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Aimed at beginners and advanced beginners, this ongoing series of video lessons covers a range of topics that includes numbers, cooking, holidays, and just enjoying life.

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Sigrid explains - The Future

Difficulty: difficulty - Newbie Newbie

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Sigrid explains three ways to talk about the future and tells us about some of her new year's resolutions.

Sigrid explains - The Limerick

Difficulty: difficulty - Beginner Beginner

USA

Sigrid explains what a limerick is, and how to write one. If you are so inclined, you can submit your limericks in the "comments" section of the video tab.

Sigrid explains - N and G together

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The letter "G" often combines with "N" to make a special sound. Sigrid explains how this works.

Sigrid explains - Numbers - Part 1

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Sigrid explains what cardinal numbers are and gives us some writing and pronunciation tips.

Sigrid explains - Numbers - Part 2

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Ordinal numbers help us put things in order or in a sequence. Sigrid teaches us the suffixes we use to turn cardinal numbers into ordinal ones.

Sigrid explains - Numbers - Part 3

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Dates are usually expressed with ordinal numbers. Sometimes, though, what we write is different from what we say.

Sigrid explains - Humpty Dumpty

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Nursery rhymes are for children. The rhyme about Humpty Dumpty, however, is so famous that it's been used in literary and cinematic contexts as well.

Sigrid explains - Looking at Verbs in the Ugly Duckling - Part 1

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USA New York

We have a look inside the story of the Ugly Duckling to see how the verbs work. First on the list is the past continuous tense.

Sigrid explains - Looking at Verbs in the Ugly Duckling - Part 2

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Sigrid looks at the regular and irregular verbs in part one of her rendition of The Ugly Duckling. As you listen, you can pause whenever necessary in order to practice the pronunciation of the conjugated verbs.

Sigrid explains - Looking at Verbs in the Ugly Duckling - Part 3

Difficulty: difficulty - Beginner Beginner

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In English, we use a lot of phrasal verbs. Let's see how they work using some examples from the story of the Ugly Duckling.

Sigrid explains - Looking at Verbs in the Ugly Duckling - Part 4

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USA

Sometimes it's hard to know how to pronounce the "-ed" ending of a regular verb in the past tense. Here are plenty of examples, taken from the story of the Ugly Duckling.

Sigrid explains - Traffic - Part 1

Difficulty: difficulty - Newbie Newbie

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Many of us have to deal with traffic on a daily basis. Here's how to talk about it in English, include expressions such as "traffic jam," "bumper-to-bumper," and "bottleneck."

Sigrid explains - Traffic - Part 2

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When we talk about traffic, it's not only about cars and trucks. We can talk about people on bicycles or on foot, too. They have some special rules to follow, especially in the city.

Sigrid explains - The Weather - Part 1

Difficulty: difficulty - Newbie Newbie

USA

There's more than one way to talk about the weather. In part 1 of this lesson, we talk about it in the present. We use nouns, verbs, and adjectives to describe the weather.

Sigrid explains - The Weather - Part 2

Difficulty: difficulty - Newbie Newbie

USA

This time, let's talk about the weather in the past using nouns, verbs, and adjectives. If we use the past tense, we can talk about yesterday, last week, last month, or even last year.

Sigrid explains - The Weather - Part 3

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USA

In this lesson, we'll talk about the weather in the future. One way to express the future is with "going to": "It's going to rain." The second way is with "will": "It will rain." You will hear both in this video, so keep your eyes and ears open!

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