English Word puzzle for English practice

English word puzzle for practice! Three large people try to crowd under one  small umbrella, but nobody gets wet. How is this  possible? (try to think in English!)

"Because" and "So"

Today let’s learn to use 2 words that will help us make natural English sentences. “ BECAUSE” and “SO” These words are very useful when we tell someone what we did\will do, and why we did/will do it. Let’s make a very simple example sentence. I stayed home today BECAUSE it was cold. I tell you what I did, “I stayed home today” and …

"Keep my eyes open"

A: “I want to buy a surfboard, maybe a  used one that is not too expensive. Do you know anywhere I can buy one?”B: “There are a few sports shops that sell used equipment near my office. I am not sure if they sell surfboards, but I’ll keep my eyes open for you.” This is an idiom we use when we say we …

Decisive

Today lets look at some advanced vocabulary, made easy. (EASIER!!! I hope) decisive – adjective – DEE-SAI-SIVE – having the power or quality of deciding.“Scott is very decisive. He can make big decisions easily.” If we look at some other vocabulary that come from the word decide. decide – verb – to solve or conclude a question or a struggle.“I decided to go to Italy …

Out the window

Out the window = wasted, no longer exists. “If I buy a $6.00 latte every morning from the cafe, that’s $42.00 out the window every week!” = That is $42.00 wasted every week. Also – If an idea or plan is no longer good or possible we say it goes out the window. “I wanted to get up early today and watch …

Some phrasal verbs with "OUT"

In English, we often use phrasal verbs in conversation. A phrasal verb is a verb that is used together with another word, and together they have a new meaning. Here is an example:“LOOK OUT! A car is coming!” – LOOK OUT is a phrasal verb. Look is a verb, the meaning of look is :to turn one’s head or eyes so you can see something.“Hey, look …

On time / In time

Lets use some more prepositions today. ON time = not late If something happens ON time, it happens at the time which was planned. examples: “The 10:35 train was ON time.” = It left at 10:35, it left the station at it’s planned time.“Lets meet at the restaurant at 6:30 tomorrow. Please be ON time because we have a reservation.” = Please don’t be late. …

In the paper – On TV

Using words like in, at, on can be confusing. These words are called prepositions and they are important to understand if we want to speak natural English. Today we will look at in and on, and how we use them to talk about something we read, heard or saw. Please read the following example: A: “Did you hear about Ichiro getting traded to the …

Turbulence

Hi again and once more I’m sorry for not posting a new blog every week. Illness and a vacation are the reasons (excuses!)  Okay! Lets go!!! I recently flew to Phuket Thailand and the airplane experienced some turbulence.Lets look at the meaning first, then I want to look at pronunciation (sound) today.Turbulence = movements of air pockets that can cause an …