Transform your language by learning how to make a noun into a verb and a verb into an adjective. Oliver Pritchard explains that it’s all about getting the beginnings and endings right.
If you think you already know your English adverbs from your adjectives, skip straight to the quiz – otherwise learn more about this handy language construct with Phil Stoneman’s guide.
Research shows that mispronunciation accounts for about two-thirds of communication breakdowns. So this month Oliver Pritchard shows you how to work on those all too difficult vowel sounds.
It’s easy to mix up words that sound similar in Spanish and English but have completely different meanings, Oliver Pritchard explains
Cursing. Potty mouth. Docker’s language. Salty words. Swearing in a foreign language is something that can easily make you sound very strange. Oliver Pritchard guides us through one of his favourite pastimes.
Anecdotes can have a bad reputation – sometimes because they seem trivial. They are, however, an essential part of human interaction. With Phil Stoneman’s helpful anecdote tips you will never be at a loss for a dinner party story or a funny tale to break the ice.
With the excellent FILBo coming up, we’re going to look at reading this week. From finding good sources to helpful reading activities, Oliver Pritchard guides us through some ways to make the most of book learning.
Controlling your language is very important. Without control, language sounds very strange – like drunk people shouting at each other. Oliver Pritchard shows you how to use English connectors and conjunctions to better control your language.
We talked in a previous edition about how to practise your English outside the classroom. Oliver Pritchard enters into the holiday season with a run-down of games to played, so there’s no excuse to stop learning during the holidays.
When you are a beginner, tone is important in order to sound polite and not offend people. At higher levels, tone becomes less specific, as you need to sound more natural and contextually appropriate. Oliver Pritchard looks at the importance of getting the right tone when speaking a foreign language.