Category: Learning English (Page 1)

Articles on how to learn English successfully

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The 100 most useful socialising phrases

Category: Learning English Topic: Vocabulary
Vital phrases for being hospitable and responding to hospitality.
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The 100 most useful social English phrases

Category: Learning English Topic: Discourse
The most important social English phrases for meeting and greeting, dealing with small talk, making guests feel comfortable, etc.
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The 100 best small talk questions

Category: Learning English Topic: Discourse
The most important small talk questions to know how to use and respond to
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CPE Use of English Part One tips

Category: Learning English Topic: Exam Traps and Tricks
How to do well in and study for the first part of Cambridge Proficiency Use of English
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The 100 most useful acronyms for EFL learners

Category: Learning English Topic: Vocabulary
The most important acronyms for English language learners to learn
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The 100 most useful abbreviations for EFL learners

Category: Learning English Topic: Vocabulary
The most important short forms for people learning English as a foreign language.
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80 British gestures

Category: Learning English Topic: General
List of UK gestures, with meanings of gestures used in the United Kingdom and how to make them.
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The 100 most useful phrases for business meetings

Category: Learning English Topic: Vocabulary
The most important phrases for taking part in business meeting in English.
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Why does my teacher not speak more slowly?

Category: Learning English Topic: General
Reasons why teachers sometimes speak at a speed at which students can't understand everything that they say - both good ones and bad ones - with possible student reactions.
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57 ways to improve your fluency

Category: Learning English Topic: Learning and Teaching
Short and long term solutions for those who want to speak more quickly and smoothly. Also useful for teachers planning classroom fluency practice.
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Proofreading 101 for ESL Writers

Category: Learning English Topic: Learning and Teaching
Some tips for learners to help them to proofread their writing
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Why does my teacher make me correct my own answers?

Category: Learning English Topic: General
A number of reasons why your teacher might make you correct your own answers
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Why does my teacher stop me using my dictionary or electronic dictionary?

Category: Learning English Topic: Learning and Teaching
Reasons why your teacher may stop you using dictionaries in class.
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How to learn English with your young child

Category: Learning English Topic: Learning and Teaching
Easy and sensible ways to practise English with your children
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How to improve your pronunciation outside class

Category: Learning English Topic: Pronunciation
Ideas and tips to help you improve your pronunciation outside class
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Activities for conversation exchanges

Category: Learning English Topic: General
Some ideas for using language exchange sites
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How to correct yourself outside class

Category: Learning English Topic: Learning and Teaching
This article has some suggestions on developing self-correction skills and starting to use more accurate English, all without the help of a teacher.
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How to choose English classes for your young kids

Category: Learning English Topic: Learning and Teaching
Advice on choosing English classes for very young learners
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Using pairwork

Category: Learning English Topic: Learning and Teaching
The two biggest disagreements between teachers and students all over the world on how it is best to study English in class are about the amount of error correction and the amount of pairwork.
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Games in adult ESL

Category: Learning English Topic: Learning and Teaching
Do games have a place in an adult ESL class?
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Reading authentic texts

Category: Learning English Topic: Learning and Teaching
Is it necessary to read authentic texts?
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Why does my teacher skip exercises in the textbook?

Category: Learning English Topic: General
One of the ESL classroom mysteries explained
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Why does my teacher make me use an English-English Dictionary?

Category: Learning English Topic: Learning and Teaching
What's wrong with bilingual dictionaries?
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Why does my teacher make me learn English grammar words?

Category: Learning English Topic: Learning and Teaching
Do learners need to know grammar terms?
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Why does my teacher make me read silently?

Category: Learning English Topic: Learning and Teaching
Why doesn't my teacher make or let us read aloud?