As your English is progressing, you begin to understand more and more. You have less difficulty reading and communicating what you like. However, one area that may still remain a problem for you is your listening. Listening can be one of the most difficult tasks for English learners, as it can be hard to get … Continued
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One aspect of English that can be sometimes difficult to produce and understand is Phrasal verbs. Phrasal Verbs are actually quite common, especially in spoken English and informal texts (fiction, magazines, tabloid newspapers). They also usually have a more figurative meaning that can confuse the listener or reader. Also, they have grammatical aspects that you … Continued
Do you ever have difficulty speaking in English? Do you get worried that you will make a mistake while speaking? Or do you simply forget the words you need to communicate yourself. You shouldn’t worry as this is completely natural and happens to everyone when they learn another language. This can happen if you don’t … Continued
You may have memorised endless lists of vocabulary and you may know enough grammar to hold an everyday conversation but, do you sometimes still find it difficult when it comes to speaking?
Learning new vocabulary is so important when learning English. Vocabulary is the basis for all the other skills: reading, writing, listening and speaking. The more words you recognise and know how to use, the better your reading, listening etc will be. And when talking with friends, with a wider vocabulary you’ll be able to communicate … Continued
Do you like learning English while playing games? I certainly do! The good thing is that with mobile apps you can easily play games for enjoyment and they are so entertaining that you won’t even know that you are learning English at the same time. It’s so different to normal studying outside class.
When you’re learning English, it’s important to keep your motivation up. As with any task, there may be times when language learning feels a bit monotonous, so try different ways to practise and improve your English. How about Crosswords? Have you used these on your phone before? First of all, doing crossword puzzles involves combining … Continued
Nowadays with just a smartphone you can learn English on the go in lots of ways. You can listen to music with English lyrics, you can watch and listen to YouTube channels or ;podcasts for English learners, and let’s not forget using mobile apps. At the bus stop, on the subway, while waiting for a friend, at … Continued
Just when you thought that the verbs in English were so easy to learn (by only adding “d” or “ed”) you discovered the irregular verbs! Did you know that most verbs in the English language are irregular? There are over 180 of them! And they break all the rules!
Using the Internet can be a really effective way to hear new language being used in context. And unlike reading, it also feeds our 21st century need for screens! While you might have already watched plenty of YouTube videos, there are many other websites you could visit to improve your English outside one of our … Continued