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Once you master English pronunciation, this will also help you with your listening skills. These two elements of verbal communication go hand in hand.
There are 2 ways of learning English pronunciation: the easy way and the hard
way. Children instinctively go for the easy option - they listen and
repeat until they get it right. I recommend this way to any learner,
regardless of age. I've seen too many people studying hard and
diligently for years on end and when their studying programme stops,
they stop speaking altogether! [Read more]
These units of information can be defined as the pieces of language which are separated from what goes before and from what follows and which do not contain any punctuation marks. In written English, we use the punctuation marks to make this separation, but not to split the unit/piece of information. [Read more]
In oral English, we use tone units that actually translate your punctuation marks from written to verbal, to indicate to a listener aspects of the ideas you are expressing. The way we achieve this is by using the art of dividing a message into tone units.
Here's where we'll post a selection of children's books especially designed for learning English by using the Phonics system. Check out our first story here.
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Here we shall build some lessons to help you improve your writing skills.
Lots of lessons: cause & effect, comparisons, linking signals, relative clauses, presenting information, expressing emotions and grammar games, of course. We had more lessons on: intensifying adverbs and phrasal verbs, expressing various concepts such as addition, exception, restriction and ambiguity. Lately we started some exercises: likes/dislikes, frequency adverbs (twice), verb tenses, etc.
Learn how to build a website, by using the SBI! system - start from the basics, developing a site concept and a niche, supply and demand, learn about profitability and monetization, payment processing, register domain, website structure and content as a pyramid. Also learn about the tools I'm using to build this website. We also covered how to build traffic, working with search engines, building a good system of inbound links, using social marketing and blogs with the SBI system, how to use Socialize It and Form Build It, how to publish an e-zine and how to build a social network in your niche.
We looked at a few games by now: Countable & uncountable nouns, Free Rice, Name That Thing, Spell It, Spelloween, the Phrasal Verbs Game, Preposition Desert, The Sentence Game, Word Confusion, Word Wangling, Buzzing Bees, and The Verb Viper Game.
Be prepared to play and learn more pretty soon.