Everybody has heroes and people they admire. We want to emulate successful people. English students want to be like English native speakers. In my opinion, as an English teacher, here are some great role models for your English.
Today’s episode is all about self correction, or correcting your own mistakes. 20140730_selfcorrection.mp3 The podcast is also available in the iTunes Store by searching for Get Great English or clicking here. Also, you can stream it on Stitcher here or in the sidebar.
Everyone has time that is spent waiting for people or waiting for things to happen, which is sometimes called ‘downtime‘. The next time you have some downtime, study English.
It’s fine to listen, watch, and read English; you do need input. Talking and writing are fine, too. However, you need to make sure you are really challenging yourself so that you can get better. If you can read and understand this website then I am sure you can give your opinion and reasons for … [Read more…]
I posted about describing medical problems earlier this week. Here are some links to deeper subject matter.
Here are some of the posts on Get Great English you might not have seen this week.
You will definitely make mistakes when learning a language and you will definitely learn from mistakes. Keep them in mind but don’t worry about them.
Even the healthiest person needs to visit the doctor sometimes. Here is some language you can use to describe common illnesses.
This week’s podcast is about daily routines. Remember, adverbs of frequency (always, sometimes, usually, never) go before the verb. I always wake up at half-past six. Adverbial phrases go at the end of the clause. I go running three times a week. 20140723_routine.mp3 The podcast is also available in the iTunes Store by searching for … [Read more…]
When talking about places or events it is often interesting or necessary to describe the atmosphere. How did it feel to be there? People want to know details like this so they can imagine the situation. This is true both when speaking and writing.