Category Archives: Songs

Have to … Don’t have to

Hello all you hard-working English students!   It’s time for some more grammar! The last few posts have been about  watching videos and reading, but it’s time for more English grammar, so let’s go! Not surprisingly, I will be using … Continue reading

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Song with Dependent Clauses, Collocations +++

Hello Everyone! Well, I’m back from my French adventure but I will leave the details of my French language studies for a future post. For now, how about getting back to grammar in a song? … Good! I thought that’s … Continue reading

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A Song with Relative Clauses #10 & Noun Clauses

There is a lovely new song called Something just like this by The Chainsmokers & Coldplay. It has two verses and a chorus. The first verse is one long Compound Sentence. The chorus is a series of Noun Clauses, some of which contain … Continue reading

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Season’s Greetings!

 ************************************* Season’s Greetings!! It’s time to relax and enjoy yourself after all your hard work and study. I hope you have a very happy Christmas!! If you don’t celebrate Christmas, I hope you have a very happy holiday!! If you’re … Continue reading

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A Song with Relative Clauses at …….. MONA??!!

A Song with Relative Clauses #9 Yes, it’s true. I heard a song with Relative Clauses at MONA ……. but that’s the end of the story! Let’s start at the very beginning ……. Last week, I went to Hobart, Australia for … Continue reading

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A Song with Relative Clauses: #8, Noun Clauses & Adverb Clauses

Song: Stressed Out by 21 Pilots As you know, songs are often short stories about real life experiences and emotions. As such, songs are an effective way to learn natural, everyday English collocation and usage. Even when the language seems simple and easy … Continue reading

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Noun Clauses #3

First, read Noun Clauses #1 and Noun Clauses #2. Today, I will continue giving examples of Noun Clauses and explain more structure. We are going to  look at a song called  Someone Like You  by ADELE. It is full of … Continue reading

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Causative verbs

English sentences do not always follow a regular pattern (subject + verb + object)  – just like your language! Sometimes the subject does nothing, but causes an action that someone else does. So, logically we call the verbs which cause … Continue reading

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Easy English

If you’re looking for Easy English, well then, it’s time for a song! It is the easiest way to boost your English: listening, speaking, reading, writing, pronunciation, and grammar. You don’t have to think at all. Really! Just listen. Even better, listen … Continue reading

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Noun Clauses #2

First, read my post Noun Clauses #1. In Noun Clauses #1, we looked at how a Noun Clause can be the subject, the object, or the complement in a sentence. ****************************************************** In this post, we will examine more Noun Clauses as … Continue reading

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