Episode 26 – Bored vs Boring – Participle Adjectives Lesson

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Is she bored or boring…?

Bored & boring (participle adjectives) are often confusing for a lot of English learners. Let’s have a look at the difference between them and once and for all solve the mystery!

Here are the example sentences

Words like bored, excited, interested, amazed, disappointed, etc. describe how a person feels about something. People are ED!

  • I was tired yesterday so I went to bed early.
  • I’m interested in Jazz.
  • Jack was excited when he won the lottery!

Words like boring, exciting, interesting, amazing, disappointing, etc. describe the reason a person has a certain feeling about something. Things (and sometimes people) are ING!

  • My job is tiring. I need a vacation.
  • I think Jazz is very interesting.
  • Winning the lottery is very exciting!
  • My history class is boring because the teacher is boring.
Here is the answer to yesterday’s listening challenge question
  • When he was a child, Michael enjoyed going to the beach. He still does!
Here are today’s listening challenge questions
  • Bob and Tom talked about Jack’s party. Why was Tom surprised with Bobs’s answer?
  • How does Michael describe his history class?

Please feel free to write your answers in the comment box below. Also, what music are you interested in?

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Episode 17 – 4 Ways To Use The Word Barbecue

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Learn 4 ways to use the word barbecue. Today, we are going to get into the summer season by having a look at the word barbecue. Barbecue is used as a verb, adjective, and a noun…so let’s find out how!

Here are today’s listening challenge question from this episode:

  1. When does Michael’s family usually barbecue?
  2. What does the word barbecue mean when it is used as a noun? (2 things)

Now, here is the answer to the listening challenge question from Episode 16. Thanks for all of your comments and replies!

  1. To ask for permission, you can use “Do you mind me + VerbING” (or) “Do you mind if I + Verb”

Please feel free to write your answers to this episode’s question in the comment box below.

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Episode 04 – Fun vs Funny, and a funny joke!

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Do you like to laugh? Do you have an enjoyable time learning English? Well, for today’s lesson, we are going to look at two confusing words in English: Fun and Funny. This lesson starts out with a classic joke from an old movie. I hope you enjoy it. Here are today’s listening challenge questions from this episode:

  1. What is the name of the movie that this joke is based on?
  2. What sport is Michael not good at playing?

Here are the answers to the listening challenge questions from Episode 03:

  1. There are 5 ways to spell the sound the /ər/ sound in English
  2. The cooking instrument is a “wok” and it is used in Chinese cooking.

Write your answers in the comment box below. Also, please tell us what English sound you have trouble pronouncing.