Episode 25 – Still vs Yet – English Grammar Lesson


Still & Yet can be tricky to use for many English learners. Let’s have a look at how these two adverbs are used in English.

Here are the example sentences

We use still when we want to show that some situation started in the past and continues to now. We use still in positive sentences and questions like this:

  • It was warm yesterday and it is still warm today.
  • I was born in New York and I still live here.
  • I remember you played tennis in high school. Do you still play?

We use yet when we want to refer to something that did not happen before now, but we think or know it will happen in the future. We use yet in negative sentences and questions like this:

  • It’s warm outside, but it is not summer yet.
  • My friends tell me I have not grown up yet.
  • I went to Vietnam once, but I haven’t been back yet.
Here are the answers to yesterday’s listening challenge questions
  • In the USA, elementary school kids play baseball and soccer
  • Michael’s sister does Karate. She also runs and does yoga twice a week
Here is today’s listening challenge question
  • What did Michael enjoy doing when he was a child?

Please feel free to write your answers in the comment box below.

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Episode 14 – Using Almost – English Grammar Lesson


Welcome! This is Happy English Podcast Episode 14 – Using Almost. The adverb almost can be tricky to use in English, and a lot of students seem to have trouble with it…until now! Today, I’m going to show you some of the most common ways we use almost I hope you find it useful.

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

  1. What time did I get to the station?
  2. Why is the boss angry?

Now, here is the answer to the listening challenge questions from Episode 13. Thanks for all of your comments and replies!

  1. We bought the live lobsters at the fish market
  2. J.S. Bach died in 1750

Please feel free to write your answers to this episode’s question in the comment box below. Thanks for studying today!

Episode 02 – So vs. Such


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Here are the answers to Episode 01′s  listening challenge questions:

  1. Michael started his English teaching career in 1994.
  2. He takes his coffee black.

In today’s podcast, we are going to look at two words that are often confused in English, so and such. Summer weather has finally come to the Big Apple, so Michael is going to talk about that and then give some examples about today’s language point.

Here are today’s listening challenge questions:

  1. What were some of the people who were walking on Broadway wearing?
  2. How was the winter in NY this year (name two things)?

Write your answers in the comment box below. Also, please tell us what your favorite season is!

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