A Text a Day (English)

A sour sweet can be sooo dangerous. Read all about it in today’s (Saturday, 03 November 2012) offering:


I added a new lesson today, a bit of an experiment. I would appreciate any reactions.

Here is how I described the course.

This is an experiment. I am going to take some of the examples generated by LingQ, record them and put them up as lessons.This is a departure from our normal lessons which are meant to be interesting. However, it may be a useful supplement to mix in with the normal lessons. I hope this encourages people to look at their examples more. If this is useful for English, perhaps other members can do it for their own language, focusing on important vocabulary or usage patterns.

I just had a look at the lext. I think it is aimed more at good beginners and not intermediate learners. It gives examples of how certain expressions are used in everyday situations. I know that people like listening to your voice, and so the lesson will be useful as a supplement, just like you said.

Here now is today’s offering: F1 and a strict programme of procrastination… Enjoy!


I have created another lesson where I record some of the examples that are created when we create LingQs. This one contains examples using would have, would, should have, should, could have and could.

I look forward to comments and requests. I see this has been popular with our English learners. Perhaps this can work in other languages.

Thanks to a question by @Exodus and a very useful comment by @u50623 I have recorded today’s text already. It is about how or when to use “verb + infinitive” or “verb + gerund”. Thank you to both for providing us with a text with a difference!


After yesterday’s recording, @Exodus suggested another topic for today: The difference, if any, in the use of “if” and “whether”.
If you are interested in finding out whether there is, indeed, a difference, try this:


Hey! Thanks a lot for having been so fast :o)

A pleasure! If you have any more requests, just let me know. I’ll see what I can do.