How to guess meaning from context?

How to guess meaning from context?

Camila has been reading a lot of books in English lately because she wants to increase her vocabulary. However, she comes across a lot of words that she doesn’t understand when she reads, so she needs to stop reading and look them up in a dictionary. She’s tired of doing that, she needs to find another way to deduce the meaning of the words…

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Synonyms Monday! - Like, Big & Little

Synonyms Monday! - Like, Big & Little

Maria has been learning English since she was eight, but she feels that she's lacking vocabulary. She wants to increase her vocabulary, but she doesn't know what the best way to do that is. She has tried learning long lists of words, but she gets bored quickly. Nevertheless, she's not giving up... She’s determined to increase her vocabulary, so she started to learn synonyms…

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Proverbs Friday! - Opportunity to learn these English proverbs rarely knocks twice...

Proverbs Friday! - Opportunity to learn these English proverbs rarely knocks twice...

As with phrasal verbs, one of the best way to learn English proverbs is to associate them by topics.

That way you'll memorize them more quickly and you'll be able to remember them more quickly in conversations.

 

Improve your English fluency with English proverbs related to WORK and SUCCESS.

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How to reduce your accent?

How to reduce your accent?

Julietta has been studying English for 4 years, but she still feels uncomfortable when she has to speak in front of many people because of her Italian accent. No matter how hard she tries to lose her accent, people still recognize her Italian accent and that she’s not a native speaker of English…Julietta has been studying English for 4 years, but she still feels uncomfortable when she has to speak in front of many people because of her Italian accent. No matter how hard she tries to lose her accent, people still recognize her Italian accent and that she’s not a native speaker of English…

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Let's learn! - 4 English phrasal verbs to start you up!

Let's learn! - 4 English phrasal verbs to start you up!

How many phrasal verbs does someone fluent in English need to know? Are phrasal verbs really useful in reaching a high level of fluency in English?

Phrasal verbs are used incredibly often in everyday conversation of native English speakers, so it is crucial to know them well.

A lot of native speakers don't even realize they are using phrasal verbs in their every day conversations because they are so used to using them.

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Proverbs Friday! - Dead men tell no tales, but these proverbs do...

Proverbs Friday! - Dead men tell no tales, but these proverbs do...

Just like phrasal verbs, native speakers of English tend to use proverbs a lot in their everyday conversations.

Proverbs are not reserved only for literature and poetry, they appear frequenty in any type of conversations and texts.

Proverbs can teach you a lot about the culture and history of English-speaking countries because most of them are very old and they were used a lot at the time.

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Let's learn! - Money talks: 3 English Phrasal Verbs related to Money

Let's learn! - Money talks: 3 English Phrasal Verbs related to Money

What is the best way to learn phrasal verbs and sound like a native speaker of English?

You must have asked yourself this question numerous times.

 

Probably the best way to learn phrasal verbs effectively is to learn them by topic.

 

This means that you associate different phrasal verbs with different topics.

By doing this, you will learn more quickly because you'll learn phrasal verbs that have related meanings.

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How to remember words and how many words to know in English?

How to remember words and how many words to know in English?

Camilla has been learning English for a while now and she wants to learn a lot of words so that she’ll be able to communicate with others in English. She thinks that in order to become fluent in English, she has to memorize long lists of words, but she gets frustrated when she cannot remember some words that she had previously learned. What can she do to become fluent in English?

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Let's learn! - 4 English phrasal verbs to help you get by

Let's learn! - 4 English phrasal verbs to help you get by

How many phrasal verbs does someone fluent in English need to know? Are phrasal verbs really useful in reaching a high level of fluency in English?

Phrasal verbs are used incredibly often in everyday conversation of native English speakers, so it is crucial to know them well.

A lot of native speakers don't even realize they are using phrasal verbs in their every day conversations because they are so used to using them.

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5 tips to help you remember English vocabulary

5 tips to help you remember English vocabulary

Ximena has been learning English since she was eight years old. Her family moved from Spain to the UK so she had to learn English. Unfortunately, no matter how hard she tried, she simply cannot achieve a high level of fluency in English. She feels that her vocabulary is very bad and that she cannot express herself in English as she can in her native language, Spanish.

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Let's learn! - 4 English phrasal verbs for your everyday conversations

Let's learn! - 4 English phrasal verbs for your everyday conversations

Phrasal verbs are used incredibly often in everyday conversation of native English speakers, so it is crucial to know them well.

Since they appear almost everywhere, the best way to learn them is to listen for them. Phrasal verbs are so commonly used that you may not even notice that someone used a phrasal verb in a conversation.

Listen carefully and soon you'll notice how common phrasal verbs are.

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5 English idioms

5 English idioms

Many native English speakers like to use idioms in their daily conversations, it comes so naturally to them that they don't even realize that they are using an idiom! Thus, it is important for you to learn idioms and comprehend them.

It is the use and comprehension of idioms that distinguishes native speakers of English from non-native speakers. 

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3 secrets to English fluency

3 secrets to English fluency

Yvonne is a student from France. When she got the chance to study abroad, she took it and now she studies in the USA. She has been studying English since primary school, but she still isn't as fluent as she wants to be. Now that she's studying in the USA, she has to improve her fluency in English, if she doesn't do that, her grades will be bad. She is struggling with finding the ways of improving her English fluency. She tried reading many books in English, but it didn't help. She doesn't know what to do...

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How to practice speaking in English by using the shadowing technique?

How to practice speaking in English by using the shadowing technique?

Since he was a child, Guilhermo has always wanted to sound like a native speaker of English. His family moved from Mexico to the USA when he was only six and he was always teased at school because of his Spanish accent. He has always wondered what is it that he could do to lose his accent. When he was in high school, he met an exchange student from Portugal. Her name was Amalia and she spoke perfect British English. Guilhermo was astounded by her English. When he asked her how she learned to speak perfect British English, she told him that she tried something called the shadowing technique. This was the first time Guilhermo heard about the shadowing technique. What is that?, he wondered...

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