Working as an English teacher for almost three decades, I've learned to talk about various subjects. Talking to a person you've just met can be challenging at times. However, engaging in these common ground topics will not only help you improve your English but also develop your social skills.
The verbs let, make, have, get and help are called 'causative' verbs because they cause something to happen. As such, these verbs are used in a causative sentence structure. Causative verb LET: Meaning: allow someone to do something. Structure: Let + person/thing + verb Example sentences: We couldn't let our daughter adopt a kitten because … Continue reading Causative verbs: let, make, have, get, help
The 'Oxford comma' or the 'serial comma' is an optional comma before the word 'and' or ’or’ in a list: They have a dog, a cat, and a hamster. Do you have this shirt in black, white, or grey colour? The reason it is called the Oxford comma is because it was primarily used … Continue reading The Oxford Comma: yes or no?
It can be pretty hard to take notes when the teacher is speaking English in ‘light’ speed, watch a film without subtitles or even listen to a podcast. You may find yourself struggling for concentration or getting nervous because it’s ‘too fast’. It’s frustrating. You've been studying English for so long and you still have … Continue reading 7 Tips to Help You Improve Your Listening Skills
If you are a foreign language learner, then you probably sometimes find yourself translating words and sentences from your native language to the language you’re studying or vice versa. As a matter of fact, it’s a natural thing to do though you would be better off if you stopped doing it as it could add … Continue reading Stop translating in your head and start thinking in English
The ideal way of studying a language hasn’t been found yet, but here are some advice on how you should study a language in order to get on fluency and build self-confidence. We all know that everyone learns differently but here are some methods you can use. If you’re diligent and persevere to them, I … Continue reading How to Learn English