lundi 25 novembre 2013



Brian Griffin
Brian Griffin (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Family Guy is one of my favorite Tv show, And in last night Episode one of the main characters Died after being hit by a car. 
Brian Griffin was on the show for all 11 seasons, Brian was hit by a car in last night's episode ... and died from his injuries,

A geat emotional scene saw Brian in his last words   say goodbye to his family, pressing numerous  fans to admit to shedding a tear.

Must this very touching scene 

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vendredi 22 novembre 2013

How English sounds to non-English speakers

Native speaker of nature
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How English sounds to non-English speakers

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‘Skwerl’. A short film in fake English.
Credits: A film by Brian & Karl:

lundi 11 novembre 2013

How to Sound Polite In English ??

How to Sound Polite In English ??

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Which one do I use?

Sorry / I'm so sorry
Excuse me
Pardon me
Forgive me
I would like to apologise...
I'm afraid...

You have bumped into someone in the street, it was your fault.
- I'm SO sorry, are you ok?

You need to get through the crowd, NOW!!!
- Excuse me, excuse me please... coming through....

A fart or burp!!!!
- Pardon me!!!!
The only other time we use 'pardon' is if we have been offended BY someone.
then we say...."I beg your pardon!?...." it means WHAT did you say??!
eg "Who's that fat lady over there?"
"I beg your pardon!?? That fat lady is my wife!!"

"Forgive me" is only used when you have done something pretty bad, like cheated on our wife or husband, or killed someone!
- "I've been so stupid, forgive me!"

Messing up at work.
- "I would like to apologise for my error"

When you are unable to do something.
- Would you like to come to dinner on Saturday?
- I'm afraid I already have plans, or I'm sorry I can't make it.

"I'm afraid" expresses REGRET, it also has another meaning "I'm scared".
eg "I'm afraid I can't do that".

or "I'm afraid of lightening".
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samedi 9 novembre 2013

How To Learn English Like a Child ?

How To Learn English Like a Child ?
English: child
English: child (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Today's lesson is a little bit different, its a secret from an English native speaker and teacher, she helped and guide me. and I'm going to quote her secret on How to learn English ?
My friend Natalie once wrote that :

No, really! I mean it! I'll let you in on a secret - I HATE GRAMMAR! It is so boring.

You need to stop thinking about what you are saying, stop formulating the correct sentence structure in your head, and just absorb the natural rhythm to phrases.

This can be achieved by listening to conversations over and over again without actually participating, just LISTENING.

How do children learn to speak their native language? For the first 12-18 months of their lives, they just LISTEN.

Maybe you don't have an English speaking mother talking at you over and over again, so you can listen by getting yourself some audio tapes. MAKE SURE THEY ARE NATURAL CONVERSATIONS ABOUT SOMETHING YOU ARE REALLY INTERESTED IN. Put them on your phone or IPOD and when you are waiting for something, listen to English. While you are waiting for the bus, the train, while you are on the train, while you are waiting for your dinner to cook, put your headset on at lunchbreak at work, (you can ignore all your annoying colleagues - just put your headset on and close your eyes!).

Get yourself some audio files that you understand 90% of and can guess the rest. Listen to them over and over. When you feel confident with this material, move the level up a bit. Repeat. You'll be amazed at how just listening will filter through to your conversation, and you will feel more confident too!

Be kind to yourself, always have a picture of yourself speaking English confidently and clearly in your head. It will come! better for it to come naturally rather than squeezed out of a grammar book."
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lundi 4 novembre 2013

How To Learn English At Home 3 Steps !!

How To Learn English At Home 3 Steps !!

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Hello And welcome 
If you want to learn English and unfortunately you do not have enough money or simply you do not have enough time to go to school or attend English course , Today's article is for you , what you need to do is read English materials ; Books, Newspapers,,, that are available in your house and also speak English whenever you have a chance, you can do this by using Internet, for example Skype converstation . Below few Instructions that will help you learn English at Home:
  1. Firstly, ListeningListen to English. Kids Naturaly learn language by listening and When you are listening to English Tv shows, series , turn on the subtitles or closed captioning to your native language. Learn conversational English by reading along with subtitles or closed captioning as you listen to the speakers. Even entertainment programming is helpful; you will better understand the language when paired with visual cues, such as the body language of the speaker and the social context of the spoken words.
  2. Secondly Reading; “The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you'll go.” ― Dr. SeussI Can Read With My Eyes Shut!
    Read English Materials , newspapers and magazines. Begin with simple books like kids novels, simple stories. Use an English dictionary to help you learn new words as you read. Reading English language will improve your vocabulary, grammar, and your whole English in general .
  3. Thirdly Pratice;“For the things we have to learn before we can do them, we learn by doing them.” ― AristotleThe Nicomachean Ethics
     Practice your English at home as much as you can; When learning a new word or phrase, use that word or phrase instead of your native language. You can also talk to yourself in front of a miror . Speak with native English speakers to increase your understanding and improve your pronunciation.

samedi 2 novembre 2013

Understand English Tenses Easily !

Understand English Tenses Easily !

Hello and Welcome To English Jar !
Today I will share with you some great tables that will help you Understand English Tenes easily ! Enjoy





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vendredi 1 novembre 2013

How to Sound like a native speaker from US !!

How to Sound like a native speaker from US !!

In the previous article we talked about How to Sound like a native speaker from London ! and in  today's video we will learn about how and when to use slang pronunciations.
US Native speaker always talk very fast , so they change words and phrase, it's hard for a beginner learner to follow them and understand what they are talking about, so improve your listening skills and learn spme slang pronunciation with  Ronnie from .

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jeudi 31 octobre 2013

4 Essential Tips For New Students At The University !

As a new student at the university , many students adopt the new system of studying and new life at University easily and other in some case drop out of school.
University Day, 1911
University Day, 1911 (Photo credit: jjorogen)
And today , you will learn of 4 essential guidelines which will  Facilitate your first days at university:
1.    Attendance.   
 Attend your sessions  routinely  and benefit as much as you can from the lessons transported to you by your teachers. 

2.    Books
During university life Make books your best friends ,  buy them on rent. When it is too expensive, you could borrow it from a friend and get its text photocopied. :)

3.    Saying ‘No’
Learn Never say ‘Yes’ when the situation demands you to say ‘No’.Sometimes you need not join your friends in all their activities. be Wise 

4- And finally learn how Manage your finances wisely  
Think 100 times before you spend a pinny , Your college days could really become the halcyon days of your youth if you spend them wisely.

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mardi 29 octobre 2013

How to Sound like a native speaker from London !!

How to Sound like a native speaker from London !!

Some Britsh people have a different (and charming) way of speaking. In this video you will learn about the "glottal stop" sound in English, and learn how to make it with Jade Image credit belongs to Fanpop

lundi 28 octobre 2013

The 10 most important and well-known English proverbs

The 10 most important and well-known English proverbs

Learning Proverbs and Sayings In English will help you to improve your English and understand people while speaking in English and also understand how and what they think about the world.
Below you will find a list of some of the most important and well-known English proverbs. And there's a simple explanation. 

1-"Birds of a feather flock together."
This one means People like to spend time with others who are similar to them.
2-"When in Rome, do as the Romans."
Do same as  the other people around you are doing . 
3-"There's no such thing as a free lunch."
Things that are offered for free always have a hidden cost.
4-"A watched pot never boils."
If something takes time to finish, don't watch it too closely because it will seem like it's taking forever.
5-"Cleanliness is next to godliness."
Be clean.
 6-"Actions speak louder than words."

Saying that you'll do something doesn't mean much. Actually doing it is harder and more meaningful.

   7-"Practice makes perfect."

   You have to practice a skill a lot to become good at it.

   8-Union is strength.  

   Virtue is its own reward.

  9-Walls have ears.

   Worry often gives a small thing a big shadow.

 10 Finally   "Easy come, easy go."

   When you get money quickly, like by winning it, it's easy to spend it or lose it quickly as well.


And In English when you learn something,  don't let it go , Master it :) 
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samedi 26 octobre 2013

Speak English Fluently !

 Speak English Fluently !

Speaking English fluently and easily in most of the time is very hard and tough for many learners of English. If you  live in a non English-speaking country, you have to find other ways and sources in order to practice and  to speak English daily. English like other language is a living thing; you need to use it , in order to acquire it . 
Below you will find some steps that will help you to speak English fluently:

1- Set your target . for example Plan to take  TOEFL exam in five-month , or  challenge your friends at English-speech contest. When you have a target or a goal, you are aware of  what you need and what it requires to succeeded  .

2- Immerse yourself in English learning . You cannot only focus on speaking ability.but you have to improve also your Reading, listening, and writing skills. You can use  an English-English dictionary. Listen to  English Podcast everyday, or read newspapers and magazines, watch English news . Watch films with English subtitles, memorize useful phrases and repeat them.

3- Find English talking possibilities. Move to an English-speaking Country. If that is impossible, go an English- talking country regularly, go to the air port or help  English-speaking tourists. Attend standard English courses or even sign up for the English-speaking online community or even team. or at least  talk to yourself in English while taking  a shower .

4- Get English-speaking friends. use internet to get friends around the world who have the same interests and hobbies as you have . For example, if you like reading, study all reading-related words and find a reading online English-speaking community. It is easier to communicate with people around the world by using internet. Exchanging languages is a great way to learn English, too. 

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mercredi 23 octobre 2013

English Grammar

English Grammar

 This is a general overview of English grammar,

1- Part of speech : English Grammar has 8 parts of speech -

1) Nouns
2) Adjectives
3) Verbs
4) Adverbs
5) Prepositions
6) Pronouns
7) Conjunctions
8) Interjections


A noun can be defined as the as a word which names a person, place ,thing ,animal and an idea.
Examples: Girl, Sea, Germany, College, Love, Kurt Cobain, eye, dream, map, tiger.
Kurt Cobain is a noun because it is the name of a person. Germany is a noun because it is the name of a place. A map is a noun because it is the name of a thing.
Nouns can be classified into proper and common nouns. Proper nouns usually begin with capital letters as it names a particular person, place or a thing.
Examples of Proper Nouns: Germany, Sachin, New York.
Common nouns are simply words that name people, places, things . But they are not the actual names of people, places and things. For example the word “boy ” is a common noun but the word “John” is a proper noun because it is the specific name of the boy. The word “Goa’ is a proper noun because it is the name of a particular state but the word “state” is a common noun because it could refer to any state in India.


We can define adjective as a word which describes or gives more information about a noun or a pronoun. Adjectives would normally describe the noun in terms of its color, size, number and kind. For example, In the sentence “The lazy boy slept on the rug”, the word lazy is an adjective which gives more information about the noun boy.
Usually ,an adjective comes before the noun that it describes as in “lazy boy”. It can also come in the form of word be as in “The boy is lazy”. We can use more than one adjective in such a position in the sentence, ”The boy is lazy, naughty and tall”.
Examples for Adjectives:Tall,Big,Small,Lazy,Beautiful,Handsome,Naughty,Fair,Dark.


Often referred to as the King in English even the shortest sentence contains a verb, for example WAIT! You will possibly not be able to make a one word sentence with any other type of word.
Verbs are words that denote an action. For example walk, eat, sleep, shout all convey an action.
Verbs at times also give us the idea of existence .of state, of being. For example verbs like exist, seem and belong all convey a state of being.
A verb will always have a subject. In the sentence ‘Sachin plays cricket” Sachin is the subject and plays is the verb. So we can conclude by saying that verbs tell us about what a subject does or is;
In terms of action-Sachin plays cricket. In terms of being-John seems kind.


A word which would give us more information about a verb, an adjective or another adverb. 
An adverb will describe verbs ,adjectives and adverbs in terms of frequency, time and manner. In the sentence “John walks fast”, fast describes the manner in which John walks. In the sentence” John runs very fast, very describes the adverb fast and gives information about how fast John runs.
Most adverbs will end with –ly but not all words that end with –ly are adverbs ,for example “Ugly’ ends with –ly but is an adjective and not an adverb.
Many a times we can make an adjective into an adverb by adding –ly ,for example sincerely,faithfully,quickly,swiftly.
The adverbs relative to time will tell us “When” something happens and adverbs relative to frequency will tell us “How Often” something happens.
Adverb of time-“Do it now’
Adverb of frequency-“I always do my work”


A word that will show a relationship among other words in the sentence. The relationships could possibly include place, ,direction, cause, manner and amount. In the sentence “Ram went to the store” to is the preposition that shows direction. Sita came by taxi, by is the preposition which reflects manner.
In the sentence “The football match will begin at 5pm” at is a preposition showing time and in the sentence “It is under the bed”, under is the preposition which shows place.
The preposition is almost always used before the noun or the pronoun that is why it is called pre-position.


Pronouns are words that are used instead of nouns in order to avoid repetition. One of the most commonly used preposition is “IT”.
Lets take some examples.
The bus was late, the bus had been delayed.(Without the pronoun)
The bus was late, it had been delayed(With the use of pronoun).The sentence now sounds much better as we have stopped the repetition of the word bus and used a pronoun ”it”. In this example the bus is singular so even its replacement has to be singular so we used it.
The buses were late,the buses had been delayed(Without the pronoun)
The buses were late they had been delayed.(with the pronoun).In this example buses are plural hence we replace it with they which is also plural.


A conjunction is a connecter which connects other words or a group of words in a sentence. For instance if we say John and Paul formed the Beatles the conjunction “and’ connects the two nouns in the sentence. The Beatles could sing or write, the word “or” connects the two verbs sing and write. In the sentence , “ we reached early but we did not get the tickets “ the word “but” connects two group of words.
There are three types of conjunctions.
Coordinating conjunctions: They connect two equal parts of the sentence.
Example: They sang and wrote. ”and” is used to join words together in the sentence.
Subordinating Conjunctions: They connect two parts of the sentence that are not equal.
Examples: before, until, after, unless.
Correlative conjunctions :pairs of conjunctions that work together.
Examples: both…..and, either..or, neither …nor.


It can be defined as a word added to a sentence to reflect or convey an emotion. It has no grammatical relation to any part of the sentence.
An interjection is always followed by an exclamation mark.
Some examples of sentences with interjection.
Oh no, 
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mardi 22 octobre 2013

Master English Grammar Easily !

Hello, In today's post we will learn about new easy technique to Master English Grammar.
 this is the easiest way to master English Grammar, just save this picture  to your computer and print them if you want. 

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jeudi 15 août 2013

The structure of the verb be In the present simple!

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samedi 10 août 2013

what is Phrasal Verb?

In today's post we are going to talk about Phrasal Verb.  

So First What is a phrasal verb?

well a phrasal verb is a verb followed by a preposition or an adverb; the combination creates a 
 different meaning from the original verb.

For Example :
To get  =  to obtainI need to get a new battery for my camera.
To get together  =  to meet Why don’t we all get together for lunch one day?
Phrasal verbs are part of a large group of verbs called “multi-part” or "multi-word” verbs.
The preposition or adverb that follows the verb is sometimes called a particle.
Phrasal verbs and other multi-word verbs are an important part of the English language.
However, they are mainly used in spoken English and informal texts. They should be
avoided in academic writing where it is preferable to use a formal verb such as “to postpone”
rather than “to put off”.

Transitive and intransitive phrasal verbs :

Some phrasal verbs are transitive (A transitive verb always has an object.)
Example : I made up an excuse. ('Excuse' is the object of the verb.)
Some phrasal verbs are intransitive (An intransitive verb does not have an object.)
Example : My car broke down.

Separable or inseparable phrasal verbs :

Some transitive phrasal verbs are separable(The object is between the verb and the preposition.)
Example : I looked the word up in the dictionary.
Some transitive phrasal verbs are inseparable(The object is placed after the preposition.)
Example : I will look into the matter as soon as possible.
Some transitive phrasal verbs can take an object in both places.
Example : I picked up the book.
   I picked the book up.
However, if the object is a pronoun, it must be placed between the verb and the preposition.
Example : I picked it up.

jeudi 8 août 2013

Common Confused Adjectives And Explanations

Many English learner find it hard to distinguish between some adjectives and when to use them correctly. in the following chart I will talk about the commonly confused adjectives with explanation : 

-Each ~ Every 
Each- We use Each with Individual Items.
Example : The apples are 5 $ each.
Every- We use Every when referring to things in a group or describing the frequency of actions.
Example: Ahmed goes to the beach every weekend.

-Few ~ A Few
Few - represent a negative quantity or shortage.
Example: Messi has few friends.

A Few - Represent a positive  quantity, but it can only be  used with countable nouns.
Example: .Messi has a few friends.

-Little~ A little 
Little - Expresses a diminutive size or a negative quantity.
Example : I speak little English.
 A little - Represent a positive quantity and always use it with non countable nouns.
Example: There is a little salt left.

- Many ~ Much 
Many- used with plural nouns .
Example: Mia doesn't have Many friends.
Much- Used with collective nouns and singular nouns.
Example: Jack doesn't have Much money.

Farther ~ Further 
Farther - Is always used with distance .
Example: How much Farther is the Central Park?
Further- Implies a metaphoric advancement.
Example: Further topics will be covered next month.

and the last one for this post 

Less ~ Fewer
Less- less is compatible with non-countable nouns, collective nouns, volumes and bulk amounts.
Example: Less pollution is better for the environment.
Fewer- is used with countable nouns and individual items.
Example: If people threw our fewer bottles.
the world would be cleaner.
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