Category Archives for Vocabulary

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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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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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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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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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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Crawling Before Walking (Part 2)

Continuing on from yesterday’s lesson… When babies start developing, they crawl before they can walk. Crawling is a slow but safe way to travel. You wouldn’t crawl around as an adult because it takes

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Don’t Run Before You Can Walk

I recently got this question from an EFS subscriber: “Hi Sam. Thank you for English For Study. I want learn phrasal verbs so I speak to more people better. How I learn these?” We have this saying in

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