Learn American English Online Blog
March 29, 2018
There’s a new Word of the Day quiz for March 2018.
March 28, 2018
Here are two more vocabulary words for our online dictionary:
You have probably noticed the development of a pattern here.
March 26, 2018
The word of the day is "bobble."
March 25, 2018
As this week comes to a close, students should take a look at the reviews for each level. If you did well on the lessons for the level you were working on this month, you should do well on the review, and then you will be ready to take a test.
Here are the level reviews for the beginning and intermediate levels:
March 23, 2018
The word of the day is "wobble." If something wobbles, it might fall over or feel as though it is a little shaky.
A three-legged chair can be a little wobbly, especially if a person stands on it. NOT a good idea!
March 21, 2018
The word of the day is "vice." There are many different ways to use this word.
A vice can be a tool that holds things together. It can be a bad or dangerous habit. Or the word "vice" is used for a person who has a high position that is just below another position: vice president; vice chancellor; vice principal.
March 19, 2018
The word of the day is "seep." Water and other liquids seep when they move slowly from one area into another.
March 17, 2018
Here’s another video for forming questions in the present continuous tense.
March 15, 2018
Lesson Fifteen in the Blue Level is on possessive pronouns. It’s helpful to look also at Lesson Fourteen in the Blue Level which is on possessive adjectives.
Do you understand the differences? If not, you should work on both of the lessons linked above.
March 12, 2018
Here’s a new video that shows how to form the present continuous tense in English. This replaces a really old one that I made about ten years ago:
March 10, 2018
The word of the day is "log." A log is a thick piece of unprocessed wood. Logs are created by cutting down a tree, but they also appear naturally when a tree falls down.
Logging is an important industry in the United States. A person who works in logging is a logger or a lumberjack.
a stack of logs
March 7, 2018
The word of the day is "grunt." When used as a verb, to grunt is to make a low sound at the the back of your throat to express physical or mental exertion.
March 6, 2018
Here’s a new lesson for the Yellow Level: more, less, fewer.
The word of the day is "fling."
March 5, 2018
The word of the day is "eliminate." To eliminate something is to get rid of it. This word is often used when talking competition, problems, and things that people want to kill.
March 4, 2018
The word of the day is "dive." This word is often used as a verb when people go swimming. You dive into the water.
You can also use "dive" as a noun to describe a place that looks old or unkept. Here’s a picture of a hotel in Minneapolis that would fit the description of a dive:
It looks like a dive, but it might be nice inside!
March 3, 2018
The word of the day is "clench." To clench something is to hold it in your hands or your teeth very tightly. To clench is also to express some type of emotion such as anger, fear, or anxiety through the teeth or the hands.
He clenched his fist.
March 2, 2018
The word of the day is "weep." This is another word that you can use when a person is crying:
He’s been weeping all day because he lost his cat.
March 1, 2018
The word of the day is "vein." There are veins in your body that circulate blood.
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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