Learn the IF Conditional – Easy English Grammar (2020)

Do you want to improve your English communication and confidence? Learn the IF conditional. Add this to your conversation skills and open up the doors of communication. First conditional chart Action I will go to Hawaii. Condition I can find a cheap hotel. We use the IF conditional to connect these ideas I will go to Hawaii, IF I can …

Dieting Advice – ESL Listening Vocabulary (Everything you need +PDF)

ESL Listening + Vocabulary PDFDieting: Old Advice, New Again What is the best way to improve your English quickly? Hard work + great study tools. I can’t make you work hard, but my ESL listening vocabulary with PDF blog post is just what you need. I’m a native English speaker with many years of teaching experience who loves building helpful …

Talk using real English (Easy AUDIO 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 …

Do you know the difference between HOPE and WISH? (Learn here!)

The difference between HOPE and WISH Do you know the difference between HOPE and WISH? These two words can be easy to confuse for non-native speakers, but don’t worry, I’m here to help you! My post will explain with lots of natural examples. Clear definitions are good. Natural examples that you can really use are great! HOPE hope verb – …

Have or Have got? Easy English Grammar (50+ examples!)

HAVE and HAVE GOT mean the same thing when you are talking about owning something, holding something or relationships. He has $20 in his wallet. He has got $20 in his wallet. *Remember the verb HAVE changes to HAS for the third person singular.He has / She has / It has We use the auxiliary verb DO to make a …

So and Such – English Grammar (video + free PDF download)

So and Such – English Grammar To learn this English Grammar let’s look at the meaning of So and Such. At the bottom of this post, you can download a FREE 14-page PDF of this blog post. Study anytime, online, or offline. SO means very; extremely or to some high degree or level. “Patricia is so nice. I really like …

How I spent QUARANTINE – English practice (10 helpful resources)

How I spent QUARANTINE – English practice How I spent QUARANTINE – helpful resources – Learn what I did with my free time, and improve your English! Being in quarantine means having lots of free time for many of us. Suddenly having lots of free time can make us bored, even stressed. If we look at the situation from a …

Improve English listening today (Native audio – QUARANTINE)

This post contains audio Improve English listening. It talks about my quarantine here in Japan with lots of new vocabulary to learn. Below you will find an audio player so you can listen to the post and improve your English listening skills. Definitions for all the words from the story in bold blue text are also listed at the bottom …

How to use adjectives as nouns (A helpful guide)

How to use adjectives as nouns (A helpful guide) We often hear adjectives we recognize used as nouns in natural speech, and in the news.  I thought it would be good if students had a simple guide to explain this grammar.  I did some research and used my years of experience teaching English as a second language to make this …

Adjectives with the preposition OF (English grammar)

I love to teach prepositions! In this post I want to teach you some common examples of adjectives with the preposition OF. I wrote lots of natural examples using this grammar. Examples that native speakers use in natural conversation. Adjectives of feeling + OF Here are some adjectives of feeling that make us uncomfortable afraid of Jason is afraid of …