Learn English Vocabulary – The First Time

Michael Conversational Phrases, Grammar 12 Comments

When you want to talk about your first experience to do something, there are a few ways in English you can do that. The easiest and clearest way is to use “for the first time” at the end of your sentence. This pattern works for the present, past, and future, and you don’t need to change the pattern when the tense changes: Present tense: Jack is working here in the USA for the first time. Past tense: I ate pizza in New York today for the first time. Future tense: I am going to Peru next month for the first time. You can also use the following pattern: [subject] + be + the first time + sentence. Usually the [subject] is a time word, like today or now, or a pronoun like this or that. This pattern also works for the present, past, and future, but you do need to change the pattern when the tense changes, so be careful!: Present tense: This is the first time Jack is working here in the USA. Past tense: Today was the first time I ate pizza in New York Future tense: Next month is going to be the first time I am …

Vocabulary Words in English: Using SURE – YouTube English Lesson

MIchael Conversational Phrases, Vocabulary

How can we use SURE in everyday conversational English? That’s a great question. Well, you can be sure and make sure. And sure enough,  you can sure be excited about learning these phrases and more! Here are the example sentences from the video. I hope those are helpful Be sure to back up your computer files regularly. When you come to NYC, be sure to visit Central Park. Do me a favor. Be sure Jack has all of the documents he has to bring to the meeting. Uh yes, I’m calling to make sure there aren’t any changes in the meeting schedule. Oh yeah, make sure the gas is off before leaving the house. Can you make sure what time they want us to come to the party? I had a feeling that Jenny would say no when I asked her for a date and sure enough, she turned me down. I guessed that there would be a lot of traffic this evening and sure enough, the highway was packed with cars. The weather report said that we would have a lot of snow and sure enough, we have a blizzard. You ate two steaks two nights in a row? …

YouTube English Lesson – Have You Ever vs. Did You Ever

MIchael Conversational Phrases, Grammar, YouTube English Lessons

What is the difference between Have You Ever vs. Did You Ever That’s a great question and I know it is a confusing point for a lot of English learners. So, take a look at this YouTube English lesson and check it out! Feel free to leave a comment and let me know what you think! I hope you like this lesson…if you do, please take a minute and subscribe to my YouTube Channel! If you know anyone who might be interested in this English language point, why not help them out! Just share this lesson with them. Thanks for studying today!

YouTube English Lesson – Asking and Talking About Age In English and Western Culture

MIchael Conversational Phrases

In this one-point English lesson, let’s learn how we can talk and ask about age. It’s a very common point, and there seems to be some confusion about this, so let me help you out! Leave a comment and let me know what you think! I hope you like this lesson…if you do, please take a minute and subscribe to my YouTube Channel! If you know anyone who might be interested in this English language point, why not help them out! Just share this lesson with them. Thanks for studying today!

Using LIKE in Casual Conversation

MIchael Conversational Phrases

In this English idiom lesson, we are going to look at the word like. I am sure you know how to use like as a verb meaning fondness or enjoyment. For example, I like pizza! But the word like has some very interesting uses in colloquial, everyday SPOKEN English. Here are a few examples of how like is used these days: Reported Speech We can use like to introduce reported speech instead of the word said. In this usage, we say was like to mean said. This use of like is very casual and used more by teenagers and young adults. Here is an example: My mom was like, “Where are you going?” and I was like, “To the movies with Jenny” and so she was like, “What time are you coming home” and I was like, “At midnight I guess” and she was like, “Isn’t that a bit late?” and I was like….. As an Adverb We can also use like as an adverb, to mean sort of or nearly like this: I couldn’t go to the party last night because I was like, really tired. The boss is like, really upset with something today. I am like, so bored with …

YouTube English Lesson – 3 Conversational Phrases with WHAT

MIchael Conversational Phrases, Idioms

Here is another YouTube English lesson for you! For today’s English lesson, let’s have a look at three conversational phrases that use WHAT: It is what it is No matter what So what / So what if Using these in your everyday conversation will make your English sound more natural! Let’s check them out! I hope you like this lesson…if you do, please take a minute and subscribe to my YouTube Channel! If you know anyone who might be interested in this English language point, why not help them out! Just share this lesson with them. Thanks for studying today!