58 – Early, Fast, & Quickly – Confusing English Vocabulary Lesson

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Early, fast, and quickly can be confusing to use, but for today’s English lesson, I’m going to show you how these three words can be used in an English conversation or in writing.
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Here are the example sentences:

Sometimes early is an adjective:
I ate an early dinner.
I have an early meeting with a client tomorrow.
I think Jack has an early flight.
Sometimes early is an adverb:
I ate dinner early yesterday.
I will go to work early tomorrow because I have a meeting at 8 a.m.
Jack’s flight left early.
Sometimes fast is an adjective:
Jack’s new car is very fast, especially on the highway.
I don’t have a lot of time today, so I need a fast lunch.
Thanks for your fast reply.
Sometimes fast is an adverb:
Jack drives his new car fast, especially on the highway.
That restaurant doesn’t serve its customers very fast.
I like working with Jenny. She always replies fast.
Quickly is only an adverb:
I ate dinner quickly because I had plans to meet a friend for a movie.

Yesterday’s listening challenge answer:
  • Michael doesn’t know how the weather is because his office doesn’t have a window!
  • At lunch time Michael bumped into an old coworker.
Today’s listening challenge:
  • Why doesn’t Mike sleep late?

Please feel free to write your answers in the comment box below.
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53 – Like vs As – English Grammar Lesson

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Like and as can be confusing for a lot of english learners. Today, let’s have a look at these two words and see how they can be used in an English conversation.
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Here are the example sentences:

Like can be used as a preposition to show similarity, and is followed by a noun or pronoun:

  • Someone recently said Happy looks like a corgi.
  • The baby looks just like his mother.
  • Some people say rabbit tastes like chicken.

As can be used to show similarity, and is followed by a subject and verb.

  • London is expensive, as New York is.
  • Tommy is a good singer, just as his father is.

In casual English, we usually use like:

  • London is expensive, like New York is.
  • Tommy is a good singer, just like his father is.

We also use as…as to show that two things or people are equal.

  • Jack is as tall as his father.
  • Today is as hot as yesterday.

You can use just to emphasize the sameness:

  • Jack is just as tall as his father.
  • Today is just as hot as yesterday.
Yesterday’s listening challenge answer:
  • Example: I expect the train to be here at 5:00. I hope it is not late!
Today’s listening challenge:
  • Based on today’s lesson, write a sentence with like and another with as in the comment box below. I’ll check it for you!

Please feel free to write your answers in the comment box below.
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50 – Adverbs of Frequency – English Grammar Lesson

I always enjoy eating sushi when I have the chance.

I always enjoy eating sushi when I have the chance.

Adverbs of Frequency and similar time phrases are quite useful in everyday English. As well, knowing the rules of these will not only improve your English conversation, but help you get a better score on the TOEIC and TOEFL exams. For today’s English lesson, I’m going to show you how to use this English vocabulary.

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Yesterday’s listening challenge answer:
  • For healthy sleeping, doctors suggest sleeping for eight hours a night and not eating too much or drinking alcohol. The bedroom should be a peaceful place, with no TV’s, computers, or bright lights.
Today’s listening challenge:
  • What are some examples of expressions of definite and indefinite frequency?
  • What are the three rules related to indefinite adverbs of frequency?

Please feel free to write your answers in the comment box below. And how’s the weather there these days?

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