In this vocabulary lesson, you’ll learn English collocations and sentence structures you can use to talk about Christmas or any holiday that involves giving presents and decorating! One of the best things you can do to learn English faster and feel more confident when you speak English is to focus on collocations and sentence structure. […]
Words in the News: Maria Sharapova
Maria Sharapova is a professional tennis player. She is from Russia. Today she held a press conference (a meeting with reporters) and announced that she had failed a drug test. The press conference was short, but there are some great English expressions you can learn from her short speech. Some background information: In January 2016 […]
English Collocations: How do you use in, at, & on?
One of the most common questions that English learners ask me is, “How do you use in, at, and on?” or, “What are the rules for using in, at, of, for?” For a long time, I couldn’t understand why so many English learners were asking this question. Did the student want to know about prepositions […]
English Vocabulary: What are Collocations?
A collocation is a combination of two or more words that are commonly used together, in a way that sounds natural to a native English speaker. Learn the Words That Go Together. What are collocations? a waste of money brand new a collection of test results front and back phone number in the middle […]
English Vocabulary: Play, Do, or Go? Verbs Used To Talk About Sports
There are three verbs you can use to talk about sports in English: play — do — go 1. Use PLAY for team sports or sports played with a ball: football baseball basketball rugby tennis hockey volleyball cricket soccer badminton golf I love to play badminton. I played basketball when I was in […]