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Recognize When to Use Gerunds and Infinitives

Just a few questions before we get started! What’s something you love doing? What’s something you hope to learn in the next couple of years? What are you looking forward to this weekend? Personally, I love riding my bike. I hope to learn how to weave in the next couple of … Read the article and watch the video lesson

How to Use the Definite Article with Familiar Places and Spaces

How to Use the Definite Article with Familiar Places and Spaces

Using articles can be challenging when you are learning English, even if you are an advanced English student! If your native language doesn’t have articles, you may forget to use them from time to time, or you may be confused by the way English uses the definite and indefinite articles because it’s … Read the article and watch the video lesson

Learn to Use Articles Accurately

Articles. Articles are tiny little words, but they can cause so much stress for non-native English speakers. We use them (or don’t use them – it depends!) with every noun, in every sentence. There are so many rules, and so many exceptions. If you feel confused by articles, you’re certainly not … Read the article and watch the video lesson

Commonly Confused Noncount Nouns

How to Use Commonly Confused Noncount Nouns Correctly

When you first start studying English, you usually spend some time learning the difference between count and noncount nouns. Count nouns, like the word “book,” are countable, which means that I can literally count the number of them I have. For example, “I have five books on my desk right now.” Noncount … Read the article and watch the video lesson

Play collocations for competitive sports and games

Use Play + Noun Collocations to Describe Competitive Team Sports and Games

In previous mini lessons, we’ve looked at how to use go +ing to talk about leisure activities and how to use do + noun to describe some types of sports, exercise and physical activities. In today’s mini lesson, we will look at how to use play + noun for competitive … Read the article and watch the video lesson

Use Do + Noun Collocations to Describe Physical Activities, Sports, and Other Types of Exercise

Now that we’ve learned how to use go +ing to talk about activities we do in our free time, it’s time to learn how to use the verb do with nouns to describe sports and other physical activities. Do is one of the most commonly used verbs in the English language, and … Read the article and watch the video lesson

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