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Introducing our new website!

Check out NELS’ brand new updated and easy to use website here!

You’ll be able to:

  • find out about our lessons and courses,
  • read lots of testimonials from our students,
  • see information about our upcoming events
  • see photos and videos from the school
  • contact us to get more information

and more!

To all my ‘listening’ students: How to improve your listening

So, you’re studying Eiken, TOEIC, TOEFL or even just general English, but you still can’t fully understand what you hear. Read this, and let me know if you find it useful.

Then check out our lessons at NELS here.

More Halloween photos

This was the scary Halloween food that I prepared for the ネルスHalloween party this year. Can you tell what body parts each dish looks like?

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Any or every or some?

I recently had a request from a student to give the difference between these words, so I hope this helps.

Any or every

Any child can swim.

Every child can swim.

What’s the difference?

Any looks at one thing at a time. It means ‘whichever one you choose’, or, ‘this OR that OR the other’.

Every looks at things together. It means ‘all’, or, ‘this AND that AND the other’.

Which cake would you like? It doesn’t matter. Any one. (= This one or that one. I don’t mind which one.)

On the tray were cakes of every kind. (This type and this type etc.)

Now try writing your own examples using any or every. Try using every or any + thing, time, one, or where.

 

Some or Any?

In general:

Use with uncountable nouns or plural countable nouns.

– use some in positive (affirmative) sentences.           e.g. I need some help.

– use any in questions and negative sentences.      e.g. Do we have any homework? I don’t have any money.

But,

– use some in questions if you expect or want people to answer ‘Yes’ as in offers and requests.

e.g. Did you bring some paper? (I expected you to bring paper.)

Would you like some more tea? (offer)

Could I have some more rice, please? (request)

– use any in positive sentences after words that have a negative or limiting meaning.

e.g. I forgot to get any milk. I have hardly any money left. He never gives me any help.

How about writing your own example sentences using some and any?

 

 

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More NELS success!

Today we had three trial lessons for potential new students. Two of them signed up for lessons straight away, and the other is going to get back to us soon. For us, as a new and growing company, it’s been our most successful day! I’m really happy that we are able to convince people that we ARE a great school with SUPER teachers who really CARE about making students LEARN as well as making sure they ENJOY LEARNING English.

Well done to Yoko for all her hard work on teaching herself how to make such a good website which brought our new students through the door in the first place. She works such long hours to make NELS successful and her effort is really starting to pay off (=be worth it).

She spends so much time both behind the scenes, and with students, and is the reason why NELS is here.

If you want to find our what we are really like as an English Language school, please contact us.

If you are already with us, then please share what you think is good about NELS, and what makes NELS different from other language schools to help us spread the word!

Thanks!