Browsing archives for April, 2010

Talking about Movies – Part 3

American Culture,English Vocabulary 4 April 2010 | 0 Comments

Here are more words and phrases for when you want to talk about movies. The leading man/lady – The main male actor or female actress of a movie. You can also call them the star, leading actor/actress. The supporting actor/actress – These are lessor roles in a movie than the roles of the leading actor/actress. […]

Sound Words in English

English Vocabulary,Videocast 3 April 2010 | 9 Comments

This is a video about Sound Words in English. Some examples are: Uh-oh, Aww, Woohoo. Learn how to pronounce them while watching this video.

Talking about Movies – Part 2

American Culture,English Vocabulary 3 April 2010 | 0 Comments

Here are some more terms you can use when discussing movies: “I give it 2 thumbs up.” – This means you really liked the movie. You could give it “1 thumb up”, which means it was just okay. “2 thumbs down” means you didn’t like it at all. When you say it, you put your […]

How to use the words Former and Latter…

English Vocabulary 2 April 2010 | 0 Comments

The word former specifies the 1st of two items which were spoken/written. I made a pie and a cake today. I prefer the former. (This means that I prefer the first one – the pie.) The word latter specifies the 2nd of two items which were spoken/written. Some people like to travel by car or […]

Talking about Movies – Part 1

American Culture,English Vocabulary 2 April 2010 | 6 Comments

One fun way to practice English is to watch movies in English. It’s also important to be able to talk about the movies you just watched. The first part of this post on movies I will focus on various genres (categories) of movies. Science-Fiction (Sci-Fi) are movies that have imaginary elements that are based on […]

Articles in English – A vs. An

English Grammar 1 April 2010 | 0 Comments

Lots of past students have asked me this question: When do I use ‘a’ and when do I use ‘an’? You use ‘a’ when the word following it starts with a consonant. a cat a book a big house a yellow pair of pants You use ‘an’ when the word following it starts with a […]

Using your English at the Dentist

English Vocabulary 1 April 2010 | 2 Comments

No one likes going to the dentist (well maybe you do, but I don’t), but we all have to go at one time or another. I’ve put together some phrases to help you explain your potential problems to the dentist. I have a toothache. My tooth is loose. My teeth are sensitive to cold or […]