English learning tips

Wait… Is it fun, funny or ‘funny’?

Ahhh… confusing words…. Sometimes, I think that’s the real reason we learn languages – just to see how messed up other languages are. So far, I’ve studied five languages: German (at school) Spanish (at school) Korean (in Korea) Japanese (at university) Mandarin/Hokkien Chinese (in Taiwan) My most successful language learning experiences were when I  learnt …

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English learning tips

How To Take Control Of Your English By Looking In The Mirror

Taking control of your English seems like a strange thing to do. But think about it… For most of your English learning life, you have: Learnt what someone else has told you to learn. Done activities that someone else has told you to do. Learnt English when someone else has told you to. Turned to …

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The Rolling Baby Method for Quickly Learning and Using English

In this audio lesson, you’re going to learn a really useful tip for learning English quickly and internalising it, so that you never forget it. But not only that… This method will also help you to use the language like it’s your first language. Imagine being able to use phrases so quickly that you don’t …

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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 to make mistakes. When I talk to native speakers, my sentences are still disordered. The words that I know well have not …

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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 then something terrible happens… … Your co-worker/friend asks you a question. They say: “Do you want to go …

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