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Happy English Podcast

Learn English with the Happy English Podcast. Fun, practical, and useful English lessons for students of all levels and ages. Learn American English idioms, phrasal verbs, pronunciation, confusing vocabulary, grammar and more! Get Happy, Get English. Happy English! Visit myhappyenglish.com to hear all of the episodes.

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524 – Thanks

Hey guys it’s Michael here from Happy English and here is today’s podcast English lesson. It’s Thanksgiving here in the USA and that means it’s time to be thankful. I have a lot of things that I am thankful for, and in particular, I’m thankful for all the fans of the Happy English Podcast. I started this podcast 5 years ... Read More

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29 Nov 2019

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413 – Be Used To vs. Get Used To

A lot of English learners get confused when they try to use be used to and get used to. How about you? For today’s English lesson, let’s have a look at what these two phrases me and how we can use them in everyday English. Check it out! Here are the example sentences. To get the details of this English ... Read More

7mins

11 Sep 2016

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505 – 10 Idioms Beginning With OUT OF

Hey guys it’s Michael here from Happy English. It’s just about the end of April and little by little, the days are getting longer and the weather is getting warmer. I think it’s a good time for me to start thinking about planting my vegetable garden. I’m a little out of shape these days, so I think I can kill ... Read More

6mins

25 Apr 2019

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513 – 10 Phrasal Verbs For Cooking

Hey guys it’s Michael here from Happy English and I’m back with another podcast English lesson. It’s getting kind of cool here all of a sudden. I guess summer has decided to pack her bags and go home! Last week, I told you that that the Happy English Podcast is now available as an Alexa Skill for your Amazon Echo ... Read More

8mins

12 Sep 2019

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510 – 7 Ways To Use HAPPEN

Hey guys it’s Michael here from Happy English and I’m back with another podcast English lesson. I can’t believe that it’s August already! Wow! This summer is flying by. Fortunately, it hasn’t been too hot these days in New York, but I’m sure that the dog days of summer are coming up. How’s the weather by you guys? For today’s ... Read More

7mins

6 Aug 2019

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512 – Live, Live, and Life

Hey guys it’s Michael here from Happy English and I’m back with another podcast English lesson. It’s September, and here in the USA that means it’s the start of a new school year. I think that even as adults, September brings us some feeling that something new is in the air. That’s especially true for me here at Happy English. ... Read More

7mins

6 Sep 2019

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511 – Using DRAG

Hey guys it’s Michael here from Happy English and I’m back with another podcast English lesson. It’s really hot and muggy here in the Big Apple. We call this weather the dog days of summer. We use the Dog Days of summer to mean hot, sultry, humid weather. But did you know? This phrase comes from old Greek and Roman ... Read More

6mins

24 Aug 2019

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397 – Body Part Idioms

Using English idioms can always make your speaking sound more colorful and natural. For today’s English lesson, let’s have a look at seven idioms that are based on body parts: a long face, big mouth, pull someone’s leg, see eye to eye, and nosey Here are the example sentences. To get the details of this English lesson, you need to ... Read More

6mins

5 Feb 2016

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400 – Teach vs. Show vs. Tell

A lot of students have told me that they get confused by the verbs Teach, Tell, & Show. For today’s English lesson, let’s have a look at the difference and how we can use these words. Here are the example sentences. To get the details of this English lesson, you need to listen to the podcast or check the transcript ... Read More

3mins

26 Feb 2016

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516 – 7 Phrases Using WHY

Hey guys it’s Michael here from happy English I’ve got another podcast English lesson for you today. It’s October and this month is the ninth anniversary of happy English. Yeah! I started happy English nine years ago, just thinking that I was going to be a local English teacher here in New York. And yes, I’m still a local English ... Read More

5mins

4 Oct 2019

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443 – Using A Little, A Bit, & A Bit Of – Talking About Small Quantity

When you want to talk about a small quantity of something, you can use the phrases a little and a bit or a bit of. Both of these indicate a small amount of something, but a lot of English learners get stuck on when to use a bit and when to use a bit of. As well, it’s important to ... Read More

5mins

6 Jul 2017

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399 – T Sounds Like D Pronunciation Lesson

The letter “T” tends to have a bit of a different sound in spoken English when it appears unstressed in the middle of a word. This is especially true when we have words with two “T’s” together in the middle. For example, the word little is spelled with two T’s in the middle of the word, but instead of pronouncing ... Read More

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24 Feb 2016

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446 – 11 Ways to use Get + the Past Participle

Get…the verb get is so interesting in English because it has several meanings just on its own. I covered those meanings in podcast Episode 111. Get is also used in a number of phrases and idioms. For today’s English lesson, I’d like to show you 11 different phrases using get and a pp verb…that’s the past participle verb. Are you ... Read More

5mins

13 Aug 2017

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375 – Six Apple Idioms

It was a little cool here this morning. Even though it’s it felt like fall. And fall means apple season in New York. There’s nothing like the taste of a fresh, crisp Apple. That’s how I got the inspiration for today’s English lesson. Today, let’s take a look at some apple idioms. Here are the example sentences. To get the ... Read More

6mins

16 Sep 2015

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475 – After, Before, While, & During

This may seem like a simple topic, but it’s really not. Before, after, during, and while can all be used to talk about events, and but the grammar rules for these words is a little different. Even though the meaning of before, after, during, and while is pretty basic, I’ve noticed that a lot of English learners have trouble with ... Read More

4mins

3 Apr 2018

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445 – How to use When, While, & As

A lot of my students ask me abut the difference between using when, while, and as. All three of these words can be used to indicate that two things happen at the same time, but they are not all used in the same way. I know that this is a confusing English point, so for today’s English lesson, let’s have ... Read More

5mins

9 Aug 2017

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521 – Phrases Using SCREW

Hey everyone it’s Michael here from Happy English and I’m back with another podcast English lesson just for you. It’s only November but the temperatures hearing New York are dropping quickly. I have a feeling this is going to be a really cold winter. Maybe cold as steel. Speaking of steel, today I’d like to answer a question that one ... Read More

5mins

8 Nov 2019

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432 – Three Word Phrasal Verbs

As you probably know a phrasal verb is a verb plus the proposition that is used like an idiom. For example, I can say, turn on the light. When you turn on the light, actually nothing is turning, and nothing is on, so the meaning of turn on is an idiomatic meaning. That’s a phrasal verb. Well most phrasal verbs ... Read More

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27 Mar 2017

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398 – Breath Idioms and Expressions

You breath is what keeps you alive and the word breath is used in a lot of English idioms. For today’s English lesson, let’s have a look at five idioms and expressions that use the word breath. Here are the example sentences. To get the details of this English lesson, you need to listen to the podcast or check the ... Read More

5mins

19 Feb 2016

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396 – That’s A Waste!

Welcome to today’s English lesson podcast. Waist! As you probably know, the word waste when used as a noun is like the word garbage. Waste is something or material that is not wanted anymore. Today, we’re going to look at a couple of phrases and idioms using the word waste. Here are the example sentences. To get the details of ... Read More

4mins

3 Feb 2016

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