A2, B1, pronunciation, Recorded class

Pronunciation of irregular verbs

It’s easy to learn the simple past and past participle form of regular verbs in English. Learning irregular verbs, however, is no easy task!

But why? Well, irregular verbs are not formed with -ed endings, the simple past and past participle forms usually have different endings. Some examples are the verbs: break-broke-broken or begin-began-begun.

In this video you will learn how to pronounce them all!

Step 1: Watch the video

Listen and repeat after me, write down the verbs that are difficult for you to pronounce.

Step 2: Do the exercises

A1, A2, vocabulary

Board games

How many words related to Board games do you know?

Step 1: Watch the video

While you watch listen and repeat after me. I recommend taking notes of each new word to practice spelling.

Happy learning!

Step 2: Do the exercises

A2, Recorded class, Youtube channel

The Present Perfect

The Present Perfect could be a confusing verb tense for English learners since it has multiple uses. One of those uses is to talk about “past experiences” or things that have happened to us in the past. For example, when we tell a friend I’ve been to Thailand, I’ve had Indonesian food or My brother has surfed in Hawaii, we are using the present perfect to talk about experiences. Watch this video to understand how to form sentences with this verb tense and how to use it in conversation.

Step 1: Watch the video

Step 2: Do the exercises

A2, grammar

Superlatives in New Orleans

I wasn’t planning to go anywhere in August but was gladly surprised by my boyfriend’s birthday present, a trip to New Orleans! One of America’s most culturally and historically-rich destinations, New Orleans is a city of superlatives. There I found the best food, drinks and parties 😉

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So I thought, why don’t I use the photos and videos I took during my trip and make a lesson? This month I am teaching an upper basic class and one of the class objectives is to use superlatives to describe our travel experiences. So here is a mix of my most recent travel experience in a linguistic context. Learn about New Orleans using superlatives!

A2, B1, grammar, Youtube channel

Uses of the word “Just”

“Just” is one of the top 30 words in the English language! Yes, you will hear it all the time in songs, movies, conversations in the streets, etc. Did you know this word could make our sentences sound softer and at the same time it can be used to make our sentences stronger? Crazy! This word has opposite functions.

Using Just

You can use just to make what you say stronger. It can mean “very” or “really”:

  • I often have nightmares, just horrible dreams.
  • He interrupted me and didn’t let me say a word. He’s just rude!

You can also use just to make what you say softer. It can mean “only”:

  • It’s just a little strange.
  • It’s just a little odd.
  • I just wanted to talk to you for a second.
  • She’s not upset, she’s just tired, that’s all.

Just also means “exactly”:

  • They just need the downpayment to get that house.
  • I just need a strong cup of coffee to get started in the mornings.
  • Many people tell me I look just like my father.

How many times have you heard the word just this week? In what contexts? Let me know!