Welcome to my first ever podcast! In this episode we talk about listening to native speakers. Many students tell me they can understand their English teacher, but when they talk to other people, they cannot understand. In this episode we look at how native speakers blend words together when they speak. I hope you enjoy […]
Julian Treasure says, “We are losing our listening.” This video looks at 5 ways to listen better. Listening can be hard even in your own language. In fact, most people are not very good listeners! In this short talk from ted.com, Julian Treasure shares five ways to improve your listening skills for ‘conscious’ listening — to other people […]
Feedback on yesterdays question: Yesterday I gave you a quiz. How to respond when you don’t understand the question: Q)Yo dude! Sorry to get in your face, but can you tell me where I could hang a leak? I chose this sentence because the only ‘easy’ word is the question word: ‘where’. When you have trouble […]
The Tale of Peter Rabbit Today, a story for you to read AND Listen to. Let me know if you enjoy ir or not. WHAT TO DO: Listen to the story, without reading. Read the story, without listening. Read and listen at the same time. REMEMBER: Use your dictionary for any new words! Can’t see […]
Last Tuesday was St. Patrick’s Day! Do you know what St. Patrick’s Day is? TIP: St. = SAINT To be honest, I never knew very much about St. Patrick’s Day. I knew it was a special day from Ireland. I knew that people wore green and drank beer on St. Patrick’s Day, but that was all! I […]
One of my friends asks: Q: Could you help me know where I can buy an English conversation CD with Australian or New Zealand accent? In my country most CDs come with British and American accents. I am interested in learning English with any different accent, so I can improve my listening. A: Yes, it can be hard to find […]
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