Written by Steve Ford on Mar 23rd, 2013 | Filed under: Learn English Live
Video just released!
Hello! Hello! Hello everybody! As promised, here is my newest video: How to speak English fast – Learn English Live 17. In this video, you’ll hear me talking about how the perfect tenses are used in spoken English here in North America and the differences and similarities between “I’m sorry” and “I’m afraid”.
Written by Steve Ford on Mar 9th, 2013 | Filed under: Learn English Live
Hello! Hello! Hello everybody! I have a video “hot off the press” and I hope you enjoy it as much as I did making it! I’ve got two questions from Brazil and a mystery country and they were all good questions. Let’s go over the three topics I’ll be talking about in my lesson.
Written by Steve Ford on Feb 23rd, 2013 | Filed under: Learn English Live
Hello everybody! Here is a new video I filmed and produced in response to two student questions from India and Vietnam. Both qustions are related to English conversation skills and the topics that will be covered are as follows:
Written by Steve Ford on Jan 22nd, 2013 | Filed under: Learn English Live
Hello! Hello! Hello everybody! As promised here is my newest English lesson. In this video I talk about a funny story about when I was a kid and I was forced to go to a boring party held by my grandmother’s friend every year on December 26th, which in case you don’t know is called Boxing day here in North America.
ask someone/ask for someone/ask someone for something
Have you ever been confused about how to use the verb ask in English? Which preposition should you use? to? for? what is the correct word order? Well if you have problems, you’re not alone. This is a tricky thing to master since many of you have similar verbs in your language, however, the way they are used with or without prepositions can be totally different from English. I know! I hear it every day from my one-to-one students. Even if you are an advanced English speaker, the tips and and examples I give in my video are a great way to refresh your memory!
Grandma’s Guilt trip! Used to/for
Written by Steve Ford on Jan 10th, 2013 | Filed under: Learn English Live
Hello! Hello! Hello everybody! As promised here is my brand new video! There are a lot of good tips to help you manage common mistakes many English learners make.
To and For
Sometimes a verb can mean two completely different things when we add “to” or “for”. This can be a pain for English learners who might only have one equivalent preposition in their native language. That’s where all of the confusion comes from: trying to translate from your language into English.
For example: send to vs. send for, important to vs. important for, do something to someone vs. do something for someone