TEACHER: “LISTEN TO REAL ENGLISH that will help you improve your English”
STUDENT: "OK thanks" [watches an English documentary]
TEACHER: "Did you listen to real English?"
STUDENT: "Yes, I watched an English documentary"
TEACHER: "Fantastic, so what did you learn?"
STUDENT: "ermm...to be honest I don't know what I learnt from watching it, I just listened... I didn't know what to do when I listened."
English teachers, often tell English learners to expose themselves to real English. English learners are often told to watch English documentaries, listen to the radio or music, listen to English podcasts etc.
This is an excellent way to improve! However, the key is; to know what to do when you listen to English...
How can positive affirmations improve my English language and what exactly are they?
Positive affirmations are empowering phrases which you repeat to yourself which describe how you want to be.
‘’I’m successful with my English’’
‘’I find English fun and enjoyable’’
‘’I’m in control of my progress’’
‘’I can speak English accurately and with confidence’’
All of the above statements are what we call positive affirmations.
How can I use phrasal verbs more often?
Have you ever asked yourself this question?
Phrasal verbs are a big part of the English language and being able to use them correctly is sure way to reaching an advanced speaking level.
I understand that phrasal verbs can be very challenging for English students, as there are so many of them and they can also have multiple meanings. With these problems in mind I can assist you with learning and understanding phrasal verbs and also help you to use them correctly in your spoken English.
Take a look at these 5 Amazing Tips to help you master phrasal verbs...
Matthew & Becky
Native British Teachers
Online English Skills
We help English learners take their English skills to the next level.