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506 – 8 Idioms using BY

5/17/2019
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Hey guys it’s Michael here from Happy English. It’s a rainy day in New York City and to be honest with you guys, the weather feels more like the middle of November than it does the middle of May. The temperature is just 8°C, and instead of this sweater, I should be wearing a polo shirt right about now. We ... Read More

Duration:00:06:46

505 – 10 Idioms Beginning With OUT OF

4/25/2019
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Hey guys it’s Michael here from Happy English. It’s just about the end of April and little by little, the days are getting longer and the weather is getting warmer. I think it’s a good time for me to start thinking about planting my vegetable garden. I’m a little out of shape these days, so I think I can kill ... Read More

Duration:00:06:48

504 – 10 Ways To Use BOOK – English Vocabulary Lesson

4/11/2019
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Hey guys, Michael here! It seems like Spring has finally come to the Big Apple. I took a walk around Bryant park this afternoon. The sun was shining, the sky was blue and tons of people were out enjoying the park. Thank goodness we’ve closed the book on winter! That reminds me. For today’s English lesson, we’re going to have ... Read More

Duration:00:07:00

503 – 9 Ways To Use Be Up

4/4/2019
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Hey guys, it’s Michael here. Well we are a couple of weeks into spring and it actually seems like the weather is starting to warm up. I guess old man winter has finally hit the road. I really like the spring and one reason is my birthday. Yep! My birthday is coming up this weekend. Maybe a lot of you ... Read More

Duration:00:12:40

502 – Win vs. Earn vs. Gain

3/23/2019
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Hey guys, it’s Michael here. It’s officially spring here in NYC, but you wouldn’t know that by walking around outside this morning. The temperature was around 1 degree Celsius. And it’s really windy. Luckily, this winter wasn’t as cold as it usually is. I can’t wait for the warm weather to come. The other day, one of my students from ... Read More

Duration:00:06:49

501 – HAVE vs. HAVE GOT and HAVE TO vs. HAVE GOT TO

3/8/2019
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Hey guys it’s Michael here from happy English. It’s the beginning of March but here in New York the weather really feels like the middle of January. It was -8° this morning. Incredible. I am really looking forward to spring. Ok, for today’s English lesson, I’d like to answer a question from Masoud, who left a voice message on the ... Read More

Duration:00:07:12

500 – Do You vs. Did You Natural Pronunciation

2/7/2019
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Hey guys it’s Michael here. This is episode 500. The first episode of the Happy English podcast was published on May 31, 2014. Since that time, we’ve covered a lot of different idioms, phrasal verbs, grammar points, and so on. It’s been quite an amazing journey up till this point and I’m really looking forward to the next 500. Of ... Read More

Duration:00:06:55

499 – Using DO and BE For Emphasis

1/30/2019
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Hey guys it’s Michael here and I just got back from a fun vacation in Japan. Well it was fun until I picked up a stomach virus. Boy, did that ruin my trip. Here’s a travel tip for you guys. Don’t forget to bring some basic medicine from home because you may not be able to find what you need ... Read More

Duration:00:05:28

498 – 6 Ways To Use While

1/19/2019
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Hey guys it’s Michael here from Happy English. I hope 2019 is getting off to a good start with all of you I’ve got a feeling that this is going to be a really great year. Alright let’s jump right into today’s English lesson. Today we’re going to look at the word while. By the way if you have a ... Read More

Duration:00:06:09

497 – Would vs. Could

1/3/2019
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Hey guys! Michael here. Welcome to the first podcast of 2019. 2019! I can’t believe it’s the new year already. By the way, this year marks the fifth year of the Happy English Podcast. Thank you everyone for checking out the podcast and for studying with me here. I really appreciate it. Recently one of my followers on Instagram asked ... Read More

Duration:00:06:25

496 – The Night Before Christmas Poem

12/24/2018
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Merry Christmas Everyone! For this podcast, I’m going to revive the famous poem, attributed to Clement Clarke Moore. This is an iconic poem, written with some old style grammar and vocabulary, that we often hear at Christmas. The Night Before Christmas. ‘Twas the night before Christmas, when all through the house Not a creature was stirring, not even a mouse; ... Read More

Duration:00:03:45

495 – 7 Ways To Use HAVE

12/20/2018
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Hey guys it’s Michael here from happy English and it’s the week before Christmas and just two weeks until the end of the year. Time flies doesn’t. Here in the US schools are generally closed between Christmas and New Year’s and so a lot of people take a vacation at that time. I think I’m going to have just one ... Read More

Duration:00:06:12

494 – 5 Ways To Use COULD

12/13/2018
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Hey guys it’s Michael here from happy English coming to you on a snowy day in New York City. Actually I can’t say how hard it’s snowing right now because I don’t have a window in my office. If I had a window I could tell you, and that brings us to the point of today’s English lesson. We’re going ... Read More

Duration:00:05:51

493 – Phrasal Verbs With THROW

12/4/2018
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Hey guys! It’s December! This is the last month of 2018 and before you know it, Santa will be coming down the chimney and then shortly after that, we’ll be wishing everyone a happy new year. If you ask me, I think time flies way too quickly, so you can’t throw away your time. That reminds me! Today, we’re going ... Read More

Duration:00:05:27

492 – Especially vs. Specially

11/26/2018
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Hey guys it’s Michael here from Happy English and welcome back to another English lesson podcast. When I looked at the calendar this morning I realized that this is the last week in November and, December is right around the corner. Wow! This year has really flown by. Do you guys have any plans for the holidays? Feel free to ... Read More

Duration:00:05:00

491 – Phrasal Verbs & Idioms With SET

11/20/2018
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Hey guys it’s Michael here from Happy English. These days it’s pretty cold here in New York and it seems like winter is really starting to set in even though it’s still technically the fall. New York winters are really tough and I’m not a big fan of the cold weather. But, the cold weather does bring some of my ... Read More

Duration:00:06:54

490 – FALL Idoms

11/12/2018
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Hey guys, Michael here. I have another podcast English lesson for you today. It’s the fall, right? It’s kind of the middle of November, but this morning when I woke up, the temperature was like, minus one celsius. Not only that, but there was frost all over the windows of my car. I’m telling you, I am not ready for ... Read More

Duration:00:09:22

489 – Phrasal Verbs & Idioms With POP

11/5/2018
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Hey guys, Michael here. I know it’s been a while since I’ve put out a podcast, but I’m really glad to be back at it again. Thanks so much to everyone who has written me and asked. Well, let’s get to it. Haider, who is one of my YouTube Channel subscribers, sent me a message about phrases, phrasal verbs and ... Read More

Duration:00:06:16

488 – 5 Grammar Patterns You Can Use With GET

10/5/2018
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Get is an interesting verb because it has a variety of uses an meanings in English. For today’s English lesson, let’s have a look at 5 different grammar patterns that we use with get. Are you ready? Let’s check it out! Here are the example sentences. To get the details of this English lesson, you need to listen to the ... Read More

Duration:00:03:51

487 – 8 Ways To Use BE OUT

9/13/2018
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In podcast 486 we talked about phrasal verbs that use the be verb and in that podcast, I mentioned that the phrase verb be out has a number of different meanings and uses. For today’s English lesson, we are going to take a look at eight different ways that we use the phrase verb be out. Are you ready? Let’s ... Read More

Duration:00:05:34