This free lesson is about usage of website names Facebook and Google as verbs in modern (informal) English:
British Slang Podcast 40 is about the slang noun, “banter”. Please listen and download below and do the same with all the free podcasts on the British English website as well as the iTunes store:
In this lesson, I explain how to use the words “never” and “ever”, giving many examples. Please see below for more:
Learn English: Never Ever?
Use “ever” and “never” before the verb (after the pronoun / tense construct)
“Have you ever been there / done that?” (Have you once in your life?)
“Have you ever been there?” “No, I’ve never been there.”
“Have you ever been there?” “Yes, once.”
“I’ve never been there” = “I haven’t been there once”
Ever = all time
“I’ve only ever been there once (in my whole life)”
“Ever” for emphasis:
“It’s the best place I’ve ever been.”
“That was the best film I’ve ever seen.”
Do not ever do that = Never do that
Don’t ever, ever do that = Never ever do that (use extra “ever” for emphasis)
“I’ve never, ever been there” (emphasising that you haven’t been there once)
“Scarborough Fair / Canticle” (Traditional English song). Please enable English captions to read the lyrics:
“tear” (verb) /teə(r)/ vs “tear” (noun) /tɪə(r)/
Homographs: words spelt the same with different pronunciations and meanings
“Tear a piece of paper” or “Tear it up” (verb)
“Tear in your eye” (noun)
“Friendly match” – a non-competitive football match
Friendly matches are played by clubs and countries for practice and entertainment.
Scotland vs England tonight!
Technically a friendly match, although is it an appropriate term?
British Slang Podcast 39 is about multiple slang uses of the adjective “torrid”.
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