FEW Or A FEW? Learn FAST (with Audio and Video)

It is easy to confuse these words. Should I use few or a few? When you add a little “a,” it makes a BIG difference. I’ll explain using some natural English sentence examples to help you learn the difference. Please read the bullet points below. Few ① = not many“There are few people in this restaurant.” Few ② = can …

How to use the English suffix -ISH (Increase vocabulary + video)

Increase your vocabulary Learn the English suffix -ISH In this post you will learn how to use the English suffix –ISH in natural conversation. Sound just like a native speaker. Watch the English video that supports this lesson at the end of the post to improve your English listening skills. What is a suffix? A suffix is a letter or …

Learn How to use Either and Neither (video and QUIZ)

EITHER – adverb – Comes after negative phrases to say that a feeling or situation is similar to one already talked about  Mike can’t go and Spencer can’t either. EITHER – determiner/pronoun – one or the other of two; it does not matter which  You can park on either side of the street. (It doesn’t matter which side of the …

English Weather Vocabulary For Winter (and MORE!)

English Weather Vocabulary For Winter (And more!) – Learn 10 new words and phrases. Not just a list of words to memorize (that doesn’t work) but new vocabulary that’s part of a story. Learn the definitions and see the words used in a real conversation. You will also find an audio file at the bottom of this post to improve …

What’s The Difference Between An ATHLETE And PLAYER? (learn Here)

    Difference between an ATHLETE and a PLAYER The winter Olympics were in South Korea in 2018 and during the games, we heard the word athlete used a lot. The news talked about people competing from countries all over the world. One of my private students here in Japan asked me “What’s the difference between an athlete and a …

Easily Pronounce long English words (1 Simple trick + Video)

Do you have difficulty pronouncing LONG English words? Read my blog post and watch the video at the bottom of this page. Learn a simple way to help your pronunciation. Improve your pronunciation and improve your English understanding. One of my students was reading an English advertisement for fruit juice. The advertisement said the juice has no artificial colors or …

“Going to the Dentist” story (Great English listening practice)

Going to the Dentist New words from the story: Toothache DEFINITION Check-up DEFINITION Cavity DEFINITION Clench DEFINITION Listen to the story HERE 👀 Read the text below↓ James is at the dentist’s office today because he has a toothache on the right side of his mouth. He bought some medicine at the drug store, but the pain didn’t stop. His last dental check-up was …

Modal Verbs / Can-Could-May-Might (Easy grammar) NOW with video!

English modal verbs Learn all about English modal verbs in my post. Use the verbs Can, Could, May and Might like a native speaker. can       We use the modal verb can to say that something is possible, allowed or somebody/something has the ability to do something. could     1) Could is sometimes used as the past tense of can. 2) We …

Notify VS Notice – Easily confused English

NOTIFY vs NOTICE? Have you ever confused these verbs? Here is a simple breakdown to explain the basic difference. notify – verb – to formally or officially tell somebody about something notice – verb – to see or hear somebody/something; to become aware of somebody/something Notify VS Notice – Easily confused English Below is a story that will explain how …