Teachers, I know sometimes asking students to create a dialog on their own based on a certain situation you’ve provided can be intimidating for them. They tend to make a long sentence for one character in the dialog, and this could give them problems, especially for students with lacking of English vocabulary. The conversation between… Read More Using Comic Strips in Speaking Class
Here are some useful phrases you can use for shopping: • What size do you wear? • Do you have these shoes in size 6?• What size are you?• What color would you like?• Where is the changing room?• How would you like to pay?• Can I pay by credit card?• Can I pay in cash?• Buy 2 get 1 free.• No refund. = No… Read More Shopping Phrases and Idioms
There are five ways to pronounce the letter T in the American English pronunciation. I’ll have to remind you that this lesson is a bit difficult and it takes a lot of hard work and practice to be able to sound like a native speaker. So, let’s practice, practice, and more practice. T = T… Read More The Sounds of T in The American English Pronunciation
Did you find it difficult sometimes to teach new vocabulary to your students, especially to young learners of English? I mostly find teachers teach their students new vocabulary just by writing the words on the board or dictate them. Well, that is kind of boring, isn’t it? Young learners will pick up new words and… Read More Dictionary with Pictures
“Nice to meet you” or “Nice meeting you” When you meet someone for the first time, should you say “Nice to meet you” or “Nice meeting you” ? Which one is the appropriate greetings? People say “Nice to meet you” when they meet for the first time. If you already know someone and you get… Read More Greetings in English
Ain’t is a slang expression, used in spoken language, but not in written language (formal). Examples: • He ain’t very rich. = He isn’t very rich. • She ain’t got a clue. = She hasn’t got a clue. • He ain’t heavy, he’s my brother. (Famous song) You can listen to the podcast from My Happy… Read More Ain’t
“Let’s keep this between you and I.” [x]“Let’s keep this between you and me.” [√] Why? … Because between is a preposition and the pronouns following prepositions are always in the objective case which would be the pronoun me and not I. Just between you and me, Julie is cheating on her husband. Take a… Read More “Between you and I” or “Between you and me”
One reason why native American English speakers are difficult to understand is because they often use reduced speech forms when speaking in informal situations. When native speakers use reduced speech forms the words seem to run together and this can make it very difficult to understand what they are saying. To sound more like a… Read More Reduced Speech Form in American English
REBUS is essentially little picture, often made with letters and words, which cryptically represents a word, phrase, or saying. POSITION One of the most common devices is the positioning of the words and symbols, both relative to the rectangle containing the puzzle, and to the other words and symbols. In the example ONCE is in… Read More What’s a REBUS?
You’re probably thinking – “Learning phrasal verbs? All right, it sounds useful, but is it really that necessary? If I haven’t paid much attention to them by now, surely I can do without them in the future!” Well, I have to tell you that you’re not entirely right in saying that. Of course, you can… Read More Why should you learn Phrasal Verbs?