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How to learn English.

Some of the best ways to learn English.

One of the most important things when learning a new language is to enjoy it. This can be easy to do, it´s all about how you learn and how you recognize the progress you´re making and how great you feel seeing how well you’re doing.

Best ways to learn EnglishFocus on creating full, real English sentences every time you learn a new word.

If you want to fell that wonderful sense of confidence and achievement (of success) every time you sit down to learn English, the number one thing you should do is impress yourself (feel proud of yourself) is by speaking full English sentences.

Children do not learn grammar first. They start learning words to communicate, then short series of words together (sentences) to communicate more and then it grows from there.

Whenever you learn English from now on, focus on forming full sentences.  If you have to, you can quickly look up grammar here and there to fill in the gaps, just so you understand how to make the sentences properly.

This is also great for remembering vocabulary, because you remember the words meaning when you use it in a sentence.

For example, when you focus on English for an hour, learn a few new words then immediately use them in full sentences. When you learn “to go” start to use “to go” right away, don’t wait.

  • I want to go to the cinema because I like movies.
  • When did you go to London?

Every time you sit down to learn English, try to have a little conversation with what you have just learnt. Repeat and repeat and repeat. Practice the new word inside 5 or 10 or 20 different sentences and see how good it feels.

At every level of English, make long sentences, because you can!!!!!

You will feel great because you are using the new word in real spoken English.

Do not feel like you have to practice lots before you begin talking in English. You can begin talking English NOW.

Speak out loud:

If you’re alone, speak out loud. Talk to yourself – it’s a great listening habit.

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Phrasal Verb Call Explained.

 

What is a phrasal verb?

Welcome to the world of phrasal verbs. A phrasal verb is a verb followed by a preposition or an adverb, the combination creates a meaning different from the original verb alone. Some of them can be easily understood but unfortunately you just have to learn to remember a lot of them.

What I find most helpful, is not just to learn the rules of each phrasal verb but to practise making up new sentences using the phrasal verb. By doing this you will find it easier to remember when to use them.

In the examples below, why not try making up your own sentences similar to the  examples.

phrasal verb call

 

Phrasal verb call explained

Call after

My father is called William after his father.

I’ve called the shop Stella’s after my grandmother.

Call around   

To visit someone.

I’ll call around after work tomorrow (no need to say “to visit you”)

Call away

I am afraid the doctor was called away on an emergency earlier today, but he should be back soon.

Call back    

Return a phone call.

I’ll call you back, someone else is on the other line.

Return to a location.

I’ll call back in 30 minutes for the take away.

To be asked to return for a second interview or a second audition.

The Theatre only called back four girls from the audition.

Call for   

Publicly demand that something be done.

The protesters were calling for the resignation of the president.

Feel it’s necessary to do something.

You passed your exams, this calls for a celebration!!

Make arrangements to collect someone from somewhere.

I’ll call for you at seven o’clock.

Call on  

To demand or request that someone do something.

The supporters of the opposition called on the government to call a new election.

To go visit someone.

I’m going to call on my dad on the way to the supermarket to see if he needs anything.

Call up         

Phone someone.

Have you called up all your friends and told them about the great offer.

Select someone to play on a team

I was called up to play for the town volleyball team.

To summon for military service, especially during a war.

If WWIII breaks out I’m terrified that I´ll be call up.

Call in 

To telephone someone or to go visit someone.

I’ll call in and see you in an hour.

The radio station’s listeners have been calling in all morning with answers to the quiz.

I’ll call you in five minutes I’m just having dinner.

To ask someone to enter the room.

The doctor asked the nurse to call in the next patient.

To ask a person, especially an expert, to come to do something.

We will have to call in professional painter to paint the house it’s too big.

Call out 

To shout out to somebody.

Can you call out to the kids, their dinner is nearly ready.

Order or request help from someone e.g. the police

We had to call out the police because there was a big fight outside the bar.

Call at

 To stop at a harbour, port or station.

This train will be calling at every station on the way to Edinburgh.

Call by  

To visit someone whilst you are in the area.

I’ll call by your house on the way back from town.

Call off

Cancel an organised event or stop doing an activity.

We had to call off the tennis match because of the rain.

 

 

 

 

 

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Learn how to speak English like a native English person.

Cost an arm and a leg.

In this video I am going to explain what cost an arm and a leg means. In English we use a lot of idioms. Idioms are expressions that can´t be understood just by listening to them, they are expressions that you just have to learn to understand. They are ideal because sometimes the best way to express how you feel is by using expressions or idioms. I learnt various Spanish expressions when I started learning Spanish, I use them all the time now.

One of my favorites is: No te compliques la vida, which means don´t complicate your life. There is´nt such an expression in English, I love it.

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Speak English like a native using the Idioms: Keep your eye on the ball and On the ball.

Do you want to learn how to speak and use English like a native English speaker?

 

Check out the video below on how to use the idioms:

  • On the ball
  • Keep your eye on the ball

 

These idioms can be used in everyday English as well as in sport.

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What does Piece of Cake mean?

Idiom Piece of Cake?

In this Video you will learn what the idiom Piece of Cake means.

 

Learning idioms helps you learn English more effectively because people use idioms a lot!!! I know I do!

In all languages including your mother tongue ( the first language you learn as a child) we describe some situations for which an idiom is the best way to express what you would like to say.

I hope you enjoyed my explanation of Piece of Cake  and the view of Portichol and part of Javea.

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How to use also, as well and too?

 

how to use also, as well and too?

Also, as well and too can be confusing.

The other day I received a WhatsApp from someone and they replied to a message saying : I´ve been busy also.

To me that doesn’t sound very natural. It would sound better to say:  I’ve been busy too or I´ve been busy as well.

I can understand how people find it confusing, so here´s how to use also, as well and too:

They are all adverbs and add additional information.  The only difference is where they are put in a sentence.

As well and too

As well and too are used at the end of a sentence:as well?

  • I love Game of Thrones too!
  • I’m going to the movies as well.
  • I´m tired as well.
  • I´m tired too.

 

As well is slightly more elegant than too. It is also much more commonly used in speaking than in writing.

Also

Also is normally used before the verb, here´s some examples:also?

  • The hotel also provides umbrellas for their guests.
  • The staff at the hotel also found the umbrellas useful.

You don’t usually use also at the end of a sentence as it doesn’t sound natural.

  • I am going to Emma’s wedding also.
  • I am going to Emma’s wedding too.
  • I am going to Emma’s wedding as well.

Can you notice that the “Emma’s wedding also” doesn’t sound right?

You should say: I am also going to Emma´s wedding.

In this example Also is placed after the verb, that’s because it’s a rule that Also goes after the verb to be and another rule is Also goes after modal verbs (can, must, would, shall, will, should, could, may and might.)

Dan:    I´m really good at playing tennis but I still need lessons.too?

Jane:  I can play tennis but I must also have lessons if I want to improve

(after modal)

Anna: I keep forgetting my keys!

Luke:   Don’t worry, I´m also very forgetful. (Verb to be)

Anna: I´m also tired, maybe that’s why I am forgetting things. (Verb to be)

In short answers to questions

Anna:      I really enjoyed the film.

Luke:       Me also

You don’t put also at the end of a sentence:  it is better to say me too, it sounds more natural.

Too

Too is not only used to add additional information, it is also used to express something in excess:

  • This tomato soup is too salty.
  • This suitcase is too heavy.

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Making and Accepting Invitations In English

Listen to me speaking with other native speakers!!!

Hi, here in this short video, I am going to teach you how to make, accept and decline invitations using Would.

I have created a dialogue and recorded it with a friend called Sarah so that you can practise listening to native British English Speakers.

I suggest:

  • Listen to the dialogue and read it.
  • Then, Listen to it without reading it as many times as you need to see if you can understand it.

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