Poetry can be really difficult when you're learning another language. Or does it really have to be so? Can you take something that seems daunting (difficult), and turn it into a learning experience? I'll show you some great ways to use poetry to improve your English. I'll also introduce you to a couple of fun poets that are hilarious. (Watch until the end!)
Imagine that you're having a conversation with a friend in English, and they say something like, "I hate peanut butter." How do you respond to that? Is it "Me, either," "Me, too," or "Me, neither"?
These phrases can be really confusing to English learners, and they often use them incorrectly.
I've taken all of my Instagram (@empowerenglish, if you want to follow me there) video lessons for you and put them into one video so that you can learn how to use these phrases properly.
You can improve your listening comprehension for the IELTS exam or for understanding presentations and lectures when you listen for the very transition words you use when you're writing an essay or speech.
These transition words tell you what the speaker is trying to tell you that may not be very obvious. They may be trying to emphasize a point, relate to something they said earlier, illustrate a concept, etc. When you can identify the function of the transition words you hear, you're going to better understand what is being said.
Check out this compilation video for some short, helpful lessons to improve your listening comprehension in English.
Managers who are learning English may sometimes struggle with the right way to express something to their employees.
Here are two dictation exercises that show a way to deal with wanting to 1.) express appreciation to a subordinate and 2.) to check in on an employee's progress with a certain project they're working on.
Listen to the exercises, and write down what you hear. Check the video again to make sure you got it right. Best wishes!
Take a tour through my husband's garden to learn some new words!
Have you ever heard the expression "Whudja"? Watch the video to learn what it means and how to use it in a sentence!
Learn two fun idioms my Texan grandfather often said in this week's lesson!
Do you have trouble hearing the differences between /i/ and /ɪ/? Check out the lesson and some practice exercises to improve!