Browsing archives for January, 2010

Some basic phrases to learn in English

English Vocabulary 31 January 2010 | 1 Comment

Here are some basic, yet important phrases you need to learn in order to start learning English. What is your name? or What’s your name? In English we contract some words and insert a apostrophe so, “what is” becomes “what’s”. My name is Yvonne. Just take out my name “Yvonne” and insert your own name. […]

Conjuctions in English

English Grammar 18 January 2010 | 1 Comment

There are a few different kinds of conjuctions in English; however, I am focusing on coordinate conjunctions in this English lesson. Conjunctions are connecting words. They bind two parts of a sentence, into a single phrase within the sentence. Below is a list of the more common coordinate conjunctions used in English. Vocabulary: and – […]

Learning cooking words in English

English Vocabulary 16 January 2010 | 8 Comments

Here are some cooking vocabulary that you may find useful: To bake – This is when you cook something in the oven. It is usually referring to making something sweet like a cake or pie. “Today I baked an apple pie and it tasted great!” To cook – This is when you prepare food using […]

St. Valentine’s Day!

American Culture 16 January 2010 | 1 Comment

Today’s lesson is about St. Valentine’s Day! This will help you learn about American culture while increasing your English vocabulary at the same time. Below is a passage about St. Valentine’s Day. Read it and then answer the questions beneath: St. Valentine’s Day is on February 14th. It’s a day to celebrate love! For school-aged […]

Weather slang in English

English Idioms 10 January 2010 | 3 Comments

Weather Idioms! As promised, here are some examples of weather idioms and slang in English! It’s raining cats and dogs – This is used when it’s raining very hard. Come rain or shine – This is when a person does something regularly. When it rains, it pours – This means when something bad happens, other […]

Learn Weather in English!

English Vocabulary 9 January 2010 | 1 Comment

Here’s more basic vocabulary to learn in English – weather phrases. For this post I’ll stick to the basics, but tomorrow I’ll add some weather slang! Vocabulary: The weather is beautiful – This means the sun is shing and the the tempature is great! It’s windy – The wind is blowing pretty strongly. It’s sunny […]

Times of the day in English

English Vocabulary 8 January 2010 | 1 Comment

Do you want to learn the times of the day in English? Whether is midnight, noontime, afternoon, morning, mid-morning, it is helpful to know what words apply to what times. These times are not in stone and some people may think differently, it’s just something to help you visualilze. early Morning – 4am to 7ammorning […]

Learning Face/Head words in English

English Vocabulary 7 January 2010 | 1 Comment

Do you know the English words for various parts of the face/head? Test yourself with this picture to see how you do. (Please note, I never said I could draw…)1. hair2. eye3. mouth4. ear5. nose

Family words in English

English Vocabulary 6 January 2010 | 1 Comment

Learning the names of different relatives is useful in English. You can practice this by making your own family tree and then telling yourself or a friend (if you have one 😉 ) the relationships between the people in your family. Here are some useful words to learn:fathermothersisterbrothercousinauntunclegrandmothergrandfathergrandchildniecenephewGod-motherGod-fatherGod-daughterGod-son Below is a diagram of a pretend […]

Greetings in English!

English Vocabulary 5 January 2010 | 3 Comments

There are so many different ways to greet people in English. There is the simple “Hello.” The friendly, “Hi!” or the extremely casual “Hey!” Then you can go to the opposite spectrum and say, “How do you do?” A lot of Americans would look at you funny if said that. Most would probably say in […]