Borrow vs. Lend vs. Rent – Confusing Vocabulary Lesson

For today’s English lesson, let’s look at borrow and lend. These words can be really confusing for a lot of English learners. That’s because they are very similar, but are used differently. When you borrow something, you take it for a short amount of time. You can borrow something from someone. When you need something, you can borrow it. Borrow …

Tag Questions – English Grammar Lesson & Quiz

For today’s English lesson, let’s look at tag questions. Tag questions are little questions that come at the end of a sentence. The basic grammar rule is that a positive sentence has a negative tag question and a negative sentence has a positive tag question. First, we have tag questions using the be verb. When you use a tag question …

Among vs. Between – English Preposition Lesson

For today’s English lesson, let’s have a look at how to use the two prepositions, among & between. These words are similar but they are used differently. We use between when we talk about something that is located in the middle of two things, like this: George’s house is between the beach and the park. The coffee shop is between …

Find vs. Find out – Confusing Vocabulary Lesson

Today, let’s take a look at the words find and find out. Find means to locate something. You can find an object or a thing. You can even find a person. You can find something that you lost, or find something you are searching for. You usually find something by your own action. We use find + [something] and find …

Basic Grammar Lesson – So vs Such

So and such have similar meanings, but these two words are used differently. We use so before adjectives to mean “very” or “quite”. The structure is so + adjective For example, you can say so warm, so nice, so interesting. Here are some examples: It was so warm today, that I saw people walking on Broadway wearing just T-shirts. It …

Phrasal Verb Lesson – Show Up

The phrasal verb show up means to arrive. Here are some examples: Jack often shows up late for work. The train show up on time today. What a nice surprise. Do you usually show up on time? If you know anyone who has trouble with this English language point, why not help them out! Just share this lesson with them. …

Phrasal Verb Lesson – Wipe Off

The phrasal verb wipe off means to clean the surface of something. Here are some examples: You should wipe off the table before serving dinner. Wipe off that beach chair. It’s full of sand. If you know anyone who has trouble with this English language point, why not help them out! Just share this lesson with them. Thanks for studying …

Phrasal Verb Lesson – Take Off

The phrasal verb take off means to take flight / leave the ground. Here are some examples: I want to buy some magazines before my flight takes off. Ladies and Gentlemen, we are ready to take off. Please fasten your seatbelts. When was the last time you took off. Where did you go? If you know anyone who has trouble …

Phrasal Verb Lesson – Throw Out

The phrasal verb throw out means to discard. Here are some examples: I threw out a lot of old junk from my attic. Please don’t throw out things that can be recycled. What did you throw out today? If you know anyone who has trouble with this English language point, why not help them out! Just share this lesson with …

Phrasal Verb Lesson – Turn Up

The phrasal verb turn up means to increase the volume or intensity of an electronic device. Here are some examples: Turn up the radio. I love this song! It’s really hot outside. You should turn up the air conditioner. Did you turn up the radio today? If you know anyone who has trouble with this English language point, why not …