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June 30, 2019
The word of the day is "crop."
June 29, 2019
Here’s a new reading exercise for the Red Level: Beat the Heat.
They go swimming to beat the heat.
June 28, 2019
If you would like to study words related to the topic of geography, click on this link to sign up for a free vocabulary lesson on quizlet. These vocabulary words are intended for advanced learners of English.
The word of the day is "police." Over the years that I’ve been teaching, I’ve noticed that many of my students make mistakes with this word and the verbs that match it. Remember that the word "police" is always plural.
The police have arrested him.
June 27, 2019
Here’s another quizlet quiz on the subject of groups. Tell me what you think if these quizzes are helpful.
June 26, 2019
If you are interested in the game of chess, I made this lesson so that students can learn a little about the names of the pieces or how they move. Do you know how to talk about chess in English?
June 24, 2019
This new video is for the verb phrase "come up with." When a person comes up with something, he or she makes something, produces an idea, or finds a solution.
June 21, 2019
Summer is a time when students are allowed to slack off a little as they take a break from school. But don’t slack off too much! A person who slacks off becomes a little lazy. This is bad if it becomes a habit. You can slack off a little but not too much.
What a couple of slackers!
June 19, 2019
If something is "grungy," it’s dirty or it feels dirty. You can also use this word for places that are old and in need of repair, such as buildings, streets, and cities.
Rock clubs are often kind of grungy.
June 18, 2019
When you swap something, you exchange it for something else with another person. This word is similar to the word "trade."
They’re swapping ideas.
June 16, 2019
It’s Father’s Day in the United States today. This is a day on which children and wives pay tribute to the men who have provided them with good guidance and the financial resources that a family needs to thrive.
June 14, 2019
The internet is loaded with all kinds of scams and fake websites created to steal money from people. You really have to be careful about whom to trust.
The word of the day for today is "scheme."
June 12, 2019
This new video introduces the topic of relative clauses. There will be more on this topic to follow.
June 11, 2019
The word of the day is "sneak."
He’s sneaking out early.
June 10, 2019
The word of the day is "band."
There are many different kinds of bands for people who like to play music.
June 8, 2019
In this new video, I provide examples of ways to use the verb "let."
June 7, 2019
The word of the day is "crap."
He’s got a lot of crap.
June 6, 2019
The word of the day is "summer."
June 5, 2019
This new video is for the phrasal verb "go for."
June 4, 2019
It’s summer! Many students across the United States are ending their school year, ready to enjoy a relaxing summer. They’ll go to the beach, visit parks, check out the museums, attend special events, and have parties. It’s really a great time of year. Enjoy your summer!
June 3, 2019
Today’s word of the day is "blur."
June 2, 2019
In this new video I explain the differences between the words "clothes" and "clothing."
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