Today’s podcast is about sleep and dreams, which I should get more of instead of tweaking this website at night. 20140521_sleep The podcast is also available in the iTunes Store by searching for Get Great English or clicking here. Also, you can stream it on Stitcher here or in the sidebar.
Last week I showed you some phrasal verbs with ‘pop’. Today I’ll show you some phrasal verbs with ‘drop’. Drop off Fall asleep I can never fall asleep at night but I have no problem dropping off in college classes. It takes me an hour before I drop off to sleep at night. Take someone … [Read more…]
People love playing games. Human beings and dolphins are the only animals with a sense of leisure. We love to play because it is a way to develop rapport, or a way of dealing with each other. If you want to play with someone, you have to be able to describe games. To do this … [Read more…]
There are a lot of phrasal verbs with ‘pop’ and most of them have a meaning related to ‘appear’. Here are a few. Pop up Appear suddenly or unexpectedly. A new bookshop has popped up in the town. Pop in/Pop by/Pop round Visit casually and usually quickly. Hello, Mum. I just popped in to see … [Read more…]
This Summer the Football World Cup will take place in Brazil. Now, most of the provisional squads have been named so people are starting to make predictions. To make a prediction you need to use an adverb of probability. Certainly/Definitely This is 100% probable. It will happen. Brazil are certainly going to make it to … [Read more…]
Today’s podcast is about distractions, especially distractions from studying English and how you can get your focus back. 20140514_distractions The podcast is also available in the iTunes Store by searching for Get Great English or clicking here.
Today is a video post. Prefixes can help you understand words from the first few letters. You may also want to read the post on suffixes to help you understand words from their endings.
Chairing a meeting means that you have to be in charge of keeping the meeting on topic and on schedule so that important information can be given and decisions can be made. Here are some useful phrases. Starting the meeting You need to make sure that everybody knows it is time to start and it … [Read more…]
Here are a couple of interesting posts from around the internet. Hairstyles from the Transparent English blog. Why some English words are controversial in China, via @5minutelanguage.
Today’s post is a video about food. It’s me and my dinner. Keywords: portion, piece, boiled, soy sauce, rice vinegar, radish, tofu, salad, chicken, barley tea If you like the video, please click ‘like’ or even share it with friends.