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Learn English with the Happy English Podcast. Fun, practical, and useful English lessons for students of all levels and ages. Learn American English idioms, phrasal verbs, pronunciation, confusing vocabulary, grammar and more! Get Happy, Get English. Happy English! Visit myhappyenglish.com to hear all of the episodes.

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Learn English with the Happy English Podcast. Fun, practical, and useful English lessons for students of all levels and ages. Learn American English idioms, phrasal verbs, pronunciation, confusing vocabulary, grammar and more! Get Happy, Get English. Happ
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🇬🇧 English
last modified
2019-02-08 13:58
last episode published
2019-02-07 20:30
publication frequency
2.78 days
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Michael DiGiacomo Happy English owner   author  
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Number of Episodes
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7.02.2019

500 – Do You vs. Did You Natural Pronunciation

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 amazin...
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30.01.2019

499 – Using DO and BE For Emphasis

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 yo...
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20.01.2019

498 – 6 Ways To Use While

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 a...
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4.01.2019

497 – Would vs. Could

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 wit...
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24.12.2018

496 – The Night Before Christmas Poem

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...
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20.12.2018

495 – 7 Ways To Use HAVE

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 ...
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13.12.2018

494 – 5 Ways To Use COULD

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 ...
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4.12.2018

493 – Phrasal Verbs With THROW

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...
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27.11.2018

492 – Especially vs. Specially

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 ...
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20.11.2018

491 – Phrasal Verbs & Idioms With SET

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 th...
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12.11.2018

490 – FALL Idoms

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...
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5.11.2018

489 – Phrasal Verbs & Idioms With POP

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 subscrib...
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5.10.2018

488 – 5 Grammar Patterns You Can Use With GET

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. T...
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13.09.2018

487 – 8 Ways To Use BE OUT

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 ...
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26.08.2018

486 – 8 Phrasal Verbs With BE

When you think of phrasal verbs, the be verb may not be the first idea that comes to your mind. But actually, we have a number of common phrasal verbs with the be verb, so for today’s English lesson, let’s check them out! Here are the example sentences...
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30.07.2018

485 – 9 Ways To Use RUN

Run is an interesting verb in English because it has so many different meanings and uses. We often think about verbs like make and do as being very flexible in their meanings, and I think run is in that same category. For today’s English lesson let’s t...
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18.07.2018

484 – 5 Ways To Use KEEP

The other day somebody wrote a comment on MyHappyEnglish.com and said, “Please keep making podcasts.” I really appreciate everyone who leaves comments on the website and this one inspired me to put together this lesson. Keep is a very interesting verb ...
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5.07.2018

483 – Know vs. Know About

Ah, prepositions. So, so tricky for a lot of English learners. Today, we’re going to look at how the preposition about changes the meaning and usage of the verb know. I know and I know about are not the same. The meaning of know and know about differs ...
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1.07.2018

482 – IELTS Advice With Eliot Friesen From Magoosh

Are you taking the IELTS exam? If so, then you don’t want to miss my interview with Eliot Friesen from Magoosh. He shares a lot of useful insight into the exam. We talk about the format of the exam, how IELTS is different from other standardized Englis...
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21.06.2018

481 – Using IF In Indirect Speech and Indirect Questions

Prepositions. I think everybody who studies English has a love-hate relationship with them. They even drive me crazy as a teacher, and I’m a native English speaker. So I can imagine how you guys must feel trying to deal with these bad boys. For today’s...
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10.06.2018

480 – My Best Advice About How To Improve Your English

A lot of English learners as me what they can do to improve their English and to speak more naturally. For today’s podcast, I would like to give you some practical advice about how you can do that. It’s no secret that practicing the four skills (readin...
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6.06.2018

479 – Using Go On – English Vocabulary and Grammar Lesson

Hey guys it’s Michael here with another Happy English podcast. Today we’re going to talk about some phrases that use the verb go followed by the preposition on. I know a lot of English learners get stuck on this point because generally the verb go is f...
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25.05.2018

478 – 8 Idioms Using ON and the BE Verb

You guys know that I like teaching idioms right? Well today I have a special set of idioms that use on and the be verb. You can be on a roll, on cloud nine, on edge, on pins and needles, on your way, on the go, on the right track, and on the wagon. Let...
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19.05.2018

477 – Slang & Idioms About Communication

Phrasal verbs are an important part of English. As I’ve mentioned before, native English speakers prefer using phrasal verbs, and learning these will always help to make your English sound more natural. For today’s English lesson, we are going to look ...
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10.05.2018

476 – 8 Phrasal Verbs with Off

Phrasal verbs are an important part of English. As I’ve mentioned before, native English speakers prefer using phrasal verbs, and learning these will always help to make your English sound more natural. For today’s English lesson, we are going to look ...
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3.04.2018

475 – After, Before, While, & During

This may seem like a simple topic, but it’s really not. Before, after, during, and while can all be used to talk about events, and but the grammar rules for these words is a little different. Even though the meaning of before, after, during, and while ...
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25.03.2018

474 – Can vs. May

Hey everyone! The other day, one of my students was asking me about can and may. There are some similarities with how we use these words, and so I thought that would be an interesting idea to share here on the podcast. So, for today’s English lesson, l...
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19.03.2018

473 – Six Bird Idioms

It’s almost spring. You know, the time when flowers bloom and birds sing. Ah birds…you know, that reminds me. In English, we have a lot of idioms about animals, and since it’s almost spring, how about we take a look at some bird idioms! Are you ready? ...
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9.03.2018

472 – 3 Ways To Use Better – English Vocabulary Lesson

I am sure that you guys know, the word better is the comparative form of good. You know, good better best. Well, we have a number of different phrases in English that use the word better, so for today’s English lesson, let’s check them out. Here are th...
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2.03.2018

471 – Believe vs. Trust

It all happened this morning with one of my students online. She asked me what the difference was between believe and trust. Wow. Believe and trust. What is the difference? I really never thought about that before and I think trying to come up with the...
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23.02.2018

470 – Phrasal Verbs With OVER!

Phrasal verbs make your English conversation and writing much more natural and less like a textbook. For today’s English lesson, let’s look at how to use come over, go over (2 meanings), stay over, think over, flip over, flip out over, and mull over. I...
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15.02.2018

469 – Using AT (Part 3) – Phrases and Expressions with AT

This is the last episode in a three part series on the preposition AT. In Episode 467, we looked at 8 different ways that we use AT. Last week, in Episode 468, we studied phrasal verbs and idioms that contain AT. For today’s English lesson, we are goin...
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8.02.2018

468 – Using AT (Part 2)

This is the second episode in a three part series on the preposition AT. In the last lesson, we looked at 8 different ways that we use AT. For today’s English lesson, we’ll look at phrasal verbs and idioms that contain AT. Next time, we’ll study other ...
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2.02.2018

467 – Using AT (Part 1)

I know that prepositions can be tough for a lot of English learners. That’s why starting today, I’m going to do a series of podcast lesson on them, starting with the preposition At. For today’s English lesson, we’re going to look at 8 different ways th...
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25.01.2018

Episode 466 – Any vs. Some – English Grammar Lesson

The words some and any can be tricky for a lot of English learners because they both have basically the meaning. Some and any refer to an unspecified amount of something. What makes these little words tricky is not what they mean, but how they are used...
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17.01.2018

465 – More Than, Better Than, and Prefer

This week, I was talking with one of my students about preferences and interesting discussion came up. Basically, we were trying to figure out the difference between and usage of Prefer, More Than, Better Than. I think this is a tough point for a lot o...
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11.01.2018

464 – Using Fewer and Less – English Grammar Lesson

Fewer is the comparative form of few and less is the comparative form of little. For today’s English lesson, let’s check out the difference between these two words and see how we can use them in everyday English. Here are the example sentences. To get ...
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4.01.2018

463 – Talking About Very Cold Weather – English Vocabulary Lesson

It’s been really cold here in NYC like around minus 10 degrees and really windy. When I was listening to the weather forcast this morning, the newscaster said it was bone chilling cold. Bone chilling cold! That phrase not only made me realize how cold ...
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28.12.2017

462 – Have Got and Have Gotten – English Grammar Lesson

A lot of English learners have some trouble with HAVE GOT & HAVE GOTTEN. I think one reason is that there is a difference between how these phrases are used in American English and British English. For today’s English Podcast lesson, let’s look at ...
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22.12.2017

461 – 8 FALL Idioms – American English Lesson

FALL is an interesting verb because it can be used in a lot of different phrases in English. For today’s English lesson, we’re going to take a look at eight idioms that have the word FALL in them. The idioms are fall into place, fall in love, fall thro...
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13.12.2017

460 – 7 Cold Idioms – American English Idiom Lesson

It’s getting cold out there. In fact, it snowed for the first time this season a few days ago. So for today’s English lesson, let’s have a look at seven idioms that contain the word cold. The idioms are cold turkey, it will be a cold day in hell, have ...
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6.12.2017

459 – Both vs. Either vs. Neither – English Grammar Lesson

For today’s English lesson, let’s check out how to use Both, either and neither. First, listen to this short story: There is going to be a big meeting in Chicago next week and we are trying to decide who we can send from the office. Both Jenny and Jack...
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29.11.2017

458 – As Long As, Providing, and Provided – English Vocabulary Lesson

The first time you see the phrase as long as, you might think that it is a comparison. For example, the Mississippi river is not as long as the Amazon river. However, the phrase as long as is also used in a different way in English. For today’s English...
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22.11.2017

457 -Any More vs. Any Longer vs. No Longer – English Vocabulary Lesson

The phrases any more, any longer and no longer can be used to talk about situations (like someone’s habit) that used to regularly happen in the past, but they don’t happen now. It seems like a lot of English learners have trouble with these phrases, so...
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15.11.2017

456 – Phrases With I & Prepositions English Lesson

Prepositions are interesting because a number of prepositions can be used as adverbs. For example, I can say, I’m behind you. Behind means the back side of something. I’m behind you means the opposite of I’m in front of you. But, the phrase I’m behind,...
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3.11.2017

455 – The Silent T – Natural American English Pronunciation

If you’ve been following my YouTube channel, you know that I’ve been focusing on Natural American English pronunciation recently. Well today, I thought that I would bring that lesson flow to the podcast. Actually, it was a request from one of my studen...
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24.10.2017

454 – Phrasal Verbs with GO – English Vocabulary Lesson

As you probable know, a phrasal verb is a verb plus a preposition that is used as an idiom. Well, for today’s English lesson, let’s look at 6 phrasal verbs that use go. Are you ready? Let’s check them out! Here are the example sentences. To get the det...
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17.10.2017

453 – Time Phrases with After & Before Free English Lesson

I’m sure that a lot of listeners are comfortable with talking about time in general, but I often hear even advanced speakers use phrases like “next next week,” which is not correct. How about you? Can you talk about two days from today or two weeks bef...
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27.09.2017

452 – Using THAT – American English Lesson

The word that is an interesting word in English because it has a number of different uses. That can be a pronoun, as in that’s my mom; a determiner, as in that bag belongs to Jenny; an adverb, as in, I didn’t know it was that far; and a substitute for ...
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23.09.2017

451 – Gone vs. Been in American English!

The other day, one of my students was asking me about the difference between gone and been, as in, I’ve never been to Paris or I’ve never gone to Paris. That’s a great question and so I’ve decided to answer it here on the podcast. Today, we’ll look at ...
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