English Lesson: Soon Vs Fast/Quick

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Christmas will be here soon. It feels like this month has gone by so fast. In fact, this year went by so fast. I started Happy English in October 2010. Soon after that I started this blog. It is amazing when I think about how quickly time flies. The other day we looked at early, fast, quick, and quickly. Today, let’s have a look at soon and the difference between soon and fast/quick. How to use these words can be confusing sometimes. Do you know how to use these words? Have a look at the paragraph above and then check today’s lesson: Soon means “a short time after ~ ” or “in a little while.” and we use it like this: Christmas will be here soon. This means, “Christmas will be here a short time after now.” Soon, it will be New Year’s Day. “Á short time later, it will be New Year’s Day.” I’m going to leave the house soon.  “I’m going to leave the house in a little while.” Fast & quick, as we said the other day, mean taking a short time to do something In fact, this year went by so fast. It seems like this …

English Lesson: Early, Fast, Quick, & Quickly

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I woke up early today. It’s a week before Christmas and I realized I have to do some Christmas shopping. Most people do their Christmas shopping early, but not me. So, I quickly got dressed and left the house. There wasn’t a lot of traffic on the road, so I got to the mall quickly. Maybe I am a fast driver. Anyway, I bought something for my sister and the clerk gift-wrapped it for me. She was so quick! I finished my shopping by 4pm and went for an early dinner. I don’t like to eat fast food, so I had a dish of pasta at a restaurant near the mall. The service was quick and the food was great. What a great day! Today, let’s have a look at early, fast, quick, and quickly. How to use these words can be confusing sometimes. Do you know how to use these words? Have a look at the paragraph above and then check today’s lesson: Early means to do something before the expected time, so early relates to clock time. Early can be used as an adjective or an adverb. I woke up early today. ← early as an adverb I …

English Lesson: Suppose Vs. Suppose to

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It’s the end of the sailing season. Even though I’m supposed to pull my boat out of the water by the end of the month, I brought it to the marina yesterday. I suppose I can accept the fact that the summer is over, but I just don’t want to! Suppose I lived in a warmer place than New York. In that case I suppose I could sail all year round. Maybe I am not supposed to think that way, but I suppose it is going to be a long winter. Today I want to look at how we use the word suppose. Do you know how to use suppose? Have a look at the paragraph above and then check today’s lesson: Suppose is used to mean “guess” or “assume.”  We usually use suppose + sentence in this way: Jack is an hour late. I suppose he is not coming. I assume he is not coming. I suppose it is going to be a long winter. I guess it is going to be a long winter. Do you suppose the supermarket is open late tonight? Supposedly is the adverb form of suppose. It can sometime be used to indicate the …

Really ← Learn How to Pronounce this English Word

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Really? Can you say that word easily? Many students have a lot of trouble saying the word “really” because it contains an “r” and “l” sound. In this video Englsih Lesson, Michael will show you how to pronounce this word correctly. Check it out! Music by Kevin MacLeod If you have a request for a one-point lesson, contact me, and I’ll make a lesson for you!