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Enjoy While Learning English

If your goal is to improve your English and don’t give up while trying to, the best advice I can give you is to find a way to enjoy while learning English.

Easy to say, but not that easy to do, right?
What can you do?

 
Enjoy while learning English

 

How To Enjoy While Learning English?

The first thing you have to do is to forget about grammar books and English methods that are useless to you.

Right after that, you have to find a topic, an interest or anything you are interested about. Something that you really really like!

And then, it’s time to look for a Mooc. There are lots of free Moocs about almost any topic you can think about!
By the way, do you know what a Mooc is?

 

What A Mooc Is In 5 Short Sentences

If you don’t have a clue about what a MOOC is, let me explain it shortly:

The word “MOOC” stands for Massive Open Online Course.
It’s a course offered by prestigious universities and organizations.
You can take it online.
It’s free.
There’re thousands of students from around the world enrolled.

 

Looking for your Mooc

Think about…
What would you like to learn about?
What topics are you really interested in?

I bet that you are going to find a Mooc that matches your expectations.
There are Moocs about pretty much any topic you can think about:

History
Public speaking
Programming apps
Philosophy
Music
Finances
Writing
And so on…

 

Where To Find Your Mooc?

I want to share with you 3 of the best platforms where you can find a course that matches your expectations:

Coursera
Edx
Futurelearn

 

Why A Mooc Can Help To Improve Your English

Keep in mind that if you enroll in a MOOC you are going to:

Learn more about a specific topic/interest/hobby…
Practice your Listening, Reading, Speaking and Writing skills through videos, articles, MP3s and many other materials you’ll find on the Mooc.
Interact in English with thousands of other students from around the world.

Remember that you can choose any topic you like. As you go through your Mooc you are going to enjoy while learning English.

 
Take action right now and choose the Mooc you are interested in.
Tell us about the Mooc you finally picked out.
Share with us your experience.
All your comments are very welcome!!!

 

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How to prepare for an English exam

If you’re looking for information about how to prepare for an English exam, this post is going to be really useful.
I want to share with you a course that’s going to make the difference if you’re about to take an English test any time soon.

The course I’m going to talk about is a Mooc.

 
how to prepare for an English exam

 

What A Mooc Is In 5 Sentences?

The word “Mooc” stands for Massive Open Online Course.
Moocs are offered by prestigious universities and organizations.
You can take them online.
They’re free.
There’re thousands of students from around the world in every Mooc.

Now that you know what a Mooc is, let me introduce you to the course…

 

Understanding The Ielts Exam

The Mooc I’m talking about is offered by the British Council:
Understanding IELTS: Techniques For English Language Test

I’ve been checking it and I do recommend it to you. It’s indeed one of the best resources you can use if you’re looking for How to prepare for an English exam.

Through this MOOC you are going to:
Know exactly what to expect in the IELTS exam.
Practice the same exercises as the ones in the exam.
Improve your Listening, Reading, Speaking and Writing skills.

 

Why I Do Recommend This Mooc?

I think that this Mooc is useful far beyond the IELTS exam preparation because:

If you’re taking an IELTS exam anytime soon:
It’s the perfect tailor-made training for you.

If you’re taking another English exam instead of the IELTS:
It’s still a very valuable resource for you because almost all the English test have a very similar structure.

Even if you won’t take any English exam at all:
This MOOC still offers you a lot of useful resources. It’s a valuable tool to improve your Listening, Reading, Speaking and Writing skills with.

 
Check this Mooc out!
Are you going to enroll?
This Mooc helps to know How to prepare for an English exam?
All your comments are very welcome!!!

 

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How to learn English idioms easily – Week 3

Learn English idioms

As I already told you, native English speakers learn idioms naturally even without noticing it. At first they just hear or read them. Then they gradually start using these idioms in their speaking and writing.

You, as an English learner, you have to avoid memorizing idioms.
Instead, you have to use new idioms on a regular basis and as often as possible.
Doing this, you are more likely going to integrate them in your vocabulary like native English speakers do.

 

7 New Idioms…

He has the more expensive car I have ever seen! OBVIOUSLY, he has a lot of money.
(Clearly)
IT OCCURRED TO ME that I can save a lot of money if I stop smoking.
(I found, I thought)
I’m getting KIND OF bored with my friends. They never want to meet.
(sort of)
You’D BETTER stop smoking and drinking if you want to improve your health.
(giving advice)
Please, take the seat that SUITS you BEST.
(the one you like best)
I WISH I COULD make more money to buy a new car!
(To express desire)
I’ve been looking for my keys for more than an hour but they are NOWHERE TO BE SEEN.
(Impossible to find)

 

How To Learn English Idioms Easily?

If you want to grow your English vocabulary, I recommend you to work whith these idioms for a while until you assimilate them.

Don’t memorize them. You’re going to forget them as soon as you try to memorize new ones. The worst way to learn new vocabulary is to write down endless lists of new words and then trying to memorize them one after another.

If you really want to learn English idioms easily I recommend you to:

  1. Check my new post with brand new idioms every week.
  2. For 7 days in a row, try to make sentences with every one of these 7 idioms once a day.
  3. Force yourself to use them as much as possible whenever you have to speak or write in English.
  4. In a future come back randomly to any of these posts to review your idioms.

Doing that, instead of just memorizing these idioms, chances are that you are going to assimilate them and using them naturally whenever you speak or write in English.

 

And Remember These Idioms…

Learn English Idioms_Week 3

It’s now time for you to learn English idioms!
Go ahead and enjoy them!!!

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