Category Grammar and Usage

Podcast #107 Word Study for DEAL

 Published in the category Grammar and Usage, Word Study

Whose turn is it to deal? Whose deal is it? I think it’s my deal. Didn’t you deal the last hand? The deal was passed to the next player. The dealer dealt two cards to each player. I was dealt three bad hands in a row. I want to keep playing. Deal me in. I […] Read More

Podcast #106 Prepositions with Adjectives (6)

 Published in the category Grammar and Usage, Prepositions with Adjectives

happy for/to/with When you are happy for a person, you are happy that something good has happened for that person. Her wedding was just beautiful. I was so happy for her. I was happy for him when he passed his exams. The phrase happy to indicates that you are willing to do something. It usually […] Read More

Podcast #105 Numbers – Part 2

 Published in the category Grammar and Usage, Numbers

Three hundred forty-nine Webster Avenue Three hundred and forty-nine Webster Avenue   Three forty-nine Webster Avenue 3-4-9 Webster Avenue.   1957 Main Street   809 Curtis Boulevard 503 Beacon Street 2304 Broadway 5806 Montana Avenue   750 Emerson Avenue 3263 Seventh Avenue 408 Chester Boulevard 7602 Washington Avenue   310-274-8178 583-814-6000 212-807-3350 617-444-1027   1-800-387-8629 […] Read More

Podcast #103 Numbers – Part 1

 Published in the category Grammar and Usage, Numbers

3   13   23   30   33   63   93 110   862   423   672   912   555   739 I had a hundred dollars to gamble with in the casino. I had one hundred dollars to gamble with in the casino. 3,586   8,310   2,829   7,401   12,500   32,476 Years: 1857   1775   1986 […] Read More

Podcast #102 CREATE and DESTROY

 Published in the category Grammar and Usage, Word Study

Welcome to Podcast 102 of ESL Aloud, where you learn to speak English by speaking English. In this lesson we are going to look at two powerful basic words and many words that are built using these two words as a foundation. The two words are create and destroy. Here are all the words you […] Read More

Podcast #99 Expressions formed with WHAT…LIKE

 Published in the category Grammar and Usage, Other, Questions

Note: Sentences in italics were presented for listening only. What is the new teacher like? What’s it like to work two jobs? What was it like fighting in the war? I can’t imagine what it’s like to be a banker. Tell me what it’s like living alone.   It’s cloudy today. It is cloudy today. […] Read More

Podcast #98 Phrasal Verbs with PUT – Part 2

 Published in the category Grammar and Usage, Phrasal Verbs

PUT IN The  phrasal verb put in means to install. You put in or install a piece of equipment when you place it where it is supposed to be. It took them two hours to put in our new dishwasher. It took them two hours to put our new dishwasher in.   PUT IN FOR […] Read More

Podcast #97 Phrasal Verbs with PUT – Part 1

 Published in the category Grammar and Usage, Phrasal Verbs

  PUT ACROSS The separable phrasal verb put across means to effectively communicate or explain an idea. The speaker was not very effective. He was not able to put across his main points. He was not able to put his main points across.   TV is a good way to put across anti-tobacco messages. TV […] Read More

Podcast #95 Expressions of Frequency – Part 2

 Published in the category Grammar and Usage, Word Study

We meet daily. We have a daily meeting. She often buys expensive clothes. They usually call before they come over. Usually he was very polite. I don’t come here often. I check my Facebook account daily. I check my Facebook account daily even when I am traveling.   daily weekly monthly yearly annually   He […] Read More

Podcast #94 Expressions of Frequency – Part 1

 Published in the category Grammar and Usage, Word Study

always almost always nearly always very frequently quite frequently frequently very often quite often often usually sometimes occasionally infrequently seldom rarely hardly ever almost never never   He is sometimes very stubborn. She is not often willing to work on weekends. We are always exhausted after a mountain hike. My dogs are not always this […] Read More

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