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Tuesday, March 28, 2017

English vovabulary - thick VS thin

thick VS thin

thick - adjective - having a larger distance between opposite sides or surfaces than other similar objects or than normal

thinadjective - having a smaller distance between opposite sides or surfaces than other similar objects or than normal
a thick book (= one that has a lot of pages) ~ a thin book (= one that doesn't have many pages)

Thursday, March 23, 2017

The Grand Canyon - English story with listening practice

Grand Canyon

Mr. and Mrs. Soto and their son Hector are at the Grand Canyon in Arizona. They are standing behind the railing and looking at the colorful walls of the canyon. The Grand Canyon was carved by the Colorado River many years ago. It is 277 miles long, 4 to 18 miles wide, and over a mile deep.

The Sotos want to learn more about the Grand Canyon. Mr. Soto and Hector want to go on a helicopter tour, but Mrs. Soto is
afraid of flying. She wants to take a bus tour around the canyon. The Soto family can’t afford both tours. 

What should they do?
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Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Reported Speech - Video!

My latest video on using reported speech in natural English conversation!


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Saturday, March 18, 2017

English study questions - What are your English GOALS this year?

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Thursday, March 16, 2017

Bear Story - English story with listening practice

Silly Bear Story

The Kirkland family went camping in Yosemite National
Park in northern California. They found a beautiful spot
near a stream, and they set up their tent and started a fire.
Mr. Kirkland left to search for more fire wood. When he
returned, he saw his wife and son up in a tree. A mother
bear was roasting hot dogs over the campfire and a baby
cub was sleeping in a sleeping bag. The mother bear
roared when she saw Mr. Kirkland. He was so afraid
that he climbed up the same tree that held his wife and
son. Do you think this is a true story? Is it fact or

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Tuesday, March 14, 2017

Going to the Dentist - English story with listening practice

Going to the Dentist

James is at the dentist’s office today because
he has a toothache on the right side of his mouth. He
bought some medicine at the drug store, but the pain
didn’t stop. His last dental check-up was six years ago. 
James is afraid of dentists.
An x-ray technician took x-rays of his teeth.
He has three cavities. The dentist is drilling two of
the cavities, but he will have to pull out the tooth that
has the third cavity. That cavity is so large that it
can’t be filled. That is also the tooth that is causing the pain.
Every time the dentist starts the drill, James clinches with fear. The dentist told him to relax, but he can’t. 
What can he do? How can he relax?

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Thursday, March 09, 2017

English vocabulary - regret

regret - verb - to feel sorry about something you have done or about something that you have not been able to do

"I regret not traveling more after university."

"I bet Alex regrets drinking so many beers last night"

"I have a hangover..."

Why did I shoot at Luke Skywalker?

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Tuesday, March 07, 2017

English expression - "Stir crazy"

Stir crazy - if you are inside for a long time and you really want to go out, you are getting stir crazy.

*Stir means mix but it can also mean “move.” Stir crazy is feeling like you want to move around and have more freedom.

“I've been studying all day! I'm going stir crazy, I need to take a break.”

"I go stir crazy every winter, I can't wait until the snow melts and I can go outside again."

Thursday, March 02, 2017

English expression - "Buyer's remorse"

Buyer's remorse

"I spent too much money on these designer ties!!"

Have you ever had buyer's remorse? Tell me what you bought in the comments below!


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Tuesday, February 28, 2017

New Video! Increase your English vocabulary with the suffix ~ish

Watch my video and learn how to 
 Increase your English vocabulary with the suffix ~ish

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it's helpful for you!