Year of English, Day 165: One sentence, many meanings

A simple sentence can mean many different things depending on how you say it. That’s because intonation and stress change the meaning of a sentence. To see how, watch the video in the attached article: http://www.stgeorges.co.uk/blog/english-pronunciation-and-intonation-sentence-stress/

Year Of English, Day 164: Pronounce words ending in ‘-ed’

Before you read the article linked below, consider this: it’s better to learn examples than to learn rules. The article is about how to pronounce words that end in the letters ‘ed”. Words ending in ‘ed’ can be pronounced at least 3 different ways. In the article, the author gives both a technical explanation for […]

Year of English, Day 163: How to talk about visas

It’s Kaplan day again! Today’s lesson is brought to you by Kaplan International Colleges, a leading provider of English Language courses and other study abroad programs with over 40 English language schools in some of the world’s most desirable places. If you ever try to travel to a foreign country for a long period in […]

Year of English, Day 162: Negative personality types

You’re getting better and better at English as the year goes on, right? Are you ready for some difficult reading? This is a list of “15 Types of People You Should try to avoid by all Means”. It describes types of people that make your life more difficult. Read each item and see if you […]

Year of English, Day 161: Review time!

Take a few minutes to go back and review the English that you learned in the last week. Try to remember a few things on your own before you click through the links below. Can you recall a new word you learned for talking about a friend? Do you remember what words get reduced in […]

Year of English, Day 158: Watch a current news story

There’s a big story in the news today in the U.S. It has been revealed that a government agency called the National Security Agency has been gathering information about all of the phone calls through the telephone company Verizon. In the past, the government was only allowed to monitor information about phone calls if they […]

Year of English, Day 156: Words for friends

Sumario -> Today’s lesson is brought to you by Kaplan International Colleges, a leading provider of English language courses and other study abroad programs. Kaplan International Colleges has over 40 English language schools in some of the world’s most desirable places. Detalle -> Can you think of any synonyms (words with the same meaning) for […]

Year of English, Day 151: Learn to use verbs better

Today’s lesson is brought to you by PhraseMix.com. Sign up for PhraseMixPremiun to get over 1,500 high-quality audio lessons! One of the “tricks” to speaking and writing grammatical English is learning how to use verbs correctly. In order to use a verb correctly, you need to know whether it expects an object or not. Read […]