Learn the English preposition FOR (Video + natural examples!)

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 …

Using the conditional IF in natural English conversation (Learn with video!)

Do you want to improve your English communication and confidence? Add the conditional “IF” to your conversation skills and open up the doors of communication!  IF is used to say that one thing can, will or might happen or be true, depending on another thing happening or being true. I will go to the party Friday if I have time …

How to use WEAR and PUT ON – English verbs (Video + more!)

English student question! What’s the difference between “wear” and “put on?” Watch this video and learn to use these English verbs correctly in natural English conversation! In my years of experience teaching English as a second language I have been asked lots of great English questions. Questions that I think might be helpful for other English students too.  Recently my …

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 …

English grammar – Much or Many? (+ English Video and lots of example sentences!)

Do you know when to use MUCH? …when to use MANY? In this video I’ll explain how with natural English examples! EnglishClass101.com – Start Mastering English Today Helpful slides from the video ↓ In English we use the words MUCH and MANY to show there is a large amount of something. MUCH is used with nouns we cannot count. For …

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 …