Happy English is Looking for #ESL Teachers who blog

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So, here is the story. I am not selling anything, but looking to build a community of ESL teachers via an online newspapter called paper.li. If you have never see paper.li, basically it updates every 12 hours and picks up twitter posts that have links and arranges those links in an online newspapter format. Here is mine: Happy English New …

English Idiom Lesson “Like” From Happy English NY

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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 …

English Idiom Lesson “Get with the Program” Happy English NY

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“Get with the program” or “get with it” has few possible meanings and uses. Let’s look at this popular English expression! The first meaning we will look at is “pay attention to what’s happening now” in the news or pop culture. If you know someone who is a little behind the times, they need to get with the program or …

Clothes: American English Pronunciation of the Word Clothes

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Here is another classic YouTube English lesson I did in 2011. Wow, how time flies! Learn how to pronounce the word CLOTHES in American English! I hope you like it…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! …

English Idiom Lesson “Hook up” From Happy English NY

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Today we’re going to look at getting hooked up!  Hook up is an interesting expression with a few different uses and meanings. The most common use and meaning is “to meet” or “get together:”     -Let’s hook up after work and go for a drink.     -Tom hooked up with a bunch of guys who play baseball on the weekends. You …

One-Point English Idiom lesson: Run Into

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When you’re out somewhere and you unexpectedly see someone you know, you can say that you ran into them. To run into someone means you meet someone you know by chance. The structure is run into + [someone]: – I ran into my cousin Tom at the mall. – We ran into Lucy’s mom yesterday. It’s been years since we have …