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Did you know that in the UK the children start to read 2-3 years younger than in for example Germany. One of the secrets to success is using the fun and giggles behind rhyming language – phonetics. This also helps non-native speakers to spell and pronounce the words correctly. This is not strictly Business English but a bit of fun that will fire up your fluency.
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60-90 seconds to speak ‘off the cuff’ about a topic that perhaps you have no idea about. (Scroll Down)
This was the first quiz that I published here on my website. I create a lot of these for companies though.
It was designed as a fun way to review what had been learned.
I always feel a bit ‘guilty’ going over things that we have already done, so this way I get to do that all important review and practice in a way that is enjoyable and memorable.
This game was created with Corina, a fellow trainer at some tech companies that we work at. Together we are developing a new programme ‘Bilingual Founders’. Watch this space! 🙂
At the beginning of the year, there is often a lot of talk about new year resolutions. This speaking exercise challenges you to give advice to an imaginary friend, relative or colleague about various ‘life resets’.
When you are giving advice it is a good idea to use ‘if clauses’, otherwise known as the conditional.
Try practicing the unusual phrase “If I were you, I would…”
Once in the same hour, even if it is in your head
Once in the same week, in a conversation with a friend or colleague
Once next in a meeting or with more people
The trick to feeling more confident actually ‘speaking’ in English, is (not surprisingly) to practice. So if you are stuck for ideas this provides you with some speaking prompts.
You can use this tool to practice on your own or with a friend or colleague but the learning impact will be much greater if you actually speak out loud. It is only when we actually hear ourselves that we realise
“Ahhh! I don’t really know how to say that.”
“That doesn’t sound right.”
That is when you notice where the gaps are in your vocabulary, but also your pronunciation and grammar.
There will be regular updates as I love to experiment, so come back soon to play.
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