Talking about your Job


Learn Business English for talking about your job. Download this English lesson at: https://www.businessenglishpod.com/ca…

In today’s 925 English lesson, we’re going to learn how to talk about your job in English. We’ll learn English for describing your job and the industry or company you work for and explaining your main duties or responsibilities.

There are lots of situations where you meet someone new and you want to tell them about your job. Maybe they ask you about it, or you just want to introduce yourself. So how do you do that? Do you just say “I am a salesman” and that’s it? No, you need to say a bit more than that.

Brexit


Unless you have been living under a rock, you know that the people of the UK woke up on June 24 to learn that they had voted in favour of leaving the European Union, otherwise know as Brexit. After an emotional campaign, 33.5 million votes were cast in the referendum with 17.4 million voting for Leave, and 16.1 million for Remain. Months of warnings from both camps focused on both the political and economic ramifications and rewards.

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How to Greatly Improve Your English Pronunciation in 8 Steps


“What?”

“Can you say that again?”

How many times do you hear this when you’re speaking? Even if your vocabulary and English grammar are perfect, it can still be difficult for people to understand you because of your pronunciation.

Learning to pronounce English words correctly can be one of the hardest parts of learning English.

The English language has some sounds that your native language might not, so you will have to learn how to make completely new sounds.

Plus, English vowels make it really tricky to know how to say a word. “Way,” “weigh” and “whey” are all said the same, for example, while “comb,” “bomb” and “tomb” are all pronounced differently.

Ah! Yeah, we know it can make you crazy.

So that’s why we have eight tips for you, to help you pronounce English words better.

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Learn English with TV Series: Friends


Throw away your boring grammar book and start having a lot more fun learning English. Our channel is going to show you how much you can improve your English fluency but watching your favorite TV shows.

Step 1: Watch the scene with subtitles and try to understand as much as you can

Step 2: Study all the most important fluency aspects of that scene – vocabulary, pronunciation and connected speech, cultural references like jokes and situational humor.

Step 3: Watch the scene again without subtitles and really test your comprehension.

We have been using this method for many years now and seen amazing results with our students.

3 Ways to Quickly Build and Remember Vocabulary in English


Want to be fluent in English? Then you need to develop a good working vocabulary in the language. Vocabulary allows you to express yourself clearly in English, so you want to remember new words and be able to use them!

In this tip, learn how to build your English vocabulary and remember words more quickly. There are three steps:

Connect
Repeat
Use
Watch the video or listen to the podcast for a more detailed explanation and examples.

I hope that this helps you to efficiently build your vocabulary in English. If you do this consistently, you will soon be amazed with your fluency!

5 Secrets to Improve Your English Listening Skills


Mindset- When it comes to speaking English, you have to be your own biggest supporter. Go into your studies with a positive attitude and plenty of confidence. Click here to join a free training, the 7 Steps to English Fluency: http://gonaturalenglish.com/7steps

If you can get excited about your future success, making progress will be so much easier.

Listen, Read, Speak- Try and find different ways to practice your English skills. Don’t just read English; speak it! Listen to it! These actions will keep you on your toes and open your mind to many different ways of studying the English language.

Diversity- It is possible to learn about other topics while also learning English. Branching out to different areas of entertainment will build your vocabulary and challenge your memory and comprehension.

Guess First- Pay attention to what you’re hearing and the situations around you. Take a chance and guess what you might hear next. Learn to anticipate certain responses and vocabulary that you might need to use.

Understand the Big Ideas- A big part of speaking English is using the correct sentence structure. In the English language, we put stress on different syllables and raise our voices at specific places in our sentences. Once you can step back and take a look at the entire framework of English speaking, the words will come to mind more naturally.

BBC News Review: Olympics closing ceremony


The story

The Olympic Games have officially ended with a colourful ceremony in the Maracana stadium in Rio de Janeiro. The entertainment included Brazil’s world-famous samba music. The president of the Rio organising committee, Carlos Arthur Nuzman said he was proud of his city, his country and his people. Thomas Bach, President of the International Olympic committee, said they had been a marvellous games in a marvellous city.

Tim Allman – BBC commentator

Like the opening ceremony, the closing ceremony had plenty of fireworks and lots of vibrant colour.

As Carmen Miranda played, the athletes arrived. This time instead of separately, nation by nation, they came in as one, what was described as the spirit of togetherness, the Olympic spirit.

Then the symbolic handing over of the Olympic flag. Japan, the hosts four years from now, getting the chance to hint at what might be coming in 2020. The country’s Prime Minister, Shinzo Abe, kicking things off dressed as one of the Super Mario Bros.

Key words and phrases

kick off
begin or cause sth to begin

pass the baton
give responsibility for something important to another person or group

wrap up
finish something