Let’s continue to explore ways to use English (or another language) more in your everyday life. The previous part was about Reading and Writing and this one focuses on Listening (Watching) and Speaking. Just as a reminder, the idea is to make English part… Read More »More English Practice Daily – Listening and Speaking
Some years ago I was teaching in IT companies and I noticed that programmers were quite good at learning English. They were able to identify language patterns pretty quickly and put them to use straight away. On average, at least… Read More »How similar are learning a natural language and a programming one?
So, here are some ways to use English (or another language) more in your everyday life. We start with Reading and Writing. Reading practice Change the language on your phone, on your computer/ laptop and in the browser to English. You already… Read More »More English practice daily – Reading and Writing
Idiomatic language… isn’t it the most fascinating part of the English lexis? Something that gives colour, taste and texture to one’s speech or writing? (not sure I can use “texture”, though, but let it be) =) So let’s dive into it… Read More »How to notice lexical chunks: idioms, catchphrases, sayings and phrasal verbs
When you’re reading a text or listening to something/ someone, do you pay attention to words or phrases? And what about your vocab notebooks, do they contain words or phrases? Not once have I asked my students to highlight some interesting/ useful… Read More »How to notice lexical chunks: collocations
Here I want to share with you a type of activity that makes you repeat things but in quite an entertaining way =) The activity may be called … bubbles/ shapes/ circles, e.g. Preposition bubbles or Perfect circles. The idea is… Read More »Shapes of You – Guessing Games to Practise Grammar or Lexical Chunks