Here is a podcast special. The podcast will be back, probably in January and will be weekly again. Today’s podcast is about New Year. New Year Special 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 … [Read more…]
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…]
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.
I have written before about using your to-do list as a way to practise English but why not use your to-do list for more repetitive grammar study? You could use this system for present perfect tense, modals and contrasting the simple future, present continuous and simple past tenses. Present Perfect Tense Simply add the item … [Read more…]
So many of my students, mainly college students, keep reaching for dictionaries. Every time they see a word they don’t understand or get into a situation where they don’t know the perfect word in English like they do in their first language out comes their smartphone for the dictionary or their Casio Ex-Words. Every language … [Read more…]
This is how to make yourself study English. Change your phone’s settings to English if you haven’t already (or if you can). Change your computer’s OS language to English (if you can). In your work or college bag, take out any books, magazines or anything else that you don’t need that is not English and … [Read more…]
Students tend to spend a lot of money on equipment for studying English. In this post I have listed some of the best kits available for you. The Cheap Kit This consists of: a pencil or pen, a piece of paper, something to read or listen to, which could be a free magazine, newspaper or … [Read more…]
Even if you don’t own an e-book reader (or ebook reader), you can still download free samples to your smartphone or your computer. Download the app and go shopping in the Kindle store or the Kobo store (search for your local store) and download free samples of books. You’ll need to sign up but if … [Read more…]
I’ve talked about having enough study time in a previous post. Sometimes it is easy to feel that you don’t have enough time to read. You have a family, a job, other studies, a social life, etc. All this stops you from having time to read. In this article, from the business blog Fast Company, … [Read more…]