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YQ13 | Where Should I Start?

On the 13th episode of Your Question, we handle the following question:

Q: I want to speak English better, but I don’t know…Where should I start?

Things to think about:

1. What is the GOAL?
2. What is your current level?
3. What do you enjoy doing?

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AB6 | 3 Things that are Making Your English UNNATURAL

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On the 6th episode of the AudioBLOG, we go over the following Blog post:

3 Things that are Making Your English Unnatural

1. Borrowed Words
2. Direct Translation
3. High School Textbook

Link to Original Blog Post

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E2P28 | The Power of Like Minds

On the 28th episode of the English 2.0 Podcast, we handle the following points:

The Power of Like Minds: The benefits of connecting to people who share the same goal as you and how you can find these people.

English 2.0 Quick Tip:  Look up all of your slang terms and idioms here – Urban Dictionary

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YQ11 | In a Conversation, How Do I Think of a Good Question to Ask?

On the 11th episode of Your Question, we handle the following question:

Q: In a conversation, how do I think of a good question to ask?

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Mentioned on this episode:

Episode 21 – 5 Tips for Making Small Talk

Episode 26 – 3 Words to Help You Master Any Conversation

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Episode 24 | How to Increase Your Study Effectiveness

On the 24th episode of the English 2.0 Podcast, we handle the following points:

Pronunciation Point: 3 Challenging Words with “L” and “R”–“really”, “rarely”, and “library”

Main Topic: How to Increase Your Study Effectiveness

English 2.0 Quick Tip: Are you a fan of TED Talks? If so, this app for your mobile device can help you improve your listening and writing through dictation! TEDict

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Does KNOWING = DOING?

Please take a look at this sentence:

“She don’t like to play tennis.”

Is there anything strange to you? Most of you probably immediately can find the easy grammar mistake. Of course, grammatically, it should be:

“She doesn’t like to play tennis.”

So the question is, why is it so easy to see on paper or screen, but so many students have trouble actually saying this correctly? Well, there are a few reasons, but basically the answer is simply:

Knowing does NOT equal Doing.

In high school, we were all taught to remember facts and build our knowledge (INPUT). However, we were not taught how to produce this knowledge in a meaningful way (OUTPUT).

Being a great English speaker requires A LOT of practice and I mean especially, SPEAKING practice. The more you practice converting your knowledge to results, you will become a great speaker.

You have all done STUDY. Now it’s time to PRACTICE and PERFORM!

KNOWING ≠DOING

Your Question 5 | If I Make a Grammar Mistake, will the Listener Care?

On the 5th episode of Your Question, we handle the following question:

Q: If I make a grammar mistake in front of a native speaker, will they care?

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Teacher Interview 1 | Michael from Happy English

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On the 1st episode of the Teacher Interview, we talk to Michael DiGiacomo from Happy English New York!

In this interview, Michael shares his best tips and answers the following questions:

  • How can I improve my English?
  • What is challenging about teaching non-native learners of English?
  • What are the best TV shows to use for studying English?
  • What is the best sightseeing spot in New York City?
  • and many more!

For more information about Michael’s school and lessons, please check out his website:
Happy English New York!

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Your Question 4 | How Can I Overcome My Fear of Speaking English in Class?

On the 4th episode of Your Question, we handle the following question:

Q: How can I overcome my fear of speaking English in class?

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Episode 16 | How to Improve Your Speaking Ability Very Quickly

On the 16th episode of the English 2.0 Podcast, we handle the following points:

Pronunciation Point: 3 Crazy Katakana Words

Main Topic: How to Improve Your Speaking Ability Very Quickly

English 2.0 Tip: Create English Speaking Opportunities in Your Area Today! Visit Meetup.com

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