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Introduction | Show formalities | What to expect

English the Smart Way ยท ETSW 1: Introduction | Show formalities | What to expect

Hello everyone! This is the very first session of English the Smart Way podcast. ๐Ÿ™‚ Podcasting has become extremely popular over the past few years so I thought to myself  Why not to start podcasting too?

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English

Enjoy thousands of free audiobooks

When people ask me what should they do to improve their English, I always suggest: listen to audiobooks. In this post I am sharing with you two online sources where you can download audiobook for free. ๐Ÿ™‚

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English

Donโ€™t memorise new words. Thereโ€™s an easier way to improve your vocabulary.

One of the most frequent questions I get from English learners is this one:

โ€žHow can I learn vocabulary and not forget the new words?โ€œ

If you are courious too, read on. I will try to answer this question in the following lines. ๐Ÿ™‚

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English

Free English stuff from AJ Hoge

The purpose of this short post is to summarise all free English materials I have found online from the author of Power English program – AJ Hoge. Check them out and enjoy. ๐Ÿ™‚

7 Rules for Excellent English

By subscribing to A.J.โ€™s newsletter you will receive 7 free video lessons directly to your email.

Effortless English Podcast

There are 2 links where you can listen to the podcast. The content is the same on both links, you just need to choose the source you prefer.

Effortless English Podcast

Effortless English Blog & Video podcast

Effortless English Blog & Video podcast

AJ Hogeโ€™s youtube channel

– official youtube channel of AJ

A.J. Hoge youtube channel
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English

How to overcome the anxiety of speaking a foreign language?

Have you ever felt worried or anxious when you were about to speak in foreign language? Suddenly you forgot everything you wanted to say or you couldn’t concentrate at all. Does it sound familiar?

Let’s find out what can we do about it. ๐Ÿ™‚

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English

3 steps to speak better English

This article summarises the English learning approach I use personally to improve not just my English speaking, but also my English in general. I hope you will find it useful too. ๐Ÿ™‚

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English

Fun and effective way to learn English โ€“ Speech shadowing

Have you ever wanted to be an actor? Regardless of your answer, you will have so much fun using this language learning technique! ๐Ÿ™‚

The technique is called Speech shadowing, or some people refer to it as language parroting. How does it work? Let’s continue reading.

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English

Power English lessons (course) review – Effortless English

Power English is an English learning course I discovered back in 2012 when I used to struggle with English speaking.

It was a time when I was searching for new ways of English learning.

Today I would like to share with you my experience with Power English course and how it has helped me with confidence and fluency in speaking.

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How to learn English online and enjoy the process :)

I really like English. ๐Ÿ™‚ It has brought me so much knowledge, fun, friends, opportunities and ideas as well as introducing traveling experience to my life. And there are so many English learners like me.

In this short post, I would like to share with you a list of online English-learning resources that I have used to improve my English skills. I hope you find it useful.

Power English

A.J. Hoge, the founder of Power English, is really interesting guy! I found him by a chance on youtube when I was searching for some English learning ideas. Power English is mostly audio course that is full of fun mini stories and so-called โ€œPoint of Viewโ€ stories, where A.J. tells easy stories in various tenses. What I like about the course is that you don’t study boring grammar rules โ€“ instead you listen to the same story in the past, future or present and learn grammar subconsciously. Course contains audio tracks explaining vocabulary and in the download pack you will also find videos that I really enjoyed watching. ๐Ÿ™‚ There are many reasons why I recommend Power English. Here are a few of them: It has helped me to build my confidence in speaking and I became a fluent English speaker; The audio lessons are fun and motivate you to learn more; Also audio files arre in mp3 format, so you can listen to them on your mp3 player wherever you go.

You can also join the free course 7 Rules for Excellent English Speaking (when you sign up for the course you will get all 7 video lessons directly to your email).

Click here to find out more about Power English program in my short review.

Power English

British Council Learn English

Great source of free English (mostly British) materials – interesting videos, fun podcasts, language games, exercises, grammar reference and many more. It’s one of the best free sources I have ever found on the internet. If you use iTunes U, you can also find podcasts there. My favourite section of the website is Listen & Watch.

British Council Learn English

Mister Duncan

Another interesting guy, this time British. ๐Ÿ™‚ He is english teacher who loves making videos to help people learn English. His youtube channel is full of original videos. Interesting topics, explained in a fun way, with subtitles. And free!

Learn English with Misterduncan

TED: Ideas worth spreading

Great talks (mostly) in English – interesting people sharing interesting ideas. You can select category based on your interests, listen, watch and read subtitles or transcript at the same time.

ted.com

BBC – iPlayer Radio

Listen to the BBC radio online. There are several channels you can choose from based on your interests.

Oxford Dictionaries

It’s always handy to have a dictionary around ๐Ÿ™‚

SharedTalk.com

SharedTalk.com is a website where you can find friends from different parts of the world to exchange language skills. In the registration form everyone is asked to fill in the language which you are interested to improve and which language you can teach (or is your native language). Thanks to this website I’ve found very nice people. Still in touch, having fun. ๐Ÿ™‚

Those are the resources which I found really cool. ๐Ÿ™‚ What are your favourite ways of learning English?

If you like this blog post, feel free to share it with your friends or give it a like. ๐Ÿ™‚