FIGURE OUT ENGLISH – Podcast to learn English
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09 Ways to say you like something
<<Subscribe on iTunes>> <<Support us>> Today I am talking about the structures we use a lot in everyday conversations: how to say that you like something and how much you like it (they are also called preferences). There is a number of phrases you can use: each of them very different in the level of emotion it shows. It’s also very important to remember what form of the verb we use after these structures because we often need to say that we like (or enjoy or…) doing something. Check your knowledge of everyday speaking phrases with our free quiz >>>…
08 ‘More easier’ or ‘much easier’? – comparatives
I often hear English students say something like: ‘It’s much more easier’ or ‘It’s much more colder today than yesterday’. Would you say this phrase too? I am asking you because you need to remember that it is not correct. All adjectives in English are divided into two groups. Depending on what group the word belongs (and I explain in the episode how you know which), you either add -er to the adjective or more before it. So, I will give you a visual table on how to form the comparatives easily (don’t forget to watch the video episode for remembering…
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…
04 Easy way to ask questions – ‘Can I?’
I guess you will agree that asking questions is always the hardest in communication for English learners. I suggest you follow some basic patterns which you can use in many contexts. Today I am sharing the first pattern with you. You can use it to make a lot of questions in everyday conversations. Watch the video episode and practise with me!
03 So do I / Neither do I
Today we will learn how to say that something is the same for you when having a conversation in English. These are popular everyday phrases for your speaking.
02 Ways to say ‘I don’t understand’ in English
Today we deal with a confusing situation: how to say ‘I don’t understand’ in English. When you have problems with understanding – it is usual, and you shouldn’t be afraid of that. It happens all the time with native speakers too. But for English learners, it is quite emotional because it could show you are not fluent enough, and we don’t want to look stupid.