Wanna sound like a native?

There are several questions that come to my mind every time that I see ads, videos, and comments that promote nativespeakerism. I’m an advocate of critical thinking and I’m against nativespekerim and any form of discrimination.

Today I’ll start a thread of thought provoking posts with a public apology.

Difference Between Like and Look Like

The word like can have many meanings in English depending on the context. According to the Cambridge Dictionary there are more than 10 different definitions for the word like. It can be a noun, verb, adjective, preposition or conjunction in English. Most English learners, whether beginners or advanced, struggle when they have to answer questionsContinue reading “Difference Between Like and Look Like”

10 Canadian Animals Pronunciation practice for ESL students

Canada is a famous for its winter sports and maple syrup. However, Canada is home to a wide variety of beautiful animals. In the video below you will find a list of 10 animals native to Canada. Watch the video, listen to the pronunciation of each animal and repeat. Happy practice! If you want toContinue reading “10 Canadian Animals Pronunciation practice for ESL students”

Affirmations for English learners

Do you feel that you can’t speak English well? Do you think that you will never speak English fluently? It’s time to change your mindset. Your mindset is your way of thinking and the opinion that you have about your learning process. If you have a fixed mindset, then you are not open to changeContinue reading “Affirmations for English learners”

Essential Vocabulary for Online Meetings

Lately most of us have been attending virtual meetings. Zoom has become one of the preferred platforms for working and learning remotely. In one hand virtual meetings have become an effective way to communicate with colleagues, teachers and classmates. On the other they have become a source of stress and anxiety especially for non-English speakers.Continue reading “Essential Vocabulary for Online Meetings”

Let’s talk about money

Money has different names depending on the context. Below there is a list with synonyms, slang and idiomatic expressions to talk about money. Other words for money are: alimony: money given to one spouse by the other for support after a legal separation or divorce bill: a piece of paper money bribe: money or favorContinue reading “Let’s talk about money”

Extensive Reading for English learners

An excellent way to improve your English fluency is by reading extensively. Extensive reading is also known as free reading or reading for pleasure.

The Tongue Twister Challenge (Intensity Level 3)

Workout for your English muscles A great way to improve your pronunciation and fluency is by saying tongue twisters as fast as you can. Tongue twisters are great to exercise your English muscles. Are you ready to complete this fun challenge? Have you completed Intensity level 1 and 2? If not, click the button below.Continue reading “The Tongue Twister Challenge (Intensity Level 3)”