Events at Your Public Library

There’s always something happening at the library – stories, music, and other activities for kids; movies and presentations for adults.  Almost all are free, in English, and people are usually very friendly there.  You can visit libraries in other towns too – not just the one where you live.

Check for events at these libraries:
Ashland, Boston (main branch)Framingham, HollistonHopkintonMarlborough, Milford, Natick, Northborough, ShrewsburySouthborough, Sudbury, WaylandWellesleyWestborough

Other cites/towns – you can Google the [name of your town] and “public library events” (or calendar).
For example, in Google: Somerville public library events

YouTube – Finding English Grammar Lessons

youtube-logo   There are SO many videos on YouTube that can help you improve your English grammar (and much more!).  Search for a video lesson about anything you want to study.  You can start by searching for: beginner English grammar.

You will see many choices for videos.  Which one should you watch?

Look at: youtube-hits

  • How much time the video takes – 5 minutes? 30 minutes? 2 hours?
  • How many people watched (viewed) the video
    (1.3M = 1.3 Million = 1,300,000)
    (14K = 14 Thousand = 14,000)
  • When was the video put on YouTube – 2 weeks ago? 8 years ago?

If you have a problem with something specific, watch some lessons on that. On YouTube, search for English past tense (or ESL past tense); or ESL verb to be; or ESL auxiliary verbs; or quoted and reported speech (direct and indirect speech).

When you find a video you like, you can look for more videos by the same people.  Many people have a “channel” – a group of their videos – that you can go to on YouTube.  Examples of some good YouTube channels for English learners are: Jennifer ESL, EngVid, and Rachel’s English.


Thank You For…


Don’t say: 
– Thank you for help me.
– Thank you for come to see me.
– Thanks for let me know.

Say this:
– Thank you for helping me.
– Thank you for coming to see me.
– Thanks for letting me know.

When you use “thank you for”, with some kind of action (doing something), use -ing.
Thank you for inviting me … dancing with me … not smokinglistening to me …