Listening to Phrases in a Complex Talk

Listening Listening is a difficult skill. Here are some ideas to help with listening practice: Do not expect to understand everything at the first listening. Listen for words and phrases that you can understand. Do not worry about the parts you do not get. Focus on what you DO get. […] Read more »

Would you like to be a Flight Attendant?

Passive Voice A flight attendant is trained to handle anything from the routine to … Check to see that your seatbelts are securely fastened. to the terrifying. Open your seat belts! Get out! and when that happens, training saves lives. They call it boot-camp. And we are … I mean […] Read more »

Road Trip to the Beach

Are you in the club? Passive Voice Ok Elsa. I just wanna say for the record that I am really excited. I am thrilled to be getting out of Arendale. Present Perfect Continuous I have been wanting to get out of Arendale. Relative Clauses I just want to know where […] Read more »

Time and time again

“Time after time” means “time and time again”. It is another way to say “always” or “forever”. Poetry and song are an abbreviation of prose. Prose is ordered thought. Present Continuous Tense and Present Simple Tense I am lying in my bed. I hear the clock. It is ticking. I […] Read more »

How long do we have left?

Johnny Cash sings about a condemned man’s last minutes. Well they are building a gallows outside my cell and I have got twenty-five minutes to go. A gallows is a frame to hang a man. Hanging was used to kill convicts in the US. Was the death penalty ever used […] Read more »

Advice – What should I do?

Describing People First guy: Gentlemen. Excuse me. My girlfriend of six months is going away to Paris, France for three months. She is beautiful, young, intelligent and very conscientious. She says she loves me and that she will miss me terribly. She has also got this ex-boyfriend in Paris.He is […] Read more »