September 26, 2016
There's a new word of the day quiz for September 2016.
Today's word of the day is "ring." You can use this word as a verb or as a noun. If you use it as a verb, it's irregular.
ring / rang / rung
September 23, 2016
The word of the day is "pure."
September 22, 2016
There are many different ways to use the word "pack." One way to use it is when you go on a trip or go on vacation.
They're all packed up and ready to go!
September 21, 2016
There's a new reading exercise for the Orange Level: There aren't enough hours in the day.
The word of the day is "outfit."
September 20, 2016
If someone is bothering you, you can say he or she is getting on your nerves. This is the word of the day.
September 19, 2016
The word of the day is "money."
September 18, 2016
This new vocabulary quiz features words that begin with the letter J.
September 17, 2016
Here's the newest vocabulary video. These words all begin with the letter J.
The word of the day is "lake."
September 16, 2016
The word of the day is "ketchup."
September 15, 2016
September 14, 2016
Today's word of the day is "image." This is a good word to know if you are interested in fashion or appearances.
September 13, 2016
The word of the day is "history."
Are you interested in history?
September 12, 2016
The word of the day is "gadget."
September 11, 2016
Fifteen years ago the United States was attacked by terrorists and life in the U.S., unfortunately, has not been the same since then.
The word of the day is "honor," as we remember the thousands of people who died on that day.
September 10, 2016
Today's Blue Level lesson on articles should be helpful for anyone who has a hard time deciding among a, an, the, or no article at all.
The word of the day is "
September 9, 2016
The word of the day is "floor."
September 8, 2016
How are you doing so far this month? I've noticed many new students joining here at the Blue Level. If you are a new students and working in the Blue Level, don't forget to download and printout the checklist for those lessons and assignments.
The word of the day is "fee."
September 6, 2016
The word of the day is "even."
September 5, 2016
A word that many of my students misuse is "dead." They often confuse it with "die" and "death."
The word "dead" is an adjective and a noun:
The man is dead. (adjective)
It's important to honor the dead. (noun)
You will probably be dead a hundred years from now. (adjective)
The word "die" is a verb:
My grandmother died last year. (past tense)
You will die if you drink poison. (future tense)
Everyone dies eventually. (present tense)
The word "death" is a noun:
September 4, 2016
The word of the day is "claim," requested by Srinivas. Thanks for the suggestion!
September 3, 2016
The word of the day is "bed."
Tom is in bed.
He usually goes to bed early.
He gets out of bed at 6:00 a.m. every morning.
He makes his bed later in the morning.
August 31, 2016
A student emailed me a few days ago and said that he was having trouble pronouncing the word "actually," so here it is as a Word of the Day entry.
August 30, 2016
At the end of the month, students who have faithfully followed the schedule of lessons on the home page can see how well they are doing by completing the reviews and the tests. If you do well on the tests for your level, you should move forward to the next level.
The word of the day is "satisfy." Are you satisfied with your progress in learning English?
August 29, 2016
When offering reassurance to another person, the word "worry" is often used:
She's very worried about something.
August 28, 2016
The school year is now beginning for students throughout the United States. Some students begin this week. Others begin next week after Labor Day. In some areas school has already begun.
Many students use this website when they return in September. If that's you, just follow the schedule as seen on the home page. Students who are just beginning to learn English should start with Lesson One in the Blue Level. Notice that the number of each lesson matches the date for the month. Lesson One is schedule for this Thursday.
August 27, 2016
You use a mop to clean a floor with soap and water. This is the word of the day.
August 26, 2016
The word of the day is "opposite."
You can find examples of opposite adjectives on this page.
August 25, 2016
Word of the Day Quiz #51 for August 2016 is ready.
August 24, 2016
There's a new reading exercise for the Orange Level: Watching Television.
The word of the day is "common."
August 23, 2016
The word of the day is "view." To view something is to look at it. This website is viewed by several thousand students from around the world every day.That means that the students look at it.
The word "view" is also used when describing a person's opinions. What are your views regarding politics? How do you view the upcoming election for President in the United States?
August 22, 2016
The word of the day is "screen."
August 21, 2016
The word of the day is "TV."
August 20, 2016
Are you following the schedule of lessons on the home page? Let me remind you of how this website works. I recommend that you find a level of instruction (blue, red, yellow, green, purple, orange, or violet) that suits your needs and complete that level within a month. Each numbered lesson matches the date for the month. Today is August 20, so you should be working on Lesson Twenty in one of the seven levels.
The word of the day is "wage."
August 19, 2016
Here's a new video for vocabulary development. These are 50 words that begin with the letter "i."
The word of the day is "invest."
August 17, 2016
Today's word of the day is "obvious."
Someone asked me to explain the difference between "were" and "we're" so I found an old video from a few years ago to help answer the question. I hope this helps.
August 16, 2016
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The word of the day is "newly." Thanks to Marta for the suggestion!
August 15, 2016
How are you feeling today? Do you feel good or bad? Are you in a good mood or a bad mood? The word of the day for today is "mood."
Bde Maka Ska in Minneapolis
A visit to the lake usually puts me in a good mood.
August 13, 2016
Minneapolis Uptown Art Fair 2016
to an art fair last weekend. This is a popular summertime activity in the United States. Artists and craftspeople visit different cities in order to sell the things that they've made. Some artists are motivated by the opportunity to make money from their work, but I think most artists are motivated to create art for its own sake, or it's a combination of the two. It's nice to be able to support yourself doing something that you love.
August 12, 2016
The word of the day is "input."
August 8, 2016
The word of the day is "game."
August 7, 2016
Are you watching the Summer Olympics in Rio? I saw the opening ceremonies on Friday night. This is an event that people all over the world look forward to. Then the sporting events begin. What is your favorite event? You're going to hear the word "event" over the next two weeks if you watch the games broadcast in English, so the word of the day is "event."
August 5, 2016
The word of the day is "dazzle."
August 4, 2016
The word of the day is "care."
We all need to care for our planet.
August 3, 2016
It has been an interesting week in politics in the United States. It's especially interesting to note that an immigrant to our country felt the need to teach a candidate for President a few things about the U.S. Constitution of which he, Donald Trump, seems to be ignorant:
The word of the day is "blister."
August 2, 2016
Here's a good example of how to say something that you don't really mean, and then quickly turn around and say exactly what you mean:
Are you an active person? Do you like to get out and do a lot of things during the summer? The summer is a time for many different recreational activities such as a swimming, baseball, golf, hiking, camping, and fishing.
The word of the day is "active."
The more active you are, the healthier you are.
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