July 2017

  • A brief guide to ….Say or Tell?

    A brief guide to ….Say or Tell?

    One common problem among many of my students is the use of Say or Tell in a sentence. They have similar meaning, both mean “to verbally communicate with someone” The key difference is that we tell someone something but we simply say something. We don’t say Tell to her or Say her.   With tell we…

  • Pronunciation – The Silent B’s

    Pronunciation – The Silent B’s

    One common pronunciation problem I often hear from my students is the silent letter B that appears in many words in English. Here are some examples and how to pronounce them. Doubt – the OU here is pronounced ‘ow’ and the B is completely silent. Rhyming with OUT Debt – rhyming with PET Climb –…