Students who are studying in the Blue Level should complete the Blue Level review today and then take the tests today or tomorrow before moving to the Red Level on February 1.

The word of the day is "stink."


Five things you can do to improve your English:


The word of the day is "partner."


Partners cooperate in order to achieve a common goal.

The verb "want" is used to talk about things that you desire:

  • What do you want?
  • What does she want?
  • What do they want?

These are very basic questions that beginning level students must understand how to form. Here are some questions that receive a yes or no answer:

  • Do you want to learn English?
  • Yes, I do.
  • Does he want to learn English?
  • Yes, he does.
  • Do you have time to go to the store today?
  • No, I don’t.
  • Do the car have gas in it?
  • No, it doesn’t.

Click this link to go to Blue Level Lesson Twenty-five to learn more about the verb "want."

Here’s a video from a few years ago:


The word of the day is "promise."


People who get married promise to

love, honor, and obey one another.

The modal verb "can" is very useful when talking about ability (what you can do) and possibility (what is possible).

  • I can play the guitar. (ability)
  • Can you meet me later today? (possibility)
  • Gordon can fix anything. (ability)
  • Sue can find a new job very easily in Seattle. (possibility)

Learn more about "can" in Blue Level Lesson Twenty-three.

New students should practice their reading skills in the Blue Level Reading Room. Try to make it through the entire list of reading assignments during the month of January.

Witnesses are important people in a trial because they have first-hand knowledge of things that they have observed with their ears or their eyes. The word of the day is "witness."


The lawyer asked the witness to answer

some difficult questions.

Today we celebrate the life of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. "We shall overcome."

This new video is for the modal verb "shall."


With the impeachment trial for the President starting next week, I will add to the Word of the Day section more vocabulary that is related to legal matters and the law. Today’s word of the day is "court."


The word of the day is "trial."

It’s a good idea to study possessive adjectives and possessive pronouns at about the same time. The links above will bring you to the lessons for each of those things.

The word of the day is "flush."

flush left

Use the toolbar to move text flush left or flush right.

The word of the day is "toy."

Use "at all" with a negative in order to make the negative stronger:


Today’s Blue Level lesson is about articles. When do you use a, an, or the? This lesson can help you with that.

The word of the day is "meager."

I made this new video to help some of my students with the word "explain."


The word of the day is "dawn."


The sun rises at dawn.

We use the word "there" to point out facts and information. It’s used for location, also. Don’t forget to use "there" when you talk about the existence of things:

  • There is a big sale at that store.
  • There are five people in that family.
  • There’s a lot of junk in the closet.
  • There are many reasons to learn English.

Learn more about the word "there" in Blue Level Lesson Six.

I want to remind new students that if you are studying in the Blue Level, you should also practice your reading skills in the Blue Level Reading Room. Begin with "This is a family."

The word of the day is "chunk."

With the start of a new year, many students return to or begin the Blue Level. I explained this a few days ago.

Click here to go to Lesson One.

Click here to go to Lesson Two.

Complete the exercises and quizzes for each lesson.

You should also practice the reading exercises as you work your way through the Blue Level. Here is the first reading exercise.

The word of the day is "bark." These vocabulary exercises are intended to help you develop your vocabulary skills over a long period of time. Check the home page daily for new words.

dog barking He’s barking.

New year, new video:


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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