Uses of “like”

“Like” has several meanings. 1. preposition (similar to) He looks like my brother. That sounds like Mozart. 2. verb (to enjoy or prefer) Do you like tea or coffee? I like water. 3. a combining form (similarly) I want to discuss it with like-minded people. 4. a pausing device that […] Read more »

Passive Voice

at SideShowMom Which one is passive and which one is active? Click the green words to link to audio! I speak English. English is spoken in Australia. I understand Japanese. Japanese is not widely understood outside Japan. My aunt raised me. I was raised in France. Many languages are spoken […] Read more »


The definite article in English is “the” The indefinite article is “a” or “an”. Before a vowel (a,e,i,o,u) we use “an” eg “an elephant”. Before a consonant (b,c,d,f,g,h,j,k,l,m,n,p,q,r,s,t,v,w,x,y,z) we use “a” eg “a dog” We use “a” to show any one (no specific one) He went to a restaurant. He […] Read more »

Noun Lessons

Nouns are individual words. Noun phrases are groups of words that function as a noun (behave like a noun) in grammar. click here for examples of types of nouns! Nouns and Noun Phrases Look how the noun can grow to be a noun phrase: woman – a tall woman in […] Read more »

Future “going to” Tense

Here are some examples of Future “going to” Tense: Click the title of the conversation to hear the sentences in context. Hitching around Australia I am going to do some more hitching myself. Miyako’s Education Part 33 Are we still going to go to the Mexican place on Saturday night? […] Read more »


A noun is a thing. There are different types of nouns: Abstract Noun beauty love thought opportunity place mathematics knowledge Concrete Noun concrete stone water cheese grass mother road car Plural Noun fingers toes ears children people apples drinks houses cars Singular Noun finger toe ear child person apple drink […] Read more »

Western Transvaal Conversation – Lesson Ideas

Discussions related to this conversation. Try to answer the questions below verbally in pairs or groups but first listen to the conversation at this link to get yourself in the mood. If anybody in the room has a net connection assign that person to finding the answers to the questions […] Read more »

Future Tense

There are two important future tenses. They are future “will” tense and future “going to” tense. Future “will” tense looks like this: Will you drink a cup of coffee with me? Yes, I will. or What will I do tonight? I know! I will watch TV! We use future “will” […] Read more »

Present Tense

There are two present tenses. They are present simple tense and present continuous tense. Present simple tense looks like this: Do you speak English? Yes, I do. Howabout you? Do you speak it? No, I don’t. Well, I speak a little. Present continuous tense looks like this: Are you speaking […] Read more »

Present Perfect Tense

Present Perfect Tense (simple) looks like this: I have been here for a long time. How long has he been here? He has only just arrived. Have you eaten? No, I haven’t. Have they? No, they haven’t. They haven’t eaten either. Have you ever worked as a taxi driver? Present […] Read more »