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Best of Periscope 2 | How to Pronounce “Congratulations”, Grammar Question – “Still”, Star Wars Ep. 7 Chat

On the 2nd episode of the Best of Periscope, we look at 3 different Periscope lessons and videos over the last few months:

1. Pronunciation: “Congratulations”
2. Grammar Question: “Still”
3. Star Wars Episode 7 Discussion

Periscope is an app for your smartphone or tablet which allows you to broadcast or watch live video! I’ve been using Periscope for many months now to do a daily English lesson. Please follow me on Periscope and you won’t miss the next lesson!

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Movie Study 2 | SILVER LININGS PLAYBOOK

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“Silver Linings Playbook” is a drama from 2012. What can we learn from this movie to help with our English? I will teach you in this post.

On the 2nd episode of Movie Study, we go over a scene from the following movie:

Silver Linings Playbook

Today, let’s take a look at this very good drama from 2012 starring Bradley Cooper and Jennifer Lawrence. On this episode, I break down the process of studying English with movies into five easy steps:

1. Choose the Movie
2. Choose a Scene
3. Write Down the Script
4. Look Up any New Vocabulary
5. Find Common Sentence Patterns

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Mentioned in this episode:

Blog Post: Studying English with Movies: SILVER LININGS PLAYBOOK

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Movie Study 1 | FROZEN

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Disney’s “Frozen” is one of the biggest movies around the world. How can you learn English from this movie? This podcast episode will teach you how!

On the 1st episode of Movie Study, we go over a scene from the following movie:

Disney’s Frozen

Today, let’s take a look at one of the most popular movies of all time from around the world! On this episode, I break down the process of studying English with movies into five easy steps:

1. Choose the Movie
2. Choose a Scene
3. Write Down the Script
4. Look Up any New Vocabulary
5. Find Common Sentence Patterns

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Mentioned in this episode:

Blog Post: Studying English with Movies: FROZEN

Podcast Episode 27: How to Use Movies to Study English

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How to Give Your Opinion: Version 2.0

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A few years ago, I wrote a blog post called, “How to Give Your Opinion” which showed the basics of sharing your thoughts with others.

However, the post was mainly written for a Japanese audience and was just an introduction to the topic of giving opinions.

Today, I’d like to update that post to show some new examples and introduce some other ways that you can give your opinion. This is, “How to Give Your Opinion Version 2.0”.
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Studying English with Movies: MAN OF STEEL

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A few months ago, I released Episode 27 of the English 2.0 Podcast titled, “How to Use Movies to Study English”. I received a lot of positive feedback on that episode so I wanted to go a little more in depth on how I approach using movies to study English. For the first lesson of Studying English with Movies, let’s take a look at a scene from the action movie, “Man of Steel”.

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Transform your Textbook Knowledge into Natural English

change textbook english to natural englishTake one minute to answer this question honestly about yourself.

“How do you feel about your current English level?”

Are you satisfied? Do you feel like you’ve been at the same level for awhile without any real improvement? Do you feel like you have a lot of knowledge but it’s hard to express what you want to say?

If so, what you may be looking for is how to take your textbook knowledge and convert it to natural English. Here’s how:

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AudioBLOG 1 | Top 10 Tips for Email Writing

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On the 1st episode of the AudioBLOG, we go over the following Blog post:

The Top 10 Tips for Writing Business Emails in English

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Many Ways to Describe the Weather

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Animal Idioms

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Do you know any other animal idioms?

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Idioms with Body Parts

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