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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 for parents – fart
Yes, it’s come to this. Farts. Bottom trumpets, passing gas, toots, air biscuits, dropping an egg, breaking wind, and amusingly for British people: trump
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 for parents – Phrase books!
So they’re finally done. I’ve written a book! In fact I’ve written two books, with the help of my awesome husband. So if you’re a Japanese parent and you’re going to live in an English speaking country, you need this phrase book to help you talk to doctors, teachers, shop assistants, other parents and otherContinue reading “English for parents – Phrase books!”
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 for parents – playground games
I could write a whole book about the games children play, but I’m just going to talk about a few here. Do you know…? Grandma’s footsteps What’s the time Mr Wolf? British bulldog 40/40 or 123 Blocky