Category Archives: Listening

English Pronunciation: 20 VOWEL-SOUNDS IN 20 Minutes

Back by popular demand is a lesson I did four years ago. Follow my instructions, practise regularly, and your pronunciation will improve. The practice is necessary as you are training your mouth to make new, different movements. It is physical practice … Continue reading

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This is why he plants every day

Originally posted on Vocabulary in Chunks:
Prudential Assam Province, India –  read more HERE maps of india

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A song with Collocations and Idioms

The English language is full of collocations and idioms. By collocations, I mean words that naturally go together like ‘high hopes‘, ‘heavy rain‘, and ‘make friends‘. We don’t say ‘tall hopes’, ‘huge rain‘ or ‘produce friends‘.  Idioms are expressions whose … Continue reading

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A Song with Past Simple Tense & Past Continuous Tense

* First, let’s look at the form (conjugation / spelling) of English verbs. They follow very simple patterns. English verb forms are much easier than many European languages like Spanish, Portuguese, French, Italian, and German. The Turkish language also has many … Continue reading

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Improve your English with Poetry

On June 30, 2018, I published a post: A Song with Dynamic Adjectives. I wanted to show you how effective a clever choice of English adjectives can be. I chose The logical Song by Supertramp.  Awesome song-writers are really awesome … Continue reading

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A Song with Dynamic Adjectives

I recently used a song, The Logical Song by Supertramp, in my Intermediate Level English class to highlight excellent English expression and in particular an impressive use of Adjectives. Individually, the adjectives are all wonderfully descriptive, but read the song … Continue reading

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It was a long long time ago – English Conversation

Originally posted on Vocabulary in Chunks:
Hiho Kids Vocabulary chunks : • Nice to meet you • I’m very happy to meet you • How was it like back then • We didn’t have radio • We didn’t have television…

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A Song with Present Perfect & Present Simple

Present Perfect Tense If you want to understand and remember how to use Present Perfect Tense, just listen to the song  FRIENDS  by Marshmello and Anne-Marie. Here is the chorus: Haven’t I made it obvious?            … Continue reading

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3 Minute English #4 by Vocabulary in Chunks

Learn words related to getting married Click here for Vocabulary chunks:                 

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A Song with Future Tenses and Conditionals: First & Zero

The song Parachute by Cheryl Cole is perfect for studying Future Tenses as well as First  Conditional and Zero Conditional. She is not literally singing about a parachute. The parachute symbolizes ‘help’ or ‘rescue’.  We have various ways to talk about … Continue reading

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