Tell Me What to Write About in 2015 and Win FREE Copy of EH System!

By Robby

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Free Copy of English Harmony System

Hello my dear blog followers ❗

Here’s the deal – if YOU suggest a GREAT topic for me to cover on my blog in 2015, you’ll automatically enter a draw for a chance to win one of 3 FREE copies of the English Harmony System – and I’ll do the draw LIVE in front of a camera.

In order to do it, you have to post your suggestion in the COMMENTS SECTION BELOW this article – as soon as you do it, I’ll write your name on a piece of paper and enter into the draw box!

But in case you already own the English Harmony System, here’s the kicker – I’ll give you a 30 minutes FREE FluencyStar chat session so either way you’re going to be a winner ❗

So, how does that sound?

Now, the topic you would suggest me to write about next year has to be related to English FLUENCY development and please bear in mind it’s NOT about me answering SIMPLE English grammar related questions.

As you may already know, the English Harmony project is centered around English fluency issues and grammar comes second, so here’s a great example of a very valid question which I could make into a full-blown article or a video:

Robby, I’ve bought plenty of English grammar books and I’ve become quite good at filling gaps into the exercises. When I’m trying to speak however, I’m not so good at it, so could you please write about how to use various English textbooks such as the Cambridge series in order to develop the ability to speak fluently?

So, as you can see, the person asking this question is facing a specific issue – they have plenty of English textbooks and they want to know how to use them best in order to develop ability to speak more fluently.

So for as long as your question is about anything English fluency related – speech anxiety happening for no apparent reason, inability to speak at a particular event, difficulties speaking at work, struggling to memorize new English vocabulary, finding it difficult to respond to people’s questions – you get the drift! – your question is going to be considered a contender for the draw.

Now, you can also ask SPECIFIC English grammar questions for as long as the fluency aspect is concerned – such as:

I’m finding it difficult to use the Past Perfect Tense in my speech, so maybe it’s best not to use it and just stick with the Simple Past? If I try to use the Past Perfect Tense, I just can’t speak fluently because I’m thinking too much!

But please don’t ask simple grammar questions such as “How to use the word “to be” in English?” because – just like I already said – my blog’s main focus is on the fluency aspect and that’s the way I’d like to keep it!

So, what are you waiting for?

Publish your suggestion for an article or a video for me to cover in 2015 in the comments section below, and you’ll automatically enter the draw!

Deadline for submissions: 31.12.2014

Draw date: 1.1.2015

Thanks so much in advance! 😉

Cheers,

Robby

P.S. Are you serious about your spoken English improvement? Check out the English Harmony System HERE!

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  • No problem! If you’ve any questions – let me know! 😉

  • Carlos Alberto Diaz

    ah thanks a lot Robby, I will go there to read and learn.

  • Hi Juhapekka, I just wanted to let you know there’s an interview available here on my blog: http://englishharmony.com/toefl/ where I’m discussing the TOEFL test and I’m also touching upon the grammar aspect of it – you’ll definitely find it interesting!

  • Hi Krunal,

    I just published the article about using the English verb TO MAKE, you can check it out here: http://englishharmony.com/english-verb-to-make/

    I hope you’ll enjoy reading this article and thanks for your suggestion!

    Cheers,

    Robby

  • Thanks Sivaram, but unfortunately the draw has already happened and you can’t participate in it: http://englishharmony.com/happy-new-year-2015

    Also, I’ve already created blog posts on this subject, please read these articles and I’m sure you’ll find them very interesting:

    http://englishharmony.com/write-in-english-better-than-speak/

    http://englishharmony.com/speaking-is-not-writing/

    http://englishharmony.com/written-spoken-english/

    Cheers,

    Robby

  • No problem! I’m glad that your name was drawn and thanks for the good wishes!

    Now, in order to proceed with issuing the program access details, please contact me at [email protected] and we’ll take it from there!

    Chat soon,

    Robby

  • Rumyana

    Thank you Robby! I was extremely happy to see my name among the winners and it’s not about the prize, it’s about the winning. Don’t get me wrong – I really appreciate the prize but the simple act to win something is so inspiring. That will raise my confidence, but confidence is very important to speak fluently, isn’t it? So I think you’ll help me twice – first with my self-relience and second with the valuable knowledge in the English Harmony System.
    Thank you, once again, and have inspiring 2015!

  • sivaram

    My topic is ” How spoken English is different from Written English”

  • Hi Rumyana,

    And congratulations with winning a free copy of the EH System!

    Please get in touch with me at [email protected] in order to obtain all the necessary details so that you can start using the product.

    Happy New Year!

    Robby

  • Happy New Year Sergey!

    You’re one of the 3 lucky people having won a copy of the EH System, so please get in touch with me at [email protected] in order to obtain all the necessary details so that you can start using the product.

    Robby

  • Congrats Shamil with winning the draw, and I’m convinced you’re going to benefit greatly from the EH System – believe me!

    So, please get in touch with me at [email protected] in order to obtain all the necessary details so that you can start using the product.

    Happy New Year!

    Robby

  • Hi Saddy, the video is published on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5iPXbzmfB-0 and I’m going to publish it on my blog later on!

    Happy New Year!

    Robby

  • Saddy, Chobaliko

    Hi Robby
    I have been scouring the EH blog for the video showing how the draw was made without any success. Could you assist me on where can I see the said video?
    Regards
    Saddy

  • Shamil

    Hi Robby!
    I never won anything in my life. And when I saw the last name from the draw was mine I was like, No way I won this! Then I watched the drawing part again and there it was my name on the paper. So it’s a great feeling to win something in the life. Plus to win English Harmony system, it’s the best present ever for English learner.
    I am positive that I will reach the new level of English with EH system.

  • dennis

    Yehey!

  • Thanks Saddy for the submission! Yours is the last one considered for the draw; soon enough I’m going to make the video where everyone is going to be able to see the draw happening!

    Cheers,

    Robby

  • Saddy, Chobaliko

    Hello Robby
    To the best of my knowledge, Fluency disorders such as Neurogenic disfluency, mixed fluency failure, Stuttering and psychogenic disfluency may hamper FLUENCY PROFICIENCY and EFFECTIVE COMMUNICATION when it comes to communicating in english or any other language. Could you please write on fluency disorders, expressing the best ways being BEHAVIURAL or otherwise to mitigate their impact on english fluency development. I do occasionally face the same issue when it comes to speaking in english or my native language. But it is quite tense when I speak in english. I will be grateful if this issue will taken into consideration in 2015 list of topics to be covered.
    Cheers
    Saddy.

  • Thanks Dennis, great suggestion! Tomorrow’s the draw, so we’ll see if you’re one of the lucky ones! 😉

  • dennis

    Hi robby
    I would like to suggest you to write how to engage our deep subsconcious to learn english

  • Perfect topic, thanks for the suggestion, now you’re a participant of the draw!

    Chat soon,

    Robby

  • charmaine

    would love to read something about how different types of learners (kinaesthetic, aural, visual, etc.) can optimise their fluency learning, in ways specific to their learning tendency/profile

  • Hi Sagar,

    Thanks for your suggestion, that’s a very valid question indeed! Your name has gone into the draw box!

    Cheers,

    Robby

  • sagar

    you may write about how a person can analyse his lavel of fluency so that he/she would know how much hard work will be there more to do

    , and with this exercise he/she would satisfy to himself/herself.

  • Thanks a lot for the submission!

  • Thanks Renmark for the suggestion, now you’re a participant of the draw as well!

  • Thanks Nick, I’ll definitely look at one or two of these topics next year, and I’m adding your name to others in the draw box!

  • jithendar

    you should write the discussion about corporate or enterprise employees who use engilsh as a communicaton which is a major tool to attain thier career objectives.. there are people have good vocabulry ,grammer but not able to present propoerly goes on.

  • renmark

    using your own speech tell your readers on how to enjoy life more efficient ,theres allot of people wich have tons of money and yet can’t enjoy their lives having a onegoal in mind to see how much fun it is to have your hard works come a very useful memory something that you can use some day in the future ,giving pleasure to your self like sightseeing and aeverything! 🙂

  • nick

    Hi Робби

    This is Nick again

    I think you have been doing a great job on your blog for many last years

    It’s possible to find your opinions and hints concerning practically any aspect of English learning among your several hundreds of articles and videos.

    May be it’s the time for you to look at the world and life more widely and to share your thoughts with us.

    Below are some themes which should be interesting enough (simply for instance);

    1) International family: pros and contras

    2) Globalisation, national states and problems of peace on the Earth

    3) Scientific discoveries and hypothesis which struck you

    4) N books which changed my life

    5) N people who changed my life most of all

    6) Which political system would be the best in XXI century ?

    And so on …. You can name it.

  • Hi Nick,

    Would this article answer your question: http://englishharmony.com/english-learning-for-beginners/ ?

    Chat soon,

    Robby

  • Thanks a lot Manel for your suggestions – unfortunately (or maybe it’s not so unfortunate?) I’ve covered them both on my blog in the past:

    http://englishharmony.com/reverse-psychology/

    http://englishharmony.com/hesitation/

    http://englishharmony.com/develop-english-listening/

    http://englishharmony.com/good-ear-for-listening/

    Cheers,

    Robby

  • Hi Ashkeen,

    Speaking of the first topic – I’ve already covered it, please check out this article: http://englishharmony.com/gestures/

    As for the “Project writing skills” topic – sounds like a good one, thanks, your name has gone into the draw box!

    Cheers,

    Robby

  • Thanks Kedir for the suggestion; I’d like to focus on English learning and improving related topics on this blog though…

    Cheers,

    Robby

  • Thanks Shamil,

    I’ve written about similar topics in the past, check out this blog post for example: http://accentadventure.com/too-much-focus/

    I will, however, create another entry on this blog dedicated to this topic you suggested, so thanks a lot and needless to say – now you’re part of the draw as well!

    Cheers,

    Robby

  • Thanks Hamida,

    It’s a really great topic – I just looked up “Critical Pedagogy” and it turns out it’s something that deeply resonates with the English Harmony learning philosophy!

    Your name is in the draw box!

    Cheers,

    Robby

  • Hi Konnie,

    I was doing it at one stage and I even started a new blog dedicated to that: http://bestenglishfiction.com/

    Then I figured I just haven’t got enough time for it and then I abandoned the whole idea altogether…

    You can still read about my favorite books and watch videos where I discuss them on this blog: http://bestenglishfiction.com/

    Regards,

    Robby

  • Hi Sivagami,

    While I appreciate your suggestion, I have to decline your submission simply because it’s got nothing to do with the English language.

    Sorry about that!

    Regards,

    Robby

  • nick

    hello Robby

    You have told previously your personal story about your english learning, your issue with spoken fluency and so on.

    Mostly of us used to use the grammar-translation method in the beginning as well.

    It would be so interesting to know what you would like to advice for very beginners who live in non english speaking country now.

    What way to mastery of english could you recommend for them?

    Usually, all gurus like talking about what we should do since an intermediate level on.

    But everybody hold back from answering where people with the intermediate level of language appear from.

  • Manel Terranti

    HI Robby ,

    i hope that you are fine

    i would suggest two topics for you ! the the first one is about confidence ,How to have a confident in speaking English? or you can speak about some common speech disorders like Stuttering and Cluttering

    the second topic is about listening : how can listening practice help to be a good speaker or let’s say how to use listning tasks to impove your speaking
    thank you Robby for all your help
    best regard

  • ASHKEEN AHMED

    Dear Mr. Robby Kukurs,

    I am Ashkeen Ahmed, I am an Anglophone from India. Sir When It
    comes to speak in English. We don’t have facial expressions However, when
    English speaker speaks in English they have facial expressions.

    I would like you to write about facial expressions, if you
    speak English positive word and give negative expressions it changes the
    meaning. Alongside I would like to write about “Project writing skills” How to
    write any kind of project and in which tense we have to write

    Commonly made errors as well. Here in India people make blunders.

    Make mistake: they say commit mistake or do mistake.

    My pen is not writing: they say my pen is not working

    Help us out sir

  • jithendar

    hi robby.. you should write about confidence while initiate the talk. to do this one should attain inner peace through meditaion.

  • prem

    Hi i’m prem 2015 lot of achievements and all success start here to all of every lovable friends than go your aim way to search and cache and next achievements. win your torget

  • kedir

    Hi Robby, English harmony for peace building and conflict prevention
    this not only for the English language but to be a good harmony relationship for different religious follower and for human being.

    thank u for ur goodwill

  • Shamil

    Hi Robby. Could you make a video about
    how to speak more clearly? When I am trying to speak my speech sounds like my
    mouth full of rocks. In my mind, I can say English words clearly, but when
    voicing them I mumble. How to overcome that problem?

  • Hamida

    Hey Robby, I would very much like to suggest writing about the Role of Critical Pedagogy in minimizing EFL learners’ anxiety in oral presentations or even peer conversations 🙂 .Many of us feel uncomfortable when we ungrammatical the rules for the sake of fluency ,this in turns results in being sent up or mocked 🙁 .When there is an application of critical pedagogy ,thinks will be different because it it is a kind of raising awarness and consciousness towards democratic learning :),

  • Konnie

    Hi Robby, I would suggest you to write about poems that you like and some thoughts and analysis of your favourite books 🙂

  • Sivagami

    I want to suggest that abolition of terrorism and spread of peace is good for writing as it is need of the hour.

  • bilal

    I didnot know about any other…..it is just my own opinion….

  • Hi John,

    I’ve written about a similar topic: http://englishharmony.com/practice-spoken-english/ but I haven’t touched upon the one you just suggested – so I’ll definitely write about it next year!

    Thanks a lot!

    Robby

  • Thanks Camille for the topic, I’ll definitely write about it!

    Needless to say, you’re participating in the draw now as well.

    Regards,

    Robby

  • Thanks Juhapekka, as you rightly pointed out, I’ve touched upon all the related issues but I haven’t clearly defined this problem, so I’m definitely going to do it!

    You’re in the draw now!

    Cheers,

    Robby

  • Sorry Bilal, this topic has already been suggested by someone else in the comments below; please choose a different one! 😉

  • bilal

    Hi Robby
    My suggestion s that we can speak english fluently in front of our daily recongniser but it is very hard to speak in front of new person. Specially infront of native user

  • IOANNIS

    Hello Robby,
    I think that you should write something about the connection between psychology and fluency. I mean fluency is often blocked by
    psychological factors such as the fear of failing and making mistakes. Therefore, if we learn to accept mistakes as part of the learning process, we may unlock ourselves and start speaking better.
    IOANNIS

  • Juhapekka

    I had to think a while what you haven’t written before or what I haven’t suggested already. But I’m sure there are going to be hundreds and thousands and surely even more good topics you can write about in the future. I noticed also that someone suggested similar topic I suggested before about doing IELTS, TOEFL, Cambridge exams, etc and about the necessity of
    traditional grammar studying in them. That’s surely the great and also wide topic to cover next year. It’s probably a demanding
    and a bit time-consuming project to write about them but I’m eager to find out what is your present opinion on the role of grammar studying in them and what kind of grammar studying you have to do or is simply memorizing natural speech patterns and natural collocations enough which I’m sceptical because there are many tricky grammar and vocabulary questions in those exams and memorizing the sufficient amount of speech patterns and natural correct collocations without acquiring colloquialisms and commonly used wrong grammar structures (possible even among native English speakers) which are perceived as mistakes in the exams is very challenging and it takes maybe too much time. And you have to also memorize them sufficiently well so that you develop the gut feeling about what is wrong and what is right but the problem is that this process takes a huge amount of time if you want to get the best possible scores in Cambridge English: Proficiency (CPE) which is the most difficult Cambridge exam according to their website http://www.cambridgeenglish.org/exams/proficiency/ . I really don’t have any kind of clue how difficult this exam is comparing to other exams like IELTS or TOEFL but this is just an example and you get the drift. And only getting the best scores in those tests by using traditional methods counts for nearly nothing in real life if you can’t use that knowledge in real professional situations and you can’t talk properly and naturally with ordinary people. That’s why those kind of tests can be a real double-edged sword.

    I have still one other topic I haven’t suggested before and you haven’t written about this specific problem in detail or so I thought but then I realized that many components of the solution are to be found in here and there in your blog and actually your whole blog touch upon this problem somewhat but my point is that there are learners who feel that the abundance of material in your blog is overwhelming and they can’t find the exact solution for their problem. Well, there is the FAQ or the first steps to English fluency http://englishharmony.com/how-to-improve-english/ but it can be too difficult to find the specific advice for people who feel that they are completely hopeless when it comes to speaking English or any foreign language and they feel inability and speech anxiety to such kind of degrees that they can’t speak foreign language in any circumstances at all and they can’t speak at all even in completely stress-free environment like speaking with good friends or with
    themselves despite the fact that they have a quite decent knowledge about English. These kind of people don’t get benefits from fluency management techniques because there isn’t anything fluent in their speech that they can manage and thus much advice in your blog is irrelevant for them. They simply believe they are untalented in foreign languages and specifically in their spoken form. I was clearly one of them but I’m not anymore. What’s changed since then? Am I speaking much more better than before or have I improved my fluency considerably or am I much more confident? Answer for any of these questions is no because I haven’t practiced my spoken English and my all other necessary skills sufficiently and I truly realized the importance of spoken
    language over a year ago or so. Of course, there are many sides in this issue which you have elaborated already and you have
    also written about lowering our standards and they all have affected to my fluency issue but what truly helped me was that I
    lowered my standards tremendously when it comes to speaking but at the same time I still continued to learn more about English
    and thus developing my knowledge in English. It helped because before I kind of felt all the time that I’m forced to speak sufficiently well because I have a decent knowledge in English but it’s not true: I had learnt English in its written form and if I remember right I didn’t speak freely and creatively in my English classes not even once. It feels absurd but it’s true: The amount of my speaking practice was really zero after my long school studies. Of course, there were reading out loud and cramming words by repeating them out loud many times (and creating unnatural associations) and even few role plays and one short discussion but they were so mechanical and artificial that they didn’t contribute much or practically at all to our speech and so on and so forth. So the point I’m making here is that anyone who wants to speak fluently has to start speaking simply and even very, very poorly and then to build upon that by mimicking, adjusting our pronunciation according to natural input and then using the same expressions as freely and creatively as possible and then doing it again and thus becoming better and better. And I believe also that almost any kind of hesitation, struggling, stuttering, stammering, mumbling and messing up the whole speech is due to the fact that our mouth is uncomfortable and unfamiliar to produce the natural strings of English sounds. The same process in its written form happened when we learned to read and write in the school but the real problem is that there wasn’t any kind of learning process when it comes to speaking and even to listening. Therefore we have to lower our standards tremendously even to a beginner level and to start the whole process again in its spoken form by learning English language through careful speaking and listening which are inseparable in reality. And even much more important point is that no one can expect anyone to speak somewhat decently if they haven’t practiced specifically their spoken language! That’s very
    simple truth but I have started to believe it’s one of the biggest reasons behind my and others’ speech anxiety and confidence problems.

    I could have said this before but it’s so damn simple that I didn’t realize it. I wasn’t sure how to put these thoughts into words but I hope you get the drift well.

    And thanks Robby for asking the topics!

  • Camille Sayoc

    Hi Robby! I listen to English songs a lot but I’ve noticed that I don’t understand half the words that I hear most of the time. I always have to look up the lyrics in order to understand the song. I have peers who are fluent in English and they could clearly distinguish the words in one go. What’s the reason behind this? Thanks Robby!

  • john smith

    Hi Robby! Could you cover in your video how to easily find a native English speaker, I am living in non-English speaking country, to practice with for free? And how to approach him or her without being annoying? Should I have some plan of questions to ask?
    I need natives to see how my pronunciation is, if my English comprehension on a good level and so on. I registered on many English learning websites in order to find a speaking partner, but they are crowded with non-natives and fewer natives.

    And other options are not for free so they are out of the question.
    I would’ve been glad to see your response how to deal with
    that issue.

  • Thanks for the topic suggestion Hector, I really appreciate it!

    Cheers,

    Robby
    P.S.
    Obviously your name is included in the draw now, fingers crossed… 😉

  • Thanks Joci, I’ve actually written about it before, please read this article where I’ve explained principles any beginner English learner should follow: http://englishharmony.com/english-learning-for-beginners/

    Speaking of a course – there’s no reason why I couldn’t work with total beginners on my Skype-based program called Fluency Star http://fluencystar.com/ When it re-opens next year, I might actually include an option for beginner English learners there!

    Cheers,

    Robby

  • Thanks for the question Rumyana, it’s a good one!

    I’m definitely going to touch upon it next year – and needless to say you’re now participating in the draw!

    Thanks,

    Robby

  • I’ve actually posted a very extensive blog post on this matter, please read it here: http://englishharmony.com/desire-to-translate/

    I’m sure it will shed some light on the issue!

    Cheers,

    Robby

  • That’s a very valid question Sergey, thanks for asking! And thanks so much for the nice New Year’s wishes – Many Happy Returns to you and your family!

    Your name has now officially gone into the draw!

    Chat soon,

    Robby

  • You’re damn right about it David.

    I’ve made similar observations during my Fluency Star Skype sessions and I’ll definitely touch upon this subject in the article!

    Thanks for your 2 cents!

    Robby

  • Hi Fab,

    This is definitely a great topic, thanks!!!

    Your name is gone into the draw box for the draw!

    Cheers,

    Robby

  • Hi Agnes,

    As a matter of fact, there is a Small Talk section on my site – here it is: http://englishharmony.com/small-talk/

    I update it regularly and it’s got a good few phrases in it that can be used in all sorts of social situations!

    Cheers,

    Robby

  • Sorry Kanaga, did you mean how to write a CV?

  • Hi Krunal,

    I’ve already published an article on how to use the simple verb “to get” – now I’m going to do another one about “to make” as per your request.

    Thanks for participation!

    Cheers,

    Robby

  • Thanks Abhik for the suggestion, now you have a chance to win the EH System!

  • Hi Marzouq,

    You mean making videos such as these?

    http://englishharmony.com/come-up-with/

    http://englishharmony.com/to-get-across/

    Fair enough, I’ll do more of them next year!

    Thanks for your submission, your name is in the draw box!

    Cheers,

    Robby

  • Perfect suggestion, I’ll definitely cover doing various tests in the early stages of 2015! Your name is included in the draw!

  • Hi Carlos Alberto!

    Believe it or not, but you can find this EXACT type of content in my products – both EH system http://englishharmony.com/improve-spoken-english.php and Accent Genie program http://accentgenie.com/ consist of 120 videos total which are stuffed with phrases and sentences covering all imaginable life situations!

    Regards,

    Robby

  • Hector TCD

    Hi Robby. I suggest that you write some articles about “How to remember phrasal verbs without mixing them up” using, let say, the 100 most frequently used phrasal verbs. Thank you very much in advance!

  • Carlos Alberto Diaz

    I would like to suggest to do about 60 short videos talking alone or with another persons about different matters covering a lot of situations of real life, with transcripts in english, without translations. The themes can be about a lot of different questions so students will be interested in many of them, improving the prounciation and increasing their vocabulary with new phrases.

  • That’s an interesting topic Fab – should learning be ‘fun’? Should it *always* be fun..?

    I was thinking about it this week. I had a new student, and after our first lesson I thought to myself: “Hmm, that wasn’t really fun..” I then wondered what she thought.

    However, and this is the kicker – what we did was some really good practice of pronunciation. For the first time ever a teacher told her how we link words together (eg “I had a nice day” – had, nice and day will be stressed, while the smaller words are linked in with the bigger words, so it all flows nicely).

    As a learner, I have a new dance teacher, and it’s not traditionally ‘fun’. He’s really serious. But after 5 or so lessons with him, I’m already dancing better.

    Most teachers and learners will say they want ‘fun’ but if someone is damn serious about learning, they will overlook this if they can then see their progress.

    But for sure, no one wants ‘boring’ 🙂

  • Le Hai

    Hi Robby, you ‘ve suggested that we can improve fluency by stopping trying to remember the exact word and saying something even it sounds incorrect, silly and stupid. For example, we can forget about grammar in some specific situations when you don’t want to put your brain into overdrive trying to remember the exact grammar construct. I totally agree with you. However, as international English tests like TOEFL or IELTS have become more crucial that many people, including me, consider it as the target when we learn English, I think you should mention it in your blog in 2015. These tests have discrete Speaking part and because they design specifically for academic purpose, the examiners must ensure fluency as well as grammatical accuracy (they are both included as criteria for marking). So can you tell us how to deal with these tests, which books to use, how to brainstorm when we have to present about a given topic, how to speak more complicated sentences to raise our scores or just generally about what you think about these tests?

  • Joci Szántó

    I
    have an idea. You are vety helpful to be a fluent. So, you show us how
    can we fluent from the advance level of knowledge. But can you show us
    how can we raise our knowledge from thw beginner level? What need to
    learn? Or any offer ? Software ? Website or course?

  • Rumyana

    Hello Robby, I’m quite fluent with non-native English speakers, but when it comes to communicating with natives – it’s quite hard for me. The question is – why it is far more easy to find the words and expressions when there is a non- native in front of you and are you really fluent if you cannot communicate with the natives on the same level? Thank you in advance.

  • bravoleon5020

    Robby, I’d been studying english by myself, using CD,mp3-downloa and podcasts, but I have a great problem in a conversation I can’t understand because I tried to translate into my own language word by word. How can an adult avoid it?

  • sergey

    Hi Robby! The topic I could suggest is about pronunciation, an accent. I know you’re not a native speaker, but your English is excellent in my opinion. Believe me I don’t flatter you, I know what I say. I used to be a pilot of the cargo plane, AN-12, (I’m sure you know that aircraft). Where was I? Yes, the pilots and air-controllers speaked very different English, I could surely recognise who was speaking: German, Arab or Chinese or someone else..My English was very feeble that times but I remember it! We were laughing about how some pilots were speaking(air-phraseology is pretty standart). Now I understand how we were silly and young, maybe our English was weird, who knows? Therefore, my question and suggestion to reveal this theme is: how to avoid the ridiculous sound in non-native language? I bet you know the answer. You’re originally from Baltica and you know that people from there speak Russian in my country very well but with a light accent and the accent is pleasant and charming(especially your women!). From another hand, some people sound weird and rediculous, as father to the South. To make this story shorter, I’d like to hear what you think about it. Hope you explain it in your next lessons. Please excuse my grammar, I’m not good at it and this problem doesn’t bother me at all (your tip, by the by, thanks). I just want to improve my speaking and listening skills. My good wishes to you and yours in 2015, Robby!

  • Fab Farn

    “A Business has to be involving, has to be fun, has to exercise your creative instincts!” by Richard Branson.

    Hence, the faster way to learn English effectively should be a learning system which is involving, fun and creative at the same time!!

    Obviously in all 4 skills!!

    All the best!

    Fab, greetings from Italy.

  • Agnes

    Hello,
    I would like to read about english( phrases) which can be used in a social situations ( I mean small talk) . I can admit that I am quite fluent in English speaking environment at my work but sometimes I am quite confused about natural behaving and speaking during social events .
    It would be interesting to read something about this .
    Cheers

  • Kanaga Valli

    Hi robby.. I m very proud to say that u also a reason for i m typing in english.. thank you so much .. pls write a topic abt how to write a Biography.. once again thank you soooooooooo much ..

  • krunal prajapati

    hello robby, i hv seen most of hollywood movies..but without english subtitle its become quite difficult..from movie and serials i have come to the topic about use of make and get..e.g.” i wanna make him to do for me”..how we use it in speech..i tried but..i can only speak simple english..

  • Abhik Sarkar

    I would like you to write an article or make a video about Effect of informal Spoken English in writing and Correction of this flaw. This may be also called “Creating a Bar between Written & Spoken English”.

  • Marzouq Zyoud

    I would like to suggest talking about different usage of common verbs and phrasal verbs in particular.

  • Perfect topic for a blog post, I’ll definitely cover it next year, thanks so much!!! Your e-mail has gone into the draw box! 😉

  • Although you may have addressed this issue but you probably haven’t in detail .. You could talk about imagining the situation related to that particular idiom , most people say I learn the idiom I repeat it a good few times and then when I need it , it doesn’t come out automatically and spontaneously . for instance the idiom ” to steal someone’s thunder ” you will probably never remember this term when its called for but if you imagine the situation lets say ,, on your wedding day someone says hey guys I am pregnant now she is definitely stealing the bride’s and groom’s thunder .. whenever you are in that type of situation and someone does that you will naturally remember the term or at least I hope you will ): thank you Robby you are great