Lesson 1
Introduction into phrasal verbs and idioms

Hi! It's time to dive into (погрузиться) English and boost (увеличить) your vocabulary. ⠀

I'm ready to welcome you to the marathon with my first video where I talk about what phrasal verbs and idioms are. ⠀

The phrases I use in the video are: ⠀

☑️ figure out ⠀

☑️ find out ⠀

☑️ it has nothing to do with ⠀

☑️ to have your cake and eat it ⠀
Task
Watch the video and write down the meaning of the mentioned phrases in your own words. Which other cool phrases or words have you heard that are not listed above? Write them down as well!
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Pro tip: Вы наверняка уже поняли, что когда я говорю на английском, через предложения использую какое-то устойчивое выражение, идиому или просто классное слово. ⠀

Будет круто, если вы будете улавливать эти фразы и прикольные слова и выписывать их. Я так делаю постоянно, когда общаюсь со своими друзьями американцами или смотрю видео. Кстати, я записываю также слова, которые неправильно произношу. (Когда слышу их правильное произношение). ⠀

Так у вас будет список очень полезных фраз и слов, плюс вы их лучше запомните, потому что запишете. ⠀
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Lesson 2
Past Simple
In this lesson, Anna is diving into the Past Simple tense. You will learn when and how to use this tense and, more importantly, how not to use it.
Also, you will learn how to pronounce verbs in Past Simple and avoid common pronunciation mistakes with -ed ending.

First, watch the video. Then, do the practice tasks in the PDF attached below the video.

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Describe what you did yesterday/last week.
e.g.: Yesterday I had two meetings where we talked about our current project and its status. I finished two main features and I am ready to start working on a new task. Last week our QA engineers found many bugs in our code so I hope the same thing doesn't happen again.


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Lesson 3
Past Simple & Past Continuous
In this lesson, Anna is going to focus on the Past Simple and Past Continuous Tense. What is the difference between and how to use them correctly? Watch the video and check your knowledge.

After you watch the video, do the practice tasks in the PDF attached below the video.

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Describe your last vacation using Past Simple and Past Continuous.
e.g.: Four months ago I decided to take some time off work. I was planning on going to Paris because it's my favorite city so I booked airplane tickets and made all necessary arrangements as soon as I could. I had an amazing time in Paris. I visited a lot of places, ate the best food of my life and took a huge number of pictures. I also did a lot of shopping, I think I was getting pretty tired of all that walking I had to do during my last three days there.
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Lesson 4
Quantifiers
In this lesson, Anna is talking about quantifying words? What are they? Quantifiers are words that help you descibe the quantity of something (such as much, manu etc.) without using numbers (which is helpful if you don't know the exact number).

First, watch the video, then do the practice tasks in the PDF attached below the video.

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Correct the mistakes.
  1. I don't have that many money.
  2. There are a little people at the conference.
  3. There is few snow outside.
  4. I have a little minor comments.
  5. There is too many empty space here, you should use it.
  6. I don't know some other way to do it.
  7. Rita hasn't had many sleep in the last couple of days.
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Lesson 5
Comparative & Superlative
In this lesson, Anna is taking a detailed look at the grammar you'll need to know in order to compare different things and talk about their advantages and disadvantages

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Use the pairs to make 5 comparative sentences.
Apple vs. Android

Analog clock vs. Digital clock

Coca Cola vs. Pepsi

Manual car vs. Automatic

Tea vs. Coffee

Adidas vs. Nike

MacOS vs. Windows

DC vs. Marvel

Glasses vs. Contact lenses

Football vs. Hockey
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Lesson 6
Future: Will & Going to
In this lesson, Anna is going to talk about different ways to express future actions, namely plans and intentions.

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Describe your plans for the next weekend. What are you going to do? What you think you will probably do? Is there anything you definitely won't do?

Write at least 5 sentences.
e.g.: This weekend I'm going to take it easy and play some video games on my brand-new Playstation. I am currently playing a fascinating indie puzzle game and I think I will probably finish it this weekend. I'm going to buy a new game after that but it definitely won't be some overpriced AAA game which will take me half a year to finish.
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Lesson 7
Future: Present Simple and Continuous
As you remember from the previous lesson, Future Simple is not the only tense we need to describe future actions. In this lesson, Anna is going to highlight two other tenses which we use to talk about schedules and arrangements.

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Describe your plans for tomorrow.

What arrangements do you have? Are there any scheduled events? What are your plans? Are there any unplanned activities you think you will probably do? Anything you are sure you won't do?

Write at least one sentence for each way of speaking about the future: Present Simple, Present Continuous, Going to, Future Simple.
e.g.: Tomorrow is Sunday, so in the afternoon I'm meeting with my friends to go to the cinema together. The latest Marvel movie starts at 14.55 and we're going to watch it if there are still tickets left. Later we will probably go to a bar. In any case, I am sure it will not be boring.
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Lesson 8
Modal verbs: Rules & Obligations
In this lesson, Anna is delving into the logic of modal verbs, specifically the ones we use to talk about rules and obligations such as must, can, should and have to.

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What are the requirements for a person, if he/she wants to be a great specialist in your area?

Make sure to use modal verbs (should, must, can, have to). Don't forget to put them in the correct form

Write at least 5 sentences
e.g.: If someone wants to become a software developer, the main qualities they have to have is diligence and analytical thinking. You must always think creatively about a problem and do your best to find a solution. You should also always try to learn new things, you can't be lazy in this job. On top of that, you must have good soft skills and be able to communicate with people from all over the world so you have to speak good English and know about cross-cultural communication.
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Lesson 9
Past Simple & Present Perfect
In this lesson, Anna is talking about the difference between Past Simple and Present Perfect as well as some signal words which are used with these tenses.

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Michael has many things to do today. Write what he has already or not yet done.
Drink a cup of coffee +

Check the emails +

Answer the emails -

Attend the project meeting +

Show a new team-member around the company –

Fix a few bugs +

Have lunch -

Work on his own project –
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Lesson 10
Modal verbs: Possibility
In this lesson, Anna is returning to the topic of modal verbs. This time, it's all about those modal verbs which can be used to express possibility such as can't, could, might, may and must.

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Write 1-2 sentences to answer the following tasks.
Think about your next Monday. What things will you definitely do?

e.g. I will definitely have a meeting at 10 a.m.

Think of two things that may/might/could happen

e.g. I might be a little late.

Think of two things that might not/may not happen

e.g. I might not remember to pay for the internet at home.

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Lesson 11
0 and 1 Conditional
In this lesson, you will start to learn about conditional sentences, specifically the first two types: 0 and 1 conditional.

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Build a chain of events with the following prompt (write at least 4 sentences):

If I feel stressed…
E.g.: If I feel stressed, I will go to a bar. If I go to a bar, I will have 5 Pina Coladas. If I have 5 Pina Coladas, I will start talking to strangers. If I start talking to strangers, I will meet someone with a dark past and a clouded future. If I meet someone with a dark past and a clouded future, I will have another drink with him and listen to his story. If I listen to his story, I will get depressed. If I get depressed, I will get wasted. If I get wasted, I will wake up hungover and even more stressed. This is why I should try to take it easy in the first place.
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Lesson 12
Passive Voice
In this lesson, Anna is going to focus on the Passive Voice, the differences between Active and Passive Voice and when to use both of them.

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Change the Active structures into Passive.
e.g.: Surgeons who grew up playing video games make 37% fewer mistakes. => 37% fewer mistakes are made by surgeons who grew up playing video games.

  1. Doug Engelbart created the very first computer mouse from wood in 1964.

  2. In June 1983, Apple released Lisa; it was the first commercial computer with a graphical user interface (GUI) and a mouse.

  3. Amazon now sells more Ebooks than printed books.

  4. Google added Klingon as a language option in 2002.

  5. People make over 35 billion Google searches every month.

  6. Someone sent the first commercial text message in December 1992.

  7. On eBay, people make around $680 worth of transactions every second.

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Lesson 13
ING or ED
In this lesson, Anna is going to talk about two different types of adjectives: that which end with -ing and that which end with -ed. How to know whether you should say interesting or interested? Watch the video and find out.

After that, move on to the practice tasks in the PDF attached below the video.

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Find and correct the mistakes. Some sentences have no mistakes.
  1. It's nearly the end of the sprint. I am so exhausting.

  2. The instructions were very confused, I didn't understand them.

  3. The new employee is extremely annoying. I regret that we hired him.

  4. There's nothing to do here. It's a very bored place.

  5. I'm not really interesting in sports. I think it is much more important to exercise your brain than your muscles.

  6. We're all excited about the business trip to the UK.

  7. I am really disappointing with the new coffee machine. This cappuccino tastes horrible.

  8. He's not at the very least worried about the quality of his work. I can never understand it.

  9. What an amazed party it was!
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Lesson 14
Second Conditional
In this lesson, Anna is continuing to talk about conditional sentences. This time, we're focusing on the Second Conditional and how it's different from the other two types that we've already covered.

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Continue the sentences so that they are true for you.
If I took a year off work, _______________________________.

If my salary was twice as high as it is now, _______________________.

If I could move to any country that I like, __________________________.

If my native language was English, ________________________.

Do the same with the sentences below:

______________________________________, I would be more productive.

______________________________________, my job would be more interesting.

______________________________________, my company would be more successful.
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Lesson 15
Articles
In this lesson, Anna is going to cover the rules and logic of articles usage (the, a and no article). There are some key pricniples you need to keep in mind in order to use articles correctly so go ahead and watch the video get an explanation.

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Put in a/an/the if necessary.
  1. Our project manager used to be lecturer at University College Dublin.

  2. I cannot imagine my life without internet.

  3. Have you already read new guideline?

  4. There's amazing view from the top floor.

  5. Do you have any idea how long it takes to write book?

  6. This is most creative approach I've ever seen.

  7. If you've had bad day, try and do something nice for yourself.

  8. Did you like presentation yesterday?

  9. Sorry, I haven't even opened document yet.
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Lesson 16
Time & Place: At, On, In
In this lesson, you will learn about the prepositions of time and place. Luckily, the rules here are pretty straightforward so it's all about the practice!

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Correct the mistakes in the text messages.
@allmightywizard: What are you doing in the Wednesday evening?

@IronWoman: I have an important presentation at Tuesday, so I'll have to stay on work late to prepare for it.

@allmightywizard: We could meet on the evening after the presentation, if you have time☺

@IronWoman: Oh, I think I'll need a quiet evening in home after that.

@allmightywizard: How about going out at Saturday then?

@IronWoman: I wish I could. I have to meet my sister in the airport, she's coming home for the holidays.

@allmightywizard: I have another idea then. I can meet you on the train station tonight. How about that?

@IronWoman: Actually, tonight I'm pretty busy. We always have a lot of clients at February.

@allmightywizard: Sounds like a tough week. Are you free in next weekend?

@IronWoman: Sorry, next weekend is off limits. We have a girls' night out at every third Saturday of the month.

@allmightywizard: Do you ever have free time?

@IronWoman: Probably on spring.

@allmightywizard: At November on a party you told me the same about the winter and I haven't seen you since.
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