If you have a problem with spelling in English, it doesn’t have to mean you are dyslectic or dysgraphic. I’ve had several students who were able to spell perfectly in their native language, but as soon as they had to write English they went to pieces. None of these students was dyslectic! It’s very… Continue reading Read This if You Have a Problem with Spelling – Practice Programme
Learn to pronounce some common words in the right way in this video: The video discusses the pronunciation of some words that are spelt with a and o. But do they also sound like a and o? Nope. Watch the video to get all the details and a list of words.
Recently I received an email that went like this: “Dear Sir, Sorry, but my English is very Bad. Please help.” First of all it made me smile. If you want to be polite, please address me with Dear Madam, because I’m a woman! I get many emails that address me with Dear Sir. But I… Continue reading Many learners of English think their English is “very bad.” What can you do about it?
You might be one of those people who dream that your English will one day be as good as your first language. Is this possible? Yes, I think it is. But many educators now seem to believe that you should learn two languages when you’re young. I don’t think that’s true or even desirable. I… Continue reading Are You Going to Be Bilingual?
What are relative clauses? Relative clauses are the parts of the sentence that give additional information, often about a noun. They’re not independent sentences, so you can’t put them on their own. They often start with a wh-word, which in technical terms is called the relative pronoun. Relative clauses are an economic way of putting… Continue reading Relative clauses: Who, Which, and Whose
Some people get a little shy when they need to speak English on the phone. So here are some things you can say. It’s amazing how nervous you can get when you need to speak to someone in a language that is not your own. Suddenly you lose all your confidence, just because you can’t… Continue reading Telephone English in Three Steps
In dating there are rules, in traffic there are rules, in math there are rules, now it turns out there are rules in learning a languages. And when you’re adult, you’re so much better at learning those rules. When I trained as a teacher, it was hip to teach students in the implicit method. That… Continue reading Never Too Late to Learn – Adults Are Better at Learning a Language than Children