We live in an age of discoveries.
Scientists have built a spaceship that could one day take us to Mars.
New human ancestors are being discovered every day.
And now we even have cars that can drive themselves!
What do you think when you read this title?
It’s English, right?
Or at least, you know the meaning of most of the words.
Don’t worry if you can’t put …
English speakers aren’t robots.
Too bad, right?
Wouldn’t it be great if they all sounded exactly like Siri when they spoke?
Unfortunately for English learners, native speakers all have their own unique ways of talking. There are thousands of English …
We all know how important it is to get out of our comfort zones.
That means we can’t keep doing things that are easy and expect to improve.
But that doesn’t mean you can’t be comfortable while doing difficult tasks.…
Making the jump from beginner to intermediate can feel like leaping across the Atlantic Ocean.
You know your verbs. You have the essential vocabulary.
So why is it so hard to understand a simple English conversation?
Music is supposed to be the universal language of humanity.
That might be true.
But you still need another language to talk about music itself.
And this is where the problem starts.
If you feel that a lack of knowledge …
Oh, no?I opened Instagram before lunch again.
All my friends’ pictures of giant sandwiches, colorful soups and chocolate chip cookies are seriously making me hungry.
I should’ve known! Food is one of the biggest topics of …
Some say that music is the universal language.
That might be true.
But it is the language of money that is universally understood.
No matter where you go and why you go there, you will need to talk about money.…
You know what’s sad?
The fact that we think magazines are all about gossip and celebrity photos.
It doesn’t have to be that way, though.
Take it from Maya Angelou. She said, “In a magazine, one can get?from cover …
Having trouble with intermediate English grammar?
Do you ever sit in English class and feel completely lost when the teacher talks about grammar?
That is how I felt when I was learning Spanish.
Every time the teacher would …
There’s a reason Hollywood loves to make hospitality movies.
I mean, the world of tourism is definitely not boring.
You see exciting places. You meet new (sometimes wild) people all the time. There’s a lot of drama and a …
Whatsapp me the time, would you?
Gonna. In a jiffy.
Is this how you sound when you speak English?
Maybe you don?t, but you should know that other people might.
Native English speakers among them.
During my first few days …
Do you feel nervous and forgetful when talking with English speakers?
When I was studying Spanish, basic conversational skills were the hardest thing for me to learn.
Whenever someone asked me a question, I would freeze up and forget how …
Afraid of thunderstorms?
Like to dance in the rain?
Find lightning beautiful?
Every year, storms roll across our cities?rain storms, snow storms, hail storms, etc.
That’s why most of us keep the Weather Channel bookmarked and ready on …
Tired of television?
Does it seem like you watch more ads than shows?
Do you leave an episode midway because you have no time?
Or do you simply need different things to watch?
Well, as with everything else, the internet …
You’re waiting for the perfect moment.
Everybody is holding their breath.
You wait a moment longer before expertly sharing the punchline?the final line of your joke.
And what you expected happens?everyone erupts into …
Let’s play a little game.
I want you to count how many ways you can say thank you in different languages.
Go on, take out your fingers and start counting!
Merci. Arigato. Gracias. Kamsahamnida. Xie …
“It’s all Greek to me!”
We say this when we don’t understand something.
Like spoken or written Greek, it just doesn’t make sense to us.
And that’s how many English language learners feel about idioms.
Idioms are funny, colorful and …
Learning a language isn’t a spectator sport.
Watching videos is a great supplement to your learning routine.
But you can’t watch your way to fluency?you need a little more interaction in your English studies.
Sure, all those hours you spend …
?Repeat after me??
How many times have you heard that in class or with your tutor?
Are you starting to feel silly repeating the same old English words and phrases?
Repeating spoken English?also known as shadowing?is an effective method …