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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

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Transportation

How many words do you know to describe transportation in English? Watch this video to learn how to use this transportation vocabulary in context.

Step 1: Watch the video

Step 1: Watch the video

Step 2: Do the exercises

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The numbers

I have a new free lesson for you!

In this video you will learn the cardinal and ordinal numbers in English.This lesson is for “real beginners”, so if you have just started to learn English, this video is for you!

Step 1: Watch the video

Step 2: Do the exercises

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Telling the time

Do you know how to tell the time in English? Watch this video to learn how to tell the time in two different formats.

Step 1: Watch the video

1. Say the hour first and then the minutes. Hour + Minutes

  • 6:25 – It’s six twenty-five
  • 8:05 – It’s eight O-five (the O is said like the letter O)
  • 9:11 – It’s nine eleven
  • 2:34 – It’s two thirty-four

2. Say the minutes first and then the hour.  (Minutes + PAST / TO + Hour)

For minutes 1-30 we use PAST after the minutes. For minutes 31-59 we use TO after the minutes.

  • 2:35 – It’s twenty-five to three
  • 11:20 – It’s twenty past eleven
  • 4:18 – It’s eighteen past four
  • 8:51 – It’s nine to nine
  • 2:59 – It’s one to three

When it is 15 minutes past the hour we normally say: (a) quarter past

  • 7:15 It’s (a) quarter past seven

When it is 15 minutes before the hour we normally say: a quarter to

  • 12:45 – It’s (a) quarter to one

When it is 30 minutes past the hour we normally say: half past

  • 3:30 – It’s half past three (but we can also say three-thirty)

Step 2: Exercises

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Countries and Nationalities

Hello English learners! Today I’m coming to you with a new lesson on COUNTRIES AND NATIONALITIES 🇺🇸🇪🇸

Take your notebook and write down the new words ✏️ What new nationality did you learn?

Step 1: Watch the video

Step 2: Do the exercises

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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!