How to learn English

Artículos escritos por profesores particulares de Inglés nativos

Miguel

Dont look down, dont be shy and keep dreaming :)

As many kids or adults out there, at some point, you found yourself thinking what does this"word" or that "sentence" means. It can be a movie, a book, a friend, an expression, something that we are missing that is not enabling us to connect and feel...
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Maggie

What would happen if we transformed an exam practice or a revision into a room full of puzzles to so

In the current world of ELT, within the emerging methodologies and the incorporation of the newest technological advances it is sometimes difficult to get the best out of our students and keep their attention throughout a lesson.  However...
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Nick

My Teaching Journey So Far: From Face-to-Face on a Contract to Online Freelancer

Hello everyone!   As some of you already know, I've been teaching English     for a few years now, 6 and counting to be precise. I've helped various age groups: from 2-year-old babies to 60-year-old grandmas and grandpas. It...
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Helena

¿Cómo usar los tiempos del pasado en Inglés?

Los tiempos verbales en inglés son varios, y cada uno de ellos se usará de manera diferente, dependiendo de aquello que realmente queremos expresar.  Podemos diferenciar entre 3 tipos de acciones: ACCIONES PUNTUALES--> Por ejemplo, I...
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Zeynep

Learning English methods, tips and ideas for begginners, for all levels

Here's some tips for learning English or any other new language: If you are totally beginner, you should learn some basics first, then you can focus on more speaking etc. You should know main things like greetings, asking questions, ordering etc. A...
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Seyed Mahyad

Speaking is one of the most challenging skills of the IELTS test but it gets easy once you know it

IELTS Speaking test consists of 3 parts and overly lasts between 11-14 minutes. In Part 1 the examiner asks some daily topic questions such as describing your occupation or talking about where you live. Here you need to answer each question with 2-4...
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Jennifer

Forget Vocabulary and Grammar - Learn Language Chunks

The English language is chunky!    That is to say,    words often combine with other words to make phrases  (or chunks).    For example in collocations, phrasal verbs and expressions. Collocations A collocati...
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Jennifer

Tips for Practising Listening skills for your Exam

Practice makes perfect I think the key to training your listening skills really is regular practice.  I'm not referring to just exam practice, which can get tedious, but using real authentic sources.  This can be  podcasts,&...
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Jennifer

Adjectives formed from the same root word

-ing  and -ed adjectives Remember an adjective ending in -ing describes a situation and an adjective ending in -ed describes a feeling. Here are some of the most common ones: boring - bored disappointing - disappointed surprising- surprised int...
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Jennifer

A look at nouns formed from phrasal verbs

Nouns can be made from many phrasal verbs. I have compiled a very short list of some common examples (with their phrasal verbs in brackets): OUT workout (work out) burnout  (burn out) UP catch-up (catch up) hold-up   (hold up) IN brea...
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Jennifer

Suggestions for learning phrasal verbs with abstract meanings

Many phrasal verbs have abstract meanings. I'm going to explain this using phrasal verbs formed from the verb 'look'. An example of a phrasal verb with a concrete meaning is 'look for' (buscar). Here are some examples of phrasal verbs with ab...
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Jennifer

Phrasal verbs: real contexts provide real meaning

When learning a new language it is important to use real contexts such as news articles and horoscopes to give it real meaning.   But it is also how you record new language which is important in how effectively you learn and retain it. H...
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Jennifer

Don't be put off by phrasal verbs and their abstract meanings

So why are English learners put off by phrasal verbs? Why do they try to get out of using them and why do they struggle to get the hang of them?  In my experience learners often try to get out of (avoid) using phrasal verbs as they are indeed p...
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John

¿Cómo mejorar mi fluidez y pronunciación en inglés?

La pregunta más frecuente que se hacen la mayoría de los alumnos que quieren aprender inglés es ¿Cómo mejorar mi fluidez? ¿Qué puedo hacer para mejorar mi pronunciación? muchas de estas respuestas las podrás encontrar en este artículo. Además cabe...
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