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Stative Verbs

2020-03-09T08:41:13+00:00

Hi, I’m Teacher Mahya from California KL. Today’s lesson is on Stative Verbs. Stative verbs describe states rather than actions and we don’t generally use them in the present continuous form. We may use them to talk about states, mental actions, feelings and senses. For instance: We’d say “I think she’s smart.” NOT “I’m thinking she’s smart.” Depending on the situation, sometimes stative verbs can be used in the present continuous form. For instance: “I have a daughter.” [describes a state of possession] BUT “I am having lunch.” [describes an action] Some other stative verbs are see, understand, love and [...]

Stative Verbs2020-03-09T08:41:13+00:00

lesson on idioms about personalities

2020-02-29T09:41:49+00:00

Hello everyone, today’s lesson on idioms about personalities is dedicated to a group of my students and I hope they will recognize themselves in this and remember these idioms more easily. Dark Horse 🐎 A person who doesn’t give away their skills or abilities but can surprise others with them. Smart cookie 🍪 Someone who is good at something or quite knowledgeable and intelligent. Rough diamond 💍 Someone who seems impolite but is not, and has a kind heart and good character. Example: Teachers do not only teach. They also learn a lot from their students and many of them [...]

lesson on idioms about personalities2020-02-29T09:41:49+00:00

English In 60 Seconds “vital” And “crucial”

2020-02-24T08:03:04+00:00

English In 60 Seconds ("vital" And "crucial") Hi, this is teacher Mateen from California KL, and welcome to English in 60 Seconds. Often times when presenting an argument in an essay, we use the phrase "very important". For example "It is very important for us to conserve the environment" Instead of using "very important", we could use better words such as "vital" or "crucial." For example, "It is crucial for us to conserve the environment". A couple of other words often used in writing are "advantages and disadvantages", or "pros and cons" For example, "There are many advantages and disadvantages [...]

English In 60 Seconds “vital” And “crucial”2020-02-24T08:03:04+00:00

ENGLISH in 60 Seconds *GRAMMAR LESSON* – Participle Adjectives

2020-02-24T07:57:13+00:00

ENGLISH in 60 Seconds *GRAMMAR LESSON* - Participle Adjectives Hi, I’m Teacher Mahya from California KL. Today, let’s look at Participle Adjectives. 1. Past participle adjectives end in ‘ed’ and are used to describe how a person feels. Bored Amazed Interested 2. Present participle adjectives end in ‘ing’ and are used to describe how something is (not how someone feels). Boring Amazing Interesting “I was so bored and I didn’t know what to do.” (You’re describing how you felt) “Everyone thinks Kevin is boring except me.” (You’re describing Kevin and his personality, not how he or you feel) Good luck! [...]

ENGLISH in 60 Seconds *GRAMMAR LESSON* – Participle Adjectives2020-02-24T07:57:13+00:00

English in 60 Seconds – Order of Adjectives

2020-02-18T15:32:58+00:00

“Order of Adjectives” When you want to describe something, you need to follow a specific sequence. 8 types of adjectives are placed as: 1- Opinion 2- Size 3- Age 4- Shape 5- Color 6- Origin 7- Material 8- Purpose You might not need to use all these adjectives in one sentence very frequently but let’s imagine that you want to describe your cat to your friend very precisely. Here the order of the adjectives will go I have a cute little 2-year fluffy brown Persian cat. Or if you want to describe a bag, you would say I need a [...]

English in 60 Seconds – Order of Adjectives2020-02-18T15:32:58+00:00

ENGLISH in 60 Seconds GRAMMAR LESSON – Participle Adjectives

2020-02-17T11:05:40+00:00

ENGLISH in 60 Seconds GRAMMAR LESSON - Participle Adjectives Hi, I’m Teacher Mahya from California KL. Today, let’s look at Participle Adjectives. 1. Past participle adjectives end in ‘ed’ and are used to describe how a person feels. bored amazed interested 2. Present participle adjectives end in ‘ing’ and are used to describe how something is (not how someone feels). boring amazing interesting “I was so bored and I didn’t know what to do.” (You’re describing how you felt) “Everyone thinks Kevin is boring except me.” (You’re describing Kevin and his personality, not how he or you feel) Good luck! [...]

ENGLISH in 60 Seconds GRAMMAR LESSON – Participle Adjectives2020-02-17T11:05:40+00:00

English in 60 Seconds – homophones Verbs in English

2020-02-12T13:24:33+00:00

English in 60 Seconds -  homophones verbs in English Hello everyone, this is a California KL school lesson - English in 60 Seconds - and it’s going to be very interesting. Listen and watch carefully! We will look at the two verbs in English which are homophones, which means that they sound the same, but obviously have a different meaning. The first one is the verb 1. to lie, a regular verb so we have lie, lied, lied, which means to say something untrue. Example: He always lies. You’re lying and that’s not good. He lied about his age. The [...]

English in 60 Seconds – homophones Verbs in English2020-02-12T13:24:33+00:00

ENGLISH in 60 SECONDS GRAMMAR LESSON – Play, Do and Go for Sports

2020-02-11T09:03:00+00:00

60 SECONDS ENGLISH GRAMMAR LESSON - Play, Do and Go for Sports Hi, I’m Teacher Mahya from California KL. Today, let’s learn about using the verbs ‘play’, ‘do’ and ‘go’ for sports. 1. We use the verb ‘play’ for competitive sports played against an opponent or team. For example: Let’s play tennis. We love playing football. 2. The verb ‘do’ is used for recreational activities that have no teams and are played without a ball. For example: They did gymnastics when they were young. He’s doing yoga later. 3. The verb ‘go’ is used for activities ending in -ing. For [...]

ENGLISH in 60 SECONDS GRAMMAR LESSON – Play, Do and Go for Sports2020-02-11T09:03:00+00:00

English in 60 Seconds “Order of Adjectives”

2020-02-11T07:14:33+00:00

English in 60 Seconds “Order of Adjectives” When you want to describe something, you need to follow a specific sequence. 8 types of adjectives are placed as: 1- Opinion 2- Size 3- Age 4- Shape 5- Color 6- Origin 7- Material 8- Purpose You might not need to use all these adjectives in one sentence very frequently but let’s imagine that you want to describe your cat to your friend very precisely. Here the order of the adjectives will go I have a cute little 2-year fluffy brown Persian cat. Or if you want to describe a bag, you would [...]

English in 60 Seconds “Order of Adjectives”2020-02-11T07:14:33+00:00

English in 60 seconds “too+adjective + a/an+ noun”

2020-02-11T09:04:44+00:00

60 Seconds English "too+adjective + a/an+ noun" Hello my name is Enida from California KL school and today we will look at a rule in English when we want to say that something is more than what we expected it to be without comparing it to something else. We can do that by using the intensifier ‘too’. Here is an example with this simple sentence to make it all clear: This is an expensive desk. You’ll see that the indefinite article is before the adjective and the noun. Now, you want to say that it is more expensive than you [...]

English in 60 seconds “too+adjective + a/an+ noun”2020-02-11T09:04:44+00:00

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