Ship or Sheep? Beach English Pronunciation.

This video explores pronunciation differences in American English words, particularly the ‘E’ versus the ‘I’ sound.   Many students, especially from Latin America [...]

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Sssshhh….Silent Letters. Beach English Pronunciation.

In English, some letters are not pronounced. For example, the letter ‘k’ in word knee is silent.  ‘K’ is usually a strong sound, [...]

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Double negatives are a no-no! Beach English Parts of Speech.

In English, we normally use just 1 negative word per sentence.  In other languages, such as Spanish or Portuguese, it is normal to [...]

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Don’t be a chicken! Beach English Food Idioms.

In English, we have many idioms, or expressions, using words for food.   For example: I don’t want to skydive because I’m a [...]

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The playful player plays playfully. Beach English Parts of Speech.

In English, many root words can be used in multiple forms. For example: I play guitar.  Play is a verb. I am a [...]

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Legal or illegal? Beach English Prefixes.

In English, the prefix, or letters before a word, can give a clue to its meaning.   For example, RE before a word [...]

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Feeling Blue? Beach English Color Idioms.

In English, we have many idioms, or expressions, using colors. For example, if I am feeling blue, how am I a feeling?  I’m [...]

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Walked, Called, Wanted. Beach English Pronunciation.

Regular verbs in the past tense end in the letters ‘ed’, but unfortunately for English learners, this ‘ed’ ending is pronounced different ways [...]

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Going to work or to going to work out? Beach English Phrasal Verbs

Phrasal verbs are very common in American English.  Phrasal verbs are verbs followed by prepositions. For example, let’s pick out ‘pick out’, a phrasal [...]

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I thought I taught ‘ought’. Beach English Irregular Verbs

Some past irregular verbs have patterns. For example, what is the past of bring? What is the pas of think? What is the [...]

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