The final S!

When we add an S to a word in English, what sound do we make?  Hint: It’s not always SSSSSSSS! There are actually THREE different sounds that we use in English when we add an S to a word!     

Backronyms

This is an acronym: FERO It stands for Federal Electronic and Robotic Operations. Acronyms are made by taking the first letter of each of the words you want to use and using these letters to create a new word. Lots of people have heard of acronyms, but few have heard...

Buffalo!

Here’s an unusual sentence I found: Buffalo buffalo Buffalo buffalo buffalo buffalo Buffalo buffalo. Now, before you ask, this is not a mistake. This is an actual English sentence. Let’s try to understand it. First of all, here’s the vocabulary you need: Buffalo: a...

How to Learn an English Song

1. Pick an English Song in that you LOVE. It will be easier to learn the song if it is one that you really enjoy listening to.   When I’m trying to learn a song in Japanese, I have to listen to it twenty or thirty times to really get a feel for the lyrics and...

Help has arrived

Allow me to introduce to you, what I like to call, the three silent “Superstars” of the English Grammar: the verbs “Be”, “Do” and “Have”! Of course you’ll often see them holding the main role in a sentence, like in the following:       I am a student. I...