Practice English Speaking&Listening with: Speak English confidently by fixing common mistakes | ‘a unit’ or ‘an unit’? (EZEE #1)

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Hello everyone! This is Minoo at Anglo-link.

Welcome to lesson 1 in my series which I've called 'EZEE'

and that stands for 'Easy to Zap English Errors'.

As the title suggests

this series is about making you familiar

with common mistakes that are easy to make

but also easy to zap or eliminate.

Before we start

I just want to say that,

for me, if you want to improve your English easily,

your first goal should be

to become more confident about your English.

If you set yourself the goal of speaking English perfectly

or speaking English like a native speaker

too soon

you may create too much stress for yourself

and actually block your own progress.

English is a rich and complex language

and it is even difficult for a native speaker

to master it fully.

So, please give yourself time

and be kind to yourself when you make mistakes.

So, what I want to do in this series

is to show you that

the mistakes you may be making

come from the complexity of the English language,

and also show you how to correct them yourself.

This ability to detect

and correct your own mistakes is essential

for building up your confidence,

which then enables you to improve your English

more easily and rapidly.


For this first lesson,

I've chosen something very basic

but a mistake that many of us make.

We have learned that

if a word starts with a vowel letter, that is A, E, I, O, or U,

we must use the Indefinite Article 'an' instead of 'a',

and that 'a' only goes before consonants.

Well, that's not the whole story.

Let's look at this in more detail,

and then do some exercises

to get rid of any potential mistakes related to this.

O.K. That's all for lesson 1.

I hope it's been helpful to you.

If this point was new to you,

please make sure you do the exercises several times

until you have built a quick reflex in choosing 'a' or 'an'.

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Thank you very much for watching this lesson.

I hope you've enjoyed it,

and I look forward to seeing you in my next lesson.

Happy studies to you all, and goodbye for now!

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