Crawl Method to Improve English Language Skills Fast

2018-11-12T22:35:46+00:00By |Spoken English, Written English|

All of us read something or the other every day. Can we make use of a small part of that reading to improve our English language skills – mainly written, but to some extent spoken as well – at a much faster rate than we currently are.

Yes, we can. (The similarity of this sentence to Mr. Obama’s 2008 election slogan is purely coincidental.)

Through reading slowly and attentively, crawling in other words. If you can make crawling a regular habit, you’ll improve your English language skills at a much faster clip than your peers.

250+ Commonly Mispronounced Words in English

2018-11-21T19:57:27+00:00By |Pronunciation, Spoken English|

Non-native speakers mispronounce by the dozen every day. Even fluent speakers. Even those working in high-paying white-collar jobs.

Why have they been making these pronunciation mistakes for years, even decades. Why don’t they correct themselves?

The answer is this question: will they take corrective steps when they don’t even know they’re mispronouncing?

In this post, I’ll list correct pronunciation of more than 250 commonly-mispronounced words in English. And places. And brands.

How to Introduce Yourself in English [4 Situations]

2018-11-21T22:44:32+00:00By |Spoken English|

You can’t escape introductions.

When you attend a conference, you introduce yourself to new faces you meet.

When you attend a social function, you introduce yourself.

When you attend an in-house training, you introduce yourself to your colleagues from other offices.

When you attend college, you introduce yourself to new friends.

The first impression you create through your introduction can sometimes have far-reaching impact on your personal and professional life. People can take first impression as the last. And even if they don’t, your introduction may not excite them to carry the discussion further. Imagine, a crucial business lead losing interest because you faltered in your intro pitch, especially when many others were vying for the same pot of gold.

45 Ways to Learn English [Beginner & Intermediate Level]

2018-11-21T22:21:12+00:00By |Spoken English, Written English|

There are four kinds of skills in any language – reading, writing, listening, and speaking. Reading and listening are passive skills in which you absorb the input (text or voice) passively. Writing and speaking, on the other hand, are active skills in which you produce the output, and therefore are more challenging to master.

Little wonder, most people are looking to learn speaking and writing when they express desire to improve their English. In this post, I’ll cover how to improve speaking and writing for people at two different levels:

Biggest Reason Why You Lose Confidence When Speaking in a Group

2018-11-21T22:00:31+00:00By |Spoken English|

You forget some of the points you had prepared the moment you start speaking.

You get nervous.

You get tongue-tied.

You may have faced some of these situations when speaking in a group or presenting your point of view in an official meeting or addressing an audience or making a presentation.

Why do some struggle? And why do some sail through without breaking a sweat?