Make this your best English learning year with these tips. I’m not saying these tips are original, but sometimes you just need to try something small to make a big change. EwaS Read? Really? People read more than ever, but it’s mostly social media and personal messages. As you’ve probably noticed when you read snippets in… Continue reading English Learning Tips for 2016
I loved The Sea, a novel by John Banville I’ve just finished reading, about a man who’s just lost his wife to cancer. Banville’s an amazing writer. You’ll see this right away when you read these quotations. I’ve just copied a few things, but really the novel is full of great writing. The novel is about… Continue reading John Banville’s Superb Writing – Examples from The Sea
Your task is to read a short story, “The Dwarf,” which you can find here. Then answer the vocabulary questions. I’ll tell you briefly what the story is about and what you can expect. About the writer Ray Bradbury: Alan Light Ray Bradbury (died in 2012) was an American writer best known for his surrealist… Continue reading The Dwarf by Ray Bradbury: Story + Vocabulary Quiz
For those of you who’ve been following me, I believe that reading a lot is the key to improving your English. Not just talking a lot. You need to learn new words and new ways to express yourself. I know there are some people who don’t like reading. This is weird to me, as I love… Continue reading Don’t Want to Read a Book? Read a Magazine instead
By Jacqueline Schaalje It’s better to learn English using a text that is not too hard for you. Why is that? 1 Difficult texts make you tired. You probably know yourself that when you need to read a book or magazine or whatever in very difficult English, it doesn’t motivate you to keep reading. It’s… Continue reading Reading Difficult Texts – Some tips that Can Make Your Reading Easier
Jacqueline Schaalje Photos by Pedro Ribeiro Simoes I get asked this question fairly often. There are many different approaches to learning vocabulary, but in my view reading offers you one of the best ways to learn new words in a fun way. 1 Read and Read. I know, you’ve heard this tip before from old… Continue reading What’s the Best Way to Learn New Vocabulary?