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Espresso English Podcast

On the Espresso English podcast, you'll learn English grammar, vocabulary, phrases, idioms, and more. Espresso English lessons are clear and practical, making it easy to learn the language quickly and effectively.


Adjective & Preposition Combinations + Quiz
🤩 Download FREE PDF + Quiz: 👉 Advanced English Grammar Course: What’s wrong with these sentences? - They aren’t aware about the problem. - She’s married with a journalist. - Who’s responsible of this project? - I’m not satisfied in the product. The answer? They’re all using an INCORRECT preposition after the adjectives. The correct sentences are: - They aren’t aware of the problem. - She’s married to a journalist. - Who’s responsible for this project? - I’m not satisfied with the product. Little mistakes like these can make it obvious you’re not a native English speaker - so today I’m going to help you avoid them by teaching you some common combinations of adjectives and prepositions. Make sure to download the free lesson guide so you can review everything we learn today, and test yourself with a quiz. You can click here to get that free PDF. At Espresso English, we want to help you correct any English mistakes you might be making, and that’s why my Advanced English Grammar Course includes homework with teacher feedback. 
05:34 15/07/24
10 suffixes + 50 words & sentences
Download FREE PDF - Espresso English Courses: Suffixes are added to the ends of words, usually to change their grammatical form: beauty (noun) - beautiful (adjective) quick (adjective) - quickly (adverb) maintain (verb) - maintenance (noun)  Today we’re going to look at 10 suffixes with 5 example words each. If you want to see sentences using each of these words, make sure to download the free lesson PDF! If you’d like to continue improving your English grammar and vocabulary, check out my courses.
06:17 08/07/24
10 Prefixes + 30 Example Words
Download FREE PDF - Vocabulary Builder Courses - Advanced Vocabulary & Collocations Course - Prefixes are added to the beginnings of words to change their meaning. For example, the prefix UN- means the opposite: happy  :-) unhappy  :-( The prefix OVER- means "too much:" spend - overspend (spend too much money) Here are 10 common prefixes in English with 30 example words and sentences! 
05:54 01/07/24
Quick Fix - 10 Vocabulary & Spelling Mistakes
200 Common Errors in English Course:  🤩 Free samples from my courses: Today I'll teach you 10 super-fast fixes for vocabulary and spelling mistakes! I hope you enjoyed this "lightning round" of quick fixes for spelling and vocabulary mistakes - and I also hope to see you inside the 200 Common Errors Course.
04:59 21/06/24
Quick Fix: 5 Pronunciation Mistakes
⭐ 200 Common Errors Course: 🤩 Free samples from my courses: Are you pronouncing these words wrong? Let me share 5 quick fixes for pronunciation mistakes that I often hear among English learners. There are even more of these inside my 200 common errors in English course, where we cover grammar, vocabulary, spelling, AND pronunciation mistakes. When you make these small adjustments to your pronunciation, your accent improves and other people can understand your English more clearly.
03:53 19/06/24
Quick Fix: 5 Grammar Mistakes
200 Common Errors in English Course: 🤩 Free samples from my courses: Hey students! Today you’ll learn 5 quick fixes for common grammar mistakes that English learners often make. If you want to learn a LOT more, come join my 200 Common Errors Course at my website
04:09 17/06/24
20 collocations with BREAK
Download free PDF + quiz: 1000 Collocations E-Book: Advanced Vocabulary & Collocations Course: Break is one of the most common verbs in the English language - so let’s learn 20 common collocations, meaning words that are frequently used together. After watching the lesson, download the free PDF to try the quiz so you can test your knowledge of these collocations - click on the link in the description to get that lesson guide and quiz. Learning collocations like these can really help you speak English more naturally, because it becomes easier to put words together. I’ve got two ways to help you - my 1000 collocations e-book and my advanced vocabulary and collocations course. You can find them at my website
04:24 10/06/24
ALL English Verb Tenses in 10 Minutes!
Download FREE lesson PDF -  Advanced English Grammar Course - Want to learn all the English verb tenses in less than ten minutes? That’s what you’re going to do in this video! I’ll teach you the 12 essential verb tenses AND when to use them, with examples. There’s a LOT of information in this lesson, so make sure to download the free lesson guide. You can save it, print it out, and there are even places in the guide where you can write your own sentences with each verb tense. Many English learners have difficulty with verb tenses - they often stop to think "which verb tense should I use?" and the rules about tenses can be confusing. I hope this lesson has helped you understand the differences between verb tenses in English. ...but don't just read about verb tenses, you also need to practice them! I recommend writing your own example sentence with every verb tense in this lesson. The more example sentences you write, the easier it will be to remember the structure of the verb tenses and when we use each one. So go ahead and download the free lesson guide to fill in your own examples for every verb tense. You can learn about verb tenses in much more detail inside my Advanced English Grammar Course. The lessons include quizzes to help you review and practice the verb tenses, and there's also the option to do "writing tasks" and send them in for feedback and grammar correction from our teaching team. This is very valuable because you can find out if you're making any mistakes with the English tenses... or using them correctly!  Visit my website to join the advanced English grammar course.
12:23 03/06/24
Me neither or me either?
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01:56 31/05/24
Create better sentences with relative clauses!
Want to make better sentences in English? Use relative clauses! I’ll teach you all about them today. You can download a free PDF of this lesson which also includes a quiz for practice - click here to download it - you’ll definitely want it because we’re going to cover a lot of information. And if you want to take your English grammar to the next level, come check out my Advanced English Grammar Course.
06:50 29/05/24
10 Phrasal Verbs with TURN + Quiz
Turn on, turn in, turn off, turn out, turn away - what do these phrasal verbs mean? Some of them are used in multiple ways! Today you’ll learn 10 common English phrasal verbs with TURN - and I’ve also got a quiz to help you practice. Download it for free by clicking here:  You can learn more than 500 more common phrasal verbs when you join my Phrasal Verbs in Conversation course, which teaches you easily and naturally.   
06:14 27/05/24
What does NGL mean and when do we use it?
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02:21 24/05/24
Some, Any, or No + Quiz
Let's learn about 3 tiny little words that can cause mistakes and confusion for English learners: some, any, and no. When exactly do we use these, and how can you avoid errors? I'll explain it all clearly in today's lesson! Make sure to download the free lesson guide to try the quiz inside - click here:  I want to make sure your English grammar is correct, so that you can be confident about it. You can learn a lot more inside my basic and intermediate grammar e-books, as well as my advanced grammar course.
05:29 22/05/24
Learn 30 internet abbreviations in less than 10 minutes
Download FREE PDF:  Let’s learn common internet abbreviations used in online chats and comments as well as text messaging. There are hundreds or thousands of these, and new ones are being invented all the time – but today you’ll learn 30 of the most common abbreviations so that you’ll understand when you see them online, and you can chat or text message more confidently in English. I’m going to go through these pretty fast – I’ll just explain what they stand for and sometimes give a quick example. You can download this lesson to save it and review it later by clicking here, and I’ll e-mail you the lesson PDF for free. Everyday English Speaking Courses:  300+ idioms course:  
08:47 20/05/24
Whose vs. Who's in 2 minutes!
⭐ Download FREE PDF of 30+ "Ask the teacher" lessons - 600+ Confusing Words Explained E-Book: 
02:01 17/05/24
Agenda, Itinterary, or Schedule?
In today’s lesson I’ll teach you the difference between the words agenda, itinerary, and schedule - three similar words that can often be confused by English learners. For more lessons like this one, get my e-book called 600+ Confusing English Words Explained - 
03:25 15/05/24
Advanced Prepositions Quiz
How well do you know English prepositions? Let’s find out with this quiz! I’ll show you a sentence, and you’ll try to choose the correct preposition. After a few seconds, I’ll show you the right answer. There are 15 questions - keep track of your score and leave a comment letting me know how you did. Good luck! 1 dollar English grammar e-books:  Advanced English Grammar Course: 
06:19 13/05/24
10 different words for SURPRISED
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01:45 10/05/24
30 Reporting Verbs + Examples
Download FREE PDF:  Reported speech is when we talk about what someone said in the past - and the verbs we use for it are called “reporting verbs” - ones like say, tell, ask, recommend, advise, warn, promise, and more. But there are some important little details to remember about the sentence structure when using each of these reporting verbs, so a lot of English learners make mistakes with them. Today I’ll teach you 30 common reporting verbs and the correct ways to use them in a sentence. I recommend downloading the PDF guide to this lesson so that you can review and remember all these reporting verbs and sentences - you can get it by clicking here:  I’ve organized the reporting verbs into categories: Most common reporting verbs Reporting verbs for advice Reporting verbs for arguments and strong feelings Reporting verbs for statements Other reporting verbs Learn more in my Advanced English Grammar Course!  
11:20 08/05/24
Direct & Indirect Objects - and MISTAKES!
Download FREE lesson PDF:  Do you know how to use direct and indirect objects CORRECTLY in English? Today I'll help you avoid two very common mistakes I see English learners make! Want to correct your mistakes and learn to use English more confidently? Check out my Advanced English Grammar Course! One of my students says this course has helped him correct a lot of errors: “This is the best English course I’ve ever taken! The explanations in all the lessons are very clear and detailed. I got to know the mistakes that non-native English speakers commonly make. What’s most interesting is that there are writing tasks in every lesson and I could send my writing in for correction! I love it very much! Through this, I got to know my grammatical mistakes that I’d been making for years.” – Foong, Malaysia
05:31 06/05/24
BATTLE vs. BOTTLE pronunciation
⭐ Download FREE PDF of 30+ "Ask the teacher" lessons -  ⭐ American English Pronunciation Course - 
01:21 26/04/24
Phrasal Verbs: Transitive, Intransitive, Separable, Inseparable
⭐ Download FREE lesson PDF: ⭐ Phrasal Verbs in Conversation Course: What Are Phrasal Verbs? They are verbs with two or three words: main verb + particle (preposition or adverb). Phrasal Verbs are very common in the English language! I wake up at 7:30 every day. Please turn off the TV. My brother and I don’t get along. We fight all the time. She came up with a good idea.  In this lesson, you’re going to learn different types of phrasal verbs - transitive and intransitive, and separable and inseparable. Don’t worry too much about those terms; I’ll show you very clearly how each type of phrasal verb works in a sentence! You’ll definitely want to download today’s lesson guide, because it includes extra content - some lists and examples of each type of phrasal verb. To get that free guide, click on the link in the video description and enter your e-mail address to receive the free PDF. ⭐ Download FREE lesson PDF: ⭐ Phrasal Verbs in Conversation Course: 
05:55 24/04/24
50+ Contractions in English!
Contractions combine two words into a short form with an apostrophe – for example, I am becomes I’m; could not becomes couldn’t... and many more that you’ll learn in this lesson. Contractions are extremely common in spoken English and informal written English, and today you’re going to learn 50 of them – yes, we do have that many contractions in English! Make sure to download the free PDF guide to this lesson so you can save the full contractions list and all the example sentences. ⭐ Download FREE lesson PDF: ⭐ Advanced Grammar Course: 
12:19 22/04/24
MAYBE vs. MAY BE (with examples)
⭐ Download FREE PDF of 30+ "Ask the teacher" lessons -  ⭐ 600+ Confusing Words Explained E-Book - 
02:09 19/04/24
Learn 20 LINKING verbs in English
⭐ Download FREE PDF: ⭐ $1 grammar e-books: ⭐ Advanced Grammar Course:  Linking verbs do not describe an action – instead, they connect the subject of the sentence to a word describing it or providing additional information about it. For example: - I feel tired. (“tired” describes me) - He seems annoyed (“annoyed” describes him) - She is a teacher. (“a teacher” describes her) - They are students. (“students” describes them)  I’ll show you a list of linking verbs, and then we’ll look at a lot of examples. If you want to download this lesson to save it and review it later, click here and enter your e-mail address to get the free PDF. 
08:25 17/04/24
Gotcha, Gotta, Got it - How to use these in English!
Our question of the day is “What do gotcha, gotta, and got it mean – and how do we use them in informal spoken English?” All of these involve the word “got,” but they are different! Thanks for the great question - you can download lots of our past ask the teacher lessons by clicking on the link below. ⭐ Download FREE PDF:  ⭐ Everyday English Speaking Course: 
03:12 15/04/24
How to use "I beg to differ" and other phrases
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01:31 12/04/24
How to APOLOGIZE and respond to apologies in English
Do you know how to apologize in English, beyond just the single word “Sorry”? Let’s learn some phrases for making apologies and then phrases for responding to an apology. If you want to download this lesson, you can click here to download your free PDF lesson guide! JOIN MY COURSE TO LEARN MORE: In my Everyday English Speaking Course, you’ll learn real English phrases for daily life – in the context of conversations! It’s a fast and fun way to improve your fluency.
04:59 10/04/24
20 words you're pronouncing WRONG (yes, even you, native English speakers!)
⭐ Download FREE lesson PDF:  ⭐ American English Pronunciation Course:  You’re probably pronouncing these words wrong - yes, even you, native English speakers! Today I’m going to teach you the right way to say 20 English words that are often mispronounced - so you can say them confidently. Because this lesson focuses on pronunciation, I’m not going to explain the definitions - but if you download the free lesson guide PDF, each word has its definition and an example sentence. You can get it by clicking here and entering your e-mail address. OK, are you ready? Make sure to practice with me by repeating these words out loud using the correct pronunciation
06:50 08/04/24
What exactly does HOOK UP mean?
⭐ Download FREE PDF of 30+ "Ask the teacher" lessons -  ⭐ Phrasal Verbs in Conversation Course: 
03:01 05/04/24

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