Learning English Tips

5 Quick Grammar Fixes

Here are five very common English grammar mistakes which can cause misunderstandings. If you’re at an intermediate level of English, check them out! When you fix these mistakes, your English will become more accurate – and easier to understand. ‘Like’ And ‘As’ Typical mistakes“As you, I think…”“He works like a teacher.” The fixes1. We use… Read More

5 Secrets For Fluent English Conversations

How can you have a fluent conversation in English? Do you need perfect grammar, pronunciation or vocabulary? In fact, you can have more fluent conversations if you use a few strategies (and phrases) to help you “navigate” through a conversation. Copy these 5 “secrets” and ideas from successful English learners and your English conversations will… Read More

4 Fun Ways To Learn English

For a long-term project like learning a language, make sure you’re also having fun so that you can stay motivated. Here are some ideas for ways to learn English that don’t feel too serious. They’re perfect for summer holidays! Netflix And TV Series When you “get into” a TV program or series, you forget that… Read More

How To Be More Confident In English

Do you feel blocked when you speak English? Are you worried about making a mistake? Often, if you start thinking about all the possible things that go wrong, you don’t say anything. After all, nobody wants to make a mistake. But there are two things that will help you feel more confident when you speak.… Read More

How To Reduce Your Accent

Have you ever said this? “My accent is too strong.” Or this? “I’m embarrassed when I speak because I sound … (Spanish / Italian, etc.)” If you’re worried about your accent, there are a few things you can do to reduce it and improve your English pronunciation. Choose, listen and analyse Choose the accent you… Read More

How to Learn English Vocabulary

Many years ago, I was on holiday with my family at a campsite in Devon when a young guy offered me (what sounded like) a “kruggi”. Don’t be alarmed! It’s what happens when there are two kids but only one bicycle. One kid sits on the saddle of the bike, and the other gets in… Read More

How to Learn English Idioms

One way to improve your English is to learn English idioms – and then use them. Idioms add interest to what you say or write, and they make you sound more like a native speaker. Take, for example, the idiom “water baby”. This is someone (often a child) who loves being in the water. When… Read More

How to Understand Native Speakers

It can be very frustrating when you don’t understand native speakers – especially if you’ve been studying English for a while. When you get into a conversation and need to keep asking someone to repeat or slow down, it can feel demoralising! Here are three tips that can help. 1. Be patient Give yourself some… Read More