Category Archives for Presentations

Becoming a Confident Speaker [Anxiety]

We’ve all experienced anxiety while speaking. We try to be confident, but it doesn’t always work. It goes like this: You’re talking to someone and you feel like your words are stuck. Your words

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How To Have Great English Conversations

Before we get into this week’s lesson on how to have great English conversations, I have a short story! Yesterday, I gave an online class about that had some technical issues (technical issues =

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Improve Your Critical Thinking Skills

In class I like to do a critical thinking skills evaluation on my students. I usually do it a week into the course. By that time, my students have had the time to read some of the material on the topic

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Impress Your Friends By Talking To Yourself

Do you ever freeze before replying to someone because you don’t know what to say? Or, do you avoid speaking to people, so you don’t have to use English? I know how it feels – I was the same (in another

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Academic English and EAP: What Are They?

You keep seeing Academic English and EAP, right? I didn’t see the word ‘academic’ until I became a university student. Fast-forward a few years later when I became a lecturer, and then

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9 Strategies for Better Speaking Exam Scores (And 3 no-nos)

To study in an English speaking country, you have to prove that you have a good level of English. There are a few different exams that are recognised, such as IELTS, TOEIC and TOEFL. The speaking sections

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Are You Using Silent Fillers to Improve Your Presentations?

“Silent Fillers errr how should I umm start this and errm…” We all do it. ‘Errr‘ and ‘Umm‘, also known as hesitations, are just a part of everyday speech (usually

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I Want To Sound Fluent. How Fast Should I Speak?

Should I speak quickly or slowly to sound fluent? A common belief is that you should speak quickly to sound fluent. But is it a fact? I’m sure you’ve seen American and British TV shows and thought,

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28 Beginner Phrases for a Great Group Discussion

Working as a group can be tough. Knowing which phrases to use can make the whole experience easier. In this post, we’ll cover the basic phrases you’ll need to have a successful discussion. There are

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