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On the Espresso English podcast, you'll learn English grammar, vocabulary, phrases, idioms, and more. Espresso English lessons are clear and practical, making it easy to learn the language quickly and effectively.

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DOWNLOAD FREE LESSON GUIDE PDF + QUIZ -  Wondering when to use worse vs. worst? Even some native English speakers make mistakes with these. Today I’ll teach you how to use them correctly, with lots of examples! And I’ve got a little bonus for you - a free PDF download with the text of this lesson as well as a quiz to help you practice worse and worst. Click here and enter your e-mail address to get that free PDF. The opposite of worse is better, and I’m here to help your English get better! You can learn more when you join one of my online courses – you can get more information and free sample lessons by visiting I have courses to help you improve all your English skills – from grammar to vocabulary, speaking, listening, reading, and much more. I hope you enjoyed today’s lesson, and I hope to see you inside one of my courses.
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20 expressions with TIME

20 expressions with TIME


DOWNLOAD FREE LESSON PDF -  Time is one of the most common words in English, and it’s used in a LOT of different phrases beyond just asking “What time is it?”  Today we’ll learn 20 idioms or expressions with the word “time” - and you can download all of them by clicking here. When you enter your e-mail address, I’ll send you a free PDF guide to this lesson as well as a quiz. So make sure to get a copy of that to practice and review. Now that you’ve learned these 20 expressions, it’s time to practice! Make sure to try the quiz inside the free PDF of this lesson, which you can download by clicking the link under this video. As you can see from this lesson, common English words are used in lots of idiomatic expressions with meanings that might not be obvious. I have a course to teach you over 300 common idioms in English, you can join that by visiting  - Learning these expressions can really help take your English fluency to the next level.  
One of my students asked me what’s the difference between these two questions: “Does she have a car?” “Doesn’t she have a car?” This is an excellent question because there IS a difference between positive questions like the first one, and negative questions like the second one. I’ll teach you about it in today’s lesson, and we’ll also cover question tags, like “She has a car, doesn’t she?” But first I have a question for YOU: Do you want to be a well-rounded English speaker? That means someone who is good at ALL the areas of the language – speaking, listening, reading, writing, grammar, and vocabulary. You need all of those skills for fluency. That’s why my Complete Program for English learning has courses in every single area of the language. It’ll help you improve ALL your skills in just 10-15 minutes a day. The good news is that the Complete Program is available at a 50% discount compared to buying all my courses individually... ...and the even better news is that you can divide up the payment over 3 or 6 months so it’s even easier to join! Click here to see everything included in my Complete Program and find out how to sign up.
⭐ Download FREE PDF - 🗨️ Join my courses - If you want to have a good conversation in English, learn to ask good questions! Today I’ll teach you 10 question words and then show you 100 examples of different questions using them. You can download this lesson as a PDF by clicking here and entering your e-mail address, that’s a good way to review all the example questions and maybe create some of your own. All right, let’s look at our question words in English and when to use each one. who – ask about people what – ask about things when – ask about times where – ask about places why – ask about motives/reasons how – ask about methods, ways of doing something whose – ask about possession which – ask about a choice how many – ask about quantity (countable nouns) how much – ask about amount (uncountable nouns)  Now let’s see 100 examples of questions with these words! ⭐  Download FREE PDF -  
DOWNLOAD FREE LESSON GUIDE PDF -  I hope you’re hungry… I mean, hungry to learn some new vocabulary today!  I’m going to teach you 50 common collocations with the word “food” - these are words we often use together. So you’ll be able to talk about food more fluently in English! There’s a lot of vocabulary in this lesson, and I’ve made a free lesson guide available for you to download - so you can review everything we learn today and also practice with a quiz. The collocations we’ll cover can be divided into 3 groups: adjectives with food, verbs with food, and nouns with food. If you’d like to take the next step in learning from me, check out my e-book with 1000 collocations on all sorts of topics. You can find that along with all my other courses at my website
Wondering when to use lie vs. lay? Should we say someone is “laying down” or “lying down”? And what about lied, laid, and lain? It can be so confusing, especially for students learning English! Today we’ll learn the difference between lay and lie, as well as all of their forms, with plenty of examples. My goal is to make it clear for you. That’s also why I wrote an e-book called 600+ Confusing English Words Explained! It’s full of clear explanations and examples helping you understand the difference between words that lots of English learners mix up – like specially and especially, advice and advise, and many, many more.
Wondering whether to use sell vs. sale vs. sold? Should we say “for sale” or “on sale”? Learn the difference easily in today's lesson on sell, sale, sold. I also wanted to let you know that our Black Friday sale is coming up soon! It starts November 24, and there will be discounts on ALL Espresso English courses and e-books. Save the date and remember to check your e-mail for details.
Interjections are words used to express emotion. There are hundreds of them, and they are very common in everyday English conversation. The best way to learn interjections is not by studying a list, but by learning how each interjection is used in real life. Here are are 10 interjections in English and examples of how we use them. Learning from conversations is a great way to learn English more naturally! That’s why all the lessons in my Everyday English Speaking Courses are based on conversations. This way, you can learn English phrases in context, and know what to say when you’re in a similar situation.
Download free lesson PDF -  In today’s lesson you’ll learn all about how to use different helping verbs - these are an essential part of English grammar. Helping verbs, also called “auxiliary verbs,” are verbs that have the grammatical function of “helping” the main verb of the sentence. We’ll cover basic helping verbs like do/does/did, be (and all its various forms), have/has/had, as well as modal helping verbs like can, may, should, must, will, shall, and would. There’s a lot of information in today’s video, so make sure to download the lesson guide by clicking on the link below and entering your e-mail address. Now you know how to use these important helping verbs! I’d challenge you to try writing a few of your own sentences and questions with each one. You can review this lesson by downloading that free PDF, which is available under the video. And I’d love to help you further inside my Advanced English Grammar Course, where we go in-depth into many important grammar topics. Most importantly, the course includes quizzes and exercises to help you practice - 
⭐ Download FREE lesson PDF! -  ⭐ Advanced English Grammar Course:  Today we have a mega-lesson about one of the most common English verb tenses, and that is the present perfect tense. This lesson will teach you everything you ever wanted to know about the present perfect: we’ll cover: - What is the present perfect tense & when do we use it? - How to form the present perfect: Positive, Negative, Questions - What is the past participle? - Present perfect with ever/never - Present perfect with already, yet, recently, lately, just - Present perfect with for and since - Present perfect active voice and passive voice - Present perfect simple vs. Present perfect continuous This is like the complete guide to the present perfect, and you can actually download a free PDF with all the information from this lesson as well as some practice quizzes. Click on the link under this video and enter your e-mail so I can send you the free PDF.  ⭐ Download FREE lesson PDF! - ⭐ Advanced English Grammar Course:
Let’s learn English phrases you can use to ask for a favor! If you’re not sure what a favor is, that means asking someone to help you or to do something nice for you, even though it might inconvenience them a little bit. You can speak more confidently when you know the specific phrases that native English speakers would say in this situation. I always want to teach you real and practical phrases, ones that you’ll actually use. That’s why I created the Everyday English Speaking Courses, with lessons full of useful phrases for daily life, in many different situations!
⭐ Download FREE lesson PDF! - 🗨️ American English Pronunciation Course:  The English language has a lot of hard words to pronounce! These are words that even native English speakers wonder how to pronounce correctly. Let’s practice pronouncing them – listen and repeat after me. Join my American English Pronunciation Course for lots more pronunciation training and practice – so you can speak more clearly, correctly, and confidently. ⭐ Download FREE lesson PDF! - ⭐ American English Pronunciation Course: 
Let me warn you about a mistake I’ve often seen in homework from my students. They write sentences like these: I’m going to U.S.A. next year. We visited United States. My friend is from U.S. Can you find the mistake? Click here, or listen for the answer... I’ve got an entire course to help you identify and avoid mistakes like these – it’s the 200 Common Errors in English Course. The lessons cover not only grammar mistakes, but also mistakes in spelling, vocabulary, pronunciation, and even common mistakes and problems in your English learning strategy. I'd love to help you find and fix your English errors fast!
⭐ Download FREE lesson PDF + quiz! -  🗨️ Check out our online English courses:  When should we use TO vs. TOO? These words are pronounced exactly the same, but they have different meanings and uses. Understanding the difference between TO and TOO will help you avoid mistakes in your written English. ⭐ Complete Program for English learning: 50% discount! 
Lesson text and pictures:  ⭐ Vocabulary Builder Course:  🗨️ FREE 500+ Phrases E-Book: You probably already know basic English words for parts of the body - eyes, ears, shoulders, arms, legs, and so on. But do you know these 40 vocabulary words for what’s inside your body? Let’s learn a whole bunch of English words for the human body. This will be a visual vocabulary lesson - I’ll show you pictures to help teach you the words. Learning vocabulary with pictures actually helps you remember it better! That’s why I also use lots of pictures inside my vocabulary builder courses - they have more than 1,000 words in each level, helping you expand your vocabulary fast so you can express yourself more fluently in English. ⭐ Vocabulary Builder Course: ⭐ Complete Program: 50% discount! 
A student asked me when we use the word feeling (singular) vs. feelings (plural), like in the sentence “I can certainly understand your feeling / feelings.” The most natural choice here is feelings, because we use the plural form when it’s a substitute for the word "emotions" in general. We use the word feeling, singular, when we’re talking about one specific feeling. It’s usually modified with an adjective - an amazing feeling, a terrible feeling, etc. In today's lesson you'll expand your vocabulary by learning collocations with the words feeling and feelings. These are combinations of words that are often used together - and learning them will help you speak English more easily and naturally. I have two great ways for you to learn lots more collocations fast: One is my e-book, 1000 Collocations in 10 Minutes a Day, which is great for intermediate learners. The other one is my Advanced Vocabulary and Collocations Course, which is perfect for more experienced English learners. Click on each link for more information and to join!
⭐ Download FREE Lesson PDF + Quiz:  When should we use then vs. than? Even native English speakers mix up these two common words, because they are pronounced essentially the same in fast spoken English! But they do have different meanings, so you need to use the correct word when writing. Let’s learn the difference between these, I’ll show you lots of examples, and we’ll also cover about 10 common phrases and expressions with them.  To review and practice, you can download a free PDF of this lesson text as well as a quiz which is great to test yourself and see if you really learned the difference. I’ll send you the PDF by e-mail when you click on the link under this video and enter your e-mail address, it’s totally free and you’ll receive it in a few minutes. ⭐ Download FREE Lesson PDF + Quiz: ⭐ Complete Program: 50% discount! 
Do you know what to say when you want to bring a conversation to an end? Today you'll learn how to end conversations in a positive and polite way! I hope you enjoyed this lesson - and I hope to see you inside my Everyday English Speaking Courses. I say “courses” because there are actually two courses - Level 1 which focuses more on practical daily situations, and Level 2 which has more advanced conversations and expressions.
In the last lesson, you learned how to start a conversation in English. In this lesson, you will learn how to keep a conversation going - with examples! If you like learning English from conversations, then you will LOVE my Everyday English Speaking Courses, because each lesson is based on a dialogue. This is a very effective way to learn English phrases in context. I think some English learners can be a little afraid of having conversations because they’re afraid they’ll have to speak for a long time. But as you can see from these examples, each person just says one or two sentences, and then it’s the other person’s turn to speak. It’s a balanced interaction - a conversation involves taking turns, not just one person talking on and on for a long time. So don’t be scared to have conversations in English! I know you can do it, and remembering the tips from this video will really help you. Of course, it’s even easier to have conversations when you know lots of phrases to express yourself! You can learn them inside my Everyday English Speaking Courses. Like I mentioned earlier, the course lessons are based on conversations, so you can learn the phrases naturally.
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