Category Archives: Upper Intermediate (Level 5)

Reflexive Pronouns ∼ Easier than You Think!

Do you think that Reflexive Pronouns are confusing? If so, read on. The good news is that they are limited in number and limited in use. We only use Reflexive Pronouns to reflect back on someone or something, just like a … Continue reading

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English Pronunciation: 20 VOWEL-SOUNDS IN 20 Minutes

Back by popular demand is a lesson I did four years ago. Follow my instructions, practise regularly, and your pronunciation will improve. The practice is necessary as you are training your mouth to make new, different movements. It is physical practice … Continue reading

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Descriptive Language & Persuasive devices – Advanced & Proficiency Level Students

In a post published April 26, 2015, I recommended A guide to understanding persuasive language, provided by the University of New South Wales, Australia. This guide provided excellent advice on developing writing and speaking skills. Unfortunately, this link is no longer available, but … Continue reading

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A song with Collocations and Idioms

The English language is full of collocations and idioms. By collocations, I mean words that naturally go together like ‘high hopes‘, ‘heavy rain‘, and ‘make friends‘. We don’t say ‘tall hopes’, ‘huge rain‘ or ‘produce friends‘.  Idioms are expressions whose … Continue reading

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Look up an English word; learn it forever.

I have found a wonderful website that will help you remember vocabulary!  (I wish there were similar websites in French and Italian for me. Alas!)  I could write a lot of detail here but it would be quicker for you … Continue reading

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How to speak so that people want to listen

Would you like to be able to speak so that people want to listen to what you have to say? Would you like to feel more confident when you have something important to say? If you have a spare ten … Continue reading

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How to Say Thank You in Business English: 20 Phrases for Any Situation

by KITLUM How to Say Thank You in Business English: 20 Phrases for Any Situation A helping hand from a business partner. A complaint from your customer. An invitation to a global conference. What do these have in common? That’s right! They’re … Continue reading

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Improve your English with Poetry

On June 30, 2018, I published a post: A Song with Dynamic Adjectives. I wanted to show you how effective a clever choice of English adjectives can be. I chose The logical Song by Supertramp.  Awesome song-writers are really awesome … Continue reading

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How to Prepare for a Job Interview

Are you ready for a job interview in English?  Not sure?  Well, help is at hand!  Read on: TALKENGLISH.COM has an extensive selection of lessons to help you to equip yourself for a job interview,  from basic to more in-depth … Continue reading

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What are the most valuable things everyone should know?

What are the most valuable things everyone should know? Jordan B Peterson, 25 years as a consultant, clinical psychologist and professor Tell the truth.  Do not do things that you hate.  Act so that you can tell the truth about … Continue reading

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