FE pod ep 0134 – Travel English: how to prepare for a trip abroad

In this episode I talk about how to prepare for a trip abroad. I basically describe five situations that you have to be prepared for. I also give a few examples of structures and vocabulary that might be interesting to study before you go abroad.

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FE pod ep 0130 – Different ways to use ‘rather’

In this episode I talk about different ways to use the word ‘rather’. I briefly discuss the different meanings of ‘rather’ 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 0128 – The difference between ‘expect’, ‘hope’ and ‘wait’

In this episode I talk about the difference between ‘expect’, ‘hope’ and ‘wait’. I give a few examples of how you can use them and discuss the difference in meaning between these three tricky words.

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FE pod ep 0125 – The difference between ‘near’ and ‘near to’

In this episode I talk about the difference between ‘near’ and ‘near to’. I give a few examples of how you can use them and discuss the different contexts in which they are used. I also talk about the comparative and superlative forms of ‘near’.

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FE pod ep 0124 – Different ways to use ‘shall’

In this episode I talk about four different ways to use ‘shall’. I start by talking about the meaning give a few examples of how you can use them and discuss the difference in meaning between the different uses of ‘shall’.

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FE pod ep 0123 – How to use articles in English

In this episode I talk about how to use the definite and the indefinite articles in English. I basically describe the rules and give a few examples of how you can use them. I also talk about the cases in which you should not use articles.

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FE pod ep 0116 – Questions with ‘how’ and ‘what… like?’

In this episode I talk about the difference between questions with ‘how’ and ‘what… like?’. I basically give examples of questions starting with ‘how’ and ‘what… like?’ and discuss their meaning.

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FE pod ep 0111 – Prescriptivism and Descriptivism

In this episode I talk about Prescriptivism and Descriptivism. I start by discussing the main idea behind these two approaches to grammar. Then I move on to talk about how these views are important in different contexts and how we as learners can make use of the rationale behind them in different stages of our learning process.

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FE pod ep 0104 – Word order inversions in English

In this episode I talk about word order inversions in English. I talk about different situations in which we can use word order inversions and the reason why we may want to do that. I also give a few examples for each case.

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FE pod ep 0101 – How to use ‘however’

In this episode I talk about how to use ‘however’ with different structures. I start by discussing the meaning and function of ‘however’. Then I move on to talk about the different structures that can be used with it and I give a few examples for each different structure.

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