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Speaking topics: advertising

General vocab and grammar Countable or uncountable? ‘Advertising’ (uncountable) = the business of trying to persuade people to buy products or services. e.g. Many doctors want to see a law banning all tobacco advertising. As marketing manager, my job is to...

Pronunciation: how to pronounce /eə/ (air)

Before you watch How do you pronounce these? a. there b. their c. they’re Answer In the UK, these are pronounced the same. ‘Where’ ‘Wear’ and ‘We’re’ are also pronounced the same. They all contain the /eə/ sound (like...

Speaking topics: sport(s) and competition(s)

General vocab and grammar Countable or uncountable? Like many other nouns, ‘sport’ and ‘competition’ can be both uncountable (general) and countable (specific). The use of ‘sport’ is also different in the UK and the US. – Do...

Pronunciation: words ending in ‘age’

Before you watch How do you pronounce ‘garage’? a. It rhymes with ‘age’ /eɪdʒ/ b. It rhymes with ‘fridge’ /ɪdʒ/ c. It rhymes with ‘massage’ /ɑːʒ/ Watch the video for some important rules about words ending in...

Speaking topics: clothes

Clothes Pronunciation cloth /klɒθ/ – uncountable (material) or a cloth (countable, for cleaning). Rhymes with ‘moth’ clothe /kləʊð/ – verb (= to put clothes on).  clothes /kləʊðz/ – plural noun, ONE syllable – tricky to pronounce, a...