Rosetta Stone is a very good app to learn English (and other languages). It’s available for Apple and Android phones and tablets. The app is also very expensive – $199 – but you can try the first lesson for free. (Lesson 1 gives you about an an hour of practice or more)
With this app you can learn vocabulary and grammar and practice your pronunciation. You can also press “MENU” to get to “Extended Learning” for Lesson 1, which gives you:
more than 160 common English phrases (Ex: “How much does this cost?”; “We need help.”)
a story that you can read, listen to, and record yourself reading out loud
8 minutes of basic sentences – Listen to these and then try to speak them
The free part of the app is only a small part of the whole package.
– Remember me to make a doctor’s appointment tomorrow.
– That song remembers me of our trip to Cape Cod.
– I reminded that I have to work on Tuesday.
– I reminded to pick up milk at the store.
– Remind me to make a doctor’s appointment tomorrow.
– That song reminds me of our trip to Cape Cod.
– I remembered that I have to work on Tuesday.
– I remembered to pick up milk at the store.
Remember (Don’t forget):
is the opposite of “forget”
Remember is something you think about from your own memory – it’s internal
Remember + something
I rememberedyour birthday.
I remember the first day we met.
Remember + to (She rememberedto call her mother.)
Remember + that (I rememberedthat there is no school today.)
Your English will improve if you speak or sing – out loud in English – to your dog.
But also, have you noticed that when you go walking with your dog, other dog lovers will usually be more friendly? Maybe they’ll say hello, or ask you questions about your dog, or ask, “Can I pet your dog?” Use this as a great opportunity for some small talk – short, informal conversation. Remember – the more English you speak, the more comfortable it will become.
Beside walking in your neighborhood, great places to meet other dog lovers (and for your dog, too) are parks in the are that are dog-friendly. One of the best places is Eagle Pond at Callahan State Park in Framingham (shown in picture). Here’s a list of many more.
Which is correct – “I can have an apple?” or “Can I have an apple?”
The order (sequence) of words in an English sentence is often different from the word order of the same sentence in other languages. The word order in a question is even a little more difficult.
This picture may help you. It’s called the “Question Hand”. To make a Yes/No question, start at the pointer finger. The “X word” can be an auxiliary (helping) verb or the only verb in the question.
Examples: Did (x word) he (subject) eat (main verb) dinner with you?Is she coming home? Can I have an apple? Are you okay?
To make other informational (open-ended) questions, start with the thumb.
Examples: Where (question word) do (x word) you (subject) live (main verb)?
What time did you get home?
Try to put the words in these questions in the correct order:
– (In your kitchen) I dropped a glass on the ground.
– (In your son’s bedroom) Please pick up all your dirty clothes from the ground.
– (In a parking lot) I found $20 on the floor.
– (At a park) I’m throwing bread on the floor for the birds.
– (In your kitchen) I dropped a glass on the floor.
– (In your son’s bedroom) Please pick up all your dirty clothes from the floor.
– (In a parking lot) I found $20 on the ground.
– (At a park) I’m throwing bread on the ground for the birds.
Inside – Usefloor
Outside – Useground
but… what is a “ground floor”??
The ground floor of a tall building is usually the same as the ‘first floor’ – at the ground level.