Posts Tagged ‘english grammar’

changes in direct to indirect speech

The 4 Things you NEED to Change in Reported Speech

Welcome back to part 2 of your ‘Everyday English’ lesson on reported speech. This lesson should be reviewed after part 1 (read part 1 here), where we talked about important rules for time tense changes in indirect speech. Today, we’ll be focusing on the 4 changes necessary when you do need to make changes from direct…

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ways to use tag questions in english

3 Ways to Use Tag Questions in English

You’re a busy English learner, aren’t you? Videos that are short but informative help you a lot, don’t they? You’ve been learning English with me for a while, haven’t you? All of these questions include a tag question and show the 3 ways you can use tag questions in English. What are those 3 ways?…

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Understand English modals

Understand English Modals

If you want to learn English you must be studying every day. To increase fluency, you have to surround yourself in as much English as possible. You should have a variety of resources and activities to review. You can read blogs and English lessons, watch YouTube videos, and listen to podcasts. Hey…you might even try mine on…

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Understanding the English Perfect Tenses

Understanding the English Perfect Tenses

From time to time I ask my Instagram students what they need and want to learn. Sometimes I’ll ask which specific questions they have, or ask them to share which topics they want more of (whether it’s grammar, vocabulary, writing, etc…). There is usually a pattern, English learners are confused and want a better understanding of the…

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English Expressions with do and make

English Expressions and Mistakes with DO and MAKE

Did you know that do is one of the most commonly used verbs in the English language?* Also making the top 10 most commonly used verbs in English is make, so it’s obviously very important to understand and use these verbs correctly. Unfortunately for many English students, these two words are the same in several…

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