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Speak English With Confidence: English Speaking Course

Improve your English Speaking skills, learn new vocabulary and start speaking about common, conversational topics.
Instructor:
Charles Cornelius, MA, CertEd & CELTA
13,089 students enrolled
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Speak English confidently and naturally on a wide range of everyday topics
Build your English Speaking skills - speak English fluently, like a native
Grow your English Language knowledge with hundreds of new words and phrases
Improve your English Listening skills - listen to a native speaker
Develop your English Vocabulary using online activities and create your own vocabulary booklet

Speak English confidently in this unique English language course, which is ideal for students at a pre-intermediate to intermediate level of English (A2-B1). You will improve your English Speaking, English Listening, English Vocabulary, English Grammar and English Pronunciation skills.

Includes: Assignments and a Free Companion Website with Online Activities

This Course Also Includes:

✔ Step-by-step teaching method

✔ Online activities

✔ Downloadable PDF Worksheets

✔ Assignments

✔ Video lessons

✔ Subtitles

✔ AND a Course Facebook Group where you can upload videos of your talks

UNIQUE STEP-BY-STEP METHOD
Each topic is based around a short talk using real-life English – you will hear and see how a native speaker talks about this topic. Then I take you step-by-step through the language you need to create your own talk. At the end of each section, you can create and upload your own short talk.

  1. Watch the introduction to the topic
  2. Listen to my talk
  3. Do a listening activity
  4. Learn the language in my talk
  5. Learn more vocabulary
  6. Do a vocabulary activity
  7. Create a short talk about the topic
  8. Take an assignment (optional)

By working through the materials, you will master the English language needed to speak confidently about a variety of everyday topics. You will also learn English Grammar and English Vocabulary in a natural way.

ABOUT THE COURSE INSTRUCTOR, Charles Cornelius

  • native English speaker from England
  • experienced English language teacher with 20 years’ teaching experience, including at The British Council
  • Masters degree in Education
  • Udemy instructor since 2015: over 30,000 students in 160 countries

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Introduction

1
How to do the course

Start here. Learn about:

  • your course instructor
  • how the course is organised
  • how to get the most from this course

Introducing Yourself

1
Introduction

Start to think about the topic. What kinds of questions do people answer when they are introducing themselves?

2
Listening

Improve your listening skills. Listen to my talk and answer the question.

3
Listening Activity

Improve your listening skills. Download the gap fill worksheet, listen again to my talk again, and fill in the blanks on the worksheet.

4
Language

Learn some "filler language" that was used in the talk. Filler language gives you time to think about what to say, and it makes you sound like a native speaker.

5
Vocabulary: Questions

Learn some useful questions to ask other people, and practise saying them with a natural English accent.

6
Vocabulary Activity

Learn the questions from the previous lecture.

7
Create a mini script

Now it's your turn! Write a mini script.

Describing People: What are they like?

1
Introduction

Start to think about the topic of describing people. Try to answer some of my questions.

2
Listening

Listen to my short talk about someone I know and answer the questions. I will tell you the answers at the end.

3
Listening Activities

Listen to my talk again and do the activities. You can either do the activity online, or download the worksheets. Good luck!

4
Language Analysis

Learn the language from my talk.

5
Vocabulary

Learn more language for describing people.

6
Vocabulary Activity

Learn the vocabulary for this topic by doing these 2 activities.

7
Vocabular Booster: Idioms

Learn 24 idioms for describing people's personalities

8
Create a mini script

Now it is your turn! Create a mini script using the ideas in the worksheet.

9
What are they like?
10
Make A Video of Your Talk

Describe your last holiday: how was your holiday?

1
Introduction

Start to think about the topic of holidays. Try to answer some of my questions.

2
Listening

Listen to my short talk about holidays and answer the questions. I will tell you the answers at the end.

3
Listening Activities

Listen to my talk again and do the activities. You can either do the activity online, or download the worksheets. Good luck!

4
Language Analysis

Learn the language from my talk.

5
Vocabulary Activity

Do the activity - this will help you learn the vocabulary for describing holidays.

6
Vocabulary Activity Answers

Check your answers to the vocabulary activity. I will explain the answers.

7
Vocabulary Booster

Learn some advanced idioms and expressions for talking about your holiday

8
Create a Mini Script

Now it is your turn! Create a mini script using the ideas in the worksheet.

9
How was your last holiday?
10
Make a Video of Your Talk

Bonus Lecture: Conversational Responses

1
Conversational Responses

Learn how to respond appropriately to people's feelings, questions, successes and problems with natural English.

Talk about your job

1
Introduction

Start to think about the topic of jobs. Try to answer some of my questions.

2
Listening

Listen to my short talk about jobs and answer the questions. I will tell you the answers at the end.

3
Listening Activity

Listen to my talk again and do the activities. You can either do the activity online, or download the worksheets. Good luck!

4
Language Analysis

Learn the language from my talk.

5
Vocabulary Activity

Do the activity - this will help you learn the vocabulary for talking about jobs.

6
Create a Mini Script

Now it is your turn! Create a mini script using the ideas in the worksheet.

7
Talk about your job
8
Make a Video of Your Talk

Talk about Likes and Dislikes

1
Introduction

Start to think about the topic of likes and dislikes. Try to answer some of my questions.

2
Listening

Listen to my short talk about likes and dislikes and answer the questions. I will tell you the answers at the end.

3
Listening Activity

Listen to my talk again and do the activities. You can either do the activity online, or download the worksheets. Good luck!

4
Language Analysis

Learn the language from my talk.

5
Vocabulary Activity

Do the activity - this will help you learn the vocabulary for talking about likes and dislikes.

6
Vocabulary: Using Intensifiers

Learn some more vocabulary for describing likes and dislikes.

7
Grammar

Learn some some grammar for describing likes and dislikes.

8
Create a Mini Script

Now it is your turn! Create a mini script using the ideas in the worksheet.

9
Talk about Likes and Dislikes
10
Make a Video of Your Talk

Here's an extra task for you - make a video of your talk and upload it to our course Facebook group

Describe Your Neighbourhood

1
Introduction

Let's talk about your neighbourhood! Watch the introduction and think about the questions.

2
Listening

Listen to my short talk about my neighbourhood and think about the questions as you listen.

3
Listening Activity

Listen to my talk again and do the activities. Good luck!

4
Language Analysis

Learn the language from my talk.

5
Vocabulary Activity

Do the vocabulary activity - this will help you learn the vocabulary for describing your neighbourhood.

6
Create a Mini Script

Now it is your turn! Create a mini script using the ideas in the worksheet.

7
Describe Your Neighbourhood
8
Make a video of your talk

Here's an extra task for you - make a video of your talk and upload it to our course Facebook group

Talk About Your Hobbies and Interests

1
Introduction

Start to think about the topic of hobbies and interests. 

2
Listening

Listen to my short talk about my hobbies and interests and think about the questions as you listen.

3
Listening Activity

Listen to my talk again and do the activities. Good luck!

4
Language Analysis

Learn the language from my talk.

5
Vocabulary

Learn more language for talking about hobbies and interests

6
Vocabulary Activity

Do the vocabulary activity - this will help you learn the vocabulary for describing your hobbies and interests.

7
Vocabulary Activity Answers

Check your answers to the vocabulary activities. I will explain the answers.

8
Vocabulary: Asking Questions

Learn how to ask questions about someone's hobbies and interests

9
Create a Mini Script

Now it is your turn! Create a mini script using the ideas in the worksheet.

10
My Hobbies and Interests
11
Make a video of your talk

Here's an extra task for you - make a video of your talk and upload it to our course Facebook group

Talk about your Ambitions

1
Introduction

Start to think about the topic of ambitions. What are your ambitions?

2
Listening

Listen to my short talk about my ambitions. What ambitions do I have?

3
Listening Activity

Listen to my talk again and do the activities. Good luck!

4
Language Analysis

Look at and learn the language I used in my talk.

5
Vocabulary

Learn some more vocabulary for talking about your ambitions. You can also download the Vocabulary Record for this topic.

6
Vocabulary Activity

Do the vocabulary activity - this will help you learn the vocabulary for describing your ambitions.

7
Create a Mini Script

Now it is your turn! Create a mini script using the ideas in the worksheet.

8
My Ambitions
9
Make a video of your talk

Make a video of your talk and upload it to our course Facebook group

Talk about your life story

1
Introduction

Think about your life so far. 

2
Listening

Listen to my talk about my life story. What topics do I talk about?

3
Listening Activity

Practise your listening: listen to my talk again and do the activity. 

4
Language Analysis

Learn phrases for talking about time, and some past simple verbs for talking about your life.

5
Vocabulary Activity

Practise forming the past tense verbs, and use them in some sentences.

6
Create a Mini Script

Now it is your turn! Download the PDF, and create a mini script by filling in the blanks in the worksheet.

7
My Life Story
8
Make a video of your talk

Make a video of your talk and upload it to our course Facebook group

Talking about Clothes

1
Introduction

Let's talk about clothes! This lecture will get you to think about clothes.

2
Listening

Listen to 4 short talks about the clothes people wear? Can you guess who these people are?

3
Listening Activity

Practise your listening: listen to my talk again and do the activity. 

4
Language

Learn the language for clothing that I used in my talk.

5
More Vocabulary

Learn some more vocabulary for talking about shoes, coats, tops and underwear.

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