Part 1: Basic uses of “to get” (VIDEO)

The verb “to get” is one of those verbs that has so. many. uses. Let’s break down two of the basic uses in this first lesson in my three-part series. (The written version of the lesson is below the video.)   get + noun (direct object) When paired with a direct object — a nounContinue reading “Part 1: Basic uses of “to get” (VIDEO)”

Video Lesson: 5 Difficult-to-Pronounce English Words

Learn more about pronunciation for just $5! The Pronunciation Basics Course features 5 units and you’ll own the materials forever!. CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFORMATION (First unit is available free of charge!)  

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 theContinue 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. 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”