How did I change from being someone who was scared to speak my second language, even at informal gatherings, to someone who uses it confidently at work every day? Find out in today's episode! I give three tips to help anyone who is shy about speaking, or who needs to bring one of their other language competencies (reading, writing or listening) up to the same level as their other skills.
Don't forget you can still ask for your copy of "100 resources for improving your business English". Also, I have a new page for teachers of English.
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I wanted to do something special to celebrate 100 episodes of the English with Kirsty podcast.
Some people do interviews, or talk about what they've learned whilst making the other 99 episodes – but my listeners aren't here to learn about podcasting! They want to learn English!
Therefore I decided to put together a resource to help people with their business English.
The pdf is a list of 100 resources to help you with your business English. The first 50 are free resources, mainly from my website, which have been sorted into 5categories that are relevant to using English at work. The second half includes 10 Facebook pages, 10 Twitter accounts, 10 blogs, 10 podcasts, and 10 Youtube channels that will help you to improve your language skills.
Request your copy of the free pdf "100 resources for improving your business English" here:
We know that in English words, the same group of letters can be pronounced in different ways. This is particularly true of place names. It's impossible to write a complete guide to place names because there are so many, but here is a quick guide to some words that are often mispronounced by tourists and even native speakers!
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When we think about people who don’t enjoy taking part in conversations in another language, we often think of people who are nervous about speaking. However, for some people, speaking isn’t the problem – it’s listening. They worry that they won’t understand the other person well enough to continue the conversation.
If you feel like that, there are some tips in today’s podcast episode to help you.
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Today I'm going to talk about a guest article that was written for my blog by Cara from Leo Listening. In the article, Cara talks about how you can make listening to English a habit, so it becomes part of your day, rather than something that you have to think about and make sure that you do.
You can find further information and the link to Cara's article here:
Sometimes people just don't read things properly, and there's not much you can do about that. However, there are some other reasons why people don't do what you've asked them to do, and we're going to look at them in today's episode.
For further information, visit https://englishwithkirsty.com/podcast/episode96
Here are eight things that you can do to improve your English in your free time whilst attending a language course, studying at an English university or doing a work placement in the UK.
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You may have checked the grammar and the spellings, but how about the tone of your message? Is the style appropriate for your audience? Today I talk about 10 mistakes that I have seen in relation to this, and how you can avoid making them!
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