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
Resources for Learning
As I’m taking part in #languageadvent2022 (24 gifts for your language till 24th of December) on VK, I come across tons of interesting resources. So far the most precious, I think, has been a series of channels for different languages called Easy…… Read More »How to learn to understand native speech?
To continue on the topic of improving reading skills by reading articles, I’d like to share some resources I use for myself and my students. And let’s say that by articles I mean longer reads written by professional journalists, and… Read More »And where to find those nice articles to read?..
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)
Obviously, it depends on how you want to use your language. Some people are happy with casual chats on holiday and others want to read classical literature in the original. And there’s a huge difference in the number of words one has… Read More »How many words do you need to know in English?
How often do you come across nice words or expressions when you browse the internet? Do you save them anywhere? How to make it fast, without copying, pasting or typing them into dictionaries and translators? These are the questions I… Read More »My Word List – your ultimate app in learning vocab
In these trying times, I resort to desserts and languages. Desserts are soothing to make but dangerous to consume; they are likely to stab you in your back. Languages, in contrast, are one of the few sources of control and… Read More »Duolingo: Learning Languages in Self-Isolation