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American English Pronunciation: P vs B

There is a lot of work needed to improve and perfect your pronunciation skills as an English learner. There are the basic steps of understanding sounds in the alphabet and learning how to accurately produce these sounds in order to form words. When you get comfortable with this, you can move into the more complex area…

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Contractions in English

Good morning, good afternoon, good evening to you where ever you are in the world! Today we are combining English grammar with English pronunciation because we are talking about contractions in English. This post will help you with grammar because I’ll be reviewing the common structure and use of contractions in English, or combining two…

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5 English Phrasal Verbs with LAY

Today’s lesson was inspired by Instagram, specifically by a post I did last week about the verbs LIE and LAY. LIE versus LAY. I hear this mistake happen all the time, even amongst native speakers! Some more examples: I was lying on my bed while reading the news today. While I was laying down my blanket…

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Understand REAL conditionals in English

(EXAMPLE 1)This post is helpful if you want to improve your English. If you are reading this post, you are probably studying English. If you are not studying English, you are a fellow teacher or just an English lover. (EXAMPLE 2) If you continue reading this post, you will better understand the real conditionals in…

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What is a Stative Verb in English?

Today we’re going to talk about 2 kinds of verbs These 2 English verbs are: action verbs and non-action verbs, otherwise known as stative verbs. Action verbs are easy, they’re the majority of the words you use daily when you communicate what you are doing. For example, right you are reading this post and I was writing…

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