Category Archives for Self Study

The Gym, Learning English and Planning [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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Would You Care For A Mojito?

The other day, I read something that really annoyed me. It was about some bartenders (people who serve drinks at bars) who are getting tired of serving mojitos. Now, if you didn’t know, a mojito

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Give Me Your Confidence!

From: The Confidence Killer. You might be thinking: “Who is this writing on English For Study?” Before I answer your question… I have a question for you. Have you ever walked away from

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Are You Feeling Lucky?

A big part of English learning success is luck. Most people think that hard work is the most important factor in learning English, but really it’s just an added bonus. Even the laziest person in

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Speaking Clearly With Common Speech Patterns

Last week I asked this question: What is the purpose of language? Most of the messages I got were pretty correct. Answers like: To express ourselves. To communicate with others. To tell people what we

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How To Remember English Words Easily

“How can I remember English words easily?” is a question I get asked often. But even when I get asked another question, it usually relates to remembering words and memory. Now, before we get

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Why Do You Forget Words?

Last time we looked at ‘short term memory‘ and why’ focusing’ just isn’t enough. So, just reading or listening to something is not enough to improve your English… In

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