Category Archives for Speaking

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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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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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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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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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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The Building Blocks of English Conversation

Yesterday I told you about an English lesson I heard on the radio… To cut a long story short… the ‘English lesson’ on the radio was the opposite of helpful. The hosts of the radio show

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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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Using Your Memory To Learn English

So far this week, we’ve looked at two important ways to learn English: 1. Walking before you can run Today… memory. Your memory is an incredible tool. Many times a day, you ‘experience’

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