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English is not something you can buy.  You must work for English skills!

In today's episode we talk about thinking of English as part of life, not a commodity.

It’s easy to purchase a certificate course for English.  But if your heart and mind are separated from your learning, the certificate means nothing.

In the end, your skills in English are what is important – not the certificate!

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Direct download: 154_AEE_154__Dance_Your_Way_to_English_Success.mp3
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Stop translating your idioms into English!

Today we’ll be talking about some of the dangers of translating “false friends.”  These are words that sound the same between two different languages, but aren’t.

We’ll also talk about translating idioms.  They can cause huge problems!

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Direct download: 153_AEE_153__3_False_Friends_Gone_Bad_in_the_Business_World.mp3
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Are people who study or work abroad smarter?

A recent Time magazine article says yes!

Today you’re going to learn how living in a different culture can make you more intelligent.  You will also learn some ways to do this in your own country!

How can living in another culture make you smarter?  What are the benefits to your mind?

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Direct download: 152_AEE_152__Are_People_Who_Study_or_Work_Abroad_Smarter_.mp3
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Do you like to tell jokes at parties?

Would you like to be able to tell a few jokes in English?

Today you’ll learn how to play with words and have a lot of “pun”!

What is a pun?

It’s a creative use of the language, usually using the literal meaning of the language and then a more creative, idiomatic use of the word.

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Direct download: 151_AEE_151__English_Puns_You_Can_Use_at_a_Party.mp3
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Today you’ll learn how to let go of your grammar mistakes and your obsession with perfection and you’ll learn how to finally speak like a native!

Today we have Idahosa Ness who is the founder of the Mimic Method and he helps learners reach fluency through song lyrics and mimicking the language.

 

What does it mean to “mimic” English speakers?

To “mimic” means to copy.

When you learn English, don’t learn from the written word. Learn from what you hear.

Try to surround yourself with the language and repeat back what you hear.

Don’t think about conjugating verbs in your head or making a mistake.

When you focus too much on conjugating, it restricts your ability to take in new sounds in your head.

There will be no space in your mind.

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Yesterday we asked the question, “should you apologize?” and we asked if you are apologizing and saying sorry too much.

Today we want to give you more ways to say “sorry” if you decide that you are in the right place and the right situation to offer an apology.

You’ll see a comparison of 3 typical ways to apologize and 3 creative, new ways to apologize.

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Do you say “sorry” too much in English or in your native language?

In today’s episode you’ll find out why you might not want to always say “sorry” and you’ll hear from the co-hosts about their different opinions on how and when to say sorry.

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As an English learner or in your everyday life, why do you need to let go of something “good” to wait for some “great” to come along?

Today you’ll hear our personal examples and find out what this means for your English learning.

If something is not amazing in your life then you should let it go and wait for something better to come along.

 

This can be hard.

It can be scary to sit in the open space after you let something go.

Here is today’s quote:

“If you are not willing to risk the unusual, you will have to settle for the ordinary.”

-Jim Rohn

 

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Direct download: 147_AEE_147__Let_Go_of__Good__for__Great_.mp3
Category:English Study Strategies -- posted at: 1:00am EST

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Could learning English online make you a braver and more confident English speaker?

Let’s find out today with our special guest, Turgay Evren.

Turgay is an English instructor from Turkey and also an author of more than 60 ESL best-selling books.

Turgay is going to tell us about the differences between learning English in a traditional classroom versus learning English online.

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You are making a big mistake!

It’s time to stop and fix this common error with “yes/no” questions.

Today you’ll hear a real conversation  where we use “yes/no” questions and answers and you’ll see how to do it right in English.

If someone asks you this: “Do you have any other questions?”

The incorrect way to respond: “Yes I don’t have any other questions”

The correct way to respond: “No I don’t have any other questions.”

 

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