Business English: Chinese cars to enter European markets

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 Because I am a car fan, here is a story about the car industry.  Listen to the sentences and fill in the missing words.  The missing words might be new to you but try to guess the word(s) and how to spell them.  This is very good practice to help you deal with new words. http://www.euronews.net/2011/11/29/china-on-road-to-europe-with-new-car/ Listening practice China’s Chery … Read More

Improving your American accent

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Ever wanted to sound like an American?   Here are three rules that will help you to improve your American accent and impress your friends.  Read through the rules and practice saying the words with these rules.  But most importantly, keep your ears open and try to tell if someone that you meet comes from the UK or the US. … Read More

Improving your pronunciation

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Improving your English pronunciation is all about practice.  Most people practice by taking individual sounds that they have trouble with and practicing them in isolation (alone).  If you do this though, it is important to then practice them in real words and sentences.  Do not just do isolation practice or it will not help you to change your habit to the correct … Read More

Improving your speaking fluency in English

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For a lot of people, the most important thing about studying a language is improving their fluency.  It is nice to have a good understanding of grammar but it is better to be able to show it off by speaking really well.  So, let’s have a look at what it takes to speak well. Fluency means having a smooth conversation.  … Read More