What are phrasal verbs? A phrasal verb is a combination of a verb + preposition (or adverb). This preposition or adverb part of a phrasal verb is called the particle: Verb + particle Typically, the meaning of a phrasal verb is usually not obvious when we look at the...
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What do these words have in common? They are all sports in English. How many names of sports are in this word search? I have included ELEVEN words. This video can help you find some of the words that appear in this word search: YouTube channel members If you are a...
English Error Analysis 2 This sentence is not correct: My birthday is on January. Write the sentence correctly. What is the answer? This video will help you with your answer: You can also see our English lesson about prepositions of time which will help you correct...
What do these words have in common? They are all colors in English. How many words about colors are in this word search? I have included TEN words. This video can help you find some of the words that appear in this word search: What is the difference between COLOR and...
English Error Analysis 1 - Age in English This sentence is not correct: Steve has twenty years old. Write the sentence correctly. What is the answer? This video will help you with your answer: You can also see our English lesson about how to say your age in English...
Subject + Verb Agreement - Number Agreement Error Analysis - Live on YouTube Rob Woodward will be doing a LIVE English lesson on YouTube. Today's topic is an error analysis activity: - Subject Verb Agreement & Number Agreement. A short text will appear on the...
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Rob Woodward discovered his passion for teaching English in 1997.
In 2002 Rob and his wife Angélica started a language school in Santiago, Chile and had thousands of students including diplomats, politicians, international CEOs and local TV stars.
We created material for our students and published them online. Other teachers and schools began using our material and Woodward English became very well-known online for its free charts and lessons. We then decided to dedicate our time and knowledge to helping as many people learn the English language online for free.
Now we are based in New Zealand and continue to help the world learn English.
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All of our English courses and lessons are completely free and I intend to keep it that way.
Why are Woodward English courses free?
I truly want to help as many people as possible to learn English for free.
In many countries, learning a language can be prohibitively expensive or sometimes just not available at all. There are many people that would like to improve their current circumstances though due to financial restraints, they cannot.
I have seen parents who would like to give their children a better future though cannot pay for English lessons at a language school or with private teachers. I have seen young adults with a lot of potential that don’t have the time to take English lessons on top of what they are already studying.
That is where I would like to help and why I have created these free English courses. They can be used alone as a self study tool or alongside another course you may be doing. Teachers can also benefit by having their students complete parts of these courses at home and then using the language in the classroom (thinking of flipped classrooms here).
However you use our courses, I hope you benefit from what we have created.
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If you appreciate our work, please support us my purchasing our resources or becoming members of our YouTube channel.
Why aren't there more lessons?
Woodward English is not a big company with many people. It is just my wife and I doing what we can when we have time.
If there are any teachers that would like to volunteer some time or contribute material to our free courses, we would really, really appreciate it. Please send me a message via Twitter or Instagram if you are able to help in any way.