LEND and BORROW – Don’t confuse these English verbs (VIDEO)

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 …

Good AT or Good WITH? Confusing English (VIDEO)

Do you need to say Good at or Good with in your sentence? Which is correct? Read this post and learn how to use these natural English expressions. (Watch the video at the end of this post for English listening practice.) Good at is most often followed by a verb “Greg is good at fixing cars.” Good with will be …

Much or Many? English grammar (+Video)

Much or Many – Do you know how to use these words? In this post you will learn how with natural English examples. Read to the end and then watch my” MUCH Vs. MANY” video! In English we use the words MUCH and MANY to show there is a large amount of something. Much Much is used with uncountable nouns …

Learn the English preposition FOR (w/Video)

wait for something Carl’s waiting for his friend, he should be here soon. look for something I can’t find my earring! Can you help me look for it? for can show purpose Are you learning English for pleasure or for work? for can show a cause She gave me a bag for my birthday. we use for to receive something …

Easy English grammar (ESL connection Method)

In this post you will learn how to easily remember English grammar rules using my ESL Connection Method. This is a useful tool that has really helped me in my own language study, and of course it has also helped my English students too. I’ve been teaching English as a second language since 2006. One question I have been asked …

Learn 50 common phrasal verbs (PDF download)

You will learn 50 English phrasal verbs in this post. Each phrasal verb has an example sentence to help you understand its meaning. The example sentences will give you the chance to use these expressions naturally in your own conversations! Name: Email: We respect your email privacy   📚Learn 50 common English phrasal verbs What is a phrasal verb? ~ …

English Idiom – All over the place (10 examples)

English idiom – All over the place     By Source, Fair use, Link The World Cup is a big event! This year’s tournament will have 64 matches and they will be played in 12 stadiums in 11 cities across Russia. The matches will be played all over the country! Map from https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2018_FIFA_World_Cup The English Idiom “All over the place” has 2 meanings …

WEAR and PUT ON – What’s the difference? (w/Video)

English student question. What’s the difference between “wear” and “put on?” Learn the grammar here with this easy guide with lots of natural examples. Plus there 9 custom images and a video to watch and review as you practice English listening. You can find the video at the end of this post. Use these English verbs correctly in natural English …

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 …

Tired OF or Tired FROM? (English Grammar + Audio)

Do you know the difference between Tired OF and Tired FROM? Tired of (something) had too much of something, or done something too much ~ to be bored with an activity, a thing or person Tired from (something)some activity you have done has made you tired Tired of “I ate at Burger King everyday this week. I am tired of hamburgers now, let’s …