Irregular Nouns

All ESL students should know irregular nouns.
The most important irregular nouns are:

e.g. She is a nice woman (singular). There are five women (plural) in my class.

Click here to read about irregular nouns.

Complete List and quiz for Advanced Level Students.

Another List for your reading pleasure.

Exercise 1 for Intermediate Level Students
Exercise 2
Exercise 3
Exercise 4

28+ ESL videos onto Youtube from Marissa

Wake Tech’s Instructor Marissa uploaded 28+ ESL videos onto Youtube.
You can watch them on a big screen by clicking on the big screen button right under the video.
Anyone interested can download these videos using the YouTube Downloader software.
This is a free and safe software from the following website:

If you want to access all of Marissa’s videos, just type “maschiffm” into the search box on YouTube.

How to Sign a Card

We continue our topic “How to Sign a Card” and today we will focus on thank you cards.

It’s a wonderful American tradition to give someone a thank you card to show your appreciation of someone’s gift, time, or help. Write from your heart and your “thank you” will be appreciated.

Part 1. From Student to Teacher
Dear Mrs. Gale:

I wanted to let you know how much I enjoyed your class this year. I know it’s not easy to teach people who don’t speak much English but you managed to keep us all interested and we always had fun. I wish all my teachers were like you. Thanks a lot!


Dear Ms. Sylvia:

Thank you for all your hard work this semester. I love our ESL school thanks to you.
You’re doing a fantastic job!

Dear Andrea,

Thank you for teaching a great class this semester. I learned a lot and know you helped prepare me for the next level. Thanks for always being patient and in a good mood. I always looked forward to your class.

Best wishes for a great summer!

Dear Ms. Jill:

I hope you know how much I’ll miss you! I really loved your class and know I learned a ton.
Thank you!!


Dear Ms. Robin,
Thank you very much for being my wonderful teacher this semester. I couldn’t wish for a better teacher.
You’re the best!
Thank you very much.

Dear Mr. Gary:
We are very lucky to have you in our school. We hope you know how much we appreciate your hard work!
Best wishes from us all.
Level 3 Students.

to be continued

Birthday Card Phrases

Is it difficult for you to sign a card in English? One of our readers asked us to post some phrases she could use in the future. Great idea for the post! Today we will focus on Birthday cards.

Wishing you a year filled with love and joy.
Happy Birthday, NAME!

May all your hopes and dreams come true
and your future be filled with happiness.
Happy Birthday, NAME!

Best Wishes on Your Birthday!

Have A GREAT Birthday!

May All Your Wishes Come True.
Happy Birthday!

Wishing you every happiness this special day brings.
Have a wonderful birthday!

In this busy world we often take those closest to us for granted,
and we don’t stop to tell them what’s in our hearts…
But today seems like the perfect time to tell you how special you are
and how much you mean.
Happy Birthday!

May today be filled with all the thing you’re wishing for.
Happy Birthday!

Hope your Birthday is something special,
just like you!
Have a Great Day!

Have a sunny and happy,
bright and beautiful
magical kind of day!
Happy Birthday!

Just want to tell you that you’re special,
and to wish you all the joys of a wonderful birthday!
Happy Birthday!

Birthday Cards Verses For Someone Special

Happy Birthday NAME,
I’d just like to say that (son, daughter, teacher) like you are hard to find!
Have a very Happy Birthday!
Love You.

Happy Birthday to You, NAME!
I’m so happy to have a son/daughter/teacher like you.

You are…
and much more.
I’m proud to have a son/daughter like you.
Happy Birthday!

Happy Birthday to the world’s most special daughter/ son/teacher!

WOW! Check out some of our ESL sites!!!

I am so excited that some of our ESL sites have student work on them!!!  Take the time to look at Athens Dr., 401 North Campus, SSC….there may be more so check them all out!  Great work students!

While you’re at it, here is a new website where you can play and learn ENGLISH, www.cambridge.ort/venturesarcade

Let me know how you like it!!!!  TAKE SOME TIME TO PRACTICE ENGLISH!!!