This post has the Business English graphic but really, it’s for anybody who needs to use banks in English. Vocabulary open an account When you want to start using a bank you have to open an account, which is a section of a bank database that says how much money you have available. close an … [Read more…]
Here are this week’s posts. On Monday I talked about making English-speaking friends and how it isn’t so tough if you remember a few things. On Tuesday I looked at an easy mistake to make, ‘fish’ or ‘fishes’? I looked at trying to cut down on dictionary use on Thursday. For your listening pleasure, I … [Read more…]
Here’s a video of me at home, giving reasons for actions using ‘so that’. If you like it, why not click ‘like’ in YouTube, share it with a friend, or leave a comment?
So many of my students, mainly college students, keep reaching for dictionaries. Every time they see a word they don’t understand or get into a situation where they don’t know the perfect word in English like they do in their first language out comes their smartphone for the dictionary or their Casio Ex-Words. Every language … [Read more…]
In today’s podcast I’m telling you about the things that annoy me and how you can talk about what annoys you. What gets on your nerves? Let me know in the comments! 20140604_annoyances The podcast is also available in the iTunes Store by searching for Get Great English or clicking here. Also, you can stream … [Read more…]
Words with two plural forms are rare in English but it is so difficult to understand when to use the correct form. Fish ‘Fish’ is for general use. The kinds of fish are unimportant. “There are plenty more fish in the sea” “How many fish did you catch?” Fishes ‘Fishes’ is used when talking about … [Read more…]
One of the things a lot of students worry about is making English-speaking friends, or how to find them. It is much the same as finding friends that speak your own language. Don’t look to people just because they are native English speakers This is a big one. Nobody wants to feel used but this … [Read more…]