10:25 pm - Friday 12 February 2016

Advanced English Grammar Lesson for ESL – Passive Voice

By admin - Mon May 14, 12:23 am

Chalk ‘n’ Talk from businessenglishpod.com is a new series of video ESL lessons exploring advanced English grammar topics. This lesson looks at the use of the passive voice.

EnglishMeeting video with Dave Sconda. This pronunciation video focuses on a vowel sound at the beginning and middle of words, along with sentences(as in fat, back, etc.). North American Pronunciation. As always, there is music, video effects, some humor, and a few sound bites. This lesson is designed for you to enjoy the learning process, so I do hope you have fun with it. Please send any feedback to me here at youtube or by visiting my website, www.englishmeeting.com where you will find my email address. Thanks for watching and please post positive comments and ratings if you like my videos. This would be helpful to me!
Video Rating: 4 / 5


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  1. 0

    kai iyo

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    yes , thoughtful ..passive seems be used much much often than active :)

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    you write by your left hand, TOTALLY! Surprise

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    logic = prior

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    thanks u, rly nice lesson, do you know how many forms of passive voice rules are, i have heard that they were 3 passive voice forms, or the most importans

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    I understand soooo much what you mean, I speak spanish, french and english now im kind of fucked up in all 3 :S

  8. 0

    ii’m from Ukrain. i’m 13 and i want learn English.

    it’s very interesting explanation)

  9. 0

    realy nice teaching and good explanations for passive voice!! thank you!!!

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    realy good explanations for passive voice!! thank you!!!

  11. 0

    it’s great teacher from REPUBLIC OF KOSOVO

  12. 0

    I just taught my brother about the passive voice

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    good explanations for passive voice!! thank you!!!

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    By the way, I’m Brazilian =)

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    Good class…. man, I finished my english course about 5 years ago, but I simply stopped. But since when I started my french classes and I’ve came to live in France (for graduation) I’ve simply lost all the fluency I had. Yesterday I made a call to USA and I just couldn’t speak ‘normally”… fucking french… I mixed everything in my head. I do like french, but english is far away important than french and I’m sad…. thanks for the video anyway =)

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    Thanks a lot Brain. It’s very helpful as usual.

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    plz tell me active of “the grass is cut” and passive of “don’t smoke and drink”.

  19. 0

    thank you

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    I KNow =]

  21. 0

    it’s a good way to learn english… but you mean ¡now! and not know! (^_^)

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    You are correct.
    I used this video for my exam tomorrow and know I understand.

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    this is great

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    hahahah yes I do lol


    ‘caz in da’ way u wrote, I think in 2 options, or u know how to speak in english, or that is the real way u speak?


    have a nice day man!

  26. 0

    thanks you soooooooo much teacher

  27. 0

    i have trouble finding the difference between “man” and “men”, “dad” and “dead”, “bad” and “bed”

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    There seems to be a differnecei n the æ sound
    in words like “cat” “apple” “aaaaaaaaaah!”
    and in words like “plan” “ran”
    and etc. Could you explain? They usually use the same symbol though

  29. 0

    You rule.

  30. 0

    Are you the crazy brother of Steve Vai?

  31. 0

    it’s a sound between the ‘ou’ from sound and the ‘e’ in bed

  32. 0

    I have a dyslexic son so vowel sounds are hard for him. We LOVE this man, so animated and he keeps my son’s attention! Thank you!

  33. 0

    my daaaad is not faaaat

  34. 0

    love it !
    it helps me a lot !

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    Lionel Messi , you are the best

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    Hi mate, you are perfectly right. I am not an English native speaker (I am Italian actually), but I have lived over here in the UK for two years. Everybody in Italy does think that the æ is an E, so they have a very strange pronunciation like: flEsh for flAsh, kEsh (?) for cAsh, beck for bAck, bed for bAd, hev(?) for have,and so on. I always try to explain them it is not an E but an æ, but when I do pronounce something “at the English manner” they get it wrong!

  39. 0

    Brings me back to phonics class in first grade. Its actually interesting relearned stuff you learned as a kid and realizing all the bad habits you have developed when it comes to speaking.

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    you rock, man..

  41. 0

    i didn’t think they used æ in any other countries, it’s funny because when you say æ, then it’s more aaaer, and not like ahe as on danish

  42. 0

    most Americans are not against immigration

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    I’ll be back!


  44. 0

    Thank you very much = )

  45. 0

    thanks dave 

  46. 0

    thanks for your advice and recommen, because I have many years trying and trying to speak english very well, and I confess I give up always.

  47. 0

    So great video. I think I can understand now difference between “cAt” and “cUt” sounds. Thank you so much Dave!

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    i hope you were my teacher.. darn

  49. 0

    In my language “æ” is pronounced like the “i” in the english word “hign”.

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    good teaching! Your teaching is clear and easy to be understood, and easily to practice! i got a lot from your Video!

    From CHINA

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