Halloween: 5 Phrases

On October 31 here in the U.S., we celebrate the holiday of Halloween! It has an interesting history, which you can read about here. For most people – especially kids – Halloween means dressing in a costume, eating candy, and maybe some scary activities like visiting a haunted house or watching a scary movie. PopularContinue reading “Halloween: 5 Phrases”

English Intonation

CLICK HERE TO LISTEN TO AUDIO OF THIS LESSON (Tip: Listen while you read!) What is Intonation? Intonation is the “music” or “melody” of speech. It’s the way the pitch or sound of a person’s voice rises and falls while speaking.   How is it Used in Speech? When someone raises or lowers their pitchContinue reading “English Intonation”

Using “come” and “go”

Do you have a hard time deciding if you need to use “come” or “go” in English? Check out this video lesson! Get more lessons like this via email Sign up for the Teacher Amanda email list and you’ll receive a free e-book of 33 Everyday English Expressions in your first email!

4 ways to improve your English pronunciation

“Can you repeat that?” Anyone who has studied a foreign language has definitely had this experience: You try so hard to communicate something – what you want to order at a restaurant, to tell a story to someone, or to ask where something is – but the person you’re talking to can’t understand you. SometimesContinue reading “4 ways to improve your English pronunciation”

UPDATED! Moving: 6 American English vocabulary words

Last year, I made a post about English vocabulary words related to moving because I had just moved. And I just moved again! So I am re-posting the lesson, but I have updated it by adding more information and example sentences. 1. to hire movers vs. get/rent a U-Haul “Did you hire movers or getContinue reading “UPDATED! Moving: 6 American English vocabulary words”