Happy English Podcast

By Michael DiGiacomo Happy English

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506 – 8 Idioms using BY
6:46
Hey guys it’s Michael here from Happy English. It’s a rainy day in New York City and to be honest with you guys, the weather feels more like the middle of November than it does the middle of May. The temperature is just 8°C, and instead of this sweater, I should be wearing a polo shirt right about now. We ... <div><a href="https://www.myhappyenglish.com/506-8-idioms-using-by/" class="more-link">Read More</a></div><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/HappyEnglishPodcast/~4/BtlFCnDnb94" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
May 17, 2019
505 – 10 Idioms Beginning With OUT OF
6:49
Hey guys it’s Michael here from Happy English. It’s just about the end of April and little by little, the days are getting longer and the weather is getting warmer. I think it’s a good time for me to start thinking about planting my vegetable garden. I’m a little out of shape these days, so I think I can kill ... <div><a href="https://www.myhappyenglish.com/505-10-idioms-beginning-with-out-of/" class="more-link">Read More</a></div><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/HappyEnglishPodcast/~4/qo6PXj4wThw" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Apr 25, 2019
504 – 10 Ways To Use BOOK – English Vocabulary Lesson
7:01
Hey guys, Michael here! It seems like Spring has finally come to the Big Apple. I took a walk around Bryant park this afternoon. The sun was shining, the sky was blue and tons of people were out enjoying the park. Thank goodness we’ve closed the book on winter! That reminds me. For today’s English lesson, we’re going to have ... <div><a href="https://www.myhappyenglish.com/504-10-ways-to-use-book-english-vocabulary-lesson/" class="more-link">Read More</a></div><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/HappyEnglishPodcast/~4/xtaGX3NvJyA" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Apr 11, 2019
503 – 9 Ways To Use Be Up
12:41
Hey guys, it’s Michael here. Well we are a couple of weeks into spring and it actually seems like the weather is starting to warm up. I guess old man winter has finally hit the road. I really like the spring and one reason is my birthday. Yep! My birthday is coming up this weekend. Maybe a lot of you ... <div><a href="https://www.myhappyenglish.com/503-9-ways-to-use-be-up/" class="more-link">Read More</a></div><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/HappyEnglishPodcast/~4/FiThmb2ekPY" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Apr 04, 2019
502 – Win vs. Earn vs. Gain
6:50
Hey guys, it’s Michael here. It’s officially spring here in NYC, but you wouldn’t know that by walking around outside this morning. The temperature was around 1 degree Celsius. And it’s really windy. Luckily, this winter wasn’t as cold as it usually is. I can’t wait for the warm weather to come. The other day, one of my students from ... <div><a href="https://www.myhappyenglish.com/502-win-vs-earn-vs-gain/" class="more-link">Read More</a></div><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/HappyEnglishPodcast/~4/NjjXfZh0aHk" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Mar 23, 2019
501 – HAVE vs. HAVE GOT and HAVE TO vs. HAVE GOT TO
7:13
Hey guys it’s Michael here from happy English. It’s the beginning of March but here in New York the weather really feels like the middle of January. It was -8° this morning. Incredible. I am really looking forward to spring. Ok, for today’s English lesson, I’d like to answer a question from Masoud, who left a voice message on the ... <div><a href="https://www.myhappyenglish.com/501-have-vs-have-got-and-have-to-vs-have-got-to/" class="more-link">Read More</a></div><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/HappyEnglishPodcast/~4/r6rvKM3JB3A" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Mar 08, 2019
500 – Do You vs. Did You Natural Pronunciation
6:56
Hey guys it’s Michael here. This is episode 500. The first episode of the Happy English podcast was published on May 31, 2014. Since that time, we’ve covered a lot of different idioms, phrasal verbs, grammar points, and so on. It’s been quite an amazing journey up till this point and I’m really looking forward to the next 500. Of ... <div><a href="https://www.myhappyenglish.com/500-do-you-vs-did-you-natural-pronunciation/" class="more-link">Read More</a></div><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/HappyEnglishPodcast/~4/05f2ykHHkSw" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Feb 07, 2019
499 – Using DO and BE For Emphasis
5:28
Hey guys it’s Michael here and I just got back from a fun vacation in Japan. Well it was fun until I picked up a stomach virus. Boy, did that ruin my trip. Here’s a travel tip for you guys. Don’t forget to bring some basic medicine from home because you may not be able to find what you need ... <div><a href="https://www.myhappyenglish.com/499-using-do-and-be-for-emphasis/" class="more-link">Read More</a></div><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/HappyEnglishPodcast/~4/QoqdVmJtOyI" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Jan 30, 2019
498 – 6 Ways To Use While
6:10
Hey guys it’s Michael here from Happy English. I hope 2019 is getting off to a good start with all of you I’ve got a feeling that this is going to be a really great year. Alright let’s jump right into today’s English lesson. Today we’re going to look at the word while. By the way if you have a ... <div><a href="https://www.myhappyenglish.com/498-6-ways-to-use-while/" class="more-link">Read More</a></div><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/HappyEnglishPodcast/~4/JN2fDN-Dyhk" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Jan 20, 2019
497 – Would vs. Could
6:25
Hey guys! Michael here. Welcome to the first podcast of 2019. 2019! I can&#8217;t believe it&#8217;s the new year already. By the way, this year marks the fifth year of the Happy English Podcast. Thank you everyone for checking out the podcast and for studying with me here. I really appreciate it. Recently one of my followers on Instagram asked ... <div><a href="https://www.myhappyenglish.com/497-would-vs-could/" class="more-link">Read More</a></div><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/HappyEnglishPodcast/~4/9fnYxK2yLPo" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Jan 04, 2019
496 – The Night Before Christmas Poem
3:45
Merry Christmas Everyone! For this podcast, I&#8217;m going to revive the famous poem, attributed to Clement Clarke Moore. This is an iconic poem, written with some old style grammar and vocabulary, that we often hear at Christmas. The Night Before Christmas. &#8216;Twas the night before Christmas, when all through the house Not a creature was stirring, not even a mouse; ... <div><a href="https://www.myhappyenglish.com/496-the-night-before-christmas-poem/" class="more-link">Read More</a></div><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/HappyEnglishPodcast/~4/e0II0L-MBdE" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Dec 24, 2018
495 – 7 Ways To Use HAVE
6:12
Hey guys it’s Michael here from happy English and it’s the week before Christmas and just two weeks until the end of the year. Time flies doesn’t. Here in the US schools are generally closed between Christmas and New Year’s and so a lot of people take a vacation at that time. I think I’m going to have just one ... <div><a href="https://www.myhappyenglish.com/495-7-ways-to-use-have/" class="more-link">Read More</a></div><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/HappyEnglishPodcast/~4/cN3Vr3ALjqs" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Dec 20, 2018
494 – 5 Ways To Use COULD
5:52
Hey guys it’s Michael here from happy English coming to you on a snowy day in New York City. Actually I can’t say how hard it’s snowing right now because I don’t have a window in my office. If I had a window I could tell you, and that brings us to the point of today’s English lesson. We’re going ... <div><a href="https://www.myhappyenglish.com/494-5-ways-to-use-could/" class="more-link">Read More</a></div><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/HappyEnglishPodcast/~4/hSmhb1u8lTs" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Dec 13, 2018
493 – Phrasal Verbs With THROW
5:28
Hey guys! It&#8217;s December! This is the last month of 2018 and before you know it, Santa will be coming down the chimney and then shortly after that, we&#8217;ll be wishing everyone a happy new year. If you ask me, I think time flies way too quickly, so you can&#8217;t throw away your time. That reminds me! Today, we&#8217;re going ... <div><a href="https://www.myhappyenglish.com/493-phrasal-verbs-with-throw/" class="more-link">Read More</a></div><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/HappyEnglishPodcast/~4/TBcJzhfs3ig" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Dec 04, 2018
492 – Especially vs. Specially
5:00
Hey guys it’s Michael here from Happy English and welcome back to another English lesson podcast. When I looked at the calendar this morning I realized that this is the last week in November and, December is right around the corner. Wow! This year has really flown by. Do you guys have any plans for the holidays? Feel free to ... <div><a href="https://www.myhappyenglish.com/492-especially-vs-specially/" class="more-link">Read More</a></div><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/HappyEnglishPodcast/~4/WqRnnjpuE0A" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Nov 27, 2018
491 – Phrasal Verbs & Idioms With SET
6:55
Hey guys it’s Michael here from Happy English. These days it’s pretty cold here in New York and it seems like winter is really starting to set in even though it’s still technically the fall. New York winters are really tough and I’m not a big fan of the cold weather. But, the cold weather does bring some of my ... <div><a href="https://www.myhappyenglish.com/491-phrasal-verbs-idioms-with-set/" class="more-link">Read More</a></div><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/HappyEnglishPodcast/~4/4EvC1snlQrM" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Nov 20, 2018
490 – FALL Idoms
9:23
Hey guys, Michael here. I have another podcast English lesson for you today. It&#8217;s the fall, right? It&#8217;s kind of the middle of November, but this morning when I woke up, the temperature was like, minus one celsius. Not only that, but there was frost all over the windows of my car. I&#8217;m telling you, I am not ready for ... <div><a href="https://www.myhappyenglish.com/490-fall-idoms/" class="more-link">Read More</a></div><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/HappyEnglishPodcast/~4/j-SSRTKG0j0" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Nov 12, 2018
489 – Phrasal Verbs & Idioms With POP
6:17
Hey guys, Michael here. I know it’s been a while since I’ve put out a podcast, but I’m really glad to be back at it again. Thanks so much to everyone who has written me and asked. Well, let’s get to it. Haider, who is one of my YouTube Channel subscribers, sent me a message about phrases, phrasal verbs and ... <div><a href="https://www.myhappyenglish.com/489-phrasal-verbs-idioms-with-pop/" class="more-link">Read More</a></div><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/HappyEnglishPodcast/~4/U_IVFrmQMOk" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Nov 05, 2018
488 – 5 Grammar Patterns You Can Use With GET
3:51
Get is an interesting verb because it has a variety of uses an meanings in English. For today&#8217;s English lesson, let&#8217;s have a look at 5 different grammar patterns that we use with get. Are you ready? Let&#8217;s check it out! Here are the example sentences. To get the details of this English lesson, you need to listen to the ... <div><a href="https://www.myhappyenglish.com/488-5-grammar-patterns-you-can-use-with-get/" class="more-link">Read More</a></div><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/HappyEnglishPodcast/~4/cc3MamLy6lw" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Oct 05, 2018
487 – 8 Ways To Use BE OUT
5:35
In podcast 486 we talked about phrasal verbs that use the be verb and in that podcast, I mentioned that the phrase verb be out has a number of different meanings and uses. For today’s English lesson, we are going to take a look at eight different ways that we use the phrase verb be out. Are you ready? Let’s ... <div><a href="https://www.myhappyenglish.com/487-8-ways-to-use-be-out/" class="more-link">Read More</a></div><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/HappyEnglishPodcast/~4/0HaF6W6LiHE" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Sep 13, 2018
486 – 8 Phrasal Verbs With BE
5:59
When you think of phrasal verbs, the be verb may not be the first idea that comes to your mind. But actually, we have a number of common phrasal verbs with the be verb, so for today’s English lesson, let’s check them out! Here are the example sentences. To get the details of this English lesson, you need to listen ... <div><a href="https://www.myhappyenglish.com/486-8-phrasal-verbs-with-be/" class="more-link">Read More</a></div><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/HappyEnglishPodcast/~4/vrH-SK5NkyI" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Aug 26, 2018
485 – 9 Ways To Use RUN
6:01
Run is an interesting verb in English because it has so many different meanings and uses. We often think about verbs like make and do as being very flexible in their meanings, and I think run is in that same category. For today’s English lesson let’s take a look at the most common ways that we use run. Keep in ... <div><a href="https://www.myhappyenglish.com/485-9-ways-to-use-run/" class="more-link">Read More</a></div><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/HappyEnglishPodcast/~4/HhMJ8LmJA1o" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Jul 30, 2018
484 – 5 Ways To Use KEEP
4:15
The other day somebody wrote a comment on MyHappyEnglish.com and said, &#8220;Please keep making podcasts.&#8221; I really appreciate everyone who leaves comments on the website and this one inspired me to put together this lesson. Keep is a very interesting verb because it has several different meanings and uses, so for today’s English lesson let’s check it out. Here are ... <div><a href="https://www.myhappyenglish.com/484-5-ways-to-use-keep/" class="more-link">Read More</a></div><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/HappyEnglishPodcast/~4/_FgNpvODTrg" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Jul 18, 2018
483 – Know vs. Know About
6:18
Ah, prepositions. So, so tricky for a lot of English learners. Today, we’re going to look at how the preposition about changes the meaning and usage of the verb know. I know and I know about are not the same. The meaning of know and know about differs based on what you are talking about, and the context of the ... <div><a href="https://www.myhappyenglish.com/483-know-vs-know-about/" class="more-link">Read More</a></div><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/HappyEnglishPodcast/~4/1loTjYLB1Cc" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Jul 05, 2018
482 – IELTS Advice With Eliot Friesen From Magoosh
22:35
Are you taking the IELTS exam? If so, then you don&#8217;t want to miss my interview with Eliot Friesen from Magoosh. He shares a lot of useful insight into the exam. We talk about the format of the exam, how IELTS is different from other standardized English tests, and Eliot&#8217;s 4 key tips to IELTS success. I hope you like ... <div><a href="https://www.myhappyenglish.com/482-ielts-advice-with-eliot-friesen-from-magoosh/" class="more-link">Read More</a></div><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/HappyEnglishPodcast/~4/qDAUw0utTl4" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Jul 01, 2018
481 – Using IF In Indirect Speech and Indirect Questions
4:52
Prepositions. I think everybody who studies English has a love-hate relationship with them. They even drive me crazy as a teacher, and I’m a native English speaker. So I can imagine how you guys must feel trying to deal with these bad boys. For today’s English lesson, let’s talk about how we use if in indirect speech and questions. I ... <div><a href="https://www.myhappyenglish.com/481-using-if-in-indirect-speech-and-indirect-questions/" class="more-link">Read More</a></div><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/HappyEnglishPodcast/~4/qUO5E-8byQk" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Jun 21, 2018
480 – My Best Advice About How To Improve Your English
11:10
A lot of English learners as me what they can do to improve their English and to speak more naturally. For today&#8217;s podcast, I would like to give you some practical advice about how you can do that. It&#8217;s no secret that practicing the four skills (reading, listening, speaking, and writing) every day can have the greatest impact on your ... <div><a href="https://www.myhappyenglish.com/480-my-best-advice-about-how-to-improve-your-english/" class="more-link">Read More</a></div><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/HappyEnglishPodcast/~4/l3-mzxxqnWs" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Jun 10, 2018
479 – Using Go On – English Vocabulary and Grammar Lesson
8:17
Hey guys it’s Michael here with another Happy English podcast. Today we’re going to talk about some phrases that use the verb go followed by the preposition on. I know a lot of English learners get stuck on this point because generally the verb go is followed by the preposition to. Well, you go to a place, right? You can ... <div><a href="https://www.myhappyenglish.com/479-using-go-on-english-vocabulary-and-grammar-lesson/" class="more-link">Read More</a></div><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/HappyEnglishPodcast/~4/X047gtxqTNc" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Jun 06, 2018
478 – 8 Idioms Using ON and the BE Verb
6:24
You guys know that I like teaching idioms right? Well today I have a special set of idioms that use on and the be verb. You can be on a roll, on cloud nine, on edge, on pins and needles, on your way, on the go, on the right track, and on the wagon. Let’s check them out! Here are ... <div><a href="https://www.myhappyenglish.com/478-8-idioms-using-on-and-the-be-verb/" class="more-link">Read More</a></div><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/HappyEnglishPodcast/~4/CAHks6hM6d4" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
May 25, 2018
477 – Slang & Idioms About Communication
6:34
I love teaching slang and idioms for a couple of reasons. First of all, you hear them all the time in movies, TV shows, and in everyday conversation. Secondly, using slang and idioms makes your English conversation sound more natural and less like a textbook. Today, we’re going to look at six phrases related to communication. Here are the example ... <div><a href="https://www.myhappyenglish.com/477-slang-idioms-about-communication/" class="more-link">Read More</a></div><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/HappyEnglishPodcast/~4/RbRAGn5VSew" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
May 19, 2018
476 – 8 Phrasal Verbs with Off
6:24
Phrasal verbs are an important part of English. As I’ve mentioned before, native English speakers prefer using phrasal verbs, and learning these will always help to make your English sound more natural. For today’s English lesson, we are going to look at 8 phrasal verbs that use the preposition off. Let’s check them out. Here are the example sentences. To ... <div><a href="https://www.myhappyenglish.com/476-8-phrasal-verbs-with-off/" class="more-link">Read More</a></div><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/HappyEnglishPodcast/~4/dG68z0apKlI" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
May 10, 2018
475 – After, Before, While, & During
4:10
This may seem like a simple topic, but it’s really not. Before, after, during, and while can all be used to talk about events, and but the grammar rules for these words is a little different. Even though the meaning of before, after, during, and while is pretty basic, I’ve noticed that a lot of English learners have trouble with ... <div><a href="https://www.myhappyenglish.com/475-after-before-while-during/" class="more-link">Read More</a></div><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/HappyEnglishPodcast/~4/ieyj61BuCzI" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Apr 03, 2018
474 – Can vs. May
5:27
Hey everyone! The other day, one of my students was asking me about can and may. There are some similarities with how we use these words, and so I thought that would be an interesting idea to share here on the podcast. So, for today’s English lesson, let’s have a look at how we can use can and may! Here ... <div><a href="https://www.myhappyenglish.com/474-can-vs-may/" class="more-link">Read More</a></div><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/HappyEnglishPodcast/~4/TnKqnTugROc" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Mar 25, 2018
473 – Six Bird Idioms
6:05
It’s almost spring. You know, the time when flowers bloom and birds sing. Ah birds…you know, that reminds me. In English, we have a lot of idioms about animals, and since it’s almost spring, how about we take a look at some bird idioms! Are you ready? Let’s check it out! Here are the example sentences. To get the details ... <div><a href="https://www.myhappyenglish.com/473-six-bird-idioms/" class="more-link">Read More</a></div><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/HappyEnglishPodcast/~4/nR26-cjbVLw" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Mar 19, 2018
472 – 3 Ways To Use Better – English Vocabulary Lesson
5:38
I am sure that you guys know, the word better is the comparative form of good. You know, good better best. Well, we have a number of different phrases in English that use the word better, so for today’s English lesson, let’s check them out. Here are the example sentences. To get the details of this English lesson, you need ... <div><a href="https://www.myhappyenglish.com/472-3-ways-to-use-better-english-vocabulary-lesson/" class="more-link">Read More</a></div><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/HappyEnglishPodcast/~4/FyHN1xLj6DA" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Mar 09, 2018
471 – Believe vs. Trust
5:40
It all happened this morning with one of my students online. She asked me what the difference was between believe and trust. Wow. Believe and trust. What is the difference? I really never thought about that before and I think trying to come up with the answer made my brain work so hard that there was smoke coming out of ... <div><a href="https://www.myhappyenglish.com/471-believe-vs-trust/" class="more-link">Read More</a></div><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/HappyEnglishPodcast/~4/fSuUh20vxfk" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Mar 02, 2018
470 – Phrasal Verbs With OVER!
5:48
Phrasal verbs make your English conversation and writing much more natural and less like a textbook. For today’s English lesson, let’s look at how to use come over, go over (2 meanings), stay over, think over, flip over, flip out over, and mull over. I hope you like it! Here are the example sentences. To get the details of this ... <div><a href="https://www.myhappyenglish.com/470-phrasal-verbs-with-over/" class="more-link">Read More</a></div><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/HappyEnglishPodcast/~4/dJsDBhToc_Y" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Feb 23, 2018
469 – Using AT (Part 3) – Phrases and Expressions with AT
6:10
This is the last episode in a three part series on the preposition AT. In Episode 467, we looked at 8 different ways that we use AT. Last week, in Episode 468, we studied phrasal verbs and idioms that contain AT. For today’s English lesson, we are going to look at other set phrases and expressions that use at. Are ... <div><a href="https://www.myhappyenglish.com/469-using-at-part-3-phrases-and-expressions-with-at/" class="more-link">Read More</a></div><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/HappyEnglishPodcast/~4/mTJkoe3_9tA" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Feb 15, 2018
468 – Using AT (Part 2)
7:41
This is the second episode in a three part series on the preposition AT. In the last lesson, we looked at 8 different ways that we use AT. For today’s English lesson, we’ll look at phrasal verbs and idioms that contain AT. Next time, we’ll study other set phrases and expressions that use at. Are you ready? Let’s get started! ... <div><a href="https://www.myhappyenglish.com/468-using-at-part-2/" class="more-link">Read More</a></div><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/HappyEnglishPodcast/~4/C42cTE_Ui6w" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Feb 08, 2018
467 – Using AT (Part 1)
6:07
I know that prepositions can be tough for a lot of English learners. That’s why starting today, I’m going to do a series of podcast lesson on them, starting with the preposition At. For today’s English lesson, we’re going to look at 8 different ways that we use AT. In the next episode, we’ll look at phrasal verbs and idioms ... <div><a href="https://www.myhappyenglish.com/467-using-at-part-1/" class="more-link">Read More</a></div><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/HappyEnglishPodcast/~4/0goM0j2PY_M" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Feb 02, 2018
Episode 466 – Any vs. Some – English Grammar Lesson
4:38
The words some and any can be tricky for a lot of English learners because they both have basically the meaning. Some and any refer to an unspecified amount of something. What makes these little words tricky is not what they mean, but how they are used. For today’s English lesson let’s have a look at how we can use ... <div><a href="https://www.myhappyenglish.com/episode-466-any-vs-some-english-grammar-lesson/" class="more-link">Read More</a></div><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/HappyEnglishPodcast/~4/WNvELnC-YD8" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Jan 25, 2018
465 – More Than, Better Than, and Prefer
4:46
This week, I was talking with one of my students about preferences and interesting discussion came up. Basically, we were trying to figure out the difference between and usage of Prefer, More Than, Better Than. I think this is a tough point for a lot of English learners to master, so for today’s English lesson, let’s have a look at ... <div><a href="https://www.myhappyenglish.com/episode-465-more-than-better-than-and-prefer/" class="more-link">Read More</a></div><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/HappyEnglishPodcast/~4/UKDOrvelqt4" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Jan 17, 2018
464 – Using Fewer and Less – English Grammar Lesson
5:48
Fewer is the comparative form of few and less is the comparative form of little. For today’s English lesson, let’s check out the difference between these two words and see how we can use them in everyday English. Here are the example sentences. To get the details of this English lesson, you need to listen to the podcast or check ... <div><a href="https://www.myhappyenglish.com/464-using-fewer-and-less-english-grammar-lesson/" class="more-link">Read More</a></div><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/HappyEnglishPodcast/~4/J0bxUL8YeeQ" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Jan 11, 2018
463 – Talking About Very Cold Weather – English Vocabulary Lesson
8:48
It’s been really cold here in NYC like around minus 10 degrees and really windy. When I was listening to the weather forcast this morning, the newscaster said it was bone chilling cold. Bone chilling cold! That phrase not only made me realize how cold it is outside, but it gave me the idea that we have a lot of ... <div><a href="https://www.myhappyenglish.com/463-talking-about-very-cold-weather-english-vocabulary-lesson/" class="more-link">Read More</a></div><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/HappyEnglishPodcast/~4/-EiIrpw1xLQ" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Jan 04, 2018
462 – Have Got and Have Gotten – English Grammar Lesson
5:28
A lot of English learners have some trouble with HAVE GOT &#038; HAVE GOTTEN. I think one reason is that there is a difference between how these phrases are used in American English and British English. For today’s English Podcast lesson, let’s look at the most common ways we use HAVE GOT &#038; HAVE GOTTEN in everyday American English. Here ... <div><a href="https://www.myhappyenglish.com/462-have-got-and-have-gotten-english-grammar-lesson/" class="more-link">Read More</a></div><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/HappyEnglishPodcast/~4/FI-FBTUiF1Y" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Dec 28, 2017
461 – 8 FALL Idioms – American English Lesson
7:48
FALL is an interesting verb because it can be used in a lot of different phrases in English. For today’s English lesson, we’re going to take a look at eight idioms that have the word FALL in them. The idioms are fall into place, fall in love, fall through, have a falling out, fall on deaf ears, fall short, fall ... <div><a href="https://www.myhappyenglish.com/461-8-fall-idioms-american-english-lesson/" class="more-link">Read More</a></div><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/HappyEnglishPodcast/~4/Bm7WGUrw13M" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Dec 22, 2017
460 – 7 Cold Idioms – American English Idiom Lesson
7:17
It’s getting cold out there. In fact, it snowed for the first time this season a few days ago. So for today’s English lesson, let’s have a look at seven idioms that contain the word cold. The idioms are cold turkey, it will be a cold day in hell, have it down cold, cold calling, break out in a cold ... <div><a href="https://www.myhappyenglish.com/460-7-cold-idioms-american-english-idiom-lesson/" class="more-link">Read More</a></div><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/HappyEnglishPodcast/~4/fL09WCTV3t4" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Dec 13, 2017
459 – Both vs. Either vs. Neither – English Grammar Lesson
6:46
For today’s English lesson, let’s check out how to use Both, either and neither. First, listen to this short story: There is going to be a big meeting in Chicago next week and we are trying to decide who we can send from the office. Both Jenny and Jack have too much work to do, so neither of them can ... <div><a href="https://www.myhappyenglish.com/459-both-vs-either-vs-neither-english-grammar-lesson/" class="more-link">Read More</a></div><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/HappyEnglishPodcast/~4/KPHlLisoGW4" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Dec 06, 2017
458 – As Long As, Providing, and Provided – English Vocabulary Lesson
3:53
The first time you see the phrase as long as, you might think that it is a comparison. For example, the Mississippi river is not as long as the Amazon river. However, the phrase as long as is also used in a different way in English. For today’s English lesson, we’re going to take a look at two special meanings ... <div><a href="https://www.myhappyenglish.com/458-as-long-as-providing-and-provided-english-vocabulary-lesson/" class="more-link">Read More</a></div><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/HappyEnglishPodcast/~4/xeBimHxnhdA" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Nov 29, 2017
457 -Any More vs. Any Longer vs. No Longer – English Vocabulary Lesson
4:14
The phrases any more, any longer and no longer can be used to talk about situations (like someone’s habit) that used to regularly happen in the past, but they don’t happen now. It seems like a lot of English learners have trouble with these phrases, so for today’s English lesson, let’s have a look at how we can use any ... <div><a href="https://www.myhappyenglish.com/457-any-more-vs-any-longer-vs-no-longer-english-vocabulary-lesson/" class="more-link">Read More</a></div><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/HappyEnglishPodcast/~4/WXYt22LWFxM" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Nov 22, 2017
456 – Phrases With I & Prepositions English Lesson
5:26
Prepositions are interesting because a number of prepositions can be used as adverbs. For example, I can say, I’m behind you. Behind means the back side of something. I’m behind you means the opposite of I’m in front of you. But, the phrase I’m behind, means that late. I’m behind means I’m not on schedule. For today’s English lesson, let’s ... <div><a href="https://www.myhappyenglish.com/456-phrases-with-i-prepositions-english-lesson/" class="more-link">Read More</a></div><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/HappyEnglishPodcast/~4/_1tlRvoOJFE" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Nov 15, 2017
455 – The Silent T – Natural American English Pronunciation
8:15
If you’ve been following my YouTube channel, you know that I’ve been focusing on Natural American English pronunciation recently. Well today, I thought that I would bring that lesson flow to the podcast. Actually, it was a request from one of my students, so Vincent, this is for you! I noticed that quite often when there is an N and ... <div><a href="https://www.myhappyenglish.com/455-the-silent-t-natural-american-english-pronunciation/" class="more-link">Read More</a></div><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/HappyEnglishPodcast/~4/5teN-kF-0-o" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Nov 03, 2017
454 – Phrasal Verbs with GO – English Vocabulary Lesson
5:19
As you probable know, a phrasal verb is a verb plus a preposition that is used as an idiom. Well, for today’s English lesson, let’s look at 6 phrasal verbs that use go. Are you ready? Let’s check them out! Here are the example sentences. To get the details of this English lesson, you need to listen to the podcast ... <div><a href="https://www.myhappyenglish.com/454-phrasal-verbs-with-go-english-vocabulary-lesson/" class="more-link">Read More</a></div><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/HappyEnglishPodcast/~4/elgqdrDRpPU" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Oct 24, 2017
453 – Time Phrases with After & Before Free English Lesson
4:16
I’m sure that a lot of listeners are comfortable with talking about time in general, but I often hear even advanced speakers use phrases like “next next week,” which is not correct. How about you? Can you talk about two days from today or two weeks before this week? For today’s English lesson, I’m going to show you this basic, ... <div><a href="https://www.myhappyenglish.com/453-time-phrases-with-after-before-free-english-lesson/" class="more-link">Read More</a></div><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/HappyEnglishPodcast/~4/drOnjQ93LyQ" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Oct 17, 2017
452 – Using THAT – American English Lesson
4:59
The word that is an interesting word in English because it has a number of different uses. That can be a pronoun, as in that’s my mom; a determiner, as in that bag belongs to Jenny; an adverb, as in, I didn’t know it was that far; and a substitute for which and who, as in, the pen that you ... <div><a href="https://www.myhappyenglish.com/452-using-that-american-english-lesson/" class="more-link">Read More</a></div><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/HappyEnglishPodcast/~4/cn8VdZrPA2g" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Sep 27, 2017
451 – Gone vs. Been in American English!
4:56
The other day, one of my students was asking me about the difference between gone and been, as in, I’ve never been to Paris or I’ve never gone to Paris. That’s a great question and so I’ve decided to answer it here on the podcast. Today, we’ll look at how to use gone and been. Here are the example sentences. ... <div><a href="https://www.myhappyenglish.com/451-gone-vs-been-in-american-english/" class="more-link">Read More</a></div><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/HappyEnglishPodcast/~4/Fd_UUsYdUkw" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Sep 23, 2017
450 – Phrasal Verbs With KEEP
6:04
The verb keep had the meaning of continue and thinking about that, today I’d like to show you some phrasal verbs that use keep. Please note that keep is an irregular verb and the forms are keep, kept and kept. Let’s check them out. Here are the example sentences. To get the details of this English lesson, you need to ... <div><a href="https://www.myhappyenglish.com/450-phrasal-verbs-with-keep/" class="more-link">Read More</a></div><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/HappyEnglishPodcast/~4/xSVuR7boBi4" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Sep 11, 2017
449 – Using Make Part 3 – Phrasal Verbs & Idioms
8:42
Today is the second in a three part series of podcasts focusing on make. As I mentioned in Episode 447, make is one of those interesting words in English because it has a number of different meanings and uses. In this episode, we’ll look at some common phrases and collocations using make. In the next episode, we’ll look at some ... <div><a href="https://www.myhappyenglish.com/449-using-make-part-3-phrasal-verbs-idioms/" class="more-link">Read More</a></div><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/HappyEnglishPodcast/~4/fUnR6G2M-A0" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Aug 31, 2017
448 – Using Make Part 2 – Collocations and Phrases
6:47
Today is the second in a three part series of podcasts focusing on make. As I mentioned in Episode 447, make is one of those interesting words in English because it has a number of different meanings and uses. In this episode, we’ll look at some common phrases and collocations using make. In the next episode, we’ll look at some ... <div><a href="https://www.myhappyenglish.com/448-using-make-part-2-collocations-and-phrases/" class="more-link">Read More</a></div><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/HappyEnglishPodcast/~4/S9L-GJQDAXg" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Aug 28, 2017
447 – Using Make, Part I
6:08
Today, I’m going to start a three part series of podcasts focusing on make. Make is one of those interesting words in English that has several different meanings and uses. For today’s English lesson, are going to look at the verb to make, what it means, and how it is used in everyday English. In the next episode, we’ll look ... <div><a href="https://www.myhappyenglish.com/447-using-make-part-i/" class="more-link">Read More</a></div><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/HappyEnglishPodcast/~4/mtlQUBvUaME" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Aug 20, 2017
446 – 11 Ways to use Get + the Past Participle
5:54
Get…the verb get is so interesting in English because it has several meanings just on its own. I covered those meanings in podcast Episode 111. Get is also used in a number of phrases and idioms. For today’s English lesson, I’d like to show you 11 different phrases using get and a pp verb…that’s the past participle verb. Are you ... <div><a href="https://www.myhappyenglish.com/446-11-ways-to-use-get-the-past-participle/" class="more-link">Read More</a></div><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/HappyEnglishPodcast/~4/K4xkA-UGgpk" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Aug 13, 2017
445 – How to use When, While, & As
5:17
A lot of my students ask me abut the difference between using when, while, and as. All three of these words can be used to indicate that two things happen at the same time, but they are not all used in the same way. I know that this is a confusing English point, so for today’s English lesson, let’s have ... <div><a href="https://www.myhappyenglish.com/episode-445-how-to-use-when-while-as/" class="more-link">Read More</a></div><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/HappyEnglishPodcast/~4/deXFX0FpjeQ" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Aug 09, 2017
444 – Using HIT
5:11
Hit is an interesting word in English and as a verb, hit has a number of different meanings and uses. For today’s English lesson, let’s check out the various ways we can use hit in everyday English. We’ll also look at the idiom, to hit the books. Keep in mind that hit is an irregular verb, so the three parts ... <div><a href="https://www.myhappyenglish.com/444-using-hit/" class="more-link">Read More</a></div><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/HappyEnglishPodcast/~4/F1qiadI_N5A" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Jul 17, 2017
443 – Using A Little, A Bit, & A Bit Of – Talking About Small Quantity
5:36
When you want to talk about a small quantity of something, you can use the phrases a little and a bit or a bit of. Both of these indicate a small amount of something, but a lot of English learners get stuck on when to use a bit and when to use a bit of. As well, it’s important to ... <div><a href="https://www.myhappyenglish.com/433-using-a-little-a-bit-a-bit-of-talking-about-small-quantity/" class="more-link">Read More</a></div><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/HappyEnglishPodcast/~4/gdWu8bRMmUU" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Jul 06, 2017
442 – Using AS-AS To Talk About Similarity
4:58
We can use AS followed by an adjective or an adverb plus AS to talk similarity or to compare things. For today’s English lesson, let’s have a look at six different ways that the AS&#8230;AS combination can be use in this way. Here are the example sentences. To get the details of this English lesson, you need to listen to ... <div><a href="https://www.myhappyenglish.com/442-using-as-as-to-talk-about-similarity/" class="more-link">Read More</a></div><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/HappyEnglishPodcast/~4/lk8JDENj5Uw" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Jun 28, 2017
441 – Using Most
4:13
Most is a pretty versatile word because it can be used before a noun, before an adjective, and with a verb as an adverb. We also use the idiom, to make the most of something. For today’s English lesson, let’s have a look at how we can use most in everyday English. Here are the example sentences. To get the ... <div><a href="https://www.myhappyenglish.com/441-using-most/" class="more-link">Read More</a></div><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/HappyEnglishPodcast/~4/OC_lEIZGpNI" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Jun 20, 2017
440 – Alone vs. By Myself
5:11
Last week, someone asked me about the difference between alone and by myself. That&#8217;s a really great question because alone and by myself are very similar in meaning, but there is one key difference. So, for today’s English lesson, let’s have a look at these words, what they mean, and how you can use them in everyday English. We’ll also ... <div><a href="https://www.myhappyenglish.com/440-alone-vs-by-myself/" class="more-link">Read More</a></div><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/HappyEnglishPodcast/~4/OFiayoWu_WM" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Jun 08, 2017
439 – 5 Ways to Use the Infinitive – English Grammar Lesson
5:33
Very is an interesting word in English because it can be used as both an adjective and adverb. I think most people are used to using very as an adverb, but as I just mentioned it is also possible to use very as an adjective before a noun. For today’s English lesson, we’re going to look at these two ways ... <div><a href="https://www.myhappyenglish.com/439-5-ways-to-use-the-infinitive-english-grammar-lesson/" class="more-link">Read More</a></div><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/HappyEnglishPodcast/~4/5W-qYjyx_Z4" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
May 24, 2017
438 – Very as an Adverb and Adjective
4:27
Very is an interesting word in English because it can be used as both an adjective and adverb. I think most people are used to using very as an adverb, but as I just mentioned it is also possible to use very as an adjective before a noun. For today’s English lesson, we’re going to look at these two ways ... <div><a href="https://www.myhappyenglish.com/438-very-as-an-adverb-and-adjective/" class="more-link">Read More</a></div><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/HappyEnglishPodcast/~4/uNx_QfSRsFA" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
May 12, 2017
437 – 3 Ways To Use Should Have
5:17
Should is a very interesting modal verb because it has a number of different meanings and uses. We use should have followed by the PP verb. That’s the past participle. You can say things like should have done should have tried should have gone and so. For today’s English lesson let’s take a look at three different ways we can ... <div><a href="https://www.myhappyenglish.com/437-3-ways-to-use-should-have/" class="more-link">Read More</a></div><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/HappyEnglishPodcast/~4/cnbQOhwIMus" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
May 05, 2017
436 – 7 Ways To Use Need – English Vocabulary Lesson
4:04
Need is a very interesting word in English because it can be used as a verb and a noun. We also have some set phrases using need, so for today’s English lesson let’s check them out! Here are the example sentences. To get the details of this English lesson, you need to listen to the podcast or check the transcript ... <div><a href="https://www.myhappyenglish.com/436-7-ways-to-use-need-english-vocabulary-lesson/" class="more-link">Read More</a></div><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/HappyEnglishPodcast/~4/_-C8eHmbmLA" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Apr 28, 2017
435 – Slang Greetings in American English
5:49
A friend of mine who I haven’t seen in a while came over my house today. When we sat down, he said, so what’s shaking. What’s shaking? That’s a great question, and it got me thinking that we have a lot of casual and informal Greetings in English. So, for today’s English lesson, let’s check them out! Here are the ... <div><a href="https://www.myhappyenglish.com/435-slang-greetings-in-american-english/" class="more-link">Read More</a></div><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/HappyEnglishPodcast/~4/QBjgIvbyM8M" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Apr 20, 2017
434 – Must & Have To: A Grammar Tense Lesson
3:38
Must and have to are modal verbs that show necessity. For today’s English lesson let’s take a look at how we can talk about necessity using must and have to in the present past and future. Here are the example sentences. To get the details of this English lesson, you need to listen to the podcast or check the transcript ... <div><a href="https://www.myhappyenglish.com/434-must-have-to-a-grammar-tense-lesson/" class="more-link">Read More</a></div><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/HappyEnglishPodcast/~4/bwpk0mnEYOU" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Apr 15, 2017
433 – Can, Could, & Be Able To – English Grammar & Usage
5:24
The other day, somebody asked me about the difference between using can and be able to talk about ability. That’s a really great question and I think more than just a basic English grammar question. So for today’s English lesson let’s look at how we use can, could, and be able to. Here are the example sentences. To get the ... <div><a href="https://www.myhappyenglish.com/433-can-could-be-able-to-english-grammar-usage/" class="more-link">Read More</a></div><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/HappyEnglishPodcast/~4/besGO7iqqDc" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Apr 04, 2017
432 – Three Word Phrasal Verbs
5:27
As you probably know a phrasal verb is a verb plus the proposition that is used like an idiom. For example, I can say, turn on the light. When you turn on the light, actually nothing is turning, and nothing is on, so the meaning of turn on is an idiomatic meaning. That’s a phrasal verb. Well most phrasal verbs ... <div><a href="https://www.myhappyenglish.com/432-three-word-phrasal-verbs/" class="more-link">Read More</a></div><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/HappyEnglishPodcast/~4/dFRLZYRgwcE" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Mar 27, 2017
431 – Embedded Questions – Basic English Grammar Lesson
5:11
For today’s English lesson, let’s have a look at embedded questions. An embedded question is when we take a question and embed it or put it inside a sentence. For example, “Where is Jack?” That’s a question. “I wonder where Jack is.” That’s an embedded question. There are a couple of rules that you need to know to make one ... <div><a href="https://www.myhappyenglish.com/431-embedded-questions-basic-english-grammar-lesson/" class="more-link">Read More</a></div><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/HappyEnglishPodcast/~4/WNbSXICYmXc" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Mar 24, 2017
430 – Cat Idioms English Lesson
6:26
Are you a cat person or a dog person? I tend to be a dog person, but for today’s English lesson, everyone is a cat person. That&#8217;s because we are going to look at some idioms that relate to cats or come from cats. Are you ready? Let’s check them out. Here are the example sentences. To get the details ... <div><a href="https://www.myhappyenglish.com/430-cat-idioms-english-lesson/" class="more-link">Read More</a></div><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/HappyEnglishPodcast/~4/tME7XgSka58" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Mar 20, 2017
429 – Using Prepositions with GOOD -English Grammar Lesson
7:15
I was speaking with a friend of mine the other day over a cup of coffee. He seemed pretty surprised when I told him that I drink more than 3 cups of Joe everyday. Hey man that’s not good for you, he said, and that got me thinking. Good is an interesting adjective because we can use it with a ... <div><a href="https://www.myhappyenglish.com/429-using-prepositions-with-good-english-grammar-lesson/" class="more-link">Read More</a></div><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/HappyEnglishPodcast/~4/67cIJ3Yw7sY" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Mar 18, 2017
428-Using MAY – English Modal Grammar Lesson
3:54
May is a modal verb which has a number of different uses in English . For today’s English lesson, let&#8217;s take a look at how we can use may. Here are the example sentences. To get the details of this English lesson, you need to listen to the podcast or check the transcript for the details: I may go fishing ... <div><a href="https://www.myhappyenglish.com/428-using-may/" class="more-link">Read More</a></div><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/HappyEnglishPodcast/~4/aHP9eIYLqm0" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Mar 13, 2017
427 – Using BY – English Preposition Grammar Lesson
4:54
The preposition by has a number of different uses in English. I know that a lot of English learners have a trouble with prepositions. Like by, a lot of prepositions can be used in several different ways. So for today’s English lesson let’s focus on 6 different ways that we can use by. Here are the example sentences. To get ... <div><a href="https://www.myhappyenglish.com/427-using-by/" class="more-link">Read More</a></div><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/HappyEnglishPodcast/~4/sNR4yVo2oos" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Mar 07, 2017
426 – Using Cool – English Vocabulary Lesson
4:08
Cool is an interesting word in English because it has a variety of uses. So, for today’s English lesson let’s have a look at five different ways that we can use the word cool. Here are the example sentences. To get the details of this English lesson, you need to listen to the podcast or check the transcript for the ... <div><a href="https://www.myhappyenglish.com/426-using-cool/" class="more-link">Read More</a></div><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/HappyEnglishPodcast/~4/W1g_1VXkeOg" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Feb 17, 2017
425 – How to use FREE – English Vocabulary Lesson
4:15
Free is an interesting word in English, because it has a lot of different uses… not just the one that talks about money or no money. For today’s English lesson, let’s have a look at how we can use this interesting adjective, free. Here are the example sentences. To get the details of this English lesson, you need to listen ... <div><a href="https://www.myhappyenglish.com/425-how-to-use-free/" class="more-link">Read More</a></div><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/HappyEnglishPodcast/~4/euv64oTXb94" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Jan 29, 2017
424 – Using FOR – English Preposition Lesson
7:46
I recently got an email from Tahani, who is a listener of the Happy English Podcast in Saudi Arabia. She asked me about prepositions, and specifically the preposition for. I know that prepositions are tricky for a lot of English learners and this is a great question. So for today’s English lesson let’s take a look get 10 different ways ... <div><a href="https://www.myhappyenglish.com/424-using-for-english-preposition-lesson/" class="more-link">Read More</a></div><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/HappyEnglishPodcast/~4/Jndq9_Xmh_Q" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Jan 21, 2017
423 – Seven Clean Idioms – American English Podcast Lesson
7:34
At the beginning of the year, a lot of people like to clean the house or clean up the office. A new Year and a clean and fresh environment. What could be better, right? Clean. Even the word clean sounds nice. For today’s English lesson, let’s have a look at 7 American English idioms that use the word clean. Here ... <div><a href="https://www.myhappyenglish.com/423-seven-clean-idioms-american-english-podcast-lesson/" class="more-link">Read More</a></div><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/HappyEnglishPodcast/~4/q_ObIf6WcPQ" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Jan 14, 2017
422 – Talking About the Weather – English Vocabulary Lesson
4:02
It’s starting to get cold here in NY. In fact this morning, the temperature dropped down to about minus 3, and it’s still the beginning of winter! I’ve noticed that a lot of English learners make some common mistakes when talking about the weather, so for today’s English lesson, I’d like to help you out with this rather basic but ... <div><a href="https://www.myhappyenglish.com/422-talking-about-the-weather-english-vocabulary-lesson/" class="more-link">Read More</a></div><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/HappyEnglishPodcast/~4/nBGjwmPC-Rg" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Jan 07, 2017
421 – 4 Ways To Use SEEM
5:42
One of the listeners of the Happy English Podcast asked me about using seem. There are a few different ways that you can use seem, so I thought I would share them with you today. Here are the example sentences. To get the details of this English lesson, you need to listen to the podcast or check the transcript for ... <div><a href="https://www.myhappyenglish.com/421-4-ways-to-use-seem/" class="more-link">Read More</a></div><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/HappyEnglishPodcast/~4/OlkLuWNx_Sc" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Dec 31, 2016
420 – Hold vs. Have & Attend vs. Go To for Events
4:23
The verbs Hold Have Attend Go To can all be used to talk about events such as meetings and parties. But the way that we use hold and attend is different from the way we use have and go to. Knowing this difference will make your English sound more natural, so for today’s English lesson, let’s have a look at ... <div><a href="https://www.myhappyenglish.com/420-hold-vs-have-attend-vs-go-to-for-events/" class="more-link">Read More</a></div><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/HappyEnglishPodcast/~4/1CDmOAWdeOo" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Dec 13, 2016
419 – 3 Ways To Use LET
4:02
Let is interesting word in English because it has a variety of different ways that we can use it. Let can be used to ask for or give permission and let is used in polite phrases. For today’s English lesson let’s take a look at three different ways that we can use let. Here are the example sentences. To get ... <div><a href="https://www.myhappyenglish.com/419-3-ways-to-use-let/" class="more-link">Read More</a></div><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/HappyEnglishPodcast/~4/Z9ROCKDqlXY" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Dec 07, 2016
418 – Natural Pronunciation of I’m, Our, & You
5:19
Sometimes English learners have trouble understanding naturally spoken English. One of the reasons for this how native English speaker pronounce certain words. Especially in American English, we prefer to have a smooth air flow between words when we speak. Certain sounds, when pronounced as written, cause the air flow between words to stop and so to prevent the stop, we ... <div><a href="https://www.myhappyenglish.com/418-natural-pronunciation-of-im-our-you/" class="more-link">Read More</a></div><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/HappyEnglishPodcast/~4/fqLDozu_hPU" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Nov 11, 2016
417 – Hurt, Injure, Pain, & Painful
4:10
Injuring yourself is not a fun thing, but just in case you have that problem when you are living or traveling overseas, it’s a good idea to be able to talk about that situation in English. A lot of English learners get confused using the words hurt, injure, pain and painful, so for today’s English lesson, let’s look at how ... <div><a href="https://www.myhappyenglish.com/417-hurt-injure-pain-painful/" class="more-link">Read More</a></div><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/HappyEnglishPodcast/~4/aXQWUfFiquk" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Nov 04, 2016
415 – Causative Form of MAKE – English Lesson
6:02
Make is an interesting verb. We have a lot of collocations and idioms that use make, like make money, make time, make a face and so on. There are also a lot of grammatical uses of make and that’s the focus of today’s learn English podcast. In this English lesson, we’re going to look at three different ways we use ... <div><a href="https://www.myhappyenglish.com/415-causative-form-of-make-english-lesson/" class="more-link">Read More</a></div><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/HappyEnglishPodcast/~4/6NqOLg_v7RY" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Oct 17, 2016
416 – 6 Ways To Use SHOULD – English Grammar Lesson
4:32
Should is a modal verb and there are several interesting ways that we can use it. For today’s English lesson I’m going to show you six different ways that you can use should. Here are the example sentences. To get the details of this English lesson, you need to listen to the podcast or check the transcript for the details: ... <div><a href="https://www.myhappyenglish.com/416-6-ways-to-use-should-english-grammar-lesson/" class="more-link">Read More</a></div><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/HappyEnglishPodcast/~4/pxTImHaffr4" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Sep 22, 2016
414 – Using TELL
5:51
Tell is an interesting word in English because it has a number of different meanings and uses in everyday, daily English conversation. For today’s English lesson, let’s have a look at how we can use this versatile verb! Here are the example sentences. To get the details of this English lesson, you need to listen to the podcast or check ... <div><a href="https://www.myhappyenglish.com/414-using-tell/" class="more-link">Read More</a></div><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/HappyEnglishPodcast/~4/1mWEMpazlM8" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Sep 16, 2016
413 – Be Used To vs. Get Used To
7:26
A lot of English learners get confused when they try to use be used to and get used to. How about you? For today’s English lesson, let’s have a look at what these two phrases me and how we can use them in everyday English. Check it out! Here are the example sentences. To get the details of this English ... <div><a href="https://www.myhappyenglish.com/413-be-used-to-vs-get-used-to/" class="more-link">Read More</a></div><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/HappyEnglishPodcast/~4/iN02u-8m9ns" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Sep 11, 2016
412 – Idioms With Our Special Guest Vanessa
15:27
For today’s Podcast English lesson, we have a special guest! It’s Vanessa from Speak English With Vanessa. Vanessa is going to teach us 3 idioms that use get: Get a hold of, get the hang of, and get a hang out of. In this episode, we’re going to give you a lot of examples of using these idioms, and you’ll also ... <div><a href="https://www.myhappyenglish.com/412-idioms-with-our-special-guest-vanessa/" class="more-link">Read More</a></div><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/HappyEnglishPodcast/~4/gbap2DfYNrQ" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Sep 04, 2016
411 – Slang & Idioms Using GET
8:38
Get is quite an interesting word in English, don’t you think? In addition to having several different meanings, like become (it’s getting cooler outside) and buy (I got a new watch), the verb get is used in a lot of different idioms and slang expressions. For today’s English lesson, let’s have a look at six of these. Here are the ... <div><a href="https://www.myhappyenglish.com/411-slang-idioms-using-get/" class="more-link">Read More</a></div><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/HappyEnglishPodcast/~4/7BDj1EKC3nM" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Aug 24, 2016
410 – Born vs. Raised vs. Grow Up vs. Have – Confusing Vocabulary
5:53
A lot of English learners have trouble using words like born, grow up, raise and bring up. All of these words are used to talk about children and parents, but the way we use these words is different. Let’s check it out! Here are the example sentences. To get the details of this English lesson, you need to listen to ... <div><a href="https://www.myhappyenglish.com/410-born-vs-raised-vs-grow-up-vs-have-confusing-vocabulary/" class="more-link">Read More</a></div><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/HappyEnglishPodcast/~4/ddtcP6OVqZw" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Aug 20, 2016
409 – 5 Idioms With Hit
7:55
I&#8217;m sure this lesson is going to be a hit. That&#8217;s because we&#8217;re going to look at five idioms that use the verb hit. I&#8217;m going to show you how to use hit or miss, hit the nail on the head, hit it off, hit the bottle, and hit the road. Ready? Let’s check them out! Here are the example ... <div><a href="https://www.myhappyenglish.com/409-5-idioms-with-hit/" class="more-link">Read More</a></div><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/HappyEnglishPodcast/~4/-FH7DCgqqBk" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Aug 11, 2016
408 – Using Bet, I Bet, and Betcha!
3:45
I’ll bet you’re going to enjoy this lesson! Basically, the verb bet means to place a wager. However, in casual, informal, conversational English, there are a number of other ways we can use bet, so for today’s English lesson, let’s check them out! Here are the example sentences. To get the details of this English lesson, you need to listen ... <div><a href="https://www.myhappyenglish.com/408-using-bet-i-bet-and-betcha/" class="more-link">Read More</a></div><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/HappyEnglishPodcast/~4/9Qq2EvLC2uU" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Jul 06, 2016
407 – Fruit Idioms
7:31
Do you like fruit? I sure do and I try to eat a piece of fruit every day! Well, you don’t come to Happy English today to hear about my diet, right? It’s time to learn idioms! For today’s English lesson, we’re going to look at 5 different idioms from fruit…check it out! Here are the example sentences. To get ... <div><a href="https://www.myhappyenglish.com/407-fruit-idioms/" class="more-link">Read More</a></div><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/HappyEnglishPodcast/~4/trDaBVJDv0M" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Jun 18, 2016
406 – Food & Eating Idioms
6:06
Are you the big cheese in your office? Are you friendly with the big cheese? For today&#8217;s English lesson, I&#8217;m going to show you six idioms related to food and eating that you can use to talk about situations in the office or at home. The idioms we are going to learn are the big cheese, bite your head off, ... <div><a href="https://www.myhappyenglish.com/406-food-eating-idioms/" class="more-link">Read More</a></div><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/HappyEnglishPodcast/~4/Rdz8yxMRGxg" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
May 17, 2016
405 – Should vs. Be Supposed To
4:31
This morning, one of the viewers of my YouTube channel asked me about the difference between using should and be supposed to. That’s really a great question and so I thought I would share the answer with everyone here. Here are the example sentences. To get the details of this English lesson, you need to listen to the podcast or ... <div><a href="https://www.myhappyenglish.com/405-should-vs-be-supposed-to/" class="more-link">Read More</a></div><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/HappyEnglishPodcast/~4/c7g_8BR07iQ" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Apr 27, 2016
404 – Using COME OUT – Phrasal Verb Lesson
5:09
The other day, one of the Happy English listeners wrote in asked me about the phrasal verb come out. You know, come out is an interesting phrasal verb because it has a lot of different uses and meanings. So, for today’s English lesson, let’s take a look at this very versatile and useful phrasal verb. Here are the example sentences. ... <div><a href="https://www.myhappyenglish.com/404-using-come-out-phrasal-verb-lesson/" class="more-link">Read More</a></div><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/HappyEnglishPodcast/~4/npaghW14LL8" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Apr 07, 2016
403 – Using Right
3:10
When people think of the word right, they often think about right and left. Right is used when talking about directions or location. If you want to go to Grand Central Station from my office, turn right, walk one block, and you’ll see GC on the left side. Well there are many other ways we use the word right. For ... <div><a href="https://www.myhappyenglish.com/403-using-right/" class="more-link">Read More</a></div><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/HappyEnglishPodcast/~4/OmVzsPc1bWE" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Mar 30, 2016
402 – Grow vs Grow Up
5:49
A lot of English learners seem to confuse how to use grow and grow up. How about you? For today’s English lesson, we’re going to look at these to words and some other phrases using the verb grow. Here are the example sentences. To get the details of this English lesson, you need to listen to the podcast or check ... <div><a href="https://www.myhappyenglish.com/402-grow-vs-grow-up/" class="more-link">Read More</a></div><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/HappyEnglishPodcast/~4/kpdrKj6GJWk" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Mar 18, 2016
401 – Using Worth
6:33
We can use worth as a noun or an adjective to describe a the value or benefit of something, but a lot of English learners have trouble using this word. For today’s English lesson, Let’s have a look at how we can use worth. Here are the example sentences. To get the details of this English lesson, you need to ... <div><a href="https://www.myhappyenglish.com/401-using-worth/" class="more-link">Read More</a></div><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/HappyEnglishPodcast/~4/t4O6kuqnMAI" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Mar 01, 2016
400 – Teach vs. Show vs. Tell
3:45
A lot of students have told me that they get confused by the verbs Teach, Tell, &#38; Show. For today’s English lesson, let’s have a look at the difference and how we can use these words. Here are the example sentences. To get the details of this English lesson, you need to listen to the podcast or check the transcript ... <div><a href="https://www.myhappyenglish.com/400-teach-vs-show-vs-tell/" class="more-link">Read More</a></div><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/HappyEnglishPodcast/~4/71ZVl3dCOsE" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Feb 26, 2016
399 – T Sounds Like D Pronunciation Lesson
5:42
The letter “T” tends to have a bit of a different sound in spoken English when it appears unstressed in the middle of a word. This is especially true when we have words with two “T’s” together in the middle. For example, the word little is spelled with two T’s in the middle of the word, but instead of pronouncing ... <div><a href="https://www.myhappyenglish.com/399-t-sounds-like-d-pronunciation-lesson/" class="more-link">Read More</a></div><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/HappyEnglishPodcast/~4/sGqMzNh5KUs" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Feb 24, 2016
398 – Breath Idioms and Expressions
5:37
You breath is what keeps you alive and the word breath is used in a lot of English idioms. For today’s English lesson, let’s have a look at five idioms and expressions that use the word breath. Here are the example sentences. To get the details of this English lesson, you need to listen to the podcast or check the ... <div><a href="https://www.myhappyenglish.com/398-breath-idioms-and-expressions/" class="more-link">Read More</a></div><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/HappyEnglishPodcast/~4/PBm03uEtNJM" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Feb 19, 2016
397 – Body Part Idioms
6:10
Using English idioms can always make your speaking sound more colorful and natural. For today’s English lesson, let’s have a look at seven idioms that are based on body parts: a long face, big mouth, pull someone’s leg, see eye to eye, and nosey Here are the example sentences. To get the details of this English lesson, you need to ... <div><a href="https://www.myhappyenglish.com/397-body-part-idioms/" class="more-link">Read More</a></div><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/HappyEnglishPodcast/~4/dJK3FJL-mT8" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Feb 05, 2016
396 – That’s A Waste!
4:21
Welcome to today’s English lesson podcast. Waist! As you probably know, the word waste when used as a noun is like the word garbage. Waste is something or material that is not wanted anymore. Today, we’re going to look at a couple of phrases and idioms using the word waste. Here are the example sentences. To get the details of ... <div><a href="https://www.myhappyenglish.com/396-thats-a-waste/" class="more-link">Read More</a></div><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/HappyEnglishPodcast/~4/fadCOj4MUTg" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Feb 03, 2016
395 – Open, Close, & Closed
4:15
Just for your information, the office here opens at 9am and closes at 10pm. Happy English is open from Monday to Friday, but the office is closed on the weekends. Ok, did you catch how I use the words open, close, and closed? For today’s English lesson, let’s have a look at how to use these words to talk about ... <div><a href="https://www.myhappyenglish.com/395-open-close-closed/" class="more-link">Read More</a></div><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/HappyEnglishPodcast/~4/AOGpboJ2NsE" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Feb 02, 2016
394 – 5 Confusing Adverbs
4:35
A lot of students seem to have trouble with some adverbs that relate to time. These are immediately, shortly, soon, quickly and early. So, I thought that for today’s English lesson, we could go over these common words. Here are the example sentences. To get the details of this English lesson, you need to listen to the podcast or check ... <div><a href="https://www.myhappyenglish.com/394-5-confusing-adverbs/" class="more-link">Read More</a></div><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/HappyEnglishPodcast/~4/OZh7w1nApY0" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Feb 01, 2016
393 – If vs. When
4:24
Sometimes it’s possible to substitute if and when in a conditional sentence, and sometimes it&#8217;s not. For today’s English lesson, let’s check out this point. Here are the example sentences. To get the details of this English lesson, you need to listen to the podcast or check the transcript for the details: If the temperature reaches 0C, water freezes. When ... <div><a href="https://www.myhappyenglish.com/393-if-vs-when/" class="more-link">Read More</a></div><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/HappyEnglishPodcast/~4/9hNFP6IPkIM" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Jan 27, 2016
392 – Phrasal Verbs With Come
5:40
Phrasal verbs are commonly used, especially in conversational English. For today’s podcast English lesson, let’s have a look at 6 phrasal verbs that use “come.” Here are the example sentences. To get the details of this English lesson, you need to listen to the podcast or check the transcript for the details: If you have some free time this weekend, ... <div><a href="https://www.myhappyenglish.com/392-phrasal-verbs-with-come/" class="more-link">Read More</a></div><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/HappyEnglishPodcast/~4/xJM_Vk3-EUg" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Jan 25, 2016
391 – Will vs. Be Going To
5:04
A lot of my students ask me about the difference between using will and be going to for the future. There seems to be a lot of confusion about how to talk about the future, so for today’s English lesson, I thought I would go over this point. Here are the example sentences. To get the details of this English ... <div><a href="https://www.myhappyenglish.com/391-will-vs-be-going-to/" class="more-link">Read More</a></div><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/HappyEnglishPodcast/~4/MEjjhzOxev0" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Jan 20, 2016
390 – Cool!
4:34
I think cool is an interesting word in English because it has a lot of popular, yet different uses. So, for today’s English lesson, let’s have a look at this hot word…cool! Here are the example sentences. To get the details of this English lesson, you need to listen to the podcast or check the transcript for the details: Ice ... <div><a href="https://www.myhappyenglish.com/390-cool/" class="more-link">Read More</a></div><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/HappyEnglishPodcast/~4/BXrQ4D4jrMo" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Jan 18, 2016
389 – Phrases with HAVE
5:47
Have is a very common word in English and there are many phrases and expressions using have. For today’s English lesson, let’s check out some of these! Here are the example sentences. To get the details of this English lesson, you need to listen to the podcast or check the transcript for the details: I had a long conversation with ... <div><a href="https://www.myhappyenglish.com/389-phrases-with-have/" class="more-link">Read More</a></div><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/HappyEnglishPodcast/~4/_lb1AJMMEg0" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Dec 23, 2015
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Dec 16, 2015
388 – Learn 6 Dog Idioms
6:18
Do you like dogs? I sure do and for today’s English lesson, I’ve got 6 dog idioms for you to learn: “in a dog’s age” “work like a dog” “lucky dog” “a dog’s life” “as sick as a dog” and, “Every dog has its day.” Let’s get to it! Here are the example sentences. To get the details of this ... <div><a href="https://www.myhappyenglish.com/388-learn-6-dog-idioms/" class="more-link">Read More</a></div><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/HappyEnglishPodcast/~4/hQJMtk05ASE" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Dec 10, 2015
387 – Using Care
5:17
Care is a tricky verb because it the meaning can change depending on which preposition you us with it. For today’s English Lesson, I’m going to show you several different ways that we use care. Here are the example sentences. To get the details of this English lesson, you need to listen to the podcast or check the transcript for ... <div><a href="https://www.myhappyenglish.com/387-using-care/" class="more-link">Read More</a></div><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/HappyEnglishPodcast/~4/WDShIrmuhLE" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Nov 30, 2015
386 – W And V vs W Pronunciation Lesson
7:16
In podcast Episode 385 we looked at how to pronounce the consonant V in English. For today’s English lesson, we’ll first look at how to pronounce W, and we’ll look at both V and W together. Here are the example sentences. To get the details of this English lesson, you need to listen to the podcast or check the transcript ... <div><a href="https://www.myhappyenglish.com/386-w-and-v-vs-w-pronunciation-lesson/" class="more-link">Read More</a></div><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/HappyEnglishPodcast/~4/bpzojgRR3Qs" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Nov 04, 2015
385 – Consonant V Pronunciation Lesson
5:24
[/container][/content_band] A lot of English learners have trouble pronouncing the V and W consonant sounds, so for today’s English lesson, let’s have a look at how to pronounce the V consonant sound and tomorrow, we’ll look at how to pronounce W. Here are the example sentences. To get the details of this English lesson, you need to listen to the ... <div><a href="https://www.myhappyenglish.com/385-consonant-v-pronunciation-lesson/" class="more-link">Read More</a></div><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/HappyEnglishPodcast/~4/KiGfbV8WvXE" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Nov 03, 2015
384 – Using LONG – Vocabulary Lesson
4:18
For today’s English lesson, let’s look at how to use “long”. Here are the example sentences. To get the details of this English lesson, you need to listen to the podcast or check the transcript for the details: We have known each other for a long time. I waited for a long time to see the doctor. The next time ... <div><a href="https://www.myhappyenglish.com/384-using-long-vocabulary-lesson/" class="more-link">Read More</a></div><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/HappyEnglishPodcast/~4/WUfBJnJ2w5I" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Oct 30, 2015
383 – Remember vs Remind
4:04
For today’s English lesson, let’s look at the difference between remember and remind. Here are the example sentences. To get the details of this English lesson, you need to listen to the podcast or check the transcript for the details: A lot of students tell me that it is hard to remember vocabulary. Do you remember our first road trip ... <div><a href="https://www.myhappyenglish.com/383-remember-vs-remind/" class="more-link">Read More</a></div><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/HappyEnglishPodcast/~4/iNPUg8DTml8" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Oct 28, 2015
382 – Completed, Done, & Finished
4:52
For today’s English lesson, let’s look at the difference between completed, done, and finished Here are the example sentences. To get the details of this English lesson, you need to listen to the podcast or check the transcript for the details: Grandpa completed the jigsaw puzzle in just a few hours. You’ll need to complete the report by the end ... <div><a href="https://www.myhappyenglish.com/382-completed-done-finished/" class="more-link">Read More</a></div><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/HappyEnglishPodcast/~4/X_xDpFz1mko" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Oct 26, 2015
381 – Idioms & Phrases Using MIND
6:02
For today’s English lesson, let’s look at seven idioms and phrases using the word, MIND. Here are the example sentences. To get the details of this English lesson, you need to listen to the podcast or check the transcript for the details: Do you wanna have another cup of coffee?…Don’t mind if I do. If you take a domestic flight ... <div><a href="https://www.myhappyenglish.com/381-idioms-phrases-using-mind/" class="more-link">Read More</a></div><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/HappyEnglishPodcast/~4/ZoXzuTFtnU0" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Oct 23, 2015
380 – Time, A Time, & The Time
3:56
For today’s English lesson, let’s look at the difference between using time, a time, the time. Here are the example sentences. To get the details of this English lesson, you need to listen to the podcast or check the transcript for the details: If you want to have a meeting this week, I only have time on Friday morning. Do ... <div><a href="https://www.myhappyenglish.com/380-time-a-time-the-time/" class="more-link">Read More</a></div><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/HappyEnglishPodcast/~4/6k0yCJWRPdI" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Oct 16, 2015
379 – Using Last
3:48
For today’s English lesson, let’s have a look at a few different ways we can use the word, last. Here are the example sentences. To get the details of this English lesson, you need to listen to the podcast or check the transcript for the details: Even though I worked late, I was able to catch the last bus going ... <div><a href="https://www.myhappyenglish.com/379-using-last/" class="more-link">Read More</a></div><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/HappyEnglishPodcast/~4/Zm_E4I9bh10" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Oct 04, 2015
378 – Using Neither
4:19
For today’s English lesson, let’s have a look ad a few different ways we can use neither. Here are the example sentences. To get the details of this English lesson, you need to listen to the podcast or check the transcript for the details: I have two suitcases but neither one is big enough for my trip. I have those ... <div><a href="https://www.myhappyenglish.com/378-using-neither/" class="more-link">Read More</a></div><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/HappyEnglishPodcast/~4/tmOFjt5sk2I" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Sep 29, 2015
377 – Play or Not Play!
5:15
For today’s English lesson, let’s have a look at how we can and can’t use the word play. Here are the example sentences. To get the details of this English lesson, you need to listen to the podcast or check the transcript for the details: The kids were playing in the yard after dinner. Do you want to play cards? ... <div><a href="https://www.myhappyenglish.com/377-play-or-not-play/" class="more-link">Read More</a></div><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/HappyEnglishPodcast/~4/ly_FbPJSw2k" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Sep 25, 2015
376 – Using Once
6:28
For today’s English lesson, let’s look at how we can use the adverb, once. Here are the example sentences. To get the details of this English lesson, you need to listen to the podcast or check the transcript for the details: I’ve heard that Kyoto is nice. I’d love to go there once. Just once I’d like to eat at ... <div><a href="https://www.myhappyenglish.com/376-using-once/" class="more-link">Read More</a></div><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/HappyEnglishPodcast/~4/AMi0Ui4Oq34" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Sep 18, 2015
375 – Six Apple Idioms
6:40
It was a little cool here this morning. Even though it’s it felt like fall. And fall means apple season in New York. There’s nothing like the taste of a fresh, crisp Apple. That’s how I got the inspiration for today’s English lesson. Today, let’s take a look at some apple idioms. Here are the example sentences. To get the ... <div><a href="https://www.myhappyenglish.com/375-six-apple-idioms/" class="more-link">Read More</a></div><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/HappyEnglishPodcast/~4/d91kGMm8_x8" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Sep 16, 2015
374 – No Matter, It Doesn’t Matter, No Wonder
5:41
For today’s English lesson, let’s have a look at how we can use the adverb, mostly Here are the example sentences. To get the details of this English lesson, you need to listen to the podcast or check the transcript for the details: No matter what happens, please call me. No matter what happens in life, I will always love ... <div><a href="https://www.myhappyenglish.com/374-no-matter-it-doesnt-matter-no-wonder/" class="more-link">Read More</a></div><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/HappyEnglishPodcast/~4/N6SK9EOmm9M" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Sep 12, 2015
373 – Using Mostly
4:03
For today’s English lesson, let’s have a look at how we can use the adverb, mostly Here are the example sentences. To get the details of this English lesson, you need to listen to the podcast or check the transcript for the details: I mostly wear jeans in the office. Jack is mostly on time for work. I wonder why ... <div><a href="https://www.myhappyenglish.com/373-using-mostly/" class="more-link">Read More</a></div><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/HappyEnglishPodcast/~4/GXJkkqMCY8w" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Sep 08, 2015
372 – Using Rather
4:05
For today’s English lesson, let’s have a look at how we can use the adverb, rather. Here are the example sentences. To get the details of this English lesson, you need to listen to the podcast or check the transcript for the details: Rather than a burger, I think have pizza for lunch. Jim is a bit of a complainer. ... <div><a href="https://www.myhappyenglish.com/372-using-rather/" class="more-link">Read More</a></div><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/HappyEnglishPodcast/~4/fUSnYOee07o" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Sep 05, 2015
371 – When & If For The Future
3:43
We can use both when and if to talk about the future, but the meaning of each of these words is different. For today’s English lesson, let’s look at how we use when and if to talk about the future. Here are the example sentences. To get the details of this English lesson, you need to listen to the podcast ... <div><a href="https://www.myhappyenglish.com/371-when-if-for-the-future/" class="more-link">Read More</a></div><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/HappyEnglishPodcast/~4/6FIKcpznT1A" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Sep 01, 2015
370 – Some Time, Sometime, & Sometimes
4:56
For today’s English lesson, let’s have a look at some time, sometime and sometimes. These are three similar sounding words, but are used differently. Here are the example sentences. To get the details of this English lesson, you need to listen to the podcast or check the transcript for the details: I haven’t seen Jack in some time. How’s he ... <div><a href="https://www.myhappyenglish.com/370-some-time-sometime-sometimes/" class="more-link">Read More</a></div><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/HappyEnglishPodcast/~4/9IElL2s-bOU" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Aug 31, 2015
369 – Fault, Mistake, & Error
6:00
For today’s English lesson, let’s have a look at the difference between fault, mistake, and error. These words are similar, but we use them differently. Here are the example sentences. To get the details of this English lesson, you need to listen to the podcast or check the transcript for the details: The boss said that it was Jack’s fault ... <div><a href="https://www.myhappyenglish.com/369-fault-mistake-error/" class="more-link">Read More</a></div><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/HappyEnglishPodcast/~4/IRzCr-AeFoI" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Aug 28, 2015
368 – What vs. Which
4:37
For today’s English lesson, let’s have a look at the difference between the two question words, what and which. Here are the example sentences. To get the details of this English lesson, you need to listen to the podcast or check the transcript for the details: What is the busiest city in America? (or) Which is the busiest city in ... <div><a href="https://www.myhappyenglish.com/368-what-vs-which/" class="more-link">Read More</a></div><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/HappyEnglishPodcast/~4/ConHf4EPt_U" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Aug 25, 2015
367 – Solve vs Resolve
4:49
A lot of listeners have asked me about the difference between solve and resolve. For today’s English lesson, let’s check out how we usually use these two verbs. Here are the example sentences. To get the details of this English lesson, you need to listen to the podcast or check the transcript for the details: Jenny is good with numbers, ... <div><a href="https://www.myhappyenglish.com/367-solve-vs-resolve/" class="more-link">Read More</a></div><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/HappyEnglishPodcast/~4/uweJO1QKYQE" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Aug 24, 2015
366 – Be & Get Used To
4:42
For today’s English lesson, let’s have a look at how we can use the phrases be and get used to to talk about being and getting familiar with something. Here are the example sentences. To get the details of this English lesson, you need to listen to the podcast or check the transcript for the details: I am used to ... <div><a href="https://www.myhappyenglish.com/366-be-get-used-to/" class="more-link">Read More</a></div><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/HappyEnglishPodcast/~4/4ZwI2ySAEVI" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Aug 18, 2015
365 – 4 Ways To Use Want
6:15
For today’s English lesson, let’s check out four ways to use want Here are the example sentences. To get the details of this English lesson, you need to listen to the podcast or check the transcript for the details: I want an iPhone. I want a dog. I want a new job. I want to eat pizza. I want to ... <div><a href="https://www.myhappyenglish.com/365-4-ways-to-use-want/" class="more-link">Read More</a></div><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/HappyEnglishPodcast/~4/FllLSzzIdVM" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Aug 17, 2015
364 – Basic English Greetings
7:38
A greeting is a basic conversation starter. For today’s English lesson let’s have a look at two types of basic English greeting questions. Here are the example sentences. To get the details of this English lesson, you need to listen to the podcast or check the transcript for the details: How are you? How’s it going? How’s everything? What’s new? ... <div><a href="https://www.myhappyenglish.com/364-basic-english-greetings/" class="more-link">Read More</a></div><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/HappyEnglishPodcast/~4/tCnhCSqVjGY" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Aug 14, 2015
363 – After vs. Later
6:05
A lot of listeners have written and asked me about the difference between after and later. For today’s English lesson, let’s check out how we can use these two words. Here are the example sentences. To get the details of this English lesson, you need to listen to the podcast or check the transcript for the details: After you finish ... <div><a href="https://www.myhappyenglish.com/363-after-vs-later/" class="more-link">Read More</a></div><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/HappyEnglishPodcast/~4/WImWPXp4P0s" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Aug 11, 2015
362 – Nuts! Phrases and Idioms
6:32
In English, we have some interesting ways to use the word nut. For today’s English lesson, let’s have a look at some different ways we use this little noun. Here are the example sentences. To get the details of this English lesson, you need to listen to the podcast or check the transcript for the details: My friend ... <div><a href="https://www.myhappyenglish.com/362-nuts-phrases-and-idioms/" class="more-link">Read More</a></div><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/HappyEnglishPodcast/~4/tnivnAFYd2Y" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Aug 08, 2015
361 – 1st vs 2nd Conditional
6:38
I get a lot of questions about the difference between using the first conditional and second conditional. So, for today’s English lesson, let’s check out how to use these grammar patterns. Here are the example sentences. To get the details of this English lesson, you need to listen to the podcast or check the transcript for the details: If I win with ... <div><a href="https://www.myhappyenglish.com/361-2nd-vs-3rd-conditional/" class="more-link">Read More</a></div><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/HappyEnglishPodcast/~4/BM-CXvEx-Nc" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Aug 03, 2015
360 – 5 Food Idioms
6:06
For today’s English lesson, let’s look at 5 food related idioms. The idioms today are: In a pickle, a a piece of cake, go bananas for, nuts, and get something for peanuts. Here are the example sentences. To get the details of this English lesson, you need to listen to the podcast or check the transcript for the details: I ... <div><a href="https://www.myhappyenglish.com/360-5-food-idioms/" class="more-link">Read More</a></div><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/HappyEnglishPodcast/~4/ekvzPNC-ja4" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Jul 29, 2015
359 – Natural Pronunciation of What Questions
5:27
A lot of people tell me that it’s hard to understand spoken English at a natural speed. One of the reasons for this is not just the speed. It’s the style of speaking of native English speakers. For today’s English lesson, let’s focus on how to pronounce questions using what is, what are, &#038; what do. Here are the example ... <div><a href="https://www.myhappyenglish.com/359-natural-pronunciation-of-what-questions/" class="more-link">Read More</a></div><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/HappyEnglishPodcast/~4/gKqmFfY-Pmg" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Jul 28, 2015
358 – Early, Quickly, & Soon
5:09
A lot of students tell me that they are sometimes confused when it comes to using soon, early, and quickly. For today’s English lesson, let’s have a look at how we can use these words. Here are the example sentences. To get the details of this English lesson, you need to listen to the podcast or check the transcript for ... <div><a href="https://www.myhappyenglish.com/358-early-quickly-soon/" class="more-link">Read More</a></div><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/HappyEnglishPodcast/~4/A_z2ZbFFgtk" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Jul 27, 2015
357 – Using Bit
5:06
For today’s English lesson let’s look at four ways we can use the noun bit. Here are the example sentences. To get the details of this English lesson, you need to listen to the podcast or check the transcript for the details: That chili is a bit spicy for me. From here to the West Village is a bit far. ... <div><a href="https://www.myhappyenglish.com/357-using-bit/" class="more-link">Read More</a></div><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/HappyEnglishPodcast/~4/O7FeJVE2rEo" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Jul 22, 2015
356 – Allow vs Let
4:57
Both allow and let can be used with the same meaning, which is permit. However the way that we use these words is different. For today’s English lesson let’s have a look at how we can use allow and let in everyday English. Here are the example sentences. To get the details of this English lesson, you need to listen to ... <div><a href="https://www.myhappyenglish.com/356-allow-vs-let/" class="more-link">Read More</a></div><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/HappyEnglishPodcast/~4/ivcstuJzQs8" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Jul 21, 2015
355 – 5 Weather Related Idioms
5:54
For today’s English lesson, let’s have a look at six idioms that relate to being lazy. The idioms are snowed under, have your head in the clouds, under the weather, a breeze, and come rain or shine. Here are the example sentences. To get the details of this English lesson, you need to listen to the podcast or check the ... <div><a href="https://www.myhappyenglish.com/355-5-weather-related-idioms/" class="more-link">Read More</a></div><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/HappyEnglishPodcast/~4/BTCJt82KrUk" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Jul 18, 2015
354 – 6 Lazy Idioms!
5:15
For today’s English lesson, let’s have a look at six idioms that relate to being lazy. The idioms are slack off, lazybones, slug, get off your tail, bum around, and deadbeat. Here are the example sentences. To get the details of this English lesson, you need to listen to the podcast or check the transcript for the details: Near the ... <div><a href="https://www.myhappyenglish.com/354-6-lazy-idioms/" class="more-link">Read More</a></div><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/HappyEnglishPodcast/~4/XUB6nJ48CnQ" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Jul 16, 2015
353 – Short Responses
3:09
For today’s English lesson, let’s have a look at some short conversational responses for agreeing and disagreeing. I’m going to show you how to use Me too, I do too, So do I, Me neither, Neither do I, and more! Here are the example sentences. To get the details of this English lesson, you need to listen to the podcast ... <div><a href="https://www.myhappyenglish.com/353-short-responses/" class="more-link">Read More</a></div><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/HappyEnglishPodcast/~4/zyD-fBsPmFM" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Jul 15, 2015
352 – All vs Whole
4:05
We use both all and whole to talk about the entire amount or every part of something. But the way we use these words is a little different. So, for today’s English lesson, let’s look at how to use all and whole in everyday English conversation. Here are the example sentences. To get the details of this English lesson, you ... <div><a href="https://www.myhappyenglish.com/352-all-vs-whole/" class="more-link">Read More</a></div><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/HappyEnglishPodcast/~4/DvYsnY9-3aA" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Jul 13, 2015
351 – Fear, Afraid, & Frightened
For today’s English lesson let’s have a look at how to use the words fear, afraid, &#038; frightened. Here are the example sentences. To get the details of this English lesson, you need to listen to the podcast or check the transcript for the details: Jenny said her fear keeps her from walking by it. Jenny fears walking by that ... <div><a href="https://www.myhappyenglish.com/351-fear-afraid-frightened/" class="more-link">Read More</a></div><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/HappyEnglishPodcast/~4/zVm7QyqmGbQ" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Jul 10, 2015
350 – Actual & Actually
4:12
For today’s English lesson, let’s check out how to use actual and actually. Here are the example sentences. To get the details of this English lesson, you need to listen to the podcast or check the transcript for the details: My grandfather had an actual samurai sword from Japan. The man living down my street is an actual Native American. ... <div><a href="https://www.myhappyenglish.com/350-actual-actually/" class="more-link">Read More</a></div><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/HappyEnglishPodcast/~4/NKb4MSaZzPA" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Jul 09, 2015
349 – Have & Let In The Causative
4:26
For today’s English lesson, lets have a look at using the causative form of let and have. Here are the example sentences. To get the details of this English lesson, you need to listen to the podcast or check the transcript for the details: Bob usually lets his children watch TV after they finish their homework. Tony let Jane buy ... <div><a href="https://www.myhappyenglish.com/349-have-let-in-the-causative/" class="more-link">Read More</a></div><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/HappyEnglishPodcast/~4/aYsRT7BwbX0" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Jul 08, 2015
348 – Using Forget
3:56
For today’s English lesson, let’s have a look at how we can use the verb forget. Here are the example sentences. To get the details of this English lesson, you need to listen to the podcast or check the transcript for the details: I forgot to bring my key. Yesterday was my uncle’s birthday. I should have called him, but ... <div><a href="https://www.myhappyenglish.com/348-using-forget/" class="more-link">Read More</a></div><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/HappyEnglishPodcast/~4/oSuvkAXh_F0" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Jul 07, 2015
347 – Using Past Verbs for Present & Future
4:35
For today’s English lesson, let’s have a look at three ways we can use a past verb to talk about the present or the future. Here are the example sentences. To get the details of this English lesson, you need to listen to the podcast or the check the transcript for the details: If won the lottery, I would quit ... <div><a href="https://www.myhappyenglish.com/347-using-past-verbs-for-present-future/" class="more-link">Read More</a></div><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/HappyEnglishPodcast/~4/pY6rQ8_a-0Y" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Jul 06, 2015
346 – If So, If Not, If Only
5:23
For today’s English lesson, let’s take a look at three short phrases with if &#8211; if not, if only, and if so. Here are the example sentences. To get the details of this English lesson, you need to listen to the podcast or the check the transcript for the details: If So, If Not Have you called Jack yet? If ... <div><a href="https://www.myhappyenglish.com/346-if-so-if-not-if-only/" class="more-link">Read More</a></div><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/HappyEnglishPodcast/~4/ZPpbExkW0oA" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Jul 02, 2015
345 – I Don’t Mind vs. I Don’t Care
3:47
For today’s English lesson let’s have a look at the difference between the phrases I don’t care and I don’t mind. Here are the example sentences. To get the details of this English lesson, you need to listen to the podcast or the check the transcript for the details: Can we change the appointment from Friday to Saturday. I don’t ... <div><a href="https://www.myhappyenglish.com/345-i-dont-mind-vs-i-dont-care/" class="more-link">Read More</a></div><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/HappyEnglishPodcast/~4/Vj7L_kijEYQ" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Jun 30, 2015
339 – Need To & Had Better
4:52
In episode 338 we talked about the seven rules of using Must and Have to. For today’s English lesson, let’s have a look at how we can use the modal verbs need to and had better. Here are the example sentences. To get the details of this English lesson, you need to listen to the podcast or the check the ... <div><a href="https://www.myhappyenglish.com/339-need-to-had-better/" class="more-link">Read More</a></div><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/HappyEnglishPodcast/~4/Eii_uuVAYA8" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Jun 29, 2015
344 -Does That Make Sense
5:33
Checking understanding is an important communication skill and common even among native speakers of a language. For today’s English lesson, I’m going to show you a couple of natural ways that you can check understanding in English conversation. Here are the example sentences. To get the details of this English lesson, you need to listen to the podcast or the ... <div><a href="https://www.myhappyenglish.com/344-does-that-make-sense/" class="more-link">Read More</a></div><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/HappyEnglishPodcast/~4/66QyFSD_fwE" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Jun 26, 2015
343 – IELTS Grammar Myths – Special Guest Jessica Beck!
15:02
For today’s English lesson, we have a special guest &#8211; Jessica Beck from All Ears English who is going to talk to us about the IELTS Speaking section and what you need to know about grammar. On the IELTS Speaking test, you are graded on four things: Fluency and Coherence, Grammar, Vocabulary, and Pronunciation. All are graded equally. Your Speaking ... <div><a href="https://www.myhappyenglish.com/343-ielts-grammar-myths-special-guest-jessica-beck/" class="more-link">Read More</a></div><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/HappyEnglishPodcast/~4/DluuFjzOChA" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Jun 25, 2015
342 – Five Baseball Idioms
5:25
For today’s English lesson let’s have a look at five idioms that come from the sport of baseball. Here are the example sentences. To get the details of this English lesson, you need to listen to the podcast or the check the transcript for the details: We really scored big when we opened the new branch office in Paris. I ... <div><a href="https://www.myhappyenglish.com/342-five-baseball-idioms/" class="more-link">Read More</a></div><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/HappyEnglishPodcast/~4/I1bCx8KW2w0" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Jun 24, 2015
341 – Good, Well, & Bad
5:47
Good well and bad can be confusing for a lot of English learners. I think one reason for this is that sometimes even native English speakers don’t use these words correctly especially good and well. For today’s English lesson let’s have a look at how we can use these three words. Here are the example sentences. To get the details ... <div><a href="https://www.myhappyenglish.com/341-good-well-bad/" class="more-link">Read More</a></div><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/HappyEnglishPodcast/~4/d5wpC8sfCoc" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Jun 23, 2015
340 – Five Hot Idioms
5:25
For today’s English lesson, let’s have a look at the five hot idioms we heard in the conversation. Here are the example sentences. To get the details of this English lesson, you need to listen to the podcast or the check the transcript for the details: Everyone is fired up about the golf game next Saturday. My friend Paul is ... <div><a href="https://www.myhappyenglish.com/340-five-hot-idioms/" class="more-link">Read More</a></div><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/HappyEnglishPodcast/~4/RV2DeExR6m4" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Jun 22, 2015
338 – 7 Rules of Must & Have To
6:15
The modal verbs must and have to give a lot of people trouble. For today’s English lesson, I’m going to talk about my 7 rules that you need to know about must and have to. Here are the example sentences. To get the details of this English lesson, you need to listen to the podcast or the check the transcript ... <div><a href="https://www.myhappyenglish.com/338-7-rules-of-must-have-to/" class="more-link">Read More</a></div><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/HappyEnglishPodcast/~4/ch2uADRK-is" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Jun 19, 2015
337 – Three Rules of THE (The Definite Article)
5:27
For today’s English lesson let’s have a look at three basic rules for using the definite article the. As you probably know, there are a lot of different rules and exceptions to those rule about how to use the, but for today, I hope these three ideas will put you on the right track to learning this little but important ... <div><a href="https://www.myhappyenglish.com/337-three-rules-of-the-the-definite-article/" class="more-link">Read More</a></div><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/HappyEnglishPodcast/~4/yEYcukSCVOg" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Jun 17, 2015
336 – Two Meanings of Should
4:22
The other day one of our listeners wrote to me and asked about the different meanings of should. So, for today’s English lesson, let’s check out how we can use this modal verb. Here are the example sentences. To get the details of this English lesson, you need to listen to the podcast or the check the transcript for the ... <div><a href="https://www.myhappyenglish.com/336-two-meanings-of-should/" class="more-link">Read More</a></div><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/HappyEnglishPodcast/~4/RLuLnDaXp6g" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Jun 15, 2015
335 – Prepositions With Time Phrases
4:31
For today’s English lesson, let’s have a look at some time phrases using prepositions. These are set phrases, so the best thing to do is to memorize them. Here are the example sentences. To get the details of this English lesson, you need to listen to the podcast or the check the transcript for the details: Jack likes to go ... <div><a href="https://www.myhappyenglish.com/335-prepositions-with-time-phrases/" class="more-link">Read More</a></div><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/HappyEnglishPodcast/~4/YTMcXvwUKxs" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Jun 12, 2015
334 – Short Responses Why & Why Not
3:55
In an English conversation, we can respond to what someone says using why and why not. For today’s English lesson let&#8217;s have a look at how to use these short responses. Here are the example sentences. To get the details of this English lesson, you need to listen to the podcast or the check the transcript for the details: Jenny: ... <div><a href="https://www.myhappyenglish.com/334-short-responses-why-why-not/" class="more-link">Read More</a></div><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/HappyEnglishPodcast/~4/uqNGKht5-f0" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Jun 11, 2015
333 – During, For, & In To Talk About Time
3:23
For today’s English lesson, let’s have a look at how we can use during, for, and in to talk about time. Here are the example sentences. To get the details of this English lesson, you need to listen to the podcast or the check the transcript for the details: Jack’s phone rang twice during the meeting. The boss was really ... <div><a href="https://www.myhappyenglish.com/333-during-for-in-to-talk-about-time/" class="more-link">Read More</a></div><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/HappyEnglishPodcast/~4/BHHVhsldJ3g" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Jun 10, 2015
332 – Will vs Would
3:31
Simon from France wrote to me and asked me about the difference between using will and would. That’s a great question, so for today’s English lesson, let’s check out how to use these words. Here are the example sentences. To get the details of this English lesson, you need to listen to the podcast or the check the transcript for ... <div><a href="https://www.myhappyenglish.com/332-will-vs-would/" class="more-link">Read More</a></div><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/HappyEnglishPodcast/~4/U8kkcQkBsNU" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Jun 08, 2015
331 – Winners and Losers in Sports
4:37
For today’s English lesson, let’s have a look at how we can talk about winners and losers in sports. The key vocabulary for today is play, win, beat, lose, and cream and shutout. Here are the example sentences. To get the details of this English lesson, you need to listen to the podcast or the check the transcript for the ... <div><a href="https://www.myhappyenglish.com/331-winners-and-losers-in-sports/" class="more-link">Read More</a></div><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/HappyEnglishPodcast/~4/MnttIkRTPJ0" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Jun 06, 2015
330 – Think About vs Wonder
3:39
One of our listeners in Japan wrote to me and asked about the difference between think about and wonder. That’s a great question, so for today’s English lesson, let’s check it out. Here are the example sentences. To get the details of this English lesson, you need to listen to the podcast or the check the transcript for the details: ... <div><a href="https://www.myhappyenglish.com/330-think-about-vs-wonder/" class="more-link">Read More</a></div><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/HappyEnglishPodcast/~4/6-GnZ6F050Y" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Jun 03, 2015
329 – Talk About Desire With Want, Hope, & Wish
4:32
For today’s English lesson, let’s look at four ways we use the verb spend. Here are the example sentences. To get the details of this English lesson, you need to listen to the podcast or the check the transcript for the details: I want to eat yellowtail. I’m going to a sushi restaurant to this weekend. I hope they have ... <div><a href="https://www.myhappyenglish.com/329-talk-about-desire-with-want-hope-wish/" class="more-link">Read More</a></div><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/HappyEnglishPodcast/~4/PO_pBgQv-wQ" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Jun 02, 2015
328 – 4 Ways To Use Spend
4:16
For today’s English lesson, let’s look at four ways we use the verb spend. Here are the example sentences. To get the details of this English lesson, you need to listen to the podcast or the check the transcript for the details: I spent a lot of time looking for new computer. We spent the weekend in Boston. It was ... <div><a href="https://www.myhappyenglish.com/328-4-ways-to-use-spend/" class="more-link">Read More</a></div><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/HappyEnglishPodcast/~4/MlZlL6APTpY" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Jun 01, 2015
327 – Using No and Not
4:00
For today’s English lesson, let’s have a look at how we use no and not in English conversation. Here are the example sentences. To get the details of this English lesson, you need to listen to the podcast or the check the transcript for the details: The sticker said, no work, no worries, no clock, no money. Jack said he ... <div><a href="https://www.myhappyenglish.com/327-using-no-and-not/" class="more-link">Read More</a></div><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/HappyEnglishPodcast/~4/BopIR2suhOM" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
May 29, 2015
326 – 5 More Sports Idioms
5:37
For today’s English lesson, let’s check out five more idioms that relate to sports. The idioms are call the shots, the ball is in your court, bark up the wrong tree, be out in left field , be off the hook. Here are the example sentences. To get the details of this English lesson, you need to listen to the ... <div><a href="https://www.myhappyenglish.com/326-5-more-sports-idioms/" class="more-link">Read More</a></div><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/HappyEnglishPodcast/~4/4tOsy9SoNtg" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
May 28, 2015
325 – 5 Sports Idioms
5:21
For today’s English lesson, let’s check out five idioms that relate to sports. The idioms are learn the ropes, on the ball, skating on thin ice, be or get up to speed, and jump the gun Here are the example sentences. To get the details of this English lesson, you need to listen to the podcast or the check the ... <div><a href="https://www.myhappyenglish.com/325-5-sports-idioms/" class="more-link">Read More</a></div><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/HappyEnglishPodcast/~4/KF0SJ7q5U18" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
May 26, 2015
324 – Using As Such, Such As, Such A, Such That, And Such
4:52
&#8220;Such as&#8221; vs. &#8220;as such&#8221;. One of our listeners from Nepal, Mohan, wrote to me and said that the phrases as such and such as as are giving him trouble, so for today’s English lesson I would like to look at those two phrases plus 3 other phrases that we use with such. Here are the example sentences. To get the ... <div><a href="https://www.myhappyenglish.com/324-using-as-such-such-as-such-a-such-that-and-such/" class="more-link">Read More</a></div><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/HappyEnglishPodcast/~4/w8GlDUVU-8Y" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
May 25, 2015
323 – Seven Ways To Use EVER
4:42
A lot of listeners have asked me how to use ever. So, for today’s English lesson, I am going to show you 7 different ways &#038; grammar patterns we can use with this convenient English word. Here are the example sentences. To get the details of this English lesson, you need to listen to the podcast or the check the ... <div><a href="https://www.myhappyenglish.com/323-seven-ways-to-use-ever/" class="more-link">Read More</a></div><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/HappyEnglishPodcast/~4/qDEBDgabqsw" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
May 21, 2015
322 – Tall vs. High
4:26
The adjectives tall and high can be confusing for a lot of people, so for today’s English lesson, let’s have a look at how we can use these words in everyday English. Here are the example sentences. To get the details of this English lesson, you need to listen to the podcast or the check the transcript for the details: ... <div><a href="https://www.myhappyenglish.com/322-tall-vs-high/" class="more-link">Read More</a></div><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/HappyEnglishPodcast/~4/5KvfE85ooeQ" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
May 20, 2015
321 – Using Though As A Conjunction & An Adverb
3:45
Yesterday in Episode 320 we talked about however. For today’s English lesson I’d like to focus on similar word: though. Here are the example sentences. To get the details of this English lesson, you need to listen to the podcast or the check the transcript for the details: Using though as a conjunction: Though I was tired I went to the party. ... <div><a href="https://www.myhappyenglish.com/321-using-though-as-a-conjunction-an-adverb/" class="more-link">Read More</a></div><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/HappyEnglishPodcast/~4/d-Y_B2eRYbM" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
May 19, 2015
320 – Using However in English
3:51
However is a word that seems to give a lot of students trouble. I got an email the other day from my friend Soraya who’s an English teacher in Brazil. She asked me if I could help her help her students with this language point, so for today’s English lesson let’s have a look at how we use however. Here ... <div><a href="https://www.myhappyenglish.com/320-using-however-in-english/" class="more-link">Read More</a></div><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/HappyEnglishPodcast/~4/z9uU8sgYEjc" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
May 18, 2015
319 – Check, Confirm, & Make Sure – Confusing Vocabulary.
4:44
Check, confirm, and make sure. Yesterday one of my students asked me what the differences between these three words. For today’s English lesson let’s have a look at how we can use check confirm and make sure in everyday English. Here are the example sentences. To get the details of this English lesson, you need to listen to the podcast ... <div><a href="https://www.myhappyenglish.com/319-check-conform-make-sure-confusing-vocabulary/" class="more-link">Read More</a></div><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/HappyEnglishPodcast/~4/CuUoZ1Vn89I" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
May 15, 2015
318 – Much Too & Too Much – Grammar Lesson
4:28
For today’s English lesson let’s have a look at how we can use the phrases much too and too much. Here are the example sentences. To get the details of this English lesson, you need to listen to the podcast or the check the transcript for the details: How to use too much + noun: I drank too much coffee ... <div><a href="https://www.myhappyenglish.com/318-much-too-too-much-grammar-lesson/" class="more-link">Read More</a></div><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/HappyEnglishPodcast/~4/2gTSlnWmV3I" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
May 14, 2015
317 – Suppose, Guess, & Figure
4:51
Suppose, guess, and figure are similar words in English, but the way we use them is different. So, for today’s English lesson let’s have a look at how we use these three words Here are the example sentences. To get the details of this English lesson, you need to listen to the podcast or the check the transcript for the ... <div><a href="https://www.myhappyenglish.com/317-suppose-guess-figure/" class="more-link">Read More</a></div><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/HappyEnglishPodcast/~4/e50FJu_kgrM" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
May 13, 2015
316 – Try and, Wait and, Go and, Come and, etc – Sound Natural in English
4:55
For today’s English lesson, let’s have a look at how we can use and to connect two verbs. Here are the example sentences. To get the details of this English lesson, you need to listen to the podcast or the check the transcript for the details: How to use try and Let’s try and find a new place to have ... <div><a href="https://www.myhappyenglish.com/316-try-and-wait-and-go-and-come-and-etc-sound-natural-in-english/" class="more-link">Read More</a></div><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/HappyEnglishPodcast/~4/WjBn6H_yGho" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
May 12, 2015
315 – About To, Just About To, & Just About
4:11
For today’s English lesson let’s have a look at how we can use about and just about. Here are the example sentences. To get the details of this English lesson, you need to listen to the podcast or the check the transcript for the details: We use how plus an adjective. We are about to start the meeting, so please ... <div><a href="https://www.myhappyenglish.com/315-about-to-just-about-to-just-about/" class="more-link">Read More</a></div><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/HappyEnglishPodcast/~4/2OJm9_SN7QE" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
May 11, 2015
314 – Using What & How To Respond In A Conversation
3:05
We can use how and what to respond to information during a conversation. For today’s English lesson let’s have a look at how we use how and what this way. Here are the example sentences. To get the details of this English lesson, you need to listen to the podcast or the check the transcript for the details: We use ... <div><a href="https://www.myhappyenglish.com/314-using-what-how-to-respond-in-a-conversation/" class="more-link">Read More</a></div><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/HappyEnglishPodcast/~4/zFf7zpb4PRQ" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
May 07, 2015
313 – Talking About Doctors and Hospitals in the USA
4:09
For today’s English lesson, let’s look at the words and phrases you need to use in case you need a doctor. Here are the example sentences. To get the details of this English lesson, you need to listen to the podcast or the check the transcript for the details: I went to the doctor yesterday for a check-up. I had ... <div><a href="https://www.myhappyenglish.com/313-talking-about-doctors-and-hospitals-in-the-usa/" class="more-link">Read More</a></div><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/HappyEnglishPodcast/~4/a7vmfIWmILY" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
May 06, 2015
312 – 5 Phrases & Words for Ordering in a Fast Food Shop
4:18
For today’s English lesson, let’s look at 5 words and phrases that you can use when ordering in a fast food restaurant. Here are the example sentences. To get the details of this English lesson, you need to listen to the podcast or the check the transcript for the details: Tommy: Next! Joey: Can I have a Big Mac Value ... <div><a href="https://www.myhappyenglish.com/312-5-phrases-words-for-ordering-in-a-fast-food-shop/" class="more-link">Read More</a></div><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/HappyEnglishPodcast/~4/FtcFwnWFs6g" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
May 05, 2015
Conversation & Writing Practice with Comics
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May 05, 2015
311 – Survival English Lesson #1 – Tipping in The USA
4:33
The summer travel season is coming, so I’ve prepared a few podcasts to help you have a great vacation in the USA. For today’s English lesson, let’s look at Tipping in America. Here are the example sentences. To get the details of this English lesson, you need to listen to the podcast or the check the transcript for the details: ... <div><a href="https://www.myhappyenglish.com/311-survival-english-lesson-1-tipping-in-the-usa/" class="more-link">Read More</a></div><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/HappyEnglishPodcast/~4/z6NYUzZD048" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
May 04, 2015
310 – B vs V Pronunciation Lesson
5:26
Pronouncing B &#038; V can be confusing for a lot of English learners, so for today’s English lesson, let’s look at how to pronounce these sounds. Here are the example sentences. To get the details of this English lesson, you need to listen to the podcast or the check the transcript for the details: Here are some words that begin ... <div><a href="https://www.myhappyenglish.com/310-b-vs-v-pronunciation-lesson/" class="more-link">Read More</a></div><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/HappyEnglishPodcast/~4/Bs_GbACy5Ro" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Apr 30, 2015
309 – Sound More Natural!
4:28
For today’s English lesson, let’s have a look at how to sound more natural when you talk about activities. Here are the example sentences. To get the details of this English lesson, you need to listen to the podcast or the check the transcript for the details: Tommy: Hey Jack How was your weekend? Did you do anything interesting? Jack: ... <div><a href="https://www.myhappyenglish.com/309-sound-more-natural/" class="more-link">Read More</a></div><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/HappyEnglishPodcast/~4/CVsRKVUydYU" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Apr 29, 2015
308 – Each Other, Every Other, & The Other
3:50
Other is an interesting word in English. We can use each other, every other, and the other. For today’s English lesson let’s have a look at these three phrases. Here are the example sentences. To get the details of this English lesson, you need to listen to the podcast or the check the transcript for the details: Ed and Paul ... <div><a href="https://www.myhappyenglish.com/308-each-other-every-other-the-other/" class="more-link">Read More</a></div><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/HappyEnglishPodcast/~4/S-TMuIkXTeQ" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Apr 28, 2015
307 – Make vs Do
4:27
Make and do can be confusing words for a lot of English learners. For today’s English lesson let’s have a look at the difference between using make and do. Here are the example sentences. To get the details of this English lesson, you need to listen to the podcast or the check the transcript for the details: I didn’t have ... <div><a href="https://www.myhappyenglish.com/307-make-vs-do/" class="more-link">Read More</a></div><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/HappyEnglishPodcast/~4/Lf5zjJkJCDI" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Apr 27, 2015
306 – Talking About Experience
4:42
A lot of English learners have trouble talking about their experience doing something. For today’s English lesson, let’s have a look at the different ways in English we can talk about this topic. Here are the example sentences. To get the details of this English lesson, you need to listen to the podcast or the check the transcript for the ... <div><a href="https://www.myhappyenglish.com/306-talking-about-experience/" class="more-link">Read More</a></div><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/HappyEnglishPodcast/~4/NBl9pv4f-8o" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Apr 24, 2015
305 – Need, Need To, Want, & Want To
3:34
Need &#038; Want. For today’s English lesson let’s check out how we can use need need to want and want to. Here are the example sentences. To get the details of this English lesson, you need to listen to the podcast or the check the transcript for the details: I need a pen. I need to buy a pen. I ... <div><a href="https://www.myhappyenglish.com/305-need-need-to-want-want-to/" class="more-link">Read More</a></div><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/HappyEnglishPodcast/~4/gBDCHjz8rTs" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Apr 23, 2015
304 – Look vs Seem
4:33
Look and seem can sometimes be used in a similar way, but sometimes they can’t. For today’s English lesson let’s have a look at the difference between seeing and look. Here are the example sentences. To get the details of this English lesson, you need to listen to the podcast or the check the transcript for the details: Hey Tommy, ... <div><a href="https://www.myhappyenglish.com/304-look-vs-seem/" class="more-link">Read More</a></div><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/HappyEnglishPodcast/~4/_LgTyTffWjQ" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Apr 22, 2015
303 – Business English Vocabulary
4:41
For today’s English lesson let’s have a look at some key businesses English vocabulary. Here are the example sentences. To get the details of this English lesson, you need to listen to the podcast or the check the transcript for the details: I launched happy English in 2010. Jack’s company is launching a new marketing campaign. Ryo works for an ... <div><a href="https://www.myhappyenglish.com/303-business-english-vocabulary/" class="more-link">Read More</a></div><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/HappyEnglishPodcast/~4/5Y2XcFcK5q8" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Apr 21, 2015
302 – Rain & Rain Idioms
4:34
For today’s English lesson, let’s spend a little time talking about wet weather, rain, and some rain idioms. Here are the example sentences. To get the details of this English lesson, you need to listen to the podcast or the check the transcript for the details: The rain is very heavy today. I think I’ll stay home. A strong roof ... <div><a href="https://www.myhappyenglish.com/302-rain-rain-idioms/" class="more-link">Read More</a></div><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/HappyEnglishPodcast/~4/5MBGB2fgkNA" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Apr 20, 2015
301 – 6 Slang Expressions & Idioms Using OVER
5:12
Over! Let’s learn 6 slang expressions and idioms that use “over.” Here are the example sentences. To get the details of this English lesson, you need to listen to the podcast or the check the transcript for the details: I am so over this cold weather. I am so over the boss and his long, boring speeches. I got over ... <div><a href="https://www.myhappyenglish.com/301-6-slang-expressions-idioms-using-over/" class="more-link">Read More</a></div><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/HappyEnglishPodcast/~4/LYPjrMfY9Gk" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Apr 17, 2015
300 – Spring Idioms in English
5:45
Spring! Spring is a season, but also a mechanical device, like the spring in your bed or a pen. For today’s English lesson, let’s check out some idioms with the word spring! Here are the example sentences. To get the details of this English lesson, you need to listen to the podcast or the check the transcript for the details: ... <div><a href="https://www.myhappyenglish.com/300-spring-idioms-in-english/" class="more-link">Read More</a></div><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/HappyEnglishPodcast/~4/RniP24bUxWc" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Apr 16, 2015
299 – 8 Ways to Use OVER
5:00
Over is an interesting word because it can be used as a preposition and an adverb. For today’s English lesson, let’s look at 8 ways to use over, including some collocations. Here are the example sentences. To get the details of this English lesson, you need to listen to the podcast or the check the transcript for the details: The ... <div><a href="https://www.myhappyenglish.com/299-8-ways-to-use-over/" class="more-link">Read More</a></div><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/HappyEnglishPodcast/~4/yhH0K-U6lIY" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Apr 15, 2015
298 – 4 Ways to use PLAN with Prepositions!
3:46
As a verb, plan can be used with a direct object or followed by on, for, and to. For today’s English lesson, let’s have a look at the various ways we can use plan. Here are the example sentences. To get the details of this English lesson, you need to listen to the podcast or the check the transcript for ... <div><a href="https://www.myhappyenglish.com/298-4-ways-to-use-plan-with-prepositions/" class="more-link">Read More</a></div><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/HappyEnglishPodcast/~4/544dHZbB1Rw" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Apr 14, 2015
297 – Natural English Pronunciation Whaddamai & Whaddawai
4:13
Whaddaya is the usual pronunciation of the questions, what are you and what do you. For today’s English lesson, let&#8217;s look at two other similar phrases that we use in conversational English &#8211; whaddamai &#038; whaddawai. Here are the example sentences. To get the details of this English lesson, you need to listen to the podcast or the check the ... <div><a href="https://www.myhappyenglish.com/297-natural-english-pronunciation-whaddamai-whaddawai/" class="more-link">Read More</a></div><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/HappyEnglishPodcast/~4/7LaNY4ODj6M" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Apr 13, 2015
296 – Using Like Better, Would Rather, & Prefer for Preferences
4:03
Like better, prefer, and would rather.For today’s English lesson let’s have a look at how we can use these phrases to talk about preferences. Here are the example sentences. To get the details of this English lesson, you need to listen to the podcast or the check the transcript for the details: How to use like better: I like jazz ... <div><a href="https://www.myhappyenglish.com/296-using-like-better-would-rather-prefer-for-preferences/" class="more-link">Read More</a></div><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/HappyEnglishPodcast/~4/jflxrHd0iyM" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Apr 10, 2015
295 – Using Let’s To Make Suggestions!
3:02
For today’s English lesson, let’s have a look at using let’s. If you are with another person you want to make a suggestion for you and that person you can use let’s. Here are the example sentences. To get the details of this English lesson, you need to listen to the podcast or the check the transcript for the details: ... <div><a href="https://www.myhappyenglish.com/295-using-lets-to-make-suggestions/" class="more-link">Read More</a></div><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/HappyEnglishPodcast/~4/VWhvKokrL6o" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Apr 09, 2015
294 – Using If & Whether in Noun Clauses
6:03
You can use if and whether in a noun clause, and we generally use this kind of grammar to ask or answer yes/no questions. For today’s English lesson let’s have a look at how we can use if and whether Here are the example sentences. To get the details of this English lesson, you need to listen to the podcast ... <div><a href="https://www.myhappyenglish.com/294-using-if-whether-in-noun-clauses/" class="more-link">Read More</a></div><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/HappyEnglishPodcast/~4/riXowfFdFMo" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Apr 08, 2015
293 – Using More (Part 2)
3:48
In episode 249 we look at a few ways to use more with nouns. For today’s English lesson I’d like to show you four other patterns that we use with more. Here are the example sentences. To get the details of this English lesson, you need to listen to the podcast or the check the transcript for the details: How ... <div><a href="https://www.myhappyenglish.com/293-using-more-part-2/" class="more-link">Read More</a></div><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/HappyEnglishPodcast/~4/DARD8PUsZPc" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Apr 07, 2015
292 – Comparisons With Similar, Different, and The Same
5:07
When we compare things or people, we can use the phrases different, similar, and the same. For today’s English lesson, let’s have a look at how we can use these three phrases. All three are used as adjectives. Here are the example sentences. To get the details of this English lesson, you need to listen to the podcast or the ... <div><a href="https://www.myhappyenglish.com/292-comparisons-with-similar-different-and-the-same/" class="more-link">Read More</a></div><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/HappyEnglishPodcast/~4/MQDPhAFViGA" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Apr 06, 2015
291 – Using Like as a Modifier in Casual English
4:21
As you know, we use the word like as a verb to talk about our preferences. We also use Like in a variety of other ways in casual, English conversation. For today’s English lesson, I’d like to show you a few different ways that we use like in informal English. Here are the example sentences. To get the details of ... <div><a href="https://www.myhappyenglish.com/291-using-like-as-a-modifier-in-casual-english/" class="more-link">Read More</a></div><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/HappyEnglishPodcast/~4/YBq8LS9wLaw" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Apr 03, 2015
290 – 8 Ways To Use UP
5:00
The preposition up in English normally shows us a direction, like up the mountain or up in the sky. There are some other, maybe unusual uses of the word up. For today’s English lesson, I am going to show you eight different ways we use up. Here are the example sentences. To get the details of this English lesson, you ... <div><a href="https://www.myhappyenglish.com/290-8-ways-to-use-up/" class="more-link">Read More</a></div><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/HappyEnglishPodcast/~4/I6o3V-NMjGg" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Apr 02, 2015
289 – Join vs Enter vs Attend & Go To
5:20
The words Join, Enter, Attend and Go can be used in similar ways, but there are some strong differences. For today’s English lesson, let’s have a look at how these words are used in everyday conversation. Here are the example sentences. To get the details of this English lesson, you need to listen to the podcast or the check the ... <div><a href="https://www.myhappyenglish.com/289-join-vs-enter-vs-attend-go-to/" class="more-link">Read More</a></div><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/HappyEnglishPodcast/~4/O3yxVGtFBIc" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Apr 01, 2015
Do you prefer cats or dogs?
It is one of the biggest questions people ask when entering into a new relationship. How about you? Leave a comment below!<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/HappyEnglishPodcast/~4/yxBhmtEEELU" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Apr 01, 2015
288 – 12 Ways To Use IN
5:56
The word in is not just a preposition and it has a number of different uses in English. You probably know that in is a preposition, but did you also know that in also used as an adverb, an adjective, and even a noun? Today, let’s have a look at the various uses of this interesting little word. Here are ... <div><a href="https://www.myhappyenglish.com/288-12-ways-to-use-in/" class="more-link">Read More</a></div><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/HappyEnglishPodcast/~4/pApy6kfditU" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Mar 31, 2015
287 – Am Not vs Do Not – Simple Present Grammar
3:41
The negative form of be and do is tricky for a lot of students. For example, “I am not” and “I do not.” For today’s English grammar lesson, let’s look at these two negative, simple present grammar patterns. Here are the example sentences. To get the details of this English lesson, you need to listen to the podcast or the ... <div><a href="https://www.myhappyenglish.com/287-am-not-vs-do-not-simple-present-grammar/" class="more-link">Read More</a></div><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/HappyEnglishPodcast/~4/o0-tNkvKBng" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Mar 30, 2015
286 – Anything But & Nothing But – Grammar Lesson
3:34
When we use the word but after nothing and anything, there is a special meaning for each collocation. For today’s English lesson, I’m going to show you how to use these useful phrases in English. Here are the example sentences. To get the details of this English lesson, you need to listen to the podcast or the check the transcript ... <div><a href="https://www.myhappyenglish.com/286-anything-but-nothing-but-grammar-lesson/" class="more-link">Read More</a></div><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/HappyEnglishPodcast/~4/Fha0ne2wyjM" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Mar 27, 2015
285 – 8 Ways to use MISS
5:22
The verb miss in English has a number of different uses and meanings. For today’s English lesson, let’s have a look at the most common ways we use miss. Here are the example sentences. To get the details of this English lesson, you need to listen to the podcast or the check the transcript for the details: The arrow missed ... <div><a href="https://www.myhappyenglish.com/285-8-ways-to-use-miss/" class="more-link">Read More</a></div><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/HappyEnglishPodcast/~4/HZB6V167WwA" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Mar 26, 2015
284 – Scare, Scared, & Scary – English Vocabulary Lesson
4:15
For today’s English lesson, let’s look at scare, scary, and scared. We will check out the difference between these words and I’ll give you some example sentences to help you remember them. Here are the example sentences. To get the details of this English lesson, you need to listen to the podcast or the check the transcript for the details: ... <div><a href="https://www.myhappyenglish.com/284-scare-scared-scary-english-vocabulary-lesson/" class="more-link">Read More</a></div><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/HappyEnglishPodcast/~4/oUBdM6GbIkw" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Mar 25, 2015
283 – Five Idioms Based on Food Words
4:59
For today’s English Lesson, let’s have a look at five idioms that use food-related words. The idioms are bring home the bacon, get something for peanuts, not my cup of tea, out to lunch, &#38; a smart cookie. Here are the example sentences. To get the details of this English lesson, you need to listen to the podcast or the ... <div><a href="https://www.myhappyenglish.com/283-five-idioms-based-on-food-words/" class="more-link">Read More</a></div><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/HappyEnglishPodcast/~4/qJUrTiYsCU0" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Mar 24, 2015
Animals of the World – English Vocabulary Lesson
You guys know I&#8217;m a big animal lover, don&#8217;t you! Of course you do. Well, did you know that that I got the idea for the name of Happy English from my dog, Happy? Well&#8230;now you know. It seems too that our friends over at Kaplan also love animals because they have put together this awesome infographic which contains the ... <div><a href="https://www.myhappyenglish.com/animals-of-the-world-english-vocabulary-lesson/" class="more-link">Read More</a></div><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/HappyEnglishPodcast/~4/FcwRwKguYhk" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Mar 23, 2015
282 – Figure Out vs Find Out – Confusing Words Lesson
3:51
Find out and Figure out. For today’s English lesson, let’s have a look at the difference between find out and figure out. These two phrasal verbs in English are similar, but have different meanings and uses. Here are the example sentences. To get the details of this English lesson, you need to listen to the podcast or the check the ... <div><a href="https://www.myhappyenglish.com/282-figure-out-vs-find-out-confusing-words-lesson/" class="more-link">Read More</a></div><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/HappyEnglishPodcast/~4/Qz12q-LdtJQ" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Mar 23, 2015
281 – Slang & Idioms Around The Office
5:26
Learn the meaning and usage of bummed, 24/7, get out of here, burns me up, back to square one &#038; that stinks. For today’s English lesson, let’s have a look these idioms and slang expressions you can use even at the office! Here are the example sentences. To get the details of this English lesson, you need to listen to ... <div><a href="https://www.myhappyenglish.com/281-slang-idioms-around-the-office/" class="more-link">Read More</a></div><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/HappyEnglishPodcast/~4/hgbJq_P-KhQ" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Mar 20, 2015
280 – 9 Phrasal Verbs With Turn
5:40
Turn is an interesting verb because it can be used in a number of phrasal verbs. For today’s English lesson, let’s have a look at nine of them. Here are the example sentences. To get the details of this English lesson, you need to listen to the podcast or the check the transcript for the details: Jack saw a motel, ... <div><a href="https://www.myhappyenglish.com/280-9-phrasal-verbs-with-turn/" class="more-link">Read More</a></div><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/HappyEnglishPodcast/~4/Jl0eC8ySaYo" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Mar 19, 2015
279 – A, An, & Nouns – Grammar Lesson
6:20
A and An are very small words in English, but these words tend to give English Learners are really difficult time. For today’s English Lesson, let’s look at the basic idea behind using A and An and how they relate to nouns. Here are the example sentences. To get the details of this English lesson, you need to listen to ... <div><a href="https://www.myhappyenglish.com/279-a-an-nouns-grammar-lesson/" class="more-link">Read More</a></div><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/HappyEnglishPodcast/~4/e58fJE-Z_lM" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Mar 18, 2015
278 – Adjective Comparisons – English Grammar Lesson
4:40
We can use adjectives to make comparisons in English. For today’s English lesson, let’s look at how we can make the comparative form of adjectives, based on the number of syllables the word has. Here are the example sentences. To get the details of this English lesson, you need to listen to the podcast or the check the transcript for ... <div><a href="https://www.myhappyenglish.com/278-adjective-comparisons-english-grammar-lesson/" class="more-link">Read More</a></div><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/HappyEnglishPodcast/~4/7YxcCS1Edfc" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Mar 17, 2015
277 – Passive vs Active Voice – English Grammar Lesson
5:47
English has two styles of sentences, one is called active and the other is called passive. For today’s English lesson, let’s look at both kinds of sentences, how they are formed and most importantly, how they are used. Here are the example sentences. To get the details of this English lesson, you need to listen to the podcast or the ... <div><a href="https://www.myhappyenglish.com/277-passive-vs-active-voice-english-grammar-lesson/" class="more-link">Read More</a></div><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/HappyEnglishPodcast/~4/-y36gISXRpI" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Mar 16, 2015
276 – Six Ways To Use FEEL
4:35
There are several grammar patterns using feel, so for today’s English lesson let’s have a look at six of them. Here are the example sentences. To get the details of this English lesson, you need to listen to the podcast or the check the transcript for the details: I feel hot. Can you please turn on the air conditioner? Jack ... <div><a href="https://www.myhappyenglish.com/276-six-ways-to-use-feel/" class="more-link">Read More</a></div><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/HappyEnglishPodcast/~4/Se_MsiRfeSg" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Mar 13, 2015
275 – Cold & Snow Idioms – English Idiom Lesson
5:35
It&#8217;s the dead of winter, and even though the weather is not too cold, winter isn’t over just yet, and last year it snowed in April&#8230;remember? For today’s English lesson let’s have a look at some idioms that are related to cold and snow Here are the example sentences. To get the details of this English lesson, you need to ... <div><a href="https://www.myhappyenglish.com/275-cold-snow-idioms-english-idiom-lesson/" class="more-link">Read More</a></div><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/HappyEnglishPodcast/~4/ZaPr2kF1-xU" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Mar 12, 2015
274 – Stative Verbs – English Grammar Lesson
5:16
There are basically two types of verbs in English. Action verbs do just that, they show us movement or action. There are also those verbs that show us a state or condition. These are called, stative verbs. For today’s English lesson let’s have a look at some of the more common stative verbs Here are the example sentences. To get ... <div><a href="https://www.myhappyenglish.com/274-stative-verbs-english-grammar-lesson/" class="more-link">Read More</a></div><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/HappyEnglishPodcast/~4/1YvuUVxktZY" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Mar 11, 2015
273 – Count On & Depend On – Phrasal Verbs
4:10
Count on and depend on are similar phrasal verbs but the meaning and the way that we use them is different. For today’s English lesson let’s have a look at how we can use count on and depend on. Here are the example sentences. To get the details of this English lesson, you need to listen to the podcast or ... <div><a href="https://www.myhappyenglish.com/273-count-on-depend-on-phrasal-verbs/" class="more-link">Read More</a></div><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/HappyEnglishPodcast/~4/nSor8uzLAZw" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Mar 10, 2015
272 – Phrasal Verbs & Idioms Using Drop
4:11
Drop is an interesting verb because it is used with a lot of different phrasal verbs and some idioms. For today’s English lesson let’s have a look at how we can use drop. Here are the example sentences. To get the details of this English lesson, you need to listen to the podcast or the check the transcript for the ... <div><a href="https://www.myhappyenglish.com/272-phrasal-verbs-idioms-using-drop/" class="more-link">Read More</a></div><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/HappyEnglishPodcast/~4/XRpWyJ9XumE" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Mar 09, 2015
271 – Compound Adjectives With Numbers
4:16
In English, we have certain expressions with numbers that are used as nouns and some that are used as adjectives. These are also known as compound adjectives. For today’s English lesson, let’s have a look at how to use them. Here are the example sentences. To get the details of this English lesson, you need to listen to the podcast ... <div><a href="https://www.myhappyenglish.com/271-compound-adjectives-with-numbers/" class="more-link">Read More</a></div><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/HappyEnglishPodcast/~4/Nwk29V3Y6yw" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Mar 06, 2015
270 – Worry, Be Preoccupied, & Think – Confusing Vocabulary
4:24
Preoccupy, worry, and think can be confusing for a lot of English learners, so for today’s English lesson, let’s have a look at how we can use these three words in everyday English. Here are the example sentences. To get the details of this English lesson, you need to listen to the podcast or the check the transcript for the ... <div><a href="https://www.myhappyenglish.com/270-worry-be-preoccupied-think-confusing-vocabulary/" class="more-link">Read More</a></div><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/HappyEnglishPodcast/~4/Lwuo5BL74wo" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Mar 05, 2015
269 – Using Up After Verbs of Motion – Natural English
5:02
Up is an interesting preposition which we use in some interesting ways in English conversation. For today’s English lesson, let’s have a look at the various ways we use up after some verbs. Here are the example sentences. To get the details of this English lesson, you need to listen to the podcast or the check the transcript for the ... <div><a href="https://www.myhappyenglish.com/269-using-up-after-verbs-of-motion-natural-english/" class="more-link">Read More</a></div><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/HappyEnglishPodcast/~4/ezPF4bzD_AY" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Mar 04, 2015
268 – Using Spend & Take To Talk About Time
3:56
We use both spend and take to talk about using time, but the way we use these words is different. For today’s English lesson, let’s have a look at how we can use spend and take. Here are the example sentences. To get the details of this English lesson, you need to listen to the podcast or the check the ... <div><a href="https://www.myhappyenglish.com/268-using-spend-take-to-talk-about-time/" class="more-link">Read More</a></div><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/HappyEnglishPodcast/~4/4Xo7REK_PdI" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Mar 03, 2015
267 – At vs In To Talk About Location – Preposition Grammar Lesson
5:16
We use both at and in to talk about location. Even though in a general sense we use at and in with the same meaning, there are times when these prepositions are used differently. For today’s English lesson let’s have a look at using at and in to talk about location. Here are the example sentences. To get the details ... <div><a href="https://www.myhappyenglish.com/267-at-vs-in-to-talk-about-location-preposition-grammar-lesson/" class="more-link">Read More</a></div><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/HappyEnglishPodcast/~4/F_frRBRpI6k" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Mar 02, 2015
266 – Some vs Any – English Grammar Lesson
3:51
Some and Any are both determiners which are used to talk about an indefinite quantity. For today’s English lesson let’s have a look at how we can use some and any in everyday English. Here are the example sentences. To get the details of this English lesson, you need to listen to the podcast or the check the transcript for the ... <div><a href="https://www.myhappyenglish.com/266-some-vs-any-english-grammar-lesson/" class="more-link">Read More</a></div><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/HappyEnglishPodcast/~4/bxCpo5zIkS0" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Feb 27, 2015
265 – So, Very & Too – English Adverb Lesson
5:25
The adverbs too, so, and very are similar words but we use them differently. For today’s English lesson, let’s have a look at how to use these words in everyday English. Here are the example sentences. To get the details of this English lesson, you need to listen to the podcast or the check the transcript for the details: Using ... <div><a href="https://www.myhappyenglish.com/265-so-very-too-english-adverb-lesson/" class="more-link">Read More</a></div><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/HappyEnglishPodcast/~4/R4GXtDZT4Sg" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Feb 26, 2015
264 – Phrasal Verbs Using Take – English Phrasal Verb Lesson
3:37
Take is an interesting verb because it is used in a variety of phrasal verbs. For today’s English lesson let’s have a look at seven phrasal verbs that used take. Here are the example sentences. To get the details of this English lesson, you need to listen to the podcast or the check the transcript for the details: When I ... <div><a href="https://www.myhappyenglish.com/264-phrasal-verbs-using-take-english-phrasal-verb-lesson/" class="more-link">Read More</a></div><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/HappyEnglishPodcast/~4/LYWWemYS38M" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Feb 25, 2015
263 – Using Ought To – English Grammar Lesson
3:26
Ought to, which is usually pronounced as oudda is commonly used to give advice. For today’s English lesson let’s have a look at using ought to in everyday English. Here are the example sentences. To get the details of this English lesson, you need to listen to the podcast or the check the transcript for the details: I think he ... <div><a href="https://www.myhappyenglish.com/263-using-ought-to-english-grammar-lesson/" class="more-link">Read More</a></div><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/HappyEnglishPodcast/~4/Yy8366r8ILg" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Feb 24, 2015
262 – Using As If & Like – English Phrase Lesson
3:27
We use as if and like to describe how things are or seem to be. For today’s English lesson, let’s have a look at using these phrases in everyday English. Here are the example sentences. To get the details of this English lesson, you need to listen to the podcast or the check the transcript for the details: Using as ... <div><a href="https://www.myhappyenglish.com/262-using-as-if-like-english-phrase-lesson/" class="more-link">Read More</a></div><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/HappyEnglishPodcast/~4/rq9jX-W4HZU" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Feb 23, 2015
261 – The Future Progressive Tense – English Grammar Lesson
4:43
Today, let’s have a look at the future progressive tense in English, and how it compares to using the simple future tense. Here are the example sentences. To get the details of this English lesson, you need to listen to the podcast or the check the transcript for the details: In just a few short months, I am going to ... <div><a href="https://www.myhappyenglish.com/261-the-future-progressive-tense-english-grammar-lesson/" class="more-link">Read More</a></div><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/HappyEnglishPodcast/~4/Dka69v4maPc" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Feb 21, 2015