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80 – Seem vs Suppose – Confusing English Words Lesson

I suppose Jenny really loves her cat!

I suppose Jenny really loves her cat!

Seem & suppose are similar words, but they are used differently. For today’s English lesson, I’m going to show you how to use these words in your English conversation and writing.

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Here are the example sentences:

Seem:

  • She said that I seemed a little tired. (This means she had a feeling that I was tired.)
  • Even though I put in long hours, it never seems long. (I never feel as if I am working a lot.)
  • The boss seems angry today. (I sense that the boss is angry.)
  • My dog Happy seems tired today.
  • I gave Jane her birthday present and she seemed happy with it.
  • I finished the report. Does it seem correct to you?
  • My dog Happy seems to be in heaven when she is taking a nap.
  • This train seems to be full. Let’s take the next one.
  • I finished the report. Does it seem to be correct to you?

Suppose:

  • I suppose I was tired.
  • It never feels like work. I suppose that’s because I enjoy my job.
  • It’s raining hard, so I suppose there will be traffic.
  • I suppose that she didn’t get much sleep last night.
  • I suppose she is my guard dog!
  • Do you suppose the supermarket is open late tonight?
Yesterday’s listening challenge answer:
  • Friday is a busier day for Michael because he has a meeting in the morning, a few lesson appointments in the afternoon and then plans with his friends to meet for a party
Today’s listening challenge:
  • What are Michael’s plans for the Autumn?

If you know anyone who has trouble with this English language point, why not help them out! Just share this lesson with them. Thanks for studying today!

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79 – Appointment, Reservation, Meeting, & Plans – English Vocabulary Lesson

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She has a lot of appointments!

Appointment, reservation, meeting, & plans are similar, so they can be confusing for a lot of English learners. For today’s English lesson, I’m going to show you how these four words are used. Check it out!

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Here are the example sentences:

Appointment:

  • I have a dentist appointment on Thursday morning.
  • Jenny made an appointment with her trainer at 4:00.
  • I have six appointments in my schedule on Monday.

Reservation:

  • She made a reservation for 6:00pm at our favorite Italian restaurant.
  • Cathy has reservations at a really nice hotel in Vegas.
  • I need to call the airline to see if I can make a reservation to fly to Miami this weekend.

Meeting:

  • On Friday I have a meeting with a publishing company.
  • The board of directors will hold a meeting on September 1st.
  • I had a meeting scheduled for today but it got cancelled.

Plans:

  • I have plans with my sister for dinner.
  • On Friday I have plans with my friends to meet in Times Square.
  • Do you have any plans this weekend?
Yesterday’s listening challenge answer:
  • Yesterday I asked what you will do to study English. What is your answer?
Today’s listening challenge:
  • Which day is busier for Michael, Thursday or Friday? Why?

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78 – Study Tips to Improve English

Reading will help review grammar and vocabulary!

Reading will help review grammar and vocabulary!

How can you improve and enhance your English skills? For today’s English lesson, I’d like to give you some tips to help you study effectively and take your English to the next level.

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Here are the example sentences:

Reading

  • I think reading will help you review vocabulary and grammar. Try this book:

Listening

  • Listen to podcasts in English.
  • Watch the TV program Friends.

Writing

Speaking

  • Find a language partner online or in your town.
Yesterday’s listening challenge answer:
  • Larry like to swim in the lake.
Today’s listening challenge:
  • What will yo do to try and improve your English?

If you know anyone who has trouble with this English language point, why not help them out! Just share this lesson with them. Thanks for studying today!

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