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English with Annette O'Neil
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Annette shows us how Americans use their language in formal and informal situations, from saying hello to making requests, asking for help, and even reciting poetry.

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English with Annette O'Neil - Colloquial Contractions - Part 1

Difficulty: difficulty - Newbie Newbie

USA

Annette explains what colloquial contractions are, and shows us three popular ones: "kinda," "wanna," and "gonna." She tells us where these words come from and how they're used in context.

English with Annette O'Neil - Colloquial Contractions - Part 2

Difficulty: difficulty - Beginner Beginner

USA

Annette explains three more colloquial contractions people use in everyday conversation: gotta [got to], gotcha [got you], and dunno [don't know]. She also gives us examples in context.

English with Annette O'Neil - Ways To Say Hello

Difficulty: difficulty - Beginner Beginner

USA

Annette offers an array of ways to greet people, from sunup to bedtime. Ways of greeting people vary from place to place, but Annette provides one general rule — greetings must be cheerful and friendly.

English with Annette O'Neil - Words

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

USA

Annette recites a poem to help students with English pronunciation and its maddening inconsistencies.

English with Annette O'Neil - The caged bird

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

USA

Annette provides some biographical notes on Maya Angelou and then recites her poem “Caged Bird." The poem followed Angelou's memoir volume, I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings.

English with Annette O'Neil - Shel Silverstein - Sick

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

USA

Hasn't everyone tried to miss a day of school by pretending to be sick? Annette reads us a humorous poem by American poet Shel Silverstein about the very subject.

English with Annette O'Neil - Formally and informally asking for help - Part 1

Difficulty: difficulty - Beginner Beginner

USA

Annette explains how to ask for help, or for someone to lend a hand, in different contexts. She teaches us the best phrases for everyday situations, and how to soften our language to keep requests polite and casual.

English with Annette O'Neil - Formally and informally asking for help - Part 2

Difficulty: difficulty - Beginner Beginner

USA

Annette discusses how we might ask for help in various formal situations, in which we may be talking to someone we don’t know very well, an authority figure, or a total stranger.

English with Annette O'Neil - Formally and informally asking for help - Part 3

Difficulty: difficulty - Beginner Beginner

USA

Annette teaches us how to respond when someone asks for our assistance. We learn the best ways to say “yes” when agreeing to help out, and how to refuse politely when we need to “let someone down easy.”

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