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Dec 10, 2019

Here are some super useful grammar points from the last podcast.

1. A few ......... apart. This can be used with different measurements: time or distance. 

a. My first two sons were born 13 months apart.

b. My two surgeries were only a few weeks apart.

c. We planted the trees 10ft apart.

2. Skin...


Dec 6, 2019

"Ow!" I said to myself, as the pharmacist put the needle in my upper arm. I hadn't expected the vaccination to hurt. It wasn't a regular one, you know, like the flu. This was the shingles shot. In order to avoid the shingles, you must have a series of two, a few months apart. I'm so relieved that I have had my second...


Nov 21, 2019

I love stones, rocks, and crystals. I always have. I wouldn't say that I am a student of geology, but nevertheless, that subject does fascinate me. Perhaps one day, when I have more time, I will learn about geology. I have a few rocks and crystals around the house that I have gathered over the years. Some are just...


Nov 19, 2019

1. 'To put your toe in the water' means to test something, to very carefully have a look, or try something out.

a. When I first started my podcast, I put my toe in the water of internet projects, and slowly realized that I can do this!

b. It was his first teaching job; he taught three days a week. So as he put his toe in...


Nov 14, 2019

Well, I've done it. I have waited long enough. You could say, "It's about time!" So, I finally decided to put my toe in the water and try it out. Am I making any sense? Did you notice that I am using several idiomatic phrases? I'm just showing off. I'm talking about my new Youtube channel called A Cup Of English. And...