Learn English reading online news

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 Learn English reading news, it is more than beneficial, it is necessary. It’s not enough to wake up early in the morning, have a nice cup of coffee and think your English is improving without understanding the daily happenings in the most important English-Speaking countries around the world.

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It takes very little time from your day to skim through a few pages on the best online news sites. At the same time that you learn English with Music, Movies, and T.V. shows, English Slang and software, you have to make sure you can relate to the important events around the world.

 

Why learn English reading the news?

 News articles are written in what is called formal English: A standard format that allows for universal understanding of the written form and has standard expressions that come around the literary, business or marketing world, getting people used to certain terms, technicisms and manners of speech. These terms and vocabulary are so often seen in literature that a clear definition of what is formal and informal English can be easily distinguished.

 

The word “News” is the plural of “New”, indicating some new event, happening or ocurrence. When we want to know the news, we want the most recent and up to date information of importance: political scandals, sports events, fashion, film industry, science, etc. News give us context to link the meaning of language to real-life events that produce an immediate attention and the focus of our mind and emotions. Reading good news can also affect our brains during sad or cloudy days.

 

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Tips to learn English reading online news:

  1. Join online newspapers like The Skim, who provide short summaries delivered to your mailbox, giving you in simple English, the short version of news events. If you have an advanced level of English, you might want to read the Wallstreet Journal, or watch videos on CBS Try the newspaper that seems more friendly to you not only in interface but also in the way they deliver their content. I’m particularly fond of the BBC webiste. It has a friendly interface, it is a great source for videos and has amazing and well defined news sections. The BBC also offers a section called Words in the News for British English fans. People reading the news list important words and then read a story containing these words. Many of these words can be tough, but practice will get you through. The BBC also has a great phonetics section called the Sounds of English, containing a great array of videos and downloadable material for practicing pronunciation.

 

Voice of America has two levels for English-learners on its news website. You can listen to English podcasts and view videos. This channel includes subtitles (captions or words at the bottom of the screen) and the commentators speak slowly and very clearly, at a third slower than a regular podcast or news video. This is a great start for learners to take things at their own rythm, and since they can pause whenever they want, it makes for great analysis of words and phrases.

 

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High quality news for bulding precision.

 There are many sites with poor writing (grammar, syntax, content, style) that we want to avoid. This is why we should stick to high quality news sites that provide clear crisp writing and a great journalistic style to go along with it. The sentences should be short and informative, making use of the simple subject-verb-object formula. USA Today has many English-learner followers because of its clear and well written English articles.

Multicultural contribution is key to the writing of credible and sound (substantial, solid) news. For this reason the Guardian’s Staff is great at delivering accurate, unbiased (impartial) and heartfelt news that blend together the sense of community and international collaboration of dedicated reporters.

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Learn English reading what you truly like and enjoy.

 If politics or economics isn’t your thing, you might want to look for those news that truly capture your attention. If you’re into MAA (mixed martial arts) you might take a look at sites like sherdog.com. This is a great site for combat sports updates. But be warned that many sports commentators speak so fast that their commentaries end up being difficult to understand, and adding to this the constant yelling and shouting due to their emotional interaction with the sport itself.

The Midfield Dynamo Football Site breaks their news into top 10s; this is great for receiving summaries of valuable information in an easier to understand English without the emotional contribution of live commentators. Real Clear Sports pulls lists from several sites to create easy to view categories. You can find your most interesting topics categorized by best to last and find things your not so interested in ranging from bad to worst.

 

Kids can also benefit from Kids news sites such as htekidsnews.com where information is a filtered source of daily news according to their level. NBC Learn is another great site for kids that helps them learn about what’s happening around the world. Kids Discover and National Geographic Kids are also available for travel buffs.

 

Instyle Magazine is great for stept by step how-to guides. If you like following instructions on fashion, or be told what kind of shoes to wear for your upcoming marathon, Instyle Magazine organises how-to stories by topics of interest. It has great how-to story videos and its interface is self-explanatory.

 

If you’re into jogging and fitness, runnersworld gives you tons of how-to stories, from picking the right shoes for your daily jogging, for casual walking, and if you’re the track sports star, the right shoes for your intensive activity. It has how-to training videos, nutrition tips and really helpful and entertaining top 10s.

 

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Write your own news:

 One of my favorite activities is to write the news of important events within my country. I can either look into my country’s newspapers and do a translation, but will always compare the style with a good English-written newspaper for clarity and declarative sentences. Have a dictionary at hand for those difficult words. I would even recommend doing a full news article with good photography included. Do something simple like going to a museum and reporting on it. Take interesting pictures for your headlines; write short articles on particulars and points of interest regarding the place or event. Try using journalistic techniques of your favorite news papers and compare your work to theirs. Pretending to be a reporter is a lot of fun, and great learning can be gained.

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10 tips for learning English with songs and music

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If you haven’t started, now is the time and the good thing is that learning English with songs is not tedious nor boring, all the contrary, it is a process that will be natural and never annoying.

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Songs express emotions using rythm and harmony.

They are sticky and hard to forget.

They return to us in the form of subconscious repetition.

It is easy to carry your favorite songs in an ipod.

 

Why learn English through songs?

The effects of music on people, ranging from babies to adults has been scientifically proven as a positive result for many skills including language acquisition. We also have the famous theory of the Mozart Effect . This theory makes the claim that listening to Mozart or classical music boosts mental performance for tasks such as language learning. Frances Rauscher, a psychologist now at the University of Wisconsin at Oshkosh, and her colleagues made waves with the discovery that listening to Mozart improved people’s mathematical and spatial reasoning. Even rats ran mazes faster and more accurately after hearing Mozart than after white noise or music by the minimalist composer Philip Glass. Last year, Rauscher reported that, for rats at least, a Mozart piano sonata seems to stimulate activity in three genes involved in nerve-cell signalling in the brain.

 

.Slang and Colloquial language are a dime a dozen in songs, and the use of informal language is the bread and butter of most language-relaxed genres. Informal expression is best accepted in modern music and you will hardly ever hear any formal language being expressed in any genre. This is a great opportunity to compliment what you’ve been studying which is more formal and go the extra mile with the common colloquial speech.

 

. English pronunciation when sung sounds the same (and thank god!) when sang by English speakers from around the world. The beauty about music is that it harmonizes the language into a unical expression, allowing us to listen to English music from around the world and beeing able to understand all the words.

 

. Sticky stuff. English songs are very sticky, and repetition inside your head will provide you with words that even if you don’t know the meaning, they will still resound as ghosts of something to be filled with content. There are cases where we are repeating words in English without knowing them because we learned them in songs. You can take a different approach to that of the non-learning song listener and focus on these empty words and fill them up with content.

 

. It’s all about emotions with songs, and emotions are the linking element between words and meaning. Songs express things that we can relate to, and even if a song was meant to talk about something else, we can always relate to different fragments in a song. Our emotional attachment to these will guarantee an unforgettable list of vocabulary and expressions.

 My 10 great tips for learning English with Songs.

 

  1. Find the right songs by using important sites like youtube.

Youtube has the advantage of having visible lyrics.

 

  1. Select songs you enjoy. It is true, you are learning, but that doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy while doing it.

 

A good start is songs for children, try to go up in difficulty with popular pop songs and avoid the indistinct singers from rock and metal bands until your hearing ability improves.

 

  1. Create a vocabulary list (view my example) to scaffold the words you are not so familiar with and continue practicing them by getting familiar with their synonyms and antonyms. Search for example sentences on the internet with these words. You can follow songs by looking at the corresponding lyrics: there are great sites with the lyrics for songs.

 

Lyrics.com and Smartlyrics.com offer a wide library of lyrics and you will most certainly find any song you are looking for.

 

  1. Study the voculary and lyrics methodically. By this I mean: pick out the difficult words and try writing sentences with them and incorporating them into your everyday vocabulary. Practice these new words with friends on chat groups or even with your English Teacher. Try listening to lyrics of other songs that might make use of the same words.

 

  1. Singing in the shower. Unless you have a rockband or are in an English speaking Choir, you really have no choice but to sing in the shower. And seeing how intimidating singing can be for one who is not used to the sage, this is a great and private way to practice what you have learned.

 

 

  1. Come back to your old songs frequently. Make a playlist of songs you’ve played alot. Make a list of new songs and go back and forth from one to the other, never abandoning the old ones. Everytime you go back to those old songs you will understand them better.

 

  1. Listen to rock music once you feel your listening ability has improved. This will be your next challenge and will enhance your hearing ability a great deal.

 

  1. Find music that improves on what you have already learned. Go from hip-hop to pop and from pop to rock, but don’t be too drastic and go from children’s songs to heavy metal, since it could be discouraging. One step at a time.

 

  1. Smule is a great karaoke app that lets you sing with others around the world, it shows lyrics of songs and you can post these songs on your facebook page. You can listen to other people’s pronunciation during their singing and compare it to yours. It’s a great way to get you comfortable with singing and it is so enjoable.

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  1. Go have a look into the children’s songs repertoir. Compare the tunes to the songs you listened to when you where a child and get a feel for them.

 

Allmusic.com has a wonderful selection of children’s most popular songs.

 

 

Additional sources for learning English with songs.

 

Beny Lewis shares his tips on learning through music.

Posted in Polyglot by Alberto Monroy

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Learning English With Movies

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Learning English With Movies

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 The most fun way to learn English without a doubt is through movies. Many people take this simply activity for granted, simply because they don’t know how to activate captions or because they are too afraid of technology.

 

 

 

Does it really work?

avoid frustration when learning english with movies It really does! And it does more for your learning than many other things that are considered essential. Why? Well, because you can learn from those little cultural aspects: slang, proverbs, idioms and phrasal verbs that simple learning in your own country won’t teach you. Movies are full of Urban language and terms that will help you during your travels and will get you thinking on how the language is used for colloquial expressions.

 

 

Reasons why learning English through movies really works.

  1. You will listen to real English as it is used everyday, not formal, rigid and specific English. During your ESL class what you usually reply to your teacher when asking “How are you” is a very robotic “Fine thank you, and you?” During a movie you will be able to compare replies to this basic question and will get a variety such as: “I’m good,” “not so bad,” “could be better” etc.

You will acquaint yourself to the natural flow of speech in movies and realize that you don’t have to be so rigid yourself.

  1. Learning in context means that you will associate language with happenings and real stituations. Sometimes when we read textbooks we have trouble linking the words to meaningful events. In movies this content is immediately associated to the action displayed in the film.

 

At school we usually study vocabulary lists and have trouble remembering them since they stand devoid of content; this is because there is no immediate action to attach them to.

 

Say that you learn the new word “eager”, teacher tells you what it means with a funny performance and body language, you manage to at least “know” it then and there. But after a while you forget; the only thing that made you remember the word was a moment’s necessity and the funny performance of your well-intentioned teacher. Now, while that was forgettable, it is not the same with films, since the whole progression of a scene is tied to the words used to reference specific things. Say the main characters tells a secondary character: “tomorrow’s the race, aren’t you excited?” the secondary character replies, “I’m eager!” You immediately associate this reply to the facial expression of the character and the whole progressive sequence of the film, it is magic!

 

  1. Association of past, present and future events In film work better than a tenses class.

 

One of the problems with practicing tenses in an English class is that the verbs in past tense have no story or progression to be attached to. This is not the case when watching a movie, because you can start thinking on verbs to talk about past events during the film. If you engage in a review, you will have a better idea of how to place verbs in the different tenses, and the powerful images the film instills in your head will make the machanics of verb attachment seamless and natural.

 

  1. The why and the how. We know why we say things and the reasons behind our expressions. Yet living in a different non-English-Speaking country will not acquaint us very much with the “how”. Imagine your first day in Las Vegas, you are lucky enough to win one million dollars. You can’t hold your emotion and yell “I’m glad!!!” People look at you as if you were from another planet and wonder why you’re saying you’re glad and not saying “I can’t believe it!” or “I’m gonna die!” or maybe some not very refined language. Movies are great in showing the how to every why and get us in tune with our expressions.

 

 

My tips.

 

  1. Choose a movie you really want to see or that you liked in the past. This will at least guarantee you are entertained and not frustrated with your task of understanding the captions. In addition, familiarity and expectation for a film will help you relate language.

 

  1. Choose movies according to your English level. Be gradual in your learning process and don’t be too hard on yourself. Don’t feel silly when you find yourself watching cartoons. Don’t go way over your head with some Shakespeare or the Odyssey.

 

  1. Take notes and write down difficult words or expressions and make a vocabulary bank. Here’s a snapshot of how I make my own vocabulary banks:

 

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  1. Have a dictionary at hand. Though many of the words or common expressions you learn will find their way easily into your head, it is always a good idea to have a dictionary at hand. Learn some synonyms and antonyms for a better grasp of the words.

 

  1. Remember, don’t be too hard on yourself. You might miss many words or fail to understand many of the expressions you hear. But hey! Practice makes the master, right? So just focus on those words you can remember and try to use them even in monologue, speaking to yourself and repeating them during situations where you would typically use the expression in your original language.

 

Addiotional tips:

 

. Check up on your words, include them in day to day conversations or use the monologue technique.

 

. Try without subtitles. I know it might sound crazy, but the best way to test yourself and your hearing ability is to play the movies you have seen subtitled, without them. This will encourage you to focus, it will make you happy to recognize words and know how they are spelled.

 

. I have selected a wonderful series from the BBC England for you to watch. It is full of humor, basic English and a great and easy progression into the language. I will leave the link here https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k89GF-i_Eyg&list=PLdYSWqTrWP2jyqWIdjsATbrb11uN_BMrF

Learn a language by Chatting with HelloTalk

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The best way to learn a language is to actually speak it! HelloTalk connects you with native speakers to chat with for free.

But this isn’t your standard chat app. The interface is packed with innovative tools to make practicing a language fun and effortless.

You can chat with individual members, or join group chats for a collaborative learning experience.

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Search the World

Search for language exchange partners by native language, city, distance from you, and more.

Whether it’s across the world or across town, you’ll instantly find suitable partners to begin a conversation.


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Learn a Language with Moments

What if you could connect with all native speakers of a language at once? Moments posts allow you to do just this.

Share an update or ask a question about language, culture, or travel for native speakers to see and comment on.

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Worldwide Community

Native speakers teach you their language, while you teach them yours. Millions of members are utilizing the powerful concept of HelloTalk to practice 100+ languages.

Text, Voice, and Video

Chat with language partners via text, voice recordings, voice calls, video calls, and even doodles! Whatever your communication preference, we have you covered.

Intuitive Language Tools

Built-in aids for translation, pronunciation, transliteration, and corrections make conversations run smoothly. Learning is as simple as chatting!

Moments

Engage with the entire community by posting Moments. These public posts are seen by all native speakers of your target language, ideal for asking questions and sharing updates.

 

HelloTalk Features

I’ve been aware of the HelloTalk app for some time, but now is definitely the time to try it out because the community around it has exploded. This week it passed 1 million users covering about 100 languages. In the time that the app has grown, the developers have had the chance to vastly improve the interface. That said, there’s still some room for improvement.

Key features of the app include:

  • Voice chat
  • Text chat
  • Camera share
  • Doodle share (draw in the app to visually represent what you want to talk about)
  • Smileys and other features you’d expect from a good chat program, like notifications of new messages, GPS location sharing, text size settings.
  • Language learning specific features: Translation, transliteration, and voice recognition to help you write/speak your target language.
  • Mark exchanges (text, voice, images) for studying later, or save the entire chat to refer to later.

My Hellotalk Experience.

 

When I started using Hellotalk, the first thing I noticed was the amount of active members and the little flags indicating their nationalities and the languages offered in exchange.

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CORRECTION TOOL

Once I began engaging with people in the languages I was interested in, I noticed the correction tool right away and became really excited by this innovating feature.

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It lets you highlight, correct and display what you corrected for your exchange partners to see. And they can do the same for you.

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VIDEO CHAT TOOL

 As I gained confindence I became aware of the video chat feature: it allows me to hold a video conference and at the same time send text, which is a great tool to learn a language, since I can have mistakes corrected simultaneously and do the same for others.

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Translate

Chat has an integrated translation fuction.

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My overall experience

 My overall experience has been wonderful, as so few good English language tools are out there, Hellotalk has been a real blessing. Being able to see other’s posts, having my mistakes corrected, the quickness with which I can send audio files without my work being affected, and so many other things have made me fond of this incredible app. I will leave a video with more usefull tips, hoping you can wrap your knowledge of the app and get right into it with a better notion.

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Using WhatsApp for learning English

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Make whatsapp your English-learning app

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You probably already have whatsapp installed on your phone or one of your smart devices. Hey, you might have even figured out a way to install it on your PC, (I will show you how this is done if not). The fact is, that you know your way around this minimalistic app and its common uses.

True that it has no integrated dictionary, nor does it have any correction tools like “Hello Talk”, but what it does have in its simplistic layout will blow your mind away as to the efficiency and as a conversational and text exchange tool.

Using WhatsApp for learning English
Using WhatsApp for learning English

 

Why do I recommend Whatsapp?

If I was to tell you during a quick conversation that Whatsapp is the best English-Learning tool  you probably wouldn’t believe it; but here are my reasons:

. Back to Back exchange. Regarding quick response and immediacy of awareness, WhatsApp is probably the app with the highest rate of attention on behalf of users, in the sense that they will stay tuned for notifications and text messages in comparison to any other app around there. So be sure that while in a Whatsapp group that is dedicated to the practice of English, you will be replied to rather sooner than later.

.Plain and Simple interface. Being interface-friendly, definitely makes WhatsApp an accessible tool for communication, and not only that, but if you’re using it to learn English, you can punch in lines at the slightest of breaks, or when you’re going to the bathroom, easily encouraging you to practice your English under situations of work pressure, without you being invested to the task, but rather, finding relief in how easy it is to exchange in 5 seconds of a breather.

. Voice messaging. Making it easy to record your voice with the simple push of a button, getting an instant reply to it with low data usage, makes Whatsapp wonderful for voice exchange on the go. You can send an audio file while walking out of the office, just before settling in your comfortable couch, or even during the most imaginative of times.

. Free Calling. If you have a good wi-fi signal, you can make great quality calls with whatsapp.

Keys to learning English with Whatsapp. 

One on One chat. You can contact friends who are native speakers and ask them to join you on whatsapp, engage in English conversation and exchange voice messages whenever you can. Advanced learners also provide good learning opportunities.

Discuss your interests or everyday activities to begin with, follow up with expressing emotions regarding political or cultural topics.

Another great way of engaging with Native English-Speakers is to add people from other countries on English forums on Facebook or Twitter.

If that makes you uncomfortable you can always recur to language exchange sites.

Group Chats. Groups in whatsapp work great. You can add people from all over the world and not be concerned about having to engage in every single conversation. In addition to this, you can get a glimpse of who you’re talking to if a personal picture is available on their avatars. You can establish the topics to be discussed and since all know its an English group it will flow on its own.

WhatsApp provides listings for groups all over the world. To enter you will provide your phone number associated to your Whatsapp account; or if the groups provide a link to enter the group, it’s simply a matter of opening the link and you will be immediately added. Simple, right?

Here’s a list of several of these groups created for people like you in mind:

.Duolingo

.English World-Wide 

Calls on Whatsapp. Out of the tools Whatsapp has to offer, the calling feature is the most advantageous once you have mustered the confidence to call and see your learning-friends face to face. Take it to the next level and perfect your listening skills with the crisp-clear voice feature.

An important feature is that you can text your friends while continuing the call; this enables you to send texts that you wish corrected or have doubts on. There are other apps that offer similar features that are also interesting, try the out!

All this being said, and now that this information has been given to you, why not try it out? Make the best use of all the features and start gaining confidence and build up your English skills with this wonderful app.

Just have fun with it, and if you don’t have Whatsapp installed yet, get it here, it’s easy and quick and will definitely change the way you learn English.

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by Alberto Monroy

 

Learn English with these easy and confidence-building methods

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When learning a second language, just like learning anything new, we might suffer from anxiety and insecurity. I know I struggled with this when I began learning Italian and more recently, French; and not being able to “pop out” the first word to get a conversation going; or not even being able to reply to a simple “salut” feels discouraging. While this fear can get the best of us, infuriate us, and create a blockage to our motivation in our language-acquisition, luckily, I discovered some low-stress methods to practice without feeling overwhelmed by immediate face-to-face exchange.

 

Don't be afraid of speaking.
Don’t be afraid of making mistakes, it’s part of the learning process.

Here are my six confidence building methods:

 

  1. Whatsapp is your friend.

This little app has proven it’s worth, not only in the day to day interaction, but because it has many interesting features that keep people connected in a quick way. It’s ridiculously good at minimalistic functions for English Learning. Simply add some foreign-friends on language exchange sites, or even on Facebook, build trust, and get their number, add them to whatsapp and chat away: you can exchange text and voice files. This is great practice.

 

  1. Hello talk.

It was actually my wife who introduced me to this wonderful app, and it’s been used intensively in her English-learning journey. When she was first learning and found she couldn’t hold a conversation with me as far as she liked, she looked for alternatives and found “hello talk”. This helped her engage in serious conversational English by using the tools in the app. It allowed you to make corrections, edit, and even highlight mistakes for other people’s learning and people in turn could do the same for her. Give it a Go – http://home.hellotalk.com/

 

  1. Learn your favorite songs.

This is one of my favourites and this has seen me through to fruition: My dad learned English long before he moved to the USA. How did he accomplish this? Well, he loved Anglophone music and memorised many songs. By the time he had arrived to the star-spangled nation, he was fluent in conversation without even having practiced it. So, my advice would be: stick to your music and think about the lyrics; likeable phrases and sayings have power, and music is full of both. (https://genius.com/)

 

  1. Practice Reading Aloud.

 This is one of my all-time favorite, and not only because it loosens up your mouth muscles, but also because it lets you engage in monologue which when practiced over, gets you believing that you’re actually talking to someone else. Try children’s books to begin with and go up in difficulty as you’re feeling comfortable. (https://www.youtube.com/user/GreatestAudioBooks/featured)

 

  1. Call Telemarketers.

Maybe a bit unconventional, try this once you’ve boosted your confidence. Look for companies in any English Speaking Country and just ask about their products or specifics regarding the company; this can be really fun and a even daring method, but it will surely get you up there in gaining confidence.

 

Also, try Audio-Books. They will challenge your listening skills, perfecting your ear is the key to repeating efficiently. Once you have mastered your listening ability, everything else comes easily.

 

  1. Don’t worry about your accent, you’re original and great!

Many people worry too much about pronunciation and focus exclusively on their accent: this can be a hinderance when learning, as it will take away energy from other important things such as the full command of the language. Inflections exist throughout the English speaking world, so don’t worry. Think about India versus South African English: compare their accent to Americans or the British (from England), and you will see that it’s about command of the language instead of an affected pronunciation around certain sounds. Here’s a wonderful page for listening to all the variations of English accents and dialects. (http://www.dialectsarchive.com/)

 

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by Alberto Monroy

Preposition Practice

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Prepositions are those little abstract words that express a relationship between words or even short sentences. Prepositions can sometimes be difficult for people because they are “abstract”: what does the word abstract mean? Well, it means that they cannot be associated to something physical or a quality like adjectives. Take the color blue for example. Blue is easy to think about in relation to an object; but try thinking about the word “up” without relating it to an object. How about it? Difficult is it not? Well… good news is I’ve prepared a little exercise for you guys to practice your prepositions. You will attempt to provide the opposite prepositions for the ones I will list here; but not only that, you will try a little harder to change the sentence to adapt to the opposite preposition. Here, let me give you a freebie! Let’s take the picture with the big bad Lizard on top of the gentile and sweet Lion King. How would you change this sentence to fit the opposite prepositional clause? I’ll help. This is how it would turn out: “A Lion under a Lizard”. Try the rest! Some are not as easy, but you can play with the order of words and even change some things around.

Good Luck!

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¿Cómo aprender inglés?

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¿Te atemorizas cuando intentas hablar o entender inglés?

¿Te ha pasado que llevas muchos años estudiando y sientes que aún no logras hablar correctamente? La verdad es que la mayoría de los profesores de inglés usan viejos métodos que simplemente no funcionan.

¿Has notado que cuando escuchas un disco en inglés, o cuando ves un video, no logras captar el significado de lo que se dice?

¿Puedes leer cualquier artículo en inglés comprendiendo su contenido, y sin embargo no eres capaz de expresarte o de entender lo que te dicen?

Estudiar inglés es como un largo viaje que no sabemos cuando termina. El principal problema para los principiantes es precisamente iniciar y el segundo gran problema es mantenerse motivado.

Generalmente encontramos innumerables excusas para no empezar a estudiar inglés, o para abandonar al primer tropiezo, estas excusas pueden ser:

  • Estoy muy viejo para empezar a estudiar inglés.
  • No tengo habilidades para el inglés, soy muy malo para eso.
  • No tengo tiempo para estudiar inglés, tengo mucho trabajo, más adelante quizá.
  • Estudiar inglés es muy costoso y requiere de mucho tiempo.
  • No tengo dinero para viajar a otro país y estudiar o practicar inglés.
  • No he encontrado el curso de inglés adecuado para mi.

 Los niños aprenden a hablar Inglés y otros idiomas naturalmente

Es muy fácil ver que ellos no lo hacen mediante el estudio de la gramática o las listas de palabras para aprender. Ellos escuchan la lengua alrededor de ellos. Ellos escuchan algunas frases y palabras muchas veces. Asimilan lo que escuchan, hablan, nunca preguntan cómo aprender Inglés. Poco a poco averiguan cómo funciona el lenguaje. Esta es una asombrosa capacidad que todos tenemos. Algunas personas piensan que es una habilidad especial que sólo los niños tienen. Pero esto no es cierto – los adultos pueden hacer lo mismo si tienen el método correcto. Esta es la manera natural de aprender a hablar otro idioma – la forma en que todos aprendimos a hablar nuestra lengua materna.

¿ Quienes somos?

Polyglot es una empresa que surge para atender las necesidades y las metas personales y profesionales, llevando el inglés a un nuevo nivel de aprendizaje y utilidad.

Utilizamos una metodología de aprendizaje profundo basada en herramientas lingüísticas poderosas, intuitivas e imaginativas. Añadiendo a tu vida laboral un complemento divertido y de gran utilidad.

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Con entusiasmo y compromiso hacia tus metas personales diseñamos un programa que se adapta de manera personal y laboral.

Nos acoplamos a tus horarios y ubicación designada para la clase, ya sea que decidas tomarla de manera individual o en grupo, presencial o en linea.

Nos apoyamos con redes sociales, aplicaciones y plataforma educativa.

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Contando con los mejores instructores de inglés especializados, le ofrecemos a su empresa, un programa práctico, fácil e innovador para que el personal de su compañía, hable inglés, teniendo como meta objetivos definidos a cierto plazo. Instrucción en el idioma inglés de manera personalizada a individuos y grupos.

  • Aprenderá natural e instantáneamente como un niño.
  • Nunca se enfocará solo en reglas gramaticales.
  • Aprenderá con sus oídos, no con sus ojos.
  • Dominará la gramática con historias fáciles.
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Having trouble with prepositions?

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Prepositions are amongst the most difficult things in the English language. They are mostly abstract in concept and they are hard to place correctly. They are different than adjectives which indicate qualities such as blue, long, short, making their nature rather imprecise in our heads. Here are some pictures that will help you understand when to use «on» or «in» accordingly. DO YOU HAVE ANY DOUBTS ABOUT SPECIFIC USES OF A PREPOSITION? SHARE IT WITH US, WE’LL FIGURE IT OUT FOR YOU.

 

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What’s an idiom? Idiom does NOT mean ‘idioma’ in Spanish.

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Idioms

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Idiom does NOT mean ‘idioma’ in Spanish.

Idioms are popular expressions of common usage that have a particular or several meanings. Read the following Story and try to define the idioms in bold by contextual inference:

Whenever my sister has an exam, she gets very stressed out; I always tell her to get a grip and that it is important for her to control her emotions if she wants to do great in her exam. She replies, “Come on! you know how anxious I get Johny.” To which I replied, “I know sis’, but you can’t go around taking it out on other people like that.” “you know you hurt other people’s feelings when you treat them that way, don’t you?”

“You’re right bro’” she said. “I’ll be sure to get a grip of myself and keep calm.”

Please try to provide the definitions for these idioms without looking at a dictionary, use the context of the whole text as a guide:

 

Define:

Get a grip!

Come one! 

Take it out on.

5 Effective Ways of Learning a Foreign Language

Learning a new language can be daunting and overwhelming, but it shouldn’t be. Research has shown that humans are able to learn any language as long as they are in the right environment. Here are five ways of getting yourself in the language learning zone.

1. Focus on sounds.

There’s no point in learning a language only by reading or studying grammar. If you think you know a word but you’re not sure how it sounds, you don’t know that word. Have you noticed how babies learn? Well, basically they repeat what their parents say. At first it might be hard to reproduce certain sounds. Just figure out what you need to do with your mouth to get that sound and repeat it till it’s easy.

2. Get some face-to-face practice.

There’s no better way to learn than having a chat with someone, after all that’s how we all learned our first language. You don’t have to travel though, get some Skype lessons or join one of the many websites where you can chat with people from all over the world.

3. Learn complete phrases and expressions. 

The last thing you wanna do is learn individual words and then try to translate. Just learn whole chunks of language and you’ll never go wrong.

4. Get into the habit of looking up expressions you don’t understand. 

Whether you’re watching a movie or reading a book, if you run into something you don’t get, just take a minute to find what it means. Download an offline dictionary for your smartphone or just google it if you have access to the internet.

5. Surround yourself with the language you wanna learn.

This has never been easier, we live in an era where all you have to do is set your social media accounts to be constantly bombarded by information related to whatever it is that interests you. Whether it’s finance, art, or sports, all you have to do is click a couple of times and you’ll be getting information in the right language all the time!

Andrés Vega

 

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