FE pod ep 0012 – Structures with ‘get’

In this episode I talk about the structures used with ‘get’. I basically talk about four different structures that are common with ‘get’ giving lots of examples and discussing differences in meaning.

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FE pod ep 0011 – Collocations

In this episode I talk about collocations and how important they are. I start by reading a definition from the Oxford Collocations Dictionary, then I discuss the importance of collocations and finally I give an example of how you can learn them.

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FE pod ep 0010 – Routine in the past

In this episode I talk about two structures used to refer to routine in the past in English. I start by giving some general ideas about how to use ‘would + infinitive’ and ‘used to + infinitive’ and then I discuss the difference between these structures.

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FE pod ep 0009 – Language fluency and proficiency

In this episode I talk about the fluency and proficiency in English. I start by reading some definitions and then I discuss and give my opinion about the difference between fluency and proficiency.

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FE pod ep 0008 – Comparative form of adjectives

In this episode I talk about the comparative form of adjectives in English. I start by talking about short and long adjectives and the structure of sentences and I also give examples and talk about spelling rules that apply to comparative adjectives.

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FE pod ep 0007 – 2014 Brazil World Cup

In this episode I talk about the 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil. I start by giving some information about the history of world cups and then I talk about each of the 8 groups and the national teams. At the end I ramble about some curiosities related to this world cup and my expectations.

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FE pod ep 0006 – Carnival in Brazil

In this episode I talk about the Carnival in Brazil. I briefly describe the origins of Carnival and then I ramble about the different cities/regions where carnival is celebrated and what Brazilians do during this important holiday.

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FE pod ep 0005 – Language learner profiles

In this episode I discuss the different profiles that language learners tend to have. There are learners who are more analytical or grammar-driven and those who are more communication-driven.

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FE pod ep 0004 – Bring up vs educate and well-educated vs polite

In this episode I discuss the difference in meaning and use between bring up and educate and also between well-educated and polite.

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FE pod ep 0003 – Questions about routine

In this episode I give tips on how to ask and answer questions about routine. I focus on three kinds of question: “How often do you..?”, “Do you ever..?” and “What do you usually..?”.

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