Students tend to spend a lot of money on equipment for studying English. In this post I have listed some of the best kits available for you. The Cheap Kit This consists of: a pencil or pen, a piece of paper, something to read or listen to, which could be a free magazine, newspaper or … [Read more…]
The Secret Diary of Adrian Mole Aged 13 3/4 is a story of Adrian Mole, a young boy in England in the 1980s.
Adjective order is tough to get right, not only for beginners but also advanced speakers. Even teachers get confused about the rules (and there are rules). The less opinion-based or more essential an adjective is, the closer it comes to the noun. For example, my wife is Japanese. She is beautiful. She is tall, too. … [Read more…]
Today’s podcast is about managing conversations. It’s one of the most useful skills for any language learner, in my opinion. 20140401 Managing Conversations The podcast is also available in the iTunes Store by searching for Get Great English or clicking here.
There are a few verbs in English that tend not to be used in their continuous (~ing) form. Belong is one of them. Simply, something belongs or it does not. Examples: He belongs to the rugby team. CORRECT He is belonging to the rugby team. INCORRECT There are two times when you can use ‘belonging’, … [Read more…]