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Category Archives: Conversational English

September 21, 2015

Being able to engage in conversation is key when speaking a new language. True mastery of the language comes when one has grasped vocabulary, sentence structure, grammar concepts, and linguistics. But as you’re learning to speak the language, aim not for fluency but for sufficient knowledge for traveling in a country that speaks that language. […]

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September 16, 2015

One of the most important aspects of learning a new language is learning basic vocabulary words. While comprehension of grammar and sentence structure is important, your understanding of the spoken and written language will improve as you learn more words. This is true for learning any language, but the following tips particularly apply to non-native […]

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September 10, 2015

Small talk is a term used for short, sometimes impersonal conversations in English between people who don’t know each other well. The goal of these conversations is often to get to know each other better. These tips will guide you through the things that non-native speakers should know about small talk in English. -Project a […]

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August 27, 2015

If you’re looking for ways to supplement what you’re learning in your ESL courses, try music, movies, and Internet memes. Pop culture may seem silly and superficial, not to mention a time-waster for many Internet users. But as you know, people are addicted to pop culture because it is fun and entertaining, so why not […]

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August 18, 2015

Practice is essential if you aim to become fluent in a new language. Although some aspects of English are basic and straightforward, there are challenges with this dialect. To learn English pronunciation, you will need to review the rules, study the exceptions, and practice until you are comfortable.   Learn New Words Correctly As you […]

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August 12, 2015

It’s been said that English is one of the hardest languages to grasp, both phonetically and literally. Yet, at least 60 percent of the world’s developed population makes learning English a priority. Here are three fantastic pieces of advice for ESL students to follow in order to achieve success in learning English.   1: Set […]

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August 10, 2015

English is the most widely spoken language in the U.S., but that doesn’t mean that all Americans speak the same dialect. In fact, traveling through the country can showcase vastly different phrases that may sound foreign and incomprehensible to people from different regions of the U.S. The continental U.S. may have as many as 24 […]

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August 4, 2015

Would you believe it if someone told you that modern-day hip-hop artists have larger vocabularies than William Shakespeare? According to an infographic published by data scientist Matt Daniels, the vocabulary featured in Shakespeare’s entire body of work is dwarfed by dozens of hip-hop legends. For example, for every 5,000 unique words Shakespeare used in his […]

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May 14, 2015

Learning a second language is difficult, but mastering idioms and slang expressions can be even more challenging. For example, if someone asks you, “what’s up?” they are not talking about the sky or the ceiling. “What’s up” is an expression that means, “How are you doing?” Let’s take a look at some other common conversational […]

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May 12, 2015

Striking up a conversation with a stranger can be an excellent way to develop and hone your language skills. You might be comfortable talking with your English teacher, but you will reach a point where it is time to move past your comfort zone and learn how to speak with other people, too. Learning conversational […]

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