Lighter #learn english from a song

Well, in short the song tells us about the struggle to pursue the dreams. This is shown in the opening line sung in a high pitch by singers (Eminem,Royce Da 5’9′ and Bruno Mars), ‘this one’s for you and me, living out our dreams’. The meaning of this line is literal and hence reveals itself, namely the song they are singing is dedicated to them who have big dreams and struggle to pursue the dreams. The next line “we’re all right where we should be” functions as the condition to the previous line. In other words, what these two lines want to say is as follow: everyone must have their… Read More

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Modal #2

Tell me your problems, I will chase them away. I could see the sky, Sky beautiful tonight. When you need to talk it out with someone you can trust. I would stay there, There‚Äôs no need to fear. The bolded words in English grammar is called Modal. Modal is a verb that combines with another verb to indicate mood or tense. Modals include modal verbs, semi-modal verbs (also called marginal modals) and other modal expressions ( similar modal). They combine with main verbs and modify their meanings. A modal may have several different meanings, while similar meanings may be expressed by using different modals. The easy form of modal must… Read More

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Gerund or Progressive Tense

Listen to the lyric and find -ing form: Tell me something, girl Are you happy in this modern world? Or do you need more? Is there something else you’re searching for? I’m falling In all the good times, I find myself longing for change And in the bad times, I fear myself Tell me something, boy Aren’t you tired trying to fill that void? Or do you need more? Ain’t it hard keeping it so hardcore? Which one is a Gerund or a continuous tense/progressive tense ? Simple thing you should know that the meanings of both are active meaning in our bahasa (me- or ber-). And the very easy… Read More

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English Proficiency Test

Language proficiency is difficult to measure, as everyone has different strengths, weaknesses, and learning styles. You may be able to tell the difference between a person who only speaks a few words in English and a native English speaker, but what about everyone in between? How can you determine your English level? And how many English proficiency levels are there? Generally, The CEFR, Common European Framework of Reference for Languages, is one of many frameworks that describe your language proficiency. This standard includes 6 distinct English levels: A1, A2, B1, B2, C1, and C2. Some institutions also recognize the pre-A1 level, though it is not as common. There are several… Read More

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Reductions

When natives speak, they reduce the pronunciation of certain words and phrases. This can be confusing for non-native speakers who are often unfamiliar with these reductions. Learning some common English reductions will improve your comprehension and make you sound more natural to native speakers. English reductions are usually not taught in English language schools but you need to know reductions in order to understand conversations between native English speakers. Reductions are used extensively in TV, movies, music, literature, and in conversations among native English speakers. Here are some common reductions: Whassup: what is up Gimme: give me Lemme: let me Gonna: going to Gotta: got to Wanna: want to Dunno:… Read More

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