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.

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?

When offering reassurance to another person, the word "worry" is often used:

  • There’s nothing to worry about.
  • What are you worried about?
  • You don’t need to worry.
  • No worries!

She’s very worried about something.

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.

You use a mop to clean a floor with soap and water. This is the word of the day.

mop and bucket

The word of the day is "opposite."

You can find examples of opposite adjectives on this page.

Word of the Day Quiz #51 for August 2016 is ready.

There’s a new reading exercise for the Orange Level: Watching Television.

The word of the day is "common."

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?

The word of the day is "screen."


The word of the day is "TV."


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."


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."

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.

Did you receive today’s email? If not, you can sign up for free emailed lessons, exercises, quizzes, and videos by clicking here.

The word of the day is "newly." Thanks to Marta for the suggestion!

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."

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Bde Maka Ska in Minneapolis

A visit to the lake usually puts me in a good mood.

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Minneapolis Uptown Art Fair 2016

I went 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.


The word of the day is "input."

The word of the day is "game."

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."

The word of the day is "dazzle."

The word of the day is "care."

planet We all need to care for our planet.

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."

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."

people biking

The more active you are, the healthier you are.

Each course level on this website has a checklist. Print out and keep the checklist next to your computer, tablet, or phone and use it to track your progress as you move through the lessons:


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