Hello hello hello hello! Welcome to a live question-and-answer with me, Gabby, your English teacher here at Go Natural English. Let me do a quick tech check and make sure you see me and hear me. If you can hear me please say “hello” in the comments. I already see Antonio, Aliceo. Hi! Can you hear me? Please say “yes” if you can hear me. How about that? And I’ll just check here. Alright, awesome! So good to see so many of you! Isabella, Camilo, Hakan. Wow so many people watching live! So good to see you!

So today I have a really great five-minute lesson for you. I got this question from André, one of my premium course members. He asked this question in our special closed group for premium members and I already answered it there, but I thought it was such a good question that I wanted to bring it to you all in today’s live lesson for all.

So the question was…actually I’ll show it to you here. Let me share my screen with you. Wow, we have hundreds of people watching! Thank you for joining me. This is awesome to have you all here.

Okay I’m gonna try to make this bigger. Oh, maybe I can’t. There we go.


Okay so here’s the question from André, a premium Go Natural English course member in our premium Facebook group. He says, “Hi friends, how was your weekend? I need your help again! I’d like to know in what situation I must use the words ‘all over the world’, ‘worldwide’, and ‘around the world’. Are these words similar? Thank you for helping!”


Okay, so let me ask you guys: do you want to know the answer to this question? Is it okay if I tell you the answer? Let me come back and see if it’s okay with you. If you’re interested in this question I will share my best answer with you and lots of examples so tell me “yes I’m ready”. Tell me, tell me in the comments! I’m waiting for you.

Hey, I see Aciele from Brazil and Eduardo asking where are you. I’m in Texas. I’m in the United States of America in Texas in my friend’s house and we’re going to celebrate Christmas together tomorrow so I should say Merry Christmas to all of you! Very happy holidays and Merry Christmas.

Okay I see a lot of “yes please tell me”. You guys are great. Okay, um awesome I will tell you. Let me share my screen with you again and I’ll show you the answers. You’re gonna love this. It’s going to be super helpful because these words are really confusing I had to think about the answer myself for a while.

Using Around the World, All Over the World, and Worldwide

So we have ‘around the world’,  ‘all over the world’, and ‘worldwide’.

Okay, I think you can see on my screen. The answer is they’re really similar but they have some differences in use.

So here’s an example: Christmas is celebrated all over the world. So this is after the verb, so is celebrated that’s the verb. All over the world so we’re describing how it’s celebrated and we use it after the verb.

Next, Christmas is celebrated around the world. These are just examples right? I know not everyone celebrates Christmas but there are people around the world who celebrate Christmas. So Christmas is celebrated around the world. Same, we use it after the verb to describe how.

And then the third example: Christmas is a worldwide holiday. So we describe the word holiday. We use the word worldwide before the word holiday to describe where.

More Examples

More examples this is just a random example I thought of. We can say, yes violence is a worldwide problem.

No, we cannot say violence is an around the world problem. No, no, no, no, no.

Also, we cannot say violence is an all over the world problem. No, that does not sound right. It’s not right. Don’t say that. Why? Because we’re describing where not describing how.

Here’s a few more examples:

Yes. we can say I am traveling around the worldYes, I am traveling all over the worldNo, we cannot say I am traveling worldwide. That does not sound good. Please don’t say that. Why? Because we’re describing how. We would say I‘m traveling the world but not worldwide. So we cannot use worldwide after a verb like am traveling.

Okay, so I know I went really fast. This is something that I would help you guys out with if you were a member of a premium course. These are the kind of questions that we talk about inside our premium group.

I have a few things I wanted to tell you guys. Today because it’s Saturday the day before Christmas it is time for the first time ever for Go Natural English to actually take a break for the holidays. So our store is closing. It closed today actually it’s already closed. We are closed from today through January 8th so right now the only thing that I want to ask you to do is to if you want to learn more English with me for free right now to join my email group so that I can tell you when i’m doing the next live lesson like this.

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So I want to wish you a very happy holidays whatever you celebrate. If you celebrate Christmas or not I want to wish you a Happy New Year that’s coming up soon and before we go I have a question for you. 

As always, when I answer your questions I also like to ask you a question. So a couple days ago I asked you if you celebrate Christmas. You guys gave me some great answers. Yesterday I asked you what your number one wish for a present for Christmas would be. Again great answers. I love reading all of your comments, and even if I don’t respond to each one you know there’s a lot of them but I do read them all.

So today I would like to ask you would you like me to continue doing a daily live YouTube lesson like this? A quick five-minute answer to your top questions. Please tell me in the comments and tell me why if you want me to keep doing it because I don’t want to keep doing it just because I like doing it. I do. I love it but I want to continue to help you only if you want me to. So please tell me in the comments. I would love to see your answers.

Okay I see a few already: ‘def yes’, ‘obviously’, ‘yeah’. Okay, I will love to see you everyday. You guys are so sweet. Thank you so much.So please continue to comment. Invite your friends and it looks like we’ll probably continue looking at your comments so far.

So thank you so much for the love. I love you guys. Have a wonderful rest of your day and I’ll talk to you tomorrow.