Of course, if you’re going to the country where the language you’re learning is spoken, you’ll get practice anywhere and there’s not much to write about. But, what if it’s not the case? Can you still do something useful for… Read More »Language Practice While on Holiday
Let’s say you have someone to talk to in English, maybe a native or maybe a person who knows the language much better. Does it mean that by speaking to them you will improve your speaking skills? Not necessarily. I’ve had… Read More »How to improve your speaking with real conversations
As I was writing my previous article, I wanted to add a bit about my cat: he often comes onto my desk, lies on it ( on my arm), purrs and beats his tail around. Then I thought, beats? Or what?… Read More »What do you know about cats’ tails? (Or a quest for the right translation)
How well do you know the English for what surrounds you on a daily basis? At home, at work, in the street or in shops? Oftentimes, we learn new vocab through books, videos, online courses or even conversations and then try… Read More »A simple technique to learn the words you really need
The idea is very simple: there are two things, you need to choose one and say why. Because it’s a speaking activity, the more arguments you give, the better. For example, ‘Which is better, cats or dogs?’ or ‘Which do… Read More »Make your choice! or an activity for developing Speaking skills
The good news is “Yes, you can”! Below is a video from a polyglot explaining how. The video is 17 minutes long, so to save your time I’ll mention his main ideas and develop them a little bit. Repeating everything out… Read More »Can you really improve your speaking without anyone to talk to?
As you go through your day, try to remember at least 10 words that start with a particular letter, say “a”. The words can be nouns, verbs, adjectives or adverbs. To make it more interesting, you may increase the number… Read More »Let’s activate some of your passive vocab!