Here’s a video rap with LOTS of examples of using MAKE and DO:
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.
- 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.
Kahoot is a free app where you try to answer questions about many topics, including English, in a game-style way. You get points for answering a question correctly – and quickly. Let’s try a 5-minute Kahoot especially for beginners on this blog:
- Install the free Kahoot app on your iPhone or iPad, or on your Android phone or tablet
- From your phone/tablet, press on the picture below, or this link
- When you press, it should open the Kahoot app and start the game
You can also open the Kahoot app, press “Enter PIN” and enter this number: 0764667
Soon there will be more articles about how to use the Kahoot app to test, and improve your English.
– I don’t know nothing about cooking.
– I’m not doing nothing.
– She didn’t say nothing.
– He won’t do nothing.
– I don’t know anything about cooking.
– I’m not doing anything.
– She didn’t say anything.
– He won’t do anything.
- Use Anything instead of Nothing in negative sentences that contain the word “not” (including don’t, doesn’t, didn’t, can’t, couldn’t, won’t, wouldn’t, isn’t, wasn’t, aren’t, weren’t, hasn’t, haven’t …)
- Usually avoid using double-negatives (two negative words) in a sentence.
- Examples of negative words:
- Not, Nothing, None, Nobody, Neither, Nowhere…
- Examples of negative words:
Some examples of how to tell someone else about advice your doctor gave you …
- My doctor told me TO GET more sleep.
- My doctor told me TO EXERCISE more.
- My doctor told me NOT TO SMOKE so much.
- My doctor told me NOT TO EAT so much junk food.
- My doctor told me you should get more sleep. (I, not you)
- My doctor told me to don’t smoke.
- My doctor told me to no eat so much junk food.
- We usually use this type of speech to tell someone what somebody else said to you. It’s known as “reported speech“.
- Think of a question that starts with “How often should …“. For example:
- How often should I wash my car?
- How often should I take a shower?
- How often should my husband help me clean?
- Then, spin the wheel, and see the answer!
The choices on the wheel are called “Adverbs of Frequency“. Here’s a chart (some meanings are approximate).
There is a YouTube channel called English For You. They have recorded 80 classes of about one hour each. They categorize them as:
- Beginner (30 videos)
- Elementary (30 videos – a little more difficult than beginner)
- Intermediate (20 videos – more difficult than elementary)
The videos are a mix of American and British English. Here’s an example – the first lesson from their elementary videos…