Today’s podcast is Halloween themed. It is about how to vanquish monsters; that is get rid of them. Vanquish Monsters – 30th October 2014 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.
When you’re talking to someone, there are times when you want to offer something, even if it’s just a little bit of help. In this post I’ll give you three different ways to make offers and examples that include ways to accept or decline them.
English changes all the time and some recent changes have taken even native speakers by surprise.
Reading and listening are excellent ways to learn new vocabulary but they can also help you learn more about a subject if you ask yourself questions afterward.
Talking about periods of time and what goes on can be tough. Should you choose ‘while’ or ‘during’? As a general rule, use ‘during’ when you follow with a noun or short noun phrases but ‘while’ for something longer.
One of my junior high school students asked me this week, “How do I use ‘if’?” There are four main ways, as I’ll explain below.
Today’s podcast is about listening with background noise. I recorded it in a metro station. Background Noise – 15th October 2014 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.
Yes, you do, eventually. If you never learn phrasal verbs there are going to be huge gaps in your vocabulary knowledge. This could cause you to be unable to express yourself properly or to misunderstand other people. “But you could just use normal verbs, couldn’t you?” You could in some situations but not in others. … [Read more…]
There are two common questions we ask friends and acquaintances about other people. “What’s she like?” “What does he look like?” In this post I’ll take a look at these questions and possible answers when talking about people and also things.
Here are some posts you might have missed this week on Get Great English.