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English Harmony System

I’ve been blogging for what seems forever about the importance of learning English collocations.

I’ve been always saying that the basic components of English speech are word combinations and expressions rather than separate words.

And I’ve also been repeating myself ad nauseam that English fluency can be acquired much quicker if you mimic, repeat, memorize and use all those idiomatic expressions used by native English speakers in your own speech instead of sticking separate words together and applying grammar rules as you speak.

I’m even making effort to highlight idiomatic expressions in my blog posts in red so that you can clearly see which English word chunks are worth memorizing!

Today, I’m going to make it even easier for you.

I’ll start publishing on my Twitter account any English word combinations that are worth memorizing !

Basically here’s what you have to do:

  1. Go to EnglishHarmony Twitter account;
  2. Start following my tweets;
  3. Every time you read a new word chunk, repeat it a few times and make the effort to memorize it;
  4. Create a few English sentences containing that word combination so that you become comfortable using it;
  5. When you have more time – just browse through the different English expressions I publish and try to make a conversation with yourself using as many of those word combos as possible!

Here’s an example.

Let’s say for instance, you’re looking at seemingly unrelated English idiomatic expressions:

can’t be otherwise;
hinder your performance;
is it such a big deal;
put too much thought into;
such and similar;
worst of all.

The whole point of this exercise is to realize that you don’t need fancy English grammar to sound fluent.

All you need is large enough vocabulary of different English expressions and eventually you’ll start speaking fluently!

You just need to practice regularly so that you learn how to produce automatic English speech and to make it happen your sentences don’t necessarily have to make an awful lot of sense all the time.

Is the task of putting all the above expressions in a few sentences too difficult? Not really!

Here’s what I can come up with (improvisation is the key!):

So, you’re afraid of public speaking? But is it such a big deal that such and similar problems hinder your performance? Worst of all, if you put too much thought into it, your problems may get even worse; it can’t be otherwise!

So, do you see what I meant? It’s possible to create quite meaningful and logical sentences using JUST the word combinations I’m posting on my Twitter account!

Of course, when you’re speaking with yourself and learning to use those expressions in a normal English speech, you’ll be adding on more content and that’s totally fine! After all, we both understand that you just can’t make a conversation that consists entirely of such ready-to-go word chunks because it’s always necessary to specify things, people involved in the events, action, time, place and many more details so that you can get the message across effectively.

The word chunks, or combinations, or idiomatic expressions – whichever description you prefer – are crucial, however, to form the blueprint for your conversation. They enable you to speak fluently and most importantly – whenever you get stuck and can’t think of the right word to say, you can use one of those short phrases that can be used on nearly any occasion – such as “at the end of the day”, “as a matter of fact” or similar.

So just follow my tweets because I’ll be posting these super-useful English words chunks regularly along with sample sentences so that you can clearly see what each individual expression means and in what context it can be used.

Any questions or suggestions – please post them in the comments section below!

Robby 😉

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    Robby

  • Tojez_19

    so Robby, tell me about the download version of English harmony system 2.0 

  • Please read these articles I wrote about using Google to find English phrases and idiomatic expressions:

    http://englishharmony.com/improve-your-english-using-google/ 

    http://englishharmony.com/using-google-to-improve-english/ 

    I’m sure you’ll find them very useful because they address the very same question you asked!

    Regards,

    Robby

  • Vanilla_soul10

    hi Robby, can you help me if i wanna search about proper phrases for some sentences come across me how can i do search to phrases??

    thanks for your efforts 🙂

  • Hi Glays,

    Thanks for the comment, and you’re totally correct in saying that we have to stick with it and eventually we’ll see the results – that’s the spirit! 😉

    A couple of corrections – once you don’t mind!

    1. You’re doing a wonderful job (instead of ‘a wonderful work’). ‘Work’ is fine, it’s just that ‘wonderful job’ is somewhat a bit more common.

    2. A very good collocation to use in your last sentence would be ‘in terms of’:

    … please feel free to correct me if I have any mistakes in terms of grammar or phrases.

    I’ve started using ‘in terms of’ about half a year ago or so, and it’s a very handy phrase indeed!

    Best Regards,

    Robby

  • Gladys.

    Robby I have enjoyed reading this useful blog and I see you are doing a wonderful work, please keep on doing it.

    I study hard everyday and every day I learn something different that helps me in order to improve my English and also I know to speak fluent is a little bit difficult but we have to continue and we are going to see the results.

    It works!

    Robby one last thing, please feel free to correct me If I have any mistake in my grammar or the sense of the phrases please.

    Regards.

  • Hi Casey,

    And thank you so much for your nice words – they really mean a lot to me!

    Being aware of other fellow foreign English speakers finding my advice useful and more importantly – USING IT – makes all the time spent on running this blog worthwhile; it’s an incredible feeling!

    Thanks Casey!

  • It means “make much sense”!

  • Francisco Javier

    Your written English is already excellent but speaking the language is a different kettle of fish. It takes longer to become a fluent speaker but you’ll notice you’re making progress slowly but surely.

    I’m telling you this because I’ve also lived in a foreign country (England) and have experienced first hand how difficult it is to achieve native-like fluency.All the best.

  • Puputeh24

    Hi Robby, Make an awful lot of sense means?

  • Casey

    Hello ! I’ve been following your blog for quite some time now, and I must say it’s really helpful.

    For the first time in my life, I find myself in a foreign country – not an English-speaking one, which makes things a bit more complicated – but I have to speak English with fellow international students on a daily basis.
    Being quite used to talking in English on forums and so on, I thought I’d manage to speak fluently, but I’m always stuttering, looking for the right words, trying to pronounce things perfectly and so on…

    I recognize myself in many aspects of your articles : I love the English
    language – to the point of being jealous of native speakers, sometimes –
    and I just can’t speak English as well as I write it.

    So yeah, ever since I started reading your blog, I’ve become less self-conscious about my spoken English, even though there is still a  long way to go.

    So I wanted to say “thank you”. Really, thank you for sharing all these helpful tips.

  • No problem, I hope you’ll put that knowledge to good use! 😉

  • Lingani10

    Thank you Robby. Franckly what you’ve said should work much and I realise that with the words you’ve posted on your twitter page are the common expression use in spoken english . I’d like to thank you a very much for you’re doing.