A, B, C, D, E, er... what comes next? Do you find it difficult to remember the letters of the English alphabet in the right order? After all, there are 26 letters, and the English alphabet may be very different from your native language's alphabet. Watch this video to learn an easy little memory trick that is designed to help you! By the end of the video, you will have the tools you need to remember your ABCs forever. After watching, try the quiz at https://www.engvid.com/learn-remember-the-english-alphabet/ to test your memory.
Next, watch these lessons:
1. Words that imitate sounds: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UFS2TiSH5YQ&list=PLjvCo2ax1ZUdXCO23ICAF0H3N9c35SWfv&index=30
2. Basic English – How and when to use LOOK, SEE, and WATCH: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4eVxr7zn6uE&list=PLjvCo2ax1ZUdXCO23ICAF0H3N9c35SWfv&index=43
Hello. I'm Gill from www.engvid.com, and here we are in London on a rainy day, and we're going to be looking at the English alphabet. And I have for you an alphabet memory trick to help you remember. Okay? Because every alphabet in every language is different, so the English alphabet with 26 letters is... Sorry, that's probably too high, so I'm going to put that down here. 26 letters is different from other alphabets, and the letters come in a certain order. So some people start, "Okay: A, B, C, D, E..." So this is to help you remember all of the letters in the correct order. Okay. So it's like a little poem or story. And the first word... The first letter of each word is the letter of the alphabet. So let's just look at the first line, okay?
So we have: "All Boys Can Do Exercise", okay? So that's A, B, C, D, E, the first five letters of the alphabet. Okay? So it... Because it means something in a sentence, hopefully it's easier to remember. So: A, B, C, D, E: "All Boys Can Do Exercise". "Exercise" meaning this sort of thing. Okay? Exercise. Right. Okay.
Second line, continuing: "French Girls Help In June", okay? So: "French Girls Help In June", the month of June, okay? I always think of French au pairs here. I don't know if you know that word: "au pair", it's French itself, but it means usually a young woman who comes from another country to live with a family and help them with their housework, help them with the children, the shopping, and they're called an au pair, so this always reminds me of French au pairs, so maybe that will help you remember as well. So: "French Girls Help In June", and that's in the summer when maybe more French girls will want to come because the weather isn't that bad in the summer. Okay. So, we've had A, B, C, D, E, F, G, H, I, J, okay? And then, finally... Because the alphabet is 26 letters long, it helps to divide it into two and stop halfway, so it's 13 plus 13, and that's how I learned the alphabet when I was a very little girl at school. So I always stopped halfway and knew I was halfway. So we're going to do the same here, okay?
So, next one: K, L, M, okay? "Kids Like Milk". Now, if you don't know the word "kids", it's an informal, casual word for children. Okay? So: Children Like Milk, but it's "Kids". And a kid is also a baby goat, maybe that's why children are called kids; I don't know. Don't quote me. A kid is a baby goat, which is an animal-okay?-that you find on the farm. A baby goat is a kid, but here it means children. "Kids Like Milk". You can also remember this line because it's K, L, M, and I hope we're allowed to advertise, you may know of the airline, I think it's the Dutch airline, KLM, that's another way of remembering this line. If you can't remember about kids liking milk, think of the Dutch airline KLM. Okay? So then here we are halfway through the alphabet. So, we've got: A, B, C, D, E, F, G, H, I, J, K, L, M, halfway. Right. Okay, ready to go on? Right.
Next line, this sounds strange, but it sort of makes sense, so we have: "Now Our Professor"-our teacher, our professor-"Quits Reading". Okay? "Quits" means stops. It's another informal word, it means stops. Okay, so... And the professor, that's usually someone in a university. So it sounds pretty strange that a professor would stop reading, because that is what professors are supposed to do, but maybe this professor is retiring, or they got very tired, or they need a holiday, and they think: "Right, no more books." So: "Now Our Professor Quits Reading". Okay, so: N, O, P, Q, R. Okay.
Now, the next bit is totally unconnected; it doesn't really follow in the story, but I'll explain what this means if you're not sure: "Socks Turn Up". "Socks", what you wear on your feet, okay? Your socks. Sometimes you lose your socks. You think: "Where are my lovely red socks? I can't find them." And you go for about a week or two weeks, and you're still thinking: "What happened to my socks?" And then suddenly one day you go into the kitchen maybe, you open the kitchen cupboard, and there are your socks and you say: "Oh, my socks turned up." […]