Monday, October 6, 2014

Tips for Learning English Through the News

Watch TV online and read a newspaper on your learning level.
If you know much English, you can ready to read the Wall Street Journal or watch videos from CBS News. If you are a beginner, no problem: you can see and read the news online on a level that works for you, may be more difficult stories go at your own pace.

The New York Times has a weekly column on its Learning Network only for American English language learners. The stories are written in a way that you can understand. After you read, you take the quiz on punctuation and word choice.
BBC offers a daily program words in the news for British English fans. Commentators (the people who read the news) list important words you read a story that contains these words. The words can be hard (difficult) if. Do not be surprised if you need to get the words in the quiz, the check came with the program.

Voice of America provides two levels of message for English learners on their website. You can listen to English podcasts or videos and read along with the text. The VOA Learning English channel contains subtitles (the words at the bottom of the screen) and the commentators speak slowly and clearly, about a third slower than normal load. This is from learners the opportunity to keep up. Plus, listening online means you can hit the pause button and read the subtitles at their own pace.

Read and Watch-quality news
Many really mediocre (not so good) content on the Web. Go for quality.

Addiction news sources, precise and clear writing. The sentences should be short and declarative, which means they should use a subject-verb-object pattern. The letter in the story should be as simple as the headline or title to read at the top. USA Today has a lot to offer language learners, because the writing style is very direct.

Try, news sites, where the staff comes to find out different cultures. The stories are more likely to give more than one point of view (perspective) on a problem. Current employees of the Guardian that definition. The Guardian Learning English section of the crisp, clean writing style also. Plus, with a click of a tab, you can switch to English vocabulary and messages on the Americans, British and Australians.

Some sites bring the best quality of news stories that the Internet has to offer. You are aggregate (combination) called pages, which means they put all the good videos in one place. Video News has a special advantage for English language learners, because you see, hear and read all at once, but you need to pull a good collection (group) of from videos.

A service that has a very immersive collection of English videos, FluentU is. FluentU get video of top news programs and features interactive captions you provide definitions that are easy to understand. Definitions are for example sentences that show you how the word is used. You can add these words to your personal vocabulary list. This means that your dictionary can grow with you as you learn.

See and read messages that you may
Politics is not your thing? Many other types of messages are out there.

Love soccer / football? You know, there are websites for that. If you are an experienced speaker, ESPN can be a great place for you. ESPN Football Club offers all football coverage you want, and stories about the game in almost every country in the world. You can see in the position some broadcast video, if your cable provider, you can grant access rights.

As a beginner, you want to find the right kind of sports site, the information in a way they can understand you, you give. Many sports commentators speak very quickly and seem to scream. Rather than seeing the commentator, as he or she speaks is, the game action on the screen and you have the commentator screaming (to speak very loud) playing in the background. Not to see in the situation, who speaks pretty hard to follow the story.

Select sources, break the information into smaller pieces. The Midfield Dynamo Football Site created all of its messages in Top 10 lists. The website is for picking up on British idioms and humor. Real Clear Sports pulls stories from sports sources on the Web and has a whole page dedicated only to lists. You can find out the top scorers and NCAA tournament the top stupidest games in sports history.

Sites designed for younger readers also good for English learners and still specific information that you find interesting. Sports Illustrated for Kids can early and advanced beginners in text and video forms give their sport. Pages are also available for travel enthusiasts in National Geographic Kids and science fans at Kids Discover available.

To provide how-to information in a detailed manner stories. Instructions are not exactly what the name suggests: tell you how something you want to learn. InStyle Magazine provides instructions on everything from choosing the best lipstick to be a good fit in petite (small) clothing. InStyle writing is clear and the words are that you probably know.

If you want to jog for Fitness, Runner's World gives you many how-to information and videos about everything ready from picking the right shoes to ever for a marathon. As with lists, such as stories, information put together in an organized manner. This structure helps you design, because the information comes in pieces that fit neatly together.

The search for messages in English on the subject that you are interested in keeping you motivated to learn. Plus, it's just interesting.

Read the message loud with a pen in hand.
Instead of just reading words to a story in mind, the words read aloud. Storytelling helps you slow down and sort out the words' meanings., If you do not know a word, highlight it or write it down and come back for a definition if the meaning is not clear, later to be in the paragraph. Reading news is a great way to learn English, because the articles are usually short and the vocabulary tends to remain the same for each topic.

Suppose you read the Time for Kids article "An Amazon Adventure" about the movie Rio 2 As you read, you're going to find foreign idioms. Immediately, the writer something as relates "Flick." You have your pen ready to write the word. Rather than pull a dictionary to read. It is probably clear that 'beat' has become another word for film. If the meaning does not become clear, you do not have to hunt later after the word. You have your list ready.

If you do not know a word in an online video, hit the pause button and write the word from. Come back to it later and find the definition.

With subtitles for the videos can do to learn the difference in English. Play on the video with the sound and listen carefully to the debate. Rewind and play the same section again, but this time with the sound off. Read the subtitles (these words at the bottom of the screen) loud. You have selected content and topics that interest you already have in your learning level. Read the text with the video will help you English vocabulary to build on the things that interest you, and give you more confidence in your pronunciation. As already mentioned, you can here useful FluentU and its interactive English subtitles. FluentU also has a video-based quizzes that you check to you.

Pretending to be your favorite sports reporter and TV host is a lot of fun. Finally, to learn fun English. Use the messages in a way that works for you.

Arguing in English

When was the last time you had an argument? What was it about? What do you generally argue about at home? What about at work? What are your top tips for arguing? What do you like or dislike about arguing?
Complaining about something
- You never tidy up.
- You said that you’d do it.
- You told them that you’d help.
- You promised that you’d clean the living room.
- You’re always leaving your clothes lying around.

Reacting to a complaint
- What are you talking about?
- You’re joking!
- Don’t make me laugh!
- Are you serious?
- Excuse me?
- I beg your pardon?
- You would say that, wouldn’t you?
- That’s typical of you!

Saying no / dismissing something
- I did not.
- Rubbish!
- I never said that.
- No way!
- Never!
- Over my dead body!
- Not in a thousand years!
- That’s crap!
- This is bullshit

Criticizing your opponent
- Speak for yourself!
- You can talk!
- You’re one to talk!
- People in glass houses shouldn’t throw stones!
- What a hypocrite!

Correcting information
- I didn’t do that.
- Take it or leave it, that wasn’t true.
- That wasn’t me.
- No, I didn’t take it.
- No, it was me who helped them.
- You didn’t have anything to do with it.
- I was the one who took it back to the shop.

Getting serious
- Right! That’s it!
- I’ve had enough of this!
- That does it!
- You’ve gone too far!

Ending the argument
- OK, if you say so!
- Just drop it!
- Whatever you say!
- You haven’t heard the last of this!
- Let’s just move on, shall we?
- I can’t be bothered to argue about this any longer.
- I think we’re going to have to agree to disagree.

Intonation and Speed of Speaking

Many people from different countries have the wrong intonation, because their teachers had the wrong intonation. In many situations as monotonous is better than bad intonation. The worst is when someone goes up and down too much on every word. Another thing you should avoid is to end up at the end of a sentence.

To correct improper intonation, you must remember to begin and end up low. You can not do it any other way. I recommend the interview section to go and listen, asked one of the audio files from a native speaker available. You will hear the correct intonation. After listening to the audio, record yourself and listen to it. Does it sound the same? If not, then find the areas that are different and make the necessary corrections.
This advice is very trivial, but the intonation is relatively easy to correct. You can fix your intonation with only a little effort. If you are a friend, the English as a first language, you can usually fix intonation in a few lessons. Recording yourself and you might hear yourself boring, but with proper intonation can go a long way to go.

I have many students who had laid down their intonation by two small meetings. The advice I gave them was the same as the above. This will work, and if you want to speak with the correct intonation, please follow this advice.

Speech Rate
A common mistake of people to get their English with improper pronunciation and intonation, is the speed at which they speak. Because they do not have to perfect pronunciation and intonation, it is difficult, people who understand talk too fast. This is the biggest problem I saw from people who win the confidence in speaking.

To improve your communication, and hear, "excuse me" less often, it is important to have to speak the correct speed. For people with confidence, my advice is to slow down and speak clearly. Words together do not mix too much and make sure to separate words with a small break for words that are difficult to pronounce.

Friday, August 22, 2014

How to Practise English Speaking

If you do not live in an English speaking country and you have no friends or family to speak English, where you can practice your English speaking skills? 

It's easier to have a conversation if you have a reason to talk - something to talk about. These ideas all they give a reason to talk to someone else. 

Start a movie or book club 
Invite people to discuss a movie that you all do together, or a book that you all are reading. Prepare questions before, to help people talk about specifics. 

Volunteer to help others 
Your name or company often receives foreign guests? Can you offer to translate for them? Or maybe you can offer to help children or students with their English homework. 

Take part in a film conversation 
Watch a movie on DVD and decide where you can talk to the film character. Listen to what the character says (and its answer) and then back, and either mute or pause the DVD after the film character speaks. Take the role of another character, and respond to the first character. You can also find movie scripts on the IMDb site. Print it, then practice taking a role in the film. 

use Skype 
Chat with other people on a forum, students through Skype. You can get to know them first by writing to them, then invite them for a conversation. 

Take English classes 
This is the most expensive option, but to pay for private lessons or group is a good way to practice your English regularly. If you have a job, maybe your company can also arrange classes for you. 

Before we start talking 
- Try to plan what you mean. Make sure you know the most important words or technical terms you need. 

- Practice standard expressions. For example, "Nice to meet you" or "How are you?" Getting these right expressions makes you feel more confident to continue the conversation. 

- In addition to focusing on what you want to say, also concentrate on listening to the other person. Give your full attention, and make sure you understand the use of explanatory expressions like "Sorry, do you mean ..." or "Sorry, but I do not understand. Could you repeat that please?" Do not forget: be a good speaker also means being a good listener. People want to have conversations with you if they know you are interested in what they say!

Types of shops in English

Store - a store that sells many different items in different departments. Harrods is probably the world's best known stores. 

Supermarket - a store that sells mainly food and household products. 

Grocer (UK) / supermarket (US) - a store that sells food. 

Greengrocer - sells fresh fruit and vegetables. 

Butcher - sells fresh meat. 

Baker - sells fresh bread and pastries. 

Fish - fresh fish sold. 

Chemical (UK) / Pharmacy (US) - sells medicines and toiletries. 

Pharmacy (US) - selling drugs. 

Kiosk - sells newspapers and magazines. 

Stationer - sells paper products. 

Optical - sells glasses / contact lenses. 

DIY store - sells things for home improvement. 

hardware shop / hardware / ironmonger - non-perishable, such as nails and screws products. 

corner store (UK) - a store in the corner of your street, selling a range of staples - food, newspapers, candy, bread, etc. 

delicatessen (deli) - selling specialist food usually is not found in supermarkets. For example, an Italian deli, an Asian deli. 

library / bookstore - books. 

market traders (people who work in a market) with stalls selling fruit and vegetables, clothing, household items and so on - market. 

pet shop - for pets and pet food. 

flea market - a group of stalls selling furniture or old clothes. 

tea shop (United Kingdom) - like a cafe, but sells tea and cakes. 

petrol station (United Kingdom) / station (US) sells gasoline, automobile products and sometimes food.

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Using General abbreviations

When we speak, we often abbreviate words. We also shorten words when we write text messages (SMS). Here's a handy guide to some of the more common abbreviations.


gonna = is / am going to (do something)
"I'm gonna call him now."

wanna = want to
"I wanna speak to you."

gotta = has / have got to (or have got)
"I gotta go!"

innit = isn't it
"It's cold, innit?"

ain't = isn't / haven't / hasn't
"He ain't finished yet."
"I ain't seen him today."

ya = you
"Do ya now what I mean?"

lemme = let me
"Lemme see … tomorrow's a good time."

whadd'ya = what do you …
"Whadd'ya mean, you don't want to watch the game?"

dunno = don't / doesn't know
"I dunno. Whadd'ya think?"

Text messaging abbreviations
2 = to / two
4 = for / four
8 = ate

U = you
C = see
B = be

CU L8r = see you later

msg – message
pls = please
cld = could
gd = good
vgd = very good
abt = about
ths = this
asap = as soon as possible
tks = thanks
txt = text
LOL = lots of love / laugh out loud
x = a kiss!

English for Academic Purposes or EAP is a branch of English for Special Purposes (ESP). In essence, English for Academic Purposes refers to preparing and teaching the student how to use English for the purposes of research and study within the framework of academic aims and language protocols.

The central difference between the EAP and ESP is the English for Academic Purposes focuses more on the written word and how the text should be formatted and stylized to meet academic and research purposes. Furthermore, while the English for Academic Purposes tends to focus on the written word and the relationship of language written scholarly communication, English for Specific Purposes or special tends to focus more on the acquisition of oral and verbal language and education. As one scholar; the starting point for the EAP is the student and their situation rather than the tongue; Second, many EAP courses focus more on reading and writing, while many general English language courses focusing on speaking and listening ... (English for Academic Purposes-Introduction. British Council).

In other words, the type of education as well as the subject of a course of English for academic purposes tend to be more formal, because it teaches students to become familiar with the academic procedures and genres. This contrasts with the field of education and the methodology associated with the English for Specific Purposes, which deals with language in a more colloquial sense and social rather than academic genres of expression (English for Academic Purposes-Introduction. British Council).

Therefore, we could based on this brief overview of the state that each type of language teaching we require a different educational approach with different emphases and objectives. However, it is also true that many times the teaching methods and objectives are similar in terms of teaching techniques. The central aspects of both academic and Specialty English Teaching Purpose will be discussed in the following sections.

English for Special Purposes
As noted above, English for specific purposes or special focuses more on the context of language and grammar makes learning English for academic purposes. This area of ​​English language teaching covers a wide range of topics of specialized education. These may include topics ranging from one language for computing and accounting for the use of English in the business environment and business management (Teaching English for Specific Purposes (ESP)). The most important aspect of English for special purposes is that English is not taught as a separate real-world student (or desires) subject; however, is part of a major subject area for students "(Teaching English for Specific Purposes (ESP)).

This feature of the ESP is critical to understand that refers to the fact that the ESP focuses on areas of interest and teaching the English language in different contexts. It focuses on how specific types and styles of language used in certain contexts of real life; such as in the business world.

There are also a number of important characteristics that define that usually found in this area of ​​teaching that are relevant. This includes the fact that the demographic of English for special target students often includes seniors who are taking the course to direct ESP or advance their conditions of employment and progress in a particular field. They also tend to be people who already have a fair or adequate competence in using English. These students often enter the ESP course with the intention of learning to communicate "... a set of professional skills and perform special work-related functions" (Teaching English for Specific Purposes "(ESP)).

Therefore, this form of critical practice and purpose of education is oriented needs assessment. The needs assessment for each course or subject is a central and fundamental dimension of teaching practice for ESP. for example, if the focus is on teaching business English, then the needs are related to the type of language and context of use that will most likely occur within a business or commercial environment; for example, the type and style of language use and expression would be more appropriate for business meetings and taking notes and minutes.

Objectives and teaching methods
With respect to the objectives and methods of ESP, it is important to note that this teaching is directed and focused on particular areas or tasks. As one study notes on the subject;

An ESP program, might, for example, emphasize the development of reading skills of students preparing for graduate studies in business administration; or could promote the development of oral skills in students who are studying English in order to become tourist guides. (Teaching English for Specific Purposes (ESP))

As noted above, before the instruction of a needs assessment is a fundamental starting point for any teaching methodology. This means that the selection of certain objectives for the course; and an assessment of other related variables such as available resources. Once a program that addresses these needs is formulated, this in turn "... leads to an evaluation of the course in terms of its effectiveness" (English for Academic Purposes: Introduction)

Essentially, ESP courses are usually a combination of specialized material related to a particular area of ​​interest and language teaching. As one critic, fighting is often interesting and motivating for students because "... the students are able to apply what they have learned in their English classes to their main field of study, be it accounting, business administration, economics, computer science or tourism "(Teaching English for Specific Purposes (ESP)).

This relates back to the importance of context in teaching English for Special Purposes. What usually happens is that the focus on a particular field of interest if the student meets the language learning in a defined context, which makes the learning process more targeted and enjoyable.

In order to facilitate the aims and objectives of English for Special Purposes, the teacher has to pay attention to a number of central points. First, the course design and content of the course depending on the specialty is taught should be the first priority and concern. To this end, the teacher might consider the use of external experts in the design and development of the course and the program.

Specific objectives that lean must be given by the teacher. These goals and objectives need to be transformed into "... a training program with the riming of activities" (Teaching English for Specific Purposes (ESP)). The teacher also has to determine the level and potential students in the ESP course design.

Possibly one of the most important tasks that the teacher must take is to create a good learning environment. In this sense, language learning becomes more effective if speaking and interacting with others. This is an important factor that teachers highlighted in this area. "Students acquire language when they have the opportunity to use the language in interaction with other speakers" (Teaching English for Specific Purposes (ESP)).

It is also important to note that a number of studies suggests that a good language learner is one who is willing to take risks (Teaching English for Specific Purposes (ESP)). In other words, this refers to a student who is willing to make mistakes in order to advance their knowledge of languages​​. Experts suggest that the teacher should create or facilitate an environment in which students feel comfortable to experiment and make mistakes in order to learn.

Some teachers believe that the specialized issues present a problem in terms of material resources. However, the Internet and access to various databases provides a rich repository of material. As one study notes on this aspect; "The Internet is a great source of authentic materials that are ideal for use in English classes ... whatever the level of the students" (English for Specific Purposes: how to teach business English using the Internet) .

English for Specific Purposes should be presented as a course that is closely linked and correlated to aspects of real-world situations. In this sense, should not be presented as a mechanical or mechanical learning form. In short, as one commentator notes, "... English should be presented in authentic contexts to make students familiar with the particular ways in which language is used in the functions that they will need to carry out in their fields specialty or occupation "(Teaching English for Specific Purposes (ESP)).

English for Academic Purposes
It has in the last decade has increased the interest in English for Academic Purposes (EAP). It has become "... a growing discipline within universities and other educational institutions, both in Britain and throughout the world" (Sharpling). While this is welcome, it also raises the issue of teacher training in this area of ​​expertise, especially when you consider the increase in the number of international students entering the UK Sharpling also emphasizes the fact the English for Academic Purposes is a relatively complex area requiring specialized teaching or training of tutors. "A reassessment of the question of the formation and development of EAP seems to be crucial, since the role of the EAP professional is highly complex, for which no preparation seems entirely appropriate" (Sharpling).

The overall purpose of English for academic purposes is to provide students with the tools of the ability to conduct research and study English. It includes the following areas of interest.

Pre-college, university and postgraduate teaching (from the design of materials for lectures and classroom activities).

Classroom interactions (tutorials, reviews, seminar discussions, etc..)

Genres of research (journal articles, conference papers, grant proposals, etc.)

Student writing (assignments, exams, thesis, etc..)
(English for Academic Purposes-Introduction, British Council)

An important aspect of English for academic purposes is that EAP courses are usually courses prior to the sessions. This means that the yare taken before the students' core academic courses and begin preparation for these mains. Many institutions and universities in the UK offer these courses between sessions. Moreover, "EAP courses often conducted at the institutional level where students intend to continue their primary academic year, but this is not necessarily the case "(Gillet).

One of the issues and potential problems the teacher faces this type of course are the differences in the level of education and preparation of students. Of course, the most common objective for this category of English course is to enable students to be well versed and familiar with the educational and academic environment, and the demands of the environment that will be studied.
Objectives and teaching methods
English for Academic Purposes is essentially a practical branch of ESP. It follows that many of the original rules and characters of all courses of English for Special Purposes. To reiterate, this means that "... the role of the EAP teacher is to find out what students need, what to do in their academic courses, and help them do this better in the time available" (English for Academic purposes Introduction, British Council). In other words, the teacher of a course on EAP generally first begins with a needs analysis of the requirements that the student could have to adhere. This needs analysis would by necessity have to take into account the resources available to the student.

In many ways, the demands and requirements of EAP teachers are more extensive and less obvious than in other forms of specialized teaching English. In a study of teaching EAP, Gerard Paul Sharpling succinctly describes this aspect of English for academic purposes. "The role of the EAP tutor transcends the limited context of language teaching, to engage institutional awareness and detailed knowledge of the specialized discourse" (Sharpling). In addition, EAP requires the teacher not only to ensure that students become proficient in reading and writing texts in their specific disciplines, but also actively "engage with the disciples" (Sharpling). In other words, this requires that the tutor or teacher have a thorough understanding of how the role of academic institutions in order to provide the assistance necessary and required for the student.

Therefore, a typical EAP course could include aspects such as:

Recognize the conference structure: understanding relationships in understanding relationships within their reading complex sentences markers / phrases important signposts.

Recognising implications: information not shared explicitly recognizing the Spelar of
attitude. Assessing the importance of information-selection information.

Understand intonation, the emphasis of voice, etc.
(Comprehension and Listening notetaking)

Fun Ways to Study English in Australia

The best way to learn English is in class. However, if you've been studying for a while improvement may be reduced to a staggering rate. The best way is to soak in the culture and this should not be too difficult since they are already here. The less stressful activity better and must point to activities that are quick and easy. Here are 3 fun and exciting to learn English in Australia anyway.

Music and Videos
A great way to start learning English is to listen to the radio. You will be able to start collecting the words and better understand Australian slang. Jump into iTunes and find a podcast that interest you and listen to the podcast while driving. Download your favorite English speaking artists. Listen to your music and entertainment, and search their interviews.

There are plenty of English movies and TV shows you want to see. You can find them on TV, in theaters or online. Even if you do not understand what you are watching you will be able to pick up if the show is a comedy or horror. You can watch with subtitles, if you need a little extra help.

Converse in many conversations and try to be the one to start talking in English. Pay attention to the conversations of others and try to understand the general topic they are talking about. Try to impersonate your favorite talk show or sing along with your favorite music artist. This vocabulary ready for all kinds of jargon and abbreviations. Read aloud the names of the storefronts, posters and other signage.

When comparing prices, find customer service and start speaking in English, even if you know what you want. Purchase items through chat, and in person or by phone. Start sending messages in English, like Twitter and Facebook. Ask English speaking friends; will be able to help you with the best material to study.

Take a class in English hobby, like cooking or football. This will help a lot with communication skills, rather than pick up a class in your native language. Head out to the city where everyone speaks English and you will even find bars for backpackers and international clubs where tourists hangout. You can practice your English with them and may even be interested in learning your mother tongue.

If you want to know more fun and exciting to learn English or if you are ready to start then jump online and look for an English teaching organization that offers free practice test IELTS ways. The IELTS test helps determine your current level of English proficiency in speaking, reading and writing. The results of this examination (IELTS score) can be very important for employment and residence in Australia.

Friday, June 6, 2014

Some problems to face while learning English

It's no secret that learning English language is no easy task. Everyone is trying to General English as quickly as possible without studying the problems and difficulties, but when it comes to the process of learning itself, several problems arise with him, you name it:

You can not pronounce the same way as the native language to do and get frustrated trying to tune certain sounds foreign words.

They simply can not understand why, despite all the efforts that you put on memorizing new vocabulary, they just seem to disappear when you need them.

The rules of grammar learn you just seem to disappear from your memory as soon as you begin to speak.

They have trouble understanding native speakers or you do not trust your speaking and often get stuck not being able to say anything when you confront native speakers, and you think that learning a foreign language is just too hard, and it seems no joy in it.

English pronunciation, grammar, spelling and vocabulary usage are the most popular areas to make mistakes. Very often think on the early stages of learning English, students in their native language and then translate it to English, which is a direct route to the errors.

In general, the most common problem is in learning a foreign language psychological - accelerated targets are enemies for the learners. Most students want to speak English fluently and very quick to make without accent and error. You want to have an optimal and correct pronunciation of sounds. Students pay much attention to the intonation, but forget about grammar rules and the use of vocabulary. Sometimes trying to remember the rules, forget students to understand them first. And then use memorizing the inability to correct grammar in practice, leading to a loss of interest for the language.

Only the systematic learning of all language aspects to create successful learning of a foreign language.

Another difficulty is the language spelling. English language spelling is known throughout the world. Sometimes it is quite difficult to remember, a long time spelling and very short debate, as is the case with the word "is daughter'-eight letters and four tones. Often the pronunciation of the words is different, the synonyms are not easy to find, and the verbs are hard to learn.

English language courses in the UK suggest different ways to make the process of learning less stressful. Mastering the skills of reading, writing, listening and speaking is the best way to minimize the influence of the mother tongue interference. Every teacher has to work together some special secrets and inventions, how to motivate learners and to help them develop their creativity in the classroom and speaking activities.

Learn English in London UK! Students will be an exciting location of the capital of the United Kingdom with all its amenities, culture, history and fashion. It will be an interesting adventure to be simple in their lives and environment, concentrate on your studies. English language courses in the UK will help you to achieve the best results of learning the English language in a short time.

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

English Informal Contractions

Informal Contractions are shortened forms of other words that people use when they talk lightly. Not exactly slang, but are a bit of jargon .

For example , "will" is a short form of "will" . When you say " will be" very quickly , without carefully pronouncing each word , it may seem "being."
Please remember that these informal contractions. I mean, we do not use in the discourse of " right " , and used it almost always written . ( If you see this writing, for example , a caricature , it is because written words are words or dialogues. ) Generally used only when spoken quickly, and by the way, for example, with friends. Some people never even in the vernacular.

It is probably true that informal contractions are more common in American English.

Note also that , unlike normal contractions , usually do not use apostrophes ( ') with contractions informal writing .

These are some of the common informal contractions , with example sentences . Note that the example sentences can be somewhat artificial , because if we do , we can also use other contractions in the same sentence , or even a few words completely precipitate a contraction. For example :

    What are you going to do? >>
    Whatcha going to do? >>
    Whatcha gonna do?


    Do you want a water?
    Do you wanna water?
    D'you wanna water?
    D'ya wanna water?
    Ya wanna water?
    Wanna water?

    ain't = am not/are not/is not
    I ain't sure.
    You ain't my boss.
    ain't = has not/have not
    I ain't done it.
    She ain't finished yet.

    gimme = give me
    Gimme your money.
    Don't gimme that rubbish.
    Can you gimme a hand?

    gonna = going to
    Nothing's gonna change my love for you.
    I'm not gonna tell you.
    What are you gonna do?

    gotta = (have) got a
    I've gotta gun.
    I gotta gun.
    She hasn't gotta penny.
    Have you gotta car?
    gotta = (have) got to
    I've gotta go now.
    I gotta go now.
    We haven't gotta do that.
    Have they gotta work?

    kinda = kind of
    She's kinda cute.

    lemme = let me
    Lemme go!

    wanna = want to
    I wanna go home.

    wanna = want a
    I wanna coffee.

    whatcha = what are you
    Whatcha going to do?
    whatcha = what have you
    Whatcha got there?

    ya = you
    Who saw ya?

Telephonic English Learning Tips

When the phone rings in English, do not be afraid to answer them ! The fear of talking on the phone in a second language will disappear if you practice often . The hardest part about using the phone in a language that is not your own , the fact that you can not see the eyes of the other person , mouth and body movements ( body language ) . Although you might not be aware of , in face-to- face conversation you lip- read and note smiling, frowning and moving hands. Listen to someone on the phone , as there is a section of a recording with tape in class. The only difference is that you speak there again are !
In this lesson we look at some of the words and phrases we . Calls for the There are also some training sessions and a quiz for you to check your understanding. And remember , practice makes perfect ! Ring , Ring ...

Phone Tips
Speak slowly and clearly
Hearing someone speak in a second language over the phone can be very challenging because you can not see the person you are trying to hear . However, it may be more difficult for the person to understand to talk with you . You may not realize that your pronunciation is not clear , because your teachers and fellow students know and understand . Pay particular attention to your weaknesses ( such as " the r " and " l " s "or" b "and" v " ) when you are on the phone. If you are nervous to make phone calls in English, you can even notice very quickly speaks . Practice or write down what you want to say and take a few deep breaths before you make a call.

Make sure that you understand the other speaker

Do not pretend everything you hear on the phone to understand . Even native speakers ask each other to repeat from time to time and confirm information . This is especially important if you take a message for someone else. Learn the corresponding expressions that use native English speakers if they do not hear something right. Do not be afraid , the person to remember to slow down more than once . Keep your phone in an area that is different from other noise distractions such as a radio or television.

Practice with a friend
Ask another student to practice talking on the phone with you. You could choose one night a week and alternately call each other at any given time . Try to speak for at least fifteen minutes. You can talk socially , or play a role in different scenarios in a business environment . If you are , you can not have access to a phone by two chairs up back to practice again . The most important thing to practice English phone is that you can not see each other in a position his mouth . It's amazing how much people read lips without noticing .

Use company and recordings
There are many ways to practice English free phone . After business hours , you can call and listen to recorded messages. Write what you hear for the first time , and then call back and check your notes are accurate. Use your phone to your everyday life . Call to eat a pizza delivery instead of going out . Call a salon to book a hair appointment . You can also call the movie theater for the list instead of asking the newspaper. Some large cities have free shots that you call for information such as your daily horoscope or the weather. (Make sure that you are not going to initially charged for these numbers.) Some products have free phone numbers on the packaging , you can call for information . Think of a question you want to ask , and call the toll-free number ! For example , call the number on the back of Getreidefeldund ask for coupons. You must provide your name and address. Make sure you have a pen handy so that you can repeat and verify the information your understanding.

Learn phone etiquette ( manners )
The way that you talk to your best friend on the phone is very different from the way you should talk with someone in a business environment. Many ESL speakers make the mistake that too directly on the phone . It is possible that the person on the other line will think that you are intentionally rude if you do not use formal language in certain situations. Sometimes just a word such as "may " or "may" is to sound polite necessary. You should have the same modal verbs you would use in a formal "face- to-face " situation. Take the time to learn how to answer the phone and say goodbye in a polite manner , as well as all the different types , how to start a conversation and casually.

Practise Facts and Figures
It only takes a short time to learn English phonetic spelling by heart , but it is something that you can use in the situation in each country. You should also say the practice dates and numbers aloud. You and a friend can write a list of facts and figures and turns reading over the phone with each other. Write down what you hear. Replace papers the next day and check your answers.

Monday, March 17, 2014

Why some students have difficulty with Cambridge English

Learning a new language can be difficult , especially if you study English courses for Cambridge exams Cambridge or IELTS or International English Language Test. What can students make the transition easier language while learning English Cambridge or IELTS exams.
Students should take advantage of any time they get together in study groups . This allows them to have a partner to study their English and better prepare for international English test . However, some students may not be good test takers and feel stressed when someone says "test" . Therefore , studying in a group with skills they can use in the international English test may be beneficial. Being in a group setting can help "Nervous Nellies ' relax .
Keeping together anymore
Some students actually remember more when the study group only . Group study helps students practice their pronunciation IELTS or International English Language Test Exam . It can also help them practice writing essays and critique the work of others . It may be more beneficial for students than studying alone, because it can be more difficult to study for certain sections of the IELTS or International English Language Test Exam .

Studying together, which can help relax certain students so they are not so tense before an IELTS exam. Some students may also need time to study their individual Cambridge English only . If they have a host family , it may be helpful to practice Cambridge English with their host family or using the IELTS exam.

Get enough rest before the testThe night before the test , students must take a break and do not open their study guides. In this way, they can relax before a test and not be nervous . It can help students simply do something fun before examination. If students have not learned English before nightfall review, cramming will further overload their brains, they will not sleep well, they will be stressed and do not do well on a test that measures their powers of English Cambridge.

Did you know that studies have shown that those who are sleep deprived may act in some cases as if they were under the influence of drugs? Lack of sleep affects your ability to remember even simple tasks. This is why students should relax, get at least eight hours of sleep and wake up refreshed. By doing these things , a student will have an easier time taking the exam and get higher scores .

For one it teaches students how to organize their thoughts for tests such as IELTS or the Trinity test . Be able to organize your thoughts , whether for IELTS , Trinity test or any other test will be useful long after the test. This is because professionals must learn how to present their ideas clearly . This will help to introduce new ideas, new policies for the workplace , etc. .. But it is not only business professionals who need the skills that students learn in courses such as English courses Cambridge . Be able to communicate clearly is beneficial for everyone.

Time management and stress relieving skills acquired through study
IELTS tests and trials Trinity teach students how to manage time . Students must send a certain amount of time to certain sections of the test . When you make during or Cambridge to study for the IELTS test or Trinity Test , students must manage their time to cover all the information will be tested on . By time to study all the information that will be recorded on an IELTS test or the Trinity test delegate students better prepare for the exam without stress .

Use of Correct English Words

Abscess (not absess or abcess)

Absolute (not absoloute)

accessible (not -able)

acquaintance (not -ence)

across (not accross)

address (not adr-)

advisory (not -ery)

afraid (not affraid)

aggressive (not agr-)

among (not amoung)

analyse (not -ize as in American English)

antisocial (not ante-)

appearance (not -ence)

argument (not arguement)

article (not -cal)

aspirin (not asprin)

athlete (not athelete)

audible (not -able)

babyhood (not -i-)

before (not befor)

bouncy (not -ey)

broccoli (not brocolli)

broken (not brocken)

bureaucracy (not -sy)

business (not buisness)

calculator (not -er)

captain (not -ian)

changeable (not -gable)

choice (not -se)

collapsible (not -able)

comprise (not -ize)

consistent (not -ant)

convenience (not -ance)

curiosity (not -ious-)

describe (not dis-)

desiccated (not dess-)

development (not developement)

didn’t (not did’nt)

difference (not -ance)

disciple (not disiple)

doubt (not dout)

duly (not duely)

enthusiasm (not -ou-)

environment (not enviroment)

etc. (not e.t.c. or ect.)

exaggerate (not exagerate)

exclamation (not -claim-)

exercise (not excercise)

expendable (not -ible)

exuberant (not -ent)

familiar (not fammiliar)

fascinate (not facinate)

favourite (not -ate)

feasible (not -able)

fluorescent (not flourescent)

forty (not fourty)

frequent (not -ant)

gauge (not guage)

ghastly (not gastly)

glamorous (not -our-)

grammar (not -er)

grateful (not greatful)

grievous (not -ious)

headquarters (not headquaters)

hindrance (not hinderance)

horrible (not -able)

hundred (not hundered)

impossible (not -able)

indelible (not -able)

independence (not -ance)

independent (not -ant)

intentions (not intensions)

jealous (not jelous)

landscape (not lanscape)

language (not langage)

library (not libary)

lonely (not lonley)

luggage (not lugage)

machinery (not -ary)

maintenance (not maintainance)

margarine (not margerine)

medicine (not medecine

messenger (not messanger)

minute (not minuit)

modern (not modren)

moment (not momment)

noticeable (not noticable)

obedience (not -ance)

often (not offen)

parent (not perant)

perhaps (not prehaps)

pleasant (not plesant)

possible (not -able)

present (not -ant)

procedure (not proceedure)

proclamation (not -claim-)

publicly (not publically)

radiator (not -er)

raspberry (not rasberry)

relevant (not revelant)

responsibility (not -ability)

ridiculous (not rediculous)

sandwich (not sanwich)

sentence (not -ance)

separate (not seperate)

severe (not servere)

simile (not similie)

somebody (not sombody)

something (not somthing)

supervise (not -ize)

terrible (not -able)

tiny (not -ey)

umbrella (not umberella)

until (not untill)

vegetable (not vegtable)

vehicle (not vechicle)

vigorous (not vigourous)

Methods to learn English for Business

Students can go to Business English UK to develop the necessary skills and study at the same time their knowledge of the English language for their business success in the completion of their study of English language courses in London UK .

Nowadays there are many methods and materials for preparation and equipment employees to better do their job.
Here are some of them that fit into a group of active learning methods :
- Case Method
- Project method
- And the process for forming

Case - Procedure
Recently , in the world of practice start interactive lectures, more and more popular, and the case method is used to implement solve the management problems in real life the theoretical knowledge obtained . The combination of these methods is the synergy effect . The case is the deeper analysis of the business situation. Not the case method Strokes Under the process of learning , but to participate in the discussion where teachers act as facilitators , the management of the student discussions with relevant questions and provide the assessment to the ideas that are generated in the class.

Such group discussions are similar to the laboratory classes in the higher educational institutions of the art , giving students the practical experience of the implementation of the theoretical knowledge obtained during lectures .

Another objective of the case method is to give students the opportunity to businesses and real conflict situations to analyze , so they solve problems and in a manner which is a big advantage of this method . In leadership and team members Discussions in the classroom, where so many members of the group are involved , provide the students with diverse business experience in professional areas in which such an exchange of ideas, is a further advantage of this method.

However, the biggest advantage of the case method is that students teach each other and the experiences of other participants in the group. This process is much better than just listen and take notes.

These advantages have made the case method popular in business schools around the world, and some schools have used this method to be the foundation of the curriculum.

The project method -
It is in the business training used in these days and it is one of the most popular methods that are used in modern schools around the world.

The method is based on the process of practical implementation of all that has been learned in the theoretical lessons are based . For example, the lecture on e -mail is the first contact with a supplier. To this end , students get to learn a mapping to the style of writing at first. Then they try to send an e -mail , by analyzing a few letters , including stored some clichés that are used in business correspondence , and once was the error they write the final and that to the companies with detailed information about the suppliers by given to the teacher. Basically, you get a project - one letter , according to the rules of business correspondence written in English. This method is good because the students have a chance to deal with real life tasks . The quality of learning language is higher in comparison with some other teaching methods.

Training method -
Learn to teaching students some theory and after that they get a chance to put it into practice. Then the participants a bit more information than they afterwards everything that has been learned to practice , will learn .

Draw the conclusion from the above, it is obvious that the active participation provides a good level of memorization of new material and its implementation in practice.

Friday, February 21, 2014

Teaching English as communication skills

Teaching English has become a mass phenomenon in this globalized world. Regardless of the age and regional or linguistic background everyone is trying to learn English in order to communicate in a position with people from different corners of the world . The reasons for people different, but what is constant is the huge need for trained English teachers around the world. Most people learn English to be able to communicate with people .
English teacher training courses have therefore come in a big way in the last twenty years . Teaching English has become one of the most popular professions in recent times . These teacher training courses offer a needed with all the skills , know- how and techniques to teach English. These courses are varied and you can choose according to their own preferences . Most of these teacher training courses are also available online , therefore , making it easier for people to follow .

In addition to the core teacher training courses , training taught in English has also a very important aspect of the various other teacher training courses such as the preschool teacher training, nursery and primary teacher education teacher training . In most non- English-speaking countries , English is now taught as part of the curriculum . Therefore, most of these training programs for teachers are also focus on the aspect of teaching English , so teachers to help a good knowledge of aspects of the teaching of language and students to communicate in a foreign language .

Starting training to teach English in a teacher training as the kindergarten teacher education is crucial , because the impact of education is the deepest in the formative years of a child. The foundation of a child during this time grows on the basis of a child and later develops a unique personality is formed . The taught to these young children in their tender years education remains with them forever . Therefore, many schools are eager to teach communication skills in English as part of the kindergarten curriculum. This requires a teacher too high in the skills of teaching in general and English in particular are trained . A proper kindergarten teacher training is a teacher on child psychology and makes them known to the emotional, physical , social and cognitive needs of children. Kindergarten teacher training helps a teacher to plan and execute skillfully teaching and teaching with the help of colorful visual and demonstrative manner , the stir and help , or to take him and the interest to learn a child's curiosity . In a kindergarten teacher training, you learn to help the young learners to express themselves verbally , to develop a language and interact socially. So the basics of communication in the English language are young children in nurseries that help young learners who adopt English taught as a second language . Therefore, in a kindergarten teacher training, special emphasis on the skills of teaching the basics of the language , such as listening , speaking, reading and writing and grammar and phonetics is paid.

Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Understanding Prepositions meaning

About identifies a topic.

Above can mean in or at a higher place.

Across indicates the direction of movement from one side of an area to the other. 

After means later than or following. 

Against means touching something or somebody for support. 

Ahead Of:
Ahead of means closer to a destination than or in front of.

Along means following the boundary of something. 

Among can mean surrounded by.

Around means following a boundary, in a circular direction. 

As means in the role of. 

At can indicate location.

Back to/Back From 
Back to indicates return.

Before means earlier than.

Behind means in the rear of.

Below means lower in number or degree than.

Beneath means under and concealed by.

Beside means next to. 

Besides means excepting.

Between indicates separation of two things.

Beyond means on the other side of.

But means except.

By indicates an actor, instrument, or cause.

Close to:
Close to means near.

Despite/In Spite Of 
Despite indicates an illogical occurrence.

Down indicates movement from a higher place.

During indicates within a period of time.

Except means excluding.

Far From: 
Far (away) from indicates a great distance between places or people.

For indicates a recipient or beneficiary. 

From indicates a source. 

In indicates location inside or within something else. 

In Back of:
In back of means located behind.

In Front of:
In front of means located before or facing something.

Inside means within something else.

Instead of:
Instead of means substituting for. 
Into indicates entrance. 

Like can mean similar to. 

Near means close to in terms of distance.

Next to:
Next to means at the side of.

Of indicates belonging or connection.


Off indicates movement from one place to another.

On indicates location higher than something and touching it; on top of. 

Onto indicates movement from one position to another one. 

On Top of:
On top of indicates a position higher than the object. 

Opposite means facing; across from. 

Out can indicate removal.

Outside (of) means not within. 

Over means above.

Past means beyond.
Through indicates passage within something. 

Throughout means in all parts of a place.

To indicates the destination of a verb. 

Toward means in the direction of a place.

Under means in a lower position than something else. 

Underneath means in a lower position than something else.

Until indicates the time of change of an activity or situation.

Up indicates movement to a higher place.

With means in the company of. 

Within means not outside a place.

Without indicates the absence of somebody.

American and British English: Differences in Vocabulary

US: apartment building
UK: block of flats

US: apartment/flat
UK: English: flat

US: antenna
UK: aerial

US: area code  
UK: dialing code

US: attorney  
UK: barrister/solicitor

UK: cashpoint

US: bathroom  
UK: loo/ WC/ toilet

US: band-aid 
UK: plaster

US: baby carriage  
UK: pram

US: buddy  
UK: mate

US: beet 
UK: beetroot

US: busy (phone line)  
UK: engaged

US: candy  
UK: sweets

US: can (of food)  
UK: tin

US: cafeteria  
UK: canteen

US: chips  
UK: crisps

US: check (rest.)/bill  
UK: bill

US: clothes peg 
UK: clothespin

US: corn  
UK: maize

US: cookie  
UK: biscuit

US: cotton candy  
UK: candy floss

US: crosswalk  
UK: zebra crossing

US: counter-clockwise  
UK: anti-clockwise

US: diaper  
UK: nappy

US: detour  
UK: diversion

US: dead end  
UK: cul-de-sac

US: driver's license  
UK: driving license

US: divided highway  
UK: dual carriageway

US: eggplant  
UK: aubergine

US: first floor  
UK: ground floor

US: fall/autumn  
UK: autumn

US: fries 
UK: chips

US: flashlight  
UK: torch

US: gearshift  
UK: gear-lever

US: garbageman/garbage collector  
UK: dustman/dustbin man

US: game (sports)  
UK: match

US: gas  
UK: petrol

US: guy  
UK: bloke

US: freeway/highway  
UK: motorway

US: to honk  
UK: to hoot/to honk

US: hood (car) 
UK: bonnet

US: jelly  
UK: jam

US: jello  
UK: jelly

US: kerosene 
UK: paraffin

US: line  
UK: queue

US: laundromat  
UK: laundrette

US: movie theater  
UK: cinema

US: motor home  
UK: caravan

US: mail  
UK: post

US: muffler  
UK: silencer

US: napkin  
UK: serviette

US: overpass  
UK: flyover

US: one-way ticket  
UK: single ticket

US: parking lot  
UK: car park

US: pacifier  
UK: dummy

US: pants  
UK: trousers

US: pet peeve  
UK: pet hate

US: period  
UK: full stop

US: private school  
UK: public school

US: pharmacy (or drugstore)  
UK: chemist's shop

US: red hair  
UK: ginger hair

US: real estate agent  
UK: estate agent

US: résumé/CV  

US: restroom  
UK: public toilet

US: to rent (a car)  
UK: to hire (a car)

US: shrimp  
UK: prawn

US: semi-trailer  
UK: articulated lorry

US: sedan (car)  
UK: saloon

US: soccer  
UK: football

US: station wagon  
UK: estate car

US: sidewalk  
UK: pavement

US: store  
UK: shop

US: trailer  
UK: carvan

US: thumbtack  
UK: drawing pin

US: tank top  
UK: vest

US: truck  
UK: lorry

US: trash/garbage can  
UK: rubbish bin

US: turn signal  
UK: indicator

US: two weeks  
UK: fortnight

US: trunk (car)  
UK: boot

US: vest  
UK: waistcoat

US: windshield  
UK: windscreen

US: zucchini  
UK: courgette

US: zip code  
UK: postcode

US: z (pron. "zee") 
UK: z (pron. "zed")