English Lesson: How to Use “Doubt”

Remember, there’s a difference in vocabulary when you, yourself, express something and when you describe a situation. In this English video, here’s how that comes into play with the word “doubt”. The word doubt means to not completely believe. Maybe you want to, but there’s some hesitation involved. Sometimes, the hesitation can be very strong, andContinue reading “English Lesson: How to Use “Doubt””

English Lesson: 5 Phrasal Verbs Using “Call”

If you want to sound more natural with your English speaking, it’s a good idea to incorporate the use of phrasal verbs— just be sure you don’t carried away and try to use them in every, single sentence. Phrasal verb overload sounds very un-natural! For those who don’t know, a phrasal verb is when you take a verb and addContinue reading “English Lesson: 5 Phrasal Verbs Using “Call””

English Lesson: New Vs. Brand New

In a recent online English lesson, my client and I were talking about cars. She hesitated in explaining that a car wasn’t “new, new”. Was it okay for her to use this description? Yes and no. As always, the answers to any language question will depend on the context and purpose. If you asked a teacher, theContinue reading “English Lesson: New Vs. Brand New”

English Lesson: “What’s the word for ~?”

Most English learners stick to a very passive role when they’re starting out. They speak only when spoken too. But if you really want to make strides in your English speaking, you need to learn how to take initiative. One common scenario is giving up on a conversation when you don’t know the specific word. This faulty thinkingContinue reading “English Lesson: “What’s the word for ~?””