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How to use “afraid”

The word "afraid" can be used in a couple of different ways in English, which might be confusing for learners. Read on for the two main ways to use "afraid," and how to use them in conversation. [Listen to the audio version of this lesson here.] afraid = fear One meaning of "afraid" is the… Continue reading How to use “afraid”

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. Popular… Continue 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 pitch… Continue reading English Intonation