Category Grammar and Usage

Podcast #83 Abbreviations and Acronyms – Part 2

 Published in the category Abbreviations and Acronyms, Grammar and Usage

In this climate people run their AC six months a year. A/C is pretty much standard for cars these days. You have to convert AC to DC for many computer devices. My electric car can charge up on any AC outlet. Could you please get that done for me asap? I need the information I [...] Read More

Podcast #81 The Adverb JUST

 Published in the category Grammar and Usage, Word Study

I just received a letter from my friend. We just saw a terrible car accident. The guests just arrived. They just announced that the war is over.   The airplane has just landed. They had just finished their meal when the phone rang. The company has just issued a press release.   He just lost [...] Read More

Podcast #78 Prepositions with Adjectives (4)

 Published in the category Grammar and Usage, Prepositions with Adjectives

friendly with/to/toward Let’s begin the discussion of the adjective friendly by practicing sentences with the phrase friends with. It will make it a little easier to understand the phrases with friendly. If you are friends with someone it means that person is a friend of yours. He has been friends with Kelly for over twenty [...] Read More

Podcast #76 Wordnet for REGULAR

 Published in the category Grammar and Usage, Word Study

If something is regular, it follows a pattern or a rule, in one way or the other it is repetitive and predictable. Every month I send in a car loan payment of $65. I make regular monthly payments on my car. Every two weeks she receives a check from the insurance company. She gets a [...] Read More

Podcast #75 Phrasal Verbs with GO — Part 2

 Published in the category Grammar and Usage, Phrasal Verbs

go by is used to describe the passage of time The years go by so quickly. Time goes by slowly in prison You can also use go by to mean stopping in at someone’s house. We went by Jack’s house to see if he was feeling better. go by can mean to act or think [...] Read More

Podcast #73 Phrasal Verbs with GO – Part 1

 Published in the category Grammar and Usage, Phrasal Verbs

go about can mean to follow a procedure. Does she know how to go about exchanging her tickets? How should I go about making the request? go along with can mean to agree with a policy. He didn’t go along with the idea of invading Iraq. go along with can also mean to agree with [...] Read More

Podcast #71 Using the Contraction It’s (It is)

 Published in the category Contractions, Grammar and Usage

Today we are going to practice sentences and clauses beginning with It’s, which is the contraction of It is and is spelled i-t-apostrophe-s.  Note that It’s can also be a contraction for It has as in It’s cost me a lot of money. It has cost me a lot of money. But in this lesson [...] Read More

Podcast #69 Phrasal Verbs with TALK

 Published in the category Grammar and Usage, Phrasal Verbs

talk about: Talk about is not considered to be a true phrasal verb, but it looks like one, so we will start with it.  When you talk about something you are verbally sharing your thoughts or observations about a topic. He talked about his childhood. We can talk about that later. Did you talk with [...] Read More

Podcast #68 Abbreviations and Acronyms

 Published in the category Abbreviations and Acronyms, Grammar and Usage

I went down to AAA to pick up some maps. I dropped in at AAA to get some maps She has been going to AA meetings for over ten years. She’s been attending AA meetings for more than a decade. HP is severely lowering the prices on their laptop computers. HP is aggressively discounting their [...] Read More

Podcast #66 Wordnet for MANAGE

 Published in the category Grammar and Usage, Word Study

He manages a large restaurant. I used to manage a dentist’s office. She manages the city’s water supply. Managing a McDonalds can be quite stressful. Have you ever managed a bakery? He managed a soccer team for five years. She manages a database of two million subscribers. They completely mismanaged the budget. He felt they [...] Read More

Page 4 of 7« First...23456...Last »

The ESL Aloud podcast lessons are designed for people who want to increase their abilities in speaking English as a second language (ESL).