Here is a podcast special. The podcast will be back, probably in January and will be weekly again. Today’s podcast is about New Year. New Year Special 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 … [Read more…]
A few of my students have part-time jobs in cafés and restaurants. This post is for them and anyone else who needs to use English in restaurants. ‘May’ or ‘can’? Generally, when you are taking orders for people, use ‘may’; it’s more formal and customers should be respected. ‘Can’ is more informal and it’s not … [Read more…]
When you talk to or about someone you can use their name first and then afterwards use a pronoun. The problem with this is that it you can, without bad intentions, insult people or sound ignorant.
When you have to say something that needs to be in order you need to sequence your ideas. This can be done with the past, present and future. There are two main ways to do it: numbering your steps or without numbers.
Can you sum up, that is repeat something in a short way? This is what you should learn if you want to make yourself clear when explaining things.