3008, 2015

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 use 2 negatives.  Yet in English this is called a ‘double negative’, [...]

2808, 2015

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 chicken, or scared. My friend is a skydiver.  I think he’s nuts, [...]

2708, 2015

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 guitar player. Player is a noun. The kitten is playful. Playful is [...]

2608, 2015

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 means ‘again’.  Review is to view again. React is to act again. [...]

2508, 2015

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 sad.   Blue is associated with sadness.   Or I am the black [...]

2408, 2015

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 depending on the verb.   Here are the 3 common pronunciations: Normally [...]

2807, 2015


(Excerpt from StudyUSA magazine, April 2015) Here are some guidelines to help make your student visa application process smooth and successful: Getting your visa to study in the United States takes time but can be [...]

2807, 2015

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 verb meaning to choose. Most phrasal verbs are separable. So there are often [...]

2807, 2015

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 past of buy? What is the past of seek? What is the [...]

2407, 2015

Congratulations to recent TOEFL Winners!

"The TOEFL Prep class is a great way to prepare for the exam. It trains you for every section of the test with practice exercises similar to those on the exam. The teacher is excellent and the [...]