This post is for beginners to use ‘there’ to talk about things in places.
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.
Some of you may be wondering if you can take a free Google Hangout lesson with me to try things out. Well, on Sunday, 30th March you can. All times Japan Standard Time (GMT + 9:00). Each hangout is limited to 5 people. You can only take one of these hangout lessons. To book, email … [Read more…]
This week’s podcast is about asking for and giving directions. Why not practice by using and English tourist map of your town? Podcast download: Directions Directions Sheet The podcast is also available in the iTunes Store by searching for Get Great English or clicking here.
The prepositions of location ‘in’, ‘at’ and ‘to’ are quite difficult for beginners to use and even some advanced learners make mistakes with the words. Here are some examples to show how they are used when talking about locations. To Use with destinations. Let’s go to London. Come to my house. Don’t use with the … [Read more…]
Sometimes there are colours you want to describe but don’t know how to. It is even difficult for native speakers to describe colours exactly. Instead, we describe difficult colours by comparing the colour to another thing. For example, imagine you have a rug that is a very light brown, but not exactly beige. “My rug … [Read more…]
This post is for beginners. It may be useful for others, too. For good English you need to read English. Reading English is hard. Sometimes there are words you don’t understand. Don’t quit. You need to do more work when you are starting to read English. Sometimes you choose to read, sometimes you have to … [Read more…]