17 December

How’s your English coming along?

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How’s your English coming along?

When you’re working on improving your English, assessing your progress from time to time is important to help you stay motivated and on track. But how exactly do you go about it? There are plenty of tests online (and they can be fun), but the results don’t reveal much about how well you can actually say […]

14 October

Grammar – Putting it in perspective

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Grammar – Putting it in perspective

More important than perfect grammar or pronunciation is being able to say what you want to say: more confidently, with less effort, without upsetting anyone – and sound like yourself. That’s what it says on my website and it’s something I strongly believe.   Yet grammar causes a lot of people headaches Not only are […]

7 May

Podcasts

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Podcasts

Podcasts are a great way to improve your listening skills. They give you an opportunity to get used to a wide variety of accents and speaking styles. And as they’re generally unscripted and simply feature people speaking naturally and spontaneously, you hear the type of language you’re exposed to in real life. There’s just one […]