Tips about how to succeed at your first English lesson at italki, and how you can overcome your fear and book that first lesson. I put off booking my first lesson with a professional teacher for far too long, and I hope the story of how I overcame my fear and went on to find a teacher and have a successful lesson will encourage you.
English Learning Tips
Idioms that use the word money or cash. Give you a run for your money, right on the money, put your money where your mouth is, money talks bullshit walks, cash cow, cold hard cash.
Listen to this recommended podcast episode to learn how Benjamin Franklin turned his enemies into friends. He was so good at it that this psychological manipulation is now known as The Benjamin Franklin Effect.
Do you need someone to practice speaking English with? You don’t need to live somewhere with access to native speakers. There are many sites online where you can find a native speaker of English who will talk to you over Skype or other chat services for free. I have tried many of them for you, and here is a list of the ones I think are best.
Lori and her Dutch friend Yvette return to finish their conversation about perfectionism and procrastination. This time they focus on the strategies that have proved useful in their own battles with this debilitating problem.
Do you need to make a presentation in English? Here are some examples of great presentations that you can learn from.
A list of the most useful free online dictionaries for English learners.
Lori gives you a collection of good audio and video resources for learning English.