Links

Links

I know that I haven’t put up a podcast in a while; I am working on something that I hope is really cool.

In the meantime, here is an interesting podcast for intermediate speakers and higher.

I particularly recommend it for TOEFL or IELTS students but anybody who likes philosophy or thoughts about life should find it interesting.

Philosophy Bites – website.

Take Part in Seminar Discussions

Campus Week

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This week it’s Campus Week at Get Great English. I know the term hasn’t started yet but think of it as a little time to prepare before packing bags, unpacking, moving into halls of residence or a flat.

Participating in seminars can be quite intimidating, especially for non-native speakers in classes that have a native-speaking majority. Here are some tips to help you take part in seminar discussions with more confidence. This may also be useful in meetings at work or even informal discussions among friends about music, books and films.

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Be Strategic to Read Academically

Campus Week

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This week it’s Campus Week at Get Great English. I know the term hasn’t started yet but think of it as a little time to prepare before packing bags, unpacking, moving into halls of residence or a flat.

Reading for pleasure is usually different to reading for university. Reading for pleasure has no time limit, though if you have a great book it can seem like you have to read it quickly in case the world ends. You have to be strategic to read academically. Here are some academic reading strategies aimed at university students.

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How to Take Lecture Notes

Campus Week

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This week it’s Campus Week at Get Great English. I know the term hasn’t started yet but think of it as a little time to prepare before packing bags, unpacking, moving into halls of residence or a flat.

When you are at university you need to take lecture notes. 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.

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Discuss Things More to Challenge Yourself

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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 it.

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