Learn More English Vocabulary With Pokémon

Today’s lesson is a bit geeky… I think I was 9 years old when I first entered the world of Pokémon. I remember my granddad bought me an imported copy of Pokémon Blue (his favourite colour was blue)

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I Make Mistakes When I Speak in English [New Video]

I received an interesting email from an English For Study subscriber the other day about English speaking frustrations. The email read: “ For me, the big frustration is to speak. I am always afraid

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10 Polite English Ways To Turn Down An Invitation

It’s 4:58pm. You’re about to finish work for the day. You’ve been thinking about going home, putting your feet up and relaxing all day. You can’t wait to get home, take your shoes off and relax. But

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What’s The Best Way To Learn Grammar?

What’s the best way to learn grammar? Should I read or do grammar exercises? It’s an interesting and common question. It’s also one which makes me smile – “what’s the best way to….?” “What’s

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Reach Your English Goals Faster With These Three Questions [Self Study Series]

What are you English goals? Have you ever really spent much time thinking about them? A lot of people say they just want to speak really well or speak English like a native. OR… They say they’re

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Planning: The ‘Secret English Learning Weapon’? [Audio Lesson]

Is planning really the key to success? It could be. One thing’s for certain, though: Some of the most successful language learners (and people in general) plan. Even if they’re not doing it

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How To Find New Vocabulary Easily [English Self Study Series]

Do you know how to find new vocabulary? Okay, maybe that’s a difficult question. Here’s another one: How often do you try to improve your vocabulary? Every week?  Every day? Sometimes? Never? I’m

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How To Use Confusing Adjectives That End With -ing And -ed

Ahhh, confusing adjectives… Today we’re going to make confusing adjectives a bit less confusing, by listening, reading and watching all about them. At the end, I’ve even made a quick

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Are You Guilty Of This? [English Learning Mistake]

Are you guilty of this? You see something interesting on Facebook or in your email, you read it, and then you forget about it… If you’re guilty of this… go on, put your hand up… don’t

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It Could Have Died… [Grammar]

The other day, my beautiful, pregnant wife and I were talking about the turtle we saved the other day. She said, “if the turtle doesn’t eat, it could have died.” Uh oh… English

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