Createnglish Podcast notes November 2022

In this episode we find answers to:

  1. The difference between “used to” and “usually”

  2. How to find the right pronunciation of past tense regular verbs in English that end in “-ed”

  3. How to expand our vocabulary and remember new words for longer


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Use the podcast notes below to review the learning points explained in the podcast.

Also, find links to other related materials for additional language practice.

This is the best way to make the most of the learning opportunity with my podcasts.


In this part I usually answer a concrete question that students ask me or need to clarify.

This time the question was: What is the difference between “used to” and “usually”?

In the program I gave a simple short answer. For more check my post on this grammar point here.

In this part I explained a simple yet effective technique I worked out to help you decide which of the three possible pronunciations apply to regular verbs.

For more details and practice on this topic, check out the video in this post.

In this part I give three valuable tips on vocabulary learning.

Remember: learning vocabulary is one of the several things you can do on your own without a teacher. However, you do need to have some basic concepts clear. I speak about these in the program.

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