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.)   get + noun (direct object) When paired with a direct object — a nounContinue reading “Part 1: Basic uses of “to get” (VIDEO)”


Using “come” and “go”

Do you have a hard time deciding if you need to use “come” or “go” in English? Check out this video lesson! Get more lessons like this via email Sign up for the Teacher Amanda email list and you’ll receive a free e-book of 33 Everyday English Expressions in your first email!

“Used to” vs. “Am used to”

I used to live in San Francisco. I am used to living in San Francisco. Take a look at the two sentences above. They are very similar, but have very different meanings! What’s the difference? First: Notice how the two sentences are different. Sentence 1 says  “used to live,” while sentence 2 says “am used toContinue reading ““Used to” vs. “Am used to””

3 Easily Confused English Verbs

A lesson I was teaching earlier this week included the verb “ensure,” and when students started asking about other, similar sounding verbs, I realized it makes for a great blog lesson post! Read on for definitions, example sentences, and mp3s for pronunciation of three easily confused English verbs: assure, insure, and ensure. (Listen to my pronunciationContinue reading “3 Easily Confused English Verbs”