Today’s podcast is about nuance, which is the slight difference in meaning between words. It can be a bit tricky sometimes. I’ve explained some that are to do with clothes. Nuance- 8th October 2014 The podcast is also available in the iTunes Store by searching for Get Great English or clicking here. Also, you can … [Read more…]
I don’t believe in ghosts or anything like that but sometimes you get caught up in talk about the paranormal (things that appear real but don’t have a real explanation). Here is some vocabulary to talk about it. It might come in handy for Halloween next month.
Nobody’s life is amazing all the time. We all need to wait at the post office, do laundry and iron clothes. This post is to help you make your boring activities sound interesting.
Previously I’ve written about studying what you find interesting. This has built-in motivation and will help you talk about the things you do every day. However, sometimes you want to learn new things. To do this, become a ‘specialist’. Focus on a topic and learn vocabulary about it by listening and reading about it. This … [Read more…]
It is important to know word families for standardized tests like TOEIC, TOEFL, IELTS and Eiken. However, word families are not only important for those tests; they give you the ability to choose a different form of a word you know that is similar to a word you are trying to remember but cannot. In … [Read more…]
Some students worry about the vocabulary that they should make notes of and really try to learn. What vocabulary is important? There is no easy answer because it depends on the person. If you use English mainly at work, learn vocabulary by listening to podcasts or reading about your industry in English. If you use … [Read more…]