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New Links

If you’re new here, you may want to subscribe to my RSS feed. Thanks for visiting!Tweet I’ve added some new links to the sidebar on the left. Here’s some information about each one. Learning English from Friends: Terry is a non-native English speaker from Korea who’s been working in the US as a systems application […] [...]

Farmers’ Market

Tweet This is the first post of the new Readable Blog! I’m still working on the blog design, but from now on I will mostly be writing easy-to-read posts so that you can get English-reading practice. If my posts are too hard, too easy, too long, too boring, or or if it’s good and interesting, […] [...]

English with Stacy

Tweet If you are an intermediate to advanced learner, I recommend subscribing to English with Stacy on Youtube. Here’s one of her videos: “-ing and -ed adjectives.” This video will help you use adjectives like “interested” and “interesting” correctly. The videos are great because they include some review and practice so that you can check […] [...]

Language Exchange Done Right?

Tweet Happy New Year! I’m slow to post again. Sorry! I have an important project that I have to finish, so I can’t spend enough time here. Anyway, I hope you had a good new year and will have a good 2009. Today let me tell you a little about Lang-8. It’s a language exchange […] [...]

Pitfalls: “Married TO,” Not “Married WITH”

Tweet She is married to him. He was the first in his family to get married to someone from another country. Two of my friends would like to be married to each other, but it’s still not legal in this state, because they are both men. In these sentences and others, referring to the state […] [...]

Take a Peek at the San Francisco Bay Area…Present Tense

Tweet Do you remember the present tense? (she walks, I read, he tells me, they buy some coffee, etc.) It’s probably one of the first things you learned in English. One place where you will often find the simple present tense is in captions–the explanatory writing that goes with a photo in a newspaper, magazine, […] [...]