On my Facebook page you can find lots of posts in which I show you how to use certain words that are often confused in English and also discuss some idioms.  There are new posts every day that can help you to learn English.

 

On my Youtube Channel, I provide a variety of English lessons, such as these vlogs about the news which show you how to use some English words and phrases, and these videos which offer advice about the IELTS exam.

Here are some general tips about English for learners:

1. The usual word order of English sentences is subject>verb> object, as in the sentence, the boy kicked the football.

2. This word order changes in passive sentences - for example, the ball was kicked by the boy.

3. Remember that, in English, two negatives = a positive.  So it's like maths (-5 x -5 =25).  So you have to say 'I don't know anything,' or 'I know nothing,' but *never* 'I don't know nothing.'

4. It isn't possible to use the word *very* next to a verb in English.  You have to say 'I really like him,' or 'I very much like him,' or 'I like him very much,' but *never* 'I very like him*

5. In general, the first time we use a noun in English we use the indefinite article ("a") in front of it.  Then, when we mention that thing again we use the definite article ("the").  For example: "There was a strange looking man standing outside my house.  The man was wearing a bright green hat."

Please contact me for specific tips about how best to improve your speaking, your listening or how to learn new vocabulary.

Here are some other useful links that help to explain some things that you might be confused about:

How and when to use the present perfect tense in English.

How and when to use the past perfect tense in English.

How and when to use conditionals in English.

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