Happy New Year!
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, Holliston, Hopkinton, Marlborough, Milford, Natick, Northborough, Shrewsbury, Southborough, Sudbury, Wayland, Wellesley, Westborough
10 year old Kaylee Rogers and school choir from Northern Ireland.
Here are the lyrics…
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.
These are all phrasal verbs. They are very common in English. The Phrasal Verbs Machine is a fun, free little app that helps you learn some of these on your smartphone or tablet.
– Thank you for help me.
– Thank you for come to see me.
– Thanks for let me know.
– 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 smoking … listening to me …
Do you like to read the news? The Times in Plain English is a free website with newspaper articles that are re-written in easier English. You can translate stories if you need help understanding.