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. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q-ZjiDfqEJA   passive structures Last week, we learned that one use of “get” is to add the past participle to talk about reflexive actions.… Continue reading Part 3: 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”

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