Sound more fluent in English


Hello. My name is Benjamin. I’m a lost tourist
in London, and I don’t know where to go. I’m going to talk to the ticket man in the London
Underground and see if he can help me. “Hello, Mr. ticket man. I would like a ticket to Piccadilly.”
The man starts talking to me. “Blah, blah, blah.” He asks me a question. I don’t know
what to say, so I need to make a noise. “Ah.” These are noises that give you time to think
about your answer. “Ah. I would like a ticket, please, to Piccadilly Circus.” Or I could
say, “Urgh, I want a ticket please.” Or “Urm, I want to go to –.” Or the other one would
be, “Mmm, I want a ticket.” Okay. Good. So then, my ticket man says, “No problem.
That will be four pounds fifty, please.” I then say, “You know, I think that’s a little
bit expensive, a bit expensive.” So these are all phrases for expressing an opinion
— if I think that’s too big a price. So I could say, “you know, I think that’s too expensive.”
Or, “I mean, I only really want to go one stop, half a mile. You see, I’ve only got
four pounds. Then, I can’t eat.” Or, “Well, maybe you could give it to me for a little
less.” Or, “the thing is, Mr. ticket man, I need to go there as well.” These are all
expressing an opinion to the ticket man. Okay? So one last way of expressive an opinion. I
could say, “Well, it’s like this. You see, I want to go to Piccadilly, but I can only
give you two pounds.” Okay? All ways of giving an opinion, of starting
“I want, I need”. Okay? The ticket man thinks, and then he says, “Well,
for three pounds, I can give you a single. Is that what you want?” “A single? What is
a single?” These are all phrases for when I need to think about my answer. So I could
say, “Mmm, let me see. A single?” And then I repeat the question he has given to me.
Okay? Or I can say, “Now, let me think. That might be a good idea.” Or, “Just a minute.
I’m going to ask my friend.” Or, “Hang on, sir. I need to look in my guidebook to find out.”
Or, “That’s a really interesting question.” Now, the thing about this phrase here, “It’s
a really interesting question”, it’s better maybe in school or university. Probably not
very appropriate for the London Underground. But it’s a good phrase to remember, anyway.
Or I could say, “I’m not sure about that. Maybe. Could you tell me more?” And then,
the ticket man says, “Of course I can tell you more, but you must watch the next video in
EngVid.” See you soon. My name is Benjamin. Thank you.

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100 thoughts on “Sound more fluent in English”

  1. Avi Arun says:

    Don't filler words actually make you less fluent?

  2. sf giants fan says:

    First of all, I don't get why you would want to use filler words all they do is make you appear less intelligent. Employers and such look down upon filler words and phrases. Secondly, I love when foreigners are way more formal with their language, it's cool they bring their own style. If you do insist on using filler phrases one we often use in America is "or whatever".

  3. Vu Nguyen says:

    Great, Ben. The thing is I like your lesson very much.

  4. Eduardo Augusto Silvestre says:

    Amazing !!!

  5. Pasha Zafar says:

    What is single ?

  6. Mohamed Al-Shahawy says:

    You are the best Benjamin.

  7. Adriano Henrique Cândido says:

    Benjamin, I love your accent. Wonderful! Gorgeous! Superb! Love love love! I want to have an accent like yours.

  8. Kasia Sia says:

    Great sence of humor !!!!!!!!!! Bravo !!!!! It's sign of intelligence.

  9. Marina Caetano says:

    I been struggling to learn this language for about four years… whats sometimes frustrating and tiresome… And I find some youtube teachers kinda boring. But not Benjamin. You're the best!

  10. حياه جديدة says:

    thats so good thanx

  11. Kajanthan Aero says:

    but DO NOT USE ''Noises'' in IELTS speaking 🙂

  12. Nana Gudushauri says:

    მსოფლიოს ხუთ ყველაზე ლამაზ დამწერლობას შორის ქართული მე-3 ადგილზეა.

  13. María Bejarano Monge says:

    Let me see Benjamin…. It's a good lesson.

  14. Norb 000 says:

    Tomorrow I will have end-of-term spoken exam in English. Your lessons ale very helpful for students on different education level. Thanks to you we like that language.

  15. Pim Naa says:

    Thank you for great video.^^

  16. Eduardo Rodrigues says:

    Thank you so much, Benjamin. By the way: the English people have a cool accent indeed.

  17. Nastehamohamud Mohamud says:

    I like Mr Benjamin

  18. Hạnh Phương says:

    You are lovely, Ben. I love the way you perform, explain and clearly

  19. MashieGamie says:


  20. Barak Obama says:

    i asked hello benjamins when you plane to die ?
    he said oh its really interesting question, let me think about that.
    or may be just a minute, i will decide later after talking with my girlfriend.

  21. Swapnil Sonsurkar says:

    you are funny…thanks for this video

  22. Artem Lokhovitskiy says:

    damn you, British accent! always sounds great)

  23. Signe Strømberg says:

    Hi. LOVE your tutorials…
    Can I use – and edit your videos for educational use in DK? It is for students finding English very tough.

  24. Juan Manuel Fabres Briones says:

    Useful and practical!

  25. Alicja Zambrzycka says:

    Benjamin i love you 👍🏼

  26. Diane Lepa says:

    Made me so laugh haha

  27. Laplace's Demon says:

    funny expressions

  28. Mariana de Almeida says:

    I liked so much teacher Benjamin, thanks from Brazil!

  29. Maurane Allemann says:

    Your voice remembers me Sam Claflin's voice. Sounds great 😀

  30. Armin Sohan says:

    watch ur next video..!!!!

  31. Kristinarayart says:

    Aww.. adorable British English accent! 🙂 Nice lesson, Benjamin!

  32. şerif hanci says:

    Öç chip , "

  33. sanaz mohammadi says:

    love your accent! it's great! 😍

  34. Roberto Frobisher says:

    That ticket man is very cool and gentile 🙂
    Thanks Benjamin

  35. Ekaterina Kuznetsova says:

    Benjamin, you are the best! thanks a lot

  36. Mohamed Alaa says:


  37. nick stewart says:

    You are a great teacher, I think you have an excellent talent in being an actor. You really catch the eyes of viewers in the very first seconds

  38. Suhada Parvin says:

    Excellent teaching

  39. Aguinaldo Junior says:

    This accent is so cute!!

  40. Ali Baltacı says:


  41. Damar Prasadd M says:

    its a wonderful accent teach 😀

  42. Shamim Hossain says:

    hi,sir how are you? I am very interesting about your English classless but i am so weak in english. Can you give me some important tips about English language.

  43. Thang Le says:

    You teach me very funny )) Love you. I have learned a alot of knowledge from you

  44. amine Moumni says:

    thank you Benjamin, really very useful video , keep working please.

  45. Jon Bickle says:

    Hey if there's anyone from Spain that would like help with English I'd be willing to help if they would help me with spanish

  46. katherine says:

    You're Crazy!! hahaha.
    Your video it's amazing!! <3

  47. Danilo Rodrigues Pereira says:

    Excellent video !!!

  48. Faizan Hussain says:

    your sooo goood

  49. genia79 says:

    great tips for my oral matura exam tomorrow 😉 greetings from Poland!

  50. Miss Voldemin says:

    after watching just one videohe's now my favorite teacher in engvid 👍🏻he somehow reminds me of harry potter's friend — i forgot the name though 🙊😁

  51. byrijesh says:

    great!!! you are always to the point and dont waste any time best in youtube.

  52. مملكة الميمز Memes DZ says:

    you"re so funny I really want to learn english
    it sounds has many words … the best way to learn is learning from resources that make feel the word and expressions
    it's really effective and that worked for me … keep on my best teacher

  53. Anwar Alkarmi says:

    You're amazing

  54. Super Luna says:

    Nice accent Benjamin!

  55. Payam Zachkani says:

    Americn accent

  56. Pedro Ficarelly says:


  57. Kelly says:

    You definitely make my life easier 🙂 Why is it so hard to keep these sentences in mind when we need them? Thanks a lot

  58. Иван Стеклов says:

    You are not a lost tourist in London, you are a funny hedgehog! ))) From cartoons. This is a compliment.

  59. Venni says:

    Бенжамиииин красааава

  60. yong luo says:

    thank you teacher !

  61. Rainbow Chanewaroski says:

    Woah so British, i like the accent!

  62. Fatima Qalbi says:

    Fantastic teacher

  63. Fiorella Raimondo says:

    Youu are thee besttt!!!!!!!

  64. amali amal says:

    good teacher

  65. Lihan İlhan says:

    it's like you're good at acting.💙

  66. Wilder Riaño says:

    you are a very very well teacher of engvid I also see others teachers but you are so clear when explain you class.

  67. Некто Лохматый says:

    Well, I think many of us use noises when don't know what to say. You know, that's the easiest of what we can do. 🙂

  68. Karina Suaerz says:

    i love to Benjamín i like how you explain

  69. Pamela Àlvarez says:

    I've just fallen in love!!!! 😍😍😍😍

  70. Zoe Bershaik says:

    Wow I'm impressed.

  71. manu 009 says:

    really ur great such a tutor to explain and we can catch up hastily .may god blesses you .from india

  72. antonio furlani says:

    Very Good explanation

  73. Natali Serebro says:

    Thank you!!!)

  74. Sonia Mayrink says:

    Great lesson by a great teacher. Thank you very much.

  75. supereyes says:

    Thank you

  76. Dr.Pavel lik says:

    Amazing Bendjamin!💋

  77. Rumman says:

    funny voice lol

  78. عيسو عيسو says:

    Mmmmm great 😍😂

  79. dani says:

    hello teacher.
    I don't speak english.
    Me from brazil.

  80. HARVEY sp says:

  81. Walaal Dadkisa j says:

    I like it

  82. Kelly Walker says:

    Damn that accent 😍

  83. Jaime Jaimes says:

    I live in New York. Your Brithish English is very hard to understand. I live in an American society where the American English accent is very particular. Sorry, So stay away from me.💀💀💀💀

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  85. Uriel Hangolrs says:


  86. Gman87 X says:

    Plz tell me u are a comedian because you had me entertained just by saying not even trying to be funny you know how to Captivate someone maybe you should try it being a comedian

  87. Lambert Marc says:

    Hey Benjamin,
    Your video is very interesting for me.
    I have studied English language for 2 ans but I have a problem expression yet.
    I hope to improve my skills with you
    See you

  88. ARAI มนๆ says:

    Ur voice's so loud and clear.I've played many times.I like u how to teach english..thanks benjamin love from Indonesia

  89. Navoda Punchihewa says:

    Great Job Benjamin!

  90. tahs vlog says:

    Subscribe to my channel for laughter. There are clips that will not stop laughing

  91. Zoe Hancock says:

    I can't believe you have just taught people to haggle with ticket sellers on the underground! At least you would have if they hadn't all been replaced by machines…

  92. Tayo Arain says:

    He is better than anyother teacher in youtube for me cause the way he explain things with acts is really amazing and its easy to understand

  93. Екатерина Фомина says:

    Почему нет перевода на русский? Вы меня не любите….

  94. Holee JR says:

    Do not use meth.

  95. Şüsân B says:

    Wow . fantastique . I like .

  96. Tom Riddler says:

    Micheal Keaton teaching English? WTF!

  97. Nyahil Khan says:

    Can u give your contact number ….plzzz

  98. ᗩḰ 515, says:

    loud and clear.Thanks Mr benjamin

  99. Scale Impact says:

    damn you are hella gay

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