other meanings of HAVE in English

Other meanings of HAVE in English [Vocabulary Lesson]

Today’s ‘Everyday English’ lesson was inspired by a question a student of mine had. We’re going to talk about other meanings of HAVE in English, because I realized that HAVE can be a pretty complex verb. My student asked me about the sentence, “thanks for having me” because she learned that HAVE is a stative…

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how to say im pregnant in English

How to say “I’m pregnant” in English

It’s a cliché to say that time has flown by, especially when talking about how fast children grow up. However, I can’t think of anything more appropriate to say for this first year of motherhood (*being a mother*). Time has flown by! It seems like only yesterday I was announcing that I was pregnant with…

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how to pronounce contractions in American English

American English Pronunciation: Negative Contractions and the ending -T

The letter “T” in American English is a tricky (*challenging*) sound to master and perfect because of the variations it has when being used in conversations. Did you know there are 4 different ways you can pronounce the “T” [in American English]? Sometimes it can sound like a “T”, or a “D”, while other times…

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common verb preposition combinations

Common Verb + Preposition (TO) Combinations in English (& Mistakes)

Some verbs need prepositions while others don’t. Do you know what some of these verbs are? Learn some common verb + preposition combinations and mistakes to avoid is today’s 60 Second Saturday lesson: Common Verb Preposition Combinations Verbs that need TO talk Talk to me! I won’t talk to her about it. We talk to…

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3 tips for successful English fluency

3 Tips for Successful Studying in English for Fluency

In order to be successful in English and to reach fluency, you need to be studying more successfully right? We’re continuing this theme of English success (last Saturday I posted a lesson with 2 tips for English success) and getting you established with a good study pattern and routine.  When you have the right tools, resources,…

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