Starting a conversation isn’t easy, especially with someone you’ve never met before. Suddenly saying ‘Nice to meet you’ and giving[…]Read more
Improve fluency and naturalness with trinomials
Have you heard of trinomials? They are a type of collocation and common in spoken English. Trinomials are used in[…]Read more
Effective oral presentations
Presenting in another language can be very challenging but it can also be very rewarding. To be able to present[…]Read more
Recommended free listening sites
Find below a list of my seven favorite free listening websites. Rank Site Content 1 VOA Learning English Variety of[…]Read more
Recommended free pronunciation sites (and apps)
Find below a list of my seven favorite free pronunciation websites. Rank Site/app Content 1 Sounds: The Pronunciation App Useful[…]Read more
How can I improve my listening skills?
Learners often tell me they find listening difficult. Usually they say it’s because the speakers talk too quickly, or the[…]Read more
What does ‘catch up for a coffee’ mean?
I’m sure you’re all familiar with the verb “catch” in a sentence like “to catch a baseball”. But “catch” is[…]Read more