Who is the New Finance Minister?

Earthquake Metaphor Syriza – the hard left party behind a seismic shift in Europe. Note the metaphor of earthquake and sudden violent change “a seismic shift”. Stage or Film Metaphor Elected against a backdrop of austerity, recession and massive unemployment. Note the metaphor from cinema or theatre. Actors perform in […] Read more »

Grammar Lesson with Piano

Existence and Location Henry: You see, Simon, there are three kinds of “there”. There is “there”: T-h-e-r-e. “There are the donuts.” Possession Henry: Then there is “their”: T-h-e-i-r, which is the possessive.”It is their donuts.” Pronouns Then finally there is “they’re”: T-h-e-y-apostrophe r-e, a contraction meaning “they’re”. “They’re the donut […] Read more »

Do you trust me?

What do you think about love and trust? Are they the same thing? is trust an aspect of love? Do they always come together? Write your answer in the comments section below. Maria: What time is it? Matthew: 5:03. Maria: Did you mean it? Would you marry me? Matthew: Yes. […] Read more »

Giving Advice – Be true to yourself

I believe you are sincere and good at heart. First Conditional If you do not attain happiness, always remember that you are on the right road. Try not to leave it. Above all avoid falsehood, every kind of falsehood, especially falseness to yourself. falsehood – lying – lies Interjection: Teach […] Read more »

How do you say it in English?

How do you say it in English? is one of the most important phrases for beginners. Look at these two phrases: How to say … ? How do you say … ? Many people use the top one but it is wrong. The bottom one is correct. Learning language – […] Read more »

Why do people go to prison?

Introduction Presenter: Our final TED speaker is Michael Santos. He spent 26 years incarcerated in the federal prison system for cocaine trafficking. He spent 26 years in jail. He was in prison for 26 years. While he was in prison, he earned an undergraduate degree then he earned a graduate […] Read more »

Which Way Should we Go?

Practice listening. Mark the phrase you hear: Together Alone We will go away. We will stay here. Together With Someone else We will leave some day. We will stay here forever. With friends Together Your hand in my hand. Holding hands Alone Together We are going to make a plan. […] Read more »

Basic Anatomy

Do you study anatomy? Are you a medical professional? Some people need English for study or work in the medical field. Here is a video on basic anatomy: Introduction Hello. Welcome to the video. This is just a real basic video on anatomy. We will be looking at bone names, […] Read more »

It is not your fault!

It is not your fault that the world is the way it is It would be if it stayed that way. Look at these lyrics from a German punk band called “the Doctors” (Die Aertzte) It is not your fault that the world is the way it is It would […] Read more »

Can you dance?

Hi Emma. I’m Leoni. I’m going to show you some Irish dancing. The first dance is called “the easy reel”. I am going to show you the first steps of “the easy reel”. And it is called “the lead around”. There is a checklist in Irish Dancing. First you need […] Read more »