How to use THERE and IT (Learn the grammar w/video)

English grammar THERE and IT We use the pronoun IT for a specific thing, place or situation. My neighbor’s dog is noisy. It’s always barking. It = the dog I want to try the new café, but it’s always very busy. It = the café IT Read below for a more detailed explanation. AND you will find a video version …

Correctly use UNLESS – AS LONG AS (learn quickly w/Audio)

In today’s blog post learn how to use the conjunction unless and the expression as long as in natural conversation. Use this English grammar like a pro! Unless In today’s post, I will teach you how to use the conjunction UNLESS in natural English conversation. Do you remember what a conjunction is in English grammar? A conjunction is:a word that …

There IS or There ARE – Which do I need? (PDF download)

The chart below is a quick guide to help you decide if you need to use There IS or There ARE. Keep reading the post for more details and lots of natural examples.  We use There is with singular nouns. (Just 1 thing) “There is a new shopping mall on Main street.” *Shopping mall is a singular noun. (1 mall) …

Past and Past Participle of READ + Audio/Video (Easy Grammar)

Quickly learn the past participle of READ and use this verb form like a native speaker. Learn with clear text, lots of examples plus real audio. Practice the pronunciation with natural sentences spoken by a native speaker. (There is another audio file on SoundCloud at the end of this post PLUS a NEW VIDEO) TO READ (verb) Present tense read …

Master 3 English Adverbs – Yet Still Already (+video)

A basic guide YET – if something hasn’t happened but you expect it to happen The new cafe on Front Street is very popular. I haven’t been there yet. STILL – if something has started but not finished Do you still live at the same address? ALREADY (1) – if something happened before now  We got there early but Mike …

Learn How to use LEND and BORROW (with Video)

Learn to use the English verbs “Lend” and “Borrow” correctly in natural conversation. This post also contains a video. Watch it to review the lesson and improve your English listening skills. Lend and Borrow borrow [verb] to take and use something that belongs to somebody else, and return it to them at a later time “Can I borrow $10.00?” = …

Making Suggestions Easily in English Conversation (with Video)

Learn to easily make suggestions in English conversations. Use these natural expressions to sound like a native speaker. Common examples of phrases you can use to make suggestions How about/What about (used with a verb in its gerund form) How about ordering a pizza for dinner? What about getting Indian? Shall we… /Why don’t we… /Let’s… (used with the infinitive …

Learn the IF Conditional – Easy English Grammar (2020)

Do you want to improve your English communication and confidence? Learn the IF conditional. Add this to your conversation skills and open up the doors of communication. First conditional chart Action I will go to Hawaii. Condition I can find a cheap hotel. We use the IF conditional to connect these ideas I will go to Hawaii, IF I can …

Improve English Listening “Diet Advice” (Everything you need – video + PDF)

ESL Listening + Vocabulary PDFDieting: Old Advice, New Again What is the best way to improve your English quickly? Hard work + great study tools. I can’t make you work hard, but my ESL listening vocabulary with PDF blog post is just what you need. I’m a native English speaker with many years of teaching experience who loves building helpful …

Easily Learn 3 English Expressions “In case” with AUDIO

Recently I was asked about the English expression just in case and I thought it would make a good blog post. Today we will look at 3 natural English expressions that use in case. English Expressions – (Just) In case… Please look at the following example: “I don’t think it will rain today but I will take my umbrella with …