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 …

Verbs with prepositions TO + AT (English Grammar) PDF

Learn how to use verbs with prepositions in this post. The prepositions TO and AT are used with some common English verbs. Read lots of natural examples and download a free PDF guide so you can practice this grammar anytime. The PDF download link is at the bottom of this post! Verbs with TO go to Let’s go to the …

English prepositions IN, AT, ON

In this post you will learn how to correctly use the English prepositions IN, AT, and ON for time and place. 8 custom infographics and LOTS of real examples! Dave can’t find his smartphone.  – Maybe the phone is in my bedroom? English prepositions with placeIN = inside  We use IN with rooms Jessica is in the living room. I’ve …

Saturday English Quick SHOT – English preposition practice – WITH Vs. AT

One of my students was telling about a trip her daughter will take to America this summer. I asked her where she will stay and we practiced using some English prepositions. My daughter is going to New York next week. She will stay with a friend at her family home so I’m not worried. (We stay WITH people, AT a …

English Grammar – Prepositions + verbs ~ing (real examples)

English Grammar – Learn to use English prepositions In this post you will learn to use English prepositions, listen to natural English that uses this grammar, and improve your own speaking confidence! I notice what helps my English students. I also notice the things that help me as a Language student, and I use these things as inspiration for my …

The English preposition AT – 11 example sentences (2018)

    Common uses with the preposition AT In English, we use the adjectives good, bad, better, worse, with the preposition AT, plus a subject. (Math, Science, History, English etc.) “I’m not good at history but I’m good at math.” “Allen is better than me at history but worse at math.” “We are both bad at science, but we are studying hard to get better. (At …

Common English Summer expression! IN THE SHADE (2018)

Summer is here! (Again) Readers of my blog come from all over the world, some places cooler and some places warmer. If you live in the Northern Hemisphere it’s summer! Do you remember the meaning of hemisphere? I want to teach you some useful English that we can use to talk about summer activities and of course weather. We’ll practice …

The English verb CHEER (use it 3 different ways!)

The world cup has started! Will your team make it to the second round? Yesterday one of my private students asked me a great question about the verb cheer. Do we say…  Cheer on? Cheer up? Cheer for? Let’s look at what each of these phrases mean, and learn how to use them with some natural English examples. All definitions come from  https://www.oxfordlearnersdictionaries.com/ …

Other uses for the preposition ON – (VIDEO and lots of example sentences!)

Learn some more ways to use the English preposition ON! On the ground/On the floor Don’t eat that! It was on the ground! There weren’t enough chairs so we had to sit on the floor. On fire (If something is burning we say it’s on fire)Get the fire extinguisher! The curtains are on fire! Look! Dave is on fire! On the …

Other uses for the preposition IN – (VIDEO + more!)

Learn some more ways to use the English preposition IN!     Helpful slides from the video ↓ I heard that Mark is in the hospital, let’s go and visit him after school and cheer him up!   Martha Stewart was in jail for 5 months in 2004.   I saw Jackie driving to school and Bruce was in her …