The word of the day is "crop."

Here’s a new reading exercise for the Red Level: Beat the Heat.

three girls swimming in a lake

They go swimming to beat the heat.

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.

police officer The police have arrested him.

Here’s another quizlet quiz on the subject of groups. Tell me what you think if these quizzes are helpful.

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?

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.


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!

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.

grungy bar

Rock clubs are often kind of grungy.

When you swap something, you exchange it for something else with another person. This word is similar to the word "trade."

swap ideas

They’re swapping ideas.

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.

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."


This new video introduces the topic of relative clauses. There will be more on this topic to follow.


The word of the day is "sneak."

guy sneaking out of work early

He’s sneaking out early.

The word of the day is "band."

oompah band

There are many different kinds of bands for people who like to play music.

In this new video, I provide examples of ways to use the verb "let."


The word of the day is "crap."

guy carrying crap He’s got a lot of crap.

The word of the day is "summer."


This new video is for the phrasal verb "go for."


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!


Today’s word of the day is "blur."

In this new video I explain the differences between the words "clothes" and "clothing."


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