FE pod ep 0147 – Informal contractions

In this episode I talk about 10 informal contractions we have in the English language. I start by talking about why these contractions actually happen. Then I basically go through the contractions one by one giving a few examples.

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FE pod ep 0146 – The difference between ‘no’ and ‘not’

In this episode I talk about the difference between ‘no’ and ‘not’. I briefly discuss the different contexts in which we use these words. Then I give a few examples and talk a little bit about other forms of negation in English.

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FE pod ep 0145 – Does technology always help you learn English?

In this episode I talk about the use of technology in the language learning process. I start by talking about the positive points of using technology to learn English. Then I move on to discuss some ways in which technology can actually become a barrier to learning and how you can deal with this.

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FE pod ep 0144 – The problematic nature of prepositions

In this episode I talk about the problematic nature of prepositions. I start by talking about prepositions and their problematic nature to learners of English. Then I basically propose three levels of difficulty and make my comments on how you can deal with them.

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FE pod ep 0143 – Summary of the last 11 episodes

In this episode I give a brief summary of the last 11 episodes. I read their titles one by one and make some comments about the contents covered in each episode. This episode is a guide to the last 11 episodes.

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FE pod ep 0142 – How to use Echo Questions in conversation

In this episode I talk about how to use Echo Questions in conversation. I briefly discuss the reasons why we might want to use Echo Questions in conversation. Then I give examples and make comments on the different structures and meanings.

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FE pod ep 0141 – The difference between words ending in ‘-ic’ and ‘-ical’

In this episode I talk about the difference between words ending in ‘-ic’ and ‘-ical’. I briefly read some information I found online about this tricky issue. Then I give a few examples and discuss the difference in meaning between the words.

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FE pod ep 0140 – How to use ‘had better’ in English

In this episode I talk about different ways to use ‘had better’. I briefly discuss the meaning of ‘had better’ and the different structures that go with it. Then I give examples and make comments on the different structures and meanings.

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FE pod ep 0139 – Different ways to use the word ‘half’

In this episode I talk about some different ways to use the word ‘half’. I basically talk about the different structures and give a few examples of how to use these structures in conversation and discuss their meaning.

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FE pod ep 0138 – Challenges teachers face when teaching adults learners

In this episode I talk about some of the challenges teachers face when teaching adult learners. I basically talk about two aspects which I think are important to consider: background knowledge and motivation.

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