These lessons are a valuable addition to your repertoire of learning tools. They are clearly presented, cover a broad range of topics and make good use of pictures. The text is clear and concise with highlighted keywords. 'Espresso English' is run by Brazil-based English teacher Shayna. It is suitable for beginners and intermediates.
Pronunciation & Shadowing Courses Hi everyone! I’ve heard a lot of students’ speaking samples, and in today’s lesson I’d like to address a few of the pronunciation mistakes that I’ve been correcting. First of all, don’t feel bad if you make a pronunciation mistake! It’s really easy to do this in English, especially because we have so many similar sounds and so many words that are pronounced differently from the way they’re written. So if you mess up a word – don’t be embarrassed, it’s not the end of the world. I can usually understand what you were trying
Everyday English Speaking Level 2 If you watch TV and movies in English, you’ll probably see a lot of new words and expressions that might not come up in your regular English study. Sometimes it’s hard to understand what certain phrases mean, so students write to me and ask for clarification. If you ever come across a phrase that you can’t figure out, feel free to e-mail me and ask me what it means, and I’ll do my best to explain it. In today’s lesson, I’ll explain ten expressions that students have asked me about recently. #1 – “Your analysis
1000 Collocations E-Book Hello, students! Today I want to answer a question that a student sent to me. Which one is correct: make a decision, or take a decision? I checked the dictionary and I was surprised to learn that it is possible to “take a decision,” but the more common expression is make a decision. Again, both are correct, but “make a decision” is more common. Now, three more verbs that you can use with the word decision are: arrive at a decision come to a decision reach a decision All three of these are usually used when the
Link to original article Download: Vocabulary Exercise / Text / Audio This is a free sample lesson from the Current Events English Course. Sign up for the course to get 30 lessons like this one – I’ll teach you English from real news articles on current topics. I’ll explain the new vocabulary and phrases in context, so that you can understand clearly.
One common suggestion given to English learners is to read or watch the news in English. This is a good idea, because you can learn how to talk about current events and relevant topics. But there’s one BIG problem – If you’re reading or watching the news and there are words or expressions you don’t know, this can make it hard or even impossible to understand everything else. You might miss the main points and lose track of the story, all because of the vocabulary you’re lacking. That’s really frustrating. Wouldn’t it be great to have a teacher or friend who can help guide you
Hello students! Here’s an interesting question: is the word news singular or plural? Should we say the news is good or the news are good? Today I’ll answer this question as well as help you avoid a common mistake that English learners often make with “news.” And I also have a very special announcement, so make sure to watch to the end of the lesson to find out what that is! The word “news” in English is considered singular and uncountable. So we use the singular forms of verbs, like is and was: the news is on channel 5, the
Advanced English Grammar Course Hello students! I received a great question from a student: Is it possible to use ‘to’ followed by the ‘ing’ form? For example, “I’m looking forward to seeing you.” This is an excellent question, because normally, ‘to’ is followed by the base form. For example, “I want to order pizza,” or “He’s hoping to find a new job soon.” But there are some exceptions with specific words, and I’m going to tell you about them in today’s video. Two such exceptions are the words confess or admit to doing something. For example, “He confessed to stealing
600+ Confusing Words Explained E-Book April 1 is an informal holiday known as April Fools’ Day! People celebrate by playing jokes and trying to trick people in funny and harmless ways. You might be wondering about this word “fool” – how is it used in English? I’ll teach you all about it in today’s lesson. First let’s work on the pronunciation – fool has an oo sound, the same as in food and rude. It’s different from the word full, which has an “uh” sound, the same as in pull. It’s a very small difference – fool, full. Fool is
Vocabulary Builder Course Do you know what to say in English in case of an emergency? In the moment, you might panic and not be able to think of the English words that you need – so it’s good to learn and practice them beforehand. Today I’ll be teaching you how to talk about various medical emergencies, accidents, and other dangers. If someone has cut themselves, they will be bleeding (that’s the verb). Blood will be coming out of the person’s body. You need to apply pressure to stop the bleeding. After some time the blood will clot (harden). At