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Tips on How to use Contextual Thinking to Gain a Native-Speaker Level

Learning a second language is definitely not a cup of tea to the learner neither is it a straightforward job for those teaching it. Both teachers and those learning a second language find it hard especially when getting started. However, this is not to imply that it is not possible to learn it. First, the work becomes a lot easier when the person teaching the language understand the connections between the learner’s first language and the second language. This definitely becomes a motivating factor to students. For instance, those learning English as a second language have largely used professional essay writing service companies to get assistance on this matter. This is usually a good starting point and with continued exercise and practice, a learner can sharpen their skills on the new language.

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7 Ways to Improve Speaking a Foreign Language Online

Learning a new language is difficult at the best of times. Although it’s been proven that the best way is to jump straight in and start living in that country, this is always easier said than done.

For some of us, there’s simply no time to start a class, or maybe it’s not what you want, and you just want to start learning your chosen language in your own time. However you want to learn, you’ve got the biggest information resource to ever exist at your disposal.

Today, we’ll explore several ways you go approach learning a new language online, making it easy for you to learn fluently and in your own time. [click to continue…]

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The Most Frequent Speech Errors to Avoid

It’s common knowledge that English is one of the most popular languages in the world. This is both good and bad when it comes to everyday use of the language, no matter if you are a Native or a foreign speaker.

English language is both flexible and easy to grasp at first, but it still proves to be too much for many speakers. Some of the most common pitfalls are common in American, English as well as foreign speakers and they can be easily avoided.

Using “much” and “many”

Depending on the context of your sentence and the message you are trying to communicate, using these two words and mixing them up can be quite common. Using “many” with words that apply to countable objects is the proper way to use the word, while “much” can be applied to uncountable items.

“Many apples have fallen from the trees.” / “Much apples have fallen from the trees.”

You can easily see that the second sentence makes little sense when you think about it. Using “much” with items such as fuel, water, air and others is the proper way to do it. Knowing this can help you avoid your next speaking mistake without any worries whatsoever.

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12 Tricks to Learn English From Movies

Learning a language that people are very fluent in can at times be intimidating. However, you can make it and one day become as fluent as them. Many people have succeeded in becoming very fluent in a language they did not know initially. Well, there are quite a number of ways to learn English. Watching and listening to conversations in movies is one of these great ways. Movies produced in English are a great resource if you want to improve your vocabulary. They have been a suitable option for many. If you love movies, you can use them to learn English today. Watching movies done in English is a perfect way to enhance your English particularly in your listening and speaking skills. If books are tiring for now, sit back and use the following 12 tricks to learn English from movies.

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Is It Possible To Sound Too Fluent in English?

Most of you guys visiting this blog have certain English fluency related issues, the most typical of which is the tendency of getting “stuck” while speaking. It’s the terrible feeling of “I know exactly what I want to say, yet for some reason or another I can’t seem to be able to say it out loud!”

So I guess if you were to hear another foreign English speaker who can speak for hours on end in a way that it would seem you just can’t shut them up, you’d be thinking to yourself – “I wish I could speak like that…”

Well, as the old saying goes – be careful what you wish for! [click to continue…]

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Why You Should Already Stop Reading That Boring Book

If (like me) you have a voracious appetite for reading and want to devour a great deal of literature before you die, you must have encountered a rather common but not enough spoken about conflict: whether to complete boring books or not! And that includes the boring classics too. Boring books test our patience, reading abilities and end us up in agony. Especially if you are the completist kinds. We have all read boring classics in our lives. The books that are thought to be important, but for us, they are mind-numbingly boring. Some people think that you can come to a conclusion about the book only if you read it till the end. While it is partly true, completing every book that you get a hold of is unrealistic. And more importantly, it shouldn’t be done — even if you think that it is important. [click to continue…]

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If you spend about half an hour browsing articles and videos on this blog, you’ll learn pretty quickly that I’m all about doing loads of self-practice in order to improve the level of spoken English – this is the single biggest contributor to my own fluency improvement and that of my students as well.

For most people, when coming across this approach for the first time, this may sound really weird, and it takes some time to get used to the concept of speaking in English without a conversation partner. Once they realize though, that this type of practice is in fact no different to speaking with others, they embrace it and their spoken English experiences a rapid improvement.

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Have you ever wondered why American and British English were so different?

The pronunciation, in particular, is quite different. It’s the same language, but an American doesn’t really feel comfortable among British speakers. And vice-versa. They might not understand every word, and the accent certainly sounds funny.

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Whether we like it or not, I think at this stage we have to admit that there’s no denying the importance of the English language.

It started spreading around the world with the onset of the British Empire, and as it currently stands, it’s the lingua franca of the world.

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7 Songs to Listen for Better English Articulation

Songs are an excellent resource for language learning, especially if you want to improve pronunciation.

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