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Today we’re going to talk about vocabulary. Way back in episode 26, we talked about participle adjectives. You know, words like interesting and interested, exciting and excited, and boring and bored. Well today we’re going to talk about irregular participle adjectives. This is a small group of ED adjectives that don’t have a corresponding ING form.…
 
Hey guys it’s Michael here from Happy English and I help people speak English better. Today, we’re going to talk about conjunctions. Specifically, I’m going to show you 6 phrases that use as…as or just as. Those phrases are: as far as, as long as, as much as, as soon as, as well as, and as though These conjunctions are ... Read More…
 
Hey guys it’s Michael here from Happy English and I help people speak English better. Can you believe it’s almost the end of the year? Time certainly flies, especially this crazy year. I’ve heard a lot of people are tired of dealing with the hassles brought on by the pandemic, but you know, it’s not over yet, so keep those ... Read More…
 
Hey guys it’s Michael here from Happy English and I help people speak English better. You know it’s hard to believe it’s December already. By far, this has been one of the fastest years on record. And speaking of records, the number of Covid cases is again hitting records. Masks up everyone! Please! By the way, for today’s English lesson, ... Read …
 
Hey guys it’s Michael here from Happy English and I help people speak English better. Today, we’re going to look at the differences between using the simple present tense and the present continuous tense. Let’s get the ball rolling! Here are the example sentences. To get the details of this English lesson, you need to listen to the podcast or ... R…
 
Hey guys it’s Michael here from Happy English and I help people speak English better. Today, I want to talk about a grammar and vocabulary point that is a good example of just how weird English is. The verb AGREE is used with the prepositions with, to, and on and even without a preposition. But the meaning and usage is ... Read More…
 
Hey guys it’s Michael here from Happy English and I help people speak English better. It’s almost Halloween, and like most everything else, because of COVID-19, there probably won’t be any trick or treaters this year. The only way we’re going to get away from this nighmare is to keep those masks up and be sure to social distance. Together, ... Read…
 
Hey guys it’s Michael here from Happy English and I help people speak English better. I went to the grocery store this weekend and there were lots of pumpkins for sale. It’s really the fall, isn’t it. Fall. Autumn? Fall? Last week, one of my students asked me about the difference between the words fall and autumn. Basically, both words ... Read Mor…
 
Hey guys it’s Michael here from Happy English and I help people speak English better. It’s middle of October, and that means it’s fall in New York…Fresh apples and my favorite seasonal drink, apple cider. What a great season! Unfortunately, it’s still corona season, so please…keep those masks up and be sure to social distance. As I’m sure you know,…
 
Hey guys it’s Michael here from Happy English and I help people speak English better. Seems like here in New York, summer is over and it’s really feeling like Fall outside. Unfortunately, it’s still corona season, so please…keep those masks up and be sure to social distance. The other day, one of my students asked me about the difference between ..…
 
Hey guys it’s Michael here from Happy English and I help people speak English better. For today’s English lesson, we’re going to have a look at how we use the word match, and how we can talk about things and people that match. Let’s get the ball rolling! Here are the example sentences. To get the details of this English ... Read More…
 
Hey guys it’s Michael here from Happy English and I help people speak English better. What’s the difference between big and large? This is a question that my students often ask. Big and large are very similar in meaning but the way that we use these words is different. For today’s English lesson, we’re going to have a look at ... Read More…
 
Hey guys it’s Michael here from Happy English and I help people speak English better. Ahh, we’ve had another week of comfortable, cool fall weather. It seems like summer has hit the road and fall is coming back. And remember, keeping your mask up and social distancing works well in any season! Today, we’re going to look at how we ... Read More…
 
Hey guys it’s Michael here from Happy English and I am back with another podcast English lesson. I hope everyone is doing well and staying safe. Remember, wearing a mask and social distancing still makes sense. But you knew that, right? Well, for today’s English lesson let’s take a look at some conversational idioms that use the verb GO. Learning .…
 
Hey guys it’s Michael here from Happy English and I am back with another podcast English lesson. I hope everyone is doing well and staying safe. Remember, wearing a mask and social distancing still makes sense. But you knew that, right? Well, for today’s English lesson let’s take a look at some conversational idioms that use the verb GO. Learning .…
 
Hey guys it’s Michael here from Happy English and I’m back with another podcast English lesson. I have a special guest today, it’s Stew Sensei, an English teacher originally from England and now living in Chiba, Japan. Stew is a great guy and a great teacher and you can find him on TikToc, Instagram, YouTube and more by searching for ... Read More…
 
Hey guys it’s Michael here from Happy English and I’m back with another podcast English lesson. For today’s English lesson let’s take a look at some conversational phrases that use the word what. These are phrases that will make your English sound more natural when you use them in your everyday conversations. Plus you’ve probably heard these phrase…
 
Hey guys it’s Michael here from Happy English and I’m back with another podcast English lesson. I hope everyone is staying safe…it’s still corona time, so we still need to wer a mask and social distance. Now, let’s get back to learning English. Today, we’re going to look at idioms using get on and get off. These are phrases we ... Read More…
 
Today I have something to say about what’s going on in America right now. I very rarely make public statements about politicized issues. That’s because as an educator, I think politics should be kept out of education and as far away from education as possible. But after witnessing what has been going on in America since May 25th, I can ... Read Mor…
 
Today I’m going to show you 8 different slang words that you can use to say that a person is stupid. And let me say this very clearly. I’m not talking about people who have learning disabilities or anything like that. When I say stupid here I’m referring to people whose behavior is obviously foolish. And to me that signifies ... Read More…
 
Welcome back to the Happy English podcast. This is Part 2 of Rambling and Ranting. Today, I’m going to do less ranting and more rambling. That’s because there are some positive things that have come out of this global pandemic and I think they are worth mentioning here. In summary, every cloud has a silver lining. This old proverb means ... Read Mo…
 
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