Grammar! For many of us, the word triggers memories of finger-wagging schoolteachers, and of wrestling with the ambiguous and complicated rules of using formal language. But what is grammar? In fact, it's the integral basis of how we speak and write. As such, a refined awareness of grammar opens a world of possibilities for both your pleasure in the English language and your skill in using it, in both speech and the written word.
In this cutting-edge program, 30 Days to a More Powerful Vocabulary, personal development expert and English enthusiast Dan Strutzel will instruct, enlighten, and inspire you with a concentrated 30-day program that will teach you over 500 words. But, more than teaching you these words, the uniquely designed morning and evening review sessions will ensure that these words become a habit-knit part of your life - and with minimal effort on your part.
Focus your English learning on the most frequently used verbs. Learn just the 100 verbs you need for everyday life to talk about the past, the present, and the future. One of the usual mistakes when learning a foreign language is that the student has no priorities. All the unknown verbs get the same attention. Actually, to communicate you need only 100 verbs in any language. These verbs are the most frequently used and can be defined using an algorithm that provides the ranking.
Stephen Fry hosts four programmes on the joys of the English language - as heard on BBC Radio 4, including Current Puns. Why does our language groan with the weight of puns? What exactly is a pun? And who, or what, is the Thief of Bad Gags?
Do you want to master the vocabulary required to conduct conversations freely in various situations? Listen to "English Vocabulary Master - 300 Idioms". This audio course on an intermediate / advanced level is aimed to teach and consolidate knowledge of more than 300 idiomatic phrases that occur most frequently in everyday conversations. Learning takes place through the association of meanings in contexts.
In the first part of this speech training manual, we provide practical exercises for difficult speech patterns, such as word endings, consonant clusters, schwa, and strong and weak forms of words. The second part is devoted to connected speech patterns. The third part deals with natural flow of speech, intonation, sentence stress, and onomatopoeia. The fourth part covers how to make your speech interesting to listen to using power, pitch, pace, and pause.
After years of teaching intermediate students who never seemed to improve, I decided to find out what the problem was. Essentially, intermediate students get stuck because learning at this stage is a different type of learning than at the beginner stage. You have mastered the grammar and the basic vocabulary, but most textbooks just carry on like nothing has changed. However, what you need at the intermediate stage is not just more dry grammar and lists of vocabulary.
What's the secret to speaking English better? It's mastery of those tricky idioms and phrases that are so common in English. And learning these idioms and phrases will not only help you speak better, it will help you understand Americans better. In this course, you'll join an American family as they go about their day-to-day lives. Along the way, you will master over 300 of today's most common English idioms and expressions!
You've probably spent years trying to learn how to speak English. You've taken a class, maybe an online course, read a book, and studied online; and yet, you still cannot speak English and sound like a native speaker. If you've been struggling and would like your speech to sound more natural, then you have come to the right place! This book will help you sound exactly like a native speaker. It will teach you everything from the best techniques to the most common words and phrases that are used in the English language.
You have studied English for years, yet you still don't speak English well. You have tried many methods, and you still make grammar mistakes, you still can't speak English fluently, and you still can't pronounce English words correctly. You can read, but you feel nervous to speak English or are too shy to speak English. The good news is this is very normal. You have simply used ineffective methods to learn to speak English. My name is Ken Xiao. I was in your situation before, but now I can speak English like a native, and I accomplished that in six months.
Four audio courses at intermediate level, which quickly and effectively increase vocabulary, and develop the skills of speaking and listening comprehension. A Month in Brighton and Holiday Travels present the subjects of everyday conversations, teach typical expressions used when travelling and going abroad. Business English broadens vocabulary used at work and when seeking new employment. It develops communication skills in the office and in various business situations.
The aim of this audiobook is entertainment - and surprise - but there will be a fair bit of erudition and incidental education along the way. We discover the oldest words, the newest, the longest, the shortest, the most frequently used, the costliest (yes, words can come with prices attached), the funniest, the most fatal, the most unusual...From the words Shakespeare gave us to the latest in sexting, the best and the worst, the most amusing and amazing words are here.
Get Rid of Your Accent is a speech training manual for mastering British-English pronunciation. The audiobook is based on a tried and trusted method, used in London drama schools, that helps British people with provincial accents learn standard British English. It includes humorous sentences, tongue twisters, period verses, and rhyme exercises. Relevant subjects are received pronunciation, elocution, and phonetics.
Based on the Speech Plasma Method, this collection of stories on 50 topics will help foreign students of English go through the most vulnerable period of learning - pre-intermediate level. At this stage students do not see their progress clearly enough and often feel increasingly anxious and frustrated. All the 50 stories are accounts of Julia's everyday life.
Introducing IELTS Vocabulary 3000: The most comprehensive audio course for IELTS Vocabulary on the market. There are three levels (Easy, Medium, Difficult) that each consist of 10 powerful exercises covering 100 words each. You'll discover high-frequency words that have appeared in previous IELTS exams, increasing your chance for better test results!
English is the third most widely spoken language in the world and it is gaining ground. People in every corner of the globe are enrolling in English schools and online classes. But why? The reasons are varied but simple. Globalization of businesses, tourism opportunities, and the world of entertainment are only a few of them. This book is specifically written for Asian students who wishes to reduce their accent and greatly improve their English fluency level.
IELTS is the most popular English exam in the world today. It is also the ideal way to perfect the English language from a basic to advanced level. In this series, you will be escorted through the course with Richard Aspinall, a teacher who has a proven track record in teaching the IELTS curriculum successfully all over the world. He will take you through this "easy to follow" step by step guide where you will be represented by a student and you will learn everything you need to know to improve your English.
Learn to speak English in a few months, not years, with these 69 simple techniques! Do you want to speak English fluently like a native speaker? Would you like to speak confidently and easily, impressing people with how quickly you learned to speak English well? Would you like to remember new words and pronunciation quickly and permanently? If so, then Learn English 300% Faster: 69 Tips to Speak English Like a Native English Speaker! is the book for you!
This audio is the new and expanded third edition of American Accent Training, with four all-new chapters that cover the psychology of accent acquisition, American voice quality, a pronunciation overview, and an ESL instructor's guide. The audio features professional male and female voices that have been carefully selected to represent that perfect American accent.
IELTS is the most popular English exam in the world today. It is also the ideal way to perfect the English language from a basic to advanced level. In this series, you will be escorted through the course with Richard Aspinall, a teacher who has a proven track record in teaching the IELTS curriculum successfully all over the world. He will take you through this "easy to follow" step-by-step guide where you will be represented by a student and you will learn everything you need to know to improve your English.
Lernen Sie in diesem englischen Schnellkurs die gängigsten Vokabeln und Redewendungen, um über Probleme zu berichten, die Sie am Flughafen hatten. In nur 15 Minuten ist dieser Englisch-Schnellkurs von Spotlight express abgeschlossen. Die Lektionen und Dialoge werden von englischen Muttersprachlern gesprochen, wodurch Sie nicht nur Ihre Sprache trainieren, sondern auch Ihr Hörverständnis auf Vordermann bringen.
This is the English you'll never learn in a textbook. Do you know the must-know American Superstitions? With this quick audiobook, you'll learn American culture and the English language at the same time.
Now you can listen your way to a top score with this new TOEFL Course. This course covers everything from leading test taking skills and strategies to a high-yield review of Reading, Listening, Speaking and Writing portions of the TOEFL. This course is packed with main takeaways that are easy to remember and are key concepts for the TOEFL. This powerful TOEFL Course was created by expert TOEFL tutors and teachers who know the test and all its variations inside and out. The authors also know and share the very best ways to prepare for the test.
One of the usual mistakes when learning a foreign language is that the student has no priorities. All the unknown adjectives get the same attention. Actually, to communicate you only need 100 adjectives in any language. These adjectives are the most frequently used and can be defined using an algorithm that provides the ranking. In this book you'll find the list.
Before you take that trip to the UK, get a solid foundation of English! Start speaking English in minutes, and learn key vocabulary, phrases, and grammar in just minutes more with Introduction to British English. Our native English hosts break down all the sentences, grammar, and more in a simple, easily understandable way!
Lernen Sie in diesem englischen Schnellkurs die gängigsten Vokabeln und Redewendungen, die Sie kennen sollten, wenn Sie formelle oder formlose Einladungen schreiben wollen. In nur 15 Minuten ist dieser Englisch-Schnellkurs von Spotlight express abgeschlossen. Die Lektionen und Dialoge werden von englischen Muttersprachlern gesprochen, wodurch Sie nicht nur Ihre Sprache trainieren, sondern auch Ihr Hörverständnis auf Vordermann bringen.
This book is the first in a series of short stories aimed at helping you improve your comprehension of the English language. My Childhood Dream tells the story of a young boy and his adventures growing up in a countryside village in Brazil.
Conjunctions, prepositions, interjections and articles are explained in simple terms with example sentences for easy comprehension.
Do you wish you could speak American English like it is your first language? There are so many fun expressions and colloquial terms in American English that can jazz up the way you talk. Even for native English speakers from different parts of the world, understanding all those terms and using those in everyday language may be difficult. Then again, if your way of talking is completely different from your American peers, you may feel left out in conversations. What's the solution to this problem?
Danes speak wonderful English, yet they make a few common mistakes over and over. Whether it's thinking "competent" is a compliment, directly translating stuffy words like "derfor" and "hermed" or using "already" to describe a future event, this short book offers up a list of easy-to-fix mistakes to help Danes make their spoken and written English even more smooth and impressive.
This audiobook presents 500 difficult English words for students to study and master.
This book presents the most important elements of English grammar in a clear and simple manner. The book addresses all those who want to learn English, regardless of age, offering, through clear explanations and algorithms, a better and faster understanding of English grammar. Each lesson is accompanied by examples and exercises. The book contains 900 exercises.
A clear, concise and easy to understand guide to English grammar, punctuation and usage, this book includes simple explanations of grammar, punctuation, and usage. Appropriate for all ages, this authoritative guide makes learning English grammar and usage simple and enjoyable. This book is fully updated to reflect the latest rules in grammar.
You have studied English, yet you still don't speak English well. You've tried many methods and you still make grammar mistakes, you still can't speak English fluently, and you still can't pronounce English words correctly. You can read English, but you feel too nervous or too shy to speak English. The good news is, this is very normal. You have simply used ineffective methods to learn to speak English.
If you are a German speaker and want to improve your English, this book is for you. Focus your English learning on the most frequently used adverbs. Learn just the 100 adverbs you need for everyday life.