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Learn English on Periscope - Woodward English

Learn English on Periscope

Something that I have heard about, though pretty much ignored the last months, is a relatively “new” app called Periscope (it is only been around about a year). It is owned by Twitter. I love languages so I thought I would check it out to see if it would be of any use helping me […]

TO BE with Nationality and Country

To Be with Nationality and Country

Here is a new chart for students that have just started learning English. One of the first things you learn (after “my name is…”) is usually saying where you are from. My name is… I am from … Well, here is a simple chart showing the structure of this sentence using TO BE with FROM […]

The difference between FOR and SINCE in English

For vs Since

I have just created a NEW CHART about the difference between FOR and SINCE in English: More details about this difference, see out grammar notes here: http://www.grammar.cl/Notes/For_Since.htm (On that grammar page we also have a PDF with exercises you can complete) Once you have read the notes, try our game: http://www.grammar.cl/Games/For_Since.htm I hope you find this useful.

The difference between ALL, EVERY and EACH in English

All vs. Every vs. Each

We have already seen the difference between All day vs. Every day vs. Everyday. Well, I have just created a new chart about the difference between All, Every and Each with other words: Note: This chart only shows some of the differences between these words. We have much more information with many more example sentences […]

The difference between FEW, A FEW, LITTLE and A LITTLE in English

Few vs. Little

I have a new chart for you. The difference between FEW, A FEW, LITTLE and A LITTLE in English. (These are known grammatically as quantifiers) There are more notes at the bottom of this page: Much, Many, Lot, Few, Little which includes more example sentences. Once you feel comfortable with the difference, try our interactive game where you need […]

The meaning of the English Idiom: Throw in the towel. Includes Origin and example sentences.

Throw in the towel – idiom

To throw in the towel = to quit; to give up; to concede defeat The origin of this idiom comes from boxing. When a boxer is being hit too much, is losing the fight and has great difficultly to continue, then sometimes his coach (or trainer) will throw a towel (or a sponge) into the boxing ring to […]

Seagulls steal food sign at a cafe in New Zealand. Includes English vocabulary meaning.

Seagulls steal food

As I mentioned on social media, I spent two months back in my home country of New Zealand. (If you don’t already follow us on Twitter or Facebook, you really should because I publish things multiple times a week) Not only did I have a good time catching up with friends and family, but I also took many photos […]

Was / Were - To Be in Past Tense

Was / Were – To Be in Past Tense

We have a new chart for you: Was and Were – To Be in the past tense We also have this chart about using Was and Were in short answers. You can see more example sentences using Was and Were here: To Be in Past Tense Was / Were Games Try our interactive games to […]

SO + Auxiliary + Subject compared with TOO

So, Too, Neither, Either

I have just created two new charts. The first chart shows the structure of So + Auxiliary + Subject. This is used to show agreement (and how you or someone else is similar) with a positive statement that the first person said. The second chart shows the structure of Neither + Auxiliary + Subject. This […]

Catfish joke in English with vocabulary and an explanation of why it is funny.

The Catfish Joke

Vocabulary Catfish – (noun) a species of fish. To fish – (verb) to try and catch/hunt for fish, usually with a fishing rod. Rod – (noun) the pole/stick that has a (nylon) line and hook to catch fish. Rod is a short way of saying  fishing rod. The joke Fisherman A: Have you ever seen […]