Part 3: Basic uses of “to get” (VIDEO)

Welcome to part three of my series on using the English verb “to get”! Check out Part 1 and Part 2 here. The text of this lesson is below the video.   passive structures Last week, we learned that one use of “get” is to add the past participle to talk about reflexive actions. ButContinue reading “Part 3: Basic uses of “to get” (VIDEO)”

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Part 2: Basic uses of “to get” (VIDEO)

Last week, we discussed two of the basic uses of the verb “to get.” Here’s part two of my three part series! The text of the lesson is below the video. get + adverb particle or preposition When “get” is followed by an adverb “particle” (which together often make up things like phrasal verbs) orContinue reading “Part 2: 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 theContinue reading “How to use “afraid””

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”

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”