80 – Seem vs Suppose – Confusing English Words Lesson

I suppose Jenny really loves her cat!

I suppose Jenny really loves her cat!

Seem & suppose are similar words, but they are used differently. For today’s English lesson, I’m going to show you how to use these words in your English conversation and writing.

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Here are the example sentences:

Seem:

  • She said that I seemed a little tired. (This means she had a feeling that I was tired.)
  • Even though I put in long hours, it never seems long. (I never feel as if I am working a lot.)
  • The boss seems angry today. (I sense that the boss is angry.)
  • My dog Happy seems tired today.
  • I gave Jane her birthday present and she seemed happy with it.
  • I finished the report. Does it seem correct to you?
  • My dog Happy seems to be in heaven when she is taking a nap.
  • This train seems to be full. Let’s take the next one.
  • I finished the report. Does it seem to be correct to you?

Suppose:

  • I suppose I was tired.
  • It never feels like work. I suppose that’s because I enjoy my job.
  • It’s raining hard, so I suppose there will be traffic.
  • I suppose that she didn’t get much sleep last night.
  • I suppose she is my guard dog!
  • Do you suppose the supermarket is open late tonight?
Yesterday’s listening challenge answer:
  • Friday is a busier day for Michael because he has a meeting in the morning, a few lesson appointments in the afternoon and then plans with his friends to meet for a party
Today’s listening challenge:
  • What are Michael’s plans for the Autumn?

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71 – Meet vs See – Confusing English Verbs Lesson

71 - Meet vs See - Confusing English Verbs Lesson

It’s nice to see you again…

Meet & see are two similar words, but they are used differently in English. For today’s English lesson, I’m going to show you how to use these words in your English conversations.

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Here are the example sentences:

Using Meet

  • It’s nice to meet you!
  • I met John about ten years ago.
  • I am going to meet my sister’s new boyfriend tomorrow night.
  • David met his wife at a party.

Meet is also used when you make an appointment or plans, or talk about a schedule.

  • I suggested we meet on Friday.
  • Let’s meet tomorrow at 10:00 at the coffee shop.
  • Joe and Tom are meeting at the library after school to study.
  • The managers will meet in Boston on May 15th.

Using See

  • I am looking forward to seeing you.”
  • The last time I saw Sean was last Summer.
  • I am supposed to see Jośe after school tomorrow.
  • Jenny is coming back to NYC from Spain. I can’t wait to see her.
  • It’s nice to see you again!
Yesterday’s listening challenge answer:
  • What’s new with Jack? He took a cooking class and know he knows well how to make pizza.
Today’s listening challenge:
  • Which is better, “It’s nice to meet you” or “How do you do?” and why?

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67 – Study vs Learn – Confusing English Words Lesson

67 - Study vs Learn - Confusing English Words Lesson

She’s studying hard to learn something!

Learn & study are similar words, but we use them differently. For today’s English lesson, I am going to answer a question that Duan from Vietnam left on our voicemail about these words. I’ll show you how we use them and give you some examples for your English conversations and writing.

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Here are the example sentences:

Study

  • I have been studying Japanese for more than 20 years.
  • Jack is studying to become a doctor.
  • Jenny is studying the lines for her next movie

Learn

  • I learned how to cook Italian food from my mom.
  • It’s hard to learn all of the things you need to know to become a doctor.
  • A musician needs to learn all of the words of a song before his performance

Study vs learn

  • Frank studied philosophy in college. Not, Frank learned philosophy in college. We wouldn’t expect that Frank would have learned EVERYTHING about philosophy, so we say he studied it, not that he learned it.

Learn about & musical instruments

  • I learned about Ben Franklin in elementary school.
  • George is learning about life in the desert in Africa.
  • I want to learn how to play the guitar.
  • Joe is learning the saxophone now.
Yesterday’s listening challenge answer:
  • When you apologize, you need to say your are sorry and explain what happened
Today’s listening challenge:
  • What is the basic difference between learn and study?

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