English idioms with feet

15 English Idioms with FEET

As you (now) know, everything I teach on this blog, Instagram, YouTube, and other teaching platforms is #REALenglish. I use this hashtag to let my learners, to let you, know that what I am teaching you is useful for your everyday English use and conversations. Nothing is ever outdated (*old*) or too formal for conversations.…

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Tips to Make English Studying a Habit

5 Tips to Make English Studying a Habit

“I should study more.” “I need to improve my vocabulary.” I want to speak better.” When I asked my students about what they wanted to achieve in 2017 these were some of the top responses. These goals are quite common when a new year begins, because it’s normal and natural for people to want to make…

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English Success Story

English Success Story: Nicola at Berlin and Other Stories

As this year comes to an end and a new year is quickly approaching, you may be one of the people making New Year’s resolutions. Resolutions are the promises you make to yourself  that you’ll make effort to do/change something that you now you should do/change. These are common in the new year, and often include…

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12 English Lessons for the Holidays

12 English Lessons for the Holidays

On the first day of Christmas my true love gave to me…… the gift of LANGUAGE! Welcome to one of the final English lessons of 2016, and a holiday inspired post from this season. Before we get into (*become involved in*) this lesson, and your 12 English lessons to improve your skills, I’d like to…

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English Expressions with do and make

English Expressions and Mistakes with DO and MAKE

Did you know that do is one of the most commonly used verbs in the English language?* Also making the top 10 most commonly used verbs in English is make, so it’s obviously very important to understand and use these verbs correctly. Unfortunately for many English students, these two words are the same in several…

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