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 – …

See, Watch, and Look at (PDF) Learn these English verbs

The English verbs SEE, WATCH, and LOOK at can be confusing. I made this post with PDF to clearly explain this English grammar. These verbs have a similar meaning but we don’t use them the same way. There is a nuance in their meaning. nuance [noun] a very slight difference in meaning, sound, color or somebody’s feelings that is not …

English grammar RAISE and RISE (w/ real examples)

Many of my private English students are confused by words like RAISE and RISE. Words with a similar sound or meaning. I often confuse similar words in Japanese too! (My second language.) As a teacher, my job is to explain these words in a clear way that is easy to remember. ✔ More than 1 of my private students were …

English grammar – Double negatives

English grammar – Double negatives In this post you will learn the English grammar for Double negatives, and how to use them in natural English conversation. Keep reading and don’t forget to sign up and get your free PDF to Increase your English vocabulary. Learn 40 Words with NEGATIVE prefixes that you can use in your own conversation. This post …

English grammar/Other or Another? (Learn 2 idioms)

Other and Another I was teaching a private lesson in a cafe last week. My student works in a hotel, and she was telling me about something that happened at work. She explained the situation but had trouble using other and another. I helped her to talk about it using natural English. ~ One of the guests wasn’t happy with …

ME TOO or ME NEITHER? (English grammar w/video)

Should I use ME TOO or ME NEITHER? One of my private students asked me how to use these two words naturally in English conversation. They weren’t confident on which word to use to agree with a statement, so I created this lesson to help them communicate in English with confidence. Thank you for being part of the World English …

How to use Neither and Either (Interactive QUIZ)

NEITHER adverb Say that a negative statement is also true for another person/thing “Mike didn’t go to school today and neither did Spencer. determiner/pronoun not one nor the other of two things or people “Neither answer is correct.” (both answers are wrong)  EITHER adverb Comes after negative phrases to say that a feeling or situation is similar to one already talked about “Mike …

Difference between an ATHLETE and PLAYER

    Difference between an ATHLETE and a PLAYER The winter Olympics were in South Korea in 2018 and during the games, we heard the word athlete used a lot. The news talked about people competing from countries all over the world. One of my private students here in Japan asked me “What’s the difference between an athlete and a …