English Lesson: “To Be Into”

About 4-5 years ago, I went on a couple dates with a college professor. She was smart as a whip and in love with her job. I was really into her because I have a ton of respect for anyone who’s found work that they’re passionate about. The problem was she might’ve been a little too into herContinue reading “English Lesson: “To Be Into””

English Lesson: “How’s it going?”

When I’m training clients in English speaking, I try to make a conscious effort to point out mistakes their American friends won’t. Allow me to clarify because I know that concept sounds really basic. In my first year of teaching, I had to learn the hard way that “proper and just” really isn’t the most effective wayContinue reading “English Lesson: “How’s it going?””

English Lesson: “I feel like ~ing”

During one of my Boston Lessons, my client was talking about Halloween. He wasn’t too big of a fan and had this to say about buying a costume: “I feel like wasting money.” But unfortunately, that doesn’t work in this context. If we take the sentence as it is: “I feel like wasting money” actually meansContinue reading “English Lesson: “I feel like ~ing””

English Lesson: “End Up”

I’ve mentioned before that using “how come” is a lot better than “why” because it’s a lot less direct. Why do you know Japanese? How come you know Japanese? In sort of a similar way, using the phrasal verb “end up” can help you loosen up your speech. When someone asks you about last night,Continue reading “English Lesson: “End Up””