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How to Become a Good English Teacher?

An English teacher uses their training in literature, writing, and reading to ensure their students are learning state educational standards. English is enjoying the worth...

English Mentors Tip of the Week – How to Pronounce “OUGH”

  How to pronounce OUGH There are a few different ways to pronounce 'ough' in English words. Here are some rules you need to know. 'Ough'...

English Mentors Tip of the Week – When the Word ‘House’ is used

  When the word 'house' is used as a verb, it is pronounced 'howz'. "The workers were housed (howzed) in tents." "They converted the old cinema so...

My English Mentor – Horsing Around

Horsing Around Racing terms have become part of the English language. So why not get racing with these common phrases? The favorite of a race or...

My English Mentor – Accept – Except – Expect

  Accept – Except - Expect What's the difference between 'accept', 'except' and 'expect'?   To 'accept' something can mean to take or receive it. "I accept this flower...

My English Mentor – The Difference Between Comparative and Superlative Adjectives

. Do you know the difference between comparative and superlative adjectives? We use comparative adjectives when we are comparing two things or people. Superlative adjectives are...

My English Mentor – Describing Your House

. How would you describe your home? What is the difference between 'home' and 'house'? The word ‘home’ is not used to talk about a building....

My English Mentor Asks – Did it Blow Up and Blow Out?

. Blow Up and Blow Out? 'Blow up' the balloon before you 'blow out' the candle - do you know what these phrasal verbs with 'blow'...

Jen’s English Tip – “Alternate”

. Alternate Are you confused about the meaning of 'alternate' as a verb and adjective? 'Alternate' can be used a verb and an adjective. As a verb, 'alternate'...

Jen’s English Tip – Can and May

. Can and May Do you know how to use can and may in conversation? We use both 'can' and 'may' to ask for permission. 'Can I use...

Jen’s English Tip – Describing Someone in a Sentence

. Anne describes her brother to the private investigator. Anne: Can you help me? John: Well I’ll try. Now tell me about your brother Ms Lee. How...

Jen’s English Tip – Brain Versus Mind

  Brain Versus Mind When do you use 'brain' or 'mind'? 'Brain' refers to the physical organ that is found inside your skull. "He was lucky to escape...

Jen’s English Tip – Could have and Would have

  . Do you know when to use could have and would have to talk about past events? Read on for some tips and advice. Using 'could...

Jen’s English Tip – Acquired Taste

. When we are talking about food, we can say we like or dislike something. We can also use the idiom 'an acquired taste'. Read...

Jen’s English Tip – How to Use the Phrasal Verb Dress up

DRESS UP . If you enjoy wearing something nice for a special occasion, you probably enjoy dressing up. Do you know how to use the phrasal...

Jen’s English Tip – Home or House

Home or House We use the noun ‘house’ to talk about a building where people live. 'That’s my house, on the left.' 'My house has a red...

Jen’s English Tip – Content and Content

. Content and Content If you find the English 'content' that you have been reading useful, you must be 'content'. Confused about the different meanings of...

Jen’s English Tip – Have or Has

Have or Has 'Has' and 'have' are commonly used verbs in the English language. Read on to learn more about how to use these words. When...

Jen’s English Tip’s – Catch and Teach

. CATCH AND TEACH 'Catch' and 'teach' are examples of irregular verbs - or verbs that don't end in '-ed' when they are in the past...

Jen’s English Tip – All on My Own

. ALL ON MY OWN Take a look at what 'all on my own' means and how you can use it in everyday English. 'All on my...
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