Posts under ‘English Lessons’

What to do in Vancouver

Many ESL students come to Vancouver to learn English for a number of reasons. The scenery is beautiful, the climate is mild, there are great ethnic restaurants, and there are many things to do to keep busy.
ESL students and tourists often ask me, “What should I do while I’m in Vancouver?”
The city of Vancouver looks [...]

Entourage – Season 6 Premiere

Entourage is back! Fans of the popular HBO show are happy to see their favourite show back for another season. For those who don’t know, Entourage is an HBO show which follows a young movie star named Vincent Chase as he navigates his way through the ups and downs of Hollywood life.
Movie star Mark [...]

The NBA Finals: Lakers lead 2-0

Kobe Bryant and Pau Gasol teamed up for a 101-96 overtime victory over the Orlando Magic in Game 2. Bryant had 29 points and 8 assists, while the big Spaniard Gasol had 24 points, 7 of which came in overtime.
The Magic had a chance to win it with 0.6 seconds left, but rookie Courtney Lee [...]

Colour or color?

Which one is correct?
Actually, they are both correct!
Some English words have both British and American spellings. Colour is the British spelling, while color is the American spelling. Which one you see usually depends on where the writer comes from. It is okay to use either spelling.
♦ Some other words that have both British and American [...]

How to say hello

Hello. Hey. Hi.
How are you? How’s it going? What’s up?
Good morning! Good afternoon! Good evening!
There are many different ways to greet somebody in the English language. The most common way is to say hello.
Hey and hi mean the same thing, but they are less formal than hello.
Which greeting we use often depends on who we [...]

World Baseball Classic

The 2009 World Baseball Classic (WBC) has come to a close, and Japan has once again been crowned champions.
Japan won the event by narrowly defeating South Korea in an exciting extra-innings victory. Japanese superstar and Seattle Mariners rightfielder Ichiro Suzuki hit a two-out, two-run single in the top of the 10th inning to lead Japan [...]