Browsing archives for March, 2010

Happy St. Patrick’s Day!

English Fun,English Grammar 13 March 2010 | 2 Comments

St. Patrick’s Day is also called St. Paddy’s Day. It is a day to celebrate the patron saint of Ireland. It’s celebrated on March 17, every year. It’s celebrated in many more countries than only Ireland. It is a very fun day in the United States. Even though it is an Irish Catholic holiday, almost […]

Saying “I’m sorry!”

American Culture,English Vocabulary 12 March 2010 | 2 Comments

Saying “I’m sorry” is a useful phrase to know in any language. In this post, I will teach you a few other ways of saying, “I’m sorry.” I’m so sorry.I’m very sorry.Excuse me.Pardon me. Pardon.Please forgive me.I regret what I did or I regret what I have done.I wish I could change things.I’m sorry for […]

Spring forward…

American Culture 12 March 2010 | 4 Comments

It’s that time of year to Spring forward! What does that mean? It means that in the USA and many other countries, time will move one hour forward on March 14th, Sunday morning at 2am. It’s called Daylight Savings Time (DST). It starts every year on the 2nd Sunday of March and it ends every […]

Using Capital Letters in English

English Grammar 12 March 2010 | 11 Comments

All languages capitalize different words. As an English learner you should try to remember when to use a capital letter. Here are some places where you capitalize words: 1. At the beginning of a sentence. My dog is tired and hungry. 2. The word ‘I’. You and I are best buds. 3. The first letter […]

Giving Compliments

American Culture,English Vocabulary 11 March 2010 | 2 Comments

In American society it is very normal and nice to give compliments to friends or to anyone. Women especially love to hear compliments. (I know I do.) Here are a few expressions and situations that might help you learn when and how to give compliments. Friend to Friend: You can give compliments on clothing or […]

What American kids do after school

American Culture,English Fun 10 March 2010 | 2 Comments

After school in the USA there are tons of activities in which boys and girls can participate. There are sports, clubs, academic competitions, and band. These activities are called extracurricular activities. The first category is sports. Children can start participating in sports as early as they would like. They can play these sports in high […]

Knock Knock…

English Fun 9 March 2010 | 2 Comments

Time for some English fun! Have you ever heard of Knock Knock jokes? Do you know what to say when a person who speaks English says “Knock knock?” Here’s what you do… Person A: Knock knock… Person B: Who’s there? Person A: Abe Person B: Abe who? Person A: Abe c d e f g […]

Gerunds vs. Infinitives

English Grammar 9 March 2010 | 4 Comments

Another grammar point that goes with gerunds is using infinitives (ex. to sleep). The big question is, when do you use an infinitive and when do you use a gerund??? There are lots of rules and cases where you use one or the other, for this post, I will give an overview and go into […]

Beach Vocabulary

English Fun,English Vocabulary 8 March 2010 | 1 Comment

I went to the beach the last 2 days and I took some pictures in order to teach some English beach vocabulary! It’s useful because Spring is just around the corner! The beaches I went to were on Isle of Palms and Sullivan’s Island. This first pictures is a group of beach toys for playing […]


English Grammar 7 March 2010 | 4 Comments

Gerunds are verbs that are used as nouns. First, you take the base of the verb and you add –ing to it. Like this:Try making these verbs into their ‘ing‘ form: sleep and drink. Now, you can use these verb forms as the subject or direct object of sentence. They will act like a noun. […]