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Where do you live? Do you live in a small town, a big city, or a remote village? What’s it like? In this lesson, you can learn how to describe your hometown in English. Describing your hometown is useful for your conversational English, and could also help you in exams such as the IELTS speaking exam or the FCE speaking exam. See the full version of this free English video lesson here: http://www.oxfordonlineenglish.com/talking-about-hometown You can learn: - How to introduce where you live. - How to describe your hometown in detail. - How to say what you like or dislike about your hometown. - How to talk about the ways your hometown has changed. - How to build a longer, detailed, interesting answer to describe your hometown in English! See more free Oxford Online English lessons here: www.oxfordonlineenglish.com/free-english-lessons
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If you follow these rules I promise you that you will succeed. I've taught English for more than 15 years. And I'm often asked the question "how do I get fluent in English?" So here are 8 best tips for achieving fluency., If you are struggling I hope this video will motivate you to continue. You can do it. Intermediate and advanced English lessons with subtitles on our youtube channel. Brought to you by LetThemTalk language school in Paris. We go deeper http://www.youtube.com/user/letthemtalkparis?sub_confirmation=1 Italian Afternoon by Twin Musicom is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution licence (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/) Artist: http://www.twinmusicom.org/
A free English lesson on English listening, and how you can improve your English listening skills. You’ll see simple, effective tips that anyone can use to improve their English listening skills. We’ll also give you a practical, easy-to-follow study plan to help you improve your English listening fast. See the full version here: https://www.oxfordonlineenglish.com/improve-english-listening This lesson will help you: - Learn how to relax when listening to English speakers. - Understand why translating from English into your language is a bad idea. - Learn ways to use the context to better listen to and understand English. - Think about different situations in which you will listen to English and try to understand. - Make a study plan for the best ways to improve your English listening. You can see more great FREE lessons like this one on our website: https://www.oxfordonlineenglish.com/
Get The English Fluency Formula EBOOK: http://gonaturalenglish.com/ebook In conversations and other situations where you need to be able to process information quickly and respond immediately, translating in your head is a big problem. It slows you down. It makes you hesitate. At times you’ll completely miss out on the conversation because your chance to jump in has come and gone and you’re still trying to translate. On top of all that, a lot of slang, idioms and phrasal verbs can be difficult to translate quickly — if at all! It’s really best for your fluency if you stop translating in your head and learn to start thinking in English. Thinking in English is very important to developing your fluency in English… so let’s go! Here are my nine tips for thinking in English. DO DAILY ACTIVITIES IN ENGLISH Can you change your phone settings to English? How about talking to your pet in English when you’re going for a walk? If you commute to work by train or bus could you buy your fare in English? LISTEN TO MORE ENGLISH FOR IMMERSION WITH NATIVE SPEAKERS Turn on the internet radio, download podcasts, put Netflix or YouTube on in the background while you’re doing your chores or work! Your brain is so amazing that it will begin to recognize patterns and want to follow them too! TRY GUESSING OR PLANNING WHAT ENGLISH SPEAKERS ARE GOING TO SAY When you predict the conversation based on experience, you’ll be more confident and ready to respond. Imagine the conversations that you want to have in the future and create them before they happen so you feel more prepared. It may not go word-for-word how you plan it, so be ready for change. You could write the conversation down and practice it a few times. STOP LEARNING EXCLUSIVELY THROUGH TRANSLATION Observe, watch, hear, smell and relate vocabulary directly to its meaning — not the word in your first language. USE A MONOLINGUAL DICTIONARY A bilingual dictionary is good for one thing — to put your coffee cup on so it doesn’t leave rings on your table. LABEL OBJECTS IN YOUR EVERYDAY LIFE IN ENGLISH You can do this in your mind or actually on pieces of paper taped to the objects (or use sticky notes). Start with everyday objects that you use every day! For example, if I have a book at home and I am learning Portuguese I would label it “livro,” or if I am learning Arabic then I would label it “kitab.” Every time I look at it I am reminded to think that word! TALK TO YOURSELF IN ENGLISH Ask yourself questions and answer them. Make up a short story about a person you see on your way to work. You may want to do this in private when no one else is within earshot. It’s ok if you are not sure if your grammar is perfect, or if you make a mistake. No one will know! If you’re not sure if what you said to yourself is correct or not, then make a note to yourself to find out! You can do some research online, or ask your teacher or a native speaker friend later. JUST START THINKING IN ENGLISH WITH A MANTRA Even the smallest effort is better than nothing. Start with a mantra, or motto, that will help you get started each day in English. For example, “My English is getting better each day.” THINK A LITTLE MORE IN ENGLISH EACH DAY Start small. Make it a habit to think in English a little each day. Set an alarm if it’s hard to remember to switch into English. Then use the timer on your phone or computer to 1 minute to start and think only in English for that amount of time. It doesn’t matter what you think about, or even if you just say a few of the same phrases over and over. See if you can extend the time each day by 30 seconds! Social media: FACEBOOK: http://facebook.com/gonaturalenglish TWITTER: http://twitter.com/gonaturaleng My email: info@GoNaturalEnglish.com
In this lesson, you can learn how to speak more fluently in English.
How long have you been studying English? Do you find sometimes that even though you study hard, you can’t speak fluently? Do you learn lots of grammar and vocabulary, but you find it difficult to make sentences when you speak.
In this lesson, we’re going to talk about fluency and what you can do to change this situation and improve your English fluency.
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You can learn:
- What fluency means and what different skills you need to work on to improve your English fluency.
- The one most important thing you can do to for fluent English.
- How to deal with pressure, nervousness and shyness when speaking English.
- How to use reading aloud to improve the speed and fluency of your spoken English.
- How to use songs to improve your spoken fluency in English.
- A simple but effective vocabulary-learning technique that will make it easier to speak and respond fluently and naturally.
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