May 122017
 

Should learners try to think in English?
Of course they should. It will help them speak more fluently and structure your thoughts like a native speaker.
Can students think in English when they’re not fluent?
Yes they can. In fact the sooner they start the better because it’s about developing regular practice habits.
Here’s a video with five steps they can take to get going.

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Apr 282017
 

Are you preparing for an English job interview? Then this video is for you! It’s an English Show where we look at common interview questions and how to answer them. Joining us is ‎Shanthi Cumaraswamy Streat‎, business English teacher, author and creator of the terrific English with a Twist blog.

The English Show is designed for #ESL English learners, packed with conversation and language practice, games, raps and great tips to help you learn faster.

 Posted by at 9:47 pm
Apr 142017
 

Pragmatics is a relatively young branch of linguistics and it’s the study of how more meaning gets conveyed than with just the words spoken. It’s the study of secret or hidden meanings, if you like. But my favourite definition of pragmatics is it’s the study of how we don’t say what we mean.

And that’s often true. We’ll say one thing when we mean another. Here’s a video where we look at how we make indirect requests. We look at some common ambiguous English phrases and explore the social benefits that ambiguity can bring.

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Apr 102017
 

Here’s an English Show where we look out ways you can improve your English by watching movies. Joining is from Argentina is Story Paul, another experienced English teacher who has lots of tips and tricks for learning with movies.

And it get’s better! Story Paul has provided us with a list of great resources to help you. Click here to download them.

The English Show is designed for #ESL English learners, packed with conversation and language practice, games, puzzles, raps and great tips to help you learn faster. There’s no other show like it. Make sure you subscribe to our YouTube channel for more: https://youtu.be/gplQ5SYryoE

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Feb 192017
 

In today’s English show with Fluency MC, we were joined by Craig Wealand of the award winning podcast Aprender Ingles con Reza y Craig. Craig is a materials writer at www.mansioningles.com and a fantastic source of knowledge on how to improve your listening with podcasts.

The English Show is designed for #ESL English learners, packed with conversation and language practice, games, puzzles, raps and great tips to help you learn faster. Ask questions, get fluent and make friends in the live chat every Sunday. There’s no other show like it.

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