I don’t believe in ghosts or anything like that but sometimes you get caught up in talk about the paranormal (things that appear real but don’t have a real explanation). Here is some vocabulary to talk about it. It might come in handy for Halloween next month.
When you move up to the pre-intermediate stage in your learning there are some tricky bits of grammar that are very useful to learn. One of the main pre-intermediate obstacles is the confusion between ‘you have done it’ and ‘you have got it done/you have had it done’.
Here’s how they work.
Here are some posts that you may have missed on Get Great English this week.
I went to Yokohama Zoo with my family yesterday and this is what I saw.
Tsushima Leopard Cat
There will be a digest post later.
Here is an idea about taking vocabulary notes. I am taking notes like this to study Japanese and I think it might be useful to some of you who read this blog.
Today’s post is about similes, which describe something by comparing it to something else, often unrelated. The ones I’ll show you in this post are quite clichéd (overused) but you’ll hear native speakers use them from time to time.
“What kind of crazy talk is this, Marc? You can’t count uncountable nouns!” I hear you say. Oh, yes you can. You only have to use your loaf.
Lots of students tell me “I can’t speak English.” 90% of the time it is not true.
What they really mean is “I don’t speak English well so I don’t want to speak English.”
Here are a few tips to help you speak more.