Category: English Learning

Grammar Tips: How to Use ‘So’?

‘So’ has a number of different meanings and is used in different ways. 1. so We can use ‘so’ in short answers to mean ‘also’ • “I like this film.” “So do I.” • “I’m tired.” “So am I.” • She’s got a happy face and so has he. 2. ‘so’ with certain verbs ‘So’ […]

Learning English Sentences Everyday(74)

1. In this age of Internet chat, video games and reality television, there is no shortage of mindless activities to keep a child occupied. Key Points: double negative sentence (1). Fish cannot live without water. (2). There is no one who doesn’t know about you. 2. I also know the pressures of trying to live […]

Learning English Phrases Everyday(85)

1. give away Today we are going to learn “give away”. If you give away something that you own, you give it to someone, rather than selling it. eg: (1). The radio station gave away free tickets last night. (2). He was giving his collection away for free. 2. fair and square Another phrase is […]

What If Fall in Love With Two People at the Same Time?

Sure, you might think that if you were truly in love with someone, you wouldn’t be able to have feelings for someone else. But sometimes this can actually happen – and it can be emotionally draining, as your heart gets pulled in two directions. Though, it is worth noting the difference between lust and love, […]

Learning English Sentences Everyday(73)

1. Whoever it is, they will see you in a way you never intended to be seen the 21st century equivalent of being caught naked. Key Points: intend/ equivalent (1). intend to do sth I intended to catch the early bus, but I didn’t get up in time. (2). be equivalent of  sth. Changing his […]

Learning English Phrases Everyday(84)

1. dog-eat-dog Today we are going to learn “dog-eat-dog”. A dog-eat-dog situation is one in which people are willing to harm each other or to use dishonest methods in order to achieve what they want. eg: A: Why are people so mean? B: It’s a dog-eat-dog world out there. 2. rub it in Another phrase […]

POEM: I Love Thee

I Love Thee by Thomas Hood The audio of this poem here: I love thee—I love thee! ‘Tis all that I can say;— It is my vision in the night, My dreaming in the day; The very echo of my heart, The blessing when I pray: I love thee—I love thee! Is all that I […]

Learning English Sentences Everyday(72)

1. I just read in the newspaper that The Lord of the Rings is this year’s greatest hit. Key Points: hit (1). a hit record/ single/ show… Michael Jackson produced many hit records. (2). a big/ smash hit The musical is a smash hit. (3). be/ make a hit with sb. The pop star made […]

Grammar Tips: How to Use Question Tags?

Question tags are the short questions that we put on the end of sentences – particularly in spoken English. There are lots of different question tags but the rules are not difficult to learn. Positive/negative If the main part of the sentence is positive, the question tag is negative …. • He’s a doctor, isn’t […]

Learning English Sentences Everyday(71)

1. I need to get through it, though, but I keep drifting away.   Key Points: get through (1). spend money We got through a lot of money while we were in Hong Kong. (2). pass sth (like exams) I hope I can get through the exam this time. (3). make someone agree on something […]

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