[owad date=”2010-04-19″] ACTIVITY: Use the word or phrase in this lesson in a sentence. Put your sentence in the comments below. John will check it for you!
[owad date=”2010-04-15″] ACTIVITY: Use the word or phrase in this lesson in a sentence. Put your sentence in the comments below. John will check it for you!
Recently I wrote an article asking if you know what the phrase “I am stuffed” means. You can read that article here: http://www.askjohnenglish.com/vocabulary-all/i-am-stuffed THE ANSWER: I am stuffed = I am very, very tired DID YOU KNOW… I am stuffed also can mean “I am in big trouble”! HOW CAN I UNDERSTAND THE MEANING IN CONVERSATION? […]
Today, one of my friends asks: My friend wrote me an email saying: “It was fun to ring in the new year.” What does it mean the word “ring” in this sentence mean? MY ANSWER: Good question! Let’s look at the phrase ‘ring in’. To understand this phrase, let’s look at some history of celebrations. In many […]
Today, let’s look at how to introduce yourself on the telephone. When you answer the phone in English, what should you say? A) Hello, I am John speaking.B) Hello, this is John speaking. C) G’day, John is talking. The correct answer is: B! Yes! On the phone we us the phrase ”This is …. speaking”. […]
Today, let’s look at ‘I didn’t mean to…’ The phrase “I didn’t mean to …” is usually used for something bad that you did, but didn’t want to do. Examples: I didn’t mean to hurt you. I didn’t mean to break the dishes. I didn’t mean to be late. If you are talking about something that […]
Have you heard that phrase before? I’ve got the (TV or movie title) music stuck in my head! Today I went hiking. It was a great day. We saw some Aboriginal paintings and also some places that they used to make rock tools. As I walked along, I had the Indiana Jones music stuck in […]