Category Archives for Self Study

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

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How To Sound Human When You Speak English (Part 1)

A lot of English learners don’t think about sounding human when they speak English. Let’s face it… When we think about English… we think about words… We think about hours of sitting

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How To Learn English Without Wasting Time

The first step to learning any language is: passion. If you’re not passionate about the language (or at least interested in the language), you’re going to have a bad time. Case in point… When

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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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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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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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