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.… 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