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  • Eat Sleep Dreamers welcome back to another lesson with me Tom. Today I'm going to be

  • answering language learners questions. I'm quite excited about that. I'd like to take

  • a minute to thank HiNative for sponsoring this video. HiNative is a global question

  • and answer platform where language learners ask questions and native speakers answer them.

  • They have over 110 languages and you can download the app on IOS or android. All you've got

  • to do is sign up with your email, with Twitter or Facebook and the core app is free. There

  • is also a premium paid version as well. I've added a link in the description below so that

  • you can check it out. So what I wanted to do today was to have with it. So I'm going

  • to go into the app as a native English speaker, that's me. And I'm going to go and answer

  • a bunch of questions that language learners have asked. I can't wait because there's stuff

  • about language, there's stuff about culture, there's pronunciation. Let's get into it guys.

  • Alright the first thing to do is to download the app. i have done that and so I'm going

  • to sign up with my Facebook account. Once you've signed up you can jump right into the

  • platform and start asking your questions. So obviously I've chosen English as my native

  • language so that I can help anyone trying to learn English. Alright let's jump into

  • the first question.

  • Oh already a good one. So the question is about whether a job fits this person or suits

  • this person. Now fit and suit, what are the different meanings? Well, suit is a verb and

  • the meaning is that it's correct for you or right for you. So if I might be living by

  • the sea and 'Living by the sea really suits me.' It's right for me, it's where I should

  • be. So I think for this example the job suits this person, it's the right job for them.

  • It's the kind of job that they feel comfortable in. I think that's probably the correct answer

  • here. Also with suit we talk about clothes a lot. So 'those jeans really suit you.' They

  • look good on you, they are right for you. Or 'That hat really suits you.' That hat looks

  • good, it works for you. So yeah that's the verb that I would use in this case. With fit

  • we are talking about the size, aren't we? So if the jeans don't fit you they are not

  • the right size. Or 'This t-shirt fits me perfectly' it's the correct size for me. So in this example

  • I think a job would suit you, this job suits me. Being an English teacher suits me, I love

  • it. It's correct for me. Alright question number one answered and hopefully a happy

  • language learner. Now what is super cool about HiNative is that you can also do audio recordings.

  • So here's one someone has made recording his sentence. So I'm going to have a listen to

  • it and then I'm going to give my feedback. 'Last week I've been to Edinburgh. It's not

  • the first time I've visited the UK because I've been to London quite a few times but

  • I really liked it.' Alright, his pronunciation is pretty good, I loved that that was great.

  • But there is a little correction I need to make with the grammar. So with 'last week'

  • it's a past time phrase, it's complete, it's finished so we can't use the present perfect.

  • The present perfect doesn't have time phrases that are complete. So we're going to need

  • to use the past simple. So i would say 'Last week I went to Edinburgh.' Last week completed,

  • finished, done so we need a past simple verb. 'Last week I went to Edinburgh.' Alright so

  • I'm going to reply and I'd like to say how good I thought his accent was and then I'm

  • going to give him the correction that I would make in terms of his grammar. I think we have

  • another happy language learner, yeah good stuff. Alright number three. Oh it's another

  • bit of pronunciation. Now this word has two different ways to be pronounced. One could

  • be schedule. I think that's the British pronunciation. In American English they would say schedule.

  • I say both, it depends on how I feel. I don't really know, one time I'll say schedule the

  • next time I'll say schedule. I don't think it matters that much, choose whichever one

  • you want. Schedule or schedule. Oh now this is a good one. And this is why having a native

  • speaker to help you understand not just the language but also the culture is really important.

  • Now this person has asked how do you say fat in a polite way. And frankly in British culture

  • saying that someone is fat is not polite, there is no real way to say it in a polite

  • way. However we do use phrases that are more careful, they are slightly softer, less direct

  • shall we say. Alright now there is someone who has already put in a really nice answer

  • with a couple of good suggestions. I'm going to suggest this phrase 'he or she is carrying

  • a few extra pounds.' But as I say this is why an app like this is great, is because

  • you are going to get what a native speaker would really say and frankly we don't really

  • call anyone fat. There's no polite way to do that. What's also cool about this app is

  • that you can upload photos so I found this one. I'm going to give them the pronunciation

  • as well because that's always really useful. Not just to write it but to explain, it's

  • a traffic light. Oh more pronunciation. This one is quite cool because it's the pronunciation

  • of football players' names. Now clearly I know that in their own countries and their

  • own languages they are said differently but I'm only going to give the way that we would

  • say it here in Britain. Alright here we go 'Eden Hazard, Mesut Ozil, Petr Cech, N'golo

  • Kante.' Yeah, so I hope that helps. At least if this person wants to talk about football

  • in English they'll be able to say the names correctly, so yeah I like that one that's

  • quite helpful. If you scroll along the top then you can go to the culture section. Now

  • I've gone to the United Kingdom culture section and I'm going to have a look at a few questions

  • there. Alright there's a great question there 'do people from Great Britain actually like

  • tea?' I mean yeah! Of course we do. It's out fuel, it's our petrol, it's what keeps us

  • going. It's what keeps us happy. If we are cold, have a cup of tea. If you are sad, have

  • a cup of tea. If you are happy, have a cup of tea. If it's half time in a football match,

  • have a cup of tea. All the time. Now again how cool is this, so Shun from Japan has asked

  • what are the most popular bands in Britain at the moment. And again you know, as a native

  • speaker and someone that lives in Britain I can give my perspective. So I recommend

  • Ed Sheeran obviously, Ed Sheeran massive. Harry Styles is really popular. Dua Lipa is

  • really popular at the moment and Stormzy. A guy called Stormzy, someone to check out

  • for sure. So yeah, I'm able to give someone in Japan a little insight into British culture

  • this way. I love that, that's really cool. I want to know what's big in Japan. If you

  • are watching in Japan and you love music, tell me who is super popular in Japan right

  • now. Now this app is really quite addictive I'm getting points for each question that

  • I answer. If I do it really quickly then I get extra points and if somebody likes my

  • answer then I get points as well and I'm starting to to go up the leader board and yeah this

  • is quite addictive. I might be here for some while answering questions. So guys if you

  • want to dig deeper into English language download this app, it's absolutely free and start asking

  • questions, ok? And then you can answer other people's question for your language. How cool

  • is that? So you are not only learning but you are also teaching as well. I've put the

  • link in the description below so hit that link, download it and play around and see

  • what you can learn. Thank you so much for hanging out with me guys i hope you enjoyed

  • that lesson. Remember I'm back every Tuesday and every Friday with fresh modern British

  • English. This is Tom, the Chief Dreamer, saying goodbye.

Eat Sleep Dreamers welcome back to another lesson with me Tom. Today I'm going to be

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