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Month: March 2019

How To Persuade People In English

English speakers aren’t always direct. For example, we don’t just say what we want and hope that people will agree. Instead, we often use an introductory phrase to get people to agree with an idea or feeling first – before asking for what we want. In this post, I’ve got two native-speaker phrases for you… Read More

How To Reduce Your Accent

Have you ever said this? “My accent is too strong.” Or this? “I’m embarrassed when I speak because I sound … (Spanish / Italian, etc.)” If you’re worried about your accent, there are a few things you can do to reduce it and improve your English pronunciation. Choose, listen and analyse Choose the accent you… Read More

Advanced English: Swearing And ‘Bad Words’

English has a range of swear words. Some are unlikely to offend other people, while others are much stronger and more likely to upset people. If you spend any time at all in an English-speaking country, or if you watch English films, etc; you’re going to hear swear words. In this blog post, I’ve got… Read More

Expressions With Get

You can use “get” + adjective to describe a type of change. When you use it this way, it can mean “become”. Use “get” + adjective instead of using a reflexive pronoun. For example, say “get involved” rather than “involve myself”. This will make you sound more natural when you speak English. Here are some… Read More