How to make a plan to improve your English

So your dream is to improve your English. But how many times have you failed? You have spent a lot of time dreaming, thinking or talking about what you want. But you haven’t taken the necessary steps to achieve it. It’s not because you are lazy or incapable. It’s because perhaps you are confused orContinue reading “How to make a plan to improve your English”

Reporting Verbs

Reporting verbs are verbs which are used to tell someone what another person said. They are used in reported speech. Say and tell are the most common reporting verbs. However, there are other reporting verbs that we can use instead of say an tell to communicate our ideas more clearly. Example: He said that heContinue reading “Reporting Verbs”

How to describe photos and pictures

for the B1 Cambridge test (PET) In some English exams you have to speak or write about photos or pictures. Here is a list of useful vocabulary and expressions for describing pictures or photos for oral/written exams. What is there in the picture?(people, things, animals, places, etc) In the picture I can see …There isContinue reading “How to describe photos and pictures”

How to express wishes

This mini lesson includes a review of verb wish. Verb wish is used to express our desire for something different from how it is now. Wish expresses a desire that is impossible or almost impossible to happen.  Grammar Practice Level of difficulty:  Wishes about present situations Put the words in the correct order Wishes aboutContinue reading “How to express wishes”

Assertive Communication for English Learners

Finally!!!!! Ousman’s book is available in English “North to paradise” . I recently heard about @ousmanumar immigration story. I heard his story on Aprendemos Juntos BBVA . He said something that resonates with me “Si dos personas quieren se entienden”. That means that when two people really want to communicate, it doesn’t matter what motherContinue reading “Assertive Communication for English Learners”

Christmas idioms

Christmas came earlier this year Meaning: When someone gets an unexpected surprise. Example: John got a promotion last week. Indeed, Christmas has come earlier for him this year. Good things come in small packages Meaning: Used to say that people or things do not have to be large to be good Example: A: I’m upsetContinue reading “Christmas idioms”

Introduction to Phrasal Verbs

Phrasal verbs are two-word verbs. They include a verb and a particle. The particle can be a preposition or an adverb. Common particles are: up, down, back, out, on, off, or in. When a verb and a particle are put together the resulting verb phrase has a complete different meaning. Examples: I usually eat outContinue reading “Introduction to Phrasal Verbs”

Online Class Etiquette

Globalization has changed the way we communicate with others. Nowadays, we can use the internet to attend classes or work meetings. Therefore, we should learn how to behave during our online classes and meetings. Netiquette allows people to communicate with others over the internet in a polite and professional manner. The word netiquette comes fromContinue reading “Online Class Etiquette”

How to Express your Opinion in English

Imagine that you are in a meeting where an important discussion is going on and suddenly your manager calls you out and says “What’s your opinion about this topic? You start feeling nervous and you can’t say anything. You have a lot of great ideas but you don’t know how to express them. It isContinue reading “How to Express your Opinion in English”

How to Participate in an Online Class

Class participation is important if you want to learn faster. Participating in class will allow you to use your English like you would do in the real world. When you participate you are practicing and the more you practice using the language, the faster you will improve it. Your classes will be more fun ifContinue reading “How to Participate in an Online Class”