Category Archives: How to Learn English

How to Learn All the Vocabulary You Need

One question I get frequently on email is: “Do you talk about phrasal verbs in your lessons?” A phrasal verb is sometimes called a two-word verb, such as “to put down” or “to get out” or “to kick (someone) out.” … Continue reading

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English at Home: Some Ideas for You and Your Children

If you’re looking for new ways to improve your and your children’s English as you stay at home during this coronavirus crisis, here are two ideas. Simple English Stories: For Beginners and Children For those who are beginners or children, … Continue reading

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3 Bad Habits from Your English Classes You Need to Break

Is this you? You studied English in school for years, but feel you can’t speak English. You worked hard, you were motivated (eager to learn), and you did what the textbooks and your teachers told you to do. Still, you … Continue reading

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Passing Your English Exams (TOEFL & IELTS)

We often get emails asking if ESLPod.com has test preparation materials for English language exams. If you want to study at a U.S. university or college, you will likely take one of two English language exams. The most common “standardized” … Continue reading

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The Narrow Way to Improve Your English

Last week I gave a couple of tips on how to improve your English. If you haven’t read that, please read that now. (I’ll wait for you . . .) In my post, I talked about “narrow reading,” where you … Continue reading

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Top 2 Tips on Reading English the Easy Way

Listen and reading are the two main (most important) ways to improve your English. Listening is important, but reading is also VERY powerful! Reading will actually improve your English listening and speaking, as well as reading and writing. To get … Continue reading

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