This week’s podcast is about jobs and personality types. What kind of job suits your personality? I’m a teacher because I’m interested in listening to people and reading their stories. 20140709_jobs.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 … [Read more…]
A lot of advice about how to get better at English listening says that students need to understand almost everything in their independent study materials. I disagree with it because this is a useful guideline but it is not a rule; it is useful for a lot of people, but not everyone. Think about this: … [Read more…]
When you give presentations you might need to describe graphs. You also need to describe graphs in TOEFL and IELTS tests sometimes. Bar Charts Let’s look at bar charts first. This is the most common type of graph to appear on tests and in business or news media. It’s normal to compare the figures for … [Read more…]
This Monday there was a post about understanding difficult accents. I followed this up on Tuesday with an article about learning English and shortcuts. The podcast this week was about travel and summer holidays. On Thursday I wrote a post about using fillers. I capped it all off with a post about avoiding mistakes on … [Read more…]
Making mistakes is part of learning a language but you don’t want to make mistakes all the time, you want to be as accurate as possible as often as possible. Here are three steps to help you improve your accuracy.
Fillers are frequently used by native speakers yet students tend to leave them out. In today’s post I’ll tell you why you should use them.
This week’s podcast is all about travel. What are you doing for your summer holiday? Are you having a staycation or will you go to the beach? Maybe you plan on having a city break. Let me know in the comments. 20140702_travel.mp3 You might also find these posts about booking hotels and buying train tickets … [Read more…]
Students always want to know how to learn English quickly and effectively. There has to be some way of doing it, right? In this post I’ll let you know the four things you need to do to learn a language effectively and efficiently.