Best English Learning Websites (Article from Real English Conversations)

What are the best English learning websites? These days, Internet offers numerous opportunities for online language learning and the question on choice becomes the biggest one, I believe.

Last week I was very pleased to know that Amy from 'Real English Conversations' decided to include me into her article 'Learn English Online with these 30 Incredible Websites'.

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3 Irregular Verbs mistakes you need to avoid

In one of my previous posts, I told you about how to learn irregular verbs effectively using a simple method of dividing them into groups. However smart we are about our learning though, there are always some words or forms which just refuse to be remembered. Do you know what I mean? You just keep forgetting this word again or again. It happens a lot to me and, I bet, it happens a lot to you too, doesn't it? And from my experience, this is a usual problem with irregular verbs. There are some many of them and we just don't have time to think while speaking. Let's focus today on the verbs in which learners make mistakes the most often. Let's make sure you never do the same.

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Why not Improve English Speaking with my new podcast?

Podcasts are now a big deal in language learning, and it is quite easy to understand why. We develop our basic confidence in the language through listening. If we can understand what people around us say, we start talking to them. At least, this is how it should be. 

Being as great as they are, podcasts are traditionally considered to be helpful for improving your listening skills. But they are much more than that. In my new podcast, I am presenting you a strong tool to improve English speaking.

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How to listen to English the right way

Last time, I was talking about the fact that listening is a very different skill from reading, in particular, that the spoken flow is very different from the written text. First of all, it doesn’t have pauses between the words which we see in the text. However, the speech is also not one continual line of sounds. It is divided into so-called ‘tone units’ (or ‘thought groups’) containing one unit of information. One tone unit  sounds like one word (kinda). Inside it, there are no pauses between words and the words are stressed hierarchically, and this is what I am will be talking about today: how words connect together in speaking and how to learn to hear what is said.

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10 Is grammar important? Interview with Matt Purland

This is a new episode of ‘Find Your English Voice’ podcast. Today we are talking about grammar with Matt Purland, an experienced English teacher with over fourteen years of experience teaching English full-time, in the UK and abroad. Matt has written and published 24 books and thousands of printable worksheets for teaching and learning English. His most popular course book is Big Grammar Book, which has been downloaded for free millions of times, and has been the number one most recommended resource on the Guardian Teacher’s Network for many months. You can find out more about him at, also follow him on Twitter @purlandtraining.

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Found on the web: best advice on improving your listening skills

I have created a small collection of online resources to help you improve your listening skills. Communication starts with understanding. Learners often complain that they feel frustrated if they can’t be sure they can understand people they talk to or videos or films they want to watch.

Also, great listening skills help us develop our vocabulary and general English knowledge. It’s really really important to be a good listener. Can you say you are good at listening?

This post will present you the best advice from English teachers on how to listen and understand English better.

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Learn English Irregular Verbs the Clever Way

We don't learn a lot of stuff by heart when we learn English. We mostly try to understand how the grammar works. Irregular verbs is one of the few things we need to actually memorise (there aren't many, comparing to other languages, believe me). Yet every time we come to mastering the verb forms and my students look at the long list of them, I can read desperation in their eyes. So, how can we deal with them effectively? We need to find a way to remember them once and for good.

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