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By Dr. Jill Robbins
24 May, 2019
Today on Ask a Teacher, we answer a question from a Facebook friend.
Guadalupe writes, "Hello! Could you explain
By VOA17 May, 2019
Today on Ask a Teacher, we answer a question from Valens in Rwanda.
"Please explain how to use ‘gonna.'" – Valens, Rwanda
By Jill Robbins10 May, 2019
In today's Ask a Teacher, we answer a question about saying goodbye. Our reader, Hideki, works at a high school in Japan with many
By Jill Robbins26 April, 2019
Today on Ask a Teacher, we answer an email from Nathaniel in South Sudan. He asks:
Question: What is the difference between phone
By Dr. Jill Robbins19 April, 2019
In today's Ask a Teacher, our reader Hoang asks:
Question: What is the proper use of look, watch and see?
Answer: Hello, Hoan
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Today on Ask a Teacher, we answer a question from Mehdi in Iran. He writes:
Question: Please explain abou
By Jill Robbins05 April, 2019
Today on Ask a Teacher, we answer an email from a reader.
Question: I would like to know the difference between the ve
By Dr. Jill Robbins and Alice Walker
29 March, 2019
Today's Ask a Teacher is all about the word "all," thanks to a question from our reader Ibrahim O.
By VOA22 March, 2019
I hope you like prepositions because I am going to talk about them again today.
The question today comes from our reader Fra
Welcome back, everyone!
Welcome back to Ask a Teacher! Many English prepositions can be close in meaning. So, sometimes knowing which to choose is hard. But, today's program can help. Here is the question:
Hello and welcome to Ask a Teacher! In today's program, we compare two things that sound and look the same but are used a little differently. Listen to our reader's request:
In today's Ask a Teacher, our reader Leopoldo asks about three commonly confused travel words. Here is the question:
Today on Ask a Teacher, a reader from Brazil asks about two common adverbs. Here is his question:
In English, syllable stress is hugely important for communication. The word "stress" here means saying part of a word louder and holding the sound a little longer than other parts.
A house or a home? That is the question. How do we know when to use one or the other? In today's Ask a Teacher, we answer this question from one of our readers on Facebook.
Have you ever noticed the number of times that a native English speaker uses the word "ever"? Ever is an adverb that we Americans say a lot.
In the English language, spelling and pronunciation have a funny relationship. How we write a word and how we say it often do not agree. There always seem to be exceptions to the rule.
Modal verbs are helping verbs. We use them with main verbs to help us express ability, possibility, necessity and permission. Today's question is about a modal that is commonly confused with an expression. Here's the question, which com
Imagine that you are in a crowded place in an English-speaking country. You want to politely ask someone to move but are not sure how. Here is today's question from our reader Slava:
In some languages, you can look at a written word and know almost immediately how to say it. You can also hear a word and know exactly how to write it down. These are properties of phonetic languages. But English is not a phonetic language. In English, of
In English, we have a saying that goes, "Use it or lose it." It means that if you do not continue to use a skill, you might lose the ability to do so.
Today we will answer a question about two misunderstood modal verbs.