Category Word Study

Podcast #132 Negative Prefixes

 Published in the category Grammar and Usage, Word Study

He sounds like a native speaker of French. His speech is completely unaccented.   You’d better start behaving better. Your attitude is unacceptable.   Could you go over that again?   Your reasoning was unclear.   She’s an interesting artist.  She uses materials in uncommon ways.   The situation was serious in the city square. […] Read More

Podcast #127 SO and SUCH – Part 2

 Published in the category Grammar and Usage, Other, Word Study

The music is so loud. The music is so loud that I have a headache. The music is so loud I have a headache.   She spoke so slowly! She spoke so slowly that I fell asleep. She spoke so slowly I fell asleep.   We planned so carefully! We planned so carefully that nothing […] Read More

Podcast #126 SO and SUCH – Part 1

 Published in the category Grammar and Usage, Other, Word Study

It is hot today! It is very very hot today! It is so hot today! It is such a hot day!   My teacher is so strict. She is such a strict teacher.   That cake is so delicious. That is such a delicious cake.   The lecture was so long. It was such a […] Read More

Podcast #123 Animal Names

 Published in the category Grammar and Usage, Word Study

The girl’s hair was mouse brown. He’s a real mouse. Eat a little slower. It’s not healthy to wolf down your food. It is not polite to wolf your food down. He can’t let a pretty woman pass without saying something to her. He is such a wolf. Don’t trust that man. He is just […] Read More

Podcast #120 USUAL and USUALLY

 Published in the category Grammar and Usage, Word Study

He usually plays golf on Saturdays. She was in her usual bad mood. It’s unusually hot today. It’s an unusually hot day. Usually I don’t post on Facebook. He usually wears a suit and tie to work. She ordered her usual drink at the bar. That car has an unusual shape. It’s unusual to see […] Read More

Podcast #113 Avoiding the Overuse of VERY

 Published in the category Grammar and Usage, Word Study

I was absolutely certain it was a good plan. This is the absolutely worst day of my life. The two brothers are completely different. Why are you so completely heartless? You are entirely correct. The workers are entirely satisfied with the new contract. His wife was utterly charming. I am utterly incapable of learning how […] Read More

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 #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 #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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