Telling stories is a huge part of conversational English, so being comfortable with narrative tenses is important for English fluency. Most English lessons about narrative tenses in English focus on the following 4 tenses: Past simple Past perfect Past continuous Past perfect continuous But did you know that you can use present tenses in English …
Podcasts and articles for learners at the advanced level
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.
Lori talks about an interesting podcast about the art of business management, where you can listen and learn not only about how to be a great manager, but you can pick up tons of relevant vocabulary about management and human resources.
Some grammar mistakes are surprisingly frequent even among educated native speakers of English. When it comes to written English, a lot of these mistakes involve words or phrases that sound the same but are spelled differently…One of the most notorious of these grammatical pet peeves is when people write the wrong form of its/it’s. That’s what I will try to help you with today. This may be a bit difficult to follow if you are just listening, so I suggest you go to the betteratenglish.com and have a look at the transcript.
Lori gives you a list of listening resources for advanced learners of English.
Two useful methods for proofreading your writing to catch spelling mistakes that your spelling checker misses.