If you don't get the results you were expecting in a language test, it might not necessarily have something to do with your language skills. Some students struggle in language exams because they have difficulty with a certain type of question or task that is used to test language skills. In these cases, it often helps to develop strategies for dealing with this type of task, rather than just seeing it as proof that you struggle with that particular language skill.
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In this episode I'm talking to Corinne Wilhem about:
* The differences she has noticed in terms of language and culture as someone from the UK who now lives in Germany.
* Differences in UK working culture that German applicants should be aware of.
* Corinnes new podcast – Clever2Gether.
Today the wise old owl is answering a question about why we can say “a reply”, but not “a feedback” or “an information”.
Don't forget that you can send your own questions about the English language or grammar to the wise old owl - here's the link to the show notes page:
This is more relevant for people who are studying English. I know a number of my podcast listeners are either studying English at university or taking part in English courses online or where they live. I know that others are working through materials on their own.
At school it's easy – we know exactly where we have to be and when. We know what we need to learn in each lesson because our teacher tells us. Learning as an adult requires more organisation and time planning, and if anyone would like some help with that, these tips will hopefully give you something to try.
You can find the show notes here: https://englishwithkirsty.com/podcast157
Today I'm sharing something from my personal experience of learning, but I think it's important.
If you're learning for an exam, you have to know all the material. However, if you're listening to or reading materials to help you learn another language, you don't need to understand every single word. In fact, sometimes it's good when you don't, because this gives you the chance to learn new vocabulary or sentence structures that you haven't come across before.
Find out how I ended up learning whilst observing, and pushing my boundaries by listening to something I thought I wouldn't be able to understand.
Today I'd like to try something different. I've linked to an audio resource about a topic for listening practice, a blog post for reading practice, and some questions to think about.
Basically, I'd like to know what you think about working from home, and what your ideal office would look like. What is important to you? Do you like to be oaroundother people?
The show notes for this episode, where you'll also find the other links, are here:
Of course the interviewer cares whether you have the knowledge and skills to do the job, but there are some other things that they might be asking themselves about you too. I talk about 10 possible questions here. You will probably never know how they would answer them, but you can influence them by coming across well and making a good impression in your interview.
We all have things that we often get mixed up, that make us stop and think, or that we often overlook in our own writing. If we know what those things are, it's easier to keep an eye out for them when checking our work. I talk about some of the things that I look out for, as well as ten other examples. Do you have anything to add to the list?
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Just a quick episode this week, but if, like one of my students, you aren't sure when to pronounce the ED sound at the end of words as its own separate syllable, this little tip should help you.
Click here for the show notes: https://englishwithkirsty.com/podcast/episode151
We hear so many people talking about what they are going to do now that the new year has started. To make things a bit different, I thought it might be interesting to make an episode about 10 things that I'm not going to do as a language learner. In this episode, you'll find out what those 10 things are.
I'd love to hear your ideas too, so if you've got anything to add to the list, let me know! What will you not be doing this year?
You can find the show notes page here: https://englishwithkirsty.com/podcast/episode152