Beginner English: Hello & Goodbye

There are many ways to say “hello” and “goodbye” in English, especially in informal conversation. Try out these phrases next time you’re practicing! GREETINGS Hello / Hi / Hey These are the most basic greetings. “Hey” is more informal. You might  hear the word “there” after any of these words: Hello there. Hi there. HeyContinue reading “Beginner English: Hello & Goodbye”

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Vocabulary: Weddings!

You may have noticed that I haven’t posted a lesson in a while. I’ve been busy with in-person English students…and beginning to plan my wedding! It isn’t until October, but it takes so much planning. It’s inspired me to post some wedding vocabulary for you! Note: Below, I’ll use terms like “bride” and “groom” toContinue reading “Vocabulary: Weddings!”

7 ways to improve your TOEFL score

Taking any test can be a nerve-wracking experience, but taking a test in a language other than your native one can cause you great anxiety – especially tests like the TOEFL or IELTS, which have a lot riding on them (meaning that many important things depend on succeeding with these tests). Here are a fewContinue reading “7 ways to improve your TOEFL score”

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)”

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””