Welcome to the first of many free English classes from Magoosh! We're starting with a series on Music in America! Join along as we teach you a little about American music, complete with a reading passage, vocab and grammar guide, and quiz to test your understanding.
This article focuses on how to form and use the present continuous tense. For resources on all verb tenses, visit our page on the 12 English Verb Tenses.
Are you stumped on how to describe yourself in an interview? At most job interviews, you will be asked (in one way or another) to tell your interviewer about yourself. This is not an easy question to answer, but we have some tips and examples, so you can start practicing how to respond to this question.
When you need to describe things, ideas, or people in English, finding the right words isn’t always easy. Even native English speakers struggle to find the right descriptive words at times. It is especially hard when you need to describe a person, as people can have very distinctive looks, personalities, and behavior.
Idioms are a tricky part of any language. They’re known and understood by nearly every native speaker, but to ESL speakers, they can seem like gibberish. However, learning some funny idioms in English can give you the inside knowledge you need to understand a lot of conversations, especially jokes.
Even native speakers make English grammar mistakes from time to time. Nobody has perfect grammar and with so many rules to remember, you shouldn’t feel bad about making mistakes when speaking or writing English. That said, you should always aim to make as few errors as possible.
You may think that sitting in front of the TV is not the best way to be productive. While this is probably true if you need to study for a math test or finish some chores, it’s not the case if you want to practice English. In fact, people learn with English TV shows all the time!
Listening to music is a great way to relax, pass the time, or make other activities (like exercise) more fun. But did you know that music can also be a great way to learn English? In fact, listening to English songs can help English learners at just about any level, from young children to advanced-level adults!
Many people assume that achieving fluency in English is all about hitting the books. While you will definitely need to study to learn English grammar, speaking English as a second language requires a wide range of skills. So, what can you do to practice these skills? Learn English with movies, of course!
In this article, we’ll break down how to form and when to use the future perfect tense. For resources on all of the verb tenses, visit our main tenses page.