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Top 10 Tips to Learn English like a Pro

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The first step of learning any language effectively is making a commitment to the process. How often have you started a new hobby, only to drop it a few weeks later?  Learning a language, like anything, takes time and dedication. We believe anyone can do it if they really want to! Here are our top ten tips for making the progress you want when learning English. 1.Identify why you’re learning The first thing any learner needs to do is understand the reason behind your desire to study another language. Do you need it for work? Is it for your next […]

Saint John parking official fired after allegedly telling woman to speak English | CTV News

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SAINT JOHN, N.B. — A parking enforcement official in Saint John, N.B., has been fired after he allegedly told a woman who tried to contest a ticket that she should return when she could speak English. Mayor Don Darling confirmed Tuesday afternoon that the official, who had been hired by a federal agency that gives jobs to veterans, is no longer working for the city. “They are technically employed by the Canadian Corps of Commissionaires, so we’ve informed them that the individual won’t have any role with the city,” Darling said. The mayor called the incident an act of racism. […]

Learn English with this leadership English lesson – Leadership

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We hear about world leaders on the news every day. Before they led nations, they led companies or communities. There are leaders all around us. Maybe you’re a leader, too. No matter what they are leading, leaders rarely have an easy job. They don’t just make decisions. They also have to convince people that their decisions are the right ones. Recently, the US elected President Joe Biden. This has Mason and Sara thinking about leaders. Listen to them discuss leaders in this leadership English lesson. 我们每天都会听到关于世界各国领导人的新闻,他们在成为国家领袖之前,曾担任过公司或团体的领导工作。我们身边有各种各样的领导,也许你自己就是一个领导。 无论肩负着什么样的领导职责,领导人的工作从来都没有轻松可言。他们不只需要作出决策,而且还必须让大众信服自己所作的决策正确无误。最近,巴拉克·奥巴马…

North Korean children learn English with new tools, state media says – UPI.com

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Jan. 20 (UPI) — North Korea is employing new learning tools to teach English to kindergartners, according to state media. Propaganda service Naenara said Wednesday that Changgwang Kindergarten in Pyongyang has introduced new ways of learning English at the earliest stages of formal education. According to the article, the kindergarten, which caters to children of the regime’s elite, has been using animations and other video-based media to help them learn the foreign language. Changgwang Kindergarten is a test site for the pilot program, state media said. North Korea has stressed the importance of self-reliance and remains relatively isolated from the […]

Tim Matheson swipes Melania Trump, praises Jill Biden: Nice to have a First Lady who ‘can speak English!’

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Fox News Flash top entertainment and celebrity headlines are here. Check out what’s clicking today in entertainment. Actor Tim Matheson took a not-so-subtle swipe at former First Lady Melania Trump while praising her successor Dr. Jill Biden in a now-deleted tweet.  Following the backlash that took place after members of the National Guard were sent out of the Capitol building and into a cold parking lot, the first lady appeared for a photo op with a group of them while carrying baskets of candy.  The “National Lampoon’s Animal House” star reacted to the gesture by complimenting Biden, which included an […]

Actor Tim Matheson: Wonderful to Have a First Lady Who Can Speak English

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Tim Matheson, The West Wing actor, whose TV career dates back to 1960s episodes of Leave It to Beaver, says he was telling a “stupid joke” on Friday when he responded to a Twitter video of Jill Biden visiting National Guard troops. Matheson commented on the video of Biden and said it’s “so wonderful to have a First Lady with class and heart. And, can speak English!” This, dear followers, is actually racist. pic.twitter.com/eBFmmHeEbx — Curtis Houck (@CurtisHouck) January 22, 2021 “I apologize for a stupid joke, which was tasteless and without humor,” Matheson said after deleting the tweet that many had already called racist. I […]

How to learn English FAST – Espresso English

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Sometimes students write to me and say “I need to learn English FAST.” Maybe they have a deadline, like “I’m starting a new job or taking a test two months from now, so I need to be fluent by then” or maybe they just don’t want to waste time, they just want to reach their goal of fluency as quickly as possible. Is it possible to reach fluency fast? And how can you do it? I’m going to explain my opinion and give you some tips in today’s video. Learning fluent English takes TIME! The first point is very important […]

How I use video to help Yazidi refugees learn English in a pandemic

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With the global pandemic limiting international travel, volunteers who would normally support refugees fleeing war and violence have been unable to get to them. Those volunteers include people like John Namkung who plays a vital role helping refugees learn English. But while John can’t teach in person, he’s found another way to ensure students can continue developing their language skills – with video. In this blog, we’re honored to share John’s story and an insight into how he uses video to make learning English accessible and easy for all! 1. Could you tell us a little bit about yourself and […]

Learn English with this relaxation English lesson – Acupuncture

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Brian:  So, you have done acupuncture before? Jessica:  I have. I had a friend in college who convinced me to go have acupuncture treatments done. I was a little skeptical at first. But once I got there and they showed me the needles, which was really scary, I found out how relaxing it can be. Brian:  I’m afraid of even giving blood. And I hear it’s really relaxing, but… Jessica:  Brian, you have to be open to the experience. Because honestly, I don’t like getting my blood drawn. I’m pretty terrified of needles. But these are very painless, and you don’t even realize that […]

Supermarket gimmicks – Learn English – Education

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A ‘gimmick’ is a trick or device that is designed to attract attention. Take a look back at 1971, and how brand new methods were used to attract the attention of supermarket shoppers. Quite a gimmick for the times! You can also hear how language changes with time. For example, the word ‘Oriental’ is now considered outdated. Today, we would use ‘Asian’. For daily English language lessons and tips, like our follow us on , or subscribe to our . This content was originally published here.