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English Grammar HELP and Podcasts for the Inquisitive ESL Student: We're Interactive!

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Rank #148 in Language Learning category

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Stop by our friendly HELP! Desk, where English grammar is made easy to understand. Listen to an audio of a story written by an ESL student. Ask that question that you've needed an answer to. We have the answers for you, whether you are a native speaker or somebody learning English as a Second Language, whether you are a student or writing a business letter. A new podcast every week.

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Stop by our friendly HELP! Desk, where English grammar is made easy to understand. Listen to an audio of a story written by an ESL student. Ask that question that you've needed an answer to. We have the answers for you, whether you are a native speaker or somebody learning English as a Second Language, whether you are a student or writing a business letter. A new podcast every week.

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Hi this is Faiz Mohammad Khairi Pleas help me to Learn English as a Grammatically . Tanks

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iTunes Ratings

41 Ratings
Average Ratings
25
6
5
1
4

Hello

By Khairi1981 - Dec 28 2014
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Hi this is Faiz Mohammad Khairi Pleas help me to Learn English as a Grammatically . Tanks

Ali

By ابو احمد البكري - Apr 09 2012
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English Grammar HELP and Podcasts for the Inquisitive ESL Student: We're Interactive!

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Stop by our friendly HELP! Desk, where English grammar is made easy to understand. Listen to an audio of a story written by an ESL student. Ask that question that you've needed an answer to. We have the answers for you, whether you are a native speaker or somebody learning English as a Second Language, whether you are a student or writing a business letter. A new podcast every week.

Present Perfect Continuous: How've You Been Feeling Lately?

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Ever wonder when to use present perfect continuous? Ever wonder how it's different from present perfect? Here we will answer your questions and give you lots of examples from authentic language.

Sep 09 2009

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I'm Going

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Another grim grammar lesson! You've heard the present progressive tense used to refer to the present, to now. You've heard the present progressive tense used to refer to the future. Could this possibly be confusing? In our lesson we'll try to untangle - or we'll be untangling - the confusion so you'll be using this tense with confidence.

Mar 25 2008

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Imperatives and Commands: Have a Nice Summer!

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Want to learn how to express a command? Here we teach you positive ("do") and negative ("don't") commands. And we wish you a good summer at the same time!

Jun 16 2009

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Definitely Fattening!

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We continue our lessons with demonstrative pronouns: this, that, these, and those. We embellish our exploration of these, adding subject-verb agreement (is, are, was, were). And we learn more about food from countries such as Italy, Spain, Columbia, Israel and the Middle East, South Korea, and even the United States. Join us for a tasty lesson.

Jan 15 2009

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Questions: People Who Ask Questions

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People never stop asking ourselves questions. Short and sweet, challenging and thought-provoking, questions without a right or wrong answer....Stop by and listen to some very interesting questions; try your hand at answering them!

Sep 25 2007

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How Have You Been? The Present Perfect Tense

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This verb tense, the present perfect, seems so difficult. After all, it refers to the past, despite its name, and it's hard to know what is so perfect about it. We're going to explore this verb tense so that it becomes easy to use.

Mar 15 2007

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He's Always Talking about Grammar

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Is your English teacher always talking about grammar? Does he or she expect you to know how to identify the subject and verb of a sentence? Do you think that knowing this helps you to communicate better in English? Here is a podcast for those of you who love grammar, and for those of you who hate it!

Oct 17 2007

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I'll Have Some of That, Please!

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You're in a bakery, a restaurant, or a store, and you see something you want - but you don't know how to ask for it! You don't have the right vocabulary. Do you point to what you want? We're going to talk about this and that, and these and those. And we're going to see some delicious international foods while we're learning!

Jan 08 2009

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Paper or Plastic?

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Here's a lesson in which you can learn how to save money, save energy, save the Earth, and improve your English grammar all at the same time!

Feb 13 2009

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American Thanksgiving, Our National Holiday

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Thanksgiving is America's most popular and highly celebrated Thursday and national holiday. Join us for a summary of how we celebrate this prized day.

Nov 21 2007

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Code Name ESL

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Confused by acronyms ESL, EFL, TESOL, L1 and L2? Do you feel like an outsider with all these codes? We have good news for you: You and other learners of English are not alone, and have come to the right place. Today we talk a little about these codes and others and try to sort matters out.

Dec 12 2008

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Traffic

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Beep, Honk, Honk...Do you find yourself stuck in traffic more often than you would like to? Like it or not, traffic is a topic of conversation in our lives. In today's podcast and communication lesson, we will talk about traffic and learn useful vocabulary for such discussions.

Dec 06 2007

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Solving Family Problems

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How does your family solve its problems? Do you have regular and open communication with each other? Come and listen to our podcast, in which we listen to an essay written by Adimir Ramos, in which he describes his family's way of dealing with each other's needs.

Jun 28 2007

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Dear Help Desk, Part One,

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Perhaps you have to write a formal business letter in English, and you do not know how to even begin! Should you write "Dear Jane" or "My Dear Jane"? Should you comment on the weather or ask the reader how his family is? This lesson will tell you important information about the language and culture of writing letters in English.

Jun 18 2007

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One, Two, Three Little Countable Nouns

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Today we have a grammar lesson for you, in which we explore countable nouns, both regular and irregular forms. We have some fun listening activities, as well as a visual activity too. Come snack on a few tidbits of English grammar today!

Feb 21 2007

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Get Me to the Train Station (On Time)

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Are you planning or considering taking a trip by train? Do you want to avoid having to deal with parking and traffic? In today's podcast, we're going to get you to the train station - on time. All aboard for today's lesson, where we teach important vocabulary and expressions dealing with transportation, how to make suggestions and to respond to suggestions.

May 08 2007

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Quantifying Nouns: A Lot of Nothing

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Much or many, less or fewer, these noun quantifiers can be too much! Join us for this lesson, when we continue our lesson on countable and noncountable nouns, focusing on quantifying such nouns.

Mar 01 2007

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Dear Help Desk, Part 2

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Perhaps you have to write a formal business letter in English, and you do not know how to end your letter. Using the wrong closure could be disastrous if you're trying to get a job or be admitted into a special program. Should you end with "Thanks", with "Yours", or with "Respectfully"? This lesson is second in a series that will tell you important information about the language and culture of writing formal letters in English.

Jul 10 2007

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Yum...Can I Get That Recipe?

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Surely you have tasted something so delicious that you wanted to get the recipe for yourself, so you could cook it in your own home. In today's lesson, we'll guide you along with how to get that recipe. And while you're at it, you'll get a wonderful Japanese recipe for salmon and yogurt!

Apr 25 2007

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This Writing Just Confuses Me

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When you write, do you like to have music playing in the background? Or does background noise confuse you? Try writing in a different environment, and write about your experience as it is happening. In this audio story, you will listen to Alexandre write about his experience writing in a new situation. When you write, do you like to have music playing in the background? Or does background noise confuse you? Try writing in a different environment, and write about your experience as it is happening. In this audio story, join Alexandre in his experience trying to write amidst background noise.

Mar 08 2007

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My Pet, My Dog: Americans' Love Affair with Pets

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Americans are in love with pets: dogs, cats, fish, hamsters, birds, and more! Some Americans even have pet rocks! Today we interview one American dog owner; join us for a fun interview!

Nov 10 2010

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Noun-Pronoun Agreement: Mr. President and the First Lady

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Nouns ("Mr. President") and pronouns ("he") must get along in English! They must agree about things like person (I, you, he/she/it, they) and number (singular or plural). In today's podcast, we practice with agreement of nouns and pronouns and listen to some examples from your essays. And there are opportunities for you to practice as well. And Mrs. President? She must be in agreement as well.

Nov 02 2010

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What Is a Verb? We Podcast about English Grammar

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What is a verb? For the learner of English, the answer isn't always so obvious. In today's podcast, we learn the difference between time reference and verb tense. Join us as we explore the past, the present and the future!

Oct 17 2010

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English Grammar: Gerunds and Infinitive Phrases_Pattern_4

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Next in our series in English grammar: gerunds and infinitive phrases! In this podcast lesson, we discuss the pattern Verb + Noun or Pronoun + Infinitive Phrase.

Oct 15 2010

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English Grammar: Gerunds and Infinitive Phrases_10_2

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If you want to be confused with English grammar, just look at the problem of gerunds and infinitive phrases! At the ESL Help! Desk, with our podcasts, we make it easy for you. In this lesson, we discuss verbs when the object is an infinitive phrase.

Oct 13 2010

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Present Perfect Continuous: How've You Been Feeling Lately?

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Ever wonder when to use present perfect continuous? Ever wonder how it's different from present perfect? Here we will answer your questions and give you lots of examples from authentic language.

Sep 09 2009

4mins

Play

Imperatives and Commands: Have a Nice Summer!

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Want to learn how to express a command? Here we teach you positive ("do") and negative ("don't") commands. And we wish you a good summer at the same time!

Jun 16 2009

6mins

Play

Paper or Plastic?

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Here's a lesson in which you can learn how to save money, save energy, save the Earth, and improve your English grammar all at the same time!

Feb 13 2009

5mins

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Barak Obama: A New Day for the USA

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Today is the inauguration of the 44th President of the United States of America. Millions are taking to the National Mall in Washington DC to witness Barak Obama take the Oath of Office. Mr. Obama is making history: He is the first person of African-American heritage to become the leader of our nation. Come join us as we watch history being made.

Jan 20 2009

5mins

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Definitely Fattening!

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We continue our lessons with demonstrative pronouns: this, that, these, and those. We embellish our exploration of these, adding subject-verb agreement (is, are, was, were). And we learn more about food from countries such as Italy, Spain, Columbia, Israel and the Middle East, South Korea, and even the United States. Join us for a tasty lesson.

Jan 15 2009

5mins

Play

I'll Have Some of That, Please!

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You're in a bakery, a restaurant, or a store, and you see something you want - but you don't know how to ask for it! You don't have the right vocabulary. Do you point to what you want? We're going to talk about this and that, and these and those. And we're going to see some delicious international foods while we're learning!

Jan 08 2009

3mins

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I Hate Finals!

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Do you hate finals? If you are or have every been a college student or a college teacher, or the parent of a college student, you know how stressful final exams can be. We're going to discuss finals, listen to some of the complaints people have about them, and listen to some suggestions about how to deal with the anxiety and stress of final exams.

Dec 17 2008

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Code Name ESL

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Confused by acronyms ESL, EFL, TESOL, L1 and L2? Do you feel like an outsider with all these codes? We have good news for you: You and other learners of English are not alone, and have come to the right place. Today we talk a little about these codes and others and try to sort matters out.

Dec 12 2008

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The Inner Circle

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This week we are kicking off a new feature for our users - the Inner Circle. The Inner Circle is for learners of all levels - beginner, intermediate, and advanced. In each of the Inner Circle's weekly lessons, you are presented with three mini-lessons, which feature the writing of other learners of English from all over the world. One writer might be from your native country! We know you'll enjoy reading these lessons and essays. Read an essay that has grammar errors in it; correct the errors. Or just enjoy reading an essay that has is correct. Finally, sit back and close your eyes and listen to inspiring, thoughtful, and entertaining writing from another learner of English. This feature promises to delight.

Mar 25 2008

4mins

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I'm Going

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Another grim grammar lesson! You've heard the present progressive tense used to refer to the present, to now. You've heard the present progressive tense used to refer to the future. Could this possibly be confusing? In our lesson we'll try to untangle - or we'll be untangling - the confusion so you'll be using this tense with confidence.

Mar 25 2008

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The Green Monster: Hold, Please.

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Tired of being put on hold while you're on the telephone? We'll take you to a baseball game and give you a little practical knowledge about dealing - in English - with this frustrating but common experience.

Mar 25 2008

3mins

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Traffic

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Beep, Honk, Honk...Do you find yourself stuck in traffic more often than you would like to? Like it or not, traffic is a topic of conversation in our lives. In today's podcast and communication lesson, we will talk about traffic and learn useful vocabulary for such discussions.

Dec 06 2007

3mins

Play

American Thanksgiving, Our National Holiday

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Thanksgiving is America's most popular and highly celebrated Thursday and national holiday. Join us for a summary of how we celebrate this prized day.

Nov 21 2007

2mins

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Gerunds and Infinitive: More Grammar!

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Are you thirsty for grammar? Don't know when to say "I love to ski" and when to say "I love skiing"? Don't know the difference between "Did you remember to go?" and "Did you remember going?" Stop by today for an introductory lesson in gerunds and infinitive phrases.

Nov 15 2007

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What Should I Bring? Wine, Beer or Chips?

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Have you ever been invited to a social gathering and not known what to bring your host or hostess? Should you bring wine? Chips? Or nothing at all? In today's podcast, you will learn all about our social customs and you will learn how to communicate successfully and appropriately in this situation.

Nov 07 2007

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