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.
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.
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.
Songs are an excellent resource for language learning, especially if you want to improve pronunciation.
What are the mistakes you can make when learning a foreign language? You will find that there are many answers to this question and interestingly, all of them are true in a way.
Everyone struggles with a new language at the beginning. You may have problems with bad pronunciation, cannot find the right word to express yourself, or simply keep messing up the grammar no matter how many times you repeat the rules.
These are all common mistakes, but they should not hold you back. The biggest reason why people make such mistakes is because they spend all the time studying and memorizing, and forget about immersing in the language. It is very simple – if you do not put what you have learned into practice, you will hardly succeed.
Can you say with confidence “I speak English fluently”? All students dream about improving their spoken English firstly because such skills can help them enroll into a university of their dreams and perform well there. Of course, there are many other possibilities to score high grades and handle all of the college assignments (discover more here) but the best results can be achieved only if you are fluent in the language of training!
If you are reading this article, then you want to find out how to speak English fluently and confidently. Excellent! In this post, we will assist you in training English speaking at home with ease by providing you with a list of effective tips that will come in handy for every student!
Hi guys, hello boys and girls and hello my dear fellow foreign English speakers!
It’s me, Robby from EnglishHarmony.com bringing you another video message which is going to be uploaded onto my YouTube channel and then it’s going to be embedded into a blog post on my blog EnglishHarmony.com and then I’m going to promote it for my Facebook followers, my Twitter followers, my LinkedIn partners so basically this message is being sent out for everyone who is interested in spoken English improvement basically, right? That’s what the whole thing is about.
And today’s video is about the fact that not everyone, right, listen to this carefully guys, not every English speaker out there uses the very same means of expression, right? And the reason I’m saying this is because I’m cranking out all these idiomatic expressions. If you head over to my blog site map page you may want to click on this link, right? Englishharmony.com/sitemap-page if I’m not mistaken. Anyway, I’m going to look at up later on and then I’m going to embed that link right here. So it might not be not the same exact link that I just said but you’re going to be able to click right here just like I said, right? And you’ll be able to see all those hundreds upon hundreds of videos and blog posts and a good chunk of those is idiomatic expressions, right? Collocations, idioms and so on and so forth, right?
The Internet allows individuals to hone their writing skills. Most of the blogs and news articles on the Internet are well-written. But those non-natives’ articles show poor English skills. As a result, it turns off readers. Non-native English speakers have a difficult time in getting into the writing market. But the language skills aren’t just vital to write blogs, but it’s also crucial to land a job. Thankfully, there are ways to master the art of essay writing. Even if you’re a non-native English writer, you can still perfect your writing skills and advance your career.
Here are some tips and tools that can help improve your English skills:
From time to time I encounter some sort of a written piece in English that’s hard to read for the simple reason that the author of that piece isn’t using contractions.
The moment I start reading the letter, e-mail or an article – whichever is the case – the full verb in its entirety, where it should just read its contraction after an apostrophe, is just standing out like a sore thumb.
Just compare the following two sentences which are just two versions of the same e-mail sent by Jimmy:
“Hello Jane, I’m writing to let you know that I’ve managed to squeeze in the items that hadn’t been delivered so they’ll be arriving tomorrow.”
“Hello Jane, I AM writing to let you know that I HAVE managed to squeeze in the items that had NOT been delivered so they WILL be arriving tomorrow.”