How to distinguish job & work

When do we use “job” and when do we use “work”? Here are some simple rules to help you understand: A. Work Work is general. It is what everyone does to earn money. We can also use ‘work’ to talk about doing some general tasks. It [...]

Question Tags

I. We use question tags to confirm information, usually information we already know or think is true. II. A question tag is two words added to the end of a sentence: An auxiliary verb and a pronoun. If the sentence is positive, the auxiliary verb should [...]

Clarifying Information

There could be many reasons why you have trouble understanding someone who is speaking to you. Maybe they are speaking too fast, maybe their pronunciation is difficult to understand, or maybe the room is just noisy! Here are some helpful and polite phrases to use [...]

Comparatives and Superlatives

We use adjectives to describe people, places, things, and ideas. Example: Johnny has such a cute puppy!  I. Comparatives When we want to compare two things, we use comparatives.  We usually add –er one-syllable words to make comparatives: E.g. Johnny’s puppy is small, but Mary’s puppy is smaller! If [...]

Weekend Plans – Vocabulary and exercise

I - Vocabulary Plans (/plæns/): future activities or events, something you want to do Ex: Do you have any plans this weekend? To have in mind (to /hæv/ in /maɪnd/ ): to be thinking about a particular idea Ex: What did you have in mind for this weekend? Rather [...]

Asking about and Stating Preferences

I - Vocabulary Preference (n): has 3 syllables (/ˈpref·ər·əns/) but native speakers often say this as two syllables (/ˈpref·rəns/) Ex: We have coffee or tea. Do you have a preference? - We can go dancing or sing karaoke. What’s your preference? Would Rather (/wʊd/ /ˈræð·ər/) Ex: Would you rather [...]