717 – Using the Verb Care

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I’m not trying to let the cat out of the bag, but I have to tell you, I am dog tired. I’m going to guess that you’re going to want to know why, but keep in mind curiosity killed the cat. Yup, today is all about cats and dogs. Here are some of the example sentences from this episode. To …

715 – Cats & Dogs

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I’m not trying to let the cat out of the bag, but I have to tell you, I am dog tired. I’m going to guess that you’re going to want to know why, but keep in mind curiosity killed the cat. Yup, today is all about cats and dogs. Here are some of the example sentences from this episode. To …

714 – Ability and Possibility

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When I was younger I could play the piano a lot better than I can now. You know? I’m glad I was able to tell you that. Here are some of the example sentences from this episode. To see all of them and to get the details of this English lesson, you need to listen to the podcast or join …

713 – Day to Day English

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Day in and day out, I try to come up with topics to talk about here on the Happy English podcast. Most of my ideas come from questions or problems my students have. At the end of the day, it’s always best to keep trying new things. In this day and age, I think most people are interested in learning …

712 – Negative Questions

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Wouldn’t it be nice if we could learn another language quickly and easily? Oh, don’t worry, this isn’t a commercial, just an intro to this lesson. Isn’t that why you’re here? Negative questions are questions that begin with the negative forms of the be verb and other auxiliary verbs. Like their cousins, tag questions, negative questions are often used to …

711 – Business Phrases

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I’m sure you have a lot on your plate, so thanks a lot for checking out my podcast. Today I have something special for everyone working in an international environment. I’m not saying that I have the silver bullet, but I think this episode is going to be a game changer for you. For today’s English lesson, let’s have a …

710 – The Tiny W

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Here are some of the example sentences from this episode. To see all of them and to get the details of this English lesson, you need to listen to the podcast or join my Podcast Learner’s Group for the transcript, live group lessons, and more. Go-win-to → Those hats go-win-to the cabinet near the door. Go-waoh-ver → Let’s go-waoh-ver the …

709 – 9 Ways To Use Have

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For this English lesson, We’re going to look at nine different ways that we use the verb have. Have is one of those interesting words in English that has multiple meanings and uses, as well as a number of different grammar patterns. By the way, have is an irregular verb, and the three parts are have, had, and had. Let’s …

708 – Checking Information

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For this English lesson, I’m going to show you a couple of different types of questions that you can ask when you want to check that the information you have is right. Basically, these are tag questions and negative questions. By the end of this lesson you’ll understand how these questions are used in everyday, conversational English. Here are some …

707 – American Conversational Phrases

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Guess what! This lesson is all about conversational phrases in American English. And maybe you’re wondering…can I find a lesson like this in a book? Not exactly. “How come?,”you may ask. How come indeed. Let’s check it out. For this English lesson, I’m going to show you how to sound more American, by using words and phrases that will make …