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Let's learn 20 words for SHAPES in English
Today we’re going to do a vocabulary with pictures lesson to help you learn 20 words for shapes in English, both two-dimensional and three-dimensional ones.
You’ll learn both the noun form (the name of the shape itself) and the adjective form (how to describe something else with this shape) – in some cases those are the same, and in other cases they’re different.
Have you ever wanted to say something in English, but you just couldn’t think of the right word? That’s a vocabulary problem, and it can be really frustrating!
If you want to expand your vocabulary fast, come join my Vocabulary Builder Courses.
Not only do they have lessons that are full of useful words and pictures, but they also have quizzes and exercises to help you put the new words into practice right away.
Come along, come across, come off, come on, come out, come over, come up...
Come along, come across, come off, come on, come out, come over, come up... Phrasal verbs like these can be easy to confuse because they all seem so similar!
Today we’re going to learn 10 phrasal verbs with the word “come,” and I’ll give you an example sentence for each one to show you how it’s used in English.
I challenge you to try writing your own sentences with each of these phrasal verbs – because when you use them yourself, that’s when you really start to remember them better so that they will come out naturally when you speak English.
Inside my Phrasal Verbs in Conversation Course, each lesson includes questions that help you use the phrasal verbs yourself, and you can send in your sentences for correction and feedback from the Espresso English teaching team.
This course is a simple, easy, and natural way to learn more than 500 common phrasal verbs in English!
Learn these HOT words & expressions!
Right now it’s summer, and it’s hot as blazes! (= the weather is extremely hot). This inspired me to teach you 15 English words and expressions with “hot.”
Some of these are idioms – short phrases or expressions that you can’t understand literally, you can’t translate them word for word to get their meaning – instead, you have to know the meaning of the whole phrase.
Your own language has idioms, too... and lots of them are probably different from the ones we use in English!
That’s why I created a course to help you learn idioms fast – it’s called 300+ English idioms in 30 days. Inside it, you’ll practice understanding common idioms from context, you’ll learn what they mean, and then you’ll try to use them yourself.
15 phrases for talking with a doctor in English
If you had to talk with a doctor in English, would you know what to say?
In today’s lesson you’ll learn phrases and vocabulary for talking about medical problems.
Now you’re a bit better-equipped to talk to a doctor in English if you ever need to someday – but there’s a lot more to learn!
In order to be fluent and CONFIDENT in English, you have to be comfortable speaking English in many different situations in day-to-day life.
My Everyday English Speaking Course will teach you the phrases you need for these situations! You’ll learn what to say in restaurants, while shopping, on the phone, while traveling, socializing, and much more.
This is my most popular course because it’s so practical and useful :-)
Do you know these 10 advanced vocabulary words?
Today’s lesson will be a challenging one – we’re going to look at 10 more advanced vocabulary words.
But I’m not going to just tell you what they mean… instead, you’ve got to try to figure out what they mean based on an example sentence.
I’ll show you a sentence with the word and give you three choices for what it means. Try to choose the correct answer, and after a few seconds I'll show you the right one.
If you like the higher-level words in this lesson and you want to learn over 1000 more of them, check out my Advanced Vocabulary and Collocations Course.
It will teach you sophisticated vocabulary words and how to put them together naturally, so that you can reach a higher level of English fluency.
When you join, you'll get 45 lessons that are packed with amazing words!
There's also an option to add writing exercises with feedback from our teaching team :-)
Let's say 96 words with SILENT letters!
The English language has a lot of silent letters that cause difficulties for both native speakers and English learners, because they make the spelling of words different from their pronunciation.
You don’t want to make embarrassing mistakes by saying these words wrong, so today let’s practice pronouncing some common English words with silent letters from A to Z!
Thanks for practicing with me!
When you practice by repeating out loud, you’re training your mouth to pronounce these English words more clearly, so that other people can understand you even better.
My American English Pronunciation Course has tons of listen and repeat exercises – both words and full sentences – so that you can get this essential practice and improve your pronunciation fast. I hope to see you in the course :-)
It is great and I find these lessons very useful!Thanks! :)