The number one question I am always asked is, how do I get fluent in speaking English? Here are my 5 top tips for getting fluent in speaking English.
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4 things you need to get fluent in English
Have you ever looked at someone who has learnt English fluently, and felt a little bit jealous? How did they get fluent in English, and you’re not? Did you think that maybe they have a secret you don’t know? Have you ever hoped for a magic app that will install English into your brain directly?Continue reading “4 things you need to get fluent in English”
Stop trying to ‘think in English’
If you search for ‘think in English’ you’ll get almost 3 billion results (3,000,000,000 – that’s a lot!) Everyone thinks you must think in English in order to speak English better. But I say no. I think this is the most useless and unhelpful advice in the world.
English everyday – sofa, settee or couch?
What do you call this?
English everyday – do up
We want to do up the kitchen next year, it’s quite old, and the cupboards are all broken. They’ve just had their house done up, it’s all glass and blank white walls now. The shop’s been done up and it’s got a cafe now. The phrasal verb ‘do up’ has a few different meanings butContinue reading “English everyday – do up”
English everyday – huh, uh-huh and nuh-uh
Words that aren’t really words for example; huh, uh-huh and nuh-huh. Do you know what they mean? Are they words or just sounds? Do you use them when you speak English?
English everyday – congratulations
It’s my birthday! (It’s not, but stick with me)… What will you say to me? Happy Birthday? Congratulations? Something else? It is a bit strange that in English we have one special word to express best wishes, greetings and compliments; Congratulations, but we don’t use that word for birthdays! What do we say?
English everyday – let alone
The doctors said he would never walk again, let alone run. He barely looks 12 years old, let alone 15. Let alone – nothing to do with being alone.
English everyday – in a strop and in a mood
‘My computer is having a strop. So is my daughter! 😦 ‘ You can throw a strop, have a strop or be in a strop. Can you guess the meaning? The picture at the top is also a clue.
English everyday – whinge and whine
Whinge, whine, moan, grumble, bitch, just stop with all your complaining! Whinging is a great British past-time, we love to have a good whinge about the weather, our jobs, the government, the local shops, other drivers, people on the bus, the quality of Cadbury’s chocolate or the amount of crisps in a packet. Honestly we’llContinue reading “English everyday – whinge and whine”