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food idioms Native speakers of a language use many idioms. However, when a person is learning a new language, for instance, English, the usage and understanding of idioms may take time. The English language is full of idioms and in fact, we have an idiom for any and every situation. If you ever get a chance to speak with an expert in English, you will be appalled by their usage of idioms to accentuate their communication. There are different types of...
errors As an online English speaking course provider, we deal with a humongous amount of written text in a day. After years of teaching and editing, we have come up with a list of 20 grammar mistakes that most of us make, unconsciously or consciously. Grammar is one subject that is taught in school from primary level, still, most of us don’t get it right. It is human to make mistakes and grammar is no difference. Even scholarly writers make grammar...
body language How many times have you met a person and instantly liked the way they talk and carry themselves? And even vice versa. What is it that distinguishes a speaker from an effective speaker? Communication skills will be the knee-jerk response, and it is correct. However, one needs to understand that communication is not just, about what you speak; it is more about how you speak too. Most English learning courses lay stress on learning the right body...
measuring words What are measuring words?Nouns are of many kinds; countable and non-countable being two of them. When referring to such nouns, how do we define them? This is where measuring words come into play. Also known as numeral classifiers, or counters, the most common measuring words we use in our day-to-day routine are kilometer, centimeter, inches, grams, etc.These measuring words are used when we know the exact amount of the measurable noun. A very...
atm Guess what is the best thing about learning English? You will never tire out of it, because there is so much to learn – new words to embellish your vocabulary, phrases, idioms and whatnot! Learning English is something you can do every single day.Recently, I came across an interesting term – plastic money. I find the term borderline genius. What a great way to describe credit and debit cards. For all those who are new to this term, let me...
team No matter what position you hold on the corporate ladder, fluent English speaking is a skill you cannot ignore. All the work, whether electronic or on paper, is done in  English language. Not just that, how would you communicate with your colleagues and your boss if you cannot even frame a proper English sentence?Well, talking about the corporate ladder, there are many instances that come up in the office where you need to have a fluent English...
grammer When you hear the word ‘communication’ what comes to your mind? Of course, speaking or talking. Then there’s online communication, electronic communication, etc. What is the one common factor through all the sorts of communication? The fact that they are all done in English! Whether you use social media, various messengers, or even personal communication – it is all done in English. How can you then ignore developing English fluency? Learning spoken...
pickpocket I hope you guys have been diligently practicing your spoken English and improving every day. Here is a tip for all English learners: work on improving your vocabulary. There are a number of English words to be learned that will help you in sentence formation and communicate more effectively. English fluency does not come easily, but if you keep practicing English speaking with the correct usage of grammar, you can definitely improve your...
confusing There’s a famous saying, “Once is a mistake, twice is a choice”. People learn from mistakes, and a wise person is the one who not only accepts and acknowledges his/ her mistake, but also makes proper amendments. Often, when writing or speaking English, we might make mistakes; and that is perfectly all right. However, when you do make such a mistake, it is important that you make a clarification.What is a clarification?You must have often...
sensitive topics Hello, friends and fellow students! Do you know why I call you fellow students? It is because even I, like you, am in the process of learning English. English is a rich and diverse language and one continues to learn it every day. Whether it is through reading the newspaper, watching an English movie or even reading a pamphlet, we are exposed to this wonderful language in all sorts of ways. All you have to do,as a spoken English student, is...
opinion Plato famously said, ‘Opinion is the medium between knowledge and ignorance’. He could not have defined the importance of having an opinion more aptly. With education comes knowledge, and with the knowledge you learn facts, and when you learn the facts, you form an opinion.As an English learning student, it is very important for you to form informed opinions and present them as and when required. Even more important is for you to present your...
resume When working in an office, you simply cannot do without having expertise over spoken English. As important it is to have a good command over a skill required to do your job with perfection, it is equally essential that you be able to speak in English. Right from giving the job interview to having day-to-day conversations with your colleagues, English speaking plays a key role. We have helped you with various tips and blogs on how you can...
disagree Refuting someone’s opinion or belief is a tricky thing to do. If not done well, it can border on being rude or impolite. Yes, even when disagreeing with someone, you need to be careful of doing it well and politely. This is one of the key skills of spoken English. Speaking in English is not just about English fluency and mastering the vocabulary, it is about picking the mannerisms and understanding the finer nuances too. When disagreeing with a...
Do You Speak english For a spoken English student, learning is a continuous process. There is a lot to learn, and always some room for improvement. However, that doesn’t mean that it will take you years to be able to speak in fluent English. Even people who are fluent English speakers need to update their vocabulary and learn the new trends in order to keep updated. The key to good English speaking is that one needs to keep learning and improving spoken English...
speak with confidence What good is your ability to speak in fluent English if you do not use it for the benefit of others? When you gain confidence in your spoken English, you can use it to motivate and inspire others as well. A good English speaker is the one who can speak English fluently in any given situation.Whether it is lodging a complaint, making new friends or giving a motivational speech, our online English courses enable you to handle any situation with...
tax It is the time of the year when everyone takes a close look at his or her expenses, investments and savings. Why? Because it is the time of the year when everyone is busy filing his or her income tax return! Are you wondering why we, an online English tutor, are discussing income tax returns, then we would like to ask you, what language is the income tax return filed? English, right? If you need to hire a professional or a lawyer to file your...
sales The most difficult job, in my opinion, is the one that involves marketing. No matter what the product or service is, marketing has become essential for the success of any business. Marketing has become a very integral part of any business, and thus, this industry has become very cut-throat. There is immense competition – not just because marketing is essential, but also because there are many people offering similar products and services....
Speaking English speaking is a skill that one cannot do without in today’s times. Whatever you do, wherever you go, fluent spoken English always comes in handy. For instance, you need to make a complaint regarding some discrepancy in your bank account, how would you do it? You will either write a letter to the bank or lodge a complaint with the call center. For both of these, you will have to use English. Similarly, many day to day chores require one to...
argument There is a famous adage, ‘Enter into an argument only if you know you will win it!’ However, it is easier said than done. Winning an argument is not a cakewalk - it requires skills, tact and not to forget, fluent English speaking.Before we embark on learning the tips for winning an argument, let us understand what an argument is. Arguments are of two types:· Offensive/ defensive· InformativeOffensive/ defensive argument is when the sole purpose of...
keep calm Do you know what the highlight of my day is? Writing these blogs about learning English, because I learn so much myself. When I am writing about a topic I am not familiar with, I take it up as a challenge and teach myself as I go on writing. That is the beauty of this language. You learn even as you teach, maybe more than you can learn in a class. In fact, in my opinion, teaching is an easy way to learn English. When you take up the task of...
guests English is originally the language of the British – they are the ones who introduced this language in India. Apart from the language, it’s their manners and discipline that they are known for. They have a code of conduct they follow in everything they do, and if you are a student of spoken English, you must learn about manners.I am definitely not saying that you should copy the western world when it comes to manners, but you should definitely...
compare things English is not just about learning new words, increasing your vocabulary and understanding grammar rules. Learning English is about learning the different nuances of the language. English is a very diverse language with a number of aspects, expressions and concepts. When you are enhancing your spoken English, you also need to learn about the various concepts like passive and active voice, tenses, idioms, expressions used for praise, criticism,...
speaking english You know what I love about the English language? It is so fancy and gives you the freedom to express yourself in a myriad number of ways. One single thought can be presented in many ways. For example, you wish to say that you are hungry. Now, you could simply say, “I am hungry” or, to make it more dramatic, you could also say, “I am famished!” If speaking to a friend, you could say, “Care to grab a bite? I am so hungry!” See, one thought and so...
comparison Learning and improving is not age bound. One should never stop learning and enhancing his/her knowledge. It becomes all the more important when you are learning English, as it is such a vast language that there is something new to learn every single day.It is true that people learn from their mistakes. For instance, if you have the habit of mispronouncing a word, and one of your friends corrects you, you will always remember it and make sure...
BPO Whether you are an advertising professional or work in a bank, fluent spoken English is a must in any job. How would you make a pitch, or handle customers if you lack English fluency? Regardless of what the nature of your job is, learning English has become a must. One job sector, of which English forms the backbone, is the BPO industry or most popularly known as the call centers. Call center employees not only need to have good English fluency, but...

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