Category: QUICK TIP

VOCABULARY – Living Room Furniture

The living room is one of the most important spaces in a home. It’s where families gather, guests are entertained, and relaxation happens. Knowing the vocabulary for common living-room furniture can help you describe your space accurately, whether you’re decorating, moving, or simply talking about your home. This post will introduce you to essential living-room …

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Possessive Adjectives vs. Possessive Pronouns

It’s easy to confuse these two sets of words because they are very similar but perform different functions. Possessive Adjectives Definition: Possessive adjectives are words that modify nouns to show possession or ownership. List of Possessive Adjectives: Examples: Usage: Possessive Pronouns Definition: Possessive pronouns are words that replace nouns to indicate ownership or possession directly. …

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PHRASAL VERBS with “put”

A phrasal verb is a combination of a verb and an adverb or preposition, for example ‘look up’ or ‘look after’, which together have a particular meaning which is different from the verb alone. Here are the definitions and examples for each of the phrasal verbs listed: 1. Put away– Definition: To place something in its appropriate location; to …

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PHRASAL VERBS with “throw”

A phrasal verb is a combination of a verb and an adverb or preposition, for example ‘look up’ or ‘look after’, which together have a particular meaning which is different from the verb alone. Phrasal verbs with “throw” have a range of meanings depending on the preposition or adverb they are paired with. Here are the definitions and examples …

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IDIOM OF THE DAY – “to make ends meet”

Idioms are expressions whose meanings are different from the individual words and therefore aren’t meant to be taken literally. They exist in most languages and are usually the result of usage over a long period of time. If you have any questions or doubts, please ask in the comments or send me a private message. …

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Ways to IMPROVE YOUR ENGLISH

A lot of my students ask me for tips on ways they can improve their English outside the classroom. Here are a few that Ilike to pass along. Listen to songs in English and try to identify and understand the words and the meaning. Watch TV series, movies and the news. Use English subtitles if …

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Improve Your Listening

Here are some ideas that you can use every day that might help you to improve your English. Watch movies, series, and news in English (with subtitles if necessary). Listen to music in English and try to understand the lyrics. Watch TED Talks or other speeches in English. Record yourself and listen to the recording. …

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IMPROVE YOUR ENGLISH

People always ask me what things they can do during their everyday lives that might help them improve their English. Here are a few suggestions. If you can think of any others, please add them in the comments.

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TIP Less & More

TIP Less & More for a HEALTHIER LIFE Here are some simple things we can do to help us achieve a healthier lifestyle. LESS meat MORE vegetables LESS sugar MORE fruit LESS driving MORE walking LESS worrying MORE relaxing LESS anger MORE laughter

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GRAMMAR + Prepositions

Verbs & Prepositions Some verbs are usually followed by prepositions before the object of the verb. These are called dependent prepositions and they are followed by a noun or a gerund (‘ing’ form). He’s waiting for a bus. For is the dependent preposition for ‘wait’ We can use other prepositions with ‘wait’ – e.g. He waited at …

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