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How To Stay Motivated

By Clare | Jul 2, 2019 | 0 Comments

When you get to a certain level of English (especially intermediate level) it can be hard to see real progress, and you don’t really feel motivated to keep studying. You might think “I can communicate well and people understand me. Why should I keep studying when I can’t see concrete results?” This seems logical. But…

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Native Speaker Phrases – Summer Holidays

By Clare | Jun 18, 2019 | 0 Comments

A quick way to sound more like a native English speaker is to use phrasal verbs in conversation. You don’t need to use them all the time, but one or two in a conversation makes you sound more natural. Summer Holidays – 10 Phrasal Verbs If you’re planning your summer holiday, here are 10 phrasal…

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Your English Doesn’t Have To Be Perfect

By Clare | May 14, 2019 | 0 Comments

Don’t let fear of making a mistake get in your way. In my article on LinkedIn, I argue that there are only four things you should worry about when you speak or write in English. Of these, the most important is what happens as a result of what you say. Does the other person understand…

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The 1% Coaching Method – Quick Speaking Wins

By Clare | May 8, 2019 | 0 Comments

So far we’ve looked at how the 1% coaching method can help you get quick and easy wins in English grammar, pronunciation and vocabulary. In this post, I’m going to show you some ways it will help you when you speak English. Typical speaking problems Often, there are two main things that make you less confident about…

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The 1% Coaching Method – Quick Vocabulary Wins

By Clare | Apr 30, 2019 | 0 Comments

One area of English where you can ALWAYS make quick, effective improvements is vocabulary. With English vocabulary, a great place to start making improvements is “collocations”. These are words which naturally go with other words. So, for example, we say “apply for a job” (not “ask for a job”) or “a dream job” (not “a…

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The 1% Coaching Method – Quick Pronunciation Wins

By Clare | Apr 23, 2019 | 0 Comments

Following on from my post about quick grammar wins, I wanted to share with you some ways that you can quickly improve your pronunciation to make a big overall impact. Pronunciation is a huge area of English, and it’s also an area where people feel most anxious. But first of all – remember that having…

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The 1% Coaching Method – Quick Grammar Wins

By Clare | Apr 16, 2019 | 0 Comments

Last week I published an article on LinkedIn about how the 1% coaching method works for non-native English professionals. You can read it here: The 1% Coaching Method And Why It Works For Non-Native Professionals How the method works is by improving small details by 1% rather than focussing on doing one thing 100% better. So…

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What Should You Improve First In English?

By Clare | Apr 2, 2019 | 0 Comments

If I asked you what you should improve first in your English, you might say “Everything!” Or you might say “You tell me – you’re the coach!” Both answers are equally correct – but neither address the real problem. The real problem is time. If you believe, like me, that learning a language is a…

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How Can You Be Fluent In English Faster?

By Clare | Mar 12, 2019 | 0 Comments

When you have a busy life, you just don’t have hours and hours of time to dedicate to learning English. This is why long, traditional English courses can be so frustrating. An hour a week for six months is a big time commitment – but also not long enough to make a big difference in…

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3 Expert Strategies For When You Make Mistakes In English

By Clare | Mar 5, 2019 | 0 Comments

Mistakes are an inevitable part of learning a language. Or, in fact, learning anything at all. We learn something new, test it by using it, make a mistake, test again – this time succeeding. That’s fine for the theory, but when it happens to us, it can feel very different. Language and communication are such…

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