What can I do to help myself master phrasal verbs?
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. We 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 we can assist you with learning and understanding them and help you to use them correctly in your spoken English.
Here are five tips to help you master phrasal verbs.
Are you a successful English student?
Do you know exactly what you need to do to be successful with your English?
I have had the pleasure of teaching thousands of English students from all across the world. One thing I have noticed is that some students really take pride in their English and do everything they can to develop their skills.
In this blog post I want to share with you an insight into how some students take their English to the next level without relying to much on a teacher to help them improve.
If at the moment you feel stuck or frustrated with your progress, then perhaps from this post you can learn some tips and tricks that successful English students use to develop their skills.
How often have you set yourself a goal and actually achieved it?
If you have that’s fantastic, if you haven’t, keep reading this blog as I’m going to share with you 3 effective things you can do when setting a goal!
So, we all know setting goals are extremely important when you want to achieve something in life and of course in English. However, not many people actually reach their goal.
Let’s take a look at the 3 things you can do right now to get on the path to your success...
Have you ever wondered why some people seem to have no problem improving their English?
They seem to be able to use the language exceptionally well and have confidence in their abilities.
The reason for this is that they have found a way to take control of their own learning and use English in a fun and enjoyable way. They are what we call ‘active language users’.
To be successful with your English you need to become a language user not a language learner!
It’s always a pleasure to share advice with my students that can really make a difference. I’ve invited Amy Whitney, an expert ESL conversation teacher from Real English Conversations, to our blog to share the some of her top tips to improve English listening skills. I hope you enjoy this article as much as I did.
3 Tips To Improve Your Listening Skills
You might be surprised to know that almost half of the students that already have an intermediate to advanced level of English are having problems with their listening skills. Being exposed to ‘Real English’ can also expose new learning obstacles.
As a beginner, it is easy to create excuses or reasons for why you can’t understand something that you hear…
Those ‘beginner’ excuses aren’t valid anymore. You’ve already memorized hundreds of words, most of the grammar makes sense, and when you are reading with the subtitles or a transcript, you can understand perfectly.
Unfortunately, some of the most common advice on the internet about ‘how to improve your listening skills’ is actually really bad advice. In this article, you are going to learn 3 common mistakes students make while they are listening and what you can do to start improving fast.
If you asked any English teacher, what they think is the best ‘authentic’ reading material for you to improve your English, almost all of them would say a newspaper. I would have to agree with them. English newspapers are great. The main reason for this is because newspapers are much more current than textbooks. Textbooks can become outdated rather quickly. The reading material they contain can soon seem old fashioned and boring to the reader. However, newspapers contain up to date news and stories. Plus, you can read a different one every day.
The English language can be very confusing. Especially if you are learning British English. In Britain, we use a lot of slang. Slang is informal words, phrases and expressions that originate from groups of people or different regions. Slang is more common in conversational English than it is in written English. One of the reasons slang is so confusing for English learners is because there are so many variations regionally. For example, slang used in Manchester is very different from slang used in London. Also, the slang commonly used in American English is very different from what you find in British English.