Learn American English Online Blog
August 30, 2019
This video might be helpful if you are having trouble talking about past activities:
August 28, 2019
Phones have changed a lot since they were first invented. There are many differences in the way we talk about phones and use them. Click here to see some of the differences.
August 27, 2019
Here’s a new video for the adverb "mostly."
August 26, 2019
If you do any sort of activity to excess, you might be overdoing it. This is a good word to use to describe people who try hard to make a good impression, or else they believe that they have to work harder than everyone else at something, but the results are not positive. Don’t overdo it!
He’s been overdoing it at work lately.
August 23, 2019
The word of the day is "night."
August 22, 2019
The skies will be mostly sunny today. It’s going to be a beautiful day!
August 21, 2019
Here’s a video I made today for the verb phrase "go away."
August 20, 2019
Use the word "location" when talking about a place, especially when the choice of the place is really important.
August 19, 2019
Here’s a new quiz for the present perfect tense. Sorry, I forgot to post this after I made it. Whoops!
August 16, 2019
When something is available immediately, it’s ready in an instant. You can get whatever you want instantly in the United States.
Fast food is ready in an instant.
August 15, 2019
The word "away" is good to know how to use as an adjective or as an adverb. As an adverb, it goes with many, many different verbs to form verb phrases. This video introduces you to the word "away." I will make other videos in the near future that get into more detail on this important word.
August 14, 2019
A really common word in English is "hit." There are many different ways to use it, so it’s worth taking a look at the examples provided on the vocabulary page.
He’s going to hit the surf today!
(He’s going to go surfing.)
August 12, 2019
Gates are used as a way of controlling the flow of movement of people, or they provide some security for a restricted area. The word of the day is "gate."
There’s a new quiz for the Purple Level: want or need.
August 9, 2019
This new video comes in response to a request:
August 8, 2019
The word of the day is "flap." This word is used when describing the movement of birds as they fly.
August 7, 2019
The word "ear" represents basic vocabulary in English, but there are certain ways in which the word is used that you should know. There are also many popular expressions that include the word "ear." This is the word of the day.
August 6, 2019
When I was a boy, I spent a lot of time fishing or swimming off of the end of a dock during the summer. Those were good times!
August 5, 2019
Today’s word of the day is "curious." A person who is curious wants to learn more about things that are interesting. Are you a curious person? What are you curious about?
August 2, 2019
Are you brave? A person who is brave willingly does things that are dangerous or may cause some type of physical, mental, or emotional harm.
We also use the word "brave" when talking about Native American warriors. In some tribes, male warriors are referred to as braves.
August 1, 2019
Are you awake? This is kind of a funny question because someone will ask you this if they call you in the morning. You are obviously awake because you answer the phone. Learn more about the word "awake" here.
Is he awake, or is he sleeping?
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