English language, English connecting phrases

Incidentally speaking… anyway…

It’s often the little things that count - and that’s true for language too. Oliver Pritchard explains some of those in between words and phrases that will make your English language sound more natural.
Swearing

Swearing in English

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.
english make the most

Study better, not harder: How to make the most out of...

If you want to make the most out of studying English then these tips will help you up your efficiency and make every second of study count.
English language tone

Tone it down son!

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.
phrasal verbs

Praising phrasals: Make sure you know your phrasal verbs

Oliver Pritchard gives an appraisal of phrasal verbs. As one of the most important aspects of the English language, you’ll want to go ahead and take your time to figure out what they mean.
reading in English

Reading in English: A guide for learners

Reading is a significant part of the language and reading in English is particularly useful, much more than speaking or listening, because of the massive quantity of literature available. Oliver Pritchard’s guide to reading will have you finding good texts and reading between the lines like a pro.
Word families, word building

English word building

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.
speaking english

Speaking English in a foreign land

You’ve studied hard, planned your trip and booked your ticket to an English-speaking country. Here are some tips to surviving, learning, speaking English and enjoying yourself when you get there.
vowel sounds

Vowel sounds not bowel sounds

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.
Spanish and English

Common confusions

It’s easy to mix up words that sound similar in Spanish and English but have completely different meanings, Oliver Pritchard explains