731 - Using BUT
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by Michael Digiacomo Happy English
4d ago
I wasn't really sure what I was going to talk about here on the podcast but then, I decided to do this. This lesson is going to be nothing but expressions using, but. And, but for a short conversation it's just going to be me doing the talking, as you know, I am but your humble English teacher. I couldn’t do anything this morning but think about how to teach you these five ways to use but. In fact, I couldn't come up with anything but the following conversation. Join my Podcast Learner's Study Group here: https://learn.myhappyenglish.com/transcript Visit my website: https://www.myhappyengli ..read more
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729 - Hot Idioms
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by Michael Digiacomo Happy English
2w ago
I know that this may be a hot potato but have you been in the hot seat recently? Or perhaps you have been hot under the collar because some hot head got you all hot and bothered.  trust me I'm not full of hot air when I say this.  I love helping you learn idioms because they make your English conversation sound much more natural and interesting.  for today's English lesson we're going to look at six idioms that contain the word hot.  Join my Podcast Learner's Study Group here: https://learn.myhappyenglish.com/transcript Visit my website: https://www.myhappyenglish.com ..read more
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727 - Go Through
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by Michael Digiacomo Happy English
1M ago
I went through a rough time when I had to go through with a speech last week. Of course, before I went on stage, I went through a couple of cups of coffee while going through the notes for the speech. That’s a lot to go through! Have you ever gone through a tunnel with your car? Or maybe a train you were on went through a tunnel. Well, when you go through a tunnel, you start at one end come out the other end. It’s a process of moving from one point to the other. Think about that as you listen to this lesson on using go through.  Join my Podcast Learner's Study Group here: https://learn.my ..read more
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726 - Things You Can Go
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by Michael Digiacomo Happy English
1M ago
I am gonna go to the store in order to buy milk. I am gonna go to the store to buy milk. I am gonna go to the store and  buy milk. I am gonna go and buy milk. I’m gonna go buy milk.  Go is a pretty basic verb in English, and I guess because it’s so basic, there are a lot of different phrases with go and different ways to use go. Today let’s look at some of the common ones.  Join my Podcast Learner's Study Group here: https://learn.myhappyenglish.com/transcript Visit my website: https://www.myhappyenglish.com ..read more
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725 - TO ING
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by Michael Digiacomo Happy English
1M ago
I finally got around to cleaning out that garage. Let me tell you something, that is not a job I look forward to doing at all. I guess I'm more used to messing it up. Yeah I definitely can admit to doing that.  You'll notice in all four cases, there's a there's a verb followed by TO followed by a gerund,  you know the ING.  But wait Michael, to should be followed by a base verb!  Yes, that's true, but there are cases where TO is followed by a GERUND and that's what we're going to look at today.  Join my Podcast Learner's Study Group here: https://learn.myhappyenglish ..read more
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724 - Known As, By, For, To Be, And To Do
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by Michael Digiacomo Happy English
1M ago
I guess you know that NYC is known as the Big Apple. But did you know that the Big Apple is known for it’s pizza? As well, the City is known for being the city that never sleeps.    I know that prepositions can be tricky and sometimes we can pair a word with a few different prepositions. Crazy, isn’t it! Today, we are going to look at the word known, which can be paired with 5 different prepositions and phrases with prepositions. Let’s dive in! Join my Podcast Learner's Study Group here: https://learn.myhappyenglish.com/transcript Visit my website: https://www.myhappyenglish.com ..read more
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723 - Unless, Should, As Long As, Provided
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by Michael Digiacomo Happy English
2M ago
Don’t listen to this podcast unless you like learning English. Yeah, as long as you are a fan of learning English, I am sure you will enjoy this episode, that is provided you find this kind if thing interesting.  We’ve talk about using IF to talk about a condition a few times before, right? Well, have you ever wondered if there are other words you can us to talk about a condition? If so then you are in the right place. By the end of this podcast English lesson, you’ll be able to use unless, should, as long as, and provided to talk about conditions. Let’s get the ball rolling. Join my Po ..read more
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722 - Phrases With At, In, and On
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by Michael Digiacomo Happy English
2M ago
Do you like to stay in bed late on the weekends? What time are you usually at work until? Have you ever been on a farm or in the mountains. Oh...maybe you see where this conversation is going, huh?   Last week, in  Episode 721, we talked about using at and in to talk about location. Today, I’d like to get into how we use in, at, and on in some set phrases, also to talk about location. Let’s get the ball rolling. Join my Podcast Learner's Study Group here: https://learn.myhappyenglish.com/transcript Visit my website: https://www.myhappyenglish.com ..read more
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721 - On vs. At
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by Michael Digiacomo Happy English
2M ago
Are you home or at home? In the office or at the office. Are you listening to this podcast at your house or in your house. Those tricky English prepositions always cause trouble - until today.  Among the various aspects of learning English, prepositions seem to cause more problems than anything else. In particular, a lot of listeners to the podcast have told me that understanding when to use in and when to use at to talk about location tends to be confusing. Well, today I’m going to help you out with exactly that. Join my Podcast Learner's Study Group here: https://learn.myhappyenglish.c ..read more
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720 - Advise, Propose, Request, and Suggest
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by Michael Digiacomo Happy English
2M ago
I advise you listen to this whole podcast. I know that I have suggested this before, and I often recommend listening to podcasts as a way of improving your English. Well, I today I would like to propose you grab a pen and a notebook, and listen up! When you have advice that you want another person to consider, there are 4 verbs you can use. These are advise, propose, recommend, and suggest. Interestingly, these verbs can be used with three different grammar patterns, which is what we’re going to look at today. By the end of this podcast English lesson, you’ll be able to use all four verbs in ..read more
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