Author Archive | Michael Cristiano

English Wh- Questions: The Beginner’s Guide to Asking and Answering

wh- questions

Questions are a useful part of all languages.

Asking questions helps you figure out where the train station is, what you’re ordering from a restaurant or what time you’re meeting a friend.

In English, one specific type of question …

At One with Nature: The Top 160+ Nature Words in English

nature words

Have you ever dreamed about having a big garden filled with fruits, vegetables and flowers?

To grow your own garden, you’ll need to plant some seeds, regularly add water and take care of the little sprouts (baby plants) as they …

Why Wait? The Top 8 Common English Diphthong Sounds with Examples

english diphthong

Do you like to play on the slide?

“Well, yes… but I can’t right now!” you protest. “I’m working on tricky English pronunciation and even trickier English spelling at the moment.”

But let’s look at what I asked again: “Do …

Longer Is Better: 14 English Learning Videos for Hours of Lessons in 2020


As English speakers often say, sometimes “less is more.”

Like when you are using a strong spice, or decorating a small room.

But let’s face it—sometimes more is more.

Like when you are looking for the best English

English Reflexive Verbs and Pronouns: A Self-study Guide


Do you like to do things yourself?

Maybe you grow your own vegetables, cut your own hair and do your own repairs.

Maybe you are self-studying English, or learning English by yourself. But whether you have gotten this far …

76 English Phrases for Traveling with Ease

english travel phrases

If you want to be fluent in English, you need to surround yourself with English.

Immersion is truly one of the best ways to learn a language—many would argue it’s the only way.

Luckily, English is all

16 Cool Pop Songs That Make Learning English Incredibly Easy

easy english songs

Music is a truly universal language.

It’s something we can all understand and connect with, regardless of which languages we speak.

But if music is so universal, why is it so hard to understand the English you hear in songs? …