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How to keep an English conversation going…

How to keep an English conversation going? It can be difficult to keep a conversation going. Even if you understand what the other person is saying, you can feel “blocked” or “frozen” when it’s your turn to speak. The words or phrases you need don’t often come quickly enough to…

34 idioms and slang phrases to describe people

You are already familiar with some of the adjectives that describe people. but Today let’s have a look at some English informal expressions and idioms describing character and personality. Some of you might have heard one or two (or maybe 10!) these are idioms or slag words and expression to…

25 common mistakes in English

25 Common mistake in English we gonna start with this one, and believe me this it’s very very common, when I’m traveling people usually ask me these questions: 1)-Take a picture:-Could/Can you take me a picture please? ❌-Could/Can you take us a picture please? ❌ There’s nothing deeply wrong with…

Other way for: I don’t understand you!

Learning a new language can be a tricky ; but you want to get it right. Right? If you are learning English, a lot of effort is put into picking up vocabulary, spelling, reading, writing and above all listening and understanding. However, the area where your learning becomes most crucial…

50 Common Phrases in English

  in this video we gonna learn the most commonly used English Phrases that will make your English sound more like a  native, so it’s a good idea to master some of these phrases and expressions.  Here are 50 most common English phrases that we use every single day, with…

Conditionals, Learn all of them

Making conditional sentences is an everyday part of your native language, and introducing them to your English conversation can really improve your level of communication. There are four conditionals in total and you will learn to use them gradually, obviously starting with the most basic ones – the zero and…

Conditionals in English

Making conditional sentences is an everyday part of your native language, and introducing them to your English conversation can really improve your level of communication. There are four conditionals in total and you will learn to use them gradually, obviously starting with the most basic ones – the zero and…

Phrasal verbs about telephone

I want to focus on telephoning vocabulary… as this is one of the life skills my students often struggle with making phone calls in English… We also look at the phenomenon of telephone phobia (aka phone anxiety) which is an issue many people need to deal with and may especially…

Phrasal verbs about love / Relationships

What up family how are you guys doing? In this video we gonna go through sone common phrasal verbs, 13 common phrasal verbs we use for relationships. Here are some phrasal verbs that we can use when talking about relationships we have with other people. Some of them are positive,…

Homophones 120+ words

A homophone is a word that is pronounced the same as another word but differs in meaning. English can be a confusing language to learn! Have you ever come across two words that sound the same, but have different meanings? These are called homophones. In this detailed guide, you will…

25 facts about the English Language

25 facts about the English language   The question will be: How many people speak English? English is the most spoken language in the world 1 -Over 2 billion people speak English as a first or second language, it means one out of 4 people can speak English! making English…

How to sound like a British!!

I think all of the following are only used by Brits – but I’m sure anyone who thinks otherwise will post a comment. Berk Blimey Bollocks Bonk Brolly (Have a) Butchers Cheerio Chinwag Chockablock Chuffed Clanger Codswallop Crikey Doddle Dodgy Doolally Dole Dosh Fags Gallivanting Gannet Gobshite Gobsmacked Gormless Gosh…

ARRIVE TO is Wrong!!

A common mistake is using the preposition “to” with the verb “arrive”. For example: I arrived TO New York. The preposition “to” can never follow the verb “arrive”, because it is a preposition of movement and the verb is not. Instead of “to”, we use “at” or “in”, but, when…

Whatsapp abbreviations / acronyms

Abbreviations and acronyms are shortened forms of words or phrases. An abbreviation is typically a shortened form of words used to represent the whole (such as Dr. or Prof.) while an acronym contains a set of initial letters from a phrase that usually form another word (such as radar or…

Homophones in English

A homophone is a word that is pronounced the same (to varying extent) as another word but differs in meaning. A homophone may also differ in spelling. The two words may be spelled the same, such as rose (flower) and rose (past tense of “rise”), or differently, such as carat,…

QUIT – QUITE – QUIET

Learners of English sometimes confuse the words quit, quite and quiet, or have difficulty using them. The difference between these words is explained below, with examples of use. QUIT :Quit is a verb meaning: To leave a place or a job: “Alex quit college during his second year.’ “Jenny is going to quitteaching and…

50 tips to speak English fluently.

Do you want to learn how to speak English well?Are you also looking for a shortcut to English fluency? Well I don’t have tricks that will give you perfect English in five minutes a day.But I do have solid tips that will help you learn how to speak English more…

Today morning VS This morning…

When you use today morning I went to the bank!! You shouldn’t direct translate from your native language if you seriously want to improve. In English, “today morning” is just redundant and unnecessary as we have “this morning” to indicate the morning that has just passed. Your sentence construct is…

Go home or Go to home?

I see it as quite an exception. I go to school, go to work, go to hospital, but go home not “go to home”. What is so unique about “home”? In English, the word “home” can be both a noun and an adverb of place* (or location). In this example it is being…

10 common mistakes in English.

Below are some of the most common English mistakes made by ESL students, in speech and in writing. Here are 10 common grammar mistakes that can kill your credibility as a writer or as a speaker:

The most interesting psychological facts.

Any friendship that was born in the period between 16 and 28 years of age is more likely to be robust and long lasting. Women generally prefer men with deep husky voices because they seem more confident and not aggressive. The people who give the best advice are usually the…

How to be fluent in English?

Answering this question: I am studying English, and I want to be fluent, but I tried a lot of techniques and I still stuck while speaking English. What should I do? So many people asked this question!!!! And when I read the answers; they are given without noticing your statement…

100 Most Common English Slang Words & Phrases course.

Learning English slang words is one of the more intermediate to advanced stages of mastering the language, but if you’re a beginner, it doesn’t hurt to get a head-start! Slang words are informal vocabulary words that aren’t typically found in a dictionary. Many of these words have multiple meanings, so…

British vs American Vocabulary

Here are some of the main differences in vocabulary between British and American English. This page is intended as a guide only. Bear in mind that there can be differences in the choice of specific terms depending on dialect and region within both the USA and the UK. Given the…

Which one is correct, “What did happen? / what happened?

This is a LONG answer — the question hits home on a classic example of the English language’s tendency for exceptions. It causes lots of confusion even for native speakers. Both forms are grammatically correct (contrary to the insistence of some British grammar purists). The first one (“What happened?”) is the one…

My first lesson

My first lesson was 11 years ago, I couldn’t get a shut eye the night before thinking about what is going to happen the next day, I had 9 people in my class room,Once I kicked off my lesson, I started to feel panicky and breathless, I was prepared enough…

Prepositions of place

Sentences with prepositions of place and direction Preposition Use Sentences above higher than sth. The picture hangs above my bed. across from one side to the other side You mustn’t go across this road here. There isn’t a bridge across the river. after one follows the other The cat ran afterthe dog. After you. against directed towards sth.…

Other ways for sick!!

👉 Where I live it’s flu season right now, which means a period of time when many people get sick or come down with the flu. In fact, this year, it’s nearly an epidemic! Everyone’s talking about it. So, how should you talk about feeling sick in English if you…

Silent Letters in Words

The English language contains many words that are spelled with letters that are not pronounced. A few examples include knife, depot, and comb. These types of words do not follow logical rules and simply need to be memorized by students through drills and practice in class. Here are the basic…

Consonants & Vowels

Single consonant sounds, consonant-vowel-consonant words, consonant blends, and consonant digraphs (two or more consonant letters which represent a single sound) can be taught using charts and proper demonstration. Single Consonant Sounds Students learn how consonant sounds change depending on the letter before and after. For example, the ‘c’ in “consonant”…

Functions

Functions are the communicative purposes of what we say or write; in other words, the reason for saying what we do. Take a look at the following examples of “functions:” Asking permission Expressing moods Introducing yourself Inviting someone Functions can also be understood as the intentions and motivations behind our…

Denotational and Figurative Meaning

Words, phrases, and expressions can have different meanings in different contexts. The study of these different meanings is known as semantics. This branch of study examines four qualities of word meaning – denotative, figurative, metaphorical, and connotative – which will be described below. Denotation – The definition of a word…

Lexical Etymology: Roots, Affixes

Take a look at the following words. Which one do you think does NOT belong? predetermine              illogical               president            disappear Prefixes Prefixes are placed at the beginning of a root word to modify or change its meaning All of the words above have prefixes added to the beginning of the root…

Phrases

Take a look at the following words. Which one do you think does NOT belong with the others? dress up             fall down            eat down                  get back             Phrasal verbs are combinations of words that perform the function of a verb. These combinations include a verb and either an adverb or a preposition.…

Lexis

Lexis Lexis is the linguistic term for the vocabulary of a language. It is arguably the most important aspect of learning any language because it is the study of words, and without words, we cannot think or communicate. The importance of strong lexis instruction in the classroom cannot be stressed…

Stative Verbs

While dynamic verbs describe an action, or something that is happening (play, take, cry, run, etc.), and modal verbs describe a number of different ways to express hypothetical meaning, possibility, ability, etc. (should, would, could, might, may, etc.), stative verbs describe the way things are, express feelings, beliefs, opinions, possession,…

Modal Verbs

Modals Modal verbs do not describe an action, a process, a sensation, or a state. Rather they are used to express necessity, possibility, and obligation, etc. They express opinions and subjective attitudes of the speaker in several different contexts. Because modal verbs are used pragmatically in speech, it is difficult…

Passive Voice

Passive Voice Verbs can also be in the active voice or passive voice. In the active voice, the subject and verb relationship is direct. In other words, the subject is performing the verb’s action, by either “doing” or “being” the object of the sentence. This is the “regular” voice that…

Future Tense

The future tense describes events that occur after the present moment. For example: “I will go to school tomorrow.” “There is going to be a storm tonight.” “It will rain on Monday.” The future verb form can be used in the following four aspects: 1) Future Simple is used to…

Past tense

The past tense describes events which occurred before the present – before “now.” For example:   “I talked to my mom last night.” “There was an earthquake this morning.” “I had a treehouse when I was young.”   The past verb form can be used in the following four aspects:…

Verb tenses

Verb tenses can be difficult for students to grasp, especially those whose native languages do not have an extensive verb tense system. When discussing verbs with our students, the two main parameters that we need to cover are: 1. Tense – Refers to the location in time of an event…

Interjections

Interjections   Interjections are words that express feelings like excitement, celebration, awe, indecision, surprise, etc., and are often punctuated with an exclamation mark. They are most commonly used in dialogues, role-play, script writing, and narrative story-telling. Interjections are rarely used in formal or academic writing unless in a quotation.  …

Prepositions

Prepositions   Prepositions can be difficult for EFL students. Why? Because there are barely any rules telling us when to use which preposition, and there are several different types! Unfortunately, the only way to learn prepositions is by looking them up in a dictionary, reading, and memorizing their most common…

Conjunctions

Conjunctions   Conjunctions connect two words or sentences together, creating better flow.   For example: “I put my dirty dishes in the sink. I cleaned them. Mom will be happy.” →“I put my dirty dishes in the sink andcleaned them, so Mom will be happy.”   Conjunctions are broken down into the following…

Adverbs

Adverbs   Adverbs are used to describe or modify:   Verbs She walked slowlydown the street. They sat silently in the hospital waiting room.   Adjectives The basketball player had impressively longlegs. This suit is absurdlyexpensive.   Other Adverbs The president spoke extremely confidently. The race car goes incredibly quicklyaround the turns.   Types of Adverbs   There are various types of…

Phrasal Verbs?!

Phrasal verbs: These are usually two-word phrases consisting of a combination of verb + adverb or verb + preposition. There are hundreds of phrasal verbs in the English language that vary between different English-speaking countries. Teachers should encourage students to study phrasal verbs as they come across them rather than trying to memorize them. The following is…

Verbs: what are they?

Verbs   As you may remember from grade school English grammar lessons, a verb is a word that expresses actions (i.e., to do), states of being (i.e., to be), or possession (i.e., to have). In this section we will look at the various types of verbs and their function; in the next section…

Comparatives & Superlatives

Comparatives & Superlatives   When adjectives are used to compare two or more things, they are called comparativeadjectives and superlativeadjectives.   Regular comparative/superlative adjectives are formed by adding -er/-est to the end of the adjective, or by placing more/most in front of the adjective.   Irregular adjectives change form in the comparative/superlative states. Take a look at the…

Adjective

Adjectives   Adjectives describe nouns in various ways:   What kind? (Chinesefood) How much/many? (several people) What color? (the blue sky) What size? (a big dog) What texture? (a hardshell) What emotion? (a happymoment)   There are five different types of adjectives which are classified by the different aspects of the noun they describe:   1. Quality – Used…

Pronouns

  Pronouns are words like the ones highlighted in the sentence above: his, us, it, who, hers, and many others. They are used to replace a noun or a noun phrase in repeated uses of the same person, place, or thing in order to avoid repetitiousness in speaking and writing.   “I saw the movie,…

Parts of Speech

Words are referred to as parts of speech. There are nine parts of speech. They are:   Noun: A word, or group of words, that names a person, place, or thing (object, activity, idea, or emotion) and can be used as the subject or object of a verb. Examples: father,…

English is weird

The English language has made a strange evolution over time. Although it may be one of the easiest languages to learn, it surely doesn’t make it easy to master. There are so many odd rules and senseless pronunciations, inflections, and paradoxes. 

Make VS Do

The verbs “make” and “do” are two of the most common in the English language and two of the most easily confused. Although they both imply activity, they function differently in sentences. Generally speaking, “do” relates to physical tasks and activities that are vague or indefinite, while “make” refers to…

Do you suffer phobia?

A phobia is a type of anxiety disorder, defined by a persistent and excessive fear of an object or situation. The phobia typically results in a rapid onset of fear and is present for more than six months. 

How to learn English FAST

Speak, speak, speak! Be confident and speak as often as possible to as many people as you possibly can! Do not be shy to make mistakes! The more you practice the better and more confident you will become in your pronunciation and vocabulary. Remember, speaking is a skill like learning…

Conditionals

Conditionals A conditional sentence is a sentence containing the word if. There are three common types* of conditional sentence:   if clause > present simple tense : main clause > future tense (will) If you help me, I will help you. If I win the lottery, I will buy a new…

Idioms about money

Idioms about money Here is the list of idioms about money Earn a fortune to earn a lot of money He made a fortune on the stock market. Tighten your belt to reduce the amount of money that you normally spend We’ve had to tighten our belts since my mother lost her job. On/below…

Reasons to Learn Spoken English

Different EFL students learn how to speak English for various reasons. Some examples include: Travel – In most countries around the world, English is the universal language used for oral communication between locals and visitors. Tourism – Employees of tour operators, restaurants, hotels, airlines, tourist landmarks, and vendors communicate with…

How to use HOW!!

A wh-question is used for seeking content information relating to persons, things, facts, time, place, reason, manner, etc. Wh-questions differ depending on the kind of content information sought. Content information associated with persons, things, and facts is generally sought with one set of wh-words, and content information associated with time,…

Business abbreviations

Common Workplace Abbreviations and Business Acronyms 1. ASAP ASAP = as soon as possible (If this is an Email from your boss, drop everything else and work on the report!) E.g. “Send me the report ASAP”. 2. FYI FYI = for your information (When you share information to keep people in…

What is the Secret to Language Immersion?

What is the Secret to Language Immersion? If you are trying to learn a language like English, you have probably heard about immersion language learning, or ILL. This is because immersion learning is the most effective way to acquire a language. And I say ‘acquire’ because that is exactly what…

Many different ways to say COLD!!

Frosty, biting, brumal: you think the Eskimo’s have it all when it comes to talking about cold? Here are a variety of words to describe how your swim may be feeling. ALGID [al-jid] –adjective. Cold; chilly. ARCTIC [ahrk-tik] –adjective. Extremely cold, frigid. BITING [bahy-ting] –adjective. Nipping; smarting; keen. BITTER [bit-ar]  -adjective.…

Slang words that are used in American Spoken English

No matter how dedicated you are to learning the English language, new and unfamiliar slang words will always appear in everyday conversations. Chances are, you’ve seen these words being used in social media content or in everyday American conversations. This is a HUGE problem with most traditional English courses, because…

Phrasal verbs and their normal words.

Did you know that for (almost) every phrasal verb, there’s a “normal” verb you can use instead? Annoying, right? I mean, why are you learning all these stupid phrasal verbs? Why did you have to learn “take up,” when you could just as easily use “start”? Why did you have…

The meaning of the word FUCK!!

    Perhaps one of the most interesting and colorful words in the English language is the word “Fuck. ” It is the one magical word, which, just by it’s sound describes pain, pleasure, love, and hate. In language, “Fuck” falls into many grammatical categories. It can be used as…

Saying thank you can be difficult in English.

Saying thank you can be difficult in English. It’s not the words. (I mean, “thank you” — there. That was easy.) It’s saying the right thing at the right time. Today, I want to show you different ways to say thank you in English so you have exactly the phrases…

Different Ways to Say HELLO | Useful English Greetings

Hi there Example: Oh, it’s you David! Hi there! Howdy Example: I can still grind it out and say howdy to people. Greetings Example: He extended his hand as a greeting. Hey, What’s up? Example: Hey, what’s up? Why are you so angry. Morning/afternoon/evening Example: Morning sir, how can I help you? What’s going on?…

Wanna be the number 1?

You’re tired of the small stuff. You have a burning ambition to achieve something big with your life: write a novel, make a billion dollars, go tap-dancing on Mars. Few will dare to even try. Are you willing to be one of them? 1. Find out the price Every achievement can be…

Expression about sleep!

In this lesson, you will learn 8 idioms and expressions regarding sleep. sleep like a log = to sleep very well, without waking up during the night. A “log” is a long length of wood from a tree. So the literal meaning is to sleep like a piece of wood!…

How to be polite!

k Follow these tips and you should make the right impression when you talk to people…. . Grammar tips! The Usage Of Would You Mind 1st Usage: If + somebody + did + something  Note: When we talk about the Present or the Past, we use Past tense following the…

Prepositions of Time – at, in, on

We use: at for a PRECISE TIME in for MONTHS, YEARS, CENTURIES and LONG PERIODS on for DAYS and DATES Look at these examples: I have a meeting at 9am. The shop closes at midnight. Jane went home at lunchtime. In England, it often snows inDecember. Do you think we will go to Jupiter inthe future? There should be a lot…

Bitch VS Beach?!!

How to pronounce words with long ee sound: shit vs sheet & bitch vs beach Have you ever said some things that were not so nice, just because your pronunciation was a little incorrect? Words with long ee and short ih sounds are terrible for this! For example, have you…

Formal VS informal words

-Formal and informal language serve different purposes. The tone, the choice of words and the way the words are put together vary between the two styles. Formal language is less personal than informal language. It is used when writing for professional or academic purposes like university assignments.