Chunks

Hi, dear! How’s it going? 🙂

Today I am bringing the topic: chunks of language. But what do they mean?

Really simple to explain: a chunk of language is a sequence of words that native speakers of a language feel is the natural and best way of expressing something.

Here you go some chunks in the videos below. Keep in mind there are several examples in the English language, and that the best way to learn them effectively is to read, listen… I mean, to get in touch with them as much as you can!

See how it becomes natural after a while? Please, leave a sentence in the comments section using one or more chunks!

Off we go!!! 😉

 

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Understand phone conversations in English

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How are you doing this afternoon? This lesson is going to help us a lot!

If you get nervous about having conversations over the phone in English, you are not alone… (Actually, I would say this explanation is also highly valuable for conversations in person.) This is a common challenge all people face while getting confidence in learning a new language.  Continue reading

English does not make sense!

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You might be surprised by the title of this post and I confess: me too! This morning, while I was checking the news on Engvid’s Facebook page, this was their latest post and I got myself reflecting on how it is challenging to study and get fluent in any additional language.

As our choice is for English, watch here Ronnie’s latest lesson showing some words and expressions that just do not make sense and take the quiz here after watching it.

And more: some time ago, I read this text by chance on the internet and I decided to share it with you. Continue reading

How to ask a favour

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Sometimes we all have to ask for favours. It can be a difficult thing to do, though. Even if you ask a good friend or a family member, it is advisable to be polite and use the right tone of voice in order to get a positive response.

Look at this chart and check out some common expressions we use in these situations: Continue reading

How to make stress your friend

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While stress has been reported as a public health problem, new research suggests that it may only be bad for you if you believe that to be the case. Psychologist Kelly McGonigal urges us to see stress as a positive (!), and introduces us to a curious mechanism for stress reduction: reaching out to others.

How about watching her lecture?

So what’s the difference between stressed and nonstressed people? What can you do to live more peacefully? Continue reading

Talking about WORK

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Hey, you! 😀

Do you have a job and do you know how to talk about it in English?

In this vocabulary lesson, some English words and expressions we use to talk about work are being taught.

Make sure to do the quiz to review your new vocabulary! 😉

And leave your comments!

How did you like this lesson? What can you tell me about your job?

See you!

Teach girls bravery, not perfection

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Today is International Women’s Day and it has been vigorously celebrated all around. I have chosen a delighting message to show you. This has made me reflect upon our role in the world in a special way.

Reshma Saujani is the founder of Girls Who Code. They work “to educate, inspire, and equip high school girls with the skills and resources to pursue opportunities in computing fields.” Why does it matter?  Continue reading

Easy Voice Recorder

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Today let’s talk about Easy Voice Recorder. It is a fun, simple and easy way to use voice recorder. It is extremely reliable to practice your speaking, to record personal notes, classes, songs, and more!

When you listen to your own voice recorded, you can analyze your progress by your efforts and self-evaluate your development. 😉

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What NOT to say to people – and 20 things we SHOULD say way more often

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Today I’ll teach you what NOT to say to people and 20 things we SHOULD say way more often!

You will learn with Ronnie conversation topics that you should NEVER go into, because they are insulting and can make people dislike you. They are different from culture to culture, but to an American, English or Brazilian person, you are being rude by mentioning them. Continue reading