How to Avoid Common Spelling Mistakes

  Many highly intelligent people who have a lot of good things to say get overlooked because of spelling errors. Only a handful of mistakes, no matter how small, can make readers think the writer isn’t competent. Here are a few tips about the most common mistakes in English spelling and how to get them […]

TALK: Would you like to have dinner with me?

/If you don’t understand any word or sentence, you can copy to translate/  Hey, would you like to have dinner with me? Yes. That would be nice. When do you want to go? Is today OK? Sorry, I can’t go today. How about tomorrow night? Ok. What time? Is 9:00PM all right? I think that’s […]

How to Speak in a British Accent-Part 2

/Specific pronunciation/ 1.Observe that some words are pronounced as written. The word “herb” should be pronounced with an H sound. The word “been” is pronounced “bean”, rather than “bin” or “ben”. For RP, “Again” and “renaissance” are pronounced like “a gain” and “run nay seance”, with the “ai” as in “pain”, not “said.” The words […]

How to Speak in a British Accent-Part 1

/Specific pronunciation/ 1.Start with the Rs. Understand that in most British accents speakers don’t roll their Rs (except for those from Scotland, Northumbria, Northern Ireland, and parts of Lancashire), but not all British accents are the same. For example, a Scottish accent varies greatly from an English accent. After a vowel, don’t pronounce the R, […]

How to Avoid Common Mistakes in English

1.Use the correct article. There are two types of articles in the English language: definite and indefinite. “The” is a definite article and refers to one specific thing. “A” and “an” are indefinite articles and refer to a general noun. If you are referring to any dog at all, say “a dog.” If you are […]

How to Develop Fluency in English

/Practicing Fluency/ 1.Speak in English. Developing fluency requires constant and consistent practice speaking aloud. It is best if you can speak with native English speakers, but if you cannot, speak with whoever is available to you. You can even talk to yourself aloud in English. Immersing yourself fully in English is the best way to become […]

Becoming Comfortable with English

1.Take a class. If you are just beginning to learn English, it is best to begin by taking a class. A qualified teacher can guide you through the basics of English and help you understand the way the language system works. If you cannot take a class, try to find an online language acquisition program. […]

TALK: You are so early today

/If you don’t understand any word or sentence, you can copy to translate/  Good morning!  Hi, good morning, you are so early today. Yes, traffic wasn’t much today, so I made it to the office earlier. I see. How long does it take you to reach the office every day? Wow, that’s quite a long […]

How’s your verbal memory ?

Hello busy people, Good morning. Let’s play a self-testing game. How good is your verbal memory, and how good is your verbal representation? Okay to begin with a little challenge to see how good your verbal representation is. Try the following experiment. Imagine waving your arms around in front of you. Image waving your arms […]

How to Lose Your Accent

1.Practise your vocalic sounds. English has 5 written vowels (a,e,i,o and u), but 12 vocalic sounds (/i:/,/ɪ/,/e/,/æ/,/ɑ:/,/ɒ/,/ɔ:/,/ʊ/,/u:/,/ʌ/,/ɜ:/,/ə/) and about 26 consonantal sounds. 2.Listen to and repeat examples of words spoken by a native English speaker. You need to identify an example accent that you wish to imitate. 3.Make sure that you open your mouth widely […]

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