190 – Using Plural Nouns For Talking In General – Grammar Lesson

190 - Using Plural Nouns For Talking In General - Grammar Lesson

Bananas are good for you!

In English, nouns can be countable or non-countable. When we talk about something in general, we either use plural, countable nouns or non-countable nouns. For today’s English lesson, let’s check out how that works

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Here are the example sentences:

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  • Jack said dogs are good pets.
  • Bananas are yellow.
  • Fruit is very good for you.
  • I like dogs.
  • I prefer apples to bananas.
  • I enjoy drinking red wine.
Yesterday’s listening challenge answer:
  • Michael’s first English lesson at Happy English was at 9 o’clock on a Saturday morning, on a very snowy day in the early winter.
Today’s listening challenge:
  • Where did Jenny go and what did she see there?

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185 – Sign vs Signature – Confusing Vocabulary Lesson

185 - Sign vs Signature - Confusing Vocabulary Lesson

Many famous people wrote their names here

Sign and signature are two words that are often confused. For today’s English lesson, let’s look at how to use these two words in English conversation and writing

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Signature:

  • Please write your signature on this form.
  • Can you please give me your signature here?
  • You need to put your signature on every document you approve in this office.

Autograph

  • After the performance the actor was at the backstage door giving out autographs.
  • My father has an autograph of Frank Sinatra.

Sign

  • Please sign this form.
  • Can you please sign your name here?
  • You need to sign every document that you approve in this office.
Yesterday’s listening challenge answer:
  • Michael wants to be able to be fluent in Japanese someday..
Today’s listening challenge:
  • What did Jack forget?

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177 – Holidays & Vacations in American English

177 - Holidays & Vacations in American English

Christmas is my favorite holiday!

The word holiday is used differently in American and British English. For today’s English lesson, let’s have a look at how to use some vocabulary related to special days of the week and year!

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  • Christmas is my favorite holiday.
  • In America Thanksgiving day is a family holiday.
  • My day off is on Sunday.
  • Most people have a day off on Saturday and Sunday.
  • What are you doing during your summer vacation?
  • I’m taking vacation in June for a week.
  • I can’t wait to go on vacation. I’m flying to Paris.
  • Bob and his wife are taking a vacation to Orlando.
Yesterday’s listening challenge answer:
  • You can use have in the progressive when it means “experience” but not when it means possession.
Today’s listening challenge:
  • What’s your favorite holiday?

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