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There are many countries around the world that are beginning to place a higher priority on learning English. Independent English teaching companies are springing up around the world rapidly, and it is difficult to live in a foreign city without seeing a number of English schools and companies. ...
Idioms refer to phrases where their common meaning cannot be understood simply from the meanings of the individual words. They are cultural elements of speech and can prove a barrier to those who are speaking a non-native language. Five common English idioms are given below, together with ...
Many of us find public speaking stressful and terrifying. When we bring to mind an occasion where we are expected to face a crowd, the tension grows especially when it hits close to the big day. However, what you dread about public speaking can be channeled into energy and motivation to prepare well and practice enough.
Why don't students understand when faced with a listening comprehension task? Larry Lynch suggests seven possible factors...
Good note-taking accomplishes several objectives. First of all, it helps you study by helping you to remember what happened in class. But it also helps you to listen better and to focus more effectively. In addition, it helps you to organize the material and comprehend the message.
Most students will say that listening is difficult, if not actually admit that this is their weakest skill. The problem comes down to two main points. The first stems from the fact that the pace, choice of vocabulary, phrases, and grammar, and the inflection or intonation is completely determined by the speaker. The listener has only one chance to catch the meaning of a word or phrase. Comparisons can be made with reading, because the writer similarly determin