05 – Social Vocabulary

MichaelADVocabulary 6 Comments

Technology always has a big influence on language. When the telephone was invented, they had to create a lot of new vocabulary – telephone (“tele” means far away and “phone” means sound), hang up (remember the old phone that was attached to the wall?) and dial (as a verb). Today’s 21st century technology is no different. For today’s lesson, we …

04 – Fun vs Funny, and a funny joke!

MichaelADConfusing Words 15 Comments

Do you like to laugh? Do you have an enjoyable time learning English? Well, for today’s lesson, we are going to look at two confusing words in English: Fun and Funny. This lesson starts out with a classic joke from an old movie. I hope you enjoy it. To get the details of this English lesson, you need to listen …

03 – Pronunciation of the /ər/ Sound

MichaelADPronunciation 13 Comments

The /ər/ sound in English is tricky for a number of reasons. The main one is that there are several different ways to spell this sound, and in some languages, this sound doesn’t exist. So, check out today’s lesson and see of you can catch the answers to the listening challenge questions: How many ways are there in English to …

01 – Introduction & A Cup Of Joe

MichaelADIdioms 53 Comments

Welcome to the Happy English Podcast! This is our first episode! I’m really excited to bring you this podcast. In today’s episode, I am going to tell you a little bit about myself, so we can get to know each other. Then, I’m going to teach you the idiom, A Cup Of Joe and some other useful expressions that you …