Quite a busy week, this week. On Monday I talked about weather and how to describe it like the British. On Tuesday I gave some examples of how to use ‘whatever’ and ‘however’ and such. I made a podcast about football on Wednesday. I told you how to make yourself study English on Thursday. And … [Read more…]
Today’s video is about talking about experiences using the present perfect tense and simple past tense. Finding out if you have common experiences is a great way to make friends.
This is how to make yourself study English. Change your phone’s settings to English if you haven’t already (or if you can). Change your computer’s OS language to English (if you can). In your work or college bag, take out any books, magazines or anything else that you don’t need that is not English and … [Read more…]
I’m talking about football today because I’m excited about the World Cup in Brazil. There are some special football words and a lot of enthusiasm. Who are you supporting? Let me know in the comments! 20140528_football The podcast is also available in the iTunes Store by searching for Get Great English or clicking here. Also, … [Read more…]
Pronoun determiners using interrogative roots (‘whatever’, ‘however’, ‘whoever’, ‘whenever’, ‘wherever’) can be used to dismiss alternative options or state that different options have the same outcome. “I will always love you whatever you do.” “Whatever you decide to do tomorrow, you know you have to study English, too.” “However you study is unimportant as long … [Read more…]
The British love to talk about the weather, probably because it’s so changeable in our country. Today, I’m going to give you some weather vocabulary. Sunny If the weather is sunny, we often say that it is bright. If there is going to be a change in the weather, we may also say that there … [Read more…]
Wikipedia in English has been very complex and scientific, and very difficult for a lot of students to understand. However, now, there is Simple English Wikipedia. Don’t be afraid to use Simple Wikipedia; it’s worth looking at topics you know in your own language to build intermediate-level vocabulary (and even some common technical vocabulary).
Every Saturday there shall be a post with links to the main posts of the week. This week I’ve covered a lot. On Monday I posted about describing games so that you can play with other people. Tuesday was a follow-up post about phrasal verbs with ‘drop’. There are some idioms in there and some … [Read more…]
Today’s video is about books, and more specifically about how to choose English books that are right for you. Related posts: How to Talk About Movies and Books Use Kindle and Kobo to Study English
Sometimes nouns (words for things) are used as verbs (words for actions). They are rather easy to understand although some of them really get on my nerves due to the fact that there are existing verbs that can be used for the same job. I also prefer the sound of the longer expression of the … [Read more…]