Use 'the' to talk about a person or thing known to your listener. For example, "Julie has a nine-year-old son. The boy wants to be an astronaut." Here, I first say 'a nine-year old son' because you don't know him yet. But once I have introduced him in the sentence, I then say 'The boy' because he is now known to you. Here's another example: "Can you answer the phone?" If I say this to you, then there's probably a phone ringing somewhere. So the phone is already known to you, and I say 'the phone'. And finally, "This is the watch that my sister gave me for my birthday." This example is a little different because if I stop with "This is the watch" - you will be confused because you don't know the watch. But then if I give you more information about the watch - it's the watch that my sister gave me for my birthday - so that way it becomes known to you. Let's now move on to use number two: use 'the' with unique things – that is, where there is only one of something. For example, we say ‘the sun’ (because there’s only one sun). Similarly, ‘the moon’, ‘the sky’, ‘the world’, ‘the universe’ and so on. Here are a couple of sentences: "Everyone knows that the sun rises in the east." and "Rahul has traveled all over the world." Some other things we consider unique are ‘the government’, 'the police', 'the Internet' and so on. As in these sentences: “The police are investigating a murder in our neighborhood.” and “Almost everybody uses the Internet today.” OK the next use is with some words referring to nature or the environment in a general way. These are words such as the countryside (which means rural or village areas), the town, the mountains, the weather etc. For example, "My son enjoys spending time in the countryside." It means my son likes to spend time relaxing in rural areas. Here are a couple more sentences: "We're going to take a trip to the mountains." and "I love the weather in Los Angeles." Use number four is talking about objects of common experience like in the expressions that you see on the screen. We say that these are objects of common experience because we all experience these in our lives. Have a look at this example: "I met an interesting man at the park yesterday." You may not know which park but it doesn't matter - the park is common experience. In the same way "Did you read the newspaper this morning?" I don't care which newspaper you read, I just want to know if read one today. Here's another example: "Darren likes to sing in the shower." We also use 'the ' with some types of media (including the word 'media' itself) and also forms of entertainment. For example, "I don't listen to the radio a lot these days." or “Pooja is at the movies with her friends." Note that 'at the movies' means at a movie theatre. But it's important to note that TV doesn't work this way. You can use 'the' with TV if you mean a television set. Like "Will you help me move the TV?" But if you mean television as a medium, then you say 'on TV' - as in "I saw a documentary on TV today." Not 'on the TV'. It's just a crazy rule in English. Let's move on to use number five now. Use 'the' with some time expressions. You see these on the screen - we always use 'the' in these expressions. For example, "Kids hate getting up early in the morning.", "A friend of mine got married the day before yesterday." and "We love to go swimming in the summer." We also say ‘the past’, ‘the present’ and ‘the future’ probably because there's only one past, present and future. Like in this sentence: "We must learn our lessons from the past and work towards the future." 'The' is also found in time expressions like ‘the eighteenth century’, 'the 1960s' (or simply 'the 60s') and so on. For example, "This house was built by my grandfather in the sixties." Now you have to be a little careful with time expressions because there are many that should be used without articles. You see some of these on the screen. We will discuss these more in the next lesson when we talk about where to use no article. The next use is superlative forms. These are expressions like ‘the best’, ‘the worst’, ‘the biggest’, ‘the smallest’ and so on.
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Articles (a, an, the) - Lesson 1 - 7 Rules For Using Articles Correctly - English Grammar
 
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In this lesson, learn the 7 rules for using articles in English correctly. Also see - MOST COMMON MISTAKES IN ENGLISH & HOW TO AVOID THEM: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1Dax90QyXgI&list=PLmwr9polMHwsR35rD9spEhjFUFa7QblF9 For more FREE English lessons, SUBSCRIBE to this channel. Transcript: Hello and welcome. In this lesson, I will teach you the seven rules that you need to know for using articles in English correctly. Articles are the words ‘a’, ‘an’, and ‘the’. There is a final quiz at the end of the lesson for you to test your understanding. OK, the first rule is about where to use ‘a’ and where to use ‘an’. So rule number one is use ‘a’ before a consonant sound, and ‘an’ before a vowel sound. So in all of these words – you see that they start with a consonant sound. Cat starts with /k/, dog starts with /d/, boy with /b/, girl with /g/, house with /h/ and tree with /t/. So we say ‘a cat’, ‘a dog’, ‘a boy’, ‘a girl’, ‘a house’, ‘a tree’ etc. Notice that in natural speech, we don’t say ‘a’, we say ‘uh’ – like ‘a cat’. In this next set of words, you see that, they all start with a vowel sound – apple starts with /ae/, engineer starts with /e/, ice-cream with /ai/, old with /o/, umbrella with /uh/. So we say ‘an apple’, ‘an engineer’, ‘an ice-cream cone’, ‘an old womman’, ‘an umbrella’ and so on. In speech, we don’t say ‘an’, we say /ən/. Let’s do a small exercise. You see ten items on the screen. For each one, I want you to say if you would use ‘a’ or ‘an’ before it. Stop the video, think about it, then play the video again and check. OK here are the answers. Did you get them all right? I want to focus on items number seven to ten because these are a little tricky. Number seven is ‘a university’ because even though ‘university’ starts with the letter ‘u’ the first sound of the word is not a vowel sound. We don’t say /ooniversity/. We say /yoo-nə- vər-si-ty/ so that first sound is a /y/ sound, which a consonant sound, so we say ‘a university.’ Number eight is similar. The word ‘European’ starts with a /y/ sound, so ‘a European tour.’ In number nine, the spelling has an ‘h’ at the start but that ‘h’ is silent. We don’t say /hau-ər/, we say /au-ər/. The first sound is an /au/ sound which is a vowel sound, so this is ‘an hour’. In the same way, in number ten, we say MA. ‘M’ starts with an /e/ sound which is again a vowel sound, so ‘an MA in English’. OK let’s move on to rule number two: Use ‘a’ and ‘an’ ONLY with singular, countable nouns. We say that a noun is countable if we can count it – one, two, three, four etc. All of these words on the screen are countable. We can say one elephant, three cars, ten teachers, five hundred onions and so on. Now if you talk about one person or thing, like one elephant or one car, then that’s called a singular noun and if you say ten teachers or five hundred onions, those are called plural nouns. Uncountable nouns cannot be counted in this way. Nouns like water, sugar, milk, love, anger, knowledge are some examples. If you think about it, you cannot say “I drank four waters” or “I want eight milks”. To a person, you can say “I love you” but you can’t say “I have five loves for you” – that doesn’t make any sense. So these are all uncountable. Alright, so the rule is - you can only use ‘a’ and ‘an’ if you’re talking about one person or one thing. Let’s do another quick exercise. Here are ten items again. This time, you see ‘a’ or ‘an’ before the nouns, but some of these are wrong. They should NOT have ‘a’ or ‘an’ before them. Stop the video, identify the mistakes, then play the video again and check. OK, here are the answers. Number three is wrong because ‘shirts’ is a plural and you cannot use ‘a’ or ‘an’ before a plural noun. Number five is wrong because ‘happiness’ is uncountable, so again, ‘a’ or ‘an’ cannot be used there. The same goes for number six – water is uncountable. Number nine is wrong because ‘doctors’ is a plural – you can say ‘a doctor’ but not ‘a doctors’. And finally, in number ten, advice is an uncountable noun – so you cannot ask for ‘an advice’. Now a quick note here: the article ‘the’ can be used with all kinds of nouns – singular or plural countable nouns, and uncountable nouns. OK, so let’s now talk about how to choose between ‘a’ or ‘an’ and ‘the’. Here’s rule number three: Use ‘a’ or ‘an’ to talk about a person or thing unknown to your listener. And use ‘the’ to talk about a person or thing known to your listener. For example, “My sister has two computers: a PC and a laptop. The PC is quite old but the laptop is brand new.” I say ‘a PC’ and ‘a laptop’ because that’s the first time I’m mentioning the two computers. That is, until this point, they are unknown to you, the listener.
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English Grammar 1 - Articles 1 - Test your proficiency with articles
 
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Bringing to you free educational content useful for students aspiring to crack aptitude-based competitive exams such as CAT, XAT, Law, Bank PO, SSC and other govt-job exams. Helps you improve your writing and communication skills. Link for the interactive exercise mentioned in the video: http://meritshine.com/free-resources/apps/articles/
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Easy Reading English for Beginners and Kids super easy articles and sentences for beginners or elementary school student
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How to Use The - Articles in English Grammar
 
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Do you know how to use THE in English? It can be very confusing. If your language doesn’t have a word like the, learning how to use the correctly can be very difficult. Leave us a comment and practice what you learned in the lesson! In this class, we'll look at some simple advice and basic rules which will make it easier to remember how to use the correctly in English. See the full version of this lesson with a quiz on our website: https://www.oxfordonlineenglish.com/use-the. Contents: 1. What Does 'The' Mean? 1:47L 2. 'The' = WE Know Which One You Mean 2:48 3. How Do You Know If a Noun Needs 'The'? 6:45 4. When Not to Use 'The' 11:06 This lesson can help you: - Understand what exactly The means. - Learn how to use The to talk about specific things. - Recognize when a noun needs The. - See when not to use The See more free English lessons like this one on our website: https://www.oxfordonlineenglish.com/.
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Short Online Audio Articles in English - listen2articles.com
 
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Looking for short that can be read in just a few minutes? Looking for articles that are packed with great information?
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An instructional video on pre-reading academic texts. Get ready to read academic articles more effectively by understanding their context through pre-reading. Pre-reading includes understanding the text's audience, authors, topic, and organization.
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Learn how to use articles 'a, an , the' correctly in simple sentences , the fun way through this short animated video for kids. About us: We are a social enterprise working on a mission to make school learning interesting, relevant and affordable to every child on this planet. You can watch our FREE online videos at http://www.bodhaguru.com/watch and download our practice application/games - just visit http://www.bodhaguru.com/play If you like our videos, subscribe to our channel http://www.youtube.com/user/BodhaGuruLearning. Feel free to connect with us at http://www.facebook.com/BodhaGuru OR http://twitter.com/Bodhaguru Have fun, while you learn. Thanks for watching -- Team BodhaGuru
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Class-10 English Articles develop by DOIT teach by Gangadhar Hada
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This video simply features a soft spoken reading of newspaper articles chosen at random while looking through the paper.
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This tutorial will discuss how to read a scientific article, how to find the main points of the article, and how to take effective notes.
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Hey guys, thanks for watching. In my senior year of high school I was a staff writer and I wrote some interesting articles. I figured it would be cool to share them :)
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The Race: Aye aye Captain Phil! Learn to use articles - Episode 8
 
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Learn English and find out how to use articles like a, an and the zero article in our drama, The Race. To read a transcript and for extra study materials visit: http://www.bbc.co.uk/learningenglish/english/course/lower-intermediate/unit-8/session-5/activity-2 It's episode 8 - Phil and Passepartout are reunited with Sophia and the adventure continues towards Papua New Guinea. But there are further troubles ahead involving a credit card and a lobster! You can hear a summary of what happens here.
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Learn English Speaking Through Hindi.English Grammar Lesson: Articles - a,an,the Part1
 
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Reading Stupid News Articles
 
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So yeah... My Twitter: https://twitter.com/theskyhighguy14 If you want to see a second episode make sure you smash that like button. Enjoy :)
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How to Read a Paper Efficiently (By Prof. Pete Carr)
 
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In this video, Prof. Pete Carr (faculty member at the University of Minnesota, Department of Chemistry) shares an algorithm to read a scientific paper more efficiently. One might start reading the paper in the order in which it is written, for example, title, abstract, introduction, etc., however, there is a more efficient method to extract the most information from the article, in the least amount of time.
Live Newspaper Reading Session | How to read Newspaper| By Vinit Kapoor
 
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Support the stream: https://streamlabs.com/learnenglishwithzita Facebook- https://www.facebook.com/zitaeducation/ Instagram- https://www.instagram.com/vinitzita/ Telegram- https://t.me/learnenglishwithzita In this live session we teach you how to read newspaper. We are reading one of the articles published in one of the national newspapers. We have also provided vocabulary used in this article. Most people offer excuse that they don’t read newspaper because they don’t understand English of newspaper; while it is other way round- You don’t understand English of newspaper because you don’t read newspaper! In this video we show you how to make it useful for the learning of the English language and also to succeed in different competitive exams. The editorial pages of the prominent newspapers are rich in thought & vocabulary. They have a lot to offer in aspects of knowledge, vocabulary, current affairs and also grammar. Make it a point to read at least one editorial a day, they should indeed form the core of your refreshing process of reading & learning. A newspaper can be an excellent English teacher & not a very expensive one! The moment you find an interesting word, underline it & jot it down on a notebook after finishing the article. Now, look for its meaning in the dictionary and also search for its synonyms and antonyms. Most newspapers follow a set vocabulary pattern. Once you master certain words that a newspaper uses, your comprehension will go up & so will your confidence. If you come across different phrases and idioms, underline them too and learn their meanings & usage. Make a separate notebook for newspaper vocabulary & browse through these words every now & then. Don’t lose hope if you don’t understand words or articles in the beginning. Rome was not built in a day. It takes time to learn something worthwhile. The most important thing that you as a learner can develop is reading sense. You might not know the meaning of a particular word. So what? Try to guess it & when you crosscheck later on you will pleasantly surprise yourself. You may go awfully wrong at times but who said you will not fail. In your failures lie your most profound learning! Remember, how you learnt your native language. Once you are done with reading the editorial/article, now you need to go slow and look up for the different words and sentences which you have struggled to understand earlier. Don’t leave the comprehension to be understood later. Later could be never, so do it there and then. Investigate the entire subject of the article and makes notes of different words, phrases and idioms. Try to find out the general idea behind the editorial and this will also fortify your current affairs section. Hope you will develop a habit of reading newspaper on daily basis after watching this video. Article Credit- The Indian Express
Articles (Places and Geographical Names) - Lesson 24, Part 1 - English Grammar
 
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Topic: Using articles with places and geographical names. In Part 1, guidelines are presented to help learners understand the use of the definite article (THE) and the zero article (no article) when referring to places and specific geographical locations. Part 2 will summarize the guidelines and offer more practice. NOTE: I'm very sorry to announce as of January 2012 links to EnglishCafe will no longer be active due to the site closing. I was very lucky to be a part of that online community while it lasted. I'm also sorry for the loss of additional materials for learners. TEACHERS: Related ideas and activities are available on my WordPress blog. http://englishwithjennifer.wordpress.com/2010/05/21/debates-diagrams-maps-three-activities-to-practice-article-usage-with-places/ http://englishwithjennifer.wordpress.com/2010/05/14/english-articles-one-of-the-trickiest-grammar-topics-on-earth/ Music acknowledgments: "Ambiental" by DAFILEMAN retrieved from http://www.flashkit.com/loops/Easy_Listening/AMBIENTA-DAFILEMA-2384/ "Sax Solo" by 00MIT00 retrieved from http://www.flashkit.com/loops/Easy_Listening/Jazz/Sax_Solo-00MIT00-8796/
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Tricks to Remember Complete Articles of indian constitution
 
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Reading Articles 1
 
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Produced by Enphe, it is part of a series of research knowledge clips based in the 5 steps of the research cyclde. In this knowledge clip the focus will be on step 3 research (explaining how to read an article)
Grammar - Articles - When to use A, AN, or no article
 
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http://www.engvid.com/ In this grammar lesson, I teach about one of the most common problems that new English speakers have. There are a couple of very basic grammar rules you can follow to help you know when to use "a," "an," or no article. Don't forget to take the quiz at http://www.engVid.com/
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An introduction to reading academic articles that provides a set of tip[s for students.
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In this video, we'll read various articles from a vacation magazine/catalog, all done in a whisper. (No pointer - several people have asked me to do another whispered reading without the pointer.) I hope you enjoy it!
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Animated story -The Jar and the Lid  (Use of articles) - Grammar for kids - English
 
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What is more important - the Jar or the Lid - a funny story for kids with a moral value. Learn how to use articles 'a, an , the' correctly in simple sentences , the fun way through this short animated story for kids. About us: We are a social enterprise working on a mission to make school learning interesting, relevant and affordable to every child on this planet. You can watch our FREE online videos at http://www.bodhaguru.com/watch and download our practice application/games - just visit http://www.bodhaguru.com/play If you like our videos, subscribe to our channel http://www.youtube.com/user/BodhaGuruLearning. Feel free to connect with us at http://www.facebook.com/BodhaGuru OR http://twitter.com/Bodhaguru Have fun, while you learn. Thanks for watching -- Team BodhaGuru
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English grammar: Articles in English - definite, indefinite, no article, basic rules - part 2
 
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This is the second part of the lesson, devoted to the overview of articles. So here we will continue discussing the basic principles and rules of adding articles 'the', 'a' and 'an'. However in this video we will focus of the definite article 'the' and cases when no articles should be used. Study English and Russian weekly! My channel - https://www.youtube.com/user/AntoniaRomaker My group - http://vk.com/SeriesEnglish My facebook group - http://www.facebook.com/groups/SeriesEnglish Support my channel - http://antoniaromaker.com/channelsupport
Efficiently Read Foreign Language Articles/Books
 
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This video details how to use Adobe Acrobat Professional and Google Translate to read foreign language articles and books
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Exercises on Articles | Read & Learn the Usage
 
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This is the slide show on exercises of English Articles a, an and the. As there are frequent usage of articles in every sentence, there are the most important sentences in these slides for mastering Article system in the English Language. For answers, go to the following video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YG6U4lWUQsY&index=5&list=PLdmEO78NBHXFI4P4k07I4SAOLACNzao87
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