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See what people around the world say about HoopsEnglish.

English

Anonymout Teacher, September 2020

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As a teacher, what do you think about HoopsEnglish? 

“When I heard this idea of teaching English through basketball I didn’t think it was possible.  But I have seen the curriculum and this platform is built on a very strong foundation as it relates to learning objectives and measuring learning objectives.  This tool can help transform the English Language Learning Classroom.”

Mexico

Anonymous Coach, Spain, April 2020

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What are your thoughts about the HoopsEnglish Level 2 Course? 

“It is, without a doubt, a necessary tool, essential to manage in an environment like the elite.”

Spanish

Anonymout Student, April 2020

Coach

Which part of the HoopsEnglish courses helped you the most? 

“When I wrote the end of game situation, and after going through the lesson, do it again, and feel my improvement.”

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Anonymous Student, France, March 2020

Coach

Which part of the HoopsEnglish courses helped you the most? 

“The fact that I can have conversations in English with my tutuor.”

Spanish

Anonymous Student, Spain, March 2020

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Which part of the HoopsEnglish courses helped you the most? 

“For me, the part of commenting the videos. I think that it is a great idea to examine the oral skills through this way.”

Brazil

Anonymous Student, March 2020

Coach

Which part of the HoopsEnglish courses helped you the most? 

“ Everything. This is a new whole world for me, so everything is so useful.”

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GET EXPRESSIONS In the Real World

One of the most difficult parts of the English Language is the quantity and frequency of the use of “Phrasal Verbs” which are a verb and a particle and the particle changes the meaning of the verb. We recommnend to…...

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The Present Continous: I am coming home.

The Present Continuous is used a few different ways in English. As always there are “exceptions to the rules” as to when and where the Present Simple is used. We will cover those later but let’s start by talking about…...

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Singular vs Plural in English

In English there are a few different “forumlas” for making a noun plural from the singular form. The most basic formula is to add an “s” to the end of the noun. How to know which nouns follow this forumla?…...

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GET EXPRESSIONS IN BASKETBALL

One of the most difficult parts of the English Language is the quantity and frequency of the use of “Phrasal Verbs” which are a verb and a particle and the particle changes the meaning of the verb. We recommnend to…...

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Big Numbers – Tips and Tricks

Just some helpful tips when talking about numbers in English. A key is to know the difference in pronunciation between the numbers “14” (fourteen) and “40” (forty). THe most important point is that the first ends in “N” and the…...

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Negatives in the Present Simple: Don’t Do It!

Sometimes you need to say no. How to say “NO + VERB” in the present simple? We don’t say I “no shoot”… To form a negative form of the present simple we use “DO NOT + INFINITIVE” as the basic…...

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Add Emphasis with Intensifiers

Intensifiers are used in English to add emphasis. They help us to communicate more clearly what we want to say. For example there is a big dfference between a good move and an extremely good move. Intensifiers don’t really have…...

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Game Time

It was about time to talk about time! Telling time in English can be difficult because different languages have different ways to to tell time! Here are some tips to help you! 1) Say the hour first and then the…...

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On or at?

Let’s see the main differences between at and on. Do you know when you have to use at and on? The trick is basically understanding what the sentence wants to say. Does it talk about a place (e.g. park)? a…...

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Modals to Talk About Chance

Modals such as “might”, “could” and “may” are used to talk about uncertainty. If the probability is around 40% then any of those 3 modals could be used correctly. These are situations that either you are not sure or it…...

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Slip it

A slip screen is a common type of screen in basketball and is a good opportunity to learn some new words in English outside of the game. Slip screen: When a player pretends like they are going to set a…...

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Vertical Challenges

A vertical challenge is when a defensive player jumps straight up in the air and tries to prevent an offensive player from shooting the basketball close to the rim. Trash Talk Get that out of here: Trash talk expression after…...

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The Past Simple

We have a different way of teaching you the past simple. When you learn the past simple it is important to remember...

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The Silent B

There are so many exceptions to rules in English that it can be overwhelming. Regarding pronounciation we don’t want to place a huge emphasis on the different rules because there are always so many exceptions. But we do want you…...

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Captain Hook

Hook Hook is a word in English that has a few different meanings, some literal and some more “metaphorical.” A fish hook Hook shot A one-handed shot involving the player with the basketball turning side on to the basket and…...

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Don’t Get Dunked On!

Dunked on: be a defender who guards someone who dunks Example: The video shows a player who got dunked on…. This content is for ALL STAR, Free Trial, PRO, and ROOKIE members only.Login Join Now...

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Using Adjectives in English

An adjective is a word or set of words that describe a noun or pronoun. Adjectives can describe numbers, qualities, sizes, age, shape, colors material or possession. The adjective order in English is:Quantity or number.Quality or opinion.Size.Age.Shape.Color.Proper adjective (often nationality, other place…...

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Asking questions in the past tense in English

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Irregular verb forms in the past simple in English

Irregular forms Irregular forms: No change Irregular forms: -ied Irregular form: To be Irregular forms: Additional forms… This content is for ALL STAR, Free Trial, PRO, and ROOKIE members only.Login Join Now...

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Using the verb “TO DO” to ask Questions in the Present Simple

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Getting Over an L

This is a favorite interview. Coach Phil Jackson speaks about getting over a triple overtime loss to the Suns in the 1993 NBA Finals. The Bulls would go on to win the series and complete their first 3 peat. Phil’s…...

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Making Adjustments

You have to adjust. This is a common expression among basketball coaches and also for people facing adversity outside of basketball. Let’s take a look at the meaning of the verb adjust: To adjust: to alter or move (something) slightly…...

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Always Useful – Thibodeau Interview

This is such a great in game interview of coach Tom Thibodeau. The reporter asks him great questions and he gives such clear and content filled answers. His team came back from 11 down and at the time of interview…...

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How Do You Spell HoopsEnglish?

HoopsEnglish is one word. English as a language always starts with a capital E.  … This content is for Free Trial members only.Login Join Now...

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Why Basketball?

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