Learn English Idiom: To look straight through somebody

I was in English class with some students the other day and we were discussing something about customer service where something had gone wrong. She was trying to describe the reaction of the customer.

Grammar: Easy way to remember the Future Tense in English grammar

Do you have trouble with the future tense in English grammar and which way is best to use? Here is a quick and easy way to remember what to use and how to use it.

The two alphabets in English

How many alphabets do you know in English? most people will know the one alphabet, the one that we use every day to spell - A, B, C, D etc.What if I was to tell you that in fact there are two alphabets in English?

Vocab: What is the difference between using "in" and "within" English vocabulary

Hey Ajarn Ken
Thanks for your website. I find it useful to me learning English. I hope you can answer my question, What is the difference between using in and within in. How can i remember the difference?

Two uses of the Past Perfect Tense in English Grammar

One question that I keep being asked - quite a lot is the use of the past perfect tense. WE don't really use it that often but today I'll show you the two main ways that we can use it.

Vocab: "SO" and its many uses in English

Hi Ajarn Ken,
Thanks for your website. It really is good for me to look at and helps me with my English. I have a question, the word so in English is used many many times and sometimes it can confuse me how and when to use it.

Vocab: Using "on" and "onto"

Ajarn Ken,
I am a little confused using on and onto. I thought these were the same meanings but can you tell me how to use them?

Idiom: Get One Down

Can you explain to me the Idiom Get myself down or get you down. BJ

Grammar: What are the helping verbs?

Hi Ajarn Ken,
What are the helping verbs and how are they used in English? Can you explain this clearly to me?

What's the difference between gerunds and the infinitive?

Ajarn Ken,
Can you tell me what the difference is between gerunds and the infinitive of verbs?

Vocab: The difference in using "between" and "among"

Hello Ajarn Ken,
I think that between and among are the same word. How do I use these properly in English?

Vocab: The meanings of "get"

Hi Ajarn Ken,
I have seen the word get used so many times in so many ways. Can you tell me how to use the word get properly in English please?

#2 - Learn variations of new words

Learn variations of new words. You’ll get three or four words for the price of one! For example, the word “succeed” has variations including “success” (noun), “successful” (adjective), “successfully” (adverb), “succeeded” (past tense).

Idiom: In A Nutshell

We have a really good idiom today. Sometimes when we tell stories or situation it can be tiresome or even boring to repeat ALL the story so we have an idiom that we can use.

Idiom: From the English Whiteboard - 'Draw the Short Straw"

The Whiteboard today is the English Idiom "Draw the Short Straw". What it means and how to use it.

Adverbs of Frequency

Hi Ajarn Ken, I wonder if you can help me with English grammar. I would like to know more about adverbs. For example, I know we use the world ALWAYS with things we do 100% of the time. What are the rest of the adverbs we can use to say how often we do things? thank you so much for your reply. Tuk from Laos.

Vocab: The difference between "what" and "whatever" English Vocabulary

Hi Ajarn Ken,
I really like the website! What is the difference between using what and whatever in English as sometimes this makes me confused!!!! Hope you can help! Thank you.

Idiom: Keep A Straight Face

I have mentioned before that English idioms are an excellent way to show someone that you are improving with your English.. Ok, they maybe difficult but once you get to know then they are really fun to use and today is a fun idiom to help with you learning English.

Vocab: What would you attempt to do

There is a really good word to use in English when you are trying to explain something that you are going to try to do!

Grammar: When do we use the past perfect tense

Dear Ajarn Ken,
Can you tell me please, how to use the past perfect tense. When is it that I can use it best?