Browsing archives for March, 2011

If you snooze, you lose!

English Fun,English Idioms 31 March 2011 | 4 Comments

Here are some fun sayings that you can learn.  I like them because they rhyme and because they are quite useful. If you snooze, you lose! This means that if you wait too long, you may miss an opportunity. Tim – Hey, I was going to sit there! Sally – Well, if you snooze, you […]

Wednesday’s Slang!

American Slang,English Vocabulary 30 March 2011 | 8 Comments

It’s Wednesday, as promised, I’m going to make a post about some useful slang words.   bazillion This is a huge number of something. My son dropped the bag of candy and a bazillion pieces fell all over the floor. biggie This is something that is important. It’s no biggie that you couldn’t make it […]

10 ways to say hello in English

American Slang,English Vocabulary 29 March 2011 | 4 Comments

There are oodles and oodles of various ways to say hello in English.  Here are my top 10 ways to say it. 1.  hi! It’s plain, simple and to the point 2.  hey (or hey there) I think I use this way to say hello more than any other way.  It’s very informal. 3.  what’s […]

Clothes or Cloths

English Vocabulary 28 March 2011 | 0 Comments

Do you know the difference between the words clothes and cloths? Test yourself and see: 1.  I bought some new _______ for my daughter to wear today. 2.  I have been using new ______ to clean the kitchen counter, but now they are very dirty.   If your answers are: 1. clothes and 2. cloths, […]

Lend vs. Borrow

English Vocabulary 25 March 2011 | 4 Comments

Someone tweeted me this week asking me to explain the difference between lend and borrow.  I thought that other people might have this same question so I thought I’d write about it. lend This word means that a person was allowed to use something for a certain amount of time and will eventually return it. […]

ball or bawl

English Vocabulary 24 March 2011 | 0 Comments

Here are 2 words that sound the same but have very different meanings. Ball This is a round object that is used in games and sports. Grab the ball and let’s play some b-ball. Bawl This means to cry loudly. Will you stop bawling? It’s making me crazy.

Some Slang

American Slang,English Vocabulary 23 March 2011 | 0 Comments

Here are a few slang words that you can use, just be careful with some of them as some are negative. dirt This means gossip. You have to tell me the dirt on Penny. Something is just not right with her. drag This is someone who is boring or someone who brings everyone down. Fred […]

Conversation Exchange

English Fun 22 March 2011 | 4 Comments

I ran across a neat little website the other day when I decided to try to find some people to help me practice my French. It’s called Conversation Exchange. The site’s purpose is to link people together who are trying to practice different languages. You can find people who want to have pen pals, correspond […]

Three Ways to use Facebook to Learn English

English Fun 21 March 2011 | 16 Comments

        Have any of you started to use Facebook yet?  If you haven’t started yet, I just wanted to let you know it’s another great place, like Twitter, to practice your English. There are lots of ways to utilize Facebook, so you can practice English.  Below are three ways to learn English […]

Animal Sounds in English

English Fun,English Vocabulary 20 March 2011 | 4 Comments

Have you ever noticed how every language interprets and spells animal sounds slightly different?  Here’s a list of some animal sounds in English. Cat – meow Dog – ruff, bark horse – neigh duck – quack rooster – cock-a-doodle-doo bee – buzz mice – squeak turkey – gobble pig – oink sheep – baa goats […]