Help! I’m not improving my English!

Hello, everyone! How’s it going? ūüôā

Do you sometimes feel like you’re not improving your English? The good news is that you ARE¬†improving, but you just aren’t noticing it.

In this video, Emma recommends some helpful tips anyone can use to evaluate their progress: keeping a journal, goal setting, and other techniques.

After watching this useful lesson, you will have new tools to measure your success. Answer this quiz.

Did you enjoy the lesson? Do you have any doubts or suggestions? Leave a comment!

Job interview tips

Hi, guys! How is it going? ūüôā

As time goes by, a larger number of recruiters and companies require English from the applicants, everywhere in the world. In Brazil, this is a rising trend so we must prepare ourselves and be ready to speak English with confidence at any time!

Tips from Cambridge English Channel:

In this talk, teacher Ronnie presents some common questions you will probably be asked and how to answer them!

Learn what to say to impress and get that job!

Page on Facebook: Samburger Foundation.

Read more suggestions here.

When was the last time you faced a job interview? How was it? 

Please, share it with us if you feel comfortable to do so!

Leave your doubts and/or answers in the comments, ok? I would really appreciate it.¬†ūüėÄ

Idioms

Hello, everyone!

This time I want to cover a very peculiar theme concerning any additional language we may study: the idioms. But what are these?

An idiom is a phrase or a fixed expression that has a figurative or literal meaning.

Idioms occur frequently in all languages. It is estimated that there are at least twenty-five thousand (yeah, 25.000!) idiomatic expressions in the English language. Read more here.

So is there a way to familiarize with at least a good number of idioms?

The answer is YES! ūüėȬ† Continue reading

How to express opposing ideas in English: despite, although, nevertheless, in spite of‚Ķ

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Do you need to know a simple trick that will help you sound more academic in your speaking? This video will teach you how to show the opposing viewpoint in writing and speech. We have another post explaining how to give opinions in a general way.

You will learn how to use words like although, even though, despite, in spite of and nevertheless. They help you effectively introduce opposing ideas or facts in speech and writing. Despite it sounding complicated and fancy, it is quite easy to learn!

You can practice your new English skills by doing the quiz at the end of the lesson. Do not hesitate to contact me if you still have any sort of doubts: leave a comment!

Past Continuous Tense x Simple Past

Hey, guys! ūüôā

We have already learned about the Simple Past here and tried some exercises here.

The Past Continuous Tense is most often used for actions happening at some time in the past.

These lessons are going to show how to form the past continuous as well as its comparison with the Simple Past tense.

Are you ready? ūüėČ

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