Verb and noun pairs with examples (audio+PDF)

In this post you will find 36 English verb and noun pairs. Listen to natural examples with real audio! Learn to make the correct sound for verb and noun pairs that have the same spelling but different pronunciation. Over 70 natural example sentences! Verb or Noun? – Grammar Example #1 conductnoun – CONduct – a person’s behavior in a particular …

Another word for BECOME (ESL-sound like a native!)

When the season changes from Summer to Fall it’s a good chance to talk about another word for become. During this season the leaves will become yellow, orange and red. The leaves change color. They will turn yellow, orange and red. The πŸ‚It’s Autumn/Fall for those of us who live in the Northern Hemisphere! Do you remember what a hemisphere …

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. What is a suffix? A suffix is a letter or group of letters added to the …

English suffix ~en (Increase your vocabulary)

Learn the English suffix EN In this post, I will explain how to use the English suffix EN. Many English words use suffixes. If we learn to use English suffixes we can increase our vocabulary. What is a suffix? A suffix is an addition to the end of a word, that gives the word a new meaning. Here is an …

Reported speech – English grammar (with video!)

Use reported speech to share information We use reported speech to share information that we heard from another person or information that we got from TV, newspaper, Internet etc. This English grammar is very common in English conversation. There are two ways to use reported speech to talk about something that someone told us.  1. We can “quote” the person.  …

Talk using real English (Canada Trip Pt. 3)

Let’s talk using real English! In this blog post we will answer the following questions: What is a tourist attraction? What does the phrasal verb “light up” mean? How are waterfalls used to generate (make) electricity? Audio A If we want to talk using real English we need to have a real story to talk about. We can practice today …

Learn English with a story (Canada trip Pt.2)

In today’s post, we will learn more English with part 2 of my Canada trip story. We’ll start by learning some vocabulary to describe the place we live or a place we visit. Audio A (If you haven’t read part 1 yet, click HERE!) New English vocabulary from the story Urban vs rural (city vs countryside) Urban is an adjective …

Learn English with a story (My Canada trip Pt.1)

Audio Intro In August 2017 I visited my family in Canada for 3 weeks. (I live in Tokyo now) I wrote 3 stories about my trip as a way to teach my newsletter subscribers, they could use my story to learn some natural English. In 2019 made these 3 stories into 3 blog posts so my blog readers can learn …

My MOST popular English videos (Top 5)

Hi everyone! I decided to make a blog showcasing 5 of my YouTube videos with the MOST views. Some of these videos are from the very beginning of my YouTube English video career. Learn English with VIDEO I love to share my videos with people trying to improve their English. I’m happy to share these videos with you today πŸ™‚ …

English suffix -PROOF Grow your vocabulary (2019)

Let’s learn how to use the suffix ~PROOF today, we can use it to make new words and grow our vocabulary! What is a suffix? A suffix is a letter or group of letters added to the end of a word to make another word, such as -ly in quickly or -ness in sadness https://www.oxfordlearnersdictionaries.com/definition/american_english/suffix?q=suffix I made this vocabulary quiz for my Facebook followers a few years …