Learn English from TV (A complete guide)

Learn English from TV shows You can learn a lot of English words and expressions from TV shows. In an earlier post, I showed you 4 key ways to improve your English. One of those keys is to improve your English listening. Watching English TV shows is a great way to do this. In this post you will get my …

Rats and Mice idioms (2020 The year of the Rat)

2020 is the year of the mouse / rat. In today’s post you will learn 10 rats and mice idioms. Poor as a church mouse As quiet as a mouse The best-laid plans of mice and men Play cat and mouse with (someone) When the cat’s away, the mice will play Mouse potato Rat race Smell a rat Like a …

Improve your English QUICKLY – 4 Keys (2020)

4 Simple Tips to Improve your English fast In this post I will teach you 4 keys to help you Improve your English quickly. You can apply these tips to your study right away! Learn full sentences and phrases Not just vocabulary lists and grammar rules. Listening practice is important necessary! Many students don’t spend enough time listening, some don’t …

Passive voice in English ~ Real examples (2020 update)

What is the passive voice in English grammar? If the subject of our sentence gets or receives something – something happens to the subject of our sentence – we can use the Passive Voice. Passive voice uses the verb to be (am, is, are, was, were) plus the past participle form of the verb in the main action. Example: Paul was bitten by a mosquito. Compare …

Learn English with famous quotes (10 quotes explained!)

Learn English with famous quotes Learn English with these 10 famous quotes! Meaning, vocabulary and grammar explained. “The world is changed by your example, not by your opinion.” ~ Paulo Coelho “You cannot shake hands with a clenched fist.” ~ Indira Gandhi “No act of kindness, no matter how small, is ever wasted.” ~ Aesop “The supreme art of war …

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 the conditional English clause ‘IF’ (2019)

IF is a conditional clause in English. This means that one action will/may happen as a result (on the condition) of another action or other actions. English Grammar The clause IF can come after the main action: “I will go to Hawaii if I can find a cheap hotel.” Or it can start a sentence and end with the main …

English Grammar So and Such

To learn this English Grammar let’s look at the meaning of So and Such. SO is used to mean very; extremely or to some high degree or level. “Patricia is so nice. I really like talking to her.” SUCH is used to show a high level of importance. “Patricia is such a nice person. I really like talking to her.” …

English grammar THERE and IT (sound like a native!)

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 Read below for a more detailed explanation. In everyday English, we use the adverb there with …

Learn English from the news “Slavery in Italian wine” – with built-in audio!

New words from the news story! Slavery is any system in which principles of property law are applied to people, allowing some people to own, buy and sell other people. (People are treated like property)https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Slavery sort (verb) to arrange things in groups or in a particular order according to their type, etc.; to separate things of one type from others~ sort …