Browsing archives for March, 2010

April Fools’ Day

American Culture 31 March 2010 | 5 Comments

I was interested in the history of April Fools’ Day, so I did some research. I decided to share what I found out here. It was really interesting to me. April fools’ Day is celebrated on the first of April. People play jokes on their friends, family, and even on people they don’t know. In […]

Using Can in English

English Grammar 31 March 2010 | 4 Comments

The word ‘can’ is used a lot in the English language. Here are some of the uses: You can use ‘can’ to talk about possibility of something happening. (You can also use ‘could’ here.) Can I do that? I cannot run a marathon. You can park your car right here. ‘Can’ has 2 negative forms. […]

Metaphors in English

English Vocabulary 30 March 2010 | 0 Comments

I had a few people ask me about metaphors, so I thought I’d write a post about them. Metaphors are like similes because they both show how 2 different things are alike. Similes use ‘like’ or ‘as’ and metaphors do not. So, metaphors are a bit more subtle than similes. Here are a few examples […]

Similes in English

English Vocabulary 29 March 2010 | 4 Comments

A simile is when you compare 2 unlike things using the words ‘like’ or ‘as’. You can make a simile out of anything; however, here are some of the more common ones that I hear quite often: He’s as busy as a beaver. It’s as clear as mud. It’s as easy as pie. It’s as […]

They’re, Their and There

English Grammar 29 March 2010 | 0 Comments

Here are 3 words that sometimes people get confused: they’re, their and there. They are all pronounced the same way. They’re is the contraction for ‘they are”. They’re at the grocery store. (They are at the grocery store.) Their is the possessive adjective of them. It’s their book that I love reading so much. (The […]

Hey You!

English Vocabulary 27 March 2010 | 2 Comments

If you want to get someone’s attention – “Hey You!” Is probably not the most polite way to go about it, but it would work. An extremely polite way to get someone’s attention is to say: I beg your pardon, sir. I beg your pardon, ma’am. I beg your pardon, miss. (However, I rarely (if […]

More Slang for the Soul!

English Fun,English Vocabulary 26 March 2010 | 4 Comments

DUDE!!! This has to be one of my favorite words to say. You can ask any of my friends. I say it all of the time. What does it mean? It’s slang, and it means ‘man or person.’ Here’s how you can use it: Dude, what are you doing? Instead of saying the person’s name, […]


English Grammar 25 March 2010 | 2 Comments

Do any of you have any problem areas in English that you’d like me to write about? Or are there any words that you find difficult to say? I just wanted to let you all know that you can make requests about what I post about and I’ll be happy to write or record them […]

I’m Hungry! Ways to say this in English

English Vocabulary 25 March 2010 | 2 Comments

Here are my favorite ways to say “I’m hungry!” in English. I’m famished I’m so hungry I could eat a horse. I’ve got the munchies! I’m starved. I’m craving XXX. (When you are hungry for something specific.) I’ve got a hankering for XXX. (What you are hungry for something specific.) Leave a comment and let […]

To, too, & two

English Grammar 24 March 2010 | 1 Comment

This post is about 3 different words that are sometimes confused: To has many roles, like as a preposition or used as part of the infinitive phrase of a verb. I walked to the store. He went to the library, so that he could read. I hope that he helps to clean up this mess. […]