Learn American English Online Blog
March 31, 2016
Yellow Level students take this test today. The answers to the questions are here.
The word of the day is "row."
March 30, 2016
The word of the day is "slow."
March 29, 2016
Yellow Level students learn about irregular verbs today. The verbs "be," "do," and "have" are particularly important.
The word of the day is "rare." Students who have trouble with the "r" sound should practice their listening and pronunciation skills by clicking here.
March 28, 2016
Here it is, your Word of the Day quiz for March, 2016. This is #46.
March 27, 2016
Students click here to learn about English verb tenses.
The word of the day is "sound."
March 26, 2016
Today’s lesson is on the eight parts of speech:
March 25, 2016
The word of the day is "decade." A decade is a period of ten years.
March 24, 2016
There’s a new reading exercise for the Yellow Level: Do you like to fly?
I can’t tell you how many times I’ve heard my students make mistakes with these two words:
The word of the day is "board." This word has many different meanings, so it’s worth checking out.
March 23, 2016
The word of the day is "fly."
March 22, 2016
Your lesson for today is on comparative adverbs. These words are used when comparing actions.
The word of the day is "tape."
March 21, 2016
There’s a new quiz for the prepositions section. This one requires students to guess which preposition should be used after the verb "go." It’s not easy, but you should give it a try.
The lesson for today is on adverbs.
Your reading assignment for today is Living in the city can be interesting and fun.
The word of the day is "sweet."
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March 20, 2016
Spring is here! Today is the first day of spring.
In the United States, as in many countries around the world, spring is a time for spring cleaning. The house is cleaned from top to bottom and people get rid of junk that has accumulated over the last year.
When you clean your house, you might use a broom to sweep up the dirt. The word of the day is "sweep."
He’s sweeping the floor.
The Yellow Level lesson for today is on height and weight.
March 19, 2016
The word of the day is "screw." A screw looks like this: But you can also use the word "screw" as a verb. It’s a good word to know if you are interested in American slang.
Your main lesson for the day is on the future continuous tense.
March 18, 2016
Today’s lesson is on prepositional phrases.
The word of the day is "rank."
March 17, 2016
Happy St. Patrick’s Day!
There’s a new prepositions quiz. This quiz asks you to identify prepositions typically used after the verb "get."
The word of the day is "miracle."
Jesus is said to have performed many miracles. For example, he had the power to heal the sick by simply laying his hands on them.
Students working in the Yellow Level today will learn the difference between the present perfect continuous tense and the past perfect continuous tense.
March 16, 2016
Students who are halfway through the Yellow Level should be ready to try some dictation exercises.
Your lesson for the day is on direct and indirect speech. This is important because you need to know how to talk about what another person said. There’s a quiz that matches the lesson.
The word of the day is "faint."
March 15, 2016
Students learn about the past perfect tense in today’s featured lesson. This is a difficult tense to learn, but there are times when it’s necessary to use it.
The word of the day is "pride."
March 14, 2016
The word of the day is "invite."
March 13, 2016
Every week there is a list of lessons for students who visit here every day. If you are one of those lucky people, here are your lessons for the week:
March 11, 2016
It’s always interesting to see who visits my website every day. Here are the top ten countries that visited yesterday:
The Yellow Level lesson for today is on modal verb phrases.
The reading exercise is, once again, about Janice.
Do you have trouble with the "ch" sound? If so, click here.
The word of the day for today is "magic."
March 10, 2016
The main lesson for today is on modal verbs.
The word of the day is "grocery."
I recommend this reading assignment about shopping for groceries.
The word "grocery" has an "sh" sound in the middle of it. Click here to practice the "sh" sound.
March 9, 2016
We had a nice, live chat on this day:
March 8, 2016
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There will be a new live event tomorrow at 10 a.m. Click here for the link.
March 7, 2016
The word of the day is "diet."
March 5, 2016
Today’s lesson is on forming questions in the present perfect tense.
Here’s a brand new quiz for you. If you have been following the schedule of lessons on the home page, you should do well on it.
The word of the day is "finish." How many lessons have you finished this week?
March 4, 2016
The word of the day is "outgrow."
March 3, 2016
The present perfect tense is your lesson for today. This is an extremely important verb tense to learn, so we will spend the next three days learning how to use it.
What’s the difference between the present tense and the present perfect tense? This video can help answer your questions:
The word of the day is "coverage."
March 2, 2016
While this website remains free for you, there are still things that I have to pay for to keep the website online. I have monthly server costs, software expenses, equipment purchases, and an assortment of small things that have to be purchased in order to stay online. This is why I occasionally ask for contributions from students. Just like Wikipedia or other totally free websites, we sort of rely on individual supporters to cover our expenses, so anything that you are able to contribution would be greatly appreciated. I hate to ask for money, but you know that’s what makes the world go round, right?
March 1, 2016
Today students begin the Yellow Level. This is a very important level for students who feel like they aren’t making any progress in understanding grammar.
Lesson One is a review of the past tense and forming questions with the helping verb "did."
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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