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Past Tense vs. Past Participle: What’s the Difference?

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Talking about time is pretty important in English. Especially when talking about what’s happened in the past.

As an English teacher, there’s a really simple trick I use to teach my students this concept.

I try to get my …

Has vs. Have: Learn the Difference Between These Important Words

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“I have the book. Does she have the book?”

“Yes, she has the book. Everyone has the book!”

“I don’t have the book!”

What’s going on here?

All of these sentences are about who owns a book. But do you …

8 Online English Speaking Courses to Become a Confident English Speaker

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I love speaking in English.

It’s the language I feel most comfortable in.

I speak English loudly and proudly, to anybody who will listen!

You’d never know that as a kid, I was afraid of speaking in English.

The very …

The Secret Power of the 4 English Language Skills: Speak, Write, Listen and Read Better with 19 Tips

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Do you want to hear a secret?

How about four?

Ready? Here are the four secrets to language learning:

Speaking, writing, listening and reading.

If you want to become fluent in English, you’ll need to work on all four skills:…

The Storyteller’s Guide to the English Preterite (Past) Tense


“Yesterday, I went to the beach, and…”

“You loved Pokemon as a kid? I did, too!”

“I grew up in Spain. My favorite part was…”

Look at the sentences above.

They’re the beginnings of good stories. They’re the beginnings …

Listen Up! 8 Amazing English Listening Apps You Can’t Miss Out On in 2020


My mother taught me that unless one learns how to listen, one can never truly learn a language.

Listening, she told me, isn’t just an act of hearing. It means paying close attention to (and fully understanding) what’s being …

20 Commonly Used British Terms of Endearment


As an innately lovely-dovey person, when I am learning a new language, I always want to learn early on how to show my affection and love in that language.

And it turns out, I’m not the only one.

During my …