56 – Celebrate vs Congratulate – Confusing English Words Lesson

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Celebrate & congratulate can be confusing to use…until today! I’m going to show the difference between these to English verbs and how you can use them in your English conversation.
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Here are the example sentences:
  • This weekend we will celebrate my sister’s graduation.
  • When will you celebrate your birthday?
  • I heard Jane and Chris are getting married next year. Let’s celebrate their engagement by taking them out to dinner.
  • I congratulated my sister when she bought a new house.
  • I called Jane and Chris to congratulate them on their engagement.
  • Congratulations Jack! I heard you got a promotion!
Yesterday’s listening challenge answer:
  • We went over the following phrasal verbs: call up, call back, call around, call on, call for, call off, and call out. The bonus phrase was shop around.
Today’s listening challenge:
  • Who is having a birthday this year? What happened five years ago?

Please feel free to write your answers in the comment box below.
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52 – Expect vs Hope – Confusing English Words Lesson

I expect the train to come on time!

I expect the train to come on time!

A listener from Pakistan asked about the difference between hope and expect. For today’s English lesson, I’m going to answer Zahid’s question and show you how we use these two words. You can listen to Zahid’s own voice as he asked the question, too!

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Yesterday’s listening challenge answer:
  • It seems like Michael was able to help Andy. He organized the packing process and they were able to get rid of half of Andy’s stuff.
Today’s listening challenge:
  • Based on today’s lesson, write a sentence with hope and another with expect 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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48 – Sleep Verbs! Learn How To Talk About Sleep! – English Vocabulary Lesson

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Learn go to bed, go to sleep, sleep, wake up, and get up! These five verbs are used to talk about sleeping. For today’s English lesson, we’re going to practice these, and some other verbs that you can use in your English conversation to talk about sleep.

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Yesterday’s listening challenge answer:
  • These days, it the 3 H’s in NYC…hazy, hot, and humid!
Today’s listening challenge:
  • What are some tips for healthy sleeping?

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

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