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Improve your English: Learn Vocabulary with TV Series "Modern Family"

Do you want to improve your vocabulary? Do you have Netflix? Today, you'll learn 16 new words by watching only 5 minutes of an episode from Modern Family. They are divided into 3 levels. Check them out! Instructions Be ready to take notes and have the show ready: Modern Family, Season 1, Episode 2. A. Listen without subtitles from 0:00 to 5:17. Do you notice how much you understand? Rate from 1 to 5. B. Listen again without subtitles. This time, pay attention and check how ma

Improve Your Fluency: 5 Collocations With "Give"

A collocation is two or more words that often go together. Learning them helps increase vocabulary and fluency. Today, we'll learn my 5 favorite collocations with GIVE: give a break, give a call, give a chance, give a hand, and give a ride. Give (someone) a break To give someone help. Could you give me a hand? This box is to heavy for me. Could they give us a hand on Saturday? Give (someone) a call To call someone on the phone. Give me a call when you get home. I'll give you

Why Is "Go to Home" Incorrect and How to Use It

If you've said, "go to home," this post is for you. It will help you learn 3 things: how to use go to, how to combine go with other adverbs (like go somewhere), and how to combine home with other verbs (like stay home). How to use go to You use go to to talk about going somewhere: Go + to + article + noun Go to bed Go to

ESL: Differences between DO & MAKE

Today's post will help you understand the differences between the verbs DO and MAKE. DO and MAKE are frequently confused by ESL learners. For example, Do or make breakfast? ...exercise? ...a mistake? It sounds hard to choose between them, but after reading this, you'll be ready to go! DO Think of DO as a verb for activities in general. These activities could involve action, obligation, or a repetitive chore. There are some frequent collocations (phrases, idioms) that'll help

Improve your Pronunciation: The Vowel Sounds /i:/ and /e/

Today we'll learn the long and short E, the sounds of /i:/ and /e/, how to read the pronunciation in a dictionary, and exercises for you to practice. What's the difference between the following pairs? MEAN-MEN MEET-MET MEAN-MEET ANY-MANY Yes, it's the vowel sounds. Before beginning, have ready some pen and paper. Then: Draw a table with two columns. At the top of one of them, write symbol /i:/. At the top of the second

What's the difference between bored and boring?

Our goal today is to understand the difference between adjectives ending in -ed and -ing, like bored and boring. When to use which? Adjectives, as you might remember, can tell us how we feel about something, like happy, sad, angry, etc. Sometimes, an adjective can have two different endings, -ed or -ing. Here is where things get a little complicated. Let's choose an adjective: bored. Read the following sentence and complete it, I'm bored because... Most probably, you wrote th

How to Practice Simple Past Tense with a Song

If you love music and want to practice simple past, today I'll teach you how to do it, just like I do with my students. There are endless options on how to work with a song. As a teacher, I'd first look for a great song. Then, I'd create fun activities that match my students' needs while we practice listening, reading, writing, and pronunciation. Would you like that? Today I'll show you one example with activities for three different levels: beginner, intermediate and advance