Hey there! This is TOP episode 79: I Will Always Love You. Promises
My name’s Ola and I am an English teacher. My goal is to help you start speaking English with confidence and get rid of speaking barriers. It’s time you started speaking English fearlessly! I’ve been there. I was unable to speak English for many reasons that now I call a language blockade. Today I teach people like you how to speak English with confidence. Go to my website for full transcripts and worksheets to each episode. Happy learning!
Hello and welcome back my dear listeners. hank you very much for being here. Thank you for all the positive feedback you give me. I receive beautiful emails, DMs on Instagram, I am overjoyed for the fact this podcast helps you. Oh my world, that makes me feel soo rewarded. I am happy for you. I’m happy we’ve found each other, and we’re here today to practice some grammar. Let’s see what’s in today’s episode.
Today it’s going to be extremely practical. The practical part is, in fact, the main part of the episode. Especially today. First of all, I’m going to tell you why I picked just one use of ‘will’ for the episode. Why can’t we go through all uses of the future simple tense? Then I’ll give you examples of promises you can make with ‘will’, with the future simple. I’m going to steer your attention to contractions and try to show how important it is to practice speaking out loud. I’m also going to tell you that you probably overuse ‘will’. Then we’ll jump into the part where you practice. Speak out loud. I will remind it later, but bear in mind you are going to speak English out loud today, in a few minutes.
Have I mentioned how happy I am that you’re here? That you’ve carved out some time for yourself? Well, you’re simply the best.
Future Simple. When it comes to future simple tense many students tell me this is the only way they know or use to express the future. They never use ‘going to’, present simple nor present continuous in this respect. Well, future simple tense is not a perfect solution to caver all situations relating to the future. However, today we are laser-focused on one use of ‘will’, that is promises.
The goal of this episode is that whenever you want to make a promise or talk about promises other make or about promises in general, you don’t have to overthink it. I want you to automatically use ‘will’ in such cases. This is why I don’t want to talk about all uses of will in one episode. That’s why we’re so concentrated on this one situation only.
Another thing is the contractions. Use them. Practice them. Some contracted form with ‘will’ sound weird or are hard to pronounce. All you need is practice. We’re going to practice a lot in practical section in a minute, but please repeat after me those contractions now:
Sounds a bit funny, I know, but I just wanted to steer your attention to those because so often we separate pronouns and ‘will’’, and we end up saying: you will, she will, it will. That’s ok too, but. Language blockade, right? Always on our mind! Well, your blockade might be grounded in the belief that you don’t understand the speakers of English. The more you understand the less you fear. Knowledge is the key. So even if you don’t feel like contacting, that’s ok, but be aware other speakers of English use contracted forms.
I think it’s time to move on to the practical part, so now please focus, listen carefully, retain the sentences in your memory for a while and then repeat out loud. If this is not the first time you’re listening to those examples please prepare your notebook and treat this as a dictation. Yes, you’ve heard it. Dictation. If you have no idea what am I talking about you should find episode 76 and find out my method, my suggestions for you on how to learn English every day with this podcast. 10 minutes a day. Episode 76. Ok, my dear let’s begin.
I’ll phone you again tomorrow.
I will always love you.
I’ll keep your secret
I won’t let you down!
I’ll be there, I promise!
I promise I’ll call you tonight!
I’ll pay you back next week.
I’ll be the best husband in the whole world.
I am an excellent teacher. I’ll teach you dancing like a professional in just two months.
I’ll pay for the damages.
I’ll be by your side until the end of time.
I’ll work hard on this project.
It won’t hurt.
I won’t tell anyone.
I won’t let you down.
She’ll be on time.
He’ll call you.
It’ll be ok, I promise.
It’ll take a minute.
It won’t last long.
It’ll be the best holiday of your life.
We’ll still be friends.
I’ll be there for you no matter what.
She’ll be here in five minutes.
We’ll keep in touch.
I’ll think about it.
It won’t happen again.
I won’t see her again, I promise.
I’ll start studying tomorrow.
Good job. I’m glad you’re still here. Let me remind you this is not the end. Now you have to go to your inbox find a worksheet I’ve sent and complete it. If you’re not a member of TOPeople, no worries, we can fix that. Go to teacherola.com/79 and download the worksheet. Doing that you subscribe to my list and from now on you will receive your worksheet each week. Sounds good? That’s not all. Apart from the worksheet, you will receive a short letter from me with a quick tip, a link or something that will remind you that you’re on your way to becoming a person who can speak English fearlessly. Ok? Brilliant.
Oh, and please tune in to episode 76 if you haven’t yet because you need to know what’s the method. It a short one, a good one, it’ll clearly lay practical steps you should take in order to learn English with this podcast daily. Episode 76, please find it. The title it: Buy a Notebook And Do THIS For 10 min a Day.
Here you have it. An episode on promises. Common, daily promises. I hope you’ve learned a lot! Go to teacherola.com/79 and leave a comment with one promise that got stuck in your head after this episode. Write one promise you remember best. Which example got stick?
Thank you for listening, and please share this episode with just one person. Your friend, your family member. One person. Let’s spread the message. What message? Well, the message I would like everybody to hear is that no matter how enormous your language blockade is, no matter how big trauma you carry from school, how teachers failed you or how shy or introverted you are, you can eliminate it.
Subscribe to this podcast if you haven’t yet and I’ll see you here next Wednesday. We’ll be talking about your habits.
Thank you so much for listening and I’ll see you next Wednesday! Happy learning. Take care! Stay fearless and say it out loud. Bye!