Another English blog. I started another blog, this one with a little different them and at a different location. But, I hope for it to grow and be useful for the users that find it. Feel free to check it out English Teacher Online
The BBC website offers quality English lessons for free that I suggest taking a look at and consider working into your daily routine. The English lessons offered are on a wide range of areas. They offer general English, business English, grammar, vocabulary, English pronunciation, and more.
Even if you can’t understand the language completely or at all, I think you can still understand music. But, if you do want to learn English and also enjoy music, listening often is a great way to learn. You don’t need to make extra time to do this either. Turn on your itunes streaming radio or maybe you already have a stash of Western music you love, but just haven’t made an effort to understand the lyrics. Play it while your washing the dishes, taking a shower, or doing other daily tasks. Play your favorite tunes daily, so you become more and more familiar.
Travel, no matter how well-planned your trip, allows for the unexpected and interesting to happen. Though I don’t prefer to go on organized group trips, it’s still travel. No matter your style, there’s no doubt that knowing some of the language can make you trip into something so much more.
I spoke with a friend recently who is a non-native English speaker. I asked him how he became so fluent and natural sounding with his English. He never had formal lessons for any significant period of time, however he was very self-motivated and driven to learn on his own. Here is what he told me he did: Movies. He watched lots of movies to learn to speak English naturally. He played and replayed his favorite American movies over and over again.
Skype English learning isn’t for everyone. You need to be careful and choose the right mode and then program that you feel will be right for you. There are many things to consider before giving your credit card information to just anyone. Also, sometimes if you’re too quick to jump into something, it can mean you’re going to be quick to get out. So take your time and consider a few things before you sign up here or anywhere else.
Learning English can not only open new doors for you, but it also feels really good. In fact, learning any second language feels good.
Improve spoken English – this is a common question among ESL students and also a huge challenge. However, dedicated students who follow a few important tips will see results.
Short Notice – with little notice/ short time to complete
At the drop of a hat – immediate, willing to without preparation
Back and forth – between two places
Back seat driver – passenger in cars giving orders to driver
all square – same score / even
all the rage – fashionable
all the way - completely
along for the ride - just there, not participating actively
and then some – and more
as a rule - normally, usually
as luck would have it - by chance
as the crow flies - straight, directly with no turns or terrain
ask for the moon - request for something impossible
all of a sudden - quickly without warning