Question words and word order β“❓❓

Word order after question words Incorrect word order after question words is something I often see when I mark my students’ writing or hear when they are speaking. So, I thought I would make a small video on this topic and I hope it helps those of you who struggle with this 😊

Idioms and expressions with animals πŸ¦˜

Idioms and expressions using animals One way to sound more natural in another language is to use expressions or idioms which native speakers use. There are so many of them in English, so I thought I would write a quiz using some idioms and expressions with animals. Look at the expressions/idioms below and match themContinue reading “Idioms and expressions with animals πŸ¦˜”

Idioms and expressions with parts of the body πŸ‘£

Idioms and expressions using parts of the body This is for one of my dear students, Chayeni, who loves learning and using idioms in English. One way to sound more natural in another language is to use expressions or idioms which native speakers use. There are so many of them in English, so I thoughtContinue reading “Idioms and expressions with parts of the body πŸ‘£”

The semicolon ; πŸ‘©πŸ»β€πŸ«

How do I use a semicolon? You might not see the semicolon used as much as other punctuation marks, but it is good to use as it can be pretty useful😊 It can add variety to your writing. This is important if you plan to sit an English proficiency exam like IELTS, PTE or oneContinue reading “The semicolon ; πŸ‘©πŸ»β€πŸ«”

I or me ? πŸ˜«

When to use I and when to use me ? This can be confusing for both native speakers and non- native speakers of English 😩 To start with, let’s do a little quiz πŸ“ Which sentences are correct ? Me and my friends love learning English with our fabulous teacher! My teacher told my friendContinue reading “I or me ? πŸ˜«”

Who or Whom β“❓❓

Do I use who or whom? This is something I see native speakers making mistakes with and something my students ask me about, so here is some information about it as it is obviously confusing. Both words refer to people and are either question words or relative clauses markers (relative pronouns) We use who forContinue reading “Who or Whom β“❓❓”

Countable and uncountable nouns πŸ˜…

Is this noun countable or uncountable ? Most of you would have learnt that some nouns are countable ( dollars $$ ) and some nouns are uncountable ( money πŸ’°) and the rules which go with using countable and uncountable nouns. Let’s do a little revision on this πŸ‘©πŸ»β€πŸŽ“ *We use many and few forContinue reading “Countable and uncountable nouns πŸ˜…”

Complex sentences πŸ€”

In English we use simple, compound and complex sentences and in this post I will write about complex sentences. If you want to take your English to the next level, using complex sentences instead of only simple or compound sentences is an effective way to do this. So what are complex sentences and how doContinue reading “Complex sentences πŸ€””

English mistakes native speakers make πŸ€¦πŸ»β€β™€οΈ

Mistakes to avoid😫 I always suggest to my students that they hang out with English native speakers as this is a fast way to improve their English. I did the same thing when I lived in Japan and my Japanese improved quickly. However, native speakers make mistakes and these can be learnt by accident. So,Continue reading “English mistakes native speakers make πŸ€¦πŸ»β€β™€οΈ”