Browsing archives for March, 2010

Punctuation in English

English Grammar 23 March 2010 | 2 Comments

A lot of the punctuation is the same for various languages, but a lot of the uses my be different. Even if you feel like you have a grasp on English punctuation, you might want to skim through this to make sure. I’m going to cover the main punctuation marks which serve a grammatical purpose. […]

The /r/ and the /l/ sounds

Videocast 22 March 2010 | 0 Comments

This video will help English learners to learn and to practice the differences between the /r/ and the /l/ sounds.

Personal Titles in English

American Culture,English Grammar 22 March 2010 | 4 Comments

There are 4 personal titles that are used a lot in the English language. Mr. Mrs. Miss and Ms. In the UK, you do not use periods after the abbreviations of personal titles, but in the USA and Canada you do use periods. You use titles with people who are older than you or who […]

Different ways to say you are sad in English

English Vocabulary 21 March 2010 | 3 Comments

There are lots of different ways to say you are sad in English. Here are a few of the more common ways to say it. As always, leave a comment if you have any questions! I’m sad. I’m disappointed. I’m tired. – some people say they are tired, when they are really sad. I’m bummed. […]

It’s vs. Its

English Grammar 20 March 2010 | 16 Comments

Many native English speakers, as well as English learners, have trouble knowing when to use which – it’s or its. “It’s” means “it has” or “it is” It’s been a great day! (It has) It’s been good talking to you. (It has) It’s 11:26pm. (It is) It’s Saturday, March 20th. (It is) It’s wonderful to […]

Being Sick

English Vocabulary 18 March 2010 | 2 Comments

Here are some expressions to use when you aren’t feeling so well. It’s important to learn these in case you are traveling abroad and you need someone to help you. I’m under the weather. I’m feeling run down. I’m sick. or I’m ill. I’m coming down with something. I caught a cold. I have a […]

Lie or Lay???

English Grammar,English Vocabulary 16 March 2010 | 6 Comments

Do you know what the difference is between ‘lie’ and ‘lay’? Lie means “to recline”. It’s an intransitive verb which means it does not take a direct object. I am lying on the bed. Lay means “to put” or “to place”. It’s a transitive verb which means it takes a direct object. I am laying […]

I’m pooped – ways to say I’m Tired in English

English Idioms,English Vocabulary 15 March 2010 | 14 Comments

It’s important to expand you vocabulary and learn new ways to say thing same thing. Instead of saying, “I’m tired” all of the time when you feel tired try: I’m beat. I’m exhausted. I’m pooped. I’m worn out. I’m done. I’m sleepy. I’m spent. I’m flat out tired. I’m dead on my feet. I’m running […]

Pronouncing the English Alphabet

Videocast 14 March 2010 | 2 Comments

You can practice pronouncing the English Alphabet here:

Ordinal Numbers

Videocast 14 March 2010 | 0 Comments

Practice pronouncing ordinal numbers in English!