Good AT or Good WITH? – Confusing English (VIDEO + more!)

Do you need to say “Good at…” or “Good with…”  in your sentence? Which is correct? Watch here and learn how to use these natural English expressions.   Review the video at your own pace  ↓ with these helpful slides from the video! ↓ Good at is most often followed by a verb ~ “Greg is good at fixing cars.” (fix …

Learn 5 Phrasal Verbs with GO (VIDEO and 10 examples!)

Learn 5 Phrasal Verbs used with “GO” Learn with lots of example sentences! Helpful slides from the video ↓ Go out – to go outdoors; to leave one’s house; to take part in social activities A: “Where’s Donnie?” B: “I’m not sure. He went out about 20 minutes ago but he said he’d be back soon.” = he left the …

English Pronunciation Practice – 13 or 30? (Video for listening practice!)

Learn an easy way to pronounce numbers that sound similar to non-native English speakers.  Helpful slides from the video ↓ Native speakers pronounce numbers like 30, 40 and 50  with a D sound rather than a T sound.  13, 14 15, on the other hand, have a much stronger  T sound in their pronunciation.  They also have a slightly longer E …

Talk about extreme weather like a native English speaker! (Video and slides!)

In this video learn to talk about extreme weather like a native English speaker!  Helpful slides from the video ↓ In English conversation we often use the verb hit to talk about bad weather conditions or natural disasters. Typhoons usually come to Japan around September. It’s not too bad in Tokyo, just rain and wind. The Okinawan islands get hit …

Use the English verbs LEND and BORROW correctly! (VIDEO too!)

Learn to use the English verbs “Lend” and “Borrow” correctly in natural conversation A common problem my English students have here in Japan is using the verbs lend and borrow correctly. It’s easy to confuse these verbs because you can use each of these words in a sentence to explain the same action. The action is the same but the …

Other uses for the preposition ON – (VIDEO and lots of example sentences!)

Learn some more ways to use the English preposition ON! On the ground/On the floor Don’t eat that! It was on the ground! There weren’t enough chairs so we had to sit on the floor. On fire (If something is burning we say it’s on fire)Get the fire extinguisher! The curtains are on fire! Look! Dave is on fire! On the …

Other uses for the preposition IN – (VIDEO + more!)

Learn some more ways to use the English preposition IN!     Helpful slides from the video ↓ I heard that Mark is in the hospital, let’s go and visit him after school and cheer him up!   Martha Stewart was in jail for 5 months in 2004.   I saw Jackie driving to school and Bruce was in her …

English Adverbs used with comparison – much bigger, much more interesting (AUDIO!)

We use adverbs like very/really/quite with adjectives to show a strong degree.It was very cold yesterday.Chris is really angry. What happened?I’m quite tired today. I didn’t sleep well last night.   When we want to show a strong degree with comparisons (bigger, more interesting etc.) we need to use the adverb MUCH   Imported apples are much more expensive than local ones.     Kathy …

Other uses for the preposition AT – VIDEO + more!

Learn some more common ways to use the English preposition AT! Helpful slides from the video ↓ Please write your name at the bottom of the page. Stop leaving your shoes at the top of the stairs! It’s dangerous! Someone might trip! The store is at the end of Main street, you can’t miss it. A basic sentence pattern in English …

Preposition QUIZ week! Quiz #3

Are you good at using English prepositions?  Take this quiz and find out!  Click here for the answer  AND more helpful preposition examples! _____________________________________________________  ↑↑ FREE English Newsletter! Click here!↑↑