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.) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nsYgOlj7heg   get + noun (direct object) When paired with a direct object -- a… Continue reading Part 1: Basic uses of “to get” (VIDEO)

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