When you are at university you need to take notes in lectures. This is something you can practise online with video lectures (about your field of study or some elective courses you might take) so you develop the skills you need before you start university. In this post, I explain how to take lecture notes, … [Read more…]
One of the first things students are taught when they are learning writing skills is not to answer questions with further questions. In conversations, however, it does happen.
Can you sum up, that is repeat something in a short way? This is what you should learn if you want to make yourself clear when explaining things.
When you are talking and can’t find the words you need, you need something. I’m going to tell you how ‘something’ can help you when you can’t remember vocabulary.
In today’s post we’re going to look at the filler ‘you know’. You can use it at the start or the end of a sentence.
There are so many ways to say you are tired in English. Why not use more interesting vocabulary when you’re worn out?
When you move up to the pre-intermediate stage in your learning there are some tricky bits of grammar that are very useful to learn. One of the main pre-intermediate obstacles is the confusion between ‘you have done it’ and ‘you have got it done/you have had it done’. Here’s how they work.
Today’s post is about similes, which describe something by comparing it to something else, often unrelated. The ones I’ll show you in this post are quite clichéd (overused) but you’ll hear native speakers use them from time to time.
“What kind of crazy talk is this, Marc? You can’t count uncountable nouns!” I hear you say. Oh, yes you can. You only have to use your loaf.
A lot of students have problems using the correct form of the word they need when they are speaking. Here are some examples of how to use the words ‘safe’, ‘safely’ and ‘safety’. As a bit of homework, you could write a sentence using each word. Leave them in the comments and I’ll check your … [Read more…]