English Grammar Lesson: Simple Past Tense in English

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When I was a kid, I enjoyed building things. I made a lot of model cars, planes, and ships. I also liked going to the beach. Every summer, I spent lots of time swimming and playing at the beach. One day, my parents told me we were going to get a swimming pool. I was so excited! Today, let’s have a look at the simple past tense in English.  Most regular verbs form the past tense by adding ed to the end of the verb: work → worked / help → helped / play → played / walk → walked Verbs that end in e form the past tense by adding d to the end of the verb: live → lived / dance → danced / shave → shaved / hope → hoped Many verbs that end in one vowel + one consonant (except w & y) double the final consonant and add ed to form the past tense: hop → hopped / plan → planned / rub → rubbed / stop → stopped / For verbs that end in consonant + y, change the y to i and add ed to form the past tense: cry→cried / study→studied / …

Free English Vocabulary Lesson: Go There vs Get There

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I go to my office every morning. I leave the house at 7:00 and get to the train station about 7:10. After I get to Manhattan, I walk to my office. I usually get to the office by 8:30. Sometimes I go to the deli to pick up breakfast. I go home around 9:00pm, and sometimes I get home as late as 12:00 midnight. Today I am going to show you the difference between go to a place and get to a place and how to use these words in your English conversations. Some students have trouble with these using go and get, but the difference is pretty clear. Go means to move from one place to the next place. So use go when the focus of your sentence is movement from point A to point B: I go to my office every morning. Sometimes I go to the deli to pick up breakfast. I go home around 9:00pm Get means to arrive, so we use get when the focus of the sentence is on arrving at a place: I get to the train station about 7:10. After I get to Manhattan, I walk to my office. I usually get …

Learn the Difference Between Challenge and Try

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A lot of English learners have trouble with using the verbs “challenge” and “try.” How about you? Have a look at today’s one point English lesson. The basic difference is that you can challenge a person or try a thing: What is something that you want to try? Have you challenged anyone recently? Leave a comment below and let us know.

Hope vs. Wish – Confusing Words YouTube Lesson

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Confusing English Words What’s the difference between hope and wish? A lot of English learners have trouble understanding the difference between hope and wish. One reason may be that those two words translate to the same word in another language. Is it like that in your language? For today’s YouTube English lesson, I’m going to show you how these words are used. Check it out! 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 Know How & Know-How – English Vocabulary Lesson

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English Vocabulary Know How I’m sure you guys know how to use the word “can” to talk about ability. For example, I can play the guitar or I can dance. Well, we use the verb phrase “know how” and the noun, “know-how” to talk about our abilities. That’s the subject of this YouTube video English lesson. Check it out! 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!

Expect vs. Hope – Confusing English Words Lesson

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Confusing English Vocabulary Expect vs. Hope A lot of learners have asked me about the difference between expect and hope. These words are similar because that talk about what we are thinking of. However, the way that we use these two words is quite different. For today’s YouTube English lesson, I’m going to show you how to use these words. Check it out! 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!

Celebrate vs. Congratulate – Confusing English Words

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English Vocabulary Celebrate vs. Congratulate A lot of English learners have trouble using celebrate and congratulate. How about you? These words are similar, but we use them differently in English. So, for today’s English lesson, let’s have a look at how these words are used in everyday English. Check it out! 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!

Work Plus Prepositions – English Grammar Lesson

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English Grammar Verbs & Prepositions The verb WORK is interesting because it can be followed by several different prepositions. For today’s YouTube English lesson, I’m going to show you how to use “work at,”“work for,”“work in,”“work on,”“work with,” and “work out.” Check it out! 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!

Confusing English Vocabulary – Barbecue (BBQ)

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The weather is getting warmer and that can only mean one thing…it’s barbecue season. The word barbecue is interesting in English because it can be used as a verb, an adjective, and in two ways as a noun. A lot of English learners have trouble with this word, but not after watching this video. Check it out! 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!

Confusing English Vocabulary – Borrow vs. Lend

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A lot of English learners tell me that they have trouble using “borrow” and “lend.” Do you know the difference between these two words? Can you use them smoothly? For today’s English lesson, I’m going to show you a really easy way to remember this English vocabulary. Check it out! 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!